Thursday, March 24, 2016

Today is the big day!

Whahoo! Today is the big day. In The Dying Light, the Second book in the Secret Keeper series, is officially available to purchase!

What do fans of the series say?
When I started the book, I didn't have any expectation since this is a first time author for me.
The story starts to get intense after Winter meets the Secret Keeper and it kept me on my toes till the end, making me wonder what would happen next during each scene. I went through the whole gamut of human emotions from guilt to happiness to horror to sorrow through the heroine. Not even Liam with his mature understanding and support at the end garnered that much liking from me as much as Winter did. She is a finely crafted character who easily had me grasped in her feelings and thoughts. If I had a chance to grab the sequel's copy right now, I would.”
            -Florie, Travelogue of a Book

“The characters in this book are so well developed that you feel dragged into the story, as you were living it. When someone screams you'll want to scream, when someone laughs you'll want to laugh and everything from true happiness to shear horror, that's the feelings span of this book and you'll love it.
-Anna, Book Addict

“OMG!!! This is a fantastic story. One that is magical and leaves you hanging by the edge of the page….
-Darlene, Mousey Books

If you haven’t read book one, The Secret Keeper, check it out here

In book one, Winter Merrill discovers the secret keeper and pays a steep price to have her mistake erased. Winter then finds herself becoming the thing she hates most.  In The Dying Light, follows Winter and her childhood sweetheart, Liam as they leave High School and try to survive college. 

Here’s the blurb you’ll read on the back of the book.
Winter Merrill knew it would be difficult when she took on an ancient curse to save her family, but couldn’t have imagined the isolated existence she would inherit. When her long-time boyfriend’s demanding college schedule competes with her needs, Winter is left completely alone to fight the dark secrets she bares. At her breaking point, a stranger enters Winter’s life, one who understands how she feels and more importantly knows how to eliminate the curse. Will his friendship be a new beginning for Winter or will it prove to be her demise?

Yep…it’s as intense as the first book!

Thanks for stopping by to celebrate the big release day! If you want to learn more about work or pick up In The Dying Light, here’s your link for Amazon Buy In The Dying Light and later this week it will be available on I-books, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and Smashword.

Also come and find me. I love to connect with my readers as more than I love chocolate and that’s saying something!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

My first Amazon giveaway!

For the longest time Amazon was behind the times and you could only do a paperback book giveaway on Goodreads. Didn't they know we're all reading on our tablets or our kindles or even sneaking a peek while we waited in line to find out would happen to our favorite characters on our phones?  I guess they did because now Amazon has a giveaway program for e-books and I am running my first giveaway to get the word out about the Secret Keeper series!

In fact, book two In The Dying Light, book two in the Secret Keeper series is set to release on March 25! So...I decided to give away four copies of The Secret Keeper through Amazon. All you have to do is take a second to enter and hopefully this suspenseful young adult story will be yours!

Enter to win here

Just remember, it's not the first secret that gets you, it's the second one. -Winter Merrill

 And FYI, this giveaway is just the beginning so watch for more fun stuff coming up! Meanwhile best of luck and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

That "ahhhh" feeling-

I want to welcome the talented Tamie Dearden to my blog and let her tell you all about her upcoming release and whatever else she wants:) Take it away Tamie...
Do you love that "ahhhh" feeling you get when you read a sweet romance? Especially when you get to that inevitable happy ending? Tamie Dearen's romantic comedy series, The Best Girls, can satisfy that craving. And the first book of the series, Her Best Match, is currently free. But beware.... it's addicting! The limited-time price-reduction for Her Best Match is already in effect, in preparation for March 13, the day of the big sale and the release of A Rose in Bloom, a serial romantic comedy. Unlike anything you've ever read before, A Rose in Bloom was written and published in small parts, week-by-week, on Tamie Dearen's blog, to the simultaneous delight and frustration of her devoted readers. Now, for the first time, the complete serial romance will be available to read as a novella. You can pre-order for only 99¢, but only though the March 13 release day!

Blurb: Feisty, stubborn, and bored with life in Texas, Anne Best is about to get more than she bargained for. The lovely widow heads off to the Big Apple for a job interview, expecting no more than a few days adventure in New York City, only to find herself with a new job working for the most infuriating man she's ever met. Billionaire Steven Gherring is one of New York's Most Eligible Bachelors, and he has every intention of staying that way. But Gram has other ideas. She's on a not-so-secret campaign to find a wife for her grandson. As fearless as she is clumsy, Anne tackles every challenge (including her new boss) enthusiastically, with two lone exceptions... public speaking and recognizing her own feelings. Passions rise along with hemlines as Gram joins forces with Anne, a veteran matchmaker, to find the perfect match for Steven.

Get Her Best Match free on Amazon, Nook, iTunes, and Kobo!

Own the entire Best Girls Series for $9! Blurb: Elyssa Rose has delicate flowers in her hands and a muscular guy on her mind. The talented owner of A Rose in Bloom is determined to make a success of her floral business. And she doesn't want or need a man's help or interference! But trouble shows up in the form of her handsome, but antagonistic, neighbor, Jaxon McCall, a gym owner whose sole purpose is to buy her building from her. Jaxon McCall once had his eye on Elyssa's building, but now he can't take his eyes off her. Magnetic attraction draws them together, even as their stubborn personalities drive them apart. A Rose in Bloom is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Discounted to 99¢ through the March 13 release date!

BIO Tamie Dearen lives with her very romantic husband of thirty-three years. She has two beautiful daughters, two amazing son-in-laws, and one awesome grandson. She plays piano, flute, harmonica, keyboards, and guitar, and loves composing and art. And she hates housework. She has been a dentist in private practice for thirty years. She stays busy playing on her church's praise team and leading a weekly Bible study. In her spare time, she writes books. Tamie specializes in writing “clean’ books without excessive violence, offensive language, or explicit sex. She has published a Romantic Comedy series called The Best Girls, which includes a free novella and four full-length novels, and recently published her first Christian Romance, Noelle’s Golden Christmas. She has also published the two books in a Young Adult Fantasy series, Alora: The Wander-Jewel, and Alora: The Portal. To combine her love of music with her writing, Tamie composed the background music for the Alora Series video trailer and a Christmas song, which is linked in the back of Noelle’s Golden Christmas. Her latest book, A Rose in Bloom, a romantic comedy serial story, is available for pre-order and will be released March 13. Tamie met her husband as a freshman in college when she acted out of character on a whim. One night in the library lobby, she spied a cute guy with his first name written on the back of his shirt. She called out his name. When he approached to talk to her, she pretended that she'd met him before, asking about his classes and how he liked college. To her surprise and delight, he also pretended that he knew her, but of course he didn't know her name. They continued this false relationship for two months. Each time they saw each other, an event that occurred three times per week at the cafeteria, he would pretend he knew her. Meanwhile, all of Tamie's friends were careful not to reveal her name to him. When he finally admitted his ignorance of her name, he was astonished to learn the truth. And the rest is history. Find Tamie Dearen on social media. Facebook: Twitter: Website: Tamie Dearen's Amazon Page Follow Tamie Dearen on BookBub!