Writers For Hope Auction

Once again, I am honored to be a part of this amazing charity auction. The RAINN organization is one that is near and dear to my heart. For the 2017 Writers for Hope Auction, I am offering the two items listed below. To bid on these items, just click on the links.

1. Autographed Bundle of all five of my novels.

Auction Item #77 

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2. Query + First Chapter Critique

Auction Item #20

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To bid on other generous writing related items, visit: www.writersforhope.com.

For more information on the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network click below:

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Thank you for your support of RAINN!

Long Road Home Release Day!

Long Road Home 

Release Day Celebration!

Today’s the day! Ren and Cayden are officially out in the world! I loved spending time with Ren and Cayden. Long Road Home is a beautiful story of healing, overcoming adversity, finding strength to carry on, leaning on someone else, and giving your heart to someone, even though that might be the scariest notion of all.

Sometimes, getting lost is the only way

to find your way home…

I’m grateful for many things-my work, my apartment, my amazing friends. But after that night years ago, I’m left with an aching weight I can’t escape. And it’s keeping me from living and loving the way I desperately want. So when a ruggedly handsome cop pulls me over, I’m shocked by what just the sight of him does to me-stirring up feelings I didn’t think were possible again.

Cayden Sinclair is undoubtedly one of the good guys. A former Marine who’s so sexy I can’t seem to keep my hands to myself. But there are things I’m not ready to share, things that could change everything between us. Cayden deserves to have the life he’s always wanted-which means walking away from him. But I don’t know if I’ll ever find the strength to let him go . . .

What kind of book birthday would it be without presents? How would you like the chance to win a $25.00 Amazon gift card and a Kindle edition of Long Road Home? For a chance to win, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below!

Long Road Home Rafflecopter Giveaway

Contest runs from 3/7-3/14

Thanks for celebrating the release of  Long Road Home! If you’ve read Long Road Home, consider leaving a short review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, or any other review site. Please know that reviews of all kinds are greatly appreciated!

Let me know what you think of Long Road Home here, too! Comments are always welcome! 🙂

New Adult Scavenger Hunt!!!

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YOU’VE FOUND A TEAM PURPLE  AUTHOR!

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***MEET AMANDA GIASSON AND JULIE B. CAMPBELL, AUTHORS OF

LOVE AT FIRST PLIGHT***

Website-author-Julie-B-Campbell-and-Amanda-Giasson-photoThe Perspective book series was written by two authors: Amanda Giasson and Julie B. Campbell.

After having met by chance in the lineup at their university bookstore on their first day of classes, Amanda and Julie became fast friends. They credit their survival of many of their 3-hour long lectures to their ability to escape to the world of Qarradune.

The truth is that Megan and Irys were born of note-passing in the form of creative writing. While neither author condones this behavior in-class, as it likely does nothing for a student’s grades, it did happen to work out, in their case. It also helped to define the unique writing style shared by the authors in the creation of the story.

The two authors have been steadily working on the Perspective book series, ever since.

Find Amanda, Julie, and Perspective Books on Social Media:

Website Facebook Twitter  | Goodreads | YouTube

***LOVE AT FIRST PLIGHT***
 

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There is more than one perspective to every story. On Qarradune, it takes two points of view to make sense of the world. What you know depends on whose story you are following.

Megan: My life went from ordinary to extraordinary in the blink of an eye. I didn’t know where I was or how I got there. I didn’t know if I would ever see my home or the people that I loved, again. All I did know was that I had to save her.

Irys: Beaten, unwashed, and starving, I was alone, imprisoned, and enslaved. I didn’t want to die, but I was ready. At least, I thought I was. A new friend entered my life and tipped the world over. My beautiful bubble had burst, but the reality that came next was astounding.

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Love at First Plight is the debut novel of Amanda Giasson and Julie B. Campbell, and is also the first volume in the Perspective book series.

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***EXCLUSIVE CONTENT***

Amanda and Julie are sharing an exclusive video for LOVE AT FIRST PLIGHT!

 

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Thanks for sharing that awesome video, ladies!  Don’t forget to write down the lucky number 7 for your chance to win ALL of Team Purple’s awesome New Adult books!

Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team Purple and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

***CONTINUE THE HUNT***

To continue on the hunt, check out Stacey Kade’s site HERE!

If you’re lost in the hunt and need to find a way out, click on the New Adult Scavenger Hunt banner at the top of the page, it will take you to the NewASH site.

Marie’s Monday Minute

Marie's Monday Minute

It’s Another Manic Monday.

Take a bookish pause and unwind for a minute.

Hey, friends! Sit back, put your feet up, and take a few deep breaths. Mondays are rough. Thanks for spending a minute with me today!

My Favorite Quote of the Week:

“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.” ~Warren, Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover

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My Jam of the Week:

“Maybe Someday” by Griffin Peterson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S9zo4BcXJM

My Read of the Week:

Without Borders by Amanda Heger

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In the Works:

Just finished a chapter from my sexy cop’s POV. He’s fun to write! 😉

My minute is up. Thanks for taking a break with me! See you back here next Monday!

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Marie’s Monday Minute

Marie's Monday Minute

It’s Another Manic Monday.

Take a bookish pause and unwind for a minute.

Hey, friends! Sit back, put your feet up, and take a few deep breaths. Mondays are rough. Thanks for spending a minute with me today!

My Favorite Quote of the Week:

“I wasted six years of my life with the wrong person. I’ll be damned if I spend the rest of my life without the right one.” ~Lucas, The Turning Point

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My Jam of the Week:

“Superman” by Rachel Platten

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR6Pi0OIbqc

My Read of the Week:

Man of Honor by Diana Gardin*

*I’m lucky enough to get to ready this fab book well before it’s pub day, so there’s no cover…yet! But you can add it to your Goodreads TBR!

In the Works:

A sexy, brooding musician. Need I say more. 😉

My minute is up. Thanks for taking a break with me! See you back here next Monday!

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THE TURNING POINT Release Day!!!

The Turning Point Release Day Blitz

THE TURNING POINT Is Out!

I am so excited to share my third novel with all of you, Sophia and Lucas were so much fun to write and I hope you enjoy reading their love story! 

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Add The Turning Point to your Goodreads TBR!

Purchase The Turning Point Today!

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon Ca |

Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Google Play | Kobo 

The Turning Point Blurb:

It’s funny how a piece of paper can change your life-a diploma, a ticket . . . a plain, white envelope

For as long as I could remember, I was the girl with the plan. Good college, good medical school, good career. I would save lives instead of standing by helplessly, watching while they slipped away.

That was before my father called for the first time in fifteen years to tell me about the terminal illness stealing his life-an illness that might be stealing mine, too. It was before he gave me the name of a doctor and a plane ticket to Italy. Before I flew across an ocean. Before I realized how brilliantly bright life could be. Before I met Lucas.

He’s everything I’ve always wanted, and the timing couldn’t be worse. I can’t do this to him-he deserves so much better. My head tells me I can’t afford to fall in love with Lucas, but my heart won’t listen. Lucas is fearless about the future, while I’m not even sure I have one. There’s only one way to know what’s ahead and it’s waiting for me at home inside a plain, white envelope.

All I have to do, is open it . . .

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What’s a book birthday without presents?!

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Congratulations to Marie Landry, winner of this prize pack! 

Autographed Copy of THE TURNING POINT

THE TURNING POINT Tote bag

Italian Horn Keychain (just like Lucas’s in the book!)

2016 Italy Desk Calendar

Thanks for celebrating with me, loves! Enjoy THE TURNING POINT!

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WELCOME TO FOREVER Release Day!!

WELCOME TO FOREVER

by Annie Rains

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I am so excited for this book!!! Seriously. I was honored to have read snippets way back in 2013, when Annie and I were on the same Pitch Wars team! Today, I get to dive in and read this fabulous, beautiful, long-awaited novel! I’m launching the confetti cannon and sending Annie lots of love as she celebrates her debut! Congrats, Annie! I’m so happy for you!!!

To celebrate Annie’s debut, I’m giving away three Team Pride ebook bundles! Each prize bundle will include my titles (Across the Distance & Can’t Go Back) and Annie’s debut, Welcome to Forever! To win three hot romances, click on the link below!

The Pride Ebook Giveaway

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About WELCOME TO FOREVER:

If you love Kristan Higgins, Susan Mallery, or Jill Shalvis, you won’t want to miss the Hero’s Welcome military romance series! Welcome to Forever introduces a small coastal town where America’s best and brightest risk everything for love.
 
In Seaside, North Carolina, there are two kinds of people: Marines, and kids of Marines. Then there’s Kat Chandler. Recently hired as the principal of Seaside Elementary, Kat makes it her mission to turn the school into a place of peace and calm. That’s not going to be easy with hard-liner parents like Micah Peterson storming in, telling her how to do her job—and then kissing her with those gorgeous lips of his and turning her brain into mush.

As a Marine Sergeant and a single dad, Micah Peterson has just two priorities: doing his job better than anyone else, and getting the absolute best for his son, Ben. But when he meets Ben’s beautiful new principal, a different yearning shifts into focus. He wants her, sure, but he’s also moved by the connection Kat forges with her students. So after learning that she refuses to date Marines, Micah sets two more objectives: convincing Kat to give him a chance . . . and then holding on to her forever.

WELCOME TO FOREVER Buy Links

Amazon | iBooks | Google Play | Kobo | Barnes and Noble 

About Annie Rains

AnnieRainsAnnie Rains is a contemporary romance author who writes small town love stories set in fictional towns on the coast of North Carolina. Raised in one of America’s largest military communities, Annie often features heroes who fight for their countries, while also fighting for a place to call home and a good woman to love. When Annie isn’t writing, she’s spending time with her husband and 3 children, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors. Represented by Sarah Younger at Nancy Yost Literary Agency (NYLA).

Stay in touch with Annie:

Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon

LAST TRUE HERO Release Day!!!

 

We’re celebrating the
release of Last True Hero by Diana Gardin, with excerpt, teasers and a great
giveaway! Thanks for joining us!

 

 I am super excited to help Diana celebrate her new release, LAST TRUE HERO!!! I DARE you not to fall in love with this book! And don’t forget the Facebook Release Day Party going on all day! Dozens of today’s hottest romance writers are helping Diana celebrate her release day with lots of prizes and giveaways!

Facebook Release Party

 Last True Hero (Battle Scars #1) by Diana Gardin
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance (Military)
Published by Forever Romance
Releasing November 10, 2015
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Purchase your copy of Last True Hero

Amazon US | Amazon CA | iBooks | Google Play  |  B&N

For seven years he’s
fought for his country. Now he’ll fight for her.
Army Ranger Dare Conners
has been through hell. He’s left combat behind, yet the memories that refuse to
fade are proving just as dangerous. Ordered to take R&R, he joins his buddy
for beaches, beers, and babes—if that can’t cure him, nothing will. But when he
meets Berkeley, a woman who affects him like no one else, a new kind of battle begins . . .
An Admiral’s daughter, Berkeley knows her life has been planned since birth. The right school, the right boyfriend—and now that she’s graduated—the right marriage. But after years of being right, Berkley is ready to be a little wrong. And Dare Conners has wrong written all over him. The sexy soldier has a body built for sin and secrets he won’t share. What starts as a fling quickly grows into something more. But summer can’t last forever, and when the truth comes out, both Berkeley and Dare could be in for quite a fall.
 An Excerpt from ONE TRUE HERO: 
 

He offers nothing more. I stare at him for another second, then replace his tags under his shirt. My fingers linger on the skin at the top of his chest. “I’m sorry.”

 

He nods. “Don’t be.”

We let the silence wash over us once again.

I glance at him out of the corner of my eye after a few minutes. I want to know. I want to know the answers to all of the questions lurking behind those beautiful eyes of his. And so I know it’s time for me to go.

“Dare…”

He looks over at me, his hands clasped behind his head. “Berkeley.”

Dammit. Does he somehow know I have trouble continuing to speak when he says my name? Does he know?

“Thanks for the beer,” I say, sitting up.

He doesn’t. “You’re welcome. Are you leaving me so soon?”

No. “Yep.”

His mouth turns down, and I keep my hands firmly in my lap so that I don’t brush a finger across his full bottom lip.

A low rumble of thunder rolls around us, and I glance up at the sky. A storm is obviously on its way. When I look back at Dare, his gaze hasn’t moved from mine.

“Dare…”

He begins shaking his head before I’ve even begun my letting-him-down-easy speech. Does he read my mind, too?

“This has been a really great night…”

His hand on my chin stills me. It stills my thoughts and it stalls my words. I’m helpless with his hand on me.

 

“Don’t do that,” he says softly. “Don’t give me your ‘let-him-down-easy’ speech. Let’s pretend we’ve moved past that, okay? You don’t want to do this again, then tell me the real reason. I don’t do bullshit.”

He releases my skin, but there’s a burning in the spot now that wasn’t there before.

It takes me a moment to find my voice, and Dare waits patiently while another rumble of thunder rolls over our heads.

“I’m…I’m super attracted to you, Dare. But I’m not available to date right now. I’ll probably never be available to date. It’s…complicated.”

“You have a boyfriend.” He says it like a fact, not a question.

“I do not have a boyfriend.” It would have been the easy way out. I could have just let him believe that, but I find myself unable to lie to this sharp, sexy, honest man.

He stares at me, his expression unreadable. He rubs his rib again, and I allow my eyes to travel to that spot. He notices, and stops rubbing. When he speaks again, his voice hasn’t changed. It’s still soft, and still like a rough edge of a stone left out in the wind.

“So…you just aren’t that into me.”

I wish he’d stop searching for reasons. “Some things just aren’t going to work out.”

“I didn’t ask you to marry me, Berkeley. I didn’t even ask you out on a second date yet.”

I raise my eyebrows, and he quickly regroups. “I was going to. Shit, of course I was going to. But, if you don’t want to hang out again, I guess I have to accept that.”

I so don’t want him to accept it. But I nod my head, just as the sky above us opens, and we leap out of our chairs and sprint for the house.

By the time we reach it, we’re soaked. We run around to the driveway, where Dare’s truck is

 

parked, and he helps me in and buckles me up while the rain pelts him.

When he finally makes it to the driver’s seat, he’s laughing. He runs his hands through his sopping wet hair, and I realize mine must look like a wet dog. Groaning, I pull out my hair tie and shake my mess of curls out around my shoulders.

“Shit! I didn’t realize it was supposed to rain tonight.” He scrubs his face with his hands, and then turns to face me. “I’m—”

He freezes when he looks at me, and my suspicions are confirmed. I’m definitely the hottest mess he’s ever seen. My hair is flopping everywhere, and I’m sure the small amount of makeup I had on my face now looks like I’m starring in The Walking Dead.

But that doesn’t matter. I just told him I couldn’t see him again. Who the hell cares what I look like?

The way he’s staring at me is causing my new pets, my butterflies, to take furious flight and my heartbeat to speed up at an alarming pace.

Then he reaches out and brushes that stupid strand of hair out of my eyes. The one my mother can’t stand.

“I love this,” he says. “I might as well tell you, seeing as how I won’t get the chance again.”

His finger follows an invisible trail along my cheek, pausing at the hollow beneath my eye. “And these. I fall into these every single time they’re focused on me. It scares the shit out of me. And nothing scares me, Berkeley.”

My breath is gone. I’ve lost it somewhere between his finger tracing a path on my face and the beautiful words he’s speaking. About me.

His finger changes trajectory, trailing down until he reaches my lips. Which are probably

 

trembling. “Do you know how long I’ve been looking at these? All fucking night. All night tonight, and every other time I’ve been in your vicinity.”

His eyes drop to my lips then, and he uses his thumb to part them. Hot lava flows from my core into my every extremity until I feel like I must be catching fire. He’s setting me aflame. His touch, his words, those eyes on me. I can’t contain the desire that wells up inside me.

“Dare.” I breathe.

His eyes flicker back up from my lips. “Berkeley.”

“I guess if you’re going to kiss me, you’d better do it now. You might not get another chance.”

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY
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– $50 Sephora gift card
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– Battle Scar Series swag packs
US/Can only

 

About Diana Gardin

Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.

While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was written.

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LAST TRUE HERO by Diana Gardin

 

We’re celebrating the
upcoming release of Last True Hero by Diana Gardin, on November 10, with a
teaser!

Click here for the LAST TRUE HERO Release Day Post & Giveaway Link! 

 

Last True Hero (Battle Scars #1) by Diana Gardin
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance (Military)
Published by Forever Romance
Releasing November 10, 2015
Goodreads

Pre-order your copy of Last True Hero

Amazon US | Amazon CA | iBooks | Google Play

 

For seven years he’s
fought for his country. Now he’ll fight for her.
    Army Ranger Dare Conners
has been through hell. He’s left combat behind, yet the memories that refuse to
fade are proving just as dangerous. Ordered to take R&R, he joins his buddy
for beaches, beers, and babes—if that can’t cure him, nothing will. But when he
meets Berkeley, a woman who affects him like no one else, a new kind of battle
begins . . .
    An Admiral’s daughter, Berkeley knows her
life has been planned since birth. The right school, the right boyfriend—and
now that she’s graduated—the right marriage. But after years of being right,
Berkley is ready to be a little wrong. And Dare Conners has wrong written
all over him. The sexy soldier has a body built for sin and secrets he won’t
share. What starts as a fling quickly grows into something more. But summer
can’t last forever, and when the truth comes out, both Berkeley and Dare could
be in for quite a fall.
  

About Diana Gardin

Diana Gardin was born and raised combing the coasts of Southeastern Virginia. She is now a happy resident of South Carolina as she married into an enormous Carolina-rooted family. She loves the beach, and even more than that she loves to read while sitting on the beach.

While writing was always a passion of Diana’s, she enrolled in college to become an elementary-school teacher. After eight years of teaching in both Virginia and South Carolina, she decided to stay at home with her first child. This decision is what opened her eyes to the fact that she still very much loved to write, and her first novel was written.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 

 

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