Wednesday, June 20, 2018

INSPY Contemporary Romance Shortlist Giveaway Bundle!


It's been such an honor to be shortlisted alongside such a wonderful group of women for the 2018 INSPY Award! To celebrate, we decided to giveaway a bundle a books to a lucky reader. You can get to know all of the authors a bit below, and then enter to win the bundle below!
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N i c o l e  D e e s e
Shortlisted Title - A New Shade of Summer

Favorite food to grill - Chicken kabobs! We grill them about once a week. So yummy! The kids love to help skewer the peppers and fresh pineapple to the marinated chicken. It’s one of our favorite dinners to eat in the summer.

The beach read I’d recommend right now - Sadly, I haven’t read many beachy-type reads lately (although I love them!), but I have enjoyed some books by Jenny Colgan (a general market author) who has a new release out, The Endless Beach. I’m planning to read it on my vacation next week!

The song I'm singing along to in my car - I'm in love with the song, "I Get To Love You" by Ruelle. The lyrics inspired my current writing project, so it gets played a lot!

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B e c k y  W a d e
Shortlisted Title - True to You.
Favorite food to grill - Balsamic marinated chicken.

The beach read I’d recommend right now - What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.  The main character, Alice, has amnesia and forgets a huge chunk of her life. I had a blast discovering, alongside Alice, all the things she’d forgotten. Liane writes with a great deal of heart and humor.  Her characters are achingly, astonishingly real.

The song I'm singing along to in my car - "What About Us" by
Pink. Every time it comes on the radio, my nine year old and I both belt it out.
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H i l l a r y  M a n t o n  L o d g e
Shortlisted Title - Jane of Austin

Favorite food to grill - Kabobs! Especially if they’re truly Mediterranean-inspired, with lots of garlic, lemon, and herbs.

The beach read I'd recommend right now - Georgette Heyer’s The Grand Sophy - all the witty hijinks a girl could want on a beach.

The song you’re singing along to in my car - Ginny Owens’ "The Loudest Voice." Soooo catchy and happy! Also love Lucius' song "How Loud Your Heart Gets." I'll never not be obsessed with that song.
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C o u r t n e y  W a l s h
Shortlisted Title - Just Look Up
Favorite food to grill - I’m going with a traditional burger (mostly because I eat one every single night!)

The beach read I’d recommend right now - How do I pick just ONE!!?? I’m loving Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey, but beach reads are my FAVORITE so I’ve got a pretty big stack!

The song I'm singing along to in my car - Oh, gosh, normally some tune from whatever show we’re directing, but I’m embarrassed to admit that as of yesterday my daughter introduced me to a new song by Five Seconds of Summer called “Lie to Me”. The lyrics are really ridiculous, but the song is so catchy. I can’t get it out of my head!
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K a r a  I s a a c
Shortlisted Title - Then There Was You
 
Favorite food to grill - Chili and lime marinated prawns.
The beach read I’d recommend right now - It’s winter in New Zealand so the beach feels a loooong way away but I recently read Lisa Wingate’s Before We Were Yours on vacation and loved it! It’s a split time novel set in the 1930s and today about illegal adoption based on the true story of Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children’s Society.

The song I'm singing along to in my car - I am very rarely alone in the car but my 4-year-old loves singing when we’re driving and the current favourite is “I had a little turtle." I know it by heart ("I had a little turtle, his name was Tiny Tim. I put him in the bathtub to see if he could swim…") plus bonus actions 🙂
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47 comments:

  1. Congratulations! What a great group of authors.

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  2. I loved reading your individual picks!

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  3. Congratulations ladies! Your books have such beautiful covers! I love Georgette Heyer books too Hillary! I'm a bit surprised most of you prefer chicken over red meat. Give me a steak on a BBQ anyday!

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  4. What a great group of authors all included in here!

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  5. This is a great bunch of authors and their books!! Thanks so much for the chance!

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  6. Can’t wait to add these books to my TBR pile!

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  7. I am looking forward to reading these books.

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  8. Congratulations! These all sound wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  9. Would so love to win these, thank you and God Bless for a chance to win.

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  10. Thanks for a chance to win these wonderful books!

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  11. What a lovely giveaway! Thank you!

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  12. Thanks for the chance at a wonderful prize.

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  13. I love how many of you like chicken kabobs.

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    1. I had to Google it to find out what it is! We call them kebabs in New Zealand :)

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  14. Congratulations ladies. Thank you for the chance.

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  15. Congratulations !!! Love to Grill out and we will have to try these things.
    Would love to be able to read all these books and share my thoughts with others about them.
    Blessings
    Linda Marie Finn
    Faithful Acres Books

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  16. Congratulations to each of you. The books look great! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  17. Congrats to each one! I just finished True to You, and it was SOOO good. Thanks for the lessons and inspiration all rolled into fun.

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    1. Thanks for reading True to You, Kathleen!

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  18. Such a great group of authors & what a wonderful & generous chance to win these amazing books. Thanks for this amazing giveaway.

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  19. Just re-read Just Look Up. Even better the second time!

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  20. What a great group of books! Such a great giveaway!

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  21. That is great, such a fantastic group of Authors!

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  22. Great books! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Thank you so much for the opportunity!!!!!!!! Amazing giveaway!!!! God bless!!������������������������❤️����������❤️����������❤️❤️����������

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  24. Sorry about the question marks!!!! Typo lol God bless!

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  25. Congrats to you all! I have three of your books sitting on my shelf to be read. :)

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  26. Looking forward to reading (& hopefully winning!) these. Song in my head: Old Church Choir

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  27. Congrats your all excellent authors whom I enjoy reading!! The current song in my head is Living Hope featuring Cheryl Stark by Cross Point Church. It’s on 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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  28. What an awesome selection of books! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    perrianne([DOT)askew(AT)me(DOT)com
    Perrianne

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  29. Oh, such good books, and loving your tasty summer selections...I’m going to look up some of those books & currently belting out some Pink along with Becky & crew!
    Trdivincenzo (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. Great books from great authors. Thanks for the chance.

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  31. Thank you for such a great pick of books. Would love to read each one. Blessings.

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  32. Congratulations! What an amazing group of authors!

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  33. Congratulations!!! What an amazing list of books. Blessings

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  34. These books sound amazing...I have added them to my must read list! -Kimberly

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  35. Congratulations! And thanks for the chance to win this awesome books!

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  36. These would be great to take to the beach!

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  37. Congratulations! Looking forward to reading those.

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  38. Looks like a delightful bundle of stories! Thank you!

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  39. More great books to add to my TBR pile. It's extending onto shelves in my garage now, but I just can't exit a store without at least one book purchase.
    Great covers,ladies. Drawing readers to dip our toes into the unknown waters of new, delicious stories

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  40. Thank you for the fun introductions!

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