My reading was a bit slower this month – there’s been a lot going on plus finishing up the veg garden which has made for weekends of canning and freezing and not reading! But I did manage to read three great historical fiction titles. What’s so cool is that they are so very DIFFERENT from each other. Three Words for Goodbye is set in the late thirties before the beginning of WW2 and takes place mostly in settings around Europe. The Fire and the Ore is set in the 1850s in Utah. And The Roaring Days of Zora Lily is a 1920’s tale that takes place mostly in Seattle (with a stop in Hollywood). The styles of the authors are also very, very different. I find I have something to learn from each book, and can recommend all three!
On November 1, a number of my books are going to be available exclusively on Amazon and in the Kindle Unlimited program. If you are a Kobo, Apple, or Nook reader this means they’re going to be disappearing (though you can always get them for Kindle and use the kindle app on your device!). Grab them for your device now before they disappear!
This is the last week that the SOMEBODY’S BABY audiobook will be on sale at Chirp! It’s on for the low price of $2.99 and is PERFECT for transitioning into fall! Imagine the Vermont colors as Rory and Oaklee find themselves falling in love…strolling along the creek, school festivals, pumpkin spice lattes…
Grab your copy at https://www.chirpbooks.com/audiobooks/somebody-s-baby-by-donna-alward!
It’s HERE! The gorgeous cover for PROMISE AT REFUGE POINT! It’s a stunner for the final book in the Jewell Cove series, available for preorder and releasing on January 15 in ebook and paperback! https://amzn.to/3RyTIcj
Massive thanks to Selena at Ecila Media for the fantastic art!
Kobo readers! This Labour Day weekend, get my book BREATHE for only 99 cents! The sale runs from August 31 to September 4. If you like second chance romances, adorable kids who play matchmaker, and stunning vineyard settings, you’ll love this one! It’s set in one of my favourite places in Canada – the Shuswap region in British Columbia.
You can download your discounted copy here!
Are you an audiobook lover? Starting today and going until the 23rd of September, SOMEBODY’S BABY in my Darling VT series is on sale at Chirp for only $2.99! This title normally retails for $11.99 so it’s a real bargain.
I absolutely love the job my narrator, Leanne Woodward, has done with this series (she narrated the first two books as well). You can absolutely read these titles as standalones, but the other two are also available on Chirp or wherever you normally purchase your audio titles. Here’s a little about the story:
When town social media maven Oaklee Collier accidentally hits a stray dog, she turns to Rory Gallagher, Darling’s local vet and her big brother’s best friend. Rory patches up the pup, but his suggestion that she foster the dog through his recovery puts her off her stride. Oaklee isn’t into commitments of any kind, not since she was left at the altar during a secret elopement. She refuses to let the dog—or the sexy veterinarian—into her heart.
Rory knows he should be hands off where Oaklee is concerned. She’s his best friend’s little sister, and it’s his job to look out for her – not try to get her into bed! They fight their attraction, but when Oaklee faces heartbreak, attraction turns into something much deeper. But Rory has his own hidden scars, and unless he can come clean with Oaklee about his past, their future together is at risk.
Get it for $2.99 until September 23rd!
I can’t believe it’s August already! We had a fairly rainy July, as well as devastating flooding (once again our house was spared, but Nova Scotia has taken a beating this summer between the fires and floods). August, however, has been beautiful thus far with sunny days and far less of the humidity we’d been experiencing. Our garden is producing so it means I’ll be up to my elbows in pickles and tomatoes soon. It’s also perfect for sitting on the deck or heading to the beach… so why not put a fantastic beach read on sale?
SOMEBODY LIKE YOU, first in my Darling VT series, is FREE from August 6-10 at Amazon so this is the perfect time to grab it if you haven’t already. If you like small town romances, well-meaning but nosy families, and enemies to lovers (and also friends to lovers) stories, you’re going to love this one. You can grab it at Amazon right now!
Happy August! I don’t know where the summer is going, but it’s sure slipping by fast. We spent the last weekend of July visiting family – which means lots of food, laughs, and one amazing sunset by the lake.
I’m working away on new historical fiction, but I’m still releasing a few romances in the meantime. On August 1, my novella RESISTING THE ROYAL BODYGUARD went live at Amazon for just 99 cents. It’s a novella in my Princes of Marazur series – a happy ending for Marco, who is now head of palace security. It’s a royalty-adjacent romance with a non-royal at the center. But readers (and this author!) have always had a soft spot for the bodyguard who was driving the car the night the crown princess was killed many years ago (and more on that storyline and the Navarro princes in the other two stories in the series!). Marco has so much survivor’s guilt, and he has a knack of seeing beneath the surface to the pain in others. That’s why when Hayley Walters returns to Marazur to make amends with her sister, Princess Rose, he believes that she genuinely is looking to repair their relationship and start again.
There’s always an until, isn’t there? And for the royal family, that means another scandal with Hayley at the center. And Marco must choose between his duty and his heart.
I hope you’ll enjoy this one – it’s a sweet little summer read, perfect for the beach or relaxing in the shade with something cool to drink. Or perhaps inside on a rainy day, curled up with a book to pass the time. You can grab it only on amazon at https://amzn.to/3OGAorz.