Friday, May 31, 2013

Unfinished Business Book Blast: Giveaway for Beautiful Earrings (5 Winners)

Unfinished Business
Unfinished Business
Genre: Chic Lit, Paranormal

When Angela’s mother Fran dies and comes back as a ghost, Angela’s ordinary life turns into a carnival show, starring both Angela and her nosy, dead mother. It seems Fran’s got some unfinished business on earth, and she’s determined to get it done, no matter what. When Fran returned, she reignited her daughter’s long-suppressed psychic gift, one she neglected to mention to Angela, and now Angela sees ghosts everywhere. And they won’t leave her alone.

Fran can’t help but stick her transparent nose where it doesn’t belong, making Angela’s life even crazier. Now Angela has to find a way to keep her old life intact and help the dead with their unfinished business, all while trying to keep her dead mother out of trouble. And it’s a lot for one woman to handle.

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Carolyn Ridder AspensonAbout the Author

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson is a freelance writer based in Cumming, GA. She lives with her husband and three children, two dogs and one cat. Carolyn doesn’t see ghosts, but swears she’d be okay with it, as long as it was only during daylight hours.

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Prize: Earrings Shown Above (5 Winners)
Ends 6/16/13
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Blog Talk Radio Staff Pick: Speaking with Johnny Tan of "From My Mama’s Kitchen" About Writing!

Yesterday, I had the honor of being a guest on Johnny Tan’s Blog Talk Radio Show, “From My Mama’s Kitchen.” We talked about my new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers, and about issues affecting writers, such as rejection, finding inspiration, writer’s block, finding time to write, and more. I hope you’ll give our discussion, a Staff Pick, a listen!

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Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: My Favorite Beach Read

It’s Wednesday! And that means it’s time for the Literary Addicts Weekly Meme! Every Wednesday, they suggest a fun theme to write about. The theme of this week: “What is the best ‘beach’ read you have ever read?

One book immediately came to mind when I heard the word “beach.” It was The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances, by Andy Andrews.


Imagine that you are a newlywed, deeply in love with your husband. It is wartime, and your husband is a military pilot. He heads over to Europe soon after your wedding to train Allied pilots, where he is shot down and killed by enemy fire. Somehow, you manage to struggle on, but you are filled with rage and hatred for those who killed your husband. One day, you are walking on the beach, and you find a man facedown in the sand by the shore. You lean down to see if he’s alive and find a bullet wound in his shoulder. Slowly, you manage to roll him over onto his back … and recoil in horror. He is wearing the uniform of the enemy, the same country that is responsible for your beloved husband’s death. What do you do? Leave him on the beach where he’ll probably bleed to death? Finish him off yourself? Call the authorities to deal with him? Or take him home, in spite of your hatred for him, and nurse him back to health? I loved this story based on true events, and I hope that you’ll pick up a copy for your next beach read!



CLICK HERE for links to the other blogs participating in this meme to read about their favorite beach reads!

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Concealed in the Shadows: "The Fear of Sharing Writing" (Author Guest Post) and a Giveaway!

Concealed in the Shadows
by Gabrielle Arrowsmith
(YA Dystopian)
Published by Clean Teen Publishing
Release Date: May 17, 2013

Sydney Harter has long awaited September 12th, 2033 -- her eighteenth birthday. She can finally apply for guardianship of her sister, who is her only family and entire world. She hopes they will be lawfully reunited, but is prepared to defy authority and risk everything to escape the captivity of Miles County so that they can be together.

Escaping will be difficult and dangerous. Citizens are bound to their county by sophisticated chip implants that deliver shocks to those who dare to cross the electric barrier. Sydney is very clever, but her trickery is limited against the all-seeing eyes of technology. Even if they were to survive the escape, disappearing into the forgotten forests and towns of the past seems an impossible task.

What Sydney doesn’t know is that she is the particular interest of two opposing forces. With deceit, fear, and warfare surrounding her -- can she trust the party that aims to help with her fight against the other? Can she open her heart to receive and return unexpected love? When her sister’s life becomes jeopardized, Sydney will have to weigh a new love against the only enduring love she has known. The cost could be deadly…

How will she choose?


GABRIELLE ARROWSMITH enjoyed writing her debut novel, Concealed in the Shadows, during a lovely Minnesota summer that she had off from her primary profession, teaching. Acting, playing and coaching soccer, reading, playing piano, and spending time with family and friends are among her other interests.

The Fear of Sharing Writing
By Gabrielle Arrowsmith

Writing is precise and creative, two pathways ever at odds, perpetually fighting for the last word. When and how one defeats the other is what we call an author’s voice.

The product of a process so intimate and deliberate is bound to be personal. That, coupled with the prevalence of the fears of failure and rejection, has misled one too many talented storytellers to hide away their unique creations.

My fears of failure and rejection have overwhelmed me many times in my life, so much so that I’ve withheld my best or given up so as to protect my handiwork from judgment.

Recently, I realized it is a far greater transgression to allow my character to be judged and deemed weak and afraid. So I lifted my chin and continued to write.

My computer housed my growing story during the days and throughout many nights. My memory fought to store the idea overload until my fingers were rested enough to interlace them into the plot.

Finally, the end was in sight. A smile erupted from within me, but before it could rise to live on my lips, it was smothered by qualms that overtook my stomach. I had written a magnificent story, one that deserved to be shared.

Ironically, it was the perseverance of one of my own characters that inspired me to face my fears. After all she had been through, I simply couldn’t tuck her away in a file to die.

There are things in this world worthy of my fear; sharing my writing is no longer on the list.

Where to find Gabrielle:
Website: http://www.gabriellearrowsmith.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ConcealedInTheShadows
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6880655.Gabrielle_Arrowsmith
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/garrowsmith13
CTP Website: http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com/gabrielle-arrowsmith.html

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a copy of Concealed in the Shadows and a bookmark!

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One lucky winner will receive a copy of Concealed in the Shadows, by Gabrielle Arrowsmith (eBook) and a bookmark! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Legends of Amun Ra: The Emerald Tablet Book Tour and Giveaway for "The Game of Thrones: Season 1" (Blu-Ray) and a Signed Book!


The Emerald Tablet
Legends of Amun Ra: The Emerald Tablet
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Leoros doesn't have many friends. The son of a scientist and archeologist, he is constantly on the move. But when his parents make a startling discovery in Egypt, Leoros' world is turned upside down.

Do you wish you could have the power of a god? Would you use it for good … or for evil?

When an archaeologist discovers the mythic Emerald Tablet buried beneath Egypt’s desert, her son decodes the ancient text leading him to a distant world.

On that world, a slave girl begins a journey toward a destiny she cannot imagine. But when an ancient foe rises from the ashes, they will be brought together by forces neither understands.

Leoros, who dreams of being like the heroes in the comic books, must fight to unlock the secrets of the universe to save a people he never knew existed.

Atlantia, whose bloody visions wake her in the night, senses the darkness coming.

Together they will face an enemy with the power of dark energy, lose a mentor to the assassin’s blade, and be betrayed by someone they trust. Their fight for the future is just beginning, and before it is over, a final sacrifice must be made. When the darkness comes, will they stand and fight or will they join it?

There is darkness in everyone.

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Joshua SilvermanAbout Joshua Silverman

Joshua Silverman was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Orange County, California.

While attending California State University, Fullerton and studying Criminal Justice, Joshua was introduced to a creative writing class where he wrote a series of paranormal stories. As a child, he has always been an amateur historian, focusing on ancient Egypt, Greece, and Roman civilizations.

Since working in the legal environment, he has combined his passion for creative writing with his love of ancient history by penning his debut novel, The Emerald Tablet, the first of seven in the Legends of Amun Ra series.

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GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive an autographed copy of Legends of Amun Ra: The Emerald Tablet, by Joshua Silverman, plus a Blu-ray copy of The Game of Thrones: Season 1! This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends on July 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM EDT. Enter the contest in the Rafflecopter form below!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Nonfiction Books That Inspired Me

It’s Wednesday! And that means it’s time for the Literary Addicts Weekly Meme! Every Wednesday, they suggest a fun theme to write about. The theme of this week: “What nonfiction books have influenced or inspired you most?

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

I read this book multiple times as a teenager, and it really helped me get through the turbulent teen years when I found myself slipping into depression or feeling sorry for myself. It made me see that we really do have control over our thoughts and how we view our lives. I loved the real-life stories -- so inspirational -- and the practical advice in the book. I think that everyone should read this book, no matter their age.


I’ve read a lot of books about writing, but this one really stuck with me. This is the only Stephen King book I’ve ever read, but I’ve always been fascinated by his success and his ability to create stories that capture people’s imagination. This book is part memoir, part how-to, and I really enjoyed both parts -- Stephen King’s personal story, as well as his advice for writing (no adverbs!). Even if you don’t read or write in King’s genre, this book contains valuable advice and inspiration to keep writing!


Married to Bhutan by Linda Leaming
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

My dream has always been to travel more internationally and perhaps live in a foreign country. There’s just so much to learn, and I love reading about cultures that are different from my own. So, I was really inspired by Married to Bhutan and Eat Pray Love because they’re both written by women who learned more about themselves and what they really value in life from spending time in other countries and being open to new experiences and ways of living and thinking.

What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel
Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care by Benjamin Spock, M.D.

When I was pregnant and then parenting babies, these two books were my Bibles! I loved following my monthly progress through my pregnancies in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. And I was always looking up any strange symptom I had to be sure that it was “normal.” When my kids were young, I turned to Dr. Spock because that’s what my mother used! My boys were particularly difficult at age 4, and Dr. Spock reassured me that this didn't mean my boys were going to be little terrors forever (and he was right!).

CLICK HERE for links to the other blogs participating in this meme to read about more inspirational or influential nonfiction books!

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen Book Blast: Giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash

Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen
Was Mr. Darcy real? Is time travel really possible? For pragmatic Manhattan artist Eliza Knight, the answer to both questions is absolutely, Yes! And Fitzwilliam Darcy of Pemberley Farms, Virginia, is the reason why!

His tale of love and romance in Regency England leaves Eliza in no doubt that Fitz Darcy is the embodiment of Jane Austen’s legendary hero. And she’s falling in love with him. But can the man who loved the inimitable Jane Austen ever love average, ordinary Eliza Knight?

Eliza’s doubts grow, perhaps out of proportion, when things start to happen in the quiet hamlet of Chawton, England; events that could change everything. Will the beloved author become the wedge that divides Fitz and Eliza or the tie that binds them?

Praise for Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen

O’Rourke creates a world that defies cynicism and demands suspension of disbelief -- even in this age of doubt and hyper-realism. Sheer escapism at its best. Clever, charming and affectionate.
~Jocelyn Bury

…the reader must tenaciously read on rather than put the book down to satisfy their hunger for the story to resolve, which it does in characteristically Jane Austen fashion.
~Erin Murdock

In Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen, author Sally Smith O’Rourke creates a compelling story that investigates what and who might have inspired Jane Austen. While the story line is certainly far-fetched, it is a truly unique idea, one that captivated this reader until the very last page.
~Meg Massey

NOTE FROM SUSAN: Click here to read my review of Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen!

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Author Sally Smith O'Rourke
Sally Smith O’Rourke is a surgical scrub nurse at the City of Hope national cancer research hospital in Duarte, California, and resides in the nearby Victorian village of Monrovia.

With her late husband, author Michael O’Rourke (aka F.M. O’Rourke), Smith O’Rourke owned and operated a medical advertising company where she used her diverse talents to produce and co-write teaching films and videos, working not only with major medical and surgical manufacturing companies, but also network television. These endeavors ultimately led to a collaboration on two feature films (direct to video) and three published novels.

The wife-and-husband writing team of Sally Smith and Michael O’Rourke, being long-time fans of Jane Austen, wrote The Man Who Loved Jane Austen, released by Kensington Books in 2006. Kensington followed that very successful effort with The Maidenstone Lighthouse in 2007 and Christmas at Sea Pines Cottage in 2009, both also collaborative projects by Smith and O’Rourke. Published after her partner and spouse’s untimely death in 2001, the publisher chose not to use the names Michael O’Rourke and Sally Smith (as the manuscripts were presented), releasing all three books under Sally Smith O’Rourke.

Yours Affectionately, Jane Austen is Sally Smith O’Rourke’s first solo novel.


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Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal Cash
Ends 6/6/13

Monday, May 20, 2013

May There Always Be Books Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers"!

Welcome to the May There Always Be Books Giveaway Hop! This event is hosted by Literary Addicts and runs from May 20–31, 2013. Every blogger participating in this event is offering a book-related prize (print book, eBook, or gift card) valued at $10+. For my giveaway, I am offering my brand-new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers ~ 101 Motivational Stories for Writers -- Budding or Bestselling -- from Books to Blogs, by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Amy Newmark and Susan M. Heim!


From budding bloggers to bestselling novelists, your fellow writers share their best advice, writing tips, time management strategies, and personal ups and downs in the business of writing. These stories will motivate you, entertain you, and keep those words flowing!

Bestselling novelist J.A. Jance explains how her next book rights a wrong done to a friend killed in Vietnam. Award-winning Young Adult novelist Sarah Darer Littman talks about her “second book blues.” Read how bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan was mentored in the writing world by someone she had first mentored in the TV world, and how Jenna Glatzer overcame her agoraphobia to ghostwrite Celine Dion’s biography. Marc Tyler Nobleman explains how he unmasked the true creator of the Batman series.

With chapters on overcoming your fears, beating writer’s block, accepting rejection, and making time to write, you’ll feel like you’re at a first-class writers’ conference. Additional chapters cover how to use writers’ groups and mentors effectively, tried and true methods to find new inspiration, and how writing can change your own life and others.

One lucky reader will win their choice of a paperback or electronic copy of the brand-new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Writers! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 11:59 PM EDT on May 31, 2013.

Through the Valley Love Endures Book Tour: Exclusive Excerpt!

Susan Heim on Writing is pleased to be a stop on the book tour for the book, Through the Valley Love Endures, by Eddie David Santiago.

About this book:
What if death came for you today? Would you be ready? Forced to face his own mortality, Eddie Santiago fought to stay alive in a broken world. His incredible journey through heartbreak, abuse, and adversity left him with one truth: every life makes a difference. This is the true and compelling story of his supernatural quest through the valley of death, doubt, and darkness. Eddie provides a passionate story that will capture the attention of even the toughest skeptics. Angels, demons, heaven, hell, Jesus and the devil: Are they fiction, or are they more real than anything else in the world?

Enjoy this excerpt:

“Hold out your hands,” I told her. “Hold your hands out so I can take them and suffer with you. That is the love of God I can offer you. I know you want more, so if God speaks, then I will reveal to you a God who knows you and loves you.”

With hesitation, Reba held out her hands.

“God, we pray for healing over your daughter’s heart. Reba asks for you to speak her back to life, but it is only through your son Jesus that she may be loved back to life. We are at your mercy,” I said as flashes of her life came to me. Again, things like this didn’t happen all the time, but when they did, I felt compelled to share. “You’re that little girl who would look at the picture of the person she lost when she was very young and ask God to send you a sign. If He had just showed you a butterfly when you had asked, then you would have hope of seeing who you lost. Today is the day you have been given your butterfly by a God who loves you, suffers with you and knows you by name. You don’t need to hide in the darkness any longer.”

With tears rolling down Reba’s face she said, “Why are you different than the other Christians? They say they follow God, but they make fun of me, shut me out. I continue to lose friends. You tell me of a God who loves me and about a butterfly I dreamed of ever since I was a little girl. Why?”

With tears in my eyes I replied, “Because He first loved me before I ever loved Him. I know a lot of people have hurt you, but the God I serve tells me His Kingdom is for all people, especially for people like you and me. He heals the broken.”

Quickly removing her hands from mine, Reba said, “I don’t know what just happened, but I trust you. I don’t know if I can ever follow God, but I’m open to the challenge because of you.”

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

On Co-Authoring, Guest Post by Authors Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels, Plus a Giveaway!

A Note from Susan: Enjoy this entertaining and informative article about co-authoring from Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels, bestselling co-authors of The Night Marchers Series and The ELE Series. After the article, find out how you can enter to win copies of their books!

Thank you, Susan, for hosting us on your blog. We were excited when you asked us to write about our experience in being co-authors. We've been asked in interviews numerous times what it's like to co-author a book with another author. We realize that this isn't as commonplace as authoring a book by yourself is. We also realize that most times the same co-authors rarely author more than one or two books together. We are a little different...

As you can see from our six books, the two of us only write together. This would seem odd to some people, but for us it works. Many people have asked us when we are going to write on our own, but at this point we don't have any plans to do so. Why fix something that isn't broken? We write well together, and as far as time efficiency, we can write more with two people carrying the workload. This method has worked great for us so far. After all, we've only been writing for a year and a half and have already published six novels. That's equal to one book every three months. Also, a big perk for us is the fact that we are both there to spur each other on, to hold each other accountable and to challenge each other to push our writing further. It's like the buddy system when you choose to start working out. You need that buddy to tell you to get off your booty when you are being lazy and trying to cop excuses.

Now, co-authoring a book isn't for everyone. You have to have a high level of trust to share your creative outlet with another individual. You also have to have an even higher level of honesty and willingness to cooperate. When you are a co-author, you are instantly a team, and you have to be a team player. You have to both be willing to put in equal effort, and you have to both be willing to compromise on ideas and blend writing styles. We can't over-emphasize the trust factor enough either because you will technically be going into business together. You will be sharing the profits equally with your co-author, and the last thing you want is any hostility when it comes to the percentage of payment each person gets or any hard feelings about one person doing more work than the other. Thankfully, we don't have to worry about this on our end as we have been best friends since the sixth grade and would trust each other with our life. We trust each other so much that we even decided to go further into business together by creating Clean Teen Publishing (an Indie publishing company that focuses on YA and NA novels).

So, how do we do it? How do we work together to produce a novel? Honestly, everyone has a different method for how they would write a book. Some have extensive outlines mapping out every twist and turn of the novel. On the other side of the spectrum are writers like us, who really just go with the flow and wing it most of the way through. We also have multiple Skype dates throughout the writing process to get a grasp on where we want the book to go. We live close enough that we can get together in person, but sometimes it's nice to just sit there in your pajamas with no makeup on and brainstorm without either of us leaving our homes. On our Skype dates, we usually hash out ideas and nix others until we have that OMG moment that inspires us to snap into a writing frenzy.

Our writing ends up being a lot like creative writing where you are given a prompt and told to run with the story. Essentially, when one of us writes a scene and sends it to the other, the other will edit what was just written and then take up where it left off. Then we go back and forth, back and forth until the book is done. At the end, before we send it to the editor, we do one final read-through to make sure that everything made sense and didn't get lost in translation. One tool that has been priceless to us is the review plane in Microsoft Word. By turning this on in the document, we can see what has been added and what either party has deleted. We also love to add comments to our document. We will insert a comment when there is an important piece of information that we need to remember, when there is a quote-worthy sentence, to encourage each other or to simply make fun of each other. We have a lot of fun with our writing relationship. Here are some screen shots of memorable outtakes we've had while writing:


(This was too good not to add to our Night Marchers Special Edition as a blooper!)


(This one is from when Courtney was describing the underground pool of water in the shelter of Project ELE. Thank goodness Willow and Alec didn't go swimming in that cesspool! LOL)

As you can see, we have a blast sharing our creativity with each other and our fans. We hope you've enjoyed this guest post about the world of co-authoring. We'd love for you to check out our books, too. If you have any questions or comments for us, we'd love to hear them!

Thanks for listening to us!
~Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels
http://www.eleseries.com
http://www.nightmarchersbook.com

Co-Authors Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels

Rebecca Gober and Courtney Nuckels are down-home country girls powered by chocolate and other random late-night cravings. Coined in southern twang, they bring new meaning to the word “y'all.” BFIs since the 6th grade, with a knack for getting into sticky situations, has resulted in countless ideas to write about for years to come.

Rebecca and Courtney co-authored their first book, a young adult paranormal romance, Night Marchers (Free), in October 2011. They released their second book in The Night Marchers Series, Redemption, in February 2012. Since then, they have gone on to write a new young adult apocalyptic series called The ELE Series. Currently, there are four books published in The ELE Series: Project ELE (Free), Finding ELE, Exposing ELE, and Surviving ELE. The fifth book in the series, Ending ELE, will be releasing in late June 2013.

When not writing, Rebecca and Courtney spend time in their Texas homes with their families and oversized dogs who still think they are puppies.

The Night Marchers Series


The ELE Series


Where can readers check us out?
Blog: http://nightmarchersseries.blogspot.com/
Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/nightmarchers
Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/eleseries
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5308881.Rebecca_Gober
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5308882.Courtney_Nuckels
Twitter: @MidniteBeckie and @NuckelsC
Clean Teen Publishing: http://www.cleanteenpublishing.com

GIVEAWAY

For the giveaway, we have two prize packs to give away (one winner for each)!

Prize Pack #1:
The complete ELE Series (Digital Copies to include: Finding ELE, Exposing ELE and Surviving ELE. Project ELE is free.), ELE Series signed bookmark, and ELE Series calendar magnet

Prize Pack #2:
The complete Night Marchers Series (Digital Copies to include: Redemption. Night Marchers is free.), Night Marchers signed bookmark

To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. There are no mandatory entries; the more items you do, the more entries you receive. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, May 31, 2013.

Spring’s Surprise Book Blast: Giveaway for Amazon and Starbucks Gift Cards


Spring’s Surprise
Sara Michaels is single again. And she’s celebrating her thirtieth birthday with a complete spa makeover and a day of boutique shopping with her two best friends. After a ten-month battle for freedom, a long weekend in Nashville, Tennessee is just what she needs to erase the memories of a broken heart.

Jack Tanner is the soon-to-be new partner at Chester & Dorsey Development Firm. Jack’s love life has been on the back burner for years as he’s built a successful career. But the moment he meets Sara, he takes a hard look at his life and his priorities.

Sara steps out of her comfort zone and spends an unforgettable weekend with Jack. She’s never felt so carefree. Until she realizes too late that three days can change everything…

Spring’s Surprise is available on Amazon for only $2.99!

Read an Excerpt



Winter’s Magic
Owner of La Bella Vita, a five-star day spa nestled in the affluent suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee, Beth Sergeant knows her elite clientele firsthand. She attended their private schools. She was even engaged, although briefly, to one of their most recognized bachelors. But she never fit in to their social-elite world.

After losing his parents to a car accident at a young age, Nick Chester was raised by his grandfather, the wealthiest man in Nashville. When he chooses to socialize, he has a never-ending list of exclusive events and beautiful women vying for his attention. Yet he never lets himself forget that everyone has an agenda.

Beth can’t resist Nick’s charm and accepts an invitation to dinner, despite her deep-seated insecurities. She proves she’s nothing like other women he’s dated and learns to trust him in return. But just as the last of their resistance crumbles and true love is within reach, challenges from Nick’s past threaten to destroy everything and force Beth to reveal her most guarded secret.

Available now through Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Soul Mate Publishing

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GIVEAWAY

Cynthia Gail is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card, a $10 Amazon Gift Card, and a $5 Starbucks Gift Card! Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.