Monday, November 27

Starry nights, a giveaway, and what's your favorite?

Good morning! I hope you had the best of Thanksgivings. I loved it. Lots of food and all of my family in the same room except two. Black Friday was fun, too. I don't care about the bargains anymore, but spending hours of laughter time with my girls and grandkids is pretty priceless.

With new books out all over the place and holidays...well, all over the place, it's a busy time for all of us. A favorite time for sure, but busy nonetheless. I'd like to invite you all to the Starry Nights & Romance Harlequin Heartwarming Party on Facebook, celebrating the release of December's Heartwarming books. There will be a ton of giveaways, including several from me, and all kinds of "guest stars" joining us throughout the day. 



Something happened yesterday that made me feel so good. I know I'm not the only one it's happened to, but I guess I'm telling it so that as readers you'll be aware of how much you do for a book's writer when you mention it. Truthfully, yeah, good reviews are fabulous dance-around-the-room things, but no one knows better than an author how hard it is to find the time (or the right words) to post them.

So what happened? Ava and Nan mentioned books by Kristi and me on Facebook. They were good mentions, ones that made my heart sing some, and they were both free and unsolicited. I can't explain to you--or them--how much that meant. For me, it was extra-special because One More Summer remains a book of my heart almost six years after publication. 

Sooo.... For a giveaway chance at a Christmas ornament and a book, tell us about a book you think we should read for whatever reason. It can be your favorite holiday book (mine is Mary Balogh's A Christmas Promise and the Christmas Town series) or favorite girlfriends book or favorite beach book. You can tell us your favorite series--I recommend the Women of Willow Bay and the Slippery Rock novels. You can mention a new-to-you author you're so glad you found or one who can't release books fast enough for you (Kristan Higgins, anyone?) If you like, you can mention a book by a friend who you know tells great stories.


All commenters will be entered, although only once per name. I guarantee the authors will appreciate your support, and the Wranglers? Well, we will, too. Plus, we just love giveaways and Christmas ornaments!

38 comments:

  1. What a great way to start the week! With a giveaway! This may have to last all week...Thanks for the mention and yes, I get how good it feels when you get a shout-out...sorta warm and fuzzy. I'm gonna go spread the word!

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    1. Speaking of warm and fuzzy, I love your post on Tuesday!

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  2. I'll share mine later this week - but fun giveaway, Liz!!

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    1. Thanks, Kristi. Looking forward to your choices.

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  3. Liz, thanks for putting up the cover of CHILL OUT! Much appreciated! I just received a copy of THE CHRISTMAS PROMISE and I can't wait to read it.

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    1. I hope you love it, Jana. I just love Mary Balogh's voice.

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  4. Nice contest. I have a new grandson and would love to read to him Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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    1. Done that many times. What a pleasure it is!

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  5. I may have mentioned this before; I love Jean Joachim's Hollywood Hearts series and her 1st and Ten (football) series. I've only read three of her baseball series.

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  6. Katie Lane, Carolyn Brown, Rhonda Lee Carver, Lexi Post - and now the 12 Brides stories that go along with the 12 days of Christmas by Shanna Hatfield and 11 other authors that releases a book a day starting on 12/1!!

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  7. Missed this yesterday, but all of the books look wonderful. You are all fab writers and this event is fun, but a lot of work at holiday time.

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    1. This is definitely a working holiday season! Thanks for stopping in, Roz.

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  8. There are so many wonderful authors to choose from so I will mention the most recent one I've read and that is Merry Me by Amanda Siegrist. She's a newer author to me. I loved the book. It gave you all the warm and fuzzy feels of a romance. 😁❤

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    1. Don't you love finding a new one? It's really great if she has a nice backlist going on!

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  9. Wow this is so awesome, thank you so much for this great opportunity! And regarding the book or author I love to read I would say anything bt Shanna Hatfield, Erin Lee, Caroline Lee, Nora Roberts, Zinia Abbott, Lisa Prysock, Melinda Curtis, Kit Morgan, Kristen Osbourne, Cynthia Woolf, Leah Laurens, JT Lawrence, Angelica Hart, etc. There are so many great authors and series that I can't talk about only one or two, thank you for this great chance

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    1. Got some of my favorites on that list, Alma. A shout-out to Mel Curtis in particular.

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  10. Glad your Thanksgiving was great, so was mine. I just finished 2 books by Ellen Herrick: The Sparrow Sisters and follow-up The Forbidden Garden. Loved them both and hoping for another one!

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    1. I swear I've read that book, but can't remember it to save my life. Age is catching up with me.

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  11. I like reading seasonal books and am enjoying Spells and Jinglebells, a collection of I guess what you'd call novellas (or long short stories?) by a variety of authors. I'm not usually into witches and paranormal much, but these are very sweet, intriguing, Christmassy reads.

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    1. I've come to love sweet, especially since #1, I write it, and #2, I think it goes great with holiday reads.

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  12. My email address is legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com.

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  13. My new to me author is Linda Burkholder's series about the formerly Amish law woman. Lots goes on among the Amish.

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  14. My favorite series is JD Robb’s (Nora Roberts) In Death Series...it’s romantic suspense and dark at times, but the characters are dimensional and sometimes comical. You experience every emotion reading this series ☘️

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  15. I love Lucy McConnell's newest Marrying Miss Kringle, Lux. It is fantastic and it is the 2nd in the series. The first is Ginger. I als loved Taylor Hart's Christmas book, The Christmas Boyfriend.

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  16. For comedy i would recommend Calamity Jayne by Kathleen Bacus it is really a LOL book and for romance Dangerous by Amanda Quick she is one of my favorite authors for ya or na anything by S.t.Bende

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  17. My go-to author is Sarah Addison Allen. I just love her characters and lyrical prose. The subtle magic is just a bonus.

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