I wanted this post to be about my friends and their blogs.

Then I realized, not all my friends have a blog.

Some of them even stay OFFLINE (GASP)

So this is a little cheer to all of our friends

online, offline and those in between.

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The Artisans

Two little things!  I’ve given my blog over to Julie Reece today. She wants to tell us all about her new book, The Artison’s. I’ve been waiting for this book for a long time! The other thing is, we have an opportunity to WIN her new book!

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Title: The Artisans

Publication date: May 2015

Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.

Author: Julie Reece

They say death can be beautiful. But after the death of her mother, seventeen-year-old RAVEN WEATHERSBY gives up her dream of becoming a fashion designer, barely surviving life in the South Carolina lowlands.

To make ends meet, Raven works after school as a seamstress creating stunning works of fashion that often rival the great names of the day.

Instead of making things easier on the high school senior, her stepdad’s drinking leads to a run in with the highly reclusive heir to the Maddox family fortune, Gideon Maddox.

But Raven’s stepdad’s drying out and in no condition to attend the meeting with Maddox. So Raven volunteers to take his place and offers to repay the debt in order to keep the only father she’s ever known out of jail, or worse.

Gideon Maddox agrees, outlining an outrageous demand: Raven must live in his home for a year while she designs for Maddox Industries’ clothing line, signing over her creative rights.

Her handsome young captor is arrogant and infuriating to the nth degree, and Raven can’t imagine working for him, let alone sharing the same space for more than five minutes.

But nothing is ever as it seems. Is Gideon Maddox the monster the world believes him to be? And can he stand to let the young seamstress see him as he really is?

The Artisans is a delectably rich, layered and dark YA Southern Gothic inspired by Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s classic Beauty and the Beast.

“The Artisans has all the elements I love – spooky intrigue, strong friendships, and a romantic tension to be savored.” ~ Wendy Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.

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Born in Ohio, I lived next to my grandfather’s horse farm until the fourth grade. Summers were about riding, fishing and make-believe, while winter brought sledding and ice-skating on frozen ponds. Most of life was magical, but not all.

I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, did not excel in school. I spent much of my time looking out windows and daydreaming. In the fourth grade (with the help of one very nice teacher) I fought dyslexia for my right to read, like a prince fights a dragon in order to free the princess locked in a tower, and I won.

Afterwards, I read like a fiend. I invented stories where I could be the princess… or a gifted heroine from another world who kicked bad guy butt to win the heart of a charismatic hero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that? Later, I moved to Florida where I continued to fantasize about superpowers and monsters, fabricating stories (my mother called it lying) and sharing them with my friends.

Then I thought I’d write one down…

Hooked, I’ve been writing ever since. I write historical, contemporary, urban fantasy, adventure, and young adult romances. I love strong heroines, sweeping tales of mystery and epic adventure… which must include a really hot guy. My writing is proof you can work hard to overcome any obstacle. Don’t give up. I say, if you write, write on!

Connect with the Author: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Three (3) digital copies of The Artisans by Julie Reece

· Open Internationally

· Winner will be drawn March 27, 2015

· Winners will receive their book on release day

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E is for Elephants.

E is for Elephants.

Today I’m plugging for the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary.

No, I’m not getting paid. I just want to share this wonderful site and all the great things they do to help Elephants deal with the trauma humans have given to them. The elephants over at the sanctuary are mostly retired circus elephants. For the first 10 to twenty years of their life, they were just display objects. Now, they are free.

No, I’m not a vegetarian but the Elephant Sanctuary is a cause close to my heart. Pop over, read some of their inspiring stories or take a peek through the Ele Cam. You won’t be sorry you did.




Sheryl Winters is the author of Purr-fect Mating and Skydreamer.

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St. Patrick’s Day blog hop! Blog Tour March 14th-21. Your chance to win a free book

Hello. Guess what I have for you? A giveaway.  I am giving a way a gift certificate worth 10.00. Amazon Kindle of course!

All you have to do is visit here and leave a comment, then on March 22 I will choose a winner from my commenters. Say hello, ask a question, whatever you’d like. The winner will be announced on March 22, 2015.

Since this is a blog hop, don’t forget to check out the rest of the bloggers.Click the photo below to have some fun “hopping” around! And don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter contest below for your chance at more books!

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D is for Dragon’s.

D is for Danger, Dragons, and Draven Winterbourn

D is for DRAGON. It goes without saying that Dragons are dangerous. Any being that can breath fire while in a temper tantrum must be considered extremely (danger)ous.

Dragons are also sneaky, tricky and darn right handsome. Oh wait, did I say that last part. I guess if you’re a shape-shifting dragon, it must be a job requirement to be handsome to the nth H.O.T. degree.

That brings me to Draven Winterbourn, the king of the Dragon-Changers. Draven is the keeper of the Dragon-Changer laws. He is also devilishly handsome with steel gray eyes, light brown hair you itch to run your fingers through, that lean muscled up body.
And did I mention he turns into a large fire-breathing black dragon with sharp teeth and six foot long leathery wings?

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Skydreamer by Sheryl Winters– ARCs for read and review!

Originally posted on Julie Antonovich Reece:

Roane Publishing is giving away THREE ARCs of Skydreamer!
Fantasy / Romance
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: March 30, 2015

For fire talent, Jaden Zarie, life is far from a fairy tale. Blisters from any contact with water, check. Sleeping in a shed behind your greedy Uncle’s house, check. Ex-boyfriend scouting the bar where you work for one-night stands every night, double check.When Jaden sets off to secure a new life with her two sisters, winning a contest with a huge pile of gold on the line seems like a quick fix. Getting hitched to Draven Winterbourne, King of the Dragon-changers, and finding true love, was beyond anything she could have hoped for.But a friend turned enemy threatens to take it all away. Jaden is thrust into an alternate universe and separated from her new husband and her sisters, she must summon up the courage…

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C is for Cats


I asked Robin Midnight Sunshine Moonbeam Winters what I should write about for cats, and she said, “meow.”

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I’ve had a long association with Princess Robin, and I have to admit. I’m not sure what she meant by this. After some soul searching and a lot of time spent thinking while playing Farmville 2. I decide she wanted me to remind you that Purr-fect Mating is only 1.99 over at Amazon.

If your worried that you won’t always remember to bring your Kindle let me remind you that it’s available in other formats as well. Nook, Smash Words, Itunes, etc.

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A Lil Genie Series NovellaGenre: Paranormal / Romance
By Sheryl Winters
Release Date: July 21, 2014

Keywords: Paranormal, Romance, Shifters, Series

Description:  Fhina and Wulfar have a little problem.

On their wedding night, at the stroke of midnight, Wulfar changes into his shifted wolf form and cannot shift back. Not even to communicate with the woman he loves.

Fhina, upon waking the day after their mating, no longer recognizes her mate. Pregnant and confused, she’s convinced herself her mate has run away and left her to live alone. With his dog.

Can the cursed pair find a counter charm before Fhina gives birth? Will Wulfar be able to curb his inclination to run?

Or will their mutual curses break up their love affair before it’s really even started.

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