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Wendy S. Marcus and Serena Bell Talk Military Romance

I’m Serena Bell, and I’m so pleased to be here today to celebrate the release of Wendy S. Marcus’s Loving You Is Easy, the story of a wounded soldier, a sweet pen-pal relationship, a heart-warming homecoming, and how one slipup with some sexy pictures could ruin the best thing to happen to two really wonderful people. I really enjoyed Wendy’s book, and I got a kick out of the parallels between her book and my June 2014 Loveswept, Hold on Tight, and I think my readers will too! Wendy very kindly agreed to “sit down” with me for a chat about our books.
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Meet My Book Family – HOLD ON TIGHT (With Sneak Peek!)

Today is release day for Hold on Tight, the story of Jake, a wounded soldier, and Mira, a mother learning to stand on her own two feet. Not quite a year ago, a single sentence changed my life—my agent’s voice on the phone asking, “How would you feel about writing a secret baby book?” Within a day, I knew exactly who my characters were, and just how Mira would feel when Jake showed up in her life—and her son’s—after eight years of fighting in Afghanistan. It took me a little longer to explore what it would be like for Jake, coming home from a hard war, physically altered and deeply affected by what he’d seen and done. Soon, though, I knew that for both Jake and Mira, the experience of meeting each other—and figuring… Continue
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#CoverReveal – Hold on Tight by Serena Bell

A note from author Serena Bell…   Hold on Tight, my June release, is all about secrets. Mira Shipley’s secret baby, the one she conceived with army Ranger Jake Taylor before he vanished for eight years. The secrets Jake keeps from Mira even once he’s home from war, emotionally battered and physically injured. And the biggest secret of all—the one they’re both keeping—how strong their feelings are, and how fast they’re falling for each other.   So I figured it was time to let one secret out of the bag: Hold on Tight’s fabulous cover. Without further ado, here’s the first peek at Mira and Jake! ABOUT HOLD ON TIGHT In Serena Bell’s heartwarming novel, a young mother and a battle-scarred veteran must decide if they can rekindle the sparks they once shared.Continue

Martin Luther King Day ~ Enjoy your day!

Hopefully you’re enjoying a day off shopping, going to a movie, taking a yoga class, or just doing whatever you find relaxing — for me, it’s reading. Reading puts me in a zone and no matter what is bothering me transcending into the author’s world always makes me feel better. Below is a sneak peek at a story appropriate for today – YOURS TO KEEP is a captivating story of a woman living on the edge—and the man who’s destined to love her. On sale now for $2.99 – Enjoy! Yours to Keep by Serena Bell (Excerpt) by Romance At RandomContinue
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Martin Luther King Day ~ Enjoy your day!

Hopefully you’re enjoying a day off shopping, going to a movie, taking a yoga class, or just doing whatever you find relaxing — for me, it’s reading. Reading puts me in a zone and no matter what is bothering me transcending into the author’s world always makes me feel better. Below is a sneak peek at a story appropriate for today – YOURS TO KEEP is a captivating story of a woman living on the edge—and the man who’s destined to love her. On sale now for $2.99 – Enjoy! Yours to Keep by Serena Bell (Excerpt) by Romance At RandomContinue

WINNERS CHOSEN – #Author Tour: Thanksgiving Week – #Win $20 EGC and more!

Serena Bell’s Thanksgiving Tour featuring her recently released Loveswept debut, Yours to Keep — Schedule Below

11/24/13 –
Romance At Random 11/25/13- Book Binge
And,
Drey’s Library 11/26/13 – Steamy Guys After Dark 11/27/13 – Seaside Book Nook 11/28/13 – Fictional Candy
Plus, All Romance Cafe 11/29/13 – Fiction Vixen 11/30/13 – Harlequin Book Junkie 12/1/13- Book Nympho
And, From the TBR Pile
Win Free books – enter here:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Including the just released DEVIL IN MY ARMS by Samantha Kane!Continue

Yours to Keep Thanksgiving Tour – featuring Serena Bell + Giveaway!

Only four more days till Thanksgiving. And we all know what that means. The helter-skelter, full-tilt rush to Christmas. It’s a short interval this year—Thanksgiving is late, so Christmas is “early.” Sometimes it’s hard to hang on to the spirit of the season through all the madness. Over time, I’ve learned that the trick to enjoying the holiday season is finding ways to tap back into that spirit. I embrace holiday concerts, holiday-themed plays and musicals, living nativities, lessons and carols celebrations, and holiday anthologies—any event or piece of music or story that makes me stop and think about why I’m doing all this.… Continue

Book Review: Yours to Keep by Serena Bell – “A heart-felt and genuine story”


A heart-felt and genuine story. Really captivating storyline and an interesting show of cultural diversity and parallel. Aside from the fact that it was a truly great, hot, juicy love story, of course!!!!
Very well done, the way the background contexts for both main characters were slowly laid out through the story, rather than all piled up in the beginning. I love when writers let us get to know the characters the way we would in real life………little by litte, as circumstances dictate, in a purely natural flow. That’s what Serena Bell did here with both Ana and Ethan. No big information sheets thrown at us at the beginning, just a progressive ‘getting to know’ process…….wonderfully done!!… Continue

Culture Clashes in Contemporary Romances by Megan Mulry and Serena Bell

MM: I’m so excited to be here at Romance@Random with you, Serena! SB: Me, too, Megan! Thanks so much for including me in this conversation. Why don’t we start by talking a bit about our Culture Clash Heroes and Heroines? SB: Yours to Keep’s hero is Ethan Hansen, a sexy pediatrician—white, well-off—with a deep protective streak that only needs the right woman to unleash it. Ana Travares, is a Dominican Spanish tutor living in the U.S. without documentation—she’s done a great job of making a life for herself, but she’s never allowed herself to love or be loved. Ana’s whole life is a culture clash, because she can’t even tell her friends the most basic truths about who she is, or risk being deported. Plus, Ethan and his son, Ana’s tutoring student, live in… Continue

#CoverReveal – Yours to Keep by Serena Bell

Serena Bell makes her Loveswept debut with the captivating story of a woman living on the edge—and the man who’s destined to love her. Ana Travares has been looking over her shoulder her whole life. Her U.S. visa expired when she was a young girl, and if her secret is discovered, she’ll be forced to return to the Dominican Republic. Ana allowed herself to get close to someone once before—and after he broke her heart, she swore never to make the same mistake again. But when a handsome doctor asks for her assistance, she fantasizes about breaking all her rules.… Continue

#Real Life Romance By Mary Ann Rivers

Heroine: Serena Bell My favorite stories to hear, to read, and to write are love stories. Every month, I’ll bring you the real-life love story of one of your favorite romance authors, reviewers, or readers.

Serena Bell
blazed onto the romance scene with her sweet-hot novella TICKET HOME—part of Samhain’s Strangers on a Train anthology. On 11/11/13, prepare to swoon over her debut novel from Lovewept, YOURS TO KEEP, about a handsome and determined pediatrician and his son’s mysterious and troubled Spanish tutor. Serena’s work is notable for its aching romantic tension and unforgettable love scenes. Serena has a story of her own, too.… Continue