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A YA Summer Scavenger Hunt with the Potential to Win Lots of Books, Prizes, and the $500 Amazon Gift Card Grand Prize!

Do you love Scavenger Hunts? How about one with amazing prizes and lots of free books?

Don’t tell anyone but it’s so enticing I thought about dropping out to join the hunt with you. I mean, seriously, a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card? And lots of chances to win free books and prizes? Tempting, very tempting!

Of course there are rules, so please read carefully for a chance to win those prizes!

RULES:

Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES.

All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in the order provided, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed secret legend HERE.

There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, amazon credit (cards) and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword.

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It’s so easy to join the fun. Head over The YA BookShelf Scavenger Hunt, follow the map visiting each author’s website in the order provided (don’t forget to enter their own giveaways), find the SPECIAL word, and put it all together at the site provided. If you become stuck go back to the YA BookShelf Page.

I will have four book giveaways, yes, four chances to win! One will be a chance to win one of my books and I’ll announce the other three books on June 1st when the hunt begins. This hunt will end on June 7th so mark it in your calendars.

In the meantime, you can download my first short story in the free Sweet Romance Collection.

masquerading-our-love_kindle Can love overcome family?

 Thinking about Love pt1_KINDLE  Can love trump faith? 

 513pSXCJIKL._SY346_ Eight FREE Short Stories

 

Good Luck to ALL!

Thank the YA Shelf Bookshelf for putting this together and for the Grand Prize.

 

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My Writing Journal

Shown Love at the Dentist Office

I’m putting our conversation in quotes but it’s not exactly word for word. Though it’s close.

Today, when I rose from the dentist chair and turned around there were two other hygienists waiting for me. One of them held my book, which I had left for another hygienist months ago.

One of them held Masquerading Our Love in her hands and asked, “Do you recognize this book?”

I nodded. “Yes, I wrote it.”

My mind raced. Writers have so much self-doubt haunting us, that we could be billionaires if we received one cent for every time we believed that our work is terrible. I looked at the two hygienists preparing myself for criticism.

“We read it and we need to know when is the next one coming out?”

“Yeah, what happens to the pregnant girl, Trina?” asked the other one not holding my book.

“Uhm, well I’m writing Carol and Frank’s story and I’m editing Trina and Stuart’s story.” Yikes, I’m still writing Trina’s story and don’t know exactly where it’s going.

“Well, you need to write it because we need to know!”

Are you for real? You really liked my book and are waiting to read it?

We continued talking and a short time later, the second one said, “I read the book in one day. And I love the main character’s boyfriend because he’s so romantic bringing her roses.”

She loves Christopher, Thalía’s boyfriend. I do too because he is pretty romantic and reminds me of my husband, who used to bring me a single rose every time we went on a date.

I asked them to review it and to please be honest. The first one said, that it was slow in the beginning and slightly confusing with all the characters in the first two chapters but once she hit chapter three she needed to find out what happened.

HOOKED! She said she was needed to find out what happened and in my book it means she was hooked!

Since the other two heard I was there they came to talk to me. ME!

The one holding my book gave it to my hygienist and told her to read it because it’s that good. They left and the hygienist who worked on my teeth said that she’s been hearing about this book during their lunch hour and how they’re saying that she needs to read it. She knew it was written by a patient but she didn’t realize it was me. She’s planning to read it tomorrow.

Wow!

I wish you could see the joy on my face right now. It still floors me that they both said that they needed to find out what happened next. The moment my foot hit the pavement outside the office I dialed my husband’s number to let him know.

Those two women showed me so much love that my heart can still bust open from their words and I have a huge grin on my face, hours after being home. I still can’t believe that these women loved my book.

This is so exciting because every author wants readers to like our books and when two people, who are standing in front of you are saying that they loved it, well, yes I call it showing me a whole lot of love.

A special thanks to all the hygienists at Dr. A’s dental practice. I have to return in three weeks for a filling, not so much fun, but hopefully I’ll take a photo with these women and my book.

Now I must be off to work on my books so they can know what happens to my characters!

I’m hoping someone shows you as much love as I’ve been shown today and if you can please do the same.

We all need love!

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