Monday, March 31, 2014

The Mindy Project: The Kiss

Finally!! The Mindy Project is returning from hiatus. It has been a long wait. A frustrating wait. Damn "The Desert" (mid-season series finale). That kiss. That kiss. THAT kiss.

I must admit that episode 14 threw me for a loop. Why?

1. I learned that the show was going on an extended hiatus until April.
Really?!? Whose decision was this? "The Desert" aired on January 21, 2014. Don't get me hooked on a show and then just walk away. Nobody likes a tease.

2. Danny Castellano and Mindy Lahiri kiss. Like on the lips. With exploring hands. While I wanted Danny and Mindy to realize their feelings for each other, I wasn't expecting it to happen so soon.

3. I am worried about where the show is going to go from here. Television shows tend to fizzle after the main UST (unresolved sexual tension) goes away. I am hoping that Danny and Mindy opt for a secret relationship to add some tension in the office.

Do you watch The Mindy Project?

Were you surprised that Danny chose to make a move during the plane ride home?

What did you think of their first kiss?

What do you think will happen between Danny and Mindy going forward?

Danny and Mindy finally lock lips.

From Season 2 Episode 14 | Aired on 01/21/2014 | TV-14 | 01:00

Mindy Kaling (a.k.a. Mindy Lahiri) is the creator and star of FOX's The Mindy Project. Funny how kissing cute guys "happens" to be a perk. Well played, Mindy Kaling. Well played.

Her book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), is on my to-be-read list. Oh yeah, it's a New York Times best-seller.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Unplanned Motherhood: A New Comedy Web Series for Perfectly Imperfect Families + Giveaway

unplanned motherhood Unplanned Motherhood

Unplanned Motherhood is a non-fiction collection of short stories written by moms and dads about their funny inspirational or motivational journey as a parent. Unplanned Motherhood is based on the web series created by Lena Sledge.
Unplanned Motherhood is a comedy web series for perfectly imperfect families, starring Lena Sledge as Layla, a wife and mother of five that gives parenting advice on her real life mommy blog. Her unique parenting style contradicting with her perfect parenting advice lends to a distinct brand of humor. With each episode we see Layla teaching her kids life lessons as she discovers more about herself and the advice she gives to her readers. Unique to this web series is the actual blog that Layla writes where she gives the perfect parenting advice and after many of her posts, follows the tag line; to see how I really handled the situation watch this week's episode.
This web series is special because the viewers of the web series and the readers of the real life blog get to interact with Layla and let her know if her advice is on the money or share their own parenting advice. To follow the Unplanned Motherhood blog go to Stay tuned. Unplanned Motherhood debuts March 28th!!!!
If you'd like to submit a short story to be included in the book Unplanned Motherhood, send 500 words or less Short story must be clean, family friendly as well as funny, inspirational or motivational.

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Unplanned Motherhood Cast

Unplanned Motherhood Cast
Starring Morgan Hamilton as Sonny, Stefani Colvin as Brooke, Grayson Kilpatrick as Deacon, Aidan Heuer as Spoon, and Ari Heuer as Ari.  












Episode 1


Author Lena Sledge


Lena Sledge is an awarding winning author. Her first book, a collection of short stories called If I Had My Way, won the 2012 African American Literary Award for Best Short Story/Anthology. Her short film, Grandma's Hands, won 3rd place at the River City Film Festival in March 2014. Her most recent project, a comedy web series called Unplanned Motherhood debuts on March 28th on YouTube. Lena Sledge has collaborated on many literary projects as well as TV and film projects. She offers advice, resources, and tips on writing, navigating the independent film industry as well as reviews and highlights about upcoming books and authors. Lena Sledge also enjoys photography, you can view some of her photography work on her website as well as Flickr.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

"Win a Free Year of Hulu Plus" via Movie Room Reviews

Hulu has a good selection of romantic television shows and movies for free (it's legal). I will be featuring some of them on this blog in the coming months.

Win this Movie Room Reviews giveaway and you can upgrade to Hulu Plus for full access. I just entered to win & you can too! Enter the giveaway here or click the image below.

Do you Hulu?

Friday, March 28, 2014

#Bloggiesta Spring 2014: To Do List and Starting Line

March 27 - 30, 2014: Spring Bloggiesta

This weekend, I am going to be doing some updating and planning for this blog. Fortunately, I will not be doing it alone. I am taking part in the Spring 2014 Bloggiesta marathon. What is Bloggiesta?

Here’s what the Bloggiesta site says:
In short, Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off those items on your to-do list and improving your blog while in the good company of other awesome bloggers doing the same thing. Our awesome mascot Pedro (Plan. Edit. Develop. Review. Organize) is ready to break out the nachos, enchiladas, drinks, mariachi music and whack a pinata or two! It’s nothing short of an awesome fiesta!
Do you have a blog? Join us!

I have posted my to-do list below. What will you be working on this weekend?

My To Do List:
  1. do two mini challenges
  2. change one thing on my sidebar
  3. add a page (about me, contact, policy)
  4. change one thing on my layout and/or look
  5. comment on other Bloggiesta partipants

Thursday, March 27, 2014

DANCING WITH FIREFLIES || RSVP for Facebook Party & enter to win a Kindle HDX from Denise Hunter!

Don't miss Denise Hunter's latest Chapel Springs Romance, Dancing with Fireflies. Reviewers have already labeled Dancing with Fireflies "swoon-worthy" and "the perfect love story." 

Join Denise in celebrating the release of her new book by entering her Kindle HDX giveaway and RSVPing for her April 10th Facebook party.


One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle Fire HDX
  • Dancing with Fireflies and Barefoot Summer by Denise Hunter

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 10th. Winner will be announced at the Dancing with Fireflies Facebook Party on April 10th. Connect with Denise for an evening of prizes, book chat, and an exclusive look at the next book in the series.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN on the event page. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 10th!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Breathtaking: Seven Bestselling Novels of Love & Suspense only $.99 + Giveaway

Breathtaking: Seven Bestselling Novels of Love and Suspense
Boxed set is only $.99 March 24th through March 29th.

Unbelievable by Sherry Gammon Deliah Dreser's in town to take care of family business. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but there's more to Lilah than meets the eye. Cole's in danger of losing his heart when this firestorm throws sparks his way. Is she simply playing him for the fool in order to exact revenge for her brother's murders? Bestselling author Sherry Gammon's reviewers exclaim; "She has a gift for touching her readers with beautiful, gripping stories that you can’t put down."

Home Before Dark by Christy Barritt Nothing good ever happens after dark. Those were the words country singer Daleigh McDermott’s father always repeated. Now her father is dead, and Daleigh finds a hidden journal hinting that his death was no accident. Small town mechanic Ryan Shields is the only one who seems to believe Daleigh. As the two work to unravel the mystery, it becomes obvious that someone wants them dead. They must rely on each other—and on God—if they hope to make it home before the darkness swallows them whole. Award-Winning Suspense Novelist and Bestselling Amazon Author, touted as "scary, funny, passionate, and quirky" by USA Today.

Baggage Claim by Amanda Tru Rachel Saunders is looking forward to her all-expense paid weekend trip to New York. But, when her luggage is lost and she is accosted by an infuriating Homeland Security agent, events take a dangerous turn. Amanda Tru, Bestselling Amazon Author of Romance and Suspense. Discover the author who, as an Amazon reviewer raves, “continues to impress me and dominate my time with a book I can’t put down even after it’s ended.”

Cassie's Cowboy Crave by Kimberly Krey In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss. In return, Cassie steals his heart… When Cassie is forced to join the witness protection program, she fears her life is over… but then she meets Shane Emerson — the hunky cowboy posing as her husband. Will this sham marriage turn into the real thing, or will a hidden danger put it all at risk? Kimberly Krey writes romance that’s clean without losing the steam. What’s Beyond Forks calls this Best-selling Western Romance author “the master of romantic tension.”

A Perfect Fit by Heather Tullis Cami DiCarlo is not happy when her father forces her into heading up guest services at his newest five-star hotel and unveils the existence of four half-sisters at the same time, insisting they live together while they launch the new resort. When she meets Vince, the sweet, sexy landscaper her father would never have approved of, Cami can’t say no. If only she could be sure she is on the right track—and that they will be able to stop the person who is trying to destroy everything.

You Belong with Me by Shannon Guymon Layla Kendall is a burned out social worker one step away from a major depression. When she and her sisters inherit their grandmother's bakery, she doesn't know if she can trust her good fortune or not. But the chance to be with her sisters and get away from the heartache and pain she's faced day in and day out is a chance she's going to take. With Layla's new life, come new friendships, including Michael Bender, a single dad. She doesn't trust men but Michael's little girl grabs her by the heart and won't let go. Shannon Guymon is an Amazon Bestselling Author of lighthearted and clean romance who according to her many fans, has the ability to paint pictures of her characters so real that readers would know them if they saw them walking down the street.

Blog This by Cami Checketts Devastated by the loss of her brother, Natasha Senecot exposes the dangers of Matthew Chrysler's violent video games, bankrupting and humiliating him. Chrysler sends a hit man after her. In a race against time, can Natasha expose Chrysler before his assassin murders her family and shatters her world? Bestselling author Cami Checketts has been touted as, "A genius! She writes about topics that aren't widely discussed, and she does such a brilliant job of crafting these things into wonderful stories that touch your heart and remain with you for days afterwards."

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Want a helper for your modern-day journey? Enter to win a Kindle Fire in Joyce K. Ellis’ “500 Hats” giveaway!

GENRE: Christian NonFiction > Self Help

In Joyce K. EllisThe 500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman you’ll find strength, purpose, and perspective to balance your many roles—and gain insight into the roles of women around you.

Want a helper for your modern-day journey? Enter to win a Kindle Fire in Joyce's "500 Hats" giveaway!


  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • The 500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman by Joyce K. Ellis
  • A Modern-Day woman kit (T-shirt and hat)

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 30th. Winner will be announced April 1st on the Litfuse blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by the Litfuse blog on April 1st to see if you won.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Help Emily Kimelman Choose the Voice of Sydney Rye

Unleashed by Emily Kimelman (Contest & Book Blast)

I am so excited about this contest! I listen to lots of audiobooks each year. I must admit that sometimes a narrator, not the writing, has turned me against a book. Choosing the right narrator is critical.

Thanks to Emily Kimelman for letting readers take part in theplanning!

Choose the Voice of Sydney Rye

Sydney Rye is coming to Audio and we need your help picking the narrator!

Emily Kimelman's “Sydney Rye” series features a strong female protagonist and her rescue dog, Blue. It is recommended for the 18+ who enjoy some violence, don't mind dirty language, and are up for a dash of sex. Not to mention an awesome, rollicking good mystery!

Haven’t read Sydney Rye yet? Download the first book, UNLEASHED, for free on Amazon, iTunes, B&N, or Kobo and see how she sounds in your head then vote for the best narrator!

Voting enters you to win all sorts of great prizes including Amazon gift cards, signed books, and the finished Audio book! Add to your chances of winning by joining Emily's email list, liking her Facebook page, or telling your friends about the contest.

Here are your choices:



Emily Strong is an actor, voiceover talent, and first time filmmaker.  As a native of Michigan, she is a nature-lover at heart but has the mind of a city girl and moved to Chicago nearly three years ago because she wasn't smart enough to go somewhere warmer.  She takes full advantage of what the city has to offer by training at legendary places like The Second City and eating lots and lots of ethnic food (will travel all the way across the city to Pilsen for the best tacos!).  Her love of reading was the catalyst for her adventurous spirit and the reason why she is always stoked to tell stories in their many different forms.

You can visit her at




Erin has narrated over 500 audio books including "The Hunger Games" trilogy for The National Library Services/Library Of Congress,  "A State Of Wonder," The Garden Of The Beasts," "Anna Karenina," "Ferdinand The Bull, and "Madeline." 



Sonja has two loves: acting and reading. Narrating audiobooks is her absolute passion. She has logged over 600 hours recording textbooks with an organization called Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, and is currently in the process of recording a kids' action-fantasy-adventure novel, a steamy and mysterious paranormal romance, and a non-fiction about writing. She loves nothing more than bringing vivid worlds and unique characters to life. When she's not recording, Sonja can be found onstage, traipsing around Brooklyn, or entertaining children with a variety of dubious accents.



Erica Newhouse is a film, televesion and theater actor living in New York City. She is a graduate of The Juilliard School.

Prize Details

Every vote, like, share, or sign up is an entry for the "grand prizes" 
One person will win Signed copies of all 5 books
One person will win a $30 Amazon or B&N gift card
Four other winners will win paperback copies of UNLEASHED
Anyone who votes +  signs up for Emily’s email list + likes Emily’s FaceBook page gets a copy of the audio book when it's completed!

More about UNLEASHED:

UNLEASHED is the first book in Emily Kimelman's best selling Sydney Rye series of mysteries.

When the series begins Sydney Rye is named Joy Humbolt. She does not like people telling her what to do, so it comes as no surprise that she was just fired from her last job. When she buys Charlene Miller's dog-walking business on Manhattan's exclusive upper east side, it seems like the perfect fit: Quiet environment, minimal contact with people.

But then one of her clients turns up dead, and Charlene disappears. Rumors say Charlene was having an affair with the victim--and of course, everyone assumes Joy must know where she is. Joy begins to look into the crime, first out of curiosity then out of anger when there is another murder and threats start to come her way.

When police detective Mulberry is assigned to the case, Joy finds a kindred spirit--cynical and none-too-fond of the human race. As they dig deep into the secrets of Manhattan's elite, they not only get closer to the killer but also to a point of no return. One last murder sends Joy Humbolt hurtling over the edge. Her only chance of survival is to become Sydney Rye.

The Rest of The Sydney Rye Series:

DEATH IN THE DARK (A Sydney Rye Novella, #2) 
INSATIABLE (A Sydney Rye Novel, #3)
STRINGS OF GLASS (A Sydney Rye Novel, #4)
THE DEVIL’S BREATH (A Sydney Rye Novel, #5) Coming April 2014

Emily Kimelman Biography

Emily Kimelman is the author of the best selling “Sydney Rye” series of mystery novels including UNLEASHED, DEATH IN THE DARK, INSATIABLE, STRINGS OF GLASS and the forthcoming THE DEVIL’S BREATH. Emily lives with her husband, Sean Gilvey, and their dog, Kinsey Millhone “Pup Detective”, on a trawler docked in the Hudson Valley during the summer. She spends her winters traveling to where ever the next Sydney Rye Novel takes place. Right now she is in Costa Rica working on Sydney Rye #6.

If you’ve read Emily’s work and liked it please contact her. She loves hearing from readers. You can reach Emily via email or on twitter @ejkimelman. Follow her on Instagram to see pictures from Emily’s latest adventures. Visit to learn more about Emily and the Sydney Rye series.








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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Seriously Shifter Blog Hop | March 21 - 28, 2014

The Seriously Shifter Blog Hop as already started (March 21 - 28). I am just a participant this time around.

"We're celebrating all things...Shifter! From dragons to kitties and the always classic wolves. Bunnies and crocodiles and the rats too! We heart them all. There will be giveaways and Shiftery goodness at every stop so be sure to check them all out!" - The Herd Hop

Who or what are your favorite Shifters?

Alpha Male Madness Hop

I don't have a favorite type of shifter. Other than the Sookie Stackhouse and Twilight novels, I cannot recall reading any books with shifters until recently. Do you have any book recommendations?

I started listening to Christine Feehan's Dark series on audiobooks earlier this month. The series contains twenty-five books and is still growing. Unfortunately, my library only has a few of the books in audio format so I have started in the middle. Sort of.

I've read Dark Symphony (#10) and Dark Destiny (#13) so far. The series follows a group of beings who call themselves the Carpathians.

"Their stories allow me to explore everything from shapeshifting, to wild, exotic and dangerous animals, to the nature of true love (and passion)." - Christine Feehan

Dark Symphony #10
Nominated for the 2003 PEARL Awards for Best Shapeshifter
Click Here to Read Prologue
Click Here to Read Chapter 1

Dark Destiny #13
Finalist for the 2004 PEARL Award for Best Shapeshifter
Click Here to Read Chapter 1

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Candace's Book Blog: Saturday Situation: Link Up Your Reviews & Giveaways

Candace's Book Blog: Saturday Situation: Link Up Your Reviews & Giveaways: "Happy weekend everyone! Welcome to Saturday Situation! If this is your first time stopping by here's all the details for you:

Saturday Situation is hosted by both Lori at Pure Imagination and myself. It's a linky for you to link your book related giveaways and book reviews (and whatever neglected posts you may have)."

Friday, March 21, 2014

Cowboy Charm Blog Hops: Springtime in the Country Blog Hop | March 20 – 25, 2014

Cowboy Charm Blog Hops: Springtime in the Country Blog Hop: "Springtime in the Country Blog Hop March 20 – 25, 2014 With most of the country gripped in an arctic winter... I decided it’s time to start thinking SPRING!"

Who couldn't use a little cowboy charm?

The Hop Grand Prize is a $100 Gift Card to either Amazon or Barns and Noble (winner's choice)! To enter, use the Rafflecopter form on the participating blogs below.

Many of the bloggers are offering their own prizes as well, so be sure to hop to each blog and enter to win.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Romance Blog Hops: Spring Fling Blog Hop—Today thru Sunday, March 23!...

Romance Blog Hops: Spring Fling Blog Hop—Today thru Sunday, March 23!...: "Hi Everyone!! Thanx for joining us and welcome to the SPRING FLING Blog Hop! Over the next four days, join Romance Authors and Book Bloggers as we celebrate LOVE and SPRING!!"

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Rosanna Leo's Room: A book trailer for Predator's Claim, Gemini Island Shifters 4!

GENRE: Romance > Paranormal Romance > Shapeshifters

Rosanna Leo's Room: A trailer for Predator's Claim, Gemini Island Shif...: "I am thrilled to announce there is a wonderful new trailer for Predator's Claim, Gemini Island Shifters 4! It is now live on Youtube..."

Book Chick of The Book Chick Blog Reviews did a lovely job on the trailer. Bart has me swooning already! Be sure to drop by Predator's Claim's book trailer page on YouTube. Subscribe to Rosanna's channel and give the trailer a thumbs up.

  • Add Predator's Claim (Gemini Island Shifters 4) to your Goodreads to-be-read list.

Missed the first three books in the Gemini Island Shifters series?

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Win a Kindle HDX from @BillyCoffey in “The Devil Walks in Mattingly” Giveaway!

GENRE: Christian Fiction > Mystery      

Billy Coffey is celebrating his new book, The Devil Walks in Mattingly, with a Kindle Fire HDX giveaway.

  One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Devil Walks in Mattingly by Billy Coffey

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 5th. Winner will be announced April  7th on Billy's blog. Watch Billy give the backstory of the book here.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Billy's blog on April 7th to see if you won.

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day! Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

We are giving away 2 Kindles!! The first one is available via the Rafflecopter below. The 2nd is available only to bloggers who post about this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter in the Rafflecopter.

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Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)
Bloggers & Authors have joined together and each chipped in a little money towards a Kindle Fire HDX 7".
The winner will have the option of receiving a 7" Kindle Fire HDX (US Only - $229 Value)
  Or $229 Gift Card (International)
  Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)
Giveaway Sponsors: I Am A Reader Feed Your Reader Inspired Kathy Ripple Effect Romance Series Author M.A. George The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something year Old Girl Meredith & Jennifer's Musings Owl Always Be Reading Author Jennifer Laurens Bonnie Blythe's Pure Romance Bella Street's Weird Romance Author Jennifer Faye Good Choice Reading Reviews from a Bookworm Barbara Silkstone Rae Z. Ryans, Author The Stubby Pencil Author David Pandolfe Hallowed Ink Press Author Louise Caiola The Reporter and The Girl More Than a Review Kathryn Jones Once Upon a Twilight Author Jason Parent Author Amanda Tru Author Cidney Swanson Paige W. Pendleton Claudia Burgoa P.M. Richter - author RoAnna Sylver Tigris Eden The Bloggers Nest J.L. Weil The Cheap Ebook Luthando Coeur Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke Author Alecia Stone KellysLuckyYou Rebecca Talley Author Kimber Leigh Wheaton Simple Wyrdings Tressa's Wishful Endings Paranormal book Club (PBC) Author Stephanie Faris Author Inger Iversen Author Theresa DaLayne Where The Broken Lie by Derek Rempfer Bound 4 Escape Author Laura Diamond

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Giveaway Details: 1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7" HDX (US Only - $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International). There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the Rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7". Ends 3/31/14 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Sue Lyndon: Saturday Spankings: Commander's Slave

Sue Lyndon: Saturday Spankings: "I have no choice but to punish you now, little human.": Welcome to Saturday Spankings! Today I'm sharing another excerpt from Commander's Slave. In this scene, Edek is about to spank Betsy for the first time for refusing to reveal her real name to him.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Spotlight: Playing It Close by Kat Latham (London Legends #2)

GENRE: Contemporary Romance > Sports Romance

Be sure to add Playing It Close by Kat Latham (book two of the London Legends series) to your TBR list and enter Kat's release giveaway. You can sample the first chapter below. I don't know much about rugby or Venezuela’s Caribbean coast. I look forward to reading the book.

Where do you go to escape everything when you’re one of the most famous rugby players in the world? For Liam Callaghan, that place is a remote lodge on Venezuela’s Caribbean coast. Perfect, except he doesn’t exactly want to be alone with his thoughts. Enter Tess Chambers, the ultimate distraction. Still reeling from a professional disaster that’s made her all but unemployable, Tess understands the desire to move through life as somebody else. So when instantly recognizable Liam uses a fake name, she runs with it and creates a temporary new identity of her own. Their time spent together in paradise is idyllic but brief—after one passionate night, Liam wakes up to find Tess gone. Returning to London, he’s shocked to learn she’s taken a job with his team’s new sponsor. As the Legends’ captain, he’ll have to not only figure out how to work with the one woman who ever left him wanting more, but also convince her that their feelings in the present mean more than any lies they’ve told in the past.

Publication Date: April 14, 2014
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 9781426898211
90,000 words
Format: ebook
Purchase: Amazon
Add to TBR: Goodreads, Shelfari

Read Chapter One online
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Join the hottest rugby team around!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

IT HAD TO BE YOU $100 Visa Giveaway from @SusanMayWarren!

GENRE: Christian Fiction > Christian Romance

Susan May Warren is celebrating the release of her newest Christiansen Family novel, It Had To Be You, with a $100 Visa cash card giveaway and offering readers a free book club kit.


  One winner will receive:
  • $100 Visa cash card
  • Take a Chance on Me and It Had to Be You by Susan May Warren
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 29th. Winner will be announced April 1st on Susan's blog. Also, visit her website to learn more about the It Had To Be You backstory and Susan's free book club kit.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Susan's blog on April 1st to see if you won.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quilts of Love | A SKY WITHOUT STARS by Linda S. Clare – Kindle HDX Giveaway & “Spring Fling” Facebook Party!

GENRE: Christian Fiction > Christian Romance

Don't miss this month's Quilts of Love book, A Star Without Stars, by Linda S. Clare (Quilts of Love #15). Linda is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX giveaway and joining her fellow Quilts of Love authors, Barbara Cameron and Joyce Magnin, for a Facebook "Spring Fling" party on April 1st.


One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Scraps of Evidence by Barbara Cameron
  • A Sky Without Stars by Linda S. Clare
  • Maybelle in Stitches by Joyce Magnin

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 1st. Winner will be announced at the "Spring Fling" Facebook Party on April 1st. RSVP today and connect with the authors from the Quilts of Love series, Barbara Cameron, Linda S. Clare, and Joyce Magnin, for an evening of book chat, quilt trivia, prizes, and an exclusive look at the next Quilts of Love book!

So grab your copies of Scraps of EvidenceA Sky Without Stars, and Maybelle in Stitches and join Barbara, Linda, and Joyce on the evening of April 1st for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the books, don't let that stop you from coming!)


Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today by clicking JOIN at the event page. Spread the word—tell your friends about the giveaway and party via FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Hope to see you on April 1st!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

One taste is not enough: $6.99 Chocolat on DVD

GENRE:   Comedy/Drama > Romance

I have seen the movie Chocolat a couple of times. One taste is not enough. This week I decided to pick up the novel of the same name and give it a try. The New York Times called the novel "[a]n amazement of riches." Yep. That about sums it up.

I didn't realized that Chocolat (1999) is part of a series. There are two other books: The Girl With No Shadow published in 2007 and Peaches for Father Francis published in 2012 (US titles).

<sigh> My TBR list keeps getting longer and longer.

Have you read the series or seen the movie adaptation?

$6.99 Chocolat on DVD

Chocolat on DVD. Free Returns.

In a Groupon Nutshell: "Romantic film about a chocolatier finding acceptance in an old-fashioned neighborhood in France; starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp"

  • Lighthearted, romantic film set in France
  • Based on a novel of the same name by Joanne Harris
  • Starring Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, and Alfred Molina
  • Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture
  • Also nominated for eight BAFTAs, and four Golden Globes
  • Rated PG-13
Beverley Byrne interviews Joanne Harris shortly after the release of the film Chocolat