Sunday, December 3, 2017

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

On the third day of Christmas, my favorite authors gave to me...


Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Here's how it works:

Each day, a new prize will be added to the bundle, and a new winner will be selected, until the twelfth day when the final winner receives all the prizes plus a Kindle Fire HD 8! Be sure to check back every day to see what has been added to the giveaway and enter again.

Today's winner will receive:


A copy of my brand new release, The Gift of Twins, as well as...



The Rancher’s Mistletoe Bride by Jill Kemerer


AND Christmas Captive, by Liz Johnson.

Tomorrow's winner will receive all of these books, as well as another prize from Liz Johnson, so be sure to stop by her blog! 

Don't forget to enter in the Rafflecopter giveaway below by following some of your favorite authors on social media and signing up for their newsletters. And remember, we draw a new winner every day. On December 12th, we’ll give away a Kindle Fire HD 8.


Your Turn: What are your favorite ways to enjoy the Christmas season? Do you enjoy watching movies, baking cookies, sending out cards, decorating the Christmas tree, or all of the above?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

My Boys

It's fun to use real people as inspiration for the characters in my novels. My upcoming Christmas novel with Love Inspired Historical has a set of fraternal twins. I used my own twins as templates, from their eye and hair color, to their personalities. I tried to imagine how they might react if they were placed in the same situations as the twins in my story. By using real people as inspiration for fictional characters, I hope to bring the story to life in a way that resonates with my readers.

The character of Zebulun Trask is inspired by my older twin. He's sweet, silly, and compassionate. 




The character of Levi Trask is inspired by my second twin. He's curious, smart, and likes to be in control at all times.




The story is titled: The Gift of Twins. It releases with LIH in December, 2017.

Friday, January 20, 2017

A Moonbow Night, by Laura Frantz


There are some books that read like a fast food meal, quick and easy, with little thought. Some read like a decadent dessert, rich, filling, and sweet. Others are like a snack to be read in little bits, as time allows or when you're bored. Some are like a family meal, creating good memories, lots of laughter, and heartfelt moments. Still, there are others, like A Moonbow Night, that read like a six course meal which should be savored, unhurried, purposeful, and satisfying to the very end.

I just closed the pages of A Moonbow Night and my heart is full of Kentucke, Boones, Indians, settlers, friends gained, friends lost, breathless kisses, enduring love, betwixt and betimes, and a beguiling moonbow. What a stunning tale Laura Frantz has spun. With each scene, each character, each backstory crumb, the gossamer threads are woven together to make a tapestry so intricate and so beautiful, it's truly a work of art.

Laura's passion for Kentucky is breathed into the very essence of her characters and storyworld. My own desire to see Kentucky has increased tenfold, though I feel as if I've been there and it has become a part of me. She has taken my preconceived ideas of Kentucky and turned them inside out, teaching me about the history that shaped the state and country and the men and women who sacrificed everything to settle the land.

The story is full of historical references, well-researched details, and breathtaking prose. Several times I stopped just to enjoy a sentence or capture a feeling. The romance grows gently as it changes the hero and heroine, drawing them out of their brokenness and into a place of healing. Some scenes are so powerful, they will leave your heart beating a little harder and make you eager for the next.

I loved reading this story and experiencing a piece of history I knew little about. When I came to the end, I was sad to say goodbye, but thankful I had been invited on the journey.

Thank you to Laura for another adventure, another unforgettable hero, and another timeless love story tucked inside my heart.

About the Story:
After fleeing Virginia, Temperance Tucker and her family established an inn along the Shawnee River. It's a welcome way station for settlers and frontiersmen traveling through the wild Cumberland region of Kentucke--men like Sion Morgan, a Virginia surveyor who arrives at the inn with his crew looking for an experienced guide. When his guide appears, Sion balks. He certainly didn't expect a woman. But it is not long before he must admit that Tempe's skill in the wilderness rivals his own. Still, the tenuous tie they are forming is put to the test as they encounter danger after danger and must rely on each other.

With her signature sweeping style and ability to bring the distant past to vivid life, Laura Frantz beckons readers to join her in a land of Indian ambushes, conflicting loyalties, and a tentative love that meanders like a cool mountain stream.

About the Author:
Award-winning author Laura Frantz is passionate about all things historical, particularly the 18th-century, and writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Scottish themes that reflect her family heritage. She is a direct descendant of George Hume, Wedderburn Castle, Berwickshire, Scotland, who was exiled to the American colonies for his role in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, settled in Virginia, and is credited with teaching George Washington surveying in the years 1748-1750. Frantz lives and writes in a log cabin in the heart of Kentucky.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

On the Fourth Day of Christmas...

🎜🎜On the fourth day of Christmas, my favorite author gave to me...
A copy of A Family Arrangement...that has a tree...on the cover...🎜🎜

I'm definitely not a singer, or a lyricist. Thankfully you don't have to listen to us sing to enter this amazing Christmas giveaway! Join me and nine other authors as we celebrate Christmas with the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! We're giving away 78 prizes to 12 winners--and one of them could be you!


Here’s how it works:

We’ll randomly select a winner every day for the first twelve days of December. Each day the prize builds with another book or book-related goody.

On the first day of Christmas your authors gave to you...


On the second day of Christmas, your authors gave to you...


On the third day of Christmas, your authors gave to you...


On the fourth day of Christmas, your authors gave to you...


Abram Cooper has ten months to turn rough Minnesota country into a vibrant town, or his sister-in-law will take his three sons back to Iowa with his blessing. Until then, Charlotte Lee has agreed to keep house and help raise his children as part of their bargain. But can the single father fulfill Charlotte's requirements in time to make sure that she and his boys don't leave—and take his heart with them?

Charlotte is convinced that the wilderness is no place to raise her nephews. But as she watches the community slowly develop, she sees that Abram just might be able to make it blossom. With three little matchmakers bringing her and Abram together, Little Falls could become not just a flourishing town, but the perfect home for their patchwork family.

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Enter the Rafflecopter below by following some of your favorite authors on social media and signing up for their newsletters. Every entry carries over–so the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win. So check back every day until the 12th of December to try and win one of the many awesome prizes.

On Monday, December 5th be sure to visit Author Erica Vetsch to see what she'll add to the prize for the fifth day of Christmas!

My questions for you: Do you have your Christmas tree up? Is it real or artificial? Do you have any fun traditions focusing on your tree?

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Several Ways to Win!


Today is a big day for me! I have two new books releasing in December. A Family Arrangement from Love Inspired Historical, and Seven Brides for Seven Texans from Barbour.

There are so many promotions going on, I can hardly keep them all straight! I've teamed up with several authors to bring you multiple ways to win my books, as well as dozens of others. We're also giving away a loaded Kindle Fire, jewelry, clothing, calendars, food and so much more! And it's just in time for Christmas! All these things would make wonderful gifts for you or your loved ones.

Here are all the ways to win! 









I'd love to hear from you! Have you started Christmas shopping yet? Have you finished? Do you enjoy receiving books for Christmas? Do you give books as gifts?

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Winner of Book Club Giveaway Package!

Thank you to everyone who participated in my book club giveaway! It was fun to connect with new readers and to see some of my old favorites, as well.


I have a winner! Rafflecopter chose Melissa Henderson as the winner of the package! Congratulations, Melissa. I'll send everything out to you soon.

For those who didn't win, don't fret! There will be other ways to win copies of A Family Arrangement as the release date draws near.

Be sure to sign up for my newsletter to be informed of upcoming releases, as well as giveaways, behind the scenes information and so much more.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Book Club Package Giveaway


Do you belong to a book club?
Are you looking for a great book to read with friends?

My newest novel, A Family Arrangement, releases in December with Harlequin's Love Inspired Historical and I'd love to share the story with your book club.*

Here's what the package will include:
  • Up to 10 free copies of A Family Arrangement
  • $50 Visa gift card for your favorite book club treats
  • Discussion questions
  • Behind the scenes look at the history that inspired the story
  • And a chance to chat with me in person or via Skype during the meeting
Here's how to enter:

1. Sign up for my newsletter (in the box on the right)
2. Fill out the Rafflecopter below

That's it! To increase your chances to win, have each book club member enter the drawing.

*If you don't have a book club, but you'd like to get some of your friends together to read and discuss A Family Arrangement, that's fine, too! Just let me know in the comments.

I'll pick a winner on Tuesday, November 1st and announce it on my blog.

About the Book:

Makeshift Family 

Abram Cooper has ten months to turn rough Minnesota country into a vibrant town, or his sister-in-law will take his three sons back to Iowa with his blessing. Until then, Charlotte Lee has agreed to keep house and help raise his children as part of their bargain. But can the single father fulfill Charlotte's requirements in time to make sure that she and his boys don't leave—and take his heart with them?

Charlotte is convinced that the wilderness is no place to raise her nephews. But as she watches the community slowly develop, she sees that Abram just might be able to make it blossom. With three little matchmakers bringing her and Abram together, Little Falls could become not just a flourishing town, but the perfect home for their patchwork family.

About the Author:

 
Gabrielle Meyer lives in central Minnesota on the banks of the Mississippi River with her husband and four children. As an employee of the Minnesota Historical Society, she fell in love with the rich history of her state and enjoys writing fictional stories inspired by real people and events. 

Other books by Gabrielle
 
Coming Soon
Of Rags and Riches Romance Collection
 
*US Citizens only, please.

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