Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring Fever e-Giveaways: 1 Box Set, 1 eBook

By Marion Ueckermann

This morning I walked outside, carrying my bowl of rice crispies, and breathed in the awesome freshness of the changing of the seasons as we slowly creep into autumn. Normally my mornings are rushed—once I’m dressed it’s a dash to the car (no time to stop and smell the roses, or the morning breeze), drive to work with my nose stuck in my laptop (no, I’m not driving, hubby is), and then a dash inside the building where I worked. Stay there until 6pm and repeat the sequence in reverse. So I savored the time this morning, because today feels like the first day of the rest of my life—my life as a full-time author.

But, this blog is not about that journey. This blog is about the abundance of spring happening in the northern hemisphere. Love Blossoms is a collaboration by 7 authors from all corners of the globe, bringing readers 7 spring-fresh romances in one neatly packaged box set. And this weekend, this amazing collection went on sale for just $0.99c (an 80% saving off the normal price). But hurry, sale ends today though. If you haven’t yet bought your copy, you can do so now by following this link.

On Friday the authors ran a Bookbub ad, and when we quickly got the Amazon orange ribbon—No. 1 Bestseller—and placed No. 1 in all three categories the set was listed in, the weekend was spent watching the Amazon author rankings for Religion and Spirituality. I started Friday off not having seen the Amazon Top 100 for some time. By Saturday, we were all in the top 18, with five making it to page 1 (top 10).

Forget about spring fever ... we were all Bookbub frenzied. It was so exciting.

But, besides Love Blossoms, I had more spring fever happening last week when I released Spring’s Promise. And to share the fever, I’m giving away one copy of Spring’s Promise, and one copy of Love Blossoms. Leave a comment to be in the draws (and if you only want to be in one draw, please state so in your comment).



1972. Every day in Belfast, Northern Ireland, holds risk, especially for the mayor’s daughter. But Dr. Olivia O'Hare has a heart for people and chooses to work on the wrong side of a city where colors constantly clash. The orange and green of the Republicans pitted against the red and blue of those loyal to Britain. While they might share the common hue of white, it brings no peace.

Caught between the Republicans and Loyalists’ conflict, blue-collar worker Ryann Doyle has to wonder if there’s life before death. The answer seems to be a resounding, ‘No’. His mother is dead, his father’s a drunk, and his younger brother, Declan, is steeped in the Provisional IRA. Then he crosses paths with Olivia O’Hare.

After working four days straight, mopping up PIRA’s latest act of terror, Olivia is exhausted. All she wants is to go home and rest. But when she drives away from Royal Victoria Hospital, rest is the last thing Olivia gets.

When Declan kidnaps the Lord Mayor of Belfast’s daughter, Ryann has to find a way to rescue the dark-haired beauty, though it means he must turn his back on his own flesh and blood for someone he just met.


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MARION UECKERMANN's passion for writing was sparked when she moved to Ireland with her family. Her love of travel has influenced her contemporary inspirational romances set in novel places. She now lives in South Africa in an empty nest with her husband and their crazy black Scottie, Wally.

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15 comments:

  1. Well done my little sister ........... you can leave me out of the draw, I will have my printed copies soon :-) rather give the chance to someone else. Just wanted to say, good luck to all the authors and trusting that God will bless these ventures abundantly xxxx

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    1. Thanks, Lyds. And God is blessings. He's so amazing!

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  2. 1972. Difficult times. Great setting for a book. All the best to you on it.

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    1. Thanks, LeAnne. It was so interesting researching. Thankfully I had a friend who grew up on the outskirts of Belfast to check my accuracy.

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    1. LOL, I know you do, Angela :) And thanks to you, it's worthy of publishing :)

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  4. Good luck with the new book and congratulations on your new life as a full-time author.

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    1. Thanks, Alice. Day 2 and I'm setting in to the new routine...and loving it!

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  5. Congratulations, Marion and the other 6 authors. It's still No 1 across 2 categories and #278 on overall Kindle. Incredible.

    Autumn has just arrived down under and I'm loving the cooler mornings and less humidity during the day.

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    1. Thanks, Ian. And we're back up at No. 1 in all 3 categories. It's a see-saw ride :)

      We've had such a hot summer that I can't wait for winter (and when that arrives, I'll be longing for summer).

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  6. Marion, congrats on your upcoming release - I can't wait to read it! The Bookbub frenzy with Love Blossoms was fun. I spent most of April 1 (US time) offline and flying over the Pacific from Honolulu to Australia. I arrived in Sydney on the evening of April 2 to find Love Blossoms had reached #117 in the paid Kindle store :)

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    1. Thanks, Narelle. Yes, Bookbub was a great time. Sorry you were offline most of the time. Glad you're back home and safe.

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  7. Congrats again on your new status as full-time author and all the best for the many projects you have on the go and tucked into that busy little mind of yours! I'd love a chance to read either of these books as I haven't been able to keep up! Shirl.corder@gmail.com

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  8. Between back to back writing deadlines, and a holiday overseas, I've been remiss to announce the winner from my April 4 blog post.

    LeAnne Hardy was the winner of the Love Blossoms box set, and Shirley Corder, Spring's Promise. Both wins have been gifted. Congrats ladies and happy reading.

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