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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Guest Post & Giveaway: Hers to Protect by Catherine Lanigan

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https://amzn.to/2LHawNFHers to Protect
(Shores of Indian Lake #11)
By Catherine Lanigan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
April 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She’s sworn to protect…

But does that include a speeding celebrity?

Violet Hawks is a by-the-books police officer—so when she catches a man speeding, she arrests him. Only, the man is famous race car driver Josh Stevens. To make amends, Josh launches a charm campaign, and it works on the small town…and on Violet. But when Josh is connected to an investigation, Violet begins to wonder—can she trust her instincts when her heart is involved?



Guest Post by Author Catherine Lanigan


I have always been fascinated by cars. A great deal of that interest, delight and awe, comes from the fact that I AM from Indiana. Historically, Indiana was the birthplace of many of the first automobiles being manufactured in the United States. Long before there was The Motor City of Detroit, there was Studebaker in South Bend and the Duesenberg in Indianapolis. The Austin. The Cord. These were history makers.

In my hometown, La Porte, Indiana, in early June we have “Cruise Night”.  There are so many antique car owners around here that they traditionally, parade up and down the Main Street in town for several hours. The side streets are blocked off and we all stand around and see the refurbished old cars and trucks, which have been warehoused all winter; cleaned, waxed and lovingly restored some more. It’s so fun to see cars from the 1920’s to the muscle cars of the early 70’s and the drag racing cars of the 1950’s.

And from the early days, the cars were tested on the race track. That race track is the Indianapolis 500. My editor and publisher wouldn’t let me “say” Indianapolis 500, we had to use “the race”, but I am assuming everyone will get the idea.

I first introduced this world of antique cars and their collectors in KATIA’S PROMISE. I brought Austin McCreary back in HERS TO PROTECT as Josh Stevens’ friend. Josh is an international Formula One driver. He’s famous, rich and a bit arrogant when the story begins.
Josh has everything, it appears, except happiness. Though it’s been decades, he’s still grieving over his parents’ death.  When Violet Hawks, young rookie cop with her heart set on becoming detective, pulls him over in his ultra expensive and luxurious Bugatti Chiron, for speeding, neither of them are prepared for the antagonism they create in each other. As career focused at Violet is on the drug lord her detective team is hoping to bring down, she finds that Josh’s charming smile and enthusiasm for her town, is a cover for the lonely man he really is.

Violet is blessed with a large, loving family who care about each other and their community. When Josh spends time with her, his heart learns to trust.  But love is another issue all together.




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About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and HER TO PROTECT (2019).

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for Heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Guest Post & Giveaway: Cathy McDavid, author of The Cowboy's Perfect Match

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https://amzn.to/2VEsvs5The Cowboy's Perfect Match
(The Sweetheart Ranch #2)
By Cathy McDavid
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
May 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He may not be perfect…

But he’s perfect for her!

Ryan DeMere is definitely enjoying the perks of being Sweetheart Ranch’s new wrangler—the best is working with head chef Bridget O’Malley. He’s fallen head over spurs for the talented and determined beauty. There’s just one hiccup. Bridget is holding out for Mr. Right—and Ryan doesn’t quite meet her requirements. But he’s determined to win Bridget over, because Ryan may not be perfect…but maybe their love could be.



Guest Post from Author Cathy McDavid


What Makes Sweetheart Ranch Special?

THE COWBOY’S PERFECT MATCH is book two in my series, The Sweetheart Ranch (two more books are for sure following and possibly more).  I personally have never been to a place like it. Right now, the ranch only exists in my head and on the pages of my books :)

But, seriously, wouldn’t it be nice to visit a western-themed wedding venue and B&B? Yeah, I agree. Let me take you on an imaginary tour.

Picture a sprawling, country ranch house with a veranda that runs the entire length of the house. Don’t forget the charming porch swing for whiling away a lazy spring afternoon.

Through the front door is the foyer where an antique desk serves as a registration counter. To the left is the parlor where receptions are held and beyond that, the kitchen. Also off the parlor is the library which, in book four, has been converted into a wedding boutique.

To the right of the foyer is the wedding chapel, complete with an altar and pews. During the holidays, the chapel, along with the entire ranch, inside and out, is decorated from top to bottom.

Behind the main house is the clubhouse and pool. Beside the pool is a Jacuzzi.  Inside the clubhouse visitors will find a ping pong table, dart board, shuffleboard table, and card table. Pool party anyone?

Take a walk up the dirt road behind the clubhouse and pool to the six honeymoon cabins, each built to resemble the main house. Each cabin has a walkway leading up to it, a private patio outback, and a small front porch with comfortable chairs for taking in the beautiful Arizona sunsets.

The cabins’ interiors are a honeymooning couple’s dream. First is the quaint front room with a fieldstone fireplace and cozy couch for snuggling. The two-person dinette set in the small kitchen is the perfect place to linger over a specialty honeymoon breakfast prepared by the head chef. Of course, the bedroom has a king-size bed and every cabin bathroom comes equipped with a spa-tub big enough for two!

Except during the summer months when it’s too hot, the ranch hosts monthly hayrides followed by a cookout dinner, and square dance. But Sweetheart Ranch’s signature amenity is their carriage ride for honeymooning couples the day after the wedding. The white Cinderella-style carriage is drawn by two horses and travels through town, taking in the local sights as well as the spectacular mountain views.

Nothing could be more romantic. But, then, what else would you expect from a stay at place called Sweetheart Ranch?




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https://amzn.to/2V3HdEoA Cowboy's Christmas Proposal
(The Sweetheart Ranch #1)
By Cathy McDavid
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

At a magical time of year…

Can a cowboy help falling in love?

For single dad Owen Caufield, living and working at Sweetheart Ranch for a month is the perfect change of pace. While the cowboy turned wedding officiant can now spend more time with his children, Molly O’Malley, his new boss, is less thrilled. A wedding ranch isn’t the best place for three rambunctious youngsters. But amid the chaos—and the coming holidays—it may be the best place to fall in love…


About the Author

As a sophomore in high school, NY TimesUSA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid won a local writing competition with her self-illustrated children’s book. Who knew that small triumph would eventually lead to a career writing contemporary romances with over 1.3 million books sold? With forty-seven titles to date, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins recently married her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world four years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking men who ride the range or fight fires or hunt creatures all while sweeping the girl off her feet. It’s a tough job but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Guest Post & Giveaway: The Songs That Brought Me Back by Mylissa Demeyere

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The Songs That Brought Me Back 

Have you ever made a mistake? One so monumental you lost everything? I did, and I hate myself for it! All I want to do is close my eyes, and let the darkness consume me. Make it all go away. The end. 

Ainsley is drowning in the depth of her despair. One wrong decision left her alone, with only regret as her constant companion. To escape it all, she makes another choice. One she hopes will end everything. Instead, she’s thrown into a whole new world filled with opportunities she doesn’t believe she deserves. Ethan gives the appearance of breezing through life. But underneath his bright facade, he’s scarred by loss. When fate leads him into Ainsley’s world at the exact moment she needs someone the most, he can’t ignore the chance to right the wrongs of his past. Ainsley and Ethan will struggle to help each other heal and start anew. They’ll learn that the secret to conquering their pain lies within their power, if only they can do it together. Always together.  

Sometimes the ending is really the beginning.


   

Why I wrote Ainsley's story (from Mylissa Demeyere)

Did you know that every forty seconds 1 person dies due to suicide? That’s close to 800,000 worldwide, each year. There are indications that for each adult who dies of suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide. That’s an estimate of 16,000,000 attempted suicides worldwide amongst adults. (Source: The World Health Organization).

Five days shy of my sixteenth birthday, my father’s body was found after he had killed himself. Needless to say, it wasn’t the sweet sixteen it could have been.

That event had quite an impact on my life and how I decided to face the challenges I meet.

When I wrote The Songs of You and Me, I delved into Jackson’s past. He got to tell his side of how Ainsley’s choices affected him. I never felt I could leave her tale untold. Each story always has at least two sides to it.

Why does a person make such horrible choices as Ainsley did? What drives them to such selfishness? And does a person like Ainsley have it in her to redeem herself?

My dad made the choice not to fight and right the wrongs in his life. It not only ended his life; it impacted many other lives.

Ainsley’s story is my way of showing you what can happen when people who make mistakes decide to try and do better. Because everyone deserves a second chance to right the wrong and start over again.

This is Ainsley’s story of what happens when you choose to not give up.

I hope that whomever reads this, will realize that we all, at one point in our life need and deserve second chances. When we take those chances, and turn our lives around, miracles can happen. I have seen it firsthand and the stories that follow are beautiful. Not perfect, but definitely worth living.
Even when life seems dark, lost, and like there is no other way than ending it, there is ALWAYS another option.

To everyone who has ever felt like there was never another way, this story is for you. My dad didn’t take the other way, but I hope you will find help. Life isn’t always perfect, but it is a wonderful gift. Definitely worth fighting for.


       

Author Mylissa Demeyere 


Mylissa Demeyere was born in Belgium, and resides in the beautiful city of Ghent. She lives in a somewhat organized home with her four beautiful children and the love of her life. If she isn’t working, she’s writing, running, reading, or enjoying time with her kids, who are growing up way too fast. The Songs That Brought Me Back is her second novel in The Songs Series, with a third book releasing in the middle of 2019. 
 

   

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