Celebrating Series – Robyn Carr

About a year ago, I picked up a book set in a little town called Virgin River, part of a series by Robyn Carr. I fell in love with the area (northern California), the people, and the bar. I was shocked when I went looking for more books in the series and found there were 17 other books available (as of now, the series has 20). Where have I been that I missed this author so long ago? I was flabbergasted, and that’s part of why I’ve started the Celebrating Series set of blogs. Having just finished a series of my own (the first book released last week), I wanted to put the word out about different types of series. I’m hoping to offer a glimpse into series from all sorts of genres.

But for now, I’ll leave you with some cover love and the blurb to what, so far, is my favorite small town, sensual, Virgin River book, Shelter Mountain (Preacher’s story).

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Blurb from the author’s website:
John “Preacher” Middleton is about to close the bar when a young woman and her three-year-old son come in out of a wet October night. A marine who has seen his share of pain, Preacher knows a crisis when he sees one—the woman is covered in bruises. He wants to protect them, and he wants to punish whoever did this to her, but he knows immediately that this inclination to protect is something much more. Paige Lassiter has stirred up emotions in this gentle giant of a man—emotions that he has never allowed himself to feel.
But when Paige’s ex-husband turns up in Virgin River, Preacher knows his own future hangs in the balance. And if there’s one thing in the marines’ motto of Semper Fidelis—always faithful—has taught him, it’s that some things are worth fighting for.

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Release Day – Masquerade

masqueradeToday’s the day! Book one of my Secrets series is officially out there in the world. It’s been a long road, writing these stories. I spent a year and a half on the five of them. It began as a simple question…what would happen if someone helped people get past tough situations in their lives?

Today, the first glimpse of that answer is available. Here’s links to the book:

Evernight:
http://www.evernightpublishing.com/masquerade-by-lace-daltyn/
All Romance eBooks (ARE):
https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-masquerade-1522659-149.html
Amazon:
http://amzn.com/B00KKBZ44G

The Story

The world is full of secrets…

Drea Fortier, a reclusive philanthropist whose painful past influences her belief that there can be no happily ever after for her, reaches out to help others in the hope she can transform their pain and give them hope for the future. Drea’s own story, as well as that of her assistant, Michael Smith, is slowly revealed throughout the Secrets series.

Book One: Masquerade

Frigid bitch. The words seep into Beth Ritmour’s soul, no matter how hard she tries to deny them. A year after her divorce, they still haunt her. So when a mysterious benefactor offers a solution to her problem, Beth takes a vacation from her job as a dental hygienist and follows a cryptic note to Chicago, where she’s soon ensconced as a waitress at Club Masquerade. Although how she’s going to prove she’s not frigid is hard to figure out when the boss makes it very clear that sex, or any precursors to sex, with patrons or employees is strictly taboo. It’s not an easy rule to follow, especially when one deliciously hot bartender keeps very, very close tabs on her.

Cover Reveal for Secrets 1: Masquerade

I’m as proud as can be to announce that on Monday, May 26th, the flagship story in my five novella saga, Secrets, will be released by my publisher, Evernight Publishing. In each story, there is a continuing arc…the story of Drea Fortier…that is slowly revealed as she helps others shed the secrets that are holding them back.

Yesterday, I got my cover for this first story, Masquerade. I was thrilled to see just about everything I wanted on that cover. The artist, Sour Cherry Designs, got me. Seriously got me. And understood my story. So, in advance of Monday’s release of Masquerade, I’d love to share my new cover with you.

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The story:

 The world is full of secrets.

 Drea Fortier, a reclusive philanthropist whose painful past influences her belief that there can be no happily ever after for her, reaches out to help others in the hope she can transform their pain and give them hope for the future. Drea’s own story, as well as that of her assistant, Michael Smith, is slowly revealed throughout the Secrets series.

 Secrets 1: Masquerade

 Frigid bitch. The words seep into Beth Ritmour’s soul, no matter how hard she tries to deny them. A year after her divorce, they still haunt her. So when a mysterious benefactor offers a solution to her problem, Beth takes a vacation from her job as a dental hygienist and follows a cryptic note to Chicago, where she’s soon ensconced as a waitress at Club Masquerade. Although how she’s going to prove she’s not frigid is hard to figure out when the boss makes it very clear that sex, or any precursors to sex, with patrons or employees is strictly taboo. It’s not an easy rule to follow, especially when one deliciously hot bartender keeps very, very close tabs on her.

And here’s a link to my author page at Evernight. I’ll post specific book links on Monday.

Celebrating Series – Chantilly White

In about a week, the flagship story of my new series, Secrets, will be available. The rest of the series will be released over the next 2-3 months. I loved writing these stories, but more than that, I’ve found over the last ten years or so that I love reading series. I enjoy stories with a common thread. So I’ve put the word out to my friends and fellow authors, looking for series to celebrate. Over the next couple months, you’ll get a peek at stories with common themes from YA to different romance sub-genres.

To kick off this Celebration of Series writing, I’ve invited a good friend of mine to chat about her stories. Her stories are sexy, emotional, and full of the kind of characters you don’t want to leave at the end. 🙂

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Chantilly says:
Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love everything about it, from the lights and decorations, to the music and presents, the traditions and history, and the deep meaning surrounding the holidays. It’s a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate, and a time when magic is in the air–and there is no greater magic, no greater gift, than love.

Valentine’s Day has, historically, had a more up-and-down existence in my life, though it’s been pretty amazing since I found my own happily-ever-after hero in my husband. But I remember the days when February 14th wasn’t always so blissful. As a single person–even when I was determinedly, happily, wonderfully single–it was sometimes tough to get into a celebratory mood with all the hearts and flowers and commercialized romance being peddled on every corner. Thankfully, if I was in the mood for romance, my favorite romance novels were there to enjoy. Other times, even when I was one part of a couple, there was so much stress! Do we give gifts? Go out? Make a big deal or downplay it? What, what, what?

Now that I get to write my own romance novels, I love nothing more than delivering on that romance for my characters and readers, especially on the big Red Letter Holidays. Santa and Cupid have nothing on a determined romance writer! So grab your favorite holiday treat and settle in for a little love, romance, and holiday magic. I’ll meet you there.

Links:
Website http://chantillywhite.com
Amazon http://amzn.com/B00KCQR3EI
B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/christmas-wishes-valentine-kisses-chantilly-white/1119499340?ean=2940149323357
Apple https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/christmas-wishes-valentine/id879166476?mt=11
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/438308
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