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FINDING HOME PLACES AS READERS’ CHOICE

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Thank you to all of you readers who voted for FINDING HOME, earning my book 2nd place in BTS eMags Red Carpet Readers’ Choice. Following is one of my favorite excerpts and one I think says a lot about hero Sam’s conflict.

Excerpt from No Place Like Home

“We’ll miss you,” Dixie said.

“You already said that.”

“Some things are worth repeating.”

Sam nudged the duffel with his toe, trying to figure why he couldn’t just tell her he’d changed his mind—that he wanted to stay.

She ruffled Ben’s hair. “Say good-bye to Sam.”

Ben stretched his arms up at him…as Sam had so often reached out to his uncle. Sam hoisted the kid up the way his Uncle Stuart had never done him.

Ben folded his arms around Sam’s neck and squeezed. The child was so small, his arms thin and his back narrow. Yet, the power in that hug took Sam’s breath away. Had Stuart finally figured out this was what he’d denied himself when he’d raised Michael? Is this why Stuart wanted his son’s son?

Is this why Sam needed to stay? To protect Ben from Stuart?

“Bye, Tin Man,” the kid said against the side of Sam’s neck.

“Good-bye, Ben,” Sam whispered into Ben’s hair.

When he set the boy down, Dixie took his hands in hers, her fingers warm entwined with his. “You visit us any time you want, Sam.”

 Tell me to stay!

She rose onto her toes and pressed her lips to his cheek. Her kiss was like a summer breeze across his skin. Balmy. Gentle. All too fleeting. He wanted to turn his face and test her lips against his. He wanted to explore Dixie Rae mouth to mouth and body to body. He wanted to know her inside and out. That’s why he couldn’t stay—why he had to leave. She was Mickey’s wife.

BTS Red Carpet Awards – Best Book of the Year – VOTE FOR ME PLEASE

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Taming Tess by Barbara Raffin

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

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

CRAVINGS

Are you CRAVING love? Are you CRAVING romance? How about CRAVING a HERO?
I got ALL THREE for you 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 door hanger is not only made here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where CRAVING A HERO is set, but is actually constructed from a book, a Readers Digest collection of novellas to be precise.
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.

Are you CRAVING love? Are you CRAVING romance? How about CRAVING a HERO?<br /><br />
I got ALL THREE for you in my latest release CRAVING A HERO!<br /><br />
Watch for the date of my LAUNCH PARTY full of PRIZES in the next few days!!<br /><br />
Meanwhile, here's a sample of one of the prizes. This door hanger is not only made here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan where CRAVING A HERO is set, but is actually constructed from a book, a Readers Digest collection of novellas to be precise.<br /><br />
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.

GUEST BLOGGING OCTOBER 10

I’m guest blogging at Kate Hill’s annual Halloween blog at http://www.kate-hill.com/halloween2014/barbararaffin.html My day is October 10th. I will be featuring my witchy novella THE SCARECROW & MS. MOON.  There will be new authors every day and mucho giveaways!

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In my case, there will be: TWO LUCKY WINNERS!
WIN A DOWNLOAD of either my paranormal novella JADED or the first book in my St. John Sibling Series, TAMING TESS.
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Go to: http://www.kate-hill.com/halloween2014.html
Tis the month of all things Halloween, my novella THE SCARECROW & MS. MOON among them. Learn more about this WITCHY love story when I blog on October 10th.
But visit Kate Hill’s site via the above URL all month starting October 2nd for Halloween fun and giveaways!
www.BarbaraRaffin.com  

NEW COVERS FOR THE ST. JOHN SIBLING SERIES

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I decided it was time to give my St. John Sibling Series a cohesive cover look. No Place Like Home even got a new title, FINDING HOME, to give continuity to all the titles. Admittedly it was hard giving up the title No Place Like Home and the adorable cover that came with it. But I am so loving the new look for the St. John Sibling Series, thanks to Covers by Rogenna. http://sweettoheat.blogspot.com/p/pricing.html