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Enter my rafflecopter and win a $10 Amazon gift card or Pay Pal bucks or a PRE-Release digital copy of 19 Ivy Lane, the first in my  Vintage Romance series.  It will be released first in the Valentine Pets and Kisses boxset February 2. 

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What kind of books do you like to read? Are you hooked on one genre or do you read across several? While my first love is historical romance, any well-written love story can hold my attention. Recently, I’ve been hooked on the 1940s and 50s. The music, dancing, clothes, classic movies… I swear I was born in the wrong decade. Enjoy the excerpt and don’t forget to check out the other talented and fun authors with another chance to win more great prizes.

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Eloise Kolby steps off the bus and greets 1950’s Hollywood with high expectations and a smile. After two years of rejection and no big break, her boyfriend’s big surprise is a new project, on location in Italy—not a proposal. He convinces her to investigate a house he recently inherited in a small desert town and promises to send word about their future.

Postman Victor Burnham has waited to buy the property on Ivy Lane for over five years. From the moment the beautiful, mysterious woman from LA moves into “his house”, he can’t stop thinking about her. Their daily rendezvous at the mailbox have tongues wagging and Victor longing for not only his dream house but someone to share it with.

But when Eloise’s long-awaited letter arrives, it may stamp his heart with “Return to Sender.”

Excerpt:

Four hours later, she bent over her knees, panting like she just ran across the entire MGM studio. She hoped that man really did have her heart because the one in her chest felt like it would explode.

“A bit out of shape, eh?”

She looked up to see Rita Hayworth’s twin grinning down at her. The burnished, copper hair and teasing, blue eyes did not help her mood. How could someone look like that after an afternoon of such torture?

“It’s my first time out on a dance set. I’ll be fine.” With forced energy, she pushed off her knees and straightened to her full height. “But tell me we are done for today.”

With a husky laugh, she agreed. “Yes, ma’am. Officially off duty!”

Who’s hungry?” called a voice from the group of girls. A jumbled chorus of “me” and “I am” echoed over the now quiet set. Eloise searched the lot for Ross.

If you’re waiting for Wilson, don’t. He’s as popular as soda at a fountain and everyone wants a drink of him.” The redhead put an arm around her shoulder and gave a squeeze. “C’mon out with us, honey. My treat. You look like you need a good meal without owing some Romeo for it.”

“But Ross said he’d pick me up—”

“I bet he did. Do you believe everything people tell you?” She put a hand on her hip and took a pose like her mother used to when she’d done something foolish. “This is the movie business, sweetie. Don’t go flipping your wig over every sweet-talking man you meet. They’re like ants at a picnic.”

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Valentine Pets and Kisses: 14 All-New Sweet Romances

Available for Pre-order now!

Release date February 2nd.

FOURTEEN ALL-NEW, SWEET VALENTINE ROMANCES

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Candy and canines. Flowers and felines. Celebrate this
Valentine’s Day with your sweethearts of the human and fuzzy varieties!
Nothing is more heart-warming than kisses from the pet who adores you and the
man who loves you, so snuggle up with VALENTINE PETS & KISSES — an
anthology of fourteen sweet romances from USA Today bestselling and
award-winning authors — and strike the perfect mood for moonlit walks and
candlelight dinners with your pet and sweetheart.

Valentine Hound Dog — Rachelle Ayala
A fashion designer and her basset hound puppy convince a burned ex-firefighter
that beauty is never skin deep and neither is love.

The Crazy Girl’s Handbook — DelSheree Gladden
Watching her nephews was supposed to be a fun and relaxing weekend for Greenly,
not a never ending disaster all witnessed by the best blind date she ever stood
up.

The Vet’s Valentine Gift — J.L. Campbell
A veterinarian is caught between his job, an ex, a menagerie and love. Can a
little Cupid fix things by Valentine’s Day?

Her Perfect Catch — K.L. Brady
Years of faithful dog-sitting pays sweet dividends when a struggling sports
writer scores tickets to the Super Bowl and encounters her favorite football
player.

Inflamed — Jade Kerrion
A firefighter running from his past convinces a hard-luck single mother to
believe in happy endings.

Remember When — Hope Welsh
Laura and Brent really tried to make their marriage work, but in the end, it
just wasn’t meant to be—or was it?

Your Biggest Fan? — Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Snowed in with the man of her dreams, a football fan and her dog find love.

The Feline Fix — Caroline Bell Foster
A scientist questions her cat’s loyalty when it comes to love and a hunky
policeman.

Trembling Hearts — Suzette Riddick
A daring young woman crashes into the life of a disfigured recluse and his
pooch. Can love be far behind?

Valentino, Be Mine — Tina D.C. Hayes
Sparks fly when two people who can’t stand each other wind up dog-sitting a
rambunctious little Yorkie that needs a new home.

Lost and Found — Jeanne Bannon
Stuck with her ex’s puppy, a high school English teacher meets a new man but
will a series of unfortunate events keep them apart?

Surviving San Francisco — Susan Oloier
A small town girl survives San Francisco after she hits a cat and falls for a
handsome veterinarian.

19 Ivy Lane — Aubrey Wynne
A mysterious woman and her cat befriend a postman and set tongues wagging on
Ivy Lane. But when he delivers a long-awaited letter, will his heart be
“returned to sender?”

Three Plus Three — Cindy Flores Martinez

A grieving widow and her beloved doggie meet a handsome widower the day before
Valentine’s Day.

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Romance is in the Air

Romance is in the air…  What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?

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Romance is in the Air $250 Cash Giveaway

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Need a little cash for your Valentine? Here is your chance to win some!

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A random commenter will win an ecopy of your choice from the YA collections below. Tell me your favorite romantic movie scene.

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This is the time of year I love to watch the sappy movies. I like to try something new but always pull out the classics. Here’s a few of my favorites.

 

King and I

The King And I

Yul Brenner and Debra Kerr

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I love the hot and sexy Yul Brenner in this movie. But my favorite scene is when Debra Kerr sings about the thrill of dancing. The song itself, Shall We Dance, is lovely. Yul Brenner is intrigued with her description of dancing with a partner (unique to his culture) and demands she teaches him the steps. There is a part halfway through the scene when Yul realizes something is not right. They are not close enough. The excitement and tension as he eases his hand around her waist and demands to hold her other as he pulls her close… Her chest is heaving in anticipation of the touch and my heart pounds every time I watch it.

 

Affair to Remember

Affair To Remember

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN3EIbIYB5M

Deborah Kerr had the best leading men. Cary Grant is the quintessential playboy and an artist. But Deborah makes him work for her love when they meet on a cruise to America. When she meets his grandmother on an shore excursion, she gives in to her heart. He wants to marry her and she doesn’t trust he’s given up his irresponsible ways. So she strikes a deal. In one year, if he still loves her they will meet at the top of the Empire State Building.

SPOILER: Well, of course they are still in love. But on her way to meet him, with the rendezvous in sight, she is hit by a car and paralyzed from the waste down. Heartbroken, Cary continues to paint. One day, someone buys the portrait he did of Deborah. The gallery owner said a woman in wheelchair bought it. When he runs into her at the theater (she is sitting down with a male friend who is about to retrieve her wheelchair. ) She is aloof and he walks away thinking she loves another man. He looks her up to give her his grandmother’s shawl after her death. Granny saw they were a match and willed it to her. He realizes (when she doesn’t get up from the couch) something is amiss. He strolls into her bedroom and finds the painting. The expression on his face when he realizes why she did not meet him is heart-wrenching. The following scene when they are reunited makes me cry happy tears every time I watch it.

 

The Lake House

The Lake House

Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5djX9LEb0yI

Spoiler: Can I just say that Keanu Reeves gets sexier as he ages? This movie involved an odd type of time travel. Keanu designed a lake house and two years later Sandra rents it. The mailbox has magical powers allows them to exchange letters. They find a way to meet but Sandra finds out that he is hit by a car (yes, again) and dies crossing the street to meet her. She sends an urgent letter canceling the meeting and asking him to wait another two years. They will meet at the lake house. The final scene, when they meet, is delicious. They walk towards each other slowly, looking one another over. She says, “You waited for me.” And all patience flies out the window. He grabs her and kisses her like a starving man. I have the last ten minutes of this DVR’d and watch it every so often to remind myself why I write romance.

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An Affair To Remember Blog Hop and Giveaway

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There are so many great books out there that love that struggled to be. Remember the old movie, An Affair to Remember? Romance was calling their name but an accident and pride kept it from being fulfilled. Do you know of a book like that? Share that book with us and join us in a blog hop to help feature and promote books that determined love.

Click any of the pictures of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr below to view the trailer from An Affair To Remember. 

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 In honor of Valentine’s Day, I am giving away two Valentine’s Day prizes. Winners will pick one of the two books below:

My short ebook romance Merry Christmas, Henry plus a $5 Amazon gift card:


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Winner of the P&E Reader’s Poll:

  Best Short Romance of 2013

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Henry, a shy and talented artist, moonlights as a security guard at a museum and loses his heart to a beautiful, melancholy woman in a painting. As his obsession grows, he finds a kindred soul who helps him in his search for happiness. On Christmas Eve, Henry dares to take a chance on love and fulfill his dream.

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Silvana  The Greening by Belinda Mellor

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Once heard, the song of a Silvana can never be forgotten.
Yet for every man who wins such a wife there are three destroyed in the attempt.
Sixteen-year-old Fabiom dreams of winning the love of a Silvana, one of the mysterious and powerful tree spirits who haunt the deepest groves of the wildwood. But when he is suddenly thrown into the political arena and expected to keep the family silk business running, everything changes. Fabiom fears he will have to put aside his dream, for such a quest is perilous and Deepvale cannot afford to lose its young lord.
However, the piece of amber he finds beneath the huge ash tree could change his mind. If one of the Silvanii is upset enough to weep golden tears at the thought of losing him, then presenting himself on the eve of his seventeenth birth-anniversary might not be so dangerous after all.
What Fabiom does not know, is that the fiercely guarded secrets of silk-making have been sold abroad, putting more than the economic stability of his holding at risk; it was the Silvanii who first gifted Morene’s people with those secrets, and they do not take kindly to betrayal.
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