New Release: The Wish Maker

The Wish Maker, the second book in my The Billionaires of Silicon Forest series is now live! This book features Wes Lockhart, and Dr. Paige Regis. You'll also find crossover characters and setting from my One Night to Forever series and my Mountain Rescue Romance series. What's the holiday season without a little Christmas magic from Hood Hamlet! The books can be read as standalone.

Cover and Blurb

At Christmastime, sometimes even impossible wishes come true…

One word changed Wes Lockhart’s life forever. Cancer. Fighting for his life completely flipped his priorities, making him realize he wanted—no, needed—to use his billions to help others find the kind of second chance he’d been given. The first person he intended to help? The beautiful, caring, and dedicated oncologist who got him through his treatments and ushered him into remission. And what better time than the holidays to become her not-so-secret Santa?

Dr. Paige Regis has spent her entire career helping others, often at the expense of her personal life. She’d love to start a family of her own—but with her current patients and her plans to open a brand-new cancer center, it seems like an impossible dream. It’s not until she reconnects with the charming Wes that she realizes he might just be the man to make all her Christmas wishes come true.

Can Wes and Paige open their hearts to the magic of the season—and each other—to get a shot at their very own Christmas miracle? Or will past hurts and doubts end their happily ever after before it even begins?

Click here to purchase The Wish Maker. Available in on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited in eBook and also on Amazon in paperback!

Giveaway

To celebrate the release, I have a giveaway on my Facebook page. I made a prize pack that's themed to The Wish Maker. Included in the prize pack are:

The Wish Maker-themed prize pack includes:

Thirty-One Gifts Mini Storage Bin
• Hallmark Holiday Collection (4 DVDs)
• Baking set
• Kitchen towel
• 3 Kitchen clips
• Mitten ornament
• Paper straws
• Anklets
• Antler headband
• Santa Hat
• Star ornaments
• Bell ornament
• Gingerbread cookie cutter
• Santa Double Crisp candy
• Chocolate bar
• Hot Cocoa envelope
• Santa Bear mini ornament
• Merry mini ornament
• Heart mini ornament
• Melissa McClone button/pin
• Christmas at the Castle bottle cap keyring
• Mountain Rescue Romance series bookmark
• Bar V5 Ranch series bookmark
• Home for Christmas recipe card

To enter, click here!

Entries accepted until 11:59 PM PST on 12/15. Winner will be announced on Monday morning 12/16 PST on my Facebook Page.

Sweet Romance for Christmas #RomBks4Chris19: Julie Colter Bellon


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Truth or Dare
By Julie Coulter Bellon
Sweet Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Novella
ebook, 134 Pages
May 8th 2018 by Stone Hall Books

After a year of recovery, wounded war veteran Jonah Harrison comes home for Christmas. No longer the outgoing high school track star, he just wants to be left alone, away from well-meaning friends and neighbors. But when a blizzard strands him with Kami Jackson—the girl who once knew him best—he can’t hide anything from her, no matter how much he wants to. Kami has a wounded heart of her own, though, and it might take a miracle—or at least two matchmaking dogs—for them to find the healing they both long for and the courage to reach for a chance at love

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Excerpt

Being here brought back so many warm memories for her, like sunshine chasing away all her shadows. The reality was, though some things seemed the same, their lives were very different than what they had been. She needed to keep that in mind.

Kami ran a hand through her damp hair and suppressed another shiver. She caught chills easily; that hadn’t changed. Back in the day, no matter what season it was, Jonah would be hot and she’d always be cold. He usually had his arm around her to warm her up, though. That was one thing she wished hadn’t changed, even if it was just for tonight.

She stole a peek behind her. The military had been good to Jonah. He’d always been athletic and good-looking, but now he was powerful and had a ruggedness to him. His blond hair was cropped, military-style, but the short-sleeved T-shirt he wore that proudly said Marines on it pulled across a broad chest and showed off some muscular arms. On the outside, he seemed more like his old self, but every now and then his change in demeanor told her there was a lot going on behind those blue eyes, and he didn’t seem in the mood to share. For now, anyway.

About the Author

Julie Coulter Bellon is the author of nearly two dozen romantic suspense novels. Her book All Fall Down won the RONE award for Best Suspense, Pocket Full of Posies won a RONE Honorable Mention for Best Suspense and The Captain was a RONE award finalist for Best Suspense. Most recently, her books The Capture and Second Look were both Whitney finalists for Best Suspense/Mystery. Julie loves to travel and her favorite cities she's visited so far are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. In her free time she loves to read, write, teach, watch Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

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Tour Schedule
(Posts go live on the day they're scheduled.)

December 11th: Launch
December 12th: Julie Coulter BellonTruth or Dare
December 13th: Delaney CameronThe Gift of Love
December 14th: Raneé S. ClarkHer Country Christmas Date
December 15th: Stephanie FowersRobin and Marian
December 16th: Aspen HadleyBlind Dates, Bridesmaids & Other Disasters
December 17th: Maria HoaglandSanta Cam
December 18th: Rachel JohnThe Christmas Bachelor Auction
December 19th: Sally JohnsonDear Mr. Darcy
December 20th: D.E. MaloneLove Like Forever
December 21st: Melissa McCloneMountain Rescue Romance Series
December 22nd: Brooke St. JamesThe Suite Life
December 23rd: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card
Open internationally (as long as winner is eligible to receive prize)
Ends December 28, 2019

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Sweet Romance For Christmas #RomBks4Chris19: December 11th-23rd


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Sweet Romance for Christmas

We're excited to be sharing books from eleven sweet romance authors with you this holiday season! Each day a different author and book or series will be featured. There is also a fantastic giveaway! If you're a sweet romance fan, join us on this tour!

Tour Schedule
(Posts go live on the day they're scheduled.)

December 11th: Launch
December 12th: Julie Coulter BellonTruth or Dare
December 13th: Delaney CameronThe Gift of Love
December 14th: Raneé S. ClarkHer Country Christmas Date
December 15th: Stephanie FowersRobin and Marian
December 16th: Aspen HadleyBlind Dates, Bridesmaids & Other Disasters
December 17th: Maria HoaglandSanta Cam
December 18th: Rachel JohnThe Christmas Bachelor Auction
December 19th: Sally JohnsonDear Mr. Darcy
December 20th: D.E. MaloneLove Like Forever
December 21st: Melissa McCloneMountain Rescue Romance Series
December 22nd: Brooke St. JamesThe Suite Life
December 23rd: Grand Finale

Blogs Participating

Andi's Book Reviews
Baroness' Book Trove
Beauty in the Binding
Becky on Books
Bookworm Lisa
Candrel's Crafts, Cooks, and Characters
Christy's Cozy Corners
Cover Lover Book Review
EmpowerMoms
FaithLaneAuthor
Hallie Reads
Harlie's Books
Heidi Reads…
Jorie Loves A Story
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Liberty's Literary Loves
Library Lady's Kid Lit
Locks, Hooks and Books
My Life, Loves and Passion
Nicole's Book Musings
Paulette's Papers
Reading Is My SuperPower
Reading On The Edge
Remembrancy
SPLASHES of Joy
underneath the covers
Wishful Endings

Tour Giveaway

1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card
Open internationally (as long as winner is eligible to receive prize)
Ends December 28, 2019

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Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Jane Porter’s Oh, Christmas Night

It's already the second week of December, and I have a 2019 project “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway feature for you. In these posts, you get to hear about a book and have a chance to win a prize! Each featured author helped with the 2019 Mother's Day thermal bags that were donated to three Washington state Fisher Houses—VA Puget Sound Healthcare System in Seattle, Madigan Army Medical Center at JBLM, and VA Portland Health Care System in Vancouver.

OH, CHRISTMAS NIGHT by Jane Porter is in this week's spotlight. The book is a standalone set in Marietta, Montana, and if you've read any of her stories set there, you'll see a few familiar characters in this one. Here's what I had to say about this book when I recommended it on Bookbub:

“Oh, Christmas Night has two of my favorite things: small town at Christmastime and a bookstore! For those who have read any of Jane Porter’s stories set in Marietta, you’ll see a few familiar faces. For those new to the setting, the heroine is too, so you’ll get to explore the town through her eyes! It’s a wonderful place to spend the holidays! I could really feel for the heroine (though I would love for someone to gift me a bookshop!) as she tried to figure out what to do. The hero could have gone two ways with this plot, but he proves himself to be a really good guy, time and time again. And the ending. Sigh… It was the perfect end to this sweet, heartwarming Christmas romance.” – Melissa McClone

Here's the blurb for A CHRISTMAS ROMANCE:

Brilliant, but overworked California accountant, Rachel Mills, inherits an old bookstore in Marietta, Montana, just as she’s been passed over for a huge promotion. The smart thing to do would be to buckle down and keep on working. But for the first time in her life, she goes with impulsive and books a flight to Montana to inspect the bookstore, and hopefully have her first white Christmas ever.

Texan lawyer and entrepreneur, Atticus Bowen, has found the perfect location for his next restaurant—the two-story, turn-of-the-century brick building on Marietta’s Main Street. All he has to do is convince the new owner to sell Paradise Books to him. After all, used bookstores aren’t practical or viable businesses, and he’s making Rachel Mills a very generous offer. But instead of jumping on his offer, Rachel decides she’s going to open the bookstore doors for December and ‘explore her options.

The last thing Rachel expected was to fall in love with the old bookstore, or charming Marietta. She never expected sparks to fly with handsome, arrogant Atticus Bowen, either. Smart, practical Rachel realizes she just might be falling in love with the sexy, opinionated Texan lawyer — something that could prove to be neither smart, nor practical….or the best decision of her life.

To buy your copy, click here!

I'm a big fan of Christmas romances and Jane Porter, so I was excited to read this one when it came out. You can check out my recommendation above! I've used the bookstore that features in this story in a couple of my books set in Marietta, Montana, so I was curious to see what happened to it. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed. Owning a bookstore would be a dream come true for me. What do you think?

Tell me in the comment section to be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card (sent via email). If the winner would rather have a Starbucks e-card, that's okay, too! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday morning (December 16th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, December 23rd to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, December 10th to Monday, December 16th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 12/23/19. 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 Jane for sponsoring a tote bag for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.

Holiday Wishes Romance Giveaway 12/5-25

A Sleighful of Prizes and Video Holiday Greetings from the Authors!

Come listen and watch as some of your favorite romance authors give you their best wishes for the holiday in a special video! To celebrate the season, they’re giving away a grand prize package that includes a Kindle Fire, 6-months of Kindle Unlimited, and a $20 Amazon gift card. Santa also has a bag full of runners-up prizes, including gift cards and ebook prize packs.

To go to the giveaway, click here!

Still want more? Check out the fantastic reads in the Holiday Wishes All Romance Genres Book Fair, and play the Scavenger Hunt Game for your chance at a $50 Amazon gift card!

To go to the book fair and scavenger hunt, click here!

This giveaway is sponsored by the following authors:

Allyson Lindt • Amanda Uhl • Angelica Kate • Anne McClane • C.A. King • C.D. Gorri • Crystal Dawn • Danielle M Haas • Debbie White • Diane Benefiel • Elizabeth Rose • Elsie Davis • Emmanuelle de Maupassant • G.K. Brady • ID Johnson • Jacqueline Diamond • Jacquie Biggar • JC Andrijeski • Jina Bacarr • Joanne Dannon • Josie Riviera • Judith Sterling • Karen Michelle Nutt • Kat Drennan • Kat Samuels • Kerry Blaisdell • Keta Diablo • Kristy Tate • Laurel O'Donnell • Liz Durano • Maria Elena Alonso Sierra • Melissa McClone • Michelle Jo Quinn • Mona Sedrak • Monique McDonell • Naomi Bellina • Penelope Wylde • Ravyn Wilde • Regan Walker • Rhondi Ann • Samantha Keith • Sara Beth Williams • Shana Gray • Sofie Darling • Soraya Naomi • Stormy Legend • Tammy Andresen • Victoria Saccenti • Zoe Dawson • Aileen Harkwood