Jun 29, 2018

Lorelei's Lit Lair Recommends... Just Jenny by Sandra Owens~ Plus Giveaway!

*Giveaway at the end of this post! U.S. only~ Ends 7/8/18   
Just Jenny 
by Sandra Owens 
The small mountain town of Blue Ridge Valley is the home of three best friends, Jenny, Autumn, and Savannah. Each woman believes she has her life perfectly planned, but there is a saying in the mountains… If everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
Jenny Nance has a plan—save enough money to tour the world. The desire to traipse the globe is a dream she once shared with her twin sister. Jenny made a deathbed promise to her sister that she would go to all the places they had fantasized visiting together. Nothing will entice her to break her vow to Natalie, not even the sexy new Blue Ridge Valley police chief . . . No matter how attracted she is to him.
Dylan Conrad left the Chicago Police Department to accept the position as Chief of Police in Blue Ridge Valley. Burned out and haunted by a tragedy of his own, he needs to get away from the memories tormenting him. He’s hoping to find peace in the small mountain town, but the quirky residents, an infamous moonshiner, an errant prized bull, and a feisty redhead by the name of Jenny weren’t quite what he had in mind.


Brandy's Thoughts
Just Jenny is the first book in Ms. Owens new, Blue Ridge Valley series. It follows 3 childhood girlfriends. Jenny, Autumn and Savannah. Jenny is first up in Ms. Owens first small town series. I love small town romance. And this is probably Ms. Owens best work to date. Probably my absolute favorite of all her books. And I love everything she does. I loved the new police chief, Dylan Conrad. I think he'll go down as my favorite Sandra hero forever. And again, I love them all. Dylan was perfect. Just what a hero should be, kind. Honorable. A gentleman. And drop dead gorgeous! Swoon worthy. I was impressed with the way he ran the police station. I literally swooned every time he called Jenny 'Jenny Girl.'I really liked that each chapter alternated between heroine and hero's point of view. I like when authors do that. I loved all the quirky small town characters. Hamburger Harry and his mother cracked me up. I don't know how she does it, but, Ms. Owens continually outdoes herself. I'm looking forward to All Autumn.

 About Sandra Owens
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Bestselling, award-winning author Sandra Owens lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Her family and friends often question her sanity but have ceased being surprised by what she might get up to next. She’s jumped out of a plane, flown in an aerobatic plane while the pilot performed death-defying stunts, gotten into laser-gun fights in Air Combat, and ridden a Harley motorcycle for years. She regrets nothing.

Sandra is a Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member for selling over 100,000 copies of a single title and a 2013 Golden Heart Finalist for her contemporary romance Crazy for Her. In addition to her contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels, she writes Regency era romance stories.

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Reviewer: Brandy Morrison fell in love with books at the age of four and admits to becoming obsessed with reading in elementary school after devouring Ann M. Martin’s Baby Sitters Club series. Then she discovered romance in college, binge reading Danielle Steel’s books and all things Harlequin! Brandy lives in the Hi Desert of Southern California with Chai, her tortie cat, and Oliver, her Shorkie (a Shih Tzu and Yorkie mix). Chai and Oliver love to curl up on her lap for reading time. Brandy’s favorite genres are contemporary romance, romantic suspense, small town romance, heartwarming Christian, historical, and women’s fiction. She blushes at the thought of being asked to read and review a Fifty Shades of Grey type book, so not her cup of tea.
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Jun 20, 2018

Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Jill Shalvis!

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Today’s featured author is Jill Shalvis! 
Learn some fun facts about Jill in this short Q&A. Three lucky readers who enter the rafflecopter get a chance to win an e-copy of LOST AND FOUND SISTERS (open Int'l)!

1. What genre(s) do you write?
Contemporary romance, womens fiction “light"

2. Coffee or tea lover?

Jun 19, 2018

You're invited! 3rd Annual Romance, Wine & Chocolate in Orlando, FL!

~Friday, August 31 - 6:30PM~
  You are cordially invited to a magical evening at Alafaya Library’s Romance Reader Event. Meet several notable 
romance writers including our featured speaker Kristan Higgins. Complementary wine and chocolate samples will be served. Plus, gift sets filled with books and swag will be given away! This special after-hours event is not one to be missed. Save the date: August 31st. 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. This is a free event but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 

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May 26, 2018

Lorelei's Lit Lair Recommends... Lights Out Lucy by Elicia Hyder ~PLUS Giveaway!


Lucy Cooper isn’t looking for love when she finds it—or slams into it, rather—during rush hour traffic. But her heart, like her car, is a total loss the moment West Adler steps out of his truck to inspect the damage.

West truly is the perfect guy: handsome, funny, rich. The benefactor of not one, but two children’s hospitals. And he’s the main sponsor of the Music City Rollers, Nashville’s championship roller derby team.

When Lucy discovers the Rollers are actively recruiting “Fresh Meat,” she puts her life on the line to catch West Adler’s attention. But will accident-prone Lucy skate off with the heart of Nashville’s Most Eligible Bachelor? Or will she get herself killed in a sport that promises, “It’s not a matter of if you’ll get hurt—but of how bad and when.”


Lorelei's Thoughts
It’s fresh! It’s fun! It’s fantastic! 

May 23, 2018

Lorelei's Lit Lair Recommends... Resort to Love by Priscilla Oliveras

 by Priscilla Oliveras

Sometimes, going back to the beginning is the only answer.

Paradise Key Resort holds the best and the worst of Sofía Vargas’s adolescent memories of love and heartbreak. Now, she hopes to wipe the slate clean and boost her career from resort manager to owner by winning a quirky town contest. But when an old flame throws his hat into the ring, Sofía realizes that protecting her heart will be the biggest challenge.

Nathan Patrick Hamilton III has played the part of the good son all his life with one exception—indulging in a secret on again-off again relationship with Sofia in high school and college, knowing that family duty would eventually tear them apart.

Years later, Nathan feels like he finally has a chance to win back the girl of his dreams and right the way he wronged her. But Sofía doesn’t trust or forgive easily and it’s going to take more than kooky town hall meetings, an emergency trip back to Key West, stolen kisses and a re-creation of their first date, for him to even be in the running. Is the ultimate prize the resort or winning back Sofía's heart?

Eileen's Thoughts
I really enjoyed reading Resort to Love by Priscilla Oliveras, book

May 22, 2018

Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Connie Mann!

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  Happy Release Day to Connie Mann! To Celebrate, lets learn some fun facts about Connie in this short Q&A. Leave a question on the blog for a chance to win DEADLY MELODY!  

1. What genre(s) do you write?
I write romantic suspense, and love stories that center around families and include lots of nature and the outdoors, especially ones set in Florida.

2. Coffee or tea lover?
Oh, definitely coffee. Mom made me drink hot tea whenever I got sick as a child and to me, tea = sick. Iced tea is a different story. Love that.

3.  Name one thing on your bucket list.   

May 19, 2018

Looking back at the Debbie Macomber Luncheon April 28th, 2018

 On April 28th, 2018 over 210 fervent fans had the pleasure of attending Debbie Macomber's Luncheon. 
Here are the highlights of a delightful day celebrating Debbie Macomber's 35 years of writing!

May 18, 2018

Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Lenora Bell!

 *Giveaway at the end of this post! Ends 6/3/18 (U.S. only)
On April 26th, 2018 we had the immense pleasure of having USA Today bestselling author Lenora Bell join us via Skype at Lorelei's Lit Lair: Let's Talk Romance: An Avon Romance Extravaganza! in Orlando, FL. Here's her bio and Q & A!

Lenora Bell is a USA Today bestselling author of historical romance novels with Avon Books. Her writing has won numerous awards including the 2014 RWA Golden Heart award for best historical romance and the 2016 RT Book Reviews Best First Historical Romance award. A teacher with an MFA in Creative Writing, Lenora has lived and worked on five continents. She currently shares an old farmhouse in the Pacific Northwest with her carpenter husband and two tiger-striped rescue kitties. She loves to hear from readers! Sign up for her mailing list to hear about new books, sales, and giveaways!

1. When and who inspired you to begin writing, and why historical romance?

May 17, 2018

Looking Back: April '18 LLL: Let's Talk Romance~An Avon Romance Extravaganza with Lenora Bell & more!

We had a blast in April at the  Lorelei's Lit Lair Presents: Let's Talk Romance-An Avon Extravaganza with special guest, USA Today bestselling author Lenora Bell! Here are the highlights!