Happy Mother’s Day…

…from me to you!


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Gardening in fiction and real life

This time of year in the southern U.S., weather is a mixed bag. We could get cool and rainy, warm with tornado and severe thunderstorms, or we could skip springlike temps and go straight to summer hot. This year we’ve gotten all of the above. One day it’s cool and rainy, then a severe thunderstorm moves through leaving higher temps and humidity.

Luckily, we got several days of really warm Spring temps and sunshine, so I was able to plant flowers, herbs and tomatoes to my heart’s content. Three days, seven in-ground plants and some 32 pots later, I was able to clear the potting soil and tools away.

carolburnside_hissmalltownprincess200Perhaps it was my current WIP that put me in such a gardening mood. In His Small Town Princess (Book 3 of the Sweetwater Springs series), Cass opens a new business. Bing Gardens has three large greenhouses because she does things in a big way. No halfway measures when it comes to love either. Cass jumps into a relationship with a single dad (widower) before she realizes the impact her presence will have on their family dynamic.

Learn more about J.T. and Cass’s story here. See some of


my gardening handiwork below.

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Save Your Readers 50% Off On KWL Titles–On Us!

If you’re a Kobo reader, this is the perfect sale for you! Save tons by using the promo code JAN1650. Enjoy e-books at 50% off!!! See details below.

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Attention all Kobo Writing Life Authors!

The first month of 2016 is almost over, and what better way to celebrate than with a 50% off sale–fully supported by Kobo?

This special sale will start today (Jan. 28th) and ends on Sunday, January 31st and will be valid in Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Customers will be able to redeem 50% off of any title published by KWL using the promo code JAN1650 an unlimited number of times starting today—so please, let your readers and fans know about this incredible opportunity to stack up on eBooks while they can!

See below the cut for the full rules & regulations of this sale. And as a reminder, this sale starts on Thursday, January 28th and runs until Sunday, January 31st and will not affect your royalties–this promotion is being fully supported by Kobo.

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Enter my Goodreads Giveaway and WIN!

Starting today, I’m giving away several print copies of NOBODY’S BABY on Goodreads. Check out the giveaway and enter to win.  Good luck!


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Nobody's Baby by Carol Burnside

Nobody’s Baby

by Carol Burnside

Giveaway ends December 15, 2015.

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Free for all

Home For Christmas WEBSITE USE-aI’ve got a freebie for all of you who like romantic short stories or Christmas romance. But first, in the spirit of complete disclosure: This is a SHORT STORY. The file also contains sample chapters of some of my other works so you can get a good idea of my writing voice.

It’s a perfect coffee break read for any time. Get your (free!) copy now and tell all your friends to get theirs, too.

Currently #61 in the Amazon Top 100 Free (Holidays). Will you help me push it up the charts?

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1st harvest of 2015

Hubby and I are gardening again this year. Our first harvest this year was green beans. OWNER-PC - WP_20150610_002

Lots of green beans. ( Those are 12″ tiles for basket size reference.) I processed them Monday for over four hours, but will they ever taste good this winter!

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#Excerpt, Interview and #Giveaway Today!

CarolBurnside_ASuitableWife800Join me on Linda Carroll-Bradd’s blog today for a great excerpt and interview regarding A Suitable Wife, the first book in my Sweetwater Springs series. But that’s not all!  I’m giving away an e-copy to a lucky commenter, too. Come on over to http://blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com/?p=407 and join in the conversation.

Update:  Mary Preston is the winner!

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New Release: THE WIDOWS’ GALLERY by Marilyn Baron

Today, I’m turning over my blog to a good friend, Marilyn Baron and her good news.
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Hi, everyone.

TheWidows_Gallery_w9270_750Last week, my new novel, The Widows’ Gallery, was released by The Wild Rose Press. The Widows’ Gallery is a Lobster Cove Series book that opens on a cruise ship, makes a stop in Florence, Italy, and is primarily set in Lobster Cove, Maine.

What is Lobster Cove?

Lobster Cove is a fictional small town on the coast of Maine, near Bar Harbor. It is quaint and quirky with a colorful history, a friendly population of charming residents, and a vibrant tourist business. It is home to research scientists and small shop owners, grumpy cops and sassy chefs. Back in the day, it was a bustling fishing town and home to many immigrants, from both the state cabins and the lowest decks.

Lobster Cove authors can write across all of the publisher’s lines, from historicals to contemporary, romance, mainstream, and paranormal, with heat levels from sweet to erotic or anything in between, as long as submissions take place in Lobster Cove and also meet the guidelines for the individual line, including heat level and tone. The Widows’ Gallery is a women’s fiction that features four romances, and my second book, Someday My Prints Will Come, is a fantasy novella that will be released soon.

Hook a Book: A Lobster Cove Facebook Party

We’re having a Lobster Cove Facebook party on Wednesday, February 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., where readers can find out all about the Lobster Cove books and “meet” the authors. At the end of the party we will give away a basket of Lobster Cove print books and a Kindle Fire. We hope you’ll stop by and “Hook a Book” at the Lobster Cove Party. Enjoy a party at the beach—a fire, friends and a good time. Come party with the authors of Lobster Cove at https://www.facebook.com/events/928761120475937/?ref=br_tf


Childless heiress Abigail Adams Longley and three other widows on a Mediterranean cruise bond over a Renaissance masterpiece in Florence, Italy, and find love, friendship and joy in their joint venture to open an art gallery at the Longley mansion in Lobster Cove, Maine.

Since the death of her husband, Abigail has been lonely and drifting in a house that’s too big and a town that’s too small. When she literally runs into sexy widower and whale-watching excursion captain Tack Garrity on the dock, she’s entranced by his adorable five-year-old daughter.

But will Tack, who has harbored a secret crush on Abigail for almost two decades, be able to capture her heart? A secret pact her husband made with Tack could either tear them apart or bring them closer together and change their lives forever.


Abigail Adams Longley looked around at the three women flanking her in Hall 10/14 of the Uffizi Gallery. They were all staring at The Birth of Venus like wide-eyed art students. Admittedly, the painting was as compelling as when the Medici family originally commissioned the tempera on canvas in the fifteenth century. But for Abigail, seeing the painting again wasn’t cathartic. It was beautiful, but that wasn’t the feeling she was going for. Peace. Why couldn’t she get some goddamned peace in this life?

Abigail glanced at the square-cut, four-carat diamond on her finger, gazed at the sparkle of the ring she hadn’t removed since the day Louis had proposed. And now, a whole year after his death, she still hadn’t taken it off. Conventional wisdom dictated that you weren’t supposed to make any major life decisions until a year after a spouse’s death. Well, it had been a year already, and she hadn’t wanted to make even one decision—major or minor—about where to live, where to go, or what to do. Whoever said money can’t buy happiness had devised another dead-on axiom. She had all the money in the world—in fact Louis had left her a big chunk of the globe. He’d left her set for life, monetarily. But she would have traded every cent for the chance to be with him again. Louis was gone, and the sooner she faced the fact that she was alone on this planet, the better off she’d be.

Buy Links:

Amazon (Kindle Edition or Paperback) http://www.amazon.com/Widows-Gallery-Lobster-Cove-ebook/dp/B00S4CHGUI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423783148&sr=8-1&keywords=the+widows+gallery+baron

Barnes & Noble Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-widows-gallery-marilyn-baron/1121178917?ean=2940150156319

The Wild Rose Press http://www.wildrosepublishing.com/maincatalog_v151/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&search_in_description=1&keyword=Ther+Widows+Gallery&x=0&y=0

About the Author:

IMG_1172 (2)Marilyn Baron is a corporate public relations consultant in Atlanta. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers (GRW), recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award and winner or finalist of writing awards in single title, suspense romance, novel with strong romantic elements and paranormal romance.

Marilyn writes in a variety of genres, including: Humorous coming-of-middle age women’s fiction (The Widows’ Gallery, Stones, and Significant Others); a psychic suspense series (Sixth Sense, Homecoming Homicides and the soon to be released Killer Cruise); and historical romantic thrillers (Under the Moon Gate and the prequel, Destiny: A Bermuda Love Story) for The Wild Rose Press; and humorous paranormal short stories for TWB Press (A Choir of Angels, Follow an Angel, The Stand-In Bridegroom, Dead Mix and The Files Death Forgot). She also wrote three books with her sister Sharon, a Florida artist, including a musical about Alzheimer’s called Memory Lane.

Marilyn is a member of the Roswell Reads Steering Committee and belongs to two book clubs. A native of Miami, Florida, Marilyn now lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband and they have two daughters. She graduated from The University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism [Public Relations sequence] and a minor in Creative Writing.

When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, going to movies, eating Italian food and traveling. She often sets her stories in places she’s visited, including Bermuda, Australia and Italy, where she spent six months studying in Florence during her senior year in college.

Visit her Website to find out more about Marilyn’s books and stories at www.marilynbaron.com.

Find Marilyn here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marilyn-Baron/286807714666748

Blog: Marilyn blogs with Savvy Authors on the 22nd of every month at http://savvyauthors.com/blog/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarilynBaron

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4722647.Marilyn_Baron

Website: www.marilynbaron.com

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