GIVEAWAY – For Keeps Prize Pack!

I can hardly believe it’s almost release day for FOR KEEPS!

For Keeps cover_lo resA SUMMER FLING…OR SOMETHING MORE?

Merry Atwater would do just about anything to save her dog rescue — even if it means working with the most stubborn man on the planet. It’s hard to avoid the sparks that fly with TJ Jameson, the ruggedly sexy cowboy in charge of the children’s camp where she’s just taken an animal therapy job. But commitment is not Merry’s style, and TJ clearly wants more than just a roll in the hay.

TJ Jameson isn’t looking for anything complicated — just a peaceful life on his family’s ranch with a wife and kids. “No-strings” Merry Atwater doesn’t fit that bill, no matter how irresistible she is. But when he sees how Merry gets through to his autistic nephew and the other kids at Camp Blue Sky, TJ’s a goner. If he doesn’t give in to the now, he might just lose his shot at forever . . .

Merry and TJ will be hitting the shelves on January 27th, but I’ve got a chance for you to win a FOR KEEPS prize pack before then. It includes an autographed copy of the book, a Dogwood pendant necklace, and a Bark Less Wag More mug.

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Want it? Enter below! :)

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A few book-related things!

For Keeps cover_lo resI hope you’re enjoying all my 12 Days of Christmas posts – I had a lot of fun putting them all together. In the meantime, I just wanted to share a few book-related things…

For Keeps, the second book in my Love to the Rescue series, will be out in just a few short weeks! My publisher is giving away 10 advanced copies – enter to win one here. While you’re on Goodreads, add For Keeps to your to-read list if you haven’t already! :) (and don’t forget it’s available for pre-order too).

And while we’re talking books, if you’ve had a chance to read Unleashed, I would so greatly appreciate it if you would leave an honest review on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or whichever retailer you purchased from. Reviews are invaluable to authors (especially new ones!), and I thank you all so much for your support.

Lots of fun things coming!

I have a lot of exciting things coming up in the next few weeks (namely lots of fun giveaways and other holiday goodies!). So here’s a quick rundown:

The week of December 8th, I’m celebrating some of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year with five days of giveaways. Every day next week, I’ll be giving away one of these books, as well as a copy of Unleashed. This is going to be a Facebook giveaway, so if you haven’t “liked” my author page yet, now is a good time! :)

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Then on Friday December 12th, I’ll be joining 20 other contemporary romance authors for a 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. We’ll be sharing holiday favorites and giving away lots of fun goodies. Stay tuned right here on my blog starting on the 12th!

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And if that isn’t enough, I’ve got a cover reveal for Love to the Rescue book 3, Ever After, coming up soon. Might I remind you of the hotness of Deputy Pete Sampson? My editor was thoughtful enough to ask the cover model to pose for a shirtless picture for our enjoyment :)

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Wow, right? I can’t wait to share the finished product with you! Ever After will be out on August 25th.

Oh! And don’t forget, For Keeps (book 2) will be out NEXT MONTH! Yes, January 27th. I hope you’ll love Merry and TJ’s story as much as I loved writing it. Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Make this new author’s day and order your copy today! (PS, if you didn’t hear the news, my Amazon pre-order buttons are back! Merry and TJ can be yours on your Kindle – woohoo!)

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That’s all for now. Happy almost-Friday, everyone! :)

Unleashed is out today!

It’s finally here! Unleashed is out today in e-book and paperback, and I am pretty much freaking out!! :) In a good way! Like, I’ve just achieved a lifelong dream, the #1 item on my bucket list, etc, etc. Eeeeek! And then…friends, family, and total strangers will now be reading this book I worked so hard on, and…that’s a different kind of freaking out! :)

So have you bought your copy yet?

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Amazon.com *
Walmart
Barnes & Noble
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Indie Bound
Powell’s

Ebook:
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
iBooks
Google Play
Kobo
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In other news, my blog tour starts today! You’ll find me all over the place for the next week. Click on the graphic below for a complete rundown:

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Today is also the release day for two other lovely authors I have the pleasure of knowing:

ChristmasAtTwilightLori is my teacher and mentor, and she is FABULOUS. I adore her Twilight, Texas, series and can’t wait to read this one!

 

 

 

 

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Sidney is a friend of mine. Her Worth the Fight series is hot and pure enjoyment to read!

 

 

 

 

* Amazon is delaying shipment of paperbacks from my publisher as part of an ongoing contract dispute, so I might recommend that you order it elsewhere if you want it in paperback unless you are willing to be patient! :)

Unleashed Blog Tour!

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The blog tour for Unleashed starts tomorrow! Here’s a quick rundown of everywhere I’ll be:

October 28th
BiblioJunkies
Long and Short Reviews

October 29th
Mary Gramlich
Jennifer Vido
Art, Books, & Coffee

October 30th
Bitten by Love Reviews
A Bluestocking’s Place

October 31st
Ramblings From This Chick
Reading Between the Wines Book Club

November 1st
Book Reviews & More by Kathy
Smut and Bonbons

November 2nd
Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews
Manga Maniac Cafe

November 3rd
The Book Nuts
Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf

Unleashed Sneak Peek & a Giveaway!

Hi everyone! How would you like to read a teaser from Unleashed? How about the entire first chapter? Well, here you go! And if the first chapter isn’t enough, I have one advanced copy of Unleashed to giveaway, so make sure you enter below…

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Chapter 1

Cara Medlen felt the growl before she heard it, rumbling against her leg from the dog tensed at her side. She jiggled the leash to break his concentration. “Easy, Casper. You may not realize it yet, but today’s your lucky day.”

He looked up at her with dull eyes, one brown, one blue. A jagged scar creased his face. Ribs and hip bones jutted through his mangy white coat. And, oh boy, did he stink. Cara had yet to meet an ugly boxer, but Casper . . . well, he had the sort of face that made people cross to the other side of the street.

That same face grabbed at a tender spot in her heart.

“It’s a blessing that Triangle Boxer Rescue can take him,” the woman behind the desk, a volunteer named Helen, said. “Shelter life hasn’t been good for him.”

Cara nodded as she handed the signed paperwork to Helen. “I’ve worked with a lot of dogs like Casper. I’m sure we’ll have him ready for adoption in no time.”

But the warning she’d received from her homeowners’ association over the summer weighed heavily on her mind: Keep her foster dogs in line or face disciplinary action by the board.

The door to the kennels opened, allowing raucous barking to spill into the lobby. Casper peered around her and fixed his gaze on the man who’d come through the door. His ears flattened, and the hair raised along his spine.

Yep, this dog was trouble all right.

Click here to read the rest of Chapter 1. I hope you enjoy it!

Now for the fun part. I have one advanced copy of Unleashed to giveaway. Want it? Enter below! Good luck!!! :)

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RWA Conference – San Antonio

Me with my teacher and mentor, Lori Wilde

Me with my teacher and mentor, Lori Wilde

Remember when I went to that huge, awesome writers conference last year? I thought that would be hard to top – meeting my agent, editor, and all of my favorite authors in person for the first time. But I have to say, this year’s conference was even more amazing! We were in San Antonio, TX, right on the Riverwalk. It was a beautiful location.

I met so many amazing people, attended some great workshops, had a little conversation with Nora Roberts, and basically packed my brain full of as much information and inspiration as I could absorb. The conference is such an amazing opportunity to meet and network with fellow authors, and this year I came out of my shell and talked to a lot more people.

rwa14_19Oh, and this one other little thing happened…I signed books! My publisher arranged to have advanced copies of Unleashed for me to sign at the Grand Central signing on Saturday. It was totally surreal! My hands were shaking so badly I could hardly write. But once we got started, it went great. Only three more months until I will officially be a published author! :)

Click here to see the rest of my photos from San Antonio.

FOR KEEPS Cover Reveal!

It’s cover reveal time again! The second book in my Love to the Rescue Series, For Keeps, will be released on January 27th, 2015, and I am so excited to share the cover with you:

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A SUMMER FLING…OR SOMETHING MORE?

Merry Atwater would do just about anything to save her dog rescue — even if it means working with the most stubborn man on the planet. It’s hard to avoid the sparks that fly with TJ Jameson, the ruggedly sexy cowboy in charge of the children’s camp where she’s just taken an animal therapy job. But commitment is not Merry’s style, and TJ clearly wants more than just a roll in the hay.

TJ Jameson isn’t looking for anything complicated — just a peaceful life on his family’s ranch with a wife and kids. “No-strings” Merry Atwater doesn’t fit that bill, no matter how irresistible she is. But when he sees how Merry gets through to his autistic nephew and the other kids at Camp Blue Sky, TJ’s a goner. If he doesn’t give in to the now, he might just lose his shot at forever . . .

I hope you love it as much as I do! I had so much fun writing this book, and I can’t wait for you all to read it. If you’re feeling in the mood to pre-order it, here are some links for you:

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You may have noticed there is no Amazon pre-order link this time. Maybe you’ve even tried to pre-order Unleashed recently and noticed it’s no longer available for pre-order on Amazon either. This is because Amazon is currently involved in a contract dispute with my publisher, Hachette Book Group, and has taken down pre-order capability on all Hachette titles (yes, even James Patterson’s!) You can read more in my blog post here.

If you want to purchase my books in paperback, you can still pre-order them from the retailers listed above. In fact, several major booksellers are having big sales on Hachette titles as a result of the Amazon dispute! Google Play currently has Unleashed listed for pre-order at only $3.89, and Books A Million is offering both books for pre-order at just $4.80.

If you are a Kindle reader (as am I), then I urge you to sign up for my e-newsletter (link at the top right of this page) so that I can send you a reminder on release day that they are available for purchase. And if you pre-ordered Unleashed for Kindle before the dispute began, they say they will honor those pre-orders, so you should be all set!

Thanks for your support! :)

Unleashed Cover Reveal!

Here’s a blog post I’ll only get to do once…my very first cover reveal! I’ve waited a long time for this moment, and I am thrilled to share the cover for Unleashed:

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I hope you love it as much as I do! (and if you love this one, just wait until you see the cover for book 2, For Keeps *sigh*) I’m especially fond of the adorable little Boxer. As you may know, Boxers are a big part of the supporting cast of Unleashed.

While I’m at it, let me go ahead and share the official blurb, and oh yes, pre-order links! Yes, I’m on Amazon! And Barnes & Noble! On October 28th, you’ll be able to buy Unleashed in e-book and paperback at all the major booksellers, but if you’re so inclined, you can pre-order your copy today :)

What happens when you find the right one at the wrong time?
Cara Medlen has a serious case of animal attraction. And it’s not because of all the foster dogs she’s rescued. She’s got it bad for her incredibly sexy neighbor. Her one rule: Don’t get attached. It’s served her well with the dogs she’s given to good homes and the children she’s nannied. Yet the temptation of Matt’s sexy smile might just convince her that some rules are made to be broken.

Matt Dumont doesn’t need his skills as a private investigator to detect disaster on the horizon. Cara is everything he thought he’d never find-gorgeous, funny, and caring. But there’s no way he can start a relationship just as he’s about to move to another state. Talk about bad timing. As their attraction sizzles too hot to deny, they’ll have to make a decision: forget the consequences and let loose, or forget each other and let go…

Pre-order now:

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