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text 2016-07-03 17:00
Just Breathe By Susan Wiggs $1.99
Just Breathe - Susan Wiggs

Sarah Moon tackles life's issues with a sharp wit in her syndicated comic strip, Just Breathe. With both Sarah and her cartoon heroine undergoing fertility treatments, her fiction often reflects her reality. However, she hadn't scripted her husband's infidelity.

In the wake of her shattered marriage, Sarah flees to the coastal town in California where she grew up. There, she revisits her troubling past: an emotionally distant father, the loss of her mother and an unexpected connection with Will Bonner, the high school heartthrob skewered mercilessly in her comics. But he's been through some changes himself. And just as her heart is about to reawaken, Sarah makes a most startling discovery. She's pregnant. With her ex's twins.

The winds of change have led Sarah to this surprising new beginning. All she can do is just close her eyes…and breathe.

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text 2015-07-08 16:52
Romance Novels Set in Germany and Austria
Song of Seduction - Carrie Lofty
Flesh & Bone - Lee Strauss,Elle Strauss
Follow My Lead - Kate Noble
Dangerous Allies (WWII Series, #1) - Renee Ryan
Just Breathe (Random Heroes Collection) - Dee Davis
Castle of the Wolf - Sandra Schwab
Awaiting the Moon - Donna Lea Simpson
A Bed of Spices - Barbara Samuel
Falconer - Jennifer Greene
The Accidental Prince - Michelle Willingham

Time to do a little traveling! 


Romance Novels Set in Germany and Austria. Click to see the whole list on Goodreads).


Enjoy the Black Forest, Neuschwanstein Castle, The Berlin Wall, Mount Zugspitze, Dresden,  Sanssouci Palace, Hamburg, Munich, Nuremberg Christmas market, Maulbronn Monastery, Mittenwald, The Rhine Valley, Königssee (King's Lake), the Flower Island of Lake Constance and  Cologne Cathedral via this wonderful Romance Novels. 


My lists are never in any particular order. 


1. Song of Seduction Carrie Lofty 


Austria, 1804


Eight years ago, composer Arie De Voss claimed his late mentor's final symphony as his own and became an icon. But fame has a price: fear of discovery now poisons his attempts to compose a redemptive masterpiece. Until a new muse appears, intoxicating and inspiring him...


Mathilda Heidel renounced her own musical gift to marry, seeking a quiet life to escape the shame surrounding her birth. Sudden widowhood finds her tempted by song once more. An unexpected introduction to her idol, Arie De Voss, renews Mathilda's passion for the violin—and ignites a passion for the man himself.


But when lust and lies reach a crescendo, Arie will be forced to choose: love or truth?


 2. Flesh & Bone by Lee Strauss


Singer songwriter Eva Baumann has a celebrity crush on Sebastian Weiss. He's perfect to love because there was no way they could ever be a thing. She's a nobody. He's a heartthrob. Hiding an infatuation is easy for her because, since her accident, hiding is what she did best.

Sebastian Weiss's band climbed the charts, seemingly overnight, and he's finally living the dream. All he has to do is write enough songs to produce a second album. The bad news is he hasn't written a new song in over a year.

Sebastian stumbles into the Blue Note Pub in time to hear Eva Baumann perform a hauntingly beautiful song. Could this girl be the answer to defeating his writer's block?

Eva and Sebastian begin a complicated writing relationship that leads to more. But Sebastian has a secret that will devastate them both.


3. Follow My Lead by Kate Noble


Being the most sought-after bachelor in London can be trying. Jason Cummings, Duke of Rayne, should know. But when he winds up an unwilling escort to the headstrong Winnifred Crane on a trip across Europe, he realizes he'll do anything to keep this independent beauty safe-even if it means marrying her.


4. Dangerous Allies by Renee Ryan


In Nazi Germany, British agent Jack Anderson risks his life working undercover as an SS officer. And his latest mission—to uncover intelligence about a secret Nazi weapon—is his most perilous yet. Especially since he'll have to work with Katarina Kerensky. The famous actress is too dangerous to trust—and too beautiful to ignore.

Desperate to save her mother from the Gestapo, Katia reluctantly agrees to work with the coolly handsome Jack. But can she trust a man whose sense of honor is tangled in a web of lies? In a race against time, Jack and Katia forge an alliance to take down the enemy…and learn whether love can survive in a world gone wrong.


5. Just Breathe by Dee Davis


Former CIA agent Matthew Broussard came to Vienna to catch a killer. But when his only lead is shot dead, he is left without answers and with an injured witness in his arms. The enticing young woman may be his last chance to resolve the tragedy that still haunts his past. He cannot let her out of his sight, even if it means getting close to someone again. 

For aspiring travel writer Chloe Nichols, escorting a tour group of wealthy old ladies through Europe was supposed to be anything but thrilling. Then she is rescued from an assassin's bullet by a stranger on the train—a perfectly handsome, charming stranger who saves her life with a kiss and asks her to pose as his fiancée. Chloe believes Matthew is trying to protect her, until the seductive charade becomes part of a lethal international conspiracy in which no one is what they seem—including her captivating hero…


6. Castle of the Wolf by Sandra Schwab


Celia Fussell's father is dead, and she reduced to the status of a poor relation in the house of her brother, the new baron, and his shrewish wife. A life of misery looms ahead. But, no. There is hope. Deep in the Black Forest, in the Great Duchy of Baden, stands Celia's inheritance. Among fir trees so dark they almost look black The Castle of Wolfenbach rises. It is a fortress of solitude, of secrets, of old wounds and older mysteries. But it is hers. And only one thing stands in her way: its former master, the hermit, the enigma -- the man she is obliged to marry.


7. Awaiting the Moon by Donna Lee Simpson


It is said that werewolves roam the woods around Wolfram Castle--but Elizabeth Stanwycke, newly arrived tutor to the Count's niece, is not a child to be frightened by bedtime stories. Of more pressing concern is her attraction to the mysterious Count.


8. A Bed of Spices by Barbara Samuel


The exquisite Frederica der Esslingen fled from her father's castle to the herbalist's cottage, vowing she could never give in to her father's wishes and marry the man her twin sister loved. Another man, a stranger forbidden to her, touched her very soul. A man who listened when she spoke...a man with a tumble of black curls and clever lips...He understood her bold, searching heart. Yet he was denied her forever.


9. Falconer by Jennifer Greene


Birthday blues triggered Leigh Merrick into making major changes in her life, so she slimmed down, changed her hair and makeup, and took a trip to romantic Austria. There she met Rand Krieger—a man who made her feel like a princess and awakened the emotional, sexual side of Leigh. But Rand was torn between two countries: America, the land of his birth, and Austria, where family obligations tied him to the castle he now called home. He knew his American beauty would soon leave him, but until she did, he was determined to be with the only woman who’d ever stolen his heart. 


10. The Accidental Prince by Michelle Willingham


Princess Serena of Badenstein intends to flee—from her violent father and from the man to whom she's been pledged in a political marriage of convenience.

Karl von Lohenberg is without a country, a title—and a bride if he lets Serena get away. A ruthless man, he takes her to a secluded island, hell-bent on seduction. Only, he discovers a broken woman behind the prim princess facade. The time they spend together mends her spirit and touches his soul, but how will she react when she finds out how he's deceived her?


Did I miss your favorite Germany or Austria Set Romance? Let me know!




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Breathe In (Just Breathe, #1) - Martha Sweeney

I'm excited to share the news that Breathe In's first Autographed copy Book Giveaway through Goodreads.com was successful!  Over 1100 people entered the contest and June from Iowa was the lucky winner!  Congratulations June!  I hope you enjoy the first installment of Emma's story.


I was so excited about everything that I had a second contest, a Breathe In Music Playlist contest where the first person to guess the song that I deemed as Emma's theme song - they only got one chance to pick - would also WIN an autographed copy of my novel.  Cassandra from cassandrareadsalot.wordpress.com was the lucky winner!  Congratulations, Cassandra. 


More Giveaways are coming soon!  Be sure to check out Breathe In on Kindle, Nook, iBook, iTunes and Kobo - eBook only $3.99.  Paperback copies are also available.


Thanks again to everyone who has entered and who have added Breathe In to their TBR list.



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Breathe In (Just Breathe, #1) - Martha Sweeney

Breathe In is now available across the World on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes & Noble, NookiTunes and iBook!  


Emma has 8 golden rules when it comes to men, but they get called into question when she meet's her best female friend's boyfriend's best friend, Joe Covelli.  Will Emma break any of her rules with Joe?  If so, which one or ones?


Thank you to everyone who has supported me and to those who pre-ordered!  


I hope you like the beginning of Emma Peterson's story as much as I do.  Book 2, Breathe Out is already half way written and I can't wait to finish it and continue the fun.


Have questions and comments as you read, connect with me on Goodreads.com or on Twitter: @MSweeney_Author

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quote 2015-05-08 04:43
Laughing again, he states, “You and your rules.”

“Yep,” I return.

“So what are they?” he pokes.

“Why do you want to know?” I peruse, confident that I won’t tell him.

“Just in case I can convince you to break one or two,” he goads.

“None of your business,” I press back.

“That’s fine,” he says unfazed. “I have other sources who will tell me, if they haven’t already.”
Breathe In (Just Breathe, #1) - Martha Sweeney

Sneak peek of a section from Breathe In . . . I'm not telling which chapter it's from.  You'll need to read it to find out! :)


Pre-Order on Amazon Kindle for only $3.99 NOW until the May 15th release.


Learn more at: www.marthasweeney.com

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