I absolutely love the rain!
- It's romantic
- Rain is cozy.
- I am reminded of this John Michael Montgomery song.
- Dancing in the rain is the most wonderful thing.
- Sleeping in when it's raining is bliss.
- I love the sound of rain.
- I love the smell of rain.
- It's cleansing.
What about you? Do you love the rain?
We Have Winners
Giveaway rules can be found here. Please drop us a line to claim your giveaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. All prizes not claimed in 8 weeks go back into the prize vault. We wish we could contact all our winners individually, but we'd rather write books! And P.S. - if we forget to send your prize DO let us know after 8 weeks per our rules.
Winner of a set of the Historical & Contemporary Collection of With This Kiss is Deanne (Cnnamongirl).
Monday Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean shared ways to up the emotion in your stories as she revisited her post “Seven Tools to Add Emotion to your Writing.” Winner of With This Kiss historical novella collection is Nancy C and the winner of With This Kiss contemporary novella collection is Dana R Lynn.
Tuesday Bethany House author and marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy Melissa Tagg talked “the talk” with her post “Tips to Take Your Dialogue to the Next Level.“ The Artist Librarian is the winner of Melissa’s latest book, From the Start.
Wednesday Seekerville was delighted to welcome Heartsong Presents author Karen Fleming back with her post, "Romancing Your Readers Like a Romantic Comedy." Tammy Baumann is the winner of a great read (Karen's latest release, Her Hometown Reporter) and a Starbuck's gift card.
Thursday we welcomed back award winning author Melanie Dickerson, with her post, "Anatomy of an Edit." Leslie McKee is the lucky winner of her new release from Thomas Nelson, The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest.
Author and editor Sandie Bricker was our special guest today. Sandy brought us the details of the Bling! Diamond Award Contest. Winner of a writer book surprise package is Anna Weaver Hurtt, winner of a reader surprise book package is Caryl Kane.
Monday: "How does your Speedbo garden Grow, Part II." So, you spent the entire month of March hard at work sowing words in your writing garden. So, what’s going to happen in April, May, and June? What about July or August? Pam Hillman is today’s hostess and she’ll offer tips on seeing a bountiful harvest from your Speedbo labors.
Tuesday: Love Inspired author and Seeker, Tina Radcliffe is your hostess today with her post, "Book Matter: What is it and Why Does it Matter?" Giveaway? Well, of course!
Wednesday:Join Ruth Logan Herne who asks the vital question: "Have You Put Success on Your Schedule, and If Not? Why Not?" Ruthy will mostly yell at you about not visualizing yourself as the highly successful person you deserve to be as long as you don't trip your sweet self up by not getting out of your own way! Stop by, leave a comment, to get your name in the hat dish for one of several copies, YES!!! Win-It-Before-You-Can-Buy-It , Ruthy's 4 1/2 Star love story Healing the Lawman's Heart.
Thursday: Author Cindy Green is our special guest today with her post, "Goodreads Marketing." Of course we have a giveaway too!
Friday: Stop by today for the May Contest Update and to meet our May Diva/Divo. The prize vault is open!
Starting today, Sunday April 26, you can get Ruth Logan Herne's "Running on Empty" FREE FOR YOUR KINDLE OR KINDLE APP ON ANY DEVICE! If you haven't read this highly acclaimed, unforgettable story, grab it now, and yes, spread the word! 241 reviews with a 4.7 Star ranking, folks are loving this beautiful, poignant story that shows yes... you can come home again... no matter what. "Running on Empty" Available Here!
Congratulations to Ruth Logan Herne. Her June release, Healing the Lawman's Heart, received 4 1/2 STARS from Romantic Times Book Reviews!
Every weekend for the rest of April,
we're giving away a set (one copy of each) of With This Kiss-Historical & Contemporary Collections
Just say you want one!
Winners announced in the Weekend Edition.
Debby Giusti is one of sixty authors hosting tables at Barbara Vey’s Reader Appreciation Luncheon, today, in Milwaukee, WI. The afternoon will be filled with fun, gift bags full of books and door prizes, plus lots of raffle drawings for author baskets. NYT best seller Tess Gerritsen is the keynote speaker and a mega-signing follows that’s open to the public. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society. Debby also attended the Friday evening Author Q&A that was open to the public.
Debby and Barbara will blog about the luncheon on Seekerville, Thursday, May 14th. Get a sneak peak Monday, April 27, when Debby posts a few pictures and highlights on www.LoveInspiredAuthors.com.
Missy Tippens new release, The Doctor's Second Chance, will be featured on Margaret Daley's blog the week of May 4th. Please drop by! She'll be offering a giveaway.
Here's a sneak peak at May in Seekerville!
Random News & Information
Links contributed by Villagers and Seekers!
Congratulations to the 2015 Christy Award Finalists!
10 Secrets to Write Better Stories (The Write Practice)
Shame and Your Writing Career (Writer Unboxed)
Check out-Write A House!
Romance Novels Are Primed To Make An Impact On Society, So Stop Calling Them "Trashy," OK? (Bustle)
First Bookstore Dedicated to Self-Published Authors Opens in Florida (PW)
How to choose the perfect book title (The BookBaby Blog)
Be a More Productive Writer While Also Achieving Balance (Jane Friedman)
A Call for Stories: Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Very Good, Very Bad Dog 101 Heartwarming Stories about Our Happy, Heroic & Hilarious Pets. Deadline is August 31st.
Our #NoLimits thought for the week:
Have a great writing and reading week!