Fall Giveaway!!!

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Want to win some prizes? I’m giving away 20 PRIZES in my FALL GIVEAWAY to celebrate the release of Game Changer, the kickoff for my Ruled Out Romances set.

What can you win? 

Lots of Goodies & Treats

  • 1 – $25 Amazon cash
  • 2 – $10 Amazon cash
  • 3 – $5 Amazon cash
  • 2 – Paperback books (by other authors; you must live in continental USA)
  • 2 – eBook sets – Bending Willow Trilogy
  • 5 – eBooks – Between Hope & the Highway
  • 5 – eBooks – Game Changer

How to Enter

To enter my Fall Giveaway, you can do any or ALL of the following (for up to 11 entries). Just let me know in the comments which ones you do (or have done already) and I’ll add your name into the drawing that many times.

pumpkinThis Giveaway will end at midnight on October 31, 2017. Halloween night! Ooooooo! But there aren’t any tricks…just treats! I’ll notify winners by email (please leave that in your comment if I don’t already have it) on November 2nd.

Good luck. Enter as many times as you are able. Happy reading!

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5 Reasons to read Game Changer

If you’ve already read my new book, Game Changer, then Thank You! If you haven’t, I brainstormed five reasons to get your copy and read it immediately. Hold onto your britches, because I know you’re excited to read these. Here you go.

Reason #1 – You’ll lose weight!!!

scaleGame Changer is a good substitute for food that might make you fat. Oh my! I said the F word. Sorry. 2 F words, in fact. Food and fat. Oops. I said them again. Shame on me. But really, this book gives you the sense that you’re eating yummy food like sticky, sweet orange chicken or huckleberry ice cream without all the calories. Who can pass that up? Not me. Just ask the chocolate chip cookies that were on my counter this morning.

Reason #2 – You’ll laugh!!!

laughSorry. I keep screaming each number, but exclamation marks are so cute and fun to use. But you will laugh. A lot. Parker is a hoot. Everything that comes out of his mouth and that he does makes me giggle. He’s one of the MC (main characters), and I love the fun-loving football player.

Reason #3 – You’ll learn everything you wanted to know about football!!!

bal goalHopefully, you don’t want to learn much. But if you need to know that touchdowns are good, and players wear pads and things like that…this is your book! You can’t leave home without it.

Reason #4 – You’ll feel good!!!

goodSince Game Changer is a romance, it ends happily-ever-after. Did you know that EVERY romance has to end happy…or it’s not a romance? Go figure. So Tess of d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy is NOT a romance, even though one part of it had a romantic element. It ends tragic, so no-go to the romance genre. Sorry, Mr. Hardy. Game Changer definitely ends happy though, and you might even laugh. (see #2)

Reason #5 – Because I told you so!!!

Because I said so!That’s the MOM in me coming out. Sorry. But like I tell my kids all the time, that’s a good enough reason. So I’m leaving it here as my final reason. That’s usually what happens with the kids too when I’m too tired to come up with more reasons.

There you go. Five awesome reasons to read Game Changer this week. Maybe even today! Don’t weight. Ooops. I mean don’t wait! But if you go with Reason #1, the don’t weight works too.

bigbingereading2Also, if you love to read series books, here’s a great site I just found that promotes series books all on one page (in different genres). Some of these are discounted right now or even free. My first set of suspenseful romance (Bending Willow Trilogy) is on there at discounted rates. So check it out and enter the giveaway. Who knows? Maybe you’ll win.

Happy Reading!

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The Inventive Bride

InventiveBride_SM (1)Okay, I feel like I’ve blabbed a LOT about my book lately. Now it’s time to blab about someone else’s book. This new release by Maria Hoagland tickled my fancy and was a definite winner. No fixing up to do with this story. It’s just fine as it is. More than fine, really. Here’s the blurb:

Frankie understands the inner workings of clocks and pianos–but dating? Well, that’s a bit more complicated.

Looking to move on after his wife’s death, Dr. Logan Wells relocates his optometry practice to Wyoming, home of his favorite childhood memories. By doing so, he incurs the wrath of his former mother-in-law who threatens to sue for custody of his ten-year-old daughter, Harper. Despite the lawsuit hanging over him, Logan is determined to find joy for the two of them as they settle in the idyllic small town of Cobble Creek. Continue reading

More Book Love

huckleDoesn’t this picture make you salivate? It does me.  And it goes right along with my new book, Game Changer. Huckleberry ice cream plays a huge part in Meridee’s and Parker’s friendship-turning-into-more relationship. Ice cream usually does help any romance along, at least in my opinion. And this one, from Ferdinand’s Ice Cream Shop in Pullman, Washington, looks especially divine. My cookie/ice cream/chocolate monster appears, and I say: ME WANT SOME!!!

The book monster inside me has been especially happy as well with all the kind reviews being left about Game Changer. If you haven’t written a book before, you might not get an author’s fascination over reviews. But let me tell you. We crave them. Like Cookie Monster craves cookies. Like I know you’re craving that huckleberry ice cream. Continue reading

Sweet Reviews

5-1012 (2)Thanks to everyone who has bought and read Game Changer since its release. And especially thank you to those who have reviewed it as well.

Leaving a review on a book you read and like is one of the best things you can do to help an author spread the word about their book and whether it’s worth reading. I know my husband is the kind of reader who goes to Amazon and looks only at books that have a certain number of reviews. So when a book sits there with only 10 or so reviews, even if it’s the most amazing book ever written, most readers won’t give it a chance. Reviews are the lifeblood of authors’ success or doom.

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Here are some snippets from some 5 Star reviews that have made me smile.

…The reader will enjoy getting to know these two college students. Both have more depth than they first appear to, and both are wrestling with personal demons. The writing is sharp and the scenes fluid. Though not my typical genre, Game Changer added some sweetness to my normally dark salty fare. A little lightness is always welcome. “(Carrie, Amazon reader)

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Release Day!!!

4-105My 5th book is out now! YEA!!! I hope you get a chance to read it.  Here’s the Amazon link to check it out. Game Changer is the first in the Ruled Out Romances set, where star-crossed lovers meet, but rule each other out until tangled twists and tangled turns help them find their unique happily-ever-after. Here’s the blurb: Continue reading