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Congratulations to Pam K., winner of Julianna Deering's new release, Murder on the Moor!

Congratulations to Alison (agboss) who won Susanne Dietze's The Reluctant Guardian!

Congratulations to Deanna Stevens, Annie of Just Commonly and Trixi O...new owners of The American Heiress Brides Collection!

Monday, July 25, 2016



Three new romance novellas by three Inkwell Authors!  Please join us this week as we celebrate Route 66, The Mother Road, with a nostalgic trip to the not-so-distant past.

 Help us share the fun


It Happened One Night by Jennifer AlLee
RELEASING THIS WEEK!

1939ish Rita Fisk runs the Durlin Hotel (today is known at the Oatman Hotel). Her predictable existence is interrupted one night when Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, newly married in Kingman, drop into the hotel to spend their honeymoon. Edgar, Mr. Gable’s driver and right-hand man, insists their stay be kept hush-hush. Of course, Oatie the ghost picks that night to cause mischief. Then, a reporter shows up, claiming he’s been trailing the famous couple and knows they’re in there somewhere. As Edgar and Rita fight their way through a comedy of errors, even pretending to be a honeymooning couple to throw off the reporter, they grow closer. By the time the night’s over, hopes are shared and promises are made. But is Rita the kind of woman to believe in promises, and is Edgar the kind of man to keep them? 



Movies are king in 1956, and Gallup, New Mexico, on Route 66, is paradise for producing Hollywood B-movies. Veronica Scott wants nothing more than to be an actress, but her polio-afflicted leg has kept her off the casting rolls. Cooper Dean’s only interest in the movie industry revolves around finding justice for his wife’s death. When Cooper and Veronica are cast as secondary characters, much to their surprise, each sees an opportunity to help the other. But their cooperation will put Veronica in danger, and she’ll have to play the role of a lifetime to save them both.

 



The Englishman would look back one day and blame it all on Jazz… 
Flagstaff, Arizona 1930. Full-time Astronomer, and part-time sharp dresser Julian Dyson didn’t discover Pluto but he does discover a nasty case of self-righteousness when a former Ziegfeld Girl’s folly threatens his good name. 
Broadway understudy Clara Longworth and her peculiar younger brother are on their way to a new life in Hollywood when they're stranded along Route 66. Clara is asked to fill in as nightclub entertainment, but her good intentions set her up as accomplice in the blackmailing of a government man who makes the real thugs look classy. Until Julian and Clara put their heads together for more than dancing the Black Bottom, their big-as-the-night-sky dreams are on target to fail. Maybe they need a telescope to see what’s right in front of their starry eyes. 



Jen, Niki and Deb are part of this summer's GET YOUR KISS ON ROUTE 66 SERIES by Forget Me Not Romances.  

We're being virtually catered by  Mr D'z Route 66 Diner from Kingman, Arizona.  Grab a shake and some fries and here's a nickel for the jukebox!




We've spanned the thirties through the fifties, and sampled a lot of mom and pop motels and blue plate specials... Please leave a comment if you'd like to be our drawings-  Remember to safely add your email address. Three random winners will be eligible for our three Ebook giveaways.

We've all traveled on Rt 66. Have you?

Debra E. Marvin might have walked out of a diner in Albuquerque with toilet paper on her shoe.  Or maybe not. Check out her PINTEREST PAGE for Starlight Serenade and put a face to Julian and Clara.  

 Jennifer AlLee has been down this road before. Have you had a chance to read the incredible THE MOTHER ROAD? It's women's fiction with a contemporary setting you're sure to love

Niki Turner recently wandered the halls of the Gallup, N.M. El Rancho Hotel on a mental health road trip with two of her sons. Visit her PINTEREST PAGE for Turquoise Treasure details!



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52 comments:

  1. These books sound great! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Melanie! We had a blast writing these stories

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    2. Thanks, Melanie! Route 66 is full of story ideas, to be sure :D

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  2. Hi Melanie! Thanks for coming by! Please be sure to log in to the Rafflecopter thing and take advantage of all the ways to get entries to win! Blessings! Niki

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  3. These books sound great. Would love to read and review books for you.
    Cheryl Baranski
    CherylB1987 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. Cheryl, I saw your tweets. Thanks so much for sharing them! You've been a great support!

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    2. Thanks for helping us spread the word, Cheryl!

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  4. Three great summer reads! Books sound amazing, thanks for the chance.

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    1. Fun stories, for sure! Thanks, Dianne!

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    2. I think they'd be a lot of fun to read one after the other (instead of reading one over and over again like we've each done.. ha ha) Thanks Dianne!

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    3. Thanks, Dianne! What's really fun about these is that Deb, Niki, and I didn't coordinate with each other, but we ended up writing stories set in the same general vicinity in concurrent years. We go together really well!

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  5. Great giveaway and fun blog! Thanks! lelandandbeckyatreagandotcom

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    1. Thanks Becky! We love commenters ...and encouragement!

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    2. Thanks for being part of the fun, Becky!

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  6. JEN!!! You wrote about Gale and Lombard and you didn't tell ME????

    Why I oughta . . . !!

    Congratulations, all of you! :D

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  7. Ooops, that was GABLE and Lombard. I have no idea who Gale is. O.o

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    1. Rt 66 actually gave us so many opportunities for stories. Jen grabbed up the 'Oatman' hotel story and I know it's going to be awesome (no, I haven't had a chance to get off the hamster wheel and read it).

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    2. DeAnna, yes I did! When I was researching Route 66 for "The Mother Road" I found out so many interesting things...fodder for lots and lots of stories! The Oatman Hotel's claim to fame is that Gable & Lombard spent their honeymoon there. It's well established Route 66 lore, but it most likely isn't true, although they did elope to Kingman, AZ, where they were married. But for my story, I took a "what if" spin and went with it! It was a lot of fun :)

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  8. Congratulations ladies. TY for the giveaway.
    leliamae54@aol.com

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    1. Thanks so much for being part of our release celebration, Lucy!

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  9. LUCY!! I was just going to feel sorry for myself because I looked in and no one was here. Thanks for entering the giveaway!

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  10. I have been on route 66 :) Love those covers!
    dkstevensne AT outlookDotC OM

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    1. Thanks so much, DeAnna. We appreciate it. Each novella in the series has a car on the cover. Very appropriate!

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    2. Thanks so much, Deanna. The covers were designed by Cynthia Hickey, owner of Forget Me Not Romances. I agree, she did a super awesome job on all the books in this series!

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  11. Beautiful covers, and definitely want to read these! Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    godspeculiartreasurerae(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks, Raechel! And thanks for tweeting us!

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    2. Thanks, Raechel! And thanks for tweeting us!

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    3. Thanks so much, Raechel! They were fun to write, too :D

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  12. What a fun series idea! And I totally dig all the covers. Will share the giveaway info. Congratulations, ladies!

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    1. Thanks, Dina! It's always more fun to travel in groups.. ha ha.

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    2. Can you imagine the three of us on a road trip together IRL? We really should do that sometime!

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    3. Thanks a bunch, Dina!

      Deb & Niki - Road trip! Seriously...not only would it be a ton of fun, but imagine all the new book ideas we'd go home with?

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  13. My best friend just shared that her 10 year old daughter is devouring books and when they come for a visit this summer (Lord willing! They've tried to get on a military standby flight 3 times and been turned down or had the flight canceled all 3 times!) from England, she wants me to load her up with good books. I figured I'd use the amazon gift card to do that :-)
    You can email me at my google account that I used to post this or at egilkinc @ juno . com.

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    1. Don't you just love a Bookworm? Good for her! Our favorite young adult series is Dina Sleiman's. Heroic young women, with great moral-to-the story and lots of action. Dauntless, Chivalrous and Courageous. Three great books for young adults but loved by all generations.

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    2. I would agree on the recommendation for Dina's trilogy!

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    3. I add my recommendation for Dina's series. Fabulous!

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  14. It won't let me sign up for Jennifer's mailing list. It says it can not be processed because the account is inactive. But if you'd like to add my email to it yourself I can go in and claim I did it for the entry in the contest. egilkinc @ juno . com.

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    1. Yes, we have heard this, and Jennifer has been on deadline, so I hope she can soon get it fixed. But thanks for going the extra step. We appreciate you stopping in!

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    2. Hello, All! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us celebrate. I've heard that people are having trouble signing up for my newsletter. Unfortunately, I have no idea why! I checked it out and tested it, and everything *seems* fine. I'll look further into it, but if anyone wants to be added to my mailing list, leave your email here and I can add you manually. Thanks!

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  15. These books sound great! :)

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  16. The mystery of the non-functioning mailing list is solved! I changed my website and it wasn't updated on the main Inkwell Page (totally my fault). It's fixed now. The site is at www.jenniferallee.com and the mailing list is under the frog photo. Why a frog? Just because I thought he was cute!

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  17. Love how all the stories are unique but managed to find similar themes. You guys are awesome talented!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Rt 66 seemed to have inspired us all. We didn't talk about plots with each other, either!

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  18. Woohoo! Congratulations on the new releases! I love how you three come up with such fun and fresh stories.

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    1. Thanks Gina! You've encouraged us all, and I appreciate the chance to be part of the Forget Me Not family!

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  19. What fun stories! Congratulations on your releases, ladies! I've already enjoyed Starlight Serenade and look forward to reading the other novellas.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  20. Love Route 66 stories. Want to drive it one day.

    bjleecontests(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for joining in, Becky! We love comments!

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  21. Wow....I just checked to see who had won and saw my name! :) Thank you so much!!

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