Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Mary Jo Putney’s Thunder & Roses

It's time for one of the last couple of “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from the 2017 project before I move into 2018 posts! 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 Mary Jo Putney‘s THUNDER & ROSES in the spotlight. This book is currently available to download for FREE and is the first book in her popular Fallen Angels series!  Here's what a reviewer had to say about the book:

“Thunder and Roses is the first of Mary Jo's Putney's Fallen Angels series. If it's not the best romance series ever written, it's at least in the top five…. If you've never read Thunder and Roses, do yourself a favor and pick it up. It's a treat in every sense of the word, and will remind you why you started reading romances in the first place.”

—All About Romance

Here's the blurb for THUNDER & ROSES:

 A Welsh Methodist minister's daughter changes her life when she appeals for help to Nicholas Davies, a half-Gypsy earl…

They called him the Demon Earl. They said he could do anything. Son of a rogue and a Gypsy, Nicholas Davies was a notorious rake until a shattering betrayal left him alone and embittered in the Welsh countryside.

Desperation drives quiet schoolteacher Clare Morgan to ask the Demon Earl to help save her village. Unwilling to involve himself in the problems of others, Nicholas sets an impossible price on his aid–only if Clare agrees to live with him for three months, letting the world think the worst, will he intervene.

Furiously Clare accepts his outrageous challenge, and the two are swept into an intoxicating Regency world of danger and desire. As allies, Clare and Nicholas fight to save her community. As adversaries, they explore the hazardous terrain of power and sensuality. And as lovers, they surrender to a passion that threatens the very foundations of their lives.

Click here to download your free copy from your favorite eBook retailer!

This is one of Mary Jo's most popular stories. If you haven't read her before and enjoy historical romances, download her free book now! She's won all those awards and accolades for a reason. Yes, I enjoy her books. Have you read her before?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture: coffee mug, bookmark, cat ankle socks, bath set, travel manicure kit, Historical romance swag pack, magnetic notepad, pen, tissue, shower puffy, Beverly Jenkins swag, and bookmarks! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday morning (April 30th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, May 7th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Audrey Stewart. See comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, April 24th to Monday, April 30th at 6 am  PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 5/7/18. 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 Mary Jo for sponsoring a tote and donating books and bookmarks 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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Authors with Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Denise Stouts’ Then Comes Winter

It's time for another “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from the 2017 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's post features Denise Stout‘s THEN COMES WINTER, an anthology featuring wintertime contemporary and historical stories. Here's what a reviewer had to say about the book:

“Then Comes Winter is such an enjoyable anthology of Austenesque short stories with wintertime settings. With eleven stories, there is much to delight and a little of something for everyone. Certainly, I had my personal favorites along with one that wasn't my reading cup of tea, but every story was well-written and there was not one that seemed thrown in as filler. This was a high quality collection of enjoyment.”—Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for THEN COMES WINTER:

Then Comes Winter with bluster and snow, that brings to our cheeks the ruddy glow… Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, The Four Seasons

If you long for a toasty snuggle on a cold winter's night, this compilation of original short stories inspired by the magic of the holiday season-and more than a nod to Jane Austen-is fancied as a sublime wintertime treat. On the heels of the summer anthology, Sun-kissed: Effusions of Summer, and in concert with some of Meryton Press's most popular authors, this romantic anthology introduces several promising writers.

With a robust mix of contemporary and Regency musings, Then Comes Winter rekindles passionate fires with equal wonder, wit, and admiration. Stories by: Lory Lilian, Linda Gonschior, Suzan Lauder, Beau North & Brooke West, Sophia Rose, Natalie Richards, Anngela Schroeder, Melanie Stanford, Denise Stout, Erin Lopez, Maureen Lee

Click here to purchase on Amazon or read for free in Kindle Unlimited!

I have a paperpack version of this book, and I loved being able to just dive into one of the stories when I have a little free time. That's one of my favorite things about anthologies, and this one was no different. Do you like reading anthologies?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture: Pioneer Woman salt and pepper shakers, bath set, mini notepad, page flags, tissue, shower puffy, bottle cap key chain, tissue, koozie, pin, Joanne Rock temporary tattoo, recipe card, and bookmarks! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday morning (April 23rd) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, April 30th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Teresa Fordice! See the comment section on how to claim your prize! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, April 24th to Monday, April 23rd at 6 am  PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 4/9/18. 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 Denise for donating books  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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Authors With Heart Spotlight and Giveaway: Elizabeth Boyle’s Six Impossible Things

It's time for another “authors with heart” spotlight and prize pack from the 2017 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, Elizabeth Boyle's SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS is the spotlight. The book is part of her popular Rhymes With Love seriesHere's what a reviewer had to say about Elizabeth's book:

“A riveting adventure with great characters. Brody and Roselie have know each other since childhood. That makes for some fun moments as they try to stop another French spy. Roselie is not your usual female. she wants and does follow in her Father's footsteps. Brody id determine to stop her from doing just that. It leads to some unexpected outcomes and a great HEA.”—Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS:

In the sixth novel of the enchanting Rhymes With Love series from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Boyle, a nobleman falls in love with a beautiful spy he must protect…

Lord Rimswell is a man of honor and absolutes. If he says something is impossible, it is. Yet his life of right and wrong is turned upside down when he finds himself in a compromising situation with the most unyielding, yet maddeningly beautiful, woman in London. If only he had not given in to the irresistible temptation to kiss her. Now he must marry her.

Miss Roselie Stratton is the very definition of impossible—headstrong, outspoken, and carrying a reticule of secrets that could ruin more than her reputation. Kissing Brody is hardly the most ruinous thing Roselie has ever done as a secret agent for the Home Office…nor will she let a marriage of convenience stop her from continuing her work. Little does Roselie realize that she has underestimated Brody's resolve to keep her safe—for he has hopelessly fallen in love with her and is determined to do the impossible by stealing her heart in return.

Click here to purchase!

If you enjoy historical romances then you probably have heard of Elizabeth and her books. If not, you'll want to check out her books. I love how strong the heroine Roselie sounds in Six Impossible Things. What do you think?

Comment to be entered to win a prize pack that includes all you see in the picture: Pride & Prejudice adhesive page flags, socks, bath set, travel manicure set, magnetic notepad, mini notepad, tissue, shower puffy, bottle cap key chain, magnet, pen, and bookmarks! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Monday morning (April 2nd) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Monday, April 9th to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is Paula Halteman. See comments on how to get your prize. *** 

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Tuesday, March 27th to Monday, April 2nd at 6 am  PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 4/9/18. 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 Elizabeth for donating books 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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Authors with Heart Spotlight: Deborah Blake’s Veiled Enchantments

Here's the first “authors with heart” spotlight and giveaway for the upcoming 2018 project! I have a few authors still to go in the 2017 project, too! 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.

Deborah Blake's new release VEILED ENCHANTMENTS is now available and in this week's spotlight. The book is part of her Veiled Magic seriesHere's what a reviewer had to say about Deborah's book:

“As usual, Ms. Blake's story pulls you in, replacing your own pale reality with a playful, warm, and very energetic world. Her characters are always believable, despite their supernatural origins. Each book stands on it's own, with all of the structure needed to do so. This story still relates to her other books, but the connections are many and subtle. I had promised myself that this book would be slowly savored, instead it has been devoured. Read the book! Then read another one by Deborah Blake. You won't be disappointed.”—Amazon Reviewer

Here's the blurb for VEILED ENCHANTMENTS:

In this exciting novel in the Veiled Magic series, Witch and police officer Donata Santori travels to Maine to help solve a deadly mystery, where her magical abilities are tested like never before.

Still reeling from her unwitting involvement in murder and subsequent break up with a half-Dragon art forger, Witch-cop Donata Santori is grateful for the distraction when her ex-lover requests her help. Not only are Magnus's beloved dead suddenly haunting the Ulfhednar shapechangers in his tiny rural hometown in Maine, their patron god Odin has turned his back on them, and the members of their once tight-knit enclave are at each other's throats. Literally.

Magnus is relying on Donata's experience in dealing with the gods, along with her magical ability to summon the dead, to help him unravel this mystery in time to save his clan. Donata only hopes to survive the ordeal so she can return home to the city and her quiet job at the precinct.

But first, she must discover who or what is behind the terrible attacks on the Ulfhednar. And the clock is ticking, in more ways than one…

Available for purchase at your favorite online bookstore, click here!

If you enjoy paranormal romance, you'll want to check out Deborah's new book as well as her backlist! What do you think of the storyline?

Tell me in the comment section to be entered to win a $5 Amazon gift card. If winner would rather have Starbucks, that's okay, too! I'll pick the winner from the comment section using random.org and announce the name next Tuesday morning (March 27th) here on this post and on my Facebook page, so be sure to check back! The winner must contact me by Tuesday, April 3rd to claim their prize so please check back to see if you won. I do not contact winners.

*** The winner is girlfromwva! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Wednesday, March 21 to Tuesday, March 27th at 6 am PDT. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and must claim their prize by 4/3/18. 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 Deborah for her continued support of the Seattle/JBLM Fisher House moms on Mother's Day.

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March FREEBIE Frenzy & Giveaway 3/5-9


If you like free books, you'll love the Freebie Frenzy and giveaway. One of my books is part of this, too!

Thank you for being loyal readers! To show their appreciation, your favorite 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.

To see the free books and enter the giveaway to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards, click here! Good luck!

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

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Edwin: Finding Mr. Happily Ever After Book #4 and Giveaway

 There's a another new book, Edwin #4, to tell you about in my new series with sweet romance author Melissa Storm called FINDING MR. HAPPILY EVER AFTER. It's the story of one woman's journey to her HEA!

One bride, four possible grooms, unlimited potential for disaster to strike. Is the man waiting at the end of the aisle the one that’s meant to be Jazz’s forever love? Find out in this addictive series of one woman’s journey to her happily ever after. Order your copy, and start your book binge today!

 

Book #4 in the series is now available!

Love is unexpected.

Jazz Michaels is finished putting everyone else first. She’s spent too much time helping the men in her life achieve their goals. Now it's her turn. No more dating equals no more distractions. Nothing will stand in the way of getting what she wants. Besides, it’s not like the man of her dreams is going to show up right in front of her.

Billionaire Edwin “Win” Forrester IV lives to work. Nothing matters more than his business until he sees the beautiful Jazz. Win feels like he’s been struck by lightning. But she's not impressed by money and prestige—or by him. He’ll need a few tricks to capture Jazz’s heart. Win or lose, this businessman is playing for keeps. But is she willing to gamble with her heart again?

One bride, four possible grooms, unlimited potential for disaster to strike. Is the man waiting at the end of the aisle the one that's meant to be Jazz's forever love? Find out in this addictive series of one woman's journey to her happily ever after. Order your copy, and start your book binge today!

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Also available in paperback, just click here!

Don't miss out! NATHAN, the first book in the series, is only 99 centsclick here to get yours today!

Win New Release Giveaway

Win a $5 Amazon e-card by commenting what appeals to you about Win's story. I'll pick a winner using random.org and contact them on Monday morning, March 5th.

*** The winner is Debra. Her prize will be ordered and sent to her! ***

Rules: No purchase necessary. Open to entries from Monday, February 26th to Monday, March 5th at 6 am PST. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner is chosen using random.org and will be notified by the email address they use to post their comment. Winners name will be announced on this post and on my Facebook page. Odds of winning are determined by the number of entries. Void where prohibited.

Who is your Mr. HEA match?

Take this quiz to find out which hero is your match and then click here to join his team on Facebook. Are you #teamnathan, #teamchase, #teamxavier, or #teamwin?

Series Giveaway

To celebrate the release of our new series, we're giving away a Harry & David chocolate tower, a signed book from each of us, and a copy of the collection signed by both of us! To enter, use the widget below:

Storm & McClone's Finding Your Mr. Happily Ever After Giveaway

 

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