Monday, November 23, 2015

The Firefighter's Promise, a Thanksgiving Online Free Read and More . . . by Kate James

It’s been an exciting couple of months!

When the Right One Comes Along, the first book in my K-9 trilogy, was released in October. RT Book Reviews wrote this in their review:

  • When the Right One Comes Along  opens with a bang, captivating readers with compassion, kindness and love. James pairs misfortune with joy, heartache, havoc and flirtation, creating the perfect atmosphere for this emotional roller coaster. Plan to have all your emotions tested in this superb start to the K-9 Trilogy. (Thank you RT Book Reviews and Becca Prater!)

Then Harlequin offered a very special promotion for its readers: 10,000 e-Books, including A Child’s Christmas, at just $1.99. At the same time, Harlequin launched Heartwarming Thanksgiving, a special reader event providing 13 free short stories to read online. My short story, The Firefighter’s Promise, is featured today on the Harlequin website. Here's the link to access the story: http://bit.ly/1RZ27Op.





Here is the “back cover blurb” for the story:

An accidental love . . .

When Jacqueline (Jax) Warren is in a serious motorcycle accident, firefighter Ryan Hudson is the first to arrive at the scene. Ryan takes a special interest in Jax, particularly when he discovers that her stepmother shows little interest in her. But Jax learned early in life that she can't rely on other people, and her six-year-old half-brother is the only person she cares about.

Ryan convinces her to celebrate Thanksgiving with him and his family, to show her that not all families are like the one she's known. When he presents her with an unexpected gift, she finally lets him into her life...and her heart.

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But wait . . . it gets better! All Heartwarming books are now an extra $1 off for a total 30% saving all month long! Enter code HEART1115 at checkout and enjoy great savings! Follow our book tour and other media stops for chances to win FREE books, a Harlequin Heartwarming one-year subscription, gift cards and other great prizes.

The blog stops associated with my story are: 
Another way to engage with me is through the Harlequin community. I would love to hear from you here or the comment section at the bottom of the story. For another chance to win, show your creativity! Write a short epilogue here to be entered to win an autographed copy of When the Right One Comes Along and a $10 Amazon gift card. The winner will be announced on Saturday, November 28th.

As we're in the final stretch to Thanksgiving, this is a special week with an online read each day until the 26th. Watch for the final free online reads from these fabulous Heartwarming authors:

November 24th: Wedding of His Dreams by Cari Lynn Webb

November 25th: The Sweetheart Tree by Rula Sinara
 

November 26th: Married by Thanksgiving by Melinda Curtis

Please leave a comment below for a chance to win an autographed copy of When the Right One Comes Along.

Happy reading!






When the Right One Comes Along

Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love. 

In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it's chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer.

Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica's help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal’s canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference love can make?

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When Love Matters Most
Keeping her safe

Could their backgrounds be any more different? Rick Vasquez, a K-9 unit sergeant with the San Diego Police Department, fled drug-related violence in Mexico as a boy. Madison Long, who recently became primary veterinarian to the SDPD’s canines, is the privileged daughter of a judge.

A product of his upbringing, Rick’s dedicated his life to curtailing cross-border drug trafficking and preventing other young boys from being drawn into the dark world of the cartels. But all that Rick and Madison value, including the growing love between them, is threatened by the dangers of Rick’s job, and the risks he’s determined to take…

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27 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read, The Firefighter’s Promise, Kate. All of the stories I've read so far have been wonderful. I've got a couple printed that I plan to read over the holiday.
    Thanks for the heads up on the promotional code!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Good morning, Jill. We are so happy that you are enjoying our stories. Hopefully, you'll enjoy The Firefighter's Promise, too.

      I would love to hear from you, once you've had a chance to read it.

      Happy reading!

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  2. Books' covers with dogs are the best covers!

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    1. Thank you, Mai. I'm partial to them, too!

      Have a great day.

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  3. It really has been an exciting month for Heartwarming! All your stories sound wonderful and I'll be heading over to read The Firefighter's Promise! Thanks for the shout out for this weeks online reads! Happy Thanksgiving to all :).

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    1. Thank you, Rula. I look forward to reading your short story on the 25th. I love the title!

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  4. Looking forward to your follow-up book. Loved When The Right One Comes Along.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Roz! As you know, I love your books, too!

      Have a great day.

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  5. cute dog

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  6. I can't wait to read these wonderful stories, Kate! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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    1. Thank you so much, Britney. I hope you enjoy them.

      I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving, too!

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  7. This has been a great month to sample just a few of the great talents at Heartwarming. So happy to read Kate's story today!

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    1. Thank you, Mel, for all your work with the organization. How appropriate to end the event with your short story on the 26th! I love your books and I look forward to reading Married by Thanksgiving.

      Have a great day!

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  8. This HAS been an exciting month!! I bought 8 Heartwarming titles this month, and there are so many other fantastic offers and giveaways. I was so excited to receive your book Kate and look forward to reading it. Congratulations on the great review from RT Book Reviews. ( :

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    1. Thank you very much, Laurie. I look forward to hearing from you, once you've had a chance to read When the Right One Comes Along.

      I was thrilled to read the review from RT Book Reviews, but I truly love to hear from readers!

      Have a great day, and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  9. I am really enjoying all the stories! And thanks for the code. I'll tweet and Fb it!

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    1. Thank you so much, Patricia. There have been a lot of great promos for Heartwarming. It'll be fantastic to have our books in Walmart starting January! :-)

      Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  10. They all sound like great stories! Thanks for the code!

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  11. My pleasure, Marcy. I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of our books while they are offered at this special price.

    Happy reading!

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  12. The Firefighter's Promise is such an appropriate name for this heartfelt story, Kate! I felt drawn in right away as you aptly described how dangerous a motorcycle accident can be, and I was concerned for Jax's family situation. I believe Ryan Hudson's concern and caring could melt anyone's heart, especially as the full extent of his efforts come to light. Your well-written novella reveals to us all we have to be thankful for.

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    1. Dale, I am very happy that you enjoyed THE FIREFIGHTER'S PROMISE. Thank you for taking the time to let me know what you thought of it.

      I hope you have a wonderful day, and happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  13. It's been a long day and I am looking forward to ending it by reading your story! Thank you for kicking off the thanksgiving week with a wonderful treat.

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    1. Aw, thank you, Sophia. I hope you enjoy it. It's been a great event, and we have three more terrific stories to look forward to this week.

      Happy reading!

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  14. They all sound fantastic. Looking forward to checking them out.

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    1. Thank you, Donna. If you do get a chance to read any of our stories, we would love to hear from you to know how you enjoyed them.

      Happy reading!

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  15. Sincere thanks to everyone who visited our blog today and left a comment. I am pleased to announce that the winner of the autographed copy of When the Right One Comes Along is Britney Adams.

    Britney, congratulations! I will e-mail.

    Thanks again, everyone, and don't forget to visit the Harlequin website tomorrow for Cari's Wedding of His Dreams!

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