Friday, December 30, 2016

My Writing Year In Review And What's Ahead

This past year has been really productive in my writing career and I thought it would be fun to take a little look back:

In May my romantic suspense, The Captain, was released. This novel received the Crowned Heart for Excellence from InD'Tale Magazine and got a really great review from Meridian Magazine that said it was a difficult book to put down. This book was nominated for a Whitney Award, too, so I was excited about that.

In June, my novella, Forget Me Not (Hostage Negotiation Team #3.5) was released. It was fun to revisit my Hostage Negotiation team again. I sort of miss them!

In November, my first romance novel, Love's Broken Road was released and so far the reviews have been wonderful. It was also nominated for a Whitney Award! Today I received a letter from a woman whose daughter had been in an abusive marriage and how much this book had touched them. I know I will keep that letter forever and I'm so glad she took the time to write to me!

In December, the Christmas anthology I'm a part of, Under the Mistletoe, hit #1 on Amazon and I was #32 Most Popular Romance Author on Amazon. It was so fun to see those stats during my Christmas season and for just one day to be more popular than Nicholas Sparks. :)

And last week I revealed the cover for my new novel coming in March, The Capture (Griffin Force #3). I'm so excited for this one!

It's been a wonderful year for me and my writing and I'm so grateful to have the support of readers like you. I can't wait for 2017! In addition to The Capture, I'll also be releasing the second book in my romance series, and all of my novellas will finally be available in paperback! Hooray!

So, at the end of this year and looking forward to the next, I'll throw some confetti and wish you all HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Boxed Set Freebie Today!

Can you believe all the great freebies we're getting this week? It's like Christmas every day for book lovers! Today I want to tell you about a boxed set freebie. Karey White is offering all three of her Husband Maker romances for free! I really enjoyed all of these and I think you will, too.

You can download your free Kindle boxed set here

Here's the back copy:

The Husband Maker

Charlotte’s a girl with nicknames. She may not love being called Charles or Chuck, but the hardest nickname to take is the one she was given in college, the one that’s followed her now for too many years. They call her “the husband maker” and sadly, it fits. Every guy she's dated since high school has gone on to marry the next girl they date. Not two or three girls down the road. The very next one.
Is she doing something wrong or is she just cursed?

When Kyle Aldsworth enters the picture and sweeps her off her feet, Charlotte begins to hope that maybe she's not destined to be single forever. A senator’s son with political aspirations of his own, Kyle's wealthy, handsome, and in need of a wife. Will Charlotte be disappointed yet again, or will she finally be able to make a husband for herself?

The Match Maker

It’s been six months since Charlotte and Kyle broke up, and the Husband Maker strikes again. Kyle is officially engaged, while Charlotte is still nursing a broken heart.

In an effort to get Charlotte out of her rut, she and her best friend decide it’s time for some good old-fashioned matchmaking. While Aleena arranges for Charlotte to meet up with a handsome Scottish tourist, Charlotte gets her two best friends together. But when sparks start to fly between Aleena and Angus, Charlotte is left feeling more alone that ever--at least until the charming Scotsman becomes more than just a safe, rebound guy and teaches her that maybe, just maybe, she can dare to open her heart again.

The Wife Maker

Charlotte has spent years as the husband maker, sending every guy she dates off to enjoy marital bliss with the next girl he dates. But things have now changed, and she's determined to use her husband-maker abilities one last time--on herself. And she finally knows exactly who she wants.

Angus has loved Charlotte since they were teenagers, but he's tired of waiting for her to realize how good they could be. She's broken his heart one too many times, and it's time to move on with his life. Maybe a position halfway across the country will be just what he needs to get over her. But when Charlotte won't let him go without a fight, Angus has to decide if he's willing to let her in again or if she's too late.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

What I'm Reading Wednesday

Gerald Lund is a master storyteller of historical fiction and his book, To Soar With Eagles, demonstrates his expertise.

In this book, Mitch Westland and Edie Zimmer are trying to tame the land as they start their lives together in southeastern Utah. I love how Lund intertwines his fictional characters with the lives of real people. I feel like I know so much more history about the San Juan County area of Utah, but at the same time I was entertained and kept turning pages to see how it would all turn out for Mitch and Edie. They had to face so many challenges and heartache, I definitely wanted them to be able to have a family and a ranch to call their own. Their story jumps off the pages and Mitch and Edie were so realistically done it made you believe they really could have lived. Readers will feel like they've experienced the gamut of emotions right along with Mitch and Edie and are transported back in time as we find out whether they get their happy ending or not. And what a ride it is! 

The other thing I really enjoyed about this story was the notes at the end of the chapters. It was fascinating to read about the details from the actual accounts of the events included in the book.

Here's the back copy:

In the untamed and unforgiving desert of southeastern Utah, Mitch Westland and Edie Zimmer are among the Mormon settlers determined to make their homes amid the harshest of circumstances. Threatened by Indians, competing ranchers, and cattle rustlers, the young couple must prevail against man, nature, and their own fears in order to fulfill their dream of establishing a ranch—and a family—of their own. This sequel to the bestseller Only the Brave covers the time period of 1888 to 1919 and merges the story of Mitch and Edie with the author's continuing series Fire and Steel.

You can download your Kindle copy here

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Week Freebie Historical Romance

Since I've been spending all my free time this holiday season reading, I'm excited to tell you about another freebie! This time, it's an historical romance, The Stranger She Married by Donna Hatch. I haven't read this one, but it was recommended to me and it sounds good.

Here's the back copy:

When her parents and twin brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor's prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret.

Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he'd thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer's attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart. And Cole must protect Alicia from the killer who has been exterminating her family before she is the next target.

Download your free Kindle copy here

Monday, December 26, 2016

Boxing Day Freebie Romance!

featured freebie

Just in case you still needed one more book to make your Christmas complete, Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson is free today! I really enjoyed this one and think you will, too.

Here's the back copy:

After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie’s hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn’t about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own. Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It’s about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.  

Download your free Kindle copy here

Friday, December 23, 2016

Cover Reveal for The Capture!

I am SO EXCITED to show you the cover for my new novel, The Capture! It's the last book in my Griffin Force series and will be out in March.

*drum roll*

Isn't it amazing? I love it. My cover designer is incredible and really captured what I wanted the cover to say about this book.  There's a lot of emotion packed into that cover, for sure. I can't stop looking at it!  Yay!

If you are interested, you can read the first chapter of The Capture, here

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A Sweet Christmas Experience

Today I got to witness something very special. My little girl's school class decided that instead of having a Christmas party, they would use donated funds and material to make fleece blankets for the residents of a care center who don't have families to visit them.
The teacher had the kids do cutting and sewing and they worked really hard the last few weeks to get enough blankets made. They put up a little sign on their classroom that said, "Santa's Workshop" and they were all so excited to be making something to give to others.

Today, the entire class walked over to the rest home and presented the blankets they'd made to the people there. Afterward, the children visited with the residents and sang Christmas carols for everyone in the home. Honestly, I could hardly hold back the tears with all the feelings of service and love in the room as those older ladies and gentlemen lit up with happiness as they interacted with the kids. 

As we all walked back to school, our hearts a little lighter and everyone wearing a smile, I couldn't help but think that my little girl's schoolteacher gave these children (and parents) a memory of service and of a sweet Christmas spirit that won't be forgotten.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Cover Reveal for Heather B. Moore's New Book!

I am excited to announce the cover reveal of USA Today Bestselling Author Heather B. Moore's new novel CONDEMN ME NOT that will be out on March 14, 2017. I am so excited for this one!

Here's the back copy:

In CONDEMN ME NOT: ACCUSED OF WITCHCRAFT, USA Today Bestselling author Heather B. Moore brings the life of her 10th great-grandmother to center stage. Susannah North Martin, accused of witchcraft in 1692, joins five women in the Salem Jail, all sentenced to death for their crimes. Amidst tragedy, Susannah finds hope and compassion as she remembers a well-loved life, and readers discover that love reaches far beyond the grave as Susannah faces the magistrates in Salem.

Doesn't it sound good?

Here's the cover: 

Isn't it creepily awesome? I can't wait to read it.  

You can preorder your Kindle copy here
and your paperback copy here

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Most Popular Author List & Two Free Books!

I was pretty excited this morning when I looked at the Most Popular Authors in Contemporary Romance list.  I was #32, (which is awesome!) but look who is at #33!

Just for today at least, I'm more popular than Nicholas Sparks! Woohoo!

I also wanted to share two free books with you. Christy Barritt is offering her book, Random Acts of Murder for free and this mystery looks good!

Here's the back copy:

When Holly Anna Paladin is given a year to live, she embraces her final days doing what she loves most—random acts of kindness. But one of her extreme good deeds goes horribly wrong, implicating Holly in a string of murders. Holly is suddenly in a different kind of fight for her life.

Only two other people know Holly was at the site of the murder, and one of them is the killer. Making matters stickier is the fact that the detective assigned to the case is her old high school crush and present day nemesis.

The clock is ticking as Holly is forced to play a dangerous game. Will Holly find the killer before he ruins what’s left of her life? Or will she spend her final days alone and behind bars?

You can download your free Kindle copy here

Janette Rallison is also offering her book, It's a Mall World After All, for free. She is a hilarious writer and I'm excited to read this one!

Here's the back copy:

If they gave out diplomas for what you learn at the mall, Charlotte could graduate with honors. Ever since she got a job as a perfume spritzer, she's become an expert on all things shopping related―oh, and she's getting really good at spying on her classmates who hang out there. What she hasn't mastered is the art of convincing her best friend Brianna to dump her boyfriend Bryant. After Charlotte caught him flirting with a mysterious, blond-haired stick figure, she knows he's up to no good. Worse still, now Brianna is taking his side. Charlotte must prove who is right, once and for all, and that means catching Bryant in the act. This is where her mall roaming skills will come in handy. Perfume anyone?

You can download your free Kindle copy here

I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season and find some time to read!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Movie Review & A Bestseller List!

The Christmas anthology, Under the Mistletoe Collection, that features six sweet romance novellas, including one from me, is perfect for a busy reader--short enough to read in one sitting, long enough to leave you with a smile on your face. The anthology is on sale today for only .99 cents, which is awesome, but it hit the Amazon Bestseller list today in both Inspirational Romance and Holiday Romance!

Can we all just do a happy dance together? 

Those categories are huge and I'm so excited! *throws confetti*

Thank you to everyone who bought the anthology and helped catapult it up the charts! Woohoo!

And since I know you won't want to miss this one, you can get your copy of Under the Mistletoe here

In addition to that great news, today I want to tell you about a new Christmas DVD called The Christmas Dress. It's a sweet movie that's only 27 minutes long, but uses the time to remind us of what Christmas is all about.  

We meet the Jeppson family who is struggling financially. It's the latter end of the 1920s and things are hard for everyone. Leland Jeppson can't find work, the packages he was expecting with his family's Christmas gifts hasn't arrived, and a snowstorm is blowing in. Leland's wife and children are at home, cooking up the last chicken and hoping for a Christmas miracle.  But sometimes it's hard to have faith and hope in the face of adversity. 

George Schow, a postman who is nearly blind, doesn't seem to have much care about what happens to the Jeppson's and their packages. "God helps those who help themselves," he says. But when push comes to shove, will he help his fellow man and go the extra mile?

I thought the actor who play the postman really stood out in his performance and the message was sweet and not overly preachy. My entire family enjoyed the show and we felt uplifted in the end. A quick Christmas pick-me-up about families and love and hope.

Here's the description:

It’s Christmas Eve, and Leland Jeppson’s hope is gone. Struggling to get by in their rustic homestead, he had at least wanted to give his family a special Christmas. But with a blizzard blowing in and the train bearing their gifts nowhere in sight, it seems Christmas is just one more thing they’ll have to do without. But as dusk falls, the Jeppsons’ packages unexpectedly arrive at the post office in the not-so-nearby town. Half-blind Postman George Schow is hesitant to brave the storm, but his son, Sidney, will stop at nothing to bring Christmas to the Jeppsons—and ask their daughter, Ellen, to the New Year’s Eve dance. Now it’s up to father and son to battle fierce elements in an attempt to deliver a Christmas miracle. Don’t miss this heartwarming reminder that while God helps those who help themselves, sometimes He does so through others.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Freebie Christmas Novella!

Today's Friday Freebie is a cute Christmas novella called Miss Kane's Christmas by Caroline Mickelson. I'm all ready to cuddle up by my fireplace and get some Christmas spirit!

Here's the back copy:

With Christmas only three days away, Carol Claus agrees to her father’s request that she leave the North Pole on a mission to help save Christmas. Joining single father Ben Hanson and his children for the holidays seems an easy enough task until Santa informs her that Ben is the man behind the disturbing new book ‘Beyond Bah Humbug: Why Lying to Your Children about Santa Claus is a Bad Idea’.

Posing as Miss Kane, the children’s new nanny, Carol pulls out all the stops to show Ben how fun Christmas can be, all the while struggling to understand how one man could hate the holidays so much. How could she, Santa’s only daughter, be so attracted to a man who refuses to believe her father exists?

Download your free Kindle copy here

Thursday, December 15, 2016

My Book Was Reviewed In Meridian Magazine!

I'm so excited! My new romance novel, Love's Broken Road, had a wonderful review in Meridian Magazine this morning! A little early Christmas present to me. Woohoo! 

The best part of the whole thing was the reviewer, Jennie Hansen, calling my book one of her personal favorites. Yay!

But here's my other favorite part of the review:

"Bellon usually writes action packed international intrigues, but with Love’s Broken Road she introduces a tender romance to her readers . . . This story is a second romance between two people who have suffered hurt and loss and are uncertain whether they can risk loving again. The characters are likable and draw the reader’s sympathy from the start . . ."

Made my day!

You can read the entire review here

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

What I'm Reading Wednesday

A few years back I contributed a story to an anthology about a time that was very tender for me---one of the most emotional Christmases I've ever had. It's a story that is very close to my heart and even though it was written a while ago, I've been re-reading it and remembering. There are several other good stories in the collection and if you're looking for a book to bring your heart closer to what's really important this season, then this is the book for you.

You can download your Kindle copy here

Here's the back copy:

Both laughter and tears will fill your soul with this heartwarming collection of a dozen true Christmas stories from favorite LDS authors, ordinary people whose lives have been touched in extraordinary ways. Discover lighthearted surprises, faith-affirming treasures, and thought-provoking insights about the greatest gift of all in this wonderful keepsake book. You'll want to share these timeless holiday tales of peace, hope, and love year after year. Authors include:
  • Anita Stansfield
  • Betsy Brannon Green
  • Clair M. Poulson
  • Jerry Borrowman
  • Julie Coulter Bellon
  • Connie Angeline
  • Jeri Gilchrist
  • K.C. Grant
  • Susan Aylworth
  • Michele Paige Holmes
  • Marlene Bateman
  • Kenneth M. Page

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Being That Friend And Feeling The Love

photo credit: SheldonPhotography Salt Lake City, Temple Square Christmas via photopin (license)

I took my kids to see the lights on Temple Square last weekend. It was so beautiful, but we didn't stay very long. My little boy couldn't concentrate on the beauty of the lights because he was cold. He kept saying his legs were like "icicles" and he "couldn't walk another step" and that was all he could focus on. Luckily Dad and big brother stepped up to carry him and when he was in their arms, he was warm enough to finally lift his head and see the amazing displays that surrounded us. 

Sometimes I think life is like that. When we are cold, or sad, or lonely, it's hard to see the beauty and blessings all around us. When we have a friend to carry us or listen to us or just be there for us, we start to feel the warmth of their love enough to lift our heads and see the loveliness that surrounds us. 

But, even more, when we ARE that friend, the one reaching out to help and carry and be there for others, then light and love shines from within us and warms everyone from the inside out, including ourselves. Most of all, though, helping someone else changes our focus and brings us closer to what's really important. 

So, today, I'm just feeling grateful for the people and all the light and love I've been blessed to have in my life and for the opportunities I've had to share it. 

And I'm hoping you're also feeling some light and love this Christmas season! Have you done anything that really lifted and inspired you so far this month?

Monday, December 12, 2016

Four Free Books, A Giveaway, AND A Movie Release!

It's like Christmas around here! I'm so excited to share four free books with you, a giveaway, and the movie release of The Last Descent. Be sure to scroll all the way down for the giveaway and deals!

First, today is the last day to enter the Goodreads contest to win a paperback copy of my new romance, Love's Broken Road. You can enter here

Then, Liz Isaacson is giving away the first three full-length novels in her Three Rivers Ranch series! I really enjoyed these stories and think you will, too.

You can download your free Kindle copy here

Here's the back copy:

Second Chance Ranch: A Three Rivers Ranch Romance (Book 1): After his deployment, injured and discharged Major Squire Ackerman returns to Three Rivers Ranch, wanting to forgive Kelly for ignoring him a decade ago. He’d like to provide the stable life she needs, but with old wounds opening and a ranch on the brink of financial collapse, will Squire and Kelly have the patience and faith to make their second chance possible?

Third Time's the Charm: A Three Rivers Ranch Romance (Book 2): First Lieutenant Peter Marshall has a truckload of debt and no way to provide for a family, but Chelsea helps him see past all the obstacles, all the scars. With so many unknowns, can Pete and Chelsea develop the love, acceptance, and faith needed to find their happily ever after?

Fourth and Long: A Three Rivers Ranch Romance (Book 3): Commander Brett Murphy goes to Three Rivers Ranch to find some rest and relaxation with his Army buddies. Having his ex-wife show up with a seven-year-old she claims is his son is anything but the R&R he craves. Kate needs to make amends, and Brett needs to find forgiveness, but are they too late to find their happily ever after?

For fans of inspirational western romance authors Staci Stallings, Kimberly Krey, Becky Wade, and Denise Hunter.

Third, Jennifer Peel is giving away her contemporary romance, Rachel Laine. I haven't read this one yet, but it looks good!

You can download your free Kindle copy here

Here's the back copy:

Rachel Whitney’s life changed forever when Drew, the son of her twin sister, Sydney, was placed in her arms—and there he stayed. At twenty-two, she had no idea what she was doing, but in that moment, she knew that raising Drew was what she was meant to do with her life.

Fiercely independent, Rachel makes her own way managing her family's insurance agency. Decidedly against introducing any men into her life, or Drew’s, she protects her heart against all romantic entanglements. But what she didn’t count on was a letter from her sister that leads a famous secret to her door eight years after her sister’s death. A secret with the same eyes as her son’s.

Desperate not to get the courts involved, Rachel allows Drew’s previously unknown father, Andrew Turner, into their lives, and to her surprise, little by little into her heart. But for Rachel, taking that step could open her family to a firestorm of media attention that not even Merryton can protect them from. Is love worth the risk? Or will Andrew's fame and ambition ruin their chances?

And last, but not least, The Last Descent is out on DVD! Still looking for a stocking stuffer? Look not further! This was an emotionally gripping and inspirational show that will stay with you long after the lights come on. (You can read my review of it here)

You can buy it on Amazon here or Deseret Book here

There will also be a contest to win a copy. Be sure to check back!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday Freebie!

Today's Friday Freebie is a mystery romance, Diamond Rings Are Deadly Things, by Rachelle Christensen. I've really enjoyed her Wedding Planner series and I think you will, too. It's the perfect book to snuggle up with this weekend.

Download your free Kindle copy here

Here's the back copy:

Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she's especially good at pleasing bridezillas. But when her biggest client and best friend is murdered just three days before the wedding, Adri's world falls apart. She moves to the resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, and starts from scratch. Thanks to Adri's impeccable taste and unique style, she lands two celebrity clients, and her business seems headed for success—until someone vandalizes the specialty wedding dresses she imported from overseas. Adri must race to uncover the secret hidden within the yards of satin and lace before she becomes the next victim.

With a delightful blend of mystery, toe-curling kisses, humor, and spine-tingling thrills, Diamond Rings are Deadly Things will keep you turning pages long into the night.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Favorite New Book Reviews (One With Pictures!)

I was so happy to find some new review of Love's Broken Road. I wanted to share a few of my favorites.

1.  At Kindle and Me where the reviewer had taken the time to find pictures to go along with her review! It was a fun twist on the reviewing norms.

Beside the pictures, my favorite part of the review was this line:

"The story is about finding out who you are and overcoming grief and abuse and more importantly learning to love again."

Thank you so much to Kelly!

To see the pictures and the full review click here

2.  At Joy In The Moments, Char said, "It melted my heart like ooey gooey cinnamon rolls, and was delicious for so many reasons—side characters and stories were riveting, the theme tugged at my heart, and the writing was great."

I love cinnamon rolls! And I loved this review as well.

Thank you, Char!

To see her full review click here

3.  The last one was from Sheila at Why Not Because I Said So. My favorite line from her review was this one, "This romance will lift your heart, and restore your faith in the power of hope and love." Awww, thank you Sheila!

To see her full review click here

I'm still so amazed and thrilled at the reception of this romance. I appreciate everyone who has read and reviewed it for me. Thank you!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

What I'm Reading Wednesday

I've been reading The Timeless Romance Anthology Blind Date Collection. There are three historical novellas and three contemporary from some of my favorite authors! So far, the stories are captivating and I'm really enjoying the historicals. Romantic and sweet, with just enough to wake up the butterflies if you know what I mean.

I'll let you know what I think of the contemporaries!

You can download your Kindle copy here

Here is the back copy:

A TIMELESS ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY: BLIND DATE COLLECTION: Featuring New York Times bestselling author Victorine E. Lieske. Readers will love this collection of six novellas—three contemporary and three historical—all with one thing in common: Romance.

Three Historical Romance Novellas

THE PROMISE THAT KATY DID, by Annette Lyon: After the death of Sue Ellen, the closest thing she has to family, Katy knows it’s time to leave the house she’s lived in as a guest and start over in the city. She quickly secures a job, but before leaving, she must honor the unusual promise she made to Sue Ellen on her deathbed: meet with Mr. Balmer. The elderly gentleman arranges for his grandson Barrett to escort her to a town dance. That evening, shy Katy quickly feels at ease with her partner. If her new position weren’t taking her from town morning after next, perhaps something could develop between them. But Barrett may not feel the same about her, and besides, they don't have enough time to find out.

A LADY OF SENSE, by Sarah M. Eden: Eleanor Sherwood has lived her entire life under her parents’ thumb with little hope of escape. When they choose the unbearable Mr. Broadstead to be her future husband, she begs her father for another option. He arranges for her to meet Peter Havensham, who quickly proves himself a good and kindhearted gentleman, completely different from Mr. Broadstead, and utterly undeserving of a forced engagement. Eleanor cannot bring herself to prey upon Peter’s honor, but neither can she imagine a life with Mr. Broadstead. What is a lady to do when faced with such an impossible choice?

A SECOND CHANCE, by Heather B. Moore: Virginia needs a new start in order to recover from her broken marriage and vicious gossips of her neighborhood in Boston, so when her best friend Millie invites Virginia to Chicago, she goes to live with her friend’s family. But when Millie asked Virginia to participate in a double-date, Virginia knows she’s not ready to start dating again. Reluctantly she agrees, only to find out that Max might just be the man who can repair the cracks in her heart.

Three Contemporary Romance Novellas

BRAELYNN’S BLIND DATE, by Victorine E. Lieske. When Braelynn agrees to go on a blind date, she thinks she’s hit the jackpot. Tyler is gorgeous and the perfect gentleman. Of course she should have known it was too good to be true. It turns out that Tyler really wasn’t Tyler, but a random stranger who went along with Braelynn’s mistaken assumption. So, she chalks it up to a dumb mistake until she gets to work Monday morning and discovers that her gorgeous blind date is now her new boss.

BIANCA’S HOPE, by Rachel Branton: A blind-date-gone-wrong is not the way Bianca would have chosen to celebrate the news that she might be losing her business, but saying no to the sister who took care of her after their mother’s death proves impossible. So for one date, one torturous evening, she’ll endure the company of an infuriating, heartless man she has no intention of ever seeing again. She doesn’t expect her heart to have other plans. Bianca soon learns that sometimes the unexpected is not only what you need, it’s exactly what you’ve been waiting for all along.

BLIND SPOT, by Sariah Wilson: Ria has prepared most of her life to meet her prince, trouble is, her mother keeps yanking her back to reality. So when Ria reads about a country teeming with princes, she drops everything and applies to grad school. But every blind date goes wrong, and while Ria commiserates with her roommate Tessa and Tessa’s totally un-prince-like brother Paolo, Ria discovers that all the things she thought she wanted in a man are far from what she really needs