Friday, July 10, 2015

DOUBLE COVER REVEAL! (with prize package giveaway) from Loree Lough and Cerella Sechrist

We're pleased to announce a special edition of We Talk to Ourselves...a Lot! where we reveal BOTH our covers for our upcoming September releases!

Now, we admit to being a little bit biased, but aren't these covers beautiful? Make sure you scroll through this post to get a good look (as well as read the blurbs for both books)...and to find out how to win an amazing "Endless Summer" gift package valued at $150!









As a thank you to our wonderful readers, we're giving away several awesome prize packages now through September! First up is our ENDLESS SUMMER PRIZE PACKAGE GIVEAWAY, as seen below. This giveaway for one lucky winner includes an Endless Summer gift gourmet spa gift basket, $20 Amazon gift card, and FOUR autographed Heartwarming titles from both Loree and Cerella! There are lots of ways to earn entries - just use your email and log into the entry form below to get started.

We want to offer readers plenty of time to enter, so we'll be running this contest for almost an entire month! The last day to enter will be Friday, August 7. Check back the following Friday (August 14) to see if you're the winner AND to enter for the next super giveaway from us!

*Note: If you experience any difficulties entering, email us at "writethen (at) gmail.com", and we'll help you sort it out. Good luck!


Endless Summer Giveaway from Loree Lough & Cerella Sechrist


Don't forget to check back on Friday, August 14, to see if you've won and to enter for next month's prize (hint: it's another huge summer giveaway!) We'll "talk" to you more then!

 


About Loree:

With nearly 5,000,000 books in circulation, best-selling author Loree Lough's titles have earned numerous 4- and 5-star reviews and industry awards. She splits her time between her home in Baltimore and a cabin in the Alleghenies (where she loves to show off her “Identify the Critter Tracks” skills). The release of Once a Marine (#1 in the “Those Marshall Boys” series for Harlequin's new Heartwarming line) brings Loree’s number of books in print to 104! Loree loves to hear from her readers and answers every letter, personally. Visit her at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and www.loreelough.com!


About Cerella:

Cerella Sechrist lives in York, Pennsylvania with two precocious pugs, Darcy and Charlotte, named after Jane Austen literary characters. She has won various competitions and a scholarship for her writing, which include devotionals, full-length plays, and novels. She divides her time between working in the office of her family’s construction business and as a barista to support her reading habit and coffee addiction. Her novels exhibit her love for both the written word and food in fiction. You can find her online at her website www.cerellasechrist.com where she pens “Literary Fare: Fiction & Food”, a blog for readers.

133 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a giveaway, Loree and Cerella! There's going to be one very happy reader on August 14th.

    I'm going to post this in my Facebook page and tweet about it right away.

    Best wishes with your upcoming releases!

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    1. Thank you, Kate! Yer a peach! Here's hoping your Friday is fantastic and your weekend is as wonderful as you are! <3

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    2. Kate, I wish you were her in person so I could give you a big hug! Thanks so much for your support! <3

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  2. I look forward to going to the beach with some good books!!

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    1. And maybe some of that great fun stuff tucked into the gift package! Have a great weekend, Robin! :-)

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    2. Books on the beach is one of the best summer pastimes, IMO! :) Happy reading this summer, Robin!

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  3. Thank you, Kate! Yer a peach! Here's hoping your Friday is fantastic and your weekend is as wonderful as you are! <3

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  4. Thanks so much for this opportunity--I have enjoyed reading your books in the past and would love a chance to win a few:)

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    1. We'll have our fingers crossed for you, Cathy! And thanks so much for stopping by to comment! <3

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    2. Good luck, Cathy! We appreciate you checking out the new covers and entering the giveaway! We'll have several more giveaways in the next couple of months so there's plenty of chances to win! :)

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  5. Great covers you guys, and of course intriguing stories.

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    1. Thanks, Roz! Hope your Friday is fantastic and your weekend is wonderful! :-)

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    2. Thanks, Roz! Of course, we think so, too, but we may be just a teensy eensy little bit biased on the matter. :D Have a great weekend!

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  6. Great covers great giveaway thanks for the chance

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    1. We have our fingers crossed for you, m'dear! And we're hoping you have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend, too! :-)

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    2. Thanks for the cover compliments and for entering the giveaway, @maloses3000! Happy Friday to you!

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  7. Both books sound very interesting. I already enjoy many of Loree Lough's books, but I am new to the author Cerella Sechrist.

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    1. Then you're in for a treat, Kaye...Cerella is a terrific writer! Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful weekend...and I'll see you at Facebook! :-)

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    2. Hi Kaye! I was privileged to first meet Loree when we were published together in the Love Finds You line with Summerside Press. And now we're both writing for Harlequin Heartwarming, so we've been able to team up with promotions and stuff. Loree's the best, isn't she? I hope you enjoy these new titles from us! :)

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  8. Great giveaway! Love summer and can't wait to get some sun!

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    1. You'll be all set for sun and fun if you win this spectacular giveaway, m'dear! Good luck to you...and a happy weekend, too! :-)

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    2. And what a beautiful summer it is so far, at least here in my neck of the woods in southern PA. Right now, I have my windows open to enjoy the summer afternoon breeze. :) Good luck with the giveaway, @scribbler00!

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  9. Love reading Harlequins keep it coming.

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    1. You can count on the Heartwarming author team to bring you lots of great books for a long, long time to come, Gloria! Good luck in the giveaway, and have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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    2. Agreed, Gloria! Harlequins are the best, especially the Heartwarming line if I do say so myself. I count myself fortunate to be an author among such stellar company! :)

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  10. Both books sound fantastic! Thanks for the generous giveaway! Happy Weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Jill...Cerella and I aim to please! LOL Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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    2. Thanks, Jill! We certainly hope you'll enjoy our new titles. And good luck with the giveaway! Happy weekend to you, too!

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  11. These sound wonderful. I would love to win. Love, Love, Love, Love Loree's books. Is the comment the only way to win?

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Connie! To enter the contest, simply scroll up until you see the Endless Summer box; click Facebook to enter through that account, and the Gleam team will walk you through the easy entry process. Good luck, and I'll see you at Facebook! :-)

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    2. You have excellent taste, Connie - Loree is one amazing writer. :) Let us know if you have any trouble entering the giveaway!

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  12. Thanks for the kind words, Connie! To enter the contest, simply scroll up until you see the Endless Summer box; click Facebook to enter through that account, and the Gleam team will walk you through the easy entry process. Good luck, and I'll see you at Facebook! :-)

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  13. Loree and Cerella - love the restaurant critic turned waitress' perilous situation, and the face of that gorgeous cowboy. Sounds like great reading on both counts. Great idea about the giveaway. I'll pass it on. Happy weekend, Guys!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words AND for passing this info to others! Yer a peach! We hope your weekend is terrific, too! :-)

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    2. Thanks, Muriel! We so appreciate the support of our fellow Heartwarming authors. Hugs to you!

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  14. Loree and Cerella - love the restaurant critic turned waitress' perilous situation, and the face of that gorgeous cowboy. Sounds like great reading on both counts. Great idea about the giveaway. I'll pass it on. Happy weekend, Guys!

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  15. Great idea. Both books sound wonderful!!

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    1. Thanks, Patricia! Have a great weekend! :)

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  16. Hi Loree and Cerella, How are you lovely ladies doing? Summer sure seems like it's rushing along. I feel like my boys just got done with school and we'll need to get supplies already. Both books sound fabulous and blessings on your work! Jenny

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenny! Summer really is flying by. I can't believe we're into July already! The stores already have the back-to-school items out. I love autumn, but I'm not ready to start thinking about it just yet! :) Thanks for stopping by and the sweet compliments!

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  17. LOL, both sound like winners. Now I just need more time to READ :)

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    1. Hi Pamela! You can do it! Jenny

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    2. I know exactly how you feel, Pamela! Some days, don't you wish there were 48 hours in every day instead of just 24? LOL Have a beautiful weekend!

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    3. I love your mindset, Jennifer! Here's hoping your weekend is wonderful! :-)

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    4. Oh, I know what you mean, Pam. My sister was saying just last week how she wishes she could read as much as me, and I was like, "Are you kidding? I don't read nearly enough!" As a writer, sometimes it's a choice between reading and writing! You know how that goes. :)

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  18. Yes, these covers are beautiful!! The stories sound wonderful as usual, and such a fantastic giveaway. Thanks for putting together this amazing prize package for your readers.

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    1. Oh....and I'm most looking forward to reading books I have on my TBR list this summer, including my Heartwarming ones. ( :

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    2. Laurie, you're such a sweetheart! There have been so many great Heartwarming releases lately that IDK if I'll ever catch up! :)

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  19. How exciting this is!!! The books sound great and the covers are as well. Thank you for the opportunity.

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    1. We agree, Melanie...those covers are indeed coooooool, and we have the Harlequin art department to thank for that! Wishing you luck in the giveaway...and a great weekend, too! :-)

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    2. Thanks for entering, Melanie! Aren't those covers amazing? Loree's right, the art department for Heartwarming does an AMAZING job. :) Good luck in the drawing!

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  20. Love this! So much summer fun! Hope I win!!!!

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    1. Good luck, Jackie! We wish every one of you could win! But don't worry...Cerella and I have other terrific surprises--even better than this one!--in mind for you. So stay tuned during the next few weeks for all the fantastic details! Have a great weekend, m'dear! :-)

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    2. Good luck, Jackie! Like Loree said, we plan to give away several prizes to some lucky readers as we prepare for our dual release! Glad to have you with us! :)

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  21. Beautiful covers. I'm looking forward to a visit from my daughter and these long summer days.

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    1. Perfect, Beth! If you're the lucky winner, you can sit and enjoy the Endless Summer days, reading Heartwarming novels, side by side with your daughter! Hope your weekend is wonderful! :-)

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    2. Summer visits with family are THE BEST! Enjoy that precious time with your daughter, Beth!

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  22. Beautiful covers. I'm looking forward to a visit from my daughter and these long summer days.

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    1. Happy to hear you love our covers, Beth! Those folks in the Harlequin art department are some kinda talented, aren't they!

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  23. How I love beach reads! What a fun giveaway! Thanks for opportunity!

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    1. Cerella and I love our Heartwarming readers, and this giveaway is just the FIRST of many ways we're going to show you just how much we appreciate you! Have a beautiful weekend, Nan! :-)

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    2. Loree's right, Nan, we love you guys! So we want to give you lots of chances to win some prizes! :) And Heartwarming books are the perfect beach reads, IMHO. ;)

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  24. Love both covers! You two are awesome :)

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    1. You're pretty awesome, yourself, Amy! We're a lucky bunch, we Heartwarming authors, having those talented people in the Harlequin art department working on our gorgeous covers, aren't we! I haven't seen one yet that I didn't love! Hope you have a beautiful weekend! :-)

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    2. Thanks, Amy! I love your Chicago Sisters covers, too. I was looking at them on Pinterest the other day and thinking what nice covers you have. :) Have a great weekend!

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  25. I'm most looking forward to our camping trip this summer.

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    1. Oh, I hear you! Few things are sweeter than sitting around the campfire, listening to the pop and hiss of the flames...with a good book in your lap, right! Wishing you a safe and relaxing trip and lots of happy, memorable times with your loved ones! :-)

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    2. That sounds great, @HS! I love being out in the woods, especially this time of year. I hope that camping trip is amazing! :)

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  26. Beautiful covers and I’m looking forward to reading both books.

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    1. Thanks, Marion! We are truly blessed to have Harlequin's talented art department hard at work on all the wonderful Heartwarming covers! Here's hoping your weekend is safe and relaxing! :-)

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    2. Thanks, Marion! The Heartwarming covers are always an impressive display!

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  27. Oh, they both look like such great books! Can't wait!

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    1. Thanks, Anna! And to be honest...Cerella and I can't wait, either! :-) Here's hoping you've enjoyed a wonderful weekend, and that the week ahead will be terrific, too!

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    2. Thanks, Anna! Like Loree said, we're equally excited to get them in our hands! :)

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  28. I am afraid we don't have many plans this summer but if wishes and dreams count I am currently walking across white sands to wade in crystal blue ocean waters LOL Other than that, I love to crochet and read so I am doing lots of that.

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    1. Except for a week here and there at our cabin, we're spending our vacation at home this year, too, @WinterRose. I understand your white sands and crystal blue waters dreams...and your talents with needles and yarn! My mom and grandmother tried to teach me to knit and crochet, but alas, I'm a bit fumble-fingered. (To be honest, I'm too nosy to keep proper count, and often drop stitches! LOL) Wishing you a wonderful week, and much luck in the contest! Meanwhile, happy reading! :-)

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    2. @WinterRose, what a lovely visual for summer - white sands and crystal blue ocean waters... You sound like a writer yourself! I can't crochet, but I'm envious of your skill. Here's hoping you can at least travel to a few exotic places through reading this summer!

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  29. Love both covers and they both sound like good reads

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Deborah! Cerella and I are so excited about our September releases, and wish you luck in the contest! Have a wonderful week!

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    2. Thanks, Debora, we think so, too! :) Good luck!

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  30. Keep cool and enjoy a good book. Traveling to Smokies in the Fall. Joanninmh@embarqmail.com

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    1. LOVE the Smokies, JoAnn! Every trip there has been eventful and memorable! We're staying cool (thanks to the genius who invented A/C) and prayin' for some down time so we can enjoy reading other authors' books for a change! LOL Hope the week ahead is wonderful for you!

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    2. That sounds wonderful, JoAnn! I haven't been to the Smokies in years, but it's beautiful there. And yep, we're going to try to take the chance to enjoy some of our fellow Heartwarming authors' books this summer! :)

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  31. Loree, what a wonderful giveaway. I have always loved your books and have not read any of Cerella's books. What fun to discover new authors! No fantastic summer vacation this year, just little trips around our wonderful and beautiful state of Oregon!

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    1. Hi Debbie, I'm pleased you could discover my books here with Loree! I agree that her stories are great. :) Oregon is one of the few states I've never been to, but it's so beautiful, it's on my list! :) I hope your summer is perfect. Thanks for entering our giveaway!

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    2. You will LOVE Cerella's books, Debbie! Her engaging, warm-hearted personality comes through on every page. I'm SO blessed to partner with her, not only for our September releases, but for our Heartwarming Authors blog ("We Talk to Ourselves...a LOT!"). I'm happy to hear you entered the contest, and hope your summer jaunts will be fun and memorable...and safe! :-)

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    3. That's quite the endorsement for me and my books, Loree! lol Thank you! :)

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  32. I'm most looking forward to lots of reading and a slower pace of life.

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    1. Good for you, m'dear! And here's hoping your Tuesday is terrific, too! :-)

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    2. That sounds like a pretty good summer to me, @jmcgaugh! You enjoy it!

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  33. I'm looking forward to a trip back home to visit my family. I live in Northern Cali and they are in Massachusetts. A road trip would be nice (3000 miles one way) but a plane would give me more time to have fun with them. Love the heartwarming books, and all the great giveaways you do for your readers. Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize package!!!

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    1. In your shoes, Darlene, I think I'd fly, too, and for the same reason! Wouldn't it be a lovely, perfect world if we could afford the time and money to fly there...and drive back! The list of things I'd do and people I'd see would be a long one! Wishing you safe travels and a great time with your family! :-)

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    2. Wow, that would be an epic road trip, Darlene! But that's the thing about flying - you can get there so much faster and have more precious time with family. Which I'm guessing you don't get too much of with so much distance between you. Thanks for entering the giveaway - we love our readers, so we like doing fun giveaways for you guys! :)

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    1. Summer is a great time for new things and new adventures, @poetryinleaves! Good luck with the giveaway! :)

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    2. Just be careful what you try...I said that years ago about writing, and look what happened to me! LOL Seriously, new things are fantastic! Even if they don't work out, you have a good memory or a lesson to add to your diary! :-)

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  35. Careful, m'dear...I said that 20 years ago, and look where it got me! LOL Seriously, you're smart to try new things, because who knows what bright adventure your 'try' will take you on...and even on the rare occasion those things don't work out, you'll feel happier and more fulfilled. Wishing you luck in whatever venture you attempt, and in winning the Endless Summer prize package, too! Have a fantastic Friday! :-)

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  36. What am I looking forward to this Summer? Sleeping in!! :-) When school is in, I'm the one who takes my son in the mornings....it's nice to be able to get 2 more hours of sleep, lol!!
    This is a great giveaway, thank you for such a generous prize package! Both new-to-me authors :-)

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    1. Perfect answer, Trixi! I love the opportunity to sleep in - the chances are too few! So excited that both Loree and I are new authors for you. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  37. Here's hoping you'll get THREE additional hours of sleep every day! (Well, a girl can dream, right...especially with a little time!) We're happy that you entered the contest, and hope you'll love our September releases! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! :-)

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  38. I can't tell you how exciting it is, seeing all these comments, and all those entries for the Endless Summer package! If only we could award it to ALL of you! But...someone else will have a chance to win a super-cool prize next month, so stay tuned! :-)

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    1. I agree, Loree, everyone is so sweet that I wish we could have one big Endless Summer party for all these lovely readers. :)

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    1. Thanks, @NoExcusesNoLimits!! We have a good one coming up next month, too, so if you don't win this one, check in again in August! :)

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    2. Cerella is right! You guys are gonna LOVE what we're planning for you in August! :-)

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  40. These look like great books and an awesome giveaway!!!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! We think you'll like them...and good luck in the giveaway!

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    2. Thanks, Michelle! Happy you entered our giveaway and good luck to you! :)

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    1. We agree, Bonnie! :) Good luck!

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    2. We wish ALL of you could win, and that's why we're hosting another big drawing in August! Come back soon to see the fantastic prizes we'll make available then!

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  42. Love the covers and they sound like the perfect books to enjoy while I float in the pool and enjoy the sunshine!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Stephanie! We think the covers are lovely, too! Floating in the pool while reading sounds great...just make sure you don't get the pages wet! ;)

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    2. We feel the same way, Stephanie! That's why we cooked up this giveaway for everyone! Here's hoping you'll have lots of sunny days to splash in that pool!

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  43. I'm looking forward toward our beach vacation next week. It will be the first time us 4 have been on vacation.

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    1. Amy, that's fantastic! Coordinating vacations together can be a challenge with how busy we all are in this day and age, but they are so worth it. I hope you have a GREAT time and good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. We're hoping your vacation was everything you hoped it would be and more...and that the rest of your summer is terrific, too! Check back soon to learn all about the next big giveaway Cerella and I are planning for you guys!

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  44. Both covers are great!

    www.thoughtsofablonde.com

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    1. Thanks, @rlr888! We think so, too! :) Good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. Yup, we are in complete agreement, @rlr888...the Harlequin art department is amazing! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the summer, and luck in the giveaway...and we hope you'll check back soon to find out about our next big giveaway package!

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  45. These look so good, I can't wait to read them!!!

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    1. Thanks, Abby! We can't wait for you to read them either! :D

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    2. We're looking forward to hearing what you think...of the books and the big prize package we're offering next month! Meanwhile, enjoy what's left of your summer, and good luck in the drawing!

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  46. Great covers, can't wait to read!

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    1. Thanks, Robin! I agree, the covers are scrumptious! Thanks for entering the giveaway! :)

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  47. So happy you entered, Robin! And we agree: The #Harlequin art department is AWESOME!

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  48. I hope to have time to be outdoors and time to read!

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    1. Ahh, that sounds like a great way to spend your summer, Connie. I love sitting on the back porch and reading and writing. :) Good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. We're hoping the same thing for you, Connie! We're also wishing the entire rest of your summer will give you plenty of R&R time...for reading all your favorite stories, of course! :-) Good luck in the giveaway!

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    3. We're hoping the same thing for you, Connie! We're also wishing the entire rest of your summer will give you plenty of R&R time...for reading all your favorite stories, of course! :-) Good luck in the giveaway!

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  49. Thanks for the chance to win!!!.

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