27 January 2014

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Celebrating Sandra Marton


How many times can we fall in love? If you're among the lucky millions who have copies of Sandra Marton's classic romances on your shelve that answer could be as many books as you can read! Sandra's romances have heroes we long to meet - and when we read them, we can fall in love with each of them vicariously.

Today, I've chosen to celebrate Sandra Marton, one of the authors who's been on my TBR must-read shelf for quite a long time. I honor her dedication to her readers and her immense kindness and compassion to others. In a few weeks, she'll be releasing the third book in her Wilde Sisters series (see my review of the series to date). I hope you'll all join me then to welcome her to FFF to discuss this series, the new book (Lissa: Sugar & Spice) and what might be next. Could there be more from the Wildes?

But what I'd like to focus on today is one of things I most admire about Sandra and her books, the way in which she can both sweep us away with her handsome alpha heroes as well as tackle some difficult topics in some of her stories - whether it's the treatment of women in other cultures or within our own. She challenges us, as readers, to help and to act responsibly towards others, while at the same time giving our dreams wings.

When I said that Sandra was generous and kind, I meant it. For all of use who've been experiencing the Arctic Front and shivering this winter, she's given us the chance to heat up our hearts (and our Kindles), with a collection of five of her early classic romances. On sale through 30 January, this collection is, as Sandra has described it: "Five delicious romances featuring men who steal hearts, break rules, and get the girl. From a city girl and her cowboy, to a reformed thief who only wants one thing...."

In addition, I've also heard from several writers about how supportive Sandra has been of their careers - from the time before they were even published through their present success. She's one of the true nice people that everyone feels blessed to meet - and just happens to be a bestselling author too!

So today, let's toast Sandra Marton, the USA Today bestselling author, whose books are a global phenomenon!

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THE SPOTLIGHT IS ON

ON SALE THIS WEEK ONLY FOR $0.99

Five full length novels of Classic Romance. Sexy. Sassy. Tender. Tantalizing.

Intimate Strangers
A city girl & a hard-bodied cowboy, stranded alone together in the wilderness.

Night Fires
New Orleans. Mardi Gras. A woman on the run, and the lover who may also be her killer.

Fly Like an Eagle
He’s a reformed jewel thief, or so he claims. But he also steals women’s hearts.

Deal With The Devil
A nation in flames. A dangerous stranger can save her, if she agrees to become his wife.

Lovescenes
A rock star making a career change. A struggling actress. Is he using her to get what he wants?

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

Enter to win the Sandra Marton Celebration Giveaway

One winner will receive three eBooks by Sandra Marton



*Includes Wilde Family short story "The Gift." Can ex-Special Ops warrior Kazimir Savitch save Ekaterina Rostov from marriage to a dissolute prince? After one incredible night together, Kaz vows that he will, no matter the cost.


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ABOUT SANDRA

Sandra Marton is a USA Today Bestselling Author with approximately 35,000,000 (and counting!) books in print in twenty-plus languages. Sandra’s Harlequin Presents novels all feature the sexy, gorgeous, complex, tough on the outside but tender on the inside Alpha heroes she loves to create. So do all her brand new single title novels: The Prince of Pleasure, Emily: Sex & Sensibility (The Wilde Sisters, book one), Jaimie: Fire & Ice (The Wilde Sisters, book two) and, coming soon, Lissa: Sugar & Spice (The Wilde Sister, book three).

Sandra has won the Holt Medallion. She’s been a finalist for the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA award four times. She’s won eight Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Awards and was honored with their Career Achievement Award for Series Romance.

Sandra always dreamed of becoming a writer. She wrote poems when she was little, moved on to writing short stories by the time she was in university. She was graduated with Honors in English but, she says, life—a lovely one—intervened with her writing dream. She married, had a family, became active politically in the small town outside New York City where she and her husband lived. Then, one day, she paused long enough to realize her dream was getting away from her and decided to do something about it.

Sandra wrote her very first novel, a romance she called Rapture in the Sands. She sent a synopsis and one chapter to several publishers. A senior editor at Harlequin liked what she’d read and asked to see the rest. After revisions, Harlequin Mills and Boon Ltd bought and published the book.

Today, Sandra is a full time author. She lives in northern Connecticut with her husband, who was her childhood sweetheart, in a sun-drenched house surrounded by woods.

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