Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Release Day for A Groom for Josette!

It's an exciting day in my little corner of the world! It's release day for my second published story, A Groom for Josette in The Convenient Bride Collection from Barbour Publishers!! (Insert hand-clapping, cheering, and foot-stomping!) 

 
The real celebration will begin next Monday, July 6th as all the authors in this collection kick off a week-long blog hop. I'll be sharing more about A Groom for Josette next week, with a look at the characters, the setting, and my inspiration for the story.

But best of all, at the end of the week, we're giving away an incredible gift to one lucky winner! A loaded 7" Kindle Fire.


But why wait to give something away??

In honor of Release Day, I'm giving away two books this week!! One lucky winner will receive a copy of both of my summer releases: The Convenient Bride Collection as well as The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection!! I'll pick a winner on Sunday, July 5th and announce the winner on Monday's blog post.


All you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter below!! Thanks for stopping by to celebrate!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

51 comments:

  1. So excited to read you next published story! I love the history you include!

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    1. Thank you, Joyce! This story has a lot more history of the Little Falls area, as well as a bit of steamboat history and St. Louis history! It was so much fun to write. :)

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  2. Happy release day! You don't need to enter me in the contest...I just wanted to buzz by and throw a little confetti. :)

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    1. All you need to do is shake some of that confetti out of your own hair!! Lots to celebrate today. :) Congrats on the Cactus Creek Challenge release, as well as The Convenient Brides!!! You're a rock star!!!

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  3. I'm so excited about your new books. Would love to read them . You write with such warmth and make your characters come alive as you paint a picture with your words. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Deana! I'm humbled to read them. I hope you enjoy A Groom for Josette. It was a fun, heart-tugging story to write. Good luck in the drawing!

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  4. Happy release day, Gabrielle! I'm so excited for you and eager to read your wonderful stories in these lovely collections!! Thank you so much for the chance to be a winner!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to celebrate today, Britney!! Good luck in the drawing. :)

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  5. Congrats on the new release! I can't wait to read it!

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I'm eager to share this story with everyone. :)

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  6. Looking forward to seeing you in Upsala and to reading Brides!

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    1. I'm looking forward to visiting Upsala!! Can't wait. :)

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  7. Congrats on you book releases and your awesome accomplishments !!!! I know you worked hard to get here!!!!! Can't wait to read some of your writings and see if I have a new favorite author to add to my list.. Good luck with all future endeavors!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Elaine! Your words mean a lot to me. It has been a lot of hard work, but work I love. I couldn't imagine doing anything different. :) I hope you enjoy my stories. It would be an honor to be on your favorites list! Good luck in the drawing.

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie! I hope you enjoy the stories in The Convenient Bride Collection. All of them are wonderful. :)

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  9. Read Four Brides and a Bachelor (checked out from the library!) and enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to reading your next book and meeting you when you come to Upsala. I'd love to win a book! Congrats on your book release, and please, keep on writing!

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    1. Oh, I'm so happy Jan! I'm really excited to go to Upsala!! Wanda is one of the best librarians and she has some of the very best library patrons!!! I'm looking forward to being there in August. :) I hope you enjoy A Groom for Josette as much as Four Brides and a Bachelor. You'll get a glimpse of a few characters from the previous story... :) Thank you for being here and good luck in the drawing!

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  10. Happy Release Day, Gabrielle! I'm so happy for you. I love marriage of convenience stories. What was a fun fact you discovered while doing the research for "A Groom for Josette?"

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    1. Thank you, dear Keli! Yes, isn't it fun what we discover when we research? I have quite a few gems tucked away in my pouch for future stories. :)

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  11. My mom and sister-in-law have the Most Eligible Bachelor collection now - I sent it home with my mom when we saw her a few weeks ago. Congratulations on your release day!

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    1. Thanks for sharing your copy, Abbi! I hope they enjoy it and spread the word. :) I appreciate all your support. Good luck in the drawing!!

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  12. Yay!!! I can't wait to read more about Minnesota history!! I can't wait until I can visit without a Mayo appointment!!

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    1. I can't wait for you to experience Minnesota without the Mayo Clinic, either! Though, we're so blessed to have that wonderful facility here in Minnesota. I've had to bring my son there for a hand surgery and it's an amazing place. With that said, my prayers are with you, Abby! Good luck in the drawing. I hope you get a chance to read Josette's story. :)

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  13. Happy release day, Gabrielle!! So excited to be celebrating your book (Erica's too)! The Convenient Bride collections sounds like my kind of book, for I love marriage of convenience stories! Congrats...and I'm in on the confetti throwing, party hat wearing and party horn blowing :-)

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    1. Thank you, Trixi!! The more confetti, the better. :) I'm so excited for this day and even more excited to share it with Erica and so many other wonderful authors!! Good luck in the drawing. :)

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  14. Yay for great new books! I can't wait to read them! :)

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    1. And yay for great new readers!! :) Thanks for stopping by, Jen.

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  15. Congrats on both releases, very exciting!

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    1. Thank you, Patty! I appreciate the time you took to stop by and celebrate. :)

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  16. Congrats, Gabrielle - so happy for you!! I'm absolutely dying to read both of these collections, at long last- the opportunity to read some of your beautiful writing. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie!! I can't wait for you to read my stories. I hope you enjoy them. :) Good luck in the drawing!!

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  17. I just love these novella collections! It's also a great way to discover new-to-me authors!

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    1. I'm a big fan of novella collections, too. It's fun to get a sneak peek into each authors writing styles. Thanks for stopping by today, Heidi!

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  18. What a fun collection. And the title alone makes me want to read it!

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Kate! These are fun stories with wonderful characters. I hope you get a chance to read them!!

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  19. I love these Novells in these books and would love to win them . Thanks
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Elizabeth! Good luck in the drawing. :)

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  20. Sure hope I win! Excited to try new authors like you. I love mail order bride stories too!

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    1. I wish everyone could win!! Novella collections are a wonderful way to get to know new authors. Good luck, Gail!

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  21. I think my wife would really enjoy this. I'm constantly searching for new books for her because she loves to read good Christian fiction.

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    1. That's so sweet, Edward! I have a feeling she'd really enjoy these collections. They are wonderful Christian fiction. Good luck!

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  22. Congratulations! How exciting for you.. I'd love to read more of your books :)
    dkstevensne AToutlookDOTcOM

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    1. Thank you, Deanna! I hope you get a chance to read more!! :)

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  23. I love books that have short stories. Congrats on your book. I hope it does well.

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    1. Thank you, Tammy! Short stories are fun--like dessert or snacks! :) Good luck in the drawing.

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  24. Brenda ArringtonJuly 2, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. And thanks for stopping by, Brenda! I hope you get a chance to read my story. :)

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  25. thanks for the giveaway!
    rita dot navarre at yahoo dot com

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