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NEW COVER REVEAL

I’m so excited to share the cover of my upcoming release, THE VISITOR. Watch for release information later this summer from me and/or my publisher, Written Dreams Publishing.

Shape shifter or clone? Which has returned Rebecca Tierney’s husband’s body to her nine months after he was cremated?

Rebecca has returned to her husband’s family home on the largest, deepest, coldest, and most unforgiving of the Great Lakes, Superior, to dispose of his ashes. But the old house holds more than memories of a love ended too soon. A Visitor searches the old Victorian house perched on the bluffs of a lake that never gives up its dead for the key that will stop the dying in his world.

The secrets of the house cloistered from the world by towering pines and iron rich bluffs in an isolated finger of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula can free Rebecca from her grief and teach a man of logic that love is worth more than eternal life…if only she will open her mind and he his heart.

SAVING ANDI A WINNER!

Okay, it’s not new news. I posted about SAVING ANDI winning the Write Touch Readers’ Award when I was notified. I even posted a pic of my local Wisconsin Romance Writers of America group giving me a dozen red roses. But the celebration continued at the WisRWA conference May 19-20. Check out the beautiful plaque I got!

WHERE DID I GET THE IDEA TO WRITE SAVING ANDI?

Saving AndiSince winning the Write Touch Readers Award with SAVING ANDI, I’ve been thinking maybe you’d like to know what prompted me to write this romantic suspense.

It started with Andi Johanson making an appearance in CRAVING A HERO. She’s the character who plows out Kelly’s family camp when Kelly and Dane get snowed in (don’t get me started on the bombshell that forced togetherness exposed) and later for their Valentine Day winter wedding.

Initially, Andi was a guy with a different that was going to make a walk on and never be heard from again. But this young woman living hand to mouth reached out from the back of my brain and I knew SHE was supposed to be driving that beat up old truck with the plow. When Andi let me see into her past–see what a hard childhood she’d had, I knew she had a story that needed to be told.

In my last blog post about SAVING ANDI, I mentioned Andi’s rough childhood. Cruel is a more appropriate adjective what with an alcoholic father who viewed women as little more than chattel to do his bidding and an older brother following in his path. Her mother’s premature death left Andi to take on the household duties and to mother her younger brother. Put them all in an isolated cabin on a wooded lake living hand to mouth because Dad couldn’t hold down a job and you have a recipe for everything from poaching to outright burglary.

This is the environment that shaped Andi, the only saving grace her need to protect her younger brother—to see him free of the harshness of their lives. Her mother had instilled at least that much integrity in her before she died.

But a drug addicted older brother, a protective young brother, and the law all came together to one fateful afternoon, shattering the one hope she had in life; that her baby brother could escape their wretched life. It left her with the burden of guilt and a big distaste for cops.

A year and a half with her baby brother dead and big brother in prison, Andi has given up on life–hope…until she finds Cole McCall, a man with a bullet hole in him and no memory. Prime for a dangerous liaison, she takes him in, nurses him back to health, and hides him from the authorities. Too bad whoever wants Cole dead are still tracking him.

Find SAVING ANDI at most online book sellers, including:

Amazon 

Barnes & Noble

iTunes 

 

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BREAKING NEWS ON MY LAUNCH PARTY!

SACBREAKING NEWS!!!! Award-winning author of “Greta’s Grace”, Virginia McCullough will be joining the party and giving away a digital copy of one of her books as will New York Times Best Selling Author Stacey Joy Netzel, and Nick Spinelli Mystery Series author, Val Clarizio!!!!!!! Watch for more!

EXCERPT from CRAVING A HERO:
“Drop the pants, Buster.”
“I’ll have you know I get big bucks for baring my butt,” he said as he turned away from her and unzipped his jeans.
“Well, whether administering first aid to your movie-star butt or the butt of somebody less famous, I get the same bucks, and not many of them I might add. Drop ’em.”

EXCERPT from CRAVING A HERO:
“Drop the pants, Buster.”
“I’ll have you know I get big bucks for baring my butt,” he said as he turned away from her and unzipped his jeans.
“Well, whether administering first aid to your movie-star butt or the butt of somebody less famous, I get the same bucks, and not many of them I might add. Drop ’em.”

Party URL https://www.facebook.com/events/549395405161348/

PARTY Wednesday, OCTOBER 29TH:

7-10 p.m. East Coast
6-9 p.m. Central
5-8 p.m. Mountain
4-7 p.m. West Coast

 

Vsit my BLOG SITE http://barbararaffin.com/ for prize pics or my WEB SITE http://barbararaffin.com/ to learn more about me and my books.

PARTY DATE AND TIME

SACSatisfy Your Craving…for a hero, books and chocolate! Join Barbara Raffin as she celebrates the release of CRAVING A HERO, Book 3 in the St. John Sibling series.

There will be hot heroes, chocolate, books, chocolate, giveaways, chocolate, laughs and fun…and chocolate!

7-10 p.m. East Coast
6-9 p.m. Central
5-8 p.m. Mountain
4-7 p.m. West Coast

LAUNCH PARTY PRIZES!

 

OCTOBER 29TH! 6:00PM TO 9:00PM CST!! LAUNCH PARTY FOR

CRAVING A HERO

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CRAVING CHOCOLATE?

Are you CRAVING CHOCOLATE? How about a HERO as YUMMY AS CHOCOLATE?

Meet Dane St. John, Sexiest Action Hero of the Year and perfect fantasy tryst. The problem: there’s a lot more to Dane than a sexy actor, and Conservation Officer Kelly Jackson falls in love. The problem worsens when Dane heads off to film his next movie and Kelly discovers she’s pregnant. She can satisfy her craving for chocolate easy enough, but how does she satisfy her CRAVING for a HERO whose idea of having a family falls into the someday category? Find out in CRAVING A HERO: St. John Sibling Series, book 3.

Watch for the date of my LAUNCH PARTY full of PRIZES in the next few days!!

Meanwhile, here’s one of the prizes, quality chocolate Yooper Bars (U.P. bars. Think about it and you’ll get the Yooper connection). The bar displays a raised silhouette of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and is made by long-time chocolatiers Sayklley’s right here in the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Visit my BLOG SITE http://barbararaffin.com/ for additional prize pics or my WEB SITE http://barbararaffin.com/ to learn more about me and my books.

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CRAVINGS

Are you CRAVING ESCAPE? How about CRAVING ESCAPE with a HERO?

Dane St. John is a hero to die for, and he escapes to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan every chance he gets to be with the love of his life, Kelly Jackson. ESCAPE by reading their love story in CRAVING a HERO!

Watch for the date of my LAUNCH PARTY full of PRIZES in the next few days!!

Meanwhile, here’s one of the prizes, a mini tote displaying a silhouette of the Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Visit my BLOG SITE http://barbararaffin.com/ for additional prize pics or my WEB SITE http://barbararaffin.com/ to learn more about me and my books.

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CRAVING A HERO

Are you CRAVING love? Are you CRAVING romance? How about CRAVING a HERO?

Get ALL THREE in my latest release CRAVING A HERO!

Watch for the date of my LAUNCH PARTY full of PRIZES in the next few days!!

Meanwhile, here’s a sample of one of the prizes. This t-shirt was worn by heroine Kelly Jackson during a rather memorable moment in the story. Be sure to read the excerpt with the picture. The shirt came from the Ottawa National Forest Ranger Station in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where CRAVING A HERO is set.

Visit my BLOG SITE http://barbararaffin.com/ for additional prize pics or my WEB SITE http://barbararaffin.com/ to learn more about me and my books.tee