THE MOVIE STAR'S RED HOT HOLIDAY FLING #ModernRomance #Empowering #Sexy #FREE

Recently, a Washington Post interview pulled a quote from Hillary Rodham Clinton that painted romance novels in an unflattering light. And given the #metoo #enough movements along with the recent sexual misconduct allegations against many men in power, I feel that it's important to address this topic. I'm a romance author. Before I became a romance writer, I was a huge fan of romance novels. They gave me hope and a belief that I could achieve anything I set my heart on doing and that I deserved to be treated with dignity and respect by my life partner. 

I met my real life hero a long time ago. He isn't perfect. Neither am I. But we are strong together and we support each other through good times and bad. He is why I believe in love even with all the bumps in the road and having to come back to the table a few times to reset our commitment to each other. 

A lot has changed in the romance industry since I started reading and writing these novels. One thing I know about my own books is my heroes are honorable alpha males. Why? Because they don't believe in coercing a woman to do anything she is not comfortable doing even though they are physically attracted to them. And they often hold back because they don't want to take advantage of the heroines' vulnerability. They want the heroine to find a man she deserves and he mistakenly believes he can't be that man. Together, they learn they deserve each other. And certainly, that is the case in THE MOVE STAR'S RED HOT HOLIDAY FLING

Blake Johnston, AKA Hollywood Hottie and Action Hero Quinn Sawyer knows Jessie Sullivan is wounded inside and out. So when her mother asks him to help her prepare for her grueling fire academy's application, he agrees. When he first meets Jessie, he's attracted to her. But he's not going to act on that attraction because he knows he's leaving in a few weeks and he doesn't want to hurt her. But surprise--Jessie's attracted to him too. And when the first kiss happens, it is at HER request, not because he pushed himself on her. That is an honorable, good man who also happens to be sexy, hot, and delicious. 

Here's a sneak peek from THE MOVIE STAR'S RED HOT HOLIDAY FLING

Jessie was special. She deserved someone who wouldn’t leave her behind. All he could offer her was a temporary fling. And he refused to engage in a shallow holiday affair no matter how much his hormones said to pull the trigger and go for it...

Later, after Jessie confesses what's bottling up inside her heart, she says...“I’m tired of doctors and hospitals and well-meaning, encouraging words. I don’t want to be treated like a specimen in a petri dish. I don’t want people poking and probing and prodding me anymore. I want...” She closed her eyes and two rebel tears traveled down her cheek, dampening his fingers.

The rustling of the trees, the heat of the sun on his back, and the mountains in the distance evaporated. There was only this time. This space. And this woman standing before him with the strength of a warrior, but with her heart vulnerable and exposed and anticipating.

“What do you want?” he asked.

She opened her beautiful gray-blue eyes and tears glistened on her black-as-night lashes. “I want someone to hold me,” she said. “Not because I’m wounded. Not because I’m alive. But because I’m me.”

Something shifted inside Blake.A fierce desire to protect Jessie, to offer her more than the comfort of his arms around her, rushed through him. He fought to suppress the force of his attraction and contain the forbidden, emerging emotions.

This proud, obstinate, and fiery woman deserved a worthy man. It wasn’t him.

With his life at a crossroads, he couldn’t offer her more than a brief escape. But damn it all to hell, he couldn’t deny her, or himself, any longer. Not when she’d flayed her soul.

His heart punched him in the solar plexus. She’d called him a hero. Though he was wrong for her, and he shouldn’t act on his attraction, Blake wanted to be the man who lived up to her expectations. At least for now.

He pulled her to him, wrapped his arms around her shoulders. “I’ve got you, Jessie.” Blake kissed the top of her head, inhaled her unique scent, felt the spasm of sorrow travel through her slender frame.

Her arms coiled around his waist. “Don’t let go.”

The sound of her soft keening, the desperation of her grip on him, undid him. “I won’t.” He tilted her face upward and swiped the tears from her cheeks. Her chin wobbled, and her breath misted the air between them.
 

Time slowed. He heard every rough beat of his heart, felt the fire building in his groin, and the desire he’d banked roared to life. “I couldn’t stop even if I tried.” He lowered his lips to touch hers and tasted the salt of her sorrow.

Blake is a real hero. And he's perfect for Jessie. And she's the perfect woman for him. They'll get their happily ever after ... and you can read their story for FREE. Get your copy from one of these fine online booksellers TODAY!!

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THE MOVIE STAR'S RED HOT HOLIDAY FLING is FEATURED as a SPOTLIGHT BOOK on ENTANGLED PUBLISHING's website,  December 12, 2017. Check it out and all the other fabulous FREE holiday books available this month from ENTANGLED PUBLISHING! 

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Holiday Readers' Extravaganza #BOOKBEFOREBAGS #GIVEAWAYS #ROMANCE

Hello Holiday Readers!

Wow, Thanksgiving is over and my belly is still full. Now I need to spend extra time at the gym to work off all these delicious calories so I can make room for more!! I'm super excited because the next four weeks will be jampacked with fun, books, giveaways and more. And it's all for YOU!! My fabulous readers... I can't wait to share every new opportunity you''ll have to make your days a little brighter during this season. First, there's still time to enter for a chance to win my Surprise December Giveaway Prize Pack of swag and goodies from me and my author friends. This is an exclusive newsletter subscriber prize package. Just fill in the Google doc and find out if you're the lucky winner next week! 

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BOOKS BEFORE BAGS
Cheap Reads & 3 Prizes!!!

We all know this time of year is notorious for overstuffed trunks and getting elbow checked in the parking lot. Keep it calm and stay home with a book! Steamy Book Bargains has over 30 free to $2.99 to keep you entertained over your holiday weekend! My story REFORMING THE HEARTBREAKER is available in this package of awesome books for ONLY 99 Pennies!!


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HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY!!

I'm still running this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Chasing Christmas Eve: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel (Kindle Edition) by one of my favorite authors--Jill Shalvis. What a fun way to get into the Christmas Spirit!! You can enter for your chance to win one of 4 e-books on Amazon. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Dec 19, 2017 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules and hope you win one of these books! 

Notes from the Writer's Chair

There is soooo much happening right now, I'm dizzy. My first story in my new series is almost finished, I'm brainstorming the second book in my Kindle World series along with a "secret project" I'll tell you more about in the new year. I'm also participating in a lot of fun Entangled Publishing parties and blog posts to celebrate a FREE BOOK from my SWEETBRIAR SPRINGS' series. THE MOVIE STAR'S RED HOT HOLIDAY FLING will be free from NOW until January 8, 2018, from all your favorite online booksellers. Still haven't got a copy of this sexy novella? Now's your chance to get it for FREE!! 

My next release is in January. That'll mark my 10TH published book!! A big milestone! I'm sending out the ARC sign up forms in December for my very first bodyguard story FALLING FOR HER BODYGUARD. I can't wait for you to read Ethan and Delaney's love story! The cover reveal will be next month! Woohoo!! 

As always, I hope you are all well and that you are enjoying your family and friends. I want to continue spreading joy and sprinkling good cheer every day from now until the New Year. 

Meanwhile, you can check out all my current releases on the following sites:

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Christine

Notes from Christine's Writing Chair, #Romance #Giveaways

Holiday Shenanigans are Here!

Wow, we're gearing up to celebrate Thanksgiving in my house. It's been a whirlwind of activity--shopping for yummy food, enjoying our daughter's visit through the holiday, and decorating the house for Christmas. I love this time of year. Giving gifts and making people happy makes me happy too! I've started a brand new EXCLUSIVE GIVEAWAY Monthly Prize Package for MY NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS I've already sent the Thanksgiving Surprise Giveaway package to my lucky newsletter subscriber. And entries are filling up for the Surprise December Giveaway Prize Pack of swag and goodies from me and my author friends. There's still time for you to enter for a chance to win this exclusive newsletter subscriber prize package. Just join my NEWSLETTER TODAY to enter your information in my Google Doc online. 

ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!!

See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Chasing Christmas Eve: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel (Kindle Edition) by one of my favorite authors--Jill Shalvis. You can enter for your chance to win one of 4 e-books on Amazon. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends the earlier of Dec 19, 2017 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules and hope you win one of these books! 

Notes from the Writer's Chair

I hope all my American readers have a fabulous Thanksgiving feast. I know I've got plenty of good food planned for the big eating day. And one of my favorite recipes, Pumpkin Dip will be featured in Entangled Publishing's blog in December. So I'll be sure to share that with you when it's live. I've been busy writing my new story for the next series, revising another tory, and I've got another release coming out in January. I'll send out ARC sign up forms in December for my very first bodyguard story FALLING FOR HER BODYGUARD. I can't wait for you to read Ethan and Delaney's love story! The cover reveal will be next month! Woohoo!! 

As always, I hope you are all well and that you are enjoying your family and friends. I can't wait to see who wins next month's prizes!! 

You can check out all my current releases on the following sites:

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Christine
 

Notes from Christine's Writing Chair

Notes from the Writer's Chair #Prizes #Giveaways #Free #Book

Well, November is shaping up very nicely. I've got a great new story to work on, a wonderful trip planned to connect with two writing friends and work hard on getting this first draft finished. The Physicist and I are looking forward to a visit from the Career Girl for Thanksgiving. And finally, I've got a release coming out in January. I'll send out ARC sign up forms in December via my Street Team and my Newsletter. Woohoo!! 

My newsletter subscribers are automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card every month! That's right Every MONTH! You can subscribe to my newsletter here:

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CHECK OUT this  #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: Breaking Up with Barrett: The English Brothers #1 (The Blueberry Lane Series - The English Brothers) (Kindle Edition) by one of my favorite authors, Kate Regnery.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends Nov 19, 2017 11:59 PM PST, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules.

I hope you are all well and that you are enjoying your family and friends. I can't wait to see who wins next month's prizes!! You can check out all my current releases on the following sites:

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THE MAVERICK'S RED HOT REUNION October #Book #Fair & #Giveaway!!

ROMANCE Ebook Giveaway!!

I'm doing something super fun and giving away one of my favorite author's ebooks on Amazon!! Kate Regnery writes awesome billionaire romances that feature amazing alpha heroes and determined heroines!! You can enter for a chance to win your copy of your new e-book today!! Prize: Breaking Up with Barrett: The English Brothers #1 (The Blueberry Lane Series - The English Brothers) (Kindle Edition)

Romance Book Giveaway!

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 11/19/17 11:59 PM, or when all prizes are claimed. See Official Rules." The official rules for Amazon Giveaway can be found at https://giveaway.amazon.com/rules or a shortened link at https://amzn.to/GArules.

 

 

OCTOBER BOOK FAIR!! I've got a 2.99 book THE MAVERICK'S RED HOT REUNION in this amazing book fair along with LOTS of other fantastic authors. You can get great deals from until after the Witching Hour on October 31st!! Join in the fun and get your .99-2.99 deal today!  Get Your Deal TODAY!! 

OCTOBER BOOK FAIR!!

I've got a 2.99 book THE MAVERICK'S RED HOT REUNION in this amazing book fair along with LOTS of other fantastic authors. You can get great deals from until after the Witching Hour on October 31st!! Join in the fun and get your .99-2.99 deal today! 

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Notes from the Writer's Chair

I just got back from a fantastic trip to Washington, D.C. where the Physicist and I visited good friends, toured the city, and ate bunches of yummy food. I also wrote while I was on the flights whenever I could so I can finish the first book in my new series by the end of November. Whew. I'll be sending out ARC request forms in a few weeks for THE BROTHERHOOD PROTECTOR's Kindle World novella FALLING FOR HER BODYGUARD. And I have a surprise to share with you in November about a special holiday sale for one of my first releases... stay tuned!! 

You can check out all my current releases on the following sites:

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I hope you enjoy all the super ways to get new books and more!!

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Christine

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An Exciting New Adventure as an Editor!

★•**•★Surprise Announcement★•**•★

I’m thrilled to announce that Carmen Falcone and I have joined forces to provide editorial services with a unique twist. We specialize in deep content editing of romance fiction. We started this business because we know how frustrating it can be to find reliable freelance editors who maintain your voice while transforming a good story into a memorable one.

We also believe two heads think better than one. That’s why our commitment to you is to have every manuscript we read evaluated by the two of us. For an affordable rate, you get two fresh perspectives on your work and we ensure high quality.

We offer two unique perspectives that incorporate content editing, story development, characterization, checking emotional turning points, problem-solving, conflict, and plot evolution.

This will be included internally in the packages through track changes in word documents and an editorial letter.

Specializing in Romance Fiction*

  • Contemporary Romance/Short & Long
  • Erotic
  • Romantic Suspense
  • Paranormal
  • Historical
  • Sci-Fi
  • Fantasy

 

Package One:

One Pass/Two Editors–.005 per word

Package Two:

Two Passes/Two Editors–.007 per word

*We do not accept manuscripts with rape, incest, or bestiality themes.

For more information check out our website: Bootcamp Edits.

You can also visit our Facebook Page and give us a like here: Bootcamp Edits Facebook Page

Here's a little more about our backgrounds in the romance industry:

I have over 12 years experience in the romance publishing industry as an award winning writer, content/story critique editor, workshop presenter and as a multi-published author in contemporary romance. As an editor, I'll offer constructive advice and suggestions for developing strong emotional turning points, three-dimensional characters, and overall story development. 

Carmen Falcone is a multi-published author, translator, and editor. Ever since she achieved a certificate in Translation from New York University in 2010, editing and revising has been part of her daily life. RT Book Reviews called her debut romance “sexy, thrilling and suspenseful” that made readers “dizzy with anticipation to rush to the end.” USA Today bestselling author Amy Andrews said her writing style has a “trademark wit and sizzle”. She writes contemporary, erotic and romantic suspense. As an editor, Carmen is invested in helping the writer publish a page-turning, exciting read that will keep readers coming for more. When she’s not writing or editing, she’s online shopping, meeting friends for lunch and spending time with her husband and two kids.

I'll always put my own writing first, but over the years I've been encouraged multiple times to pursue a side career in editing deep content. Thanks to Carmen's support, I finally have decided to take the plunge. In addition to adding romance novel editor to my list of things to do, you'll be seeing more blogs about motivation, determination, and general writing information. If you'd like to know how I managed to put myself in the chair every day BEFORE I got published, you can read all about my journey in my book DIGGING OUT OF DISTRACTION from Amazon. 

RWA: Benefits of Membership for All Serious Romance Writers (VOTE)

I wrote my first complete romance novel in 2005 back when I really didn't know anything about anything. I didn't even know Romance Writers of America existed. After I finished my story, I sent it to two friends who were avid romance readers for feedback. If they had hated my story, I might not have continued writing. Good thing they loved it. Encouraged, I submitted synopsis and query about my story to one of the sub genre's famous publishing houses. A full was requested & subsequently rejected by a very nice editor who told me I had potential and to join the Romance Writers of America to hone that potential. 

I joined RWA in 2005. At that time, I eagerly devoured the RWR--Romance Readers' Report. I started entering contests for feedback (back before electronic entries existed), I found two other romance writers, unpublished, and we banded together as a critique group. I found a local chapter and joined. I moved, joined other chapters in my new state as well as in Georgia. I continued to learn my craft by attending workshops, programs, and conferences at the regional and national levels. I learned about the industry. I volunteered. I grew as a writer and through many ups and downs, I finally got that CALL for my first sale in 2013. I was on my way! All this was due to the incredible resources available to me via RWA's powerful & professional organization. 

After I sold, I decided to go all Indie. I had made PAN (Published Author Network) a year after my initial sale. The publishing landscape has changed drastically, particularly for romance authors. Now there are so many ways to become published and there are more authors competing for their piece of the pie. The pieces are getting smaller, but I decided that my career meant more than making a huge income in order to be a success. I wanted control over my time and control over the kinds of stories I write and publish. I enjoy that control. And writing is so much fun again that I am happy I made this decision.

RWA's membership is around 10,000 with about 7,000 eligible to vote in the general election. But there are many more romance authors out there operating on their own without benefit of membership because they A-they don't feel RWA has a place for them anymore or B-they are marginalized or were excluded in the past from RWA's benefits based on their sexuality, skin color, or the romances they wrote which target the LGBTQ, People of Color, and more. As a white, straight woman who writes one man-one woman romances, I've never had to experience that exclusion but I hope I have always been a welcoming person. I believe love is love. Period. So does the current RWA. You can learn more about how RWA has actively worked to change that situation in Bree Bridge's Blog here: About RWA: The Past Week and the Future - VOTE) or C-They can find the information about marketing & craft develop via other sources online, in Facebook Groups, and more. D-They are networking online versus in person due to time constraints or due to being discriminated against because of their sexuality, skin color, or the romances they wrote which target the LGBTQ communities. 

During the last several years, RWA's National Board has undertaken the challenge of building roads to publication for ALL of its members. They have reached out to those who have left and encouraged them to return because there is value to being a member regardless of our backgrounds and differences. They've encouraged diversity and have a diversity council. They've fought for the rights of all authors in matters regarding getting rights back from publishing houses, ensuring that pirated books on vendor sites are taken down and more. They continue to expand their educational platform and this year's national conference was a reflection of those changes. I'm proud to be a member of this organization. It does good work and will continue to work for every author/writer in this ever changing industry.

I will always remain a member of the National Romance Writers of America because it is my professional organization and it takes care of me, the independently published author, whenever I need advice or help in dealing with professional issues that I can't resolve on my own. I need the might of RWA behind me to help navigate my small business waters. My dues give me access to their legal department along with access to education and resources to better my career and my craft. I'm not a big money-making author with tons of resources to fight for my rights. But I am an RWA member in good standing and that means I still have someone in my corner willing to go to battle for me.

RWA is making sure EVERYONE has someone fighting for them--for their "road" to get to the marketplace and for EVERYONE to be protected by the RWA Professional Organization umbrella. 

If you are a romance author/writer who no longer has a membership, NOW is the time to reinstate. YOU CAN VOTE within days of reinstating your membership. If you are a romance author/writer with membership in RWA, NOW is the time to VOTE for the future of our industry. 

Read the candidates' bios and answers to the candidate questionnaire here: www.rwa.org/page/candidates.

Email elections@rwa.org with any questions or if you’re a voting member and do not receive voting instructions. The voting period ends September 15.

 

A Successful Release Week & More!

RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER has had a wonderful release week. Thanks so much to everyone who are reading the book and special thanks to those who have left wonderful reviews. They truly help readers discover new authors and stories. Here's what some people have been saying about the third book in the HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKERS' Series: has had a wonderful release week. Thanks so much to everyone who are reading the book and special thanks to those who have left wonderful reviews. They truly help readers discover new authors and stories. Here's what some people have been saying about the third book in the HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKERS' Series:

"RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER is exciting from the beginning; the story is captivating, the characters unusual and sympathetic." -- Monique

"This book had me on pins and needles hoping they can get their happily ever after! Christine Glover has written another great book and is a five-star read." -- Kathy

"This was the first book I have read from this author - she is now on my radar for future books." -- Cherie

"When these two meet sparks fly! This story was fun, sexy and at times pulled at my heartstrings. It was all well worth it though to get to the HEA, which was beautiful!" -- Jane

If you love steaming hot passionate romances with heart, then grab your copy today!

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!

I'm celebrating RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER'S release with a fun prize sweepstakes. You can still enter for a chance to win:

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Author Tote Bag

Author Pen

Book Lover's Bracelet

Autographed Paperback of RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER

Don't delay, enter for your chance to win this amazing package of goodies today!

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Now that the final book in the HOLLYWOOD HEARTBREAKERS' series is out, I focusing on developing a new series along with two other book projects. For those of you who have read TEMPTING THE HEARTBREAKER, you'll be excited to learn that Rafe's younger sister, Isabella, is going to have her own story and her romance will kick off the new series!! As usual, I like to shake things up and change my settings and backgrounds. And Isabella's story will definitely bring a twist as this Fish Out of Water meets her perfect hero in the gorgeous countryside surrounding the vineyards and the Shenandoah Mountains in Virginia. Northern Virginia was home to me and my family for many years and I love returning to this region. So, of course, I have to write a book series set in that area!! 

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I'm excited about the future and all the fun projects I'll be working on in the months ahead. I appreciate all of my readers and I promise to blog more often... not just about my books, but about other fun topics too. 

XXOO,

Christine

RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER is LIVE!!!

GOOD MORNING!!

I'm thrilled to announce that RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER is LIVE!!! You've read about Trevor Maguire in Tempting the Heartbreaker & in Seducing the Heartbreaker. Now you'll finally learn his deep dark secret and meet the woman who helps him face his past! Samantha Bennett's a former Navy helicopter pilot who is the perfect woman for Trevor... but he'll have to work hard to earn her love because Samantha knows what she wants and deserves from a man, even a Hollywood Hottie like Trevor Maguire! If you love steaming hot passionate romances with heart, then grab your copy today!

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Early Reviews are in and here's what readers are saying right now!

  • "RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER is exciting from the beginning; the story is captivating, the characters unusual and sympathetic, especially a secondary character: Quentin, Trevor’s father."--Monique
  • "This book had me on pins and needles hoping they can get their happily ever after! Christine Glover has written another great book and is a five-star read."-- Kathy
  • "This was the first book I have read from this author - she is now on my radar for future books." -- Cherie
  • "This story was fun, sexy and at times pulled at my heartstrings. It was all well worth it though to get to the HEA, which was beautiful!" -- Jane

GIVEAWAY ALERT!

I'm celebrating RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER'S release with a fun prize sweepstakes. You can enter for a chance to win:

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Author Tote Bag

Author Pen

Book Lover's Bracelet

Autographed Paperback of RESISTING THE HEARTBREAKER

Don't delay, enter for your chance to win this amazing package of goodies today!

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Trevor Maguire—a dangerous, sexy devil in disguise who had the ability to get women naked with just one heart stopping, pulse pounding look.  

Trevor Maguire—a dangerous, sexy devil in disguise who had the ability to get women naked with just one heart stopping, pulse pounding look.