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Author Hilary Grossman

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Hilary Grossman lives on Long Island and is the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer by day and writer by night. She loves finding humor in everyday life and has an unhealthy addiction to denim and shoes.

Hilary once dated a guy who was such a commitment-phobe that she was inspired to write a book about their relationship. The result? Her first novel, Dangled Carat.

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


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

For every girl who wondered if she should love him or dump him…..

For every girl who listened to her heart instead of her friends advice….

For every girl who l wondered if she was wasting her time dating that guy….

meet Hilary….

She had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship–why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn’t ready–and their friends’ meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year’s Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point.

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Author Helen Peterson

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Helen Peterson is a native of Toronto, Canada. She went to college to pursue marketing but currently works at a bank as an administrative assistant. Helen has always loved telling a story, especially through song. She starred in high school musical theatre productions, such as Oliver! and Anything Goes. Her love of writing and telling stories that others can relate to helped her to complete her first novel, Give Your Heart a Break. Helen currently resides in Markham, Ontario.

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


For a chance to win a copy of Give Your Heart a Break, visit Helen’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

Gorgeous? Check.

Wealthy? Check.

Sweet? Double check.

When Rachel Thomas meets Mason Conner, it seems she has found a man who is everything she’s ever wanted. After years of the single girl life in New York City, she’s due for some luck in the romance department. But with her less than stellar track record, Rachel can’t seem to let go of her past failures to fall too hard. That is until Mason’s ex-fiancé reappears, determined to steal him back.

With more than winning Mr. Perfect’s heart on the line, is Rachel finally ready to give her heart a break?

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Author Cat Lavoie

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Cat Lavoie was born in the small town of Jonquière in Québec, Canada. At the age of nineteen, she packed up her things (mostly books) and moved to the big city of Montreal where she currently lives with her tempestuous cat Abbie—who is both adorable and quite possibly evil.

An incurable Anglophile since her university days where she studied English Literature, she can often be found daydreaming about her next trip to London. Since she’s an expert at the art of procrastination, Cat is easily distracted by cooking and home improvement shows—even though she’s not particularly good at either.

Cat grew up watching soap operas and legal dramas and—had she not decided to be a claims analyst by day and write chick lit by night—she would have probably become a designer suit-wearing lawyer. Or a character on All My Children (which is what she really wanted to be when she was twelve).

Cat’s first novel, Breaking the Rules, was published in 2012. Her second, Zoey & the Moment of Zen, was published in 2013 and has also been released in as part of an anthology entitled Twenty-Something. Twenty-Something also includes stories by Laura Chapman and Samantha March, who are also participating in the Readers Appreciation Author Hop.

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


For a chance to win a copy of Zoey & the Moment of Zen, visit Cat’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

When coffee shop owner Zoey Everwood takes her obsession with ex-boyfriend Braden too far, everyone—except Zoey—is convinced a bit of fun in the sun at the Moment of Zen Wellness Resort will help her get over him once and for all.

But Zoey’s relaxing vacation turns out to be anything but peaceful when she meets Shane Lawson, a resort guest who bears a striking resemblance to Braden. And things get even more complicated when the resort’s owner starts spilling secrets about Zoey’s aunt Nessa, the woman who raised her. Add a snarky Wellness Coordinator and Nate Holmes—Shane’s grumpy friend—to the mix, and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect tropical storm.

When Zoey comes back home with a new husband instead of tacky souvenirs, she must convince everyone she hasn’t completely lost her mind. As Zoey and Shane struggle to keep the magic alive outside the resort, Zoey discovers that she isn’t the only one having trouble letting go of the past. And when Nate drops a bombshell that changes everything, Zoey must decide if the old saying is true—what happens at the Moment of Zen stays at the Moment of Zen.

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Author Carol Maloney Scott

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Carol Maloney Scott grew up in the Hudson Valley area of New York surrounded by “city folk,” like her Manhattanite mom and Bronx-native Dad, who taught her to be sweet on the outside, yet tough on the inside. As a result, she has been given labels like “firecracker” or “feisty,” which she chooses to take as compliments.

Carol’s romantic history is as real (and complicated) as those of the heroines in her novels. She’s been divorced, relocated and plunged fearlessly into the turbulent waters of online dating—only to retreat, yelping at the occasionally shocking climate—before bravely renewing her efforts and finally grabbing hold of happiness, refusing to let it go.

There Are No Men is Scott’s debut novel. She is currently working on her second.

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


For a chance to win a copy of There Are No Men, visit Carol’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

Divorced thirty-something Claire doesn’t know who’s in her dating pool—but she’s doing her best to avoid shark infested waters. Leaving her clueless and insensitive husband behind was a smart move after losing her fertility, but now she’s riding the wave of flying toupees, strange men in leather thongs and drunken nights in painfully impractical shoes. Claire desperately wanted to be a mother, but now she’ll settle for one middle aged man worthy of a second date.

After a long drought, men are flooding her shores and she’s drowning in choices. There’s Justin, the 25-year-old IT boy-genius with the GQ looks and cougar fetish, who won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. A woman would have to be a blind, lesbian nun not to fall for him, but he reminds Claire of her wasted youth. And then the charming but mysterious Dr. Nathan appears, but he’s cheating on her with his medical mistress—a demanding cardiology practice.

To further rock her boat, Claire’s ‘stable’ career in publishing has been tossed about by her floundering company’s launch of a new line of trendy, salacious books. Cookbooks aren’t selling these days, but erotica is flying off the shelves—and challenging Claire’s attitude about sex, work . . . and her tempestuous new life.

When her best friend convinces her to buddy up to the aspiring writer who just moved in across the street, Claire rejects the idea—he has already caught her in more than one embarrassing and scantily clad situation. Giving in to her friend’s nudging, she tries to ignore the details she discovers about him, including his hard rock night gig and his mesmerizing blue eyes, in the hopes his literary talents can pull her publishing house up from the bottom of the ocean.

Claire’s dilemma begs the question: Are there NO men or TOO MANY?

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Author Calista Smith

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Calista Smith is a California girl who relocated to the great state of Texas. She resides there with her husband, four crazy kids and a dog.

Breaking Down and Breaking Away are the first two novels in The Breaking series. She is currently working on the third in the series, Breaking Through.

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


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

Raquel, “Rocky” as her friends call her, is an introverted girl, on the brink of turning eighteen. Having already been dealt a bad hand recently, her life gets even more complicated when her parent’s divorce forces her to relocate with her mom to the city of Rancho Cucamonga, California. She will be facing her senior year in a new high school. Fortunately Natalia, her best friend since birth, will be there. It’s the one thing keeping Rocky from completely going off the deep end.

She plans to stay focused on her future, which includes trying to join the Peace Corps. Then in walks Dante. He’s cocky, handsome, well-built, popular and so not her type. She is determined to keep her distance. The last thing she needs is someone prying into her past. Dante loves a challenge though, and when his relentless pursuit captures her attention, she just can’t stop herself from falling for him. They soon realize that things aren’t always what they seem and find themselves forging an intense bond. But when life continues to hand them obstacle after obstacle, can their new found love help save her or will she finally find herself Breaking Down?

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Author Bria Starr

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Bria Starr grew up in a small town in Minnesota and continues to live there with her husband and two kids. She’s a stay at home mom who is very close with her family, loves junk food, and is always cold. Her favorite things include reading books, writing, listening to music, and watching too many movies.

She has written two contemporary romance novels: Your Exception and Downward Spiral.

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


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

All I’d ever wanted was to fall in love and be loved in return. Logan stole my heart when I least expected it. He was sexy, adventurous, and the way he played guitar left me weak in the knees. He made me happy. He made me think I’d found the one. And he made me believe in happy endings. I knew he was my forever. I thought he knew it too. I was wrong.

He destroyed everything I thought we had and shattered my dreams of us. He left me heartbroken. He made me doubt myself. And he didn’t even seem to care…

Now I must let go.

But how can I when he still consumes me?

How do you walk away from what you know was real?

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Author Anne Carol

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Anne Carol grew up reading, writing, and listening to English rock bands, obsessing over one in particular. Her obsession and endless daydreaming inspired her to write her first romance novel at age twelve. Over twenty years later she decided to re-write the story for publication. Never Let Go, the first book in her Faithfully Yours series, is a story that has been a part of Anne since childhood. When she’s not reading or writing, she enjoys traveling, wine tasting, dancing, watching teen dramas, and exploring social media websites. Anne lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

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


For a chance to win a copy of Never Let Go, visit Anne’s Facebook page, or click here to join the Reader Appreciation Author Hop.

Is it possible to find your soul mate on the other side of the world?

Beth Johnson is an ambitious high school senior from suburban California with a secret passion for writing. David Somers is a charming young Englishman who wants nothing more than to play guitar in his up-and-coming rock band. Though worlds apart, when fate brings Beth and David together in London in the summer of 1979, sparks fly. After Beth receives upsetting news from home, she finds herself drawn to David’s warm character, and an all-consuming love develops. Theirs is the kind of love one never forgets, and as Beth’s stay in London nears the end, the young devoted couple must face the inevitable question: will their romance fade with the passing of summer or will they realize their promise of never letting go?

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Reader Appreciation Author Hop

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Hop from one author’s Facebook page to the next for a chance to win multiple giveaways!

Date: Monday, April 20  8:00 AM — Tuesday, May 6 11:55 PM (CST)
Venue: Facebook
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/431823436987535/

*18 authors = 18 chances to win. (Click here for a list of participating authors.)

*Enter all 18 giveaways for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.

*All giveaways will be open for the duration of the event and will close on May 6 at 11:59 PM CST.

*Winners will be announced and notified no later than Sunday, May 10, via Facebook.

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