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Summer Loving Blog Tour is a Multi-author Tour and Giveaway

Welcome to our Summer Loving Blog Tour, hosted by me, featuring multiple authors.

JUNE 22 – July 2

Each author has contributed toward the GRAND prize package which will be given away. One winner will receive a prize package consisting of e-books, a print copy and some lovely goodies. More about that, and how to enter to win later on.

Each day one author will be hosting a blog stop. There you can enter to win the grand prize, but before we get to the amazing schedule, FIRST, allow me to introduce you to our crew:

 

          

June 22: Ann Brodeur

Post: The Sweet Side – Sweet Traditions of Christmas

ANN BRODEUR is an avid reader and inspirational romance novelist. She’s happily married to her own French Canadian Hero and is the proud Maman of four. After years of writing non-fiction for a variety of non-profits, and placing in a handful of writing contests, Ann is pursuing her dream of publishing stories that encourage and inspire hope. When she’s not reading, writing or chasing after her kids, Ann can be found drinking coffee that’s been reheated several times throughout the day. She aspires to drink a hot beverage in one sitting someday. Her debut novel, SNOWBOUND IN WINTERBERRY FALLS, published by Anaiah Press releases November 2020.

Giveaway: Christmas Recipe cards and a ribbon bookmark

June 23: Laurie Wood

Post: Character interview with Jake and Kali from Northern Hearts.

LAURIE WOOD: In the mid-1980’s she was a municipal police officer when women in Canada were pioneers in policing. But she always wanted to be a writer. Now she’s a military wife who’s lived across our beautiful country, Canada. Together with her husband, they’ve have raised two wonderful children with Down syndrome to adulthood. Wood’s books have finaled in the prestigious Daphne du Maurier (twice), the TARA, the Jasmine, and the Genesis contests. Laurie and her family live in central Canada with a menagerie of dogs, cats and kids and if the house were bigger, no doubt they’d have more.

 

Website: https://www.lauriewoodauthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lauriewoodauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LaurieJeanWood

Giveaway: An e-book – Northern Hearts

June 24: Kara Leigh Miller

Post:  Embrace Your Imperfections

KARA LEIGH MILLER combines her knowledge and prior editing experience with a passion for the written word and a love for all things young adult. She’s a mom, wife, pitbull lover, cat hoarder, and a book addict who has more story ideas than time to write them.

To stay up-to-date on all her book announcements, sign up for her newsletter: https://eepurl.com/bn1wyD

You can also find her anytime at: www.karaleighmillerauthor.com

Giveaway: $10 An Amazon gift card

June 25: Julie M Arnold

Post: Summer Reading 101

JULIE ARNOLD’S debut novel, Nothing Ventured, is a romantic suspense published by Anaiah Press in March 2019. When she’s not engrossed in a manuscript, she teaches French courses and squires groups of teenagers around France on tours. She’s an avid but slow runner, and loves nothing more than curling up with a good novel, and will never turn down offers of coffee or tea.

Giveaway: e-book – Nothing Ventured

June 26: Laura Thomas

Post: Six Sweet Summer Reads

A published Christian author, LAURA THOMAS writes heartwarming encouragement for your soul—especially in her romantic suspense, teen fiction, marriage, and children’s books. Laura is a chocoholic mom of three, married to her high school sweetheart. Originally from the UK, they live in Kelowna, British Columbia as audacious empty-nesters. Find her books, blog, and coaching at www.laurathomasauthor.com

Giveaway: An e-book – The Orphan Beach

June 27: Sara Beth Williams

Post: Why I write Christian Romance & My Top 5 Romantic Tropes

SARA BETH WILLIAMS is a wife, mother of two daughters, and temporary caretaker of a lovable old lady pit and a spunky Pomeranian-Shih Tzu mix. She lives in Northern California and currently works as a teacher assistant and freelance publicist. When she’s not held hostage by the keyboard, she enjoys music, teaching, reading and spending time with her family. She is all about connecting with readers! Find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Bookbub and AllAuthor.

Giveaway: A Worthy Heart (Fun fact: This book turns 1 year old on July 1st)

June 28: Renée Lichtenhan

Post: Quiz: WHAT’S YOUR BEST CHARACTER TRAIT?

VIOLET is RENEE LICHTENHAN’s second novel in the growing “I Am Girl” Series for middle-grade girls. The inspiration for this series grew out of years of mentoring middle grade girls in Christian ministry. Renée loves their open minds, hearts, and souls. She wanted to write engaging books that might encourage faith and virtue to take shape within that openness. She lives in Mississippi with her husband, Joe. She and Joe enjoy watching their three young adult children unpack their dreams and launch themselves into the grown-up world.

Facebook: Renée Lichtenhan, Author
Instagram: @lichtenhan

Giveaway: E-book & summer fun pool toys.

June 29: Connie Michael

Post: Trusting the Plan

CONNIE MICHAEL was born and raised in Seattle Washington but recently moved to Montana. She lives with her husband and her two dogs and enjoys any activity which will get her outdoors. Connie has two sons who have successfully graduated from college. Her oldest just made her a grandma for the first time! While the youngest is proudly serving in the United States Army.

Giveaway: e-book, A Thousand Stolen Moments.

June 30: Christina Sinisi

Post: Love and Cake in the LowCountry of South Carolina.

A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, CHRISTINA SINISI writes stories about families, both the broken and blessed. Her works include a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest and the American Title IV Contest where she appeared in the top ten in the Romantic Times magazine. American Title IV Contest where she appeared in the top ten in the Romantic Times magazine. Her published books include The Christmas Confusion and the upcoming Sweet Summer, the first two books in the Summer Creek Series. By day, she is a psychology professor and lives in the LowCountry of South Carolina with her husband and two children and loves a good cooking challenge.

Giveaway: An e-book, Christmas Confusion.

July 1: Joiya Morrison-Efemini

Post: TBD

Joiya Morrison-Efemini is a wife, former attorney, current stay-at-home mom of four fantastic kiddos. They live in Marietta, Georgia, where her kids attend all three levels of schooling – elementary, middle, and high. She began writing in 2012 after realizing that returning to a law career wasn’t conducive to happily raising four kids; for her. She says, “Other women do it brilliantly.” In 2017 her first publication, a collection of short stories, The Notes They Played, was released. And, in 2019, the first novel, The Impossible, was published. She loves to read, obviously. Joiya tries to read at least 40 books a year. And, yes, the books she reads to her kids do count! She runs socially, mostly as a way to connect with her close girlfriends. She has completed 2 marathons, and countless half marathons, 15K, 10K, and 5K races.

Giveaway: Print copy of Petrified Flowers

July 2: Melony Teague

Post type: If you’d have told me a year ago…

MELONY TEAGUE writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild, and she is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released in Jan 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

Website | Facebook | Facebook Group | BookBub | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon

Giveaway: A pin that says “dream big”

 

Each of their posts will go live after 9 am EST, so be sure to check in each day for new chances to win.

Go to each page to enter to win using the RAFFLECOPTER (Schedule posted below)

ONE PERSON WILL WIN THIS AMAZING GIVEAWAY PACK

GIVEAWAY includes 7 e-books, $10 Amazon gift card, a Dream Big pin, Recipe Cards and bookmark ribbon, Summer Fun Pool Toys and a paperback copy of Petrified Flowers.

OPEN TO USA & CANADA ONLY

One winner will be announced on July 3 and will have 48 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen.

BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

June 22: Ann BrodeurThe Sweet Side – Sweet Traditions of Christmas.

June 23: Laurie Wood  Excerpt from  Northern Hearts.

June 24: Kara Leigh Miller –  Embrace Your Imperfections.

June 25: Julie M Arnold Summer Reading 101.

June 26: Laura Thomas Six Sweet Summer Reads.

June 27: Sara Beth Williams Why I write Christian Romance & My Top 5 Romantic Tropes.

June 28: Renée Lichtenhan – Quiz: WHAT’S YOUR BEST CHARACTER TRAIT?

June 29: Connie Michael Trusting the Plan.

June 30: Christina Sinisi – Love and Cake in the LowCountry of South Carolina.

July 1: Joiya Morrison-Efemini –  So Timely.

July 2: Melony TeagueIf you’d have told me a year ago…

July 3: Winner of Giveaway Announcement


Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and The Word Guild. She is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

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Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.