December 23 2017

Author Laura L. Walker – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 12

Laura L. Walker grew up in a large family in the beautiful Gila Valley of southern Arizona. From the time Laura was young, she spent hours drawing characters on paper and fantasizing about their adventures. Life became more serious, however, when Laura met her own hero and they eventually became
the parents of six children. In between spurts of grocery shopping, sewing costumes or quilts, transporting kids to practices, and making dinner, Laura still enjoys putting her imagination to good use. She is the author of four contemporary romances.

 

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1890 Nebraska
 
For schoolmarm Amanda Cordell, Christmas Eve means getting through the special program she and her pupils have put together for the townsfolk in Langdon. And even though she has vowed to not set eyes on handsome Calvin Hunsaker, it becomes inevitable when his incorrigible son needs her help. Everyone knows how bitter Calvin is over his wife’s sudden death, and somehow Amanda senses that he sees her the same way, as the spineless, helpless socialite she used to be.
Calvin Hunsaker is determined to ignore the feeling of attraction stirring inside him for the new schoolmarm, even if she is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. But she’s here to pick up the pieces after her brother and sister-in-law’s untimely deaths and raise their two youngsters, not bedazzle him with the same charms his first wife possessed. Better to bundle up and head out of this one-room schoolhouse the second the program’s ends.
But a winter storm and two mischievous boys have other plans, and Amanda and Calvin’s plans to avoid each other go awry when Calvin is stranded at Amanda’s house over the Christmas holiday. Will there be joy and thanksgiving in their future or will the winter blues descend on them once again?”

 

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Top Ten List: 
  1. My husband
  2. My children
  3. Red roses
  4. Romance stories
  5. Chocolate chip cookies
  6. Soft music
  7. Writing
  8. Mountains
  9. Swimming
  10. Christmas
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December 22 2017

Author Cindy Roland Anderson – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 11

Cindy Roland Anderson is an Amazon best selling author who
writes clean, contemporary romance with a combination of humor, romantic tension and some pretty great kissing scenes. She and her husband live in northern Utah, and are parents to five children, and grandparents to six adorable grandchildren. She is a registered nurse and has worked in the NICU as well as the newborn nursery. She loves to read, almost as much as she loves writing. And she loves chocolate…probably a little too much.
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Lucy Phillips doesn’t want to spend her Christmas vacation dodging her ex-boyfriend, so when he turns up at the airport to give her a ride home, Lucy panics and asks a complete stranger to kiss her. Although the kiss is incredible, Lucy never expects to see the guy again. 
 
Is it bad luck or destiny when Lucy comes down with a sore throat and the new doctor in Snow Valley is none other than Cole Taggart, the guy she kissed at the airport?
 
*NOTE TO READER: THIS IS A REVISED EDITION WITH A BONUS EPILOGUE.

 

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Top Ten List: 
  1.      Chocolate covered cinnamon bears
  2.          Sunsets
  3.         Writing
  4.      Reading
  5.      Autumn season
  6.      Shopping at Bath & Body Works
  7.      Clean sheets fresh out of the dryer
  8.      Hallmark Christmas movies
  9.      Camping with my family
  10.      My grandchildren
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December 21 2017

Author Tamara Passey – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 10 @TamaraPassey

Tamara Passey was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her writing. She was named Arizona Young Mother of the Year in 2013 and contributes marriage and family articles to FamilyShare.com. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking or cross-stitching or walking–though not all at the same time. She lives with her husband and three children in Arizona. Other titles by Tamara include The Christmas Tree Keeper: A Novel, and Mothering through the Whirlwind, a short memoir.
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Four seasons. That’s how long Angela Donovan hoped to know Mark Shafer before they married. But less than a year later, she still fears that she’s repeating the mistake of a failed relationship. 
 
As Christmas approaches, she senses Mark’s plans for a proposal, and wonders if she can learn to trust again. Mark has learned all there is to know about the Shafer miracle trees—or so he thinks. 
 
Papa reveals secrets about the trees’ matchmaking power just as a highway expansion threatens to destroy the family legacy. Mark is determined to save the farm, and the promise of love stirring in the branches of the Shafer miracle trees. Heartwarming and engaging, 
The Tree Keeper’s Promise captures the warmth and wonder of the holiday season.
Q & A with the Author
Describe yourself in 50 words or less
I can write a novel, but ask me to describe myself, and I get writer’s block. I’ve lived as many years in the southwest as I have in the northeast. Both places are dear to me. Also, I love to be creative for the joy it brings.  
What do you love most in the world? 
My family.
What do you fear most? 
Scorpions.
What is your largest unfulfilled dream, and what are you doing to reach it?
Finishing my degree. What am I doing to reach it? Deciding my major.
What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done? 
Motherhood (and still doing it).
Now that we’ve gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it’s yours. What’s your story?
Once upon a time there was a little girl who wanted to write books so she could share stories with her friends. But every time she would visit the library, or read a great book, she would get the idea that she wasn’t smart enough to write her own. Until she was grown and became a mom and was taking care of her daughter who had been sick for several days—during a sleepless night, she had an idea—miracle Christmas trees. She was so excited about the story, she didn’t stop to doubt herself. And The Christmas Tree Keeper was born!
 
 
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December 20 2017

Author Tamara Passey – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 9 @TamaraPassey

Tamara Passey was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her writing. She was named Arizona Young Mother of the Year in 2013 and contributes marriage and family articles to FamilyShare.com. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking or cross-stitching or walking–though not all at the same time. She lives with her husband and three children in Arizona. Other titles by Tamara include The Christmas Tree Keeper: A Novel, and Mothering through the Whirlwind, a short memoir.
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Though Angela Donovan is out of work and needs money for rent, she yearns for her eight-year-old daughter to have a carefree holiday.
The last thing she wants is the pressure of her daughter expecting a miracle.
But when they pick out a Christmas tree at a cozy Massachusetts tree farm that’s exactly what happens when they learn the trees might be miracle trees.
Mark Shafer is soon to be the new keeper of the Christmas trees when he inherits the family farm. He’d like to run it with a family of his own, but his girlfriend wants nothing to do with farm life. He makes plans to sell so he can propose to his girlfriend and pursue a career in music. Then he meets an unforgettable customer and her daughter, and an  anonymous gift compels them to learn the truth about the trees.

With a buyer willing to pay top dollar for the land, Mark has the fate of the trees in his hand. Will he be able to see what and who is most important? And will Angela give the miracle of love a chance?”
Top Ten List: 
  1. Born in Stoughton–Massachusetts, pronounced Stow-ten, basically not like it looks.
  2. Grew up in Brockton, Massachusetts, home of Rocky Marciano, the boxer. Other than our hometown, he and I don’t have anything else in common. I’m a writer, not a fighter.
  3. I took sailing lessons on the Charles River one summer.
  4. I loved riding my bike, exploring streams, and playing at the park near my house.
  5. I learned to bake bread when I was 36 and found out I’m pretty good at it.
  6. I worked as janitor in college, my hours were 3 to 6 in the morning. I learned how much goes on in the world while most people are sleeping. And the importance of warm socks.
  7. In 2013, I was named Arizona Young Mother of the Year. I attended a convention in NYC and had to give a speech. I was very humbled and also terrified, I burned my forehead with my curling iron and have the scar to help me remember the lovely honor.
  8. I cross-stitch. I think it’s a lost art.
  9. I won a poetry contest in high-school, which may have given me too much encouragement.
  10. I love life even when it is hard.
 
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December 19 2017

Author Natalie-Nicole Bates – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 8 @BatesNatalie

Natalie-Nicole Bates is a book reviewer and author.
Her passions in life include books and hockey along with Victorian photography, Frozen Charlotte dolls, and antique poison bottles.
She currently resides in the UK where she is working on her next book and adding to her collection of 19th century post-mortem photos.
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When Maisey Gates is introduced by friends to The Love List as a way to find that special Christmas date, she wants no parts of it, but she
doesn’t want to disappoint her new friends.

Love finds Maisey before she even has a chance to look at her Love List match. Meeting Maisey is a breath of fresh air for Sean Marshall, but Sean he a lot of baggage, some of it potential deal-breakers for his new relationship. 

What Sean doesn’t know is Maisey has a secret of her own.

With Christmas fast approaching, will Maisey and Sean find their Merry Christmas together, or will it be another holiday spent alone?

 

 

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Top Ten List: 

 
  1. Staying up late.
  2. Sleeping in.
  3. Dark chocolate.
  4. East European men.
  5. Hockey, hockey, hockey!
  6. Baseball, baseball, baseball!
  7. Thunderstorms.
  8. Binge watching Desperate Housewives.
  9. The Victorian era.
  10. The color red.
 
 
 
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December 18 2017

Author Donna Hatch – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 7 @donnahatch

Donna Hatch is the author of the best-selling “Rogue Hearts Series,” and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all, her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.

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Holly’s two Christmas wishes this year are to finally win her mother’s approval by gaining the notice of a handsome earl, and discovering the identity of the stranger who gave her a heart-shattering kiss…even if that mystery kisser is the resident Christmas ghost.

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Top Ten List:
Because it is too cold in the winter….
Donna’s Top 10 Favorite Things to do in the Summer
  1. Go for long walks with a friend
  2. Have a tea party
  3. Go to the beach
  4. Build sandcastles
  5. Watch the sunset
  6. Visit gardens
  7. Make ice cream
  8. Hike with my family
  9. Play miniature golf
  10. Read a good book
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December 16 2017

Author Cindy C. Bennett – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 6 @cinbennett

 

Bennett lives a most unglamorous life in the beautiful state of Utah. She is the author of several YA books in many subgenres. She’s the mom of two daughters, two sons, two daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, four grandbabies, and a dog. She loves gooey cookies, dark chocolate, and cheesy popcorn. She hates housework and cooking, and has no plans to become a domestic goddess. Her favorite pastime—other than writing—is riding her Harley.

 

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Banished from the South Pole, Kara tries to carve out a new life among the elves of the North. It’s not easy with a secret to protect—a secret she’s cursed with by the unusual circumstances of her heritage: half-elf, half-fairy. In the North, she’s assigned to work with Seb on a special project. He’s the most gorgeous elf she’s ever seen—and the orneriest.
As if being banished wasn’t punishment enough.
Seb introduces her to Trystin, a fairy from the nearby fairy forest. Trystin discerns her secret right away and promises to teach her how to use the powers given to her by the very thing she’s fighting to keep hidden.

 

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Top Ten List: 
  1. Doug—not the cartoon character, but the man I love. He’s what I look forward to the most each day.
  2. My family—I can’t imagine my life without these people who mean the world to me.
  3.  My dog, Phoebe—she’s always over-the-moon happy to see me, and loves me no matter what.
  4. My friends—I am lucky enough (and smart enough) to have amassed a collection of really fun, sweet,
    supportive, loving friends. (This includes my writing group, The Wigz.)
  5. Old-time movies and radio shows—currently I’ve been listening to the old Jack Benny show. J-E-L-L-O!
  6. Dark chocolate—I even pretend it’s healthy for me.
  7. Indian food—particularly from a local restaurant called Bombay House. It’s the bomb (haha).
  8. Thai coconut soup—with chicken and lemongrass, I actually crave this on a regular basis.
  9. Hot chocolate—particularly from Beans and Brews, made with almond milk. Also, my own copycat recipe. (I also just noticed there’s a lot of food on this list.
  10. Writing. That goes without saying, right? I love creating characters and worlds that I can immerse myself
    in.
 
 
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December 15 2017

Author Debra Erfert – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 5

 


“Debra “”DJ”” Erfert, a winner of a 2017 Kindle Scout campaign, has authored five published novels, three novellas, and one Kindle World’s novella, and several short stories. She writes what her alter-ego dictates. Maybe it’s her super-ego. In her Window of Time series, Lucy is fearless and strong and has a secret power—all qualities Debra envies. In real life, spiders terrify her, which is why they appear on a regular basis in her books. “Confront your fears, and have your characters squish them!” 


Debra uses the pen name DJ Erfert for her paranormal suspense/thriller books, and Debra Erfert for her romantic suspense/mystery books. She is an award-winning fine artist who lives in a southwest desert city in Arizona with her husband, Mike, a retired police lieutenant, where the average summer temperatures are well above 100 degrees—truly hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk. After raising two Eagle Scouts, she now spends her time writing and shooing her polydactyl cats away from her keyboard.”

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Artist Abigail Carson crashes off the deserted
highway during a Wyoming blizzard while driving to reach her dying mother.
Carbon County Sheriff Jackson Reynolds rescues her, leaving her Jeep in the
snowdrift as the storm becomes a whiteout. They’re trapped at his ranch for the
week leading up to Christmas, along with his two young daughters, a protective
mother-in-law, and a bitter memory of his dead wife. 

Tensions rise as Abby’s attraction grows for the tough
sheriff. She must crack through his emotional wall before the storm breaks or
lose her only chance for real love. But if the storm doesn’t stop soon enough,
Abby may lose her opportunity to ask her mother’s forgiveness for running away
almost ten years before.



Snowdrift is a story about love, faith, and
forgiveness.”

 

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Top Ten List: 


1) I have an intense fear of flying, bad enough I need medication to even walk toward a plane.


2) I have an unreasonable fear of heights. I’m pretty sure this has an impact on my fear of flying.


3) I have two polydactyl cats. What’s a polydactyl, you ask? They’re adorable kitties with more than the normal amount of toes. Polly and Jack both have thumbs on their front paws. They’re also known as Hemmingway cats. He had a fascination with them. His home in the Florida Keys is a sanctuary for polydactyls. 


4) I’m a multiple-award winning fine artist specializing in portraits. I received a drawing kit for Christmas when I was seven or eight years old, with a drawing pad, pencils, one of those silly gum erasers, and an awesome book that had step-by-step examples. I drew a little boy wearing a sombrero, and my mother used the side of a pencil and shaded it, making it pop off the paper. I used this memory in one of my books.


5) This little known fact is one that my husband dislikes; I love bags—handbags, tote bags, and messenger bags with sayings on them. I can’t pass by a display of bags without Mike grabbing my elbow and hurrying me by them. The top shelf in my closet is solely for bag and purse storage. I’m pathetic. It could be worse, I suppose. I might have the same obsession for matching shoes with each bag.


6) I’m married to a retired cop, who’s brother was a cop/latent identification expert, and who’s dad was a cop for 34 years, and now we have a son who’s in law enforcement. I’m never at a loss for experts when writing.  


7) I was a volunteer with our local police department for several years. I rode with willing officers, went on calls with them. On occasion, I even helped in taking report information and traffic control. They didn’t let me carry a gun, although I did design their shirt patch.




8) Readers would be surprised to know … that I went to 13 different schools growing up. I actually went to 5 different high schools. We moved a lot. This is probably why I’m such an introvert. So if you see me at a conference or a book signing, say hi. You don’t know how much that would mean to me.




9) The Best thing about writing is … being transported to another adventure. I’m a discovery writer. For the most part, I follow my characters, and only gently guide them where I’d like them to go.


10) When I am not writing, I like to …. do artwork and craft.

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December 14 2017

Author JR Simmons – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 4

 

JR Simmons lives in Northern Utah with his wife and 4 boys. He loves spending time with his family and coaching his kids in all of their different sports. He is an avid gamer and is very excited that his boys are picking up on his hobby. 
 
JR was recently introduced to triathlons and has since found that he loves the sport. Most nights he can be found either sitting down with a good game or hunched over his laptop writing.
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An ancient prophet, witness to unspeakable sorrow, is called to deliver a message of hope.
A barren couple learns they will have a child in their old age, a child who will prepare the way for the coming Lord.
A virgin conceives a miracle.
As Zacharias goes about his duties in the temple, a visit from an angel brings unexpected but welcome news.
The same angel appears to newly betrothed Mary, and his words will change more than her life. His message will change the world.
From Hebron to Bethlehem to Nazareth, travel with the mother of the Savior of the world and the people she knew. Become part of the miracle and see the world where Jesus Christ was born.
We all know how the story ends, but in Lo, How a Rose, see how it all began.”

 

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  • The Audio Books are read by two brilliant Narrators; Mark Deakins (reader of the Maze Runner series) and Emily Rankin (reader of Before We Were Yours)

The Audiobooks are well worth listening to!

  • Also the e-copy is on sale this christmas season for $1.99 so pick up your copy today!

 

Top Ten List: 
  1. I’ve got a beautiful wife and 4 handsome sons (we started off the family with twins).
  2. I love to perform: sing, teach, speak, present, act…anything that will put me up in front of an audience.
  3. I am an avid gamer and particularly enjoy RPGs.
  4. I enjoy participating in races.  Mostly, I enjoy triathlons, but I have also run a half marathon, a couple of mud runs, a few Spartan races, and a handful of 5Ks.
  5. Besides writing, I am also a computer scientist.
  6. My main writing focus is midgrade fantasy.
  7. I often sing the National Anthem for military retirement/promotion/award ceremonies, and once even the Hill Air Force Base Ball.
  8. I am a huge fan of action flicks.
  9. Christmas is my favorite holiday (I am a closet Christmas music listener and will often start listening in early October).
  10. I am a technology junkie and love to have the latest and greatest in electronics.

 

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December 13 2017

Author Sarah Richardson – Christmas Countdown Blitz, Day 3

“Sarah-with-an-H Richardson is an introverted people person who likes to make people laugh. She is the youngest daughter in a large family and loves being an aunt to 50 children.
  
She grew up running, exploring, and adventuring in the wild forests of Missouri, that will always hold a special place in her heart.
Sarah-with-an-H is a multi-faceted human being, who has as much dark side as she has light (pun intended), and is nerdy, ridiculous, but a sincere, real human. One of her favorite quotes is: “”To be human is to be beautifully flawed””.
She is married, and she and her husband live in the country in North-West Missouri with three fur babies.”

 

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A handsome but perplexing stranger. A charming and attractive gentleman. Vyetta Redd must learn to navigate the unknown terrain of
love and heartbreak before finding her fantasy of happily ever after.

 

 

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Top Ten List:  
  1. I have a wildly eclectic taste in music and movies
  2. I hate crickets
  3. I quilt
  4. I pick sour fruity candy over chocolate 9 times out of 10
  5. I celebrate Christmas all year long with twinkle lights, music, and movies
  6. I can say “thank you” in 5 language
  7. I want a pet wolf or fox
  8. I still wish on the evening star every night
  9. I have 50 nieces and nephews
  10. I love sunshine
 
 
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