AnnMarie Oakes’ Invites You to the Valentine’s Day Gift H0p #romance

ValentinesDayGiftHopWelcome to the Valentine’s Day Gift Hop! Thank you to our hostess Skye Warren 🙂

This week, authors and bloggers are giving away books, gift cards and even a Kindle Paperwhite!

All commenters on this blog will be entered to win a $10 Amazon.com gift card. Comment button is a bit hidden at the bottom.

Yesterday, I started thinking about what to do on Valentine’s Day with my husband. It will be a night in for us, as it is unlikely we could get child care and restaurants will probably be packed.

I saw some really nifty ideas on Pinterest for making a candy gift basket. You make some little tags and you stick them on candy. Something like “We were mint to be together” on a box of Junior Mints. I’ll share a few of the other ideas below.

Please feel free to give me some additional ideas in your comments!

I soda think you are amazing. (root beer)

I’m nuts about you. (peanuts)

We were mint to be together. (Junior Mints)

You are my sweettart. (Sweettart)

It’s a joy being married to you. (Almond Joy)

You stole a piece of my heart. (Reeces Pieces)

Life would be unbearable without you. (gummy bear)

You rock my world. (Pop Rocks)

I love to kiss you. (chocolate kisses)

I like the way you roll. (Tootsie Roll)

Bring on the suggestions!

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Loving Lilah, Book 2 in the Ladies of Cascade Creek, is on the way. If you haven’t checked out Book 1, Loving Lucas, here’s a little info!

lovinglucas2Audra Canton’s suitors have an odd way of making their case: they keep shooting at her. The Colorado Territory of the 1870s is tough on women alone; the two Canton sisters have no one but each other after the death of their father. All the locals want to marry Audra for the Canton homestead, and they’re not above scaring her into it. Audra needs help learning to protect herself and her sister.

That’s when Lucas Blake drifts into Audra’s life. She takes him on as a hired hand, though he’s anything but. He’s a lawman hot on the trail of a hardened criminal, and working the Canton homestead is the perfect cover.

But just when Audra thinks she’s out of the line of fire, Lucas accidentally puts her straight into the sights of a new, more deadly gun that makes her drunken suitors look like toy soldiers. Now Lucas and Audra must fight for their lives—and each other.

Loving Lucas can be previewed or purchased at the following retailers.

Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | All Romance | Kobo | Bookstrand

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Walnut Squares Are On the Menu at AnnMarie’s Stop on the Home for the Holidays H0p #HomeHolidayHop

Home for the holidays hop buttonWelcome to the hop!

First – a big thank you to our host – The Romance Troup!

Second – the prizes! There are two grand prizes (1) a $450 gift card and (2) a huge grab bag of eBooks.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog (link at bottom). All commenters on this blog will also be eligible for a $5 Amazon.com gift card. Don’t forget to leave your email.

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Grandma’s Walnut Squares

These are pretty easy to make and very yummy.

½ cup butter
¼ cup white sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
½ t vanilla
1 egg yolk
½ cup flour
½ cup rolled oats
3 small chocolate Hershey bars (other chocolate doesn’t work as well)
1 T butter
½ cup chopped walnuts

Beat butter until creamy then gradually add both kinds of sugar and beat. Add vanilla and egg yolk and beat well. Stir in flour and rolled oats. Spread mixture in a greased 8×8 pan. Bake 325 for 20 minutes or until browned.  Remove from oven and let stand 10 min. Melt chocolate and 1 T butter in a pan. When smooth spread over the cookies and sprinkle with walnuts. Cut while still warm. Recipe can be easily doubled to fill a larger pan.

Enjoy!

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My newest release is Loving Lucas. It is Book 1 in The Ladies of Cascade Creek Series.

Blurb

Audra Canton’s suitors have an odd way of making their case: they keep shooting at her. The Colorado Territory of the 1870s is tough on women alone; the two Canton sisters have no one but each other after the death of their father. All the locals want to marry Audra for the Canton homestead, and they’re not above scaring her into it. Audra needs help learning to protect herself and her sister.

lovinglucas600x900That’s when Lucas Blake drifts into Audra’s life. She takes him on as a hired hand, though he’s anything but. He’s a lawman hot on the trail of a hardened criminal, and working the Canton homestead is the perfect cover.

But just when Audra thinks she’s out of the line of fire, Lucas accidentally puts her straight into the sights of a new, more deadly gun that makes her drunken suitors look like toy soldiers. Now Lucas and Audra must fight for their lives—and each other.

Loving Lucas can be previewed or purchased at the following retailers.

Amazon | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | All Romance | Kobo | Bookstrand

Thank you for hopping!

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