Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Midnight Book Reader: For the Love of Winter - Book Tour and Giveaway

For the Love of Winter Anthology Cover

Midnight Book Reader: For the Love of Winter - Book Tour and Giveaway:  

For the Love of Winter

A First Coast Romance Writers Collection of Holiday Romances

with stories by

Lia Davis, Danica Winters, Leah Miles, Merrie Angel, C.L. Hart, Tessa Lyons,

V.L. Czerny, Sara J. Walker, Gloria Ferguson, M.J. Gates, Tessie Benton, Sally Murphy, Marie Morton

Sprints against time, second-chance romances, and enemies to lovers are some of the themes

adding sparkle to this collection of holiday short stories. Bake your cookies, light some candles,

trim your trees, and be enchanted with thirteen sweet-to-spicy Chanukah, Christmas, and New

Year’s novellas that will sweep you from colonial days to contemporary times—each bearing a

gift of happily-ever-after grand finales. This joyous collection is...

​​​​​​​A Winter Mating by Lia Davis

He returns to Willow Glen with one goal, to claim his mate. Convincing her that she belongs to him will be his toughest challenge, but he’s not above using seduction to get what he wants.

One Night at Christmas by Danica Winters

As the busy owner of a veterinary clinic, Emily Avery always has her hands full of puppies but empty of the one thing she really isn’t sure she wants anyway—a man. When the kind-hearted Derek Night makes an emergency call to help his mom's naughty pup, they both must step outside of their shells and let the magic of Christmas and one mischievous pup bring them together. 

The Christmas Crash by Tessa Lyons

Sparks fly when a relentless optimist and a grieving veterinarian are snowed in together at Christmas. Can they rediscover the magic of the season and find love in the most unexpected place?

His Christmas Date by Sara J. Walker

In this heartwarming story of seasoned romance, Dino Dudley and Hilde McQuire must navigate family drama and their own emotional baggage to find true love. 

Jordyn’s Christmas Gift by Marie Morton

Jordyn Billings, a busy marketing executive, is gifted a holiday getaway to Chateau D'Or by her family, where she discovers an unforgettable and life-changing Christmas gift.​​​​​​​

Four Chanukahs and a Wedding by Merrie Angel

Widowed and alone in 1973, Millie explores a professional photographer's life, and stumbles upon Adam--an insatiable adventure seeker related to Jackie Kennedy. Will they find a way to ignite a flame that burns far beyond Millie's expectations and set ablaze their own festival of lights? 

Recipe for Romance by Gloria Ferguson

Ashley McClain wants to win the Holiday Bake-Off with her late mom’s cupcake recipe. Can she join forces with her friend and neighbor to claim the prize and a bit of romance just in time for Christmas?

Before the Rising Sun by V.L. Czerny

Their romance blighted at a colonial ball, Gertrude and Nicholas, forgetting their past acquaintance, are maneuvered by the Christmas spirit to set love loose and so refashion time’s expected plans.

Unexpected Angels by C.L. Hart

Sometimes the best things come together when everything is falling apart.

Christmas Market Magic by Tessie Benton

Sydney Hawthorne hires an escort for a business date, but he's not what he appears to be, and their mutual deception sparks desire while careers hang in the balance.

A Merry White Christmas by Sally Murphy

Merry London, tasked with organizing an opulent Christmas ball for the McPhersons, faces an unexpected challenge in the form of Joel McPherson, whose fiery charm threatens to melt her icy exterior and unravel her meticulously laid plans.  

Lavender and Love Restored by M.J. Gates

Chief architect Jess Carlson is restoring a haunted historic hotel and helping a friendly spirit while reclaiming her life and love before the hotel’s grand reopening on New Year’s Eve.

Marry Me by Midnight by Leah Miles

Navy SEAL Kendall Nelson can’t manage a successful proposal, and single mom Luisa Sanchez has no time for romance. 

Proceeds benefit the First Coast Romance Writers, an independent non-profit organization helping writers hone their craft and expand their knowledge of the publishing industry.


Tuesday, November 14, 2023

L J Green Author - designs T-Shirts for Authors

One of the fun things I like to do for myself and my customers is create fun, themed designs, memes, and gather quotes from our books as well as book covers to create fun and one-of-a-kind wearable art such as T-Shirts, Hats, Coffee Mugs, Mousepads and more. Just because we are not "Best Selling Authors"...YET! Does not mean that we cannot share our vision of our author business and books with others out there who may appreciate it. 

I do it through Shopify and Printful (Print on Demand) companies. They provide the online store, merchandise and I provide the designs to put on them, do the digital marketing and hopefully get some sales going. Shopify allows you to embed your categories of products on pages of your website --- see the sidebar and it also connects to social media accounts that will allow you to share the listings on your pages. 

Support each other - Buy from an indie author/Small Business people this month. They could use your support. And Please - Like, Share, Subscribe and Comment on each of my social media pages that you visit and this website!

Thanks so much.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Connieann's Corner: Waiting for my calendar...

Connieann's Corner: Waiting for my calendar...: Defend the Flock I think my daughter and I have started a new tradition. Chinese on Christmas Day at Mr. Han's was great! We had salt an...

It's That Time of Year Again - NaNoWriMo2023

YES! It is that time of year again. Have you signed up for #NaNoWriMo2023? Well, I have and I am determined to finally finish both "Bloody Murder at the Blanche Hotel" and "Dastardly Deeds at the Dearborn Theater" Because I still have 3 or 4 books waiting in the wings for the Misadventures of Janie and Diane. I have one chapter done in the Blanche series and I will be doing one chapter tonight in the Dearborn one. Of course, as I get them done they will be posted on Kindle Vella for all to read, comment, like and subscribe to.

I really just wanted to see how many words I actually type in a month when I do it regularly. Yes, I have gone back to college and am taking 2 courses in 7 weeks before the Spring term begins. I am hoping to get scholarships and grants by then so that I can take 6 classes in Spring, 4 in summer and that will leave only 4 or 5 for next Fall! Obtaining my bachelor's degree has always been a goal of mine. So wish me luck. 

And if you really want to help an author out you will purchase coins to read my stories on Kindle Vella, buy some merch from my LJ Green's Emporium and share all of these with your friends and family. Directed donations for my college fund are also very much appreciated. My Company - Southern Dragon Publishing - is also offering discounts on their services for self-publishing authors who are just starting out and want to get their book business off to the right start. She has self-publishing packages and even personal one-on-one training sessions available in the coming weeks and months. These are all scheduled through her ZOOM account.

CLICK HERE For those writers who are participating this year check out my profile page

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Newly Designed Mousepads from My Fellow Steampunk Writers and Readers

 Creating designs for merchandise is fun and can be a way for authors to make a little money as well. It can be a way to bring readers into your writing world as well. It is a way for them to support the writers. The great thing is you do not have to be perfect. The Print on Demand Companies will help you to ensure that the designs look good on each of the products you create. Check it out:


Monday, August 21, 2023

The World of Steampunk - Episode 6 with Gail Carriger

Found a great steampunk show on YouTube. They do not have a lot of episodes yet but they do have an entertaining venue. This episode has my favorite steampunk author, Gail Carringer. Check it out!