Book Review: A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls by Katie Mettner

Title: A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls
Author: Katie Mettner
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Christmas
Rating: 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon

Actress Carrie Murray’s films are a Christmas lover’s delight. Filled with twinkling lights, festive carols, and happy endings, they’re the perfect escape from reality. For her and the audience. Then Tinseltown calls.

Braxton Timothy is Hollywood’s biggest action star. Handsome and talented but decidedly on the naughty list, no one can fathom his sudden desire to produce a feel-good Christmas movie—least of all, his no-name co-star.

Alternating between scenes reminiscent of everyone’s favorite made-for-TV movies and unexpected, off-screen chemistry, Gingerbread Falls has surprises in store this holiday season. The question is, will there be enough Christmas magic to convince two imperfect people that they’re perfect for each other?

I’ve been feeling festive all week, and I think part of that can be attributed to A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls. This book instantly put me in the Christmas-spirit, and I’ve already replaced my Halloween decorations; my house now boasts two Christmas trees and cozy lights, and I’ve already blasted holiday music for three days in a row. That’s rare for me, because I usually only start feeling the holiday spirit around December.

But A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls is the kind of heartwarming romance that puts you right in the mood for holiday cheers. The main characters, Carrie and Braxton, are two people who desperately need love, except they don’t really know that they need it. They’ve both gone through hardships in the past that shaped them into the people they are today, and for the reader, it’s obvious from the start that if these two can embrace the chemistry that lingers between them and take a chance on each other, that they might find what they have been looking for all along, without knowing it themselves.

The one thing I sometimes dislike about these types of books is that they can be quite predictable, but that wasn’t the case for A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls. I was pleasantly surprised by some of the twists and turns.

If you’re looking for a book that’ll put you in the mood for the holidays, look no further.

Book Tours: Starter Day Party A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the tour for “A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls”. I hope you enjoy the tour, and stay tuned for my review!

Tour Schedule

October 16th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

October 16th: Promo Post @ Chapters Through Life

October 16th: Promo Post @ Ogitchida Kwe’s Book Blog

October 18th: Promo Post @ Stormy Nights Reviewing

October 18th: Promo Post @ Rising Indies

October 23rd: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

October 25th: Promo Post @ Cassidy C. Crimson’s Blog

October 26th: Author Interview @ Jill Piscitello’s Blog

October 27th: Promo Post @ Bookish Madness

October 29th: Author Interview @ I Luv Books and Cats

November 3rd: Book Review @ Laura’s Interests

November 5th: Promo Post @ Nesie’s Place

November 6th: Book Review @ Twilight Reader

November 7th: Book Review @ Elley the Book Otter

November 10th: Character Interview @ Kate Hill’s Blog

November 12th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

November 16th: Promo Post @ Plain Talk BM

November 16th: Promo Post @ Bookish Kelly

About the Book

Title: A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls

Author: Katie Mettner

Genre: Contemporary Romance / Christmas

Actress Carrie Murray’s films are a Christmas lover’s delight. Filled with twinkling lights, festive carols, and happy endings, they’re the perfect escape from reality. For her and the audience. Then Tinseltown calls.

Braxton Timothy is Hollywood’s biggest action star. Handsome and talented but decidedly on the naughty list, no one can fathom his sudden desire to produce a feel-good Christmas movie—least of all, his no-name co-star.

Alternating between scenes reminiscent of everyone’s favorite made-for-TV movies and unexpected, off-screen chemistry, Gingerbread Falls has surprises in store this holiday season. The question is, will there be enough Christmas magic to convince two imperfect people that they’re perfect for each other?

Author Bio

Katie Mettner writes small-town romantic tales filled with epic love stories and happily-ever-afters. She proudly wears the title of, ‘the only person to lose her leg after falling down the bunny hill,’ and loves decorating her prosthetic with the latest fashion trends. She lives in Northern Wisconsin with her own happily-ever-after and three mini-mes. Katie has a massive addiction to coffee and Twitter, and a lessening aversion to Pinterest — now that she’s quit trying to make the things she pins.

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Release Day Blitz Seventeen Butterflies

About the Book

Title: Seventeen Butterflies

Author: Anna Katmore

Genre: Contemporary Teen Romance

The embarrassment of being the only unkissed girl in high school is something Sandy Cardington refuses to accept. The first kiss project is her foolproof plan to finally get rid of the status at her 17th birthday party, while her parents are out of town.

With several kissable boys on her guest list, this should be a walk in the park. But she didn’t count on her older brother returning from college and throwing a wrench into her plans. To make matters even more complicated, he has a friend in tow, and the cute hockey player stirs unexpected butterflies in her stomach every time their paths cross.

While Sandy moves heaven and earth to make her party and project come true, it looks as if Thane Griffyn has his own plans to teach her the real meaning of a first kiss…

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The nitty-gritty:

I’ve been a storyteller all my life, building bridges into different worlds. Already in kindergarten, I’ve seen the most fantastical things and wanted to share them with everyone. My teacher called me a liar back then. Today, I call it the first real flash of my spiritual gift and the cornerstone of my writing career.

When I got older, I’ve had many visions of a perfect career, while writing has always been more of a hobby and kind of a therapy for me when the longing for more magic in this world once again caught up with me in a crushing way. When my first book was finished, I couldn’t even imagine sharing one of my stories with others, ever. In fact, I only got used to the idea while I wrote my second book and learned in a very miraculous way where the many stories in this world really come from.

It’s funny how, at that point, everyone told me I can’t possibly make a living with writing. They even warned me not to quit my job. But after my debut novella PLAY WITH ME came out and sales skyrocketed within the first week, I knew I could do anything I wanted if only I never stopped dreaming.

That’s also part of what I teach my students in writing and spiritual workshops today. Always dream big! If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.

Some personal stuff:

“I’m writing stories because I can’t breathe without.”

Disney is my attitude to life, and if I could I’d save the world from itself. My Patronus is a wolf, my wand the broken twig of an apple tree, 13 ¾ inches with a unicorn hair core. I can’t deny that on some days, I prefer my book characters over real people, but there’s not a single day going by where I wouldn’t try to find magic in reality. And when I’m alone, I love to listen to the many stories of the wind in a mystic mid-summer night.

So you see, I’m lucky enough to live in an enchanting world of my own. It’s peaceful there and full of magical things, fairies and wonders. You’re welcome to follow me there – if you’re ready to open up your mind and leave everything you learned about reality behind. But beware, if you dare to step through this door, you may never want to leave again…

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Cover Reveal A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls

About the Book

Title: A Christmas at Gingerbread Falls

Author: Katie Mettner

Genre: Contemporary Romance / Christmas

Actress Carrie Murray’s films are a Christmas lover’s delight. Filled with twinkling lights, festive carols, and happy endings, they’re the perfect escape from reality. For her and the audience. Then Tinseltown calls.

Braxton Timothy is Hollywood’s biggest action star. Handsome and talented but decidedly on the naughty list, no one can fathom his sudden desire to produce a feel-good Christmas movie—least of all, his no-name co-star.

Alternating between scenes reminiscent of everyone’s favorite made-for-TV movies and unexpected, off-screen chemistry, Gingerbread Falls has surprises in store this holiday season. The question is, will there be enough Christmas magic to convince two imperfect people that they’re perfect for each other?

Author Bio

Katie Mettner writes small-town romantic tales filled with epic love stories and happily-ever-afters. She proudly wears the title of, ‘the only person to lose her leg after falling down the bunny hill,’ and loves decorating her prosthetic with the latest fashion trends. She lives in Northern Wisconsin with her own happily-ever-after and three mini-mes. Katie has a massive addiction to coffee and Twitter, and a lessening aversion to Pinterest — now that she’s quit trying to make the things she pins.

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Release Blitz Blindsided

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Title: BLINDSIDED
Author: Matilda Martel
Series: LOVE IS BLIND, Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Event coordinator Gemma Davenport is in the business of love…literally. She loves her job, and she’s good at it. Still, Gemma has never had the opportunity to try love out for herself. There’s only one man who’s tempted her enough to consider it, and he’s a jerk. The sexiest jerk she’s ever met. So, why does her body come alive when she walks into a blind date to find…him?
Fergus Digby hates incompetence. He is meticulous and runs his company with an iron fist. Fergus is used to getting what he wants. And he wants Gemma Davenport. Since she turned down his advances not once, but twice, he can’t stop thinking about her. Fantasizing about having her in his bed.
When Fergus finally gets Gemma alone, the sparks between them grow into fireworks. Can they look past the reasons they shouldn’t be together and embrace the once-in-a-lifetime passion they’ve ignited? Or will their relationship go up in flames before it’s really begun?
 
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Matilda is a Texas girl in love with a Philly boy who spends a lot of time in New York and Paris. Lucky me!
I live in Austin, with my husband, two crazy Chihuahuas and an even crazier cat. And I spend most of my day writing dirty romance books about older men who fall in love with younger women and make fools of themselves trying to win their hearts.
If I had to describe my type of romance, I’d say I write steamy, humorous contemporary romances dipped in sugar.
If you love Dark Romance, you’ve come to the wrong place. I don’t like dark heroes.
I like my hero to be successful, sweet, suave, sophisticated and kind— and then I want him to lose all his composure and game when he meets the heroine. I want him to turn into a bumbling idiot when he spots the girl of his dreams and revert to a teenage boy in a man’s body trying to win her.
I like my heroines to be witty, intelligent, and unshakeable—who could do just as well without a man—until the hero convinces her otherwise.
I write A LOT OF AGE GAP–because I LOVE AGE GAP ROMANCE. I’ve got no other excuse for it.
No matter what kind of story it is, my ladies are ADORED, and my endings are always Happily EVER AFTER, not HFN.
 

Book Tours: Starter Day Party Backedup Offer

I’m hosting the starter day party today for second-change romance “Backedup Offer”. The tour runs from July 13 to July 20.

Check out the tour schedule below and join us during the tour! Oh, and stay tuned for my review at the end of the tour.

Tour Schedule

July 13th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

July 14th: Promo Post @ The Indie’s Nest

July 14th: Book Excerpt @ Nesie’s Place

July 15th: Promo Post @ Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

July 16th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

July 18th: Promo Post @ Twilight Reader

July 18th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

July 19th: Character Interview @ Pine Enshrined Reviews

July 19th: Promo Post @ Rising Indies Blog

July 20th: Promo Post @ Teatime and Books

July 20th: Author Interview @ Kate Hill’s Romance Blog

July 20th: Promo Post @ Drunk on Pop

July 20th: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

 

About the Book

Title: Backup Offer

Author: Liz Crowe

Genre: Contemporary second-chance Romance

An ex-boyfriend, his massive dog, her house, and no hotel room in sight. What could go wrong?

After Blair ended things with Brandis, she was determined to get away–and stay away from him for good. She put family, friends, and the life she knew in Michigan in her rear view mirror and started over. As owner and head chef of her own place in Louisville, she stays plenty busy, especially since “Blair’s Kitchen” is the darling of the restaurant scene. She’s managed to avoid Michigan for almost a decade, but when her best friend needs her help, she drops everything and heads home.

Brandis has spent the last ten years coming to terms with addiction, personal tragedy, and the loss of the woman he loved. He’s now the third generation to run his family’s construction business, and he’s managed to reconstruct tattered relationships with his family. He’s even adopted a dog, thanks to some donated renovation time spent at an animal shelter. He’s got everything he needs—except a for one thing.

When the contractor she paid to build her restaurant’s expansion vanishes, leaving her with a giant mess, Blair only hesitates a moment before calling Brandis for help. But when he rushes to her side to evaluate the crisis, there isn’t an available room in a twenty mile radius. So they settle in to a routine—her, her one-time boyfriend, and his giant, slobbering dog in her small house. It doesn’t take long for the temptation of close proximity to give way, and while Blair tries to keep it all physical, Brandis has other ideas.

The end of the Stewart Realty saga brings the second generation full-circle in ways many never expected, but no one regrets.

Stewart Realty Book 9

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Content warnings:

References to past addiction

Pregnancy

Birth scene

Super cute bonding between man and his adopted pit bull

Feels. Lots and lots of feels.

Heat level: medium-hot (3 scenes that are explicit)

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Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville living in Central Illinois. She’s spent her time as a three-continent expat trailing spouse, mom of three, real estate agent, brewery owner and bar manager, and is currently a social media consultant and humane society development director, in addition to being an award-winning author. With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, inside fictional television stations and successful real estate offices, and even in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are compelling and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, at times frustrate, and always linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party The Fire God Tour

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for contemporary romance with suspenseful and fantasy elements, “The Fire God Tour”. The book is going on tour from August 1 to August 10, AND I’m hosting a review on August 10!

Tour Schedule

August 1st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

August 2nd: Promo Post @ Bedazzled Reading

August 3rd: Promo Post @ Laura’s Interests

August 4th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

August 4th: Promo Post @ Chapters Through Life

August 5th: Promo Post and Giveaway @ Nesie’s Place

August 6th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

August 6th: Book Review @ Crazy KALM

August 7th: Character Interview @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

August 8th: Promo Post @ Bookish Madness

August 9th: Author Interview and Giveaway @ Bright Street Books

August 10th: Book Review and Giveaway @ I Heart Reading

 

About the Book

Title: The Fire God Tour

Author: Michele Sims

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense

Miles Moore is obsessed with fire. He can’t help it—it’s in his genes. He’s also the famous performer Ari, an international hip-hop sensation. There are some negatives that come with fame—death threats and life on the road among them—but there’s also a lot of good: fast cars, fast women, international travel, and more money than he can handle. When Bella Wahlberg joins his team as the chief of marketing, she seems like the antithesis of what he’s looking for, so much so that Miles dubs her Belsa the Ice Queen. It would be unprofessional for them to get together, but more than that, she’s unavailable—and deathly afraid of fire. But as they prepare for The Fire God Tour, Miles can tell something is changing. Is he ready to commit himself to one woman? Can fire and ice come together?

Author Bio

Michele Sims is the creator of the Moore Family Saga and the Fire God Series. She loves writing hot love stories and women’s fiction with multidimensional characters in multigenerational families. She is the recipient of the 2018 RSJ Aspiring Author Award and first runner up in the Introvert Press Poetry Contest for February 2018.  She is a member of the LRWA, in Charleston, SC and the From The Heart Romance Writers’ online group.

She lives in South Carolina with her husband who has been her soulmate and greatest cheerleader. She is the proud mother of two adult sons and the auntie to many loved ones. When she’s not writing, she’s trying to remember the importance of exercise, travelling, listening to different genres of music, and observing the wonders of life on this marvelous planet.

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Book Review and Giveaway My Way To You

Title: My Way To You
Author: Lyndell Williams
Genre: Romance
Rating: 5 stars
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Lawyer Simon Young is smart, confident, and adept at keeping things with women casual—until he meets his best friend Marcus’s sister, Regina. Immediately intrigued by Regina’s beauty, Simon becomes increasingly enthralled and ultimately risks his friendship to have her for himself.

Social justice writer and activist Regina Kent is usually cautious and savvy. Yet, unable to resist her attraction to the handsome Simon, she plunges into a torrid affair, knowing that she chances angering big brother and her less tolerant followers, many of whom will not accept that one of their most popular pro-Black bloggers is dating an Asian man.

As their clandestine romance evolves, Simon and Regina fall deeper in love. Making sure that things stay between them becomes progressively impossible, and neither knows how much longer they can keep Marcus in the dark and the world at bay.

In My Way To You, Simon Young, a confident, intelligent lawyer, is determined to keep things casual when it comes dating. But when he meets Regina, the sister of his best friend Marcus, he is amazed by the pull he feels toward her. Can he keep things casual this time around, or will he fall for her the way he’s never fallen for any woman before?

Regina is usually quite cautious when it comes to the dating game, but Simon is so charming and attractive that she simply can’t resist. Still, she’s worried about what her brother Marcus might think about her dating his best friend, especially when he finds out they were dating behind his back…

I loved how the relationship between the two characters, despite their instant attraction, still moved rather slowly from that point. Both of them were reluctant to get in an actual relationship, and they each had their own reasons, which made a lot of sense for me. The cultural clash between Regina and Simon’s cultures was also very interesting and added additional challenges for their relationship.

Since I don’t want to spoil the story itself, I’ll just say that a lot of things happen throughout the book, and there’s never a dull moment. Just when you think things will calm down for Simon and Regina, something else happens that puts their relationship at risk. The fast pacing kept the story really entertaining, and I couldn’t put it down.

 

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Book Tours: Author Interview Dearly Beloved

1) How long have you been writing?

Ever since I picked up a crayon many moons ago! Seriously, though, I wrote professional non-fiction in my 20’s-40’s. I started writing fictional romance when I turned 54 and had my first romance book published – traditionally – at 55.

2) What is your favorite genre to write?

Contemporary romance because I like to live in the here and now. From that, I write two subgenres within that genre, smalltown romance and RomComs ( romantic comedies)

3) Which genre have you never tried before, but would you like to try out?

Historical, particularly REGNECY. But I haven’t done so because there is so much you have to get right, from the table settings, to the clothes, to the titles. Regency readers are knowledgeable and loyal. I don’t want to make any mistakes.

4) Please tell us about your book.

The easiest way to tell you is the give you the blurb:

Colleen O’Dowd manages a thriving bridal business with her sisters in Heaven, New Hampshire. After fleeing Manhattan and her cheating ex-fiancé, Colleen still believes in happily ever afters. But with a demanding business to run, her sisters to look after, and their 93-year-old grandmother to keep out of trouble, she’s worried she’ll never find Mr. Right.

Playboy Slade Harrington doesn’t believe in marriage. His father’s six weddings have taught him life is better as an unencumbered single guy. But Slade loves his little sister. He’ll do anything for her, including footing the bill for her dream wedding. He doesn’t plan on losing his heart to a smart-mouthed, gorgeous wedding planner, though.

When her ex-fiancé comes back into the picture, Colleen must choose between Mr. Right and Mr. Right Now.

5) Which character was your favorite, and why? Which character was your least favorite, and why?

My favorite character was Nanny Fee( Fiona). She is a 93 year old Irish spitfire. Age hasn’t dulled her political activism – or her red hair. Although now, it comes out of a box! Two, if we’re being truthful, to match the color she wants it to be. Nanny is loyal, loving, strict, flirty, and outrageous – everything I hope to be when I am 93!! In all honesty, I don’t have any characters I don’t like, including my “villain” Harry ‘VLAD’ Green.

6) What was the hardest part about writing your book?

The theme of the book ( aside from the romance) is forgiveness. Should Colleen forgive her ex-fiance for cheating? Should she forgive her parents for abandoning the family during a crisis? Should Slade forgive his father for his many sins? I knew I wanted to make sure the reader was given the reason each character could or should forgive, but didn’t want to do it in a preachy, holier-than-thou way. I struggled with allowing my H/H to work their way through this theme in a cleansing – hopefully fulfilling way for the reader – without sounding like I was being judgmental or overbearing. I think – hope!- I did that.

 

7) What is your writing routine? Are there things you absolutely need to start writing?

I retired from my regular day job in 2015 when my first book was published. Since then I consider writing my full time job, so I am at my desk by 8 every morning to write in my current manuscript and I usually write until 3-3:30 every day. I have chronic insomnia, so I am up at 3 am every day and I do all my social  media promotion between the hours of 3 am and 6am. Then I go to the gym for an hour or so, and then home to write. The only thing I absolutely need to get my day started is a bottle of Diet Mountain Dew. It provides me with the caffeine hit  I need since I don’t drink coffee or tea.

8) How long did it take you to write your book from start to finish?

I write fast, so the first draft is usually completed in 12 weeks, then 2 weeks to edit before I ever try to get it published.

9) Can you tell us about your editing process?

I self edit after the first draft is completed. I don’t usually go back and change something that I wrote, say two days ago after thinking about it because I work from a detailed outline and plot point system. Once the entire manuscript is done and I’ve typed THE END, I go back and nitpick: words, phrases, emotions, scene order. The one thing I never change is the characters because I’ve got them so fleshed out before I ever type  a word, they are already real people to me. Once the book is approved by an editor, there are usually 2-3 rounds of edits ( copy, line, galley) that the books goes through before it is released.

10) Is this book part of a series? It is book 1.

If so, how many installments do you have planned?

3 plotted out and a fourth mulling around in my head!

 

11) Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?   

If you want to write for publication – never give up. I was 55 when my first book was published, an age I was watching people around me beginning to discuss retirement. Not me. I embarked on a brand new career and am loving every minute of it, so my advice is to never give up on a dream and do whatever you can to make it come true for you.

12) Why should everyone read your book?  

Well, without sounding conceited, my book looks at family in a true way – meaning, I deal with death, betrayal, loss, and grief – all with humor, which is the second thing: you will cry on one page and then be brought out of your sadness by laughter on the next page. I haven’t read too many authors who do that. Typically romance novels deal with a straight arc of lovers meeting, getting pulled away, and then finding their HEA. I deal more with the families plus the love interests, and their paths to discovery which leads them to their HEA. And again, it’s done realistically, but with a great deal of humor.

13) If you could meet three authors, dead or alive, which authors would you choose?

Jane Austen, Jodi Picoult, Lauren Layne

14) What inspired you to write your book?

Actually, that’s a great question and a good story. I’ll try to be succinct. A few years ago my daughter was in the wedding party of one of her sorority sisters. The bride came from one part of the country, the groom the other. They wanted everyone they loved to attend, so they picked a neutral spot on the east coast. They chose a venue for their wedding where everything was in one spot: church, reception, and accommodations for the travelers. I started thinking about what a one-stop wedding would look like in my tiny New England town and who would run the business. Also, who would book a venue like this? The O’Dowd sisters came to me in a dream one night – a trio of sisters who each ran a branch of the business: one is the wedding planner, one is the Officient, and one owns the inn. A MACTH MADE IN HEAVEN was born.

15) Are you working on something at the moment? If so, can you tell us more about it?

Book 2 in this series, and I am trying to find a publisher from another series I’ve started about a detective agency run by brothers.

About the Book

Title: Dearly Beloved

Author: Peggy Jaeger

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Colleen O’Dowd manages a thriving bridal business with her sisters in Heaven, New Hampshire. After fleeing Manhattan and her cheating ex-fiancé, Colleen still believes in happily ever afters. But with a demanding business to run, her sisters to look after, and their 93-year-old grandmother to keep out of trouble, she’s worried she’ll never find Mr. Right.

Playboy Slade Harrington doesn’t believe in marriage. His father’s six weddings have taught him life is better as an unencumbered single guy. But Slade loves his little sister. He’ll do anything for her, including footing the bill for her dream wedding. He doesn’t plan on losing his heart to a smart-mouthed, gorgeous wedding planner, though.

When her ex-fiancé comes back into the picture, Colleen must choose between Mr. Right and Mr. Right Now.

Author Bio

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

Tying into her love of families, her children’s book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

Peggy holds a master’s degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer’s Disease during her time running an Alzheimer’s in-patient care unit during the 1990s.

In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance.

In 2017 she came in 3rd in the New England Reader’s Choice contest for A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and was a finalist in the 2017 STILETTO contest for the same title.

In 2018, Peggy was a finalist in the HOLT MEDALLION Award and once again in the 2018 Stiletto Contest.

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.

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Book Tours: Starter Day Party Dearly Beloved

I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for contemporary romance “Dearly Beloved”. The tour runs from November 14 to November 28. Enjoy the tour!

Tour Schedule

November 14th: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

November 16th: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Rantings

November 17th: Promo Post @ Indy Book Fairy

November 18th: Book Excerpt @ T’s Stuff

November 20th: Book Review @ Crazy KALM

November 21st: Book Excerpt @ Bookish Madness

November 22nd: Author Interview @ Bedazzled Reading

November 24th: Book Excerpt @ Books, Dreams, Life

 November 26th: Promo Post @  Stormy Night Reviewing

November 27th: Book Review @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

November 27th: Guest Post @ I Heart Reading

November 28th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

About the Book

Title: Dearly Beloved

Author: Peggy Jaeger

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Colleen O’Dowd manages a thriving bridal business with her sisters in Heaven, New Hampshire. After fleeing Manhattan and her cheating ex-fiancé, Colleen still believes in happily ever afters. But with a demanding business to run, her sisters to look after, and their 93-year-old grandmother to keep out of trouble, she’s worried she’ll never find Mr. Right.

Playboy Slade Harrington doesn’t believe in marriage. His father’s six weddings have taught him life is better as an unencumbered single guy. But Slade loves his little sister. He’ll do anything for her, including footing the bill for her dream wedding. He doesn’t plan on losing his heart to a smart-mouthed, gorgeous wedding planner, though.

When her ex-fiancé comes back into the picture, Colleen must choose between Mr. Right and Mr. Right Now.

Author Bio

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

Tying into her love of families, her children’s book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

Peggy holds a master’s degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer’s Disease during her time running an Alzheimer’s in-patient care unit during the 1990s.

In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance.

In 2017 she came in 3rd in the New England Reader’s Choice contest for A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and was a finalist in the 2017 STILETTO contest for the same title.

In 2018, Peggy was a finalist in the HOLT MEDALLION Award and once again in the 2018 Stiletto Contest.

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.

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