Thankful Thursday, July 20, 2017!

Wow, vacation is great but the amount of work and emails you miss ALMOST make it not worth going. I said almost. 😉

We really did have an awesome time in Tennessee. It was our first trip to Nashville, but we always enjoy Pigeon Forge with the Smoky Mountains to explore, the wonderful dinner shows, and the heartwarming patriotism.

Now I’m home and playing catch up, especially with Worth the Wait releasing on the 25th. This is the 2nd book in The Guthrie Brothers duology. If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet, you can do that here: http://lorifoster.com/books/worth.php#order

There’s still time to enter the WORTH THE WAIT Preorder Giveaway. Go here for details: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17597.Lori_Foster/blog Easy giveaway. If you’ve pre-ordered WORTH THE WAIT, you’re already halfway there, so don’t miss your chance at 1 of 5 awesome prize packs!

If you’re in the Cincinnati area, I’ll be signing Worth the Wait at the BN in West Chester, Ohio on the 25th at 6:30. I’d love to see you there. For more info, visit: http://lorifoster.com/events/

Now it’s time for #ThankfulThursday!
We start this week with an autographed ARC (Advanced Reviewer Copy) of Worth the Wait.
In addition, the winner gets:
Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis,
Cold in the Shadows by Toni Anderson,
Deception Island by Brynn Kelly &
So This Is Love + On A Night Like This by Barbara Freethy

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We also have a special book bundle with swag, a cover coloring book, and lots more from Monette Michaels as well as a copy of Storm Stories.

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Then we have an #RAGT17 tote bag donated by Monette Michaels and Paige Tyler, and lots of swag from Lora Leigh, Paige Tyler, Hildie McQueen, CC Dragon and many more.

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 7/20/17 to see if your name is posted!

If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm ET, 7/21/17!

Come back every Thursday for a new #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday July 13, 2017!

I’m having a vacation week! 🙂
If you’re following me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster/ you know that I finished (and turned in) FAST BURN. Before I start the next book, my husband and I decided to jump in the RV and head to Tennessee.
We started in Nashville, visiting the original Grand Old Opry, The Ryman Auditorium, and then the Country Music Hall of Fame. So many fun things to see in Nashville – and so much great food!
On Wednesday we headed to Chattanooga, TN to visit Ruby Falls. Loved it!
Now we’re in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN, which is one of our favorite places to visit. Tennessee as a whole is one of our favorite trips, plus it’s nice to be on vacation for awhile.

As soon as I return home I’ll hunker down in promo mode for the release of Worth the Wait, the 2nd book in The Guthrie Brothers Series on July 25th. This is Hogan & Violet’s story with a secondary story about Sheriff Hawley & Brooklin. If you haven’t preordered your copy yet, you can do that here: http://lorifoster.com/books/worth.php#order

For those who preorder, I’m also doing a fun giveaway that’s so easy to enter. You can win one of 5 giveaway bundles. All the details on how to enter the WORTH THE WAIT Preorder Giveaway are here: https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/15390772-worth-the-wait-preorder-giveaway

With all that we still have to take time for the #ThankfulThursday giveaway! This week we’re giving 5 books, starting with Hard Justice from me!
Then there is
Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey,
The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon,
Courting the Cowboy Boss by Janice Maynard &
Lost in You by Jules Bennett

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We also have a bundle of swag from myself, Susan Mallery, Sam Cheever, Renee Vincent & more + a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift card.

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All of this with a First-Timers bag from #RAGT17 provided by Wendi Zwaduk, Jocie McKade & CC Dragon! Also throwing in some fun magnets and pens.

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 7/13/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm ET, 7/14/17!

Come back every Thursday for a new #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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WORTH THE WAIT Preorder Givaway!

It’s giveaway time!!

With Worth the Wait hitting bookshelves on July 25th, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway for those who pre-order the book.
(If you haven’t yet done so, you still have time to be eligible for the giveaway: http://lorifoster.com/books/worth.php#order)

Details of how to enter next, but first the prizes!

1st Prize
Kindle Fire
Jude’s Law Audiobook
Murphy’s Law Audiobook
$20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

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2nd Prize
Run The Risk Audiobook
Bare It All Audiobook
Dash Of Peril Audiobook
Getting Rowdy Audiobook
$20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

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3rd Prize
Wild Audiobook
$20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

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4th Prize
The Watson Brothers Audiobook
$10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

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5th Prize
Unexpected Audiobook
$10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

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How to enter:
If you’ve preordered the book, you’re halfway there! Now all you need to do is send a picture or screen shot of your pre-order receipt to spm.foster@gmail.com

At 5pm ET on the day the book releases (July 25th) we’ll randomly draw the winners for the giveaway. Easy-peasy right?

Pre-order your copy of Worth the Wait today and get your receipts in for your chance to win!

Good luck everyone!

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Christmas In July version of Thankful Thursday!

Hello July!!
If you’re in the U.S., I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. It’s always an honor to celebrate our great nation. For all of our Canadian friends, I hope you also had a wonderful Canada Day! July has many moments to celebrate. 🙂

This week I got the hardcover author copies of Worth the Wait, the 2nd book in The Guthrie Brothers series. It’ll hit bookshelves July 25th! I hope everyone enjoys reading the characters as much as I enjoyed writing them. If you haven’t yet pre-ordered your copy, you can do that here: http://lorifoster.com/books/worth.php#order

While many are enjoying their summer, I thought it would be fun to do a Christmas In July giveaway. I’ve put together a few of my Christmas anthologies with holiday reads from some of my author friends for this week’s #ThankfulThursday!

My books include, I’m Your Santa, The Night Before Christmas, A Very Merry Christmas & Santa, Baby.

Then we have
The Trouble with Mistletoe by Jill Shalvis,
A Bad Boy for Christmas by Jessica Lemmon,
Christmas in Destiny by Toni Blake &
Winter Wishes by Jules Bennett.
(Winter Wishes is an ARC that will be sent out around July 20th!)

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The #RAGT17 swag includes cups from Paige Tyler, Lora Leigh & Hildie McQueen.
From C.C. Dragon we have a sleep mask, ear plugs and cell phone stand.
Also included is a Denise Swanson spatula, Jan Scarbrough stress heart & Teri Anne Stanley lip balm with a Jessica Lemmon button. There’s also a pen from Megan Slayer & nail files from Molly Jebber & Laura Hawks. All this plus an autograph booklet donated by Lora Leigh, and rack cards and magnets from me.

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It all comes in an #RAGT17 tote bag donated by Paige Tyler & Monette Michaels!

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 7/6/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm ET, 7/7/17!

Come back every Thursday for a new #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, June 29, 2017!

Amazing that we’re already knocking on the door of July! This year seems to be flying by. I plan to enjoy the 4th of July celebrations here in the U.S. with family and friends visiting at the lake. What are your plans?

July 25th brings the release of Worth the Wait, the 2nd book in The Guthrie Brothers Series, which is Hogan and Violet’s story with a secondary story from Sherriff Nathan Hawley and Brooklin Sweet. I hope everyone likes the characters as much as I did.
If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy yet you can here: http://lorifoster.com/books/worth.php#order

Also, if you haven’t read Don’t Tempt Me, the first book in The Guthrie Brothers Series, now is a great time because it was just released in mass market paperback. (It was already available in trade, hardcover, digital & audio.) You can order your copy here: http://lorifoster.com/books/tempt.php#order

On to this week’s #ThankfulThursday, a time to say Thank You to all the amazing readers who take time out of their day to visit with me on Facebook. 🙂 This week I’m giving an #RAGT17 goody bag filled with lots of books and swag!
The books include: autographed copy of Under Pressure by me.
Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis,
How To Sleep With The Boss by Janice Maynard,
Mike’s Way Back by Amy Gregory,
Rescuing the Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon &
Tested by Magic by Jasmine Walt.

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The #RAGT17 swag includes cups from Paige Tyler, Lora Leigh & Hildie McQueen.
Then from C.C. Dragon we have a sleep mask, ear plugs and cell phone stand. Also included is a Denise Swanson spatula, Jan Scarbrough stress heart & Teri Anne Stanley lip balm with a Jessica Lemmon button.
There’s also a pen from Megan Slayer & nail files from Molly Jebber & Laura Hawks. All this plus an autograph booklet donated by Lora Leigh, and rack cards and magnets from me.

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It all comes in an #RAGT17 tote bag donated by Paige Tyler & Monette Michaels!

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 6/29/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm ET, 6/30/17!

Come back every Thursday for a new #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday June 22, 2017!

::Shew:: Finally feel like I’m caught up from #RAGT17! This year was absolutely amazing and I can’t begin to thank all the incredible sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible. We’ve also had so much interest in the 2018 event that we have most of our sponsor positions filled. How fun is that?
We’re still looking for a few meal sponsors, and discretionary cash donations are always accepted. You can see info about #RAGT18 here: http://readerauthorgettogether.com/about/#info

I’m so close to finishing Fast Burn, but I lost a little of my momentum after being away from my desk for so long. Luckily these characters grabbed me and pulled me back in, so now I’m back on track. Fast Burn is the 4th and final book in the Body Armor series and releases April 2018!
Speaking of releases, we’re now in countdown mode for Worth the Wait, the 2nd book in The Guthrie Brothers series. It releases July 25th. Hogan and Violet were a hoot to write and I look forward to you meeting them. Fingers & toes crossed that you enjoy them as much as I do!

Now let’s head into this week’s #ThankfulThursday, which includes a bundle of books from #RAGT17, starting with an autographed copy of Hard Justice from me.
Then we have:
The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon,
Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Bailey,
So This Is Love by Barbara Freethy,
Courting the Cowboy Boss by Janice Maynard &
A Mansion, A Drag Queen, And A New Job by C.C. Dragon

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I’m also incuding an #RAGT17 “First-Timers” Bag from Wendi Zwaduk, Jocie McKade & Cheryl Dragon with swag from Melanie Jayne, Sam Cheever, C.C. Dragon & Lori Foster.

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Lastly, I’m adding a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, along with a lot of other fun swag from #RAGT17, including rack cards, bookmarks and the extra bonus of a Worth the Wait sampler.

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 6/22/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm ET, 6/23/17!

Come back every Thursday for a new #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, June 15, 2017!

I’m finally catching up again after last week’s #RAGT17. It was a huge, busy, productive success!
For those that may not know, as fun as the event is, we also raise money from our raffles and book sales for several worthy causes.
This year we donated $22,500 to the One Way Farm, a local home for abused and abandoned children; $1500 to the Animal Adoption Foundation, a no-kill animal shelter (plus all proceeds from A Buckhorn Baby go directly to the shelter); and a percentage of book fair sales (still being tallied) will go to the Conductive Learning Center of Greater Cincinnati, a school for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy.
I’m always amazed by the generosity of the reader and author community that we’ve built with this event. Granted, the setup and execution is exhausting, but when it’s over I’m always anticipating the next year.

Just so you know, I have some of the very limited PRINT copies of A Buckhorn Baby left over from the event. (It’s digital everywhere else!) If you’re interested in getting your own print copy, check out this post and find out how you can get your own.
https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/15272028-limited-print-copies-of-a-buckhorn-baby

Now that we’re back from the event and getting on track again, we’re jumping right into #ThankfulThursday.
This week I have awesome goodies from #RAGT17, starting with an autographed ARC of Worth the Wait from me.
We also have:
Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis,
All I Want Is You by Toni Blake,
The Billionaire Bachelor by Jessica Lemmon,
Always His Earl by Cheryl Dragon.
I’m also including a Sam Cheever fan, Monette Michaels hand sanitizer, C.C. Dragon ear buds, pens, bookmarks, and lots of other fun swag, all in an #RAGT17 “First Timers” bag from Wendi Zwaduk, Cheryl Dragon and Jocie McKade.

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 6/15/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 6/16/17!

Come back every Thursday for a new #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, June 1, 2017!

I had a fantastic weekend with family celebrating Memorial Day with a grill out and a few boat rides. I always feel so peaceful when out on the water. It truly relaxes me and helps me decompress. 🙂
Of course, I also shared my gratitude to the brave soldiers who gave so much to protect our freedoms. The true meaning of Memorial Day is so very important.

I’ve been crazy busy finishing work for this year’s Reader & Author Get Together, or #RAGT17 as we like to call it. We have huge boxes of books, as well as all of the amazing swag that authors have donated, so that each attendee will get a stuffed goody bag.

Remember, the 2 huge booksignings are FREE and Open to the Public on Friday June 9th & Saturday June 10th from 3-5pm. Visit Lori Foster, J.R. Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Lora Leigh, Jill Shalvis, Darynda Jones and many, many more. You can see the full list of 72 attending authors here: http://readerauthorgettogether.com/bookfairs/#friday

I’ll probably have to skip the scheduled giveaways for next week (I’ll be at the event!) but I’ll try to do some random giveaways on site, so keep checking the Facebook page!

For this week, let’s talk #ThankfulThursday! I wouldn’t be able to host #RAGT each year if not for all of the amazing readers, so THANK YOU.

I’m giving a HUGE stack of books this week for #ThankfulThursday, starting with an autographed copy of Jude’s Law!
Then we also have the following:
The Harder You Fall by Gena Showalter
First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan,
All I Want Is You by Toni Blake,
Tycoon’s Delicious Debt by Susanna Carr,
Hot SEAL by Lynn Raye Harris,
Here, Home, Hope by Kaira Rouda,
Cinder’s Rising by Jenika Snow &
Sunflower Touches by Cheryl Oblon

I’m also including an autographed tote bag from Karen Rose with lots of swag.

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 6/1/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 6/2/17!

Come back Two Thursdays from now for another #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, May 25, 2017!

We’re coming up on Memorial Day Weekend here in the U.S. As you celebrate the time off, please remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I have extreme respect and gratitude for our military, and I hope you do as well.

We’re only 2 week’s from the start of #RAGT17! Even though full attendance for the event is sold out, the 2 big booksignings are FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Friday, June 9th & Saturday, June 10th from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. You can see the full signing list here: http://readerauthorgettogether.com/about/#bookfairs (Subject to change, so be sure to check it right before the signing dates!)

I’m desperately hoping to finish writing Fast Burn before we get to #RAGT17. Sahara and Brand have cooperated, practically writing the book for me. It’s the last story in the Body Armor series and I’m anxious to wrap it up, but between house decisions and last minute #RAGT17 decisions, we’ll see if it gets finished before or after. 🙂

No matter what I have going on, I always make time to say Thank You to all of the amazing readers with my weekly #ThankfulThursday! This week is special because I’m including fun stuff from my visit to the Natural Bridge in Kentucky!

Let’s start with #autographed copies of Jude’s Law & Murphy’s Law.

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We’ll add copies of
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning,
All I Want Is You by Toni Blake &
Hot SEAL by Lynn Raye Harris.

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I’ll include a bundle of fun swag + an #RAGT15 tote bag!

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And then from the Natural Bridge, I’m including:
An XL T-shirt, pen, magnet, braided bracelet, a tin of mints, all in a nifty old-timers paper bag. (I love creative packaging!)

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 5/25/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 5/26/17!

And come back next Thursday for another #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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Thankful Thursday, May 18, 2017!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. I got flowers from my boys and my hubby, took in a movie, and even got out on the lake for a boat ride. I wrote up a storm on Mon & Tues (working on Fast Burn – Brand’s story in the Body Armor series) then on Wed, Allen and I took a trip down to the Natural Bridge. I love getting outside on beautiful days.
Now I’m ready to write again.

It’s nice to steal some downtime, especially when we’re so busy making final preparations for #RAGT17! Don’t forget that even though the event is sold out, the 72 author booksignings on Friday June 9th & Saturday June 10th from 3-5 are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! I’ll be signing, along with Karen Marie Moning, J.R.Ward, Lora Leigh, Jill Shalvis, Darynda Jones and many others.
Check out the full signing schedule here:
http://readerauthorgettogether.com/bookfairs/

At those signings, I’ll have very limited PRINT copies of A Buckhorn Baby that you can purchase and have autographed. It will be released digitally everywhere else on June 1st. This is the benefit book I write each year where all advance and royalties go to the Animal Adoption Foundation – a local no-kill animal shelter in Ohio that is very close to my heart for all of the amazing work they do.

As usual though we are still having #ThankfulThursday!
This week’s prize pack starts with #autographed copies of
Jude’s Law and Murphy’s Law

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Then we have:
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
All I Want Is You by Toni Blake
Hot SEAL by Lynn Raye Harris.

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I’m including a bundle of swag & an RAGT15 tote bag!

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*NO ENTRY REQUIRED!*

#ThankfulThursday is easy! Every Thursday, one name is randomly drawn from the LIKEs on my Facebook page and that person gets the featured goodies. Fun, right!?

Make sure to check back on my FB wall – https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster – around 8:00pm EST on 5/18/17 to see if your name is posted!
If it is, you’ll need to get your mailing address to me within one day.

Deadline to send your address is 8pm 5/19/17!

And come back next Thursday for another #ThankfulThursday giveaway!

Happy reading to all,

Lori Foster
http://www.LoriFoster.com

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