Tag Archives: Love Inspired

The Bachelor’s Sweetheart with Jean C. Gordon

Falling for the Bachelor 

9780373719723Tessa Hamilton never imagined the hardest part of having her best friend help renovate her small-town movie theater would be keeping her heart safe. She can’t fall for a man who has no interest in a serious relationship with any woman…and who doesn’t know the secret she hides. Besides, Josh Donnelly is too eager to leave Paradox Lake—especially when his estranged father returns. Tessa struggles with the turmoil, but as she falls deeper for the bachelor, she knows she must be honest if there’s any chance for them. But will telling Josh put everything at risk—including their friendship?

Jeanne Gordon-1411-LR-ColorFor Amazon Bestselling inspirational and sweet romance author Jean C. Gordon, writing is a natural extension of her love of reading. From that day in first grade when she realized t-h-e was the word “the,” she’s been reading everything she can put her hands on. She and her college-sweetheart husband tried the city life in Los Angeles, but quickly returned home to their native small-town Upstate New York, where she sets her books.

A founding member of the Capital Region Romance Writers (Albany, NY), Jean currently serves as membership chair. She’s also a member of the Romance Writers of America and its Faith, Hope and Love Chapter, the American Christian Fiction Writers, and Novelists, Inc.

The Bachelor’s Sweetheart, book three of her Love Inspired series, THE DONNELLY BROTHERS: Hometown boys make good . . . and find love releases in August. Jean is currently working on a new series for Harlequin Love Inspired. Her other published books include:

Links:

Harlequin: http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html;jsessionid=836123AB9A3E36CE125008A01806764E?iid=65538

Amazon: http://amzn.to/28S84vf

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bachelors-sweetheart-jean-c-gordon/1123273491

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-bachelors-sweetheart/id1076221808?mt=11

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#NewRelease The Firefighter Daddy by Margaret Daley

The Firefighter Daddy
Firefighter Liam McGregory is used to staring down fivealarm fires—but becoming a father to his two little nieces has him sending out a call for help. When the girls return a lost pup to its beautiful owner, Liam thinks widow Sarah Blackburn is just the person he needs—or who the children need. He’s promised to never marry again. ‘ Sarah takes his deal: she’ll watch his kids and he’ll watch her menagerie of pets—but the new father is off-limits. But two determined little matchmakers can be hard to resist when they need a mom to make one big happy family…
Buy links:
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1-Margaret Daley photo small-jpgMargaret Daley, a USA Today’s Bestselling author of over ninety-five books (five million plus sold worldwide), has been married for over forty years and is a firm believer in romance and love. When she isn’t traveling, she’s writing love stories, often with a suspense thread and corralling her three cats that think they rule her household. To find out more about Margaret visit her website athttp://www.margaretdaley.com.

Author Spotlight with Gail Gaymer Martin and A Husband for Christmas

I’m thrilled to be featuring Gail Gaymer Martin on my blog. I’ve been a fan of Gail’s since before I was a writer. I love her stories!

Gail - from wedding balconyMulti-award-winning novelist, Gail Gaymer Martin is the author of Christian contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction with 58 contracted novels and four million books in sold. CBS local news listed Gail as one of the four best writers in the Detroit area. Her books have received numerous awards, including: ACFW Carol Award, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice, Booksellers Best, National Readers Choice, Holt Medallion, Award of Excellence. Gail is a cofounder and member of American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Speakers and Writers, and Christian Authors Network. She is a keynote speaker at churches, civic and business organizations and presents workshops at conferences across the country. Gail is a lifetime resident of Michigan.
Website: www.gailgaymermartin.com.

A Husband For Christmas - HDSpending her holidays in picturesque Lilac Circle, Michigan, is the perfect place for Nina Jerome to start anew. She’s determined to put her painful divorce in the past and focus on the future. She hadn’t planned on being distracted by her sweet neighbor, Doug Billings. The successful businessman and temporary dad is clueless when it comes to taking care of his little niece. Getting help from Nina is the perfect setup—but something about the pretty new nanny makes him think about the unthinkable: having a wife and a family of his own. Can he convince Nina that she’s worthy of a second chance at love—just in time for Christmas?

A Daughter’s Redemption

A Daughter's Redemption CoverA Daughter’s Redemption by Georgiana Daniels is a Love Inspired contemporary romance. This book releases December 18th, but I was given a complementary early review copy.

The story held my attention and the characters were well written.

From the back cover:

Inheriting her estranged father’s property isn’t the reason Robyn Warner wanted to come back to Pine Hollow. She thought she’d make amends with her father—but his sudden death made that impossible. And when she learns the identity of the handyman fixing the run-down cabins, Robyn is ready to flee Pine Hollow again. Caleb Sloane, the cop responsible for her father’s accident, just wants to uphold his promise and then return to the force. But he can’t seem to walk away. After all, he understands about guilt and regret. And he’ll do everything he can to help Robyn find healing, happiness and—just maybe—a lifetime of love.

Author Bio:

Georgiana Daniels resides in the beautiful mountains of Arizona with her super-generous husband, and three talented daughters. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, and now has the privilege of homeschooling by day and wrestling with the keyboard by night. She enjoys sharing God’s love through fiction, and is exceedingly thankful for her own happily ever after. She regularly blogs at http://georgianad.blogspot.com and loves for new friends to stop by and visit!

Just a reminder, this will be my final post until January. Merry Christmas Everyone and happy reading!

Dead Wrong Interview with Susan Sleeman

I’m so excited to have Susan back to tell about her new release Dead Wrong, I am a big fan of Susan’s and must say I loved this book! So without further adieu I give you my interview with Susan Sleeman.

Please give us short summaries of the two books in this series.

My November release, Dead Wrong is the second book in my Justice Agency series. This is a five book series about five siblings with a law enforcement background who now work together in a private investigations agency to help people who traditional law enforcement can’t help.

Dead Wrong features Kat Justice a former Portland police officer. When her client and old college friend is murdered, Kat knows the killer will come for her next. Her survival depends on finding her unknown enemy first…and working with homicide detective Mitch Elliot, her onetime crush. It takes all her professional skills to ignore the sparks between them, but Kat can’t allow the handsome cop to get close. She’s seen too many people she loves die, so she vows just to do her job without getting emotionally involved. Yet keeping her distance may not be the best way to protect her heart—or their lives.

Double Exposure featuring the oldest sibling, Ethan Justice released in June, and I’m thrilled to give away copies of that book today. In this book, photographer Jennie Buchanan unknowingly captures a drug-cartel meeting on film and now she has become a killer’s next target. Even worse, her only protection from the danger that threatens her life is the man who threatens her heart. Dodging bullets almost seems safer than facing the feelings stirred up by seeing former FBI agent and ex-boyfriend Ethan Justice again. Ethan vows to safeguard Jennie from the deadly men on her trail. And for a second chance at Jennie’s love, he’s willing to risk anything to expose the truth—about the drug smugglers, the past and the future together he still wants.

What is the take away from Dead Wrong either spiritual or otherwise?

Dead Wrong is all about worry so I chose the verse, Matt 6: 27 – Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Kat Justice struggles with worry. Her worry stems from losing family members and worrying about losing another loved one. She has to learn that worrying is a sin. That it’s telling God she doesn’t trust Him to work things out in His way.

What inspired this story?

As often happens with my plots, I came upon the germ of an idea for Dead Wrong’s plot while reading news stories on the Internet. The article that sparked the idea talked about people who keep cell phone accounts active for loved ones who had died so they can call the loved one’s voicemail to hear their voice. As usual, my mind took a weird twist and I asked the question, what if when the grieving loved one called the phone number someone answered the phone? In Dead Wrong, Kat’s friend does just that. Mourning the loss of her brother who committed suicide, she calls the voice mail and a man answers. She knows it’s not her brother on the end of the line, but she’s long thought her brother wouldn’t end his own life, and she’s now certain that the man who answered the phone is her brother’s killer. She hires the Justice Agency to find the man who possesses her brother’s phone.

What are you currently reading and besides this book is there one you recommend? 🙂

I’m currently reading my good friend Elizabeth Ludwig’s romantic suspense book. No Safe Harbor is her first romantic suspense book and it’s wonderful. Though I’m not a big reader of historical novels, hers captured me from page one and I’m not wanting it to end. I just finished reading The Stars Shine Bright by Sibella Giroello. This is one of her Raleigh Harmon novels. I recommend her books for many reasons, but I especially love her prose and her unique look at even the most mundane things in life. She writes beautifully, has created a unique character in Raleigh, and the suspense keeps me turning the pages.

For those aspiring writers who may be reading this interview, do you have one tidbit of advice to offer?

Since you just asked about books I read, I’d like to suggest that aspiring writers who are aiming for publication, read books in their chosen genre. Not just a book here or there, but voraciously devour novels by authors currently being published. This will not only give you a flavor for what publishers are looking for, but it will also help you learn the craft of writing. You can study the books to see what works for you as a reader and also what doesn’t work. This can help you develop your own writing style. And if you are targeting a specific publisher, like Love Inspired Suspense, reading the books can give you a feel for the pacing and style of the books.

Thanks, Susan.

Susan has graciously offered to give away three copies of Double Exposure If you would like to be entered for a chance  to win a copy be sure to leave a comment for Susan and include the answer to the following question. Susan would like to know what your favorite genre of fiction is and why you like reading it. You must answer her question for your comment to be entered into the drawing. The drawing will take place Monday November 19, 2012. I will contact you by email to let you know if your name is drawn.

This drawing is only open addresses in the USA. Void where prohibited.

SUSAN SLEEMAN is a best-selling author of inspirational romantic suspense and mystery novels. Her first romantic suspense title, High-Stakes Inheritance earned a spot on the ECPA bestseller list and her Garden Gate Mystery series, which features Nipped in the Bud, and Read Between the Tines has enjoyed time on Amazon bestseller lists as well. And The Christmas Witness was named a finalist in the 2011 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. In addition to writing, Susan hosts the popular internet website TheSuspenseZone.com.

She currently lives in Florida, but has had the pleasure of living in nine states. Her husband is a church music director and they have two beautiful daughters, a very special son-in-law, and an adorable grandson. To learn more about Susan stop by any of these locations on the web.

To learn more about Susan stop by any of these locations on the web.

Website           www.SusanSleeman.com

Facebook        http://www.Facebook.com/SusanSleeemanBooks

Twitter            http://www.Twitter.com/SusanSleeman

Review Site     http://www.TheSuspenseZone.com

His Holiday Family

Contemporary romance, His Holiday Family by Margaret Daley made me want to turn the page.

I was planning to save all my Christmas reviews for November and December, but I’m reading a super long book right now and have yet to finish, so I’ll start in on my Christmas book reviews I already had ready to go. 🙂

The story opens at the scene of an apartment fire where Nurse Kathleen Hart fears her cousin and young sons are inside. She tells Firefighter Gideon O’Brien her family is still inside and his captain sends him in to rescue them. Not long after Kathleen’s family shows up at the scene and she realizes she sent him into a raging fire for no reason. Then the unthinkable happens. Guilt ridden, Kathleen goes to the hospital to check on the fireman and discovers he’s her mother’s neighbor.

You’ll have to read the book to find out what happens, but suffice it to say it’s a great romance.

As I was reading I felt sorry for Kathleen because disaster after disaster plagued her and her sons. This type of thing often annoys me as a reader, but Margaret pulled it off. His Holiday Family, although not you’re typical feel good Christmas story, put a smile on my face. To learn more about this book and others by Margaret you may visit her web site at http://www.margaretdaley.com/all-books/

Double Exposure

Double Exposure,Susan Sleeman’s latest installment in The Justice Agency series is romantic suspense perfection.

Photographer Jennie Buchanan’s life is in danger thanks to a picture she took that inadvertently caught a drug-cartel in the background. The Justice siblings work together to protect Jennie and to figure out who the threat is.

Ethan Justice had his heart broken by Jennie years ago and doesn’t want to go there again, but while protecting her he realizes what she was really running from and it wasn’t him.

I can’t express how much I enjoyed Double Exposure. Susan has a real talent for writing romantic suspense! To learn more about this book and others by Susan Sleeman you may visit her web sight at http://www.susansleeman.com

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