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Tag Archives: Contemporary Romance

Meet Dr. Aaron Kendall from Not Through Loving You @pat_preston #RLFblog #genreWelcome Aaron from Not Through Loving You, a new single title contemporary romance.

In the Southern town of Lafayette Falls, a new life brings together a woman with everything to lose and a doctor with everything to prove.

When a sickly infant is surrendered at the Lafayette Falls Medical Center, and orphaned soon after, pediatrician Aaron Kendall arranges to adopt him. After a painful divorce, the busy baby doc is about to realize his own dream of becoming a father when the baby’s beautiful estranged aunt turns up. She doesn’t exactly approve of the Kendall bachelor pad complete with Aaron’s cranky dad and wacky brother, forcing Aaron to form a risky alliance with her.

Country singer-songwriter Lia Montgomery barely knew her half-sister, but she’s determined her tiny nephew goes to a good home. If only she fit the bill herself, but her stressful life on the road is no place for a baby. Yet despite her misgivings, as she gets to know Aaron, she realizes the smart and sexy doctor is everything a child could want in a dad and more unsettling, everything she’s ever hoped for in a man. After all she’s put him through, is it too late to form a family and maybe put a song in the good doctor’s heart?

Genre contemporary romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Kensington Books
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Introducing Dr. Aaron Kendall

Age: 36
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Tennessee
Profession: pediatrician/neonataology

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m tall. Six three and I have athletic build. I inherited my mother’s black hair and blue that were passed down from her Irish ancestors.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I live in Lafayette Falls, Tennessee where I practice medicine. I’m a partner at the Lafayette Falls Childrens’ Clinic. I completed a fellowship in neonatology and I’m the medical director of the newborn nursery at the medical center. I love sports and I played college baseball. I live in a large log-and-stone house on a wooded lot in the country. I bought with the intention of raising a family there. After my divorce, I kept the house and now my cranky widowed father lives with me and my youngest brother, a frat boy/con artist, comes and goes.

Who is the significant other in your life?

After my painful divorce, I decided to take a break from love and serious relationships. That was before my life got upended by Lia Montgomery.

How do you dress?

I wear scrubs at work. Tee shirts and jeans at home. I like pin-striped dress shirts and slacks when I go out.

Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?

I live comfortably and I don’t really want for anything in the way of material items. My heart longs for what money can’t buy: true love.

What is your family like?

My mother, a nurse, has passed away. My dad, Frank, is a retired cop and he is very outspoken at times. I have three brothers. I’m the oldest. Two of my brothers live out-of-state and my youngest brother, Stevie, is still in college. He’s been in college several years now. Stevie is something of a con artist and I never know if he’s telling me the truth, but he’s fun to be with and I love him.

Do you have children?

No, but I am in the process of adopting an unwanted baby. I have always wanted children and I had hoped my wife and I would have a large family, but that wasn’t to be.

Now I have a second chance at having a son and I’m thrilled.

What past event causes you the most fear?

The day I came home and found a note from my wife. She had left. She loved another man whom she had been seeing and who was the father of the child she was expecting. I had no idea and I was shattered to lose her as well as the baby I thought was mine. I never want that to happen to me again.

Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?

Lia. She’s Baby John’s aunt and when she arrives, everything in my world changes. All my plans for adopting John are in jeopardy because, well, she showed up during a bachelor party my dad was having for a friend. Needless to say, she got the wrong impression of me because I’d had a few drinks, the house was mess and we had several blow up dolls and porn on TV. She was horrified with me and the fact that I was single makes me totally unacceptable. Unfortunately, I am attracted to her, like love-at-first-sight, so I may be in trouble. You can read Chapter 1 to see what I mean.

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Award-winning author Patricia Preston writes mainstream romance, historical romance and comic short stories. She is represented by the Seymour Agency. She is the author of a mainstream contemporary romances, Love Heals All, for Kensington Books/Lyrical Press imprint. Her other romance titles include a historical, To Save a Lady, a romantic adventure set in the French Quarter during the Battle of New Orleans. She also has a short story anthology, Dixie Darlings, available in print. Besides writing she loves music, photography, graphic design, and visiting her favorite historical locales including the French Quarter and the Natchez Trace.

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Undeniable Love by Susan V Vaughn @susanvaughn1124 #RLFblog #contemporary #romanceToday’s featured book is Undeniable Love, a contemporary romance by Susan V Vaughn.

Shane Reed won’t be swayed by love. He’s a city boy with a passion for tattoos and melting women’s hearts. Until he finds his bachelor status threatened by a beautiful news reporter he just can’t seem to forget.

Josie Brooks won’t let anything get in her way. She’s in Chicago to make her weather correspondent dreams come true. But when a dashing stranger comes crashing into her life, can she really ignore her heart’s desire to save her career?

When two paths entangle…resolves can be broken, hearts can be stolen, and a love can become undeniable.

Undeniable Love’s Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Inkspell Publishing
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071HP12PZ/
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/undeniable-love-1

Susan V Vaughn Social Media

Romance Author Susan V Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm before she could walk. Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly trying to outwit her six creative siblings. When she wasn’t working on the next soul crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day dreamed about her knight in shining armor.

It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the unlikeliest of scenarios.

Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art of sarcasm and wit.

Website www.susanvvaughn.com
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Proud Mary by Liza O'Connor @Liza0Connor #RLFblog #Contemporary SuspenseToday’s featured book is Proud Mary, a Contemporary Suspense by Liza O’Connor.

Mary Mason may have lost her job and reputation, but she has too much pride to allow vengeful women and their manipulative husbands to destroy her life and steal her new born babies. Unfortunately, pride alone isn’t going to save her.

When Captain Chad Danton answers a call about a prostitute soliciting at the local library, he discovers a determined woman in desperate need of medical care. Upon hearing Mary’s story, he resolves to help her, not realizing her enemies will join those who wish to destroy his career.

Genre Contemporary Suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
Publisher New Authors Online
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Proud-Mary-Requires-Rescue-Book-ebook/dp/B06Y5R6YW4

Liza O’Connor Social Media

Liza lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.

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More Beginnings by Iris Blobel @_iris_ b #RLFblog #RomanceWelcome Iris Blobel author of More Beginnings, a new Contemporary Romance.

Why did you write this book?

More Beginnings is the second book in the Beginnings series. A few years ago, I travelled to Hobart in Tasmania and instantly fell in love with the city. Despite Hobart being a capital, it is small compared to other major cities in Australia, so I thought about characters moving from Sydney. It snow balled from there: the first book New Beginnings tells the story about Sophie and Mia Levesque’s move and their new start. I loved the characters, so Sophie’s neighbour, Zach, was given his own story as well.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I like a good mystery or crime story. After all these years, I still love the Jack Reacher stories by Lee Child.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

I’d say Jack Reacher. But there’s also Jax and Sawyer from Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series. And I looooove Ivan from “If You Could See Me Now” by Cecelia Ahern

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m currently polishing the last Beginnings book “Fresh Beginnings” for re-release. At the same time I’m adding the final touch of a book which is mainly set in New Zealand – something different for me, and I cannot wait for it to be released.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

I have to be really patient and take it one step after the other. As mentioned before, I’m hoping to re-release “Fresh Beginnings”, release my NZ story, and finish my “Fermosa Bay” trilogy. Exciting times ahead!

Please tell us about your latest book.

Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Zach Taylor, an escort in Sydney, living in Hobart, enlists the help of Natasha Peterson when his teenage friend, Mia, runs away. He soon finds out that the ‘dragon’ is really more of a kitten. And although Natasha, Mia’s teacher, is attracted to him as well, she has her own problems to deal with, not to mention her initial reaction to Zach’s occupation.

Will Zach’s job keep him from a chance to be with Natasha?

Life is good for teenager Mia Levesque. But when Darren Schuster shows up in Hobart, she knows something is up once Sophie and Mark cut their weekend away short and rush home in the middle of the night. When Sophie won’t answer Mia’s questions, emotions run high, and Zach confirms Darren’s identity to Mia. Disappointed, angry, and feeling alone, Mia runs away.

Will life settle back into a routine for Mia once she finds out about the stranger in her life?

Publisher Iris Blobel
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071F7FPQ9/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071F7FPQ9/
Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B071F7FPQ9/

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Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only emerged recently, but now her laptop is a constant companion.

Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her two beautiful daughters.

Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.

Website https://www.irisblobel.com
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Meet Ashley Drayton from My Rodeo Man by Bonnie Phelps @bonniephelps15 #RLFblog #contemporary Welcome Ashley Drayton from My Rodeo Man :The Texas Kincaids #1, a Contemporary Romance by Bonnie Phelps.

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Zach Kincaid was definitely not what Ashley Drayton was looking for – one more risk-taking, bad boy to add to that long list of narcissistic, jerks who kept breaking her heart. Well, she was fed up. From here on out, bad boys need not apply. So how in the world had this cocky, confident cowboy charmed his way into her affections? She sure wasn’t going to succumb without a fight.

Ashley Drayton looked like the typical, spoiled Southern Belle that made Zach turn tail and head for the hills. As a champion team roper on the rodeo circuit and ranch owner, he sure didn’t need the complications a feisty, prima donna would bring to his life. When he finally did settle down, he wanted a woman strong enough to stand beside him in the hard-knock world of ranching and rodeoing.

Can a rough and rugged cowboy live happily ever after with a sassy and sophisticated socialite?

Introducing Ashley Drayton

Age: 28
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Profession: Accountant
Ethnicity: White
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters): N/A

Please provide a physical description of yourself. Ashely finger-combed her wild, curly locks that tumbled past her shoulders. “Physically? Big violet eyes, long black hair, curvy in all the right places – men look, so I assume I’m attractive. I’ve been compared to a Betty Boop doll. I’m short, but I prefer height challenged. When I run, people call me girly, which I interpret as they don’t peg me as athletic. I have a keen fashion sense and fantastic dresser.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Single. Been engaged twice, but the last one is the one that opened my eyes. I thought Bill was ‘the one’ and shared my life with him completely. Even put him on the deed to my condo. Big mistake. The man took lying, cheating, scumbag to a whole new level. People say I’m too trusting. Given my history with men, that’s probably an accurate statement. I’m ready for a new start which is why I just moved to San Antonio, Texas to join my best friend, Lauren. I have a plan. No more being sucked in by the wrong man. The perfect day is one spent at the spa being pampered. I love to cook and whip up something fabulous in the kitchen. Maybe I should have been a chef instead of an accountant? But accountant was the safe choice and the one my parents approved. I have a thing for shoes, especially tall, spikey, kick-ass shoes.

Who is the significant other in your life?

I’m not sure he should be – I keep falling into that bad boy trap – but Zach Kincaid has tied up my heart as effectively as the steers he ropes on the rodeo circuit.

If we could only hear your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would identify you?

Bubbly, like fine champagne. That’s one of the things I wish I could change. People assume I’m an airhead and don’t see the strong, capable woman I really am.

What kinds of things do you always carry (in pockets or purse)?

I don’t travel light. In addition to the usual – wallet, phone, makeup and other touch-up essentials, tissues, and feminine products – a woman needs to be prepared for any contingency. Breath mints, hand wipes, an energy bar, pepper spray, hand cream, sun screen, a scarf, a collapsible umbrella, sun glasses, a first aid kit, and ear buds because you never know when you need to tune everything out.

What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?

That I will never find my soul mate. It’s not that I need a man to complete me, but I want someone to love me. I want someone to grow old with, to be there in good times and bad. I’m sure my luck has got to change one of these days, but that’s what scares me the most.

Who in your life has the power to hurt you the most and why?

My mother in particular, and my family in general. It would be nice if she could cut me some slack instead of constantly criticizing me and my choices. I’ve never been good enough for her. I think that’s why I spent so much time with Lauren’s family growing up. They always accepted me for who I am, loved me unconditionally, and made me feel special. No matter what mischief Lauren and I got in to, I always felt like I belonged. My family is the exact opposite. Cold, critical, unloving. I’ve come to the conclusion after so many years of trying to please them, that I deserve more.

What would you like people who hear your story to know?

Ladies, let me be your cautionary tale. Go ahead and love with all your heart, but hang on to your independence.

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Rumor has it that Bonnie began telling stories at a very early age. Photos exist of the author toddling around the corner of the house covered in mud babbling about magic rabbits leading her through the garden. Her parents were amused only adding fuel to the fire of her passion for writing. From then on, her active imagination continued to churn out plots and character sketches always wondering how different people would behave in similar situations. When she is not mucking around in her own characters’ lives, you will find her perusing her Kindle and reading someone else’s story. She also enjoys baking, knitting, taking long walks, and people watching. Bonnie lives in Northern California with her husband.

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Is It True: Unexpected by Valerie Ullmer @valerieullmer #RLFblog #GayRomance #ContemporaryPlay Is It True with today’s guest, author of Unexpected (A Unexpected Novel Book One), an MM Contemporary Erotic Romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

A chance meeting will change their lives forever…

From the moment he entered the dark taproom, Caleb Hunt found himself drawn to the handsome man who sat alone at the end of the bar, away from the crowd. His interest in the dark-haired, muscled adonis took him by surprise, not remembering when he’d felt such hunger from a simple glimpse. Unable to stay away, he quickly found an open seat next to him and slid into it. When Ronan turned his ice-blue eyes to Caleb and introduced himself, his warm hand sent shivers of desire through his body and he was enthralled.

Ronan Scott’s boring Friday night had taken a turn for the better when Caleb took the seat next to him. Over the next few hours, he found Caleb easy to talk to and at the same time, he found that he couldn’t tear his gaze away from the beautiful man. Caleb captured his attention in a way that no other had for as long as he could remember. Taking a chance, he leaned forward and captured Caleb’s lips with his. And with the simple kiss, Ronan understood that Caleb would become an essential part of his life.

As Ronan and Caleb explore their new relationship and integrate their lives together, they realize that not everything will be so seamless…

Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No, this is my 6th
this book is part of a series?
Yes, the first in a trilogy
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes, during the revisions
you did research for this book?
Yes
some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)
No
this book has more than one genre?
Yes, Gay Contemporary Erotic Romance
you speak more than one language?
No, I don’t
you grew up where you live now?
No, I grew up in a small town, now I live in Denver, CO
you love to read?
Yes!
you are never late?
Yes, I don’t like to be late if I can help it
you love pizza?
Yes
you love sushi?
Yes
you have a pet?
Yes, a Black Lab/Rottweiler mix named Maddie.
Where can we find your book online?
Publisher Valerie Ullmer
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Unexpected-Novel-Book-One-ebook/dp/B072HNSD72/
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Valerie Ullmer Social Media

Valerie writes paranormal and contemporary romances with strong alpha males and brilliant, beautiful heroines. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab. She’s addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character driven romances.

Website http://www.valerieullmer.com/
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There are author interviews and character interviews. Authors have a chance to share their backlist, new books, and to announce new releases. One fun type of post is called Cover Love. It’s quick and easy, providing only a blurb, where to buy the book, and giving a nice intro to the author. Use the menu to search for genres you enjoy. Click Romance and a host of subgenres drops down. Some of those also have subgenres such Paranormal >Ghost >Shapeshifter, or Military >SEALs. How many can you find?

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Welcome Kristina Knight author of Famous in a Small Town, a
new Contemporary Romance.
Why did you write
this book?
Famous in a Small Town is the first book in my new small
town series, set in the fictional town of Slippery Rock, Missouri. I wanted to
write about the kind of place where I grew up. I had this idea about what might
happen to a few hometown football heroes, who were now back in their small town
and figuring out what was next for them. And that’s where the characters
basically took over. I’m so excited for this series, not just because of the
location (a small lake town in Missouri) but because the characters are so real
to me. I hope readers fall in love with them, like I did.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I don’t know that I have a favorite, although I probably
read contemporary romances more than any other. But I love cozy mysteries,
historicals, and I’ve found a renewed interest in memoirs the past few months.
So, I guess my favorite genre is whatever I happen to be reading at this moment
(and right now I’m reading a memoir and a contemporary at the same time!).
Who is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own)?
There are so many! I adore Mr. Darcy, and I have serious
feelings for Inigo from The Princess
Bride
, and I can’t leave out Justin from Diana Palmer’s Long, Tall Texans series. . .I think my
favorite, though, is Jo from Little
Women.
I always thought I was a little like her – a little too bookish, a
little tomboyish, a little sarcastic. Although she does speak her mind much
more often than I ever have. Hmm, maybe I need to be more like Jo!
What are you working
on at the moment?
I’m finishing up book 4 in the Slippery Rock series, Levi
and Camden’s book, and I’ll start on a novella for the series in another couple
of weeks – yay, more Slippery Rock books!
What books will we see
from you in coming months?
You’re going to see all the Slippery Rock books! Famous is
the first, and stars Collin Tyler and Savannah Walters. Then in July book two
releases, Rebel in a Small Town, featuring Slippery Rock’s acting sheriff,
James Calhoun and Mara Tyler (Collin’s sister). Then, in September, book 3
releases, Breakup in a Small Town. Book 3 features married-but-on-the-rocks
Adam and Jenny. And then, in December, you’ll get book 4, featuring Levi
Walters (Savannah’s older brother) and Camden Harris, a new arrival to town.
And, I don’t have a release date or a title yet, but Aiden, Adam’s twin, will
get his own novella some time in the fall. He’ll be paired up with Savannah’s
wedding planner. Julia Colson.
Please tell us about
your latest book.
Famous in a Small Town is a contemporary romance with a
friends-to-lovers theme. Savannah is Collin’s best friend’s sister, and is
running from a bit of a scandal. Collin has never run from anything in his
life, so he doesn’t understand A) why Savannah’s back in town or B) why he can’t
stop thinking about a woman he knows won’t be staying around for long. He is
rooted very deeply in Slippery Rock, but he can’t stay away from Savannah….
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Forced to leave Nashville after a scandal, Savannah Walters
has come home to Slippery Rock, Missouri, with a bruised ego and her singing
career in jeopardy. As if that isn’t humiliating enough, on her way into town
she’s rescued by her swoon-worthy childhood crush, Collin Tyler.
His hands are full running the family orchard and dealing
with his delinquent teen sister, so Collin doesn’t need to get involved with
someone as fiery and unpredictable as Savannah. But the intense attraction
between them can’t be denied. And when disaster strikes, they’ll both be
surprised by who’s still standing when the dust settles.

Kristina Knight Social Media

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running
from car crash to fire to meetings with local police–no, she wasn’t a
troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United
States, writing about everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National
Finals Rodeo. Along the way, she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy
Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from
her favorite books, she’s living her own happily ever after.
Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books
have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so
drop her a line!
Website: http://www.kristinaknightauthor.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kristinaknightromanceauthor
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/authorkristina
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/authorkristina/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5827833.Kristina_Knight
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KristinaKnightAuthor/posts
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Kristina-Knight/e/B0081LO6DM/

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Beyond Fate
Years of separation mean nothing when love is in the air…
Julia Diaz never wanted to fall for her friend’s older
brother, especially at a college frat party. But, for some reason, her heart
was stolen by Russell that night. Eight years after, she never forgot him. Now
destiny has brought them together. Only this time Russell is no longer a boy.
He’s a man who knows what he wants and will not be denied.
Russell Webb used to be optimistic, and fun loving until a
family tragedy turned his world on its side. Putting all his focus on work, he
picked himself back up, and managed to turn his grief into something resembling
a life. When a woman from his past reappears, and gives him a glimpse of true
happiness, he’ll do anything to secure her heart. Even face the darkness he has
avoided for so long.
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Publisher Inkspell

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Romance Author Susan Vaughn understood the meaning of sarcasm
before she could walk. Her childhood in the suburbs of Detroit was spent mainly
trying to outwit her six creative siblings. When she wasn’t working on the next
soul-crushing jab, she sharpened her imagination on romantic literature and day
dreamed about her knight in shining armor.
It didn’t take long for this hairdresser by trade to turn
her passion for reading romances into writing her own unique love stories. Susan
lives her life finding laughter in all situations, and delights in marrying
sarcasm with romance to create realistic falling-in-love stories in the
unlikeliest of scenarios.
Susan lives on the shores of Lake Huron with her real life
knight in shining armor and enjoys watching their three children learn the art
of sarcasm and wit.

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Play Is It True
with today’s guest Marianne Rice, author of Strawberry Kisses, a contemporary
romance. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can
elaborate on answers as much as they choose.
First, tell us about
your book.
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Rachael Riley is back home in Rocky Harbor, but she’s not
the same woman she once was…
After being rescued from an abusive relationship, Rachael is
nothing more than a shadow of her true self. The only place she manages to find
some degree of comfort is in the kitchen, hiding behind her apron as she
continues to shut everyone out. Her foster sister knows that the real Rachael
has been broken and reaches out by signing her up for self-defense classes with
the hope of getting her outgoing, confident and nosey older sister back.
Jake Morgan has done more than his time and is finally free
of his past…
Teaching self-defense is Jake’s way of giving back,
compensating for what has been taken away from him years ago. He’s well aware
that most women in his class have a backstory, and avoids getting emotionally
involved by keeping his distance—until a beautiful, blue-eyed woman walks in.
Jake is instantly drawn to Rachael and sees the inner confidence she tries to
hide behind her blonde bangs and hunched shoulders.
Wanting to know the story hidden behind those blue eyes,
Jake sets out to break down every barrier Rachael has built…
As Jake helps Rachael find the strength she once had, a
secret of his past is revealed and threatens to ruin the safety they have found
in each other. There’s more connecting them than just their mutual attraction.
Once their pasts finally collide, revealing a devastating truth, Jake’s
feelings and commitment toward Rachael is put to the ultimate test.
There is no guarantee when it comes to love, but sometimes
all a broken heart needs to heal is sweet strawberry kisses…
Now, tell us Yes or
No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first
book?
Nope! Strawberry Kisses is my ninth book!
this book is part of a series?
Yes, it’s book two in my Rocky Harbor series, but all books in the series
are standalone.
you lost sleep while writing this book?
 Nope. I love sleep too much to ever
go without.
you did research for this book?
Yes, a little. I researched pictures of hot guys (so I’d have a visual for
hunky Jake Morgan), lots of strawberry recipes, and the ins and outs of
self-defense training.
some characters in this book are not
human? (pets for example)
No puppies in this one, but there is a dog in the first book, Staying
Grounded, and the next book Wounded Love that comes out May 2nd.
this book has more than one genre?
No. It’s contemporary romance. However, there are elements of women’s
fiction. So maybe…romantic women’s fiction?
you speak more than one language?
Only if you count crazy lady.
you grew up where you live now?
Far from it! I grew up in southern California and now live in Maine.
you love to read?
YES!!!
you are never late?
YES!!! Even being five minutes early makes me nervous. I’m always, always,
always early.
you love pizza?
Who doesn’t?
you love sushi?
I’ve never had it. The idea of raw fish is not appealing to me.
you have a pet?
If you count three kids. Hubby is allergic to all animals, even to
hypo-allergenic breeds.
Where can we find
your book online?

Marianne Rice Social Media

Marianne loves to write fun and spicy contemporary romances
set in small New England towns. If she’s not writing, it’s because she’s stuck
at her day job attempting to teach her juniors and seniors to appreciate
literature, and maybe even write a complete sentence or two. Marianne spends
the rest of her time chauffeuring her trio of children to their varying
sporting events, writing, shoe shopping, eating chocolate, and when there’s
time, relaxing with a glass—or bottle—of wine and a romance book. You can find
her all over social media and on her website at www.mariannerice.com

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