Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Jennifer Peel’s Second Chance in Paradise

Here's the second “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway for the upcoming 2018 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 2018 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.

Jennifer Peel's new release SECOND CHANCE IN PARADISE is now available and in this week's spotlight. The book is the first in a new series called A Clairborne Family Novel as well as part of a multi-author collection called Destined for Love: Resorts. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Jennifer's book:

“Second Chance in Paradise proves once again why I keep Jennifer at the top of my must-read list. She never disappoints. Swoon-worthy heroes, fabulous settings, and fast-moving storylines make her books land on my favorites list. Loaded with humor Second Chance in Paradise was a great escape. I adored the characters and loved the setting. This second chance love story is one you don't want to miss!” —Kathy from I am a Reader

Here's the blurb for SECOND CHANCE IN PARADISE:

A first love that deserves a second chance.

Doctoral student Holland Reeves may have aced every class she's ever taken, but when it comes to life outside her lab, she finds she has more meaningful relationships with test tubes and pipettes than she does with people. That all changes when a surprise wedding invitation arrives, forcing her to return to the small coastal town of Paradise and the Clairborne Resort, where she left her first dream of being Mrs. Clairborne to begin the dream of becoming Dr. Reeves. There she must face her past and, to her surprise, the only man she ever loved, Porter Clairborne, the prodigal son who has unexpectedly returned.

Together, Holland and Porter must decide if their love deserves a second chance, and if Paradise will finally live up to its name or forever remain a town of broken dreams.

Available for purchase in stores and online, click here!

If you enjoy sweeter romances, you won't want to miss out on Jennifer's latest. Plus it's a second chance at love, and I, well, love that trope. What do you think of the story?

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 (May 14th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, May 21st 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, May 15 to Monday, May 21st at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 5/28/18. 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 her sponsorship of a tote and donating books for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.

Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series: Melissa McClone’s Sweet Beginnings

Welcome to Indigo Bay!

I'm excited to part of the Spring 2018 launch of the Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series along with Pamela Kelley, Kay Correll, Jean Oram, Stacy Claflin, and Jean C. Gordon. The Indigo Bay world has been written so readers can dive in anywhere in the series without missing a beat so grab a glass of sweet tea and enjoy these sweet, heartwarming romances…

The second release in this Spring 2018 launch is SWEET BEGINNINGS by me!

About the book…

A little hope changes everything…

Artist Hope Ryan dreams of seeing her artwork displayed in top galleries again, but a devastating betrayal left her unable to paint as she once did. Instead, she settles for creating unique items for tourists and wedding couples in her hometown. Although Hope longs for more, she refuses to venture outside her comfort zone, fearing the heartbreak and disappointment of failing again.

Highly paid sportscaster Josh Cooper never overcame his bitterness after an injury on the football field sidelined him for good. Finding his solace in alcohol and women only made matters worse until he finally hit rock bottom. Now, he’s looking for redemption. When he’s asked to fly a wedding gown across the country for one of the victims of his wrongs, he doesn't hesitate.

Arriving in Indigo Bay, Josh finds himself captivated by the artist creating the wedding favors. He knows exactly what he wants—Hope—even though she deserves someone better. Can Josh prove he’s more than a broken has-been? Or will he not only lose Hope but also lose himself?

Available at major eBook retailers, click here.

For more info about the previous releases in the series, click here.

Giveaway…

To celebrate the six new releases in the Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series, authors from all three launches have joined together to giveaway a prize pack (approx. value $150) that includes fun summer items and books for you to read!

The prize pack includes:

  • Thirty-One Gifts Sand N’ Shore Thermal Tote
  • Thirty-One Gifts Summer Days Towel
  • Print copy of Sweet Dreams by Stacy Claflin
  • Print copy of Sweet Surprise by Kay Correll
  • Print copy of The Shop on Main by Kay Correll
  • Print copy of Candy Kisses by Jean C. Gordon
  • Print copy of Nashville Dreams by Pamela Kelley
  • Print copy of Jenny by Melissa McClone
  • Print copy of Sweet Matchmaker by Jean Oram
  • Print copy of The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel
  • Waterproof pouch
  • Visor
  • Bag of seashells
  • Flip flop coasters
  • Drink umbrellas
  • Box of sweet tea bags
  • Socks
  • Thirty-One Gifts mini journal
  • Thirty-One Gifts nail file
  • Recipe cards
  • Bookmarks

To enter use the widget or click here.

The Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series Giveaway

Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series: Pamela Kelley’s Sweet Saturdays

Welcome to Indigo Bay!

I'm excited to part of the Spring 2018 launch of the Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series along with Pamela Kelley, Kay Correll, Jean Oram, Stacy Claflin, and Jean C. Gordon. The Indigo Bay world has been written so readers can dive in anywhere in the series without missing a beat so grab a glass of sweet tea and enjoy these sweet, heartwarming romances…

The first release in this Spring 2018 launch is SWEET SATURDAYS by Pamela Kelley!

About the book…

Quinn Jacobs hasn't had a serious relationship in a long time. He's too busy running the family business, Bakey's–a nationwide bakery chain. He's only in town to get the newest store up and running. But he has noticed the woman in the cottage next to his.

And Paula O'Neill has noticed him too. It's hard not to. Like her, he leaves for work early, and comes home late. Paula has a busy job at a local marketing agency but her favorite day of the week is Saturday when she works at her aunt's bakery, decorating cakes.
When her aunt announces that she is retiring and wants Paula to take over the business, she is thrilled. Everything in her life is going so well. She's even started spending time with her new neighbor Quinn, who is funny and sweet and says that the area is growing on him.

But there's one big problem, Quinn hasn't exactly shared what his family's business is with Paula, and Bakey's is going to be opening right across the street from her aunt's bakery. When they've opened in other locations, competing businesses haven't always survived. Will this kill their chance at romance too?

Available at major eBook retailers, click here.

For more info about the previous releases in the series, click here.

Giveaway…

To celebrate the six new releases in the Indigo Bay Sweet Romance Series, authors from all three launches have joined together to giveaway a prize pack (approx. value $150) that includes fun summer items and books for you to read!

The prize pack includes:

  • Thirty-One Gifts Sand N’ Shore Thermal Tote
  • Thirty-One Gifts Summer Days Towel
  • Print copy of Sweet Dreams by Stacy Claflin
  • Print copy of Sweet Surprise by Kay Correll
  • Print copy of The Shop on Main by Kay Correll
  • Print copy of Candy Kisses by Jean C. Gordon
  • Print copy of Nashville Dreams by Pamela Kelley
  • Print copy of Jenny by Melissa McClone
  • Print copy of Sweet Matchmaker by Jean Oram
  • Print copy of The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel
  • Waterproof pouch
  • Visor
  • Bag of seashells
  • Flip flop coasters
  • Drink umbrellas
  • Box of sweet tea bags
  • Socks
  • Thirty-One Gifts mini journal
  • Thirty-One Gifts nail file
  • Recipe cards
  • Bookmarks

To enter use the widget or click here.

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Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Tracy Solheim’s Recipe for Disaster

This is the last “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from the 2017 project before I move fully into posts featuring authors who helped with the 2018 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.

This week I have Tracy Solheim‘s new release RECIPE FOR DISASTER in the spotlight. This is the first book in her new Men of the Secret Service series!) Here's what a reviewer had to say about the book:

“Romance + Suspense + a dash of humor = the perfect RECIPE. Loved the characters of Griffin and Marin…they had just enough flaws to make me love them. This story has enough suspense to keep you guessing and on edge along with a great love story. As always Tracy has great secondary characters and you just hope they have a story so you can read more about them. Loved every minute of this book and can't wait for the next one.”

—Amazon Reviwer

Here's the blurb for RECIPE FOR DISASTER:

Service Agent Griffin Keller always gets his man. And his woman. In pursuit of an international counterfeiter known only as “The Artist”, Griffin stumbles across paintings stolen from the White House and swapped with forgeries. His only clue to the thief's identity–a dish towel from the White House kitchen.

White House pastry chef Marin Chevalier desperately needs a date to her cousin's society wedding. Unfortunately, her busy schedule leaves her little opportunity to meet eligible men. When a sexy Secret Service agent shows up in her kitchen—and just about everywhere else she goes—Marin believes she's finally met the perfect date. But when a series of frightening accidents and near misses plague her, Marin must rely on Griffin as more than just her “plus-one.”

As dead bodies begin to pile up around Marin, Griffin is convinced she’s the link to The Artist. Too bad the curvy chef has gotten under his skin like no other woman. When the clues finally fall into place and Griffin realizes Marin is not the suspect, but instead the target, he'll risk everything in his arsenal to keep her safe.

Click here to purchase from your favorite eBook retailer!

If you enjoy stories with romance and suspense, you'll need to check out Tracy's latest! It sounds fabulous and is on my TBR list! What do you think?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture: package of straws, package of candles, socks, bath set, travel manicure kit, spiral notepad and pen, tissue, shower puffy, Tule post-it notes, luggage tag, Tracy Solheim measuring spoon and nail file, key chain, Kensington Wild Cards, temporary tattoo, pen, and bookmarks! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday morning (May 14th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, May 22nd to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Bonnie Collins! See comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, May 8th to Monday, May 15th at 6 am  PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 5/22/18. 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 Tracy for sponsoring a tote and donating books, bookmarks and swag for the Seattle/JBLM Fisher House moms on Mother's Day. She's been part of this effort for a couple of years now, and I really appreciate her support!

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May FREEBIE Frenzy & Giveaway May 7-11


Welcome to the

May FREEBIE Frenzy & Giveaway

Click to download these free romance reads!

Thank you for being loyal readers! To show their appreciation, authors have come together to offer a book for FREE. Download one or all. Maybe you'll find your next favorite author.

Please note: all sales are limited time offers.

Don't have a Kindle? Don't worry. Read with the FREE Kindle App.

**Please note: these books may not be free on other Amazon sites and many of these books are free for a limited time only.**

To enter, click here!

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