Today on Nitty Gritty Romance, we are celebrating LOVE!!!!!
In honor of Valentine’s Day… a little teaser from Malcolm and Summer — Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star
“Yes…?” Her eyes were closed, and she arched off the bed, her chest pressing against his. She leaned back, opening her eyes. She smiled, and Malcolm put his hand to his heart, certain he had never seen a more beautiful creature, ever in his life.
“Baby, I—” He wanted to. Damn. He wanted to more than anything. But how unfair would that be? Being with him only led to disaster…
“Malcolm…” She dragged her nails down his back, pulling him closer. “I know. I do, too.”
He covered her mouth with his.
Straight-laced, veterinary surgeon, Summer Wynters is ready to break the rules. And who better to break them with than the most irreverent of all men, mega rock star Malcolm Angel? With one last summer free from work obligations, Summer moves to New York City, and at the coaxing of her friend, pretends to be a model so she can spend one wild night with Malcolm.
Rock star, Malcolm Angel, tortured by a dark past, may be the poet laureate of romance, but he, like science-minded Summer, has never believed in romantic love. How could he? With his history, he doesn’t deserve to be loved.
When Summer’s honesty, kindness, and exuberance for life changes his perspective, the two discover they are in deeper than either dreamed possible. But when Malcolm discovers Summer’s been perpetuating a lie, will he forgive her? Even if forgiveness is possible, can a man immune to love teach someone else to believe in it?
Where to find, Summer of Irreverence-The Rock Star
Happy Valentine’s Day! Happy Reading!
Today on Nitty Gritty Romance, we are thrilled to feature Jeannie Hall! Jeannie shares her story on achieving her dreams, and advises how we can achieve ours as well! What a perfect way to get ready for 2017!
2016 has been a transformative year for me. I became both traditionally and self-published for the first time. I’ve begun a personal journey to become healthier and happier – to date I’ve lost thirty-three pounds and have started my own writing business. I plan to leave my rather draining day job sometime within the first half of 2017. So now that Christmas is upon us, and with the New Year right around the corner, I’ve started to take stock of not only 2016, but my life in general.
I’m a happy person. I smile at strangers and feel cheerful much of the time. I’m grateful for all that I have. But sometimes I have struggled with bouts of sadness. Looking back at those times, I realize that those bouts were due to me not following my dreams. For years I’ve worked in jobs I didn’t enjoy – and sometimes stressed me out to the point of ill health – because I was afraid to do what I really wanted: to write.
Now that I’ve made the decision to focus the full strength of my heart and soul on my writing career, things are changing. In the month of November alone I was able to write and publish five eBooks – one, my Christmas novella, A Midnight Clear, and four nonfiction personal development books I’m calling my Writing in my Jammies series. Just a couple of months ago, I never could’ve imagined writing so much so easily. But now that I’ve dedicated myself to making writing my full time gig, taking care of myself and loving myself without limit, what seemed impossible is now happening. (By the way, I’m a retail manager working forty-five to fifty hour work weeks right now. That was also true in November.)
I’m a perfect example that believing in yourself and having faith in whatever higher power you believe in can work miracles. I’m following my fun and my passion, and my dreams – one by one – are coming true before my eyes. I realized that I deserve happiness – we all do. If I can do this, you can do it, too. Trust in your gut and if you have a dream, go after it with all your heart. If you do, your Christmas wishes and New Year’s Resolutions will have no choice but to come true. 🙂
Jeannie is also sharing her new release,
A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
Wanna check out a fun little Christmas read full of thrills and steamy romance? Try my new release A Midnight Clear.
Getting entangled in an FBI case involving an international drug cartel right at the holidays does not make for a merry Christmas. Even though she’s never left the U.S., evidence seems to prove Hannah Barker is a drug mule with the cartel. Ian Velez, the local chief sheriff’s deputy, is also on the case, but his gut tells him Hannah is innocent. Is she? Or is something far more nefarious at work?
Sounds great! Where to buy…? Amazon
Here’s a little about Jeannie:
Jeannie Hall is a multi-published nonfiction and fiction author, hailing from the Southern United States.
She writes the nonfiction “Writing in my Jammies” series of personal development books, meant to help others find more peace and happiness in their lives.
For her romantic thriller fiction stories, she uses her experiences growing up in the Deep South and love of nature as backdrops for her books. Jeannie enjoys writing intense and dark plots which twist in unexpected ways around her characters. She believes the best characters come from difficult and sometimes tragic pasts, building them into stronger women and men.
For more information about me and my journey, check out my website: WritingInMyJammies.com
How to connect with Jeannie…?
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Today on Nitty Gritty Romance, we are featuring the fabulous Rachael Richey! Rachael takes a moment during this busy holiday season to tell us what happiness is to her…
A Frosty Morning Walk
I find there’s nothing better than waking up to a crisp clear winter morning when the sun is shining and the frost is thick on the ground. We had a morning like that recently, and I took the opportunity to slip out for half an hour with my camera and make the most of it. Not much makes me happier than long walks in the country on my own. It’s one of the best ways to come up with new ideas for stories, and on a beautiful still cold morning it was perfect.
We’re very lucky to live opposite a large expanse of Forestry Commission land, and I managed to get some lovely pictures including this one of a frosty fir tree by a small pond, that reminded me just how close to Christmas we were getting. It was lovely to see the Christmas trees growing in the wild, and my early morning walk really put a spring in my step for the rest of the day.
Here’s Rachael’s newest release!
The Girl in the Painting
While her husband Gideon is recording a new album with his band NightHawk, Abi Hawk is busy getting her own career as a portrait painter back on track. Following the death of her father, which coincides with the opening night of her first exhibition in London, Abi and her daughter come across an old painting in his attic that sets them on a journey of discovery to Paris. They uncover an astonishing and unexpected love story, one that has repercussions to the present day. Meanwhile Gideon, in America to promote the new album, ignores Abi’s warnings and manages to put himself in a vulnerable situation that threatens to rock the stability of their marriage. Separated from Abi by nearly five thousand miles, and unable to speak to her, will he be able to resolve the situation before any real damage is done?
Ooo, sounds great! Where to find? Here’s a quick link to Amazon, but read on to find out where you can purchase all of Rachael’s books!
Rachael Richey lives in Cornwall with her husband and teenage son. She writes Women’s Fiction, and in 2014 signed a four book publishing deal with a publisher in New York. She has been writing since she was a child, starting with stories about her teddy bears and dolls.
She lived in the Hebrides for nearly fourteen years, having originally gone there to work for the summer season. She met and married her husband David whilst there, and had two children, before moving to Cornwall at the end of 2000.
There are currently four titles in The NightHawk Series, Storm Rising (Feb 2015), Rhythm of Deceit (July 2015), Cobwebs in the Dark (Feb 2016) and The Girl in the Painting (July 2016).
A fifth book, unrelated to the NightHawk Series (but published by the same publisher), is due out in 2017. This is a romantic comedy called Breaking All The Rules.
All the books are available as e-books or paperback from most online outlets including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, All Romance and BookStrand, as well as from the Publisher’s website.
Where to find Rachael!
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