Sunday, June 4, 2017

Some Fun Stuff by Christine DePetrillo

If you get my newsletter then this is old news to you, but if you don't... hey, if you don't get my newsletter, where have you BEEN? C'mon. Sign up for it and don't miss a minute of the fun. You can sign up HERE at the bottom of my website Home page.

In the meantime, here's some "stuff" from my last newsletter that is still going on:

Fun Stuff #1:  

I've decided that my new romance writing project will be related to random acts of kindness. I've been collecting news stories in my "idea file," but I would love to hear from you folks with more ideas. What types of random acts of kindness would you like to see in my new books? What acts do you think would result in two people falling in love? Have you done any random acts of kindness or been on the receiving end of such an act? Send me your thoughts through my contact page on my website or on my author Facebook page

If I select your idea, I will acknowledge you in my book AND let you name a character!


Fun Stuff #2:

So you like FREE books, right? Below is a short list of FREE books you can download right away and start enjoying. It might be your chance to find your next favorite author. Just click the book titles. 

NOT OVER YOU - Healing Springs, Book One by Amanda Torrey

She’s running from a painful past. Can he catch her and help her heal?

Savannah Grace left her hometown after the traumatic death of her young brother ten years ago. Fresh out of high school, she trudged through life under a shroud of guilt and shame. She couldn’t face her family after what she did, and she knew she didn’t deserve happiness.

Quentin Elliott became a paramedic so he could save people. He hadn’t been able to help his high school girlfriend’s brother, but he vowed to prevent as many tragedies as possible. He managed to build a life without Savannah, but he never moved past her.

When Savannah returns to town in hopes of donating bone marrow to her estranged mother, Quentin knows he will only have a short time to help Savannah realize she should stay in Healing Springs. Where she belongs. With him.

Savannah prefers to lace up her running shoes, but Quentin is determined to create a treatment plan to help her settle in for the long haul.

Can a decade of pain be healed with a healthy dose of love? Or will Healing Springs fail to live up to its legendary name?

THE TEACHER'S BILLIONAIRE - The Sherbrookes of Newport, Book One by Christina Tetreault

Callie Taylor's life is turned upside down when she learns the truth about her birth following the death of her mother. Not only is her father alive, but he's none other than presidential candidate Senator Warren Sherbrooke.

Billionaire and confirmed bachelor, Dylan Talbot, is devoted to his family. When his stepfather Warren Sherbrooke receives a letter from a past love telling him they have a daughter together, Dylan is instantly suspicious. In order to keep the media vultures away and protect Warren's political aspirations, Dylan convinces Warren to let him handle the situation.

As Callie and Dylan spend time together, they can't resist the feelings that blossom between them. However, when Callie learns the real reason he has been spending time with her their fledgling romance is put in jeopardy and only complete honesty can save it.

ALWAYS MINE - The Barrington Billionaires, Book One by Ruth Cardello

When it comes to getting what he wants, Asher Barrington is a hammer who is known for crushing his opponents. From the moment Emily walks into his office and challenges him, winning takes on a whole new meaning.

The only thing standing between Emily Harris and her goal to open a museum for the blind is an arrogant, sexy as hell billionaire, who thinks sleeping with her will not complicate the situation.

He won’t change. She won’t back down.
But together they sizzle.

SAFE - The Shielded Series, Book One by Christine DePetrillo

The year is 2025. A techhead terrorist group called the Anarch has unplugged the world. While the globe struggles to get out of the darkness, a chemist, Dr. Mikale Warres—bitter about his dismissal from one of the world’s most successful corporations, Emerge Tech—unleashes a plague that turns human organs to ash. He hopes to wipe out the population and restart it.

Only one scientist, Dr. Foster Ashby, can find the cure. He’s been searching for it, but it remains just out of reach. Warres knows Foster is close to stopping his plans for the globe and decides Foster must die. Immediately.

Officer Darina Lazitter is assigned to protect Foster after he takes too long in the city getting samples of Warres’s disease. The job is simple—get Foster safely back behind Emerge Tech’s walls. Shielding him from her heart, however, is proving harder than shielding him from the enemy.


Fun Stuff #3:

Want to be in the running to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card to buy more books or anything else the mighty Amazon sells? Simply recommend my books to a friend and send me an email via my contact page on my website or in a comment on my author Facebook page telling me you did so to be entered. Write an Amazon review of one of my books and gain a bonus entry for yourself when you send me a link to the review. Forward this blog post to a friend and receive another bonus entry for yourself. Again, you have to let me know what options you've done to get the extra entries.

I will pick one winner randomly on June 16th (which is the last day of school where I teach fifth grade, whoohoo). Good luck! 

The Maple Leaf Series, available now
The Shielded Series, available now
The Warrior Werewolves Series, coming soon!


Margo Hoornstra said...

You're such a mentor, Chris, always providing such great promo ideas. I'm off to sign up! Best of luck with your latest. Love the character twist.

Brenda Whiteside said...

Thanks for all the fun stuff!

Rolynn Anderson said...

Well done, Chris. You keep your readers hopping and give generous shout-outs to other authors.

Alicia Dean said...

Great stuff! Your newsletter sounds like it's full of fun stuff and great offers!

Jannine Gallant said...

I've got to start a newsletter. Of course I've been saying this for years... Random acts of kindness sounds fun, but I can't think of any unusual ones off the top of my head. Maybe walking the neighbor's dog when she's late getting home from work? That could lead to romance!

Leah St. James said...

Love the random acts of kindness theme, Chris! Sounds like a fun project! Enjoy.

Andrea Downing said...

Fun,yay. the only random acts of kindness I've witnessed is a queue of people paying for each other's coffees. However, when I was little and we had to cross a bridge to get into the city, people would invariably pay for the car behind and on it would go... thanks for the fun and trip down memory lane.

Diane Burton said...

The most recent act of kindness I saw was a woman go up to a vet (he wore a WWII veteran cap) and said she wanted to pay his tab. He & his wife looked so surprised. When we lived in Chicago (land of the tollbooth), we saw and experienced people who paid for the car behind. Very nice.

I didn't realize I've never been to your website. Thanks for the heads-up.

Amanda T. said...

Thank you for mentioning my book, Christine! :) I'm a huge fan of yours and being recommended by you is a such an honor. Can't wait for this new series featuring random acts of kindness. This world needs more of that! <3