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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl's Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5. View website

Beach Tips and September at the Seashore Sale @DonnaFaz #99cents #mgtab

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Beach Tips and September By the Sea SaleSeptember at the Seashore can be a beautiful experience. The water is still warm enough for swimming and surfing. There is an end-of-summer silkiness to the salty breeze. The sunshine is glorious and golden. School is back in session and family vacations are over which means there is plenty of sand to spread out your blanket. Here are a few beach tips to help you breeze through your end of summer visit. And after you’ve read the beach tips, keep reading! You’ll learn about the September at the Seashore Sale!

  • Baby powder is amazing when it comes to removing sand. Just sprinkle some powder on your skin and the sand falls off.
  • Consider cutting out the suit linings of children’s bathing suits so that large accumulations of sand don’t create droopy drawers.
  • Mesh bags are perfect for storing sand toys. The mesh allows airflow which will dry the toys quickly, and sand will fall right through the mesh.
  • Bring along some leave-in hair conditioner and apply it when you get out of the ocean to prevent tangles as your hair dries.
  • Freeze the water in your water bottle. It will serve as an ice pack to keep your lunch cool, and when you need a drink, the water will be nice and cold.
  • Clean out last year’s sunscreen tubes and use them to hide valuables. Simply cut the flat end with scissors, wash, dry, then apply strips of Velcro to the inside and, ta-dah, the perfect hiding place.
  • Bring extra zip-close plastic bags to protect cell phones, e-readers, and other electronics. When you’re ready to go home, use the plastic bags to carry those seashell collections home.
  • Apply vinegar to sun-kissed skin (be careful not to get it into your eyes). Wait 15 minutes and then shower in cool water. The vinegar will balance the skin’s pH level and take out most of the sting. It also reduces blisters that lead to peeling. This beach tip really works!
  • Don’t bring expensive sunglasses to the beach! One big wave hits, and the glasses are gone forever. Instead, purchase cheap glasses that offer protection but won’t leave you sad if they’re lost at sea.

Now that you have the beach tips you need, go out there and have some fun!

Need a beach read for your September at the Seashore? Try THE WEDDING PLANNER’S SON, Book 6 of the Ocean City Boardwalk Series. Save $2 for a limited time when you buy this book for just 99¢. This is a limited time offer.

The Ocean City Boardwalk Series isn’t just fun in the sun—love is waiting on those sandy shores!

Tawny McNealy is a driven, high-achiever who fully expects to someday take over and run the family accounting firm. But when an attempt is made to use her as a pawn, Tawny flees to the only place she’s ever felt truly free and happy—the beach.

Jack Barclay spends his summer days creating romantic seaside weddings for lovers. His laid-back attitude has served him well over the years. He feels stressing out about work only causes a person to miss the best parts of life.

Jack and Tawny are as different as sea and sky, but the fascination they find in each other’s company can’t be denied. Can they withstand the crazy twists that fate tosses their way?

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Beach Tips and September by the Seashore Sale

Donna Fasano
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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Dealing With Adversity by Donna Fasano @DonnaFaz #mgtab

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Life is full of ups and downs, joys and sorrows, and often huge, unexpected twists. One thing is certain; at some point in our lives we’re going to encounter adversity. The desire to fast-forward through times of hardship is completely natural. However, dealing with adversity can be a positive experience that leads to enormous personal growth.

The number one rule you should remember when difficulty lands on your front doorstep is that you are not alone. Every person on the planet has to face dealing with adversity at some point or other. How you view the problem will surely affect the final outcome. Your immediate thoughts might be of fear and defeat, but close the door on those ideas. You’ll increase your chances of overcoming adversity if you remain optimistic and keep a calm, level head.

Dealing With Adversity

I’ve heard it said that it’s not what happens to us but how we respond to what happens that makes all the difference. Never forget that you are in control of how you respond to people, circumstances, and events. Rather than reacting, strive to stop, think, respond.

Dealing With Adversity

As you gain experience in dealing with adversity, you will find new and better pathways that can lead to revelations and breakthroughs that you never expected. Difficult times can bring knowledge about our inner strength and fortitude, and can develop in us a deeper sense of compassion, patience, resolve, and myriad other traits. And even though you might not succeed in completely overcoming the hardship, it doesn’t have to be a roadblock. What seems like a dead-end might—upon reflection—turn out to be the perfect start toward bigger and better goals. It’s all in how you choose to look at it.

When dealing with adversity, are you usually able to overcome fear with fortitude? If so, is it an instinctive process or something you much consciously apply?

Dealing With Adversity

The protagonist in MOUNTAIN LAUREL is a woman who is forced into dealing with adversity. Laurel acts out of fear and impulse, but she does so boldly and with great determination. After seeing her younger sister heading in a dangerous direction, Laurel decides to take matters into her own hands. Can you say kidnap? Yes, she whisks her sister away from corrupting influences, and while in the glorious mountain retreat, she meets an amazing man who offers her his help with her angry, resentful teen-aged sibling. Before the story ends, Laurel discovers the profound bonds of sisterhood, realizes the depth of her own fearless resolve, and finds the absolute love of her life. I hope you’ll take a look at MOUNTAIN LAUREL, available in these retail outlets:

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“…perfect, page-turning romance.” ~eBookLuver

Mountain Laurel By Donna Fasano

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You can learn more about me on my website, or you can sign up for my newsletter here. Looking for a delicious dessert recipe? You can turn ordinary brownies into out-of-this-world confections! Find the recipe here. Have a wonderful, romance-filled day!

Happy Reading,

Donna

Donna Fasano
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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Planning a Family Reunion by @DonnaFaz #mgtab

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Planning a Family ReunionAre you thinking of planning a family reunion? The perfect weather of fall—sunny and mild—makes for a great time to get everyone together. Family Tree Magazine has a great article called 10 Steps to Family Reunion Success which offers helpful tips and advice for planning a family reunion. And I found this Pinterest page that has some suggestions, too.

Start by picking a date and location. Choosing a theme might be a good idea for some families. Gather a team to do the organizing. Don’t forget to come up with a budget that works for everyone. Come up with a menu that accommodates all diets (meat-eaters, vegetarians, diabetics, etc.). Be prepared with a backup plan (you know, just in case Uncle George forgets to bring the ice or cousin Sandy doesn’t show). Get the word out by mailing invitations, using social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc), and making phone calls. On the big day, offer something for everyone: appropriate music for the older generation, games, crafts and a place to play for the kids, and don’t forget to provide a place to sit, catch-up, and reminisce.

To some people, family is everything… and planning a family reunion is a wonderful way to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Speaking of family… I have bundled together three books from A Family Forever Series which is coming out on August 21st.

Planning a Family Reunion A Family Forever Box Set

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Other titles in the series:

An Accidental Family, Book 4

Nanny and the Professor, Book 5

 

 

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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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Scorching Summer Sale!

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It’s August and the Scorching Summer Saletemperatures are hot as fire. To celebrate, I’m offering a scorching summer sale! You can get the first three books of The Ocean City Boardwalk Series in this box set for just 99¢. That’s a $7.00 saving off the regular cover price. So… what are you waiting for? Take advantage of this scorching summer sale now! This price is good through August 5th.

About the series: Sara, Heather, and Cathy are best friends. Through the years they’ve cheered each other on, celebrating each victory, and they’ve been supportive through every crisis. Join them as they face love and loss… and learn to hold tight to the idea that friends are your chosen family.

The Ocean City Boardwalk series, where life isn’t just fun in the sun—love is waiting on those sandy shores!

Don’t miss this scorching summer sale! Find the bundle:

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I’d also like to offer you a recipe for a frozen summer dessert that’s sure to cool you down.

Summer Coconut Peach Dessert

Ingredients:

3 cups raw cashews

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

2/3 cup coconut oil, melted

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 cup agave nectar

2 fresh peaches, peeled and thinly sliced

Preparation:

  1. Prepare cashews: Place nuts in a bowl and cover with water. Soak for several hours to soften, drain. Discard water.
  2. Combine the cashews, lemon juice, coconut oil, coconut milk, and agave in a food processor and process until smooth. This may take a few minutes so be patient.
  3. Line a greased sheet pan with wax paper. Allow paper to hang over the edges of the pan to make removing easy. Pour cashew mixture into pan, spreading evenly.
  4. Place the pan in the freezer and chill for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove from freezer and layer peach slices on top. While I know you’d like to eat this right away, you really need to freeze for at least 2 additional hours.
  6. To serve, remove from freezer and let sit for 5 minutes before slicing into squares. Place any leftover squares in a covered container or zip-top bag and store in the freezer. Keeps for about a week.

 

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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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When Opposites Attract by @DonnaFaz #mgtab #NewRelease

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My newest book, The Wedding Planner’s Son, is a light-hearted, fun story that features two characters who are opposites. And you know what they say about opposites, right? They attract! Nothing is more entertaining than watching what happens when opposites attract.

Here are three quotes that fit Tawny:

Anything worth achieving is worth overachieving. ~Lois McMaster Bujold

You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved. ~Unknown

Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe the dedicated. ~Unknown

Here are three quotes that fit Jack:

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. ~Ernest Hemmingway

No man is a failure who is enjoying life. ~William Feather

When you love what you have, you have everything you need. ~Unknown

Seems like everyone has at least one “when opposites attract” experience. So now I must ask… Have you ever fallen in love with a person who is your polar opposite? What’s your “when opposites attract” story? Please post a comment.

New Release! The Wedding Planner’s Son, Ocean City Boardwalk Series, Book 6.

When Opposites Attract

The Wedding Planner’s Son

The Ocean City Boardwalk Series isn’t just fun in the sun—love is waiting on those sandy shores!

Tawny McNealy is a driven, high-achiever who fully expects to someday take over and run the family accounting firm. But when an attempt is made to use her as a pawn, Tawny flees to the only place she’s ever felt truly free and happy—the beach.

Jack Barclay spends his summer days creating romantic seaside weddings for lovers. His laid-back attitude has served him well over the years. He feels stressing out about work only causes a person to miss the best parts of life.

Jack and Tawny are as different as sea and sky, but the fascination they find in each other’s company can’t be denied. What happens when opposites attract? Can they withstand the crazy twists that fate tosses their way?

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Because this series is so popular, here are all the titles in the series:

Following His Heart, Book 1

Two Hearts in Winter, Book 2

Wild Hearts of Summer, Book 3

An Almost Perfect Christmas, Book 4

Grown Up Christmas List, Book 5

The Wedding Planner’s Son, Book 6

The Ocean City Boardwalk Series, Books 1-3 Bundle

Donna Fasano
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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Turn Ordinary Brownies Into Extraordinary! #Recipe #Foodies #mgtab

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Double Chocolate English Toffee BitsHave plain ol’ brownies ever made you yawn? Here’s a pick-me-up that is sure to make you smile. When the box of brownie mix sitting in my pantry made me say, “Meh,” I knew I needed a solution. Quick. So I concocted this fast and easy fix that will turn ordinary brownies into extraordinary! I’ll never look at brownies the same way again.

I call these Double Chocolate English Toffee Brownies and my husband LOVES them.

Bake a batch of brownies as directed on the box. As soon as you pull the pan out of the oven, sprinkle the brownies with 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate pieces (use more, if you like). I use Nestles Mini Morsels because they melt faster than the regular sized chocolate chips. Wait about five minutes and then use a butter knife to spread the chocolate evenly over the top of the brownies. While the chocolate is still lusciously melty, sprinkle about a cup of Heath English Toffee Bits over the top. Wait until the brownies cool and then cut into squares. Delicious!

Do you have a quick and easy fix that changes a recipe from ordinary to extraordinary? Please share in the comment section below.

While I have your attention, can I tell you about the newest book in my A Family Forever Series? A REASON TO BELIEVE is a cute little fairy tale that’s chockfull of Irish Folklore. It’s available in ebook and in paperback. I hope you’ll look for it!

A Reason To Believe

About the book: It seems like a grand idea, temporarily trading her pixie wings for a womanly form to help handsome widower Paul Roland with his baby girl. And the moment she holds the precious bairn in her arms, Fern knows true happiness for the first time.

But Fern never anticipates the dizzying emotions she feels for the man who not only needs her as a nanny, but as a woman whose passion can heal his wounded heart. Suddenly the forbidden fairy rule she gently bends because of the baby is in danger of being irrevocably broken.

Some things are meant to be…

Have a safe and happy holiday!

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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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Live Your Dreams Through Goal-setting by @DonnaFaz #mgtab

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Live Your Dream Through Goal-SettingGoal-setting propels us forward in life. It’s the fuel that makes dreams come true.

That might sound hokey, but it’s true. Envisioning a desire and setting out a plan to get there will make all the difference in a life well-lived. Setting goals helps us to focus. It also helps us avoid procrastination and motivates us to take action.

There are professional goals and personal goals. Both are invaluable.

Because I’m a writer, my professional goals are pretty clear. In the broad sense, I want to continue to create stories and characters that entertain readers. In a more narrow sense, I want to publish the 2 stories I am currently working on within in the next month. Setting deadlines is a great way to keep motivation strong and make forward momentum measurable.

When it comes to my personal goals, my dreams are a little more fluid. I want to travel. Experiencing new things sounds very exciting to me. Another huge goal of mine is meeting interesting people.

Do you make goals for yourself? Also, is spending time planning ways to make your dreams come true important to you? Whether you’re a good goal-setter or not, imagining a new and exciting future is not only inspiring, it’s lots of fun!

Please share some of your goals in the comment section. It doesn’t matter how ordinary or how “wild and crazy” they might be. Also, what are your thoughts on goal-setting? Is it important to you? Why or why not?

An Accidental FamilyIn An Accidental Family, Robin and Jonas have a goal: to do anything it takes to care for their nephew. These two people are like water and oil, but one sweet little boy will force them to see each other differently.

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Donna Fasano
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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Head to the Mountains for Romance by @DonnaFaz

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My husband and I share a love of the outdoors. Early in our marriage, we enjoyed renting a cabin at Herrington Manor State Park and spent vacations in the mountains during different seasons of the year. Although cabin 18 (our favorite!) was rustic, it did have the necessary amenities—an indoor bathroom and kitchen. And there was mountain laurel everywhere!

Some of our favorite activities were picnicking on the edge of the lake and hiking up to the top of the mountain. One day, we happened upon an old grave site. Shafts of sunlight trickled through the high, leafy tree tops and silence permeated the air, giving the spot a truly seraphic feel. Most of all, we enjoyed nightfall, when we would head out to the meadow, spread out a blanket and lie on our backs to take in the glorious show. The stars of the Milky Way are a stunning sight to behold. Especially so, far away from the city lights.

The time I spent in the park left an indelible mark on me. It was here that the idea for MOUNTAIN LAUREL was born. Michael Walker is a rugged forest ranger (of course!). And Laurel Morgan is a young woman who, well, is doing the best she can. Here’s more about the story:

So what if Laurel Morgan hasn’t had a date in years? Her dysfunctional family makes creating a private life next to impossible. But if all it will take to convince her teenage sister to turn her life around is to go on a few dates and have some fun, it’s a bet she can beat. And before she can change her mind, rugged forest ranger Michael Walker agrees to play the part of her ardent admirer.

Laurel is stunned by Michael’s convincing acting abilities. Whenever her sister’s watching, Laurel finds herself wrapped in a heady embrace with a passionate kiss on the way. Her captivating cohort promises a performance that will win her the wager, but when the curtain closes, will she lose the only man she will ever love?

MOUNTAIN LAUREL is on sale for 99¢ through May 23rd. Save $3 through May 23rd!

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Donna Fasano is a USA Today bestselling, award-winning author whose books have sold over 4 million copies worldwide. She’s the recipient of a Cataromance Reviewer’s Choice Award as well as a three-time winner of the coveted HOLT Medallion. If you enjoy the writing styles of Robyn Carr, Debbie Macomber, Barbara Freethy, and RaeAnne Thayne, you will enjoy Donna Fasano’s upbeat and romantic stories.

Mountain Laurel takes place in the hills of Western Maryland.

Donna Fasano
USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR DONNA FASANO is a three-time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, a Golden Heart finalist, and a two-time winner of Best Romance of the Year given by BigAl’s Books & Pals Review Blog. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in two dozen languages. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Paid List numerous times, climbing as high as #5.

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