21 Authors Giving away their books in celebration of Valentine’s Day

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Hilary Grossman, author of Dangled Carat, has done it again. She’s put together another book giveaway. This time 21 authors signed up. Which means all of you have a chance to win books! Please head over to Hilary’s blog to enter as many as you want. Seriously, there are some amazing books up for grabs. Now here’s Hilary to introduce the giveaway and all the books:

It’s that time of year again… Love is in the air… Actually, in most places, frigid temperatures are in the air.  It seems even the places that should be warm are cold…  I don’t know about you, but all I want to do is curl up under the covers with a good  romance book.  So what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than have a giveaway?   And what a giveaway!   21 authors and I have teamed up together…. #XOXO14 

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HERE ARE THE BOOKS!

Book Name: DANGLED CARAT
Author Name: HILARY GROSSMAN
#pages: 281

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Hilary had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc. They had a great relationship—why rush into things? But after four years together, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn’t ready—and their friends’ meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year’s Eve that brought their relationship to a turning point.

In this relatable, playful memoir, Hilary reminisces about her life before Marc—from the awkward teenage years to her early relationships and, finally, to the day she met Marc and realized that she really wanted to see him again. Through the ease of their early time together up until that fateful New Year’s Eve, Hilary shares the details and considers how Marc’s inability to commit led her to find an inner strength and confidence she didn’t know she possessed.

For anyone who has ever dated a commitment-phobe, who has found their patience wearing thin, or who has sat around wondering if he is ever going to pop the question while trying to remain the picture of patience and grace, Hilary’s humorous and honest story will hit home.

Available on Amazon, Ebook $2.99, paperback $9.43

Book Name: OUT TO LUNCH
Author Name: STACEY BALLIS
#pages 417

out to lunchJenna has lost her best friend.
With Aimee gone so tragically young, Jenna barely knows where to turn. Aimee was the one who always knew what to do—not to mention what to wear. The two built a catering company together and had so much in common—well, except their taste in men. Jenna never understood what the successful, sophisticated Aimee saw in Wayne, with his Star Wars obsession and harebrained business schemes.

And gained her best friend’s husband…
But Aimee has left a shocking last request: Jenna now has financial custody of the not-so-merry widower. True, Wayne needs someone sensible around to keep him under control, but what was her dear departed friend thinking?

The thing is, as she gets to know Wayne better, his latest moneymaking idea actually starts to intrigue her. Her attractive new lawyer boyfriend doesn’t approve of it—but then, Wayne doesn’t approve of her attractive new lawyer boyfriend. Now Jenna has to figure out what direction her life is going to take next. And she can’t help asking herself: What would Aimee do?

Available on AmazonBarnes & Noble Kobo Ebook $7.99, Paperback $10.74
Book Name: A WOMAN LOST
Author Name: T.B. MARKINSON
# pages 241

womanlostElizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees.

Even though Lizzie insists her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her?

Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie.

Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets?

Available AmazonAmazon UK ebook: $2.99, Paperback $8.99

Book Name: CHASE
Author Name: JILL KNAPP-ZITRON
#pages 205
ChaseThe question that 23-year old Amalia Hastings wants the answer to is: What happens to men when they move to Manhattan? Life in the city gives Amalia a ride she is not expecting. As she tries to find her way on the little island that never sleeps, she discovers she has a harder time navigating through life then she does the streets of Greenwich Village and finds herself truly lost in the complex world of men, graduate school, money, family, and friendship. She thought she had everything she wanted – a new apartment in Manhattan, a first-rate education at NYU, a group of trusted friends and Nicholas, a boyfriend who she once believed was her soul-mate. But somehow, it isn’t enough. Stumbling through her relationships, Amalia encounters Michael. An attractive classmate who quickly moves from being one of her close friends, to an inconsistent friend-with-benefits. After all, the only thing consistent about New York is its beauty. After getting terribly lost searching for love in all the wrong places, Amalia finds herself torn between the possibility of a relationship, and an adventure she’s been planning all along. She eventually realizes that solely chasing love closes her off to all of the other good things life has to offer. Now she must decide – what is worth the chase? Chase is the debut novel from author Jill Knapp-Zitron and the first in the Chase series of novels
Available AmazonBarnes & Noble ebook $7.99, paperback $14.99
Book Name: THE GUARDIAN
Author Name: SARA MACK
#pages 326

Guardian final_coverTrue love never dies. Emma Donohue begs to differ.

When a late night accident claims the love of her life, Emma secludes herself in memories of James.  In his sandy brown hair and clear blue eyes.  In their innocent first kiss and declarations of love.  In their plans for a life together after college.  But happy dreams can’t rid her of the guilt she carries.  She can’t erase her actions the night he died.  She can’t erase her reaction at his funeral.  And she can’t erase the hollow void that fills her chest and consumes her heart.

The first time Emma hears James’ voice, she’s astounded.  It sounds as if he’s standing right beside her, and she fears her shattered heart is trying to drive her mad.  But, as she continues to hear the voice, she finds comfort in it.  With the help of her best friend Shel and handsome newcomer Dane, she tries to move forward and start living again.

Until the voice in her head turns out to be more.  So much more.

You know what they say.True love never dies.

Available AmazonBarnes & Noble Ebook $0.99, paperback $9.99

Book Name: GOOD INTENTIONS
Author Name: KATHRYN R. BIEL
#pages 307

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Maggie Miller is about to start her life in Boston. She’s done with grad school and has a good job as a pediatric physical therapist. Maggie sees herself as plain and ordinary, nothing remarkable. She doesn’t see that surviving a horrific car accident that killed her mother and brother as anything special. She’s had bad taste in men and is jaded, and has decided to lay low while she focuses on her career. Matt Slavin is Maggie’s best friend from college. He has an atrocious girlfriend, who hates Maggie for no reason. But he also has this good friend from home. Ryan Milan is a drop-dead gorgeous young attorney who, despite significant reservations, has relocated to Boston to start his career as a prosecutor. He is good at reading the people he’s prosecuting, but cannot read women. Maggie and Ryan dance around each other, never sure of where the other stands. After months of push and pull, they finally realize that the other is actually interested. After finally getting together, they are pulled apart by Ryan’s family tragedy, and he is unable to return to Maggie. Just when Maggie thinks she does not have the strength to rebuild again, she finds she no longer has that choice. And when they’re finally reunited seven years later, Maggie’s life is barely recognizable…

Available on Amazon Barnes & NobleKobo & Smashwords Ebook $2.99, Paperback $12.99

Book Name: DROWNED SORROW
Author Name: VANESSA MORGAN
#pages 191

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Megan Blackwood has just lost her son in an accident. Now she has come to Moonlight Creek with her teenage daughter, Jenna, hoping that a change of scenery might help to put their lives back together. But something odd is happening in Moonlight Creek. When rain falls over the village, its inhabitants commit grisly murders, leaving the village deserted again with the first rays of sunshine. Beneath the lake’s surface, something watches… and waits… Waits to reveal a tragic past drowned in mystery and fear. One that doesn’t bode well for visitors. By the time Megan realizes that her daughter’s life is in danger, it might already be too late.

Available Amazon Ebook $3.89

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Book Name: UNBREAKABLE
Author Name: JOANN LEE
Genre: lesbian romance, #pages 251
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Sequel to Broken Star

After finding happiness, Lynn Feoras was convinced life with Alexis and Calista would be perfect. But when she and Alexis begin the tedious journey of expanding their family, she soon comes to learn that money doesn’t buy everything.

In the midst of doctor’s visits, a move to New York, and a whirlwind tour, life remains chaotic for the Feoras family. New friends emerge, old ones return, and an unexpected reappearance of someone from Lynn’s past leaves her questioning her ability to be a parent.

Will Lynn and Alexis be able to overcome the obstacles placed before them? Will their relationship crumble under the strain or will they come out on top, stronger than before?

Available Amazon $6.99
Title: MURDER IN MOSCOW
Author Name: STORM CHASE
#pages 222
Murder in Moscow By Storm Chase
When burned out ex-copper Cassidy Stone moves to Moscow, a favour for a friend leads her into a lethal ambush, and into the orbit of Dmitri Milyukov, a fun loving millionaire. Cassidy slowly learns to love again – until she stumbles on proof that Dmitri is a Red Mafia agent bent on robbing her employer. Worse, there is a gruesome murder, and everyone is convinced Cassidy is the killer…

.Available Amazon & Smashwords Ebook $3.99

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Tittle: THE BAD GIRL’S CLUB
Author: Kathryn O’Halloran
Chick Lit 240 pages

kathrynohalloran_badgirlsclub_ebook_finalThe Bad Girls’ Club: it’s about sex, it’s about dares, but most of all, it’s about friendship!

Imogen, Juliette and Beth have had a gutful of the manipulative Poppy so, when they are seated together at her wedding, their resentment not only unites them but pushes them into a risqué prank

Their problems go much deeper though. Imogen has major body issues and a lousy track record with men, Juliette is stuck in a dead-end relationship with her dead beat boyfriend and Beth is so busy trying to impress everyone else, she’s got no idea what she really wants.

It’s time to take drastic action.  It’s time to rebel.  It’s time to become Bad Girls.

They band together to form the Bad Girls Club and, through a series of brazen dares, push the limits of their sexuality.

But are the girls ready to finally take the final leap that will have them branded as bad girls for real? To save the club, and each other, they each have to publicly acknowledge their darkest secrets.

Join the bad girls in this steamy yet snort-laughingly funny chick lit adventure.

Available Amazon Ebook $3.54

Title – BAD BOY ROCK STAR
Author – CANDY J STARR
196 pages
bad boy rock starHannah Sorrento never planned to be a band manager. She’s a princess and the toughest obstacle she’s had in life is finding shoes to match her outfit.Then her father disappears leaves her with only the money in her purse and a management contract for hot, indie band, STORM. She plans to sell the contract, one way or another, then pack up her designer wardrobe and head back to law school.But lead singer, Jack Colt, has other ideas. She’s never met a man like him before. His raw sexuality messes with her head and her heart… and a lot of other body parts too.With the help of crazy rock chick, Angie, Hannah sets the band on their first steps to the big time and learns to survive on her own.But this isn’t some game – soon the threat that Hannah fears most becomes reality.
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Jack Colt – he’s arrogant and infuriating but he’s the one that’s there for Hannah when her world comes crashing down. With secrets of his own, will Jack Colt save Hannah or destroy her?

Bad Boy Rock Star is book 1 in this series.

Available:Amazon Ebook $3.50

Book Name: THE UNICORN’S DAUGHTER
Author Name: NORMA BEISHIR
Genre:Thriller #pages 353
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Codename: Unicorn. Jaime Lynde adored her father. She was devastated when she was told he was dead–but she refused to believe he was a traitor to his country. Her determination to prove his innocence sent her on a journey from Washington DC to Paris to Libya and put her on a collision course with a double agent in Tripoli at the time of the 1986 air strike…
Available AmazonSmashwordsBarnes & Noble price $2.99
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Book Name: “NO LONGER A BRIDESMAID!”
Author Name: TERRY CATO
Genre: memoir #pages 166
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For years, Terry Cato was always the bridesmaid, but never the bride. In this poignant memoir, this first-time author tells the story of her seven years of preparation, finally becoming a Lady-in-Waiting (engaged) and then a bride. During her years of being single, Terry observed seven personality types–her own included–that can get in the way of progress toward the altar. In this book, learn: The seven types of single women and how they could be harming their chances of getting married; why dating is just practicing for divorce; how to deal with and heal old emotional wounds; the seven steps the author used to successfully prepare for her husband; how to live a happy, celibate life as you prepare for your husband and more.
Ebook $2.99, Print $9.86
Book Name: OUT OF THE BOX AWAKENING
Author Name:JENNIFER THERIOT
Genre: Romance
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Olivia is a good woman, a good mother, a good wife. She’s got it made. She doesn’t want anything to change. Of course, it does…Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Soon everything she thought she knew about herself and her life will be challenged. She has only courage, love, and her passion for music to carry her through the maelstrom—or draw her further in.

Ash is the man who has everything—everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime. His only peace lies in the sweet flow of music pouring from his guitar.

What happens when the married woman and the sexy handsome widower are thrown together by fate?

Out of the Box Awakening is a story of shared passion and shared joy. Jennifer Theriot has written a compelling book about what happens when two people find new life and new love for themselves and for those around them.

Available Amazon Barnes & Noble Smashwords & Ibook  Ebook $2.99, paperback $8.02
Book Title: EARLY ONE MORNING
Author name: AUBREE LANE
#pages 312

 early one morning1 redoneHe was the dark haired deity with a salacious smile… he was the one the girls gossiped and giggled about for months… 2,600 miles away Terence Javier didn’t have a clue his high school yearbook was being passed around an all girl choir and that he had been voted, as the more experienced girl put it, the one she would ‘most likely do.’

Thirteen years later Marissa Crandall while on a romantic island vacation, celebrating her ten year wedding anniversary, is shocked and surprised to find their dive master was none other than her old high school crush. Seeing the chance to fulfill a dream, Marissa sets out to kiss Terence.

Stuck in San Diego dealing with unreasonable clients and babysitting Marissa’s kids, a jealous Annie Harper catches the red-eye out of LAX wanting to intercept Terence and foil her best friend’s plans. This envious act uncovers a scandalous affair and in that one pivotal moment none of their lives would ever be the same.

Available AmazonBarnes & NobleSmashwords Ebook $2.99, print $7.78
Book Name: Minutes Before Sunset (book 1 of The Timely Death Trilogy)
Author Name: Shannon A. Thompson
#pages 287
MBS_CoverTwo destinies. One death.
“Her kiss could kill us, and my consent signed our death certificates…”

Eric has less than a year left before his fated battle when he meets her. She’s a shade like him, but separated from the Dark – and with more power than she should have. And he can’t stay away.Jessica is new to town and desperate to figure out who, or what, her birth parents were. But she can’t find them without overcoming Eric, and she won’t let him stop her.

Minutes Before Sunset happens through the minds of two young adults as they struggle to survive their paranormal realities and find balance in their human lives.

Available AmazonBarnes & Noble,  Ebook $3.89, Print $12.79
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Book Name: The 13th Floor Complete Collection
Author Name: Christine Rains
# of pages  439
Backstairs - 5 - in an apartment building.Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn’t exist.Six novellas telling their tales.A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can’t find.
A banshee falls in love with someone whose death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.
Available:Amazon Ebook $4.99
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Book Title: UNFORGETTABLE KISS
Author: Angela Ford
#Pages 112
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Meghan Eden swore she would never love again. The tragic death of her son, at the hands of her husband, destroyed her emotionally. She believed her successful Spa would fulfill her life until a business seminar takes her to a golf resort in Arizona.

Meghan’s love of golf gets her paired up with a man she doesn’t know. The rest of the world does. Eric Nolan is the most sought after actor in Hollywood and the most eligible bachelor in the hearts of many women. Eric draws out hidden desires Meghan never imagined and leaves an unforgettable kiss etched in her memory. One kiss from Eric leaves her questioning her decision to never love again. An emotional struggle to love again cannot stop the passion that unravels. But perhaps Meghan’s ex can. Released on early parole without her knowledge, he’s had the time to develop an obsession. Will Eric be able to keep her safe

Available:Amazon, Ebook $2.99 (but sales prices – February 7th – 10th $0.99, Feb 10th-13th $1.99)
Book Title: THIRTY-TWO GOING ON SPINSTER
Author: Becky Monson
#pages 347
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Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her career, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.
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With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.
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But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?
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Available AmazonKoboBarnes & Noble $2.99 (ebook) $10.28 (paperback)
Book Name: CLOAKED IN FUR
Author Name: T.F. WALSH
#Pages 234
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As a moonwulf, Daciana never expected to fall in love with a human. Hell, she never imagined that she’d abandon her pack, endanger everyone around her, and break the worst rule possible. But she did.
A rogue werewolf is killing Daciana’s friends, and she sets on capturing the creature. She’ll do whatever it takes to stop the beast. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which is endangering the pack’s secret existence. But when the pack alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death.
Available: Amazon,Barnes & NobleAll Romance, ItunesKoboSony Reader – $3.50 but $1.99 for Feb (Amazon US)
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Book Title: AFTER WIMBLEDON
Author Name:JENNIFER GILBY ROBERTS
#pages 264

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After 12 years on the pro. tennis tour and four years with her sort-of boyfriend, Lucy Bennett has had enough.  She wants real life… and real love.

Her life, her decision.  Right?  Well, no one else seems to think so.  With opinions on all sides, Lucy’s head is spinning.  And she’s stumbling right into the arms of long-term crush and fellow player Sam.  Shame her boyfriend – his arch-rival – would sooner smash a racquet over their heads than agree to a simple change of partners.

As the Wimbledon Championships play out, Lucy fights for her life on and off the courts.  The question is: what will she be left with after Wimbledon?

Available Amazon $0.99 (but not for long)

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American living in England. When she isn’t writing, she’s traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs, or reading. Not necessarily in that order.
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28 Responses to 21 Authors Giving away their books in celebration of Valentine’s Day

  1. Wow! What a great list! This reminds me of my dream…to take a year off work and just read on a quiet beach.

  2. Heading on over to the contest :).

  3. KimberlyAfe says:

    Wow, that looks like a lot of great books! I’m with Jill, I wish I could take a year off work and just READ. 🙂

  4. Wow, my eyes are bugging out. I love looking at a vast array of books.

  5. T.F.Walsh says:

    Awesome contest… so excited to be part of it:) Thank you.

  6. Wow, what an awesome opportunity! Thanks for letting us know. Heading over there now! Hope your week is going well, my friend!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

  7. benzeknees says:

    I was lucky enough to win a couple of books in the last give away & I would be reading them right now except for commitments to review 3 other books. Great giveaway!

  8. benzeknees says:

    Reblogged this on benzeknees and commented:
    Great giveaway at Feeling Beachie’s blog in time for Valentine’s Day. Go visit now!

  9. The Hook says:

    What a cool idea!
    Great work, folks!

  10. What a cool giveaway–thanks for taking the time to share each book here. Very cool of you!

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