Thursday, December 24, 2015

Win ebooks for a year

Countdown to Christmas

I'm excited to be part of the Countdown to Christmas collection, where you can download
a new Christmas romance each day leading up to the holiday. Each book is loosely based
on a popular Christmas song. Descriptions of the books are below. 

Now, here's something even more fun! Each book contains the answer to a trivia question,
 and each correct answer will get you an entry in a prize drawing. What is the prize? 
A Kindle or Nook download of every book Trifecta publishes in 2016! 
That's a pretty cool prize! And no purchase is necessary - by using the "look inside"
 feature for each book, you'll be able to find the answer. 

Click here to enter (form is at the bottom of the post). 
Contest ends January 15th, 2016, at midnight Utah time. 


Sarah Jane Jefferson never felt like she was important to anyone.
Just one of the fifteen orphaned girls Edna Petunia Sanders adopted,
she spent her days working in an orphanage.  She had no real talent
other than cooking, but she knew how to love.  Needing someone to
play Santa Claus for the orphans' Christmas party, she approached
the handsome young pastor, Micah Barton, the new man in town.  

Micah Barton had his eye on one of the orphans the Sanders
had adopted, and when she approached him to help her at the
Christmas party, he couldn't refuse.  When a little girl captured
his heart at the party, and he needed a wife to help him raise her,
he knew what he had to do. They could parent the little girl 
together easily, but could they live as husband and wife as effortlessly?
Or were they destined to be in a loveless marriage for the rest of their lives?

Sarah Jane is loosely based on the song Christmas Carol
You can purchase it here as our first installment in our countdown! 
And while you're on that page, remember to click on "look inside"
to find the answer to this book's trivia question.




Spending Christmas vacation with her father is part of Avery Baumann’s plan—right between graduating with her MBA and starting her first real job alongside her successful boyfriend, Hayden. But it’s a plan she’s beginning to second-guess.

Architect Keenan Perry wants to design a plan of his own—one that includes Avery. If only it wasn’t for their rocky history, secrets buried in his past, and that pesky boyfriend of hers.

As Avery and Keenan work side by side to rebuild a friend’s home by Christmas, it may take more than a miracle for them to patch the past and build the future of their dreams . . . even if it isn’t what they had planned.

Home for the Holidays is loosely based on the song Home for the Holidays. You can purchase it now by clicking here! And remember to click on the "look inside" to find the answer to this book's trivia question. 





Former Army security expert Matt Degan is in desperate need of a Christmas miracle. His ex-wife cleaned out his savings account and abandoned their son. Sadly, he has no presents stashed.

When he finds a job as a bodyguard for Mikayla Lambert, a billionaire heiress who has been tormented by a stalker for four years, he’s caught up in family drama that threatens this beautiful woman he’s becoming enamored with and might also endanger his son. Can Matt protect everyone and save Christmas for his son, or will the stalker succeed at kidnapping Mikayla and destroying any chance at love between them?

Oh, Come On - Be Faithful is loosely based on Oh, Come All Ye Faithful. Come grab your copy here, and don't forget to look for the answer to the trivia question for the contest!  


                                                                                                        

The only thing Lily wants is for her children to have a nice warm home, and to make sure her family’s diner survives. When handsome billionaire David walks in and leaves a rather generous tip, he not only helps her little family, he also gives her something she hasn’t had for a long time—hope.

After the loss of his beloved wife, David moves to a small town in New York, hoping to escape the memories, along with the pressures of his life as the president of the largest ad agency in the country. The last thing he expects when he meets with his pastor is to run into the woman who will change his life forever.

David is willing to shower Lily with everything she needs, but Lily isn’t sure she can handle the kindness after everything she’s dealt with in the past. Will her bad memories keep them from being able to have a future together? Or will he be able to convince her that love is what makes life worth living?

A Christmas Worth Billions is loosely based on I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day. You can purchase it by clicking here! And don't forget to click on the "look inside" to find the trivia answer for the contest.




On her way home for a Christmas full of Norwegian traditions, Paige Sorensen is pulled over by the county sheriff in the small town of Higgins. The town’s annual Christmas dinner is in danger of being canceled, so the judge sentences Paige to community service, putting her experience as a caterer to good use.

The one thing she doesn’t count on is working with Wes—a good-looking deputy who can’t stand the holiday season. He makes sure the less fortunate have a merry Christmas, but the secrets behind his eyes say he may never celebrate it in his heart.

Paige fears being stuck in Higgins will ruin her family holiday, but as she helps others, she begins to discover what Christmas—and love—truly mean.

Keeping Christmas is loosely based on Good King Wenceslas. You can purchase it by clicking here. And don't forget to use the "look inside" feature to find the answer to the contest question!





Born into a wealthy, elite family, it’s only thanks to her father’s checkbook that Lizbeth Vincent has never been held accountable—until now. Sentenced to work in a homeless shelter and forced to face the consequences of her careless actions, she finds herself directly between her father and one of his business conquests. 

Alan Wheeler runs the homeless shelter founded by his mother. When she died, he promised her he’d keep it alive. He never dreamed his mother’s legacy could be the very thing to come between him and the woman he loves.

When the world Lizbeth has tried to escape collides with the world she longs to embrace, who will pay the highest price?

Sheltered is loosely based on Do They Know It's Christmas? and is now available to purchase! And don't forget to use the "look inside" feature to find the answer to this book's trivia question.







For advertising executive Chloe Henderson, Christmas is a stark reminder of heartache and loss, so she avoids it every year and focuses all her energy on her career.  With the promise of a promotion, Chloe is more determined than ever to work her way up the ladder.

Mitch Powell thought he had it all until his fiancée walked out. Since then, he’s embraced his bachelor lifestyle and lived it up. When his father asks him to take over the family business, he reluctantly agrees, as long as he can make some changes. First up: a new advertising campaign.

Chloe meets Mitch, a lover of all things Christmas, when she’s assigned his account. The attraction is strong and immediate, but she refuses to mix business with pleasure and put her job in jeopardy. Can she set aside her personal feelings and come up with a winning campaign to earn her well-deserved promotion, or will she risk it all for a chance at love?

Adding Christmas is loosely based on You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch. You can now purchase it here, and don't forget to use the "look inside" feature to find the answer to this book's contest question! 






Eight months ago, Charles Bingley took off for New York and never told Jane Bennet why he was breaking up with her. Now he’s back, and she’s cautiously optimistic at the attention he’s been show­­­ing her.  Could they actually have a chance at rekindling their relationship?  She’s hopeful—until her sister Eliza’s wedding to Will Darcy, when Charles begins to show his true colors again.

Charles knows he’s nearly lost the love of his life, and he isn’t about to let that happen. With the help of his lovable grammy, he comes up with a plan to woo Jane and prove he’s in her life to stay. 

Join Charles as he shares with Jane the true Twelve Days of Christmas, and see how with patience, a little imagination, and hope, he captures the heart of the woman who was meant to be his forever.  

Jane and Bingley is loosely based on The Twelve Days of Christmas, and can be purchased here! Don't forget to use the "look inside" feature to discover the answer to this story's trivia question. 
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Soldier's Bride

My amazing friend, Rachelle Christensen's novel, The Soldier’s Bride, is currently in the Kindle Scout publishing competition for a chance to be published by Amazon’s Kindle Press. Everyone who nominates the book will get a free ebook BEFORE publication if The Soldier’s Bride is chosen, but the campaign only lasts 30 days and there are only 18 days left.
Thank you to everyone who has already nominated the book! If you haven’t had a chance yet, will you please click on this link?https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/1GTCQDT0A568I
Once you’re there, you must be logged into your Amazon account and then all you need to do is click on the blue button that says “Nominate Me”.  It’s that easy!
Everyone who nominates has a chance to win $100. Just visit Rachelle’s blog here  http://rachellewrites.blogspot.com/2015/12/nominate-soldiers-bride-enter-to-win.html
 and enter the rafflecopter with a click of the mouse.
This is a fantastic opportunity, but it’s based on reader votes. That means that your nomination does count—every single one!

As WWII ration cards and battle scars fill the country, Evelyn’s heart is under fire. It seems even love is rationed out to the war widow.  She finds a message tucked inside a soldier's music box with the power to change her life.
Don't die with me.
Words written out of love, long-lost but never forgotten.
This romance crosses battlefields and time as the music box touches the lives of two soldiers, a broken father, crippled child, struggling farmer, and a woman once called the soldier's bride.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Twelve Days in December by Michele Paige Holmes


I just adore Michele Paige Holmes (and her books) and I was so thrilled that there was an addition to her Hearthfire Romance Series. This Christmas book was wonderful. Romantic and touching. I loved that Charlotte sacrifices so much for her son and in the process, finds love. 


**Amazon Top 75 in Victorian Romance** 

**Amazon Top 100 in Regency Romance** 

A Christmas Novella from the bestselling Hearthfire Romance series by Michele Paige Holmes: 

Five months isn’t enough time to grieve the death of her husband and marry again, but when the unexpected opportunity to take her sister’s place as the bride of wealthy New York businessman, William Vancer, presents itself, twenty-four year-old Charlotte Holbrook agrees. Their marriage of convenience will provide a secure future for her son, while William will be able to claim the inheritance he needs to expand his company westward. 

To begin their perfect and perfectly safe arrangement, William allots the last twelve days in December to become acquainted with his new family—a task more easily accomplished than he had imagined. For in Charlotte he finds a tender heart and companion, while stepping into the role of father to her son, brings William a great measure of joy as well. Before the twelve days have passed, he finds himself wishing their marriage of convenience could be something much more. 

For Charlotte, every day with William is one of overwhelming gratitude, as he anticipates and provides for her needs, as well as the fondest desires of her heart. More than material comforts, William offers friendship as well, and a loving concern that Charlotte has gone too long without. Guilt ridden, she struggles with her growing attraction and wonders how she can ever remain loyal to her first husband, while allowing herself to love William as he deserves. 

Other books in the series: 
Saving Grace 
Loving Helen 
Marrying Christopher
Friday, December 18, 2015

Presents for me and you on my son's birthday

Today is my oldest son's birthday. 17! How in the world did that happen? He's a great kid, but he's not getting many birthday or Christmas presents this year because he's going to an amazing lacrosse tournament in Florida the week after Christmas. I told him, "If you want to go, we'll make it happen, but this means no birthday, no Christmas, no money for school lunch, no Mom or Dad taking pity and filling your car with gas." He grinned and said, "Thanks, Mom. This is a dream for me." How do you not try to make their dreams come true?
Instead of Denver getting presents today, I got a huge one! A box filled with books, movies, and a beautiful statue of the Savior. Wow. Thank you Deseret Book!
I felt guilty keeping all of these fabulous books, so I'm going to give one of them away to one of you. Please enter the rafflecopter below for your choice of - A Songbook for LDS Families, Words of Christmas, or It's All About Christmas. They are all absolutely beautiful hardcover books.

All About Christmas
It's All About ChristmasLike heirloom ornaments on a splendid tree, It’s All About Christmaswill put you and your family in a festive frame of mind for a glorious holiday season. Stuffed with stories, songs, poems, Christmas history, joyful traditions, recipes, and activities, this delightful book celebrates all things Christmas—from the sacred story of the Nativity to the lore of Saint Nick. Opening this book is like tearing the paper off a much-anticipated gift, offering new surprises with each turn of the page. Generously illustrated with scores of vibrant vintage images, It’s All About Christmas will remind you of Christmases past, help you appreciate Christmas present, and guide you to creating memories for the Christmases to come.

Words of Christmas

Words of ChristmasInvestigate the deeper meanings of Christmas with this beautifully designed book that takes a closer look at twenty-five words, like hope, faith, and joy, that we hear throughout the holidays. Reflect upon the true meaning of these oft-repeated words.

A Songbook for LDS Families
A Songbook for LDS FamiliesHer music and lyrics are timeless, her legacy limitless. Now audiences everywhere are invited to celebrate the work of musical legend Janice Kapp Perry with A Songbook for LDS Families, a stunning illustrated compilation of many of Janice’s most moving pieces. A Songbook for LDS Families highlights eighteen beloved and well-known songs, as well as twenty-eight newly penned Book of Mormon hymns composed by Janice Kapp Perry with text by Bonnie Hart Murray. The first section of this beautifully designed book showcases musical scores everyone loves, as well as new sister missionary arrangements of “As Sisters in Zion” and “In the Hollow of Th y Hand.” Incredible insights into the stories behind the cherished lyrics accompany each song. In addition to the choral arrangements, section two explains the process and highlights the scriptures that inspired the creation of these new Book of Mormon hymns. Also included in this special-edition volume are two CDs containing accompaniment tracks to all forty-six pieces of music. Underscored by the stunning artwork of Greg Olsen, Simon Dewey, and Tom Lovell, as well as the complete Book of Mormon art collection by Arnold Friberg, this unparalleled celebration of faith-promoting music is sure to be a treasured keepsake.

No Ordinary Shepherd (DVD)
No Ordinary ShepherdAs the sun beams brightly on the hills surrounding Palestine, one young shepherd boy thoughtfully considers the significance of the day. The child, cripples in a terrible accident, has always treasured his shepherd father's tale of that starlit night so many years before — a night filled with the wonder of angelic heralds and a tiny Bethlehem stable sheltering the chosen Messiah. Now, years since that sacred event, tales of Jesus of Nazareth's miraculous birth touch the young boy's faith. When he meets the gentle stranger in the hills — a man oddly familiar to him — the faithful young shepherd encounters a miracle of his own.

He Knows My Name (DVD)
He Knows My Name DVDRebekah is fascinated by the man her neighbors call Jesus. Her mother is not so sure. One day she brings Jesus home—a simple act that will forever change their lives. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Delectable - Three Ingredient Appetizer

I stole this fabulous appetizer recipe from my niece. It is so easy and delectable!
Creamy Sausage Dip
Brown 1-lb sausage, mix with a package of cream cheese and a can of Rotel and crockpot on low for two hours. Serve with tortilla chips.
My boys just die over it.

Speaking of my boys and delectable. I pilfered that word from my nine-year old, Stockton. He tells me dinner is delectable if it's good or digestible if it's not! He's such a funny kid I decided to base the little boy in my new Christmas book, Oh, Come On - Be Faithful, off of him. I don't normally use real people for characters, but it just fit perfectly to pattern it after my happy, redheaded boy who changes the words to every Christmas song.
You can buy Oh, Come On - Be Faithful on Amazon for only $2.99 or if you're a prime member, borrow for free.

Oh, Come On - Be FaithfulFormer Army security expert Matt Degan is in desperate need of a Christmas miracle. His ex-wife cleaned out his savings account and abandoned their son. Sadly, he has no presents stashed.

When he finds a job as a bodyguard for Mikayla Lambert, a billionaire heiress who has been tormented by a stalker for four years, he’s caught up in family drama that threatens this beautiful woman he’s becoming enamored with and might also endanger his son. Can Matt protect everyone and save Christmas for his son, or will the stalker succeed at kidnapping Mikayla and destroying any chance at love between them?

I'm also thrilled to announce the release of my first Billionaire Bride Pact book, The Resilient One. I'm writing this series with my amazing friend, Jeanette Lewis, who came up with the idea of twelve friends making a pact at summer camp to marry only billionaires or they'd have to sing the humiliating Camp Wallakee song at their wedding without telling anyone why. Jeanette's book, The Passionate One, is also available now.


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

A Rare Nativity


A Rare Nativity  
by Sam Beeson, Photographs by Terral Cochran, Nina Cochran
On Sale Date: September 8, 2015
9781629720623/HC/All Ages $17.99

A visual artist’s unforgettable twist on “The Twelve Days of Christmas” using photographs of ordinary objects of trash — rusty rough-hewn nails, shards of glass, broken tools —sent along with messages of revenge against an enemy which are all sent back from the enemy assembled into a traditional Nativity crèche and an unexpected request from the enemy: Forgiveness. Author Sam Beeson asks us to completely change the paradigm of spending and gift-giving during the holidays and invites us to grant open-hearted forgiveness as the greatest gift we can offer during Christmas.


 My Review:
Wow. This was not what I was expecting but I loved it and my nine-year old son loved it too. It's such a touching way to show that we can turn hatred into love and can always forgive. It helped me to try to look past offenses and find the good. 


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Billionaire Bride Pact Romance


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 
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Countdown to Christmas - Huge Giveaway

I'm thrilled to be part of Trifecta Books - Countdown to Christmas. Clean Christmas romances being released up to Christmas Day. The fun starts today with Sarah Jane by Kirsten Osbourne. 
You can win ebook copies of every book Trifecta Books releases in 2016 (wow, that's a big prize) by going to this link and entering the contest. It's going to be a lot of fun.
My book, Oh, Come On Be Faithful will be released on Thursday, December 17th. 
Saturday, December 5, 2015

$250 Christmas Cash Giveaway

Just in the Nick of Time An Awesome Group of Authors & Bloggers have joined together to bring you one fabulous prize!! The winner will be selected on December 23rd making it just in the nick of time to help with last minute Christmas shopping! We’re giving away $250 in Paypal Cash! Or alternately you can choose a $250 Amazon.com eGift Code!
Sponsor List – Thanks to these awesome bloggers & authors for sponsoring this giveaway!!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

The Mariposa Hotel

The Mariposa Hotel
A Tangerine Street Romance by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobsen, and Heather B. Moore
(a novel in three parts)

Welcome to Tangerine Street

Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and exclusive bed-and-breakfasts. The Mariposa Hotel, a new resort, has revitalized Seashell Beach, bringing new life to the sleepy beach town. In the charming gardens of the hotel sits a three-hundred-year-old wishing well transported from Mexico. One toss of the coin, a sincere wish, and lives are changed forever…

Other books in the Tangerine Street Romance series:
The Fortune Café
The Boardwalk Antiques Shop

My Review:
I have loved every one of these Tangerine Street romances. I really can't say which is my favorite. The Mariposa Hotel is a fabulous addition. Each story has depth of characterization, fabulous writing, and just the right amount of clean romance. I don't like thinking this is the end for Tangerine Street. Please keep it going!

Find The Mariposa Hotel here:
Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo * Goodreads

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