EMBARRASSING CRUSHES ~SUSAN MALLERY,THREE LITTLE WORDS #GIVEAWAY….

three little wordsTHREE LITTLE WORDS RELEASES August 1, 2013!!

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susan Mallery picEmbarrassing Crushes
By Susan Mallery
With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.” With her popular, ongoing Fool’s Gold series, Susan has reached new heights on the bestsellers lists and has won the hearts of countless new fans.
Susan grew up in southern California, moved so many times that her friends stopped writing her address in pen, and now has settled in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived. Visit Susan online at www.SusanMallery.com.

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Here’s the link to a video in which Susan chats about Ford Hendrix of THREE LITTLE WORDS

When I was younger, I had a deep and abiding love for a celebrity who shall remain nameless. I wasn’t the kind of girl to hang his picture in my locker or cover my room with his posters – ours was a private love. I grew up in LA, and my dad worked in TV, so I was convinced that my one true love and I would one day meet. And when we did, I didn’t want him to think that I was like the millions of silly girls who had a crush on him. They didn’t know him. I did. My love was real, and as soon as we met, he would recognize me as his soulmate.

Back then, I didn’t tell anyone how I felt because our love was sacred. Today, I still won’t confess his name because, frankly, I’m embarrassed. What was I thinking?! He wasn’t very smart, only marginally cute, and he ran like a girl. (There’s your one hint – he was on a TV show that required running. And he had dark hair. Two hints, but that’s it.)

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In THREE LITTLE WORDS, my latest Fool’s Gold romance, Isabel Beebe knows all about embarrassing crushes, though hers wasn’t on a celebrity. When Isabel was 14, she had a crush on Ford Hendrix, her sister’s then-fiancé. Worse, Ford knew how she felt because when her sister broke up with him, Isabel chased after him, sobbing, begging him not to leave. And when he joined the Navy, she wrote him dozens of long, impassioned letters.

Over the years, her letters became less like teenage love letters and more like a “Dear Diary” kind of thing, but that brings its own special twist of humiliation. Because now Ford is back in Fool’s Gold to open a bodyguard-training facility, and this dangerously sexy ex-Navy SEAL knows all her most embarrassing secrets. He knows about her first kiss. He knows when she lost her virginity and where (*cough* inthebackofatruck *cough*).

All summer, Isabel has been ducking around corners to hide from Ford, but as THREE LITTLE WORDS begins, she’s decided that enough is enough. Fool’s Gold is too small for her to avoid him forever, especially since he just rented the place next door.

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Enter the THREE LITTLE WORDS blog tour contest once a day every day from July 30 through August 11 for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or BN.com gift card! And because this blog was set up by Fool’s Gold Cheerleader Wilma(WendyK), if you win, she’ll win a gift card, too!

Click here to enter: http://www.susanmallery.com/contentpage.php?id=0018

Who was your embarrassing teenage crush? Why are you embarrassed?

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~ADDITIONAL GIVEAWAY ALERT~

 

(Sponsored by MBA&M)

 

We are offering 1 lucky commenter a chance to win an ebook copy of any FOOL’S GOLD book released prior to 2012! So if you are new to Susan, you can get the first book, or if you are missing a book this is your chance to get it. Just remember your book choice must have been released prior to 2012, be part of the Fool’s Gold series, and be in ebook format!

 

Need to know the books in the series? Check here: http://www.susanmallery.com/series.html

 

*You must answer the above question in your comments*

 

Giveaway will run  from July 30  until August 6,2013.

 

ENJOY AND HAPPY SUMMER!

 

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~THE DEVIL OF CLAN SINCLAIR~ KAREN RANNEY GIVEAWAY AND Q&A….

IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE WE WELCOME TODAY….

NYT and USA TODAY BESTSELLING WRITER….

KAREN RANNEY

~THE DEVIL OF CLAN SINCLAIR~

**Release day**

We are MBA&M would like to wish you congratulations on your latest release!

CONGRATULATIONS!

MBA&M: Karen, for those readers who may not know Karen Ranney, please give them a glimpse into your writing, and life?

KAREN:That question always silences me. It’s like when you’re at a job interview and they say, “Tell me a little about yourself.” You don’t know whether to say that you’ve recently tried to take up drawing but your portraits look one dimensional and you never get the noses right. Or do you say that you were awarded the “Cutest Cubby” prize at your last job?

So, what do I say about myself?

I’m a full time writer who has been in the publishing industry for twenty years this year – I’m counting from the time I was informed that Kensington Publishing purchased three of my books. Granted, the first book didn’t actually get published until 1995 – but that’s just another excuse for a celebration in two years.

I write historical romance – predominantly Scottish Victorian right now, although I’ve done some books set in England. Under my pseudonym of Katherine Storm, I write contemporary romance, mysteries, and romantic suspense.

I am the proud guardian (since the word “owner” doesn’t seem quite right) of a very opinionated Shetland Sheepdog. Flash, the co-author of his own book called Flash Fables, has taught me a great deal about life and humans since coming into my life in 2010.

MBA&M: What do you think the appeal of not only Historical Romance but those sexy, hard nosed, Scottish Highlanders, to today’s readers?

KAREN: I think it’s the same appeal that Texans have, or rugged individualists. We really want men to be men. We want men to be manly. There’s just something wondrously appealing about a man with a burr in his voice and a glint in his eye. I think it also has something to do with our wanting a hero. A man who refuses to back down, who fights for his freedom or his land is the epitome of a hero, don’t you think?

I think historical romance is a lot like fantasy in some ways. The world writers create is based on history (or should be) but our individual interpretation of it varies. We’re creating our own world. I like historical romance because there are more rules that dictate behavior. Scandal and shame were real concepts. Privacy was prevalent.

At times, I want to escape. I want to fall in love with a handsome Scot. I want the world I inhabit – for however long it takes me to read a book – to be one not of my making but a different, wondrous place. That’s what historical romance gives me.

MBA&M: Your latest release, THE DEVIL OF CLAN SINCLAIR, has or will soon release, inquiring minds what to know, or me anyway, what are you doing to celebrate your newest release?

KAREN: I’m putting oodles and oodles of books on sale. Avon is putting six of my ebooks (five of them voted on by readers) on sale for $1.99. Is that great, or what? To match them, I’ve put all my backlist and my Katherine Storm ebooks on sale for $1.99.

I’m also doing a large drawing on my website, Facebook, and the Warm Fuzzies Newsletter. (Plus, I’d like to give away a copy of The Devil of Clan Sinclair to a commenter – of your choice – here.)

MBA&M: When you are creating your hero/heroine do you have a specific person/event in mind or do they appear of their own accord to your mind?

KAREN: I always start a book with characters. If I can’t know the characters, I don’t have a book to write. I never have anyone I’ve seen in mind – they just kind of pop into my consciousness and then they’re there. Not necessarily forever, because when a book is finished I get the strongest feeling that the characters turn to me and say, “Enough, already. You’ve pried enough, lass. Go away now.”

MBA&M: Who’s your favorite secondary character in THE DEVIL OF CLAN SINCLAIR? And what role do they play in your story?

KAREN: The main secondary characters in The Devil of Clan Sinclair go on to get their own stories in the trilogy. Mairi? She’s one of those courageous woman we read about in history. I adore Ellice; she’s overlooked by everyone and is truly funny. Mairi’s story is The Witch of Clan Sinclair (the hero in the story is beginning to think Mairi is a witch – why else would he lose his mind around her?). Ellice’s story is The Virgin of Clan Sinclair – (she’s more than willing to divest herself of her virginity – to the shock of her family).

MBA&M: Now, let’s have some fun, let’s play: IN THE MOVIES: When you seen or hear of this movie what is the first thing that comes to mind?

1.  Titanic – Reincarnation. Ever since my son was a little boy, he’s been fixated on the Titanic. Collects everything he can find about the ship. (I never watched the movie, though. I am not a fan of DiCaprio.)
2.  Gone with the Wind – I wanted to slap Scarlett up the side of the head.
3.  Rob Roy – I would have liked the movie more if he didn’t look like he needed a bath. I know, it was realistic but still…
4.  Braveheart – great movie, lousy history.
and least but not least
5.  Highlander – loved that series

MBA&M: *Great answers by the way*

MBA&M: Now, if you do not mind, please tell our readers where they may connect with you and where they may purchase THE DEVIL OF CLAN SINCLAIR?

Let’s see – I’m everywhere, I’m everywhere:

Twitter: @Karen_Ranney
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WriterKarenRanney
Blog & Website: http://karenranney.com

Karen, do you have anything you would wish to add today?

Thank you for inviting me – and as far as the Cutest Cubby award, I actually won that. I always bought silly things for my workspace – like the welcome mat that quacked when people came into my cubby and the scream button that was mounted on the cubby wall.

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Here’s the blurb:*From the author’s website*

To dance with the devil. . .

For Virginia Traylor, Countess of Barrett, marriage was merely the vehicle to buy her father a title. Widowhood, however, brings a host of problems. For her husband deliberately spent the money intended for Virginia and her in-laws, leaving them penniless—unless she produces an heir. Desperate and confused, Virginia embarks on a fateful journey that brings her to the doorstep of the only man she’s ever loved…

He’s known as The Devil, but Macrath Sinclair doesn’t care. He moved to a tiny Scottish village in hopes of continuing his work as an inventor and starting a family of his own. He bought the house; he chose the woman. Unfortunately, Virginia didn’t choose him. Macrath knows he should turn her away now, but she needs him, and he wants her more than ever. Whatever game Virginia’s playing, Macrath intends to win—one wickedly seductive deed at a time . .

BUY LINKS:

AMAZON:

BARNES & NOBLES:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-devil-of-clan-sinclair-karen-ranney/1113200694?ean=9780062242440

I TUNES:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-devil-of-clan-sinclair/id569223340?mt=11&uo=4

INDIEBOUND:

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062242440

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~STAY TUNED~

“My Thoughts” on this title.

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the author)

*Prize mailed directly to the winner*

Thanks to Karen, we are offering a print copy (with signed bookplate to follow), to 1 lucky commenter of “THE DEVIL OF CLAN SINCLAIR”. Giveaway will run from July 30 until August 6,2013.

*For a little fun: what is your favorite historical genre: Regency England,American Western,Scottish,Vikings or any historical*

THANKS EVERYONE!

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Thank you everyone for spending time with us and our guest today! Have fun and spread the word!

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SPOTLIGHT~HOW TO MARRY A HIGHLANDER~ KATHARINE ASHE

ANOTHER SPOTLIGHT FOR TODAY!

HOW TO MARRY A HIGHLANDER

KATHARINE ASHE

*Release Day,July 30,2013*

cover, Ashe HOW A MARRY A HIGHLANDER

An intrepid lady takes on an impossible task to win an irresistible lord.

 

With seven troublesome half-sisters to marry off, Duncan, the Earl of Eads, has one problem: he’s broke. With the prospect of marriage to the pompous local curate, Miss Teresa Finch-Freeworth has one dream: to wed the handsome Highlander she saw at a ball.

 

How does a desperate lady convince a reluctant laird that she’s the perfect bride for him? She strikes a wager! If she can find seven husbands for seven sisters, the earl must marry her. But when Duncan gives her a deadline even the most audacious matchmaker can’t meet — one month — Teresa sets terms too: with each bridegroom she finds, the earl must pay her increasingly intimate rewards . . .

 

 

 

How to Marry a Highlander is a Falcon Club series spin-off novella.

 

Pre-order the novella for $1.99 in e-book format or the paperback for $3.99.

BUY LINKS:

E-Book

Kindle | Nook | iBook

Paperback

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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A bit about the author:

In 2012 Amazon chose Katharine’s How To Be a Proper Lady as one of the Ten Best Romances of the Year. Upon the publication of her debut in 2010, the American Library Association named Katharine among its “New Stars of Historical Romance”. She is a two-time nominee and 2011 winner of the Reviewers’ Choice Awards for Best Historical Romantic Adventure, and her novella A Lady’s Wish launched HarperCollins Publishers’ Avon Impulse imprint in 2011. Her books have been recommended by Woman’s World Magazine, Booklist, Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, the San Francisco & Sacramento Book Review, Durham County Libraries, and the Library of Virginia

Katharine lives in the wonderfully warm Southeast with her husband, son, dog, and a garden she likes to call romantic rather than unkempt. A professor of European history, she has made her home in California, Italy, France, and the northern US. She adores hearing from readers.

Website: http://www.katharineashe.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Katharine-Ashe-Community/120254261356587

Twitter: http://twitter.com/KatharineAshe

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/katharineashe/

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For “My Thoughts” visit our sister site, www.mybookaddictionreviews.com or clink on “our reviews” at the top of this post.

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Enjoy!

 

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~KATIE LANE SPOTLIGHT AND GIVEAWAY~ FLIRTING WITH TEXAS…..

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT!!

BESTSELLING

*CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE AUTHOR*

~KATIE LANE~

“FLIRTING WITH TEXAS”

Deep in the Heart of Texas, Book 5

Available today July 30, 2013

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*from the author’s website and/or publisher*

YOU’RE A LONG WAY FROM HOME, COWGIRL.On her own in the Big Apple, Jenna Jay Scroggs can handle herself when trouble arises. But when she tries to rescue a horse, the passionate do-gooder ends up on a runaway Central Park carriage ride with a hunky stranger. With his sexy drawl and well-worn Levis, Beauregard Cates is doing his darnedest to make Jenna homesick for the small western town she’s spent years trying to forget. And it’s working: She’s dangerously close to falling head over boot heels for the rugged rodeo star with hair the color of moonshine.

Beau came to the big city to escape his past and live life to the fullest. Yet the leggy blonde with eyes as blue as a western sky causes a real hitch in his giddy-up. So when the well-meaning folks of Bramble plot to bring Jenna home, Beau will need to convince her that she won’t ever get Texas out of her blood – or one good-time, ever-lovin’ cowboy out of her heart.

Read the Excerpt

BUY LINKS:

BARNES & NOBLES:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flirting-with-texas-katie-lane/1113742225?ean=9781455515691

NOOK:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flirting-with-texas-katie-lane/1113742225?ean=9781455515684&itm=1&usri=flirting+with+texas

AMAZON:

KINDLE:

INDIEBOUND:

http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781455515691

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A bit about the author:

Katie Lane’s interest in romance was sparked in high school in the backseat of a ‘65 mustang—okay, so maybe it wasn’t romance as much as raging teenage hormones.  Still, coupled with a wild imagination, those make-out sessions inspired many a steamy storyline along with a strong belief that true love does prevail.  Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with the owner of that mustang and is the bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas series.

You can contact Katie at:  www.katielanebooks.com, Twitter @ktlane3, or Facebook.com/katielaneauthor

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FOR “My Thoughts” visit:

http://mybookaddictionreviews.com/2013/07/29/flirting-with-texas-by-katie-lane/

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~GIVEAWAY ALERT~

(Sponsored by the publisher)

*Prize mailed directly to the winner*

Thanks to,Marissa, at Grand Central Publishing, we are offering 2 lucky commenters a print copy of “Flirting With Texas”.(1 copy each) Sorry, Open to US and Canada residents only! Giveaway will run from July 30 until August 6,2013.

**JUST FOR FUN: Please tell us your favorite genre to read**

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

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