Stress Busting Book Festival #giveaway #nnlbh

I’m thrilled to be a part of this event. My book, Holidays, Inc., is featured today! Wait until you read how I combat stress. You won’t want to miss it.

https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/stress-busting-book-festival

Stress got the best of you in the current indeterminate times, what with remote working and remote learning? Escape inside these books and watch your stress disappear at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven Stress Busting Book Festival. 25 books featured plus a chance to win a $75 Amazon US or CA gift card.

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card.

https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db7750166

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs May 1 – May 31 

Drawing will be held on June 1. 

Don’t miss Love Wins: A Ukraine Charity Anthology

I’m so thrilled to be a guest on this blog. Thank you so much for hosting me. My name is N. N. Light, otherwise known as Mrs. N. I write uplifting stories with my husband and better half, Mr. N. 

In late February of this year, Russia invaded Ukraine. My heart plummeted as I saw the brute force of Russia’s army attach a sovereign nation. Can this really be happening? After all we have been through as a people, can we just sit by and watch the elimination of a race of people? I knew I needed to find some way to help. I certainly didn’t have the resources to fly over there but what could I do? The answer came in an Instagram post about two weeks ago. My fellow author, Dania Voss, put out a message on Instagram asking for more romance stories for a charity anthology. I signed up right away and I’m so honored to be a part of the Love Wins anthology. 100% of the proceeds go to a charity with boots on the ground helping Ukrainians in need. 

We can’t stop the bombs from falling but we can do our part from this corner of our world. Please consider purchasing the anthology for $1.99. Not only will you be helping innocent people struggling to stay alive, but you’ll get fifteen romance novellas/short stories. These stories vary between sweet and contemporary. 

Series Title: 
Love Wins: A Ukraine Charity Anthology

Stories include:

ALL ROADS LEAD TO SHEPHERD GROVE–DANIA VOSS

PAST, PERFECT, POLO–MARIBELLE MCCREA

THE MADAM’S FRIEND–MARLENE F CHENG

THE SUNFLOWER MEADOW–K.M. JENKINS

DESTINED DREAMER–DEBORAH KING

THE SLEEPLESS CAFÉ–ANNIE MCEWEN

HAVEN OF SECRETS–PAMELA CLAYFIELD

GOLD MINE–TIFFANY CARBY

MISROUTED BY LOVE ~ A TALE OF MAYBE–AIMEE O’BRIAN

CLICKING–R.A. CLARKE

PLANTING THE SEEDS OF LOVE–N. N. LIGHT

THE POWER OF LOVE–JUDY FISHER

LOVE, ETERNAL–ROBERT BEECH

SHIFTER: A WERE-CAT’S TALE–E.J. POWELL

ON THE WINGS OF KITES–ALEX GREHY 

MOANA ACCOUNTANT–KERRY CARLISLE

TWO WEEKS IN THE TETONS–MARIS PARKER

Preorder your e-copy for only $1.99. The price goes up to $4.99 after release week! 100% of the proceeds going to World Vision’s Ukrainian Refugee Fund.

Excerpt from Planting the Seeds of Love:

Jack took a step back letting go of her pinky. He crossed his arms; his eyes glittered angrily.

“You love me?” He snorted. “You don’t even know I exist.”

Sally’s nostrils flared. Taking a step back, she crossed her arms.

“That’s a fine thing to say to me after all we’ve been through.” She turned to leave. “Maybe Trevor’s right…”

“What?” Jack sat down on the cot, not looking at her. “What did Trevor tell you?”

“Trevor has a buyer for the farm. It’s a friend of his father’s and he loves the idea of a brewery out here in the country. He wants to add a restaurant and make it some sort of oasis for city folk.” She ran her fingers through her blonde hair.

“A buyer?” He put his head in his hands and sighed. “It’s too fast.”

“What are you talking about?” She looked down at her watch, wishing she hadn’t come. Her sister was right; men were nothing but trouble.

“Look, I know I’ve messed things up.” He stood and walked towards her. “But you’ve got to give the farm and me a second chance.” He extended his hand through the bars.

Sally’s emotions shook her body. Guilt, love, pain, regret, anger and hope battled for supremacy in her heart. She eyed his outstretched hand warily. Could she trust him? Could he be depended upon?

“Why should I give you another chance, Jack?” She let her arms fall to her sides. A force not her own pulled her body closer to his. She whispered, “You hurt me.” Tears welled up but she didn’t care.

He reached up and wiped her tears away.

“Oh Sally,” he whispered, his voice cracking with emotion. 

Her lower lip quivered.

“I’m so sorry. I’m a first-class jerk.” He cupped her face with his hands. “Please don’t cry.”

Sally closed her eyes. She felt like a tiny dingy in the middle of the ocean, battered and torn in pieces. She leaned her head against the bars.

“Your opinion matters most, it always has. When you say things like you just did, it tears me apart.” She lifted her head. “I need you, Jack. I can’t do this without you.”

Jack exhaled slowly.

“That wasn’t me; it was my jealousy rearing its ugly head.”

“What do you mean? What do you have to be jealous of?” Her brows furrowed, she thought hard. 

“I’m jealous of how happy you seem to be with Trevor,” he replied.