The 12 Days of Christmas

Join our 12 Days of Christmas Celebration.

This year’s event is bigger and better, with lots of fun and prizes from 22 authors, celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.

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Starting December 14th (the First Day of Christmas) and running through December 24th, visit our hosts daily, as they will be sharing their favorite holiday recipes, movies, songs, memories, traditions, gift and decorating ideas. Come back on December 25th to find out if you won one of the 16 fabulous prize packages.

Darcy Flynn

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Heather Miles

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Jennifer Faye

Jessica Jefferson

Kim Hotzon

Linda O’Connor

Maureen Bonatch

Meda White

Meggan Connors

Rachel Lacey

Rebecca E. Neely

Ryan Jo Summers

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Stephanie Berget

Tracey Livesay

What’s New Wednesday

Today I’m hosting a cover reveal for my dear friend and fellow author, Darcy Flynn.

Hawke’s Nest, Book #1 in the Like No Other series.

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Running away is nothing new for Annie Dell, aka high-fashion model Anna Delany. With the paparazzi hot on her trail, an out of town wedding couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. What better place to hide out than the quaint Florida beach town Liddy’s told her so much about. But a delayed flight, the mix up with the car rental, then a speeding ticket from the local Sheriff of Nottingham, her getaway is looking anything but relaxing.

Franklin County Sheriff, Levi Hawke, is tired of the spoiled, out-of-control students on fall break, who think they can speed through his county without consequence. After giving a ticket to a beautiful young woman he assumes is just another daddy’s girl looking for some fun in the sun, he discovers she’s his weekend date at his best friend’s wedding.

If that’s not a big enough tease, how about an excerpt:

Through gritted teeth, masked by a half-hearted truce, they survive the weekend, only to find themselves stranded alone in the middle of a hurricane. You can discover a lot about a person while spending thirty-six hours without the comforts of electricity and modern conveniences. When circumstances further extend her stay in town, Levi pries deeper to find out what Annie’s running from. He knows when someone is haunted by their past. As the saying goes … it takes one to know one.

Levi sipped his wine and watched her. He hadn’t missed the slight flush to her cheeks when he raised his glass to hers. If anything it made her more beautiful. Gave her an innocence he was certain she didn’t possess. At that moment the small orchestra began to play and several more couples moved to the dance floor.

“Would you like to dance?” he asked.

She lifted her eyes to his and blinked. Pleased to see he had surprised her, he stood and held out his hand.

I’m not the small town bumpkin you thought I was.

She hesitated but only for a moment, then stood and placed her hand in his. He led her to the dance floor and deftly took her into his arms. She sucked in her breath. The small but audible sound pleased him. He watched the rise and fall of her chest as she strove to gain her footing. “Sorry, is my grip too tight?”

“No. No, it’s fine.”

She was lying. He was trained to know when someone wasn’t telling him the truth.

“You dance beautifully,” she said.

“You sound surprised.”

“I am. In New York, I went dancing often. You’d be surprised how few men can dance. Really well, I mean. Most of them have two left feet and by the end of the evening my toes would end up black and blue.”

Open and frank, her eyes held just a hint of laughter. His stomach lurched. That surprised him. That candid gaze of hers. He didn’t much like it. He liked it better when she played it coy. That he could deal with, because that’s who she really was. But this sweet innocent act was just that, an act. He deliberately twirled her hard and fast around another couple. She gasped and missed her footing. Daggers shot from her green eyes.

There she is. She couldn’t stand him. Well, that was fine with him. The feeling was mutual.

JOY_a12_034_CROPDarcy Flynn is known for her heartwarming, sweet contemporary romances. Her refreshing storylines, irritatingly handsome heroes and feisty heroines will delight and entertain you from the first page to the last. Miss Flynn’s heroes and heroines have a tangible chemistry that is entertaining, humorous and competitive.

Darcy lives with her husband, son, an English Setter and a menagerie of other living creatures on her horse farm in Franklin, Tennessee. She raises rare breed chickens, stargazes on warm summer nights and indulges daily in afternoon tea.

Keep your eyes open – Hawke’s Nest is coming soon to Amazon.  In the meantime, pick up one of her other three books available now.  I know you’ll love it!

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     Keeper of My Heart                Sealed with a Kiss                        Rogue’s Son

Magnificent Monday

I hope everyone had a wonderful first week to the New Year!  Lots of resolutions made – hopefully not broken yet.  Reading lists started, during those last few vacation days.

For my first Magnificent Monday of the year, I’m highlighting a new book by Darcy Flynn. If you follow my blog, you saw Sealed With a Kiss in December, a prequel to Keeper of My Heart. Darcy is back in January with a new stand-alone book called Rogue’s Son. Isn’t the cover just awesome!

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Tough and driven, Kit Kendall replaced frills and dresses with no-nonsense haircuts and wranglers years ago. As owner of Sage Brush, the once-thriving West Texas bed and breakfast ranch, she now struggles daily to keep her business afloat. Since McCabe Lodge reopened next door as a multi-million-dollar resort, her financial difficulties compound, as she suffers one cancellation after another.

Just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, Kit’s former neighbor and childhood nemesis returns as the new owner of the resort that’s now putting her out of business.

Sam Dawson, cowboy turned entrepreneur, has returned to Sugar Creek after six years of exile with a secret that could destroy Kit’s happiness. He left town because of it and for the past two years has secretly tried to make it right. Having failed, he now returns to make one last attempt to undo the tangled web created by his father.

Set in motion by his father’s will and with the clock ticking, Sam has only weeks to convince Kit to sell him her ranch or reveal the truth that will break her heart.

DarcyFlynn picSweet romance author, Darcy Flynn’s life is a gumbo world. Take a little New Orleans heritage, some art, music, dance and add a lot of love and time to simmer and all you have is spice, flavor, and a memory of something so fine you can’t wait for another helping. Her fiction is a few B&Bs, a couple lighthouses, a bit of moon magic and a lot of problems mixed with a healthy portion of sweet romance. Add a dash of sizzle and a lot of sass and all that’s left is magic.

Darcy’s debut novel, Keeper of My Heart is a finalist in InD’Tale Magazine’s RONE Awards. Visit Darcy at http://www.darcyflynnromances.com/. Follow Darcy on: Facebook Twitter.

This is definitely a book to add to your reading list!  Grab a copy today, exclusive on Amazon.