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Spend July with the #RomanceGems

July is a hot month – and not just with the temps outdoors.

The theme for the romance writers of the Romance Gems for this month is: Steamy Days and Steamy Nights – and again – we ain’t talkin’ about the temps out the front door, hee hee.

Join us, daily, as we explore the month’s theme. And since we all write romance in one genre or another, it’s guaranteed to get you…hot. Maybe even…steamy.

Heehee.

And don’t forget out monthly giveaway: 

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#Romancegems : Summer fun for a city kid

It’s my turn over on the Romance Gems this month and I’m talking about trying to find something fun to do in the city during the summer when you’re a kid. Join me, here : RG

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#RomanceGems May in Bloom…

It’s my turn over on the Romance Gems today and May’s topic is Romance in Bloom. I’m talking about the difference between planting an annual garden and a perennial one and how that relates to love. Come check it out here: Romance Gems

Until next time peeps ~ Peg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#Author Lucinda Race and her new book, The Matchmaker and the Marine…

I’ve got another treat for you! Fabulous author and fellow ROMANCE GEM Lucinda Race has just released a new book titled THE MATCHMAKER AND THE MARINE and she’s graciously agreed to give me a little glimpse of the book to share.

Isn’t this cover just swoon-worthy? Le sigh….

Blurb

Melinda prides herself on her matchmaking ability as evident by the number of couples getting hitched in the town of Chester. She wants everyone to find the kind of love she shared with her late husband. Melinda is satisfied to remain the mysterious widowed matchmaker. Facing her future alone is less painful than risking her heart again.

Adam is a retired Marine. He longs to have a partner but carries the physical and emotional scars from his last tour of duty. He protects his heart as fiercely as he protects his scars. Until a chance meeting with the highly successful matchmaker, Melinda changes his ideas about his future.

Taking a leap of faith Adam signs up for her matchmaking services. In turn Melinda hires Adam as a carpenter to fulfill her wish to have a pergola in her back yard. As the structure is constructed piece by piece their friendship grows.

Will Adam and Melinda’s relationship develop into something deeper or will the scars from their past keep them from finding love?

Get your copy here:

US: https://amzn.to/2WmMwBQ
UK: https://amzn.to/3dhFeGn
CA: https://amzn.to/35kYYWN
AU: https://amzn.to/3aRBfOP
B&N: https://bit.ly/2SshDKT
Kobo: https://bit.ly/35jZZOO
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2zPdkD1
Smashwords: https://bit.ly/2VU4w7B

A little about my friend, Lucinda Race:

Award winning author, Lucinda Race is a life long fan of romantic fiction. As a young girl, she spent hours reading novels and dreaming of, one day, becoming a writer.

As life twists and turns, she found herself writing nonfiction but longed to turn to her true passion, romantic fiction. After developing the story line for The Loudon Series, it was time to start living her dream. With fingers flying over computer keys, she does her best to bleed on the page.

Lucinda lives, with her husband Rick, and their two little dogs, Jasper and Griffin, in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts. When she’s not writing romance novels Lucinda still reads everything she can get her hands on.

You can connect with Lucinda here:
And don’t forget to join Lucinda monthly as she  blogs for THE ROMANCE GEMS

 

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A new mystery from #author J.M. Hudson…

My Romance Gems sistah JUDITH HUDSON is back with me today! I’m giving the floor all to her as she tells you about her new book TEMPLE OF THE JAGUAR   written under the name J.M/ Hudson.

Remember when we used to travel?

Hi everyone,

Last week I told you about the three book romance boxed set, Welcome to Fortune Bay, but today I’m excited to introduce Temple of the Jaguar,  the first book in the Rocky and Bernadette travel mystery series.

What readers are saying about Temple of the Jaguar:

“A fun fast paced murder mystery that takes you on a tour of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico!”

“[an] entertaining murder mystery … I look forward to more travel adventures with Bernadette and Rocky.”

The blurb:

Former archaeologist and single mother Bernadette Mallow is on her first assignment with Let’s Travel magazine, covering a Maya Cultural Tour deep in the Yucatan jungle. After years of transcribing her former professor’s dry academic notes, this is her dream job, but she has to do a good job if she wants more work with the magazine.

Her new partner, photographer Rocky Falconi, is difficult to win over and, to make matters worse, Bernadette’s annoying second sight is acting up, warning her something is terribly wrong.

When bodies start turning up in the lagoon, Bernadette always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, drawing unwanted attention from the Mexican police. That’s when Rocky decides it’s time to step in.

Before someone else gets hurt—or dies.

This travel adventure is an exciting escape from these days when most of us are stuck at home! You can get the ebook of Temple of the Jaguar now here:

Amazon US

Amazon CA

Kobo

B&N nook

iTunes Books and everywhere books are sold online.

Thanks for stopping by!

Judy Hudson

www.JMHudsonMystery.com

A little about Judy….

Judy grew up in Toronto Canada and St. Louis MO, then moved to the Pacific Northwest where she now lives on beautiful Vancouver Island.

Her romantic women’s fiction series, Fortune Bay Books, is set in the Pacific Northwest. In each book, someone at a crossroads of their life moves into a ramshackle cabin on Majestic Lake where they work through their problems with the help of friends and family, and the occasional nudge from the friendly spirit of Aunt Augusta. If a romance grows in the process, and it always does, well, so much the better.

As an landscape artist and photographer, the setting of the story is very important to Judy. “I’ve painted in the area for many years and I think it helps me make the setting real for the reader, helps draw them into the story. My characters are often artists, like Maddie, the darkroom photographer in Summer of Fortune who is at Fortune Bay for the summer to work on her first professional show, and Stephanie, the widowed matriarch of the clan who is finding a new life as a painter.”

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A visit with #author Judith Hudson

 

Today is a treat for me – and you as well! I’ve got one of my Romance Gems sistahs, Judith Hudson visiting me. She’s got a new 3 book boxed set out and she’s here telling us all a little about it.

Take it away, Judith….

Looking for feel-good escapist reading? Friendship, family and happily-ever-after. That’s how I describe this small-town romance series set in the Pacific northwest in the town of Fortune Bay.

It all starts with a ramshackle cabin on the lake – complete with an interfering ghost, landlord’s Aunt Augusta. In each book, the cabin proves to be a haven for people at the crossroads of their lives.

The series has grown beyond these first three books, the intertwining stories of three friends, but in my mind they are the heart and soul of the Fortune Bay series and it just felt right to put them out together in this three-book boxed set – new this spring!

Book one is Summer of Fortune
Maddie wasn’t looking for romance when she moved to Fortune Bay for the summer. She was just glad to find a place to stay that she could afford, where she could set up her dark room and work on the photographs for her first solo show.
A troubled childhood had left her a loner. It was just easier that way. But now for the first time she was finding the loneliness hard, since her daughter had gone and live with her father for the summer.
Maddie wasn’t expecting to meet a group of people who would change her life – and definitely not her landlord Jake Murphy, a single father himself, who just might teach her that she could have it all, friendship, family and happily ever after.

Book two, The Good Neighbor, is Maddie’s neighbor Frankie’s story, and it’s Sean who moves into the cabin this time.
Frankie’s life is going just fine, thank you very much. She has a lovely house on Majestic lake and a good job teaching at the local high school. What she doesn’t need is Sean Murphy moving in next door and shaking things up. He seems like just the kind of charming young exec her father would approve of – a black mark against him in her eyes.
What she doesn’t see are the demons Sean is hiding, the daughter he gave up as a teen who he’d give anything to find today.

Book three, Home For Christmas, it’s Louise’s turn.
Louise is coming home for Christmas, but just for Christmas. She has finally gotten out of Fortune Bay and now that her pastry course is finished, her future awaits her in Seattle, a long way away from her old job at the Fortune Bay Cafe.
Her old friend Blue has moved on too – he can’t wait forever, hoping she’ll see how much he cares. Growing up, he was her shoulder to cry on, but he’s moved on too.
But, with Christmas festivities swirling around them, Louise’s live take a sharp turn. Can Blue really turn his back on her now, when her whole future is at stake?­

Get this three-books-in-one introduction to the series. You might end up feeling like the reader who said – “I want to live in Fortune Bay!”

Judy Hudson

A little about Judy….

Judy grew up in Toronto Canada and St. Louis MO, then moved to the Pacific Northwest where she now lives on beautiful Vancouver Island.

Her romantic women’s fiction series, Fortune Bay Books, is set in the Pacific Northwest. In each book, someone at a crossroads of their life moves into a ramshackle cabin on Majestic Lake where they work through their problems with the help of friends and family, and the occasional nudge from the friendly spirit of Aunt Augusta. If a romance grows in the process, and it always does, well, so much the better.

As an landscape artist and photographer, the setting of the story is very important to Judy. “I’ve painted in the area for many years and I think it helps me make the setting real for the reader, helps draw them into the story. My characters are often artists, like Maddie, the darkroom photographer in Summer of Fortune who is at Fortune Bay for the summer to work on her first professional show, and Stephanie, the widowed matriarch of the clan who is finding a new life as a painter.”

You can connect with Judith here:

Website // Facebook // Instagram 

and of course on her one-a-month blog posts on the ROMANCE GEMS

 

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#romancegems 4.27.2020 Covid19 Stress


It’s my turn over on the ROMANCE GEMS today and I’m talking about the stress COVID 19 is causing you. Stop by and give it a gander:  ROMANCEGEMS

And while you’re there, don’t forget to enter our monthly contest.

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Are you “Lucky in Love?” Celebrate March with the #ROMANCEGEMS

For the entire month of March, the Romance Gems are celebrating being LUCKY IN LOVE. And let’s be honest: if you’ve happened to find someone to love, that DOES make you lucky!

As usual, we’re having a contest fro Amazon Gift cards, so make sure you read the daily blogs and enter here: LILRG

Don’t forget to stop by the blog daily!

Until next time, peeps ~Peg

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#RomanceGems 2.27.2020 LoveIsLoveisLoveIsLove

It’s my turn over at the Romance Gems blog and today I’m talking about- what else? Love and Romance. Hee hee.

You can read the blog post here: RG2.27.2020

Until next time, peeps ~ Peg

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Happy Anniversary to the #RomanceGems

 

One year ago today  2 dozen ROMANCE AUTHORS got together and began writing a blog about all things romance. Books, life events, why we love to write – all topics near and dear to us – and we called it THE ROMANCE GEMS.

Today we celebrate our 1 year anniversary!!

To celebrate  with us and win an Amazon gift card, hop on over to the blog today and enter our rafflecopter. Answer one question in the comment field to enter, too!

We’ve got a fabulous Second year planned and can’t wait to share it all you lovers of romance!!

Be well, peeps.

Until next time ~ Peg

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