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I always enjoy being part of Aileen Harkwood’s giveaways — here is the Christmas promo!

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HOLIDAY WISHES ROMANCE GIVEAWAY

December 5-25

A Sleighful of Prizes and Video Holiday

Greetings from the Authors!

Holiday Wishes All Romance Giveaway

Come listen and watch as some of your favorite romance authors give you their best wishes for the holiday in a special video! To celebrate the season, they’re giving away a grand prize package that includes a Kindle Fire, 6-months of Kindle Unlimited, and a $20 Amazon gift card. Santa also has a bag full of runners-up prizes, including gift cards and ebook prize packs.

Still want more? Check out the fantastic reads in the Holiday Wishes All Romance Genres Book Fair, and play the Scavenger Hunt Game for your chance at a $50 Amazon gift card!

Holiday Wishes Romance Book Fair



(This giveaway is sponsored by the authors listed below)

Allyson Lindt • Amanda Uhl • Angelica Kate • Anne McClane • C.A. King • C.D. Gorri • Crystal Dawn • Danielle M Haas • Debbie White • Diane Benefiel • Elizabeth Rose • Elsie Davis • Emmanuelle de Maupassant • G.K. Brady • ID Johnson • Jacqueline Diamond • Jacquie Biggar • JC Andrijeski • Jina Bacarr • Joanne Dannon • Josie Riviera • Judith Sterling • Karen Michelle Nutt • Kat Drennan • Kat Samuels • Kerry Blaisdell • Keta Diablo • Kristy Tate • Laurel O’Donnell • Liz Durano • Maria Elena Alonso Sierra • Melissa McClone • Michelle Jo Quinn • Mona Sedrak • Monique McDonell • Naomi Bellina • Penelope Wylde • Ravyn Wilde • Regan Walker • Rhondi Ann • Samantha Keith • Sara Beth Williams • Shana Gray • Sofie Darling • Soraya Naomi • Stormy Legend • Tammy Andresen • Victoria Saccenti • Zoe Dawson • Aileen Harkwood

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My book in the fair CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time!

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Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
In 1943.

Christmas Once Again:US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-

Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

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Christmas Once Again WW 2 time travel romance in color: Victory Red Lipstick

Watch this black and white photo of the 1940s lady change to a color photo in my video

We always think of World War 2 as being shot in black and white, but what if you could experience it in color?

Check out my video for a vintage b&w photo turning into color, then travel in time to 1943 with Kate Arden when she goes home for Christmas for a chance to follow a different path and mend her broken heart…

All she wants for Christmas is to save the man she loves…

Christmas Once Again from Boldwood Books.

You can check out Christmas Once Again here:
US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

Next video in series: Girdles for the War Effort

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Bookbloggers — get your copy on NetGalley!

Calling all Bookbloggers:

I’m thrilled to announce that Christmas Once Again

is on Net Galley!!

All she wants for Christmas is to save the man she loves…

Christmas Once Again – WW 2 time travel

US https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/174137

UK https://www.netgalley.co.uk/catalog/book/174137

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If you ever wanted to go home again . . . this is the story for you!

A hot, sexy hero, a spunky heroine who tries to save him, and the magic of a small town Christmas . . . and plenty of good food!

So hop aboard the Mistletoe Flyer and meet the Arden Family doing their best to support the troops during that Christmas of 1943.

More about Christmas Once Again as we get closer to pub date…

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I’m happy to present the BOLDWOOD BOOKS Releases:

So, here we are with my wonderful publisher for my Christmas book, BOLDWOOD BOOKS — I love making videos and I put together the video above to introduce you to my fellow Boldwood Books authors with releases during the month of September 2019:

UK Links:     

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland 

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley

Stalker by Gemma Rogers                

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

 ——————–

US Links:

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland  /   

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley 

Stalker by Gemma Rogers 

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

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And here are the August 2019 releases in my video:

UK Links:

The Daughter In Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet 

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

 

US Links:

The Daughter in Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

Go to BOLDWOOD BOOKS for more info about their authors and e-books and print books. Audio books also available!

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Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th! It’s now up for pre-order at $2.99

On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
In 1943.

Christmas Once Again:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

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Christmas Once Again WW 2 time travel romance in color: Nylons

We always think of World War 2 as being shot in black and white, but what if you could experience it in color?

Check out my video for a vintage b&w photo turning into color, then travel in time to 1943 with Kate Arden when she goes home for Christmas for a chance to follow a different path and mend her broken heart…

All she wants for Christmas is to save the man she loves…

Christmas Once Again from Boldwood Books.

You can check out Christmas Once Again here:
US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

Next video in series: Victory Red Lipstick

===========================

Bookbloggers — get your copy on NetGalley!

Calling all Bookbloggers:

I’m thrilled to announce that Christmas Once Again

is on Net Galley!!

All she wants for Christmas is to save the man she loves…

Christmas Once Again – WW 2 time travel

US https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/174137

UK https://www.netgalley.co.uk/catalog/book/174137

=============================

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If you ever wanted to go home again . . . this is the story for you!

A hot, sexy hero, a spunky heroine who tries to save him, and the magic of a small town Christmas . . . and plenty of good food!

So hop aboard the Mistletoe Flyer and meet the Arden Family doing their best to support the troops during that Christmas of 1943.

More about Christmas Once Again as we get closer to pub date…

————–

I’m happy to present the BOLDWOOD BOOKS Releases:

So, here we are with my wonderful publisher for my Christmas book, BOLDWOOD BOOKS — I love making videos and I put together the video above to introduce you to my fellow Boldwood Books authors with releases during the month of September 2019:

UK Links:     

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland 

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley

Stalker by Gemma Rogers                

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

 ——————–

US Links:

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland  /   

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley 

Stalker by Gemma Rogers 

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

——————

And here are the August 2019 releases in my video:

UK Links:

The Daughter In Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet 

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

 

US Links:

The Daughter in Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

Go to BOLDWOOD BOOKS for more info about their authors and e-books and print books. Audio books also available!

———-

Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th! It’s now up for pre-order at $2.99

On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
In 1943.

Christmas Once Again:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

———

 

Calling all Bookbloggers: Christmas Once Again is on NetGalley!

Bookbloggers — get your copy on NetGalley!

Calling all Bookbloggers:

I’m thrilled to announce that Christmas Once Again

is on Net Galley!!

All she wants for Christmas is to save the man she loves…

Christmas Once Again – WW 2 time travel

US https://www.netgalley.com/catalog/book/174137

UK https://www.netgalley.co.uk/catalog/book/174137

=============================

Click here to go to US NetGalley

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If you ever wanted to go home again . . . this is the story for you!

A hot, sexy hero, a spunky heroine who tries to save him, and the magic of a small town Christmas . . . and plenty of good food!

So hop aboard the Mistletoe Flyer and meet the Arden Family doing their best to support the troops during that Christmas of 1943.

More about Christmas Once Again as we get closer to pub date…

————–

I’m happy to present the BOLDWOOD BOOKS Releases:

So, here we are with my wonderful publisher for my Christmas book, BOLDWOOD BOOKS — I love making videos and I put together the video above to introduce you to my fellow Boldwood Books authors with releases during the month of September 2019:

UK Links:     

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland 

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley

Stalker by Gemma Rogers                

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

 ——————–

US Links:

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland  /   

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley 

Stalker by Gemma Rogers 

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

——————

And here are the August 2019 releases in my video:

UK Links:

The Daughter In Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet 

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

 

US Links:

The Daughter in Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

Go to BOLDWOOD BOOKS for more info about their authors and e-books and print books. Audio books also available!

———-

Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th! It’s now up for pre-order at $2.99

On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
In 1943.

Christmas Once Again:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

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Boldwood Books September and August 2019 Releases and my Christmas Once Again preview video of Kate and Jeff’s story

If you ever wanted to go home again . . . this is the story for you!

A hot, sexy hero, a spunky heroine who tries to save him, and the magic of a small town Christmas . . . and plenty of good food!

So hop aboard the Mistletoe Flyer and meet the Arden Family doing their best to support the troops during that Christmas of 1943.

More about Christmas Once Again as we get closer to pub date…

————–

So, here we are with my wonderful publisher for my Christmas book, BOLDWOOD BOOKS — I love making videos and I put together the video above to introduce you to my fellow Boldwood Books authors with releases during the month of September 2019:

UK Links:     

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland 

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley

Stalker by Gemma Rogers                

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

 ——————–

US Links:

The Secret to Happiness by Jessica Redland  /   

The Orphan Daughter by Sheila Riley 

Stalker by Gemma Rogers 

Christmas Every Day by Beth Moran 

——————

——————

And here are the August 2019 releases in my video:

UK Links:

The Daughter In Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet 

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

 

US Links:

The Daughter in Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

Go to BOLDWOOD BOOKS for more info about their authors and e-books and print books. Audio books also available!

———-

Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th! It’s now up for pre-order at $2.99

On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
In 1943.

Christmas Once Again:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

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Boldwood Books August 2019 Releases and the story behind my story

They say, everybody has a story.

For me, it began a while ago when I wanted to write a Christmas story, but not just any story. Not every Christmas happens the way we want it and sometimes the not-so-great ones stick with us.

Which made me wonder if I was alone in my thinking. That remembering the poignant Christmases when something happened to upset our universe was just me. I knew I couldn’t be the only one who looked back every year and took time to remember that Christmas and at times, wished I could change things.

So I did.

I wrote about a woman who laments every year about a lost love at Christmas and finally, she can change it.

By going back in time…

More about Christmas Once Again as we get closer to pub date…

————–

So, here we are with my wonderful publisher BOLDWOOD BOOKS — I love making videos and I put together the video above to introduce you to my fellow Boldwood Books authors with releases during the month of August 2019:

UK Links:

The Daughter In Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet 

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

 

US Links:

The Daughter in Law by Nina Manning

Villa of Sun and Secrets by Jennifer Bohnet

Honeymoon for One by Frankie Collins

Go to BOLDWOOD BOOKS for more info about their authors and e-books and print books. Audio books also available!

———-

Time travel back to Christmas 1943 on the home front

Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th! It’s now up for pre-order at $2.99

On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
In 1943.

Christmas Once Again:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-Once-Again-Jina-Bacarr-ebook/dp/B07V1QT9Z6

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Ride, Baby, ride…my excellent Paris adventure #shortstorysunday

ride_baby_ride

His name was Romain and I was in Paris on a summer break from college when he nearly ran me over with his motorcycle. Okay, it was my fault since I was ogling this gorgeous hunk of masculinity in his ripped T-shirt and tight jeans and I got too close to the curb and stumbled into the street.

“Pardon, mademoiselle,” he said, knowing he wasn’t to blame, but taking it on the chin anyway.

Brooding dark eyes with unruly dark hair gave him an outlaw look. Sitting astride his big motorcycle, he glared at me, his strongly arched brows furrowed as if he were sizing me up. I felt naked under his penetrating gaze. And I liked it. I was sure the gods watching over lonely college co-eds in strange lands had sent him to me.

How could I resist when he offered me a ride?

We became a twosome that summer. Inseparable day and night. I have no doubt he drove the fastest, sleekest motorcycle in Paris. Speeding up and down the bustling Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Latin Quarter with me on the back. A long, crusty baguette in one hand, holding onto his muscular bod with the other.

My fingers seeking his hard chest through the holes in his ripped T-shirt.

Ah, yes, the moments memories are made of.

“Hold on tight, ma chérie,” he yelled into the wind scented with the lingering perfume of lost queens and courtesans. Even the smoky exhaust couldn’t mask it. “I’m going to put pedal to the metal, as you Americans say.”

“I’m not going anywhere.” I snuggled up close to him. Damn, I loved the feeling I got hugging his body. The strong musky smell of his maleness hit my nostrils, reminding me of the sultry nights I’d spent in his arms in my tiny hotel room on the rue du Sommerard…our bodies twisted together in harmony, him whispering words of endearment in French, me wishing I’d paid more attention in French class.

M. Appel, my professor, would have raised an aristocratic eyebrow and tapped his pointer on the edge of my nose. “Bien, mademoiselle,” I could hear him say. “I told you someday you’d regret not studying your French idioms.”

So be the folly of youth.

But Romain and I didn’t have trouble communicating between the sheets. I was tempted to tell that to M. Appel when the fall quarter started. In three weeks. Till then, Romain was all mine.

“Bon,” the sexy Frenchman said, shifting his weight on the leather seat of his motorcycle and pushing his butt into my groin, sending me to paradise. “Let me show you Paris like you’ve never seen her.”

Off we went.

We rode around Paris on his big, sexy motorcycle. Up the steep hills of Montmartre and past Sacré-Cœur, then the fancy boutiques on the rue de Rivoli before zooming under the bridges where the homeless of Paris sought refuge from the chaos above.

As they had for hundreds of years.

Every day, we stopped under the bridge and brought fresh baguettes to the people huddled there. Gathered around the burning flame in the old metal trashcan, eking out an existence. I had no idea Paris had so many les exclus, as they were called. It broke my heart. I saw them begging on church steps, at train stations, in the park with the carousel.

Romain told me his family was once homeless after his father died. His mother and three little sisters lived under the bridge when he was fifteen and they couldn’t find room in a shelter. He worked as a laborer till his hands bled so he could get them a tiny apartment. Over the years, he worked even harder to better himself, go to university and, now in his late twenties, he had his dream bike.

He rode it everywhere.

His muscular arms and big hands maneuvering his lean, mean machine through ancient narrow streets and back alleys. Me on the back. His strong torso crushing my breasts, his hips grinding against mine, his body heat so wonderfully intense, I melted into him. By the time I had to go home to the States, I’d ripped apart half a dozen of his T-shirts with my nails. Holding onto him. Wanting him.

And when we made love at night, he rode…mais non, that’s my little secret.

A summer in Paris I’ll never forget.

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Featured Image -- 2069If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner:

LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is now available from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

“Ride, Baby, ride” on #MotorcycleRideDay and my excellent Paris adventure

motorcycle_ride_day

His name was Romain and I was in Paris on a summer break from college when he nearly ran me over with his motorcycle. Okay, it was my fault since I was ogling this gorgeous hunk of masculinity in his ripped T-shirt and tight jeans and I got too close to the curb and stumbled into the street.

“Pardon, mademoiselle,” he said, knowing he wasn’t to blame, but taking it on the chin anyway.

Brooding dark eyes with unruly dark hair gave him an outlaw look. Sitting astride his big motorcycle, he glared at me, his strongly arched brows furrowed as if he were sizing me up. I felt naked under his penetrating gaze. And I liked it. I was sure the gods watching over lonely college co-eds in strange lands had sent him to me.

How could I resist when he offered me a ride?

We became a twosome that summer. Inseparable day and night. I have no doubt he drove the fastest, sleekest motorcycle in Paris. Speeding up and down the bustling Boulevard Saint-Germain and the Latin Quarter with me on the back. A long, crusty baguette in one hand, holding onto his muscular bod with the other.

My fingers seeking his hard chest through the holes in his ripped T-shirt.

Ah, yes, the moments memories are made of.

“Hold on tight, ma chérie,” he yelled into the wind scented with the lingering perfume of lost queens and courtesans. Even the smoky exhaust couldn’t mask it. “I’m going to put pedal to the metal, as you Americans say.”

“I’m not going anywhere.” I snuggled up close to him. Damn, I loved the feeling I got hugging his body. The strong musky smell of his maleness hit my nostrils, reminding me of the sultry nights I’d spent in his arms in my tiny hotel room on the rue du Sommerard…our bodies twisted together in harmony, him whispering words of endearment in French, me wishing I’d paid more attention in French class.

M. Appel, my professor, would have raised an aristocratic eyebrow and tapped his pointer on the edge of my nose. “Bien, mademoiselle,” I could hear him say. “I told you someday you’d regret not studying your French idioms.”

So be the folly of youth.

But Romain and I didn’t have trouble communicating between the sheets. I was tempted to tell that to M. Appel when the fall quarter started. In three weeks. Till then, Romain was all mine.

“Bon,” the sexy Frenchman said, shifting his weight on the leather seat of his motorcycle and pushing his butt into my groin, sending me to paradise. “Let me show you Paris like you’ve never seen her.”

Off we went.

We rode around Paris on his big, sexy motorcycle. Up the steep hills of Montmartre and past Sacré-Cœur, then the fancy boutiques on the rue de Rivoli before zooming under the bridges where the homeless of Paris sought refuge from the chaos above.

As they had for hundreds of years.

Every day, we stopped under the bridge and brought fresh baguettes to the people huddled there. Gathered around the burning flame in the old metal trashcan, eking out an existence. I had no idea Paris had so many les exclus, as they were called. It broke my heart. I saw them begging on church steps, at train stations, in the park with the carousel.

Romain told me his family was once homeless after his father died. His mother and three little sisters lived under the bridge when he was fifteen and they couldn’t find room in a shelter. He worked as a laborer till his hands bled so he could get them a tiny apartment. Over the years, he worked even harder to better himself, go to university and, now in his late twenties, he had his dream bike.

He rode it everywhere.

His muscular arms and big hands maneuvering his lean, mean machine through ancient narrow streets and back alleys. Me on the back. His strong torso crushing my breasts, his hips grinding against mine, his body heat so wonderfully intense, I melted into him. By the time I had to go home to the States, I’d ripped apart half a dozen of his T-shirts with my nails. Holding onto him. Wanting him.

And when we made love at night, he rode…mais non, that’s my little secret.

A summer in Paris I’ll never forget.

===================

Featured Image -- 2069If you love Civil War romance and time travel and TWO hunky military heroes, check out my Kindle Scout winner:

LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is now available from Kindle Press at Amazon.com

Wine and cheese and beefcake for National Cheese Day

cheese_day

Ah, wine and cheese…a perfect combo for National Cheese Day.

Well, almost. I’ve added Mr. Sexy to your luncheon date au naturel.

But he’s wearing no clothes, you say, grinning.

Exactly.

Whenever I think of wine and cheese, I think of France…which make makes me think of delicious food and dining in an outdoor cafe…which makes me think of Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, Luncheon on the Grass, a delightfully naughty painting by Manet.

Two gentlemen–dressed in suits–are dining on the grass with a nude woman.

So why not have luncheon on the grass American Style?

Voilà!

And you have Mr. Sexy, wine and cheese, and you.

What you have for dessert is up to you…

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Love_Me_Forever_500x798
LOVE ME FOREVER

She wore gray.
He wore blue.
But their love defied the boundaries of war.
And time.

LOVE ME FOREVER is a Kindle Scout selection and will be published soon!! You can read the first 5,000 words HERE. You’ll meet both my heroines and both my heroes in the excerpt. It’s a saga of love and romance and war. Believe me, I walked every road, fought every battle with my characters, even walked around in a hoop skirt to “get it right.”

This is a book of the heart…any questions? Please ask!!

Thanks for stopping by.

~Jina

 

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