Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sunday Spotlight: Lani Lynn Vale is in the house!!!! er...on the blog!!!! ;)

Today we have a special Sunday Spotlight. Today we welcome our very first author for a guest Sunday Spotlight!

So please give a warm welcome to author Lani Lynn Vale!

We were first introduced to her books by one of our favorite authors, Jessie Lane.

We haven't made it through all of Ms. Vale's books yet, but what we've read from her Freebirds series are unputdownable! 

Lindsay, how have you NOT made it through all her books yet!? 

Uh... *blushing* because I picked the worst time to become addicted to Jamie Fraser and all things Outlander? 

SMH. You and that series! You're totally addicted!

Hello!? I could say the same about you and all KA books. :P 

So...should we get back to Lani Lynn Vale? I hear she's traveled a long distance to be with us today. 

Lol. Yeah, long distance across the internet. Those were probably some horrible minutes it took to get here. :P

Anyhoo....without further ado, we present Lani Lynn Vale talking about The Moment that Made Her Career as an Author Worthwhile!!!!

The Moment that Made My Career as an 

Author Worthwhile!

Hello, all! Thanks for letting me be with y’all today!

So my topic today is the moment that made my career as an author worthwhile.

I’ve actually got a few of those such moments.

The first time it happened was around six months ago.

I received a message from a fan who told me she read my books and they made her smile. When I replied, it was along the lines of, “I’m glad that you like them. It makes me happy that they made you smile.”

Then, two days later, she replied to my message back to her with something similar to this: “Hi, Lani! You really have no idea how much you’ve changed my life. Six months ago I was diagnosed with cancer. It’s been a rough road, and not many things make me smile. However, your books do. It’s a rare sight for the nurses to see a smiling patient getting chemo, but I was. I even got nearly every nurse on the floor to start reading your books. I just wanted to let you know that you have a forever fan, making me smile when all I wanted to do was cry. Thank you.”

It was a message I’ll remember for the rest of my life.

Even if I never did anything again, I made somebody’s life easier in an intensely emotional time.

That was the first time that I felt that my career as an author had some meaning to it.

The second time was not too long ago.

It was the day my grandmother told me how proud she was to read my books.
I’d been putting off telling my family that I wrote romance novels. Only my mother and sister knew.

How do you go about explaining that you write romance…with sex scenes? **GASP** I still haven’t figured it out. However, my mother spilled the beans, and my grandmother started to read my novels. I can’t tell you how embarrassed I was to have my grandmother read the sex scenes that I’d penned.

I’d been nervous for going on three days when she came over to tell me she just ‘had to have the next in the series.’ Knowing I had the approval of my grandmother, on top of my mother and sister was life changing.

Overall, I feel that I’ve been very lucky as an author, and can’t wait to see what future excitement lies before me.

I am a married mom of three. I'm in school for my BSN. I'm an avid reader and go through books like candy. Romance books are my vice, and you will never catch me not reading something. I've had Boomtown's story floating around in my brain for some time, and finally decided to just go ahead and write it. 

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So, you say you're interested in her books!? Well check these out! (all pics lead to GR pages for the series/books. So click on the pic to add to your TBR list!) 

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Want to purchase the books? Here's the link to the series on Amazon: 

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Lani Lynn Vale has been extremely generous. She is offering three people the book of their choice from her backlist! 

So, in order to get your name in the running, we'll need the following things from you:
Name (so we know what to call you)
Email (so we can contact you if you win!)
Title of desired book 

And just out of pure curiosity, if you've read any of Ms. Vale's books, we'd love to know which one was your favorite! 

We'll be accepting entries for the giveaway until December 20th at 11:59pm.

We want to thank Lani Lynn Vale for stopping by and hanging out with us today. We really appreciate it and can't wait to read more from her! 


  1. Lindsay
    I would love to win Lights To My Siren!

  2. Lani, thanks for sharing a little of you with a whole lot of us. :) Do you still keep in touch with the woman who had chemo? I too know what it's like trying to tell your family you write romance. It's scary and embarrassing to share. lol. I write clean romance but just saying: I'm a romance writer, feels oh so weird and wrong. I can chat on text, email and FB about it but ask me in person and I get shy on the subject. I'm glad your series has touched the lives of many and I hope you have continued success.

  3. Awesome Author Spotlight! I have not read any of Lani Lyn Vale's books, but I like to start at the beginning of a series, so I'd pick Boomtown if I won. Thank you for the giveaway!

    1. Thank you Karla! We loved having Lani with us.

      Congratulations, you're one of our winners! We hope you love Boomtown. :)

      Lindsay and Nikki

    2. Yeah! Thank you ladies! I can't wait to read.

  4. Hi Lani, thanks for offering a giveaway! So I m curious is your grandma bragging to all her friends? I also have to say I love all your covers, they are gorgeous ! Since I have no read any of your books yet I would want to start at the beginning so Boomtown would be my book of choice. Thank you , linda

    1. Hi Linda, thank you so much for entering the giveaway!You're one of our lucky winners!

      We'll be passing your email address and book choice on to Lani. We hope you enjoy the book.

      Lindsay & Nikki - Confessions of 2 Book Lovers

  5. I've never had a chance to read Lani Lyn's book and I'd love to read it! Thanks for the chance of winning. :)
    My email is

    1. You'll soon get the chance to read one of Lani Lynn Vale's books Amanda! Congrats, you're one of our winners! :)

      We'll be sending your email address to the author shortly. We hope you enjoy the book! :)

      Lindsay & Nikki - Confessions of 2 Book Lovers