STRONG ENOUGH by Jana Richards and a Giveaway!

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Today, I’m delighted to feature Jana Richards’s new release, Strong Enough. It’s the fourth contemporary romance in The Masonville Series, and I’m guessing you’ll need a box of tissues handy when you read it! Here’s the story:

Love can make you stronger, if you let it.

Charlotte Saunders has a full life–a rewarding career as a nurse, meaningful volunteer work at a dog shelter, and family, friends and pets she adores. But no matter how hard she tries, she can’t forget the horrible event that’s haunted her for ten years.

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse, Damon Greyson now helps others who have suffered trauma. His experience and intuition alert him to trouble in Charlotte’s past, and he wants to help her, if only she’d let him.

As they work together to help veterans suffering from PTSD and neglected dogs needing loving homes, their feelings for each other deepen. But when the trauma from Charlotte’s past roars back to life, both are forced to confront their painful histories—or die trying.

A peek between the pages:

She looked away. “I’m sorry. I hate women who use tears to get what they want. It’s just that yesterday the shelter had to put down some dogs. There was this one old dog, Shep….” She shook her head, unable to finish.

He squeezed her elbow before letting her go. “I’m sorry, Charlotte.”

She nodded and again Damon sensed her vulnerability. Charlotte tried to give off an aura of strength. She was the caregiving nurse, the person others looked to for help. But who helped Charlotte?

After a few breaths, she straightened her shoulders and faced him, her composure once more back in place. “How long do you think it will be?”

“You mean until the retreat is up and running?” When she nodded, he blew out a breath. “I don’t know. My building’s in worse shape than I first thought.”

“If there’s anything I can do to speed up the process, let me know.”

“You know anything about unplugging sewer lines?”

She made a face. “You’re on your own, Greyson.”

Don’t I know it. “Hey, you asked. From now on I’ll only request your help when it comes to dogs.”

She chuckled. “Good plan.”

This time Charlotte’s smile was genuine, and for a moment Damon couldn’t breathe. He found himself wondering what it would be like to have the full force of her smile directed at him on a regular basis, and to know there was real affection for him behind the smile. The longing he experienced at that thought shocked him.

Better not to allow such thoughts to take root. Despite all the work he’d done over the years to overcome the harm done to him in the past, he still had questions. Would it ever be possible for him to have a normal, loving, long-term relationship with a woman? So far, the longest relationship he’d had lasted only six months.

Maybe he’d always be damaged goods.

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60582342-strong-enough

Other books in the series:

Single dad Ben Greyson wants only to retain custody of his two stepdaughters. A dysfunctional childhood has made family the most important thing in his life. When his late wife’s parents sue for custody, a desperate Ben is left with two choices – run away with his girls or marry his next-door neighbor.

Jamie Garven wants to be a mother. She’s intrigued by her handsome new neighbor and falls in love with his little girls. Then Ben is faced with losing his children, and Jamie agrees to marry him for a chance at motherhood. They’re determined to show the world, and the girls’ grandparents, two loving parents.
Their marriage of convenience turns into unexpected love. But Ben interprets Jamie’s efforts to save their family as betrayal—they could lose everything, including each other.

**On Sale at Amazon for .99cents June 3 – 17!!**

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57013622-unexpected

Two souls in pain, two hearts in need of rescue.

Garrett Saunders’ world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.

Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett’s rescue horse and he’ll help with repairs around her farm.

Garrett finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But she’s hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett’s love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?

**On Sale at Amazon for .99cents May 20 – June 3!!**

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53209383-to-heal-a-heart

Is Lauren’s love for Cole stronger than her fear of scandal in her hometown?

Lauren didn’t intend to sleep with her brother-in-law Cole on the day of her husband’s funeral. But now that she is pregnant, she’s not sorry. Cole’s given her a baby, a long-wished-for miracle. He’s been her friend forever, though she never told him or anyone else how unhappy her marriage to his cheating brother was. And she’s afraid to tell the small town that considered her husband a hero that the baby isn’t his.

Cole’s been in love with Lauren since he was sixteen. It kills him that everyone believes the baby is his dead brother’s. All he wants is to claim the baby, and Lauren, as his own. Though she marries him, will Lauren’s heart ever be his?

Lauren must tell the truth or risk losing Cole. Is her newly-discovered love for him greater than her fear of scandal in her hometown?

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43517277-child-of-mine

About the author:

When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist.

In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at www.janarichards.com

Where to find her:

Website: http://www.janarichards.com

Blog: http://janarichards.blogspot.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JanaRichardsAuthor

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/JanaRichards

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jana-richards

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/author/janarichards

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2892274.Jana_Richards

Newsletter: http://janarichards.com/contact.html#newsletter

There’s a giveaway too! Check out the Silver Dagger Book Tour and enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card.

Good luck to everyone, and best wishes to Jana! 🙂

Stress Busting Book Festival ~ NIGHT OF THE OWL

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The Stress Busting Book Festival at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven has featured some wonderful titles this month, and today, it’s Night of the Owl‘s turn. Check out the feature here!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, if you haven’t already. You just might win the $75 Amazon gift card. Wishing you the best of luck! 🙂

Stress Busting Book Festival ~ N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

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Stress got the best of you? Watch it disappear as you escape inside the books featured in N. N. Light’s Book Heaven’s Stress Busting Book Festival. Throughout the month of May, the spotlight will be on twenty-five books, and there’s a chance to win a $75 Amazon US or CA gift card.

Because I’ve always intended my stories to take people far away from their troubles, I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My time travel romance Night of the Owl will be featured on May 18. There’ll be an excerpt from the book, and I’ll tell you how I combat stress.

Bookmark this festival and tell your friends:

https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/stress-busting-book-festival

Enter the giveaway here!

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs through May 31.

Drawing will be held on June 1.

Good luck! Have a great week! 🙂

Booklovers Unite Giveaway

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Booklovers are uniting on N. N. Light’s Book Heaven for the mother of all giveaways. There are more than thirty prizes up for grabs, and you could even win Soul of the Wolf, donated by yours truly.

Check out all the prizes here. Then enter here by May 31. When you do, make sure to mention any particular prize you’d like to win.

Best of luck! Wishing you a beautiful day, week, and month ahead. 🙂

THE CAULDRON STIRRED ~ Five Stars from Readers’ Favorite!

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Great news! I woke up this morning to learn The Cauldron Stirred earned a five-star review from Readers’ Favorite. Woohoo! Here’s a bit of the review:

“The dialogue is fantastic with descriptive details and attitudes that give a little extra spark to the tone of the story…Delightfully Irish, The Cauldron Stirred delivers a rich and original take on Irish mythology through a coming-of-age journey that has romance, destiny, and family.”

As you know, The Spear Alight–the last book in the Guardians of Erin series–was recently published. It’s wonderful to know the first book is still making a positive impact. If you’re interested, you can find buy links here.

Now, I’m off to continue writing Trip the Light Phantasmic, the first book in my new gothic cozy series, The Gothic Gwyn Mysteries. Wishing you a beautiful day and weekend ahead! 🙂

Vote for RETURN OF THE RAVEN, RONE Award Nominee

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Good morning! Voting for the 2022 RONE Awards is underway, and this week, Return of the Raven is up in the Science Fiction/Time Travel category. I’ll need your vote to make it to the judging round, and I would really appreciate your help! Here’s what to do:

  1. Go here!
  2. Sign in, or create an account if you don’t have one.
  3. Check your email and verify the account.
  4. Go here (RONE Awards Reader Voting), click on WEEK 3, scroll down to Science Fiction/Time Travel, choose RETURN OF THE RAVEN, then click on “Vote” at the bottom of the category.

And that’s it! Thank you so much for your support.

Wish me luck, and have a wonderful week! 🙂

LOVE WINS ~ A Charity Anthology to Support Ukrainian Refugees

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More than fifteen contemporary romance authors have joined forces to create this unique collection of stories, covering an assortment of different sub-genres and tropes. Love Wins is set to publish on April 21, 2022, with 100% of the proceeds going to World Vision’s Ukrainian Refugee Fund. This organization has people on the ground in Ukraine and Romania, providing food, shelter, medical aid, and all necessary assistance for the needy, with the focus of making sure children are safe and provided for.

The authors include Dania Voss, Maribelle McCrea, Marlene Cheng, K.M. Jenkins, Deborah King, Annie McEwen, Pamela Clayfield, Tiffany Carby, Aimee O’Brian, R.A. Clarke, N. N. Light, Judy Fisher, Robert Beech, E.J. Powell, Alex Grehy, and Maris Parker. Mrs. N of N. N. Light is here to tell us about her part in the anthology and how she became involved. Take it away, Mrs. N!

I’m so thrilled to be a guest on this blog. Thank you so much for hosting me. My name is N. N. Light, otherwise known as Mrs. N. I write uplifting stories with my husband and better half, Mr. N.

In late February of this year, Russia invaded Ukraine. My heart plummeted as I saw the brute force of Russia’s army attack a sovereign nation. Can this really be happening? After all we have been through as a people, can we just sit by and watch the elimination of a race of people? I knew I needed to find some way to help. I certainly didn’t have the resources to fly over there but what could I do? The answer came in an Instagram post about two weeks ago. My fellow author, Dania Voss, put out a message on Instagram asking for more romance stories for a charity anthology. I signed up right away and I’m so honored to be a part of the Love Wins anthology. 100% of the proceeds go to a charity with boots on the ground helping Ukrainians in need.

We can’t stop the bombs from falling but we can do our part from this corner of our world. Please consider purchasing the anthology for $1.99. Not only will you be helping innocent people struggling to stay alive, but you’ll get fifteen romance novellas/short stories. These stories vary between sweet and contemporary.

LOVE WINS is available for a limited time only. Make a difference for the people of Ukraine—buy your copy today!

Stories include:

ALL ROADS LEAD TO SHEPHERD GROVE–DANIA VOSS

PAST, PERFECT, POLO–MARIBELLE MCCREA

THE MADAM’S FRIEND–MARLENE F CHENG

THE SUNFLOWER MEADOW–K.M. JENKINS

DESTINED DREAMER–DEBORAH KING

THE SLEEPLESS CAFÉ–ANNIE MCEWEN

HAVEN OF SECRETS–PAMELA CLAYFIELD

GOLD MINE–TIFFANY CARBY

MISROUTED BY LOVE ~ A TALE OF MAYBE–AIMEE O’BRIAN

CLICKING–R.A. CLARKE

PLANTING THE SEEDS OF LOVE–N. N. LIGHT

THE POWER OF LOVE–JUDY FISHER

LOVE, ETERNAL–ROBERT BEECH

SHIFTER: A WERE-CAT’S TALE–E.J. POWELL

ON THE WINGS OF KITES–ALEX GREHY 

MOANA ACCOUNTANT–KERRY CARLISLE

TWO WEEKS IN THE TETONS–MARIS PARKER

Thank you so much for visiting today, Mrs. N., and for doing your part to support those in need. Now, let’s enjoy an excerpt from N. N. Light’s Planting the Seeds of Love:

Jack took a step back letting go of her pinky. He crossed his arms; his eyes glittered angrily.

“You love me?” He snorted. “You don’t even know I exist.”

Sally’s nostrils flared. Taking a step back, she crossed her arms.

“That’s a fine thing to say to me after all we’ve been through.” She turned to leave. “Maybe Trevor’s right…”

“What?” Jack sat down on the cot, not looking at her. “What did Trevor tell you?”

“Trevor has a buyer for the farm. It’s a friend of his father’s and he loves the idea of a brewery out here in the country. He wants to add a restaurant and make it some sort of oasis for city folk.” She ran her fingers through her blonde hair.

“A buyer?” He put his head in his hands and sighed. “It’s too fast.”

“What are you talking about?” She looked down at her watch, wishing she hadn’t come. Her sister was right; men were nothing but trouble.

“Look, I know I’ve messed things up.” He stood and walked towards her. “But you’ve got to give the farm and me a second chance.” He extended his hand through the bars.

Sally’s emotions shook her body. Guilt, love, pain, regret, anger and hope battled for supremacy in her heart. She eyed his outstretched hand warily. Could she trust him? Could he be depended upon?

“Why should I give you another chance, Jack?” She let her arms fall to her sides. A force not her own pulled her body closer to his. She whispered, “You hurt me.” Tears welled up but she didn’t care.

He reached up and wiped her tears away.

“Oh Sally,” he whispered, his voice cracking with emotion.

Her lower lip quivered.

“I’m so sorry. I’m a first-class jerk.” He cupped her face with his hands. “Please don’t cry.”

Sally closed her eyes. She felt like a tiny dingy in the middle of the ocean, battered and torn in pieces. She leaned her head against the bars.

“Your opinion matters most, it always has. When you say things like you just did, it tears me apart.” She lifted her head. “I need you, Jack. I can’t do this without you.”

Jack exhaled slowly.

“That wasn’t me; it was my jealousy rearing its ugly head.”

“What do you mean? What do you have to be jealous of?” Her brows furrowed, she thought hard.

“I’m jealous of how happy you seem to be with Trevor,” he replied.

Preorder your e-copy for only $1.99. The price goes up to $4.99 after release week! 100% of the proceeds go to World Vision’s Ukrainian Refugee Fund.

Amazon US | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Goodreads | BookBub

A little more about N. N. Light:

N. N. Light is the award-winning husband-wife writing team, commonly known as Mr. N and Mrs. N. Books are their addiction and lifeblood.

Life is meant to be lived; cherish the exciting moments, and relish in those all too brief moments of relaxation. They are here to live their own lives, read as many books as humanly possible and live it passionately. N. N. Light’s Book Heaven serves as a vessel to project their passions, and clue in their loyal readers as to what inspires them in this crazy world. So, sit back, relax, and read on. One link to rule them all: https://bio.link/nnlightsbookheaven

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Spring Break Bookapalooza ~ RETURN OF THE RAVEN

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Spring Break Bookapalooza continues at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven, and today, Return of the Raven is in the spotlight. Check it out here!

Remember, there’s a chance to win a $75 Amazon gift card. Enter the giveaway here!

Wishing you the best of luck. Have a lovely day! 🙂

Spring Into Freebies Giveaway

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Having a hard time choosing what to read in 2022? Since there are so many fantastic authors and books available, it’s essential to have a reputable resource to help you decide. It’s even better when you get a chance to win free books, audiobook codes, bookish prizes, and gift cards!

Every book in the Spring Into Freebies Giveaway has been screened and approved by N. N. Light, a top reviewer. Flight of the Raven, the first book in my medieval romance/time travel series, is one of the prizes.

Check out all of the prizes here. If there’s a particular book or prize you’d like, be sure to mention it when entering here. The giveaway runs through April 30, after which the winners’ names will be drawn. Good luck, everyone!

SPRING BREAK BOOKAPALOOZA

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Calling all readers! Spring has sprung, and you’re all invited to N. N. Light’s Book Heaven Spring Break Bookapalooza. Thirty-two books will be featured this month, and you’ll have a chance to win a $75 Amazon gift card.

I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. Return of the Raven, one of my time travel romances, will be spotlighted on April 7.

Besides an excerpt from the book, I’ll be sharing where I’d go on spring break if money were no object. Even though money is tight–as it is for so many of us–my family and I are actually traveling to our dream location this summer. I can’t wait!

Bookmark this festival and tell your friends: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/spring-break-bookapalooza

Enter the giveaway here!

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs April 1 – 30.

Drawing will be held on May 2.

Good luck, and have a beautiful month! 🙂