Friday, January 8, 2016

Warming Hearts at Walmart Tour -- with author Catherine Lanigan {Spotlight and Giveaway}

On tour with Prism Book Tours.

I'm so lucky to be able to host Catherine Lanigan on this
Heartwarming New Year tour. I love these books and these
authors and know that many of my followers will too.
I'm so excited to be able to buy these clean books at Walmart!

Heartwarming Being in Walmart

To say I’m over the moon excited about our Heartwarming books being in Walmarts is an understatement. Thirty-five years ago, when I was living in big city, Houston, Walmarts were only found in small towns in the “Big Thicket” between Texas and Louisiana, my first books came out. I had no idea about how to sell a book, but my husband’s family at-the-time helped me arrange for a signing/giveaway in a Louisiana Walmart. The staff didn’t know what to do with me, so I stood near the door trying to talk to anyone who would listen about the book I’d just written. Over the years, there have been many Walmart participations and I’ve loved them all. The best part about our Heartwarming stories is that they are “safe” to recommend and buy for any family member, from granddaughter to great-grandmother. Our stories have depth, heart, emotion and the characters are so real, as a reader you feel you would “know” these people on sight. They are approachable enough to invite them over for a cup of coffee. Hang with. Share with. And that’s what ALL of Heartwarming is to me. We are a group of editors and authors who are already or are becoming friends. We share our lives, loves, frustrations and sorrows as well as joys. I believe in “happily ever after” and through Heartwarming and Walmart, we’re able to bring more of these moving stories to the people who have been searching for something touching and magical. 


Catherine Lanigan is the bestselling author of over thirty published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, as well as over half a dozen anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living your Dream”, “Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul”, “Chocolate for a Woman’s Heart”, Chocolate for a Woman’s Spirit”. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over a dozen languages including German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Japanese. Ms. Lanigan’s novels are also available on audio-cassette, CD and on electronic format. A prolific writer, she is always writing wonderful stories. She has several titles only available in ebook format on Several of her titles have been chosen for The Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Her novel, The Christmas Star, won the Gold Medal Award Top Pick from Romantic Times Magazine for December, 2002, and has also won Book of the Year Romance Gold Award from ForeWord Magazine as well as Book of the Year Romance from Reader’s Preference. In March, 2006 Divine Nudges: Tales of Angelic Intervention and the second in Lanigan’s Angel Watch series of books, was published by HCI, the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher.

Love Shadows (The Shores of Indian Lakes) Heart's Desire (Shores of Indian Lake) A Fine Year for Love  (Shores of Indian Lake #3) 

Tour Schedule

Check out these Heartwarming authors' own selfies...

January 3rd: Launch
January 4th: I Am A Reader - Amy Vastine
January 5th: Mel's Shelves - Anna J. Stewart
January 6th: deal sharing aunt - Cari Lynn Webb
January 7th: Reading Is My SuperPower - Carol Ross
January 8th: Katie's Clean Book Collection - Catherine Lanigan
January 10th: Babs Book Bistro - Leigh Riker
January 11th: Love, Laughter, Friendship - Melinda Curtis
January 12th: Heidi Reads... - Pamela Tracy
January 13th: Christian Chick's Thoughts - Rula Sinara
January 14th: Bookworm Lisa - Tara Taylor Quinn
January 15th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

15 - $10 Walmart Gift Cards
- Rules: To enter, take a selfie at a local Walmart with a Heartwarming book and post publicly on social media (can be your hands, your face, etc. with a Heartwarming book). Can enter once each day with a different picture each time. Those who post the same picture multiple times will be disqualified. Those who only post privately (so that it can't be viewed publicly) will also be disqualified.
- US Only
- Ends January 20th

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  1. Catherine, as you know, our books are now available in mass-market paperback format through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, too, starting with our January releases.

    I am looking forward to your March release, Fear of Falling!

    (Hello again, Katie!)

    1. Hi, Kate! Thanks for stopping by! I'm looking forward to these books being so available!

  2. So exciting, this month they are 35% off in print at Walmart!! Great post Catherine! And GREAT picture!! So fun!

    1. I love it! I shop at Walmart a lot. :)

    2. Hi Kate!! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, you are so on the nose about Amazon and I pre -ordered my January Heartwarming titles, yours included. I love that we can pre-order them. So cool!!!

    3. Tara! Thanks for reminding us about the discount! Who doesn't love saving money especially in January after all the Christmas extravaganza!! Thank you for all your hard work for us!!

      And Katie, God bless you for hosting us today!!

  3. Katie, thanks for being a tour hostess! :)

    Catherine, I love how you say that Heartwarming characters are the kind of people you can have cup of coffee with. Yes! They're that real!! :) Now, I wouldn't mind running into a few of our Heartwarming heroes in Walmart ;). ...just sayin' lol.

    1. You're welcome! Wouldn't that be great? I'd love to run into some of these characters because they do seem quite real. :)

    2. Rula! I love you! ha! How fun!! I just got in from my Walmart where I envision our Heartwarming books on all the Walmart shelves!!

  4. Yay, Heartwarming. And Catherine! Thanks, Katie, for hosting. :) I love that these books can be shared from grandmother to granddaughter. The more romance and happiness in the world the better, right? Great post!

    1. Anna, thanks! I do believe love makes the world go around. Make it spin. Make it rock!!!

  5. I bet you get tons of people signing your books now, Catherine!