Fall into Romance Blog Hop + a New Release and September Sales!

Beginning tomorrow I’m participating in the Fall Into Romance Blog Hop which runs from September 19-22.
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This hop celebrating love and all things autumn features over 80 romance authors and book bloggers! Be sure to visit http://www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com/ to stop by the blogs of the other authors participating, you’ll be glad you did as ebooks, swag and gift card giveaways are a part of this hop!

As part of this event I’ll be giving away one e-copy of my historical romance A River Between Them. You can read the blurb as well as an excerpt by clicking here. To enter the giveaway for A River Between Them, simply leave a comment on this post with your email address. I’ll select the winner on Tuesday, September 23.

To enter the Grand Prize Giveaway, readers only need to fill out the Rafflecopter box and press enter. Remember, there’s more being given away than just the grand prize. Every blog has their own giveaway, so the best chance at winning something is to visit more blogs! The Grand Prize winner will be chosen on Tuesday, September 23, using Random.org.

GRAND PRIZE:

One (1) $75 Amazon Gift Card

Enter the Rafflecopter Grand Prize giveaway here:
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New release and sales!

Unlaced CoverNew erotic romance release Unlaced!

I’m very excited to announce the release of my short erotic romance Unlaced. This story about a sexy reunion between two classmates was probably one of the most light-hearted things I’ve ever written. Set in a tiny town, I drew on some of my own experiences from small town living and just had fun with it. I hope people enjoy reading this story as much as I loved writing it. Here’s the blurb:

When Roxanna Chase finds herself alone in her tiny hometown of Haven, Indiana on Thanksgiving eve, she decides to do the one thing she always swore she’d never do: attend Chatterfest, an unofficial high school reunion held every year the night before Thanksgiving at Haven’s busiest bar, The Watering Hole. After a couple of cocktails and reminiscing with a classmate, Roxanna is overwhelmed, and a little turned on, when her old high school crush Nicholas Birch approaches her at the bar. He’s still as tall, broad-shouldered and sexy as he was thirty years ago. Since he’d dated her best friend in high school, Roxanna had always placed Nicholas in a box marked ‘hands off.’ When Nicholas admits he had feelings for Roxanna in high school, the two decide to leave the bar together and see what happens next. They quickly find that when old flames are rekindled, they can ignite into an inferno that refuses to burn out.

Buy Unlaced at All Romance Ebooks, Kindle and B&N

SALES, SALES, SALES!

Minding the BossMinding the Boss–only .99!
What is it about a man in charge?

Rachel Ellis has spent months fantasizing about all the things she’d love to do to her sexy boss Max Drake if given the chance. When the two find themselves alone in the office, on a Saturday night no less, she quickly realizes that all her naughty daydreams are about to come true.

Even though she’ll settle for just one night of passion with Max, Rachel finds out that anything is possible when you mind the boss.

Click here to read an excerpt.

Just 99 pennies at Amazon Kindle All Romance Ebooks and B&N.

All Totally Bound titles are 25% off at All Romance Ebooks for the remainder of September. Visit the e-retailer today to take advantage of the discount. My books Tropical Heat and Special Delivery are a part of the sale!

Be sure to keep this hop going! Visit the other blogs at http://www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com/

Hello from the Pacific Northwest

I’ve been meaning to update my blog for weeks…but life got in the way. Earlier this month my husband and I moved from Missouri to Washington State.

It was a looooong trip, a little over 2,000 miles to be exact, made longer by the fact that we had to travel between 40-60 MPH the entire time because we pulled a trailer behind our car.

Did you know you can’t use cruise control when pulling a trailer? After the five day drive, my right foot may never be the same! ;)

If you’ve followed my blog at all this year, then you’ve probably already read this post and understand how deeply I fell in love with the Pacific Northwest at the beginning of 2014. If you’ve read that post, then you can probably imagine how hard it was to return to Missouri and wait, and wait, and wait to hear the news that my husband’s job transfer would be accepted and we could relocate.

We’re both ecstatic to be here and I feel this move is going to have a blossoming effect on all aspects of our lives: our marriage, our careers, health and happiness.

Of course that’s not to say that we didn’t agonize over leaving so many of our family and friends. That was the hardest and strangest part of the whole move for me. The actual move was a whirlwind of emotions, as much as I was overjoyed to start this journey, I spent a big part of the last week in Missouri crying. It was hard to say goodbye to so many people in such a short time (a matter of about two weeks).

Thanks to technology and air travel, I know that the goodbyes we said were really more of an “I’ll see you later.” It’s also awesome that our friends and loved ones have been so supportive of our move and maintained a “happy but sad” mentality about our relocation. To all of you, my goal is to work on using my blog and social media to document our adventures.

I’ll keep you updated on what happens next :)

It’s Time for the TRR Fall Into Love Event!

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For the entire month of September The Romance Reviews is hosting a huge party encouraging readers to Fall into Love!

This promotional event will have lots of giveaways and goodies for readers. The grand prize is a $100 gift card, but there are lots of other great prizes up for grabs including free books and additional gift cards.

Readers, if you’re interested in entering the giveaways, click here.

The Romance Studio’s End of Summer Bash!

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Beginning Monday, August 25 until Sunday, August 31 I’m taking part in The Romance Studio‘s End of Summer Bash promo event!

Be sure to stop by their party site to enter to win some of the fantastic prizes offered: Amazon gift cards, free ebooks and more!

During the bash, I’ll be posting snippets from all of my books on the TRS party site. Also, as part of the celebration, I’m giving away one ebook copy of Special Delivery.

Entering to win is easy and can be found at their party site: http://trsparties.com/

Do You Think I’m Sexy? ~ Minding the Boss by @realamandabretz #MSS54 #Saturday7

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Today I’m participating in the weekly blog hop called My Sexy Saturday. As per the rules, I can share 7 words, 7 sentences or 7 paragraphs that convey the theme.

This week’s theme is Do You Think I’m Sexy?

The theme brought to mind the sexy and powerful character Max Drake in my short erotic romance Minding the Boss. Here’s the blurb and my sexy 7 sentences!

Minding the BossWhat is it about a man in charge?
Rachel Ellis has spent months fantasizing about all the things she’d love to do to her sexy boss Max Drake if given the chance. When the two find themselves alone in the office, on a Saturday night no less, she quickly realizes that all her naughty daydreams are about to come true.
Even though she’ll settle for just one night of passion with Max, Rachel finds out that anything is possible when you mind the boss.

 

 I startled at the sound of his deep, hypnotic voice. Even though I could recognize that mellifluous voice in my dreams, hearing it this late at night, while I was alone in my empty office building no less, caused me to drop the contents of my mug of coffee all over my desk.

“Here, let me help,” Max Drake, my ultra-sexy boss, said as he pulled a white towel out of thin air and began mopping coffee up off my desk.

My spacious cubicle seemed to shrink in size thanks to the presence of his powerful six-foot four frame. I watched him, fascinated by the way his bicep muscles rippled beneath his long-sleeved cotton shirt. It was a powder blue, my favorite color on him. I knew even before Max turned his blue-eyed gaze on me that the light blue hue would only enhance the azure color of his eyes.

Want to read more? Click here to purchase Minding the Boss.

Keep this hop going! Visit the other authors participating in this week’s My Sexy Saturday.

Fall into Love this September!

fil2014I know August just began, but I’m excited that fall is just around the corner…and with good reason!

For the entire month of September The Romance Reviews will be hosting a huge party encouraging readers to Fall into Love!

This promotional event will have lots of giveways and goodies for readers. The grand prize is a $100 gift card, but there are lots of other great prizes up for grabs including free books and additional gift cards.

Authors, if you’re interested in joining this promotion, click here for more information.

Readers, if you’re interested in entering the giveaways, stay tuned to my blog or connect with me on Twitter, Facebook or Google+ as I will be promoting the event on my social media channels leading up to the party and throughout the month of September.

Two Weeks of Scorching Summer Savings

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Beginning today my publisher, Totally Bound, is celebrating two weeks of summer savings. The hot deals differ from day to day but include sales on books of course, and speaking of hot, they’re also giving away a Kindle Fire!
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Enter to win and check out all the savings at the Totally Bound website, follow them on Twitter or like them on Facebook.