Friday, November 2, 2018

NEW: Month, Books, Giveaway by @JoanReeves #GemsInAttic

October came. October went. I barely noticed because I was inundated with family crises and spent most of the month out of the office.

My dear sister-in-law who spent most of September hospitalized is home and improving so I'm back in the office.

Now it's November, and the great race is on. That's how I always think of the weeks from Thanksgiving to New Year's. There's so much to do and not enough time to do it all whether I'm talking about personal stuff like cleaning, cooking, Christmas shopping, etc. or finishing up writing projects, promoting holiday releases, and updating the accounting and clerical stuff that's never completely up to date.

Thrilled To Be Back in the Office

In the meantime, I mostly missed the excitement of our Love, Christmas 2: Holiday Movies collection hitting the USA Today Bestseller list.

Love, Christmas 2: Holiday Movies now has 88 reviews averaging 4.8 stars.

My book in the holiday collection is Brianna's Season for Miracles.

A Reviewer said this about Brianna's Season for Miracles:

"...this one happens to include one of my favorite authors Joan Reeves. Just finished Ms. Reeves contribution: Brianna’s Season For Miracles. It’s a charming, inspiring story.

"Brianna Walker is a beautiful, intelligent woman whose confidence has been crushed by a childhood stigma. She was let down, not only by the system but her wealthy parents as well, and she spent her youth living down to everyone else’s expectations. She’s managed to turn her life around, but the past comes calling. It’s the holidays, and her widower father wants her to come to the family ranch in West Texas. Her return home after years of estrangement is not what she expected, however. Things have changed, and the addition of sexy house guest Daniel Kelly is disconcerting if intriguing. Daniel is a published author, there ostensibly to do research and write. Yet his presence is not all it seems.

"As I was reading two things struck me. Small town West Texas is an iconic Christmas setting, a bit like stepping into another more tranquil, pastoral time. Snow drifts and horse drawn sleighs and hot chocolate chip cookies from the oven. My favorites. The other was-at least for me-the theme of the story, the all-too-common angst that exists in families and how it’s highlighted during the holidays. Who hasn’t had to deal with that? The romance is front and center, of course, but there’s healing going on, forgiveness. I Love multi-layered stories, not always easy to do in a novelette’s shorter format, but Ms. Reeves delivers in spades."

Love, Christmas 2: Holiday Movies is only 99cents so if you haven't grabbed this bargain of 26 all-new holiday romances, don't wait. Get it today for the weekend.

Breaking News

The latest news is the publication of Sweet and Sassy Suspense: Deceptions and Romance on October 31--yesterday! (The year seems to be passing at warp speed.)

Seven sweet and sassy suspense novels from NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors to keep you on the edge of your seat!

Suspense, intrigue, crime, secrets, deception, and lies--even some sassy, sexy humor too! That's what Sweet and Sassy Suspense: Deceptions and Romance is, and each story has a strong heroine yearning to find love with her heroes.

This collection is only 99cents to buy and keep forever, or read for free if you're a Kindle Unlimited subscriber.

My contribution to Sweet and Sassy Suspense: Deceptions and Romance is The Trouble With Love.

Southern Yankee Book Review said this about The Trouble With Love:

"HOT, HOT, HOT, with a side of funny! I enjoyed this book for quite a few reasons. First, I loved the characters and how there were multiple relationships showcased. Susannah and her mother Rory both have issues when it comes to love and they may both be wrong. Then there is that little almost one night stand Susannah had with the man standing in the little town's police station, where she just happens to work. Hogan is a hot as can be 'consultant' or is he? There is heat, passion, forgiveness, trust issues, and lots of fun."

BIG Giveaway

What's your biggest challenge from Thanksgiving to New Year's?

(1) Leave your answer along with your email address written out, NOT as a hot link, in comments to be entered in a random draw for one of the writing journals shown at left.

(2) I'll be giving away these 3 journals during the month of November along with other gifts to be announced through my various blog posts as the month progresses.

(3) Winners will be chosen by random draw from all those who leave comments on my blog posts. Increase your chances by leaving a comment in answer to the posted question on any of the blog posts I publish this month.

I'm blogging here today. My other blog dates are:

AuthorsBillboard on Nov. 6
Smart Girls Read Romance on Nov. 16.

You can also catch my blog posts every day on my own blog SlingWords.
(4) Winners from U. S. eligible for the prizes shown. Winners from outside the U. S. will receive ebooks instead.

(5) Drawings will be held on Black Friday, November 23.

(6) Winners will be contacted by email no later than Nov. 28.

So leave me an answer to my question: What's your biggest challenge from Thanksgiving to New Year's?


Joan ReevesKeeping Romance Alive…One Sexy Book at a Time—is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance. All of her stories have the same premise: “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.”

Joan lives her happily-ever-after with her hero, her husband. They divide their time between a book-cluttered home in Houston and a quiet house at the foot of the Texas Hill Country where they sit on the porch at night, look up at the star-studded sky, and listen to the coyotes howl.

Visit Joan online at any of these locations: Amazon Author Page * BookBub Author Page * Facebook Fan Page * Twitter * YouTube * Joan's Website.

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  1. "The race is on" is a perfect way of putting it! My biggest challenge is trying to fit 38 hours into a day. :-)

    1. OMG! You're so right. That seems to apply to every woman author I know.

  2. Congrats on your boxed set's success.


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