Friday, October 17, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things - Pumpkin edition

***BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO ENTER IN MY OCTOBER GIVEAWAY!  I've got lots of FREE BOOKS up for grabs!***

Congrats on making it through another week!  I'm about halfway through the semester, and I must admit, it's starting to wear on me.  Fortunately, I have two days to rest up and work on finishing my book, which is due on Monday!  Eeek!

This week, I'm celebrating that I get to help my Mom on Saturday.  She's a member of a charity that paints pumpkins as a fall fundraiser.  I usually help them paint, but my schedule didn't allow for that this year.  I do get to help them during the sale, which is on Saturday.  They've done a great job (as always) and it will be fun to help them sell their creations.  The money goes to help pediatric cancer patients, so it's a win-win all around.  Take a look at some of their work:
















































Which one is your favorite?  What are you celebrating this week?

***BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO ENTER IN MY OCTOBER GIVEAWAY!  I've got lots of FREE BOOKS up for grabs!***

If you've been reading my blog, you know that Fridays are reserved for a post where I celebrate the little things that have happened during the week. This is a blog hop hosted by VikLit, and it's one of my favorite blogging things to do.  I encourage you to check out her blog and the full list of participants, because who doesn't love reading about good things?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!

It's time for another giveaway!  I'm excited to participate in this month's hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.  Check out her blog for the list of participants!

I've got several prizes up for grabs, so be sure you scroll down to the end! You can enter each giveaway or just one--the choice is yours.

The giveaway will run until October 31.  On November 1, I'll post the winners.  Please note, this giveaway is for US entrants only.  Good luck!

Fatal Fallout by Lara Lacombe (that's me!) (5 signed copies)

Torn between duty and desire, two strangers must risk all for love 

Nuclear physicist Dr. Claire Fleming has one rule: never get close to anyone. But when her colleague is murdered and she's targeted next, she must place all her trust in FBI agent Thomas Kincannon. Soon Claire forgets her tenet as she fantasizes about Thomas's touch. 


Thomas is wildly attracted to Claire. But his life and his job are too complicated for any romantic entanglements. Despite this, they share a mind-blowing kiss, and there's no turning back. When Thomas's niece is abducted, the stakes become dangerously higher as Claire insists he trade her for the child. Somehow, Thomas must find a way to rescue his family and protect the woman who let her protective walls down just for him.


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The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance (2 copies)

24 new short stories from the hottest names
Fall in love with someone out of this world.
If love transcends all boundaries then paranormal romance is its logical conclusion. From the biggest names around, here are 24 tales to take you to another time and place.
Let Alyssa Day, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Cheyenne McCray, Jeaniene Frost, Ilona Andrews, Kelley Armstrong, Maria V. Snyder, Carrie Vaughn, Allyson James Marland and others show you powers beyond your wildest imaginings.
Within these pages mythical beasts, magical creatures of all shapes and sizes, heart-stoppingly handsome ghosts, angels, and mortals with extra-sensitive sensory perception play out the themes of extraordinary desires.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Lethal Rider by Larissa Ione (1 copy)

They're here.

They ride.


The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse


Born of a match between good and evil, four siblings stand between hell's minions and everything they want to destroy. They are the Lords of Deliverance, and they have the power to ward off Doomsday . . . or let it ride . . . 


LETHAL RIDER
Thanatos, the most deadly Horseman of the Apocalypse, has endured thousands of years of celibacy to prevent the end of days. But just one night with the wickedly sexy Aegis Guardian, ReganCooper, shatters centuries of resolve. Yet their passion comes with a price. And Thanatos must face a truth more terrifying than an apocalypse-he's about to become a father.


Demon-slayer Regan Cooper never imagined herself the maternal type, but with the fate of the world hanging in the balance she had no choice but to seduce Thanatos and bear his child. Now, as the final battle draws closer and his rage at being betrayed is overshadowed by an undeniable passion for the mother of his child, Thanatos has a life-shattering realization: To save the world, he must sacrifice the only thing he's ever wanted-a family.


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Warrior Ascended by Addison Fox (1 copy)

First in the dark and sexy paranormal romance series

Starring the immortal warriors of the zodiac

Charming, proud, and impulsive, Leo Warrior Brody Talbot is fighting what may be his final battle. Enyo, the Goddess of War, plans to fulfill an ancient prophecy to destroy humanity by harnessing the dark power of the Summoning Stones of Egypt. There's only one person who knows enough about the stones to help Brody stop her-beautiful museum curator Ava Harrison.

Never in all his centuries has Brody met a woman who enthralls him like Ava. But, bound to protect her, he struggles to deny his passion as they are drawn into a dark and dangerous final reckoning between good and evil.

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A Demon Does It Better by Linda Wisdom (1 copy)

A MADHOUSE IS NO PLACE FOR A CURIOUS WITCH...
After more than a century, Doctor Lili Carter, witch healer extraordinaire, has returned to San Francisco and taken a job at Crying Souls Hospital and Asylum, where something peculiar and wicked his happening. Patients are disappearing, and Lil wants to know why.

AND DOUBLY DANGEROUS FOR A DEMON...
Lili finds herself undeniably attracted to perhaps the most mysterious patient of all—a demented but seriously sexy demon named Jared. What's behind the gorgeous chameleon demon's late-night escapades?

Before long, Lili and Jared are investigating each other—and creating a whole new kind of magic.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Derik's Bane by MaryJanice Davidson (1 copy)

Derik's a werewolf with alpha issues--and a body to die for.

Sara is the personification of unspeakable evil--and smells like roses.

Now if they could just stop drooling over each other long enough to save the world.                  

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things - Books in the Basin edition!


We made it to Friday!  Let's celebrate!

Today, Mister and I are driving to Odessa, Texas. Why, you ask?  Two reasons: Mister's mother and grandmother live there, and I'm participating in the Books in the Basin festival this weekend!  I have a session at 9:30 am on Saturday, and I'm part of a romance panel discussion at 2 pm.  In between, I have some book signings.  If you find yourself in the Midland/Odessa area this weekend, please stop by and say hi!

What are you up to this weekend?  Something fun, I hope!

If you've been reading my blog, you know that Fridays are reserved for a post where I celebrate the little things that have happened during the week. This is a blog hop hosted by VikLit, and it's one of my favorite blogging things to do.  I encourage you to check out her blog and the full list of participants, because who doesn't love reading about good things?

Friday, October 3, 2014

Free books!


Love romantic suspense?  Want free books?  Head on over to Just Romantic Suspense for the Fall for Suspense Giveaway!  It starts today and runs through October 5, and includes 30 books from some amazing authors!  I'm giving away a copy of FATAL FALLOUT, so be sure to enter for your chance to win!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things - Concert edition!


Happy Friday!  Glad to see we all made it through another week.  What's going on with you?

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This week, I'm celebrating the fact that my Mom and I are going to see the Zac Brown Band concert tonight!  We're going early so we can check out the State Fair, which I'm looking forward to as I've never been to the State Fair before.  I can't wait to eat all the fried food!

What's on your weekend schedule?

If you've been reading my blog, you know that Fridays are reserved for a post where I celebrate the little things that have happened during the week. This is a blog hop hosted by VikLit, and it's one of my favorite blogging things to do.  I encourage you to check out her blog and the full list of participants, because who doesn't love reading about good things?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

IWSG - If it's not one thing.... (Writing entry)


Welcome, fellow IWSG'ers!  October is my favorite month, mainly because it's smack dab in the middle of fall, my favorite season.  In my mind, it doesn't get any better than cool days, changing leaves, and hot cider.

Fall also marks a return to my day job, and a shift in attitude.  Summers are laid-back and easy-going, but when the fall semester begins, I hit the ground running and don't stop until December.

No matter your career stage, be it unpublished author or multi-published superstar, it can be really easy to get caught up in work.  When you have deadlines, self-imposed or otherwise, it seems like every free moment is devoted to working toward that goal.

I'm not going to say that hard work is a bad thing.  Far from it.  But when we spend all day, every day working (day job, errands, chores, writing) it leaves no time for fun.  And if you're anything like me, down-time and fun help to rejuvenate my creativity.

I've been spending a lot of time working lately, and not a lot of time relaxing.  I've justified this because of my day job and looming deadlines, but I need to slow down and take time for myself.  If you find yourself in the same boat, I encourage you to do the same!

This is my entry for the IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond.  I give permission for this entry to be included in the anthology.  Here's my bio: Lara Lacombe writes romantic suspense with a scientific twist for Harlequin Romantic Suspense.  She blogs at www.laralacombe.com and loves to chat with readers!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Celebrate the Small Things - Fiddle Dee Dee edition


Happy Friday!  I hope you all had a good week.  I wish I could tell you that I've been up to something exciting, but during the week I just go to work and then come home and write.  Not exactly a thrilling time, but I'm not complaining.

This weekend, I'm looking forward to spending time with friends and family. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the release of the movie Gone With The Wind, and one of my area movie theaters is showing it on the big screen on Sunday.  I'm going with a group of friends and family, which should be fun.  I watched it on the big screen years ago with my mom, and it'll be nice to see it again.

What are you up to this weekend?  Did you have a good week?  Tell me about it!

If you've been reading my blog, you know that Fridays are reserved for a post where I celebrate the little things that have happened during the week. This is a blog hop hosted by VikLit, and it's one of my favorite blogging things to do.  I encourage you to check out her blog and the full list of participants, because who doesn't love reading about good things?