Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Authors in Bloom Blog Hop - Giveaways, recipes and flowers!

Welcome! I'm offering my recipe for lamb stew, a dish that has a key role in my new football romance novel, Griff Montgomery, Quarterback, first book in my First & Ten series.
GIVEAWAY - I'm giving away 20 copies of my new short story, SWEET LOVE REMEMBERED, the giveaway starts today!

Blown apart by a heart-rending tragedy, Matt and Perri Jessup went their separate ways; he to Afghanistan and she to New York City. With loss, acrimony and heartbreak coming between them, was there any reason to stay together? Would a chance meeting five years later bring back old recriminations and accusations? Could they build a bridge between them or was the gulf to wide to cross? 
TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN, YOU MUST LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN A COMMENT, AS WELL AS YOUR CHOICE OF FORMAT, KINDLE, NOOK OR PDF. AND YOU MUST AGREE TO BE ADDED TO MY NEWSLETTER LIST. You can always unsubscribe if you don't enjoy the issue. If you don't leave your email, it's impossible for me to send you the free story.

Here's a snippet:

The day he was due back, Lauren made his favorite—lamb stew. As it simmered on the stove, she finished up some important calls. She jumped as two large hands encircled her waist and lips tickled her neck. Griff’s expensive aftershave, her favorite scent along with his own, wafted to her nose, mixing with the aroma of the mouth-watering stew.
She ended her conversation abruptly and turned. He kissed her hard, pressing up against her. 

A bit about the book    
He wanted a wife. She didn’t want to get married – ever.  Not exactly a match made in heaven. Ten years ago, Griff Montgomery, star quarterback of the Kings and womanizer, became a stand-in father for his widowed sister’s kids. After they moved away, Griff wanted his own family. But where does a “player” go to find his ideal mate?

    Having sworn off marriage forever, Lauren Farraday barely kept her life together after her divorce. With her career shaky and depression closing in, the last thing she needed was a courtroom battle with a sexy athlete.

   Wary of Griff’s reputation with women, and hiding a secret, Lauren holds on to her heart.  Can the quarterback handle the truth or will he walk away, like he has in the past?  BUY LINKS
Please visit the other authors here, for more fun and prizes. Thank you for coming.You can check out my other books on my website


  1. Hey, Jean! Pretty photos :) Did you take them yourself, or are they grabs from others online? My email is ___@___.___.___, fill in the blanks with smiles, alumni, cmu, edu. Complicated, but it tricks spambots juuuust fine :) Not sure if you add us to the list or not - I think my eyes are overlooking where to sign up on here!

    1. Thanks, smiles. I took all the pictures myself. I have posted the newsletter sign up link. Thanks for the heads up. Here it is.
      Can't give you the freebie without your email. :-(

    2. Sweet, just did that with the same email I've put a puzzle of here :-P

    3. I still need your email for the free story.

  2. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge - where I am part of the A to Z Ambassador Team! (I'm a minion/volunteer under Arlee.) You are currently #772 on the list.
    Let me know if I can help you in any blogging way this month. I am personally having trouble locating your A to Z posts.

    1. I had to give up, J Lenni on the huge hop. I'm overloaded with other things to do and realized I'd bitten off more than I could chew. So I need to bow out. I'm terribly sorry. I wanted to do it, but just can't shake other responsibilities. Thank you, anyway. Will clear the decks for next year.

  3. big fan of slow cooker recipes, so going to be trying your recipe.
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  4. Thanks for the recipes and the pictures

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com Kindle user

  5. We eat leg of lamb for Easter and when I was a kid my favorite birthday meal was lamb chops, but I've never had lamb stew. Sounds soo good!


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  6. Kindle
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  7. I'm a Kindle user.
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  8. Kindle. Thanks for the recipe. cchant86 @

  9. thanks for the receipt.

    am a kindle user.

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  10. Yum! Lamb Stew!!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  11. Sounds good. Kindle please. eendrizzi79 at gmail dot com

  12. Oh. Ive never had that but im i am curious. It sounds so good! Thanks!

    1. Oh! Id love a kindle copy please, and to be added to your newsletter. Thanks! :)