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Coming this Summer 
What would you risk to find love?
MacKenzie Cooper is through with romance. On her way home from another blind date arranged by her well-meaning sister, she is caught in a snowstorm. White-knuckling it on the winding road home, Mackenzie loses control of her car, crashing into the rocky hillside.
When a rugged Scotsman pulls her to safety, Mackenzie is sure she must be hallucinating. Through the storm’s fury, he takes her to shelter in one of the mysterious stone chambers scattered throughout the county. Snowbound, Mackenzie must wait out the storm with this strange, kilted man who claims to be a Highlander from eighteenth century Scotland. By morning, she not only believes Ciarán MacRae, but has lost her heart just in time for him to kiss her, promise his love—and then vanish.
Unable to forget him, Mackenzie returns again and again to the stone chamber, hoping to unlock the secret that took Ciarán from her. But if she does, she will have to decide whether her fierce feelings for Ciarán are worth abandoning all that she knows to travel through time to find her gallant Scotsman.
Cover by Ravven

Cover Reveal!

Coming this Summer 

What would you risk to find love?

MacKenzie Cooper is through with romance. On her way home from another blind date arranged by her well-meaning sister, she is caught in a snowstorm. White-knuckling it on the winding road home, Mackenzie loses control of her car, crashing into the rocky hillside.

When a rugged Scotsman pulls her to safety, Mackenzie is sure she must be hallucinating. Through the storm’s fury, he takes her to shelter in one of the mysterious stone chambers scattered throughout the county. Snowbound, Mackenzie must wait out the storm with this strange, kilted man who claims to be a Highlander from eighteenth century Scotland. By morning, she not only believes Ciarán MacRae, but has lost her heart just in time for him to kiss her, promise his love—and then vanish.

Unable to forget him, Mackenzie returns again and again to the stone chamber, hoping to unlock the secret that took Ciarán from her. But if she does, she will have to decide whether her fierce feelings for Ciarán are worth abandoning all that she knows to travel through time to find her gallant Scotsman.

Cover by Ravven

(via BBC News - North Yorkshire war veteran’s novel nominated for romance award)

A North Yorkshire author who served in the RAF’s Bomber Command during World War Two has been shortlisted for a literary award.
Bill Spence, 90, who writes under the pen name of Jessica Blair, has been nominated for a prize at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards.
If he is successful he will be the first male writer to claim the award.
As well as his romantic novels, Mr Spence has also penned Westerns and non-fiction work.
He said he adopted the pseudonym of Jessica Blair at the insistence of his publisher when he wrote his first romance, The Red Shawl, in 1993.
The word romance is fine, it’s great, but these sort of books are really about relationships”
Since then he has written 23 books, mostly set in 19th Century Yorkshire.

(via BBC News - North Yorkshire war veteran’s novel nominated for romance award)

A North Yorkshire author who served in the RAF’s Bomber Command during World War Two has been shortlisted for a literary award.

Bill Spence, 90, who writes under the pen name of Jessica Blair, has been nominated for a prize at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards.

If he is successful he will be the first male writer to claim the award.

As well as his romantic novels, Mr Spence has also penned Westerns and non-fiction work.

He said he adopted the pseudonym of Jessica Blair at the insistence of his publisher when he wrote his first romance, The Red Shawl, in 1993.

The word romance is fine, it’s great, but these sort of books are really about relationships”

Since then he has written 23 books, mostly set in 19th Century Yorkshire.

If you’re a Nicholas Sparks fan, you’ll enjoy THE MUSIC BOX by Heather Meyer. It’s free now at Amazon.
(via Amazon.com: The Music Box eBook: Heather Meyer: Kindle Store)

If you’re a Nicholas Sparks fan, you’ll enjoy THE MUSIC BOX by Heather Meyer. It’s free now at Amazon.

(via Amazon.com: The Music Box eBook: Heather Meyer: Kindle Store)

This is such a great concept. Watch for it March 18, 2014.

Maybe Someday (by mcolleenhoover)

How To Write A Romance Novel (by 8novels)

(via Los Angeles Review of Books - Bonnet Rippers: The Rise Of The Amish Romance Novel)


In 2012, a new Amish romance novel appeared on the market about every four days. Sixty more were published in 2012 than in 2009, and 83 more than in 2002. The top three Amish-fiction authors — Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall — have sold a combined total of more than 24 million books.
 As a subgenre of inspirational Christian fiction, Amish romance novels’ commercial success has garnered the attention of The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, and ABC’s Nightline, most of which have pointed out their largely evangelical female readership. One blogger suggested that the readers are “non-Amish religious women who somehow wish they could be even more repressed by a traditional Western religion than they already are.”

(via Los Angeles Review of Books - Bonnet Rippers: The Rise Of The Amish Romance Novel)

In 2012, a new Amish romance novel appeared on the market about every four days. Sixty more were published in 2012 than in 2009, and 83 more than in 2002. The top three Amish-fiction authors — Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter, and Cindy Woodsmall — have sold a combined total of more than 24 million books.

As a subgenre of inspirational Christian fiction, Amish romance novels’ commercial success has garnered the attention of The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, Bloomberg Businessweek, and ABC’s Nightline, most of which have pointed out their largely evangelical female readership. One blogger suggested that the readers are “non-Amish religious women who somehow wish they could be even more repressed by a traditional Western religion than they already are.”

Should this be (a) my next romance novel or (b) my next trip to the grocery store? 

I’m going with (b).  :D

Official Liquid-Plumr Double Impact Commercial (by liquidplumr)

I love this cover! So I bought the book. I’m just that shallow.
(And the blurb and sample looked good.)

I love this cover! So I bought the book. I’m just that shallow.

(And the blurb and sample looked good.)

(Source: hollybushbooks)