$25 Shutterfly gift card Giveaway: FOCUS ON LOVE by Candee Fick

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Focus On Love
(The Wardrobe Dinner Theater #2)
by Candee Fick
Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 192 pages

February 13th 2018 by Bling! Romance

Free-spirited Elizabeth Foster turned her back on her father’s photography business to pursue musical theater, but a career on the stage remains second to a career behind the camera. The possibility of a one-show contract means she’s a few weeks from unemployment forcing her home, and her dreams of pursuing professional photography reemerge. With photography and theater opportunities unfolding before her, Elizabeth faces her biggest challenge yet—listening to her heart.

Meanwhile, sought-after photographer Ryan Callahan has put his career on hold to help his sister’s family, but the promise of a bigger assignment could lure him away so he can begin building a family of his own. With professional opportunities and personal obligations pulling at him, Ryan faces his toughest challenge—balancing family, relationships, and work.

If given the choice, what dreams would develop for Elizabeth and Ryan? And will they learn to trust each other enough to focus on love?

 
 
Guest Post:

Liz Foster’s Practical Tips to Balance Work and Love (and Life)

Today I’d like to introduce you to Elizabeth Foster. In addition to acting at The Wardrobe Dinner Theatre, you’ll often find her with a camera strapped around her neck. Still, since it’s February and love is in the air, I thought I’d ask Liz about mixing romance with the theater.

Theater romances are unique. Of course, there’s the typical proximity factor because the cast spends so much time together during rehearsals and performances. However, sometimes an onstage romance between two characters bleeds over into a backstage attraction too, but those usually don’t last because it’s hard to tell when the acting ends and reality begins.

It sounds like you’ve had personal experience.

Unfortunately. Last fall I dated a guy in the company, but as soon as my contract was ending, he dumped me for his new co-star. Sometimes it actually works out, like for my roommate Dani and her trumpet-playing boyfriend Alex (from Dance Over Me)…but finding someone who understands your passion and supports your dream makes all the difference.

Rumor has it you’ve found a special someone.

(Blushing) True. Ryan Callahan is a freelance photographer who is temporarily based in town. We met of his idea to take pictures of the dinner theater guests before our Christmas show. After he asked me to help, we spent a lot of time together every weekend at the theater plus at a few other photo shoots. However, after Christmas, we needed to settle into a new routine.

How do you balance your busy work schedule and his while building a relationship?

It’s not easy but he’s worth it. (Grinning) First, we make sure to schedule time together away from the “office” or in our case, photography, because we need to know our relationship is built on more than work. We’ll do lunch on my day off, dinner with his family, or even coffee and dessert while we debrief after a shoot. My guy likes to eat. (Laughing)

Then, when we can’t physically spend time together because of our schedules, Ryan’s great about text messages to show he’s thinking about me. We also stay connected through late night phone calls where sharing about our day’s highs and lows draws us closer together.

Last, surprises keep us out of the rut of a routine. A small gift, a bit of humor, or a Saturday morning breakfast before I go to the theater all keep the spark fresh.

How did you get to be so smart?

Partially from watching my roommate and her boyfriend make their backstage romance work. But also from watching Ryan’s sister and her deployed husband figure out how to keep their relationship strong across an ocean.

Quick question for the rest of you. Do you have any tips to share with the rest of us?

— Candee

Other Books in the Series
 
Dance Over Me
(The Wardrobe Dinner Theater #1)
by Candee Fick
Inspirational Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 268 pages
September 2016 by Bling! Romance
 
Danielle Lefontaine, a fledgling actress raised to the lullaby of Broadway, searches for her long-lost brother and her place on the stage, but a jealous cast member and numerous fruitless leads threaten to drop the curtain on her dreams and shine a spotlight on her longing for a place to belong.
 
Meanwhile, Alex Sheridan is living his dream except for someone to share it with. When Dani dances into his life, he hopes he’s found the missing piece to his heart but fears the bright lights of the stage could steal her away. Will the rhythm of dancing feet usher in their deepest desires or leave them stranded in the wings?
About the Author
 


Candee Fick is a multi-published author in both fiction and non-fiction. She is also the wife of a high school football coach and the mother of three children, including a daughter with a rare genetic syndrome. When not busy with her day job, writing, or coaching other authors, she can be found cheering on the home team at sporting events, exploring the great Colorado outdoors, indulging in dark chocolate, and savoring happily-ever-after endings through a good book.

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1ST PRIZE: 1 winner will receive autographed copies of Catch of a Lifetime, Dance Over Me and Focus On Love, as well as a $25 Shutterfly gift card

2ND PRIZE: 1 winner will receive an autographed copy of Focus On Love

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My Weekly Bible Journaling #51 – Psalm 77 – Psalm 88

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My little one is a bit under the weather (I think she is cutting more teeth) so I am making this quick so I can cuddle with her. I hope and pray you all have a lovely week!

 

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A happy page to start off a Monday... Your ways, God, are holy.  What god is as great as our God?  You are the God who performs miracles;  you display your power among the peoples.
-  Psalm 77:13-14 
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This is a happy page to start off the week…

Your ways, God, are holy. What god is as great as our God? You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.
– Psalm 77:13-14

Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends and family. May you all have a sweet and beautiful day!

O God, restore us
And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. - Psalm 80:3

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So much sadness in the world today…

O God, restore us
And cause Your face to shine upon us, and we will be saved. – Psalm 80:3

Roses from my Sweetie decorate my desk today! I just watched him and the boys help the UPS get the neighbor's horses back in their yard. Then I turn around and see my 3 year old trying to teach my 9 month old how to have a tea party. So thankful for all of my Blessings!  For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11

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Roses from my Sweetie decorate my desk today! I just watched him and the boys help the UPS guy get the neighbor’s horses back in their yard. Then I turn around and see my 3 year old trying to teach my 9 month old how to have a tea party. So thankful for all of my Blessings!

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11

Reading and praying for those who were hurt this week. My hearts breaks for those who lost their loved ones.

O Lord, the God of my salvation,
I have cried out by day and in the night before You.  Let my prayer come before You;
Incline Your ear to my cry! - Psalm 88:1-2

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Reading and praying for those who were hurt this week. My hearts breaks for those who lost their loved ones.

O Lord, the God of my salvation,
I have cried out by day and in the night before You. Let my prayer come before You;
Incline Your ear to my cry! – Psalm 88:1-2

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TOUCH OF ICE
Mary Auclair
Touch of Ice
Series: Dawn of Dragons Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Science Fiction Romance
Publisher: Eclipse Press
Publication Date: January 18, 2018
He is as cold as ice. She is the salvation that will melt his heart.
When Endora is faced with her daughter’s terminal illness, she takes the only chance she’s got. She braves the potential risks and signs a mating contract with the Delradon Draekon Lords, intent on using the payment to buy the aliens’ cure to save her daughter’s life.
Lord Aldric Darragon rules over his land with an iron fist until one day the only woman who is genetically compatible with him agrees to his offer of mating. As his all-consuming passion for Endora explodes, an ancient threat looms heavy over humans and Delradons alike. With the lives of everyone he cares about hanging in the balance, Aldric has to fight the demons of his past if he wants to defeat the enemies of the present.
“A spectacularly entertaining read! I highly recommend this read to anyone looking to get away for a few hours of adventure, romance, intrigue, steamy sex and did I mention the dragons.”
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Snow fell with an unrelenting fury, blanketing the early evening with the smell of things cold and pure. Aldric watched as the air filled with the large snowflakes, lost in his thoughts.
Under his palm, Rhyl’s scales shivered with withheld excitement. The beast wanted to take to the skies at least as much as Aldric did. Soaring in the middle of a snowstorm was the only luxury Aldric awarded himself, the only time he allowed his own personal pleasure to come before his responsibilities as High Lord of Katanie. As long as the flight lasted, there was only the sky, him, Rhyl, and the connection between man and dragon that ran deeper than a cellular level.
Only he always had to come back.
The sound of a door opening made him turn and he stifled a growl of annoyance at the sight of Dalgo. His old friend’s face was set in familiar grim lines, and he walked briskly toward Rhyl and himself. Aldric was tempted to ignore his friend’s presence and fly away on his dragon, but as his gaze locked with Dalgo’s silver eyes, eyes he shared with every Draekon, something in them made him stay. It looked like it could be important enough to postpone his flight.
“Don’t tell me we had another disturbance on the northern border? I thought those thieves had been properly scared away.”
“What I have to tell you has nothing to do with some low-life human thieves.” Dalgo stopped walking and stared straight at Aldric. He never bothered with the proper greetings when they were alone. “But before I tell you, you have to promise to listen to everything I have to say before you make your decision.”
“What is it, then?” Aldric turned to face the large opening in the mountainside that was the dragon’s landing and departing strip. The open sky called to him, and his mood worsened at the knowledge he wouldn’t get to enjoy the freedom of the flight. When Dalgo didn’t answer, he turned back to stare at his friend. Dalgo’s eyes were determined but his mouth was closed. He seemed to be at a loss for words, something that never happened to Aldric’s usually loquacious captain of the guards.
Dalgo took a deep breath, then squared his shoulders.
“She came forward this afternoon at the Human Liaison Office in Helbon.”
“Who?” Aldric frowned, not bothering to hide his irritation. What woman could be worth wasting a perfect snowstorm like this?
“Her. Your match.”
Comprehension dawned and Aldric suddenly wished there were chairs to sit on near the landing strips. A flash of a young woman, laughing and flipping long, dark hair came to his mind. He was surprised at how vivid his memory was, how well he remembered her face. Those large, dark velvet brown eyes, those full lips stretched in an easy smile, that luscious body with a woman’s full curves. He remembered everything about her.
“Endora.” Aldric tasted her name on his lips. He hadn’t allowed himself to speak that name in a decade. “She accepted the offer?”

About Mary Auclair

Mary Auclair

Mary grew up in the quiet peace of a small rural village in the heart of Quebec, Canada.
She spent her childhood chasing butterflies and catching frogs, playing in the mud and generally being as unladylike as she could. Her love of science led her to complete a mechanical engineering degree at the Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal, where she met the love of her life.
Years later, as she enjoyed the role of full time mom to her two wonderful children, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.
She now write as much as her busy schedule allows to bring to life her inner world, filled with exotic planets, mysterious creatures and off course, hot, alpha heroes and the women who melt their hearts.
When she’s not writing, she can be found in the garden, walking her dogs or playing with fire in her kitchen as a part time hit-or-miss chef.
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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: If I Could Stay by Annette K. Larsen

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If I Could Stay by Annette K. Larsen

They killed her mother, and if they find her, Leila could be next. Being pursued from one state to another, she has learned to constantly look over her shoulder, and when necessary, to become someone new. She’s burned through four cities and four identities, always managing to stay one step ahead. Now Leila is left with nothing. No car, no money, and no choice but to trust the man who finds her, half frozen, wandering the back roads of Missouri. Despite the fact that Jack seems to genuinely care about her, Leila knows all too well the danger she poses to anyone brave enough to get close to her. Her growing feelings for Jack force her to make a choice. She could risk staying and hope she’s not found, or she could do what she’s always done, and disappear.        Excerpt: I don’t know how long we sat in that pickup truck, two strangers wrapped around each other. One desperate for help, the other willing to give it without a thought for himself. But it was long enough that my shaking stopped, and my breathing slowed, and I started to feel very, very tired. “You falling asleep on me?” he asked. “Maybe,” I whispered. “So you can talk.” I cleared my throat and took a deep breath, realizing for the first time how good he smelled. “Yeah. I can talk.” “You got a name?” Hmm. I hadn’t decided on a new name yet. Now was as good a time as any. “Celeste.” It came out sounding like a question. “You sure?” I let out a little chuckle. “No, I’m not sure. What do you think my name should be?” I was feeling a little bit floaty, safe, like everything was suddenly fine. He grunted. “Angel seems appropriate.” My brow furrowed in confusion. I wasn’t an angel. I might not have been sure of much right then, but I did know that. “Why?” I asked as I was finally able to unlock my arms and wrap them around him. “That’s what you looked like, standing in the middle of the road. Your hair looked like it was glowing. Though that might have been frost.” I was guessing my white blouse, beige pants, blonde hair and pale skin all added to the image. He cleared his throat. “Wow, that sounded cheesy. I swear I’m not trying to hit on you.” I smiled, knowing that was true. “What’s your name?” “Jack.” “Nice to meet you, Jack. I’m pretty sure you saved my life.” Author Annette K Larsen I was born in Utah, but migrated to Arizona, Missouri, and Virginia before settling in Idaho. Though I dabbled in writing throughout school, being an author seemed like an unattainable dream. It took me seven years to write my first book, Just Ella. During that time, I taught myself how to write a novel. Not the most time effective method, but it gave me an education I wouldn’t have received from a class or a how-to book. Something about the struggle of writing without a formula or rules worked for me. I write clean romance because I love it. Jane Eyre is the hero of my youth and taught me that clinging to your convictions will be hard, but will bring you more genuine happiness than giving in ever can. I love chocolate, Into the Woods, ocean waves, my husband, and my five littles. And I love books that leave me with a sigh of contentment.

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Book Giveaway: SNAP! Change Your Personality in 30 Days by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan

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Book Title: SNAP! Change Your Personality in 30 Days
Authors: Gary Small, MD, Director UCLA Longevity Center and Gigi Vorgan
Category: Adult Nonfiction, 224 pages
Genre: Self-Help / Personality / Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Humanix Books
Release date: January 9, 2018
Tour dates: Feb 5 to 23, 2018
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

New York Times bestselling author Dr. Gary Small’s breakthrough plan to improve your personality for a better life!

Experts in psychiatry and psychology have long believed that our personalities are essentially set from early childhood and remain consistent throughout life. However, the latest scientific research contradicts this long-held assumption. New compelling evidence indicates that we can change our personalities – either on our own, with the help of a therapist, or a combination of the two – and meaningful personality change can be achieved in a snap! – as quickly as 30 days. These groundbreaking findings have shattered the false belief that we are locked into our negative personality traits – no matter how much they hinder our potential happiness and success.

As you read SNAP! you will gain a better understanding of who you are now, how others see you, and which aspects of yourself you’d like to change. You will acquire the tools you need to change your personality in just one month – it won’t take years of psychotherapy, self-exploration or re-hashing every single bad thing that’s ever happened to you. If you are committed to change, this book will provide a roadmap to achieving your goals and becoming a better you.

From New York Times bestselling author, head of the UCLA Longevity Center, and expert in neuroscience and human behavior, Dr. Gary Small, a practical look at the key components of personality development and tools and techniques for bringing the positive aspects of your personality to the forefront so you can become more successful, attractive, happier, and psychologically healthier.

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Can You Be Too Agreeable?

By Gary Small, MD, and Gigi Vorgan

Many people have an agreeable personality, a trait that has many advantages in life.  Agreeable people are friendly, helpful, and trustworthy – that’s why most of us enjoy being around them.  They are resilient and adaptable, and they do well at jobs that require strong interpersonal relationships.

Being agreeable is also associated with better health outcomes and longer life expectancy.  The strong relationships enjoyed by agreeable people serve to reduce anxiety and lower levels of stress hormones, which can otherwise increase the risk for heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and other age-related conditions.

Despite the many benefits of the agreeableness personality trait, it is possible to be overly agreeable.  If a person continually avoids conflict of any kind, their agreeableness can become dysfunctional.

Disagreements often need to be resolved rather than avoided lest they fester feelings of ill-will.  Left unresolved, these feelings may be expressed indirectly in passive-aggressive behaviors like pouting and procrastination, which can be infuriating.  We’re all familiar with those annoying, passive-aggressive comments like, “It was only a joke;” “I didn’t realize you wanted it now;” or “You look great for someone your age.”

Many overly-agreeable people will keep doing things for others until their anger either seeps out indirectly through sarcastic comments or eventually through explosive outbursts.  In our new book, SNAP! Change Your Personality in 30 Days, we show readers how to dial up or dial down their levels of agreeableness in order to achieve their goals and improve their lives.

One strategy is learning constructive anger expression.  Those with passive-aggressive tendencies often benefit from the following suggestions:

  • When you express yourself, try to focus on the issue that made you angry, not the person who made you angry.
  • Remain civil throughout the conversation.
  • If the discussion heats up too much, conflict resolution is unlikely. Take a break if things become too contentious and return later when you have cooled off.
  • Be sure to listen to the other person’s side of the issue and acknowledge it when you are wrong.

Even though agreeableness can be an asset, remember that sometimes the nice guy finishes last.  If you are timid and overly modest, you may not feel comfortable asking your boss for a higher salary.  Also, being too agreeable can sometimes come off as insincere and groveling.  The “yes man” in an organization often seems disingenuous and would probably be the last person one would go to for honest advice.

The tendency to always agree with others is also correlated with greater gullibility and risk for becoming a scam victim.  Overly trusting people are more likely to fall for the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” being offered over the phone or Internet from a stranger.

 

About the Authors:

 

Gary Small:
Dr. Gary Small, (Los Angeles, CA) is a professor of psychiatry and director of the UCLA Longevity Center* at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. His research, supported by the NIH, has made headlines in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Scientific American magazine named him one of the world’s leading innovators in science and technology. Dr. Small lectures internationally and frequently appears on the Today Show, Good Morning America, PBS, and CNN. He has written six books, including the New York Times best seller, The Memory Bible.

Gigi Vorgan:

Gigi Vorgan (Los Angeles, CA) has written, produced, and appeared in numerous feature films and television projects before teaming up with her husband, Dr. Gary Small, to co-write The Memory Bible, The Memory Prescription,The Longevity Bible, iBrain, The Other Side of the Couch, and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program. She lives in Los Angeles with Dr. Small and their two children.

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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Author Stacy Claflin

      Bayside Wishes by Stacy Claflin

She’s guarding a family secret. He’s investigating a murder. Will a second homecoming lead to true love? Freya Hunter is living the fabulous life. The west-coast girl rakes it in as a fashion model in New York City, but everything changes after she returns home for a quick visit. The reunion with friends and family in Enchantment Bay is sweet, especially when she hits it off with Nico Valentin, a ruggedly handsome police sergeant. As Nico investigates the death, Freya learns a family secret big enough to turn her world upside down. Freya is torn between her new life and her hometown — the life she loves vs. the brother who needs her and the sergeant who wants her. When her decision doesn’t go nearly as well as she planned, she wonders if she can help her brother and keep her growing feelings for Nico at bay before they consume her. Nico put the tickets in his wallet for safekeeping. “Sounds good to me.” She took his hand and pulled him toward the stores. His pulse raced, but she didn’t seem to think anything of holding his hand. A few people glanced at them, seeming surprised. Being on the force, he was well-known and he hadn’t been on a single date since moving to Enchantment Bay. And he’d definitely never been out with someone as attractive as Freya. She stopped in front of a candle place. “You ever been in there?” Nico held in a snort. “No. The only candle I own is for when the power goes out.” Freya stared at him for a moment. “Seriously?” “Just for emergencies.” “You don’t know what you’re missing. Come on.” She yanked on his arm—she was stronger than she looked—and dragged him inside. An array of aromas hit him all at once. He couldn’t tell one from the other, but he liked the way they blended together. Almost like the unexpected pairing of him and Freya.  

  Bayside Destines by Stacy Claflin What do a fifteen-year-old pact, a fake engagement, and a stalker have in common? Audrey Hughes. Audrey’s ex-boyfriend won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. A master manipulator and a violently selfish man, he’s decided Audrey is his property. And he’s determined to get her back. Forcibly, if necessary. She flees to the one place she ever found ‘family’—to Enchantment Bay. More precisely, to Logan Hunter. Logan is a successful attorney and consummate bachelor. His work is his wife, and that’s the only long-term relationship he sees for himself. Until a childhood sweetheart shows up and reminds him of the pact they made years earlier—to get married. It surprises him that she remembered, stuns him that he’s intrigued, and shocks him to discover her reason for returning. He uses all his influence and connections to protect her, only to be the one who causes her unbearable pain and drives her away. Can Logan find a way to keep Audrey safe, make things right, and mend both their broken hearts? Shale glanced around and spoke in a low voice. “You sure your engagement is fake?” “What’s that supposed to mean?” Logan frowned. “I saw the way you two kept looking at each other during dinner.” Logan stood taller. “We have to be convincing.” “You kissed her twice when I was the only one in here. Twice, and I know it’s fake. Or at least that it’s supposed to be.” Logan glared at him. “It is.” “I was looking for signs that it is, but I didn’t see any. I just saw two people acting like they think the other was the best thing ever.” “We are friends—we genuinely like each other. You’re reading too much into it.” “Whatever you have to tell yourself.”  
  “Awesome storyline! Each book in the series gets better and better!” -Amazon Reviewer “The combination of mild suspense, sweet romantic moments, and dramatic situations really engages the reader, as the flow of the story is steady and captivating. The characters are portrayed in ways that make them seem real–like true friends, with real strengths and weaknesses. I’m already looking forward to the rest of the series!” -Amazon Reviewer      Author Stacy Claflin USA Today bestselling author Stacy Claflin writes about complex women overcoming incredible odds. Whether it’s her Gone trilogy of psychological thrillers, her ongoing Transformed paranormal saga, or her Seaside Hunters sweet romance series, Stacy’s three-dimensional heroines shine through. Decades after she wrote her first stories on construction paper and years after typing on an inherited green screen computer that weighed half a ton, Stacy realized her dream of becoming a full-time author. When she’s not busy writing or educating her kids from home, Stacy enjoys watching TV shows like Supernatural, Haven, and Once Upon a Time.
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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: The Hidden Truth Series by Robin Patchen

 
Convenient Lies
Hidden Truth Book 1
by Robin Patchen
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
420 pages

Of course, no matter where in the world she was, she could never have stayed hidden, not as long as he was willing to kill innocent people until he found her. The question was, had he stopped killing people, or was she next on his list?”

 
 
 

She married her enemy…

 

When investigative journalist Reagan McAdams discovers her new husband is part of an international crime family, she flees Paris with their newborn and returns to her childhood home in New Hampshire, where she’ll gather her inheritance before she disappears forever. She’ll do whatever it takes to protect her son from his criminal father.

 

He never quit loving her.

 

Detective Brady Thomas discovers Rae is back and in trouble, and he plans to protect her and her son, whether she wants his help or not.

 

The death toll rises.

 

But when Rae’s husband starts killing people to smoke her out, she has to decide what—and who—she’ll have to sacrifice to save her son.

 


Twisted Lies
Hidden Truth Book 2
398 pages

Marisa peered down the stairs, toward the street, at the sidewalk. Her sister and her daughter had been there just a moment before. They should have been staring back up at her, waving, smiling. But they were gone.”
 
 

She thought they’d never find her…

Marisa Vega’s life as an adoptive mom in a tiny Mexican village isn’t what she’d dreamed while growing up in New York, but as the target of a man who’s convinced she stole millions from him, Marisa believes hiding is her only way to stay alive. When her daughter is snatched and held for ransom, Marisa must discover who really stole the money in order to rescue her.

He swore he’d never play the hero again.

Months after being kidnapped, tortured, and left with PTSD, Nate Boyle is ready to live a quiet life in rural New Hampshire. When the source of his breakout newspaper article—and the woman who haunts his dreams—begs for help, he gets pulled into a riddle that’s proved unsolvable for nearly a decade.

Can Nate and Marisa unravel the years-old mystery and bring her daughter home?

Romance, suspense, and a darling four-year-old girl you’ll fall in love with. 


Generous Lies
Hidden Truth Book 3
390 pages

A pistol pressed against his son’s temple. A dark hand came into view, then an arm. Then a man came from behind the door and lifted his finger to his lips.”


 

He had no idea it was so bad.

 

Former FBI agent Garrison Kopp suspected his teenage son was in trouble, but a midnight summons to the ER reveals the drug problem is more serious than he thought. Desperate to get his son away from negative influences, he asks a beautiful and kind new friend who owns rental properties for a place to stay.

 

She’ll help, as long as she doesn’t have to risk anything.

 

Vacation homeowner Samantha Messenger is happy to provide Garrison and his son a lake cabin where they can regroup. She helps him search for a good rehab facility and tries not to hope for more than friendship. After what she’s been through, more isn’t an option, no matter what her heart wants.

 

Big trouble comes in tiny packages.

 

Sparks fly between them as Sam and Garrison work together to help the resistant teen.

But that becomes the least of their problems when a package planted in Garrison’s car lures enemies to the idyllic cabin on the lake. With their lives—and love—on the line, can they protect all they hold dear?

 


Innocent Lies
Hidden Truth Book 4

“Kelsey didn’t want to reach for Carlos. Didn’t want to willingly walk to him. But she had to do what she could for Eric. Maybe Carlos would let her see him one last time. She took Carlos’s hand, swallowed a sob, and stepped into the house.”

A lost little boy steals his heart.

When Eric finds eight-year-old Daniel alone in the woods, he has no idea where the boy came from or how he’s survived the wintery New Hampshire weather. He figures once he hands the boy off to child services, his part in Daniel’s drama will be over. He couldn’t be more wrong.

She’ll do anything to keep her son safe.

Kelsey sneaks into Nutfield with a goal and a secret, but when she’s arrested and sees Eric, her first and only love, all her plans to expose her enemy fall apart.

The past catches up with them.

Together, Eric and Kelsey fight to protect Daniel, an innocent child caught in a dangerous game. Can Eric help Kelsey bring down her enemies without risking his heart…again? Will Kelsey have to walk away from the only man she’s ever loved…again?
 



Robin Patchen writes contemporary Christian suspense, romance, and romantic suspense. Her books are often set in New England, where she grew up. She creates strong, protective heroes and intelligent, courageous heroines.

 
Aside from her family and her Savior, Robin Patchen has two loves—writing and traveling. If she could combine them, she’d spend a lot of time sitting in front of her laptop at sidewalk cafes and ski lodges and beachside burger joints. She’d visit every place in the entire world—twice, if possible—and craft stories and tell people about her Savior. Alas, time is too short and money is too scarce for Robin to traipse all over the globe, even if her husband and kids wanted to go with her. So she stays in Oklahoma, shares the Good News when she can, and writes to illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story.

 


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