Dawn Baca

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May the Luck of the Irish be with you…

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 by Dawn Baca   No Comments Yet | Posted in Animal Antics · Books · Family & Friends

The best things in life are the people we love,
the places we have been and the
memories we have made along the way.
~Irish Saying

 

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Almost every year my husband and I host a Saint Patrick’s Day gathering with our friends and family. 

I usually decorate the house, dye the beer green for the guys, and make some minty frothy concoction for the ladies. Dinner has always been corned beef and cabbage/vegetables, and french bread…

This year I’m thinking I want to liven things up a bit and make a Guinness Stew in the Instant pot my darling friend Michelle gave me for Christmas two years ago. It’s become my new best friend outside of my electric roaster.

While it’s certainly no longer “stew weather” here in California, not that it really has been much at all this year, it just seems to tickle my fancy and try something new for a change. I’ll have to let you know how it goes in next month’s blog.

I managed to win Sticker Mule’s Twitter #MuleMonday Holo Stickers giveaway. I’m so excited. I’m pretty excited and can’t wait to get them, they’ve been ordered and should be here in a week or so. These are custom die-cut holographic stickers. The holographic vinyl has an eye-catching rainbow effect which changes with light and perspective. I saved a copy of each, I think the dark background makes the sticker easier to see on the screen.

 

All Things Writing:

As I continue with my new year and new me. I’m still bringing you more books and authors to love with another author swap newsletter mentions and to bring a new author to our loyal followers. As part of my new year, new me plans, I want to continue this. I think it’s great to be able to bring as many new authors and books to our readers as we can. And Sharing is Caring… So I’ve reached out to some of my author friends and hope to continue bringing you great authors each month.

Diana Duncan: Award-Winning Romance Author

In Diana’s own words:
Author Bio:

When her dreams of becoming a ballerina were quashed by early-onset klutziness, Diana Duncan took up the safer vocation of writing. Her childhood growing up as a military brat gave her the ability to leap into a conversation with anyone, anywhere, anytime…and she always discovers a new friend in the process. This gift of gab perfectly equipped her for a career that involves making stuff up.

She loves her job as an author, and claims writing is the most fun she’s ever had while wearing her sock monkey pajamas. She also enjoys gardening, cooking, and adopting abandoned curbside furniture to refurbish into treasures.

You can find her here on Social Media:

Website: http://www.dianaduncan.com (for additional information and where you can sign up for her free newsletter and ogle lots of Scottish hunks in kilts.)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DianaDuncanWrites
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dianaduncan_1
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Diana-Duncan/e/B001IZ2KEA

BookBub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/diana-duncan

Book Blurbs and Buy Links:
SURVIVE THE NIGHT (Book 1) is FREE NOW

Bailey Chambers fell hard for SWAT door-kicker Conall O’Rourke. But the realities of his violent job caused her to dump the roguish cop. Con doesn’t believe in surrender and is determined to win back the woman he loves. When they wind up trapped with ruthless killers, they must work as a team to save innocent hostages. As the deadline counts down, Bailey and Con each offer the ultimate sacrifice, desperate to ensure the other will survive the night.

Universal Book link: https://books2read.com/u/b5rKDk

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SURVIVE THE HUNT (Book 2) is only 99Cents for a short time (March 9th – March 15th)

SWAT officer Aidan O’Rourke puts his life on the line every day. But never his heart. Until tenacious reporter, Zoe Zagretti gets under his skin. She’s determined to uncover the truth about Aidan’s father’s death. Aidan knows what his father’s killer is capable of and he’ll do what it takes to protect her…even risk his heart. Zoe’s more afraid of her own secrets coming out. Could a man like Aidan love a woman whose entire life has been a lie? None of that may matter…if they don’t first survive the hunt.

Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/u/bzPkGj

Free Books Promos: 

All new promo’s this month. New authors, new stories you can sink your teeth into.

You can find even more Free books below if you are interested in finding and following different romance authors. My first book Her Guarded Heart is included for FREE in ALL of the promos below, so we would all be so grateful if you could check out the pages for books and authors you might be interested in, and please forward these links far and wide. Some promos will extend farther than a single month so you may see them more than once, but you never know, check them out again in case you missed something good the first time.

Ladies Love Lit (March) 
March 5 – March 19

https://books.bookfunnel.com/ladieslovelitmar/f10n2zixyd

First in Series 
March 1 – March 31

https://books.bookfunnel.com/firstinseriesromance/9y5v79fyar

March All Romance @EbookDeals 
March 1 – March 31

https://books.bookfunnel.com/marchromance/xjuqvxdkvo

Get Lucky Reads 
March 1 – March 31

https://books.bookfunnel.com/getluckyromance/frmznkg6xq

Racy Reads – March 
March 1 – March 31

https://books.bookfunnel.com/marchracyreads/k1qmy30rc0

Sizzling Hot Romance Giveaway 
March 1 – March 31

https://books.bookfunnel.com/sizzlinghotromancereads/bcm7mkff82

Spring Into Romance
March 1 – March 31

https://books.bookfunnel.com/springintoromance/eoqs9g0ntg

Contemporary Free Reads 
March 15 – April 15

https://books.bookfunnel.com/freecontemporarybooks/f5043scbcz

~And check out Awesomegangs newsletter for weekly free and discounted books.

Their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ourawesomegang

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My Books:  

Her Guarded Heart – (Book 1)
Now exclusive to Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited 

Amazon

Her Heart’s Desire – (Book 2)
Now exclusive to Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited

Amazon

His Heart’s Promise – (Book 3)
Up for pre-order on all platforms 

Amazon

All Other Platforms

Blurb:

A determined woman’s dream…
For Sophie Compte, everything she’s ever wanted is in the palm of her hands. Her long-time beau has proposed. The wedding of the century is coming together nicely. Her father is handing over the daily operations of their horse breeding farm to her and her fiancé.

A stubborn man’s plan…
Claude Durand finally found the courage to slip the ring on his childhood sweetheart’s finger. It’s not that he had ever doubted he would. He just needed time to make something of himself that was independent of his life on the Compte family horse farm.

A world turned upside down…
For Sophie and Claude, their relationship has been a roller coaster of drama and hardships. Now though their time has come. Everything is as it should be. In an instant, everything crashes leaving a pile of rubble in the place of their hopes and dreams, and they are left to question if life will ever be the same. Faced with battered dreams, and forgotten love, they must decide if they can let go of what once was, and push towards a future neither had ever expected.

Travels and Adventures: 

During the first week in February, my husband went down to King of the Hammers (KOH) for the annual races in Johnson Valley. For the most part, it is a man trip since most of the group comes down without their wives. This year one of the couples backed out, and so I was off the hook and wasn’t expected to go. YAY! I had a few days home in a nice warm house with the kitties and puppy to catch up on all the things that seem to sidetrack me.

Animal Antics:

Rubicon is growing more every day and soon we will be giving her regular dog food instead of the puppy variety which is good because it’s probably more than half the cost, though I think she may need a diet before her first birthday. She’s becoming a little chunker! Of all the things she likes and begs to be fed, I’ve learned that she likes plain tortilla chips but absolutely hates the green salsa. Oops! The look she gave me, I wish I could have captured it. It was classic.

The family came to visit us for the day, and have dinner, and Paige had a blast playing with the puggy.

The cats are adjusting in their own way, it should only take another decade before they fully accept Rubicon as one of the family. (This is a hopeful estimate knowing my cats.)

A New Creative Space:

There is still no headway on the color scheme. But I am currently working on convincing the husband that we NEED to change the ceiling fan to match the one in our bedroom. He is currently not on board at all. His canned response these days is “it’s not in the budget!GAH!

Tell me what you think. Maybe if more people agree with me, he will re-consider it! https://www.minkagroup.net/f888l-cl.html

To keep up with all of the changes, and make suggestions, tell me what you like or don’t like, all suggestions are welcome,  follow my board on Pinterest here: New Home Office

Book Recommendations:

March’s suggested reads are:

BEVERLY JENKINS – Wild Rain (Women Who Dare)https://amzn.to/36uMprv
BARBARA JAMES – Getting Out of the Comfort Zone: Ayannahttps://amzn.to/2Fm7xUY
ANN MAYBURN – My Wicked Virgin (Club Wicked Book 6)https://amzn.to/2ZULuOv
AVERY FLYNN – Awk-weird (Ice Knights Book 2)https://amzn.to/36sa6AF


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