Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A Christmas Homecoming - Giveaway

A kiss is just a kiss…

Unless it’s under the mistletoe.

Ellie Smith is determined to make up for Christmases past by spreading holiday cheer throughout the Bar V5 dude ranch, but tech “bah, humbug” billionaire, Josiah Whittaker, refuses to bask in the spirit of the season.

Unwilling to let the geek-to-gorgeous Josiah win, Ellie plans to give him a Christmas he’ll never forget. But after a simple kiss under the mistletoe, Ellie and Josiah both start questioning everything. Can Christmas really bring the gift neither one of them were expecting: true love?
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USA Today bestselling author, Melissa McClone has published over thirty novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house.

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5) Oven mitt
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Edge of Lost pub day celebration and a giveaway!

From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris comes an ambitious and heartrending story of immigrants, deception, and second chances.

On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard's only daughter--one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island--has gone missing. Tending the warden's greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl's whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search's outcome.

Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world.

Skillfully weaving these two stories, Kristina McMorris delivers a compelling novel that moves from Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay. As her finely crafted characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell--and believe--in order to survive.

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About the Author:
Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author published by Kensington Books, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins. Her novels have garnered more than twenty national literary awards, as well as a nomination for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA's RITA® Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction.

A frequent guest speaker and workshop presenter, McMorris holds a B.S. in International Marketing from Pepperdine University. For her diverse achievements, she has been named one of Portland's "Forty Under 40" by The Business Journal. She lives with her husband and two sons in the Oregon, where she is still sleep deprived but eagerly working on her next novel.

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The Edge of Lost & a compass necklace
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Monday, November 23, 2015

Get in the holiday spirit with Jane Porter!

Review by Marlene Engel
After a gunman opens fire at Daisy’s school leaving two injured, Cormac decides to leave the craziness of LA and move back to Montana to safely raise his daughter.  But relocating his company during the holiday season will be the bigger challenge. 

As Creative Director for Sheenan Media, Whitney has played a crucial role in the company’s publishing division.  When news of the relocation hits, she knows that this is the time for her to cut ties from the company … and the man who broke her heart years ago. 

Back in Montana, Cormac and Daisy are getting back to a normal routine.  But as she befriends the local Santa, and asks him for a special Christmas wish, Cormac gets nervous that he won’t be able to fulfill his daughter’s holiday wish.  If only he could find out what it is …

I love a good Christmas story and this was just the one to get me in the holiday spirit.  A take on the classic holiday film, Miracle of 34th Street, A Christmas Miracle for Daisy is a modern day version.  With an amazing story and a cast of characters you won’t soon forget, this is the perfect book to start off the holiday season.

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About the Author:
Jane Porter, a native of Visalia, California, graduated from UCLA with a degree in American Studies and worked in sales and marketing before returning to school to earn a teaching credential and an MA in Writing from the University of San Francisco. A bestselling author, Jane has also been a finalist for the prestigious RITA award in 2002, 2003, 2008 and 2010 from Romance Writers of America, and her '06 release, Flirting With Forty, picked by Redbook as its Red Hot Summer Read, went back for seven printings in six weeks before being made into a December 08 Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear. Jane, her surfer husband, and three sons make their home today in San Clemente, CA where she's currently working on her next novel.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Black Velvet Coat - Promo #FRC2015

Twenty-eight-year-old struggling San Francisco artist Anne McFarland is determined to get a one-woman show, even though no one, including herself, believes she can do it. But when she buys a coat at a thrift shop with a key in its pocket, strange, even magical, occurrences begin to unfold, and she is inspired to create her best work ever. Fifty years earlier, it’s 1963, and the coat’s original owner, young heiress Sylvia Van Dam, is headed toward a disastrous marriage with a scoundrel. In a split-second reaction she does the unimaginable, which propels her on a trip of self-discovery to nature-filled Northern Arizona. When Anne and Sylvia’s lives intersect, they are both forced to face their fears―and, in the process, realize their true potential.

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Jill G Hall's first novel, The Black Velvet Coat, was released October 6. She facilitates creativity groups for artists of all types and curates art shows at Inspirations Gallery, NTC at Liberty Station. Her poems have been published in A Year in Ink, City Works Press, Serving House Journal, and The Avocet. She resides in San Diego with her husband, Jerry and beagle-bassett, Lucy.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Coming Apart at the Seams - Pre-Release Blitz & Kindle Giveaway

Coming Apart at the Seams
Riley O'Brien & Co. #2
By: Jenna Sutton
Releasing December 1, 2015


Love can take some time to break in...

Teagan O’Brien, heiress to the Riley O’Brien & Co. denim empire, is anything but a spoiled rich girl. She’s worked hard to secure her place in the family business and can hold her own, in and out of the office. Only one man has ever been able to get under her skin—sexy football star Nick Priest. Years ago they crossed the line from friends to lovers, but he left her heartbroken. Since then, she’s been determined to keep him at arm’s length—no matter how tempting he looks in his jeans...

Nick has fortune, fame, and looks that make most women hot and bothered. But he doesn't have the woman he really wants. He knows he screwed up when he walked away from Teagan, and now that he has a second chance, he’ll do whatever it takes to win her over—no matter how tongue-tied he gets...

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Jenna Sutton spent most of her career as an award-winning journalist covering business-related topics including healthcare, commercial real estate, retail, and technology. Nowadays she writes about hot, lovable guys and the smart, sexy women who make them crazy. It’s the culmination of a lifelong dream, and she feels so lucky to be able to do it.
Jenna has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Texas Christian University and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.
Jenna and her husband live in a 103-year-old house in Texas.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas Miracle on Oyster Bay - Guest Book Review

Guest Review by Kimberly Field
Then Comes Winter is a collection of Holiday short stories influenced by the works of Jane Austen. As an avid reader and lover of all things romance, I was excited to get my hands on this anthology. It is perfect for this time of year, when you might only have a few minutes to read. I started with debut author Denise Stout’s "Christmas Miracle on Oyster Bay."

"Christmas Miracle on Oyster Bay" is a story about an independent bookstore owner Lissa and law professor Simon. Lissa needs a Christmas miracle to keep her bookstore open. The bookstore is located in the house she inherited from her grandparents, and her grandfather ran a newsstand out of it when she was growing up. Lissa is feeling the crunch from a big box store that moved into the neighborhood. She also lives in part of the house. Lissa has known Simon for a bit through mutual friends but thinks he is stuffy and standoffish. Simon enlists Lissa’s help as a caterer and hostess for a party he needs to throw for colleagues. Lissa agrees, and they use part of the bookstore for the party. I enjoyed getting to know Lissa and Simon as they got to know each other. Does Lissa get her miracle? You will have to read for yourself to find out!

This was a wonderful story, perfect for a chilly night read and sparking some holiday spirit. I am looking forward to reading more stories in this collection and from Denise Stout.

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Denise Stout dreamed about writing from a very early age, guided along the way by some special teachers who took interest in her writing and encouraged her to pursue her words in print. She loves to write stories about strong women who strive for the best in life, sometimes faltering, but who always have the fortitude to pick themselves back up again while finding love along the way.

A frequent contributor to, she also reviews books, movies, and products. When not driving carpools, watching her boys play sports from the sidelines, volunteering or other activities, she loves to read. And write. Or watch Jane Austen adaptations. Denise lives in the Baltimore area with her husband and three sons.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

I'll Be Home For Christmas - Promo & Giveaway

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Nothing says Christmas like New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde and Twilight, TX, and now Lori returns to Twilight for a brand new heartwarming holiday tale. The matchmaking members of the Cookie Club are up to their old tricks again!

Christmas in Twilight, Texas, is all merriment and mistletoe. The Cookie Club is whipping up their most festive sweets, the townspeople are scrambling to get their holiday shopping done, and Joe-a hometown guy with a restless heart-is dreaming about the woman he wants to kiss most…

…And who happens to be staying at his sister’s place over the holidays, while Joe’s sister is away. But Joe isn’t quite sure he wants to be a living Christmas present to runaway law student Gabi Preston.

Joe thinks the sassy sweetheart he nicknames “Trouble” won’t inconvenience anything but his healthy sex drive. But when he discovers the reasons Gabi escaped from her life, he aches to give her everything she’s never had. As the magic of the season draws them together, the gift of love is the only one worth giving…

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About the Author
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Her first NYT bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas.

A popular writing instructor, Lori is a two time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 27 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill, and her two New American Shepherds.

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