Magnificent Monday

Bittersweet Memories by Dori Lavelle


Can the embers of an old life ignite the flames of a new love?

Six years ago, Melisa Bergfeld’s husband died. As the grief of losing him tore into her, she lost his last gift to her—their unborn child—and her hopes and dreams turned to ashes.

Left with a life she no longer wants, she seeks salvation in a homeless shelter. For a while, that’s more than enough.

But when a fire breaks out, in walks the man who will try to save her life—if she’ll let him.

Florian “Heat” Dane has left behind a trail of broken hearts in his wake, including pieces of his own. For all the girls he’s used to fill the hole in his heart, there has been just one he could never erase from his memories. But when Melisa married his best friend Scott Bergfeld, he knew she would never be his the way she’d been the one unforgettable night they spent together. Now that she’s back in his life, he will do anything to recapture her heart, even if it means giving away his own.

Heat still has the power to ignite passion in Melisa, something she both desires and rejects. He’s a known heartbreaker, and if there is one thing Melisa doesn’t need, it’s another crack in her heart. But when he confesses his love for her, she fears her secrets from the past will surface. And she might be the one to break his heart this time.

FREE for Limited Time Banner

Dori is holding a RAFFLECOPTER giveaway, awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card OR PayPal Cash OR Paperback copy of book #1 in her Moments series.

Also, the e-book format of Entangled Moments is FREE for a limited time on Amazon.

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Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and lover of happy endings and mint chocolate. She thinks love and chocolate make such a perfect pair. Give her a great romance novel with a hint of suspense and a mug of hot chocolate and she’d be one happy woman.

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn’t happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.  To connect with Dori, she can be found at:

WEBSITE          FACEBOOK          TWITTER          GOODREADS          BLOG

You can also email her at:

Buy links for all three Moments books:

Entangled Moments               Rekindled Moments               Bittersweet Moments

To follow her tour, follow this link to Tasty Book Tours


12 Days of Christmas Finale

Merry Christmas !

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas with their friends and family today. I know I am. My husband is mixing the Belgian waffle mix as I write this and my son just woke and is getting cleaned up. It’s time to get the day started!

So, today’s post will be short – let’s celebrate and spend the day with our loved ones.

Shadow won an e-book copy of Highland Legacy by BJ Scott

Michelle McCarthy won an e-book copy of Roar of Revenge by Joan Baier

Elf won an e-book copy of Ask Her at Christmas by Christi Barth

Mary Preston won a $5 Gift Certificate to Soul Mate Publishing

On to the grand prizes


Laurie G wonPackage One: A gold cuff bracelet from Charming Charlies, $10 GC from Soul Mate Publishing, swag pack for Winter’s Magic, and an autographed paperback of Promises to Keep by Char Chaffin.

Joy F won Package Two: A pair of gold dangle earings from Charming Charlies, your choice of $10 GC from either Amazon OR Barnes & Noble, swag pack for Winter’s Magic, and an autographed paperback of Pack & Coven, by Jody Wallace.

Holly Underhill won Package Three: A hanging jewelry organizer from Charming Charlies, a $10 GC to Starbucks, swag pack for Winter’s Magic, and an autographed paperback of Keeper of My Heart by Darcy Flynn.

Surprise Giveaways:

Anna Stinson left the most comments throughout the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. Leigh Ann Budd came in second and Marjorie Gilbert came in third.  Each of you will receive a $10 gift card to Soul Mate Publishing.  Sign up for their newsletter and you’ll get the monthly BUY 1 GET 1 coupon and get even more for the value!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest, bought a copy of Winter’s Magic, Facebooked and Tweeted the contest and supported my debut novel in any way. I’ve had so much fun since it’s release 10/24 and my blog tour continues into January – Winter doesn’t end until March : )  Keep your eyes open for Spring’s Surprise coming in April.

Between now and then, I hope you enjoy my blog as I pick back up with What’s New Wednesday – sharing new books and values I’ve found and Fantastic Fridays where I share recipes, great shopping deals and other tidbits of exciting news.



12 Days of Christmas Days 10 & 11 & 12

On the Tenth Day of Christmas, My Favorite Author Gave To Me …

Day 10, 11, & 12 Giveaways:

1 e-book copy of Highland Legacy by BJ Scott

1 e-book copy of Roar of Revenge by Joan Baier

1 e-book copy of Ask Her at Christmas by Christi Barth

1 $5 Gift Certificate to Soul Mate Publishing

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Can you believe it’s Friday and we’re only 4 days away from Christmas?

I’m so excited. All of our presents are bought and wrapped and lying beneath our beautiful tree.  I love to sit in the living room with the lights off and simply let the tree and mantle lights glow.  Turn on the stereo to soft Christmas tunes.  Ahh … it’s so relaxing!

So, what are your favorite Christmas activities?  Do you go ice skating on a frozen pond or at the town square? Do you make hot toddy’s? Do you have a favorite Christmas movie that the family watches every single year? Maybe you go out to the middle of the family farm and cut down your own tree. Or you could be like Beth and her mom in Winter’s Magic and bake sweets to give away to all of your neighbors. Tell us all about it!

FIVE Ways To Enter The Current Drawing:

1. Leave a comment and tell us what your favorite Christmas activities are.

2.  Facebook and Tweet to your friends about this posting.

3.  Bring a friend to the party. Anyone leaving a comment that tells me you sent them, they’ll get an entry and you’ll get a bonus entry.

4.  BUY a copy of Winter’s Magic today and you’ll receive 5 Bonus Entries.

5.  GIFT a copy of Winter’s Magic to a friend or coworker. At $4.99 it’s the perfect size every time and you’ll receive 5 Bonus Entries.

12 Days of Christmas Day 8 & 9 Winners:

Mary Preston won an e-book copy of A Soulmate For Christmas by Cynthia Racette, Angela Scavone, Aliza Mann, J.J. Devine, Char Chaffin

Elf won an e-book copy of Hunted by Elle Hill

Collette Cameron won an e-book copy of Under the Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis

Marjorie Gilbert won a $5 Soul Mate Publishing Gift Certificate

Have Fun – Spread the Word

Come Back Tomorrow – See Who Won – Enter Again

Bonus:  Did you know that Soul Mate Publishing offers ebooks formatted for Kindle, Nook or pdf readers like Sony? And if you sign up for their newsletter, you’ll get a BOGO coupon every month. Buy your copy of Winter’s Magic today, and get another book FREE.

December BOGO

*e-book prizes eligible worldwide. Paperbacks, swag packs and grand prizes eligible only in the US and Canada. By entering, winners grant permission for the use of your name on my website, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter and any other print or electronic media, regardless of format.