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Summer Hearts – Blog Tour – Final Day

Book Synopsis:

Every Summer Has a Love Story…Six Summer Tales of Sweet Romance that bring you the very best in Historical, Contemporary and Fantasy Romance. Sarah Daley, Carol Malone, Kathy Bosman, Debby Lee, Robyn Echols, and Lisa Watson weave stories of long days, sultry nights, sun-kissed beaches and sweet romance

Dreaming in California by Debby Lee:

In the summer of 1967, Hollywood actress, Lucinda Baker, appears to have it all– fame, money, and an all too doting fiancé. Dark traits begin to emerge from the man she’s pledged to marry, and he threatens her. Lucinda must now lean on her best friend, celebrity photographer, George Creston to escape the clutches of the dangerous relationship. Together they are forced to summon courage, and trust each other in desperate circumstances. Will they find love in the process or lose everything they hold dear, including their lives.

A Summer of Stars by Lisa Watson:

McKinley Graham has escaped to her summer getaway to regain her perspective and her health. Zane Davidson has taken refuge in the lovely seaside community, welcoming the healing balm of the salty sea air and his childhood home to mend his wounds. They aren’t looking for love, but their attraction is too explosive to ignore.  Against the backdrop of starry nights and sultry kisses, they come to realize that even love may not be enough to save them from the angry storm of his past that threatens to destroy their dreams!

Drowning Sandy by Sarah Daley:

The water is calling…
and Sandy can no longer resist the urge to unleash her mermaid form. But a simple swim in Lake Ontario ends when she discovers the truth of her own banishment. When long time crush, Alardo, seems to shift in a direction she never dreamed possible, Sandy must make a choice — mermaid or human? Once she chooses, she can never go back.


Summer Holiday by Carol Malone:


In the summer of 1905, Lizzy Gordon’s father dismisses her desire to be a doctor, demanding she become a teacher—a profession which does not allow women to marry. Determined to be free to choose her destiny, Lizzy defies her father and falls for her grandma’s handsome neighbor—literally.Teacher Brent Pierce is dedicated to expanding young minds, but circumstances are forcing him to take over the family farm. Sweet complications arise when feisty Lizzy Golden drops into his arms.Before the summer is over Lizzy and Brent will be forced to make tough decisions. Can they find the courage to each fight for their independence, pursue their dreams, and still be together?


Shark Boss by Kathy Bosman:


When Tara takes up a job at the local aquarium, her colleagues warn her about their harsh boss, Mr. Carter Jones. She soon discovers how impatient he can be, but she also can’t deny her fascination and attraction to him. Carter can’t stop watching Tara as she works but holds back from her because of his secrets. If she knew what he was, she would never want him. Could the reason for Carter’s moods be related to something more troubling than what’s on the surface? Tara soon discovers Carter’s secret, and it only bonds them closer. But the curse starts to take over Carter’s life, and he won’t give his heart to a beautiful woman when he can only cause her pain.


The Best Place to Meet a Man by Robyn Echols:


Jeff goes to the beach to run and clear his head. Meredith goes to the beach intent on burying her nose in her book. In this contemporary romantic comedy, these two collide when Meredith’s two young nephews come up with other plans.

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About the authors:

 

Debby Lee

Debby Lee was raised in the cozy little town of Toledo, Washington. She has been writing since she was a small child and has written several novels, but never forgets home.

The Northwest Christian Writers Association and Romance Writers of America are two organizations Debby enjoys being a part of. Publications, thus far, include a series of short stories titled The Butterfly Fairytales Collection, and a novella with Barbour Publishing.

As a self-professed nature lover, and an avid listener to 1960s folk music, Debby can’t help but feel like a hippie child who wasn’t born soon enough to attend Woodstock. She wishes she could run barefoot all year long, but often does anyway in grass and on beaches in her hamlet that is the cold and rainy southwest Washington.

During the football season, Debby cheers on the Seattle Seahawks along with legions of other devoted fans. She’s also filled with wanderlust and dreams of visiting Denmark, Italy, and Morocco some day.



Lisa Watson

A native of Washington D.C., Lisa Watson writes multicultural novels with engaging storylines, strong, fun characters with universal appeal. Lisa’s Match Broker series, introduced readers to Love Contract, and matchmaking guru, Norma Jean Anderson, aka The Love Broker. Book two in the series, Her Heart’s Desire, was a #1 on Amazon’s Bestseller list, and was listed as one of 2014’s Top 25 Books of the Summer, and Top 50 Best Reads. Book three, Love by Design was #2 on the Amazon Bestseller list.

Her latest story is a Sweet Romance. A Summer of Stars, is one of the novellas in the Summer Hearts Compilation. This exciting new collection featuring five additional authors, and their sweet, beach-themed romances, will be released May 2015.

Lisa works at a technology consulting firm, is the co-publicist for RT BookReview Magazine’s annual RT Booklovers Conventions, and host for Reader’s Entertainment Radio show.

Married for nineteen years, with two teenagers, and a Maltipoo, Brinkley, Lisa lives outside Raleigh, NC and is avidly working on a Sweet Romance, and her next series.  

 

Sarah Daley

 

Sarah lives in Arizona with her best friend and husband, Chris, their adorable monster child, and neurotic dog.

At the age of six, she became a reading machine. Devouring everything she could possibly get her hands on. In high school she almost failed English three times because of her detest for writing book reports. Today, Sarah writes whatever stories haunt her dreams, and struggles to focus on one idea at a time. When she isn’t enjoying time with her family, or writing, you will find her nose stuck in a book, or out walking and enjoying the sunshine.

Drowning Sandy is her debut novella!
Links to find out what is coming next:

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Carol Malone

Award-winning author Carol Malone has successfully combined her three passions – romance, sports, and writing in her two highly-rated books, Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night, and Ladies Night Christmas sequel. She was the first woman to write a romance for the all-male dominated genre. Carol invites her readers to scramble into a front row seat for a thrill-ride of suspense, sports, and romance. If not hammering out new tales, Carol’s loves reading, sports, and hanging with her author husband on the coast of California.

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Kathy Bosman

 

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Author, Kathy Bosman

Kathy loves reading and writing even more. She home-schools her three kids, so in between unsuccessfully explaining the difference between subject and predicate or how to divide fractions, she enters an imaginary world of troubled and passionate characters whose stories take over the page. Kathy lives in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, where the summers are hot, the winters cool, and bugs thrive. Her first published novel, Wedding Gown Girl, came out in 2012 with Astraea Press. She belongs to the Romance Writers of South Africa Group (ROSA) which has been her greatest support and inspiration the last few years.

Robyn Echols

Robyn Echols has been writing since she was in junior high school. By choice, she spent most of her evening hours in her “dungeon”, as her mother called her downstairs bedroom, writing stories, only joining her family in front of the television upstairs when her favorite programs were playing. She has spent hours learning and teaching family history topics, and focuses on history from a genealogist’s perspective of seeking out the details of everyday life in the past. Several of her family history articles have been published in genealogy magazines.

Now Robyn resides with her husband in California near the “Gateway to Yosemite” and has fun researching and writing the books that she hopes will interest and entertain her readers. She writes Young Adult/New Adult and contemporary fiction under Robyn Echols and adult historical romance under her pen name, Zina Abbott.

When Robyn isn’t busy piecing together novel plots, she stays busy piecing together quilt blocks.
 
 Compiled by R M Alexander

RM Alexander is an author of clean romances that are sometimes contemporary, sometimes paranormal or suspense, but are always ruled by the heart of true romance.

With characters who look for love in the wrong places and are victims or the worse kinds of betrayal while fighting for what they want and believe in, RM’s novels promise a good read with unexpected twists and turns.

When she’s not writing, RM is spending time with her husband and two small children in Michigan. She loves to travel, especially to Walt Disney World, and can often be found on Twitter or Facebook chatting with other authors and readers.

 

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Check out our new book launch video. It’ll make you long for the beach!

Visit each and every blog on our tour EVERY DAY and enter to win our fabulous beach-summer-themed prizes and Amazon gift cards!

Don’t forget to enter your name into our GIVEAWAY!!!

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Summer Compilation Giveways Prizes Which one will be yours?

Book Tour Schedule:
(You can check out posts that have been made during this tour here:
Don’t forget! Each author in this tour will be featured once during the tour, and on her special day there will be all kinds of fun facts to check out about her and her book!
 
June 6th: 
Featuring Dreaming in California by Debbie Lee
 
June 7th: 
Featuring A Summer of Stars by Lisa Watson
June 8th: Featuring
Drowning Sandy by Sarah Daley
June 9th: Featuring Summer Holiday by Carol Malone
June 10th: Featuring Shark Boss by Kathy Bosman
June 11th: Featuring The Best Place to Meet a Man by Robyn Echols
June 12th: Featuring the entire compilation

 

Summer Hearts, a sweet summer read for your holiday on the beach! Enjoy!

 

Cover reveal for the collection of ten sweet romance short stories

Available today: AUTUMN’S KISS

Autumn's Kiss

Autumn’s Kiss

I am pleased and excited to announce this sweet and clean romantic collection, available today, exclusively on Amazon. My friend, Beth Barany, has a short story in this collection featuring Rose and Julien and is the continuation of their time-travel love story that began in Touchstone of LoveCongrats Beth! 

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Ten sweet stories of love. Ten great authors. Ten ways to celebrate Autumn.

Falling in love is timeless. From a sexy medieval stonemason to a small town shopkeeper—Regency England to Napa Vineyards, this selection of Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal and Time-Travel short romance stories is sure to capture your heart.

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Be sure to visit all ten authors’ home pages to enter their giveaway.

Just CLICK on their names!

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AUTUMN VOWS. Patricia Kiyono.  Contemporary
For 30 years, busy wife and mother Yolanda Murray pushed aside her career for family. With the kids grown now, it’s her turn. But her husband Craig needs surgery, and his worries extend far beyond his health issues. Will this couple survive the changes in the autumn of their lives?

CAROUSEL MAGIC. LaVerne St. George.  Contemporary.
For Thomas Martin, feelings don’t get in the way of business. As the new owner of an amusement park, he’s determined to replace the old carousel with video games. Mayor Ginger Fairchild is equally determined to save the vintage carousel. Can the carousel’s magic touch two more hearts?

THE FALL APPLES AND MR. CRAIGSON. Kathy Bosman.  Contemporary
Trina knows most men are out for her money, so a fantasy rich husband acts as her shield. She hires attractive Seth Craigson to cut down unwanted trees, certain he won’t discover her secret. As Trina’s heart leans toward Seth, he sees past her lie. Does he accept her for herself or see only her wealth?

FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN. Beth Barany.  Paranormal/Time Travel
Sexy Medieval stonemason Julien relies on his fiancée Rose to adapt to 21st century life and struggles to find his place in modern times. Holding down two jobs to support her and Julien in expensive San Francisco, software expert Rose has no time for romance. A weekend getaway may provide just the spark these time-crossed lovers need.

A HARVEST OF HOPE. Debby Lee. Historical
After putting away a crooked bootlegger, Meggie and Luke Preston set out for California, hoping for a second chance at life. When their past catches up with them, Meggie must find the courage to face the issues that have driven a wedge into her marriage… or she may lose everything.

THE LONELY SHOPKEEPER. Cindy Flores Martinez.  Contemporary
Lately, Judy has been too busy for love. Running a small business in her hometown occupies all of her time. When she meets Graham, a visitor from Scotland, it’s chemistry at first sight–and impossible. He’s not here to stay. She’s not willing to move. What will happen when they fall in love?

RUNAWAY LOVE. Nicole Zoltack.  Historical
After harvesting his crops, the last thing Corin Jannings expects is rescuing a woman tossed from a runaway horse. A woman who can’t remember who she is. She’s highborn, obviously, so it’s only a matter of time before someone comes for her. And since she’s a lady, Corin cannot dare risk falling for her.

SOFT BURGUNDY NIGHTS. Ruth Roberts. Contemporary
For the first time since she was abandoned, Jessica Rayne has a real home and her dream job as manager of Marchetti Vineyard. After ten years, Rafaele Marchetti has returned from New York, still bitter over his father’s mistakes. Rafaele may take away everything Jessica’s worked for… or make her dreams of love come true.

VIKING FOR HIRE. Jo Grafford. Historical
Branwyn O’Tyre is convinced her estranged brother plans to arrest her for witchcraft, so she drinks a protection potion before he arrives. A Viking sea captain, living under a curse, witnesses her magic and offers her an escape if only she will help him. The hitch? If she fails, Branwyn’s heart will be his forever.

THE WITCHING WELL. Kristy Tate. Time Travel
Celia Quinn holds Jason West responsible for the demise of her grandmother’s dress shop, so when she takes a sip of water from the witching well and is transported back to Regency England, Jason West is the last person she wants to see–or kiss.

Watch the trailer for this unique collection of stories.

You know how much I love romance, writing it, reading it, and living it. This is an important collection in the romance community. Be sure and pick your copy up soon.

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Enjoy! 

Available today! Tell your friends. Thanks!

Passion in small steps.

My whole life has been lived in the pursuit of finding what I’m good at and trying to meld that passion with my actions. It basically took me a lifetime to discover I had a small amount of passion in the field of telling stories. Since I was a little girl and alone a great deal of the time, I loved to make up happy tales.

DollHouseI used all kinds of objects to create stories. When I didn’t have enough little people for the doll house I got for Christmas one year, I used my mom’s discarded thimbles. They made terrific children because I could write the kid’s name on the top each wooden thimble.

My scenes were played out in the rooms of my tin doll house. I was the consummate mother giving advice and love to my brood of children. No matter how much trouble my children got into, or the conflict I suffered through with my husband figure, my stories always ended in happily-ever-after, love unconditional, and usually some singing. (I had a huge Julie Andrews addiction as a child.)

So my desire to write romance grew out of a life lived believing in happily-ever-after. Even though life is harsh and for some the dream of forever is not a reality – yet, I still cling to the belief. My spiritual upbringing won’t allow me to believe otherwise.

The dictionary suggests passion is any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling such as the opposites of love and hate. Passion is a fervor, zeal, or ardor. Often the Atonement of Christ is referred  to has his “Passion,” from the Latin passus, because of what He suffered. So with passion, there is a component of suffering for what we want, or submitting to requirements or demands to obtain our passion.ChristPassion

Writing is my passion. I’ve come to discover on my journey into writing, that I’ve got a better voice defending the underdog, uncovering those individuals fighting impossible odds to overcome an insurmountable situation. My passion discussed by my book coach and friend Beth Barany from an article she wrote on the passion of writing on the Blog DIVINING THE MUSE. Please read it, it’s good stuff.

Quote from the article: “One of my clients is passionate about the underdog in boxing and wrote a compelling tale set in gritty 1950s Los Angeles. Her love of the sport and the times shines through in her story, Ladies Night, A Fight Card book by Jill Tunney.”

Without passion, our lives will become dull, meaningless and what we accomplish mediocre. None of us want that. So your commission today is to figure out what you’re passionate about, if you haven’t already done so. What fires your soul? What drives you forward, gets you out of bed each morning? What creative outlets do you have to put your passion into? Are you fortunate enough to be working with what you’re passionate about? There is real happiness in being passionate about your work. Doesn’t it make you glad to go there everyday? It should.

Whether you’re a writer, or not, you have creative outlets. Put your whole heart into what you choose and strive to be passionate about it. I promise you, you’ll feel like you’ve conquered the world.

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