Sunday, April 11, 2010

Short and to the Point

Spring has arrived and many are suffering from allergies. Me, not so bad yet. I’m just having another ongoing think session with my old friend, migraine. (I think I'm getting over it, migraine thinks not.) :0

For that reason, today’s post will be short. Thanks to Anna and the folks at Hachette Book Group, I have two new giveaways to announce. To enter either or both giveaways, just send me an e-mail with “Win Forbidden” or “Win Stay” in the subject line and put your name and mailing address in the body of the e-mail. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only and no post office boxes are allowed. The giveaway will run through 8 p.m. (EST) on
Sunday, April 25.

The first giveaway is for “Forbidden Passion” (ISBN: 9780446199490) by Rita Herron, a 352-page fiction romance paperback. Here’s a brief synopsis: “SHE SEES HIM IN HER DREAMS...Fueled by her family's murder years ago, Dr. Marlena Bender has devoted her life to understanding violent criminals. But when a serial killer in this small Southern town starts taking the lives of women in diabolical ways--leaving trophies of his kills on Marlena's doorstep--it all hits too close to home. Terrified, Marlena turns to the only man she can trust...the man who saved her life.

BUT HIS SECRET IS HER WORST NIGHTMARE. Sheriff Dante Valtrez would move heaven and earth to keep Marlena safe, but he's not the savior she thinks he is. A dark legacy runs through his blood and a dangerous secret lies

within him. Now a fierce, hot, ruthless desire draws Dante and Marlena together--as a demonic force from his past threatens to rip them apart,  destroying everything they hold dear.” 

Rita Herron is an award-winning author of more than 30 romantic suspense novels for Harlequin and Dorchester. In 2007 alone, she was nominated for two Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Awards, including a Career Achievement Award. 

The second giveaway is for “Stay a Little Longer” (ISBN: 9780446540193) by Dorothy Garlock, a 384 page fiction romance paperback. Here’s a brief synopsis: “Louise Watkins has her hands full. Her mother had been the town midwife, but when her daughter Alice died under her care, she refused to assist in a childbirth ever again. Since then Louise has assumed the work. She also takes care of Alice's six-year old, Charlotte, because the child's father was lost in World War I. But Louise's principal job is running the boardinghouse that is the family's main source of income. One day, Charlotte befriends a stranger ill with influenza, a man who has taken refuge in an old cabin in the woods nearby. Although badly scarred by wounds suffered in the War, he is strong and slowly recovers. When he gradually takes on odd jobs around the house, Louise accepts his help. She is drawn to him despite his disfigurement, and his voice is comforting, vaguely familiar...

Dorothy Garlock is a national bestselling and award-winning author of thirty-five romances that often feature the exciting backdrop of the Old West. She is one of America's-and the world's-favorite novelists. Her books, all enthusiastically reviewed, now total more than eight million copies in print with translations in 15 languages. She lives in Clear Lake, Iowa.

Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Sunday. Be sure to drop back by tomorrow as author Gerrie Ferris-Finger will be guest blogging here.


  1. Mason - I'm so sorry to hear you've got a migraine. I hope that, by the time you read this, you're feeling better. Rest easy...

  2. I hope the migraine takes a hike soon. Take care!

  3. Mason,
    Rest up. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Feel better soon. Migraines are no fun at all.

  5. Hope you feel better soon! Take care of yourself.

  6. Hope you feel better soon. Great review. I just love the cover.


  7. Hi everyone, thanks for the encouraging words. The migraine is slowly losing it's battle and I'm beginning to feel some better. Sorry I haven't stopped by to see everyone today, but hopefully I can do much better tomorrow. Everyone is well. Thanks again.

  8. I feel your pain. I get migraines once a year, and hayfever the rest of the time. Hope you feel better soon!

  9. Hope you get better soon. *hugs*

  10. I feel for you. Hope your migraine has evaporated by now.

    This allergy season is just plain evil!

  11. I missed this one--probably some others, too--these books sound great. Both intriguing in different ways. Books about children and midwifery always tug my heart strings and the other book sounds really scary!


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