Rose Release Day!

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The Beach Brides series has another release out and this week I’ve even more excited, because it’s my contribution to the series!

About the book…

FOUND: Old-fashioned letter in a bottle on the beach…

Now what’s he supposed to do with it?

When his mother discovers a message in a bottle washed up on a Florida beach, Tanner Thomas scoffs at her insistence he contact the person who penned the note. With a vague promise to think about it, Tanner promptly tucks the bottle away and goes on with his life. Two years later, he finds the bottle in the back of a closet and can’t get the woman off his mind. Tormented by thoughts of the author of the sweet, romantic letter, Tanner finally reaches out to the old-fashioned girl, unprepared to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.




This little excerpt is from when Rose first meets Tanner.


When the man she’d seen on the beach last night strode inside, the cake stand slipped from her hands and fell to the floor with a loud clatter. Little cakes scattered everywhere.

For the length of several heartbeats, Rose remained too stunned by his appearance to blink let alone move. Mercy, but he looked even better in the broad light of day than he had in the moonlight.

“I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to startle you,” he said, his deep, resonant voice stirring something in her heart.

As he bent down to help pick up the scattered cakes, Rose breathed in his fragrance. It smelled like musk and spicy woods, and something entirely too appealing for her own good.

Tumnus scampered down the hall and into the fray, madly licking at frosting and crumbs stuck to the floor. Rose stood and brushed crumbs from her hands, her gaze fixed on the man who slowly stood and offered her a heart-melting smile.

“My apologies, sir, for such a… um… disruptive greeting.” Rose gulped, trying to calm her skittering nerves. “How may I be of assistance to you today?”

The man’s lazy grin caused heat to churn in her stomach while an electrical current zinged up her arms and down her legs. If he kept smiling at her like that, she was sure Lucille and Zetta would have more than just cake crumbs to clean off the floor. They’d find her in a mushy puddle there as well.

Mister Muscles-and-Seductive-Smiles took a step closer to her. “I’m looking for Rose.”

Available at Amazon for $2.99 or read with Kindle Unlimited, click here.

About the Series…

ROSE is  Book #9 in the series…

Twelve friends from the online group, Romantic Hearts Book Club, decide to finally meet in person during a destination Caribbean vacation to beautiful Enchanted Island. While of different ages and stages in life, these ladies have two things in common: 1) they are diehard romantics, and 2) they’ve been let down by love. As a wildly silly dare during her last night on the island, each heroine decides to stuff a note in a bottle addressed to her “dream hero” and cast it out to sea!

The series consists of twelve heartwarming, standalone novellas linked by a unifying theme and written by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors.

For more info about the other books in the series available at Amazon, click here.


Melissa McClone is featuring a fun giveaway on her blog today. Pop over for a chance to win a Thirty-One Zip-top Organizing Utility Tote (ZOUT), a fun beach sign, three seashell-shaped bath fizzies, and a wind chime.

You’re invited…

Don’t forget to come party with me today on the Beach Brides Series Reader’s Group. To join in the fun,  click here.

Each Tuesday from now until August 8th, a new Beach Brides title will be released.

The Beach Bride Series – Available only at Amazon

MEG by Julie Jarnagin
TARA by Ginny Baird
NINA by Stacey Joy Netzel
CLAIR by Grace Greene
JENNY by Melissa McClone
LISA by Denise Devine
HOPE by Aileen Fish
KIM by Magdalena Scott
ROSE by Shanna Hatfield
LILY by Ciara Knight
FAITH by Helen Scott Taylor
AMY by Raine English

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