I find one of the strangest, and most magical, aspects of writing romantic fiction is that once the characters come to life for me, they are real in a way real people are real. (Better yet, they don’t die…unless I end them, but I write light romantic fiction, so be assured that’s not happening!)
I don’t know all of the characters equally. You, the reader, won’t either, because secondary or minor characters don’t get as much stage time as the two falling in love. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t creating their own stories in a place I haven’t tapped completely yet.
What better time to tap the strange and magical world of story characters then October, when things come alive! Two of the characters readers have said they especially enjoyed are Livvy and Mindy, the five-year-old girls in my story Under a Halloween Moon. Livvy is the bolder of the two. She wiggles with glee when she can shock the adults but stay within bounds that don’t get her in trouble. You’ll discover that pretty quickly when she renames one of her teachers. Mindy is an accomplished observer, which makes her an skilled trickster. She giggles with glee when she can get a rise, and a laugh, out of those around her by pushing the envelope, but staying just within the limit. And what better time than Halloween to pull a trick!
Livvy’s single father Cam dedicates long hours to growing his architecture business to take care of his daughter. Mindy’s single mother is dedicated to her daughter and her job managing customer service for a local business that enables her to take care of her daughter.
When the story opens, Livvy and Mindy, new friends in kindergarten, have not considered the possibility of their parents getting together. Annika and Cam haven’t even met yet. But when a windy overcast Halloween parade meeting blossoms into a trick-or-treat evening under a Halloween moon, everyone is considering Annika and Cam together.
What specifically are Livvy and Mindy, our two potential matchmakers, thinking about this development that I didn’t show you in the story? We could be sisters!
I hope you’ll read Under A Halloween Moon, and fall under the spell of a sweet story destined to raise your spirits…
Pond designer Megan is not sure she can trust a man again, and Jason, a firefighter, is the poster boy for unpredictable. Is St. Valentine powerful enough to bring these two together?
After working at a nursery similar to the one Megan works at, I can tell you for sure, life is better around water ponds. And who doesn’t feel better when there’s a hunky fireman nearby? I hope you’ll enhance your Valentine’s week by spending time with Megan, her water gardens, and soon-to-be hers hunky firefighter Jason? You’ll have to find out!
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Happy Valentine’s Day!
For Keeps by Veronica Lynch
Does Meg stay in a high-stress job which fulfills her professionally and spiritually, or devote her life to the person who completes her?
Not Tonight by Barbara Burke
On a dark London night in the middle of a blitz, is it possible to fall in love?
Only Yours by Nancy Fraser
Can Rebecca expect her family and Garrett to understand that her desires have turned to his older brother?
Ooh La La by Doreen Alsen
Male Exotic Dancer + Buttoned Up Accountant = True Love.
Got Love by Angela Hayes
Cupid Tharin Terize wants fairy Flora Hawthorne to be his Valentine, not just for one night but for the rest of all time.
Ask Me by Laura Strickland
She never expects button-down Leo to hit all her buttons, but by the next morning, her hearts in danger.
Wait until you discover what Heidi Wessman Kneale has her candy hearts are up to in this sweet fun magical story. I love that Millie and Ray are not your clichéd romance heroine and hero. Mildred watches the suffragettes with longing; she wishes she could speak up and be heard. And Raymond stutters. Marry Me is a feel-good story for sure. Love triumphs, and the villain, a greasy “door knocker” who is forcing his suit on Millie, gets squashed but good. Cheers for Marry Me!
I’m excited it’s February!! Three more releases today from the Candy Heart Series, and two more release dates until I’m Sure, my own Candy Hearts story comes out on February 10th. This is a good month! Read on…
Be My Love by J.C. McKenzie
Can a snow storm and secluded cabin help Eric convince Brenna to be his love?
Dare Me by Debra Druzy
They say business and pleasure don’t mix, but champagne goes with everything…
Marry Me by Heidi Wessman Kneale
Never let a stutter get in the way of what you have to say.
And a two for one romance.
But Beth’s got serious baggage—an abusive ex-boyfriend who is due out on parole. April Hollingworth expertly weaves this serious story line into a sexy boy-and-girl-next-door pairing. Beth’s training at a gym in self-defense, and Jonathan and Mark, ex-Army partners, train and teach at the gym, so get ready for close encounters of fit bodies! Pick up Be Mine for flashes of heat and a very happy ever after.
Text Me by Erin Bevan
She answers an ad to find a date for the corporate Valentine’s dance, but is she if for a surprise when she pushes for that face-to-face meeting!
Surprise Me by Anita Kidesu
Sometimes a fantasy is better left undiscovered.
And they could all have the same subtitle: Read Me!
Be delightfully transported to Little Heron Shores as soon as you open Sweet Kiss. The community is so perfectly evoked, you’ll feel like you live there and of course you’re rooting for café owner Kate to get together with her returning best friend Tappe–who has sold his internet security company and is back in town to stay. Judy Ann Davis provides a masterful backdrop of hometown nostalgia for the rekindling of high school affection into adult forever after. Find out how Kate and Tappe maneuver through their own insecurities, and the roadblocks thrown up by Kate’s angry sister and the clueless postmistress attempting to reel in Tappe and make him husband number three.