Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Celebrating Long Contemporary Series Romance

The Get Lost in a Story crew sends our CONGRATULATIONS to the

A COLD CREEK NOEL
RaeAnne Thayne

Caidy Bowman had been the apple of her family's eye--until a devastating tragedy forced her to hide from the world. She was used to devoting her time to the animals on her family's ranch. Then widower Ben Caldwell and his two adorable children arrived in Pine Gulch, and suddenly, Caidy wanted more than a life in the shadows.... 

Harlequin, Special Edition
Gail Chasan, editor
As the town's new vet, Ben needed a place to stay for the holidays--and for his family to heal from their own loss. He absolutely wasn't looking for love again! But Caidy Bowman's sparkling green eyes and sweet smile touched Ben's broken heart, giving him hope for a new future. Their future--if he could convince the beautiful cowgirl that Christmas was a time for new beginnings....

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FROM FATHER TO SON
Janice Kay Johnson
Is an independent cop the best family man?

Niall MacLachlan's one priority is the law. He fought his way from the wrong side of the tracks to earn his badge and won't jeopardize it for anything. After all, trusting his family nearly cost him everything as a kid. So, no. This loner has no desire for a wife and children to call his own. 
Wanda Ottewell, editor
Harlequin, Superromance

So why is his entirely too attractive landlady, Rowan Staley, slipping past all his defenses? 

She and her young family--complete with noisy dog--are everything Niall thinks he doesn't want. But he can't keep his distance when she turns to him for protection from a neighborhood threat. And in the end, letting her go might be impossible.







MAKING HER WAY
Janice Kay Johnson
Wanda Ottewell, editor
Harlequin, Superromance
A child is missing. The words chill Detective Mike Ryan and bring to mind memories of his own tragedy.

He'll dedicate every resource he has until the girl Sicily is found, safe...and alive. His investigation hits a snag with Sicily's aunt and guardian, Beth Greenway. Beth's cool demeanor is at odds with the situation, making him suspicious. She's definitely hiding something. But the more time he spends with her, the less he believes that something is about the missing niece. And with all that contact, Mike sees Beth's vulnerabilities. Suddenly, he wants to protect her, even while he wants to know her secrets.

As the search hits one roadblock after another, Mike's dedication intensifies. He needs to bring Sicily home for Beth...but also for the future he wants with them.

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A GIFT FOR ALL SEASONS
Karen Templeton
Hiring Patrick Shaughnessy to landscape her new inn was strictly a business arrangement. Until April Ross got to know the war-scarred single father…and his irrepressible little girl. Patrick made it clear he wasn't looking for romance. Neither was April. But could she make him see that some risks were worth taking? 

Harlequin, Special Edition
Gail Chasan, editor
The lively, widowed blonde might be the most tempting woman Patrick had ever known, but the returning vet knew a happy ending wasn't in the cards. Still, that was before April started working her magic on his daughter…and on him. Maybe this Christmas was a time for new beginnings—if Patrick had the courage to go with the powerful feelings April had awakened in him….

MULTIPLE CHANCES through Rafflecopter to win an autographed copy of Karen Templeton's A GIFT FOR ALL SEASONS. (north America) Start by leaving a comment.

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A LIFE REBUILT
Jean Brashear

Special Forces veteran Roman Gallardo is a ghost. With the nightmares of his past weighing him down, the best thing he can do is keep to himself. So when a heroic act forces him out of solitude, he's not expecting a connection to a woman as vibrant and alive as Jenna MacAllister. Or as determined to help other people, no matter how hopeless, no matter the cost to herself. 
Harlequin, Superromance
Adrienne Macintosh, editor

He can't explain it, but he's drawn to Jenna and the rebuilding project she's started. And the more he works with her, the more he wants to leave his past behind and act on the intense attraction between them. The temptation is so strong, this could be his second chance at life…at love.








A TEXAS CHANCE
Jean Brashear
After a scandal torches her career, hotelier Sophie Carlisle vows to rise from the ashes. She pours her all into turning a run-down house in Austin, Texas, into a fabulous boutique hotel. Now, with the opening mere weeks away, Sophie is running out of both time and money! 
Harlequin, Superromance
Adrienne Macintosh, editor

So when Cade MacAllister swoops in and offers to help, it seems like a godsend. And yet Sophie is leery. Why would Cade, a hotshot adventure photographer, want to spend his days swinging a hammer for her? Sophie has learned the hard way thateverything has a price—especially trust. With so much on the line, can she risk her career—and her heart—on a wanderer with secrets?

MULTIPLE CHANCES through Rafflecopter to win a digital copy (through Smashwords) of one book from Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES series. Start by leaving a comment. (International)

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NO ORDINARY JOE
Michelle Celmer
Nothing could stop small-town gal Reily Eckardt from heading to Nashville and living the dream…until her car and cash savings were stolen en route. Now she was high and dry in Paradise, Colorado, population 1,632, relying on the kindness of strangers—in particular, bar and grill owner Joe Miller. But why did the single dad have to be so gruff—and cute—while he was being kind? Her mission: save up and split before getting sidetracked by this sexy enigma.
Harlequin, Special Edition
Charles Greimsman, editor

Sure, Joe could offer Reily a job at his bar. Renting her his garage apartment—no problem. But giving her a place in his heart—no way! Poor Joe—it wasn't long before the country crooner had him singing a different tune.   

MULTIPLE CHANCES through Rafflecopter to win an autographed copy of Michelle Celmer's NO ORDINARY JOE. (north America) Start by leaving a comment.

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OUT OF THE DEPTHS
Pamela Hearon 
Kyndal Rawlings thought she'd learned her lesson when Chance Brennan left her to pursue his Ivy League dreams. Yet here she is, in Kentucky, falling for him all over again. Maybe it's being stranded in a cave with him…the same place they first became lovers.
Harlequin, Superromance
Megan Long, editor

Or maybe there's still something between them.

Not that anything will change—even after four tense days of depending on each other for their very survival. Chance needs a certain kind of woman to help him with his career. And Kyndal will never be that kind. But something has changed. Something that will force them to decide what they really want.

MULTIPLE CHANCES through Rafflecopter to win an autographed copy of Pamela Hearon's OUT OF THE DEPTHS. (international) Start by leaving a comment.

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Congratulations to all the nominees for the RITA® in the
LONG CONTEMPORARY SERIES ROMANCE category!
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JOIN US tomorrow as RITA® week 
continues with the INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE category. 
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MULTIPLE CHANCES through Rafflecopter
north America
*an autographed copy of Karen Templeton's A GIFT FOR ALL SEASONS
an autographed copy of Michelle Celmer's NO ORDINARY JOE

international giveaway through Rafflecopter separate
*a digital copy of one book from Jean Brashear's TEXAS HEROES series
*an autographed copy of Pamela Hearon's OUT OF THE DEPTHS

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WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BLACK & WHITE FILM?

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by GLIAS today, ladies. Many congratulations !!

    ~Angi

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  2. Congrats! have fun at the RWA!
    fiorecarole1954@yahoo.com

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  3. Thanks for the kudos Ladies! Just being nominated is a thrill.

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  4. Casablanca is my favorite black and white film.

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  5. The Lady Eve with Henry Fonda and Barbara Stanwyck.

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  6. Thanks so much for hosting us. This is such an exciting week! Headed to Atlanta today. Hoping to meet all of you who will be there!

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  7. The Philadelphia Story is my favorite back and white film. Congrats to all the nominess and the double nominess too

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    1. Ahhh... a definite classic, Tammy. Have you seen BRINGING UP BABY?
      ~Angi

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  8. Congrats to all of the nominees! My favourite black and white films are Casablanca and Miracle On 34th Street.

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  9. Congrats to the nominees!

    I love THE EGG AND I. So cute!

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Pamela Hearon, you are such a wonderful and gracious person. THANKS so much for the chat this afternoon! Best of luck !!
    ~Angi

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  11. Black n white movies? What are those? :p

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  12. I saw CHAPLIN with Robert Downey Jr a while back. That was fabulous.

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  13. Congratulation to all of the nominees! To be honest, I haven't seen any black and white movies before.

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  14. All the old Shirley Temple movies are a favorite of mine. Who could resist all those curly locks and the dimple smile.
    Congrats to each one of you and thanks for bringing us some wonderful books to read.

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  15. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is my favorite black and white film. I love Gregory Peck. Closely followed by PSYCHO which scared me to death the first time I saw it. I actually stood up and screamed and couldn't stop screaming when they turned the chair around...

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  16. No question: High Noon (the original with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly) -- the B&W is almost a 'character' as I think it was done intentionally to enhance the story.

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