Monday, October 8, 2018

Release Blitz & Giveaway: Our Christmas Promise by Tara Randel

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Our Christmas Promise
By Tara Randel Christmas Promise:
A Christmas Wedding Story
(12 Days of Heartwarming Christmas)
By Tara Randel
Contemporary Romance, Holiday, Novella
ebook, 129 Pages
October 9, 2018

Melissa Upton and Justin Caswell have been best friends since they were kids. Now, they’re all grown up and things have changed, for Melissa at least. She’s content running the family bridal shop, Candlelight and Lace. Excited about an upcoming wedding. She doesn’t even mind attending weddings with Justin, until he dubs them wedding buddies. And now that he’s back in Christmas Town, Melissa realizes she wants more. If she goes after her heart will she lose her best friend?

Justin is back home to take care of business for his estranged father while he recovers from a heart attack. He’s launched his own successful career, is happy with his single status. Until he feels the distance Melissa has put between them. What’s up with his best friend? The more time they spend together, involved in Christmas Town holiday preparations, the more he realizes she’s hoping for more in their relationship. Can Justin see that being in love, and remaining best friends, is the best of both worlds?


Jaycee tossed a paper towel in the trash and met Melissa’s gaze in the mirror over the sink.
“When are you going to tell him?”
“Tell who what?” Melissa asked as she dug in her bag for lip balm.
“Tell Justin you have feelings for him.”
Melissa froze. Blinked a few times and glanced at Jaycee. “What are you talking about?”
Jaycee rested her hip against the counter and crossed her arms over her chest. “Don’t play dumb with me. I see how you look at him, especially when he doesn’t know it.”
“He’s my friend and I’m glad he’s home.”
“Really? That’s it?”
Melissa shrugged and resumed her searching. “What more could there be?”
“You tell me.”
“There’s nothing to tell.”
“Then why don’t you date?”
Melissa gripped the tube of balm in her fingers. “I date.”
“Name the last time you went out with a guy.”
She racked her brain but came up empty. “College, maybe?”
“That was six years ago.”
“ can’t be that long.”
Jaycee arched a brow.
“Wait. I went out with Roger Pierce for a while.”
“Until he moved away.” Jaycee shook her head. “I’m telling you, you have it bad for Justin.”
Did she? Did that explain the tingles she’d been trying to ignore? Or had she been without a significant other for too long now?
Slowly spreading the balm across her lips, Melissa met her own gaze in the mirror. Clear brown eyes peered back, but a rosy red had crept into her cheeks. She recognized the look, had seen it on dozens of bride’s faces through the years. 
Good grief, was she in love with Justin?
“Do you care for him as more than just a friend?” Jaycee asked when Melissa had been quiet too long.
“Of course not.”
Despite her words, Melissa flashed back to that Christmas Eve many years ago when they’d promised to be friends forever. How they’d carried through on the vow, remaining friends through high school and stayed in touch when he left Christmas Town for college. She understood why he didn’t return, so she’d made sure to visit him in Boston. Once their friends had started to marry, meeting up at weddings had become their thing. But was that good enough for her now?
Tossing the tube back in her purse with more pressure than she intended, Melissa closed the bag. Pushed her unsettling thoughts away. “You’re imagining things.”
With a shrug, Jaycee pushed from the counter. “If you say so.”
“I say so,” she said, yanking the door open to return to the raucous, overcrowded pub.

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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Friday, October 5, 2018

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#FallIntoBooks #FavoriteAuthors

This is a dangerous question to ask a bookworm... ;)

I'm listing my must-read, auto-buy authors that I trust for consistently delivering books that I find amazing and satisfying. I highly recommend books by all of the following authors!

Rachael Anderson

Lori Benton

Sian Ann Bessey

Joanne Bischof

Mary Connealy

Dawn Crandall

Julie Daines

Taylor Dean

Nicole Deese

 Julianne Donaldson

Sarah M. Eden

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Laura Frantz
Kathleen Fuller

Donna Hatch
Jody Hedlund

Stacy Henrie

Pam Hillman
Michele Paige Holmes

Denise Hunter

Regina Jennings
Krista Lynne Jensen

Liz Johnson
Carla Kelly

Ronie Kendig

Josi S. Kilpack

Julie Klassen

Sarah E. Ladd

Carla Laureano

Annette Lyon 
Amy Matayo

Kristen McKendry
 Heather B. Moore

H. B. Moore

Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Peel 

Amber Lynn Perry
Dani Pettrey

Sheralyn Pratt
Katherine Reay

Regina Scott

Nichole Van

Becky Wade

Courtney Walsh

Susan May Warren

Karen Witemeyer

Thursday, October 4, 2018

#FallIntoBooks #ChildhoodFavorite

I absolutely loved The Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and read them several times throughout my childhood and teen years. These Happy Golden Years was probably my first sweet romance ;) I credit these books for my love of pioneer stories and westerns. I'm planning to borrow the audiobooks from our library to listen to with my five year old at bedtime.

Falling in Love Event: Author Cindy Roland Anderson, Sale & Giveaway



The Rogue Warrior by Cindy Roland Anderson  

His job was to protect her, not fall in love with her. 

When Logan Steele is hired to protect an archery champion who is being stalked, the former SEAL automatically assumes his client is a man. Then he meets Weslee Campbell, a beautiful woman with the prettiest light blue eyes he’s ever looked into, and he knows his life is about to change forever. That is, if his fear doesn’t get the best of him. For a man who has faced enemy insurgents, rescued innocent people in the line of fire, and piloted a helicopter without experience to save his SEAL team, he shouldn’t be afraid of anything…yet meeting a pretty girl with a heart of gold has him questioning if he’s brave enough to fall in love.  

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 As they slowly made their way toward the entrance, Weslee regretted her earlier behavior. She’d acted like a spoiled brat when all he was trying to do was keep her out of harm’s way. Her mother had raised her to be a lady, and she needed to make an apology. She tipped her face up to look at him and realized now was not the time to apologize. Focused and stern looking, Logan honed in on the crowd around them. With his attention riveted on their surroundings, it gave her a moment to really study him. His appearance was a little deceiving. The clean-cut look gave him a hot-boy-next-door kind of vibe. Dressed in the expensive tux, he looked more like a sexy British spy than a soldier. It was his piercing blue eyes that gave him an edge, making him look cool, calm, and dangerous. As if he knew she was checking him out, his eyes flashed to hers. Glimmering like chips of ice, they held very little warmth and were deadly serious. Still, despite his cool assessment, she felt that magnetic pull toward him. Instead of shrinking away, no doubt what he intended her to do, she held his gaze and gave him a soft smile. Then she saw it. A fiery attraction flickered behind his eyes just before he shuttered it and looked away. That brief second of intense heat wrapped around her like a warm blanket right out of the dryer. What if Inez was right? What if meeting Logan was her destiny?    



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Logan and Weslee have such a fun and rewarding love story! I loved the chemistry between them, the suspense leading toward the ending, and the comedy spread throughout the book as well. Such a fun, romantic read, and the perfect addition to the Navy SEAL Romance Series 2.0. ~ Kimberly    


Author Cindy Roland Anderson 

Cindy Roland Anderson writes clean, contemporary romance with a combination of humor, romantic tension and some pretty great kissing scenes. She and her husband, John, live in northern Utah, and have five amazing children. Their family has expanded by adding a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and seven adorable grandchildren. She is a registered nurse and has worked in the NICU as well as the newborn nursery. She loves to read, almost as much as she loves writing. And she loves chocolate, probably a little too much.





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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

#FallIntoBooks #FavoriteCouple

I'm going to go with the classic literary couple, Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. The first time I read the book, I had not yet seen any movie versions, so I pictured him as very tall, and her as much younger than him. As much as I enjoy both the miniseries and 2005 movie, I prefer vintage illustrations and depictions of the couple since they match my own vision. I also love reading retellings and stories inspired by the book, they can be so much fun!

Check out my Pride and Prejudice Pinterest Board for more Darcy and Lizzie fun!

Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: Coming Home to You by M.K. Stelmack

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Coming Home to You (A True North Hero #3)
Coming Home to You
(A True North Hero #3)
By M. K. Stelmack
Contemporary Romance
Paperback, 384 pages
October 2, 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She wants a temporary fake romance

Can he make it real...and forever?

Driving across the country in an RV with her terminally ill godmother was not Daphne Merlotte's idea. Nor was crashing the RV into a small-town coffee shop, nearly hitting local good guy Mel Greene. Now Daphne will do anything to keep her godmother from continuing the trip--even asking Mel to be her fake boyfriend. But there's nothing fake about Mel's intentions--he wants a real romance!

Guest Post by Author M.K. Stelmack

10 Tips on RV Living from a Newbie

 (A short fictitious article Daphne Merlotte sold to a travel magazine about RV living.)

1.       Start short. My first trip was with my godmother from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Spirit Lake, Alberta—a distance of nearly 5000 km (3000 miles). My second trip was not three months later, when I did the trip again and then carried on to Vancouver, another 1000 km (600 miles), and then back again to Spirit Lake, for a grand total of 7000 km (4200 miles).  By the end of it all, I was a veteran of RV life, but quite honestly, the most pleasant was the shortest trip—from Vancouver to Spirit Lake. Perhaps that had less to do with distance than with Tip #2…
2.       Choose your company well. True, you can’t choose your family and that’s sometimes who you must travel with, but at least consider a second driver. During my first trip, I couldn’t drive at all and placed a heavy burden on my godmother. On the second trip, my companion also did the driving but I endeavored to keep him supplied with lemonade and conversation.
3.       Get good travel and health insurance. Accidents happen. Believe it or not, my godmother hit the broadside of Tim Hortons. Out-of-province insurance took care of that. She required hospitalization. Again, insurance took care of her. I was shocked when my companion drove across the country to visit me WITHOUT comprehensive insurance. The return trip was conducted differently.
4.       Enjoy the luxuries of your RV. Even the most rustic of RVs has indoor plumbing and refrigeration. My RV has cabinetry and flooring and sinks better than my apartment. Dine like royalty. Yes, an RV has wheels but it also has a couch and bed, and if you’re with the right company, should be highly frequented.
5.       Know your limits. RVs are not called land yachts for nothing. They are impossible to park in most urban areas (Thank you, Walmart, for loan of your parking lot) and if your unit is inordinately long, blocks you from some campsites.
6.       Watch your fuel gauge. RVs are notorious gas guzzlers. Tension rises in direct proportion to the downward swing of the fuel needle. Many stretches of Canada are without services for a hundred miles. You wouldn’t want to walk any portion of that distance with a full jerry can. Review Tip #3.
7.       Stock up on toiletries, towels, medical supplies. I once ran out of toilet paper. Once.
8.       Be an ambassador of your piece of the world. Early on, I discovered the fun of sharing small items from my seaside city of Halifax with fellow travelers at campgrounds, fuel stations, grocery stores, wherever I had a chance to talk with others. I gifted postcards, shells, key chains, bookmarks, brochures. A painfully shy person, I was surprised at how many good conversations it started. My companion now does the same thing, though he’s a natural at reaching out to people, anyway.
9.       Book ahead, but not too far ahead. Book campgrounds and rest stops enough to give you peace of mind and a chance to stock up and recharge, refuel, relax. But don’t fear the gaps in between. You’re not in a covered wagon crossing uncharted territory. If you have Tips #2-7 in place, explore! Take a side trip. That side road might end up being your new road to travel. I speak from experience.
10.   Go! I spent far too many years scared of experiencing life. Not anymore. What’s the old saying? Life is a road—drive it!

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About the Author

M. K. Stelmack writes contemporary romances set in Spirit Lake which is closely based on the small town in Alberta, Canada, where she lives with pets who outnumber the humans three to one, and where dust bunnies run unchecked. She aims to tell stories that don’t shy away from the tough questions but still leave readers feeling uplifted. She is the author of two previous Harlequin Heartwarming titles, A Roof Over Their Heads and Building a Family. She loves hearing from readers. Find her at her website or on Facebook

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