Friday, August 18, 2017

~New Release~ A Fun Beach Read by Raine English



AMY: BEACH BRIDES SERIES

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?



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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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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Which Romantic Male Lead Do You Prefer?

Have you noticed the male leads in romantic movies and books usually fall into one of two categories? There's the Type A guy and the Type B guy. Here's a breakdown of the two archetypes:

The Type A hero is confident, direct, and social and may be brooding, dark, and damaged. He has a commanding way about him that comes from physical power, financial wealth, or a way with the ladies. Mr. Darcy and James Bond are examples of a Type A man. Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise, and George Clooney usually play this kind of character on screen.


The Type B hero has more of an emotional side and is giving, responsible, and quick to laugh at himself. He's the nice guy who plays a friend first and lover second. Spiderman and Ron Weasley are examples of a Type B man. Adam Sandler, Michael Cera, and Hugh Grant typically play this role in movies. 


I'm married to a Type A man, but I do find Type B guys to be endearing and sweet. This explains why I like to write both types of leading men in my books.

The male lead in my latest story, Chasing Romance, is definitely a Type A kind of guy. Chase Lockhart is America's newest pop sensation and he's not afraid to go after what he wants, including Izzy Sutton, an older single mom. You can read Chase and Izzy's story and nine other sweet romances in Fall Into Romance, a boxed set releasing October 5th!



Savor the taste of spicy pumpkin, breathe in the cinnamon-laced air, listen to the sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet as you FALL INTO ROMANCE. This sweet collection of 10 new heartwarming novellas draws readers into the fictional town of Romance, Oregon — where adventures abound and love is in the autumn air!


Available for Pre-order Now!


Here's more about my story, Chasing Romance.
Izzy Sutton shelved away her own needs when her ex-boyfriend left town eighteen years ago, leaving her to raise their daughter alone. With Gracie away at college now, she has time to invest in her Bed and Breakfast, as well as her secret songwriting job. Trouble starts though when a handsome singer comes looking for a room, forcing Izzy to decide if it’s worth opening up her heart again, especially to a much younger man.
Pop sensation Chase Lockhart owes his overnight fame to one song penned by an anonymous writer. Desperate for more chart-toppers, he travels to Oregon to collect the other songs she owes him. Finding her is the least of his troubles; getting past her defenses, including her dog who hates him, proves to be the real challenge.
Can a shared love of music lead a young singer and a single mom to fall in love? Anything’s possible in the small town of Romance.

Do you prefer your romantic male lead to be a Type A or Type B man? Tell me in the comments below!






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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Targeted for Danger


Targeted for Danger--$2.99 until Sept. 10th when price goes up
I'm part of a box set called Targeted for Danger that is now up for pre-order and will be release September 5th. There are eight authors in this set: Margaret Daley, Susan May Warren, Christy Barritt, Lynette Eason, Ginny Aiken, Elizabeth Goddard, Susan Sleeman, and Jan Thompson. Avid readers of Christian romantic suspense, you’re in for a treat. From eight of your favorite bestselling novelists come seven brand NEW novellas and one bonus novella of suspense and intrigue, all in one anthology. Fasten your seat belts, and happy reading!
Pre-order links (comes out Sept. 5th): Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, and Kobo

Enter a contest for a chance to win Kindle Fire 7 here: http://www.susansleeman.com/win-a-kindle-fire/. The contest end August 24th. 





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, August 15, 2017

Unexpected Turns by Alicia Street



Have you ever noticed how life’s little accidents can send us reeling in a whole new direction? And sometimes even reshape our lives?

For me it was an injury that changed my focus from bodies in motion to the written word. Not to mention a guy I met years ago when I was one of those people who swore I’d never get married.

Same goes for a good story. I love following characters through a novel, watching them react to the unexpected in ways that force them to grow and change. Often resisting or making bad choices or discovering a whole new path.

Which way would Scarlett O’Hara’s life have gone if Rhett Butler hadn’t shown up? Or if their child hadn’t died? Of course the Civil War came into play for a major turning point.

But sometimes it’s a small, seemingly meaningless event that begins an avalanche of change. Othello’s wife drops her handkerchief. Uncle Billy absentmindedly wraps a newspaper around the cash he brought for the bank deposit.

Or a character steps in a direction they think is meaningless. Like that governess job Jane Eyre reluctantly takes.

So, what kinds of unexpected turns have influenced your life? 

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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~  Website   Facebook   Twitter   Goodreads

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