Friday, May 24, 2019

Memorial Day Sale for Military Romance Fans!


I love writing stories that honor the sacrifices of our military men & women. This Memorial Day weekend, two of them are on sale for only .99 cents! Perfect holiday weekend reading for military romance fans.

You can get All Fall Down here

You can get The Capture here

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Giveaway Time for Romance Fans!


Giveaway time! I have a SIGNED copy of Jennifer Peel's romance, My Not-So-Wicked Stepbrother that I would love to give to you! (I really enjoyed this one!) To enter, just tell me in the comments if you have any fun summer plans you're looking forward to and I'll randomly draw a winner tomorrow morning! (U.S. addresses only)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Regency Fans!

 

I was really excited to see another regency romance by Esther Hatch. I like her style of writing and her characters are memorable.

In A Proper Scandal, Miss Grace Sinclair has lost her parents, but the local vicar and his wife have taken her in. Unfortunately, Grace's beauty is overshadowing the vicar's daughters and their come-outs, so Grace is shipped off to her aunt in London who has recently remarried. Even worse, when Grace arrives, she's told she needs to marry immediately, mostly because her new step-uncle is a lecher and has his eye on Grace. Grace is between a rock and a hard place, but might have found a knight in shining armor in Mr. Nate Barton. But can she be honest with Mr. Barton about why she needs to marry in haste? Or will he deem her just another pretty woman trying to entrap him?

I really enjoyed all the twists and turns this story took. Grace should have an easy time finding a husband with a good dowry and a beautiful face, but instead, both of those things make her chances of finding a love match extremely difficult. Grace is put in an impossible situation that quickly goes from bad to worse with both laugh out loud and cringe-worthy moments. Our hero, Nate, is sweet, protective, unsure and stubborn. He makes some pretty big assumptions about Grace that lead to some awkward and funny situations, but he's fighting some demons from the past and readers will sympathize with him. The push/pull between Nate and Grace is great and it is easy to root for them to find true love. To top it all off, there was one last twist at the end that will keep the reader guessing as to how it will all turn out. Another great read by Ms. Hatch!

Don't forget to scroll down and enter the giveaway!

You can get your copy here





Here's the back copy:

Grace Sinclair has been callously cast out of her home. And though taken in as an orphaned child by the vicar and his wife, her unsurpassed beauty makes it impossible for her to remain in the vicar’s household—with two daughters of their own about to enter Society, the vicar and his wife see Grace as nothing but competition. Thankfully, Grace’s estranged Aunt Bell has agreed to take her in to her home in London. But Grace soon learns her situation has just gotten much worse.

It takes only a moment’s acquaintance for Grace to ascertain that her aunt has married a detestable rake. And Aunt Bell, recognizing the danger of having her lovely niece too near her husband, gives Grace an ultimatum: the young woman has two weeks to find a man to marry, after which she will be turned out. With no experience in the art of attracting a husband, Grace quickly realizes that a worthy suitor might not be so easy to ensnare.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Any JAG fans out there?


Are there any JAG fans out there? Did you watch the NCIS:LA reunion of Harm and Mac last Sunday? Because that was definitely not what I was expecting and I'm so sad/frustrated! Harm and Mac were one of my favorite couples and I never missed an episode. 

*spoilers* If you don't want to be spoiled stop reading now.

To find out that after a decade of watching them work to be together and everything they went through, all the push/pull, to then find out they haven't seen each other for NINE YEARS is such a punch to the gut. No wedding. No kids. What a huge disappointment! We deserved our happy ending. I mean, the coin toss what such a tough ending to swallow anyway, but at least we had hope that they lived happily-ever-after. Now we know they didn't. Sigh.

(I may have been tweeting about it on Sunday and I saw this morning that Pop Culture posted one of my tweets, which is kind of fun in a way.) You can see it here

So, was there anyone else who watched the JAG "reunion" last Sunday? What did you think?

Friday, May 17, 2019

Freebie Friday for Billionaire Romance Fans!

 

Today's freebie is a billionaire romance, The Broke Billionaire, from author Bonnie Paulson. I haven't read this one, but the back copy looks intriguing.

You can download your free Kindle copy here

Here's the back copy:

From living in a tent to owning her own business, an uptight business owner hires a broke billionaire who’s never worked in customer service. His inexperience could cost her everything including her livelihood but firing him could lose her more than her heart.

Tiffany Louise comes from humble beginnings and has clawed her way to owning a modest business on wheels. Ready to take on an employee, Tiffany can’t find anyone willing to work for her.

Desperate to increase the hours of operation for her shave ice truck and also… not to feel so alone, Tiffany staples ads all over the place, which doesn’t win her any love in the community. She’s only gotten as far as she has through sheer force of will and monumental control – and the townsfolk know it.

Just when she thinks nothing can go her way, her luck changes when she convinces the charismatic Kaelin Steed to take the job, the confident and charming beach comber she sees every day.

Kaelin Steed has lost everything in a family legal battle for billions and he’s returned to his grandmother’s hometown in the small town of Getaway Bay. Unwilling to use his autonomy to get ahead, Kaelin takes the last job anyone in town will consider – working for the shrewish shave ice truck owner with green eyes and unruly red hair.

Kaelin just wants a steady check but his inexperience and cocky attitude, not to mention inability to be subservient, could cost them both their goals and their dreams.

Chaos won’t be tolerated, but around Kaelin, Tiffany feels more out of control than the storms over the ocean.

Falling in love isn’t an option when eating their next meal is on the line.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

My Interview With Tristan Hunt!


I was so excited to be a guest on Tristan Hunt's show. He is a writer and narrator and his voice is amazing. During the interview he read part of the first chapter from Second Look and I was riveted! We got to chat about a lot of different topics and I had so much fun! I'd been a bit nervous to do the interview, but it went so much better than I thought it would.

If you'd like to see it and hear Tristan's reading, you can go to my author page HERE and scroll down a bit to the video.

Never a dull moment in the life of a writer!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Book Review and Giveaway!


I was intrigued by the premise of Finding Anne de Bourgh. Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books and, to be honest, I hadn't thought much about Anne de Bourgh, the woman that Lady Catherine expected would marry Darcy. This book tells her story and it is really well done!

I love that the author remains true to the way Jane Austen drew the character of Anne, yet adds her own characterization and growth arc. The language of the time period, the setting, and the attitudes about station and what is expected of a daughter in search of a husband is so well done. Anne is such a sympathetic character as she tries to find her way through her health issues and actually leading her own life and making her wishes known. With such an overpowering mother, that is a feat all on its own. 

Our hero, Mr. Talbot also has his own issues that has caused him to be relegated to the fringes of society. But he sees something different in Anne and they are drawn together. I loved how he subtly championed her and her efforts to be her own woman. His kindness and humor and all he's overcome make him a hero any woman would want. And the way he treats Anne is swoon-worthy. 

The secondary cast is memorable and the author has obviously done her research with all the details that are included. My only complaint was that several times throughout the book the word reigns is used when it should be reins. I know, I know, such a small thing, but it wasn't a one time mistake and I'm surprised the error wasn't caught! With that said, the real genius to this book is that it is not merely a regency love story! This is also a mystery that will pull you into the story and keep you turning pages so you can see who the real villain is, (and there are some scenes that will pull on your heartstrings for sure, villain or no!) and of course if our couple will be kept apart or find their way to each other.

I really enjoyed this book and I think regency fans will, too.

You can get your copy here

Don't forget to scroll down and enter the giveaway!


Here's the back copy:

As heiress of Rosings Park, Anne de Bourgh’s health is of utmost importance to her mother, Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Thus, following the shock of a recent fire at Rosings Park, the young woman is spirited away to Brighton to take the cure. While her domineering mother is bent on healing her daughter’s sickly constitution to secure her a suitable match, Anne herself is far more concerned with sketching the flora and fauna of the lovely sea town. It is in pursuit of artistic inspiration among the flowers that Anne becomes acquainted with Mr. Owen Talbot, a charming man with whom Anne feels an immediate connection, notwithstanding their differing stations.

But despite their growing esteem for one another, the couple faces an insurmountable problem: Lady Catherine has set her sights on a rich, well-connected man for her daughter, and Mr. Talbot is simply too common. With their love in jeopardy, the couple soon faces far graver problems. There has been a murder in Brighton, and Anne is innocently drawn into an amateur investigation that ultimately traces its roots to her own family. With a frightening foreshadowing regarding the de Bourghs, Anne begins to question whom she can truly trust.



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