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Books at the Beach Giveaway and Book Fair

A Romance Reader’s Dream Summer Giveaway

Beautiful woman from back with white hat reads kindle and holds a hat

How many books do you read over the average summer? Could you read 80? Because that’s how many ebooks one lucky winner will walk away with in the Books at the Beach Giveaway, including the latest titles from Nora Roberts, Catherine Bybee, Debbie Macomber, and Gena Showalter, plus dozens more. You could also win one of two runner-up $25 Amazon gift cards.

Books at the Beach Giveaway & Book Fair
June 19-30

(Sponsored by the 54 authors listed below)

Alina K. Field • Allyson Lindt • Amy L Gale • Anna Durand • Astrid Arditi • Barbara Lohe • Beverley Oakley • Bianca D’Arc • C. A. King • C.E. Wilson • Carmen Fox • Casi McLean • Catherine Kean • Chloe Flowers • Christa Paige • Constance Phillips • Cynthia Clement • Danica Favorite • Debbie White • Denise Jaden • Dianne Venetta • Elizabeth Rose • Gayle Parness • Helen Scott • Jacqueline Diamond • Jina Bacarr • Josie Riviera • Judith Keim • Karen • Michelle Nutt • Katherine Lowry Logan • Kris Michaels • Kristina Knight • Kristy Tate • Margaret Locke • Mari Carr • Naomi Bellina • PG Forte • Quinn • Raine English • Regan Walker • Sheila Seabrook • Shelique Lize • Soraya Naomi
Stacy Gold • Stella Marie Alden • Stephanie Julian • Stephanie Queen • Sydney Aaliyah Michelle • Sylvia Hubbard • Tamara Ferguson • Tena Stetler • Traci Douglass • Vicki Crum
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And while you’re at it, shop our awesome summer book fair with over 50 fantastic romance titles for you to choose from.


Six of my favorite Father’s Day Quotes

Happy Father’s Day! Today I’m sharing six of my favorite Father’s Day quotes:

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
– Jim Valvano

The greatest thing a FATHER can do to his children, is to love their mother.
– Anjaneth Garcia Untalan

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
– Pope John XXIII

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
– Sigmund Freud

A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be
– unknown

Dad – Ask him when Mom says no.
– Unknown

Do you have a favorite Father’s Day quote? Please share your comments below.

And, if you haven’t picked up your copy of A Snowy White Christmas, the story of a father who didn’t know he had a daughter, pick up your copy at Kindle Unlimited today!

Oh Danny Boy

I am so thrilled to announce that my sweet contemporary romance, Oh Danny Boy, is available at the special pre-order price of $2.99, or free on Kindle Unlimited!

Here’s a short excerpt:


“Seamus, don’t jump!” Clara Donovan heard her own cries, the shouts resounding through the misty night air. She raced across the sidewalk toward Farthing Bridge, her gaze riveted on a horror she didn’t want to believe. Her older brother Seamus sat on the edge of a tall bridge with his head slumped in his hands, a bottle of whiskey beside him. The arched stone bridge spanned the River Farthing, connecting the town to a once-popular marketplace.

No. It couldn’t be. Her breath burned in her chest as she took in gulps of dampness and drizzle. Don’t stop. Run faster.

When she reached the bridge, she elbowed through a group of late-night revelers. Several pointed up at Seamus.

“He’s off the rails!” someone shouted.

Her brother seemed unaware of the gathering crowd. He swung his legs back and forth like an underwound metronome and stared into the ice-cold river below.
She shook off the image of him on her living room floor several days earlier. He’d been passed out drunk. Should she have phoned a treatment center? No. She could fix her brother’s problems. He simply needed encouragement, surrounded by his loving, supportive family.

Seamus. Gentle Seamus. Kind and fiery-haired, quick to temper, quicker to make amends. Her heart squeezed at the scruffy, dejected man he’d become since his wife had died.

Clara put her hands on her knees and took in calm, even breaths. Quickly, she assessed the corroded pedestrian catwalk leading to the top of the bridge, the skull and crossbones sign that warned Danger.

She stared upward at her sweet brother. “Dear saints in heaven, Seamus,” she whispered. “You promised me that you’d never drink again.”

She stuffed her wool gloves into her jacket pockets and bent to lace her weatherproof boots tighter. There was no time to dash around the river to the street that crossed the bridge, and she certainly wouldn’t ask anyone in the crowd to lend a hand.

She yanked off the “Danger” sign and threw it to the ground. That pressing feeling in her chest, like she was running out of air, slowed her movements. Dragging in another breath, she grasped the slippery wet handrails and stepped onto the bottom rung of the catwalk.

“Missus, are you trained for this?” a man from the crowd inquired.
She glanced around. The man stood a hairsbreadth away. He was tall with piercing blue eyes and carried a guitar case. His dark brown hair had a reddish tinge and his navy wool jacket strained against his athletic form.

I hope this book will transport you to the beautiful countryside of Ireland.

Happy Reading!

Oh Danny Boy

Hug Your Cat Day!

Today is Hug Your Cat Day. (yes, really!) Sorry, dog lovers!

If you’re a cat lover, this is your day. However, your cat may only allow a brief hug, so make it quick!

And, June is “Adopt a Cat Month”, so if you don’t have a cat, you can quickly correct this!

Are you a dog person or a cat person? Leave your comments below.

Exciting news!

My sweet contemporary romance novel, OH DANNY BOY, is on pre-order at the special price of only $2.99! Snag your copy today and be transported to the beautiful country of Ireland.

Happy Reading!

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

What is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a day reserved for American soldiers who laid down their lives so that others may live a peaceful life. It’s a special day to pay tribute to the courage and love for our country that these American soldiers displayed.

So, how should we celebrate Memorial Day?
Remember your family members and loved ones by visiting cemeteries and placing flags and flowers.

What are some other ways you can celebrate Memorial Day?

Please leave your comments below.

One random winner will be selected to win a free audiobook of my Regency Inspirational Romance, Seeking Patience.

You Want to Lose 10 Pounds? (A Dave Barry post)

Today I’m sharing a chuckle-worthy post from the one and only, Dave Barry:

“You want to lose ten pounds but you don’t have a personal trainer like the celebrities do? Well, you will just have to rely on willpower. And of course you don’t HAVE any willpower.

If you did, you’d be doing stomach crunches right now, instead of reading this. But there you sit, limp-like, while the millions of fat cells in your thighs mate furiously and give birth to gigantic litters.”

LOL! Hope you enjoyed this fun post. Please share your healthy eating tips in the comments below.

One random lucky winner will be randomly chosen to win a free audiobook of I Love You More, my sweet romance novella.

Check back tomorrow for winner announcement!

Happy Mother’s Day! (and exciting book news)

Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated annually in more than 150 countries, although it is celebrated on different dates. This day is a tribute to all mothers and motherhood.

The first Mother’s Day was celebrated in Grafton, West Virginia, in 1908. Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis. Anna began a campaign to make Mother’s Day a national holiday, and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.

And…in exciting book news…if you haven’t yet nominated
OH DANNY BOY for the Kindle Scout program, you can nominate the book at the link below. No purchase necessary. And, if selected, you’ll receive the copy absolute free! No purchase necessary!

#KindleScout #contemporaryromance

Please nominate OH DANNY BOY and if selected, receive a free copy.

Many thanks and Happy Reading!

It’s National Honesty Day!

Here’s a brief history on how this day came about:

M. Hirsh Goldberg of Maryland started this holiday in the 1990’s because he was writing a book: The Book of Lies: Fibs, Tales, Schemes, Scams, Fakes, and Frauds That Have Changed the Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives.

His concept for this day was to ask questions without ulterior motives, and expect answers of brutal honesty. In the process, he hoped to heal wounds and create clear communication, thus allowing a better understanding in our relationships. Also remember that being honest begins with being honest with yourself.

How can we celebrate Honesty Day?

Well, let’s be honest! Use this time to lift burdensome secrets from your shoulders in an honest, forthright fashion. We can also discuss any dishonesty within our workplace, as well as with our family and friends.

Will you be observing National Honesty Day?
Please share in the comments below. One lucky random winner will be selected to win a free audible copy of Seeking Patience, my Regency Inspirational Romance. Be sure to check back on Monday for winner announcement.

Just for fun…”Ask Mr. Language Person.”

Today I’m sharing a very funny post by one of my favorite authors, Dave Barry. I hope you will share this laugh with me.

“Question: In the song, “I Shot the Sheriff,” how come the singer keeps loudly announcing that he shot the sheriff, but he did NOT shoot the deputy? Is he in some weird municipality where it’s a serious criminal offense to shoot a deputy, but if you shoot the actual sheriff, hey, no problem?

Answer: Your question is very important to us.”

LOL! For those of us who are old enough to remember this song, we can’t help but smile. 🙂

Do you have a favorite humor columnist, or a favorite comedian?
Please share in the comments below. One lucky random winner will be selected to win a free audio book of Seeking Patience, my Regency Inspirational Romance. Be sure to check back on Monday for winner announcement

Palm Sunday

For Christians around the world, Palm Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday and includes Holy Thursday and Good Friday, ending at midnight on Holy Saturday. Holy Week ends on Easter Sunday with the celebration of Jesus rising from the tomb.

Many of you may already know this, but Palm Sunday is the day in which Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. His choice of travel is symbolic, because Jesus chose to show people that He came in peace. An examination of history shows us that when a king rode into a city on a horse, he entered for war. If a king rode into a city on a donkey, he came in peace.

Will you be observing Palm Sunday with a special meal and/or attending church services? Please share in the comments below. One lucky random winner will be selected to win a free audio book of Seeking Patience, my Regency Inspirational Romance. Be sure to check back on Monday for winner announcement.