#FreebieFriday Win ARC of ONE SUMMER NIGHT & Jersey Shore Goodies

Good morning and Happy Friday! I love Fridays! The weekends give me a chance to sleep in an extra hour, get in a multi-hour writing jag, cook something fun, visit my daughter and last, but not least, take a long stroll on the boardwalk. Sigh, I so love Fridays.

Today’s “freebie” is a chance to win an ARC of ONE SUMMER NIGHT and some Jersey Shore goodies (pint glass, tote bag, lanyard (1) and more!)

For a chance to win, add ONE SUMMER NIGHT to your Goodreads Want to Read Pile by April 30th! You can do that here: One Summer Night

ONE SUMMER NIGHT Arc & Jersey Shore Goodies Giveaway

#FridayFun Labor Day Celebration #Giveaway

WOO HOO it’s Friday and the start of the Labor Day Weekend. Plus, we’re having an awesome Labor Day Celebration that starts TODAY!

There is an amazing GRAND PRIZE of ★ A Kindle Fire 7 pre-loaded with 72 books from 56 amazing authors ★
and 23 OTHER PRIZES consisting of ★ GIFT CARDS to the Winner’s choice of Amazon or Barnes & Noble: ★

    (1) $200 Gift Card
    (3) $100 Gift Cards
    (4) $ 50 Gift Cards
    (5) $ 25 Gift Cards
    (5) $ 10 Gift Cards
    (5) $ 5 Gift Cards

Awesome right???

*** Entry will start 6am Sept 2nd and close at midnight Sept 5th! Click here for more into and details on how to enter!***

SO. BE. READY!

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!
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#ManCandyMonday Paul Hollywood and The Great British Bake Off

Today’s Man Crush is a man who creates heat in the kitchen and elsewhere: Paul Hollywood, celebrity chef from The Great British Bake Off. If you love cooking, and baking in particular, you must watch this show! I love hearing Paul and Mary Berry, the other remarkable host, talk about the items which have to be created and then analyzing them. The bakers on this show create some truly awesome confections.

As for Paul, this picture just doesn’t do him credit. You must watch the show to get the full effect of that salt and pepper hair, ice blue eyes and the accent. Oh my . . . things are heating up here. LOL! Hope you enjoyed today’s Man Candy.

Paul Hollywood Great British Bake Off
Photo Credit: Tim Fields (Flickr: Paul Hollywood) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

#FridayFunday Chocolate Logic

I thought I’d do something a little different today, namely, something funny and kind of fractured if you get what I mean by this twisted bit of chocolate logic.
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Don’t forget I’ve got lots of fun giveaways going on! Please take a moment to check them out!

Jersey Girl Bridesmaids Kozie Giveaway

I’m having a free Koozie giveaway while supplies last! Here is what the Koozie looks like:
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To get the Koozie, just fill out the form below by midnight EST August 14th. Click here to request the Koozie if you cannot see the form below.

Prizes for Readers Giveaway

Don’t forget about this fabulous contest I’m in with some of my author friends at Prizes for Readers.com (https://www.prizesforreaders.com/)

Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon or Barnes & Noble (your choice) and take a moment to vote for best blurb and cover. It’s a super easy one-click entry, no Rafflecopter or anything complicated. Winner will be announced on Aug 17th or Aug 18th.

No matter what, you are a winner! Even if your name is not selected for the gift certificate, you will be receiving free book download links from us for your reading pleasure.

You must be 18 or older. US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia only. Void where prohibited.
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#WickedWednesday A Teaser from DARE TO LOVE in TAMING THE VAMPIRE

Taming the VampireI’m am very excited to be in a new anthology – TAMING THE VAMPIRE – with a bunch of my friends who write vampire romance. My contribution to the collection is DARE TO LOVE, a new story in THE CALLING IS REBORN Vampire series. Best of all, the anthology is only 99 cents for a limited time! You can read more about here: http://bit.ly/tamingvamp

DARE TO LOVE features vampire slayer Benjamin, a sexy alpha hero who first appeared in TO LOVE AND SERVE.

Today I have a little teaser and excerpt for you from that story, but a warning first. There is a SPOILER ahead so if you haven’t read the latest books in THE CALLING is REBORN series, please DO NOT READ this teaser.

Teaser

    Months earlier, Slayer Council member Benjamin hadn’t been ready to die and begged for his life from a compassionate vampire. Being turned and living as a vampire had created a new hell for him, however. He was no longer welcome in the Council, but tolerated as their ranks had been depleted. He knew that it was just a matter of time until someone staked him, but he wanted to make the most of it, especially when it came to Slayer-in-training Rhiannon.

    Rhiannon had been attracted to Ben when he had been her instructor in the ways of the Slayers. His death had caused her grief, but his return was proving to be even more difficult as she battled her growing feelings for the Slayer-turned-vampire who was shaking up her beliefs in all that she had been taught.

    Can Ben and Rhiannon dare to defy the rules of the Slayers and find love or will Fate make them enemies sworn to kill one another?

Excerpt

Please click here if you cannot see the excerpt from DARE TO LOVE from TAMING THE VAMPIRE.

Jersey Girl Bridesmaids Kozie Giveaway

I’m having a free Koozie giveaway while supplies last! Here is what the Koozie looks like:
koozie

To get the Koozie, just fill out the form below by midnight EST August 14th. Click here to request the Koozie if you cannot see the form below.

Prizes for Readers Giveaway

Don’t forget about this fabulous contest I’m in with some of my author friends at Prizes for Readers.com (https://www.prizesforreaders.com/)

Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon or Barnes & Noble (your choice) and take a moment to vote for best blurb and cover. It’s a super easy one-click entry, no Rafflecopter or anything complicated. Winner will be announced on Aug 17th or Aug 18th.

No matter what, you are a winner! Even if your name is not selected for the gift certificate, you will be receiving free book download links from us for your reading pleasure.

You must be 18 or older. US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia only. Void where prohibited.
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#ThrowbackThursday A visit to a Mexican Pyramid

Years ago I was lucky enough to be at a legal conference where they took us to visit the archaeological site of Teotihuacan which is just north of Mexico City. This site was the location for one of the largest pre-Columbian cities in the Americas. It is thought to have been destroyed in either 5 or 6 A.D., possibly from internal strife or climate change due to meteor strikes and/or a volcanic eruption.

Now, for the regulars, you know how I hate heights, but I refused to let that fear keep me from getting to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun. Here are some photos from my trek. You can see how far up it really is! The first photo is of the Avenue of the Dead which is actually a series of multi-family dwellings.

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This is me on my way up the pyramid. Going down was a lot harder due to the steepness of the grade.

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I recently got to visit Mexico City again and go to the Anthropological Museum where I saw lots of artifacts and this recreation of what Teotihuacan may have looked like at one time. It was awesome to see all this history up close and personal because I had included a lot of it in AZTEC GOLD and THE FIFTH KINGDOM, my two novels with Aztec themes.

I hope you enjoyed this Throwback Thursday look at my visits to Mexico.

Prizes for Readers Contest

Please don’t forget that I’m participating in a fabulous contest with some of my author friends at Prizes for Readers.com (https://www.prizesforreaders.com/)

Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon or Barnes & Noble (your choice) and take a moment to vote for best blurb and cover. It’s a super easy one-click entry, no Rafflecopter or anything complicated. Winner will be announced on Aug 17th or Aug 18th.

No matter what, you are a winner! Even if your name is not selected for the gift certificate, you will be receiving free book download links from us for your reading pleasure.

You must be 18 or older. US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia only. Void where prohibited.
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#ManCandyMonday The Last Ship & Bren Foster

Today’s Man Candy is Australian Bren Foster from TNT’s THE LAST SHIP. Besides being an actor, Bren is a martial arts expert who holds black belts in Tae Kwondo, Hapkido, and Hwarangdo and is a Tae Kwando world champion. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel filming extreme martial arts and on National Geographic’s FIGHT SCIENCE.

From the moment Bren came on screen as Taylor in THE LAST SHIP, I was hooked! What a sexy beast! Here is a photo from Bren’s Facebook Page (thank you!).

Prizes for Readers Contest

On another note, I’m participating in a fabulous contest with some of my author friends at Prizes for Readers.com (https://www.prizesforreaders.com/)

Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon or Barnes & Noble (your choice) and take a moment to vote for best blurb and cover. It’s a super easy one-click entry, no Rafflecopter or anything complicated. Winner will be announced on Aug 17th or Aug 18th.

No matter what, you are a winner! Even if your name is not selected for the gift certificate, you will be receiving free book download links from us for your reading pleasure.

You must be 18 or older. US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia only. Void where prohibited.
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