Monday, December 29, 2014

Christmas Wonder Giveaway Hop



Celebrate the Wonder of the Season!
Visit all of the blogs to see what they love most about the season
and which books have made their Christmas wish lists! There's a giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!


What I love the most about the holiday season is spending time with friends and family!

A few of the books on my Christmas List:






Enter my giveaway and you could win
an autographed copy of 
Forever Christmas,
handmade key chain, and signed bookmark of 
Christmas Reflections






GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY~$100 GIFT CARD

Monday, December 22, 2014

A Sweet Treat

Ready or not the Christmas Season has descended upon us. If you dare to venture into a mall or to the main street of town, you are sure to be swallowed up by the hordes of frantic shoppers scurrying from store to store in desperate search of the perfect gift for those left on their lists. Sometimes amidst all the planning and preparation the true meaning of the season gets lost in all the hubbub. Christmas is a time of celebration and reflection. A time to take a break from the craziness of our everyday lives and enjoy a moment with the ones we love. 

Of course it wouldn’t be Christmas without all those yummy holiday cookies. You can get your fill in Candy Cane Kisses, by Elle Rush. Thumbprints, gingerbread, sugar cookies, the list goes on and on. 

My favorite treat is Baklawa. Biting into the nutty, crunchy, gooey treat, is like a slice of nirvana. It transports me back to my childhood. My mom in the kitchen grinding the walnuts and carefully placing the pastry sheets, one on top of the next as she buttered each and every one. To me this is the meaning of Christmas, the memories we cherish and ones we have yet to experience. 




I hope you will take the time to enjoy your own treasured memories.
As the song goes…
love the ones you’re with. 


 Our small treat to you are our books Christmas Reflections and Candy Cane Kisses, books 1 and 4 of Forever Christmas are FREE today and tomorrow, December 22 and 23.







Immerse yourself in the spirit of the holidays!!! 



CONGRATULATIONS Robin Driscoll! You are the winner of our giveaway!!







We are including an awesome giveaway so be sure to enter and tell your friends! 





An autographed copy of Forever Christmas, signed by all four of the authors, plus each of us will add little swag. I have added a signed bookmark of Christmas Reflections along with a handmade bookmark.


To enter~
Download both free books and copy and paste your receipt number. If you have already purchased one or both books, then you will need to tag a person and that person must download both books and paste their receipt. Both you and your friend are then entered and you will have 2 entries. 
Please paste all entires below in my comment section.
Winner will be chosen by Random.

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop





Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Welcome to the Winter Warm-Up Blog Hop!


My winner of this hop is:
the.girl.and.the.book at gmail dot com

Congratulations Ann!
Your $10 Amazon Card has been sent!!


Tis the season of love... Snuggling with your sweetie next to a roaring fire while sipping your favorite drink.



Each stop is offering a prize!
Grand Prize is a $75 Amazon Gift Card! 
So make sure to stop by each stop and enter the giveaways.


I'm giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card. 
All you have to do to enter is tell me what one thing you enjoy most about the holiday. 

Leave you answer in the comment section, along with your email address. 
One lucky winner will be drawn from Random.

And don't forget to enter the Grand Prize Rafflecopter!!



The Grand Prize Rafflecopter Box is below -one entry per person, please.



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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Josey's Christmas Cookie Blog Tour





JOSEY’S CHRISTMAS COOKIE BLOG TOUR

BY SHARON KLEVE






FIVE STAR REVIEW

5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovable Story!

By Debby Lee


I loved this heartwarming Christmas story.
Josey was a workaholic who spent all her spare time at the office in order to cope with the tragic loss of her parents and being jilted by her fiance. I really felt for her.
Clint was a handsome veterinarian Josey met at an animal rescue event who helped her buy a large slobbering dog named Cookie. Clint handled the animals with professionalism, sincerity, and great care.
The two Morning Dove's in the story, Harry and Beatrice, were desperate to see Josey and Clint get together in time for Christmas.
If you enjoy sweet plots, whimsical animal themes, and stories that make you go "aaawww" this one's for you.
Highly entertaining, highly recommended!




BLURB:

In the blink of an eye, Josey lost the most important people in her life, her parents.

Can a hound dog named Cookie, a pair of mourning doves, and a passionate vet bring the holiday spirit back to Josey's life in time for Christmas?


EXCERPT:

As I stared at the pathetic dog in his diaper, I realized no one wanted the dog, they were just gawking at him. The sign said his name was Cookie, part Basset Hound and part Redbone Coonhound. I didn’t know anything about either breed. I did know he was very large and he was slobbering everywhere and he should have a diaper around his neck. I turned to continue my search and a felt a tug on my pant leg. I looked down and Cookie had a hold of my jeans. When our eyes met, Cookie's eyes twinkled, just like Clint's.


A glob of drool hit the top of my shoe. He let go of my pant leg and licked the goo off my shoe. I wanted to say, "gross," but instead I said, "thank you." I was hooked. His fur was a reddish brown and soft as silk. Not caring about drool or dog hair, I sat down on the floor next to Cookie, wrapped my arms around his neck, and finally felt at peace.


Another glob of drool hit the floor next to my butt. He looked sad, like that was a deal breaker and I'd leave him behind. I looked Cookie in his sad eyes and laughed. He pulled back his goofy lips and smiled back.


That's when I heard Clint's voice, "Well Josey, it looks like you found your soul mate."


He laughed, but not at my expense.

ABOUT SHARON KLEVE:

Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.

Sharon is a multi-published author of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deservewith a few bumps and bruises along the way.

One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.

When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.


CONTACT SHARON HERE:


















GRAND PRIZES


(1) $5.00 gift card

(2) Audio books or (2) eBook copies. Winner’s choice


Friday, December 5, 2014

Places To See Collection


FREE ~ DECEMBER 5 through 7
PLACES TO SEE

~Click on the book in the left column to take you directly to download~

Together for the first time - All five stories in the best-selling sweet romance series, Places to See.
 
When you make a promise... you have to keep it. 

The Empress of Ireland - Jennifer Conner 

Laila Byrne made a final promise to her friend. She will travel more and work less. After sticking a pin in a map of the world, she heads off to Ireland. Laila's trip doesn't work out as planned, but the mix-up results in a chance encounter with a handsome Irishman, Alasdair.

Alasdair spends all his waking hours trying to figure out how to keep his family’s century old pub, The Empress of Ireland, open for business. He doesn’t have time for anything. But when the lovely American comes across his path, will he find time? Once you come to Ireland, you may never leave. 

Island Bride - Danica Winters
 
Wedding planner to the rich and famous, Amy Oliver isn't the kind of woman to take a break even when on a vacation. No, business first and then comes pleasure-or maybe not-she’d have to check her schedule. 

The only solace Amy ever finds comes from the pages of books and her friends within her book club, but when they lose one of their members they decide to check traveling off of their bucket lists. When Amy selects to take a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to New Zealand, she finds herself using the trip to put her career first. But when life gets in the way of her work, she is forced to decide whether to follow the path of least resistance or forge a new path--a path that may lead to heartache as easily as love. What is a driven woman to do? 

Love is in the Air - Sharon Kleve 

Sophie Grant made a promise to her friend. She loves the comfort of her book store and has no desire what-so-ever to go on an adventure—not when she can read about them every day in a book.But a promise is a promise. After sticking a pin in a map she heads off to the Colorado Rockies. 

High in the Colorado Rockies, world renowned photographer Jonas Hansen is healing from a personal loss. Will Sophie’s kind nature,love of photography, and beautiful smile make Jonas whole again? 

Uncharted Love - Joanne Jaytanie 

Nine years ago, Ellie’s now ex-boyfriend was the finance manager of her publishing house. He drained all her bank accounts and disappeared. Since that time, she has not made any effort to pursue a new relationship or even date. Her life revolves around her growing business and small group of women friends, who are all single, about the same age, have no kids, and are driven to succeed in their careers.

Jax’s one serious attempt at love ended in disaster. While stationed on a destroyer and out to sea, his fiancĂ©e fell in love with his childhood friend. They emptied his house and his bank account never to be seen again. From that day forward his promised himself that he would maintain course and follow his charted life plan. 

To fulfill a promise to a dead friend, Ellie books a cruise aboard Jax’s ship. They are thrown together after someone breaks into Ellie’s stateroom and steals her ring and family heirloom. Can a small town girl and a globe-trotter find common ground and discover their uncharted love? 

Chasing Dreams of Love - Kathie & Ed Hayes 

Meg Winslow and Joe Henley are unknowingly set up by their matchmaking daughters. Meg’s in San Francisco to see her daughter at Stanford and fulfill a promise to a friend. Joe’s a detective with the SFPD. Their individual daughters don’t want them disturbing their own plans to get rowdy and have fun at their Homecoming festivities, so the girls plan an adult version scavenger hunt to keep their parent out of their business, and play matchmakers. Little do the girls know, their parents are onto them, but plan to see what fun their daughters created for them.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Angela Ford’s 2014 Holiday Hop – December 1st – 15th

Angela Ford’s 2014 Holiday Hop – December 1st – 15th

2014 Holiday Hop Authors – Our readers are most important to us! We are celebrating by giving away a Kindle and a $25 Gift Card. Please stop by and visit the authors listed below for more giveaways. Happy Hopping!

                       
Here is the direct link for the giveaway raffle http://is.gd/jL5sYV
The raffle directs the entrants to a Pinterest Board called Angela Ford’s 2014 Holiday Hop of Favorite Christmas Stories – each entrant can PIN to WIN! By pinning a picture of their favorite Christmas movie or book to the board and enter their name in the description. Here is the link for the pinterest board. 

Happy Hopping & Happy Holidays! 



Thank you for stopping by!

I am giving away an ebook copy of 

FOREVER CHRISTMAS

Leave your name in my comment section

 below and you will be entered to win!











Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Gifts of Love Blog Hop




Celebrate the Wonder of the Holiday Season! Visit all of the blogs and answer this question,   "What is your favorite Christmas Movie?" 
There's a giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!



Thank you for stopping by~

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the holidays.
make sure to pick up some Christmas stories
and soak up the season.


Enter my Rafflecopter below and you will have a chance to win an autographed copy of 
Christmas Reflections,
handmade bookmark and signed bookmark


Make sure to enter both giveaways!
The second one is for a chance to win a Grand Prize!



GRANDE PRIZE: (Four) $25.00 Amazon Gift Cards!
$25.00 donated by Jennifer Conner
$25.00 donated by Sharon Kleve
$25.00 donated by Joanne Jaytanie

$25.00 donated by Angela Ford



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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Reflections ~FREE TODAY~



Pick up your FREE eBook copy of 
CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS
TODAY ONLY!!

As a teenager Juliet Swanson couldn’t wait to get out of her home town of Glenville, WA and move to the big city. She moved to California to attend college, and then went to work for a large corporation. It didn’t take her long to realize that clawing her way up the ladder at others expense wasn’t the life she wanted. She moved back to her home town, fell in love with the ‘family feel’ of living there, and has a close knit group of girlfriends she shares everything with. Now if she could only find a way to make her dream career a reality she would have it all, except for Mr. Right.

Colton Weatherly is a city guy who eats and breaths his career as a project manager for an acquisitions corporation. He is assigned to acquire the Glenville Ski Resort, along with the Schwartz Christmas Tree Farm. By his estimation it will be an easy close, and he plans to wrap it up in one short weekend. What he didn’t plan on was butting heads with Juliet, who is not the average ‘local girl.’

Reflecting on one’s life can sometimes lead to discovering a path you never knew existed.


Click on 
Christmas Reflections
 on the left side bar to download






Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Howloween Blog Hop

It's the season of ghosts, goblins, shifters, and romance!


If you love Howloween and Romance, this blog hop is for you!! 





Who is your favorite paranormal creature?

Enter my giveaway below and you could win an eBook copy of 
Payton's Pursuit
Book #2 of The Winters Sisters series

And don't forget to enter the Grand Prize giveaway...
$50 Amazon Gift Card
















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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Love List Blog Tour Giveaway



Building Up To Love ~ Book #4 of The Love List
is FREE!
October 16 through October 18!!
 Download your copy now!


http://www.amazon.com/Building-Love-List-Book-ebook/dp/B00NUFAPZ2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1413354094&sr=1-1&keywords=building+up+to+love


Thank you for Joining The Love List Blog Tour Oct 15th-30th



The Love List Series Books 1- 4


Single, successful and lonely in a small town. Would you let your girlfriends choose your man?

Tegan, Chloe, Becca and Laura do in The Love List.


When you're part of The Love List you never know who you will end up with.


Love Uncorked (The Love List Book 1)

Tegan Taylor is the owner of the Que Syrah Syrah wine shop in Vine grove, the heart of wine country. After her plan of starting a book club to meet single, local men falls flat, her new found friends come up with The Love List. Each dropped a name of a nice guy their friends may like but just not a guy they'd date. Or think of romantically.
Tegan chooses Richard. After one disastrous meeting with him, Tegan wonders if The Love List isn't a terrible idea.

Richard’s a jerk. But, when handsome Australian cowboy, August, shows up, things may take a turn.

Read book one in the Love List Series as Tegan, Chloe, Laura and Becca try to find love in a small town.




You can find Jennifer Conner here:








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Love Found Me (The Love List Book 2)

When it’s Chloe Miles turn to pick a name out of The Love List she didn’t expect to find true love. She just wanted to go on a date with a nice, available guy. Not one who drank too much, or was unemployed and wanted to stay that way. Or especially one who didn’t know what monogamy means.

Mitch Brodin didn’t know his heart was in the hands of The Love List. His Fate was set the moment he set foot into Roy's Pet Rescues looking for advice on how to care for new born kittens.

Chloe is vivacious, unpredictable, and tons of fun, while he is methodical, predictable, and well… cynical. He surely hadn’t planned on falling in love. But that’s what you get when you’re not looking for love.




You can find Sharon Kleve here:













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Blind Tasting (The Love List Book 3)


Dr. Rebecca Miller is devastated over her fiancé's affair...with her best friend. Country charm is the best medicine. Along with a good friend and a bottle of wine.
In the heart of wine country, four friends spice up their book club and create The Love List. Love is the last thing on Becca's mind until she's matched with Chase Tanner.

Chase discovers the love list and believes to be fooled. Can Becca convince him she really does love him?







You can find Angela Ford here:






Twitter @AngelaFord67




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Building up to Love (The Love List Book 4)


Story 4 in the best-selling series, The Love List from some of your favorite sweet romance authors.

A small town can be a friendly place to call home and an impossible place to find a date. A shop owner starts a singles-mingle but only has three attendees—not a single man in sight. The women continue to meet, and change their name to The Love List. Each write names of single men and drop them into a basket. The Love List seems a success as each of the women finds their true love, except Laura. She is certain the basket is cursed.

Travis Jerome is new to town. He jumps at the chance to work on Laura’s B&B remodel, to once again have the feel of a hammer in his hand. For something to last a lifetime it must start with a strong foundation and build up from there.





You can find Joanne Jaytanie here:







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Each author will give away a $25.00 gift card at the end of the tour.









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Blog Tour Stops




Books To Go Now  Oct 15th





Book Pimpers  Oct 15th


Girl With Pen  Oct 16th


M.S. Spenser  Oct 17th



Free To Be Me  Oct 17th



Romance Junkies  Oct 19th

Triple A  Oct 20th




Ella Medler  Oct 22nd




Write Stuff  Oct 24th


Book Flirts  Oct 25th

Jackie Marilla  Oct 26th



My Book Fairy  Oct 28th



Traveling Cats  Oct 30th