A Suitable Wife #giveaway

CarolBurnside_ASuitableWife800A Suitable Wife is the Book-of-the-Day (BAD) giveaway on The Romance Studio today. It’s a simple drawing which you can enter by clicking on the link above.

Want to know more about the book before you enter? Check out the Blurb and excerpt here on my website.

Praise for A Suitable Wife:

“From friendship to love . . . a bumpy ride, but so worth it. This was my first time reading works by Carol Burnside, but it definitely will not be my last.” – Shirley Buchanan, Romance Book Haven 5/5* Goodreads review

“This story tugs at the heart strings. Mrs. Burnside produces a perfect afternoon read not to be missed.” – Susan May, 5/5* Amazon review

“I thought I would take a quick look at the first chapter… Before I knew it, I was more than halfway through the book . . .. This book was well worth the sleepy morning.

A Suitable Wife has it all. Passion, friendship, a villainous ex (or two), picturesque settings, heart touching back-story, dedicated family, and some great love scenes.” – Tami 5/5* Goodreads review

“… this is a love story that satisfies in every way. Five enthusiastic stars! Very highly recommended! – Pam Asberry, Sometimes It’s Cloudy, Sometimes It’s Clear

I loved this book…! can’t wait to read more in the series from this author. –Anon, (B&N) 4/5*

“Author Carol Burnside’s beautifully written love story had my heart strings working overtime.” – Stephanie Lasley, The Kindle Book Review 5/5 stars

“Simply excellent…she brought out the nuances of emotional vulnerabilities so very well. The story tugged the heart and I read it in one go.”  – Monica, Amazon 5/5 stars

Good Luck!

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My 4th “I’m Diggin’ ? on CTR

Decorated Wedding CakeThis is my fourth Sunday to post the “I’m Diggin'” questions on the Coffee Time Romance facebook page this month. June is the traditional wedding month, so this week’s question is about weddings and the inevitable mishaps that occur, no matter how carefully the event is planned.

Click the link above, come on over and share. Even if you’re not married, I’ll bet you’ve attended a wedding or heard stories you can tell. :-)


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I’m Diggin’ again on CTR!

Sophie_Jan-2014I’m on the Coffee Time Romance facebook page again. This is my third Sunday to post the “I’m Diggin'” questions for June. This week’s question deals with fessin’ up to a weakness. Yep, the photo here is a clue. Please drop by and weigh in so I won’t feel like I’m  in a room of one. :-)

And tomorrow, one of my books will be in the Book-a-Day Giveaway on All Romance eBooks Cafe.

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I’m still Diggin’ on CTR!

DSC03252adjI’m on the Coffee Time Romance facebook page again. >I'm here

This is my second Sunday to post the “I’m Diggin'” questions for June.

This week’s question is about summer vacations and your preferences. Won’t you pop over and share yours with me? If you do, I’ll share mine. :-)



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And on Wednesday, my book A Suitable Wife will be featured in the Q& A’s of The Romance Review’s  Sizzling Summer Reads Party.




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Covergasm Blog #Giveaway Hop & Cover Reveal

Covergasm Hop

Yep. This one is ALL about the covers. They don’t have to be steamy just ones that make you gasp and go..oh my, I NEED this book. Now! Those that are truly…covergasm-worthy.

Some of my favorite covers are ones that depict emotion and tenderness between the couple . . . or a hot cowboy. :-D  The colors in these work for me too:




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I love all my book covers, (which you can see at the bottom of this post) but today I’m debuting one that will release later this summer. It’s an erotic romance that takes place primarily in Hawaii when co-workers plan a hot vacation fling.

Sunset Beach Sizzle has plenty of heat and is the first in my Tropical Heat Series. I thought cover artist Dar Albert of Wicked Smart Designs did a fabulous job with the colors and the sexy-sensual feel I wanted. She’s very talented and created a sensational logo for the series too.

sunset-beach-sizzle-web-copyNow for the giveaway… What snags your attention on a cover? Post your top 3 in the comments for a chance to win one of my prizes. Two winners will be chosen.
a) the sexiness / sensuality
b) the colors
c) clean, readable fonts
d) the title
e) author’s name
f) something else (please elaborate)

And the prizes are:
1 – Winner’s choice e-copy of
A Suitable Wife, Her Unexpected Family, Insight or Phantoms & Fantasies.
2 – One $5.00 Amazon or B&N or ARe GC (winner’s choice)

Stop by each blog listed HERE (http://theherdhops.blogspot.com/2014/02/Covergasm-Hop.html) to check out all of our favorites and enter giveaways each blog is hosting, plus the grand prize.

Special thanks to Anna for coordinating and the Herding Cats and Burning Soup blog for hosting the last three blog hops I’ve featured here!

UntitledP.S. If anyone is interesting in joining my street team, the Sassy Sizzlers, sign up HERE.

UPDATE June 16th: CONGRATULATIONS go to winners Janie McGaugh (e-book) and BookAttict ($5 GC).

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What a difference two weeks makes!

May 19th and June 2nd pictures of my tomatoes show how recent rains and applying fertilizer at transplant has affected my container tomatoes. I’m amazed at the difference and more than a little amazed at the amount of watering these will require, if current needs are any indication. God help me when it really gets hot out! One plus? I picked my first ripe fruit on May 31st. Yum!




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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Five print copies available!

It occurred to me that I hadn’t mentioned this on my blog. Prefer paper books? Click links below for more details and to enter. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

A Suitable Wife by Carol Burnside

A Suitable Wife

by Carol Burnside

Giveaway ends June 30, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Coming soon: A hop and a new cover!

covergasmThe Covergasm Blog Hop is almost here! I can hardly wait to show you some of my covergasms and show off my new cover art for a summer release. Check back this Friday for the premiere showing. It’s an erotic romance with a tropical setting!

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Here and there: 06.02.14

>Petit Fours and Hot Tamales Blog Celebrates One-Year AnniversaryYep, it’s that time again. I’m here and I’m . . . there, on PetitFoursAndHotTamales again and elsewhere.

Where’s “elsewhere?” Well, on the Coffee Time Romance facebook page, for one. I’m posing their “I’m Diggin'” questions this month, one posted each Sunday. This week’s question is about your summer experience. Won’t you pop over and share yours with me? I shared mine. :-)

And later this week, I’ll be right here with a new hop: this one a COVERGASM hop with fun prizes! More about that tomorrow . . . Stay tuned.


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The Party Has Begun!

Prizes and games and fun! Don’t miss the Sizzling Summer Reads Party, in which I’m participating. Click the picture below and get started on a month of revelry. I think I hear a conga line forming…


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