Wednesday, November 27, 2013

99 cent sale! The Morning Lake books are on sale!


 
To celebrate the release of Annie's Christmas Plan,
the Morning Lake eBooks are each
only 99 cents! 
 
Sale ends December 9th!
 
You can find the eBooks at the following retailers:
 
Devin's Second Chance is Available Here:
Amazon.com | Smashwords 
All Romance eBooks | Kobo 
Indigo-Chapters | Amazon.ca
Amazon.co.uk
 
Annie's Christmas Plan is Available Here:
 
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And don't forget to entry the draw for the
$25 Amazon Gift Card!
(See below.)

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I hope you enjoy the books!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Annie's Christmas Plan - Official Release!

Welcome to the official release day of Annie's Christmas Plan!

Help yourself to a virtual champagne!

Today I'm thrilled to announce that my latest book Annie's Christmas Plan is now available! The ebook version is only 99 cents until December 9th!  





ANNIE'S CHRISTMAS PLAN

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 67,650 words
Series: A Morning Lake Novel: Book 2

Digital Copies Available Here:
All Romance eBooks | Smashwords | Kobo
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk
(More digital retailers are coming very, very soon!)

Print Copies Available Here:
Createspace | Amazon.com
(More print retailers are coming very, very soon!)

Read an excerpt here.

Blurb:
Recent divorcée and empty-nester, Annie Bingley wants her family back. Desperate to prove to her ex and her daughter that she can be more than just a craft-obsessed mom, Annie decides to start fresh, move to a small town, and emulate the lifestyle she sees splashed in crafting and homemaking magazines. Living from holiday to holiday, Annie works to create an ideal home and picture-perfect memories full of glitter and hope—and it works. Before the year is out Annie's house is filled with relatives and their pets, but it is nothing like what she'd expected.

And she certainly hadn't anticipated her sexy new neighbor, John Quinn, changing her carefully constructed plans.
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If it sounds like something you'd like to check out - I'd be thrilled if you marked it "to read" on Goodreads!

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You can sign up for my newsletter (top right side of this page) to get an email notification of special news, promotions and my next release! This past newsletter included a short story featuring Helen Trent, who made her debut appearance in Devin's Second Chance and other goodies! Helen will be making a reappearance in my next newsletter too!

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Thank you for visiting!  
Have you got that virtual champagne ready? 
Cheers!
*Clink*
 
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I'm also giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card because I'm in the spirit of giving! (It's my birthday week, so I want to share the joy!)  To be eligible to win the gift card, enter the Rafflecopter form!  You can find one of the forms below and there is also one on my Facebook page!  The winner will be announced on December 20th!

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I hope you enjoy Annie and Quinn's story!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Annie's Christmas Plan - Excerpt

ANNIE'S CHRISTMAS PLAN

This 67,650 word Contemporary Romance is the second book in the Morning Lake series.

Digital Copies Available Here:
All Romance eBooks | Smashwords | Kobo
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca | Amazon.co.uk

Print Copies Available Here:
Createspace | Amazon.com

I'll update this page with new retail links as the book release unfolds!

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Recent divorcée and empty-nester, Annie Bingley wants her family back. Desperate to prove to her ex and her daughter that she can be more than just a craft-obsessed mom, Annie decides to start fresh, move to a small town, and emulate the lifestyle she sees splashed in crafting and homemaking magazines. Living from holiday to holiday, Annie works to create an ideal home and picture-perfect memories full of glitter and hope—and it works. Before the year is out Annie's house is filled with relatives and their pets, but it is nothing like what she'd expected.

And she certainly hadn't anticipated her sexy new neighbor, John Quinn, changing her carefully constructed plans.
 
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Excerpt:

After washing everything with a hose, Annie itched to scrub her hands, but someone new had arrived.

It was Quinn. Shoot—she had to disinfect before she could even peep at the turkey. She waved to him and raised her index finger. She mouthed, "I'll be right back."

When he nodded, she ran into the house to pour antibacterial soap over her hands and forearms. The house was quiet. Milt and Merry were probably having a nap. They'd have to meet him later, like tomorrow at Thanksgiving.
Hearing the front door open, she said, "Do you have my turkey? Bring it into the kitchen."
"Are you sure?"
He arrived in the kitchen with empty hands.
"Where is it?"
"In the truck," he said.
"Well, it can't stay there."
"Annie, did you know you ordered a living turkey?"
She shook her head. "What do you mean, living?"
"It made turkey noises at me the whole drive back. It wasn't happy about the wind, by the way."
"It wasn't … happy? What do you mean? It's alive?"
"I guess I should have called, but I figured it seemed like something you'd want, what with you planning a traditional Thanksgiving and all."
"Authentic is different from a bloodletting. I can't ... I can't kill ... Oh, my God ..." Her head spun. "I have a dog and a cat and now a turkey. I have no dinner. There is no Thanksgiving without a turkey."
"Why don't you sit down a minute?" Quinn guided her to a chair. "It isn't the end of the world."
"Oh, no, don't laugh at me, not today. Today wasn't supposed to be a funny sort of day—it was supposed to be a perfect and wonderful day." Then the dog bounded down the stairs barking, his feet slipped on the hardwood floors and he slid into the wall with a thud.
"When did you get a dog?"
"He must hear the turkey." A crushing, tight pain seized her lungs. She was breathing too fast. "I could handle the pumpkin, the unexpected tag-alongs, and even the puddle on my new porch, but no dinner? You can't coast through Thanksgiving without dinner. Thanksgiving is all about the dinner."
"Annie." He placed his hands on either side of her face. "Annie, don't be so melodramatic."
"I can't get to the grocery store before it closes, and nothing is open tomorrow. If we were in the city ..." She stopped then. Quinn's face was so close. He was touching her. Her heart pounded with new panic—no, panic wasn't the right word—excitement? Would he kiss her? His gaze strayed down her face before becoming snagged on her lips. She opened her mouth. "Oh ..."
His quick intake of breath caused an erratic jump in her stomach that felt suspiciously like butterflies. She leaned closer. He blinked.
"Um." His eyes widened, then he removed his hands from her face. In the next moment, he had stepped away, well beyond reach. "There, you're returning to earth now." He cleared his throat. "I have stuff in my freezer. You're welcome to it."
"Stuff?" Annie rubbed the ache in her chest that she wasn't sure was from the turkey problem or yet another near-kiss with Quinn. The dog stood on the threshold and barked.
"I've got roasts of pretty near every description. I know it isn't a turkey, but—"
"A roast? No, a roast is good." She nodded quickly. "Dumbbell, enough!"
The dog's barks quieted to a whimper.
She rubbed her forehead. "Quinn, would you adopt my turkey?"
"I can take the turkey." He grinned and shook his head.
"Thank you."
"I'll be by later with a roast."
When he left her in the kitchen, she jerked a cookbook off the shelf. So help her, the beef dinner would be perfect.
"Who was that, dear?" Merry asked, as she entered the kitchen.
"Quinn. I think I mentioned him." She dragged her finger down the table of contents of her favorite recipe book.
"Quinn. Hmm …" Merry's tone caught her attention.
"He's helped me around the house a bit. He's a neighbor."
"He seems to be an exceedingly helpful neighbor. He seems to know you quite well, too."
Good grief, what had Merry seen? Had she seen Quinn almost kiss her?
Merry's eyebrows lifted high on her forehead.
"It isn't like that."
"I won't say a word." Merry nodded conspiratorially and put her finger over her mouth. "We all have our little secrets."

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Do you think Quinn thought about kissing her?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Taste of Local Authors!


I'm thrilled to be participating in A Taste of Local Authors, which is a local Calgary event on December 12th!  I'll be reading from Annie's Christmas Plan, which will be releasing soon! 

To keep up-to-date on the event's news, check out the Facebook event page!

Thank you to Sarah Kades for letting me know about this event, and to Randy McCharles for organizing it! 

It'll be a great night! If you are in Calgary, I hope you'll come out and join us! 

Monday, November 4, 2013

That Part Where is featuring Devin's Second Chance today!!

Have you read Devin's Second Chance?
 
Do you remember that part where...
 
 
http://thatpartwhere.com/devons-second-chance-by-lorraine-paton/



Devin's Second Chance is featured on
the website That Part Where today!
 
Check it out to read an excerpt!
 
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So what is That Part Where?
 
From their website: "Here on That Part Where you’ll find the book beyond the cover. You’ll get a taste of the scenes, characters and the parts that make the story great. Each selection is chosen by the author to give you an idea of what lies within the pages and the thousands of words of their book. We’ll feature a different book each day so be sure and check back often."
 
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I love Devin's mom's matchmaking ways!  Do you like matchmakers in stories? 

YES! Party at The Romance Reviews

 
Check out the Year-End Splash at The Romance Reviews this month! 

You could win some fabulous prizes! 
There are more than 400 prizes up for grabs and
there is a grand prize of a $100 Gift Certificate!!! 
 
All you need to do is register and be logged into the TRR site to play the game!

I am giving away a print copy of Devin's Second Chance!
 
And, if you happen to see the multiple choice question for my book today (November 4th), you'll need to know what happened at the rodeo (you can find a hint here).

 
 
Devin's Second Chance is available at:

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You gotta love the opportunity win things, right?