Racing Christmas is LIVE!!

Forgive me, I forgot to post this on release day. Oops. One day, I’ll get my shit together, I promise. But, don’t expect it anytime soon. 😉

It’s a sweet, southern Christmas romance sure to delight you all year long!

Racing Christmas - Now Live

🎄#ReleaseBlitz #NewRelease ☛ Racing Christmas by Author J.L. Baldwin is #Live🎄
→Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2BmLwB1
→Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2G9MMeb
→Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2rui8sR
→Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2DwfW9K

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🎄Blurb🎄
There are only two things Vincent Henderson loves.
Racing and family.
Speeding around on the track has always fueled his insatiable adrenaline appetite. A devastating loss has left Vincent without the Christmas spirit. Now, with history threatening to repeat itself, his focus has been turned to fixing his father’s old race car so he can have the strength he needs get back on the track where he belongs.
That is, until Maybelle Tomlinson comes racing into his life, stopping him in his tracks.
Growing up as the typical sweet, southern belle, Maybelle is the epitome of what Christmas is all about. She loves everything about the holiday. From the tree, to the lights, and everything in between.Tennessee Christmases were always spent in a place she absolutely loves…her family’s bakery, with her mother’s signature creations.
When an impromptu holiday vacation throws Maybelle directly into the path of Vincent, she finds out he isn’t as amazing as she once thought. He’s rude, arrogant, and downright insensitive, but makes Maybelle’s heart race faster than any car would. Digging deep to find the man she once imagined is not going to be easy, but it’s a challenge Maybelle is up for.
It’s the adrenaline rush of a lifetime, but crossing the finish line isn’t always going to result in a happy ending.

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Dear Dixie is 1 year old today!!! :)

That’s right, it’s been one year since I published Dear Dixie!!!

I’m so in love with this story, and what it’s about. I’ve been told the story made readers cry, so as an author, that always gives me a satisfying feeling. 3:)

I know, I’m evil. It’s in my blood, what can I say? 😉

Check it out below!

Dear Dixie

Blurb
 
After the sudden death of her parents, Dixie believed the worst was behind her and she could move on from her life. She was wrong. When two military men arrive to inform her brother Charlie and been killed in action, her world crashes around her. He had not only been her brother, but he had been her best friend, confidant, and sidekick. Their bond was unbreakable…except in death. A chasm in her heart was opened and she doesn’t think anything can fill it.
 
To help mend her broken heart, her therapist suggests Dixie volunteer to write letters to wounded veterans. She isn’t sure what to expect, but when she receives a random reply, things begin to change.
 
When Charlie’s best friend and wounded vet, Zane Carson, agreed to participate in a new program, he doesn’t think much of it, believing it best to keep his expectations low. Unbeknownst to him, he receives a letter from his best friend’s little sister…the sister he has always secretly longed for. Zane hid his feelings for Dixie, afraid of what Charlie would do or say if he found out.
 
A simple letter was the power to open the door to a million new opportunities. But will Zane let those opportunities to pass him by, or will be grab hold with both hands?
 
One written letter.
Two broken souls.
An adventure neither were prepared for.
 
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Getting out of debt…one card at a time

Do you have credit cards?

Do you use them?

Have you accumulated more than $5,000 in debt?

No, this isn’t an infomercial for a debt consolidation company, I’m simply stating facts.

Being in debt can often feel like you’re constantly being held down by the credit card companies, and they never give you any lee-way. I should know. I am currently in my own battle with those f?$%ing people. Having an endless string of debt can cripple you, and make you feel like you are a prisoner. Again, feeling like that right here.

I have been following the minimalists for quite some time now, (www.minimalists.com) and even though I haven’t been actively pursuing the art of living with less, I’ve slowly been adapting myself to it. Every day, I learn that with each little thing I purge, I feel a little bit happier.

For example, this morning I paid off a credit card. I still have a long ways to go before I’m completely debt free, but it’s a start. I’ve spent my entire adult life living in debt. I was 18 when I got my first credit card, and I’ll be 27 this year. I can’t remember a time during my adult years where I wasn’t in some sort of debt. Now, as I’m writing this, I’m staring down the possibility of moving in the next year or so. Scary, I know. I don’t want to start the next chapter of my life living with this crippling debt.

And I’m so damn tired of giving the credit card companies my hard earned money!

All that money I’m giving to them, is money I can be buying books with! (Don’t judge me. We all have our vices!)

A few months ago, me and my mom sat down and created a budget for me. We took the two paychecks I get a month, and divided them up based on what credit card bills will come out of each paycheck. For example, since I get paid on the first, I pay my bills that are due on the 15th and beyond. Then, when I get paid on the 1st of the month, I pay my bills that are due in the first half of the following month. Make sense? Trust me, it has been working for me. I’m no expert, but I’ve been getting a lot smarter with my spending.

With this system, I’m always ahead of the game. And I never miss a payment. So a little tip. If you still live with your parents, don’t make the mistake I did and accumulate a whole crap load of debt. SAVE AS MUCH AS YOU FREAKING CAN! I’m not kidding on this one.

SAVE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!

For when the time comes you move out, you’ll be prepared to take on the world! Or at least those mortgages you’ll have. 😉

The Anxiety Gremlin

Anxiety.
It’s not a light switch. You can’t turn it on and off.
If you’ve ever experienced an anxiety attack, then for a few, short and frightening moments, you couldn’t breathe. You couldn’t think. You can’t do anything but be a prisoner to your own thoughts. And it tears you up inside.
Just because somebody smiles on the outside, doesn’t mean they’re happy on the inside. On the inside, they could be crying, but they’re afraid to let you see that gruesome side of them.
Every day is a constant battle of your brain. Whether you feel like today is going to be a good day, or a bad day. It all depends on that evil little gremlin that sits inside you and taunts you.

Not every day is normal.

Not every day is going to be a good day.

When you wake up and think, “is today the day i’m going to screw up, get fired, and have to give up my dream because it’s too expensive to publish a book?”

Want to know how I know?

Because I struggle with this.

Every.

Single.

Day.

That’s my overwhelming fear. I go to work every single day, and pray to the god’s that I don’t do screw up and get fired. Should I feel like that? Absolutely not. But I can’t help it.
My brain is running a mile a minute all the time. I can’t turn my brain off.

We’re constantly told to “stop overthinking” and “don’t let it bother you so much.” Or my absolute favorite, “don’t take things so personally.”

Anyone who has anxiety, or in my case a very sensitive person, knows the struggle.
I live my day to day life just like everybody else…except for one minor difference.
My anxiety gremlin follows me everywhere I go. And I would love nothing more than to kick his ass to the curb.

So can it be turned off?

No.

Remember that.

Manassas Reads Event

So, if you check my page frequently, you’ll see that I added a new event to my calendar. I’ve never done this before, so I’m pretty excited to meet new readers and authors and just have an entire weekend dedicated to my great love! Books! ❤

Manassas Reads – Manassas, VA

The Harris Pavilion, May 6th, 2017

I can’t wait! I wasn’t lying when I said I had a lot happening this year! 😉

xoxo

J.L. Baldwin

http://harrispavilion.com/index.php/event/manassas-reads-571-377-6000/?instance_id=4533

All About The Indies Recap 2.18.17

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I truly believe I need to keep up with posting on this site now, since I have removed the .wordpress.com from the back of my web address, I am feeling pretty good right now!

Anywho, I recently attended my first signing of the year (and I have many more to come!) and it was so much fun! I got to see some familiar faces, and got to meet some new ones as well. Words can’t describe how much I love being in this world. I used to think it would never happen, and I would forever be wondering what in the world I would do with this dream that I had. Knowing what I know how, I so wish I would have put one foot in front of the other years ago, and make it happen a lot sooner than it did. But looking back now, I believe it had to happen this way. I’m one of those who believe everything happens for a reason.

Crap, I got off topic. I tend to ramble…a lot. LOL!

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Me looking all proud and happy! Photo credits go to momma bear (Sue)

Yes, that is moi looking all happy in this new life. This is rare, because normally I HATE having my picture taken. I’m super camera shy and tend to avoid it…unless they’re selfies, then I’m all up in that shit. Haha!

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That morning, was a huge milestone for me. An anthology I had participated in made AMAZON BESTSELLER! I’m wondering if I can put BESTSELLING AUTHOR behind my name now? Hmmmm….but, anyways. That was seriously a turning point for me. Building this life, this career is something I’ve always wanted, and it’s something that I will continue to build because it’s what I want.

Dreams remain dreams until they become reality. Once they become reality, everything else is simply irrelevant. – Me

xoxo

J.L. Baldwin

* Dear Dixie COVER RE-REVEAL! *

Well, here it is! I am so happy to bring you the new cover for Dear Dixie!!!! It’s soooooo beautiful!!!!! ❤

 

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COVER RE-REVEAL

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Title: Dear Dixie (A Legacy Falls Romance

Author: J.L. Baldwin

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: T.E. Black Designs

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✨ Add to Goodreads ✨

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31067484-dear-dixie

✨ Blurb ✨

After the sudden death of her parents, Dixie believed the worst was behind her and she could move on with her life. She was wrong. When two military men arrive to inform her brother Charlie and been killed in action, her world once again turns on it’s axis. He had not only been her brother, but he had been her best friend, confidant, and sidekick. Their bond was unbreakable…except in death. A chasm in her heart was opened and she doesn’t think anything can fill it.

To help mend her broken heart, her therapist suggests Dixie volunteer to write letters to wounded veterans. She isn’t sure what to expect, but when she receives a random reply, things begin to change.

When Charlie’s best friend and wounded vet, Zane Carson, agreed to participate in a new program, he doesn’t think much of it, believing it best to keep his expectations low. Unbeknownst to him, he receives a letter from his best friend’s little sister…the sister he has always secretly longed for. Zane hid his feelings for Dixie, afraid of what Charlie would do or say if he found out.

A simple letter was the power to open the door to a million new opportunities. But will Zane let those opportunities to pass him by, or will be grab hold with both hands?

One written letter.

Two broken souls.

An adventure neither were prepared for.

Buy Links

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2kgTwMU

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2krY7hw

Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2h9HZwD

Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2hE3M0j

More about the Book

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This book is part of a series of books all set in the fictional town of Legacy Falls. Each one is a different story with different characters, but all of which are standalones.

Each had a chance to pick a charity to donate part of their proceeds to. 50% of the proceeds of my book will be donated to Operation: Homefront.

www.operationhomefront.net

To keep up with all the other author’s books, please join the reader group! There’s so many amazing authors involved!

The line-up includes

Platform Four by Eden Butler
Behind My Charade by Skye Turner
Her Southern Temptation by Trish Leger
His Cami Girl by Glenna Maynard
Dear Dixie by JL Baldwin
Iron Heart by Madison Street
Beyond the Ghosts bye Jody Pardo
An Unexpected Hero by Diana Marie DuBois
Home by Morgan Jane

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About the Author

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A Virginia girl since birth, J.L. Baldwin loves her small town atmosphere, but like many others, dreams of the big city…more specifically, New York City. Reading and writing was always an outlet when it came to avoiding being a social butterfly. She made the transition from reader to blogger to author in a matter of months. It took a lot of courage from an introvert like her to hit publish on her first book, Unbound Faith in December of 2015 and she is now working on more books to continue on in her debut saga and beyond.

Stalker Links

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jlbaldwinauthor

Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/958856047535475

Twitter: @authorjlbaldwin

Instagram: @authorjlbaldwin1

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jlbaldwinauthor/ (I pin a LOT)

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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TOMORROW IS THE BIG DAY!

Hey y’all!

TOMORROW IS HUGE!

Well, maybe not really because I tend to exaggerate a LOT! BUT tomorrow is the big cover re-reveal for Dear Dixie! I am super pumped to show you all the new cover!

The super fab T.E. Black designed the cover and I can’t wait to show you all!!!! If you’re in my reader group, you’ll get to see it first. 😉 Be sure to join below!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/958856047535475/

As always, thank you for taking the time to read my books! It means soooo much to me!

xoxo

J.L. Baldwin

Signings Update

Hey guys!

So, as a lot of you may know already, I am scheduled to be at a few signings this year. In just a couple weeks, I’ll be in Arlington, VA for All About the Indies Signing. That one is going to be lots of fun and I can’t wait! In March, I’m going to be attending Angels and Sirens. (As a reader!) I won’t be signing at that one, but I hope to see some familiar faces there nonetheless!

In April, I’m going to be in Roanoke, VA for the Roanoke Author Invasion. I’m super excited for that one too. I think we can just agree that I’m excited for every signing I attend. 😉 I love interacting with readers, and talking books with everyone. Books, books, books. It’s all about the books!

In May, there is a small possibility of an event, but that’s still up in the air. We are talking about trying to plan something out. More details to come on that one.

July, I will be in Baltimore, MD for the Sexy and Sassy Signing. I was an author for the 2016 one and I had an absolute BLAST! That was my first HUGE signing, and it was so much adrenaline, and excitement, and I can’t wait until this years.

As of right now, those are all the signings I’m going to be attending. There is a tiny possibility of me going to Shameless Book Con in Orlando, Florida, but that’s still up in the air. More details to come on that one.

Take care everyone,

xoxo

J.L.

Hope you all had a great Christmas!

Hey y’all!

Just wanted to drop you a line and hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope you had a great one spent with friends and family!

BOOK UPDATES

—>Racing Christmas is still being written. I may be pushing that back several months to work on other projects, but we’ll see 🙂
—> Bound by Trust is still being written as well. I am hoping to have that finished before the end of February! I just got the cover and I am in LOVE! I think you guys are REALLY going to enjoy this one!

Once again, hope you all had a great holiday weekend!

Thank you for taking the time to read my books!

xoxo
J.L. Baldwin