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  • The Pink Heart Society: Tuesday Talk Time :: Not My 1st Rodeo

    Jenna's Romantic Notions
    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:18 pm
    The Pink Heart Society: Tuesday Talk Time :: Not My 1st Rodeo: Once upon a time, at the RWA conference in San Antonio,  Jenna Bayley-Burke got Donna Alward to laugh. And then Sarah M. Anderson laughed...
  • YASH coming up soon!

    Ann Aguirre
    Ann Aguirre
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Hey, readers! So it isn’t long before the YA Scavenger Hunt begins. I hope you have plenty of time because there isn’t just one team or two or even three. This time we have 6, that’s right, 6 YASH teams which means more prizes, news, and fun! So let’s get started. TEAM RED INCLUDES:   TEAM GOLD INCLUDES:   TEAM GREEN INCLUDES:   TEAM ORANGE INCLUDES:   TEAM INDIE INCLUDES:   TEAM BLUE INCLUDES:   Hope you all are as excited as I am! The YA Scavenger Hunt begins at noon pacific time on Thursday, October 2nd and runs through Sunday, October…
  • Pre-Order Public Enemies and Get a Bonus Short Story

    Ann Aguirre
    Melissa Jolly
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Public Enemies, Book 2 in the Immortal Game Trilogy, will be out on 8/4/15. I hope you’re excited to see what’s next for Edie and Kian. As an author, I really appreciate when readers pre-order my books. So, I’ve decided to offer a special thank you to anyone that pre-orders Public Enemies in the form of an early look at Bad Omen Birds, a Harbinger short story.       Here’s all you have to do: Pre-Order Public Enemies Fill Out this (very short) Form GET THE HARBINGER SHORT STORY!! Pre-Order Here: Amazon | B&N | BAM | Indiebound | Vroman’s | Book…
  • Newsletter Contest

    Elizabeth Boyle » Blog
    Elizabeth
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:46 am
    Thanks to everyone who entered my most recent Newsletter contest. So let’s get the suspense over. The winner of the box of goodies is: Jackie O. of Phoenix, AZ. Your prize box is on its way! I also wanted to say a huge Thank YOU! to all of you who wrote me so quickly and enthusiastically about the news that Mad About the Major is now in print. I’m just so pleased that everyone can enjoy this fun story about Arabella Tremont. If you aren’t subscribed to my newsletter, make sure you are–I offer news, contests and all kinds of exclusive prizes to the best fans ever! Just…
  • Hunk of the Month

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    Heidi
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Time to vote in a new Hunk of the Month already?  But I wasn’t finished ogling the last one! A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, though, so let’s get this party started… Who do you think should be our Hunk of the Month for August? (Say Beefcake!) (Smart is the new Sexy) (Tightie-Whities…have never looked so good!) (Pleasure Before Business) Who should be our HUNK OF THE MONTH for August? Say Beefcake Smart is the new Sexy Tightie-Whities Pleasure Before Business Poll Maker The post Hunk of the Month appeared first on heidibetts.com.
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    Ann Aguirre

  • Pre-Order Public Enemies and Get a Bonus Short Story

    Melissa Jolly
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Public Enemies, Book 2 in the Immortal Game Trilogy, will be out on 8/4/15. I hope you’re excited to see what’s next for Edie and Kian. As an author, I really appreciate when readers pre-order my books. So, I’ve decided to offer a special thank you to anyone that pre-orders Public Enemies in the form of an early look at Bad Omen Birds, a Harbinger short story.       Here’s all you have to do: Pre-Order Public Enemies Fill Out this (very short) Form GET THE HARBINGER SHORT STORY!! Pre-Order Here: Amazon | B&N | BAM | Indiebound | Vroman’s | Book…
  • YA book announcement

    Ann Aguirre
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
    In case you don’t follow social media, I wanted to talk about my new book deal. If you scroll down in that article, you’ll see that I’ve sold a novel set in the Razorland series. This isn’t a sequel in the traditional sense; rather I would call it a companion novel, like the novella I wrote about Thimble and Stone.  This story will center around Tegan of the Staff aka Doctor Tegan, and the warrior-poet who loves her, James Morrow. Gavin will probably also join their adventures and possibly Millie, the girl who saved the world and didn’t even know it. Szarok may…
  • YA Scavenger Hunt: Go Team Teal!

    Melissa Jolly
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Updated 4/6/15 – This hunt is over. Today kicks off the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt, and there are tons of great prizes to be won. You decide how much effort to put into it, but the rewards will definitely be commensurate with the time you spend visiting various sites and gathering clues. There are eight teams: RED, BLUE,GOLD,GREEN, ORANGE,TEAL,PURPLE,& PINK. I’m on the TEAL team this time around. If at any point, you get stuck, check out the How to Hunt page for help. At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for…
  • YA Scavenger Hunt: Red Team Go!

    Ann Aguirre
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    UPDATE 10/6/14 – THIS HUNT IS OVER Today kicks off a Fall YA Scavenger Hunt, and there are tons of great prizes to be won. You decide how much effort to put into it, but the rewards will definitely be commensurate with the time you spend visiting various sites and gathering clues. There are six teams: RED, GOLD, GREEN, ORANGE, INDIE and BLUE. I’m on the RED team, myself. If at any point, you get stuck, check out the How to Hunt page for help. At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you…
  • YASH coming up soon!

    Ann Aguirre
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Hey, readers! So it isn’t long before the YA Scavenger Hunt begins. I hope you have plenty of time because there isn’t just one team or two or even three. This time we have 6, that’s right, 6 YASH teams which means more prizes, news, and fun! So let’s get started. TEAM RED INCLUDES:   TEAM GOLD INCLUDES:   TEAM GREEN INCLUDES:   TEAM ORANGE INCLUDES:   TEAM INDIE INCLUDES:   TEAM BLUE INCLUDES:   Hope you all are as excited as I am! The YA Scavenger Hunt begins at noon pacific time on Thursday, October 2nd and runs through Sunday, October…
 
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  • Newsletter Contest

    Elizabeth
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:46 am
    Thanks to everyone who entered my most recent Newsletter contest. So let’s get the suspense over. The winner of the box of goodies is: Jackie O. of Phoenix, AZ. Your prize box is on its way! I also wanted to say a huge Thank YOU! to all of you who wrote me so quickly and enthusiastically about the news that Mad About the Major is now in print. I’m just so pleased that everyone can enjoy this fun story about Arabella Tremont. If you aren’t subscribed to my newsletter, make sure you are–I offer news, contests and all kinds of exclusive prizes to the best fans ever! Just…
  • Mad About The Major Newsletter Winners

    Elizabeth
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:59 am
    Good reason to subscribe to my newsletter: these awesome people get access to exclusive contests for just being, well, awesome. And the winners to my latest newsletter contest are: Mary C. of Seattle, WA Molly L. of Rogersville, MO Heather H. of Myrtle Beach, SC Each of them will receive of box stuffed with books and goodies. Thank you to everyone who entered and to everyone who isn’t subscribed to my newsletter: What are you waiting for? (Pssst. Scroll to the top of the page and the box is right there waiting for you.)
  • #TBT: Mad About the Duke

    Elizabeth
    28 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    This book, Mad About the Duke, is the story inspired my upcoming Bachelor Chronicles spin-off, Mad about the Major. Here is where the Duke of Parkerton finally meets his match. But the wait for Parkerton’s story took some time. He first appeared at the end of This Rake of Mine, chastising his younger brother, Mad Jack Tremont, to get out of jail and go marry Miranda. I sort of fell in love with him the moment he stepped on the page. He is so stuffy and ducal and proper. He just needed his life turned upside down. Does anyone else sense a theme here? I just love taking a perfectly happy…
  • Blog Winners

    Elizabeth
    25 May 2015 | 4:47 pm
    I totally missed posting a winner last week for the Black Gown v. Red Dress post. I blame being on double-death deadline for letting this slip past me. My sincere apologies. But I am here to set this to rights. The winner for that week’s post is: Stephanie M:   And for last week’s #TBT post on nicknames in How I Met My Countess, the winner is: Rosalie Otto: Each of them will receive an autographed book. And watch for this Thursday’s Throwback into the Bachelor Chronicles when I take a look at Mad about the Duke, the book that inspired my June 2nd short novel, Mad About…
  • #TBT: How I Met My Countess

    Elizabeth
    21 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Moving along to the next installment of my #TBT look the Bachelor Chronicles series (in advance of the June 2nd release of Mad About the Major), this week we are going to look at How I Met My Countess. Opening up what I think of as the last third of the Bachelor Chronicles is a trio of books about the Widows Standon. The idea for the book came from Love Letters of a Duke, where the hero laments having these warring dowagers from the previous heirs driving him crazy. I wondered about these three and then came up with the idea that all three had married very young and not really all that…
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  • Hunk of the Month

    Heidi
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Time to vote in a new Hunk of the Month already?  But I wasn’t finished ogling the last one! A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, though, so let’s get this party started… Who do you think should be our Hunk of the Month for August? (Say Beefcake!) (Smart is the new Sexy) (Tightie-Whities…have never looked so good!) (Pleasure Before Business) Who should be our HUNK OF THE MONTH for August? Say Beefcake Smart is the new Sexy Tightie-Whities Pleasure Before Business Poll Maker The post Hunk of the Month appeared first on heidibetts.com.
  • what to read next?

    Heidi
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Okay, so I finally finished Iris Johansen’s The Perfect Witness, which I swear I started reading by accident.  I was already a good stretch into another book, but happened to leave it well out of reach at a time when I really needed something to read.  The Perfect Witness happened to be on a stack of other books nearby, so I just grabbed it & read the first couple pages to keep myself occupied.  But I couldn’t just toss it back on the pile & walk away after that, could I?  Of course not—I had to keep reading to the end. I also just finished Strictly…
  • Happy Sunday

    Heidi
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Happy Sunday, my Darlings of The Dungeon!  How are you feeling this week?  Thankful, blessed, joyful?  All of the above, I hope! This week, I AM HAPPY that I was finally able to share the news of my new house with you guys! img23  It’s such a huge event for me, & it all came about so amazingly, it was really hard not to say anything the minute I thought it was going to happen.  But of course I wanted to be sure, so I bit right through my tongue trying to keep it all to myself. I AM HAPPY that I got the water & electric turned on at the new house, so we can go out there now…
  • Sexy Fail Saturday

    Heidi
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Why, oh why, do people do this? It’s okay that you’re not a size 2. Please stop trying to squeeze into one when it leaves you looking like this. Buy the next size (or two) up…you’ll look way better & be much more comfortable, I swear! The post Sexy Fail Saturday appeared first on heidibetts.com.
  • Friday Funnies

    Heidi
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The post Friday Funnies appeared first on heidibetts.com.
 
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    JEN BLACK

  • Reacher

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:38 am
    We actually put our gas fire on for an hour the other night and the heating the following evening as the house felt so cold. It still does. I'm wearing four layers in July! What is the world coming to?It is possible I feel it more today because I had a tooth removed yesterday. The actual in-the-chair procedure which finished around four o' clock wasn't so bad, but the evening was pretty dreary. In the end I took a couple of pain killers and went to bed.I read half of a Jack Reacher novel last night and will finish it today as I'm taking life easy. This one is called Never Go Back and I picked…
  • Software and dog poo

    25 Jul 2015 | 3:57 am
    My Goodreads pages were such a mess I have deleted the lot yesterday and rejoined. I suppose my pages look very blank right now, but I intend to read the instructions this time before plunging in and duplicating my earlier mistakes. I'm not intuitive about  this sort of thing; I can't look at a screen and see what I need to do - I need precise instructions. It took me ages to get to grips with Calibre - I'm not sure I've actually gripped it yet, but I can do certain things with it, like add a book and convert it from Word to MOBI or EPUB. I had help from a critique partner with that one,…
  • Amazon royalties

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:57 am
    There are some large numbers clocking up on my Kindle report screen since the KOLL/Pages Read thing began on 1st July. I shall have to wait until 15th August to get the true picture of what this actually means in terms of royalties paid out, but it looks intriguing. I hope I'm not disappointed! At the very least, it tells me that my books are actually being read - all but SHADOWS, which languishes with big fat zeros beside it. From this I gather that readers are not interested in stories set in rural France. Or perhaps it is because it is a contemporary story rather than a historical. Or…
  • Facebook changes

    18 Jul 2015 | 2:07 am
    I never noticed that some people “Like” their own posts on Facebook as soon as they post them. If I had noticed I would probably have thought Why Bother? But it seems that it does matter, after all. Facebook’s interface has changed a lot lately and the most disliked changes were to the news feed and the introduction of the Ticker.Now I must confess I hadn’t noticed a Ticker. (Sometimes a six-year-old could do better than me with Facebook.) Now I read that Facebook selects which of your friends’ posts you see showing up in your news feed. Under the new “Edge Rank” system, friends…
  • A little PR

    14 Jul 2015 | 2:11 am
    Here’s an excerpt from my new book due out on 20thJuly. For a long time this went under the working title of Daisy's Story, but now it has gone grown up with a proper title. It is available for review; please contact me via this blog or e-mail at jenblackNCL@gmail.com.Adam reached out, grasped her shoulders and dropped a kiss on her forehead. Looking at him, she could think of nothing to say; nor could she break the spell with movement. He stood so close she was aware of his warmth and the faint tang of shaving soap. His gaze held her still. She forgot to breathe.Slowly, without haste, he…
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    Jenna's Romantic Notions

  • Happy Chocolate Day!

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    It's Chocolate Day -- a celebration of all things chocolate, even my favorite scenes involving truffles. In Just One Spark, Hannah & Mason's first date is heated up by a special chili spiced chocolate :: Mason took the silver bag and plucked out a tiny silver box. He opened it and two chocolate truffles shone in the light from the streetlamps. “Try it. This one first.” He pointed to the chocolate dome in front decorated with shimmering gold flecks.Hannah balanced the candy between her fingers and took a bite. She offered the other half to Mason. The candy fell into his…
  • Things I've Said To My Children

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    So I'm sitting behind four buses at day camp pick up with the windows rolled up and the AC on because it is HOT, and I'm laughing so hard I have tears. The other mom's are giving me side eye. Jealous.Every parent should have Things I've Said to My Children close at hand. Kids are wild little beasties and they do mind blowing things adults can't even begin to imagine. The clever graphics Nathan Ripperger created to illustrate things he's said to his own wildlings bring a smile of camaraderie. Parents no longer have to feel alone when asking... Why is there a toilet seat on my table? Load it…
  • Anything For A Cowboy - Release & Reviews

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    It's opening day for Not My 1st Rodeo! The stories released today - individually and as the anthology. I love that readers have the option to grab them all or pick and choose. We have a fun Facebook party tonight & the reviews are coming in. Amazon    Barnes & Noble    Samhain     Kobo    Her plan was for them to fall in bed, not in love.When veterinarian Jacy Weston changes her location on her western dating website profile, she thinks it’s no big deal. Opal Creek…Myrtle Creek…what’s the difference? As little white lies…
  • The Pink Heart Society: Tuesday Talk Time :: Not My 1st Rodeo

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:18 pm
    The Pink Heart Society: Tuesday Talk Time :: Not My 1st Rodeo: Once upon a time, at the RWA conference in San Antonio,  Jenna Bayley-Burke got Donna Alward to laugh. And then Sarah M. Anderson laughed...
  • Compromising Positions – Only 99c!

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:56 pm
      I'm so excited about this sale for Compromising Positions. This book is so special to me because it resonates with readers so much I've never had a book signing or appearance where it hasn't been mentioned. It instantly creates a connection, and has sparked some of my best friendships within the industry. I'm hoping this sale means new readers open their hearts to David & Sophie, and to me as well. Kindle: Nook: Kobo: Samhain: iBooks Promo push...6.1  Pixel of Ink6.1  Fiction Vixen6.1  Unputdownable Reads6.1  Freebook Feed6.2  eReader News…
 
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    Joely Sue Burkhart

  • Headed to the Farm

    Joely
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:09 pm
    It’s been a rough few months and I’m sooooo ready for a nice break!  I’m packing up the monsters and heading to Papa’s farm tomorrow for several days. They’ll ride horses (as long as the heat and humidity isn’t too horrible) and I’m hoping to get a boatload of words done. I have so much to do.  Getting away will hopefully let me focus and concentrate.  I need a change of scenery and I can’t wait to sit on the back deck and look out over the fields and pond while I write.  The only sad thing is that my beloved sis won’t be able to come…
  • Billionaire #3 Update

    Joely
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:08 pm
    I made my deadline! Actually had enough room to spare to do several good edits passes, added a new scene to tie up a loose end, and then wrote the synopsis and blurb. I think I read it through 5 times, and there are parts that still get me a little teary. This is a holiday novel, and so I wanted to include lots of sentimental, special elements. Kelsey had a HARD life, poor thing, and Harvey is so damaged that she despairs of ever pulling him out of the darkness. But she drags him kicking and screaming into the (Christmas) lights. There are a few bombshells and a sweet moment for Donovan and…
  • My Tooth – One Week Later

    Joely
    23 May 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Checking back with an update on how my tooth is doing. It’s a little hard to tell if the nerve pain is completely gone because of the weather and my allergies. The pollen counts have been very high in the area, and so I’ve had a lot of sinus pressure and headache that makes my face hurt. However, it’s both sides, not just my right, so I don’t think it has anything to do with the tooth itself. I quit drinking the eggshells in my smoothie a few days ago too. There’s a bit of an odor (boiled egg smell) and it makes it hard to drink it day after day. I’ve also…
  • My Crazy Tooth Saga

    Joely
    19 May 2015 | 7:29 pm
    My family thinks I’m a quack. Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or dentist and this is only my personal experience. I haven’t had many good experiences with doctors or dentists. Generally, I’m of the opinion that they’re going to make recommendations based on the all mighty dollar–theirs, of course–and not what would be best for me. Especially if it means I can control my own health through nutrition or natural means and save a bundle. I’ve had some experience healing a few minor ailments naturally, like a bladder infection. I believe in the healing…
  • One Cut Deeper Roundup

    Joely
    19 May 2015 | 6:02 pm
    With it being release week, there’s a lot of action going on. Instead of constantly bombarding everyone with links, I thought I’d just gather them up in one place. Reviews are coming in! “One Cut Deeper kept me guessing from start to finish. The kink aspects are not for the faint of heart, but fit the relationship between these two characters – and they are integral to suspense plot as well. This is an erotic thriller that should not be missed. It is a fantastic story with just the right blend of kink and suspense.” Romance Novel News “Do not be afraid of…
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    Beth Ciotta

  • A Project of Mystical Proportions

    26 Jul 2015 | 8:43 am
    As noted in my previous post, I have devised a plan for broadening my horizons. I'm still in the midst of writing MARRY POPPINS, the third book in my modern-day fairy tale series--IMPOSSIBLE DREAM. And I'm jotting story notes for CHRISTMAS IMPOSSIBLE, WANDERLUST, and LOVING A LEGEND. All of these tales fall with the romance genre and they are slated for release within the next seven months. Yes, I'm pushing my limits. As I've said before, I'm not a speedy writer. However I am presently, fiercely focused and inspired.Part of what's driving me is knowing that I'm working toward breaking into a…
  • Looking Ahead!

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:01 pm
    I'm not sure if it's a blessing or a curse, but I am constantly bombarded with story ideas. Unfortunately, I'm not the world's fastest writer so it's impossible for me to keep up with my crazy muse. I'm easily distracted by shiny new ideas. Sometimes I give into them. Not a bad thing. Viva variety! But it does put a kink into the schedule of whatever "series" I'm trying to focus on.I've spent the last few weeks thinking hard about my career. Where I am. Where I'd like to go. One thing I know for sure. I'm going to focus more on what inspires me creatively. What truly sparks my passion. And…
  • Revitalization and Risk

    19 Jul 2015 | 9:54 am
    Bear with me through the set-up. I swear this is not solely a promo shout. It's a promo shout leading up to a peek into how my mind works and ending with a question for you!If you've been following me on Facebook or Twitter or even here (for the last couple of days), you know that I'm celebrating the reissues of my historical western series: Peacemakers: Old West. LASSO THE MOON, the first adventure in the series is on sale now for .99. Digital version only and only until July 24. If you haven't taken advantage, do so soon!   Book 2 and 3--ROMANCING THE WEST and FALL OF ROME are also…
  • Dream More

    18 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    A book caught my eye. Actually, the copy on the back of the book caught my eye.If I have a wish for you, it is that you:Dream moreLearn moreCare moreBe moreLove,DollyIt's a small book meant to inspire and motivate and it's written by Dolly Parton. I've always loved Dolly. She's bigger than life with her big hair, bold makeup, and glitzy wardrobe. She's charismatic, down-to-earth, and incredibly talented. A singer and songwriter. An actress and founder of Dollywood and the Dollywood Foundation for the Imaginary Library. She's also, I learned after speed reading the preface of this book, a…
  • National Cowboy Day

    17 Jul 2015 | 11:03 am
    Yeah. You saw that right. There is an actual day dedicated to celebrating cowboys. Yee-haw! I'm there. I'll also be at an FB Party that day--July 25. You want to be there too. Trust me. Lots of authors, lots of giveaways, and lots of pictures of sexy cowboys. Here's the deal...A Celebration of all things Cowboy! Join OVER FORTY WESTERN AUTHORS for a full day of cowboy fun. We will be offering a grand prize gift certificate to BOOT BARN as well as individual giveaways from each participating author. Hop over (click on) to the event page for a full list of participating authors join and mark…
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    Diane Craver            Award-Winning Author - Blog

  • Christmas Book Sale in July!

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:04 am
    All the books on this page are 99 cents for the rest of July! Here are the links to my book pages on these online stores:AmazonBarnes & NobleAppleKoboHappy Reading!
  • New Price for A FIERY SECRET!

    18 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Today and for the next few days, A FIERY SECRET, is only 99 cents! That is a savings of $3.00! It's available at Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble! It's also available in print! Hope you grab a copy! Blurb Catherine Steel is an investigative reporter for a newspaper, and she also writes fluff pieces for women’s magazines. Ten years ago in high school, Jake Michaels broke her heart. Now he’s back in town, filling a sports editor’s spot on the paper.  He wants to date Catherine but she refuses to go out with him. Should she give him another chance?
  • Review for A DECISION OF FAITH!

    14 Jul 2015 | 3:27 pm
    A Decision of Faith Dreams of Plain Daughters, #4 Violet Robinson lives a different lifestyle for the mere fact that her father is a U.S. Senator and her mother was raised Amish. Violet knows these two lifestyles completely contradict each other. Ironically, Violet is given the chance to live in an Amish house without any amenities that she is used to. Her father thinks this will make her realize just what she has in the English world. In doing this, Violet realizes she likes the Amish lifestyle and everything that goes with being Amish. She even becomes interested in Amish buggy shop owner…
  • 99 cents for WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN - A Clean Romance! 

    17 Jun 2015 | 5:26 am
    My inspirational romance, WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN, is 99 cents for a few days on Apple, Barnes and Noble, Amazon and Kobo. You can read Kindle books wherever you are and on any device with the Free Kindle App – you don’t even have to own a Kindle to use the app!Here are the links for each online store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id948297432http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-love-happens-again-diane-craver/1120640958?ean=2940150440043http://www.amazon.com/When-Happens-Again-Diane-Craver-ebook/dp/B00M85YC8G/https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/when-love-happens-again
  • Hubby on the mend! 

    3 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    I'm happy that my husband had his hip replacement surgery and is doing as well as can be expected. He has suffered too long with this bad hip. He had his first replacement on his right hip in 2008 and now had the other hip done. I wish he would have had it done sooner, but glad he finally went ahead with it. Now physical therapy is scheduled for him this afternoon and hope he does well with it today and the weeks ahead. I haven't gotten far with my new Amish series but hoping can get busy on it soon.
 
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    Mina Carter

  • New release! Mercer’s Siren, available now!

    Mina
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    Just out of retirement, she didn’t expect to find a man who could heal her broken heart and soul…  Called out of retirement to join a friend’s team, combat surgeon Sedj is ready for life on the front line again. As handy with a rifle as she is with a lazer scalpel, she’s looking to put the past behind her ...
  • Freebie Friday!

    Mina
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!  
  • Freebie friday!

    Mina
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!
  • Freebie Friday!

    Mina
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:34 am
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!
  • Turned by the Billionaire Werewolf

    Mina
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:05 am
    She’s bartered her body to the big, bad wolf…now she’s in danger of losing her heart as well. In return for dealing with her brother’s vampire problem, Eva belongs to the Alpha of the Kingwood pack, and billionaire werewolf, Alex. The sex is scorching, and Alex as powerful and charismatic as she’d remembered him. An overbearing asshole she can deal ...
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  • Flashback: Watch Over Me (Contest)

    Delilah
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:53 am
    This week, I’m busy writing the next Uncharted SEALs story—this one’s about an ex-sniper on vacation in Cancun trying to figure out what’s next for him. He meets a very sexy woman and things get hot and heavy fast, but she has some secrets… I’m nearing the end, and a good thing—Through Her Eyes comes out August 4th! So, in the meantime, enjoy an excerpt from the first Uncharted SEALs story, Watch Over Me. Leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win a free copy of WATCH OVER ME! Watch Over Me When Deke Warrick accepts an unsanctioned detail to…
  • A Question…

    Delilah
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Just woke up and it’s hard to be creative when all I want to do is crawl back under the covers. I was having this wonderful dream. A much younger William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were at a convention, and I was one of the lucky fans selected to have dinner with them. I brought my camera with me to get photographic proof James T. Kirk was at my table, but every time I clicked a shot the picture was overexposed. What a nightmare! So, that got me thinking. Frustrated fantasies have to be pretty common in Dream World. So do dreams about famous celebrities. Can you remember one of yours? 
  • Melissa Thomas: Grandma’s Creme Brulee (Free Books)

    Delilah
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Hi Delilah! Thank you for having me as your guest today! July 27th is National Creme Brulee Day. To celebrate, I’d like to share my grandma’s recipe and then share with readers how to download my newly released paranormal novel for free. Grandma’s Creme Brulee Ingredients: 2-1/2 cups heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons brown sugar 6 tablespoons white sugar 6 eggs Prep time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 30 minutes. Total time: 2 hours and 40 minutes Directions Preheat oven to 300°F. Separate eggs, discarding whites and retaining yolks. Combine egg yolks, four…
  • Coming August 4th–12-ALARM COWBOYS!

    Delilah
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:34 am
    UPDATE: The winner of the free download from yesterday’s post is…Linda! Hey there! Yesterday’s contest is still open. And if you post on this blog today, that will give you a second entry! In the meantime, enjoy an excerpt from my story inside the upcoming 12-Alarm Cowboys! Believe me, you do not want to miss this box set! It’s sssssmokin’! PRE-ORDER NOW! AFTER THE FIRE by Cora Seton When a series of fires keeps bringing him to her door, a firefighter must uncover his ex-girlfriend’s secret or risk losing her forever. WHERE THERE’S SMOKE (A Cowboy Way…
  • Hotter With A Pole (Contest)

    Delilah
    25 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    UPDATE: The winner of the free download is…Linda! I can’t wait for August 11th to come! Know why? Okay, you can probably guess by the title of this post and the great big, in-your-face cover below. Hotter with A Pole releases on August 11th! So I have releases all the time. Why am I so excited by this one? It’s my first strictly male-male romance. And it’s smokin’ hot and strangely sweet, and I can’t wait for you to read it! I love my Memphis set books. The five Delta Heat stories were filled with kink and fun. But then I decided to add a little touch of…
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    HelenKay Dimon » blog

  • RWA Conference Booksigning

    HelenKay
    23 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    This is what the booksigning looked like at the RWA conference Wednesday night: There were approximately six billion people there…or so it felt like. Thank you to all the wonderful readers, reviewers, bloggers, fellow authors and librarians who stopped by to say hello. I learned a few things: (1) many of you are as excited for the October release of MINE as I am; (2) when I talk about Bad Boys Undercover series from Avon and say “this series features undercover alpha dudes who are trained to protect” some of your eyes light up and I LOVE that; (3) some of you are…
  • Final Corcoran Book!

    HelenKay
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    My final Corcoran Team book is out in print! TAMED released today (it comes out in digital on August 1st). In this one, Shane Baker has the hots for his best friend’s sister. They are supposed to meet for dinner but a masked gunman has another idea. Damn those masked gunmen. RT Book Reviews named this a Top Pick! for August and said: “If you love hot alpha males, pick up Tamed. Dimon really outdoes herself, and this just might be the best story in the series.” Clearly this means you should go order 10 or 20 copies. You can make that happen at most Walmarts, Targets, some grocery…
  • Question…

    HelenKay
    14 Jul 2015 | 4:58 pm
    If you posted a review for the first in my erotic romance series, MERCY, any time either before or right now on Amazon, B&N or Goodreads, and would like a treat, please email me at hkdimon @ gmail.com me with a copy of the review link. Thanks!
  • Pre-Order Sale

    HelenKay
    9 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I don’t know how long this will last, so act quickly…my last Corcoran Team Book from Harlequin Intrigue, TAMED (out in print July 21st and in ebook on August 1st), is up for pre-order on Amazon and for some reason the print version is only $3.30. That’s more than $2 off the list price and less expensive than you can get it at release time at even Walmart (I think). To entice you further, this one is a Top Pick! for August at RT Book Reviews. The reviewer said, “If you love hot alpha males, pick up Tamed. Dimon really outdoes herself, and this just might be the best…
  • Movie Watching

    HelenKay
    6 Jul 2015 | 4:36 pm
    I spent the holiday weekend having a cookout with good friends, going out to eat, working (no, really, I did…) and seeing some movies. The hubby and I finally ventured out to see JURASSIC WORLD. I have a general statement to make: fictional people need to stop trying to make dinosaurs and opening theme parks featuring them. I remember having that same feeling when I saw PET SEMATARY years ago. I watched and thought, “why do people keep burying stuff up there when they know it ends so badly?” JURASSIC WORLD gave me a bit of that sense. I kept thinking, “these scientists…
 
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    Kate Davies Blogs!

  • Man Crush Monday - Greg Vaughan

    6 Jul 2015 | 8:36 am
     Because I'm a sucker for a good angsty love story...Greg plays ex-priest Eric on Days of our Lives, currently pining for lost love Nicole after they confessed their feelings for each other while trapped in a crawl space slowly overheating to death. (It's a soap, just roll with it.) 
  • Book BIN Thursday - Getting Over It

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Sapphire Falls Book 6Hailey Conner has been driving Ty Bennett crazy for years. And vice versa. It’s kind of their thing. But Ty is ready to make their thing into something more. And he’s moved in next door to make it happen.But is he really ready?Ty loves the confident, sassy, sexy mayor’s Ice Queen act...because he loves making her melt. But he soon finds there’s more underneath all that
  • Book BIN Tuesday - Limited Time Offer

    16 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    Sex may sell, but their deal doesn't include love... Account Director Sloane Granderson has been given her orders by the CEO--tone down the antics of the “Brew Crew”, the guys at Huxworth Packard Advertising who work on their biggest account. Sure, they're all puffed up, strutting egos, but they're also the best and brightest creatives in Chicago. Including the newest recruit, disturbingly
  • Video of the Week - The Martian

    9 Jun 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Because Chiwetel is in it. Also, it looks interesting! http://youtu.be/Ue4PCI0NamI
  • Man Crush Monday - Chiwetel Ejiofor

    8 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    Because dapper. *swoon*
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    Margaret Daley

  • Heroine Interview from Hidden Identity by Carol J. Post with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Carol J. Post with Hidden Identity (worldwide), Louise M. Gouge with Cowgirl for Keeps (US only), and Merrillee Whren with Nursing the Soldier’s Heart (US and Canada only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (July 26th) evening.     Interview with the…
  • This Week Carol J. Post, Louise M. Gouge and Merrillee Whren with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Congratulations to bn100 for winning Davalynn Spencer’s Old West Summer Brides, to Angela for winning Kay Lyons Stockham’s Not by Sight, and to Rebecca for winning Lisa Belcastro’s A Dream for Love! This week I’m hosting Carol J. Post with Hidden Identity (worldwide), Louise M. Gouge with Cowgirl for Keeps (US only), and Merrillee Whren with Nursing the Soldier’s Heart (US and Canada only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to…
  • July Christian Fiction New Releases

    Margaret Daley
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    July 2015 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Amish Romance: Her Brother’s Keeper by Beth Wiseman — Charlotte Dolinsky disguises herself as an Amish woman to investigate her brother’s death never, expecting to fall in love with quiet Amish man Isaac Miller. (Amish Romance from HarperCollins Christian Publishing [Thomas Nelson and Zondervan]) Contemporary Romance: The Cowboy’s Surprise Baby by Deb Kastner — Navy veteran Cole Bishop returns to Serendipity Texas to make a new life with his son, only…
  • Heroine Interview from A Dream for Love by Lisa Belcastro with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    17 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Davalynn Spencer with Old West Summer Brides (exclusive print version US and Canada only), Kay Lyons Stockham with Not by Sight (US only), and Lisa Belcastro with A Dream for Love (print US only, Kindle worldwide). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (July 19th) evening.
  • Heroine Interview from Not by Sight by Kay Lyons Stockham with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Davalynn Spencer with Old West Summer Brides (exclusive print version US and Canada only), Kay Lyons Stockham with Not by Sight (US only), and Lisa Belcastro with A Dream for Love (print US only, Kindle worldwide). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (July 19th) evening.
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    Monique DeVere

  • Looking For A Light Read? Try MORE THAN FRIENDS For #FREE

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:56 am
    Just wanted to let you know that MORE THAN FRIENDS is FREE! And right now you can also grab ZACH'S REBOUND GIRL for FREE when you subscribe to my newsletter. This offer is for a limited time. Want a free copy of Zach's Rebound Girl? Pop on over to moniquedevere.com and sign up to my newsletter.MORE THAN FRIENDSA Romantic Comedy NOVELLAShe just broke the Best Friends’ Code of Honour!What do you do when your best friend’s fella dumps her?You get drunk, catch a cab to his place, offer to bop him on the nose, then... sleep with him?Lily Harper should have taken her secret attraction…
  • MFRW Monthly Column: Monique DeVere's Secret to a Polished Manuscript #authortips

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:03 am
    MFRW - Marketing for Romance Writers: Monique DeVere's Secret to a Polished Manuscript #...: Last month I shared my secret to writing great dialogue. This month, I'm going to share my secret to a polished manuscript.Do pop over to MFRW and say "Hi".Photo used with thanks to freedigitalphotos.net.
  • Spicy Romance Without The Strong Language. ETHAN'S TEMPORARY FLING on Special #99c #BeachRead

    14 Jun 2015 | 3:18 am
    Looking for a sweet and spicy feel-good romance with clean language? Why not try ETHAN'S TEMPORARY FLING? For a limited time, you can grab a copy for 99c .BlurbSuper-hunky, weight-loss celebrity Ethan Stone brings out Dr. Karis Van de Burke’s inner bad-girl. To prove it, when Ethan accepts the challenge to persuade the sassy, love-rejected cosmetic surgeon to appear as a guest on his show, she ends up inviting him into her bed for one night of guilty pleasure instead.Used to women throwing themselves at him boobs first, Ethan knows his way around every female erogenous zone, but the…
  • Meet Smoking-Hot New Hero: Casey Lowe from Party For Two #amwriting #Romance

    1 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Meet Casey Lowe, my hero in the works. He hails from my latest story entitled "Party For Two", a super-spicy romance I'm targeting at Harlequin Blaze. Casey Lowe is a 34-year-old attorney in California with an eye on making partner. He wants Danielle Hampton, but only for a fling, because he doesn’t do relationships. And definitely not with his boss’s daughter. He’d made that mistake once and he doesn’t plan on doing it again, but he needs Dani’s help to land a client. This takes them to Palm Springs and some pretty steamy moments. Dani has a way of…
  • Want To Know Monique DeVere's Secret To Great Dialogue? #WriteTips #Blog

    26 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    This month my column for MFRW is about my secret to great dialogue. If you'd like to pop over and spend a little time with me, I'd love to have you.You can find the post HERE.
 
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    Love with a Shot of Adrenaline

  • Our Squirrel Does Wicked

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    My husband put up a bird feeder outside our dining room window recently. We've had the usual sparrows and finches, and this week we got a pair of tufted titmice and a chickadee. (I love the less common birds, no surprise. :) )My office window looks out at ground level right below the feeder. So I've a bunch of companions every day. A squirrel, a cardinal (sometimes his mate, too), a chipmunk or two, and three mourning doves. They forage around and under the rose bush. Oh, and I usually have at least one of the cats, too.So yesterday morning I hear Number Two let out some kind of cry. I called…
  • It's No Fun When They Don't Play Along

    28 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    Ref. last post, about needing something fun to watch? I have Part 1 of Dragon Riders of Berk that my friend Gail sent me! I keep forgetting to ask Number One if she wants to watch it with me. I think I'll just do it, starting tonight. If I'm not working until midnight again.My husband has a lot of fun with telemarketers and wrong numbers and stuff like that. Our number is only 1 digit different from the local Domino's number, and people used to always call and ask if we were Pizza Hut, or would immediately launch into their order or request for delivery, even though we hadn't answered…
  • Drowning in Darkness

    22 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    I have never (or at least for a decade or two) gone for darkness in my entertainment. I tend to prefer light paranormal and romantic adventure over dark paranormal romances or urban fantasy or suspense. My husband can't drag me unconscious to a horror movie. And when I tried watching Daredevil on Netflix recently, I couldn't watch past the episode where the bad guy decapitated someone by bashing a car door against his head. For, like, 5 minutes.Lately, though, I've gotten myself into some pretty dark stuff. Like iZombie. It didn't start out dark. I mean, as far as zombie fiction goes, it…
  • Upcoming Books I Can't Wait For

    12 Apr 2015 | 10:21 am
    I ended up judging two published contests (the Prism and the Daphne) at the same time, so I have 8 books to read by May 15. And I have... *counts* ...57 titles on my Kindle I haven't read yet. (OMG, I should haven't counted!) AND there are a couple dozen paperbacks on the shelf in my bedroom.And still, I can't WAIT for a bunch of new books that aren't due to be released for weeks or even months. Here's a sampling:Go Ahead, Make My Bouquet by Misty SimonRelease Date May 22, 2015Okay, I confess, I got to read this one already. :) It's a great contemporary romance set in the same small town as…
  • Greatness in Customer Service: Hulu and, Believe It or Not, American Airlines

    2 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Okay, so I probably just had the best customer service experience ever.Back in December, I subscribed to Hulu Plus so I could watch the end of Selfie. Once the last episode aired (so sad!), I canceled my subscription. Or so I thought.I clicked the cancel button, and confirmed I wanted to cancel, and then they have this cute little video telling you that you don't want to cancel. Down to the right, where the eye doesn't naturally fall (trust me, I learned about the Z-pattern thing working at an ad agency), was a check box you had to click to say yeah, I still want to cancel. Until that box is…
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    Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author

  • 18 Stories for 99¢!

    Team Sylvia
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    The ebook edition of Premiere, the Romance Writers of America® Collection edited by Sylvia—and featuring an all-new story by Sylvia, as well as 17 more in all genres of romance—is on sale for just $0.99 at all major ebook retailers. That’s … Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Exclusively Yours!

    Sylvia Day
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Sylvia has posted a special excerpt from the upcoming, highly-anticipated One with You. Unannounced anywhere else, this excerpt is exclusively for SylviaDay.com visitors. Enjoy! Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Behind-the-Scenes on Tour

    Sylvia Day
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Missed the chance to see Sylvia down under? You can catch some of the highlights of her recent tour to Australia on her YouTube channel. Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Crossfire on Sale!

    Sylvia Day
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Looking to start the Crossfire series or add Bared to You to your e-book collection? There’s no time like now! For a limited time, you can download the first novel in Gideon & Eva’s story for just $2.99 on iBooks … Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • 1 Million Views!

    Sylvia Day
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    Thank you, readers! The Captivated by You commercial from Penguin Random House has over one million views on YouTube! Did you miss the special Valentine’s Day excerpt of the upcoming One with You? You can still read it here » Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
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    Cynthia Eden

  • BEWARE OF ME – Available now!

    Cynthia Eden
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    Ethan’s book is out now!       Walk on the wild side with New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden’s dark new romantic suspense, BEWARE OF ME. Criminal. Killer. Monster. Ethan Barclay has been called many things in life, and he usually doesn’t care what people say about him. He’s tough, hard, and brutal when he needs to be. But even the most dangerous of men can have a weakness. Ethan’s weakness has—and always will be—Carly Shay. Their pasts are tied together—twisted and melded by blood and death. Walking away from Carly was the hardest…
  • BEWARE OF ME – 1 Day Away

    Cynthia Eden
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Just one day until the release of Ethan’s book!!!  On 7/28/15, BEWARE OF ME will be available at all major ebook retailers!     To celebrate the release of BEWARE OF ME, I’ll be posting giveaways and teasers all week on my Facebook page. So if you get the chance, come on by!! And here’s an excerpt for you right now: “Let’s be clear on a few things.” She kept her body stiff in his hold. “Our relationship is over. Long over.” As in…yearsover. “It ended one blood-soaked night when you put me in a cab and just walked away from me. You didn’t contact me…
  • RWA “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing

    Cynthia Eden
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    If you are in the New York, New York area (or if you’re heading there to participate in the Romance Writers of America’s 2015 Conference), then please be sure and check out the “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing.  Over 480 writers will be signing at this event.  (I’ll be signing copies of my books, and I’ll have special giveaway goodies for the first 50 people I see at the signing.)  Here are all the details for you:  
  • Sale Alert! TWISTED is on sale for $1.99!

    Cynthia Eden
    13 Jul 2015 | 11:45 am
    July is definitely the month of sales and deals.  My publisher, Avon Romance, has put Twisted on sale for just $1.99. So if you haven’t read this book yet, this is a great chance to snag a digital copy!  
  • Free Book For the 4th of July!

    Cynthia Eden
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    For a limited time, WATCH ME is free!     So if you’re relaxing and celebrating this 4th of July, you can also curl up with a free read!   WATCH ME:   Watching gorgeous Gwen Hawthorne isn’t a hard job—but it certainly is tempting. Chance Valentine has tried to keep his distance from the sexy socialite for years, but when her father hires him to keep watch on her—as a twenty-four, seven bodyguard—Chance knows his control is about to be pushed to the limit. But Chance soon realizes that he isn’t the only one watching Gwen.  Someone else is out there, a…
 
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    Bonnie Ferguson Writer

  • Shark Week

    Bonnie
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Yesterday was the beginning of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Every year I make it appointment television. The first night of programming was pretty awesome and the rest of the week promises to be equally great. While endlessly fascinating, I’m more than happy to watch the goings on from the comfort of my living room, hee hee. {:p
  • Every Journey Begins With A Single Keystroke

    Bonnie
    20 Jun 2015 | 10:58 pm
    The work in progress is going well so far, knock on wood. It feels great when I finish my word count for the day, which is always a welcome experience. The story is unfolding and I’m intrigued to see where it takes me and my characters, leaving any assessment of it until it’s time to begin revisions. It’s a journey I’m looking forward to.
  • Rainy Days & Sunny Smiles

    Bonnie
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Had a good rainstorm the other day, which was much needed. There was no thunder or lightning, but at times it seemed like a torrential downpour. I loved the sound of it as the drops hit the deck, not to mention the atmospheric look of it too. Though it makes my bones ache from time to time, a rainy day still makes me smile. I also love movies that I enjoy watching no matter how many times I’ve seen them. An old standby is National Treasure, which never ceases to amuse me. Newer favourites are Draft Day and Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • The Triple Crown

    Bonnie
    7 Jun 2015 | 4:01 pm
    I watched the Belmont Stakes yesterday and ended up shouting for joy and clapping up a storm, much like millions of others I suspect. After American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, I hoped he’d win the Preakness so that he’d have a shot at the triple crown. Even so, I tried to keep my enthusiasm in check, since there have been a few horses in the last thirty-seven years with the chance to take it if they won the Belmont. It was an exhilarating race. He led from start to finish and the jubilance of the crowd translated even on the TV screen. The announcer said he had the second…
  • The Sword & the Pen

    Bonnie
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:57 pm
    The Hardhome episode of Game of Thrones that aired last Sunday was fantastic. I actually burst into applause during the battle between Jon Snow and the White Walker. In between covering my mouth and hoping certain characters survived the fight and gasping at what happened to various Wildlings and men of the Night’s Watch, not to mention a certain giant, I was completely absorbed. I’m working on a new project that’s also consumed my attention in the best possible way. I adore the idea and am excited to see how it develops. It’s a nice feeling.
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    LIZ FIELDING

  • 19 Jul 2015 | 11:41 pm

    19 Jul 2015 | 11:41 pm
    MOVING! For all the Liz Fielding announcements and excerpts, you'll find me here   For giveaways and fun sign up for my  Newsletter   follow me on   Facebook tweet me on Twitter and for all the pictures in my head come and browse at  Pinterest
  • Newsletter tote winner!

    10 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    This is the swag that's on its way to Gail,  whose name was drawn from my  newsletter subscriber list.
  • Hot Italian vs Cowboy

    7 Jul 2015 | 7:58 am
    They're having a "hero" face-off over on the Harlequin blog. Hot Italian vs Cowboy... Who would you choose? Vote here!
  • Giveaway!

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    Post your pics of Vettori's Damsel in Distress on my Facebook page for a chance to win this lovely notebook, pen and cute little ice cream cone eraser!
  • Wild Justice at Wattpad!

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
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    Inside an author's mind....

  • Because I'm Not Busy Enough

    27 Jul 2015 | 11:41 am
    Coming in September More info here I decided to completely update my website, including making phone and tablet versions on top of all the looming writing deadlines I currently have.Yeah, I know, I'm outta my goddamn mind.Check it out here: CandiceGilmer.com HOWEVER, I wanted to talk about it, because I did it differently than I have in the past.I used this new-ish program called Adobe Muse. (It's been around about 3 years I think)The program is new to me--I've always done my web work in Adobe Dreamweaver, because I can code when I need to code, but I can also drag and drop when…
  • Need a Clone... Or a Spreadsheet

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    Seriously.So I can keep track of everything I need to do.I realized while talking to my little boy this morning (he's not that little, evidently he can use Google pretty darn well, unless there's major spelling involved, then he comes and asks me how to spell things like "where") that I have a lot of stuff to do beyond writing.I really have gotten several project off the table this month, and I have more to do, I know that, but I'm at this finite point between "I have my shit together and I know what I'm doing" and "Oh hell, what am I doing?"Seriously thinking about making a spreadsheet with…
  • Summer Burns Now Available!

    14 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Summer Burns releases today! A new, contemporary romance trilogy about three sisters and their adventures in life and stumbling into love. A Barrum, KS BookThe last thing military widow Summer Bettes wants in her life is a new man. Correction, a new military man, though they're all over Barrum, Kansas.She’s convinced herself she works hard enough between taking care of her daughter, trying to maintain control of her asthma, and styling hair in the salon her mother owns, she doesn't need a man in the mix as well.Then, Matthew Hennessey walks into her life--or rather, back into her…
  • Release Day Coming. Prepare the family.

    12 Jul 2015 | 1:01 pm
    Release days are always full of terror and excitement for me.It’s a double-edged sword, really. I want a lot of sales, (who doesn’t) and good reviews (of course) and a great opening Amazon ranking, (which they say means you’ll get shown to more people, and in turn, get more sales, etc. Of course, I don’t know that everything they say is accurate, but it seems to be somewhat on track). However, this is my first official, “all by myself” release. It’s not my first dip into self-publishing, I did that with His Velvet Touch. But that one was sort of a “test run,” if you will--it…
  • Guys and Godmothers now in Print!

    7 Jul 2015 | 11:46 am
    For those of us who love to hold print in our hands, UNDER HIS NOSE and BEFORE HIS EYES are now in one print volume, called GUYS AND GODMOTHERS. Available:Amazon Barnes and Noble and Samhain Publishing Even Fairy Godmothers can make the wrong call, and have to ask for backupUnder His NoseFairy Godmother Christy is due for retirement, but agrees to take one last case, even if she must use as little magic as possible.Roark’s perfect match is his best friend Stephanie. Bringing these two together would have been simple if Cupid hadn’t shot an arrow into Roark, forcing the mortal to…
 
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    LINDA GOODNIGHT

  • What is Love?

    12 Jul 2015 | 2:14 pm
      I've been hearing a lot about love lately. We throw that word around a lot. Think about it. I love my husband. I love my  friends. I love chocolate ice cream. But I don't love my friends the way I love my  husband, nor do I love him the way I love ice cream. What then, is love?Eskimos have more than fifty words for snow.  But we English speakers only have one word for love. The Greeks, however, had the right idea because they have at least four words for love. I'm no Greek scholar but it's pretty easy to check these out.Phileo - means brotherly or friendship…
  • BLOG TOUR DATES, The Memory House

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
     THE MEMORY HOUSE releases Tuesday, March 31. Please join me the celebration.Click on a link to join the conversation. I'll be giving away some books along the way so join me on the journey! March 30 - Article at Publishing Crawl.March 31st - Seekerville - article on editing and a chance to win a book!April 1st - Novel Escapes - InterviewApril 3rd - Book Reviews and More by Kathy -Recipe  and featureApril 3rd - THE READING FRENZY - Interview April 4th - Wicked Little Pixie -Review and recipeApril  5th - Be Nice or Leave - reviewApril 6th - Night Owl Reviews  -…
  • Miss Julia's Peach Tea

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    In honor of the release of THE MEMORY HOUSE, I'm sharing the recipe for the delicious peach tea my heroine, Julia, makes for guests in her bed and breakfast inn, The Peach Orchard Inn. My  daughter and I can't get enough of it. It's refreshing, fruity, and sweet.Miss Julia's Peach TeaMakes about 1 quart2  one qt. size teabags2 cups waterBoil bags in water.Pour boiled tea into a quart jar or pitcher and add 1/2 cup sugar. Stir. Puree 2  fresh peaches for about a half cup of puree. Strain.Juice of one lemonIce for glassesMix all together. Fill quart container the rest of the…
  • Easy Peasy Pie!

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    Love pie? Don't love to bake? I'm feelin' ya. So try this on today, NATIONAL PIE DAY!Ice Box Pie 1 can Eagle Brand milk6 TBSP. lemon juice1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple1 cup chopped pecans1 big carton of Cool WhipOptionally, add 1/2 cup flaked coconut.Mix together first four ingredients. Fold in Cool Whip.  Put into a graham cracker crust or baked, cooled pie crust. Chill.
  • New Year's Good Luck Meal--Southern Black-eyed Peas with a Twist!

    31 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    Ever wondered where the southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas for good luck on New Year's Day began?  Well, here you go! According to lore, during the Civil War, the Yankees pillaged and plundered the south until there was little left for southerners to eat except for black-eyed peas and greens. The  south survived and thrived on these nutrient rich, common foods and today they are a staple we love to enjoy anytime.  Add some cornbread-another southern staple-and a fortunate New Year is almost guaranteed! Try this healthy black-eyed pea salsa/side dish we call…
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Here’s to Bob

    Cynthia Harrison
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    Bob just published his first novel! Yay! And I had the pleasure of taking that journey with him, from the minute he sat in my Advanced Creative Writing class with at least one completed manuscript and a whole lot of determination. To be a writer you need those three things: determination, some pages with words you wrote upon them, and a tribe. That’s my tribe, above: I’m sitting next to Bob, next to Tom, next to Vernie. That writing class was Bob’s tribe for the moment. We writers move around. I don’t even teach college anymore; I write full time now. Neither Bob nor I…
  • Sacha’s Awards

    Cynthia Harrison
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    I voted, did you? Had to tip my hat to the lovely and talented Ali at A Woman’s Wisdom. This woman created a true community and I met so many people in the short time I wrote reviews for her. She didn’t just do reviews. She interviewed with verve. She wrote hilarious Tales From the Manor about her hectic and heroic home life. She tirelessly promoted indie authors for absolutely no compensation and introduced me to worlds of books and some wonderful women I never would have known if not for her. I voted in all the categories and have my faves but for best blog it had to be her. And…
  • Encore!

    Cynthia Harrison
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:03 pm
    I am not very interested in promotion or platforms or any of that. I have this blog because I like blogging. That’s it. Also I remember I used to look at Jennifer Weiner’s blog and see all her book covers marching down the side of her page and thought how cool would that be? And now it’s real! Anyway, I’m not sure about how this will work but I wanted to say that Blue Heaven is being reissued by Amazon Encore on September 15, 2015. That means it won’t be available anywhere (except perhaps pirate sites!) until then in e-book form. It’s still out in print as…
  • Double Feature: Alone & Lonely

    Cynthia Harrison
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    A friend once told me that even when he was with someone, he ended up alone. “I never meant for it to happen, but it did.” And he added that he was fine with it. This resonated, let me tell you. Are we all that way? Essentially alone and okay with it? Actually I don’t think so. I think it’s just some of us. Some are alone by choice, some by circumstance, and some live in families of two or more where there seems to be genuine togetherness most of the time. I love my husband but we don’t spend much time as a team at our house. Al is a bit of a loner, which I knew…
  • Beautiful Eye Candy

    Cynthia Harrison
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:01 am
    Yesterday on Facebook somebody said I was “more beautiful than when I was in high school” and called me “eye candy” and said he hoped Al knew how lucky he was. So I told Al all of this because he has never once called me beautiful or eye candy. Al said, “well, but I think you are!” You know Al, man of few words. Then today he called me and said “Hi beautiful eye candy” haha. Gotta love that guy. But the truth is, I’m more wrinkled and weigh lots more than in high school. In high school I was not overweight. At all. But on the other hand,…
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    Kate Hardy

  • Book 67 sold!

    15 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    My fave workout today - and a nice burn of 520 cals (actually got it up to the peak zone today, too. for the whole of 3 minutes - rest was 50/50 cardio and fatburn). And I have news - book 67 has been accepted. So "Billionaire, Boss... Bridegroom?" will be out in March 2016 (HQ Romance/M&B Cherish). Which means I get to buy another Pandora bead :) Righty. Need to get cracking on the follow-up. Have a nice day!
  • a good report...

    11 Jul 2015 | 4:46 am
    Sorry - not doing so well with the cut and paste from FB! I am trying...Lovely morning in town with youngest - she had an excellent report, so we went to get her something nice to celebrate it. (Yes, of course vinyl - she was umming and ahhing between Joy Division and Muse.) Also picked up the last bits and bobs for next week's school camping trip, aka insect repellent and a camping mat. (A week without the internet. They're all going to be in major withdrawal by Friday! ... but apparently there will be musical instruments, so as long as she has a guitar she'll be happy.) Paid my tax bill,…
  • revisions finally done

    6 Jul 2015 | 7:16 am
    Yes! The revisions are FINALLY done! (I know why I was stuck and dragged my feet for so long - basically I disagreed completely with something my ed wanted me to change. I tried to do it her way and it didn't work. So I've argued my case :) Fingers crossed I was eloquent enough and the rest of it makes her happy.) All righty. Outline for next Med (high five and a big thank you to Michelle Styles​ for giving me a lightbulb - ed has agreed to the setting but we're still 'discussing' the heroine's job, though I know I'm going to lose that particular fight), proofs for Her Playboy's Proposal,…
  • hot, hot, hot (and Mallory Knox)

    3 Jul 2015 | 2:53 am
    Hot and grumpy (and planning to nip to Boots tomorrow for some Magicool spray). Air-conditioning at gym wonderful today - and much needed as it was my cardio 121. Great session - 479 cals torched, 6m peak, 29m cardio and 12m fat burn. And I smashed the reps today, so I'm pleased. Teens have sports day today so early finish; and youngest is playing at the concert next week, so that's a treat to look forward to :) Righty. Work. Coffee. Oh, wait - got something nice in the post today :) (I was going to post a pic of the Venus/Jupiter conjunction from the other night, but my pics are terrible -…
  • publication day

    1 Jul 2015 | 6:41 am
    Forgot it was publication day today. Not because I'm arrogant, but because I've spent the hottest day of the year at the hospital for MIL's assessment and then doing notes for the family and the care home - and it's been pretty rough (though the doctor was lovely). Sometimes being the articulate one with medical knowledge really sucks. Dementia is such a spiteful disease. Anyway. Happy pub day to me - and also to my pals Liz Fielding​, Scarlet Wilson and Susan Meier​. Have a nice day x
 
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    Captive Dreams of an Erotic Pen

  • Is it possible to have too many books?

    19 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    My husband teases me (sometimes not so affectionately) about my bookshelves.  And my stacks of books. I am a voracious reader - I average about 100 pages an hour, and anywhere between 5-10 books a week. I take a book with me everywhere - the doctor's office, to the DMV, the bathroom, you get the idea.  I read both print and ebooks ... My tablet is full of books. I buy print books new
  • Writer's Mood Ring Colors

    30 May 2015 | 12:00 pm
  • Triolisme

    17 May 2015 | 7:35 am
    Available Now When a man loves a woman ... and another man  Rhiannon proposes an outrageous bet to her boyfriend Jesse, the outcome of which is sure to please them both in Nine Ball, Corner Pocket. In Their Harem Girl, Andrea is reading an article on spicing up ones sex life, and finds her imagination running wild when she reaches the suggestion about dress-up; will her husband and
  • Bedtime Tales, Sexy Daydreams, and Paranormal Delights

    16 May 2015 | 7:12 am
    Available Now Bedtime Tales, Sexy Daydreams, and Paranormal Delights An omnibus of over 40 erotic stories. Summer Storms and Hearts Aflame: After ten years, Jacob is finally going to get an answer to why Marci ran away after their night together. Trapped together during a summer storm - can they rekindle their love? Paradise Valley: A leisurely afternoon sun-bathing leads to a bit of
  • Procrastination for Creative Writers

    15 May 2015 | 7:27 pm
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    Stephanie Julian On a Moonlit Night

  • Meet Talia and Dane in DO NOT DISTURB

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:03 pm
    DO NOT DISTURB has been out for about two weeks now. If you haven't checked it out yet, let me give you some incentive.Here's an excerpt from the first chapter. A little bit of Dane's POV and Talia's first sight of him. If I was Talia, I'd be salivating over him, too.Get your copy at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iTunesExcerpt: “Are you going somewhere, Dane?”Shit.Annabelle walked out of the bedroom, buttoning a cream silk blouse tight enough to showcase her full breasts. She’d tucked the shirt into a slim plaid skirt that delineated every beautiful curve of her ass and hips.Her auburn hair…
  • Where I'll be

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    I've got a few events this summer that I'm really looking forward to. I hope to see lots of readers, as well. Will you be at any of these? Let me know.Kiss & TellBook Obsessed Chicks Beach BBQ BashAuthors After Dark
  • DO NOT DISTURB Release Day!

    16 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    It's here! DO NOT DISTURB is the fourth book in the Salon Games series and possibly the sexiest.You might've already fallen in love with Dane in BY PRIVATE INVITATION but it's his turn to find the woman of his dreams. And Talia is just perfect for him. But first he has to convince her.Blurb:To the outside world, Dane Connelly is the playboy heir of a media mogul, his life a series of one-night stands with no commitments. Only in the Salon does he satisfy his darker urges with willing partners. Life was perfect…until his best friend fell in love. Now Dane knows exactly what he’s been…
  • Check into Haven Hotel...where erotic fantasies come true

    4 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    Check into Haven Hotel, where all your erotic fantasies become reality. BY PRIVATE INVITATION Amazon http://amzn.to/1FVXC1L B&N http://bit.ly/1wbH0iH iBooks http://bit.ly/1064c4Z Kobo http://bit.ly/1JaLgGQ NO RESERVATIONS Amazon http://amzn.to/1nAhLQt B&N http://bit.ly/1lOCC5x iBooks http://bit.ly/1064jh9 Kobo http://bit.ly/1SJ7YsK OVER EXPOSED Amazon http://amzn.to/UAoP7t B&N http://bit.ly/1qEztqX iBooks http://bit.ly/1q3AaWx Kobo http://bit.ly/1G8SOrn DO NOT DISTURB Amazon http://amzn.to/1Kn3mpn B&N http://bit.ly/1FAwre0 iBooks http://apple.co/1IkNNhK Kobo…
  • The Magical Seduction series

    16 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    These men will make you believe in magic…The Magical Seduction series. Erotic romance has never been this enchanting.Previously published by Ellora's Cave, the Magical Seduction series has been re-edited and re-covered. If you've read the series, thank you! If you haven't what are you waiting for?  To get you started, the first book, SEDUCED BY MAGIC is free! Amazon  B&N  Kobo  Seduced in ShadowAmazon  B&N  Kobo Seduced and EnsnaredAmazon  B&N  Kobo Seduced and EnchantedAmazon  B&N  Kobo Seduced by ChaosAmazon …
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • The Must Reads of Summer

    Ryshia Kennie
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    I'm not sure why in the middle of a gorgeous summer day with the temperature sitting at a beautiful 26 Celsius that I'm sitting in the house.  Maybe it's because yesterday I attended the "family" barbecue, which means I got my quota of outdoors.  It was a day of being outside and catching up with an interesting mix of people that included my brother's in-laws as well as his side of the family, which was how I ended up outside enjoying the sun at a party at his house.  It's only once a year that we get to do this but it's always a fun time.Saskatchewan prairieNow, with the…
  • A Bio? - Even the Dog is Stressed

    Ryshia Kennie
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Okay, so the dog wasn't too stressed except that his lunch was delayed.  Me on the other hand, there was just a little sweat.  It's not that this was the first bio I've ever written, or even the second.   But there I was poised with the publish button on my new website that had been out of commission for over a week, before I even hit the publish button, but that's another story. All the drama was exhausting.I hesitated. Stopped.Couldn't do it.Why?I made the mistake of reading the bio.  No good, I told self.  Why?  It's all true.  It's me, it really…
  • Stories of Prairie People

    Ryshia Kennie
    22 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    I am fortunate to still have some of my family elders around with stories of past days on the prairie.  So when I heard a local publisher was putting together an anthology of stories from the depression on cream money and it's importance to local farmers - I had just the story to include.It's hard to imagine what life would be like in a tiny town in the middle of the prairies circa nineteen-forty.  It's definitely another world and I'm so lucky to have someone whose been there entertain me with how it was.  Barefoot, windblown kids running free, racing trains and doing their…
  • Jim's Weight Training & Bodybuilding Workout Plan

    Ryshia Kennie
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    It's been busy lately and I've slowed down on the books I occasionally review but some books you can't say no to.   Besides with a love of books and a passion for writing, I'm spending too much time in a chair.  Not only that but I discovered that the treadmill desk might not be for me - seems I get motion sick!Moving on...Jim Atkinson is a bodybuilder and fitness trainer who has written more than his share of workout and "get fit" books and each one that I've read has been fantastic and motivational.  Don't let the bodybuilding put you off - Jim's latest book will get you off…
  • Hello World - Google Maps!

    Ryshia Kennie
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:06 pm
    Yesterday we had one of those sweeping winds, the kind of prairie winds that rattle the bare trees and clear the dust off the sidewalks.  I'm not a fan of those winds but I suppose they have their purpose.   So it was into one of those hairstyle destroying winds that I found myself and where I soon wished that I'd at least worn a touque.  Why?  Because I discovered that a touque has more than one purpose:  A)  It keeps your head warm and B) It hides a bad hair dayThe day began well enough, very early as it does when I'm wrapping up a story.  It means long…
 
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    Susan Says

  • Sprint Journal and Vacation

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    You've heard me mention that I now use a sprint journal. Some of you have asked questions about what exactly a sprint journal is and how it helps raise your word count. Today over at the IWSG blog, Ramona DeFelice Long, an author, editor and writing instructor who introduced me to the sprint journal at a workshop during the conference I attended in May. She graciously agreed to do a guest post for us. You can also learn about her upcoming class on her blog.I finished my edits on Sunday. I was surprised how many little things I found to change on a manuscript that has undergone so many rounds…
  • Mish Mash, I Have to Dash

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    I'm busy working on the final edits for the reissue  of Keepers of Sulbreth. I was worried they'd arrive in my inbox next week when I'm on vacation. So I'll be working on them diligently between now and Monday. I considered not blogging today, feeling I didn't have anything to share today. And I don't have much but some of my friends do.Ramona DeLong will be our guest next Monday on the IWSG blog but this well known writing professional is also teaching a class in August titled Necessary Parts. It's a two week online course directed at creating log lines, query paragraphs, short and long…
  • Make Plans and Prime Fail

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Last Wednesday was Prime Day to celebrate Amazon's 20th birthday. I've been a Prime member for a long time but I didn't buy anything. I checked a few time throughout the day and couldn't find any deals that appealed to me.  Buzzfeed collected some of the best, most sarcastic tweets about the disappointing day. I heard Amazon made a lot of money but they disappointed a lot of customers.I've made some plans to be part of a big author event in October. The first annual York Book Expo will take place on October 17th. It sounds exciting with more than 100 authors participating. I promise…
  • 52 Likes by Medeia Sharif, Ouch for Self-Publishers

    15 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    I came upon this article in Publishers Weekly about the class action lawsuit some authors have been involved in against the self-publishing giant Author Solutions. Didn't go so well for the authors as the judge basically said they had no real prove that Author Solutions was running their business to make their profit by fees charged to authors instead of actually helping the authors sell books. Read the details if your want a grimace to start the day.In happier news, today is something called Prime Day. Amazon is celebrating its 20th birthday even though it seems the retailer has been around…
  • How Great Was That?

    13 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    Wow, the past three days have been great. On Friday, I got Blog Blitzed! Blog Blitz 2.0 is the invention of DL Hammons. If you're not part of this group that every so often sends a whole lot of commenting love to a fellow blogger, you don't know what you're missing. I was completely surprised and honored and touched and ... you know what I mean. Thank you to all the wonderful visitors, many of whom dropped in on Saturday or Sunday.I also wanted to thank Tyrean Martinson. A short time ago, I won a first page evaluation for my WIP. She spotted one of my constant misspelled words right away and…
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    Cait London

  • TAKING A SUMMER BREAK

    6 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    TAKING SUMMER TIME OFF TO DO MY THING.... (and finish a book). I'm a really busy, "do-er" woman, with family, so thought you might be interested in what else I do. See below--ad work first, you know... :)I'll be posting on and off, so check back often? By the Way, don't forget to check out my .99 ongoing sales.***~~MOVING ON TO .99 KINDLE ROMANCES....LADY'S DESIRE: US AND UK and other places LADY ON THE LINE: US and UKGAMBLER'S LADY: US and UK ~~MOVING ON TO .99 KINDLE HISTORICAL NOVELLA:LADY DESPERADO: US and UK~MOVING ON TO KINDLE .99 SUE KOWALSKI DETECTIVE NOVELETTES:DEATH BY COUPON:…
  • ALIKE: Story Weaving and Crocheting

    25 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    SEASON OF TRUTH NOW IN PAPER PRINT!BLURB: Divorced, bitter, and down on luck, Chloe returns to her hometown of Lolo, Wy. The first person she does Not want to meet is Michael Bearclaw, her first love, now a forensic expert. He's not sweet and out for payback, but her childhood friends, Josy and Angelica welcome her back into the Wild Willows bunch.Chloe's arrival stirs the past as she tangles with Michael, who is set to have her at last. The Club has controlled the town and people's lives for years and their games aren't nice. As Lolo's dark past unravels, and Chloe and Michael’s…
  • Mix-It-Up Sale!

    19 May 2015 | 4:05 pm
    3-HOLIDAY MIX-IT-UP SALE!THRU MOTHER'S DAY-MEMORIAL DAY-FATHER'S DAYIn advance of busy summer, I'm having a mixed STOCK-UP sale! See below for Kindle Unlimited/Free to .99 and "reduced". Prices change after Father's Day.But first: Available in e-book, but if you are a pprbk reader, SEASON OF TRUTH is now available in paper. This re-release's original title was What Memories Remain. OR... in ebook Kindle US or UK.Romantic Suspense Blurb: --> Divorced, bitter, and down on luck, Chloe returns to her hometown of Lolo, Wy. The first person she does Not want to meet is Michael Bearclaw, her…
  • Two for One Sale

    3 May 2015 | 9:51 am
    2 FOR PRICE OF 1 KINDLE UNLIMITEDDREAMY DADSEach book 2.99. OR... get DREAMY DADS 2 in 1 for the same price.Blurb: Donovan’s Second Chance:(Fusion)Quinn Donovan wants one thing: To raise his little daughter amid his loving family in the quiet safety of picturesque Blarney Flats, AR. But when Taylor Hart, female business shark, arrives to sell her property to developers, Quinn’s senses ignite. Enchanted by the town, Taylor has her hands full of the hunky handyman, who’s set to woo her and the race is on….Mr. Easy:Master angler Wyatt has met his match in "Stretch", alias Tallulah, the…
  • The Plotting Trail

    22 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Check out:Return to Fairy CoveSeason of Truth Silence the WhispersSleepless in Montana When Night Falls Hidden SecretsStart Here on The Plotting Trail: If you haven’t read Dwight Swain’s Techniques of the Selling Writer, you just must. It’s not just another how-to, but is the foundation of many other how-tos. If you write fiction, you need Swain's book. I’ve studied this book repeatedly and find some new inspiration each time.But moving on to my 30-yr experience in Plotting: When I first started trying to sell, I soon discovered two things: 1.)   Publishers bought me for my…
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • Buried Alive

    Jenyfer
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In things to do… When it rains it pours. It seems like I’m either cruising the internet at work all day reading the headlines and my horoscope or I’m working 12 hours a day. Lately it is the later. I’ve had 60+ hours the last couple weeks too. And I am not even keeping up… But that doesn’t even count my home life There are always things to do at home. Sitting inside at a computer all the time gets old… so old that going out to the raspberry patch and pulling out the old, dead / dying canes begins to look like a good idea. Bonus – I don’t…
  • Garden Makeover

    Jenyfer
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:28 am
    When the tree people came to look at the giant tree prior to cutting it down, they suggested that I might want to move some plants out of the flower bed under the tree “just in case”. That is a huge flower bed so taking out all of the plants wasn’t exactly practical, but I did dig up a rose bush and a hydrangea to be on the safe side. While I had the crew there with their equipment, I decided to have them grind out a couple of old stumps as well – one of which was in a flowerbed closer to my house. I have wanted to have that particular stump removed practically since…
  • Timber

    Jenyfer
    6 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    We had a big tree in front of our house. A BIG tree. A tree so tall that the canopy was so high I hardly really even noticed the tree. Because of the way the house faces, the neighbors across the street got more shade from the tree than we did. The tall tree in the middle – that’s the one. I never knew what kind of tree it was or even bothered to look it up. Until a scruffy looking guy in an unmarked van pulled up in front of the house and told me that the tree had ash borers and needed to be cut down before it fell down. On my house. Hmmm… Turn out it was an ash tree and it…
  • Time Marches On

    Jenyfer
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Time passes, but where does it go? I tried to use a coupon at the grocery store the other day and the cashier told me it was expired. I was preparing to argue and then realized she was correct – it was expired. By an entire month. I remember being a child and getting out of school just past mid-May and having off until the end of August. It felt like a vast stretch of time – and endless supply. I don’t think I’ve felt that way since. The only difference I can come up with was that back then I didn’t have event after event planned. I decided what to do with my day…
  • Going Old-School

    Jenyfer
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Sorry I have been missing in action lately. I can’t claim not to have had the time to write because I waste a tremendous amount of time playing stupid games on Facebook. I just haven’t had the mental energy or any interesting ideas. Some of it might be still down to the retrograde but most of it is probably to do with some big, life-changing events that are in process at the moment: I am getting a divorce and have two court dates next week. It is a positive thing and I’m looking forward to moving forward from here, but it is also stressful and mentally enervating. I was…
 
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • Cut from Heart Duel

    23 Jul 2015 | 6:09 pm
    I am at the RWA conference and house/catsitters are helping out enormously. However, here is Celta Thursday, a cut from Heart Duel: And, Lark realized with a jolt, deep in her heart she simply didn't believe in HeartMate love. She blinked at herself in surprise. It seemed to be a tenet of Celta, a foundation of their philosophy that should have steeped into her very bones with all her other education. But it hadn't. Perhaps it was the fact that her parents hadn't been HeartMates. Nor had her father's parents. Her FatherDam still lived in T'Hawthorn residence, long after her husband's death.
  • A note about Celta Thursdays.

    17 Jul 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Just reminding you all that what I usually post are CUTS/OUTTAKES, scenes that didn't make the book. Sometimes (like yesterday), they were just first-draft raw stuff. So they are not polished, and they can be clumsy, or irritating, etc. I DON'T reread, or revise. Yup, raw writing here. :)
  • Celta Thursday

    16 Jul 2015 | 2:35 pm
    First, copy edits for Heart Legacy have been turned in!Next: A cut from Heart Thief.Ailim struggled to keep her eyes open as dawn lightened the windows of her ResidenceDen. She sipped a cup of hot caff and concentrated on the numbers of the spreadsheet laying before her on her desk. The sheet covered the surface of her desk, lumpy where the outline of her blotter showed beneath. The numbers in all the tiny rows seemed to move around, except the huge, black negative total. At least she had a new, substantial income to place in the "credit" column. Her judicial record had been reviewed and…
  • Celta Thursday - Heart Journey, lost Tabacin Diary Entry

    9 Jul 2015 | 7:21 pm
    HA! I found a Tabacin Diary entry that didn't make it into Heart Journey. The Cherry ancestress who'd been on the starship Lugh's Spear. Writing that was one of my favorite things. Here it is: Today we finally finished traversing the mountains and there was much rejoicing when we saw people – people! – waiting as we came through the canyon.I was not the only one to weep. These were some of the other colonists, from Nuada's Sword, and they came to greet us! It was a big group, about twenty, and they said it would only be another three eightdays before we will reach the city.It was so…
  • Celta Thursday, Cut from Heart Thief

    2 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    Celta Thursday: I literally have 3-4 versions of Heart Thief. Here's a cut from version 2:Two Eight-days Later"We have replaced the warped panels in the energy storage area," the Ship said.Ruis smiled. He was getting used to the Ship speaking in the royal We. When asked, it stated it was an amalgam of departments integrated to communicate with him."We request further orders."This made Ruis' smile widen and a kernel of pride in him unfurl. The first time the Ship had asked him for orders had startled him. He, Ruis Elder, the despised, asked for orders. People had always avoided him. He had no…
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    Camy's Loft

  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 8a

    Camy Tang
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 7b

    Camy Tang
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 7a

    Camy Tang
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 6c

    Camy Tang
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 6b

    Camy Tang
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
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    Fierce Romance

  • Blue: My New Cat!

    Gwyn Brodie
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:22 am
    If you've seen Vonda Sinclair's photo's of her kittens, then you've seen my Blue, first as a newborn, than a playful kitten with his brothers and sisters. I've had him for a little more than a month, and the empty place in my heart left when my dog, Courage, passed away, is healing nicely.Blue still has that long and lanky body of a kitten, and will one day be a quite large cat, but what strikes me most is his regal and distinct profile, which reminds me of an Egyptian cat statue. Other's have said the same. At this very moment, he is sitting behind my laptop with his chin resting on top…
  • The Little Man is Growing!

    Natasha Moore
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:41 am
    Two and a half months old! Babies change so much, so quickly. I can't resist showing off some of my pics of the little man. He's smiling, smirking as his daddy likes to say. He's babbling now and interacting and he's so much fun!Here he is in his 2-month-old shirt.Here's that little smirk.What a handsome little man!Sleeping prince.And the most recent pic...the shirt says it all!Happy Monday!Natashawww.natashamoore.com
  • The Ugly Duckling–What if the Tale was Reversed??? The Ugly Swan???

    Terry Spear
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Everyone knows the tale of The Ugly Duckling, right? Poor Swan is big and gangly for his age as he swims among his brothers and sisters, cute little ducks. Give me a break. When is a swan not beautiful Oh, yeah, I know the whole not fitting in business, but look at your reflection in the pond, you big beautiful bird! I mean, really, the story should have been about the poor duck. What if a baby duckling thought he was a swan? Only he was always too small and couldn’t keep up with his beautiful brothers and sisters But when he looked in the water, he only saw he was a duck. And then when he…
  • Hello from the Romance Writers of America conference!

    Leigh Court
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I’m in New York City right now in the middle of the chaotic, loud, overwhelming, insanely energizing Romance Writers of America conference!   Two thousand of my fellow romance authors are here, and 400 of us were part of the “Readers For Life” Literacy signing on Wednesday night in the Westside Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis hotel, with proceeds from book sales going to literacy organizations. This year's beneficiaries are ProLiteracy Worldwide, Literacy Partners, and Literacy Assistance Center.  What an honor it was to share an autograph session with some of the…
  • Bakers' Bliss-King Arthur Store

    Carly Carson
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    This is the King Arthur store in Norwich, Vermont, which I visited this week. Most bakers are familiar with King Arthur flour, and their catalog. At their home base here, they now have this newly expanded store, a cafe and bakery, and cooking classes.This store has something to tantalize you everywhere you look.The flour itself: Chocolate for baking: Dishtowels, candles, pans: Plus they sell bread (naturally) and pastries: Have I enticed you enough? If you are ever in the area (across the river from Hanover, NH), stop by. You won't be sorry.
 
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  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ Crusie

    Suzie Quint
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Put the computer away, climb into bed and pull the covers over your head and daydream about the story. Forget structure and character arc and all the craft stuff, and just listen to the characters talk to you in the dark. Fantasize new conversations, new actions, whether they belong in the story or not. Tell the Girls they can go anywhere they want, there are no boundaries. Don’t worry if the stuff you dream about is stupid or silly and embarrassing, just dream. Everything is possible. Keep doing that until you fall asleep.~ Jennifer Crusie
  • Tuesday Teaser ~ Darkness Brutal

    Suzie Quint
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Darkness Brutal (The Dark Cycle) by Rachel Marks was last month's freebie for Amazon Prime member. Since Urban Fantasy is one of my favorite genres, I didn't even read the blurb for the other books. If I tell you that I'm already planning to pre-ordering the second book in the series, will that tell you how much I'm liking this? Blurb: Aidan O’Linn’s childhood ended the night he saw a demon kill his mother and mark his sister, Ava, with Darkness. Since then, every three years the demons have returned to try to claim her. Living in the gritty, forgotten corners of Los Angeles, Aidan has…
  • Nuggets for July

    Suzie Quint
    26 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    How to keep your middles interesting http://romanceuniversity.org/2015/04/27/how-to-save-your-story-from-slumping-in-the-middle-by-the-writers-relief-staff/ Writing a scene set in the woods? This is a must read. http://dankoboldt.com/things-writers-know-woods/ Have an opportunity to do a guest post but don't know what to write about? Here's some help. http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2015/05/05/when-is-a-guest-post-like-a-sausage-factory/ I need all the help I can get with twitter, so this hashtag list for writers is interesting.
  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ John McPhee

    Suzie Quint
    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    I get up in the morning, go into the office and tie myself into the chair with the sash of my bathrobe. ~ John McPhee
  • Tuesday Teaser ~ Found

    Suzie Quint
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I don't know how I missed that third book of Harlan Coben's YA was out, but I did, so this week, I'm reading Found: A Mickey Bolitar Novel, Book 3. While I can happily recommend the series (or anything else by Harlan), this series does need to be read in order for it to make the most sense. Blurb: It’s been eight months since Mickey Bolitar witnessed the shocking, tragic death of his father. Eight months of lies, dark secrets, and unanswered questions. While he desperately wants answers, Mickey’s sophomore year of high school brings on a whole new set of troubles. Spoon is in the…
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  • Tempting Teaser: Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews

    FV Jen
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    “Can I use your phone to call Biohazard?!” I yelled over the roar of the enchanted water engine. “Do what you need to do! I have my kids to take care of!” Mrs. Oswald stepped on the gas and peeled out of the driveway like a bat out of hell. I went inside and checked the phone. Dial tone. Wel , something 09 had gone right for once. I dialed the Biohazard number from memory. “Biohazard,” a gruff male voice said into the phone. “My name’s Kate Daniels. I have a giant dead spider- scorpion thing on Chamblee Dunwoody Road. I need you to come and get it.” “Sure,” the voice…
  • Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

    FV Angela
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    So, everyone knows by now how much of a sucker I am for a friends to lovers romance. Add in Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy, a little hockey and I’m likely to be checking my inbox for my review copy every five minutes. (Yes, this did happen.) As soon as these authors announced their collaboration on a new m/m romance Twitter and Goodreads were ablaze with excitement over its release. Being a huge fan of both author’s NA romances I was definitely looking forward to His. Once upon a time Ryan Wesley and Jamie Canning were best friends who spent their summers together at an elite hockey…
  • Review: Spider’s Trap by Jennifer Estep

    FV Angela
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Once again I’m amazed at the impressive Elemental Assassin series. One would think after thirteen books and several wrapped up story arcs that it would show signs of slowing down or becoming monotonous, but it hasn’t. If anything it keeps getting stronger and more exciting. Gin Blanco, better known as The Spider, has risen to the top of the criminal hierarchy in Ashland, but that doesn’t mean her life has gotten any easier.  Or that more challenges haven’t come her way. She just doesn’t realize it yet. When the book opens she is stuck in the role of mediator and…
  • New Romance Releases: Week of July 27, 2015

    FV Sophia
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    New Romance Releases: Week of July 27, 2015 Title Author      AMZ      B&N      KOBO Primal Heat Part 3 A.C. Arthur AMZ B&N KOBO Blue Steel Chain Alex Beecroft AMZ B&N KOBO The Marriage Act Alyssa Everett AMZ B&N KOBO Highland Knight of Rapture Amy Jarecki AMZ B&N KOBO Billionaire Dragon’s Mate Anya Nowlan AMZ B&N KOBO Lone Rider B.J. Daniels AMZ B&N KOBO Breaking Barbara Elsborg AMZ B&N KOBO The Secret Sister Brenda Novak AMZ B&N KOBO Soul of Smoke Caitlyn McFarland AMZ B&N KOBO Baby’s Got Bite Candace Havens AMZ B&N KOBO Truly…
  • Review: Taking the Heat by Victoria Dahl

    FV Jen
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Taking the Heat is book three in Victoria Dahl’s Jackson: Girl’s Night Out series. The book is Veronica Chandler’s story.  Veronica is the local Dear Abby, or Dear Veronica, and is really good at giving advice.  The problem with that advice is that when it comes to sexual matters she has no experience.  Every time she gets on stage- her bosses idea- to do the local Ask Veronica session, she is sure everyone will discover what a fraud she is.  Speaking in public terrifies her and the only thing that gets her through is a lot of alcohol.  She has lived with a father who…
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    The Life & Times of a Book Addict

  • Book Spotlight: Gonzo Girl by Cheryl Della Pietra

    Cristal | Book Addict
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Cheryl Della Pietra and her debut book Gonzo Girl! Gonzo Girl, a story that is mixed with both fact and fiction, is sure to grab readers attention. It is a fast paced adventurous story that takes the reader on one ride after the next. Take a look at more info about the book and the author below. Happy reading! :) Publication: July 28, 2015Publisher: TouchstoneLong after the last drink is poured and the final gunshot fired, Cheryl Della Pietra's novel inspired by her time as Hunter S. Thompson's assistant will linger in your mind. Alley Russo is a recent college grad…
  • Damage Done by Amanda Panitch Blog Tour!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Publication: July 21, 2015Publisher: Random House for Young ReadersSource: Publisher"Exceedingly clever and surprisingly unsettling, Damage Done is an unforgettable read." --Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You"In her incredible debut novel, Amanda Panitch leaves you on the edge of your seat. Prepare to be stunned. Prepare to be torn apart." --Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist"A brilliant thriller. Gillian Flynn for the YA set." --Amy Christine Parker, author of Gated22 minutes separate Julia Vann’s before and after.Before: Julia had a…
  • Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid Blog Tour!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Publication: July 7, 2015Publisher: Washington Square PressSource: PublisherFrom the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another…
  • The Truth And Other Lies by Sascha Arango Blog Tour!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    10 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Publication: June 23, 2015Publisher: Atria BooksSource: PublisherDark, witty, and suspenseful, this literary crime thriller reminiscent of The Dinner and The Silent Wife follows a famous author whose wife—the brains behind his success—meets an untimely death, leaving him to deal with the consequences.“Evil is a matter of opinion…”On the surface, Henry Hayden seems like someone you could like, or even admire. A famous bestselling author who appears a modest everyman. A loving, devoted husband even though he could have any woman he desires. A generous friend and coworker. But Henry…
  • The Shadow Cabinet (Shades of London #3) by Maureen Johnson

    Cristal | Book Addict
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    Publication: February 10, 2015Publisher: Putnam JuvenileSource: Bought/OwnThe thrilling third installment to the Edgar-nominated, bestselling series.Rory and her friends are reeling from a series of sudden and tragic events. While racked with grief, Rory tries to determine if she acted in time to save a member of the squad. If she did, how do you find a ghost? Also, Rory’s classmate Charlotte has been kidnapped by Jane and her nefarious organization. Evidence is uncovered of a forty-year-old cult, ten missing teenagers, and a likely mass murder. Everything indicates that Charlotte’s in…
 
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