Kickoff to Summer Book Sale

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Kickoff to Summer Reading Book Sale!!
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Genre: Romantic-Suspense
22 Pages
 
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Whistlin’ Dixie (Tempered Steel ) by Maggie Adams

Genre: Rom Com/Contemporary Romance
243 Pages
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Revelations: Confessions of a Dirty Girl by T.S. Irons
Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense.
152 Pages

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by Jade C. Jamison
Genre: Romance anthology
256 Pages
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Summer Angel by Samantha Jacobey
Genre: paranormal suspense love story
112 Pages
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Dark Angel by Samantha Jacobey

Genre: paranormal love story novella
112 Pages
 
 
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Loving Jessie’s Girl by LA Remenicky
Genre: suspense love story novella

 

90 Pages
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The Binding by Samantha Jacobey
Genre: suspense love story novella
125 Pages
Teach Me to Prey by Samantha Jacobey
Genre:  mystery suspense love story novella
153 Pages
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Stranded on Vail Mountain by Desiree L. Scott
Genre: suspense romance novella
81 Pages
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Christmas Candy
by Samantha Jacobey
Genre: Contemporary Romance Novella
143 Pages
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Christmas Eve (Sweet Christmas Series #2)

by Samantha Jacobey
Genre: contemporary love story novella
73 Pages
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                                 Genre: literary fiction novella
                                65 Pages
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Last Chance Christmas (A Fairfield Corners Novella)
by L.A. Remenicky
Genre: contemporary romance novella
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Rosinanti: the Decimation of Casid(Rosinanti 1.5) by Kevin J. Kessler

                       Genre: Fantasy Action Adventure
                           58 pages
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by Martin Ferguson
Genre: Young adult, adventure / historical fiction
228 pages

                               Broken Earth by Lee Ryder

Genre: Dystopian
246 Pages
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by Annie Rose Welch
Genre: Romance Full
144 Pages
 
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The Misguided Confession by Dahlia Donovan

Genre: Paranormal Romance
167 Pages
 
 
 
 
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by Ellen Whyte
Genre: Romance
100 Pages
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We Are Vengeful Addiction: Lexi (A Vengeful Addiction #1)
by Bre Meli
Genre: Rocker Romance
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
231 Pages
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A Moment in the Sun by Bre Meli
Genre: Paranormal Romance
355 Pages
 
 
 
 
 
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Genre: Rockstar Romance
260 Pages
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Genre: Rockstar Romance
260 Pages
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The Undercover Rockstar (Bulletproof #1) by Jenna Galicki

Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
108 Page Novell
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                Branded (Bulletproof #2)

                                  by Jenna Galicki
                                 Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
                                  468 Pages
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by Theresa Troutman
Genre: Contemporary Romance/YA
361 Pages
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Michaels Passion (A Series of Angels #1) by Joel Crofoot
Genre: Paranormal Romance
182 Pages
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Ramatel’s Vow (A Series of Angels #2) by Joel Crofoot
Genre: Paranormal Romance
195 Pages
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Timeless Honor (Mirrors of Time #3) by Amber Dalton
Genre: Time Travel Romance
151 Pages
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Genre: Paranormal Romance
266 Pages
 
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Getting Lucky by Maggie Adams
                                        Genre: Erotic Romantic Novella
                                  63 Pages
                                           Amazon
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Leather and Lace

(Tempered Steel #2) by Maggie Adams
Genre: Romantic Suspense
142 Pages
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Hidden Monsters by London Miller
Genre: Romantic Suspense
404 Pages
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(A Nicki Sosebee Novel)
Romantic suspense
154 Pages
                                             
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Reckless (Triple Threat 1)
by Bella Jeanisse
Genre: Rock Star Romance
206 Pages
 
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Invisible by L.A. Remenicky

Genre:  suspense love story novella
164 Pages


 

 

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Weekends by Lindy S. Hudis
Genre: Romance/suspense

Length: 216 pages 

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It’s LIVE!! The LIFT 4 Autism Auction is open for bidding!

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Win a $25 Winner’s Choice Gift Card in the LIFT Celebration Giveaway!

The Lift 4 Autism Auction is a bookworm’s dream! Featuring hard-to-get, much-sought items from romance favorites like Nicola Yoon, Kristen Ashley, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Corinne Michaels, T.M. Frazier, Marie Force and more than 200 others in celebration of Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month.

Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan founded LIFT 4 Autism a few years ago as a charitable initiative rallying the romance community around autism. All proceeds go to this year’s charitable partner Kulture City, who is doing amazing things for the autism community. Learn more at kulturecity.org.

Specifically, LIFT 2017 will benefit Kulture City’s lifeBOKS program, which provides families with free kits to curtail wandering, a common and potentially life threatening challenge. Proceeds will also benefit Kulture City’s tablet program, which provides iPads to improve communication for non and limited verbal children on the spectrum to families who cannot afford them.

Learn more about the mission of Kulture City and the dangers of wandering in today’s USA Today HEA feature here.

Watch the  lifeBOKS video:  https://www.facebook.com/AutismOnTheMighty/videos/1591316364511099/

HOW WILL WE RAISE FUNDS?

  1. Online Auction, featuring many of your favorite romance authors!

Browse all the amazing items up for bid here:  charityauction.bid/lift4autism (Must register to bid)

Auction Frequently Asked Questions: http://lift4autism.com/auctionfaq

Find the full Author list here:  http://lift4autism.com/contact.

  1. Make a financial donation through the LIFT Campaign.

DONATE here:  bit.ly/LIFT4AutismGIVE

  1. Buy LIFT Wear (T-shirts, totes, mugs, etc…)

https://teespring.com/Lift2017

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4.  Buy the YA Fantasy Anthology Ever In the After for 99¢

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Nook: http://buff.ly/2kM83SX

iBooks: http://buff.ly/2kLTS0j

Kobo: http://buff.ly/2kM2J2f

*All proceeds go to Kulture City!

Connect with LIFT!

*Subscribe to the LIFT mailing list at lift4autism.com.

*Join the LIFT Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/1705524696326889/

*Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/lift4autism/

*Follow us on Twitter:  twitter.com/LIFT4Autism

The auction is LIVE until Friday, April 28, 8:00pm.

LIFT 4 Autism 2017 Blogger Blitz

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Romance authors, readers, and the blogging community around the world have banded together to help shine a light on families living with Autism.  Through the LIFT 4 Autism campaign we have rallied together not only to raise awareness, but to raise funds for this years campaign.

What is Autism?

A mystery to some. A way of life for others. A cause for all since it is now the fastest growing and most common disability in the US. 1 in every 68 children are diagnosed with Autism. Many of these kids will rely on their parents to some degree, depending on severity, all their lives, with estimated costs between 5 to 7 million dollars in services and care over their lifetime. Many of the services those living with Autism require are not covered by insurance. It is an expensive and difficult lifelong diagnosis to navigate.

This year’s LIFT charitable partner is KultureCity, specifically this great organization’s LifeBOKS program. The funds raised through this year’s LIFT campaign will go to purchase life-saving kits for ASD families.

What is LIFT 4 Autism and who is KultureCity?

Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan started LIFT 4 Autism a few years ago as a charitable initiative rallying the romance reading community in April, which is Autism Awareness/Acceptance month. All proceeds go to this year’s charitable partner Kulture City, who is doing amazing things for Autism families. Specifically, LIFT will benefit Kulture City’s lifeBOKS program, which provides families with free kits to curtail wandering, a common and potentially life threatening challenge. Proceeds will also benefit Kulture City’s tablet program, which provides iPads to improve communication for non and limited verbal children on the spectrum to families who cannot afford them.

Details about this years campaign can be found at: lift4autism.com

You can get started supporting LIFT today:

HOW WILL WE RAISE FUNDS?

  1. Online Auction, featuring many of your favorite romance authors!

Find the full list here: http://lift4autism.com/contact. If you are an author and want to donate, sign up here.

Browse all the amazing items up for bid here: charityauction.bid/lift4autism

The auction will be LIVE and open for bidding Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28.

  1. 1-Click the YA Fantasy Anthology Ever In the After for 99¢

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100% of all proceeds will be donated to this year’s Lift4Autism charitable partner. In Ever in the After, 13 authors come together to explore fantastical realms full of supernatural creatures, dark intrigue, and spells that may–or may not–be curses.

Buy links are below:
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Nook: http://buff.ly/2kM83SX
iBooks: http://buff.ly/2kLTS0j
Kobo: http://buff.ly/2kM2J2f

*All proceeds go to LIFT 4 Autism!

 

  1. Buy LIFT Wear! (t-shirts, mugs, totes, etc…)

https://teespring.com/Lift2017

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  1. Make a financial donation through the LIFT Campaign.

DONATE here: https://www.kulturecity.org/lovewithoutwords/lift-4-autism/#lwow-donate

 

Don’t miss a thing this month!

*Subscribe to the LIFT mailing list at lift4autism.com.

*Join the LIFT Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1705524696326889/
*Support the LIFT Thunderclap Campaign: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/54946-lift-4-autism-auction

*Follow us on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/lift4autism/

*Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LIFT4Autism

Right Where I Need To Be

Most of my childhood I struggled with the need to blend in, I desperately wanted to be one of crowd. It didn’t help that my mother was one of the biggest abusers to my ego stating plainly that I should be just like so and so. Sometime in my teenage years it dawned on me that I would never be like the beautiful girls she wanted me to emulate; my hair was too red, too curly, I was too pale, and top it all off I was tall, uncoordinated and didn’t fit into my own body. I was the total package.

Thanks to amazing friends, who also were complete misfits, an amazing father who loved his weird daughter for all her strangeness, and many other puzzle pieces that thankfully fit together I made it out of those awful years mostly unscathed.

 

My adult years I’ve spent no more comfortable in my own skin, but I have spent time trying to shed the old coats of comparison. I have discovered the more time I spend comparing my life to those of others I feel that old sense of shame. Where I cannot live up to the sense of perfection that I somehow have deluded myself into believing I needed to feel whole.

With age brings wisdom. I do understand this more each passing year.

I’m understanding that I will never be perfect and only in my imperfections am I truly unique. A rose among the thorns.

I recall around ten years ago someone saying that very statement to me. She was referring to my bright orange hair standing out in a crowd of people. I still recall the embarrassment I felt at her statement as eyes in the crowd turned to me. What I don’t recall is if I thanked her for her compliment because my mind was playing all the things that people were probably thinking about me. Things I have no way of knowing even exist except my own insecurities, but in my head their looks were saying, “How dare she be a rose,” “She’s not a rose, SHE’s the thorn,” “More like a weed to be to tossed away.”

I have discovered children will humble you like no one else in the world. You see, as I struggled to find my own uniqueness, my children lovingly and unconditionally pointed out how awesome it is was to have a mom with beautiful red hair. For you see neither of them have it. They loved it when strangers told their mother how beautiful her hair was. Their unconditional admiration has helped me overcome one of my biggest comparison shame coats.

It has taken me a lifetime to realize that standing out, being a literal beacon in a crowd, just being who I am, is not a horrible stigma. I’ve stopped comparing myself to the expectations of everyone else and know it’s okay to just be me and I’m right where I need to be.

I may never have classic beauty. I may never be a millionaire (okay that has nothing to do with what I’ve been talking about, more of an observation but it still saddens me), I may never have a lot of things, but I do know there will never be another me. This I do know.

I don’t want to be just another voice lost in the crowd. I don’t want to do things exactly the same way as everyone else. I enjoy being me, although I wouldn’t mind being a little closer to a millionaire (okay I’ll let it go, for now.)

Be a rose. Be a tulip. Be a carnation. Let’s fill the world with a beautiful flower garden. Just be you.

~Kay Daniels
Keep reading, keep writing, keep dreaming.

I Have a Dream

Have you ever had a dream? One that filled you with such joy that the very thought of fulfilling it consumed your every waking thought?

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Every dream doesn’t just happen, sadly. I wish there was a magic wand that granted every thing I wanted and “poof” instant success. However, my fairy godmother is either taking her sweet time, stuck in traffic, or there truly are no mystical wish granting-midnight striking-ballgown granting-prince giving-fairy godmothers. Sigh.

My dream of becoming a published author began over 20 years ago. Shocking, I know. I must have been a toddler when this dream began, right? Okay, maybe just slightly older. Anyway, I had dreams and I dreamed big. A little over 20 years ago I was young, er-younger, working the best job in the world (in a bookstore) and still at a time in my life where I had little to no responsibilities. Not only was I beginning my journey of how to become a writer, but I was also engrossing myself in the authors who were already paving the path of what I wanted to write. You see while working at the bookstore I had my pulse on what has happening in the romance literary world. Reading everything I could get my hands on, I had instant access to magazines such as RWA, which I always read on my breaks, I was able to buy books at a deep discount, which I took great advantage of, and I stocked my home bookshelves with guides on how to research, write, and publish my finished manuscripts. It was pure heaven.

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Yes, I still own everything I ever bought all those years ago. This is just a small sample of my vast dreaming library. I wonder if any of those publishing addresses still work? I also wonder if anyone actually get’s “Happily” published? Hmmmm.

Anyway, it wasn’t long into my young and foolish youth that responsibilities came home to live and dreams had to be shelved. No longer was I able to spend all my earnings on books or spend all my free time on dreaming. A home, a job, and a family took precedence over living a fictional life.

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For the past 20 years my dream would peak out and remind me that it was unfinished. All the books that I had packed away when responsibility took precedence would resurface and the itch would instantly return. I would try to write during quiet times, which were sometimes few and far between. I would research late at night when my kids were sleeping and before I had to sleep and go to work the next day. Somehow, my dream refused to die.

go-live-your-dreamHowever, with each manuscript time passed and with each story idea more time passed until eventually fear settled in to the point that I haven’t picked up those helpful books I purchased 20 years ago in a very long time.

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I’ve focused on raising a family, my job, and so many other things that all the dreams I had so long ago I now face with fear. I dreamed big for so long and even though I’m finally at a point in my life where I have time to focus energy on those dreams I’m completely full of fear. What if I completely fail and everything I ever wanted to achieve never happens? What if I completely suck and then what?

I know that fear is the killer of dreams more than jumping in with both feet and just trying.

It hasn’t been until the past couple years that I even created a writing space and completely unpacked all of those old and outdated resources knowing I’d be forced to face my dreams every time I sat in that space. I find I’m very good at avoiding this spot when I want. Dreams are scary.

Now you should ask, why did I write this and why are there so many Disney or more appropriately Rapunzel themed pictures?

I have a very good answer.

Walt Disney was a man who didn’t let anyone stand in the way of his dreams. He is the ultimate dreamer and Rapunzel was a girl locked away in a tower who was full of dreams, it was all she had until Eugene came and rescued her. She also rescued him from his thieving ways and pretty much from running from his past. I love how Disney portray’s women in their films. The damsel is never a true damsel in distress, it gives young girls so much to look up to besides just looking beautiful awaiting their prince in a tower.

Anyway, Rapunzel had a dream that consumed her every waking thought and she didn’t let anything stand in her way of fulfilling it. No matter what obstacle came in her way she was bound and determined to see it to completion.  Thank you Rapunzel and Disney for reminding me that I can do this. I can’t let fear rule my life.

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This is also important, especially considering just a few years have passed and I’m no longer 20 years old.

Keep Reading. Keep Writing. Keep Dreaming.

2016 Recap, The Best Of

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2016 is almost at a close and I like to take a moment to reflect and look back at my reading list. It’s a chance to remember the books I’ve read sort of like reminiscing with a good friend.

I smile when I see a book I absolutely loved and want to crack open again. I cringe when I see a title I struggled to get through. I kick myself when I see an author I wanted to read more of and didn’t get around to doing yet.

So, without further ado, let me get to the 2016 recap.

1. The perfect writing duo.
The Perfect Gentleman’s Club (series) by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake.

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Murder, mystery, sex, scandal. It was the perfect way to begin 2016. Scandal Never Sleeps, the first book in The Perfect Gentleman’s Club series is well crafted and written by two of the best authors on the market. Put them together and you have the perfect writing duo. They put out 3 books in the series this past year and I hope more come from this dynamic duo.
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2. The Best Romance Novel
Stuck Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.

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Stuck up Suit hit every list as the #1 romance read for 2016 for a good reason. Here is the synopsis:

Hot guy in a suit loses his phone on the morning commute train ride. A good samaritan (or woman who had been ogling him when he dropped it) goes out of her way to return it. Hot-suit is an ass and won’t see her or thank her for going out of her way, but hot-stuck-up suit didn’t expect an obscene gesture pic left on his phone that just happened to be well placed between ample bosoms. Good samaritan never expected him to reach out to her and she also never expected him to be anything but a stuck-up suit, but then sometimes opposites attract when best laid plans aren’t taken.

It is such a good read. I can’t recommend it enough.
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3. My huge girl crush of the year:
Helena Hunting (especially Violet)

Early summer I found a wonderful book, Pucked, and I was instantly hooked. It lead me to read everything I could find that Helena had published, which for this year was a total of 13 books/novellas. I tend to get a little obsessed when I develop a new author crush. If you haven’t found Hunting’s work yet, I suggest you go right away and buy everything. NOW. You won’t regret it.

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Find her on Amazon, Goodreads, Nook, iBooks, www.helenahunting.com/

4. My new favorite-discovered-author-to-keep-watching (or reading) in 2017:
Mia Hopkins

Mia found me and asked if I’d read and review one of her books. As much as I love discovering and adding new authors to my reading list, it is also a big responsibility to give honest feedback to an author when they ask for reviews. I cannot thank her enough for introducing me to her books. I love getting sucked into her amazing worlds and always hate to leave. Make sure you check out everything Mia has to offer.

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Find her on Amazon, Goodreads, iBooks, www.miahopkinsauthor.com/

5.  I’ll be ending 2016 with a few more reviews, so this isn’t the end, quite yet, because we all know this feeling…

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Stay tuned as those reviews will be coming soon.

Until then, have a great holiday season and thank you for tuning in.

Keep reading, keep writing and good fortune.