Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Lovin’ Giveaway Hop!


Summer vacation growing up meant one thing – traveling up north for two weeks to stay at my family’s trailer which later became a cabin in the woods. The worst thing – riding for three hours in the backseat with my two sisters and the dog with two smoking parents in front and all the windows rolled up, many years with no running water or TV and . . . the outhouse where spiders always hid until after the door was closed. The absolute best was walking to the lake and corner store every day with my cousins . . . unless it rained. Rain meant staying inside with two older sisters, wet dog and smoking parents with nothing to do unless I could talk my mom into making the three mile drive down the highway to ‘town’ where I discovered a lifelong love. The library! It was a musty old building with uneven shelves filled with tattered hardcovers of the classics and Reader’s Digest condensed books. But there was a small section for kids, just in case it rained. I’d load up my arms with those take-me-away adventures – Walter Farley’s Black Stallion series and Trixie Beldon and Hardy Boys mysteries - and read for hours, forgetting about the rain on the roof while I got lost in the pages.


Summer still means reading to me, only now I sit on my balcony soaking up some Vitamin D therapy squinting at the Kindle app on my iPad while revisiting favorites like Danny Torrance in Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep on the weekends when it doesn’t rain. When fortunate enough to take a vacation, the first thing I used to pack was a stack of books. Now I load up my tablet – much lighter! Relaxation = beach reads and mysteries and howl at the moon thrillers and that’s what I love about summer!

This year I have two summer contemporary reads available starting with LOVE’S OWN REWARD, which just came out, followed by TOTALLY YOURS in July. Here’s a look at LOVE’S OWN REWARD:



Amazon |Barnes & Noble
File Size: 451 KB
Print Length: 317 pages
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books 


Her act of courage destroys everything . . . 

Charlene “Charley” Carter risked her life to rescue a child from a burning car. Suddenly, the quiet research assistant becomes a media darling—and a half-million dollars richer, thanks to the boy’s grateful grandparents. But big money brings big moochers and bigger betrayals. Charley retreats, wounded and suspicious about the motives of even those dearest to her.

He doesn’t trust that she’s for real . . .

Jess McMasters exposes frauds for a living, and if it means using his charms as well as his tough skills as a journalist, no problem. What’s Charlene Carter trying to gain by refusing to be interviewed by the press? Is she angling for more money—or is she hiding secrets that prove she’s nobody’s hero?

Jess goes undercover to get close to her, but the closer he gets, the less he understands. Except this: the cost for his deception could be his own heart.

Readers will find themselves mesmerized by these magical characters who symbolize hope and redemption. 4+ – Romantic Times
What’s on your summer reading list? To help you stock up for those rainy or beachy days, as part of the Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop, I’m offering a $10 Amazon gift card to help you start shopping.

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This Hop is all about enjoying the summer in a big way and that means giveaways! Follow along the Hop and see what each stop has to offer. Then make sure you enter the Romance Blog Hops Grand Prize Drawing (one entry per person)!

Happy Summer! Happy Reading!



33 comments:

  1. tiffany courtright(courtright1985@yahoo.com)June 20, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    sounds like a good book!

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  2. Looks like a awesome book love the cover. josephhawkshaw@yahoo.com

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  3. Interesting blurb!!! Summer is the time to catch up on reading....

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  4. My summer reading list has some old sci fi on it :) Lots of Philip K Dick stuff that I feel like I should have read already :)

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  5. I love that cover!! Love's Own Reward is going on my TBR! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  6. My summer reading list includes: Happy Pants Cafe, Maid to Fit, In Your Corner, Dragon's Lair, Dominic...the list goes on...LOL

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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  7. Fantastic! Glad to see you are going to have even more fantastic books out. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck on the release! I have a mile long summer reading list...including Kristen Britain, Gini Koch, JT Ellison, Karen Ranney, Stephanie Tyler, etc.

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  8. Thanks so much! My TBR always has a ton of m/m on it...

    vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

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  9. My summer reading list has romance and high fantasy books.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  10. the Library was my favorite place as a kid too.
    sasluvbooks at yahoo dot com

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!

    simondex68 (at) gmail dot com

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  12. I always enjoy a good summer romance. :D

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  13. The Books on my reading list for this Summer are Magic Breaks by Ilona Andrews, Shattered by Kevin Hearne, Cast in Flame by Michelle Sagara and I'd like to finish Mark Del Franco's Connor Grey series and Anne Bishop's Ephemera series.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  14. thanks for such a fun giveaway! Wow... book Attict... we have almost an identical reading list ;)

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  15. there tends not to be enough summer for my reading list ;) more books are added it seems every time i turn around ;)

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  16. My TBR pile just keep getting higher & higher (figuratively speaking since my books are on Kindle). Since I've read all your paranormals, Nancy, I'll have to read Love's Own Reward. :)

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  17. THANK YOU! This looks like a great read!

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  18. The library & Book Mobile were my lifelines, especially in the summer. I've already read & enjoyed Love's Own Reward and am looking forward to Totally Yours!

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  19. Reading is my favorite summertime fun also. Thanks for the giveaway! ginger@gingerring.com

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  20. I hope to get caught up on a few urban fantasy series this summer.

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  21. I bought these signed by the author books at a Retreat conference earlier this year and have them sitting next to my bed to read! (*wink)

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  22. Can't wait to read this one, it sounds really great!!

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  23. This sounds like an awesome read. Looking forward to it.

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  24. Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  25. I really enjoyed your post. It reminded me of my summers as a child and going camping.

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  26. I love reading and there are so many books on my TBR that I can't list them all, but I can tell you that yours in on there. Thanks for sharing the hop and the giveaway.

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  27. I have enjoyed your books for a long time it's great that you are participating in this Blog Hop.

    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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  28. My Summers as a kid were not very exciting too. Thanks for sharing your memories and the giveaway!

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  29. Some of the books on my summer reading list are: Adrian's Marked by Midnight and Crave the Night; Andrews' Magic Breaks; Cole's Dark Skye; Frost's Up from the Grave; Gabaldon's Written in My Own Heart's Blood; Ione's Azagoth and Claimed by the Night; Ivy's Hunt the Darkness; Moning's Burned; Sparks' How to Seduce a Vampire Without Really Trying; and Wilson's The Winter King.

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  30. Thank you for being part of the Blog Hop! Redrabbitt (at) aol (dot) com

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  31. Congrats on your recent release, Nancy! It sounds like a great read!
    On my summer reading list is a ton of spicy historicals, paranormals, contemporary books. There are so many, that I can't possibly name them all. I love beach reading. :)
    Thank you for sharing your story and for the wonderful giveaway.

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  32. Congratulations on your new contemporary releases! I love your paranormals and have added your new books to my TBR list. Thanks for the great giveaway. Have a wonderful summer!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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