Monday, December 21, 2015

Celebrate the Holidays with Us! . . . by Kate James


I find it hard to believe that Christmas is less than a week away! We have all our decorations up and are now officially in holiday entertaining mode, but I still have some gifts to buy and preparations to tackle.

One exciting aspect of this year's holiday season is the upcoming January 1st release of my next book, When Love Matters Most. I'm thrilled to be in excellent company with Amie Denman, Cynthia Thomason and Pamela Tracy, as they celebrate their January 1st releases, too.



It's not just the four of us who are celebrating. In fact, all Heartwarming authors have a lot to be grateful for this holiday season. Starting with our January 1st releases, Heartwarming books will now be available as mass-market paperbacks through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and of course Harlequin.com. In addition, starting January 2016, our books will be available in select Walmart stores in the United States. These exciting developments are only possible because of our wonderful readers. Thank you so very much for your support, reviews and loyalty!

In return, we would like to make this holiday season as exciting for our readers as possible. If you haven't already entered our blog giveaway, you still have time. We've "sweetened" the grand prize by adding 20,000 My Rewards points, courtesy of Harlequin, in addition to the other great prizes. And I just added a beautiful silk scarf.


Cynthia will announce the winners right here on our blog on December 23rd. Congratulations to all the winners. You will be contacted by e-mail on December 23rd.

a Rafflecopter giveaway But there's more! For more prizes, autographed books, fun and to chat with Amie, Cynthia, Pamela and me, join our Facebook Party on December 29th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM eastern time. As a special treat, MIRA suspense author Elizabeth Heiter, who has a release coming out that day, will also be participating in our Facebook party and giving away signed copies of her books. Here's a selection of the gifts we'll be giving away:


Please click on the image below to go to the event page and confirm your attendance.


If you would like to learn about the four January Heartwarming releases, read on!

We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Heartwarming Christmas, and we hope to see you at our Facebook party on December 29th!



Under the Boardwalk by Amie Denman
  
Everyone's counting on him
  
With the sudden death of his father, Jack Hamilton finds himself running the family amusement park, Starlight Point. His first job? Balance the books, and that means raising the rent for vendors like baker Augusta Murphy.
  
Gus won't accept the new contract…not without a fight. She rallies the other vendors and sets out to negotiate with Jack. At least, she tries. How do you play hardball with a man who's charming and kind and still grieving? Gus needs to figure it out fast, because the closer she gets to Jack, the more she risks losing everything.

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Find out more and connect with Amie on her website.

When Love Matters Most by Kate James

Keeping her safe at all costs

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. Rick has 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 everything Rick and Madison value, and 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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Find out more and connect with Kate on her website.

A Boy to Remember by Cynthia Thomason
  
You can't live a lie forever

One magical summer—that was all it took for Alexis Foster to fall deeply in love with Daniel Chandler. And then she gave him up to keep Daniel from sacrificing his own dreams. But the passionate bond they shared is rekindled when Alex returns to her family's farm…with a powerful secret.

Ohio's youngest state senator, Daniel's star is on the rise. He's also discovering a kindred spirit in Alex's seventeen-year-old daughter. Alex has to tell him the truth even at the risk of his political future…even if it costs her the two people she loves most.

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Find out more and connect with Cynthia on her website.

The Missing Twin by Pamela Tracy

The secret between them

Angela Taylor knew her sister was in trouble. For anyone but a twin, her instincts would seem crazy, and her actions crazier. Picking up and moving her and her daughter, Celia, to Scorpion Ridge, asking questions, put them all at risk. Even more risky was trusting Jake Farraday, the handsome ex-cop turned forest ranger. Years in witness protection had taught Angela to trust no one. Yet with Abigail missing, Jake was her only hope, and she found herself wanting to share more of her past with him. And more of her future. But did Jake have his own motives for helping Angela?

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Find out more and connect with Pamela on her website.

You can also purchase all four books together at Harlequin, Amazon, and B&N, and all four books are also available in both print and e-book formats from Amazon, and Barnes and Noble!

21 comments:

  1. Hello, Kate and Heartwarming Readers,
    This is such an exciting time for authors and readers at Heartwarming! All the great news about the books, the giveaway, and the Facebook party is helping make this the most wonderful time of the year. Readers--please throw your name in for great prizes and please join us for a pre-New Year's party on Facebook on the 29th!
    Amie

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  2. It is hard to believe Christmas is only days away. I'm so excited about the January releases and the line coming to Walmart. I have to work on the 29th, but I'll try to make it later to the Facebook party.

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    1. Christmas really is sneaking up on me this year! Thank you for your support of Heartwarming Jill. It would be great if you could stop by our Facebook party, if you get a chance.

      Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas!

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    2. Jill, we appreciate you stopping by. December is an amazingly busy month.

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  3. Thank you, Kate and Pamela. All of the Heartwarming writers are so welcoming, it's a pleasure to visit each day.
    I should make it to the party by 3:15 or so. :)
    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Terrific! We look forward to seeing you!

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  4. I don't know how December and Christmas got here so fast. 2015 went by in a flash. I'm reading November books as fast as I can. Almost finished. But I have a growing stack of TBRs, because a lot of writers I know have books out recently. Hey, maybe I can retire and just read.

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    1. Please don't retire, Roz, as I enjoy your books so much! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas . . . and do get some time to read!

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  5. Congratulations Kate, Pamela, Amie, Cynthia! So excited by this fabulous line up that will be starting out our retail experience! What a great promotion you have going on here, too. I'll be sure and stop by your party. Happy Holidays!

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    1. Thanks, Carol. We would love to have you join in on the fun at our FB party!

      Best wishes for a spectacular Christmas!

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  6. I'm putting on glasses, a fake nose, and a mustache so I can participate. I want that scarf - and all the books! Great promotion ladies. Or great ladies promoting!

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    1. You made me laugh, Muriel! You are more than welcome to join the FB party on the 29th!

      Have a terrific Christmas!

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  7. A Happy Heartwarming Christmas to all!!! Looking forward to what the new year brings for all of us. "See" you on the 29th!

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    1. Thank you, Anna. We're so happy you plan to stop by!

      I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  8. Happy holidays to everyone and to the December/January authors. I'll be making a special trip to Walmart to look for your books.

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    1. Thank you, Sophia. Since the books will not be in Canadian Walmarts, I would be very grateful if you send me a picture of our January releases, if you do see them!

      Best wishes for a very merry Christmas!

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  9. Happy holidays to everyone! What great prizes to go along with the fabulous books coming in the new year! So happy to be part of the Heartwarming family! xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Amy. We don't say it enough, but thank you so very much for all your exceptional work with the set up and upkeep of our blog!

      I wish you and your loved ones all the best for the holiday season!

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  10. I'm so thrilled to be a part of the fun! The Heartwarming authors are a wonderful group - and the party looks like it will be a blast!

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    1. We're so happy you'll be joining us, Elizabeth. I can hardly wait to read SEIZED and your December 28th online read!

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  11. Great post, Kate! And hi, Elizabeth! It will be super having you at our FB party on Dec. 29. Don't forget, winners of blog giveaway announced tomorrow.
    Cynthia

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