Welcome to the Thankful for You Blog Hop! This week we're letting everyone know just what we're thankful for. And that includes...YOU! There's a new giveaway at every single stop so be sure to hop around and visit your favorite blogs and find a few new ones to follow too!
Like many writers, it took me quite a few years and several manuscripts to land my first traditional publishing contract. While pursuing publication, I often imagined how awesome it would be to "get the call", or to get a fantastic review from RT Book Reviews, or to hit the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists. What I didn't imagine was how thrilling it would be to hear from readers who are enjoying the books I write.
I've received letters, emails, messages, and comments that shocked me (in a good way), made me laugh, and sometimes touched me so deeply I cried. I'm not sure readers realize—when they write to thank me because this book or that one helped them through a particularly stressful week at work, or provided the distraction they needed to get through the loss of a loved one, or made them laugh at time when they didn't think they could—that their letters and messages and comments do exactly the same thing for me.
I'm so thankful for all of the readers who have lured smiles, big grins, or even laughs from me on dark days or made good days even better by simply mentioning looking forward to my next book. I'm thankful for every reader who has picked up a book by this new-to-her/him author and given it a try. And I'm thankful for the support, encouragement, and—yes—laughs you continue to deliver. I hope you know just how much I appreciate you. :-)
The Gifted Ones Book 1
Since the day Lord Dillon earned his spurs, rumors of his savagery on the battlefield have preceded him into every room, stilling tongues and sparking fear. Weary of battle, he wishes only to find a woman he can wed who will approach him not with fear, but with the tenderness that has been absent from his life for so long. Yet only the wisewoman seems invariably at ease in his presence. Perhaps because she garners the same fear in others that he does himself.
For seven years, Alyssa has been by Lord Dillon's side, counseling him from the shadows, healing him with her hands, and staving off the worst of his loneliness while his fearsome reputation keeps others at bay. Blessed—or cursed—with gifts that label her a sorceress, she is forced to conceal her youth and the love she harbors for him beneath umbral robes that lead Dillon and his people to believe she is the same aged wisewoman who served his father. All is revealed, however, and passions flare when an enemy threatens Dillon's life and Alyssa sacrifices everything to save him.
Immortal Guardians Book 6
(Can be read as a stand-alone novel
for those who are new to the series.)
U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can't guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, only separated from nightmare by an eighth very different immortal. A handsome, brave man fighting at her side, a man she misses when she wakes.
Then the dream comes true. Heather is flung into a war between predators and protectors of humanity, the man from her dreams beside her again. Except now that she's awake, she isn't sure she can trust Ethan, or the shadow organization he represents. The U.S. military doesn't trust either of them. But against an onslaught of evil like the one that's coming, it will take everything they have just to survive...
The Thankful for You Blog Hop runs from November 20, 2015, 12:00am EST through November 27, 2015, 11:59pm EST. My giveaway is open internationally to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary.
Leave a comment on this post during the hop (please include your email address) and tell me something you're thankful for—big or small. :-) Also mention extra entries.
I'd love to connect with you online. So for extra entries you may do any or all of the following, but be sure to mention them in your comment.
+1 Follow my blog.
+1 Like My Facebook Page. (I like to thank readers with frequent giveaways on Facebook, too, so if you like my Facebook page you might want to also tell Facebook to show my posts in your feed in the "Liked" menu to ensure you won't miss any.)
Selecting a Winner
I will use random.org to choose my prize winner after verifying all entries and will announce it here by December 1st. If the winner's email address is included in her/his comment, I will email her/him, too. The winner will have one week to contact me.
Have Fun on the Hop!
Have Fun on the Hop!