Wednesday, April 11, 2018

I WANT ROMANCE GIVEAWAY

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!
I hope you are having a great week. This is a short post to tell you about another contest. To begin, check out this adorable banner.


Now...what you can win if you enter? Who couldn’t use a little more romance? Not to mention a pretty in pink Marc Jacobs leather wristlet? Or a Kindle Fire 7? Or maybe you’ve been lusting after the newest romance bestseller on Amazon. Enter our giveaway April 2-22 and you could be one of 8 lucky winners to add new ‘romance’ to their lives!

Why am I in another contest? It's simple. I would love for you to follow me on BookBub. If you haven't checked out BookBub, do so. It's a fantastic way to find sale prices on all your favorite authors in all genres. BookBub chooses books that meet their high standards. If I'm lucky enough to be on BookBub, I want you to know about it.

This contest is sponsored by 67 wonderful authors.
Alexia Adams • Allyson R Abbott • Amy Ruttan • Anne Stone • Aubrey Wynne • Becky Lower • Bethany-Kris • Brenda Whiteside • Brighton Walsh • Cailin Briste • Calinda B • Candace Sams • Carla Krae • Carrie Whitethorne • Cate Tayler • CB Samet • Cecy Robson • Charmaine Ross • Crystal Dawn • Donna R. Mercer • E.B. Black • Eliza Daly • Elizabeth Meyette • Elizabeth Rose • Holly Cortelyou • J. L. Lora • J.E. Parker • Jacquie Biggar • JC Andrijeski • Jen Doyle • Jennifer Dawson • Joan Reeves • Joanne Dannon • Josie Riviera • Julieann Dove • Karly Morgan • Kim Petersen  • Kris Michaels • Kristin Holt • Kristy Tate • L A Cotton • Lana Campbell • Laurel Greer • Linda Carroll-Bradd • Lola Karns • Madeline Iva • Mari Carr • Marilyn Peake • Megyn Ward • Melissa Belle • Melissa McClone • Michele Barrow-Belisle • Nancy C. Weeks • Patrice Wilton • PG Forte • Renee Ann Miller • Ruth A. Casie • Sarah Williams • Shereen Vedam • Soraya Naomi • Stacey Joy Netzel • Stacy Gold • Susan Jean Ricci • Susanne Matthews • Sydney Aaliyah Michelle • Victoria Saccenti • Aileen Harkwood

Plus, shop our book fair where you can choose from books in genres from contemporary romance to romantic suspense to PNR for $2.99 or less. You’ll even find a bonus giveaway!

BOOK FAIR WITH BONUS GIVEAWAY


Browse, click, and buy from over 55 titles in the I Want Romance Book Fair, all but one priced at 2.99 or less.
Whichever genre is your favorite, contemporary romance (sweet or steamy), historical romance, romantic suspense, paranormal, fantasy and science fiction, we've got page-turning reads that will make you want to pull up a comfy chair, grab your favorite beverage, and forget everything else while you disappear into another world.
PLUS 
Look for the bonus giveaway on this page!
You could win a $15 Amazon gift card 


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Thursday, April 5, 2018

WELCOME NANCY LOYAN, AUTHOR OF AFTERLIFE

"Earth is just the beginning ..."

Hello Everyone!
I hope you are having a great week. Today, I would love to introduce you to Nancy Loyan, author of Afterlife


I asked Nancy to sit down with me in order to get to know her better and maybe hear a little gossip about her new release. Afterlife sounds fascinating, and  as a reader, I had to know more about this story as well as the woman behind it.

Special Note: I don't want to confuse anyone-- Nancy (me) interviewing Nancy (Nancy Loyan). My questions and comments will be italic. Now take a look at Afterlife's amazing cover and short blurb.


Kalden Nicholas, a man of science, has lost all he loved on Earth, but the pull of space and new discoveries drives him on a one-way mission to the far reaches of the universe.

Landing on a mysterious planet, his perceptions of life, death and beyond are challenged and tested in ways he could never have imagined. Finding renewed purpose, he returns to Earth where he learns that faith cannot be proven, and one person can make a difference.

After all, Earth is just a training ground for the Afterlife.

AMAZON



Nancy, I can't thank you enough for dropping by today. Can you start interview off by telling us a little about yourself.

Mine is a life gone full circle. Writing has always been like breathing for me. However, I’m far too practical. I first attended Cuyahoga Community College, and after, graduating with a BSBA in Marketing from John Carroll University. I worked in retail management, outside sales and marketing. I left corporate America to embark on a freelance writing career. I wrote for numerous local and national publications, specializing in architecture, construction and antique safes. I continued to write fiction and pursue publication. After twenty years, I landed a contract with a small publisher, Inner Vision Books. My first published novel was Paradise Found, a multicultural romance set in the exotic Seychelles Islands. 

The next six novels were contracted major publisher, F & W Media who was starting the Crimson Romance line. As luck would have it, Inner Vision  closed its doors. Regaining the rights to my novel, I embarked on self-publishing.  Shortly after, an editorial changes at Crimson had me regaining the rights to five of my novels. I subsequently self-published them as well. I just had the rights reverted for my last Crimson novel, Special Angel, as Simon and Schuster, new owners of Crimson, closed the line. I am enjoying the control and freedom that self-publishing allows.
I obtained my BS before my Mrs. My husband Bill and I have been married thirty years and have “fur children,” Amber and Topaz, English Pointers. My husband is a retired architectural photographer. Being married to a self-employed creative person made the transition to author easier because he understood me and my  need to create.  We have traveled the world, and many locations have provided inspiration and research for my novels. Going to Egypt was special because I have an alter ego, Nailah, Middle Eastern belly dancer, and studying in the country of the dance’s origin was special. I instruct Middle Eastern dance. 


My favorite venue is teaching at the Chautauqua Institution in New York State. This will be my 11 Season. I have also taught writing and had a book signing at the Institution. One of my romantic suspense novels, A Kiss in the Rain, takes place on the grounds.

I have to break in here and say---OH MY...you are awesome! Hello alter ego, Nailah! And...I love that you teach Middle Eastern dance. Sorry to interrupt. Please continue. 
My forte is romance and women’s fiction, as my other eight novels can attest.  Afterlife is quite a departure. 

It can be classified as Speculative Christian Fiction. Though it has a little romance, this futuristic novel is about an astronaut who finds faith and himself after volunteering for a one-way mission into the universe.  This novel came about in an unusual way. I was seated in church listening to a sermon about Heaven. The “what if” in the writer in me came out. I sat pondering about Heaven being an actual place, a planet. I rummaged through my purse for a small note pad (writers must always carry paper and a pen for when inspiration strikes) and began jotting down ideas. When I got home, I continued writing. This novel literally took over my life. I felt possessed. Putting aside my WIP, a romance, I set out to complete this project. Six months later, it’s a published novel.

Oh, Nancy, that 'what if' question plagues me in Mass too.  Good for you for taking the time to jot down your thoughts before they evaporated into thin air. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

I can’t remember when I wasn’t writing. I composed picture books for fellow students in elementary school. In junior high, I wrote romantic novellas for friends. The final for my creative writing class in high school was to complete a short story. I surprised the teacher by handing in a four-hundred page historical manuscript!

You have to add in comments below your teacher's reaction? I bet it was priceless. And don't forget to let us all know your grade. So my next question is a favorite of mine. I think I know the answer but ... do you believe writers are born or made?

I think that it’s a little of both. I do think that writers, particularly fiction writers, have some innate ability. Most people, unless they have a diagnosed mental illness, do not hear voices in their heads that propel them to put pen to paper/fingers to keyboard.

Ha Ha! I think you just labeled us a little crazy. I can't argue with you. Again, sorry for the interruption, but you are so fun.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

I WANT ROMANCE GIVEAWAY APRIL 2-22



Who couldn’t use a little more romance? Not to mention a pretty in pink Marc Jacobs leather wristlet? Or a Kindle Fire 7? Or maybe you’ve been lusting after the newest romance bestseller on Amazon.

Plus, shop our book fair where you can choose from books in genres from contemporary romance to romantic suspense to PNR for 2.99 or less. You’ll even find a bonus giveaway!

Enter our giveaway April 2-22 and you could be one of 8 lucky winners to add new ‘romance’ to their lives! (Sponsored by the 67 authors listed below)


Alexia Adams • Allyson R Abbott • Amy Ruttan • Anne Stone • Aubrey Wynne • Becky Lower • Bethany-Kris • Brenda Whiteside • Brighton Walsh • Cailin Briste • Calinda B • Candace Sams • Carla Krae • Carrie Whitethorne • Cate Tayler • CB Samet • Cecy Robson • Charmaine Ross • Crystal Dawn • Donna R. Mercer • E.B. Black • Eliza Daly • Elizabeth Meyette • Elizabeth Rose • Holly Cortelyou • J. L. Lora • J.E. Parker • Jacquie Biggar • JC Andrijeski • Jen Doyle • Jennifer Dawson • Joan Reeves • Joanne Dannon • Josie Riviera • Julieann Dove • Karly Morgan • Kim Petersen  • Kris Michaels • Kristin Holt • Kristy Tate • L A Cotton • Lana Campbell • Laurel Greer • Linda Carroll-Bradd • Lola Karns • Madeline Iva • Mari Carr • Marilyn Peake • Megyn Ward • Melissa Belle • Melissa McClone • Michele Barrow-Belisle • Nancy C. Weeks • Patrice Wilton • PG Forte • Renee Ann Miller • Ruth A. Casie • Sarah Williams • Shereen Vedam • Soraya Naomi • Stacey Joy Netzel • Stacy Gold • Susan Jean Ricci • Susanne Matthews • Sydney Aaliyah Michelle • Victoria Saccenti • Aileen Harkwood


I would love for one of my readers to win. Please let me know if you do.
Good Luck!
Hugs to all,
Nancy C. Weeks

Monday, March 19, 2018

WELCOME BACK J.L. LORA, AUTHOR OF STEEL

I never needed a drink to sleep before...Until Amelia Solis stormed into my life.
Excerpt below 

Happy Monday, Everyone!
I hope you all had a great weekend. Both of my kids were home, and that always places a smile on this empty nest mom.
Today, I'm thrilled to showcase J.L. Lora's new release, Steel. Crazy sexy cover, the story...hot, exciting and the chemistry between Leo and Mel jump off the page. 

Strong, daring, and loyal to a fault, Amelia Solis is the soul of The Trinity. Yet, this leader of New York’s top cartel has become a pawn in the game of revenge. All to hurt Leandro, the man she wants more than life but cannot be with. 

The enemy’s always watching, biding his time. 

Leandro Masseur, Lieutenant in the McLean crime family, earned his position through loyalty, shrewd business, and ruthlessness. His enemies never see the bullet until it’s ready to lodge between their eyes. When a dead woman is found in Amelia’s bed, his world is flipped off its axis. 

Their Devil knows what buttons to push.

Four women will die before a killer finishes a macabre target list, with Amelia as his crown piece. Leandro and Amelia must dodge the barrage of bullets and bombs to keep her safe. Tragedy has left them scarred and broken. But love won’t be denied, won’t wait, and Leandro won’t stop fighting for a chance. The only woman he’s ever loved has been marked for death. Leandro won’t let that happen.

J.L shared the music that will stir your emotions. 



Steel Excerpt
I never needed a drink to sleep before. Not the day I shot my first guy right through the eyes. Not during the years Sebastian tried to turn me into his little bitch. Not after I got shot, and it’d hurt like a motherfucker. I hadn't needed a drink to sleep then.

Until Amelia Solis stormed into my life. It was bye-bye Leandro Masseur.
One fucking day, an elevator door opened and her laughter pealed out. God witnesses daily how much I wish I had never turned around to see her step out of that elevator. Every fucking thing in my life went to shit, dragged and smeared around at her will. One look at her and I’d fallen through a hole full of obsessions, eating all my player promises. 

Never-love-them-Leo would never fall in love with a woman, let a woman call the shots, or spend hours thinking about a woman. 

So how the hell do I, of all the fools in the world, find myself here? Waking up feeling like shit and worshiping at the altar of a woman determined not to be with me. The answer is simple and complicated.

Yes, it was the painted-on-her-skin, black dress that spotlighted her curves. And yes, it was the way she walked to a sexy beat like a Maxwell song. And yes, it was her Coke-can-red lips, weapons more dangerous than the knife she carried in her leather boot strap or purse or in a sheath under her skirts. 
Last night, again, she’d driven me to the understanding, comforting arms of whiskey. Noah married Gia, but Amelia tells me we cannot be. We cannot be, but she eye-fucks me as our friends take their vows. I don't blame her. I feasted on her, like a homeless man looking through the glass of a bakery. The things I did to her with my eyes and mind…me, her, the priest, the tent, the flowers, the chairs, all should have been on fire. 

But no, the wedding's over and she hightails it back to New York with some bullshit excuse about checking on her friend Byanca. 

My phone beeps again. I snatch it and almost fall off the bed when I see her name. My heart jabs at my chest and I turn into a boy again. That's what she does to me. 

I'm sorry, her text says. I want to slam my phone against the wall, over and over until it shreds into plastic and wiry ribbons. I flip the cell on the bed away from me like it offends me. I lay back down, contemplating texting her back, telling her not to worry about me. I won't be bothering her with my attention anymore. Leandro Masseur will go back to not begging her. She can have all the space she wants. As a matter of fact, I'll give her more. I'll be so distant that it'll make all the states between New York and California seem like a stroll down the block.

A scream bounces off the walls and my heart punches through my chest. My hand palms the Glock under my pillow, my head already calculating where it came from, how to get there, if the hallway's clear. 

Everyone in the house scrolls through my mind at once. Alec, the twins, but my mind settles on Carissa. I don't know when I left the bed. My next breath, I'm at the door, securing the hallway and making my way to the home office. Carissa wails, prickling every pore in my body and I know it's bad. Bad enough to make my stomach clench because I don't know what it is, or who. 
Who, because someone's dead. 


Here is where you can get your copy:

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2Ad5E8N 
Add on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2GZzUbg 

Follow J.L Lora on Social Media:

J.L. would love to get to know you better on her new, private FB Group- The Gray Area

Website: www.JLLora.com 
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If anyone has any questions for J.L. Lora, she loves interacting with readers. Have a great week.  Please take a few moments to put your feet up and read a good book.

Hugs to all,
Nancy C. Weeks

Monday, March 5, 2018

LUCK OF THE IRISH $250 CASH GIVEAWAY


Hi Everyone! Check out the Luck of the Irish Contest. I would love it if one my readers won the mega-load of $250. Just clink on the link below and look for Nancy C. Weeks. 
HUGS TO ALL---AND GOOD LUCK!
Nancy C. Weeks




Luck of the Irish $250 Giveaway

March 1st to 31st


Giveaway Details

$250 in Paypal Cash or a $250 Amazon.com eGift Card Ends 3/31/18 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use money sent via Paypal or gift codes via Amazon.com. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the authors, bloggers, and publishers on the sponsor list. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

WELCOME SHARON CLARE

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

Today, I'm thrilled to introduce Sharon Clare, author and owner of Clarity Book Cover Designs. Designing attractive social media images is not my forte. In fact, I kind of stink at it. I would rather be writing. Since what Clare does is such a mystery to me, I thought I would turn my blog over to her. 
If you haven't all ready figured it out, I highly recommend Clare's services. She is offering a great discount on her cover and social media packages to my readers. 

Sharon, thank you so much for being here with us today. My blog is yours. Take it away... 

How to Use Design in Everyday Life

First, I want to thank Nancy for inviting me to her blog today to talk about design.
You don’t have to be a designer to bring good design into your life. There are simple rules you can follow to make your photos, website and things like birthday invitations look professional.
Most people have an intuitive sense for colours that look good together. There’s no right or wrong colour palette. I studied colour theory over thirty years ago and the same rules apply.

The Colour Wheel 


Studies show that a person’s attention is captured by contrasting colours, so consider using colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel such as: green/red, yellow/purple, orange/blue. These colour combinations tend to look good together.







Tuesday, February 6, 2018

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE GIVEAWAY 4O+ AUTHORS

Hello everyone!
I hope you are having a great week. I have a great contest I want to tell you about. AND so sorry! I should have posted this yesterday, but there is still time. 



The GRAND PRIZE: KINDLE FIRE or NOOK.

I have hooked up with 40+fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of romantic suspense novels, [yup, The Eyewitness is in this giveaway] to TWO lucky winners. 

The GRAND PRIZE: KINDLE FIRE or NOOK.

BUT....there are FREE ebooks for everyone who enters. For example, everyone who signs up for my newsletter in the Contest receives a free read of His One Wish, Aiden and Jazlin's amazing happy-ever-after. So many authors and so many free reads. It's super easy. Everyone wins if they play. Just clink on the link. 
The GRAND PRIZE: KINDLE FIRE or NOOK.

I so want my readers to win the GRAND PRIZE but you must play to win. Best of luck and HAVE FUN.

Hugs to all,
Nancy C. Weeks

P.S. Quick Note: You can sign up for my newsletter any time by clicking on the newsletter icon above and receive my free read. However, you must do it through the contest if you want to be in the pool for the grand prize.