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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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 ( 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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