Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Block Party in Northeastern Indiana


I'll be at the Noble County Block Party selling/signing books around the courthouse in Albion, Indiana this Saturday from 10am to 3pm! Here's the link to a news article covering the event for more information: http://m.kpcnews.com/news/latest/new_era/article_1d8d2971-284a-597f-897e-f8669b9dd389.html


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Your Chance to Win a Paperback ARC of my October Release!

{GIVEAWAY ALERT!}

Well! It's been a few weeks since I've been on here--but I had good reason, I promise! Baby Blake has arrived healthy and beautiful!  And so, in celebration, I'm going to give away an advance reader copy of my October 2016 release--The Cautious Maiden! 


Simply comment either on this blog post or on this post from my Facebook author page (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1032539686782295&id=179335255436080) and tell me which has been your favorite scene from the first three books in the series and why! If you can't recall, or you haven't actually read the books yet, let me know what it is that initially snagged your interest regarding my books as a potential reader.  I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner in about a week! 


This giveaway is not endorsed by or affiliated with Facebook. By participating in the giveaway, you release Facebook from any liability related to this giveaway. Void where prohibited by law. US residents only. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade


A Love Like Ours (Porter Family, #3)

Goodness, Jake Porter. 

It's no wonder Lyndie's madly in love with you. 

Becky Wade is exceptionally talented when it comes to: 

1.) writing a worthwhile clean contemporary romance

2.) introducing readers to very true-to-life, flawed, yet appealing characters

and 3.) making you sigh with her descriptions of the feelings of these characters. 

This whole series is worth reading! ❤️




Friday, May 20, 2016

The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson **GIVEAWAY**

{About The Beautiful Pretender}
(Thomas Nelson, May 2016)

What happens when a margrave realizes he's fallen in love with a servant?

The Margrave of Thornbeck has to find a bride, fast. He invites ten noble-born ladies from around the country to be his guests at Thornbeck Castle for two weeks, a time to test these ladies and reveal their true character.

Avelina is only responsible for two things: making sure her deception goes undetected and avoiding being selected as the margrave's bride. Since the latter seems unlikely, she concentrates on not getting caught. No one must know she is merely a maidservant, sent by the Earl of Plimmwald to stand in for his daughter, Dorothea.

Despite Avelina's best attempts at diverting attention from herself, the margrave has taken notice. And try as she might, she can't deny her own growing feelings. But something else is afoot in the castle. Something sinister that could have far worse---far deadlier---consequences. Will Avelina be able to stop the evil plot? And at what cost? 

Melanie Dickerson’s The Beautiful Pretender has a rating of 4.51 out of 5 stars (from 297 ratings) on GoodReads. This book released from Thomas Nelson on May 17, 2016.

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1NZuPiD
 

I'm still in the middle of reading [and loving!] this book, and I'll post my review on Tuesday, June 7th (per the LitFuse blog tour schedule)! ❤️


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Join Melanie in celebrating the release of The Beautiful Pretender by entering to win her Once Upon a Kindle giveaway!


One winner will receive:

—A copy of The Beautiful Pretender
—A $25 Amazon gift card
—A Kindle Fire tablet
—The choice between a Funko POP Disney Beauty or Beast doll

Click here to enter!--> 
https://promosimple.com/ps/9a1b

Enter today, but hurry! The giveaway ends on June 7th. The winner will be announced June 8th on Melanie's blog.

Find out what readers are saying about the book HERE.

Due to publisher shipping restrictions, the giveaway is open to US residents only.

**By entering, entrants agree to opt-in to receive promotional emails from Melanie Dickerson and Thomas Nelson. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe, you can do so through the unsubscribe instructions on one of the emails. Learn more.**

{About Melanie Dickerson}


Melanie Dickerson
 is the author of The Healer's Apprentice, a Christy Award finalist and winner of the National Reader's Choice Award for Best First Book. Melanie earned a bachelor's degree in special education from the University of Alabama and has been a teacher and a missionary. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Huntsville, Alabama.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Celebration and Giveaway Highlighting The Porter Family Novels by Becky Wade


{My Review}

Becky Wade has been one of my favorite few contemporary romance authors ever since I signed up for the blog tour for her first book with Bethany House, My Stubborn Heart. And then after that stand alone novel came this series about the Porter family... four books which have won awards, gained her even more readers and cemented her into all-star status of creating swoon-worthy heroes for her equally charming heroines. 

I haven't written reviews for the first three books as of yet... I've been a tad busy with my own books being contracted and released, as well as being pregnant two times in that time period (I'm actually due to have the second anytime in the next few weeks!)... and I just haven't got around to sharing my love beyond posting and sharing things about the books on Facebook and Twitter for my own readers. 

So... I'm going to make this post about the entire series since anyone coming upon this book as "the fourth" might want to know if the whole series is worth it. And the answer is YES. Read them all. 

I have to admit, I still loved My Stubborn Heart more than the first book of this series--Undeniably Yours--but that's because I was so completely in love with the NHL star, Lamborghini driving, grief-stricken widowed hero from that book, that it was no surprise. But the rest of these guys... these stories... these complicated situations and emotions. 

Yes, read them. 

Becky writes her books from third person point of view, from both her hero and heroine, but they are usually about 30% hero and 70% heroine... which is different, but also something I really love. It's probably because I write my books from first person POV, and only from my heroine's perspective. I just love having the heroine's journey to loving the hero the focus; to make the reader fall in love with the hero right alongside her. And that's what happens while reading Becky's books. 

Well, this is getting kinda long, so just let me add that if you're looking for some swoon-worthy heroes written into some pretty creative stories, then you need to check these books out! 


{About Her One and Only} 
(Bethany House, May 2016)

After ten years in the NFL, super star Gray Fowler is accustomed to obsessive fans.

But when Gray starts receiving death threats from a stalker, his team hires an executive protection agency to guard him until the culprit is caught. Dealing with bodyguards 24/7 is a headache, especially when one of them is a young, beautiful woman. How can a female half his size possibly protect him better than he can protect himself?

Dru Porter is a former Marine, an expert markswoman, and a black belt---none of which saved her from disaster on her last assignment. In order to rebuild her tarnished reputation, she's determined to find Gray's stalker and, since relationships between agents and clients are forbidden, avoid a romantic attachment between herself and the rugged football player with the mysterious past.

Yet every secret that leads Dru closer to the stalker also draws her closer to Gray. As the danger escalates, they'll survive only if they can learn to trust their lives---and their hearts---to one another. 

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1NrA4cO

Join Becky in celebrating the release of Her One and Only by entering to win her Porter prize pack and $100 cash card giveaway!


One winner will receive:

—A copy of Her One and Only
—A $100 cash card
—Follow Your Heart tote bag
—24 oz Tervis Wonder Woman Tumbler
The Blind Side DVD
—Necklace with star charm
—Porter Family navy jersey

Click here to enter!--> 
https://promosimple.com/ps/9978

Enter today! But hurry, the giveaway ends on 5/31. The winner will be announced on the Litfuse blog on 6/1.

Find out what readers are saying about the book HERE.

Due to publisher shipping restrictions, the giveaway is open to US residents only.

**By entering, entrants agree to opt-in to receive promotional emails from Becky Wade and Bethany House. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe, you can do so through the unsubscribe instructions on one of the emails. Learn more.**

{About Becky Wade}


Becky Wade
 is a native of California who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and now lives in Dallas. A favorite among readers of Christian contemporary romance, Becky has won a Carol Award, an Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and an INSPY Award.