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#IndiesforIndependence a TWENTY #BookGiveaway for YOU to #WIN #LadiesinDefiance

Us, Indie Authors are the little guy in the publishing world. We love to write and get our books out to you, our most beloved readers.

Let’s celebrate our Independence together! Check out this amazing group of TWENTY authors and the fabulous books they are offering to one lucky reader.

That’s right … TWENTY BOOKS … ONE WINNER!!!

Check out this incredible list of authors participating:

Kathryn Albright

Sophie Dawson

Barbara Goss

Paty Jager

Reina Torres

Mimi Milan

Zina Abbott

Carra Copelin

Terri Tiffany

MaryLu Tyndall

Lucy Thompson

Jacqui Nelson

Tina Dee

Robin Deeter

Arlene Foster

George McVey

Jacquie Rogers

Julie Lence

Amber Schamel

& lil’ old me, Heather Blanton

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This contest will run through July 11, 2017, and the winner will be announced on July12.


Unraveled by Jo Huddleston #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Alice loses herself in grief and can’t find her way back.

In 1954, twenty-six- year-old Alice Patterson undergoes a pregnancy loss that affects everything and everyone she touches. Emotionally and physically drained, she must come to terms with her traumatic loss or risk losing her husband, her best friend, and her sanity.

Her best friend JayNell and her husband Paul offer Alice support and comfort. She persists in her grieving, which hinders her healing. The doctor advises there is no normal recovery period for what Alice has undergone. Time is her best ally.

In her small southern Mississippi town, her church Sewing Circle’s new project triggers an unsettling setback to Alice’s recovery. Afterward, she succumbs to suspicions of Paul’s infidelity that causes her collapse, from which she may not recover.

Paul’s unspoken goal is that they will recapture the love they held for one another on their wedding day. He’s hopeful that the approaching spring season will bring a reawakening of the Alice he married, as it brings a newness to all living things.

About the Author

Jo Huddleston is a multi-published author who writes novels inspired by her fascination with the 1950s and her love of her native American South. Novels in her endearing Caney Creek series, her West Virginia Mountains series, as well as her stand-alone release, Tidewater Summer, are sweet Southern romance novels. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the Literary Hall of Fame at Lincoln Memorial University (TN). Visit Jo at her website ( where you can sign up for her mailing list and read the first chapters of her novels and novellas.

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Chapter 1

Tuesday, March 2, 1954—Talasia, Mississippi

Alice Patterson bolted upright in the bed and listened for what had awakened her. She heard nothing out of the ordinary. Only the hushed, even snores from her husband Paul’s side of the bed. The black hole in her recurring nightmares must have invaded her subliminal mind—again. She had awakened before she sank into its depths. Paul still slept. Obviously, she hadn’t screamed out this time.

She eased from beneath the covers, pushed her feet into house slippers, and grabbed her pink terry cloth robe lying across the foot of the bed. After stepping into the hall and pulling the door shut, she stuffed her arms into her robe and tied the sash around her waist. She knew her house, even in the night, and walked to the darkened bedroom next to hers and Paul’s.

Pale light from the street lamp outside huddled beyond the curtains covering the lone window. Standing in the middle of the room, she peered toward the baby bed, then her gaze focused on the rocking chair with the golden cushions padding its back and seat. She went to the small chest placed against the wall across the room and opened the music box sitting atop it. The tiny box played its shrill rendition of “Brahms’ Lullaby.”

Alice sat in the rocking chair and idly moved it with one foot grazing the hardwood floor, her arms empty. She remained there even after the music box played its last note. Blinding light burst from the hall and pierced the darkness of the room to reveal the baby bed. Empty.

Paul’s voice reached her through the night. “You all right?”

Would she ever be all right again? She turned toward the open door where her husband’s silhouette stood in dark contrast to the brightness behind him. “I couldn’t sleep.”

“It’ll be daylight soon. Come on back to bed. If you can’t sleep, at least you can rest your body. You need to conserve your energy to help regain your strength.”

Paul repeated what Dr. Stallings had told her before he released her from the hospital ten days ago. But what did she need her strength for? She no longer carried the baby they’d both dreamed of. Her body was now empty like her arms and the baby bed.

The Giveaway

The winner will receive Unraveled 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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A winner will be selected on July 11, 2017.

Huge #WW2 Dunkirk Promotion, #99cents Book Sale, and #Giveaway

Do you know the history of Dunkirk and the important part it played during WWII?

Are you ready for Dunkirk? So are we! And we’re not just talking about Christopher Nolan’s upcoming summer blockbuster movie. Beyond the major motion picture, there is Dunkirk Week WWII Epic Novel Sale.

Discounted Books for 99c each 40+ authors of the Facebook Second World War Club have joined together for the “Dunkirk Week WWII Epic Novels Sale”. From July 21-27 (the opening week of“Dunkirk”), we will discount a selection of our books to 99c to bring you more riveting tales of WWII from around the world. This is a great chance to discover some awesome WWII stories.

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We have tons of fun and interesting online events planned including:

Prizes & Giveaways
A promo week giveaway of “Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture” by Joshua Levine
A Rafflecopter giveaway of 11 paperback copies of some of the fiction novels that will be part of this sale.
A 7-day giveaway of 7 audio copies of “The Importance of Being Churchill” by Lorri Moulton

Join us too for:

6/26 A viewing Dunkirk Promo Official Trailer
6/29 A viewing of the book trailer for “Girl at Dunkirk ”by David Spiller
7/3 A viewing of the book trailer for “The Yankee Years ”by Dianne Ascroft
7/5 A viewing of the book trailer for “45th Nail ”by Ian Lahey
7/7 Our Authors’ Pick of the Top 40 WWII Movies of all times.
7/10 A viewing of the book trailer for “Unrelenting ” by Marion Kummerow
7/13 A viewing of the book trailer for “Luzon ”by Richard Barnes
7/14 The Book Speak Podcast reading of Roberta Kagan’s “All My Love, Detrick”
7/17 Part One of our special two-part blog series on Dunkrik by Suzy Hendersen
7/19 A viewing of the book trailer for “Eternal Flame” by Alexa Kang
7/21 Dunkirk Week WWII Epic Book Sale begins with The Book Speak Podcast reading of“The Girl at Dunkirk” by David Spiller
7/22 Part Two of our special two-part blog series on Dunkirk by by Jeremy Strozer
7/24 Movie review of Dunkirk by Alexa Kang

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You can #WIN In Time For Christmas AUDIBLE Book #GIVEAWAY #CHRISTMASinJULY #LadiesinDefiance

Did  someone say CHRISTMAS IN JULY!?!?!?!

Yes, please!

When the summer sun and humidity has wilted you to a pulp, this is the perfect time to think about a little bit of snow and happier thoughts of Christmastime!

Are you into the Audiobook craze? There is a sample of the Audible version of In Time for Christmas that you can listen to here. Just click on the “Audible Sample” button located just under the book cover picture.

In Time for Christmas by Heather Blanton

Charlene needs a miracle to escape her abusive husband. Will traveling one hundred years in the past be far enough?

A time travel romance with a Christian spin, In Time for Christmas, is the story of Charlene Williams, a woman trapped in a dangerously violent marriage. When husband Dale discovers her innocent chats with the mailman, he flies into a jealous rage and whisks her out of town to his family’s ranch–an isolated, dilapidated place no one has lived on for years. With the promise that he’ll be back in a few days, he knocks Charlene unconscious and leaves.

She wakes up on the ranch–a hundred years in the past. Almost instantly she is drawn to Billy Page, Dale’s great grandfather. The connection is powerful and mysterious, but should she risk falling in love … with a ghost?

What’s going on here? Is Charlene dead, dreaming, in a coma, or simply experiencing a gift from her heavenly father?

She’ll learn one thing for certain: God is in control of the very fabric of time.

Click here to start reading a free sample of In Time for Christmas right now!

The Giveaway

The giveaway of In Time for Christmas is open internationally. Anyone who is able to receive an Audible book is open to enter. You are able to listen on your Kindle Fire or with the free Audible app on Apple, Android, and Windows devices to books. (Winner can select an e-book if they prefer.) Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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#WIN Romance in the Rockies Books 1, 2, & 3 PLUS The Lost Chapters Collection #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

You asked for it, and now you’ve got it!

The entire Defiance Collection in one beautiful box set!

1,400 pages of reading for your enjoyment. This will keep you busy, and out of trouble 😉  all summer long!!!

Now, get all three of the bestselling Defiance books in ONE collection, along with a BONUS, never-before-published prequel novella, The Lost Chapters. PLUS author commentary!

Rich with gritty drama and historical detail, these tales are told by real, flawed women who fight for love and faith in a godless frontier town. The Ladies of Defiance–three beautiful, Christian sisters, ranging in ages and life experiences, find themselves stranded in the lawless, raunchy frontier town of Defiance, Colorado. The men here want to tame them … some even want to break them. Can the sisters hold on to their faith and their hearts or does something have to give?

A Lady in Defiance
Charles McIntyre owns everything and everyone in Defiance. Still, he is intrigued enough by the sisters to allow them to open a hotel in his town, especially since he views feisty middle sister Naomi as his next conquest. Naomi, angry with God for widowing her, wants no part of Defiance or the saloon-owning, prostitute-keeping Mr. McIntyre. But the Lord may have other plans.

Hearts in Defiance
McIntyre built 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? His wife 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. Eventually, old enemies and old weaknesses will come calling …

A Promise in Defiance
When McIntyre founded Defiance, he was more than happy to rule in hell rather than serve in heaven. But things have changed. Now, he has faith, a new wife…and a ten-year-old half-breed son. Logan Tillane carries a Bible in his hand, wears a gun on his hip, and fights for lost souls any way he can. Newly arrived in Defiance, though, he has trouble telling the saints from the sinners. When a scandalous madam flings open the doors to a raunchy saloon, these two good men will fight their personal demons to the death. Unfortunately, only one will survive.

The Lost Chapters – A Novella
In this prequel novella, set in North Carolina, meet Naomi’s first husband, her childhood sweetheart. He is faced with trying to hold the family together before a scandal and a greedy rich man can tear it apart.

And what was it like for sixteen-year-old Hannah to deal with the shame of carrying a bastard child? Rumors are swirling. Did the father of the baby abandon them of his own accord, or was he forced to leave by a family bent on protecting a grand ambition?

The Giveaway

The e-book collection giveaway of Romance in the Rockies Books 1, 2, & 3 PLUS The Lost Chapters is open internationally. Enter through the Rafflecopter link below:

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A big thank you to our host, and co-hosts by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did it for getting this blog hop organized!

MamatheFox and all participating blogs are not held responsible for sponsors who fail to fulfill their prize obligations.

SIXTEEN #Books for you to #WIN #SweetSummerReads #Giveaway #LadiesinDefiance

SIXTEEN incredible authors have gathered together to give you all of the book reading love you could possibly need for the summer. Whatever book reading mood you’re in … we’ve got you covered!

Enter through the Rafflecopter link below and fingers crossed that you WIN!!!

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Don’t wait! This giveaway will run from June 21 to June 28, 2017 and the winner will be announced on June 29. Good luck!

Ask Me To Marry You Book #GIVEAWAY #LadiesinDefiance #WIN

To celebrate books THREE and FOUR in my Brides of Evergreen series, here’s a little giveaway of book number TWO!

What better way to celebrate LOVE then with a MALE mail-order bride, “marriage of convenience” story?!?!?!


Click here to start reading a free sample of Ask Me to Marry You right now!

Though she’s loath to admit it, Audra Drysdale needs a man to save her ranch.

Her father has passed away and her hands are abandoning her like rats from a sinking ship. Worse, neighboring cattle baron Jess Fairbanks is making a play for the Diamond D and Audra, whichever he can get his hands on first.

Audra grudgingly accepts that the mere presence of a husband will keep her men working, and Fairbanks under control. It seems a perfectly reasonable idea, then, to ask her uncle, who is the town attorney and a matchmaker of sorts, to find her a groom—a “proxy” who will take her orders and dish them out to the men.

Dillon Pine is in jail for a conspiracy charge, but because of certain mitigating factors he’s deemed a good risk for an unusual form of probation: serving as Audra’s husband. After a year, he can abandon her and she won’t tell. By then, she will have proven to the cowboys she’s a competent rancher, and the cattle man next door will be looking elsewhere for a wife. But when word gets out that Dillon came to Audra via Evergreen’s matchmaker, he’s dubbed a “male order bride.” The resulting jokes at his expense are constant and brutal. Just how much abuse can Dillon’s pride stand?

When Audra discovers her father’s death was no accident, she realizes her new husband is in danger, too. And she cares . . . quite a lot, it turns out.

To save Dillon, she may have to let go of the one thing she’s fought her whole life to keep.

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You can #WIN a #JuneWeddings TEN author #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

Are there any lovely June brides out there?

I’ve gotten together with an amazing bunch of authors to celebrate the delight of June Weddings and all their beauty. This TEN author giveaway is worthy of When Calls the Heart and coincides with The Hallmark Channel’s incredible June movie line-up. Join in and maybe you could even win. One winner gets all TEN books so … Good Luck!

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The giveaway runs from June 12 through 19, 2017 and the winner will be announced on June 20.

NEW RELEASE: The Cowboy Takes a Bride BOX SET by Susette Williams, Tina Dee, & Heather Blanton #LadiesinDefiance ONLY #99cents

How needs some summer reading?

My much anticipated Brides of Evergreen series continues with Mail Order Deception and A Proposal so Magical. I introduce two new characters and you finally get to see how Dent proposes to Amy. Hurray!

Two of my lovely author friends are including Love’s Gamble, Mail Order Mix-Up, Free to Heal, and Marshall’s Bride into this wonderful collection.

And, did I mention the price?

ONLY $.99 for a limited time! Say what??!?!?

I really hope you enjoy these new releases.

Check out the Evergreen series and thanks for reading!

Love, Lies, & Typewriters #WWII #BookGiveaway #LadiesinDefiance

A big thank you to all our veterans out there!

My love goes out to each and every family that has lost a military hero. That is why we celebrate Memorial Day.


Click here to start reading a free sample of Love, Lies, & Typewriters right now!

A cowboy with a Purple Heart. A reporter with a broken heart. Which one is her Mr. Right?

When Lucy Daniels is rescued from a stampeding herd of cattle by war hero Dale Sumner, sparks fly and headlines are born. Smelling an opportunity, the local newspaper decides to send the couple on a tour selling war bonds–not to mention, subscriptions. Enamored with her handsome savior, Lucy is happy to play her part … until she realizes she may be falling in love with the wrong man.

Ace reporter and aspiring mystery writer Bryce Richard is tasked with building up Lucy and Dale’s budding affair. He can’t think of anything worse for a journalist than switching from hard news to pounding out romantic drivel. Complicating matters, Bryce wishes Lucy would look to him for her happily-ever-after. Only, that would wreck the whole tour and Bryce’s coveted book deal.

When love and lies collide on the front page, will Lucy and Bryce have a chance to write their own fairy tale ending? Or are they already yesterday’s news?

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