Beach Book Blast’s “Warm Winter Reads” Day Two!

Sit back, fill your coffee mugs or tea cups (or wine glasses) and enjoy a second day of Warm Winter Reads from The RG2E’s Beach Book Blast Author Friends!!!

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***And thanks bunches to RG2E Featured Authors Lily Silver and Janice Lane Palko for sharing the scoop…

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Welcome to a Reader’s Paradise!

So many of us believe in the adage:  You get what you pay for..  That is true, but not always.  A recent report from Digital Book World reveals that the average price for a top-25 bestselling book has fallen considerably, dropping from a high in October of $11.37 to $8.23.  What’s that have to do with you?  Everything!  It’s never been a better time to be a reader.  More people are writing books giving you, the reader, more choices, and since the prices are coming down, it means you get more bang for your book-buying buck.  It’s a veritable reader’s paradise.   And speaking of paradise, this is the last day to snag some great read from those authors who hang out at the Beach Book Blast site as well as being the last day to register to win the spectacular prizes they are giving away.

Below is a sampling of those being offered:

A little world travel, a little romance, and a lot of suspense!

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From the beaches of California to Jamaica, New York, and Europe, Emily finds herself on a madcap race against time, running from an unscrupulous organ broker who wants her dead, all the while checking items off her unusual bucket list. On top of it all, she’s falling in love with the most unlikely person, a man who can never return her feelings . . . but will his friendship be enough?

Buy Links for Carpe DiEmily by Riley J. Ford:

Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
Smashwords.com

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A little epic fantasy makes the winter blahs go away:

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A tiny Mesopotamian town becomes ground-zero for this fantasy fiction retelling of mankind’s most epic story about the battle between good and evil, the clash of empires and ideologies, and the greatest superhero to ever walk the Earth, the Archangel Mikhail.

Buy Links for Sword of the Gods by Anna Erishkigal:

Amazon.com 

Smashwords.com 

Kobo 

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Escape to Ireland of the past for mystery, romance & magic set in a haunted castle:

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**Released January 1, 2013—-Lily is offering a free digital copy to RG2E readers who request it by leaving a comment here with their email address below.

In 1802, Notorious rake Kieran O’Flaherty flees to Ireland to hide from the scandal attached to his name. At Roisin’ Dubh Castle, Kieran meets Rose De Lacy, a determined spinster who follows the philosophy of a revolutionary feminist.  Can Kieran convince Rose marriage is not the life indentured servitude she imagines it to be? As an adept at the magical arts, Kieran also struggles to free his ancestral home from a menacing evil that craves the blood of the innocent.

Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
Smashwords.com

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Embrace the Magic:

Get the first three books of The Claire Wiche Chronicles in one set!

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Claire Wiche is an ordinary woman, running her Wicca shop, The Wiche’s Broom, in an ordinary California beach town. But Claire wasn’t always ordinary, and she isn’t quite human. This special boxed set includes the three novels:

*  Rest For The Wicked

*  A Gathering of Angels

* Carry On Wayward Son

Buy Links for The Claire Wiche Chronicles by Cate Dean:

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

Kobo 

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An officer and a billionaire playboy join forces to help a town after a devastating storm:

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She’s spent her life avoiding love. Captain Charlotte “Charlie” O’Brien, a doctor in the United States Navy, returns to her home in North Salem, Massachusetts to visit her family and make an important decision about her future.  Mother Nature has other plans when a hurricane strikes, flooding the town and throwing Jake Sherbrooke in Charlie’s path.  Initially she believes Jake is nothing more than a rich playboy, but quickly, she learns that he is so much more.

The Billionaire Playboy by Christina Tetreault; 

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords.com

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A little intervention from a Saint, and some very sassy bar patrons:

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Peg McMaster has been praying to St. Anne, the patron saint of housewives, to find a suitable wife for her son before she dies, and she believes that Anne’s arrival on the Feast of St. Anne is the answer to her prayers. With the aid of St. Anne and the rest of the characters who frequent the bar, Peg conspires to bring Anne and Gerry together in this charming, heartwarming tale that readers have described as spirited, sparkling, and sassy.  St. Anne’s Day will make your day too!

St. Anne’s Day by Janice Lane Palko:

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords.com

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Another New Release for January; A Time Travel Romance!

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Two lovers separated by an evil curse…
It is 1807. Adrian Segrave, Viscount Bournemouthe, and Lady Emmaline Deramore are about to wed. But a mysterious Frenchwoman has her ambitious sights on the groom. When she sets her cruel plan in motion, she leaves devastation in her path.  A quest through time…

Heartbroken, Emmaline embarks on an adventure she’d never imagined. There is one thing she wants more than any other — to get back her man. When she finally finds her prize, he does not have a single memory of her, and her worst nightmares are far from over. Is this love meant to be, after all?

An Eternity of Roses by Natalie G. Owens:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

Smashwords

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The Hot Shots is a romantic comedy with James Bond elements for fun and fast paced action with passion.

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The snap on the story:

If you were a Boston decorator, would you jump off the USS Constitution into Boston Harbor with a perfect stranger?

You would if he looked like hunky Chauncey Miller.  She goes on the run with Chauncey to set a trap for the mad man in London. But once Chauncey catches the mad terrorist, how will she ever be happy to return to her life as a decorator?

Buy Link For The Hot Shots by Stephanie Queen:

Amazon.com

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Exotic places and hot romance that’s sure to warm your blood:

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Book 2 of the contemporary romance Challenge series, set in Nigeria. Three friends. Three challenges. Are they willing to risk everything for love?

Paul isn’t ready to forget the dark-haired beauty or their scorching night together so he plans to have Ijay right where he wants her—in Abuja, working on his latest business project by day and enjoying the pleasure of his bed by night. When Ijay arrives, she’s wearing another man’s engagement ring. With the explosive desire between them threatening their priorities and loyalties, the stakes get higher by the minute.

Who’ll be left standing at the altar when Ijay walks down the aisle?

Sale price for eBook: $1.99 from Amazon or All Romance (for a limited period). Usual price: $3.99 

eBook Available at:

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnesand Noble | All Romance eBook | Kobo | Diesel | WHSmith

Paperback Available at:

AmazonUS | AmazonUK | Barnesand Noble | BookDepository | Createspace

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There you have it, our Sunday line-up for the Beach Book Blast Warm Winter Reads Event.  Leave a comment below requesting one of these great reads. You could be a lucky winner of free e-book.

And don’t forget to stop by our Beach Book Blast Blog to register to win a $50 Best Buy gift card so you can get some fabulous new accessories for your e-reader.

Thanks for joining us.

Lily Silver and Janice Lane Palko and the rest of the Warm Winter Reads Authors!

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I’m in Ebook Heaven, Beach Book Blast-ers!!!

Totally superfab awesome sauce selections!!!

Thanks bunches for sharing with us and for the Ebook Gift Copies and other terrific prizes too! Y’all rock!!!

The Best of RG2E Reading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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The Beach Book Blast Authors are Back with their “Warm Winter Reads” Event!

We’re all in for a treat this weekend, RG2E Peeps!

It’s time for another Beach Book Blast Event!!!

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Here to tell you all about it – including the Ebook Gifts, huge prizes (like a  $50 Best Buy Card and a $25 Gift Card from your choice between Amazon, Barnes & Noble or iTunes), and individual author prizes too – is RG2E Featured Authors Lily Silver and Janice Lane Palko!

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Hi RG2E Readers!

It’s nearly two weeks since we celebrated the arrival of 2013, and the writers from the Beach Book Blast knew that once we flipped the calendar and settled into January, you would be looking for some fantastic stories to fill your e-readers.  Seventeen of our authors are offering books to warm up your winter reading.  Many of you may have just received your first e-reader as a gift and are not sure about embracing paperless books, but that brings me to another new year that is soon approaching—Chinese New Year.  This is the year of the water snake.  According to Chinese legend, the water snake is a formidable creature because even though it is small, it can swallow an animal much larger than it.

E-books are the water snakes of the publishing world.  While we are confident that paper books will never completely go away, e-books and e-readers are gradually swallowing up the traditional publishing world, and once you download our books, you will know why.  Indie books are the wave of the future!  Take a look at the ones featured below and start reading today.  Also, make sure to drop by the BBB site and register to win a $50 Best Buy gift card so you can get some wonderful accessories of your e-reader. Second and third prizes include gift cards from digital outlets for more e-books.

Happy New Year from the Beach Book Blast authors!

Our Featured Beach Book Blast Warm Winter Reads Day One: 

New Release by Donna Marie Rogers from the Series Welcome to Redemption. (Book # 7)

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Sheriff Chase Lowell has never been more scared in his life than when he discovers the diner where Hannah Porter works has been robbed at gunpoint. He’s been in love with her for as long as he can remember, but has kept his feelings in check because she’s his best friend’s little sister.

Buy Links For Never Let Me Go by Donna Marie Rogers

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords.com

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Another New Release for January; small town romance at its best. This is the companion story to Donna Marie Roger’s Never Let Me Go, (Welcome To Redemption Series #8).

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After escaping an abusive ex-husband, Jenny Clark focuses on making ends meet from one day to the next. Then she meets her new apartment building manager, and the passion in his kisses dare her to believe she could have a second chance at love.

Buy Links for Hold On To Me by Stacey Joy Netzel:

Amazon, Apple iTunes, AReKobo, SW

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Everybody loves a murder mystery!

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When Presley’s boss is found hanging she thinks its suicide until the police discover its homicide. Who would want to kill the owner of a high end women’s boutique? Presley’s not sure but she’s determined to find out.

Amazon.com

Audible Audio Edition

Barnes & Noble.com

iTunes

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Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!

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 Hearts, cupids, and diamond rings … bah humbug!

Amanda Goodwin inherited her Valentine grinchness from her Grandpa George, so when she returns home for her Grandma’s Valentine’s Day wedding, it’s bah humbug all the way. Until, that is, she encounters her grandpa’s ghost. Fortunately, she’s not in this alone.

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Kobo.com

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E-book boxed sets are all the rage this year:

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       Dance ‘n’ Luv Collection by Alicia Street & Roy Street  

Three Complete Novels plus a short story!  

The Dance ‘n’ Luv series shines a spotlight on women of the dance world. Not necessarily the stars, but the unsung heroines, the dilemmas they face and the men who capture their passions. 

Special Boxed Set Includes three full length novels:

*  Kiss Me, Dancer

* Touch Me and Tango

* Stars, Love and Pirouettes

**Plus Snow Dance, the short story prequel to the three novels!

Buy Links for Dance ‘n’ Luv by Alicia Street and Roy Street:

Amazon.com

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Add some southern mystery and romantic suspense to your life!

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Private Deception is the first novel in the Jade O’Reilly Mystery series by Amazon Bestselling Mystery and Romantic Suspense Author Tamara Ward. The novel’s prequel, the short story Jade O’Reilly and the Ice Queen, joins Jade O’Reilly and the Mysterious Musician, a short story that follows Jade on an adventure after this novel. In all three, action and light romance combine with engaging characters and humor for page-turning whodunits set in the fictional coastal town of Sweetwater, NC.

Buy Links for Private Deception by Tamara Ward:

Amazon.com

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

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Even a perfectionist needs a little help:

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Harry Chambers is a workaholic and perfectionist, and it is these traits that leave him stressed at a time of fun – Christmas. He wants to get the office’s directory done by the deadline but it isn’t working out, until his aunt Geraldine comes along and tells him ‘A trouble shared is a trouble halved’ and he doesn’t need to work alone. Harry discovers that colleague, Carol is there to help, and she does, getting him more organised. As she helps him day by day, Harry falls in love with her, and realises that ‘A trouble shared’ is certainly a trouble halved.

Buy Links for A Trouble Shared by Julie Day

Amazon.com

Smashwords.com

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Add one hot firefighter and some spicy, sexy romance to your nights:

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A firefighter desperate to save his failing marriage earns the trust—and the sexual submission—of his controlling wife in the most pleasurable of ways. Hoping that the trust required by BDSM will help them rebuild their faith in each other, Jamie and Erica embark on a journey of sexual exploration. But is it too late to repair their crumbling marriage?

Buy Links for Under His Command by Kristine Cayne:

Amazon.com

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Leave a comment here letting us know which little gem above would make your day. You may be the one to win a free e-book copy of your choice.

And stop by the Beach Book Blast Blog:

http://beachbookblast.blogspot.com

to read more about these fabulous authors,their efforts to warm up those cold winter nights and your chance to win more prizes!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Janice Lane Palko & Lily Silver

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This is just fabulous Beach Book Blast-ers!!!

I actually bookmark your RG2E Posts and then use your wonderful books as my To Be Read Lists!!! Whatever I’m in the mood for, y’all have it!!!

Thanks Bunches for your Ebook Gift Copies and for all of your other terrific prizes too! U rock!!!

The Best of RG2E Reading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

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Beach Book Blast is Back with a New Fall Book Release and a Thanks for Great Books Blog Hop Too!!!

Welcome, RG2E Readers, to the BBB (BeachBookBlast) New Fall Book Release and Thanks for Great Books Blog Hop. I know that’s a mouthful, but isn’t that what Thanksgiving is all about—appreciating the abundance in our lives? With that in mind, have we got a treat for you! Today and tomorrow, November 25-26, nine of our awesome and talented WG2E Street team members are celebrating the release of their latest books. You can find all the fabulous new releases and their buy links at our BBB page here.

In response to your suggestions that we offer ways for you to get to know us better, each author has written a blog about what fantastic book, author, or character has most influenced them. We’d love for you to participate in this opportunity to share your favorites with us and tell us why you’re grateful for great books. In addition, each author is offering some special prizes, gifts, and giveaways to randomly chosen commenters that stop by their blogs today and tomorrow. Links to all the blogs can be found at our BBB page. Also on our main page is your chance to enter to win our grand prize giveaways for participating in the hop. Prizes include a $25 and $10 gift card to Olive Garden and a car. Ooops…sorry…no car. But I got your attention, didn’t I? I hope to see you there!

Here is a sampling of some awesome new books on sale today and tomorrow. Please stop by the author’s blogs and let them know how much you appreciate them for writing great books!

Debra Burroughs- The Heart of Lies-$0.99 at Amazon

Stacy Green- Into the Dark- $4.76 at MuseItUp Publishing paperback available at Amazon and B&N

Stacey Joy Netzel- Rising Above (Still Waters part Two) On sale Nov.25-26 only $0.99 regular $2.99

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Smashwords, Kobo, ARe

Lily Silver-The Rock Star next Door- $3.29 at Amazon

Janice Lane Palko-A Shepherd’s Song- $2.99 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords

Blessings,

PJ Sharon

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Wow, Pj!!!  Beach Book Blast it totally rockin’ the house again!!!  My one-click-buy trigger finger is going to get a workout the next two days!!!

Thanks bunches for all of your Ebook Gifts and other special prizes too!!! 🙂

See y’all tomorrow for more Beach Book Blast Books!!!

The Best of RG2E Ereading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder

RG2E Featured Author Janice Lane Palko “Steals” People from Her Life for Her Characters

Happy Monday, RG2E Peeps!

Welcome to The RG2E and/or Welcome Back!

RG2E Featured Author Janice Lane Palko “steals” people…and she’s giving us the scoop on how she does it for the characters in her books.

Take it away, Janice…

Hi Readers:

I’m ashamed, but I must confess to you.  I’m a thief.  No, I don’t pilfer glittering jewels, original paintings, or even packs of gum.  What I do steal are your words, experiences, mannerisms, and emotions.  In other words, I’m a writer.  British author Nina Bawden is credited for saying that “All writers are thieves.”   I couldn’t agree with her more.

Recently, I released my first novel, a romantic comedy entitled St. Anne’s Day.  The book is littered with looted lines, embezzled experiences, and misappropriated mannerism.  Although she is not the main character of the novel, Peg McMaster, is the mother of Gerry, who is the heartthrob of the novel.  Anne, our heroine, against her better judgment, has fallen for him.  I’ve had numerous readers contact me to say how much they love Peg because she seems so real and comes out with some hilarious remarks.  She should seem real—I stole her from life.

Actually, I stole both my maternal and paternal grandmothers and fused them to create Peg, a character who often upstages the others.  My maternal grandmother, Gert, was a cigarette-smoking, novel-reading, vulgarity-speaking easy going sort.  Although she was Catholic like Peg in the book, she rarely went to church.  However, she did send lots of money to religious charities who, to show their deep appreciation, sent her such holy trinkets as thermometers embedded in plastic fish skeletons and glow-in-the-dark rosary beads.

Conversely, my paternal grandmother, Agnes, never smoked, never swore, never read novels and went to Mass several times a week and was a more structured type.  Amazingly, both of my grandmothers liked and respected each other.  Perhaps because they both spoke so colorfully.  If something startling happened, Grandma Aggie would exclaim, “Oh, God help us,” while Grandma Gert would snap, “Son of a b*&#ch!

Many of the things Peg says in the book have come directly from their lips.  When Pegs tells Anne about how she got pregnant with Gerry when she was in her 40s, she says. “ Well, they always say, as long as you’re in the army, you can always get shot.”  I stole that line from Grandma Aggie, who once said that about a relative who had a “change-of-life baby.”

Later in the novel, Anne, who is Peg’s nurse, asks Peg how she is feeling.  Peg replies, “like a lily dipped in sh*t.”  Need I say, that I stole that one from Grandma Gert?  Peg collects religious artifacts like Grandma Gert and believes butter is it’s own food group.  Like Grandma Aggie, Peg has white cotton candy hair, prays regularly and worries about everyone’s immortal soul without coming off as sanctimonious.

Both of my grandmothers are now dead, but I often wonder what they’d think of my stealing their words and traits for use in St. Anne’s Day.  I’m not quite sure, but in my mind I can hear Grandma Aggie saying “Lord help us, I’m so happy I’m going up for a bust,” and Grandma Gert saying, “Well, I’ll be damned.  That’s me in your book!”

Can you think of a character from a novel that seemed so real that you could almost imagine them stepping off the page into real life?  Who is the most wise-cracking character you can recall from a novel?

About St. Anne’s Day

Fired from her job after a temper outburst, Anne Lyons accepts a position as a private duty nurse for an elderly spitfire, Peg McMaster, who is recovering from heart surgery. When she meets the woman’s handsome son, Gerry McMaster, an instant attraction is ignited.  Though he may be the city’s most eligible bachelor, he reminds Anne too much of her callous ex-boyfriend.

To escape the life that took his father’s and that threatens his, Gerry has avoided love at all costs, earning him a reputation as a charmer who goes through lovers faster than a premenstrual woman goes through chocolates.   Then he meets Anne, and suddenly Gerry is fighting feelings he’s run from for years.

Peg has been praying to St. Anne, the patron saint of housewives, to find a suitable wife for her son before she dies.  When Anne arrives on the Feast of St. Anne, Peg believes her prayers have been answered and plots to bring Anne and Gerry together in this charming tale that will make you laugh and cry..

St. Anne’s Day is available on:

Amazon   Barnes & Noble Nook  Smashwords 

Price: $2.99

Enter to win one of 3 Ebook Gifts of St. Anne’s Day that I’m giving away.  

Also, don’t forget to sign up at my blog to receive my newsletter which will alert you when my soon-to-be released Christmas romance A Shepherd’s Song is available.

Tom Shepherd is anything but a hero.  A senior physics major at ThreeRiversUniversity in Pittsburgh, he just wants to make some easy cash.  On the last Sunday in November, he arrives to sell the Christmas season’s hottest toy, So Big Sammy, for three times its retail price to a buyer, but a snafu lands him in the middle of a bone marrow drive benefitting four-year-old Christo Davidson, who has leukemia.  When everyone there—including the media covering the event–assumes that Tom has come to give the toy to the sick boy, Tom has no choice but to give it away.

Lauded by the media as a hero and bestowed with the nickname The Good Shepherd, Tom finds himself an overnight celebrity.  When Gloria Davidson, a fellow student and Christo’s relative, seeks out Tom to thank him for being kind so kind to her little cousin, Tom, bewitched by her beauty, embellishes his character and lies to further impress Gloria.  Tom asks Gloria out, beginning a relationship that will lead him to examine everything he believes.  On Christmas Eve, Tom finds himself facing choices that will affect not only himself but also Gloria and Christo.  Tom must choose between sacrifice and honor, love and loneliness, life and death.

A Christmas romance with the charm of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol and the spirit of It’s a Wonderful Life, A Shepherd’s Song, with set your soul to singing.  

About Janice

Janice Lane Palko has been a writer for more than 15 years.  She is currently the executive editor of Northern Connection and Pittsburgh 55+ magazines, where she also pens a column and contributes regularly to the magazines’ content.

Her work has also appeared in publications such as The Reader’s Digest, Guideposts for Teens, Woman’s World, The Christian Science Monitor, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  In addition, her essays have been featured in the books A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration, A Cup of Comfort for Expectant Mothers, and Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul. 

Janice has won several awards for her writing including the prestigious Amy Foundation Award of Merit, and she has a bachelor’s degree in Writing & Literature from Union Institute & University.

Connect with Janice here:

Blog:  www.thewritinglane.blogspot.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/janicelanepalko.writer

Website:  www.janicelanepalko.com

Twitter:  @janicelanepalko

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6475435.Janice_Lane_Palko

Google+:  https://plus.google.com/u/0/113342631851150766666/posts

Email:  janicelanepalko@gmail.com

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Thanks sooo much for sharing with us, Janice, and for treating three RG2E Peeps to Ebook Gift Copies too! U rock!

I’ve got a sweatshirt that says “Be careful, you might end up in my next novel”…and it’s sooo true and reminds me of exactly what you’re saying here! 🙂

The Best of RG2E Ereading Wishes — D. D. Scott, RG2E Founder