Category Archives: Holidays

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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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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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

Visit Juliette’s website and get a free book when you sign up for her newsletter.

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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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Webpage: lisaswallow.net
Twitter: @lisa_swallow_au
Facebook: facebook.com/lisaswallowbooks

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Leave a comment below to be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card.  Drawing will take place January 7th.

Featuring Young Adults and Children’s books in January 2017!

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Christmas Eve

Again, no books!

Wishing all my family members and friends from all around the world a wonderful Christmas Eve filled full of magic and love.

Oh, Holy Night!

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2 Days Before Christmas

No books today!

Instead, I am going to tell a favorite Christmas story.

In 1988, my husband asked me what I wanted or needed for Christmas.

I am a simple person and I don’t need or want much of anything.  I thought about what to say to him and this is what I said: “I want a Christmas Sock stuffed full of fruits, nuts, and candy just like when I was a kid on Christmas morn.”

I didn’t think much about it in the coming days, however, I should have known better.

You see, the first Christmas we spent together after meeting, he asked me the same thing and my response was: “I want a red jeep, a million dollars, and a trip around the world for two.”

On Christmas day, I got exactly what I asked for, but not in my way of thinking, yet it was funny.

monopoly-money2I got a red plastic toy jeep that was parked in the driveway between two vehicles.  I got a million dollars of Monopoly Game money and I got my trip around the world for two by him placing a world globe in the middle of the living room floor and walking me around it.

So, you see.  I really should have seen what was coming.

76881450e85d781040c3eebd9b0d8b04mixedchristmasnutsOn Christmas morn, 1988, I got up and there on the back of a chair in the dining room was one of my hubby’s sock stuffed full of fruit, nuts, and candies–all from my childhood: apples, oranges, grapefruit, bananas, English walnuts, hazelnuts, etc. and the ribbon Christmas candy, etc.

It really did bring back my childhood memories and tears flooded my eyes.

So, this year, when you hang your stocking with care, ask your parents and/or grandparents what did they receive in their stockings on Christmas morn.

One thing is for sure, it was probably nothing electronic!

Enjoy yourself today and this evening and on Christmas Eve, don’t rush around like a chicken with its head cut off.  Instead, enjoy your family and/or friends, eat what you want (in moderation), and laugh.

And if you are a church going person, go to church and enjoy the candlelight service.

Wishing Peace to Everyone!

Merry Christmas!

Cindy Harris

P. S.  Don’t forget to leave a comment so you can be entered into my giveaway of a $25 Amazon Gift Card.  Drawing to take place on January 7th.

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A Cup Full of Midnight

a-cup-full-of-midnightTitle: A Cup Full of MidnightJared Mckean Series
By: Jaden Terrell
Publisher: Permanent Press
Publication Date: August 9, 2012
Genre: Mystery/Murder Mystery

 

Book Excerpt:

Chapter 1

THE CALL CAME three hours into the stakeout, just as the man in the cowboy hat pulled up to the curb in a red Lexus so polished it looked like it had been dipped in molten glass. It was a wet winter afternoon, and a flat gray sky spat sleet and ice onto the windshield of my black and chrome Chevy Silverado pickup. A sweet ride. Not so sweet in the middle of winter with the engine off to keep plumes of exhaust from drawing attention.

Shivering behind the wheel, I blew on my hands to warm them. Then, ignoring the phone vibrating in my cup holder, I lowered the window and reached across the seat for my camera. With the office rent due and Christmas a few weeks away, the two hundred dollars a day plus expenses my client was paying for surveillance shots said whoever was on the phone could wait.

It buzzed again, rattling against the plastic like a hornet against glass. Holding the camera to my eye with one hand, I felt for the phone with the other and pressed a button on the side, cutting the connection.

Across the street, the man in the cowboy hat, smalltime record producer and big time philanderer Richie Barron, clambered out of the driver’s seat and waddled to the passenger side, the tails of his leather duster flapping around his calves. The hat was a prop. He was built like a groundhog, and if he’d ever even been on a horse, it was being led in circles at some kid’s birthday party.

As he reached for the handle of the passenger door, I adjusted the lens and snapped a photo. The phone buzzed again. This time, I glanced over at the caller ID on the illuminated screen. My niece, Caitlin. I frowned. She wouldn’t risk losing her phone privileges to call me in the middle of a school day unless she had a serious problem. But why call me, instead of my brother or his wife?

I lowered the camera and fumbled for the phone with cold-numbed fingers. Flipped it open and held it to my ear.

“What’s going on, Katie-Bear?” I said. At fourteen, she was too old for the nickname, but as her favorite—and only—uncle, I got a special dispensation.

“Hey, Uncle Jared.” Her voice was almost too soft to make out, so I shifted the camera and put a finger in the opposite ear to hear better. “I’m not supposed to have my cell phone out, but . . .”

“But?” Phone tucked between my jaw and shoulder, I aimed the Sony and snapped another picture as Richie slung open the passenger door of the Lexus. Snapped another as a woman in black tights and stiletto-heeled boots emerged, looking like she’d stuffed the bra beneath her fur cape with casaba melons. A minimal background check had identified her as Destiny Mirage, a twenty-two-year-old stripper with musical aspirations. Gypsy Rose Lee meets Dolly Parton.

Caitlin said, “I have to tell you something.”

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Two Unforgettable Christmases

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Title: Two Unforgettable Christmases
By: Morgan St. James
Publisher: Marina Publishing Group
Publication Date: November 23, 2011
Genre: Non-Fiction

 

 

 

 

Blurb:

Author Morgan St. James reminisces about two Christmases during her childhood. The family’s move to Miami from Chicago in 1949 when she was nine was a culture shock for the young Yankee who was smart, wore glasses, wasn’t good at sports and wore shoes to school, She felt like an outcast. See what she experienced that Christmas.

Back in Chicago by the time she was ten, things were much better, but the family had no money. To her that was the best Christmas ever. Find out why.

 

Author Bio:

morgan-headshotThis former interior designer is now a frequent panelist, moderator or speaker. Having written over 600 articles about the craft and business of writing, St. James was inspired to write WRITERS’ TRICKS OF THE TRADE as an easy, fun-to-read guide for writers and authors at all stages of their careers. Available in Kindle, eBook and paperback. She presents writers workshops and co-hosts the WRITERS TRICKS OF THE TRADE show on Blog Talk Radio, as well as publishing the semi-monthly eZine of the same name.

 

 

Website:  www.morganstjames-author.com

Blog:  http://writerstricksofthetrade.blogspot.com

Blog:  http://silversistersmysteries.blogspot.com

Facebook and Twitter: @MorganStJames

 

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And the Winner Is…

Today is the day that I announce the winner of the $25 Amazon Gift Card.

On November 29th, I started featuring holiday books and books that take place during the holidays on this blog.

To be entered into the giveaway, all you had to do was leave a comment.

Several folks stopped by and shared the blog post, however, they never left a comment.

By leaving a comment, I know that you actually read the blog.  You had too in order to know how to enter the giveway.  Plus you picked up some bonuses-extra book chapters, etc.

I want to thank everyone who stopped by and especially to those that entered the giveawy.  I have so enjoyed reading your comments.

Remember also, for each time you stopped by you got an additional entry.

Now the winner is…

Cindy Von Elling

I used Random Name Picker to pick the winner.
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Continue to stop by and leave a comment as I will be giving away another $25 Amazon Gift Card on January 7, 2017.

Also, those who did not win today, your name will stay in the drawing for January 7, 2017!

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