June 26, 2017

Sun-Sational Reader Reward Giveaway!

Can you believe it's been almost a year since Tasting Temptation came out??
I thought long and hard about the best way to commemorate the 1-year anniversary of this story, my third published novel and possibly the most complex one I've put out to date. I want to celebrate with you, my lovely readers, but I didn't want to do a simple giveaway of a signed copy.

So instead, I joined a MASSIVE giveaway with 33 other romance authors! Five huge packages of signed novels and fun swag are up for grabs, with signed copies of Mending Heartstrings and Tasting Temptation included! (Plus some Mortal Musings bumper stickers!) Of course, you can snag your own copy of Tasting Temptation right here:

or grab an Autographed Copy!

All About the Giveaway:

**Please note: this giveaway is for residents of the continental US. Shipping out of the country is insanely expensive. Oh, and the customs forms are zero fun too.**

Participating Authors:

A.D. Ellis | A.M. Myers | Alexandria Bishop | Amanda Roberts | Amy Olle | Anna Bloom | Annie Anderson | Aria Glazki | Bethany Lopez | Brandy Dorsch | Cecilia Lane | Emma Nichols | Emma Tharp | Emmanuelle de Maupassant | Holly Cortelyou | Ja'Nese Dixon | Joanne Dannon | Josie Kerr | K.L. Shandwick | Kelly Collins | Maggie Way | Mary Hughes | Melissa McClone | Monique McDonell | R.K. Close | Sharon Coady | Shelique Lize | Sonya Loveday | Tee Smith | Theresa Troutman | Tmonique Stephens | Tracey Pedersen | Tracy Lorraine | Wendy Knight

All packages will have the following:

  • Pen & lip balm from Theresa Troutman
  • Signed copy of Raising the Phoenix by Emma Nichols

Package #1

Love Kissed Books Tote Bag
Journal from Sonya Loveday
Bath Bomb
Facial Mask
Embroidery from China (Seriously, the author is in China and sent it!)

Signed copies of:
  • Scattered Ashes by Annie Anderson
  • Heart Mates by Mary Hughes
  • Elegant Retribution by Tee Smith
  • What it Takes by Sonya Loveday
  • What About Her by Emma Tharp
  • Black Diamond by Ja’Nese Dixon
  • Last Sweet Surrender by Holly Cortelyou
  • The Gentlemen’s Club by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

Package #2

Love Kissed Books Tote Bag
Swag Pack from Melissa McClone
Swag Pack from Emma Nichols
Bath & Body Works basket from Shelique Lize

Signed copies of:
  • All at Sea by Tracey Pedersen
  • Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez
  • Too Tempting by Bethany Lopez
  • The Valentine’s Quest by Melissa McClone
  • Dragon’s Touch by Cecilia Lane
  • Everlasting Hunger by Brandy Dorsch
  • The Gentlemen’s Club by Emmanuelle de Maupassant
  • The Bet by Emma Nichols

Package #3

Love Kissed Books Tote
Facial Mask
LipSense Package

Signed copies of:
  • Beautiful Ruin by Amy Olle
  • Mending Heartstrings by Aria Glazki
  • Tasting Temptation by Aria Glazki
  • The Gentlemen’s Club by Emmanuelle de Maupassant
  • Gibson’s Legacy by K.L. Shandwick
  • Last Sweet Surrender by Holly Cortelyou
  • Finding Flynn by Alexandria Bishop
  • Molly by Tracey Lorraine

Package #4

Maggie Way Author Tote
Collagen Lip Patch
Jamberry Pack
Compact Mirror

Signed copies of:
  • Downbeat by Mary Hughes
  • Black Diamond Jinn by Mary Hughes
  • Twice Shy by Mary Hughes
  • Heart Mates by Mary Hughes
  • London Loves by Theresa Troutman
  • She Will Be Loved by Theresa Troutman
  • Last Sweet Surrender by Holly Cortelyou
  • Black Diamond by Ja’Nese Dixon

Package #5

Monique McDonell Author Tote
Sleeping Mask
Peeling Gel

Signed copies of:
  • Everlasting Hunger by Brandy Dorsch 
  • Kicker by Josie Kerr 
  • Last Sweet Surrender by Holly Cortelyou 
  • Clarity by Sharon Coady 
  • Because of Beckett by A.D. Ellis 
  • For Nicky by A.D. Ellis 
  • Loving Josie by A.D. Ellis 
  • Christmas in Torey Hope by A.D. Ellis

***Please note: these packages are subject to change as some of the signed books and swag from authors arrives. (Some live overseas. Shipping takes much longer. Sorry!) Yes, this means the packages will only get BIGGER.***

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June 20, 2017

Immortalized in Ink is Now Available!

I'm so excited to share that my flash fiction collection, Immortalized in Ink, is officially available!

As you guys know, many of these stories started out as entries for the (former) weekly Flash! Friday contest, and therefore they adhered to the photo prompts, word count limits, and sporadic whims of the contest's creator. Revisiting these stories led to lots of cringing and some pleasant surprises. It also allowed me to revise pieces without the strict limitations provided by the contest.

Still, those stories reflect their roots, varying in genre, style, and tone, and they are complemented by other flash pieces written at different times. Some are heartwarming (I'm still me 😉), some fantastical, and some quite dark. I can't wait to hear what you think of them all!

Grab Your Copy:

June 15, 2017

Introducing The Demon Duke by Margaret Locke

Author Margaret Locke and I first met through Flash! Friday, a while before either of us had published a single novel. Now, just a few years later, Margaret is celebrating the release of her fourth book!  

The Demon Duke released June 6th and is the first in Margaret's new Put Up Your Dukes series. In it, a man tormented by a painful secret meets the bookish miss who just might save him from himself.

Please join me in congratulating Margaret on her accomplishment, and if you're a fan of regency romance, check out The Demon Duke!

Behind every good man is a great secret.

Banished to Yorkshire as a boy for faults his father failed to beat out of him, Damon Blackbourne has no use for English society and had vowed never to return to his family's estate at Thorne Hill, much less London. However, when his father and brother die in a freak carriage accident, it falls on Damon to take up the mantle of the Malford dukedom, and to introduce his sisters to London Society—his worst nightmare come to life.

He never planned on Lady Grace Mattersley. The beautiful debutante stirs him body and soul with her deep chocolate eyes and hesitant smiles. Until she stumbles across his dark secret.

Bookish Grace much prefers solitude and reading to social just-about-anything. Her family may be pressuring her to take on the London Season to find herself a husband, but she has other ideas. Such as writing a novel of her own. But she has no idea how to deal with the Duke of Malford.

Will she betray him to the world? Or will she be his saving Grace?

Grab your copy!

About Margaret:

A lover of romance novels since the age of ten (don't tell her mom!), Margaret Locke declared as a teen she'd write romances when she was older. Once an adult, however, she figured she ought to be doing grownup things, not penning love stories. Thank goodness turning forty cured her of that silly notion. Margaret is now happily ensconced back in the clutches of her first crush, this time as an author as well as a reader. Because love matters.

Margaret lives in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with her fantastic husband, two fabulous kids, and three fat cats. You can usually find her in front of some sort of screen (electronic or window); she's come to terms with the fact she's not an outdoors person.

Connect with Margaret through:
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June 5, 2017

Mending Heartstrings is Now Available in Kindle Unlimited!

Welcome to June! It's going to be a fairly busy month, especially with the upcoming release of Immortalized in Ink. The collection is shaping up to be fairly different from any of my romances, with quite a few dark pieces involved (fair warning). Still, I hope people will give it a shot. 
    Psst. There will be a special subscriber-only opportunity regarding this collection announced before the release. Make sure you're in the know by subscribing to my newsletter!

Meanwhile, let's focus on something more fun than inescapable author insecurity. 😉 In case this post's title hasn't given it away, sweet contemporary romance Mending Heartstrings is now available to read free in Kindle Unlimited!

If you don't have a KU subscription, you can always check out their free trial (in which case you may also want to check out Mortal Musings before it leaves KU later this month). 

And while we're talking about KU books, don't forget to check out this month's Kindle Unlimited Challenge & Giveaway hosted by Love Kissed Book Bargains!