#BlogTour #Giveaway #GuestPost – NY DOC UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS by Amy Ruttan


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NY Doc Under the Northern Lights
By Amy Ruttan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 Pages
October 1st 2018 by Harlequin Medical

Escaping the big city…

For love under Icelandic skies

When surgeon Betty Jacinth’s heart is broken once again, she takes a job in Iceland for a change of scenery. She expects cold weather—but not the frosty welcome she receives from gorgeous but brooding Dr. Axel Sturlusson! Now father to his orphaned niece, Axel gradually thaws, and a flame ignites—but when Betty’s ex begs her to return, can she make the right choice for love?

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Playlist

Playlists. I listen to music and I am very thankful for my Apple Music subscription. Every book I listen to a set playlist and I thought I would share some of my favourite songs that were on repeat when I was writing my 20th book NY DOC UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS.

It’s a top TWENTY songs on the playlist.

1          Moon & Moon:                                                 Bat for Lashes

  1. Trick Pony: Charlotte Gainsburg
  2. Fools in Love: Inara George
  3. Edge of the Ocean: Ivy
  4. You are my Joy: Reindeer Section
  5. Into the Fire: Thirteen Senses
  6. In a World Possessed by the Human Mind: The Tragically Hip
  7. Salted Wound: Sia
  8. How we Operate: Gomez
  9. All of Me: John Legend
  10. Asylum: John Legend
  11. Sparkle Me: Buffseeds
  12. New Day: Kate Havernick
  13. 9 Crimes: Damien Rice
  14. Speaking a Dead Language: Joy Williams
  15. Hologram: Katie Herzig
  16. Today has been Ok: Emiliana Torrini
  17. The Weight of Us: Sanders Bohlke
  18. Turn to Stone: Ingrid Michaelson
  19. The Fox: O + S

There are many more songs on my playlist, but these are my top 20 repeats according to my iTunes.

What about you? Do you have any songs on repeat?

About the Author

Born and raised just outside of Toronto, Ontario, Amy fled the big city to settle down with the country boy of her dreams. After the birth of her second child, Amy was lucky enough to realize her life long dream of becoming a romance author. When she’s not furiously typing away at her computer, she’s a mom to three wonderful children who use her as a personal taxi and chef.

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October 8th:
Launch
Thoughts of a Blonde
Andi’s Book Reviews
October 9th:
My Life Loves and Passion
October 10th:
Declarations of a Fangirl
Hearts & Scribbles
Books to Light Your Fire
October 11th:
Jorie Loves A Story
E-Romance News
Harlie’s Books
October 12th:
Locks, Hooks and Books
October 15th:
Colorimetry
Candrel’s Crafts, Cooks, and Characters
October 16th:
Book Lover in Florida
October 17th:
Jorie Loves A Story
Wishful Endings
October 18th:
Becky on Books
Nicole’s Book Musings
October 19th:
Inside The Mind of An Avid Reader
Reading On The Edge
Teatime and Books
October 20th:
Grand Finale

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1 winner will receive a swag bag from Romancing the Capital 2018. It’s full of awesome swag from the event plus 3 of Amy’s books: NY Doc Under the Northern Lights, A Date with Dr Moustakas, and The Surgeon King’s Secret Baby
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#BookBlitz #Giveaway – LETTING GO OF GRAVITY by Meg Leder

Letting Go of Gravity
Meg Leder
Published by: Simon Pulse
Publication date: July 17th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult

“The anticipation and slow burn of Parker and Finn’s relationship is electric…[an] absorbing novel that will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell.” —Booklist

Parker struggles to reconnect with her twin brother, Charlie—who’s recovering from cancer—as she tries to deal with her anxiety about the future in this powerful new novel.

Twins Parker and Charlie are polar opposites.

Where Charlie is fearless, Parker is careful.

Charlie is confident while Parker aims to please.

Charlie is outgoing and outspoken; Parker is introverted and reserved.

And of course, there’s the one other major difference: Charlie got cancer. Parker didn’t.

But now that Charlie is officially in remission, life couldn’t be going better for Parker. She’s landed a prestigious summer internship at the hospital and is headed to Harvard in the fall to study pediatric oncology—which is why the anxiety she’s felt since her Harvard acceptance is so unsettling. And it doesn’t help that her relationship with Charlie has been on the rocks since his diagnosis.

Enter Finn, a boy who’s been leaving strange graffiti messages all over town. Parker can’t stop thinking about those messages, or about Finn, who makes her feel free for the first time: free to doubt, free to make mistakes, and free to confront the truth that Parker has been hiding from for a long time.

That she keeps trying to save Charlie, when the person who really needs saving is herself.

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In my new book Letting Go of Gravity, my main character Parker struggles with anxiety, even though she doesn’t quite know what’s going on until the end of the book. As someone who also has a hard time getting out of her own head, like Parker, I’ve discovered a few ways to help manage my busy mind. Here are some of the tricks Parker and I have used to calm ourselves:

  • Immerse yourself in the words of others. For Parker, it’s listening to Taylor Swift. For me, it’s finding a book that I can lose myself in. Sometimes, the mere act of letting yourself spend time with other voices is enough to give your worried mind a break.
  • Get busy. In my book, Parker starts helping out at a local ceramics shop, working with a group of old women while discovering the joy of making things with her own two hands. For me, it’s writing and being a reading buddy at a local elementary school. Creating and volunteering are both great ways of slowing the worry train, letting your mind focus on other avenues.
  • Be kind to yourself. It’s very easy to be mad at yourself when you’re anxious. You know that you’re not thinking rationally, but that doesn’t stop the anxious thoughts. But being mad at yourself doesn’t help you feel better—in fact, it makes Parker (and me) feel worse. Instead of being hard on yourself, be kind. You can’t always stop the thoughts, but you can at recognize that anxiety is hard and you’re doing the best you can.
  • Talk to your friends and family. Throughout the book, Parker’s new friends Ruby and Finn encourage her to talk about her feelings, and it’s only when she starts to tell people that she’s worried and scared that things start to get better. I’ve found that being open about my worried thoughts with people I trust—my family, my best friends, my therapist—is often the first step toward owning and overcoming my anxiety.
  • Know that it’s okay to seek help. It takes Parker a long time (a whole book!) to recognize she needs help in managing her worry. It took me twenty-plus years. More than anything, I hope that anyone who sees a little or a lot of themselves in Parker knows it’s okay to ask for help, whether it’s from a teacher, trusted adult, therapist, or good friend. Anxiety can be a hard road, but having someone on your side can make the journey a lot easier.

I hope you enjoy Letting Go of Gravity, and if you’re anxious too, please know you’re not alone—Parker and I are both with you.

 

Author Bio:

A former bookseller and teacher, Meg Leder currently works as a book editor in New York City. Her role models are Harriet the Spy and Anne Shirley. She is the coauthor of The Happy Book, and spends her free time reading, looking for street art, and people watching. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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#NewRelease #GuestPost #Giveaway – COMING HOME TO OTTERCOMBE BAY by Bella Osborne

Coming Home to Ottercombe Bay

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Synopsis

Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.

With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?

 

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Playlists

All authors secretly, or not so secretly, love the idea of one of their books being made into a film. The chance to see your characters come to life on the big screen is a dream for most of us, but hey dreaming is free. I like to make a playlist of songs that both work as the soundtrack to certain scenes and also capture the mood. I know some writers start with the playlist to set the mood for writing and others pull one together once the whole story is written.

I find that I get a flurry of song ideas when I’m initially conjuring up the plot. Sometimes it’s the setting or the key events that trigger an idea. I find that odd songs will pop into my head usually when I don’t have a pen to write them down, like when I’m in the shower so I have to hum it until I can get to a pen and paper. Sometimes I’ll have a song that’s attached to a certain scene in my mind and then another one will come on the radio and I can picture it playing over the scene in my mind and I have to change it.

I’m lucky enough that I can picture my characters in my mind so it’s like already having seen the film but in the meantime, while Richard Curtis is still busy, here’s the playlist I made for Ottercombe Bay:

  • Going Back To My Roots by Odyssey
  • Weather With You by Crowded House
  • Ciao Adios by Anne-Marie
  • Photograph by Ed Sheeran
  • History by One Direction
  • Sorry by Justin Bieber
  • Cake By the Ocean by DNCE
  • Staying Out For The Summer by Dodgy
  • No roots by Alice Merton
  • Love Me Again by John Newman
  • No Excuses by Meghan Trainor
  • Listen to the Man by George Ezra
  • Lost at Sea by Zedd
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling by Justin Timberlake

Here’s a link to the playlist on Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/user/11142159324/playlist/77TAgB9xaRKyfA7dthjMsW?si=XmC_bq3ETGSSctgeimPJAw

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Coming Home - Author PicBella has been jotting down stories as far back as she can remember but decided that 2013 would be the year that she finished a full length novel. She’s now written four romantic comedies and been shortlisted twice for the RNA Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year.

Bella’s stories are about friendship, love and coping with what life throws at you.

She lives in The Midlands, UK with her husband, daughter and a cat who thinks she’s dog. When not writing she’s usually eating custard creams and planning holidays.

For more about Bella, visit her website at http://www.bellaosborne.com or follow her on Twitter – @osborne_bella

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Giveaway – Win signed copies of It Started At Sunset Cottage and A Family Holiday (Open Internationally)

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#BlogTour #Giveaway #GuestPost – HER FAMILY’S DEFENDER by Kim Findlay


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Her Family’s Defender
(A Hockey Romance #2)
by Kim Findlay
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
May 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He has home advantage…

But she’s got a strong defensive play.

Hockey star Troy Green never gives up. Not on the ice. Not when he battled cancer last year. And not when it comes to his new neighbor, Michelle Robinson. Troy only wants to help the struggling single mom and her sweet kids, but soon he’s falling for her. Is Troy finally ready to trade in his bachelor life and become a family man?

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Crossing the Line
(A Hockey Romance #1)
by Kim Findlay
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Icebreaker or endgame?

Can two devoted athletes make room in their lives for love?

Mike Reimer knows from experience that hockey and relationships don’t mix. And hot-tempered swim coach Bridget O’Reilly couldn’t be more wrong for the widowed pro goalie, aka the Iceman. As the playoffs approach, Mike’s growing feelings for her could melt the hardest heart. But what if being with Bridget means letting down his team…and, worst of all, himself?

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Michelle

Michelle is focused on her family. She grew up in a military home, moving around, and enlisted herself, where she met and married another recruit. He came back from deployment suffering from PTSD, and eventually committed suicide.

Michelle has moved her family to Toronto to start fresh, and she has no other priorities right now.

She’s kept herself fit, and can protect herself physically. She has long dark hair, which she normally keeps tied back, but when she’s relaxed she lets it down, literally. Again, I don’t have any specific images in mind, but I’m pleased with the woman on the cover – she fits as Michelle.

 

About the Author

Kim Findlay lives in Toronto, Canada, with her very handsome husband, two strapping sons, and possibly the world’s cutest spaniel. When she can get time away from her accounting business, Kim can be found traveling, sailing, reading, or writing, depending on the season, time of day, and her energy level. You can find her at kimfindlay.ca, @missheyer74, or on Facebook.

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April 30th:
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It’s All About the Romance
Locks, Hooks and Books
Hearts & Scribbles
The Power of Words
May 1st:
I Am A Reader
Rockin’ Book Reviews
E-Romance News
Hardcover Feedback
May 2nd:
Book Lover in Florida
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
Reading Is My SuperPower
May 3rd:
underneath the covers
Britt Reads Fiction
Stacking My Book Shelves!
Remembrancy
May 4th:
Colorimetry
Nicole’s Book Musings
Heidi Reads…
Thoughts of a Blonde
May 5th: Grand Finale

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#BlogTour #Giveaway #GuestPost – THE DOCTOR’S RECOVERY by Cari Lynn Webb


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The Doctor’s Recovery
(City by the Bay Stories #1)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
May 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

When a doctor and a filmmaker reconnect…

Just who is healing whom?

Two years ago, Dr. Wyatt Reid shared an unforgettable goodbye kiss with Mia Fiore. Now a scuba diving accident brings the daredevil documentary filmmaker into his San Francisco ER. Could this be their shot at a real relationship? But Wyatt, haunted by family tragedy, saves lives, and Mia risks hers every day. Can they find the way to a future on both their terms?

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First Kisses Around the World

In my May release, The Doctor’s Recovery, Mia Fiore and Dr. Wyatt Reid shared their first kiss in Africa. Unfortunately, it was also an unspoken good-bye. Unwilling to take a chance on love, Mia chose to pursue her work as a documentary film-maker rather than pursue a relationship with Wyatt. However, a scuba diving accident has brought Mia into Wyatt’s ER in San Francisco. Now, Mia and Wyatt have a second chance to discover if their love story is something real or something better left as a memory.

Mia and Wyatt shared their first kiss at a river under a midnight sky in Africa. First kisses are memorable-whether because they were awkward or unexpected or perfect. Perhaps that first kiss was the start of a fifty-year marriage. Or perhaps that first kiss was just that-a first kiss on the dating road to finding the right one. Either way, there’s something unforgettable in every first kiss.

If you want to make a first kiss even more extraordinary, here are five of the most romantic places around the world to share a kiss:

  1. The Bridge of Sighs ~ this is a 17th century bridge in Venice, Italy. Legend claims that a kiss on a gondola under the bridge at sunset will bring a couple eternal love. First kiss or a kiss between a long-time married couple, this sounds like the perfect place to share a smooch.
  2. Lovers Point State Marine Reserve ~ this beach park in Pacific Grove, California is popular for both locals and visitors alike. As this romantic spot faces east, it’s the only place on the west coast where you can watch the sun rise over the water. Beautiful place to enjoy a spectacular view of the sunrise and a perfect kiss.
  3. The Eiffel Tower ~ The romantic places to share a kiss in Paris, France are no doubt endless. However, taking the elevator to the third floor of The Eiffel Tower and sharing a kiss with your partner while looking over the City of Love seems like a clear choice.
  4. Fairy Pools ~ The Isle of Skye in Scotland seems like something out of a myth. And the idea that the Fairy Pools with waterfalls and crystal blue waters are there waiting seems like nothing more than a fantasy. Could there be a better place to discover the magic of a first kiss (or even a kiss with your husband of 18 years) then at the Fairy Pools?
  5. Hershey, Pennsylvania ~ Hershey is the hometown of the Hershey Kiss. Chocolate and romance are almost synonymous. Surely in the hometown of chocolate, there will be more than one place to steal a sweet kiss.

And while Mia and Wyatt shared their first kiss in an exotic location, their second kiss was no less romantic and memorable. The setting: a backyard garden beside an outdoor fountain.

In keeping with romantic places to share a kiss, here are some ideas for the best kiss locales a little closer to home:

  • A dock on a lake
  • Sunset on the beach
  • On a nature trail
  • By a camp fire
  • Under a star lit sky
  • Under an umbrella in a rain storm (or for those who prefer to remain dry: after a rainstorm)
  • Beneath a waterfall

Where ever those first kisses happen, some of the most memorable are the most unexpected. Maybe there is something to be said for spontaneity and going with the moment. Where was your most unforgettable kiss? And was it planned or spontaneous?

Happy Reading!

Cari Lynn Webb

 

About the Author

Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She’s been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent’s 70 year marriage and her parent’s marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn’t always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.

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April 30th:
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Heidi Reads…
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Nicole’s Book Musings
Thoughts of a Blonde
May 1st:
Colorimetry
The Power of Words
Reading Is My SuperPower
May 2nd:
Wishful Endings
Stacking My Book Shelves!
Hardcover Feedback
Hearts & Scribbles
May 3rd:
Book Lover in Florida
Locks, Hooks and Books
It’s All About the Romance
May 4th:
I Am A Reader
Britt Reads Fiction
underneath the covers
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
May 5th: Grand Finale

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1 winner will receive a signed copy of The Charm Offensive, a Two Tone Sterling Silver Diamond Accent Heartbeat Necklace, and some Spring Candy (open to US only)
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#BlogTour #Giveaway #GuestPost – HIS ONE AND ONLY BRIDE by Tara Randel


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His One and Only Bride
(The Business of Weddings #5)
Tara Randel
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He never thought he’d see her again!

After being reported missing, presumed dead, globe-hopping photojournalist Mitch Simmons never thought he’d see his estranged wife, Zoe, again. Yet here he is back in their coastal Florida town, where Zoe is mayor. Turns out she isn’t the only one he left behind.

Discovering he has a baby son awakens thrilling new emotions in Mitch. And there are his still-powerful feelings for the high school sweetheart he vowed to love and honor forever. Thankfully, they’ll have the chance to find the love that was always there…

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Tips for Choosing a Wedding Photographer

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The wedding day can be stressful, but if you plan in advance and cover your bases, the day can go off without a hitch. Here are some tips when hiring a photographer.

The Search

Start  your search by getting a list of local photographers and reading reviews from recent newlyweds. Review websites and blogs to check out photos of other weddings they’ve shot, which will give you an idea of their style. Visit their social media pages. Look for feedback from previous clients.

Interviews

You should meet your potential photographers in person. Sit down. Discuss your vision. See if you agree on the tone and style. Check availability. Set up in-person meetings with three to five potential photographers. Discuss venue, wedding style and fees.

View Full Wedding Albums

Don’t base your decision on a quick look of what you see in a photographer’s highlights gallery or album.  Ask to see two or three full galleries from real weddings they’ve shot to get a better idea of what your complete collection of photos might look like after the wedding. And ask to see at least one or two complete albums of weddings that are in similar settings to yours.

Are You the Right Fit?

Don’t underestimate the importance of liking and bonding with your photographer. In order to get the best photos, go with a pro who has a firm grasp of social graces but is bold enough to go hunting for great images. Remember, they’ll be shadowing your every move, and the more comfortable both of you are with the photographer, the better the photos will turn out. Likewise, you don’t want the photographer to offend or annoy any guests, but to capture them in their best light in an unobtrusive way. They should ask lots of questions and be a good listener.

Price and What They Offer

When looking at someone’s pricing, be careful to see what’s included in the package you’re looking at. Second shooters, additional hours, hi-res JPGs, albums, and engagement sessions may be included in the price quote, or might be extra money. Make sure you’re not signing up to pay more later for things you definitely want. Compare packages. Additional prints can always be ordered later when you’re not facing the burden of paying for a wedding.

Delivery

Once your wedding has happened, you’re going to want to get your hands on your photos. Get a timeline for how fast or slow a particular photographer turns around images. Also find out what rights you will have and what publication rights your photographer has. If you want control of where your photos are published, ask for that in advance. Find out if you’ll get access to your unprocessed images.

— Tara

 

 

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About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn’t come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. Family values, mystery and, of course, love and romance are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Tara lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery.

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January 22nd:
Launch
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It’s All About the Romance
Becky on Books
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
January 23rd:
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Book Lover in Florida
A Baker’s Perspective
Heidi Reads…
January 24th:
Locks, Hooks and Books
Bookworm Lisa
Hearts & Scribbles
Remembrancy
January 25th:
Jorie Loves A Story
I Am A Reader
Reading Is My SuperPower
Nicole’s Book Musings
Two Girls and a Book
January 26th:
Thoughts of a Blonde
The Bookworm Chronicles
Inside The Mind of Mind of an Avid Reader
Paulette’s Papers
January 27th: Grand Finale

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– US PRIZE PACK: Signed copies of Rival HeartsThe Bridal Bouquet and The Wedding March, a Harlequin Heartwarming tote bag, a 2018 appointment planner and a $25 Amazon gift card
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#BlogTour #Giveaway #GuestPost – BRINGING ROSIE HOME by Loree Lough


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Bringing Rosie Home
(By Way of the Lighthouse, #2)
by Loree Lough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

A kidnapping shattered their family…

Rena and Grant VanMeter lived every parent’s worst nightmare when their preschool daughter was abducted. Riddled with guilt and hoping time apart would help them heal, Rena made the hardest decision of her life. But stunning news reunites her with Grant. Rosie has been found.

Putting up a united front for their child’s sake isn’t as easy as they thought. Grant hasn’t forgiven Rena for taking her eyes off Rosie for a few critical seconds. And Rena has yet to forgive herself. But their little girl needs them more than ever…

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Grant’s Best Days of My Life

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My name is Grant VanMeter, Rosie’s dad, and Rena’s husband. I was pretty hard on her in the months following our girl’s abduction. So hard, in fact, that she found it necessary to put time and space between us. Frankly, I didn’t blame her for leaving. I wish I could have left me!

There are five things on my Best Days of My Life list: The day Rena said “I do,” the morning Rosie was born, when I got the call that said she’d been found, and when Rena agreed to come home, so we could give our sweet girl a stable home life. The fifth? That’s a surprise you’ll find out about at the end of BRINGING ROSIE HOME.

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The Man She Knew
(By Way of the Lighthouse, #1)
by Loree Lough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
June 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Don’t they both deserve a second chance?

Fourteen years ago, one reckless act cost Ian Sylvestry everything, including the girl he planned to marry. Since then, he has fought hard to turn his life around. Returning to his Baltimore town after serving a prison term was the first step. Winning back Maleah Turner’s trust is a far more daunting challenge. From their first sparks-flying reunion, it’s obvious they still have powerful feelings for each other. In fact, they might be even stronger together now. But if their second chance is going to work, Maleah has to believe that Ian is a changed man. She really wants to believe…but she simply isn’t convinced.

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About the Author

Bestselling author LOREE LOUGH once sang for her supper, performing across the U.S. and Canada. Now and then, she blows the dust from her 6-string to croon a tune or two, but mostly, she writes novels that have earned hundreds of industry and “Readers’ Choice” awards, 4- and 5-star reviews, and 7 book-to-movie options. The Man She Knew, #1 in her “By Way of the Lighthouse” series, her 3rd for Harlequin Heartwarming, is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Harlequin.com.

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January 8th:
Launch
The Power of Words
It’s All About the Romance
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
January 9th:
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Becky on Books
Rainy Day Reviews
The Bookworm Chronicles
January 10th:
Janice’s Book Reviews
Paulette’s Papers
Heidi Reads…
Hearts & Scribbles
January 11th:
Leels Loves Books
Book Lover in Florida
Among the Reads
Teatime and Books
January 12th:
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
Nicole’s Book Musings
Thoughts of a Blonde
underneath the covers
January 13th: Grand Finale

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– Two winners will receive a print copy of BRINGING ROSIE HOME (US only)
– Three winners will receive an ebook of BRINGING ROSIE HOME (open internationally)
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#BlogPost #Giveaway #GuestPost – SOMETHING TO TREASURE by Virginia McCullough


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Something to Treasure
(Two Moon Bay #2)
by Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

If anyone can save him, she’s the one

Jerrod Walters hopes relocating to the coastal town of Two Moon Bay can be the fresh start he and his young daughter need. But the single dad is caught off guard when a beautiful PR professional offers to promote his diving excursions to legendary shipwreck sites. There’s so much he admires about Dawn Larson, starting with the woman’s upbeat, can-do personality. Dawn’s boundless capacity for joy might be the only thing capable of bringing him back to life after his tragic loss…

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The Treasures of Two Moon Bay

 What makes Two Moon Bay such a treasure of a small town? It’s got some great people, for sure, but it’s also filled with colorful places that make life good for the people who live there. I had fun revisiting the town with each book. As I wrote the three stories in the series (Something to Treasure is Book 2), the many characters pointed out new sights and events.

Dawn Larsen, a PR consultant and enthusiastic networker, is Jerrod Walter’s guide as he establishes his adventure diving business. Jerrod chose Two Moon Bay in part because it’s on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan and has a marina, a fully stocked marine supply store, and a yacht club that’s a favorite place for parties and gatherings—and it becomes special to Dawn and Jerrod.

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Within a day or two of moving to Two Moon Bay, Jerrod discovers his new home features much more than its postcard-perfect waterfront. What would any community be without a treasured coffeehouse? Two Moon Bay has the Bean Grinder, which serves mouthwatering muffins, cookies, and scones. Jerrod’s crew, Wyatt and Rob, enjoy “the Grinder,” as locals call it, too, and his little girl, Carrie, soon chooses her own favorite treats.

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You won’t need to walk too far from the Bean Grinder to pay a visit another Two Moon Bay treasure, the Silver Moon Winery. When you’ve had your tour and tasting, maybe you’ll want to stop for dinner at another town favorite, the Half Moon Café.

Dawn knows the owners of the Book Shelf, Two Moon Bay’s bookstore on Bay Street, which is conveniently located down the street from the ice cream shop. Every year Dawn helps promote a major town event, Stroll & Shop, the annual downtown sidewalk sale that draws locals and tourists alike. In Something to Treasure, the sidewalk sale is especially memorable because a thunderstorm leads to a major crisis.

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As you wander the streets of Two Moon Bay, you’ll also come across a war memorial in a small park near the library. And it’s just one indication that the citizens of Two Moon Bay are civic minded and honor—and treasure—their people, past and present. (The memorial also is featured in Book 3, Love, Unexpected.)

Of course, a town is only as appealing as the people in it, and you’ll meet quite a few men and women who are as enchanted with Two Moon Bay as I am. Plus, you’ll meet some old friends from Book 1 of the series, Girl in the Spotlight.

So, join Dawn as she introduces Jerrod to his new town and watch them create magic of their own.

— Virginia

Other Books in the Series

Girl in the Spotlight
(Two Moon Bay #1)
by Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
June 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The daughter they never knew

When Miles Jenkins sees the graceful young figure skater on TV, he can’t believe how much she resembles Lark McGee, the girl he dated briefly in college. Could this aspiring star be the child Lark gave up for adoption eighteen years ago? He has to find out.

Locating Lark ignites conflicting emotions in Miles—including regrets for what might have been and romantic feelings that take the two single parents by surprise. As they prepare to meet their daughter, this deeper connection between the two just might be the chance at love they never got.

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About the Author

A writer all her adult life, Virginia McCullough has had the opportunity to write the stories of her heart in her novels, including Girl in the Spotlight, the first book in her Two Moon Bay series for Harlequin Heartwarming. (Book 2 is scheduled for release in January 2018). Her award-winning romance and women’s fiction titles include The Jacks of Her Heart, Amber Light, Greta’s Grace, The Chapels on the Hill, and Island Healing.

Born and raised in Chicago, Virginia has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.

Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.

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Tour Schedule

January 8th:
Launch
Reading Is My SuperPower
Hearts & Scribbles
January 9th:
Bookworm Lisa
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Book Lover in Florida
January 10th:
Canadian Book Addict
Nicole’s Book Musings
It’s All About the Romance
January 11th:
Inside the Mind of an Avid Reader
underneath the covers
Locks, Hooks and Books
January 12th:
Among the Reads
Heidi Reads…
Rockin’ Book Reviews
January 13th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

1st Prize (open internationally*):
– One $25.00 Amazon gift card
– A deep cranberry red scarf-shawl—so soft your skin will sigh and thank you!
– Inspirational art—a book of 20 pull-out 10” x 12” posters—each is a unique design and ready to frame, put on your fridge, or send to a friend who needs an uplifting message
– Two delicious Equal Exchange organic, fair-trade dark chocolate bars, one almond, one caramel crunch
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2nd Prize (open internationally):
– One $25.00 Amazon gift card

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#BookBlitz #Giveaway – FOREVERMORE by Cristiane Serruya

Forevermore
Cristiane Serruya
(Ever More, #2)
Publication date: December 7th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

A father desperate to save his little girl. A doctor fighting for a cure. And two broken hearts that can only be healed together.Ava Larsen is too busy finishing her pediatric oncology residency to find love… and she knows what it feels like to have a broken heart. She assures herself that kissing the gorgeous alpha stranger the night before was nothing more than a dangerous yet delicious mistake— one she won’t repeat.

Widower billionaire Aleksander Maximilian is one of the most powerful men alive, but he’s helpless to save his daughter Olivia from cancer. Doctors have assured him it would be best to enjoy her last days at home. To make Olivia’s wish to spend her last Christmas on Lake Tahoe come true, he hires the best home care team in the business.

It turns out the head of the team is the breathtaking woman he shared an unexpected kiss which ignited sparks. But this is the worst time for Aleksander to have finally have passionate feelings for someone, not to mention it’s strictly forbidden to Ava to get involved with her patient’s father.

Tragedy brought them together. A miracle might rip them apart.

An emotional gripping love story of hope, redemption, and never giving up, Forevermore is the second book in USA Today bestselling author Cristiane Serruya’s EVER MORE Series. If you enjoy romances by Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, Sylvia Day, and Maya Banks, then you will cherish this heartwarming, steamy contemporary erotic novel.

Sequel to So Much More, FOREVERMORE stands on its own, but reading in order guarantees a more enjoyable time.

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4 reasons why I LOVE to write romances!

Guest post by Cristiane Serruya

Hello and thanks for hosting me. I’m so happy to be here with you and your readers today.

Since 2011, I’ve been immersed in the written word—penning romance novels, to be exact. The process of crafting and getting a work through the publishing machine—especially the indie world—can be a lonely and hard path but when my new imaginary friends walk out of my romances, they’re worth all of grueling pain I submit my wrists and fingers to. Here are four reasons why I have been hooked by love stories.

1. The characters

The men! Handsome or scarred, funny or brooding, overbearing or supportive. Dark-haired, blond, paled skin, tanned and everything in between! Now put them together with blondes, brunettes or red-heads; thin or curved or toned; opinionated and bold or delicate and shy! Oh, my! To make it even better, throw in a couple of kids—I love stories with smart kids! Of course, makes it even funnier if we have a few criminals in the story, too. There, I have a bunch of new friends—and enemies—for me to play with for a while.

2. I get to create stories

Imagine those said characters meeting over a business meeting, as in The Complete TRUST Series; or fighting for a cure for a sick child, as in Forevermore, and the sparks flying over a heated argument or a nice gesture.

And then imagine them doing it. Yeah! And some revengeful ex-partner or dark secret, which threatens their relationship. I decide who loves and hates; who lives and dies! I can totally transform a person I know in a good or a horrible character. I can even take my revenge on the ones I don’t like much and create a whole new ending for a situation gone wrong. It’s freeing!

3. The research

Learning is a passion of mine. In order to create believable characters, research is necessary. For example, Tavish Uilleam MacCraig, the lead male character of Love Painted in Red, who appeared on my first release Entwined Fates, TRUST Series #1 and was supposed to be a secondary character, grew so much as a character during TRUST Series that he demanded his story to be told. As it unfolded, and from it I have already Damaged Love, which features Tavish’s best friend, Lord Richard Smith, and after comes the story of Richard’s older brother, Lord Hugh Smith.

All the three of them are veterans of war—I am always in awe of those men and women who sacrifice themselves to make this world safer.

We don’t have a strong military here in Brazil and I wanted them to be believable veteran dealing with PTSD, living with disabilities, having invisible scars, for the readers to feel their pains. So I interviewed many veterans online. It was an enlightening and heartbreaking experience and it helped me make Tavish and Richard come out beautifully—or so I like to think—with their physical and psychological scars and yet full of life strength and vigor.

4. The happily ever after

With all the horrible things happening in the world, unnecessary killings, religious and racial strife, it’s great to be able to escape to a world where my characters have survived bad things and are still able to find a fulfilling and healing relationship with a happy ending—and don’t forget the steamy sex I got to create. But sometimes, I get out of a story emotionally tired; so tired, I need a break.

It was exactly the case of Forevermore, Olivia, Alek, and Ava’s heart-wrenching and heart-warming story that I needed a break before I jump into the skin of Benedict, who is blind, and Natalya, from Evermore. Ah, what did I do during my break? I wrote a light, funny and suspenseful romance. So, pre-order already Royal Love, Last Royals Series #1.

Last, I want to share some good news. Almost all my books are on KindleUnlimited, so visit Cristiane Serruya’s Amazon Page and read them for free!

I love to connect with readers, so feel free to stalk me online: Facebook Author Page, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram. And follow me on BookBub, Amazon, and Goodreads.

Those who want to receive my very, very sporadic emails about new releases and promotions can sign-up here: Cristiane Serruya Website and win a free romance, free cookbooks, and so much more!

Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts here and helping me promote my work.

Love,

Cris, author

 

Author Bio:

USA TODAY and AMAZON best-selling romance author, Cristiane Serruya lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with her six-foot-six husband, two teenage daughters, and Loki, her Shetland sheepdog. Cris is a writer, a lawyer, a reader; a woman, a mother, and a wife. Not necessarily in this order. Or in any order…

She has a Master’s in Business Law and a BA in Fine Arts. In 2012, after twenty-two years of practicing law, Cris decided to give writing a go. And–amazingly–it was just the piece that was missing in the puzzle of her life.

She loves to hear from readers so fell free to stalk her online and visit http://www.crisserruya.com to win a freebie left there only for you.

Those who want to receive Cris’s very sporadic emails about new releases, giveaways, and promotions can sign-up on http://bit.ly/CS-VIPlist

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#BlogTour #Review – BEYOND BELIEVING by D.D. Marx

 

Book Details:
Book Title: Beyond Believing (Book #1)
Author: D.D. Marx
Category: Adult Fiction, 200 pages
Genre: Chick-Lit
Publisher: Beyond Dreams Publishing
Release date: October 2017
Tour dates: Oct 16 to Dec 22, 2017
Content Rating: PG 13 Non-explicit sex, swear words (light…couple f-bombs)

Book Description:

When Olivia gets news of her best friend Dan’s fatal car accident, her entire life is upended. Shattered with grief and struggling to find any meaning or purpose to life, she trudges along with a gaping void in her heart. Finally, when her frustration reaches its peak, Olivia decides to trust Dan’s eternal friendship. That trust allows him to break through to her from the beyond, and Dan guides Olivia through the twists and turns of her life into something new and entirely unexpected.

When Olivia exposes a gigantic internal scandal at work, her career implodes. With no job and no one to turn to, she escapes to Palm Springs for the sympathy and care of her beloved cousin, Garrett. He isn’t quite the comfort Olivia hoped for, but on that journey, meets someone who fills the void in her heart. She’s never experienced such a deep love. It heals her soul and rekindles her spirit – and just may have been the design of her dearly departed friend all along.

Beyond Believing is a sweet, funny and romantic story that touches the heart, serves up delicious twists and turns, and shows the reader that there’s no such thing as “coincidence.” Author D.D Marx regards this book as her love letter to friendship.

To read more reviews, please visit D.D. Marx’s page on iRead Book Tours.

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Review5 Stars
I flew through this book! Once I began reading, I didn’t want to put it down. We all often wonder if we get signs from our loved ones that have passed and this book opens your mind to the possibilities. You can feel the connection between Dan and Olivia then when Olivia meets Finn, you get the feeling that the love is meant to be.

A feel-good beach read that you will want to have Beyond Love downloaded, as you will want to continue reading the story of Olivia and Finn!

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Why do I write fictional romance?

When I dive into a book, the intention is to escape from my own world. For me personally, my primary goal is to enter a world of possibilities filled with love, light and hope.  When I decided to start writing my only thought was “what story do I want to read?” It doesn’t mean the story is lacking highs and lows but the message I want to send is about perseverance. Demonstrating how to stick it out when times get tough, because inevitably, it always gets better.

With everything going on in the world – the threat of nuclear war, the devastation from catastrophic storms, earthquakes, violence, hatred, illness and famine, I need a mental outlet. I want to immerse myself in a fantasy world where things are more in control. Sometimes I feel helpless these days with so many people in need.  It’s not that I’m trying to ignore the problem. I do my part – both financially and by volunteering – but it can become all consuming. The things I look forward to seeing or reading are about the hero’s. Everyday people jumping in to benefit humanity regardless of circumstances.  Because in the end that is what it is all about isn’t it? Being humble and kind.  The media doesn’t show enough of the good stuff so I want to do my part there too – relatable, realistic and hopeful.

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Meet the Author:
D.D. Marx is a contemporary romantic fiction writer and blogger, as well as a lover of all things social. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton, as well as the Second City program in Chicago, where she currently resides. A proud aunt and self-described hopeless romantic, Marx has always had a knack for humorous and engaging storytelling. Her pen name is a dedication to her beloved friend Dan, who continues to guide and inspire her in her daily life.

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