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One Summer Night Cover Reveal & Prizes for Reader #Giveaways

Good morning and Happy Friday! We’re continuing with the Cover Reveal celebration today!

First of all, thanks to everyone who spent the day with me! I really appreciate you taking the time to do that. I’ll be picking the giveaway winners over the weekend and will announce the winners on Monday! Please keep on sharing and tagging until midnight EST Saturday to be eligible to win the #giveaways at the One Summer Night Cover Reveal.

If you’re not a lucky winner, don’t fret. There is a Second Chance Prize giveaway that will be open until midnight EST Monday, May 15th. I’ll be posting links to blogs that have been kind enough to take part in my cover reveal in the comments section of this Facebook Post. Leave a comment at one or all of those blogs and I will pick someone to win a $10 gift card, T-shirt, Koozie and autographed copy of an earlier release!

For those of you who don’t participate on Facebook, you can leave a comment on this blog for a chance to win $10 gift card, T-shirt, Koozie and autographed copy of an earlier release! You can leave comments at the blogs through midnight EST May 15th. I will pick a winner on Tuesday, May 16th!

Video Premiere At the Shore Contemporary Romance Series

Blurb for ONE SUMMER NIGHT

Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family’s business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey Shore. But now, she’s out of options.

The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn’t stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he’s determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he’s more than just trouble with a capital T…

You can pre-order ONE SUMMER NIGHT at the following retailers:

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2krMwfE
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2kYLWZV
B&N: http://bit.ly/2kNuo0p
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qsqdwx
Kobo: Coming Soon!

Prizes for Readers Giveaway

I’m participating in a fabulous contest with my author friends at https://www.prizesforreaders.com/. Enter for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate from Amazon or Barnes & Noble (your choice,) while voting for the best blurb and cover. Super easy one-click entry, no Rafflecopter or anything complicated. Winner will be announced on May 13 or May 14th.

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 various authors for your reading pleasure and I’ve specially priced JUST ONE NIGHT at .99 cents for you. Please note you must be 18 or older. US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia only. Void where prohibited.

Thank you!

#FridayFun One Summer Night Playlist #AttheShore

Admit it, there are some songs that bring back memories every time you hear them. Whether it’s thoughts of hitting the open road on your way to the beach (or the shore as Jersey folk like to say) or of a special time in your life, those songs stick with you.

Wouldn’t it Be Nice by the Beach Boys is one of those songs! Being down the shore on summer nights brings the sounds of the Beach Boys to mind for sure. But this song is doubly special because it’s “Our Song.” It was part of the soundtrack for the movie Shampoo which was my first date with my husband. Being without transportation, we went to see the movie together on campus at Villanova. Brings back good memories every time I hear it.

FYI – this song is from the Pet Sounds album which is considered one of the best albums of all time. If you love the Beach Boys like I do, check out Love and Mercy which is the Brian Wilson story and has a lot on the creation of the Pet Sounds album. Fabulous movie.

Have a great weekend and if you haven’t done so already, don’t forget to sign up for the May 11 Cover Reveal event on Facebook.

Please click here if you can’t see the Beach Boys Video below or cut and paste this link: https://youtu.be/lD4sxxoJGkA.

#FunFriday A Wedding a la Beauty & the Beast

My two fav animated features are Beauty and the Beast and Anastasia. Seeing live action versions of my two favs this year has been AMAZING! I know I’m not the only who loves these movies given the fandom at the movie theater for B&B and the amazing lines and responses of attendees at the Broadway version of Anastasia!

But now, for some Friday Fun, a couple whose real live B&B wedding was gorgeous! Check it out. If you can’t see the video below, click here to see the Beauty & the Beast Wedding or use this link: http://7ny.tv/2qeiNNp

Please don’t forget that it’s not too late to add ONE SUMMER NIGHT to your Goodreads Want to Read pile for a chance to win an ARC of ONE SUMMER NIGHT & Jersey Shore Goodies! Add ONE SUMMER NIGHT here: http://bit.ly/2o4WJRz

#FunFriday ONE SUMMER NIGHT from the At the Shore Romance Series

On a rainy and slightly chill Friday like today, my thoughts always turn to warm sunny days on the Jersey Shore. Sigh. Seems like the perfect time to give you a little teaser from One Summer Night, #1 in the At the Shore Contemporary Romance series.

This Romeo and Juliet story was such fun to write and I hope you’ll enjoy it as well and like getting to meet all the smart and determined heroines and sexy heroes in the series.

Blurb

Maggie Sinclair has tried everything to save her family’s business, including mortgaging their beloved beach house on the Jersey Shore. But now, she’s out of options.

The Sinclair and Pierce families have been neighbors and enemies for almost thirty years. That hasn’t stopped Owen Pierce from crushing on Maggie, and he’s determined to invest in her success. Now he has to convince her that he’s more than just trouble with a capital T…

Giveaway

Don’t forget you have until April 30 to add One Summer Night to your Goodreads Want to Read pile for a chance to win an ARC of One Summer Night and some Jersey Shore goodies! http://bit.ly/2o4WJRz

#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

#ThrowbackThursday RT Book Cover 1999

Today’s throwback seems somehow appropriate since I’m going back to my contemporary romance roots with the At the Shore series. I’ve been very happy to hear all your positive comments about how much you liked those original novels and how you’re looking forward to the new stories. ONE SUMMER NIGHT will be out in October 2017 and I think you will really love that Romeo and Juliet tale. It’s even got a balcony scene, but not in the way you might expect. Please take a moment to add ONE SUMMER NIGHT to your Want to Read pile on Goodreads!

This is the cover of my very first novel, NOW AND ALWAYS, on the cover of Romantic Times magazine. I was told by a reputable source that the cover model was the famous John DeSalvo.

What Makes a Good Hero? #WriteWed

I had the pleasure of attending the Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference this weekend and a workshop by the marvelous Virginia Kantra. Virginia is a lovely lady and an amazing speaker. I always get something worthwhile from her panels and speeches.

The panel I attended was one on “What Makes a Good Hero?” It had lots of information and got me to thinking about how to refine the hero in book #2 in the At the Shore Contemporary Romance series. But it also had me contemplating what inspired Owen Pierce, the hero in #1 – One Summer Night.

When I think of Owen, I think of someone who is almost too perfect to be true. Someone who always does everything by the book. Owen is honorable and full of integrity. He’s hard working and demands a lot of himself because of a father who belittles him and a brother who needs his love and support.

Owen would sacrifice anything for the people he loves and he’s not afraid of commitment. But to have the woman that he loves in his life, Maggie Sinclair, he may have to lose all that he’s worked for as well as his honor and integrity. It makes for an interesting story, trust me! LOL!

Here’s how I pictured Owen. Sexy, right?

Nacho Figueras

Photo Credit: By Jiyang Chen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

And just in case that smoldering look wasn’t enough, how about this one courtesy of his Facebook Page?

You can order One Summer Night at the following retailers:

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2krMwfE
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2kYLWZV
B&N: http://bit.ly/2kNuo0p
iBooks: Coming Soon!
Kobo: Coming Soon!