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I'm so excited to announce that my 2nd contemporary romance collab with my sister/author, Jaz Kennedy, is now available! If you love funny, happy, heart-tugging small-town romance, BELONG TO ME will make you feel right at home.
When Hollywood invades Harmony Falls, shooting parts of a movie on location, fate matches up two of the most unlikely lovers I've had the pleasure of creating! Cheerful Extrovert meets Cynical Introvert, A-List Star meets Broody Loner, and, as they say, mayhem ensues. *g*
Those who secretly love celebrity-watching will especially enjoy this story, as we get up close and personal with the everyday life of a movie star. (Great research, Jaz!) Our heroine, Kate Watson, is one of those rare A-list actresses who embodies lovable and wholesome, and stars in those type of "chick flick" romantic comedies that we all know and love. Movies like Sleepless in Seattle or Must Love Dogs.
But then her co-star in this movie she's working on challenges her to do one of her own stunts as a bet for charity -- which involves flying a helicopter. Enter studly helicopter pilot, Zander Pierce, who takes his job Very. Seriously.
The contrast between Kate & Zander was hilarious to work on, as was the cast of secondary characters in this book. Hollywood movers-and-shakers finding themselves as fishes out of water in small-town America was a hoot to play around with.
If you're new to the series and want to start at the beginning, Book 1, DREAM OF ME, is currently on sale for $2.99. A great intro price to get acquainted with the world of Harmony Falls.
Garden lovers will especially like Book 1, as the heroine, Beatrice Palmer, has ditched the city life to follow her "dream" of taking over her grandparents' sleepy, down-home farm. So if you are a farmer's market devotee like us or are growing your own vegetable garden this summer (like Jaz), here's your chance to fantasize about having your own whole 300-acre farm -- without having to do any of the work!!! *g* Personally, I always yearned to own a farm, except I'm lacking one vital ingredient: a green thumb. :/ I even killed a Pothos once, people. So I'm just a wannabe grower, but boy, the research for this book left me in awe of farmers, which, btw, independent women in farming is like a big kinda trendy thing right now! So it's also very timely.
In wrapping up here so you can get onto the book, I just wanted to mention in all sincerity that if you have any friends who need some cheering up and like modern-day romances, send them over to this series. These are really happy books that, to me, just make you feel good.
This is largely thanks to my wiseacre sister, who is one of the funniest people I know. Whenever I get together with my sisters, it's always a nonstop laugh-fest (though this was not the case so much when we were teens, believe me! LOL). We just keep cracking each other up. And when my cousins get involved--! Forget it, don't even get me started. Before I know it, my face starts hurting from all the grinning and smiling.
Anyway -- as a result -- I think you feel a lot of positive energy in these books. (Whereas my Regencies are darker and more intense/dramatic. Hey, I'm a Scorpio, it's gotta go somewhere. *g*) Jaz has always been the really funny one of the family, though. Thus, when she sent me her completed manuscript ready for me to do my draft, the one-liners throughout the book once again had me LOL'ing all along the way, in between the more poignant moments, which, OMG, seriously, at one particular moment in the plot -- WHICH I'M NOT GONNA TELL YOU -- she made me cry like a blubbering idiot. But that's a good thing when you're a writer. *g*
With all that said, maybe it's no surprise that quite a few readers now have told us they want to move to Harmony Falls! (And until someone builds a time machine to transport me back to Regency London, so do I! haha. Next Moonlight Square historical is on the way, speaking of which. But more on that later.) I'm afraid I've rambled on here enough!
Without further ado, please allow me to present BELONG TO ME! xo ~ G
Belong to Me: Harmony Falls, Book 2...
When Hollywood invades, Harmony Falls might never be the same…
Jaz & I are so proud to announce it's that time again! Time for our second trip back to Harmony Falls with BELONG TO ME, a fun, flirty summer read. When Hollywood invades small-town America, shooting parts of a movie on location, fate matches up two of the most unlikely lovers I've had the pleasure of creating! Cheerful Extrovert meets Cynical Introvert, A-Lister meets Broody Loner, and, as they say, mayhem ensues. *g*
We finished working on this weeks ago (then it went into production), but Kate and Zander's story has really stayed in my heart. They're very lovable characters and I think you'll be rooting for them. Hope you'll check it out. And now, without further ado, please allow me and my dear sister/co-author to present Harmony Falls, Book 2: BELONG TO ME!
PS: If you missed Book 1: Dream of Me, you can check it out here!
Welcome to Harmony Falls, a charming small town in Pennsylvania’s lush Laurel Highlands, where life revolves around the things that matter most: friends, family, and falling in love.
When Hollywood invades, Harmony Falls might never be the same…
Lovable, whimsical Kate Watson is known as America’s Sweetheart—box office star of countless romantic comedy flicks. Unfortunately, her own love life is one sad tale! But when her next big role takes Kate filming on location near picturesque Harmony Falls, she meets tough, broody loner, Zander Pierce, whose smoldering intensity and heroic past soon make her long for her own happy ending.
Ex-Army medevac pilot, free spirit, and occasional guitarist, Zander Pierce has agreed—against his better judgment—to teach the blond bombshell how to fly a helicopter for a movie stunt. Cynical about his new student, he braces for impact, expecting a diva. But the warm, funny, down-to-earth Kate upends his assumptions, baffles him with her dauntless cheer—and melts him with her vulnerability. Zander soon grasps that this woman has the power like no other to draw him back from his solitary ways. But will reaching for a star lead him to crash and burn?
Author-sister duo, New York Times bestseller Gaelen Foley and exciting newcomer, Jaz Kennedy, welcome you to Harmony Falls. If you love heartfelt small-town romance filled with love and laughter, Harmony Falls will make you feel right at home.
Belong to Me ~ Sneak Peek!
The stars twinkled overhead, the crickets sang in the thick summer grass, and the white gazebo enwrapped them in their own little world.
Kate’s palms slid slowly up Zander’s chest as he caressed her lips with a few delicate sweeps of his own. But when her hands curled over his shoulders to twine behind his nape, he sensed her willingness, and opened her mouth with an exploratory stroke of his tongue.
She let out a tiny moan, gently tangling fistfuls of his hair, then their tongues went gliding through a series of deepening kisses, eager and smooth. His heart was pounding, his skin hot in the coolness of the night. When she arched her back moments later, pressing her chest deeper into him, he groaned with pleasure.
“Oh, Kate, I could do this all night,” he whispered, pulling her onto his lap. His hands slipped down to trace along her tight little curves. “Just…this.”
“Mmm, I wish,” she said, never letting her lips leave his.
Zander remembered abruptly then that her friends were waiting. Including her bodyguard, who’d probably come looking for her if he didn’t have her back within the hour.
His heart sank; his ravenous libido snarled at the denial. But maybe it was for the best. This was some Class A kissing, and it felt damn amazing. Still, whatever this was between them, it had to be handled carefully. She was America’s Sweetheart, after all. What were the chances a woman like her could ever belong to a guy like him?
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