Kindles and Kisses


Since February is the month of love, we thought it was the
perfect time to release our Love and Romance Boxed set and we want to give one lucky reader a new Kindle!!

This set, featuring 15 sweet contemporary romance novels, is on pre-sale now for just 99¢ on Amazon B&N, Kobo, and ibooks. To celebrate, we’re giving away a Kindle Fire Tablet. But hurry quick, this giveaway ends Feb 9th!

*Note: Winners outside of US will win a $40 Amazon gift card in place of the Kindle Fire (which is the value of the tablet).

Click here to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for a free kindle.

And if you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of Love and Romance, here’s a list of the authors and books included. Good luck on the giveaway!

Dangerous Lies by Christine Kersey

A handsome stranger moves next door to Amethyst Fox, but as she begins to fall for him she discovers he’s not all that he seems.

The Masquerading Groom by Taylor Hart

When Sterling Pennington, movie star and billionaire, gets stuck with a paid date at a masquerade party, he’s not happy. But Sayla Jones might be exactly who he needs to remove his masks.

Feels Like Love by Jeanette Lewis

April Winston brings her new fiancé home for Christmas, but her childhood sweetheart, Wade Hardley, isn’t ready to let her go.

His Personal Relationship Manager by Jennifer Peel

After suffering a public humiliation, Kenadie Marshall realizes that love shouldn’t be left to personal judgement. But Jason Hadley is determined to prove that love isn’t over for this relationship guru, even if it means joining her computer dating service to get closer to her.

The Academic Bride by Lucy McConnell

Janel Fendrick’s dream excavation is within reach—until the funding is pulled . A surprise employment opportunity comes with a proposal…and a groom!

The Resilient One by Cami Checketts

Alyssa Armsworth escapes to Maui and finds herself spending days on the ocean with Beckham Taylor, a handsome ex-NHL star. Alyssa must redeem her past to have a chance at a future with Beck.

Candlelight Kisses by Jennifer Youngblood & Sandra Poole

Gracie Andrews led an ordinary life—right up until the day she died and became an angel … err … almost an angel. She’s given the task of helping others find love and quite possibly find love along the way.

Meet Me in Myrtle Beach by Brooke St. James

Paige Spears accepts an unexpected job offer, hoping for one last summer adventure before joining the work force. She had no idea the trip would change her life forever.

Under a Georgia Moon by Cindy Roland Anderson

Addie Heywood wants to avoid her aunt’s matchmaking schemes and Chase Nichols wants to avoid his ex-girlfriend. They team up to fool the world by pretending to date. What neither of them counts on is actually falling in love.

Rough Edges by Kimberly Krey

When divorced mother, Allie Emerson, seeks employment with her old high school flame, Braden Fox, sparks fly. But will resentment from the past prevent them from sharing a future?

Blissfully Married by Victorine E. Lieske

Sidney wears a fake engagement ring to ward off Blake, her childhood crush that broke her heart. When Blake finds out the beautiful Sidney’s lying, he makes it his goal to get her to tell him the truth.

The Neighbor’s Secret by Kimberley Montpetit

Allie Strickland returns home to Heartland Cove after being left at the altar. When an intruder breaks into her house, Allie has to figure out what secrets Ethan Smith is hiding. Is the man friend or foe—enemy or lover?

Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things by Rachelle J. Christensen

With the unwanted help of a divorce lawyer who’s too good looking to ignore and a detective who has an eye for murder, Adrielle Pyper must race to uncover a secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before she becomes the next victim.

House Without Lies by Rachel Branton

Lily fills her tiny apartment with endangered teens who don’t have everything they need, but together they have enough. Or so she thinks—until she meets Jameson. But will he be one more thing Lily has to give up to protect the girls?

Before the Leap by Liz Isaacson

Scorned by his ex-fiancé, Jace Lovell isn’t ready for a new relationship with someone as fiery and beautiful as Belle Edmunds. Can she employ her patience while he figures out how to forgive so they can find their happily-ever-after?

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Marrying Miss Kringle: Ginger

I love Christmas. I love Christmas books. I love Christmas magic. And, I love romance.

Tell me you love them too. 🙂

Marrying Miss Kringle was an idea in my pocket for about three years. I’ve joked continuously about my infatuation with Christmas movies, Hallmark ones in particular. I could spend days binge watching and come away with a cup full of cheer and a hankering for candy canes.

Channeling all that into a single book was pretty much impossible. But, I did my best. Introducing:

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Let me tell you a little about it:

Christmas Magic is changing and the Kringle Family scrambles to keep up in this fun and romantic, sweet Christmas romance from Author Lucy McConnell.

When Ginger Kringle is branded to wear the magic red suit, she has to fall in love and get married before Christmas Eve to save the family business. After being given a list (Santas love lists!) of potential Mr. Kringles, Ginger heads off to Clearview, Alaska, where she embarks on a mission to save her family, their home, the elves, the reindeer, and Christmas for children across the globe. In her quest, Ginger finds that checking a list has much more to do with her heart than it does her head.

I hope you enjoy this fun and romantic story! You can pick up a copy by clicking here.

Wishing you a wonderful start to your holiday season.

Lucy

 

Candy Cane Kisses Blog Tour

Dear Readers,

I’ve got a special treat today. A friend of mine, and I am so thankful to call her friend, is part of a Christmas box set titled Candy Cane Kisses. Autumn Macarthur is a Christian contemporary romance author based in the UK. I love reading her books and getting a taste of life in England. I recently asked her why she likes to write Christmas stories and this was her answer.

I adore Christmas! Yummy food, fairy lights, decorating the tree,
giving and receiving gifts—the big kid in me delights in all that!
Plus it’s a time for family, faith, and love, all things that mean a
lot to me. And they’re all important elements of my new novella Calm &
Bright, too. It’s a story of finding home, a second chance at love,
and the greatest gift of all—the gift of a second chance with God.
This Christmas, Brad Hughes hopes he can convince his bitter ex-wife
Maddie he’s not the unreliable, workaholic charmer she married young
and then divorced. They’ll be together over the holidays, for the sake
of their four year old son. But what chance do they have of becoming a
family again, when she’s returned to the tiny Idaho lakeside community
she grew up in, and he’s a city boy through and through. Can they
allow God to heal their broken marriage and broken hearts before his
career tears them apart again?
This is a story I’ve wanted to write since my spring release in 2015,
Forget Paris. Brad appears in it very briefly, and unfortunately he’s
a bit of a jerk! Okay, a LOT of a jerk! But I love knowing none of us
is such a jerk we can’t be redeemed by love and faith. That earlier
story woke Brad up that he needed to change, and in this story, he
finds his heart’s true home. I’ve enjoyed writing it so much! And I
hope readers will enjoy it too.

                                                        –Autumn

You can pick up your copy of Candy Cane Kisses by clicking here.

Autumn and her fellow authors have put together a fantastic giveaway. Click here to enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card and 8 new books!

Candy Cane Kisses: 8 Christian Christmas Romances by [Warren, Susan May, Daley, Margaret, Jordan, Kimberly Rae, Macarthur, Autumn, McDaniel, Lesley Ann, Thompson, Jan, Ueckermann, Marion, Williams, Susette]

Everything to Lose

Giving her heart to the wrong man could cost her everything.

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About the book:

A fast-paced, sweet romance by bestselling authors Jennifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole.

When her father dies suddenly, Samantha Fairchild gets engaged to an uptight, controlling billionaire in order to save the family from financial ruin. Samantha accompanies her fiancé to Hawaii while he’s conducting a business deal. A chance encounter with a free-spirited surfer with dreamy eyes and a quick smile throws her into a tailspin.
Caught between forbidden love and loyalty, Samantha has everything to lose. Will she choose money and security, or will her heart win out in the end?

To purchase your copy, click here.

Audio Samples

One of the great things about summer is trying something new. This last summer, I tried cliff jumping. Yeah–I’m that dumb. 🙂 But, I totally wore a life jacket and it was a lot of fun.

The Echo Ridge authors are trying something new this summer too. We’ve expanded our books to include audio books! So cool! I’ve attached a couple samples below. You may recognize the voice–the narrator also did the audio for The Fault in Our Stars. You can pick up the audio book by clicking here.

Listen to Sample

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Kisses Between the Lines-Release!

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Hello Wonderful Readers,

I’m thrilled. I mean, today is one of those days that you work towards, envision, and circle on the calendar, and then FINALLY get to see. 🙂 The latest in the Echo Ridge Anthologies is available-and it’s everywhere.

The amazing Rachelle Christensen has been the driving force for getting Kisses Between the Lines, a five-book set written by bestselling and award-winning authors, available on Amazon, the Kindle lending library, audio book, and in paperback. She is absolutely amazing!!

So, let me tell you about this anthology. The book centers around the Echo Ridge Library fundraiser. Because it’s all about the library, each author chose a classic novel and put a spin on it. My book is The Lion, The Witch, and the Library.

About the Book

Jennifer Solomon’s birthday wish is for the one thing she’s been too shy to go after: Kirke Staples, Echo Ridge’s resident playwright, an avid mountain biker, and her best friend. Friend, as in don’t kiss, don’t covet, and don’t under any circumstances fall in love with the man. But it’s too late—she’s already fallen in love. Hoping for a birthday kiss that will change everything, she arranges an “accidental” meeting with the handsomest man on the library board. Her carefully laid plans are thrown off track when the beautiful Bay Barington sweeps into town and casts a spell over Kirke. In her efforts to win Kirke’s heart, Jennifer is forced to take a look at her inner self and decide what type of woman she wants to be, a lion or witch.

Other Books

There are five books total in the anthology: Much Ado About a Kiss; The Lion, The Witch, and the Library; The Kiss Thief; The Last of the Gentlemen; and Pride & Persuasion.

The characters are interwoven, the setting is stunning, and the feeling of a town where people care about one another comes through in every page.

If you’d like to pick up a copy, click here. I know you’re going to love this book!

 

Carribean Rescue-A summer romance with adventure!

Hello!
There are so many wonderful things happening this month with the Summer Olympics. I’ve enjoyed watching the commercials featuring Olympic hopefuls. These are people who have a dream and they lay it all on the line for that dream. No wonder we admire them, root for them, and put them on posters. 🙂
My friend, Cami Checketts, has written an adventure full of romance for the Destination Billionaire Romance series featuring an ex-Olympian. Caribbean Rescue is now available by clicking here.
We’re also featuring a Rafflecopter giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card! Just think of the fun you could have with $50 bucks! To enter, follow the link below.
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About the Book:

Just in time for the Summer Olympics, bestselling sweet romance author, Cami Checketts, brings you a new Destination Billionaire Romance.
Superstar runner Zack Tyndale was the easy favorite to win gold in the Olympic Games, but a stupid decision shatters his dreams the night before the big race. Unable to face his shame, he escapes to the Caribbean and a life of blissful solitude … until Madeline Panetto crash lands on his pristine private beach, trying to outrun a gang of pirates with nothing but a fancy evening gown and a flash drive hidden in her bra. Zack finds himself sucked into Maddy’s world of mutiny and murder.
Madeline might find refuge from the pirates, but Zach is battling pirates of his own. When sparks fly between them, they’re forced to look to their hearts for the answers and that could be more frightening than facing a mutinous crew.
Can these two find refuge from the pirates and with each other?

Read and Excerpt:

A few steps from the French doors he heard the high whine of a motor. Zack whipped around and searched the ocean beyond. There were no lights, but the motor sound was unmistakable. What kind of an idiot would be out on the water with no lights on and in what sounded like a small boat?
Zack raced past his pool and gardens, and took the steps to the beach two at a time. He could just make out a small boat, hurtling through the water. He didn’t even have time to be angry someone was invading his sanctuary as he saw the angle they were coming at. “No, not that way!” he yelled, though they couldn’t possibly hear him.
Zack sprinted through the sand and onto his dock. He kept one eye on the boat as he ran the length of the dock, waving his arms and yelling, “Turn! Turn!” Large boulders and a former shipwreck resided just under the water, exactly where that boat was heading. Any other angle into the harbor was deep and safe to take even in his yacht, but this idiot was coming straight for the shallow waters of the dock instead. Why weren’t they slowing even though they were within a hundred feet of the dock?
“Stop!” he screamed. “Turn!”
The sickening crunch was louder than the howling wind and rain. The rear of the boat flung into the air, and the lone passenger flew forward then disappeared into the water. Zack dove off the dock, surfacing quickly, and using strong strokes to cross the distance. Water from the uneven waves splashed into his face, making it hard to see. The person bobbed up out of the water and started swimming his direction. That was a relief. From the hair streaming around her, he assumed it was a woman.
They came within a few feet of each other and Zack slowed and treaded water. “Are you okay?”
“I-I think so.”
“Can you make it to the dock?” His lights reflecting from the beach showed a mop of dark hair and a beautiful face.
In answer, she started slowly swimming that direction, but she hadn’t gone four strokes before she swayed and rolled over onto her back. That’s when Zack noticed the cut on her head. The water turned the blood a watery pink. She’d definitely hit her head on one of the rocks or maybe the old shipwreck.
“You’re not okay.”
“I can make it.” She started to kick. A wave rolled over her face and she jerked up, coughing and spluttering, but bravely kept trying to stay afloat, beating at the water with her arms and legs.
She was tough and not a complainer. Nice.
“I’ve got you.” Zack looped his arm under her armpit and over her chest and tugged her back to the dock. She had a small build, but her clothes must’ve been waterlogged because she seemed to weigh a ton. Zack was in shape, but he tired quickly. Finally, they made it to the dock and the woman clung to the edge. Zack grabbed hold and heaved himself out of the water then helped lift her up. She collapsed onto her back and released a loud breath. “Oh, thank you, I thought it was time to reacquaint myself with Saint Peter.”
“Saint Peter?” She’d hit her head hard or she was crazy. He looked over her fancy, waterlogged dress and the diamonds sparkling at her throat. She’d been out in the ocean like that, without a lifejacket? Crazy it might be, or with quite a good story to tell.
“You know—the angel at the pearly gates.”
 Zack let out a surprised laugh. “Glad you put that off for a little while.”
“Me too.” She sat up and touched the small gash in her head. Blood trickled between her fingertips. “Ouch.”
“I bet.” Zack pushed his way to his feet and offered her a hand. The wind whipped his wet t-shirt around him. He was glad he shaved his head and didn’t have hair whipping in his face like she did. “Let’s get you up to the house and cleaned up.”
She placed her hand in his, but wavered as he helped her up. Zack wrapped his other arm around her waist and lifted her onto her feet. She swayed.
“Can you walk?”
Her eyes filled with stubborn pride. “Of course I can walk.”
She pulled away from him, took one step, teetered off the dock, and splashed back into the water.
“Oh, boy.” Zack shook his head. He hadn’t smelled alcohol on her breath, but that had to be the explanation. Fancy dress, alone on a boat in the ocean at night. He’d have to help her tonight then load her onto his yacht tomorrow and get her to Belize. If she had any money it was probably sunk with her little boat. He’d get her to where she needed to go and be done with this mess. Oddly enough, he didn’t mind the excitement. It was a good contrast to his normally sedate lifestyle.
She came up to the surface sputtering and flailing. Zack knelt down, put his hands under her armpits, and hefted her back onto the dock. He stood slowly, supporting both of them then swung her off her feet and into his arms. Despite himself, he noticed how nicely she fit against him. It had been a long while since he’d been around an attractive, unrelated woman. “Shall we try this again?”
“Good plan.” Her voice rumbled against his chest and he kind of liked it. “I must’ve thumped my head harder than I thought.”
“Or something,” he muttered.
Her head whipped up. Brown eyes full of fire. “I’m not drunk, if that’s what you’re thinking, I’m…” She quickly looked down again, not meeting his gaze.
“You’re…” he encouraged. He’d like to hear her story and he did believe her that she wasn’t drunk. Her speech was too lucid and her breath smelled too clean.
“I can’t. I don’t know who to trust.” She grabbed onto his arm. “Oh, holy monkey balls!”
Zack jerked in surprise and almost dropped her as she squirmed in his arms. “What are you doing now? You want to fall in the water again?” They’d reached the end of the dock, but she could still fall in the shallow water.
“I’ve got to find something. Please. Can you help me look in the water? Back where my boat is?” Her eyes were wide and frantic.
“Right now?” Zack gestured to the waves building as the storm increased in intensity. “No! You’re hurt. It’s dark. And there’s a storm.” His four-year-old niece had more common sense than this woman, and Chalise hadn’t spoken a word in two years.
The woman deflated and burrowed herself into his arms. Zack liked this quite a bit better than her struggling. He tightened his hold on her. Hmm, her shape was really… shapely.