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Anne Harper | Title Challenge: LIKE A BOSS
Author Guest / April 20, 2021

Hi, y’all! My name is Anne Harper and I’m here to dote on my newest book in the Accidentally Viral series, LIKE A BOSS, by doing the Title Challenge! This book is filled with shenanigans, opposites attracting, and the relatable oopsie daisies after realizing you’ve already kissed your new boss! Let’s get it! L is for Love. Which Antonella “Nell” Bennett is D-O-N-E with after not being someone else’s “the one.” I is for Incident. The same one that took Nell from just a normal, frustrated young woman to a viral sensation within a day. K is for Kiss. The one she shared with a handsome stranger who was just trying to save her from herself. E is for Embarrassed. The feeling Nell landed on when she realized that the stranger she shared an impulsive kiss with is none other than her new boss. * A is for Arbor Bay, Alabama. AKA the small town that is currently eating up the quiet newcomer, Nell’s new fame, and the gossip that both are generating. * B is for Boss. Something that Quinn Hannigan is trying to remind himself that he is every time he catches himself thinking about Nell in a…

Dianna Rostad | 20 Questions: YOU BELONG HERE NOW
Author Guest / April 20, 2021

1–What is the title of your latest release? YOU BELONG HERE NOW 2–What is it about?  In 1925 Montana, a brusque, spinster rancher begrudgingly takes in three mysterious orphans, and when the oldest is jailed for freeing wild horses rounded up for slaughter, she discovers he is a dangerous fugitive from Hell’s Kitchen. 3–What do you love about the setting of your book?  The Wind. That cold Northern wind comes down and desiccates you in the winter. I joke about chapped butts in my book, but they are a serious thing, I can tell you. It’s also quiet and peaceful, something my fugitive from Hell’s Kitchen, Charles, loves because he’s slept on the streets and there was always racket. 4–How did your main character(s) surprise you?  Nara broke the law in a huge way, after espousing rules and law to Charles for most of the book. 5–Why will readers relate to your characters?  I write a big cast of lovable characters. There is someone for everyone to root for. Their all broken, like real people, but they put one foot in front of the other.   6–What was one of your biggest challenges while writing this book (spoiler-free, of course!)? …

Sariah Wilson | Exclusive Excerpt: THE SEAT FILLER
Author Guest / April 20, 2021

Chapter One Juliet, I think we should go over the rules one more time,” my best friend, Shelby, said to me while anxiously wringing her hands. I wanted to remind her that we were wearing gorgeous formal gowns and standing backstage in a massive theater filled with some of the most famous people in the world. This was the kind of moment we’d dreamed about having when she’d been sick. I wanted her to live in the moment with me. But I knew why she couldn’t, so instead I nodded. “Tell me again.” “When the cameras are on, make sure that you don’t do anything that will draw attention to yourself, or else you’ll get kicked out and then Allan’s mom will hate me forever.” I reached over to squeeze her hand. Even while Shelby had been going through the worst parts of fighting leukemia, she was always so serene and calm. A year after she was officially declared to be in remission, she’d met Allan Standish, and they’d both fallen quickly and hard. I hadn’t been the least bit surprised when he proposed to her two weeks ago, even though they’d only been dating for about three months. Apparently…

Leslie Cohen | 20 Questions: MY RIDE OR DIE
Author Guest / April 20, 2021

1–What is the title of your latest release? MY RIDE OR DIE 2–What is it about? It’s about two friends who decide to give up their search for the perfect man and make an arrangement with each other. They go on a “honeymoon” to Cabo, Mexico, fix up a dilapidated brownstone in Harlem, and soon, they have the emotional support that they need as well as a wide variety of male “crushes” on the side. They have men around, but they aren’t dependent on them. But when one of their crushes becomes something more, their whole arrangement comes into question.  3–What do you love about the setting of your book?  It’s set in Hamilton Heights, which is a really pretty part of Harlem that not everyone knows about. It’s quiet and has rows of ivy-covered brownstones and cobblestone streets.  4–How did your main character(s) surprise you?  My intention was to have Sophie be the tough one, and to make Amanda more vulnerable. But they each have moments of strength and vulnerability, depending on the situation. What makes their friendship great is that those moments don’t typically overlap.  5–Why will readers relate to your characters?  These characters are steadfastly searching for…