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All the Flowers!

Happy Saturday! Hope you take time to smell the flowers. Unless you’re allergic, in which case, take time to gaze at them from afar. To start, here’s a pretty bouquet my son arranged in horticulture class. Isn’t it amazing how a splash of nature’s colors can brighten even the dreariest of spring days? Enjoy!


Say “Hey, Book Friends!”

Popping my head out from between the pages of my work-in-progress to say “Hey!” Hope all of my wonderful book friends are enjoying Friday Eve! #amwriting

Why It’s Quiet Here

Like many creatures here in the northeastern US holed up in cozy burrows or warm caves to escape winter’s wrath, I’ve been snuggled inside my writer’s office. But unlike the bunnies and bears, I haven’t been hibernating. (Although it may appear that way from the recent lull across my social sites.) Instead of sleeping, I’ve been imagining, creating, drawing, shaping, and polishing my newest tales of love for the best people in the world. Readers. You.

So relax, sip your favorite beverage, and cherish the calm before the excitement!

My Small Town Romance is FREE today!

Looking for a heartwarming read? My small-town, contemporary romance, THE REBEL’S REDEMPTION, is one of today’s incredible BookBub Deals. If you love Opposites Attract or Wounded Hero tropes, Jeremy and Elizabeth’s journey promises to play all the right notes to mesh with your romantic soul. Oh, and grab it while you can! Unlike the perfect romance hero, this great deal won’t stick around for long. Happy reading!


The Rebel’s Redemption is FREE for a short time!

People may not be perfect, but they can find a perfect love…

Elizabeth Desmond may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she’s determined to make a success of her shop in the Adirondack tourist town of Lake Placid. And just when she thinks it can’t get any better, the mysterious stranger she kissed on a moonlit resort beach walks back into her life. But when old demons return, it’s up to Elizabeth to show him they’re not so different after all…

THE REBEL’S REDEMPTION is free on Kindle for a very limited time, so grab it while you still can, and happy reading.

This is How I Celebrate Romance Month…

Well, in addition to revising the second book in my fun and flirty Single in the City series, writing Tory Desmond’s smalltown romance, and crafting another yet-to-be-announced smalltown series that I just know you’ll love…I’m giving away romance paperbacks!

Readers Negar, Peggy, and Teresa each won a selection of romance paperbacks to end their summer with an HEA. The best part, all they did was answer a question I posed on my official Jolyse Barnett Facebook Reader Page.

I’ve got a stash of romance paperbacks I collected at RWA17 and similar events over the past year. If you’d like a chance at winning a free paperback or two written by a variety of romance author peeps, simply for responding to questions posed on my Facebook Reader Page, be sure to give my official Facebook Reader Page a LIKE, and click the Follow Button so you don’t miss out on the fun.

The Deets: For every post you respond to on my official Facebook Reader Page, your name will be entered into the random drawing. Books will be awarded until my stash is depleted, and a few lucky winners will also receive a gift card! (International winners would receive gift cards instead of a paperback.)

One of My Favorite Recipes

One of my favorite recipes that my husband makes is featured in this week’s blog post, Delicious Key West Shrimp and Pasta. Yummy! (And it’s gluten-free, too!) You can also find the list of last week’s #jolysebarnettgiveaway winners. Be sure to comment to enter this week’s fun as well. Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy reading! ox Jolyse

My children are my heart. So happy they’re happy!