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Be Mine by Shannon Guymon
From the Love and Trust Series: Book #2
Men are terrifying to Bailey Downing. Not that she wants anyone to know that, but with her mom insisting she fall in love and Kam Matafeo pushing her to feel things she doesn’t want to feel, Bailey is determined to make a nice, safe choice. Dean Hogan is the perfect man for her. Smart, wealthy, charming and best of all, safe. But when her romance begins to unravel with Dean, she’s faced with a choice: open her heart, or stay safe, cold and lonely.
Kam is determined to help Bailey no matter what it takes and with the support of her sister Taryn and her brother Rob, she makes the decision to be brave. But Kam’s ex-girlfriend Meredith isn’t shy about wanting him back. Bailey will have to learn to fight for what she really wants. The question is, would she rather be safe or would she rather be loved.
Shannon Guymon: In the fourth grade, Shannon Guymon wandered into the school library and figuratively never came out again. She decided one day to take her love affair with the written word once step further and wrote her first novel, Never Letting Go of Hope.
Shannon grew up all across the United States but has finally found her home in Utah, where she lives with her six children. She enjoys the mountains, gardening, being with her family, and, of course, writing. Visit Shannon at www.shannonguymon.blogspot.com.
The Convict, the Rookie Card, and the Redemption of Gertie Thump by Becky Lyn Rickman
Prize Format: Print (U.S. only) or eBook
Rosedale has a thorn, and her name is Gertie Thump. When folks see her walking down the sidewalk, they cross to the other side of the street. Gertie’s mission in life is to improve Rosedale’s citizenry through a steady stream of belittling, correction, and harassment. The only person unfazed by her campaign is the town’s deputy sheriff, Seth Randall, who has his own mission. Seth also serves as associate pastor of a local church, and he will not rest until he saves Gertie’s soul.
But redemption is a word easier said than done. Add Gertie’s childhood friend turned convict, an extremely valuable rookie baseball card, and a plate of cookies delivered with threatening messages, and you’ve got yourself a hornet’s nest of trouble.
When the people of Rosedale come together to save Gertie Thump, the one person they would rather not, Gertie discovers that every good person has a little darkness in them and every demon a little tenderness.
Becky Lyn Rickman: Having only attended a handful of creative writing classes and workshops, Ms. Rickman defers to her life experience for her credentials. Her writing credits include: editorials for local newspapers, the voice of Booker the bookshop cat (who did brilliant and articulate book reviews and commentaries), website articles, well-crafted notes to her children’s teachers, captivating shopping lists, scathingly brilliant letters of accusation followed by the inevitable ensuing and heart-wrenching letters of apology.
Visit Becky at www.beckytheauthor.weebly.com.
Elevated by Elana Johnson
The last person seventeen-year-old Eleanor Livingston wants to see on the elevator—let alone get stuck with—is her ex-boyfriend Travis, the guy she’s been avoiding for five months.
Plagued with the belief that when she speaks the truth, bad things happen, Elly hasn’t told Trav anything. Not why she broke up with him and cut off all contact. Not what happened the day her father returned from his deployment to Afghanistan. And certainly not that she misses him and still thinks about him everyday.
But with nowhere to hide and Travis so close it hurts, Elly’s worried she won’t be able to contain her secrets for long. She’s terrified of finally revealing the truth, because she can’t bear to watch a tragedy befall the boy she still loves.
Elana Johnson: Elana is the author of the Possession series, which includes full-length novels POSSESSION, SURRENDER, and ABANDON, plus short stories REGRET and RESIST.
Using her boring human powers, she graduated from Southern Utah University with Summa Cum Laude honors in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. She started her teaching career as an upper grade music and art specialist. After a four-year stint in 3rd grade, she is currently the technology specialist.
In her world, Oreos and bacon would be the only food groups. Everyone would drive 10 over the speed limit. Winter would be eliminated as a season, and Jeff Probst would be President. As it is, she lives with her husband and two kids in central Utah, gets cited when she drives too fast and eats Oreos only on special occasions.
Visit Elana at www.elanajohnson.com.
Imperfect Love by Rebecca Talley
Prize Format: eBook
Lauren Wilson is well on her way to her happily-ever-after. She’s passionate about her career as a middle school English teacher, she adores her handsome, hard-working husband, and with a baby finally on the way, her perfect life is within her grasp.
But then a devastating test result changes everything.
Forced to choose between her baby and her husband, Lauren makes the only decision she can live with, and she returns to her small hometown in hopes of rebuilding her shattered life.
Ethan Campbell is a gifted photographer who travels the world and has no desire to settle down. When his mother dies, he must go home to settle her estate. Then it’s back to exciting adventures across the globe.
When Lauren crosses paths with Ethan, her teenage crush, old feelings resurface—feelings she’s not prepared to face. Will Lauren have the courage to trust again or will she spend her life alone?
Imperfect Love is a story about sacrifice, healing, second chances, and discovering that although love isn’t always perfect, sometimes it’s the imperfect love that’s the sweetest of all
Rebecca Talley grew up in Santa Barbara, CA. After high school graduation, she attended Brigham Young University. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. While at BYU, she met and married her sweetheart, Del. They are the proud parents of ten highly-creative, multi-talented children and have the most adorable granddaughter in the world. Rebecca lives in Houston, TX with her husband and most of her children.
Rebecca is the author of Grasshopper Pie (WindRiver 2003), Heaven Scent (CFI 2008), Altared Plans (CFI 2009), The Upside of Down (CFI 2011), Gabby’s Secret (DuBon Publishing 2011), Hook Me: What to Include in Your First Chapter (DuBon Publishing 2012), Aura (DuBon Publishing 2012), and numerous children’s stories and articles for both online and print magazines.
When she isn’t writing, Rebecca loves to date her husband, play with her kids, swim in the ocean, eat Dove dark chocolate, and dance to disco music while she cleans the house. You can find Rebecca online at: www.rebeccatalley.com and www.rebeccatalleywrites.blogspot.com.
The Last Bride by Heather Tullis
Prize Format: Print (U.S. only) or eBook
DiCarlo Brides, Book 6
Confirmed bachelor Gage Matthews had no intention of marrying George DiCarlo’s daughter–even if she was incredibly hot, fun, athletic, and great to be around. His two friends might have caved, but he wasn’t about to do so.
Staying away from her, though became harder as the months passed, and though she never seemed to intentionally be in his path, Jonquil was everywhere he turned.
When he realizes she’s the one woman he has to have, will she be willing to look past their troubles to make things work?
Heather Tullis: I’ve been writing romance for over a decade, though I have been writing stories only in my head my whole life. Though I’ve been publishing books in a niche market for several years now, the books I’m publishing under this name are geared toward a broader market of romance readers who want the bedroom door to stay closed.
In my spare time I do bookkeeping for a small business my husband and I own, garden, create new recipes for desserts and read voraciously.
The Ransomed Returning by Angie Lofthouse
Prize Format: Print (U.S. only)
Defenders of the Covenant #2
After a lifetime of comfortable slavery, freedom isn’t always easy to bear.
Over a year after the emancipation of Earth, Peter Halstead—older brother of Derek, the hero of the emancipation—has been delivered from his long servitude to the invaders. But reminders of his bondage remain. Black cities still dot the globe, with the alien bureaucrats still in charge. Goods are still being shipped from Earth to the alien planet Nebkiriv, but worst of all, Zion wants to negotiate a trade agreement with the cursed invaders.
Peter can see only one way to come to terms with the loss of his freedom and his youth for so many years. Revenge. When Zion is struck by a rogue invader attack vessel, Peter’s resolve is further hardened and he seeks out others who want revenge as much as he does.
Meanwhile, Hannah, Derek, McKenzie and the rest of the defenders of Zion scramble to find the source of the attack and unravel the conspiracy behind it before Earth becomes subject to its enemies once again.
Angie Lofthouse went to college with every intention of becoming a particle physicist, but through a series of misadventures, found herself studying Shakespeare instead. After college she combined her love of science and her love of words into a science fiction writing career. Her sci-fi adventure novel, Defenders of the Covenant, was released in 2012.
She lives in a little canyon in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains with her family of writers, artists, singers, composers, illustrators and musicians. Visit her at www.angielofthouse.com.
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I love hearing about new books and “new to me” books. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
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I really like the variety of books this month. I know some of the authors, but I’m ready to try new ones too.