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Love Thaws a Frozen Heart by Valerie J. Clarizio has been Re-released. She’s celebrating with a GIVEAWAY, too!

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Love Thaws a Frozen Heart by Valerie J. Clarizio

A short story Yooper romance.

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Publisher:  VJC Books

eBook Price: $.99

ASIN: B077XNRLLH

Tag Line: Sometimes a trip down memory lane is what it takes to fall back in love.

Blurb:

Casey is hell bent on getting Noah to sign divorce papers. Hiding out at his camp, Noah is hell bent on not signing. Procuring a snowmobile, Casey sets out in a blinding snow storm to find him. After crashing, she is near death when Noah finds her. Will a few cabin-bound days cause either of them to change their mind?

GIVEAWAY! Sign up for Valerie’s newsletter before January 1, 2018 for a chance to win a copy of TAKEN BY SURPRISE a romantic suspense novel. Click here to sign up: http://eepurl.com/bn6QoD

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Thaws-Frozen-Heart-Valerie-Clarizio-ebook/dp/B077XNRLLH/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1512647777&sr=8-6&keywords=valerie+Clarizio

Books2Read Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/mVZnE5

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-thaws-a-frozen-heart-valerie-j-clarizio/1127580976?ean=2940155002628

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-thaws-a-frozen-heart

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/love-thaws-a-frozen-heart/id1320555571?mt=11&ign-itsct=1320555571-1320555571&ign-itscg=0177&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Key Words: Contemporary Romance, Yooper, Snowmobile, Divorce

About the Author:

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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/

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bn6QoD

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

Facebook Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/clarizioscronies/

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/

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

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Silent Knight / Sleepless Knight by Gale Stanley Cover art: Bryan Keller Genres: New Release, Gay Romance, Multiple Partners, Holiday Length: Box Set Page Count: 145 Publisher’s Note: Silent Knight, Sleepless Knight (Duet) contains the previously published novellas Silent Knights and Sleepless Knights. Silent Knight Paul Stanton thought he had it all, a great job, […]

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Pre-Order is up for LOVE THAWS A FROZEN HEART! Look now to score a frozen Grasshopper pie recipe, too. — Valerie J. Clarizio – Romance Author

The $.99 pre-order for Love Thaws a Frozen Heart is ready for clicking at most major online book retailers! I recently received the rights back to this short contemporary romance that is sure to warm your heart during this cold season. Blurb: Casey is hell bent on getting Noah to sign divorce papers. Hiding out at his […]

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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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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.

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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 & 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 – Plan Interrupted – Rafflecopter Giveaway


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Title: Plan Interrupted
Author: Valerie J. Clarizio
Publisher: VJC Books
Release Date: November 3, 2015

Blurb:

Elizabeth Shaw’s professional life is going according to plan until she meets the handsome widower and his two young children next door. Having shelved her personal life to land her dream job, she disregards her romantic feelings for him. But the forces of nature have other ideas for her.

Joe Antonetti has made his children his main focus since the death of his wife. But his beautiful neighbor becomes an irresistible distraction and has him wondering if he can change her priorities.

Surrendering to their attraction for each other causes another player to step in with his own plan for Elizabeth. One that could not only end the budding romance but her life as well.

Tag Line: There’s more to some women than meets the eye….and it takes the right kind of man to unleash her secrets.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26986776-plan-interrupted

Excerpt:

Elizabeth leaned back against her closed door for support. She recalled how perplexed Joe looked a moment ago, and she couldn’t help but wonder what was going through his mind. She thought maybe he wanted to kiss her, and on one hand she longed for him to do so, but on the other hand he wasn’t part of ‘The Plan,’ the very plan that didn’t allow for men right now.

She raised her fingers to her lips. They felt hot. What would it have been like to kiss his mouth rather than his cheek? No need to speculate; it would be heavenly. Her heartbeat went into overdrive, causing her limbs to go numb. What were supposed to be deep calming breaths were useless.

What in the world is happening to me? Pull yourself together Elizabeth. Stay the course!

But no matter how hard she tried to will Joe out of her mind, visions of him kept passing through. Thoughts of him warmed her heart, yet made her head ache.

Stick to the plan. Stay the course. Stick to the plan. Stay the course.

Thinking the words were of no use, and she knew saying them aloud wouldn’t help either. Her head couldn’t control her heart.

Buy Links:

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Bio:Clarizio Photo

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.

Contact Links:

Website: https://valclarizio.wordpress.com/about/
Twitter: @VClarizio https://twitter.com/VClarizio
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Valerie.Clarizio
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100928949465109415957/posts
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6573130.Valerie_J_Clarizio
Newsletter Signup: http://eepurl.com/bn6QoD
Street Team Signup: https://www.facebook.com/groups/clarizioscronies/

Tour Giveaway: Two $5 Amazon Gift Cards

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