Small Town Touch

I grew up in a small town. My parents were hippies who decided to bring me and my siblings west and try farming. The neighbors found the fact that we’d come from New York City hilarious, especially when my mother milked the goats in a maxi dress and work boots. We were not the Waltons by any stretch. But the townsfolk took us in anyway, taught us when the almonds were ready for harvesting, the proper way to build a functional barn and how to make cheese with our leftover milk. Eventually, we got some horses and I spent a good portion of my childhood in a saddle, riding through the hills for hours on end. But when I graduated high school, I went off to a big-city college and wound up working in other … Continued

IN YOUR DREAMS by Kristan Higgins

Everyone loves Jack Holland, but Emmaline Neal needs him. Her ex-fiancé is getting married in Malibu and, obviously, she can’t go to the wedding alone. In Manningsport, New York, tall, blond and gorgeous Jack Holland is practically a cottage industry when it comes to rescuing desperate women. He knows the drill, Em figures, so he won’t get the wrong idea.  What Jack needs is an excuse to leave town. Ever since rescuing four teenagers from a car wreck, he’s been hailed as a hero and the attention is making him itchy, especially since his too-pretty ex-wife is back, angling for a reunion. He’s always liked Emmaline. She needs a weekend date? No problem. So when they wind up in bed together, Em chalks it up to red wine and chocolate cake, just one impulsive night … Continued

WINNERS ANNOUNCED – LAUGH + Giveaway!!

Are you a fan of small town romance? Me too!! I think you’ll enjoy Sam Burnside’s story – hot on the heels of book one in the series, picks up after Destiny and Hefin have traveled to Wales. Sam is struggling with his life decisions and meets a strong woman in Nina Paz – sexy, romantic and sweet this story is like none other, guaranteed to warm your toes!

Be careful though, it is an unputdownable read!

Book covers, are they a hook for you? new post by Elisabeth Barrett + Giveaway!

I am just thrilled to be here at Romance @ Random on release day for my debut novel, Deep Autumn Heat! Today, I want to talk about the thing that can hook the reader first. I’m not talking about a great title. Or a scintillating first line. I’m talking about the cover! I am definitely a written-word kind of girl. I usually respond better to words than I do to visuals. Sure, I enjoy a good movie now and then, but I’d rather read the book! I always read the book first (and if the book is amazing, sometimes I don’t go see the movie for fear of ruining my ideas about what the characters should look and sound like). And despite writing about extremely good-looking men, I’d much prefer to read about them and … Continued