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#FiveOnFriday with Me!

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My guest author for today wasn’t able to provide a post, but it works out for me because I wanted to share something with you!

I’ve teamed up with 55+ fantastic medium to steamy small town contemporary romance authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner!  You can win my novel, Plump & Pretty, plus books from authors like Marie Force and Carly Phillips! 

Enter the giveaway by clicking here: bit.ly/small-town-rom-2

Good luck, and enjoy!

But it is Five On Friday, so I wanted to share a few things about the Big & Beautiful series that you might not know!

  1. I wrote the first eight books out of order. Plump & Pretty was actually the fourth book I wrote, even though it falls sixth in the series. Shapely & Stunning was eighth. The first book I wrote was Chubby & Charming though.
  2. I had no idea Tara and Olivia knew each other until I wrote the epilogue for Puffy & Precious. On top of that, I didn’t know why they weren’t friends anymore until I wrote about it in Round & Ravishing.
  3. When I first envisioned Abby, she was a skinny woman, and she was not going to end up as one of the friends with a book. By the time I revised Fluffy & Fabulous, I liked Abby enough that I wanted to give her a story of her own.
  4. I didn’t know Olivia’s full story until I started writing Curvaceous & Captivating. I knew she was divorced, but I wasn’t sure why her ex left.
  5. My two favorite couples have been Carrie and Drew, from Husky & Hot, and Olivia and Ethan, from Curvaceous & Captivating. They were the two that extracted the most emotion for me.

If you haven’t checked out the series yet, Chubby & Charming is free everywhere! And don’t forget to enter the contest to win one of two copies of Plump & Pretty, plus over 55 books from other steamy, small town contemporary authors.

I’m still celebrating release week today. Stop by and say hi to me and Ann Everett!

Have a great Friday!


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Happy Holidays Giveaway

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It’s the holiday season and we’d like to bring joy and share the love!

Enter to win $2200 in Amazon Gift Cards!

One simple entry will subscribe you to 110 Romance Author Newsletters.

Unsubscribe any time, but please don’t label us as spam. Better still, stick around and get to know us.

Participating Authors:

Abbie Roads | Abbie Zanders | AJ Norris | Aleya Michelle | Alyson Reynolds | Amy L Gale | Amy Olle| Andie M. Long | Ani Gonzalez | Anna Bloom | Anne Stone | Annie Anderson | Ara Grigorian | Ash Krafton | Ashley Bostock | Author Scarlett Avery | Author Spaniel Watson | Belinda Boring | Bethany Lopez | Bethany Shaw | Blair Babylon | Brandy Dorsch | Brenda Margriet | C.C. Cartwright | C.E. Black | C.E. Wilson | C.J. Pinard | Candace Clark | Chantel Rhondeau| Christa Simpson | Danielle Annett | Debbie White | Demelza Carlton | Eileen Cruz Coleman | Elianne Adams | Elisabeth Grace | Ella Jade | Emma Nichols | Erin Bedford | Eva Winters | Evie Harper | Genevieve Jordan | Heather C. Myers | Holly Cortelyou | Jeanne St. James | Jennifer Hilt | Jerusha Moors | Jessica Linden | Joanna Mazurkiewicz | Joanna Shupe | Jordan Ford | Josie Bordeaux | Kaiden Klein | Katie French | Kelly Collins | Kelly Moore | Khardine Gray | Kimi Flores/K.A. Hunter | Kristine Cayne | L A Cotton | Lacey Silks | Laura Trentham | Lisa Swallow | Liz Gavin | Lexi James | LV Lewis | Mari Brown | Marissa Dobson | Marnee Blake | Mary Abshire | Mary E Thompson | Megan Ryder | Michelle Lynn | Miranda Liaison |Monica Corwin | N.W. Moors | Natalie Rios | Olivia Arran | Olivia Rigal | Piper Rayne | Quinn | Ramona Flightner | Ramona Flightner | Rebecca Norinne | Rissa Blakeley | RK Close | S.M. Schmitz | Sabrina York | Scarlett Metal | Selena Laurence | Sharon Coady | Sheila Kell | Shelique | Skye Jordan | Sophie Mann | Stella Blue | Susanne Bellamy | Sydney Aaliyah Michelle | Taige Crenshaw | Taylor Anne | Tee Smith | Terra Kelly | Tracey Pedersen | Tracie Podger | Tracy Ellen | Valerie Twombly | Victoria Pinder | Violet Sparks | Wendy Knight

Enter to win!

Enter here: http://lovekissedbookbargains.com/happy-holiday-giveaway/

I haven’t forgotten about Q&A Sunday this week. I’ll be answering a new question on Friday!


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Q&A Sunday: A Precious Giveaway

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It’s Q&A Sunday, but I have a special announcement that I couldn’t wait to share with you!

On Tuesday, September 6, Puffy & Precious will finally by available. How excited are you?!?

BB9 Cover 3I can’t wait for it! I know you loved the Big & Beautiful series and wanted more, so more is coming. Abby is such a great character and the story is wonderful and I’m so excited to share it with you.

But I’m doing something different this time around.

I’m celebrating with a giveaway!

Here’s what you need to do…

  1. Buy Puffy & Precious – Preorder it now so you don’t miss out!
  2. During release week (September 6-11) email me (mary (at) maryethompson (dot) com) the 9th word in Chapter 9 (because we’re dealing with the 9th book in the series).
  3. Sit back and wait to win!

What do you win?

One of every one hundred correct entries will win a $25 gift card to one ebook retailer! That works, right?

Do go grab your copy, then sign up for my newsletter and I’ll email you on release day to remind you to enter! Don’t miss your chance!

Full contest rules:
Contest is open worldwide to entrants over the age of 18. Winners will select Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, or Kobo gift card. Prizes will be mailed to physical address to winners in the United States and Canada, others will receive an electronic gift card. Winners will be notified on Monday, September 12, 2016 and will be given 48 hours to claim prize. In order to enter the contest, you must enter via email to address given above. Purchase will not improve odds of winning. 1 winner will be chosen of 100 correct entries.

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Authors In Bloom Blog Hop

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***This Blog Hop is now closed.***
***Congratulations to my winners – Elizabeth, Leah, Sherry, and Jackie!***

Hi everyone and welcome to my site for the Authors In Bloom Blog Hop! I’m thrilled to be part of such an amazing group of writers. This is fabulous stuff, isn’t it?

If you’re not familiar with me, I’m Mary E. Thompson and I write steamy contemporary romance. My new series, Big & Beautiful, follows eight best friends, brought together by their love of cupcakes and their extra padding. Book eight, Fluffy & Fabulous, will be available April 26, but you can win it here!

You can enter the Rafflecopter below, and make sure you check out all the authors on the hop! You’ll have an amazing garden and new meals to try for a month!

When I told my husband about this blog hop he laughed. The two things I am worst at are gardening and cooking. I promised not to share a gardening tip because it would likely kill your plants, but I am capable of cooking, I just choose not to do it often because hubby loves to cook.

If I do cook, my favorite thing is always breakfast. Friday nights in our house are movie night. We throw a blanket over the ottomans in the living room and put pillows on the floor, slip in a DVD or find something on Netflix, and cook pancakes. The kids (ages seven and five) think it’s the best thing ever to be able to eat in the living room, but even better is eating pancakes for dinner.

We don’t do just any old pancakes though. These are family recipe pancakes (don’t tell my father-in-law I’m sharing his recipe). They’re so good!

Pancakes

1 cup of flour
1 egg
2 tablespoons of oil (we use olive oil)
1/4 cup of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon of baking powder
milk (add it slowly until it runs like pancake batter) – you can also use buttermilk

Mix all ingredients together until the batter runs smooth. We liberally add chocolate chips to all our pancakes, but have experimented with food coloring, sprinkles, nuts, and blueberries. You can use the batter for pancakes or waffles, but we usually go for pancakes. As always, pour your batter onto a heated skillet. When you see the batter surface covered with bubbles, you’re ready to flip. My kids love butter and a sprinkling of powdered sugar on their pancakes.

We like to add microwave bacon, sausage, and some scrambled eggs too. And of course, chocolate milk!

Enjoy your pancakes and enter here to win a free copy of Fluffy & Fabulous!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Make sure you keep hopping along!




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#LittleThings Blog Hop

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🍀 Little Things Blog Hop 🍀

***The Blog Hop is now closed. Thanks to everyone for participating! Winners will be announced April 6!***

Because I had so many entrants, I chose four winners! Winners will be emailed today, April 6, to claim your prize – an advanced copy of Fluffy & Fabulous! 

The winners are Brittany, Danyelle, Christina, and Devon! Congratulations!

Hi everyone! My name is  Mary E. Thompson and I am one of 117 authors/bloggers on the Little Things Blog Hop! Make sure you visit each stop and enter the giveaway. Don’t forget to join the Little Things Blog Hop event on Facebook and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway with a $50 Amazon gift card as the grand prize, and tons of other prizes!

Who doesn’t like winning cool prizes?!?

For those of you don’t know me, I’m the author of the Big & Beautiful series which is available everywhere. Book 6, Plump & Pretty, is available now and Book 7, Husky & Hot, is coming April 5! Hang around for a while and look at all my books as well as my blog. I’m sure you’ll find something you like!

Since we’re talking about the little things here, I wanted to share a few of the little things that make me smile. It’s easy to lose sight of what matters, but the little things are around us all the time!

My first favorite little thing is Love!

Love is everywhere, right? It’s in the face our your significant other or kids. It’s in the heart of the person who buys your coffee in the drive thru line. It’s in the snuggle from your pets. It’s everywhere. A lot of the time we take that love for granted though. I know I do. But when my kids hugged me and told me they loved me, or my dad went to an oncology appointment with me, or my mom watched my kids so I could sleep, or my sister got up early to take me to chemo, or when my sister-in-law sent me a text to say she was thinking of me, or my husband kept the kids busy so I could write, or so many other little things that people did to help me, I could feel their love. It’s a little thing that is so big!

Second is a good book.

I’m a writer, but first I’m a reader. I love seeing my name on a book, but I also love to read. I really do stay up way too late reading most nights, but I love every second of it, even if I regret it in the morning! Reading was what made me want to be a writer. There were so many amazing books out there and I wanted to create a little piece of that amazing too.

The third little thing that always makes me smile is wine and chocolate!

(I know that’s two, but really, they go so well together I had to include them as one!)

You’re laughing, right? In chemo they encourage you not to drink because chemo can mess up your liver and so can alcohol. Giving up alcohol for six months while I was in chemo was no big deal (I did it when I was pregnant), but that first glass of wine, and all those other ones since, remind me that I’m healthy and I can enjoy wine whenever I want. During chemo though I could eat all the chocolate I wanted. For some reason I craved it during treatment and always had some in my bag for the hospital. Of course, not much has changed, I still have chocolate with me at all times! When you can’t have wine, chocolate works!

A Giveaway?!?

There are tons of giveaways with this blog hop. The giveaway for this stop is an advanced electronic copy of Big & Beautiful Book 8, Fluffy & Fabulous!

To enter:

🍀 Like my Facebook page
🍀 Comment on this post (tell me about the little things in your life)
🍀 Comment here and tell me the last book you loved
🍀 Join my Insider’s Club
🍀 Follow me on Goodreads
🍀 Follow me on Pinterest

When you’ve finished any / all of the above, leave me a comment here so I know you’re entering to win. You will get one entry for each item you do. The winner will be chosen randomly at the end of the blog hop!

When you’re done here, hop on over to visit with Alan Joshua!

And make sure you tell me what little things make a difference in your life.

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