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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Join my street team -- The Messengers!

Do you love to read? Do you enjoy Christian and/or sweet romance? How about angels? Miracles? Second chance and redemption stories? So do I...and those are the things I write about. 
I wonder if you'd be interested in joining my street team, The Messengers? Let's talk about it...
What's a street team? 
An author's street team members help spread the word about upcoming releases and events. When I have a new release coming up, you'll help me get a little buzz going about it by posting memes, tweets, etc., and talking up the book to your reader friends. One of the really important things a street team member does is to write short reviews and post them to various websites where books are sold, reviewed, discussed, or otherwise brought into the eye of the public -- sites like Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, my publisher's website, etc.
What's in it for you?
  • You'll get free electronic copies of the book, either shortly before or immediately after it's released. I will, now and then, run some kind of contest in which you might win a signed, print copy, as well.
  • You’ll also get free bookmarks, postcards, and from time to time, other swag that I might happen to order.
  • You'll have the opportunity to offer feedback on future stories. Sometimes I'll take a Messenger poll about a character's name, the title of a book, what each person would do in a given situation, etc. This is fun!
  • When a Messenger goes above and beyond, I might even dedicate a book to that special angel, or mention him/her in the acknowledgements of an upcoming book.
  • You’ll have access to a secret Facebook group  where I’ll post news about upcoming releases, and info for you to share on your social media networks. Also, that's where we can chat about books, romance, angels, the ridiculous stuff we see online...whatever comes up, as long as its clean and edifying.
  • If you have a Facebook group or blog, and would like to give away one of my eBooks, give me a holler. Chances are, I'll be able to accommodate.
Sound like fun? Want to give it a try? Here's what I'll need from you:
  • A commitment to funnel your enthusiasm into sharing my new releases and event information with friends through social media.
  • A commitment to post at least (2) two photos of book covers when you receive them.
  • A commitment to post a book review on Amazon (fair and honest reviews, of course), within a reasonable time frame of receiving the book. Reviews posted elsewhere are awesome and appreciated, as well.
  • A solemn promise NOT to share your free copies of my eBooks. They are meant for you and you alone. I appreciate your dedication to respecting the work I put into writing by not making it free to the general public.
Still in? Wonderful! Fill out the application and let's get started. 
Naturally there are only so many free books in this world, so not every reader can join. I’ll only be accepting applications for a limited time, and while I appreciate your interest, please understand that requests to join The Messengers are considered on a case-by-case basis.  


Monday, February 5, 2018

Clare Revell: Married by Easter


About
Married by Easter:

What happens when a desperate man seeks a 21st century marriage of convenience?
Confirmed bachelor, Nigel Turner, needs a wife in order to inherit his father's millions. And he needs one in short order. His only option—other than kidnapping, which is illegal—is to use the Internet site Rent-a-Bride.
Chloe Wilkes’s brother signs her up on Rent-a-Bride as a joke, but when Nigel's details end up in her inbox, she decides to get her own back, and reply.
Neither expects to fall in love with an arrangement that was meant to be temporary.

Excerpt:
Another email arrived. Chloe moved the mouse to delete, but instead opened it. She sighed. “Hello, Chloe. My name is Nigel. I read your profile and am contacting you as we are both Christians and have a lot of other things in common. I find myself in a bit of a fix and am hoping we can come to a mutually beneficial agreement. I’ve attached a picture of myself and hope to hear from you soon. Yours faithfully, Nigel Turner.” The email ended with a verse. The joy of the Lord is my strength. Nehemiah 8:10.
She scrolled down the page and looked at the photo.
“Wow.”
Close cropped wavy brown hair, a neat trimmed beard and the most amazing brown eyes she had ever seen. He wore a grey suit and brown tie with a bright white button down shirt. She picked up the bottle of water on the desk and drained it. Be still my heart, the bloke is a hunk. And a Christian.
But still a bloke nonetheless. How did she know he wasn’t a creep like the other emails she’d received?
She took a deep breath. She probably shouldn’t do this, but she was going to reply. “Hello, Nigel. I don’t make it a habit to advertise on sites like this, and I have no desire for a mutually beneficial anything with anyone. Especially when I know next to nothing about you. This is real life, not some trashy romance novel and a casual hook up.” She hit send.

Get your copy of Married by Easter:  Amazon US     Amazon UK      Pelican Book Group
Share a Tweet:  Can Nigel find the wife he needs in six weeks or will he lose his inheritance. Married by Easter by @ClareRevell from @pelican https://tinyurl.com/y8e42bkc


About the Author:

Clare is a British author. She lives in a small town just outside Reading, England with her husband, whom she married in 1992, their three children, and unfriendly mini-panther, aka Tilly the black cat. They have recently been joined by Hedwig and Sirius the guinea pigs. Clare is half English and half Welsh, which makes watching rugby interesting at times as it doesn’t matter who wins.
Writing from an early childhood and encouraged by her teachers, she graduated from rewriting fairy stories through fan fiction to using her own original characters and enjoys writing an eclectic mix of romance, crime fiction and children's stories. When she's not writing, she can be found reading, crocheting or doing the many piles of laundry the occupants of her house manage to make.
Her books are based in the UK, with a couple of exceptions, thus, although the spelling may be American in some of them, the books contain British language and terminology and the more recent ones are written in UK English.
The first draft of every novel is hand written.
She has been a Christian for more than half her life. She goes to Carey Baptist where she is one of four registrars.
She can be found at:
Website          Blog          Pinterest
Instagram      Amazon UK          Amazon.com
Pelican Book Group          Bookbub          Goodreads

She also has a newsletter. You can sign up for it HERE. Your email never gets passed on, and you won’t be inundated with mail either. It’s four maybe five times a year.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Please vote for Autumn Falls!



AUTUMN FALLS is up for January Book of the Month at Long and Short Reviews! Woohooo! 
I'd be honored if you'd pop on over there and vote for the book that best grabs your interest...and I'd be doubly honored if that book happens to be Autumn Falls. :)  

Thanks a bunch! Y'all are the best!

(In case you missed the link above,
here it is: https://wp.me/p2ZcT9-iFu)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Cooking Up Kisses: Five Sweetly Scrumptious Romance Novellas





COOKING UP KISSES: Five Sweetly Scrumptious Romance Novellas is sitting at #4 on Amazon's Christian Fiction Collections & Anthologies list! 

We're so excited...but we'd be over the moon if we reached #1. You can help us do that...just spread the word about this collection of sweet and inspirational romance novellas. At only $.99, it makes a great, inexpensive Valentine gift for all your reader friends. Give the gift of romance!

Here's what's inside:



LOVE ON A DARE BY MARY MANNERS

Alana Mulvaney’s life is in a holding pattern. Consumed by day-to-day operations of the family business, Alana has no time for fun or romance. But a little fun and a whole lot of romance is just what Alana’s sisters have in mind when they learn childhood friend Donovan O’Reilly has returned to town.


Donovan O’Reilly has loved Alana Mulvaney since he moved in next door to her at the age of five. But he broke her heart when he was forced to leave town, and now that he’s returned home to Winding Ridge he has a second chance to prove himself. But is it too late to earn her trust…and her love…again?

HUMMINGBIRD KISSES

Toni Littlebird believes that when she meets the man God created for her, she’ll know—and she’ll love him in that very moment.
But then Dax Hendrick roars into Hummingbird Hollow on a noisy, crippled Harley, stinking up the air and chasing away her beloved hummingbirds. One look into the intruder’s eyes and her heart sinks. He’s “The One.” She’d been right about knowing, but wrong about something far more important: She will never love this man!

HEARTS ON THE HARBOR BY ROBIN BAYNE

Cara Peyton is content with her life, her trendy Baltimore bookshop is perfect for her. But when her ex turns up to remodel the store, asking for a second chance, she’s torn and unsure about risking her heart again. Can he convince her to trust him, and God, before the job is finished?

HIS VALENTINE PROMISE BY DORA HIERS

Another Valentine’s Day and Quinn Randolph prefers to spend it with her sweet rescue lab. Who needs men and their broken promises? Especially Pierce Karson’s! Years ago, his desertion shattered her. Now he’s trying to steal the property she targeted to expand her florist shop! Pierce only wants to belong…and for Quinn to choose him. His Valentine Promise…

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN IN A RED DRESS BY ZOE M. McCARTHY

Candace Parks lives a passionless life in Richmond. The computer programmer returns to the empty family home in the Blue Ridge Mountains solely to evaluate her job, faith, and boyfriend. Her high school crush, Trigg Alderman, who barely remembers her, visits his Gram next door. Sorting her life out? How about nothing of the sort!