City of Love, contemporary romance novel, out now!

I'm so excited to share that City of Love, part of Melissa Foster's Remington's Kindle World, is out now for your Kindle (Amazon only!).  The book is a part of a big release, sixteen stories all tied together. Kindle Worlds are such a fun escape for me as a writer because I have a chance to create  characters who get to have fun and romance in the city of New York, a completely different setting than my beach-based stories. It's also great to work in conjunction with all of these talented authors to grow a great world. I hope you'll give City of Love, and all these wonderful stories a read!  

City Of Love by Kaira Rouda                  The Remington's Kindle World

More about City of Love:

Her heart is empty in the new life she’s living.

Charlotte Taylor knows she’s gorgeous. She’s been told that all her life. Since she was a child, her mom, a former model and Miss Georgia, has been grooming her for a professional modeling career and tomorrow, she’ll sign with the top agency in New York City. It should be a dream come true.

Alone, and unhappy, she doesn’t know where to turn.

Hale Scott works long hours as a chef at the hottest restaurant in Manhattan. It should be his dream job, serving hip food to the coolest crowd in the city. The only problem is his boss. The highlight of his evening is the gorgeous woman he keeps making eye contact with, sitting at the table closest to the kitchen. She looks sad and lonely and he hopes she’s still there when the dinner rush subsides.

Charlotte and Hale find an instant connection but a relationship is the last thing Charlotte needs and the only thing Hale wants. Can they find a way to stay together in the overwhelming city, or can they find their own city of love?

Cameos by: Siena Remington from Melissa Foster’s Flames of Love  Olivia Larson from Kaira Rouda's The Remington's Spotlight on Love

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More about Spotlight on Love:

Since childhood, Olivia Larson has dreamed of becoming a top fashion model. Recruited by an elite New York agency, she’s about to board a private plane to fly to the Big Apple. As a promise to her dedicated mom, she’s focused on her career, and nothing else, but that determination is challenged when a sexy and secretive celebrity arrives for the same flight.

Bad boy pop star Reed Ralston has been famous since he was a tween, pushed into the spotlight by an overbearing stage mom and appearing on a popular kids’ TV show as a singer/songwriter. Against the odds, and with dark secrets from a troubled childhood hidden from the press, Reed has transitioned into a successful adult star with a carefully manufactured image designed to keep him on top of the charts and in the pop-culture media.

Sometimes opposites attract immediately, as Reed and Olivia discover during their spark-filled, hour-long flight to New York. But what happens when their attraction is exposed to the harsh spotlight of fame will make all the difference in this stand alone romance.

Cameo by: Siena Remington from Melissa Foster's Flames of Love

As always, have a great day and happy reading!

xo

Kaira

 

 

 

 

Redbook magazine names The Goodbye Year one of the best books of spring!

Here's how Redbook magazine described The Goodbye Year in its list of the 20 best books you absolutely must read this spring!

The Goodbye Year, by Kaira Rouda 

Will, Melanie and Sarah are all parents in three separate families grappling with the same issue: their children are graduating high school and soon will be off to college, leaving them with empty houses and no buffer to distract them from their domestic and personal problems. Told from the perspectives of both the parents and the kids, the novel covers how the uncertainty involved with children leaving home for the first time affects family as a whole.

Why we're looking forward to it: The family dramas and dynamics are things that we can all relate to while experiencing them in new ways through the characters.

THE GOODBYE YEAR makes Redbook magazines must read list!

Thank you, Redbook magazine! Here's the entire list! 20 Best Books to Read This Spring!

Happy reading!

So excited! THE GOODBYE YEAR made the list!!

The Goodbye Year made the list! What list you wonder? Well, the SheKnows media list of "10 Spring Book Releases by Women We Can't Wait to Read" list! SheKnows 10 Spring Reads

The Goodbye Year is in GREAT company and I can't wait to read all the rest of the books on the list! So, thank you SheKnows and thank you to everybody who has pre-ordered The Goodbye Year, coming out May 3rd! If you haven't reserved your copy yet, print or digital, you are just one click away!

In other exciting news, THE GOODBYE YEAR has been receiving amazing reviews from early readers, including bestselling authors like Kate Hilton! Here is what she thought!

"The Goodbye Year is a book about the profound transition that takes place in families as children prepare to graduate from high school and begin independent lives.  Told from varying perspectives – husbands, wives, sons, and daughters – The Goodbye Year offers a fascinating glimpse behind the façade of perfection in small, well-heeled community where image is everything.  As college acceptances roll in, or don’t, and marriages evolve, or don’t, parents and children alike struggle to write a future for themselves that may not be the one they planned.  A compassionate, wise, and suspenseful tale about the end of one life stage and the beginning of another."

Kate Hilton, International Bestselling Author of HOLE IN THE MIDDLE

(If you haven't read Kate's book, Hole in the Middle, you should by the way!)

 

I can't wait until The Goodbye Year is out in the world! I hope you'll add it to your TBR shelf on Goodreads, too!

In other book world news, I finally have a new headshot. Why is that process so nerve-wracking, I just don't get it? But my photographer Kristin and her partner Deseree of Blue Sky's Studio in Laguna Beach made the experience fun, and I think the photo turned out as good as it, could given the subject!

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Have a wonderful day!

xo

Kaira

 

Writers who Read Interview and a Happy 2016!

Hi all, Kaira here! I was thrilled to be asked by G.G. Andrew to be her first interview for 2016 in her Writers Who Read interview series, which features a writer each week geeking out over books and reading: The first Writers Who Read interview of 2016 begins with author Kaira Rouda. Welcome, Kaira!

Who are you? Hi! I’m Kaira Rouda, and I write sexy modern romance and women’s fiction novels sparkling with humor and heart. New to the romance world, I’ve been a published author since 2009. My family and I live in Laguna Beach, California – the setting for my most recent romance contemporary romance series.

Which book or series was your gateway into the world of reading? Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. Second grade. I knew I wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember.

Nowadays, what makes you crack open a book instead of pressing play on your favorite Netflix show? Same thing. I’ve always been a reader. I have a pile of TBR books beside my bed, and on my eReader. Reading is life…that said, you do have to socialize in the real world sometimes!

Which authors are auto-buys for you? Why? Jane Porter, because she’s my mentor. Melissa Foster, same reason. Beyond those two, I read widely and at different heat levels in the contemporary romance world. I’m also a women’s fiction or mainstream fiction writer, whatever that means, so I read a lot in the women’s fiction world. Recently, I’ve been reading stories with a little edge, like The Dinner by Herman Koch, and all of Gillian Flynn’s books. I go through phases, because I’ve also had my murder-mystery phase. See, there is no end to the fun in books.

What is your book kryptonite–those unique settings, tropes, or character types that make you unable to resist reading? For me, setting has been the key. My books, no matter the genre, typically start with place. My Indigo Island series of contemporary romance are set on a fictive South Carolina Sea Island, called Indigo Island, based on the real life island called Daufuskie. Laguna Beach Series is, obviously, set in my hometown of Laguna Beach. When I start with place, it gives me grounding and the setting becomes a very important part of the story. My women’s fiction novels to date have been set in a Midwestern Ohio suburb called Grandville, a place very similar to the suburb of Upper Arlington where we lived for many years. Lately, with my romance stories, I’ve been writing about billionaires, tycoons and celebrities – and these folks tend to hang out at the beach, and in LA and New York City. It has been a blast. All three of my Kindle Worlds novellas are set in New York.

What is your ideal time and place to read? At night. In my bed, with my puppies cuddled close.

Are you a re-reader? Why or why not? Nope. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve re-read a book.

Which books have had the biggest influence on your writing? LL Amazon Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, On Writing by Stephen King, Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

What makes a book a satisfying read for you? A book is satisfying to me if it lingers on the brain after the last page. When I’m thinking about the story, its characters, long after I’ve finished, that’s a good book. Years later, well, that’s a great book.

What are you reading right now? Tenth of December by George Saunders. My book club read it, but I was on deadline so I couldn’t read it, didn’t even buy it, before we met. I know, a slacker. But I still went to the meeting and was mesmerized. (We have a fabulous book club leader who speaks with a South African accent and makes literature sparkle and shine.) After book club I knew I had to get the book – a collection of short stories – and read it. It’s fabulous. And yes, memorable.

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Happy Holidays, everybody! I hope you have a chance to experience the magic of the season which truly is the sparkle in a little child's eyes, the glow of a warm fire, the laughter with good friends, and the love of family. The best things in life are the experiences shared with others. Treasure these moments. And thank you, so much, for reading my stories. It's wonderful to have you here sharing the journey. Happy reading. Happy holidays. Merry everything! I look forward to spending a fantastic 2016 with you!

xo

Kaira

Below, Santa is enjoying my newest story, Laguna Lights, featuring a sparkling Christmas wedding at the beach. No wonder he's so jolly!

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Laguna Lights Blog Tour Happening Now!

Hey, guess what? LAGUNA LIGHTS, featuring Laura and Paul, is on tour and there's a fun giveaway, too!

LL_BlogTourLAGUNA LIGHTS by Kaira Rouda was just released and we are having a blog tour for the book. This is the 3rd in the Laguna Beach series. Each book in this series is a standalone, contemporary romance title. Be sure to check out the buy links below, along with links from the previous books in the series. The blog tour stops are listed below. Follow along and enter to win the rafflecopter for a terrific prize pack!

 

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Welcome back to Laguna Beach... Laura Kinkaid’s glamorous Hollywood life is falling apart. After years of reality television stardom beginning in high school on Laguna Nights, her career and relationship with her long-term boyfriend Scott are fizzling out. Laura decides to go home to Laguna Beach for the weekend to attend a baby shower for her high school friend. That decision – and a car accident – will lead her to a new future, if she’s ready to take a chance at love.

Paul Dorn’s former life in New York City is far behind him and he’s working in a popular Laguna Beach surf shop when fate brings the most beautiful woman he’s ever met into his life. The attraction is instant and he has an overwhelming desire to protect her. While Paul’s retail sales career is a short-term job for market research purposes, his focus on Laura is long-term.

Will Laura allow a handsome stranger to help her create a future unlike her past, or will the bright lights of Hollywood pull her back to LA?

 

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BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE

Monday, November 23

What Is That Book About Trulee V's Spot Book Blog

Tuesday, November 24

Mythical Books Roxy's Reviews

Wednesday, November 25

Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews Ashleyz Wonderland Ellesea Loves Reading

Thursday, November 26

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Friday, November 27

Pretty Little Book Reviews A Sky Full of Stars Blog

Saturday, November 28

Reading Addict Book-o-Craze

Sunday, November 29

Pretty Little Book Blog Evermore Books

WEEK 2 Monday, November 30

My YA NA Book Obsession Becca Reads A Lot

Tuesday, December 1

Southern Yankee Book Reviews Love Affair With Fiction

Wednesday, December 2

Sweet 'n Sassy Bookaholics Blazinbear's Book Blog Renee Entress's Blog

Thursday, December 3

Once Upon A Story Sassy and Delicious Books

Friday, December 4

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Monday, December 21

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Kaira-Book-Signing-2014-028Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her women's fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY. Kaira's work has won the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader's Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer's Digest International Book Awards. Her books have been widely reviewed and featured in leading magazines.

Her sexy contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND includes: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; HER FORBIDDEN LOVE, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book 1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3 coming winter 2015. She also helped launch Melissa Foster's The Remington's Kindle World with her bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE, and is part of Carly Phillips Dare to Love Kindle World with THE CELEBRITY DARE.

Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers (available for free download on her website) continue to inspire.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website, KairaRouda.com.

 

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Yay! It's pub day for Laguna Lights, Laguna Beach Book 3!

Available today for your eReader or in paperback, Laguna Lights is "it girl" Laura's story and can be read alone or as part of the Laguna Beach series. Here's the scoop: Welcome back to Laguna Beach, California ...

Laura Kinkaid’s glamorous Hollywood life is falling apart. After years of reality television stardom beginning in high school on Laguna Nights, her career and relationship with her long-term boyfriend Scott are fizzling out. Laura decides to go home to Laguna Beach for the weekend to attend a baby shower for her high school friend. That decision – and a car accident – will lead her to a new future, if she’s ready to take a chance at love.

Paul Dorn’s former life in New York City is far behind him and he’s working in a popular Laguna Beach surf shop when fate brings the most beautiful woman he’s ever met into his life. The attraction is instant and he has an overwhelming desire to protect her. While Paul’s retail sales career is a short-term job for market research purposes, his focus on Laura is long-term.

Will Laura allow a handsome stranger to help her create a future unlike her past, or will the bright lights of Hollywood pull her back to LA?

Get your copy here!

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Barnes and Noble Print: http://smarturl.it/LLBNPrint
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***Laguna Lights can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel. And if you enjoy Laura and Paul's love story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.

Laguna Nights (Laguna Beach Book 1), Madison and Josh's story Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach Book 2), Annie and Hank's story Laguna Lights (Laguna Beach Book 3), Laura and Paul's story Laguna Sights (Laguna Beach Book 4), Coming early 2016!

 

Real You: Remember what's important during the holidays

I was asked to write a piece for Woman's World magazine about what it was like not to have any more kids to dress up and take trick-or-treating during Halloween. Sob. Sure, I've had teenagers for awhile, so that phase of little people needing to be chaperoned in the neighborhood had long since passed. But what I discovered, as I began to write, was there was one important message I wish I could have told my younger self: be in the moment. Because this Halloween, this Thanksgiving and this Christmas only happens once, ever. Perfection is not what's important, being there, focused on your kids, that's what matters. There aren't any do overs. Just these precious years of chaos that will soon be memories. Enjoy every moment this holiday season!IMG_2618

(to read the article I wrote, go here)

It's the 99 cent InkHeart Authors BUCKtoberfest!

InkHeart Bucktoberfest! From today until October 26th, grab your choice of these fabulous books from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, for just 99 cents each! Including LAGUNA NIGHTS, Laguna Beach Book 1!! Click on either image or here to visit the official BUCKtoberfest page and start reading!! This promotion is all treats, no tricks!

Happy Halloween!!

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LAGUNA HEIGHTS is here!

Just in time for cooler temperatures (unless you happen to live in Laguna Beach where it is blazing hot) and cozy reading spots, the latest installment of the Laguna Beach series - Laguna Heights - is out today! I hope you'll enjoy Annie and Hank's story as much as I enjoyed writing it! Here's the blurb: Annie and Hank have created a perfect life in Laguna Beach but when a dark secret is revealed, will their marriage survive? 

In high school, Annie Johns was the calm, supportive sidekick to the rest of the tumultuous female stars of the hit reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Today, she’s living the happy life as a mom that she predicted on the show long ago. There’s only one problem: the secret from her past that haunts her most nights, a secret that if revealed could ruin everything she shares with her husband, Hank, a man who saved her from the heartache.

***Laguna Heights can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novella. And if you enjoy Annie and Hank's story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.

Laguna Nights (Laguna Beach Book 1), Madison and Josh's story Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach Book 2), Annie and Hank's story Laguna Lights (Laguna Beach Book 3), Laura and Paul's story coming November 10th (Pre-order NOW!) Laguna Sights (Laguna Beach Book 4), Coming early 2016!

 

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PS: I LOVE my covers for this series, and hope you do too! Photography by my son, Trace Rouda, and cover design by Sarah Hansen. Love it!

Coming soon! Laguna Heights, Laguna Beach Book 2

Hopefully, you had a chance to read Laguna Nights, Laguna Beach Book 1. In it, you met Annie Johns, Madison's best friend in high school. Oh, and if you haven't read the first book, don't worry. Each Laguna Beach book stands alone. Laguna Heights, Laguna Beach Book 2 I love the cover, and hope you do, too! My son, Trace Rouda, shot the photographs for all of the books in the series and Sarah Hansen designed the cover.

About LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2 in the Laguna Beach series

In high school, Annie Johns was the calm, supportive sidekick to the rest of the tumultuous female stars of the hit reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Today, she’s living the happy life as a mom that she predicted on the show long ago. There’s only one problem: the secret from her past that haunts her most nights, a secret that if revealed could ruin everything she shares with her husband, Hank, a man who saved her from the heartache.

 

LAGUNA HEIGHTS releases October 15th – add it to your Goodreads TBR list!

And if you'd like, you can preorder LAGUNA HEIGHTS now! Amazon · Kobo · iBooks

Happy October

IMG_0192 IMG_0194 Season changes always make me feel retrospective, how about you? Especially abrupt changes. Yesterday, I travelled from 90-degrees and sunny Tampa, Florida, to 50-degrees and raining Boston. In the blink of a three hour flight, I'd arrived in heavy fall. I'm settling in for a long, cool weekend in Boston.

It's Family Weekend for my son's college and we'll be busy. We'll be bundled up and reconnecting in that awkward and wonderful way that you do when it's the first visit with your college freshman. It has only been 29 days since we dropped him off - and yes, I'm counting - but it seemed like forever, and yesterday at the same time. But now I'm with him, or about to be when he arrives at my hotel, and it's a happy start to my October.

Hope your weekend is great, too.

Have you read Annie and Hank's love story yet?

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Laguna Heights: In high school, Annie Johns was the calm, supportive sidekick to the rest of the tumultuous female stars of the hit reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Today, she’s living the happy life as a mom that she predicted on the show long ago. There’s only one problem: the secret from her past that haunts her most nights, a secret that if revealed could ruin everything she shares with her husband, Hank, a man who saved her from the heartache.

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Laguna Nights Pub Day and Giveaways!

To celebrate the release of Laguna Nights, the first in my new romance series set in Laguna Beach, I'm hosting a week of giveaways on my Facebook fan page and I'd love for you to join me there! To start the celebration, there will be a virtual Laguna Beach Bash today beginning at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. Pacific! And what could you win at the beach bash? I'll be joined by fabulous romance authors including Michele Scott, Melissa Foster, Zoe York, Melanie Shawn, Rachelle Ayala, and more, each with her own fun beach-themed contest. Plus, I'll be giving away a fabulous Laguna Beach themed gift that includes an autographed copy of Laguna Nights! Beach Party Giveaway

 

I'm so lucky to live in such a beautiful place, and I hope, as you read Laguna Nights, you'll be transported here, too! Here's a bit about Madison and Josh's story:

Madison Alcott left her Laguna Beach childhood in the past as soon as she could, never imagining she’d be forced to return. Caring for her ill mother and holding down a high-pressure position at the best resort in town, Madison’s life is as good as it could ever be in Laguna Beach. And blissfully, nobody knows her as Holly anymore, the name she used on television. Everything changes when her high school boyfriend appears in the lobby. He was the reason she’d left Laguna in the first place when he humiliated her on national television.

Josh Welsh’s star has been dimming ever since he shot to fame as the high school heartthrob on the reality TV series Laguna Nights. Hoping to reignite his career, he agreed to host a travel show, with the first episode shooting in his old hometown of Laguna Beach. Of all the negative scenarios associated with filming in Laguna, Josh hadn’t calculated a run-in with Madison, or that the same deep connection he felt for her in high school would still be there.

Madison and Josh’s reality TV relationship exploded years ago but when the new series forces them together, they must face Laguna Nights past and present.

I hope you'll grab your own copy of Laguna Nights, print or ebook and spend some time in beautiful Laguna Beach!

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New Romance Novel The Billionaire's Bid out today!

Book birthdays are fun! And scary, and well, a lot of other things. Having your book come to life, leave your imagination and your desktop for well, however far it flows, is an amazing and daunting process. I'm so blessed to have been able to try my hand at writing contemporary romance and I have to say, I love it. I hope you will, too! The Billionaire's Bid is Book 4 of my Indigo Island Series, but you don't have to read the other three to jump in! Here's the story - and the gorgeous cover!

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Handsome tycoon James Putnam is acting CEO of his family’s logging company, Putnam Industries. He needs to land a big deal to prove to the board he’s capable of leading the company. If not, his father’s right-hand-man is more than willing to fill the role. James hurries to Indigo Island alone, certain he has what it takes to win the bid, earn the CEO title and save the island from uncontrolled logging.

Aubrey Templeton is a gorgeous magazine reporter facing a mountain of debt after her parents’ tragic deaths. The only asset she has to leverage is 2,500 acres of old growth forest on Indigo Island. She hires Dirk Cooley, a forester, to create a forest management plan for her family’s land and to solicit multiple logger bids to lease the land. Aubrey insists James Putnam’s company is included since she still hasn’t forgotten the one night of incredible sex they shared over a year ago, and she’s sure he’ll be eager for a repeat performance.

What Aubrey doesn’t know is that James is a changed man, who is determined to prove he didn’t get his job as a birth right. He is determined to never again mix business with pleasure, although keeping Aubrey at arms length during their negotiations tests James’ discipline and will power, especially as he finds himself in the role of tour guide for the sexy landowner and later as her protector when an unscrupulous forester targets them both in a revenge plot hatched to destroy the Putnam family.

Ready to read? I hope so!

 

 

 

Real You: What makes you happy?

What makes you happy? An interesting question, right? And, if you're like me, on any given day, at any given time, your answer about happiness what brings it to you could be very different. It could be the beauty of the sunset, the smile of a child, the vibrant colors of a flower, the embrace from a loved one. All of those things can bring us happiness, but it all starts from within. We know this, yet, often we seek happiness externally, afraid to trust that we are enough. That we are in fact in charge of our own happiness, protecting and loving ourselves enough to make that happiness come to life. And when we take charge of that thought, really believe it, it makes all the outward expressions of joy that much more special.

I know, it's not easy, but we're all on this happy journey together, so keep at it. I will, too. Next month, I'll celebrate the four year anniversary of my debut novel, HERE, HOME, HOPE. That story is filled with happiness, and gratitude. A dream come true, actually, and it has been a blessing to have readers from all over affirm its impact on their lives whether simply from the story or more profoundly, from the Things to Change list sprinkled throughout. Either way, that makes me happy! Here, Home, Hope

Another happy event is the upcoming release on April 20th of THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, book four in the Indigo Island Romance Series - preorder is available now!! - and the rebranding of Book 2, HER FORBIDDEN LOVE. It has been such a joy to become a member of the romance writer's community and in fact, I'm excited to be leading a workshop at the national Romance Writer's of America conference in New York in July!!

The Billionaire's Bid - Coming soon!    Her Forbidden Love Book Cover  

I hope you are having a happy life and that your on a path to make your dreams come true. Because, life is short and happiness is an inside job! Namaste!

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Lovers at Heart (The Bradens, #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Melissa Foster: Handsome, wealthy resort owner Treat Braden is used to getting what he wants. Max Armstrong has been hurt one too many times. When a chance encounter turns into a night of intense passion, Treat realizes that the mistake he made six months earlier may cause him to lose Max completely. He will do everything within his power to win her heart forever—and Max is forced to face her hurtful past head on for the man she cannot help but love.

 

Tainted (Blood Lily Chronicles #1) by New York Times bestselling author, J. Kenner: "Can I just say that dying sucks"

 

Tear (A Seaside Novel #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Rachel Van Dyken: Life as a teenager is never easy. But for Natalee Murray, things have just gotten way more difficult. Bored with life, she can't wait to graduate high school and get out of town, especially considering the famous band members from AD2 suddenly start attending her school, making her once boring life, absolutely insane.

 

My First - Jason & Katie (The Crossroads Series #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Melanie Shawn: Jason "Romeo" Sloan can have any girl he wants. Except one. Katie's the one girl who isn't putty in his hands and the only one he's ever wanted in his arms. You never forget your first and Jason was Katie's first friend, first kiss, first...everything. She’s always loved him, she just didn’t know it.

 

A Bride for a Billionaire (A Billionaire, A Virgin, and a Marriage #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Hawkeye: Matteo Benenati has spent his life wrapped in wealth and privilege. He is shallow, selfish, jaded—and he likes it that way. When bold American art student Riley Tremaine crashes into his life, her light forces him to examine the dark places inside of his soul, the ones he thought he’d buried with his father. He knows he should let her go… but he’s never claimed to be a good man. When Matteo is pitted against his unscrupulous stepsister Emilia Guerra in a bid for his late father’s empire, he must decide between honor and vice. In need of a wife—and desperate to possess her—Matteo makes Riley an offer she can’t refuse. She will be his bride—in every meaning of the word—so that he can protect his legacy. But Matteo soon learns that Emilia’s soul is darker even than his own. And by marrying Riley, he has made her a pawn in a power struggle that could shatter their world.

 

Crashing Down (Stone Cliff Series #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Cathryn Fox: Will the fire they created turn to ash when it all comes crashing down?

 

Getting Out of Hand (Sapphire Falls #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Erin Nicholas: Genius Mason Riley can cure world hunger and piss off the Vice President of the United States all before breakfast. But he’s not sure he can get through his high school class reunion. Then he meets the new girl in town. Sapphire Falls has been Adrianne Scott's escape from her fast-paced, high stress lifestyle. Now she just wants to open her candy shop and live a quiet, drama-free life. Until Mason Riley bids four hundred dollars just to dance with her. Good thing no one falls in love in a weekend.

 

Arouse (A Spiral of Bliss Novel #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Nina Lane: After three years of a blissful, lusty marriage, Liv and Dean West are forced to confront dark secrets and temptations that threaten everything they believe about each other.

 

Two Are Better Than One (Carnal Coeds #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Suzanne Rock: Irish exchange students Quinn and Declan have lost hope of ever finding a permanent third to complete them. Then they meet she, reclusive Hannah and everything changes. Will the straight-laced graduate student be open to a three-way relationship? They’ll have to do everything they can to convince her that two men are better than one.

 

Come Monday (Wild Irish #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Mari Carr: After the death of her mother, Keira became a surrogate parent to her younger siblings, her dreams put on hold. Now, at 27, she’s finally pursuing a college degree. She has no time for romance. So why is she spending all her free time fantasizing about hot Professor Wallace bending her over his desk?

 

Through My Window (Red Light #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Jayne Rylon: What happens when a sex worker falls in love with her client but doesn't plan to quit her job?

 

Love in a Small Town (Pine Harbour #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Zoe York: Six years. Two break-ups. One divorce. They should be over each other. A small town military romance.

 

One Hot Fall Term (Yardley College Chronicles #1) by New York Times bestselling author, Sharon Page: I’m Mia Reynolds, 19 years old, and I have to give up the guy I love to go to the college of my dreams. Hardened by a tough life, but sexy and loyal, Ryan Taylor is to die for. Can we make a long distance relationship work with hot texts and scorching weekends? But when Ryan starts to discover my darkest secrets, will I lose him forever?

 

Tempt Me Cowboy (Montana Millionaires #1) by USA Today bestselling author, Megan Crane: She's the good girl schoolteacher who's never been anything but admirable, he's the bad boy Texan billionaire who's invaded her Montana hometown and worse--plans to turn the historic railway depot that was once her family's into a microbrewery. But what happens when sparks fly between these natural enemies?

 

Weekend with the Tycoon (Indigo Island #1) by bestselling author, Kaira Rouda: Pretty Woman, island style. An alpha tycoon selects his innocent assistant to be his "date" for his sister's wedding. He has everything planned until sparks start to fly and the romance takes flight. This could change everything.

 

Summer of Change (The Springs #1) by bestselling author, Elena Aitken: Samantha Burke likes her town just the way it is. A major resort is certainly not welcome, nor is the arrogant, and way too good looking owner, Trent Harrison. Change is the last thing she wants, but it just might be everything she needs.

 

Grif (Redstone Clan #1) by bestselling author, Bianca D'Arc: Grif seeks peace in the country after too much sorrow. Lindsey must repay a debt - if the locals will let her. Thrown together, neither can deny their attraction, but will an old enemy rip them apart?

 

Rumor Has It (Limelight #1) by bestselling author, Elisabeth Grace: All publicity is good publicity, right? Yeah, unless you're Ellie Wagner. After a viral video gone bad Ellie wants nothing to do with her new found fame. But what's a girl to do when she falls for Mason Nash, hip hop's rising star? Hello spotlight.

 

The Temperate Warrior (The Warrior Sagas #1) by bestselling author, Renee Vincent: He was her champion. She was his weakness. Together, they loved with wild abandon.

 

Rocked (Lost in Oblivion #1) by bestselling authors, Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliot: Opening for their idols on their first tour, Oblivion is living the dream. Deacon McCoy, used to managing the band, is at loose ends now that the label has taken over. Brutal workouts keep him sane, but romancing the deliciously cute tour chef gives him a glimpse of something more important than his bass guitar. As the child of roadie parents, Harper Pruitt sees musicians as one step above the scraps on her cutting board. Until Deacon. But she has her own dreams to chase...even if what she's building with him might be the biggest one of all.

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