Super Stocking Stuffer #sweetandspicyromance #bloghop #romance #historicalromance #mobsters #giveaway #rodanandfields

Each year one of Amazon’s top gifts given is a new Kindle. And what goes best on Kindles?

Books! Yay for the book! That fabulous escape from the daily grind of chores and motherhood . . . at least it is in my house. Of course, while I don’t get a lot of time to read each day, I take what I can, when I can. Even if it’s 10 minutes at night right before I fall asleep.

So, what do I have for you on this stop of the Super Stocking Stuffer Blog Hop hosted by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island?

Up for grabs is a free eBook copy of my novel, and a 2017 Winner of a Crowned Heart of Excellence Award from InD’tale Magazine, As the Liquor Flows set in New York in 1929 during the Great Depression and prohibition era.

But wait, there is more!!!

Recently, I’ve become a consultant for Rodan + Fields®. (See Before and After Pictures)

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So in celebration of my new business adventure, I thought I would add in a FREE bottle of the ESSENTIALS™ Daily Body Moisturizer (Retail Value $26.00) along with the free book! I personally use this treatment and I love it!

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Don’t forget to check out the other stops after entering the giveaway! The list is posted below.

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Black Tuesday, October 29, 1929,

the day the stock market crashed,

and the day Evelyn Ford will never forget.

With the untimely death of her parents and the loss of their only income, Evelyn, and her brother, Frank flee to a make-shift hovel built in Central Park.

After Frank mysteriously goes missing, bare cupboards force Evelyn to seek employment anywhere she can find work, even if that means working at a burlesque theater.

Catching the attention of Don Vincent Giovanni, a Kingpin in the New York mafia, Evelyn discovers that Frank is serving time in prison for running hooch and he owes Vincent a lot of money. In order to pay off her brother’s debt, Evelyn is thrown into the world of mobsters and bootlegging.

Between running hooch all over the city of New York and trying to save her brother, Evelyn finds herself drawn to Max Catalano, Vincent’s Consigliere. Even with secrets of his own, he’s the only one she can trust when she entangles herself in the middle of the New York mafia crime wars.

I opened the box and a circle of sparkling diamonds glistened in the dim light of the hallway. A perfect necklace of crystal-clear jewels the size of peas with a centered diamond the size of a peanut. Fortune in a box that now trembled in my hand.

“Oooh.” The sound proved more of a gasp from my lips than an actual word.

“Turn around,” Max whispered as he grasped the box from me. The intense coffee color in his eyes caught my breath, calming, and yet, unnerving my mind.

I slowly spun away from him and closed my eyes.


The sound from the box slapping shut caused me to flinch, and I opened my eyes as his hands lowered in front of me, draping the necklace against my skin.

His fingers tickled the back of my neck while he fastened the clasp. His touch shocked through me and as he stood mere inches behind me, his hot breath breezed across my bare shoulders.

My heart fluttered while the necklace lay against my collarbone. The gold and diamonds hung with an unexpected heaviness.

Max moved around me. “They look stunning on you.”

“Thank you.”

“But then again, I suppose anything would. You’ve been quite the topic downstairs. Everyone wants to know who the mysterious young lady is that Vincent is parading around on his arm.” He paused and clicked his tongue against his lips. “Don’t say that I blame them. I’d want to know, too.”

“Mysterious? No one has ever thought of me as mysterious.”

“I do.”

“Well I have no idea why you would.”

“Is it not obvious to you?”


“Not one woman has ever rebuffed Vinny’s affections. They fall to his feet. They desire him because of his clout or because of his money. They are excited when in his company. They love when other women envy them. They’re thrilled, they’re in love, and they gush. And you don’t do any of that.”

A soft laugh snorted through my nose. “Sounds like I’m foolish, instead of mysterious.”

“I’m trained to read people like books.” He heaved a deep sigh. “But with you . . . you’re just like no other book.”

Don’t forget to check out the other wonderful stops on this blog hop!

(Host) The Kids Did It – Grand Prize Package – US 34. Mom To Grandma – WW 67. The Homespun Chics – US
2. (Host) The Mommy Island – Grand Prize Package – US 35. On Honeysuckle Hill – US/CAN 68. A Petite Mama – US
3. (VIP) Still Blonde after all these YEARS – $159 Nugeni Steamer – US 36. Celebrate Woman Today – US 69. Wishful Endings – US
4. (VIP) Coupons and Freebies Mom – $10 Amazon Gift Card – US 37. Mythical Books – WW 70. Freesocial2011 – US
5. (VIP) Broken Teepee – $100 GC to JORD Watches and $25 PayPal – US 38. Reading Reality – WW 71. SimplyMombailey – US/CAN
6. (VIP) Luv Saving Money – $25 Libre Tea Infuser – US 39. Doodles, doodles everywhere – US 72. Author J.D. Wright – WW
7. (VIP) Aging Like a Fine Wine – $135 Children’s Books & Minion game/toy – US 40. Imperfect Women – WW 73. Three Moore Boys – US
8. (VIP) Simply Sherryl – $50 – 2 Mermaid Tail Blankets – US 41. Utterly Amazing – US 74. Sabrina’s Musings – US/CAN
9. (VIP) Way 2 Good Life – $50 Treasure Box Puzzle – US 42. Laurali’s Blog – US 75. Angie’s Angle – US
10. (VIP) Zombie Parenting – $75 LEAP! Prize Package – US 43. Tammie’s Reviews, Giveaways and More – US 76. A Modern Day Fairy Tale – US
11. FROG Reviews and Ramblings – US 44. Susie’s Reviews and Giveaways – US 77. Woven by Words – US
12. Tizzy Says – US 45. Author Joan Holub – US 78. Parenting Healthy – US
13. Rita Reviews – US 46. Tom’s Take On Things – US/CAN 79. Lindsey Blogs at SEBG – US
14. Freebies Deals & Steals – WW 47. Oh My Mommy – US 80. My Crafty Zoo – US
15. My Silly Little Gang – US 48. Lynchburg Mama – US 81. Words Are Timeless – US
16. Batch of Books – US 49. Mommy Knows What’s Best – US 82. Mom The Magnificent – US
17. Savings in Seconds – US 50. JeanBookNerd – WW 83. Says Me Says Mom – WW
18. Box Roundup – US 51. Trisha Dishes – US 84. The Jersey Momma – US
19. The Monarch Mommy – CAN 52. Sharing Life’s Moments – US 85. Wrapped Up N U – US
20. Queens NYC Mom – US 53. It’s Free At Last – WW 86. The Attic Girl – US
21. Parenting In Progress – US 54. Three Boys and an Old Lady – US 87. Literary Meanderings – WW
22. Literary Winner – US 55. Reviewz & Newz – US 88. Still Blonde after all these YEARS – US
23. Here We Go Again Ready – US 56. The Candid Cover – WW 89. Diary of a Working Mom – WW
24. icefairy’s Treasure Chest – US 57. Java John Z’s – US 90. How Was Your Day? – US
25. Gypsy Road – US 58. Of Learning and Nesting – WW 91. Heck Of A Bunch – US
26. Finding Sanity In Our Crazy Life – WW 59. Kerrific Online – US 92. In The Know With JoJo – US
27. Miss Molly Says – US 60. Confessions of a Frugal Mind – US 93. Readeropolis – WW
28. Nanny to Mommy – US 61. Comeback Momma – WW 94. Practical Frugality – US/CAN
29. Deal Sharing Aunt – US 62. Hollybee Tells – US 95. Chrisy Beasons World – US
30. 3 Partners in Shopping – US 63. Homeschool Insights – US 96. I Dream Of Color – US
31. Christy’s Cozy Corners – WW 64. B is 4 – US 97. Modern Day Gramma – US
32. Sweet Southern Savings – US 65. Art and Tree Chatter – WW
33. Mommy’s Playbook – US 66. Mom Does Reviews – WW



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