Saturday, March 14, 2015

THE BEAUTY OF SPRING


Happy Saturday, Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great week. I spent my week working on my WIP [Work in Progress].  I'm not a fast writer. The story I want to tell is in my head begging to be let out. However, taking the scene from my imagination and typing it into my laptop isn't easy. Sometimes it takes me hours to find the right words. One thing that clears the cob webs and helps the story flow is writing in the fresh air. 

As you can imagine, this time of year in Maryland isn't the best time to spend outside. Last week, this is what my front lawn looked like:



Sitting out on my deck is a few weeks away, but things are getting better. Spring is on its way. Just look what appeared in my BBF's garden a couple days ago. 



Nothing is up in my yard yet, but its fun waiting for the hints of spring to make their appearance.  

Remember my challenge to UNLOCK THE BEAUTY OF YOUR WORLDThis photo is an example of what I'm talking about.  Hidden beauty is all around us. It's that thing that makes you phase for an instant and smile--maybe an Ahhhh follows.

Tag...you're it. 

I would love for you to share the beauty you have run across in photos or in a short note. Just post them in the comment section on this or any future post. If you can't seem to get that to work, send me an email through the CONTACT ME icon and I'll post it for you.   

That's all from me today. I hope you find some time to relax and enjoy yourself. If you are looking for a good book, I have a couple suggest. :)

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks 

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

LUCK OF THE IRISH GIVEAWAY



Hello everyone,

From March 11 -13 everyone has an opportunity to experience the LUCK OF THE IRISH on JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE! Thirty wonderful Romantic Suspense authors have pitched in with their print or digital books to make your St. Patrick's Day a special one. I’m so thrilled to have my novel, In the Shadow of Pride sitting next to such amazing authors.

Check out the list:


DEE J. ADAMS - IMMINENT DANGER (Kindle or Nook)
TONI ANDERSON - A COLD DARK PLACE (Digital)
BECKY BARKER - STOWAWAY (Print* or Digital)
CATE BEAUMAN - REAGAN'S REDEMPTION (Kindle or Nook)
MARY BEHRE - SPIRITED (**Signed Print)
SANDRA BROWN - BREATH OF SCANDAL (Signed Print or Digital) 

PA DePAUL - EXCHANGE OF FIRE (***Digital)
HELENKAY DIMON - PLAYING DIRTY (Print or Digital)
KENDRA ELLIOT - VANISHED (Kindle)
MISTY EVANS - DEADLY PURSUIT (Digital)
CINDY GERARD - THE WAY HOME (Print or Digital) 

ADRIENNE GIORDANO - THE PROSECUTOR (*Print or Digital)
LAURA GRIFFIN - BEYOND LIMITS (**Print)
ELIZABETH HEITER - SWAT SECRET ADMIRER (Signed Print*)
CAIT JARROD - BREAKING ALL BARRIERS (Digital)
LARA LACOMBE - LETHAL LIES (*Print) 

MELINDA LEIGH - HOUR OF NEED (Kindle)
DIANNA LOVE  - DECEPTIVE TREASURES (*Signed Print)
DANA MARTON - DEATHWATCH (Print, Kindle or Nook)
SUSANNE MATTHEWS - ON HIS WATCH (Digital)
DALE MAYER - HAUNTED BY DEATH (Digital) 

CARLA NEGGERS - DECLAN'S CROSS (Print)
TERRY ODELL - WHAT'S IN A NAME (Print or Digital)
CHRISTY REECE - NOTHING TO LOSE (*Kindle or *Nook)
PATRICIA ROSEMOOR - SEE ME IN YOUR DREAM (Digital)
JENNIFER RYAN - AT WOLF RANCH (*Print or Digital) 

JENNIFER RYAN - LUCKY LIKE US (*Print)
TIFFANY SNOW - IN HIS SHADOW (*Kindle)
DEBRA WEBB and REGAN BLACK - AGAINST THE WALL (Print or Digital)
NANCY C. WEEKS - SHADOW OF PRIDE (Kindle or Nook)
NORAH WILSON - FATAL HEARTS (**Print)

  
On March 14th, one grand prize winner will be able to select 10 titles of their choice from the Pot Of Gold. 

Two lucky runner-ups will receive half each of what is left in the pot! (10 books each!)

GOOD LUCK, EVERYONE!! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day To All!

Monday, March 9, 2015

WELCOME IRENE PRESTON, AUTHOR OF A TASTE OF YOU

Happy Monday, Everyone!

GIVEAWAY ALERT

Today I would like to introduce you to a wonderful author, Irene Preston. Irene has stopped by to tell us about her new novel, A Taste of You which releases tomorrow!!! 

Irene, I'm so excited to have you here today. My blog is all yours. Tell us all about very handsome Carlo and Garrett.  


 Purchase at my Amazon aStore


Nancy

Thank you so much for spotlighting A Taste of You on release day. I had so much fun writing this fun, foodie romance. I hope your readers will love Carlo and Garrett as much as I do.

Blurb:

Hell’s Kitchen has nothing on the flames Giancarlo and Garrett ignite at Restaurant Ransom...

Garrett Ransom is America’s hot chef du jour. He has a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City, a hit reality TV show, and a new man in his bed every week. Yes, he secretly thinks his business partner, Giancarlo “Carlo” Rotolo, is hotter than a ghost pepper, but he would never jeopardize their friendship with a fling. Then Garrett overhears some juicy gossip among the crew and realizes he’ll have to break Giancarlo’s cardinal rule, no banging the staff - for Carlo’s own good, of course. Just a taste of Carlo should be plenty. Long-term relationships aren’t on Garrett’s menu.

Giancarlo’s been in love with Garrett forever. He’s sure Garrett will eventually realize they are destined to be more than business partners. But when Garrett installs his latest boyfriend as their new chef d’cuisine and announces plans to leave Carlo in New York while he opens a second restaurant on the west coast, Carlo is forced to re-evaluate his life.


Can a high-strung British chef and a nice Italian boy from Brooklyn find the perfect fusion of fine-dining and family-style? 

EXCERPT 

Carlo stared down at his plate. “You made me a meatball sub?”

“Not exactly made.” Garrett sat across from him. “I got it from that little shit-hole window in Brooklyn.”

“Joe’s? In Brooklyn? You went to Brooklyn?” He glared across the table at Garrett, suddenly afraid of what the innocuous-looking sub might mean. “Am I dying?”

“Of course I didn’t go. Why would I do that? I got it delivered. Your nephew bilked me out of a fortune to bring it up here.”

“From Joe’s? In Brooklyn?”

“Why not? It’s your favorite, isn’t it?

Maybe, but it certainly wasn’t Garrett’s. Garrett was as likely to order a meatball sub from a hole-in-the wall place in Brooklyn as a hot dog from a street vendor. Carlo looked across the table at Garrett’s plate, which contained the same ingredients in a radically altered form. Thin slices of meatballs fanned across the plate framed by a smear of sauce. The bread had been sliced and toasted into thin crostini. Garrett had added his own tapenade. It looked delicious, but….

Saturday, March 7, 2015

NANCY'S NEXT BOOK SIGNING

 Spring Into Romance 2015 Flyer


Happy Saturday, Everyone,

Spring is almost here and I couldn't be happier to see it make it's appearance. I wanted you to know about a couple local book signings I'm attending in April. 


Saturaday, April 4, 1:00-4:00

Spring Into Romance at Ukazoo Books

I will be joining authors Terri Brisbin, Robin Kaye, and Jean Murray for a book singing at Ukazoo Books in Towson MD. Ukazoo Books is a charming book store and I'm so honored to there with such amazing authors. 

Saturday, April 18th 9:00-2:00

Odenton Volunteer Fire Company  Spring Craft and Vendor Show 

I held my first ever book signing at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company  Craft and Vendor Show last fall and had a blast. When I heard they were holding another show in the Spring, I had to sign up. This year, I will be signing my completed In the Shadow series. 

I know these are local events and many of you will not be able to attend. If you would like to have my books signed, I would be very honored. Just send me an note through my website email, CONTACT ME button above, and we'll work something out. 

That's all for now. Have a wonderful weekend and be nice to one another.

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks



Saturday, February 28, 2015

THE BLOOPER POST

HI EVERYONE, AGAIN!

ABOUT AN HOUR AGO, I POSTED ON THIS BLOG THAT TODAY WAS THE LAST DAY FOR MY PUBLISHER'S FEBRUARY SWEET SAVINGS DEAL. I SAID THAT ALL MY BOOKS  IN THE SHADOW SERIES WERE ON SALE FOR ONE MORE DAY AT $1.99.

WELL, THIS IS MY FIRST BLOOPER POST AND IT WAS TOTALLY UNINTENTIONAL.

MY BOOKS ARE BACK TO THEIR REGULAR PRICE TODAY INSTEAD OF TOMORROW. I DON'T KNOW WHY AMAZON CHANGED THE PRICE, BUT I WANTED YOU TO KNOW. EACH BOOK OF THE IN THE SHADOW SERIES IS WONDERFUL READ EVEN AT THEIR REGULAR AMAZON PRICE.

I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND TAKE TIME TO READ A GOOD BOOK.

HUGS TO ALL,

NANCY C. WEEKS

Sunday, February 22, 2015

CRIMSON ROMANCE SWEET SAVINGS--LAST WEEKII



I know you have seen this pretty pink banner at the top of my website pages the last three weeks. This is an amazing sale Crimson Romance is hosting for the month of February on AMAZON. There are over 400 wonderful ebooks for only $1.99 in every genre:historical, contemporary, paranormal and suspense. This is a great time to fill up your E-reader with authors you love [and I hope I'm on that list] as well as get to know authors that are new to you. 

I'm so very proud of my In the Shadow series and thrill that they are all part of this sale. If you have not had a chance to read any of my stories yet, here is what is being said about my wonderful McNeil brothers and the women that changed their understanding of the world.

In the Shadow of Greed: Review by Book Lovin Mamas
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"I was literally sucked into the book and wanting to find out who was behind everything. Nancy C. Weeks did an amazing job on her debut book and I look forward to what she has in store next.  Be warned from the first page to the last page you will have a hard time putting down this book. It's full of action, suspense, romance, and a lot of tension between the characters (Jason & Sarah...because they both are not able to open up until later). I give this book 5 full moons and highly recommend it to romantic suspense fans out there. You will enjoy every minute of this cyber crime thriller by Nancy C. Weeks."


In the Shadow of EvilReview by author Elizabeth Ford Meyette 

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"Heart-pounding, danger-at-every-turn action kept me riveted to this book. I recommend In the Shadow of Evil to readers who enjoy a mix of romance and suspense. I have In the Shadow of Greed loaded and ready to read on my Kindle!"
In the Shadow of MaliceReview by author Stephanie Cage

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"Nancy C Weeks' 'In the Shadow Of' series are ridiculously addictive reads: romantic suspense with a hint of paranormal, rather in the vein of Rebecca York or Nora Roberts."
In the Shadow of PrideReview by InD'Tale Magazine

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"Readers will appreciate [the] huge jaw-dropping twist near the very beginning of the story ... The twists and turns mixed with the romance will keep readers engaged and begging for more!" -- 5 stars, InD'Tale Magazine
In the Shadow of VengeanceReview by author Rowena May O'Sullivan

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I really love Detective Noah McNeil. He’s the kind of guy you want in your corner when faced with insurmountable odds. This book is another face paced, rollercoaster ride of suspense and romance. Loved it.
So....I hope you load your Kindle with some great happy-ever-after romances from my wonderful publisher, Crimson Romance. There is nothing that brings me more simple pleasure than coming out of the cold and relaxing with a great book. Don't forget to pick a few extra books for lying out on the warm sands this summer.

Here is an easy link to my books. I hope you enjoy the read.


NANCY'S IN THE SHADOW SERIES

Have a great week and be nice to one another.

Hugs to all,

Nancy C. Weeks




Friday, February 20, 2015

Heather Thurmeier and Unscripted Love Book Bundle

Happy Friday, Everyone!

I hope you have had a great week. Today, I have invited Heather Thurmeier back to my blog so she can tell you about her new three book bundle, UNSCRIPTED LOVE. You met Heather back in October 2014. If you missed her interview, you can check it out here:Heather Thurmeier

Her delightful trilogy is now available on AMAZON and KOBO for ONLY 77 CENTS!





Here is a short Blurb:

Hollywood and romance mix in this delightful trilogy that explores the passion that can develop from friendly rivals on reality television shows. It's a behind-the-scenes dream come true sure to capture fans of The Bachelor, Survivor, The Amazing Race, and American Idol.
·         Falling for You: Newly single Cassidy Quinn is thrilled to be a contestant on the new reality dating show, The One. But her excitement turns to horror when the gorgeous bachelor turns out to be her ex-boyfriend, Brad. Should she reunite with him or take a chance on hunky cameraman Evan?
·         Stuck on You: If being forced to team up with reality TV's favorite bad girl wasn't enough, falling for her partner's brother might just make this treasure-hunting reality show a real nightmare for Paige Anderson. But an alliance with Jack Miles might lead to more than just  winning the prize . . .
·         Lost Without You: Reality TV diva Zoe Oliver is used to putting up a good front, but she isn't thrilled to rough it in the woods without indoor plumbing and electricity - and with producer Chip Carmack. When her secrets are revealed on camera, she worries she'll lose  everything - including her chance at redemption and the affections of the only man she's ever trusted with her heart.

AND here what everyone is saying about this amazing great book bundle deal:


Praise for Falling For You!

"Falling For You is such a sweet, funny character driven story...This story has one of the greatest endings I've read. I was swept away when I read it." -LAS Reviews

"This book was fun and sexy... If you need something to spice you your weekend this is the one!" -Harlequin Junkie

Praise for Stuck on You!

"Stuck On You is an entertaining read that will keep you stuck on the trilogy!" -Jersey Girl Book Reviews

"Stuck on You is a great sequel to Falling For You!" -Forget the Housework I'm Reading Reviews

Lost Without You!

"It was sweet, fun, and a little sexy." -Books Etc

Praise for Lost Without You!
" was a great way to conclude the Reality TV trilogy...This was my favorite book of the series! -Kindles & Wine Book Blog

"What a wonderful end to this awesome series! Heather knows how to deliver well-written characters that vibrate with passion and substance." -Romance Bookworm's Reviews

"This series of books is just like reality TV shows, they will get you hooked from the start!" -Jersey Girl Book Reviews