** THE FUTURE SHE LEFT BEHIND by Marin Thomas & GIVEAWAY **

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 “Forgiveness and redemption – because we all make mistakes and we have regrets.” Marin Thomas saying why she wrote THE FUTURE SHE LEFT BEHIND (Berkley)

THE FUTURE SHE LEFT BEHIND is one woman’s journey home that gets pushed aside by her soon-to-be ex-mother-in-law. It’s all about small town humor, reignited love and the resilient ties of family.

Cast aside by her cheating husband, Don, Katelyn Chandler is ready to pack it all in and drive home to Little Springs, Texas. She wants a chance to put it all behind her, reconnect with her mother, and get back to her art.

But Don’s mother, Shirley Pratt is a master manipulator, snob, and Katelyn’s terror of a live-in monster-in-law who has other ideas. Shirley insists on joining Katelyn’s trip after her son tries to pack her off to a retirement community. Big mistake!

Katelyn plays peacekeeper between the annoying old woman and the la-de-da matrons of Little Springs. And you know what goes on in small towns? It seems to be changing Shirley.

Katelyn has another maybe, maybe not bad idea kicking around in her mind. Would it be smart to pick up, where she left off with off with Jackson Mendoza, the town bad boy and her high school sweetheart. Surely, a girl can have dreams!

“They” say you can’t choose your family, but THE FUTURE SHE LEFT BEHIND,  pokes holes into that cliché. Marin Thomas’ novel, highlights the pleasure taking one day at a time provides. Her characters are well-developed, pop off the page and into your memory.

*****

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Marin Thomas writes Women’s Fiction for Berkley and western romances for Harlequin and Tule Publishing. To date she has contracted over 35 projects for Harlequin. Marin is also a member of the Tall Poppy Writers https://tallpoppies.org

Marin grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin and attended college at the University of Arizona where she played basketball for the Lady Wildcats and earned a B.A. in Radio-TV. Following graduation she married her college sweetheart in a five-minute ceremony at the historical Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada. Marin and her husband currently live in Phoenix, Arizona, where she spends her free time junk hunting and researching her next ghost tour.

 

You can get more information about Marin by checking out her website http://www.marinthomas.com

Thanks to Berkley, we have one copy of THE FUTURE SHE LEFT BEHIND to giveaway. Just tell us if you’ve ever had a romance with a “bad-boy?”

We’ll announce a winner next week. Good luck!

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THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor & GIVEAWAY

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Do you believe in fairies?

BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge continues with THE COTTINGLEY SECRET (WilliamMorrow) by, Hazel Gaynor. The delicious story travels back and forth one hundred years.

In 1917, two cousins, Frances Griffith and Elsie Wright say they’ve photographed real fairies in their garden. The well-respected Sir Arthur Conan Doyle declares the photographs authentic and the cousins become a sensation in England.

One hundred years later, Olivia Kavanagh discovers an old manuscript in her small Irish harbor town bookstore.  It tells the story of fairies who captured a nation’s attention and the photograph stirs up an unsettling feeling in Olivia’s memories.

I love fairies. I believe in magic! I love magical realism, and I loved this book. Hazel Gaynor’s lyrical prose took me on journeys to both England and Ireland and I enjoyed the trips immensely. I recommend THE COTTINGLEY SECRETS for everyone to take and settle into a comfy sofa with a nice cup of tea, for a delightful afternoon read.

*****

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Hazel Gaynor is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning author, who lives in County Kildare, Ireland with her husband and two children. Her 2014 debut historical novel The Girl Who Came Home—A Novel of the Titanic hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and went on to win the 2015 Historical Novel of the Year award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association in London. Her second novel A Memory of Violets, was also a New York Times bestseller, and her third, The Girl from The Savoy was an Irish Times and Globe & Mail bestseller. The book was also a finalist for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. All Hazel’s novels have been received to critical-acclaim and have been translated into a number of foreign languages. Her forthcoming titles in 2017 – The Cottingley Secret (August) and Last Christmas in Paris (October, co-written with Heather Webb) have already received an impressive array of early reviews.

You can connect with Hazel on her website http://www.hazelgaynor.com

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Thanks to BookSparks, we have a copy of THE COTTINGLEY SECRET to giveaway. Just tell us if you believe in fairies and why. We’ll announce a winner next month.

Have a lovely week!

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LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison & GIVEAWAYS

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They built a life on lies. 

A happily married couple in J.T. Ellison’s new novel, LIE TO ME (Mira) are hiding a secret. They appear the perfect couple, but inside lies an ugly truth.

Domestic noir is the rage today and Ellison takes a break from her bestselling police procedurals to join in. We readers are the lucky ones for her making this writing switchover.

Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s life is not as it appears. Both are successful authors, consumed by professional and personal betrayals. The huge Victorian mansion they’ve renovated and are envied for is a source of many outright fights. They seem to be made for each other, but the truth is another thing. Both love and hate each other, so intensely the police are often called to their homes because their fighting can be heard by neighbors.

One day Sutton disappears. She’s done this before, so Ethan isn’t that worried until he finds all of her personal items, wallet, passport, credit cards, private notebooks still there. As police start their investigation, the truth about their marriage begins to surface and things don’t seem to add up. Eventually Ethan is pegged a suspect by family, friends and the media, who camp out in front of his home, leaving him a virtual prisoner to drink away the days.

Ellison’s novel explores lies, betrayals, grief, jealousy … and murder. I got so caught up in the novel, I couldn’t wait to read the next page and see where the story was going. LIE TO ME kept me up one long night reading until the last page. I found myself satisfied by the surprising ending.

*****

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes standalone domestic noir and psychological thriller series, the latter starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the international thriller series “A Brit in the FBI” with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the EMMY Award-winning literary television series, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

Follow J.T. online at Facebook, Twitter @thrillerchick, or Instagram @jt_thrillerchick for more insight into her wicked imagination.

We’re lucky to have two copies of J.T. Ellison’s new novel, LIE TO ME to giveaway. Just tell us the worst lie you’ve ever told … or at, or at least a fib. We’ll announce a winner next week.

Have a lovely weekend!

U.S.A. only, please. Thank you.

** PUBLICATION DAY ** STRAY MAGIC by Jackie Bouchard & GIVEAWAYS **

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A Fairy Tale for DOG LOVERS

IT’S PUBLICATION DAY! CONGRATULATIONS, JACKIE!

 

 Author Jackie Bouchard’s new novel, STRAY MAGIC is simply “dog-tastic.”

From USA Today best-selling author Jackie Bouchard, comes a tale of love, laughter, and the profound magic of believing in yourself.

Cara Snow is newly divorced, stuck working for a jerky boss at a pet boutique, and dreading her soon-to-be-empty nest with only her beloved corgi for company. Worse still, her ex just got engaged. Doesn’t she deserve some romance, too? Or, at least a date for the Fur Ball. She’s always enjoyed the annual pet rescue gala, but this year her ex will be there with his fiancée. Meanwhile, Cara hasn’t met anyone— other than the irresistible dogs at the boutique’s adoption events.
Cara is shocked when her wish to fall for a man as easily as she does for those mutts summons Vincent. His velour track suit, paunchy belly, and tough-guy accent don’t exactly fit her childhood image of a fairy godfather. Not exactly on top of his game, he admits to being twenty-five years late. (Her daughter Winnie is convinced he must be there for her!) Vincent does his best and casts a spell “guaranteed” to help Cara find the One. But when she actually starts meeting men, none of them are her type. If only they were as perfect for her as the dogs they adopt. Did her screw-up fairy godfather botch the spell? If so, what will it mean not only for Cara but Vincent as well.

*****

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Hi! I’m Jackie Bouchard, author and card-carrying crazy dog lady. Let me also introduce Rita, our sweet rescue girl from Baja. Thanks for stopping by Pooch Smooches, where you’ll find wet puppy kisses & dry humor.

Check out http://www.jackiebouchard.com for more contact info.  or poochssmooches.com

STRAY MAGIC is being published today and thanks to Jackie, we’re giving away two copies of STRAY MAGIC –  an e-book and a paperback – to two lucky winners. Just tell us what your pet means to you!

We’ll announce a winner next week!

 

 

** LIE TO ME by J.T. Ellison & GIVEAWAYS **

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lie

They built a life on lies. 

A happily married couple in J.T. Ellison’s new novel, LIE TO ME (Mira) are hiding a secret. They appear the perfect couple, but inside lies an ugly truth.

Domestic noir is the rage today and Ellison takes a break from her bestselling police procedurals to join in. We readers are the lucky ones for her making this writing switchover.

Sutton and Ethan Montclair’s life is not as it appears. Both are successful authors, consumed by professional and personal betrayals. The huge Victorian mansion they’ve renovated and are envied for is a source of many outright fights. They seem to be made for each other, but the truth is another thing. Both love and hate each other, so intensely the police are often called to their homes because their fighting can be heard by neighbors.

One day Sutton disappears. She’s done this before, so Ethan isn’t that worried until he finds all of her personal items, wallet, passport, credit cards, private notebooks still there. As police start their investigation, the truth about their marriage begins to surface and things don’t seem to add up. Eventually Ethan is pegged a suspect by family, friends and the media, who camp out in front of his home, leaving him a virtual prisoner to drink away the days.

Ellison’s novel explores lies, betrayals, grief, jealousy … and murder. I got so caught up in the novel, I couldn’t wait to read the next page and see where the story was going. LIE TO ME kept me up one long night reading until the last page. I found myself satisfied by the surprising ending.

*****

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes standalone domestic noir and psychological thriller series, the latter starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the international thriller series “A Brit in the FBI” with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the EMMY Award-winning literary television series, A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

Follow J.T. online at Facebook, Twitter @thrillerchick, or Instagram @jt_thrillerchick for more insight into her wicked imagination.

We’re lucky to have two copies of J.T. Ellison’s new novel, LIE TO ME to giveaway. Just tell us the worst lie you’ve ever told … or at, or at least a fib. We’ll announce a winner next week.

Have a lovely weekend!

U.S.A. only, please. Thank you.

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THE BLACKBIRD SEASON by Kate Moretti & GIVEAWAY

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Bestselling author, Kate Moretti is back with another strap yourself in and get ready for a great ride novel, THE BLACKBIRD SEASON (Atria). It’ll have you on the edge of your seat reading and eating entirely too much chocolate. Maybe that was just me. But is it really a bad thing?

“Where did they come from? Why did they fall? The question would be asked a thousand times …”

Kirkus Reviews gives THE BLACKBIRD SEASON a starred review and writes its full of “great pacing and true surprises.” I call it a fast-paced mystery about revenge, broken relationships between a wonderful cast of really flawed and damaged characters. The best kind to read about, if you ask me. It’s about a small close-knit town that comes unglued when bad things start happening. Birds fall out of the sky, the really nice teacher may be involved with a student and that student disappears. It also includes enough high school angst, I was literally grateful I never have to go back.

What did I love most about THE BLACKBIRD SEASON? It kept me guessing until the VERY end!

*****

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Kate Moretti lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids, and a dog. She’s worked in the pharmaceutical industry for ten years as a scientist, and has been an avid fiction reader her entire life.

She enjoys traveling and cooking, although with two kids, a day job, and writing, she doesn’t get to do those things as much as she’d like.

Her lifelong dream is to buy an old house with a secret passageway.

You can find out more about Kate on her website  http://www.katemoretti.com or follow her on Twitter @KateMoretti

Thanks to Kate we have one copy of her new thrilling novel, THE BLACKBIRD SEASON to giveaway. Just tells us the most recent twisted book you’ve read that had you keeping the lights on. We’ll announce a winner next week.

Tomorrow we’re giving away J.T. Ellison’s new thriller, LIE TO ME.

Good luck!

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** FALL WINNERS ** FALL WINNERS **

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WE’RE BACK …

WE HAVE SOME WINNERS TO TELL YOU ABOUT!

JUDI B. wins INTO THE SHADOWS

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KELLEY B. wins THE TALENTED RIBKINS

DOREEN S. wins SOMETHING LIKE FAMILY

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KARINA wins a copy of DRYLAND: One Woman’s Swim To Sobriety

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I was away at the Women Fiction Writers Association Retreat in New Mexico, so we’re still getting caught up with new reviews and giveaways. Be sure to come back for your chance to win.

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