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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Magic of Books Promo- Allie Boniface- Autumn Allure

Pine Point Book #4

by Allie Boniface
Genre: Small Town Contemporary Romance

Time for this playboy to face the music. He just never dreamed it would be a lullaby…

Nate Hunter went to college for a business degree, but he prefers working as a bartender and enjoying his small-town, single life. Then a dying ex-girlfriend tracks him down to tell him he has a daughter he never knew existed.

Nate doesn’t know the first thing about being a father, but one look at Autumn and he’s a goner, so he agrees to take care of her until her aunt returns at Christmas.

When he asks no-nonsense librarian Maxine Abbott to move in with him and help take care of his daughter, she agrees – but only if he’ll pretend to be her boyfriend and get her mother off her back.

Their relationship of convenience works perfectly at first, until real feelings begin to chip away at their fake romance. Then Autumn’s aunt shows up early, and everything changes. Will Nate and Maxine’s budding love end in heartbreak before the last leaves fall?

“Nate!” Bethany called across the room. “Picture time!”

Oh, God. Now their charade would begin in earnest. Max closed one eye, afraid to see his expression as he walked over. He handed her a glass of chilled white wine and winked. “Here I am. Ready for the camera.” He leaned over and planted a kiss on Bethany’s cheek. “How’s the prettiest town council candidate in town?”

Bethany wriggled and cooed like a schoolgirl. Then she stopped, and her eagle-eyed gaze zoomed in on the table. “Why did you give my daughter a glass of wine?”

Max froze. Nate didn’t know, of course, that she was allergic to wine. And bananas and kiwi. The fruit allergy, they’d found out about years ago, when Max swelled up in first grade after eating banana bread that a classmate brought in. The doctor hadn’t bothered to tell her she might develop a wine allergy someday too. She’d found out about that one after ending up in the hospital her freshman year of college.

A boyfriend would know that. Bethany knew a boyfriend would know that. Max pushed the glass away and forced a laugh. “Sweetheart, I think you mixed up our drinks.” She reached for whatever he held, something that looked like scotch or bourbon on the rocks, and took a swallow.

Oh dear God, I’ve set my mouth on fire. She looked at Bethany, Parvati, and the cameraman, who seemed interested for the first time all night, and forced herself to swallow before she spit it out. “That’s your wine.”

“Of course it is. Sorry, babe. Got caught up in the moment, what with all the guests.” He took a sip and watched her intently over the rim of his glass. What else haven’t you told me? his gaze seemed to ask.

Max continued to sweat. They needed to sit down and make a list ASAP. They could start with food allergies and go from there. Likes, dislikes, favorite colors, favorite foods, and anything else they could think of. Max scolded herself for not doing it earlier. Bethany’s general intuition and desperation to marry off her daughter meant she’d be watching the two of them like a hawk.

Right now, though, Max needed to do something to wipe the look of puzzlement off her mother’s face. She thought about taking another sip of whatever horrible drink she held in her hand, but she couldn’t make herself. I never drink in front of Nate, she could say, but Bethany wouldn’t buy that excuse. My allergies never came up, she could say, but that seemed unlikely for a couple that lived together.

Nate solved the problem for her. He ran one hand over his white-blond hair, gelled into haphazard spikes. His blue eyes caught hers and twinkled. Then, with the Elks Club filled to capacity and the press looking on, he put down his wineglass, leaned over, and kissed Max squarely on the mouth.


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Allie Boniface is the USA Today best-selling author of over a dozen novels, including the Cocktail Cruise, Hometown Heroes, and Pine Point series. Her books are most often set in small towns and feature emotional, thought-provoking, sensual romance with relatable characters you'll know and love.

A graduate of the University of Rochester and Case Western Reserve University, Allie currently lives in a small town in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York with her husband and their two furry felines. When she isn't teaching high school English, she likes to travel, lose herself in great music, or go for a long run and think about her next small town story.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

CB Clark- My Brother's Sins

Happy Monday readers. 
I hope you had a great weekend. 
Today I have TWRP author, CB Clark on the blog answering a few questions 
and sharing her new book,
 My Brother's Sins.

         Welcome CB, please, tell me three words that describe yourself starting with A, B, and C.

       Active, Blessed, Curious

 What are your three favorite things?

       Wilderness camping, Canoeing, Dogs

Are you self-published or with a publishing company?

       I have two books published by The Wild Rose Press.

What for you is the best part of writing? What is the worst?

       I love creating new worlds and peopling them with interesting characters and then upping the stakes and watching them scramble to reach their goals. There’s a letdown once a book is finished, and a sense of loss as you say goodbye to the characters who have become friends. Like many authors, I’m uncomfortable with the business end of book promotion, but I realize it’s an important part of this business.

If you could spend the day with any celebrity, who would it be?

       I’d love to spend the day with William Shatner, the actor who portrayed Captain James T. Kirk in the old Star Trek television series and movies. First of all he’s Canadian, he’s a trained Shakespearean actor, and I’ve read both of his autobiographies. And did I mention, he’s Captain Kirk? He seems to have a great sense of humor, and he doesn’t take himself too seriously.

Is there a process you stick to, or do you just write as it hits you?

       I’m a pantster. That’s the fun part. I start with the germ of an idea and a first sentence and go from there. Some days writing is a wild, rollercoaster ride with ideas coming fast and heavy; other days, it’s like wading in mud. I love not knowing what’s going to happen next and letting my characters write their own stories. Of course, that means there’s tons of revising when I’m finished.

When not writing, what can you be found doing?

       Hiking with my dog through the forested wilderness behind my house or canoeing on a quiet lake listening to the loons. In the winter, I enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing. I’ve also been travelling a great deal this past year, with more trips planned in the future.

‘My Brother’s Sins’ Blurb:

Ryan Marshall’s kid brother had always been trouble. Now, his brother wants Ryan, ex-DEA agent, to protect the woman he loves from a notorious, Mexican drug cartel.
The second Ryan lays eyes on Hallie Harkins, he knows he’s made a mistake. Hallie’s blonde beauty and stubborn grit tempt him like no woman ever has. It’s all he can do to keep his hands off her…and his heart intact.

Hallie’s worst fears are realized when the man she expects to meet, vanishes. In his place, a disturbingly attractive stranger appears, claiming he’s been sent to protect her. Can she trust him? Or is he working with her pursuers?  

Following an attempt on Hallie’s life, she and Ryan join forces, embarking on a perilous mission of danger and desire taking them from rural Montana to the sunny shores of Acapulco Bay, and into the clutches of a ruthless killer.

Will they survive the mission together and find love in each other’s arms?
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C.B. Clark Author Bio

C.B. Clark has always loved reading, especially romances, but it wasn’t until she lost her voice for a year that she considered writing her own romantic suspense stories. She grew up in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Yukon. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology, she has worked as an archaeologist and an educator, teaching students from the primary grades through the first year of college. She enjoys hiking, canoeing, and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia. 
Social Media Links

Amazon author page: www.amazon.com/author/cbclark
Twitter: @cbclarkauthor

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thankful Author 2016

Happy Saturday readers, 
I'm delighted to announce that Thankful Author is back for 2016!

What is Thankful Author, you ask?

Back for its 3rd year, Thankful Author is where I dedicated the entire month of November on this blog to posts from fellow authors who would like to share what they're thankful this year, in addition to showcasing a book of their choice. 

There will be posts from my lovely TWRP authors, some I have "met" through Magic of Books Promotions, and a few I have not had the pleasure the host on my blog before. 
It's going to be a great time.

If you are an author and would like to sign up for a spot, please follow the Sign Up Genius link. 

Don't worry, you don't have to be a member of Sign Up Genius to participate. 

When the page comes up, scroll through and choose the date you would like, click on that date's sign up box, then click "Submit and Sign Up" at the bottom. When the page changes, select the, "I don't have an account" option, fill out your info, and at the bottom, click the "Send me a confirmation" box. Voila, all signed up. All that's left is to send me your post on what you're thankful for and your media kit. Directions for this can be found on the Thankful Author Sign Up Genius page.

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