Halloween Spooktacular Giveaway!

Contemporary/Romantic Suspense

I’m thrilled to be joining author Angela Scavone on her blog today for her annual Halloween Spooktacular!

I’m offering a great giveaway of a free e-book copy of Hands Full of Ashes in addition to a $5 Amazon gift card to one random drawn lucky winner!

What do you need to do for a chance to win?

Sign up for my newsletter http://www.kimhotzon.com and leave a comment on Angela’s blog!


I will contact one winner by email by the end of October 30, 2017, which leaves the contest open for one week! 

Best of luck and Happy Halloween!


Rufamous90210 has won a free e-book copy of Hands Full of Ashes and a $5 Amazon gift card! Thank you for following me! Please contact me at kim@kimhotzon.com and send me your email to claim your Halloween Spooktacular gift!


Author Spotlight: Lauren Linwood and her book giveaway!

Today I am happy to host author Lauren Linwood and her latest release, Leave Yesterday Behind, a sensual, romantic suspense novel. Read on for information about Lauren’s giveaway!


KH: Welcome, Lauren Linwood to my blog, The Passionate Writer!

LL: Thanks for hosting me, Kim! It’s a pleasure to visit a fellow Soul Mate Author’s blog. I’m also a former teacher, and I so admire your passion and commitment to empowering girls.

KH: Thanks, Lauren. Next to writing, I love teaching, too. So you have several other novels which are published, and Leave Yesterday Behind is your latest release. Can you share the inspiration behind your latest book?

LL: I’ve published six historical romances, and the former history teacher in me will continue to write historicals since I love researching and writing about different eras . I also read a lot of romantic suspense and decided to challenge myself and see if I could write in that sub-genre. The result was Leave Yesterday Behind. I had so much fun during that process that I completed and sold another romantic suspense, Illusions of Death, which comes out in March 2016. I’ve recently finished up on A Dance Around Death and will be submitting it for consideration.

KH: What will readers love most about your hero/heroine?

LL: My hero Nick is a former professional baseball pitcher and ESPN broadcaster (which occurs before the book opens). Most readers would think some with Nick’s credentials would have a huge ego, but he’s very humble. He still is true to his small town roots. He worked on completing his undergraduate degree in English while playing. He’s a quiet man who now is a mystery writer—no ego in sight. Plus, he’s totally hot—so what’s not to love?

My heroine Callie has come to a crossroads in her life and has some big decisions to make. She’s also recovering from a stalker attack that left her physically and emotionally injured. Readers will appreciate that she keeps her humor throughout the healing process. And it sure doesn’t hurt that she has Nick to kiss her and make things feel better!

KH: Do you have a favourite moment or scene from your book that you would like to excerpt or share?

LL: I won’t include the excerpt, but there’s a scene where Nick and Callie go into New Orleans for the day. My husband and I honeymooned there, and my hero and heroine do some of the same activities that we did while in NOLA!

KH: Phew. We’ll leave that one to readers’ imaginations! I must say, many writers get their inspiration from places they have been to. I haven’t been to New Orleans, but it seems like a colorful, amazing place to visit.  What word best describes your book?

LL:  Evolving.

KH: Do you have any upcoming events that you would like to share with readers (book signing, giveaway, book release, conference, etc.?

LL: Look on Goodreads around mid-June. I’ll be doing some giveaways for paperback versions of some of my historical romances. Also, my next medieval historical romance, A Knight for Kallen, comes out in November.

KH: Readers, listen up! A giveaway is always great news. Lauren, if readers are wanting to sign up for the giveaway, and learn more about your book, where can they best reach you?

LL:         Website: http://www.laurenlinwood.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laurenlinwood

Twitter: http://twitter.com/LaurenLinwood

Blog: http://www.laurenlinwood.com/write-up-my-alley

Amazon Author Page:  http://www.amazon.com/Lauren-       Linwood/e/B00CSSG8BC/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1406670019&sr=8-1

Thank you, Lauren, for joining me today!

Additional info:

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Author Bio:

Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.

A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for House Hunters addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.


Callie Chennault vaulted to fame on the nighttime soap Sumner Falls, but after a decade of playing the same role, she is ready for a new acting challenge. When Callie is attacked by a stalker on the streets of New York, she takes a leave of absence from the show and returns to her roots in Aurora, Louisiana, to heal both physically and emotionally and determine her next career move.

Former professional baseball pitcher Nick La Chappelle has also come to Aurora to lick his own wounds after a messy divorce. A Cy Young winner and one-time ESPN broadcaster, Nick longs for the quiet of a small town in order to write murder mysteries under a pen name.

Sparks fly when Callie believes Nick is taking advantage of her great-aunt’s hospitality, but they resolve their differences—and surprise themselves by falling in love. Their bond is tested when both Nick and Callie become the focus of a serial killer nicknamed Lipstick Larry. Can they outwit a murderer bent on seeing them dead and survive to build a lasting relationship?


Buy Link:  http://amzn.com/B00WXJIXP0

Other Books by Lauren:


Music For My Soul: http://amzn.com/B00FQ0QGZM

Outlaw Muse: http://amzn.com/B00FQ0QGZM

A Game of Chance: http://amzn.com/B00HQVHR98

Written in the Cards: http://amzn.com/B00KGM0M1O

A Bit of Heaven on Earth: http://amzn.com/B00QHMH0IU

Ballad Beauty: http://amzn.com/B00U9TV2XQ


Connect with Lauren:

Website: http://www.laurenlinwood.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laurenlinwood

Twitter: http://twitter.com/LaurenLinwood

Blog: http://www.laurenlinwood.com/write-up-my-alley/

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lauren-Linwood/e/B00CSSG8BC/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1406670019&sr=8-1