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Monday, March 28, 2016

And the #MarchCoverMadness winner is...

How insanely mean of me to make you all--especially Charlie and Sarah--wait for this news! I'll admit, Monday mornings are always a bit crazy for me. It seems like I'm playing catch-up with cleaning and all sorts of stuff and don't end up on my computer until the afternoon. AND since I'm two hours behind everyone, I'm sure the morning has been agonizing as you wait. ;) (Needless to say, my kitchen is clean and I've exercised, so I feel accomplished...)

Fine. FINE. I'll tell you the winner.





The #MarchCoverMadness Champion is . . .


Slowly but surely, this cover has weathered every matchup and come out on top! Congratulations Sarah! You have bragging rights for the best cover in the competition!

(I also hear that she might be giving away an early copy, so go look her up!!)

Of course that's not all! We have a $15 Amazon Gift Certificate to give away! {Maybe you'll want to pick up the Kindle version of DOUBLE PLAY with that...just saying'} -- Alternately, the winner has the option of a signed copy of DOUBLE PLAY mailed to them. :)

And that winner is . . .





Cindi Hasen Brazelton!
(You'll be emails. :) )

THANK YOU SO MUCH!! To all the authors who kindly participated and all of you who kept coming back to vote and check out our books. It's been such a fun month! This will definitely be something we do next year! :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

#MarchCoverMadness CHAMPIONSHIP!

This is IT folk. The final round. The one that determines the cover to beat all covers.

I'm opening it a few days early to allow the players approbate time for smack talk and vote gathering/bribing before the votes close on Saturday at midnight, MDT!

The March Cover Madness Championship

In this corner we have

El Mago de Papel by Charlie N. Holmberg

And in this corner we have

The Sheriffs of Savage Wells by Sarah M. Eden

*Final Countdown plays in the background* *crowd roars*

Let's do this! Vote! (and remember to scroll on down, share the contest, and enter to win!)

Now scroll down and enter to win! And tell all your friends!

Voting closes at midnight on Saturday, MDT.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

March Cover Madness FINAL FOUR Matchup 2

AND it's time for day two of FINAL FOUR in March Cover Madness!

Today it's

STAR STRUCK by Kathi Oram Peterson



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Now enter to win! Voting for this round is open until Saturday at Midnight MDST.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

March Cover Madness FINAL FOUR!

It's the first day of March Cover Madness's Final Four! Semi-finals, baby, and the winners are going on for the big time--March Cover Madness Champion!

Today's matchup:



EL MAGO DE PAPEL by Charlie N. Holmberg

VOTE HERE! And then scroll below to enter the contest! By voting and sharing, you get extra entries. You can even vote once a day! Voting for matchups in this round will be open until Saturday at midnight MDST.

Now enter the contest! And come back tomorrow for the second Final Four matchup!

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Friday, March 11, 2016

March Cover Madness Round 2 Day 4!

The last day of Round 2! Remember, voting for all matchups is open until Saturday at midnight, MST.


"Love at First Note" by Jenny Proctor


"The Sheriffs of Savage Wells" by Sarah M. Eden

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

March Cover Madness Round 2, Day 3!

Day 3 of the second round of March Cover Madness!

"Star Struck" by Kathi Oram Peterson


"Saints & Spies" by Jordan McCollum

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March Cover Madness Round 2, Day 2!

Another day another match up in Round 2!

"The Royals of Monterra" by Annette Lyon


"El Mago de Papel" by Charlie N. Holmberg

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March Cover Madness Round 2 Day 1

Round 2 is here!

Today's matchup is

"Always Will" by Melanie Jacobson


"Double Play" by Ranee` S. Clark

You know the drill! Vote below and then share & enter to win a $15 Amazon gift certificate!

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Monday, March 7, 2016

March Cover Madness Round 1 Results

This last week has been so fun! I've enjoyed the showdowns and watching as the numbers came in! Below are the winners!

Winner: "Always Will" by Melanie Jacobson

Winner: "Double Play" by Ranee` S. Clark

Winner: "The Royals of Monterra: Tailor Made" by Annette Lyon

Winner: "El Mago de Papel" by Charlie N. Holmberg

Winner: "Star Struck" by Kathi Oram Peterson

Winner: "Saints & Spies" by Jordan McCollum

Winner: "Love at First Note" by Jenny Proctor

Winner: "The Sheriffs of Savage Wells" by Sarah M. Eden

Congratulations! This has been a blast, and check in TOMORROW for the start of round two with "Always Will" by Melanie Jaconson vs. "Double Play" by Ranee` S. Clark!

Friday, March 4, 2016

March Cover Madness Round 1, Day4!

Win a $15 Amazon Gift Certificate by voting and sharing! (See the bottom of the post!)

Matchup 7

Love at First Note by Jenny Proctor


Stolen Luck by Jaclyn Weist

Vote here and then read about the books below! Don't forget to vote for the next matchup!

Love at First Note
Emma Hill was practically born with a violin in her hands. She lives for the life of the piece, for each song's story, for the perfect stillness after the endnotes when the vibrations of sound are still humming through her body. If only her love life were that harmonic. But she knew her chances at love would take a hit when she decided to leave her prestigious concertmaster position in the Cleveland Orchestra and move back home to Asheville, North Carolina. She justifies her actions with the fact that being concertmaster for the Asheville Symphony is better than no dates and no job.
But when Emma's world collides with piano-playing YouTube sensation Elliott Hart, she finds herself falling for the way he plucks at her heartstrings. Despite a—ahem—not-so-good first impression, the two soon develop the beginnings of a rhythmic relationship. But when Elliott insists they can't be together, it's up to Emma to strike up a little romance . Will she be able to bring their two worlds into harmony, or will she only manage to get herself in trouble?

Stolen Luck

Sixteen-year-old Megan Crenshaw has everything going for her, until a leprechaun shows up on her doorstep and steals all her luck. If that weren't enough, he follows her around, making sure nothing goes right. 

What Louie didn't count on was Megan's friends standing by her. No matter what he throws at her, they're by her side to pick her back up again. 

When Megan learns about Louie's ultimate plan for her family, it's a race against time to stop him before he destroys everything she cares about.

Matchup 8

The Sheriffs of Savage Wells by Sarah M. Eden


Lakhoni by Jared Garrett

Vote now! Then read on to find out about the books!

The Sheriffs of Savage Wells

Coming September 2016:
He's the most fearsome sheriff in the West. A force to be reckoned with. The stuff of legend.
So is she.
May the first sheriff win.


Lakhoni has been left for dead. When the King's guards attack his village and slaughter his people, he regains consciousness only to find his sister has been taken captive. 

Armed with only a bow, Lakhoni must traverse a brutal wilderness, face deadly warriors, and battle legendary tattooed assassins, all in order to save his sister's life. But along the way, he discovers the truth about his parents: they were not the simple villagers they seemed. Instead, they were hiding a great secret that goes back to the First Fathers and may determine the fate of the kingdom itself. 

But Lakhoni isn’t the only one who wants the king dead. Ancient enemies are poised to strike while traitors poison the kingdom from within. With the life of the king and the fate of the kingdom hanging in the balance, can Lakhoni avenge his parents’ death without becoming a murderer himself?

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Voting will be open until midnight MST on Saturday.

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

March Cover Madness Round 1, Day 3!

Matchup 5

Has To Be Love by Jolene Perry


Star Struck by Kathi Oram Peterson

Vote! Then read about the books and don't forget to vote for Matchup 6!

Has To Be Love

The acceptance letter doesn't seem quite real to Clara: a college in New York, at the school that stands for all her dreams. It's hard to imagine the future, whether it's in New York or at home at home in Alaska with her boyfriend, Elias. She's not ready for the rest of her life to begin - at least not until the deep scars on her face are fixed. 
The last thing Clara expects is for a stranger to see her for who she is - a writer. When Rhodes, the new student teacher, recognizes her talent, the things she barely dared hope for suddenly feel possible.
But will she risk everything to go after what she really wants?

Star Struck

Mercedes Grant is known to the world as Stormy Ryan, action hero. Her movie-star status has led to some unpleasant interactions in the past, and even a few stalkers, but none has ever come close enough to her to seem dangerous—until now. When she receives a death threat on her personal cell phone, she is understandably shaken. Seizing the opportunity to take some time away from the limelight while the police investigate the phone call, Mercedes escapes to her remote cabin near Idaho’s Snake River. She knows it is the perfect place to lie low, but she doesn’t realize how low she’ll actually feel once she arrives. 
After days of suffering from a cold she just can’t shake, Mercedes visits the town physician, Luke Parker. The handsome doctor, a fan of the stunning celebrity, performs the necessary tests and is devastated at the unexpected diagnosis he must give her. Mercedes is sick—really sick. He knows she can handle crazy fans, but the news he has to give is another story. As Mercedes struggles to come to terms with her new future, she relies on Luke’s support. But neither imagines the disease is the only danger Mercedes is facing—because just out of view, someone is watching her and is determined to make good on their threat.

Matchup 6

Saints & Spies by Jordan McCollum


Not Your Match  by Lindzee Armstrong

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Saints & Spies

When she finds her priest murdered, Molly Malone, secretary of their Catholic parish, vows to never let it happen again. She’ll use the full force of her Irish will, and her previous stint on the Irish police force, to protect the new priest from the congregation’s rumors of criminal activity.
Falling in love wasn’t part of her plan. However, young, handsome and — dare she even think it? — flirtatious, Father Tim O’Rourke is nothing she expected. But Father Tim is also nothing like he seems to Molly: he’s Special Agent Zach Saint, an LDS FBI agent undercover to root out the mob that’s hiding in the parish.
And Molly isn’t helping: every time Zach gets close to the mob, Molly manages to get in the way. Falling for her is the last thing he needs. Now Zach must find the murderer and catch the mobsters before his feelings for Molly blow his cover and add another murder or two to the mobsters’ docket.

Not Your Match

Sometimes it takes dating Mr. Wrong to find Mr. Right... 

Andi doesn’t believe in matchmaking. But when her best friend buys her a subscription to Toujour, a professional matchmaking service, she agrees to give it a try. She’s matched with a celebrity client, but he can’t make her heart flutter or her limbs turn to mush the way Ben, her best friend’s brother, can with a simple smile. 

When Ben’s fiancée calls off their wedding—for the third time—he flees to Los Angeles, desperate for a new beginning. He moves in across the hall from Andi, his high school ballroom dance partner and his sister’s best friend. Despite nursing a broken heart, his long-forgotten crush flares to life. He’s just beginning to believe he can move past his breakup, and maybe even ask Andi out, when his ex-fiancée shows up on New Year's Eve, determined to win him back. 

Dating the wrong people has convinced both Ben and Andi that what they really want is each other. All that’s standing in their way is a fake boyfriend, a jealous ex-fiancée, and being afraid to risk their hearts. 

Part of the No Match for Love series, this delightfully sweet romance can be read independent of the rest of the series.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March Cover Madness Round 1, Day 2!

Remember--you can get entries into the $15 Amazon Gift Certificate contest by voting and sharing! (Check out the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.)

Matchup 3

Life by Rebecca Belliston


The Royals of Monterra: Tailor Made by Annette Lyon

Vote here, read more below and then don't forget to vote on the second matchup!


Her home. Her parents. Her freedom. Gone.
His dreams. His sister. Himself. Lost.
Two people. 
One future.

The economy crashed, the country is floundering, and Carrie Ashworthstruggles to keep her siblings alive. She has two jobs in her newly-formed, newly-outlawed clan: grow crops to feed thirty-six people and maintain contact with Oliver Simmons, their local patrolman. Carrie’s life is almost content when Greg Pierce shows up. A man with the ambition to help them survive. A man determined to hate her.

The Royals of Monterra: Tailor Made

Sofia’s mother desperately needs medicine, and Sofia will do anything to get it—including working for a month at the royal palace, where she'll knit silk stockings from sunup to sundown. Yet if she can do it, Sofia will have the ability to get the medicine her mother needs, with money to spare. 

But Sofia’s safe world of knitting needles and thread is turned upside down when she finds herself in the middle of palace intrigue. Head tailor Antonio and Sofia uncover a plot to sabotage the royal wedding and plunge Monterra into war. As they work together to save their country, she can’t help falling in love with the unassuming and attractive head tailor, even though she knows she can’t have him. Her country and her family need her. As they race to stop the traitor, the battle in her heart intensifies, and she fears that the victor won’t be love.

Matchup 4

The Spider and the Sparrow by A.L. Soward's


El Mago de Papel by Charlie N. Holmberg

Vote here and read below for more information about the books!

The Spider and the Sparrow

A soldier, a pilot, a peasant, and an heiress match wits against a league of German spies and saboteurs in this World War One novel of adventure and romance.

May 1915. After tragedy strikes during the Second Battle of Artois, Frenchman Julian Olivier will do anything to get out of the trenches. So when British Intelligence recruits him to spy behind enemy lines, he jumps at the opportunity. Just before he begins, however, he has a chance encounter with a young French woman who leaves his heart marked for the remainder of the war—even if he doesn’t know her name.
Warren Flynn is a Canadian airborne hero, and dogfights with the Germans are all in a day’s work. Second only to his love of flying is his fascination with Claire Donovan, the daughter of an American munitions manufacturer living in Paris. Warren flies Julian into Germany and soon receives orders to post the Allies’ newest operative—an attractive peasant woman named Evette—in Claire’s home.
As a dangerous ring of spies and saboteurs threatens to turn the war against the Allies, Julian discovers goodness in his enemies’ hearts. But even if he survives, will he ever be reunited with the woman whose memory he can’t erase? Will Warren survive the war, and will Evette unearth the infiltrator in her own territory before it’s too late?

El Mago de Papel (Spanish version of The Paper Magician)

Ceony Twill arrives at the cottage of Magician Emery Thane with a broken heart. Having graduated at the top of her class from the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, Ceony is assigned an apprenticeship in paper magic despite her dreams of bespelling metal. And once she’s bonded to paper, that will be her only magic…forever.
Yet the spells Ceony learns under the strange yet kind Thane turn out to be more marvelous than she could have ever imagined—animating paper creatures, bringing stories to life via ghostly images, even reading fortunes. But as she discovers these wonders, Ceony also learns of the extraordinary dangers of forbidden magic.
An Excisioner—a practitioner of dark, flesh magic—invades the cottage and rips Thane’s heart from his chest. To save her teacher’s life, Ceony must face the evil magician and embark on an unbelievable adventure that will take her into the chambers of Thane’s still-beating heart—and reveal the very soul of the man.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Cover Madness Round 1, Day 1

It's the big day! Welcome to the March Cover Madness tournament! I'm so excited to get things rolling with our first two matchups. Don't forget to vote for both and spread the word because SURPRISE, you can get entries into the $15 Amazon Gift Certificate contest by voting and sharing! (Check out the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the post.)

Matchup 1

Always Will by Melanie Jacobson vs. Change of Heart by Jennifer Moore

Vote here and then read about the books! (And don't forget about Matchup 2 below!)

Always Will

Handsome twenty-eight-year-old Will Hallerman has finally had enough of the dating world—he’s ready to find a wife and settle down. This announcement is catastrophic in Hannah Becker’s world. After knowing Will her entire life and adoring him from afar since junior high school, she realizes her chance at love with him is in grave danger. Hannah’s problem? To Will, she will never be more than his best friend’s little sister. Determined to open his eyes to her charms, Hannah sets out to sabotage Will’s wife hunt by placing nightmare dates in his path and taking his search on a wild goose chase. Her plan is risky, but she’s willing to take a chance to catch the eye of her soul mate. Despite her crazy schemes, nothing seems to be working. Hannah can’t help but wonder if it’s time to set aside this childhood crush—to move on and settle down herself. She’s ready for a fresh start with a great guy. If only Will weren’t suddenly changing the rules of the game . . . And how can Hannah move on when Will just won’t let her forget?

Change of Heart

This summer, Nathaniel Cavanaugh vacations in Lobster Cove to spend quality time with his kids after his estranged wife’s tragic death. Successful and well-connected, he is on the fast-track to the highest legal positions in the country, but his family life suffers. After an accident throws Val nearly into his lap and costs her a job opportunity, Nathaniel surprises himself by overlooking her outlandish appearance and lack of qualifications to offer her a job as his nanny for the summer. 

Valdosta McKinley wishes for an internship at a Paris Art Institute to use her newly acquired art-history skills. She knows Nathaniel could never develop feelings for a girl from a trailer in a rural West Virginia holler—a lesson she learned the hard way years earlier. 

Will pursuit of their professional goals require Nathaniel and Val to give up the dream of being a family?

Matchup 2

Double Play by Ranee` S. Clark vs. Kisses in the Rain by Krista Lynne Jensen

Vote below and then read about the books!

Double Play by Ranee` S. Clark

Sophie Pope is devastated when she hears the news: her former boyfriend, college football star Anthony “Rocket” Rogers, is engaged to be married. Determined to win him back before he says “I do,” Sophie hatches a foolproof plan to stop the wedding. But when Rocket’s best man, aspiring baseball player David Savage, thwarts her plot, she realizes the game is up. For David, though, it’s just beginning . . . David knows that Sophie is just another pretty face, and he’s more than happy to save his best friend from her shallow advances. She’s not his type at all, so he’s baffled by his response to an awkward encounter with Donovan, another of Sophie’s former flames. Despite himself, David feels driven by an inexplicable need to protect her. Pretending to be Sophie’s new fiancé leads to unexpected sparks between the pair, and soon they’re searching for excuses to spend time together. But when a curveball threatens to send them in opposite directions, will Sophie and David step up to the plate for the possibility of true love?

Kisses in the Rain by Krista Lynne Jensen

Georgie Tate is a survivor. She survived an abusive relationship. She survived the car accident that took the life of her controlling fiancé. Now she just needs to survive the memories that haunt her. Escaping to her aunts’ cozy home on a tiny island outside of Seattle, Georgie finds just the change of pace she needs to pick up the pieces of her life. Taking a job at a local seafood restaurant is the first step in reclaiming her sense of self, but she is completely unprepared for the battle that awaits her there.
Jace Lowe has loved and lost, and he’s determined that it will never happen again. Hardened by heartbreak, he stays focused on his work as sous chef at one of the island’s top seafood restaurants. When beautiful Georgie takes her place on the restaurant’s staff, Jace is resolved to keep her at arm’s length, and his downright rudeness her first week goes a long way in achieving that goal. Georgie, on the other hand, doesn’t want anything to do with Jace anyway and prickles against his abrasive behavior. As the combative pair comes together on a joint project for the restaurant, they find their distaste for one another dwindling. The connection is undeniable— and it terrifies them both. Can two people jaded by the past be softened by the promise of once-in-a-lifetime love, or is this just another recipe for disaster?

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About Me!

I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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