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:

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

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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, susanaylworthauthor.com, 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 Amazon.com offers, this 4 book collection fo sweet romances is FREE! 
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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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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. 

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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 www.cindyfloresmartinez.com


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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Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Women Who Work.... by Christine Bush

One thing  I love about romance novels are the many careers our heroines can have these days.  Women are so amazing!

 I love variety in the books I read, but I also like to write about a variety of careers.

 


My heroines have been  nurses, teachers, librarians, and corporate executives.

 


They have been swim instructors, realtors, newspaper reporters and doctors.


They have been busy moms, home raising their children.. Or other people’s children. They rescue pets.

 


They have been veterinarians, army vets, and physical therapists.

They have been artists, writers, and innkeepers.

 

 This list keeps growing. To me, this demonstrates the point that women are complex, diversified, productive in this thing called life. Plus, it shows that romance is for everybody.  I like that.

How about you?  What kind of heroines (and/or heroes) do you like to read/write about?

I’d love to know!

 

 Check out my new website!

www.ChristineBush.com

Want to read a romantic mystery about a veterinarian?  It'll warm your heart.  And features a very special goat named "Billy". Check out "Noah's Bark" and let me know what you think!

https://www.amazon.com/Noahs-Bark-Christine-Bush-ebook/dp/B00DTTW7GY/



Christine Bush is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance, romantic mystery, and suspense.  She can be found living in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 lazy cats, and spending time with her 14 grandchildren.   When she’s not writing, she’s teaching Psychology at a local college, and working with clients in her private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She loves to hear from readers and writers!

Celebrating an important birthday...by Kristin Wallace

My baby turns 1-year-old this month. I’m talking about my 4-legged fur-baby, Cocoa. She’ll officially be one on June 23rd. Being a puppy mommy has been quite an adventure. 

 

Here are some things I’ve learned:

 

·      She’s a “deer head” Chihuahua in that she resembles a deer, with a longer nose and face. (as opposed to an “apple head”, which has the classic round features seen in most commercials and dog shows. In fact, the deer-head is not recognized by the AKC. 

 

·      Cocoa is a bundle of energy, and she only stays still if she’s sleeping. 

 

·      She is VERY stubborn. Training is difficult. I’m pretty sure giving her a treat her to “stop” doing something has mostly taught her that doing the bad thing results in a treat. 

 

·      She has a temper like a angry toddler when not allowed to do what she wants. (Her nickname is Cujo and she’s earned it.)

 

·      Unlike many Chihuahuas, she seems to like most people and animals. She tries to greet most people we meet on our walks, but then gets skittish and runs away.

 

·      She’ll bark at other dogs when they’re far away and then cower when they get close. 

 

·      Her new favorite activity is playing “chase” with my niece’s huge bunny (Bun-Bun). 

 

·      Cocoa adores my roommate and goes nuts when she comes home from work.

 

·      She loves her Gammy (my mom).

 

·      She will eat almost anything, including poop, dead lizards, wood chips from plants, grass.

 

·      She LOVES to tear up anything of the paper variety and if you try to take it away from her, she will turn into Cujo.

 

Here’s to another year of adventures, Cocoa! Now, let’s see pics of your fur-babies!


Kristin Wallace is a USA Today Bestselling author of inspirational and sweet contemporary romance filled with Love, Laughter, and a Leap of Faith. She has three best-selling series: Covington Falls Chronicles, Shellwater Key Tales, and Palm Cove Tales. Look for CHRISTMAS CHARADE, a brand-new Covington Falls Chronicles book as part of the Holiday Fake-Out box set. 

Christmas Charade - Covington Falls Chronicles

The story revolves around Magnolia (Maggie) Lewis. She left Covington Falls over a family rift and the desire to follow her dream as an artist and sculptor. Now, she has to return for her cousin's Christmas wedding. She can't go back alone, however, because everyone thinks she has a boyfriend. (It was just a tiny lie.) A non-boyfriend who has no idea he's about to get dragged into her family drama. 

Convincing Liam Sullivan to be her fake date to the wedding is only the first challenge. She needs to make sure she doesn't fall in love with him for real.

   
 

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