Monday, November 30, 2015

Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ecopies of 

Finding Freedom!

Finding Freedom
Found by Fate 2

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: February 2016
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Keywords: Erotic, Romance, Contemporary, Menage, Novella, Series

Description: Will two men be Tessa’s ticket to freedom – or her one way trip to eternal damnation?

Tessa’s life beneath the strict rules of her parents’ cultish church leaves her longing for independence. Her boring, small-town checkout lane job barely covers the bills, let alone fulfill her wants and desires.

Until the weekly visits of god-like Trent and Brody have her dreaming of a Tessa sandwich with both sensual men as her bread.

Fantasies may be a pastime of the wicked, but when Trent asks her on a date—with both him and Brody—Tessa decides to take a chance, knowing the purity of her soul is at stake. Will these two men be her ticket to freedom – or her one way trip to eternal damnation?


Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARC copies to three lucky winners!

You don’t even have to be a blogger.

If you are willing to leave an honest review before December 19th, you are eligible to enter.

How? Simply fill out the form!

You have until Midnight of December 5th when three winners will be chosen by random drawing.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Win an eARC of Hearts of Valor #Military #Romance #PoW @RoanePublishing

Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ecopie ARCs of 
Hearts of Valor!

Hearts of Valor
Genre: Romance Anthology (Sweet)
Release Date: January 13, 2016
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Keywords: Romance, Anthology, Sweet, military, veteran, war, POW, bravery

Description: It takes a heart of valor to survive love's battlefield.

Six veteran themed romantic tales brimming with love and sacrifice are sure to show us all what it truly means to have a Heart of Valor.


​Hero of Her Heart - S.L. Hughson
Feathers - T.E.Hodden
A Manly Man - Jean Young
Goin' Home - Philip Lisagor
The Promise - London Saint James
Promises Kept - Terri Rochenski


Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARC copies to three lucky winners!

You don’t even have to be a blogger.

If you are willing to leave an honest review before January 27th, you are eligible to enter.

How? Simply fill out the form!

You have until Midnight of November 28th when three winners will be chosen by random drawing.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thankful for You blog hop! #Giveaway Love's Sorrow AND Love's Revenge! #Historical #Romance

This time of year, I always try to count my blessings and remind myself what I have in my life that deserves thankfulness. Normally, my focus is on my family - parents, brothers, husband, and children. This year is no different. Family is always at the top of my list. 

What are you most thankful for?


My Giveaway:

Both Love's Sorrow & Love's Revenge ebooks!

Be sure to check out the linky list below.

Good luck!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

#WednesdayWisdom Google Docs Saved My Sanity #WritersLife #MarketingTip

Happy Hump Day!

Today, I wanted to share something I learned about last week...

Google DOCS!!

While I've been using the sheets for a few years for blog tour sign ups and all other sorts of sign up events in need of spreadsheets, I hadn't browsed any further than what I'd needed. 

Well. Enter some random marketing blog post in my inbox. Google Word Docs? Seriously?!? I jumped over to my Google Drive and what do you know...I could create a Word Doc to share with the world. I did a serious head desk.

Why was I SO thrilled? Because every time I make up a media kit for a new release and email it out, I have to update it a few times. No biggie, but when said doc has already been sent to blitz / tour hosts, I need to RESEND the stinkin' thing to every host. I also have to send out a separate mass email with purchase links once they're available.

Now, while this might not seem so big of a deal for a little old author like me with a half dozen or so releases each year (my alter ego's releases, that is), I also act as the marketing director for Roane Publishing. Yeah. I send out a couple of these suckers a year to say the least.

Also, these docs are accessible to you regardless of being home on your PC or laptop. On vaca and someone needs your media kit ASAP?? Send them the link. Easy peasy. 


How 'bout you? Use Google Docs? Are they new to you?

Check them'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Happy Book Birthday to Tempered by Her and Lynn Burke! #Contemporary #Romance #RissoFamily #Giveaway!!

Happy Book Birthday to Lynn Burke and 
Tempered by Her!

Tempered by Her
Risso Family #4
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Keywords: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance, BDSM, Light Bondage

Zane Risso, a Dominant unyielding in his desires, is haunted by the one woman he wants and can’t have, vanilla goodie-two-shoes Raquel Hawkins. He knows the only way to flush her from his system is to seduce her and move on, because surrendering the kink club addiction he enjoys is not a demand he'll accept. From any woman.
Raquel Hawkins has never known temptation like the blue-eyed Italian god who seems fond of whispering naughty things in her ear during office hours. He’s bad news—sin personified—and although she continues to deny him, her body’s responses to his sensual words just might buy her a one-way ticket to hell.
From their first kiss, Zane’s determination to overcome her Pollyanna principles threatens his lifestyle. For Raquel, giving in to temptation would doubtless leave her heart a shredded mess—and unlock sordid secrets best left in the dark.

Click on the image above more information on the Risso Family Series


About Lynn Burke

Lynn Burke is a full time mother, voracious gardener, and scribbler of spicy romance stories. A country bumpkin turned Bay Stater, she enjoys her chowdah and Dunkin Donuts when not trying to escape the reality of city life.

Her current work, the Risso Familly Novellas, revolves around four siblings from Boston’s North End.
Find Lynn on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Amazon, and Goodreads.



All FOUR Risso Family novellas and a 
$10 Amazon Gift Card!

Monday, November 9, 2015

#MondayMoans: Saying goodbye to the weekend #nomorevacation #WritersLife

Anyone besides me have a kick ass weekend? 

I got to head back west to my old stomping grounds...Pennsylvania! My oldest niece got married on Sunday, so I got to see a TON of family including my 3 rockin' brothers, their wives, and their slew of kids.

The wedding was awesome. Beautiful bride and all that good stuff. :) 

The ride back to MA? Pretty durn good. All 3 of my kids behaved like angels. Go figure. Home by 4, unpacked by 5, ordered out for pizza, and called it a night.  

And now Monday has arrived and the to-do list is a bit overwhelming. I FINALLY get to start NaNo - writing an historical romance for an upcoming anthology. At least I got some ideas down on paper during the ride home yesterday.

Go me!


What'd you do this weekend? Anything fun? Exciting? 

​How's NaNo going?

Happy Book Birthday to Faerie's Ring! #Fantasy #Fae #Magic @RoanePublishing #RoaneBooks

Happy Book Birthday to Faerie's Ring!

Faerie’s Ring
Sedona Series, Book #1
Author:  Jaylee Austin
Publisher:  Roane Publishing
Release Date:  November 9, 2015
Keywords:  Fantasy, Fae, Faeries, Paranormal, Romance, Demons, Vortex, Realms, Magic, Sidhe

A fallen demon invades Lara Clint’s beloved city of Sedona and a strange voice calls for her to awaken to her destiny. A demon catcher, she is summoned to capture and reignite the flame of the iris, stolen by the son of Vobris, God of Light. Ironically, her own secret binds her to the demon.

Rafe Avery, a sidhe warrior and protector of dreams, is challenged to remove the black rose of darkness and help the one chosen to replace the white iris. Time has run out. The gates of Elysium and the magic portals will close to humankind, leaving them to the mercy and control of the revenge-seeking demon.

A hot attraction ignites between the human and fae as they struggle to accomplish their goals. Lara’s secret threatens to destroy all their lives. Is Rafe’s love strong enough to break evil bonds and bring the darkness to justice? 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an 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.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wednesday Wisdom: The #Paleo Diet and #Halloween

Today, I wanted to share some awesome line or ten about the secrets to being a successful author, but I got nothin'. All I can say is keep writing. Keep submitting. Keep your fingers crossed! 

Seriously, I'll dive into deeper stuff in the coming weeks.

So, what bit of wisdom do I have for you on this lovely Wednesday?



Need I explain why? Heath bars. They. Are. Evil. Especially at 2 in the afternoon when you've been KILLING the Paleo thing all day and 


the afternoon munchies slay your best intentions.

OR, you could simply throw out every single piece of candy your munchins bring home from all your lovely neighbors. Yeah, like Dad will let that happen.

Happy Writing!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Tidbit Tuesday: Love's Pardon and #NaNo! Who's with me?!?

Since NaNo started yesterday, I'm going to share a smidge from what I'm attempting to rewrite...

Love's Pardon, Means of Mercy #3.

This snippet is from a rough draft written TWELVE years ago, so be kind in your critique. 

This is a letter that Gavin MacKay wrote to his mother while he lay on his deathbed in New York, a letter that Wyatt, his son, finds nineteen years later.


My dearest mother,
            I know I shall soon draw my last breath, and so I dictate this letter to a
lawyer with great urgency.  How I wish I were home in Scotland… how I wish I could see your face one last time.  I’m sorry for not visiting, but I have something to tell you that should soften the heartache.
            I had a visitor in my hospital room today…it was Anne.  She looked so beautiful, mother… her face was so still and peaceful.  I wanted to drag myself from the bed and fall to my knees to beg her forgiveness for all I had ever said and done, but my selfish bitterness and pride wouldn’t allow it.  I lay there and lashed out at her as I’d done countless times before and I hate myself for it.
            Strangely enough my angry words didn’t offend her.  She’d come to see me with only one thing on her mind.  Anne begged my forgiveness, mother!  How can a heart so misused and abused find mercy enough for a man such as me?  There was no trace of scorn in her soft voice or resentment in her lovely eyes.  There was only compassion.
I’ve always scorned pity, and even more so right then.  My cold-heartedness intensified and my tower of pride refused to be scaled.  Dearest mother, she handed me a picture.  A picture of my son, she said, but I wouldn’t even look at it.  Instead, I accused her of trying to get her hands on my money, knowing full well that wasn’t her true intention.  Anne hadn’t ever cared about my fortune and never would.
            As she turned to leave, I finally looked at the picture she had placed on my chest.  A silent sob filled my throat as I looked at the precious face of the child.  I have a son mother.  I clutched it to me as tears fell onto the pillow beneath my head. Anne left before I had a chance to stop her.
            I called for my lawyer and begged him to find Anne, to tell her that my will will indeed be changed, and to tell her that our son cannot grow without knowing his grandmother.  He will do so once he finishes penning this letter to you.
            I shall never see you again in this life my sweet mother.  I pray that Anne will bring your grandson to Scotland to fill the void my death will undoubtedly bring.  I wish you a long and happy life.  I thank you for mine.  
                                                                        Your loving son,


Love's Sorrow & Love's Revenge can both be found over at Roane Publishing.
Who else is attempting NaNo this year?
Best of luck!!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Cover Reveal: Hearts of Valor, a sweet #romance #Anthology @RoanePublishing

Hearts of Valor
A Sweet Romance Anthology
By: Various Authors
Release Date: Jan 13, 2016
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Keywords: military, veteran, POW, sweet, romance, short stories, war, soldier

The Promise by London Saint James

Description: The year Veronica turned twenty-two changed her life. She graduated from San Diego State University, married the handsome Lieutenant Carter Weis—widowed six months after the happy nuptials.
Captain Quinn Alstrom of the U.S. Coast Guard was eager to start his newest post; however the excitement had nothing to do with the beautiful surroundings of Key West, and everything to do with his best friend’s wife.
Will Quinn’s surprise arrival in Veronica’s life re-spark the fire in the vivacious woman he remembered? Or, will the memory of her fallen husband stop the two of them from finding happiness?   

A Manly Man by Jean Young
Description: Confederate POW, Braxton Bolton, had an unexpected visitor the day before his execution, when Arabella Anderson walked into his jail cell and, in front of other POWs, kissed him until he shook with desire.

Two years prior, she had been the Lieutenant Colonel’s prisoner. While she was tortured and raped by the other Confederate soldiers, Bolton was different. He protected her from further suffering, and the grateful young woman had come to repay his kindness. While they became more and more intimate, she learned the story behind his kindness.

But what she learned while with her hero POW, turns the sweet girl into a fearsome warrior. One determined to save the soldier with a noble heart. 

Hero of Her Heart by S.L. Hughson

Description: Nicole Taylor has loved Vincent for years. Now he’s back from serving in the Army, and she’s determined to make him see her as something other than a little sister.

After a heated Valentine’s date, Nicole is confused by Vince’s withdrawal. She confronts him, but no matter how hot their physical attraction, he keeps backing away.

Nicole helps him follow his lifelong dreams but he drifts further from her happily-ever-after plans. What will it take for him to see he is truly the hero of her heart?

Feathers by T. E. Hodden

Description: Kerry only wanted to do right by Christopher. To protect him from the whispers of 'coward' and the shame of a white feather.

But the war doesn't look like a grand adventure any more. All Kerry wants is Chris home safe. But will he still be the same man she once knew?

Goin’ Home by Philip Lisagor

Description: How will Jack be able to put Iraq behind him and return home to Leah and their two children? The green peaceful coast of Ireland is the perfect landing zone from the brown violent landscape of Mesopotamia. Jack is humping is ruck along the North Atlantic coast when a chance encounter with an Irish maiden turns him all around and he hears the voice of Leah in a magical moment calling him home. 

Hearts of Valor blog tour is now scheduling!
If you're interested in hosting, please visit the blog tour page or click on the image above!