Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Nothing can make Native American Mat Makwa give up being a New York City police officer… except one little girl—all alone in the world—who needs a father. Returning to his Kolheek reservation to take on the safer job of sheriff of this small, close-knit community, he never expects his heart might be in danger to school teacher Julie Dacey.

Although the books in this series are stand-alone novels, reading the books in order will offer the most enjoyable experience. Titles in The Black Bear Brothers Series:

An Honorable Man, Book 1 - FREE Today!
Healing Chay, Book 3

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Sweet Peppermint Kisses

There’s no place like home. Until the heart gallops off in an unexpected direction…

Also available in paperback, Large Print Paperback, Audiobook, and Hardcover.

The beloved first book in the Rainbow Rock series is now on sale:

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In time for her ten-year class reunion, Meg Taylor is lured back to the tiny town in northeastern Arizona where she suffered through high school. Overweight, step-daughter to the principal, she was anything but popular. Now she’s slim, attractive, and accomplished—but wary of all she once knew.

Except for Jim. “Little Jimmy” McAllister was one of her best friends. Ten years have changed him, too. (No one calls him “little” anymore!) He always cared about Meg and seeing her again enhances those feelings. He wants her to stay, permanently, but Meg, the daughter of a serial-marrying mom, can’t imagine herself in “happily ever after.” What will it take to change her mind and bind her heart to him?

*Ride the Rainbow Home is the first in a series of twelve sweet romances set in quirky Rainbow Rock, Arizona, a fictional town in the magnificent Four Corners region, verging on the Painted Desert and the Navajo Nation. Updated in a new, revised, 2021 edition, it heralds the re-release of this beloved series. Visit the author's website,, to learn how to get the prequel FREE.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The Road Less Traveled By Kimberly Rose Johnson

Sunriver Oregon is one of my favorite destinations. In past visits my husband and I discovered a trail that is just outside Sunriver, but we were always on foot and never able to make it to the end of the trail. That changed recently. We brought bikes!

We had no idea where the trail would lead us, mostly because we never noticed the map at the beginning of the trail until this past trip. Personally, I think the map is new.;)

As you can see from this picture the trail wove through some rustic terrain. We kept alert for wild animals, but only saw rock chucks. Kind of disappointing, but what was to come made the lack of wildlife okay.
This bridge marked the end of the paved trail. Years ago when our boys were kids we hiked the trail on the other side, but had come to it from the trailhead at the opposite end. Since I only have a street bike, taking the dirt trail was not an option, so we turned around and headed back.
I couldn't resist taking a selfie to commemorate finally making it to the end of the mystery trail. :)
LOL Those lines on my face are weird sun/shade marks not my skin. My hubby is in the background. We thoroughly enjoyed taking the road less traveled and plan to do it again someday.

In my book A Love to Treasure, school teacher Nicole Davis, goes to Sunriver for the summer. She definitely knows how to take the road less traveled as she follows the clues to a scavenger hunt her late grandmother sent her on. What follows is an exciting adventure filled with mystery and a little suspense. 

Do you ever take a road less traveled? I'd love to hear about it in the comments.

Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance and romantic mystery and suspense with a heart.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Bargain Sweet Romances for You!


Lyn Cote~Opposites Attract Special Collection

If you subcribe to Kindle Unlimited, the ebook subsciption service offers, this 4 book collection fo sweet romances is FREE! 
If not, it's $2.99 and that's for 4 books, each USUALLY priced $3.99 which TOTALS nearly $16 regularly. 

Four hurting couples find opposites do attract even  in the dark shadow of mystery~

Opposites do attract. And true love never runs smooth. That’s true in small towns and big city neighborhoods. Especially when mysteries intrude. Who is hacking into sensitive medical center records? Stealing valuable antiques? And why has a father of twin boys disappeared? These questions and more stress families already dealing with alcoholism, broken vows, and the loss of loved ones. But hope abounds. Faith can face anything. And love never fails. 

Only Her Heart Book 1
What will it take for a clueless computer genius to notice the loving woman at the desk beside him? And who is the hacker who is endangering lives?
The Heart Hopes Book 2
What could unite a disgruntled DA and the pretty teacher, responsible for his hung jury? Perhaps a little boy in need of love.
Two Hearts Denied Book 3
Each bearing a different heartbreaking past-a lovely, young lawyer and a hardened detective--what can break the barriers that stand between them and a future together? And can they find the missing father of two little guys?
A Heart of Stone Book 4
A baby girl’s future hangs in the balance and sparks a heart-rending mystery~Why Cash’s only sister willed guardianship of her baby to her best friend instead of him.
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The Single Dad:
Ex-military man Derrick Richmond. Solitary and satisfied…until little Timmy was dropped into his lap and Derrick had to learn to be somebody's daddy.

The Single Woman:
Schoolteacher Anna Maxwell. Fate might have denied her a family of her own, but Anna still had plenty of love to give, if only someone would notice.

The Solution:
Anna would teach Derrick all he needed to know about kids. Father and son would give Anna some precious memories. Then the schoolteacher and the single dad would go their separate ways. Unless one little boy figured out a way to make Miss Maxwell become his mom!

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Someone is targeting Kate's veterinary practice and her husband, who is now in the ICU. Can she discover the stranger's identity and stop him before it's too late?

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Family Dynamics and Storytelling by Merrillee Whren

 Families can be shelters from the storm, or families can be the storm themselves. When I write a book, I love to explore family dynamics. Birth order, number of siblings and their ages, extended family, occupations of parents, divorce, and single parenthood are just a few of the things that make up family dynamics. I especially love to put kids in my stories. 

Falling in love can sometimes bring trouble if either person comes from a family that is broken. Someone who comes from a loving and secure family situation may not understand the person who comes from a family where love doesn't abound. Parents who lead a troubled life influence the lives of their children. Those children may not see falling in love as a positive thing. They may be reluctant to enter into a romantic relationship because they fear repeating the unhappiness of their parents. 

My upcoming release, MIRACLE BABY, features a hero who comes from a very broken family and a heroine who comes from a large, boisterous, loving family. The book releases on June 24. Today is the last day to get the preorder for 99 cents. 





What aspect of family dynamics do you think most influences how a person views life?

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.
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.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Preorder for 99 Cents


Miracle Baby releases on June 24, and you can preorder it now for 99 cents. Just a few more days at this price.





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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Celebrating Dads by Cindy Flores Martinez


If you’ve read enough books written by Sweet Romance Reads authors, you know many of them have swoon worthy dads within their pages. With Father’s Day coming soon, I think it’s the perfect time to celebrate the dads we love.

While doing research on the history of Father’s Day, I learned that the man who inspired the holiday, William Smart, was an amazing dad. When his wife died unexpectedly at a young age, he raised their six children on his own. His daughter, Sonora Smart Dodd, wanted to honor him, so she worked to make Father’s Day a holiday in 1910.

During the first years that Father’s Day was celebrated, it wasn’t as popular as now, but as the role of fatherhood changed, so did the interest in celebrating dads.

Today's dads have inspired us to keep celebrating them. We are continually moved to bring them to life in the pages of our books.

To all the dads out there, thank you and Happy Father’s Day!

Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author who writes sweet and Christian Romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world. You can learn more about her at

Friday, June 11, 2021

Summer Adventures by Josie Riviera

Can you believe we are halfway through the year already?

The world is opening up as the pandemic is winding down. I find myself wanting to explore, try new things, and experience exciting adventures.

Having watched others post online about their new ventures, I want to have one too! The question is, what kind?

Should I take a French cooking lesson?  A cross-country trip exploring national parks, or venture to Europe and explore castles? 

How about hot air ballooning or whitewater rafting? (I'll pass!)

I prefer spending restful days at the beach, or even in my backyard, reading a good book.

Are you choosing any adventures this summer? Please leave your comments below.

Love the holidays any time of the year?

Be sure to grab my newest release, Holiday Hearts Volume 4.

This boxed set includes three sweet contemporary and inspirational sweet romances.  

Only 99¢ for a limited time. 

The books in the boxed set include:

A Christmas Puppy To Cherish

A Chocolate-Box Christmas Wish

A Chocolate-Box Irish Wedding

Available in ebook, print, Large Print paperback, and Hardcover.

Audiobook for each book sold separately.

Josie Riviera is a USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary, inspirational, and Historical romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area, with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their empty nester home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations.

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