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THANK YOU!!

I am over the moon today because I just found out that two of my books have become FINALISTS in the InD’Tale Magazines 2023 RONE AWARDS

SASHA’S SECRET SANTA is a finalist in the Steamy Contemporary Category

And THE HAUNTING OF WILTON JUNE is a finalist in the Paranormal Short Category

I want to say a sincere, heart-felt thanks to every single reader and book lover who voted for these two books. The final round is now underway so I will, of course, be back with the results once they are tabulated.

Some days it really pays to get out of bed, peeps! LOL ~ Peg

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#firstlinefriday 5.12.2023 THE HAUNTING OF WILTON JUNE #pnr #Ronenominee #smalltownghost

Today’s #firstlinefriday comes from the ( you had to have guessed this!) THE HAUNTING OF WILTON JUNE. LOL. It’s the only book I’ve been talking about all week due to its RONE NOMINEE status. WILL is book 2 in the ROMANTIC HAUNTINGS series from Magnolia Blossom Publishers.

Here’s the first line:

Oh, and have I mentioned the book is a RONE NOMINEE ( LOL) If you’d like to vote for it, and haven’t already- despite all my begging!- here’s the link and the instructions:

To vote: PARANORMAL SHORT

Voting ends at midnight tonight!
Thanks for your support and have a great weekend ~ Peg

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#TeaserTuesday from #rone nominated The Haunting of Wilton June #Pnr #Smalltown #ghoststory

Today’s tease is from my currently nominated Rone Award book THE HAUNTING OF WILTON JUNE ( you just knew I was gonna get that award in there, didn’t”cha? LOL)

Hotshot movie director Wilton June is in pre-production for a new movie. The moment he sees Maison Toussaint he decides it’s the perfect setting for the film and wants to rent it. The one stumbling block? The owner isn’t sure she can let her ancestral home be used in a movie.

Botanist Jerica Toussaint needs cash – a lot of it – to keep her home up to code and her herbal healing business alive. June’s financial offer is oh-so-tempting, as is the director himself. But the house has a secret Jerica’s guarded her entire life. Can she, in good conscience, rent it to a man who may expose it?

Convincing Jerica to trust him with her home – and her secret – is no easy feat and after a time Will realizes he needs to convince her to trust him with one more thing: her heart.

“I understand you want to film a movie in the house.”

He nodded.

“That’s an unusual request. Don’t you usually film one in a studio or on a soundstage?”

“I could, but I’d have to construct a prop house. Your home is absolutely perfect for the storyline of the film

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and it’s already standing. It would be cheaper in the long run to use an already standing structure.”

“What about my house makes it absolutely perfect, to use your words? Ms. Gordon told me you looked at six other properties similar to mine. Surely any one of them would suit your . . . needs.”

Will couldn’t remember the last time he’d seen a grown woman blush. Her cheeks turned apple-red as she spoke and he’d be damned if it weren’t the most alluring thing he’d ever seen.

“True, but when I saw your house it spoke to me. Screamed at me, in fact,” he said, grinning.

“Sc-screamed?” Jerica swallowed and a fine tremor started in her folded hands. “What do you mean . . . screamed?”

Will grinned and leaned back in his chair. “The movie I’m set to make is a modern-day love story about two people who try to solve a one-hundred-year-old murder which occurred in the house where the heroine lives. Your house is perfect for the time period, aside from being huge, which is another plus, because of the size of my film equipment. After I walked through it with Ms. Gordon yesterday and got the lay of the land and the room sizes, I’m more convinced than ever it’s the house I need for my film to come alive.”

Her shoulders dropped down from where they’d been hugging her ears. He couldn’t for the life of him figure out why his explanation calmed her nerves, but the response encouraged him. Leaning forward, he told her, “I know it’s a huge imposition to have people and equipment in your home, but I can assure you, we’re all professional. And my crew is only ten people plus me. And the actors, of course. I have an extremely well-oiled machine of people I trust and who are tops in their fields. I promise nothing will get broken or damaged, and we won’t move a thing unless we ask first.”

She tossed a quick glance at the lawyer who caught the move and nodded.

“Should Miss Toussaint agree to your filming in the house—and that’s still a big if—we would ask you to sign a separate waiver stating you’ll take full responsibility for the costs of any damage.”

“Not a problem,” Will said.

“Now, about the use-of-location rider,” Gavin said, taking a stack of papers from a briefcase at his feet. “The fee mentioned seems a little low since the house will not only be inhabited by you as a resident but your film crew as well—”

“The crew stays off-site. I’ll be the only one actually living in the house at the time of filming.”

“Even so, the recompense paid to Ms. Toussaint, we feel, should be higher. After all, the film will be seen, potentially, by a large audience.”

“That’s always the hope.” Will grinned.

“People may actually want to come and visit where the movie was filmed. You can see where this may pose a problem with security for Ms. Toussaint. A higher fee would enable her to employ security if needed. This is, after all, her home. We want to ensure her safety.”

Will’s gaze raked over Jerica Toussaint’s face. “Of course. What price were you thinking?”

When Gavin named an amount twenty-five percent higher than the offer, Will hid his surprise, then did a quick mental math shuffle. He could swing the payment increase if he cut the budget a bit somewhere else.

“Okay. Consider it done.”

Surprise galloped around the table, but it was Jerica Toussaint’s wide-eyed face Will settled on.

“Anything else?” he asked after noting the glances between lawyer and client.

Genevieve spoke up for the first time. “The sixth-month rent clause is ironclad. If you decide to leave, for whatever reason, before the lease expires, you won’t be issued a refund.”

“Understood. And I’m prepared to write you a check for the full amount today, as soon as you agree to sign the lease,” he told Jerica.

When she took a corner of her mouth between her teeth, the sexy little dent in her chin winked at him. In a hot second, the lower half of his body went on high alert, and he was thankful the desk hid him from the waist down.

Her indecision was obvious in her body language and once again he wondered why. The payments were high—higher now since he’d agreed to the use-fee increase. She should be overjoyed at the income, especially since the place had stood empty for the past two years.

But she wasn’t, and if he had to guess, she was conflicted about accepting his offer.

Will wanted the house, now more than ever, so he pulled out all the Wilton June charm tactics he could muster, the ones his mother accused him of only using to his advantage.

She wasn’t wrong.

If you like the snippet I hope you’ll read the book, and if you have already, please consider voting for me in the RONES!! Voting ends at midnight this friday!.

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#Voting in week 5 of the #RONEAWARDS starts today! #paranormalshort category #PNR

Well, here I am again, begging – I won’t lie about that! LOL – for your vote. This is week 5 in the RONE AWARDS nominations. I’m lucky enough to have a book featured in the PARANORMAL: SHORT category, my second book in the ROMANTIC HAUNTINGS series from Magnolia Blossom, THE HAUNTING OF WILTON JUNE.

I loved this book for so many reasons, and if you read it, I hope you enjoyed it, too, and are willing to cast your vote for it to become a finalist in this prestigious contest. Voting starts today and goes until midnight EST Friday may 15th. You can only vote once in each category so that makes it fair for everyone – no stuffing the ballot box!

The rules, as I’ve said before, are easy and are in the graphic above. If you’ve voted in the awards before all you have to do is sign in and click on the Rone Award link:

If you haven’t voted before, here are the easy instructions:

  1. SIGN IN to your IND’TALE ACCOUNT or Register at InD’tale magazine: www.indtale.com if you don’t have one. They will send you an email to confirm your registration. Click on that!
  2. Go to the drop-down that says RONES/CONTESTS in the upper right corner of the main page.
  3. A graphic will pop up with all the nominees. Locate the PARANORMAL: SHORT category and toggle down to THE HAUNTING OF WILTON JUNE by PEGGY JAEGER.
  4. click VOTE next to it and submit.
  5. You’re done!!!!

Bless you to all who’ve put up with me for this voting cycle.

Here’s a copy of the review that garnered me a nomination:

Thank you, all! Peg

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Tomorrow, Week 5 in the RONE Awards starts. I’ve got a nominee that could use some #voting love!

I know, I know. Two weeks ago I bombarded and begged you for votes for a book that’s been nominated for a RONE AWARD. But I’ve actually got another one that’s been nominated, this time in the PARANORMAL SHORT category.

THE HAUNTING OF WILTON JUNE is book 2 in the ROMANTIC HAUNTINGS series from Magnolia Blossom Publishing and tells the story of Indie Filmmaker Will June and botanist Jerica Toussaint.

Will wants to rent Jerica’s house to film a movie based on his brother-in-law’s book about a ghost.

Jerica is reluctant to rent because she has her own ghost story to tell about her house.

The Rules for voting are easy – especially if you’ve already voted for my other book. It means you’re already registered so you just go to the website and click on PARANORMAL: SHORT

If you’ve never voted before, these are the rules:

  1. SIGN IN to your IND’TALE ACCOUNT or Register at InD’tale magazine: www.indtale.com if you don’t have one. They will send you an email to confirm your registration. Click on that!
  2. Go to the drop-down that says RONES/CONTESTS in the upper right corner of the main page.
  3. A graphic will pop up with all the nominees. Locate the PARANORMAL: SHORT category and toggle down to THE HAUNTING OF WILTON JUNE by PEGGY JAEGER.
  4. click VOTE next to it and submit.
  5. You’re done!!!!

This is the review that got me to nominee status. Now I need your vote to advance to finalist!

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Last day in @IndTaleMagazine #RoneAward voting, week 3 #Dickensholidayromance #Holidayromcom #vote

You have until midnight tonight EDT to vote for the books in the 2 categories of the RONE AWARD nominees this week. I hope you’ll consider voting for my Dickens Holiday Romance SASHA’S SECRET SANTA. It’s a nominee in the Steamy category.

The rules are simple:

  1. SIGN IN to your IND’TALE ACCOUNT or Register at InD’tale magazine: www.indtale.com if you don’t have one. They will send you an email to confirm your registration. Click on that!
  2. Go to the drop-down that says RONES/CONTESTS in the upper right corner of the main page.
  3. A graphic will pop up with all the nominees. Locate the CONTEMPORARY STEAMY Category in WEEK 3 APRIL 24- MAY 1 and find SASHA’S SECRET SANTA by PEGGY JAEGER
  4. click VOTE next to it and submit.
  5. You’re done!!!!

Thank you so much for yout time and consideration!!!! I’ll let you know if the book makes it to the finals. ~ Peg

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Voting starts today in Week 3 of the #RoneAwards SASHA’S SECRET SANTA

If you read my blog yesterday, you know that voting begins today in WEEK 3 of InD’Tales Rone awards to determine the finalists. This is round 1 and SASHA’S SECRET SANTA is a nominee in the Contemporary Steamy Category.

I am boldly asking for your vote!! If you’ve read the book and loved it ( thank you!!!) please vote for it to move on to the nominee round. All the voting in this preliminary round is done by the public – you, the readers. You have a great deal of power – first, you buy or don’t buy our books! Second, you get to decide who moves up to the next round here. And I sincerely hope you liked Sasha enough to vote for the book.

Here is the way you vote – and please read all the instructions because you need to do every one for your vote to count.

  1. SIGN IN to your IND’TALE ACCOUNT or Register at InD’tale magazine: www.indtale.com if you don’t have one. They will send you an email to confirm your registration. Click on that!
  2. Go to the drop-down that says RONES/CONTESTS in the upper right corner of the main page.
  3. A graphic will pop up with all the nominees. Locate the CONTEMPORARY STEAMY Category in WEEK 3 APRIL 24- MAY 1 and find SASHA’S SECRET SANTA by PEGGY JAEGER
  4. click VOTE next to it and submit.
  5. You’re done!!!!

Thank you never seems like enough to say when someone goes out of their way to do something you ask, but I really mean it. You have my undying gratitude!!!

Thank you and be well. ~ PEg

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SASHA’S SECRET SANTA is a #RONE nominee and needs your votes! #contemporaryromance #steamyromance

I’m tickled pink ( and Christmas red!) That SASHA’S SECRET SANTA is an InD’Tale Rone Award Nominee!! This industry award is like to authors what the Golden Globes and the Oscars are to actors. You become a nominee if your book garners a 4.5 or 5 star rating in the magazine and Sasha did!!! Here’s the review that got me the nomination: REVIEW

To become a finalist, the public needs to vote for their favorite nominees and today I’m doing a shameless ask for just that! LOL.

Starting TOMORROW you can vote. Here are the instructions -and please read them carefully because there are steps you need to take ( yes, I’m sorry, I know!!!!)

  1. SIGN IN to your IND’TALE ACCOUNT or Register at InD’tale magazine: www.indtale.com if you don’t have one. They will send you an email to confirm your registration. Click on that!
  2. Go to the drop-down that says RONES/CONTESTS in the upper right corner of the main page.
  1. A graphic will pop up with all the nominees. Locate the CONTEMPORARY STEAMY Category in WEEK 3 APRIL 24- MAY 1 and find SASHA’S SECRET SANTA by PEGGY JAEGER
  2. click VOTE next to it and submit.
  3. You’re done!!!!

And you have my undying gratitude!! Please share this blog with your friends because I need all the help I can get, haahaa. This is a very prestigious award and authors really want it — just like I do!! I’ve been a nominee several times and a finalist several years in a row, but I’ve never won my category and I’m hungry to.

Okay, enough self-serving. Thanks for your vote ( I could never be a politician!!!)

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Claire Marti and MONTEREY KING #newrelease

My good friend – and fellow Rone Nominee, Claire Marti, has the third book in her California Suits series, MONTEREY KING releasing today to the book-reading world. When I found out she had a new addition to the series, I just knew I had to spotlight it — and her!

MONTEREY KING

About the book…..

When former Army Major Cameron Taylor comes home a hero from his deployment in the Middle East his scars run deep – both physically and emotionally. But he’s starting over, running a luxury hotel with his best friends. And Lucy Goodwin, apparently…his high school sweetheart who he’s never quite managed to forget.

There’s only one reason Lucy’s been engaged – and walked away – three times and now he’s standing right in front of her. Cameron Taylor is the man she’s never stopped loving, even when he left her “for her own good” all those years ago. There was nothing good about it, that’s for sure. Just like there’d be nothing good about trying to break down Cameron’s walls now. But that doesn’t mean she’s not tempted to try…

***Monterey King is the third book in award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Claire Marti’s spin-off contemporary romance series, California Suits. The series follows the adventures of five best friends who are opening a string of luxury boutique hotels from La Jolla to Monterey to Beverly Hills as each one finds true love…usually where he least expects it. Each book is a standalone.

Excerpt….

But sharing the conference table with the hotel’s Managing Director, Cameron Taylor, who she hadn’t set eyes on since he’d dumped her thirteen years ago? Yeah, that explained why her pulse pounded in her temples like the massive surf crashing on the nearby Monterey shore. She paused in front of the closed conference room door, taking a moment to gather her composure.

“The door isn’t locked.” An unmistakable voice rasped from beside her.

She spun around and her throat tightened the moment her eyes locked with Cameron Taylor’s arctic blue gaze.

How could someone look so familiar yet like a stranger? Lucy studied his lean, angular face. His strong, slightly crooked nose was the same, as was the determined squareness of his jawline. Small lines fanned out from his arresting eyes and grooves bracketed his chiseled mouth, which was pressed into a firm line. His posture was ramrod straight––even more rigid after a dozen years serving overseas in the Army.

“Cam.” How many times had she imagined what she’d say if she ever saw him again? How many impassioned speeches had she rehearsed before moving on with her life?

He inclined his head. “Hi, Lucy.” His crisp tone was as remote as his stony expression. The voice of an acquaintance––not the man she’d shared the love of a lifetime with until he’d broken her heart.

Through impeccable self-control, if she did say so herself, she forced her lips to curve upward. “So… how are you?” Awkward, but it was the best she had to offer. She hadn’t expected to encounter him one-on-one, at least not yet.

“Fine, but we should go in. Ryan and Charlie are waiting.” Cam reached for the mahogany wooden door’s carved brass handle at the same time she did.

His long, blunt fingers brushed hers. A flash of heat sparked up her arm and she snatched her hand back. Muscle memory? Of course, Mr. Poker Face didn’t flinch as he pushed the large door open.

Bright light flooded the conference room and bathed the expansive space in a golden glow. Lucy blinked. January on the Monterey coastline wasn’t celebrated for clear blue skies, but the cloudy gray morning had cleared, and rays of sunshine exposed the rugged Pacific coastline beyond the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Get your copy here:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BG9MP68

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/monterey-king

Apple: https://books.apple.com/us/book/monterey-king/id1578951727

Barnes & Noble:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/monterey-king-claire-marti/1139922605

Universal Link: https://books2read.com/montereyking

Goodreads:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60136171-monterey-king

A little about Claire Marti…

Claire Marti is an award winning and USA Today Bestselling author ​of swoonworthy Contemporary Romance novels set in Southern California, including the Pacific Vista Ranch series and the California Suits series. She lives in San Diego with her husband, silly dog and three clever cats. 

Claire started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to pick up pencil and paper. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature, Claire was sidetracked by other careers, including practicing law, selling software for legal publishers, and managing a non-profit animal rescue for a Hollywood actress. 

Finally, Claire followed her heart and now focuses on two of her true passions: writing romance and teaching yoga.

Social Media Links:

Website:  www.clairemarti.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ClaireMartiAuthor/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clairepmarti

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8203678.Claire_Marti

Bookbub:  https://www.bookbub.com/profile/claire-marti

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Claire-Marti/e/B01N9VOWLL

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SO this just happened…Double RONE NOMINEE! #Steamy Contemporary #Steamy Suspense/Thriller

Some days it pays to get out of bed. Yesterday was such a day.

The June issue of InD’Tale Magazine dropped yesterday afternoon and there were 3 amazing things that happened when it did.

  1. My book BALANCE is a nominee in the STEAMY CONTEMPORARY CATEGORY for the RONE AWARDS
  2. My book A PRIDE OF BROTHERS: AIDEN is a nominee in the Suspense/Thriller: STEAMY CATEGORY for the RONE AWARDS
  3. An article I penned on Kindle Vella was published with in the magazine.

How much joy can one little writer take!!!!!

Check out this link to read the article – and even better? My name is on the cover!!! HEE HEE

IND’TALE MAGAZINE June 2022

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