Tuesday, December 11, 2018

A Christmas Suggestion

Posted by Susan J Berger on 3:00:00 AM with 1 comment

I waited too late to start this post. An hour ago I got a call that got the part I auditioned for on VEEP (yes!!) and I have to be on the set at 7:00 AM and the set is at least an hour away in morning traffic. Hence quick post.
Three Christmas reads: Two of these are short storie collections. This time of year I want my Christmas cheer and rarely have much time to get it.

For  the Mystery Lover, Sleighbells and Sleuthing
 A COZY MYSTERY HOLIDAY NOVELLA COLLECTION WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING TO SAVING ANIMALS! Get comfy this holiday season with a cup of tea or cocoa, and while you’re enjoying a delightful seasonal cozy mystery, you’ll be helping rescue animals with Good Fortune Farm Refuge, a NO KILL animal refuge located in Alabama.
You’ll love these sixteen cozy mystery stories, many from Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon best-selling authors! Murder, mystery, magic, and mayhem don’t stop just because it’s the holiday season!
All profits from this collection go to Good Fortune Farm Refuge.
Each author is a member of the Sleuthing Women author collective, a select group of women mystery authors who have joined together to connect with our readers through a Facebook group called Sleuthing Women—Read. Sleuth. Solve. Repeat. Check us out on Facebook.
Stories come from both traditionally and independently published authors Stephanie Damore, Ava Mallory, Clare Kauter, Larissa Reinhart, Loraine J. Hudson, Mona Marple, Morgana Best, Ritter Ames, Sam Cheever, S.E. Babin, Tara Meyers, Tricia L. Sanders, Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Jenna St. James, K.E. O’Connor, and Laina Turner.

For The Dog Lover

Bark The Herald Angels Sing

With Christmas and a family wedding fast approaching, there’s happy chaos in the air at Waterford Farm. However, not everyone in the Kilcannon clan is caught up in the magic of the moment. Matriarch, octogenarian, and beloved blogger Gramma Finnie hears the clock of her long life ticking far too fast, while her great-granddaughter, teenager Pru, feels squeezed out of planning her mother’s nuptials.

But when this unlikely duo is tasked with the project of producing the “Somethings” for the wedding – and only have Christmas Eve to get the job done – Gramma Finnie and Pru have a purpose and a plan. They set off to find the perfect old, new, borrowed, and blue treasures, but it doesn’t take long for things to spin out of control faster than Gramma’s Toyota in a snowstorm. Detoured by a stray border collie, thwarted by nature and an elf parade, and trapped by a rifle-toting mountain man, it will take more than the power of the Kilcannon clan to save these two from a Christmas catastrophe. It will take the luck of the Irish, a love story from long ago, and a whole lot of help from the angels to make this holiday merry and bright.

For the Romance lover
Holiday Ever After

Baby, it’s cold outside! Come snuggle up with Holiday Ever After, a collection of 15 stories filled with love and passion sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Get tangled up with a Regency tavern wench, your own Mr. Scrooge, or the ghosts of Christmases past and present. Open your home and your heart to visitors from far away. Is your secret Santa a Navy SEAL, a handsome jock, or an artist? Perhaps you’d like to ring in the holidays with that office party hottie, the sexy exchange student next door, or a Vegas stripper? Whether you like your holiday treats sweet or spicy, there’s something for everyone in Holiday Ever After.

Featuring stories by the Los Angeles Romance Authors (LARA), Holiday Ever After will keep you warm on a chilly winter’s night.
 five dollar Amazon gift card to whoever gives me my next favorite Christmas Story, Currently, after A Christmas Carol, it's 

Rest You Merry: A Professor Peter Shandy Mystery (The Peter Shandy Mysteries Book 1) 

by Charlotte MacLeod


A very funny mystery, I love funny. And heartwarming. Leave your suggestion in the comment section.


More Later. Off to bed.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

THE FRAME-UP Glorious Nerdy Mystery/Suspense Romance #Giveaway

Posted by Susan J Berger on 3:00:00 AM with 2 comments
By day she writes comic books. By night she lives them.
I fell in love with The Frame-Up (The Golden Arrow Mysteries Book 1) at first paragraph. I love the voice and the content. It's a tribute to comic book culture and to all things nerdy. The voice is sassy, sweet and vulnerable. And I "got" almost every reference which made me fell good about my nerdy knowledge. It's also an excellent mystery and a charming romance. 
I know. That's a lot of praise. But I really loved it. And I have a copy to give away. (Because I got two. Otherwise I wouldn;t part with it.)
The Frame-Up came out December 1st and it's already got 316 reviews.
Here are some of the editorial ones:
“[A] stellar first novel…Molin’s clever humor enhances the inventive plot. Readers will eagerly await the sequel.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[A] hard-boiled mystery starring a spunky amateur sleuth. Fans of fandom will devour this fun, smart mystery debut with a classic rom-com mismatched romance.” —Booklist
“Meghan Scott Molin’s The Frame-Up is a celebration of nerd culture, superheroes, and mystery, with the perfect dash of romance and lust…The Frame-Up is not to be missed.” —Teenreads
“A murder mystery romp through the comics world that kept me guessing to the last page. Recommended!” —Faith Hunter, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock series
.About the author:
Meghan comes to writing by way of a Masters in Architecture, a minor in Opera, a professional career as a barn manager, and three years crash course as a mother. She currently resides in Colorado with her fellow zookeeper (husband), son, two horses, cat, and corgi. She is an avid lover of everything nerdy from Wars to Trek, Hobbits, Who, and beyond. When she's not writing, she's cooking, dreaming of travel, coveting more corgis, and listening to audiobooks while hanging out at the barn. 
If I captured your interest please go to Amazon and read the beginning.

And please enter the Rafflecopter below. Happy Reading.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Rom Com Giveaway, Recipe and News Bits

Posted by Susan J Berger on 3:00:00 AM with No comments

Happy November. I have a recipe and fun surprise I’d like to share with you.  I'll start with the surprise.
I’ve teamed up with 30 fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Romantic Comedies to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner!
 Oh, and did I mention you'll receive a collection of FREE reads just for entering? ๐Ÿ˜
 You can win my novel Time and Forever, plus books from authors like Helena Hunting, Zara Keane, Eliza Watson, and more.

 Enter the giveaway by clicking here
๐Ÿ‘‰ bit.ly/romcom-nov18

I also entered the contest because I found several books that sound like my kind of fun. Good luck and enjoy!

It's the Holiday season. I hope you all have something special planned. I am gathering my Christmas reads and the jigsaw puzzles I plan to take to my sister and brother-in-law in Texas. This year I am bringing Apricot Bars.
Apricot Bars
Preheat oven to325 degrees
8x10 pan
Baking time:1 hour
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
 2 cups flour
1 cup broken nuts (I use walnuts Or. If you are allergic to nuts, omit them.)
1 jar apricot jam (I use 6-8 ounces. You can use more.)
Cream egg yolks, butter, and sugar.
Add Flour and nuts
Fork ingredients together till you have a crumbly dough,
Put half of it in the button of the 8x10 pan
Spread a layer of apricot jam over this layer.
Crumble the rest of the dough over the jam.
Bake for thirty minutes on the oven's middle shelf.
Then place the pan on the top shelf and bake for another thirty minutes.
If you want to, you can dust the cookie with powdered sugar.
Cool and slice into squares.

Other Book News

I signed a contract with Soul Mate Publishing for Irish Magic. It will come out sometime in 2019.
The Spanish Edition of  Mom, is There a Santa Claus? , ¿Mamรก, 
existe Santa Claus? is now available in paperback from Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
I think K.C. Snider's illustrations are perfect in any language.
 Mom, is There a Santa Claus? is also available for Kindle for 5.00
Maybe This Time continues to collect reviews. Here's one:
Customer Review
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance, time travel, women of substance...
By pmlon Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Maybe This Time
Two things about this book that are delicious: the idea of having a second chance with the love of your life AND the fact that the main character gets that chance in middle age.
If you like romance stories but wish they weren’t all about young adults or 30-somethings, this is the book for you. Ms. James does an excellent job of presenting the scrumptious possibility that maybe, just maybe we don’t have to live with the mistakes we made the first time around.
Read it for the time travel, the spot-on era descriptions that take you back to a simpler age, and most of all for the romance.
A page-turner for all those—and more reasons.
The Audio Book narrated by the brilliant Stephanie Bentley has also gotten very positive reviews. You can download it for free with an Audible trial. Listen to a sample. https://smile.amazon.com/Maybe-This-Time-Second-Romance/dp/B079SHZWQ8/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_
The cover is one of my errors. It's not the illustrator's fault. I was trying to brand it to Time and Forever. But I think the story might have been better served with a different cover. I have no idea how to make that happen.
Acting News
I continue to get acting roles which makes me very happy. This week I filmed a role on the ABC comedy, Splitting Up Together. Next year I am in two new movies.
Two weeks ago I was on the TBS series The Guest Book playing Michael Rappaport's mom. Followed by a quick one-liner on CBS's wonderful 12-step comedy series, Mom. I love both these shows. I Just wish they'd shown the tattoos they put on my character more clearly
I wish you the happiest of holidays. I am for holding down the stress quotient and upping the thankfulness part. Enter the contest. Find a good book.  

๐Ÿ‘‰ bit.ly/romcom-nov18


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

30 Author Rom Com Giveaway plus eReader

Posted by Susan J Berger on 3:00:00 AM with No comments
Today, I have a fun surprise I’d like to share with you.

I’ve teamed up with 30 fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Romantic Comedies to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a brand new eReader to the Grand Prize winner!

Oh, and did I mention you'll receive a collection of FREE reads just for entering? ๐Ÿ˜

You can win my novel Time and Forever, plus books from authors like Helena Hunting, Zara Keane, Eliza Watson, and more.
I entered the contest myself because some of these books sound like they are right up my alley.
Enter the giveaway by clicking here ๐Ÿ‘‰ bit.ly/romcom-nov18

 Good luck and enjoy!