I followed the four ladies, Elaine, Tawny, Grace, Steph, let’s not forget Stony the husky and Lula the cat, their a big part of the story. The ladies have been there for each other ever since they met at the pawn shop. They make me wish I had met ladies like them in my life. Life isn’t always easy, but with friends like these four you would always have a heart and shoulder to cry on. They have their moments they want to tear their hair out because of each other, believe me. Elaine has a saying ” not my monkeys, not my circus”. If you read the series you’d see. True friends always work it out. This is the third book, on this journey they open a Bed&Breakfast in the snowy state of Maine, mind you none of them have experience in the Bed&breakfast area. They were all ready for a change in life, to leave Cherry Ridge behind, or are they? Elaine sold her gym to Arden (her ex husband) and the house, the ladies left their jobs, the journey begins. These ladies don’t disappoint, their adventure on the had me laughing my butt off most of the time, feeling bad other times. I live in UpState NY, Maine is one of our favorite vacation spots so this book had me right away. I really enjoy the friendship between these sassy, friendly, adventurous, all around wonderful ladies. Wait until you read what they call the Bed&Breakfast!!! Totally fits them. The people they meet, some had me in stitches, others are the men they meet. Join the journey with these wonderful, sassy, fun ladies! Can they make it all work out, or will they fall apart? Hmmmmmm.
Another hit by this fantastic author! Olivia Pence and Dezz Casey both grew up in a small town in Iowa. Olivia is a word nerd with not many friends. Dezz Casey was also a nerd, you’d think they’d become friends, but all through school Dezz made fun of Olivia, always in competition with her. Olivia left for New York City to work for a magazine called Brillance, Dezz followed her. She didn’t know what to make of that. Dezz is looking a lot different from their school days when he was a skinny geek, he now was six foot of man candy. He’s such a pain in her butt, they’re always trying to up one another at work. The constant rivalry between them was getting to the boss and killing the atmosphere around the office. Their boss was sick of it and sent them on a two week journey to write about serendipitous things. Will their time away from each other ease their rivalry or flare up something else? The humor is off the wall in this book. Will the romance this author is known for creep into the story? These two characters are so much alike, they throw stones at each other constantly! Great read!
WILD GOOSE CHASE ♥
From The Wild Rose Press and Jan Romes comes…
WILD GOOSE CHASE!
My excitement has been building the past few months in anticipation of sharing Olivia and Dezz’s story with you. They’re a unique couple – like-minded nerds who love the written word. You’d think their mutual interest would’ve drawn them together. Nope. It didn’t. Instead of navigating and enjoying the familiar, they become fiercely competitive. Olivia and Dezz’s troubles started in kindergarten and kept going into adulthood. Born and raised in Iowa, they take a job in the Big Apple working for Brilliance Magazine. Olivia’s angst with Dezz heightens to the point of madness. In the mix is their boss, Magda Mattsin, who has had enough of their bickering. To fix their situation (or not), she sends them on a two-week road trip. Separately they’re to find fourteen serendipitous things to enchant their readers.
Did I mention there’s a ton of chemistry brewing too? (Much to Olivia’s dismay) And so sets the stage for plenty of conflict, humor, serious issues, and a resolution that just may give you that moment of “ahhh” when you reach The End.
Photo courtesy of Kim Stapf
Wild Goose Chase is my 20th published book! I can remember when I was desperately trying to get my bearings with book #1. Now here I am at #20. I’m grateful for my publishers, my readers, my family and friends who said ‘go for it’ and who match my excitement with each book, and The Lord who unlocked the potential and continues to guide me every step of the way.
In celebration, I’m giving away some great prizes:
1 – $25 Amazon Gift Card
1 – $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
4 – $10 The Wild Rose Press Gift Cards
2 – e-copies of my very 1st book – One Small Fib
2 – e-copies of Lucky Ducks
** To enter to win, all you have to do is leave a comment saying hello or anything else you’d like to say to me (just keep it clean…*grins*). Please make sure I can find you either by leaving your email address, Twitter name, or Facebook link in case you win one of the prizes. On Monday, May 16th at 12:00 noon (Eastern Standard Time), I’ll be drawing names and I will post them here. **
Thank you for being part of my excitement!! ♥♥
Photo courtesy of Kim Stapf
Here’s the links to find WILD GOOSE CHASE…
Kerrigan is a sassy, independent woman who’s fiancé ditched her a week before they were to be married. Since then, she gives all her attention to a backyard filled with flowers and a spindly grape arbor. Her meddling twin, Lilith, thinks Sabrina’s had enough time to grieve the relationship that wasn’t meant to be. Lil registers her to be one of twenty-one bachelorettes who will vie for one guy’s heart in an event called Pick Me. Sabrina is furious at Lil for immersing her in what is sure to be three weeks of nonstop chaos. The only reason she agreed to take part is because the three-thousand dollar entry fee goes to charity. The minute Sabrina arrives at the hotel a case of mistaken identity sets the chaos in motion.
Millionaire winery owner, Beau Reinholt has had the worst luck with women. He seems to pick those interested in his money not him. His best friend, Marco Santaguida, the director for Pick Me, cons Beau into being this year’s bachelor. Beau agrees on one condition – the women aren’t to know his true identity until he either falls in love or finds extreme-like with one of the candidates. Everything goes smoothly until he meets Sabrina Kerrigan. She ticks him off right away. She also turns him on. The more Beau tries to focus on the twenty other women the more he’s drawn to the one who says she doesn’t want any part of him.
Can two wounded people tune out the noise going on around them to listen to their hearts?
The Wild Rose Press has done something sweet for Christmas this year with the Twelve Brides of Christmas series – they’ve taken the twelve individual stories and divided them into four volumes with three stories in each.
The Twelve Brides of Christmas series is loosely based on the English Christmas carol the Twelve Days of Christmas. Each author was given a day from the song and wrote a story pertaining to that day.
For volume one:
Jan Romes – Big on Christmas (Partridge in a pear tree)
Barbara Edwards – Late for the Wedding (Two turtle doves)
Fleeta Cunningham – Till the World is Safe For Dreams (Three French hens)
Blurb for Big on Christmas:
Cassie New left L.A. with a secret and finds herself in Woodstock, VT – a town rich with Christmas tradition. She tries to forget the world she knew but the small-town charm makes her even more aware of the life she never had.
Luke Stennett doesn’t have time for relationships. Things are starting to go right but he has a secret of his own that could possibly turn everything upside down.
Once their secrets are revealed, will it kill the chemistry and send Cassie back to L.A. or will she fight for her happiness and stay firmly planted in a place big on Christmas?
Blurb for Late for the Wedding:
Despite an impending nor’easter, Heather Green sets out for her twin sister’s wedding with the dress, cake, and favors. As the snow piles up, she wrecks her car in an accident.
Driving a tow truck, Nicholas Burnes has the task of helping Heather. When the storm closes the roads he ends up offering her shelter. Warm and rested, Nick and Heather explore their attraction for each other, only to part when he delivers her to her sister’s wedding. But weddings breed weddings…
Blurb for Till the World is Safe for Dreams:
Dreams were put on hold when the bombs hit Pearl Harbor, including Kay and Jeremy’s wedding plans. Now he’s half a world away, and Kay is spending her days in a war plant, forging bonds with other women who worry and wait. Then she receives news that Jeremy has life threatening injuries. Will he come back? If he does, will he be the same? Will the world ever be safe for dreams?
If any of these stories sound like something that might touch your heart, you can find Volume One here:
The Wild Rose Press
Barnes and Noble
*Volumes 2, 3, & 4 will soon be released to add to the collection*
The cover will pull a gal in, the office banter and the story will keep you turning pages. Whenever I want to feel good, I pick up one of this authors books, their “always” fun and puts me in a good mood. Stella works in the advertisement dept in a lingerie company, she’s so sick of handsome men, love them and leave them type. She’s really good at her job, so much so, she’s going for a higher position in the office. No one knows this office better than Stella. Everyone was a buzz about Alex Clay coming to their department to learn the ropes on his way up the ladder of the company. Stella has heard about pretty boy, she has no place for him in her life, head down and working, that’s the way it is. When Alex showed up of course the bimbo of the office chases him down, every office has one, mine’s name is Belinda “Arggg”. I knew the moment I saw Alex I was doomed!!! Need help-Now!!! Please read my story, it’s hilarious! Between me and my bestie Trisha, you’ll be entertained. The story is well written.
Jessi Novac is a romance writer in NYC, someone is scaring the life out of her, leaving nasty notes on her windshield and calling her home breathing heavy. She decides to leave the city until this person is caught, she heads to her grandmothers cottage in Myrtle beach. She arrives very late due to plane changes. She hears a loud banging and a moan, she gets up and is ready to flip out on this person, it’s to early for this noise. Next door she finds a handsome handyman had fell off a ladder, Ian Alexander is fixing his uncles porch. Jessi starts flipping out on him until she sees he’s hurt. Normally she’d jump right in to help but, because she’s not trusting anyone at the moment, she questions him first. Still not trusting him she helps him and tells him to quiet it down. Jessi can’t stop thinking how delicious Ian looked, she doesn’t want to think this way, she doesn’t trust him. Things start getting scary around her cottage and she finds herself running to Ian for safety. Are these things in her mind being blown up because of her imagination. Can she trust Ian? Will her life ever get back to normal? Read and find out, it’s a fun read. Jan Romes doesn’t disappoint.