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April 2019 Daley’s Newsletter

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Recently I took my two granddaughters out for lunch and to a place with games and rides (like an indoor rollercoaster). It was my youngest granddaughter’s birthday, who turned 10. She’s now in the double digits. Going to Incredible Pizza has become a tradition over the years with my granddaughters.

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My New Release

[cover: Unexpected Love]

Unexpected Love – Book 2 in New Beginnings Series
By Margaret Daley

Dedicated to her high schoolers with special needs, Sadie Spencer was determined to get help for her work program even if it meant she had to be creative to find a way to talk to Andrew Knight who owned a large company that would be a perfect place for her students. She bid on him in a bachelor auction and won a date with him. She was excited she would have a chance to convince him to hire one of her students. But she soon realized that God had His reasons for bringing them together.

Experience had taught Andrew that he didn’t need anyone in his life, including God. Until Sadie began to show the successful businessman how much he had to offer her students. But though the walls he’d built around his heart were slowly crumbling, would he ever find the courage to make peace with God so that he could be not only Sadie’s hero . . . but her husband?

Buy now on Amazon.


My Pre-order

[cover: Finding Love Again]

Finding Love Again – 3rd Book in New Beginnings
By Margaret Daley

Two wounded people, too afraid to trust…
Laura Williams first encounters high school principal, Peter Stone, when he suspends her son for fighting. New to town, this widow and mother of four struggles to hold her family together.

Peter is drawn to Laura and wants to help her and her son, who are hurting, but he’s no stranger to pain. It’s a daily struggle to overcome his own past. Will these wounded souls find love again, or will rocky pasts destroy all hope for a happy future?

Pre-order now on Amazon (comes out May 7th)


My Recent Release

[cover: Into the Darkness]

Into the Darkness
By Margaret Daley

Adventure. Betrayal. Murder.
Dead? Kate Collier refuses to believe her brother and last remaining family member died in the Brazilian rainforest. Determined to find the missing biochemist, she launches an expedition to find him.

A.C. Slader’s past is as dark and turbulent as the Amazon. Consumed with his own problems, when Kate tries hiring him to find her no-doubt deceased brother, he turns her down cold. The last thing he needs is to fight his way through an impassable jungle for a woman who wouldn’t know a stick from a snake. Only when he narrowly rescues her from an attack before she’s even left the relative safety of the town does he realize that without his help, she’ll get herself killed.

Together, they begin a perilous journey that will test the limits of their faith and each other…

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


My Bargain Books

[cover: Deadly Countdown]

Deadly Countdown, Book 4 in Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations — 99¢ through April 24th.

Allie Martin, a widow, has a secret protector who manipulates her life without anyone knowing until…

When Remy Broussard, an injured police officer, returns to Port David, Louisiana to visit before his medical leave is over, he discovers his childhood friend, Allie Martin, is being stalked. As Remy protects Allie and tries to find her stalker, they realize their feelings go beyond friendship.

When the stalker is found, they begin to explore the deeper feelings they have for each other, only to have a more sinister threat come between them. Will Allie be able to save Remy before he dies at the hand of a maniac?

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


[cover: Yours, Mine and Ours]

Yours, Mine and Ours, — 99¢ through April 23rd (FREE, if you’re a member of Kindle Unlimited)

The last thing Tess Morgan, divorced mother of three rambunctious kids, needs is a speeding ticket–especially not one delivered by sexy-as-sin Officer Zachariah Smith. Not only is he ridiculously overbearing, but handsome enough to tempt her to forget her vow to steer clear of all men!

Buy now: Amazon.


Monthly Newsletter Contest:

Kimberley C. is the March winner. The heroine for my new book, Kidnapped (book 4 for Everyday Heroes) is number 2. The contest was very close.

This month’s newsletter contest is for helping me pick what my new hero, Colby Parker, looks like in Kidnapped. He’s in his early thirties and a K-9 police officer with a dog who specializes in bomb detection and tracking. He dedicates himself to his job and has a special bond with his dog, Duke. His fiancée died in a shooting at a bank, and that is what led him to be a police officer. Please email me your pick to margaretdaley@gmail.com. Everyone who does will be entered in my April newsletter contest. The winner will be chosen at random and will win a $10 Amazon e-gift card (open for US and Canada only). If the winner is from somewhere else, I will send an ebook of choice from one of my Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series (10 to choose from). I need your entry to the April contest by May 7th.


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Friends’ Bargain Books

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Summer of SuspensePre-order 99¢

Some secrets hurt. Others kill…
Long days. Hot Nights. Deadly Secrets!
Start your summer off right with 16 gripping tales of Christian suspense from today’s most popular mystery, suspense, and Amish suspense authors.

Join Mary Alford, Christy Barritt, Patricia Bradley, Vannetta Chapman, Mary Ellis, Debby Giusti, Ruth Hartzler, Shaen Layle, Rachel J Good, Ruth Logan Hearne, Loree Lough, Elizabeth Ludwig, Nancy Mehl, Serena Miller, Samantha Price, Alana Terry on a dangerous journey filled with mystery, suspense, and faith that that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Summer of Suspense. Coming August 6th.

Pre-order on B&N, and Apple Books. Coming soon to Amazon.


 

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Oh, Danny Boy — 99¢ through April 19th
By Josie Riviera

Grand. Just grand. Clara Donovan’s failure to keep her brother from going off the rails—again—is a public spectacle. Including a handsome stranger who puts down his guitar case to help her talk Seamus down from Farthing’s tallest bridge.

Everything about Danny Brady reminds Clara how many times she swore she’ll never again be that pathetic, weak woman who got taken in by a good-looking man. Especially when, the next day, she walks into a new coffee shop in her little Irish town and discovers Danny’s secret.

Danny didn’t lie—technically—about his coffee shop chain. He’s just tired of women going after him for his wealth. Clara is a graceful, fiercely loyal, non-Irish Irish damsel in distress, a combination that tugs at his heart. A heart that’s spent its share of time in pieces.

Danny has never hesitated to go after what he wants, but melting Clara’s defenses will take more than hot tea and charm. He’ll have to prove he’s made of stronger stuff—even when her past threatens to tear her carefully reconstructed world to shreds.

Available now on Amazon.


 

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Second Chances99¢
By Magdalena Scott

Trying to escape their painful past, Anne and Pete go to the middle of nowhere…and find each other.

Acquaintances in San Antonio, they never acted on their strong attraction, because Anne was married. Then disaster struck both their lives, pushing them further apart. Fate or coincidence led them both to tiny Legend, Tennessee. Pete believes they have a second chance. But without changing the past, that may not be true.

~Book 5 in The McClains of Legend Series, with a stand-alone plot and HEA.~

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, and Kobo.


Monthly Recipe

I love spring and salads. Hope you’ll enjoy this one from All Recipes at https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/214229/spring-strawberry-salad-with-chicken/.

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and dried
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 (5 ounce) package candied pecans (such as Emerald® Pecan Pie Glazed Pecans)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

Cut the chicken into cubes. Put 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette into a skillet on medium heat. Saute the chicken until it’s brown and cooked. Set the chicken aside to cool. Put into a salad bowl the spinach, strawberries, goat cheese and candied pecans. Combine ingredients then drizzle 2 tablespoon of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette over the salad then add the chicken.


 

My recent releases are: Love’s Healing Power (book 1, New Beginnings), Trapped (book 3, Everyday Heroes), Lone Star Christmas Witness (Love Inspired Suspense), Obsessed (book 2, Everyday Heroes), Texas Baby Pursuit (Love Inspired Suspense), Hunted (book 1, Everyday Heroes), Texas Ranger Showdown (Love Inspired Suspense), Lone Star Christmas Rescue (Love Inspired Suspense, Deadly Secrets (book 10, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations),Deadly Fires, Rodeo Knights (book 9, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Her Baby Protector (Love Inspired Suspense), Deadly Night, Silent Night (book 8, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Deadly Legacy (book 7, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), and Deadly Dose (book 6, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations). You can check them out at: https://margaretdaley.com/all-books/.

Take care,

Margaret Daley

www.margaretdaley.com

March 2019 Daley’s Newsletter

It is fun being a grandmother! Recently I went to see my granddaughter in a school program. I took a lot of videos and photos and really enjoyed seeing her and her classmates performing. This week is spring break, and I’m taking my granddaughters out for a day with their grandma, who can’t wait to see them. The photo below is my granddaughter pointing to her drawing.

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Recent Releases:

 [cover: Unexpected Love]

Unexpected Love
By Margaret Daley

Dedicated to her high schoolers with special needs, Sadie Spencer was determined to get help for her work program even if it meant she had to be creative to find a way to talk to Andrew Knight who owned a large company that would be a perfect place for her students. She bid on him in a bachelor auction and won a date with him. She was excited she would have a chance to convince him to hire one of her students. But she soon realized that God had His reasons for bringing them together.

Experience had taught Andrew that he didn’t need anyone in his life, including God. Until Sadie began to show the successful businessman how much he had to offer her students. But though the walls he’d built around his heart were slowly crumbling, would he ever find the courage to make peace with God so that he could be not only Sadie’s hero . . . but her husband?

Pre order on Amazon.

 [cover: Love's Healing Power]

Love’s Healing Power
By Margaret Daley

Tess Morgan loves being a pediatric nurse and helping the children under her care. She’d always wanted a large family, but that dream was shattered when her fiancé was murdered while volunteering in South America.

Peter “Mac” MacPherson, a former football superstar, had dealt with his own tragedies–the deaths of his father followed by his wife while she was giving birth to their daughter. His faith sustained him through his grief, but can he help Tess believe again in God and finally find a family–with him?

Buy now on Amazon (FREE for KU members).

 [cover: Into the Darkness]

Into the Darkness
By Margaret Daley

Adventure. Betrayal. Murder.
Dead? Kate Collier refuses to believe her brother and last remaining family member died in the Brazilian rainforest. Determined to find the missing biochemist, she launches an expedition to find him.

A.C. Slader’s past is as dark and turbulent as the Amazon. Consumed with his own problems, when Kate tries hiring him to find her no-doubt deceased brother, he turns her down cold. The last thing he needs is to fight his way through an impassable jungle for a woman who wouldn’t know a stick from a snake. Only when he narrowly rescues her from an attack before she’s even left the relative safety of the town does he realize that without his help, she’ll get herself killed.

Together, they begin a perilous journey that will test the limits of their faith and each other…

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


My Book Deals:

The Suspense Is Killing Me: 15 Christian suspense books for 99¢ or FREE.

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I have a book in this 5-day sale (March 24th-28th). My book is Deadly Hunt for 99¢. Check this sale at: https://valeriecomer.com/2019-spring-suspense-sale/?fbclid=IwAR0V53UP33DjuQDcTIEXb4ZV2zuXgIgbasrySC5LRLk-INcW0Z-eBySJn5I

 [cover: Love Gone to the Dogs]

Love Gone to the DogsFREE through March 27th.

Single mom, Leah Taylor, has her hands full with a grandfather, an inventor, who lives a bit risky when it comes to his job and two sons, one a rambunctious genius. But it is her free spirited beagle who gets her into trouble with her new neighbor, Dr. Shane O’Grady, when her dog makes a move on his champion bichon that he wants to breed.

Leah and Shane clash over their dogs that clearly like each other. Leah is determined to ignore her neighbor, but when her youngest son who tries to defy gravity and fly ends up hurt, it is her neighbor, the doctor, who takes care of her son. Can Leah and Shane find love or has love gone to the dogs?

Get your free copy on Amazon.

 


 

March Newsletter Contest:

Congratulations to Linda M. for winning the February newsletter contest. I received some great suggestions for a title for the book. I named the story Unexpected Love.

This month’s newsletter contest is for helping me pick what my new heroine looks like. Beth Sherman is in her late twenties and an administrative assistant for a vice-president of a large company. She is organized, dedicated to her job and loves helping others (she works in the nursery at church every Sunday). Please email me your pick to margaretdaley@gmail.com. Everyone who does will be entered in my March newsletter contest. The winner will be chosen at random and will win a $10 Amazon e-gift card (open for US and Canada only). If the winner is from somewhere else, I will send an ebook of choice from one of my Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series (10 to choose from). I need your entry to the March contest by April 10th.


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Friends’ Bargain and Free Books

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Snow Belle, Book 1 in Madison Creek Bed and Breakfast — 99¢
By Jackie Castle

Their big dreams might cause them to lose everything–including each other.
Haley Madison packed her big dreams and drove to Madison Creek, Michigan. If it wasn’t for her family’s rundown property, she’d have stayed where the sun shone bright and warm. Ethan Winters hated going home and admitting failure. He veered off the interstate and drove to a little town named Madison Creek. Maybe his luck would change. When the southern Snow-Belle literally blows him off the road with her rogue snowblower… more than just his luck will change.

Buy now on Amazon, Kobo, Apple Books, B&N, Audible, and iTunes.


 

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Dangerous Memories — Reg $4.99 – FREE March 22-26
By Donna Fasano

She awakens from an accident with amnesia and two men claiming to be the father of her unborn child. Memories can be dangerous.

Available now on Amazon.


 

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Seeking Patience99¢ for the next week
By Josie Riviera

Do people prove their worth by strength, or by character?
Luca Boldor, Romany leader, lives a nomad’s life with his Gypsy caravan. But when a vicious attack by a rival leaves him bleeding on an English lady’s doorstep, he has no choice but to accept her help. Her gentle faith stirs his heart in a way he has long denied.

Lady Patience Blakwell, widowed countess, lives in near poverty. Only her faith keeps her strong … until a handsome Gypsy collapses in her hall. He’s unlike any man she’s ever known, and she’ll confront any subterfuge to keep him safe.

Buy now on Amazon.


 

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Never Let Go99¢
By Elizabeth Goddard

As a forensic genealogist, Willow Anderson is following in her late grandfather’s footsteps in her quest for answers about a baby abducted from the hospital more than twenty years ago. Ex-FBI agent–and Willow’s ex-flame–Austin McKade readily offers his help to protect the woman he never should have let get away. Together they’ll follow where the clues lead them, even if it means Austin must face the past he’s spent much of his life trying to forget. And even if it puts Willow’s tender heart at risk.

Buy now on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and ChristianBook.com, and Apple Books.


 

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Winter’s SecretFREE ebook
(Now available on audio)
By Lyn Cote

Deep in Northwoods winter, a nasty string of home invasions hit a rural county. The new sheriff and his first suspect, a pretty nurse, clash over suspects. Is she an accomplice or just an innocent bystander?

Buy now: https://booksbylyncote.com/SWBS/books-by-lyn/winters-secret.


Recipe of the Month: Fudge Sundae Pie

Perfect for people who love chocolate and peanut butter.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup Braum’s Peanut Butter
2 tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar
3 tbsp. Braum’s Butter or Margarine
2 1/2 cups Rice Crispy cereal
1/2 cup Braum’s Fudge Topping
1 qt. Braum’s Premium Vanilla Ice Cream
6 tbsp. corn syrup

Instructions:

Mix together the corn syrup, brown sugar, and butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir a few times. When the mixture starts boiling, take the pan off the burner. Add Rice Crispy cereal and stir until it is mixed well. Press into a 9-inch pan for the crust, then put it in the freezer until it is firm. Combine the peanut butter, fudge topping and 6 tablespoons of corn syrup, then spread 2/3 of the mixture over the crust. Freeze until firm. Layer softened ice cream over the frozen pie, then put into freeze again until firm. When you serve the pie, let it sit on the counter 10 minutes before you want to eat it. Warm the last third of the peanut butter mixture and drizzle it over the top.

Recipe came from Braum’s website at: https://www.braums.com/recipes/fudge-sundae-pie/.


 

My recent releases are: Trapped (book 3, Everyday Heroes), Lone Star Christmas Witness (Love Inspired Suspense), Obsessed (book 2, Everyday Heroes), Texas Baby Pursuit (Love Inspired Suspense), Hunted (book 1, Everyday Heroes), Texas Ranger Showdown (Love Inspired Suspense), Lone Star Christmas Rescue (Love Inspired Suspense, Deadly Secrets (book 10, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations),Deadly Fires, Rodeo Knights (book 9, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Her Baby Protector (Love Inspired Suspense), Deadly Night, Silent Night (book 8, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Deadly Legacy (book 7, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), and Deadly Dose (book 6, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations). You can check them out at: https://margaretdaley.com/all-books/.

Take care,

Margaret Daley

www.margaretdaley.com

February 2019 Daley’s Newsletter

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day with the people you love. Valentine’s Day means celebrating with the ones you love—young and old. To me it isn’t just for couples but family and friends. Below my husband gave me a bouquet of flowers. The colors are so beautiful and colorful. I’ve been enjoying them while I work. I look up at them, and the flowers bring a smile to my face and brighten my day (we’ve had a lot of cloudy days recently and since my surgery at the end of December, I’ve been at home a lot).

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New Release:

 [cover: Into the Darkness]

Into the Darkness
By Margaret Daley

Adventure. Betrayal. Murder.
Dead? Kate Collier refuses to believe her brother and last remaining family member died in the Brazilian rainforest. Determined to find the missing biochemist, she launches an expedition to find him.

A.C. Slader’s past is as dark and turbulent as the Amazon. Consumed with his own problems, when Kate tries hiring him to find her no-doubt deceased brother, he turns her down cold. The last thing he needs is to fight his way through an impassable jungle for a woman who wouldn’t know a stick from a snake. Only when he narrowly rescues her from an attack before she’s even left the relative safety of the town does he realize that without his help, she’ll get herself killed.

Together, they begin a perilous journey that will test the limits of their faith and each other…

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


Last Release:

 [cover: Trapped]

Trapped (third book in Everyday Heroes Series)
By Margaret Daley

Second Chances. Cornered. Murder.
Sadie Williams receives a cryptic and terrifying call from her scared sister. But when Sadie arrives at her identical twin’s home, there’s no sign of Katie, only evidence of a quick flight. The puzzling situation turns potentially deadly when intruders storm the house. With help from Brock Carrington, her ex-fiancé and an ex-Marine, Sadie narrowly escapes.

Brock is an injured veteran dealing with PTSD. He’s finally piecing his life back together when his ex-fiancée needs his help. Can Brock reignite their relationship and find her missing twin before they’re both killed?

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


My Bargain Book

 [cover: Deadly Fires]

Deadly Fires99¢ through February 28th
By Margaret Daley

Second Chances. Revenge. Arson.
A saboteur targets Alexia Richards and her family company. As the incidents become more lethal, Alexia must depend on a former Delta Force soldier, Cole Knight, a man from her past that she loved. When their son died in a fire, their grief and anger drove them apart. Can Alexia and Cole work through their pain and join forces to find the person who wants her dead?

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


NOOK Book Bash — Find Your New Favorite Series! Hundreds of FREE first-in-series books! Choose a series at http://littl.ink/BookBash, then use code NOOKBASHFREE to get the first book free and code NOOKBASH25 to get the second book for 25% off!

 [cover: Hunted]  [cover: Deadly Hunt]

Hunted is in the Thriller and Suspense category and Deadly Hunt is in the Fiction category. This is supposed to end February 28th.

Don’t have a NOOK? Download the *free* NOOK reading app for your smartphone or tablet at http://littl.ink/NookApp. (PLEASE NOTE: Books must be purchased on the BN.com online store, not in an app. Coupon codes don’t work inside apps.)

 


 

February’s Newsletter Contest:

Congratulations to Pat S. She was my January newsletter contest winner. It was close between #1 and #3 but #3 had more votes.

The working blurb of a book that will be part of my New Beginnings Series is: Dedicated to her high schoolers with special needs, Sadie Spencer was determined to get help for her work program even if it meant she had to be creative to find a way to talk to Andrew Knight who owned a large company that would be a perfect place for her students. She bid on him in a bachelor auction and won a date with him. She was excited she would have a chance to convince him to hire one of her students. But she soon realized that God had His reasons for bringing them together.

Experience had taught Andrew that he didn’t need anyone in his life, including God. Until Sadie began to show the successful businessman how much he had to offer her students. But though the walls he’d built around his heart were slowly crumbling, would he ever find the courage to make peace with God so that he could be not only Sadie’s hero . . . but her husband?

I would love to have your input on a title for this story. Please email me your idea(s) to margaretdaley@gmail.com. Everyone who does will be entered in my February newsletter contest. The winner will be chosen at random and will win a $10 Amazon e-gift card (open for US and Canada only). If the winner is from somewhere else, I will send an ebook of choice from one of my Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series (10 to choose from). I need your entry to the February contest by March 10th.

 


 

Friends’ Bargain Books:

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Second Chance Valentine99¢
By Donna Fasano

One romantic summer at the beach with Alex left its mark on Josie, but she left town with a broken heart. Now years later, she’s back, and cupid shows up in the form of a little girl turned matchmaker who just might give Josie and Alex a Second Chance Valentine.

Buy now on Kindle.


 

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Where Her Heart Is (The McClains of Legend, Tennessee – Book 3) — 99¢
By Magdalena Scott

Mike McClain is renovating the house where his almost-ex-wife Betsy and young daughter LizBeth Ann are temporarily staying. Everyone in Legend, Tennessee wants to see this family reunited. Mike has won his daughter’s heart. Can he also regain her mother’s trust?

Buy now on Kindle, Apple Books, Kobo, and Nook.


 

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Love Comes to the Castle99¢
By Susan Page Davis

Jayne Barncastle has big ideas for her family’s bed and breakfast, but is the idea so big it will break them? With the rich Dillard family paying for a deluxe medieval Christmas, Jayne must come through for her folks. But how will the Dillards feel about her attraction to their widowed son-in-law, Luke? A sweet Christmas novella.

Buy now on Kindle and Nook.


 

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His Summer Valentine99¢
By Missy Tippens

Willow Valentine is on a quest—granted, a crazy one. When her car breaks down in the middle of a 4th of July parade in the tiny town of Dahlia, Georgia, she can’t help but wonder if God was bringing her here all along. After the handsome Trent Meriwether comes to her aid, she’s tempted to believe God has. But she, like her dad, is the type to keep moving on. Can she truly avoid that Valentine itch and settle in this town, especially when she finds she’s quickly falling for Trent, a man with deep roots in Dahlia?

Buy now on Kindle.


 

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A Doctor’s PromisePreorder $0.99 through 3/8/19 then on sale for $2.99
By Laura Scott

Dr. Jared O’Connor has given his parents a promise–to find his dead brother’s fiancée and child. But his mission is derailed when he meets beautiful flight nurse Shelly Bennett. The sadness in her eyes, mirrors his own, and he is irresistibly drawn to her and to her young son. Shelly can’t afford to be distracted by Jared’s attention. But when Jared uncovers her secret, she realizes her days of running from the past are over. But can she forgive Jared long enough to accept his love?

Buy now on Kindle, Apple Books, Kobo, and Nook.


Recipe of the Month: Broccoli, Cheddar and Brown Rice Cakes

A healthy recipe that you can easily freeze to use later.

Ingredients:

Cooking spray
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
4 garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 cup unsalted vegetable stock
12 ounces fresh broccoli florets, cut into 1/2-in. pieces
1 (8.8-oz.) pkg. precooked brown rice
1/4 cup whole-wheat panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
1 tablespoon grainy mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup of pre-shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
Sliced green onions (optional)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and spray the cooking spray on the cookie sheet. At medium heat saute the onion and garlic in melted butter for 4 minutes. Add the stock and broccoli into the mixture and bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes. Cook the brown rice as directed on the package then combine it with the above mixture in a large bowl. Add in panko, mustard, pepper, salt and 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese. Make patties and put on the cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Then top the 1/4 cup of cheese left on top of the patties, then put back in to the oven (at 450 degrees) for four minutes. If you want, you can garnish with green onions on top.

Recipe at Cooking Light at https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/broccoli-cheddar-brown-rice-cakes.


 

My recent releases are: Lone Star Christmas Witness (Love Inspired Suspense), Obsessed (book 2, Everyday Heroes), Texas Baby Pursuit (Love Inspired Suspense), Hunted (book 1, Everyday Heroes), Texas Ranger Showdown (Love Inspired Suspense), Lone Star Christmas Rescue (Love Inspired Suspense, Deadly Secrets (book 10, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations),Deadly Fires, Rodeo Knights (book 9, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Her Baby Protector (Love Inspired Suspense), Deadly Night, Silent Night (book 8, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Deadly Legacy (book 7, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), and Deadly Dose (book 6, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations). You can check them out at: https://margaretdaley.com/all-books/.

Take care,

Margaret Daley

www.margaretdaley.com

January 2019 Daley’s Newsletter

I hope you had a wonderful New Year. Did you make any resolutions for 2019? I have to admit I didn’t. I used to do that at the beginning of every year, but I got discouraged when I didn’t make the goal—usually about losing weight or something similar. Instead over the years now, I make goals when I need to, like when I have a book to write. I figure out how many days I have and how many words I need to write to come up with my goal. Then I come up with a daily word count I need to write to make my deadline. May 2019 be a productive and satisfactory year for you. I wish you the best. Below is the picture of the one time this winter so far that we’ve had snow.

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New Release:

 [cover: Trapped]

Trapped (third book in Everyday Heroes Series)
By Margaret Daley

Second Chances. Cornered. Murder.
Sadie Williams receives a cryptic and terrifying call from her scared sister. But when Sadie arrives at her identical twin’s home, there’s no sign of Katie, only evidence of a quick flight. The puzzling situation turns potentially deadly when intruders storm the house. With help from Brock Carrington, her ex-fiancé and an ex-Marine, Sadie narrowly escapes.

Brock is an injured veteran dealing with PTSD. He’s finally piecing his life back together when his ex-fiancée needs his help. Can Brock reignite their relationship and find her missing twin before they’re both killed?

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


My Bargain Books for January:

 [cover: Deadly Dose]

Deadly Dose99¢ to January 23rd
By Margaret Daley

Drugs. Murder. Redemption.
When Jessie Michaels discovers a letter written to her by her deceased best friend, she is determined to find who murdered Mary Lou, at first thought to be a victim of a serial killer by the police. Jessie’s questions lead to an attempt on her life. The last man she wanted to come to her aid was Josh Morgan, who had been instrumental in her brother going to prison. Together they uncover a drug ring that puts them both in danger. Will Jessie and Josh find the killer? Love? Or will one of them fall victim to a DEADLY DOSE?

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


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Love Triumphs — 99¢ through January 23rd (FREE for KU readers)
By Margaret Daley

Roxie Davenport came to New Mexico to learn about her birth mother. She has no intention of getting involved in her biological mother’s family or letting them know who she is…until she meets Alex Stone, a rancher and brother-in-law to her birth mother. Everything changes and tries Roxie in ways she hadn’t been before.

Alex Stone has no desire to fall in love again after his wife died, leaving him and his mischievous little daughter alone to go on in spite of their pain. But when he meets his sexy new tenant in the cabin on his ranch, his resolve to remain single is tested.

Buy now on Amazon.

 


 

January Newsletter Contest:

Congratulations to Judy Z. for winning my December newsletter contest. I love hearing about what people like to read.

This month I’m starting a new Texas Ranger story. The heroine is Abbey Williams. She just recently became a nanny for a Texas Ranger who has two young children. Abbey loves children and is very good with them. Her references are excellent from other families she has worked for. What Abbey doesn’t realize is that her family while she was growing up was in Witness Protection because of her father testifying against a criminal. She was three when it happened, and her parents chose not to tell her. She was an only child and always wanted siblings. I don’t have a physical description down yet, so I would love to have your input. Please email me your choice to margaretdaley@gmail.com. Everyone who does will be entered in my January Newsletter contest. The winner will be chosen at random and will win a $10 Amazon e-gift card (open for US and Canada only). If the winner is from somewhere else, I will send an ebook of choice from one of my Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series (10 to choose from). I need your entry to the January contest by February 5th.


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Friends’ Bargain Books:

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A Soldier’s PromiseFree
By Laura Scott

Reeling from a broken engagement that resulted in a small town scandal, ER nurse Julie Crain just wants to be left alone over the Fourth of July Holiday weekend. But when single dad, Derek Ryerson and his young daughter need a place to stay to recuperate from a car accident, Julie can’t ignore their plight. She knows she needs to protect her heart, but little Lexi needs love and support.

Derek is the strong silent type, insisting on helping despite being injured. He seems too good to be true, and maybe he is. Because she soon realizes the former soldier has a secret that could tear them apart forever.

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.

(If it’s not free when you click, check back in the next day. Amazon is manually changing it and it might take 24 hours.)


 

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The Single Daddy Club: JasonFREE (regularly $3.99) through January 21st
By Donna Fasano

Widowed police officer Jason Devlin is so desperate for a nanny he’s willing to hire the first qualified person who rings his doorbell. Runaway heiress Katie Smythe is a pampered debutante about to take on her greatest challenge, her very first job–as a nanny.

Buy now on Amazon.


 

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Flash Point — 99¢ (FREE for KU readers)
By Jennifer Crosswhite

She’s a directionally-challenged architect who stumbled on a crime that could destroy her life’s work. He’s a firefighter protecting his hometown… and the woman he loves.

Flash Point is book 2 in the Hometown Heroes series, but it can be read as a stand alone. If you like Christian romantic suspense and nail-biting page turners, you’ll love this journey of trust and survival. Read Flash Point and jump into the adventure today.

Buy now on Amazon.

Other books in the series are also going on sale to celebrate the release.

Promise Me, the prequel novella, will be on sale for 99¢ January 24-25th. FREE for KU readers.
Buy on Amazon


 

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Seeking Charity — $2.99 on preorder, releases January 30th

Will the truth set her free…or keep her forever a prisoner of the past?
When Charity ran away with the Romany Gypsies, she left everything behind. Her name. A way of life constrained by English rules. The punishments her cruel father meted out in the name of God. And the young man who made it all bearable. Certain things she can’t hide, even in wild, remote Wales. A secret longing for the ease of English life. The wisps of faith that still linger. And her reaction to a handsome face she thought she’d never see again. Daniel Hayward would recognize that voice anywhere. That unruly, copper-colored hair. Those piercing blue eyes. But what is Charity Weston doing wearing Gypsy garb in Wales…when she died years ago? For a moment, the grief that never quite left him is transformed into joy. But the walls between them now are built from bricks of culture clashes, bitter memories, and fear. To find his way, Daniel will have to trust as never before that God will guide their hearts home at last.
Does he love the girl she was…or the woman she has become?

Pre-order now on Amazon.


 

Recipe of the Month

Golden Potato Soup is a hearty soup for winter. I hope you enjoy it on a cold winter’s night.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded American cheese
  • 1 cup chopped ham

In a large pot add potatoes, celery, onion, chicken bouillon, water and parsley flakes. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until vegetables become tender. In a separate bowl combine the flour and milk. When it is well mixed, add it to the soup mixture and cook until the soup thickens. Add in cheese, cooked ham or hamburger. Simmer the soup, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.

This recipe is found at allrecipes.com: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/13316/golden-potato-soup/.


 

My recent releases are: Lone Star Christmas Witness (Love Inspired Suspense), Obsessed (book 2, Everyday Heroes), Texas Baby Pursuit (Love Inspired Suspense), Hunted (book 1, Everyday Heroes), Texas Ranger Showdown (Love Inspired Suspense), Lone Star Christmas Rescue (Love Inspired Suspense, Deadly Secrets (book 10, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations),Deadly Fires, Rodeo Knights (book 9, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Her Baby Protector (Love Inspired Suspense), Deadly Night, Silent Night (book 8, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Deadly Legacy (book 7, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), and Deadly Dose (book 6, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations). You can check them out at: https://margaretdaley.com/all-books/.

Take care,

Margaret Daley

www.margaretdaley.com

December 2018 Daley’s Newsletter

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I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday.

Years ago, I painted the walls in my office hot pink with white trim. I had an extra Christmas tree that I decided to put up in my office, so when I’m working I could enjoy it. Because I had hot pink walls, I began collecting flamingoes for my office. After decorating the tree that Christmas, it ended up becoming a permanent fixture in my office. I love looking at it. The ornaments mean something to me. Most are flamingo ornaments, but some aren’t. Have you ever put up an oddball Christmas tree, not quite the traditional kind?

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New Pre-Order:

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Trapped
By Margaret Daley

Second Chances. Cornered. Murder.
Sadie Williams receives a cryptic and terrifying call from her scared sister. But when Sadie arrives at her identical twin’s home, there’s no sign of Katie, only evidence of a quick flight. The puzzling situation turns potentially deadly when intruders storm the house. With help from Brock Carrington, her ex-fiancé and an ex-Marine, Sadie narrowly escapes.

Brock is an injured veteran dealing with PTSD. He’s finally piecing his life back together when his ex-fiancée needs his help. Can Brock reignite their relationship and find her missing twin before they’re both killed?

Pre-Order now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


New Release:

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Lone Star Christmas Witness
By Margaret Daley

To protect a child witness
Lone Star Justice must prevail
With a killer at large, Texas Ranger Taylor Blackburn must safeguard little Ben Markham—the sole survivor of a mass shooting. But allowing Ben and his beautiful aunt, Sierra Walker, into his life is riskier than Taylor imagined. While he can distract Ben with Christmas planning, Taylor can’t ignore how Sierra makes him feel. The only thing harder than protecting them is guarding his own heart…

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


My Bargain Books:

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Dangerous Interlude, — 99¢ through December 21st (For KU members Free)

School teacher and single mother, Anna Stanfield, has her dream come true when she wins a trip to Austria to ski in the Alps. She doesn’t think her vacation can get any better until she meets a mysterious man, Mark Prince, in Salzburg. But when she discovers she is trapped in his chalet, everything changes. Anna finds it hard to resist Mark’s charm, but she doesn’t know who to trust. Is Mark friend or foe?

Buy now on: Amazon.

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Deadly Legacy, — 99¢ through December 18th

Legacy of Secrets. Threats and Danger. Second Chances.
From USA Today Bestselling author, Margaret Daley, is another romantic suspense from her series Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations.
Down on her luck, single mom, Lacey St. John, believes her life has finally changed for the better when she receives an inheritance from a wealthy stranger. Her ancestral home she’d thought forever lost has been transformed into a lucrative bed and breakfast guaranteed to bring much-needed financial security. Her happiness is complete until strange happenings erode her sense of well-being. When her life is threatened, she turns to her neighbor, Sheriff Ryan McNeil, for help. He promises to solve the mystery of who’s ruining her newfound peace of mind, but when her troubles escalate to the point that her every move leads to danger, she’s unsure who to trust. Is the strong, capable neighbor she’s falling for as amazing as he seems? Or could he be the man who wants her dead?

My book is available at: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


 

Holiday 99 @99¢ Book Fair—only 12-15
https://bookwrapt.com/9999-holiday-book-fair/

If your wallet is feeling the pinch during the holidays, but you’re looking for some awesome new reads, you’ve come to the right place. As the name suggests, we have 99 books on sale December 12-15 for 99 cents each. Less than a buck for hours of amazing storytelling!

Plus, check in daily for a chance to win Amazon gift cards or play instant ebook giveaways for one of 12 books being awarded to lucky winners each day. The books in the Holiday 99 are a mix of different types of stories from sweet to sensual. I have two inspirational romantic suspense books in this fair: Deadly Hunt and Deadly Legacy.


December Newsletter Contest:

Congratulations to Lisa W. for winning last month’s contest. #3 is the photo that won my November contest for Sadie Williams in Trapped.

What is your favorite type of book to read? I’ve written many types of stories and would love to hear from you. The winner will be chosen at random and will win a $10 Amazon e-gift card (open for US and Canada only). If the winner is from somewhere else, I will send an ebook of choice from one of my Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series (10 to choose from). I need your entry to the December contest by January 5th. Please email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com with your suggestion.


 

Friends’ Bargain Books:

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The Christmas Heist (Book 3, Cottage Grove Mysteries) — 99¢
By Julie Carobini

Soon-to-be married Tasha discovers that something special is, quite suddenly, missing! A Christmas wedding sounded like a good idea, but with her matron of honor busy planning the town’s annual holiday party, and her fiancé swamped with work, Tasha may be in over her head. Has her missing accessory simply been misplaced? Or is something more sinister going down, once again this Christmas, in the small town of Cottage Grove?

Buy now on Amazon.


 

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Journey to Victory99¢ through December 17th
By Lyn Cote

Daughter of a French courtesan to frontier wife to companion of Lady Washington, Christiane moves into the heart of the American rebel elite. But one man in her life can never be forgotten. Once he was her friend. Now he has become her enemy. Will he become her destiny?

Buy now on https://booksbylyncote.com/SWBS/books-by-lyn/journey-to-victory.


 

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Grown-Up Christmas List99¢ through December
By Donna Fasano

Dina Griffin flees a dangerous situation and ends up in Ocean City, Maryland where she hopes to spend the holidays in hiding. Trusting no one, she wants only one thing this Christmas—to feel safe. Officer Gav Thomas is certain there’s something Dina isn’t telling him about her visit to his seaside town, so he devises a means to stick close to the vulnerable beauty. An unexpected attraction sparks. But the trouble Dina had hoped to escape arrives at her doorstep, bringing with it stark-raving fear and the realization that she must place her trust in someone.

Buy now on Amazon.


 

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A Merry Little Winter — 99¢ or FREE on KU
Multi-author boxed set featuring Cindy Flores Martinez and Merrillee Whren

Heartwarming second chances and the exhilaration of new romances brought to you from USA Today and bestselling authors. Fall in love again with some of your favorite stories and let new ones capture your heart. Give yourself the gift of A Merry Little Winter!

Buy now on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and Apple Books.


 

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A Honey of a Christmas99¢
By Jessica R. Patch

Agnes Piercy is finally going to make her mark now that she’s in charge of the Honeyhaven Winter Wonderland. She’s created a new event this year—Santa’s Village—which will secure her a full client list when she opens up her own event planning business. But things go haywire from the get-go, including her feelings for one Tuck Renner. Tuck Renner has been tasked with building Santa’s Village which means taking orders from the bossy Agnes Piercy. Feeling sorry for her rocky start, he vows to make this the greatest event ever. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned. But they might end like they were meant to.

Buy now: https://www.jessicarpatch.com/book/a-honey-of-a-christmas-book-2/


 

Recipe for December

We usually have a ham every Christmas. I’m going to try this recipe this year. It looks delicious.

Ingredients:
1 fully cooked boneless ham (5 to 6 lb)
1/2 cup honey Dijon mustard
1/2 cup real maple syrup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Instructions:
Spray 6- to 7-quart oval slow cooker with cooking spray. Make cuts about 1 inch apart and 1/4 inch deep in diamond pattern in top of ham. Place ham in slow cooker. In a bowl, stir together mustard, syrup and brown sugar with whisk until well blended. Pour over ham. Cover and cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours. Remove ham from slow cooker. Cover loosely with foil; let stand 10 to 15 minutes. Strain cooking juices. Slice ham; pour strained juices over ham.

This recipe is from Betty Crocker at https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/slow-cooker-maple-brown-sugar-ham/.


 

My recent releases are: Obsessed (book 2, Everyday Heroes), Texas Baby Pursuit (Love Inspired Suspense), Hunted (book 1, Everyday Heroes), Texas Ranger Showdown (Love Inspired Suspense), Lone Star Christmas Rescue (Love Inspired Suspense, Deadly Secrets(book 10, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations),Deadly Fires, Rodeo Knights (book 9, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Her Baby Protector (Love Inspired Suspense), Deadly Night, Silent Night (book 8, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Deadly Legacy(book 7, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), and Deadly Dose (book 6, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations). You can check them out at: https://margaretdaley.com/all-books/.

Merry Christmas,

Margaret Daley

www.margaretdaley.com

November 2018 Daley’s Newsletter

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did. It’s nice to be around family, especially my two granddaughters. They are growing up too fast. It seems like yesterday they were babies. I love Thanksgiving. The food is great, especially the cornbread dressing and pecan pie with vanilla ice cream. Having friends and family around you on Thanksgiving is great too. But the main reason I love the holiday is taking the time to think about what you are thankful for. So often we are so busy that we don’t stop and look at our life. Thanksgiving is a good time to do it. The pictures below were taken days apart. It doesn’t snow often in November in Oklahoma especially November 12th.

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My New December Book:

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Lone Star Christmas Witness

To protect a child witness
Lone Star Justice must prevail
With a killer at large, Texas Ranger Taylor Blackburn must safeguard little Ben Markham—the sole survivor of a mass shooting. But allowing Ben and his beautiful aunt, Sierra Walker, into his life is riskier than Taylor imagined. While he can distract Ben with Christmas planning, Taylor can’t ignore how Sierra makes him feel. The only thing harder than protecting them is guarding his own heart…

Order now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


My Deals for the Month:

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Deadly Legacy, — 99¢ through December 15th

Legacy of Secrets. Threats and Danger. Second Chances.
From USA Today Bestselling author, Margaret Daley, is another romantic suspense from her series Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations.
Down on her luck, single mom, Lacey St. John, believes her life has finally changed for the better when she receives an inheritance from a wealthy stranger. Her ancestral home she’d thought forever lost has been transformed into a lucrative bed and breakfast guaranteed to bring much-needed financial security. Her happiness is complete until strange happenings erode her sense of well-being. When her life is threatened, she turns to her neighbor, Sheriff Ryan McNeil, for help. He promises to solve the mystery of who’s ruining her newfound peace of mind, but when her troubles escalate to the point that her every move leads to danger, she’s unsure who to trust. Is the strong, capable neighbor she’s falling for as amazing as he seems? Or could he be the man who wants her dead?

My book is available at: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


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Dangerous Pursuit, — 99¢ until December 1st (FREE for KU Readers)

Reading about danger never prepared Samantha Prince for the desperate phone call from her brother in Brazil that sent her from the safety of her New Orleans bookstore into the rugged, inhospitable Amazon in search of him and a hidden treasure. And reading about romance never prepared Samantha to resist the mysterious appeal of Brock Slader, a guide she hired to help her in her quest.

Alone with Brock in an alien world of orchids and anacondas, primitive headhunters and very up-to-date gunmen, she struggles to keep their relationship strictly business. Will Samantha survive the dangers in the jungle only to have her heart broken by a man who lives on the edge—no strings attached?

Buy now on Amazon


November Newsletter Contest:

Congratulations to Anne H. for winning the October newsletter contest. #1 is the photo that was pick for Brock Carrington, hero in my next Everyday Heroes Series called Trapped.

Now I would like help in picking the heroine Sadie Williams, who has a twin sister who is in trouble. Sadie has built up a large audience for her cooking podcasts and several published cookbooks. She is a crusader and an extrovert. She was engaged to the hero who broke it off when he returned from the war zone with an amputated leg at the knee and PTSD. The choices have different eye and hair color because I haven’t decided on it. You choose. The winner chosen at random will win a $10 Amazon e-gift card (open for US and Canada only). If the winner is from somewhere else, I will send an ebook of choice from one of my Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series (10 to choose from). I need your entry to the November contest by December 5th. Please email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com with your suggestion.


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Bargain and Free Books by Friends:

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Sweet Montana Sky99¢
By Lisa Mondello

Someone is using superstition to cause trouble on the rodeo circuit. When Kasper Dobbs shows up the ranch, Tabby’s intrigued and hopeful. The handsome businessman, and former local hockey star, has deep pockets. It doesn’t hurt that he’s devastatingly handsome and makes her heart pound in her chest more than barrel racing. It almost makes her forget about the strange happenings on the ranch until someone turns up dead, and she and Tenderhook suffer a near fatal accident in competition, threatening her rodeo days forever.

Buy now on Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


 

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas99¢
By Tina Radcliffe

Dr. Matthew Christopher doesn’t believe in happily ever after. Can wedding planner Patience McCord melt the heart of the last bachelor in time for Christmas?

Buy now on Amazon.


 

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Sweet Peppermint KissesOne day sale: 99¢ on Cyber Monday, November 26th
By Josie Riviera

There’s no place like home. Until the heart gallops off in an unexpected direction…
After Chiara passes her RN license exam, she plans to leave Virginia and return to her beloved Kansas hometown for good. Except her home health client’s handsome brother makes her consider changing her plans.
Between his job, his sister’s injury, and his horse ranch, Vance has no time for Christmas. But Chiara’s delight in the season makes him willing to do anything to keep the enchanting smile on her face.
When it comes down to asking her to stay, can he let go of his painful past, throw his heart over the fence, and follow it toward a future together?

Buy now on Amazon; all other retailers at https://www.books2read.com/u/md0MkW.


 

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Christmas Wedding99¢
By Magdalena Scott

December First: Jim proposed, Melissa accepted, and Matthew is excited to have Jim as his daddy. But with just twenty-five days to make it happen, is it possible to create the perfect Christmas Wedding?
Everyone is busy with day jobs and helping at the Christmas tree farm. An unwelcome reminder of the past appears, the dress designer is working overtime, and nothing is going right. When a blizzard heads toward Serendipity, the storybook event seems even more impossible. Christmas Wedding is a wholesome, heartwarming small-town romance that will make you believe in second chances, and in Christmas magic.

Buy now on Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, and Kobo.


 

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Love at Christmas Inn Collection II — 99¢ or FREE on KU
By Tanya Stowe, Delia Latham, Mary Manners, Marianne Evans

Nestled into five beautiful acres just outside Hope Creek, Tennessee, Christmas Inn is an unforgettable place known for its festive setting. Holiday decorations adorn each room. Trees glittering with ribbons and ornaments and gorgeous wreaths, brighten this inn dedicated to Christmas all year, every year. The resort offers all the usual enticements plus one unique amenity…love. The little white chapel behind the inn boasts bell tower bells that toll when couples fall in love.
Every year people come to the inn looking for their Christmas spirit. Sometimes they find love too. Will the bells ring again this year?

Buy now on Amazon.


 

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A Christian Christmas99¢
By Pat Simmons

Christmas will never be the same for Joy Knight if Christian Andersen has his way. Not to be confused with a secret Santa, Christian and his family are busier than Santa’s elves making sure the Lord’s blessings are distributed to those less fortunate by Christmas day. Joy is playing the hand that life dealt her, rearing four children in a home that is on the brink of foreclosure. She’s not looking for a handout, but when Christian rescues her in the checkout line; her niece thinks Christian is an angel.

Buy now on Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, and Kobo.


 

Recipe of the Month: Candy Cane Fudge

It isn’t exactly fudge but is delicious and looks great, especially at Christmas. This recipe takes 20 minutes to make and about two hours and a half to harden in the refrigerator.

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages vanilla baking chips
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed candy canes
  • 1 dash red or green food coloring
  1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, and grease the foil.
  2. Combine the vanilla chips and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until almost melted, remove from heat and continue to stir until smooth. When chips are completely melted, stir in the peppermint extract, food coloring, and candy canes.
  3. Spread evenly in the bottom of the prepared pan. Chill for 2 hours, then cut into squares.

From allrecipes at https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/67789/candy-cane-fudge/.


 

My recent releases are: Obsessed (book 2, Everyday Heroes), Texas Baby Pursuit (Love Inspired Suspense), Hunted (book 1, Everyday Heroes), Texas Ranger Showdown (Love Inspired Suspense), Lone Star Christmas Rescue (Love Inspired Suspense, Deadly Secrets (book 10, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations),Deadly Fires, Rodeo Knights (book 9, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Her Baby Protector (Love Inspired Suspense), Deadly Night, Silent Night (book 8, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Deadly Legacy (book 7, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), and Deadly Dose (book 6, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations). You can check them out at: https://margaretdaley.com/all-books/.

Take care,

Margaret Daley

www.margaretdaley.com

October 2018 Daley’s Newsletter

Happy Hunted Halloween!

Next week is Halloween and the last day of October. Where in the world did 2018 go? The year is flying by. This has become the year of the knee for me. I’ve had my left knee replaced, and in December I’ll have the right one fixed. I figure my right knee replacement will be my Christmas gift—no not really. Between the two operations, I’m writing a new book called Trapped (third book in the Everyday Hero Series). I’ve really enjoyed writing this new series.


My Recent Book:

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Obsessed, Book 2 in Everyday Heroes — $2.99

Stalker. Arson. Murder.
When a stalker ruthlessly targets people she loves, a woman flees her old life, creating a new identity as Serena Remington. Her plan to escape the madman and lead him away from family and friends worked for three years. Now he’s back. With nowhere else to run, her only choice is war. Quinn Taylor, her neighbor and a firefighter with expertise in arson, comes to her aid, but will it be in time to save her?

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo and Google Play.


My Free and Bargain Deals:

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Love Gone to the Dogs, — FREE through October 30th

Single mom, Leah Taylor, has her hands full with a grandfather, an inventor, who lives a bit risky when it comes to his job and two sons, one a rambunctious genius. But it is her free-spirited beagle who gets her into trouble with her new neighbor, Dr. Shane O’Grady, when her dog makes a move on his champion bichon that he wants to breed. Leah and Shane clash over their dogs that clearly like each other. Leah is determined to ignore her neighbor, but when her youngest son who tries to defy gravity and fly ends up hurt, it is her neighbor, the doctor, who takes care of her son. Can Leah and Shane find love or has love gone to the dogs?

Available now on Amazon.


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Sadie’s Prize$1.99

Sadie Spencer would stop at nothing to help her students. Even if it meant winning a date with one of Oklahoma’s most eligible bachelors, Andrew Knight, to get him to listen to their needs. But on their “date,” Sadie quickly saw that Andrew was more than the cold businessman she’d assumed he was, and he had a lot more to offer than mere money.

Experience had taught Andrew that he didn’t need anyone in his life. Until Sadie began to show him that he could make a difference in her students’ lives—and in hers. But though the walls he’d built around his heart were slowly crumbling, would he ever find the courage to make peace with his past so that he could be not only Sadie’s prize…but her husband?

Buy now on Amazon, B&N, Apple Books, Kobo, and Google Play.


October Monthly Contest:

The winner for the September Contest is Bernie C. I got wonderful suggestions on a service dog for a wounded ex-Marine with PTSD. I’ve chosen a golden retriever.

This month I need your help picking my hero, Brock Carrington, from the new book, Trapped in Everyday Heroes Series. He was a US Marine but was injured in an attack four years before and lost his left leg below the knee. On top of that when coming home, he dealt with PTSD. He has a service dog. The winner chosen at random will win a $10 Amazon e-gift card (open for US and Canada only). If the winner is from somewhere else, I will send an ebook of choice from one of my Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations Series (10 to choose from). I need your entry to the October contest by November 11th. Please email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com with your suggestion.


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Friends’ Bargain Deals:

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Exposed99¢
By Lynette Bonner, Mary Alford, Lesley Ann McDaniel, Lisa Phillips, Angela Ruth Strong, Alana Terry, Virginia Vaughan.

When you’re running for your life, the most dangerous place to fall is in love.

Buy now on Amazon.


 

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A Family to Call Ours99¢
By Merrillee Whren

Young widow Tara Madsen has spent the last two years dealing with her eight-year-old daughter’s battle with cancer. A new job means having the best Christmas ever, but the arrival of Caleb Fitzpatrick, her employers’ son, and overreaching authorities put that goal in jeopardy.

Caleb returns to his small Massachusetts hometown with one mission—to make sure another charlatan doesn’t take advantage of his parents. When he meets Tara he is immediately on guard. A pretty blonde fooled him once before, and he’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Can Tara soften Caleb’s heart and help him learn to trust and love again?

Buy now: Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and Apple Books.


 

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Meant for Me99¢
By Lyn Cote

The Carlyle Women—four generations, each facing the challenges of her time and each harboring her own painful secret~ Chloe Kimball Carlyle was raised to be the perfect Southern lady. But when a handsome stranger about to leave for war proposes an elopement, Chloe breaks free. America has just entered WWI. Chloe makes her own way in 1917 New York City—a place nothing like home.

Buy now: https://booksbylyncote.com/SWBS/books-by-lyn/meant-for-me


 

Monthly Recipe: Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

Great recipe for Halloween or Thanksgiving dessert. Only 211 calories per cupcake.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree

Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Grease 24 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners. Whisk together the flour, pudding mix, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ground ginger, allspice, cloves, and crystallized ginger in a bowl then set aside.

Beat the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until light and fluffy. The mixture should be noticeably lighter in color. Add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to blend into the butter mixture before adding the next. Beat in the vanilla and pumpkin puree with the last egg. Stir in the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups.

Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

Recipe can be found at allrecipes at https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/152120/pumpkin-ginger-cupcakes/.


 

My recent releases are: Obsessed (book 2, Everyday Heroes), Texas Baby Pursuit (Love Inspired Suspense), Hunted (book 1, Everyday Heroes), Texas Ranger Showdown (Love Inspired Suspense), Lone Star Christmas Rescue (Love Inspired Suspense, Deadly Secrets (book 10, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations),Deadly Fires, Rodeo Knights (book 9, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Her Baby Protector (Love Inspired Suspense), Deadly Night, Silent Night (book 8, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), Deadly Legacy (book 7, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations), and Deadly Dose (book 6, Strong Women, Extraordinary Situations). You can check them out at: https://margaretdaley.com/all-books/.

Take care,

Margaret Daley

Happy Halloween!

www.margaretdaley.com

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