Happy Valentine’s Day!

It’s Valentine’s Day and here I am, enthralled with this young ice skating couple representing France, Vanessa James and Morgan Cipres. They’ll be competing in the Olympics with this routine (if they haven’t already done so) and I wish them all the very best.

They’re simply pure poetry on the ice and with the way I can’t stop watching them, I’m bound to have characters by the names of Vanessa and Morgan pretty soon. I haven’t cared for pairs ice skating for as long as I can remember, but when I saw this couple three weeks ago, that was it. I love them.

Anyway, for Valentine’s Day, I’ll probably treat myself to a nice cup of coffee and a cookie and then drop the kid off at school and pick him up after I do some writing because heaven knows, I am so behind. It’s a Wednesday after all and there’s no rest for the weary.

Not even on Valentine’s Day.

There will be roses, probably, something I’ll teach my son that women love to receive flowers on Valentine’s day. He hasn’t quite gotten the meaning of certain days yet; he thinks every special day is HIS day and so he’s the one who should get the cake, the flowers, and definitely the presents.

Speaking of Valentine’s Day, one of my books is free for a limited time. It’s Date Night, the one with quite a bit of sex in it, a collection of short stories beginning with Esme and Evan and couples some of you may recognize, Ashe/Riley, Heath/Billie, Sam/Erik, and Dax/Harlow.




It’s Boxing Day (or Fill Your E-Reader Day!)

It’s the day after Christmas and it’s time to box everything up – but I’m not because I’m writing for most of the day (the muse finally stopped by late last night but I was too tired to write). And if you’re in the mood to discover new romance authors, then today is your lucky day. My friends have free and $0.99 books you can download to your e-readers and even a giveaway!

First, my friend Elizabeth Lynx has her book free for a limited time. Just click the link to download for Kindle:


Author Sydney Logan has two of her books FREE today:


Turn the Page: http://a.co/6p4KP2W
Meet Cute: http://a.co/0GOThrR

And then the group promotions:



If you’re in the mood for short reads, you can download books of different genres (not just romance) here. A newsletter sign-up is required for this one:


Hope you find a book or two (or more) to read today!

And the Winners Are…

Yup, it’s time to announce the winners of my giveaway hops the past two weeks.

The winner of the $10 Amazon Gift Card for the Naughty Santa Blog Hop is Rachel.

Dirty Santa for December Blog Hop

Congratulations are also in order for Susan Homan who won the signed paperback of Loving Ashe and the Coach side-wristlet from my Facebook Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop.

I’ve emailed both winners and sent out the prizes which is a record for me since I’m so forgetful!

There are still two winners to pick out for the Audible codes. I ended up picking winners from an existing giveaway from earlier in the year that already had winners and sent them my last two US codes by mistake. So those are pretty much gone but I’ll pick the correct winners later today (hopefully the UK codes will work for them) after I’ve had my coffee. I had picked the first batch of winners around midnight last week, too bleary-eyed to realize what I’d done until it was too late and I haven’t heard back from them to let them know that I’d picked them for an expired giveaway (especially since they didn’t enter the audible codes one).

But oh well… Next time, I’m waiting till AFTER I’ve had my coffee and am fully awake before I do anything that requires brain cells.

Anyway, my last newsletter of the year just went out as well. If you haven’t received my newsletter, you can read it here as well as sign up here.

It’s a Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop (over on FB)

Yup! It’s the second year I’m joining sixty-two (62) fellow chick lit and rom-com authors in the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop and it’s a big one! So if you’re a fan of chick lit of romantic comedies, make sure to check out the hop and enter to win some amazing prizes from your favorite and new-to-you authors as well as the main prizes that include $100 Amazon gift cards, perfect for buying more books!

So what’s my giveaway?

Well, it’s one of my books, some book swag, and a Coach side-wristlet that perfectly matches the book. (It only took me an hour to finalize the darn graphic below, but it’s so color-coordinated I’m chuffed to bits!)


To enter, you’ll need to click on the image or here to go to my Facebook page and enter.  It should be the pinned post on the page and the contest goes on until December 16 so definitely check it out.

On an unrelated note, I posted something about the fire off the 405 freeway a few hours ago but ended up deleting it after learning that a stable/ranch where I’ve gone to ride horses lost everything, including 30 horses. Shortly after that, my phone blared to notify me to stay on high alert because strong winds overnight means extreme fire danger. <sigh> Such is life. It’s been surreal the past few days. Heck, make it the past year!

It’s a Dirty Santa Blog Hop!

It’s time for the Dirty Santa Blog Hop sponsored by Up Till Dawn Book Blog, and I’m glad you stopped by! In case we haven’t met, I’m Liz and I write contemporary romance and women’s fiction. My latest novel, Falling for Jordan, book 2 in A Different Kind of Love series, follows one doctor’s one-night stand that results in an unexpected pregnancy and a little white lie she tells everyone to save her reputation. And when he pops back into her life again, she’ll need to decide whether her reputation is more important than the truth.

For this romance blog hop, I’m giving away a straight-to-Kindle copy of Falling for Jordan and a $10 Amazon gift card, perfect for buying more books! Simply click on the banner below to enter the giveaway!

When you’re done, come back here and hop on over to the other participating blogs listed below!


1. Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog 7. Shannon Nemechek 13. Sabrina’s Musings
2. Author J.D. Wright 8. Ysa Arcangel’s Den 14. Jana Richards
3. Rosanna Leo 9. Samie Sands 15. Readeropolis
4. Michelle’s Musings 10. Melinda Valentine 16. Tammysdragonfly
5. Liz Durano 11. Bargnhtress
6. Erin Lee 12. Miranda Holman

Black Friday is Here and That Means FREE Books!

Yup, I’m staying home for Black Friday like I do most Black Fridays since I realized most of the stuff on sale that I have to battle for I can get for a better price on Cyber Monday with bit of patience. Besides, I’m broke at the moment… (note to self: no more exclusive model photo purchases!)

So, what’s a girl to do on Black Friday? Well, she’s going to link to FREE romance books. Romance books, everywhere.

First, there’s Carrie Lomax’s debut novel, Holiday Heat, that I reviewed here. I hope you’ll enjoy Alyssa and Marc’s story and when you have time, please leave a review!

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

And that’s not all! Here are more than 80 books for you to download away!

Just click on the image or here and download to your heart’s content!

And happy Black Friday weekend!

Treat Yourself with Romance Books Today!

I feel like I should be holding a basket somewhere and sprinkling flower petals and glitter to anyone passing by this blog – only it’s free books. Either that or I should make myself a cup of coffee first and wake up so I make some sense.

But I don’t want you to miss the chance of downloading over 75 free books today – and today only! So head on over to OMGReads and find as many books as you want to fill your e-reader. It’s not just for your Kindle. There are books for your iPad, Nook or Kobo reader, too!

And no, there’s no catch at all! Just free romance books – 75 of them that you can download today only.

So what else have I been doing? Well, I’ve had to push back the release date of Falling for Jordan to October and now I have 40 days to rewrite this baby. Yup, I am in rewrite city as we speak although today, I only wrote only 800 words when my goal was to write more. But it’s a whole new Addison and Jordan, and more of the type of heroes and heroines that usually make my heart beat faster.

Other than that, the kid is back in school and so I’ve been able to think a bit clearly – hence the rewrite and the whole “what-on-earth-was-I-thinking-I-could-write-x-amount-of-books-during-the-summer?” I’ve snapped out of that hallucination and will be writing what I want to write when I want to write, no pressure.

Well… maybe a little.

And the Results Are In!

I can’t believe it’s the weekend already which means I get to pick and announce the winner of the Indie-pendence Blog Hop! I’m actually tired because ever since I clicked on a parody clip of the song Despacito (I’d told myself never to listen to that song but darn it, I did click on one by Michael Bustos called “I Wear Speedos” and you should, too), I haven’t stopped hearing the song in my sleep for the past two nights. In my sleep! But I digress…

I let the Random Number Generator pick one out of 89 visitors who told me what they were currently reading and #81, Amanda, who said she was rereading Fallen Crest High by Tijan is the winner!

Congratulations! I’ll be emailing you today with your confirmation.

Oh, and don’t forget to watch Mikey Bustos’ I Wear Speedos parody. Then we can all hear the song in our sleep! I don’t want to be the only one! 

Indie-pendence Blog Hop Giveaway!

Welcome to the Indie-pendence Blog Hop & Giveaway, hosted by Love Kissed Book Bargains!

I’m Liz and I write contemporary romance, from older women loving younger men to Hollywood stars falling for the barista next door. My latest release is NEED, a Drazen World novella set in CD Reiss’ Submission series and it’s out now.

For the hop, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card.  To enter, tell me what you’re currently reading in the comments. My novel, Finding Sam – Part One is also free so grab a copy before you go!

Winners will be chosen at random. Giveaway is open from 12pm EST on 7/14 until 11:59pm EST on 7/28.

The next stop on the hop is Ja’Nese Dixon. To enter to win her prize, please visit her blog here: http://www.janesedixon.com

Don’t forget to visit: http://lovekissedbookbargains.com/2017/07/12/indie-pendence-blog-hop-giveaway/

Enter the Grand Prize Giveaway to win a FREE Kindle!