USA Today bestselling author, Melissa McClone has published novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group and been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award. With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa 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. 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!
The fifth and final book in my Mountain Rescue Romance series is now available. His Christmas Family was originally published five years. It's hard to believe that much time has passed, but I had a great time going through this one to update and revise. I hope you enjoy this new version!
Two and a half years after Grace Wilcox’s husband died a war hero, the hole in her heart and life remains. She wants to start over with their young son, but a snowstorm thwarts her plans, stranding them in Hood Hamlet. When Grace knocks on a stranger’s door in search of help, a handsome firefighter comes to the rescue.
Bill Paulson invites the two wayward travelers into his home. A relationship and family aren’t on his radar, but something about the widow and her son touches Bill’s heart. While Grace’s truck is being repaired, she wants to give her son a special Christmas. An overgrown kid who loves the holidays, Bill decides to do the same for Grace.
Attraction soon flares between Grace and Bill, but she won’t gamble her heart on another hero and he doesn’t consider himself husband material. Can a little Christmas magic show them love and a family are worth the risks?
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* Print version coming soon! *
It's time for another $100 Giveaway!
Just think how many books you could buy with $100! Or maybe you need a new Kindle! Or maybe you want to try Kindle Unlimited! Or maybe you want to buy a gift for someone! Or maybe you just need an extra $100!
I’m excited to bring you this $100 giveaway sponsored by an AMAZING group of authors who write clean romance.
Just look at this great list. There are longtime favorites and a few new authors you need to check out!
Rachelle J. Christensen
Emma St. Clair
Cindy Ray Hale
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The fourth book in my Mountain Rescue Romance series is now available. His Second Chance was originally published five years. I added an epilogue that's set at Christmas time to tie it into the other four books. I really hope you enjoy this new, updated version!
Nothing interests Sarah Purcell more than the volcanoes she studies until she meets Dr. Cullen Gray. Maybe that’s why she marries him two days later. Illogical, yes, but nothing has ever felt so right. As the honeymoon period ends and real life sets in, everything falls apart. A year after their separation, when Sarah is injured, she’s shocked when Cullen shows up to help.
Even though Cullen’s still hurting from their breakup, Sarah has no one else. He brings her to his home in Hood Hamlet to heal. Once she recovers, she can return to her beloved work and he can move on with his life—without her. But soon, sparks fly anew, long-buried emotions resurface, and much needed conversations happen.
Is Sarah and Cullen’s marriage truly over? Or will they get a second chance at romance and a happily ever after?
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* Print version coming soon! *
I didn't have an authors with heart feature this week, so I thought I'd tell you about a friend's Christmas romance that recently was released. Nan Reinhardt's A SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS is book one in her new Four Irish Brothers Winery series from Tule Publishing Group. Here's what one 5-star Amazon reviewer had to say about Nan's book:
A Small Town Christmas fulfills every romantic reader's desire for a sweet, romantic, funny and uplifting holiday tale!
Here's the blurb for A SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS:
High-octane Chicago attorney Samantha Hayes is looking forward to some delicious food, fine wine, small town charm, and a break from her hectic big city life when she agrees to do a favor for her boss and help his younger brother with a lawsuit that’s been slapped on his family’s historic winery in River’s Edge. She’s not expecting that her sexy new client will have a smile that will melt her heart and remind her that there’s more to life than work.
Sam falls hard for Conor, his daughter and the small, friendly town, but can she trust her instincts and risk her heart? Sam hasn’t seen a lot of happy-ever-afters in her life, but Conor and the magic of Christmas make her want to believe.
To get your copy, click here!
You know me… I love Christmas romances. I stock up my Kindle with them and then binge read from Black Friday through Epiphany. Take a lovely cover, add in a single daughter and small town setting, and this is exactly my kind of holiday read. What do you think?
Tell me in the comment section to be entered to win either a $5 Amazon or Starbucks gift card (sent via email). The type of card will be winner's choice. I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday morning (December 3rd) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, December 10th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.
*** The winner is Patty. Please see comment section on how to claim your prize. ***
Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, November 26th to Monday, December 3rd at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 12/10/18. 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.
Here's another “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway from our 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.
“A charming holiday story that combines the magic of It’s A Wonderful Life with the warmth of
A Christmas Carol.”—Donna Alward, New York Times bestselling author
Here's the blurb for DO YOU BELIEVE IN SANTA?:
Miracles don’t just happen on 34th Street. They can happen right in your living room—if you’re willing to believe…
What grown woman claims to have seen Santa Claus? Mandy Reese, for one—on a very special Christmas Eve when she was eight years old. These days, Mandy works at a year-round Christmas store in Tall Pine, California, where customers love to hear about her childhood encounter with Saint Nick. But when Jake Wyndham arrives in town—charming, gorgeous, extremely practical—Mandy faces a dilemma. Deny what she saw, or let Jake think she’s sugarplum crazy?
Jake scouts hotel locations all over the country, but he’s never met anyone quite like Mandy before. Her warmth and sparkle are irresistible, but…meeting Santa? Really? Jake’s no Scrooge but he’s definitely skeptical. Then again, there are all kinds of things Jake never experienced until he came to Tall Pine. Like autumn snow. Mind blowing kisses. And the magic of falling head-over-heels, madly in love…
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Sierra and I have known each other online, but finally met face-to-face in San Diego two years ago at an RWA conference. It was so wonderful to talk to her in person. She gave me a copy of this book, too! She write such sweet stories, and this one is so good. What do you think of the blurb?
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 (November 26th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, December 3rd to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.
*** The winner is Kathleen Bylsma! Please see comment section on how to claim your prize. ***
Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, November 20th to Monday, November 26th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 12/3/18. 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 Sierra for her sponsorship of a tote and donating books and swag for the Seattle/JBLM/OR VA Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.