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Sunday, June 2, 2013

WELCOME TO SMART GIRLS READ ROMANCE!


Grand Prize for June 30th!
To celebrate our Grand Opening, we are offering prizes every-other day during the month of June to those who leave comments. On June 30, a Grand Prize winner will be selected from the comments to win a KINDLE FIRE HD 7” with Dolby Audio , Dual Band Wi-Fi, and 16GB.

We're kicking off our giveaways today with an e-copy of TABITHA’S JOURNEY, a western historical romance novella by Caroline Clemmons. (Description near end of today’s post.) *Just leave your email with your comment to be included in the drawing. Also, if you follow this blog with the form you’ll find on the sidebar beneath our author photos, that counts as 2 extra entries!

MEET THE AUTHORS

Anna Jeffrey is an award winning author of steamy mainstream contemporary romance loaded with strong characters. Her latest novel, THE TYCOON, SONS OF TEXAS BOOK 1, is set in the Fort Worth area and is the first of a family saga. Her previous novels are set in Idaho and Texas. Those include LOVE OF A LAWMAN, LOVE OF A STRANGER, LOVE OF A COWBOY, SWEET WATER, SWEET RETURN, and SALVATION, TEXAS. She is also half the writing team of the Dixie Cash series.

Ashley Kath-Bilsky’s first novel, A SENSE OF HONOR, is set during the English Regency period and won numerous awards, including being voted #109 of the 1001 Best Books Ever Written. Her current release is the sensual western time travel set in Texas, A WHISPER IN THE WIND, and also garnered awards.

Beth Trissel is an award winning author of historical and paranormal romance. Her historical romances often contain a kernel harvested from her family’s rich history in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley and include RED BIRD’S SONG, THROUGH THE FIRE, and KIRA, DAUGHTER OF THE MOON and more. Her acclaimed Somewhere paranormal series includes SOMEWHERE MY LOVE, SOMEWHERE MY LASS, and SOMEWHERE THE BELLS RING.

Brenda Chitwood is writing the humorous romantic cozy mystery Cookie Devereau series. Brenda also devotes a great deal of time to her local writers chapter, of which she is a charter member.

Caroline Clemmons is an award-winning and bestselling Amazon author of numerous contemporary and historical western romances plus a couple of mysteries. Her latest release is the sweet novella TABITHA’S JOURNEY, a spin off from the sensual Men of Stone Mountain series that includes BRAZOS BRIDE, HIGH STAKES BRIDE, and BLUEBONNET BRIDE. Her upcoming fall release is sensual THE MOST UNSUITABLE COURTSHIP, Book 3 in the Kincaid series.

Carra Copelin is an award-winning author putting the finishing edits on the contemporary romance, CODE OF HONOR, the first in her Code series due to be released this summer.  

DeLaine Roberts writes contemporary romance. Her current release is RUNNING TO YOU, the first of her Running series.

Ellie James is the author of the acclaimed and amazing young adult Dragonfly series for St. Martins. Those include HAUNTED DESTINY, BROKEN ILLUSIONS, and FRAGILE DARKNESS. Visit her website for a walk where her heroine treads.

Geri Foster is the award winning author of the sexy, action-adventure, romantic suspense Falcon Securities series. Her first two books are OUT OF THE DARK and OUT OF THE SHADOWS. Soon to be released are OUT OF NOWHERE and the novella OUT OF THE PAST.

Jacquie Rogers is an award-winning author who writes an eclectic mix of western historical, fantasy, and young adult. Her lastest releases are the fun-packed western historical Hearts of Owyhee series: MUCH ADO ABOUT MARSHALS, MUCH ADO ABOUT MADAMS, and MUCH ADO ABOUT MAVERICKS. She has also co-authored two non-fiction books for writers, NAIL IT! and GROWING YOUR AUDIENCE.

Joan Reeves says: “It’s never too late to live happily ever after.” She proves that with a slew of fun-filled, sensual romance series: The Lingerie Covers; San Antone Two-Step; The Good, The Bad, and The Girly; and Texas One-Night Stands. She also has authored two non-fiction books of memoirs and personal essays. Her latest release is SCENTS AND SENSUALITY, a romantic comedy filled with strong, lovable characters.

Paty Jager is an award winning author of western historical romance, Native American paranormal romance, and romantic mysteries. Her latest releases are the Isabella Mumphrey romantic mysteries, SECRET OF A MAYAN MOON and SECRETS OF AN AZTEC TEMPLE. She has also released a boxed set of two of her historical romances, WESTERN DUETS, VOLUME I, which contains SHANGHAIED HEARTS and LAST STAND FOR LOVE.  Paty is a prolific author whose books garner frequent accolades.

Vonnie Davis says, “Love is a single syllable with infinite emotion.” Vonnie is the award-winning author of STORM’S INTERLUDE; MONA LISA’S ROOM: BOOK 1, RED HAND CONSPIRACY; RAIN IS A LOVE SONG: BOOK 2 RED HAND CONSPIRACY; and the novellas THOSE VIOLET EYES, TUMBLEWEED HEARTS, WHEN PAISLEY MEETS PLAID, and BACK WHERE YOU BELONG.

Now you know a little more about us. Here’s something about today’s prize, TABITHA’S JOURNEY.


Would you become a mail-order bride?

Tabitha Masterson is certain whatever awaits her in Radford Springs, Texas will be better than what her brother and that awful William have in mind in Boston. After her father’s death, her brother has become a tyrant. She escapes to begin her new life in Texas, but trouble can’t be far behind. She believes if she’s married when trouble arrives, she’ll be safe. But her fiancĂ© is reluctant to accept her as a substitute for the mail-order bride he’d courted.

Bear Baldwin is crushed when he receives a wire notifying him that the woman with whom he has corresponded for almost a year has passed him off to her friend. Do the two women believe he’s like an old shirt to be handed down? His mother urges him to give the substitute fiancĂ©e a chance, but his pride is stung and he hasn’t decided.

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40 comments:

  1. Caroline, Tabitha's Journey intrigues me! I love the set up.

    I'm excited for this new blog launch, too--such a diverse bunch of authors, something fun every other day. :) Best of luck to the entrants for the Kindle Fire! I love mine.

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  2. I am reading Tabitha's Journey now and loving it!
    Mary Adair

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  3. Mary and Jacquie, thank you both for commenting.

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  4. Caroline,

    I just bought Tabitha's Journey and can't wait to read it on my flight tomorrow!

    All the best,
    DeLaine

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  5. Caroline, Tabitha's Journey sounds like another great read from you. Looking forward to being part of this group.

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  6. I've read Tabitha's Journey and I love it, Caroline. I'm so excited to be a part of this wonderful group of authors. We're going to have F.U.N! Good luck to all those in the running for the Kindle Fire, I love mine, too.

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  7. Looks good, ladies! Love the cover, Caroline!

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  8. Congratulations on the new site! Best of luck with it.

    Margay1122ATaolDOTcom

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    1. Thank you! I am reminded of an old Helen Reddy song, "I Am Woman." She sang: "I am woman watch me grow."

      Come and watch us grow at SMART GIRLS READ ROMANCE, the genre of choice by a majority of readers as shown by book-buying statistics.

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  9. This ought to be a fun blog to read. I can't wait for it to become a regular part of my blog reading routine.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by. SMART GIRLS READ ROMANCE and smart readers read this blog. *g*

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  10. Great introduction, Caroline! I love your stories and all your characters. Tabitha's book is one of your very best. I hope people reading this blog will purchase the book and see how good you are.

    Good Luck,
    Geri

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  11. What a varied group of authors here on this blog. I'm eager to meet readers and hear what they do and don't like about books they've read. Romance is the genre of hope, which is what draws us to read it. And, lcuky me, I get to be a part of it all. Caroline, I'm eager to read this story. I've got it on my kindle. Now to find the time to read it.

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  12. Hi fellow Dara members. :)

    I'm following you by email as maw1725@gmail.com.

    Marika Weber w/a Harlie Williams
    maw1725@gmail.com

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  13. Well done and congratulations on the new site! Best wishes to you all.

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    1. Thank you so much, Nancy. It's a pleasure to meet you. Be sure and watch our video:

      http://youtu.be/6ZG-RdMtE5I

      It's fun!

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  14. Great plotline, Caroline! Congrats on the new release--and the blog site!

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  15. A big congrats Caroline. This looks great. I love the woman on the cover.

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  16. Sounds interesting

    I follow via email

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  17. No way i'd be a mail order bride, my luck i'd get someone who beat me or something. i follow through e mail at rae3rae3@yahoo.com

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  18. Congrats on the site - I look forward to read more from y'all. My email is AuthorMargaretLocke@gmail.com

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  19. Looking forward to reading Tabitha's Journey, Caroline. i'm sure it's wonderful. The blog is beautiful, and I'm excited to be part of it :)

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  20. Great Site... I can't wait to read Tabitha's Journey. It looks like my favorite kind of read.

    ashlynnwiliams81@gmail.com

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  21. Caroline, great blog to introduce us all. Love reading about Tabitha's Journey. Interesting that the practice of Mail-order brides continues today.

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  22. What a great blog site, I love the color and what you've done to launch such an exciting place to gather with fellow authors and learn about their books.

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  23. Best of luck to all of you wonderful ladies.

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  24. This premise sounds really fun, Caroline. Is the setting a fictional town in Parker County? I'll be giving this book a try.
    kathy@klwheeler.com

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  25. This sounds interesting! Good luck everyone :)

    Followed via email: susaneclaire@hotmail.com

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  26. I can't wait to read this book. I love Historical Novels. They can be a breath of fresh air when you need to sit down at the end of the day or week of turmoil and just breeeeaaath because it feels like you have been holding your breath all day long trying to get things done. The way they are written make them easier times although they weren't. However, they were easier because the violence we have now wasn't the same and there was an innocence that is so endearing. Anyway, I'm getting carried away at the thought of the story...Can't wait to read it!!! And this site, WOW!, so exciting for us gals.
    dwharton1@gmail.com
    Thanks, Donna

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  27. Thanks to each of you for commenting.

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  28. I'm adding this book to my TBR pile! :)

    jessica.titchenal@gmail.com

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  29. I subscribed by email! Congratulations on your new site!

    penelope_chan@hotmail.com

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  30. This is my kind of site. The books look fantastic and a good read. I need to go find them.

    I am a budding author of romance.

    Good Luck on the new site and Congratulations!

    Carol Schoenig

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  31. Awesome site! I look forward to seeing where it goes :)

    nocorolla @ live.ca

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  32. Sorry to be so slow to catch up with everyone. I just finished up the annual unpublished contest for our local chapter. It always takes me a few weeks to decompress.

    I'm so honored to be included with such a great bunch of writers.

    Writing is blood, sweat, tears, joy and head banging misery. It's always good to share the journey with people who understand and offer a glass of wine and a giant bar of chocolate.

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  33. What a great site. It's always fun to find new to me authors and catch up with ones I know.

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  34. Congratulations on this wonderful new site! Found my TBR list right here, and I'm very excited to follow!

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