Ask Me to Marry You FACEBOOK Launch Party TONIGHT! #LadiesinDefiance #MailOrderBride #MALEorderBride

Prizes, and Chatting, and Surprises… Oh, MY!

Come one, come all…

You are cordially invited to celebrate the release of Ask Me To Marry You and join me for a Facebook Book Launch Party TONIGHT right from the comfort of your own electronic device! Join me from 7-9 PM EST for fun, giveaways, and a few mystery guests too. Invite a friend! RSVP here and hope to see you tonight!

 

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More reviews are coming in! Here’s what some folks on Amazon are saying:

“I love the charm, humor, and chemistry between the two characters and Blanton’s description of the landscape, which at times transports readers into the panoramic scene. Her Brides of Evergreen is promising to be a charming series.”~~~NC 209

“It’s a great idea and concept where many problems pop up for the cute couple they never expected, and neither does the reader. The man Audra’s lawyer uncle finds her is not exactly who or what she thinks he is.” ~~~Connie

“In all of her books Heather has such a way of taking something that would be a typical plot line for this genre and turning it on its head; infusing it with history as well as some Wild West grit, bringing characters to life and she even ropes in some faith lessons. This book is no exception!” ~~~M. Ahlersmeyer

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You can also read book one in the Brides of Evergreen series Hang Your Heart on Christmas for only $.99 too.


Ask Me to Marry You IS HERE! #LadiesinDefiance #MailOrderBride #MALEorderBride

It’s here!

My baby has been released into the world!

And, I am very, very happy…

Ask Me To Marry You, a MALE-order, mail-order bride story, sure to make you smile, was let out of the corral today!

 

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Here’s what some Amazon reviewers are saying:

“I started this novella this afternoon and even though I had other material that I had been working on, I couldn’t stop reading until I finished it!” ~~~Heather Jean

“I enjoyed this thoroughly and it kept me smiling, even if I wanted to kick the groom in the pants a few times.” ~~~Lelia Reynolds

“My only complaint about “Ask Me to Marry You” is that it ended much too quickly.” ~~~Daysong Reflections (Vine Voice)

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You can also read book one in the Brides of Evergreen series Hang Your Heart on Christmas for only $.99 too. A little bird told me book 3 in the series is already in the works and will be releasing on…


Ask Me to Marry You RELEASES TOMORROW! ONLY $.99! #LadiesinDefiance #MailOrderBride #MALEorderBride

Tomorrow!

YEEEEEEE-HAWWWWWWW!!!

Ask Me To Marry You, a MALE-order, mail-order bride story, sure to make you smile releases tomorrow!

Did I say September 21, 2016, as in … tomorrow???

YES!

TOMORROW!

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A couple of early reviews are starting to come in…

A big thank you to Jessica: https://abakersperspective.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/ask-me-to-marry-you-review/

and also Pamela: http://www.daysongreflections.com/?p=20931

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You can also read book one in the Brides of Evergreen series Hang Your Heart on Christmas for only $.99 too. Be caught up before book two releases on September 21, 2016!


Love Unfeigned by Nadine Keels #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Who’s in the mood for a little jazz…? And, a giveaway too!


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Love to the chords of a classic jazz band, spanned over more than a decade…

Lorraine: plucky and competitive. Isaiah: impish, with a smile that gleams in more ways than one.

From the time the two first square off for a fierce wall ball battle as children, Lorraine and Isaiah can’t help knowing each other, but neither can they avoid passions and misfortunes lining their path to young adulthood. When the breakup of Isaiah’s family disrupts the haven he’s shared with Lorraine, their natural relationship is eventually threatened by jealousy, abandonment, and a life-altering trauma too grave to…forget. As one year follows another, and another, what might it take to reunite this divided man and woman in love: love undeniably real and unbounded by time?

The Giveaway

The winner will receive Love Unfeigned courtesy of the author. This giveaway is open internationally to anyone that can receive an e-book. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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ASK ME TO MARRY YOU! New Release and Book Excerpt #LadiesinDefiance

Isn’t it puuuur-ty??!?!?!? Ask Me To Marry You, a MALE-order, mail-order bride story, sure to make you smile!

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Book Excerpt from Ask Me To Marry You. Available for pre-order now! ONLY $.99!

In the tiny courtroom in Evergreen’s town hall, Winston snagged Sheriff “Dent” Hernandez and a cowhand paying a fine, to act as witnesses. Audra’s heart beat out of her chest as the Justice of the Peace said the words to a simple ceremony.

She repeated this isn’t real, it’s just for show over and over in her head, but when the justice of the peace pronounced them man and wife, she felt a terrible explosion of panic. Oh, Lord, what have I done?

“You may kiss the bride.”

She and Dillon leaned toward each other, then backed away, shock and confusion on their faces. Awkwardly, he shoved out his hand. Dent snorted at the absurd gesture. Audra didn’t know what to do and stared at Dillon, horror and humiliation washing over her. Winston cleared his throat and bobbed his chin slightly. Though this was a lie, a charade, people had to believe she was married.

She closed her eyes and lifted her face to Dillon. The time felt like an eternity until his lips pressed against hers. Warm and gentle. Then his hand came to rest lightly on her cheek. Something inside her sparked to life. Her breathing hitched and her legs suddenly felt all wobbly. He deepened the kiss—

“Congratulations, you two,” Winston said, stepping forward quickly.

Heart pounding like a stampeding herd, Audra pulled away from Dillon, but didn’t miss the

mischief in his eyes. Or was that desire?


You can also read book one in the Brides of Evergreen series Hang Your Heart on Christmas for only $.99 too. Be caught up before book two releases on September 21, 2016!


Sherry Rummler: Taking a Stand Against Domestic Abuse & Burning Suspicion #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Welcome to the You Put The Grand in Grandparent Giveaway Hop!

This event is brought to you by MamatheFox and On Honeysuckle Hill.

At each stop you will find awesome prizes perfect for any grandparent or care taker. Sunday, September 11th is National Grandparents Day! Be sure to call, hug and reach out to the grandparents in your lives.


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Thank you Sherry for stopping over today and sharing about Domestic Abuse!

“The topic of domestic abuse is a current trend in our recent headlines. The question that seems to perplex most people is: “Why do people stay in abusive relationships? Why don’t they just leave?” The answer is not so simple. I know. I was a victim.

Burning Suspicion is a psychological suspense novel based on two characters that become involved with a narcissist. Make no mistake; no two stories are the same. This is not a memoir. However, the traits of the abuser and mind control are similar and are shown throughout this gripping narrative. Relationships are complex. Falling in love can be described as the highlight of our lives yet sometimes love is not so simple. It’s downright dangerous. Why? Because physical bruises heal but the after effects of emotional and spiritual abuse are devastating and linger long after the relationship is over. Don’t be surprised to find out that domestic abuse doesn’t only happen to women; many men suffer internally and are ashamed to come forward as well. It is a passion of mine to entertain but also enlighten through this work of fiction. An acquaintance read Burning Suspicion and told how she broke off her relationship and thanked me for saving her from making a very bad long-term mistake. This has only propelled me further to publish this work. I’m currently working on the second novel in the series: Burning Quest to follow…

Please note: Leaving an abusive relationship exasperates abuse; a proper exit strategy needs to be in place. If you or someone you know is in an abusive situation please seek help.”


 

Sherry Rummler is the internationally acclaimed author of Entrusted. For more information about this author visit: http://www.sherryrummler.com

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burning suspicion by sherry rummler

A fatal fire leaves a question burning in the mind of Meredith Walsh: Did Ian Johnston murder his parents? When Meredith confronts her fiancée, Ian, about his parents’ death, he challenges Meredith’s accusations and claims to authorities that she is mentally unstable. Ian’s words and actions continue to wreak havoc on Meredith’s mind after he skips town, leaving her to question her sanity and fear for her life. Andy Hall, a rookie detective at NYPD, is ready and eager to take the case. Convinced the fire is a homicide, Detective Hall wonders why his boss is so willing to push the case to the back burner. As each detail of truth surfaces from the ashes, he soon realizes the situation is far more sinister than originally thought. Will Andy and Meredith warn the latest victim, Eva Garrett, in time? Or will Eva fall prey to Ian’s cunning spirit…and become his latest casualty?

The Giveaway

The winner will receive a paperback copy of Burning Suspicion courtesy of the author. This giveaway is open to US addresses only. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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The giveaway will run through September 15, 2016 and the winner will be announced on September 16.

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A Lady in Defiance by Heather Blanton AUDIBLE #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Have you gotten into the Audible book craze yet? Audible books are great when you have “other” things to do but still like to “read!”


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The epic, BEST-SELLING saga continues on … You do not want to miss it!

You can check out Heather’s, Romance in the Rockies series here.

A Lady in Defiance by Heather Blanton

Click here to start reading a free sample of A Lady in Defiance right now!

A man who wants to rule in Hell. A woman who wants to find her faith again…

Charles McIntyre owns everything and everyone in the lawless, godless mining town of Defiance. When three good, Christian sisters from his beloved South show up stranded, alone, and offering to open a “nice” hotel, he is intrigued enough to let them stay…especially since he sees feisty middle sister Naomi as a possible conquest. But Naomi, angry with God for widowing her, wants no part of Defiance or the saloon-owning, prostitute-keeping Mr. McIntyre. It would seem however, that God has gone to elaborate lengths to bring them together. The question is, “Why?” Does God really have a plan for each and every life?

Written with gritty, but not gratuitous, realism uncharacteristic of historical Christian fiction, A Lady in Defiance gives a nod to both Pride and Prejudice and Redeeming Love. Based on true events, it is also an ensemble piece that deftly weaves together the relationships of the three sisters and the rowdy residents of Defiance.


Right now A Lady in Defiance, Hearts in Defiance, and A Promise in Defiance are all available on Kindle Unlimited for FREE. Load up your readers for summer now!!!


The Giveaway

The winner will have their choice of an Audible or e-book copy of A Lady in Defiance. This giveaway is open internationally. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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The giveaway will run through September 15, 2016 and the winner will be announced on September 16.

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KyLee Woodley: In Defiance of Miscontrived Heroines #LadiesinDefiance

kylee woodleyAs a reader of romance, and a woman in love, I am in defiance of miscontrived heroines who are either domineering super humans or weeping damsels in distress. The portmanteau word “miscontrived” is a combination of the prefix mis- (meaning: “badly”, “opposite”, or “not”) and the adjective contrived (meaning: obviously planned or calculated; not spontaneous or natural; labored).

Allow me to elaborate on these two heroine types. In the beginning of the story the would-be domineering heroine is simply the girl next door. But halfway way through the book she morphs into an iron pumping superhuman and the only individual capable of intelligent thought. She no longer works with supporting characters to develop the plot; she owns the plot. So, what does this blast of notorious femininity bring to a romance? A light so spectacular her counterpart is set in shadow. With unmatched intelligence and strength, what does the heroine need a hero for? Thus, the Girl Next Door, having conditioned Ronda Rousey capabilities overnight, has little to offer her Average Joe in way of a well-rounded relationship.

Angled on the opposite side of the miscontrived-heroine line, we have Miss Prima Donna. Women want to be her. Men want to be with her. She is beautiful, gentile, poised, and confident. Like the Girl Next Door, Miss Prima Donna undergoes some change in the story only she develops unreasonable insecurities. Tears well in her eyes over the slightest emotional instance, and any courage she may have possessed to begin with is gone. G. O. N. E. Gone! Unable to cope with everyday life, she despairs and is cast into some “unforeseeable” dilemma where her hero counterpart (who could be Napoleon Dynamite and still shine like a greased bodybuilder compared to the heroine) swoops in to the rescue. And, they live happily ever after. Oh, except for the counseling our heroine needs due to her issues of codependency, alternate personalities, and depression. Extreme? Yes. Humorous? I think so. Miscontrived—having been intentionally formulated yet turned in opposition to her established characteristics? Yes.

So what is the medium between the iron pumping super-heroine and the weeping damsel? A fully developed feminine character, as imperfect and flawed as you and me. These relatable characters possess a variety of personalities. They are blessed with different body-types and diverse nationalities. As for romance, the differences between women and men are complicated and wonderful. The entire romance genre celebrates them. Having a well contrived heroine opens the door for her equally well contrived hero. Whether the heroine is a drill sergeant, scuba diver, the Queen of England, a poor peasant girl, or the ultimate cowgirl, may she be real and feminine, holding true to her story and also every woman outside of fiction. So read and write well contrived heroines, because fiction is real life with the boring parts cut out and the fantastic moments amplified. Thus, we need aspects of reality amid that which is amplified concerning our characters.

About KyLee

KyLee is a Christian, mother, wife, aspiring author, and lover of books. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest–Oregon to be exact. When she became a mother in 2006 she chose to put away her dream of becoming an author, but that dream just wouldn’t die. In 2013 she began writing historical romance, just for fun, and then joined American Christian Fiction Writers in 2016. When not working on manuscripts, her blog, or critiquing for friends, KyLee works as a customer representative for a call center handling cellular phone claims.

You can find KyLee at her site: https://kyleeawoodley.wordpress.com/ and

on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/kyleeawoodley/

Donna’s Detour by Jo Huddleston #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Are you in Back to School mode? Why not take a little time for yourself and enjoy a fun, last-minute summer fling??!?!?


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donna's detour by jo huddleston

Get Your Kiss on Route 66!

When Donna Turner and two girlfriends leave Alabama in 1956 and head to California on Route 66, Donna runs out of money. Her girlfriends continue the journey to Los Angeles, leaving Donna in Needles, California where a dream-come-true adventure is about to happen.

jo huddlestonAbout the Author

Jo Huddleston is an Amazon Bestselling author of books, articles, and short stories. Novels in her West Virginia Mountains series and her Caney Creek series are sweet Southern historical romances. Her novels are endorsed by Amanda Cabot, Debra Lynn Collins, Cara Lynn James, Sharlene MacLaren, and Ann Tatlock. The redeeming story of God’s pursuing love is the foundation of her novels, and in them you will find inspiration, hope, and gentle stories that are intriguing and entertaining. Jo is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN).

Visit Jo at her website http://www.johuddleston.com to read first chapters of all her novels and sign up for her mailing list.

The Giveaway

The winner will receive Donna’s Detour courtesy of the author. This giveaway is open internationally to anyone that can receive an e-book. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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Hearts in Defiance AUDIBLE Book #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

The bloggers in the School Days Giveaway Hop want to make it easier to head back to school this fall. Be sure to enter the grand prize giveaway at Savings in Seconds. Will you be the one to win the $50 Amazon gift card? After you enter my giveaway, head to the other participating blogs for chances to win the wonderful items they’ve featured. This giveaway runs from 8/16-8/30. Good luck!


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There is a sample of the Audible version of Hearts in Defiance that you can listen to here. Just click on the “Audible Narration” button located just under the book cover picture.

Well, what do you think??!! Pretty awesome, huh!

Hearts in Defiance by Heather Blanton

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MEN MAKE MISTAKES. GOD WILL FORGIVE THEM. WILL THEIR WOMEN?

Charles McIntyre built the lawless, godless mining town of Defiance practically with his bare hands … and without any remorse for the lives he destroyed along the way. Then a glimpse of true love, both earthly and heavenly, changed him. The question is, how much? Naomi Miller is a beautiful, decent woman. She says she loves McIntyre, that God does, too, and the past is behind them now. But McIntyre struggles to believe he’s worth saving … worth loving. Unfortunately, the temptations in Defiance only reinforce his doubts.

Billy Page abandoned Hannah Frink when he discovered she was going to have his baby … and now he can’t live with himself. Or without her. Determined to prove his love, he leaves his family and fortune behind and journeys to Defiance. Will Hannah take Billy back or give him what he deserves for the betrayal?

Gritty and realistic, this is the story of real life and real faith in Defiance.

The sequel to the highly acclaimed, best-selling western romance A Lady in Defiance!


Right now A Lady in Defiance, Hearts in Defiance, and A Promise in Defiance are all available on Kindle Unlimited for FREE. Load up your readers for summer now!!!


The Giveaway

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