Cover Reveal – The Talisman by T.M. Franklin

T.M. Franklin, author of the best-selling MORE Trilogy and How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You has an exciting new release coming on January 17th – and it doesn’t have only ONE cover – it has SIX!

The Talisman Chronicles is a six-part serial, which will be released every Tuesday from January 17th-February 14th. It builds off the Amazon best-selling short story WINDOW and tells the story of a group of teenagers who find some unusual items in an old chest . . . items that give them incredible powers.

But they receive those gifts for a reason. And one day soon, they’ll need to use them to fight for us all.

Add The Talisman Chronicles to your Goodreads TBR HERE.

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And if you’d like to join the Talisman Chronicles Release Day Party – with giveaways all day long on January 17th, join the Enchanted Publications Facebook Event page. It’s going to be a blast!

About T.M. Franklin

T.M. Franklin writes stories of adventure, romance, & a little magic. A former TV news producer, she decided making stuff up was more fun than reporting the facts. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards. She’s since written three additional novels and several best-selling short stories…and there’s always more on the way.

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My Favorite Things Giveaway – TM Franklin

Today in the My Favorite Things Giveaway, we hear from T.M. Franklin, YA author of the MORE Trilogy and How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with You!

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When going through the list of my favorite things about the holidays, I thought of the usual suspects: The decorations, the lights, the heart-wrenching holiday movies . . . carols and wassailing (what is wassailing anyway?) and the coming together of friends and family.

*takes a moment to sigh wistfully*

Then I thought, “Who am I kidding?”

My favorite thing about the holidays are these bad boys right here:

Candied Pecans

CANDIED PECANS!!!

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Crispy, crunchy, sweet and cinnamony goodness…I mean it’s toasted pecans wrapped up in a crunchy sugar shell. HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE IT?

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This may or may not be an actual recording of me eating candied pecans.

You can sprinkle them on a salad (although if you’re eating salad for the holidays, you’re doing it wrong), crumble them over ice cream (Yes, please!) or just munch on them straight out of the jar. Just beware – once you start, there ain’t no stopping… and before long they’ll be….

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So it’s best to make a double batch! Especially if you’d like to give some of them as gifts!

Veruca Salt

(Or not…)

Want to make them yourself? It’s super-easy. Here’s the recipe I use.

Candied Pecans

1 c. white sugar

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

3/4 tsp. salt

1 egg white

1 Tbsp. water

1 lb. pecan halves

Combine sugar, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and set aside.

Whisk the egg white and water together until frothy. Toss the pecans in the egg white mixture, then dump in the sugar mixture and mix until the pecans are evenly coated.

Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 250 degrees until pecans are evenly browned, about an hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Repeat as needed. 🙂

If you’re looking for something fun to read while you munch on your leftover pecans (Ha! Like there will be leftovers!) I have a new six-part serial coming out in January – just in time for you to use one of those amazing Amazon gift cards you get for the holidays (or the one you WIN in THIS giveaway!)

The Talisman Chronicles tells the story of a group of ordinary teens, brought together by a mysterious force. They open up an old chest hidden in an attic, and as they find the talismans inside, they’re granted some amazing powers.

Of course, there’s a reason they get those gifts – something’s coming, and it’s something they’ll have to fight.

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Find out more about The Talisman Chronicles – or add it to your Goodreads TBR right HERE.

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About T.M. Franklin

TM FranklinT.M. Franklin writes stories of adventure, romance, & a little magic. A former TV news producer, she decided making stuff up was more fun than reporting the facts. Her first published novel, MORE, was born during National Novel Writing month, a challenge to write a novel in thirty days. MORE was well-received, being selected as a finalist in the 2013 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Book Awards, as well as winning the Suspense/Thriller division of the Blogger Book Fair Reader’s Choice Awards. She’s since written three additional novels and several best-selling short stories…and there’s always more on the way.

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My Favorite Things Giveaway – Jeanne McDonald

Today in the My Favorite Things Giveaway, we hear from Jeanne McDonald, Contemporary Romance author of Compass and Politically Incorrect!

What is my favorite thing about the holidays? Well, that’s a loaded question! I rattled this thought around in my brain for the longest. Because I love Christmas season in general how was I to pick just one thing from the food, the smells, the lights, the tree, the presents, the romance…and there it was. The thing I most love about the holidays is the Christmas spirit, itself.
There’s something about the holiday season that changes people. Happiness floods the world. People smile more. People love more. Families come together and share their hearts. People allow themselves to open up and care more. The Christmas spirit is simply magical. And who doesn’t need or want a little magic in their lives? I know I certainly do.
As a writer, my mind automatically reverts to stories and how they convey Christmas spirit. There are countless holiday stories that reflect the importance of Christmas spirit. One of my all time favorites, which also happens to be a classic in the realms of literature, is The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. We all know this story, as it’s been retold a million and one different ways – Ebeneezer Scrooge, a mean ol’ miser, refuses to see his fellow man for anything more than another shilling in his pocket. In an effort to save him from a terrible fate, he is visited by three spirits of Christmas. These guides show him the importance of the season, more importantly the importance of a full and happy life. As I said before, this story has been retold in countless manners, from cartoons to Muppets to theater and film, but my favorite recreation is the 1950’s film starring Alastair Sim. When I read the novel, I always picture him as my Scrooge.
Another great story about understanding and finding oneself in the spirit of Christmas is While You Were Sleeping starring Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman. As a woman with no family, Lucy is reminded every Christmas how alone she is. That is until a freak accident drops her into the lives of Callaghan family. There Lucy finds love and learns what life means to be surrounded by those who adore you. Christmas spirit shows her the life she was always meant to have.
Okay, I know I have gone all kinds of philosophical here, but really, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Christmas spirit. So tonight, when you’re sitting with your family or walking through a crowded shopping mall looking for Christmas gifts, stop and think about the joy this season brings. Then you can truly feel the spirit of Christmas.
Now that I’ve got you thinking about Christmas spirit, how about you continue your journey with Compass. No, this isn’t a Christmas novel, though there is a Christmas scene within its page. This is simply a story about finding love and giving it a chance.
Buy it or read it for Free on KindleUnlimited.

And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

About Jeanne McDonald

 

Jeanne McDonald enjoys writing contemporary fiction filled with spice, romance, drama, and humor. She prides herself in being a mother, a wife, a student of knowledge and of life, a coffee addict, a philosophy novice, a pop culture connoisseur, inspired by music, encouraged by words, and a believer in true love.


  


Jeanne is the founder of the author co-op, Enchanted Publications, and is an avid supporter of autism awareness. 

 

 
When she’s not spending time with her family, she can be found reading, writing, enjoying a great film, or diligently working toward her bachelor’s degree in literature.  A proud Texan, Jeanne currently resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with her family.
 
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My Favorite Things Giveaway – Ayden Morgan

Today in the My Favorite Things Giveaway, we hear from Ayden Morgen, author of the All Falls Down series and the Teplo Trilogy.

 

In a house with two very rambunctious kittens, my husband and I didn’t get to do a lot of decorating for the holidays this year. We weren’t quite brave enough to risk one of the minions destroying our hard work.
Instead, we opted to focus more on the things we love about the holiday season, like giving, which leads me to my most favorite part of the holiday….

1. Presents!

 

I am a big fan of finding the perfect gift for the cool kids in my life. I just love seeing their little faces light up with happiness and excitement. Since SS and I don’t have any little ones at home, I’m not ashamed to admit that I spoil my two sisters’ kids on holidays. Picking out their favorite things is so much fun!
 

 

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

I have adored this story since I was a little girl. Every year, I make a point to watch the original movie (not that hot mess with Jim Carrey) as often as it’s on television. I love everything about the book, and the movie is equally as wonderful.

 

3. Tootsie Roll Banks

It sounds like such a little, silly thing, but every year for as long as I can remember, I’ve gotten a Tootsie Roll bank at some point during the holiday season. I look forward to it so much! I’m a Tootsie Roll addict, and it’s just not Christmas unless I get my grubby hands on a bank full of goodness.

 

4. Time to Read/Write

What’s better than curling up under the covers with a good book or plot bunny and a few hours of freedom from every day responsibilities? While I have to work rain, snow, sleet, or holiday, I try to make a point to take a little time to read and write during the holiday season. Last year, I spent some of that time writing All Over You, about a bossy San Francisco detective hot on the trail of the dangerous catfish who might just be the kindergarten teacher he’s falling for. Both of their hearts and their futures are on the line in this sizzling erotic romance.

 

Want to win a copy of All Over You and more? Tell me your favorite part of the holiday season in the comments, and then enter the My Favorite Things Giveaway below!
About the Author
Ayden lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart/husband of twelve years, and their five furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army. Ayden graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology in 2009 before going on to complete her graduate degree in CJ and Law. She currently puts her education to use in the social services and CJ field.
Ayden also writes Young and New Adult fantasy under the penname A.K. Morgen.
You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, or via her website at http://aydenmorgen.com.

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Book Blitz – Listen To Your Heart by Sydney Logan

 

 

 

Title: Listen to Your Heart
Author: Sydney Logan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 19, 2016

 

Blurb
“I don’t want to be a choice you have to make. I want to be your heart’s only option.”Wedding planner Skye Douglas makes a career out of bringing fairytales to life—even if she’s given up on her own happily ever after. Instead of dating, she devotes time to her nephew, a guitar prodigy who shares her love for 80s hair bands. When she encounters Caleb Lynch, the new guitar teacher, everything changes. Caleb’s passion for music—not to mention his Def Leppard T-shirt—makes Skye wonder if she might get her storybook ending after all.

Caleb would do anything for those he loves—including a fake engagement as a gift to his best friend’s dying mother. But after meeting Skye, he regrets the promise he made.

When Skye realizes she’s fallen for the groom, will she listen to her head . . . or her heart?

 

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Caleb stands and offers me his hand.“Dance with me?”

I hate to dance . . . almost as much as I hate to date. But this is, without a doubt, the most romantic thing that’s ever happened to me.

“Okay.”

Caleb’s eyes never leave mine as he leads me to the dance floor. Pulling me close, he drifts his hands up my arms and along my shoulders until I’m flush against him. I encircle his waist with my arms as we sway to the music.

Then the most amazing thing happens.

Caleb leans his forehead against mine and starts to sing.

And I melt. Absolutely, positively melt right there in his arms.

Correction. This is the most romantic thing that’s ever happened to me.

Caleb’s deep blue eyes burn with emotion as he sings softly to me. I don’t care that we probably look ridiculous and cheesy. I don’t care that the waitress will most likely slash my tires. I don’t care that he’s singing slightly off key. I don’t even care that my best friend is going to scream bloody murder when I tell her about this moment.

I don’t care about any of it, because I’m here.

With him.

It’s exciting.

It’s terrifying.

Suddenly too overwhelmed with everything, I close my eyes.

“Please look at me,” he whispers, and because I’m completely under his spell, I obey.

“Caleb, I . . .” my voice drifts off.

Everything’s just too intense. It’s too much. And I don’t know what to say.

“You feel it, too?”

The insecure girl in me wants to ask what he means, but the woman in me knows. Of course I feel it, and I have no idea how to answer him. I decide to go with the truth.

“I do.”

Author Bio
Sydney Logan writes heartfelt romances that feature strong heroines and the heroes who love them. In addition to her novels, she has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. Sydney holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and spends her days surrounded by kids and books. A native of East Tennessee, she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.
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My Favorite Things Giveaway – Jiffy Kate

Today in the My Favorite Things Giveaway, we hear from Jiffy Kate, co-authors of the Finding Focus Series and the new adult romance, The Other One.

15325284_935044613293669_1477430252168645487_oWhen asked to think of our favorite things related to Christmas, our minds immediately turn to family. What is Christmas without family and friends, right?

Like the characters in our books, we both value family more than anything. We also love the food, the decorating, the get-togethers, and of course making memories.

Oh, and Santa.

Who doesn’t love Santa?! 😉

We also love giving. The saying that it’s better to give than receive hits home with us. We both love paying it forward and spreading kindness 365 days a year, but especially during this time of year.

Kindness warms our souls.

If you’re looking for something to warm your soul, we think you should give our books a try!

All three of our books are set in the south. Who doesn’t love a good dose of sunshine and warmth during the winter months? We like to say they’re southern-fried fiction with heart and soul.

You can find them on Amazon and read them for free on Kindle Unlimited!

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My Favorite Things Giveaway – Lindsey Gray

Today in the my favorite things giveaway, we hear from Lindsey Gray, Contemporary Romance author of the Nerdy Girl Nation, Holiday Cure for the Cursed, and Not the Same Season!

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When it comes to Christmas there are so many things I love. I’d have to say my favorite thing about the holiday is the CHRISTMAS MOVIES! I am a movie junkie the rest of the year, but I can’t get enough of the holiday gems. I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you today.

 

Mixed Nuts (1994)

I love Steve Martin, but this movie has an all star cast to back him up. This movie centers around a suicide hotline located in a building going condo. Nothing is worse than getting evicted at Christmas, but the lengths these characters go to save their building and themselves is as hilarious as it is inspiring.
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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Chevy and Beverly lead another all star cast in this holiday staple. Clark just wants a big family Christmas, just once. But being a Griswold, nothing ever goes as planned. From huge Christmas trees, annoying neighbors, and a lighting display that can be seen from space, you have to fall in love with this dysfunctional family.
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White Christmas (1954)

Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye head to Vermont with two sisters and decide to do what they can to help their former military commander bring life back into a Ski Lodge without any snow.

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Elf (2003)

Any movie with Santa and his elves is aces in my book. Then this movie came along with the added humor of Will Farrell as Buddy and it is an instant classic! Buddy learns he wasn’t born at the North Pole. His real father lives in New York City so Buddy gathers his wits and travels to meet his dear old dad.
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Plus there are hundreds of Hallmark movies that my husband rolls his eyes over. LOL. I try to devour each and every one. They’ve inspired me to write my one holiday tales.

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About Lindsey Gray

lgbwLindsey Gray spends her days and most of her nights creating characters, over thinking everything, and trying to remember all the things on her massive to-do list. One thing that is always at the top of her list is writing something she hopes others will enjoy. Her journey into authordom began when her first novel was published in 2010. Through trials, tribulations, and learning how to work well with others in the author sandbox, she has found a joy she never thought she would know.

Her many lists also include mothering her two children, devoting time to her handsome hubby, formatting novels for other authors, and hosting her weekly radio show, Gray Matters, on TMV Cafe Internet Radio.

 

 

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