Jun 20, 2018

Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Jill Shalvis!

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Today’s featured author is Jill Shalvis! 
Learn some fun facts about Jill in this short Q&A. Three lucky readers who enter the rafflecopter get a chance to win an e-copy of LOST AND FOUND SISTERS (open Int'l)!

1. What genre(s) do you write?
Contemporary romance, womens fiction “light"

2. Coffee or tea lover?
tea, and only tea, but a lot of it… :)

3. Name one thing on your bucket list.
Win an oscar for a screenplay. Still need to write that screenplay...

4. Do you have pets?
SO MANY PETS. Dogs and cats, of course, but up here in the mountains also we have some wild visitors like porcupines, raccoons, deer, coyotes, bears, and rabbits… :)

5. When I wake up every morning I... am in a stupor until I get to the tea...

​6. Weirdest​ or unique thing you own.
I’m weird because I own enough pens and pencils to open an office supply store. Is there a Pens Anonymous? Because I need one...

​7. Do you have ​any hobbies or particular skills?
My superpower is that I can read anywhere, anytime, on the sly. At a party, on an elevator, anywhere… I’m lucky I haven’t been busted at any events reading. Yet. :)

8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
If readers can escape while reading my stories, I’m happy. I want people to have all the feels and then when they’re done, feel so satisfied that they pick up another of my books. :)

9. What inspired you to write “Rainy Day Friends”?  
I wanted to write a story about a woman who had to come back from the worst of betrayals, and come back enough to believe in love again, and have it find her.  

Meet Jill Shalvis
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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental.

Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit http://www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

  Rainy Day Friends 

Following the USA Today bestselling author of Lost and Found Sisters comes Jill Shalvis' moving story of heart, loss, betrayal, and friendship.
Six months after Lanie Jacobs’ husband’s death, it’s hard to imagine anything could deepen her sense of pain and loss. But then Lanie discovers she isn’t the only one grieving his sudden passing. A serial adulterer, he left behind several other women who, like Lanie, each believe she was his legally wedded wife.
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Jun 19, 2018

You're invited! 3rd Annual Romance, Wine & Chocolate in Orlando, FL!

~Friday, August 31 - 6:30PM~
  You are cordially invited to a magical evening at Alafaya Library’s Romance Reader Event. Meet several notable 
romance writers including our featured speaker Kristan Higgins. Complementary wine and chocolate samples will be served. Plus, gift sets filled with books and swag will be given away! This special after-hours event is not one to be missed. Save the date: August 31st. 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. This is a free event but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

To learn more about the authors participating click here.

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May 26, 2018

Lorelei's Lit Lair Recommends... Lights Out Lucy by Elicia Hyder ~PLUS Giveaway!


Lucy Cooper isn’t looking for love when she finds it—or slams into it, rather—during rush hour traffic. But her heart, like her car, is a total loss the moment West Adler steps out of his truck to inspect the damage.

West truly is the perfect guy: handsome, funny, rich. The benefactor of not one, but two children’s hospitals. And he’s the main sponsor of the Music City Rollers, Nashville’s championship roller derby team.

When Lucy discovers the Rollers are actively recruiting “Fresh Meat,” she puts her life on the line to catch West Adler’s attention. But will accident-prone Lucy skate off with the heart of Nashville’s Most Eligible Bachelor? Or will she get herself killed in a sport that promises, “It’s not a matter of if you’ll get hurt—but of how bad and when.”


Lorelei's Thoughts
It’s fresh! It’s fun! It’s fantastic! 

May 23, 2018

Lorelei's Lit Lair Recommends... Resort to Love by Priscilla Oliveras

 by Priscilla Oliveras

Sometimes, going back to the beginning is the only answer.

Paradise Key Resort holds the best and the worst of Sofía Vargas’s adolescent memories of love and heartbreak. Now, she hopes to wipe the slate clean and boost her career from resort manager to owner by winning a quirky town contest. But when an old flame throws his hat into the ring, Sofía realizes that protecting her heart will be the biggest challenge.

Nathan Patrick Hamilton III has played the part of the good son all his life with one exception—indulging in a secret on again-off again relationship with Sofia in high school and college, knowing that family duty would eventually tear them apart.

Years later, Nathan feels like he finally has a chance to win back the girl of his dreams and right the way he wronged her. But Sofía doesn’t trust or forgive easily and it’s going to take more than kooky town hall meetings, an emergency trip back to Key West, stolen kisses and a re-creation of their first date, for him to even be in the running. Is the ultimate prize the resort or winning back Sofía's heart?

Eileen's Thoughts
I really enjoyed reading Resort to Love by Priscilla Oliveras, book

May 22, 2018

Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Connie Mann!

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  Happy Release Day to Connie Mann! To Celebrate, lets learn some fun facts about Connie in this short Q&A. Leave a question on the blog for a chance to win DEADLY MELODY!  

1. What genre(s) do you write?
I write romantic suspense, and love stories that center around families and include lots of nature and the outdoors, especially ones set in Florida.

2. Coffee or tea lover?
Oh, definitely coffee. Mom made me drink hot tea whenever I got sick as a child and to me, tea = sick. Iced tea is a different story. Love that.

3.  Name one thing on your bucket list.   

May 19, 2018

Looking back at the Debbie Macomber Luncheon April 28th, 2018

 On April 28th, 2018 over 210 fervent fans had the pleasure of attending Debbie Macomber's Luncheon. 
Here are the highlights of a delightful day celebrating Debbie Macomber's 35 years of writing!

May 18, 2018

Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Lenora Bell!

 *Giveaway at the end of this post! Ends 6/3/18 (U.S. only)
On April 26th, 2018 we had the immense pleasure of having USA Today bestselling author Lenora Bell join us via Skype at Lorelei's Lit Lair: Let's Talk Romance: An Avon Romance Extravaganza! in Orlando, FL. Here's her bio and Q & A!

Lenora Bell is a USA Today bestselling author of historical romance novels with Avon Books. Her writing has won numerous awards including the 2014 RWA Golden Heart award for best historical romance and the 2016 RT Book Reviews Best First Historical Romance award. A teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing, Lenora has lived and worked on five continents. She currently shares an old farmhouse in the Pacific Northwest with her carpenter husband and two tiger-striped rescue kitties. She loves to hear from readers! Sign up for her mailing list to hear about new books, sales, and giveaways!

1. When and who inspired you to begin writing, and why historical romance?

May 17, 2018

Looking Back: April '18 LLL: Let's Talk Romance~An Avon Romance Extravaganza with Lenora Bell & more!

We had a blast in April at the  Lorelei's Lit Lair Presents: Let's Talk Romance-An Avon Extravaganza with special guest, USA Today bestselling author Lenora Bell! Here are the highlights! 

You're invited! Thurs. May 24 '18 Lorelei's Lit Lair Presents: Let's Talk Romance with Elicia Hyder!

 Curious about the Romance genre?
 Looking for new author suggestions and titles? 
Want to win free books?
 Lorelei’s Lit Lair will offer recommendations and discuss all things romance, including contemporary, historical, romantic suspense and women’s fiction with romantic elements. 
We'll have awesome book giveaways, swag and lots of fun!

Exciting News!
 Bestselling author Elicia Hyder will be joining Lorelei’s Lit Lair Presents: Let’s Talk Romance. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Elicia in person to talk about her latest release Light Out Lucy and answer questions from the audience.
Join us this Thursday, May 24th, 7:00 p.m. at the Alafaya Branch, in Orlando FL.
This is a free event open to the community, but seating is limited. 
*Special Thanks to St. Martin's Press and Montlake Romance for providing books and swag for this event!*
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