Surprise! 10 books for .99cents!

WhooHoo!!! It’s here, it’s here!

My book, FALLING FOR YOU is part of a Contemporary Romance bundle of books! I’m thrilled to be with such great company!

You can’t beat this deal: 10 books for only $0.99!!! How awesome is that?!?!

Even if you’ve already read my book, you can get this bundle and read 9 other awesome stories for only .99 cents! We’re talking .11 cents for each book. How can you beat that price?!?! So what are you waiting for? Go get this bundle while you can, because it WON’T be around forever.

This is a limited time offer!!!

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Here’s what readers and reviewers are saying about the 10 books in the Modern Love Bundle!


Beginning Again by Peggy Bird — “a lovely book about hope, love, and starting over.” — WiLoveBooks.

Destination Wedding by Robyn Neeley — “Destination Wedding by Robyn Neeley is a fun and very entertaining read that will keep you hooked till the very end.” — Harlequin Junkie

Drawn to Johan by Jennifer DeCuir – “This book was absolutely amazing and I loved every bit of it.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read about love, taking chances and family.” – Night Owl Reviews

Falling for You by Heather Thurmeier — “Falling For You is such a sweet, funny character driven story. All the characters may not be lovable, but I thought they were great, from the main cast to the smallest part. This story has one of the greatest endings I’ve read. I was swept away…” — The Long and The Short of it Reviews

Her Knight in Black Leather by J.M. Stewart – ”Great, fluid writing, sincere dialogue and loveable characters. I fell in love with this story, and I think you will too.” — MsRomanticReads

On the Fly by Katie Kenyhercz — “Kenyhercz beautifully blends in hockey scenes that are a pleasure to read. Even if you aren’t a hockey fan, you will be able to follow along with ease. With an engaging couple and action-packed hockey scenes, On the Fly delivers an enthralling story right up to the edge-of-your-seat climax and stunning romantic conclusion that leave you smiling.” — Lori of Lusty Penguin Reviews as posted on Jeep Diva Reviews

Save My Soul by Elley Arden — “Elley pens ‘Save My Soul’ in an unique and original plot that is full of hardships and romance with a touch of humor. With strong, well developed characters that had some great chemistry throughout, I fell in love with this book from the very first chapter.” – My Cozie Corner

Spiraling by Rachel Cross — “This book was filled with so much angst and turmoil that it was more than just a romance. The attraction between Shane and Amy was scorching, and Rachel Cross knows how to write a hot love story between tormented characters.” — Michelle from Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind

Sweet Gone South by Alicia Hunter Pace — “Charming and clever with richly drawn characters and a heartwarming, sigh-worthy happily-ever-after, Alicia Hunter Pace is a natural-born storyteller.” — Rhonda Nelson, New York Times Bestseller and National Readers’ Choice Award Winner

Wildly by Debra Kayn – “I really could empathize with Shauna, I mean who hasn’t had a crush on a hot older guy and of course making a fool of yourself over said older guy is a rite of passage. Debra Kayn has put together a compelling story that shows us love evolving and changing over time and in all facets of the lives of the main characters.” – My Reading Obsession



Who’s Ready for a Giveaway?!

In honor of SURVIVE FOR MY LOVE officially releasing, I’ve decided to do a giveaway!!! And this is one that all of my readers can participate in! All you have to do is buy your copy of Survive for My Love from ANY of the available retailers and EMAIL me your purchase confirmation. Do that, and I will enter your name into the contest. Easy peasy!!!


Now, what if you bought Survive already? Go get that email from your inbox or trash and forward it along. Is it gone forever and you can’t get it back?? Send me a picture of Chapter 11 from Survive For My Love on your ereader.

Email me at hthurmeier @ gmail . com (with no spaces!) with one of these 2 ways to enter  and I’ll put your name in the mix for a $10 AMAZON GIFT CARD that you can then use to buy anything you want!!! How cool is that? And easy too!

Contest closes July 11th, 2014 at 11:59 pm. Winner will be contacted and awarded July 12th.



Survive For My Love is HERE!!!!

It was supposed to release on July 4th but look what I just found?! SURVIVE FOR MY LOVE is here early! Now you can find out what happens to Sara and Dane as they try to find her family in a world that is anything but normal. Check out the blurb and excerpt!

After fleeing for safety when a deadly virus pandemic upends their world, Sara and Dane take refuge in a hidden bunker. Her family should have reached the site within the first seventy-two hours…but they haven’t. Convinced they are at the Plan B location, Sara will risk everything to find her family before it’s too late.

With the world outside in chaos, Dane believes leaving the bunker is a bad idea—the virus isn’t the only thing to fear. But Sara’s determined to find her family, so he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the woman who saved his life and stole his heart. Forced to fight for their lives, he hopes they survive long enough to make a future together in a new and unpredictable world.

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Sara sighed. “They should be here already. Forty-eight to seventy-two hours has always been our initial target time for meeting up here. It’s been two weeks, and still, not one of them has shown up. They had to go with Plan B.”

Dane looked up, curiosity written all over his face. “There’s a Plan B? Damn, you guys didn’t mess around, did you?”

She smirked. Her family took being prepared seriously. This hidden bunker, stocked to the hilt with food, supplies, necessities, and comforts was their biggest achievement. But they had others as well. The bunker was just Plan A, the place to go if they could get to it. There was also a location closer to where they all lived, but it was less stocked, less protected, and easier for strangers to happen upon. Still better than the average citizen’s plan of nothing. Plans C, D and E also existed, but she hadn’t mentioned those to Dane. Just because she’d fallen in love with him and let him into the bunker didn’t mean she could confess all of her family’s secrets. Maybe soon. But not yet.

“You have no idea. Anyway, the point is, they should be here, and they aren’t. I can’t live here for the rest of my life and not know what’s going on in the outside world or what’s happened to my family. So, I think we should take a little peek outside and see what’s up.”

“You think we’ll be safe?” he asked.

“If we take proper precautions, then yes. I have HAZMAT-style suits we can wear to protect our bodies. And I have full masks to protect us from most airborne pathogens. I think we could walk for miles and be okay with this combination.”

He nodded, obviously listening but staying silent while he soaked it all in. She continued, knowing he wouldn’t make a decision until he had all the information.

“We can take a few of our weapons to protect ourselves, and packs with supplies just in case something happens and we can’t get into the bunker for a while.” She figured if anything could sway his decision, it would be this next reason. “Maybe we’ll even hunt while we’re up there. Just the thought of your fresh venison stew makes my mouth water.”

He cocked an eyebrow at her. “Going right for the path of least resistance, huh?”

She tilted her head, feigning innocence. “No, I just love your venison.”

Dane sat back and took a long sip of his coffee. “All right. You’ve convinced me. But if we run into any more thugs like the last ones, then I’m bringing us here right away, even if I have to throw you over my shoulder. Deal?”

“Deal.” She raised her mug to him as if in a toast. “To finding out what’s on the other side of our door.”

“And living long enough to figure out what to do next.”




SURVIVE FOR MY LOVE  is almost here!!! It is scheduled to release July 4th! Whoohoo! Check out this awesome cover and blurb!

Sara and Dane have been living in a hidden bunker together for two weeks after fleeing for safety when cruise ships came into port carrying a virus along with their passengers. Her family should have reached the bunker within the first seventy-two hours and since they haven’t, Sara’s convinced they are at their plan B location. Now she’s willing to risk it all to find her family before it’s too late.

Dane isn’t convinced leaving the bunker is a good idea when the world outside is falling to crisis and chaos, but he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the woman who saved his life and stole his heart. The virus isn’t the only thing to fear outside the bunker. When roaming scavengers threaten to take more than just their supplies, Sara and Dane are forced to fight for their lives if they want to survive long enough to find her family and a future together in a new and unpredictable world.



But before it gets here, I’d love to giveaway a few copies of ESCAPE TO MY ARMS. Escape is the book that started Sara and Dane’s story. It’s where the sh*t hits the fan and the world as they know it starts to crumble. It’s an exciting, action-packed adventure that will have your heart racing! After you devour the book, you’ll dying to find out how the story continues in SURVIVE all the way to it’s thrilling conclusion.

If you want a chance to win a copy of ESCAPE TO MY ARMS leave a comment! Contest closes Sunday night, June 22nd and I’ll send ebooks (Kindle or Nook only) to the winners on Monday!

**Please include your email address in your comment! 


Sara’s been preparing for this moment her whole life—she just never believed it would actually happen. With her bug-out bag and emergency food already in her truck, her only goal is to get to her family’s hidden bunker and wait out the pandemic that’s hit every major cruise ship port in the US. But her plan quickly falls apart. She’s out of gas, her route to the bunker is now a two-lane parking lot with no alternative in sight, and her only weapon is a pocketknife. For an experienced prepper, she’s made every rookie mistake.

Dane believes he’s safe in his cabin, off the beaten path and in the woods with his own source for water, electricity and an endless supply of food to hunt. After finding Sara stranded and alone, he’s suddenly not only providing for and protecting himself, but also the girl who wandered out of the woods and into his life. When looters come looking to take what he has, Sara and Dane’s only option is to make a run for their last hope—the bunker.

Can Sara and Dane find safety in each other’s arms and will they survive long enough to escape to a future together?



Deadline Dishes — Lemon Garlic Orzo Soup with Stephanie Haefner

Today for Deadline Dishes and Drinks I have a good friend and a FANTASTIC author! Stephanie and I met a couple of years ago online through the writing community and while we have yet to meet in person (One day!) we formed a fast friendship. She’s definitely someone I turn to for advice, support and definitely when I’m looking for a good book! So here she is!
Stephanie Haefner is a wife, mother of two, and contemporary romance novelist from Buffalo, NY. A member of Romance Writers of America and the Western New York Romance Writers subchapter, she loves creating sassy heroines and tossing them into sexy circumstances. When not writing, she celebrates her sassiness with dance and zumba classes, and her nerdiness with boybands and Disney World.
Summer is generally not the time of year people think “soup” but this one is pretty light and fresh and if summer had a signature soup, this might be it ;)  
Lemon Garlic Orzo Soup
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, roughly grated (I usually add 3-4 and julienne them on my mandolin)
  • 6 C chicken broth
  • ½ C orzo
  • ½ lemon, zest and juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  1. In a large pot heat olive oil.
  2. Add in garlic and onion. Sauté until translucent.
  3. Add in carrot. Sauté for just a few minutes.
  4. Pour in chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add orzo. Cook until tender with a slight bite.
  6. Squeeze in juice of half lemon and add zest.
  7. Season with basil.
  8. Serve.
I also add one cooked and shredded chicken breast to make it a little heartier.
Are you looking for something great to read? Then you REALLY need to check out Try Me on for Size. I’ve already read it and it was so, so good. Funny, sexy, sassy, and 100% enjoyable. 
A sexy, laugh-out-loud love story about a woman trying to save her failing lingerie business with a new product—“personal massagers” made to the specs of the spokesman of her choice! But when she falls for the first model she meets, how can she prove she’s his perfect fit?

With their business in trouble, Mia and Bryn must pull out all the stops to save their shop. Things get sticky when Mia, owner of Classy ‘n’ Sassy Lingerie, has to go on five blind “dates” to find the right model for the big marketing plan that will save the store. But they aren’t your ordinary blind dates. Mia has to test out the “goods” to find the perfect spokespenis—the model for Classy ‘n’ Sassy’s newest line of lifelike dildos. 

Not realizing Mia is on a mission, Oliver Christensen approaches her in a bar and Mia mistakes him for model #1. Oliver decides to play along. But just how far is he willing to take this charade in order to get closer to Mia? And what happens if Mia’s Blind Date #1 turns out to be The One?
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Deadline Dishes — Garden Chicken Salad with Lynn Crandall


Today I have fellow Crimson Romance author Lynn Crandall here to share one of her delicious recipes! And just in time for summer picnics too. Yum. Thanks for being here, Lynn!

Lynn Crandall lives in the Midwest and writes in the company of her two cats. She has been a reader and a writer all her life. Her background is in journalism, but whether writing a magazine or newspaper story or creating a romance, she loves the power stories hold to transport, inspire, and uplift. In her romances, she focuses on vulnerable, embraceable characters who don’t back down. She hopes that readers discover, over and over, stories of ordinary people who face ordinary life challenges and are transformed by extraordinary love.

Lynn’s website





This salad makes a perfect main course dish for warm weather, served with fruit and bread. But it’s also a great side. The dish has gone with me to many potlucks and been a main attraction for family meals. My family tries to eat healthy. I’m not sure if this salad qualifies as healthy, but it’s light and has vegetables in it!

Garden Chicken Pasta Salad


  • 3 cups rotini pasta, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups broccoli flowerets, raw or cooked
  • 1 ½ cups ranch dressing
  • 2 cups (or more if you like) cooked chicken breast, cubed
  • Dash of Mrs. Dash onion and herb

Toss all ingredients and refrigerate. Serve cold.

Get creative and add a variety of ingredients to your liking. Try chopped pepper, slivered onion, sliced purple grapes, diced apple.


The presence of a ghost in her life doesn’t alarm Lacy Aegar, in fact it makes her happy. Two and a half years ago when her dead husband Nicholas reappeared in her life as a full-bodied spirit, she questioned her sanity. But with Nicholas’ explanation that there are things about life that are not as she’s always believed, she settled into a pleasant routine of working with her sister at their private investigation business and enjoying home life with her now 10-year-old son – with Nicholas never very far away.

Lacey’s complacency and sense of stability is sent topsy-turvy when she runs into Jackson Carter, the son of powerful and influential business tycoon, William Carter. Typical of the Carter reputation, Jackson’s slick new private investigating business is siphoning off clients from the Aegar sisters’ business, creating financial difficulty. It’s a recurring nightmare for Lacey, who has already seen damage done by the Carter family, and when she encounters Jackson, she wants nothing to do with him.

But things are not what they seem when it comes to Jackson Carter, either. Unbeknownst to Lacey and her sister, Jackson is fighting a battle to preserve his business, too, and his integrity. For him, it’s a fight for his soul, and he enlists Lacey’s help because of her unique investigative skills and open heart. When she uncovers a mole in his business, she also discovers that one of his clients’ drug trials has been given the green light to go to the next phase based on falsified data. As they work together to save both their businesses, Jackson and Lacey not only face death, they must come to grips with their feelings about love and life.

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Meadow Ridge Romances are ON SALE!

The entire Meadow Ridge Romance series is on sale for only $0.99 each!! Available on both Nook and Kindle!

Julia’s just a normal girl trying—and failing—to fit in. In Meadow Ridge, an upper-crust society where designer labels rule, the only thing that matters more than money, is status. Julia’s got neither.

Chase has it all—born and bred in The Meadow, he’s the most eligible bachelor and the object of every woman’s attention. And he wants nothing to do with any of them… until he meets Julia.

Struggling just to make ends meet long enough to finish her degree, Julia needs her new job as a stock girl at Bloom’s Books. When her new boss turns out to be her steamy fling from the bar a few nights before, Julia’s not sure she’ll be able to stick around to collect her first check. Now Julia’s stuck in a tough spot—stay and resist her feelings for Chase so she can get the paycheck she desperately needs, or give into desire and risk her job, future and probably her heart.

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Tali’s always had everything a girl from The Meadow could want: fancy cars, designer labels, and a last name that carries some serious clout. Too bad it’s not enough to keep her boyfriend—ex-boyfriend!—from cheating on her. Now Tali’s on a mission to make herself feel better, starting with a spontaneous trip to Paris for some much needed retail therapy.

Gavin could think of a million things he’d rather do than fly a rich girl from The Meadow to Paris. Now he’s stuck with her for a week, acting like her personal assistant, and it just might be the most frustrating time of his life… and strangely the most enjoyable too. There’s just something about Tali he can’t ignore.

When Tali’s forced to choose between her family’s expectations and Gavin’s belief that she should stand up for herself and what she really wants, she’s not sure she’s strong enough for either option. If she chooses wrong, does she risk losing the other forever?

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Rebecca’s never been a “normal” Meadow Ridge girl. The daughter of a chauffeur and transplant into the gated community, she’s always felt like an outsider. Now her father’s retired, she’s been forced into an over-priced apartment she can’t afford, and she’s running out of things to sell to pay her rent. If something doesn’t change soon, Rebecca stands to lose everything.

Finn can’t stand the girls from The Meadow. Materialistic, lazy and self-centered, he wants nothing to do with them. Until he almost hits Rebecca with his motorcycle. Now he can’t stop thinking about her or how different she seems to be from everyone else.

Rebecca’s last hope to save the life she’s always known is Reid, her high school sweetheart and the man she hoped to marry one day, but that was before she met Finn. Now she must choose between the life of luxury she’s always wanted in The Meadow and the man she fears she can’t live without—Finn.

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Brenda Novak’s Auction for Diabetes Research

This year I’ve had an offering in the Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes Research and I’m so excited! The auction is for WRITERS AND READERS of all varieties! There’s so many book bundles, gift baskets, ereaders and one-time experiences, that I just can’t list them all. So head over and check it out!

While you’re there, check out the book bundle that FALLING FOR YOU is a part of. You get 5 contemporary romances and a $10 gift card too!!! The current highest bid is only $8.00!!! Now come on! We can do better than that!! $8 for all these great books is just, well, sad. It’s made me sad. (Have I guilted you sufficiently yet?)

“But I’ve already read Falling for You.” :) Well, thanks! I appreciate that! But if you go bid on my auction bundle, you’ll still get to enjoy 4 other books from really awesome authors. And you’ll get a gift card to buy even more books! So really, it’s still winning for you.

5 awesome contemporary romances!!

$10 gift card. 

Need I say more?!?!

Go bid. For me. Because you love me. Or at least because you are bored and looking for new reading material. Make me proud and do something awesome for diabetes research! Ok, go on. What are you waiting for?! ;)

Check out the auction and bid HERE!!



Deadline Dishes — Aubergine Curry with Zanna Mackenzie

Zanna Mackenzie is here to share one of her amazing recipes today! So without further ado, let’s meet Zanna!

Zanna Mackenzie lives on the Derbyshire/Leicestershire border with her husband, 4 dogs, a vegetable patch that’s home to far too many weeds and an ever expanding library of books waiting to be read.

Being a freelance writer and editor of business publications is her ‘day job’ but, at every opportunity, she can be found scribbling down notes on scenes for whatever novel she’s working on. She loves it when the characters in her novels take on minds of their own and start deviating from the original plot!

If You Only Knew is Zanna’s third novel; her previous books The Love Programme, and How Do You Spell Love? were both published in 2013.

Find out more about Zanna on her blog www.zannamackenzie.blogspot.co.uk, on Twitter via @ZannaMacKenzie or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zanna.mackenzie

First up, I’d like to say thanks to Heather for letting me take part in the Deadlines, Dishes & Drinks feature on her blog!

The recipe I have chosen to share with you is aubergine (eggplant) curry and it’s something of a family favourite. We usually make this dish once a week – on a weekday as it’s pretty quick and easy to pull together and full of stock cupboard type items.

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do if you decide to give it a go!

Aubergine Curry

This quantity serves 2 approx.



  • 1 onion
  • 1 aubergine (eggplant in the USA). If you don’t have this to hand you could substitute a tin of chickpeas.
  • 2 cloves of garlic (chopped)
  • Vegetable stock
  • Turmeric
  • Curry powder (medium)
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes (finely chopped)



  1. Fry the onion in a little vegetable oil until soft and just starting to colour.
  2. Add finely chopped aubergine (eggplant) to the onions in the pan and fry for a few minutes until the aubergine softens and browns.
  3. Add 2 chopped garlic cloves to the pan and cook through for a minute or two.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and 1 teaspoon of medium curry powder to the rest of the ingredients in the pan.
  5. Mix 1 generous teaspoon of vegetable stock powder in a little hot water and stir to dissolve then add to the pan and stir all the ingredients for a few moments.
  6. Add the finely chopped tomatoes to the pan and stir through, then reduce the heat and leave to simmer gently until the tomatoes reduce down to a thick sauce consistency.
  7. Serve with rice, poppadum or bhajis – or all three!

Would you have the courage to feel the fear and fall in love anyway…?

Faith owns The Coffee Pot in the outdoor adventure sports mecca of Derbyshire’s Peak District. She hasn’t had a man in her life for a while, as she has been too busy serving cakes to weary rock climbers and mountain bikers to find time for the complications of a relationship with the male of the species.

Then Zane and Matt arrive on the scene as the new owners of the Carrdale Adventure Sports Centre.

Dating Zane, she soon discovers he’s not the Mr Perfect she thought he was; and why is he so reluctant to talk about his past?

As for Matt – well, to Faith he isn’t Matt at all because he was a completely different person when he broke her heart all those years ago.

With her new boyfriend and her first love running Carrdale as business partners – Matt out to cause trouble and Zane keeping secrets – Faith struggles to keep the peace between them whilst trying to figure out how she feels about the two men in her life…

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The news went out yesterday and I’ve shared it on my FB page so it’s time to share it here too! I’ve contracted another book to Entangled Publishing!!! THE HOOKUP HOAX is due to release in 2015! This will be my second Entangled book. The first is THE WEDDING HOAX and it’s coming soon this Fall!!! Squeee! Here’s the announcement that ran in Publishers Marketplace!

Heather Thurmeier’s THE HOOKUP HOAX, in which a determined bachelor must temporarily date his best friend’s little sister in order to earn the deed to his family’s cabin, but when his fake relationship leads to real feelings, he’s willing to risk it all to keep her forever, to Alethea Spiridon Hopson at Entangled Indulgence, by Jill Marsal at the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency (World).



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