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A Kindle Fire Giveaway in Celebration of The Convenient Bride Collection’s Release!

Categories: Book News, Contest

blindedbylovecoverI am so excited to be one of ten authors in The Convenient Bride Collection that’s JUST been released! Do you love marriage of convenient stories? Well there’s nine of those puppies packed into this book!

Mine’s called Blinded by Love and it features Rachel Stanton’s brother Neil Oliver who you met in Love by the Letter.  (And if you haven’t read Love by the Letter, why not? It’s FREE!) 🙂

Here’s the blurb for Blinded by Love:

Neil Oliver is a man of few words and a lot of property, but when he’s informed his failing eyesight may lead to blindness, he knows he needs to find someone to help him that he can trust. Helen Barker has helped raise her sister’s children over the last two decades and will soon be a burden to her brother-in-law’s empty nest. Though she’s not a beauty, Neil has often engaged her in theological discussions, which she’s always found amusing since he fails at normal conversation with anyone else. When he proposes a marriage of convenience, she takes the chance to leave behind spinsterhood despite Neil’s reclusive ways. Will two people set in their ways figure out how to love when sharing words and feelings don’t come naturally?

And here’s the Giveaway! You have until July 10th to enter! Please share!

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Prize Package Includes:

7″ Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire Cover (You’ll have a choice of colors)

The Convenient Bride Collection ebook – OF COURSE!

Kindle Versions of:

The Cactus Creek Challenge by Erica Vetsch

A Secret Hope by Renee Yancy

A Bride for Keeps by Melissa Jagears

Two Brides Too Many by Mona Hodgson

The Oregon Trail Romance Collection with Jennifer Uhlarik

The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection with Gabrielle Meyer, Amanda Barratt, and Erica Vetsch

12 Brides of Summer Collection #2 with Maureen Lang

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If you don’t like Rafflecopter, you may email mjagears AT gmail DOT com for an entry; put Loaded Kindle Fire Giveaway in the subject line to be entered.


Novella Award and News

Categories: Book News, Contest

I’m excited to report that my novella prequel, Love by the Letter, not only won ACFW’s Carol Award for best novella last year, but it now has over 500 reviews on Amazon!


So many happy things are wrapped up in this little story. The fact that it’s FREE so that readers have a chance to read my stuff without worrying about whether they’ll like me. The fact that the dyslexic/academic couple is a reflection of me and my hubby. 🙂 That people are enjoying it, and the big professional organization that helped me so much in learning how to write fiction honored me with choosing my story for their big yearly award.

If you haven’t tried it out yet, even if you don’t have an ereader device, you can use your computer or smart phone to read it by downloading the free kindle app.


You can even read it in Dutch!


The other exciting novella news is that I’ve been asked to write a novella with some of my favorite authors from Bethany: Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings and I will be collaborating on a novella collection. I’m super exciting to be included with these ladies!


Character Naming Contest

Categories: Contest

11685 BrideInStore_CVR_mck.inddI’m in the middle of doing some edits for A Bride in Store, and since this is the last time I can make any big changes, I thought it would be fun to throw a contest where I put a reader in the store of A Bride in Store! So, this is a fun, quick contest where you could get to see your name or that of a loved one in my next book shopping at the store!

You might be young, you might be old, (but I won’t make you mean :).

I’ll pick one person who enters the rafflecopter who has either signed up for my author newsletter or written a review for either my novella or novel, good or bad, anywhere on the internet. (And if you haven’t read anything yet, you could read and review the novella within 5 days!).

And if you’ve done more than one review, rafflecopter will let you come back each day until the 29th and enter another review.

Enter by April 29, 2014. I’ll contact the winner by email to discuss the name! Good luck, I hope to see you in my book!

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The winner is Shelley C. Thanks for entering!