Please give a big welcome to the adorable Julie Anne Lindsey! I first met her on twitter and since then, she’s joined my publisher! Today she’s here with her DEBUT release and telling us about the line it’s part of. Take it away Julie!!!
A new line of books arrived this month from the Turquoise Morning Press. Honey Creek books are here. This line will center on the same fictitious small town in rural Ohio. The books will come in different genres, but I’m excited to say I get to write for their Honey Creek Sweet line.
The debut novella for Honey Creek is also my debut. I called it Bloom based on one of my favorite sayings, “Bloom where you’re planted.” Finding a home for my work at TMP has been an amazing experience and getting to write sweet romances for a town much like my own, is the whipped frosting on my cupcake.
There’s just something about a love story that gets my eyelashes fluttering and my hips swinging. I think of parasols and fainting spells and the zing of first learning he like me too. *sigh* Without the physical relationship to seal the deal or deepen the relationship, I have to work extra hard to get you rooting for my couple. That’s no easy task. The characters must be flawed but relatable, and of course redeemable. The hero must take your breath away with a single kiss or telling look. The heroine needs to be feisty enough to handle him and sweet enough to earn him. There’s a whole lot going on in a sweet story beneath that crisp white coating.
Some of my favorite readers are romance lovers and they like to poke a little fun at me with my sweet stories. I don’t mind. I think it adds to our fun. When they sway me to read their latest favorite, I offer a fast trade. A “I’ll look at yours if you look at mine,” kind of trade. I find that most times we’re both pretty pleased with the little switch up.
I guess the bottom line is a romance lover is a romance lover and we’ll take it in whatever form it’s being served. Send me a heaping helping of teasing looks and leading kisses and I will fall right off my couch. *big dreamy eyes* I promise you that.
If you’re looking for a new line of books or a new author to try this year, I hope you’ll visit Honey Creek. It’s a beautiful place where anything can happen. Kick off your shoes, relax into that porch swing and cuddle up with a steamy hot toddy. Taking a trip to Honey Creek is as easy as Amazon : ) See you there!
Keri here again! Before you go, Julie, this is Everybody Needs A Little Romance. What’s your idea of romance?
My idea of romance is when two people connect on that other level. The one where they’re in sync. Where they can have a conversation made just out of looks. Where they share memories or jokes from a place and time where only the two of them would understand. When they’ve built a world together separate from everything else and when they tap into it, it feels so intimate and private. I feel like romance can happen anywhere at any time. Lovers can sense the shift between them. And though they might be in a room full of people, they’ve mentally checked out of the bigger picture and only the two of them matter. That feeling curls my toes every time.
In a town filled with her past, she never expected to find her future…
Seven years ago Cynthia left Honey Creek with a broken heart. Three years ago Mitchell arrived with one. Now Cynthia’s come home, and these two hardened hearts can’t stop arguing. If they’d only take a break long enough to find some common ground, they might be surprised to find love can grow anywhere.
If they’ll let it, love will find a way to Bloom.
*Bloom is book one in my new Seeds of Love series. I’ll be planting those seeds all year.
I am a mother of three, wife to a sane person and Ring Master at the Lindsey Circus. Most days you’ll find me online, amped up on caffeine & wielding a book.
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