Are you excited about Valentine’s Day? The authors at Chick Lit Chat HQ are, and we know quite a bit about romance, not to mention gorgeous guys and swoon-worthy storylines, which is why we’ve put together a fun-filled event that celebrates all these wonderful things.
That’s right, book lovers, it’s time for the Sweet Treats & Yummy Reads Hop! Starting February 12th, 40+ Chick Lit and RomCom authors will be throwing a fabulous, Valentine-themed bash on Facebook and each of us will be offering a GIVEAWAY–books, gift cards, author swag, and lots of other wonderful prizes will be up for grabs!
But wait, there’s more! You know we have the “yummy reads” covered (this group is nothing if not crazy talented), but what about the “sweet treats”? Hold on to your hats, peeps, because CLC HQ has outdone itself this time. We’ll be giving away not one, not two, but THREE Grand Prizes for this hop and each of those lucky winners will receive a 6-pack of Wicked Good Cupcakes!* And the best news of all? You get to choose your own sinfully delicious flavors. (Commence happy dance now.)
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Sweet Treats & Yummy Reads Hop on Facebook and join the group page where you can meet and chat with fellow readers, as well as some of the most popular authors in your favorite genres, plus find the lists of participating authors and enter to win one of the Grand Prizes. We look forward to seeing you there!
*Wicked Good Cupcakes only ships to destinations in the United States, so the Grand Prize portion of this hop will not be open to international entrants. However, the 40+ individual author giveaways will be open internationally.
—–> CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE HOP! <—–
I’ve teamed up with 15 other romance authors to give one lucky reader a chance to win a MASSIVE $160 Amazon gift card. Imagine all the books this money could buy! 😉
All you have to do to take part is follow each participating author on BookBub!
1. Register for your FREE BookBub account.
2. Follow all of us on BookBub!
ES Carter – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/e-s-carter
Fabiola Francisco – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/fabiola-francisco
K. J. Farnham – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/k-j-farnham
Melanie L. Moreland – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/melanie-moreland
Alexandria Bishop – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/alexandria-bishop
Mae Wood – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/mae-wood
Kate Sterritt – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/kate-sterritt
BL Berry – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/b-l-berry
Claire Marta – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/claire-marta
Loriana Cappello – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/loriana-cappello
Jane Harvey-Berrick, Author – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/jane-harvey-berrick
B. Cranford – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/b-cranford
Alyson Santos – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/alyson-santos
Anne Conley – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/anne-conley
Roisin Black – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/roisin-black
Bibi Paterson – https://www.bookbub.com/profile/bibi-paterson
3. Complete the registration form.
Cover Design: Queau Designs
Release Date: March 2018
Ruth Bateman is at her wit’s end. If Bucky’s Beans doesn’t stop spamming her phone with discount codes for frou-frou java concoctions, she’s going to flip. After multiple failed attempts to unsubscribe, Ruth takes to the company’s Facebook page to vent her frustration over the never-ending texts.
When attorney, Henry Mancuso, stumbles upon Ruth’s complaint, he has no idea that a simple Facebook scroll is going to change his life. Now, he has to get Ruth to agree to a class action lawsuit when she’s just looking for some peace on her mobile device—not a drawn-out case against a coffeehouse giant.
As Ruth and Henry battle the legal waters, a friendship full of fun and spontaneity blooms. But could something more be brewing between these two and this coffeehouse case?
★✩★ $20 Amazon Gift Card! ★✩★
See the pinned post on my Facebook page for details.
View teasers and excerpts, and stay up-to-date on ARC signup, blog tour signup, and pre-order information by joining KJ’s reader group or subscribing to her newsletter.
It’s no secret that Click Date Repeat is loosely based on my own online dating experiences. Loosely. Meaning, the book is a work of fiction with splashes of real life here and there. What people (especially those who know me) wonder most often is which character(s) and situation(s) are based on fact. So I’m here today to reveal a sliver of truth…
Let’s start with this review of Click Date Repeat:
“I wasn’t really enjoying this read to start with, but then the Angel Lady prediction crap pushed me over the edge. She suddenly remembers this clairvoyant she had gone to a while back and so that’s the day all of the predictions start happening? Yeah, ok.” (Goodreads Reviewer)
I laughed out loud when I read this. I know, crazy, right? I mean, she didn’t enjoy the story from the start. So why would I laugh? Because the Angel Lady “crap” is real.
Here are the the Angel Lady’s notes from the reading she gave me over a decade ago. (Blacked out text for privacy.) I was highly skeptical from the time of the reading up until the things she mentioned started happening.
A lot of what she said did not get written down, such as predictions about my liver dysfunction and my future husband. But as you can see, she predicted two boys as well as aches and pains in my feet/legs. Today I have two sons, and you can read about the rest of her predictions in Click Date Repeat. Sure, it could all be a coincidence, but there’s more.
The next image shows some notes I took when I had a second phone reading with the Angel Lady in 2007. At the time, my husband and I both had jobs we loved, we owned a home in Milwaukee, and we had no plans to have another child. We also didn’t think we’d move anywhere else until our two little boys were much older, and even if we did, it wouldn’t be far considering most of my family and friends live in the Milwaukee area. So when the Angel Lady told me we weren’t “settled” yet and that a move to the west was in store for us, I thought she was nuts. I even told her we had no plans to move. But guess what? Four years later, my husband was offered a job transfer, and certain undesirable things were happening with my job as a teacher (look up union battles and teacher protests in the state of Wisconsin if you’re interested). So after much deliberation, I resigned from teaching and my husband took the westward job transfer.
As for that third child, we actually decided to try for a pregnancy before my husband was offered the job transfer. For nearly two years I tracked my cycle, and I finally got pregnant in 2010 only to miscarry at eleven weeks. So we figured it wasn’t meant to be, and we were done done. Imagine our surprise when I ended up pregnant with our daughter a couple of weeks after we moved into our new house.
So there you have it. The Angel Lady is real. I didn’t originally plan to include her in Click Date Repeat, but then about halfway through, I remembered her and decided all the “crap” she predicted would be an interesting and somewhat amusing addition to the story. 🙂
Click Date Repeat is FREE and available on all platforms!
“From the first hilarious and disastrous date, I thought that this was going to be a lighthearted, humorous look at online dating, but what you get is so much more.” – Books, Chocolate and Wine
NOTE: Anyone who reviews the Click Date Repeat box set through September 15 will be entered for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Click for details.
Click Date Repeat Series Box Set
(Click Date Repeat #1-2)
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Click Date Repeat Series Box Set (Click Date Repeat, Click Date Repeat Again)
These books are full-length standalone contemporary women’s fiction novels with adult language and happily ever afters.
Click Date Repeat
These days, finding love online is as commonplace as ordering that coveted sweater. But back in 2003, the whole concept of internet dating was still quite new, with a stigma attached to it that meant those who were willing to test the waters faced a fair amount of skepticism from friends and family.
Such is the case for Chloe Thompson, a restless 20-something tired of the typical dating scene and curious about what she might find inside her parents’ computer. With two serious but failed relationships behind her, Chloe isn’t even entirely sure what she’s looking for. She…
View original post 593 more words
Hey, book lovers! Remember those summer reading programs from when we were kids? You would read a certain number of books and get a pizza. Or maybe if you completed a list of books you received a certificate and a prize from the librarian. Why should the fun end just because we’re adults? Join us this summer for the inaugural Romantic Summer Reading Challenge!
Now through midnight (CDT) September 4, read all ten books on our reading list to win prizes. This year’s featured books include:
How does it work? When you finish each book on the list, leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Then, once you are done with all ten, copy the links on the ENTRY FORM, complete the rest of the information, and submit it. After September 4, everyone who completes the challenge will receive a free ebook from one of the authors’ backlist. You will also be entered in the drawing for a chance to win one of ten prize packages created by the authors (valued at $20 each) and the grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card. (No purchase necessary to win. Prize packages limited to U.S. residents only this year.)
What if you’ve already read one (or more) of the books on this list? It still counts. Just post your review and share the link on the form. If this sounds like fun way to discover new authors, score a free book, and enter for a chance to win prizes, please join us! You can also follow the Facebook page, which will include author takeovers that give you a chance to interact with authors and other readers throughout the summer.
Display this graphic on your website or use it as your profile pic on Facebook to let all of your bookish friends know you’re a 2017 Summer Reading Challenge participant!
LIFT 4 Autism Online Auction: Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28
A mystery to some. A way of life for others. A cause for all since it is now the fastest growing and most common disability in the US. 1 in every 68 children are diagnosed with Autism. Many of these kids will rely on their parents to some degree, depending on severity, all their lives, with estimated costs between 5 to 7 million dollars in services and care over their lifetime. Many of the services those living with Autism require are not covered by insurance. It is an expensive and difficult lifelong diagnosis to navigate.
Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan started LIFT 4 Autism a few years ago as a charitable initiative rallying the romance reading community in April, which is Autism Awareness/Acceptance month. All proceeds go to this year’s charitable partner Kulture City, who is doing amazing things for Autism families. Discover more about them at kulturecity.org. Specifically, LIFT will benefit Kulture City’s lifeBOKS program, which provides families with free kits to curtail wandering, a common and potentially life threatening challenge. Proceeds will also benefit Kulture City’s tablet program, which provides iPads to improve communication for non and limited verbal children on the spectrum to families who cannot afford them.
HOW WILL WE RAISE FUNDS?
- Online Auction, featuring many of your favorite romance authors!
Browse all the amazing items up for bid here: charityauction.bid/lift4autism
The auction will be LIVE and open for bidding Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28.
- 1-Click the YA Fantasy Anthology Ever In the After for 99¢
*All proceeds go to LIFT 4 Autism!
- Buy LIFT Wear! (t-shirts, mugs, totes, etc…)
- Make a financial donation through the LIFT Campaign.
Don’t miss a thing this month!
*Subscribe to the LIFT mailing list at lift4autism.com.
*Join the LIFT Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1705524696326889/
*Support the LIFT Thunderclap Campaign: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/54946-lift-4-autism-auction
*Follow us on Instagram:
*Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LIFT4Autism
Title: Click. Date. Repeat. Again
Series: Click. Date. Repeat. Series
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Release Date: April 19th, 2017
Never in her wildest dreams would Jess Mason ever imagine herself being a part of the online dating hype. Yet here she is smack-dab in the middle of it all. And she’s dated her fair share of online crazies to be a new connoisseur of all the weirdos out in the cyber world. After a slew of bad dates and pussy (cat that is) pictures, Jess knows that she needs to finally commit to something—or someone. And suddenly there he is, a man she can actually imagine herself with.
But when Jess is faced with an undeniable attraction to a handsome, unavailable co-worker, she’s conflicted about continuing her quest for Mr. Right-At-Her-Fingertips. Now, it’s feast or famine—and she’s not willing to starve. She certainly can’t have both–that wouldn’t be right. After all, that’s the “old Jess.” The new Jess is ready to start clicking with someone special and make a real love connection.
**This book is a spinoff of Click Date Repeat, so it can be read as a standalone.**