Have you read my new novel Dreaming in Chocolate? For a limited time, you can enter to win the book, plus 35 fantastic romantic women’s fiction novels from an amazing collection of authors, PLUS a brand new eReader – along with a collection of FREE ebooks just for entering!
Enter the BookSweeps contest by clicking here: http://bit.ly/romanticwomen-mar2018
After I graduated college (with a BFA and departmental honors in creative writing), I had a VERY difficult time writing. I’d started a novel somewhere around junior year and though I was really proud of what I had written so far, I couldn’t seem to get any more words on the page. I let other things take up my time and my brain space. And I didn’t care that I wasn’t writing because I honestly had no idea what I wanted to say.
All I knew was that I wanted to be taken seriously as a writer. And in my mind that meant no romance, no young adult, no anything that wasn’t the literary style I’d spent 3 years in school studying and trying to write.
So, I wrote NOTHING.
And then one day (close to five years later), I had a major revelation that has changed everything about my writing. I LOVE romance. I want to read about swoony boys and the girls who fall in love with them. Who struggle to find their happily ever after. That’s just who I am. A BIG FAT HOPEFUL ROMANTIC. And I was keeping that part of myself from one of the most personal aspects of my life. (I see you rolling your eyes at me. It’s okay. I totally deserve it. I’d roll my eyes at me too if it didn’t make me look bat-shit crazy.) But once I allowed myself to write what I wanted, what I loved, I haven’t been able to stop. Sure, my books might make some of my former teachers and classmates roll their eyes, but romance novels aren’t the number one selling genre for nothing. And I am damn proud of what I write and what I read.
So, in honor of Valentine’s Day and all my fellow lovers of romance out there, I’m participating in a romance book giveaway. We’ve got two prize packs available: YA and NA/Adult with some seriously swoony books. (Yes, you can enter both!)
Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway to win the YA e-book bundle!
Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for the NA/Adult e-book bundle!
So, my friend Rachel has put together a fabulous giveaway for romance readers. We’ve got two e-book packages (YA and NA/Adult) up for grabs with books from some amazing authors. I’ve read most of these books and can vouch for their swoony-ness. Seriously fun books. You want them. I promise.
So check out both packages (and the individual links to Goodreads) and then enter the giveaway by clicking on the Rafflecopter link at the bottom of the post!
Effortless with You by Lizzy Charles | King Sized Beds and Happy Trails by Becca Ann and Tessa Marie | The Funeral Singer by Linda Budzinski | Fraction of Stone by Kelley Lynn | Run for the Roses by Rachel Schieffelbein | Until We End by Frankie Brown
(Never) Again by Theresa Paolo | Love and Cupcakes by Susan Bishop Crispell | Switched by Cassie Mae | The Secret of Isobel Key by Jen McConnel | Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros | Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert
So good, right? Now enter away!
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To celebrate the release of my debut magical realism romance Love and Cupcakes, I’m giving away a copy of the e-book and 25 mini cupcakes from Baked By Melissa. Click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter!
For Jaclyn “Jack” Pace, sensing what sweets people crave is as easy as breathing. But it’s not enough to keep her cupcake bakery in the black.
So, when her estranged sister Harper comes back to town with an affinity for making art out of icing—and a past full of secrets—she reluctantly gives Harper a job and a place to crash.
As their sisterly relationship begins to thaw, the one with her business partner Graham starts to heat up. Given the legend that says Hollingsworth men will recognize their soul mates at first touch, Jack’s always been resigned to the fact that she’s not his.
But when she starts sensing desires that are decidedly not dessert-related, it’ll take all of her magic to set things right with customers and make her own desires come true.
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