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Secret Love is on tour this week…

Hey wonderful readers! I am making the rounds and spreading the word about my first novella…SECRET LOVE, which is a sweet romance set in small town America 1955. I hope you’ll join me on some of the blogs I’ll be visiting over the next 3 days and enter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card, and if you haven’t had a chance to check out Secret Love, grab a copy for only .99.

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Saranac, Michigan

March 1955

Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.

Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.

One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.

Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?

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Here’s the blogs I’m guesting on….stop by and say “hi” and don’t forget to enter for a chance to win my giveaway!

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Posted by on July 28, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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A few reviews for Secret Love…

Secret Love…my sweet,nostalgic novella set in small town America 1955 is set to release tomorrow, June 9th. BUT, the links are live now on both Amazon and Barnes & Nobles for .99…and better yet is that I’m already getting some very nice reviews that I’m going to share.

Some came from Barnes and Nobles, some from Amazon, and still others from Goodreads. I’m very happy that my little novella is being so well received.

Thank you to everyone who has read the first story in The Sweet Fifties Series and left a review, thank you in advance to those who will, and thank you to those who are planning to purchase or have already purchased. 🙂

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Here’s a few snippets of reviews I’d like to share…to read the complete review follow the link after the snippet…

From Amazon:

“The story of Lizzie and Wayne flows effortlessly from Ms. Warner’s imagination: longing, shy desire, blossoming infatuation and the building blocks of enduring love, all told from the viewpoint of two people whose connection goes back to their teenage years.”

read the full review here

“The story is well written, fast paced and refreshing. It was nice to read about young love, and how second chances are even better.”

read the full review here

From Barnes & Noble:

“If you’ve ever had a teenage crush and had the moxie to tell the boy how you felt, this novel is for you. Mrs. Warner reminds us that Cupid has a way of turning unrequited love into the real thing the second time around.”

read the full review here

From Goodreads:

I devour everything Christine Warner writes. Love her witty characters and great writing. She’s another author that I just want to badger every day for a new book so I can get my fix. My wish came true when she came out with Secret Love.

read the full review here

 

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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Secret Love ~my sweet, nostalgic romance~ will be availble in 4 more days….

I’m getting excited. Well, okay, I’ve been excited about this for awhile…teehee! Secret Love is officially going to hit the virtual shelves on Barnes & Nobles and Amazon this coming Monday, June 9th! YAY!!!!

This little novella is sweet and full of nostalgic romance. I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy for .99, and if you could add it to your to your to be read list on goodreads, I’d appreciate that too. Click here to go to the Goodreads link to add it.

There are 2 more novellas planned for The Sweet Fifties series. The second book will be titled A Basket Full of Love and the third book in the series is titled No Other Love. I can’t wait to finish these up and put them out there for my readers soon!

Enjoy the blurb and a short excerpt from Secret Love:

SECRET LOVE FINAL COVER

BLURB:

Saranac, Michigan

March 1955

Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.

Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.

One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.

Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?

EXCERPT:

She blinked away the heat of tears forming at the back of her eyes. Their conversation had grown too serious. She needed to lighten things up a bit. “Remember when we used to play ‘What if?’”

He laughed. “What if Lizzie wore a dress?”

“Either she was going to church, or her mom was having a ladies’ social.” Lizzie giggled. “Ricky hated that game.”

“He’d get so mad when you’d start it.” He made the final cut on a small snowflake and added it to the pile before him.

“What if Wayne couldn’t throw his famous curve ball?”

“The school trophy case would be one trophy short. What if Lizzie wasn’t teaching here?”

She pouted. “She’d be sad. I have no idea what I’d be doing if I hadn’t found a job here. What does Lizzie have to do to show Wayne she thanks him?” She winked, enjoying their fun.

He cleared his throat. “What if Wayne said Lizzie owed him a kiss?”

Her belly trembled. What if?

“What if he stole one?” His voice lowered and he leaned in.

“Why don’t you find out?” she whispered.

 
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Posted by on June 5, 2014 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights

 

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Get ready for June 9th….

Get ready…it’s only a little over a week away!

Release day for SECRET LOVE, my sweet, nostalgic romantic novella set in small town America 1955 🙂

And check out my cover. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I hope you do too!

I was lucky to have my daughter as the cover model and her amazing photographer friend Jill Szyszko behind the lens. Those two together are wonderful!

Don’t forget to save a spot on your Nook or Kindle for Secret Love, a bargain at .99… This is the first book in the Sweet Fifties series.

 

SECRET LOVE FINAL COVER

BLURB:

Saranac, Michigan, March 1955

Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.

Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.

One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.

Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?

 

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Attention all reviewers and bloggers…

Are you interested in receiving an ARC (advanced reader’s copy) of my upcoming release SECRET LOVE? This is a sweet, nostalgic romance set in 1955.

What’s the catch? All I ask is that you please post your honest review on Amazon or Barnes and Noble within 24 hours of the link going live on June 9th…release day 🙂

If interested please sign up here : SIGN UP FOR YOUR FREE ARC OF SECRET LOVE

OR…

Would you like to help me spread the word on release day by having me on your blog for a RELEASE DAY BLAST of Secret Love? I would send you the book cover along with the blurb, excerpt, buy links as well as my author info, pic, and links. It would arrive in an easy format for you to copy and paste on your blog on June 9th.

If interested please sign up here : SIGN UP FOR RELEASE DAY BLAST OF SECRET LOVE

I hope you’ll consider signing up for one or both.

Oh, and if you want to see what I’m all excited about…because, yes, I’m excited about this story…here’s the blurb:

Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.

Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.

One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.

Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?

 

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Exciting News…

Happy Weekend!

I wanted to take a moment and share some exciting news. I have decided to try my hand at self publishing. I’ve written a sweet nostalgic romantic novella set in small town America 1955. The story is titled SECRET LOVE.

This has been a fun experience and I’ve learned a lot. After writing my novella I hired an editor who made some great catches, suggestions, and helped me tighten up my words. I love the story now, more than when I finished the first draft. From there I managed to rope a busy friend into formatting my words so they’d transfer to various venues and still look good 🙂 I also was lucky to have an instant cover model in my daughter and her amazing photographer bestie Jill Szyszko who worked so hard on my cover–which I will be revealing later this week. Squeee…

Release day is Monday, June 9th!!!

I’ve had so much fun in this venture that I’ve decided to write a second and third story in this newly formed series. And if things go as planned I will add on to that with more stories that are linked by characters from previous works in the series.

And…if that weren’t enough I have a fun surprise in regards to the covers that I’ll share later. It has to do with the prize being given away while I’m on my tour. I can’t wait to tell you what I have planned….more Squee…

With all that being said, I’d love to share my blurb for Secret Love, Book One in the Sweet Fifties Novella Series.

Saranac, Michigan

March 1955

Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.

Wayne Whitmore grew up on the wrong side of the tracks and worked hard to get where he’s at in life. Even though he enjoys being principal at the small town high school, he dreams of coaching baseball. When his best friend asks him to watch over his little sister at her new job at Wayne’s school, he agrees. What he doesn’t count on is how she’s grown from the pig tailed kid who told him she loved him, to the woman who breaks his concentration with her beauty and smile. Unable to get over his fascination, and afraid he’ll ruin his friend’s trust, Wayne applies for his dream job—one that will take him far away.

One night while decorating the school gymnasium for an upcoming sock hop, Lizzie and Wayne find themselves alone. They share a kiss and Lizzie realizes her childhood crush for Wayne has never died. Wayne decides he doesn’t want to let Lizzie get away.

Can they come to terms with their secret love and then overcome the other secrets they are hiding in order to get what they each want? Or is their timing for love still off?

 

THANK YOU for joining me while I share my exciting news. Please stay tuned for the cover and more info regarding my surprise!!!

 
 

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