Do you like free books? Do you like pie? Who am I kidding, clearly the answer is YES! Well, you’re in luck, because this month, you can have both!
November is barely underway and it’s already overwhelming. The election. The sugar coma from Halloween. Thanksgiving on the horizon.
That’s why I’m participating in an InstaFreebie bundle with 12 incredible authors. We’re calling it Forget politics, #voteforlove. Because everyone could use an escape into a good read—plus a pleasure pairing guide curated by Bawdy Bookworms, which pairs romance novels with sexy surprises in a subscription box.
All of these books are FREE until Nov 12. You might already have my novelette, “Blackberries in the Morning,” which you can also get by signing up for my newsletter here. But if you don’t, you can download it now. The story is a little naughty, so it comes with a recipe for blackberry pie at the end to keep things sweet!
To get the other stories, click on the covers below and you’ll be taken to the InstaFreebie link where you can pick which format you want to download. All you have to do is sign up for the author’s newsletters, which I think is a pretty good deal! There’s something for everyone, with different genres of romance and heat levels represented. I know what I’m doing to kick off November—downloading all these free books and making sure to #voteforlove!
I’m totally floored and blown away that HOW TO FALL is a finalist for the Virginia Romance Writer’s HOLT Medallion in the category of Novel with Strong Romantic Elements! Winners will be announced June 11. Wish me luck!
Thank you to the readers and judges, and congratulations to everyone who entered! This is such an honor and I’m thrilled to be in such amazing company. Time to add more books to the TBR pile. :-)
“This is the kind of book that you can’t help but fall in love with–from the story to the characters, it’s a cut above the norm and a read I would highly recommend to fellow readers of contemporary romances. How to Fall is five-plus-star must-read. ♥” – Jen V. @ Netgalley
I know, I know, I’ve been terrible about updating this blog section of my page. But I’ve been busy, I swear! Other wonderful folks have been busy as well, like Betsy Talbot, whose Quickie Romance Podcast series lets you listen to snippets of your favorite books, just enough to get titillated, tantalized, and tempted to read more. Thanks to Betsy for including Above All in her series!
Click below and have a listen:
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I received a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
Nineteen-year-old Emily is a college student desperate to get her diploma and get out. But although she’s always been focused on school, the perfect night with an older student, Mitch, shows her that there’s more to life than studying. Emily might be ready to open her heart… but Mitch has his own fears to contend with before he’s ready to get serious.
Determined to forget about Mitch, Emily throws herself into school, friendships, and a new relationship with a boy who progresses from lackluster to downright despicable over the course of the book. Nam-Krane does a great job of developing his character and weaving Emily’s relationship with him into a larger plotline that ultimately serves to bring Emily and Mitch back together. There’s a lot going on besides the relationship between hero and heroine, and although at times the subplots can get a little entangled, they help drive the story at a nice pace.
The central conflict between Emily and Mitch—a perfect night with an imperfect follow-up—doesn’t seem quite earth-shattering enough for the tension that results. But I was willing to suspend disbelief because the characters remain strong and sympathetic. Emily stops at nothing to stand up for herself and her friends, and if her toughness sometimes gets her into trouble, it also makes her the kind of friend you’d want on your side. Emily’s dynamic cohort really sets the story apart. Nam-Krane succeeds in bringing together a diverse group of friends in a way that feels organic and true to life.
There were a few moments when I was confused by why some of the secondary characters behaved as they did—in particular, I didn’t get why such likeable people would hang around with a few obvious villains. But I suspect those secrets are revealed in the rest of the series, so I’ll just have to read on!