Friday, May 29, 2015

Christmas in Summer

Summer in Snow Valley is available for pre-order for only $.99. Release date is June 1st and the $.99 special will last until June 6th. If you haven't read Christmas in Snow Valley, now is your chance to buy it May 24th through the 31st for only $.99.

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#1 Bestselling Authors of Christmas in Snow Valley, have teamed up again with six wonderful summer novellas that are sure to make your summer sweet and sassy!

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Catching Caytie by Amazon Top Seller Cindy Roland Anderson

On the night Caytie Holbrook intends to break up with her cheating boyfriend, he blindsides her by announcing their engagement at a dinner party. When Caytie discovers her father is in on the scheme, she runs away from her home in Beverly Hills to hide out at her uncle’s ranch in Snow Valley, Montana. While Snow Valley is a beautiful place, Caytie only plans to stay until her twenty-fifth birthday when she’ll inherit a trust fund her grandmother left her, allowing her to pursue her dream to move to Italy. That is until she meets Jace McAllister, an incredibly sexy—although somewhat grumpy—cowboy who threatens to disrupt her plans.

Tin Foil Tiaras by Amazon Top Seller Jeanette Lewis

Cameron Elliott has come to Snow Valley to coach Annalisa Drake in the Miss Snow Valley pageant, and prove to her demanding boss that she deserves a place at the prestigious Westbrooke Agency. But Annalisa’s handsome and protective big brother, Kyle, is determined to keep his sister from becoming a reluctant beauty queen. As Cameron tries to win Kyle over, Kyle insists some things are more valuable than a title and as crazy as it sounds, Cameron might just believe him.

A Touch of Love by Amazon Top Seller Cami Checketts

Annie Stirland has endured a lifetime of teasing, embarrassment, and isolation due to her speech impediment. When irresistible cowboy, Luke Wilson, seems to be falling for her, she’s certain he’s too good to be true. A tragedy involving his ex-girlfriend proves she’s right. What man can resist sheltering someone they once loved? Annie knows she should walk away, but Luke isn’t ready to give her up.

First Love by Amazon Top Seller Taylor Hart 

Janet Snow doesn’t expect to get caught in a full-blown make out session at her brother’s wedding. Especially not with Michael Hamilton, the boy she’d written off ten years ago. Even though they both agree to no complications, Janet's not sure they can stick to it given their past. After a trip to the hot springs, a helicopter ride, and a proposal, even the most cautious single mother would start to wonder if true love really is just about the timing. Now Janet has to make a choice—play it safe or trust that her first love could also be her last. 

Romancing Rebecca by Amazon Top Seller, Kimberley Montpetit

Rebecca Dash loved spending her teen summers swooning over Jane Austen and helping her aunt at the Starry Skies Bed & Breakfast in Snow Valley. But as a recent college grad, she’d rather write sappy romance novels than go out with guys that make her a nervous wreck. When a team of fire-fighters set up camp on the lawns of the B&B and Captain Wade catches her eye, Becca soon learns that there’s more to a happily-ever-after than a flirty fireman with muscles the size of the Montana hills.

Love in Light and Shadow by Amazon Top Seller Lucy McConnell

Mercedes O'Shay has sworn off gorgeous men because they have a tendency to break her heart. When she meets her new neighbor, Chet Bauer, she immediately puts him in the Do Not Date category based on his well-defined muscles and stunning blue eyes. But the more Mercedes learns about the cowboy who reads classics and forges iron, the more she realizes the heart doesn't see in black and white; it sees light and shadows.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Veils and Vengeance Cover Reveal Giveaway!

Veils and Vengeance

Veils and Vengeance by Rachelle J. Christensen

When wedding planner, Adrielle Pyper, goes to Hawaii to orchestrate a destination wedding, she isn't prepared for what she finds.

After the trauma of her previous event, the beautiful isle of Kauai is the perfect place for Adri to unwind and do what she does best – plan. She even lets herself indulge in the attention of the groom’s handsome brother. But just when everything seems to be perfect, an afternoon snorkeling trip turns to murder when Adri discovers the body of a young woman.

Shaken, but unable to let it go, Adri’s sleuthing leads her into more danger than she could imagine. When a number of “accidents” threaten her own life, it soon becomes apparent that someone will do anything to keep Adri from interfering with their vengeance.

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Author Rachelle J. Christensen

Rachelle J. Christensen is a mother of five who writes mystery/suspense and solves the case of the missing shoe on a daily basis. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology and a minor in music. She enjoys singing and songwriting, playing the piano, running, motivational speaking, and, of course, reading.

Rachelle is the award-winning author of six books, including Wrong Number, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things, and What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know. Her novella, Silver Cascade Secrets, was included in the Rone Award-winning Timeless Romance Anthology, Fall Collection.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Heroes of Olympus Series

My 5th grader loves all of Riordan's novels and has asked me repeatedly to read them so we can discuss them together. I finally finished this series a few weeks ago.

They were as I expected, similar to the Percy Jackson series, which for me translates to adventurous, well written, well-fleshed out characters I can get behind. It's nice when an author sets the bar and can continue it through multiple series.

The fun this about this series is there are old characters I love from Percy Jackson and new characters from New Rome to get to love and enjoy. Clashing Greek heroes with Roman ones was a brilliant move. Brush off your Latin, there's some in there.

The storyline is much the same: kill the monsters, save the world. But to be able to stretch it out over multiple books while keeping the reader engaged is no small feat. Well done, Mr. Riordan.

Only one bone to I have to pick with the author. Did he really need to throw in same-sex attraction? Yes, this is a part of today's society. But, did it need to come up in a Middle Grade/YA novel series? As soon as I read it, I cringed. Not because I have anything against those who are same gender attracted. I have several friends who are. But because as a reader, I disagreed with the nature of the purpose and felt the series could've been completed and the character's motivation explained without going in this direction.

So far, my 5th grader has yet to bring it up. Maybe it sailed over her head. Unfortunately, with her heading to middle school, I'll have to explain the concept to her as I understand from parents with older children that this topic comes up at such a young age.

How have you as a parent dealt with explaining same gender attraction to your children? And at what age?

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Boook Promo for Summer Reading!

Need some good summer reading while you're sitting poolside?
I've joined up with some amazing authors to spread the word on this promotion. If you know anyone who loves to read, please share this sale with them.

Rebecca Lynn Tallley
SALE Price $.99
Regular Price $2.99
FREE for Kindle Unlimited members

What if the greatest weapon in the age-old war between good and evil was inside of you? 

Crystal Scott has always felt different but tried hard to blend in. Now that she's scored the lead in the school play, has a boyfriend she adores, and a best friend she can't live without, she finally feels like she belongs. 

A few days before prom, a mysterious young man appears and suddenly she has to figure out how to use the weapon of Light she has inside her or mankind is doomed. 

Demons are determined to tip the war in their favor no matter what the cost and they're hot on Crystal's trail. With danger around every corner, she doesn't know if she can save herself, never mind anyone else. When things look darkest and there's nowhere to turn, Crystal must find the strength to use her newfound gifts against the tide of evil threatening all of them--or die trying.

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Ring on Her Finger
Lisa Swinton

What happened in Vegas should stay there, not follow Amanda home, newly wedded to the man who broke her heart.

After celebrating college graduation with her friends in Las Vegas, Amanda St. Claire wakes up with a terrible hangover and a ring on her finger. Her day gets worse when she finds out she's married to rich playboy Blake Worthington—the guy she has loathed the past four years.

Amanda convinces Blake to legally terminate the marriage and they both return home like nothing ever happened. That is, until Blake shows up on her doorstep and Amanda has to come clean with her family.

Together for better or worse while the legalities are cleared, Amanda reluctantly plays along, but then the unthinkable happens---she finds herself falling in love with Blake.

Can they overcome the past? Or will it end their future before it even starts?

Those who enjoy What Happens in Vegas and The Prince and Me will find a kindred spirit in Ring on Her Finger.

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Begin Again 

Brittney Mulliner
SALE $.99

Escaping her past, Aubrey Tate moves to Southern California for a fresh start with her older brother, Brandon. Starting over at a new school seems easy with her cousin, Mckayla, and her two best friends at her side, but handling the new guys is another matter. Aubrey ends up in the middle of three rivals that each wants her to themselves. Mike claims her first and declares himself her friend and protector. Luke is the school heartthrob that stops Aubrey in her tracks, speechless. Gage is the mysterious, dark outsider that Aubrey can be herself around. 

How will she navigate her new life while she's still haunted by her past?

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The Ninth Chosen: The Shadow Prison
K.A. Parkinson
SALE $.99

Sixteen-year-old Macy is not your average teenager--she's a member of the Chosen, an elite group of gifted and magically talented children responsible for protecting the humans from the monsters of the Hidden race. Seventeen-year-old Tolen Parks wants nothing more than to be average, but life for the Ninth Chosen is anything but normal. 

Amidst monsters and Radia Warriors, the pair must discover who they really are and face the heart of darkness in order to achieve victory....

With a Kiss
Stephanie Fowers
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Faerytales. They're real . . . they just haven't happened yet. Halley Starr finds out the truth when she loses her heart with a curse. Now she has to get it back from that cute faery guy who stole it from her.

*"With a Kiss” is the first book in the Twisted Tales Series.

(Also included in this edition: A glossary of faery terms, Map of the Sidhe, and a List of Fae Creatures)

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Homecoming: Safe Haven

Homecoming: Safe Haven by Heather Justesen.

I haven't read the other novellas in this series. I say novella because it's less than 50 pages long. This translates to short read. A very fulfilling well crafted short read that will motivate you to want to pick up the rest of the series. It's easy to relate to the characters, though I've never been in the witness protection program, but Ms. Justesen does a fine job of finding those threads of life we all share: fear, love, desire to protect, etc and bringing them to life in her characters.

Nice to have a novella about a newly married couple and the challenges they face. There's many layers of emotion conveyed, but especially one of hope.

It was also nice to spend a moment in Juniper Ridge with a few familiar characters from her DiCarlo Brides series and meet a few of her cross over characters in Crystal Creek.

An enjoyable read.

When the US Marshall sends the newly-married Bo and Tosca into hiding in a little Montana town, they settle in for a safe, quiet life while they prepare for the court case against Tosca’s former boyfriend. Charles has other plans, though—he wants her dead before she can testify. And he’s found their safe haven.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Love Under Construction Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

They say that love and business don’t mix . . . 

Charlee is angry...

What do you do when your boss makes someone else the lead on a big renovation project that should rightfully be yours? You quit. On second thought, that might not be the best idea, but Charlee Jackson has never been one for second thoughts. Instead, she lands a big contract of her own. She’s jumping into her new life—work boots, tool belt, and all. Now she just needs to form a company and hire contractors and buy supplies and get an office and not fall in love with her former boss's son. Yeah. Definitely not that last one.

Peter is torn...

You can’t date someone who works for you, but now that his dad let Charlee walk out the door, Peter Elliot is considering his options. Charlee was their top renovation expert, his best friend’s sister, and the only thing that made the drudgery of running a large construction business bearable. But how do you date a competitor, especially one your father is trying to drive out of business? It would be stupid to make your dad angry right before he retires and hands the company over to you. Right?

When Charlee and Peter are scheduled to work on the same Indulgence Row house, their feelings and priorities are put to the test. They need to make a choice, and they better be quick about it, because the whole mixture is curing fast and threatening to crumble to pieces.

by Danyelle Ferguson
Published by Wonderstruck Books
Coming Sept. 8th, 2015

Other books in the series: Sweet Confections

About the Author
Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books. She’s grateful every day to work in her dream jobs – author, editor, and nurturing her readaholic tendencies.

She grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains. Then lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and four angels-in-training. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing & singing in the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”

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