Good morning! I hope you had the best of Thanksgivings. I loved it. Lots of food and all of my family in the same room except two. Black Friday was fun, too. I don't care about the bargains anymore, but spending hours of laughter time with my girls and grandkids is pretty priceless.
With new books out all over the place and holidays...well, all over the place, it's a busy time for all of us. A favorite time for sure, but busy nonetheless. I'd like to invite you all to the Starry Nights & Romance Harlequin Heartwarming Party on Facebook, celebrating the release of December's Heartwarming books. There will be a ton of giveaways, including several from me, and all kinds of "guest stars" joining us throughout the day.
Something happened yesterday that made me feel so good. I know I'm not the only one it's happened to, but I guess I'm telling it so that as readers you'll be aware of how much you do for a book's writer when you mention it. Truthfully, yeah, good reviews are fabulous dance-around-the-room things, but no one knows better than an author how hard it is to find the time (or the right words) to post them.
So what happened? Ava and Nan mentioned books by Kristi and me on Facebook. They were good mentions, ones that made my heart sing some, and they were both free and unsolicited. I can't explain to you--or them--how much that meant. For me, it was extra-special because One More Summer remains a book of my heart almost six years after publication.
Sooo.... For a giveaway chance at a Christmas ornament and a book, tell us about a book you think we should read for whatever reason. It can be your favorite holiday book (mine is Mary Balogh's A Christmas Promise and the Christmas Town series) or favorite girlfriends book or favorite beach book. You can tell us your favorite series--I recommend the Women of Willow Bay and the Slippery Rock novels. You can mention a new-to-you author you're so glad you found or one who can't release books fast enough for you (Kristan Higgins, anyone?) If you like, you can mention a book by a friend who you know tells great stories.
All commenters will be entered, although only once per name. I guarantee the authors will appreciate your support, and the Wranglers? Well, we will, too. Plus, we just love giveaways and Christmas ornaments!