Santa Cam

IMG-2233I know Halloween isn’t even here yet, but this is the view from my back deck today. My neck of the woods (or swampish pond) got snow on Sunday, and it doesn’t seem to be in any hurry to melt. 😦

But it has made me want to start listening to Christmas music and take the pumpkins off my front porch. Ha ha.

Maria Hoagland gave me an ARC of her new Christmas romance to read a couple weeks ago, and I thought it was way too soon for Christmas. But now I don’t. Funny how the weather can change my mind so easily.

Anyway, here are my holiday thoughts on Santa Cam.

Synopsis

If only a little Christmas magic could solve all their problems . . .

Her holiday just got a little brighterAll professional soccer player Camden Sharpe wants for Christmas is to get Continue reading

Best Friends Fall in Love

newrel1Here’s another billionaire romance. Falling for Her Billionaire Best Friend. This one is by my friend from Idaho, Maria Hoagland. It goes with a series–the Billionaire Bachelor Cove–done by different authors, but each book can be read alone. If you read them all, you get a more wholistic picture of these group of neighbors, but it’s not necessary.

In this one, next-door neighbors, Ryland and Mary Alice, are the MC’s. They’ve known each other all their life, run in the same power circles, and their parents have been pushing them together forever, hoping that a romantic relationship will stick. But both are comfortable in their friendship and don’t feel the need to rock the boat, so to say, until they do. Here’s the blurb. Continue reading

Her App, A Match, & the Billionaire

bookMy friend, Maria, has a new book out. Her App, A Match, and the Billionaire. It’s part of the Billionaire Bachelor Cove stand-alone series, all set in the Seattle area. I’m not a big fan of the billionaire themed books (I feel they’re way overdone), but this one captured my attention (and my heart) and I couldn’t put it down. The Billionaire status seemed more believable to me because the character was part of a TV series (so it was almost more celebrity status than filthy rich guy). It worked, and I ended up liking the story a lot. Here’s the blurb.

Summary

She is looking for an investor, not a connection. 
He is looking to invest his money, not his heart. 

It is a truth universally accepted that anyone who’s single must be looking for their perfect match, right? Continue reading

Love for Keeps

loveforkeepsJust finished the newest release by Maria Hoagland last night. This is a fun one I’m super excited to tell you about. If you love soccer, you’ll really enjoy this one. And I’m giving away a copy of her book, so make sure to leave a comment before you leave for a chance to win.

BLURB:

City home inspector Kendall Nomellini follows rules to a fault. As a single mom of a high school soccer player, she has no choice but to plan her time to the minute—fitting her work, education, and future goals into a tidy, no-surprises schedule. What’s not in her plan? Falling for the worst soccer referee in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Why would she when she knows from experience that the perfect man doesn’t exist? Continue reading

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

Kayaks and Kisses

bookJust finished this cute outdoor romance by my writer friend, Maria Hoagland. I received an ARC of this book to read, and once I started, it was hard to put down. Seriously. She’s a great writer. Here’s the blurb:

Brynn Caley is about to start her dream career running an outdoor sporting goods store when an out-of-town business guru makes his own offer on the property. Coerced into forming a temporary partnership, Brynn, with her ski experience, finds she has to work with fishing expert Gage to run the year-round shop.

Through a series of innocent misconceptions and a few blatant lies, Brynn doesn’t realize that the handsome single guy on the construction crew is her new partner, and he doesn’t want to set her straight until he can gain her favor. She, on the other hand, would do anything not to work with the stuffy businessman she’s only met through email.

Inspired by the movies You’ve Got Mail and The Shop around the Corner, Kayaks & Kisses is a heart-warming tale of finding love in autumn leaves, outdoor activities, and new friendships. Continue reading

Book Giveaway

51ccnxtq2bjl-_sx330_bo1204203200_My friend, Maria Hoagland, has a book giveaway you can enter right now (my book happens to be one of them). Maria used to be in my writing group before she moved to Texas last year. I’m super excited that she has a new book out that she had discussed with our group ‘back in the day’ when she was here. She’s one of the sweetest people I’ve met and I’m reading her book right now–The Re-Model Marriage. It’s pretty good.

Here’s the link to a Rafflecopter giveaway to enter. You can also visit Maria’s Renovation blog and her Review Blog. Crossing my fingers and wishing you luck and happy reading!

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