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A new release from my fellow Sweet Romance Reads author Donna Fasano!

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WILD HEARTS OF SUMMER, Ocean City Boardwalk Series, Book 3

Cathy Whitley’s two best friends, Sara and Heather, may have found the men of their dreams… and that’s all well and good for them. But that’s not going to happen to Cathy. She allowed love to catch her off-guard once and it drained her dry, emotionally and financially. She’ll never let it happen again. Ever.

Brad Henderson has been chasing Cathy for years. He’s settled for their on-again-off-again, “friends with bennies” relationship for far longer than he expected. Attempting to swim through the rip currents surrounding her heart has left him swimming in circles.

Then Brad inherits a business worth millions from billionaire Harold Hopewell.Hopewell had traveled the world and was touched by the stories of the people he met. In death, Hopewell is giving back, leaving an unusual will filled with life-altering bequests. Brad can’t believe his stroke of luck. Now Cathy will surely see him in a new light. Right?

One way or the other, it’s time to draw a line in the sand…
US Kindle: http://amzn.to/2kc92bQ

UK Kindle: http://amzn.to/2jjb2ir

Nook: http://ow.ly/uREb308dA9y

iBooks: http://ow.ly/IzDR308dAiB

Kobo: http://ow.ly/tPoT308dAmS

~Donna Fasano~

USA TODAY Bestselling Author
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For those of you who are interested, I thought it might be fun to share a little excerpt from Tad’s Treasure today.

Although the story is the last book in the Grandma’s Wedding Quilts series, it also is the prequel to my Baker City Brides  series. If you’ve read and enjoyed meeting the characters in those stories, you’ll get a little glimpse of Thane, Tully, Maggie, and Ian in this story!

Here is an excerpt:

Posey leaned down toward him, as though she felt the magnetic pull to be together as much as he did.

What might have happened next would remain a mystery, though. Nate grabbed Posey’s arm, jerking her and Tad back to reality.

“Mama, look!” The little boy stood and pointed to a cloud of dust rising on Main Street. The thundering sound of hooves preceded the sight of the sheriff and his two best friends racing pell-mell down the wide street.

“Looks like Tully, Maggie, and Thane are at it again,” Posey mused, settling Nate back onto the seat next to her.

“So it would seem,” Tad said, amused. “I don’t think Tully Barrett has changed much since he became the sheriff.”

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Tad’s Treasure is available for 99 cents on pre-orders! The book releases Jan. 20.  http://a.co/2b97MgE

And, you can read the prequel  to Grandma’s Wedding Quilts right now for just 99 cents. http://a.co/fbaF6UC

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If you have a love of quilts and sweet romance, be sure to check out Grandma’s Wedding Quilts. The stories span several decades and cover eleven cousins, all of whom receive a special quilt from their Grandma Mary.
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My contribution to the series is Tad’s Treasure (Book 12). It releases Jan. 20, but you can pre-order it now for only 99 cents! http://a.co/2b97MgE

Tad’s Treasure is also the prequel to the Baker City Brides series, so if you’ve enjoyed those stories, you’ll want to be sure to read this sweet novella.

  He never intended to fall in love with her

Tad Palmer makes a promise to his dying friend to watch over the man’s wife and child. Years later, he continues to keep an eye on Posey Jacobs and her precocious little boy. The only problem is that he’s not sure his heart can withstand the vow he made when he falls in love with the widow and her son.
Posey Jacobs misses her beloved husband, but her wrenching grief has given way to hope for the future as she finds herself falling deeper and deeper in love with Tad Palmer. However, the infuriating man doesn’t seem to notice her interest and treats her as he would his sister.
Throw in a goat who thinks she’s a dog, a town full of quirky characters, and this widow has her work cut out for her if she wants one handsome cowboy to give her his heart.

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Also, be sure to read The Prequel to get you started in the series. That’s my octogenarian mom on the cover and the story is written by Kate Cambridge. http://a.co/fbaF6UC
Be sure to join us today for a Facebook party. There will be prizes and all sorts of fun, and you can find out more about the Grandma’s Wedding Quilts!
The party runs from 2-5 p.m. Pacific Time(3-6 p.m. MT, 4-7 p.m. CT, 5-8 p.m. ET). You’ll find me hosting from 2:30-2:45 p.m. (PT). Hope to see you there!

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Did you know you can find some of my books in audio format?

It’s true!

And I have four new ones out right now!

Four!!!

And guess what? Three of them are Christmas stories!

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Capturing Christmas is the third audio book Luke Andreen has narrated for me. He did books 1 and 2 in the Rodeo Romance series. This one just released yesterday, so be sure to check it out!

You can find it on audible, Amazon .

 

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Talented Chris Abell narrated The Cowboy’s Christmas Plan for me! If you love the Thompson brothers, be sure to listen to him bring the characters to life in the audio version!

Available on Audible and Amazon.

 

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Michael L. Canaan lent his versatile voice to The Christmas Bargain. He really made the story fun for me to listen to by adding little extra touches to the narration. I hope you enjoy listening to him, too!

Available on Audible and Amazon.

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The awesome Michael Rahhal narrated Garden of Her Heart. He is amazing and I know you’ll love the way he brings the story and characters to life!

Available on Audible and Amazon.

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Please join me in welcoming the talented Josie Riviera to my blog today to share about her novella, Candleglow and Mistletoe. Those of you who purchased Sweet Christmas Kisses 3 – you’ll find the story included in that collection of sweet romance stories.

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Noelle Wentworth doesn’t mind getting away from St. Augustine to fill in at her ailing aunt’s candle shop. A few weeks in Snowing Rock will help her get past the humiliating memory lapse that ruined an important piano concert—and, ultimately, her marriage to her overbearing duet partner.

She’s mentally rehearsing for her comeback performance when the bus she’s riding in slides off an icy mountain road.
And one deep, calming voice emerges from the confusion to slow her racing heart—right before his ruggedly handsome face kicks it back into allegro.

Gabe Waters is usually prepared for anything—as a professional stuntman, his life depends on it—but nothing prepared him for Noelle, the unattainable high school crush whose bravery saved him from more than just a bully’s flying fist. There’s no hint she recognizes him, but Gabe knows that face, those eyes…and he sees something that wasn’t there before. Distrust and apprehension.

Their unexpected attraction kindles something as warm and sweet as a holiday candle. But the weight of their pasts could turn the promise of love to ashes.

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Buy the Book on Amazon

of check out the Universal buy link on Apple, Nook and Kobo:

https://www.books2read.com/u/4jKA9l

Author bio:

Josie RivieraJosie Riviera is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband.They share their home with an adorable Shih Tzu who constantly needs grooming and an old house forever needing renovations.

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Can forbidden love blossom amid the constraints of war?

The moment the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, life shifted for Miko Nishimura. Desperate to reach the Portland Assembly Center for Japanese Americans, she’s kicked off the bus miles from town. Every tick of the clock pushes her closer to becoming a fugitive in the land of her birth. Exhausted, she stumbles to her grandparents’ abandoned farm only to find a dying soldier sprawled across the step. Unable to leave him, she forsakes all else to keep him alive.

After crashing his plane in the Battle of the Atlantic, the doctors condemn Captain Rock Laroux to die. Determined to meet his maker beneath a blue sky at his family home, he sneaks out of the hospital. Weary and half out of his mind, he makes it as far as a produce stand he remembers from his youth. Rather than surrender to death, Rock fights a battle of the heart as he falls in love with the beautiful Japanese woman who saves his life.

A poignant, sweet romance, Garden of Her Heart proves love can bloom in unlikely places even under the most challenging circumstances.

Pre-Order Link:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2cVw4ED

Take advantage of the 99 cent pre-order price!

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Excerpt:

“I thought I heard you calling for me,” Miko said, climbing down a ladder on the far end of the building with an arm full of berry crates.

Rock rushed to help her. By the time he threaded his way through the packed contents of the building, she was already on the floor.

“That’s quite a car,” he said, taking half the berry crates from her and motioning to the convertible.

“Thanks. I bought it when I was still gainfully employed,” she said, walking over to the car. “I fell in love with the color the first time I saw it and started saving my money to buy one. When the weather’s nice, it’s fun to drive with the top down.”

Rock gaped at her. “It’s your car?”

Miko grinned. “Is that a hint of disbelief I hear, Captain? Not only is it my car, but I know how to change the tires, check the oil, and siphon gas out of my dad’s car when my brother, Tommy, borrows it and brings it back empty.”

He laughed, setting down the crates and wiping his hands along his trousers before touching the car. “It is a beaut. What’s this color?”

“Laguna maroon. Papa calls it the luna moon mobile, but I still think it’s one of the prettiest colors out there.” Miko opened the driver’s side door and motioned for Rock to climb in.

He sank into the leather seat and inhaled the aroma as if it was the most expensive perfume.

“Like it?” Miko asked, bending down to better see his reaction to the car.

“You bet!” He settled his hands on the steering wheel, forcing his injured fingers to curl around the wheel.

“If you like the outside of the car, you’ll probably be more impressed by the eight cylinders under the hood.” Miko released the hood latch and Rock slid out to study the engine.

He whistled and smirked at Miko. “What’s a girl like you doing with a car like this?”

“Anything I want,” she said with a sassy grin. “At least it used to be that way.”

Rock sobered and closed the hood, using the hem of his T-shirt to wipe away the smudges made by his fingerprints.

“I didn’t realize you had cars here. I was trying to figure out how to catch a ride on the bus into Portland.”

“By all means, drive one of the cars wherever you need to go.” She pointed to her grandparents’ sedan. “Papa and Mother must have sold their car or it would be here, too. Granddad wouldn’t care if you take his.” She cast a taunting look his way. “Or, if you think you can handle it, you’re welcome to drive mine.”

His raised an eyebrow at her dare as he lifted the berry baskets and followed her out the door. “Is that an invitation or a challenge?”

“Maybe both.” She turned and sauntered away, casting a flirty smile at him over her shoulder.

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Save the DateThe Sweet Romance Reads Summer Reads Celebration is tomorrow on Facebook – July 14!

The fun begins at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (1 p.m. Central, Noon Mountain, 11 a.m. Pacific) and runs until 8 p.m. with loads of games, giveaways, and so much more!

I hope you’ll join me there! I’ll be hosting from 4-5 p.m. (3 Central, 2 Mountain, 1 Pacific)! And I have some fun goodies to give away!

Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SRRCafe1/

Are you a big summer reader? Do you have a favorite genre you read more in the summer?

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