Sunday, 29 March 2015

Spring For Love - Linda O'Connor

 Please welcome my final guest for the Spring For Love blog hop, Linda O'Connor


Perfectly Honest by Linda O’Connor

You never know where your words will take you.

When Mikaela Finn agreed to be Sam’s ‘fiancée’ for a weekend, she probably should have told him that she’s a doctor.

Sam O’Brien, aka ‘Dr. Eye Candy’, is trying to shed his playboy reputation and convince a small town hospital that he’s ready to settle down. But when his ‘fiancée’ helps deliver a baby in the middle of the meet and greet, it’s a bit of a shock. If he’d known the whole truth, he might have done things a little differently because somehow his ‘fiancée’ ends up stealing his job and his heart. Not exactly the change he wanted.

Lies and deceit – it’s a match made in heaven!

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I’ve been writing romance novels for three years and sincerely thank Debby Gilbert at Soul Mate Publishing for the ultimate encouragement to my writing  - with the leap to publishing. I have many titles including Doctor, Mom, and proud Canadian, but “Linda O’Connor – hereinafter called the Author” on the SMP contract was one of the sweetest.
Contemporary romantic comedies are my favorite novels to read and write. I balance writing with my work as a physician at an Urgent Care Clinic and being a mom to three sons (luckily grown and capable of throwing together a decent meal, in a pinch). I also like to keep active and cycle, cross-country ski, skate, walk with my husband, or dance every day.
Laugh every day. Love every minute.

Name one thing you love about Spring and a short reason why: 
I love the fresh ‘green’ air in Spring. I can get back outside to cycle and shed the winter coat (and boots, mitts, scarf, hat, snow pants, long underwear, extra layers…think of all the time I save :D) 

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Spring For Love - Christina Kirby

My second guest to celebrate this wonderful season with the Spring for Love blog tour is Christina Kirby!


Driven by fear and desperate to protect her family, Samantha is forced to leave Chicago and everything she’s worked to achieve, only to start over by tossing a dart-at-the-map. The Georgia townsfolk’s true Southern charm is the unexpected prescription needed to heal her soul, and the sexy carpenter who touches her heart are distractions she didn’t plan on, but they might offer her a chance at a new life, if she can let go of her past. 

Town heartbreaker, Spencer Malloy, isn’t looking for anything serious. His days are perfect working as a contractor, attending his nephew’s baseball games or taking him fishing. He never expects to fall for the big city girl, Samantha. She’s not his type, timid and closed off, but in her unguarded moments, he’s intrigued by the woman he can’t get out of his mind. The urge to get closer to her grows stronger each day, and when the shadow of evil resurfaces, he vows to protect Samantha, even if it means abandoning his home and joining her on the run.

When confronted by the man who’s bent on revenge, Samantha must choose between running again to save the people she loves, or if she has the strength, to stay and fight for her new life.

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Christina Kirby holds a degree in Public Relations from Auburn University. She worked in banking for four and a half years before deciding to become a stay at home mom to her two sons. Moving every couple of years because of her husband’s job, Christina has had the opportunity to meet all kinds of people and live in many different states. Fortunately, writing is something she can take with her no matter where she lives. Christina is an avid reader of romance, young adult and anything having to do with pop culture. She also knows a copy of Entertainment Weekly and a chocolate chip cookie can cure anything.

Name one thing you love about Spring and a short reason why  

Spring is my favorite time of year. The world seems alive with anticipation. Between the flowers, warm sun, and promise of a new beginning, everyone seems to smile a little bit more. One of my favorite things to do is ride around with my music turned up and my sunroof open, so I can feel the first warm air of the season on my skin.   

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Friday, 27 March 2015

Spring for Love - Kim Loraine

With Spring in the air, it is my great pleasure to introduce Kim Loraine today. She is my first guest to kick off the Spring for Love Blog Tour! 

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Author bio:

Kim Loraine started writing at a young age, scribbling down song lyrics, short stories, and poems she was too afraid to share with anyone. Busy working as a music teacher in her Pacific Northwest, it wasn’t until her family of four picked up everything and moved to beautiful Japan that she decided to finally take the plunge and send her characters out into the world.
The central theme in Kim’s books is self-discovery, whether that is found through taking risks, breaking down walls, or admitting mistakes. Kim likes to write characters that seem like ‘someone you actually know’, who find that love is a journey not without its challenges.

When not writing Kim spends her time with her husband, chasing around their crazy kids, exploring Japan, and binge-watching Doctor Who on Netflix.


After the tragic death of the love of her life, Grace McConnell only has one constant in her life, work. When she is offered a lead architect position on a project in a small English village, she jumps at the chance to get away from her hometown full of memories. Grace quickly discovers that this change was exactly what she needed to heal her broken heart. Until she meets Drew Tensley, a man who just happens to be the spitting image of her lost love.
                  Drew Tensley has always been a hard worker. Dedicated to his family and community, Drew put aside his own career to take over the family business after his mother’s terminal cancer diagnosis. A decision that cost him his marriage and career. Five years later, Drew is ready to start living for himself. 
                  At war with her own heart, Grace tries to come to terms with the motives behind her feelings for Drew while he realizes just how far he is willing to go for love.

Name one thing you love about Spring.
Cherry Blossoms! They are so beautiful and a reminder of how fleeting life is. Live in the beauty of life every day.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Merritt Kelly talking about Culinary Seduction.

Please welcome Merritt Kelly and find out a little about her new release Culinary Seduction.

Merritt Kelly has been in love with the written word as long as she can remember. She's a freelance writer, author, and columnist whose articles have appeared in the Colfax Gazette, Palouse Journal, and the Moscow/Daily News. Her work on the web can be seen on Paperdriods, DigiYoo, LexiYoga and HaveHeart Magazine websites under her real name Carol Traulsen. She has written on a variety of topics including the war in Kosovo, the death penalty, grief, coping with a cozy kitchen and cooking.
Merritt Kelly is a pen name she chose to honor her late mother who always believed in her writing ability. When she's not writing she's cooking, walking or reading. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, her son and her cat.

She loves to laugh, all the music in the Guardians Of The Galaxy, trying new foods, a good glass of wine and almost anything chocolate. Her first novel, Culinary Seduction, a foodie/Chick lit romance is set for release inFebruary of 2015.

  Food is the new sex and cheftestants Andrea Claire and Danny Miller are battling it out to see who becomes the new high priest or priestess. The two face off in a contest for hosting duties of new show called Culinary Seduction.
     Chef Andrea Claire is a woman who knows what she wants, and what she wants is to build her own culinary empire. Hosting the show would give her the injection of cash she needs to finally get a store front for her catering business and give her the credibility she seeks. Her food  is infused with her warmth and passion.
     Bad boy chef Danny Miller's bold flavors and state-of-the-art techniques in molecular gastronomy set him apart from the pack. Hosting the show would raise the profile of his restaurant and he could pay what he owes the bank and his grandmother.


When they reached the studio the car stopped and the chauffeur let them out. She thanked him. Pompadour had forgotten his manners and didn’t say a word. They followed the signs through the maze to the kitchens of the Cuisine Channel. A retinue of studio personnel, producers, and P.A.’s were clumped together chattering in what sounded like a foreign language. The other two chefs stood huddled in the corner. It wasn’t hard to determine who was who. The executives and various worker bees didn’t look terrified. Andrea took it upon herself to break the ice.
She walked over to the pair and stuck out her hand. “Hi, I’m Andrea. This is Danny. How long have you two been here?”
“We’ve been here an hour. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything,” the plump, fifty-ish blond-haired woman informed her. “They gave us a tour of the kitchen and the lot. I’m sure you’ll get yours next. I’m Sharon, this is Ted.” 
Andrea did a quick inventory of her competition. Sharon looked like someone’s grandmother! Nevertheless, she must have something, otherwise why would she be here? Ted, on the other hand, oozed surfer-boy sex appeal. He was tall and tanned with a brilliant white smile and blond hair. If he cooked half as good as he looked, then Pompadour had some serious competition and so did she.
The other two didn’t pose a threat and as far as he was concerned, nobody did. Before he had chance to reply to the older woman’s remark, a gigantic bear of man stepped forward from the group of execs and bellowed.
“Good morning cheftestants, we trust you all had a good flight. You are all here because we saw something that we think will work for our new cooking show, Culinary Seduction. I am your director, Martin Finch. Just call me Finch, everyone else does. To my right is Eileen March, Vice-President of Public Relations, and Ed Werner, General Manager. These are the other two people that you want to make happy besides me. Danny and Andrea, we’ll give you a tour of the kitchen and the lot later. Right now, it’s time for your first challenge. In thirty seconds or less, give us the sexiest description you can of your favorite dish. Ted, why don’t you start?”
Surfer dude smiled and began babbling something about purity and eating clean. Somehow, he found ahi on a bed of sprouts exciting, because it didn’t weigh you down for what was coming afterward. 
Brilliant, Danny thought. This kid is in over his head. Sharon was next.
“I think texture is as important as taste. There’s nothing better than a great steak and onion rings. Beef is still exiting and enticing in my book. A nice piece of filet mignon is satisfying and I love the crunch of a good onion ring. If it’s a dinner for two, you don’t have to worry about bad breath since you’re both eating it. A sweet and decadent, velvety-smooth cheesecake is the perfect dessert. You want to feel spoiled and sinful, not like you’re being deprived,” she concluded. 
Good point, but too old school. Let’s see what legs has to say, Danny mused.