Monday, July 21, 2014

Second Chance Romances

Congratulations to "Laney4", the winner in Stacey's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

Everyone deserves a second chance, right? Well...maybe not everyone (serial killers, come to mind), but in our romances, definitely the hero and heroine do. I love books that offer the people we fall in love with a chance at redemption as they fall in love.

In the Romance Super Bundle II: Second Chances, you’ll get eleven books with the second chance theme. We’ve got a lonesome cowboy, a spurned bride-to-be, a heartbroken widower and an unexpected pregnancy, along with a tasty smattering of intrigue, murder and suspense. Almost half a million words and two thousand pages of strong heroes and daring heroines who’ll do anything for a second chance at love.

My book in the bundle is The Heart of the Matter, book 6 of the Welcome to Redemption series I write with Donna Marie Rogers.

Allie Daniels wants a family of her own, but she can’t have children. She hides her desolation from everyone—especially the town veterinarian, whose three-year-old son is a painful reminder. Rick Wilde liked Allie back in high school, but life took them in different directions. Now a single parent, his interest in Allie is renewed despite the fact her shoulder is colder than the bitter winter wind. Brought together by an orphaned kitten, Allie is helpless to resist Lukas’ impish innocence and Rick’s charm. Does she risk her heart on an impossible dream, or will Rick’s desire for more kids devastate their future?

EXCERPT: (Allie is not yet open to giving Rick a second chance...)

Allie folded her arms across her chest and lifted her chin while staring straight out the windshield. “There’s a lot you don’t know about me.”

Direct hit. He grimaced and put the truck back in drive so he could turn down her street. Despite it feeling like ninety-degrees in the truck with the heat blasting, her tone threatened to give him frostbite. And now they were at her house. He couldn’t let the night end like this, but she was already out of the truck and slammed the door before he shifted into park.

Man up!

Opening his door, he called, “Allie, wait.”

House keys in hand, she whirled on her front porch as he approached, looking smaller than ever against the large columns supporting the overhead roof. “Don’t expect me to thank you for ruining my evening, Rick, because it’s not going to happen. Now go away.”

He ruined her evening? A defensive reply formed on his tongue until he remembered he still needed to apologize for his unintended insult. Before he could come up with those more difficult words, he saw her shiver again. So he said the first thing he could think of to get both of them inside her house.

“I was going to ask if I could use your bathroom.”

She turned to insert the key into the lock and spoke over her shoulder. “Use a tree.”

He let out a disbelieving laugh. “Oh, come on. I’m not Bennie.”

She opened the door and stepped inside. She wasn’t really going to leave him outside like the Bassett hound she dog-sat every week, was she? He cocked a brow and offered a hopeful smile to counter her glare.

Her shoulders dropped, and she huffed out an annoyed breath. “Fine. Come in.”

Boy, did he have his work cut out for him.

You’ll get laughs, love, heartbreak, and the promised second chance in The Heart of the Matter. (Pretty much all the books in the WTR series offer second chances.)

In my own life, I count my growing career as an author my favorite second chance. After 20 years as a travel agent, almost two years ago, I was very happy to ‘start over’ doing something I love. I had been writing for over 10 years by then, but finally was able to quit my job to write full-time. The last day at my old job I felt like I’d won the lottery.

Now here’s your chance to win!

Today I’m going to gift a copy of the FIRST Romance Super Bundle (RSB) to someone who’s willing to share a second chance that made a difference in their life.

Comment to win the first RSB, then grab your copy of the Romance Super Bundle II: Second Chances for the great price of just $0.99 to get your second chance with the authors!

LINKS FOR RSBII: Second Chances

Amazon   ARe  iBooks  BN  Kobo  SW  CA  UK  AU

Thank you so much for stopping by, and come back tomorrow for more on the RSBII as well as for your second chance to win the first bundle.

~ Stacey Joy Netzel

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST July 22nd. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, please email with a subject title of JCR GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway. 


  1. Hmmm... well I guess my family being there for me when I felt like things crashed around me was a second chance...

  2. Can't think of any

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Even something little counts. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Just realized I should still post here, even though I emailed the below response by email....

    In answer to your question, I was born with a hole in my heart. Thankfully it healed on its own by the time I was 4.5 years of age, so I was then able to stay at home full-time (as I had been weaned from hospital stays until then). I consider THAT moment before starting school as MY second chance at life.

    Thanks again.

    Laney4, now 55 years of age

    1. Glad to hear it healed on its scary for you and your family. And yay for birthdays! :)

  4. My mom and me don't see eye to eye. She thinks she right due to age and I believe that I'm right to my circumstances. When she had a close call to death in a car accident, being right doesn't seemed to matter anymore. All I know was on the day of the car accident, God heard my prayers and has protected her that day.


    1. Kai, that's a great second chance. So glad you got it and are making the most of it. :)

  5. I stop and help people with accidents or medical advice. Once I saw an SUV flip on a six lane street and the guy wanted water and a paper towel. As a mom, I have plenty of kid things in the car, because you just never know. I gave him a drink box and a clean disposable diaper for his cuts. My mom says to make do with what you've got. I know it helps to have someone who cares when you're at your worst or in need.
    amwiden at aol dot com

    1. It's great you're making a difference any way you can. :) Thanks!!

  6. Congratulations to Laney4 for winning the Romance Super Bundle. Thank you to all who stopped by and commented!


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