Friday, April 01, 2016

BOOK RELEASE DAY - APRIL FOOL'S LOVE - 10 Authors - One Free Book

April Fools Love
An April Fool’s novella collection

What happens when romance collides with April Fool’s Day?

Oh, No, You Didn’t!
Lena Nelson Dooley
Miranda Lawrence’s dream date is ruined when Doug Hamilton pulls an April Fool’s trick on her. Will she ever be able to forgive him?

Where Angels Fear to Tread
Lisa Crane
Quinn Nichols, scarred in a cruel accident, has been hurt one too many times. But Rowan Hart, her cousin’s best friend, sees beyond the scars to the woman Quinn truly is. Can he convince her the eyes of love see a different vision than most men do?

A Fool for Love
Anne Greene
A dream shattered – a love jilted – a heart broken. People change. Is there a second chance for love above the clouds?

Mirror, Mirror
J. A. Marx
Lonely and wounded from a past relationship, Narcisse de Coeur now believes beauty, fame, and gold will help her snare the perfect knight. Her only thorn in the side is her lowly niece who vexes Narcisse with nonsense about God’s love trumping all other loves.

Oliver Deere interviews for the makeup artist position at Narcisse’s unique boutique. Once he learns what really goes on behind the doors of her shop, he changes his mind—until Tawny, the owner’s angelic niece, enters the storefront. Captivated by the girl’s humility and compassion, Oliver is soon caught up in her battle to agape-love Narcisse back into the arms of God.

As Oliver’s affection for Tawny increases, Narcisse’s envy burns. Can genuine love prevail in a setting where “imitations” sell, or does everyone become love’s fool?

April Foolishness
Marji Laine
In college, Michael Minchoit humiliated her on an April Fool’s prank and made her a laughing stock. Now he’s back, handsome, smart, and engaging, but how can she even consider befriending him? Let alone go out with him. And yet that’s exactly what Kate Rylander finds herself doing. Is she doomed to repeat history?

April Fool’s Date
Patricia Pacjac Carroll
Elle Frazier grimaced as she walked up the aisle. Once again, she was a bridesmaid walking. She tried to imagine herself as the bride, but she had no prospects to fill in the groom’s image. How could she be the last one of her college roommates left unmarried?  To add to her rotten mood, she was supposed to be writing the Great American Novel. So far, she had written two words – Chapter One. Oh, and the good news? Tomorrow was April Fool’s Day. She needed a pet. Tomorrow, she’d get a dog.

Nick Lambert didn’t want a wife. He really wasn’t ready to give up his freedom. Of course, the fact that he spent a disproportionate amount of time talking to Dodger, his golden retriever, spoke to the truth of the matter. He was lonely. According to his father, it was time to find the woman he couldn’t live without. Problem was Nick hadn’t found one he wanted to live with. He scratched Dodger behind the ears. “Tomorrow, we’ll go to the dog park. I promise.”

Can two lonely people find true love in a dog park on April Fool’s Day? Or will it amount to only puppy love?

Trading Faces
Sydnie Shreffler
Andy and Callie, identical twin sisters, always used to get a kick out of tricking people and switching places, but in adulthood their tricks have no place amongst rent due, angry bosses, and especially not in romantic relationships. Andy has spent the past five years with a secret not even her twin knows and it’s beginning to take a toll on her. Callie doesn’t notice because, wrapped in her own glittering world of interior designer to the elite, Callie doesn’t care. Stuck in her shadow, Andy is beginning to wither.

When their childhood best friend strolls back into town, now a high-powered attorney from New York and falls for Callie, Andy’s heart breaks all over again. Only Callie doesn’t seem very interested in his advances. Andy’s only chance with the love of her life, her only chance to be first, may be to pretend to be her sister one last time. As Andy falls more in love with her childhood crush by the day, the lines between herself and her twin blur dangerously.

Derek Percy thought he wanted the money and the society pages of life in New York City, but when his finance jilts him in favor of a celebrity, he comes home for the first time in five years, desperate for something real and true. He wants to recreate what he, Callie, and Andy had in childhood and everything seems be falling into place. When he starts to fall for Callie, everything is perfect, until he realizes  Callie and Andy never stopped playing games.

Lies have become second nature and the truth far hidden, but lives and reputations are suddenly at risk, the twins and Derek have to work together to find the truth. 

April Fools In Love
Debut novelists: GuardianWolfKim Brown/Amanda Marie
High School students, Zeke and Esther, have been best friends for as long as they can remember. When Valentine's Day pressures of finding a significant other reaches the breaking point, Esther hatches a crazy plan that she promises will guarantee them dates, The only problem– fooling everyone in town.

Can their friendship survive this dangerous gambit of love, or will the only people fooled be the two of them?

Fooled in Maple Ridge
Kathy Wall
Katy Mathers returns to Maple Ridge, Texas, to visit her Aunt Lib. Soon she becomes her aunt’s heir. Before she dies Aunt Lib tells her to trust Wyatt Bailey, the man who is restoring her house. But soon Kathy wonders just who she can trust.

Fool Me Once, Fool Me Twice
Jackie Castle
Sage Dolan glanced at Nikolai Prater and inwardly whined that she’d made the pact in high school with him and her BFF, Moi Tamsyn, that the three of them would be friends forever. Nothing but friends. Yet, when Nikolai returned from the mission trip last year, Sage’s feelings for him exploded and her pact gets harder to keep.

Then on April fool’s day, she receives a letter from a secret admirer. A joke from her twin siblings.

Nikolai's life changed after the mission trip. One thing he has to face is his feelings for Sage. Pact or no pact, he needs to let her know how he feels. Overhearing Sage and Moi talk about how they wished they received real love letters, gives Nikolai the perfect idea. He sends her an anonymous love letter, but instead of  love, he reaps the wild, whirlwind of Sage who is already angry about being made a fool of once and won’t stand for being the fool twice.

We hosted a Facebook party last night to celebrate the release of this novella collection. If you missed the party, you still can go to the site and read all the posts/questions and make comments. 

When you get there, every time you see "see (number) more comments," go ahead and click on it. You can see all the conversations, but you will also see the pictures and video we posted. most of the authors of this collection were at an actual party, with party food, silly hats, and other strange things. I think you'll like experiencing it with us. 

Feel free to leave one or more comments.

We thank all those who ordered the book last night. We really went up in the Amazon rankings, but then this morning we were way up in the rankings.

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Linda Kish said...

April Fool's Date is the story I think I would like the best. I wanted to say yours but, she had the dogs. Sorry. She won out. I would love to win and read all of these stories in full.

Linda in CA.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Linda, I think you'll really enjoy all the stories. There is a wide variety of styles. So if you don't win, remember it's only $.99 to buy.

Trixi said...

Now how did I miss the Facebook party?? Anyway, I love novella collections & these stories sound good. Thanks for highlighting them & the giveaway chance.

Trixi in OR

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Trixi, You can go to the party site and still interact with the authors.

Melanie Backus said...

Happy April's Day!

Melanie Backus, TX

Anonymous said...

These ALL sound so good! I can't wait to get my hands on them!
J.C. -Indiana-

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Melanie, Happy April's Day to you, too.

J.C., I think you'll like them.

Mary Preston said...

Thank you, I'm going to add to my reading list.

Terrill R. said...

I saw this collection on Amazon today and it made me smile. I'm not surprised that I missed the FB party, though. I haven't been going on as much, lately. Regardless, it hasn't prevented my hearing of the new releases.

Terrill - WA

Raechel said...

I definitely want to read these! And I looove J.A.Marx's books so I especially can't wait to read hers. :) All of them sound good!
Thank you for this feature and giveaway!!

Beth Gillihan said...

I love these kind of collections! Thanks for the chance to win!

Beth in Montana

kim hansen said...

Sounds like a good read. North Platte Nebraska.

diannekc said...

What a great collection of stories. Would love to read.
Dianne from Illinois

Karen Sue Hadley said...

These sound fun! I live in Oklahoma.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Wow! I was busy so much yesterday and missed several of your visits.

Mary P, Terrill, Raechel, so glad to see you here. This book from J. A. Marx is very different from anything else you've read of hers. I know you'll like it. Very different, and every interesting.

Beth, it's a good collection. Very eclectic.

Kim, Dianne, Karen, you won't want to miss a one.

Lisa Crane said...

You'll love it, Raechel!

Lisa Crane said...

I think you'll love all the stories in this one, Beth!

rubynreba said...

This looks like a wonderful collection! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win the book!
Beth from IA

Jackie Castle said...

Hope y'all enjoy the stories. You will get a lot of stories for a buck. Great way to meet new authors

Jackie Castle said...

Hope y'all enjoy the stories. You will get a lot of stories for a buck. Great way to meet new authors

Anonymous said...

Hey Raechel. How fun to see you here. Mine's the crazy one, of course. I'm sure you'll find a few you'll like.
J.A. Marx

Bakersdozen said...

What a wonderful collection of novellas. I would love to read them all. Thanks so much for the giveaway.


Brenda Arrington said...

These sound great. I want to read each one. Enjoyed the interview.
Brenda in VA

Marji Laine - Faith Driven Fiction said...

I hope y'all love the stories! I know I sure have!

Connie Porter Saunders said...

Hi Lena, I joined in the FB party and enjoyed interacting with you and the other authors. All of the stories sound great!
Connie from KY

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Beth, Michelle, and Brenda,

This collection has a wide variety of contemporary stories. They will give you the flavor of each of the author's style of writing.

Connie, so glad you were at the party. It was kind of wild to keep up with, but it was fun.

Anonymous said...


Lourdes said...

Great collection would love to win.

Lourdes Long Island, NY

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Conway, SC.