Let’s Do Some Uplifting

Hey, lovely readers: Some week, eh? I don’t know exactly what to say at this moment in time. Although I’m ready to get down to sharing some of our humorous sets, shaking off the demons of our world news for a few minutes seems frivolous and shallow.

And sad.

Let’s take a moment to pray for our young warriors killed in Afghanistan who now reside in Heaven. I favor The Lord’s Prayer, but you do you. I’m sure God has given these boys shelter, comfort, and everlasting love.

But that’s just me. No doubt our global situation affects us all, but what better escape from the cruelty of mortal men than to read a feel-good story or three?

So, let’s do some uplifting.

Humor’s always been my favorite outlet to set the fiends free, if only in our minds, but my husband Joe was a great influencer. Let’s see if I can conjure him up…

First, we’re offering our Cute But Crazy Triple Set: Brighten your day without the heat: #READ #Romance blended with #Comedy! 3 Boxsets loaded with #Love & Laughs. #Amazon https://bit.ly/CBCseries

On a more somber side, I became a widow about two years ago and the first story I wrote earned a Gold Medal award in two contests – I must’ve been numb, OR perhaps the golden spirit of my loving hub hovered over me, so I didn’t go nuts, and enabled me to persevere. But the story has a big taste of humor, and even though the topic is serious, I have some darn fine fun to share in this tale!

The Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal Winner 2020 – Best Novella
During his son’s visit with Santa, an instant attraction between the injured football player and the widow-turned photographer changes everything.
Sonia and Lars’s flirtation is encouraged by both their single parents, but will a hot kiss in the backseat of a limo inspire the young couple to move forward without the parents’ intervention?
Embrace the fun when Sonia’s mom and Lars’s dad alleviate their yesterdays and prove by example that happily ever after’s do exist – Complete the equation with the lure of the Holidays as these four people rediscover the magic of Christmas, with a New Year’s surprise. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZKCGDV5

It’s not too early for the Holidays – We at the Authors’ Billboard are creating new Christmas stories that will Melt Your Snow. I’m writing a story about a Mermaid and her Secret Santa – in the meantime, check out these two USA Today Bestselling sets before they’re retired. Big bangs for your bucks, I promise~

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God bless you all and stay safe – give each other hugs.

Thank you! xoxo @mimisgang


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About Susan Jean Ricci

Susan Jean Ricci is a USA Today, Multi-Award-Winning Author, and is best known for her Cindy's Crusades Series, starring the hilarious duo Cindy and Jay DeMatteo. These characters were first introduced in the multi-award-winning novel Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems and return to entertain you in its sequel The Sugar Ticket. The third saga Don't Bruise the Bananas was released in 2021, and Ms. Ricci is currently composing the next story in the series Kissing Off the Maelstrom.    Cindy and Jay's mischief-making continues in these shorts: A Sweet Snafu, Christmas with Niagara, His Sacred Vow, Passion's Secret Ingredient, and Turning up the Heat. Ms. Ricci launched her new series Love's Salvation which includes other stand-alone works of fiction and short stories and, her pride and joy, the nonfiction, best-selling RONE Finalist Running On All Fours, and is penning Restoring Christmas Magic for her Love for the Holidays Series.     A member of the RWA, The Authors' Billboard, and the Independent Authors' Network, Ms. Ricci creates Women’s Fiction, Humor, Romance and Romantic Suspense. Many of her titles earned various awards and have been recognized as Novella and Holiday Novellas in the IAN 2022, Semi-Finalist in the Kindle Book Review Awards 2022, Novella Finalist with the IAN 2021, Outstanding Novella Award Winner with the IAN 2020, Gold Medal Award Winner in the Reader’s Favorite Awards 2020, and Finalist in the Outstanding Novellas Categories 2019,2018, 2017, the Women's Outstanding Fiction Winner in the IAN 2016, Bronze Award Winner for Humor in the Reader’s Favorite Awards and Silver Awards in the Global eBook Awards 2015.   

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