Thursday, January 18, 2018

Please vote for your favorites at The Swoony Awards!




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Hey all,

If you feel so inclined, I would LOVE it if you would vote for Jailbird and Hothouse Flower, which have been reader nominated for The Swoony Awards on Goodreads! (Stone Silence was on there too, but had to be removed because it doesn't qualify for the correct publication dates. But how cool that a reader nominated it as well!)

Click HERE for the link!

How you rank the books you vote for is very important. For example, if you vote for ten books, the book you mark as your #1 vote will get a much higher score than voting for a book and ranking it as your #10 favorite.

Here are the guidelines for the Swoony Awards.

2018 Swoony Awards

The Swoony Awards are a reader’s choice award recognizing excellence in clean secular, wholesome romance. We wanted a way to show our appreciation to these awesome authors who write the kind of books that we love. It’s also a great way to find new books and a good go-to when looking for something fun to read. 

Eligibility

-ONLY books PUBLISHED December 1, 2017 – November 30, 2018 are eligible
-Intimacy: G-PG13 (closed door or fade to black) 
-Language: None/mild (No F words or other explicit language) nothing overly crude
-Violence: Mild/low 
-Page Count: 100 pages or higher, anthologies are okay
-Age: NO Children’s or Middle Grade
-Religious: No Christian fiction, some *very mild* religious elements may be allowed

You can vote for up to 100 books on the list, books will be added throughout the year so be sure to check back often and nominate whenever you finish and love a book. Voting ends December 31, 2018. 

A huge thank you to all who head on over and vote. Even if you don't vote for my books, thanks for your participation!

And . . . you just might find your next great read from the fabulous list of books!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER


Congratulations to the last WORDLESS WEDNESDAY 
winner: Laney!

I liked her caption entitled:


Image courtesy of [photostock] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

WAIT TILL WE HIT THE DANCE FLOOR!

To view, go here.


LET'S ADD SOME WORDS TO WEDNESDAY.

Your caption can be romantic, funny, inspirational, or sarcastic. Your choice!


Image courtesy of [thanunkorn] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


 CAPTION THIS IMAGE.

I'll start: "So, tell me, Doc, do you see any love in there?"



My favorite caption wins a $5.00 Amazon gift card.

   
Don't forget to leave your email or I will be unable to name you as winner!
You may leave multiple answers to increase your chances of winning.

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Dreaming of Books Giveaway!

Dreaming of Books $250 Giveaway

January 15th to 31st

Here is your chance to win $250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon Gift Card!!

Please support this amazing group of Sponsors who made this giveaway possible!


   

Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 1/31/18 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Friday, January 12, 2018

A NEW RELEASE BY CHARISSA STASTNY!

If you enjoy clean contemporary romance, you will love Charissa's books!

Check them out!


Package Deal (Ruled Out Romances Book 2) by [Stastny, Charissa]


Angels come in different packages. 

Single mom Spring has no desire to date again, so she's pleasantly surprised at her best friend’s wedding when a handsome man’s flirtations charm, instead of annoy her. But when her toddler runs up and calls her Mommy, she can tell by his disgruntled reaction that her daughter is a deal-breaker. He can’t escape fast enough. 

Hudson Sandel is proud of his bachelor status even as he attends his little brother’s wedding as best man. Too bad the only woman who tempts him has a daughter that rules her out. Instant fatherhood isn’t on his agenda. But when the kid throws a tantrum, he swoops in to help keep her from ruining the special night. When he leaves though, he can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous blonde’s expression when he played hero to her child. It made him feel uncomfortably good. 

As fate, grocery shopping, and toddler tantrums keep throwing the angelic duo into Hudson's path, will he risk his heart and dreams on the package deal, or stick to the sure road leading to corporate success and glory?

***

In this new series of stand-alone romances, star-crossed lovers meet, but rule each other out. Yet life, with its quirky twists and tangled turns, brings each of the unlikely duos together until they discover their unique happily-ever-afters.

Ruled Out Romances (Do not have to read in order)
1 - Game Changer
2 - Package Deal
3 - Collateral Hearts (Coming in 2018)
4 - Corporate Crush (Coming in 2018)

MY REVIEW

FIVE STARS!!!

The littlest member of the package deal steals the show in this charming romance about finding out that three is not always a crowd—and that our hearts can always make room for one more person to love. Seriously, I loved Spring and eventually Hudson. (He's really a softie. You just don't know it at first.) I loved their slow-growing romance. But, little Emma really wrapped herself around my little finger. Don't get me wrong, this is totally a romance novel--but the scenes with the sweet little daughter will warm your heart. An excellent addition to the Ruled Out Romances series.



Catch the first book in the series too!

Game Changer (Ruled Out Romances Book 1) by [Stastny, Charissa]


Meridee Mansford wants nothing to do with the popular crowd. She’s comfortable being invisible. But that doesn’t stop her from dreaming about the hunky football player who visits the campus ice cream shop where she works. Still, she’s smart enough to know he’d never notice a girl like her, and she’d never want him even if he did. Too much unwelcome attention. 

Parker Harrington basks in the glory that’s been his since the game-changing passes he caught pre-season that pushed his team into the national spotlight. Sticky Fingers is his media moniker now, and the cheerleaders who used to ignore him when he sat the bench have become his most devoted fans. But when he accidentally crashes into a quiet coed in the student union building, it throws off his offensive game.

As fate, ice cream, and orange chicken throw the opposites together, will Parker continue keeping company with women he knows are only using him for his fame, or will he change up the game and risk his heart on a genuine girl who despises the attention he craves?

MY REVIEW

FIVE STARS!!!

Opposites attract when the overlooked sweet girl lands herself the popular football star in this quasi Cinderella story. It’s the perfect read to keep you up way past your bedtime—and leave a smile on your face when your head finally hits the pillow.

Parker Harrington quite literally runs into Meridee Mansford, creating quite the aftermath. He can’t forget his run-in with the unassuming beauty—even though his life trajectory is already headed straight toward perfection with a promising sports career and the attention of the girl he has always desired. So, why can’t he shake his wandering thoughts? Why is he drawn to a princess when he has the queen? The answer challenges Parker as he discovers that skin deep magnificence can never compare with the true beauty that lies deep within a soul. Game Changer will entertain the reader with witty dialogue and a fast paced plot. But the reader will also walk away knowing that true love wins every time. This is a well-written, feel-good book that will stick with you for days on end. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the journey!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

WELCOME BACK!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.

Congratulations to the last WORDLESS WEDNESDAY 
winner: Karen!

I liked her caption entitled:


Image courtesy of [lekkyjustdoit] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER

To view, go here.


LET'S ADD SOME WORDS TO WEDNESDAY.

Your caption can be romantic, funny, inspirational, or sarcastic. Your choice!



Image courtesy of [photostock] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


 CAPTION THIS IMAGE.

I'll start: "Please, please, please don't let him be a vampire."



My favorite caption wins a $5.00 Amazon gift card.

   
Don't forget to leave your email or I will be unable to name you as winner!
You may leave multiple answers to increase your chances of winning.

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Vote for Stone Silence for a cover of the month contest!


If you like the cover of my book, Stone Silence (Sound of Silence Series, Book One), please vote for it for the Cover of the Month contest on AllAuthor.com!



Thank you so much!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

NEW YEAR, NEW BOOKS!!! FREE AND 99 CENTS!!!


Start your new year off with a great new book!! 



GRAB STONE SILENCE FOR FREE ON AMAZON HERE.

FREE

 

JUST 99 CENTS


 

            

Giveaway Details 

$50 in Paypal Cash or a $50 Amazon.com eGift Card 



Ends 1/6/18 


Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers, and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



Monday, January 1, 2018

Hothouse Flower releases today! And Stone Silence is FREE!

BOOK THREE IN THE SOUND OF SILENCE SERIES IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!



Did you miss Book One, STONE SILENCE?

No worries. It's FREE for five days, Jan. 1-5!!!

Grab it on AMAZON




HOTHOUSE FLOWER

by

TAYLOR DEAN





~Available on kindle unlimited~


I loved Jace Faraday with all my heart.



I loved everything about him, from his huge smile to his fabulous laugh. Another man never caught my eye. It was always Jace and Shay, together forever. 



Until it wasn’t. 

He devastated me, he ruined me. I’ve never gotten over it.

But, I’m a survivor. I’m not a precious flower that can only thrive if kept safe from the perils of the outside world.

Except now Jace has returned home. He’s just across the street from me, so close I swear I can actually feel his presence.

I can’t avoid him forever. At some point I have to face him. And when I do, I know sparks will fly.

To redeem himself for his past actions, I need major remorse. I need a profuse apology and maybe even a little begging for forgiveness. I won’t settle for anything less.

However, when the truth behind our break-up is revealed, I’m stunned. It leaves me reeling—and yearning for the six years that have been lost to us.

The thing is, once the truth is known, there’s nothing to keep us apart.

Absolutely nothing.

Dear Reader: This book deals with a sensitive issue.




The Sound of Silence Series is a three book series.

Book One: Stone Silence, Spencer’s Story
Book Two: Jailbird, Mia’s Story
Book Three: Hothouse Flower, Shay’s Story



Each book has a happy ending and there are no cliffhangers. They are not standalones and should be read in order.


Book One, STONE SILENCE
FREE  for five days, Jan. 1-5!

Grab it on AMAZON



Great big beautiful love.

Does it really exist?

Everyone tells me it does. They say, “Spencer Elliott, don’t worry, you’ll find it one day. You just have to find the right man and when you do, it will surprise the heck out of you.”

I’m still waiting for that heck of a surprise to hit. It has proven to be elusive thus far. I’m pretty sure the entire world is lying about love and the joke is on me.

I know I want a man in my heart and in my life. Unfortunately, most men immediately push my OFF button and I lose interest quickly.

Feeling pressure to prove I’m trying to find my soulmate, I finally give in and agree to a date. Huge mistake. Afterward I find myself abandoned in the middle of nowhere, in desperate need of help.

That’s when I meet Stony by chance.

He’s a silent and unsmiling man who intrigues me with his ability to keep going after life has knocked him down. Suddenly the abstract notion of love becomes tangible and within my reach. Once I experience it, I wonder how I ever lived without it.

That’s when I stay with Stony by choice.

But when Stony’s hidden past and present-day reality collide, his silence is broken. And the truth about his life nearly brings me to my knees. I can’t compete with ghosts from the past.

I refuse to fight for a man’s love. He either loves me or he doesn’t. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.

My only hope is . . . he does.




Catch Book Two, JAILBIRD.



My hometown decided to rename me Jailbird.

Every day I silently scream out, “My name is Mia Faraday!” My time in jail does not define me. I am so much more than one heated mistake.

And yet, my slip-up weighs on me. There’s so much more to the story than anyone realizes. I must face Stony, my ex, and confess everything.

I don’t want to. I’d rather have five teeth pulled. While I’m awake. Without anesthesia.

But this is something I have to do, something I need to do. Not just for Stony. I need to do it for me. Especially for me. I can’t move forward with my life until I gain closure from the past.

When I meet Grayson Elliott, I am easily pulled into his orbit and it’s exactly where I’d love to stay. He makes me laugh and not take life so seriously. He makes me want to live again.


But I don’t love me right now, and that healing needs to come first. I’m not relationship-ready or marriage material. My mind is focused on redemption. I want it. I need it.


Besides, when Grayson hears about my colorful past, I’m sure he’ll be gone before I have time to utter the word goodbye.


After all, who could ever love a jailbird?




Praise for JAILBIRD:

Mia's story about forgiveness and redemption is packed with emotion and will leave you wanting more! -Jana, Amazon Review

An adventure from start to finish, a wonderful sequel to Stone Silence. -atvtnv, Amazon Review

Once I started reading, I just couldn't stop! It has been a LONG time since a book has kept me up WAY past my bedtime! -KJ's Book Nook

Saturday, December 23, 2017

HOTHOUSE FLOWER IS NOW UP FOR PRE-ORDER!!!

The final book in the Sound of Silence Series is now up for pre-order.




~Available on kindle unlimited~


I loved Jace Faraday with all my heart.


I loved everything about him, from his huge smile to his fabulous laugh. Another man never caught my eye. It was always Jace and Shay, together forever. 

Until it wasn’t. 

He devastated me, he ruined me. I’ve never gotten over it. 

But, I’m a survivor. I’m not a precious flower that can only thrive if kept safe from the perils of the outside world. 

Except now Jace has returned home. He’s just across the street from me, so close I swear I can actually feel his presence. 

I can’t avoid him forever. At some point I have to face him. And when I do, I know sparks will fly. 

To redeem himself for his past actions, I need major remorse. I need a profuse apology and maybe even a little begging for forgiveness. I won’t settle for anything less. 

However, when the truth behind our break-up is revealed, I’m stunned. It leaves me reeling—and yearning for the six years that have been lost to us. 

The thing is, once the truth is known, there’s nothing to keep us apart. 

Absolutely nothing.

Dear Reader: This book deals with a sensitive issue.




The Sound of Silence Series is a three book series.

Book One: Stone Silence, Spencer’s Story
Book Two: Jailbird, Mia’s Story
Book Three: Hothouse Flower, Shay’s Story

Each book has a happy ending and there are no cliffhangers. They are not standalones and should be read in order.