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Does the Pop Singer Meet the Love of Her Life?

By:  Tara Randel
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Publication Date: March 1, 2017
Genre: contemporary romance

Book Excerpt: The help only he can offer…Cypress Pointe, Florida, is a long way from LA, where pop singer Cassie Branford needs a hit to prove she’s not a two-album wonder. But her case of writer’s block could be over when the struggling songwriter meets Luke Hastings at a family wedding.

The legendary musician walked away from success at the height of his career. Yet Luke is already inspiring Cassie with his dedication to building a permanent community outreach center for troubled teens. Volunteering to help bring music into these kids’ lives is also bringing her and Luke closer. Maybe they’re not as different as he thinks…

Author Bio: Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA TODAY bestselling author of fifteen novels. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. She is currently working on new stories for Harlequin Heartwarming, The Business of Weddings series, as well as books in the Amish Inn Mysteries. Visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at Tara Randel Books

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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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Molly’s Misadventures

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By: D. E. Haggerty

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Book Excerpt: Danny clears his throat and turns to me. “I was going to ask you something about your blog.” I raise an eyebrow at him. “Why don’t you ever blog about me?”

I nearly choke on my wine. “Blog about you? The blogs are about my dates.”

“Babe, pay attention.” He grabs my chin. “What do you think we’re doing?”

My eyes nearly pop out of my head. “Being good friends?”

He shakes his head. “Um, no. I’m wooing you.”

“Wooing me?”

“Yeah, wooing.” He points between us. “Do you think I drink wine on my porch with just anyone?”

I’m confused. “You don’t like wine?”

He chuckles. “Look at me. I’m a single guy with a kid. Why would I have wine in the house?”

The dominoes begin to fall in place. “Oh.”

“Yeah, oh. Come over here.”

He takes my wine and places it on the ground next to his glass before firmly grabbing my head and planting his lips on mine. The kiss is soft, sweet, and everything that’s right in the world. And it’s not enough. I want, no need, more. I grab his neck and pull him closer. He growls and grabs my head to tilt it to his liking so he can deepen the kiss. I’m putty in his hands by the time he eases up and pulls back. What. Just. Happened?

61wjqetmdvl-_ux250_Author Bio: I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on from my mom’s Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew to Little Women. When I wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, I was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories which have thankfully been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along, robbing me of free time to write and read, although I did manage, every once in a while, to sneak a book into my rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, I went back to school and got my law degree. I jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into my legal career, I was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. I quit my job and sat down to write a manuscript, which I promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. But being a lawyer really wasn’t my thing, so I quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out being a B&B owner wasn’t my thing either. I decided to follow the husband to Istanbul for a few years where I managed to churn out book after book. But ten years was too many to stay away from ‘home’. I packed up again and moved to The Hague where I’m currently working on my next book. I hope I’ll always be working on my next book.

Author Contact Links: Website: http://dehaggerty.wordpress.com
Blog: https://dehaggerty.wordpress.com/category/mymusings/
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Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/D.E.-Haggerty/e/B00ECQBURU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_5?qid=1438239628&sr=8-5
Email: dena@dehaggerty.com

Where to purchase the book: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mollys-Misadventures-D-E-Haggerty-ebook/dp/B018BKJOLQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1448185702&sr=8-1&keywords=molly%27s+misadventures
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Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mollys-misadventures-de-haggerty/1123014815?ean=9781523236169
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/molly-s-misadventures

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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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New Release – Dangerous Regrets

51xmna2dyflTitle of Book: The Men of Machismo: Dangerous Regrets

By: Morgan Kay

Publisher: Sleeping Dragon Press

Publication Date: February 6, 2017

Genre: Romance

Book Excerpt: “Sorry, bro.” The unknown man muttered as he strode to the door. Killian had already reached across his body for the shoulder upholster that wasn’t there. Thank God for that, his rapid-fire reactions might have caused an incident in the sleepy town. His eyes squeezed shut as he took a deep breath, trying to quell his fight or flight response. His reaction veered to fight nine out of ten times. It would probably be best to leave.

He exhaled and opened his eyes to an attractive brunette attired in a referee shirt complete with a silver whistle.

The woman smiled at him. “Can I help you?”

He blinked. Did he need her to officiate at a pickup softball game? The televisions, the bar, the name Sweaty’s, and the bizarre referee outfit all added up to sports bar. It should worry him that it took him so long to add up the clues. Even though he took a bullet to the thigh, his brain took the biggest hit. He might as well give up his Man Card if it took him seconds to register the second home of most men, the sports bar. Killian managed a tight smile.
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“Well, I was hoping to get something to eat, but it looks pretty crazy.”

The woman wrinkled her nose. “It’s a little bit, but most of the customers are drivers that popped in for the rally. The majority already settled up their bills and should be headed out to the track to warm up before tonight’s race. I can get you a seat next to the kitchen if you don’t mind?” She gestured with the hand holding her order pad to a small table against the wall and next to the kitchen door.

“Suits me.” It did since his back would be against the wall. He exhaled heavily, knowing he shored up the cop stereotype by wanting to have a wall behind him. He backed into parking places for a quick getaway too when possible. Not all stereotypical behavior was a bad thing. Some were more of a survival mechanism.

He allowed the cute waitress to lead the way while his eyes dipped briefly to how well she filled out her shorts. Killian brought his eyes up fast not wanting her to catch him ogling. Some labels he didn’t want. At the table, the woman handed him a menu, but he handed it back. No need to look when he knew what he wanted. He peered at her nametag, which was pinned to a noteworthy chest. Why did women do that and then accuse men of staring at their breasts?

“Darcy, I know what I want.”

The woman shifted her weight on her feet and flushed a little, which puzzled him.

“What would that be?” She held her pen over the order pad.

“Burger platter. The biggest one you have with fries. Beer. Anything on tap, except light.”

She dashed the pencil across the pad before reading the order back. “One Come to Daddy combo with fries and onion rings. Beer on tap.” She lifted her eyebrows.

“Yeah. Sounds good. Not too sure about the name though.”

His comment surprised a chuckle out of Darcy.

71txznmeyxl-_ux250_Author Bio:

Morgan K Wyatt writes steamy romances with a side of laughter under the name of Morgan Kay. The wisecracking heroines and hunky heroes are similar to the ones in her mainstream novels, but in the Steamy Interludes series, the bedroom door is left open. Blind Date, short novella, made it to number 3 on Amazon Super Short Romances Reads. Puppy Love made it number 1 on humorous erotic Amazon list. Morgan is an award-winning and Amazon best seller author.

Connect with Morgan:

Website: http://www.morgankwyatt.com

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Morgan-Kay/e/B01C7E4NZE

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

Purchase:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N4P6TB3

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The Valentine Matchmaker Collection

valentine-matchmaker-large-boxed-set-2-300x300Title of Book: The Valentine Matchmaker Collection

Genre: Sweet Romance/Inspirational

Book Excerpt: from WHY NOT’s heroine Amber Wynot:
“I’m willing to work hard to see what I can do. I will not allow your opinions to dissuade me.”

He turned to her then, surprised. The white fur collar of her coat reflected in eyes as dark green as the scrubby pines and juniper surrounding them. She’d been leaning in front of him for a better view, and now sat back.

“Can I give you some advice?”

She nodded.

“Be careful how close you are to the edge before you jump to conclusions.” He tapped the reins lightly.

She bit her lip to keep from smiling.

As the wagon continued down the road, she studied the big, handsome man next to her. He had a pleasing profile and a fine line of dirt along the side of his neck where his quick wash up ended. According to Mrs. Bunch, Mr. Morrison was the head stonemason for both the Hermit’s Rest project and the one called The Lookout. A respected employee in the Fred Harvey Company. She needed an ally. Maybe there was a better way.

“Thank you.”

“For what?”

“For not being angry about what happened back there.” Next to her on the bench like this, he seemed to be as solid and square as the stones he worked with. Maybe more so with his pants and boots covered with grit.

“Who says I wasn’t angry?” One fetching dimple appeared in his cheek, above his still dusty beard.

Why couldn’t he be twice her age and half as good-looking?

Author Bio: Debra E. Marvin tries not to run too far from real life but the imagination born out of being an only child has a powerful draw. Besides, the voices in her head tend to agree with all the sensible things she says. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Sisters in Crime, and serves on the board of Bridges Ministry in Seneca Falls, NY. Her published novellas include, “Alarmingly Charming” in Austen in Austen Vol 1 from WhiteFire Publishing, “Desert Duet”, “Starlight Serenade” and “Why Not” from Forget Me Not Romances. Debra works at Cornell University, and enjoys her family and grandchildren, obsessively buying fabric, watching British programming and traveling with her childhood friends

Author Contact Links:

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/ e/B018QCI2AS

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDebraEMarvin/

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Where to purchase the book:

LINK TO BUY VALENTINE MATCHMAKER COLLECTION

https://www.amazon. com/dp/B01MRZHVUT

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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

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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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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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True Love at Christmas

51bzpjqi80lTitle: True Love at Christmas

By: Juliette Duncan

Publication Date:  December 3, 2016

Excerpt: (from Amazon)

Margaret and Harold had planned to spend Christmas in London with their twin daughters, Chloe and Sophie, but when Harold comes home ill from work one day, their plans are thrown into disarray. Will they be happy spending Christmas at home when they’d been so looking forward to their trip and to meeting their two small grandchildren for the first time? Will their son, Harrison, be able to make the day special by springing a few surprises on his parents? This short Christmas love story will be sure to warm your hearts this festive season.

 

51wjnlv-nrl-_ux250_Author Bio:

Juliette Duncan is a Christian fiction author, passionate about writing stories that will touch her readers’ hearts and make a difference in their lives. Although a trained school teacher, Juliette spent many years working alongside her husband in their own business but is now relishing the opportunity to follow her passion for writing stories she herself would love to read. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Juliette and her husband have five adult children, seven grandchildren, and much loved elderly long-haired dachshund.
Apart from writing, Juliette loves exploring the great world we live in and has traveled extensively, both within Australia and overseas. She also enjoys social dancing and eating out.
Juliette’s first published series, “The Madeleine Richards Series”, was written specifically for middle-grade girls as she has a real interest in that age group, and she believes the more they can be encouraged to read good, wholesome books the better. Her most recent series is a Contemporary Christian romance set in sunny Brisbane.

Website: julietteduncan.com

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Snow Kissed – Free Today on Amazon

51qycs3iwzlTitle: Snow Kissed: An English Christmas Holiday Romance

By: Lisa Swallow, USA Today bestselling author

Publication Date: December 14, 2015

Genre: Romance

Excerpt: (from Amazon book page)

Sadie’s holiday season is officially off to the worst start ever. After losing her job a week before Christmas and starting a fight in a toy store, she decides to throw in the tinsel and heads to the English Cotswolds early for a quiet Christmas with her family.

She wasn’t counting on the complications caused by her sister’s Christmas wedding. Or the groom’s brother and best man, Jamie. 

The wealthy, charming Jamie is everything Sadie tries to avoid. But the best man has a secret that will change everybody’s Christmas.

In the snow-kissed Cotswolds, will Sadie have a happy holiday after all?

 

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