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?

Smoke and Ashes by Danica Winters

Smoke-and-Ashes_thumbnail-190x300Montana’s bravest…and hottest 

With a mysterious arsonist on the loose in Missoula, fire inspector Kevin Jensen saves more than Heather Sampson’s house. The sexy single father rescues her from an abusive marriage—and discovers his own past failures don’t have to rule his life. Especially when sparks between him and Heather ignite irresistible desire.

But who’s the arsonist? Why target Heather? What’s his shocking motive? When Heather faces off with him in a brutal attack, she needs her “white knight” as much as he needs her. Both have looked into their souls and risked their broken hearts for each other. Now Kevin will have to risk his life and his heart.

Buy the book here.

His Proposal, Their Forever by Melissa McClone

HisproposaltheirforeverAvailable: Justin McMillian, real estate developer

Age: 32 (or 224 in dog years)

Justin McMillian has brown hair and blue eyes and he loves women. He’s had just one previous owner, but we believe he can be trained. Currently, he is intent on tearing down the Broughton Inn, and he needs the right woman to refocus his energies. If you take Justin on, you will be richly rewarded with passionate kisses…even if he thinks he’s not yet ready for forever.

Stubborn artist Bailey Cole is interested in taking home this handsome stray…but Justin plans to destroy the historic inn she adores. He could ruin her life’s work in one fell swoop! We are optimistic that one special person can counteract Justin’s temperamental issues—but could that be Bailey?

Melissa McClone

With a degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, Melissa McClone worked for a major airline where she traveled the globe and met her husband. But analyzing jet engine performance couldn’t compete with her love of writing happily ever afters.

Her first full-time writing endeavor was her first sale when she was pregnant with her first child! Since then, she has published over thirty romance novels with Harlequin and Tule Publishing Group. She’s also been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award.

When she isn’t writing, you can usually find her driving her minivan to/from her children’s swim practices and other activities. She also sends care packages to deployed service members and fosters cats through a local no-kill animal shelter. Melissa lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, three school-aged children, two spoiled Norwegian Elkhounds and cats who think they rule the house. They do!

She is the author of His Proposal, Their Forever, a Summer of Love giveaway book.

California Homecoming by Casey Dawes

cover California HomecomingPregnant and alone, Sarah Ladina wants to regain her independence and do what’s best for her soon-to-be-born baby, but buying a run-down Victorian for an inn wasn’t her brightest idea. An inability to cook or fix a leaky faucet will make the job even harder. When a friendly golden retriever, disabled vet, and potential cook show up on the first day, she knows her life is going to get a lot more complicated. When her ex tries to get back into her life and her doctor orders modified bed rest, Sarah wonders if she’ll ever be able to stand on her own.

After returning from duty in the Middle East wounded in both body and spirit, Hunter Evans is in search of employment and a home. Finding a job has been tough and housing doesn’t come cheap in Costanoa, the town that he loves most on the California coast. His prosthetic leg allows him to run, but keeps him from his childhood passion, surfing. With a low-level job and a transient motel for a home, Hunter isn’t sure life is worth living.

But spring is coming in Costanoa and love is in the air. With the help of good friends, Sarah and Hunter may be able to get beyond the painful past and complicated present to find the love and respect they want and deserve.

Bleddyn Hall by Amanda L.V. Shalaby

BleddynHall_1800 HIGH RESAfter a whirlwind romance during the London Season, Lady Isabel Sutton finds herself quickly engaged to the handsome Lord Tresham Bleddyn, Earl of Dancy. But when his father passes away suddenly, Lord Tresham’s period of mourning delays their marriage and ruins the season for Tresham’s younger twin sisters, Annalise and Rosamund.

After the girls invite Isabel to their Yorkshire home, Bleddyn Hall, Tresham seems an entirely different man than the one she fell in love with in London. Not only that, but all is not well within the walls of Bleddyn Hall. The house’s dark secrets lead to murder, mystery and a gruesome discovery.

Was Isabel’s happy future with Tresham nothing more than an illusion? Will she survive her stay at Bleddyn Hall?