Tuesday, April 23, 2019

10 Weeks of Romance Giveaways!

Welcome to WEEK 9 of the 10 Weeks of Romance Giveaways!

Ten of some of the best authors in the inspirational and sweet romance genres are hosting a 10 Weeks of Romance Giveaway to celebrate their new Resort to Romance series!

Here’s the series premise:

It’s Matchmaking Week at an all-inclusive resort on a private island in the Bahamas. Each guest has been expertly paired and is here to enjoy one full week with their match. While there’s no money-back guarantee on the paid trip, the participants are guaranteed to find love!

Each week beginning Tuesday, February 19th through the week of Tuesday, May 7th, a new book by a new author in the series will release, and you have the chance to win one, some, or the grand prize which includes all ten novellas plus a $150 Amazon gift card!

Here’s how it works: Register at the rafflecopter below. We’ll randomly select a winner each Tuesday. And the great thing about this giveaway is the books build with every author’s new release! That means your entries roll over each week all the way up the grand prize.

This week’s prize is: Rematched by Julie Jarnagin

Courtney Bailey is ready for her new adventure, fostering kids in need. First, she’s agreed to go through a matchmaking week at a Caribbean resort. With no interest in actually falling for anyone while she’s there, Courtney hopes the crazy scheme will satisfy her mother who’s worried Courtney has given up on love. Courtney’s shocked when she’s matched with her ex-fiancĂ©, Tyler Dunn, but giving into feelings for Tyler would only ruin her big plans.

After leaving his ten-year career in the army because of a back injury, Tyler is heading to Joy Island to escape his problems and decide what his next step in life will be. He never expected that trying to figure out his future would lead him back to the most painful part of his past—Courtney Bailey. Still, he’s enticed by the thought of spending the week with his gorgeous ex, but when he starts falling for her for a second time, he doesn’t know if he can handle another heartbreak. 

Be sure to stop by Johnnie Alexander's blog next Tuesday to see what book is being added to the giveaway.

Here's where you enter: Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Cover Reveal - Molly - Beach Brides Series

I'm excited to reveal my cover for Molly, Book #3 in the Perfect Match Series.  This new romance series is written by six USA Today Bestselling Authors and each story promises to be a lot of fun! 

Molly - Perfect Match

Molly McShea, a relationship columnist for a national women’s magazine, is assigned to write an article about Perfect Match, a new matchmaking travel agency. When her date doesn’t show, she’s determined not to lose the promotion she’s been working toward or the chance to redeem her reputation after an ugly, public break-up.
Sean Logan started a new life as a surf instructor so that he could escape his painful past. He’d let himself get pressured into signing up for a dating site, but he finds out his date is planning to post his photo all over social media and write about their week together in a popular magazine. He knows he can’t let Molly get in the way of his privacy or his brother’s quiet life on the island. But he must ultimately decide if falling in love with his perfect match could be worth all the risks.

You can view all the Perfect Match covers and read the blurbs on my Facebook page.
All six books in the Perfect Match Series are coming May 1st through June 5th 2018, and they'll be available for pre-order in April. Grab your beach umbrella and prepare for six weeks of romance and fun in the sun with a brand-new series brought to you by USA Today bestselling authors… Perfect Match! A follow-on series to last summer's hit, Beach Brides!. Six exciting, sweet novellas linked by a unifying theme. You’ll want to read each one!


Six women receive invitations from Dawson Yates, owner of Perfect Match, a brand-new online matchmaking travel agency for a free week-long vacation to the island of her choice. As part of an extensive promotional campaign, Dawson expects to make six perfect matches that he can use to champion his business. The women expect to meet the men of their dreams. What none of them anticipates is the chaos that ensues when six couples who were strangers before agreeing to spend the week together discover that love is a lot more complicated than a match made by computer algorithms. Join Bree, Marni, Molly, Jade, Ava, and Maeve as they embark on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation in the pursuit of love.

Find all the Perfect Match novellas at Amazon!

BREE (Raine English) – May 1, 2018
MARNI (Aileen Fish) – May 8, 2018
MOLLY (Julie Jarnagin) – May 15, 2018
JADE (Rachelle Ayala – May 22, 2018)
AVA (Denise Devine) – May 29, 2018
MAEVE (Josie Riviera) – June 5, 2018

**$2.99 on Kindle, FREE in Kindle Unlimited**

Monday, February 5, 2018

Making a House Our Home

2017 was a year of changes for our family. A new job for my husband, brought about an out-of-state move from Oklahoma to Louisiana. That meant meeting new people, my son is going to a new school, finding a new church, and of course, moving into a new house.

Before we even walked into the house we eventually bought, my husband told the Realtor this one would be my favorite, and he was right. I don't know if it was the huge trees in the front yard, which are especially hard to come by in Oklahoma, but it turned out to be the right home for our family.

It was built in the 90s, the era of honey oak cabinets and shiny brass fixtures (which are very different from the trendy brass fixtures of today), but the previous owners had already done some renovating, leaving us with a manageable amount of updating to do.

One of the first things we did was paint a lot of the darker colors a light and neutral shade of gray. I used Sherwin Williams Repose Gray in many of the rooms. We also hired a painter to fill in the wood grain on the orange-looking oak cabinets and paint them two-tones of gray. We also replaced many of the light fixtures with more industrial, black fixtures.

One project we put off until just a couple of weeks ago was painting over the brown in the living room with Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray. I'm really happy with how bright and updated it feels now.

Just as I was looking for the right decor to finish off the space, someone from Commercial Palm Trees contacted me and asked if I would like to review a product. I selected the Fiddle Leaf Tree you'll see in the photo to the left, and it turned out to be a great addition to my living room. I'm not usually a fan of fake plants in a home, but this is proof that they've come a long way! You can't even tell it isn't real, and bonus, I can't kill it. The base, was a small black plastic container, so I found this rustic bucket from another part of the house, and it worked perfectly. If you're interested in reviewing one a product for the folks at Commercial Palm Trees, let me know, and I'll pass on the information to you.

So, my most recent project has been using General Finishes Java Gel Stain to update the banisters to our stairs. I can't post photos yet, because lesson learned, dry times in a humid place like southern Louisiana take forever, but I'm almost finished.

Monday, May 22, 2017

New Release - Meg: Beach Brides

I'm excited to announce that I'm kicking off a brand-new series with a great group of authors. My book, Meg, is the first book in the Beach Brides Series. Here's a little about the series and Meg.

 Grab your beach hat and a towel and prepare for a brand new series brought to you by twelve New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors...

Beach Brides! Fun in the summer sun! Twelve heartwarming, sweet novellas linked by a unifying theme.You'll want to read each one!

BEACH BRIDES SERIES (Meg) Twelve friends from the online group, Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to finally meet in person during a destination Caribbean vacation to beautiful Enchanted Island. While of different ages and stages in life, these ladies have two things in common: 1) they are die-hard romantics, and 2) they've been let down by love. As a wildly silly dare during her last night on the island, each heroine decides to stuff a note in a bottle addressed to her "dream hero" and cast it out to sea!

Three weeks later, Meg Mullen's community theater is on the verge of closing if she can't raise the money to save it, but she's running out of time and needs a miracle. Television producer, Elliot Campbell, finds a message in a bottle from the perfect female contestant for his reality dating show. All he has to do is talk Meg into taking the job, convince her to choose one of the contenders, and figure out how to keep from falling in love with her himself.

Amazon - Free with Kindle Unlimited! $2.99 on Kindle!
Barnes and Noble - Paperback Only
Goodreads Find all of the Beach Brides at Amazon!

MEG (Julie Jarnagin)
TARA (Ginny Baird)
NINA (Stacey Joy Netzel)
CLAIR (Grace Greene)
JENNY (Melissa McClone)
LISA (Denise Devine)
HOPE (Aileen Fish)
KIM (Magdalena Scott)
ROSE (Shanna Hatfield)
LILY (Ciara Knight)
FAITH (Helen Scott Taylor)
AMY (Raine English)

Meet the authors of Beach Brides!

USA Today bestselling author JulieJarnagin (Meg) writes sweet and inspirational romance.

Ginny Baird (Tara)is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance.

Stacey Joy Netzel (Nina)is a NY Times bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense.

Grace Greene (Clair),a USA Today bestselling author,writes sweet contemporary romance and women's fiction.

Melissa McClone (Jenny)is a USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary romance.

Denise Devine (Lisa)is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic comedy and contemporary romance.

Aileen Fish (Hope)is a USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary and Regency historical romance.

Magdalena Scott (Kim)is a USA Today bestselling author of small town sweet romance and women's fiction.

USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield (Rose) writes sweet historical and contemporary romances, liberally sprinkled with humor.

Ciara Knight (Lily)is a USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary and historical western romance.

Helen Scott Taylor (Faith)is a NY Times bestselling author of sweet contemporary romance.

Raine English (Amy)is a USA Today bestselling author of sweet contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

New Release: Finding Joy by Melanie Snitker

New Release: Finding Joy by Melanie D. Snitker

Sometimes, what looks like a dead end, is really a new beginning.
A horrific accident changed everything for Parker Wilson. Unable to find solid footing in his disrupted life, he returns to his family's ranch, a place he thought he'd left behind for good. The scars on his face are a daily reminder of all he's lost, yet his mom still insists he needs to stop hiding and live his life again. The beautiful new employee she hires is the last thing he needs, despite his mom's best intentions, and he'll do whatever it takes to make the girl quit and regain the peace and quiet he prefers.
Nothing short of desperation would force Chelsea Blake to work on a local cattle ranch. But if she's going to avoid her parents' judgment when they arrive in three weeks, she must turn the temporary job into a permanent one. Between dodging mud, feeding longhorn cattle, and dealing with a handsome boss who keeps giving her the cold shoulder, staying gainfully employed is proving to be a challenge. Chelsea may not be cut out for ranch life, but her determination to succeed is stronger than Parker's efforts at forcing her to leave.
Unprepared to discover all they have in common, if they set aside their initial dislike, they just might find joy beyond measure.

Finding Joy is only $0.99
Now through February 19th

Check out the entire Love's Compass Series
and experience the stories of faith, love, and family. 

About the Author:
Melanie D. Snitker has enjoyed writing for as long as she can remember. She started out writing episodes of cartoon shows that she wanted to see as a child and her love of writing grew from there. She and her husband live in Texas with their two children who keep their lives full of adventure, and two dogs who add a dash of mischief to the family dynamics. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys photography, reading, crochet, baking, archery, target shooting, learning about essential oils, and hanging out with family and friends.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

New Release - The Vegas Proposal

Hi, readers. I'm excited to let you know about my brand new sweet romance - The Vegas Proposal!

A celebrity wedding would save her family’s Las Vegas chapel—as long as she doesn’t fall for the groom.
The Traditions Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas has been in Claire Grigg’s family for three generations, and she dreams of restoring the struggling chapel to its original glory. When Claire discovers the chapel’s financial problems and the strain it’s putting on her parents’ marriage, Claire commits to doing whatever it takes to save the business.

Vegas is the last stop on Ben Karr’s tour, and he’s afraid he’ll soon be added to a long list of one-hit wonders. He’s determined to prove that his talent deserves to be taken seriously and all the sacrifices his grandmother made were worth it. He’s known more for his frequent break-ups with famous women than his music. Until he can repair his public image, Ben’s label refuses to invest in another album.

Ben devises a radical plan to save his career––a fake wedding to his starlet ex-girlfriend—but the adorable chapel director and her talk of true love and commitment is making him rethink the scam. Will Claire and Ben let go of their dreams and risk it all to grab onto a shot at true love?

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

10 Christmas Gifts for a Reader's Soul by Julie Jarnagin

Merry Christmas, Readers!

I love this time of year - the decorations, the Christmas movies, and the excitement on my kids' faces. But I don't love the mall or the crowds. I'd rather spend my time at home with a book.

So I've done most of my shopping this year online. In my searching, I've found some fun, unique gifts for any book lover!

1. Tea or Coffee - Who doesn't love to curl up with a good book and a warm drink! This tea comes complete with literary quotes.

2. Personal Library Kit - Have you ever been excited to loan out a book you loved, never to have it returned? This personal library kit will be a favorite of any avid hardback or paperback reader.

3. Cozy Socks - Socks are perfect for a evening reading by the fireplace. These fun socks even have a Pride and Prejudice quote and a Jane Austen inspired design.

4. A Bag for Carrying (what else?!) Books - Readers need something for lugging around all those books. Why not make it a bag with a fun saying!

5. A Warm Blanket - A soft throw is perfect for keeping your favorite reader warm while curled up with a book.

6. A Reading Journal - Perfect for keeping track of all the books they've read.

7. Bookends - There are so many to choose from - beautiful, quirky, fun...

8. A Kindle Cover - What better way for a reader to show off his or her personality than with a unique ereader cover!

9. A Kindle or ereader - Even for those who love a paperback book in their hand, an ereader is handy to keep in the car or bag.

10. Books...of course - A book lover never has enough. Or consider giving them a gift card to spend on their wishlist.

My New Release!

Engaged by Friday by USA Today bestselling author Julie Jarnagin

Can a fake engagement lead to lasting love?
After her boyfriend dumps her instead of proposing, Mary Beth wants nothing to do with her ten-year high school reunion. Especially because if she shows up without a date, she’ll lose a bet with her high school nemesis. Christian is too busy with his camping equipment startup to date—until his sister sets him up online. The chance connection could help his business—if he agrees to Mary Beth’s dramatic request that he pretend to be her fiancĂ©. But when make-believe becomes something more, they must decide if this new love can last…