Saturday, November 28, 2015

Choosey Bookworm does it again! More wonderful authors and #Prizes for the #Giveaway



Choosy Bookworm has partnered with eNovel Authors at Work to bring you a month long celebration with great books, great book deals, and let's not forget the great giveaways! 

Check out today's featured authors and books, then head on over to the event page and enter to win one of two $250 Amazon Gift Cards or Paypal Cash!

Be sure to check out the featured books and the awesome author sponsored giveaway below!



Million Dollar Que$tion
by Ellie Campbell
Genre Chick Lit

Just as a huge financial scandal throws New Yorker, Olivia Wheeler, from wealth and success to bankruptcy and shame, struggling impoverished single-mother Rosie Dixon wins an unexpected million pounds. Good luck? Bad luck? Who can tell? Both women have more in common than they realize. While Olivia struggles to survive her humiliations, fleeing broke and homeless to London, shy unassuming Rosie discovers sudden riches arrive with their own mega-load of problems.

Two strangers who’ve never met. Yet neither realizes how each is affecting the other’s destiny or the places their paths touch and fates entwine.



Meet Ellie Campbell

Ellie Campbell is a pseudonym for sisters, Pam Burks and Lorraine Campbell who collaborate across the mighty Atlantic, finding writing together the perfect excuse for endless phone conversations. Although Pam lives near London, England, while Lorraine is on a Colorado ranch– they both believe in enjoying life to the fullest.


An Almost Perfect Christmas
by Donna Fasano
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Pediatric Nurse Christy Cooper teams up with single dad Aaron Chase to give one special little girl AN ALMOST PERFECT CHRISTMAS.



Meet Donna Fasano

Donna Fasano is a USA Today Bestselling Author whose award-winning books have been translated into nearly two dozen languages and have sold 4 million copies.


Always a Bridesmaid
by Melinda Curtis
Genre: Bridesmaids, #2



Nicole Edwards has walked down the aisle as a bridesmaid thirteen times! Thirteen times! In an effort to change her luck, this master baker plans to give up waiting for Jake – who doesn’t know she’s alive – sell her business in New York City, buy a food truck in Los Angeles, and find her own happily ever after.

Chef Sean O’Malley could use Nicole’s dessert skills at his restaurant in New York City. In fact, he’s banking on a joint venture with Nicole, although he hasn’t yet approached her about it. When he learns during a pre-wedding event they’re both working that she’s moving to L.A. because she’s giving up on Jake, he decides to give her a crash course on how to be noticed. Sean has, after all, three younger sisters. He knows how a woman’s mind works. But he doesn’t factor in how his heart works or how easily it could be broken.



Meet Melinda Curtis

Melinda Curtis is an award-winning USA Today bestseller writing sweet and traditional romance, as well as romantic comedy.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Why in the world would anyone write a trilogy of Christmas novellas? #99cents


You might wonder why I ask this question. Well, I will tell you about my views on the subject.

You see, this year I wrote a Christmas Trilogy called Holiday Heartwarmers.
 
 

To begin with, I thought it a brilliant idea. In the back of my mind when I first came up with the idea, I’d decided if I was invited to be in any Christmas box collections, I’d have lots of material. Turns out, I refused most of those commitments because I finally accepted that, in the end, they were just too much work for the questionable benefits.

Still, I figured I’d have three lovely novellas that I could eventually combine under one cover and sell it as my own box set so I continued with the work. Also, I could release them individually and sell them that way to begin with. My first one came out at Amazon on  Nov10th called Please Keep Me.
 

Sounds like a good plan, right?

Wrong!

Dumb!!

First of all, I hadn’t given much thought to just how long it would take. Thinking that three novellas of about 20,000 words would be the same as writing one full-length 60,000 word novel was ludicrous. First of all, I had to come up with three different plots all based on the stories for three different sets of characters.

Since I’d set them in one place called Carlton Grove, a town I’d invented, and created each story around three puppies abandoned at the beginning, I figured it would be easy.

Not so.

It actually took a lot longer and cost a lot more. I had to have four covers designed, not just the one. I also had to have each book edited by my various people and that all took a lot longer than if I’d sent away one manuscript and dealt with it as usual.

You’re probably asking… Do I like the outcome? Sure. The books are beautiful. Each cover seemed better than the last. The puppies were hoot to write about and meeting each set of new characters was fun.

Would I do it again?

Not a chance.
 
***Book #2 called Snow Pup will be released on the weekend and Find Me a Home is at the editors right now.

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Do you need more passion in your life?


A Touch of Passion ~ 12-Book Bargain Bundle ~ Pre-order Now!

Release Date: December 1st!

 

Lose yourself in a touch of passion. Whether it’s the beauty in a song or the magic of a kiss, the agony of heartbreak or the hunger of yearning, explore ecstasy and desire in these captivating full-length novels. Written by twelve bestselling, multiple award-winning, USA Today and NY Times authors, this boxed set has it all: Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Romantic Suspense, Victorian Romance, Western and Literary Fiction. These sensual tales of love will leave you with a smile on your lips and music in your heart.

 
 The Music of Us by Uvi Poznansky (Bestselling Author)

 Love Me Tender by Mimi Barbour (NY Times, USA Today Bestselling Author)

 Just in Case by Elizabeth Marx (Bestselling Author)

 That Unforgettable Kiss by Tamara Ferguson (Top-10 Bestselling Author)

 Concealed in My Heart by Regina Puckett (Bestselling Author)

 The Belle and the Officer by B. J. Robinson (Top-100 Bestselling Author)

 Seduction by Laura Taylor (MAGGIE Award Winner)

 Perfect for Him by Suzanne Jenkins (Bestselling Author)

 Nellie by Cynthia Woolf (Bestselling Author)

 Jack Who? by Lisa Gillis (Bestselling Author)

 Ambrosia by the Sea by Traci Hall (USA Today Bestselling Author)

 The Single Daddy Club: Derrick by Donna Fasano (USA Today Bestselling Author)

 

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Criminal Christmas - A Box Set of 8 Christmas Suspense Books for the Holiday Season!


***I'm very happy to present my friend, Kim Hornsby, who has published this wonderful suspense collection for the coming season. Just got my copy and can't wait to dig in!!

USA TODAY Bestselling, National Bestselling & Award-Winning Authors! Christmas isn’t all Peace on Earth this Holiday Season in 8 Outstanding Suspense Stories of Murderers, Stalkers, Terrorists, Thieves, and Kidnappers. Criminal Christmas puts the Danger in the season of Mistletoe and Christmas Cookies. Snuggle up by the fire with our books and enjoy Christmas like never before. This fabulous set is comprised of 6 Novellas, 1 Short Story and 1 Full Novel.


Deadly Holiday by Alexa Grace - Novella
It is four days before Christmas and the characters you grew to love in The Deadly Series are struggling with life-threatening problems.

The Old Man’s Back in Town by Ann Charles – Short Story
A sizzling, suspenseful SHORT STORY wrapped in a puzzling mystery that will leave you hungry for more. **It’s “Groundhog Day” meets the modern day Old West!**

Holiday Justice by Misty Evans and Adrienne Giordano – Novella
When Justice Team partners, Mitch and Caroline, discover a Santa sneaking around behind the restaurant, Grey and Mitch uncover a theft ring sure to ruin Christmas.

Christmas Interrupted by Kim Hornsby - Novella
Christmas in snowy Carnation, Washington seems like the idyllic get away until Jamey Dunn has a prophetic dream of his father’s house burning to the ground on Christmas Eve.

Marriage Under Fire by Jacki Delecki - Novella
Marine veteran Maddy Jeffers never expected her most demanding and daunting mission would come off the battlefield posing as a wife to Major Hunter Hines.

The Twelfth Day by Alicia Dean – Novella
Years ago, Sabrina Spencer was the lone survivor of a serial killer's attack on her family, and her testimony put the killer behind bars. When she begins receiving bizarre gifts and messages related to the Twelve Days of Christmas, Sabrina suspects her new love is behind the twisted countdown to the twelfth day.

Christmas 911 by Lori Leger -- Novella
Mother-to-be Corrine Landry stops off to purchase a gift for her niece on Christmas Eve, and finds herself in the middle of a crisis situation involving a robbery, a 911 dispatcher, and an unexpected arrival.

The Way Evil Does by Amara Draska - Novel

When novelist Rebecca Reis interviews convicted serial killer, Thomas Eisenbrey in the Washington State Penitentiary she finds herself having strange feelings for the crafty psychopath. 





Available Here: 




This FABULOUS Box Set was compiled and Published by Author Kim Hornsby




Kim Hornsby is an Award-Winning Seattle novelist who loves to write about women in strange lands so she can travel and call it research. Two of her novels are Amazon Bestsellers, having reached the #1 spot in Romantic Suspense and Paranormal Romance. She's proud to have shared the top 5 spot with the likes of Stephen King, Dean Koontz and J.D. Robb.

A mother, a wife, a messy housekeeper, a dog lover, and a voracious reader, Kim was born in Belleville, Canada, then lived in Vancouver, Maui, Whistler, Taipei and now makes Seattle her home. Instead of clothes and jewelry, she spends her mad money on travel. Plane tickets can usually be found on her desk. 
www.kimhornsbyauthor.net 



Also includes:

Alexa Grace USA Today Bestselling Author, Alexa Grace began her writing journey in March 2011 when the Sr. Director of Training & Development position she'd held for thirteen years was eliminated. A door closed but another one opened. She finally had the time to pursue her childhood dream of writing books. Her focus is now on writing riveting romantic suspense novels including her popular Deadly Series (DEADLY OFFERINGS, DEADLY RELATIONS DEADLY RELATIONS, and DEADLY HOLIDAY.

Ann Charles is an award-winning author who writes mysteries that are splashed with humor, romance, and whatever else sounds fun.
Currently, she has several fiction books available: NEARLY DEPARTED IN DEADWOOD (multiple award-winning book for both mystery and romance/mystery), OPTICAL DELUSIONS IN DEADWOOD, DEAD CASE IN DEADWOOD (selected as one of Suspense Magazine's BEST OF 2012 books), BETTER OFF DEAD IN DEADWOOD, AN EX TO GRIND IN DEADWOOD, and MEANWHILE, BACK IN DEADWOOD, which are all part of her ongoing Deadwood Mystery Series.

Misty Evans USA TODAY Bestselling Author Misty Evans has published thirty novels and writes romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. As a writing coach, she helps other authors bring their books - and their dreams of being published - to life.

Misty likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, movies, and hanging out with her husband, twin sons, and two spoiled dogs. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter at www.readmistyevans.com


And more!

Friday, November 13, 2015

My short holiday to paradise. #Hawaii


First, I need to apologize for being absent this last while. I meant to leave a notice, telling you that I was going to be on a holiday for a week in Hawaii but then all the last minute craziness of getting books published and packing, scheduling blogs and editing kicked in and I ran out of time.
In case you're green with envy, I'm sorry but... it was a well-needed break. One I like to think I deserved. In any case, it certainly was greatly appreciated.


My favorite thing about Waikiki is the absolute loveliness of the place...
I know there are many places in the world that have wonderful views, we have a lot here in Canada. 


And there are other places that are warm also. (Okay so not so much in Canada - unless we're talking about the summer LOL!) Only it's not just the warmth but the wonderful ocean breezes to make the heat bearable that makes Waikiki special. 

I'm talking about a place where palm trees decorate the horizon and let a person know they're in a tropical climate. And one that has such gorgeous greenery everywhere one looks that it's hard to just walk anywhere in a hurry. 

I guess I need to mention there's one more important difference about Hawaii that
keeps bringing me back. It's something I notice the minute I step off the plane and out of the airport. The incredible smell of the island flowers that permeates the air grabs me every time I return, I just have to take a few minutes, close my eyes and let those memorable scents remind me that I'm back.


Okay - there IS one other thing I guess I need to mention that makes Waikiki a terrific place for a holiday. Jimmy Buffetts do make the best margaritas and Nacho stacks in the world!!!



***In case you're wondering whether there will be a book soon with Hawaii as the setting... what do you think??  :-)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Choosey Bookworm is having a #Holiday Extravaganza - and it's FABULOUS!! #eNovAaw #mgtab



Choosy Bookworm has partnered with eNovel Authors at Work to bring you a month long celebration with great books, great book deals, and let's not forget the great giveaways! 

Check out today's featured authors and books, then head on over to the event page and enter to win one of two $250 Amazon Gift Cards or Paypal Cash!

Be sure to check out the featured books and the awesome author sponsored giveaway below!



Almost Perfect: 
Three Volume Collection
by Jackie Weger
Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Three men, seductive as sin and living single, meet three strong women passionate about life, loving and family who will change their lives forever.

Goodreads ~ Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
On sale for $0.99
November 9 - 14


Meet Jackie Weger

Traveller of the good earth by foot, mule, train, plane, pickup and internet.


Johnny Real Estate
by Nick Tory
Series: Johnny, #4 - Legitimate Job Trilogy #1
Genre: Humor

Trouble has a way of finding Johnny Tee. That's why after years of consorting with organized crime types, he is set on finding a legitimate job and making a go of it as a functional member of society. Of course we all know he will fail miserably. As a new trilogy begins, Johnny is off to join the world of real estate. It's escrows. It's liens. It's a bunch of other terms he doesn't know and isn't learning. That's okay because Johnny is a born salesmen. But it's also not okay because he's a born idiot.


Meet Nick Tory

Nick is the author of four books, including Johnny 12 Steps and Johnny Vegas.  He lives in a big city with his wife and two daughters.  He loves baseball, concerts, and on less lucid days, hollering at the mailman while shaking his fist in the air.


When a Warrior Comes Home
by Pete Barber
Genre: Women's Fiction

When Sarah Braeman’s husband returns from the Iraq war, she is thrust into the role of caregiver to a man she hardly recognizes. Tortured by wild mood swings, flashbacks, and anti-social behaviors, her husband becomes a danger to himself and others.

A business opportunity seems to offer a way out for Mike from a military that now considers him weak and surplus to requirements. But can Sarah risk her family’s future on a man who may be damaged beyond repair?


Meet Pete Barber

Born into a blue-collar family in Liverpool, England, Pete missed The Beatles but did go to The Cavern a few times. He immigrated to the US in the early 90s, and became a citizen. After twenty years in the corporate madhouse, Pete moved to Western North Carolina where he lives with a couple llamas, two spoiled dogs, a brace of cookie-eating goats, one ferocious cat, and a wonderful wife who thankfully understands his obsessive need to write fiction.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

More authors from Choosey Bookworm's Extravaganza! #eNovAaw #Prizes galore!



Choosy Bookworm has partnered with eNovel Authors at Work to bring you a month long celebration with great books, great book deals, and let's not forget the great giveaways! 

Check out today's featured authors and books, then head on over to the event page and enter to win one of two $250 Amazon Gift Cards or Paypal Cash!

Be sure to check out the featured books and the awesome author sponsored giveaway below!



Masquerade by the Sea
by Traci Hall
Series: By the Sea, #4
Genre:  Contemporary Romance

After personal tragedy, Captain Jolie Gordon takes charge of the Masquerade, a fishing boat turned pleasure-cruiser. Jolie dreams of owning a successful business charter, but she is one pinion away from losing everything she’s invested. She’s got the summer to come up with enough money to buy a new engine and can’t afford any distractions.

Ex ski instructor Heath Hamilton boards the Masquerade for his brother’s wedding party charter, angry at all he’s lost due to a random accident on the slopes. Excruciating pain keeps Heath from trusting that he will ever be whole again. Left with the pieces of who he used to be, nobody is more surprised than Heath when he accepts Jolie’s offered job as a bartender on the yacht for the summer.

Opening her heart is a risk, but Jolie recognizes in Heath a kindred spirit, forced to rebuild after circumstances changed the planned course. They spend the steamy South Florida summer daring to love again, fearing that life does not always go according to plan.


Meet Traci Hall

With an impressive bibliography in an array of genres, USA Today bestselling author Traci Hall has garnered a notable fan base. She pens stories guaranteed to touch the heart while transporting the reader to another time and place. Her belief in happily ever after shines through, whether it's a romantic glimpse into history or a love affair for today.


Pineapple Lies
by Amy Vansant
Series: A Pineapple Port Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Growing up in one of Florida’s fifty-five plus communities, Charlotte never expected life to be wild. Golf cart racing with her surrogate mothers Mariska and Darla was about as nutty as life got...until she found the hot pawnbroker’s mom buried in her backyard.

Talk about making a lousy first impression.
Armed with nothing but her wits, Pineapple Port’s questionable cast of characters and a growing crush, Charlotte is determined to solve the mystery of Declan’s mother’s murder.

Hey, at least this guy’s skeletons aren't in his closet.


Meet Amy Vansant

Amy specializes in fun, comedic reads about accident prone, easily distracted women with questionable taste in men.
So, autobiographies, mostly.
She loves interacting with fans when the dog isn't laying on top of her, so stop by her blog or Twitter and say hi!


Shiver Cove, Part 1: Tamyra
by T.J. Shortt
Series: Shiver Cove, #1
Genre: Young Adult

Something stalks the streets of Shiver Cove. Are Tamyra's deepest fears of her werewolf side killing coming true or has something far more sinister than she can imagine made Shiver Cove its home?

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Meet T.J. Shortt

TJ Shortt, a perpetual teenager, has been fascinated by the supernatural her entire life. She spends her days dispatching trucks and plotting out how to kill people… on paper. In 2010 she attended the Borderlands Press Writer’s Bootcamp. She enjoys participating in local and on-line writing groups improving her craft.

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Choosey Bookworm Extravaganza is still on today!! The #prizes are $500 #eNovAaw



Choosy Bookworm has partnered with eNovel Authors at Work to bring you a month long celebration with great books, great book deals, and let's not forget the great giveaways! 

Check out today's featured authors and books, then head on over to the event page and enter to win one of two $250 Amazon Gift Cards or Paypal Cash!

Be sure to check out the featured books and the awesome author sponsored giveaway below!



Special Agent Maximilian
by Mimi Barbour
Series: Undercover FBI, #3
Genre:  Romantic Suspense

Nik Baudin meets his identical twin – one he never knew existed. Taking over his identity, he becomes Special Agent Maximilian and gets embroiled in dangerous conflicts along with Max’s beautiful partner, Maya.




Meet Mimi Barbour

Mimi is an incredibly busy New York Times, USA Today and award-winning, best-selling author who has five series to her credit.

She’s been known to say: “If I can steal a booklover’s attention away from their every-day grind, absorb them into a fantasy love story, and make them care about the ending, then I’ve done my job.”


A Diamond in My Pocket
by Lorena Angell
Series: The Unaltered, #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Escape into this fantasy world full of paranormal abilities, and a hint of romance. After breaking the 100m world record, sixteen-year-old Calli is whisked away to a secret facility where she's placed with other teens who possess superhuman speed. She soon finds herself in a deadly situation involving other superpowers, a generations-old mystery, and a magical diamond. Calli will have to rely on her quick-wit and gut-instinct to navigate her new world which includes secretly carrying a power-infusing diamond, all the while steering clear of the young man who mistakenly believes she's his soulmate.

Goodreads ~ Amazon US ~ Amazon UK
On sale for $0.99
November 1 - 30



Meet Lorena Angell

Lorena Angell is the author of the International Bestselling series, The Unaltered. Book one, A Diamond in My Pocket, is a #1 Bestseller in eleven countries and is currently being optioned for film. Lorena enjoys the outdoors, cooking, reading, and of course, writing.


Vicki's Work of Heart
by Rosie Dean
Genre:  Romantic Comedy

What if you found yourself stranded at the altar, knee-deep in your absent fiancĂ©’s gambling debts?

Vicki Marchant, art teacher and jilted bride, carries on with the reception because she likes a good party.

She works to pay off his debts then heads to France - to paint. It's her time.  Nobody is going to get in the way of her ambition.

Definitely, no men…

Vicki learns two things: some men are hard to resist and her judgement of them is still on the dodgy side.

On sale for $0.99
November 1 - 30


Meet Rosie Dean

I write romantic fiction with a sense of humour and, sometimes, a sense of the ridiculous. Because we all know life and love aren’t exactly how we’d like them to be.

If you like romantic comedies with heart, then my books may be just what you’re looking for.

Head on over to the
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