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Kisses Between the Lines-available now!

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Hello Wonderful Readers,

I’m thrilled. I mean, today is one of those days that you work towards, envision, and circle on the calendar, and then FINALLY get to see.:) The latest in the Echo Ridge Anthologies is available-and it’s everywhere.

The amazing Rachelle Christensen has been the driving force for getting Kisses Between the Lines, a five-book set written by bestselling and award-winning authors, available on Amazon, the Kindle lending library, audio book, and in paperback. She is absolutely amazing!!

So, let me tell you about this anthology. The book centers around the Echo Ridge Library fundraiser. Because it’s all about the library, each author chose a classic novel and put a spin on it. My book is The Lion, The Witch, and the Library.

About the Book

Jennifer Solomon’s birthday wish is for the one thing she’s been too shy to go after: Kirke Staples, Echo Ridge’s resident playwright, an avid mountain biker, and her best friend. Friend, as in don’t kiss, don’t covet, and don’t under any circumstances fall in love with the man. But it’s too late—she’s already fallen in love. Hoping for a birthday kiss that will change everything, she arranges an “accidental” meeting with the handsomest man on the library board. Her carefully laid plans are thrown off track when the beautiful Bay Barington sweeps into town and casts a spell over Kirke. In her efforts to win Kirke’s heart, Jennifer is forced to take a look at her inner self and decide what type of woman she wants to be, a lion or witch.

Other Books

There are five books total in the anthology: Much Ado About a Kiss; The Lion, The Witch, and the Library; The Kiss Thief; The Last of the Gentlemen; and Pride & Persuasion.

The characters are interwoven, the setting is stunning, and the feeling of a town where people care about one another comes through in every page.

If you’d like to pick up a copy, click here. I know you’re going to love this book!

 


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New BMB book available

Dear Reader,
Some stories are personal and come straight from the heart–this is one of those stories. After burying four grandparents in less than 14 months, I became well acquainted with death, dying, and grief. I understand why there are terms like “we lost them” and “they passed away.” Phrases such as these give feeling where the word “died” doesn’t portray the sense of loss, emptiness, and heartache we experience when a loved one’s spirit leaves this mortal realm.
And yet, in all of that, there is love. We ache because we love. We grieve because we love. We cry and shake and cling to one another–because of love. Even at the center of our hardest times, there is love.
That’s why I was finally able to write this story. After the haze of sadness over the losses, all that was left was love. I poured it into the pages of this book and I hope that you can feel that love as you read.
Wishing you all the best,
Lucy

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To get your copy, click here.

Liam Bernhard has climbed Egyptian pyramids, skydived, searched for sunken treasure, reached high camp on Mount Everest, and paddle boarded in Antarctica. He has one final wish before he dies; he wants to be married. With time running short, he hires Pamela Jones to find him a bride.
Kiera Martin has done the Billionaire Marriage Brokers arrangement once before and it didn’t turn out well. She left her verbally abusive husband and BMB behind to nurse her mom through cancer treatments—expensive cancer treatments. Three years later, with few financial options left, still carrying baggage from her first marriage, and her mom in remission, Kiera gives Pamela one more chance.
What she thinks will be the fast road to debt reduction turns out to be the hardest path she’s ever trod as Liam’s diagnosis looms over their every minute together. He showers her with enough love to last eternity, which is good because eternity may be all they have to look forward to. In order to find her happy ending in a world where sorrows outweigh the joys, Kiera must learn how to live in the moment, cherish every good gift, and love like she was dying.


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The Lucky Billionaire

Hello!

How’s your summer going? I hope it’s been sunshine and water fights and great books and giggles. That’s what summer should be and I wish it for all of you. One thing that I love about summer is hitting the library and coming home with a huge stack of books and then falling into the couch for the afternoon. I’m currently reading a book called Unleash the Power of the Female Brain, by Dr. Daniel G. Amen. I’m only about 2 chapters in but I’ve found the information on the differences between a female brain and a male brain so interesting–especially because I have three boys.

I’ve already finished The Lucky Billionaire by author Jeanette Lewis. It was a quick, afternoon in the sun read that left me with a happy heart. The information is below if you’d like to pick up a copy. You can also click here.

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When Ty Epperson wins a fortune in the Idaho State Lottery, he’s determined to put his sudden wealth to good use, even if it means putting up with Holland Morrissey, a Los Angeles image consultant who has never met a credit card she doesn’t like and thinks spending $1000 on a pair of pants is normal behavior. Ty has never considered himself lucky in life or in love, until now. But not all of Ty’s plans are popular and someone is determined to stop him, putting everyone and everything he loves at risk.

Of course, this book had me wondering what I would do differently if I won the lottery.:) Hire a cleaning service? You bet. Buy a new car? Uh-yeah. And, if possible, I’d buy a second home in Italy just for funzies. What would you do?

 


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Release day!!!

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Spring is Snow Valley is officially launched and I’m so excited that I feel like drinking something bubbly. But, since my training for a half marathon started THIS MORNING I’ve sworn off all carbonation which includes my very yummy celebratory Vanilla Pepsi. (Although, coconut flavored Pepsi tastes even better. If YOU are not training for a half, then you should have one on my behalf.):)

One of the reasons Snow Valley is so dear to my heart is the opportunity it provides to work with some incredibly wonderful and talented women. The reason I find them so remarkable, is that I get to hear their stories of struggle, pain, heartache, and loss and yet I see the beautiful stories they weave together about hope, romance, determination, and love. Their stories speak to my heart and bring joy to my day–I just know they’ll do the same for you!

To get your copy of Spring in Snow Valley–six sweet and romantic books all set in the Montana town of Snow Valley–click here.

You can check out a summary of each book below. Happy reading.:)

Operation Kiss the Girl, Cindy Roland Anderson

Ivy Baker is doomed to marry a man she only pretends to be in love with to save the family ranch. Since she isn’t marrying for love, Ivy secretly creates a kissing wish list composed of scenes from the romance books she loves to read. She hopes to experience at least one kiss from her list before she becomes officially engaged and seals her fate. When she travels to Snow Valley to help her aunt recover from knee surgery, Ivy finds herself falling for Kellen Thomas, an irresistible cowboy she should avoid. By chance Kellen finds Ivy’s list, and decides to make it his mission to help her fulfill her bucket list, turning her world upside down and making Ivy want to choose her heart over duty.

Love Coming Late, Jeanette Lewis

Cynthia Eddington never thought she’d return to Snow Valley after a string of bad luck forced the sale of her beloved farm there. But here she is, about to start a new life with her children, Jackson and Anoria. Cynthia plans to focus on her career and her family; she’s not looking for romance and she’s definitely not looking for sexy cowboy, Colby Schroder.

Running from the Cowboy, Cami Checketts

Missy Horman escaped an abusive marriage and returns to Snow Valley to help her father deal with her emotionally disturbed mother. Volunteering to teach a youth Sunday school class seems like a good way to get out of her comfort zone—until she ends up kissing Porter Wilson in front of a bunch of teenagers. Embarrassed, and secretly thrilled, by the kiss, she writes Porter off as a playboy. But, Missy wasn’t the only one affected and Porter’s new mission in life is to prove that there’s more to him than flirting and world-tilting kisses. He wants to show her that a true cowboy knows how to treat a lady and, if Missy can’t keep her wits about her, she might just let him.

The Bet, Taylor Hart

When Destiny Morningstar gets blackmailed into spending her spring break in Snow Valley, the last thing she’s looking for is a date, especially not with Adam and Chase Moon—two attractive and athletic brothers. But soon she finds herself tangled up in a dating spree that includes a flag football game, swinging around the barn dance, and hiking to Snow Valley’s romantic hot springs with the town’s most eligible bachelors. At every turn she’s within kissing distance of one of the delectable Moon men. When she discovers she’s been part of some bet fueled by sibling rivalry and overactive egos she has to make a decision—forgive them both or miss out on the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

Sealed with a Kiss, Kimberley Montpetit

Jessica Mason and Pastor James are struggling to make their long-distance relationship work between Snow Valley and New Orleans where Jessica dances with the local ballet company. When April Murphy, a war widow with a child, shows up in Snow Valley, James reluctantly begins to wonder if he and Jessica are really meant to be. April would make the perfect pastor’s wife and he’d have an instant family and the stability he craves. But he can’t get the spitfire Jessica out of his mind and when she returns to Snow Valley to accept an inheritance, her male ballet partner in tow, the love triangle takes on a new edge. Can Jessica and James figure out how to create a family while living in two different states—or do they allow their hearts to move on and forget the passion they once shared?

Romancing a Husband, Lucy McConnell

Natalie Lawson is at a crossroads. Her husband is down on his luck and some days he’s just plain down while Natalie is moving forward, gaining promotions and starting new adventures. In some ways, they’ve grown apart and Natalie can’t help but wonder if her path through life will always include Eli. When tragedy throws them together, Natalie learns a profound lesson that may save her marriage and provide the key to romancing a husband.

 

 

 


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New Book from Award-Winning Author

Proposals and PoisonProposals and Poison, Wedding Planner Mysteries book #3 Rachelle J. Christensen

“Cozy mystery meets romantic comedy in this fabulous, fast-paced story.”
Cami Checketts author of The Resilient One, A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance

Love can be a very dangerous thing.
At least it seems that way to Adri Pyper, the premier wedding planner in Sun Valley, Idaho. When one of her clients dies mysteriously, Adri takes the advice of the local detective and swears she will stay out of the investigation . . . this time. Luke Stetson’s involvement in the case, along with the possibility of a kiss between the two, should be enough incentive to keep Adri out of trouble. But when a dog-themed wedding is almost ruined by a suspect, Adri and her assistant, Lorea, are thrust into private eye mode. When poison enters the picture, even a reluctant sleuth can’t steer clear of danger.

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“Packed with danger and romance, intrigue and entertainment, Rachelle Christensen’s Wedding Planner series is romantic suspense that will keep you turning pages late into the night!”
–Maria Hoagland, Author of The ReModel Marriage (Romance Renovations series)

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RachelleAuthor Rachelle J. Christensen
Rachelle is a mother of five who writes mystery/suspense, nonfiction, and women’s fiction. She solves the case of the missing shoe on a daily basis. She enjoys raising chickens and laughing with her husband. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in psychology and a minor in music.
Rachelle is the award-winning author of ten books, including The Soldier’s Bride (a Kindle Scout Selection), Wrong Number, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things, What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know, and Christmas Kisses: An Echo Ridge Anthology. Her novella, “Silver Cascade Secrets,” was included in the Rone Award–winning Timeless Romance Anthology, Fall Collection.

Rachelle has a VIP mailing list where all subscribers get access to free books, guides, and other resources. Sign up now to hear what exciting news Rachelle has to share. http://eepurl.com/eFD3o

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“Mystery, suspense, murder and romance all intriguingly tied together in one very fun walk-down-the-aisle cozy mystery!”—Shauna Wheelwright, reviewer

“I love a great mystery that keeps my interest and keeps the pages turning. I loved the Hawaiian setting, that was a character on its own. As the story progressed, I enjoyed where the author went with the mystery, doing a perfect job of planting the right amount of seeds to try to throw me off the trail of who the killer was.”—Mindy Holt, reviewer

 

Giveaway Details

$25 cash giveaway plus an ebook bundle of the Wedding Planner Mystery Books 1 & 2. (gifted via Amazon)

Ends 3/3/16

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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The Billionaire Bride Pact

The Resilient One by Cami Checketts

Alyssa Armsworth, a world-renowned photographer, has no intentions of honoring the Billionaire Bride Pact she made as a teenager to avoid getting her bra hung from the camp flagpole. Marriage is the last thing on her to-do list and when her father forces his wealthy friends on her, she runs to Maui.

She plans to lay low, take some great pictures, and eat fresh fish–until Beckham Taylor arrives. Stuck in the same hotel and spending days on the white sand with the handsome ex-NHL star wouldn’t be all that bad except Alyssa’s done something in the past that Beckham could never forgive. Before she can confess, her misdeeds are thrust onto the front cover of a well-known magazine. Alyssa must overcome her fears or live without Beckham.

 

Available now for only $2.99 – Amazon or free for Prime and KOLL members.

The Passionate One by Jeanette Lewis

As the creator of the Billionaire Bride Pact, Erin Parker is determined to see it through. And now that wealthy, gorgeous Brennan Avery has been cast as her costar in a play destined for Broadway, things couldn’t be better. But Erin’s best friend, Matt Walters, isn’t ready to give up on her. He has a plan to escape the friend zone and prove to Erin that there are more important things than money and fame.

Available now for only $2.99 or free for Prime members – Amazon

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Christmas Giveaway and Facebook Takeover

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Giveaway and Facebook Events

As I looked for ways to market my books this holiday season, I really wanted to find events or opportunities for readers. I wanted you to have access to books, opportunities for your families, and some just plain fun events. With that in mind I signed up for the Just in the Nick of Time $250 Cash Giveaway. The winner will receive $250 just in time to do some last minute Christmas shopping (or pay off the smokin’ credit card.) Good luck!! I hope you win the cash!!

As for fun–the authors of the Echo Ridge and Snow Valley Anthologies have instigated a Facebook Takeover on the 12 Days of Christmas Stories page. That’s right, we’ll be live and together so you can ask questions, talk about your favorite characters, and get sneak peaks at the next release. See below for more information.

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Follow this link to catch Connie Sokol, Heather Tullis, Rachelle Christensen, Cami Checketts and me live.
We’ll be giving away an Echo Ridge gift bag and talking about our stories. We’d love to hear from you!!

 

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Happening Thursday December 10, at 9:00 a.m.
Stop by and meet Cami Checketts, Taylor Hart, Jeanette Lewis, Kimberley Montpetite, Cindy Anderson, and me!
We’re so excited we’re giving away free ebooks.
Hope to see you there.

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