Celebrate Audiobook Month ~ FLIGHT OF THE RAVEN

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Today, it’s my turn to be featured in the audiobook festival at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven. Flight of the Raven is in the spotlight, and I have to say, my narrator, Rebecca McKernan, did a great job of bringing to life Sir William l’Orage (William the Storm) and Lady Emma of Ravenwood Keep. Check out the feature here!

Don’t forget to enter to win one of the Amazon gift cards up for grabs. Here’s a hint to increase your chances: if you buy any of the audiobooks featured in the event, you’ll get 5 bonus entries into the giveaway. Fingers crossed you’ll be one of the winners!

SANTA BABY by Peggy Jaeger

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Congrats to Peggy Jaeger, whose new release, Santa Baby, is out today! If you love holiday reads, you’ll want to snap up this sweet romance novella. It’s the prequel to a full-length Christmas book releasing this November. Here’s a little about the story:

It’s Christmas Eve morning in the tiny New England town of Dickens.

Santa’s arrival is imminent, and a hint of snow is in the air.

Amy Dorrit is just about to open her popular diner for the breakfast rush when she discovers an abandoned baby on her back doorstep.

Amy knows she should call the authorities and turn the infant over to them, but she just can’t. Thoughts of her own abandonment as a baby flood through her and she wants to keep the little one out of the hands of the authorities until the mother – hopefully –returns.

But will the mom come back? And if she doesn’t, what is Amy prepared to do about the baby who has, already, claimed her heart?

A peek inside:

As she moved through the breezeway connecting the diner to her apartment, Amy heard a mewling sound at the back alley door. Her cook, Willie, often left scraps out for strays, especially in winter, and sometimes when she took the trash out at the end of the day, Amy would find a mamma cat searching for something to feed her kittens.

Amy opened the door, expecting to see a hungry animal looking for a handout, and got the shock of the century when she found a baby carrier, complete with a crying infant nestled in it.

She gasped, her head flicking right, then left, to find the person responsible for leaving a baby out in the frigid night air.

“Hello? Is anyone here?”

The still sleeping and silent town surrounded her as shoe impressions in the fresh snow indicated the baby hadn’t been there for long.

The infant’s howl echoed in the quiet.

“Oh, you poor thing. Let’s get you out of the cold.”

Watch the trailer:

Buy the book here!

About Peggy:

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes Romantic Comedies about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them. If she can make you cry on one page and bring you out of tears rolling with laughter the next, she’s done her job as a writer!

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, she brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she’s created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

When she’s not writing Peggy is usually painting, crafting, scrapbooking or decoupaging old steamer trunks she finds at rummage stores and garage sales.

As a lifelong diarist, she caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at peggyjaeger.com where she blogs daily about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go “What??!”

Where to find her:

Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | BookBub | YouTube | Instagram | Pinterest | LinkedIn | Amazon | Triberr

All the best, Peggy! Wishing you great success with the book!

Beach Blanket Book Giveaway ~ N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

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Summer is almost here! Before you head out to the pool or beach to catch some sunshine, check out this amazing giveaway hosted by N. N. Light’s Book Heaven. Win bestselling and award-winning books in digital, print and audiobook formats, plus a few Amazon gift cards. One winner per prize. It’s the coolest giveaway online. You could even win one of my medieval romances, Shadow of the Swan.

If there’s a particular book or prize you’d like to win, be sure to say which one when entering via Rafflecopter. Check out all the prizes here. Good luck!

Celebrate Audiobook Month ~ N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

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Are you an audiobook addict? June is audiobook month, and there’s a huge event going on at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven. 34 audiobooks featured plus a chance to win one of the following:

~ $50 Amazon Gift Card

~ $25 Amazon Gift Card

~ $15 Amazon Gift Card

~ $10 Amazon Gift Card

I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My audiobook, Flight of the Raven, will be featured on June 11.

Bookmark this festival and tell your friends:

https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/celebrate-audiobook-month

Enter to win here!

Open internationally.

Runs June 1 – June 30.

Drawing will be held on July 1.

Good luck!

Cover Reveal ~ A PRIDE OF BROTHERS: AIDEN

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Behold the cover of Peggy Jaeger’s upcoming release, A Pride of Brothers: Aiden! It’s the second book in the series; the first, whose hero is Rick, is nominated for a RONE award. (Best of luck, Peg!)

Here’s the scoop on Aiden’s story:

Lexi Buckley wants answers about her younger sister’s death. The police have labeled it a suicide, but Lexi doesn’t believe it. Stymied in her investigation, she doesn’t know where to turn next. After a chance encounter with a private investigator, she thinks her prayers have been answered.

Aiden Keane has never been an answer to a prayer before, but he agrees to help Lexi. A quirky combo of brains and beauty, the pixie blonde makes him feel things no professional ever should for a client. When their investigation puts Lexi’s life in jeopardy, her safety becomes his number one priority. The hard part is not falling for her.

A peek between the pages:

Were you close with your sister?” Aiden asked.

Not the way we should have been. Not at the end.

“We had a sizable age difference between us. Almost ten years. I was the big sis. The oldest.” Her lips trembled when she pulled them into a sad line. Rolling her eyes she added, “The bossy one, according to her. She was the baby and took full advantage of her status from the moment she realized it.”

“And rightly so.” The corners of his eyes crinkled. “I’m the youngest of my brothers and I’ll can tell you with one hundred percent honesty, my oldest brother is the bossiest one of us. I think it comes with birth order. Although he takes his so called right uber-seriously. Especially at work.”

This time her grin was steadier.  “What kind of business do you all own together?”

“We a run a private security company.”

“Security?”

“Personal bodyguards, if a client needs protection from something. Background checks for employers. Mostly we do investigations.”

“What, like private eyes? Like on television?”

He laughed. “Nothing so glamorous. The fast cars and hot babes are all fantasy. It’s a lot of boring research, computer work, and surveillance, but yeah, you could say I’m a private eye.”

Lexi’s entire mood turned on his words. The sorrow flew, the hurt dissolved. Even her nervous trivia-speak went dormant. She sat bolt upright, her knees bumping against the tabletop when she shifted. Excitement shot from her system as she turned her body, placed a hand across his forearm and declared, “Oh, my God. You’re the answer to my prayers.”

Sounds like a great read, and the cover really sets the mood. No buy links yet, but you can find the first book in the series here.

Connect with Peggy:

Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | BookBub | YouTube | Instagram 

Pinterest | LinkedIn | Amazon | Triberr

Wishing Peggy all the best with her forthcoming release, and wishing you a lovely June!

Now on Booksprout: SHADOW OF THE SWAN

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Good morning! For anyone interested in reading and reviewing…

Shadow of the Swan, the award-nominated third book in The Novels of Ravenwood series, is available for a limited time on Booksprout. Here’s the story:

Lady Constance de Bret was determined to be a nun, until shadows from the past eclipsed her present. Marriage is the safest option, but she insists on a spiritual union, in which physical intimacy is forbidden. Not so easy with a bridegroom who wields unparalleled charm! But a long-buried secret could taint his affection and cloak her in shadow forever.

Back from the Crusades, Sir Robert le Donjon craves a home of his own and children to inherit it. From the moment he meets Constance, he feels a mysterious bond between them. When she’s threatened, he vows to protect her and agrees to the spiritual marriage, with the hope of one day persuading her to enjoy a “real” one. She captivates him but opens old wounds and challenges everything he thought he believed.

Two souls in need of healing. Two hearts destined to beat as one.

Check it out here and have a beautiful day!

Medieval Monday ~ BETRAYAL

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! It’s hard to believe, but this is the final week of our “First Kiss” round. Last but certainly not least is bestselling author Jenna Jaxon’s Betrayal, the second book in her Time Enough to Love series. Isn’t the cover lovely?

For those following my excerpt from Return of the Raven, the final snippet is on Jenna’s blog. Remember, you’ll find links to all of the participating authors’ snippets at Medieval Romance Lovers on Facebook. (#MedMonSpring21)

Now, let’s enjoy Jenna’s last snippet:

“Nay, Alyse. Had I a sister, I would not kiss her in such a manner.” He chuckled then grinned at her. “However, as we do not yet live as brother and sister, I believed an un-brotherly kiss would be acceptable.”

Alyse paused, wavering, then shook her head. “My lord, I pray you test me not in this manner. Give me leave a while to act with only sisterly affection.”

With a sigh, Thomas good-naturedly kissed her hand. “Aye, gentle Alyse, I will bide my time,” he sent her a quick, devilish grin, “for now.”

Last week’s snippet is on Sherry Ewing’s blog: https://sherryewing.com/blog/

A little more about Betrayal:

After a night of passion with her betrothed, Sir Geoffrey Longford, Lady Alyse de Courcy is eagerly looking forward to her wedding. But when Geoffrey is forced to marry another, a heartbroken and possibly pregnant Alyse finds herself in her own private hell. She must either gamble with her reputation or marry someone she does not love.

A reputed connoisseur of women, Thomas, Lord Braeton, has dallied with many ladies of King Edward’s court, although he has favored none. However, as Geoffrey’s best friend, Thomas has sworn to serve and protect Alyse, an oath now sorely tested when he agrees to marry her—in name only—to guard her reputation. Yet, as they grow closer, and Thomas discovers Alyse’s sweet but spirited nature, he comes to desire a marriage in truth.

Can he overcome her memory of Geoffrey, or is Thomas doomed to burn with passion for a woman he can never possess?

Buy the book:

Amazon | Smashwords | B & N | Apple Books | Kobo

That’s all for this round of Medieval Monday! Thanks so much for joining us.

A Giveaway for Mother’s Day

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I’m excited to be part of the Celebrate Mothers Bookish Event at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven! My time travel romance, Return of the Raven, is one of several featured books. Read all about it here!

Check out all the books here. They make perfect reads for Mother’s Day. There’s also a chance to win a $30 Amazon gift card. Enter via Rafflecopter here!

Giveaway open internationally.

Runs May 4 – May 12, 2021.

Winner will be drawn on May 13, 2021.

Good luck, and happy (early) Mother’s Day! 🙂

BLOODBORN by Sydney Winward is on sale!

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Here’s something you can really sink your teeth into! (Yes, I went there. Forgive me.) Bloodborn, the first book in Sydney Winward’s vampire romance series, is currently on sale for 99 cents. This book is waiting patiently on my nightstand, and I can’t wait to read it. The story:

Adam Degore’s need to find a cure for vampirism drives him to ensnare a vampire, but the creature he captures is Dracula’s daughter. Worse yet, he’s drawn to her—a monster he’s vowed to kill.

Despite her father’s wishes, Willow chooses to live among humans instead of the vampire conclave where she would be safe. She wants a life filled with more than shadows. Being captured by a human, not to mention falling in love with one, is not part of her plan.

With vampires and blood hunters closing in on their chosen prey, Adam and Willow need to trust one another. But will that trust come in time for them to survive and find a future together?

A peek between the pages:

“How could you?” she gasped, taking another step backward, but to back up much further would result in falling over the edge of the cliff and into the holy waters below. However, he was blocking her escape, a menacing sword close to penetrating her skin. Any false move would result in an iron sword through her heart. “How could you take me here?”

“I couldn’t tell you,” he answered, his voice thick with emotion. “It’s the only way. It’s the last thing I could do. For Zachariah.”

She felt numb. After everything that had happened between them, he still meant to kill her? But he was her mate. Mates were supposed to look after one another.

“Don’t do this,” she whispered, taking yet another step backward but stopping in her tracks when the roaring of the falls crashed into her ears like the loud toll of a bell signaling a vampire getting burned at the stake.

She would meet the same fate, except the only audience she would have was Adam and it was holy water instead of fire. She didn’t know which was worse. “I care for you, Adam. I want you to give me a chance.”

“I don’t have a choice. I need my brother back. He’s the only family I have left.”

Buy the book:

Amazon | B & N | Kobo | Apple

Where to find Sydney:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon | Instagram

Check out the whole series!

Best of luck with your sale, Sydney! 🙂

RETURN OF THE RAVEN received a Crowned Heart of Excellence from InD’tale Magazine!

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Wonderful news! Return of the Raven received a Crowned Heart of Excellence from In’Dtale Magazine! Here’s a little of the review:

“A magical time traveling love story that takes the reader on a journey from the past to the present…The author has done a great job in describing both time periods, including the language and how the characters dress and behave…If you are a fan of time travel romance, then this series is a must read!”

Woohoo! Such a great way to end the series. To read the whole review, go here.

For anyone unfamiliar with the story, here’s the gist of it:

Margaret, Lady Ravenwood, is trapped in a loveless marriage and firmly entrenched in the medieval world. Along comes Griffin Nightshade, a historian from the future whose soul resonates with hers. He persuades her to return with him to the 1950s, but heeding her heart means courting danger from a curse that could spell her doom.

Haunted by his parents’ sudden deaths, Griffin knows all too well the pain born of love lost. He guards his emotions, but Margaret delves deep and goes straight to the soul. She’s hard to resist…and harder to set free.

The heart’s desire and history’s demands don’t always agree. Yet true love is eternal.

If interest becomes an impulse to buy, here are the links:

Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA |Amazon AU | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Google Books | Apple

That’s all the news for now. Have a lovely evening! 🙂