Diamond in the Rough: Gift card giveaway

Rough woman readingDiamond in the Rough is being featured on FIFTY blogs today to celebrate the release (paperbacks are available now, Kindle versions will be released tomorrow & Sunday)! Pick a few and pop over to them to enter the giveaway. And I’d be giddy as a Beagle pup with a squeaker if you’d leave a comment on at least one of the blogs thanking them for hosting me.

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http://bookschatter.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/tour-diamond-rough.html

http://dawnsreadingnook.blogspot.com/2016/05/book-blast-tour-for-diamond-in-rough-by.html

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http://romancenovelgiveaways.blogspot.com/2016/05/diamond-in-rough-by-lori-l-robinett.html

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http://jhthomas.blogspot.com/2016/05/win-25-gc-diamond-in-rough-by-lori.html

http://crmoss.blogspot.com/2016/05/lori-l-robinett-diamond-in-rough.html

http://bookloversue.blogspot.com/2016/05/diamond-in-the-rough-lori-l-robinett.html

http://www.longandshortreviews.com/guest-blogs/diamond-in-the-rough-by-lori-robinett-spotlight-and-giveaway/

https://christineyoungauthor.com/2016/05/13/christine-presents-diamond-in-the-rough-by-lori-l-robinett/

http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/05/13/book-blast-and-giveaway-diamond-in-the-rough-by-lori-l-robinett/

http://fictionconvictionbookblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/book-blitzand-giveaway-diamond-in-rough.html

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http://its-raining-books.blogspot.com/2016/05/diamond-in-rough-by-lori-robinett.html

http://jensreadingobsession.blogspot.com/2016/05/diamond-in-rough-by-lori-l-robinett.html

http://lampshadereader.com/2016/05/13/book-blast-giveaway-excerpt-diamond-rough-lori-l-robinett/

http://www.lovelustandlipstickstains.com/2016/05/blog-tour-and-giveaway-diamond-in-rough.html

https://lizjosette.blogspot.com/2016/05/book-blitz-giveaway-diamond-in-rough-by.html

http://wowfromthescarfprincess.blogspot.com/2016/05/book-blast-for-diamond-in-rough-by-lori.html

http://www.wendizwaduk.net/2016/05/book-blast-diamond-in-rough-by-lori-l.html

http://underneaththecoversblog.com/2016/05/13/diamond-in-the-rough-by-lori-l-robinett/

http://twoendsofthepen.blogspot.com/2016/05/excerpt-diamond-in-rough-by-lori-l.html

http://tinadonahuebooks.blogspot.com/2016/05/diamond-in-rough-contemporary-western.html

http://www.thesnarkology.com/2016/05/13/diamond-in-the-rough-by-lori-l-robinett-romance-goddessfish/

http://recipe-fairy.weebly.com/more-book-tours/diamond-in-the-rough-book-blast-and-giveaway

http://tamariasoana.com/diamond-in-the-rough-by-lori-l-robinett/

http://stormynightbloginandreviwing.blogspot.com/2016/05/diamond-in-rough-giveaway.html

http://www.starangelsreviews.com/2016/05/book-blitz-diamond-in-rough-by-lori-l.html

https://dehaggerty.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/diamond-in-the-rough-by-lorirobinett-romance-western-giveaway/

http://readeropolis.blogspot.com/2016/05/diamond-in-rough-by-lorirobinett.html

http://queenofallshereads.blogspot.com/2016/05/book-blast-giveaway-for-diamond-in.html

http://omgreads.com/diamond-in-the-rough-by-lori-l-robinett/

https://novelisterynlaplant.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/spotlight-diamond-in-the-rough-by-lori-robinett/

http://nickiesviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com/2016/05/diamond-in-rough.html

https://www.facebook.com/naturalbripage/posts/1076609319044865

http://musingsofareader1.blogspot.com/2016/05/diamond-in-rough-by-lori-l-robinett.html

http://libriamicimiei.blogspot.it/2016/05/book-blast-giveaway-diamond-in-rough-by.html

https://dehaggerty.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/diamond-in-the-rough-by-lorirobinett-romance-western-giveaway

http://fictionconvictionbookblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/book-blitzand-giveaway-diamond-in-rough.html

http://the-avidreader.blogspot.com/2016/05/13-book-blast-giveaway-diamond-in-the-rough-by-lori-l-robinett-GF.html

I’m pretty sure I’m out of my mind . . . but I am So. Freaking. Excited. about this book!!

Diamond in the Rough: Get it for yourself!

6One of my favorite ways to relax is to escape into a good book. There’s nothing like cracking open the pages of a book (or opening a new file on your Kindle) and meeting new characters. Curl up in your favorite chair, drink a cup of coffee, fall in love, solve a mystery, save a cat.

Diamond in the Rough is available in paperback now – right now! The Kindle version will be released Saturday . . . just 2 days away.

I+Love+You+Basket+EarringsBTW – look for me on your favorite book blogs tomorrow, and join me at the launch party on Facebook Saturday!

Get your copy now. Aidan (yeah, that’s him in the cover) is waiting for you. (pssst . . . don’t forget to send a copy of your order to me at lori(at)lorilrobinett.com to get your entries into the drawing for the earrings!).

Diamond in the Rough: Escape to Another World

http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Rough-Book-Lori-Robinett-ebook/dp/B01D7X77GQWhen I was younger, I dreamed of owning my own horse ranch.

I had it all planned out. Literally. I drew plans.

The house would be huge, with lots of bedrooms, with bathrooms for every two rooms, so all my friends could come and visit. There would be a theater room and maybe even a bowling alley, and definitely a pool. But the house was secondary in my dream. First and foremost, it would be a horse ranch. There would be a barn for the broodmares, and a couple of smaller barns for the stallions. The paddocks would have alleyways between them to keep the horses from fighting. Oh, and there would be a huge riding arena. There’d be a race track. Or a show ring. You know, depending on what kind of horse farm I was dreaming about at the time.

As I’ve gotten older, I don’t draw plans for my dream places anymore . . .

I write stories about my dream places, and I totally escape into that world.

And that’s what I want to share with you. Life is full of work, laundry, dishes, broken washing machines and all that not-fun stuff. You work hard. Your day is full of all the things that need to get done. Take some time for you. Order your copy of Diamond in the Rough now, and curl up with it this weekend -escape to the Diamond J. Let Aidan entertain you (and, oh, wow, can he entertain . . . <wink, wink, nudge, nudge>).

I+Love+You+Basket+EarringsPssst . . . remember – send the confirmation of your preorder to get 5 entries into the drawing for a pair of certified diamond earrings, engraved with the words “I love you.” Email a copy of your order to me at lori(at)lorilrobinett.com to make sure your entries get registered.

Diamond in the Rough: Party and Giveaways and Prizes!!

Rough Blog GraphicAre you ready to escape to the Diamond J Ranch with me?

We’re only a week away from the launch of Diamond in the Rough. This is doubly exciting for me because I am launching the regular book (both as a paperback and an ebook) and a special bonus edition for scrapbookers (both as a paperback and an ebook). The ebooks are available for preorder now . . . and you have a great opportunity to get a fun book (total escapism) AND have a chance to win all sorts of fun things.

Every preorder is good for FIVE (count ’em – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!!) chances to win a pair of gorgeous diamond earrings (all you have to do is send me a copy of your preorder – to lori(at)lorilrobinett.com), plus I’m giving away several goodies during the Facebook Party next weekend.

So, here’s what I need you to do:

  1. Order Diamond in the Rough (if you’d rather have the scrapbooking edition, you can get it HERE).
  2. Sign up for the Facebook Party HERE.

I’d also greatly appreciate it if you would help me spread the word. Diamond in the Rough is getting good reviews so far – if you like romance with a bit of suspense, you’ll love Rough. 🙂

 

Diamond Earring Giveaway to Celebrate Diamond in the Rough Launch

Everyone likes a little bling, right? I know I do! To celebrate the launch of my newest Western romance, Diamond in the Rough, I’m giving away a pair of diamond earrings (retail price: $340). I mean, really, what is better than hot cowboys and diamonds?

I+Love+You+Basket+EarringsThe earrings will be given away on May 22 to one lucky winner. If you’d like to have these sparkling beauties, entering is easy! Preorder a copy of Diamond in the Rough at the special introductory price of $1.99 (regular price is $3.99) and send a copy of the confirmation (or a screenshot – proof of any sort, really!) to me at lori(at)lorilrobinett.com with the word DIAMOND in the subject line. Every preorder gets you 5 entries into the drawing.

Entries will also be awarded for those who order the paperback during the first week the book is available (May 14 – 21), plus there will be bonus entries available to newsletter subscribers and those who attend the Facebook launch party.

Good luck!

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DIAMOND EARRING GIVEAWAY

http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Rough-Book-Lori-Robinett-ebook/dp/B01D7X77GQStay tuned for pictures . . .

I am giving away a pair of diamond earrings to celebrate the launch of Diamond in the Rough on May 14, 2016. Here are the deets, my peeps.

This is for a pair of 14k white gold diamond solitaire earrings (hat tip to Robinette Jewelers, where I purchased the earrings):

  • preorder Diamond in the Rough (Kindle only)* = 5 entries
  • order Diamond in the Rough (print or Kindle) during the first week it’s available* = 5 entries
  • bonus entries available to subscribers to my newsletter
  • bonus entries available during the online Facebook launch event on May 21, 2016

*To get your entries, you must email proof of purchase (screen shot of purchase page, copy of emailed order confirmation, etc.) to lori(at)lorilrobinett.com with DIAMONDS in the subject line.

The winner will be chosen by random draw on May 22, 2016, and will be contacted by email.

Contest / Giveaway: Bestselling Author Jodi Thomas

jodi thomasI like sharing my favorite authors with you. This month, I’m giving away a copy of bestselling author Jodi Thomas‘s western romance, Ransom Canyon. All you have to do to enter is comment on this post and tell me if you’d rather have a print copy or an ebook. I’ll announce the winner on April 15.

And make sure you visit my author page on Facebook, where I posted a video with Jodi talking about becoming a writer. I had the pleasure of meeting Jodi at the Ozark Creative Writers Conference a few years ago. She impressed the heck out of me as a writer, and I love her western romances. Ransom Canyon is a great introduction to her writing, if you aren’t already familiar with her work.

Remember – comment for a chance to win! (and sign up below for my mailing list for other chances to win)

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Cover Reveal! Diamond in the Rough

I’m pleased to unveil the cover of the next novel in the Diamond J Series . . .

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Diamond in the Rough is a romance with a dark streak. It’s the story of Gina Montgomery, a single mom who runs a scrapbook store, whose love life has been suffering a major drought . . . until a tall, dark, sexy cowboy strolls into her store. And it’s the story of Aidan Brackston, a ranch hand who has spent his whole life hiding from his past, keeping him from letting any woman get close . . . until he meets Gina.

Western contemporary romance / craft & hobby romance

Release Date: May 14, 2016

Pre-order your copy of the e-book HERE

Pssssst . . . stay tuned for announcements about:

  • a special print edition for scrapbookers
  • the online launch party (prizes galore!)
  • SWAG you can get for preordering

If you are a book blogger / reviewer and would like an advance copy, please email me at lori(at)lorilrobinett(dot)com for more information.

#Romance Review: Smolder on a Slow Burn By Lynda J. Cox

From the moment I started reading Smolder on a Slow Burn by Lynda J. Cox, I was drawn into the historical setting and immediately wanted to know more about Allison and A.J. It was obvious from the beginning that each character carried secrets and the fact that they shared a connection surprised me – it was a twist that I hadn’t seen coming. A man named Oakten is responsible for destroying both their lives, and his man Garrison is on their trail. Allison is running for her life, accused of the murder of her sister and nephew, guilty of educating the children of slaves. A.J. still carries the terrors and injustices of war upon his shoulders, with the injuries to his soul nearly as bad as those upon his body. The memories of his years as a prisoner of war come back as nightmares that bleed over into wakefulness.

When the two find themselves on the run after barely becoming acquainted on a westbound train in Nebraska, the physical attraction surprises both of them. A.J. was always faithful to his wife, even after her death. For the first time since he lost her, he finds that he can’t resist the wisp of a woman who is stronger than she appears. Allison, on the other hand, tries her darnedest to maintain propriety as a single woman on the prairie, but circumstances throw her into quite improper closeness to a man who is more of a gentleman than he seemed to be at first blush.

After a terrifying night in a sodden shelter during a hailstorm, he tenders a proposal of marriage and she accepts. Though both are damaged, together, they are whole. Together, they must fight the demons of their past – even when those demons turn out to be flesh and blood men determined to destroy their lives.

If you enjoy historicals, Westerns or romances, I recommend this book. The characters are well-written and layered, and a couple of steamy sex scenes pull you in and make you feel the romance between Alli and AJ.

I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.

Book Tour: Smolder on a Slow Burn

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Virtual Book Tour Dates: 12/9/14 – 1/6/15

Genres: Western Historical Romance

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Blurb:

When your life has been stolen from you and the man responsible wants you dead, where do you run? Who do you trust?

Allison Webster dreams of having an adventure like the characters in the books she loves. But there is no romance in being pursued by a man who wants her dead for educating the children of former slaves. Unlike the heroines she reads about she doesn’t have a trusty companion to rescue her…until she literally runs into A.J. Adams, a former Confederate cavalry officer. Now, she just has to convince A.J. he really is the honorable man and hero depicted in the dime novel she is reading.

When everything you fought for was stripped away, even your honor, what is left to fight for other than revenge?

Branded a “traitor” for more than ten years, scarred by harsh treatment in an inhumane prisoner of war camp, A.J. Adams wants revenge. Allison Webster’s arrival into his life provides the bait to destroy the men who murdered his wife and daughters and kidnapped his little brother. The men pursuing Allison are the very same men he has sworn to kill. Falling in love and admitting he might actually be a hero means surrendering his need for vengeance. Surrender is not part of A.J.’s battle strategy.

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Excerpt:

A.J. watched her make her way from the boxcar with as much dignity as it appeared she could muster. The memory of that tiny waist in his hands and the slightness of her build had startled him. The barrier of that shapeless dark green sedge skirt vanished the moment his hands closed around her waist, and he could envision long, lithe limbs. He didn’t make it a habit to imagine any woman undressed, but this one knocked every bit of his equilibrium out from under him and he didn’t have the slightest idea why she did.

When she met his eyes, he’d been taken back. Slender, feathered brows lifted and eyes the color of melted chocolate widened—widened enough he was sure she saw all the way into the black abyss that was once his soul. Bright color flooded her cheeks when he told her to have a seat on the hay bale. Her slight Georgia drawl, hidden under layers of what sounded to be years of formal education, knifed into his chest.

He had watched her discreetly tuck several strands of walnut hair back under that ridiculous hat perched on her head. Realizing he had been staring at her, A.J. turned his back, letting the rapidly moving landscape occupy his gaze. She was lovely, he had to admit that. Walnut hair kissed with warm gold, high cheekbones that curved just enough to give her an elfin cast, a pert little nose, and the darkest chocolate eyes he’d ever seen combined into a rather alluring image. It had been a very long time since he had looked at a woman and not compared her to Cathy. He had sworn, as he knelt at Cathy’s grave that there would never be another. Now, a little slip of a thing had gotten in past his carefully constructed battlements and stirred something in him he could have sworn an oath to be long dead and buried beneath a live oak in Kentucky.

She was right, he was no gentleman. Sliding the door shut in her face hadn’t been the most gentlemanly thing he could have done, but he had long ago given up being anything that might even resemble a gentleman. He’d given that up sometime during his tenure in a veritable hell on earth called Camp Infernum. If he’d harbored hopes of regaining anything that came close to gallantry after watching men fight one another like animals for a scrap of moldy bread, all hope died on a warm spring afternoon when he collapsed to his knees at Clayborne at the graves of his wife and daughters and learned his younger brother had been taken by a band of roving deserters. A.J. knew his veneer of civility was just that—a veneer hiding a wounded, dangerous animal.

 

Buy Links:

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About the Author:

Lynda J. Cox will tell anyone who will listen that she was born at least one hundred and fifty years too late, and most definitely in the wrong part of the country. She holds a master’s degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from Indiana State University after earning her BA from the same university as a non-traditional student. (Think being old enough to be mom to 90% of the students in her freshman cadre.) She’s kept busy with two spoiled rotten house cats, a 30 plus year old Arabian gelding who has been nicknamed “Lazarus” for his ability in the later years of his life to escape death, and quite a few champion collies. When she isn’t writing, she can be found on the road, travelling to the next dog show. She loves to chat about books, the writing life, and the insanity which is called a “dog show” and can be reached through her Facebook page.

 

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Giveaway:

Enter to win an ebook copy of Smolder on a Slow Burn! This giveaway will run 12/9/14 – 1/6/15. Open worldwide! Enter through Rafflecopter.