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Stefanie London | 20 Questions: HER AUSSIE HOLIDAY
Author Guest / September 1, 2020

1–What’s the name of your latest release?  Her Aussie Holiday 2–What is it about?  Her Aussie Holiday is about a house-swap that gives an American woman more than she bargained for! Wanting to escape a failed relationship, her parents public divorce and career dissatisfaction, Cora Cabot decides to swap houses with her Aussie BFF. Only, when she arrives in Patterson’s Bluff, her friend’s older brother is camped out in the house and . . . well, hilarity and trouble ensue. At the heart of it, this story is about following your dreams, taking risks and learning to believe in yourself. It’s emotional, has loads of comic relief (including a potty-mouthed cockatoo named Joe) and definitely delivers a feel-good happily ever after. 3–What word best describes your heroine?  Resilient! Cora is the kind of woman who gets knocked down but keeps getting back up again. 4–What makes your hero irresistible?  Everything! Seriously, Trent is one of those heroes who has it all. Hot, blue-collar body, charming smile, sense of humour and a big golden heart that he wears on display at all times. Oh, and a delicious Aussie accent. Who says you can’t have it all? 5–Who are the people your…

Kianna Alexander | My Favorite Romance Tropes & Themes
Author Guest / September 1, 2020

My favorite tropes to write have traditionally been Friends-to-Lovers and Second Chance romance. The reason is, out of all those familiar tropes, those are the two I’ve seen played out in reality most. There’s something hopeful about them, and while not every pair of friends can morph their relationship into a healthy romantic one, and not every relationship deserves a second chance, there’s definitely some appeal there. More than tropes, though, I have favorite themes. My main one is redemption because I believe that those who truly want to right the wrongs of the past should have a chance to do so when that redemption doesn’t lead to the ill effects for someone else. Another theme I often write about is self-discovery. That’s been a big theme in my life, especially over the last few years. My characters are just imperfect people, looking to be loved in a healthy, fulfilling way and that something I think we all want, regardless of orientation, gender, race, color, or creed. When reading romance, which I don’t get to do as much as I’d like, I read pretty widely, without regard to trope. I do have a few tropes I won’t read, including racists…

Jayci Lee | Author-Reader Match: SECRET CRUSH SEDUCTION
Author Guest / September 1, 2020

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present JAYCI LEE! Writes: I write sexy and flirty #ownvoices contemporary romance featuring Asian-American main characters with strong, relatable heroines and swoon worthy heroes. My latest book, SECRET CRUSH SEDUCTION, is the second book in the Heirs of Hansol series where fashion designer Adelaide Song wants to prove she’s more than just a pampered heiress. With the help of Michael Reynolds, her childhood crush and her brother’s best friend, and some hard-won courage, Adelaide sets out to build the future she wants–and find the happily after she’d always dreamed of. About: One of my favorite things is a girls’ night out with delicious wine and yummy shared dishes, and lots of laughter. Actually, if you want to be my friend, you have to laugh at my jokes. It’s the rule. Lol. My sense of humor seeps into everything I write, so I hope you enjoy laughing. But you also have to like poignant tenderness, sizzling sexual tension, and serious groveling by the heroes….