* Spotlight * A RING TO TAKE HIS REVENGE by Pippa Roscoe

          

A Ring to Take His Revenge (The Winners’ Circle)

 

He’ll do anything to settle the score…

…even fake an engagement!

To secure his revenge against his cruel father, billionaire Antonio Arcuri needs a fake fiancée—fast! He demands his shy PA, Emma Guilham, wear his diamond. In return, he’ll help fulfill her dreams—starting with a jet-set trip to Buenos Aires! It’s a simple charade, until the burning tension between them erupts into irresistible desire. Now Antonio must decide between vengeance and Emma…

A powerfully intense revenge romance!.

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What are your favorite sources of inspiration when you are wanting to settle in and write a new book?

It’s funny, ideas and inspiration can come from anything from a film, advert, newspaper article or an overheard conversation in a coffee shop. It could be just a little snippet that when combined with ‘what if’ becomes a whole other narrative. But it will always start as a question in my journal. And one question leads to another and another until I’m happy with the outline of my next book. I’ve discovered that I’m much better at handwriting the planning stages than diving straight onto my laptop. There’s something about the time it takes for my hand to write the words that allows my brain to think things though a bit more than when I type. I have thousands of journals at home lining my shelves.

Do you travel to the places that you center a story around or is your research mostly done from books/internet, etc.?
I’d LOVE to travel to all of the places I center a story around, and for the most part I do try to explore some aspect of the location or culture personally. I’ve spent a fair bit of time in Europe and more recently America and Canada, but one day I’d love to see the Sahara Desert – and I will get to Hong Kong eventually, I promise my self every year. 

Do you have any upcoming projects that you can tell us about to look forward to?
Ohhh, no spoilers! But I can say, that I really loved Dimitri’s story, which is the next in the Winners’ Circle Trilogy. Both Dimitri and Anna, have had their share of heartache and betrayal, so they’ve got a lot stacked against them, but one very good reason forcing them together!

Mills & Boon author Pippa Roscoe lives in Norfolk near her family and makes daily promises that this will be the day she will leave the computer and take a long walk in the countryside. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t dreaming of gorgeous alpha males and misunderstood heroines. Totally her mother’s fault of course—she gave Pippa her first romance to read at the age of seven! She is inconceivably happy that she gets to share those daydreams with her readers.

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* New Release * HIS TO PROTECT by Carly Phillips

“Carly Phillips is synonymous with red-hot romance and passionate love.”

Lauren Blakely, New York Times Bestselling Author

His to Protect, an all new novella in The Lexi Blake Crossover Collection by Carly Phillips is LIVE!

Talia Shaw has spent her adult life working as a scientist for a big pharmaceutical company. She’s focused on saving lives, not living life. When her lab is broken into and it’s clear someone is after the top secret formula she’s working on, she turns to the one man she can trust. The same irresistible man she turned away years earlier because she was too young and naive to believe a sexy guy like Shane Landon could want her.

Shane Landon’s bodyguard work for McKay-Taggart is the one thing that brings him satisfaction in his life. Relationships come in second to the job. Always. Then little brainiac Talia Shaw shows up in his backyard, frightened and on the run, and his world is turned upside down. And not just because she’s found him naked in his outdoor shower, either.

With Talia’s life in danger, Shane has to get her out of town and to her eccentric, hermit mentor who has the final piece of the formula she’s been working on, while keeping her safe from the men who are after her. Guarding Talia’s body certainly isn’t any hardship, but he never expects to fall hard and fast for his best friend’s little sister and the only woman who’s ever really gotten under his skin.

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* SPOTLIGHT * PRETTY AS A PEACH by Juliette Poe

 

Pretty as a Peach (Sex & Sweet Tea, Book #4)
Juliette Poe
Release Date: March 15, 2018

 

Synopsis:

Mainer Farms is steeped in family history, but it’s also deep in debt from the effects of the ever-changing farming industry. Not about to let his family’s legacy go under, Colt Mancinkus is willing to do anything he can to save the farm.

Darby Culhane is the new farmer in Whynot, North Carolina, and she’s proving to be quite the forbidden temptation for Colt. Darby isn’t looking for anything but a fresh start, and she’s got it all figured out. Get settled in? Check. Apply for the rural county grant? Check. Confrontation with the steaming mad, smoking hot local farmer? Well, that wasn’t on the agenda.

As pretty as she is sweet, Colt can’t help but be drawn to Darby’s…peaches. No really, she’s a peach farmer. Get that mind out of the gutter, and get on down to the farm to see what happens when circumstances force Colt and Darby to team up. They may just find that the peach trees aren’t the only things in bloom.

 

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About the Author:

Juliette Poe is the sweet and swoony alter ego of New York Times Best Selling author, Sawyer Bennett.

A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea.

When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.

 

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* Author Spotlight * JASMINE SEA by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Jasmine Sea: A River’s End Love Story. Book Two

Sometimes facing the past is the only way forward.

Starting over never felt better. Christie Ryan adores the little cottage she’s renovating, the seaside town that embraced her, and Martin Blake, the man she longs to marry. Ex-fiancé Derek Hobbs is finally out of the picture, and there are no more secrets in her life or mysteries to solve.

Will the arrival of a mysterious woman who commissions a portrait from Martin under a cloud of secrecy break her after all? Unrest and suspicion remind Christie that happiness can be fleeting, and when the peaceful town is shattered by crime, her past is again thrust into the limelight.

With one chance and only minutes to save those she loves, Christie comes face to face with her greatest fear—and there is no way around it.

Jasmine Sea follows on from The Stationmaster’s Cottage, set shortly after its stunning conclusion.

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Is there a special memory that you have about when you decided you wanted to become an author?

I remember as a teenager typing madly on an old Underwood typewriter, a song through my giant headphones reminding me to ‘do what you want to do, be who you are’ (Hall & Oates), and just knowing that this was right. At the time, I was writing science fiction but oddly, it had a big romance in it!

Is there a particular author that you remember being the first that drew you into being a fan of the Romance genre?

Difficult one. I think there is romance everywhere, so I see it in books that aren’t necessarily written in the genre, but have the elements that appeal to me. I write love stories, which are not always romances. For true romance, probably Georgette Heyer. Always liked a mystery and a bit of love.

If you could visit one place in the world that you have never been, where would it be?

The Burren in Ireland. My beautiful sister lives there and says it is a magical place.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

Reading, listening to music, playing with our Labrador, dreaming about writing.

Is there a topic you’ve always wanted to write about that you haven’t had a chance to yet?

I’d like to write about my Dad. He disappeared from my life as a child and passed away before we could reunite, but he had a very colorful life that would make a wonderful book.

Any future books or projects that you want to share with us to look forward to?

In the next year or so, I have two main projects in mind. One is Paddy’s Lighthouse, another dual timeline story. The other is Obelisk, my speculative thriller, quite different from my first two novels.

Phillipa Nefri Clark grew up around lonely Australian beaches with wild seas and misty cliffs. From a young age she wrote stories and dreamed of being a writer. There were many detours along the way as she trod paths as diverse as a travelling sales rep to singing and acting. Fascinated by film, Phillipa wrote five feature length screenplays, one which was optioned. Now living in regional Victoria on a small acreage close to a mountain range, she markets the family business a few days a week and writes the rest of the time. With nonfiction credits for specialist canine publications, she finally returned to stories with the release of The Stationmaster’s Cottage, a dual timeline romance, in February 2017. Her great loves, apart from writing, are her family of two young adult sons and her husband, their Labrador, music, fine wine, and friends.

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* Launch Day Announcement * MAIN STREET ROMANCE

 
Main Street Romance
Love Stories for Everyone from
Authors You Trust
Addison Cole | Chris Keniston 
Nancy Naigle | RaeAnne Thayne
 
 
About Main Street Romance
 

Main Street Romance is made up of four friends and bestselling authors who adore romance, and are committed to filling your bookshelves with sweet and clean love stories you’ll be excited to share with your best friend, Mom, Grandma, and your teenage daughter, too. No profanity, graphic sex, or violence.

Not only are they dedicated to writing sweet romance and growing their audience with new readers, but they will be building an entire community around the Main Street Romance brand, including giving readers short stories that take place in their very own Main Street Romance world, where new characters along with characters from their prior releases, will appear in stories that take place on Main Street, in Romance, Virginia.

Join them on the front porch for a cool glass of sweet tea, curl up in a cozy chair, and get ready to fall in love with your next favorite read.

 

Meet the Main Street Authors
 

Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes fun, flirty, and sweet romance with a dash of heat.

 

Chris Keniston is a USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty novels known to delight audiences with stories of falling in love, family values, and all around entertaining shenanigans.

Nancy Naigle is a USA Today bestselling author. She whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart.
RaeAnne Thayne is a New York TimesPublishers Weekly and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty books.

 
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* Author Spotlight * THE MORAL COMPASS by K. A. Servian

 

The Moral Compass (Shaking the Tree Book 1)

Florence lives like a Princess attending dinner parties and balls away from the gritty reality, filth and poverty of Victorian London.

However, her world comes crashing around her when her father suffers a spectacular fall from grace. She must abandon her life of luxury, leave behind the man she loves and sail to the far side of the world where compromise and suffering beyond anything she can imagine await her.

When she is offered the opportunity to regain some of what she has lost, she takes it, but soon discovers that not everything is as it seems. The choice she has made has a high price attached and she must live with the heart-breaking consequences of her decision.

This novel is part one in the ‘Shaking the Tree’ series.

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Is there a special memory that you have about when you decided you wanted to become an author?

Completing my first short story and realising (based on reader feedback) that it was actually pretty good.

 

Is there a particular author that you remember being the first that drew you into being a fan of the Romance genre?

Jane Austen. I love her heroines because they’re feisty and they follow their own paths, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t fall in love.

If you could visit one place in the world that you have never been, where would it be?

India – I love the vibrant culture

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

Sewing and pattern making (both doing and teaching) and getting out into nature with my camera and taking photos.

Is there a topic you’ve always wanted to write about that you haven’t had a chance to yet?

The suffrage movement. I’m inspired by the amazing women who risked everything to fight for their (and our) right to vote. I’ll be delving into this subject in my next novel, A pivotal Right.

Any future books or projects that you want to share with us to look forward to?

As I mentioned, the second book in the Shaking the Tree series, A Pivotal Right is my current WIP. I’m looking forward to continuing Jack and Florence’s story against the backdrop of social change in the late nineteenth century.

About the Author

An overwhelming urge to create led Kathy to pursue qualifications in both fashion design and applied design to fabric which were followed by a twenty year career in the fashion and applied arts industries and a crafting habit Martha Stewart would be proud of.

Kathy then discovered a love of teaching and began passing on the skills she’d accumulated over the years—design, pattern-making, sewing, Art Clay Silver, screen-printing and machine embroidery to name a few.

Creative writing started as a self-dare to see if she had the chops to write a manuscript. Kathy’s first novel, Peak Hill, which was developed from that manuscript, was a finalist in the Romance Writers of New Zealand Pacific Hearts Full Manuscript contest in 2016.

Her second novel, Throwing Light was published in February 2017 and her third novel, The Moral Compass is due out in late 2017.

Kathy now squeezes full time study for an advanced diploma in creative writing around writing the sequel to The Moral Compass, teaching sewing and being a wife and mother.

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* AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT * Nicole Locke with THE KNIGHT’S SCARRED MAIDEN

 

The Knight’s Scarred Maiden (Lovers and Legends)

A maiden for the mercenary 

Mercenary knight Rhain is living on borrowed time. With a vengeful warlord pursuing him, he has accepted his fate—though first he must get his men to safety. 

When he rescues mysterious and deeply scarred Helissent from her attackers, Rhain soon wishes he wasn’t marked for death. He can never be the man she deserves—his scandalous lineage alone dictates that—but Rhain can’t resist the temptation to show this innocent maiden how beautiful she truly is… 

Lovers and Legends A clash of Celtic passions

 

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  • Is there a special memory that you have about when you decided you wanted to become an author?

I was fortunate to be very close to my grandmother, who adored romances. She had shopping bags full of them in her closet. She was forever swapping stories with her sisters. I don’t think I have a childhood memory that didn’t include those books. I do believe the seed to becoming an author began then, it just took me a while to plant it!

That moment was on a trip to Wales when the characters from the Lovers and Legends series just appeared while I walked around a castle. They didn’t give me a choice; I had to write about them.   

 

  • Is there a particular author that you remember being the first that drew you into being a fan of the Romance genre?

I’ve been reading romances for as long as I can remember, but there was a time when I stopped (I blame my other job on this). However, by serendipity I came across Amanda Quick’s story Mistress, and was hooked forevermore. Now my kids don’t have childhood memories without romance books in their lives…

 

  • If you could visit one place in the world that you have never been, where would it be?

As a family we try to gallivant as much as possible, but there are places we haven’t gone to because we’re waiting for my daughter to be a bit older. The kids are currently clamouring for Australia (they watch a lot of nature shows on dangerous animals, which seem to all be there).

 

  • What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

When I’m not writing, it’s all about my family. I enjoy my daughter playing her violin and singing off key, and my fidgety son taking apart my appliances and building something new. Okay, maybe I don’t exactly enjoy it when he takes apart my appliances, but I’m always amazed what he does with all the little broken bits afterward.

 

  • Is there a topic you’ve always wanted to write about that you haven’t had a chance to yet?

The only detriment to writing romances today is Time. Nothing is off the table now. There’s no end to the range and depth of emotions nor how to explore them. I’ve addressed grief from massacres, murders, and sickness. Happiness from gardening and new inventions. Excitement from espionage. And my favourite, Love, in all its many facets. I can’t write fast enough!

 

  • Any future books or projects that you want to share with us to look forward to?

In November, Her Christmas Knight releases. This is Hugh’s and Alice’s story. Hugh was from The Knight’s Broken Promise, the first book in the Lovers and Legends series. I knew his story would take the series in a whole new direction (because of that vow he gave at the end). And oh boy, now that it’s releasing, I’m exploring those new directions with more stories. Of course at this rate, the series may never end!

 

 

 

Nicole first discovered romance novels hidden in her grandmother’s closet. Convinced hidden books must be better, Nicole greedily read them. It was only natural she should start writing them (but now not so secretly). If she isn’t working on the next book in the Lovers and Legends historical series, she can be reached at:

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* Blog Tour * SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT from Jill Shalvis!

★  ★  ★ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ★  ★  ★ 

#PassionIsComing this December with The Trouble With Mistletoe!

Passionflix and New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis are thrilled to announce the option of THE TROUBLE WITH MISTLETOE, a standalone novel in the Heartbreaker Bay series. Passionflix, a studio and streaming platform launching this September, is dedicated to turning romance novels into movies and series, and cannot wait to bring this heartwarming holiday romance to life on-screen this December!
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If she has her way . . .
 
Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her . . .
 
He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.
 
Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead-gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him . . .
 
Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice . . .
 
Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish—and let the mistletoe do its work . . .

​About Jill Shalvis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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** FRIDAY FAVORITES with Melissa Foster … with a Giveaway! **

 

Join me every Friday to see my spotlight on one of my favorite authors who will be sharing a few of their favorite things!

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Featured today is bestselling author MELISSA FOSTER!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Melissa!

 

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.


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My favorite color is … lavender

My favorite place to read is … on the beach

My favorite snack is … ice cream

My favorite type of music is … country

My favorite hot beverage is … cocoa

My favorite type of flower is … orchid

My favorite time of day is … any:)

My favorite candy is … Twizzlers

My favorite hobby is … exercise

My favorite place to vacation is … Cape Cod

 


 

Melissa has just kicked off a brand new series BAYSIDE SUMMERS!

Look for the first book in that series BAYSIDE DESIRES, out now!

 


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BAYSIDE DESIRES
Love in Bloom — Bayside Summers

As the co-owner of Bayside Resorts, Rick Savage has a fabulous job working with his best friends and brother, and a thriving business in Washington, DC, which he’ll be returning to at the end of the summer. Spending time with his family is great, but being back on Cape Cod has unearthed painful memories. When sweet, smart, and overly cautious Desiree Cleary moves in next door, Rick is drawn to the sexy preschool teacher, and she just might prove to be the perfect distraction.

Running an art gallery was not in preschool teacher Desiree Cleary’s plans, but after being tricked into coming to her impetuous, unreliable mother’s aid, she’s stuck spending the summer with the badass half sister she barely knows and a misbehaving dog. If that’s not frustrating enough, she can’t escape the sparks igniting with her strikingly handsome and pushy neighbor, Rick, who makes all her warning bells go off.

Passion ignites as Desiree and Rick spend long summer nights sharing heartfelt confessions and steamy kisses. For the first time in years Rick is enjoying life again instead of hiding behind mounds of work miles away from his family. Desiree has touched him in a way that makes him want to slow down. Only slowing down means dealing with his demons, and he isn’t sure who he’ll be when he comes out the other side.

 

 


 

Released in April by Melissa:

 

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Truly, Madly, WHISKEY

Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm’s length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She’s a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey’s midnight fantasies. She’s also one of his closest friends.

Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his.

The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there’s no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotionally charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves.


 

Lots of sexy goodness ahead for us in 2017 from Melissa!

 

Releasing July 12:

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BAD BOYS AFTER DARK: CARSON
Bad Billionaires After Dark

Everything’s naughtier after dark…

As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life—in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything.

Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She’s a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she’s ever loved—the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?

Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn’t the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it’s only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she’s back in Carson’s life, and he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was…

 

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SWEPT INTO LOVE
Love in Bloom — The Ryders

It’s been years since Sally Tuft’s husband died, years since she was left to raise her teenage son alone, and years since she’d told the only other man she wanted that they should be just friends. Now her son has left for college, and Sally has no distractions to keep her from thinking about her best friend and co-worker, Gage Ryder, and what could have been.

Gage Ryder believed that one day Sally would move past the death of her husband and they would finally leave the friend zone and explore the passion that’s simmered between them since the day they met. But it doesn’t seem that’s ever going to happen, and it just might be Gage’s turn to move on.

When Gage and Sally are tasked with opening a new youth center their close-knit world is expanded–and sexy new prospects move in. Sally and Gage are forced to confront their attractions, or let each other go forever.

 

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THE REAL THING
Sugar Lake

Bakery owner Willow Dalton’s friendship with Zane Walker has always been a bit complicated. Now a scrumptiously hot A-list actor, Zane’s always had a reputation as a player. He’s arrogant, and he’s definitely not boyfriend material. Sure, he did Willow a favor by agreeing to take her virginity before college, but is that reason enough for her to go along with a fake engagement a decade later—even if it comes with a real diamond ring?

Zane should have known better. Nothing involving Willow has ever been easy. Still, he knows her better than anyone, and becoming America’s hottest new leading man means cleaning up his reputation. An “engagement” to curvy, sass-mouthed Willow is the perfect PR move…provided no one gets hurt.

Now Zane and Willow’s little white lie has turned into an irresistible recipe for sweet temptation. And soon no one will be able to tell the difference between their fake engagement and the real thing—including them.

 

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THRILL OF LOVE
Love in Bloom — The Bradens — Peaceful Harbor, MD

Fall in love with Ty Braden, a world-renowned mountain climber and nature photographer. He’s about to take on his toughest assignment yet—winning the heart of the one that got away.

 


 

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** FRIDAY FAVORITES with Nancy Robards Thompson with a GIVEAWAY! **

 

Join me every Friday to see my spotlight on one of my favorite authors who will be sharing a few of their favorite things!

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Featured today is Harlequin Special Edition author NANCY ROBARDS THOMPSON!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Nancy!

National bestselling author Nancy Robards Thompson lives and writes in Florida, but her imagination transports her all over the world. She has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing romance and women’s fiction full-time. After hanging up her press pass, this former journalist and two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart struck gold in July 2002 when she won the award. Since then, she’s gone on to sell nearly 40 books, which critics have deemed, “…funny, smart and observant.”


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My favorite color … changes with my mood. Right now, it’s mint green; but I also love cobalt blue, French country blue and candy apple red.

My favorite place to read is … on the sofa in my office.

My favorite snack is … cheese and apple.

My favorite type of music … also depends on my mood. Overall, I love classical, but I also love country, indy, classic ‘80s and folk music. I can’t write to music with words, but I do make playlists (of music with lyrics) for all my books. I listen to the playlists when I’m not writing. It keeps me in the story.

My favorite hot beverage is … I love tea, but nothing beats a good cup of strong black coffee. I usually start the day with a cup of coffee and switch to hot (or iced) tea for the rest of the day.

My favorite type of flower is … the peony.

My favorite time of day is … morning.

My favorite candy is … chocolate covered caramel.

My favorite hobby is … art journaling.

My favorite place to vacation is … the mountains.

 


 

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FORTUNE’S SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT
The Fortunes of Texas: The Secret Fortunes

MY BIG FAKE BOYFRIEND

Olivia Fortune Robinson has done some crazy things in her life, but this has to be one of the craziest. She has just propositioned sexy Alejandro Mendoza to be her pretend boyfriend for a week. What’s even crazier? He said yes!

They’re doing it all for Sophie—or so they think. Liv’s cynical view of marriage accidentally convinced her little sister to call off her own wedding, and Liv has to fix things and quick. What better way than to “fall in love” herself? Tall, dark and alpha, Alejandro doesn’t seem to mind having Liv on his arm—or in his bed. But when the two commitment-phobes suddenly become faux fiancés, Liv’s traitorous heart starts to fall for real… Is Alejandro’s far behind?

 


 

Coming soon from Nancy … Print 6/20 and Digital 7/1


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A BRIDE, A BARN, AND A BABY
Celebration, TX

And the prince wore spurs

A bourbon-tinged evening turns into a night of spur-jangling passion. And wrapped in the arms of hunky cowboy Zane Phillips, Lucy Campbell feels like her dreams have come true all at once! But she knows Zane needs a chance to let their move from friends to lovers sink in. That is, until reality knocks…and Lucy discovers she’s pregnant.

This wasn’t how Zane imagined daddyhood would happen. And with pretty Lucy…his best friend’s little sister! He wants to do right by her and the baby, but Lucy wants the fairy tale, not a marriage of obligation. And while this simple cowboy isn’t sure he can measure up as her Prince Charming, the real magic is that he’s had her heart all along…

 

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THE COWBOY’S RUNAWAY BRIDE
Celebration, TX

And the bride wore…running shoes? 

Publicly shamed by her former fiancé, Lady Chelsea Ashford Alden has fallen from grace and her intimate life has become fodder for the British tabloids. On the run from the paparazzi, there’s only one place for the errant aristocrat to wait out the scandal: her best friend’s cottage in Celebration, Texas… 

Instead of foiling a burglar, rancher Ethan Campbell startles a gorgeous blonde in the bathtub! Chelsea covers up…her true identity. But not her sizzling attraction to the tall, dark and hunky cowboy. Ethan has loved and lost, and until Chelsea, he never thought he’d love again. But he doesn’t know her secret, and if she reveals the truth, he might be the one to run this time around.

 

 

 

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