Sunday, August 25, 2019

Lyn Cote Invites You to a Special Event

HI FROM LYN COTE. JOSIE RIVIERA AND I  ARE PARTICIPATING IN A WOW EVENT!
I think it's a WOW. Over twenty inspirational authors have banded together and are offering one perosn OVER 20 BOOKS! ENDS AUGUST 28TH!!


Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Grocery Store Legacy by Pat Simmons

I’m convinced grocery stores are designed to hook folks at an early age. As a matter of fact, it becomes a family affair. While moms shop for nutritional items, their children tag along for the goodies…or maybe the whole shopping experience.
Recently, I walked into Schnucks, a St. Louis’ family chain of stores. A little girl, maybe about five, ran circles around me on a mission to find a miniature shopping cart that had a long green pole with a flag that boldly read, “Customer in training.” The child took charge and steered her vehicle—shopping cart—behind her mother as if she had buying power too. Yep, the store was working on loyalty at an early age. 
Fast forward fifty, sixty, or seventy years and that same little girl has grown up, fell in love and had children of her own who now have families of their own. The customer in training has slowed down and leans on that cart to steady her while a loved one trails patiently nearby. It’s easy to spot the mother-daughter duo. I can see a glimpse of the youth the older woman once held, and if life is kind, the maturity that awaits the daughter.
Back to the shopping experience. For the old woman, it’s the thrill of perusing the merchandise on the shelves that keeps her going down the aisle. As far as buying power, she’s probably on a budget and can’t splurge on those goodies like extra fruits, vegetables, or cereal. Maybe, the first of next month.
Whenever I see this scenario, it warms my heart. One day, if the Lord wills, I’ll be that old woman. Will my son or daughter trail me, or will I be one of those sassy seniors who can speed walk through the stores to the envy of young folks.

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Description automatically generatedPat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author with more than thirty-five titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth who is passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a three-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance: Still Guilty, Crowning Glory, and The Confession

Pat’s readership reaches across genres besides Christian romance and ethnicities. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country. Pat has converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, GPS-guided chauffeur, and administrative assistant who is constantly on probation. They have a son and a daughter. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Visit her at www.patsimmons.net.
Look for her upcoming Christmas novella, Taye's Gift in the Small Town Christmas series October 2019.

Friday, August 23, 2019

50+ Sweet Romances All in One Place ~ FREE for Kindle Unlimited Readers



Attention KU Readers: Searching for your next favorite story? Look no further. More than 50 bestselling authors have teamed up to offer you a variety of #sweetromance books--including Sweet Romance Reads author Jean C. Gordon's NO TIME FOR APOLOGIES. All in one place. All in #KindleUnlimited. Enjoy.

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When six friends make a pact not to let love get in the way of their careers, the No Brides Club is born. But could meeting the right man at the wrong time cause them to break their vows to each other?

Kate Lewis left her family’s dairy farm and fell in love with everything about New York City--especially the high-powered, fast-paced world of finance. Once content to lie in the grass and watch clouds float across the sky, her biggest dream now is to work her way to the top of Wall Street.


Jon Smith is so much more than his plain name implies. He’s also a rising star in the world of finance, on a mission to save his grandfather’s cattle farm, and Kate’s former high school admirer.
When a shocking twist of fate puts these two in direct competition for a job they both covet, the last thing they need is any new sparks of attraction. Too bad fate isn’t done with them yet.


Will they give in to their attraction, or is their newfound rivalry too intense to put aside? Find out in this sweet big city twist on the classic second chance romance theme.






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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Bargain Books by Margaret Daley



Kobo is having a sale this weekend from August 22-26, 2019. I have two books in the sale. You will get 40% of the regular price, using this Promo Code: 40ROM



The link to the Box Set for the books 1-3 in Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations is:



The link to the Box Set for Deadly Fires and The Knight and the Damsel (two rodeo stories involving the Knight family): 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

For the Love of Audio Books!

Today, I'm here to talk about another way to read, using your auditory senses. That's right, I'm here to talk about audiobooks.


Hands-Free Reading

This is where audiobooks are golden. Want to escape the traffic on the highway, long waits for an appointment, or to pass the time while waiting for your kids game practice to get over? Maybe conditions aren't prime to crack open a book, or your e-reader device is on low battery.

Maybe you're not too sure about audio. If that's the case, I've made up a few reasons to give books on audio a try.





 

There you go. Loads of reasons to give audiobooks a try. And I have one more. I'll be picking one visitor today who leaves a comment below to win a free audio code for my small-town romance, Snow Belle.
Winner announced tomorrow night right here.

Their big dreams might cause them to lose everything-- including each other.
Haley Madison packed her big dreams and drove to the Arctic. Well, all right, so it’s Madison Creek, Michigan. But for a Texas gal, this frozen land ought to come with a sled and huskies. If it wasn’t for her family’s rundown property, she’d have stayed where the sun shone bright and warm. However, she has grand ideas for her inheritance even if the town has thrown up their objections to her plans.

Ethan Winters hated going home and admitting failure. Sure, he has a special talent with the violin, but he has bigger ambitions than playing at the local bowling alley. And then there was the idea of facing his father. No, he wasn’t ready to go home just yet. He veered off the interstate and drove to a little town named Madison Creek. Maybe his luck would change.

When the southern Snow-Belle literally blows him off the road with her rogue snowblower... more than just his luck will change.
Welcome to Madison Creek Where Northern Hospitality Meets Southern Comfort

A Contemporary Inspirational Romantic Fiction Series

Sunday, August 18, 2019

New Releases from Sweet Romance Reads' Authors by Margaret Daley, Kimberly Johnson and Vickie McDonough #newrelease

August New Release for Sweet Romance Reads


The Sergeant's Sweetheart
Vickie McDonough


Scott Jantzen only had eyes for one girl in high school, but he never had the nerve to ask her out. Now an Army sergeant stationed in Kuwait, he gets Haley Tannehill’s email from her brother and reaches out. Will she respond to his request to chat via emails?
Haley almost deletes Scott’s email, but then she sees his comment about knowing her brother. She racks her brain but doesn’t remember him from high school. On a whim, she emails him back. She enjoys getting to know the interesting soldier—until the day he says he’s returning home and wants to meet her face to face.
Haley realizes that she’s lonely and agrees to meet. Will things turn out well? Or will this be the worst decision she’s ever made? 

Available on Amazon




The Lady and the Lawman
Vickie McDonough, et al

On Track for Love by Vickie McDonough
Missouri, 1875

A new job and a move to a new state put Railroad Agent Landry Lomax on track to meet Cara Dixon—a spirited woman holding a derringer on a train robber. This stubborn woman is not one he wants around his young sister, but then they end up in the same St. Louis boardinghouse. But could Cara’s gumption help him trap a gang of train robbers?

Also included:
Mistaken Marshal by Crystal L. Barnes
Love Conquers Oil by Annette O’Hare
Rocky Mountain Regrets by Kathleen Y’Barbo


Available on AmazonBarnes & NoblesKobo





An Act of Love

By Margaret Daley

When Dr. Max Connors discovers he has a thirteen-year-old daughter who was adopted by a family years ago, he feels betrayed. He locates where his daughter lives and decides to move to Tallgrass, Oklahoma, although he doesn’t know if he will reveal who he is. Rachel Howard, the widowed mother, is struggling with raising her daughter, Taylor, who has problems that interfere with her schooling. As neighbors, Max becomes involved with Rachel and Taylor and ends up helping them when he can. As Christmas nears and his feelings toward Rachel grow, Max must make a decision. Will Max’s secret destroy his dream to have a family?

Available on Amazon




The Edge of Truth

Kimberly Rose Johnson

Two DEA agents
One undercover mission
Lives changed forever


The DEA sends two of its best agents, Kara Nelson and Jeff Clark, to Central Oregon, to shut down a major drug ring. Kara and Jeff usually work alone, but Operation Trail Ride throws them undercover together in a way neither of them expected.

A notorious Miami drug lord wants Kara dead. Can these agents pull off the greatest acting job of their lives—and manage the sparks flying between them?
Or will they die trying?

Edge of Truth is the first book in the Law Enforcement Heroes series. A romantic suspense series with nail biting suspense and a splash of romance. If you like engaging characters, small-town antics, and page turning suspense, then you’ll love Kimberly Rose Johnson’s Law Enforcement Heroes series.

Available on Amazon


Friday, August 16, 2019

The Edge Of Truth by Kimberly Rose Johnson #NewRelease

Over a decade ago I started writing. I had and still do have a passion for reading romantic suspense, and I wanted to write one. I had an idea for a story so I went for it. 
I had three very patient critique partners who were all quite a bit ahead of me in the craft. One had been published multiple times and the other two were on the cusp of publication. They mentored me with such kindness and patience. I learned so much from each of them.
Thanks to that manuscript I found an agent, who though was unable to sell that story, it did make it to committee once. My agent suggested I write a contemporary romance without suspense so I did, and she was able to sell it to Love Inspired Heartsong Presents. My career took off after that. I've been writing like crazy since 2012 to meet one deadline after another. I took a break from traditional publishing for one year to catch my breath, then landed another contract with my current publisher, who happened to be one of those ladies from my original critique group all those years ago.
Isn't if funny how life works sometimes. I feel like my career has come full circle because that book I wrote all those years ago is finally published. I decided rather than go through the submission process again, I would publish it myself, and I'm so glad I did.
Edge of Truth has been a long time coming. Once I decided to publish it, I edited it, updated the technology, improved the writing and hired an editor. It was so much fun working on the book that in essence started my career since it is the story that landed my agent.
Here is the back cover blurb.

Two DEA agents.
One undercover mission.
Lives changed forever.

The DEA sends two of its best agents, Kara Nelson and Jeff Clark, to Central Oregon, to shut down a major drug ring. Kara and Jeff usually work alone, but Operation Trail Ride throws them undercover together in a way neither of them expected.
A notorious Miami drug lord wants Kara dead. Can these agents pull off the greatest acting job of their lives—and manage the sparks flying between them?
Or will they die trying?
Edge of Truth is the first book in the Law Enforcement Heroes series. A romantic suspense series with nail biting suspense and a splash of romance. If you like engaging characters, small-town antics, and page turning suspense, then you’ll love Kimberly Rose Johnson’s Law Enforcement Heroes series.

Buy Edge Of Truth to join the adventure of this page-turning romantic suspense today.