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Christina Hovland | Title Challenge: APRIL MAY FALL
Author Guest / October 26, 2021

Hi! I’m Christina Hovland, author of APRIL MAY FALL. I’m excited to be here today to tell you all about the story. April is a mommy influencer with a Calm Mom brand she’s curated to show others how to embrace the serene lifestyle. Unfortunately, life gets pretty hard, and April is caught on a live video feed not being calm. (Not at all.) Enter Jack Gibson, the fixer from the company that purchased her brand. He’s there to help her find her way back to calm. Shenanigans and a love story follow. A is for April. The heroine of our story. P is for piping. Piping hot steamy scenes between April and Jack. R is for Rohan. Rohan and the other children (Harmony and Lola) April is raising as a single mother. I is for imaginary. Rohan is having a hard time processing his new life with a single mom and he’s taken solace in a life filled with imaginary (and real!) frogs. L is for ladies. April’s life is filled with friends ready to help. If only she’d let them! * M is for mommy wars. Mommy wars is the name of the series. A is for animal. The…

Verity Lowell | Author-Reader Match: MEET ME IN MADRID
Author Guest / October 26, 2021

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 Verity Lowell! Writes: I write steamy romances about ambitious and creative women-falling-for-women. I think of it as queer of color romance but, like the world, my stories have all sorts of ages and stages and different kinds of people. I love to travel and I love good food and I’m always interested in giving the reader a vivid sense of place—if you’re not into evocative description, I may not be your gal. My debut romance, MEET ME IN MADRID is a second-chance entrée with a healthy side of age-gap and plenty of sweet, long-distance relationship angst for dessert. When a blizzard grounds her in Madrid, Charlotte, a museum courier stuck in a job she hates in Connecticut, is unexpectedly reunited with her super in-charge, grad school crush, Adrianna, who offers her a place to “sleep.” Both characters are women of color and part of what brings them together is their shared experience of being marginalized in the academy; the other thing…