Neu auf Deutsch: EHEFRAU AUF ZEIT Taschenbuch #Bücher #Kindle

This post is for my German readers!

Neu Deutsch Bücher (New German Book)

Der: Ehefrau auf Zeit

Kurzbeschreibung –

Ben Danvers ist jung, schön und verzweifelt: Er wird alles verlieren – wenn es ihm nicht gelingen sollte, innerhalb der nächsten Wochen zu heiraten. Er hat keine Chance, denn die Testamentsbedingungen seines Großvaters sind zwar haarsträubend, aber wasserdicht. Ben hat die Hoffnung fast aufgegeben. Doch dann schlägt ihm plötzlich die Frau, bei der er am wenigsten an eine Heirat gedacht hätte, ein überraschendes Geschäft vor. Chelsea Carson macht Ben ein Angebot, das er nicht ablehnen kann: Er sollte die im Familienbesitz befindlichen Plantagen behalten, wenn er ihr im Gegenzug ihren Lebenstraum erfüllt. Und dieser Traum wird weder mit Verpflichtungen noch mit lästigen Emotionen geträumt, falls er einmal platzen sollte. Ihr geschlossener Pakt ist perfekt, ihre provisorische Ehe die Lösung. Es sei denn, Chelsea würde zulassen, dass die Liebe ihren Plan vereitelte.

Über den Autor -

Die USA-Today-Bestseller autorin Donna Fasano wurde dreimal mit der »HOLT« Medaille ausgezeichnet, hat den »CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award« in der Kategorie »Best Single Title« gewonnen, war Finalistin für die Auszeichnungen »Desert Rose Golden Quill Award« sowie »Golden Heart«. Ihre Bücher wurden weltweit über 3,6 Millionen Mal verkauft und in über 20 Sprachen übersetzt. Mehrfach waren ihre Bücher in den Kindle Top 100 der bezahlten Titel.



Untangle My Heart by @Melissa__Smith_ #NewRelease

I'd like to introduce you to my friend and 
fellow author, Melissa Smith.
Melissa has a new release available, 
and she's offering a giveaway.
Read on!

Untangle My Heart
by Melissa A. Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 14, 2014

Hatred Is Never Ended By Hatred...

A new commandment I give you; 
Love one another. 

As we remember and honor those
who died September 11, 2001, 
let us not forget that
hatred and fear only does 
harm--to ourselves and others.
Strive for LOVE and HOPE. 
May God bless you.

10 Quotes on Keeping a Positive Attitude - #AmWriting @DonnaFaz

I love memorable quotes and positive affirmations. Keeping a positive attitude is important, especially when the chips are down. Having just been released from the hospital after emergency surgery, I could use a kick or two in the old attitude, so here are some inspiring quotes on cultivating a good one. Sharing funny quotes is more my style, but you’ll have to forgive me. It hurts to laugh.

1. Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? ~Dennis and Wendy Mannering

2. It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. ~Annie Gottlier

3. Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. ~Winston Churchill

4. It’s not what they take away from you that counts; it’s what you do with what you have left. ~Hubert Humphrey

5. To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ~George Santayana

6. The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. ~Foster’s Law

7. Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don’t expect to harvest Golden Delicious. ~Bill Meyer

8. You can bear your troubles or shrug them off. They’re your shoulders. ~Robert Brault

9. The soul does not absorb negativity by accident, but always by choice. ~Dodinsky

10. Those who wish to sing will always find a song. ~Swedish Proverb

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Romance Beach Bundle 1 - New Release by Donna Fasano - @DonnaFaz

Is there anything better than lounging on a sunny beach under a colorful umbrella, soaking up the sunshine and the salty sea breeze as you indulge in your favorite pastime—reading a romance novel? In the Romance Beach Bundle 1, USA Today Bestselling author Donna Fasano brings you three romantic books that are sure to warm your heart and put a smile on your face. 

This Romance Beach Bundle is available in Amazon's Kindle Store, in the Nook Book Store, in the Kobo Store, and in the iTunes iBook Store. The following stories are included in Romance Beach Bundle 1:

Nanny And The Professor 

Professor Joshua Kingston thought he'd found the perfect nanny for his son. But once Cassie Simmons stepped into his life, she turned it upside down! His son no longer played by the rules – and Cassie kept making up new ones. He would fire her – if he didn't find her so utterly enticing. 

Cassie had a huge secret to hide, and she couldn't afford to lose her new job. But her handsome employer wasn't making things easy. All those silly rules. How was an eight-year-old boy supposed to have any fun? The professor definitely needed a lesson in laughter – and love! 

Taking Love in Stride 

Track coach Andrea O'Connor is fuming at the audacity of Ian Powers, the very attractive father of one of her students. He offers to buy school equipment only if Andrea agrees to train him for a half-marathon. 

Well, train him, she will. And not just in running. As a widower with a high-powered job, Ian needs some instruction in being a father to an active teenage daughter. Yet as this overbearing man opens up, Andrea finds herself learning lessons—in loving. 

Ian knows that Andrea, with her assertive attitude and her penchant for stilettos, is some woman! But her vulnerable heart is on the run, so he'll have to prove that his love, unlike his running, has limitless endurance—and once he catches this swift beauty, he'll never let her go. 

Mountain Laurel 

So what if Laurel Morgan hadn't had a date since the senior prom? If all it would take to convince her teenage sister to consider college was to go on a few dates and have some fun, it was a bet she could beat. And before she could change her mind, sexy forest ranger Michael Walker agreed to play the part of her ardent admirer! 

Laurel never expected Michael's acting abilities to be quite so convincing. Whenever her sister was watching, Laurel found herself wrapped in a heady embrace with a passionate kiss on the way. Her captivating cohort promised a performance that would win her the wager, but when the curtain closed, would she lose the only man she would ever love? 

Watch for Romance Beach Bundle 2 – Coming Soon!

Cover Reveal! The Merry-Go-Round - #Romance @DonnaFaz

The Merry-Go-Round
by Donna Fasano
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When Lauren divorces her husband, she has one thought on her mind...stepping off the merry-go-round. However, her life quickly turns into a three-ring circus: her hypochondriac father moves in, her ex is using her shower when she’s not home, and her perky assistant is pushing her out into the fearsome dating world. She also has to decide if the dilapidated barn and vintage merry-go-round she was awarded in the divorce settlement is a blessing or a bane. As if Lauren’s personal life isn't chaotic enough, this slightly jaded attorney is overrun with a cast of quirky characters who can’t stay on the right side of the law. What’s a woman to do? She can allow life to spin her in circles forever. Or she can reach out and grab the brass ring.

What are you working on now? 

I’m currently writing two projects at once. I've never done this before, and I can’t decide if I love it or hate it. I’m writing a Christmas Novella entitled Almost Perfect Christmas, the story of man who enlists the help of a woman in giving his daughter a perfect Christmas. Unbeknownst to him, his little girl has every intention of playing an angelic matchmaker. The other project is the first book of a 3-book series called Following His Heart, the story of a man who is eerily drawn to a woman, and after they fall in love, they discover what brought them together, and it just might tear them apart. Yes, the description is vague, but that’s just the way it has to be for now. I’m chuckling as I type this. Both books are contemporary romance novels and are due out this fall.

What are you reading now or what do you have in your TBR pile? 

I just finished Learning to Swim by Sara Henry. I’m currently reading Love Me Tender by Mimi Barbour. On my TBR pile you’ll find A Reluctant Hero by Jackie Weger, Creatus by Carmen DeSousa, The Neighbor by Dean Koontz, Three Junes by Julia Glass, One Way or Another by Elaine Raco Chase…should I go on?

What flavor is your writing style?

I always tell people I write cotton candy for the mind. Think back to when you were a kid and you took a bite of that delectable confection. What did you do? You smiled. That’s what I’m going for in my romance novels.

Was writing always the first thing you wanted to do in life?

No, I wanted to be a teacher, but then I met and fell in love with my husband. We married and began raising a family. It wasn't until my children started school that I started writing.

While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters? 

I believe there’s a lot of me in my protagonists. I write about women who are strong, yet vulnerable. My main characters and my secondary characters have flaws and make mistakes (don’t we all?), but then most of them do all they can to learn, grow and become better people.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

One piece of advice I often give to writers is to READ. Don’t just read in the genre in which you write. Read everything. And then figure out what you liked and what you didn't…and then think about why. Reading and analyzing the writing of talented people can help you perfect your own skills.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 

I bow down to readers! I am so appreciative that they spend their hard-earned money on my books and then take the time to read my stories. I am so blessed to have a job I love, and I wouldn't have this job if there weren't readers who love romance novels.

What inspired you to write your first book? 

I came to writing through my love of reading. I spent many a Saturday as a kid in the local library. I loved books, but I never imagined I would ever write one. My husband gets the credit for my becoming a writer. When my children started school and I decided to find a part-time job, he looked around at the piles of romance novels in our home and said, “You've read a lot of those. Why don’t you try writing one?” So, you see. It’s all his fault.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? 

Not my latest book, but one of my titles—Where’s Stanley?—features an ending that I didn't come up with. I handed in the completed manuscript, and my editor suggested a different ending. I wasn't happy, but I did as she asked. Personally, I think the book suffered for it, but readers seem to enjoy it.

What books have most influenced your life most? 

Old Yeller, Sounder, The Bell Jar, To Kill a Mockingbird…how can people read these books and not be influenced? There are so many titles that inspired me and moved me, molded and shaped me, there isn't time to name them all. The characters in these wonderful books help young readers to decide what kind of individual they want to be.

Do you ever experience writer's block? 

There was a time when I’d have said no. I have a plant-your-butt-in-the-chair-and-the-words-will-come attitude. But I did suffer writer’s block while my dad was battling cancer. It’s difficult to write feel-good happily-ever-after when your beloved father is dying.

Do you write an outline before every book you write?

I do, yes. I equate an outline with a road made; how do you know where you’re going if you don’t have a map? I might write the first chapter or two on the fly, but I always take the time to plan out where I want the story to go. Now that’s not to say that the characters are going to stay on the straight and narrow. They decide to veer off the highway every now and then, and that’s when I have to do a quick reroute.

Have you ever disliked something you wrote? 

I've never published anything that I disliked. I have started projects that haven’t seen the light of day, either because I couldn't figure out where to take the story, or I couldn't make the protagonist sympathetic or likable. It’s a rare occurrence, and when it happens, I just set the story aside and hope I can someday come up with a solution.

USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano has written over 30 romance and women's fiction books that have sold 4 million copies worldwide. Look for Ehefrau auf Zeit (German Edition) due out September 16th, published by Amazon Crossing, and the first novel of the brand new 3-book Ocean City Boardwalk Series called Following His Heart, due to be released at the end of October.

10 Great Quotes on Enjoying Life

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching” ~Gerard Way

“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” ~Walt Whitman

“Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.” ~Hans Christian Andersen

“Do what makes you happy, be with who makes you smile, laugh as much as you breathe, and love as long as you live.” ~Rachel Ann Nunes

“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” ~Michael Jordan

“Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.” ~Bernard Meltzer

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are always thinking about yesterday.” ~Author Unknown

“Life is like a roller-coaster. It has ups and downs. But it is your choice to scream or enjoy the ride.” ~Author Unknown

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.” ~Bill Watterson

“No man is a failure who is enjoying life.” ~William Feather