Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Linda Lael Miller Scholarships

New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller will award $15,000 in scholarships to women 25 years or older who have a difficult time finding scholarships for which they qualify. As in previous years, the funds may be used not only for tuition and books, but also for child care, transportation and other expenses not covered by traditional scholarships. Miller�s intention for the scholarship program is to help women leap the barriers keeping them from building a better life for themselves and their families. Find the 2010 Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women application form and rules at http://www.lindalaelmiller.com/.

CALL ME MRS. MIRACLE - Debbie Macomber

I watched Mrs. Miracle last holiday season and loved it.  This is a press release for Call Me. Mrs. Miacle.

There’s no better time for a little romance than the holiday season, and no better way to stretch gift dollars than a good book. This year, with romance novels more popular than ever (accounting for more than $1.3 billion in sales last year), New York Times bestselling author, Debbie Macomber has crafted a wonderful new holiday story to delight fans this festive season.

And, for the second time, Debbie Macomber’s Mrs. Miracle will star in a holiday movie: the Hallmark Original Movie made from the novel will debut Saturday, November 27, 2010 (8p.m. ET/PT; 7C). Last year, the first Mrs. Miracle production was one of the season’s highest-rated holiday movies.

#1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Debbie Macomber brings you the gift of a story that’s destined to become a Christmas classic, in CALL ME MRS. MIRACLE (MIRA Books, October 2010. $CALL ME MRS. MIRACLE is a story that embodies the holiday season and everything it means and sees the return of Emily Merkle in her first appearance since MRS. MIRACLE, Debbie Macomber’s 1996 novel, and the 2009 Hallmark Channel TV movie of the same name starring Doris Roberts of Everybody Loves Raymond.

This Christmas, Emily Merkle (call her Mrs. Miracle!) is working in the toy department at Finley’s, the last family-owned department store in New York City. And her boss is none other than…Jake Finley the owner’s son. For Jake, holiday memories of brightly wrapped gifts, decorated trees and family were destroyed in a Christmas Eve tragedy years before. Now the spirit of the season means just one thing to him – and to his father. Profit. Because they need a Christmas miracle to keep the business afloat.

Holly Larson needs a miracle, too. She wants to give her eight-year-old nephew, Gabe, the holiday he deserves. Holly’s widowed brother is in the army and won’t be home for Christmas, but at least she can get Gabe that toy robot from Finley’s, the one gift he desperately wants. If she can figure out how to afford it…

Fortunately, it’s Mrs. Miracle to the rescue. Next to making Children happy, she likes nothing better than helping others – and that includes doing a bit of matchmaking!

This Christmas will be different. For all of them.


Hallmark Channel, the biggest holiday destination in television, presents Five-time Emmy® Award winner Doris Roberts in the World Premier of “Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, November 27, (8p.m. ET/PT; 7C). The telefilm is based on prolific writer Debbie Macomber’s upcoming literary release, Call Me Mrs. Miracle and is the sequel to the highest-rated Hallmark Channel Original Movie of 2009. The film also stars Jewel Staite, (“Stargate: Atlantis”), Eric Johnson (“Rookie Blue”) and Lauren Holly (“The Town That Christmas Forgot”).

No one celebrates the holidays like Emily Merkle (Roberts) – Mrs. Miracle as she is known by some – who is back to insure that this Christmas is the most magical and meaningful of all. When Mrs. Miracle appears as a seasonal employee in the toy department at the financially troubled Finley’s Department Store, neither the store’s owners, nor the customers, have any idea of the saintly events that are about to unfold. None of them can even say who hired Mrs. Merkle or where exactly she came from, but her illustrious and angelic spirit will dispel gloom, drive away misery, and prove that miracles happen every day, especially on Christmas. With Mrs. Miracle in charge of the holidays, toys fly off shelves, Finley’s business is saved, and its owners and customers all find renewed faith in the spirit of Christmas. Yes, just when it seemed Christmas might not come at all this year, Finley’s favorite employee proves they don’t call her Mrs. Miracle for nothing!

“Debbie Macomber’s Call Me Mrs. Miracle” is an MRM Productions, Ltd. Harvey Kahn is the producer. Michael M. Scott is directing from a script by Nancey Silvers, which is based on the novel Call Me Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber.

Debbie Macomber is one of America’s leading voices in women’s fiction. Her work has appeared on every major bestseller list, including those of the New York Times, USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly and Entertainment Weekly. There are more than 140 million copies of her books in print. Her 2010 holiday hardcover from MIRA Books, Call Me Mrs. Miracle goes on sale September 28.

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 90 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading network in providing quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, general entertainment and home and lifestyle content. Hallmark Channel’s sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.

Watch the video of  Call Me Mrs. Miracle here

Monday, September 13, 2010

Giveaway USA Only - Book Blogger Appreciation Week Sept 13-17

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This is for Moon Craving NOT Moon Awakening.  September 13 thru 17..

Book Description:

When Talorc-laird of the Sinclair clan and leader of his werewolf pack- must wed an Englishwoman, he's shocked to find that she is his mate. Deaf since childhood, Abigail hopes to keep her affliction from Talorc as long as possible, just as he has no intention of telling her that he's a werewolf. But when Abigail learns that the husband she's begun to love has deceived her, it will take all his warrior's strength-and his wolf's cunning-to win his wife back.

Friday, September 10, 2010

BlogFest - September 10 thru 12, 2010

For a chance to win many items, join Blogfest and surf the blogs here

Here at Romance Author Buzz, I'm giving away an autographed copy of Debbie Macomber's 44 Cranberry Point I recently picked up at her Tea Room in Port Orchard, Washington।

Yes this will be an international prize and I will draw after midnight the 12th and post the morming of the 13th. Thanks all for entering!

Dear Reader,

I love living in Cedar Cove, but things haven't been the same since a man died at our B and B. Turns out his name was Max Russell, and Bob had known him briefly in Vietnam.We still don't have any idea why he came here and—most important of all—who killed him. Because it now appears that he was poisoned. I sure hope somebody figures it out soon!
Not that we're providing the only news in Cedar Cove these days. I heard that Jon Bowman and Maryellen Sherman are getting married. And Maryellen's mom, Grace, has more than her share of interested men! The question is: Which one is she going to choose? Olivia—I guess it's Olivia Griffin now— is back from her honeymoon, and her mother, Charlotte (who's in her mid-seventies at least), seems to have a man in her life, too. I'm not sure Olivia's too pleased….

There's lots of other gossip I could tell you. Come by for a cup of tea and one of my blueberry muffins and we'll talk.  Peggy Beldon

From: Publishers Weekly
The books in Macomber's contemporary Cedar Cove series are like a box of assorted Krispy Kremes: light and fluffy but irresistibly delicious and addictive. In this fourth entry, Peggy and Bob Beldon, owners of the Thyme & Tide B&B, are still recovering from the shock of discovering Bob's war buddy, Max Russell, murdered in one of their rooms. Bob suspects that Max's death has something to do with a horrible experience in Vietnam and now finds himself looking over his shoulder, fearing for his own safety. More unsettling is Max's fragile daughter, who shows up on a stormy night seeking shelter and answers.

Almost everyone from Macomber's previous books (311 Pelican Court, etc.) makes an appearance in this one, each with his or her own bit of drama. Readers will be eager to learn whether Celia and Ian will have the courage to try for another baby after the premature death of their infant daughter, or whether Maryellen can convince Jon to forgive his parents before their wedding day, or whether the charming man courting Olivia's 70-year-old mother is really who he says he is. While most of these questions are left unanswered, this installment ties up the Beldons' story with a satisfying and surprising denouement।
For another chance to win an autographed book, stop by Marilyn's Romance Reviews here to win a copy of Susan Mallery's The Sassy One!


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