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Monday, November 23, 2015

Guest Post from author of The Firefighter's Promise, Kate james plus wonderful Giveaways!!

 On tour with Prism Book Tours.

We'll be highlighting 13 FREE short stories by beloved Harlequin Heartwarming authors that will be available from Harlequin during November. All Heartwarming titles are 30% OFF during November from Harlequin as well! Use code HEART1115.


The Firefighter's Promise by Kate James

An accidental love . . .

When Jacqueline (Jax) Warren is in a serious motorcycle accident, firefighter Ryan Hudson is the first to arrive at the scene. Ryan takes a special interest in Jax particularly when he discovers that her stepmother—Jax’s only known contact—shows little interest in her wellbeing. But Jax learned early in life that she can’t rely on other people and it’s her six-year-old half-brother, Kyle, who’s the only person she cares about.

In the face of Ryan’s persistence and devotion, Jax begins to open up to him. Convincing her to spend Thanksgiving with him and his family—to prove to her that not all families are like the one she’d known—he presents her with a gift she never imagined, and she finally lets him into her life . . . and into her heart.

Read it HERE!

Guest Post from Kate James

I’ve loved reading as far back as I can remember. While I was in university, I decided I wanted to write. I started a couple of manuscripts, but I didn’t complete either one. It was many years later that I finally decided that I wanted to try again. I completed my first manuscript in six months while working full time, writing very early in the mornings and late at nights. It took me another six months to find a publisher. I entered into a contract with a small Canadian publisher. My debut, Silver Linings, did well and received first-place honors in both readers’ choice contest that I entered it in. As much as I enjoyed working with the publisher and I learned a lot, I decided to try to find a larger publisher for my subsequent books.

I was fortunate to meet Paula Eykelhof, Executive Editor, Single Titles, for Harlequin Enterprises, at a writers’ meeting. She gave me the opportunity to pitch to her. Some months later, she asked if I would be interested in writing for Heartwarming. She sent me several Heartwarming books, including Annie’s Neighborhood, by Roz Denny Fox, an author who I like and respect a great deal. My first contract was for two books: the award-winning A Child’s Christmas, and my May, 2015 release, The Truth About Hope. My most recent release is When the Right One Comes Along, the first book in my K-9 trilogy. The second and third books, When Love Matters Most and When the Sky’s the Limit, will be released in January and June 2016, respectively.

The Heartwarming series is for readers who enjoy well-written, deeply-nuanced stories that are clean and wholesome. I am pleased to have been invited to participate in this special Thanksgiving promotion. It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to give back to our loyal readers and to introduce new readers to our stories. We hope you enjoy these thirteen short stories. Also, look for Heartwarming books in your local Walmart store starting January, 2016.

Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word. Kate's goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors with their beloved Labrador Retrievers.

Other Heartwarming Titles by this Author

A Child's Christmas The Truth About Hope
When the Right One Comes Along (K-9 Trilogy, #1) When Love Matters Most (The K-9 Trilogy, #2)


Don't miss any of these FREE novellas or the extra tour content! Stop by each of the tour stops each day:

11/2: Snow Day Baby by Amy Vastine
Singing Librarian Books, The Power of Words, & Katie's Clean Book Collection

11/4: Wedding at Turkey Run by Liz Flaherty
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing, Babs Book Bistro, & Heidi Reads...

11/6: Her Thanksgiving Soldier by Leigh Riker
Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima, Mel's Shelves, & Brooke Blogs

11/9: Mr. Right All Along by Jen Snow
Katie's Clean Book CollectionMin Reads and Reviews, & Love thy Shelf

11/11: Falling for the Cowboy by Sophia Sasson
Kindle and Me, The Power of Words, & Colorimetry

11/13: The Marriage Gift by Tara Taylor Quinn
deal sharing aunt, Babs Book Bistro, & Brooke Blogs

11/16: Heart of a Hero by Pamela Tracy
Writing Pearls, Wishful Endings, & Waiting For Wentworth

11/18: Thankful for You by Karen Rock
Christian Chick's Thoughts, Getting Your Read On, & Love, Laughter, Friendship

11/20: Autumn at Jasper Lake by Carol Ross
Reading Is My SuperPower, I Am A Reader, & Colorimetry

11/23: The Firefighter’s Promise by Kate James
Canadian Book Addict, Mel's Shelves, & Beck Valley Books

11/24: Wedding of His Dreams by Cari Lynn Webb
Bookworm Lisa, Kindle and Me, & Zerina Blossom's Books

11/25: The Sweetheart Tree by Rula Sinara
The Written Adventure, Reading Is My SuperPower, & Writing Pearl

11/26: Married by Thanksgiving by Melinda Curtis
Heidi Reads..., Love, Laughter, Friendship, & Singing Librarian Books 

11/29: Grand Finale
11/30: Facebook Party


Goodreads Giveaway

13 Harlequin Heartwarming Books
Enter on Goodreads HERE.

Pinterest Giveaway

Pin one or both of these images to spread the word and enter to win this adorably festive Thanksgiving Table Set:

Pinterest Prize includes: four reversible, quilted placemats, four matching napkins, hand-painted matching napkin rings, matching table runner, matching quilted hot pad/trivet, floral centerpiece in pot, and hand-crafted pilgrim pair.
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- Open to US/CAN only
- Ends December 4th

Tour Giveaway

Grand Prize: Harlequin Heartwarming Year Subscription (Provided by Harlequin and to US/CAN only)
$40 VISA card (US only)
13-Book Heartwarming Prize Pack: The Best Laid Plans, Back to McGuffy's, If I Loved You, Love, Lies & Mistletoe, First Comes Marriage, Once Upon A Marriage, Small Town Secrets, Winter Wedding Bells, If Not For A Bee, When The Right One Comes Along, Wedding of His Dreams, After The Silence, and A Memory Away (print copies if US, ebooks if international)
9-Book Prize Pack: The Best Laid Plans, If I Loved You, Love, Lies & Mistletoe, First Comes Marriage, Once Upon A Marriage, When The Right One Comes Along, Winter Wedding Bells, If Not For A Bee, and After The Silence (print copies if US, ebooks if international)
Ends December 4th

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  1. Thank you for hosting me on your blog.

    I would love to hear from readers to know how they enjoyed The Firefighter's Promise.

    Best wishes for a wonderful day and happy reading!


  2. What a great post, Kate! I really enjoyed reading your path to publication story. Looking forward to seeing what the future has in store for you.

  3. Thanks so much for hosting the Heartwarming read :) I finished Kate's story just awhile ago and really enjoyed it. Hop on over.

  4. Thanks so much for the chance to win some great books.


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