Summer is just around the corner….can you feel it? Okay, maybe not quite in the Pacific Northwest where summer doesn’t seem to really show up until after July 4th. But, summer is coming and to celebrate summer, I am participating in the Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop!
Do you have a favorite summer memory? One of my favorite summer memories is dating a guy who I met on my parent’s sailboat during college. My boyfriend took me to see an old, and abandoned hotel on the shores of Lake Ontario called The Elmheart Hotel. I fell in love with that hotel and the old ballroom. I envisioned a restored hotel with dances, music, and wonderful food. However, before I finished college, the old hotel burned. (You can read more about the Elmheart Hotel here)
But, this past Valentine’s Day, I was able to bring that hotel back to life in a sweet, contemporary short romance, VINTAGE VALENTINE.
Story Blurb: On Valentine’s Day, Hailey returns home to the Elmheart Hotel with her ten-year-old daughter. After years away, Hailey is happy to help celebrate her grandparent’s golden wedding anniversary. But, when Hailey finds former, high school boyfriend, Patrick, working as the hotel’s chef, she will have to find a way to tell Patrick the secret she has kept for ten years in this sweet contemporary romance short story.
You can find VINTAGE VALENTINE at Amazon here.
And…..I also brought back those days of sailing and romance back to life in my sweet, contemporary, sailor series. You can find more information about the Sailor Series at my website here.
Story Blurb: Smart and savvy Sabrina runs a small bed and breakfast in Western New York, and is doing everything she can to risk falling in love again. Meanwhile, sexy and successful Damon has the world at his doorstep–except for the one woman he’s never forgotten, Sabrina, his first love. When the town hosts a Sailing Regatta, Damon shows up at Sabrina’s Bed and Breakfast as one of the crew in the race. But, surrendering to love is not easy, and it will take a storm to show both Sabrina and Damon that some things are worth holding onto. Love’s Storms is the first short story in the sweet, contemporary sailor series.
Story Blurb: Cassie Richardson enjoys serving as President of the Sailing Club Foundation Board and overseeing the smooth running of operations. But, when former boyfriend, Eric Atkins, steps in to fill the role of Board Treasurer, things begin spiraling out of control. Soon, Cassie and Eric are tossed together in an auction and find themselves bidding on love. But will a bidding war be enough to overcome the past? Love’s Bid is the second short story in the Sailor Romance series. Love’s Bid is the second short story in the sweet, contemporary Sailor Series.
Story Blurb: Skipper Bill and Elizabeth have been friends forever. But, when Elizabeth is offered a job interview across the country, these two friends are going to need the help of a little mistletoe to find their holiday romance. Can mistletoe turn friendship to Christmas romance in this short holiday romance? Love’s Christmas Gift is the third story in the sweet, contemporary sailor series.
Now, for the Hot Summer Nights Blog Hop!
I’d love to hear your summer memories! Leave me a comment with your email address and be entered a chance to win my blog’s prize in the hop which is a $10 Amazon Gift Card! (US or INT). No more than one comment per person.
Then, leave a comment on EACH blog in the hop (you can find the whole list here). Each comment gives you the opportunity to win ONE of the Grand Prizes:
Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon Gift Card
Winners of the Grand Prize will be drawn from all the names of people commenting in the hop and will be drawn at random and notified no later than May 31, 2013.