Authors with Heart Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Lynda Ward’s Touch the Stars

TIt took me a while, but I finally have the final “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from our 2016 project! In these features, you get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with the 2016 or 2017 Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to two Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle and Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM.

If you don't know about Lynda Ward, she wrote for Harlequin Super Romance and has been re-releasing some of her backlist. TOUCH THE STARS is book 3 in her Welles Family series.

Here's the blurb for TOUCH THE STARS:

After finally leaving a bad marriage, Kate Welles Brock is living on her own terms, as a businessperson, as a woman. Mysterious philanthropist Paul Florian appreciates her in a way her overbearing family and ex-husband never did, his regard as genuine as his concern for the world’s needy. Kate would find him equally easy to love–if only he weren’t so secretive about his past.

Available at:
Amazon Kindle | BN Nook | iBooks | Google Play

 

Once upon a time, I only read Harlequin category lines. They were my go to for-me-reads through college and after I graduated. I'm so happy that some of these titles are finding new life and readers in eBook format! I like the hint of mystery about the hero's past, and I love that the heroine is strong and living her own life. What do you think?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture: Thirty-one items (spiral notepad, magnetic bookmark, nail file, small rosette clip), socks, travel bath set, travel manicure kit, chocolate bar, hot cocoa mix, tissue, shower puffy, button, key chain, pen, and swag! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday, November 27th here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, December 4th to claim their prize. Please check back to see if you won! I do not contact winners.

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, November 21st to Monday, November 27th  at 6 am PST. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prizes will be given away at a later date, either here on the website or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited.

A special thanks to Lynda for sponsoring two tote bags for the Seattle/JBLM Fisher House moms on Mother's Day. She's been a part of this effort in 2015 and 2016, and I really appreciate her support!

Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Scarlet Wilson’s A Family Made at Christmas

Here's another “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from this year's 2017 project! In these features, you get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with the 2017 Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to two Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle and Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM.

If you enjoy holiday readers, you'll want to check out Scarlet Wilson‘s A FAMILY MADE AT CHRISTMAS. Scarlet writes for Harlequin (Romance and Medical lines), Tule, and Entagled. Here's what reviewer had to say about Scarlet's book:

“I enjoyed this book it was such a sweet romance…. If you like a tough but sweet and clean romance then this book is for you. Perfect for the holiday time.” —Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for A FAMILY MADE AT CHRISTMAS:

A family to heal her heart…

For physiotherapist April Henderson, gorgeous army doc Riley Callaghan is off-limits. With her life-altering surgery looming, she can't afford to consider anyone else right now. But when Riley is given the biggest news of his life—a son he knew nothing about—April can't help but offer him support.

Spending time with Riley and his adorable son, Finn, at Christmas gives April a glimpse of the life she's always wanted. But can she risk her heart when her future is so uncertain?

Click here to purchase!

My son is named Finn so I already love this! Of course, there's a lot of other things to like about this story—a military hero, secret baby (well, kid) and Christmas setting. What do you think?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture: scarf, bath set, travel manicure kit, socks, candy, tissue, shower puffy, magnetic notepad, swag, and bookmarks! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday (November 20th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, November 27th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Denise Johnson. Please see comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, November 14th, to Monday, November 20th at 6 am PST. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prizes will be given away at a later date, either here on the website or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited.

A special thanks to Scarlet for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books and swag for the Seattle/JBLM Fisher House moms on Mother's Day. She's been a part of this effort for a few years now and sends her donations from overseas. I really appreciate her support!

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New Release: Sweet Holiday Wishes

I've mentioned the multi-author Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series, and I'm happy to announce I'm part of the world now! Today is the launch of four short Holiday stories set in Indigo Bay. Each heartwarming story is standalone but shares a common setting. The stories are also priced at only 99 cents!

My story, SWEET HOLIDAY WISHES, features Army Staff Sergeant Mitchell Hamilton and his wife, Lizzy, who are mentioned in my Beach Brides story JENNY. You'll also get a peek at what Dare and Jenny are doing for the holidays!

Blurb

Lizzy Hamilton wants to skip Christmas this year. Working as a nurse while holding her marriage to an Army Ranger together has drained her energy and joy. She’s a pro at caring for others, but she needs someone to look out for her, too. However, when her soon-to-be ex-husband, Mitch, asks if she’ll spend the holidays with him—just as friends—so he won’t be alone, she can’t say no because, other than his platoon, she’s the only family he has.

Staff Sergeant Mitchell Hamilton wants only one Christmas gift—his wife. Frequent deployments and training exercises sent him away from home, and he had no idea how taken for granted Lizzy felt until she asked him for a divorce two months ago. Now his mission is to show his wife he’ll do anything to save their marriage. He only hopes his plan to win her back with a holiday vacation to Indigo Bay, a coastal resort town, works. He can’t—won’t—lose Lizzy forever.

Sweet Holiday Wishes is available at the following eBook retailers:

Amazon / NOOK / iBooks / Kobo / Google Play

*** Due to the short length, there will not be a print version of this story. ***

Indigo Bay Sweet Holiday Reads

These are the other three short stories in the series:

Sweet Holiday Surprise by Jean Oram

Rule Number One: Never date the boss.

Given Alexa’s crash and burn history with office romances, it should be an easy rule to follow. Then again, her rules have never gone up against Cash Campbell.

Her charming CEO boss has a way of looking at her that makes her feel as though she’s the center of his universe, and their constant flirting increases the heat whenever their eyes meet. His attention makes for an addictive, yet tricky situation.

But Cash likes to keep things light and simple. He doesn’t make promises he can’t keep, and maintains enough space to move fast in the boardroom—as well as in his love life. However, there’s something captivating about his assistant’s direct honesty that has monopolized his attention for almost a year. The problem is, he knows she’ll never date the boss…and he really needs this job. Even if he could date her, she likes things orderly and his life and problems are anything but.

When the two attend a wedding in the dreamy ocean town of Indigo Bay, they begin to wonder why they ever bothered following the rules. Because sometimes breaking the rules is the best way to discover the love of your life.

Amazon / NOOK / iBooks / Kobo / Google Play

Sweet Holiday Memories by Kay Correll

Sometimes a surprise from the past changes the future forever…

Meredith Snowden — who by some strange twist of fate has the nickname Merry — avoids everything to do with the holidays. Everything.

Except…

This year she’s in charge of the holiday bake sale. Not the best way to avoid Christmas.

Then Austin Sullivan returns to town and literally runs into Merry sprawled on the sidewalk among boxes of smashed cookies. Austin is all about Christmas and offers help with the baking and the sale. Merry’s carefully hidden memories of Christmas past begin to resurface.

Will Austin’s love of the holidays and a single lost ornament bring the magic of Christmas back into Merry’s life?

 Amazon / NOOK / iBooks / Kobo / Google Play

Sweet Holiday Traditions by Danielle Stewart

Can it still be called a family vacation if your family doesn’t show up? Frieda is about to find out. When the holiday season starts to fall to pieces in walks Milo, ready to put it all back together.

Amazon / NOOK / iBooks / Kobo / Google Play

You can find out about other books set in the Indigo Bay world by clicking here!

Giveaway

I'm also celebrating with a release week giveaway on my Facebook page to win a prize pack that includes:

  • Thirty-One Littles Carry All Caddy (Santa)
  • Two Zipper Pouches
  • Hallmark Book ornament
  • Oven Mitt
  • Dish Towel
  • Cupcake holders
  • Chocolate Bar
  • Mini Candy Canes
  • Snowman Ornament
  • Ornament garland
  • Scarf
  • Socks
  • Tree Cookie cutter
  • 3 Hot Cocoa pouches
  • Travel sewing kit
  • Bell doorknob hanger
  • Bell necklace

To enter, click here to go to my Facebook page!

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Authors with Heart: Jennifer Faye’s A Moment at Christmas

I have another “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from this year's 2017 project! In these features, you get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with the 2017 Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to two Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle and Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM.

I want to tell you about Jennifer Faye‘s A MOMENT AT CHRISTMAS which is part of her five book A Whistle Stop Romance series.Right now, the first book in the series is free and Book #2 is only 99 cents so be sure to check it out! Here's what a reviewer had to say about Jennifer's book:

“Ms. Faye has written a holiday story that will make you smile and laugh and just want to sit down with this family and enjoy some holiday spirit. I really enjoyed it and highly recommend.!” —Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for A MOMENT AT CHRISTMAS:

Needed: A nanny in time for Christmas!

Christian Danser keeps his home at the Broken Arrow Ranch just as his late wife left it: cozy and orderly. With an early winter settling in and the ranch shorthanded, he needs a nanny ASAP.

When Noelle Forrester finds herself unexpectedly unemployed, she and her young son are facing eviction. An ad for a live-in nanny appears to be the answer to her prayers. Until she comes face-to-face with Christian–the sexy yet irritating cowboy who cost Noelle her previous job!

Christian resists hiring the beautiful but failed waitress. She's too young, too busy, and far too tempting. Nonetheless, when his daughter takes a shine to Noelle, he reconsiders. But when Noelle's holiday cheer conflicts with Christian's avoidance of the holiday, sparks fly. Somehow, Noelle has to open Christian's heart to the spirit of Christmas…or she and her son will be homeless by the New Year.

Click here to purchase!

This sounds like a very sweet Christmas story. I love the ranch setting (love cowboys!) as well as the two kids. What do you think?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture: two Pioneer Woman kitchen towels, wall hanging, travel bath set, travel manicure kit, socks, hot cocoa, candy, tissue, shower puffy, notepad and pen, magnetic notepad, keychain, pin, and bookmarks! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Tuesday (November 7th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Tuesday, November 21st to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** Giveaway closed. The winner is Tammy Beck! Please see the comment section on how to claim your prize. ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Wednesday, November 8th, to Tuesday, November 14th at 6 am PST. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Not responsible for loss or damage during shipping. Unclaimed prizes will be given away at a later date, either here on the website or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited.

A special thanks to Jennifer for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books and swag for the Seattle/JBLM Fisher House moms on Mother's Day. She's been a part of this effort for a few years now, and I really appreciate her support!

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