Hey all! I hope you’ve had a great week! Nothing too exciting here – though I did finish the first draft of my next novella (still untitled, but book 2.5 in the Brides of Bellas Montagnes series – book 1 releases in August and this novella will be free for newsletter subscribers!). It was also VBS week – which is my FAVORITE week of the summer!!! I get to spend time with grown-ups! Tuesday, I worked at Panera, finished up the SPLASH! party and then wrote the end of the first draft of that novella. Wednesday, I got to go on a date night with my hubby!!! Thursday, I went out for dinner/random shopping with two friends (one of whom is one of my best friends and the other is HER best friend who I’ve known slightly for a long time but we bonded over books a couple years ago and now she’s one of my first readers! In fact, she’s the only one who’s read that novella and what I have of Hand-Me-Down Princess). Friday, another friend and I went to a town about twenty miles away to pick up the Craigslist Wii U we bought (not part of our original plan ;)), dinner at Olive Garden, then to her house to watch Netflix because our movie was sold out :p. Today, VBS is over, but we cleaned A LOT, then we took the kids to Jurassic World followed by surprising them with the new Wii U! We had fun playing it – and now my three younger kids are spending the night at my sister’s. You’d think that would mean me and the 13yo would have lots of mother-daughter bonding time, but…instead, I’m headed to bed early as soon as I finish this ;). I also got Finding Mr. Write and Finally Mr. Write up on all non-Amazon platforms! YAY! Finding is free on all platforms but Amazon (but it should be there soon). YAY!
As always, if you’re a winner, please email us at
prizes at inspyromance dot com
Winner of Belle Calhoune and Katy Lee’s winner is Jennifer Tipton!
Monday: Valerie Comer talked about refreshment!
Tuesday: Heather Gray hosted Lucie Ulrich, author of The Rose Ring. Giveaway winner is SARAH VENABLE!
Wednesday: JoAnn Durgin talked about the legacy of quality craftsmanship – and picnic baskets!
Thursday: Autumn Macarthur introduced us to Alastair from More than Friends in the SPLASH! collection.
Friday: Staci Stallings about being gentle with yourself.
Saturday: Deb Kastner talked about roses!!
Monday: Narelle Atkins
Tuesday: Marion Ueckermann
Wednesday: Belle Calhoune
Thursday: Carol Moncado
Friday: Lee Tobin McClain
Saturday: Happy Fourth of July!
News & Notes
A Pinch of Promise (Taste of Romance 2) by Elizabeth Maddrey
Splash! BOX SET by Narelle Atkins, Valerie Comer, Autumn Macarthur, Heidi McCahan, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Carol Moncado, Lynette Sowell, Jan Thompson, and Marion Ueckermann is now available for pre-order at 99¢.
More Than Friends (The Macleans: Catriona) by Autumn Macarthur
Sweet Serenade (Riverbend Romance 3) by Valerie Comer
Time and Tide by Lynette Sowell
The Lifeguards, the Swim Team, and Frozen Custard by Carol Moncado
Orphaned Hearts by Marion Ueckermann
His Perfect Catch by Narelle Atkins
Nursing the Soldier’s Heart(Village of Hope 2) by Merrillee Whren
Splash! BOX SET by Narelle Atkins, Valerie Comer, Autumn Macarthur, Heidi McCahan, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Carol Moncado, Lynette Sowell, Jan Thompson, and Marion Ueckermann is now available at 99¢.
Summer of Love BOX SET by Leah Atwood, Valerie Comer, JoAnn Durgin, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Lee Tobin McClain, and Staci Stallings is now available at 99¢.
Love Brings Us Home BOX SETby Hallee Bridgeman, Valerie Comer, JoAnn Durgin, Kimberly Rae Jordan, Staci Stallings, Lynette Sowell, and Debra Ullrick is on sale for 99¢.
Hand-Me-Down Princess by Carol Moncado available to preorder for a special price of 99¢.
The Wedding List (Love in Store 1) by Autumn Macarthur
To Protect and Serve (Courage 1) by Staci Stallings
His Baby Bond (Sacred Bond 1) by Lee Tobin McClain
Greater than Rubies (Jewel Series 2) by Hallee Bridgeman
Trixi O. says
Here it is Thursday the 2nd f July & I am desperately trying to catch up to myself and these blogs…lol!! Nothing spectacular happened, just the general busyness of life. You know, where your only plan for that day is to do nothing but catch up on emails, blogs and Facebook posts….but somehow something happens and then before you know it, your day is done! And it seems as if you are trying to get on top of that hill but not being very successful. I’m sure you’ve never had that happen to you before..haha!
VBS….boy do I miss those days when my kids were little and used to attend! Now I’m looking forward to my little granddaughter being old enough for me to take her! She’s only 16 months old, but before I know it, she’ll be school age….oh boy do these times fly! I’m just enjoying her while she is this small, because I KNOW these young years go by way to fast!
Hoping you are enjoying your Wii and some bonding time with the kids over it. We don’t have any game systems here, guess hubby & I are just not that into it! And your writing sounds like it’s going pretty good :-)
Congrats to last weeks winners! And as always, looking forward to this week’s posts. Blessings to you and yours, Carol!!