Friday, March 24, 2017

Cover Reveal: Mann Cakes by Mysti Parker


Lately, most of the books I read are those written by people I know – either in person or online. And when I find an author who writes well and is entertaining, well, I’m eager for more. After I read Mysti Parker’s historical novel A Time for Everything I purchased some of her light comedies and a spicy story or two. Her latest project really sounds great, and I’ve already pre-ordered my copy! I asked Mysti to give us some information on Mann Cakes, and she graciously complied. Read on!

What's tastier than savory bacon and cheese cupcakes? The men who make them, of course! 

If you're a fan of romantic comedy in the same vein as Janet Evanovich, Lauren Blakely, Kylie Gilmore & Louisa Edwards, you'll enjoy this! Plus, you'll get REAL bonus Mann Cakes recipes. 

Release date: May 11 
Preorder now on Kindle for just $0.99


Blurb: 
Love makes men do desperate things, if desperate things means opening a rival cupcake shop to drive your ex-girlfriend crazy. 

Twin brothers and Air Force vets, Tanner and Garrett Mann, return from deployment to find their thriving business burned to the ground. Time for Plan B: Move back to their hometown of Beach Pointe to start over. 

But that means running into Paige and Morgan Baxter –gorgeous, curvy, and owners of Two Sisters Cupcakes. 
There’s an old diner for sale across town, Garrett’s a great cook, and Tanner has an idea. They’ll make savory cupcakes that men would like. We’re talking bacon and Cheez Whiz. Even better? They'll call it Mann Cakes. Problem is, they end up attracting an unexpected crowd. Paige is furious. Every man in her life has left her behind, including Tanner. She’s sacrificed everything for her shop. She won’t lose it over some egotistical ex-boyfriend, even if he does have an Air Force-chiseled body. Her younger sister, Morgan, isn’t helping matters. She’s been gaga over Garrett since high school. 

To hell with that. If it’s a fight Tanner wants, it’s a fight he’ll get. But how much is Paige willing to risk to win a cupcake war? 

Contact Links: Mysti Parker can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and at her website
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I Need a Title!

Welcome to the new blog subscribers! I haven’t been very active here for several months, but I’m going to try to post more regularly.

Right now I’m hoping some of you can help me with a dilemma. I’m in the finishing stages of a book and I need a title. For me, this has to be the most difficult part of writing a book! So I’m asking you for help. I need some ideas. I’ll give you the details on the story and if you have a title, leave it in the comments below. If I use your idea, I’ll send you a copy of the book as soon as it becomes available, PLUS a $5 Amazon gift card. If I use part of your idea, I’ll give you a choice of gift card or a print copy of one of my books.

So here are the specifics:

Tom Cooper left his high-pressure law practice in Indianapolis for life on an alpaca farm in the tiny northwest Indiana town of Escape. Though he continued to practice law, the farm provided a good life for him, his wife, and their five children. Now widowed, he tends the farm alone, since all his children have left. The alpaca business has begun to wane, and he’s just received the news that his balance problems and other aches he’d chalked up to getting older are actually symptoms of multiple sclerosis. He goes to the local diner to mull this over. There's a pretty lady there who's always kind to him, but he'd best not get involved. He's never gotten over the death of his wife - because he blames himself.

Laurie Matthews owns the diner in Escape. She’s a former nurse, but had to leave her job when a co-worker blamed her for something she didn’t do. She’s attracted to the handsome widower who often comes in for coffee and a hot meal, but keeps her distance, because everyone she’s ever loved has died – her grandparents, her parents, her husband, and one other.

Despite the fact that neither wants to enter a romantic relationship, they end up needing each other. And Laurie helps Tom see that he needs to rebuild ties with his children. When he decides to sell the farm, she talks him into inviting all the kids home for one last gathering before the land leaves the family.

This book is the first in a series called The Reunion. Four other authors are writing books about the children.

So… knowing all these details, what is your title suggestion? I'll pick a winner at the end of the week. Thanks in advance!



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Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Facebook Hop



Welcome to the St. Patrick’s Day Facebook Hop, hosted by @Boxed Romance Bargains!

With tons of prizes from over 100 authors and bloggers, including Amazon gift cards, it's a great way to spend Thanksgiving Weekend!

In case of a broken link, visit the website for a complete list of participants: http://lovekissedbooks.com/2017/03/15/join-the-st-patricks-day-hop/

Today I'm giving away this deck of playing cards with the cover to my sweet romance novella Searching for Lady Luck. Please read the instructions below carefully so you’re not disqualified!!!

1. Like my Facebook page (if you haven't already done so): https://www.facebook.com/Patricia-Kiyono-149294485148710/

2. Follow this blog: (Look for the white rectangle labeled "Networked Blogs" and click "follow this blog"

3. Comment on my Facebook page saying Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Winners will be chosen at random. Giveaway is open from 12pm EST on 3/17 until 12pm EST on 3/19.

The next stop on the hop is Piper Rayne To enter to win his/her prize, please visit his/her page here https://www.facebook.com/PiperRayne/

Don't forget to visit:http://lovekissedbooks.com/2017/03/15/join-the-st-patricks-day-hop/

Enter the Grand Prize Giveaway! Win a Kindle or Amazon Gift Cards!
Good luck and I hope everyone has a Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

Facebook giveaways are in NO way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. Information collected is NOT collected by Facebook. In signing up for this promotion, participants release and indemnify Facebook from all liability.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Seasoned Romance Sale


Looking for a great new read for yourself or for someone else? How about a “Seasoned” Romance – one in which the characters are a bit more mature, and the problems they face are ones that you and I deal with? I’m pleased to announce a special sale featuring twenty-four Seasoned Romances! Each book in the picture above is only 99 cents for the next three days. Take a look at www.seasonedromances.com and shop away! My contemporary holiday romance Christmas Journey is one of them. 
I haven’t read any of the other titles in this collection yet, but at 99 cents I’ll be sure to pick up several, and I hope you will too! In the meantime, I’ll tell you a bit about my book:

Helen DeGroot is a widow, a mother, and grandmother. Her quiet life in Zutphen includes her children, grandchildren, and church committee work. She can’t shake the feeling that life has something else in store for her. But finances are tight, and her grown sons always seem to need her help.
Mike Sikkema has a high-powered job at a travel magazine. He’s never had time for settling down with a family. But when his brother tells him about their mother’s health problems, he drops everything and heads to Zutphen, Michigan to help out. Apartments are scarce in the small town, so he rents a room from an attractive widow in his brother’s congregation.
The road to self-discovery and happiness can be long and painful. Can these two help each other navigate the journey?

Christmas Journey is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and other ebook outlets.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Blog Tour: Keri's Christmas Wish by Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Christian Theme:
--> The power of faith to heal 

Tagline:
Can Keri get past her angst over Christ’s birth and enjoy the Christmas season?

Blurb:
For as long as she can remember, Keri Jackson has despised the hype and commercialism around Christmas so much she seldom enjoys the holiday. Will she get her wish and be free of the angst to truly enjoy Christmas this year?

A devout Christian at heart, Jeremy Hinton, a Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Spiritual Mentor and Energy Medicine Practitioner has studied all of the world’s religions and homeopathic healing modalities. But when a rare bacterial infection threatens the life of the woman he loves, will all of his faith and training be for naught?


Find out in Keri’s Christmas Wish

Excerpt: An image began to form in her mind…a young girl being led around on a horse by an ethereal figure. As the trio came closer, Keri felt as though she looked in a mirror. Her heart swelled. Tears clogged her throat, filled her eyes, and slipped down her cheeks.

“Hi, Keri!”

The childlike voice reverberated through her entire body. Keri smiled and whispered, “Hello.”

Excitement lit the youngster’s eyes. Brilliant colors vibrated around her. “Do you know who I am?”

“You’re me as a little girl. That’s Spark, my horse who died when I was a teenager.”

Spark nodded his head as the girl giggled—a joyous melody that rang through the atmosphere. “No, silly, I’m your big sister. Only, I didn’t live very long.”

Tension seeped in, a mixture of shock and awe.

“Don’t be afraid. Ask mom.”


And then the mirage disappeared.
Keri's Christmas Wish is available at Amazon.

Patricia's thoughts: 
I was totally enchanted with this story of a young woman's journey to come to terms with her negativity toward the Christmas season. While she was raised in a loving Christian family, modern-day commercialism has soured her feelings for the season. Her boyfriend Jeremy, a psychotherapist with a strong personal faith, encourages her to journal about her feelings. 
This story is well-written. Jenna's character arc is well-described and believable. Jeremy is a patient, steadfast mentor, though he seems a bit finicky for my taste. 

Blog Tour Stops (visit each stop to enter the giveaway!):
Dec 7thDiana Rubino Blog
Dec 8thTina Gayle Blog
Dec 10thMarilyn Leach Blog
Dec 11thRobin Bayne Blog
Dec 12thRaquel Byrnes Blog
Dec 13thCami Checketts Blog
Dec 14thLinda McLaughlin Blog
Dec 15thDiane Burton Blog
Dec 16thMaureen Bonatch Blog
Dec 17thAlicia Dean Blog
Dec 18thJody Day Blog

Dec 20thMarian Merritt’s Blog

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