Monday, September 19, 2016

SCAVENGER HUNT Time!!! HUGE #Giveaway Signed Books, Swag, Gift Cards!



Welcome to to my stop in Roane Publishing's 3rd anniversary celebration Scavenger Hunt!


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MY GIVEAWAY...



An Ecopy of Hearts of Valor, a sweet romance anthology which includes my historical, Promises Kept!

Ever since they were kids, Joan dreamed of being Walt Herley’s wife. But, Joan's dream is short-lived when the Korean War draft has Walt trading his groom's suit for army fatigues. After a short celebration of their rushed nuptials, Walt is whisked away to fulfill his duty to his country, leaving Joan behind with a promise to return.

With her heart a world away, Joan struggles to keep her spirit afloat while praying for the war's expedient end.  Fate, however, has a plan of its own, one that threatens Joan’s faith in Walt’s promise to return.

Simply comment below with either your favorite historical romance movie or novel of all time, and I'll have random.org choose ONE lucky winner!

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Enter in the Scavenger Hunt and you 
could win...



Each hunt participant has a letter(s) in their post - in order to enter for Roane Publishing's GRAND PRIZE, you will need to gather all of the letters along the way, then unscramble them to find the secret message. 

Don’t worry if you get lost or mixed up with the linky list. Simply hop back to the ROANE PUBLISHING BLOG POST by clicking on the link or either of the Hunt buttons where you can find the complete list of participants and links.

MY SECRET LETTER...




Already gathered the letters and know the message? Then check out the Rafflecopter below & enter for your chance to win!



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Also in celebration, Roane Publishing is offering a 25% SITE-WIDE sale! Simply use the Promo Code: 3YEARS at checkout time to get those savings!



LINKY LIST OF PARTICIPANTS:



Grand Prize Giveaway open to US citizens only.  No purchase necessary, but you must be 18 or older to enter. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter, and announced on the widget. Winner well be notified by emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Roane Publishing's marketing department.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Caught Between Worlds: Author Letter to the MC, Gabrielle #BlogTour #Giveaway


HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO 

CAUGHT BETWEEN WORLDS!


Caught Between Worlds
Contemporary Romance / PNR
By G.P. Gadbois
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: August 15, 2016
Keywords: Romance, contemporary, paranormal, ghosts, friendship, adventure, road trip

Gabrielle and three college friends must deal with a temporary setback when they are stranded in St. Clair, USA. Her holiday unravels in a series of exhilarating events. Her salvation, the handsome deputy Brady, succeeds in keeping her safe and captures her heart.

Deputy Richard Brady’s peaceful life ceases when Gabrielle shows up at his door. It is his duty to keep the charming Canadian safe from the life threatening supernatural activities, but his personal motives frighten him more than the danger itself.

Will love conquer and bring them together after Gabrielle returns home?




PURCHASE LINKS:





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Letter from the author to the lovely MC, Gabrielle

Dear Gabrielle,

I know I messed up your vacation plans, but I couldn’t help myself, I had a different journey in mind for you.  

You expected a fun camping trip with your girlfriends, but I uprooted you from the security of your home in Cornwall, Ontario, and brought you to a bed-and-breakfast where paranormal sightings are common. I added a touch of mystery by creating a myth; ‘Anyone who encounters the ghost does not live to tell the tale.’ Spotting and interacting with the famous ghost made you a prime target.

I’ll admit by doing so I created stress, but life isn’t always easy. For one week you witnessed or experienced deceit, cruelty, misery and violence. Emotions unfamiliar to you; however in reality many people live with it daily. If nothing else, the experience opened your eyes to a different world.

Although your friend Wendy’s motto, ‘everything happens for a reason’, is one of your favorite, at times when faced with change or tragedy, remaining optimistic is difficult, but you managed to. When you interacted with the ghost, you saw an opportunity of a lifetime whereas Deputy Rick Brady saw danger.

Also, if ‘everything happens for a reason’ the circumstances in which you met the handsome deputy would have been different at the campground, therefore the outcome as well. In St. Clair, he became your lover, your first. You loved his smile, enjoyed his company, and you trusted your instincts. On the day you were meant to leave, you weighed the pros and cons and for everyone’s safety you chose to spend the remainder of your vacation with him instead of continuing on with your girlfriends. Your decision demonstrated a sign of independence, of growth, and the first step in forming a relationship.

Deputy Brady’s insights about your life being in danger were accurate. The horrid incidents began the day Suzanne suffered a head injury, and the events didn’t stop until you were taken hostage. Despite the terror you felt at that moment, your will to survive kicked-in, and you managed to escape the villain’s claws. The notion is as old as dirt, but I truly believe good will always triumph.

Your vacation ended and you left Rick’s home, but the affection you felt for him kept growing stronger. You both realized a long distance relationship wasn’t easy, but you never gave up.

Today, as I sat in the last pew of the church and listened to the vows you and Rick exchanged, I knew I’d made the right choice.

Your friend, G.P. Gadbois


About the Author:

G.P. is Canadian. A wife and mother of three who works in school bus transportation. In her last year of high school, she enjoyed writing a weekly column published in the French newspaper in her home town. Writing took a back seat for years and now that her children are grown, it’s become her favorite hobby.

Entertaining others is like breathing – it is part of who she is.

Author Links:

Website:



Tour Schedule


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GIVEAWAY!


A $20 Amazon gift card




Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code.  No purchase necessary, but you must be 18 or older to enter. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter, and announced on the widget. Winner well be notified by emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Roane Publishing's marketing department.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Happy Book Birthday to Caught Between Worlds! #PNR #Ghosts #Giveaway


HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO 

CAUGHT BETWEEN WORLDS!



Caught Between Worlds
Contemporary Romance / PNR
By G.P. Gadbois
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: August 15, 2016
Keywords: Romance, contemporary, paranormal, ghosts, friendship, adventure, road trip


Gabrielle and three college friends must deal with a temporary setback when they are stranded in St. Clair, USA. Her holiday unravels in a series of exhilarating events. Her salvation, the handsome deputy Brady, succeeds in keeping her safe and captures her heart.

Deputy Richard Brady’s peaceful life ceases when Gabrielle shows up at his door. It is his duty to keep the charming Canadian safe from the life threatening supernatural activities, but his personal motives frighten him more than the danger itself.

Will love conquer and bring them together after Gabrielle returns home?





PURCHASE LINKS:

Roane Publishing: http://www.roanepublishing.com/product-p/cbw-01.htm









About the Author:

G.P. is Canadian. A wife and mother of three who works in school bus transportation. In her last year of high school, she enjoyed writing a weekly column published in the French newspaper in her home town. Writing took a back seat for years and now that her children are grown, it’s become her favorite hobby.

Entertaining others is like breathing – it is part of who she is.

Author Links:

Website:



Tour Schedule


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GIVEAWAY!


A $20 Amazon gift card




Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code.  No purchase necessary, but you must be 18 or older to enter. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter, and announced on the widget. Winner well be notified by emailed and have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Roane Publishing's marketing department.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Test your Holiday Smarts! Quiz time! ~ A Heartwarming Holiday



Test your Holiday Smarts! Quiz time!


by Dana Mentick

Ah yes! Can you smell the crunch of fall leaves and the sweet spice of apple cider on the stove? In honor of the launch of Nutcracker Sweets, our super fun holiday anthology in the A Heartwarming Holiday boxed set, I thought it would be a hoot to put our knowledge to the test. Here's a little quickie quiz to get you into that holiday mood. Scroll down to find the answers.
Post your score to share the fun!

1. True or False: Thanksgiving is celebrated only in America.

2. What does the word "cornucopia" mean?

3. A cranberry must bounce how many inches high to be sure it isn't too ripe?

4. How many swans are 'a swimmin' in the in the Twelve Days of Christmas song?

5.  It's customary in Spain on New Year's Eve to quickly eat twelve of what kind of fruit?


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This holiday season, warm your heart with 15 connected sweet, clean & wholesome holiday romances set in Christmas Town from 15 Harlequin Heartwarming authors who are USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors.



There are five connected books in A Heartwarming Holiday. That means each set of three novellas shares characters and storylines! This collection of PG-rated holiday romances are all set in Christmas Town, Maine, a location introduced in the 2014 Harlequin Heartwarming release Christmas, Actually. A Heartwarming Holiday will bring you laughter, tears, and happily-ever-afters.

Book 1: Once Upon a Holiday by Anna Adams, Anna J Stewart & Melinda Curtis
Book 2: Holiday Heroes by Leigh Riker, Tara Randel & Cari Lynn Webb
Book 3: 24 North Pole Lane by Carol Ross, Amy Vastine & Cheryl Harper
Book 4: Magic Moments by Tara Taylor Quinn, Shirley Hailstock & Liz Flaherty
Book 5: Nutcracker Sweethearts by Dana Mentink, Roz Denny Fox, & Amie Denman

If this boxed set appeals to you, look for our previous holiday anthology: A Heartwarming Christmas. http://amzn.to/2a6JWcK


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Here are the answers. How did you do?

1.    False (Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving also.)
2.    Horn of Plenty
3.    Four Inches
4.   Seven
5.  Grapes

Dana Mentink lives in California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. Her family includes two teen girls (affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo.) Papa Bear is retired from the fire department and he met Dana doing a dinner theater production of The Velveteen Rabbit. Ironically, their parts were husband and wife.


Dana is an American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense and a two time ACFW Carol Award winner. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She is honored to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired, Harlequin Heartwarming, and Harvest House Publishers. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, a dog with social anxiety problems, a chubby box turtle and a feisty parakeet.