Sunday, October 22, 2017

Drum Roll, Please!

It is with immense pleasure that I give you Sweet Caroline, a sweet contemporary set in the Wild Rose Press fictional town of Lobster Cove, ME, which will be released on November 15. Take a look at this delicious cover, created by Rae Monet, who has designed several other of my covers, along with my website.

Sweet Caroline follows on the heels of Love's In The Cards, my first Lobster Cove book. In that book, sisters Penny and Abbey are getting their card shop ready for the Christmas holiday rush and Del, one of the greeting card artists used by the main office visits their store. He turns out to be an old flame of Penny's, and a HEA happens soon after. Now, in Sweet Caroline, it's February, and Del and Penny are getting married. Caroline is a cousin, and a bridesmaid in the wedding party. 

Here's the blurb for Sweet Caroline: 

Caroline Stuart never returned to Lobster Cove after an embarrassing summer night when she was fifteen. But her cousin’s marriage was an event she couldn’t miss. Imagine her surprise when she discovers her partner in the bridal party is Grant Jackson, the same boy who humiliated her years ago. She still hates him. Yet, he still excites her. 

Grant had more than the usual problems fitting in as a teenager, being the only boy of mixed heritage in the school. And he’d somehow alienated the one girl he desperately wanted to impress. With Caroline’s return to Lobster Cove, he finally has an opportunity to make amends, if only she’ll listen. If only she’ll let go of the past. 

And a bonus excerpt: 

Abbey laughed as the other two bridesmaids stood at the window, giggling. “Come take a look at the groomsmen.” She hustled Caroline to the window.

Four men stood outside, handsome in their dark gray, three-piece suits.

“No tuxedos?” Caroline craned her neck to see the men.

“As Penny said, nothing conventional here today.” Abbey pointed to one of the men. “Allow me to point out my Charlie, the one with the light brown hair.”

“And whose fine backside am I staring at?” Caroline gestured to the man facing away and leaning over to straighten his pants leg.

“I’m glad you approve. That’s your groomsman.” Abbey laughed.

At that precise moment, the man straightened and glanced at the window.

Mocha skin, piercing, unexpected blue eyes, and curly black hair. Caroline caught her breath and put a hand on her suddenly nervous stomach. “Grant? Please tell me he’s not Grant.”

“I’m surprised you even remember him, Caro.” Abbey glanced at Caroline with widening eyes and gave her a playful swat on the arm. “Del picked his groomsmen, and Grant was the only one tall enough to pair with you. I hope you don’t mind.”

Caroline pivoted away from the window, her mind buzzing and her panic rising as she recalled the last time she’d seen Grant. “Yes, I do mind, but we’re too late to change things around. For Penny and Del’s sake, I’ll be cordial. But once today is over I hope never to see him again.”

 I don't have the buy link yet, so stay tuned. 

Is this my last contemporary? I've learned never to say never, especially in this business. Let me know what you think. 

16 comments:

  1. Sweet Caroline sounds like a really good read. Can't wait to return to Lobster Cove with your new book. Do you have a release date yet?

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Release date is November 15. Coming right up, finally.

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  2. Sounds like a terrific book! Love the cover--Rae designed my website as well. Good luck!

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    1. Rae does such a nice job, doesn't she? Thanks for visiting today.

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  3. Becky, Wonderful cover. Will put it on pre-order as soon as I see a link. I like all your historicals, but I always loved your contemporaries. Good luck.

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    1. You're always so supportive,Barb. Thank you.

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  4. Very nice cover. Looks like you have a winner here! Good luck with sales and promotion.

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    1. I hope it will be a success, Judy. One never knows, but we do our best.

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  5. Lovely cover for what sounds like a great book. Congratulations and much success!

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    1. Thank you, Cat, for visiting today. I'm hoping a light cover will do the trick.

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  6. Beautiful cover, blurb and excerpt, Becky! All the best! :)

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    1. Thank you, Mary, for visiting today. Grant has become my new book boyfriend.

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  7. Sounds great. Good luck with this one and all your books.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Susan. I hope this one does well. It's certainly got a nice cover.

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  8. Becky, Fabulous cover and Rae always does a wonderful job. This story is a sure hit as you've not only tackled a controversial hero but added whatever or however he hurt the heroine. Oh my, it's sure to be a delight. Looking forward to this one for sure. Wishing the best.

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    1. I absolutely love my hero in this book. He's the kind of man I've always looked for, but never found.

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