Friday, August 4, 2017

Day 3 Focus: Tropical Tryst

Linda O’Connor, author of Perfectly Skeptical (Perfectly Series Novella)

What inspired you to choose your setting? My novella, Perfectly Skeptical, is set in Little Cayman Island. I’ve been to Grand Cayman Island twice, and have had wonderfully relaxing vacations. For this story, I used a lot of what I experienced on Grand Cayman – the snorkeling, the flowers, the trees, the people, and the gorgeous beaches – but I wanted a small town vibe so I thought the smaller Little Cayman Island would be perfect.

Blurb for Perfectly Skeptical
Dr. Brianna Scott looked forward to sleeping away her staycation, until a lucky windfall meant an upgrade to palm trees, an ocean view . . . and the sexy Dr. Matt Gaelen. She’ll play and have fun, but can a holiday fling really turn into a soul mate for life? Doubtful.

Matt has no radar for sniffing out gold-diggers and protecting his heart. Until now. Brianna is more turned off than turned on by his wealth. What are his chances of getting her to overlook it? Dubious at best.

Improbable and uncertain, iffy and unlikely – the typical path to love. Perfectly Skeptical . . . love when you least expect it.

Liz Gavin, author of Tristan
What celebrity would you most like to be stranded on an island with? Only one? Lol Oh, well, if I must… Seriously, it’d Bono, U2’s singer. I’m a huge fan of his music and humanitarian work, so I’d have tons to talk about with him, if we were stranded on an island.

To the world, Izzie Anderson had it all – a potent singing voice, an angelical face and a natural beauty. Too young for rock stardom, Izzie partied too hard, stooped too low and hurt too many people, but none as deeply as Tristan Knight. She betrayed his trust and ripped out his heart. Problem was, she did so to protect him, because the truth would have ruined the only man she had ever loved. Now her past is catching up with Izzie and Tristan is the only person she can trust. Will he let her in again? Or are there wrongs that can never be righted?

Tristan Knight found a haven in a secluded beach in the Southern coast of Brazil. Away from the limelight and lies of the music industry, he built a brand-new life around his cozy little restaurant. He never thought he would see Izzie in person again, so when she walks into Chez Nous Bistro one evening, he expects to get outraged. Surprisingly, he does not. That’s when he realizes the pain and humiliation her betrayal caused him, more than fifteen years ago, had left him heartless. So why does he agree to help her? And why is it his soul feels less hollow every time they meet?

Courtney Hunt, author of Desire a Bridesmaid, 4th in the Always a Bridesmaid series

What is your idea of the perfect tropical getaway? A beach chair, an umbrella, and a stack of romance novels. As a mom of a very active third grader, I rarely get to read in my beach chair anymore.

Blurb for Desire a Bridesmaid:
One perfect night in paradise will never be enough. 

Professional bridesmaid Anna Westbrook is hanging up her dancing slippers and matching dresses. She’s done being a bridesmaid as soon as she finishes one last destination wedding on Eden Isle. But when she arrives at the luxurious Caribbean resort, she encounters the one-night stand she’s never forgotten.

Five years ago, Carter Prescott drifted from sunset to sunset, indulging in wicked, wild nights like the one he shared with Anna from Savannah. After a hurricane flattened his island home, Carter transformed the ruined resort into the Caribbean’s premier eco-tourism destination. When a top bridal blog wants Eden Isle to host a wedding, Carter jumps at the chance to garner publicity for his little jewel of a resort. 

Now, Anna from Savannah is back as a bridesmaid in his wedding extravaganza—and she's a sexy distraction he just doesn’t need. As they work together to create the ideal wedding day, will they discover that one perfect night in paradise will never be enough? 

Desire a Bridesmaid is a standalone novella in the Always a Bridesmaid contemporary romance series about professional bridesmaids finding their own happily ever afters. If you enjoy witty dialogue, unforgettable characters, and steamy love scenes, you’ll love Courtney Hunt’s light-hearted Always a Bridesmaid series. 
Buy Desire A Bridesmaid and your happily-ever-after starts today!

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  1. I don't think it'd matter where I went for a perfect tropical getaway - anywhere with sun, surf, and sand would be awesome and relaxing! :D

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    1. Thanks very much! We're excited to share them.

    2. Hi, Jennifer
      thanks for stopping by. We appreciate the support

  3. Each book sounds wonderful! Good luck!

    1. Thanks! :D I appreciate you stopping by!

    2. Hi, Kara
      We agree. Each book sounds terrific
      thanks for stopping by

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    1. You are most welcome
      this is a real treat for us, too
      Kat and Veronica

  5. I love the idea of sun and surf, but my skin doesn't, lol. I absolutely require an umbrella so that I can read in comfort, but the soothing sounds of the beach and the wonderful fresh trade winds are excellent enhancements. Congrats on the release...there are so many lovely stories to take mini-vacations with, it will take a while to work my way through the set!