See you at The Cabin!

Ever since I was little, I’ve dreamed of having my own cabin (by a lake). Even very young, I loved the idea of “getting away from it all,” perhaps taking close friends or family with me, perhaps not . . . always having a ton of books to keep me company. When asked the age-old what-are-you-up-to-this-weekend question, I longed to be able to smile casually and say, “Oh, you know . . . heading to The Cabin.”

That dream (still not a reality, LOL), combined with e-mails from some of you earlier this year, wanting a way to connect and share life and bookish news and fun in a more frequent manner, with more back and forth interaction than newsletters allow – but who DON’T use Facebook – got me thinking. My literal cabin getaway might be a ways away . . . but nothing was stopping me from creating my own ONLINE CABIN and inviting you to all use it and enjoy it whenever you like.

So . . . let me present to you: The Cabin. A community for you, my treasured, so-appreciated readers, that’s ad-free and doesn’t infringe on your privacy or take liberties with your data and personal private information. For those of you who love other forms of Social Media, don’t worry, I’ll still have a presence on the big ones (especially Soul Sisters Book Chat). The Cabin is something for all of us, however, including those uncomfortable with (or tired of) Social Media – a safe and cheery online place for every book lover to hang out! Bookworms unite! 

What can you expect at The Cabin?

An awesome time, always! Visit The Cabin to:

  • Get exclusive content and conversations you can’t find anywhere else.
  • Meet people who share your interests who live near you, who do the same things, or who care about the same topics.
  • Swap stories, experiences, and ideas (not necessarily advice) around our shared love of books for the most part, but also about the good things in life, in general. (For example, I intuit lots of animal and pet posts, tons of odes to hot beverages, and nature-themed pictures . . . just saying! 😄)
  • Discover new-to-you authors and books to read.
  • Find a little inspiration, thought-provoking conversation, and encouragement each and every day.

Just one of the super fun things that’s happening at The Cabin right now – an easy April reading challenge. All participants will get entered in a draw at the end of the month and one lucky participant, chosen at random will win a signed paperback of one of my books – winner’s choice of which title! Fun, right? Pop over and join in the conversation and fun today!

 **Do go into your account/settings right away and set up your notifications. (I don’t know about you, but I hate getting a hundred e-mails . . . not that I think The Cabin will be that busy, LOL, but just . . . it’s way nicer and more chill and cabin-like to get a daily e-mail with any new posts, then to be notified, for example, every time someone ❤️’s something you’ve said.) Put a few details in your profile, add a picture of yourself (or something you love). Have fun with it! (And remember, The Cabin is a privately owned place, LOL – no adware, no bots taking your info, no data mining). 

I can’t live at The Cabin, unfortunately (books to write, dogs to walk, and all that 😁 ) – but I will be there a lot. And don’t worry, even when I’m not around, The Cabin will have lots to keep you busy (and help you relax) with. 

I can’t wait to visit with you there! Enjoy! 

😍 26 all new Christmas romances for .99 cents! Don’t miss out! 😍

In case you missed my last happy blurt, I want to blurt again! I have super fun news. My new Christmas novella, A SHARLA BROWN CHRISTMAS, is debuting in Love, Christmas 2 along with 26 other brand-new holiday romances!


It’s up for pre-order now for just .99 cents. Talk about crazily merry, hey?! 😍 😍

The contributing authors and I are celebrating our festive set in a variety of ways and hope you’ll get in on the fun.

Festivity 1: A super fun (and easy) Rafflecopter contest with tons of prizes, including a $50.00 Amazon gift card. Play today!


A bit about the set . . . Each title is exclusive to this set and was inspired by a favorite holiday movie, then spun into a fantastic love story by award-winning bestselling authors. The result? A must-have romance collection full of good cheer for the upcoming holiday season. 

 

Here’s the tiniest peek into what each story you’re going to devour is about!

 

Christmas shouldn’t be the loneliest time of the year… 

 

Finding herself in a run-down apartment in a seedy section of a new-to-her town, single mom Sharla Brown is down in the dumps and thoroughly discouraged. Hoping to cheer herself and others, she decides to throw a community Christmas Eve party—and receives a heartbreakingly negative initial response.

 

Mimi Barbour – A Wonderful Life – Though Rylee works with troubled teens, can she and an angel help a man living a nightmare?

 

Leanne Banks – A Royal White Christmas – Can a secret prince be a Christmas wish-come-true for a small-town girl?

Joan Reeves – Brianna’s Season For Miracles – Her seductive persona hides what she’s ashamed of… What will happen if the man she’s fallen for discovers her secret?

Mona Risk – Jingle With My Princess – The doc and the princess… He saves lives, but she may save his heart.

Rebecca York – Can She Get Home for Christmas? – Will a killer stop her from getting home for Christmas?

Jacquie Biggar – Mistletoe Inn – A grieving man finds the greatest gift is love.

Alicia Street – Miracle on Christmas Tree Street – A single mom discovers her business partner is more than he seems.

Nancy Radke – The Holiday (Christmas) – Jodi’s house-swap to Maui came with a small dog and a shipwrecked sailor.

Katy Walters –Letters from the Snowman – The snow revealed a precious love.

Stephanie Queen – Holiday Affair – Melissa goes from riches to rags but will she find gold in a holiday affair?

Aileen Fish – Christmas in Connecticut – Can a wounded warrior learn to trust her celebrity chef crush after discovering his secret?

Rachelle Ayala – A Christmas Creek Carol – A reclusive writer is given a one-star review on her life by characters from her past, present, and future.

Dani Haviland – The Polar Xpress – She prefers dogs to men…until she rescues the doctor.

Traci Hall – Love, Actually (By the Sea) – Two strangers. One intimate night. Reunited a year later, can it actually be love?

Taylor Lee – The Ref-er-ee – With a family this discombobulated, it will take a referee to save their Christmas.

Donna Fasano – Her Mr. Miracle – It’s Christmas Eve and Veronica is stuck in a nearly deserted seaside town… She needs a miracle.

Cynthia Cooke – A Christmas to Remember – A Christmas storm. Wedding plans in peril. Has a lost love been found?

Susan Jean Ricci – A Joyous Holiday Inn – Can Twigg restore the joy of Christmas to Chloe’s indifferent heart?

Tamara Ferguson – Two Hearts Home for Christmas – Can a long ago promise of love bring two lonely wounded warriors home for Christmas?

Suzanne Jenkins – Christmas with the Clouds – Tracy isn’t interested in love until an unexpected Christmas visitor changes her heart.

Natalie Ann – How Gavin Stole Christmas – Can Jolene help Gavin find the Christmas spirit when he’s the epitome of Mr. Bah Humbug?

Alyssa Bailey – In the Spirit of Christmas – Chase can protect Tara from danger, but can he protect his heart?

Stacy Eaton – Finding Love on Christmas Vacation – Christmas isn’t the same for Lucy without her father…until she meets his friend Maverick.

Jen Talty – The Christmas Getaway – A mix-up in reservations leaves a mother and her son to share a cabin with a broken-hearted stranger.

Melinda De Ross – Boyfriend Wanted for Christmas – A thirty-something singleton’s desperate yet humorous quest to find a boyfriend in the seven days before Christmas.

Pre-Order Love, Christmas 2: Movies You Love at these great stores! 

Amazon US  
Amazon UK 
B&N (Nook) 
iBooks 
Kobo 

 

 

 

 

Festivity 2! Want to sneak some sweet first chapters to further entice and delight you?! Your wish is granted. Grab Love, Christmas 2 Book Bites FREE and enjoy the first chapters of each 26 stories. (Yes, you will be left wanting more, LOL. Enjoy!)

Amazon ~ B&N (Nook) ~ Kobo

 

 

July 6 = 1st Friday Fun! Comment for a chance to win!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How on earth can it be July 2018?! It feels like the year only just begun. Well, one good thing about the seasons’ speedy roll is that since it’s the first Friday of a new month already, it’s also time for another giveaway time here at evbishop.com.

This month’s giveaway: Another super fun prize celebrating summer! One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Hook, Line & Sinker,  a soft, cheery towel to stretch out on or roll behind your head in your comfy chair, and a fabulous-dahling pineapple drinking glass (because we all need something fancy for our favorite fruity beverages!) (Yes, this is similar to last month’s giveaway, just with a different book and a new color scheme. What can I say? I really, really love pineapples, LOL.)

How to enter for your chance to win: Comment/reply to this post. Easy-peasy, right? (And fun! 😄) Super sadly, I won’t be able to respond to everyone’s comment individually because I won’t, GASP!, have Internet for most of the month, but I will enjoy each one and like them whenever I get a chance, so you’ll know you’re entered.

COMMENT SUGGESTION: Where is your favorite place to read? For me, reading is like eating green eggs and ham, I love it, I do it, wherever I am. 😄 (Beaches do have a special allure though, and couches with blankets on dark winter nights.)

(You can, of course, add anything else you want, so long as it’s appropriate for all ages. 🙂 🙂 )

WHEN DOES THIS MONTH’S GIVEAWAY CLOSE? Normally every 1st Friday Fun winner is chosen on the 15th, but I’m going to be camping around the province, so we’ll keep this one open until July 31st! Please share this post because the more that play, the merrier, right?

 

P.S. A huge congrats to last month’s (June 2018) lucky winner: Judy Pflueger! 

P.P.S. Haven’t taken part in Friday Fun here at evbishop.com before? Here’s the nitty-gritty.

 All you have to do is show up here on the first Friday of every month and follow the very easy directions, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. At the end of each giveaway, a winner will be chosen at random and contacted for his/her mailing address and the goodies will go in the post.

Good luck and thanks for stopping in! I hope you have a very fun Friday and wish you wonderful  book adventures in July!

June 1, 2018 = 1st Friday Fun! Comment for chance to win!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whoohoo, happy June, everybody! And what a lovely coincidence  . . . It’s not only June 1st, but it’s the first Friday of the month, which means it’s giveaway time here at evbishop.com.

This month’s giveaway: A super fun prize that just shouts summer! (Yes, admittedly it was inspired by wishful thinking. It is very chilly and rainy here this late spring, summer-nowhere-in-sight evening!) Anyway, one lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Spoons—which is a perfect summer getaway if I do say so myself 😉a soft, cheery towel to stretch out on or roll behind your head in your comfy chair, and a fabulous-dahling pineapple drinking glass (because we all need something fancy for our favorite fruity beverages!)

How to enter for your chance to win: Comment/reply to this blog post. Seriously. That’s it!

Can’t think of something to say . . . here I’ll help you!

COMMENT SUGGESTION: Since Summer is tied only with Winter, Spring and Fall for being the best season for reading, how about you share an author whose books you love a lot? (And, of course, you can say anything else you want, so long as it’s appropriate for all ages. 🙂 🙂 ) When this month’s giveaway closes, I’ll make a list of all the recommendations and post it for us all to enjoy and benefit from!

 

 

P.S. Haven’t taken part in Friday Fun here at evbishop.com before? Here’s the nitty-gritty. 🙂 All you have to do is show up here on the first Friday of every month and follow the very easy directions, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Each giveaway will be open until the 15th of the month, then a winner will be chosen at random and contacted for his/her mailing address and the goodies will go in the post.

Good luck and thanks for popping by! I hope you have a very fun Friday!

Today, April 6 = 1st Friday Fun!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello and happy Friday – the 1st Friday of lovely April 2018 to be exact!

To celebrate the (soon, please, pretty please!) arrival of spring, we have a lovely, cheery giveaway for this month’s 1st Friday Fun.

What is 1st Friday Fun you ask?

Every 1st Friday of the month I’ll put together some form of themed giveaway, sometimes related to my books, sometimes fitting with River’s Sigh B & B themes, sometimes something more generic–but still super fun! 🙂 🙂

All you have to do is show up and follow the “comment suggestion” on the Giveaway’s thread and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Each giveaway will be open until the 15th of the month, then a winner will be chosen at random and contacted for his/her mailing address and the goodies will go in the post.

Super simple and super fun, hey? (Have I said it’s fun enough times? LOL.)  I hope you’ll play and I hope you’ll spread the word/share so more people can get in on the . . . fun. 😉

TODAY’S GIVEAWAY: A sweet twine-dispensing tin (that I covet and don’t want to part with, LOL), a little message pad with a very good reminder/motto for life 🙂, a signed copy of HOOK, LINE & SINKER, 3 or 4 River’s Sigh B & B book charms and minty lip-soothing balm from yours truly!

COMMENT SUGGESTION: What’s your favourite flower? (And, of course, you can say anything else you want, so long as it’s appropriate for all ages. 🙂 🙂 )

***GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED! Holly Stover is our fabulous winner! 🙂 Congrats, Holly!

Next 1st Friday Fun – May 4th, 2018! See you then! 🙂 *** 

 

1st Friday Fun Kicks off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello and happy Friday – the 1st Friday of a new month to be exact!

To celebrate the march of March, I thought it would be fun to kick off a brand new, super fun tradition here at evbishop.com, so I’m announcing – *Drum roll, please!* – 1st Friday Fun!

What is 1st Friday Fun you ask?

Every 1st Friday of the month I’ll put together some form of themed giveaway, sometimes related to my books, sometimes fitting with River’s Sigh B & B themes, sometimes something more generic (but still super fun!). 🙂 🙂

All you have to do is show up and follow the “comment suggestion” on the Giveaway’s thread and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Each giveaway will be open until the 15th of the month, then a winner will be chosen at random and contacted for his/her mailing address and the goodies will go in the post.

Super simple and super fun, hey?  I hope you’ll play and I hope you’ll spread the word/share so more people can get in on the fun.

TODAY’S GIVEAWAY: A small painting to lose yourself in and remind you to relax, ahhhh… A signed proof copy of SILVER BELLS, River’s Sigh B & B book charms and minty lip-soothing balm from yours truly!

COMMENT SUGGESTION: Can you build your own campfire or do you prefer to have someone else do it for you? (And, of course, you can say anything else you want, so long as it’s appropriate for all ages. 🙂 🙂 )

 

Good luck! I look forward to hearing all about your fire building prowess – or failures!

Wishing you a very fun Friday,

🙂 Ev

P.S. Sadly, cupcakes, especially ones as deliciously decadent as the one in the Friday Fun picture above, don’t travel well in the mail. Or that’s my excuse for hoarding those types of goodies for myself, anyway. 😉 You’ll have to buy your own sweets.  🙂

***March 16, 2018 Update*** WE HAVE A WINNER!

Lucky Michelle Pierce will be receiving our March 1st Friday Fun goodies in the mail very soon!

It was super fun to have so many of you come out and share whether you have mad fire building skills (or the opposite of that, LOL!) Please join us for April’s 1st Friday Fun on April 6th, for a chance to win another super fun T.B.A. prize!