Friday, November 13, 2015

A Harlequin Heartwarming Thanksgiving Giveaways, FREE Book, Excerpt & Harlequin Sale

On tour with Prism Book Tours.

We'll be highlighting 13 FREE short stories by beloved Harlequin Heartwarming authors that will be available from Harlequin during November. All Heartwarming titles are 30% OFF during November from Harlequin as well! Use code HEART1115.


The Marriage Gift by Tara Taylor Quinn

They were so in love on their wedding day the world seemed to stop just for them. Then they grew apart. So far apart they’re going through the world’s friendliest divorce. Is this really their happy ending?

Read it HERE!

Excerpt from the short story The Marriage Gift:
Crap.  The tablecloth was too big.  Why hadn’t she thought of that?
Shrugging, prosecuting attorney, Corrine Armstrong, pulled the offensive piece of material off the small, but nice wooden dinette she’d purchased two months before but had yet to host a meal on.  She used to host a lot of meals.  All the time.  She used to have a large, impressive dining room table, too.
To go with her large, impressive dining room.
She could still have it all.  She’d been the one who’d chosen to move.  To leave the house and most of the furnishings behind.
Just as she’d been the one to insist that she be the one to host their small Thanksgiving celebration.  The table had four chairs and there were four of them.
Joe had insisted – as had she – that there’d always be the four of them.  Even when there were more than four, the four of them would still be together.  Her and Janie and Dawson and Joe.  They could add to the group.  If Janie remarried.  Or Joe or she did.  But they’d still all be friends.  Celebrate holidays together.
Who were they kidding?  If she got remarried, if Joe did, even if Janie did, they’d all have new families with whom they’d want to spend the holidays.
Which meant, this could very well be her last Thanksgiving with Joe.  That’s why she was feeling a bit peevish this morning.
That and the darn tablecloth.  It was the beige linen one with hand stitched turkeys and pumpkins on it.  The one her grandmother had given her and Joe when they’d gotten married.  In the eight years since, they’d never had Thanksgiving dinner without it.
But this year was different.  Filled with firsts and fresh starts.  Many of them prompted by her.
Most of them making her happier than she’d been in a while.
Folding the tablecloth, she put it back in the bottom drawer of the spare bedroom dresser.  Her dresser when she’d been a kid.
Some things stayed the same.  Most didn’t.  The trick was to focus on the joy.
And that was just what she was going to do.

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

Other Heartwarming Titles by this Author

Once Upon a Friendship (The Historic Arapahoe #1)Once Upon a Friendship
(The Historic Arapahoe #1)
Adult Contemporary Romance
July 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

They’re a team...not a couple!

Falling for Liam was unthinkable. He and Gabi had been best friends since college, nothing more. And crucially, now Liam was her client and needed her to be focused on his case. Gabi could never risk their friendship — or Liam’s freedom — over these feelings. They could never be a couple, anyway. He was Liam Connelly, the handsome and privileged son of a billionaire. She was Gabrielle Miller, the girl who’d fought her way out of poverty and put herself through law school. They were unlikely friends to begin with. Anything more was impossible.

Once Upon a Marriage
Once Upon a Marriage
(The Historic Arapahoe #2)
Adult Contemporary Romance
October 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Anyone could be hiding a secret...

Marie Bustamante does not trust or love easily. Growing up with a philandering father and an overprotective mother, she comes by her reservations honestly. So after only three months, how can she be falling for her best friend's bodyguard? This isn't like her at all. But Elliott Tanner is strong, gorgeous and...trustworthy. Honest. At least he seems to be. Of course, some things about him remain a mystery. Protecting the privacy of his clients is Elliott's job. That doesn't mean he's hiding anything from her. Does it?


Harlequin's 10 Years of Digital Publishing SALE

This week only! November 10th – 17th - 11 Harlequin Heartwarming Thanksgiving authors are included in Harlequin’s celebration of 10 years of digital publishing! Get these books during the next seven days for only $1.99 at, Barnes and Noble, Nook, Google and Kobo (US only).

Leigh Riker: IF I LOVED YOU

Don't miss any of these FREE novellas or the extra tour content! Stop by each of the tour stops each day:

11/2: Snow Day Baby by Amy Vastine
Singing Librarian Books, The Power of Words, & Katie's Clean Book Collection

11/4: Wedding at Turkey Run by Liz Flaherty
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing, Babs Book Bistro, & Heidi Reads...

11/6: Her Thanksgiving Soldier by Leigh Riker
Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima, Mel's Shelves, & Brooke Blogs

11/9: Mr. Right All Along by Jen Snow
Katie's Clean Book CollectionMin Reads and Reviews, & Love thy Shelf

11/11: Falling for the Cowboy by Sophia Sasson
Kindle and Me, The Power of Words, & Colorimetry

11/13: The Marriage Gift by Tara Taylor Quinn
deal sharing aunt, Babs Book Bistro, & Brooke Blogs

11/16: Heart of a Hero by Pamela Tracy
Writing Pearls, Wishful Endings, & Waiting For Wentworth

11/18: Thankful for You by Karen Rock
Christian Chick's Thoughts, Getting Your Read On, & Love, Laughter, Friendship

11/20: Autumn at Jasper Lake by Carol Ross
Reading Is My SuperPower, I Am A Reader, & Colorimetry

11/23: The Firefighter’s Promise by Kate James
Canadian Book Addict, Mel's Shelves, & Beck Valley Books

11/24: Wedding of His Dreams by Cari Lynn Webb
Bookworm Lisa, Kindle and Me, & Zerina Blossom's Books

11/25: The Sweetheart Tree by Rula Sinara
The Written Adventure, Reading Is My SuperPower, & Writing Pearl

11/26: Married by Thanksgiving by Melinda Curtis
Heidi Reads..., Love, Laughter, Friendship, & Singing Librarian Books 

11/29: Grand Finale
11/30: Facebook Party


Goodreads Giveaway

13 Harlequin Heartwarming Books
Enter on Goodreads HERE.

Pinterest Giveaway

Pin one or both of these images to spread the word and enter to win this adorably festive Thanksgiving Table Set:

Pinterest Prize includes: four reversible, quilted placemats, four matching napkins, hand-painted matching napkin rings, matching table runner, matching quilted hot pad/trivet, floral centerpiece in pot, and hand-crafted pilgrim pair.
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- Open to US/CAN only
- Ends December 4th

Tour Giveaway

Grand Prize: Harlequin Heartwarming Year Subscription (Provided by Harlequin and to US/CAN only)
$40 VISA card (US only)
13-Book Heartwarming Prize Pack: The Best Laid Plans, Back to McGuffy's, If I Loved You, Love, Lies & Mistletoe, First Comes Marriage, Once Upon A Marriage, Small Town Secrets, Winter Wedding Bells, If Not For A Bee, When The Right One Comes Along, Wedding of His Dreams, After The Silence, and A Memory Away (print copies if US, ebooks if international)
9-Book Prize Pack: The Best Laid Plans, If I Loved You, Love, Lies & Mistletoe, First Comes Marriage, Once Upon A Marriage, When The Right One Comes Along, Winter Wedding Bells, If Not For A Bee, and After The Silence (print copies if US, ebooks if international)
Ends December 4th

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  1. These Thanksgiving stories are such a hoot--I'm off to read yours now, Tara!

  2. Thank you for hosting us!!! I love this site!!

    And I hope you like it, Liz!

  3. Tara, what a great story to introduce readers to your wonderful voice. A truly heartwarming read.

  4. LOL, I bought two Thanksgiving tableclothes this year, Tara, and then my hubby's older brother stole Thanksgiving from me. He's having it at his house, first time ever. Wonder if I should give him the tablecloths.

  5. Tara, I'm still "feeling" your story... It's crazy how two people in love can go so astray sometimes. I cheered when these two finally realized what they were missing - and what they really had all along. The title says it all for these two!

  6. Thank you for informing me about this book.