Monday, February 13, 2017

Sweetheart Blog Tour and Giveaway!


Hey, all, just wanted to let you know that my book, The Unexpected Bride, is on sale all this week for only 99 cents to celebrate Valentine's Day. I'm also celebrating the release of Only the Heart Knows, the latest book in The Brides Series.

To learn more about the books and enter the Giveaway, visit Amber's post.

There will be more stops on the tour with more chances to win. :)

Best of luck! And feel free to spread the word.

THE BRIDES SERIES:

#RomanceWeek

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Book Giveaway! Only the Heart Knows (The Brides Series) (Historical Western Romance)

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Want a chance to win a paperback copy of my new release? Enter now for a chance to win!


Goodreads Book Giveaway


Only the Heart Knows by Lena Goldfinch

Only the Heart Knows

by Lena Goldfinch


Giveaway ends January 31, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.


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Monday, January 9, 2017

New Release: Only the Heart Knows (The Brides Series) (Historical Western Romance Books)

New Release


Hi, all,

Just an update to share my new release: Only the Heart Knows, a sweet historical Western romance, set in Colorado 1885:

Only the Heart Knows (The Brides Series) (Historical Western Inspirational Romance)
Only the Heart Knows(The Brides Series)
Buy a Copy

Summary


(Too Tall) Mandy MacKenna is secretly the voice behind Ask Mack, an advice column for men, addressing all matters ranching-related. And she's secretly in love with "Banks," one of her most devoted correspondents. But whenever she's around him, she can barely bring herself to make eye-contact with the man.

Adam Booker is a banker-turned-rancher, who's struggling to make his way after he inherits his uncle's place. If not for Ask Mack, he would have surely floundered by now. But the ranch is only one of his problems, because the woman he has a romantic interest in - a natural beauty by the name of Mandy MacKenna, daughter of the region's wealthiest rancher - seems less than interested in him.

A sweet but convoluted romance of secrets and revelations ensues...

A standalone companion novel to The Brides Series.

THE BRIDES SERIES
The Unexpected Bride
Sleigh Bells & Mistletoe
The Bartered Bride
Only the Heart Knows

Reviews

"I enjoyed Only The Heart Knows; it was a sweet romantic read. I enjoyed reading as both characters developed and matured and found their way. There were a couple of scenes that had me laughing out loud as well as more serious tones that delved deeper into insecurities that the characters had. Mandy and Adam were perfect for each other and the story had a very satisfying Happily Ever After that left me with a smile on my face." My Favorite Pastime

"What a fun story! Mandy MacKenna and Adam Booker are wonderful characters, and I loved their misadventures. Brimming with humor and heart, this entertaining tale delighted me from beginning to end! Only the Heart Knows is a standalone companion novel to The Brides Series, a series I have really enjoyed and one I recommend for fans of heartwarming historical romance." Buzzing About Books

"The story was delightful to read filled with romantic tension, some twists and turns, and sweet kisses. Mandy is a character I think all of us can relate to, and that makes for a great read." Boem Books

"With unexpectedly fresh characters and twists, the imagination is kept on its toes...
A great curl-up-on-a-cold-night read, so go grab a copy for yourself!"
USA TODAY on The Unexpected Bride

Where to get a copy

http://amzn.to/2i6jgh8 (Amazon)
https://books2read.com/u/bP1zaj (universal links to all available stores)

Print Edition

ISBN-10: 1541141903
ISBN-13: 978-1541141902

http://amzn.to/2iVQ3VC (Amazon)

Excerpt


A look of alarm crossed the postmistress's face. "Miss Amanda! Behind you!"

Mandy spun around, expecting to find a crate on the boardwalk behind her.

What she collided with instead was a wall of chest. A man. Strong arms fastened around her, preventing her from tumbling backward off the boardwalk into the street. He set her back a bit without releasing her.

"I'm so sorry..." she said. Her words stumbled to a stop as she found her bearings and met the man's eyes. A pair of piercing blue eyes that reminded her of the deepest blue sky.

Those eyes.

Adam Booker's eyes.

He stood before her, so close. His face oh-so familiar. Freshly shaven, it looked like. Handsome. Refined. And yet entirely masculine. The ends of his dark, richly brown hair curling to just above his collar. Broad shoulders. That brown Stetson. A bright blue chambray shirt. A pair of nicely worn denims. Polished boots.

A banker in rancher's duds.

Lordy.

All Mandy's breath hitched up in her chest, making her lightheaded.

"Miss MacKenna," he said. She wondered if he was aware that he was idly smoothing his hands down her sleeves in a most familiar fashion. As if checking her for damage. Leaving a trail of tingles wherever he touched.

"Are you all right?" he asked.

She shivered. Not from cold. For she wasn't cold. Not in the least.

"I'm fine, sir. I mean, Mr. Booker. Sir." Oh, why had she said that? She'd called him sir. Twice. She sounded a fool, all breathless and overwhelmed with his closeness.

Mandy felt Miss Judith's curious gaze resting on them from the post office doorway. Miss Judith, who knew Mandy's secret. That she was the real face behind Ask Mack. Mandy had never revealed that Adam was "Banks," but Miss Judith may well have figured it out.

Mandy answered Adam privately these days. And they'd become friends through their letters. A treasure she didn't wish to share with all of Cross Creek.

And here she was, Mack, standing with Banks on the boardwalk.

With his hands clasping her shoulders. Which felt so...right.

Something shifted inside Mandy. The usual butterflies danced inside her stomach, as they always did whenever she saw him, but this time she also felt the tiniest of clicks. Like something broken coming together. And with it came a rush of awareness that just yesterday she'd felt something missing in her life.

Was it this? That she belonged with him, Banks? A rather romantic notion. Especially since they'd only shared a few lovely dances. Adam couldn't possibly know when she looked at him, she saw a dear friend. And she could hardly expect him to view her with the same deep regard. Adam Booker didn't see her as a dear friend. How could he? He was possibly no more interested in Miss Amanda MacKenna than he was in a grasshopper hopping down the middle of Main Street.

He certainly didn't know she was Mack.

Not that she wanted him to know. He'd feel betrayed. Duped.

By her.

(Excerpt from Only the Heart Knows©2016 Lena Goldfinch, All rights reserved.)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Triple Trick-or-Treat Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Trick-or-Treat!
For fans of young adult/teen books...

In celebration of my upcoming release, HAUNTING JOY: BOOK 2 (squee!), I'm revealing three brand-new book covers! The two HAUNTING JOY books are light paranormal stories, and SONGSTONE is a fantasy romance. All three books are sweet—and slightly spine-tingling—young adult reads, perfect for cozy autumn nights!

I want to give a huge shout out to Amber Stokes at Seasons of Humility for helping me celebrate this cover reveal and coming up with the cool graphic (above) to go along with the posts! So much fun. :)

Also, a thanks to all the blogger friends who are "trick-or-treating" with us this weekend!
And now... the covers!

I want to express a special thanks to Angela at Covered Creatively for your gorgeous original design for Songstone and for helping me brainstorm and create a unique coordinated look for the duology. And to Sherry at Swoon Worthy Book Covers for all the eye-catching original cover concept for Haunting Joy.

Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Audible | Paperback

HAUNTING JOY: BOOK 1

“A sweet and charming ghost story
that completely won me over.” 
—Lena Coakley, Witchlanders 

Joy’s new dress has a secret—one with a little supernatural history, one that’s a little more than she expected.

It all starts one ordinary afternoon, when seventeen-year-old Joy tries on some thrift-store clothes. The little white dress fits perfectly. Trouble is, now it won’t leave her alone. Soon Joy is swept up in an extraordinary journey to help a ghost complete some unfinished business.

If only that didn’t involve Joy driving through dangerous intersections...
Or calling up her high-school crush, Nick...
Or getting stuck in a cemetery after dark.

Just how much is Joy willing to risk to uncover the truth?

Coming soon!

HAUNTING JOY: BOOK 2

Joy’s story continues with another ghost, this time a boy who seems intent on disrupting her senior year…


Kindle | Nook | Kobo | Paperback

SONGSTONE

“An original fantasy world inhabited by superstitious tribal nations and intriguingly developed characters.” 
—Serena Chase, USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog

A dark, twisty tale of sorcery, tummy-tingling romance, and adventure, inspired by the folklore of New Zealand's Māori people.

Kita can meld song into stone—a skill called “storytelling,” which is greatly honored in a world with no written word. But Kita is slave to a sorcerer who practices black magic using drops of her blood. She fears he’ll use her beautiful gift for a killing spell, so she conceals it. Yet each day, his magic tightens around her neck like a rope. 

Then Pono, a young journeyman, arrives from the other side of the island. He’s come to fulfill a pact between their villages: to escort a storyteller back to his village. Finally, in Pono, Kita sees her one slim chance at freedom—and she’ll risk her life to take it.

RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY


No tricks with this giveaway—just a treat for three lucky winners! Each winner will get a paperback copy of one of my featured books (winner’s choice): Haunting Joy: Book 1; Haunting Joy: Book 2; OR Songstone.

Note: This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends October 27, 2016.

Enter my Rafflecopter giveaway!

FOR EXTRA FUN...

The amazing Amber Stokes came up with this awesome PERSONALITY QUIZ to go along with my YA books...


Discover which hero from Lena’s YA books is your dream hero! Possible results include Nick from Haunting Joy, Pono from Songstone, Rundan from The Language of Souls, Jovanni from Aire, and Troy from Take a Picture.

TAKE THE QUIZ