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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Paranormal and Urban Fantasy Giveaway! #kindlefire7 #amazoncards

Kindle Fire 7 • Ebook Prize Packs • Multiple Amazon Gift Cards

Paranormal romance, fantasy romance, and urban fantasy fans, we’ve got a giveaway just for you. Enter and you could take home a Kindle Fire 7, Amazon gift card, or ebook prize pack where you get to choose the books you want to win on Amazon, including that latest PNR bestseller you’re lusting after. https://bookwrapt.com/pnr-uf-book-fair/

And though Halloween may be over, those of us who love witches, vampires, fae, demons, and dragons can never get enough. Feed your fiction addiction with our page full of tasty ebook bargains. All books 2.99 or less, some free!

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(This giveaway is sponsored by the authors listed below) Alex Gordon • Allyson Lindt • Ani Gonzalez • Bec McMaster • Catty Diva • Christine Grabowski • E.B. Black • Grace White • Isaiyan Morrison • JC Andrijeski • Jen L. Grey • Julie Trettel • Karen Michelle Nutt • Karina Kantas • Katherine Gilbert • Kerry Blaisdell • L.D. Rose • L.E. Harrison • Laura Greenwood • Leigh Anderson • Mary Abshire • Maureen Bonatch • Meg Ripley • Mila Young • Monique Singleton • PG Forte • Skyler Andra • Tmonique Stephens • Aileen Harkwood

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Idea Trail by Liz Flaherty @LizFlaherty1 #harlequinheartwarming

I am not one of those authors who has more ideas than she knows what to do with. I won’t die leaving dozens of unexplored stories in my wake simply because I don’t have dozens. And, naturally, one of the most frequent questions a writer is asked is, “Where do you come up with your ideas?”

Er…what ideas would those be?

But with Nice to Come Home To, released today from Harlequin Heartwarming (squealing and jumping up and down here—aren’t you glad you can’t see me?), I can pinpoint the idea trail. Want to come along?

My grandson, Shea, worked at McClure’s Orchard, about ten miles from where we live. I picked him up at work. What a cool place it is, with the acres of trees and the café and the pumpkin patch and…

We’re driving home one day—I forget whether it’s on Interstate 65 or State Road 31—and there on a farm was a round barn replica. Make no mistake, we have the real thing around here, and I love them, but this was a replica. What if…

There’s a guy from church... His name is Bryce. He’s a lawyer, a good guy. He helps run Doud’s, the family orchard about five miles the opposite way from where we live. What a cool place it is, with jams and jellies and…have you ever had an apple cider slushie? Heaven!

My husband sits on a stool when he plays in public places. I love his hands…his fingers on the strings…the emotion that fills his music and my heart. I can see him in a coffee shop. Oh, a coffee shop…in the round barn…at the orchard…what if…

Okay, I have the orchard. What should I name it? Cheryl Reavis suggests Keep Cold, from the Robert Frost poem “Good-bye and Keep Cold.” The suggestion makes me warm and delighted, and makes the orchard home.

Home. I use Cole Porter song titles in this series. In the annual Cole Porter festival, someone always sing “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To.” I named the work-in-progress So Nice to Come Home To. Most of it stuck.

I already had Cass and Luke, the protagonists—people always come to me first—and now I had their setting. Luke’s fingers on guitar strings. Cass and a coffee shop and the round barn. What if…

And there you have it, the birth of Nice to Come Home To. I’ll be giving away a copy of a book from the backlist, along with some apple-type swag to a commenter who’d like to be added to my mailing list. (The swag hasn’t come yet, so I can’t even put a picture here!) I promise not to send very many newsletters—it takes me too long to get one ready!

Thanks for coming by. Have a great week.

Check out the Orchards' websites.

McClure Orchard:

Doud Orchard: https://www.doudorchard.com/

About the Book

Will an apple a day…
Keep love at bay?

For Cass Gentry, coming home to Lake Miniagua, teenage half sister in tow, is bittersweet. But her half of the orchard she inherited awaits, and so does a fresh face—Luke Rossiter, her new business partner. Even though they butt heads in business, they share one key piece of common ground: refusing to ever fall in love again. But as their lives get bigger, that stance doesn’t feel like enough…

About the Author: Liz Flaherty spent way too much time when she was young worrying about growing old. Regardless of how much hair color and moisturizer she used, it happened anyway. Now that she really IS old, she only worries that it won't last long enough--it's a lot more fun than she anticipated. She still loves adventures with Duane, her husband of 47 years, and she's not even going to get started on the grandkids--there are seven, by the way, all perfect... She writes and makes quilts and spends time with friends and family and never dusts. It's all good.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Enter the Summer Nights Romance Giveaway! July 24 – Aug 13 #bookwrapt


ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! Summer Nights Romance Giveaway 7/24-8/13
Imagine lazing in a hammock under the stars this summer with your favorite new book and snacking on yummy chocolate delights. That could be you if you’re the lucky winner of a Kindle Fire 7 or one of 3 ebook prize packs! Perhaps you’ll nab an Amazon gift card or a big ole box of chocolates. Enter for your chance to win. The possibilities are scrumptious. Plus, you’ll find the latest book bargains from our sponsoring authors when you shop our book fair, including some FREE exclusive downloads. Be sure to play the bonus scavenger hunt for a chance at a $32 gold ballotin of Godiva chocolate!  https://bookwrapt.com/summer-nights-fair/

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Allyson R. Abbott • Amy Sumida • Ann Everett • Anne Stone • April Fire • Ashlee Price • Avery Rae • Bethany-Kris • Brenda Whiteside • Caia Daniels • Carrie Pulkinen • Cate Tayler • CB Samet • Chiquita Dennie • Christa Bedwin • Delphine Dryden • Donna R. Mercer • Elizabeth Rose • Gayle Parness • Holly Cortelyou • J. L. Lora • Ja’Nese Dixon • Jacquie Biggar • Jami Denise • Jennifer Vester • Karen Michelle Nutt • Kat Drennan • Kathryn Knight • Kim Petersen • Lilith Darville • Lisa Chalmers • Lisa Swallow • Liz Durano • M.R. Leahy • Mari Carr • Melissa Belle • Mia McKimmy • Michelle Jo Quinn • Nancy C. Weeks • Nina Crespo • Priscilla Oliveras • Quinn • Renee Ann Miller • S. R. Mallery • S.L. Sterling • Selena Kitt • Sherrie Morgan • Suzanne Jenkins • Sydney Aaliyah Michelle • Tara Sheets • Tara Wyatt • Tena Stetler • Traci Hall • Aileen Harkwood
Rules: Giveaway starts at midnight on July 24 and ends at 12am on August 14. Winners will be announced (first name, last initial) in the Rafflecopter entry form on August 16. No Purchase Necessary. Purchase does not increase your odds of winning. Open internationally to all persons 18 years or older. Void where prohibited. One completed entry form (with all bonus entries) per household. Winning entries chosen via bonus entries, where following an author on BookBub is required to earn that extra entry, are subject to verification. If it’s discovered a winner hasn’t completed the task, they will be disqualified. Physical prizes cannot be shipped internationally, and those winners will receive an Amazon gift card in an amount equal to the value of the prize. Please see Rafflecopter entry form for complete list of rules.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Enter the FIERCE FANTASIES GIVEAWAY at Bookwrapt.com! You could win a Kindle Fire 7, one of 4 Ebook Prize Packs, or 2 Amazon GCs

Magical number 7! That’s the number of prizes up for grabs in this giveaway for fans of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and fantasy romance. Enter and you could take home a Kindle Fire 7, a gift card, or one of four ebook prize packs where you get to choose the books you want to win from Amazon’s millions of ebooks. https://bookwrapt.com/fierce-fantasies/  


Plus, check out our Fierce Fantasies Book Fair for some awesome reads in your favorite genre, bad ass witches, dragons, vampires, demons, shifters, dystopian fae, we have what you love, including a bonus giveaway! https://bookwrapt.com/fierce-fantasies-fair/ 

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Giveaway is sponsored by the 37 authors listed below)  

Alex Gordon • Allyson Lindt • Amanda Uhl • Andie M. Long • Angela Sanders • Anna Durand • April Fire • Aubrey Wynne • Brielle Barbot • C.A. King • Cailin Briste • Candace Sams • CB Samet • Crystal Dawn • E.B. Black • JC Andrijeski • Jenna Barwin • Jo-Ann Carson • Karen Michelle Nutt • Kimbra Swain • L. R. W. Lee • Lisa Daniels • Liz Meldon • LJ Swallow • Marilyn Peake • Mimi Barbour • Monique Singleton • N.D. Jones • Nya Rawlyns • Rachel Leigh Smith • S.A. Larsen • Sharon Ashwood • Sherrie Lea Morgan • T.J. Loveless • T.L. Callahan • Veronica Blake • Aileen Harkwood

Monday, May 14, 2018

Love Them Cowboys #giveaway @KMNbooks

Does the sight of a handsome man in a cowboy hat make you melt? It does for our giveaway group’s authors, who are ready with prizes for some lucky western romance booklovers. May 8-28, enter for your chance to win a Kindle Fire 7, ebook prize pack or Amazon gift card!

The Prizes Cowboys
  • Kindle Fire 7
  • $20 ebooks from Amazon (winners choice up to 5 books)
  • $15 ebooks from Amazon (winners choice up to 3 books)
  • $10 Amazon gift card (two of these will be awarded)

Our book fair has a wagon load of fantastic books for you to browse, buy, and read under the stars this summer (or snuggled in a comfy chair). Plus, the fair includes a FREE instant short story download, and a bonus second giveaway! Click here for the Book Fair.
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Sponsored by the 15 authors listed below Cheryl Wright • Elsie Davis • Eveline Hart • Jacquie Rogers • Jo Noelle • Karen Michelle Nutt • Kristy Tate • Margaret Tanner • Mimi Barbour • Nancy Radke • Pamela S Thibodeaux • Patricia PacJac Carroll • Sarah Williams • Shirleen Davies • Susan Horsnell

Monday, April 9, 2018

Romances to Rock Your World! @KMNbooks #TwoWorldsCollided #EndoftheRoad #rockstarromance

Rock your world with these two rock star romance novels, featuring bad-boy musicians and the women who love them.


Two Worlds Collided (Rock Star Romance)

(Time Travel)

Print: $10.98    Ebook: $2.99

About Two Worlds Collided:
Evie Reid on a whim agrees to travel back in time to 1997 to change bad boy Bellamy Lovel's path of destruction. She's smart with a college degree, but she is still fan-girl crazy for the rock band, Civilized Heathens. Evie knows despite all Bellamy's smiles and enthusiasm on the stage, he's destined to end it all on one lonely night in a hotel room unless she can change his path.

Bellamy isn't keen on having Evie as his personal assistant, hired by his band mates to watch over him, and keep him on schedule. However, there is something about the woman that sparks his interest, despite his best to ignore her. When darkness threatens to consume him, he realizes she may be the only light that will chase the shadows away.

Available at:
Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / iTunes / Smashwords /Nook / Kobo
In Print: Amazon / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace / Book Depository

End of the Road (Rock Star Romance)

(Ghost story/mystery/romance)

About the Book:

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and his death was ruled an unfortunate accident. Despite the fact he can't recall what happened to him in his last moments of life, he is convinced he was murdered. He has been trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. She seeks help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lars' rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

About the Author:  

Karen Michelle Nutt resides in California with her husband. Though her three children are grown and starting their own adventures, she still has a houseful of demanding pets. Jack, her Chorkie, is her writing buddy and sits long hours with her at the computer.

When she's not time traveling, fighting outlaws, or otherworldly creatures, she creates pre-made book covers to order at Gillian's Book Covers, "Judge Your Book By Its Cover".

Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, time travel or contemporary romances all her stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena—falling in love.


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Only four more days to enter for a chance to win some great giveaways! @KMNbooks

1.KINDLE FIRE & Winner’s Choice of $35 in Ebooks from Amazon (up to 5 books)
2. KINDLE FIRE & Winner’s Choice of $25 in Ebooks from Amazon (up to 4 books)
3. Betsy Johnson Rosebud Crossbody Wallet, Winner’s Choice of $20 in Ebooks from Amazon (up to 3 books)
4. Winner’s Choice of $10 in Ebooks from Amazon (up to 2 books). Good luck! 
BONUS: Check out our Book Fair for an extra giveaway!