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What’s a gal to do after the WORST DATE EVER? by Melodie Campbell #romance #chicklit #romcom

One day I am going to write a book.  It is going to be called, A Dummy’s Guide to Men.  It will include all sorts of useful tips, such as: How to find Prince Charming in a sea of Prince Ronalds.

Today’s Revolving Book is THE WORST DATE EVER by Melodie Campbell. (New Release!)

What it’s about:

Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs…

 Jennie has been a widow for two years.  Her twelve year old son thinks it’s about time she started dating, and so does her friend Angela. So Jennie signs up for an online dating site. Within hours, she has several first dates lined up for the week. Surely they’ll be one Prince Charming in the bunch.  And if not, it’s only one date, right?  How bad could it be?

Where you can get the WORST DATE EVER . . . 

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Stellar reviews for THE WORST DATE EVER . . . 

“Great for anyone who enjoys zipping through a lighthearted read in a single, short sitting.” Booklist

About the author: Melodie Campbell

Called the “Queen of Comedy” by the Toronto Sun, Melodie Campbell has connections in low places.  Don’t dig too deep.  You might find cement shoes.

Melodie has shared a literary shortlist with Margaret Atwood, and was recently seen lurking on the Amazon Top 50 Bestseller list between Tom Clancy and Nora Roberts.

Melodie has won the Derringer Award, the Arthur Ellis, and eight other awards for crime fiction.  She didn’t even steal them.

“Impossible not to laugh.” Library Journal review of THE GODDAUGHTER

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Before you go on your next blind date read this! WORST DATE EVER by @MelodieCampbell #amreading #romance #comedy

One day I am going to write a book.  It is going to be called, A Dummy’s Guide to Men.  It will include all sorts of useful tips, such as: How to find Prince Charming in a sea of Prince Ronalds.

Today’s Revolving Book is THE WORST DATE EVER by Melodie Campbell. (New Release!)

What it’s about:

Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs…

 Jennie has been a widow for two years.  Her twelve year old son thinks it’s about time she started dating, and so does her friend Angela. So Jennie signs up for an online dating site. Within hours, she has several first dates lined up for the week. Surely they’ll be one Prince Charming in the bunch.  And if not, it’s only one date, right?  How bad could it be?

Where you can get the WORST DATE EVER . . . 

amazon.com

amazon.ca

kobo

 

Chapters/Indigo

Stellar reviews for THE WORST DATE EVER . . . 

“Great for anyone who enjoys zipping through a lighthearted read in a single, short sitting.” Booklist

About the author: Melodie Campbell

Called the “Queen of Comedy” by the Toronto Sun, Melodie Campbell has connections in low places.  Don’t dig too deep.  You might find cement shoes.

Melodie has shared a literary shortlist with Margaret Atwood, and was recently seen lurking on the Amazon Top 50 Bestseller list between Tom Clancy and Nora Roberts.

Melodie has won the Derringer Award, the Arthur Ellis, and eight other awards for crime fiction.  She didn’t even steal them.

“Impossible not to laugh.” Library Journal review of THE GODDAUGHTER

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Dating was never supposed to be like this. WORST DATE EVER by Melodie Campbell #amreading #romance #love #relationships

One day I am going to write a book.  It is going to be called, A Dummy’s Guide to Men.  It will include all sorts of useful tips, such as: How to find Prince Charming in a sea of Prince Ronalds.

Today’s Revolving Book is THE WORST DATE EVER by Melodie Campbell. (New Release!)

What it’s about:

Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs…

 Jennie has been a widow for two years.  Her twelve year old son thinks it’s about time she started dating, and so does her friend Angela. So Jennie signs up for an online dating site. Within hours, she has several first dates lined up for the week. Surely they’ll be one Prince Charming in the bunch.  And if not, it’s only one date, right?  How bad could it be?

Where you can get the WORST DATE EVER . . . 

amazon.com

amazon.ca

kobo

Chapters/Indigo

Stellar reviews for THE WORST DATE EVER . . . 

“Great for anyone who enjoys zipping through a lighthearted read in a single, short sitting.” Booklist

About the author: Melodie Campbell

Called the “Queen of Comedy” by the Toronto Sun, Melodie Campbell has connections in low places.  Don’t dig too deep.  You might find cement shoes.

Melodie has shared a literary shortlist with Margaret Atwood, and was recently seen lurking on the Amazon Top 50 Bestseller list between Tom Clancy and Nora Roberts.

Melodie has won the Derringer Award, the Arthur Ellis, and eight other awards for crime fiction.  She didn’t even steal them.

“Impossible not to laugh.” Library Journal review of THE GODDAUGHTER

Connect with Melodie online:

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She’s turning 40 and feeling anything BUT fabulous. And then she sees HIM. #amreading #romance #paranormal #love

910277071-1Today’s REVOLVING BOOK THE PHOENIX SYNDROME by award-winning author CLAIRE GEM. (Winner 2014 FCRWA The Beacon Contest)

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

Turning forty, for research technician Lannie Marvin, is rough. It’s the day she discovers her husband is leaving her. At work, a crazed mouse brutally bites her. Lannie snaps. She heads off to chase the object of her newest crush, drummer of a heavy metal band—and an old dream of composing music.

Tristan Allard, said drummer, holds a benefit concert every year in memory of his wife. The musician is beginning to doubt his ability to write music without her inspiration. Plus, he’s damn lonely. So when a sexually charged woman literally plows into him at the backstage reception, Tristan is ready to learn more about her—and her long-buried interest in musical composition.

This new chance at life and love has them both euphoric, but reality bites back. Tristan is headed back to the UK to audition his latest album. And Lannie soon learns an elevated libido isn’t the only side-effect of that experimental drug.

It’s a musician’s worst nightmare—the drug Lannie was exposed to have rendered the mice deaf.

STELLAR REVIEWS!:

From Maia Silverdagger, Silverdagger Book Tours, 5 stars:

“Powerfully emotional with plenty of ups and downs, I was completely enraptured and found myself quite unable to put this book down!”

From Sarah Ann (Amazon), 5 stars:

“I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an amazing story of love and romance, yes, but also of growth and finding yourself and who you were truly meant to be!”

From B (Amazon), 5 stars:

“The character development was so good in this book and had me feeling so many emotions. I laughed, felt a little sad, held my breath and cheered…”

SNEAK PEEK:

I caught my brother watching me in the rearview mirror. He was wearing an impish grin. “For a while there,” he said, “we were afraid your mother might run off with one of the roadies.”

The next words popped out of my mouth before my brain had a chance to stop them.

“To hell with the roadies. If I run off, it will definitely be with the yummy drummer.”

AUTHOR BIO – CLAIRE GEM:

Strong Women, Starting Over

   ~Redefining Romance~

Claire is a multi-published, award winning author of emotional romance—contemporary, paranormal, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction. She writes about strong, resilient women who won’t give up their quest for a happy-ever-after—and the men lucky enough to earn their love. No helpless, hapless heroines here. These spunky ladies redefine romance, on their terms.

Her paranormal/romantic suspense, Hearts Unloched, won the 2016 New York Book Festival. Her latest release, The Phoenix Syndrome, won the women’s fiction division in FCRWA’s The Beacon Contest.

A New York native, Claire has lived in five of the United States and held a variety of jobs, from waitress to bridal designer to research technician—but loves being an author best. She and her happily-ever-after hero, her husband of 38 years, now live in central Massachusetts.

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The Christmas Princess is a USA Today Must-Read Romance! @PatriciaMcLinn #amreading #romance #wedding

the-christmas-princessTHE CHRISTMAS PRINCESS  is a USA Today Must-Read romance!

In its “Recommended Romance” column, USA Today says:

“McLinn writes a delightful, romantic tale with The Christmas Princess, which holds all the coziness of the holiday spirit. The Wedding Series continues with April and Hunter and the unusual assignment — pretending to be a princess — that stands between them. While the request may seem straightforward and doable, especially from Hunter’s perspective, the exercise of turning April into this fantasy ignites emotions and feelings that can render him speechless.

“McLinn is an expert at revealing the layers enveloping her characters. With each reveal, sometimes exquisitely subtle, we are pulled in deeper to be active participants in the emotionally charged, yet heart-melting romance. This is Happy Holidays with a grateful sigh.”

THE CHRISTMAS PRINCESS

In Book 5 of USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s Wedding Series, the stories shift from Chicago to Washington, D.C., and wrap in a little royalty, beginning with the enchanting “The Christmas Princess.”

Christmas isn’t looking so jolly for April Gareaux. Her job is uninspiring, her engagement is off, and she has nowhere to live. Yes, her family would take her in, especially Leslie and Grady Roberts and their friends who have become her extended family. But it’s time she stops relying on them. Then comes an extraordinary offer – spend the holidays in Washington with King Jozef of Bariavak as his possible long-lost granddaughter. Even more extraordinary is the man behind the offer and the one who will be beside her through the coming weeks, Hunter Pierce.

Determination and grit have moved Hunter beyond his past in Bariavak. Yet, here it is standing in front of him again, refusing to be ignored. … Just like his reactions to April. How can he fight what he’s feeling when they’re together all the time?

King Jozef has known tragedy in his life. Now comes this lovely young woman bringing joy to his holidays. How can he resist dabbling in some royal matchmaking? 

A vibration started at the base of April’s skull and zinged down her spine. “You’ve been watching me.”

Hunter’s eyelids lowered and rose once. That was it. One blink. Otherwise, he could have been a lump of granite — albeit a nicely shaped lump.

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STELLAR REVIEWS:

“… Such true-to-life characters that you might find yourself saying ‘Hey, I know someone just like that.’” – Under the Covers Book Reviews

“Wonderful … I cheered them on all the way.”— Rendezvous

“Another lovely story well up to Patricia McLinn’s high standards.” – 5-Star review

“I would certainly recommend this title to anyone who loves a great romance with great characters.” –5-Star review

“Powerful, moving … Vibrant, compelling characters and fresh, innovative plot.” – Rendezvous

ABOUT PATRICIA McLINN: 

USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s novels — cited by reviewers for warmth, wit and vivid characterization – have won numerous regional and national awards and been on national bestseller lists.

In addition to her romance and women’s fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit.
Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and — for 20-plus years — an editor at The Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA McLINN ONLINE:
 Twitter: @PatriciaMcLinn

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She just found a dead body in her house and she could be next! #99cents #amreading #lightromanticsuspense

A-BODYGUARD-TO-REMEMBER-by-ALISON-BRUCE-500x724Our DEAL OF THE WEEK is  A Bodyguard to Remember by Alison Bruce – a romantic suspense with a light touch. GET IT HERE FOR .99 CENTS! THIS WEEK ONLY!

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WHAT IT’S ABOUT:

Prudence Hartley has the usual single mom problems: getting her kids to school on time; juggling a gazillion errands while trying to get a full day’s work done; oh, and don’t forget about dinner.

But Pru’s problems become a tad more complicated and a lot more dangerous when she finds a dead man in her house. Or a dead spy to be exact. Suddenly, a federal agent named David Merrick shows up and whisks her and her kids into protective custody. Pru has so many questions spinning through her brain she doesn’t know where to begin. How is she going to keep her kids safe? What was the dead spy looking for in her house? Why are the spies after her? Oh, and there’s one more question . . . just a pesky, minor thing. Why does Merrick have to be so damn sexy and protective?

EXCERPT:

Maybe he was just doing his job, but Sergeant Merrick was my hero. He coordinated the paramedics, police, ambulance attendants, and an intrepid reporter who came running when three ambulances, an EMT truck from the fire department and half a dozen police cruisers congregated at the hotel. More importantly, at least to me, he calmed Hope and Boone, assuring them that their mother was fine, even if she was sitting with her head between her knees, holding a bloody towel. He got them clear of the chaos and made sure they got safely to their father’s with a police escort.

“I’ll have a uniformed officer stay with them overnight.” he assured.

Once they were away, Merrick signalled the next set of ambulance attendants to help me onto a stretcher.

“We meet again.”

I focussed on the speaker. It took me a moment, but I connected the dots. He checked on us the night before.

“Bob,” he said, in case I forgot.

I nodded. “I remember.”

“It looks like you were wrong,” he said as he helped me onto the stretcher. “Bullet wounds are catching.”

Flashing his badge, Merrick managed to get to us shortly after we arrived at the hospital. He made sure Zeke and I were kept together and stayed with us, even after repeatedly being told by the attending nurses to leave. Then, when we were alone, Merrick asked the big question. “What happened?”

I knew what he was really asking.

“Why didn’t I hide in the bathroom with Hope and Boone? You think I didn’t lock the door properly, but I put the security bar on and everything. I called you as soon as I could. What took you so long?”

I took a dive off the edge of rationality into the deep end of guilt and second-guessing. I burst into tears. I hate it when that happens.

“Give her a break, Sarge,” said Zeke, raising himself up on his good elbow. “She saved my life.”

Merrick, who had taken my outburst calmly, raised an eyebrow.

“Well,” Zeke temporised, “she intended to save my life. She couldn’t know that I had moved out of the line of fire.” He tried to sit up. “I know, I never should have been in his line of fire in the first place . . . probably should stick to the backroom stuff . . .”

In the midst of my sobbing and Zeke’s self-flagellation, Merrick told us to calm down.

Big mistake. That might have worked on Zeke. Don’t know. Wasn’t paying attention. For me, it was like waving a red cape in front of a bull. All my fear and guilt transformed into anger directed at him. I grabbed him by the shirt-front and pulled myself up with the strength that comes with hysteria.

“I’m not a cop. I’m a mother,” I shouted, hopping bare footed onto the cold floor. “I didn’t hide with my children because I figured that whoever it was, they were looking for me. If they found me, they wouldn’t go looking for my kids too. I didn’t know if you’d get there in time to stop Hope and Boone from becoming hostages and I wasn’t going to risk it. I wasn’t going to risk Zeke dying either and I would have done the same for you.”

I spoke in a rush, losing volume and air as I went, losing momentum as I realized the attention I was drawing. Not one of my shining moments.

I started to collapse. I tried to steady myself using my handhold on Merrick’s shirt. He grabbed my shoulders to brace me. He didn’t lose his cool for an instant.

“Call a nurse,” he told Zeke. “She’s bleeding.”

I gave a choke of laughter. There were at least two nurses, an orderly, and three men in uniform ranged behind Merrick.

My vision got blurry. I blinked to clear it, refocused, and noticed that Merrick was wearing red and green plaid pyjamas. I let go of his top and smoothed out the soft material.

“Flannel,” I said, and passed out.

Like what you’ve read so far? You can get your copy of  A Bodyguard to Remember at Lachesis Publishing as well as amazon, Barnes and Noble, kobo, and iBooks.

ABOUT ALISON BRUCE:

Alison Bruce has had many careers and writing has always been one of them. Copywriter, editor and graphic designer since 1992, Alison has also been a comic book store manager, small press publisher, webmaster and arithmetically challenged bookkeeper. In addition to writing, she is the Publication Manager of Crime Writers of Canada and part-time tech guru to the technology-impaired.

Alison writes mysteries, romantic suspense and historical romance. Her protagonists are marked by their strength of character, the ability to adapt (sooner or later) to new situations and to learn from adversity–traits she hopes to pass on to her children, Kate and Sam.

You can connect with Alison Bruce on her website and on facebook and twitter.

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She will uncover the truth UNBECOMING by MONICA COLLIER #amreading #suspense #thriller

417jFIS1HGL._SX309_BO1,204,203,200_TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the romantic suspense UNBECOMING: THE SECRET LIFE OF CAROLINE BLAINE Book 2 in a thrilling NEW series by author MONICA COLLIER.

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PUBLISHER: Red Press Co.
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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Caroline Blaine had faithfully served her country in the Navy. She delayed her own happiness, sacrificing relationships in her life, until the time was right and everything came together. She knew the joys of a passionate marriage, as God intended, with fellow sailor, David Reese. Despite the desire for a new life with her husband, in North Carolina, present circumstances are colored by the past and must be addressed before their future is destroyed. Hang on to your seat as the decorated officers trade their almost civilian life back-in for their military career. One last great adventure calls before the joy of parenthood overtakes their lives, as it should be. Their life as a married couple is strengthened by those surrounding them as they settle into a new household, country, and positions within the Navy.
monicablogphotoABOUT AUTHOR MONICA COLLIER:
Monica is a graduate of Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee, North Carolina. She is a published author, ordained minister, and graphic designer.

In Monica’s words: “I’m southern. I’m a night owl. I like my coffee. I suffer CSA on most mornings (cover separation anxiety).”

CONNECT WITH AUTHOR MONICA COLLIER ONLINE:

WEBSITE: http://monicacollier.com/

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