Happy – cough – New Year! Load your eReader and snuggle in. #mgtab

I was going to write a peppy post to celebrate 2019, something that started off with something like, Hey, we’re two weeks into our New Year, how’s it going? Fabulously, I hope!

And then I was going to share some of the dreams I’m dreaming for the next twelve months, some of the goals I’m aspiring to, some of hopes that I have (because I am one of those people—the list-making, journal-filling, overthinking types. ?)—but then I got sick.

No sympathy needed, as it was just a bad cold and I’m well on the mend now. However, it did remind me that sometimes, yes, you want to cheer and yell, “Go me!” and make copious plans on piles of bright colored sticky notes—but other times you want to burrow into the couch, wrapped in blankets, your well-stocked eReader on your lap, a furry friend snuggled close, and a mug of soup or tea in hand. ‘Tis definitely the season for that!

And on that note, especially since we’re going into a weekend, I thought I’d help you load your digital bookshelves, so you’ll be prepared for some lovely “shut in” nights—though hopefully without sniffles or a bad cough. ?

Read all the books? Challenge acceptedHere we go! As most of you know we Author’s Billboard authors have a treasure trove of box sets under our belts—with memes and themes and romance tropes to fit any mood. The wonderful Suzanne Jenkins has put them all in one place for your perusing and buying pleasure. They’re a great way to discover new-to-you authors and genres—but also just to stockpile the types of stories you already know you love. Have fun!

 

 

If you’re craving immersion in a whole new cozy world and longing for the fun of a connected series, I’d be honored if you give my just-released River’s Sigh B & B Vol. 1 – 4 collection a try. It contains the first 4 novels in the series (which are all full-length, standalone novels with HEAs) and offers all the fun of revisiting old characters you love (or hate, LOL) while you fall in love with new ones.

Amazon ~ iBooks ~ Nook ~ Kobo ~ Google 

 

Last but not least, for any of you kindred resolution-making, goal-oriented spirits who, while perhaps sympathizing that I was sick, were simultaneously disappointed that I didn’t share goals or resolutions in this post or provide an inspiring, motivating call-to-action, One to Keep will be right up your alley. Sophie always has lots of goals, too, and she’s especially full of determination and resolve this year, so much so that she has a special holiday planned to celebrate her newest resolution. A holiday for one, thank you very much.

 

 

Okay . . . that should keep you busy for a while. (I hope you stocked up on tea and easy snacks too!)

Wishing you a lovely, book-filled, germ-free weekend,

? Ev

Until next time . . .

River's Sigh B & B box set. Stay cozy!

Celebrate with us – it’s a party!! #Facebook #prizes #contests #mgtab @mimisgang1

Only 1 more sleep!!

I have no idea how Tuesday, October 16th can be almost upon us, but it is! In just one more sleep, LOVE, CHRISTMAS II will hit digital bookshelves everywhere, and you’ll have more reading pleasure ahead of you than you can even imagine, LOL. 
All 26 brand-new novellas are titled after favorite holiday movies. 
Stock up on yummy book-worthy beverages and snacks now!

If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of 

Love, Christmas 2 
for just .99 cents, grab it today:

Release day is – Oct 16th!!  
AMAZON.COM AMAZON.CA AMAZON.CO.UK ~ AMAZON.AU
KOBO ~ iBOOKS ~  NOOK 

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Celebrate with us! ? 

Don’t forget to join in the celebrations at our launch party on Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17! A couple of you contacted me, asking what a Facebook Party is, so in case it’s new to you too, let me explain. 

In a nutshell, it’s an online get together on a pre-arranged date and special page on Facebook. People who want to “attend” click the link beforehand to say they’re interested, then click to say they’re going. 

Then, during the party hours on the party day, you go to the link again and it’s “live.” People (in this case, me and the other Love, Christmas 2 authors, in assigned 20-minute slots) post in real time and you reply and respond to posts as you feel moved. The prizes, of which there are TONS, are usually won via random draws. You get your name entered based on easy to answer questions or small tasks. 🙂 Don’t be intimidated. These kinds of events are very fun and very easy! You’ll figure it out, super fast. Still in doubt? Just come! You won’t be sorry. 🙂 (And if you really hate it, LOL, you can duck out right away. :D) 

I’m starting the party off at 12:00 noon PST (3:0 p.m. EST) on Tuesday and really, really hope you’ll join in on the fun at the:  

Facebook Party Extravaganza! 

See you there! 

P.S. Can’t make the party during the “live” event hours? Come by any time Tuesday after 12:00 noon PST until Thursday 7:00 p.m. and scroll around, make comments, get entered in draws and have a blast.

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I propose a CHALLENGE – with $100 Amazon gift certificate / or a Paypal payment as the prize.

As you know, we are trying to reach the USAT list with our new 99 cent Authors’ Billboard collection “Love, Christmas 2” and we need help in one area.

Of course it’s sales – but not just any sales. We need to sell as many books as possible to readers who support: B&N ~ Kobo ~ iBooks 

Therefore to encourage you, our readers, who buy books at those venues, if you reply with a link showing a purchase from any one of these 3 places, we will enter your name into the Giveaway. You can enter as many times as you have purchase slips. The draw will be picked on Oct 23rd.

Just email your proof of purchase to: authorsbillboard@gmail.com  

Thanks for your support, everyone!!

(No restrictions or purchases necessary to enter.)

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Announcing the winners for the September Fresh Fiction Contest! #mgtab @mimisgang1

♥ Sending a big thank you to the dear contestants who participated in the “The Christmas Movie (Box Collection) Contest” held by Fresh Fiction in September for the “Love, Christmas 2 Collection. Your support IS so appreciated.

Here is the final list of winners and their authors:

Mimi Barbour              Yvonne T. Cruz

Leanne Banks            Jennifer Beck / Donald Lee Beck

Aileen Fish                 SarahJane

Traci Hall                   Sarah Riddle

Susan Jean Ricci       Myrna Ray

Alicia Street               Candy

Natalie Ann                Rachel in memory of André

Stacy Eaton               Tina Ricci

Dani Haviland            Sally Scully

Rachelle Ayala           Tasha Handa

Ev Bishop                  Gaelen Schwindt / Angela Baldwin

Nancy Radke             Shirley Hegdal

Tamara Ferguson      Julia Deaton

Alyssa Bailey             Susan B.

Mona Risk                 Cissy Coleman

Katy Walters              Clare

Joan Reeves              Sandy Lamm

Jacquie Biggar           Tracy Petit

Stephanie Queen       Renee S Grandinetti

Taylor Lee                  Jennifer

Donna Fasano           Terri James

Cynthia Cooke           Sharon Henderson

Suzanne Jenkins        Author Viv Drewa

Jen Talty                     Hollie Donner

Rebecca York            Taylor

The 26 hard-working authors in this wonderful Christmas bundle belong to The Authors’ Billboard, a group dedicated to making the lives of these professional women a little bit easier.

Because we all work together and help each other to reach as many folks as possible, our goals seem more attainable, and we’re a lot happier not having to walk this lonely writer’s road alone.

We’d love to have you join us on our website to keep track of Love, Christmas 2 and the authors who’ve participated in the collection. Since our dream is to make the USAT list, we need a lot of good karma from you – our supporters.

If you haven’t signed up for our weekly newsletter and would like to, here is the sign-up link.

http://authorsbillboard.com/newsletter-sign-up

Thank you again for your support,

Everyone here at the Billboard wishes you good times and the very best for this coming holiday season, ♥ ♥

Mimi Barbour

~Founder – Authors’ Billboard~

Sweet or Hot? What Kind of Romance Do You Read? @AliciaStreet1 #mgtab

When it comes to reading romance, I love that there are so many different kinds to choose from. And once you’ve chosen a genre—contemporary, historical, or paranormal—you have more choices within that. One of those choices is about whether you want the bedroom door open or closed.

In sweet romance you will never see the characters go beyond kissing. In hot romance, you get steamy love scenes on the page. As an author I write both kinds, and as a reader I like having the option to choose according to my mood.

Valentine’s Day is coming and Authors’ Billboard is putting out some great boxed sets to celebrate it. I wrote THE SWEETHEART TEST as a sweet romance that will be featured in the SWEET AND SASSY VALENTINE bundle now available for pre-order.

My book, LOVERS IN TRAINING is a hot romance that will be part of A VALENTINE SHE’LL REMEMBER that is also now available for pre-order.

Both multi-author boxes have both sweet and hot romances with something to please every reader!