Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Heartwarming Spring Fling Giveaway: Join Us in Celebrating Our New Releases . . . and the End of Winter!

After the long, harsh winter most of us endured, what better way to celebrate spring—and our April and May Heartwarming releases—than with an exciting new giveaway? As with any celebration, the more the merrier, and we hope you will join us.

First, here are the beautiful covers of the April and May books . . .


And here’s what we have planned to warm your heart and chase away any lingering winter blahs. All eight Heartwarming authors with April and May releases have teamed up to offer two prize packs of four books each. We will also give away one grand prize consisting of all eight books and a stunning mix of “ever-blooming” spring garden flowers, for use indoors or out. These are gifts you can enjoy time and again, as you can read our books over and over, and the flowers won’t fade when winter threatens, since they're steel, painted in bright colors.

Our first prize pack contains:

The Truth About Hope by Kate James
Katia’s Promise by Catherine Lanigan
Raising the Stakes by Karen Rock
A Case for Forgiveness by Carol Ross

These books are certain to provide hours of springtime reading pleasure!










Our second prize pack contains:

The Long Road Home by Lynn Patrick
Man of His Word by Cynthia Reese
Fighting for Keeps by Jennifer Snow
Firefly Nights by Cynthia Thomason

Another set of four wonderful stories you will surely enjoy!










Finally, our grand prize winner will receive all eight books, along with an “ever-blooming” spring garden, consisting of a bouquet of 13 white daisies, two periwinkle blue alliums and a set of 13 black-eyed Susans, a retail value of over $150 US, before shipping.


Photos and “ever-blooming” flowers from Gardener’s Supply Company (http://www.gardeners.com/)

Now if that isn’t enough, we have a bonus book for each prize pack. Harlequin MIRA and Harlequin Intrigue author Elizabeth Heiter will include one of her recent releases—winner’s choice—in each of the prize packs.

There are three exciting prize packs waiting to be won. The contest runs until April 25th. Enter as often as you like. Post a comment right here on our blog for two entries, visit our Facebook pages, follow us on Twitter, and tweet about the contest once a day while it's running! And check back here on April 26th to see if you are a lucky winner!

Happy spring . . . and happy reading!

(Please note, prize packs can only be shipped to a continental US or Canadian address. International winners will receive the books only, in e-book format.)

Photos and “ever-blooming” flowers from Gardener’s Supply Company (http://www.gardeners.com/)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Must reside in the US/CAN for print copies; if outside these countries ebooks only will be sent from the prize packs. You must be at least 13 years old to enter and if under 18 must have adult or guardian permission. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Google or any other entity other than the authors involved. Void where prohibited by law.

100 comments:

  1. This is such a great giveaway and I'm so glad to be a part of it! Elizabeth is one of my favorite suspense authors and can't be missed! Thank you for organizing this K!

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    1. This is one of the most exciting giveaways we've had to date. I'm so glad your five-star rated RAISING THE STAKES is included, Karen.

      Yes, Elizabeth is one of my favorite authors, too, and the winner of each prize pack will be able to pick one of her books to be included.

      Have a great day, Karen!

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    3. Thanks so much, Kate and Karen - for including me in the Spring Fling, for your kind words about my books, and for introducing me to the Heartwarming stories!!

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  2. This is the best giveaway ever!! Thanks so much for being so generous to your readers. ( :

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    1. These giveaways are fun for us, too, and they are a way for us to say thank you to all our readers. I would also like to say that you are very generous with your time, supporting us and our books!

      I hope you have a wonderful day, Laurie.

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  3. Entering to win!!

    So very generous of the HW authors.

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    1. I am so glad you've entered, Marcie. The more ways you enter the better your chances! Good luck.

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  4. What a wonderful and generous giveaway. Amazing reads. Picking just one would be hard. But I'm looking forward to reading them all.:) Thank you so much for this opportunity.
    Carol L
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    1. If you'd like to read them all, the grand prize can help you with that, Carol! The more times you enter, the better your chances of wining. Thanks for visiting our blog, and happy reading!

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  5. Great giveaway, I love discovering new authors and new books by current favorites!

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    1. We're glad you like it. Thanks for visiting, and please enter as many ways as you wish!

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  6. Ah, spring flowers and true love. What a wonderful way to celebrate the season.

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    1. Today it actually feels like spring in Southern Ontario! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Beth.

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    2. I'm glad it finally feels like Spring for you, Kate! Warmer weather has finally arrived in Michigan as well! (Now, I'm ready for some flowers to pop up!)

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  7. I already follow a few of these great women on twitter, it's nice to find new authors to read through ones you already enjoy. Thank you H.W. for this contest and the chance to win. Entered!

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    1. You can't go wrong with any of these authors, Dianna! Enter as many times as you like, and good luck.

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  8. Looking forward to Karen Rock book the most but they all sound pretty great. Thanks for the chance i'm a long time Harlequin reader

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    1. Aw! Thanks so much, Lorie! Good luck :-)

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    2. I can't blame you, Lorie. I love Karen's books, too. And how could you resist the cover of RAISING THE STAKES?

      Happy reading!

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    3. Aw! Thanks, K! I adore your writing xo

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    4. I'm excited about that one, too...Rumor has it the bear is a little bit of a scene stealer, too!! ;)

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  9. Some of my favorite author's up here and some I haven't had the pleasure to read but feel sure I will be checking out. Thank you all for taking the time for us the readers who adore you and your writing style. It does mean a lot.

    I cut my teeth on Harlequins many years ago, the Heartwarming series reaches you heart and soul. It is so nice to see a series that still put the love in romance like this ones does. I am so looking forward to reading more of each of yours work.

    Here is wishing each of you a warm happy spring (lord knows I am so ready for it :) )
    This is really a wonderful giveaway thank you for all you do for your readers.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and your kind words about Heartwarming, Cyn. I wish you good luck with the giveaway!

      Happy reading.

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  10. Thanks for this fab giveaway and the opportunity to win these books. I am a HUGE fan of romantic suspense!! :)

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    1. We have fun with events like this, and love the opportunity to interact with our readers. If you haven't read any of Elizabeth Heiter's books, I know you will enjoy them!

      Good luck with the giveaway, and enter as many times as you like!

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  11. Just to let you know: Jennifer-snow-books facebook link doesn't work.

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    1. It's fixed now. Thank you for letting us know. You can now submit another entry! :-D

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  12. What a lovely giveaway, books and flowers. Thank all of you lovely authors for having this giveaway and I hope all of you are experiencing spring wherever you live.

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    1. Thank you for joining in, Linda. Today was the first day this year that it actually felt like spring where I live, although we're still a long way from having flowers blooming!

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  13. I have not had the opportunity to read any of these books. I am an avid reader and would love to add any of the to my library

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    1. You might be able to add five books, or if you are luckiest and win the grand prize, nine books! It's so nice to have you join in on the fun.

      Happy reading!

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  14. I love finding new books to read (particularity if I can feel comfortable recommending them to everyone). Thanks for doing this amazing giveaway.

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    1. We are happy to help with the new books, Lisa! Yes, Heartwarming can be recommended to everyone.

      Thank you for joining in, and good luck with the giveaway!

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  15. I love reading Harlequin Heartwarming books. Once I start the book I have to read until I finish it.
    Happy spring and thank you for the wonderful giveaways!! :)

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    1. Not being able to put the book down is one of the best comments anyone can make about our books. We're so glad you enjoy Heartwarming, Darlene.

      Happy reading and good luck with the draw on the 26th!

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  16. So many books to love. Firefly Nights by Cynthia Thomason tops my list.

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    1. Not only does Firefly Nights promise to be a very enjoyable read, I love the cover!

      Happy reading, Mary, and thanks for joining in on the fun.

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  17. What an awesome give away! And I love finding new (to me) authors. I can't wait to read some of these books. :)

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    1. If you win the grand prize, LeAnne, we'll keep you reading for a while! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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  18. Hi, LeAnne!! So glad you stopped by :) We're excited for you to jump in and try Heartwarming. Wishing you good luck :)

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    1. Karen, maybe we should drop a hint about our upcoming Mother's Day extravaganza at some point! :-D

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    2. Oooooh- that's going to be a good one :) I can't wait for the Mother's Day giveaway!!

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    3. . . . and I just got word that Harlequin is going to help us richen the prize packs!

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  19. What a fantastic giveaway!! Thank you so much for the chance to win; I love Harlequin Heartwarming books!!

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    1. We are so happy you enjoy our books, Britney. Thank you for joining in the fun, and good luck!

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  20. Great giveaway! I would enjoy them all but especially enjoy Kate James and Karen Rock. Thank you SO much.
    Connie

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    1. We're glad you like the giveaway. I feel privileged to be part of such a great community of authors, and I have to admit I love Karen's books, too!

      Good luck and happy reading!

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    2. I've been such a fan of Kate's- even before she joined the Harlequn fold!! Thank you so much for putting my name with hers- it's an honor :-) Good luck with the contest. Fingers crossed xx

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  21. What a terrific way to kick off spring! 💐

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! We wanted to do something special after such a long winter and this seemed like a fun way to celebrate good weather and new books :-) good luck!!

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  22. I LOVE these covers! So gorgeous! Especially "The Truth About Hope," that one has to be my favorite. Thanks so much for the giveaway and good luck to everybody.

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    1. I am so glad you like the cover of THE TRUTH ABOUT HOPE, Kim. Originally, Einstein the the dog was a large, gangly mutt that looked mostly like an Irish Wolfhound. Imagine my surprise when I saw the cover and the dog looks exactly like Logan, one of our black Labs. Needless to say, I did some rewriting.

      Good luck to you, too, with the giveaway!

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    2. I bet Logan was excited when he learned someone had snapped his picture and put him on the cover! I've been looking forward to your second Heartwarming for a while, Kate - I'm so glad the wait will be over soon!

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    3. Logan is very excited. He lorded it over our other Lab Harley, he wants a share of the royalties in the form of extra kibble, and Harley now would like to know when he can expect to be a cover model, too!

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  23. Firefly Nights sounds like my type of book because the title takes me back to my youth in New Jersey and summer nights chasing fireflies. Those are good memories.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. That is a fabulous title! Definitely evocative. Good luck, Linda :)

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  24. The Truth About Hope interests me greatly. Wonderful books and feature which I enjoyed. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I'm so glad you like them :) Heartwarming definitely delivers on the promise of the line's title. They warm the heart!

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    2. Oh, I had to chime in on this one, too! I hope you enjoy THE TRUTH ABOUT HOPE, if you get a chance to read it.

      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  25. Elizabeth Heiter's books sound deliciously twisty and suspenseful.
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    1. I'm a huge fan of Elizabeth's! She writes some of the best crime/suspense stories I've ever read. Good luck, Lisa :-)

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    2. I hope you enjoy them, Lisa! And hugs to you two, Karen and Kate! :)

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  26. I would be thrilled to win any of the Harlequin books in this giveaway. I practically grew up reading Harlequin Romances. I hadn't read any for a very long time, but happened on one a while back. Boy has the Harlequin brand grown! There are so many more types of books, and the quality seems much better than I remember. I think this is a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for doing this!

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    1. Thank you for your comments, Vivian. The team at Harlequin is a dream to work with! They really do care about quality and variety to satisfy all their readers.

      Good luck with the giveaway!

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  27. Those all look super great! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. We're so glad to do it, Stormi! It's a great way for us to meet new readers :) Good luck

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  28. Thanks for the great giveaway. Love reading new authors that I have not read before

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    1. With luck, you'll win one of the prize packs, Lorie, and you'll be introduced to some terrific new authors! Thanks for joining in on the fun.

      Good luck!

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  29. Goodness, I am SO glad winter is finally over! Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway to celebrate the end of winter. All of these look awesome! Keeping my fingers crossed, I have my eyes on Fighting for Keeps by Jennifer Snow =).

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    1. We're glad winter's over, too, Bere! Time to take our books outdoors and read on the porch and Jen's book would be perfect :) a Good luck!

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  30. From a beautiful author comes beautifully written books and a beautiful assortment of flowers. What more can be said. :)

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    1. On behalf of our lovely authors, inside and out, thank you and good luck, Robert :)

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    1. It's our pleasure, Lorie! We enjoy interacting with our readers.

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  32. Thanks so much for the giveaway! This is a great group of authors. I believe I am most looking forward to reading Karen Rock's latest. I do love her books. :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting our blog and entering our Spring Fling contest. I love Karen's books! I wish you luck with the giveaway.

      Happy reading!

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    2. Aw! Thank you so much, Rhi :-) That was kind of you to say though I'm in amazing company amongst these incredibly talented authors! Wishing you lots of luck.

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  33. Thanks for offering the giveaway and keep on writing :)

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  34. Thank you for visiting our blog and entering our giveaway.

    Happy reading!

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  35. Thank you to all the authors that are making this giveaway possible. What fun it will be for whoever wins....and I met a couple of new authors while entering!

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    1. Thanks for joining the fun, Brenda! There will be three winners, including the grand prize winner. Enter as many times and as many ways as you like to increase your chances.

      It's nice to know you've met new authors through the process.

      Good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. Yes, Brenda, this is a great way to meet new and talented writers who have such great stories to tell! I just love it.

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  36. I wish everyone the best of luck its great to see how many wonderful readers of romance there are

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  37. Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!

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    1. We're glad you're participating, Emme. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  38. This is a great giveaway! I'm looking forward to May and the next installment about Indian Lake, Indiana by Catherine Lanigan called Katia's Promise.

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    1. We're glad you've joined in on the fun! Catherine is a wonderful author, and Katia's Promise is bond to be another exceptional read.

      Good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. Thank you, Cathy! Isn't this a fun way to welcome spring? Thanks to Kate and all the authors for their hard work putting this one together!

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  39. I always love the variety of subject matters in Harlequin books. I read all types of genres so its great that I can usually find one easily

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    1. Since you love Harlequin books, Lorie, watch for some exciting announcements about a reader loyalty program. In fact, we will include some loyalty "points" in our upcoming Mother's Day promotion prize packs!

      Thank you for stopping by again.

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  40. Thanks again Kate I will watch for it

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    1. It will be announced right here on May 3rd!

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  41. Happy spring! What a great line up of books. I have read a lot of Heartwarming books and have quite a few in my TBR. Looks like I will be adding some more to the pile. I really enjoy the Heartwarming line.

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  42. Happy spring! What a great line up of books. I have read a lot of Heartwarming books and have quite a few in my TBR. Looks like I will be adding some more to the pile. I really enjoy the Heartwarming line.

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    1. Happy spring to you, too, Kaelee! We've glad you enjoy our Heartwarming books.

      Good luck with the giveaway, and hopefully you will have some more books to add to your TBR pile!

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    2. That's so nice to hear, Kaelee! Thank you :-) I'm not just an author but a reader and big fan of this line and my fellow authors. Good luck in the contest! Happy Spring :)

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