Day 7 – Taylor Dean

Whoohoo!!! Today’s author deserves a round of applause. Taylor’s books are always my favorites, and I’ve read them all several times. She has the best premises and unique twists to her romances. They always touch my heart. Her newest series is incredible. I beta-read these, and LOVED them. It was hard to give constructive criticism because I got too pulled into the plots and characters and became more of a reader then a critiquer. I figured that meant they were just super good, so she had nothing to worry about. If you haven’t read them, check them out here, and give yourself some Christmas cheer with this series.

The Sound of Silence Series

Each book has a happy ending and there are no cliffhangers. They are not stand-alones and should be read in order.

 

 

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This one will be out January 1st. So you can finish the whole series within a month.

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Oh. My. Gosh! I absolutely LOVE Stone Silence! Talk about swoony! This book is AMAZING! I was sucked in from the very beginning and found myself lost in the journey of Spencer and Stony. I laughed out loud, got teary eyed, let out little dreamy sighs and refused to put this book down until I finished it! I devoured it!
-KJ’s Book Nook

Oh man. I will always read everything Taylor Dean writes with no hesitation. I LOVE Taylor Dean books. If you have never read anything by her, you really must.
-Aimee, Getting Your Read On

 

From Jailbird

SHOWTIME, MIA. AND you know what they say about a show that’s about to start—it must go on.

Of course, they also tell the actors to break a leg and I’d much prefer that to what I’m about to do.

I turn down the paved road and see a large fenced-in property in the distance. My GPS tells me I’ve reached my destination.

It’s a beautiful and sunny September day with hardly a cloud in the sky. The weather certainly doesn’t match my emotions. If it did, it would be stormy. A raging storm, to include crazy lightning and booming thunder.

I don’t want to do this. I’d rather go to the dentist and have five teeth pulled. While I’m awake. Heck, I’d rather have my toenails removed. All of them. Without anesthesia.
But this is something I have to do, something I need to do. Not just for Stony. I need to do it for me.

Especially for me.

I can’t move forward with my life until I gain closure from the past. I’d like to place my past in a box, tie a pretty little bow on it, and place it on a shelf and forget about it.

Instead it sits on my kitchen counter begging to be put away every time I see it.

It’s time to put it away.

There’s only one way to do that.

Face Stony.

The last time I saw him was a little over a year ago, the moment I arrived home and stepped out of my brother’s car after being released from jail. He was there. Waiting for me.

Stony smiled at me. He smiled! Not just a little smile either. Stony never smiles and I mean never. Ever.

I thought it meant all was forgiven between us. I thought it meant we were starting over.

I thought it meant so many things.

I was wrong. So very wrong.

I was told he’d had a girl with him that day, a pretty blond California girl. I didn’t notice her, but then, I was preoccupied. I was told they’d been seeing each other for a while.
I’d been kept in the dark about their relationship.

“Mia,” my mom had said, “You and Stony gave it your best shot. It didn’t work out. It’s for the best.”

Mom had her heart set on Stony and me getting married. If Stony had a fan club, she’d be president. Her change of tune threw me for a loop.

 

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Author Taylor Dean

Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.

 

 

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Also by Taylor Dean

 

 

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Giveaway Details

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Ends 12/23/17

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Good luck in the giveaway, and if you haven’t read Taylor Dean stories yet, please do so. You’re missing out! Happy reading.

Char

Day 6 – Jennifer Griffith

Today’s featured clean romance author is Jennifer Griffith. I’ve read many of her romances. They are light, fluffy, and usually very funny. I’ve loved them. She likes to write books that help readers escape their lives and have some fun for a moment. Her latest release is My Fair Aussie. I haven’t got my hands on this one yet, but it’s on Kindle Unlimited, so I’ll probably check it out soon.  Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post. Here’s the blurb:

There’s more to this Aussie cowboy than meets the eye.

Former grad student Eliza works as a nanny for a self-absorbed trophy wife looking to trade up for a new husband and ditch her child. Eliza will do anything to protect the little girl and open her boss’s eyes. Even if it requires an elaborate hoax.

Then fate hits Eliza with Henry, a bewildered, dirty guy at the bus station. He’s got amazing teeth, cowboy swagger, and an accent to swoon for. Everything is falling into place for a rags-to-riches-style bait and switch. But will it deliver a slice of humble pie to Eliza’s boss—or get Eliza fired?

Worse, refining him might mean losing her heart.

Praise for My Fair Aussie

My Fair Aussie is the perfect retelling of a classic tale with a delicious twist—and an Australian cowboy to boot. It’s the ideal combination of humor and romance. Totally swoon-worthy. Highly recommended! – CJ Anaya, USA Today bestselling author

“How does she do it? Griffith once again makes me laugh out loud and thoroughly enjoy a good book. Love her cute characters.” Amazon Reviewer ‘grimm

 


“So you’re saying we find our very own Eliza Doolittle, but a guy, ‘deliciously dirty,’ as you say—”

“He has to be deliciously dirty.”

“Right. We do a quick ritzy makeover on him and try to pass him off as one of the type of guys Monique-Noelle and her army of vacuous gold-diggers are looking for.”

“Even better, we set things up so Mo-No could actually totally fall for him. And when she does, we whisk him away and then let her find out the truth.” Polly wasn’t the type to get giddy, but she did have a light in her eye.

And maybe, with that, Mo-No realizes she should appreciate the man who was the father of her beautiful daughter and quit trying to trade up. Or down. Or sideways.
Or for more hair.

“And where do we get someone deliciously dirty who also isn’t a drug dealer or user or, you know, dangerous?”

“I didn’t say this plan was without risks. But we’ll be careful.” Polly’s eyes danced. “I’m a good judge of character.”

Yeah. Everyone thought that about themselves. Skepticism crept up in me. There was no way we could pull off something of this magnitude. We shouldn’t even be considering it.

 

Also by Jennifer Griffith

 

Author Jennifer Griffith

Jennifer Griffith writes light, sweet romances she calls Cotton Candy for the Soul. Her Legally in Love Collection stems from the fact she fell in love with a handsome law school student who now serves as a judge—as well as her muse. She also writes the Billionaire Makeover Romances, billionaires and makeovers being some things with which she has less experience.

Jennifer loves old cars, landscape paintings, fresh bread with raspberry jam, and reading. She lived in Japan during college, where she once ate a cricket on a dare. She also traveled through Europe, where she slept a night in a castle on the Rhine. Jennifer worked summers in a cookie factory, and she spent a few years working for the U.S. Congress before becoming a wife, a mom and an author.

More great books by Jennifer Griffith

 

 

Giveaway Details

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash – Ends 12/22/17

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Good luck, and happy reading.

Char

Day 2-Taylor Hart

 

Day 2 for the 12 Days of Clean Romance features Taylor Hart

Nathan Pennington, aka billionaire attorney, had only one idea on his mind the week before Christmas…forget about the past year and enjoy the beautiful Park City ski slopes. His plan was working, until some annoying ski bunny sprayed snow in his face. Her rudeness wasn’t something he could let slide. Nathan chases the woman down the hill intent on chewing her out, but when face-to-face, he’s struck by the vulnerability and anger in her eyes.

Storm Goodman has heard every weather joke in the book—and she’s not in the mood for another. Lately her life has lived up to her name. After a year of personal setbacks in her skiing career and her grandfather passing, she thought the worst of it was over until Four days before Christmas her lawyer tells her she can’t inherit the ranch her grandfather left her—unless she’s married by noon on Christmas day. Continue reading

Day 1 – Jennifer Peel

Today is the kick-off for the 12 Days of Clean Romance, sponsored by Kathy at I Am A Reader. Day 1 Features one of my all-time favorite authors, Jennifer Peel. She has 20 or so books, and I’ve read all of them except one, which I plan on changing this month so I can have a perfect record ;).  Two of her books are featured today that are some of my favorites (that means I’ve read them more than once). I hope you enjoy, and take advantage of the GIVEAWAY at the end by entering the Rafflecopter to win some cash for the holidays. Good luck!

Trouble in Loveland by Jennifer Peel

What does dating the boss + meddling ex-wife + most adorable three-year-old ever equal? Trouble in Loveland.

At seventeen, Charlee Jensen packed her bags and left her beloved hometown of Loveland, swearing she would never have anything to do with the men that left her heartbroken: her father, the man that taught her heroes can fall; and Ryan Carter, her much older neighbor and teenage crush.

Now eight years later, Charlee has two degrees she never wanted and no job prospects, forcing her to swallow her pride and come home to work for her father’s accounting firm—the same firm where newly divorced Ryan Carter is now a partner. Continue reading

Jailbird

JailbirdHooray! Another book by Taylor Dean!

I love her books, and have read every single one. She’s an amazing author, and she’s also an amazing person as I’ve gotten to know her better as we’ve emailed and chatted over life and writing. Her books are gifts to my heart (and they could be gifts to yours as well if you read them).

This latest release is the 2nd in the Sound of Silence Series (and should be read in order). It’s my favorite of the bunch (although I love them all). This one just resonated with me deep inside. I love a good redemption story, and this one ranks way up at the top of awesome redemption stories. I beta-read all three stories in this set, so I can assure you they are worth your time to buy and read. Even though I read the early version, I bought the final versions to keep in my favorites folder to read again. They are THAT good!

 


My hometown decided to rename me Jailbird.

Every day I silently scream out, “My name is Mia Faraday!” My time in jail does not define me. I am so much more than one heated mistake.

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More Trouble in Loveland

MOREYea! Another release for Jennifer Peel, one of my favorite authors ever!!! This is a sequel to Trouble in Loveland, which I adored!!! Charlee is one of my favorite heroine’s of all time, so I was super excited to see another book starring her red heel awesomeness. Here’s the blurb:

Charlee Jensen-Carter has been looking forward to her first Christmas with her new husband, Ryan, and her adorable stepson for weeks. Not only is her dad tying the knot, but she’s looking forward to two weeks of no exes, no drama, and especially no trouble. At least that’s what she thinks.

First, she gets talked into wearing red hooker heels again. Next, she finds herself trying to save her dad’s wedding. And if that isn’t bad enough, more than one ex shows up, and she’s suddenly in the middle of more trouble than she ever bargained for. Continue reading

Stone Silence (& Winners)

Don’t you just love the sound of that title? I do. And I absolutely LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the book. Taylor Dean is one of my favorite authors. I’ve read every single one of her books, and reread them many times. Her stories always connect with my heart and stay with me long after I’m done reading them. Here is the blurb:

Great big beautiful love.

Does it really exist?

Everyone tells me it does. They say, “Spencer Elliott, don’t worry, you’ll find it one day. You just have to find the right man and when you do, it will surprise the heck out of you.”

I’m still waiting for that heck of a surprise to hit. It has proven to be elusive thus far. I’m pretty sure the entire world is lying about love and the joke is on me.

I know I want a man in my heart and in my life. Unfortunately, most men immediately push my OFF button and I lose interest quickly.

Feeling pressure to prove I’m trying to find my soulmate, I finally give in and agree to a date. Huge mistake. Afterward I find myself abandoned in the middle of nowhere, in desperate need of help.

That’s when I meet Stony by chance. Continue reading