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Helena Hunting | Exclusive Excerpt: KISS MY CUPCAKE
Author Guest / August 11, 2020

chapter two HOT LUMBERJERK Blaire “My name is Blaire, not Alice, thank you very much.” I want to smack myself for that terrible, unimpressive comeback. I blame my inability to come up with something–anything–better on thinking we were in the middle of an earthquake, the loss of one of my precious unicorn martini glasses that I honestly cannot afford to replace, and this ax-wielding hipster. Oh, did I forget to mention that beyond the fact that he’s filthy and dressed like some kind of GQ lumber-jack, he’s also incredibly good-looking? “Well, Blaire, you’re standing in the middle of a construction zone, and I’m pretty sure those shoes don’t meet the required code, so you can march them right back out the door.” He uses the axe handle to point to my heels–which are adorable and surprisingly comfortable. I take a step back. “Pointing is rude.” Where the hell has my quick wit disappeared to? “So is trespassing.” “I knocked, more than once, but with all the racket going on in here it’s not really a surprise that no one heard me, is it?” I’m irritated and gathering steam, thanks to my embarrassment, residual fear, and frustration over the problems this…

Mariah Ankenman | Title Challenge: THE ROOMMATE PROBLEM
Author Guest / August 11, 2020

Hi all! My Name is Mariah Ankenman and I’m so excited to be here today to share a little bit about my new book The Roommate Problem with the Title Challenge. This opposites-attract, sunshine-and-grump romcom will have you laughing out loud and falling in love! So let’s get to it! T is for Tired. What August is after hours of driving to his new apartment only to find out his new roommate is a woman! H is for Happy. Mo radiates happiness at all times from what August can tell, seriously does the woman eat rainbows for breakfast or what? E is for Early riser. Which Mo is not. How the heck does August get up so early without a caffeine IV? * R is for Roommate. She really needs one to help pay the rent, but she never expected her new one to be such a grump…or so sexy! O is for Opposites. From their cleaning style, to their extrovert/introvert tendencies to their taste in pizza, Mo and August couldn’t be more opposite. O is for Oops! Living with a roommate is tough, especially when you accidentally catch them in an…indecent situation. M is for Moira. Mo to her…

Jennifer Ryan | 20 Questions: WAITING ON A COWBOY
Author Guest / August 11, 2020

Wednesday, August 26 at 7pm CT, you can chat via Zoom with Jennifer Ryan, during the Fresh Fiction Virtual Book Club! Please check our Eventbrite page for more details and to register. Hope to see you there! *** 1–What’s the name of your latest release?  Waiting on a Cowboy 2–What is it about?  Tate McGrath and Liz Scott have been best friends since kindergarten. Tate can always count on Liz to have his back and give it to him straight, so he’s not about to mess a good thing up. Until he sees her with a new guy and she gives Tate the cold shoulder. Tate doesn’t think Clint is good enough for Liz, and when her relationship with Clint turns dangerous, he discovers that not only does he want to protect her, he wants to keep her because everything he ever wanted was right in front of him the whole time. 3–What word best describes your heroine?  Tough 4–What makes your hero irresistible?  Tate cares, and he’s persistent. 5–Who are the people your main characters turn to when they need help?  Each other and family. Readers will get a glimpse of the entire McGrath family. 6–What do you love…