#FreebieFriday #BeachRead Edition

Summer Reading

I don’t know about you, but I find it extremely hard to concentrate on my writing in the summer. I’d much sooner be outside, in the garden, or lounging under the cherry tree reading all the amazing books on my TBR pile (which is ready to run away and hide, it’s so tall! lol).

I have deadlines I have to meet, but maybe, just maybe, they can wait another day or two. 🙂

How about you? Do you find summer distracting?

Here’s this week’s freebie links- enjoy!

A woman and child in danger teaches Nick life is worth living.


Abused, Sara Sheridan finds the courage to escape her husband. She has no interest in getting mixed up with another alpha, attitude-laden male. Especially with her ex hot on her trail. 


Marine, Nick Kelley prefers solitude, away from the memories haunting him. So what is it about his reticent neighbor and her child that tempts him to give it up? 


Nick and Sara’s growing attraction  leads them down a dangerous path as her ex-husband closes in on the new life she’s made for her daughter and threatens to blow it all apart. 


“How did you find me?” Sara fell back as Tom pushed his way inside, followed closely by Sam, and then she caught sight of Fiona being led in by two other men. Her friend was cuffed, arms pulled taut behind her back. Her mouth, covered by a bright red handkerchief tied so tight it cut into her whitened cheeks, highlighted an obscene bruise. Her eyes, one of them black and blue, filled with tears, begging Sara to forgive her.

“GPS, my dear, you’ve heard of that I presume? I traced you from your own phone, that wasn’t very smart of you. So, this is where you’ve been hiding.” He waved the others into the room, locking the door behind them. “What, no kiss for your Husband? You do recall you have one of those, don’t you?”

He looked the same, so tall and handsome standing there in his perfectly pressed suit and tie, not a hair out of place. A wolf in sheep’s clothing. It was so obvious to her now. The narrow, cold eyes, the supercilious attitude, the rigid stance, the not-so-well-hidden-anger, had he always been that way? She didn’t like to think so. How could she have been so wrong about him? He’d pulled the wool over her eyes from the beginning.

Free Today!

Let the authors of Summer Heat tempt you with some mouth-watering recipes. Bacon-Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Pistachios, Decadent French Toast, Marinated Steak, Devil’s Food Cake, Beer-Steamed Mussels, Baked Apple with Custard Sauce, White Chocolate Cherry Scones. These are just a few of the wonderful dishes you’ll find in this unique cookbook. Each is linked to a novella in Summer Heat, a collection of sixteen sexy romances by New York Times, USA Today and other Bestselling Authors. The food is great, and each recipe will whet your appetite for one of the stories in the boxed set by giving you insights into the life of the author’s hero and/or heroine. So enjoy the fabulous food along with the outstanding prose from a seasoned group of authors.

Book Bites offers samples for 9 romance novels and novellas. We hope you will find them not only delicious but also arousing an irresistible craving for more.

So, you ask, what is this boxed set all about?
At no other point is passion put to the test as in dire times of war. From the American Civil War to WWII, from Vietnam to the War in Afghanistan to the Persian Gulf, the stories in this boxed set summon the strength of true lovers. 
Written by bestselling, award-winning, and USA Today authors, the novels and novellas in this collection tell of overcoming loss, injuries, and separation, to celebrate the victory of love. 
If you like Military Romance, Wounded Warrior Romance, Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, or Romantic Suspense, this anthology invites you to triumph over the worst of conditions and find the courage to bring forth the best in us.

The Authors’ Billboard is proud to publish Book Bites 9. Enjoy a sampling —the first chapter or two — of a scintillating peek into the contemporary romances from award winning and NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors from two of our boxed sets: Unforgettable Heroes and Sweet and Sassy.

Can’t figure out which flavor you’d like tonight? Maybe these will fire up your appetite. After all, your Kindle isn’t completely full, right?

These seventeen teasers are for lovers of romance stories of all heat levels. They are available in their complete versions in: UNFORGETTABLE HEROES and SWEET AND SASSY


  1. Shalini says:

    Woohoo. Thank you… Which book do you want me to read and review. I saw the number of books you gave written… And I was dazed. Do you remember those cartoons with eyes going pop? Mine did that and I am sure a tweety bird was chirping above my head

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    1. Lol, you’re funny 🙂
      I have a suspense thriller, The Beast Within, that I think you’d enjoy. I’ll send it your way, and thank you!

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      1. Shalini says:

        I will check it out


      2. Shalini says:

        Got it from kindle unlimited…

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        1. Oh, awesome! That’s even better 🙂


  2. Staci Troilo says:

    You always have the best selections. I already have Tidal Falls, and you know I grabbed the cookbook the second I saw it.

    Go sit under your tree and read. You deserve a break.

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    1. Thank you, Staci! Yes, work can wait 🙂

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  3. Thank you, Jacquie. I got Tidal Falls and will get to it soon. You should relax and read. You deserve it.

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    1. Yay, John, thank you! Hope you get a chance to enjoy summer after the house gets settled 🙂

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      1. Me too, Jacquie. Seems the first part of the year was very disorganized and now things are falling into place. Thanks.

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  4. I wish I could take a writing break in the summer, Jacquie, and, yes, it would be marvelous for a short time. Thanks for the freebie offers! ❤

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    1. I shouldn’t be, either, Mary, but my motivation ran away! lol

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  5. Tidal Falls sounds like great summer reading, Jacquie, and I really liked the trailer. That was fun. Did you make it? It’s a great sales tool. 🙂 Happy Reading!

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    1. Thanks, Diana. I actually hired a company to make the trailer, she did a great job 🙂
      Hope you have a lovely weekend!

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  6. But you’re right in taking a break, Jacquie. It’s necessary. ❤

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  7. Mae Clair says:

    Sorry I’m late. It’s been a long crazy weekend of excessive heat and refrigerator repairs.

    I thought I had Tidal Falls, but Amazon says I didn’t so I grabbed it. Thank you!!!
    Also looking forward to Love in the Time of War, particularly the stories set during the Civil War and WWII.

    Thank you, and thanks to all the authors!

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    1. Oh, no! What a time for your fridge to fail 😞 Hope you didn’t lose too many items.

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      1. Mae Clair says:

        We had to toss a lot. It actually happened early in the month, but the repairs (3rd round) to place on Friday. EventuallyIll get around ti blogging about it! 🙂

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  8. The cover of your books are always amazing! Do you do them yourself?

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    1. I wish! No, I let the professionals handle it, they know what they’re doing, lol

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