FAMILY FOREVER by Valerie J. Clarizio is the Book of the Month at Long and Short Reviews!

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Here’s the 5 STAR review from LASR:

LASR Review:

Family is so important in a person’s life. Family does not always have to be blood.

Dylan has always been a responsible, careful and meticulous person. Even more so since his parents passed away. He had no idea that when he first invited Marissa to his house be a housekeeper that his brothers would love her and that he would eventually fall in love with her, too.

Marissa never thought when she started working as a housekeeper in Dylan’s house that she would find the family she craved or that she would fall in love with someone who is so protective of his damaged heart that he might not be able to love her back.

I loved the pace of the story. Not too fast or slow. With Dylan’s brothers and the rest of the characters that came into play, I think the author did a great job of not only pulling me in but she made me feel. Overall a great book with a romance and a climax that will either make you smile or cry happy tears. An easy recommend.

Here’s the link to the review: http://www.longandshortreviews.com/book-reviews/family-forever-by-valerie-j-clarizio/

Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Forever-Valerie-J-Clarizio-ebook/dp/B01M9FZAPR/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488854357&sr=8-1&keywords=valerie+clarizio

Calling all Readers – LitRING Promo – Fun Quiz – Awesome Books – $1,500 in prizes

 

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Calling all Readers!

Are you interested in finding new authors you’ll absolutely LOVE and can relate to?  Are you interested in a chance to win some awesome prizes?  Look no further as this LitRING Fun Quiz can help you on your quest!  The event is home to many genres: Romance, Thrillers, Speculative, Christian, Young Adult, etc.

Just click on the happy honey bear here to get started!

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What are these prizes we speak of?
  • 1 $500 gift card
  • 4 $100 gift cards
  • 1 Kindle Fire
  • 1 Nook Color
  • 1 iPad Mini
  • 1 Kobo Aura

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I’m a proud sponsor of this event along with hundreds of other authors!

The book I’m featuring during the event is TAKEN BY SURPRISE.  This book is set in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in a quaint little town full of small town mischief.

Who’s hot? Police Chief Jack Ricco that’s who!

Blurb:

Everyone is shocked when Clare Ulster leaves her rich and handsome fiancé, chucks her well-to-do Milwaukee city life, and moves into her grandparents’ old homestead in the remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The quiet small town of Iron City is just what she needs to get her life in order and learn to stand on her own. No men needed!

Unfortunately, disaster follows her. Unable to let her go, her abusive, cheating ex- fiancé finds his way to the U.P. and sets out to make Clare’s life more of a living hell then he’d done in the past. Additionally, Clare’s alleged involvement with the Fire Chief, aka, town player, lands her in a world of trouble with his ring of female admirers, sending her on a dangerously chaotic adventure including murder and kidnapping. With Clare’s life in danger, irresistible Police Chief Jack Ricco will do whatever it takes to keep their newest resident safe.

Will Clare and Jack be able to survive the deceptively peaceful Iron City?

Buy link: Amazon

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New Release – Race to Redemption by Shari Elder – Shari Shares About Writing Sexy, Loveable Aliens! — Valerie J. Clarizio – Romance Author

Writing Sexy, Lovable Aliens When I hitch a ride on a space ship or walk through that dimensional gate, I expect to be transported to exotic new lands, drenched in colors and odors that have me weeping in awe or gagging in disgust. I want to drown myself in these new sights and sounds and […]

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Check out the NEW Michaela McPherson Mystery Series by Judith Lucci! — Valerie J. Clarizio – Romance Author

BLURB: Retired homicide detective Michaela McPherson and the aging Countess Dorothy Borghase team up again—this time to match wits with two serial killers stalking children, women and the elderly. When Dottie Borghase’s friend Camilla Rothrock collapses at a lunch gathering of old friends, the countess’s only concern is to dial 911 for help. But Camilla’s […]

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New Release & Giveaway – FAMILY FOREVER

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– Book blurb

The death of Dylan’s parents leave his five younger brothers and the family dairy farm in his care.

Neighbor Marissa, raised by an alcoholic father, seeks a way out. Desperate for help, Dylan offers her a live-in nanny/housekeeper position. She jumps at the opportunity.  The chaotic household, full of love, feeds her maternal instincts. She falls for Dylan and the boys.

When Dylan finds himself desiring Marissa, he pulls back. His heart has been broken in the past by women resistant to a large, ready-made family. But if she walks away, she’d not only break his heart but those of his brothers, too.

Will Dylan ever believe in Marissa’s devotion to his family, risk his heart, and those of his brothers, for the woman he loves?

Purchase Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M9FZAPR/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1477524718&sr=8-2&keywords=valerie+j.+clarizio

Evernight Publishing:  http://www.evernightpublishing.com/family-forever-by-valerie-j-clarizio/

Character Interview

Name: Dylan Jacobs

Gender: Male

Age: Twenty-four

Profession: Dairy Farmer and caretaker for five younger brothers

Do you have any special skills or training? Just my business degree and farming skills.

How would you describe yourself? Patient

Who is your significant other(s)? Though I seem to be fighting it every step of the way, Marissa Geyer is on my radar.

How would they describe you? Loyal

Tell us about your family.

I grew up in a farming community in small town Wisconsin. My parents were killed in a car accident when I was twenty-two. I inherited five younger brothers and the family farm.

What do you think was left unsettled in your story?

I hope to raise my brothers in a manner which would make our parents proud, and though I love my brothers dearly, I can’t help but wonder if they’ll ever feel they’ve been loved as much as a parent could. I was lucky enough to experience the true, unconditional love of a parent. I fear my younger brothers, especially the two little ones, won’t remember our parents and the magnitude of their love for us.

If you could change anything about your story what would it be?

I would change history by preventing the accident that took our parents from us.

Author Bio

Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.

Author’s Social Media links

Website/Blog: https://valclarizio.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Valerie.Clarizio/

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/valerie-j-clarizio

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VClarizio

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100928949465109415957/posts

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/valerieclarizio/

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bn6QoD

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Valerie-J.-Clarizio/e/B00A87RJVS/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_8?qid=1476915213&sr=8-8

RAFFLECOPTER: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/4a6d45a613/

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New Release: Christmas Pets & Kisses 2

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*~*~*NOW AVAILABLE *~*~*
Warm your hearts this holiday season with twelve all-new sweet romances from best-selling authors. If you enjoyed Christmas Pets and Kisses you’ll love following some old friends and meeting some new ones. This delightful collection of pets, from paws and hooves to wings and fins, deliver another round of Christmas magic and true love.
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Release Date: October 11,  2016.
Amazon: http://lrd.to/christmas-pets-and-kisses-2
Apple: http://apple.co/29TKHaW
Kobo: http://bit.ly/29Tcbx3
B&N: http://bit.ly/29WdW9F

 

Unforeseen Obsessions is Back! Pre-Order is up! Re-release date is 9/1/16!

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Unforeseen Obsessions - Val Book Tour 2

After months of waiting impatiently, Unforeseen Obsessions is back on the market.  It is currently up for pre-order at all major outlets and scheduled for re-release on September 1st.

To celebrate the re-release, I am participating in a blog hop which includes a GIVEAWAY!  Please visit the blogs below where you’ll find character interviews, excerpts, and of course the RAFFLECOPTER!

8/22 – Sensuous Promos
 
8/23 – Nicki Day
 
8/24 – Nicole Morgan
 
8/25 – Darkest Cravings
 
8/26 – Get Cozy
 
8/27 – The Book Pub
 
8/28 – All my Book Finds
 
8/29 – Nikki Noffsinger
 
8/30 – Bound by Passion
 
8/31 – Michelle Roth
 
9/1 – Andrew Jericho
 
9/2 – Alison Mello

Blurb:

After Alex Polecheck’s police officer husband, Sam, is stabbed in cold blood, she vows to see…

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