I know April Showers brings May flowers is the proper statement but this month I and several author friends are going to shower you with fun tips to make the best of this Corona Virus Pandemic, crafts and or recipes plus there is a big giveaway at the end so read on and enter! This week’s guest is Rachelle Ayala. Hi Rachelle!
Rachelle: As an independent romance author, I’m used to working from home and spending hours alone with my characters. I do go walking around the lake near my house and go out for groceries. I’ve found cooking every day to fit in nicely to my daily routine. One of my sons came home to “work from home,” and my husband, who is a first responder (ER physician), still goes to the hospital to work. I try not to get too crazy about the virus, but it’s hard to disengage from all of the news, isn’t it?
My best go-to friend in times of trial is always reading and writing. I imagine a world where we can all get together and enjoy each other’s company. I write about festivals and cookouts, parties and dances, and in all the social events we used to take for granted. My tip is to read, read, read. Here is a link to my 2020 Goodreads Reading Challenge. Drop by and let me know if we have books in common. https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/20788892
My small-town series, based off Erin Nicholas’ Sapphire Falls, provides plenty of large group gatherings, from bachelor auctions to softball games, haunted houses to petting zoos, and all the romantic possibilities in a setting of family and community. I know it’s not possible right now to have a party or hold a large wedding, but I pray that someday, we will be able to gather together for a cookout, a potluck, a gala ball, or a sock hop. These are favorite scenes for me in my romances.
Check out Going Gets Hot for a summer festival and a hero who collects “germs” from the farm for research. It’s free on Amazon May 13, and 14, so pick it up, along with the rest of the My Country Heart series. Please get your starter library at https://rachelleayala.net/free-books and sign up for my newsletter to get two more free books as well as enter a drawing for a $10 gift card. [See Rafflecopter below]. Aloha, and lots of health!
Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FNCW11S
Title: Going Gets Hot
Series: My Country Heart
Author: Rachelle Ayala
Cover designer: Rachelle Ayala
Publisher: Love Hearts Press
Buy links: https://books2read.com/GoingGetsHot
It’s Festival Time in Sapphire Falls!
Amber Myers is book smart and people stupid, and she’s tired of being invisible and dateless. Luckily her sister is a hairdresser and works at a beauty salon—in Sapphire Falls.
Chad Powers would rather look into a microscope than approach the only woman he’s ever crushed on.
He follows her to Sapphire Falls, and his farm boy cousins turn him into a hunk in time for the Summer Festival.
The going gets hot when both Amber and Chad get more attention than they bargained for—especially when they’re voted the Festival King and Queen.
Full of twists and turns, Going Gets Hot is a fun romantic romp by Rachelle Ayala, writing in Erin Nicholas’ Sapphire Falls Kindle World.
The romances in the My Country Heart Series can be read standalone, but for continuity, please read them all.
Book 1, Going Haywire
Book 2, Going Toe to Mistletoe
Book 3, Going Hearts Over Heels
Book 4, Going Gets Hot
Rachelle Ayala is an award-winning USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.
Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award. Christmas Stray was awarded the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award and A Pet for Christmas had an Honorable Mention. In 2017, her book about a single mother with an autistic son, Playing for the Save, won the 2017 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award for Realistic Fiction.
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Other Books in My Country Hearts Series
Going Haywire [free]
Going Gets Hot [Free on Amazon May 13-14]
And a brand-new big city series from the Heart of the Big Apple, a series of high-octane romances—not safe for work or play.
Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B087142B59
In case you missed it above Rachelle is offering Going Gets Hot free the 13th and 14th. She is also offering a $10 gift card toward the grand prize package and A paperback book of your choice from her backlist to one lucky winner!a Rafflecopter giveaway