LIFT FOR AUTISM 2017 Romance Authors, Readers & Bloggers in action for autism

LIFT FOR AUTISM 2017
Romance Authors, Readers & Bloggers
in action for autism

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It’s LIVE!! The LIFT 4 Autism Auction is open for bidding!

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Win a $25 Winner’s Choice Gift Card in the LIFT Celebration Giveaway!

The Lift 4 Autism Auction is a bookworm’s dream! Featuring hard-to-get, much-sought items from romance favorites like Nicola Yoon, Kristen Ashley, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Corinne Michaels, T.M. Frazier, Marie Force and more than 200 others in celebration of Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month.

Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan founded LIFT 4 Autism a few years ago as a charitable initiative rallying the romance community around autism. All proceeds go to this year’s charitable partner Kulture City, who is doing amazing things for the autism community. Learn more at kulturecity.org.

Specifically, LIFT 2017 will benefit Kulture City’s lifeBOKS program, which provides families with free kits to curtail wandering, a common and potentially life threatening challenge. Proceeds will also benefit Kulture City’s tablet program, which provides iPads to improve communication for non and limited verbal children on the spectrum to families who cannot afford them.

Learn more about the mission of Kulture City and the dangers of wandering in today’s USA Today HEA feature here.

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HOW WILL WE RAISE FUNDS?

  1. Online Auction, featuring many of your favorite romance authors!

Browse all the amazing items up for bid here:

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Want to WIN $600 worth of Ad Space here at Joyfully Reviewed? Bid on Lot #342 here 🙂 

Auction Frequently Asked Questions:

http://lift4autism.com/auctionfaq

Find the full Author list here: http://lift4autism.com/contact.

The auction is LIVE until Friday, April 28, 8:00pm.

 

  1. Make a financial donation through the LIFT Campaign.

DONATE here: bit.ly/LIFT4AutismGIVE

 

  1. Buy LIFT Wear (T-shirts, totes, mugs, etc…)

https://teespring.com/Lift2017

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4. Buy the YA Fantasy Anthology Ever In the After for 99¢

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*All proceeds go to Kulture City!

 

Connect with LIFT!

*Subscribe to the LIFT mailing list at lift4autism.com.

*Join the LIFT Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/1705524696326889/

*Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/lift4autism/

*Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/LIFT4Autism

 

 

GIVEAWAY! A CHARMED LITTLE LIE by Sharla Lovelace

GIVEAWAY! A CHARMED LITTLE LIE
by Sharla Lovelace

Spinning a story of a joyous marriage to make a dying woman happy is forgivable, isn’t it?
A CHARMED LITTLE LIE
Charmed in Texas #1
Sharla Lovelace
Releasing April 18th, 2017
Lyrical Shine

 

Lanie Barrett didn’t mean to lie. Spinning a story of a joyous marriage to make a dying woman happy is forgivable, isn’t it? Lanie thinks so, especially since her beloved Aunt Ruby would have been heartbroken to know the truth of her niece’s sadly loveless, short-of-sparkling existence. Trouble is, according to the will, Ruby didn’t quite buy Lanie’s tale. And to inherit the only house Lanie ever really considered a home, she’ll have to bring her “husband” back to Charmed, Texas for three whole months—or watch Aunt Ruby’s cozy nest go to her weasel cousin, who will sell it to a condo developer.

 

Nick McKane is out of work, out of luck, and the spitting image of the man Lanie described. He needs money for his daughter’s art school tuition, and Lanie needs a convenient spouse. It’s a match made . . . well, not quite in heaven, but for a temporary arrangement, it couldn’t be better. Except the longer Lanie and Nick spend as husband and wife, the more the connection between them begins to seem real. Maybe this modern fairy tale really could come true . . .
 

I didn’t look back, and I didn’t care. Nick’s hand was warm in mine, and when we reached the dance floor they’d cleared a space for, he tugged back gently to make me turn around. The look in those dark eyes nearly took out my knees. He pulled me into his arms, leaving no room for imagination, and I let my hands slide up his chest to his neck, and around back as his eyelids grew heavy.

Roberta Flack crooned softly, the first time…ever I saw your face… And something in me went warm from head to toe. Something besides whatever was in that punch. Something more real than that.

“Nice save.”

“I tried.”

“How was the punch?” he asked.

I wound my fingers into his hair and pulled his head down.

“See for yourself,” I said, the last word finished against his lips.

Sparks ignited throughout my body as our lips met. Soft. Slow. Wet. Needing. Our bodies moved as one with the music, so close, so tightly pressed together I could feel his heart beating. My hands traveled slowly back down his chest and around his middle as his came up into my hair. When his tongue ran over my top lip, I knew he could feel my gasp. And when I pulled him in deeper to taste him, I felt the low growl in his chest rumbling against mine.

His fingers twisted in my hair as he dove deep and then pulled back, deep again and back, teasing me, pulling back to kiss my lips one at a time, as I kept clinging tighter. I was drunk on it. Breathing shallow. My fingers curling into his shirt with the need for more.

The first time…ever I kissed…your lips…

It was erotic, the way he kissed me. The way I kissed him. Slow, matching our movements. Intimate. Electric and emotional at the same time. And so full of desire and barely restrained need, that my body was trembling with it when he held my face and leaned his forehead against mine.

I wanted to keep my eyes closed. Absorb the feel of him, the song, the words, the taste. Just hold on to it a little longer. But I felt the heat of his gaze and my eyes fluttered open. And everything inside me turned to liquid fire. No one—ever—had looked at me like that. Had wanted me like that. The mirror image of what was churning inside me was all over him. In the desire mixed with the trouble haunting his eyes. This wasn’t the game. That thought hit me like a sucker punch to the gut. This was—

His mouth covered mine again, hungrier, hotter, and I melted into it. The burn in my chest at the realization of just how fucking real this was, stole at my breath, and I didn’t care. It was more than we were supposed to be doing but—God, it was so good. It was so good my heart felt like it was swelling to the size of the room. Wrapping around us as his hands cradled my face and he broke from the kiss, moving his lips along my face, my cheeks, back to my lips, both of us breathing fast. It was more. Nick was giving me the more. It wasn’t just physical; it was bursting inside me.

When he pulled me to him, I buried my face in his neck and held him as tightly as I could as the words slowed to an end. I didn’t want it to be over. I didn’t want to let go.

I could hear my heart in my ears, pounding with every breath. He smelled like soap and something woodsy and Nick, and I always knew that but being up close enough to lick him made the smell intoxicating.

The music stopped.

The lighting was changing. I had to let go of him, and the second I moved he backed up too. Just a little. Just enough for me to see the mouth I’d just gotten to know intimately. His gaze fell to my lips as well, before dragging up to my eyes. Things had changed. In the course of time it took for that song to make its evolution, our reality had shifted. And the real kicker was that I think we both knew it already had.

Sharla Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two crazy dogs. She is the author of five stand-alone novels including the bestselling Don’t Let Go, the exciting Heart Of The Storm series, and the fun and sexy new Charmed in Texas series.

For more about Sharla’s books, visit www.sharlalovelace.com, and keep up with all her new book releases easily by subscribing to her newsletter. She loves keeping up with her readers, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

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GIVEAWAY! SAVING THE SPACE PIRATE by Nina Croft

GIVEAWAY! SAVING THE SPACE PIRATE
by Nina Croft

Saving the Space Pirate

by Nina Croft
Ruby Robbins Sexy Space Odyssey #3
Publication Date: April 17, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Scorched, Serial Erotic, Sci-Fi, Romance

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Killian Sharpe, is in over his head. One minute, he’s a notorious space pirate with a price on his head. And now, he’s suddenly become one of the good guys. How did that happen? He can only think of one reason – sexy, spunky Ruby Robbins.

Ruby is thrilled that her mission is almost over. Not only will she have saved her planet, but she’ll finally be able to live happily ever after with the space pirate of her dreams.

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GIVEAWAY! UNDAUNTED DEBUTANTES by Christina McKnight

GIVEAWAY! UNDAUNTED DEBUTANTES
by Christina McKnight

Three innocent debutantes must work to solve the mysterious death of their childhood friend. With undaunted determination, they pledge to not only expose the man responsible for their friend’s tragic death on her wedding night, but to also uncover other unscrupulous men of the ton who would jeopardize the future of other young women.

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One tragic night changed sensible, proper Lady Edith Pelton’s life: when her best friend fell to her death, pushed down a flight of stairs by a nefarious lord.  Now, Edith dedicates her time watching the man she thinks is responsible, while gathering other information to expose other scoundrels posing as gentlemen of honor about London. But when her spying is noticed by a perfect stranger, Edith finds herself with two mysteries—what happened to her friend, and how to win the heart of a brilliantly handsome lord.

 

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GIVEAWAY! THE RIGHT FIT by Daphne Dubois

GIVEAWAY! THE RIGHT FIT by Daphne Dubois

Maxine and Antony are about to discover a game of casual hook ups can lead to something
neither one of them thought they deserved—the right fit.
THE RIGHT FIT
Daphne Dubois
Released April 12th, 2017
The Wild Rose Press

 

When Maxine Nicholls discovers her fiancé is cheating, she turns to fast food and nighttime soap operas, but her sister has a plan—unbridled rebound sex with a stranger.
 
As one of Toronto’s hottest players, Antony Laurent tallies scores on and off the ice, but when the chiseled defense man hits a slump, rumors of a trade to the minor league send him to ambush a managers meeting at a posh club.
That night a chance encounter ends up as an unforgettable evening of passion. But Maxine and Antony are about to discover a game of casual hook ups can lead to something neither one of them thought they deserved—the right fit.
 
FIRST LOOK GIVEAWAY!  FORBIDDEN PROMISES by Katee Robert

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GIVEAWAY! TECHNICALLY MINE by Isabel North

GIVEAWAY! TECHNICALLY MINE by Isabel North

Technically Mine by Isabel North Publication Date: April 19, 2017 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy Purchase: Amazon Nora Bowman’s love life just imploded. A road trip—not running away!—leads her to San Francisco and possibly the most beautiful man she’s ever seen in real life. And Nora saw all of him. Literally. Which is awkward, becauseContinue Reading

RELEASE BLITZ GIVEAWAY! PROVOCATIVE by Lisa Renee Jones

RELEASE BLITZ GIVEAWAY! PROVOCATIVE
by Lisa Renee Jones

Provocative (White Lies Book One) by Lisa Renee Jones Release Date: April 18th Genre: Contemporary Romance   Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones! There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our veryContinue ReadingContinue Reading

DIRTY DOZEN & GIVEAWAY! BLOOD VOWED by Traci Douglass

DIRTY DOZEN & GIVEAWAY! BLOOD VOWED
by Traci Douglass

BLOOD VOWED by Traci Douglass is a dark and sexy ride with an otherworld ex-assassin on a mission to atone for the sins of his past, and the woman who holds both his only means of escape and the keys to his ultimate salvation. This exciting installment in the Blood Ravagers series is perfect forContinue ReadingContinue Reading

GIVEAWAY! BACK IN BEANTOWN by Elle Vanzandt & P. Marie

GIVEAWAY! BACK IN BEANTOWN
by Elle Vanzandt & P. Marie

Back in Beantown by Elle Vanzandt and P. Marie A Boston Belles Novel Publication Date: July 2017 Genres: New Adult, College, Coming of Age Their friendship has grown into an unbreakable bond… Gianna Moretti, Alexis Cole, and Shelby Lansing have been helping one other navigate the rough waters known as life, hoping to survive andContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Release Blitz! THE PLAYER by K. Bromberg

Release Blitz! THE PLAYER by K. Bromberg

    Baseball has never been sexier in an all-new novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, K. Bromberg. Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything. So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee hisContinue ReadingContinue Reading

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EASTER HOP Organized by IndieSage

Happy Easter! Join IndieSage PR and 40+ authors and bloggers on the Easter Holiday Hop to celebrate! How does a hop work? In addition to the grand prize giveaway, each stop will have a chance to win MORE prizes. You can enter one, pick and choose, or enter them ALL. We hope you find newContinue Reading

APOLLYCON GIVEAWAY!!

APOLLYCON GIVEAWAY!!

Joy was fortunate to attend the recent Apollycon convention in Florida and she brought back some goodies for book lovers! Joyfully Reviewed has four awesome bundles to giveaway!  Enter the Giveaway using the Rafflecopter below… a Rafflecopter giveaway

GIVEAWAY! FORBIDDEN KISSES by Annie Rains

GIVEAWAY! FORBIDDEN KISSES by Annie Rains

Their chemistry is more explosive than ever.   And if the Sawyers can forgive and forget, anything is possible. FORBIDDEN KISSES Blushing Bay #1 Annie Rains Releasing April 11th, 2017 Loveswept   For years, Jack Sawyer’s family has been running their upscale seafood business like a finely tuned machine. But every machine breaks down eventually,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Giveaway! THE WEDDING PLANNER’S BABY by Amanda Ashby

Giveaway! THE WEDDING PLANNER’S BABY
by Amanda Ashby

He’ll have to choose between duty to his relatives and love for the real family he never thought he could have.  THE WEDDING PLANNER’S BABY Sisters of Wishing Bridge Farm #2 Amanda Ashby Releasing April 10th, 2017 Entangled Bliss   Free-spirited Bec Watson was never having children­––until she is. No way she’s ready for this,Continue Reading

Release Blitz! MORE THAN WANT YOU by Shayla Black

Release Blitz! MORE THAN WANT YOU
by Shayla Black

Release Date: April 11, 2017 Designer: Rachel Connolly Photographer: Sara Eirew Models: BT Urruela and Josée Lanoue Add to GoodReads HERE I’m Maxon Reed—real estate mogul, shark, asshole. If a deal isn’t high profile and big money, I pass. Now that I’ve found the property of a lifetime, I’m jumping. But one tenacious bastard standsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Giveaway! TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY by Melissa Foster

Giveaway! TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY
by Melissa Foster

Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily ever after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon.   TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY Melissa Foster Releasing April 10, 2017 World Literary Press     A new sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Eight months is a long damn time to haveContinue ReadingContinue Reading

THE HIGHLAND DUKE by Amy Jarecki

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THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista Fox

THE BILLIONAIRES by Calista Fox

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AFTER THE DARK by Cynthia Eden

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