Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Nutcracker Sweet 99cents @lcrandallwriter

Nutcracker Sweet 99 cents

A year after her sister’s death, Noël Hartley is haunted by memories of Christmas past. All around, life is going on, including all the happy celebrations of Christmas. Noël is having nothing of it, or the firefighter who failed to save her sister Regina from the deadly fire.

Firefighter Jonah Grant is going through the motions of working and living his life. The night he fought a fire in Regina Hartley’s house replays over and over, but always ends the same. He went into a fire to save her, but came out without her.

A wall of pain keeps Noël and Jonah apart and alone in their suffering, though in mid-size Cranberry Cove they're finding it challenging to avoid one another. But when a stalker puts Noël’s life in danger, Jonah has to find a way to prevent another tragedy and prove to her that their futures rely on facing the past.

Find Nutcracker Sweet on Amazon . Check out my Pinterest Nutcracker Sweet board. It's just fun!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Finding Mercy Pre-Order by @BonnieEdwards #GemsInAttic

Pre-order for only $1.99 

The first book in my brand new series will be available on Tuesday, December 12! Until that day, you'll be able to order the book for a special price of only $1.99.

The link above will take you to your favorite retail store including Amazon, iTunes, BN and Kobo.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Sometimes secondary characters deserve a book of their own by Jan Scarbrough

When I wrote the first book in the Montana McKennas series, I needed a character to welcome Brody home. Hank was born. He was a wrangler on the ranch. He had no last name. Turns out, he played the guitar and sang. That’s about the extent of what I knew about him.

Fast forward two more books to Liz. Hank was secretly in love with his employer, the widow Liz McKenna. Who knew? But poor Hank didn’t stand a chance when Chaz arrived from Hollywood.

Sometimes characters deserve their own story. Hank shouldn’t be left without a happily-ever-after ending. So, he gets his own book in 2018!

Before then, Hank needs a last name and a backstory. You will read the beginnings of his backstory in Home for the Holidays: a Christmas short story.

Missing the Montana McKennas?

Find out what happens on the ranch after Chaz and Liz’s marriage. Can Hank overcome a broken heart? Can Ashleigh survive the results of her bad judgement and make a home with her father’s new in-laws?

“They were all one big family, after all. Blended by kinship and friendship. And love.”

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


…From Hallmark movies.

Since I celebrated Halloween by getting a knee replacement, I’ve spent considerable time on the couch watching TV.  When I learned that a friend’s romance novel was made into a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, I had to watch it.  Though it was a departure from my usual LAW AND ORDER, or CRIMINAL MINDS reruns, or from 90 DAY FIANCE, a reality show that for some reason has me in its thrall, I found myself not only watching that movie, but all the ones that came after it. Then I moved on to Lifetime Movies and a channel called UP.

My sleep schedule is in chaos and I can’t really do anything that doesn’t involve the couch, so I watched many, many movies. I might have dozed off during some, and I’m sure I haven’t seen them all, but I did begin to notice a distinct and disturbing pattern.

Maybe it bothers me more because I’ve been thinking about how nice it would be to live in the city.  My husband and I went into Manhattan for our anniversary--spent the night and saw a show. When I mentioned how much fun it would be to live there, he questioned my mental health.

But, if I lived according to these aforementioned movies, it would be perfectly fine for me to live in the city because I’ve already met the love of my life.  These poor women on TV who have successful if stressful corporate jobs and nice apartments in whatever big city are missing out.

What they need to do is spend time in an obscure little country town, either trapped there by transportation problems or some sort of family obligation.  (For some odd reason, the people in these towns all go caroling.  I have never seen anyone caroling here in the suburbs. The whole town population—which isn’t a lot because these are really, really small towns—turns out for the lighting of the Christmas tree on the town square. There is also usually a wise but crusty elderly waitress, or innkeeper, or grandpa, or whatever.)

Once the women have been exposed to this laid-back lifestyle, they realize that the man they thought they loved is a stuffed shirt, too attracted to money and appearances.  Or his family will be horrendous snobs who scoff at any display of holiday spirit on the part of the heroine.  The man and/or his family will hate dogs, or be allergic to dogs, or both.

The woman will realize she has an unexplored but burning desire to do something besides corporate life, such as open a bakery or run a bead and breakfast.  And though she is conflicted, she will realize that the man she met in this small town is the perfect match for her.

Maybe I just missed the movie where the female corporate exec finds love in the big city with an equally successful but kind and loving man.  It has to be out there somewhere, doesn’t it?

Monday, December 4, 2017

Come touring with me...

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Launch for
The Happiness Pact
By Liz Flaherty

Note from the Author

Thank you so much for joining me on the tour for THE HAPPINESS PACT. I am embarrassingly excited about and proud of this book. 

Born twenty-seven minutes apart in the same hospital, Tucker and Libby are each other’s first roommates and lifelong best friends. At their thirty-fourth birthday party, Tucker admits that it’s time—he’s ready to settle down with a wife, some kids, and a four-bedroom, two-bath house. Libby’s a little horrified by that, since her wish is for adventure without encumbrance. They decide to devote six months to helping each other fulfill their dreams, and THE HAPPINESS PACT is born.


The Happiness Pact
by Liz Flaherty
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
December 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The fine line between BFF and happily-ever-after…

Tucker Llewellyn and Libby Worth—strictly platonic!—realize they’re each at a crossroads. Tucker is successful, but he wants a wife and kids: the whole package. Libby knows that small-town life has her set in her ways; the tearoom owner needs to get out more.

So they form a pact: Libby will play matchmaker and Tucker will lead her on the adventure she desperately needs. But the electricity Libby feels when they shake on it should be a warning sign. Soon the matchmaking mishaps pile up, and a personal crisis tests Libby’s limits. Will Tucker be there for her as a best friend…or something more?

Liz Flaherty was a little nervous about retiring from her day job, but making quilts, more family time, traveling at the mere mention of “why don’t we go...” and becoming a Harlequin Heartwarming author have made the past years more fun and exciting than she could ever have imagined.


Tour Giveaway

5 winners will receive a signed copy of EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE and a Christmas stocking
US only
Ends December 13th

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