Book Promo ~ The Christmas Shop

A Stand-Alone Christmas Novella

Cynthia Owens

Maeve Brennan has lost everything she holds dear: her husband, her three children, and finally her home.

Micheál Lynch has one dream: bringing Christmas back to his three young children. He’ll do anything to achieve that dream, even if it means risking his own life.

Can some tiny Christmas angels unite these two lonely souls and bring them a real Christmas…and love?

an excerpt

About the Author:
Cynthia Owens enjoyed a previous career as a reporter/editor for a small chain of community newspapers before returning to her first love, romantic fiction. Her stories usually include an Irish setting, hero or heroine, and sometimes all three.

Cynthia’s books:

The Claddagh Series: Historical Romance Set in Ireland and Beyond

The Wild Geese Series: The Irish Heroes Return

The Christmas Shop
a stand-alone Christmas novella
ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07KHQLLQJ
Kindle Edition/Amazon

Book Promo: The Dog Days of August

Two thousand miles apart, crimes are
committed targeting a famous geologist

WHY?

Unfortunately, people venture where they should not,
and their good intentions turn into bad results.

 

Charlie Guest is visiting the Grand Canyon with his wife, Sophia. As a geologist, he competes throughout the year with other scientists for grant money from the government and various charitable foundations. Charlie needs to expand his research by hiring more people and exploring new terrain. To do that, he needs to obtain a substantial part of the funding at this year’s conference in Las Vegas. In past years he’d done well at this conference. He had garnered seconds or thirds with the appropriate funding attached. His goal, of course, is a first-place award. It would get him the money he needs, along with prestige. On the way to Vegas, however, things happen that threaten his attendance and his life. What is happening, and why? What secrets are being kept, and who is keeping them? Hapless reasoning can end up getting people hurt, and good intentions can turn out poorly. On one of those hot, humid, and rainy days in August, events occur two thousand miles apart that threaten the lives of two families.

Available on
AMAZON

 

Book Promo: Measure Twice, Cut Once

Measure Twice, Cut Once:
Navigating Negativity in Toxic Relationships

 

Are you are tired of taking the blame for OPP (other people’s problems)? Are you are always the responsible party, always doing more than you should? Do you feel used, unloved, unheard, or unwanted? Are you are weary of feeling like a doormat or being dumped on? Are your relationships leaving you feeling exhausted, angry, or hurt? Are you always there to support and help others but left wondering where everyone is when you need the same?

There is an insidious and destructive force in each of our lives that we rarely investigate. Oftentimes we accept it because it comes with people, situations and circumstances that are familiar. It’s what we’ve become accustomed to and accept as the status quo. It is a blueprint that brings pain, often unbearable at times; along with self-defeating patterns that over time can become difficult to recognize or acknowledge. It strips us of our internal balance and peace of mind, devastating the mind, body, and spirit. It’s the thing that goes bump in the night, that keeps us awake as we ruminate over events, words, and actions. It’s the boogey man in our bed, in the meeting, in the marriage, in the friendship, in the family. It is something ONLY YOU have the power to change, yet many times you choose to stay in its grip, almost seeking it out, even as it causes great damage to your personhood. It is a self-made, self-destructive affliction, created by your own willingness to stay locked into the lure of it, even as it works against your health and well-being. It is TOXIC relationships!

Allison Kelly Jones’ passion is people and she opens up her life to help others gain clarity and focus of the behaviors we all exhibit with openness and honesty. Delivering a dual punch to the reality of how we are both co-creators of toxic behavior as well as targets of such behavior, she provides a no nonsense approach to dealing with situations, environments and relationships that require further examination to live authentically and boldly. Asking the hard questions is the key to a more rewarding and fulfilling life and those questions need to be asked and answered if you are not being true to yourself and need to find clarity and closure in relationships. Measure Twice, Cut Once, Navigating Negativity in Toxic Relationships is a quick, powerful and easy read that helps identify toxic behaviors and how to self-correct while teaching others how you want to be treated.

ABOUT ALLISON KELLY JONES:

Allison Jones is a Military Veteran, HR Exec, Relationship Expert, and Author. She is a southside Chicago native who joined the military after high school and traveled the country as a federal contractor and subject matter expert in human resources, business development, and federal personnel programs. She was the on-air talent for her eponymous business show on CBS AM, “The Big Talker” in Washington D.C. Allison spent a vast amount of her career mentoring and coaching many people to personal and business success and has been sought after to deliver powerful and contemporary lectures on topics that engage, empower and inspire people to live their most genuine and happy lives.

Her book, “Measure Twice, Cut Once” is a quick simple guide to nurturing friendships, romantic relationships, and work relationships, which is much needed in the context of our time.

For More Information Visit: http://theallisonjones.com

“In a world where technology has increased global connectivity the world is increasingly disconnected. Measure Twice, Cut Once: Navigating Negativity in Toxic Relationships helps readers understand the dynamics of the relationships closest to them at work and home and how those relationships thrive or perish based on co-behaviors. Measure Twice, Cut Once: Navigating Negativity in Toxic Relationships is a great, easy read that helps us see ourselves and see ourselves in others.”
– Rachel Morrison, Sr. Business Analyst, American Airlines

available from:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Book Promo ~ Premiere: A Romance Writers of America® Collection

 A varied mixture of different genres that all
have something to do with love!

A collection of tales that showcases the breadth and complexity of the world’s most popular genre of fiction, Romance!

New York Times bestselling authors Cindy Gerard and Allison Brennan bring the thrills in their tales of romantic suspense.

New York Times bestselling authors Sabrina Jeffries and Courtney Milan take you on a trip back in time with lush stories of historical romance.

New York Times bestselling authors Vicki Lewis Thompson and Joan Johnston show the wonder of contemporary romance, while New York Times bestselling authors Monica Murphy and Laura Kaye’s New Adult romances delve into the evolving Millennial perspective.

And editor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day’s tale of angels and sizzling desire takes readers to the edge with paranormal romance.

From the first love of Young Adult romance to tales of second chances, LGBT romance to the realms of the supernatural, contemporary to historical, suspense to inspirational, the genre of romance has a story for every reader and this blockbuster inaugural collection from Romance Writers of America showcases it all!

Featuring tales from:  Sylvia DayVicki Lewis Thompson, Lila Bell, Courtney Milan, Amber Lin, Monica Murphy, Regina Scott, Joan Johnston, T.L. Costa, Cindy Gerard, Harper St. George, Erica Ridley, Laura Kaye, Katy Regnery, Allison Brennan,
Lex Valentine, Sabrina Jeffries, and Diane Kelly 

available on Amazon

Amazon Reviews

“I LOVED this anthology. Such a crazy diverse group of authors and romance genres. There was something for EVERYONE. You HAVE to check it out!! I also loved that all the stories were connected in the theme of ‘a wrong number’ – everything about this was awesome!”
– All Romance Reviews

“I absolutely loved this collection of short stories. It was a varied mixture of different genres that all had something to do with love. Whether it was about a second chance at love, finding love in the most unexpected places, or rekindling past flames, they were all incredibly great romances that I truly hope are just precursors to more in a series. I want more from each world and each author. I truly enjoyed every single story in this collection and that is no lie.”
– Book Reader Chronicles

“This decadent and assorted collection of tales is the perfect treat for yourself or a friend this Valentine’s Day! A must read and a must own collection!”
– Books I Love a Latte

About the Author

Romance Writers of America: The Voice of Romance Writers: Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. Founded in 1980, RWA has grown to one of the largest writers associations in the world. RWA represents more than 10,000 members who live in 38 countries. RWA provides programs and services to support the efforts of its members to earn a living from their writing endeavors. If you are interested in becoming a part of this diverse and growing community, visit rwa.org for more information. Like RWA on Facebook: facebook.com/romancewriters; Follow RWA on Twitter: @romancewriters

Book Promo: What Love Feels Like

What Love Feels Like: The Dawn of Human 2.0

Love and science may seem like strange bedfellows, but in a new quasi-fiction collaboration by authors Dave Cunningham and C.K. Tyler, the two subjects dance together in a strange kind of harmony. Science turns its focus on love and tries to find a practical answer to a mystical question: What does love feel like?

Luke and Dawn, both in their mid-60’s, meet via Match.com and fall in love. Their passionate, storybook romance ends when Luke dies of brain cancer. Dawn returns home from the funeral to the shock of hearing Luke’s voice and seeing his face on her computer. His brain had been uploaded into her PC before he died, part of an experiment for which he volunteered – but never told her about.

Luke exists in virtual reality, and researchers ask Dawn to participate in the experiment by becoming wired into the same reality, where she could experience Luke and his magical, “anything is possible” universe with all five senses. As they did in life, the virtual Luke and Dawn explore the meaning of love: Is it something rare and mystical, or just chemical reactions in the brain? In fact, these questions are the focus of the experiment.

What is new love like in one’s golden years? Can a digital copy of the human brain feel love? Can “old dogs” learn new tricks about love? What happens to a person who craves love but can no longer receive it?

These and other questions are explored in a series of love letters and the storyline of What Love Feels Like: The Dawn of Human 2.0, a tale that’s relatable to lovers of all ages.

by David Cunningham & C.K. Tyler

Can love outlive death?

The book grabs you right from the start with a romantic tableau of a couple so comfortable with one another. Reading through back-and-forth emails you easily see how the romance blossomed from mere curiosity on a dating site to a deeply touching and heartfelt romance.

Told through their e-mailed letters, the storybook romance of Lucas and Dawn unfolds in a unique love story which began as a simple post on a dating website, and evolves into an extraordinary relationship that extends beyond Lucas’ death. Given a second chance through a secret government agency, Luke’s consciousness is preserved, and the lovers embark on a journey of discovery as they explore the meaning of life, hope, courage and, above all, What Love Feels Like.

Combined with science fiction (maybe?), the love story takes a twist when Luke passes away and Dawn finds that he had his “brain” uploaded. Knowing that this would give her the chance to keep her love “alive” Dawn soon embraces the possibility.

Without disclosing the ending, the reader becomes truly invested in Luke and Dawn’s romance and relationship. There are possibilities and there are setbacks, but in the end we understand…

This IS “What Love Feels Like”

I would give this special book 5 Potpourri Pots!

What Love Feels Like: The Dawn of Human 2.0
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 978 1 78904 371 6
ISBN: 978 1 78904 372 3 (ebook) 

Available from Amazon.com and johnhuntpublishing.com

Book Promo: Scoundrels Prefer Love

Scoundrels Prefer Love
(Fortune and Glory Book 2)

by Sandra             Sookoo

Adventure is exciting, but love is infinitely more heart-stopping.

Miss Calamity Calloway is the epitome of efficiency, as long as she’s typing travel reports, but when she’s out in the world, the troubles start. Tripping over laces, bumping into people on the street, and tumbling into awkward situations is the order of her days—and unfortunately, her handsome neighbor is usually a witness. All she longs for is a bit of trouble-free adventure.

Mr. Mason Lancaster is a retired American Navy man who has sailed all over the world, met countless dignitaries, and even taken on a stray pirate. A self-proclaimed scoundrel—women just complicate things after all—he’s on the hunt for the man who swindled his parents. When his neighbor, the smart, but clumsy Callie, decides to travel on her own, he joins the party… for her own good.

The mishaps—or adventures depending on who you ask—start before the two even board the ship. Callie’s penchant of falling into scrapes keeps them both busy, and an improper tryst further upsets the delicate friendship between them. But other dangers, lies, and deceptions also dog their steps, forcing Mason to decide where his priorities lie—protecting Callie or bagging his quarry. Perhaps a stroke of luck will correct their fate and prove life’s biggest adventure is worth its weight in trouble.

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About Sandra Sookoo

Sandra Sookoo is a USA Today bestselling author who firmly believes every person deserves acceptance and a happy ending. Most days you can find her creating scandal and mischief in the Regency-era, serendipity and happenstance in Victorian America or snarky, sweet humor in the contemporary world. Most recently she’s moved into infusing her books with mystery and intrigue. Reading is a lot like eating fine chocolates–you can’t just have one. Good thing books don’t have calories!

Book Promo: Romance Writers of America® Presents

Premiere: A Romance Writers of America® Collection

From Romance Writers of America® comes a never-before-published collection of tales that showcases the breadth and complexity of the world’s most popular genre of fiction!

New York Times bestselling authors Cindy Gerard and Allison Brennan bring the thrills in their tales of romantic suspense.

New York Times bestselling authors Sabrina Jeffries and Courtney Milan take you on a trip back in time with lush stories of historical romance.

New York Times bestselling authors Vicki Lewis Thompson and Joan Johnston show the wonder of contemporary romance, while New York Times bestselling authors Monica Murphy and Laura Kaye’s New Adult romances delve into the evolving Millennial perspective.

And editor and #1 New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Day’s tale of angels and sizzling desire takes readers to the edge with paranormal romance.

From the first love of Young Adult romance to tales of second chances, LGBT romance to the realms of the supernatural, contemporary to historical, suspense to inspirational, the genre of romance has a story for every reader and this blockbuster inaugural collection from Romance Writers of America showcases it all!

Plus tales from:
Lila Bell
T. L. Costa
Diane Kelly
Amber Lin
Katy Regnery
Erica Ridley
Regina Scott
Harper St. George
Lex Valentine

Reviews

“I LOVED this anthology. Such a crazy diverse group of authors and romance genres. There was something for EVERYONE. You HAVE to check it out!! I also loved that all the stories were connected in the theme of ‘a wrong number’ – everything about this was awesome!”
– All Romance Reviews
“I absolutely loved this collection of short stories. It was a varied mixture of different genres that all had something to do with love. Whether it was about a second chance at love, finding love in the most unexpected places, or rekindling past flames, they were all incredibly great romances that I truly hope are just precursors to more in a series. I want more from each world and each author. I truly enjoyed every single story in this collection and that is no lie.”
– Book Reader Chronicles”This decadent and assorted collection of tales is the perfect treat for yourself or a friend this Valentine’s Day! A must read and a must own collection!”
– Books I Love a Latte

Romance Writers of America: The Voice of RomanceWriters: Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. Founded in 1980, RWA has grown to one of the largest writers associations in the world. RWA represents more than 10,000 members who live in 38 countries. RWA provides programs and services to support the efforts of its members to earn a living from their writing endeavors.If you are interested in becoming a part of this diverse and growing community, visit rwa.org for more information.

Book Promo: Sisters by Choice

Sisters by Choice:
A Novel (Blackberry Island)

 

Sisters by Choice is a story about what it takes to reach for your dreams. Sophie Lane lost her mom when she was young, and it left scars on her heart that still haven’t healed. How will she ever know if she would make her mother proud, when her mother isn’t here to tell her?

Sophie started a business when she was in college, Clandestine Kitty. Through grit and hard work, she has built it into a cat toy empire—but if she wants to move to the next step in her life and in her business, she has to learn to let others in. I think a lot of us can relate to that feeling of trying to hold on tight to keep everything under control, trying to do everything ourselves to achieve our vision of how things should be. But when we learn to let others help, suddenly life gets a lot brighter.

Cousins by chance, sisters by choice…

After her cat toy empire goes up in flames, Sophie Lane returns to Blackberry Island, determined to rebuild. Until small-town life reveals a big problem: she can’t grow unless she learns to let go. If Sophie relaxes her grip even a little, she might lose everything. Or she might finally be free to reach for the happiness and love that have eluded her for so long.

Kristine has become defined by her relationship to others. She’s a wife, a mom. As much as she adores her husband and sons, she wants something for herself—a sweet little bakery just off the waterfront. She knew changing the rules wouldn’t be easy, but she never imagined she might have to choose between her marriage and her dreams.

Like the mainland on the horizon, Heather’s goals seem beyond her grasp. Every time she manages to save for college, her mother has another crisis. Can she break free, or will she be trapped in this tiny life forever?

Told with Mallery’s trademark humor and charm, Sisters by Choice is a heartfelt tale of love, family, and the friendships that see us through.

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Book Promo: The Dead Gigolo Caper

The Dead Gigolo Caper
(Suds and Sam Book 4)
by Stella Marie Alden

The Dead Gigolo Caper (Suds and Sam Book 4) Kindle Edition

available 2/2/2020

This time, it’s murder but there’s no body and no motive. In fact, there’s no evidence of any foul play except for the word of a nosy busy-body with night-vision binoculars.

Despite big bucks, I suggest we pass on this case but Sam’s family butts in and of course, it explodes in our face. Now, we’re hip deep in a whole lot of shit better left to the police.

The good news? No more Joey. We moved into the loft above our new office space.
The bad news? They’re demolishing the place next door and the jackhammer’s sent our kitten into therapy.

Did I mention I had to gut the bathroom and we have no shower?

“Bill paying?”
“You can have that.”
“Cleaning?”
“I can help.”
“I’ll do laundry as long as you throw your stuff in the hamper.”
“What’s a hamper?”
“I’ll man-splain it to you when we get home.”

Join Suds and Sam in another hilarious, kick-ass adventure. Warning, can become addicting.  Happily ever after guaranteed.

Pre-order Price: $3.99 to be auto-delivered to your Kindle on February 20, 2020

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Book Promo: To Save a Marriage: Game Night Seduction

To Save a Marriage:
Game Night Seduction

by Wendy Marcus

To Save a Marriage

Wendy Marcus has given her readers a delightful story, just in time for the holidays! How great is it, when you read a story and it’s so close to your own life that you find yourself saying, “That very thing has happened to me!” You might just ignore thoseDo not try this at homewarnings by the time you reach the end!” ~Jan Meredith, Award-Winning author of Playing Doctor.

Gambling on seduction to save a marriage…

The holidays are approaching fast, and Annabella Cristy–a thirty-nine-year-old, plumper-than-she’d-like-to-be, mother of three–is determined not to let another year end without reigniting the spark in her marriage. So she enlists the help of three not-so-happily married, similarly sexless friends to stage a seduction of their husbands on game night.

…could be the riskiest bet of all.

When Jack Cristy finds a brand new negligee and a pair of sexy silver stilettoes hidden in the back of the closet he shares with his wife, he knows something’s up. It’s been years since she’s come to his bed wearing anything close to sexy. Why does she have them? And just who the hell is she planning to wear them for?

A short holiday story. Approximately 12,000 words.

Available in Amazon KINDLE

About the Author