Guess who’s on the USA Today HEA blog today talking about their new release?

I am thrilled to be Joyce Lamb’s guest today on the USA Today Happy Ever After blog. Thank you, Joyce, for allowing me the opportunity to talk about my new release entitled Missing Out on Life.

The interview not only has information about the new release but also includes tidbits about me and my writing style. I invite you to check it out: https://happyeverafter.usatoday.com/

Here’s some info about the book:

Tag Line:

Jaded by the past. Closed to a future. Shocked by unveiled secrets. They were meant to be together.

Blurb:

Meredith Wellington receives a call that her sister has been murdered. Her two young nieces land on her doorstep. An instant family is the last thing she needs as she reaches for the top rung of the corporate ladder.

Jeremiah Crown, aka Coach, lives a simple life managing his family’s Kentucky horse ranch. When a damsel in distress decked out in a suit and spiked heels needs assistance, he’s more than happy to help out. Happier still to realize this corporate powerhouse doesn’t recognize him as the man she’d deemed an enemy in high school twenty years earlier.

Once she realizes Coach’s identity, any chance of a romantic relationship disappears. When Meredith places her nieces low on her priority list, Jeremiah reconsiders his attraction to her. When danger comes calling, Meredith realizes this kindhearted veteran has the skill set to help her, if only she could set aside her pride to ask.

Can two people overcome past misunderstandings in time to thwart approaching danger?

 
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Calling all ARC & Beta Readers!

Do you love reading romantic suspense, contemporary or paranormal romance books? Do you want to get your hands on books before the general readership? If so, I’d love to add you to my ARC and/or BETA team. Please contact me if you are interested in being a BETA reader or if you are interested in reading and reviewing ARCs (advance reader copies) in exchange for an honest review. I release about two stories per year. In case you need some convincing, check out these accolades:

Reader email: I finished your book last night and am hoping you are working on your next one.   You definitely have the talent for writing.  I am a huge fan of Debbie Macomber and Susan Mallery and you seem to have that same flare/style of writing.

Reviews:

Covert ExposureI loved this book. It was a quick, enjoyable, sexy read. Ms. Clarizio knows how to build romance so that it’s not just meaningless sex inserted into a story. You can feel the attraction between the Detective Spinelli and the Red haired beauty, Shannon O’Hara. – Jewel Walker

Missing the Crown JewelsI enjoyed how the characters developed along with the plot. I like the mystery and being able to try and figure out who the bad guy is. I especially enjoyed the goid, decent men in the story who will protect and love and cherish the female! Really enjoyed the book! – LaRae G

Family ForeverJust adored this book! Your heartstrings are tugged on both sides.  – Carolyn P.

Plan InterruptedI finished this book yesterday, and I’m still thinking about the characters today. Other reviewers have summarized the story, so I’ll point out that I absolutely loved the way Valerie portrayed Joe’s character and his tenderness as a father. Her ability to reflect the emotions of all her characters is excellent, and I couldn’t believe how many times I was moved to tears while reading the book. The story certainly isn’t typical, and I thoroughly enjoyed Plan Interrupted. Keep up the good work, Valerie. I’m a fan! – Maddie Cochere

MISSING OUT ON LIFE, a Chandler County novel is scheduled for release on June 14th. If you like romantic suspense books you may be interested in this one. ARCs are available! If interested please email me at valclarizio@yahoo.com.

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TV show – Flashpoint

For those of you who know me, you are probably aware that I love to watch movies and television programs. That said, oddly, several years ago I got so angry about the rising cost of my cable TV bill, I actually canceled cable TV. What an adjustment that was, slapping up an antenna to get three to five channels on a good day. After two years of just watching local channels, and getting movies and TV series DVDs from my library, I decided to spring for Amazon Prime and I love it. One of the things I love most is not having to live by a TV program schedule.  Another thing I absolutely love is binge watching TV series’. Recently, I finished a new-to-me program called the Sopranos. You may have heard of it.

Currently, I’m in season two of FLASHPOINT which aired from 2008 to 2012.

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The casting for this show was awesome, especially this guy, Enrico Colantoni:

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The look on this guy’s face, and in his eyes, when he’s talking people down is phenomenal. If you haven’t had a chance to check out this Canadian police drama television series I urge you to do so!

Now, do you have any movie or TV series recommendations for me?

It’s Cover Reveal Day! Check out this beautiful cover for MISSING OUT ON LIFE!

This week is cover reveal week for the soon-to-be released books in cycle three of the Chandler County series. MISSING OUT ON LIFE is my second book in the series. Pre-order links coming soon! #romanticsuspense

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Blurb:

Meredith Wellington receives a call that her sister has been murdered. Her two young nieces land on her doorstep. An instant family is the last thing she needs as she reaches for the top rung of the corporate ladder.

Jeremiah Crown, aka Coach, lives a simple life managing his family’s Kentucky horse ranch. When a damsel in distress decked out in a suit and spiked heels needs assistance, he’s more than happy to help out. Happier still to realize this corporate powerhouse doesn’t recognize him as the man she’d deemed an enemy in high school twenty years earlier.

Once she realizes Coach’s identity, any chance of a romantic relationship disappears. When Meredith places her nieces low on her priority list, Jeremiah reconsiders his attraction to her. When danger comes calling, Meredith realizes this kindhearted veteran has the skill set to help her, if only she could set aside her pride to ask.

Can two people overcome past misunderstandings in time to thwart approaching danger?

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Last year in May I released MISSING THE CROWN JEWELS which is on sale right now at all major ebook retailers  for just $.99.  Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iBooks / Kobo / Playster

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Check out the Chandler County Facebook page to learn more about the other books and authors of Chandler County. Did I mention there was fun and games on the FB page as well? Prizes, too! : https://www.facebook.com/ChandlerCounty/

Sign up for the Chandler County newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/dhNpsn

 

Calling all ARC reviewers and BETA readers!

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Do you love reading romantic suspense, contemporary or paranormal romance books? Do you want to get your hands on books before the general readership? If so, I’d love to add you to my ARC and/or BETA team. Please contact me if you are interested in being a BETA reader or if you are interested in reading and reviewing advance reader copies in exchange for an honest review. I release about two stories per year. In case you need some convincing, check out these accolades:

Reader email: I finished your book last night and am hoping you are working on your next one.   You definitely have the talent for writing.  I am a huge fan of Debbie Macomber and Susan Mallery and you seem to have that same flare/style of writing.

Reviews:

Covert ExposureI loved this book. It was a quick, enjoyable, sexy read. Ms. Clarizio knows how to build romance so that it’s not just meaningless sex inserted into a story. You can feel the attraction between the Detective Spinelli and the Red haired beauty, Shannon O’Hara. – Jewel Walker

Missing the Crown JewelsI enjoyed how the characters developed along with the plot. I like the mystery and being able to try and figure out who the bad guy is. I especially enjoyed the goid, decent men in the story who will protect and love and cherish the female! Really enjoyed the book! – LaRae G

Family ForeverJust adored this book! Your heartstrings are tugged on both sides.  – Carolyn P.

Plan InterruptedI finished this book yesterday, and I’m still thinking about the characters today. Other reviewers have summarized the story, so I’ll point out that I absolutely loved the way Valerie portrayed Joe’s character and his tenderness as a father. Her ability to reflect the emotions of all her characters is excellent, and I couldn’t believe how many times I was moved to tears while reading the book. The story certainly isn’t typical, and I thoroughly enjoyed Plan Interrupted. Keep up the good work, Valerie. I’m a fan! – Maddie Cochere

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Christmas Sale! eReader stuffer!

What are your plans for Christmas? Big family get-together? Nice, quiet alone-time? I’ll soon be entering two days of total family chaos but then I’ll wind down with a glass of wine and my kindle:)

By the way – Guess what’s on sale just in time for Christmas? Do you have a special someone who likes to read romantic suspense stories? For just $.99 you can send MISSING THE CROWN JEWELS to their eReader!

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Buy Links:

Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Kobo / iTunes / 24Symbols

 

 

 

It’s here! The re-release of Love Thaws a Frozen Heart is official! Giveaway, too!

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Love Thaws a Frozen Heart by Valerie J. Clarizio

A short story Yooper romance.

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Publisher:  VJC Books

eBook Price: $.99

ASIN: B077XNRLLH

Tag Line: Sometimes a trip down memory lane is what it takes to fall back in love.

Blurb:

Casey is hell bent on getting Noah to sign divorce papers. Hiding out at his camp, Noah is hell bent on not signing. Procuring a snowmobile, Casey sets out in a blinding snow storm to find him. After crashing, she is near death when Noah finds her. Will a few cabin-bound days cause either of them to change their mind?

GIVEAWAY! Sign up for my newsletter before January 1, 2018 for a chance to win a copy of TAKEN BY SURPRISE a romantic suspense novel. Click here to sign up: http://eepurl.com/bn6QoD

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Thaws-Frozen-Heart-Valerie-Clarizio-ebook/dp/B077XNRLLH/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1512647777&sr=8-6&keywords=valerie+Clarizio

Books2Read Universal Link: https://www.books2read.com/u/mVZnE5

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-thaws-a-frozen-heart-valerie-j-clarizio/1127580976?ean=2940155002628

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/love-thaws-a-frozen-heart

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/love-thaws-a-frozen-heart/id1320555571?mt=11&ign-itsct=1320555571-1320555571&ign-itscg=0177&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Key Words: Contemporary Romance, Yooper, Snowmobile, Divorce

 

About the Author:

Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.

Author’s Social Media links

Website/Blog: https://valclarizio.wordpress.com/

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bn6QoD

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Valerie.Clarizio/

Facebook Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/clarizioscronies/

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/valerie-j-clarizio

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VClarizio

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100928949465109415957/posts

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/valerieclarizio/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Valerie-J.-Clarizio/e/B00A87RJVS/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_8?qid=1476915213&sr=8-8

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New Release Alert & Giveaway! Second Go-Round by Lynn Burke

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Elite Escorts #2

Contemporary Erotic Romance, Suspense

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Cover Art: Jay Aheer/Simply Defined Art

Blurb:

Christine Gemberling doesn’t enjoy breaking hearts, but she has yet to find a man who knows how to handle the package between his legs well enough to satisfy her needs. No man has held her interest beyond a second date—much less her love. Until one sultry night with an Elite Escort rocks her world like never before.

Professional escort Jarod Zimmerman has a strict code when working with clients—no emotional attachments. But the beer-drinking, football loving Christine and her curves push beyond his control, until the guarded playboy finds himself craving another go-round with the only woman intriguing enough to make him break his own code.

With her defenses stronger than his favorite football team, it will take more than Jarod’s talents in bed to change her stance on relationships. He’ll have to sacrifice his heart when the unexpected circumstance thrown their way threatens to rip them apart forever.

*Warning: Exhibition, spanking, anal sex, sex toys

Purchase Links:

Evernight Publishing: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/second-go-round-by-lynn-burke/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077ZMFSD8

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B077ZMFSD8

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/765647 

Giveaway:

$25 Amazon Gift Card and Author Lynn Burke mug

Taking place Dec 8th – 22nd

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 Rafflecopter Link:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ZmUzYjUwNjc0NTRmNGVkMzI3MzAzNzg5MjM4YmZiOjY5/?

About Lynn Burke:

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Lynn Burke is a full time mother, voracious gardener, and scribbler of spicy romance stories. A country bumpkin turned Bay Stater, she enjoys her chowdah and Dunkin Donuts when not trying to escape the reality of city life.

Links:

Website: https://www.authorlynnburke.com

Blog: http://authorlynnburke.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Author-Lynn-Burke-555282497937461

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorLynnBurke

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorlynnburke/

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Check out Gale Stanley’s Silent Knight / Sleepless Knight

Silent Knight / Sleepless Knight by Gale Stanley

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Genres: New Release, Gay Romance, Multiple Partners, Holiday

Length: Box Set

Page Count: 145

Publisher’s Note: Silent Knight, Sleepless Knight (Duet) contains the previously published novellas Silent Knights and Sleepless Knights.

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Paul Stanton thought he had it all, a great job, a beautiful condo and a stable relationship with his boss, but when his lover dumps him for another man, Paul is forced to rethink his life. Rather than spend the holidays alone in San Francisco he visits his childhood home in rural Pennsylvania. But only a few days with his family is enough to convince Paul that you can’t go home again.

Paul leaves for the airport in the midst of a snowstorm. Stranded in the woods, a chance meeting with a hunter is his only option for survival. Paul knows the type, a backwoods bigot just like the men he grew up with, but what choice does he have? A few days with the hunter convinces Paul there’s more to Andy Reynolds than meets the eye. But is it enough to bind two men who have nothing in common except their sex?

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Andy and Paul are totally committed to each other, but when the two-year itch infects their relationship, Paul becomes distant and refuses to talk about it. Andy arranges a much needed vacation, but on the way home they pick up a hitchhiker who’s willing to trade sex for a roof over his head. Andy will do anything to make Paul happy, even if it means bringing another man into their bed. But is a threesome really the answer? Or will it drive them further apart?

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Excerpt:

Andy studied his houseguest. Under different circumstances, Paul’s features would be extremely appealing, but right now, his high cheekbones were an unhealthy shade of pale, and his sensual lips were blue. He hoped Paul would accept his help. “Okay, let’s get you into bed.”

“I usually get dinner first,” Paul mumbled.

Paul’s attempt at humor was a good sign. Andy chuckled. “I’ll give you something to nibble on later, city boy.”

Andy helped his unexpected guest to the sleeping alcove. It was only across the room, but Paul leaned heavily on Andy, and by the time he sat on the bed, sweat beaded on Paul’s forehead. The man was obviously exhausted, but he tried to push Andy away when he attempted to undress Paul.

“Come on, city boy. You need to warm up.”

“I’m good.” Paul’s sentence ended with a shiver.

“You’re not good. You’re hypothermic and maybe frostbitten. Let me take your clothes off, and maybe we’ll save a few body parts.”

Andy’s harsh words must have gotten through to Paul. He stopped protesting and allowed Andy to undress him. When only Paul’s boxers remained, Andy surveyed his body with a clinical eye. There were no disturbing signs of frostbite. He just needed to rest and warm up. Paul might be cold, but he was also incredibly hot. Andy couldn’t help checking out his houseguest’s perfect golden tan. Obviously, the man was from a warmer locale. And Paul’s lean, muscular body, sprinkled with light brown hair, shouted gym rat.

Available at

Changeling Press | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

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Author Bio and Links

Gale Stanley grew up in Philadelphia PA. She was the kid who always had her nose in a book, her head in the clouds, and her hands on a pad and pencil.

Some things never change.

Website | Blog | Twitter | FaceBook | Instagram | Pinterest

Happy Reading!

Pre-Order is up for LOVE THAWS A FROZEN HEART! Look now to score a frozen Grasshopper pie recipe, too.

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The $.99 pre-order for Love Thaws a Frozen Heart is ready for clicking at most major online book retailers!

I recently received the rights back to this short contemporary romance that is sure to warm your heart during this cold season.

Blurb:  Casey is hell bent on getting Noah to sign divorce papers. Hiding out at his camp, Noah is hell bent on not signing. Procuring a snowmobile, Casey sets out in a blinding snow storm to find him. After crashing, she is near death when Noah finds her. Will a few cabin-bound days cause either of them to change their mind?

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Nab your $.99 copy now!

Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Kobo / Scribd / iTunes

As promised, here’s a recipe for GRASSHOPPER PIE!

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24 Marshmallows and 1/2 C Milk – Melt in double boiler and cool.

Crust: 24 thin chocolate wafers (crushed) and 1/3 C melted butter.  Mix well and press into a 9″ pie tin, and chill for 1 hours.

Add to the marshmallow mixture, 1 ounce cream de cocoa, 1 ounce crème de menthe and 1/2 pint cream (whipped).  Pour over crust and refrigerate until set.