Cover Reveal – Sarah Eden

Today I have a cover reveal for one of my favorite authors. Sarah Eden has a new book coming out in early September (sigh! I know. That’s a long time away). But here is a little blurb and peek at the cover to get you excited for when this one releases.

Long Journey Home KINDLE COVERTitle: Long Journey Home (A Hope Springs Novel)

Author: Sarah M. Eden

Release Date: September 4, 2018

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/new/38580328-long-journey-home

Summary:

Widowed by war, Maura O’Connor has raised her son alone under the weight of poverty in the unforgiving slums of New York City. That harsh and difficult life has taken a toll on them both. Desperate to save her son from the misery around them, she moves them both to the tiny western town of Hope Springs, where her late husband’s family lives, hoping that the decade of silence between them does not mean she and Aidan will be rejected outright. Her son needs family, and she would endure anything to see him happy.

Ryan Callaghan has worked the land belonging to the late Granny Claire for years, dreaming of one day claiming it as his own. Living in his brother’s home affords him no freedom, no stability, no joy. The arrangement is even harder on his mother, whose health is quickly deteriorating. A risky investment in the land has finally begun to pay off, and he is at last in a position to secure a better future for them both. When use of the home is, without warning, offered to a newly arrived widow and her son, that future is entirely uncertain.

Both Maura and Ryan desperately need the Claire farm, for their own futures as well as those of the loved ones who depend on them. Neither can remain in Hope Springs without the house and land, but only one can claim it in the end.

***Ahhhh! September needs to hurry up and get here already. Enough said.

Have a fantastic rest of your week.

Char

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Day 3 – Rachael Anderson

Day 3 features the amazing Rachael Anderson. I love her Tanglewood series. They are such fun Regency novels. If you haven’t read them, check them out. They’re so awesome.
THE FALL OF LORD DRAYSON – When handsome and arrogant Lord Drayson awakens from a fall with no recollection of who he is or whence he came, the fiery and headstrong Miss Lucy Beresford takes it upon herself to humble him. Continue reading

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Game Changer

This Sunday is my new book’s birthday. Game Changer will turn 1 month old. Ahhh, how cute. I thought I’d tell you 5 things you maybe didn’t know about this book:

  1. It’s based at an ice cream shop. Really. I was hungry and wanted to go to Dairy Queen for a Hawaiian blizzard. But I couldn’t, but I still wanted ice cream. So I started writing about it. That’s the next best thing. When I got more serious, I had to research college towns to find the best ice cream shop to base my story’s setting. Once I found the cute little ice cream shop on Washington State University’s campus, I fell in love and Meridee and Parker caught their spark. Because they had ice cream. Right? Everyone is happier when ice cream is involved. If you ever drive through Pullman, Washington, stop at Ferdinand’s and try their ice cream or Cougar Gold (cheese). In my dreams, I’ve tried every flavor and love them all.
  2. Football isn’t the main plot of the book. I know. I can hear most of you girls saying, “Thank goodness!” and the guys all groaning and saying, “Why is there a football on the front then?” Well, a character DOES play football in this story. There aren’t any major football play scenes in the book or the smell of turf, but I did have you smell the locker room a couple times. You’re welcome.
  3. The goofy work attire Meridee has to wear is based on my own McDonald days. Meridee’s silly paper hat and hairnet at work reminded me of my teenage days when I had to wear a brown polyester uniform and a hokey hat. My future husband, who was kind of crushing on me at the time (wink wink), would come in and purposely order a quarter pounder without cheese just so it’d take a long time and he’d have a reason to stick around and talk to me. (I found this out AFTER we married years later). I’d always curse him under my breath for ordering a special order and prolonging his time because I was horribly embarrassed to be seen in my awful uniform. Meridee feels the same when Parker comes into her ice cream shop and teases her about her head-gear.
  4. This book went through at least 12 revisions. That’s the ones I wrote down. I read it through way more than that and made changes each time. Even the day it was released, I read back through and realized one scene mentioned in one chapter had something the day before that wasn’t quite accurate from the last chapter. It was just a few words I needed to change, but I was hitting my head as I changed it wondering why I hadn’t caught that in all my other read-throughs. It takes lots of rewrites to make a book shine. So be nice in your reviews. We writers word HARD!
  5. The line about orange chicken came to me lots of years ago.  As I played around in a competition on another writer’s blog, she had us write down 5 one liners, and my one about blaming everything on orange chicken moved to the final rounds of the contest where I had to flesh it out into a paragraph, then a page, then a story outline. It stuck around in my mind every since, and seemed to fit this story well. And a story bloomed from that seed. The story isn’t anything like what I’d planned it to be in that contest. This goes to show you never know what little nuggets will turn out to be gold later on.

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Last Chance!!!

6-1019 giveawayMy Fall Giveaway to celebrate the release of Game Changer ends tomorrow at midnight. If you haven’t entered yet, it’s super easy.  And your odds of winning are GREAT because there are 20 PRIZES!!!

Here are the 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

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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

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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. Continue reading