Saturday, November 18, 2017

99 Cent Sale!


Now through Sunday only, AMY: BEACH BRIDES SERIES is on sale for just 99 cents!



Twelve friends from the online group, Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to finally meet in person during a destination Caribbean vacation to beautiful Enchanted Island. While of different ages and stages in life, these ladies have two things in common: 1) they are diehard romantics, and 2) they’ve been let down by love. As a wildly silly dare during her last night on the island, each heroine decides to stuff a note in a bottle addressed to her “dream hero” and cast it out to sea!

It’s been three years and Amy Sheridan has yet to hear that her bottle’s been found, reaffirming her belief that love isn’t in her cards, so when the book club decides to return to the island for a reunion, she’s reluctant to go, until a psychic informs her that she’ll meet a handsome stranger there. Will romance be in her future after all?

Dawson Yates has it all…except a wife. Being a wealthy bachelor hasn’t been a problem until a talk show host questions his single status as CEO of a popular matchmaking service. After that, board members pressure him to give up his playboy lifestyle or step down from his position. Setting up a phony engagement at Enchanted Island seems like the perfect solution, until he learns that his chosen “bride” is already married. While pondering what to do next, he discovers a message in a bottle, wedged between some rocks. Could the author of the note be the answer he’s looking for, or would she steal his heart and break it in two?


Amy: Beach Brides is available at Amazon for 99 cents through Sunday, or Free with Kindle Unlimited!


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USA Today bestselling author Raine English writes sweet small-town contemporary romance, along with paranormal and romantic suspense. She’s a Daphne du Maurier Award winner and a Golden Heart finalist. To receive information on all her new releases, you can sign up for her newsletter, visit her website, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.



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Friday, November 17, 2017

My Three November Book Babies by Liwen Y. Ho

It's been an eventful November so far, and it's only half over! I've had three book babies released this month. Please indulge my proud parent moment as I tell you about them.


#1 - My firstborn is Chasing Romance, the unabridged version of my novella from the Fall Into Romance collection. It includes a never-before-published exclusive interview of 36 questions with the male lead, Chase Lockhart! Pick up your copy HERE for $1.99!


#2 - My middle child is Tropical Kiss and Tell, now available in a Christian romance novella collection titled Winter's Kiss. This is a friends-to-lovers story told with flashbacks and flash-forwards in each chapter and from alternating points of view. You get a chance to witness Micah and Lucy's relationship as it evolves through childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Get the 6 novellas from Winter's Kiss for only 99 cents HERE!


#3 - My youngest is Love's Choice, my contribution to the First Street Church Kindle World. This book was a true labor of love in many ways. It pushed me out of my comfort zone as I tackled some important issues, including abuse and an unplanned pregnancy. It also includes a literal labor scene because Missy, the female lead, gives birth in the story. I'm very proud of all my November book babies, but of this one especially (just don't tell the other two!). You can get Love's Choice for only $1.99 HERE or read it for free with Kindle Unlimited.


Thank you for celebrating my three releases this month with me! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones.





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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Why I Write about Texas Rangers by Margaret Daley

I have written three books in the Lone Star Justice Series for Love Inspired Suspense. The last one, Texas Ranger Showdown, will be out in April 2018.  I also wrote four book in my Abingdon series called the Men of the Texas Ranger. What a group!

Just to be clear, I’m not talking about the baseball team in Dallas called the Texas Rangers. I’m talking about the oldest state organization of law enforcement officers. Sam Austin formed the first version of the Texas Rangers in 1823. The word “rangers” was coined because these men ranged over the land they protected and guarded.


Through the early years the Texas Rangers, one of the main duties of the group was to protect the people against Indians. Then after the Civil War in 1874 the organization was divided into six companies with 75 men and usually a captain. Their duties were partly a soldier and partly a police officer. By the 1900s the organization totally focused on enforcing the law. A Texas Ranger was called in when the case was too risky for the local agency.

Today there are 172 Texas Rangers who served the state in many investigative capacities. They are part of the Texas Department of Public Safety. The Texas Rangers’ headquarters is in Austin. There are six companies: Company “A” headquartered in Houston, Company “B” in Garland, Company “C” in Lubbock, Company “D” in Weslaco, Company “E” in El Paso, and Company “F” in Waco/San Antonio. The companies were adjusted recently.

The Texas Rangers handle the usual kind of cases like murder, assault, robbery and kidnapping, but they are also tasked with investigating threats against the governor and other state and federal officials. I used some of these crimes for the stories in my series: Lone Star Justice (High-Risk Reunion and Lone Star Christmas Rescue).

My newest release in the Lone Star Justice series is my November book, Lone Star Christmas Rescue available at: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo and Google Play

Margaret Daley, a USA Today’s Bestselling author of over a hundred books (five million plus sold worldwide), has been married for over forty-six years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website at http://www.margaretdaley.com.




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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Holiday Season by Alicia Street



I’ve still got my pumpkins and gourds on tables and shelves and will keep them there through Thanksgiving. But I confess, as soon as the air starts getting that crisp, cold feel I start sneaking out little Christmas things. Like a Santa Claus vase and an angel plate and a music box that plays “Joy to the World” and of course my favorite dancing reindeer mug. My stained glass cardinals and chickadees have come out for the winter, and, okay, my turkey salt and pepper shakers are sharing the stage with snowmen in Santa hats.
I can’t help it. All these things bring back happy memories shared with family and friends over the years.
This time of year also means many of my favorite authors have released holiday stories that I begin to collect—and soon I have a TBR pile that will easily carry me into the New Year. Especially when I have to mix in many of my older faves. I know I’m far from the only one who won’t be waiting till December to sink into tales of Christmas romance. Hallmark Channel has already begun their Countdown to Christmas holiday movies.

I also love writing Christmas romance and just released The Christmas Sparkle Test.




When the three Abbott sisters agree to return to Peconic Bend for one last Christmas in their childhood home before their dad sells it, Heidi knows it means facing memories she’d rather forget. Like Connor James, the guy who stole her heart, then broke it.
Will seeing him again reopen a wound that still lingers? Does a spark still burn between them? Or will the magic of Christmas make that spark turn to sparkle?


Do you have treasured things you love to bring out every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas? Or favorite books and movies you return to?


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Alicia Street is a USA Today bestselling author and a Daphne du Maurier award-winner.
A compulsive reader of every genre, she writes both sweet and steamy romance. 
She spent many years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher.
Alicia loves to connect with readers ~


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Flowers from a Foreign Land by Merrillee Whren

My husband and I recently took a month-long trip to Australia and New Zealand. I took loads of photos, as I always do on our trips. I have way too many to share all of them here. If you're interested in them you can find the photos on my Facebook page. Today I'm going to share the photos I took of flowers. I love the beauty and color of flowers, and we saw a lot. Even though I don't know what many of them are, I still enjoyed them. Many of them were wild, growing along paths we hiked.

This first photo is of the botanical gardens in Sydney. The flowers here were planted in formal beds.


This is a wild hibiscus. We ate some of the petals. They were delicious.


Flowers in the desert at Ayers Rock, Australia (Uluru)


Flowers at Port Arthur, a former penal colony in Tasmania


Flowers along the Great Ocean Road in Australia


I actually know what these are. Lilacs. I love the smell. These were in Queenstown, NZ.


These yellow flowers were everywhere in New Zealand.


Flowers along the seashore


Flowers planted along the boardwalk at the seashore in the Banks Peninsula, NZ.


Flower blooming along the Abel Tasman National Park Trail.


Calla Lilies growing along the seashore.


A rose growing in the yard of the cottage where we stayed on one of our last nights in NZ.


Even though I didn't know what most of the flowers were, I took photos because I enjoy flowers so much. In my upcoming book, the heroine loves roses.


What is your favorite kind of flower?

I will give away a copy of my book Montana Match to one person who leaves a comment. I will draw the winning name on November 16, 2017 at 9PM MST.

Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

The End of a Series by Melanie D. Snitker



When I published the first book in my Love's Compass series in January 2015, it was difficult to imagine what it would be like to close out the series. At the time, I thought I'd write three or four books, and I had no idea where these characters and their stories would take me.

This week, I'll be editing the sixth and final chapter in the series. Finding Grace was a lot of fun to write. It was neat to see Tyler and Beth's story come together, to visit with all the characters in previous books, and tie up some loose ends. But it was also a little sad, too. I've thought about these characters and the next step in their lives for nearly three years now. 

I'm officially releasing Finding Grace on January 3rd - three years to the day after the first book in the series was released. I thought that was fitting. 

It is my hope that readers will love this final chapter in the lives of the Chandler and Davenport families. 

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Single dad Tyler Martin can't be more grateful to the woman who finds his missing daughter. Even though he feels a spark between them, falling in love is a risk he shouldn't take. Too bad chance encounters and his stubborn heart keep trying to convince him otherwise.

After escaping a nightmarish relationship, Beth Davenport is content with her safe and blessedly normal life. Yet something about Tyler and his adorable daughter makes her wish for more. With the walls around her heart finally starting to crumble, she's afraid of a future she can't predict.

Can they let go of their fear and trust God to lead them to the love they desperately need?

Look for Finding Grace January 3rd!

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Finding Peace is only $0.99

The book that started it all, Finding Peace, is now on sale for only $0.99. If you haven't had a chance to read this inspirational romance series focused on love, faith, and family, now's your chance. I hope you'll pick up your copy and get to know the Chandler and Davenport families today!

Police Officer Tuck Chandler is good at his job. He’s also good at holding women at arm’s length. Jilted by his fiancée for his dedication to his job, he’s not about to open himself up to hurt like that again.

Laurie Blake is a struggling photographer. After growing up in a wealthy family, she’s determined to make it on her own, even if it means doing it the hard way. 

When Tuck is assigned to a puzzling burglary involving Laurie’s fledgling photography business, he goes into it with his usual perseverance. He wants to help her – if she’ll let him. As the case unfolds and the mystery deepens, another question arises. 

Will the past get in the way of their future?


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