Monday, June 29, 2015

Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity--Now Available!

Considering the idea and cover for this book was conceived about two years ago, it has felt like a long time coming. But I'm thrilled to announce that it's finally HERE. This series has been really fun to create and write, so thanks for sticking around! I hope you enjoy! 

Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity

Home for the summer, Samantha Kinsey is ready to step into her role as pseudo-nanny for her two favorite charges. But when she realizes she'll be playing chauffeur more than playmate, her summer outlook quickly turns from fun to bleak. That is, until she meets Colton McCoy—a genuine, hard-working cowboy, who's as set in his ways as he is handsome. Although he claims he doesn't need any spontaneity in his life, Sam’s determined to help him find it. But she'll soon discover that cowboys are about as easy to change as wild mustangs.

Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity is about an adaptable girl and a not so adaptable guy. It’s about learning to accept people for who they are and realizing that sometimes who they are is exactly who they should be.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Announcing . . . The Power of the Matchmaker


I'm so excited to finally be able to make an announcement about this project. It has been in the works for nearly a year now, but now that it's getting closer to release, we're ready to start spreading the word. 

The series will kick-off in November with the release of Power of the Matchmaker--the story of The Matchmaker and how she came to be. Then, beginning January 2016, one book will be released every month for the entire year. 12 full-length novels by 12 bestselling authors in 12 monthsAll with one character in common: The Matchmaker.

We have twelve wonderful writers on board, and It's going to be fun!

(Be sure to check back in September for the cover reveals of all twelve books!)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Meltdown Match Now Available as a Stand-Alone

A little over two years ago The Meltdown Match was published in the Timeless Romance Anthology: Summer Wedding Collection. I'm excited to announce that it's now available as a stand-alone book. You can find it on Amazon in ebook and paperback formats and will be available as an audiobook by the end of July.

Description:

Courtney Spaulding spends each summer in her hometown of Heimel, Alaska, to find inspiration for her next novel. But when she runs into former high school friend, Mitch Winters, and they both win a traditional dating contest called The Meltdown Match, Courtney discovers that leaving her hometown at the end of the summer might not be so easy this time.


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity Now Available for Preorder!

Very happy to announce that the final book in the Meet Your Match series is now available for preorder on Amazon!


Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity
Release date: June 29, 2015

Home for the summer, Samantha Kinsey is ready to step into her role as pseudo-nanny for her two favorite charges. But when she realizes she'll be playing chauffeur more than playmate, her summer outlook quickly turns from fun to bleak. That is, until she meets Colton McCoy—a genuine, hard-working cowboy, who's as set in his ways as he is handsome. Although he claims he doesn't need any spontaneity in his life, Sam’s determined to help him find it. But she'll soon discover that cowboys are about as easy to change as wild mustangs.

Stick in the Mud Meets Spontaneity is about an adaptable girl and a not so adaptable guy. It’s about learning to accept people for who they are and realizing that sometimes who they are is exactly who they should be.





Monday, December 15, 2014

Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined is HERE

Three things:

First, I'm so excited that book 2 in the Meet Your Match series is finally here! I owe so many people a huge debt of gratitude for being willing to listen to me talk through the plot and help me work so many things out. During this Christmas season, I'm feeling very grateful for good friends, understanding children, and a wonderful, supportive husband. Bless you all. This book has been made better because of them.

About Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined

For Noah Mackie, life is finally back on track. He has a great support system, a promised promotion is on its way, and he’s finally getting the hang of this single father thing. But when the job falls through and his neighbor’s matchmaking efforts become more aggressive, Noah is in for yet another unwanted detour. With his career and two spirited daughters to worry about, he doesn’t have time for dating—especially not someone like Cassie Ellis, his girls’ beautiful and sophisticated dance instructor, who is about as open and approachable as a brick wall. 

Rough around the Edges Meets Refined is about two people who think they know exactly what they want but who have no idea what they really need. It’s about learning that people aren’t always what they seem and that sometimes life’s detours take you exactly where you need to go. 


**The audiobook will be available in February.**

If you're interested in following the blog tour the amazing Kathy at I am a Reader has set up for this book, click HERE. Thank you Kathy!!!

Secondly, I'm also happy to announce that the audiobooks for Twist of Fate and Righting a Wrong will also be available in January and February. I'm thrilled with all three of the narrators I'm currently working with to produce the books. Here's hoping all the audiobook listeners will like them as well.

Lastly, I want to thank all of my wonderful readers for your support, encouragement, and good will. I couldn't do this without you. May you all . . .


Monday, December 8, 2014

Announcing the Swoony Awards


What Are the Swoony Awards?
The Swoony Awards were created to recognize excellence in clean fiction. There are so many books published every day and it can be hard to find the ones worth reading. We want to help recognize authors who write entertaining books that are wholesome. It’s our hope that each year we will help provide everyone with a great list of books to read and maybe introduce them to new authors.

What Are the Eligibility Requirements?
-Publication Year: Only books published during the current contest year may be nominated. To be fair to all books, contest dates will run from December 1, 2013 – November 31, 2014.
-Clean romance: No sex or closed door, low/mild innuendo. Only M/F romances.
-Language: None/mild, anything over a handful of profanity (especially the more offensive words) would not be considered clean.
-Violence: None/mild
-Other: Nothing overly dark, depressing or heavy subject matter

Novels, novellas and short stories are all eligible for nomination, no limits on page number. Any (clean) genre is eligible (i.e. contemporary, fantasy, mystery, historical, etc.).

Each voter is able to choose up to 100 books to vote on or nominate each contest year. There is no cap on the overall number of books nominated.

How Are Winners Selected?
We will be accepting entries throughout the year and the winners announced the first week in January. There are fifteen award categories (i.e. Best Novel of the Year, Best Historical, Best Contemporary, etc.). Winner’s will be announced via our blogs (Bookworm Nation, KJ’s Book Nook and Katie’s Clean Book Reviews) and through Goodreads Swoony Awards Group.

Since this is a reader’s choice award the winners are determined by a combination of the number of votes received and how high the voter rated the book and what rank the voter gave each book they voted for.

Who Are We?

Kathy 
Kathy (Bookworm Nation)
I've been hosting a book review blog, Bookworm Nation, for over five years. I love to read and review books. And of course, I love to discuss books! A few years ago I started the Goodreads group, Happily Ever After Book Club. It's through Goodreads that I met Katie, Kathy Jo and Heidi and while discussing our love of books one day we thought it'd be fun to host our own Reader's Choice award. We're excited to introduce the Swoony's this year, it's going really well and we look forward to hosting it for years to come. 
Contact Info for Kathy:
Twitter: @bookwormnation
Kathy Jo 
Kathy Jo (KJ's Book Nook)
This may come as a shocker but I have NOT always been a little bookworm. In fact growing up I was not the kid you saw jumping at the chance to read. I was the one that just did it to make my teachers happy. That silent reading time during school?! Yeah.. I was the kid napping! ;) About 12 years ago someone loaned me a book and said I just HAD to read it. I took it just to get them off my back and much to my surprise I could NOT put it down! And from then on I would read... but only that one author. I refused to read anything else! It wasn't until 2009 when 2 of my favorite people introduced me to the Twilight Series that I actually started branching out. And ever since then I haven't been able to STOP reading! ;) About 5 months ago I decided to start a book blog and I have been loving it! I get to be another voice for all the amazing authors that I love! How cool is that?! And of course through my adventures in reading I have been able to meet some amazing women who love books just as much as, if not more than, me! I love chatting with them about all the books we read! We have become such great friends that at times I forget that I've never really met them in person! Books just have a way of bringing people together! My reading choices vary... I love a lot of different genres.With that said... I am not ashamed to admit that I am a romantic and I love fluff! As long as it's clean and has a HEA, I'll definitely give it a try! Any book that gives me a break from reality and puts a smile on my face is definitely a book for me!   
Contact Info for Kathy Jo:
Email: kjsbooknook@gmail.com
Blog: kjsbooknook.blogspot.com 
Twitter: @kjincali

Katie Watkins 
Katie (Katie's Clean Book Collection)
I started blogging about a year and a half ago. I've always loved to read and talk about books--it's my obsession. The first book I learned to read on my own was Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham. I love a lot of different genres, but my favorite is clean romance, which is perfect for the Swoony's! I've had a blast meeting new friends who enjoy the same types of books that I do.

Contact Info for Katie:
Email: lilacqueen75@gmail.com
Twitter: @lilacqueen75
Blog: www.katiescleanbookcollection.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/katiescleanbookcollection

Heidi 
Heidi 
I'm a mother of four amazing kids and married to my own Prince Charming. I love to read, kiss my handsome Prince, bake, run (because I love to bake), ride horses, play sports, and spend time with my little family. I first fell in love with reading at a very young age because of my sweet grandmother who always took the time to read me my favorite books over and over again. She could never tell me no. My wonderful mother is also entirely addicted to reading and we love to "talk books" late into the night....and plot how we are going to buy more. :) I adore clean, happily ever after books, and I've loved getting to know so many other women who do as well. Who knew books would be the reason I would meet some of the dearest people in the world?! 
Contact Info for Heidi:
Email: curlyhide9@hotmail.com

Note to Authors:
If you’ve written a book that matches the above criteria fill free to nominate it for a Swoony! Don’t be afraid to promote the award or to let your fans know your book is up and that it needs votes. We are doing some promoting, but sometimes a Facebook, Twitter or blog post directly from the author is the best way to let your fan base know your book has been nominated. Only books with a minimum of THREE votes will be added to the official nomination list found on the Goodreads Swoony Awards group page. Winners will be announced January 2015.

To stay up to date on voting and nominations, please join our Goodreads Swoony Awards group page!

Note to Readers:
If you’ve read a book this year that you think is awesome…VOTE! This is a great way to let authors know you appreciate all that hard work. You can vote for up to 100 books on the list. We’ve also learned that the order you rank the books you vote on does affect the overall score of the book. So take a minute and make sure you have your books in the order you want them. Invite your friends to vote! Voting ends December 31, 2014.

The 2014 Swoony Awards is now accepting nominations and votes for your favorite books of the year. Polls will be open until December 31, 2014. 

Join us on Facebook and Twitter.

As a thank you for making the Swoony Awards a success,
we'd like to offer an Amazon gift card! The winner will
have 48 hours to claim the prize. Only valid
where Amazon gift cards may be used. You must
be 13 or older to enter.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Bookmarked Bargains Ebook Sale!

Huge online Ebook Sale. FOUR DAYS ONLY Great prices from great authors! This is the perfect opportunity to stock on some good reading for those cold winter months. This event only happens twice a year, so stock up on your favorite books while you can. Click here to go to the Bookmarked Bargains site.
(Be sure to check out all the genres to find all those reading gems)
Then AFTER you shop to your heart's content, scroll to the bottom of ANY Bookmarked Bargains Page and fill out the Rafflecopter to sign up for our monthly Bookmarked Reader’s Newsletter containing new releases and bargain prices from our beloved authors at Indie Author Hub. Your information will always remain confidential. All names collected will be entered to win a Reader's Party Pack shipped right to your door.
Reader’s Party Pack: $160 value. Designed for readers. Everything a reader needs to enjoy a
good book--blankets, hot cocoa, and more!
Of course, you don't need to purchase any of the listed books in order to be eligible to win, but you might as well because they're awesome.
There's something on this list for everyone to enjoy, so let's get right to it! *Be sure to check the price of the book before you download so you know you're getting the sale price.*
Who's Who and What's What in Each Category:
(Use links below or use the tabs above to find your favorite books and authors)
Below are all the genres and participating authors. ROMANTIC COMEDY Marie Higgins, Jo Noelle INSPIRATIONAL FICTION (LDS/ CHRISTIAN) Stacy Lynn Carroll, Alivia Anderson, Vicki Hunt Budge, Maria Hoagland, Daniel Coleman CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Donna K Weaver, Rachael Anderson, Rachel Ann Nunes, Rebecca Talley, Stephanie Fowers, Cami Checketts, LuAnn Staheli, Taylor Hart, Heather Justesen, Heather Tullis, Shannon Guymon, Lisa Swinton, Heather Moore NONFICTION Christy Dorrity, Valerie Steimle, FANTASY/ SCI FI Andrea Pearson, Katie Lee O'Guinn, Stephanie Fowers, Susan Tietjen, Theresa Sneed GENERAL FICTION Tara C. Allred YOUNG ADULT/ YA ROMANCE J. Loyd Morgan, Cindy M. Hogan, Jo Noelle, Tamara Hart Heiner, Janette Rallison HISTORICAL ROMANCE Nichole Van, Joyce DiPastena, Marsha Ward, Marie Higgins, Tina Scott MIDDLE GRADE Monique Bucheger YA FANTASY J. Lloyd Morgan Christy Dorrity Daniel Coleman ROMANTIC SUSPENSE Donna K. Weaver, Cami Checketts, Rachel Ann Nunes, Theresa Sneed, Kathleen Marks, Christy Barritt, Julie Coulter Bellon, Tanya Parker Mills CHILDREN R. K. Hinrichsen **Be sure to check the price of the book before you download so you know you're getting the sale price.*