Monday, July 31, 2017

Don't miss the last day of the July Book Blast!

Don't pass up these sweet bride stories
by Denise Devine!

"Lisa"  -  Book #6
of the Beach Brides Series
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited


Available on Kindle for only 99 cents!


Denise Devine is a USA TODAY bestselling author of romantic comedy, contemporary romance and she also loves to write inspirational fiction. She wrote her first book, a mystery, at thirteen and has been writing ever since. She writes about true love, happy endings and stories that touch your heart. If you'd like to receive periodic updates from her about new releases and sales, sign up for her newsletter at

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Raine English – July Book Bash #28: New Release & 99 Cent Deal

~ New Release ~ Love’s Light 
A Kindle World First Street Church Romance… Just $1.99

 Available at Amazon

~99 Cent Deal~ From Now On

Available at Amazon


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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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mary Alford-- July Book Bash #26: Three 99-Cent Box Set Collections!


Welcome to Sweet Romance Reads Book Bash Day 26!

Today, I'd like to introduce 3 boxed set collections that are on sale for a limited time for just .99 cents.
Pursued: A Christian Romantic Suspense Boxed Set Book Bundle Collection.
7 Christian Romantic Suspense Stories from Lynette Bonner, Mary Alford, Christy Barritt, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Lisa Phillips, Alana Terry and Virginia Vaughn, that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!
From authors Mary Alford, Debra Lynn Collins, Darlene Franklin, T.I. Lowe, Debby Mayne, Trish Perry, and Martha Rogers.
7 stories of weddings that didn't work. These seven brides flee their grooms and find true love where they least expect it. Whether your a southern gal or city, you'll empathize with these women as they search for a love everlasting.
Christmas Love Letters: Heart-warming tales of love at Christmas (A Christmas Love Letter novella). Christmas In July!
From Authors Janice Thompson, Cynthia Hickey, Rhonda Gibson, Christina Rich, Mary Alford, Vicki Talley McCollum, and Linda Kozar. 
Imagine coming across a box of love letters from days gone by or receiving one by mistake? What if a child writes to Santa wanting a mommy? Or a young woman in trouble feels jilted? In these heart-warming stories of love, forgiveness, and redemption, couples find love at Christmas in surprising ways.
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Kristin Holt-- July Book Bash #25: 2 FREE TITLES, and 99-Cent Reads!

Exclusive offers advertised ONLY to Sweet Romance Reads Followers. TWO FREE titles, for a very limited time!

Lessie: Bride of Utah, a highly rated stand-alone title, included in the American Mail-Order Brides Series... FREE today and tomorrow.

The Marshal's Surrender, rated 4.8 stars, FREE today only.

Have you already read or purchased these currently FREE titles? I also have two books at priced @ 99-cents:

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Merrillee Whren ~ July Book Blast #24

The first three books of my Front Porch Promises series are set in small towns near Boston, Massachusetts. I love to use small-town settings near a large city. That way the characters live in a close knit community but can visit the city to attend fun events. Book #4 in the series is my work in progress and will be available later this year. This book takes the series from Massachusetts to Tennessee, where the heroine Amanda Reynolds hopes to find fame and fortune in Nashville. You can catch a glimpse of Amanda in books two and three. Book three, A FAMILY TO CALL OURS, is on sale for 99 cents until July 31, 2017. Click on the title to find buy links to all vendors.

Learning to Trust
Young widow Tara Madsen has spent the last two years dealing with her eight-year-old daughter’s battle with cancer. Now a new job means the opportunity to give Hailey the best Christmas ever, but the arrival of Caleb Fitzpatrick, her employers’ son, and overreaching authorities put that goal in jeopardy.
Caleb returns to his small Massachusetts hometown with one mission—to make sure another charlatan doesn’t take advantage of his parents and their generosity. When he meets Tara, the new receptionist at the family business, he is immediately on guard. A pretty blonde fooled him once before, and he will make sure it doesn’t happen again.
Will Tara’s sincere and giving nature soften Caleb’s heart and help him learn to trust and love again?

What's your favorite thing about summer?

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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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Julie Jarnagin - July Book Blast #22

Hasn't this Book Blast been fun! There have been so many great deals and freebies this month. 

I have two great $0.99 books for you and a Kindle Unlimited Freebie if you're a KU member. Enjoy!

Engaged by Friday 

Can a fake engagement lead to lasting love?

After her boyfriend dumps her instead of proposing, Mary Beth wants nothing to do with her ten-year high school reunion. Especially because if she shows up without a date, she’ll lose a bet with her high school nemesis. Christian is too busy with his camping equipment startup to date—until his sister sets him up online. The chance connection could help his business—if he agrees to Mary Beth’s dramatic request that he pretend to be her fiancé. But when make-believe becomes something more, they must decide if this new love can last…


A celebrity wedding would save her family’s Las Vegas chapel—as long as she doesn’t fall for the groom. 

The Traditions Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas has been in Claire Grigg’s family for three generations, and she dreams of restoring the struggling chapel to its original glory. When Claire discovers the chapel’s financial problems and the strain it’s putting on her parents’ marriage, Claire commits to doing whatever it takes to save the business. 

Vegas is the last stop on Ben Karr’s tour, and he’s afraid he’ll soon be added to a long list of one-hit wonders. He’s determined to prove that his talent deserves to be taken seriously and all the sacrifices his grandmother made were worth it. He’s known more for his frequent break-ups with famous women than his music. Until he can repair his public image, Ben’s label refuses to invest in another album.

Ben devises a radical plan to save his career––a fake wedding to his starlet ex-girlfriend—but the adorable chapel director and her talk of true love and commitment is making him rethink the scam. Will Claire and Ben let go of their dreams and risk it all to grab onto a shot at true love?

Meg (Beach Brides Book #1) 
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 die hard 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!
Three weeks later, Meg Mullen's community theater is on the verge of closing if she can't raise the money to save it, but she's running out of time and needs a miracle. Television producer, Elliot Campbell, finds a message in a bottle from the perfect female contestant for his reality dating show. All he has to do is talk Meg into taking the job, convince her to choose one of the contenders, and figure out how to keep from falling in love with her himself. 

Julie Jarnagin is a USA Today bestselling author of sweet and inspirational romance. She grew up in a small Oklahoma town where her family farmed and ranched. These days she lives in a not-so-big city in Louisiana with her amazing husband and two young sons who tolerate all her nerdy quirks. Julie earned a B.A. in Journalism / Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Milou Koenings: July Book Bash Summer SALE!

What better time than summer for a Book Bash Sale! This is the season to give ourselves a little downtime — even if it's just a few minutes here and there.

Escape to small town USA and make some new friends!

You can get the first two books — in chronological order — of my Green Pines Romance series at Amazon this week for 99 cents each:
The first book to take place in Green Pines is I Love You Three. This is a full-length novel, with no cliff-hanger, to-be-continued ending (I promise!). 

A former Marine.
A single mom.
Two broken people.

Mac’s struggling to adjust to civilian life after the death in combat of his best friend. When a teaching job opens up in the small town where his friend used to work in the summers, Mac takes it as a sign and moves to Green Pines, hoping to find refuge from his demons.

For Julie, there’s no refuge from night feedings, a crazy mom, an ex-mother-in-law and an overdrawn bank account. She’s struggling to build a better life for herself and her baby and the only thing she knows is she’s not falling for any guy again.

There’s only one problem. You never know when love will knock you off your feet.

"Loved this new book by Milou Koenings. If I had to describe the story, I'd say it was like a mille-feuille French pastry ... A millions interlaced layers"

~ Kd.R

" Mac and Julie are wonderfully complex characters who have so much depth and emotion to them, I feel like I could run into them in my own town ... a story that left me with happy tears in the end. I can't wait to read the other Green Pines romances!

~ Melanie D. Snitker

On sale July 21 to 25!

And chronologically next in the Green Pines series comes The Kampala Peppermint Twist. It is the series because it features recurring characters from Green Pines but, as the title and cover image suggests, our heroine finds herself far from home.  I'll tell you a secret -- I love all my books, but if I had to pick one that holds a special place in my heart, this is it. 

A twist of fate and Annie's unexpectedly on her way to Africa for Christmas. Next to her on the plane, a man in a tuxedo. What kind of guy flies in a tux? Annie's about to find out—and discover things about herself that will flip her world upside down.

A delightful, heartwarming Christmas novella.

“A beautiful story that was packed with substance, intrigue, and entertainment.”

~ Nic. S. 

Milou Koenings is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes romance because, like chocolate, stories with a happy ending bring more joy into the world and so make it a better place.

Her other Green Pines sweet romances, I Love You Three, Reclaiming Home, The Kampala Peppermint Twist and Sweet Blizzard are available on, iBooks, Nook, Kobo and all your favorite e-book retailers.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

German Sayings

It's time for another instalment of my proverb series. Here's a nice German saying that I really like: "My name is rabbit."

Now, what would you think this signifies?

It's an allusion to a young lawyer born 1834 who did some illegal stuff and later denied knowing anything about it. His name was "Hase", i.e. rabbit. His official letter "My name is rabbit, I know about nothing" became a well-known saying that is still being used today. You spread your hands, you look innocent, and you say with a shrug, "My name is rabbit".

That the background story . . . and I always thought it's because rabbits look so innocent!

Do you have a similar expression in English? "I'm innocent" would be the straightforward translation, but that's a bit bland. Do you know something a bit more colorful?

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Beate Boeker
Mischief & Humor from Page 1

July Book Bash 7/19 ~ Summer Reads SALE

I write books set in Emerald Isle, NC and books set in central Virginia (that area west of Richmond and reaching into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We all know summer is a prime time for beach reading, but those books don’t have to be set at the beach, right? In celebration of the Sweet Romance Reads “July Book Blast” I’d like to shine a little summer sun on my VIRGINIA COUNTRY ROADS NOVELS by putting a couple of them on sale for 99 cents.
The Virginia Country Roads Novels are standalone, single-title novels (except for LEAVING CUB CREEK which is the sequel to CUB CREEK, but CUB CREEK can be read as a standalone).
A STRANGER IN WYNNEDOWER will be on sale for 99 cents on 7/19 - 7/20. CUB CREEK will be on sale for 99 cents on 7/21 -7/22. I’ve included their book blurbs below, but if you’d like more information about these, as well as my other books, check them out here:
Happy Summer Reading! 


Rachel Sevier, a lonely thirty-two-year-old inventory specialist, travels to Wynnedower Mansion in rural Virginia seeking her brother who has stopped returning her calls. Instead, she finds Jack Wynne, the mansion’s bad-tempered owner. He isn’t happy to meet her. Her brother took off without notice and left Jack in a lurch. Rachel has doubts. Did her brother really leave? Where would he have gone?

Jack has his own plans. He’s tired of being responsible for everyone and everything. He wants to shake those obligations, including the old mansion. The last thing he needs is another complication, including his former caretaker’s sister, but he allows Rachel to stay for a few days while she figures out what to do next.

At Wynnedower, Rachel becomes curious about the house and its owner. If rumors are true, the means to save Wynnedower Mansion from demolition are hidden within its walls, but the other inhabitants of Wynnedower have agendas, too. Not only may Wynnedower’s treasure be stolen, but also the life of its arrogant master, unless Rachel can save them. 


In the heart of Virginia, where the forests hide secrets and the creeks run strong and deep ~

Libbie Havens is fine on her own. She doesn’t need anyone, including the approval of her family. When she chances upon the secluded house on Cub Creek she purchases it. She’ll show her cousin Liz, and other doubters, that she can rise above her past and live happily and successfully on her own terms.

Libbie has emotional problems born of a troubled childhood. Raised by a grandmother she could never please, Libbie is more comfortable not being comfortable with people. She knows she’s different from most. She has special gifts, or curses, but are they real? Or are they products of her history and dysfunction?

At Cub Creek Libbie makes friends and attracts the romantic interest of two local men, Dan Wheeler and Jim Mitchell. Relationships with her cousin and other family members improve dramatically and Libbie experiences true happiness—until tragedy occurs.

Having lost the good things gained at Cub Creek, Libbie must find a way to overcome her troubles, to finally rise above them and seize control of her life and future, or risk losing everything, including herself.

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"Stories of heart and hope ~ from the Outer Banks to the Blue Ridge."

Grace Greene writes women's fiction and contemporary romance with suspense. A Virginia native, Grace has family ties to North Carolina. She writes books set in both locations. Please visit Grace at and sign up for her newsletter there.

The Emerald Isle books, BEACH RENTAL and BEACH WINDS, are set in North Carolina where "It's always a good time for a love story and a trip to the beach." Or travel down Virginia Country Roads in KINCAID'S HOPE, ASTRANGER IN WYNNEDOWER, and CUB CREEK and "Take a trip to love, mystery and suspense. Her most recent release is THE HAPPINESS IN BETWEEN and her next will be THE MEMORY OFBUTTERFLIES due for release on 9/5/17.

BEACH RENTAL, her debut novel, won the Booksellers Best contest in both the Traditional and Best First Book categories. BEACH RENTAL and BEACH WINDS were each awarded 4.5 stars, Top Pick by RT Book Reviews magazine. Grace lives in central Virginia. You'll also find her here: