Down to Earth Romance

Congratulations to the winners!

LIP SERVICE May Book Blast, hosted by My Family’s Heart Book Reviews and Tours. Each winner will be contacted by email.

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My heartfelt thanks go to the participants who tweeted and shared the links to my blog tour hosts. If you didn’t win a prize for your efforts this time, there will be plenty of chances to win during my month-long Lip Service book tour June 8-July 6 with Bewitching Book Tours. I’ll post the list of participating bloggers soon.

$10 Starbucks Giftcard

  • Winner – Yaritza S

$10 Amazon Giftcard

  • Winner – Sandy P

2 eCopies of Naturally Yours by Adele Downs

  • Winner – Heather L
  • Winner – Stephane B

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2 eCopies of Kissing Her Cowboy by Adele Downs

  • Winner – Stephanie G
  • Winner – Alan S
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Have you read a book by author Adele Downs?

Find Adele’s list of releases on Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, All Romance eBooks and Kobo.

Adele Downs Book List on Amazon

Over the holiday weekend, our family kicked-off the unofficial start to summer by celebrating our grandson’s first birthday, watching as he ran around the party room on toddler legs, wondering how the year flew by so fast.


The weekend brought other surprises for which I’m grateful. My fantasy romance novella HER IMMORTAL VIKING received hundreds of unexpected tweets from readers, reviewers, and other authors to spread the word about its feature appearance on the MFRW book blog. Many others tweeted about my new release LIP SERVICE. Thank you for your wonderful support.

The weekend also brought lots of new followers to this blog. Since the 2013 inception of Down To Earth Romance 817 people have subscribed. Thank you! I’d love to hear your comments about what I’m doing right, and would especially love your suggestions for future posts. What do you look for when you visit here? What more would you like to see? Don’t be shy. Tell me.

I wish you the best summer, ever.

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Photo copyright Adele Downs.

Thank you Library Journal for reading and reviewing LIP SERVICE and loving it! I’m thrilled the book was selected.

Downs, Adele. Lip Service. Boroughs. May 2015. 83p. ebk. ISBN 9781942886327. $2.99. PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Linda Anderson, aka “Legs,” and Jack Harris have been dancing around each other since they made mud pies together as children. Only one thing could stand between them: Legs’ Aunt Ada. Once Ada died and left her house to her niece, Jack decided to make his move. Unfortunately, Ada is not as gone as he thought, and she is not exactly pleased with what has been going on in her bedroom. While there’s certainly enough material here for a longer story, this novella zips along. One can only hope for a sequel with more of Ada’s backstory.
Verdict: A quick ghost story from Downs (Naturally Yours; Santa to the Rescue) that is perfect for passing the time on your way to your vacation.—Emily Thompson, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga Lib.

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Join the LIP SERVICE Three-Day Book Blast!

Enter to win prizes, including an Amazon gift card, Starbucks gift card, and free books by Adele Downs. Lots of chances to win! Winners will be announced by May 27.

Monday, May 18

The Reading Addict
Book Groupies
My Family’s Heart
Here is what I read
Romance With A Book
Book Skater

Tuesday, May 19

My Family’s Heart Blog
Lanie’s Book Thoughts ~Review 4★
A Dirty Book affair
Amber Skyze
Cat’s Reviews ~Review 5★

Wednesday, May 20

A romance writer’s blog
the ruthin trilogy romance book blog
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, + Sissy, Too!
Smile Somebody Loves You
Muffy Wilson Literotica
Padme’s Library
CJ’s Book Corner ~Review 5★
The Book Obsessed Momma ~Review 4.5★
Mythical Books
Girl with Pen  ~Review 5★ 
Here is what I read blog
Willow’s Author Love
We Love Kink
We Read With A Glass Of Wine ~Review 4★

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Some ghosts won’t take “yes” for an answer.

Jack Harris has loved Legs Anderson since they were kids. Now that he has her in his bed, he has no intention of letting her go. Aunt Ada has other ideas, even from the grave.


Orphaned at a young age, Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady raised her, and Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have stuck, even after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around, too.


Patience is not one of Jack Harris’s virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the woman he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada is interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment. But Jack won’t give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated, Ada will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is…and then Jack’ll put his lips everywhere else.

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The early reviews for my new release LIP SERVICE are in; and bloggers and readers say they love the story. I’m thrilled!

I hope you’ll follow the LIP SERVICE Book Blast hosted by My Family’s Heart Promotions May 18-20 and enter to win prizes including Amazon and Starbucks gift cards and free books. The participating book blogs will be listed here.

LIP SERVICE will also be on tour with Bewitching Book Tours June 8-July 6 with numerous book bloggers. Prizes will be offered and I’ll list the participants here. I hope you’ll join us. Spread the word!

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Have you picked up your copy of LIP SERVICE yet?

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Here’s what people are saying about LIP SERVICE.

“Adele Downs weaves together a magical love story. I highly recommend.” 5 Stars ~Girl With Pen

“Love doesn’t even describe how much I enjoyed reading Ms. Downs latest. A must read.” 5 Stars ~Harlie’s Books

“A lighthearted enjoyable romance.”  4 Stars ~Lanie’s Book Thoughts

“Ahhh! Nothin’s better than to settle in with an Adele Downs sweet & sexy romance. And Lip Service is just the latest in a string of heartwarming stories from Ms. Downs.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“I’m already a fan of Adele Downs’ sweet and humorous romance novellas, and I’m a sucker for anything magical and unexplained. So with its quirky cast of characters and only-a-little-bit scary haunted house, Lip Service has become my new favorite of hers.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“Adele Downs never fails to write stories about men I love.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“This was an awesome love story and I highly recommend!” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“Adele Downs spins a delightful twisting tale of found love after great loss.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“You will love this funny and amazing romance!” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

You Are Invited

Romance Readers and Authors


(BRYN MAWR, PA) Lady Jane’s Salon – Philadelphia will kick off our first event with Romantic Suspense night, including readings from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye, award-winning author Veronica Forand, and P.A. DePaul. The authors will read excerpts from their latest books and hold Q&A with readers. Proceeds from the event will go to support the Center for Literacy, Inc. in Philadelphia.

We’ll meet from 7-9 PM on June 4 at Main Point Books, 1041 West Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. Please bring a $5 donation or a gently used book for the Center for Literacy, Inc. Refreshments provided.

Romance fiction is the largest segment of the publishing industry, with 74 million loyal readers generating 1.36 billion in sales. In no other genre are the authors and the readers so closely connected. The salon gives readers an opportunity to meet their favorite authors and be introduced to new voices in the genre.

Lady Jane’s Salon Philadelphia, a satellite location of the original Lady Jane’s Salon in New York City, is the Philadelphia area’s first–and only–romance fiction reading series.

Guest authors represent the full spectrum of the diverse and ever-evolving romance genre including contemporary, historical, fantasy, paranormal, inspirational, romantic suspense, and GLBT romance.

To learn more visit:

Or call us at 267-222-8396


Happy 85th Birthday, Nancy Drew! 


Did you read Nancy Drew mysteries as a girl? Or the Hardy Boys when you were a boy? I loved the Nancy Drew series and devoured them as an adolescent and young teen. My favorite was The Witch Tree Symbol. I liked the paranormal woo-woo overtones of the title and full-color cover, though the story turned out to be as sensible as Nancy’s sleuthing shoes. Still, I kept that book in my collection well into adulthood.

The Secret of The Old Clock was the first Nancy Drew mystery published in 1930. This original copy belonged to my mother. Notice the detailed illustration. Her copy is fragile and the pages are very brown, but this book is a treasure. I gave my copies of Nancy Drew away years ago, but have kept my mother’s in a place of honor on my bookshelf.




Happy 85th Birthday, Nancy Drew!

Thank you for fueling my lifelong love of reading and writing.


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