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Guest for Today is Award Winning Author Donna Fasano–Vote for her novel, Her Fake Romance!

Welcome Indie Chicks author and friend, Donna Fasano.

Her novel, Her Fake Romance has been nominated for Readers Choice 2013 at B&P!!!

Have you voted yet? 
http://booksandpals.blogspot.com/2013/03/2013-readers-choice.html

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Single Daddy Club Boxed Set Links:

Kindle – http://www.amazon.com/Single-Daddy-Club-Boxed-ebook/dp/B00B4H3IYI/

Nook – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-single-daddy-club-boxed-set-donna-fasano/1114198504?ean=2940016037219

Kobo – http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Single-Daddy-Club-Boxed/book–RnN6vERxUezvQcQgzRbkg/page1.html?s=hFCRjm2QD0-rUIs5-X98Ug&r=1

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/single-daddy-club-boxed-set/id595755620?mt=11

Author Bio:

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Donna Fasano is a three time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, and a Golden Heart finalist. Her books have sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide and have been published in nearly two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #17.

What others are saying about Donna’s books:

“…complex, funny, and realistic…” ~Wilmington News Journal

“Excellent!” ~Bookreview.com

“Could not help myself from reading excerpts to my husband and friends. This book is well written, the characters are real, everyday folks. It is very easy to identify with them. Donna Fasano is a talented author.” ~Elizabeth M. Caldwell on Amazon

“…a fast paced riotous look at family life today. Donna Fasano is right on target!” ~Donna Zapf, SingleTitles.com

Author Contacts:

Blog: http://www.DonnaFasano.com

Facebook: hppt://www.Facebook.com/DonnaFasanoAuthor

Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/DonnaFaz

What is it that makes bachelor dads so sexy?

Let’s break it down:

A single dad who puts his kids needs before his own will, more than likely, put his woman’s needs before his own too. (Sexy!)

A single dad who raises happy, well-adjusted kids has proven he’s responsible, mature, and strong. (Sexy!)

A single dad who dedicates himself to his children has shown that he’s a good and caring provider, and the selfless love he exhibits shows he’s willing to sacrifice for his family. (Sexy!)

Raising kids takes patience, discipline, kindness, tenderness. (Sexy, sexy, sexy, and sexy!)

The simple answer would be human nature; procreation is a basic human instinct, and, as women, we are attracted to men who show signs of being good mates and excellent fathers. Now, that doesn’t mean we’re willing to “be fruitful and multiply” with the bachelor dads we meet…but is does help explain why seeing a father hug his baby makes us think, awwww, that’s so sweet…and sexy!

When asked me about the inspiration behind The Single Daddy Club series, I immediately think of my dad. I know, I know… it sounds a little weird. Work with me here for a second and let me explain. My mother died when I was young, and my father stepped up to the plate and became the best parent ever. It didn’t take him long to become adept at juggling his work life and his parenting responsibilities. To me, he was an inspiring single daddy.

I often think single father are over-looked in society today. There are many men who are doing all they can to raise bright, happy, well-adjusted children who feel adored. What more can a kid want or need to grow into a thriving adult? I think these dads deserve a standing ovation, and I’m proud to bring readers a series of books that focuses on the single male. One of my “dads” becomes the guardian of his young nephew (Derrick from book 1), one is a toddler-toting widower who is trying to balance parenting, work, and *gasp* in-laws (Jason, book 2), and the final Single Dad is divorced and has lost all belief in love (Reece, book 3). We see these men supporting one another as they search for love and struggle with their daddy duties. It was a fun series to write!

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VALENTINE’S E-BOOK SALE 14-16 ONLY Dozens of authors! Dozens of choices!

The Valentine’s DayE-Book SaleToday’s hottest ebooks are on sale under $5 from Feb 14-16 only! Mystery, romance, young adult – there’s something for everyone …

… including the chance to win 1 of 4 $25 Amazon gift cards!


Check out the Indie Book Festival’s Valentine E-book Sale!

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Welcome to the New Year’s Blog Hop!

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Welcome blog hoppers to the 2013 New Year’s Blog Hop, brought to you by Indie Writers Unite.  The hop runs January 11-14.  All you have to do to win the kindle fire is TWEET.As a group, we are offering a total of four grand prizes, but there’s more…every author page you visit will have its own giveaway.  To see some of those prizes click HERE.
As the for the grand prizes, there are four:
PRIZE ONE 8.9″ KINDLE FIRE HD
WITH HD, 16 GB, WI-FI, AND DOLBY AUDIO.
$299 VALUE

PRIZE 2

$100 AMAZON GIFT CARD


PRIZE 3
15 SIGNED PAPERBACK BOOKS THAT WILL BE MAILED RIGHT TO YOUR DOORSTEP.
PRIZE 4
30 DIGITAL BOOKS THAT WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR KINDLE
Visit the GRAND PRIZES page for more details…

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HOW TO ENTER GRAND PRIZES 1-2
TWEET USING THE HASHTAG #NYHOP It’s that simple. We’ll keep track of all the tweets and then draw for the grand-prize winners at the end of the hop. Winners will be announced on or before January 17th on this site.
RULES:

Tweets MUST include:
1. The hashtag #nyhop (This is how we track them)
2. A link to the blog hop.You may tweet as much as you like throughout the hop.More Tweets = More Chances to WIN!!!***As a side note, our authors will be tweeting about the hop as well, but they are not eligible for any of the grand prizes.***Here are some sample tweets you can cut/paste:WIN a $300 Kindle Fire, a $100 Amazon gift card & more at the #nyhop http://ow.ly/gG8vA #giveaway #win #freekindle #freebooks #amreadingWIN FREE SWAG at the author #nyhop http://ow.ly/gG8vA prizes include a $300 kindle fire! #freekindle #free #giveaway #winENTER TO WIN A KINDLE FIRE at the #nyhop http://ow.ly/gG8vA #kindlefree #free #lovebooksWIN BIG at the author blog hop. More than 55 prizes including a kindle fire HD worth 300! http://ow.ly/gG8vA  #nyhop #freekindlefire #amwritingHOW TO ENTER FOR GRAND PRIZES 3-4To enter to win the free signed paperback books and the free books for your kindle, you MUST visit every single author blog hop page and enter whatever contest/giveaway they are running.  Once you’ve visited them all, send an email HERE, with the subject line: FREE BOOKS.***NOW GET HOPPING
AMAZING AUTHOR GIVEAWAYS AWAIT YOU!!!***SO WHAT AM I GIVING AWAY, YOU ASK?  To one winner . . .

I’m giving away one $25 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (your choice).

Welcome to the 2012 Holiday Blog Hop!

Also, 5  ebooksNight Passage, Night Game, Night Prey,  Night Widow, and my newly released Women’s Fiction, Awakening: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl. 

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Two Runner-up winners: each will receive a digital book of AWAKENING: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl.

To enter Carol’s drawing: Use the Rafflecopter link below to register (so I’ll know where to send prizes). If Rafflecopter is not responding, THEN…

Like, Tweet, Share this post using the Share This buttons at the bottom of this post.

Like my Author FB page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Carol-Davis-Luce/253106338074036

Like my new novel, Awakening: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl on Amazon.  http://www.amazon.com/AWAKENING-Secrets-Brown-Eyed-ebook/dp/B00AN9GRUU/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1356031994&sr=8-13&keywords=Carol+Davis+Luce

Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CarolDavisLuce

Comment on this blog with the words: New Year’s Blog Hop

Good Luck!

Click Rafflecopter link below:

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THE BIG EVENT! DON’T MISS THIS ONE! THE 99er Sale!

These prices are available on Amazon only.

For a listing of books offered and to enter to win, click here!!

99 authors, 99 books, 99 cents each, and $990 worth of prizes you could win! Check out all the great titles!http://www.buymereadme.com

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Welcome to the 2012 Holiday Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the 2012 Holiday Blog Hop!

IWU HOLIDAY BLOP HOP – DECEMBER 10-14

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Welcome to the 2012 Holiday Blog Hop, brought to you by the writers of Indie Writers Unite. There’s all kinds of swag to be won as well as some amazing grand prizes!
Each writer will be hosting their own giveaway on their blogs and offering their own prizes in addition to the grand prizes. Click HEREto start hopping the author pages.
Want a teaser of some of the items up for grabs on the author pages? Click HERE.
As the for the grand prizes, there are five. What are they?
PRIZES ONE AND TWONOT ONE BUT TWO 7″ KINDLE FIRES
WITH HD, 16 GB, WI-FI, AND DOLBY AUDIO.
$199 VALUE

PRIZE 3

$25 AMAZON GIFT CARD

PRIZE 418 SIGNED BOOKS THAT WILL BE MAILED RIGHT TO YOUR DOORSTEP.
PRIZE 5
36 DIGITAL BOOKS THAT WILL BE DELIVERED TO YOUR KINDLE
Visit the GRAND PRIZES page for more details…
HOW TO ENTER FOR GRAND PRIZES 1-3
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TWEET USING THE HASHTAG #HOHOHOPIt’s that simple. We’ll keep track of all the tweets and then draw for the grand-prize winners at the end of the hop. Winners will be announced on or before December 20th on this site.RULES:
Tweets MUST include the hashtag #hohohop (This is how we track them)
Tweets MUST include a link to the blog hop.You are free to tweet as much as you want throughout the hop.
More Tweets = More Chances to WIN!!!***As a side note, our authors will be tweeting about the hop as well, but they are not eligible for any of the grand prizes.***Here are some sample tweets you can cut/paste:WIN Kindle Fires, an Amazon gift card and more at the #hohohop http://ow.ly/fNeHr  #freekindle #free #giveaway #winWIN FREE SWAG at the author #hohohop http://ow.ly/fNeHrprizes include two kindle fires! #freekindle #free #giveaway #winWIN more than 65 prizes at the author #hohohop http://ow.ly/fNeHr prizes include two kindle fires! #freekindle #free #giveaway #bloghopWIN BIG at the author blog hop. More than 65 prizes including 2 kindle fires! http://ow.ly/fNeHr  #hohohop #bloghop  #freekindlefireHOW TO ENTER FOR GRAND PRIZES 4-5To enter to win the free signed paperback books by 18 of our authors (prize #4) and 36 free books for your kindle (prize #5) you MUST visit every single author blog hop page and enter whatever contest/giveaway they are running.  Once you’ve visited them all, send an email HERE, with the subject line: FREE BOOKS.***NOW GET HOPPING
AMAZING AUTHOR GIVEAWAYS AWAIT YOU!!!***

It’s Holiday Hop time. The Holiday Blog Hop begins today, December 10th and ends December 14th. Lots of prizes being given away by all the authors participating. Visit the list of participating authors.

GRAND PRIZES include NOT ONE, BUT TWO KINDLE FIRES

$25 AMAZON GIFT CARD

SIGNED PAPERBACK BOOKS FROM MANY AUTHORS AS WELL AS EBOOKS

Visit the Grand Prizes page above for more details… PLEASE NOTE: Entering the drawing on Carol’s site does not automatically enter you in the grand prize drawing. Please visit the Holiday Blog Hop website for details.

So what am I giving away, you ask? To one winner . . .

I’m giving away one $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (your choice).

Welcome to the 2012 Holiday Blog Hop!

Also, 4 ebooks: Night Passage, Night Game, Night Prey and Night Widow.

Night Passage       nightgame       Night Widow       nightprey_ebook

And one signed paperback of my soon-to-be-released coming of age  novel:        Awakening: Secrets of a Brown Eyed Girl.

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To enter Carol’s drawing: Use the rafflecopter to register (so I’ll know where to send prizes). THEN…

Like, Tweet, Share this post using the Share This buttons at the bottom of this post: Tweet using the #HOHOHOP hashtag.

Like my Author FB page: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Carol-Davis-Luce/253106338074036

Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/CarolDavisLuce

Comment on this blog with the words: Holiday Blog Hop

Good Luck!

If Rafflecopter is not cooperating, please leave a comment with your email address so I’ll know where to send the prizes should you win!

Click on Rafflecopter link below to register:

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News Flash! New Indie Chicks Anthology…

Fifty opening chapters from a group of  Indie Chicks. It’s all here. Every genre. Sample their work in 50 First Chapters. You just might find a new favorite author.

http://www.amazon.com/50-First-Chapters-Anthology-ebook/dp/B00A8OQ5VQ/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1353177729&sr=8-14&keywords=Carol+Davis+Luce

Another anthology from the award-winning Indie Chicks!

For a reader, there is nothing more enjoyable than discovering a new favorite writer. Now, for the first time ever, in one volume, you may dip into 50+ novels from the fabulous Indie Chicks. You will find first chapters from bestselling authors as well as a few undiscovered gems from promising new writers.

There is something here to please almost anyone. You will find a wide selection of genres, including – Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction, Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Crime Fiction, Paranormal, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Paranormal Romance, Romantic Thriller, Romantic Time Travel, and Young Adult.

Authors include: Carol Davis Luce, Cheryl Bradshaw, Cheryl Shireman, Christy Hayes, Consuelo Saah Baehr, Donna Fasano, Faith Mortimer, Georgina-Young Ellis, Gerry McCullough, Heather Marie Adkins, Karin Cox, Katherine Owen, Kimberly Gould, Lia Fairchild, Linda Welch, Lizzy Ford, LK Gardner-Griffie, Louise Voss, Melissa Smith, Patrice Fitzgerald, Peg Brantley, Penelope Crowe, Sarah Woodbury, Sibel Hodge, and Traci Hohenstein.
This anthology is like opening an enormous and elegant box of chocolates. Settle into a cozy chair and open the lid. You’re in for a treat!

Founded by Cheryl Shireman, the Indie Chicks are a group of women writers who enjoy supporting and encouraging other women writers. In our ranks you will find much-acclaimed bestsellers and also a few writers who are just starting out. We live in various parts of the world and come from a variety of backgrounds. We believe that together we can make a difference not only in each other’s lives, but in the world. All proceeds from the various Indie Chicks Anthologies go to charitable organizations. For more information on the Indie Chicks, and the other Indie Chicks anthologies, see our website indiechickscafe.com where you will find all of the women blogging about topics they are passionate about.

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My review for JUST REMEMBER TO BREATHE by Charles Sheehan-Miles

A MUST READ:

Remember to Breathe is a breath of fresh air. A women’s fiction that could appeal to both female and male readers. The hero is a guilt-ridden wounded soldier with a troubled childhood. The heroine is a very likable rich kid, fighting the control and prejudices of her parents. These two totally engaging characters find each other and fall in love. Cinderella in reverse. But life isn’t a fairy tale. One major event after another threatens to tear these two apart. There are so many layers to this story, with twists and turns that will keep you eagerly turning the pages until the end. Just remember to breathe while reading…

Just Remember to Breathe

http://www.amazon.com/Just-Remember-to-Breathe-ebook/dp/B009442XCQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1349459132&sr=1-1&keywords=just+remember+to+breathe

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MS. ADVENTURES in TRAVEL: An Indie Chicks Anthology

Travel with me and Thirteen Indie Chicks.

http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Travel-Chicks-Anthology-ebook/dp/B008L125GC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1342457127&sr=1-1&keywords=ms.+adventures+in+travel

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Lee Child (mystery writer extraordinaire) Gave Me Permission to Write What Comes Naturally!

Lee Child Debunks the Biggest Writing Myths…. OH YEAH!

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/lee-child-debunks-the-biggest-writing-myths

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I’m a Guest Blogger at Indie Review Tracker Today. Please visit and comment.

How Amazon Helped Me Sell 100,000 eBooks in Just Four Months!

http://indiereviewtracker.com/?p=2530

Take the puzzle out of promoting your book

How Amazon Helped Me Sell 100,000 eBooksIn just four months!

July 12, 2012  By 1 Comment

5297514721_a0af72ec50_bBestselling author and indie inspiration Carol Davis Luce joins us today to tell us how Amazon “rekindled” her career. At a time when Amazon gets a lot of bad press in traditional publishing circles, pending the outcome of the DoJ case in the US, it seems indies are happier than ever with the freedom, flexibility, and support this behemoth provides. And why not? Never before have authors had the ability to reach millions, even billions, of potential fans so easily. Say what you will about Amazon, but for many indies, Amazon is not just a corporation, it’s a path that leads straight to their writing dreams.

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