Contests! Contests!

I was updating my sidebar widgets and realized I have FOUR contests listed on the sidebar! And those don’t include the TWO upcoming blog tours. WOW!

So I thought I’d do one unified post with all the links so if you HAVEN’T taken advantage of these, I’d make it easy for you!

Ongoing Now

  • Mark TEXAS TWIST as “Want To Read” on Goodreads and be entered in a drawing for a $10 Gift Card to the online store of the winner’s choice.  Click HERE to go to the Goodreads Site.  This contest closes Sept 2, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.
  • Win a RARE print copy of TEXAS TWO STEP with author’s autograph and cover model’s autograph in a Goodreads Giveaway. Click HERE to enter.  This contests runs until September 30, 2014.
  • Post an online review TEXAS TWIST between August 1 and September 29, 2014 and enter a drawing for a $25 Gift Card to the Online store of the winner’s choice. Click HERE to enter this drawing.  This is on a Facebook Page BUT this page is used only for drawings. There will be no posts from there so you don’t have to worry about being spammed.

Upcoming

  • One-Day-Only! A second opportunity to win a print cope of TEXAS TWO STEP on August 27, 2014 ONLY at The Romance Studio. 
  • I am participating in The Romance Reviews Fall Into Love promotion that runs Sept 1 – Sept 30, 2014. Go there for a chance at a $100 gift card.

Upcoming Rafflecopters Drawings

Brought To His Knees Blog Tour – August 18-29, 2014

  • $20 Gift Card
  • Digital Copy – Texas Two Step by Cynthia D’Alba
  • eBook from backlist by A.M. Griffin
  • Digital Copy – Mounted Release by Amy Ruttan
  • eBook from backlist by Anya Richards
  • Single Title from backlist by Danica Avet
  • Single Title from backlist by Jennifer Kacey
  • Digital Copy – Coded for Love by Lynne Silver
  • eBook from the Tryst Island Series by Sabrina York
  • eBook from backlist by Sayde Grace
  • eBook from backlist by Tina Donahue

Texas Twist Release Tour – September 1 – 20, 2014

  • 5 – Personalize Mouse Pads/Mug Rugs
  • 1 – Texas Twist Coffee Mug
  • $25 Gift Card to the online store of the winner’s choice
  • 1 – Personalized Texas Twist T-Shirt
  • 5 – Personalized Tote Bags
  • 1- Silver Buckle Ring

Whew! I’m giving you lots of chances to raid my prize closet so go forth and win something!

OH! One more…I do have a newsletter. It comes out when I have something to want to say. In other words, it’s kind of sporadic. BUT with every newlsetter there is some type of contest JUST for newsletter subscribers. If you aren’t on my newsletter list, why not? Go HERE and sign up!  I promise not to sell your information nor spam your inbox.

Good luck with the contests!

Until next time.

Book Blast – God Whisperer by Kimberely Troutte

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God Whisperer

By: Kimberely Troutte

Releasing July 15th, 2014

Astraea Press

Book Blurb

A frightened mother on the run

LONNIE HOGAN has lived and breathed fear for the eight years she and her son have been on the run. She cut ties with the past and is hiding out in a small offbeat Danish community in California. Will the killers find them? She’s ready to run again, or fight for her son’s precious life, but she won’t let anyone take David.

A desperate man searching for his family…

Few people on St. John, Virgin Islands, know their favorite doctor, MARK NORTON, is a desperate man searching for the life that was stolen from him. After hours, he surfs the internet for leads and retraces paths gone stone-cold to find his missing family. He’ll do anything to find them and get his son back.

Will sacrifice everything to protect the boy who hears God…

DAVID HOGAN is a regular kid, if you don’t count the one-ear thing. He didn’t mind being deaf in one ear, but it hurt his mom, way down deep, as if she caused it. Why won’t she see bad things can happen for good reasons? Like the ear surgery that allowed him to hear God. Talking to God is one of the greatest things to ever happen to him, even if Mom doesn’t believe it. But the killers can find them now. Can one little kid save them all?

 

Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/07/god-whisperer-by-kimberley-troutte.html

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22740883-god-whisperer

 

Buy Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/God-Whisperer-Kimberley-Troutte-ebook/dp/B00LTG4KYG

Kimberley TroutteAuthor Info

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Kimberley Troutte, is a top 100 Amazon author for romantic suspense. GOD WHISPERER was inspired by her sweet son who was born with one incomplete ear. When surgeons created an eardrum and canal for him and he could hear with both ears for the first time, Kimberley wept with joy and gratitude.

10% of the author royalties will be donated to the American Society for Deaf Children.

Please visit her at WEBSITE and sign-up for the NEWSLETTER.

 

Author Links

http://www.kimberleytroutte.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kimberley-Troutte/207803425918885

https://twitter.com/KTroutte

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2880477.Kimberley_Troutte

 

Kimberely is hosting a Rafflecopter giveaway with this tour. Follow the link below to enter
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(since this is hosted on a WordPress.com blog, I can’t put the widget directly on my site, so please follow the link above to enter!)

 

Enjoy this excerpt from GOD WHISPERERGod Whisperer

 

Lonnie sat down next to him and lifted the plastic ear covering. “All right, time to let that ear breathe.”

David flinched. “How’s it look?”

Big tears dripped off her cheeks.

“Um, Mom. Is it that gross?”

“Oh, baby.” She kissed him on the forehead. “It’s amazing.”

She didn’t lie. The outside edge of the ear was still wrapped in a bandage, but my goodness, it was no longer a little nub. He had a new ear complete with an ear canal. It was plugged with tan-colored goo, but there it was—an actual hole.

“Amazing is good, right?” David asked.

Pulling him into her arms, she gave him a gentle hug. “So good.” She kissed his cheek. “A wonderful miracle.” She kissed his forehead.

“Mom, I can’t breathe.”

She released him. “Sorry.”

He looked her in the eyes. “You believe in miracles?”

Lonnie was taken aback. She believed in them a long time ago, but now? “I just meant we were lucky to find Dr. Mason. He was the right guy for the surgery.”

“Do you believe in God, Mom?”

Tucking her feet under her, she sighed. “I used to.”

“Why’d you stop? Was it when Dad died?”

“It’s a long story.”

“I’m not going anywhere.”

“You’re right about that.” She rubbed his arm. “Dr. Mason said to take it easy.”

He narrowed his eyes at her. “You’re so stalling. Tell me the story. What made you stop believing in God?”

How could she tell him about the horrors she’d been through? David was eight years old and still believed in Santa. Why wouldn’t he believe in God, angels, and the tooth fairy? She didn’t want to take any of it from him. Not yet. He was growing up so fast.

She chose the simplest explanation. “If there is a God, I don’t understand how He could let bad stuff happen. You know? War, hunger, sickness. Why allow those things? Especially babies born with—” she did not, nor would she ever, say the word deformed, “—with problems? If there is a God, I’m really mad at Him.”

He stared at his knees for a moment as if mulling over her answer. Turning a hopeful face towards her he said, “Maybe God has a plan. Like, um, bad stuff happens for good reasons?”

She ran her fingers through her hair. “I don’t know, kiddo. That’s kind of hard for me to swallow.”

David was silent for a moment and then said, “You’ve swallowed worse haven’t you?”

“What’s that supposed to mean?”

“I have no idea.” He massaged his neck, like his dad used to do. It took her breath away.

“David.” She put a hand on his shoulder. “Why would you say that?”

A strange look passed over his face. It reminded her of the time when he was three and snuck a gallon of ice cream out of the freezer, hid in his closet, and ate it until he was sick.

“No clue.” He tapped his forehead. “Since the surgery, thoughts pop into my head like someone else is in there.”

“What?” Worry flickered up her spine.

She lifted his chin until they were eye-to-eye and studied him. His pupils were normal, his coloring fine. Except for the giant bandage wrapped around his ear, he looked like a healthy kid.

“You’re tired.” She put the protective covering back on his ear. “Rest, now. We’ll see your regular doctor on Monday to change the bandage and check you out. If he says you can stop taking the pain pills we’ll stop. Maybe the medicines are making your brain fuzzy.”

“Yeah, that’s probably it,” he said.

But his expression said something else. It was the ice-cream-sneaking-guilt-face all over again. He was hiding something from her.

Something big.

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Two In The Afternoon – Book Blast – Author Cora Cade

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by Cora Cade A Day of Pleasure #2 Publication Date: July 29, 2014  Genres: ContemporaryRomance 
Purchase from: Amazon • Nook • Kobo 
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Synopsis: When it comes to hand-to-heart combat, no hold is barred.
 
A Day of Pleasure, Book 2
 
Molly Ryan survived one attack, and she’s not about to be a sitting duck for another. With her attacker harassing her from his jail cell, she packs up her life in Chicago, follows her Delta Force brother to North Carolina and gets work in a pub.
 
Men in uniform are definitely off her menu, but her boss’s friend, Army Ranger Callum Eversman, is one hot hunk she’d like to sample.
 
Home on a two-week furlough, Cal has agreed to watch over Molly as a favor to fellow Ranger Noah Harper. Accomplishing his mission without her noticing? That’s going to be tough, as any idiot can see their sparks of attraction from a mile away.
 
Despite her hands-off-military-men policy, Molly is tempted to indulge, just this once, in a no-strings-attached fling. No dating, no kissy face, no hearts involved. But when her past threatens her future, there’s only one man to turn to. The one who’ll risk everything—body, heart, and soul—to protect her.
 
Warning: Contains an Army Ranger with a gruff exterior and heart of gold, a heroine with a sassy attitude, and some hot borderline-public sex.
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About the Author
Author Cora Cade
Nestled away in a small town in Ohio, I spend my days adding delicious books to my library, snuggling with my four rotten dogs, and debating the finer points of life with the dear husband.
 
When I’m not tucked away with a book you can find me tapping away at my laptop.   With coffee.  And my iPod.

 I’m currently listening to:

·         Mumford & Sons

·         Ed Sheeran

·         Joe Purdy

·         Joshua Radin

·         Bastille

·         Ben Howard

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Base Branch Series Cover(s) Reveal – Author Megan Mitcham

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Base Branch Series (Enemy Mine, Justice Mine, Stranger Mine) by Megan Mitcham
Publication date: October 2014
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

 

THE BASE BRANCH SERIES BY MEGAN MITCHAM

Serve in the name of honor. Battle in the name of love.

Known by few as the Base Branch, the United Nations’ Special Operations Forces provide globe defense against any who threaten the fragile balance of peace.

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When friends become enemies and enemies become lovers.

Born in the blood of Sierra Leone’s Civil War, enslaved, then sold to the US as an orphan, Base Branch operative, Sloan Harris is emotionally dead and driven by vengeance. With no soul to give, her body becomes the bargaining chip to infiltrate a warlord’s inner circle, the man called The Devil who killed her family and helped destroy a region.

As son of the warlord, Baine Kendrick will happily use Sloan’s body, if it expedites his father’s demise. Yet, he is wholly unprepared for the possessive and protective emotions she provokes. Maybe it’s the flashes of memory. Two forgotten children drawing in the dirt beneath the boabab tree. But he fears there is more at stake than his life.

In the Devil’s den with Baine by her side, Sloan braves certain death and discovers a spirit for living.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22710047-enemy-mine

 

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For justice. For country. For love.

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One takes control. One finds balance in letting go.

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Megan was born and raised among the live oaks and shrimp boats of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where her enormous family still calls home. She attended college at the University of Southern Mississippi where she received a bachelor’s degree in curriculum, instruction, and special education. For several years Megan worked as a teacher in Mississippi. She married and moved to South Carolina and began working for an international non-profit organization as an instructor and co-director.

In 2009 Megan fell in love with books. Until then, books had been a source for research or the topic of tests. But one day she read Mercy by Julie Garwood. And Oh Mercy, she was hooked!

Megan lives in Southern Arkansas where she pens heart pounding romantic thriller novels and window steaming erotic romance.

Author links:
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Brought To His Knees – Pre-Order NOW

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I’m excited to announce!!

BROUGHT TO HIS KNEES is available for pre-ordering!

Brought to his knees_3d_webBrought To His Knees is a collection of 11 stories from 11 well-known authors celebrating the fall of the Alpha male when finally succumbing to love.

Here’s a little enticement…. The Alpha male. Strong. In control. Letting no one and nothing rule him…until he meets the one, and all bets are off. The world tilts, the bed rocks, and suddenly that tough guy finds himself Brought to His Knees—in more ways than one. This collection of ten hot to erotic novellas and one short erotic novel will take you on journeys of lust, love, and adventure, leave you breathless and quite possibly in need of a cold shower. Enter with anticipation. Finish satisfied…

For the next two weeks, starting Monday, August 28, I’ll showcase one story from the collection.

Come back and see what we’ve got in store for you.

Gift Card Giveaway!

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GIFT CARD UP FOR GRABS!

As some of you might know, TEXAS TWIST, book 4 in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks is coming out Sept 2, 2014.

I realize how hard it can be to remember to go buy a book when it first comes out. SO, here’s what I’m going to do…

I’ve set up an event on Goodreads to give away a $10 gift card to the online store of the winner’s choice.

So how can you be in the drawing for this freebie?

EASY!

Go to https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22272747-texas-twist

Mark TEXAS TWIST  as WANT TO READ

That’s it! I’ll pick a winner via a random number generator to win.

What could be easier?

Even if you don’t win, I hope you’ll pick up your copy of TEXAS TWIST on Sept 2, 2o14

Blog Tour Opportunities!

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I have book 4 in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks (Texas Twist) coming Sept. 2.
I have two events scheduled for this release.
One is a book blast on 9/2 (book cover and blurb posting) and the other is a review tour (3 weeks of dates.) I am looking for blogs willing to host me and the tour.
Tasty Books is coordinating my tour.
If you have a spot on 9.2 and can host my book blast, go to the URL link below and sign up in the comments.
If you are interesting in participating in the blog tour or doing a review, go to the link below and sign up in the comments.
There will be a hosts-only drawing for gift cards! 
Fingers crossed that some of you can find space for me!

The Great Author Hunt – T minus 2 days

Today is Monday, May 12 (or will be! I’m writing this in advance.) I’m in the car driving down from Arkansas to New Orleans!

In the back of my car are these important items:

  • The Great Author Hunt Entry Box(!)
  • One iPad Mini
  • One Kindle Fire HD 8.9
  • One Kindle Fire HD 7
  • The “Official” Great Author Hunt

Tonight – meet me in the lobby about 5pm if you want to join a group of us for dinner!

See you in New Orleans.

 

The Great Author Hunt – T minus 3 days – Liz Talley

Today is the last featured author for The Great Author Hunt at RT2014. I hope you are getting as excited as we all are about playing!
Only 3 days to kick off!

Today’s authors is someone I truly ADORE….

Liz Talley

Liz Talley

WOW! I just checked Liz’s Schedule. She’s all over the place!

Look for her here:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Oddities Emporium Masquerade Workshop
2nd Floor, Gallery 6

3:45pm to 4:45pm
Rhett and Beyond: Evolution of the Southern Hero

4th Floor, Bonaparte
(look for Kim Law here!)

 

Friday, May 16, 2014
11:15am to 12:15pm
Series Soiree
2nd Floor,Gallery 5

 1:30pm to 2:30pm
The Ruby Slipper Burlesque Revue

2nd Floor, Gallery 6

 2:45pm to 3:45pm  (Contest closes at 4 so get your ballot to Club RT)
Connected Stories – The Good, The Bad and The Quirky
4th Floor, Regent

 

Bio:  From the time she learned to read to the present, Liz has always had a fascination with books.  As a child she remembers reading Little Golden Books instead of napping.  And, oh, the first time she read a romance – The Thornbirds – she was hooked.  She ate up the SuperRomances on the shelves of her aunt’s used bookstore, borrowed her grandmother’s Boons and Mills Medical Romances (loved those nurses’ caps) and snuck her dad’s westerns so she could read the “romantic parts” (which lasted about a page).  She inhales books, no doubt about it.

Of course, it never occurred to her to write one until her college roommate said, “You read so many of those things, why don’t you write one?”  The idea stuck and several years ago she did it! Instead of just reading those SuperRomances, she’s writing them.

Liz serves as President of NOLA Stars and also blogs on the 2009 Golden Heart blog – http://www.rubyslippersisterhood.com. She loves strawberries, fishing, retail therapy (especially at Target), and she’s a Virgo.  Liz married her high school sweetheart and has two smart, beautiful boys.  When not writing contemporary romances and still editing her historicals, she is usually found working in the flowerbeds or doing laundry.

The Great Author Hunt – T minus 4 days – Angi Morgan

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Angi Morgan- one of my FAVORITE Texans!

You need to find her. She’s awesome!

Look here:

Thursday, May 15, 2014
11:15am to 12:15pm
Kickass Cops, Cowboys and Kisses

2nd Floor, Studio 8 – (Preservation Hall)
(Look for Elle James too!)

 

ANGI MORGAN…

is an award-winning author of Harlequin Intrigues. Her work has finaled in the Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence & the Romantic Times Magazine Best Series First Book.

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