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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…

Christina Hovland | Exclusive Excerpt: THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MOLLY
Author Guest / September 17, 2021

Chapter One “The very fact that you worry about being a good mom means that you already are one.” —Jodi Picoult Molly Of all the things Molly Princeton understood for certain, there was one thing in particular she had no doubts about—a woman was only as confident as her underwear. For real, she’d ask anyone to hear her out on this point. A girl could always spit shine the outside, but it was what lay underneath that told the true story. This was the reason she generally wore lace. Lace, unfortunately, that no one but herself ever saw. She sighed, a disappointed sigh that came from deep within the soul. Today, however, her life theory was thrown into a bit of a pickle, seeing as she wore no underwear at all. The no undies thing? Not her fault. Well, maybe a little her fault. She was the one who had forgotten to pack undies that wouldn’t show through the silk sheath dress her bestie Rachel had picked out for her as the maid of honor at her wedding. A wedding in the total boonies where there was no Nordstrom’s or even a Walmart to grab something that wouldn’t leave a…

Christina Hovland | Exclusive Excerpt: RACHEL, OUT OF OFFICE
Author Guest / January 19, 2021

Chapter Two Excerpt: Rachel, Out of Office by Christina Hovland A romantic momedy! Single-mom Rachel needs a break from her family vacation. She struggles to keep up with work and balance the demands of family, all the while fending off pesky new feelings for her hunky former-brother-in-law. Which makes her wonder…is falling for him really that wrong? Or is anything possible when she’s out of office…? Rachel rummaged through her handbag to search for her sunglasses as they walked. Damn, she knew she’d dropped them in there before she left the house. “It’s not happening. If I need company, I’ll just adopt a puppy or something,” she continued. Coming up empty from the inside pocket, she turned her attention to the oversize beach bag, the one that had never seen a beach but was her own personal “bug out” bag where she kept all the things she might need for herself or her kids. “If you don’t want to be so obvious, just squeeze a couple of cantaloupes.” Her best friend Molly shrugged, clearly oblivious to Rachel’s search for eye protection and her extreme disinterest in the suggestion. “Are you equating cantaloupe to breasts, because men like breasts?” Rachel asked,…