Come join us for our first party of the year for the fabulous Faith, Hope & Love online chapter of the RWA. Authors Brenda Taylor, Melanie Snitker, Tanya Stowe and Kelly Irvin will tell us about their awesome releases and their author life. Tonight - don't miss it!
Join the authors of Sweet Romance Reads today for a Valentine’s Party! There’ll be books, giveaways, and lots of fun. Grand prize is a $25 Amazon gift card!!! You won’t want to miss this event!
All giveaways will be open for 24 hours, with winners posted Saturday, February 10th at noon.
Be sure to join the Sweet Romance Reads FB Café before attending the party.
You must be a member of the café in order to post at the party. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRRCafe1/
My dear friend and talented author, Shanna Hatfield, has released the fifth book in her Rodeo Romance series today. Chasing Christmas is a sweet Western romance you won't want to miss!
Shanna is celebrating her new release with a bang. Be sure to read on for details about the Facebook party, enter for your chance to win a $50.00 Amazon gift card, and more!
He certainly didn't ask Santa for a bride. . .
Dragged into a crazy publicity stunt, one handsome cowboy has no idea how he ended up accidentally married.
Professional bull rider Chase Jarrett has the world on a string. The only blight in his idyllic existence is his nosy cousin’s nonstop nagging about his need for more publicity. Tired of listening to her suggestions, he gives her free rein when she hatches a plan to skyrocket his popularity. All he has to do is show up for a phony wedding in Las Vegas. Then Chase discovers the wedding was real, the surprise bride is beautiful, and his sponsors are demanding he remain married.
Shy and introverted, the last thing Jessie Pierce wants is to find herself in the spotlight. But thanks to a meddling so-called best friend, that’s exactly where she’s at. The promise of an all-expenses paid vacation to Las Vegas lures her on an adventure that ends with her unexpectedly married to a hunky bull rider who would draw her out of her shell if she’d let him.
A business proposal leaves the two of them committed to a year of marriage. How hard could it be to remain wed in name only?
Wrap yourself up in the joy of holidays and falling in love in this sweet, lighthearted romance from USA Today Bestselling author Shanna Hatfield.
Enter for a Chance to Win a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card
Enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card as part of the Cowboys and Christmas Celebration! Help kick start Shanna Hatfield's annual promotional campaign to raise funds and awareness for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund and get in on the fun. Winner announced Nov. 13. 2017.
4th Annual Cowboys and Christmas Facebook Party
Join in the 4th annual celebration to raise funds and awareness for the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund! Party includes a new release from USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield, giveaways, games, free books, guest authors and more!
I have the honor of being one of the guest authors at this amazing event. I can tell you from past experience that this is one Facebook party you won't want to miss!
Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund - YOU Can Help!
USA Today bestselling author Shanna Hatfield seeks to help rodeo athletes who need a hand up this holiday season with the fourth annual Cowboys and Christmas campaign.
November 1 through December 24, ten percent of the net proceeds from all Shanna Hatfield book sales will be donated to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. The JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable to work for an extended period.
Hatfield decided to donate to JCCF after writing a the first book in the Rodeo Romance sweet romance series that centers around rodeo athletes. Now in the fourth year, the Cowboys and Christmas campaign generates funds through book sales made during the holiday season and raises awareness about JCCF.
For more details about the campaign or Hatfield’s books, please visit her website.
The Hardman Holidays series is another great set of books by Shanna Hatfield. If you haven't read them yet, now's a great time. Grab the first book. The Christmas Bargain, for FREE through November 9th and then pick up the second book, The Christmas Token, for only $0.99!
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling Author Shanna Hatfield writes character-driven romances with relatable heroes and heroines. Her historical westerns have been described as “reminiscent of the era captured by Bonanza and The Virginian” while her contemporary works have been called “laugh-out-loud funny, and a little heart-pumping sexy without being explicit in any way.”
Convinced everyone deserves a happy ending, this hopeless romantic is out to make it happen one story at a time. When she isn’t writing or indulging in chocolate (dark and decadent, please), Shanna hangs out with her husband, lovingly known as Captain Cavedweller.
Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, Romance Writers of America, Sweet Romance Reads, Cowboy Kisses, and Pioneer Hearts.
Anyone remember the 70's Dating Game? That what we will be playing on Wednesday, October 18th using the heroes of the Fall Into Romance box set. Get ready to choose your next book boyfriend from Shanna Hatfield's Blayne Grundy, Raine English's Julian Barrett, Liwen Ho's Chase Lockheart, J.J. DiBenedetto's Lucas Chase, Melanie Snitker's Brent Todd, Jess Elliott's Mike Elders, Author Kit Morgan's Andy Cotton, Stacy Claflin's Shane Rockford, Tamie Dearen's Adam Walker, and Franky A. Brown's Josh Chadwick. Who will you choose in the dating game?
5-5:30: J.J. and Stacy
5:30-6: Tamie and Raine
6-6:30: Liwen and Jessica
6:30-7: Melanie and Shanna
7:-7:30: Franky and Kit
Be sure to stop by for fun and giveaways!
I would like to extend my thank you to Millie Swank and A Taste for Romance Book Club for hosting this fun event!
It's finally here! Fall Into Romance is now available. Pick up 10 novellas, complete with a happily-ever-after for the humans and their furry companions, for only $0.99!
Surround yourself in the romance of the autumn season with 10 heartwarming, sweet novellas from USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Each story takes you inside the heart of a small town-its people-and features adorable animal friends in need of a forever home.
Finding Forever in Romance by Melanie D. Snitker
Brent's hands are so full he doesn't realize his heart is empty. But how can he convince Nicole to trust him and give them all a chance at the forever family they deserve?
Lost in Romance by Stacy Claflin
Work is Alisyn’s life. Everything is perfect until the day her boss’s son comes to town and takes her breath away. Will she risk it all for love?
At Second Glance by Raine English
Can an ornery French bulldog help a mismatched couple find love?
Blown Into Romance by Shanna Hatfield
Free spirit Brooke Roberts blows into Romance like an autumn storm, unprepared to fall for the handsome rancher who gives her a reason to stay.
Wired for Romance by Franky A. Brown
Electrician Josh Chadwick can rewire his new client’s house, but he can’t do a thing about the electricity sparking between them.
Restoring Romance by Tamie Dearen
She’s a big city chef who likes cats. He’s a small town mayor who restores antiques. But even with feline allergies at play, true love is nothing to sneeze at.
Finding Dori by J.J. DiBenedetto
She’s a loud, pushy New Yorker who drives him crazy. He almost ran her over with his truck. Of course they’re perfect for each other…
Katie’s Chance for Romance by Jessica L. Elliott
Five years ago she pushed him out of her life, but she couldn't force him from her heart.
Chasing Romance by Liwen Y. Ho
When pop sensation Chase Lockhart wants more than a room at Izzy Sutton’s Bed and Breakfast, she must decide whether it’s worth opening up her heart to him, especially when he’s eleven years her junior.
Lessons in Romance by Kit Morgan
A rooster, a tortoise and love, oh my! Now if the humans could just figure out the love part, they might all live happily ever after.
Join Us for the Release Party!
Join the authors on October 5th from 2:30 until 6:15 p.m. EDT
for prizes, games, giveaways, and much more!
Party Schedule (Eastern Time):
2:30-2:50 p.m. - J.J. DiBenedetto - Author
2:50-3:10 p.m. - Susan Hatler
3:10-3:30 p.m. - Author Kit Morgan
3:30-3:50 p.m. - Raine English
3:50-4:10 p.m. - Shanna Hatfield
4:10-4:30 p.m. - Liwen Ho
4:30-4:50 p.m. - Stacy Claflin
4:50-5:10 p.m. - Author Franky A. Brown
5:10-5:30 p.m. - Jessica L. Elliott
5:30-5:50 p.m. - Tamie Dearen
5:50- 6:10 p.m. - Melanie D. Snitker, Author
I can't begin to tell you what a blessing it's been to work with the wonderful authors involved in the Fall Into Romance collection. I'm going to be chatting with one of these amazing people each week leading up to the release of Fall Into Romance. I hope you enjoy these interviews as much as I have!
Chatting with Tamie Dearen
I'm so glad you can be here, Tamie! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Restoring Romance. The characters and story were so much fun!
Melanie: Romance, Oregon is a beautiful place with a small-town atmosphere and big personalities. If you could visit Romance yourself, what one shop or person would you want to make sure was on your itinerary?
Tamie: Since I love antiques, I wouldn’t want to miss visiting Adam Walker’s antiques and restoration store, Good As Old. Adam is the mayor of Romance Oregon, but his passion is finding and restoring beauty to old and neglected pieces of furniture.
Melanie: Animals are a big part of the stories that make up our Fall Into Romance compilation. Tell us a little about the critters in your novella.
Tamie: In Restoring Romance, Ash, a transplant to Romance from New York City, adopts a large, ugly cat named Lucky, much to the chagrin of Adam, who happens to have a violent feline allergy. Adam, in turn, adopts a large dog—Kujo—with a bark that makes Lucky yowl in fear.
Melanie: Which of the characters in your story do you relate to the most? Why is that?
Tamie: I suppose I most relate to Donna Walker, who has a large dinner gathering at her house every Sunday night. My husband and I do the same thing every Thursday night, except that our gathering is made up of college and graduate students instead of family.
Melanie: What about writing your novella was the most challenging?
Tamie: This is the shortest romance I’ve ever written, so my biggest challenge was sticking to the word limit without skimping on the plot or character development. I had to cut a few scenes, but in the end, I gleaned the very best for this story.
Melanie: What state do you live in? What’s the weather like there in the fall?
Tamie: I live in Texas, where we don’t have much of a fall, but it’s a dream of mine to spend a year some place like Oregon, where I can truly experience all the seasons.
Melanie: Coffee, hot cocoa, or tea. Which do you prefer during the fall and winter?
Tamie: I love the smell of coffee, but not the taste. I’m a tea girl, all the way. I drink hot tea every single morning, summer or winter. However, my husband makes the best hot cocoa in the world, a special treat I save for evenings around the fire in the winter.
Melanie: There are a lot of wonderful pumpkin-flavored treats at the Fall Festival in Romance. Do you like pumpkin? If so, what’s your favorite pumpkin-flavored food?
Tamie: For a special treat at Thanksgiving, we sometimes have pumpkin soup, baked in the pumpkin shell. Simply cut off the top, scoop out the seeds, and fill the pumpkin with chicken broth. Then replace the lid and roast it in the oven. When serving, scoop out a bit of the pumpkin meat with the broth. It’s beautiful and yummy!
Melanie: When you go to a festival or fair, is there a particular type of food you look forward to getting that you don’t usually buy at any other time?
Tamie: My favorite “fair” food is probably roasted corn on the cob. The corn is cooked inside the husk, which is peeled down to make a handle. Then the cob is placed back on the fire to give the corn a little char. Served with butter and salt, it’s a mouth-watering treat.
Tamie Dearen has been married to her very romantic husband since 1982. They have two beautiful daughters, two amazing son-in-laws, and one awesome grandson. She plays piano, flute, harmonica, keyboards, and guitar, and loves composing and art. And she hates housework. A dentist in private practice for thirty years, Tamie stays busy playing on her church's praise team and teaching graduate students each week. In her spare time, she escapes the real world by writing books.
Tamie met her husband as a freshman in college when she acted out of character on a whim. One night in the library lobby, she spied a cute guy with his first name written on the back of his shirt. She called out his name. When he approached to talk to her, she pretended that she'd met him before, asking about his classes and how he liked college. To her surprise and delight, he also pretended that he knew her, but of course he didn't know her name. They continued this false relationship for two months. Each time they saw each other,an event which occurred three times per week at the cafeteria, he would pretend he knew her. Meanwhile, all of Tamie's friends were careful not to reveal her name to him. When he finally admitted his ignorance of her name, he was astonished to learn the truth. And the rest is history.
She’s a big city chef who likes cats. He’s a small town mayor who restores antiques. But even with feline allergies at play, true love is nothing to sneeze at.
When Ash Hendrix moves into her aunt’s historic home in Romance, Oregon, she’s ready to bring New York City style to the sleepy little town. But her dream of remodeling the old home into a stylish restaurant is cut short when the mayor interferes. Her opposite in every way, the infuriating Adam is the last man she could ever be attracted to. So why can’t she stop thinking about him?
Mayor Adam Walker can’t believe the cute blond he met at the festival is the woman who’s trying to destroy his family’s legacy. Initially intent on shutting down her plans, he’s shocked to find himself wanting to fulfill them, instead. But she doesn’t trust him. And why would she, with her traumatic past and his earlier antagonism?
Can these two opposites find happily-ever-after? Not without a little help from their friends and family… and a can of pink paint.
Fall Into Romance - Pre-Order for Only $0.99!
Restoring Romance by Tamie Dearen is one of ten sweet novellas in the Fall Into Romance collection.
Surround yourself in the romance of the autumn season with 10 heartwarming, sweet novellas from the USA Today, national bestselling, and award-winning authors. Each story takes you inside the heart of a small town-its people-and features adorable animal friends in need of a forever home. Take a trip to Romance, Oregon, where falling in love has never been easier and happily-ever-after is guaranteed!
Join the Party
Join us for the Fall Into Romance Release Party on October 5th from 2:30 until 6:00 p.m. EDT. We'll have a lot of fun, giveaways, prizes, and more! You won't want to miss it!
It's Party Time!
Join me on Thursday, August 10th, for author Shanna Hatfield's Release Party! Not only are we celebrating the release of her latest book, Home of Her Heart, but this is also Shanna's 50th title. Both are big reasons to throw a party!
There'll be prizes, guest authors, games, and much more. You won't want to miss it.
Guest Author Schedule
(All times are Pacific)
10:00 a.m. - Melanie D. Snitker
10:20 a.m. - Julie Lence
10:40 a.m. - Magdalena Scott
11:00 a.m. - Johnnie Alexander
11:20 a.m. - Cassie Hayes
11:40 a.m. - Ciara Knight
Noon - Kristin Holt
12:20 p.m. - Melinda Curtis
12:40 p.m. - Amelia C. Adams
Invite Your Friends!
Invite your friends and then comment on this post to be entered for a chance to win a $25.00 Amazon gift card!
Home of Her Heart by Shanna Hatfield
All he needed was a bride. . .
Who said anything about falling in love?
Orphaned at birth and a loner all his life, the last thing Sergeant Klayne Campbell needs is for feisty Delaney Danvers to entangle his thoughts. Bravely volunteering for a top-secret mission almost certain to get him killed, Klayne can’t bear the thought of dying utterly alone. All he wants is to face death knowing his life meant something to at least one person. Offering Delaney a marriage of convenience, he plans to leave behind a war bride as his beneficiary. After just one night as her husband, Klayne realizes he’ll do anything to survive and return to her.
The moment she met handsome Sergeant Campbell at a holiday party, Delaney’s whole world shifted off kilter. Full of fun with an unquenchable zest for life, she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. And what she wants is Klayne. When he prepares to join a hazardous mission, she seizes the opportunity to give him a reason to fight his way back home - to her heart.
A tender, sweet romance rich with history and enduring love, Home of Her Heart captures the era and emotions prevalent during America’s entry into World War II.
July 13th ~ 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT
Looking to add some new books to your summer reading list? Come and meet some awesome Christian indie authors and stock up your bookshelf. The party is on Facebook and you can attend in the comfort of your own home. We will have games, giveaways, and more!
Here are your party hosts
(all times are EDT):
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Kandi Wyatt
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. - Kate Willis
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Sharon D. Tweet & Margaret Skea
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Faith Blum & Amanda Tero
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Audrey Rich & Kellyn Roth
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - EJ McCay
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Melanie D. Snitker
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Julie Spencer & Liwen Ho
Faith, Hope & Love is a special interest chapter of Romance Writers of America. They provide support to authors (and aspiring authors) who write Christian fiction. Every month, they host a Facebook party where readers can chat with several authors.
This month, I'm excited to be one of those authors. I'll be joined by Theresa Lynn Hall and Anne Greene. I hope you'll come by and chat with us. You might even win one of our giveaways!
Faith, Hope & Love June Facebook Party
June 15th ~ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. EDT
Join us as we celebrate the release of my newest book, SOMEONE TO TRUST (Life Unexpected: Book 2). There will be three hours of fun including guest authors, games, giveaways, prizes, and more!
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. CDT
1:00 - Shanna Hatfield
1:30 - Author Franky A. Brown
2:00 - Crystal Walton, Author
2:30 - Melissa Storm - The Authors Storm
3:00 - Valerie Comer
3:30 - Kristin Holt, Sweet Victorian Western Romance
Only two more days until the release party for Someone to Trust! Invite your friends, post on this thread, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a $15.00 Amazon gift card!
Celebrate Mother's Day with the authors of Sweet Romance Reads. There'll be books, giveaways, and lots more. And you just might win one of three Amazon gift cards: $25, $10, $5.
Times are EDT
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Raine English, Kristin Holt, Milou Koenings, Julie Jarnagin
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Shanna Hatfield, Patricia Forsythe, Magdalena Scott, Rachelle Ayala
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Mona Risk, Josie Riviera, Christine Bush, Jean C. Gordon
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Melanie D. Snitker, Victoria Pinder, Lyn Cote, Mary Alford
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Margaret Daley, Cindy Flores Martinez, Grace Greene, Pat Simmons
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Denise Devine, Melinda Curtis, Ciara Knight, Roxanne Rustand, Liwen Y. Ho
All threads remain open for 24 hours.
Prize winners will be posted by noon on Saturday.
I would like to invite you to attend the 3rd Annual Petticoat Ball! Celebrate Shanna Hatfield's Pendleton Petticoats series and be there for the cover reveal of the next book.
There will be guest authors, games, prizes, giveaways, and a lot of fun!
Where: On Facebook
When: April 6, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PST
I've read almost all of Shanna's books, and this series is my absolute favorite! If you haven't read it yet, you should pick up Aundy, the first book in the series. Trust me, you'll be hooked!
You are cordially invited to join all of us at Sweet Romance Reads Valentine's Party. We can't wait to chat with you! There'll be books, giveaways, and lots of fun. And you just might win one of three Amazon gift cards: $25, $10, and $5.
Times are EST
2:00 - 3:00 pm: Raine English, Liwen Y. Ho, Milou Koenings, Cindy Flores Martinez
3:00 - 4:00 pm: Rachelle Ayala, Patricia Forsythe, Grace Greene, Magdalena Scott, Merrillee Whren
4:00 - 5:00 pm: Mary Alford, Christine Bush, Josie Riviera, Roxanne Rustand, Kristin Wallace
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Lyn Cote, Julie Jarnagin, Victoria Pinder, Mona Risk
6:00 - 7:00 pm: Shanna Hatfield, Kristin Holt, Pat Simmons, Melanie D. Snitker
7:00 - 8:00 pm: Melinda Curtis, Margaret Daley, Denise Devine, Jean C. Gordon, Ciara Knight
All threads will remain open for 24 hours. Prize winners will be posted by noon on Saturday.
Are you ready to join a fun group of contemporary inspirational romance authors for conversation, giveaways, and free books? You won't want to miss the Fall In Love Facebook Party on Monday, October 10, 2016.
Crystal Walton 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Melanie Snitker 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Jessica R. Patch 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Nicole Deese 8:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Melissa Tagg 8:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Tammy L. Gray 9:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Susan May Warren 9:30 - 10:00 p.m.
All times are EST
I'm personally giving away two books, an audio book,
and a $5.00 Amazon gift card as well.
So be sure to stop by
Monday, October 10, starting at 6:30 p.m. EST
We're looking forward to chatting with all of you!