Blog Hop and a little bit about me…

 

‘Tis the season!

I can’t believe it’s December! When did that happen? As 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to share a little bit about myself as I participate in an AMAZING Blog Hop hosted by the fabulous PLN Author Group. On the way, you can meet some wonderful authors and enter the giveaway. The blog hop runs from December 4th – December 24th and winners will be picked and notified after the holidays, so be on the lookout. Make sure you check out Author K.Moore, who will be posting tomorrow! Link will be below!

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I’m a new adult romance author. I started my journey back in 2016 with my first novel Escaping the Edge. I feel in the last two years my writing has gotten stronger and more emotional. My books tend to be more on the side of something that breaks your heart before putting it back together. I do currently have one sweet romance out, The Road Without You. However, I love books that break you down. I honestly feel like the last two books I released, The Truth About Falling and The Road Without You, are my best to date.

I have learned a lot during my time as an author. For one, it’s not as easy as it looks. Writing is the easy part…everything else is hard. Like putting yourself out there for the world to judge you. It’s difficult to let people you don’t know see the inner workings of your mind.

I currently live in Georgia, where the weather changes every thirty minutes. If you were to meet me in person, I would be reserved, but over time, I would get more comfortable with you, and then you wouldn’t be able to get me to shut up. LOL.

Screen Shot 2017-12-03 at 1.48.50 PMI love my two crazy cats and my husband. I don’t think I would be the same without any of them. I have an obsession with ALL animals, and one day, I’d love to have a whole farm just to myself…with goats, lots of goats! I’m addicted to coffee, and I can still remember the first day I tried the bitter, black liquid and twisted my nose up at it. Now I need it to function every day. I have watched Gilmore Girls more times than what is considered healthy and could probably recite the whole show to you without blinking. Team Jess!

What am I offering in my giveaway?

A signed copy of my first book Escaping the Edge. Make sure you enter below and stop by the other author’s blogs to learn a little about a new to you author.

 

Escaping the Edge and Finding the Light teasers:

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The Truth About Falling teasers

(currently FREE in KU):

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The Road Without You teasers

(currently FREE in KU):

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Read more about my books, click here!

 

Wednesday, 12/13/17, read all about author K.Moore.

Find Author K. Moore on Facebook!

 

After you visit each author, make sure you enter the giveaway. We have signed paperbacks, ebooks, advanced copies, and gift cards too!

You can follow along the blog hop below by clicking on the author’s name. Have fun exploring, commenting on the different pages—we look forward to chatting with you!

Wishing you and your families a very happy holiday season!

XO

Author Blog Hop Date
Daisy Allen 12/4
Nicole Loufas 12/5
TL Fisher 12/6
A.D. McCammon 12/7
Fabiola Francisco 12/8
Brandi Aga 12/9
Elizabeth Hayes 12/10
Heather Bentley 12/11
HM Sholander 12/12
K. Moore 12/13
J.R. Rogue 12/14
Willow Aster 12/15
Kat Savage 12/16
Rebecca Kate 12/17
Holly Hall 12/18
Dominique Laura 12/19
Juliet Dillon 12/20
V.P. Ortiz 12/21
M.M Clem 12/22
Leah Parker 12/23
Whitney Barbetti 12/24


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The Road Without You Sale!!

Thanksgiving has come and gone. I hope you had a day of laughter and love and delicious food!

I know there are sales galore out in the world right now, and I hope you were able to snag a couple good deals on things you had your pretty little eye on. Well, good news is I have one more sale for you! The Road Without You is 99cents for a limited time and FREE in KindleUnlimited. If you haven’t read Jax and Raegan’s story yet, now is your chance. Plus, you can enter the giveaway I’m participating in.


“Everything in me hummed alive when she was near. Something foreign coursed through me, like I’d been abducted by some unknown force that had to know everything about the girl who was unintentionally drawing me in.” -Jax, The Road Without You


 

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Raegan Winters is determined to leave her ex-boyfriend, Travis, in the past, but he relentlessly throws himself in her path. With Travis holding her heart, it’s harder to move on than she thought it would be.

When Jax Andrews comes storming into her life, she has to decide if he’s worth taking a chance on.

Jax is battling his own war. To the outside world, he’s a player­—the guy who has it all­­—but most days, he struggles to find balance. All he really wants is to save the girl who consumes his every thought.

Jax fights to keep Raegan at bay, but she manages to steal a piece of his heart he didn’t know he had to give.

Together, they’ll find something they never knew they were missing.


“Jax isn’t a knight in shining armor, trying to come to my rescue. He’s a star in the night, traveling far and wide, waiting for someone to understand the way he shines. For someone to catch him, seeing past the shield he hides behind.” -Raegan, The Road Without You


 

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Don’t we all love giveaways?? Click below and make sure to check out some other books on sale. The giveaway is all the way at the bottom of the page. Good luck and happy reading!

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Enter giveaway HERE!

 

Until next time!

HM Sholander ❤

 

 

On the Way to You is LIVE!

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On the Way to You, an all-new emotional standalone from Kandi Steiner is LIVE!

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On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: November 16th, 2017

What makes you happy?

That was the question Emery Reed asked me the day we met, and I couldn’t give him a single answer. I could have said my dog, or my books, or yoga — but I just stared.

And then, I got in his car.

It was crazy to take a road trip with a stranger, but after years of standing still, he was my one-way ticket to a new life, and I wasn’t going to miss it.

We shared the same space, the same car, the same hotel room — and still, we were strangers.

One day we’d be laughing, the next, we wouldn’t speak. Emery was surrounded by impenetrable walls, but I wanted in.

Discovering his journal changed everything.

I read his thoughts, words not meant for anyone’s eyes, and the more I learned about him, the harder I fell. It turned out nothing made Emery Reed happy, and I wanted to change that.

I earned his trust by violating his privacy, and as wrong as it was, it worked — until one entry revealed a darkness I never knew existed, a timer I never knew was ticking.

Suddenly, what made me happy was saving Emery from himself. I just didn’t know if I could.

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Read Today!

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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2hnQdmz

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About the Author:

Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.

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Connect with the Author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KandiSteiner/

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fV1FZW

Twitter: @KandiSteiner

Sign up for Kandi’s Newsletter here: https://goo.gl/TLsut8

Website: http://kandisteiner.com

 

The Road Without you is LIVE!

I’m so excited that The Road Without You is LIVE! Guys, I feel like I have been working on this story forever. I hope you love it.

It’s 99cents for a limited time, so make sure to grab it!!

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Raegan Winters is determined to leave her ex-boyfriend, Travis, in the past, but he relentlessly throws himself in her path. With Travis holding her heart, it’s harder to move on than she thought it would be.

When Jax Andrews comes storming into her life, she has to decide if he’s worth taking a chance on.

Jax is battling his own war. To the outside world, he’s a player—the guy who has it all—but most days, he struggles to find balance. All he really wants is to save the girl who consumes his every thought.

Jax fights to keep Raegan at bay, but she manages to steal a piece of his heart he didn’t know he had to give.

Together, they’ll find something they never knew they were missing.

 

AMAZON US   AMAZON UK   AMAZON CA   AMAZON AU   GOODREADS

 

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I hope you guys enjoy! I can’t wait for you to read Jax and Raegan’s story!! ❤

New Book from Holly Cortelyou and Giveaway!


Kiss Me In Wescott Springs
by Holly Cortelyou



BLURB:
Escape with two enticing tales of love. Sometimes opposites do attract and just need a second chance love… courtesy of a raspberry puff pastry and an unexpected discovery. And then again, maybe all it takes is a little wine, truffles and a remodel to turn enemies into lovers!
Welcome back to Wescott Springs where it’s always a sweet and sexy romp to love!


KISS ME AT LAST
One tempting kiss will rock his world…
What’s better than wine, chocolate and a little renovation magic? A sweet and sexy matchup between a handsome, hammer-swinging contractor, Sean McMallory, and a flirty and stubborn champagne bar owner, Melinda York, who’s in a remodel pickle! Sometimes trusting your enemy is the sweetest victory of all.


KISS ME, TROUBLE
Why gamble on a second chance at love?
Six years ago, Cole McCaffrey shattered Alix Porter’s heart into a million scattered shards. But one lucky encounter with flying artwork lands Alix right back into Cole’s lap. With seven short vacation days, can Cole spark their sizzling chemistry and convince Alix of his love, despite the lie that tore them apart?


Available on Amazon!
(99 pennies from 10/16 trough 10/23)



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With a smile lurking at the corners of his mouth, Sean had been waiting for an eruption for the last ten minutes.
It was day three of construction, and Melinda had looked far from chipper as she’d schlepped into the wine bar at eight in a slouchy gray sweater, faded jeans, and nondescript running shoes. Her eyes were bleary, and she cradled her coffee concoction like it was the crown jewel in the queen’s tiara. She’d winced every time his hammer drove home a nail.
Sean grinned. Hangover, he supposed, and he pounded a few extra nails for good measure as she scuttled into her office. That ought to fix her little red wagon, Miss High and Mighty and her sexy British accent. Not that he’d noticed.
He glanced toward her office door, and there was Melinda, staring at him with a stony gaze through half-slitted eyes.
“Good morning, Ms. York,” Sean said in his perkiest voice. “Sun’s shining, and it’s beautiful out.” He fiddled with the chuck on the drill and idly revved it a few times for some bonus noise.
“Is there anything quiet you can do for a while?” Melinda said, her tone was pained.
“Not feeling well?”
“I’m fine. I have some phone calls to make to wine distributors and a little peace and quiet would be divine.”
“Go back to your coffee shop for those calls. Unless you want me to take a break already? That will slow me down.”
Melinda glared. “I’m trying to get some work done, too.”
“Well, ma’am. This is a construction zone, so there’s going to be noise. We’re not slapping on some paint and hanging a few light fixtures. We’re adding beams, ripping out floors. What exactly were you expecting? Should I bring a bowl of potpourri or something?”
“That might help.” Her tone was drenched in syrup. “Or do you have a silencer for that drill?”


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As they walked side by side out of the restaurant, a noisy group of women jostled by them. Alix scooted to one side to avoid a passerby whose nose was buried in her phone. She staggered into a towering potted palm.
The palm fronds swayed ominously, and Alix’s arms flailed.
“Easy there. Don’t take out that tree.” Cole twined an arm around her waist and pulled her close. A herd of butterflies stampeded through her belly. His touch was familiar, but it dazzled her senses as if it was the first time they’d touched.
“I’m not usually so wobbly on my feet.” Alix smiled up at Cole and didn’t move.
Cole blinked and broke into a lopsided grin. “You were pushed.”
“Like Humpty Dumpty? Did she fall or was she pushed?” Alix wrinkled her nose.
“It was a conspiracy.” Cole squeezed her waist and winked.
“Did you pay them to bump me into your arms?” She inched one hip closer to his body.
“That would have been well played.” Cole’s voice lowered, but she could have heard him whisper, for the rest of the world had grown distant. There were no glasses clinking nor bar patrons buzzing with laughter.
“And risky.” Alix let her hands creep up his chest until she could feel the solid thud of his heart. It was strong. It was beating as fast as hers. Staccato.
“I work the angles and the gray areas.”
“But, I’m the straight arrow.”
“Opposites still attract?” Cole’s mouth inched closer, and his scent filled her senses. He was exotic like sandalwood but grounded like cedar. He was heaven.



AUTHOR BIO:
Holly Cortelyou pens sweet and spicy small town, contemporary romances that just may have a kiss of magic or a twist mystery.
On any given day, she’s likely sipping coffee and procrastinating on Facebook or organizing a closet. Holly’s living her own Happily Ever After with an uber-handy, broad-shouldered and delicious husband, a sweet silver lab and a fluffball kitty in sun-kissed Southern Oregon.
She has hazel eyes, a goofy sense of humor and all the rest is subject to change without notice.


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KU Challenge and Giveaway!

Check out the September KU Challenge & Giveaway!
Over 50 Romance Authors are sharing KU Books. Read for FREE!
Even better, we’ve pooled our funds to offer an awesome giveaway! It’s just our way of thanking our loyal readers.
Click on the graphic below. Reading is not required, but be sure to check out all the amazing books. Maybe find a new read for the holiday weekend!
My newest release, The Truth About Falling, is FREE in KU!
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The Truth About Falling is LIVE early!

The Truth About Falling is LIVE and FREE in Kindle Unlimited.

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Blurb:

Life is full of decisions.

Take the path on the left and turn into a beautiful princess. Veer right and wind up homeless. Choices, we make them every day.

I was on a path. I was going to become an improved version of Jade Hart, immersing myself in the world of art, but that didn’t happen. Instead, I’m on a new road, failing miserably, wondering how I ended up in this place.

Now I’m the girl no one wants to be around. The one who has a thousand feet of steel forged around her, not daring to let anyone through–until him.

Hudson is different. He doesn’t care about the baggage I drag around. He helps me carry the weight, even when I don’t want him too. I don’t have time for him, but my heart, my heart needs him more than I care to admit.

Amazon US    Amazon UK    Amazon CA    Amazon AU    Goodreads

 

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I hope you enjoy!

Cover Reveal!

I’m so excited to show you the ​cover for The Truth About Falling.

I absolutely love this cover. This will be a live release on August 24th that will go straight into Kindle Unlimited.

Cover Design by RBA Designs : Romantic Book Affairs

Photography by Mae I Design and Photography

Release Date → August 24th

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Live Release Alert → http://bit.ly/hms-news

Blurb:

Life is full of decisions.
Take the path on the left and turn into a beautiful princess. Veer right and wind up homeless. Choices, we make them every day.

I was on a path. I was going to become an improved version of Jade Hart, immersing myself in the world of art, but that didn’t happen. Instead, I’m on a new road, failing miserably, wondering how I ended up in this place.

Now I’m the girl no one wants to be around. The one who has a thousand feet of steel forged around her, not daring to let anyone through–until him.

Hudson is different. He doesn’t care about the baggage I drag around. He helps me carry the weight, even when I don’t want him too. I don’t have time for him, but my heart, my heart needs him more than I care to admit.

© 2017 H.M. SHOLANDER

Coming Soon!

Back in March I revealed a cover for The Road Without You. I had some mishaps with the book along the way, and I decided to push back the release. I’m currently re-editing the story. I want to make sure it’s  how I want it, and if I’m being honest, it wasn’t when I was going to release. So I decided to push back the date and then didn’t mention it again. I feel bad about that, so what I can tell you is that it will be released at the end of October 2017.

Here’s the good news. I have a totally different book coming out at the end of August 2017. I am super excited for it. It’s title is The Truth About Falling. Make sure to add it to your Goodreads below! This book is full of angst, and I really hope that you guys enjoy the story. It’s a new adult book, focused around a girl who is trying to navigate her life amidst all the problems thrown her way. Check out the blurb below, and I’ll keep you guys updated on when pre-order links go live and the firm release date in August 2017!

The Truth About Falling Blurb:

Life is full of decisions.

Take the path on the left and turn into a beautiful princess. Veer right and wind up homeless. Choices, we make them every day.

I was on a path. I was going to become an improved version of Jade Hart, immersing myself in the world of art, but that didn’t happen. Instead, I’m on a new road, failing miserably, wondering how I ended up in this place.

Now I’m the girl no one wants to be around. The one who has a thousand feet of steel forged around her, not daring to let anyone through–until him.

Hudson is different. He doesn’t care about the baggage I drag around. He helps me carry the weight, even when I don’t want him too. I don’t have time for him, but my heart, my heart needs him more than I care to admit.

Add to Goodreads:

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RT Convention 2017!

Hey guys!

I spent May 2nd-7th in Atlanta at the RT Convention. This was my first year attending, and I had an absolute blast!

I highly recommend this convention, no matter if you’re a reader, blogger, aspiring author, or published author. There are so many great things about this event it’s hard to know where to start.

First off, there are a TON of authors in attendance. Seriously, they are just walking around and want nothing more than to get to know their readers and everyone in attendance. And they are more than willing to sign books and take pictures if they have the time.

Everyone that I came in contact with was more than friendly because we were all there for one reason–we love to read romance. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have many friends who like to read as much as I do (I think they might be crazy), so being surrounded by bookworms was awesome, discovering new books and talking about the ones I already love.

Not only did I get to meet authors I already love, I met new authors I now want to read, bloggers, and readers. The networking is insane. Everyone wants to help you in this industry, and the support is overwhelming. People are willing to give you tips and let you know about products/advertising that has worked for them. I came home with a plethora of information that I can’t wait to implement (including blogging more lol).

And lets be honest, you go to a book convention/conference/signing to get books! There were books galore. They were being handed out left and right (for free!), and there was an abundance of swag. I came home with so many books I don’t know where to put them all.

So if you ever have the opportunity to check it out, I highly recommend it. And I can’t wait to go back again.

Pictured from left to right: KK Allen, Alexa Riley (I had no idea Alexa Riley was two authors!), Molly E. Lee, and Jennifer L. Armentrout18278910_10158630868675111_8281463486835456961_o

xoxo, H.M. Sholander