Huge Historical eBook Sale

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Love historical romance? Then you’ll love this sale! 45 Authors for one week are offering books on sale. I’m taking part in a giant sale other historical romance authors this week! From May 22-28, you can get our books for $0.99!

I’ve discounted A Sanguine Gem to $0.99 cents this week as part of this giant historical romance sale. Just go here and select your retail platform to see all the books! This sale runs from May 22-28.

There are a lot of fabulous authors and books available for only 99 cents. Go grab them at this fabulous price while you can!

 

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Rone Voting

I am excited to announce TWO of my books are nominated for Rone awards in InD’Tale Magazine. The first round is voted on by readers. The second round by a panel of industry professionals to determine who will win the prestigious award. With that in mine I need YOUR help. 

The first book nominated is Sensual Games. It is nominated in the Contemporary Steamy Category. Voting is from May 2-May 8. You can only vote once and you do need to login to vote. Registering is quick and easy, but more importantly completely free. 

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Vote now for Sensual Games in the Contemporary Steamy category

The next book nominated for a Rone is Unbridled Pursuit. It is nominated in the Cops, Jocks, and Cowboys category. Voting is from May 9-May 15. The good news is if you already voted for Sensual Games you have an account. All you need to do is login and vote!

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Vote now for Unbridled Pursuit in the Cops, Jocks, and Cowboys category!

I have a pinned post on my facebook page with the Rone voting details. There will be a contest each week. Those that comment under the pinned post each week will be entered to win their choice of either Deadly Benevolence or A Crystal Angel in audiobook. Go to my Author Facebook page for more details and check out the pinned post.

If either or both books make it to the final round I will have a giveaway to celebrate. I won’t know for a while if it makes it onto the next round. Keep watching my page to see if they won and if so some of the awesome stuff I am may be giving away.

Love’s Prelude

Love’s Prelude: A multi-genre set of historical romances that begin a series.

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In this stunning set, an amazing cast of BESTSELLING and AWARD WINNING AUTHORS bring a prelude to an epic love story, the beginning of one of their series. These love stories begin on the Highlands, in Regency England, on the Great Plains of America, and beyond but each will start a love story that begs to be finished.

Buy Links

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Seed of Love by Tammy Andresen

Regina Lafayette had done as she was told her entire life. Does she dare to take a chance and find out if she can have more than she ever imagined?
A Flawed Jewel by Dawn Brower

Pieretta boards a ship, unaware that Thor is waiting to kidnap her for revenge against her grandfather. Will love intervene, altering both their courses?
Chef’s Mail Order Bride by Cindy Caldwell

Read the book that started it all, first in the Wild West Frontier Brides series set in Tombstone, Arizona in the 1880s.
Love’s Imposters: The Setup by Maggie Dallen

In the high stakes world of espionage, falling for one’s partner might just be the biggest danger of all in this fast-paced Regency romance.
Loving Lieutenant Douglas by Barbara Devlin

Take a trip back in time, to 1785, when Horatio Nelson was a new captain. It is the Age of Sail, England is on the brink of war with France, and Royal Navy First Lieutenant Mark Douglas is not looking for a wife.
Howard Haskell Takes a Bride by Merry Farmer

A historical western never before published
Gold Rush Brides by Cassie Hayes

The GOLD RUSH BRIDES is a series of stand-alone clean historical western romances that will warm your heart.
Little Red by Caroline Lee

She’s gone over the river and through the woods, but who will protect her from the Big Bad Wolf?
Scandalous Endeavors by Amanda Mariel

A determined heroine, a Scottish duke, and a scandal.

Lady Amelia’s willing to create a scandal to stay in her beloved England. A Scottish duke ignites her passion, but will she abandon her endeavor for love?
Beauty and the Highlander by Hildie McQueen

Discover this wonderful, compelling Scottish medieval romance that will transport you to the beautiful Highlands into a spellbinding page turning love story.
Emma, Mail-order Brides Club by Ashley Merrick

A Sweet and Clean Western Historical Romance about Mail-Order Brides set in Montana.
Conquered by Kirsten Osbourne

Christiana and her two sisters, women of power in medieval Europe, are left alone to defend their family’s home when Duke William of Normandy invades England in 1066.
The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation by Erica Ridley

Enjoy the laugh-out-loud first book in USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s new Dukes of War regency romance series!
Love’s Prisoner by Laura Stapleton

A never before published historical western.

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Author Links

Tammy Andresen

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Dawn Brower

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Cindy Caldwell

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Maggie Dallen

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Barbara Devlin

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Merry Farmer

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Cassie Hayes

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Caroline Lee

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Amanda Mariel

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Hildie McQueen

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Ashley Merrick

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Kirsten Osbourne

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Erica Ridley

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Laura Stapleton  

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Get your copy of Love’s Prelude today for just 99 cents!

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New Series!

 

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I have a brand new series releasing this summer. It is my second contemporary series. The title for the series is Heart’s Intent. I’m excited to share it with you. The first book in the series is One Heart to Give. 

 

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Daniella Brosen has always loved one man. He was her best friend. When he fell in love with someone else it broke her heart. She couldn’t handle being around him. It hurt too much. Rendall Sousa tried to forget about his best friend. She broke his heart when she ran away and never looked back. He loved her, but she put him firmly in the friend zone. 

 

Years later tragedy befalls Daniella’s new best friend. It brings Rendell back into her life. She thought she’d put her feelings in the past, but one glance from him and they come flooding back. Can Rendell convince her he always loved her or will she run from him again?

Excerpt

“So the nurse tells me you’re Mr. Price’s emergency contact.”

A voice filled the room. It was as familiar as breathing. She would have known it anywhere. It haunted her dreams and sneaked in her thoughts when she least expected it. For a brief moment she thought she might be hearing things. Had she conjured up his voice because she’d been thinking of him earlier? No, that was silly. There was no way he could actually be behind her. Dani turned slowly and blinked several times. She could feel the color draining from her cheeks. This couldn’t be happening to her. “Ren?”

“Dr. Sousa I forgot to give you Mr. Price’s chart.” A nurse with dark auburn hair and soft brown eyes bustled in and handed him a file.

Ren stared at Dani and didn’t say a word for several seconds. He studied her in awkward silence. He was almost exactly as she remembered him. His hair was a bit shorter, and his blue eyes still stole her breath. It was Ren. Having him near always had that effect on her. He turned toward the nurse and took the file out of her hand, and dismissed her with a nod. “Thank you, Lana.”

Lana…that was the woman who’d called her office. Dani filed her name away for future reference. She was pretty, petite, and had a no nonsense attitude. Something she appreciated. The nurse nodded and left the room. Leaving Ren alone with Dani. He set the file down and walked over to her side. The silence in the room was palpable. She had no idea what to say to him and still wasn’t completely convinced he was real. Hallucinations had never plagued her before, but there was always a first time for everything…

“Dani I didn’t realize…I should have asked Lana for a name.”

Real. Definitely real. She gulped down a lump in her throat. Hell how was she supposed to deal with Ren, and Matt’s situation at the same time? What had she done to be put into this overwhelming emotional situation? She sent up a silent prayer for strength.

She shook her head. “There was no way for you to know.” This was all too much. Matt was hurt and Ren was his doctor. How could life have set her on this path? Her two best friends—one’s life depended on the other.

Was this the fate’s way of making her face her past?

Buy Links

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Scheduled release is July 12, 2016. 

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“I want a lot.” He grinned wickedly, and leaned in to whisper into her ear. “And in time I intend to have it all. But for tonight I want one thing.”

Saved by My Blackguard is now Available

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I always planned that Searching for My Rogue was going to be the start of a new series titled Linked Across Time. The Once Upon a Regency box set was going to jump start that new series. Then I got an idea for Alys’ parents, and Saved by My Blackguard was born. It is in a sense a prequel to Searching for My Rogue. Since Alys and James’ story is still in the box set and won’t release on its own for several months I decided Saved by My Blackguard would be book one in the series.

So without further ado meet Paul and Evelyn. They have quite a story to tell you! For a limited time you can get their eBook for only 99 CENTS and it is also available in Kindle Unlimited. Go grab your copy today and continue the adventure.

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A vacation on a tropical island should be blissful paradise. It turns out to be something else altogether for Paul Dewitt. A storm erupts and throws his entire life into chaos. He wakes up to a beautiful stranger and a different time.

Lady Evelyn Beckett is sailing to England to marry her betrothed. When a storm hits she is tossed overboard. By sheer will, and a little luck, she makes it to shore. She finds a handsome man wandering the beach, and he’s both confusing and odd.

Together Paul and Evelyn rely on each other to survive the raging storm, villainous pirates, and a little bit of culture shock. Can they get past each other’s differences and learn to trust each other and find love.

 

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She could barely make out his features in the firelight. He was handsome and familiar, but she couldn’t place him. How did she know him? Her body warmed as she perused him. It tingled in places it never had before. The man was gorgeous, but clearly a blackguard for taking advantage of her while she slept.

“Relax, I’m not going to attack you.” He rubbed his face with his hands. “It’s been a long day, and it is well into the night. I don’t know how long this storm is going to last, and I’d rather not deal with a histrionic female.”

“I will have you know I by no means ever give into hysteria.” She held her chin up in defiance. Her father never would have allowed it. She was to be a proper lady at all times, with a calm and cool demeanor. “But I will not stand for a man I’m not remotely acquainted with seeing me in my shift. What did you do with my gown?”

“I already introduced myself if you recall. We’re on a first name basis.” He folded his arms across his chest. “Look Evie, I don’t know how I came to find you. The last thing I remember before I saw you on the beach was falling to my death outside this cave. It’s why I knew where to find it. Nothing has made sense since I stumbled upon you. All I want to do is ride out this storm and book the first flight home. This vacation has to be the worst one ever recorded.”

She tilted her head and studied him. Was he insane? That made things a little different. She would have to give him a wide berth. It was hard to tell what someone who’d lost their mind might do. Book a flight? How did he expect to fly anywhere? Everyone knew that was impossible. Clearly he’d taken leave of his senses. She might be able to forgive him taking liberties with her person—but she doubted it.

“Have you escaped from an asylum?” She glared at him. “And my name is not Evie.”

“All right. But since you don’t recall my name let me remind you. I’m Paul Dewitt.” He shrugged and laughed. “Explain this nonsense you are spouting? Are you insinuating I’m insane?”

How dare he mock her? She wasn’t the one losing her mind.

“Everyone knows you can’t fly. If you want to get anywhere it has to be by horse, carriage, or ship.”

He fell over in uproarious laughter. What had she said that was so bloody funny? She wasn’t the ridiculous one. She didn’t suggest they could fly anywhere.

“I don’t know why you are laughing, but I’m tired of it. If you can’t have a reasonable and normal conversation at least stop rolling around as if you heard a joke. I don’t find any of this funny.”

“Oh sweetheart, you wouldn’t.” He wiped the corners of his eye. “Please tell me you’ve seen a plane. They are more than capable of flying us anywhere we want to go.”

She had no idea what he was referring to. “You’re serious?”

“Lady, it’s 1987. Planes have been a reality since the Wright brothers first flew at Kitty Hawk in 1903.” He shrugged. “They’ve come a long way since that first flight, but they are commonplace these days. How have you not seen one?”

She opened her mouth and closed it several times. How does one respond to that? He clearly had a very active imagination. Whoever these Wright brothers were, they must be geniuses to build such a contraption. What was she thinking entertaining his delusions? She shook her head to clear that rubbish away. He thought it was 1987 and these brothers flew in 1903. She had to tell him he was misinformed.

“You’re wrong.”        

“I assure you I’m not.”

She shook her head. “No, it’s not 1987. It’s not even close to 1903. Why would you believe it was?”

“Because I was born in 1958 and I will be 30 in less than 3 months. I flew over here on one of those planes because my doctor ordered me to take a vacation or I’d have a heart attack before my birthday. I agreed to humor him since he is a family friend.”

His delusion went further than she thought. The poor man. “I’m afraid I must inform you it is in fact, the year of our lord, 1722.”

He started to chuckle so hard he had trouble breathing. His penchant for laughter was starting to irritate her. Why did he find everything she said so damned funny.

“It all makes sense now,” he spat out. “Your dress, the storm, and even not remembering how I ended up on the beach. I’ve died and this is my hell.”

“I seriously doubt God would punish us both with the same hell. I don’t even know you, or how you ended up here, but I can assure you we are both very much alive. I didn’t fight so hard to make it to land to give in now.”

 

 

 

Valentine’s Contest and Love’s Prelude

 

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Love’s Prelude: A multi-genre set of historical romances that begin a series.
In this stunning set, an amazing cast of BESTSELLING and AWARD WINNING AUTHORS bring a prelude to an epic love story, the beginning of one of their series. These love stories begin on the Highlands, in Regency England, on the Great Plains of America, and beyond but each will start a love story that begs to be finished.

Seed of Love by Tammy Andresen
A Flawed Jewel by Dawn Brower
Chef’s Mail Order Bride by Cindy Caldwell
Love’s Imposters: The Setup by Maggie Dallen
Loving Lieutenant Douglas by Barbara Devlin
Howard Haskell Takes a Bride by Merry Farmer
Gold Rush Brides by Cassie Hayes
Little Red by Caroline Lee
Scandalous Endeavors by Amanda Mariel
Beauty and the Highlander by Hildie McQueen
Emma, Mail-order Brides Club by Ashley Merrick
Conquered by Kirsten Osbourne
The Viscount’s Christmas Temptation by Erica Ridley
Love’s Prisoner by Laura Stapleton

Release Date: April 26, 2016

Preorder your copy Today!

Amazon | BN | Kobo | iTunes

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Valentine’s Contest

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ve teamed up with Patricia Rice and over 35 fantastic authors to give two readers more than 35 historical romances, and a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner!

I’m giving away my book A Hidden Ruby

Enter the contest by clicking >>HERE<<

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Giveaway and It’s Release Day!!

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Once upon a time nine historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world…

Resisting Romeo by Samantha Grace
There was much excitement yesterday at the Clarendon Hotel when a French actress interrupted a tête-à-tête between two of London’s most eligible bachelors and quietly exchanged words with them. Mr. Russell Hawke was quick to escort her from the premises, making witnesses wish they had remembered to bring their ear trumpets to tea.

Enchanted by the Earl by Amanda Mariel
Lowly seamstress Rose Woodcourt shocked society by capturing Hunter Thorne the Earl of Aubry’s heart after he banished her personal wolf.

Wish Upon A Kiss by Meara Platt
Young ladies from the best families are clamoring to become May Princesses now that Winifred Kingsley, a young lady of little consequence, caught the eye -and captured the heart – of Ardaric, fourth Duke of Blantyre when he spotted her dancing about a maypole in her shockingly scanty costume.

A Duke Worth His Salt by Allison Merritt
Lady Eleanor Mortin managed to snag the reclusive Duke of Greenebuck, who is not only writing fairy tale endings for his novels these days, but also living one with his new bride.

Masquerading as a Miss by Ari Thatcher
Just weeks after he was reported as drowned in that shipwreck, Lord Spalding appeared with a mysterious young woman who claimed to not know who her relations were. I daresay she has none and is eager to secure a match with Spalding, who as you know will one day inherit the earldom.

Searching for my Rogue by Dawn Brower
Upstart American, Alys Dewitt snared the Duke of Weston, one of England’s most sought after bachelors proving love is descending us all into madness.

The Enchanted Cave by Sue London
Irish lass Maeve O’Malley landed a blow to the hearts of innumerable smitten girls when she tangled Mr. Galen Mornay into knots of the nuptial variety.

Taming Beauty by Lynne Barron
Not only did the scandalous Lilith Aberdeen manage to bring the beastliest of barons up to scratch, but she did so only days before Lord Malleville was to marry her sister.

Stealing a Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen
Lady Charlotte Beaumont, first cousin to the Prince Regent, was seen gallivanting through Scotland with four eligible bachelors and no chaperone. This shocking lack of decorum is not the first from the lady but most certainly the worst. One simply must wonder if nuptials are soon to follow.

Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance in the limited edition box set Once Upon A Regency: Timeless Tales And Fables! Set includes 9 never told before stories.

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My story is titled Searching for My Rogue. It is about a woman from 2015 who falls through time to 1815 and finds her Duke charming😉. It has elements from Alice in Wonderland. Here is a teaser for it.

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“Alys wait…” She either didn’t hear him bellowing or she ignored him. He didn’t know which it was, but it was clear he had to go after her. James bolted down the hall following the path she’d taken.

The poor thing was confused. He had to catch her before she hurt herself further. He’d summon the doctor again. She’d need something the calm her down, perhaps he’d know better how to care for her malady.

Alys stopped at the top of the stairs, resting her hand on the balustrade. Her breathing was ragged. Her gaze fell on his when she glanced briefly behind her—then she skipped down the steps two at a time. Right before she reached the bottom, she tripped over her skirts and tumbled over the remaining few steps.

Bloody hell. The chit was going to be the death of him. James quickly followed her down and kneeled before her. “Are you all right?”

“Damned skirt is too long,” she muttered. Alys turned onto her side and glared up at him. “Of course I’m not all right, but nothing is broken. I’m sure I will have more bruises on top of the ones I already have.”

“Let me help you up.” James held out his hand to her.

“Thanks, I’ve got this.” Alys rolled onto her knees and hopped up to her feet. She turned to him and asked, “Where have you stashed Regina?”

“Pardon me?” James had no clue who this Regina was.

“My sister.” Alys rolled her eyes. “Where is she?”

James studied her for several seconds. She had mentioned something about her sister being devastated about Edward’s death. Perhaps she had been on her way to meet up with Regina for their wedding—not hers, as James previously assumed. Where her sibling was, though, he had no idea.

“I’m not acquainted with you or any of your family members.”

“I’m not in the mood for games, Bradford.” Her lips pursed up in displeasure. “Don’t make me hurt you. I’m well versed in all the areas to do the most damage to a person’s body.”

James rocked back on his heels. Both statements had him reeling. What order of woman was this standing before him? She threatened his person and didn’t have a clue who he was. This Bradford again—he hadn’t misheard her before—was clearly someone she didn’t like very much.

“My name is not Bradford.” He looked her up and down; trying to understand how a little slip of a woman could possibly do him any harm. “How do you propose to overpower me enough to impart any sort of damage to me?”

Her mouth fell open. Silence reigned throughout the room. James took advantage of her surprise and scooped her into his arms. Alys reached up quickly to wrap her arms around his neck, a reflex to catch her balance. “Put me down you big oaf,” she demanded.

“Wilson, fetch the doctor at once,” James bellowed. He switched his attention back to Alys and explained, “You require rest. The doctor left explicit directions. The maid I assigned to your room should not have allowed you to leave your bed, let alone get dressed and run around in your condition.”

James spun around and began to ascend the stairs once again. The lady was going back to her bed, whether she liked it or not. James sensed the harridan in his arms was about to give him hell for his high-handedness. It really was for her benefit. He’d deal with her wrath once he had her back in her bed.

“My condition?” She raised an eyebrow. “What condition is this? I can assure you I’m fine. Just a tad banged up.”

“Banged up?” James frowned. “You speak so strangely sometimes.”

“Kettle? Black? You’re acting out of character a bit.” She snorted. “Since when are you not Bradford? What are you going by today? Decided you needed a little change in your life?”

“I’ve never been, nor will I ever be, called Bradford.”

 

Now here are a few more teasers and some buy links:) Go grab your copy now! You won’t regret it. There are 9 fairy tale based stories waiting for you to get lost in them.

Amazon | BN | iTunes | Kobo

 

Giveaway

Have you ever wanted to be a Laird or a Lady? Well now here is your chance. Amanda Mariel and I are giving away a slate of Dunans castle that will make you one. Click here to enter.

Click here for more information on Dunans castle.

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Blog Hop Time!

HOW TO WIN A SIGNED COPY OF A TREASURED LILY

First let me tell you a little about my Marsden series and then I will give yo the instructions on how to enter to win the signed print of A Treasured Lily.

My Marsden books were never meant to be a series. The first book A Flawed Jewel was my first book I ever wrote. One day out of the blue I got an idea on how I could write more in that world. That is when the idea of A Treasured Lily and A Sanguine Gem became real possibilities, but it wasn’t until I wrote the short story A Crystal Angel that the other two books became a possibility. It was in that story that readers met Liam’s best friend, Noah. He was a mere 14 years old in that story but he left an impression and a need to know more. You see Noah in Liam’s book, as well as, his own, and his brother-in-law, Damian’s book.

Here is a list of reading order:

1-A Flawed Jewel (Pia and Thor)

1.5-A Crystal Angel (Pia and Thor, along with Lily, Liam, and Noah)

2-A Treasured Lily (Lily and Rand)

3-A Sanguine Gem (Gemma and Liam)

4-A Hidden Ruby (Rubina and Noah)

5-A Discarded Pearl (Pearla and Damian)

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The fourth book, A Hidden Ruby, and Noah’s story is my newest release. You can find it here:

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iTunes: hyperurl.co/okvub5
Kobo: hyperurl.co/f3njqm

 

 

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The final, and fifth book, A Discarded Pearl is now available for preorder. It is scheduled to release on March 15. You can find it here:

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iTunes: hyperurl.co/qoa8xu
Kobo: hyperurl.co/b0pmhh

 

 

Now I know you want to learn more about how to enter to win a signed copy of A Treasured Lily. Here is some information on Lily and Rand and then I will give you some directions.

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What Lilliana Marsden wants—she gets. The thing she believes she desires most is to live in Charleston on a plantation. Her problem? Parents who refuse to listen to her. Lily decides to make her wishes come true and who better than a handsome American ship captain to help her.
Randall Collins finds Lilliana bewitching and quickly falls under her spell. When she asks if he can take her with him on his next voyage he finds himself agreeing—for a tiny fee. A kiss as payment and he’ll take her anywhere she wants.

As they set sail sparks fly between them. Will Lily find something more desirable than owning a plantation and can Rand convince her he’s the better choice?

Now for the contest! We are going to have a mini scavenger hunt! Here are the directions.

  1. Find ALL the answers. Then email them to authordawnbrower@gmail.com. DO NOT post the answers in the comment on this blog post.
  2. Go to Goodreads (add any or my books you find interesting to your tbr list or follow me if you want to) (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23701228-a-treasured-lily) Tell me the name of the reviewer that said: “Heart-stopping Charming Historical Romance!”
  3. Go to my website (consider joining my mailing list) (http://www.authordawnbrower.com/excerpts.html)  Read the excerpt for A Hidden Ruby. Tell me what alcoholic beverage Noah had been drinking prior to his wedding.
  4. Go to this blogpost (https://dawnbrower.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/once-upon-a-regency-searching-for-my-rogue/) Read the excerpt for Searching for My Rogue. Alys asks James if he still believes love is for fools. He says he does. What does she say love really is? (give the full dialogue quote)
  5. Go to my facebook page (follow me if you haven’t)(https://www.facebook.com/DawnMarieBrower/) Tell me what book is in the pinned post at the top of my page (not the banner).
  6. Comment on this blog post which one of my books you like the most (and why) or are looking forward to after you emailed me your answers to the mini scavenger hunt.

Remember to email your answers to authordawnbrower@gmail.com. I will pick a winner on January 8th.

Now visit the next stop on the tour…Kathryn Le Veque 

All Books are BOOKS

I went to review a book recently that I loved. While I was there another review caught my attention. It said at the top this is not a book–it is a short story. Now let’s stop right there and think about that statement. What makes a book a book.

Simply putting words together and creating a story makes it a book.

That might be a little over simplified. Let me explain in depth. There are different lengths to stories, but all stories can be considered a book.

Example: Would you consider a children’s book NOT a book just because in a sense it is a short story? So I should not have paid over $10 for To Give a Mouse a Cookie for my children because that is not a book? Then why are they called children’s BOOKS?

Let me break things down more clear to you. Don’t say something is NOT a BOOK when it is in fact A BOOK. If you want to use proper terminology say it is not a NOVEL. Be careful even then. Did the author claim it was a novel? Then maybe (big maybe) you can bash them for it. However did they say it was a book?  (cause that is safe–because let me repeat ALL BOOKS ARE BOOKS) Look at it depth. What kind of book was it? (and I don’t mean genre) then stop and think about what you write in your review.

If you don’t think it is a book well what is it then? Why don’t you really believe it was a book? Let me give you something else to think about…

Here are some terms for you to consider (and these are general guidelines)

Novelette: This is actually more of the short story. It runs between 10-80 pages depending on the structure of the book and word count. (Generally between 2,ooo-24,999 words)

Novella: is longer than a novelette (duh right?) but shorter than a novel. This is anywhere between 80-180 pages depending on word count and page structure. (Generally between 25,000-49,999 words.)

Novel: This is where people seem to get confused. This is what they consider to be a “book”. Novels are full-length and anywhere between 150 to any page above that you can think of. Some consider the novel to start at around 50,00o words and above (what is termed a short novel).

There are a multitude of terms you could use to describe a story, but never ever say it is NOT a book. If it is published, has words, and cover art it is safe to say it IS a book. It is the type of book that you need to label it as (again not genre).

Please don’t insult an author and tell them their work isn’t a book.

 

Happy Holidays! Free eBook

I have a special gift for my readers. I wrote a scene (from behind the scenes ) from Cowgirl Fever. This is something in Tori’s POV and she explained briefly to Ginnifer. I have had some readers request to be shown what happened to Tori when Wes “practiced his Indiana Jones technique” on her and she got covered in manure. So now you can get and inside look!

I give you Dirty Proof a free Novak Springs short story (I labeled in 1.5 since it is during Cowgirl Fever and before Wes and Tori’s book Unbridled Pursuit

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You can get your free copy today at All Romance in any format you desire (Mobi/Kindle, PDF, or ePub). Check next week on iBooks, Barnes and Noble, or Kobo. Since it is Christmas they will be slower to appear.

 

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Also if you haven’t gotten my newest release A Hidden Ruby it is now available. Here are some links:

Amazon: hyperurl.co/81tbzv
BN: hyperurl.co/f4dvjq
iTunes: hyperurl.co/okvub5
Kobo: hyperurl.co/f3njqm

 

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The final Marsden book, A Discarded Pearl is available for Preorder. It is scheduled to release on March 15. Here are some links if you’d like to get a copy:

Amazon: hyperurl.co/1s66t5
BN: http://goo.gl/5XKI8C
iTunes: hyperurl.co/qoa8xu
Kobo: hyperurl.co/b0pmhh