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SMASHWORDS’ GIFT
TO 2016 RT VEGAS  ATTENDEES

As you know, the Smashwords thumb drives — loaded with free romance e-books — did not make it into attendee goodie bags at RT Booklovers Convention Las Vegas and may fans were very disappointed.

 

I have good news! To make up for the physical thumb drive, Smashwords has created a virtual thumb drive exclusively for 2016 conventioneers offering free books from over 70 authors who attended the RT Convention. To claim your free books, simply follow this link – https://www.smashwords.com/drive – scroll down to your favorite genre, click on the hyperlinked book title, enter the coupon code provided, and then download and enjoy! No purchase is necessary.

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This promotion will end on May 31, so stock up on books now for the long Memorial Day weekend and discover and enjoy some of the world’s best romance authors.

The authors have generously agreed to let you share the above link to your reader friends too, so please support the authors by sharing a link to the promotion page at https://www.smashwords.com/drive with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or your blog.  And if you discover your new favorite author, support them further by purchasing their other books!

Elizabeth Michels just wrote a fun post for Buzzfeed about what it’s like to be a romance author and how expectations stack up against the reality:

Expectations VS Reality

http://www.buzzfeed.com/elizabethmichels/expectation-vs-reality-being-a-romance-author-28of7

Elizabeth Michels grew up on a Christmas tree farm in rural South Carolina. After tip-toeing her way through school with her focus on ballet steps and her nose in a book, she met a boy and followed him a thousand miles away from home to Kansas City, Missouri, before settling down in North Carolina.

Book 4 in ‘The Oil Barons Series” is another heartfelt romance as the best angel with broken wings meets her guardian, savior and her salvation.

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World-class surgeon Dan Newman falls hard for the Texas beauty Gayla Levine in Ann Jacob’s “Rescuing An Angel”. Dan overcomes a crippling trauma and puts his energy in saving and giving a new lease of life to the broken and true to his nature, he literally steamrolls into Gayla to be her savior and partner.

Gayla Levine has been to the ends of the earth and back, struggling with a relationship broken, dreams unfulfilled and a father who disowns her. Yet she fights hard to make a career out of her broken dreams, helps people build their strength and confidence, and all the time she draws her courage from the support and love of Dan.

This is truly an emotional story of a fallen angel, building her identity, trying to mend bridges with little hope and struggling to accept that true love does exit and it can be unconditional. I like Ann Jacobs more and more, as I read her books more often. She’s given Dan and Gayla strong personalities and their characterization is true to form. It’s wonderful to visit with characters from her previous books.

Received an ARC from Beyond The Page Publishing from NetGalley for an honest review.

If you want to get to know different authors and their wonderful stories, check out Tule Publishing on NetGalley. They have been coming up with some amazing writers with sweet love stories and happily-ever-afters. I think I would thrive in this little magical town of Marietta!

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Heading the new series titled “The Montana Born Brides”, Scarlet Wilson comes up with the first wedding in Marietta, and the bride is the sweetest and the most amazing kind person we can come across Lisa Renee. She owns the bridal salon in the town, and she has seen many a brides wear her dresses. She finds happiness in their happiness, thrives in keeping her clients satisfied and brings smiles and fairy tales to the needy, as a volunteer at the Marietta Hospital. And her fairy tales brings her own Prince Charming in the guise of Dr. Adam Brady.

Adam Brady is all ready to set roots in Marietta, away from the nosy gossip columns and attention he’s garnered as on the billionaire lotto winners. Marietta hides his past; he loves the quiet and the calm, thrives in the warmth of the citizens of Marietta and now finds himself weaving dreams of a future with Lisa.

These short stories are brimming with warmth and love, pain and endurance, loss and gain as Scarlet Wilson weaves a fairy tale for Lisa and Adam. Two wonderful and caring people trying to overcome insecurities and uncertainties, following their heart and trusting each other with their lives, “The Fairy Tale Bride” tugs at your heartstrings with its emotions and passion as Lisa and Adam come together…. forever.

Received an ARC from Tule Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.

“Within These Walls”, Jude and Lailah had formed an undeniable bond of love and trust. Both of them had a multitude of demons to fight and despite giving her heart to Jude, had to get a new heart. They sacrificed a lot, and lived through separation and pain that came with any couple in love.

And now, Jude and Lailah are all set for a life “Beyond These Walls”. A life that had seen them in wedded bliss and a family that supports and loves them unconditionally. Beyond these walls, Jude and Lailah are living the life of their dreams, crossing out things on Lailah’s list, yet always on the edge of that fear that something can go wrong.

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In married bliss, Jude and Lailah are surprised with news that threatens to tear them apart. Emotions on a precipice, uncertainty and fear dogging their lives, Jude never gives up on Lailah, and Lailah puts her entire life in Jude’s hands. Strength, courage and forgiveness have given Jude and Lailah a chance at love and future, and now tenacity, support, love and hope have kept them together.

I don’t think words would do justice to J.L Berg’s latest release “Beyond These Walls” Jennifer has moved beyond the walls of her imagination, creating Jude and Lailah as human as possible, and beyond fictional characters. She has poured her heart and soul into Jude and Lailah , two bravehearts destined to be together and get a second lease of life.

With her sheer imagination and creative finesse, J.L Berg has done a brilliant job with giving Jude and Lailah their dream and her epilogue is one of my favorites and so very close to my heart. I cannot be more proud than I am now of an author I had followed since her very first book and her impressive and illustrious journey so far. Jude and Lailah still remain her crowning glory in my personal opinion.

Yes, “Beyond These Walls” can be read alone, but I highly recommend that the readers read “Within These Walls”, to understand Jude and Lailah, their pain and love, sacrifice and hope, and trust and dreams.

“Beyond These Walls” will break down the walls of your heart on April 21, 2015

Received an ARC for an honest review.

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