Thursday, April 28, 2016

A New Book, A Free Book, and a Review of The Reclusive Billionaire by Lucy McConnell

I am excited to share the first book in a new series with you.

The Reclusive Billionaire, by the bestselling author of the Billionaire Marriage Broker’s

series, Lucy McConnell, is a combination of smart and romantic fiction.
Lucas Scott, a world-renowned microbiologist, is desperate to find a cure for the butterfly flu before it spreads. Hounded by the media, he escapes to his houseboat in Santa Barbara where he meets a vivacious veterinarian with a penchant for taking in strays. While he searches for the key to unlocking the butterfly flu, Becca somehow unlocks his analytical heart. Becca Lee isn't impressed with her new neighbor. His clothes are constantly wrinkled and he's grumpier than a cat with digestive problems. However, Luke isn't easy to brush off. He's always around, has a magnificent mind, and is full of surprises. But, what she can't figure out is why her instincts tell her to trust this rouge billionaire. It doesn't take long to realize he is the only one alive who can save the world and Becca has to make a choice-- open her heart or watch Luke sail off into the sunset.
To purchase your copy, click here.


To kick off this new series, Lucy McConnell is offering a free book to readers.

The Busy Woman’s Guide to Getting It All Done is only available here Find out how Lucy, a wife, mother of four, author, and business owner, accomplishes her daily tasks as well as those big projects in life while still having fun.

Rachelle's Review of The Reclusive Billionaire:

This was another great romance with a kick by Lucy. I enjoyed the idea of the butterfly flu and the world pandemic it caused and how it affected the characters. This story was a delight to read because the romance had some great twists in it. The setting of Santa Barbara was fun and unique with the house boats. I laughed in several places, loved the dialog, and the fun connection the characters had with animals. I felt like the ending was somewhat abrupt, which means that I was just enjoying the book too much and didn't want it to end.

Monday, April 18, 2016

A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance from Cami Checketts & Free Book for you!

My good friend, Cami Checketts, is part of a fun series, called The Billionaire Bride Pact. Twelve friends at girl's camp promised to marry billionaires when they grew up. Most of the girls have either forgotten about the pact or think it's ridiculous, but it's interesting how a silly pact made at twelve can affect someone's life plans and chances for love. Her latest book is a #1 Amazon Bestseller and I loved this sweet romance!

Here's my thoughts: This Billionaire Bride Pact Series is so scrumptious! I love reading clean romance and especially Cami's because her little dashes of suspense really heighten the tension in the story. The Feisty One was a great love story in that Maryn and Tucker were so diverse with great backgrounds and lots of experiences that kept me turning the pages to get to know these characters. I love how when I thought things were wrapping up nicely, everything changed and allowed for even more excitement and romance in the story. This is a fun, fast read with a touching romance that is tastefully clean!

Buy The Feisty One here for only $2.99 or if you're an Amazon Prime member you can borrow it for free.

You can also receive a free copy of Protect This, by Cami Checketts here.

With all this talk of billionaires and brides, you can see that Cami and I are on the same wavelength!

Check out my brand new Wedding Planner Mystery Book #3, Proposals and Poison

Know someone planning a wedding?  Share this link with them so they can get their free step-by-step tutorial from the Wedding Planner Mysteries!

Remember to get your free copy of Protect This, by Cami Checketts here.

Friday, April 15, 2016

My Authority Self Publishing Podcast on Winning Kindle Scout

I was interviewed about winning Kindle Scout with my novel, The Soldier's Bride on the Authority Self Publishing podcast by Steve Scott and Barrie Davenport. You can listen to the track here and if you're looking for the free guide I mention, you can get it by clicking the cover below.

How would you like to read my award-winning novella for free? Yes? You can get your free copy of Silver Cascade Secrets by visiting my website here and subscribing to my VIP author news! Come join the fun because I regularly give freebies, sneak peeks of new books, and more to my VIP readers.

Hope to hear from you soon! Happy reading!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Proposals and Poison Book Launch Today

Today I'm celebrating another book birthday! Yahoo for Book #3 in the Wedding Planner Mystery Series. Introducing Proposals and Poison!

Here's some advance praise for this novel:
"Cozy mystery meets romantic comedy in this fabulous, fast-paced story." 
Cami Checketts author of The Resilient One, A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance

"Packed with danger and romance, intrigue and entertainment, Rachelle Christensen's Wedding Planner series is romantic suspense that will keep you turning pages late into the night!"
--Maria Hoagland, Author of The ReModel Marriage (Romance Renovations series)

You can purchase your copy today for only $2.99 from Amazon or your favorite ebook retailer. You can also purchase the paperback print version of the book from your favorite bookstore or on Amazon.

Here's a bit more about the book:
Love can be a very dangerous thing. 
At least it seems that way to Adri Pyper, the premier wedding planner in Sun Valley, Idaho. When one of her clients dies mysteriously, Adri takes the advice of the local detective and swears she will stay out of the investigation . . . this time. Luke Stetson's involvement in the case, along with the possibility of a kiss between the two, should be enough incentive to keep Adri out of trouble. But when a dog-themed wedding is almost ruined by a suspect, Adri and her assistant, Lorea, are thrust into private eye mode. When poison enters the picture, even a reluctant sleuth can’t steer clear of danger.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Forever and Forever, Book Review on The Courtship of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Fanny Appleton

I'm so pleased to share a new book with you today by Josi Kilpack. I absolutely loved Forever and Forever: The Courtship of Henry Longfellow and Fanny Appleton.

This book was beautifully written and a pure delight to read. Have you ever fallen in love with the characters in a book and wished that they were real? Well, this book is based on the true love story of the famous poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the heiress Fanny Appleton.
The story of their courtship is amazing, so unpredictable and with a love so deep that it left me thinking about Henry and Fanny for several days after finishing the book. I loved the author's research notes in the back of the book and how Josi included a timeline of actual events and what was straight fact and well as fiction.
Josi Kilpack has established herself as a wordsmith not to be ignored. Her novels are a gem and with Forever and Forever, she has drawn attention to the depth of her talent and writing skills. I can't wait to read more from her in this new genre of a historical proper romance.

Here's a little more about this book:
It’s 1836, and nineteen-year-old Fanny Appleton, a privileged daughter of a wealthy, upper-class Boston industrialist, is touring Europe with her family. Like many girls of her day, she enjoys the fine clothes, food, and company of the elite social circles. But unlike her peers, Fanny is also drawn to education, literature, and more intellectual pursuits. Published author and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is also touring Europe, but under much different circumstances. Recently widowed, he is gathering research for a new publication that he hope will secure his professorship at Harvard College. Befriended by the Appleton family while visiting Switzerland, Henry is introduced to Fanny and sees in her a kindred spirit, a lover of language and literature and high ideals. He is in love. Fanny, however, is uncertain. He is from a much lower social class and is older than she is. How could such a relationship ever thrive? Could a book of Henry’s poetry, personally delivered, persuade Fanny to believe in a love that lasts forever and forever?

More praise for FOREVER AND FOREVER:
Well-researched, emotionally charged tale based on the real courtship of Henry Longfellow, America s first professional poet, and Fanny Appleton, an intelligent Boston heiress. The relationship was rocky and unlikely...Henry maintains a friendship with Fanny's family, and his dogged pursuit of Fanny confuses her; the widower's ardent attentions don't jibe with her ideas about love that lasts forever. Henry's inner turmoil is absolutely heart-wrenching, as his continuing passion finds expression in his writing but meets resistance and even unkindness at times from Fanny and her friends. Kilpack vividly re-creates the era in which the couple lived and constructs a love story that even the pickiest poet would declare fit for the ages. " - --Publishers Weekly

"New romance series based on the actual courtships of renowned writers, artists and musicians. Kilpack richly describes the customs and mores of the time, while appealing to present day sensibilities. Readers will gain a very different understanding of Longfellow, both through the story, as he and Fanny marry and live together joyously until fate interrupts their "happily ever after" and through the accompanying materials, including an informative time line, interesting chapter notes, and useful discussion questions for book clubs. This is an unusual and thoroughly engaging and eye-opening approach to historical romance. The next in Kilpack's thoughtful series will feature Sir Walter Scott." ---Booklist

I received a review copy of this book and I have shared my honest opinion.


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