#ValentinesDay Hop & A Giveaway w/ @MadisonSevier

Welcome to the Valentine’s Day Hop featuring awesome reads and a great grand prize from some of your favorite authors.

Keeping with theme of ‘all things love’, one of my favorite times to read romance is during the month of February. I know there are many people who are by themselves on Valentine’s Day and before I met my husband, I spent many alone myself. So, what did I do to ignore all of the lovey-dovey when I wasn’t feeling it? You guessed it…I escaped into books. Of course, I bought myself some chocolate and had a really great mug of coffee to keep by my side.

Now, I think about how to make sure we celebrate love everyday. That’s the key, I think. Love matters all year long.  Some of the best gifts I’ve ever received were just random things throughout the year. Rocks from the states my husband has been to are my all-time favorite things. I’ve marked them with which state they’re from and the year. How about you?

To enter my #giveaway, comment below with the best, worst or weirdest gift you’ve ever received or given. You’ll be in the running for a Starbucks GC for you or to give to someone else.

To enter to win the Echo Dot, simply click here> a Rafflecopter giveaway

Be sure to hop on to these other fabulous authors for your chance at more prizes.

Valentine’s Blog Hop! The hop will run from February 12, 2017 – February 18, 2017.

1. Visit each blog for a chance to win the author’s personal giveaway
2. Enter for a chance to win an Amazon Echo (open to US participants only)
3. Have fun!
1. A. M. Griffin 7. Haley Jordan 13. Shari Elder
2. Megan Slayer 8. Celia Breslin 14. Siren Allen
3. Dena Garson 9. Jocelyn Dex 15. Jennifer Lowery
4. T.L. Reeve 10. T.M. Cromer 16. Louisa Bacio
5. Kacey Hammell 11. S.J. Maylee
6. Madison Sevier 12. Anise Storm

If you’re looking for a freebie where the lady gets a unique happy ending and finds hope when she thought all was lost, you can grab Anything You Want <3

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Have fun and good luck <3

XOXOX,

Madison

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#FreedomHop 2014

Romance BeckonsLive. Love. Read.
ROMANCE BECKONS

As a book lover, don’t take for granted your freedom to read. In this era of technology, books are at our fingertips and reading is something we make time for. eBook, audiobooks and good old-fashioned paperbacks give readers of all types the opportunity to enjoy reading.


 

CHECK OUT ALL THESE GREAT AUTHORS for books you might enjoy!

Welcome to #FreedomHop 2014!
I’m so happy you could stop by to celebrate one of our greatest freedoms…Reading! 

Maybe you’re on the road traveling for the holiday and need a great book to keep make the journey fun…


Or maybe you’re relaxing at home, soaking up the sounds of nature…


If you’re looking for a new read this holiday weekend, please check these out:

 Anything You Want is the first book of my River Jewel Resort Series and was picked as a 2014 RomCon Reader’s Crown Finalist.
Blurb:

Sydney Blake thought she had the ideal life. A dashing, successful husband and dream home were all she ever wanted. But everything wasn’t as perfect as she believed. When Sydney catches her husband, Roger, screwing another woman, Sydney files for divorce and falls into a deep depression. 

Her only friend, Alexandra, does everything she can to cheer Sydney up. Lexi even suggests a weekend getaway and ‘sex with a random stranger’ to get over her slimy cheating husband’s ways. But Sydney has always believed in marriage and everything it stands for. Besides, she wasn’t even divorced yet and Sydney still hoped that Roger and she would reconcile. 

It became apparent Roger would never change and Sydney needed to go somewhere far away from her small town for a little while. Little did she know, she was destined to be a guest at the extravagant River Jewel Resort. After meeting the charming manager of the beautiful hotel, Mark Willburn, Sydney might just learn to let down her guard and find more than she ever knew she needed.

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Sydney Blake is about to get her first taste of freedom and the River Jewel Resort aims to please each and every customer.


Or maybe you’re in the mood for a funny, smutty paranormal romance?


Nothing too serious…just some good ol’ fashioned fictional fun:
Selena Barnes comes from a long line of witches. When her parents were killed in a magical accident, she surrendered her powers and kept them a secret from her fiance’, Shawn Richardson. Up to this point in her life, her biggest problems involved wedding details, appointments and town gossip. However, Selena will learn that things aren’t always as they appear. 

She finds herself involved in deeply disturbing lies and her true destiny is revealed by her long lost friends, Kelly and Keith Jacobs. With each revelation, she teeters on the precipice of her sanity. Can Selena accept the truth and save her friends or will she embrace the evil that wishes to claim her?
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As you’ve probably guessed, Selena has her hands full and I’m not just talking about her sudden problems **wink, wink** . Maybe her old friend, Keith Jacobs can turn things around for her?

Either way, prepare yourself for the many fireworks you’ll be sure to see!!
Speaking of…this is where we go to watch the annual show around here and across the water is one of the inspirations for the River Jewel Resort. To win a book from my backlist of your choice, simply tell me where you have gone OR would love to go to watch the 4th of July fireworks. Leave me a comment (with the best email to contact you with if you win) below and I’ll choose a winner on July 8th.
I hope you have the most wonderful holiday weekend! Have fun and be safe. Thank you so much for stopping by my place and don’t forget to keep hopping<3
XOXOXO!  I love hearing from readers, so be sure to find me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadisonSevierAuthor?ref=hl
 and https://www.facebook.com/madisonsevier12 

and Twitter: https://twitter.com/MadisonSevier 


My Book Boyfriend Blog Hop!! May 12-18

Many thanks to Harper A. Brooks and TF Walsh for throwing such an amazing bash! You can check out their pages by clicking these links:

http://harperabrooks.wordpress.com/ 

http://www.tfwalsh.com/blog 


Welcome to the ‘My Book Boyfriend Blog Hop’! It’s so great to see you. I know all of you probably have your own book boyfriend, but I’d like to introduce you to a man I’m sure you’ll fall in love with.

With dark-blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, he stands just over 6 feet tall and is built to please.

His favorite meal includes a steak he’s grilled, baked potato, fried green beans and homemade rolls. For dessert…he’ll have you.  

He definitely loves the simple things in life like living outside city limits and hard work. He isn’t afraid to get down-and-dirty while embracing his country roots and hanging out at his cabin, but he’ll also throw on a nice pair of Wranglers, a button-down and his best boots to take you out for a night of dancing if you prefer.

He loves women, but he isn’t a man-whore. He loves what women represent; kindness, love, compassion and fun. 

As a single Dad, he needs someone who can be a great role model for his daughter and he’s very selective when it comes to who he’ll allow to meet her. But can you blame him? His daughter is adorable!

Lee is a man who has a tiring career and he needs a woman who can make him forget all about the enormous stress he is under every day of the week and he needs a woman who can laugh, be free, uninhibited while only having eyes for him. 

Do you want a man who will whisk you away at a moment’s notice? A guy who loves adventure as much as he loves snuggling up around a bonfire in the backyard? A man who is strong, sensitive and ready to be your hero whenever you need him? Lee is your guy!  And ladies, once you let him in…you’ll never want him to leave.

You can learn more about Lee in my second River Jewel Resort series book, Hunter’s Fortune, at Secret Cravings Publishing. (A 4-flame, Contemporary, Erotic-Romance) In this particular story, it’s Wintertime. But don’t let that stop you. Lee’s rugged, good looks and amazing smile will melt the heart of any ice queen and leave her begging for more. 

His heart’s been broken before, ladies. Please be gentle with it. What you do with the rest of him, is your business 🙂


Since this hop is all about the book boyfriends, I’m giving away  1 ebook of Hunter’s Fortune and 1 signed book cover to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what your date with Lee Michaels would be like.

**RULES**

In the comment section below, please leave me answer to the question and your email address (the one you use most) so that I can contact you in the event you win. That’s it. Easy right? I’ll have my trusty sidekick draw a winner’s name out of a hat and I’ll announce the winner on May 19, 2014.

After you’ve answered my question, head on to the next stop for your chance to win more amazing prizes and meet some more boyfriends. 

Here’s the link: http://www.linkytools.com/wordpress_list.aspx? id=232412&type=basic&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter for the Grand Prize:
You could win signed HIS HAVEN paperback by Harper A. Brooks, signed CLOAKED IN FUR paperback by T.F. Walsh, and a $20 Amazon gift card!


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Thank you so much for stopping by. It’s been so nice having you here! Come back soon 🙂

XOXOXOX,
Madison

Secret Cravings Contemporary Romance Blog Hop!

Welcome to my place and thank you so much for joining us for the Secret Cravings Contemporary Romance Blog Hop! It’s all things romance here and guess what? We’re all giving away prizes!!

In just a few short days, I’ll be celebrating the release of my 6th book with Secret Cravings Publishing! I’m so very excited and honestly, I’m still in a bit of shock. If you’d asked me a year ago if I ever thought I’d have six contemporary romances out there in the world, I’d have called you crazy. But, here we are and I have all of YOU to thank for that. So thank you so much for all of your support, encouragement and love. My readers mean the world to me and to show my appreciation, I’m giving choosing 6 WINNERS!!

Six lucky winners will win their choice of my books. One book per person. And one lucky winner out of those six will also win a charm bracelet. But first, please take a look at my upcoming release: Long Overdue, River Jewel Resort Series, Book 3.

Blurb:

After a decade of working at the campus library, a scandal involving a student leaves Olivia Milan unemployed and able to spend much more time with her best friend, Matt. She’s always been attracted to Matt Osgood, but believes he’ll never feel the same about her. When he heads out of town for the weekend, Olivia takes the opportunity to visit the River Jewel Resort with the hope of getting a new job. However, what she finds when she arrives proves life can be stranger than fiction.

Romance author, Matt Osgood, has been in love with the same woman for a very long time, but he thinks she’ll never return his feelings. Years of going to the River Jewel Resort have allowed him to live out his every fantasy. Still, he aches for a real emotional connection to the woman he truly loves.

Can the River Jewel Resort turn fantasy into a reality for these two best friends? Or will they run in opposite directions when confronted with the truth?




Oh, the River Jewel Resort is a magical place where fantasy becomes reality and no one ever leaves unhappy. That brings us to the contest details. 

To be entered to win your choice of one of my six books, answer this question in the comments section below this post:

Question:

If you could go to the River Jewel Resort with ANYONE in the world, who would it be?



Easy, right?

I’ll draw six random winners out of everyone who comments. Then, I will draw one more name out of those six winners to receive a beautiful charm bracelet to go along with the book of their choice.


So, help me celebrate “Lucky Number 6” and tell me who you’d want fantasy to become reality with…even if it’s only for a weekend 🙂


Have fun and embrace your inner romantic! Thanks so much for stopping by. 


Don’t forget to hop on to more great authors’ posts to enter for your chance at more prizes 🙂

Love, Lust & Lipstick Stains #SpringFling #BlogHop!!





Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop! Over fifty authors and bloggers have joined together to bring you some amazing posts, great giveaways and lots of fun! Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter to win a Kindle tablet, gift cards, paperbacks and swag and be sure to check out the other blogs taking part.
In the mood for a Spring Fling? Well, you’re in luck! My newest release is coming soon. Long Overdue, River Jewel Resort Book 3 will be releasing in May 2014 and today I’m sharing the cover reveal with all of you:
Isn’t it gorgeous? Please check out the blurb and excerpt below:

Blurb:

After a decade of working at the campus library, a scandal involving a student leaves Olivia Milan unemployed and able to spend much more time with her best friend, Matt. She’s always been attracted to Matt Osgood, but believes he’ll never feel the same about her. When he heads out of town for the weekend, Olivia takes the opportunity to visit the River Jewel Resort with the hope of getting a new job. However, what she finds when she arrives proves life can be stranger than fiction.

Romance author, Matt Osgood, has been in love with the same woman for a very long time, but he thinks she’ll never return his feelings. Years of going to the River Jewel Resort have allowed him to live out his every fantasy. Still, he aches for a real emotional connection to the woman he truly loves.

Can the River Jewel Resort turn fantasy into a reality for these two best friends? Or will they run in opposite directions when confronted with the truth?



Excerpt:

“Not enough pay. Not enough hours. Not enough clothing.” She tossed the red marker across the room. “This newspaper is full of shitty jobs. There has to be something in this town I’m qualified to do.”

“Have you considered starting your own tantric-tutoring classes at the Y?” Matt waved his napkin as Olivia threw him an evil glare.

“Hardy-har-har. Are you ever going to let that go? It happened over a month ago.”

“I know, but I still wish I had been there to see it. I’m afraid the images in my mind of you and the Professor rolling around in your office just don’t do the real thing justice.”

“Perv.”

“You know it. I wouldn’t be surprised if the old man still sits around picturing the two of you getting each other off while he jerks off in that disgusting office of his.”

“Really? Did you have to go there? I feel dirty just thinking about it. Gross. I still can’t believe I let my libido take control of me.”

“Just kidding, babe. Tell you what, if you promise to go to River Jewel while I’m in Chicago doing actual work this weekend, I’ll stop teasing you about the senior-shag when I return.”

Olivia rolled her eyes. “Liar. You’re enjoying this.”

“Well, yeah, but I promise to stop. Besides, I overheard someone last night say that they’re putting a bookstore in at the Resort, on the third floor. That tells me they’re hiring and who better to run a bookstore than you?”

“No way.” She was speechless. A bookstore! It had been years since she’d been in an actual bookstore. Working at the library, reading Matt’s books and the ease of online shopping had supported her need for books for years. To be employed at a shop full of her favorite things would be amazing! Just the thought of working in one made her panties wet.

For Olivia, books had always been everything. The way they smelled when one opened them  and the feel of them in her hands was like a drug. This was one of the many reasons she’d loved her job at the library. She could be closest to the things that made her happy.

One night after the library closed, her love of sex and fiction came together in an amazing way. She’d snuck in with a guy and they’d made love on top of one of the long, mahogany tables. Olivia had never felt more alive than that night. She’d been surrounded by new and old authors, their famous works standing at attention, surrounding them. Their stories of happily-ever-afters calling to her as she milked every drop from her ex’s shaft and after that, screwing in the library had become the only thing that came close to satisfying her.

Her fiancé, Randy, had never been into anything she wanted or needed and for a long time, she’d thought it was her fault. Olivia had tried to be everything Randy Davis desired and it took her a long time to realize that no one could have made him happy. His insatiability rivaled hers but he preferred to satisfy his needs with other people behind Olivia’s back.

If she had known what he was doing, she never would’ve stayed with him for as long as she did. Looking back, she had wasted so much time and she’d cried enough tears to fill the Ohio River. If only she had met Matt sooner. Maybe their lives would’ve been different. Straddling Matt on a library table, riding him until they were both raw and exhausted would be so perfect.

“Hellooo. Earth to Olivia.” Matt snapped his fingers in her face. “Where’d you go? Oh, you were thinking about Tim, the quarterback again, weren’t you?”

Busted. “Not exactly. Okay, maybe.”

“You were! Library sex flashbacks? I’m so jealous!” He teased. “I’ve never known anyone to hold on to a memory of an ex like you have.” Did she sense a bit of real jealousy in his tone?

Maybe it was a fantasy of you that I was thinking about. She’d seen how well-endowed Matt was. Helping him get into and out of the shower safely every other day had played a huge part in her need to be taken by a man, any man. Thinking back, she should’ve spoken up sooner. Maybe their lives would be different if she had. An author and a librarian were a perfect match. She’d give him plenty of inspiration for his books and he’d fulfill all of her fantasies. But what if she was wrong? 

Coming May 2014. Until then, please take a moment to check out Books 1 and 2 at Secret Cravings Publishing. Now the fun part: To celebrate Spring and all things love and romance, I’m giving away one ebook of he first story in this series: Anything You Want, River Jewel Resort, Book 1

The River Jewel Resort is all about making fantasy a reality for its clients. They aim to please and you can be sure you will get everything you want and need.



Simply follow the Rafflecopter instructions below to be entered to win. After that, hop on to the other participating authors for your chance at their fabulous prizes and don’t forget about the grand prize 🙂



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Thank you so much for hopping by to spend some time with me and good luck on your journey.

XOXOXO,

Madison

I Smell Sheep and Bitten By Romance #SpringFling #BlogHop #WIN April 3-6!!





Welcome to the Spring Fling Blog Hop!!

Over the next few days, you’ll have a chance to win some AMAZING prizes and you’ll be entered to #WIN a $70 grand prize. All you have to do is hop along and stop at each participating blogger, follow their directions to complete the easy-peasy tasks and you’ll be entered. So, let’s get hoppin’!


Let’s talk Spring! I love everything about this season…rebirth, renewal, new beginnings and even rain. It all holds the promise of great and wonderful things that are sure to happen. 


As I write this, I’m also working on edits for Book 3 of my River Jewel Resort Series, titled: Long Overdue. I cannot wait until it’s available to all of you!!  I’m saving the beautiful cover art reveal for an upcoming announcement, however, I can share this exciting blurb for the soon to be released 3rd installment of the series:


Long Overdue, River Jewel Resort Series, Book 3: Coming April 2014.
Blurb:
 After a decade of working at the campus library, a scandal involving a student leaves Olivia Milan unemployed and able to spend a lot of time with her best friend, Matt. She’s always been attracted to Matt Osgood, but she believes he’ll never feel the same about her. When he heads out of town for the weekend, Olivia takes the opportunity to visit  the River Jewel Resort in the hope of getting a new job. However, what she finds when she arrives proves life can be stranger than fiction.
Romance author Matt Osgood has been in love with the same woman for a very long time, but he thinks she’ll never return his feelings. Years of going to the River Jewel Resort have allowed him to live out his every fantasy. Still, he aches for a real emotional connection to the woman he loves.
Can the River Jewel Resort turn fantasy into a reality for these two best friends? Or will they run in opposite directions when confronted with the truth?

 Oh my! What could the River Jewel Resort possibly have in store for our latest couple? You won’t have to wait much longer to find out. Stay tuned.

Here’s a look at books 1 and 2, whose covers were done by the very talented and beautiful Dawne Dominique:





Up for grabs from me: Signed book covers and winners choice of my backlist:



****To enter my contest, all you have to do is tell me (in the comments section) what your favorite thing about Spring is. Be sure to leave me your email address so that I can contact you if you win. Easy, right?

When you’re done, be sure to enter the rafflecopter below to be entered for your chance to win the grand prize. After that, hop on along to the other participating bloggers.




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Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Spring!! Hope to see you again sometime.