Release Week Blitz ~ HERE COMES THE BRIDE by Hoper Ramsay







HERE COMES THE BRIDE
by Hope Ramsay
Series: Chapel of Love, #3
On Sale: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $5.99 USD
Audio: $19.98 USD

There goes the groom . . .

For Professor Laurie Wilson, planning her wedding to longtime boyfriend Brandon Kopp has been a whirlwind. But somehow, between all the cake tastings and dress fittings, she never imagined being left at the altar. In the aftermath, she does what any sensible woman would—she swigs champagne and considers keying his car. Until someone knocks on her door with a much better idea for revenge.

Best man Andrew Lyndon thinks Laurie's better off without Brandon. But Laurie's father—and Andrew's boss—isn't going to accept anything less than a reconciliation. And he's made it Andrew's problem to solve. So Andrew decides to make Brandon jealous by setting Laurie up on a string of "dates." After a couple of weeks, Brandon will be begging Laurie to take him back. But Andrew's plan works a little too well because suddenly he's the one falling for Laurie—and planning a proposal of his own.


FBL ♥: Do you write detailed character profiles before writing, or do you find the characters come to life as you write? 
I write very detailed character profiles before starting. In fact, I’m kind of obsessed with that part of my process. I need to know what my hero and heroine have to learn before they can fall in love. Knowing that gives me what I need in order to tell the story, because I give them challenges that force them to face their weaknesses and to grow. I would be utterly lost if I had to find the character as I wrote. I honestly wouldn’t know their stories without all the prep work I do before even sitting down to write the first word.

FBL ♥: What do you like better: when you’ve just started writing a book or when you’ve just finished one, and why?
I actually like writing the middle best of all. At the beginning, even though I’ve done a lot of work to understand my characters, I still don’t quite know how they sound or speak. I have to write a while before I really hear their “voices,” inside my head. So starting a new book is probably the most difficult for me. The endings are very easy, because by that time I know exactly what’s going to happen. Endings are easy to draft, but usually need a lot of editing, because I tend to rush through them. The middle, however, is fun because there’s always one big event that happens in the middle of my books where all the characters (major and minor) come together for a big ordeal of some kind. This ordeal is usually very emotional or truly funny. The scene always twists the story into a new direction. And I just love writing that scene that happens in the middle of the book.

FBL ♥ : Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
Almost all of my books come from the imagination, with one exception. My settings, although fictional, are based on real places. Shenandoah Falls is a fictionalized, and somewhat larger, version of a town named Berryville in Virginia. I’ve never lived in Berryville, although one of my friends lived there for a while. And Shenandoah Falls isn’t exactly in the same place as Berryville. It’s east of the Shenandoah River. There are also some external plot developments in some of the stories that come from newspaper accounts that spark my imagination.

FBL ♥ :What was the hardest thing to cut from your manuscript?
I don’t really have a lot of trouble cutting words. I’m a pretty ruthless self-editor, and I try, very hard, to leave the boring words out of my stories. And when I fail at this, my wonderful editor of many years, Alex Logan, will help me cut them by putting big red exes through the stuff that’s repetitive. She never fails to point out the boring parts. And I dutifully cut wherever she tells me to. I don’t think we’ve ever argued about a section that needed to come out. And we’ve worked on more than a dozen books together.

FBL ♥: If you were told that Here Comes the Bride was to become a movie, which actor and actress do you see in the lead roles? Supporting characters?
I think James Marsden (if he put on a pair of brown contact lenses) would capture Andrew Lyndon perfectly. He’s got that square jaw and killer cheekbone thing going for him. Laurie Wilson is definitely Poppy Montgomery. As for some of the supporting characters: Courtney Wallace, the wedding planner, is Zoey Deschanel, and Matt Lyndon, the hero’s cousin is a young Colin Farrill. Ryan Pierce, the local cop, looks like the first baseman of the Washington Nationals, Ryan Zimmerman. I’ve heard Ryan Zimmerman do commercials on local TV. He’s not much of an actor, although he’s a heck of a first baseman. So he’d be terrible delivering lines in a movie. But he’d look great!


THE CHAPEL OF LOVE SERIES

A FAIRYTALE BRIDE, #.5
A CHRISTMAS BRIDE, #1
A SMALL-TOWN BRIDE, #2
HERE COMES THE BRIDE, #3




Hope Ramsay is a USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming contemporary romances.  Her books have won critical acclaim and publishing awards. She is married to a good ol' Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her Southern heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Virginia where, when she's not writing, she's knitting or playing her forty-year-old Martin guitar.


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Release Day Blitz~ Q & A When The Scoundrel Sins by Anna Harrington




When the Scoundrel Sins
Anna Harrington
On Sale: August 29, 2017
Series: Capturing the Carlisles: Book 2
Publisher: Forever
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Price: $7.99 USD
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Six years ago, a childish prank perpetrated by the reckless Quinton Carlisle ruined Annabelle Greene's reputation and any chance she had at securing a successful marriage.  Incensed, she moved to her beloved estate on the Scottish border and has reveled in the solitude...until now when the contents of a family will are revealed.  Suddenly, Belle's single status may cost her the only home she's ever known.  Now, with her only marital prospect a horribly greedy and completely undesirable man, Belle knows just the person to rescue her-the one person who owes her for his bad behavior...

There's nothing Quinn Carlisle wants more than to get out from his older brother's shadow and make a name for himself abroad. So when a mysterious letter arrives, promising adventure, he rushes to the Scottish border...only to find that Belle laid a trap for him.  The awkward, shy bluestocking whom he so enjoyed tormenting is gone, replaced by a graceful, elegant woman who ignites a desire in him he can't resist.  Can Quinn help her save her home-and win her heart in the process? 

FBL ♥: Do you write detailed character profiles before writing, or do you find the characters come to life as you write?
 I don’t do detailed profiles as such, but I do have a pretty good overall idea of the characters before I start writing. I’ll know hair and eye color for the physical traits, and I’ll have very detailed motivations for them stemming from their backstory. But I usually let the rest come naturally as the book unfolds, then go back and layer in the specific details once the first draft is finished. Characters seem to reveal themselves to me more once I know the settings in which they’ll move and the emotions that grip them.

FBL ♥: What do you like better: when you’ve just started writing a book or when you’ve just finished one, and why?
I love having the first rough draft done, because then I get to dig into the revisions, which are my favorite part of writing. For me, it’s like baking Christmas cookies – the first draft is simply making up the big ball of dough, but the revisions are when I get to mold the specific shapes. (The joy comes when the book is released and I get to share all that hard work with others, hoping they find the stories delicious!)



FBL ♥ : Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
For once, none of the events or characters are based on real life. BUT in the library scene, there’s a very personal description of why Belle loves books, and *that* came straight from my own heart:  “She loved books. Oh, how could anyone not? The way they smelled of pulp and rainy afternoons, the soft scratch of the paper beneath her fingertip as she turned the pages, all the wonderful knowledge and adventures held within their covers just waiting to be discovered—she loved everything about them. But most of all, she loved the way they had always brought her comfort. Given the choice between sneaking off to read a book, where she could let her imagination run wild and believe anything was possible, and being forced to be polite even as people cut her directly to her face, well, she’d gladly choose a book any day.”

FBL ♥: What books are on your nightstand, waiting to be read?
Too many! If the stack ever falls over, I might never be found! J Right now, I’m reading His Ballerina Bride by Teri Wilson and set to read Georgian London: Into the Streets, The Lady Meets Her Match by Gina Conkle, and Calling It by Jen Doyle (on my ereader).

FBL ♥: If When The Scoundrel Sins had a theme song, what would it be? That’s an easy one. “Home” by Phillip Phillips… “Settle down, it'll all be clear / Don't pay no mind to the demons / They fill you with fear / The trouble it might drag you down / If you get lost, you can always be found / Just know you’re not alone / 'Cause I’m going to make this place your home.” The entire book is about the importance of home, of having that one place where you feel safe and loved, and the joy of finding it with the one you love.

Anna Harrington fell in love with historical romances--and all those dashing Regency heroes--while living in
London, where she studied literature and theatre. She loves to travel, fly airplanes, and hike, and when she isn't busy writing her next novel, she loves fussing over her roses in her garden.

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Cheryl Holt~ Hot New Releases~ Forever Series


My new FOREVER series is coming on July 15th.  The first three books will be released together on July 15, so readers can enjoy the stories without waiting to learn what happens next.

The novels tell the stories of the Henley sisters.  Their father was an earl, but he died in an accident and distant relatives inherited.  As you can imagine, their lives fell down hill very quickly, and they work in London to earn their livings.

If you haven’t read one of my books before (or if you have!), I hope you’ll give them a try.  I’m known for my alpha, macho heroes, for my plot twists and turns, for my drama and action, and most especially for my fast, fun dialogue.  My books are serious entertainment, and they’re so fun to read!

If you’re heading out for a July vacation, or if you’re simply lounging by the pool on a hot summer afternoon, they’re the perfect books to read while you’re relaxing.  My FOREVER series—coming July 15th!  Happy reading!



FOREVER YOURS
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CHERYL HOLT introduces her new “FOREVER” series with four stirring novels of passion, drama, and love forevermore…

Abigail Henley is an earl’s daughter, raised to a life of wealth and privilege. But all was lost when her parents died in an accident and distant relatives inherited. With no prospects and her dowry squandered, she’s forced to work as a governess, caring for the children of the rich and notorious. She’s lonely, chafing at the unfairness of her situation, and wishing she could change her fate—or at least regain some of the status and position she once had.

Alex Wallace was ruined by scandal. With his being from a prominent military family, he expected to have a long and successful career in the army. Instead, he’s a scorned, dissolute, and divorced man who was forced to resign his commission and is raising two daughters who were sired by another man. He’s weary of gossip and innuendo, and he leads a reckless life, trying to prove he doesn’t care about anything.

When Abigail arrives to work for Alex and watch over his two girls, she stumbles on a family torn apart by tragedy. Can she heal the wounds that have been inflicted?



FOREVER MINE
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CATHERINE HENLEY was raised as the rich, spoiled daughter of the Earl of Middlebury. But when tragedy struck and distant relatives inherited the family estate, she was cast out into the world and forced to make her own way. She works as a lady’s companion, assisting and chaperoning various young ladies who are engaged to be married. She watches as they march through the swirl of parties and balls leading up to their grand day. Always she laments the fact that she will never be a bride herself…

CHRISTOPHER WAKEFIELD spent fifteen years in the army, but with his older brother’s death, he’s inherited his family’s bankrupt estate. He resigns his commission and returns to England where he quickly realizes he must marry an heiress to save his home. He agrees to wed his rich, unpleasant cousin, but when he meets poverty-stricken Catherine, he begins to wonder how he can do his duty to his family…
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He’d thought it would be simple to wed for money. After all, marriages were never contracted for fondness or affection. But with love in the balance and a fortune on the line, how can Christopher ever choose the correct path…



FOREVER AFTER
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SARAH HENLEY grew up as the rich, cosseted daughter of an earl, but when her father died and distant relatives inherited, she fell down society’s ladder. To earn a living, she’s working as a lady’s companion and, with no dowry or prospects, she’s given up hope of ever marrying. But when a dashing, dangerous rogue crosses her path, she starts to wonder if her fate might have changed…

NICHOLAS SWIFT is a gambler and wastrel who has always had to scheme and deceive others in order to get by. He’s perfected a life of pretense and trickery that lets him thrive among the snobs of High Society. When he meets beautiful, lonely Sarah, he can’t help but be intrigued, but he could never be interested in a penniless female…

Yet Sarah isn’t like any woman he’s ever met before. Can her affection for him make any difference? Can she persuade him to become the man he was always destined to be…


About the Author

Cheryl Holt is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon “Top 100” bestselling author of forty-seven novels.

She’s also a lawyer and mom, and at age 40, with two babies at home, she started a new career as a commercial fiction writer. She’d hoped to be a suspense novelist, but couldn’t sell any of her manuscripts, so she ended up taking a detour into romance, where she was stunned to discover that she has an incredible knack for writing some of the world’s greatest love stories.

She is considered to be one of the masters of the romance genre, and her emotional, dramatic, and riveting stories of passion and illicit love have captivated fans around the world. She has won or been nominated for many national awards. For many years, she was hailed as “The Queen of Erotic Romance”, and she’s also revered as “The International Queen of Villains.” She is particularly proud to have been named “Best Storyteller of the Year” by the trade magazine Romantic Times BOOK Reviews.

Cheryl lives and writes in Hollywood, California. www.cherylholt.com.