Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Patty Blount’s Nobody Said It’d Be Easy

We're halfway through February and I have the another2019 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. I'll be starting work on the 2020 project next week!

NOBODY SAID IT'D BE EASY by Patty Blount is in this week's spotlight. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Roxanne's book:

“Patty Blount's Nobody Said It'd Be Easy is a sweet, heartwarming story with genuine emotion and a Single Dad To-Die-For!” – New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra

Here's the blurb for NOBODY SAID IT'D BE EASY:

They say time heals all wounds…

It’s been two years since former engineer Gabriel Ivers lost his wife and accepted a job as a building superintendent to be home with his children. His focus is being both mom and dad to his girls, until the beautiful Amelia Blake moves next door and reminds him he’s a man as well as a dad. Just as he begins to hope that his life can once again hold more than homework, chores, and movie-and-manicure nights with his girls, he discovers the reason for the fragility beneath Lia's warm smile.

Lia is trying to move on with her life after a miscarriage ends all hope for a baby, and a subsequent betrayal destroys her marriage. She’s charmed by her new neighbor with his sparkling manicure, multi-colored hair clips, and his brood of girls, but disturbed by the sexual tension that sizzles between them. Gabe and his daughters remind her of everything she’s always wanted and it would be so easy to take what he's offering her. But is she ready to risk her heart again, especially when her heart isn't the only one in play?

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. Good thing Gabe is a fighter who's determined to prove to Lia he’s in this for the long haul…the rest of their lives.

To buy your copy, click here!

Oh, this sounds like a fabulous single dad romance. Emotional yet cute, too. I can't wait to find out what happens between Gabe and Lia. 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 (February 24th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, March 2nd 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, February 11th to Monday, February 24th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 03/02/20. 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 Patty for sponsoring a tote bag for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.

Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Roxanne Snopek’s A Dog Called Valentine

Valentine's Day is almost here, and I have the perfect 2019 project “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway feature for you to celebrate the holiday. 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.

Roxanne Snopek‘s A DOG CALLED VALENTINE is in this week's spotlight. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Roxanne's book:

“What a wonderful, funny and yes even sweet and even at time teary read this book was. Author Roxanne Snopek penned the perfect well rounded book that had the perfect amount of every bit of of each bit of the ingredients that make a wonderful read story. This is one that had the right ones mixed into the pot and left to bake for the perfect Valentine and any time read.” -Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for A DOG CALLED VALENTINE:

No good deed goes unpunished.

When an unwanted Valentine’s Day present is dumped at the shelter, volunteer Lily decides to foster the poor dog herself. A little attention is all he needs to blossom into a loving pet, ready for his forever home. Plus, helping a poor, rejected animal will distract her from her own problems. Win, win. Right? Wrong. Valentine needs more than a makeover if he’s going to be adopted. He destroys her home, hates to be groomed and when he behaves better for a perfect stranger than he does her, Lily swallows her pride and begs the good looking but quiet stranger for help

After losing his canine partner in a horrific moment that upended his future, sexy and stoic Shane turns to books, walks in the park and remodeling his grandmother’s home. No more intense K9 officer career, no more dogs, no more risks. But it’s hard to ignore the misunderstood mutt at the park and his well-intentioned, but clueless, handler. Shane reluctantly agrees to give her a few tips and tricks, but that’s all. He won’t care. He won’t get invested. And once Valentine finds his new home, his life can go back to normal.

But Shane doesn’t bargain on a new normal in town and, suddenly, Valentine’s Day will never be the same.

To buy your copy, click here!

This sounds like the sweetest romance. I love stories with dogs in them, and I realized this is in my TBR, but hadn't read it yet.  The hero intrigues me, 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 (February 17th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, February 24th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Lisa Murray. Please see comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, February 4th to Monday, February 17th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 02/24/20. 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 Roxanne for sponsoring a tote bag and donating swag and books for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.

Authors With Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Linda Goodnight’s Three Ways to Catch a Cowgirl

February has arrived, and I have 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.

THREE WAYS TO CATCH A COWGIRL by Linda Goodnight is in this week's spotlight. This is book seven in her Calypson County, Texas series. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Linda's book:

“Oh this book was SO good! It was an emotional rollercoaster for me! … There's so much heart in this book, you need to read it!” -Goodreads Reviewer

Here's the blurb for THREE WAYS TO CATCH A COWGIRL:

Step One: Unlock her frozen heart.

She can’t risk her heart again.

Mesa Brazos had her chance at happily-ever-after and she lost everything. After her marriage imploded, the trick-riding cowgirl had a crisis of faith that sent her home to Refuge, Texas. Now she’s holed up on the ranch she and her sisters inherited, training horses. She’s not interested in falling in love again. It’s too painful.

He has a deep need to protect.

Undersheriff Evan Young is a single dad and his daughter—a heart transplant recipient—is everything to him. So what if he’s a little overprotective? After losing his wife, he couldn’t bear it if anything happened to his little girl Ava.

When Evan’s protectiveness stifles Ava, it’s Mesa who brings back the spark of joy to his little girl’s life. But will the secret of Ava’s transplant break Mesa’s heart all over again?

To buy your copy, click here!

Oh, this sounds like an emotional read. I enjoy Linda's books so much, and I can't wait to add this one to my Kindle. I'm very curious about the “secret.” 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 (February 10th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, February 17th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Candis Fudge. Please see the comment section to claim your prize. ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, February 4th to Monday, February 10th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 02/17/20. 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 Linda for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.

February Wide and Shine Giveaway

Check out these featured reads across multiple retailers!

Our Romance Authors are offering these featured reads on multiple platforms! You can grab these deals on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, iBooks… and more!

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Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Tule Publishing’s Designing His Bride

It's hard to believe January is almost over. Where has the time gone. Before the month ends, I have another Authors with Heart book spotlights and giveaway! 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.

Tule Publishing‘s new release DESIGNING HIS BRIDE by Lenora Worth is being featured this week. This book is the third in the Brides of Blossom series. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Lenora's book:

“Ms. Worth pens a charming story interspersed with flirty banter and serious moments.” Goodreads Reviewer

Here's the blurb for DESIGNING HIS BRIDE:

He rides a Harley and she likes long walks, but the chemistry between them is immediate

Ryne Kilpatrick was once in love, and he thought it was forever. But tragedy struck, and he’s sure he’ll never love again. He’s become a bit of a lone wolf and a player, preferring to casually flirt then walk away.

When the sexy bad boy starts building a cabin next to her boutique in Blossom, Texas, Mona Perez finds it too close for comfort. The attraction sizzles, but she needs to keep her distance as she no longer trusts romance after her parent’s marriage imploded. Mona’s shocked to learn that her mom and dad still love each other, but her mom feels like she can’t recommit because Mona needs her. So Mona plays cupid and comes up with the perfect plan to prove she’s emotionally moved on—she’ll ask Ryne to be her pretend boyfriend.

Mona’s confident she won’t lose her heart, but her pretend boyfriend starts to seem like the real deal. Should she keep up the charade or follow her heart?

To buy your copy, click here!

This sounds like a fun story. I enjoy the fake relationship trope, and I love the motivation for Mona needing a boyfriend. I sure hope her plan works. 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 (February 2nd) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, February 9th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Jenny Stafford. Please see comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, January 28th to Monday, February 2nd at 6 am PST. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 2/9/2020. 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 Tule Publishing for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books and swag for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.

Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Tule Publishing’s Daring to Fall

I hope your year is off to a great start, here's the next  Authors with Heart book spotlights and giveaway! 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.

Tule Publishing‘s DARING TO FALL by Shannon Stults is being featured this week. This book is the second in the Willow Creek series. Here's what a reviewer had to say about Shannon's book:

“If you love a Romance with wounded hearts finding a way to heal, some family troubles to deal with, and finding that love didn’t die it only got bruised along life’s journey then you’ll enjoy DARING TO FALL and want more. Watching Harper and Cowboy find their way back into each other’s hearts and lives was an emotional journey, one where I enjoyed every single step along the way to their happy ending.” Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf

Here's the blurb for DARING TO FALL:

Can she forgive the past or will she sacrifice her present?

When she finds herself sole legal guardian of her teenage sister and the heir of a significant fortune, Harper Maddox drops out of medical school to move back to her small hometown of Willow Creek, Georgia. Her return brings her face to face with Russell Hart (aka Cowboy), her fiercely independent and sexy first love who broke her heart three summers ago after gaining her wary trust.

Harper is determined to protect her heart and resist Cowboy’s allure, but when she decides to remodel and reopen her parents’ B&B, she must turn to the one man she was determined to ignore for advice and assistance. Cowboy proves to be a surprising ally and friend, and it’s only a matter of weeks before she finds herself falling for him all over again. He appears reformed, but Harper still questions his ability to fall in love.

Will Harper's fear of getting hurt outweigh a chance at true happiness?

To buy your copy, click here!

Oh, a second chance romance with a cowboy and set in a small town! Sounds good, doesn't it? I can't wait to see what happens. 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 (January 27th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, February 2nd 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 comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, January 21st to Monday, January 27th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 2/2/2020. 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 Tule Publishing for sponsoring a tote bag and donating books and swag for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.