Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Freebie & My New Book Is OUT!

I am SO EXCITED! My new novel, Ring Around the Rosie is out!  I've even received my first review! Tamera said, "I totally enjoyed the ride," and gave her opinion on my villain. You can read the whole thing here.   Thanks Tamera!
  
If you'd like the final book in my Hostage Negotiation series you can buy it by clicking on the picture below.


  

Here's the back copy, in case you've forgotten:


Revenge is a dish best served cold . . .

As the ex-wife of a law enforcement officer, Sarah Reed has known loneliness and loss. In order to cope, she makes a life for herself that’s full of routine while building a wall of ice around her heart. Everything about her is as predictable as she can make it until a tiny detour for her ex-husband, Ron, changes her life forever. Caught in a bomb crisis, Sarah is taken hostage by a man who wants Ron and everyone around him to suffer---and his idea of suffering is more terrible than Sarah had ever dreamed.


Captain Ron Reed has seen the worst of humanity in his job with the Hostage Negotiation Team, but he never expected his past to come back with a vengeance---literally. Aaron Starks, a criminal explosives expert, has stolen next-gen bomb technology. He uses it to force Ron to bargain for the lives of his team and his ex-wife, Sarah, the woman he still loves. But the situation escalates when Ron discovers that Starks has an even bigger objective in mind---using the bomb to show how vulnerable America and her people truly are.

Ron is willing to risk everything to save his country and those he loves, but when negotiations break down, will his sacrifice be too little too late?


And our Friday Freebie today is The Rainy Season by J. Adams.  I haven't read this one yet, but it looks good!  Here's the back copy:

“Life is a fickle thing, and destiny is as unpredictable as the shifting of the wind.

When I was ten years old, I wasn't concerned about either of those things until the day my mother died. That single event changed the course of my life, pointing me towards a destiny I could never have foreseen, and a love I couldn't have forsaken even if I tried.”

This is the story of a girl who was handed a life she never expected, encountering a love she could never deny.

If you're interested in downloading your free Kindle copy, click on the picture below!




Thursday, July 24, 2014

An Overdue Book Baby


photo credit: Jason L. Parks via photopin cc

I've never been a particularly patient person.  I hate waiting rooms.  I specifically make doctor and dental appointments at times when there isn't generally a wait.  When I was expecting babies, I found out what the gender was because I couldn't wait.  (All of my children obliged my impatience as well and arrived early. I loved that.)  My husband can't even put presents under the Christmas tree for me because I can't wait and am very, very tempted to peek.

I know it's all about self-control and learning how to be patient.  I am regularly given opportunities to stretch my patience.  But it's hard.

And I've been waiting for my new book baby, Ring Around the Rosie, to be born and it's killing me that we're overdue!  The glitches for this book have seemed never-ending and just when I think we're on the smooth road to delivery, another one comes up.  It's SO HARD to wait.  Especially when I want to share it with you all so badly.

But here I sit.  Waiting.

I hope you're waiting as anxiously as I am because I think this is absolutely one of my very best books.  And as soon as I have ANY delivery news, I'll announce it here first.  (Or on my Facebook fan page. Are you on that one?)

*taps fingers on desk*

Waiting . . . . it's the worst.  But hopefully worth it when I see it in my hands (or on my Kindle) right?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Word Count Wednesday

Well, you're never going to believe it.  Well, I'm sure you'll believe that my word count was zero again, but that's because my book is coming out this week! Woohoo!

But the odd thing was, I had the outline for a new book come to me.  It was so exciting!  I thought I would only do one novel this year and a novella, but this new novel is really speaking to me.  I will be interested to see where it goes.

How did you do this week?

Wicked Was Awesome!



Dangit, I just barely missed the cutoff to make this post on Tuesday.  Well, pretend it's still Tuesday, okay? :)

I just got back from seeing Wicked and it was so awesome!  I loved it.  The sets were amazing, the actors and singing were incredible.  I just can't say enough about it.  The only thing I wish was different was there were times when I couldn't quite make out each song lyric, so I'm going to have to look those up for sure.

Do you go to Broadway plays? Which one is your favorite?  Have you seen Wicked?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Double Book Review & A Contest!

Husband Maker Tour

Today I am excited to share two amazing books with you, so be sure to read all the way to the end. And there's TWO Rafflecopter contests for you to enter so don't miss either one!

The first review today is The Husband Maker by Karey White.

Most of you know I had to take an emergency trip to Arizona this past week and while I never read in the car, I couldn't put this book down.  The romance was so good! I loved the main character, Charlotte, and the men in her life were so well-rounded, quirky, and fun.  It was a page-turner for sure.

When we meet Charlotte, she is at a wedding reception for her old boyfriend.  In the ladies room, she overhears some women talking about her being there and then they discuss her nickname, "The Husband Maker" because every time she breaks up with a guy, he marries his next girlfriend.  So humiliating for her and hard to hear.  She talks about it with her best friend Angus (who I loved), but isn't sure how to break her curse.  Poor Charlotte.

Her boss has been dying to set her up on a date with Kyle Aldsworth (another guy that I loved in this book. *le sigh*) for ages, and Charlotte finally gives in, even though he's nine years older than her.  That's when the sparks really fly. The romance was so fun and seeing Charlotte deal with everything that came along with Kyle was really well done.

I loved the writing style and I really thought I knew how this romance was going to end up, but I was surprised! I love it when that happens.  The only thing I didn't love about this book was the ending.  This book is the first in a series and had I known that, (and that this book ends with a serious cliffhanger), I probably would have waited until the series was all out before I started reading.  You know me, I am not a fan of cliffhangers at all, and this one practically ends mid-sentence.  So, while I loved the book, and the characters, the next installment doesn't come out until fall, and I'm sure there will be a third which means I will probably wait until the whole series is out to finish.  Cliffhangers are the worst! (But I don't know. I really want to know what happens with Charlotte.  Sigh.  Double sigh.)

To sum up, if you want a sweet romance that will keep you up tonight to finish and don't mind waiting to find out what happens, then pick this book up today!

Here's the back copy:
The Husband Maker by Karey White



The Husband Maker by Karey White 

 Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she’s dated since high school has become his next girlfriend’s husband. Not hers. Not three girlfriends down the road. The next. Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed? When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

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Karey White
 

Author Karey White Karey White grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist. She loves to travel, read, bake treats, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four great children. She teaches summer creative writing courses to young people and is currently working on her next book.  
 
Coming Fall 2014 - Charlotte's Story continues in The Match Maker

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   $25 Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 8/15/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the publisher. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. a Rafflecopter giveaway



Becoming Lady Lockwood Tour


The second book I want to tell you about today is Becoming Lady Lockwood.  This was a regency romance, but most of it takes place on the high seas. So romantic! So daring! Really different from many regencies I've read recently.

When we meet our heroine, Amelia, she is managing her own sugar plantation in Jamaica.  Her father has coerced her into marrying an English lord by proxy, but the man passed away without ever meeting her, and she is a widow, which suits her just fine.  Until Captain William Drake arrives at her door. 

He is determined to prove that she defrauded his brother into marriage and isn't entitled to any part of their family's fortune.  He has come to take her back to England to sort everything out, but he isn't prepared for how open and genuine she is.  For how much he will come to care for her and what danger awaits them on the sea voyage back to England.  Sigh.  So, so good.  The hero was everything you want in a hero and even when you don't want to like him, you do.  The heroine was sweet and brave and unexpected.  They were both very well-written and well-rounded.  The setting also was researched well and really added to the story. The only thing that bothered me a bit was that the villain in the story was built up so much, but when we finally meet him, there's not much to him.  I guess I just expected more in that respect, but the romance and adventure were so strong and well done, it made that seem less important.  This is a story that any adventure romance fan will love, so go pick it up today!

Here's the back copy:

Becoming Lady Lockwood


Becoming Lady Lockwood 

Amelia Beckett is delighted to be a widow. Married by proxy to a man she'd never met, Amelia recognizes that a fortuitous entry into widowhood frees her from meddlesome chaperones and matchmakers. Heiress to her mother's sugar plantation in Jamaica, she happily anticipates working in a man's world, with the additional credibility of her new title: Lady Lockwood. But with the arrival of Captain Sir William Drake, her plans quickly go awry . . .

William has traversed the Atlantic with one purpose. If he cannot prove that Amelia's marriage to his brother was a fraud, she will be entitled to a sizeable portion of his family's estate. He is determined to return this duplicitous Lady to London for an official hearing, and he carries with him a letter that will ensure her cooperation . . .

Left with no choice, Amelia joins the captain on his return voyage to England, and the two quickly find that ship life does not allow for evasion. Amelia and William are ceaselessly thrown together, and amidst fierce storms and ocean battles, what began as antipathy seems to be evolving quite unexpectedly. But as they draw ever closer to their destination, will the impossibility of their circumstances shatter any hope of a future together?


Praise for Becoming Lady Lockwood

"Moore does a lovely job of showcasing sizzle in this must-read for fans of regency and historical romance." ~ Foreword Reviews


Jenny Moore


Author Jennifer Moore Jennifer Moore is a Passionate reader and writer of all things romance, helping her find balance with the rest of her world, which includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. Jennifer has a BA in linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family. You can learn more about her at authorjmoore.com. The author's first book, Becoming Lady Lockwood, is a regency romance centered on the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s.  

Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 8/7/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the publisher. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Nearly Freebie Friday

Well, friends, I am having some blogger issues today so I can't do my usual post with the cover and all the fun stuff, but I did my best to let you know that Sarah Eden's book, Kiss of A Stranger (my favorite one of hers!) is on sale for $2.99!

That is an amazing price for her Kindle books (they're usually over ten, silly publishing company!) so head  on over to Amazon and go pick up your Kindle copy while you can!

Let's hope blogger works for me by Monday. Maybe it just took an early weekend, you know? We all need those once in a while, right?

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The ARCs Have Flown the Nest!

It was an exciting day for me.  The ARCs (Advance Reading Copy) of my new book, Ring Around the Rosie, have gone out!

I honestly didn't know if this day was going to come.  This have been one of the toughest manuscripts I've ever produced because I realized that when my life has emotional turmoil in it, my creative juices dry up. Like the Sahara. And yeah, I had a lot of emotional turmoil in the last six months. Thankfully I seem to be on the other side of it now, *knock on wood* and I learned a lot of valuable lessons about my life and my writing and where my limits are.

I do have to say thank you to my critique group Jordan McCollum and Emily Clawson for being my shoulders to cry on and my cheerleading section to get this book done.  Also, Jon and Debra, you guys were amazing beta readers and I am so grateful for your patience in helping me get this manuscript off the ground! I have the best fans and friends in the world.  Seriously.

So, fans and friends, I'm glad you've all stuck with me and been so patient.  I think this is one of my best books ever and I can't wait for you all to read it.

What are you reading this summer?  Any good books?  Any ARCs?