Fall in Love with Romance Rafflecopter

Fall in Love with Romance Rafflecopter

Welcome to the Fall in Love with Romance Giveaway Contest!

Our prizes are: 

1 – Black and White Diamond Heart Necklace from Kay Jewelers
2 – $50 (winners choice) Gift Card
3 – $25 Visa or Mastercard Gift Card
4 – Nicolas Sparks Movie Night (2 DVDs, Popcorn and Candy)
5 – Ghost Movie Night (1 DVD, Popcorn and Candy) 

To be eligible to win any of these prizes you must enter by using the Rafflecopter link below. Please note: to be eligible to win, you must leave a comment on the author’s page.

To earn extra bonus entries, comment on the “pinned FB posts” you’ll find with the above giveaway image on each author page. ALL entries will be confirmed, so please show these authors lots and lots of love!!!

Direct Rafflecopter Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/080aaeb419/?

Addictive Reads Holiday Giveaway!

Addictive Reads Holiday Giveaway!

Addictive Reads Holiday Giveaway 2014Welcome to the Addictive Reads 2014 Holiday Giveaway! Check out the details below. But first, here are my top ten favorite holiday foods (in no particular order):

1) Gravy … on everything but salad and dessert. 🙂

2) Pecan Pie – store bought, homemade, restaurant … it’s all delicious!

3) Chinese Salad – with cabbage, brussel sprouts, slivered toasted almonds, green onions and a delicious dressing.

4) Peanut Butter-Butterscotch Chips-Marshmallow squares – the only thing better is Lindor milk chocolate. Actually, come to think of it, the squares AND chocolate would taste pretty awesome together. 🙂

5) Mom’s lettuce salad – the taste is all in her dressing, which apparently only she can make. I’ve never been able to duplicate it.

canada-cornstarch-shortbread6) Shortbread cookies – straight off the Fleischmann’s Cornstarch box (I’ve been using this recipe forever!)

7) Lazy Cabbage Rolls – rice, sauerkraut and bacon cooked together in the oven.

8) Lindor Milk Chocolate – melt in my mouth!

9) Poppycock – click here for the recipe.

10) Christmas cake slathered with butter

So now what’s your favorite holiday dishes?

And now for the giveaway details…

From December 12-31, 2014, the Addictive Reads authors will be hosting a giveaway. Enter our rafflecopter and you could win a Kindle Fire HD 7 pre-loaded with over 30 novels, novellas, and short stories (an approx. retail value of $239). For all of the details, click here.

Additional prizes include $50, $20, and $15 gift cards. Winners of the gift cards can choose to receive their cards from Amazon, iTunes, B&N, or Google Play.

Please note: only U.S. entries will be eligible to win the grand prize of the Kindle Fire HD 7. Winners for the gift cards will be selected from world wide entries.

And one last holiday prize from me … leave a comment below telling me what your favorite holiday food is and you’ll be entered in a draw to win an ebook from my backlist (winner’s choice).

Enjoy and good luck!

[Updated January 5, 2015]
AND THE WINNER of the ebook from my backlist is … Andrea Minier! Congratulations, Andrea. I’ll be contacting you via email so you can let me know which of my ebooks you’ve selected.

To see the list of winners for the Kindle Fire HD 7 (pre-loaded with over 30 novels, novellas, and short stories, an approx. retail value of $239), plus the additional gift card prizes, please click here.

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Bake, Love, Write Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Bake, Love, Write Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Bake-Love-Write-coverFrom October 6th through the 23rd, 37 authors featured in the Bake, Love, Write Cookbook are hosting a Halloween Scavenger Hunt.

Here’s how it works: Participants visit the website or blog listed for each author (see the list below) to find a Happy Hallowe’en image hidden on one of the website or blog pages. The more sites you visit, the more chances you have to win. There are over 60 prizes with multiple winners. The list of prizes and the dates they will be given away is here.

Here’s what you need to do: Visit Sloan McBride’s blog where she’ll have all the information posted, including links to the authors’ websites/blogs and a link to a page to type all the answers. If you want to have a handy reminder, you can also download the page of authors, websites/blogs, and for typing your answers here. The page will give you the authors’ names and links to their websites/blogs where you’ll search for the Happy Hallowe’en image. Rafflecopter will be used to determine prizewinners.

Here’s the IMPORTANT part  once you’ve filled in your answers, you must email the document to Sloan at .  She’ll review the answers and will enter your name the number of times that corresponds to the number of sites you visited and provided the correct answers. 

Happy hunting and good luck!

Addictive Summer Reads Event!

Addictive Summer Reads Event!

Addictive Summer Reads Event

All I Need Is A Hero…

This weekend, I joined the Addictive Summer Reads Event (lots of great prizes and lots of great books priced at $0.99 including Always Remember), but my thoughts are on the many unsung heroes who surround us every day.

A recent bout of bad luck sent our youngest son to the emergency room for the second time this month. After years of believing himself to be indestructible, a herniated disc finally brought him to his knees. It caused pain like I’d never witnessed before, making him immobile, and I had to call the ambulance to take him to the emergency room. It was the first time we’ve ever had to call for an ambulance…and I certainly hope it’s the last.

From the moment I greeted the Paramedic and EMT at the door, I knew my son was in good hands.They were calm, caring, and yes, even funny. And as an added bonus, they had enough drugs to cut through my son’s pain so that they were finally able to walk him out to the ambulance so they could take him to the hospital.

In anything resembling an emergency situation, I panic, fall apart. I’m much more hardwired to be behind a desk, staying one emotional mile away from the real action.

Whereas these special people are hardwired to be calm in the center of chaos. I should know because I married one. My husband was a long time member of the local fire department, and it was not uncommon to hear about him running into burning buildings to rescue people or the treasured contents of the owners with no fear for himself.

Whenever an emergency occurs at home, he’s the first person I call. And fortunately our boys inherited this quality from their father, this ability to be calm in the face of danger, this ability to care for others before they care for themselves.

So to all of our heroes — ambulance personnel, firefighters, police force, military, and anybody who has the capability to walk into an emergency situation and deal — you have my utmost, heartfelt admiration and thanks for all you do, all you are.

Have you had a personal encounter with a hero? Please tell us about it. It’s all fodder for the writing mill, you know. 🙂

And don’t forget to check out the Addictive Summer Reads Event. There’s over $100 in prizes and lots of great book deals, all at $0.99. So head on over to the Addictive Summer Reads Event and enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win one of the prizes below:

One $50 Amazon Gift Card OR Paypal Cash – Winner’s Choice;

One $15 Amazon Gift Card;

Five $10 Amazon Gift Cards

And if you leave a comment below, your name will be entered in a draw to win one of my ebooks, winner’s choice.

Good luck and happy reading!

(NOTE: And the winners are Jean and Jen B! Each of you wins a copy of one of my books, your choice!)

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