Hello, readers! Today’s an exciting day in the life of an avid reader; especially those of us who might fall into one of the following bookworm groups:
1: a reader who loves good bookshelf aesthetics, and cannot resist pretty cover art (ME!); and 2: a reader who loves to find a good contemporary fiction read (also, me!)
Blogger extraordinaire and friend Rel Mollet has talked about the amazingness that is author Tamara Leigh‘s ‘Head Over Heels’ contemporaries for a long time now. You’d think I’d get smart and finally listen, right? But, no, not this girl. *note to self: badly done* Originally published with NavPress (beginning in 2006), Tamara dusts off her four independent, but under the same “series” umbrella, romances as indie published titles with fresh new covers! To share in the excitement of this, we celebrate their new arrival on Instagram and through blogs to spread the love for these new books.
You can see my own “reveals” for the four new covers on my Instagram page, or keep scrolling to see the images. Without further ado, find the covers and the four synopsis’s of these titles below (and keep scrolling for more fun!):
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WRITER’S BLOCK, NIBBLED NAILS, PLAGIARISM, OH MY! AND DID I MENTION ROMANCE?
Life for Adda Sinclaire, New York Times best-selling author and historical romance writer extraordinaire, reads more like a country song than a breathless, bodice-bursting affair. For starters, she has no romance in her own life. That might have something to do with her husband—correction, ex-husband—running off with her rival, Stick Woman.
To add insult to injury (and another verse to the country song), her ex not only took their dog but gave it to his new girlfriend. If that isn’t enough, Adda has come down with a horrible case of writer’s block, finds herself gifted with a Bible that is determined to speak to her, and is the unwitting target of a romance cover model’s misdirected advances.
Just when she catches her breath, and quite possibly the eye of a certain fabulously good-looking man (ahem…her new editor), her arch-nemesis gives the pot one final stir.
KATE’S CREED: THOU SHALT EMBRACE SINGLEDOM AND BE UNBELIEVABLY, INCONCEIVABLY HAPPY. YEAH, RIGHT.
Kate Meadows, a successful San Francisco artist, is this close to giving up on finding a nice, solid man with whom to spend her life. So when not one, but two eligible bachelors enter her orbit in rapid succession, it seems too good to be true. And it may be.
Michael Palmier, a nationally-known makeup artist, is actually flirting with Kate, rather than her physically flawless housemate. Trouble is, he seems more intent on doling out the business cards of beauty professionals and plastic surgeons than discovering Kate’s inner beauty. Is he trying to stamp out every last bit of self-esteem she has?
As for Clive Alexander, the good doctor sends Kate’s pulse skittering every time he’s near. Too bad the man is only interested in her work—and doesn’t think she’s much to look at. It’s enough to send a girl running for her paint-splattered, relaxed-fit jeans and swearing off men altogether. But after undergoing a makeover from Michael’s staff, Kate suddenly finds herself the recipient of admiring glances. Maybe she should try contacts, consider some fancy dental work, and—you know—that mole really could stand to go.
The question is, what kind of work will Kate do on herself? And who is she really trying to please?
ONCE UPON A TIME, I WAS A REBEL. AND I HAVE THE TATTOOS TO PROVE IT.
Did I mention I’m also a preacher’s kid? That’s right. And like the prodigal son after whom I modeled myself, I finally saw the error of my ways and returned to the fold. Today my life is all about lead me not into temptation. When I’m not serving as Women’s Ministry Director at my father’s church, I’m working at Gloria’s Morning Café. I even have worthy goals, like saving money to buy the café, keeping my Jelly Belly habit under control, and never again hurting the people I love. No more parties. No more unsavory activities. And no more motorcycles!
You’d think I was finally on the right track. But since dad’s replacement hired a hotshot consultant to revive our dying church, things aren’t working out as planned. And now this consultant thinks I’m in need of a little reviving myself. Just who does this Maddox McCray think he is? With curly hair that could use a good clipping, a tattoo he makes no attempt to hide, and black leather pants, the man is downright dangerous. In fact, all that’s missing is a motorcycle. Or so I thought. But if he thinks he’s going to take me for a ride on that 1298cc machine of his, he can think again. Harriet Bisset is a reformed woman, and she’s going to stay that way. Even if it kills me!
ALL SHE WANTS IS A JOB. ALL SHE NEEDS IS RELIGION. HOW HARD CAN IT BE?
Maizy Grace Stewart dreams of a career as an investigative journalist, but her last job ended in disaster when her compassion cost her employer a juicy headline. A part-time gig at a Nashville newspaper might be her big break.
A second job at Steeple Side Christian Resources could help pay the bills, but they only hire committed Christians. Maizy is sure she can fake it with her Five-Step Program to Authentic Christian Faith. If only Jack Prentiss, Steeple Side’s managing editor and British hottie, wasn’t determined to prove her a fraud.
When Maizy’s newspaper boss pressures her to expose any skeletons in Steeple Side’s closet, she must decide whether to deliver the dirt and secure her career or lean on her newfound faith, change the direction of her life, and pray that her colleagues—and Jack—will show her grace.
(They’re pretty right!? I love the sophistication of ‘Adda’ and ‘Grace,’ and the more casual appeal of Harriet’s and Kate’s stories. Also, can we talk about how cute the taglines are!?!?)CELEBRATE a new #CoverReveal with the 'Head Over Heels' #romance collection. Cover Art Reveal: Tamara Leigh Click To Tweet
If you want the chance to WIN one of these novels, read on for details on how you can!
And now let’s get those annoying rules and regulation details out of the way.
- The book will be a Kindle prize, and is open to All READERS.
- By entering, you are acknowledging that you are over 18*, and that you are aware, I will contact you via the email address you provide in the Rafflecopter form (below). (With your permission, this address will then be used to gift the book to you via Amazon.)
- Anyone who leaves a comment under “anonymous,” please leave the same name you enter into the widget in your comment (I ask this in consideration of fairness to everyone else, I want to be able to be sure everyone who used the Rafflecopter correctly has a fair chance at winning against those who abuse it – there have been a few people I could not verify).
- The winner is by random selection (via Rafflecopter); failure to complete the “tasks” does result in disqualification.
- The winner(s) will be contacted via the email address in the Rafflecopter form within 1-3 days of the close of the giveaway
- Winner(s) will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification before another winner is chosen at random.
To enter the giveaway, just enter as much or as little as you like into the Rafflecopter widget, which you’ll find down below. The giveaway ends April 27. Happy Rafflecopter-ing – and good luck!
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