Hops, Guest blogs, #prizes and a review!

>Petit Fours and Hot Tamales Blog Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Today I’m the in-house Guest Chef on PetitFoursAndHotTamales with a snippet from a brand new 4-star review for A SUITABLE WIFE by Angie Just Read… (reviewer) @ TRR

And tomorrow starts the Summer Reads Blog Hop that runs July 17th through the 23rd with fun prizes and a larger Grand Prize! More about in tomorrow’s post.

Then on Thursday, another fun hop right here. It’s the Melissa Schroeder 10th Anniversary Blog Hop celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Mel’s Harmless series. More prizes! That one runs July 18th through the 27th.

I’ll remind you again, but on the 23rd, PHANTOMS & FANTASIES will be the Book a Day giveaway on The Romance Studio. I’ll post the link that day.

Wow, that’s a lot going on and a bunch of fun! I’m looking forward to partying with you.


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#SnippetSunday: His Small Town Princess

CarolBurnside_HisSmallTownPrincess800I’m participating in Snippet Sunday and sharing a few lines from my current WIP (work in progress), which also happens to be the 3rd novel in my Sweetwater Springs series. These books are contemporary, sexy, humorous, emotional and full of Southern small town charm.

So, without further ado, here are J.T. and Cass in the greenhouse one morning:
* * *

“Please stop saying sex.” He looked away from her, emphasizing the request with a frustrated hand flourish.

It appeared she’d flustered him. Cass smiled, gaining confidence. “Avoiding the word won’t keep either of us from imagining the possibilities of where and when and whether clothes are involved.”

Oh, how she’d imagined. All through her shower and the drive here, she could hardly think of anything else.

J.T.’s gaze targeted her chest, then swung away.

“Yes. Today I’m wearing a bra. Panties, too. Would you like to know what kind?”

“No.” His cheeks puffed on an exhale, and his gaze raked over her again. “Yes.”
* * *

A Small Town Princess will be released later this year. However, the first two books in the series are available in ebook and print. Click HERE for info, excerpts, reviews and buy links.

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed my snippet! Click the Sunday Snippet link above to enjoy more snippets by other authors.


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ASW is June Book of the Month!

Yes, that’s right. A Suitable Wife is June Book of the Month at the review site, SSLY (Smile Somebody Loves You).  Thanks so all who voted in the poll to make this a reality.  I really, really appreciate each and every one of you.

I even got this nifty banner to place on my website. I’m adding it to my ASW page here on the website, too. Pretty cool, huh?

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Goodreads Book Giveaway for HUF

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

Her Unexpected Family by Carol Burnside

Her Unexpected Family

by Carol Burnside

Giveaway ends August 01, 2014. Multiple copies available.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

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Her Unexpected Family Now in Print Too!

I’m happy to announce HER UNEXPECTED FAMILY is now available in print!

HUF_printBuy links will be added here as it hits retailers.

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5-star review and RR for A Suitable Wife!

recommendedread (2)CarolBurnside_ASuitableWife_300-MedI was excited to learn recently that A Suitable Wife had been awarded a Recommended Read badge, along with a 5-star review from Pamela Reveal at the SSLY blog (Smile Somebody Loves You).

Pamela said, “Can your best friend become more or will you lose the friendship?  And if you truly love someone do you turn them loose or do you hang on, even if it can destroy things?  Take this journey and feel the emotions as they unfold.”

I would’ve shared sooner, but have been traveling and working on something I’ll talk about tomorrow. Yep, that was a shameless teaser.

Thank you Pamela and SSLY! I love that you loved Rosie and Sam’s story.

UPDATE: I’ve just learned that ASW is up for Book of the Month!

Please stop by the link below and vote for A Suitable Wife at SSLY if you’ve read and enjoyed or just want to support indie authors. You can vote once a day while the poll is open.

June Read of the Month Poll.

Thanks, everyone!

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My Final June “I’m Diggin’ ? On CTR

This is my fifth and last Sunday to post the “I’m Diggin'” questions in June for the Coffee Time Romance facebook page. This week’s question is about the BEST summertime treats!Ice Cream Sundae

Is it . . .

ice cream,
frozen candy bars,
or is it something unique to your family or region?

MC900436053[1]I’d love it if you’d drop by and share your favorite with me. No worries. There’s no right or wrong answer.


Images by Microsoft Clip Art.

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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. :-)


Image by Microsoft Clip Art

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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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