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Valentine-themed novella on sale

My Cupcake, My Love, which took first place in the Romance Novella category of the 2014 HOLT Medallion contest, is on sale through Valentine’s Day on Amazon. Priced at only 99 cents, this represents a savings of $2.00. Following is a brief outline of the story.

cupcake-web-copyBriana Galen is perfectly content operating her bakery in her hometown of Cedar Hollow, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains. She’s content, that is, until famous novelist Devin Morris moves back to town with his six-year-old daughter. Devin seems determined to think the worst of Bri, even accusing her of canceling her cupcake decorating class for children just to spite him.

Devin’s move back to the mountains from New York City was designed to comfort his daughter Kaitlin, whose mother deserted her to move to Europe with her lover. The last thing Devin wants is to become involved with another self-centered female, and Briana Galen appears to be just that. But if she thinks he’ll let her cancel that cupcake decorating class just because she’s busy, she’s got another think coming.

At the same time, who could have guessed that his volunteering to supply Valentine-themed cupcake decorations for Bri’s class would leave him with his own heart pierced by Cupid’s arrow? Now he can only hope that Cupid has Bri in his sights too.

So if you’re looking for a fun read that’s priced right, click the following link to get your copy: My Cupcake, My Love

Thanks, HOLT Medallion readers!

Sometimes success sneaks up and blindsides you when you least expect it. That happened to me recently when I received a phone call telling me two of my books had placed first in their categories in the 2014 HOLT Medallion contest. The HOLT is sponsored by the Virginia Romance Writers, a chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Other winners and finalists can be viewed on this link: http://www.virginiaromancewriters.com/Contests/holtwinners.html

The really exciting feature of the HOLT, for me at least, is that it is judged by readers—some 250 across the nation. I’ve entered the HOLT in the past and some of my books have been named Award of Merit winners, meaning they ranked in the top five or six. But I knew the competition was stiff, and I didn’t really expect to come in first, especially for two books in the same year.

forgotten christmas web copy 3So which of my books won? (Only books published in 2013 were eligible to be entered in the 2014 contest.) One of my Barbourville series, The Forgotten Christmas Tree, won in the short contemporary category. I am delighted to know that readers enjoyed this story of a woman down on her luck who travels to Barbourville as a last resort. With her sister’s young son in tow, she is desperate to find some way to provide him with a Christmas tree, something she forgot the year before. I thoroughly enjoyed writing about this young woman’s struggles and successes, and I’m glad to know that readers enjoyed the story too.

cupcake-web-copyMy second winning book also centers around a holiday, Valentine’s Day. My Cupcake, My Love—which placed first in the romance novella category—is set in a fictional mountain town near the Great Smoky Mountains. The heroine owns a bakery and with Valentine’s Day coming soon, she’s busy working on goodies appropriate for the holiday. Her routine is interrupted by a former classmate, a successful novelist, who has recently returned to the area with his six-year-old daughter. The two clash over cupcakes, and it’s all Cupid can do to get them together by Valentine’s Day. 🙂

There’s nothing more rewarding to writers than to know that readers enjoy their work, and my most sincere congratulations go to all the winners and finalists in this year’s contest.

And special thanks go to the many readers who took their time to read and judge the entries in the 2014 HOLT Medallion. This contest would not be possible without you! Thank you so much!

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Here’s wishing everyone a happy Valentine’s Day! May you always love and be loved in return!

A gentle reminder: Both Falling for Dallas and My Cupcake, My Love are scheduled to go back to their regular price tomorrow, from 99 cents to $2.99. Be sure to get them at the sale price if you haven’t already downloaded them.

To buy Falling for Dallas, click here: Falling for Dallas

To buy My Cupcake, My Love, click here: My Cupcake, My Love

Sale: My Valentine-themed book just 99 cents

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I’m reducing the price of My Cupcake, My Love from $2.99 to just 99 cents until February 15.

As you might surmise from the title, My Cupcake, My Love deals with baked goods and a budding romance. Following is a brief synopsis of the book, which you can get for 99 cents on Amazon by clicking on the following link: My Cupcake, My Love

Briana Galen is perfectly content operating her bakery in her hometown of Cedar Hollow, Tennessee, until famous novelist Devin Morris moves back to town with his six-year-old daughter. Devin seems determined to think the worst of Bri, even accusing her of canceling her cupcake decorating class for children just to spite him.

Twitter copyDevin’s move back to the mountains from New York City was designed to comfort his daughter Kaitlin, whose mother deserted her to relocate to Europe with her lover. The last thing Devin wants is to become involved with another self-centered female, and Briana Galen appears to be just that. But if she thinks he’ll let her cancel that cupcake decorating class, she’s got another think coming.

At the same time, who would have guessed that his volunteering to supply Valentine-themed cupcake decorations for Bri’s class would leave him with his own heart pierced by Cupid’s arrow? Now he can only hope that Cupid has Bri in his sights too.

And it’s not too early to look for something for your own Valentine. I’ve been intrigued by some of the offerings in Amazon’s current promotion, which can be found here: Shop Amazon – Top Valentine’s Day Gifts

Holiday books: What’s your preference?

I’ve noticed that readers, including me, enjoy books with a Christmas theme. Sales of these books increase dramatically in December, but they’re also popular throughout the year.

But what about other holidays? Do you enjoy books with a spooky theme around Halloween? Or a love story around Valentine’s Day?

cupcake-web-copyBecause I enjoy Valentine’s Day, I wrote a book entitled My Cupcake, My Love that is a love story with a Valentine’s Day setting. Since February 14 is just a couple of weeks away, I’m planning to reduce the price next week of My Cupcake, My Love from $2.99 to just 99 cents and leave it on sale until February 15.

So if you enjoy holiday-themed books, watch for the sale on My Cupcake, My Love. I’ll announce it here.

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99-cent book sale extended through May 5

I’m pleased to announce that the 99-cent Book Lovers Buffet sale has been so popular that it’s been extended through the weekend. If you like to try new authors without investing a lot of money, this is an excellent opportunity. Books are available in various categories, including historical, fantasy/SF/time travel, erotic, young adult, paranormal, inspirational, mystery/suspense, and contemporary.

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Two of my contemporary novels, Prognosis for Happiness, and My Cupcake, My Love, are on sale for only 99 cents. Both are set in Tennessee and are sweet (traditional) romances. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll give them a try.

But remember, the sale ends Sunday, May 5. Don’t miss out.

Books on sale for 99 cents May 1-May 3! Don’t miss out.

Great news! For the first three days of May, dozens of ebooks will be on sale for 99 cents each. You can check out the offerings by going to the website of the Book Lovers’ Buffet. Once there, you’ll see covers and very short blurbs, plus links to the sites where you can purchase the ebooks that interest you. It’s a great time to download books for your spring and summer reading.

I’m happy to say that I have two books on sale in the Contemporary category of the buffet: Prognosis for Happiness and My Cupcake, My Love. Both are reduced to just 99 cents for this three-day event. You’ll find them on Amazon under my name.

bouquet-sale-button[4]And if you’re a Young Adult reader (or just young at heart), try Juli Alexander’s two YAs. I’ve read them and highly recommend them: Investigating the Hottie and Stirring Up Trouble.

The Buffet’s “Bouquet of Books” sale will be open May 1-3 with more than 175 ebooks, all reduced in price to just 99 cents. Save in categories such as Young Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense, Erotic Romance, and more!

PLUS, visit the website to win gift cards to your choice of online retailers. $400 in gift cards up for grabs!

Titles from popular authors such as:
· Carolynn Carey
· Juli Alexander
· Gemma Halliday
· Angie Fox
· Jenna Bennett
· Amanda Brice
· Jennette Marie Powell
· Clover Autrey
· Carly Carson
· E. Ayers
· Genevieve Jourdin
· CJ Lyons
· Renee Pace
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