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Paperback Release of The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride!

Paperback Release Of The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride!

Guess what just hit store shelves? The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride–the first in my brand new series, Wyoming Cowboys! Aaaahhhh!!!

 

 

I’m super excited about this one. I’ve never written about cowboys before, and, let’s face it, I live in northern Ohio, which isn’t exactly out west. With loads of research and help from social media friends who live in Wyoming, I was able to create a fictional town–Sweet Dreams–where all four books will be set.

I’ll be guest posting around the blog-osphere in the upcoming weeks and giving away copies of The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride. Save these dates!

I’m hosting two giveaways right now! I’m giving away a prize package with a copy of the book, a super cute memo pad, a cowboy-ish mug, candy and biscuits!

Go to “The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride Giveaway,” (linked) and scroll down for the easy entry options. US only.

I’m also giving away four copies of The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride on Goodreads! The entry form is in the sidebar of my blog, or you can find it on my Home page. This contest is open to both US and Canada.

If you’re looking for the ebook, it will release on October 1, 2017. You can preorder through any of the major sites. Purchase links can be found at The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride. (linked)

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Game On Fall Sale!

 

 

One more thing. Fall sports are here, and my book, Game On: The Christian Parents’ Sports Survival Guide is on sale! The ebook’s list price is $7.99, but it’s on sale for only $3.99 until October 31, 2017! That’s 50% off! If you have kids in sports and you wrestle with anxiety, struggle to brush off other parents’ competitiveness, need help figuring out how to get multiple kids at different practices, have no idea where to begin with fundraising or any other number of common sports worries, this book is for you!

Purchase links:

AMAZON  |  BARNES & NOBLE  |  KOBO  |  ITUNES

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Are you watching football this fall? Yay? Nay?

 

Have a great week!

The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride Giveaway!

The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride Giveaway!

In just a few short weeks my sixth novel, The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride, will be in stores! Aaahhh!! It’s also the first book in my brand new series, Wyoming Cowboys. I love this book. I loved writing this book. I loved researching this book.

If you can’t tell, I’m pretty excited about this one!

To make matters even better, it’s a Christmas book! I love Christmas books. I love writing Christmas books…

Okay, you get the idea.

The Rancher's Mistletoe Bride

Coming Home for Christmas 

Wedding planner Lexi Harrington needs a manager for her inherited Wyoming ranch. Clint Romine is the perfect man for the job, but the ruggedly handsome cowboy soon presents a new dilemma—distraction. Lexi can’t fall for a small-town rancher when she’s planning to return to her big-city career after the holidays. Home has always been elusive for former foster kid Clint. Working alongside Lexi at Rock Step Ranch feels too cozy—and too risky. Opening up to her means revealing a secret about his past that could jeopardize everything he holds dear. This Christmas, can Clint learn to trust Lexi with the truth…and with his heart?

Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  | iBooks

To celebrate I’m giving away a prize package to one blessed reader!

The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride Giveaway includes:

  • One true large print signed copy of The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride
  • A cowboy-ish coffee mug
  • The most adorable typewriter memo pad I’ve ever seen
  • A bag of chocolates–yum!
  • A super cute tin of biscuits

Entry options are really easy. Just use the entry form below! The giveaway starts on September 8, 2017 at 5am EST and ends on September 30, 2017 at 9pm EST. Full rules are in the entry form. US Residents 18+

 

The Rancher's Mistletoe Bride Giveaway

 

 

 

 

Thank you for entering! Feel free to share this with your friends!

Chance to Win 16 Books!

Chance To Win 16 Books!

The Boys of Summer Giveaway begins today! Woohoo!!

What does this  mean for you? Well, let me tell you…

All you have to do is use the super easy entry form below! You’ll automatically be entered. Simple, right? And if you are the winner, you’ll get all sixteen books shown on this nifty graphic. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE winning things, especially books!

Boys of Summer Giveaway!

Here’s the entry form:

 


a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

My June release, Hometown Hero’s Redemption, is one of the prizes.

Hometown Hero's Redemption

A Temporary Father 

When he becomes guardian to his friend’s troubled ten-year-old boy, firefighter Drew Gannon knows he needs help. But before he can get former social worker Lauren Pierce to agree, he’s got to prove he’s changed from the sports jock who gave her a hard time back in high school. Returning home, Lauren wants no part of her old profession. She only wants to forget the unspeakable tragedy she left behind. She can’t take responsibility for another child. Or a reunion with Drew—no matter how generous he’s become. But a desperate boy and his handsome guardian may be more than Lauren can resist…

Purchase Links:

Harlequin

Amazon

Barnes&Noble

Christianbook.com

iBooks

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Enter the contest anytime between July 24, 2017 and July 31, 2017!

What book have you read lately? I finished Jessica R. Patch’s Deep Waters recently, and I’m reading Janice Boekhoff’s Created right now. Loving it!

Have a wonderful day!!

My Fifth Novel Releases Today!

My Fifth Novel Releases Today!

Five novels! I can hardly believe it! Yep, today my fifth novel hits stores shelves. Hometown Hero’s Redemption was a delight to write. At times I felt it wrote itself. It’s the fifth and final installment in my Lake Endwell series. It doesn’t feature the Sheffield siblings, but Drew Gannon is renting Claire’s (Claire Sheffield, now Hamilton, from Small-Town Bachelor) cottage.

Since I’m a visual person, I always create Pinterest boards for my books. Here’s the one for Hometown Hero’s Redemption. Picture James Scott (better known as EJ from Days of Our Lives) as Drew and Amber Heard as Lauren.

 

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Here’s a little about the book:

Hometown Hero's Redemption
When he becomes guardian to his friend’s troubled ten-year-old boy, firefighter Drew Gannon knows he needs help. But before he can get former social worker Lauren Pierce to agree, he’s got to prove he’s changed from the sports jock who gave her a hard time back in high school. Returning home, Lauren wants no part of her old profession. She only wants to forget the unspeakable tragedy she left behind. She can’t take responsibility for another child. Or a reunion with Drew—no matter how generous he’s become. But a desperate boy and his handsome guardian may be more than Lauren can resist…

Harlequin  |  Amazon  |  Barnes&Noble  |  Christianbook.com  |  iBooks

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Here’s what early reviewers have to say about it:

Random times with Traveling Gypsy “I love how this story ended and can’t believe how cute I believe Lauren, Drew and Wyatt truly are.” Full review HERE.

Natalie Walters Writer: “The characters behave and react naturally, which I love because it makes them feel real. The faith element is subtle and organic as it breathes a sweet theme that resonated with me.
Hometown Hero’s Redemption is the perfect summer read and might be my favorite of the series!!” Full review HERE.

Inside the Mind of an Avid Reader: “This book inspired me in many ways. As a person who lost a mother to murder at a young age Jill hit every emotion I was feeling with the way she described the grief Wyatt was undergoing. The feelings he felt toward Drew who was his guardian. The anger he felt toward his father for not being able to be there. These emotions brought to life on paper really hit home. This book will always be deeply treasured by me.” Full review HERE.

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There is still time to enter the prize package giveaway!! Easy entry options below! (US only, 18+)

 

 

What books do you tend to read in the summer?

Have a terrific day!!

May Giveaway to Celebrate Hometown Hero’s Redemption!

May Giveaway To Celebrate Hometown Hero’s Redemption!

May is here! I’m VERY excited for the weather to warm up (and for it to stop raining). But I’m SUPER excited for May 23 to arrive. The fifth and final book in the Lake Endwell series, Hometown Hero’s Redemption, will be in stores! Yay!!

I love this book. I loved writing it. The characters felt so real to me, I still feel like I could pick up the phone and call them! Haha! I’m strange like that… Anyhow, I’m all about sharing the love, so I’m hosting a giveaway from May 3 through May 31!

What can you win?

An autographed copy of Hometown Hero’s Redemption, two adorable mini-pouches, an ooh-la-la scented candle and a baggie of colorful bubblegum balls.

 

Hometown Hero's Redemption Prize Package!

 

How do you enter?

The easy entry options are below!

(US only, 18+, see Terms & Conditions in entry form for full rules)

 

 

That’s it! Thanks for entering and feel free to share this with your friends!

April Giveaway!

April Giveaway!

Game On: The Christian Parents’ Sports Survival Guide officially releases April 4, and I’m hosting a month-long giveaway to celebrate. Game On is my first nonfiction book, and I’m praying it blesses parents like myself who spend a big chunk of time, money, and emotional support on their kids’ sports. I figured out how to keep sports in perspective when I asked myself a few key questions.

  1. Why do I have my kids playing?
  2. What kind of adults do I want them to become?

Whether you’re new to youth sports or knee-deep in them, you most likely feel the pressure. It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme competitiveness of other parents or be tempted to play politics to help your child. But I’m convinced this hurts our kids, and I share the reasons why as well as strategies to keep your composure.

 

Game On: The Christian Parents' Sports Survival Guide

 

A GAME PLAN FOR CHRISTIAN PARENTS

For years I couldn’t escape the anxiety that came with my children’s sports. The competitive atmosphere prevalent among parents often left me anxious, upset—even  bitter. But all that changed when I defined why I wanted my kids playing. Instead of fretting about their performance, I saw opportunities for them to grow. Now I enjoy watching them play without letting politics, other parents, or my own unrealistic expectations get in the way.

Join me in exploring the realities of sports, the reasons parents get caught up in unhealthy competition, and strategies to keep the big picture in mind when we’re too close to the game. We can be composed and confident while our kids are in sports.

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April Giveaway!

Woohoo! Giveaway time! The prize package includes an autographed copy of Game On, an insulated bag for game day, a motivational plaque, and a tin of candies. You can enter below or on my Home page anytime between April 1 at 5:00am (EST) through April 30 at 9:00pm (EST). US residents 18+ only. See Terms and Conditions in giveaway.

Game On Prize Package!

Come back April 1st to enter! (Runs April 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017)

 

 

Thanks for celebrating with me! Please share this with your friends, and have a lovely weekend!

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway~Day 8!

12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway~Day 8!

On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

It’s Day 8 of the #12DaysofChristmas giveaway! If you haven’t heard of it, ten inspirational authors joined forces to shower readers with gifts! Each day a new gift is added, which means the prizes are growing. Woohoo!

 

12 Days of Christmas Givewaway!

 

Each day the prize builds with another book or book-related goodie, AND the Rafflecopter entries roll over so every day you have a new chance to win!

The winner of Day 8 will receive:

 

Yuletide Redemption

YULETIDE REDEMPTION:

A Mother’s Christmas Wish 

After an accident leaves Celeste Monroe to raise her baby nephew, all she wants is to provide one-year-old Parker with a happy life. She hopes taking a job caring for injured Sam Sheffield will help fulfill that goal. But Sam’s determination to avoid the world throws a wrench in her plans. Despite his best efforts, Sam can’t take his eyes off the pretty caretaker. Her strength and her loving nature has him falling for her—and her baby. But he refuses to burden them with a man who’s not whole. Can Celeste convince Sam he’s daddy—and husband—material in time for them to celebrate Christmas together?

And that’s not all! Day 8’s winner will also receive:

The Gingerbread Pony by Patricia Bradley
Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson
His Prairie Sweetheart by Erica Vetsch
A Family Arrangement by Gabrielle Meyer
Concealed Identity by Jessica Patch
Watercolor Dreams audio book download by Sherry Kyle
Hazardous Holiday by Liz Johnson

Are you as excited as I am?? Wheee!!!

Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below (US only) by following some of your favorite authors on social media and signing up for their newsletters. Every entry carries over–so the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win. Here’s the entry form!

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 Be sure to stop by Susan Tuttle’s blog, Steps, tomorrow for Day 9’s prizes! (FYI, Steps is one of my favorite devotional blogs. If you need a pick-me-up and some Bible truth, follow her blog!)

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Chapter Five of A Cradle for Christmas released on Monday! If you’ve been following my FREE Christmas novella being released one chapter at a time on Harlequin’s Online Reads page, you’ll want to jump right in to the next installment! If not, you can catch up below. I have all the chapters linked! You don’t need to download them or anything–you can read them right from Harlequin’s website on your phone or tablet, or you can print them out!

A Cradle for Christmas Graphic

 

A CRADLE FOR CHRISTMAS

With just days to go until Christmas, Heather Springfield is nine months pregnant and all alone. So she escapes to her family’s old cabin in Michigan. The happiest summers of her life were spent there…all until that last one that ruined everything. But she’ll have to do her best to focus on her baby and avoid Mason Aldridge, the boy next door and the one who got away

Mason’s never forgotten the sweet girl who once held his heart. So when Heather arrives one snowy night, her very pregnant belly triggers a fresh round of regrets. If things had been different, he might have been the man fortunate enough to call her and the baby his. But in the spirit of the season, forgiveness is in the air, and two old friends may just find their way to the best Christmas gift of all—a brand-new family.

Chapter Five

Chapter Four

Chapter Three

Chapter Two

Chapter One

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Who is baking Christmas goodies? I haven’t started, but I always find time to make Christmas cutouts!

 

I’m busy with a few deadlines, so I won’t be posting on Friday, but have a delightful weekend!!

Need a Black Friday Break?

Need A Black Friday Break?

This post is super late, but I’m having a great time hanging out with my family! We did some black Friday shopping earlier, and now I’m settling in for an afternoon of relaxation.

I’m guest blogging at Inspired by Life and Fiction today, and I’m hosting a giveaway. Stop by for some Vince Guaraldi, “O Tannenbaum,” and scroll down to the easy entry options for the prizes (US only)!

 

Cozy Christmas Giveaway at Inspired by Life and Fiction

 

Have a terrific weekend!!

Chapter Two: A Cradle for Christmas

The second installment A Cradle for Christmas, my FREE Christmas novella, released on Harlequin.com today!

 

A Cradle for Christmas Graphic

 

Here is the link to the chapter!

Chapter Two: A Cradle for Christmas

If you missed the first chapter…

Chapter One: A Cradle for Christmas

 

New chapters are released on Harlequin.com (Online Reads, Love Inspired) every Monday until December 26, 2016 and I’ll post them here each Monday too.

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Yuletide Redemption Tiny

A Mother’s Christmas Wish 

After an accident leaves Celeste Monroe to raise her baby nephew, all she wants is to provide one-year-old Parker with a happy life. She hopes taking a job caring for injured Sam Sheffield will help fulfill that goal. But Sam’s determination to avoid the world throws a wrench in her plans. Despite his best efforts, Sam can’t take his eyes off the pretty caretaker. Her strength and her loving nature has him falling for her—and her baby. But he refuses to burden them with a man who’s not whole. Can Celeste convince Sam he’s daddy—and husband—material in time for them to celebrate Christmas together?

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Enter the November Giveaway with lots of Christmas goodies and my December Love Inspired release, Yuletide Redemption!

 

Yuletide Redemption Giveaway

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Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet, or do you hold off until December?

Have a great day!

{Friday Five} Music and Candy

This week I worked through the final edits of my June 2017 release, watched the election coverage and got a nasty migraine. I turned to music and candy often!

Music and candy. My Friday Five.

1. “These are the Days” by Jamie Cullum. I love this song and the entire album. I’ve played it many times over the years. It’s a mix of jaunty optimism and reality. So good!

2. Bottlecaps. Soda flavored sugary candies? Necessary when I have a migraine. Nothing tastes right, and I get nauseous, so I’m thankful that Bottlecaps always taste great even with a headache.

 

3. “More of You” by Colton Dixon. Love this song. It’s a few years old, but the message speaks to me today. This contemporary Christian song has such powerful lyrics. More of you, less of me? Yes, please!

 

4. Peanut M&Ms. Shocking, I know, but I’ve been working my way through a huge bag of these little delights. Do I feel guilty. Nope. I love them!

 

5. Peppermint Trident. I’m not a big fan of spearmint or the really intense mint flavors of gum. I really like straight up peppermint. Mmm-mmm!

What’s your favorite candy? Any songs you’re listening to this week?

Have a terrific weekend!!

If you haven’t entered my November giveaway, the entry form is below! (US only, 18+)

Yuletide Redemption November Giveaway!

 

 

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