It's time for the 2020 “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway features. Usually these follow the Mother's Day tote bag projects, but this year that is on hold. As soon as we can reschedule the authors and I will get tote bags to the three Fisher Houses. But until then, enjoy these books from the authors who will be sponsoring the 2020 Mother's Day thermal bags for 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. They will also be participating in the big readers giveaway at the end of the project!

This week's kickoff spotlight features Stacey Joy Netzel‘s newest release TO LOVE AND PROTECT. This is Book #4 in her Must Love Diamonds series. Here's what a reviewer had to say about the series:

“I love series where you get to know a whole family. They build on one another, so each book gets better and better because you know more about the people that came before and the people that will come after. I am looking forward to finding out how the rest of the family find their loved ones.” —Goodreads Reviewers

Here's the blurb for ONE-OF-A-KIND BRIDE:

She needs a bodyguard, but not the one who refused her body nine years ago.

Sexy former Special Forces soldier? Devante Torrez.

High school crush who left her humiliated? Also Dev.

Last person she wants as her bodyguard? Yep…you guessed it.

Shelby Diamond has a stalker, and her Senator father enlists family friend and former Special Forces soldier, Devante Torrez, to be her protector. If she must have someone watch over her in close quarters, she’d prefer anyone other than the man who rejected her and never looked back—especially since she can’t get the noble jerk out of her mind.

After a career ending injury forces him out of the military, Dev doesn’t trust himself to keep her safe from the stalker, or himself, because he wants her as much now as he did when she offered her sixteen-year-old self to him on a silver platter—or a pink princess bed, as it were. When the stalker grows bolder and gets much too close for comfort, Dev is forced to take the job, and soon discovers saying no to Shelby in any shape or form is even harder than walking away from her all those years ago.

To read the book, click here!

Oh, this sounds like a great setup for a romantic suspense. Bodyguard romances provide the perfect forced proximity situation, and these two have quite the past. LOL on the pink princess bed. I want to find out what that was all about. 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 and announce the name next Monday morning (May 11th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, May 18th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Anne Marie Carter. Please see comments on how to claim your prize. ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, May 5th to Monday, May 11th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using and must claim their prize by 05/18/20. 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 Stacey Joy Netzel for sponsoring a tote bag and for donating books and swag for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms.