It’s Book Birthday for HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT!

As I sit here, prepping this post for November 7th, I’m struggling to comprehend the fact that I am about to release my sixth novel. And of those six, three have released in 2016 alone.

That’s just…wow. I can’t even put what I’m feeling into words. (Pretty sad, since I’m an author and all.😉 lol )

What I can say is that I am truly humbled by all the love, encouragement, and support that I’ve received along the way. My readers, my friends, my family…you all make this endeavor worthwhile. And though some books are tougher to write than others, presenting them for the first time to the world will never get old.

With that, I’d like to introduce you to my sixth book baby, HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT.

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For readers who enjoyed the comforts of home and the (entertaining) family environment in the Checkerberry Inn’s first book (HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR, Sept 2015) you’ll recognize plenty of faces and settings in this second book of the series. Only this time, Miles has met his match. Again.

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So be sure to grab your copy today–it can give you something to do while you’re standing in the line at the polls this week.😉 Thanks so much for your support, everyone, and I can’t wait to hear what you thought of Miles and Stephanie!

Blurb:

Sometimes you’ve got to fake it ‘til you make it…

Stephanie Fitzpatrick wanted out of the spotlight after her pro-golfer husband was caught on camera cheating. But when she returns to Michigan for a job interview and some much-needed R&R, a fib told by her well-meaning sister has her looking for a temporary fiancé, or she can kiss her new start good-bye.
Desperate to hide the truth, she goes to the one man who can help—her former best friend.

Miles Masterson is relieved to see the Checkerberry Inn beginning to thrive once more. Not only does it ease his mind about his grandmother’s financial future, but also about his decision to finally escape town. But then one all grown up and sexy as hell friend from the past shows up needing rescue. Now the temptation to change the “temporary” arrangement into something more is making it harder to think about leaving.

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Excerpt:

Miles hung up, then dropped back into his office chair and scanned the space around him. This office had been his second home since graduation. It was where he’d cut his teeth on finances, played accountant, payroll clerk, marketing coordinator—you name it, if it had to do with anything other than manual labor here at the inn, he’d done it. And now, at long last, that was finally all about to change.

It wasn’t that he disliked the inn, or hated working for his grandmother. But the profits had been slim to none too often in the past, and keeping the old beauty afloat during the post 9/11 economic slump had taken its toll on him. And on Ruby. Every day she got a little older, a little more frail. But Brent was the responsible grandson, and he was on her payroll now as well. That meant the responsibility of watching out for their beloved Ruby could now officially be handed off, and no one would be able to misinterpret Miles’s overprotective ways for her anymore.

He suddenly felt a great weight lifted from his shoulders. He stood, drew in a deep breath, and made an executive decision to cut out of work early. For years he’d put his time in and then some. To say he’d earned a little comp time would be an understatement.

Besides, what would Ruby do if he left early—fire him?

With a smile on his face and feeling lighter than he had in years, Miles headed for the hall. Halfway to the lobby, a ping sounded from his phone. An email was in his inbox, the subject Techworks Info. He opened it with a flick of his thumb, rounded the corner, and caught his foot on an unexpected object. Unable to stop his forward momentum, Miles tripped over a pile of gaudy pink luggage and landed painfully on his right side. His cell went skidding down the hall as a startled squeak rang out from the luggage’s owner.

“Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry! I stopped to adjust my grip and suddenly you were there and…and, well, there just wasn’t enough time to react.”

An outstretched hand came into his peripheral vision. With a grimace, Miles pushed himself into a sitting position. This was just one out of a hundred—no, a thousand—things he wouldn’t miss when he left the inn: awkward encounters with flighty guests. He took a deep breath and looked toward the responsible party, ready to lie that it was quite all right and he was just fine. But then his gaze locked onto a ball cap-wearing, heart-shaped face with auburn brows drawn together above dark, oversized sunglasses.

Recognition hit him like a freight train. No cap or sunglasses in the world could keep him from recognizing his childhood best friend. The one girl who’d unknowingly set the bar for all those who came after, and set it so high that Miles had given up trying to find someone able to reach it.

“Stephanie?”

It’s blog tour time for HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT

Good morning, everyone! Hopefully this post finds you bright-eyed and sans any post-Halloween belly ache. *wink* And though I’m not offering candy today, I am sharing something sweet: news of the blog tour for my next sweet romance from Entangled BLISS, which releases next Monday!!!

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HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT, book 2 in the Checkerberry Inn series, is nearly here. And to celebrate, I’ll be appearing with interviews, excerpts, and giveaways on a variety of blogs for the next two weeks. Follow along for your chance to win one of three signed copies of book 1 in the series, HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR. (Of course, if you have that one already, I’m sure we can find another suitable alternative…)

So follow along the tour, and be sure to pre-order your copy today–it’ll arrive just in time for you to have on your electronic devices for those long lines on election day.😉

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New Release: Eden’s Deliverance by Rhenna Morgan

Happy Tuesday to my favorite blog followers! Deviating from all the blah blah blah about me and my books today to wish the uber-amazing Rhenna Morgan a very happy release day for EDEN’S DELIVERANCE, the final book in her Eden series. I fell in love with this series from page one of the first book (UNEXPECTED EDEN) and was lucky enough to get my greedy little hands on early editions of the rest of this series. Not once did the EDEN books disappoint!

Be sure to run out and grab your copy of EDEN’S DELIVERANCE (and the rest of the series if you haven’t already) today!

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About the book:

Captured as a child and forced into slavery by the Rebellion’s leader, Brenna Haven was raised in near isolation with the utmost cruelty. She knew nothing of kindness, or compassion, until Fate orchestrated her rescue. Finally free, she wants nothing more than to return to her home. To reconnect with her human family and live a simple, quiet life. But her newfound powers demand an entirely different future. One fraught with danger, and a terrifying role in an ancient Myren prophecy.

A battle-hardened warrior and sworn bodyguard to the king, Ludan Forte wields a powerful, memory stealing gift. But his skill comes with a price. A torturous burden he’s hidden since his awakening over a hundred years ago. He never dreamed he’d find relief, let alone be tempted to forgo his vows to the king. Yet in Brenna’s sweet, beguiling presence, the weight he bears is lifted. And when her role in the prophecy threatens her life, he’ll stop at nothing to keep her safe.

About the Author:

RMA native Oklahoman with two beautiful girls and a fantastic husband, Rhenna Morgan is a certified romance junkie and has a resume that reflects her passion for new experiences. Since graduating with a Bachelors in Radio, Television, and Film at Oklahoma State, she’s racked up positions ranging from on-air radio talent, skip tracer, and promotions director, to real estate agent, project manager, and business analyst.

Like most women, she’s got obligations stacked tight from dawn to dusk. To combat the crush of reality, she’s turned to romance as her primary source of escape ever since she cracked the spine on her first Christine Feehan book years ago. Whether it’s contemporary, paranormal, or fantasy you’re after, Rhenna’s stories pack new, exciting worlds, and strong, intuitive men who fight to keep the women they want.

For advance release news and exclusive content, sign up for her newsletter below. For social antics and an abundance of smoking hot man candy, follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or Rhenna’s Romantics.

 

Upcoming Blog Tour and ARCs

Happy Monday, everyone! We’re at T-minus 30 days for the release of HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT (November 7th), and early reviews have me smiling. If you’re a blogger or reviewer, don’t miss out on your chance to join the blog tour and/or grab an advanced copy (ARC) of the book!

For more information on the blog tour, click here: BLOG TOUR

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And if you’re a NetGalley member and would like to offer a review for the tour, click here: NetGalley.

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Also, if you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, be sure to do so! I’ll be giving away books as part of the pre-order fun! You can sign up here: Kyra’s Newsletter. (Don’t worry, you won’t get inundated with emails. Just updates on new releases and sales!)

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Romance Is…Part 8

This is it, everyone–the final post in my picture blog series. I hope you’ve enjoyed it, was fun for me to try something a little different. (Also gave me tons of great ideas for future scenes in my BLISS books!) Be sure to watch for HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT on Monday, November 7th (for fans of book 1, be prepared to see Miles Masterson meet his match), and remember: romance can be as sweet as you like, as shown in example #8 :

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It’s Here! #CoverReveal for HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Oh, do I have a surprise for you today: the cover reveal for my next Checkerberry Inn novel, HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT.

Any guesses as to who that might be on the cover?😉

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Yep, for all those Miles fans out there, your wait is nearly over!

HER UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT releases November 7th. Until then, how about a blurb to introduce you to our main characters? And no worries, your favorites from book 1 (HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR) are back at the inn waiting for you.

BLURB:

Sometimes you’ve got to fake it ‘til you make it…

Stephanie Fitzpatrick wanted out of the spotlight after her pro-golfer husband was caught on camera cheating. But when she returns to Michigan for a job interview and some much-needed R&R, a fib told by her well-meaning sister has her looking for a temporary fiancé, or she can kiss her new start good-bye. Desperate to hide the truth, she goes to the one man who can help—her former best friend.

Miles Masterson is relieved to see the Checkerberry Inn beginning to thrive once more. Not only does it ease his mind about his grandmother’s financial future, but also about his decision to finally escape town. But then one all grown up and sexy as hell friend from the past shows up needing rescue. Now the temptation to change the “temporary” arrangement into something more is making it harder to think about leaving.

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Hmm, somehow that just doesn’t feel like enough. Perhaps a short excerpt, to get to know them a bit better?…

EXCERPT:

Half an hour after the service ended, Miles sat among the locals in the far corner of the Checkerberry’s dining room, a cup of coffee in his hands and mind a million miles away. What could she possibly want to ask him? And why did it have to be down by the old pond, of all places, where hopes and dreams left unfulfilled still haunted him the most?

A gentle hand lit upon Miles’s shoulder, and the floral fragrance his grandmother reserved for church tickled his nose. He was surprised she’d taken this long to come and start a game of twenty questions.

“Stephanie isn’t joining us?” said Ruby.

“No. And before you ask, I did extend the offer.”

The Checkerberry always provided a free lunch for anyone who attended Tom Granville’s services. Ruby claimed it was her penance for taking time “off” to attend the service, but Miles was willing to bet his next paycheck it was because she was sweet on old Tom. Not that she’d ever admit it. No, Ruby was always too busy playing matchmaker with everyone else.

Himself included.

“Such a shame. I do so hate seeing you here, sitting by yourself.”

Miles cast a glance down the long table toward the rest of their motley crew and found most of the others to be evenly paired. Hell, even old Tom was at the moment, his stoic grandson at his side looking less than thrilled to be there. Though, seeing as those two were wedged in between two other unfamiliar couples, he couldn’t really blame the guy. Heck, Miles didn’t want to be here himself, and it was his family’s inn.

“I’m perfectly fine sitting here alone, Ruby. Just like every other Sunday.”

“Of course you are, dear.” She gave his shoulder a small pat. “Though, it’s not often I see you staring off into the woods, pining for anyone.”

His gaze narrowed. “Since when have I ever been a piner?”

The corners of her eyes crinkled as a knowing smile stretched across her sun-worn face. Ruby gave his shoulder another small squeeze, then made her way back to an open seat near old Tom.

Pining. Miles cast a scowl out the window. So yeah, maybe a small part of him wished Stephanie would have joined them for lunch, get her joking and laughing like old times and introduce her to Kayla. Both dangerous lines of thinking, especially when he was mentally preparing to leave this sad little college town. What he really should be doing was reviewing the updated cover letter Freddie had sent over this morning. But he’d promised to meet Steph down by the pond, and no matter how anxious the idea of being alone with her there made him, he would keep his word…

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Did you miss book one? No worries, you can learn more about HER UNEXPECTED DETOUR here.