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Fresh Pick | THE HUNDRED GIFTS by Jennifer Scott
Fresh Pick / February 13, 2016

Fresh Pick for Saturday, February 13th, 2016 is THE HUNDRED GIFTS by Jennifer Scott About THE HUNDRED GIFTS The national bestselling author of The Sister Season shares a new novel about a woman who discovers the spirit of the season is truly in the giving…. With the holidays around the corner, empty-nester Bren Epperson realizes that for the first time in decades, she has no large family to cook for, no celebration to create. So she starts teaching a holiday cooking class, and it’s a hit—until Virginia Mash, the old lady upstairs, bursts in complaining. Rather than retaliate, Bren suggests that the class shower Virginia with kindness—and give her one hundred gifts. So they embark on the plan to lift a heart. Along the way, amidst the knitting and the making and the baking, they’ll discover the best gifts can’t be bought and family celebrations can be reborn. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED Buy THE HUNDRED GIFTS: | Kindle | | iTunes/iBooks | Kobo | Google Play | Powell’s Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR About Jennifer Scott Jennifer Scott also writes award-winning young adult fiction as Jennifer Brown,…

Teri Anne Stanley | Romantic Comedy at a Romance Conference
Author Guest / February 13, 2016

Thanks for inviting me to visit on my ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE WITH THE BIKER release tour. AiLwtB, besides being a big long title, is one of Entangled Publishing’s “What Happens in Vegas” stories, set at a Romance reader and writer’s convention…in Vegas. Best. City. Ever. For romantic comedy. Next to reading and writing romance, there’s nothing much I love more than laughing—especially at myself. And when I started writing Quinn and Kellie’s story, I realized I had the perfect opportunity to take a few pokes at those of us who live for those stories that make our tummies (and other body parts) tingle. But I have to tell you–I’ll take on any media snob who disparages romance as somehow inferior to other forms of entertainment. On the other hand, we can’t take ourselves too seriously, right? And if you’ve never been to a romance convention, it’s crazy pants WITH sauce. There are readers from everywhere. All KINDS of people. Young women wandering around at ten A.M. wearing bustiers and cowboy boots and carrying daiquiris. Grandmotherly types in nice sweater sets hanging on the arms of cover models. Grandmotherly types wearing bustiers hanging on to huge, undulating bags of books. There…

Lynette Eason | Favorite Things, Travel and TV
Author Guest / February 13, 2016

I thought I’d talk about a few of my favorite things. Of course the song from The Sound of Music immediately popped in my head! You know, “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…” etc. Anyway, I’ve been singing that song ever since. And yes, that movie is one of my favorites. I have a lot of favorite things, such as good food, a warm day at the beach (NOT hot), a beautiful sunset, hanging out with good friends, a good movie that’s not predictable, but I suppose my most very favorite of all, second to eating chocolate, would be traveling with my family. As a child, my parents traveled a lot and took my brother and me with them quite a bit. It’s always exciting to see new things, meet new people and visit new places. I’ve been a lot of places, including Hawaii, Paris, London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Czechoslovakia, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and more, but one of my very favorites is San Diego, California. Yes, right here in the United States. My husband, Jack, and I took our children last April for Spring Break. We flew out and spent the week exploring San Diego, Los Angeles, and…