TEN BRIDES FOR TEN HEROES Mega Launch Party - Fri/Sat Schedule #Giveaways #TenBrides

The Launch Party for TEN BRIDES FOR TEN HEROES is still going strong! Here’s a list of all the authors who will be making an appearance on Friday and Saturday. Join us on the TEN BRIDES FOR TEN HEROES Facebook page. Don’t miss a minute of the fun! Please note: this schedule created using Eastern Standard Time Zone.

Friday, June 27th

9 AM into the afternoon: Ten Brides for Ten Heroes author Mona Risk will talk about memorable bride entrances, and she wants to know what YOU think makes a man attractive. Leave your comments and be in the running for some prizes.

10 AM: Guest author Alyssa Maxwell writes for Kensington and is the author of the Gilded Newport Mysteries. The first, Murder at The Breakers, was a March release, and the next in the series, Murder at Marble House will be released in September. Alyssa wants to know what qualities you look for in a significant other Are there any "deal-breakers"? One random commenter will win a copy of Murder at The Breakers, either print, Kindle, or Nook.

1 PM: Guest Carolyn Hughey writes for Montlake Romance, Kindle Worlds, and has five self-published books under the name of K. T. Roberts. Carolyn will be giving a digital copy of her novella to one lucky winner for telling her the funniest first meeting story.

2 PM: Guest author Mary Marvella will be stopping by for a visit.

2:30 PM into the evening: Ten Brides for Ten Heroes author Mimi Barbour will mingle with readers and give away some great prizes, so make sure you leave some comments during her visit as there’s a $25 Amazon Gift Cert that will be drawn at the end of the day.

3 PM: Guest author Lorhainne Eckhart, author of the Walk the Right Road series will stop by and present a lucky guest with a free copy of that box collection.

3:30 PM: Guest author Shannon Mayer will visit the launch party and will present 2 lucky guests with a free copy of her contemporary romances: High Risk & Ninety-eight. 

5 PM: Patricia Mason, author of the best-selling humorous series, A shitake Mystery, will be visiting with us for a while and is happy to be presenting a paperback or audio copy of one of her books. She has 13 books selling on Amazon at this time.

7 PM – Guest Taylor Lee, a fabulous author who just keeps on producing more and more best-selling series like The Dragon Affairs, The Red Rock, The Blonde Barracuda's Sizzling Suspense, The All Fired Up, The Dangerous Affairs and the Grandmaster's Legacy Series. She's kindly offered to present one of her Red Rock Sexy Suspense Collection to a lucky commenter.

Saturday, June 28th

9 AM into the afternoon: Ten Brides for Ten Heroes author Rita Herron will mix and mingle with readers, talking about all-things-wedding and she’ll give away a gift or two. Comment on her questions to be in the running for a prize.

10 AM: Guest Jennifer St. Giles will stop in to say hello and offer attendees a couple of her ebooks.

11 AM: Guest Wendy Etherington is Southern, through and through. She’s a Maggie Award winner and the author of My Life in the Obituaries series. She’ll be on hand to chat with readers and offer up a prize.

3 PM into the evening: Ten Brides for Ten Heroes author Annie Jones loves vintage EVERTHING. She wants to hear what you have to say about vintage fashion, customs, and wedding trends. Leave some comments and you could win some great prizes.

4:00-4:30 PM Guest Jackie Weger is an award-winning author who has written over a dozen romance novels. She wants to know what borrowed item you wore on your wedding day? And how superstitious are you about “something borrowed, something blue, something old, something new”? Tell her what you think, and you’ll be in the running for one of her ebooks.

Be there every day for fun, games, and prizes galore!

Special Occasion Fruit Dip - Yummy!

This dip is sweet, gooey, and sticky. Perfect for those special summer occasions like picnics or lunch buffets. Kids love it! Serve with your favorite fresh fruit.

1 – 16 ounce container sour cream
1 – 8 ounce package cream cheese, 
      softened to room temperature
1 – 7 ounce jar marshmallow cream

1. In a large bowl, stir the softened cream cheese with fork until smooth.

2.  Mix in the marshmallow cream until well blended.

3. Add sour cream and stir until thoroughly blended.

4. Chill in refrigerator for several hours before serving. Dip will thicken up when chilled.


Email Alerts When Your Favorite Authors have New Releases? YES!

Amazon offers a feature that will keep you up-to-date on all your favorite authors. And it's as easy as 1-2-3!

All you have to do is put the name of the author in the Amazon search box (#1 in the diagram above), then click "Go" (#2 in the diagram). Click the author's page when it pops up in your search. Once you're land on their Author Page, click Stay Up To Date (#3 in the diagram). It's as easy as that.

Now you will receive an e-mail the second your favorite author has a new book available!

5 Great Reads for the Book-Lovin' Dad

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. But don’t panic. There’s still time to find something for your dad that will have you earning The Favorite Child Award.

If your dad coached your ball team, or the two of you spent quality time at the ballpark, this book is a perfect choice. While John Grisham is well known for his legal thrillers, Calico Joe whisks the reader to a baseball park in 1973. This is a quick and easy read story that takes a nostalgic look at American life without being overly sentimental.

Everyone knows by now that The Cuckoo’s Calling was written by J.K. Rowling (of Harry Potter fame) under the pen name Robert Galbraith. This well-written, engrossing detective novel is the first in the Cormoran Strike series. Your dad will love it.

Although Laura Hillenbrand wrote Unbroken in 2010, the book is getting its second wind thanks to the movie adaptation that is set to release this coming December. It’s the true story of a World War II pilot who survived a plane crash and a stint in a POW camp. Perfect for military-loving or history-buff dads.

If your dad loves his grill, have I got a book for him! Chris Lilly is executive chef at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q. He’s a 6-time winner of the World Championship BBQ Cookoff, and he reveals all the family secrets in Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book—everything from glazes, to rubs, and roasting techniques. This one is mmmm-mmmm good!

For the travelin’ dad, I found Once In A Lifetime Trips by Chris Santella. Arranged by destination type—island, jungle, ocean, desert, mountain, country, sky, city—this book will stir your dad’s dreams of seeing the world with 50 extraordinary adventures complete with beautiful photographs and vivid essays.

There you have it, my list of book suggestions for your dad. Please give him an extra big hug (I so wish my dad were here so I could do the same). Enjoy every minute of Father’s Day!

How To Put Your iBook on Sale at iTunes - Step-By-Step

Because several of my author friends have asked me how to set up an iBook promotional campaign, I’ve decided to offer step-by-step instructions here on my blog. It seems complicated, but it’s really very simple. Just follow the steps below.

To set up a promo campaign for one of your iBooks:
  1. Sign into itunesconnect.apple.com
  2. Click Manage Your Books
  3. Click on the book you want to offer for sale
  4. Click Rights and Pricing (top right corner)
  5. Click Edit Existing Territories (top right corner)
  6. In the BASE CURRENCY box, choose your preferred currency - US authors choose USD (United States Dollar)
  7. In the SUGGESTED iBOOK PRICE box, type in the sale price (0.99 for example)
  8. In the PRICE EFFECTIVE DATE box, type in the date you want your sale to start
  9. In the PRICE END DATE box, type in the date you want your sale to end
  10. Click Select All (this will put the book on sale in all countries)
  11. At the bottom, click Continue (you'll be taken to a page where your sale price and dates will show)
  12. Slide to the bottom and click DONE (do not forget this IMPORTANT step!)

The book will automatically go back to its regular price after the PRICE END DATE.

DEADLY DECOR Launch Party and $100 Gift Card Givaway with Author @KarenRoseSmith

To help my friend and fellow author Karen Rose Smith launch her new book, DEADLY DECOR, ten authors will be giving away books. And one lucky winner will walk away with a $100 gift card. So what are you waiting for! Click here to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway!

Enter the Goodreads Giveaway!

Two items of note today. 
I've got a new newsletter sign up feature (but it means nothing if you don't use it *grin*), and 
I'm giving away 3 copies of PRAYER OF QUIET to Goodreads users (slide down to enter!). Have a happy day!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Prayer of Quiet by Donna Fasano

Prayer of Quiet

by Donna Fasano

Giveaway ends June 22, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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