Pick a #FreeRead from Santa Sara’s Sack of Goodies! @SSaraDaniel

santa-saraHo, ho, ho! Santa Sara’s sack of goodies is stuffed full this year. Yes, this is really a picture of me — in full Santa mode!

I can tell you’ve been a verrrrry good reader. (Very naughty too, but that makes you even better!!)

Tomorrow, December 7th, is a one day “STUFF YOUR E-READER with Scandalous Stocking Stuffers,” which includes 50+ FREE books and $0.99 BARGAINS.
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The Bad Boy’s Gift is my free book in this promotion. It’s free now on all retailers and will remain free through the holidays, so make sure you pick up your copy and discover The Bad Boys of Regret Hollow series. You can find links to all the free and $.99 books here!
But wait! My Santa sack is still loaded with more goodies! I’m also part of a month-long Ring in the Romance promotion, so you can put your feet by the fire, wait for the snow and curl up with 50 FREE Romance Novels!
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Tempting Mr. Forever is my free novel included in this promotion. Previously, only my newsletters subscribers have been able to get this novel as a freebie, but now I’m offering it to all of you through InstaFreebie! Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a Kindle, a Kindle Fire or a $25 gift card! You can find the links to the free books and giveaway here!

A series in the making

Never before have I felt the need to make a series bible. Maybe because I’ve only written one series before and had no idea what the hell I was doing!

On to series two…the title is still a work in progress, but I have some ideas that I’m just waiting for my editor to tell me are crap so I can start over. (She’d say it very nicely, though.)

This new series is about a detective agency run and operated by some pretty kick ass dames who don’t take shit from nobody—especially the men in their lives. This is also completely out of the norm for me, so we’ll see what (if anything) happens to it.

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Meet the ladies of the yet to be named agency that will be doing awesome to be determined kick ass things! (Also known as Em’s imaginary friends for the next year or so.)

Problem is, unlike my last series, I’m dropping all the characters into book one. Most will be in the background so I don’t boggle anyone’s brain with a huge cast. But, even so, my brain gets boggled so I gotta keep all these people and their nuances straight in my head.

And, that right there, folks, is what that whole series bible thing is for.

I get it now.

Since I’ve never done this before, I’m totally winging it. Pinterst pages. Word docs. Notes in two different notebooks that will eventually all be put in one place. I have pictures. Descriptions. Quotes. All kinds of things that someday, I’ll look at and go “DAMN! I totally forgot she’s got blue eyes not green!”

I’m working on getting organized enough to have all this in one place. I’ll get there. I’m just a wee bit slow, but I am taking this whole thing  very seriously, y’all.

I’d love to introduce you to the ladies, but book one is still with my editor and I don’t want to jinx this series before it is even out of diapers, but keep an eye out. I think you’ll be hearing about them soon!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Nick-mas (contest!)

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I’m so stinking excited about my first audio book, and it’s right on time for the holidays!

Unwrapping Mr. Roth is one of my holiday paranormal romance novellas. It’s kinda sexy, a lot sassy, and has a bad Santa named Nick Roth as a hero.

Pyper Down did a fantastic job reading not only Nick and his [initially reluctant] sweetheart Gillian, but also the rest of the disreputable North Pole crew.

To celebrate the launch of the audio format, I’m giving away 10 Audible codes during the #snowaudio promo.

My contest is open through the 15th. You can enter using my easy-breezy form. And don’t forget: if you’re on Facebook, give that #snowaudio hashtag a search and find lots of authors offering up audiobook downloads to lucky readers.

Happy Birthday!

christmas-in-cancun-highresWith December 1st a sunrise away, I want to celebrate the second birthday of my second book with all of the wonderful readers who have made my career possible. On December 1, 2014 Christmas in Cancun hit the Internet via multiple e-book retailers.

In case you haven’t read Christmas in Cancun, here’s the blurb:

Busy building a new career with his catamaran company, former SEAL Jack Girard had all but forgotten about his grandfather’s quest to find the golden Mayan goddess statues until his brother’s beautiful widow, Jillian, and adorable daughter, Addison, arrive in Cancun with the research materials. His need to complete the family quest is almost as strong as his desire for Jillian.

Between raising her daughter alone and finishing her doctorate in Mayan anthropology, Jillian doesn’t have time for a man in her life. Although, after mourning her husband’s murder for two years, she’s ready for a man her bed.

virgin_mary_subaquatica_by_holophite-d4d7cr4An underwater Virgin Mary statue and centuries-old manuscripts lead the two of them through the Mayan Riviera and directly into danger.

During steamy Caribbean nights together, will they develop the ability to move on and discover the real treasure isn’t gold?

And a few teasers:

  • “Jack, it’s nice to finally meet you. Ji…Jimmy spoke of you often.” She hated when she stuttered over his name, but she’d said it so seldom in the past two years. The initial pain she’d felt every day, the loneliness every night, had quickly been replaced with exhaustion and work. Every now and again, it would catch her off guard. Like now.
  • Jack Girard was all man, more man than she could stand to be around. He was walled by a force field of male testosterone, and she wasn’t comfortable around men to begin with, but this man…well, she gulped hard. He flat-out made her nervous.
  • His brother.   Dead.   Nothing left but ashes and memories. He closed his eyes to hold in the water that threatened to leak. He couldn’t cry. He had been a f***ing Navy SEAL. Every part of his body had been tested from his muscles to his fortitude to his brain. Every part except his heart.

Here’s what others say about it:

4.8 Rating 

“KaLyn Cooper does it again! the story line was sweet featuring a charming toddler named Addison you can’t help but fall in love with, along with a wonderful moving romance between her mom, Jillian, and her tough, hunky ex SEAL uncle, Jack.” Donna S. *****

“I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. And honestly, it was a great read.” Susan *****

snorkeling-cancun“Beautiful locations and the search for lost treasure make up this romantic suspense between two unlikely people. Jack Girard and his family have a long history of treasure hunting in Cancun. I liked how the author blended both the more ancient traditions of their Mayan ancestry along with current day traditions.” Cindy O. ****

“I absolutely loved this book! If I could give the book 10 stars I would because it was that good! I highly recommend this book as well as Ms. Cooper’s first book “Explosive Combination” and I can’t wait for the next book. She has become my new go-to author for military romance (and hot love scenes) You won’t regret getting this book. ” Teresa J. ***** 

Have I piqued your interest?

If so, I have a special present for you….

Click HERE for your FREE copy of Christmas in Cancun

or paste this link in your browser  BookHip.com/NBJQXC

 

 

Tami Lund is Writing a New Book-And There’s a Contest!

You will undoubtedly be *shocked* to hear that I’m working on a new book. Actually, two. One’s a sexy, fun contemporary, which I’m co-writing with the incredibly talented Misti Murphy. It’s called SEXY BAD NEIGHBOR, and it’s a hilarious story of two unlikely neighbors who of course end up falling for each other. Oh, and there’s a goat involved, but not like THAT (although there may be jokes to that effect…).

The other book I’m working on is a paranormal. Shifters. Not surprising, I know. I write a lot of shifters. I clearly have a thing for sexy, hot guys who can transform into the shape of an animal.

The reason I’m working on another shifter book actually has nothing to do with the two series I currently have available (Lightbearer and Twisted Fate). I had planned for this one to connect back to one of the two, but now that I’m writing it, it just isn’t going to work out that way. But that’s okay. Who knows? It could turn into yet another, entirely separate series…

Anyway, I’m writing this book because I was invited to be part of an anthology. The antho is called CLAIMING MY VALENTINE, and it’s fourteen authors, each writing a Valentine’s Day, shifter-esque happily ever after (get it? Fourteen? Valentine’s Day? yeah, we’re cheesy like that…). The reason I decided to join this particular antho was because we’ve decided all proceeds will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Definitely a worthy cause, and I love writing shifters, so why the hell not?

And here I am, juggling two couldn’t-be-more different books, both that are due to release within weeks of each other. Yeah, call me crazy. Although I will say, it’s not too bad flipping back and forth between them for that very reason. They are two totally different worlds, totally different genre, so it’s like flipping a light switch. Okay, time to work in the real world. Flip. Okay, time to work in the shifter world.

I got this. I hope. No, really, I do. And while SEXY BAD NEIGHBOR isn’t yet up for pre-sale, CLAIMING MY VALENTINE is. Remember, it’s for charity. And it’s only 99 cents for fourteen different shifter stories. If you wanna grab it, here’s the link: AMAZON.

Oh yeah, and let me sweeten the pot for you. This group of authors is also running a Rafflecopter contest, which means you can win stuff. Click the link, enter, win. That simple. We also had a cover reveal this past Sunday. Here’s the link, if you want to see what sort of fun, cool, sexy stuff these authors plan for this anthology: COVER REVEAL.

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And last but not least, here’s one of my current fave scenes (unedited) from my contribution to the anthology, HUNTING A VALENTINE:

She eyed the glass-front fridge under the counter behind him. “What’s the most interesting craft beer you carry?”

He grabbed a can, popped the top, and placed it on the cocktail napkin. She eyed it as if waiting for it to perform tricks.

“Pabst Blue Ribbon? Are you serious?”

“Have you ever had one?”

“No.”

“Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.” He nudged the can closer to her.

“Don’t you at least have it in a bottle?”

“Nope. We’re all out of glasses, too,” he said, despite the rows he’d just stacked sitting right in front of her.

“I’ve clearly fallen down the rabbit hole.”

“Actually, you’ve tumbled into the wolves’ den.”

She smirked. “I see what you did there.” Lifting the can, she used it to indicate the glowing sign affixed to the wall behind him. “The Den. Clever.” And then she took a tentative sip.

Want more? Grab the antho for only 99 cents. It releases on, duh, Valentine’s Day!

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Tami Lund is an author, wine drinker, award winner, and joiner of anthologies. She also likes supporting charities like St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. You should, too, by grabbing a copy of CLAIMING MY VALENTINE.

 

 

 

Check out @SSaraDaniel’s “fowl” #kidlit picture books

This is the time of year when my muse rebels and decides the do something so far off the beaten path that I wander into never-explored lands. No one even imagined a goose and duck plastic decoy picture book genre, complete with “live action” photographs, but I’m building a vacation home in the middle of this land!

I’ll be back home in romanceland next month. In the meantime, these “fowl” picture books make a perfect holiday gift–for adults, children, coworkers and your impossible-to-buy-for Uncle Ned! Bonus: buy it online and avoid those nasty Black Friday lines!!

A New Home for Goose

Goose sits on a shelf all year. Now, it’s Christmas, which means it’s time for Goose to go to a new home. But Goose is scared! 

Join the fun as Goose sets off on an epic adventure. What happens when a plastic goose rebels? Will Goose be able to overcome her fears?

Illustrated with actual photographs of Goose, this short picture book is fun for all ages.

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A Fashion Makeover for Duck

Duck wears her cheese hat all the time. But she is ready for a change. She wants a fashion makeover.

Join the fun as Duck tries out the latest fashion styles. But what happens when Baby Blue wants to wear Duck’s old hat? Can Duck really give up her beloved cheese hat?

Illustrated with actual photographs of Duck (and Baby Blue), this short picture book is fun for all ages.

 

Marriage Tested – For Her Readers

I’d been a fan of Sharon Hamilton’s SEAL series before I met the wonderful author in person. Since then, we’ve enjoyed sampling each other’s favorite wines on several occasions while discussing books, the publishing industry, the military and more. 

Today, Sharon Hamilton is releasing another in SEAL series, but it’s written because she had so many readers requesting more of her popular character, Fredo.

~ KaLyn Cooper

Check out Sharon Hamilton’s new release that’s out today! FREDO’S DREAM continues Sharon’s bestselling series about the fictional Navy SEAL Team 3

fredos-dream-pressNavy SEAL Alphonso Manuel Esquidido “Fredo” Sanchez has the heart of a lion and would do anything to protect and honor his beautiful bride, Mia. He’d fought for her love tirelessly, even after his Team buddies suggested he give up. But it was more than pride that wounded him when he discovered he could not father children. He is raising another man’s son as his own, but can never give her what she wants more than possibly anything else in the world. He has kept this a secret only unto himself and his best friend, Cooper. And he knows time is not on his side.

Mia Guzman has come a long way from wild child girlfriend of San Diego drug dealers to devoted mother and now dutiful wife of the man she now knows was always there for her, and always will be. She yearns to have a child with Fredo, to honor him with her body in every way she can, perhaps making up for the years she discounted his devotion.

Their beautiful love and marriage will be tested to the limits through twists and turns before the dramatic final outcome readers will love.

“I have gotten more fan mail about Fredo than any other of my Navy SEALs. This book is for you readers, by popular request”!

Click on the cover below to read the first chapter…..

Get your copy of FREDO’S DREAM now:

Amazonhttp://amzn.to/2eLB4e5 

Barnes & Noblehttp://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fredos-dream-sharon-hamilton/1125075223?ean=2940156961887 

iBookshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fredos-dream/id1172661325?mt=11

Kobohttps://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/fredo-s-dream