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After his sister’s death, businessman Marshall Hunter gains custody of his niece. Unused to children, Marshall struggles to connect with her. In an effort to make her more comfortable in her new home, he hires professional muralist Pace Barlow to personalize her room.

Pace is intrigued by his tiny client, and even more interested in her handsome uncle, but Pace isn’t certain he’s ready for the commitment of an instant family.

When Marshall decides to move for the sake of his niece, will he be able to keep his relationship with his young artist, or will he have to give up love to become a good father for a lonely little girl?

The love baked into an old-fashioned recipe might bring the two men together, but some things take more than magical cookies to fix.

Winners!

Here are the list of winners from the Birthday contests. I will have a few more to announce as soon as I hear back from the guest authors but here are the winners of Amber’s giveaways!

 

EBOOKS (Backlist or future ebook if you have them all!)

DORIS
SALLY HALLIDAY
KAYMTEE
LILLIANPARKINSON
SHAWNA WHITE
KYLIA
BLAINELEEHALL

$25 Amazon Gift Cards

MARIA ELLNER
TERRI CULVERWELL
AMY CAIN
LISAGUERTIN

$25 Amazon Gift Card and 3 Backlist ebooks

JUDY STONE

$10 Amazon Gift Card

DEJAMEW

$5 Amazon Gift Card

BOBBI TOPACIO

 

Winners please email Sheri at authoraccomplice@gmail.com and she will get your prizes out to you. Please email with the email you use to comment with on WordPress so she can match your name to your comments. 🙂

 

Welcome Birthday Guest KC Burn!

Happy Birthday Amber! Thanks for the invite to the party! I’m KC Burn and I’m stoked to be here again.

Memorable birthdays… I’ve sort of downplayed my birthday for years, so I really had to think about this one. When I was ten I met a couple of girls and I’m pretty sure we’ll be friends for life. I mean, it’s been over 35 years now, and I see no reason to change it up at this late date. Anyway, our birthdays are all in about a 3 week span of time, so once we were teens we more or less started celebrating together, which suited me fine. My hubby, whom I met when I was 19, has his birthday 6 days after mine, so we often celebrate together too, and my birthday tends to take more of a back seat. This past year we did 4 escape rooms in one day which was so much fun. But memorable? I don’t much do memorable birthday celebrations.

I mean… there was the time I had to travel for work on my birthday. Or that time I took an intensive self-editing course.

There was also the year I turned 18 when my mother lost her damned mind and rented plastic penguins for the lawn and arranged for a dude in a bear suit to sing happy birthday to me at work. Memorable, yes, but if you knew my mother… just too, too weird.

However, for our 40th birthday, my girlfriends and I took a long weekend and met up in Boston (I’d been living in the US for a few years at that point and they were both in Toronto). That was an awesome trip. We walked all over Boston, saw Boston Common, visited Harvard, went to museums, took a boat trip to Salem, and ate all the things including (unexpectedly) the best and biggest damn cannoli I’ve had in my life. It was such a good trip and in a couple years I’m hoping we’ll be doing a similar weekend for our 50th.

In honour of that birthday cannoli, let me know what’s your favourite birthday dessert and one random commenter will win a $10 Amazon gift card.

A Cowboy’s Christmas Luck blurb:
Jonah Beecham is a down on his luck cowboy, stuck in Vegas with no money, no job, no friends, and Christmas rapidly approaching. Although he’d been promised a job as a bullfighter, the job falls through, and he’ll be sleeping in his truck for Christmas. In a fit of desperation, he drops a coin in an old-fashioned slot machine and wins enough to put gas in his truck… plus a little something extra. Rather than press his luck, he decides to leave the casino, but the universe isn’t done with him yet.

Zach Evans is a television writer from Los Angeles who loves all things cowboy. He’s in Las Vegas to do some research at an end of year rodeo event. Too wary to approach any of the sexy cowboys he sees, he finally takes a chance when he bumps into Jonah.

Spending the next week in Zach’s bed might seem like Jonah’s luck has changed, but when Jonah realizes he’s falling for a man who lives in a city where none of his skills are employable, he’s got a choice to make. Fear of the unknown will cost him Zach, but accepting that the universe has more luck in store for him might be more than he can handle.

Available at Amazon.

About KC
KC Burn is a Canadian transplanted to California who writes happy-ever-afters about men loving men, whether they’re psychics, space travelers, aliens, professors, construction workers, cops, amateur sleuths… you name it, she’ll probably write it. She’s got a pair of black cats, aka muses/nuisances, and a supportive, understanding hubby.

Visit KC at her website: kcburn.com, on Twitter: @authorkcburn or on Facebook.

Welcome Birthday Guest V.L. Locey!

Hi everyone! I’m so tickled to be here to join in Amber’s November Blog Birthday Bash.

Aren’t birthdays just the best? We have so many important ones in our lives. That sweet sixteen, when we turn eighteen and then twenty-one. Many people feel that hitting thirty and/or forty are causes for celebration as well!

As someone who has seen all of the previously mentioned special days, I can say that they all were incredible in their own ways. I’d have to say that my most significant birthday was when I hit fifty.I really began to understand myself and my dreams when the big five-oh rolled around. It was then that I decided to try my hand at writing professionally and am I ever glad that I did!

My life has changed so much since I decided to give being an author a whirl. I’ve met so many wonderful people and been able to spin a few darn fine tales of romance along the way! I’m hoping to still be sitting here at my desk writing stories for many birthdays yet to come.

To win a copy of Coast to Coast, Arizona Raptors #1 tell me what your favorite childhood birthday gift was. One winner chosen randomly. Good luck!If you’d like to check out my latest release here’s a bit of info about it—

NOW IN KU and written with RJ ScottAcross the Pond (Arizona Raptors 2)
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The greatest journey isn’t from England to the States, it’s the one that two men take on the way to find each other.

Sebastian Brown is on a mission to rescue the Arizona Raptors and a vow he made to a friend in college. Either that or he’s on vacation. He’s not entirely sure that he’s made up his mind yet. Either way, traveling from England, to the arid desert of Arizona isn’t exactly a picnic, particularly with the doubts and worries he takes with him. He’s turned even the worst of companies around, but faced with the challenge of improving the reputation of a hockey team that everyone seems to hate, he knows his work is cut out for him.

Focus is key, but that is easier said than done when Seb is sent into a tailspin by the intriguing Alejandro. Seb’s entire marketing plan hinges on making Alex a poster boy for equality and fair play. But with Alex’s utter dedication to the game, and his dark secretive eyes, the gorgeous Alex is stubborn, opinionated, doesn’t want any part of being the team focus, and worst of all, doesn’t appear to like Seb at all. It takes everything that Seb has to keep his hands off of Alex, but things get out of hand and Seb’s life might never be the same again.

Alejandro Garcia has had to work hard to get where he’s at. Born to Mexican immigrants, his siblings and himself have never had it easy in this new country their parents dreamed of calling home. A native son of Arizona, Alex has always been the odd man out on the ice but he’s not going to let a stupid thing like his heritage get in the way of his dreams. He’s now a Raptor and he plans to put all that training and collegiate hockey experience to good use. Working hard comes naturally to him. It’s something his parents have instilled in him from the time he was a toddler. Being one of a handful of Latino hockey players makes him strive for success with even more determination. His first pro season has had some ups but a lot more downs, but Alex is one stubborn young man and failure is not an option.

As the Raptors struggle to rebuild not only their team but their core values, Alex finds himself drawn to one of the owner’s friends, a tall, lanky Brit with the face of an angel and an accent and attitude that bewitches and befuddles him. Sebastian is everything he thought he would never be attracted to but he can’t push the sexy, older, fun-loving man out of his thoughts. If ever there were a man he would not be able to take home to his parents – not that he can bring a man home since he is deeply closeted – it’s Sebastian, but desire knows no socioeconomic, age, or international borders. The heart wants what the heart wants and Alejandro’s wants Sebastian.

Welcome Birthday Guest Tara Lain!

The Birthday Where I Said, “Let’s Do”

Hi! I’m so happy to get to share Amber’s birthday! I hope it’s the best one yet. I’m Tara Lain and I write the Beautiful Boys of Romance. I’m especially excited because Amber invited me to come visit today, which is the release day for my new romance, LOVE AND LINGUISTICS.

This book asks the question, “What if Eliza was a guy and he fell in love with Henry?” Yep, this is my contemporary MM homage to My Fair Lady! But more about that in a minute.

Amber asked us all to share our very best birthday. This is hard for me because I’ve had some amazing birthdays. I’m a Libra and we believe in celebrating. My honey says I don’t have a birthday, I have a birthday season! So I’ve had amazing trips to see the New England fall colors, cruising through the Panama Canal, seeing Madame Butterfly and the Marriage of Figaro at the Met in New York and lots more, all in celebration of my birthday over the years. But when I think about it, I realize that my most amazing birthday was far more low-key.

Back thirty plus years ago, I met this guy. Well, actually I’d known him for a few years as part of a yoga center we both belonged to. Both of us had been married briefly and neither of us planned to do it again. Then in August we ended up sitting across from each other at a group dinner in LA when a bunch of us were going to see a play. We chatted. I knew he was an architect and had always thought he was handsome, but at dinner he admired my new hairdo, the first personal thing either of us had ever said to each other.

A few weeks later, the woman I worked with in an ad/PR agency decided to buy a small building for our company and was wondering if the one she had in mind could be built-out the way she wanted it. I told her I knew an architect who might be able to help, and called this handsome guy. He came over to see the building and I showed him around. We joke that the walls went away and someone started singing “Some Enchanted Evening” in the background. We discovered that the next weekend we were both volunteering to work at a retreat site our yoga center owned and we decided to go together. That was the beginning –of meeting each other’s families, sharing hopes and dreams, having dates and fun.

On October 9th, less than two months later, we went to his favorite beach in Laguna. He bought me a cute bikini for my birthday since he said all my bathing suits were dowdy. We played in the water and sat on the sand. At the end of the day, we looked at each other and said, “Well, shall we do it? Shall we get married?”

We decided yes, called a few friends, and two months later, on Dec 5th, we had a wedding near the ocean for about 400 of our closest friends. LOL.

That was 38 years ago on my wedding anniversary, which is 9 days from now. My honey and I have had many wild anniversaries since then, including the one where I hobbled out of the hospital after cancer surgery ten years ago. We’ve also had many amazing birthdays, but none was as much of a to do as the one where we said, “Let’s do” and I got the best birthday present of my life that has kept giving every day since.

Now, about that new release. Below is an excerpt from LOVE AND LINGUISTICS plus a link to a Rafflecopter where you can enter to win an Amazon GC.

Just for Amber’s pals, I’ll give one winner chosen at random your choice of an audiobook code (US only) or an ebook of RETURN OF THE CHAUFFEUR’s SON, the first book in my Movie Magic Romances and my homage to Sabrina. Just leave me a comment below. (If you have both the ebook and audiobook, enter anyway and we’ll work something out!)

I hope you love LOVE AND LINGUISTICS.

Thank you again, Amber and HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY!

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In his neighborhood, El Martin stands out, and that can be life threatening. Against the odds, he’s managed to graduate high school and then master IT. Now he’s desperate to get a good job to free his drunken dad and himself from the control of gang leader M2 and the drugs he sells. But with his piercings and his slang-ridden speech, El looks and sounds like a Bronx gangbanger, and potential employers won’t give him a second look. So when El hears about Henry Fairhaven, PhD, linguistics researcher and wealthy New York socialite, El takes his life in his hands to escape from M2 and ends up sleeping in the stairwell at Henry’s building, hoping to learn how to speak.

To Henry, who wants to prove himself as a scholar and not merely a rich dilettante, El isn’t only the most beautiful man he’s ever seen—he’s also the key to getting a paper published on Henry’s ground-breaking linguistics methods before a competitor beats him to the punch. But Henry doesn’t tell El the truth, and El thinks Henry’s helping him because he cares.

El’s dreams collide with Henry’s ambitions at the elegant Met Gala, where El captivates a prince of Silicon Valley. But the real collision comes when M2 tracks El down and Henry has to choose between the validation he craves and a future with the man he’s come to love.

Intro Line / Tag Line: What if Eliza was a guy – and then he met Henry?

Release Date: November 26, 2019

Excerpt of Chapter 1: https://taralain.com/books/movie-magic-romances/love-and-linguistics/