Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Welcome to the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Midwinter's Eve Giveaway Hop! There are many stops so multiple chances to win and the opportunity to discover awesome books and new reading material!  It's been frigid where I'm at with a little snow and ice, ideal reading weather!  I'm giving away one PDF copy (easily converted for Kindle and I can even send it directly to the winner's Kindle if I have the Kindle email address!) of my novel, Coal Black Blues from Evernight Publishing.  Plus, you can choose a second Ebook from my backlist too!!

Here's the blurb:
CA death in the family and divorce brought Caroline Reaburn back to the mountains of West Virginia, to her hillbilly heritage and Coaltown. Prepared to start over in a familiar place, Caroline hadn’t expected her first love, Neil McCullough, to come back into her life and heart. Twenty years earlier, Caroline’s mother moved and took her daughter with her, breaking up the relationship and both their hearts. It’s obvious from the first time Caroline met Neil again that they still have a connection. But Neil’s got scars, inside and out, and he carries a lot of emotional baggage. There’s no doubt about the love they share but they have many obstacles to overcome, everything from Neil’s PTSD to illness and community tragedy. It’s a long, rocky road but if anyone can manage to find happiness, it’s Neil and Caroline.

And here's a little taste from the novel.....

From the hardhat on his head to the boots that reached his knees, he wore miner’s gear, and from the black streaks across his face, Caroline figured he’d come straight from the mines. Twenty years had passed since she last saw him, but recognition was immediate. She knew those deep-gray eyes gazing her direction and those unruly black curls escaping beneath the hardhat.

“Neil McCullough,” she said when he halted a few feet away. “I thought you left these hills and never looked back.”

She couldn’t resist the jibe although she knew it wasn’t so. His local presence had loomed large even though they hadn’t met again until now.

His lips flexed into a grin, the old one she remembered all too well. “I might not have looked,” he drawled. “But I came back after a few years. You’re the one I thought took off for the city lights and gave up everything hillbilly.  I was sorry to hear. I heard, too, you’re planning to stay. Is it true?”

      Caroline’s breath caught and refused to release.

Oh, he looked fine, as handsome as ever if a little more world weary than he’d been at eighteen. His voice had deepened, too, but the sound of it echoed with enough familiarity to send a sharp pain through her heart.

Here's a link to the trailer as well - https://youtu.be/cevgDp_10VY.

If you'd like to win, leave a comment about your first love, about your second chance at love, or something about the beautiful West Virginia country where the novel is set.  Be sure to include your email as well!

Good luck and keep hopping for more chances to win!!


  1. oh man... i dont know, i have always ben in love with love. i think my frist real love was named marc. he was so good and kind and i didnt think i deserved him. i was wrong, but he got away!

  2. My first true love is probably my husband. It took me 29 years and a few bag eggs along the way but it was worth the wait.

  3. I've never been to WV, but would love to visit. It looks so pretty.


  4. I haven't been to WV but we do want to go. My first love was a dud. My husband is my true love. He is so kind and giving. I could not ask for better!
    Happy Holidays!

  5. I haven't been to WV, but I'd love to see it. Actually, I've love to see all the states, and I have this dream of living in an RV while we tour the US. Lol. Thank you for the giveaway! I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  6. My first love was a boyfriend I had in high school. All in all it was a painful experience.

  7. The story of my first love is a sad one. I lost him, tragically, at the age of 19. He was accidentally shot in the neck by a shotgun and I was there to witness it. Everyone around me ran scared, leaving me alone to deal and try and save my own boyfriend. I lost him that night, but will never forget him... I believe he's with me all the time. I know for a fact that if this hadn't happened, him and I would be happily married and starting a family. I will always love my first true love.

  8. my first love was my cousins best friend we're still friends thanks for the chance

  9. My First true was the Man I met , married 6 months later .My husband 32 ...years and still loving him !


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