Romantic Summer Reading Challenge

Hey, book lovers! Remember those summer reading programs from when we were kids? You would read a certain number of books and get a pizza. Or maybe if you completed a list of books you received a certificate and a prize from the librarian. Why should the fun end just because we’re adults? Join us this summer for the inaugural Romantic Summer Reading Challenge.

Now through midnight (CDT) September 4, read all ten books on our reading list to win prizes. This year’s featured books include:

The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels and Other Gentlemen by Victoria Alexander
New Attitude by Kathryn R. Biel
Playing House by Laura Chapman
Makeup & Murder by Stephanie Damore
Click Date Repeat Again by KJ Farnham
Love, Hate, and Other Lies We Told by Deirdre Riordan Hall
Tequila & Tailgates by Andrea Johnston
Reality Rocks by Liberty Kontranowski
Pas de Deux by Wynter S.K.
This is 35 by Stacey Wiedower

How does it work? When you finish each book on the list, leave a review on Amazon or Goodreads. Then, once you are done with all ten, copy the links on the entry form, complete the rest of the information, and submit it. After September 4, everyone who completes the challenge will receive a free ebook from one of the authors’ backlist. You will also be entered in the drawing for a chance to win one of ten prize packages created by the authors (valued at $20 each) and the grand prize of a $100 Amazon gift card. (No purchase necessary to win. Prize packages limited to U.S. residents only this year.)

What if you’ve already read one (or more) of the books on this list? It still counts. Just post your review and share the link on the form.

If this sounds like fun way to discover new authors, score a free book, and enter for a chance to win prizes, please join us! You can also follow the Facebook page, which will include author takeovers that give you a chance to interact with authors and other readers throughout the summer.

‘Playing House’ is Now Available!

 

She’s a work in progress . . .

Bailey Meredith has had it. As an assistant at a prestigious interior design firm, she’s tired of making coffee and filing invoices. She’ll do just about anything to get out from under the paperwork and into the field for real experience. Then she sees an ad for a job that seems too good to be true.

He’s a fixer upper . . .

Wilder Aldrich knew she would be perfect for the crew the moment he saw her. His hit home improvement show only hired the best, and Bailey had potential written all over her. It isn’t just her imaginative creativity and unmatched work ethic that grabs his attention. There’s just something about her.

With chemistry on screen, it’s only a matter of time before sparks fly behind the scenes as well. But with Bailey’s jaded views on romance and a big secret that could destroy Wilder and everyone he cares about, are either of them willing to risk it all for love?

Find it on
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Available through March 31 for only $2.99–that’s $1 off the regular price.

*** GIVEAWAY***
This month, during the Playing House blog tour, you can enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win one of 1 free Audible copy each of The Marrying Type, First & Goal, Going for Two or 1 $20 Amazon gift card.

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‘Playing House’ Blog Tour & Appearances

The Playing House blog tour will launch three weeks from today! Here’s a look at the upcoming stops scheduled to accompany this new sexy romantic comedy, which will be released on March 21.

TOUR SCHEDULE

March 13: Karen Eleniguest post and excerpt
March 14: Change the Word – Teaser Tuesday
March 14: Chick Lit Goddessguest post and excerpt
March 15: The Book Bagreview and excerpt
March 17: The Book Feed Blogreview
March 20: Every Free Chanceguest post
March 20: Polished & Bubblyreview
March 21:  Caroline Fardiginterview
March 21: K’s Novel Cafereview and excerpt
March 21: For the Love of Chick Litinterview
March 22: Karen Eleniinterview
March 22: USA Today’s Happy Ever Afterinterview
March 22: Release Blast with Tasty Book Tours
March 23: Book Lover in Floridaguest post
March 23: Living Live with Joyguest post and review
March 27: My Comfy Reading Cornerreview
March 28: Southern Bred and Read – review
March 29: Chick Lit Plusguest post
March 30: A Southern Girl’s Bookshelfexcerpt
March 31: Novel Gossipreview

Thank you to the fabulous bloggers who signed up to help spread the word about Playing House. I hope you readers will enjoy this series of posts as you learn more about the book.

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She’s a work in progress . . .

Bailey Meredith has had it. As an assistant at a prestigious interior design firm, she’s tired of making coffee and filing invoices. She’ll do just about anything to get out from under the paperwork and into the field for real experience. Then she sees an ad for a job that seems too good to be true.

He’s a fixer upper . . .

Wilder Aldrich knew she would be perfect for the crew the moment he saw her. His hit home improvement show only hired the best, and Bailey had potential written all over her. It isn’t just her imaginative creativity and unmatched work ethic that grabs his attention. There’s just something about her.

With chemistry on screen, it’s only a matter of time before sparks fly behind the scenes as well. But with Bailey’s jaded views on romance and a big secret that could destroy Wilder and everyone he cares about, are either of them willing to risk it all for love?

Available March 21! Find it on:
Amazon | Apple | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

*** GIVEAWAY***
This month, during the Playing House blog tour, you can enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win one of 1 free Audible copy each of The Marrying Type, First & Goal, Going for Two or 1 $20 Amazon gift card.

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#ChickLitLove Facebook Hop

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Join 49 chick lit and romantic comedy authors in celebrating friendship and romance in the #ChickLitLove Hop on Facebook. We’ll honor Galentine’s Day on February 13 and Valentine’s Day on February 14 with giveaways, freebies, and entries for the chance to win the grand prizes of SpaFinder gift certificates.

Here’s a list of the participating authors:

GALENTINE’S DAY (Monday, February 13)
Traci Andrighetti
Melissa Baldwin
Tracie Banister
Kathryn R. Biel
Renee Conoulty
Geralyn Corcillo
Whitney Dineen
Lauren Faulkenberry
Amy Gettinger
Elizabeth Hein
Laura Kenyon
Liberty Kontranowski
Jennie Marts
Monique McDonell
Kirsty McManus
Becky Monson
Joy Norstrom
Kate O’Keeffe
Meredith Schorr
Carol Maloney Scott
Holly Tierney-Bedord
Barbara Valentin
Heather Wardell
Stacey Wiedower

VALENTINE’S DAY (Tuesday, February 14)
Cindy Arora
Glynis Astie
Laurie Baxter
Laura Chapman
Adria J. Cimino
Karen M Cox
Maggie Dallen
Lindsay Detwiler
Katlyn Duncan
Liz Durano
Laurie Finkelstein
Tina Ann Forkner
Hilary Grossman
Kate Hewitt
Cristina Hodgson
Erin Huss
Elaina Jadin
Andrea Johnston
Beth Labonte
Robyn Neeley
Elise Noble
CeCe Osgood
Amy Rivers
CF Rose
Charlene Ross

Check the Facebook event page (click here to join) throughout the days of February 13 and 14 for prompts on where to hop next and how to enter to win prizes. Be sure to check out the Galentines and Valentines shared on each the pages. You’ll learn more about your favorite characters and meet new ones. Plus, you never know. Maybe you’ll find the perfect way to say “I love you” to the loved ones in your life.

We’ll see you at the party!

Coming Soon . . . ‘Playing House’

Coming to an e-reader/bookshelf near you…

She’s a work in progress . . .

Bailey Meredith has had it. As an assistant at a prestigious interior design firm, she’s tired of making coffee and filing invoices. She’ll do just about anything to get out from under the paperwork and into the field for real experience. Then she sees an ad for a job that seems too good to be true. 

He’s a fixer upper . . .

Wilder Aldrich knew she would be perfect for the crew the moment he saw her. His hit home improvement show only hired the best, and Bailey had potential written all over her. It isn’t just her imaginative creativity and unmatched work ethic that grabs his attention. There’s just something about her. 

With chemistry on screen, it’s only a matter of time before sparks fly behind the scenes as well. But with Bailey’s jaded views on romance and a big secret that could destroy Wilder and everyone he cares about, are either of them willing to risk it all for love? 

Writing this book was a bit of a departure for me as it’s my first sexy romantic comedy. (Sorry, not sorry, Mom and Dad.) It was also crazy fun. Plus, I actually had permission to binge-watch hours and hours (and hours and hours) of my favorite HGTV shows, because, hey, research! Thank you to my friend, the super-talented Katie Nieland for creating this gorgeous cover (and doing it for someone who kept saying, “How about we try…”). Love it.

You can pre-order Playing House now on Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo now for $2.99. You can also add it to your to-read shelf on Goodreads.

If you are a blogger, vlogger, bookstagrammer, or podcaster and would like to join the Promo Team for Playing House, please click here to sign up. I will send out the marketing materials and Advanced Reader Copies before the end of the month.

Score Some Prizes and fun with the holly jolly chick lit hop

Make the holiday season even merrier by discovering new reads from some of today’s best chick lit and romantic comedy authors during the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop on Facebook.

Here’s how it works: every day from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16, readers are invited to hop around to more than 60 authors’ Facebook pages (with about five stops each day) to receive gifts and enter to win prizes.

Here is the schedule, which includes the list of authors posting each day and links to their Facebook pages in case you’d like to give them a “like” and follow along:

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5
Rich Amooi
Glynis Astie
Melissa Baldwin
Laura Chapman
Nikki Mahood
Carol Maloney Scott

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16
Cindy Arora
Amy Avanzino
Erin Huss
Susan Murphy
Lucie Simone

We will also give away several Amazon gift cards as bonus prizes on the event page. Every day that you participate and leave a comment on the main post for the day, you will be entered into the drawing to receive the prizes. Be sure to check back every day to maximize your chances!

Happy Holidays to all and to all some fabulous reading!

Now Available: THREE & OUT

New from Laura Chapman, the third installment of her fantasy football romantic comedy Queen of the League series . . .

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Find it on
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Goodreads

After rushing to the altar and moving across the country, Harper Duquaine (or is it MacLaughlin, now?) is in uncharted territory. What once seemed like a promising opportunity to advance her husband’s career while giving her some much needed independence and adventure has proven to be a bust. By the time fall rolls around again, she’s back in a boring job by day and overstocking her inventory of crocheted scarves by night. Not even the prospect of a new football season holds much excitement.

At least that’s what she thought. Harper suddenly finds herself the manager of not one but two fantasy football teams—each with its own set of drama. Between the added pressure of her new marriage, an unexpected career prospect, and the hiccups created by people from her past and present worlds, Harper quickly finds herself going from bored to overwhelmed.

Can she hold up under the pressure, or will Harper learn the hard way that the turf isn’t always greener on the other field?

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Buy it Now
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

*** BARGAIN ALERT *** To celebrate the new release, for a limited time, you can pick up the first two stories in the series for only 99 cents each. EBooks for First & Goal and Going for Two are available for only 99 cents each. ***

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In Laura Chapman’s Queen of the League series, Harper Duquaine joins a fantasy football league to prove she can hang with the guys. Only problem: she doesn’t know a sleeper from a keeper (or any of the other lingo thrown her way). Her competitive streak soon emerges, and she catches the interest of her top two competitors. With a slew of conflicting advice in her real and fantasy worlds, Harper must figure out how to play the game and come out a winner.

First & Goal
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

Going for Two
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

PRIZES!!!

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‘Three & Out’ Release Blitz

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Three & Out will be released in style thanks to the help of this fun and fabulous group of bloggers and readers, who are participating in the Release Blitz. We’ll be sharing excerpts, interviews, and prizes next week, and I hope you will check out the posts.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25
Happy Ever After
The Book Bag
Cat Lavoie
Caroline Fardig
Brea Brown
Liberty Kontranowski
Chick Lit Plus
Novel Gossip
Kristin’s Novel Cafe
Queen of All She Reads
Southern Bred and Read
Books and Movies Addict
Chick Lit Goddess

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
Polished and Bubbly
D.E. Haggerty
Book Lover in Florida
BFF Book Blog
Hello Chick Lit

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
A Southern Girls Bookshelf
Every Free Chance Books
Living Life with Joy

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
Lovetiggi’s I Love My Authors
Jersey Girl Book Reviews
Granny Loves to Read
Connect with Chicklit Club
Whispering Stories
The Coffeeholic Bookworm

Thank you to the bloggers and readers participating in the Release Blitz, and thank you readers for following along.

Coming Soon …

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… Two holiday novellas from Laura Chapman with a fresh look and update.

I am thrilled to be releasing two romantic comedy novellas, Making Christmas and What Happens at Midnight, on Tuesday, November 8. Both stories previously appeared in the Marching Ink Collection All I Want For Christmas, which is sadly no longer available now that the publisher has closed its doors.

But never fear, the standalone novellas are here for only 99 cents each and they’re available for pre-order.

Making Christmas

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Find it on:
Amazon
| Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks | Goodreads

While settling into a new career in a new community, Ivy is determined not to let the holiday season pass her by. Enter the grownup advent calendar: twenty-four days of festivities to celebrate Christmas. What begins as a bit of fun turns into a mission to spread cheer when she meets Everett. After learning about his bad Christmas attitude, she invites him to join her quest. Despite his initial reservations, Everett quickly gets caught up in the spirit of the calendar. But when new feelings surface and are impossible to ignore, Everett’s inner curmudgeon threatens to put a damper on the whole experience.

What Happens at Midnight

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Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iTunes | Goodreads

Romantic comedy junkie Natalie lives out those fantasies in real life three New Year’s Eves in a row when fate throws her together with the same handsome stranger. A heartbreaking turn of events leaves her swearing off of love, forevers, and the holidays (bah humbug). That is until the mystery man from her past reappears years later. Over a holiday season, Natalie struggles to reconcile the whimsical notions of her past with the practical sensibilities she has worked so hard to develop. With the countdown to a new year looming, she must decide whether or not she is willing to give happily ever after another shot.

Set Your Line-Ups…

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Because Harper and the rest of her fantasy football league friends will be back for another season. Three & Out, the third installment in the Queen of the League series, will be released on Tuesday, October 25!

A lot has happened since we last spent time with Harper and the next football season proves to be her most exciting, most frustrating, most jam-packed full of drama yet.

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After rushing to the altar and moving across the country, Harper Duquaine (or is it MacLaughlin, now?) is in uncharted territory. What once seemed like a promising opportunity to advance her husband’s career while giving her some much needed independence and adventure has proven to be a bust. By the time fall rolls around again, she’s back in a boring job by day and overstocking her inventory of crocheted scarves by night. Not even the prospect of a new football season holds much excitement.

At least that’s what she thought. Harper suddenly finds herself the manager of not one but two fantasy football teams—each with its own set of drama. Between the added pressure of her new marriage, an unexpected career prospect, and the hiccups created by people from her past and present worlds, Harper quickly finds herself going from bored to overwhelmed.

Can she hold up under the pressure, or will Harper learn the hard way that the turf isn’t always greener on the other field?

This story was one of the most challenging I’ve ever written, but it was also one of the most thrilling. I hope you will enjoy reading this story as much as I did telling it when you get your hands on it.

Spread the Word

Want to help create buzz? You can spread the word now by sharing this tweet, Facebook post, or Instagram image. You can also add Three & Out to your to-read list on Goodreads. Every bit helps!

Join the Team

I’m looking for reviewers, bloggers, vloggers, #bookstagrammers, and anyone else who would like to help spread the word that week for the Three & Out Release Blitz Oct. 25-28. Click here if you would like to participate and fill out the form so I can provide you with the information you will need.

Play Catch-up

Haven’t read the first two books in the series? Never fear. You can find First & Goal on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo, and Going for Two on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. Quick note: These titles will be removed over this upcoming weekend when the current publisher, Marching Ink, shuts down operations and we transfer the books over to their new versions. I’ll update this page as soon as they are republished on these platforms plus, for the first time ever, on iBooks.