Saturday, December 13, 2014

Santa Baby Blog Hop and Giveaway Dec. 13th-16th



 Santa baby, slip a sable under the tree, for me.  If those lyrics are playing on the radio it can mean only one thing the holiday season is upon us. That of course also means it is once again time for the Safari Heat Holiday Blog Hop.

When I think about the holiday season, I think about traditions. Almost all the holidays we celebrate in my family have at least one traditions attached to them. For example at Easter, the Easter Bunny leaves a candy trail from the girls' bedrooms to their Easter Baskets. Christmas is no different when it comes to traditions. The funny thing about traditions, however, is that over time they sometimes change. For example growing up in my family we always had a big fish dinner on Christmas Eve, and opened one present. Then on Christmas morning we opened the rest and then had big Christmas dinner.  
In my husband's family, however, Christmas Eve was always a bigger deal with the grandparents sleeping over and opening all the presents except those from Santa.  

Today, we have adapted his family traditions rather than mine. Do I mind? No, why? Because while traditions are great that doesn't mean you can not be flexible and change. That is what being a part of a family is all about. Perhaps that is why I love to write contemporary romances that are heavy in the family department.  One of my series The Sherbrookes of Newport which consist of 5 novels focuses on one wealthy and powerful family. My second series Love On The North Shore is all about the people and families in North Salem, Massachusetts. 

Now since this is a blog hop that means 1) you can enter to win lots of prizes including Kindle HD6 and 2) there are a lot of other blogs to visit.  To do both follow the link: 

Plus leave a comment here and tell me about your own holiday traditions and be entered to win a copy of The Sherbrookes of Newport: A Collection of Novels which included books 1 thru 3 of the series.



Friday, December 12, 2014

Cover Reveal: Hometown Love

I am excited to reveal the cover for Hometown Love, the second book in my series Love on The North Shore. Hometown Love will be out in January 2015.


If you have not yet read The Courage To Love, book 1 in the series pick it up today. It's free for all e-readers!




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Royal Visit: Thoughts on The Royal Family




Yesterday I read a headline about how Prince William rode along with commoners rather than take a private flight. While yes, technically the writers got it wrong, since in the United States there are no royals which means no commoners, I still read the article.  I must say that I am always impressed with the younger generation of British royals.  Despite the opportunities and privileges they have for the most part they do seem like a decent people.  Granted I have never met them, but they seem like everyday people.

Furthermore, while I wouldn't mind having a castle or two to live in, I actually feel a little bad for them and wouldn't want to trade places with them. It seems no matter where they go or what they do the media is around. They cannot celebrate or mourn for that matter without a camera showing up.  And unlike Hollywood celebrities or musicians, they did not ask to be in the spot light, instead they were just born to the wrong family.

What do you think? Would you trade places with them?

Friday, December 5, 2014

Box Set Lovers: The Sherbrookes of Newport A Collection of Novels






Books One, Two, and Three of The Sherbrookes of Newport Series. Previously Published Separately. Bundled For Your Convenience.



Book 1: The Teacher’s Billionaire 

What starts out as a plan to keep a family secret out of the media soon turns into so much more for billionaire Dylan Talbot as he falls in love with elementary school teacher Callie Taylor. But when Callie learns the truth about her relationship with the confirmed bachelor only complete honesty can save their love. 

Book 2: The Billionaire Playboy 

Legendary playboy Jake Sherbrooke arrives in North Salem with one thing in mind, helping the town recover from a devastating hurricane. Once there though he meets Charlotte “Charlie” O’Brien, a doctor in the US Navy, and he cannot help but be attracted to her. But can a relationship between a billionaire playboy and a woman afraid to let any man get to close survive his reputation? 

Book 3: The Billionaire Princess 

Self-made Christopher Hall has always admired his best friend’s sister, Sara Sherbrooke, from afar but he’s never dared take it any further. At least not until a one night stand following Jake’s wedding makes him believe his attraction might not be one sided. Soon both must decide if their growing romance is worth the possible consequences.




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Monday, December 1, 2014

Book Blast & Giveaway: Entangle






Don’t judge me for what I’m about to say. I tried to do things the right way. I wore the big white dress and rode off with Prince Charming. Then Charming changed his mind. See, that’s the part they don’t tell you; he can change his mind. These days, I don’t put my heart in anyone’s hands because I don’t even know where I’ve left it.

Enter Leo. Blue-eyed specimen of a man, stirring me awake in ways I never thought possible. I think I should indulge myself for once.  Because one time is all I need. Then he goes and weaves simple, deliberate movements into pure, gilded pleasure. And I’m hooked. I’m so blinded by desire I barely notice the gaping hole opening underneath me, the one that’s sure to swallow me entirely. Because every time I’ve dared to get close to someone, they’ve cracked me wide open.

Why should this time be any different?

Excerpt

Our eyes meet again and I feel the electricity weaving in the air between us. It takes every ounce of control to keep my hands on the desk behind me. Then my eyesight darts to a purple speck on her cheek.

“Is that…” I don’t realize what I’m doing until I reach over to her and brush a finger along her skin to pick it up. Her response is immediate; she freezes up at my touch. “Is this confetti?”

She leans in to get a closer view.

“Oh. Yeah. I was at a kid’s party earlier.” She takes hold of my hand with her own to inspect the purple speck I’m holding on the tip of my finger. She goes on pretending she doesn’t notice our proximity, but still lowers her voice a notch. “I got caught in a piƱata explosion.”

“Sounds terrifying.”

Our voices are just above a whisper now. Because we’re standing so close together, there’s no need to speak louder than that. My breathing slows as I look down toward her mouth and watch as her lips form the next words.

“It was. I barely made it out alive.”

I’m not sure what happened next and I don’t know who made the first move, who closed the gap between us. All I know is that her face is suddenly in my hands and I’m kissing her. Hard. Her mouth parts to my tongue, her own joining me willingly.

Her entire body melts into mine as she wraps her arms around my neck. Our kiss is desperate. I grab her by her waist and move our bodies around until her back hits the door. I press her against it. My hands slide up and down her body, grasping at whatever I can reach.

Meet The Author

Veronica Larsen is a novelist who enjoys writing emotionally rousing stories laced with potent sexuality. She particularly enjoys writing about intelligent and independent women who give the male lead a run for their money. When Veronica isn’t writing, she is working on graphic design projects. She enjoys losing herself in a good book and spending time with her husband and young son.

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