So, if like me you’re unprepared, it’s now 2015. How did we get here? No idea. I’ve shoveled off my desk, put away my latest purchase of office supplies (and decided I totally need to get a grip on my dry erase marker purchases), and made one resolution: read and leave more reviews for books I love. Reviews matter. I can do a better job of spreading the word. First up, Tessa Dare’s Say Yes to the Marquess (which I don’t even really have to read to write the review LOVE but I will anyway). To celebrate, I’ve got a giveaway of books (that I have not read but I’m going to do better. Really. You read them and tell me how great they are. please?!?) and a magnetic calendar. To enter, leave me a comment with a resolution or the name of the first book you’ve read in 2015. I’ll pick a winner on January 9.
If you’ve missed it (this would be very difficult as I’ve blared the horns already on the newsletter, Facebook, AND Twitter), the next title for Harlequin Heartwarming will be: THE BLUEBIRD BET. I don’t have a cover yet (well, I do, but no permission to show it), but here’s some hints:
Back cover copy:
Winning isn’t everything…to other people
Dr. Elaine Watson never loses. Period. So she won’t miss out on a chance to restore the Bluebird Bed-and-Breakfast. The owner’s son, Dean Collins, seems just as determined as she is. A famous photojournalist, he hasn’t been home in years, so why does he want to turn the Bluebird, a charming old B and B, into a fishing camp?
With just a few weeks to create the winning plan, Elaine has no choice but to spend time with the guy. She’s drawn to the handsome, wounded man, but being with Dean would mean giving up the future she’s been dreaming of… And Dr. Elaine Watson never gives up.
“Just meet her. I’ll show her how rundown the place is. Might be enough to convince her she’d like to build her own place somewhere out here. We could be neighbors and everyone’s happy.” His father didn’t look like he believed that either, though.
“Hard to imagine another place like this anywhere, Dad.” Dean was relieved to be back on firmer emotional footing and happy to hear his father whistle a little as he walked up the hill to the overgrown yard.
When the car door shut on a sensible gray four-door sedan, Dean watched the doctor, if she was a doctor, tiptoe carefully through the gravel in sandals that had no business outside the city streets. Instead of scrubs or a white coat, she was wearing a sundress and looked like she could be a model for a beachside getaway.
Thanks to RT Booklover’s Convention and the RWA national conference, I have many awesome books that it pains me to see gathering dust so I’m going to GIVE THEM TO YOU! If you’re the lucky winner. They aren’t signed. That’s the only way I can force myself to do this. If you’re the lucky winner and you’d like, I can toss in one of my own (and actually sign it). Leave me a comment below about which book you’re dying to read to enter. SIMPLE AS THAT! I’ll pick a winner with Random.org’s help on October 8.
Here’s what I’m giving away:
Kathy Reichs: Bones Never Lie
Liliana Hart: Whiskey Rebellion
Maisey Yates: Avenge Me
Sylvia Day: Spellbound, Afterburn, Aftershock