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Fresh Pick | HOW TO RESCUE A RAKE by Jayne Fresina
Fresh Pick / January 6, 2016

Fresh Pick for Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 is HOW TO RESCUE A RAKE by Jayne Fresina #RomanceWednesday – book club choices About HOW TO RESCUE A RAKE Reject his marriage proposal Nathaniel Sherringham has returned to Hawcombe Prior a changed man. Gone is the reckless rake who went out on a limb to propose to Diana Makepiece three years ago. Now Nate’s mysterious new wealth has the town’s rumor mill spinning. To stir things up (and get Diana’s attention), Nate boldly announces his plans to marry “any suitable girl” under the age of 25. Run away Diana, now 27 and still single, is acutely aware of Nate’s return. When her mother suggests a trip to visit a cousin in Bath, Diana leaps at the chance to escape the heartbreak and regret she can’t help but feel in Nate’s presence…and avoid his irritating charade to find a bride. But for Nate, Diana has always been the one. He might just have to follow her to Bath and once again lay his heart on the line to win her attention-and her heart. Buy HOW TO RESCUE A RAKE: | Kindle || iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Powell’s Books…

Sneak Peek of DOLCE by Rachel Blaufeld
Author Guest / January 6, 2016

Ready for a sneak peek at the upcoming book from Rachel Blaufeld? Well, here’s a glimpse at the cover … …and the back cover as well! So be sure to add DOLCE to your GoodReads Shelf or just go ahead and pre-order today! Giveaway What do you think about the cover of DOLCE? FIVE lucky commenters will win their choice from Rachel’s current collection! About Rachel Blaufeld The Unofficial 411: First and foremost, I consider myself a reader. With my nose forever stuck in a book and most recently, my iPad, I always wanted to write! Now I do, and the best part is connecting with readers and chatting. I wish there were more hours in the day for this— Officially: Rachel Blaufeld is a bestselling Coming of Age, Romantic Suspense, and Sports Romance author. A recent poll of her readers described her as insightful, generous, articulate, and spunky. Originally a social worker, Rachel creates broken yet redeeming characters. She’s been known to turn up the angst like cranking up the heat in the dead of winter. Turning her focus on her sometimes wild-and-crazy creative side, it only took Rachel two decades to do exactly what she wanted to do—write…

Nicole Helm | How do you celebrate release day?
Author Guest / January 6, 2016

Well, I hate to disappoint, but I can’t say my answer is very exciting. I’m not a big ‘celebration’ type person. I’m more than happy to spend birthdays and anniversaries at home (as long as there’s cake), and to treat most days like any other. Being the center of attention isn’t exactly the most comfortable place for me—that’s why I’m a writer and not, say, a singer. (Well, that and I can’t carry a tune to save my life). But, that doesn’t mean release days aren’t special! It’s always exciting when a book you’ve worked so hard on is finally available for people to buy and read. So usually at least part of the day is spent sharing some excerpts and talking about the book on social media, trying not to continuously inundate people with my excitement over the book FINALLY being here. Because, by the time a book is out on shelves, it does feel like finally. I probably first came up with the book idea over a year prior, wrote it and edited at least six months before it makes its way to shelves. So, it’s always kind of a miracle to get to that place where it’s…

Kathy Lyons | Wow, it’s January!
Author Guest / January 6, 2016

I am sitting at my (brand new!) computer for the first time in a week. Everyone has left from the holiday and it took me an hour to re-assemble my writing space from where I’d thrown things to hide them from company. I still don’t know where the new book outline is, but that’s okay. I wasn’t using it anyway. My cat is in blissful, purring heaven as she reestablishes her dominion over our house. She spent the entire holiday hiding from the dogs. We think she was under my bed, but my husband also saw her wedged into a corner behind furniture and a curtain. Amazing how tiny a space my chunky kitty managed to wedge herself into. But all is done. Company (and all dogs!) are gone. Guess what I’m feeling. Exhausted. I will sleep for a week and then think about taking a shower. Confused. Who bought all this food that is now living in my refrigerator? And who is going to eat it? Blissful. The house is quiet again except for happy cat purrs. Why did I ever think I wanted 18 people here for Christmas? Terrified. I haven’t looked at my email in a week….

Jodie Andrefski | Top 10 Best Ways To Attract A Guy’s Attention
Author Guest / January 6, 2016

We’ve all been there, right? Some totally hot guy attracts our attention and we are left to figure out how to get him to notice us. Sometimes it can be tough to get the man of our dreams to see as us more than a friend or acquaintance or… horrors upon horrors, the buddy of the girl he really likes. So to help make sure that doesn’t happen, I’ve put together a list of the top ten ways to attract a guy’s attention. *Disclaimer: While if you follow these steps, your man-candy is just about guaranteed to notice you, there is no guarantee he might not end up a tad frightened and run for the hills and/or issue a restraining order. But hey, true love is worth the risk, right? Be mysterious. Nothing lures a guy in like wanting to know more. If he asks your name, make him guess, even if it takes a while. Think Rumpelstiltskin. His natural curiosity is bound to make him fall in love with you. Give him thoughtful presents. After all, who doesn’t like gifts? Homemade is always nice. One suggestion is a scrapbook you’ve made with you and your boo’s faces superimposed on…