Friday, February 12, 2016

Burned Book Blast

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BURNEDLanna is trying to run away from her past. When her best friend, Holly, invited her to visit the small, coastal town of Harmony Bay, Lanna decided to take her up on the offer. In fact, she loved Harmony Bay so much she decided to stay.

Jake is no stranger to secrets, lies, and manipulation. He’s been dealt more than his fair share of each. He’s sworn off women indefinitely. But there’s something about the girl rooming with his friend, Max. He just can’t shake the thoughts of her out of his head.

Will the two of them be able to work through the complications of their pasts? Or are they just setting themselves up to be burned again?

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About the author:

Amity lives in beautiful northern Minnesota with her two sons, two cats and their Rottweiler.

She has a degree in elementary education and worked in that field for ten years before deciding to self-publish.

Her first self-published novel, Twisted, was listed by Amazon as a Top 100 Kids & Teens Kindle Book of 2012. It hit Amazon's Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance Best Sellers List in several countries. Truths and Dares held the #1 position on Amazon's Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance eBooks in the UK.

If she's not writing, or spending time with her boys, she's most likely reading.

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Prize: Paperback copy of Ditched, a paperback copy of Burned , a pair of handmade earrings

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Fav Authors Team Up To Help Animal Charities!

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What could make seven contemporary romance shorts by award-winning and best-selling authors even better? Add seven sweet, scene-stealing pets . . . and then make the whole project a benefit for animal rescue charities!

That's just what we've done. LOVE PAWS features short stories with a little bit of steam, a little of sweet and happy endings all around. Each story also includes a pet, just to give the romance a little boost.

This anthology releases April 18th, in celebration of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. You can preorder your copy today exclusively through iBooks.


Becca Boyd: Fire Up

Rene Folsom: By Chance: A Playing Games Spin-off Novella

Alison Foster: Saving Grace: A Beautiful Ruin Story

Olivia Hardin: All in the Takeoff: A Rawley Family Romance

Tawdra Kandle: My One and Always (An Always Love Short)

Lyssa Layne: Dig Deep

Juli Valenti: Taunt : A Twisted Wolf Tale


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Our First Placement!

OMG! We have our first placement!! I can't believe I haven't told you all about this sooner. But honestly, I'm so tired, I'm just in zombie mode. Let me just start at the beginning.
It was a Monday evening and I'm sitting in a super boring Cookie Training meeting for Girl Scouts. All of the ladies there are being super rude to me, saying i don't really have a troop because I only have 2 girls. Apparently you have to have 5. I had 7 when I started but when it came time to pay, no body came back. Despite my efforts to throw parties at my own cost to recruit, but that's a whole other story. I'm at this meeting texting my husband about how rude these ladies are and he starts telling me to go out in the hallway and call him. I'm thinking hes just saying that to give me an out. I'm just not that kind of person to get up and walk out. Like, I would hold a pee for 8 hours to keep from interrupting or drawing attention to myself. Anyway, he keeps on, that he really, really needs to talk to me. So I give in. I'm embarrassed but, oh well, he's my hubby. I go out in the hallway and he tells me DCS called about possibly having a premature baby girl for us to foster.
"What?! (Screw not drawing attention to myself.) What did you say? You told them yes, right? You better call them back right now and say Yes! We definitely want her!" So at this point I'm buzzing with excitement! The next day they called and said they got the detention order and she would be coming into care with us. So that night I got to go up to the hospital and just hold her. I just fell in love with her teeny little 5lb self. I stayed there holding her until I had just enough time to get home for my hubby to leave for work. The next night I stayed the night at the hospital with her to make sure I knew what to do with her apnea monitor and she's been at home with us ever since.
Hubby came up with her nickname which is also what we'll call her here. Half Pint.
This was her all dolled up in her Christmas dress. Yep. She got to spend Christmas with us. She's been here for 4 weeks today. She's growing and changing so much, and I'm sure that you know why I can't show you her pretty little face. But just believe me when I say, she's absolutely gorgeous. We just can't get enough of her.
Well, she's starting to move around and soon she'll be calling for me in her grunty little way. I better get a bottle ready.

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon. I'm looking forward to sharing this journey with you all. 

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Checkout The New Covers Of Some Of My Favorite Books

Anna Avery series

Anna Avery has a new story and GORGEOUS, brand new covers!


Anna Avery series - TamingTaming the Wolf

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Attacked by a wolf while hiking, Anna Avery's life just got a little hairier. Living in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming, with a group of werewolves who are more animal than human, Anna must try to hold onto her human side. It's not easy when the alpha continues to persuade her into his bed, while another wolf is chomping at the bit to become her mate. To top it all off, dead bodies are showing up and it just so happens that Anna was the last to see them alive. She'll have to work to prove her innocence and taming the wolf who bites first and asks questions never.

Because of the sexual nature, this book is intended for readers 18 and older.



Anna Avery series - embracing Embracing the Wolf

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For the first time, Anna Avery was looking forward to the future. She’s mated to her soul mate. The pack has become her new family, and she has friends she can confide in. She had every reason to look ahead, until a vision put her future happiness in jeopardy.

Someone is set on destroying her mate, Adam, and only Anna can prevent this possible future. While trying to unravel the hazy web of her premonition, she finds out the annual pack conference will take place on her mountain. And Adam’s parents will be attending. As only a “made” wolf, Anna will have to face their prejudice and possibly make the hardest decision she has ever had to make. Because saving Adam’s life might just mean walking away from him for forever.


Anna Avery series - ruling
Ruling the Wolf

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stephanie nelsonStephanie resides in the Midwest with her husband and their furry children. She considers herself a homebody and is perfectly okay with that. She enjoys reading, fishing, playing board games and video games. She's obsessed with Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong. She loves hearing from her readers, and even saves the messages when she needs a little pick-me-up.
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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Cancer Vaccine???

Monkey had his check up at the doctor a couple weeks ago. He's 10! So weird. I still feel like he's my little boy. Anyway, while we were there, the nurse says to me, "Has anyone talked to you about the cancer vaccine?" What?! I wouldn't consider myself medically savvy, but I like to think I would know if there was a vaccine for cancer. So I say "What?" And then she drops the hammer, "the HPV vaccine." Ummmm, Hell no. I've read terrible stories about it. I don't know much else about it, but for me, it's just way too new for you to experiment with it on my kids. As far as I know, my kids don't have any extra familial risk on cancer. We've been blessed that we haven't lost any one to that terrible disease.
Now, my other issue is that, I've always loved my pediatrician's office, but now I'm kind of put off by how the nurse tried to push that on me. I'm grateful that I had actually heard of this vaccine and know that it is risky, but I fear that there are other parents may not know anything about it. I mean, when you call it the cancer vaccine, who wouldn't want to jump on that? Plus, other doctors don't give it until they're 11. When I asked about that, she tells me that they will give it as young as 9. 9! Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't HPV come from/get passed by having multiple sexual partners? Why would a 9 year old need a vaccine for basically an STD?
Like I said though, I don't know much about it and that's why I'm choosing not to give it to my kids. What did you decide? And why?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Reply? Finally!!

      Oh My Gosh! I finally got a reply back from our foster care specialist. Sadly they are extremely busy in the work that they do. But it was good news! I have been emailing her just to let her know not to forget about us. I don't want to be too pushy and risk her putting our paperwork at the bottom of the stack just because I'm annoying the crap out of her. This last email I said, "Hey, I just wanted to let you know we haven't changed our minds." And I got a reply back! She said she plans to have our home study written by the end of next week! Yay! I don't know how long it takes for us to be officially licensed after that, but its a step in the right direction! Woohoo!! I'm so ready! My kids are starting to wonder if it's really happening. It seemed like we had to do a lot really quickly so it was a big thing in our house for a little while, then nothing at all for the last month. But now, finally, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I'm so excited to fill our empty room with children who need us. What better way to honor the Lord, than to open our hearts and our homes to His children... Gives me goose bumps just thinking about it.
     Thank you all for tuning in to this journey with me. I can't wait till I have more to share with you!