Saturday, January 23, 2021

Winter Games Reader Challenge

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

#OnSale for #99Cents: THE GIRL MOST LIKELY

 My contemporary romance, THE GIRL MOST LIKELY, is on sale for .99 cents until January 22. Pick up your e-copy of this May/December romance with a twist!

Cara McLeod, the girl most likely to have the perfect marriage, is now divorced and, in her own words, “fat, frumpy, and over forty.” The thought of facing former classmates—and the ex-husband who dumped her—at her high school reunion terrifies her. Cajoled into attending by her kids and her best friend, Cara enlists help at the gym to lose weight and look great for the reunion. Personal Trainer Finn Cooper is more than willing to help—but does he have to be so to-die-for gorgeous?

Finn thinks Cara is perfect just the way she is. She’s everything he wants in a woman, except for one thing—she can’t get past the fact that he's eight years younger. To Finn, age and weight are just numbers. But can he convince Cara the numbers she worries about add up to only one thing for him—love?

Excerpt:

“I think you’re beautiful. You know that, don’t you?”

No, she really didn’t know that, but she nodded anyway. What happened when he woke up one morning and realized that she had a few more lines on her face? Would he still think she was beautiful or would he tire of her, just as Peter had? 

“Are you sorry about last night?” 

Her head rose sharply. He looked away, not meeting her gaze. However mixed up she felt this morning, she couldn’t let Finn believe he’d somehow failed her. Setting her mug on the night table on her side of the bed, she caressed his unshaven cheek.

“Of course I’m not sorry. I loved our night together. Don’t mind me, Finn. I’m in a mood this morning.”

He tugged at her sheet once more. “Then let go of the sheet and let me hold you before I have to go.”

Cara held her sheet tighter. It was one thing to get undressed in the dark and another to let him see her body in the cruel light of day. “No, please. I’d rather not.”

Would he look at her in the cold morning light and see all her imperfections, her scars, her forty-three years of living? Would he look at her and want to trade her in for a newer model?

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Friday, January 15, 2021

#NewRelease - GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE by Cynthia Terelst

 Cynthia Terelst is my guest today and she's here with a brand new release, GET OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE. Love the title! Cynthia is offering a giveaway, so make sure you enter. Thank you for being here, Cynthia!

 



Get off Your High Horse
Love Down Under Book 3
by Cynthia Terelst
Genre: Contemporary Royal Romance


When two opposites collide, will their differences ignite a spark or send them into turmoil?

Frankie and Sebastian live totally different lives. Lives that are entwined through polo, the sport of kings.

Frankie’s a country girl, working hard toward her dream of turning the family farm around. She needs to endure one more polo season to make that happen. She has no interest in high society or the rich, arrogant riders she has to deal with, especially Sebastian. Her heart may be softening to his charm, openness and love of working with horses, but her brain won’t be convinced. She looks forward to her summer break on the farm, away from him, until her parents decide to invite Sebastian to stay.

Sebastian descends from royalty. Rich and arrogant come with his family title. But that status is something he’d rather avoid, just like he avoids returning home to a life he doesn’t want. Sebastian sees a freedom in Frankie he wishes he had. Her life is full of love, family and horses; something he can only dream of. And her, he can dream of her. But a dream is all it will be, seeing as Frankie does her best to avoid him.

If only he can convince her to look past his title, and see that his hopes and dreams aren’t so different from hers.



Sebastian

“Princes have many talents I’m sure you’re not aware of.”

“Such as?” She turned to face me; her body so close I could feel her breasts pressing against my chest.

“We like to roll around under the covers as well.”

“Is that so?” Her breath brushed against my lips. Her body pushed against mine, sending electricity through me. I imagined her standing there in her lace bra and matching knickers. I wrapped one arm around her back pulling her tightly against me. The other cupped the back of her head, tangled in her pony tail. Her lips met mine and opened and I sought out her tongue. Her hands found their way around my back and held tight.

I couldn’t let her go. I wouldn’t. I’d wanted to kiss her like this for months. This was so much better than what I’d imagined. My erection pressed against her. I deepened the kiss, holding her tight. She sighed into my mouth.

I shouldn’t have kissed her. I shouldn’t have invited her down the road of misery I would soon be facing. Only one of us should have a broken heart.



Cynthia Terelst is a project officer by day and a writer by night. She is a contemporary romance writer who likes to share a little bit of history, some Australian scenery and a whole lotta love. Cynthia does not shy away from difficult topics, as she feels that they should not be ignored.

She lives in Queensland, Australia, where the sun shines at least 283 days a year.




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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

#NewRelease-THE QUEEN OFF EMERALD FALLS by J.J. DiBenedetto

 J.J. DiBenedetto is showing off his new release, THE QUEEN OF EMERALD FALLS, on my blog today. Don't forget to enter J.J.'s giveaway. Welcome!

 

The Queen of Emerald Falls
by J.J. DiBenedetto
Genre: Romantic Comedy


She's spontaneous, passionate and has a habit of mangling the English language.

He's calm and controlled and always has the perfect thing to say in every situation.

If their differing personalities were the only obstacle, they'd probably have smooth sailing. Unfortunately, things aren't that simple in the town of Emerald Falls, and life keeps throwing curveballs at Sheryl Jones and Dr. Jon Hardy.

If they're going to find true love, they'll have to deal with Sheryl's archenemy trying to destroy her business, and Jon's interfering brother showing up to try and ruin his life. And then there's the vindictive daughter of the richest man in town, not to mention a stolen vintage Rolls Royce.

Can this star-crossed couple fight their way past all the obstacles and make their way back to each other without losing their jobs, their sanity or going bankrupt in the meantime?

Romantic comedy fans will love this quirky mix of "How I Met Your Mother" and a daytime soap opera.



Who designed your book covers?

 The cover for “The Queen of Emerald Falls” was designed by Rachel Rossano (www.rachelrossano.com), who’s an author in her own right as well as a talented designer.

I initially worked with her to redesign the covers for another series of mine, the Jane Barnaby Adventures, and she did an amazing job, so I went to her again for this book.

I’m thrilled with her work, and what makes her really great to work with is, since she’s an author herself, she already knows what readers are looking for and how to create an original design that also fits what readers are looking for in each genre.

Another reason the covers are so good is that I didn’t really direct her, which is a lesson I learned with my very first book.  I worked with a very talented artist who hand-painted the cover to my specifications, and it was beautiful…and totally not right for the genre or reader expectations.  It was a hard lesson but a valuable one!


She might be gone, but she was still everywhere, in every room of the Chalet.  The place itself was a reminder of her; she’d been the one to recommend it to him when he’d grown tired of that wretched temporary apartment near the university.  

The kitchen provided no relief from thoughts of her.  The marble island brought back memories of Sheryl’s disastrous attempt to make French toast.  A glance at the espresso machine called to mind the night she’d somehow caused it to spew hot coffee all over the floor.  He still didn’t know how she’d managed that; according to the manufacturer, it was physically impossible for the machine to do what she’d made it do.

She’d made over his living room against his will, defiled his kitchen, done unspeakable things to the finest espresso machine money could buy, driven him to distraction in more ways than he could count - and yet, if she were to come walking back through his front door, Jon knew he’d most likely forget all that and kiss her as though both their lives depended on it.

He could call her.  It would be the easiest thing in the world.  And didn’t he tell his patients that most of the obstacles they complained about were of their own making, that they had the power to overcome them, that - usually, anyway - all they really had to do was get out of their own way?

He did.  And it was absolutely true.  It was also - as so many of those patients remarked at the end of sessions - far easier to tell someone else to do, than to do it oneself.


J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve university, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.
He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests.
J.J. is the author of the Dream Doctor Mysteries, the Jane Barnaby Adventures and several other works.




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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

D.V. Stone and The Agent Carter series: Middle Grade Books

I'm happy to welcome back author D.V. Stone. I thought D.V. was strictly a romance writer, but it turns out she has other hidden talents. The Mystery at High Pointe Tower is her second book in the Agent Carter series for Middle Grade readers. Welcome D.V., and congrats on your new release!


The Agent Carter Series backstory

Several years ago, while enjoying a Christmas concert, my young nephew crawled over several laps to get to me. 

“Do you write books,” he asked.

I replied, “I do.”

“Then I want you to write one about me.” He propped his chin in his hand. “And I want to ride a motorcycle and have a long mustache.”

“Okay.”

I never thought about being a writer of mid-grade books, but here we are at my second release. I hope you enjoy reading about Agent Carter and his cohorts. If you sign up for my newsletter, you can get the link to download the first Agent Sam Carter, The Mystery At Branch Lake

Newsletter


D.V. Shares Five of Her Favorite Things:

1. Favorite author? In Juvenile fiction, it would be JK Rowling, The Harry Potter series, in a horse race with Christopher Paolini of the Inheritance Cycle and C.S. Lewis the Chronicles of Narnia.

2. Water, pop or juice? Can I admit to Yoohoo?

3. Movies: romantic comedies, thriller, or horror? Got a different favorite? I am a total Avengers Geek with Guardians of the Galaxy as my favorite.

4. Chocolate or caramel? Uhm, neither I’m a vanilla lover

5. Country life or city life? I love the great outdoors. We are Glampers and love to travel. So country, definitely.


Agent Sam Carter 

Book 2

The Mystery At High Pointe Tower

Join the gang in the second Agent Sam Carter series. Sam’s camping vacation is canceled. Strange happenings at the High Pointe Tower are going to take all his wits and skill to save the world from its latest threat. The convergence of the Dragon Aurora and volcanic eruption tears a hole between the dimensions trapping a paranormal creature on earth side. But as usual, nothing is as it first appears.

Goodreads Giveaway

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08NC6XZR9


Author Bio:

 D. V. Stone is a multi-genre author, both traditional and independently published. A weekly blog host of Welcome to the Campfire and A Peek Through the Window. She reviews books and shares her favorites in a monthly newsletter.

D. V. is a full-time employee in a medical office, wife to an amazing husband, mother to one son, and not your average grandma to three beautiful grands. A woman of faith, she trusts and believes in God.

When not behind the wheel of my camper, 2Hoots—a 41 foot long 13.2 feet high 5th Wheel, she tools around Northern New Jersey in her white Camaro named Snowball. Her greatest pleasures are spending time outside with friends and family, cooking over the open fire, owls, and reading.

Hali, her rescue dog, always reminds everyone, “Woof, woof.” Which is loosely translated. Support your local animal rescue.

 

You can find out more about D. V. by following her on Social Media

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Books by

D. V. Stone


Rainbow Sprinkles

After the storm come the rainbows.


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Rock House Grill

One man’s choices. One woman’s Impact


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Felice, Shield-Mates of Dar

One foolish thought. One brutal act. Instead of a peaceful alliance––war.

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Agent Sam Carter and the Mystery at Branch Lake

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Agent Sam Carter and the Mystery At High Pointe Tower

A Mid-grade paranormal

  Amazon - High Pointe Tower

 

Contributing Author

Australia Burns

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