Christmas in July Sale & Poll

We’re celebrating Christmas in July with nine sweet romances from best-selling authors for only $0.99 each. Go here for book descriptions and buy links.

And speaking of Christmas? What’s your favorite thing about the holidays? (ETA: I forgot that this poll doesn’t show your “other” responses automatically. I’ll post them in a few days.)

Hot deals in sweet summer romance!

Get these nine great summer romances for only $0.99 each! Sale runs through Wednesday.
When Fireflies Sing

Pop star Isabelle Atkins hides out at Snowflake Falls Inn, kicking it real world style by scrubbing toilets.
With the new name of Journey Miller, she’s determined to shed her old persona and come back stronger than ever. Journey’s desperate play to get out from under her mother’s controlling thumb and back to her roots is interrupted by the arrival of bad boy country star Cody Blake.
Cody has a feeling he’s met Journey before, but he just can’t place where. Journey remembers clearly and she’s determined to keep Cody at arms length. However, she can’t deny a growing attraction when they’re forced to work together.
A rock-your-world kiss in the meadow has Journey putting aside her initial resistance. That is, until Journey’s cover is blown and Cody realizes why she looked so familiar. With so much to lose, Journey has to trust her gut and hold true to who she really wants to be … even if it means risking love.

Double Take

When Mandy’s car is stolen with her two young daughters inside, the police think it’s a car-jacking gone wrong, but she can’t forget the determined look in the man’s eyes as he drove away. Mandy and her husband, Nick, are on the verge of divorce and the kidnapping is a wake-up call. All of their differences and problems can’t stand in the way of a parent’s love. In order to find their children, they’ll have to forgive each other and learn to work together. But they don’t have years or even months to make this happen . . . according to the kidnapper, time is running out. Be sure to check out the first novella in the Silver Cascade Suspense series, Silver Cascade Secrets.

When The Mockingbird Sings

As a young child, Mattie doesn’t realize she’s a slave until she’s plucked from the main house and taken to a new Georgia cotton plantation working the fields. She hates everything about it, except one thing: her friendship with James, the plantation owner’s young son, and their secret meetings where he teaches her to read. As desperate as her circumstances are, a seed of hope is planted that will take root and not let go until her dreams of freedom are realized. Now adults during the Civil War, James and Mattie must overcome family betrayal, oppression, and the horrors of war for their love, for Mattie’s freedom, and for the tiny chance of happiness within their grasp. WHEN THE MOCKINGBIRD SINGS is a moving tribute to what the human soul is capable of when allowed to hope.

Tin Foil Tiaras: A Snow Valley Romance

Cameron Elliott has come to Snow Valley to coach Annalisa Drake in the Miss Snow Valley pageant, and prove to her demanding boss that she deserves a place at the prestigious Westbrooke Agency. But Annalisa’s brooding, sexy big brother, Kyle, is determined to keep his sister from becoming a reluctant beauty queen. He insists some things are more valuable than a title and as crazy as it sounds, Cameron might just believe him.

Beyond

“Dangerous. Wrong.
She could be so close to finding out who I really am, and I don’t want to think about how badly that could damage her. If I have any conscience, I’ll turn and run. But I can’t let her go.”

Presley Hale has no idea the guy she just told off in the school parking lot died in a drowning accident four months ago. Why would she? It’s not like she knows she can see the dead. Stunned by Presley’s sixth sense, Landon Blackwood rethinks his planned departure and begins tracking her to find answers to their mysterious connection.

When their complicated relationship turns dangerous, they learn that tampering with the boundaries of death comes with consequences. Can Landon save Presley from the insidious spirits who have marked her for death, or was their love doomed from the beginning?

It Could Happen to Us: Quotable Romance (A Magnolias and Moonshine Novella Book 8)

Allie Laurel Gray never wins anything. That’s why she’s shocked when a police officer returns with a winning raffle ticket to have lunch with baseball player Anthony Green and actors Mark Dubois and Beau Aikin. The prize includes a night at a hotel and since Allie’s apartment is being fumigated—again!—she agrees to go. Besides, who wouldn’t want to have lunch with three beautiful men?

Allie tries to keep a low profile. But Mark DuBois will not let her slip by unnoticed—in fact, he notices everything about her and Allie is quickly charmed by his gentle kindness.

Rough Edges: Allie’s Story, A Companion to the Sweet Montana Bride Series

Divorced mother, Allie Emerson, never imagined she’d be raising two teenage girls on her own. Between parenting and paying the bills, she hasn’t even thought about meeting a man. That changes once she hears local carpenter, Braden Fox, is in need of a secretary. Back in high school, Allie had done all she could to deny the sparks burning between her and Braden; but would the chemistry still be there after all this time?

Braden has heard all about what Terrance did to Allie and the girls, has been planning to stop by and see how she’s getting along, but Allie beats him to it by showing up at his shop in search of a job. Her unexpected visit reignites the old flame Braden used to torch for her; trouble is, old feelings of resentment return as well. Allie did choose Terrance over him, after all. And as much as Braden wants Allie in his life, he’s not sure he can open his heart to her again.

With this second chance at romance, will the bumps in their relationship be too much to get over, or will this carpenter learn to smooth out the past?

How to Train a Husband (Must Love Dogs Book 2)

Annie, a successful romance author, has a deadline to keep. Jilted in love, she decides to train an unsuspecting and adorable beau to be her perfect mate, utilizing standard doggy training techniques. What Annie doesn’t expect is the growing attraction she feels for Paxton, a retired Navy SEAL.
With the help of a professional trainer, Annie works to certify her own puppy, an undisciplined Yorkshire Terrier, to become a therapy dog. With the knowledge she gleans from his training, she hopes to succeed in training the perfect husband. Can Annie train the perfect mate?

Love Changes Everything (Hawaii Billionaire Romance Book 4)

Indigo Quinn doesn’t go to college in Hawaii to escape her high school sweetheart, but she does need a break from all the pressure he’s been putting on her to settle down. While her head knows she should be sensible, her heart craves adventure—a chance to really live, to find something more! But when adventure comes in the way of Keoni Alana, a former championship surfer with movie-star looks and piercing green eyes, Indigo is unprepared for the sparks that fly.

Intense attraction gives way to a tender romance as Indigo is pulled into Keoni’s enchanting and exotic world. But Keoni has a complicated past and a billion-dollar inheritance on the line. The idyllic island setting takes a darker turn when Indigo fears she’s being stalked and unwittingly becomes the pawn in a web of deceit as Keoni rushes to save her.

Caught between duty and love, Indigo and Keoni must decide how much they’re willing to risk to find out if love really can change everything.

Release day! Enter to win $100

June is definitely a month for fun summer reading and to celebrate the release of Sweet Illusions, I’ve teamed up with four fabulous authors to sponsor the Summer Fun with Sweet Romance giveaway!

Go here to enter to win a $100 gift card from Amazon and check out the fabulous books by my author friends:

Onboard for Love, by Cami Checketts
End Zone, by Taylor Hart
Jenny, by Melissa McClone
Love Changes Everything, by Jennifer Youngblood

For busy mommies everywhere …

Please tell me I’m not the only one who has to lock myself in the bathroom if I want a little peace and quiet! Busy moms, we hear you!

Check out these fantastic clean romance writers for the next time you sneak off to the bathroom … or the closet … or the garage … for a mini-vacation. And check back because we are also sponsoring a Seven-day giveaway to help stock your eReader with some great new reads. Details coming soon!

Jennifer Youngblood

Brooke St James

Cami Checketts

Lucy McConnell

Rachelle Christensen

Victorine E. Lieske

Kimberley Montpetit

Cindy Roland Anderson

Liz Isaacson

Jeanette Lewis

Kimberly Krey

Song Contest Winner!

Votes are in and you guys chose A Thousand Years by Christina Perri for Colby and Cynthia’s love song. Here’s the link to the poll with the final numbers. Congratulations to Emily R. for submitting the winning song, your $25 Amazon gift card is on the way!

Thank you to everyone who submitted songs and voted. These contests are a lot of fun; we’ll do another one with the next Snow Valley release.

Don’t forget that The Rebellious One is available now! Go here to get your copy.

And because today is my wedding anniversary, here’s a picture of me and my sexy new husband on our big day. I felt so grown up, but now I think we look like babies.

wedding 1

Happy anniversary, Dan. I love you!