Finally, it’s release week for the first books in the Hopeless Romantics of Willow Ridge series!
As of today, the first three books in the Hopeless Romantics of Willow Ridge Series are live. Falling for the Boss, Falling for the Fireman and Falling fot the Doctor are all available to start reading today and they’re all in Kindle Unlimited. I’m so excited they’re live and can’t wait for the release of the rest of the series in the coming weeks.
I asked Cindy Ray Hale, author of Falling for the Doctor a few questions about the inspiration for her book. (I’ll be asking the authors this through the release process in the coming weeks so come back to read their answers.)
1. What made you decide to write about this particular hero?
I know what it’s like to be a single mom, and my son just had tubes in his ears. Also, I was a home health aide to my grandpa who had dementia.
2. If you could spend an hour in Willow Ridge where would you go?
Anywhere near the water. Or Latte Da. It sounds like a fun coffee shop. I’d love to hear the gossip.
3. What did you enjoy most about writing this story?
I loved the part about going to Blackbeard Island and boating. It made me miss sunshine and summer.
4. What’s your favorite thing about writing small town romance?
I love the town gossips and how the entire town pulls together to help each other.
5. Are you or have you ever been in a bookclub yourself?
Yes. I’ve been in many book clubs. I’m not in one currently, and it’s really too bad. It was great to connect with the other readers, eat good food.
I haven’t done this in a while but I have a lot of friends with new books out this week so I thought why not share the excitement.
These books range from sweet to steamy, so be sure to read their blurbs before downloading if you’re adverse to anything hot.
Second Shot: A Fake Relationship Sports Romance (A Minnesota Raiders Novel)
I’m Seamus Byrne, professional hockey player. I’ve been called a beast on the ice because I never let anything slow me down. But that was before an unfortunate knee injury takes me out of the game for the rest of the current NHL season. As if that isn’t enough, my wife decides she wants a divorce and drops that bomb on me immediately after my injury.
Talk about kicking a man while he’s down.
But what’s that old saying about silver linings? My silver lining through it all is my awesome doctor, Nicole Stewart. She’s stubborn and sweet and has a few secrets of her own. She’s also a fighter, and she won’t stop fighting for me to heal and get my career back. Her genuine concern makes me wonder if she and I could ever…
But I’m all kinds of wrong for her. I should stay away.
Then I go and do something so impulsive that it puts her future in jeopardy. Now I’m the one who has to fight forher, and I can’t exactly say it’s a hardship.
Because I’m starting to see how a great woman like Nicole could give a guy like me a second shot at true love.
Whatever It Takes: A Second-Chance Musical Theater Romantic Comedy (A Center Stage Love Story Book 3)
Leslie: Do your best. Be the best. Whatever it takes.
It sounds like a line from some superhero movie, not a family motto. Except it is the Moose family creed. We even have it on T-shirts. Snazzy apparel aside, it means I’ve grown up with a lot of pressure to, well, be the best.
Except I’m not. No matter how hard I’ve worked, it’s time to face the fact that I’m never going to have a career as a professional ballerina. I’ll do the next best thing—I can dance in the theatre. Thanks to that eight-week drama camp when I was a teenager, as well as a stubborn-to-the-point-of-foolish drive, I’m ready to take on this challenge, even if it means moving from New York City to a small Upstate town.
Especially if it means I get to be reunited with the boy I fell in love with at that camp…
Oh no. I’m not working with her.
She broke my heart, ghosting me after the most incredible summer together. But now, here she is, and we need her to make The Edison successful. The stakes are high, and if this show works out, there’s a shot I’ll finally get my chance to bring the production I’ve been writing ever since she left me to the stage.
The show must go on. Whatever it takes.
USA Today Bestselling Author, Kathryn R. Biel, takes you back to The Edison Theater for Act Three in this powerful and moving tale of second chance love and finally loving yourself.
Tinsel and Tatas: A Holiday Romantic Comedy AnthologyKindle Edition
Get a head start on the holiday spirit by reading for a great cause! Nearly twenty of today’s most entertaining rom-com authors have teamed up to sell #Books4Boobs. This collection of holiday shorts ranges from sweet to steamy and promises to entertain. 100% of proceeds will benefit the Young Survival Coalition, an international organization focusing on women ages 40 and under who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
Mistle Text: ‘Twas the Text Before Christmas … (An Accidentally in Love Story Book 5)
‘Twas the text before Christmas…
I’m Holly Snow and I’m in desperate need of a miracle.
I’ve been raising my five-year-old niece, Faith, since she was a baby. As much as I love her, I was twenty-three when my sister died. There was no way I was ready to be a single mom.
A few months ago, I managed to get Faith a partial scholarship to a ritzy preschool for gifted children. I’ve been struggling to make my portion of the tuition payments ever since. The bottom line is that I need to make more money. At this point, I’ll take any job that allows me to look after Faith while I work—as it doesn’t involve anything weird or illegal.
So, when my bestie, Toni, tells me her tall, dark, and Scroogy boss needs a personal shopper to take care of all his Christmas needs, I leap at the opportunity.
When I say yes, I have no idea Mr. Incredible will also end up needing a fake girlfriend. Apparently, he’s got to prove to his family that he’s the marrying type or they won’t be turning over the keys to their investment brokerage to him come January.
I should definitely say no, but I’d be crazy not to take the obscene amount of money he’s throwing my way. (Besides, who wouldn’t want to live in the lap of luxury in a Newport mansion for a few days?)
As a bonus, Faith and I get completely new wardrobes so we can fit in. Now, I just have to promise myself not to fall in love with him.
🌴The Carmichaels are about to find out…all the money in the world can’t buy love🌴
Take a trip through Cinnamon Bay, where the locals are friendly, the beaches are beautiful, and the love spice will have you head over heels.
The Carmichael siblings might have fallen from grace, but even then, their journey is just beginning! Book X is now LIVE, so one-click to start your journey today. Beware – these highly addictive romance novels will having you falling in love.
I’m so excited that the Sweet Kisses Box Set is finally live – it’s been a delight to work on this project with the twenty other sweet romance authors included in this set.
ABOUT SWEET KISSES
Twenty-one novella-length sweet romance stories from twenty-one of your favorite authors in a limited-time box set called Sweet Kisses. It will release on all major retailers on July 21.
21 New Heartwarming Romance Books that’ll make you swoon
A sweet contemporary romance anthology collection with twenty-one original, never-before-seen stories from bestselling and award-winning authors, Including WSJ and USA Today Bestselling Author, Judith Lucci.
Each piece written for this anthology is to benefit Pets for Vets. Sweet Kisses Box Set is only available for a limited time, so one-click your copy before it’s gone. Twenty-one swoon-worthy heroes. Twenty-one chances to fall in love. Twenty-one happily-ever-afters.
One great way to help veterans who’ve been injured in service to our country and the Pets that need them. 100% of pre-order profits will be donated to Pets for Vets!
INCLUDED IN THIS LIMITED EDITION BOX SET:
Tamie Dearen – The Billionaire’s Practice Kiss
Judith Lucci – Kissing the Cow King
Evangeline Kelly – Kissing an Alaskan Man
Lorana Hoopes – Sealed with a Kiss
Jo Noelle – Eight Second Kiss
Jean C. Gordon – Trusting His Kiss
Jessie Gussman – Dreaming of His Kiss
Donna K. Weaver – Don’t Kiss the Enemy
Melanie D. Snitker – Don’t Kiss Me Goodbye
Monique McDonell – Kissing the Captain
Michelle Pennington – First Kiss Train Wreck
Kit Morgan – To Kiss a Sheriff
Emma St. Clair – If You Want to Kiss a Billionaire
Jeanette Lewis – Kissing the Mountain Man
Anne-Marie Meyer – A Magnolia Kiss
Judy Corry – Stolen Kisses from a Rockstar
Bree Livingston – A Geek Girl’s Guide to Kissing a Video Gamer
It’s been busy here on the blog with #ChickLitMay. I feel like I haven’t done much updating on the writing or my books. If you get my newsletter you know that Any Way You Dream It is out on May 26th and is already available for pre-order.
What’s pre-order? That means you buy it in advance and it magically appears on your reading device on release day.
You might want to try it. Here is the blurb.
Any Way You Dream It – An Upper Crust Novel – Book 2.
Sometimes when life throws you lemons, you create a fake fiancé. That’s exactly what Lucy does when her high school nemesis calls. She didn’t mean to lie. Really, she didn’t. But with nowhere to live and a car that has just decided to die on her, the thought of attending the reunion alone is one she can’t contemplate.
Cherie thinks arrogant, wealthy and way too handsome Chase is the answer to her friend’s dilemma and for reasons Lucy can’t fathom, Chase agrees. The man is too good to be true – he fixes her car, takes her to stay at his place – more castle than house – and seems to find her fascinating.
Life hasn’t been easy for Lucy and she has a hard time accepting anyone would believe Chase would be with her. Still, he turns out to be the perfect choice and in the month leading up to the reunion makes himself an indispensable part of her life, which may be the biggest problem of all.
Lucy knows life is not a fairy tale – she’s living above her place of work, her sister has run off leaving her with three kids and, when the weekend reunion begins, she has to go back to a town where her greatest humiliations took place.
Will her ‘romance’ with Chase be turn out to be the answer to her dreams or will the whole sham turn into just another nightmare?
I need to let you know the winner of the #MIssChickLIt pageant give away was….drum roll… Ariel Deltoro .It was her entry on Rachel L. Hamm’s site that got her the win. Just goes to show that multiple entries is the way to go!
Don’t forget to enter to win 19 #chicklit books….on yesterday’s blog post.