April Fool’s Pranksters by @JoanReeves #mgtab

AFB_2400px3200p_NYTI’ve always thought April Fool’s Day was made for fun-lovers. I was in awe of April Fool’s Pranksters. I always spent the week leading up to April Fool’s Day trying to think of a stunning prank.

What I dreamed up was rather innocuous like short-sheeting my brother’s bed or yelling, “There’s a tiger in the yard.” (Hey! I was only a child!)

If Only the Internet Had Been Invented

If I’d had Internet and search engines, my pranks would have been awesome. However, it’s never too late to create an epic prank that will live in the memories of family and friends. If you’re like me and need some inspiration, here are some of my personal favorites.

To share with your kids, try Family-Friendly April Fools’ Day Pranks or 31 Awesome April Fools’ Day Pranks Your Kids Will Totally Fall For. You can pull these pranks on your kids or help your kids prank their siblings.

If you want to prank your co-workers and friends, 25+ Hilarious Pranks for April Fool’s Day is superb. I particularly like #2 and #23. If I had a glass door at home, I’d totally do the balloon fake-out on my husband.

So I guess you see how much I still like the first of April. In fact, I liked it so much I wrote a book and called it April Fool Bride.
About April Fool Bride

Oil heiress Madeline Quinn needs a husband by the time she turns twenty-five in order to claim her full inheritance. Mad Maddie, as the tabloids christened her, has learned the hard way that men only see dollar signs when they look at her.

Maddie decides a marriage of convenience is the only answer and turns to the one man she can trust, her housekeeper’s son who always treated her like a little sister when they were kids.

Jake Becker hasn’t seen Maddie since the night she tried to seduce him. Why should he help the woman who changed the course of his life? Simple. Revenge.

Is it a marriage of convenience or something more? Something that sizzles like steam heat between Maddie and Jake that neither can resist!

April Fool Bride is on sale during April for only 99cents. You’ll find it at these ebooksellers: All Romance Ebooks * Amazon * iBooks * Kobo * Nook * Smashwords.


Did you ever try to pull an awesome April Fool Prank? Tell us all about it and leave your email to be entered in a random drawing for one of my fancy schmancy writing pens that has a little flashlight in the top and a writing journal adorned with the April Fool Bride cover art.

Love means never having to say, “You’re under arrest!”

Ha! April Fool’s!

The cover art for April Fool Bride is not on the journal. The journal features the cover art of Cinderella Blue, another of my sassy, sexy romantic comedies.

Giveaway Terms: (1) Winner chosen by random draw. (2) Comment and email must be left to be entered. (3) Contest ends April 15. (4) Members of Authors’ Billboard are not eligible. (5) Winner will be notified by email. (6) Prize winner must be in continental U.S. (Outside the ConUS, I’ll give away an ebook of Little Book of Sunshinea small volume of inspiration.

There are no Strangers #mgtab #amwriting #Romance @jacqbiggar

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The world of a writer can seem pretty exciting to an outsider. They must belong to an elite group, have a secret handshake, go to conferences, make all kinds of money 🙂

Yes, the list goes on.

And for a few of the really lucky ones, maybe this is true.

But for the vast majority of us, that’s not quite how it goes.

Instead, we plug away at our computers, desperate to get some words- any words- down so that we can say we did it, we made our word count.

Like that is the key to success.

In my experience getting the story onto the paper is only half the battle. It doesn’t matter how good you think your book baby is, if no one knows you’ve written it.

So how do you get the word out without alienating the very people you hope and pray will give your book a chance?



You need to break out of that little bubble of creativity you’ve wrapped yourself up in and enter the world of social media.

I know, words to strike fear in an introvert’s heart.

But, trust me, it’s easier than you’d think.

If you’re fairly new to social media I’d recommend you pick one and get comfortable there first. You don’t need to dive in. It’s all about what you’re comfortable with.

Open an account with your email and an easy to remember password, and you’re under way! Yes, it is that simple.

If you chose Facebook for experimenting and have gone through the steps to set up your profile (FB is very helpful with guiding you, so don’t worry) then you can go ahead and search for family and friends. There’s a little search box in the top left where you can add a name. Facebook will bring up a list of results and you can choose from there who you want to friend.

As you make new connections it’s a good idea to comment on posts that appeal to you, but try to remember the 3 no-no’s; race, religion, and politics!

Over time you will make friends with people who genuinely care about you and your books. Just remember it’s a two-way street; you have to give a little, to get a little.

I’ve made many valuable contacts since I began my writing career. Romance writers are a friendly, supportive, bunch who are more than ready to share their expertise with those who are new in the field.

That’s another great reason for getting comfortable with social media, it’s a learning platform of sorts. As you build your network, opportunities will occur that will benefit you and your career.

You just need to open yourself to the possibilities!

Thanks to Mimi Barbour and The Authors’ Billboard, I’ve been given the chance to participate in two amazing box sets this year!

First is Summer Heat-Love on Fire

Summer Heat FB Party Kindle FBPost

16 All New Contemporary Romances from NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors.

Guaranteed to make your blood run hot. Passion, steamy nights, excitement, and suspense. Something to suit every reader’s taste. Grab a cool drink (you’ll need it!), find a hammock, and curl up for an unforgettable escape.
Tweet: We're having a party, and you're invited! Join us today, March 9/16 from 12pm EST for fun, games, and a Kindle Fire! http://on.fb.me/1ShLd0A

We’re having a party, and you’re invited!

Join us today, March 9/16 from 12pm EST for fun, games, and a Kindle Fire!


And you can pre-order Summer Heat from these retailers:

Google Play: http://bit.ly/1QVFyh8

Apple: http://apple.co/1TVjEcN

Universal (Booklinker): http://myBook.to/SumHeat

BN purchase: http://bit.ly/1VIZ7qJ  or http://bit.ly/SuHtBN

BN UK: http://bit.ly/SuHBNUK

Kobo purchase: http://bit.ly/1XPUCvS or http://bit.ly/SuHKb

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/20CGJBa or http://bit.ly/SuHtGdR

SummerHeatAuthors.com: http://bit.ly/1oI4s7c

Summer Heat Release Party FB: http://on.fb.me/1ShLd0A




Then this fall we’ll be celebrating Christmas in style with twenty never before read novellas by best selling authors from The Authors’ Billboard.

The excitement has begun already with a fun, new contest:

Calling all Christmas lovers!
Do you love the music of the holiday season? If so, the Authors’ Billboard needs your attention! This coming 2016 Christmas, twenty of our authors—New York Times and USA Today Bestsellers—will be putting together a multi-author box collection of brand new, never before published stories to dazzle everyone, but we require your participation.
The theme of our bundle will be CHRISTMAS CAROLS. And we want to use YOUR favorite holiday songs. If you and your song title are chosen, one of the novellas will be dedicated to YOU.
Sound like fun? Please enter the contest by naming your special carols in the box below. You may enter as many times as you like. So what are you waiting for?
Here’s what the winners will receive:
1. Twenty winners will have his/her favorite song chosen as the title and possibly the theme for one of the novellas.
2. That particular story will be dedicated to the winner— twenty in total.
3. And the winners will receive a free copy of the box set (eBook only).

Ho, ho, ho! And good luck!

Love Christmas


Enter Here


So as you can see, there are no strangers, just friends in the making 🙂

Jacquie Biggar


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Happy New Year!!!


Authors’ Billboard


January 1- 31, 2016

Two – $50 Amazon Gift Cards

1 – $20 Amazon Gift Card…

(person who shares this Giveaway the most on Facebook)



Our Christmas Giveaway – 12 Paperback books from the best of the best!! #mgtab



This month our Christmas Giveaway will be different than other months. images

We’ve decided to celebrate Christmas by presenting 12 lucky winners with a paperback book from one of our wonderful authors in the Authors’ Billboard.

Here is the list of the books you have a chance to win:

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Stephanie Queen – Small Town Glamor Girl – Amazon


51n8MqSoYyL__SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Jacquie Biggar – The Sheriff Meets his 51Rhp+B3t+L__AA160_Match – Amazon


Mona Risk – Christmas Babies – Amazon


An+Almost+Perfect+(gray+border)1500x1000Donna Fasano – An Almost Perfect Christmas – Amazon B&N


Mel Curtis – Christmas Actually – Amazon  B&N  iTunes  ChristmasActually

Kobo  Google


51YEwu8BsjL__SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Rebecca York – Dark Powers – Amazon



Denise Devine – Merry Christmas Darling – Amazon  MerryChristmasDarling_Cover_KindleUSA Today

B&N  iTunes


HeroLiesWithin_final_front_cvr_5.1.2013 (1)Patrice Wilton – A Hero Lies Within – Amazon


Traci Hall – Beauty’s Curse – Amazon 51+sNKhTj5L__SX308_BO1,204,203,200_



SEAL My Home - coverSharon Hamilton – Seal My Home – Amazon


Sharon Hamilton – Heavenly Lover – Amazon Heavenly Lover - cover