Okay, technically my birthday is over a week away. But it’s definitely in April. I’ll be celebrating at the Romantic Times Readers Convention in Las Vegas, of all places! But I will be celebrating with wonderful readers, amazing writers and my husband (Big Daddy). I might have to shop a bit, of course. Meantime, I thought since I’ll be turning sixty-years old, I might as well celebrate all month long. So today, I’m going to give away books! I have releases in May and June so I thought I’d give away two of each. So I hope someone will post and get two books and maybe a little birthday celebration surprise in the package, too!
The first book is part of a continuity. I both love and hate continuities. They are challenging to write. (Picture me hitting my head against the wall.) And each time I sign on for one, I always scream “Never again.” But somehow, I keep signing on because the other writers involved are always so much fun and they are smart and clever and I hate to miss time being surrounded by them. Plus, our readers love continuities. They really, really love them. This one was tough to write but I loved my characters and my K9 officer dog Hunter. I hope you’ll like it, even if you don’t read the other five books in the series. My book is the second one. Terri Reed’s Protect and Serve is the April release.
The second book I’d like to give away will be out in June. It’s titled Lakeside Sweetheart and it has my heart. I so enjoyed writing this sweet story of a small-town preacher who looks like a surfer dude but has a faith that can bring the most harden doubters back to God. This is the third book of my “Men of Millbrook Lake” series set in Florida. Rory Sanderson was impatient to have his own story and I was glad to write it for him. I hope you’ll enjoy reading about the quaint seaside town that captured my imagination.
So this is the beginning of my birthday month! If I have to turn sixty, I aim to enjoy every minute of it. What do you like to do on your birthday? What’s the best birthday you ever had? One that stands out for me was when I was offered two book contracts by two different publishers on my birthday (I think I was in my mid-thirties). I celebrated that day at Cracker Barrel and I bought a beautiful sunflower embossed throw that I still have. That was nice. I hope you all have a good birthday, no matter your age or the time of year!