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Spring Forward Book Attack

Do you like to read? Do you like free books? Of course, you do! This is Goodreads!
Support for Indie Authors is proud to announce our first Free & Bargain Book event of 2017!

Load up your Kindle with more than 125 free and 99¢ book deals in a wide variety of genres!

Details: For three days beginning Friday, March 31st and running through Sunday, April 2nd, visit our event website to nab a whack load of free and 99¢ Kindle ebooks by our indie author members.

That’s it! No RSVP, no obligation, and best of all, no need to put on pants!* Some books will be offered all three days, but there are many one day only freebies, so make sure to check the site each day!

*Pants are only optional if you are browsing our event from the comfort of your home. SIAFBB is not responsible for pantsless readers wandering aimlessly in public spaces.

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Happy Valentine’s Day & Freebies Too

1aaaaaaalovebirds2Today is Valentine’s Day.  A day filled with love and FREE gifts from your loved one(s).

I have searched Amazon for some FREEBIES for you.

Hope you will enjoy them and take some time to visit the author’s Amazon page.

 

The Right Wrong Number by Barbara Delinsky

 

Forbidden Disclosure(A Billionaire in Disguise Book 1) by Terri Marie

Falling For You by Casey Quinn

Not Over You (Healing Springs Book 1) by  Amanda Torrey

The Teacher’s Billionaire (The Sherbrookes of Newport Book 1) by Christina Tetreault

The Billionaire Wins the Game (Billionaire Bachelors Book One) by Melody Anne

Unexpected Gifts by Bronwyn Green

The Rancher Takes a Bride: A Western Historical Romance (The Burnett Brides Book 1) by Sylvia McDaniel

The Last Bride in Ballymuir (Ballymuir Series Book 1) by Dorien Kelly

Carnival Confessions by Cherie Claire

 

 

 

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Hope’s Design

51wizmtvh1lTitle of Book: Hope’s Design
By: Dawn Kinzer
Publisher: Morningview Publishing
Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Book Excerpt: In 1904, Hope Andrews, an aspiring fashion designer, struggles with leaving New York City. But with no job, her parents leaving the country, and an abusive ex-fiancé refusing to accept their broken engagement, Hope doesn’t have much choice but to give in to her parents’ wishes that she move far away and live with her cousin indefinitely.

Talented Benjamin Greene can’t den his passion for painting, but guilt over a painful incident in his past keeps him from sharing his gift. Instead, he devotes much of his days to helping his younger sibling rebuild a farm inherited from a great-uncle. Only his brother is aware that Ben spends his spare time in a studio on their property.

In the small rural town of Riverton, Wisconsin, Hope and Ben can’t help but be thrown together. But as feelings for each other deepen, tension thickens over how talent should be used. Their mutual passion for art brings them together, but will it also drive them apart?

 

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Author Bio: Dawn Kinzer writes fiction because she believes in the power of story to comfort, challenge, and inspire.

Her work has been published in the Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Backyard Friends, The One Year Life Verse Devotional, A Joyful Heart: Experiencing the Light of His Love, and featured on the radio ministry, The Heartbeat of the Home.

A mother and grandmother, Dawn lives with her husband in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Favorite things include dark chocolate, cinnamon, popcorn, strong coffee, good wine, the mountains, family time, and Masterpiece Theatre.
Author Contact Links: Author site: www.dawnkinzer.com

Blog: www.dawnkinzer.blogspot.com

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2iivaEQ

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2jdkua3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dawn.kinzer.9

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dkinzer9/boards/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawnkinzer/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DawnKinzer

Where to purchase the book:
Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Paperback: http://amzn.to/2cgyjgt

Barnes & Noble – Paperback: http://bit.ly/2gzED5G

Books-A-Million – Paperback: http://bit.ly/2iNfw0g

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Love is in the Air

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Sarah’s Smile

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Title of Book: Sarah’s Smile

By: Dawn Kinzer

Publisher: Morningview Publishing

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Book Excerpt: In 1902, Sarah McCall is waiting to leave for the mission field when the man she once loved steps back into her life. Abandoned as a child by her mother and gambler father, she strives to overcome a tarnished history she didn’t create and a heartbreak she can’t forget.

Peter Caswell returns to his Wisconsin hometown a pastor, dedicated to his four-year-old daughter and new congregation. But no matter how hard he tries to move on with his life, he can’t forgive himself for his wife’s death.

When Sarah learns that Peter is returning to Riverton, the letter giving her departure date for Africa can’t come soon enough for her. They were best friends—she loved him and supported his dreams—but he married another and broke her heart. Although ten years have passed since he left Riverton, Peter hopes Sarah still cares enough to give him a second chance. But a charming newcomer pursues her affections—and Sarah’s childhood nemesis manipulates her way into Peter’s life. Will Sarah and Peter find their way to forgiveness and each other, or will past mistakes make a life together impossible?

Author Bio: Dawn Kinzer writes fiction because she believes irevised-headshot-for-blogn the power of story to comfort, challenge, and inspire. Her work has been published in the Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Backyard Friends, The One Year Life Verse Devotional, A Joyful Heart: Experiencing the Light of His Love, and featured on the radio ministry, The Heartbeat of the Home.

A mother and grandmother, Dawn lives with her husband in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Favorite things include dark chocolate, cinnamon, popcorn, strong coffee, good wine, the mountains, family time, and Masterpiece Theatre.

Author Contact Links: Author site: www.dawnkinzer.com

Blog: www.dawnkinzer.blogspot.com

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2iivaEQ

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2jdkua3

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dawn.kinzer.9

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dkinzer9/boards/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawnkinzer/

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DawnKinzer

Where to purchase the book: Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Paperback: http://amzn.to/2iK7nN0

Barnes & Noble – Paperback: http://bit.ly/2gDBy59

Books-A-Million – Paperback: http://bit.ly/2iixFqP

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Love is in the Air!

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Featuring Children, Tweens & YA Authors

Are you a Children’s Author?

Do you write for tweens?

What about Young Adults?

I am paying it forward in 2017 by featuring authors on my blog.

Sign up for me to feature you on the Feature Calendar page!feature-md

Occasionally, there will be bonus material, giveaways, reviews and more!

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Christmas Bride: A Gift for Pete

51hle34rgzlTitle: Christmas Bride: A Gift for Pete

By: Terri Grace

Publisher: Clean Christan Romance

Publication Date:  November 2, 2015

Genre: Historical Romance

Excerpt: (from Amazon)

Young Emily’s well-planned escape from an abusive father, to first deliver her baby brother to a kindly aunt, and then continue West herself to the arms of an unknown pioneer doctor is fraught with questions.

And kindly Doctor Pete is certainly surprised when the naive young girl destined to be his helpmate steps from the stagecoach onto the dusty street of Lewiston.

A near tragic accident threatens their fledgling marriage but leads to a Christmas delivery on Emily’s doorstep beyond her highest hopes.

Christmas Bride – A Gift For Pete is the third title in the heartwarming seasonal series, Brides For All Seasons. Sincere seasonal stories filled with simple honest characters you will fall in love with.

 

Author Bio:

Terri Grace is a storyteller by heart, and a helplessly ‘hopeful’ romantic. All of her books are clean Christian romance with great stories, wonderful characters, and delightfully happy endings!

Above all else, she loves to write Mail Order Bride historical romance, but also enjoys baking in a little cozy mystery now and again to keep readers on their toes. So if you are ready for some good old Mail-Order Brides of the West romance, or an adventurous American Mail Order Brides series, you will always discover an exciting historical western romance novella or short story to suit your taste.

For some FREE Mail Order Bride books visit:  http://pureread.com/terrigrace to download them for free.

All of Terri’s Mail Order Bride historical western romance Kindle Unlimited titles are FREE to read for Kindle Unlimited Subscribers.

Other Mail Order Bride titles include:

A Miracle for Christmas

Christmas Bride: A Gift for Geoffrey

Christmas Bride: A Gift for Connor 

Mail Order Bride & The Miracle Child

And More!

 

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American Book Awards Program

From the website of – Before Columbus Foundation

The American Book Awards Program is not associated with any industry group or trade organization. The American Book Awards offer no cash prize nor do they require any financial commitments from the authors or their publishers. The Award winners are nominated and selected by a panel of writers, editors, and publishers who also represent the diversity of American literary culture.

Submissions

There are no application forms, fees, or any other restrictions for submissions, nominations, or recommendations to the panel. The book is what matters, not the procedure. The only requirement is that two copies of the book must be mailed to the Before Columbus Foundation by December 31st for consideration for the following year’s Awards. Anyone may make a submission (it does not have to be the publisher). There is no limit on the number of titles that may be submitted. All genres are accepted (including anthologies, children’s books, and multimedia). You may include reviews, publicity, or other informational material with your submission if you wish.

American Book Awards
Before Columbus Foundation 

The Raymond House
655-13th Street, Suite 302
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 268-9775
beforecolumbusfoundation@gmail.com

For more information visit – http://www.beforecolumbusfoundation.com/american-book-awards/

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Sharing Something Special

 

Today is my 34th wedding anniversary and I wanted to share something special with you.  Therefore, I am giving you a chance to get four (4) books – 2 contemporary romances, 1 historical romance, and 1 paranormal romance-free from the authors.

 

joy-to-the-worldTitle: Joy to the World

By: Nicole Zoltack

Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing Platform

Publication Date: April 14, 2016

Genre: Historical Romance

 

 

 

 

Book Blurb: 

Unbeknownst to Eliza Berkeley, the second daughter of a baron, the man she thought she was going to marry was not Stephen Huntington, the Duke of Wyndale. Thankfully, the reprobate does not appear for the wedding. The true duke arrives instead. Will a match formed originally through deceit blossom into love this Christmas? Or will the imposter ensure neither experiences happiness ever again?

 

About the Author:51dfdoezv7l-_ux250_

Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. She’s also an editor for MuseItUp Publishing and works as a freelance editor and ghostwriter.

When she’s not writing about gentlemen and their ladies, knights, superheroes, or witches, she loves to spend time with her loving husband, three energetic young boys, and precious baby girl. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV shows are The Walking Dead and Gotham.

To learn more about Nicole and her work, visit:

Website: www.NicoleZoltack.com

E-mail: Nicole.Zoltack@gmail.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NicoleZoltack

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/AuthorNicoleZoltack/

 

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Title: Finding You at Christmas: A Shellwater Key Tale

By: Kristin Wallace

Publisher: IndieWrites, Inc.

Publication Date: November 2, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

 

 

Book Blurb:

She’s going to find her destiny this Christmas…

After years of looking out for everyone else, preacher’s daughter Janie Worthy is ready to get a life of her own. But on the way to her first date, her car decides to quit, and a stranger on a motorcycle becomes her savior. The short time she spends with Caleb Montgomery on the side of the road might be the most romantic interlude Janie can remember. Of course, it’s all a fantasy, and soon Caleb is riding off into the night.

Until he shows up again in her hometown of Shellwater Key. When Caleb decides to stay in town for Christmas, Janie can’t help but wonder if she is the reason. Except people don’t fall in love in one night…Right? As the holidays kick into high gear, Janie must find the courage to move beyond past guilt to embrace the future and open the best Christmas present she could ever find.

 

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About the Author:

Growing up Kristin Wallace devoured books like bags of Dove dark chocolate. Her first Golden Book led to Laura Ingalls Wilder, Nancy Drew, C.S. Lewis and the Sweet Valley High series. Later, she discovered romance novels and fell in love all over again. It’s no surprise then that Kristin would one day try her hand at writing them. She writes inspirational romance and women’s fiction filled with love, laughter and a leap of faith. When she’s not writing her next novel, Kristin works as an advertising copywriter for clients that have included the Miami Marlins, Discovery Networks, The Peabody Hotel, and Sea World. She also enjoys singing in her church choir and worship team. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and has served as President of the South Florida chapter, Florida Romance Writers.

 

Connect with Kristin at:

Website: http://kristinwallaceauthor.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kristin.L.Wallace

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KWallaceAuthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7361414.Kristin_Wallace

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-wallace-4ab84a15?trk=prof-samename-name

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kristin-Wallace/e/B00G5KX80I/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1481768580&sr=1-2-ent

 

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20886Title: Holly-Jolly Wolf, Wolves of Willow Bend

By: Heather Long

AN EXCLUSIVE

Genre: Paranormal

 

 

 

 

 

Book Blurb:

Hunter Rory Adler loves Willow Bend, their traditions, and their community. She will do anything for them. When she draws the name of the wolf who walked away for the pack’s secret Santa, she’s torn.

What does she get the wolf she’s had to learn to hate?

After more than a year spent watching over Three Rivers, Collin returns home for the holidays. Fighting a strange sense of malaise, he must come face to face with the challenge the holiday presents, and the wolf he left behind.

Can the magic of pack bring them together again?

 

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National bestselling author, Heather Long, likes long walks in the park, science fiction, superheroes, Marines, and men who aren’t douche bags. Her books are filled with heroes and heroines tangled in romance as hot as Texas summertime. From paranormal historical westerns to contemporary military romance, Heather might switch genres, but one thing is true in all of her stories–her characters drive the books. When she’s not wrangling her menagerie of animals, she devotes her time to family and friends she considers family. She believes if you like your heroes so real you could lick the grit off their chest, and your heroines so likable, you’re sure you’ve been friends with women just like them, you’ll enjoy her worlds as much as she does.

 

Connect with Heather:

Website: http://www.heatherlong.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HeatherLongAuthor
Twitter: twitter.com/HVLong

 

 

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51qylj6nwtl-_uy250_Title: Gift for the Boss:  Billionaire Romance Christmas Novella, Managing the Bosses Series

By: Lexy Timms

Publisher: Dark Shadow Publishing

Publication Date: December 17, 2015

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

 

Book Blurb:

Having just moved upstairs from her suite into his mansion home, she’s adjusting to the new life and incredibly happy for the first time in a long time. She can’t stop feeling the holiday spirit! Alex and Jamie are spending their first Christmas together and want to make it memorable, and perfect. How adorable can new love be when you have the perfect Boss and boyfriend?

 

About the Author:

Dealing in Antique Jewelry and hanging out with her awesome hubby and three kids, Lexy Timms loves writing in her free time.

Connect with Lexy:

Website: http://lexytimms.wix.com/savingforever

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SavingForever/

 

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Now that you have viewed these books, you are probably saying to yourself…”great, I guess I will have to go look them up if I want to purchase them!”  And, no, you do not have too.

Go to instafreebie: http://blog.instafreebie.com/see-first-romance-nicole-zoltack-kristin-wallace-and-heather-long/

Click on the title of the book.  Sign up for the author’s newsletter and you will receive a free copy of the book!

Isn’t that wonderful?

 

Don’t forget to leave a comment (Like and Share do not count, although I want you to Like and Share) to be entered into my giveaway.  I will be giving away two $25 Amazon Gift Cards.  One will be given away on December 18th and the other on January 7th.

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Romance Me Novel Writing Contest

romancenovelcurFree Entry – Be it historical or contemporary, a grand love story or the gripping tale of a torrid affair, through December 15, 2016,  submit your Romance novel for the chance to win prizes and be read by judges from Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group.

This is an open call for writers of romance novels targeted towards an adult audience or a young adult/adult crossover audience.

First prize $200, consultation, and submission to partner publishers and agents.

Second prize $100 and same.

Third prize $50 and submission to partner publishers and agents.

Deadline December 15, 2016.

Novels must be a minimum of 40,000 words (although submissions can be a 30-page sample of the full manuscript).

Contest by: Romance Me

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Wanted – Old Books

Wanted Poster1Was your book published prior to January 1, 2012?

If so, how are the sales for this book?

If it is not doing so well, “Relaunch” it.

In 2015, I will be creating an online magazine that will bring older books to the attention of new readers.

The magazine will be released quarterly:

March, June, September, and December.

This is a FREE magazine.  I will be able to keep it free because I will be selling advertisement space.

 

I am still working out many things to get this magazine off the ground.

If you are interested in showcasing your book in the March 2015 issue, please visit

http://www.cynharris.com/magazine.html

to fill out the information request form

As things get worked out—like a name for the magazine, etc. – I will announce them here on this blog.

 

 

 

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