Tuesday, January 1, 2019

My New Year's Intentions, Not Resolutions - Happy 2019

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Hello friends! I hope all of you have had a very wonderful holiday and rang in the new years with cheer.

So, what do writers do about New Year's Resolutions? Well, like most other people, there will be something about weight, maybe, or exercise, yeah, right, and writing goals, what else?

I'm not into resolutions, but I do believe in setting goals that are challenging enough not to be a "slam-dunk" but easy and doable so I don't discourage myself. Obviously, I want to write every day. Doesn't every writer? How many words is enough to count as having written? Why am I worried about this?

You are what you do. A writer writes. A dancer dances. An actor acts. A breather breathes.

But I'm here to tell you that you DON'T have to write every day to be a writer. You do have to breathe, yes, but you don't have to write or dance or practice your violin daily to claim your identity.

However, to write more is desirable. After all, we have stories brimming out of our heads, characters who need their stories recorded, and readers waiting anxiously. So here are some ways we writers psych ourselves out to get down to the business of writing (daily or hourly or minutely?)

1. Be grateful and set your mindset for an active and successful day. Stretch wide and reach up to the universe when you get out of bed. Tell yourself it's a beautiful day and you're going to have a wonderful day. Give thanks and take deep, full breaths. Smile and stretch. Stand up straight and get started with your best day ever.

2. Free-form journal first thing in the morning. Don't worry about grammar, sentence structure, thoughts, anything. Get out a notebook and a pen and rip away. Funny words, sad words, nonsense words or a to do list for the day. Once you do this, you've broken the dam and you can claim victory. "I've written today!"

3. Record the time each day that you open your manuscript file for your work in progress and make a change, add or delete a word. By setting a goal that is simple and doable, you don't fail. Now, scribble anything you can think about with your characters, what they're up to, how they feel, what they want to do next. Just write, even if it's for five minutes, ten or fifteen minutes. Some writers set a timer and that's great if it works for them. I get interrupted by husband and kids so I write in stolen moments, in my car, or waiting around at the mall, or between cooking tasks. Guess it means I'm sprinting all the time, and stolen moments are sweeter and more intense.

4. Be happy. Think happy thoughts. Avoid negative people, news, and drama. I've told my walking partner I don't want to hear the daily news or politics. I want to watch the birds, look at the lake, hear about her family, and marvel at the goodness of being alive and free.

So, that is my new year's intention. To be happier, more content, and grateful. The words and stories will flow, the friendships and relationships will thrive, and I will find the good in every day.

Happy New Year to all! Please do join my Club Rachelle Ayala so you can connect with me and join my wonderful parties. I write both sweet and steamy, with a touch of paranormal and historical.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Big Christmas Box Set Inspired by Movies You Love! #mgtab

Yes, indeedy! We are already marketing our huge Christmas box set. Huge as in 25 novellas for only 99cents!

Love, Christmas 2: Movies You Love is up for pre-order now.

Sprinkle a little Christmas magic into your life with 25 new, never before published, romances.

Each title - exclusive to this set - is inspired by a favorite holiday movie, spun into a fantastic love story by a NY Times, USA Today, and/or award-winning, bestselling author. The result is a wonderful romance collection full of good cheer for the upcoming holiday season.

This romance collection is a sequel to our first book in The Holiday Series: Love, Christmas 1: Songs of the Heart which was published in 2016 and continues to sell every single month since it was first published.

That collection used the title of an author's favorite holiday song for the title of the novella she wrote for the box set.

This holiday romance collection pays homage to the author's favorite holiday movie. 

Mimi Barbour – A Wonderful Life - Though Rylee works with troubled teens, can she and an angel help a man living a nightmare?

Leanne Banks – A Royal White Christmas - Can a secret prince be a Christmas wish-come-true for a small-town girl?

Joan Reeves – Brianna’s Season For Miracles - Her seductive persona hides what she's ashamed of... What will happen if the man she's fallen for discovers her secret?

Mona Risk – Jingle With My Princess - The doc and the princess... He saves lives, but she may save his heart.

Rebecca York – Can She Get Home for Christmas? - Will a killer stop her from getting home for Christmas?

Jacquie Biggar – Mistletoe Inn - A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love.

Alicia Street – Miracle on Christmas Tree Street - A single mom discovers her business partner is more than he seems.

Nancy Radke – The Holiday (Christmas) - Jodi's house-swap to Maui came with a small dog and a shipwrecked sailor.

Katy Walters –Letters from the Snowman – The snow revealed a precious love.

Stephanie Queen – Holiday Affair - Melissa goes from riches to rags but will she find gold in a holiday affair?

Aileen Fish – Christmas in Connecticut - Can a wounded warrior learn to trust her celebrity chef crush after discovering his secret?

Rachelle Ayala – A Christmas Creek Carol - A reclusive writer is given a one-star review on her life by characters from her past, present, and future.

Dani Haviland – The Polar Xpress - She prefers dogs to men…until she rescues the doctor.

Traci Hall – Love, Actually (By the Sea) - Two strangers. One intimate night. Reunited a year later, can it actually be love?

Taylor Lee – The Ref-er-ee - With a family this discombobulated, it will take a referee to save their Christmas.

Donna Fasano – Her Mr. Miracle - It’s Christmas Eve and Veronica is stuck in a nearly deserted seaside town... She needs a miracle.

Cynthia Cooke – A Christmas to Remember - A Christmas storm. Wedding plans in peril. Has a lost love been found?

Susan Jean Ricci – A Joyous Holiday Inn - Can Twigg restore the joy of Christmas to Chloe’s indifferent heart?

Tamara Ferguson – Two Hearts Home for Christmas - Can a long ago promise of love bring two lonely wounded warriors home for Christmas?

Suzanne Jenkins – Christmas with the Clouds - Tracy isn’t interested in love until an unexpected Christmas visitor changes her heart.

Natalie Ann – How Gavin Stole Christmas- Can Jolene help Gavin find the Christmas spirit when he’s the epitome of Mr. Bah Humbug?

Ev Bishop – A Sharla Brown Christmas - For single parents Sharla and Jake, Christmas is the loneliest time of the year…until it’s not.

Alyssa Bailey – In the Spirit of Christmas - Chase can protect Tara from danger, but can he protect his heart?

Stacy Eaton – Finding Love on Christmas Vacation - Christmas isn't the same for Lucy without her father...until she meets his friend Maverick.

Jen Talty – The Christmas Getaway - A mix-up in reservations leaves a mother and her son to share a cabin with a broken-hearted stranger.

Win Our Contest

To celebrate this new collection of holiday romances, we're having a contest!

The winner gets one of the author's romance novels in the collection dedicated to her or him.

To enter the Love, Christmas 2: Movies You Love Contest and get a book dedicated to you and receive a gift copy of the box set, just click here.

Love, Christmas 2: Movies You Love is available at these ebook sellers:

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

It's Summer in Sapphire Falls - get your summer #romance

Hey everyone! It's Summer in Sapphire Falls, and you know what that means?

The Summer Festival, Kissing on the Ferris Wheel, Booze by the Riverside, Bonfires, Fireworks, and a small-town chock full of sweet and hot romances.

Find your summer love story in Erin Nicholas's complete Sapphire Falls series AND over thirty (30) Kindle World romances by over twenty (20) fan authors.

[Note: The official Amazon Kindle World (fan authors) is going away in July, so load up on your Sapphire Falls fix while the going gets hot. Don't worry, Erin's stories are here to stay, and some of the fan fiction stories will be republished while others will be rewritten.]

My four books in the My Country Heart Series will be republished with permission from Erin Nicholas. There will be some slight cover changes, but my stories will remain. Thanks for reading and supporting my Sapphire Falls family, Honey, Max, Candi, Troy, Ginger, Marsh, Amber, and Chad!

Going Haywire, Honey & Max

Going Toe To Mistletoe, Candi & Troy

Going Hearts Over Heels, Ginger & Marsh

Going Gets Hot, Amber & Chad

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Do you Audio? Win Audible Subscriptions or Audiobooks

Win 3-Month Subscriptions to Audible or Audio Books!

(2) Grand Prize Audible Subscriptions!

Winners of Individual Audio Books (randomly selected titles)

Playing Catch (Men of Spring Baseball Romance) is one of the Audiobooks in the Giveaway.

They say curiosity killed the catcher ... didn't they?
Catcher Kirk Kennedy has never met a puzzle he can't solve. Not until he meets bartender Jeanine Jewell on her walk of shame. There's something about the hot blonde that doesn't add up. What he finds knocks his balls out of the park and could very well end his days behind the plate.
Kirk and Jeanine’s extreme love story will grab your heart, wring it out, and give you that sweet, well-deserved release. See what reviewers mean when they say how intense and rewarding it is, and pick up your copy today.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

a moment of silence for my bestie’s dear departed husband

Photo by João Silas on Unsplash
Yesterday, a brave and courageous man lost his fight. He was the husband of my best writing friend, the love of her life and a spirited, hardworking, and upstanding fun guy.
I never met him in person, but I met him through her writing. He’s every tender word her hero gave her heroine. Every set of protective arms, every kiss, and every look of care and concern. He’s the guy who created a wonderland of bliss for a woman who’d lost her bearings. He flew his lover on an Air Glider through an enchanted forest so she could feel free and unburdened. He kissed away her tears, and he cradled all her hurts. He showed her his Secret Little Heaven where millions of pink, purple, and white flowers bloom forever and ever. His hand was the one who pulled her out of her nightmares, from the deep waters of her fears. He would go anywhere to find her, even to an unknown and forbidden world–to bring her back to their paradise. He made her a mother and he gave her his best years. He fought for her and he always found her, no matter how far he had to go or what obstacles got in his way. And he would do it all over again, a million times over, as long as she was with him in the end.
He found forever in her love.
Your mommy was and still is my princess. I came back for her when I grew up and we got married and then had the most beautiful little sunshine any daddy would be proud to call his little girl. So no more tears, sweetie.
Hamling, Melisa M. Finding Forever (Finding Forever book #1) (Kindle Locations 4012-4013). Melisa Hamling. Kindle Edition.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Unforgettable Danger: Love & Trouble - 9 exciting and hot romantic suspense novels, one low price 99c

Love and Trouble add up to Unforgettable Danger in this heart-pounding and thrilling romantic suspense set from NINE New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors. Bite your nails as a hooker turned nanny, a determined princess, a ghostly bride, a single mother and more turn up the passion and heat while escaping killers, thieves, and dangerous situations. Meet their brave and protective heroes who prove that love is most UNFORGETTABLE when lives and hearts are on the line. Thrills and heart-melting romance await you in Unforgettable Danger: Love and Trouble.

SWEET FAITH, Mimi Barbour, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: From hooker to nanny, is her transformation possible?

CHASING THE TIARA, Leanne Banks, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author:
A missing tiara, a handsome investigator, a Princess determined to save her sister.... Big trouble...

MAGGIE’S REVENGE, Jacquie Biggar, USA Today bestselling author: DEA Special Agent Maggie Holt is fierce, smart, beautiful-- and in over her head.

FOR SARAH’S SAKE, Mona Risk, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author: A two-year-old orphan faces danger and complicates the life of her rescuer and his estranged wife's.

PEACEFUL SLUMBER, Nikki Lynn Barrett, USA Today bestselling author: I was somewhat normal once. Until I died.

THE FRAGRANCE FACTOR, Alicia Street, USA Today bestselling author: When Wesley discovers she is the unwitting keeper of a murdered friend’s secret, she is swept into a race to find the killer—before she becomes his next victim.

DANGEROUS MEMORIES, Donna Fasano, USA Today bestselling author: Waking with amnesia, she wonders what kind of woman she is when two men claim to be her unborn baby's father.

LADY HENRIETTA’S DILEMMA, Katy Walters, USA Today bestselling author: How can she marry without love?

HIDE MY HEART, Rachelle Ayala, USA Today bestselling author: Single mother Amber McKay must hide her baby from danger, and there’s only one man she trusts.

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Click here to go to Amazon for Unforgettable Danger: Love and Trouble

Monday, April 9, 2018

Black Love Books Daily Giveaway April 4 - May 5, 2018

Do you love reading romance books featuring people of color?

Join us on the Reader Love Tour & Giveaway where it’s all about YOU.
Enter daily giveaways for African American, Interracial, and Multicultural Romance books by the participating authors on BlackLoveBooks.com and several prizes including a six month KU subscription (or $60 Amazon Gift Card).

Participating Authors:

Amarie Avant | Bella Fontaine | Chiquitad Dennie | Dana Pittman | Danyelle Scroggins | DeiIra Smith-Collard | G.L. Tomas | J. Nichole | J.L. Campbell | Ja'Nese Dixon | Janae Keyes | Kim Golden | ML Preston | Monica L. Smith | Rachelle Ayala | Savannah J. Frierson | Sheena Binkley | Suzette D. Harrison | Suzette Riddick | Taige Crenshaw | Tasha L. Harrison

Enter for a chance to win!

Enter here: http://www.blacklovebooks.com/book-bargains/reader-love-tour/

Enter to win a copy of Dog Days of Love. [Giveaway ends April 16. USA Residents only]

Can a woman looking for Mr. Perfect settle for a happy-go-lucky Mr. Wrong?

Vanessa Ransom has high standards and she's on the hunt for the perfect man. With limited time for a social life, she hires college dropout Dale Hart to walk her dogs and clean her house. Just for kicks, she decides to motivate him to succeed, only to find herself falling in love with him.

Can Dale show Vanessa that love doesn't come with a perfect report card, or will Vanessa refuse to settle for Dale until he gets his act together?

If you missed the giveaway, please check out Dog Days of Love at your favorite retailer.