Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cover Reveal For My New Novel!

I'm so excited to share with you the cover of my new novel! This one is a romance and I hope that all my suspense fans will still love it.

*drum roll*



Don't you love it? I can't stop looking at it. It will be released Oct. 8th and I am anxious to share it with you all!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Book Blast & $100 Giveaway!

 
Thirty four Going on Bride



Don't Miss This One!
(And be sure to scroll all the way down and enter the giveaway!)

Thirty-Four Going on Bride by Becky Monson

Julia Dorning is about to lose it. Between her over-the-top wedding that her sister, Anna, took upon herself to create, and the under-staffed popular bakery that she runs, she can barely find time to breathe. All Julia ever wanted was a quaint wedding on the beach with family and friends. But now Julia has to contend with not only her sister's plans, but those of her future mother-in-law, as well. Not wanting to step on anyone's toes, especially her mother-in-law's, Julia just goes along with it. She can only take so much, though, and when her newest employee, Kate, makes things harder at the bakery, Julia has to find a way to simplify her life. Can she do it or will she end up a basket case? Find out how she does it in this hilarious conclusion to the Spinster series!

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Becky Monson


Author Becky Monson

By day, Becky Monson is a mother to three young children, and a wife. By night, she escapes with reading books and writing. In her debut novel, Becky uses humor and true-life experiences to bring her characters to life. She loves all things chick-lit (movies, books, etc.), and wishes she had a British accent. She has recently given up Diet Coke for the fiftieth time and is hopeful this time will last... but it probably won't.


Praise for the Book
"My favorite of the series!" - Author Jennifer Peel
"Becky Monson did it again!" - Amazon Reviewer
"It’s rare that I want to give a book six stars, but this is certainly one of them." -Blogger Connie Fischer, Bookworm2bookworm

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Excerpt

“Pick it up, Julia! You can do this!”
I’m in the seventh circle of hell.
“Come on! Let’s move faster!” My sister Anna yells over the construction that we’re currently passing. As expected, we get a few whoops and whistles tossed at us from the workers. Pity flattery, I’m sure. Well, maybe not for Anna, but certainly for me. There’s absolutely nothing attractive about me right now.
To start, I don’t know if I’ve ever sweated this hard in my life. I look like I’ve taken a shower fully clothed. I’m sticky and perspiring, and it’s not even that hot outside. It’s a typical day near the end of May in Denver, Colorado. How did I let Anna convince me to do this? Oh that’s right, there was no convincing. She forced me. “It’ll be good for you,” she had said, lying through her devil teeth.
At this point I don’t know if my lungs will ever be the same. They actually ache with pain. And then there’s the ache in my calves, and really every other part of my body. Whoever thought of running as an extracurricular activity should be shot. A form of torture, yes. Exercise? I’d rather get a tooth pulled without Novocain.

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Friday Freebie



Today's Friday Freebie is an inspirational women's fiction from Annette Lyon called At the Water's Edge. She is an award-winning author and I've read a lot of her work and enjoyed it! I'm excited to try this one.

Here's the back copy:

Annela grew up in Helsinki feeling alone and unwanted. Now she has decided to begin a new spiritual life. In her heart, she knows that this new path will lead her to the happiness and peace she desires. But shadows from her past keep reappearing, stalling her progress and making her ultimate goal seem unreachable. First her boyfriend, Tommi, pledges his love, all the while acting in ways that destroy her faith in him. Then her mother, Helena, keeps a dark secret from her that could change Annela's life forever. Then Kenneth appears in her life, but during his brief stay in Finland, will he help her find the love and happiness she’s looking for, or will he prove to be one more complication?

Download your free Kindle copy here

Thursday, August 18, 2016

My Books Were Highlighted Today!



My Hostage Negotiation Team series was highlighted on Clean Indie Reads today! This website caters to those readers who want flinch-free fiction, stories that entertain but don't have graphic violence or gore, sexually explicit scenes, or offensive language. I was excited to be included on their blog!

Click here for the link so you can see my books, and maybe look around for some ideas for your "clean reads" shelf!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What I'm Reading Wednesday



I just started reading Most Eligible Cowboy (Peach Valley Romance Book 1) and so far it's been a light and entertaining read. If you're spending your last days before school starts at the beach, this might be fun to take along! (And did I mention it's free right now?)

Here's the back copy:

Can an ailing man’s ultimatum be Jackson and Maya’s greatest blessing?

Amateur photographer Maya Vance needed a do over after catching her husband of eight months cheating with her best friend. Her favorite aunt Patty provides just the escape. She’s recently opened a sixty-five acre bed and breakfast in her small town called the Palace in Peach Valley and asks Maya to take pictures for her marketing brochures.

Permanently unattached Jackson Bale was supposed to take over his family’s ranch, but his ailing father won’t hand over the reins until he proves he’s ready to settle down. His father has given him sixty days to find a woman and marry her or he’ll sell the ranch to some corporate big wigs that have been after the land for years.

Within hours of his father’s ultimatum, the whole town knows. Women he hasn’t heard from since high school start coming out of the woodwork, flaunting their feminine wiles in the hope of catching Peach Valley’s most eligible cowboy.

It isn’t until he meets the vibrant Maya Vance that he thinks marriage might be a possibility. But she’s heard of the ultimatum too and wants no part of it. Jackson isn’t to be deterred. Despite his father’s wishes and the land, he knows he’s met the love of his life and will do whatever it takes to win her over.

You can download your free Kindle copy here

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Literary Auction--You Gotta Come See What's Up For Bid!



I'm really excited to be part of a literary auction to benefit fellow author Dennis Gaunt. There are some amazing items up for bid (including a Book Lovers Basket from me if you are a reader and a 50 page edit from me if you are a writer) but there is something for both readers AND writers! I've seen all kinds of books and book bundles, signed editions and special editions for the reader on your list and for the writer there is critiques from New York agents, edits and more from some of the best in the business!

Go check it out here

Monday, August 15, 2016

Book Review and Giveaway!


I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for H.B. Moore's new novel, Exodus: The Moses Chronicles. I know I've been talking a lot about Ms. Moore's books lately, but she really is one of my favorite authors.

This book is no exception. The first two books in the series dealt with Moses and his time in Egypt before he fled into the wilderness. This book deals with Moses coming back to Egypt to give Pharoah the message that he must "let the people go." The research and realistic details make this story really come to life.  Ms. Moore excels in weaving a well-known scripture story into a novel that will make you think about things from several different angles.

Moses is such an interesting person in his own right, but this book really gives him more dimension as to how he could have felt in not wanting the Egyptians who he was raised with or the Israelites, who he belonged to, really suffer. He wanted the best for each of them and the drama surrounding the plagues really brought that to the forefront. The relationships he has with those he loves is also expertly woven into the story and how each part of their story reflected on the bigger picture. Every character was well-written, but it is the setting that makes it a standout for me. The careful inclusion of research details really lets the reader experience this book rather than just read it.

An engaging novel that will make you think of the Moses story in a thoughtful way.

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

You can buy your copy here

Here's the back copy:

Let my people go . . .

A plea has been made in behalf of the children of Israel. Now comes the epic climax years in the making—the final showdown between two of the most powerful men in history—one fueled by pride, the other guided by the word of God.

Moses has received an extraordinary call from the Lord: he is to lead the exodus of the Hebrew people out of Egypt, ending generations of bondage. And he must return to the land of his birth to boldly petition a man he does not want to challenge . . . or lose to: Ramses—pharaoh of Egypt. Ramses, harboring years of feeling betrayed by his best friend, is determined to stop Moses no matter the cost. He will not yield, even as a dark veil of plagues and pestilence descends over the land of Egypt.

What follows is a powerful chronicle of the struggles of the children of Israel as they traverse uncharted territory, both physically and spiritually. Amid the horrific catastrophes devastating their land and through the dramatic events that follow, the Hebrews must face their fears and their faltering faith. For even in the darkest of times, there are manifestations of the Lord’s constant care to inspire their hope for a bright future.