<![CDATA[Brenda Sparks| Award-Winning Romance Author - Blog]]>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 04:03:20 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[#WednesdayWisdom: The Secret of Success Is To Believe in Yourself!]]>Wed, 06 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/wednesdaywisdom-the-secret-of-success-is-to-believe-in-yourself]]><![CDATA[#WednesdayWisdom: The Secret of Success Is To Be Thankful!]]>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/wednesdaywisdom-the-secret-of-success-is-to-be-thankful]]><![CDATA[#WednesdayWisdom: The Secret of Success Is To Work Towards Enlightenment!]]>Wed, 08 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/wednesdaywisdom-the-secret-of-success-is-to-work-towards-enlightenment]]><![CDATA[Make a Date with Harlequin Blog Tour]]>Fri, 03 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/make-a-date-with-harlequin-blog-tour
Title: Make A  Date Blog Tour with Harlequin
Publisher: Harlequin
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Now for a great excerpt from Rough Rider by B. J. Daniels:
After cussing and carrying on for a while, Boone drove down random streets looking for her. Clearly there was someplace she’d wanted to go without him. Or maybe she’d just wanted to be alone.
That thought struck him hard. He’d seen how upset she’d been after finding the stocks and bonds at the bank. Didn’t it make more sense to give her some space? He pulled over, parked and spent the next hour learning as much as he could about PI Hank Knight and his partner.
Everywhere he went, he heard nothing but praise about Hank and respect for C.J. The two were well-known around town as do-gooders. People liked them. People had been helped by them.
So where had all that loot come from? Hank had to be into something illegal. Perhaps a baby ring. The thought that Jesse Rose could have been one of the babies set his teeth on edge. C.J. knew more than she was telling him. Once he found her again…
He’d just driven down one of the main streets in uptown Butte, when he spotted her VW van and went roaring after her, riding her bumper. He cursed him­self as C.J. whipped across two lanes of traffic on Montana Avenue and came to a tire-screaming stop at the curb. Before he could pull in behind her, she was already out of her van and storming toward him.
“What do you think you’re doing?” she demanded.
He wished he knew. He wanted to throttle this woman or kiss her. Right now, he wasn’t sure which and that said a lot about his frustration.
“I have no idea what I hope to accomplish by hanging around Butte—let alone tailing a junior PI who can’t investigate her way out of a paper bag.”
Hands on her hips, she glared at him. “What did you just call me? A junior PI who can’t investigate her way out of a paper bag?” she demanded indig­nantly.
“Prove me wrong. Help me find my sister.”
She glared at him for a full minute. “I told you what I’m doing. Trying to find my partner’s killer.”
“How are you doing on that?”
C.J. narrowed her eyes at him. “There is one more place I need to look. I’m assuming you plan to come along?”

<![CDATA[#WednesdayWisdom: The Secret of Success Is To Be Yourself!]]>Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/wednesdaywisdom-the-secret-of-success-is-to-be-yourself]]><![CDATA[Spooktacular #Giveaway Hop Hosted by @BookHoundsBlog]]>Sun, 15 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://brenda-sparks.com/blog/spooktacular-giveaway-hop-via-bookhoundsblog​Contest is now over. Congratulations to the winner, Gary V.

13 Things I Love About Halloween

13) Candy (my favorite is a peanut butter cup)

12)    costume parties (especially if guests dress in something clever)

11)    ghosts (as long as they aren't in my house)

10)    scary decorations

9)    horror-themed amusement parks (love them)

8)    pranks (as long as no one gets hurt)

7)    witches (especially their magical powers)

 ​6)    trick-or-treating

5)    horror movies on TV (the scarier the better)

4)  children and pets in costumes 

3)  monsters

2)  the feeling of chills going up my spine

1)  And last but definitely not least, the thing I love most about Halloween is the vampires, of course.
Why else would I write about them? ;)
Want to know a little more about my vampire series? Check out this video.

Here are the hop details:
  • The giveaway will run from 10/15/17 through 10/31/17
  • Winner must live in the United States
  • The winner will be selected at random through Rafflecopter to win an autographed set of my Alpha Council Chronicles Series (Books 1, 2, and 3)
  • Gain entry points through the Rafflecopter entry form below.

Can’t wait to see if you win? Would you like a werewolf romance? You can get a free digital copy of my story, Under a Blood Red Moon, today. Please visit the “Welcome Reader” tab to be added to my Readers Group Newsletter distribution list. (Don't worry. Your email is 100% confidential and you can unsubscribe at any time.)

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                                                            Good luck 
                                                HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
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