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Princess Cruises Book Club Picks

I’m so excited to share the news that LIFE AFTER PERFECT, my latest release, is a Princess Cruises Book Club Pick for July/August.

I’m headed to Alaska on July 27th, and we’ll be talking books aboard the beautiful Pacific Princess. Learn more about this exciting trip hereSail to Alaska with our featured author Nancy Naigle!

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The Princess Cruises Book Club offers an opportunity for fascinating literary discussions among passengers. Book selections are carefully selected from a variety of sources, offering titles that appeal to many different interests.

Depending on the length of the voyage, one or more Book Club meetings will be scheduled. For those who wish to participate on their voyage but haven’t yet read the selection, multiple copies of the book will be available at the ship’s library.

Hugs and happy reading~

Nancy

www.NancyNaigle.com

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Release Day! ~ LIFE AFTER PERFECT ~

Happy MAY 19!

Help me celebrate my book birthday for LIFE AFTER PERFECT.   If you loved Adams Grove, you’re going to enjoy the escape to Boot Creek, too.

Pass it on…and use the hashtag #LifeAfterPerfect on Kindle Love Stories Facebook or Twitter pages (or both!) and you could have a chance to win a $100 Gift Card.  Check out all the details right here.

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Hugs and happy reading~ Nancy

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COVER REVEAL :: Mint Juleps & Justice

In less than a month the next Adams Grove Novel, PECAN PIE AND DEADLY LIES, will start arriving in mailboxes and populating your eReader screens.  And that’s not all…..

I just got the final cover for MINT JULEPS AND JUSTICE coming 1/14/14.  What do you think?

Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies mintjulepsandjustice small

PECAN PIE AND DEADLY LIES is the follow-on to OUT OF FOCUS. This is Cody Tuggle’s story and is the fourth novel in the Adams Grove series. Cody rescued Kasey in Out of Focus — and we know he had feelings for her. He’s waited a long time for genuine love, and he can’t let this chance with Kasey slip away. But as evidence stacks up against Cody as the number one suspect in the murder of his agent, the accusations against him put a damper on the sparks flying between them. Can he convince Kasey he’s innocent, and will she clear his name in time? Or will their dreams of the future be the victim of a deadly lie?

MINT JULEPS AND JUSTICE we go back to Adams Grove…where wrongs are righted with just desserts.

Luck abandoned Brooke Justice during her nasty divorce. Desperate to escape her malicious ex-husband, she relocated to the small town of Adams Grove, Virginia. When someone breaks into her new house, she suspects her ex bears the blame for the crime. With no evidence and little help from the police, she asks a private investigator to take her case—a private investigator whose sexy broad shoulders and stunning blue eyes make her question her decision to swear off relationships forever.

Mike Hartman fled Adams Grove when a devastating loss left his heart in pieces. After years overseas in the military, he’s finally returned home, determined to start anew as a private investigator. Then Brooke walks into his office, awakening something he hasn’t felt in years. Can they both move on…into each other’s arms? Or will the pain of the past—and the dangerous threat lurking in the present—destroy their new beginning?

I hope you’ll add all of the Adams Grove books to your bookshelf or pre-order them — then tell your friends.  If you need chapbooks, or swag for your book club just shoot me an email at nancy@nancynaigle.com.

Hugs and happy reading~

Nancy

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Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes and the chance to WIN!

I’m so excited to bring you the next book in the Adams Grove series. Today, WEDDING CAKE AND BIG MISTAKES, comes to life.

If you read the first book in the series, SWEET TEA AND SECRETS, you’ll remember Pearl Clemmons predicting Carolanne and Connor would make a perfect couple. She had a perfect record with Jill and Garrett finally coming to their senses. Will the streak continue? Join me Jill and Garrett’s wedding and then buckle up for the bumpy ride — because there’s trouble brewing in our favorite small town again.

Want to help me spread the word and have a chance to win one of (4) $25 Amazon Gift Cards?

There are lots of ways you can help, and increase your chances of winning while you’re at it.

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HUGS AND HAPPY READING!

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Sweet contemporary love stories are just my style…

If you are one of the lucky readers that already downloaded and read THE PRACTICE PROPOSAL…then you already know what an awesome story it is. You might have even noticed that the cover blurb was from me 🙂

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I was thrilled to be asked to provide that blurb because I absolutely loved THE PRACTICE PROPOSAL by Tracy March!

But it’s not just me. Readers are totally falling for Liza and Cole’s story! Here’s what Valerie over at Stuck in Books said about THE PRACTICE PROPOSAL “It wasn’t brazen or brash.  It was sweet and charming.  Little secrets that popped out made it interesting.  I must admit that at least one of those secrets was a complete blindside for me. Love it when that happens.

I enjoyed these two together.  I loved that they were on opposite sides of a baseball rivalry.  I love the pie wars.  I loved Liza’s bestie.  I loved that all the little pieces were tied up.  I loved the ending.  I felt good reading this book. If you’re looking for a nice quick read that just feels good, then give this one a shot.”

And everyone’s falling for Cole, the sexy hero. And why not…could you resist a face like this?

TPPpicYeah…that’s what I thought. He was one of her inspirations for, Cole, the hero in this book.

Hurry and get your copy today!  http://bit.ly/12AUeZM

No excuses — THE PRACTICE PROPOSAL is only $2.99 and is available for nook and kindle readers 🙂  And don’t forget to follow Tracy March on facebook and twitter (@Tracy_March) … trust me…you’ll want to be in the loop when her next book, GIRL THREE, comes out next month….and her next sweet contemporary comes out later this year.

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Goodreads Winners ~ July 2012

Hi Friends,
I just got back from having lots of fun at ThrillerFest in New York City. While I was out of town, I ran a GoodReads contest so you’d know I was thinking about you while I was away.

Big congratulations to:
Kee-Lee Stocks of Iowa
Ilana Weiss of Ohio

I mailed out their signed copies of OUT OF FOCUS yesterday.
Hugs and Happy Reading~

If you’re curious about ThrillerFest … stop by my facebook page and check out the photo album I posted.

https://www.facebook.com/NancyNaigleAuthor?ref=hl#!/media/set/?set=a.4326675286771.2182348.1283832730&type=3

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Happily – Ever – After USA Today

It was a pretty exciting Christmas morning. Mike and I didn’t exchange gifts this year. Instead we bought gifts and meals for three local families and took gifts to the Jackson-Feild Home in Jarratt, VA to the girls there.

To my delight … I did have one suprise. I opened my email to find an alert. When I clicked this link–

http://t.co/eU32Db0J

There was mention of my novel, Sweet Tea and Secrets, right at the top of the article in the USAToday Happily-Ever-After blog.

The review was written by Maya at indiReader.com and she’d given it a 5 star review.

I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect gift. Thanks for letting me share my stories.

Hugs and happy reading~

Nancy

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Out of Focus – #Sample Chapter

My second novel with ties to the small southern town of Adams Grove is Out of Focus. If you haven’t read Sweet Tea and Secrets – you can check out the whole first chapter of that story here.

Here’s your #Sample of Out of Focus.
Out of Focus
JUST RELEASED
OUT OF FOCUSAn Adams Grove Novel

A woman is caught in a web of friendship and betrayal as she desperately searches for her son.

CHAPTER ONE

Kasey Phillips snapped off three more pictures of the country singer straddling seven hundred pounds of sleek American-made motorcycle. Cody Tuggle looked more rugged than the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains that swelled in the background.

At her command, Tuggle leaned forward across the wide chrome handlebars. Even with the bandanna tied around his head like a do-rag, a look she’d never found appealing, there was no denying this guy was sizzling hot and all man.

Kasey’s eyes narrowed as she leaned to get a unique angle. The estate was the perfect setting for this magazine shoot. It belonged to Cody’s agent, Arty Max. From the looks of the place, Tuggle’s fame had paid off big for everyone.

Band members and roadies lined the perimeter, but she stayed focused on her subject. Curious onlookers were one of the biggest obstacles at an outdoor shoot, but it was easy to tune them out when the subject was someone with such star quality.

Working with the light and shadows, she repositioned to find the right interplay to intensify the image. The camera clicked at a fast clip, and then not at all, as she considered the next best opportunity.

Click. Click. Click-click-click.

“I thought this was supposed to be hard work,” Cody said, pulling her out of her zone. “Those bikini models are always complaining about it on TV.” Laughter laced his voice. “Y’know, that fanny duster job, dusting the sand off those cuties’ hind ends. Now that looks like a right sweet gig. Got any connections?”

Kasey lowered her camera. “You mean, in case the singing thing doesn’t work out for you?” She gave him a scolding look. As the mom of a three-year old, she’d pretty much perfected it. “If you keep  talking I’ll catch you with your mouth wide open, and you’ll look dopey. Shhhsh.”

“That must be why I always look drunk in those tabloids.” Cody flashed a devilish smile. “Anybody ever tell you, you’re kinda bossy?”

“I got both of those shots,” she warned. “Those weekly gossip rags pay big bucks for celeb uglies.  The uglier they are, the more they pay. They’d pay top dollar for those last two pictures.”

“You wouldn’t.”

“You’re right.” She raised her hand in front of her like a traffic cop. “Stay still. Yeah. Right there.” A perfect shot. The candy-apple red Harley was only feet away from  the black fence that surrounded the estate. Light swept through a stand of birch trees in the distance, their thin white-barked trunks made the colors appear more vibrant and crisp. The forest displayed a myriad of green shades  now. Those leaves would boast orange, yellow, reds and purples in the fall as the chlorophyll faded and autumn arrived—an awesome display to capture on film.

Cody spoke to someone just behind her.

She shot him the look.

“What? It’s hard to sit still this long and not say a word.” Cody rewarded her with a natural smile. She took advantage of it, snapping the image.

Kasey enjoyed the gentle sparring. “What’s the problem? You got ants in your pants? You said this modeling stuff was so easy, but all I’ve heard for the past thirty minutes is a bunch of girly  complaining.”

“Hey now, be nice. Girly?  Me? You’re gonna hurt my feelin’s.”

The roadies and band members nudged one another.

“Somehow I doubt that.” Kasey watched the star’s smile fade into an exaggerated pout. He might be used to women falling at his feet, but she wasn’t one of his groupies. “Did I bruise your frail ego?”  What a ham. “Maybe it’s that silly rag on your head makin’ you all girly.”

She couldn’t help herself. The man in front of her was huge, at least six foot four, with shoulders so broad the wide-set handlebars on the motorcycle didn’t look nearly as impressive. This  guy could wear a pink tutu and look masculine.

The band members and roadies seemed to enjoy the banter, but she wasn’t sure whom they were rooting for—Cody or her.

Cody sat up straight on the bike, his smile gone. He pulled the bandanna off and ran his fingers through his flattened mass of blonde hair.

She took in a quick breath. Maybe that last comment had crossed a line. She knew the do-rag was symbolic to the band, but then if her jab got him to quit mugging around, it would be worth it. She’d get the best shots of the day.

His hair bounced back into its usual tangle of waves, softening his chiseled look. He stuffed the slip of fabric into his back pocket with a half grin, maybe just short of a smirk.

Kasey clicked like mad. “Now we’re talking.”

Cody tugged open the snaps of his western shirt.

She switched cameras and gave him a nod of encouragement. Tuggle’s PR guys had left last night. She called the shots now. Just the way she liked it. This was all Cody.

His tan accentuated his chest. Flawless. He didn’t have a soft, white-collar body. This was the body of a guy who enjoyed getting physical.

“Looking right manly now, Mr. Tuggle.” Her heart and soul belonged to Nick, but staring at Cody Tuggle for hours at a time was no punishment.

“Mr. Tuggle? Why is it the less I’m wearin’ the more business you get?” He stepped off the motorcycle in one easy movement and took a step in her direction.

“Quit it, you big flirt.” She took another picture. “I’m married.” She wiggled her ring finger in his direction.

Kasey glanced at her watch. It was almost nine. “Let’s take five.” She walked to a table nearby, pulled her phone from her hip and dialed home. Every day on the road, at nine o’clock sharp each morning, there was nothing more important than checking in with Nick and Jake. She loved her work, but they were the light of each day, and three days in a row of not being with them was torture.

With her back to Cody and the others, she talked to Nick. He caught her up on their plan for the day. She checked her watch again, then forced herself to wrap up the call.  “Love, love, love you boys.”

“I love you ten and five, Mom.” Jake’s tiny voice made her heart bubble. Ten and five was the biggest number in the world to him.

“Love you, babe. See you at the other end of the day,” Nick said and hung up.

A familiar surge of happiness consumed her. She couldn’t wait to be home with them. She and Nick had wed just a few months after they’d met. It was a marriage made in heaven, and Jake was the icing on the wedding cake. That little angel was the best thing she’d ever done
in her life.

She snapped her phone shut and headed back to the shoot. “Let’s go, guys.”

Tuggle turned his attention back to her. “Call home to check in with Mr. Phillips?”

“Not exactly. Phillips is my maiden name.” She switched to her digital camera for the final run. “But yes. I was checking in at home.”

“That dude’s one lucky guy.”

“Two, actually.”

Cody leaned forward and lowered his voice. “Two? I bet number one doesn’t think much of that.”

         “Funny.” She wrinkled her nose. “Husband and son.”

Read the rest of OUT OF FOCUS – available in trade paperback, and digital formats at all your favorite etailers. You can get your copy today::
Available in trade paperback on Amazon.com, for kindle, and for nook.


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Thanks for your support and help spreading the word!
Hugs and happy reading~
Nancy

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November 13, 2011 · 4:12 pm