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Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Jeannie Moon’s Then Came You

Here is the next “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from our 2017 project! I'll be doing these posts until spring of 2018, plus catching up with a few authors from 2016. I'm still a little behind. 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.

The wonderful Jeannie Moon has an upcoming release called THEN CAME YOU, book #1 in her new Compass Cove series. If you preorder THEN CAME YOU, Jeannie is graciously donating 10% of the proceeds to America's VetDogs which is located in Long Island New York.

“A warm and lovely comfort read that will make you fall in love–not only with Mia and Adam, the endearing leads, but with the town of Comfort Cove!” — Virginia Kantra, New York Times Best Selling Author

Here's the blurb for THEN CAME YOU:

Mia DeAngelis knew it was time to make a change. Wanting to provide a better life for herself and her ten-year-old nephew, Ben, she took a chance and moved to the small town of Compass Cove. Now, the college librarian is adapting to a new job, a new town, and living with her feisty seventy-eight-year-old grandmother. Mia is determined to make it all work, hoping the coastal hamlet gives both her and Ben the sense of community, family and belonging they both want so much.

Adam Miller, a retired NFL quarterback, has come back to Compass Cove to start over after an injury puts an end to his high-octane life. Settling into the small town routine proves to be a challenge, but his job coaching at Jennings College gives him a sense of purpose, while keeping him connected to the game he loves.

There couldn't be two people more different, yet the minute they meet, friends and family have no doubt they belong together. Now if Mia and Adam can only get out or their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave…

Available at:
Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

Oh, this small town romance sounds wonderful. I worked for four years at the engineering library when I was in college so I must admit I love the heroine's occupation and the college setting. What do you think?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture:  Pioneer Women oven mitt and hot pad, chocolate bar, bath set, days of week pad, notepad and pen, travel manicure set, shower scrubby, bottlecap keychain, and bookmarks. I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday (September 25th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, September 18th to claim their prize.

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from September 19th, to Monday, September 25th at 6 am PDT. 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 Jeannie 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 couple of years, and I really appreciate her support!


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Authors with Heart Spotlight: Lynda Ward’s Precious Things

Here's an “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from our 2016 project! I'll be doing these posts until spring of 2018, plus catching up with a few authors from 2016. I'm finally catching up. 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.

This week the spotlight is on Lynda Ward's PRECIOUS THINGS. I met Lynda through an online writers group that used to be on GEnie a long time ago. Lynda wrote for Harlequin Superromance and is now re-releasing the titles through Belgrade Press. Lynda was kind enough to sponsor two totes for the Fisher House Project.

Here's the blurb for PRECIOUS THINGS:

Mark and Amanda Wexler have a perfect life: a long, happy marriage, a thriving antiques business–and now Amanda is expecting the child they've always wanted. Then tests show their baby will be born with Down syndrome. Suddenly their perfect life seems as fragile as the antiques in their showroom. Will their marriage be strong enough to handle the challenges facing them and their child? Women’s Fiction by Lynda Ward; originally published by Harlequin Superromance.

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

This sounds like a very emotional story! I remember being counseled to have additional tests with one of my child's pregnancies for a similar reason. I have to admit, I do like stories that happen after the “I do” and have written a couple of fractured marriage stories myself. Do you like reading them?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes: owl dish towel, owl journal, owl lotion, owl lip gloss, shower set, socks, mini notebook, tissue, shower scrubby, pen, bottle cap key chain, nail file, Joanne Rock temporary tattoo, and bookmarks. I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday (September 18th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, September 25th to claim their prize.

*** According to random.org, Nicole (Nicky) Ortiz is the winner! See comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from September 12th to September 18th at 6 am PDT. 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 totes for the Seattle/JBLM Fisher House moms on Mother's Day. She's been a part of this effort for a couple of years, and I really appreciate her support!

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Love at the Chocolate Shop: C.J. Carmichael’s Sweet Dreams Baby

September means the last release in the twelve-book multi-author series LOVE AT THE CHOCOLATE SHOP. It's hard to believe it's been a year since the first book was released back in October 2016. CJ Carmichael kicked off the series last October with MELT MY HEART COWBOY and she ends it with SWEET DREAMS, BABY.

Here's the blurb:

Three weeks ago, Portia Bishop mailed a letter to the father of her baby, Saddle Bronc rider Austin Bradshaw. It’s a letter she should have written a long time ago—like when she first found out she was pregnant, shortly after she ended things with Austin, dropped out of college, and went running to her family in Marietta, Montana.

Austin has loved Portia since he first laid his eyes on her in college. A year ago, he convinced her to do something impulsive and very romantic. Now, as he opens her letter, Austin has two reasons to return to Marietta–win back the heart of the woman he still loves and convince her he's a good bet for a forever man and father.

 

Available at:

Amazon Kindle/BN NOOK/iBooks/Kobo/Google Play

I've been waiting for this story since Portia was introduced in the first book. I had fun introducing Austin in A THANKFUL HEART when he showed up at the chocolate shop! I'm so excited to see what happens.

To celebrate CJ's release of SWEET DREAMS, BABY, I have a giveaway. To enter, tell me what you think of the story based on the blurb? The prize pack includes:

  • Tule Book Girls bag
  • Caramel apple kit
  • Godiva Chocolate
  • Ghirardelli Chocolate
  • Thirty-One notepad
  • Thirty-One magnetic bookmark
  • Thirty-One nail file
  • Bandana
  • Travel sewing kit
  • Montana pin
  • Tule Publishing Group post-it notes
  • A Thankful Heart bottle cap key chain
  • 8 Love at the Chocolate Shop Recipe Cards

I’ll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Wednesday morning (September 13th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by September 20th to claim their prize.

*** The winner is Martha T! Please see comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from 9/7 to 9/13 at 6:00 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. 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 blog or on my Facebook page. Void where prohibited by law.SaveSave

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Authors with Heart: Lenora Worth’s Tracker

Here's the next “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from our 2017 project! I'll be doing these posts until spring of 2018, plus catching up with a few authors from 2016. I'm still a little behind. 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'm excited to tell you about Lenora Worth‘s new release called TRACKER. It's part of the Classified K-9 Unit series from Love Inspired Suspense. Here's what one reviewer had to say:

“This book is one of six books in which the dogs make up a unit with their human FBI partners. While each book is a stand alone book, there is a unifying thread woven throughout each story. I found these books to be delightful, suspenseful, romantic stories complete with the good guys and the bad guys. Being a dog lover, I, of course, fell in love with the dogs.” —Amazon reviewer

Here's the blurb for TRACKER (Classified K-9 Unit):

MISSION: REUNITE MOTHER AND SON

Single mother Penny Potter has spent months in hiding to keep her toddler from his father, a rogue FBI agent turned fugitive. But he's determined to flee the country with the child, and she can't dodge him forever. When he corners Penny in the Montana wilderness and gets away with their son, she's forced to trust his brother, handsome FBI K-9 agent Zeke Morrow. And Zeke must decide where his loyalty lies: with his sibling or the woman he wasn't supposed to fall for. As the bullets fly and family ties are tested, Penny and Zeke will fight to save the boy who brought them together.

Available at:
Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iBooks | Google Play

I love books with animals, especially K-9 officers, and I've enjoyed the couple of Classified K-9 Unit stories I've read. I can't wait to read this one. The brother angle is interesting. What do you think?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture: a stuffed dog, socks, body butter set, magnetic notepad, travel manicure kit, shower scrubby, bottle cap keychain, post-it note pad, tissue, and bookmarks/swag! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday (September 11th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, September 18th to claim their prize.

*** The winner is Karen Young! Please see comments on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, September 5th, to Monday, September 11th at 6 am PDT. 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 Lenora for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books for the Seattle/JBLM Fisher House moms on Mother's Day. She's been a part of this effort for the a couple of years, and I really appreciate her support!

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Authors With Heart Spotlight: Donna Alward’s Someone to Love

Here's the next “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack. This one is from our 2016 project. I'm still catching up with a few authors. 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 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.

This spotlight feature's Donna Alward‘s SOMEONE TO LOVE which is part of her Darling, VT series.

“The latest offering the Darling Vermont series is an emotionally poignant, can’t-put-it-down, opposites-attract tearjerker. A true treasure from page one to the beautiful, touching ending. Alward’s witty dialogue drives this powerful tale, but it’s her little boy costars and her paradoxical, damaged hero and heroine that make hearts sing and rule every page of this sweet and steamy love story.” —RT Book Club

Here's the blurb for SOMEONE TO LOVE:

Some wishes do come true

Ethan Gallagher is a firefighter in Darling, Vermont, who followed tradition and pledged his love on the Kissing Bridge to ensure lifelong happiness. A few years later, he’s a widower with two rambunctious boys who no longer believes in magic. But even he has to admit that free-spirited Willow Dunaway fills him with wonder…and an attraction he cannot deny.

Willow’s come back to Darling a different girl than the one who left after high school. Overcoming her past and owning her own business has made her into a strong, independent woman. Single dad Ethan appeals to her in a way she didn’t expect, even though settling down is the last thing on her mind. But after fire destroys the local food bank, the town rallies, and a fling between Ethan and Willow leads to unintended consequences. Can they find a way out of their heartbreak to make a home in each other’s hearts?

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

Oh, this sounds like a wonderful story. I love firefighter heroes so much! I can't what to read what happens. What do you think?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture' scarf, candy, bath set, fashion emergency kit, color note pad, Thirty-One nail file, pen, tissue, shower scrubby, key chain, temporary tattoo, and bookmarks. ! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Wednesday (September 6th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Wednesday, September 13th to claim their prize.

*** The winner is Charish Otte! See comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Thursday, August 31st, to Wednesday, September 6th at 6 am PDT. 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 Donna for 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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Authors with Heart: Joanne Rock’s Second Chance Cowboy

Are you ready for the next “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from our 2017 project! I'll be doing these posts until spring of 2018, plus catching up with a few authors from 2016. I'm still a little behind. 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.

My friend and talented author Joanne Rock has a new release out called SECOND CHANCE COWBOY that's part of her Road to Romance series. Here's what one reviewer had to say about her book:

“This was a beautiful story of a second chance at love. The story unfolded in a perfect pace, nothing about it was rushed. The writing was fantastic. A story that pulls you in and you won't be able to put the book down until you are finished. That is a sign of a talented writer to keep you that engrossed in the story. I loved it!” —Goodreads reviewer

Here's the blurb for SECOND CHANCE COWBOY:(Road to Romance Book 2)

Dancer Larissa Martine is ready to start over and Las Vegas seems like the perfect city for a shiny new beginning. But first, to honor her pact with her girlfriends, she wants to make a quick stop in Cheyenne, WY to make amends with her first love, the guy she left to chase her dreams of Broadway fame. Except rancher Matt Briggs isn’t nearly as interested in her regrets as he is in keeping her in town for his sister's wedding. It’s a request she can’t deny when his family takes up the cause to make her stay for just one more week, but it’s difficult to maintain her friends-only boundaries with a man who attracts her as much as ever.

After losing his father and inheriting the family ranch in addition to the one he’d bought on his own, Matt’s life is all about obligations. But Larissa’s unexpected arrival during the wedding mayhem is a bright spot he won’t ignore, even if that means tempting her into far more than just a dance. He figures one night with her will bring them both some peace with their past, which is all she said she wanted. But one night leaves Matt wanting a whole lot more and this time, he’s willing to gamble everything to make her stay.

Available at:
Amazon Kindle | BN Nook | Kobo | iBooks

A dancer and a rancher—this sounds like a great story! And it's another second chance at love romance. How fun. What do you think?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture: caramel corn, scarf, shower set, travel manicure kit, shower scrubby, notepad and pen, post-it flag set, Joanne Rock bookmarks and temporary tattoo, Think Harlequin post-it notes and pin, and other bookmarks! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Tuesday (August 31st) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Tuesday, September 5th to claim their prize.

*** The winner is LuCinda S LaMay! Please see the comment section on how to claim your prize. ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Wednesday, August 23rd to Tuesday, August 31st at 6 am PDT. 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 Joanne 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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