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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

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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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It’s time to grab your cup of tea, glass of wine, bottle of beer – whatever trips your trigger and check out this fun event to get you started on your way to discovering new authors and their awesome books.

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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

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New Release: Christmas Pets & Kisses 2

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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
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Valentine’s Pets & Kisses – Release Tour!

 

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Valentine’s Day is all about the joy of love and romance, and who doesn’t like hearts and flowers? Get a jump on that special day
by pre-ordering your copy of the Valentine Pets & Kisses Boxed Set brought to you by a fourteen talented romance writers.
At the special price of $0.99, you have more reason than one to celebrate because this is a limited time offer. Order your copy of Valentine Pets & Kisses today! Release date is Tuesday, February 2, 2016, which is just around the corner!
Description
Candy and canines. Flowers and felines. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with your sweethearts of the human and fuzzy varieties!
Nothing is more heart-warming than kisses from the pet who adores you and the man who loves you, so snuggle up with VALENTINE PETS & KISSES — an anthology of fourteen sweet romances from USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors — and strike the perfect mood for moonlit walks and candlelight dinners with your pet and
sweetheart.
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Valentine Hound Dog – Rachelle Ayala
Fashion icon Jenna Hart, along with her basset hound puppy, tries to convince a burned former fireman that beauty is never skin deep and love’s arrow strikes not only the beautiful, but the bold.
The Crazy Girl’s Handbook – DelSheree Gladden
Spending the weekend babysitting her two nephews and a puppy was supposed to be fun. Sweating to death at a baseball game while getting gum in her hair, soda down her shirt, and an ice cream pedicure wasn’t part of the deal. Neither was finding out the best guy she’d ever missed a blind date with had witnessed it all. Longest. Weekend. Ever.
The Vet’s Valentine Gift – J.L. Campbell
Matthias Laing has snagged the woman of his dreams, but his job as a vet keeps getting him into trouble. The situation is past complicated because of the growing assortment of animals in Toni’s house and to top it all, the conflict between Matthias and her ex-husband. Can Matthias and Toni’s budding romance survive their challenges and
if it doesn’t, will Jade, her precocious five-year-old find a way to play Cupid and fix things by Valentine’s Day?
Her Perfect Catch – K.L. Brady
Nerdy, struggling sports writer Melanie Vincent needs a miracle when her dream of running a nationally recognized blog hits a snag due to low readership. After Mel is gifted a pair of Super Bowl tickets for years of faithful dog sitting, she has a chance encounter with her favorite football player that leads to the inside scoop on the biggest
story of her career…and maybe the love of a lifetime.
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Inflamed – Jade Kerrion
Debra Martinez doesn’t believe in happy endings, until Sean Orr, Havre de Grace’s newest firefighter, shows her and her son, Aidan, a new and beautiful kind of “normal.” But the happiness can’t last—not for Sean who is on the run from his own past.
Remember When – Hope Welsh
Laura and Brent really tried to make their marriage work, but in the end, it just wasn’t meant to be. Or was it? When they meet to discuss joint custody of their Akita, they discover they have much more to talk about other than the dog.
Your Biggest Fan? – Sydney Aaliyah Michelle
Noah Patrick, NFL bad boy, has sworn off women, who only seem to want him for his fame and his money. Callie James is such a big Noah Patrick fan, she named her energetic Chihuahua after the man of her dreams. When they find themselves hiding out in the same Brooklyn Brownstone, a crazy blizzard, a never-ending supply of spaghetti, and a dog with identity issues bring them together even though they both
have secrets that would tear them apart.
The Feline Fix – Caroline Bell Foster
Meeting Police Constable Callum Forde on the worse day of her life, makes cat lover and scientist Wendy Wilde question all that she values, her cat’s loyalty and the role science plays in love.
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Trembling Hearts – Suzette Riddick
Recluse Jason Carr is living in rural Virginia after an accident leaves him physically scarred. While taking a stroll and minding his business, the spunky Lezlie Sharpe literally crashes into his life, stealing the heart of his beloved pooch, Trooper. Now, forced to share living quarters, will Lezlie capture Jason’s heart too?
Valentino, Be Mine – Tina D.C. Hayes
Kaylee Rose is thrilled when a neighbor moving out of the country asks if she’ll consider taking in her teacup Yorkie, Valentino, but there are a few strings attached. When she finds out a man she can’t stand is the other caretaker, she’s forced to deal with the arrogant jerk until they decide who gets the pampered pooch permanently . . . or risk
losing the dog to a heartbreaking fate.
Lost and Found – Jeanne Bannon
Lexie is so distraught after long-time boyfriend, Josh, dumps her, she takes a leave of absence from her teaching job. Josh leaves behind the puppy he bought for her just before things fell apart even though she’s not a dog person. Lexie contemplates giving it away but decides keep the little mischief-maker and get her some training.  While at puppy obedience school, Lexie meets Tommy, the happy-go-lucky type she
could give her heart to if only she was ready. But Lexie gives Tommy the brush off and they lose touch. However, a series of events, some unfortunate, bring them together again.
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Surviving San Francisco – Susan Oloier
When 23-year-old Leah Newland accepts a job in San Francisco and runs away from her small-town Illinois life, she expects things to change for the better. What she doesn’t expect is to lose her job, adopt a cat she hit with her car, and fall for a sexy and seemingly unavailable veterinarian. Suddenly, going back to the Midwest seems better
than surviving San Francisco.
19 Ivy Lane – Aubrey Wynne
Eloise Kolby steps off the bus and greets Hollywood with high expectations and a smile. Two months later, she’s broke, hungry and rethinking her dream. An offer to house sit provides her with too much time alone, an adopted family of kittens and a sexy postman
waiting at her gate. Victor Burnham can’t stop thinking of the beautiful, mysterious woman who just moved into his hometown. She meets him each day at the mailbox, waiting for a letter. When the envelope finally arrives, they both must face decisions that could make their dreams come true or jeopardize their relationship forever.
Three Plus Three – Cindy Flores Martinez
A year after losing her husband, a grieving widow, Violet, and their beloved bichon fries visit their favorite place the day before Valentine’s Day. While they are there, Violet meets a handsome widower who makes her feel alive again.
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Don’t delay. Download your copy today!
Purchase Links
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Google Play: http://bit.ly/VPKGp
Apple iBooks: http://bit.ly/VPKiBk
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Author Bios
Rachelle Ayala From romantic suspense to sweet contemporaries, I write from my heart and love to include children and pets in my stories.
DelSheree Gladden is a USA Today bestselling young adult and romance author, whose writing includes everything from dystopian and Native American mythology to sweet and funny romances.
J.L. Campbell is an award-winning author who writes sweet romance, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, new and young adult novels.
K.L. Brady is a multi-award-winning author of sweet and sexy romantic comedies, young adult romance, and a spy thriller series based on her career in U.S. intelligence.
Jade Kerrion writes frequently award-winning, occasionally best-selling science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance novels.
Sydney Aaliyah Michelle is a contemporary romance writer, a voracious reader and movie fanatic who hails from Texas.
Caroline Bell Foster writes contemporary women’s fiction with themes of substance that defy convention.
Suzette Riddick is a wife, mother and nurse practitioner who enjoys writing romance novels with a touch of reality.
Tina D.C. Hayes writes romantic suspense and cozy mysteries while her pampered pooches and parrots stand guard against writer’s block.
Jeanne Bannon is an international best-selling author of paranormal and romance fiction with twenty-five years of experience in the publishing industry.
Susan Oloier is a mother and educator who writes memoir, as well as adult and young adult contemporary fiction.
Aubrey Wynne is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night.
Cindy Flores Martinez writes sweet romantic comedy and inspirational romance in both English and Spanish.

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Spanish Nights: A Jinn’s Seduction on sale for $.99

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☆.•*¨☆¸.•*´¨☆•*´¨☆ Spanish Nights: A Jinn’s Seduction on sale for 99 cents for a limited time!☆.•*¨☆¸.•*´¨☆•*´¨☆
by Author Valerie Twombly
Winner of Best Short Fantasy, Preditors & Editors

After a bitter divorce from her cheating husband, Makayla searches for her muse in the remote hills of Spain. When she flings open the door of her villa, she finds it in the form of intense blue eyes and a killer body attached to a thick Spanish accent.
Armand has lost everything. His magic and his freedom are taken when an evil curse is placed on the Jinn, bounding him to earth. With only his immortality and ability for seduction, he sets his sights on the dark haired newcomer in town.
What begins as desire in the steamy nights of Spain, quickly leads to something more meaningful. However, when evil emerges from the shadows, Makayla learns she must choose between her mortality and Armand’s freedom.
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Free Read – Amazon Heat by Valerie Twombly

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When Katrina faces the death of her father, she is left with only one choice. Hire a local demon to help her retrieve a mythical healing stone from deep in the Amazon. However, when the two finally meet, sparks fly. The man is a walking sex god and when he offers to pleasure her in exchange for his services, she finds it hard to refuse.

Damis only intended to have a good time with the beautiful blonde who entered his office. Little did he know, the vixen was not only half demon, but his mate, as well. Can he resist the urge to bond with her? Or will his desire be his downfall?

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