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Hearts & Flowers Hop!

CLC Valentines 2019 Hop

Hello, my friends!

I hope this finds you well. We’ve been in a DEEP FREEZE here in Edmonton for over two weeks. Like we’re talking -30 C (or – 22 F for my American friends) as a HIGH, which is not high at all really…

Needless to say, we’ve all got cabin fever, including the puppies, Lucy and Nelson. Well, Lucy, not so much. Here she is chillaxing in her favourite chair. Nelson, however, has been waking the kids up to play fetch late at night. That’s the difference between a seven-year-old and a nine-month-old dog.

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I wanted to say thank you to everyone for the outpouring of support about my dad. I will be replying to all of the emails personally, but need to get Whisked Away off to the editor first. In the meantime, thank you for your support. It means the world to me.

NOW, ONTO THE PRIZES AND SUCH…

The Authors over at the Chick Lit Chat HQ are having a Hearts and Flowers Hop! Head over there for your chance to win our Grand Prize – a sterling silver Elsa Peretti Open Heart Pendant from Tiffany’s (eek!!) or one of the three lovely Runner-Up Prizes – Fun Size Burlap Wrapped Bouquets from Farmgirl Flowers (gorgeous!).

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The winner will be chosen on Feb 17th so make sure you hop on over before then!

ENTER THE HOP HERE!

Okay, that’s it for me today. Stay tuned because I have some super exciting stuff coming your way very soon…

XOXO

Mel

CHECK OUT ALL THE AUTHORS PARTICIPATING IN THE HOP HERE (AND ENTER TO WIN THEIR INDIVIDUAL PRIZES…Mmkay?)
Tracie Banister (Admin/Host) https://www.facebook.com/tracie.banister
Laura Chapman
https://www.facebook.com/laurachapmanbooks/
Lindsay Detwiler https://www.facebook.com/lindsayanndetwiler
Rachael Eliker https://www.facebook.com/rachaeleliker/
Liberty Kontranowski https://www.facebook.com/libertykontranowskiauthor/
Beth Labonte https://www.facebook.com/bethlabontebooks
Nikki LeClair https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLeClairBooks/
Kate O’Keeffe https://www.facebook.com/kateokeeffeauthor/
Joslyn Westbrook https://www.facebook.com/JoslynWestbrookOfficial/

Kristina Beck https://www.facebook.com/krissybeck73/
Annabelle Costa
https://www.facebook.com/annabellecostaauthor/
Karen M. Cox https://www.facebook.com/karenmcox1932/
Hilary Grossman (Admin/Host) https://www.facebook.com/HilaryGrossmanAuthor/
Erin Huss https://www.facebook.com/authorerinhuss/
Kate Kisset https://www.facebook.com/authorKateKisset/
Natalina Reis https://www.facebook.com/authornatalinareis/
Pauline Wiles https://www.facebook.com/paulinewilesauthor

Melissa Baldwin (Admin/Host) https://www.facebook.com/authormelissabaldwin/
Angie Ellington
https://www.facebook.com/angienellingtonbooks
Marianne Hansen https://www.facebook.com/MarianneHansenR/
Monique McDonell https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueMcDonellAuthor
June Moonbridge https://www.facebook.com/JMoonbridge/
Meredith Schorr https://www.facebook.com/MeredithSchorrAuthor/
D.L. Stewart https://www.facebook.com/DelanceyWrites/
Stacey Wiedower https://www.facebook.com/StaceyWiedower.author

Rich Amooi https://www.facebook.com/author.richamooi/
Glynis Astie (Admin/Host) https://www.facebook.com/glynisastieauthor/
Kathryn R. Biel https://www.facebook.com/kathrynrbiel/
Victoria Grant https://www.facebook.com/victoriagrantromance/
Jennie Marts https://www.facebook.com/JennieMartsBooks/
Diane Michaels https://www.facebook.com/dianemichaelsauthor/
Susannah Nix https://www.facebook.com/susannahnix/
Barbara Valentin https://www.facebook.com/Platespinner/

Beth Carter https://www.facebook.com/authorbethcarter/
Whitney Dineen
https://www.facebook.com/Whitney-Dineen-Author-11687019412/
Kimberly Frost https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKimberlyFrost
Virginia Gray https://www.facebook.com/Virginia.Gray.Author/
Holly Kerr https://www.facebook.com/HollyKerrAuthor/
Becky Monson (Admin/Host) https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBeckyMonson
Melanie Summers https://www.facebook.com/MJSummersAuthorPage
Janice Williams https://www.facebook.com/booksbyjanicewilliams

Maggie Aldrich
https://www.facebook.com/maggiealdrichwrites/
Christina Boyd https://www.facebook.com/TheDarcyMonologues/
Jayne Denker (Admin/Host) https://www.facebook.com/JayneDenkerAuthor/
Jenny Gardiner https://www.facebook.com/jennygardinerbooks/
Susan Hatler https://www.facebook.com/authorsusanhatler/
Cat Lavoie https://www.facebook.com/CatLavoieBooks
Cassandra O’Leary https://www.facebook.com/cassandraolearyauthor
Avril Tremayne https://www.facebook.com/avril.tremayne/

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…

THE HOLLY JOLLY CHICK LIT HOP is BACK, BABY!! 

The authors over at the Chick Lit Chat HQ Facebook group are giving away some MASSIVE prizes just in time for the holidays! Head over to the group before Dec 9th for your chance to win one of 5 huge prizes valued at over $500!

I’ll have 2 lucky winners – One from my Newsletter (so YOU are already entered) and One from my Facebook Author page!

Win a signed Full-Color Book Lover’s Editions of The Honeymooner and a gorgeous 3D custom art created by my very dear friend, the talented Deana Matarasso of California!

JOIN THE HOP HERE!
SNAG ANOTHER ENTRY FOR MY PRIZE HERE!

And in Other News…

The damn elves haven’t shown up so I’ll have to clean, cook, shop, wrap, and plan again this year. Seriously, elves? WTF?

In preparation for the holidays, I got a new hairdo and had my eyebrows done – SCARY  and slightly painful, to be honest. At one point, I had tears in my eyes and for some reason, I started salivating…weird, right?

But I made the best of it and sent a wickedly funny pic to my husband with no text attached while I was at the appointment. You know, to make him panic a little, like the good wife I am. 😉

Here are the during and after pics…

So that’s it for this lady for today. We’re expecting a deliciously big snowstorm this weekend, and in my opinion, it’s about time. It’ll finally look a lot like Christmas.

More to come later this month. Make sure you take care of yourselves during this busy season, my friends. Have some laughs, have some wine, see some friends, and get some sleep!

Okay, I’ll stop bossing you now.

Warmest wishes,

Melanie

HOLLY JOLLY CHICK LIT HOP SCHEDULE:

Monday, Dec. 3rd

Rich Amooi https://www.facebook.com/author.richamooi

Tracie Banister https://www.facebook.com/tracie.banister

Beth Carter https://www.facebook.com/authorbethcarter/

Susan Hatler https://www.facebook.com/authorsusanhatler

Holly Kerr https://www.facebook.com/HollyKerrAuthor/

Jennie Marts https://www.facebook.com/JennieMartsBooks/

Robyn Neeley https://www.facebook.com/RobynNeeleyAuthor/

Melanie Summers https://www.facebook.com/MJSummersAuthorPage

Avril Tremayne https://www.facebook.com/avril.tremayne/

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4th

Glynis Astie https://www.facebook.com/glynisastieauthor/

Christina Boyd, plus Yuletide anthology authors

https://www.facebook.com/TheDarcyMonologues/

Whitney Dineen https://www.facebook.com/Whitney-Dineen-Author-11687019412/

Jenny Gardiner https://www.facebook.com/jennygardinerbooks

Amy Gettinger https://www.facebook.com/Amy-Gettinger-Author-1412625005719904/

Virginia Gray https://www.facebook.com/Virginia.Gray.Author

Cassandra O’Leary https://www.facebook.com/cassandraolearyauthor

Jean Oram https://www.facebook.com/JeanOramAuthor/

Janice Williams https://www.facebook.com/booksbyjanicewilliams

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5th

Maggie Aldrich https://www.facebook.com/maggiealdrichwrites

Shanna Hatfield https://www.facebook.com/AuthorShannaHatfield/

Erin Huss https://www.facebook.com/authorerinhuss/

Julie Evelyn Joyce https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJEJ

Maida Malby

https://www.facebook.com/carpediemchroniclesbymaidamalby/

Kirsty McManus https://www.facebook.com/kirstymcmanusauthor/

Diane Michaels https://www.facebook.com/dianemichaelsauthor/

Becky Monson https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBeckyMonson/

Joslyn Westbrook https://www.facebook.com/JoslynWestbrookOfficial

 

Thursday, Dec. 6th

Traci Andrighetti https://www.facebook.com/traciandrighettiauthor/

Alex Bailey https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlexBailey/

Kristina Beck https://www.facebook.com/krissybeck73/

Angie Ellington https://www.facebook.com/angienellingtonbooks

Hilary Grossman https://www.facebook.com/HilaryGrossmanAuthor/

Daisy James https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009889775019

Kate Kisset https://www.facebook.com/authorKateKisset/

Tracy Krimmer https://www.facebook.com/krimmerauthor/

Joy Norstrom https://www.facebook.com/joynorstromwrites/

 

Friday, Dec. 7th

Melissa Baldwin https://www.facebook.com/authormelissabaldwin

Aimee Brown https://www.facebook.com/authoraimeebrown

Annabelle Costa https://www.facebook.com/annabellecostaauthor/

Lindsay Detwiler https://www.facebook.com/lindsayanndetwiler

Patricia Fischer https://www.facebook.com/patriciawfwriter

Laura Heffernan https://www.facebook.com/lauraheffernanbooks

Beth Labonte https://www.facebook.com/bethlabontebooks

Monique McDonell https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueMcDonellAuthor/

Meredith Schorr https://www.facebook.com/MeredithSchorrAuthor/

 

Saturday, Dec. 8th

Laurie Baxter https://www.facebook.com/LaurieBaxterAuthor/

Laura Kenyon https://www.facebook.com/laurakenyonwrites

Cat Lavoie https://www.facebook.com/CatLavoieBooks

Nikki LeClair https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLeClairBooks/

Just Call Me “M” https://www.facebook.com/BooksbyJustCallMeM

Natalina Reis https://www.facebook.com/authornatalinareis/

D.L. Stewart https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDLStewart

Holly Tierney-Bedord https://www.facebook.com/HollyRecommends/

Maggie Wells https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaggieWells/

 

Sunday, Dec. 9th 

Roseanne Beck https://www.facebook.com/RoseanneBeckWrites/

Laura Chapman https://www.facebook.com/laurachapmanbooks/

Karen M. Cox https://www.facebook.com/karenmcox1932/

Rachel Cullen https://www.facebook.com/RachelCullenAuthor/

Hannah Ellis https://www.facebook.com/novelisthannahellis/

Ciara Knight https://www.facebook.com/ciaratknight

June Moonbridge https://www.facebook.com/JMoonbridge/

Kate O’Keeffe https://www.facebook.com/kateokeeffeauthor/

Stacey Wiedower https://www.facebook.com/StaceyWiedower.author

 

 

Pumpkins & Pages Hop

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Hello My Friends! 
This week, I’m excited to announce that I’m part of the Pumpkins and Pages Hop brought to you by my fellow Chick Lit authors!
There are some HUGE prizes and lots of chances to win so make sure you check it out on the Pumpkins & Pages Hop Page! 
I’m giving away:
 
One Signed Full Colour Book Lover’s Edition Copy of The Honeymooner and a set of 5 velvet pumpkins (valued at $85)! 
 
Velvet Pumpkins
These are handmade with silk velvet in your choice of over 25 stunning colors with real dried gourd stems! 

TO ENTER:

1) Join my Facebook Group, The Second Best Book Club Ever here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/564677227302574
 
OR 
 
 Sign up for my Newsletter here: https://mjsummersbooks.wordpress.com/secret-scenes/
 
2) Go to my Facebook Author Page and comment with the word “Done!” on the Pinned Post. 
 
(If you’re already in one, please just zip to my FB page and comment to Enter.) 
 
*Please note, the Velvet Pumpkins can only be shipped to the US and Canada. The prize winner is located elsewhere, I will send an Amazon GC for $100. 
Happy Hopping! 
Melanie

Pumpkins & Pages Hop Schedule:

 Monday, October 1st

Tracie Banister

https://www.facebook.com/tracie.banister

Rachel Cullen
https://www.facebook.com/RachelCullenAuthor

Lindsay Detwiler
https://www.facebook.com/lindsayanndetwiler

Laura Kenyon
https://www.facebook.com/laurakenyonwrites

Beth Labonte
https://www.facebook.com/bethlabontebooks

Melissa McClone
https://www.facebook.com/MelissaMcCloneBooks/

Kate O’Keeffe
https://www.facebook.com/kateokeeffeauthor/

Meredith Schorr
https://www.facebook.com/MeredithSchorrAuthor

Stacey Wiedower
https://www.facebook.com/StaceyWiedower.author

 Tuesday, October 2nd

Melissa Baldwin

https://www.facebook.com/authormelissabaldwin

Laurie Baxter

https://www.facebook.com/LaurieBaxterAuthor/

Aimee Brown

https://www.facebook.com/authoraimeebrown

Karen M. Cox
https://www.facebook.com/karenmcox1932/

Laura Heffernan
https://www.facebook.com/lauraheffernanbooks

Tracy Krimmer
https://www.facebook.com/krimmerauthor/

Monique McDonell
https://www.facebook.com/MoniqueMcDonellAuthor/

Natalina Reis

https://www.facebook.com/authornatalinareis/


Wednesday, October 3rd

Traci Andrighetti
https://www.facebook.com/traciandrighettiauthor

Poppy Blake
https://www.facebook.com/poppy.blake.395

Annabelle Costa

https://www.facebook.com/Annabelle-Costa-894496980704700/

Angie Ellington

https://www.facebook.com/angienellingtonbooks

Amy Gettinger
https://www.facebook.com/Amy-Gettinger-Author-1412625005719904/

Cat Lavoie

https://www.facebook.com/CatLavoieBooks

Nikki LeClair

https://www.facebook.com/NikkiLeClairBooks/

Gail Olmsted
https://www.facebook.com/gailolmstedauthor

Denise Stout
https://www.facebook.com/DeniseStoutAuthor/

 Thursday, October 4th  

Christina Boyd
https://www.facebook.com/TheDarcyMonologues/

Whitney Dineen
https://www.facebook.com/Whitney-Dineen-11687019412/

Holly Kerr
https://www.facebook.com/HollyKerrAuthor

Heidi Renee Mason

https://www.facebook.com/HeidiReneeMason/

Becky Monson
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBeckyMonson

Mel A. Rowe
https://www.facebook.com/MelARowes/

Melanie Summers

https://www.facebook.com/MJSummersAuthorPage

Mae Wood
https://www.facebook.com/authormaewood/

 Friday, October 5th

Rich Amooi
https://www.facebook.com/author.richamooi

Glynis Astie

https://www.facebook.com/glynisastieauthor/

Rachael Eliker
https://www.facebook.com/rachaeleliker/

Sarah-Jane Fraser
https://www.facebook.com/sjfraserauthor

Jenny Gardiner
https://www.facebook.com/jennygardinerbooks

Elizabeth Grey

https://www.facebook.com/elizabethgreyauthor

Erin Huss

https://www.facebook.com/authorerinhuss

Jennie Marts
https://www.facebook.com/JennieMartsBooks

Melanie Moreland
https://www.facebook.com/authormoreland/

 Saturday, October 6th  

Amanda Aksel
https://www.facebook.com/AmandaAksel

Renee Conoulty
https://www.facebook.com/ReneeConoultyAuthor

Hilary Grossman

https://www.facebook.com/HilaryGrossmanAuthor/

BJ Knapp
https://www.facebook.com/bjknappauthor/

Robyn Neeley
https://www.facebook.com/RobynNeeleyAuthor/

Carol Maloney Scott
https://www.facebook.com/carolmaloneyscottauthor/

Joslyn Westbrook
https://www.facebook.com/JoslynWestbrookOfficial

Janice Williams

https://www.facebook.com/booksbyjanicewilliams

Win 1 of 3 Signed Paperbacks!

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JOIN THE CELEBRATION AND WIN! 

I’m thrilled to announce that The Royal Treatment has been awarded a Bronze Medal at the Reader’s Favorite Awards!

To celebrate, I’m giving away 3 signed paperback copies.

For the next 10 days, you can enter by:

1) Following me on Bookbub,

2) Joining my super fun new Book Club on Facebook, and/or,

3) Sign up for my Newsletter.

ENTER HERE

Good luck and happy reading!

xoxo,

Melanie

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