Friday, October 23, 2015

The Twisting by @LaurelWanrow #giveaway (Volume Two of The Luminated Threads)



Welcome to the cover reveal for The Twisting, Volume Two of The Luminated Threads by Laurel Wanrow! The talented Craig Shields www.craigshields.co.uk has beautifully depicted the magical Victorian world of this new adult steampunk fantasy romance. His cover artwork graces both the ebook and a print paperback edition.


Pre-order The Twisting on Amazon for the special price of only .99 cents. The Twisting releases November 3, 2015 in ebook and trade paperback.


About the Book:
The story of otherworldly Blighted Basin continues in THE TWISTING...

In a valley hidden from the rest of Victorian England, Annmar Masterson has found friendship and acceptance at Wellspring farm. But as her recently discovered magical abilities grow, unstoppable crop-eating pests drive her new home to the brink of collapse.

Shapeshifter Daeryn Darkcoat's heart pulls toward Annmar, but duty comes first. With harvests across the Farmlands shire facing destruction, the predator guard scrambles for new solutions, calling upon the ingenuity of animal shifters, mechanics and growers alike.

Desperation drives landowners to utilize prototype machines, heedless of the threat to their way of life. As the danger mounts, Annmar's knowledge of Outside ways—and her magic—might be more important than anyone realizes.

Weaving steampunk engines and a land of wild magic with a coming-of-age romance, this sequel to THE UNRAVELING and second volume in THE LUMINATED THREADS whisks readers off on another spellbinding adventure.

THE TWISTING is a full-length novel, approximately 370 pages, with a sweet romance for readers 18+ due to mature themes. Please note: This is volume 2 of a three-part serialized novel. Volume 1, The UNRAVELING is available now, and Volume 3 releases in the spring of 2016 to complete Annmar and Daeryn’s steampunk fantasy romance. To be notified of upcoming releases, sign up for Laurel's Newsletter. (http://eepurl.com/17xRH)


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Excerpt:

Annmar scrunched back into her pillow. This wasn’t a cat. The face was too pointed, never mind the sleek body three times as long as it was tall. Yet when she looked into its face, the familiar eyes belonged to…

“Daeryn?”

Eyes squinting, the animal’s ears pressed flat. Its head sank, giving a little jerk up and down.

Had he…nodded? “That is you.” Daeryn. This was a polecat. Her drawings had been correct, but not the same as seeing one uninjured, acting normal. Or as normal as a polecat in someone’s bed would act.

She pressed her fingertips to her temples. Oh, Lord, just stop thinking already. But her head didn’t hurt, her vision wasn’t cloudy, and neither were her thoughts. She lowered her hands and looked around to confirm they were alone before fixing her gaze on…him. “What are you doing in my room?”

His shoulders lifted.

That was a shrug. He half-crouched and jumped to the foot of the bed, then to the floor, all before she knew that’s what he had in mind. He disappeared behind the end of her bedstead.

She half-sat up, and as she started swinging her legs around, a hand pulled down the extra quilt that hung on the end of her bed. Annmar gasped and scooted under her covers. A moment later, Daeryn’s tousled brown hair came into view. The quilt swung through the air, and he stood, the fabric draped over his shoulders and held closed in the front.

He squinted at her, his expression the same as the polecat’s, looking very sleepy. “Sorry,” he muttered. “Didn’t mean to surprise you.”

What was she supposed to say to that? He’d been in her room. Sleeping in her room. In her bed! Oh, Lord, what would Mother… Nothing. Mother wasn’t around to worry about anymore, as Mary Clare had pointed out. Annmar had no one to answer to, Blighted Basin society included. Their lack of rules completely befuddled her. How did these people function?

Still. This was highly improper. She glared at him, and he seemed to shrink beneath the quilt, drawing it closer to his body. He was likely naked.

She heated, the blush running from her chest up over her face and…down. Thinking of it just brought on more heat. Mercy, in her bed. Had he been…

“You…uh, you haven’t been in…here as…” She swallowed.

His eyes widened, and he shook his head vehemently. “Only as a polecat.” He took a step back. “I wouldn’t do that… Not to you.” He turned and walked to the door. “I’ll leave.”

Yes, he most certainly was naked under there, and a part of her was curious. She was nineteen, a grown woman. Her first look at him had been brief—she swallowed—but good. “Hold on a minute,” she gasped.

He paused in the open doorway and half-turned to face her.

“I don’t understand what you’re doing in my room.”

“Sleeping here.”

“Why?”

His brows and shoulders lifted at the same time. He looked as confused as she felt when he stepped out and closed the door.

Laurel Wanrow
About the Author:

Laurel Wanrow loves misty mornings, the smell of freshly dug earth, petting long-haired guinea pigs and staring at the stars. She sees magic in nature and loves to photograph it.

Before kids, she studied and worked as a naturalist—someone who leads wildflower and other nature walks. During a stint of homeschooling, she turned her writing skills to fiction to share her love of the land, magical characters and fantastical settings.

When not living in her fantasy worlds, Laurel camps, hunts fossils and argues with her husband and two new adult kids over whose turn it is to clean house. Though they live on the East Coast, a cherished family cabin in the Colorado Rockies holds Laurel’s heart.

Visit her online at www.laurelwanrow.com.
To be notified of new releases: Laurel's Newsletter


Don't miss Volume One, in The Luminated Threads series, The Unraveling:

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A signed paperback copy of The Unraveling, Volume One of The Luminated Threads is on a Goodreads Giveaway Thursday, Oct 22 through Thursday, Oct 29, 2015.

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Book Blitz: Chained Melodies by Debrah Martin #giveaway


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Welcome to the Book Blitz for Chained Melodies by Debrah Martin! 


Chained Melodies: a startling transgender story to rival The Danish Girl:
Chained Melodies is the story of two men, three people and the meaning of love.

ChainedMelodiesEngland in the 1960s: Will Robinson and Tom Wilson are just two ordinary boys – best friends, But Will and Tom will grow up to be very different people to the schoolboys who scrumped apples and scraped knees together. By the time they’re in their twenties, Tom has experienced death and disillusionment whilst serving in Northern Ireland and is questioning everything he ever believed in. Will has discovered he’s living in the wrong body. It takes courage to face the truth, but it takes a different kind of courage to live with it. Tom and Will find that courage through each other – and an unexpected kind of love. Chained Melodies tells Will, Tom and Billie’s stories – an echo of Lili Elbe’s, and a foreshadowing of Caitlyn Jenner’s.

Chained Melodies was first released in early 2013 to critical acclaim as Chained Melody, but has been out of print for the last year. Reviewers commented on the first release:

“…a beautiful book about love, acceptance and self-discovery …”
“…truly a must read …”
“…it's not a transsexual love story, it's a love story that happens to feature transsexuals. The author did an amazing job making the characters three-dimensional and their self-discovery journey is transforming not just for them, but the reader too.”

It has now been updated and revised and is on release from 5th October 2015 under its new title, coincidentally close to the forthcoming limited release of The Danish Girl starring Eddie Redmayne – the story of Lili Elbe, the first male to female SRS, and also mentioned in Chained Melodies. The author worked with members of the transgender community to write the book, and was interviewed on radio with one of them following the original release, which was also linked to the nationally touring portrait exhibition of transgender people titled Living My Life, compiled by Sheffield NHS trust.



Debrah Martin is a British author writing under three different pen names and in three very different genres.

She plots fast-paced thrillers as D.B. Martin,  with the first in the Patchwork trilogy, Patchwork Man, having been recently awarded a coveted B.R.A.G. Medallion. Her YA teen detective series is penned as Lily Stuart – THE teen detective; irreverent, blunt, funny and vulnerable. Webs and Magpiesare the first two books in the series. And as Debrah Martin she writes literary fiction. Her second literary fiction, Falling Awake, described pre-release as “In the best traditions of Audrey Niffenegger and Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n… will also be on release at the end of October 2015.
Debrah Martin can be emailed on info@debrahmartin.co.uk 
Her website is www.debrahmartin.co.uk 

Sign up to Debrah’s mailing list for news and special offers: http://eepurl.com/3-965

Net Galley reviewers can access an ARC of Chained Melodies there from 7th October, and all reviewers can obtain a copy and more information about Debrah’s other works by contacting her at the email address below.

For the first thirty reviewers to post a review of Chained Melodies on Amazon, if you email Debrah with a link to the review, she’ll send you a bumper bundle (digital) of her other adult fiction books, including the award-winning Patchwork People series. Reviewers are also invited to contact Debrah for review copies of any of her books.




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Friday, October 16, 2015

$50 Book Blast: THE HOUSE AT HOMECOMING COVE by Ginny Baird

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  THE HOUSE AT HOMECOMING COVE by Ginny Baird

From New York Times Bestselling Author GINNY BAIRD A breathtaking romantic mystery set at the Virginia Eastern Shore... Seeking out solitude in which to work, New York City music composer Melissa Carter rents a century-old farmhouse on the Virginia Eastern Shore. There, she meets a loner with rugged good looks and smoldering gray eyes, who has long-term ties to the property. When strange things start occurring at the historic home, the handsome groundskeeper comes to her aid, but is Melissa really safer in his arms? When Stone Thomas meets a pretty northerner with a musical gift, he's immediately drawn to her. He's also determined to protect her from the increasingly odd happenings at the fifty-acre farm where he's employed. Soon, Stone finds himself wondering whether he and beautiful Melissa might share a future. Yet the secrets of Homecoming Cove threaten to drive them apart.


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Excerpt Her words came out in a whisper. “Thank you for everything. For coming to my rescue, for…” She was saying goodbye, yet her chin tilted toward his and she took a step closer, her lips barely parted, inviting. She peered up at him and met his gaze with a look that was surprisingly heated, decidedly predatory. There was no mistaking it. Melissa wanted him too. That was all the encouragement Stone needed to take her in his arms and bring his mouth down on hers with a hungry desire that surpassed all expectations. Melissa gasped with delight and sighed into his kiss. Stone’s empty mug slid from her grasp and landed somewhere on the sofa. Stone pressed his eager body to hers and ran his hands up her back, threading his fingers through her hair. She was glorious, beautiful, her gaze sparking with reciprocal passion. Stone groaned and kissed her again, savoring the taste of her, delighting in the sweetness of her body molded to his, as his blood pumped harder and his heart beat like a kettledrum gone out of control. It was more than a kiss; it was like coming home. “Stone,” she said breathlessly. He opened his eyes to find his cheeks nestled between her palms. She looked up at him her face flushed with longing. “I think you’d better go.” “Yeah,” he said, his pulse pounding. “I’d better go.” Thunder boomed and rain slapped the windowpanes, while the fire hissed and moaned. Neither one moved. “Melissa,” Stone whispered, brushing his lips over hers. “You and me… It’s like… I don’t know.” “I know,” she replied, meeting his kiss. “I feel it too.”  


Praise for Ginny Baird Paranormal Ghost Romance The Ghost Next Door (A Love Story)

"A fine suspense and you just won't believe how it ends." ~ Barbara Baker

"The twist at the end took me by surprise! Great job to the author!" ~ Melinda Burchett

"Wow...wow...wow!! I did not see that coming." ~ Mary Ann

"This is a mind bender! Very well done!" ~ Sandra D. Griffin The Light at the End of the Road

"A gripping tale with a hint of paranormal." ~ Dawn Pearson

"New, refreshing twists and turns." ~ Anna Gibson

"Ms. Baird has again exceeded any expectations." ~ Dianna Plano

"Wow. I mean, WOW. This is not your normal romance..." ~ Anita Slaugh



Ginny Author Ginny Baird

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author Ginny Baird has published novels in print and online and received screenplay options from Hollywood for her family and romantic comedy scripts. She writes heartwarming contemporary romance about single women facing everyday challenges. Known for featuring holidays and family themes in her work, Ginny frequently portrays the struggles of single parents or others who've given up on finding true love. Ginny has two novella series, The Holiday Brides Series (holiday romance) and The Summer Grooms Series (summer romance), a Romantic Ghost Stories series (paranormal ghost romance), and additional single titles available. She is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling Author, a Top 10 Best Seller on Kindle, NOOK and iBooks, and a #1 Best Seller in several Romance and Women's Fiction categories. Visit Ginny's website www.ginnybairdromance.com to learn more about her and her books.
 


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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Cover Reveal: Warrior Spirit by Jean Carroll


Today we're excited to share the cover reveal for the revitalized cover of Warrior Spirit, Book 1 of The King of Ireland series by Jean Carroll. The book is also available free for Kindle 10/14-10/18, so grab it quick! 

Book Description:

Irishman Blackie O'Brien led a sinful and self-destructive life of women, alcohol and drugs. He was the best, winningest, champion steeplechase jockey in the history of the sport until a near-fatal racing accident ended his career.

But this was no "accident"- his ruthless ex-agent, Mickey Reegan orchestrated the whole thing. It seems that the luck o' the Irish has deserted Blackie once and for all.

And Blackie is no ordi­nary Irish­man. This lusty young man is the direct descen­dent of Brian Boru, the most influ­en­tial High king of Ire­land. If Ire­land still had a king, Blackie would be it.

Now, Blackie is a man with­out a career and with­out a kingdom.

Chel­tenham

War­rior Spirit chron­i­cles Blackie’s jour­ney from the green val­leys of Ire­land to the priv­i­leged horse coun­try of Mid­dle­burg, Vir­ginia. As Blackie begins to despair over his future, in enters beau­ti­ful, young Meg, who brings her horses to Blackie’s fam­ily farm where he’s been recu­per­at­ing from the accident.
Their sex­ual chem­istry is immediate.

But Blackie’s fam­ily has other plans for him. They believe he’s dri­ven by the spirit of an ancient Irish war­rior and demand he find a place in Ireland’s polit­i­cal leadership.

From fight­ing off alco­holic temp­ta­tions, thwart­ing an attempted rape of Meg, and stop­ping thugs try­ing to take his life, Blackie leaps over one hur­dle after another. Will Blackie ulti­mately find the future he’s meant to have with the love of a good woman?


About the Author:

The three guys who put up with my writing.
I started writ­ing The King of Ire­land series in 2008 when I had my sec­ond knee replaced. I was immo­bi­lized with ice on my knee for hours dur­ing the day and was, of course, bored to tears. The’King’ story was some­thing I had played with in my head for maybe twenty-five years. Watch­ing one more TV show, I decided to write it down. I wrote long-hand and quickly filled many yel­low legal pads and kept on going. Luck­ily my sister-in-law was a very good typ­ist, so I enlisted her help.

I made a lot of mis­takes at first and along the way learned a great deal about the craft of writ­ing and I’m still learn­ing. I got a moun­tain of advice and help from agents, edi­tors, con­test judges, cri­tique groups and friends. I found quickly that their was some­thing called “word count” and it was frowned upon to have too much of it. So I had to pare my 300K word novel down to where some­body might look at it. Hence I now have a three book, one novella series and might add more if my read­ers get invested in my characters.

Here is the real star of the show-Beauregarde-our 4 year old poodle
I love my char­ac­ters by the way and feel very close to them. I got highly insulted when a friend said Blackie just wasn’t her cup of tea! I have a pas­sion for horses just like my char­ac­ters and have since I was a lit­tle girl and saw my first horse. Our prop­erty backed up to the Gar­ri­son For­est School for Girls in Mary­land and they rode their horses through our woods.

I started rid­ing when I was about eight years old and rode con­sis­tently until in my thir­ties and was lucky enough to have my own horse and pony for ten years. I did a lot of show­ing and did mostly jump­ing. Later I dis­cov­ered dres­sage and became fas­ci­nated with it just like the main char­ac­ters in my book. I retired in 2010 and briefly before that I started rid­ing again and it was glo­ri­ous to be on a horse once more. I’m retired from Johns Hop­kins Uni­ver­sity where I worked for 27 years as an Elec­tron Micro­scopist. The best thing is now I get to write full time and feel very blessed to be able to do so.

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Excerpt: THE KISS

THE KISS

They got the horses ready, and led them out of the barn. She was get­ting ready to mount Cloudy when Blackie walked up behind her, leaned into her and whis­pered with his mouth against her ear,

“Would you like a leg up?”

Her heart flipped and she knew she was blush­ing from the huge rush she got. Meg wanted to just turn around in his arms and kiss him but she stuck her leg out and he flipped her into the saddle

“Let’s take a dif­fer­ent trail today.”

“Okay, lead the way.”

He took off at a trot and she fol­lowed. They rode along the edge of a field next to the woods. Meg loved watch­ing him ride he was so good.

Turn­ing into the woods, Blackie slowed to a walk. The peace of the woods sur­rounded them like a bower; the breeze gen­tly wav­ing the branches; the birds singing their love songs.

He reined Sand­man back to ride next to her. Quiet for a few min­utes, he stopped, Meg halted Cloudy and Blackie stared at her. He moved Sand­man over close, leaned in and kissed her gen­tly on the mouth.

His lips were soft as he brushed them like a whis­per over hers. The jolt and rush she got wasn’t exactly soft. She instantly wanted more but he had already kicked Sandy into a dead run.

* * *

Christ, what am I doing?

He jerked the horse away and put him into a gal­lop to cover up his sur­prise and embar­rass­ment. Embar­rassed! He’d never felt that way before, kiss­ing a woman, even when he was a kid. The instant arousal caught him off guard, another rea­son to get out of there before she noticed. He knew her mouth would be that sweet. As he gal­loped off, he licked his lips to savor the taste of her.

* * *

She was star­tled. He’d caught her off guard. It took her a beat to react and then she took off after him.

Oh my God. He just kissed me.

She’d been won­der­ing what it would be like to kiss him, but hadn’t expected it to be that gen­tle or potent. The kiss had plucked her like a harp string all the way to her toes.

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GIVEAWAY:
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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Crystal's Chaotic Confessions : Fall Into Books $250 Giveaway ~ 9/23 to 10/15

Crystal's Chaotic Confessions : Fall Into Books $250 Giveaway ~ 9/23 to 10/15:   Fall Into Books $250 Giveaway September 23rd to October 15th  $250 Amazon.com Gift Code or $250 in Paypal Cash sound.   Thanks...

$15 Book Blast - Her Favorite Cowboy by Mary Leo



Welcome to the book blast for Her Favorite Cowboy by Mary Leo! Her Favorite Cowboy is a contemporary romance and released September 1, 2015 from Harlequin.


About the Book:
Back In The Saddle:

Gage Remington needs a place to start over, and Durango, Colorado, is it. By reconciling with his rancher grandfather while attending the annual Zane Grey conference, Gage hopes he can begin repairing past damage. It doesn't occur to Gage that his heart needs fixing, too, until he meets gorgeous doctor Cori Parker. And he's sure his troubled past will send the single mom running.

Since her husband's tragic accident, Cori's been focusing on her family. Though she's deeply attracted to the banker-turned-buckaroo, Gage is a wild card, and Cori can't let anyone bring her life crashing down again. Still, she realizes Gage's finally ready to be the man—and the cowboy—he always wanted to be. But will Cori be part of his future, or one more regret from his past?


Today we have some photos from the Strater Hotel, a real place in Durango Colorado and a setting in the novel.

All photos of the Strater Hotel are authentic and are used with permission. Visit http://strater.com/ for more photographs.






About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Mary Leo writes contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and mystery. She loves to travel for research while she’s writing a book, or for that matter, even when she’s not writing a book . . . which always leads to yet another book.

Mary grew up on the Southside of Chicago in the tangle of a big Italian family where she learned the art of story from her creative mamma who would craft a wondrous tale each night at bedtime, and where Mary developed an appreciation for fine Italian cuisine from her colorful aunts and uncles.



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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

See You Soon Broadway by Melissa Baldwin | $50 Book Blast Giveaway

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See You Soon Broadway by Melissa Baldwin Maris Forrester has a wonderful life with an amazing boyfriend and a fulfilling job. She’s happy and content . . . or so she thinks. Maris has always had huge dreams of being on Broadway. Ever since her very first performance as a child, she has envisioned herself on the stage under the shining lights. Now she has to decide whether she should to give up her wonderful life to chase those dreams. When her parents announce they are moving, she comes across a long-lost family treasure. She doesn’t realize that this treasure may hold the key to her future and to all her dreams coming true. And if that wasn’t sign enough, a mysterious stranger throws another wrench in the mix at a dazzling rooftop party benefiting the Arts. These could be signs of things to come. But will she remain content in her perfect world, or will she step into the unknown world she has always dreamed of?


Praise for the Book As soon as I started reading this book, I could not put it down. It was a really pleasant reading, fresh, funny, witty, very well written with a great peace and lovable characters. I enjoyed reading See You Soon Broadway. In fact, I finished it in two days; I could hardly put it down. With great characters to build on, this story grabbed me. This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it will not be the last. If you enjoy reading sweet romance, then definitely pick this up!

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Excerpt I’m must still be daydreaming as I quickly turn around and run smack into a man spilling his drink all over his obviously very expensive suit. “Oh crap! I’m so sorry,” I yell. I start brushing my hand along his suit coat. Crap, what am I doing touching this man? I finally glance up at his face and wow—tall, dark hair, and very…um…masculine. I must be staring because I don’t even realize that I’m still brushing the front of his coat and now his pants. I’m beyond humiliated now. “Please don’t worry. It’s fine.” He smiles, holding up his hands. “I mean, it’s only a brand new suit, but hey that’s what dry cleaners are for, right?” “Um, right.” I hesitate. “Sorry for um, brushing, um.” Really, Maris, shut up, I think to myself. He holds out his hand. “Trevor Ericson.” “Hi, I’m Maris Forrester.” I shake his hand and smile thankfully. I really appreciate him changing the subject from my invading his personal space. “Maris? That a nickname?” he asks curiously. “No, a family name actually; I’m named after my grandmother.” He has managed to find a few cocktail napkins lying around and he wipes off his coat. “That’s a cool name. So, how do you know the Phillips?” Phillips? What’s he talking about? “The Phillips?” I ask, trying not to cringe that I was rubbing the front of his suit for what seemed like five minutes. “Yes, Tom and Liv, our hosts for this event?” He seems shocked that I have no idea who Tom and Liv are. I guess I should know that but too late now. Suddenly, I feel guilty like I just crashed a wedding or something. “Oh right, I don’t actually—we were invited by a mutual friend. It’s a great party though,” I say as I glance around. “Yes, they do this every year to benefit the arts. It’s such a shame so many schools are removing them from their schedules. Liv, of course, has such a passion for this cause being that she’s also a musician. She’s performed all over the world.” “She was a performer?” I ask excitedly. “That’s fantastic. I’m a singer, too, or at least I was, now I’m a vocal instructor.” “Really? That’s interesting, why don’t you sing anymore?” Should I be having this conversation with a perfect stranger? He just keeps asking me questions. I probably shouldn’t be rude considering I just spilled alcohol over his Armani suit. Okay, so I don’t know for sure that it’s Armani, maybe Versace? I’m not exactly up-to-date on what designers men are wearing being that Kyle is more of a Gap kind of guy. “You know how it is, life I guess. Anyway, where did Liv perform?” “With some orchestra, she’s an amazing violin player. I went to college with Tom, we were fraternity brothers.” I roll my eyes, figures that Trevor was a frat boy. He’s totally charming and outgoing, he was probably the president, too. “Did you just give me an eye roll?” he asks playfully. I guess that was pretty obvious. I laugh. “Yes. I was just thinking that I could totally see you being a frat boy.” He cracks a smile. “I take offense to that, but I guess the choir girls don’t really like frat boys do they? I may have to send you my dry cleaning bill after all.” I start to feel uncomfortable. My amazing boyfriend is somewhere around here waiting for me and I’m chatting (not flirting) with some random frat boy.

  Melissa 

Author Melissa Baldwin Melissa graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications; she has always had a love for writing. An avid journal keeper, she took her creativity to the next level by fulfilling her dream with her debut novel, An Event to Remember . . . Or Forget. Since then, she has written and published two more novels, Wedding Haters and See You Soon Broadway. Melissa resides in Orlando, Florida, with her husband and young daughter. When she isn't writing, this multi-tasking master organizer is busy being a mother, wife, chauffeur, PTA President, and Fitness Trainer. When she has free time, she enjoys traveling, running, fitness, fashion, and taking a Disney Cruise every now and then.



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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Book Blitz - WHAT IF by Rita Szollos + #giveaway



Today I'm excited to host a stop on the blitz tour for What If by Rita Szollos! This is a romantic comedy and the book is free for for Kindle October 5-9 only! We also have two great giveaways for you at the end of this post!

About the Book:

cover_paperbackWhat If is a romantic comedy and adventure about a black and white photograph.

Ailie Faulkner, a single, 39 year-old woman, married to her work, treasures a black and white photograph, and she’s stored it in her closet for more than a decade. Like a wistful teenager staring adoringly at a poster above her bed, Ailie has spent years returning to this photo again and again, concocting fantasies and daydreams about the photo’s handsome content.

Prone to list making and overall levelheadedness, Ailie usually isn’t one to believe in fate, but her curiosity (ahem, obsession!) with the photograph leads her to a life-changing decision and sends her on an adventure filled with humor, travel, bouts of nausea, unexpected discoveries, and reflections on cooking. Encouraged by her overbearing but obliging mother and an inquisitive grandmother, and guided by the insightful (albeit often contradictory) advice of her best friends, Ailie endeavors to learn about the photo, the person within its frame, and the possibilities of their future.

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Rita Szollos About the Author: 
Rita Szollos is a sleep-deprived "mum" to a very curious 5 year old, a devoted dog, an angry Kitty, and one very mature teen nephew. She takes pleasure in writing about the smallest details of life - the quiet moments, the snapshots. Together with her Kiwi husband, the family enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking, and camping in the Bay Area around San Francisco.


Don't miss out on the Instagram exclusive giveaway! 
Coffee, Cinema, & Romance. 
Enter to win a $10 Starbucks card & $30 movie card!

To enter: 
Go to Instagram to @candacemom2two or @ritaszollos & find the photo in the IG feed, then follow the directions below the photo!
Giveaway starts Oct. 5th at 7:30 am PST and ends Oct 9th at 7 pm PST Winner announced Oct 10th


GIVEAWAY:
$100 gift certificate to a spa of choice or romantic gift basket of a $100 value.
Open to US/CA, except where prohibited by law.
Ends Oct. 18th, 2015 
Prizing is provided by the author, hosts are not responsible.

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