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Hi everyone!

I’m glad you found me!  What do you think of the new website?  I’m really proud of it!

And if you’re here because you received my newsletter, then you’ve come to the right place!

The random drawing winners I’m surprising today are:

Emma Elizabeth Brambly

Laura May Scott


Please contact me with your preferred email to receive your prize of a $10 Amazon G.C. at charlenesands@hotmail.com

If you’re not an exclusive member of my newsletter, you can sign up today!  It’s easy and maybe next time I post a surprise drawing, you’ll win!   Thanks for stopping by!!


Posted March 8, 2016 / 4 Comments


Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Drawing!!

One Secret Night, One Secret Baby


An unforgettable baby dilemma. Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Charlene Sands. 

During a city-wide power outage, Emma Bloom turns to her old friend Dylan McKay for help. The Hollywood heartthrob comes to her rescue, action-hero style, and sees her safely home. But what happened next? The details are blurry—because Emma was tipsy, and an on-set accident leaves Dylan’s memory of that night in tatters. 

But soon irrefutable evidence surfaces: Emma is pregnant. It’s hard enough sharing her secret with a man used to fending off scheming women. But Dylan does the right thing and proposes. And then, one day, his memory returns…


I’m celebrating the release of One Secret Night, One Secret Baby with this Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Giveaway!!  Simply post a comment here to answer this one question.  Have you ever been involved in a black-out, aka a power outage? Yes or no?  How do you suppose you would react if you were ever in one? Drawing held on Sunday, February 14th.  Come back to see if you’re the winner!

You could win this fabulous prize (Winner will be drawn on Sunday) of my Napa Valley Vows 3 in 1 book, a DVD, Love and Sunshine lotion and Hershey’s Sweet Messages chocolates!  Pretty cool prize right?  Talk to me…

Valentine's Day


Posted February 10, 2016 / 33 Comments


Hybrid Authors Have Choices!

The Hybrid author- a professional who writes for big publishing houses or small presses and self-publishes their own work.

There are so many nice things about being traditionally published with a major New York Publishing House. For one, you get a chance to work with some amazing editors.  The work ethic and attention to detail is amazing and with me, I have total trust that my editor will make my stories the best that they can be.  There’s  a sense of community and a readership that comes with being traditionally published.

But there are limitations, and for some, those limitations are welcomed.   Such as, we don’t have to worry about writing enticing blurb, or formatting the book. That’s all done for you.  But along those same lines, we also have little to no say outside the boundries of our contracts, about pricing and/or marketing the books. We cannot make changes, add or subtract. We are at the mercy of TPTB to give our books the push they need for discovery.

Hybird authors take all the risk.  They must secure expert editors, attain good formatting across all platforms and have a vision for the cover of the books.  They also research proper pricing and marketing of their books.   While, that’s daunting, it’s also liberating, because we can make any changes we want.  And so recently and thanks to the help of Christine Collier, cover designer, I have a brand spanking new cover to The Cowboy Contract, a book that is near and dear to my heart as my daughter and her friend, Tony, posed for the cover and the photography was shot by my son-in-law!

So here is the new updated cover!   I hope you like it!

The Cowboy Contract Cover -LARGE


Posted February 4, 2016 / 0 Comments


Winner of Charlene’s New Website Celebration

Congrats to Cindy Hamilton for winning the wonderful prize!

Cindy, if you email me at charlenesands@hotmail.com with your snail mail address, I’ll be happy to send you the fun prize!

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment!!  More fun things up ahead.

February is the month for Romance!!

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Posted January 23, 2016 / 0 Comments



Hi Everyone.

I’m so happy you’re here!  Please browse around my new website and share your thoughts.  What do you think about the my new home away from home?

Post a comment here to be entered into a fabulous random drawing for these wonderful prizes:  A Brighton “Love” necklace, a not yet released copy of my newest Moonlight Beach Bachelor story, ONE SECRET NIGHT, ONE SECRET BABY and a lovely jeweled notepad.   Check back on Friday, January 22 to see if you’re the lucky winner!   Oh, and if you’re not already signed up, click on the Subscribe link to be a part of Charlene’s News Crew for exclusive new contests, giveaways and new releases!

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Posted January 17, 2016 / 23 Comments


Welcome to my new Blog!



I’m happy to invite you to this new website and blog.  Be sure to check out all the new pages!  Thanks to my web designer and assistant Dani for getting this beautiful new site up and running.   I hope you come back on Monday January 17  where I’ll be giving away an array of fun prizes to celebrate my new website!

Posted January 15, 2016 / 6 Comments