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From Me to You ~ Are you in Milwaukee?

If you’re hanging in Milwaukee stop by the Hyatt on Killborn and grab some books! There is a book signing going on at 4:30 pm in the Atrium. Not sure how big it will be, but it has been fun so far!

I have only 3 books with me (multiple copies, though!)

 

Hope to see you there! I’ve got to run and head to more classes! Have a wonderful Saturday.

Beverly Ovalle ~ Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop March 15-28

Enjoy the hop! Every Blog Stop has a giveaway! Check out what everyone is offering!

As for me? I’m offering a signed book (US) or ebook (INT) of Willow’s Cry. Read below to see how to enter!

Alex is just a regular guy… who can hear the wind speak and the earth talk, not a bad thing for a Park Ranger if a bit unusual. His life is everything he desires. Until Mother Nature expresses her displeasure at his family’s threat to sell the land they had been charged to protect. Alex is left to try to stop the sale, finding a damsel in distress along the way who wraps herself around his heart.

Happy living in her tree, observing the world without joining in, Willow has yearned for Alex for years. Too shy to emerge, the little nymph is suddenly catapulted into Alex’s arms, her tree destroyed during a massive storm.

Mother Nature has a plan and she’ll do everything she can to force Alex’s family to continue their roles as guardians, even if it means sacrificing one she protects.

Available exclusively on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited 

 

Obviously I like to write. But I’m a crafter too! Some of my hobbies are making Stained Glass, Sewing, Jewelry Making, plus I make most of my own SWAG. Bookmarks (the fancy ones, not the paper ones) are a fun project. I’m working on making necklaces for my next signing that have my book covers on them.

This month began with me becoming a full time writer! A dream come true. Why? I retired from my current career after 31 years. Just in case I don’t instantly hit the NYT list, I have my retirement to feed me and pay my bills, lol. Definitely a necessity!

 

So, what are your hobbies are where are you from? Enter a comment below to be entered to win! By the way, I’m in Wisconsin.

(I tried two different giveaway links but none of them seem to be working for me! So just leave a comment)

 

I’d also be happy if you followed me! Not a requirement, but it would be awesome!

Here are my stalker links:

Amazon Author Page

Facebook Author Page

Twitter

Website

Instagram

Blog – You’re here! You might as well sign up to follow me!

I’m on Snapchat too, but my only friends are my daughter and one of her friends. They felt sorry for me. My snaps are random and I don’t believe I use it properly, lol. But if you don’t mind a bit of randomness, you can follow me there too! But I don’t know how to tell you how to find me! I’m either under my name or ovalleba.

 

Follow the other blogs for their giveaways! They are all linked below:

~BookHounds (INT)

~BookHounds YA (INT)

~Stuck In Books (US)

~:Storey Book Reviews

~Jean Book Nerd

~All the Ups and Downs (INT)

~Savings in Seconds (US) ~

~Author ML Hamilton

~Reading Reality (INT)

~Lili Lost in a Book (INT)

~Jemima Pett, Author (INT)

~Beverly Ovalle ~ Smile Somebody Loves You

~ Craves the Angst Book Blog (US)

~ Literary Rambles (INT)

~ Kristi’s Book Nook

~ StackingMyBookShelves! (INT)

~ Angel’s Guilty Pleasures (INT)

~ icefairy’s Treasure Chest (INTL)

~ Win Book Money (US)

~ Celebrate Woman Today (US)

~ Every Free Chance Books – US/INT

~ Michelle @ Book Briefs (Open INT)

~ Says Me Says Mom (US)

~ Mocha Girls Read (INT)

~ Heidi Reads. . . (US)

~ I’m Into Books (US)

~ Books & Life (US)

~ Author of Sweet Romance & Mystery (US)

~ Book Dust Magic (INT

 

 

From Me to You

Another snowy Saturday here in Wisconsin! My second day after retiring. I’m going to try to accomplish one thing everyday that needs doing. Yesterday was cleaning the toilet and sink in the upstairs bathroom. LOL. So you can see that my goals aren’t lofty. Just necessary. Today, I’m babysitting but I’m going to work in the bathroom again. Cleaning up the stuff that has accumulated in there for years. I’m determined to de-hoard my house! Well, it may not be that bad, but it’s bad enough!

My daughter is in Madison taking the test for her LPN license! I’m praying she passes. I’m sure she will. She’s studied hard to pass everything. Next year she’ll be doing the same to get her RN. I’m so proud of my little girl.

This isn’t just a random picture of one of my books. The cover is actually my daughter almost four years ago. Just before she had my granddaughter.

A Sailor’s Delight

 

Lee Santiago went from one mistake to the next. When a friend dies, exposing his mortality all too well Lee’s family steps in to force him to make something of himself. He can’t be a party boy all his life and if he wants to sign his life away, it will be on the dotted line. He doesn’t even have time to say goodbye. Anyway it was only a drunken one night stand.

Isabelle was always the good girl. Until that night. When the man she’d always worshiped finally noticed her. She couldn’t say no. She’s heartsick to find out he doesn’t remember it. Isabelle’s life crashes around her when the results are in. The truth comes out and she has nowhere to turn. She looks for Lee, but he’s gone.

Will he be man enough to step up and face the consequences when he learns the truth?

 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sailors-Delight-Santiagos-Book-ebook/dp/B01I6CJAK4/

Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/ASailorsDelight

Ebook Universal: https://www.books2read.com/u/mvYYLl

 

Well now that I’ve done my little plug, lol, I’ll continue. Right now our life revolves around our girls. The D and GD if I start abbreviating. It’s not that we ignore our son. Not even. But, he lives in South Carolina. He recently was stationed there. We’re proud of our Marine, too!

Besides babysitting, I’ll be writing. Once the D is home, I’ll start back up on Finding Faith. I’m getting closer to the end. Then, I’ll go over the beta read my buddy Tamara Hoffa did for me before she passed. Then it’ll be heading off to my editor, Molly S Daniels. The cover will be worked on within the next few days. The artist JM Walker is unavailable for the next few days.

Then, the dreaded blurb! Though, I’ve been thinking about it. I actually have been reading a book about how to make your blurb. It really seems to help. I’ve been doing the exercises in the book and it is taking shape! So I have to read a book to finish my book lol.

I’m really trying to get at least three books done by May. If I have one done, I’ll be satisfied, but not exactly happy. One of them will be more of a novella. I’ve been almost done with it for years but had it just sitting there. Mind you, it still needs editing and a cover. But, I’ll finish one book at a time! The other is a children’s book. I’m still trying to find an appropriate title. Not to mention, I need to get an art program (I’ve been searching for the right one) to do the illustrations. I’ll be publishing my children’s books under a pen name to keep the kiddies from seeing my steamy side! They grow up too fast as it is.

Have a good weekend, and don’t forget to check for Sunday Sales tomorrow!

 

From Me to You on Today, my retirement day!

I can’t believe it’s finally here! I’m so excited! I have worked for the Government in different capacities since 1982. Yup, 1982. Today, 37 years later, I’m retiring. I spent 5 years in the Navy, almost 1 year working for the Navy as a Base Police Officer and 31 years in working for the United States Postal Service. Starting as a letter carrier and progressing to Postmaster for the final 16 years of my service.

I’ve enjoyed every one of the jobs I have done in the past 37 years. Some have been more interesting than others.

But today, today it is time to lay down my hat and say goodbye.

I’m hoping from here on out, my only job will be writer! And blogger! And Grandma!

So, short and sweet, I’m going to enjoy today, say goodbye and relax!

Today is my Birthday! I’m doing a Giveaway!

So, since it is, I’ve decided to do a giveaway! 2 ebooks! (If you’re going to be at one of my book signings, I’ll make it signed copies!) Otherwise, 2 ebooks for the winner!

Here is where I’ll be in 2019:

Authors Invade the Beach in Myrtle Beach SC on May 4th

Wild Deadwood in Deadwood SD on June 6-8

Writers on the River in Peoria IL on July 20th

Royal Readers at Mall of America in Bloomington MN on Aug 17

Romance Rendezvous Book Bash in Cedar Falls IA on Aug 24

Imaginarium Convention in Louisville KY on Oct 11-13

Ready to Read Romance 3 in Omaha NB on Nov 2

The links will take you to the attendee’s pages where you can find links to get tickets. Hope to see you around somewhere! I’m sure I’ll have a couple more coming up in my home state of Wisconsin, but those aren’t planned out as far in advance as the big ones above.

ANYHOW…

You let me know which two you prefer! Here are all of the books I currently have out. Let me know in comments your choice. I’ll have Mr. Random pick and announce the winners on here on Saturday February 16!

These are the ones available at my signings:

The following books are only in ebook format!

 

Clicking on each of the covers will take you to Amazon to check them out. So, make your choices and leave a comment!

From Me to You

Ahhh! Another lazy Saturday despite the banging in the dining room. I’m babysitting my granddaughter while her mom’s at work. No clue what she’s up to other than it involves plato. I’m heading in there to play shortly. I’m partial to the dinosaur plato pieces. Fun weekend!

In the meantime, I’m watching My Little Pony. Don’t judge, lol.

I’m running a bit behind on my manuscript, but need to get finished on it. I’m heading into the home stretch! Just have to take out a few characters.

I have to go over what my buddy Tamara beta read before she passed away, make changes then send to Molly, my editor.

In the mean time, the critter is calling so I have to get back to babysitting. Have a great Saturday!

From Me to You

Well, I’m about to embark on another decorating adventure! This time I’m only painting, not tearing out plaster, dry walling or tiling! Just painting. Seems kind of tame, lol.

The room my granddaughter is in is a lovely shade of bright yellow. I’m taking my Menard’s rebate and purchasing paint. Pink and purple. Of course! For Christmas she got wall stickers of My Little Ponies for her wall. It will truly be a girly girl room.

Of course, she’s only three so I guess we’ll allow it, lol.

I’ve been trying to get a bit of writing done each day. I just bought the cover for Finding Faith! Another JM Walker. She did one of my previous covers. A Dragon’s Treasure I believe. So you know it will be awesome!

And until the blurb (Oh God NOT the blurb)is done, no one will see it, lol. Finding Faith will be out by May 4th, 2019. I’m aiming for sooner, but I can’t see it happening. I’ll have it finished by the end of February, then I’ll send it off for editing. Part of it was already done by my bestie, Tamara Hoffa before she passed away in October. I’ll have to find a new editor for my paranormal romances now.

Ah, well. I have to go wrap my hair to try to keep the paint out.

Have a great Saturday. I’ll try to add pictures of before during and after!