Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Joanne Rock’s Game on

Here's another book for you in the 2019 project “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway features! 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.

This week's spotlight feature's Joanne Rock‘s new release GAME ON. This is book #2 in her Texas Playmakers series. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Joanne's book:

“A thoroughly enjoyable book that keeps you tapped into the story from the first page. Nate and Keely are two souls trying to figure out life and find their way to a lasting love.”—Amazon reviewer

Here's the blurb for GAME ON:

He’s home to recover …and rekindle a romance with his first love

After a hitting streak propels him onto a major league roster, Nate Ramsey lands on the injured list. The one bright spot in a frustrating summer is returning home to Last Stand, Texas – until he's tasked with confronting Keely Harper, an old flame whose business is running roughshod over his grandfather’s farm. Nate accepted it when she ended things five years ago, but he won’t overlook a slight to the rest of the Ramseys. What game is she playing?

Keely has always carried the weight of responsibility for her dysfunctional family, so she can’t regret the way she ended things with Nate. Cutting him loose to pursue his dreams was the kindest thing she could have done for a man with talent to take him far beyond Last Stand. Except now he’s back, and the fireworks between them haven’t faded a bit. If she gives into the temptation of a kiss, will she be able to let him go again once his injury heals and baseball wants him back?

To buy your copy, click here!

Oh, I baseball player heading home! I enjoy Joanne Rock's books so much and this looks like a really good one. Second chance romances are favorites of mine, too! 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 (August 26th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, August 26th 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, August 20th to Monday, August 26th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 9/02/19. 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 Joanne Rock for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books and swag for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.

Her Royal Duty Series Blitz and Giveaway

Book #1

 

Title: The Reluctant Princess
Series: Her Royal Duty #1
Author: Melissa McClone
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2019

 

Blurb

 

She wants to work on a pit crew—not be a princess.

 

Mechanic Isabel “Izzy” Poussard’s life revolves around cars. Determined to be a member of a racing team’s pit crew, she’ll do whatever it takes to make her dream come true. The last thing she expects is for a gorgeous guy to step out of a limousine and tell her she’s a long-lost princess…and his wife.

Crown Prince Nikola “Niko” Kresimir of Vernonia wants one thing from Isabel—an annulment. The pretty American wearing grease-stained coveralls is too rough around the edges to be the future queen. Their marriage, the result of an archaic custom neither knew about, needs to end so he can modernize his country.

As sparks fly, Niko and Izzy fight their growing attraction for each other. Neither wants to remain in an arranged marriage, but that might be the only way to keep peace in the kingdom. Is a love match possible where all their dreams can come true? Or will aspirations and pride keep them from living happily ever after?

 

 

 

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / CA

 

Book #2

 

Title: The Not-So-Perfect Princess
Series: Her Royal Duty #2
Author: Melissa McClone
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2019

 

Blurb

 

Duty requires her to marry—but she’s having second thoughts.

 

Princess Julianna dreams of marrying for love, but no one cares what she wants. The future of her kingdom—and countrywomen—depends on her arranged marriage. Too bad, her intended’s brother is the one who captures her interest with his good looks and sailing skills. She’ll just have to push aside her attraction and do what’s right for everyone else, if not for herself…
 
Prince Alejandro wants nothing more than to relinquish his title. He can’t wait for his older brother to marry and have a child. That is, until he meets the beautiful princess destined to be his country’s future queen. Julianna holds the key to his freedom, yet he recognizes a kindred spirit—someone trapped by the demands of being royalty—and finds her utterly irresistible.
 
Knowing the royal wedding must occur for the sake of their countries doesn’t stop them from wanting to be together. A happy ending could be theirs if they are willing to accept the consequences of following their hearts. Will duty or love reign supreme?

 

 

 

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / CA

 

Book #3

 

 

Title: The Proper Princess
Series: Her Royal Duty #3
Author: Melissa McClone
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 8, 2019

 

Blurb

 

She’s been a proper princess—but she wants to rebel.
 
After the death of her fiancé, Princess Madeleine knows a loveless, arranged marriage awaits her. She’s resigned to her fate until she meets her intended husband. Crown Prince Enrique is gorgeous, but he comes on way too strong, says the wrong things, and fumbles with apologies. He’s more court jester than Prince Charming. How can she marry him?
 
Enrique might be self-centered and lack social skills, but he’s trying to do better—for himself, his country, and his future wife. Despite their royal union being a political necessity, he wants his marriage with the captivating Madeleine to be a love match. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to woo her. How hard can it be to win his princess bride’s heart?
 
Nearly impossible, he discovers, because Madeleine seems unwilling—or unable—to give him her heart. On their wedding day, instead of exchanging vows, will the royal couple say goodbye?

 

 

 

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

 

 

Author Bio

 

With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters. Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! Since then, she has published over forty romance novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group. She’s a USA Today Bestselling author. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do!

 

Author Links

 

Giveaway

 

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Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Dani Collins’ The Maid’s Spanish Secret

Here's another book for you in the 2019 project “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway features! 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.

THE MAID'S SPANISH SECRET by Dani Collins is in this week's spotlight. This new release is part of the multi-author Secret Heirs of Billionaires series from Harlequin Presents. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Dani's book:

” Ms. Collins always delivers a fantastic story and this one is another showing her amazing talent.”—Amazon reviewer

Here's the blurb for THE MAID'S SPANISH SECRET

You will come to Spain. You will marry me…”

For sweet maid Poppy Harris, her one and only passionate experience was scorching and absolutely forbidden. She shouldn’t have succumbed to Spanish aristocrat Rico Montero’s tantalizing seduction, but his touch was all consuming…and had a nine-month consequence! Poppy believes they could never be anything more. Until Rico appears on her doorstep demanding his hidden daughter—and determined to make Poppy his wife!

Enjoy this intensely dramatic marriage of convenience!

To buy your copy, click here!

 I love to read Dani's Harlequin Presents. She never disappoints. I have no doubt Dani will make this an amazing marriage of convenience story. Love the maid heroine! 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 (August 19th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, August 26th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** Nicole (Nicky) Ortiz is the winner! Please see comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, August 13th to Monday, August 19th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 8/26/19. 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 Dani Collins for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books and swag for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.

New Release: The Proper Princess

The Perfect Princess, the third and final book in my Her Royal Duty series is now live! This book features Princess Madeleine-Victoria, and Prince Enrique from La Isla de la Aurora, who was introduced in The Not-So-Perfect Princess. The three books can be read as standalone.

Cover and Blurb

She’s been a proper princess—but she wants to rebel.

After the death of her fiancé, Princess Madeleine knows a loveless, arranged marriage awaits her. She’s resigned to her fate until she meets her intended husband. Crown Prince Enrique is gorgeous, but he comes on way too strong, says the wrong things, and fumbles with apologies. He’s more court jester than Prince Charming. How can she marry him?

Enrique might be self-centered and lack social skills, but he’s trying to do better—for himself, his country, and his future wife. Despite their royal union being a political necessity, he wants his marriage with the captivating Madeleine to be a love match. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to woo her. How hard can it be to win his princess bride’s heart?

Nearly impossible, he discovers, because Madeleine seems unwilling—or unable—to give him her heart. On their wedding day, instead of exchanging vows, will the royal couple say goodbye?

Click here to purchase The Proper Princess. Available on Amazon, Apple Books, BN, & Kobo! Print coming soon!

Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Terri Reed’s Seeking the Truth

A new week means another 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.

Terri Reed's SEEKING THE TRUTH is in this week's spotlight. This is part of the multi-author True Blue K-9 Unit series from Love Inspired Suspense. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Nan's book:

” I couldn't put this book down. Every time I thought it couldn't get any better it did.Thanks Terri Reed for a really good story.”—Amazon reviewer

Here's the blurb for SEEKING THE TRUTH

Her investigation could prove fatal…

In this exciting True Blue K-9 Unit installment

By secretly investigating the New York City K-9 Command Unit chief’s murder, reporter Rachelle Clark puts a bull’s-eye on her back. Single dad and K-9 unit officer Carter Jameson thought Rachelle was reporting on police-field-dog trials—not his brother’s death. Though he’s not happy about her true purpose, the danger is real…and he and his trusty German shepherd must save her.

To buy your copy, click here!

Terri is one of my closest friends. I love all her K-9 series books. If you enjoy suspense and dogs, not to mention romance, you'll want to check out her books. Of course, this one is on my TBR. I need to find out how she is saved. 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 (August 12th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, August 19th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Cherie Bird! Please see comments on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, August 6th to Monday, August 12th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 8/19/19. 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 Terri Reed for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.