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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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 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:

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.

Monday, April 2, 2018

April is #Autism Awareness Month by Rachelle Ayala

A lot of my topics come from my conversations with readers as they tell me about themselves and the people in their families. While writing Blue Chow Christmas, where the main character has Asperger's Syndrome, I got acquainted with a reader whose grandsons have autism. I also learned that Asperger's is now blended into the autism spectrum on the high functioning end.

After finishing Blue Chow Christmas, I got the idea to write about a single mother with two boys: one with autism and the other without. My reader helped me a lot with stories from her family, while I set out to do research. I read blogs, forums, studied nonfiction books, and chatted with my readers. I also watched a movie about Temple Grandin and read her book, Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism. I quickly realized that because autism is a spectrum disorder, everyone is individual in their symptoms and experiences. While there are similarities, there are also vast differences.

I did not want to simply portray my characters with autism in a stereotypical manner, and it helped that I never watched any of the movies like Rain Man. Instead, rather than focusing on the behavioral aspect of autism: the meltdowns, hand-flapping, screaming or repetitive motions, I endeavored to write from the inside out, by understanding what it was that the person felt inside and with the inability to communicate, how their frustration or oversensitive nerves would cause them to act in a certain manner on the outside.

Throughout my writing, I checked in with my friend who would either validate or correct what I wrote. It was very important for me to understand what was going on inside the person who has autism, and not just what was going on around them. My friend pointed me to a book, The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen Year Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida which was a treasure trove. Right before I did the final revision of my manuscript, I also read a fictionalized memoir, Paper In the Wind: Peeling back the lifespan of autism in the wake of tragedy by Olivia Mason-Charles. This book made me really think about what life is like for the caregiver.

I'm pleased to announce that my story, Playing for the Save, won the 2017 Readers' Favorite Gold Award for Realistic Fiction. It is dedicated to my friend, Frances Hampton. It is still a romance, with the hopes and wishes of the single mother, Jamie, for someone to validate her experience and to appreciate her and love her. But it also shows how autism takes over someone's life and isolates them from others. Because of the help I got from my readers, I hope this book will help other readers become aware of autism as well as understand it better and to appreciate and support those caregivers.

Playing for the Save is available at most online retailers. You can also get Blue Chow Christmas, the book that got me and Frances talking from most online retailers.

Cait Hart has been married to Brian Wonder for twelve years,
but does she really know him? The redheaded firefighter is dependable, loyal,
and kind to others, but he's never let her probe his feelings.
Available at your favorite online retailer [CLICK for STORES]