From January 4th through February 10th, Notes From a Romantic’s Heart will feature the 39-story series, A Candy Hearts Romance, from The Wild Rose Press. It’s an ambitious project to be sure, but one filled with love and wonder. There will be historical, contemporary, vintage, erotic, and even paranormal/time travel stories. Yet, no matter what the genre, the overall theme will be Valentine’s Day and those sugary, salutatory treats you either love or hate.
Sit back and let me introduce you to the first three books in this entertaining new series.
First up, Chill Out by Jana Richards
Renata Cabral needs to hide for the weekend. Her cousin’s Valentine’s Day wedding means she’ll face embarrassing questions from her large, extended family. Questions like “Why aren’t you married yet?” Since the breakup of her last relationship, she’s not ready to answer that question. She invents a work-related excuse and escapes to a friend’s lakeside cottage.
Noah Brownlee has been hiding for two years. But now he’s ready to come home and mend his broken relationship with his brother. When a friend offers the use of his lakeside cottage, Noah arrives in the middle of a blizzard with his English Mastiff, only to find the place is already occupied. With her big brown eyes and quirky sense of humor, Renata stirs feelings he thought long dead.
As the blizzard rages, the candy hearts predict love. Can Valentine’s Day work its magic between them?
A Fun Fact About the Author: She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada with their Pug/Terrier cross Lou and several unnamed goldfish.
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Next we have, For You by Emma Kay
It’s Valentine’s Day, and candy heart sayings mock Drew Engledown’s lonely state. He wants more in his life than work, but hasn’t met anyone he can imagine spending his life with. When he puts his own life at risk to save a friend, he’s sent back in time to Regency
London and mistaken for a murdered earl. Has he been given a chance at love with the earl’s beautiful widow, or will he suffer the same fate as the previous lord?
When her husband’s heir lays claim to all she once owned, Lady Engledown is left nearly destitute. So she doesn’t know whether to be relieved or angry when the earl returns but claims he’s not her husband.
Could he be telling the truth, or is he toying with her? She doesn’t know what to think of this man who is so different from the husband she never loved. Can they find happiness together, or will this man she comes to love leave her worse off than before?
A Fun Fact About the Author: When asked about her biggest challenge in writing for the Candy Hearts Romance series, she said, “My biggest challenge in writing For You was figuring out how to get the candy hearts where I needed them at the end of the story. I knew they were going to be there, I just didn’t know how they got there. In the end, the heroine made sure they were there.”
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And last (by certainly not least), Secret Admirer by Ally Hayes
Despite many attempts and determination, she misses opportunities to introduce herself to Cute Coffee Shop Guy or actually meet Garrett in person. With Valentine’s Day approaching she succumbs to the sugar rush of Candy Hearts and when ‘Secret Admirer’ continues to appear in the messages, she takes it as a sign to decide which guy is her real Secret Admirer.
A Fun Fact About the Author: As the mother of three girls, Ally finds creating drama for her characters an escape from the real drama in her own home.
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And, as if all these great books aren’t enough to whet your romantic appetite, The Wild Rose Press is giving away a Kindle to celebrate. You can win by entering their Rafflecopter draw below:
Please join me again on Wednesday, January 6th, when I’ll feature the next three books in the Candy Hearts series. Until then, keep writing, keep reading, keep warm!