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Love Is In The Air Blog Hop #Giveaway

Thanks to Under the Covers Book Blog for hosting this buoyant hop!


I’m giving away a Jennifer Lane ebook of your choice. May I recommend With Good Behavior, book one in my complete romantic suspense series?


Or perhaps a Streamline swim cap to an American winner?


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Gratitude #Giveaway

So much to be grateful for this November…

Hosted by I Am A Reader

Particularly, awesome readers like YOU!

To thank you, I’m giving away a $10 gift card of your choice. To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter form.
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Then pumpkin on over to these participating blogs!

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September is for SEQUELS Giveaway Hop

Thanks to Lisa Loves Literature and Kathy I Am A Reader for hosting this hop celebrating SEQUELS.


Are you a huge series fan like me? I love when subsequent books are even better than the first book in the series. Here are some of my favorite sequels:

Unlawful Contact (the I-Team #3) by Pamela Clare. An escaped convict who kidnaps his high school girlfriend to save his sister’s life? Awesome plot and swoon-worthy hero.

Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3) by J.R. Ward. I’m not a vampire fangurl but I do love a wounded hero like Zsadist.

And the sequel I can’t WAIT to read is Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover. Hopeless was brilliant and I want to read Holder’s POV.


I have a sequel of my own launching 9-24-13: On Best Behavior (The Conduct Series #3). I want YOU to win the Advanced Reader Copy!

With Good Behavior (The Conduct Series #1) starts the mayhem of a convict love story, and I’m also giving away its sequel Bad Behavior (The Conduct Series #2).

To enter, complete this Rafflecopter form:

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Now hop on over to these kickbutt blogs and check out their sequels:

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Lovestruck Giveaway Hop

Thanks to the lovely ladies at Under the Covers for hosting this hop.

 

As a romance author, I’m definitely lovestruck. And I want YOU to fall in love with my character Grant Madsen from The Conduct Series (a parolee love story). He’s a tall Italian with crystal blue eyes inspired by the talented actor Wentworth Miller.

Grant Madsen was a Navy lieutenant before he went to prison. Niiice.

Stay tuned for On Best Behavior (The Conduct Series #3) to see what happens next with the handcuffs!  The third and final book in the series launches 9-24-13.

Bloggers can sign up for the cover reveal HERE for 8-23-13.


Just complete the Rafflecopter form to win one of two ebooks from The Conduct Series, and you can swoon over Grant Madsen yourself.


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Hop over to these blogs to see who’s got them lovestruck!

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SUMMER GIVEAWAY HOP 2013

Thanks to Mary from Book Hounds for hosting the Summer Giveaway Hop.


Is July really over? *cries* We’ll have to make ourselves feel better by giving away stuff.

I’m stoked for the third and final novel in my adult romantic suspense series to launch September 24, 2013: On Best Behavior (The Conduct Series #3). It feels wonderful to finish writing a series!

To celebrate, I’m giving away an ebook of the first novel in the series:

With Good Behavior (The Conduct Series #1)



With Good Behavior is a fast-paced, action-rich and heart-wrenching romance with adorable main characters.” 
~ Nimue of Endlessly Bookish Blog

AND I’m throwing in a $10 iTunes gift card! 

To enter, complete the Rafflecopter form:

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Hop over to win more stuff at these blogs:

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Get Healthy Blog Hop

Alex CavanaughStephen Tremp, L. Diane Wolfe, and Michael Di Gesu have teamed up for the Get Healthy Blog Hop!


Bummed about being fatigued all the time? Not feeling as fit as you’d like to be? Here is a Blog Hop that can help us make 2013 a year that we can  get healthier.

The Objective: Share with everyone something you have done that affected your health in a positive way. 

I just attended my 20 year college reunion over the weekend, and I was amazed by how fit my peers looked. What am I doing wrong? I’ve always been a tall, athletic woman, and I know being thin isn’t in the cards for me, but I’m displeased by some recent weight gain.

Change is HARD, and one change I need to make is to incorporate more mindful eating into my regimen. According to Lauren Todd, mindful eating is eating based on physiological cues instead of environmental or emotional cues.

After a long day of work I often plop down in front of the TV to eat my dinner. This is NOT mindful eating. We can’t be mindful if eating while blogging, reading, or watching TV.

Here are some tips Lauren shares:

Tips Towards Mindful Eating

   Eat When Hungry.  More often than not, food restriction leads to subsequent binge-eating or, in some cases, serious eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia.

   Take Food in One Bite At a Time.  This process helps an individual to enjoy food and allow the body to process how full it is.

   Use All Senses to Focus on Food.  Eating slowly will allow recognition of tastes, textures, and smells, fostering a healthy relationship with food.

   Find a Good Place to Eat.  I admit that I have eaten more than a couple burritos waiting for the subway at the Park Street T-Stop. With all the commotion around me, it is difficult to truly concentrate on the food I eat. Snacking or dining in busy locations is not conducive to mindful eating.

   Say Good-Bye to Guilt.  Mindful eating is a way to reconnect with one’s meal in order to properly fuel one’s body. By eating mindfully, there should be no guilt associated with yielding to your body’s hunger.



We practiced mindful eating at my workplace by taking three minutes to eat three raisins. Try it some time! Mindful eating helps you recognize your hunger and fullness better, and reduces overeating.

Exercise has always been something I enjoy doing—especially swimming laps with friends. I know not everyone feels this way! I’m giving away an ebook of my New Adult swimming romance Streamline to celebrate my favorite form of exercise.


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The Mother of All Blog Bounces

Happy Mother’s Day! Please join Omnific Publishing authors as we celebrate our mothers on our weekly Thursday Blog Bounce.

Today we discuss how our mothers have influenced our writing.

With her encouragement and kooky sense of humor, my mother had an early influence on my imagination. She enrolled me in art classes before the age of five (too bad the lessons didn’t stick!) My mom valued education and the power of the written word, especially for firing off letters to politicians who weren’t doing their job! And, my mother is a lot of fun. I remember her driving me and my neighborhood teammates home from swim practice one night . . . for some reason she started making animal noises. We had a blast imitating chickens, rabbits, and wookies.

Here’s an example of a movie that cracks us up (Every Which Way But Loose):

Finishing a novel takes bountiful hard work and perseverance–qualities my mother instilled in me. The fact that she’s still working four days a week in her seventies is testament to her work ethic. And she definitely had to be persevere to overcome dysfunction in her family of origin.

I can be an anxious perfectionist, but my mom has helped me take myself less seriously. When I was grumpy after a long day of school and two swim practices, she asked me if I wanted to quit the sport. That question freed me up to make sure I was swimming for the right reasons. When I beat myself up after disqualifying a relay at the NCAA championships, she asked me if I would remember that race in one year, which helped me chill out. My mom is great at putting things in perspective.

Currently, my mom probably knows more about my psychologist career than my writing career. She used to enjoy reading fiction but she’s a little too hopped up on thyroid medication to sit down and finish a novel these days, ha ha. I know she’s in the background supporting me, though.

Now bounce over to these participating authors to check out their awesome moms!

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Back From the Future Blog Hop

I love my pub sister Nicki Elson. She’s joining Suz and M Pax to host this fun blog hop!


We’re heading to the year 2023, back from the future style:


You’re up before dawn on a Saturday when the doorbell rings. You haven’t brewed your coffee so you wonder if you imagined the sound. Plonking the half-filled carafe in the sink, you go to the front door and cautiously swing it open. No one there. As you cast your eyes to the ground, you see a parcel addressed to you … from you.

You scoop it up and haul it inside, sensing something legitimate despite the extreme oddness of the situation. Carefully, you pry it open. Inside is a shoebox — sent from ten years in the future — and it’s filled with items you have sent yourself.

What’s in it?

What’s in my time capsule, from the year 2023?

1) A swimsuit from the future. You think Speedo’s material is “fast-skin” now? Just wait!


2) A photo of the man I marry at age 50 (once I’m ready to settle down). If he has eyes similar to Wentworth Miller’s, I wouldn’t complain!


3) A treatment that cures obesity, to improve health and decrease bullying:


4) A copy of my New Adult romance novel (which I’ve yet to write) that really connects with readers:


What’s in YOUR time capsule? Check out what these bloggers have to say:

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CRAZY, STUPID LOVE: New Adult Giveaway

Have you heard of the NEW ADULT genre? It’s all the rage–books about characters age 18-25.

Thanks to Talk Supe for hosting this event. Some of my favorite NA reads include Slammed, Point of Retreat, Where She Went, Easy, Flat Out Love…and Poughkeepsie.

My pub sister Debra Anastasia has written one humdinger of a New Adult book…Poughkeepsie!

Poughkeepsie is a beautiful love story about truly seeing people with all their sparkles and flaws.


Read my 5 star review HERE.


Along with giving away an ebook of my Mature YA / New Adult novel Streamline, I’m giving away an ebook of Poughkeepsie.


See the post below to sign up for Streamline‘s book birthday, March 25-29, when there will be more giveaways.


To enter the Crazy Stupid Love giveaway, simply complete the Rafflecopter form.

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Follower Love Giveaway Hop

I looooove my followers! To celebrate YOU, I’m jumping on the Follower Love Giveaway Hop, hosted by the illustrious Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer and Nicole at The Reader’s Antidote.

Want an iTunes gift card or a Jennifer Lane ebook of your choice? Just enter using the Rafflecopter form.

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