Don’t Miss This Mother’s Day Sale!

May the Fourth be with you! LOL. I saw these wookie cookies on Pinterest and had to make them at work, even though I had about forty other things I should have been doing. It’s the little things sometimes, even when the big things are looming!

Warning: I am struggling this morning. WordPress changed its format when I wasn’t looking, and I can’t seem to make this post behave. Or I could have the menstrual migraine I’ve been fighting off all week with Naproxen. Or maybe it’s the impending menses. Or the pandemic. Who even knows at this point? Bear with me. I have news.

Do you enjoy romances with kids/babies/pregnancies in them? Entangled Publishing has a dozen books on sale for .99 for Mother’s Day, and my book, Impulse Control, is one of them! The heroine has a fourteen-month old baby, and the tough-guy hero falls in love with him just as fast as he falls in love with her. The diaper-changing scene cracks me up every time, even though I wrote it. It also chokes me up a little because it reminds me of how hilarious and awesome my husband was with our kids. “Laugh it up, poopy pants,” Russ says, as he tries to convince the barely-walking baby of the merits of peeing standing up. Impulse Control is one of my favorites because the hero is a smoking-hot badass alpha dude, and he really and truly appreciates the curves and imperfections of a REAL woman. A mother. Who still has baby weight. Some stretch marks. Leftover baggage from a failed relationship. You know, A NORMAL WOMAN. Like all my books, it’s pretty sexy, and if you want to read part of why I love the hero so much, click here for a thrill. The excerpt is at the bottom.

And the sale page for all the books can be found HERE. The sale runs May 4th through May 11th, and I hope you download some of the books and enjoy them.

May the Fourth be with you, Happy Mother’s Day, and stay safe!

XOXO,

Amanda

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Love Is In The Air!

In celebration of SPRING (It’s coming! I saw a blooming daffodil!) Entangled Publishing is offering TWELVE books for .99 each, including INTO THE FIRE. There are some great titles on the list! Grab them on the cheap until FRIDAY. And tell all your friends, because love is in the air, and you love them and want them to be happy reading delightful books!

If you need me, I’ll be in the bakery. Just about the time this sale ends, I’ll be getting hit by the freight train that is Easter in #bakerylife. I’ll be eating, sleeping, and dreaming carrot cake and bunny shaped cut-out cookies. In fact, it’s supposed to be my day off today, but I somehow scheduled myself off on a major order-writing day before a holiday. Denial? MAYBE! But at least I get to see these cute little guys when I get there! Happy Easter and Happy Passover to all those who celebrate! Happy Love Is In The Air .99 Romantic Adventures to ALL!

XOXO,

Amanda

Men of the Zodiac Easter Egg Hunt!

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Click for all buy links!

AriesThe Men of the Zodiac authors are having a little Easter fun with the release of the Zodiac boxed set. We’re having an Easter Egg Hunt! Please join us for the chance to win a $25 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Gather all twelve different colored eggs on participating authors’ sites and enter them in the Rafflecopter. Winner will be announced at the Men of the Zodiac Author Chat on Facebook, Easter Monday, March 28th, 8-10 pm EST. Stop by the party to see if you won, chat with the authors, AND for the chance to win great books and prizes!

TaurusAries (my hero!) and Taurus are right here on my site, ready and willing to jump in your Easter basket! Sonya Weiss is keeping an eye on the Gemini and Cancer heroes…Robin Covington is hiding Libra and Scorpio…Sarah Ballance is keeping Sagittarius and Capricorn out of trouble…Theresa Meyers is in the pool with Aquarius and Pisces…and Leo and Virgo are Entangled in Romance at the moment…but they are all waiting for you! 12 months…12 men…12 fantasies come true…12 eggs for you to put in your basket for the chance to win!

Here’s the Rafflecopter Basket… Click to start gathering eggs!

We hope to see you at the Easter after-party, aka the Men of the Zodiac Author Chat, on Monday when we announce the winner.

Happy Hunting and Happy Easter! 🙂

 

 

Get Wicked!

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(Giveaway is now closed! Natasha won the books, thanks to a random number picked by my oldest scarecrow! Thanks so much to all for stopping by. Happy November!)

It’s a Halloween Blog Hop with Entangled Publishing!

What’s my treat? Or trick? It’s BOTH! I have a ton of amazing books to give away to one lucky U.S. winner! (International winner will receive a $20 gift card to B&N or Amazon.) The books are the treat! What’s the trick? They are all gently read and autographed to me. Do you know how hard it is to wait in line at a book signing and ask the author not to put your name on the book because you know you will probably read it and give it away? I always cave and tell them to sign it to me. Don’t judge me. I don’t want them to feel bad. But I have a ton of books. And not a lot of room. I’d love to send a big pile of them to a good home. I promise I enjoyed them all! I waited in line for them, read them, loved them, and now I want to share the love! Another trick: They won’t all be used or autographed. I also have doubles…like BETTER WHEN HE’S BAD by Jay Crownover. My RWA roomie didn’t want that one, but you do! You really do! 🙂

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Leave me a comment to enter. All comments will receive a reply! Tell me anything: what you are going to be for Halloween, your favorite thing about the holiday, your favorite candy, your best Halloween costume when you were a kid (mine is a tie: a unicorn and a baked potato. My mom made AWESOME Halloween costumes for me!), what your plans are for the weekend, something naughty you did recently, something great that happened, ANYTHING! Let’s talk. It’s been a crazy month, and I’m lonely!

And be sure to visit the rest of the authors/bloggers/awesome people offering tricks and treats!

Click here to see the rest of the sites offering prizes!

INDULGENCE SALE!

But not the kind you can get from the Pope, if any of you good Catholics were hoping! This Indulgence sale is books, books, books, and more books for .99. The ENTIRE line is on sale this week only. Need a little something to chase away the end of summer blues? CLICK! Delighted the kids are going back to school and want to celebrate? CLICK! Don’t want to talk on your lunch break? CLICK! Been a good girl/boy and deserve a reward? CLICK! Been a bad girl/boy and need incentive to behave? CLICK! Just love Indulgence books? CLICKCLICKCLICK!

Personally, I’m kind of all of those things right now. For the first time EVER, the school supply shopping did not give me fits. Of course, that could be because I didn’t comparison shop. My goal was to get it done without going into a folder rage, and I did. I’m on my last day of eight days straight at my part-time bakery job, and I’m psyched for a day off. My girl children want to go school clothes shopping, so I’m a little terrified. But cheerful. Because next week, I’ll be able to hear myself think without also hearing young voices ask, “What can I eat?” “What are we doing today?” “When is Dad getting home?” “Are you working tonight?” Logically, I know this doesn’t mean I’ll get any more words written in a day, but I’m going to buy myself some Indulgences and think about that later…

Happy September, everyone!

A few of my favorite Indulgences! Click to read an excerpt from IMPULSE CONTROL, book one in the Men of the Zodiac Series!
A few of my favorite Indulgences! Click to read an excerpt from IMPULSE CONTROL, Book One of the Men of the Zodiac Series!

 

Men of the Zodiac Series: Gemini and Cancer Giveaways

I fell behind! Two great new books in the Men of the Zodiac series released, but I was recovering from a very busy March. I worked six days (and many hours in each day) every week in March at my teaching and bakery jobs. I thought I’d hit the ground running in April, and I did. Sort of. I decided to paint the family room! But first I had to strip the wallpaper, prime it like crazy, cut it in (twice), and roll on the paint (also twice). I’m still not done. I also bought a huge TV to replace the ancient Sony 22″ tube monstrosity we’ve had forever and got estimates on the built-in bookshelves of my dreams!

Meanwhile, I failed to shake my book release maracas for Sonya Weiss’s THE MILLIONAIRE’S FOREVER and Annie Seaton’s TEN DAYS IN TUSCANY. First, let’s take a long look at one of the most beautiful backs I have ever wanted to lick.

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Click the pic for buy links!

Sign: Gemini
There are two sides to every Gemini guy…and one of them is red-hot.

Olivia Carter has a handsome, millionaire boyfriend. She’s madly in love with him. The hitch? He doesn’t actually exist. She told the lie to save Forever, her wedding design shop. And it worked—almost too well. As the media attention increases, so do the demands for Olivia to produce her “boyfriend.” With both her reputation and career in jeopardy, Olivia is desperate enough to do almost anything…

Which is exactly what millionaire Mason Parker wants. Thanks to Olivia and her father, Mason went through hell during his teen years, and now it’s time for a little payback—starting with the announcement that he’s her one and only. Now the sexy Olivia has no choice but to do what Mason wants. But none of his plans for vengeance included falling in love with the woman he planned to ruin…

Note the scars on his back. You want to know how he got them, don’t you? I’m not telling, but there’s a very simple way to find out. Enter my contest! Or buy just buy the book if you need immediate gratification!

Now let’s turn our gazes to this guy:

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Sign: Cancer

Home is where this guy’s heart is. And bed is where you’ll find him…

Gia Carelli waits tables in her small Tuscan village, dreaming of a life in which her overbearing family allows her to move to Florence to pursue art. Everyone expects her to marry a nice local boy and raise a horde of bambini, but when a gorgeous, wealthy stranger visits, Gia wonders if maybe her stars are about to change.

Nic Baldini has returned to his Tuscan Villa for a much-needed break from the responsibilities of his powerful family. Struck by local artist Gia Carelli’s raw talent and passion, he finds himself wanting to help her…and lies about his identity in order to gain her trust. But as their patron-protegée relationship is quickly eclipsed by desire, Nic realizes that one tiny lie could cost him the woman he’s falling for.

His lips are really something, aren’t they? And that chin. Those eyes. And eyebrows. I have a thing for eyebrows, and I don’t feel bad at about objectifying this guy. At all. Nope! But if you do, let me help you assuage your guilt by giving you a chance to learn more about his personality. Enter my contest for the chance to win!

I’ll shake my release day maracas again on May 12th when the next book in the Men of the Zodiac Series, THE MILLIONAIRE DADDY PROJECT,  by Roxanne Snopek comes out. The hero is a Leo! We Aries love to LOVE and HATE Leos. Grandstanders. Attention whores. Charming bastards, every one of them trying to steal the spotlight from the rightful rams who deserve it. Oh so delicious! Bring. Him. On.

The Millionaire’s Deception

Book 2 in the Men of the Zodiac Series is out! I just started reading it because March is a crazy month for me. I’m working almost every night at a community college teaching pastry arts classes and working weekends at Wegmans. I’m not sure whether I’m coming or going these days, but I do know I’m psyched that the heroine of THE MILLIONAIRE’S DECEPTION by Wendy Byrne owns a diner. You know how I feel about food. 🙂 The hero is a headstrong Taurus, and I also love stubborn and hung like a bull. Did I just write that? I did. Actually, I haven’t gotten to the part of the book where we find out the deets about his junk, but I have faith he’s packing something substantial. Taurus. Bull. No author could resist that…

Taurus: Book 2 of the Men of the Zodiac Series
Taurus: Book 2 of the Men of the Zodiac Series

Sign: Taurus
He’s stubborn, but he loves his rewards…especially the sensual kind.

Rafe McCall has a reputation as the Closer. He rakes in serious cash to make deals happen. Convincing small restaurant owner Frankie Ritacco to sell his business for property development should have been a piece of easy, profitable cake. So Rafe blows into Wilcox, Iowa on his Harley, convinced that the deal is all but done. But he is so, so wrong…

For starters, “Frankie” is a woman. A stunning, stubborn woman who wants to preserve her idyllic small town. Despite her pitiful prospects for marriage and children, the Crossroads Café is part of Frankie’s family’s legacy. There’s no way she’s selling, even if she is tempted by a super-hot bad boy millionaire. Or if said bad-boy millionaire actually seems to genuinely want to help. But with Frankie’s café in serious trouble, Rafe must decide if he can close the deal… or if he’s found the deal breaker of a lifetime.

If you like to chat with authors and win prizes, join us tonight online on FB at THE MILLIONAIRE’S DECEPTION Party.  Here’s the lineup:

The hostess with the mostest: Wendy Byrne/Author
4:15pm-4:30pm Roxanne Snopek Author
4:30pm-4:45pm Amanda Usen
4:45pm-5:00pm Sonya Weiss
5:00pm-5:15pm Annie Seaton Author
5:15pm-5:30pm Alice K. Wayne
5:30pm-5:45pm AC Wilson/M. Kay Fox
5:45pm-6:00pm Nina Crespo

Looks like I’ve got the happy hour spot! Happy Friday! Happy March! Happy reading! HAPPY SPRING! Let me know what you think about THE MILLIONAIRE’S DECEPTION. We can read it together! I’ll post about all the books in the upcoming series, so you don’t miss any. There are some great authors lined up, and I can’t wait. 🙂

LOVE GETS REAL with the Ultimate Swoon Challenge

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I’m having a reality TV-style Facebook party with Tracy March and Robbie Terman tonight to celebrate the release of our new books! I hope you’ll stop by to say hello. Each author is sponsoring a Book Boyfriend Bout, participating in the Ultimate Swoon Challenge, and offering Romance Round prizes! We are going to have fun, give some stuff away, and celebrate romance for a few hours tonight! Join us HERE at 8 pm EST!

I can’t leak any hints to the  three Book Boyfriend Bout challenges yet, but Tracy, Robbie, and I are having a friendly ULTIMATE SWOON CHALLENGE. And by friendly, I mean please vote for my hero, Wild Man Russ Donovan, so I can kick their cute little butts! Russ is sexy. He’s adventurous. And he isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty changing a diaper or cooking dinner.

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“I’ve got hard covered, sweetheart. I like soft.” His hand curled around her hip. “Show me.”

That right there is my favorite part of the book. It’s the moment I fell in love with my hero. He was all about building Susie up once he got over wanting to tear her down. Delicious!

For the chance to win a gift card to buy more book boyfriends (or girlfriends, whatever floats your boat) I hope you’ll VOTE for RUSS in the ULTIMATE SWOON CHALLENGE by clicking the link below and entering the Rafflecopter!

Vote for RUSS!

And then you can go vote for the other heroes to get in on Tracy and Robbie’s giveaways, too. 🙂

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Vote for Trent!

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Vote for Luke!

 

Get Wicked With Entangled Blog Hop

Get wicked
Trick!

Or treat!
Or treat!

I’m more of a treat girl, myself. So that’s what I’m offering…a treat! A SCRUMPTIOUS or LUSCIOUS treat! A print copy of either SCRUMPTIOUS or LUSCIOUS (my sexy contemporary romances will make you hungry!) Plus swag! Enter below for the chance to win.

Click here to enter my giveaway

And click the frog dude below to follow the blog hop and enter to win fabulous trick or treat prizes!

Have a happy, safe, and WICKED Halloween!

Seducing the Playboy is Coming Soon!

Book Two in the Hot Nights series will release on May 26th! It’s hot. It’s fun. And it will make you hungry in more ways than one…

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It will be .99 for a limited time when it releases on May 26th! Pre-order to lock in the discount! 🙂

The best desserts are worth the wait…

Pastry chef Jenna Cooper crushed hard on playboy chef Roman Gallagher when her older brother brought him home to share their family Christmas six years ago. Now she’s old enough to do something about it, and she won’t take no for an answer—for anything.

Out of the frying pan into the fire…

Roman has one hard and fast rule—don’t sleep where you eat. But he can’t say no to Jenna’s plea for him to help her save her family business. Soon she’s working for him, and their scorching chemistry melts Roman’s resistance.

If you can’t stand the heat…

Jenna knows Roman has reservations about enjoying the heat between them, but she’s got a plan. She’s going to keep this sexy man so satisfied in—and out—of the kitchen, he won’t regret a thing. But Roman has his own ideas. He wants more than a few hot nights, and he’s going to teach Jenna a lesson about playing with fire.

I’m excited to share Jenna and Roman’s story with you!

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