#Win a #NewRelease from September through December from my TBR for this November's #giveaway!

It's a new month, which means, new releases! This month (and the following month) for my giveaway, one winner gets to pick any book (pre-orders are allowed) from my list on Amazon here (click on Fall through Winter 2018 Anticipated Releases to find the full list). Here's a look at some of the books to choose from (I'll be adding to the list as well):

Open to eligible US addresses through Amazon, or if winner lives outside the US, through Book Depository. Must be at least 13 years old to enter and have parental permission if under 18. Please ensure that you correctly enter your email (and check your junk mail folder if I'm not on your contact list) so that I have a way to contact you. You can read my giveaway policy on my policies page. Void where prohibited by law. Enter via the Rafflecopter below.

Read an excerpt from Broken Arrow by Azaria M.J. Durant (Excerpt & #Giveaway)

Welcome to my tour stop! Check out an excerpt and giveaway below...

Broken Arrow
(Darkened Destinay Saga #1)
By Azaria M.J. Durant
YA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 380 Pages
July 29th 2018


An ancient power long kept dormant stirs in the shadows once more as one boy embarks on a quest to earn his freedom and the freedom of his world!

Magic has turned to myth, the Vaelhyreans of old to legend, and the power wielded by the ancients has long been forgotten. However, with Ealdred, a mere half-breed slave boy, myth becomes real, the forgotten remembered, and the power of legend is reborn within him.

Ealdred is merged into a world of mystery, brimming with deceit, where the remaining Vaelhyreans are in a desperate fight for their very survival. When Ealdred is kidnapped by the power-mongering dark lord Zeldek himself, he must make a choice; to commit his newfound magic to Zeldek’s service or die. But when he meets Bellator, clever yet treacherous servant of Zeldek, an alternative is presented to him: to escape from Zeldek’s stronghold and embark on a quest to find a cursed arrow and free the Vaelhyreans from the spell that keeps their powers at bay.

Yet how can he survive in a world where magic is illegal, half-breeds are hated, and the four countries are on the brink of war?

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Down on the grass, fingers in the soft dirt, I am unable to finish my pledge. A shock of cold rushes through my arms, gathering in my palms, and blue lightning flashes from the sky.  The ground around me explodes, throwing Ralcher back onto the cobbled path.  Rocks and dirt shower down on me, and I fling my arms over my head to shield myself.
The sound is followed by muffled screams from indoors. Forgetting about myself, I look up toward the building. Although my vision is blurred, I can see that it is undamaged, which is more than I can say for the rest of the courtyard. The cobblestones have been ploughed up, the grass left in ravaged clumps, and the oak tree has been uprooted and thrown against the now crumbling wall that surrounds the estate.
My gaze falls to the ground close around me. Though scattered with dirt and stones, it is otherwise untouched.
The rain pours down harder than before.
Ralcher picks himself up off the ground, stumbling in a full circle before his mad eyes come to rest on me. “You did this!”
I shake my head, shocked. That feeling of exhaustion is taking me again, and I blink, trying to keep focus.
My voice is weak. “I didn’t.”
An insane glee takes hold of him. “You’re a sorcerer!”
            “No, I’m not. I swear!”
            “But you are! I saw your eyes glow. You’re a sorcerer!” He pauses, realization dawning. “You just tried to kill me.”
“No, please!” I cry desperately with aching lungs. “I didn’t!”
“This has gone too far, I’m afraid,” he says, and leaps over a mound in front of him, charging toward me.
Terror rips through me, giving me strength to run. I bolt for the wall, scrambling over turned-over boulders, dirt, and roots. Ralcher is close behind, but I manage to scale the wall before he reaches me. I leap down the other side, ignoring the pain prickling in my ankle as I stumble toward the opening of a nearby alleyway.
The world is spinning around me, but I manage to stay on my feet. I bump into the corner of the wall beside the alley before stumbling onto the dark, grimy pathway, clinging to the wall for support.
I’ve got to be invisible before the city guards start looking for me. As soon as they receive word of a sorcerer loose in the city, they’ll be after me. They’ll close the city gates until they catch me. There’s no way I can get out in time.
They will catch me, eventually. No matter what I say, they won’t believe that I’m not a sorcerer. Ralcher’s the son of a powerful lord. I’m a nobody.
Panic begins to creep in. Unless I figure out a way to escape the city, I’m doomed.

About the Author

Azaria M. J. Durant is a young, passionate writer of fantasy with plans to branch out into sci-fi and dystopian. She enjoys writing stories with action, adventure, unexpected plot twists, and fleshed out characters that challenge gender roles and expectations.

Azaria lives in Atlantic Canada with her family, cats, and dogs, and her big dreams to travel the world. In the moments when she isn’t writing, she is sketching concept art for her stories, participating in community theatre, or curled up with a good book and a bag of mint chocolates.

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I Can't Wait for... Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by @KasieWest (Can't-Wait Wednesday/Waiting on Wednesday) #CWW #WOW

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

I'm a huge Kasie West fan! She's one YA Contemporary author I auto-buy and go to for sweet romances that are always clean. Her newest comes out in a few months and sounds like it's going to be really good. It's my pick this week...

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss
By Kasie West
YA Contemporary
Hardcover & ebook, 384 Pages
February 5th 2019 by HarperTeen


Fan favorite author Kasie West delivers an effervescent story about chasing your dreams and following your heart, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Huntley Fitzpatrick.

Lacey Barnes has dreamed of being an actress for as long as she can remember. So when she gets the opportunity to star in a movie alongside one of Hollywood’s hottest actors, she doesn’t hesitate to accept the part.

But Lacey quickly learns that life in the spotlight isn’t as picture perfect as she imagined. She’s having trouble bonding with her costars, her father has hired the definition of a choir boy, Donavan Lake, to tutor her, and somewhere along the way she’s lost her acting mojo. And just when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, it looks like someone on set is deliberately trying to sabotage her.

As Lacey’s world spins out of control, it feels like the only person she can count on—whether it’s helping her try to unravel the mystery of who is out to get her or snap her out of her acting funk—is Donavan. But what she doesn’t count on is this straight-laced boy becoming another distraction.

With her entire future riding on this movie, Lacey knows she can’t afford to get sidetracked by a crush. But for the first time in her life Lacey wonders if it’s true that the best stories really do happen when you go off script.

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Will you be reading this one?

The beginning of a new series in historical Brighton... A Convenient Engagement by Ashtyn Newbold (Review)

I've enjoyed the other books I've read by this author and am excited for her new
series. This first book in the series is only 99¢! Read my thoughts on it below...

A Convenient Engagement
(Brides of Brighton #1)
By Ashtyn Newbold
Adult Historical Romance
ebook, 184 Pages
October 24th 2018


A false engagement. A mysterious coast. Two reluctant hearts.

Much to her father’s dismay, Miss Amelia Buxton aspires to become a spinster, just like her eccentric aunt. Growing up with parents who married for every reason but love, she has never seen a joyful marriage. When Amelia requests a summer trip to the legendary waters of Brighton, her father allows her the excursion, but with one requirement: she must return engaged, or agree to the proposal of the man of his choosing.

Crawling with tourists, Brighton is not the town Adam Claridge had once loved. When his sister Eleanor disappears without warning, Adam is desperate to bring her home. In his search, he happens upon Miss Amelia Buxton, a young tourist that proves vital in his search for Eleanor. But Amelia is conducting a search of her

own—a search for a husband—and Adam has little choice but to offer a fair trade: he will play the role of Amelia’s betrothed in exchange for her assistance in finding Eleanor.

Convenient at first, Amelia and Adam’s arrangement quickly plummets into disarray. Falling in love had not been part of their bargain.

A Convenient Engagement (October 2018)
Marrying Miss Milton (November 2018)
Romancing Lord Ramsbury (December 2018)
An Unexpected Bride (January 2019)

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My Review

A CONVENIENT ENGAGEMENT is a fun story about a man who needs help in searching for his missing sister and a woman who needs someone to fill in as her fiancé so that she won't be forced to marry a man twice her age of her father's choosing. What then occurs is a crazy story of awkward moments, subterfuge, and courting. Not necessarily in that order. It's an overall sweet, humorous tale set in Brighton where the waters are said to have magical healing powers.

My favorite character was definitely Adam. He felt consistent and genuine, with a good sense of humor, and a strong intellect. He was also charming and handsome, at least according to Amelia and her aunt who couldn't help but notice. Amelia's aunt is a little outlandish, but she also adds a certain charm to the story in her eccentric way. Amelia was a little hot and cold to me. She is at once intelligent and foolish, proper and exceedingly not, believes herself honest while also manipulating and lying. She's thrown in these circumstances that make is difficult, so I got parts of that. She just is also very hot and cold towards Adam, so it took me time to warm up to her. The ending was super sweet and probably my favorite part of the story.

I did have some issues with some of the things that happened or liberties taken. I wondered where the magistrate and officials were that should have been involved in Adam's sister's disappearance. I also wondered how Adam's sister's friends could not know if Amelia was a friend or not or how Adam and another character could live in the same town their whole lives and not know each other. Some of the actions and dialogue of the characters felt out of place - some things that would have caused quite a scandal. Some of the things felt rushed. I like my stories to move logically to an extent and there were several places I had to basically suspend belief in order to believe the plot.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I enjoyed reading this. It's a light historical romance that is very entertaining in parts and an ending the ties it all up beautifully.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the author, which did not require a positive review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books by the Author

About the Author

Ashtyn Newbold grew up with a love of stories. When she discovered chick flicks and Jane Austen books in high school, she learned she was a sucker for romantic ones. When not indulging in sweet romantic comedies and regency period novels (and cookies), she writes romantic stories of her own across several genres. Ashtyn also enjoys baking, singing, sewing, and anything that involves creativity and imagination.

Have you read any of Ashtyn's books? Any thoughts on this one? Do you have a favorite historical period you enjoy stories to be set in?

Happy release to Things Left Unsaid by Courtney Walsh! #thingsleftunsaid #courtneywalshwrites

Courtney Walsh is a favorite author of mine and I'm super excited about this new
release (my copy is in the mail on the way to me)! Find out about the book below...

Things Left Unsaid
By Courtney Walsh
Adult Contemporary Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
October 30th 2018 by Waterfall Press


An emotional novel of family, friendship and forgiveness from Courtney Walsh, the New York Times bestselling author of Hometown Girl.

Lyndie St. James is thrilled that her best friend, Elle, is getting married but unprepared for the emotional storm of the wedding week and returning to her childhood summer home of Sweethaven. The idyllic cottage community harbors some of her best—and worst—memories. It’s not only the tragic death of her childhood friend Cassie that has haunted her for ten years, it’s the other secrets she’s buried that have kept her from moving on.

But Lyndie isn’t the only one with secrets.

Cassie’s mother, father and brother, still struggling with the loss, have been drifting further and further apart. And Elle herself, the last to see Cassie alive, carries an impossible burden of guilt. Now reunited, each of them has a choice: to reveal the truths of that night or continue to live in its shadow. That means embarking on a personal journey of the heart—to escape the darkness and all its regrets and to finally come to terms with the past and, especially, with each other.

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About the Author

Courtney Walsh is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist as well as an artist, theater director and playwright. She is the author of the Sweethaven series—including A Sweethaven Summer, which was a Carol Award finalist in the debut author category—as well as the small-town romances Paper HeartsChange of HeartJust Look Up and the forthcoming Just Let GoThings Left Unsaid is her ninth novel. She lives in Illinois, where she and her husband own a performing-arts studio and youth theater. They have three children.

What if you could no longer live under the sun... Sunscorched by @JenCraneBooks (Guest Post, Excerpt & #Giveaway)

Welcome to my tour stop! You can check out a guest post, excerpt, and giveaway below...

(Subterranean Series #)
By Jen Crane
YA Dystopian, SciFi, Post-Apocalyptic
Paperback & ebook, 344 Pages
October 23rd 2018


Death in daylight. Danger at dark.

Life can’t possibly get more treacherous than a violent sun allergy in a solar-blighted world. At least that’s what seventeen-year-old Nori Chisholm thought before news of an impending sunscorch delivered her death sentence.

Desperate to survive the scorch, she’s forced to shelter underground and discovers a secret subterranean world where life is hard, and so are the people. Betrayed and left for dead by the man who pledged to help her, Nori is sold to a gritty pit fighting ring. There she makes a friend—and plenty of enemies.

Sam Cooper’s motives are at times impenetrable, but speeding through the underground world on the back of his motorcycle is a dark freedom Nori can’t live without. On the run from a group of cutthroat rogues, their escape takes an unexpected twist. A shocking discovery shatters everything they thought they knew. Can they use the knowledge to save what’s left of the world?

Winner of the Rosemary Award for excellence in young adult fiction, Sunscorched is a tale of survival and self-discovery at breakneck speed. Fans of Bella Forrest and Marie Lu, who crave dangerous heroes and dark secrets, will love the Sunscorched world.

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Guest Post:
Do You Believe This Could Really Happen?

While the plot of Sunscorched is definitely science fiction, there are very real threats to the planet that aren’t that far off. A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for example, warns of a half-degree rise in the planet’s temperature in the next 50 years. That might not sound like a big deal, but it’s a massive ecosystem change. A half degree rise could mean real damage for island nations that are vulnerable to sea level rises and other climate impacts.

Here’s a link to a recent NY Times article, if you’re interested in learning more. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/07/climate/ipcc-report-half-degree.html


A trail of blood disappeared beyond the door of the small foyer. The man Nori rescued lay face-up, the knot near his temple swelling fast. His leg oozed blood, the scarlet pool closing in on the tiny corner of space Nori occupied. When she found the wound—and the gaping tear in his leather riding pants—dread settled in her gut. The bleeding would have to be stopped if he was going to survive, which meant she had to do it. 
Nori groaned and scrubbed her eyes, then set to work. She sifted through her backpack for something to tie around his wound, finding both a pocketknife and the thick, sun-blocking canvas she always kept nearby. She ripped a long strip of the fabric and wrapped it several times around the man’s injured thigh. 
“Probably a good thing you can’t feel this,” she said to his unconscious form and, catching another look at the knot on his head, grimaced. “You’re gonna have a pretty bad headache, too.”
After tying the two ends together, Nori sat back to admire her work. Blood had soaked through most of the bandage, but it wasn’t seeping onto the floor anymore, at least. 
Mom and Dad are probably freaking out by now, Nori thought. Curled in the corner of the foyer farthest from the man, she sat with arms wrapped around bent knees. The man outside hadn’t made a sound. Maybe he hadn’t seen her. Maybe he’d left. Or maybe he was waiting just outside the door. 
Nori rocked back and forth, forehead pressed to her knees. Finally, she let out a long breath and stretched her legs. She was leaving. She’d saved the stranger. Twice. He was hidden in the foyer, and when he came to, he could find his own way back to safety. 
Bracing herself on the wall to stand, she kept as far as possible from the unconscious body between her and the door. Stretching over him to reach the door, she extended one leg, straddling him only a moment until she lifted the other to join it. But as she raised her back foot, the front one was knocked from under her, sending her roughly down onto her butt. She yelped and looked wildly around, scurrying back to the foyer wall. Hands in front of her face, she prepared to defend herself as best she could.
“I’m not going to hurt you,” he said. His voice was deep, but not threatening. “Where are we?”
Nori flattened her palms to the wall, pushing herself against it to stand again. She didn’t answer. 
The steely eyes from the alley focused on her face. He surveyed her hair, her shoes, and her clothes before finding her eyes. 
“What did you throw?” he asked.
The question caught her off guard. “Wh-what?”
“What did you throw? To distract him?”
“A book.”
“A book?”
Nori nodded as she edged toward the door—and the street.
“What were you doing with a book?” he asked.
“Reading,” she said, pinning him with a look that seriously doubted his intelligence.
Dark eyebrows lowered over narrowed eyes. “In the dark?”
Nori bit the inside of her cheek. “Of course not,” she said. She’d been running in the dark, not reading, though she often did. But he didn’t have to know that. “It was in my backpack from earlier today.” 
He squinted, as if he didn’t quite believe her. “What happened to your face?”
She reflexively touched the pink patches, a fresh new layer where sun-damaged skin had peeled away. The pink was fading, but not entirely healed. 
“Sunburn,” she said. “Stayed out too long.”
“That happen a lot?”
“What business is it of yours?” she snapped. “And you can say ‘thanks for saving me’ anytime.”
His eyes shot down for a moment before he lifted them to meet her gaze. “Thank you.” His voice was quieter, sincere. “I know you put your own life at risk. Thank you for saving me.”
“Twice,” she said. “I saved you twice. Once with the book, and the other by hauling you in here when you were unconscious to bandage your leg. Technically, I guess that’s three times.”
“All right.” His lips twitched. “I owe you one. Or three.” As if he hadn’t noticed it before, he looked down at his thigh and then back to Nori. “First time to make a tourniquet?”
She lifted her head. “You were bleeding all over the floor. I did the best I could with what I had. What happened to you, anyway? You must’ve lost a lot of blood to pass out like that.” 
“I tried to clear a chain-link fence, but my leg caught.”
Nori looked at the bandage again, but quickly averted her eyes from the exposed skin of his thigh. She cleared her throat. “Why was he chasing you?”
He shrugged.
“You’re not going to tell me?” she asked.
He shook his head, all nonchalance. 
“Fine.” Nori huffed a breath. “What’s your name?”
“That your first name?” She asked and extended her arm toward the door handle, making sure she could escape if necessary.
“It’s what people call me,” he said. “What’s yours?” 
She didn’t answer as manners battled with self-preservation in her brain.
“Oh, come on,” he goaded. “You can’t ask to see mine and not show me yours.”
“Nori,” she said quick and low. The concession pained her. 
“That your first name?” he shot back.
She scowled, and he threw up his hands in defense. “Okay, okay. I’m just messing with you. Anyway, thanks again for the help, Dory.”
“It’s Nori.”
Cooper nodded, an amused smirk tightening his lips. “Thanks, Nori.” He rose slowly, hopping on one foot at first, and reached for his backpack in the corner. As he slipped it over a shoulder, he stopped and caught her gaze again. “Why’d you help me—three times? You didn’t have to.”
“I did have to,” she said. The answer came easily. “You were in trouble, and I could help. No brainer.”
“Kindness is not so common as you think,” he said lifting his chin and narrowing his eyes as if trying to get a better read on her. “How long have you been like this?”
“Like what?”
“You burn easy. And you can see well in the dark, right?”
“I’ve been this way my whole life.” The answer was smooth, and without thought. Nori gasped and balled her fists when she realized what she’d revealed. Her condition wasn’t a secret, though it was a mystery. But she didn’t like a stranger knowing so much about her. And she hated that he’d gotten her to talk so easily. Her teeth creaked under the pressure of her jaws. 
“Anyone else up here like you?” Cooper closed the distance between them and searched her eyes for an answer. “You know anyone else who burns like you do? Who can see better in the dark?”
She shook her head, blinking in incomprehension. “How do you… What do you mean? What do you know about it?”
“You should go,” he said and pushed open the door. 
“No.” Nori pulled the door shut, her heart thundering in her chest. “Tell me how you knew to ask those questions. Do you know someone else like me?”
Cooper let out a long breath, his wary gaze never leaving hers. “It’ll be light soon,” he finally said. “If you want to make it home in time, you’ll already have to run like ----.” 
He turned to open the door again, but Nori stopped him. “Wait.” She fumbled for something to say. “Do you live around here?” She threw on her own backpack, wishing to know something about the man who knew so much about her. 
“Right under your nose,” he said, and with one last nod, ran from the foyer, into the dark alley, and out of sight with no noticeable limp.
As Nori watched him go the shadows changed, and her heart seized. The sun was on the rise. “Stupid,” she told herself, racing home on shaky legs. “Stupid, stupid, stupid.”

About the Author

Though she grew up on a working cattle ranch, it's fantasy and sci-fi that shine Jen Crane's saddle. Her newest novel, Sunscorched, received the 2017 Rosemary Award for excellence in young adult fiction.

Book 2 in Jen's fantasy romance series, Descended of Dragons, was selected by iTunes/iBooks as "Our Pick" in fantasy/sci-fi.

Jen has a master’s degree and solid work histories in government and non-profit administration. But just in the nick of time she pronounced life *too real* for nonfiction. She now creates endearing characters and alternate realms filled with adventure, magic, and love. She lives in The South with her family and too many pets.

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A Small Town Christmas by Nan Reinhardt (Tour Launch & #Giveaway)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Launch for
A Small Town Christmas
By Nan Reinhardt

Note from the Author

Thank you very much for coming along on my Prism Book Tour for A Small Town Christmas—the first book in my new Four Irish Brothers Winery series for Tule Publishing. I’m so excited about this book and about this series—Conor, Sean, Brendan, and Aidan Flaherty have been in my head for quite some time, banging around, insisting that their stories be told.

A Small Town Christmas is Conor’s story. He’s the winemaker at Four Irish Brothers, the Flaherty’s historic family winery in the little town of River’s Edge; he’s also a widower and the father of four-year-old Ali, who steals every scene she’s in. Sam Hayes, the attorney who comes down from Chicago to help Conor with a lawsuit, is charmed by Ali, the quirky citizens of River’s Edge, and most especially by a certain handsome winemaker. I hope you enjoy A Small Town Christmas and leave the story anxious for more of the four Irish brothers. Have fun and Happy Holidays!


A Small Town Christmas
(Four Irish Brothers Winery #1)
By Nan Reinhardt
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 185 Pages
October 29th 2018 by Tule Publishing

Winemaker and single father Conor Flaherty is determined to make this Christmas holiday special for his daughter even though his family’s winery, Four Irish Brothers, is facing some challenges.

High-octane Chicago attorney Samantha Hayes is looking forward to some delicious food, fine wine, small town charm, and a break from her hectic big city life when she agrees to do a favor for her boss and help his younger brother with a lawsuit that’s been slapped on his family’s historic winery in River’s Edge. She’s not expecting that her sexy new client will have a smile that will melt her heart and remind her that there’s more to life than work.

Sam falls hard for Conor, his daughter and the small, friendly town, but can she trust her instincts and risk her heart? Sam hasn’t seen a lot of happy-ever-afters in her life, but Conor and the magic of Christmas make her want to believe.

Tour Schedule

October 29th:
Awesome Romance Novels Blog
Book Reviews & More by Kathy
Hearts & Scribbles
Romantic Reads and Such
October 30th:
Rockin' Book Reviews
Heidi Reads...
deal sharing aunt
October 31st:
It's All About the Romance
E-Romance News
Uplifting Reads
November 1st:
Brooke Blogs
Getting Your Read On
Jorie Loves A Story
Coffee, Books and Cakes
Book Lover in Florida
November 2nd:
Becky on Books
Teatime and Books
Christy's Cozy Corners
November 3rd:
Grand Finale

About the Author

Nan Reinhardt is a USA Today-bestselling author of romantic fiction for women in their prime. Yeah, women still fall in love and have sex, even after 45! Imagine! She is a wife, a mom, a mother-in-law, and a grandmother. Nan has been a copyeditor and proofreader for over 25 years, and currently works on romantic fiction titles for a variety of clients, including Avon Books, St. Martin’s Press, Kensington Books, Tule Publishing, and Entangled Publishing, as well as for many indie authors.

Although she loves her life as an editor, writing is Nan’s first and most enduring passion. She can’t remember a time in her life when she wasn’t writing—she wrote her first romance novel at the age of ten, a love story between the most sophisticated person she knew at the time, her older sister (who was in high school and had a driver’s license!), and a member of Herman’s Hermits. If you remember who they are, you are Nan’s audience! Her latest novel, A Small Town Christmas, which is the first book in the Four Irish Brothers Winery series from Tule Publishing, releases on October 29, 2018.

Visit Nan’s website at www.nanreinhardt.com, where you’ll find links to all her books as well as blogs about writing, being a Baby Boomer, and aging gracefully…mostly. Nan also blogs every sixth Wednesday at Word Wranglers, sharing the spotlight with five other romance authors and is a frequent contributor the RWA Contemporary Romance blog, and she contributes to the Romance University blog where she writes as Editor Nan.

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Rescued by the Firefighter by Catherine Lanigan (Tour Launch & #Giveaway)

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Book Tour Launch for
Rescued by the Firefighter
By Catherine Lanigan

Note from the Author

Welcome back to Shores of Indian Lake series! For those of you who haven’t visited my series yet or known my characters, I think you’ll love this story of Beatrice Wilcox and Rand Nelson equally as all the other Heartwarming people of Indian Lake.

This story pulls you into the action with that first sniff of smoke from a forest fire. Beatrice is the owner of a low-tech kids summer camp, which she’s invested every last dime of her small inheritance and savings to refurbish. Beatrice adores children and it shows in the big hearted love she gives to her camp kids. Most of the kids come from out of town and stay for weeks on end and most of the kids have some kind of kind of physical disorder, though non are “disabled”. Beatrice also takes in foster kids who haven’t been placed with foster parents.

And that’s where our story takes off. Chris Dunning, 10 , and his brother Eli, 8, are foster care kids who are new to the overwhelmed state foster child system. Their father has just been sentenced to prison for dealing drugs and their mother has abandoned them. They have no one to love them.

The boys have had little in their lives and had never had a s’more until Beatrice treats the camp kids to s’mores by the campfire one night. Wanting more of the gooey treats the boys sneak off to the woods with stolen chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. The very dry woods offers up perfect kindling for a fire that rages out of control.

Beatrice’s camp is across the country road from the forest , but she’s the first to smell the smoke and she calls 911. As the counselors round up the camp kids to drive them to town to safety, Beatrice sees Eli standing in the middle of the flames across the road, crying. As the fire trucks roll up the road, Beatrice runs INTO the forest to save Eli. Rand Nelson, smokejumper and firefighter, brakes his truck in time to see Beatrice running into the forest fire.

Rand must now saw Beatrice, Eli and find the missing brother, Chris.

As action packed as this beginning is, the story continues to heat up when Rand’s forensics team discovers that Beatrice must bring the camp up to new county codes. The cost of the projects is high and enough to shut down Beatrice’s beloved camp for good.

The sparring and distrust between Beatrice and Rand over the rest of summer, along with their growing love and concern for Eli and Chris is the kind of realistic, heartwarming stories you have come to love. I hope you enjoy RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and will look for my next book in the series, HERS TO PROTECT due out in MAY, 2019.


Rescued by the Firefighter
(Shores of Indian Lake #10)
By Catherine Lanigan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He saved her life…

But will he destroy her dreams?

Firefighter Rand Nelson is tall and handsome and has literally walked through an inferno for Beatrice Wilcox. He’s a hero…and that’s exactly the problem. Beatrice knows all too well the risks of loving a man with a dangerous career. But when Rand’s report threatens her beloved children’s camp, Beatrice can’t refuse his offer of help…even though she knows they’re both playing with fire.

Tour Schedule

October 29th:
It's All About the Romance
Uplifting Reads
October 30th:
Locks, Hooks and Books
Book by Book
October 31st:
E-Romance News
deal sharing aunt
Hearts & Scribbles
November 1st:
My Life Loves and Passion
Thoughts of a Blonde
November 2nd:
Kimber Li
Rockin' Book Reviews
November 5th:
Stacking My Book Shelves!
Reading Is My SuperPower
November 6th:
underneath the covers
Singing Librarian Books
November 7th:
Jorie Loves A Story
Among the Reads
November 8th:
Harlie's Books
November 9th:
Teatime and Books
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
November 10th:
Grand Finale

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About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER and MY RACING HEART (2019).

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for Heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com.

Tour Giveaway

1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
1 winner will receive a print copy of RESCUED BY THE FIREFIGHTER (US only)
Ends November 14th

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Weekly Update #289

Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week!

I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and to Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality.

Our weather went back up near 90 degrees again this weekend. I'm so ready to have more fall-ish weather. It makes for hot soccer games for us and the kids. Life is still super busy, but I'm finally getting a little bit ahead with book stuff and will have some fun things coming up - including some fun Bookstagram pics of my new books. I've been enjoying what I've been reading too, which just makes me happy. :) How about you? What are you reading or just read that you've enjoyed?

Coming Up This Week


Here is the giveaway running right now:

Other Things of Note

There is a special coupon code for a bookish store here and then I'm participating in Blog Ahead this month and getting some things prepped for the holidays (although not as much as I'd hoped).

Last Week

In case you missed any of these over the past week...