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Plan Bea – Winter Blues Massive Book Giveaway

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The lovely Hilary Grossman (author of Plan Bea and Dangled Carat) is hosting a MASSIVE giveaway event. If you are a lover of women’s fiction and chick lit, you must check it out!

The giveaway is taking place in TWO locations. Some of the entry forms are available on Hilary’s Website, and the rest can be found on Facebook.

Make sure you visit BOTH so you can enter to win all 44 books!

Participating Authors:

AL Wadington | Amy Gettinger | Andrea Murray | Becky Monson | Cat Lavoie | Christine Ardigo | Corbin Lewars | Dahlia Salvatore | Erin Cawood | Gynis Astie | Hilary Grossman | JC Miller | Jenn Farwell | Jennifer Silvec | Jenny Gardiner | Kandi Wyatt | KJ Farnham | Laura Chapman | Maggie Van Well | Martha Reynolds | Meredith Schorr | Rachel Thompson | Rich Amooi | Samantha March | Scarlett Darkwood | SK Wills | Stacey Ballis | Suzy Jay | TB Markinson | Vicki Lesage

*This event ends on January 23 at 1 pm EST.

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Author Winifred Morris

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Winifred Morris has built and remodeled houses and helped plant more than a million trees. She is the author of several award-winning children’s books, five picture books and four novels for the young–or young at heart. Her debut novel for adults, Of Mice and Money, falls into the genre of humorous women’s fiction, and her second novel, Bombed, is a comic romantic suspense.

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If you’d like to connect with Winifred Morris or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of Bombed, visit Winifred’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

Rock ‘n’ Roll, Romance, and a Bomb!

Annie is the front woman of a rock ‘n’ roll band, playing sleazy bars and barely making enough money for gas to the next town. So she’s also making deliveries for some old hippie friends of the family. This means there’s no room in her life for a man. Too risky for both him and her.

Then she meets Wes, and her heart goes into a Reggae beat. But he’s an undercover agent hoping to bust her and her hippie friends. Next her gentle but schizophrenic uncle gets pulled into a plot to bomb a Fourth of July parade. Add to her troubles a broke broker now turned kidnapper and a bass player who doesn’t like to think too much.

Annie needs to rescue her uncle, stop the bomb, and get Wes out of her life! But does she really want Wes out of her life?

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Author Willow Sanders

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Willow Sanders is a native Chicagoan, vegetarian, and lover of big words. She randomly bursts into song and has been known to carry on entire conversations (with those worthy of the challenge) in song lyrics. The same can also be said for movie quotes. She’s quirky and sarcastic and would rather be dancing in the rain than waiting for a storm to pass.

Dirty Little Secret is Willow’s debut novel. The sequel, Secrets of the Heart, is now available!

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If you’d like to connect with Willow Sanders or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of Dirty Little Secret, visit Willow’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

Who is the girl with the red-soled shoe? A Cinderella she certainly isn’t! A self-proclaimed nerd, twenty four year old Hillary Sloan isn’t the helpless damsel in anyone’s fairy tale. An Ivy League graduate who is hoping to get noticed as she works her way up the corporate ladder, she’s desperate to keep her alcohol fueled night of bad decisions under wraps. But, what about the DJ? Bert “DJ XTC” Morder was on the air at his overnight radio job when an old friend called him and asked to use the bathroom. He had a thing for high-heeled shoes, especially those fancy ones with the red soles Hillary was wearing. A little flirting, a kiss or ten and suddenly the pair found themselves smack dab in the middle of a scandal of epic proportions. How long can their dirty little secret stay under wraps? Hillary and Bert would have loved to keep their tawdry little romp strictly between friends, but there’s the unfortunate incident of the studio’s live stream they have to contend with. Now, all of Chicago is wondering exactly who the girl in the red-soled shoes had been. What other secrets are they hiding, and what will happen when Hillary’s dirty little secret gets exposed?

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Author Tina Ness

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Tina Ness grew up in Minnesota where she still resides with her husband, two daughters and two crazy Boxers. Tina is a romance junkie, food and wine lover, fitness junkie and nutrition enthusiast. She enjoys cross-country skiing, boating, music, photography, travel and simply anything that inspires her.

It Will Always Be You is Tina’s debut novel. She is currently working on the sequel.

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If you’d like to connect with Tina Ness or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of It Will Always Be You, visit Tina’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

After surviving four years with a commitment-phobic boyfriend, Elizabeth wants nothing more than to settle down. Too bad the man she desires, Marshall Roderick, leaves her flustered, trembling, and unable to utter a single word when he’s near.

Assuming he’s the very definition of a womanizing bachelor, Elizabeth relegates him to fantasyland and makes no move to get to know him. That is, until a chance encounter along the shores of Lake Superior leads to drinks and a steamy romance.

Confident, successful, and freakishly handsome, Marshall is everything Elizabeth has been looking for. But when an unthinkable act of violence shakes them both to the core, she discovers that Marshall isn’t as carefree and put-together as he led her to believe.

Now it’s up to Marshall and Elizabeth to figure out if their love can heal the scars of the past and turn them into the people they’ve always wanted to be.

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Author Tess Woods

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Tess Woods is a health professional who lives in Perth, Australia with one husband, two children, one dog and one cat who rules over all of them. Love at First Flight is her first novel. When she isn’t working or being a personal assistant to her kids, Tess enjoys reading and all kinds of grannyish pleasures like knitting, baking, drinking tea, watching Downton Abbey and tending to the veggie patch.

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If you’d like to connect with Tess Woods or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of Love at First Flight, visit Tess’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

Looking back on it now, I can see it was instant. The second we locked eyes. Boom. Just like that. The me I had spent a lifetime perfecting began its disintegration from that moment. And despite the carnage it brought to all our lives, I still don’t regret it.

What would you risk to be with the love of your life? And what if your soul mate is the one who will destroy you?

Mel is living the dream. She’s a successful GP, married to a charming anaesthetist and raising a beautiful family in their plush home in Perth. But when she boards a flight to Melbourne, she meets Matt and her picture perfect Stepford life unravels as she falls in love for the first time ever.

What begins as a flirty conversation between strangers quickly develops into a hot and obsessive affair with disastrous consequences neither Mel nor Matt could have ever seen coming. Mel’s dream life turns into her worst nightmare.

Love at First Flight will take everything you believe about what true love is and spin it on its head.

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Author Susan Murphy

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Susan Murphy is a Civil Marriage Celebrant based in South Australia. With over 8 years experience, she’s had the pleasure and blessing of conducting ceremonies all over the country including weddings, baby naming’s, commitment ceremonies, funerals and anything else that has been requested by a client. The stranger the better!

With a passion for words and a determination to one day (even if it was from the nursing home) become a writer, she made a fateful decision to attend a Masterclass with the amazing Fiona McIntosh, and from there Confetti Confidential was born.

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If you’d like to connect with Susan Murphy or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of Confetti Confidential: They Do, I Don’t, visit Susan’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

How can you be a part of a couple’s big day when your own love life is crumbling?

Her once happy life in tatters thanks to a cheating husband, lackluster career and a wrinkling face, Viv no longer believes in love and happiness. In fact, she hates them both. The problem is that as a marriage celebrant, gleeful love is what she has to deal with every day.

With 10 hilarious and tragic weddings (and a funeral) to get through before she can give up being a celebrant, can she prove that love and happiness are the pathetic hopes of the naive, or will fate intervene and show her that what she secretly craves could be right in front of her?

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Author Samantha March

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Samantha March fell in love with books at a young age. Thanks to her mother and grandmother, both avid readers, Samantha followed in their footsteps. Field trips to the library highlighted her week, and she went on to do volunteer work at her local library while in middle school. Her early works closely resembled characters from The Baby-Sitters Club and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movies. In high school, Samantha excelled in writing courses and even the mundane tasks of writing history papers.

A slew of real work wake-up calls caused Samantha to shelve her dream of becoming an author. She took what she considered the practical route and enrolled in a business college in Des Moines, Iowa, where she graduated with honors in 2009. But her thoughts of writing never dissolved. In October of 2009, Samantha started the book blog ChickLitPlus.com. From her small blog, Samantha met fellow readers and writers who pushed her to continue her goal of becoming published.

Samantha March founded Marching Ink and has published three novels since – Destined to Fail, The Green Ticket and A Questionable Friendship. Samantha currently lives in Iowa with her new husband and newer puppy. Besides reading, writing, and ChickLitPlus responsibilities, Samantha enjoys sports–especially the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs–and will never refuse ice cream.

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If you’d like to connect with Samantha March or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of A Questionable Friendship, visit Samantha’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

Brynne Ropert and Portland Dolish have been best friends since being paired as roommates in college. Seven years later they are now twenty-five, married, and living in Maine–– but the two women couldn’t be more different. Brynne finds fulfillment in her life as a wife, mother and owner of a small café and bookshop, but is struggling to expand her family. Portland is still coping with her mother’s death during her childhood, and her marriage is unraveling before her eyes. Portland envies her friend’s seemingly stable and easy life while Brynne doesn’t understand the growing distance between them and cannot begin to guess what secret Portland is hiding about her husband and crumbling marriage. While one woman feels shut out, the other enters into a web of lies to protect herself.

A Questionable Friendship explores what really makes someone a true friend, a support system, a sister. How much trust goes into a friendship and when is being a friend not enough? Brynne and Portland’s story will attempt to answer those questions, and show that happily ever after isn’t in the cards for everyone.

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Author Michele Tucker

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Michele Tucker is a Christan fiction author, wife, and mother to three boys. When not busy homeschooling her two oldest children or teaching little ones at her church, she finds time to write.

What’s Left of Us is her debut novel, and she is currently working on the sequel, All About Us.

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If you’d like to connect with Michele Tucker or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of What’s Left of Us, visit Michele’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

A year ago their lives were changed forever.

Calla Jensen, a college freshman at University of Alabama, can’t move on. Her loss of faith in God, and in herself, has her frozen and stagnant. But time doesn’t stop for any one, and no matter how much she fights it, making new friends and leaving her past behind is inevitable.

When her college roommate drags her to an event on campus, she doesn’t expect to come face to face with the person whose life she almost ruined. Old wounds open up and together they must come to terms with the events that led to three best friends being torn apart.

But Calla has been keeping something back, and it could destroy the fragile ties she is slowly building back with the people she loves. Can faith be renewed and can God help her heal?

What happened the day everything fell apart?

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Author Mae Wood

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Mae Wood enjoys gardening and more than the occasional glass of wine. With a full-time job and a little one at home, she writes whenever her busy schedule allows.

Mae’s debut novel, Risking Ruin, is a standalone that blends the styles of chick-lit and steamy contemporary romance to create a world filled with strong characters in the lush environment of Memphis, Tennessee.

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If you’d like to connect with Mae Wood or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of Risking Ruin, visit Mae’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

Marisa Tanner’s most important client, multi-billion dollar family-owned Brannon Company, has been sued by nine of its employees for sexual harassment. Marisa is a pro at handling sexual harassment allegations, but will she be able to handle the CEO’s prodigal son as well as she can handle the lawsuits?

Clients are off-limits and Marisa could lose her law license and livelihood, but Memphis playboy Trip keeps making strong plays for her. Their attraction is undeniable and chemistry electric. Can she have her career and Trip, too, or will she have to choose?

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Author Laura Chapman

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Laura Chapman is a native Nebraskan who loves football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Until she fulfills her dream of landing a British husband or becoming a Disney princess, you can find her in a bar penning her next novel.

She is the author of The Marrying Type, Hard Hats and Doormats and the Autumn and Tuck series, which appear in Merry & Bright and A Kind of Mad Courage.

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If you’d like to connect with Laura Chapman or learn more about her, she can be found on the following social media sites:


For a chance to win a copy of The Marrying Type, visit Laura’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

Always the wedding planner, never a bride, Elliot Lynch is famous for orchestrating the splashiest weddings in Charleston, South Carolina. When her father’s sloppy management practices leave them on the brink of bankruptcy, Elliot will do whatever it takes to save the family business. When asked to appear on “The Marrying Type,” a reality TV show about the people behind the scenes as couples exchange I dos, she says yes to the invasion of privacy (and the hefty paycheck that comes with it).

With a camera crew capturing every detail of her life, Elliot faces her most challenging contract yet: planning a wedding where her ex is involved in every part of the process. Add in a lazy assistant, liquor-loving bridesmaid, and rival planner encroaching on her turf, and Elliot’s wedding season goes from high-end to high-stress.

Forced to confront her past, Elliot must live out her troubled present on national TV if she has any hope of saving her future.