Book Promo: Shopping for A CEO’s Wife by Julia Kent

Shopping by Julia KentTitle: Shopping for A CEO’s Wife (Book 12 in the Shopping series) by Julia Kent
Release date: April 25, 2017
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

Snowbound. Sounds so romantic, with visions of cuddling before a roaring fire, hot chocolate spiked with brandy, and a secret elopement.

Wait. What?

My fiancé’s father won’t stop trying to turn our pending wedding into a three-ring media circus so he can get free publicity for his family’s Fortune 500 company. My mother has decided she’s done with All Things Wedding and asks her teacup Chihuahua for mother-of-the-bride advice.

They’ve all gone certifiably mad.

Then the stress from the wedding puts my mother in the hospital, I scream at my future father-in-law in front of a camera crew and the video goes viral, and the romantic wedding that started with Andrew’s grand Pride and Prejudice proposal looks less like Jane Austen and more like Dostoyevsky.

So what do you do when you’re a fixer and you can’t fix something?

You give up on it.

Not on Andrew, silly.

The wedding.

Shopping for a CEO’s Wife is the 12th book in Julia Kent’s New York Times bestselling Shopping series. As Shannon and Declan enjoy their newlywed bliss, Andrew’s father wants to exploit Amanda and Andrew’s nuptials, much to Amanda’s chagrin. Can she learn to stand up to her future father-in-law and fight for what’s right? But the real question is: will Spritzy the teacup Chihuahua end up being a flower girl? Continue reading

Love Story by Lauren Layne

Love Story Lauren LayneTitle: Love Story (Love Unexpectedly #3) by Lauren Layne
Publication date: February 14th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

Over the course of one wild road trip, feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love in this charming rom-com—a standalone novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Good Girl.

When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart.

After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending. Continue reading

Laura Chapman Book Tour + Giveaway

Title: Making Christmas by Laura Chapman Laura Chapman Making Christmas
Release date: November 8, 2016

Synopsis

While settling into a new career in a new community, Ivy is determined not to let the holiday season pass her by. Enter the grown up advent calendar: twenty-four days of festivities to celebrate Christmas. What begins as a bit of fun turns into a mission to spread cheer when she meets Everett. After learning about his bad Christmas attitude, she invites him to join her quest. Despite his initial reservations, Everett quickly gets caught up in the spirit of the calendar. But when new feelings surface and are impossible to ignore, Everett’s inner curmudgeon threatens to put a damper on the whole experience.

This holiday novella from Laura Chapman brings the warmth of the holiday season to life. Continue reading

Writing the Fat Chance Series with Celia Bonaduce

Celia Bonaduce Fat Chance PromoWhen I finished writing The Venice Beach Romances (my first romantic comedy trilogy), I wanted to explore something with a slightly more serious theme – while still keeping things quirky and funny. I’ve always wondered if the American Dream was still attainable – through hard work, vision and a little bit of luck. My agent, Martin Biro, at Kensington Publishing was willing to take a chance on this rather esoteric pitch. I tried out a few different approaches, but settled on the rather fanciful ide of a group of misfits having to spend six months in a ghost town in Texas in order to fulfill the terms of a dead billionaire’s bequest. The first book in the series is called Welcome to Fat Chance, Texas, in which my eccentrics went kicking and screaming to the sun-baked town in the Hill Country.

In the second installment – Slim Pickins’ In Fat Chance, Texas, the adventure continues, with the addition of one of my favorite characters from The Venice Beach Romances, Fernando Cruz. Fernando, last seen opening a B&B on Vashon Island in Washington, seemed like he really wanted to be in the new series! Fernando decides to open a BBQ restaurant in Fat Chance to cater to the townspeople and the cowboys from the local ranch. The residents hope it will mean a second chance for their town – something they didn’t quite accomplish by the end of book one!

As always, there is romance in them thar hills. Romances get shaken up, broken up, some restored, some tossed aside. There are also a bunch of four-legged creatures who are characters all their own.  I have always felt you can tell al lot about a person by the way he or she relates to animals. I think that’s true in life – and certainly true in my books!

The third book, Livin’ large In Fat Chance, Texas will be out this summer, so I hope you’ll keep an eye out for it! Continue reading

Five Minutes Late by Rich Amooi

5 minutes late by Rich AmooiFive Minutes Late by Rich Amooi

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: August 29th, 2014

Synopsis

Can an always-tardy garlic mogul and a punctual Silicon Valley librarian fall in love?

The world needs garlic and somebody’s got to sell that garlic. Cedric Johnson is that man. But even though he’s got just about everything he can wish for, Cedric is still missing one thing in his life: someone special. Fate may be on his side, but he encounters a few distractions along the way—like almost being killed by a UPS truck. Oh, and a little case of blackmail.

Ellie Fontaine is a walking Wikipedia with clear professional goals, but when it comes to landing Mr. Right, she doesn’t know jack squat. She even gives online dating a shot and ends up with an unappetizing buffet of unibrows and losers. What’s a girl to do?

After Ellie saves Cedric’s life, serendipity takes over as they continue to run into each other. Their connection grows stronger with each meeting, even though he embodies her number one pet peeve: he’s always late. But even if they can get past their issues and misunderstandings, Ellie’s ex-boyfriend, an unscrupulous cop, will do anything to keep them apart.

Five Minutes Late is a hilarious fast-paced romantic comedy, full of snappy dialogue and fun, quirky characters, guaranteed to warm your heart.

Add Five Minutes Late to your Goodreads shelf.

Purchase Five Minutes Late on Amazon | Amazon UK  Continue reading