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Hailey's Chance is now ready for your reading enjoyment at: http://www.amazon.com/Haileys-Chance-Will-Baby-Deerview-ebook/dp/B013D2FB78 Here's what this Christian Women's Fiction story is about:
Bursting with anticipation, Hailey awaits the arrival of her first child. Then, one morning, the unthinkable happens, turning her joy to grief.
When her neighbor offers a startling suggestion, Hailey’s torn. Should she take a chance? The offer is tempting, yet if something goes wrong, she’d be wide open for more heartbreak.
This standalone novella is a prequel to the previously released Christmas Carol. Both are set in the fictional small town of Deerview, Wisconsin.
**HERE'S AN EXCERPT FROM HAILEY'S CHANCE: WILL BABY MAKE 3**
CHAPTER ONE - JUNE 27
Will this day ever end?
Hailey Burke shifted her weight behind the checkout counter at Deerview Foods and turned to the next customer. At sight of the tight tank top, short shorts, and tats running up and down the arms of her former classmate, Lynn Manning, Hailey flashed a welcoming smile.
Sure, the dishwater blonde’s coal black eyeliner and matching lips seemed extreme, but appearances were deceptive. Inside lurked a sweet and loyal soul. Too bad Lynn had chosen troublemaker, Billy Wallace, as the object of her affections.
Thinking back to their high school senior year, when Billy had tripped the fire alarm to get out of taking a math test, Hailey resisted a chuckle. He sure was a character. It’s a wonder he’d graduated with the rest of them.
Five years had passed since then, yet nothing much had changed. Enough tourists drifted into town to keep businesses going, but not enough to make anyone rich. Jobs might be scarce, but Deerview was where Hailey was born and would stay, alongside her hubby, Ryan.
“How’s it going, Lynn?” Hailey pretended not to notice the home pregnancy test sliding past her on the conveyor belt between the frozen pizza and the cold cereal.
“Same old, same old,” Lynn said, her eyes lingering on Hailey’s belly. “Say, aren’t you about due? How much longer?”
“A month, give or take a few weeks.” At the thought of finally seeing and touching her baby, Hailey’s heart soared and her smile widened.
“Looks like you can hardly wait.”
“You’ve got that right. It’s no fun carrying this extra load, but it will all be worth it.”
“Your child will be so lucky.”
“No, we’re the lucky ones.”
At Lynn’s wistful look, Hailey felt a pang of pity. If Lynn’s test proved positive, life would not be easy for her. She’d get small support from her single mother, who existed in a drunken haze, nor knucklehead Billy, the likely father.
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You may already know this. I have been saturating many sites with the news that my Christmas book, called Christmas Carol, is out and free through Christmas Eve. In case you don't know, and would like your freebie, here's the link:: http://amzn.com/B00R20N0B2
I had begun this book last year, but started it late, and got so busy with Christmas happenings, I never got a chance to finish it. This time, though I remembered it late, yet cracked down on myself and did get the book done!
WHAT CHRISTMAS CAROL IS ABOUT:
A stranded big time author learns the meaning of life and love from a small town waitress named Christmas Carol.
Blake Dugan's car gets smashed in a snowstorm and he's stranded in a small town. At first, he's annoyed by the tone-deaf singing of a local waitress. That's before he learns the terrible secret compelling her to try and forget the unforgettable.
Can he help her forget? When his car’s ready, should he go, or should he stay?
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I believe part of the Hippocratic oath is to do no harm. I also believe that's a good motto for an author to follow when writing.
Without giving anything away, I'll just say my new release, A PERFECT ANGEL
, which is the sequel to HER HANDYMAN
, rights a necessary wrong done to a character in the first book.
Although each book is independent of the other and can be read separately, for best enjoyment, I recommend reading HER HANDYMAN
first, and then A PERFECT ANGEL
After you've read them both, you'll see what I mean about Do No Harm.
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Celebrating the release of A Perfect Angel
, the 2nd in the 2-Book Perfect Match Romance Series by offering Her Handyman
, the 1st in the series free.
Here are the freebie dates:
Friday - July 18
Saturday - July 19
Sunday - July 20
Click the Book Names or the Pictures to get to each link.
Take advantage of this freebie while it lasts!
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Last evening, I took the plunge and finally released A Perfect Angel, the second of the two part, Perfect Match series. The first in the series was Her Handyman. I have some ideas about extending the series, but am not sure yet if that will happen. I have a number of other books to complete first!
If you haven't yet read Her Handyman, I hate to give too much away. I can say I felt sorry for one of the characters in the first book. She was a nice person. I wanted her to get a happy ending, because she deserved it!
Read A Perfect Angel and let me know whether or not you agree I did the right thing by her!!!
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Events seem to conspire delaying the publication of A Perfect Angel, my sequel to the romantic comedy, Her Handyman. I discovered a flaw which necessitated a rewrite, but am convinced the book is all for the better now.
I hope to have it ready and out by June sometime. When it is, everyone will know!
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Because I've made some new friends since this was last posted, and also since some of the friends I did know before have a short memory, here's my post about a St. Joseph's Day Table from 2009. Unfortunately, we haven't had any St. Joseph's Day Tables around here recently. The comments still remain here from that post, but you're still welcome to add another.
Okay, here goes:
You'd have to live in a cave not to be aware of March 17, St. Patrick's Day, a day for wearing of the green, when even people who aren't Irish pretend to be.
In passing, I just happened to mention to a few people about St. Joseph's Day, an Italian feast day, celebrated on March 19, a day for wearing of the red. They'd never heard of it before. Also, they'd never heard of a St. Joseph's Day Table.
If you belong to the category of people who have never heard of or participated in a St. Joseph's Day Table, you've missed out on a wonderful event.
The St. Joseph's Day Table is said to have originated in the Middle Ages when a drought struck Sicily and families prayed to God and also to St. Joseph. To stay alive, many of them resorted to eating fava beans. When their prayers were answered and the rains came, the Italians named March 19 as a special feast day dedicated to St. Joseph. They set up a grand table of food to share and celebrate. Since it was Lent, the food was meatless, but plentiful. Flowers and other decorations added to the festivities.
From such roots the present St. Joseph's Day Table was born, traditionally celebrated sometime near March 19, consisting of a massive buffet of meatless dishes, usually with more than one variety of pasta, along with salads, breads, plus almost any kind of pastry you can think of, with lots of flowers and other decorations.
The St. Joseph's Day Table not only provides a grand feast, but also lucky fava beans, a talisman purported to prevent pantries from going bare.
I've posted a few photos of the St. Joseph's Day Table held one Sunday at our church hall.
I'd be interested to know if anyone else has heard of St. Joseph's Day or a St. Joseph's Day Table. Also, have you been to one? Please share.
|Morgan Mandel, who is part Italian!
Come on over to Book Beat Babes for a cover reveal of A Perfect Angel, the sequel to Her Handyman.http://bookbeatbabes.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-perfect-angel-cover-reveal.html
I've been working on a sequel to Her Handyman
, my romantic comedy. This one's called A Perfect Angel, and follows what happens to one of the main characters in Her Handyman
You'll be able to read A Perfect Angel by itself, but the experience will be better if you read Her Handyman
Otherwise, you'll know what happens in the first book before you get a chance to read it.
Stay tuned for more, as it develops.
And, when A Perfect Angel is closer to being done, I'll do a cover reveal!
My romantic suspense, Killer Career, has a brand new cover! To celebrate her new look, I'm offering freebie for t he kindle version. When: Tues, December 31 through Friday, January 3.
Take a few minutes out during this busy time and come on over to grab your copy, then read it at our leisure!
By the way, your honest book reviews are always appreciated!
Finally out! The sequel to Forever Young: Blessing or Curse is finally out!
Get the Blessing or Curse Selection or buy one or two of the short stories separately.
In this sequel to Forever Young: Blessing or Curse, read how Forever Young, the turn-back-the-clock pill, impacts the lives and loves of five new test subjects.
Get the short stories in the Blessing or Curse Collection link above for $2.99, or buy separately @ 99 cents each.
WHO'LL MEND THIS BROKEN MAN
Desperation forces Consuela to order the Forever Young pill to cure her husband, Diego, from Parkinson’s Disease; but is the cure really a curse?
TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING
Ezekiel, an African-American male, can't get it up for his lady love, Luana. Will the pill draw them closer together or drive her away?
Strawberry blonde model, Sherri, sees her popularity fading, along with her looks. The pill can bring her fame and fortune, but what about love?
Doormat, Dee Dee Marshall, takes a bold step when evidence points to her husband's infidelity.
Overweight Chicago Police Officer Walinski must pass a new physical or lose his job, along with his beloved canine partner. Can the young pill offer security, when danger lurks in the line of duty?
Coming Soon is Always Young, the exciting conclusion to the Always Young Trilogy, where readers will learn the fate of the first book’s original characters.
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Just to let you know, Blessing or Curse
is almost ready for release. I'm working on some final edits, and hope to have everything ready by the middle of the month, after all the 4th of July festivities are over, and people are back in the mood for reading.
This second book in the Always Young Trilogy
differs from the thriller, Forever Young: Blessing or Curse
, in that this one concentrates on the test subjects' loves and relationships. The last book,
thriller called Always Young
, will answer all questions about the original characters and villains.What Blessing or Curse Is About -
Five Separate People with Five Separate Stories,
Yet One Thing in Common:
They All Take a Pill to Turn Back The Clock.
Who'll Mend This Broken Man
- Diego's frantic wife, Consuela, hopes to restore her Parkinson-crippled husband to his former self.Too Much of a Good Thing
- Ezekial, suffering from E.D., wants desperately to live up to the African-American male image.What I Did For Love -
Sherri, will resort to anything to get back into the game.Suspicion
- Doormat Dee Dee turns over a new leaf when she suspects her husband of cheating.For the Love of Dog
- Chicago cop, Mike, fears for the loss of job and dog if he fails a physical.
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Since my thriller, Forever Young: Blessing or Curse
, had participated in quite a few KDP Select freebie events before this past weekend, I wondered if the market was already saturated for this combination thriller, science fiction, and romance novel. Not so!
I was pleasantly surprised when the major promotional site, Ereader News Today
jumped on the bandwagon and picked up my novel on their site. What a difference it makes when a popular promotional site backs a book!
For the first time, Forever Young: Blessing or Curse
made it into the top 100 Free Kindle Books. Not only that, it made it to #50 and ranked at #2 in Science Fiction. That was quite a surprise, a very pleasant one at that!
This is especially significant since I'm three-fourths through edits for the sequel, Blessing or Curse, which I hope to send to my editor, Helen Ginger
, very soon for finishing touches.
Moral of the story: don't sell your book short. There may still be great times ahead!
Though Forever Young: Blessing or Curse is now back at its original price of $2.99, if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can still get a free copy. Or, you can pay the $2.99. Here's the link: http://amzn.com/B006MO28CQ
This book is for all those who wish to be young again, and for those who still are!
If you enjoy Thrillers with a touch of Science Fiction and Romance, here's your chance to get a Kindle/PC copy free!
Some of you may already have yours, but if not, here's the link for Forever Young: Blessing or Curse
, which is going free for Kindle/PC through Sunday, April 7.http://amzn.com/B006MO28CQ
You're invited to pass this along to anyone else who'd appreciate a copy.
I had a lot of fun with the recent Her Handyman promotion. Since this book has already been featured in free book promos four times, I decided that today will be the last day for it participate in the KDP Select program. I may reinstate it in the program at a later date for new readers to enjoy.
In the meantime, it's onward march, getting my taxes done. After that, it's working on Blessing or Curse, my anthology about what happens to five people who take the Forever Young pill.
Promoting takes up a lot of time, and is necessary. Still, I do need to get back to writing!
If you missed out on the freebie, today only, if you're a Prime member, you can still get Her Handyman for free. Everyone else needs to cough up 99 cents! http://amzn.com/B0097EVXBK
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Time for another Her Handyman Freebie!
If you don't have your Kindle or PC copy of Her Handyman
yet, you've got another chance during the three day freebie promotion from Friday, March 1, 2013 through Sunday, March 3, 2013.Come and get it!
For those who prefer sweet romance with a touch of humor, Her Handyman
is your kind of book. Be amazed at what happens when Jake, the handyman, answers a routine call about a bathroom flood in the middle of the night. The sight greeting him is a Flower Child lookalike clutching a pathetic-looking guilty dog. The seventies throwback is far different than his sexy, perfect fiance'.
Removing a dog toy from a toilet should be a simple matter. Who'd guess fate would step in and cause chaos?
Read all about it in Her Handyman
& Her Dog, Rascal
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My KDP Select freebie promotion last weekend for Girl of My Dreams
turned out to be all it could be, with a final tally of 16,465 in the US, 3024 in the UK, 388 in Germany, 39 in France, 12 in Spain, 10 in Italy and 84 in Canada!
At one point this book reached #13 in Free Kindle Books!
To everyone who downloaded Girl of My Dreams
, happy reading!
This book continues to go viral even after the free event, and right now is listed #33 in Kindle eBooks, and #1 in Reality Show Romance.
If you missed out on the event, but have 99 cents to spare, you can still get your copy at http://amzn.com/B0065R11QO
And, if you're an Amazon Prime member, you don't even have to pay the 99 cents, but can still click and get this book free.What it's about:Follow the madcap adventures of a straitlaced assistant who sneaks onto the set of a reality show to win a billionaire.
When the producer discovers her ruse, he’s beside himself with rage. He’d thought better of her, but it looks like she’s only a gold digger.
What’s worse, she’s advancing in the rounds. She may even win the billionaire, but is he the guy she really wants?
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If you don't have my romantic comedy, Girl of My Dreams yet, here's a chance to get a free kindle/or download to PC version. This offer lasts from today, Friday, February 8, through Sunday, February 10.
Follow the madcap adventures of a straitlaced assistant who sneaks onto the set of a reality show to win a billionaire. When the producer discovers her ruse, he’s beside himself with rage. He’d thought better of her, but it looks like she’s only a gold digger. What’s worse, she’s advancing in the rounds. She may even win the billionaire, but is he the guy she really wants?
Come on over and get it at: http://amzn.com/B0065R11QO
Girl of My Dreams by Morgan Mandel – other countries
BR – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0065R11QO
I'm here and there, and try to go everywhere, but don't quite manage. You'll find me in lots of Facebook Groups, as well as on my personal page there at http://www.facebook.com/morgan.mandel
and an author page at http://www.facebook.com/morgansbooks
Inspiration struck, so I set up another website, this one for romantic comedy lovers, called Chick Lit Faves, at http://www.chicklitfaves.com
I still have my other website at http://www.morganmandel.com
, where all of my books are listed, but was aiming at being more specific with the other one to see how it goes.
I'm still over at Twitter a lot at @MorganMandel
See you around!