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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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Mr. Jollytologist, making the holidays joyful

(Allen Klein) is “a noble and vital force watching over the human condition.” – Jerry Lewis

Allen Klein is an author of 18 books, including the best-selling book, The Healing Power of Humor.

Q:  What is your name?

A:  Allen Klein (aka, Mr. Jollytologist)

Q:  What country do you live in?

A:  United States

Q: What is the title of your current book?

A:  The Art of Living Joyfully: How to be Happier Every Day of the Year.

Q:  What holidays do you celebrate during this time of the year?  Which one is your favorite and why?

A:  Thanksgiving. Because it brings together good friends, family wonderful food, and lots of laughter.

Q:  What colors would you use to describe the holiday season?

A:  Orange and brown for Thanksgiving, red and green for Christmas, and blue for Chanukkah.

Q:  What is your favorite holiday movie & song?

A:  Movie – White Christmas; Song – Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.

Q:  What is your favorite holiday book?

A:  Any Robert Sabuda pop-up Christmas book.

Q:  What do you enjoy most/least about the holiday season?

A:  Most: the special holiday foods, like German stollen, cranberry sauce, etc. and the festive decorations.  Least: the crowds.

Q:  If you were given a superpower, as a gift for one day, what would it be and what would you do?

A:  My superpower would be to heal all the anger and pain in the world.  I’d use it to heal a hurting world.

Q:  Do you call the jolly old fat man – Santa Claus, St. Nick, Kris Kringle, or something else?  If something else, what do you call him?

A: Santa Baby

Q:  If Santa was real and lived at the North Pole, would you want to visit and why?

A:  Of course I want to visit him. I’d certainly want to experience and be around anyone that jolly.

Q:  If time and money were no problem, where would you go and what would you do during this holiday season?

A:  I’d take a round the world trip and spend five days in all the major capitals of the world.

Q:  What message would you like to send to those reading this blog?

A:  That you always have a choice to be happy. So have a happy holiday, no matter what.


Happy Holidays Allen!

Looking for a motivational speaker?

Look no further than here.  Visit Allen Klein’s website to bring Humor to the Workplace.

From Allen Klein’s web site:

“Allen Klein, MA, CSP* (aka “Mr. Jollytologist®”) is an award-winning professional keynote speaker and best-selling author who shows audiences worldwide how humor can help them deal with everyday trials and tribulations as well as triumphing over tragedy.

“Allen is the 2009 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor.

“Klein’s books have been published in eight different languages (English, Spanish, Danish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Hungarian, and Turkish) with over 500,000 in print.”

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