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Fresh Pick | WAITING ON YOU by Kristan Higgins
Fresh Pick / March 26, 2014

Blue Heron April 2014 On Sale: March 25, 2014 Featuring: Colleen O’Rourke; Lucas Campbell 384 pages ISBN: 0373778589 EAN: 9780373778584 Kindle: B00GPDYMAA Paperback / e-Book Add to Wish List Romance ContemporaryBuy at #RomanceWednesday Get the Best Waiting On You by Kristan Higgins Is your first love worth a second chance? Colleen O’Rourke is in love with love…just not when it comes to herself. Most nights, she can be found behind the bar at the Manningsport, New York, tavern she owns with her twin brother, doling out romantic advice to the lovelorn, mixing martinis and staying more or less happily single. See, ten years ago, Lucas Campbell broke her heart…an experience Colleen doesn’t want to have again, thanks. Since then, she’s been happy with a fling here and there, some elite-level flirting and playing matchmaker to her friends. But a family emergency has brought Lucas back to town, handsome as ever and still the only man who’s ever been able to crack her defenses. Seems like maybe they’ve got some unfinished business waiting for them—but to find out, Colleen has to let her guard down, or risk losing a second chance with the only man she’s ever loved. This Charming,…

Kristen Ethridge | Holiday Ever After
Author Guest / March 26, 2014

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, just about everyone loves holidays and just about everyone loves love. It’s why grocery stores have started putting up tents in their parking lot once a year. They make it easy to drive through on February 14, pay triple what we’d normally pay for a bouquet of flowers—and somehow feel good about it. When I started thinking of new story ideas at the end of last year, every plot that came to mind seemed to revolve around a holiday. And that’s how my new series, Holiday Hearts, was born. It became a game to me to match fun characters and happily-ever-after plots to some of my own favorite holidays. In fact, before I knew it, I was up to a release schedule of six Holiday Hearts stories this year! New Year’s Eve Holiday Hearts #1.0 February 2014 The Cupid Caper Holiday Hearts #2.0 March 2014 I know as a reader I love holiday stories. I think it’s because there’s a universality there. We all have our own holiday connections and experiences and it draws us into the world of the characters as they celebrate as well. Creating the Holiday Hearts series…

Terri Osburn | The Perfect Scene
Author Guest / March 26, 2014

There comes a point in most every movie when a scene flashes across the wall before me, and I know. I know that this is the scene people will remember. The one they’ll talk about and tell their friends they have to see. I had that feeling while watching the latest Disney Pixar film Frozen. If you’ve seen it, I bet you know exactly what scene I’m going to say. That’s right. It’s the scene in which Elsa lets loose. When she’s left the castle and the fear and censure behind, and creates her beautiful ice palace. In case you haven’t seen the film, here’s the clip Everything went right in that scene. The music, of course. Idina Menzel singing the Oscar winning Let It Go is already enough to make that scene better than any movie you’ll see this year. But the renderings by the artists are also perfection. The way Elsa moves. How she transforms and comes alive. The viewer feels everything Elsa is feeling. That streak of rebelliousness mixed with the joy of independence and embracing who and what she is. Perfection. And I would wager that the artists knew the moment the scene was finished (if…