Summer of Love Contest!

***The Summer of Love 2016 Giveaway has ended. Thanks to everyone who participated!***

Who are we and what is this? We’re a group of romance writers who want to share our love of romance! Last year, we came up with the idea to give away a summer of love to a few lucky winners and we had so much fun we decided to do the giveaway again this year.

This year, we’ll have two Grand Prize winners, each of whom gets a book a week to last from Memorial Day to Labor Day. That’s 16 books for each Grand Prize winner—an entire summer’s worth of love and passion. If you don’t win the Grand Prize, you’ll have a second chance: We’re also giving away 1 print book to each of five other lucky winners! But that’s not all. Each day the contest runs, we’ll randomly draw a winner for one of seven daily prizes, including Amazon gift cards, a beach tote filled with summer fun, and a Kindle Fire!

The contest opens on May 1 and ends May 7, 2016. The winners will be drawn randomly, and we’ll let winners know as soon after May 10 as we can that they’ve won. Prizes will be shipped as soon as we hear from all the winners and can get to the post office (no later than May 23, 2016 – promise!)

Please read the full Contest Rules for all the legal stuff.

To enter, go to the Enter the Contest! link, and provide your information using the entry form there. Your entry adds you to the contest hopper and signs you up for Jennifer Lawler’s newsletter. J Law writes romances under three pen names, and she wants a little love for all this effort. You can improve your odds of winning by entering more than once, but the only way you can enter more than once is to give another romance author a little love, and you can do that by following the directions on the Enter the Contest! page. You can sign up for other newsletters or follow a blog—and each action gives you another entry into the contest.

Over there on the right-hand navigation menu, you’ll find all the authors who are participating in this giveaway, plus information about their books. Enjoy!

Leslie P. Garcia

Mention writing to most first grade students–or teachers–and everyone runs from the room, screaming or crying, respectively. I, however, love the challenge of convincing the technology kids of today that words create everything they use, everything they enjoy. Yes, even those horrible cartoons and video games that are so foreign to me now. And the songs.

I, myself, was a published writer in first grade, first by the school principal, then by a novel but short-lived magazine written entirely by kids. I still remember the title: Kids. Paid me $1.50 for the last rhyming poem I ever wrote. “Dolphins are nice though they don’t like ice” something something.

Luckily, my poetry no longer rhymes, and my stories strive to portray the mishmash of cultures, events, characters, and times that are our lives–all our lives, even if not everyone had a lion or a roadside amusement park or hid in an arroyo on their wedding day.

There’s a circuitous route through most of our lives, and the publishing company that helped me learn to submit work for publication through their magazines and annual Writers Market, F&W Media, is now publishing my debut novel with Crimson Romance.

A lifetime of words away from first grade, but hopefully, you’ll enjoy my words. I love hearing from readers, and hope you’ll visit me one of these days.

Because words still have power, and always will.

Follow me on my blog, Return to Rio.

Cowboys Forever by Leslie P. Garcia and Friends

cowboys foreverSix Women—Six Cowboys

Cowboy Love Stories by the best selling authors who brought you Cowboy Up 1&2

Marry Me Again, Cowboy by Allison Merritt – An unlikely match made in Texas…

Cowboy Apocalypse by Leslie Garcia – Can a former Marine and a Hollywood diva facing apocalyptic changes in their lives salvage new beginnings together?

Claiming A Cowboy’s Heart by Melissa Keir – Even broken souls deserve a second chance at love…

Rock-n-Roll Cowboy by Autumn Piper – Never judge a rock band by its cover song.

A Cowboy’s Princess by Sara Walter Ellwood – Oil and water don’t mix…neither does Texas oil royalty and an ex-Navy SEAL turned rodeo cowboy until danger forces them together.

Ride, Cowboy, Ride by D’Ann Lindun – Can they find freedom together? A locked up heart.

A Love Beyond by Leslie P. Garcia

love beyondA.J. Owens is a woman on a mission. Convinced that her sister’s abusive marriage to Mike Towers drove her to kill herself, A.J. travels to his Texas ranch and concocts a daring plan to get closer to her brother-in-law. She’s also determined to rescue the champion racehorse he stole, Rebel Dorado, even if it means pretending to seduce the man.

Towers’s head of security, Chance Landin, knows there’s something fishy about this gorgeous blonde seductress. But when he discovers her real agenda, the former marine is more than happy to help—he’s got his own plans for revenge against Towers. After the man framed his uncle for the cold-blooded murder of the thoroughbreds he cared for, Chance swore he’d bring him down.

They’re both determined to expose the madman’s deadly secrets, but when romance begins to spark between them, will love triumph over revenge?

Wildflower Redemption by Leslie P. Garcia

wildflower redemptionYou can’t have it all. At least, not forever. Luz Wilkinson learned the hard way that balancing a career, marriage, and motherhood can end in absolute destruction of heart and soul. When the biological mother of her daughter tears the child away and ruins her reputation, Luz goes home to tiny Rose Creek to rethink life and ambition. She surrounds herself with discarded animals and plans never to care again.

Widower Aaron Estes lives for his daughter, Chloe. Fleeing from the horror of losing his wife in a school shooting, Aaron stops in Rose Creek on a whim and a random act of kindness from a gas station clerk – not a lot to build a life on, but a momentary redemption from his sorrow and fears for his daughter. Prompted by counselor Esmeralda Salinas, he takes Chloe to the Wilkinson place for therapeutic riding lessons, and finds Luz everything he wants in a mother for his daughter – but Esmeralda’s open pursuit is a problem. Burned by her divorce, Luz refuses any relationship involving another woman or a man with another woman’s child.

Unlimited love for their children comes easily – but will they ever be able to conquer past pain and love each other?

Modern Magic by Nancy C. Weeks and friends

Modern MagicWhat if Cinderella ditched the prince’s ball and sent her fairy godmother to find love in her place?

Suppose a streetwise hero hired to steal an all-powerful Genie (stuck in a flash drive rather than a brass lamp) for a tech company ended up running for his life with the CEO’s gorgeous, intelligent daughter?

Or what if the bed that a certain golden-tressed girl accidentally napped in belonged to the hot and famous middle brother of a notorious boy band?

Can you envision the sparks that might fly if a bitter and downright beastly wheelchair-bound woman propositioned a handsome bookseller to stay with her in exchange for her rare book collection?

 

This spellbinding anthology features modern and sexy spins on four classic fairy tales that will enchant you by Jennifer DeCuir, Stephanie Cage, Andrea R. Cooper, and Nancy C. Weeks.

Breakfast for Two by Jill Haymaker

Breakfast coverThe tiny, mountain town of Peakview, Colorado, wouldn’t be the same without Violet’s Café, and its owner, Violet Woods. Widowed in her fifties, she leads a solitary life with only her cat Lucky to keep her warm at night. All thoughts of romance died with Stan. They had a wonderful, long happy marriage, and she’s content to live out the rest of her life with her memories.

Howard Crandall, Peakview’s only mechanic, is a confirmed bachelor and something of a hermit. When Stan died, he took it upon himself to look out for Violet. Over the years, they have become friends, but it isn’t until the past he has hid from for thirty year past suddenly catches up with him, that he opens up to the idea of finding love.

Is there a second chance for these two lonely souls?

Colorado Sunset by Jill Haymaker

Colorado Sunset final coverJune Meyers has just put her youngest child on a plane, headed off to college. She is both excited and frightened of the future. Married right out of college, she devoted her entire life to her family. Even after her devastating divorce six years ago, she made being the best single mom her only focus. She has no idea what to do now that she is alone for the first time in her life. She needs to get out of her rut and out of Ohio.

Jeff Walker, a horse rancher in Peakview, Colorado, lost his wife to cancer eight years ago. Since then, his only loves have been his sons, his horses, and his land. He has no intention of getting involved with another woman. Once was enough for him. He has managed to successfully isolate himself form the outside world.

On a whim June decides to drive to California to visit her son and grandchildren. When her car breaks down in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado, she encounters the handsome, rugged rancher. There is an instant, undeniable attraction between the two of them. Can these two adults from very different worlds, both of whom have given up on romance, find a way to a happily ever after together?

Jill Haymaker

haymakerJill Haymaker was born and raised in Indiana and Ohio. After high school, she attended Bowling Green State University before moving to Fort Collins, Colorado in 1975.  Ms. Haymaker has made her home in Fort Collins ever since except for three years in the 1990’s when she left to attend law school at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. She has practiced family law in Fort Collins for the past 20 years. She has three grown children, a son and two daughters.  She also has three granddaughters.

Jill has always had a passion for writing.  Colorado Sunset was her first full length romance novel her Peakview, Colorado series.The second and third books in the series, Breakfast for Two and Colorado Cabin in the Pines are also available at Amazon.com. She is currently working on the fourth book. She also has had several short stories published by Chicken Soup for the Soul,the most recent in the book The Joy of Less, on sale April 19, 2016.

When not practicing law or writing, Jill enjoys The Colorado mountains, horseback riding, gardening, long walks with her Shetland Sheepdog, Laddie, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoys their numerous sporting events. She is also an avid football fan and can be found on autumn weekends cheering on the Broncos, the CSU Rams, and the Huskers. She has a passion for working with high school youth- she is a youth group leader at her church, coaches a high school mock trial team and is a volunteer at cross country and track meets.You can contact her at her website/blog at http://jillhaymaker.com, or email at jillhaymaker@aol.com.

Cravings by Lynn Crandall

Cravings coverKennedy, just Kennedy, recently dropped down into the rabbit hole complete with no surname and landed in an entirely different life than the one she’s been living for 22 years.

That’s when she learned her parents were people who had been given the job of raising her and keeping from the truth—her real parents were alive and she had been groomed to progress the plans of a secret group. It was also the day she learned her life was in jeopardy and she could trust no one, except maybe the brother she hadn’t known she had, Casey Mitchell, and his colony of were-lynxes.

Always a charmer, Asher Monroe, a were-bobcat who belongs to Casey’s colony, is willing to help her investigate her past. As a sports writer, he is skilled at ferreting out the truth. He’s also willing to use his special ability of “nudging” others to do what he wants so he can learn as much as he can about Kennedy and her life before. He needs to discover whether she is a threat to the colony or simply a lost soul.

As their needs for truth take them into escalating danger, their individual woundings expose what really brings them together and pulls them apart.

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