Thursday, July 20, 2017

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas?

We are in full blown summer here in my neck of the woods in Texas, and it's hibernation time.  You know what I mean. When the temperature creeps up to over a 100 degrees and its not fit for man nor beast outside most of the day.

When things get hot here in the Alford house, my thoughts naturally drift off to cooler times. And when I think of cooler weather, well, I think of Christmas.

And when I think about Christmas, I find myself wanting to start making Christmas decorations.

So today, I though I'd share some of my favorite craft ideas for the upcoming the Christmas season.



I love this idea because it seems easy enough and you can add lights to it, giving it a special look.

 
 
Not sure if I can pull this one off or not. But I'm looking forward to trying it.
 
 
 
 
This is one of my favorites from last year. The melting snowman. I think it would be fun to make with the granddaughters.
 
 
 
And this sign that pretty much defines the meaning of Christmas for me.  
 
 
So what about you? What's your favorite way to decorate for Christmas...even if its only July.
 
 
All the best...
 
 
Mary Alford

 
 

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Pursued: A Christian Romantic Suspense Boxed Set Book Bundle Collection


If you love Christian Suspense, then Pursued is for you. Seven Christian Suspense authors have put together a boxed set bundle for you to enjoy for just .99 cents.

 
NOWHERE TO RUN by MARY ALFORD:

When you don’t know which way to turn, the most dangerous place to fall is in love…
Surrounded by death and lies, the last thing Dr. Jordan Scott needs is to fall in love.
Jordan thought she knew her boyfriend better than anyone…until a Detective Riley Donovan confronts her with the truth about her brother’s death. His murder was no random act of violence. And Caesar is the prime suspect, which puts her directly in the path of danger.
 
 
 
 
IMPERFECT by CHRISTY BARRITT:

A book signing in the mountain town of Perfect seems just like what novelist Morgan Blake needs to revive her creative juices. Her trip there takes a wrong turn when she’s involved in a hit and run—she’s hit a man, and he’s run from the scene. Before fleeing, he mouthed the word “help.” Once in town, she searches for answers about the man’s identity. But the deeper she digs, the more she suspects she was lured to town for an ulterior purpose. Only one man can help her . . . if he survives in time to reach her.
 
 
 
 
THE UNRELENTING TIDE by LYNNETTE BONNER:

Widowed former-Hollywood-actress Devynne Lang has been living a quiet life in the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest. For years, she's hoped her fabricated death would keep her identity safe from the public, and more to the point, from the stalker who forced her into hiding. But strange things have been happening around her place and this time, with a daughter to protect, she can’t afford one mistake – even if it means letting Carcen Lang get close enough to help.
 
 
SAVING GRACE by LESLEY ANN McDANIEL:

When an obsessive fan forces opera singer Tracy Fontaine to change her name to Grace Addison and go into hiding in a small Montana town, the last thing she wants is to get to know the locals. Now, not one but two men have worked their way into her daily routine, much to the chagrin of a jealous local girl, who insists on prying into Grace’s past and stirring up deadly trouble. Will Grace find love in Madison Falls…or will her stalker find her?
 
 
 
 
PREY by LISA PHILLIPS:

Mark Heyland is on the run with a flash drive of information...and his sister. His past is catching up, and they need the help of the sibling they've never met.
Samantha Kurter is a sheriff's deputy in Buckshot, Colorado. But even being a former Marine isn't going to help when a dangerous criminal abducts the sheriff's long lost brother.
Lives are on the line and loyalty is tested as Samantha's daughter is put in danger. How will they survive a night being hunted as prey?
 
 
 
IDENTITY THEFT by ALANA TERRY:

After a devastating accident stole her fiancĂ© and robbed her of a normal life, Lacy does what she can to move on. It’s hard enough living in Glennallen, Alaska with its negative-fifty-degree winters and mosquito-ravaged summers. Things get even more complicated when she meets Kurtis, an Alaska state trooper, and his delightful four-year-old daughter who would love nothing more than to make Lacy her new mom.
A traumatized past makes it hard for Lacy to commit to this new relationship, especially since she can’t shake the nagging suspicion that her fiancĂ© isn’t dead like the police reports claim. All she wants is closure, but as she seeks out real answers, she discovers how deadly the truth can actually be.
 
 
 

HOMECOMING HOMICIDE by VIRGINIA VAUGHAN:

When a case of mistaken identity has Kim Clarkson accused of a crime she did not commit, she must rely on her newfound faith and the investigative skills of her husband, homicide detective Mike Clarkson, the man whose heart she broke—and hopes to win back—in order to see her name cleared. He’ll have to look past his own pain and distrust to uncover the truth and protect Kim from the real killer who is determined to see her blamed at any cost.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

New Release And Giveaway For REBEL IN A SMALL TOWN by Kristina Knight!


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Rebel in a Small Town
(Slippery Rock #2)
Kristina Knight
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance

He's not giving up his family without a fight

James Calhoun has never been able to resist Mara Tyler, or her knack for mischief. Her reputation as a reckless teenager drove Mara from their hometown. So Slippery Rock is the last place James ever expected to see her, and Mara's timing couldn't be worse. With the upcoming election for sheriff, she threatens the squeaky-clean image James needs to win. Because Mara has brought with her the result of their steamy affair: his two-year-old son, Zeke. After the initial shock, James is determined to have both his family and career. He just needs to convince Mara that her home is where it's always been. With him.


Other Books in the Series

Famous in a Small Town
(Slippery Rock #1)
Kristina Knight
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
May 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance

Lifestyles of the small-town famous

Forced to leave Nashville after a scandal, Savannah Walters has come home to Slippery Rock, Missouri, with a bruised ego and her singing career in jeopardy. As if that isn't humiliating enough, on her way into town she's rescued by her swoon-worthy childhood crush, Collin Tyler.

His hands are full running the family orchard and dealing with his delinquent teen sister, so Collin doesn't need to get involved with someone as fiery and unpredictable as Savannah. But the intense attraction between them can't be denied. And when disaster strikes, they'll both be surprised by who's still standing when the dust settles.


And coming September 2017...

Breakup in a Small Town
(Slippery Rock #3)
Kristina Knight
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
September 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance

This isn't the man she married… 

Jenny Buchanan never considered what "for better or for worse" meant when she married Adam Buchanan at nineteen. Six years and two little boys later, "for worse" arrives in the form of a tornado that ravages Slippery Rock and injures Adam. Now he's a stranger to his family…and love won't be enough to bring him back. 

Only when Jenny asks him to move out does Adam become the husband she needs…but Adam isn't the only one who's changed. As their attraction sparks back to life, Jenny and Adam must learn what it is to grow up—and grow together—before this small-town breakup lasts forever.


 
 
 

MY REVIEW:

Welcome back to Slippery Rock, Missouri. A small town where everyone knows everyone, including their secrets.
One thing I love about a book series is that it allows you to return to your favorite place and find out what’s happening to some of your favorite townsfolk.
Such is the case with REBEL IN A SMALLTOWN, where author Kristina Knight takes us back to Slippery Rock, Missouri and this time, we get to read Sheriff James Calhoun’s story.    
James has been crazy about Mara Tyler since they were teenagers, where Mara had a reputation of being one for getting into mischief, which eventually was the cause of her leaving town.
A romantic tryst between the two some years later, results in a baby that James knows nothing about.
Now, Mara is back in town and trying to redeem herself and prove to the town and herself that she’s not the rebel everyone believes her to be, which is more difficult than Mara thought.
As the romance between James and Mara reignites, both struggle to overcome their preconceived notions of each other and find their happily ever after. And what a happily ever after it is.
While there are some adult situations in the book, it’s an entertaining small town read that makes me look forward to Ms. Knight’s next Slippery Rock book.
 
 
 
 
 
About the Author


Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way, she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after.

Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Introducing Author Julie Arduini’s June Release: ENGAGED


 

 
 
 
When There’s No Plan B

About Julie Arduini’s June Release: ENGAGED

 

                When I wrote book one in my Surrendering Time series, ENTRUSTED, Trish Maxwell was in New York City fulfilling a dream job. Although Trish spent time in Speculator Falls, she made it clear that she resented the Adirondack mountain community. Of all the characters in the village, Trish definitely was not the nicest.

                Fast forward and in book three, ENGAGED, Trish is the heroine. She’s back in Speculator Falls without a career, living with her parents. Life has not worked out like she planned. More than not having her dream job, she left her hometown in a hurry without saying goodbye to hardly anyone. The senior citizens she used to take care of at the senior center are angry. Her ex-boyfriend eventually got over his hurt and married the girl who replaced her at the senior center. Trish returns home with no friends and no prospects in her field.

                Trish’s mom offers her a job at the department store she manages, and as Trish mingles throughout the community asking forgiveness of those she hurt by leaving with a superior attitude and without saying goodbye, they all ask the same thing---what’s next? She realizes her education and dreams were all invested in getting an events planning job in New York City. She has no idea what comes next.

                ENGAGED has been fun to write and explore the theme of finding commitment when there is no Plan B. Trish gets in all sorts of predicaments as she tries to forge a new path as someone who can be trusted to stick around. When she meets paramedic Wayne Peterson, she also has to take him and his son into consideration as she decides what she wants to do. The department store isn’t a passion for her, but it’s close to home and helps her family. Creating window displays throughout the Adirondacks is something she loves, but it would require a lot of marketing, travel, and fundraising. And the bright lights of New York City haven’t completely dimmed for her. Trish has a lot on her plate as she discovers who she is and what she’s supposed to do.

                I remember as a new college graduate, I was certain my adult life was going to be in Rochester, New York in public relations. Each resume I sent out was with visions of what my apartment would look like, who my colleagues would be. Not long after graduation I became a Christian, and even so new in faith, I realized doors were closing for my dream. Not only did I not end up in Rochester, I was back in my hometown, living at home. When I did get a job, it wasn’t as much publicity as it was human services. Only God knew that the job would be a decade long ministry adventure where I placed senior citizens fifty-five years and older into not for profit volunteer positions. That plan not only gave me many grandparents after never having any growing up, it gave me a delightful blend of characters you see in the Surrendering Time series.

                Does Trish ever find what she’s meant to do? Can she be grateful for the death of her dream and exchange it for God’s plans? Well, you need to read ENGAGED to find out. I believe you’ll enjoy her story, available on Amazon June 26.

                How about you? Have you ever had to exchange your dreams for God’s plans? I’d love to hear your story!
 
 
 

 

About Engaged: Surrendering the Future

Book 3, Surrendering Time Series
Trish’s Story
One Sentence Hook:
Trish Maxwell returns to Speculator Falls with crushed dreams, egg on her face, and the chance to make a new start with the very people and places she used to make fun of.
Summary:
Trish Maxwell’s back in Speculator Falls with egg on her face and a lot of apologies to make. She left the mountain town for her dream job in New York City, only to come back unemployed. With no prospects, she works at her mom’s department store and makes amends as she finds a new passion creating window displays for Adirondack businesses. She works hard and tries to convince the people of Speculator Falls she’s changed for the better.
As Trish pitches in with community events, she meets paramedic Wayne Peterson, the one man who doesn’t seem to judge her. She even makes friends with Jenna Regan, who helps Trish when people demand to know what’s next in Trish’s life. Living in New York City has been her goal, but the more she’s around Wayne and the Adirondack area, the more she’s drawn to revising her plans. Just when Trish thinks the plan for her life’s coming together, a second chance comes her way that could give her every career goal she’s ever wanted, but threaten to tear her and Wayne apart. Can Trish surrender fears about her future and discover God’s plan for her?


 

 

 

About Julie Arduini

 

 
 
 
Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to surrender the good, the bad, and ---maybe one day---the chocolate. She’s the author of ENTRUSTED: Surrendering the Present, as well as ENTANGLED: Surrendering the Past. The last book in the series, ENGAGED: Surrendering the Future, is coming in June. She also shares her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read, and also is a blogger for Inspy Romance. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at http://juliearduini.com, where she invites readers to subscribe to her monthly newsletter full of resources and giveaway opportunities.
 
Monthly Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dCFG
 
 
 
 
 

               

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Blog Tour for HOME TO STAY by Kate James

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Home to Stay
by Kate James
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 312 pages
July 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She's bringing his son home

A missing little boy triggers San Diego K-9 officer Shannon Clemens and her canine search-and-rescue partner into instant action. For the rookie cop haunted by a childhood tragedy, bringing Sawyer Evans's son safely home is more than a job. It's a mission she can't fail… But forging a friendship with the father is a tactical error that could compromise her first solo assignment. Yet the deepening bond between them is almost impossible to resist…

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MY REVIEW:

I loved reading the other K-9 series books by Kate James, and so I was excited for the opportunity to read HOME TO STAY. This story didn’t disappoint. It was an emotional rollercoaster ride.
What would you do if you woke up one morning and found your child missing? For Sawyer Evans, this is his reality. His son Dylan has gone missing while on a camping trip. Sawyer’s frantic fearful search for his son leaps off the pages. His emotions raw and gripping. I could put myself in his place and it was terrifying.
K-9 rookie officer Shannon Clemens is called in, with her sweet dog Darwin, to search for the boy. Sawyer’s missing son reminds Shannon of a child that didn’t come home and she is determined that Dylan’s story will have a different ending.
Through all the twists and turns this story will take you on, you’ll be on the edge of your seat as the search for Dylan goes in unexpected directions and brings up question after question. Who really took Dylan?
Kate James has weaved a wonderful story, filled with heartache and fear…and love. When these two wounded people come together to bring Dylan home, they will have you cheering for them to have a happy ending of their own throughout the entire book. I would highly recommend HOME TO STAY and the rest of the K-9 series.  
 
 
 
About the Author


Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word.

Kate's goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors, with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by email, through her website, her Facebook pageTwitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.
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Prize Pack:
· A gorgeous aqua cross-body bag;
· "Dreamer Extraordinaire" charm bookmark;
· signed copy of When Love Matters Most, the second book in the San Diego K-9 Unit series);
· signed copy of When I Found You, the third book in the San Diego K-9 Unit series;
· an assortment of bookmarks and bookplates; and
· a $20 Amazon gift card.
· (US/CAN - if winner lives elsewhere, will receive ebooks & gift card instead)

Signed Books:
· Six winners who comment on any of the blog posts, will receive a signed book (US/CAN) of their choice from the first three books in the San Diego K-9 Unit series, When the Right One Comes Along, When Love Matters Most, or When I Found You.

Ends July 18th

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Blog Tour for The Renegade's Redmption by Stacy Henrie


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The Renegade's Redemption
by Stacy Henrie
Inspirational Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 288 pages
July 1st 2017 by Love Inspired Historical

Refuge for the Outlaw

When Tex Beckett arrives at Ravena Reid's farm, he's eight years too late for the elopement they'd once planned—and it's far too early to win her forgiveness. He's seriously wounded, though, and she can't turn him away, though she knows better than to trust him. Yes, it's wonderful having help with the farm, and with the orphans she fosters, but if she opens her heart, she'll get hurt again when he leaves. And Tex always leaves.

As a notorious bank robber, Tex is used to danger. Yet reuniting with the only woman he's ever loved is the riskiest thing he's ever done. All he wants is to stay with Ravena and the children. But can he build a new start before his past catches up with him?


Other Books in the Series

The Outlaw's Secret
by Stacy Henrie
Christian Historical RomancePaperback & ebook, 288 pages
February 7th 2017 by Love Inspired Historical

Lawman in Disguise 

Getting taken hostage by a gang of train robbers wasn't in dime novelist Essie Vanderfair's plans, but interviewing these men could make her career soar. Especially since the gang includes legendary outlaw Tex Beckett, better known as the Texas Titan. Tex is famed for his protection of women and children, so she'll be fine…right? 

Keeping the gang in line was hard enough before a stubborn, beautiful writer interfered. Now Tex is scrambling to keep Essie safe, to gather evidence against the gang and most of all to hide his dangerous secrets. First, that he's a detective working undercover. And second, that he's not the Texas Titan at all, but Tex's twin brother, Tate Beckett.


 
 

MY REVIEW

This story was such an amazing journey for me. Filled with rich characters, precious children, a wounded past, and best of all…forgiveness and a second chance at love.
THE RENEGADE’S REDEMPTION was impossible to put down. I read the entire book in one sitting, it’s that good.  
Ravena is a strong woman who is trying to keep the family farm going by herself as well as fulfill a promise she made to her grandfather to take care of five orphans. When her hired hand quits on her, Ravena realizes she needs help to plow the field and plant crops. But she never expected the help to come from the man she once loved and who stood her up. Tex show up in her life once more wounded from a gunshot, when the orphans find him unconscious.
Although Tex has never stopped loving Ravena, he believes he is no good for her after his outlaw past. Once Ravena bandages him up, Tex agrees to help her out. But the more time he spends with Ravena, the more he realizes he wants to stay with her forever. Unfortunately, Tex’s past haunts him, and he turns himself in, but the ending of the rest of the story is nothing what I expected. I loved how the author brought all the pieces of the puzzle together to make a pleasing ending.
This story was such a delight to read. I loved the hero and heroine and was cheering for them the whole time. I would recommend this story to anyone who loves a happy ending. I will definitely check out more stories by this author.  

 
 
 
About the Author


USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will receive  copies of The Express Rider's Lady and The Outlaw's Secret, and a $10 Amazon e-gift card (US only)
- 1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon e-gift card (open internationally)
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Blog Tour for THE CHARM OFFENSIVE by Carri Lynn Webb

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The Charm Offensive
by Cari Lynn Webb
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Winning her over means winning everything

Sophie Callahan is PI Brad Harrington’s best lead to tracking down the man he’s been hired to bring to justice: Sophie’s own thieving father. But when Brad arrives at The Pampered Pooch, just behind a litter of stray kittens, the pet-store owner is the big surprise. This scrappy, huge-hearted woman with charm to spare gets to Brad in a way no one has ever been able to before. She spends her life finding—and making—homes for others: abandoned pets, her young niece. He’ll have to tell her why he’s really here. Which means he’ll have to choose between his sail-away dreams and the chance to build a forever home—with her.


MY REVIEW:
Sophie Callahan comes from a long line of bad seeds, but Sophie is determined to change the course of her life. Raising her niece and running The Pampered Pooch, Sophie has her hands full just trying to survive. And then she meets a handsome stranger who shows up at The Pampered Pooch bearing gifts. A little of tiny kittens. Private Investigator Brad Harrington is there working a case involving Sophie’s father. He isn’t expecting to find himself interested to the feisty pet shop owner. Sophie finds herself attracted to Brad, but there’s too much going on in her life to think about romance. What she doesn’t realize it that Brad is a private investigator chasing her father who is a thief. This story is filled with heartwarming characters and twists and turns. And along the way, Sophie and Brad rise above the bad luck in their lives to find each other, fall in love, and claim their well-deserved happily ever after. What a great story. It will warm your heart. It left me smiling happily at the end. I would definitely recommend THE CHARM OFFENSIVE to anyone looking for a heartwarming romance.
 
About the Author


Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She's been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent's 70 year marriage and her parent's marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn't always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.
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- 1 winner will receive a Baubelle Expandable, Inspirational Charm Bracelet and signed copy of Make Me a Match (US only)
- 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon e-gift card and ebook of Make Me a Match (open internationally)
- Ends July 14th

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Blog Tour for FAMILY OF HIS OWN by Catherine Lanigan


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Family of His Own
(Shores of Indian Lake #8)
Catherine Lanigan
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He's ready to settle down…with or without her

Scott Abbott has always loved Isabelle Hawks. And he's always been her rock. Patient, dependable, strong. But lately, she's been acting like that rock is weighing her down. With her art career taking off, Isabelle has been spending less and less time in Indian Lake…and with him. Scott isn't even sure what they are to each other anymore. They might be friends with a history, but it sure doesn't feel like a future. Maybe it's time for Scott to set her free and focus on his own dreams. A real home. A family. All the things he had hoped to share with her…

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My review:

Sometimes it takes almost losing someone you love to realize how important they are to you. Such is the case in FAMILY OF HIS OWN by Catherine Lanigan. Scott Abbott has been in love with Isabelle Hawks for a long time, but they have different plans for their lives. Scott wants to settle down in Indian Lake with Isabelle, but she is determined to make it as an artist, and to keep Scott as just a friend. Scott believes he has lost his chance with her when she turns down his proposal. He sets her free, letting her live her life the way she wants and go after her dream. Scott moves on, becoming a foster parent to two young children, and tries to accept that friendship is all there will ever be between himself and Isabelle. Soon, Isabelle, realizes no matter how happy she is that her dream is finally coming true, there’s still something missing from her life. Scott. FAMILY OF HIS OWN, is a sweet love story about two friends finding their forever together. Filled with wonderful characters, and heart wrenching emotion, this story was impossible to put down until the end. I had to know what happened to Scott and Isabelle. Loved, loved, loved this book. Thank you, Catherine, for a great read.

 

About the Author


Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of forty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, and more. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into dozens of languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available in E-books on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com, Apple Store, Mobi and Kobo. Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her Vietnam war-based novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference.

Lanigan is the author of a trilogy of non- fiction books regarding angelic intervention in human life: Angel Watch, Divine Nudges and Angel Tales published by HCI and Cedar Fort. Skyhorse published Lanigan’s “how-to” book on writing: Writing the Great American Romance Novel. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid Foundation to write a non-fiction book addressing teen addictions. Ms. Lanigan’s first Young Adult adventure novel, The Adventures of Lillie and Zane: The Golden Flute, was published by Cedar Fort.

Currently, she has published eight novels in the Shores of Indian Lake series for Harlequin Heartwarming: Love ShadowsHeart’s DesireA Fine Year for LoveKatia’s Promise, Fear of Falling, Sophie’s Path and Protecting the Single Mom. Family of His Own pubs July, 2016. She has recently contracted for one more in the series: His Baby Dilemma.

As a cancer survivor, Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. (THE EVOLVING WOMAN). She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs.

Tour Giveaway


- 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
- 1 winner will receive a tote bag and three Shores of Indian Lake books: Katia's Promise, Fear of Falling and Sophie's Path (US only)
- Ends July 11th

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It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas?

We are in full blown summer here in my neck of the woods in Texas, and it's hibernation time.  You know what I mean. When the temperatur...