Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Bargain Books!

Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 2: Berserker is on sale!

For seven days, from January 30th until February 5th, book 2 in the Lady Wynwood’s Spies series is only 99 cents. If you haven’t gotten it yet, be sure to snatch it up while it’s at this sale price.

Here’s the back cover description:

A Christian Historical Adventure set in Regency England with romance and a supernatural twist
Part two in an epic-length serial novel

A dire situation

Mr. Solomon Drydale and his team are reeling. After only a single act of mayhem by underworld lord Apothecary Jack, one of their group is down and another is missing.

An urgent plea

Desperate, Sol acts on his forbidden knowledge of an agent for the Crown who is known only to the highest levels of government—le petit prince, master of disguises. He defies his superiors and asks the Prince for help.

A hazardous hunt

Now, the team must learn to work with a new member to save one of their own. But time is running out before Jack finds him and breaks him—and puts all of their lives at risk.

PLEASE NOTE: Like the novels published in Jane Austen’s time, this is a novel in multiple parts. Each volume has a completed story arc, but this is NOT a stand-alone novel and the story continues in volume 3.

Click here to buy Lady Wynwood’s Spies, volume 2: Berserker for only 99 cents.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Exciting News by Laura Scott @laurascottbooks #laurascottbooks


Good morning! Laura Scott here with some exciting news. Who doesn't love a bargain? The first book in my Smoky Mountain Secrets series is FREE for a limited time! Scroll down to see all the details.

Hailey's Haven is the first book in the series about a group of foster kids who scatter after a fire breaks out in their abusive foster home. Their ideas of faith are warped by a man who is supposed to be teaching God's word. But soon, these kids who are now adults, learn the real meaning of faith. These seven kids are separated by tragedy, but reunited by love. I had so much fun writing this series and the relationships between the foster siblings. And the family reunion in the last book was a great way to wrap the series up. You won't want to miss a single book.

Hailey's Haven by Laura Scott FREE

A safe place to call home...

After escaping her abusive foster parents thirteen years ago, Hailey Donovan thought her nightmare was over. Gatlinburg Tennessee had been a safe place to live, until she's nearly hit by gunfire while hiking the Smoky Mountains. Her instincts are to avoid law enforcement, especially handsome park ranger Rock Wilson, but when more gunfire echoes around them, they're forced to work together to escape. More attempts against Hailey convinces her to leave the city to start over someplace new.

Rock talks her into staying and fighting against the unknown assailant. Rock senses Hailey has been traumatized in the past, and is determined to uncover the mystery surrounding her. As Hailey and Rock seek the truth behind the escalating attacks, Rock realizes he's also in danger of losing his heart. Can Rock provide Hailey the save haven she desperately needs? Or will evil triumph over love?

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In addition to having a free book available, I'm thrilled to announce my audiobook Target for Terror is on sale for $0.99 for the entire month of February! If you haven't tried audiobooks, there's no better time than to listen to this story for the bargain price of $0.99. 

Target for Terror Audiobook $0.99

"If you leave on your own, you’ll be dead by morning." 

Critical Care Nurse Natalia Sokolova can’t ignore former FBI Agent Sloan Dryer’s dire warning. The Deputy Prime Minister of Russia dies under her care, her house explodes in front of her eyes and she finds her best friend brutally murdered. Ironically, the only bright spot in this horrific nightmare is Sloan’s bad Ukrainian accent and his willingness to protect her.

Sloan is convinced that someone wants to kill Natalia and when he finds a link to her family, he’s not sure who they can trust. As they run for their lives, and from the attraction simmering between them, they uncover a terrorist plot that could bring the nation to its knees. Time is running out. Can Sloan and Natalia save their country and their future, before it’s too late?

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I hope you enjoy these book deals! And if you've never listened to an audiobook, drop me a comment to tell me why. I didn't used to listen to them either, but now I'm hooked! 

Laura Scott

Wednesday, January 25, 2023


January New Releases

Laura Scott

Stalked by a bomber!

When Devon Thompson’s car explodes at the click of her key fob, she doesn’t want to believe she was targeted on purpose. But when the next bomb is found in her apartment, she can’t ignore the fact that someone wants her dead. Trusting Captain Rhyland Finnegan with the truth isn’t easy, but soon she realizes Rhy is an honorable man who will go above and beyond to keep her safe.

As the oldest of nine kids, Rhy has spent the ten years since his parents’ death keeping the Finnegan family together. His personal life has been on hold, until now. Keeping Devon alive is a priority, yet he can’t ignore the attraction between them. When the bomber succeeds in wiring Devon to a suicide bomb, there isn’t a second to lose. Rhy risks his life for hers, but if they manage to survive, Rhy knows his next job will be to convince Devon to join the Finnegan family . . . forever.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Birthday Bash by Pat Simmons

How do you celebrate your birthdays--big or subtle?

I like to think of creative ways to make the day memorable. For example, for my daughter's 21st birthday, money was tight, so I asked twenty-one of her friends--young and old--from across the country to call her at a designated time and say, "Hi Simi, I'm Carol, and I'm number six to wish you happy birthday." After each call, she would have to wonder who would call next. "Hey, birthday girl, I'm Eric, number seven..."

It was so much fun hearing her phone ring and watching the schedule.  That was better than a birthday party. 

Years ago, when I hit the big 6-0, I didn't want a party--planned or surprise. I wanted for 60 friends who had touched my life over the years to celebrate with me. In lieu of a gift, they would buy their own dinner at a restaurant we choose.

To this day, that was the best birthday gift ever! Karen was my first childhood friend because our families were friends before we were born. Annette and I became friends in kindergarten. Of course, my stylist was there. Alica had become more like a sister over the thirty years of our friendship. Then there was my teenage party girl, Cookie, who showed up. Can't forget the wonderful ladies I worked at the television station for ten years of my life. They helped my transition from the assignment desk editor to a news writer.

As you can imagine, every guest had a special place in my heart--new and old. My mom, sister and brother-in-law (who passed two years earlier), and brother, who was usually a no-show, came. My heart was full as my in-laws, son, and daughter... making it the best birthday bash ever!

Church folks were on the invite list too. Evelyn--a newer friend-- helped plan the dinner. Finally, Elder Becton, an assistant pastor,  gave the blessings over my life.

It was amazing.

So what do I have planned four years later next month? Somethng low key. Every Friday on Facebook and Youtube, I do a live  show called Fun Friday with another author, Vanessa Riley, and Angela Anderson, an influencer. I'm sure we'll have a good time on my birthday. My sister will join me with the big reveal of my birthday gift on Fun Friday, which we already know what it is...a new kindle. LOL. Birthdays are meant to celebrate life. Every year is a blessing because, since that 60th party, two close family members have passed away. Every day is a gift and I don't plan to waste it. What are some of your best birthday memories?


Pat Simmons is a multi-published Christian romance author of forty-plus titles. She is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth passionate about researching her ancestors, then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She is a five-time recipient of the RSJ Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance and recipient of the 2022 Leslie Esdaile Trailblazer Award. Christmas Dinner was also an Emma Award winner for Book of the Year. Christmas Dinner and Here for You were featured in Woman’s World Magazine.

As a Christian, Pat describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as a life-altering experience. She has converted her sofa-strapped sports fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, and GPS-guided chauffeur. They have a son and a daughter. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, and has worked in radio, television, and print media for more than twenty years. Visit her at www.patsimmons.net.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Happy Chinese New Year! by Camy Tang

How amazing is it that my blogging day falls on Chinese New Year’s this year? That’s awesome!

(Do people say “awesome” anymore? I think my age is showing.)

This year is the Year of the Rabbit. The Chinese zodiac is split into 12 animals, and their years are 12 years apart. My mom was born in the Year of the Rabbit, so you could calculate her age if you wanted to. :)

My humorous Christian romantic suspense serial novel, Year of the Dog, is a reference to the Chinese zodiac because the heroine is a dog trainer. It’s a prequel to my Warubozu Spa Chronicles series, which is set in my birth state of Hawaii. Here’s the book description:

Year of the Dog serial novel by Camy Tang

Marisol Mutou, a professional dog trainer, is having a bad year.

While renovating her new dog kenneling and training facility, she needs to move in with her disapproving family, who have always made her feel inadequate—according to them, a job requiring her to be covered in dog hair and slobber is an embarrassment to the family. She convinces her ex-boyfriend to take her dog for a few months … but discovers that his brother is the irate security expert whose car she accidentally rear-ended a few weeks earlier.

Ashwin Keitou has enough problems. His aunt has just shown up on his doorstep, expecting to move in with him, and he can’t say no because he owes her everything—after his mother walked out on them, Aunt Nell took in Ashwin and his brother and raised them in a loving Christian home. What’s more, his brother Dusty also needs a place to stay after being kicked out of his apartment—with a dog in tow. And guess who the dog’s owner is?

But then Ashwin gets a request from an old friend, Edytha Guerrero, a private investigator who also runs a day spa on O’ahu’s north shore. A strange bit of “vandalism” at Marisol's facility had led her to find a purse belonging to Edytha’s sister—who had disappeared three years ago. Worried that Marisol might be in danger, and finding out that security expert Ashwin already knows her, Edytha asks him to covertly keep an eye on the busy young woman.

Ashwin is reluctantly attracted to the lively, easy-going dog trainer. She reminds him too much of his happy-go-lucky mother, whose betrayal had caused him to keep people at a distance. Marisol sees past Ashwin’s cold exterior to a man who is loyal to his family, unlike her own mother and sister, who only criticize her career choice.

In the midst of Marisol’s disjointed family and Ashwin’s disruptive home, danger begins to circle around them from people who want the past to remain there. Can they shed light on the secrets moving in the shadows?

Year of the Dog is being posted monthly on my blog right now. You can click here to read the chapters so far. If you sign up for my monthly email newsletter, you’ll get an email when each new part is up.

What is your Chinese zodiac animal? (I promise not to try to calculate your age!)

Thursday, January 19, 2023

It's Winter by Merri Maywether

We are two weeks into 2023. The Christmas tree has been taken down, although there are a few lingering decorations. We try putting everything away, but that angel statue or the sprig of ivy looks like it belongs where we set it, and it gets left behind. 

It is officially the icky side of winter. 

Before we moved to Montana, I asked my mother-in-law what she did during the winter. She said, the same thing you do during the summer in Arizona--read. 

I laughed, I read regardless of the weather, but I got the point. 

Short days, cold weather, and the absence of a community celebration, lend themselves to quiet moments by the fire. 

And this year, I've embraced the opportunity. 

I've read eight books. 

This year is the first year, I'm keeping track. I purchased a moleskin-style journal for the sake of logging my reading. Now that I've started, I wonder why I took so long. Twelve pages are dedicated (one for each month) to the books. I also have pages for quotes that inspire or want to share with a friend. 

Goodreads and Bookbub are great tools for sharing what we've read, but there is something fun about pulling this book out and sharing pages. It's personal and doesn't depend on wifi or navigating screens to find a profile. 

That, and I keep track of story ideas in the back. :)

The fun of this blog share is knowing that we all are readers. Do you have a system for keeping track of what you've read over the year? 

If so, please share in the comments. I got my idea from a comment on a post where the topic was routines. Translation: comments can open an idea for others. 

....I just realized, I have a system for my books, but I don't have one for interesting articles...perhaps Pinterest?


Two best friends with an agreement to marry if they're single when they're forty. 

What could go wrong? 

Becca and Donovan are about to find out. 

Get Well Soon is available for 99¢

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What other readers had to say about their story. 

“I really enjoyed Becca and Donovan's story. It showed how people are not perfect but can overcome the obstacles of life. It was sweet, and the characters were not perfect, but they loved deeply.” ~ Amazon Review

“Another wonderful, entertaining story by this author. A well-written, funny romance and a quick marriage between two best friends of over 30 years. The characters are great and likable, and the dialog is realistic.”~Bookbub Review

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Sweet Romance Reads Bargain Books



Caught in a lie….

Fourteen years ago Dan Beckett’s identical twin took off without a word to his pregnant young fiancé or their father. Having secretly loved Lorraine for years, Dan assumes his twin’s identity as the first-born son, as Lorraine’s husband and father of the baby she carried. Around the lie, he created the perfect life.

But now his greatest fear is coming true. His long-lost brother is coming home—with amnesia. Dan is about to lose his tenuous hold on this masquerade, and he must tell Lorraine the truth before Tom remembers his true identity.

Lorrie built a life with Tom Beckett, the man she loves, the father of her children—or so she believed. Her first reaction to his confession is disbelief…and then anger and hurt. Her whole married life has been a lie. But Lorrie has a secret of her own—a secret that never seemed important until now.

Will the truth unravel the love they once shared? What will become of their family, their children…their marriage when everyone learns the truth?

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A woman who wanted more. A man who wanted her. Can they rediscover their love in the seaside town where it all began?   

Colum O’ Brien, a professional ballet dancer, is still hurt from a break-up four decades earlier. All this time, his heart has gravitated toward the woman who left him behind.

Sure, he’s moved on with his life, but he’s never forgotten his childhood sweetheart, Keira Murphy.That is, until he meets her again. Because his father is marrying her mother.

Keira was a famous runway model who moved away from her seaside Irish town with dreams of becoming a superstar. She left everything behind, including Colum.

With her skills as a seamstress, she’s now determined to return and open her own shop. Only she never expected to see Colum again—or to be instantly connected to him, just like when they were next-door neighbors and childhood sweethearts.

But when the pressures of demanding work schedules and living miles apart prevail, will it make their second chance at love impossible?

Or will their individual journeys lead them right back to where it all began?

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Monday, January 16, 2023

The Art of Balance

I hope 2023 has started off well for you!

I have high hopes for this year. Last year was a big year of change and growth for my husband and I. This year I feel more settled and am ready embrace my new normal. That being said it hasn't come without its challenges and we are only 16 days into the year!

One of the biggest challenges I face is working an extremely challenging full time job and then coming home and writing. I managed it for a week successfully. This past week my evenings were filled with meetings, so no writing happened. I'm sure this is normal for many or you. 

How do you do everything?! 

What is your secret to successfully managing your time without making yourself sick? 

I put my health as a top priority so balance is key. Is that even possible with what I am attempting to do? 

Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest USA. 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.

You can sign up for Kimberly's newsletter via her website at: https://kimberlyrjohnson.com/

Saturday, January 14, 2023

New Beginnings by Merrillee Whren

This time of year everyone is talking about new beginnings. It's nice to start the new year with a clean slate with a whole year stretching out in front of us, a year to accomplish goals, maybe goals we failed to meet last year. I rarely make resolutions for a new year. I don't pick out a word for my year. I do have a few goals in mind. 

Here they are:

I will write at least one new novel this year. I intend to write the sixth and final book in my Kellersburg series. Right now the fifth book in the series, Hometown Hero, is on sale for 99 cents. You can find the buy links below.

I also want to add a novella to my Happiness in Hallburg series. These novellas feature Christmas and puppies.

My plans for the year also include making my books available in paperback as well as ebook format. I'm also going to try my hand at narrating an audio book. I have the tools, and I'm going to give it my best shot. If you like to listen to audio books, Apple has made several of my Front Porch Promises books available in audio book form using AI technology. You can listen to a sample to see how you like it. You can find them at this link at the bottom of the page.

What do you think of AI technology for audio books?

Happy New Year,


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.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

The Texas Boardinghouse Bride Series by Vickie McDonough


The Texas Boardinghouse Brides Series

Vickie McDonough

Join the mayhem of the mail-order bride debacle.

The Anonymous Bride
Book 1

Sheriff Luke Davis flippantly tells his cousins he'd get married if the right woman ever came along, never imagining the mayhem such a remark would cause. Just one month later, three mail-order brides arrive, courtesy of his well-meaning, scheming cousins. He's not even sure he wants to marry, but how can he disappoint the brides who traveled so far? If he does opt to marry, how will he decide which woman is right for him? 

Eleven years have passed since the widowed boardinghouse owner Rachel Hamilton fell in love with Luke. She still loves him, but she can't work up the courage to tell him. Now that three brides have shown up, vying for his hand, Rachel is totally unnerved. What will she do if Luke marries someone else? 

When the mayor decides to hold a contest to see which woman will make the best bride for Luke, Rachel also enters the contest--with an anonymous entry. Will Luke ever realize that sometimes love is right in front of you?

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Second Chance Bride
Book 2

Shannon O'Neil and Leah Bennett are stranded in Lookout, Texas, after a mail-order bride debacle. The Corbett brothers try to atone for the mess they made when they ordered their cousin three mail-order brides by hosting Saturday socials for the town's eligible singles. But in his stubbornness, will Mark Corbett let Shannon become the wife of a local rancher? Will Leah pass up true love with Dan Howard when he becomes father to his deceased brother's five children? The citizens of Lookout are in for another wild ride before wedding bells toll in town again.

Finally A Bride
Book 3

Noah Jeffers is determined to make up for past misdeeds. Reporter Jacqueline Davis is determined to nail her story. Will she uncover Noah’s secret before he can capture her heart? With nowhere else to go, ex-con Carly Payton returns to the Lookout, Texas boardinghouse. Garrett Corbett is looking for an upstanding wife, not some jailbird. What will he do when overpowered by Carly’s unassuming appeal? Does love deserve a second look?

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

A New Year's Blessing by Josie Riviera

 I post this every January because it is so popular. 

Happy New Year!

"I'm walking into 2023 with a clear heart and mind.

If you owe me, don't worry about it. You're welcome.

If you wronged me, it's all good. Lesson learned.

If you're angry with me, you've won.

If we aren't speaking, it's cool. (I love you and I wish you well.)

If you feel I wronged you, I apologize.

Life is too short for all the anger, grudges, and extra pain. And we, as people, are not perfect.

God bless us all! Here's to 2023!"

99 cent Kindle Countdown:

My sweet holiday romance,  A Chocolate-Box New Years, is only 99 cents for a limited time. (US residents only.) 

★★ Fall in love with clean, wholesome, and cozy small-town romance, filled with delightful characters and brimming with holiday joy! ★★

Fresh pasta isn’t the only specialty that takes extra time.
The extra time and expense of Julie Elliot’s old-school cooking methods are worth it, but that means The Pasta Junction’s bottom line is often stretched thin—much like herself. Even during the holidays, the restaurant’s busiest season.

When she carves out time in her brutal schedule to meet with Bloomingfield weatherman Lorenzo Rossi, she crushes her reaction to the tall, blue-eyed charmer quicker and harder than a clove of roasted garlic. Lorenzo may be sweet as Italian cassata and hot as a red pepper, but planning an anniversary dinner means married, and she needs another disaster like that like she needs another olive oil stain on her shirt.

But as she and Lorenzo assemble the ingredients for a perfect celebration, she discovers something completely unexpected. And her heart may not withstand the storm of emotion she never saw coming.

In this story, you'll find that some recipes don’t turn out quite as you predicted…

Grab you copy today!

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

Sign up for her newsletter and get a FREE ebook on her website: josieriviera.com

Monday, January 9, 2023

Booksignings! by Christine Bush

One of the joys of being a writer is the chance to meet readers.  In the past, an exciting way to do this was to take part in book signings.  The pandemic put a big hold on that.  But slowly, the opportunities are emerging again. I'm excited about this.

                                                Fellow writer Penny at a book signing.

The change in the publishing world have sometimes redefined our book signings.  Some folks really prefer electronic reading over print, and so forego the idea of a signed copy of their favorite authors’ books.  Marketing changes have greatly reduced the number of independent bookstores who used to gladly host signings. Libraries, fairs and community centers have joined the list.

Thinking about the future of book signings brings back memories of book signings past. Often for me, they were full of surprises.  Some were humbling.  And still good.  Here are some examples!

My first book signing for my very first book, took place MANY years ago. Titled “Nurse at Deer Hollow”, was a a hardcover edition from Avalon Books. I was invited to a signing that took place at a community fair in my hometown.  I was thrilled, excited.

It was explained there would be a table for “local authors”.  I would be sharing with another local author.  I had no clue who that would be, this being many years ago, before writing groups, and social media. I was absolutely a novice. 

So I showed up with my box of books, and my favorite pen.

At the other end of the table was a local author “team”.  A couple.  Oldish.  Sweet.  He wore a Gilligan style fishing hat.  She had a scarf tying back her hair in the spring wind.  Their names?  Jan and Stan Berenstain.  Remember the Berenstain bears? Yes, this couple wrote over 200 well -loved children’s books about the Berenstain Bear family.  They brought eight big boxes of books to sign.

The line was a little uneven. Grin.  I sold one book to a friend who had come to support me.  The line for the B’s stretched around the whole fair.  Within minutes, I redefined myself.  I ended up opening their boxes for them, opening each book to the signing page and stacking them in piles of 20 to speed up the line. We writers help each other. 

‘You are an angel,” they said.  “And don’t worry.  Everyone starts somewhere.  Thank you for your help.”

It was actually quite fun, if you didn’t consider my own lack of book sales.  I met a lot of nice people.  And then I sold one more book.  To Stan Berenstain.

“Sign it, please,” he said with a smile.  “I have a first run copy. I will cherish this.”  Nice man.

Fast forward to Chicago many years later, at a national RWA conference.  We would hold enormous book signings, proceeds dedicated to literacy in whatever city we were visiting.  Often there were 400+ authors signing. 

In a giant sale like that, it is rare to sell a LOT of books, as there is no way anyone could purchase from ALL the authors.  But the personal contact with readers (and fellow writers) is priceless.  We sit in alphabetical order.   I had a new award-winning book that year, so I was blessed with selling quite a few copies, plus getting stop-by visits from new and old friends.

There was a brand new writer next to me.  “Patricia Cabot”.  She was signing her first book, a historical romance titled “Roses Grow Wild.” The table was pretty quiet.

I remembered the first book signing experience of my own.

“Don’t worry,” I said to her.  “We all start somewhere.  Here, let me buy your book. I will cherish it.”

Which I did.  It was good.

Fast forward a few years later.  National conference.  Literacy book signing.  Alphabetical order. Bush, then Cabot. There she was!  Only there were a few differences.  She was writing under a new name now, “Meg Cabot.”  One of her next books was titled “The Princess Diaries”.  Yes.  Book. Movie deal. Grin.

And now Meg had a line around the entire ballroom.  And so my role changed again.  I helped open her many boxes, lined up her books, and helped her out as she signed. I met a lot of terrific people. I loved every minute of it.  And yes, she bought my book.

I’m looking forward to doing signings again.  If our paths cross, come visit my table, and everyone else's, whether you buy the book or not.  Meeting fellow readers and writers is the main point.  I can’t wait to see you out there!

What’s your take on book signings?  I’d love to know!

Best, Christine

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!


Check out book one of my new mystery series, "Strawberry Manor",

This one is called, "Swan Song"

Swan Song - Kindle edition by Bush, Christine. Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.




Saturday, January 7, 2023

Who Knows What Today Is? ~ Jean C. Gordon


It's National Bobblehead Day. I can say that I don't have any bobbleheads and never had. But lots of people collect them. What I found interesting when I received my NationalDay.com alert about Bobblehead Day is how long bobbleheads have been around.

A Bobblehead Timeline

1700s: "Temple Nodders," the earliest known bobbleheads, modeled after Buddha and other religious figures. 

1760s: Bobbleheads make their way from China to Europe.

1920s: The first sports bobblehead featured a generic baseball player.

1964: The Beatles were one of the first sets of human bobbleheads that weren't sports figures.

1999: To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Candlestick Park, the San Francisco Giants gave 20,000 visitors a Willie Mays bobblehead. The giveaway rekindled interest in bobbleheads, which had declined in the 1970s.

2015: The first National Bobblehead Day celebrated and one of two surviving 1961-62 New York Yankees team was auctioned for almost $60,000.

Do you have any bobbleheads? What ones? 

Now Available at All Online Book Vendors

After being exclusive on Kindle Unlimited for a while, in anticipation of my next Paradox Lake Sweet Romance in February the whole series is back on other online book vendors--in case you've missed any of them. 

I can vouch that none of my characters are available as a bobblehead, but their stories do offer you heartwarming reads.


(My February 14 Release)

Friday, January 6, 2023

Bargains for our Readers!


 If you'd like something to read that will not bore you, how about my Northern Intrigue Books 1-3 collection? If you mark your calendars for January 6 through the 12th you can purchase it for 90% off. It's usually 9.99 for three full length Christian mystery romances. For this limited time it will be $.99.

Here’s the scoop!

A small town where everyone knows everyone. Or do they? Who is the silent thief in the night? Who is setting fiery surprises and why? Is there a stalker? And more questions of who and why must be solved. Yet in the midst of the danger around them, unlikely couples find the courage to love. And faith to trust God. Why not download this suspenseful romance by a USA Today Bestselling Author today?

Welcome to Steadfast, Wisconsin, a small town whose people and mysteries you may never forget. Click here for more info.


From Josie Rivera --Another bargain!

Ring in the new year with my sweet, small town romance celebrating New Year's.  

A Chocolate-Box New Years is on a 99 cent Kindle Countdown. (US residents only.) 

Grab your copy of this clean and wholesome ebook today before the price goes up, because fresh pasta isn't the only thing that takes extra time.


Cheryl St.John's Dancing in the Dark is FREE from January 3rd to the 7th.

He’d had his own baby. Without her...

She'd wanted to dance, get married and have babies...all she had left was dance.
He had everything a man could want--except her forgiveness...

Kendra Price had never wanted to be rich, but she’d wanted to be comfortable, which she was. She’d never wanted to be famous, but to live her passion to the fullest and dance, which she did. She’d wanted to marry Dusty, have babies and live happily ever after. It would never happen.

Dusty Cavanaugh has loved Kendra Price since she walked into the school cafeteria and captured a dozen boyish hearts with the sweep of her stormy gray-green gaze and the lift of her chin. College, marriage, and children had been the plan. But then Dusty made a mistake. There had been no road map for life apart.

Is love enough to guide them back?

Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will enjoy this multi-author series.