THREE KISS CLAUSE by CHRISTOPHER HARLAN

‘Whichever way this whacky thing goes, at the very least, maybe I can show her that not all guys are total assholes.’

The Three Kiss Clause by Christopher Harlan was not only a great romance, it also had hilarious one liners and a great message about stereotyping. The writing was engaging, flawless and full of humorous banter, as well as scorching chemistry. We really enjoyed Tori and Cormac’s ‘fake boyfriend’ story which was told in dual pov’s, so flawlessly. Can an experiment between a publisher and potential new Author prove just why a ‘controversial’ book should be published?

We really enjoyed this romantic comedy from Christopher Harlan and definitely hope he writes more. If and when he does we’ll be first in line to read it, especially if it’s Shoshana’s story, fingers crossed! The Three Kiss Clause was so very sexy, so very sweet and so very funny leaving us with huge smiles on our faces.

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Hot New Romance Novels | February 2020

Hot New Romance Novels | February 2020

Have you made your way through your romance reading list and looking for a new favorite book to get lost in? We’ve rounded up some of the best new romance novels from bestselling author Kelly Jamieson, Betty Shreffler, Sophie Barnes, Emma Hart, Winter Renshaw, Rachel Van Dyken, and Kathy Ireland. Get your hands on them now!


Firecracker

by Kelly Jamieson

Release Date: January 28, 2020

Arden Lennox’s charmed life may be in pieces, but she refuses to move back in with her parents. She is no longer the prom-queen married to the football star. She is broke but it’s time she stood on her own two feet. She finds a cheap (free) under-construction unit in a quaint Chicago brownstone. And it comes with a surprise… Tyler Ramirez, her brother’s high school best friend is now a smoking hot firefighter and spending his spare time hammering, drilling, and screwing in her unit.

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King of Kings

by Betty Shreffler

Release Date: January 21, 2020

The third book in A Kings MC Romance series from Betty Shreffler… I told myself that I didn’t want her and I didn’t need her. But that was all a lie. I craved her. But I know she is off-limits, especially right now when my enemies want to put a bullet in my back. They think they can use her to get to me but that will be their downfall. I am the president of the Kings MC and I will do whatever it takes to protect the ones I love.

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The Forgotten Duke

by Sophie Barnes

Release Date: January 28, 2020

The fifth book in the bestselling Diamonds In The Rough historical romance series by Sophie Barnes… Carlton Guthrie is known as the scoundrel of St. Giles. When he sees a runaway brode in the London slums, he offers to help. But it wasn’t out of the kindness of his heart, but because she is the daughter of the Earl of Hedgewick. He can use Regina to get revenge on her father. It was the perfect plan… until he starts to fall for her innocent beauty.

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Frenemies

by Emma Hart

Release Date: January 28, 2020

My hot as hell college booty call has moved in next door along with his adorable daughter. The only time we ever got along was under the sheets. It seems nothing has changed because it only takes two minutes of him on my front porch for us to start fighting. That little fact doesn’t seem to bother my eighty-year-old grandmother and roommate, who is determined to see me get married. And she has her eyes set on me and Mason Black.

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The Cruelest Stranger

by Winter Renshaw

Release Date: January 20, 2020

It was a misty Thursday night at a bar called Ophelia’s when I saw him for the first time. After a trying day, I was there to drown my sorrows and he was there to escape the storm. We had a brief and incredibly cruel exchange, then the handsome stranger bolted. At two cocktails deep, I decided to follow him, determined to give him a piece of my mind. I ended my chase when I realized where he was going. They say not to judge someone unless you know their story but I could have never anticipated this.

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Fashion Jungle

by Rachel Van Dyken & Kathy Ireland

Release Date: January 28, 2020

The new romance from bestselling authors Kathy Ireland and Rachel Van Dyken… Fashion Jungle follows the story of four women Brittany, Zoe, Everlee, and Danica. They are on four very different paths in one incredibly cutthroat world. In the world of the Fashion Jungle, it’s eat or be eaten… but if you make it out alive, you might just have a story to tell.

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Books To Read If You Like Isabel Allende

Books To Read If You Like Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende is a New York Times Bestselling Author of literary fiction novels. Some of her most popular recent releases include A Long Petal of the Sea, In the Midst of Winter, The House of Spirits, and The Japanese Lover. If you’re looking for some new literary fiction books for your library, we think you will adore these new books to read if you like Isabel Allende!


Angels in the Rough

by Cece Whittaker

Release Date: January 19, 2020

The fourth book in the bestselling Serve Series by Cece Whittaker… Angels in the Rough is a cozy chronicle of comic mishaps and the lighter side of post-war romance. In a small New Jersey town in 1944, Annie is set to have the life she always dreamed of. But when Sly exits and Joanie’s fiancé doesn’t communicate with her, the girls are immersed in a continuing mystery,

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Tomorrow and Yesterday

by Kris Francoeur

Release Date: January 28, 2020

Delaney Adams isn’t hiding from her past because she doesn’t have a past. Well, at least as far as anyone currently in her life knows. Her life is exactly how she wants it to be. She has a great job, a supportive group of friends, and no romantic life. Then she meets artist James McDaniels and has to fight her attraction to him, her distrust of men, and the fear of rejection if he finds out who she really is.

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In a Field of Blue

by Gemma Liviero

Release Date: February 1, 2020

From the bestselling author of The Road Beyond Ruin… England 1922. Rudy’s brother Edgar went missing in war-torn France four years ago. He is still in mourning and struggles with so many unanswered questions. Rudy and his mother find it hard to move on. When the enigmatic Mariette arrives at the family’s manor everything changes. She claims to be Edgar’s widow and mother of his child.

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The Fortunate Ones

by Catherine Hokin

Release Date: January 20, 2020

Berlin 1944. Felix Thalberg has the weight of the world on his shoulders. Under Nazi rule, his city is changing. At home things re no better. His father hasn’t left the house since he was forced to wear a yellow star and his mother is getting thinner by the day. Then Felix’s life changed forever when he meets a mysterious young woman in a dance hall.

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The Chocolatier

by Jan Moran

Release Date: January 28, 2020

San Francisco 1953. Celina Savoia is heartbroken after the mysterious death of her husband. As a second-generation chocolatière, she makes a promise to their son to take him to Italy’s Amalfi coast to introduce him to his father’s family. Just as she embarks on her magical new life, she starts to suspect that her husband had a dark secret.

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The Forgotten Wife

by Emma Robinson

Release Date: January 27,2020

There is a room in Shelley’s house where she shuts away a never used baby blanket. In a box, under a bed, behind a door she never opens. She leaves it there so she won’t forget. Every day she acts like everything is normal. She goes to work and follows her routine to pretend like the bad stuff never happened. But one day everything changes.

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Interview with Wilkie Martin, Author of Razor

What can you tell us about your new release, Razor?

It is a dark comedy with a pinch of fantasy about a man calling himself Razor who is riddled with guilt after the death of his wife. When an attempted suicide is foiled, he realises he lacks the courage to try again and comes up with a brilliant plan—he hopes to end his life by heroically rescuing vulnerable people in danger. To his annoyance, a pair of mysterious strangers befriend him and keep getting in the way and as life stumbles on, he comes to realise there was more to his wife’s death than was apparent. He can’t find out what it was unless he stays alive, and someone wants him out of the way.

Although it changed course during the writing, Razor began as a sort of anti-Jack Reacher character, a world-weary hero lacking special skills, knowledge and courage.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always enjoyed stories and took to reading them from the moment I could make the written word make sense. When I was a child, my favourite part of the day at school was the time when we were given free rein to write our own and the impulse has always been there. Probably every book I’ve ever read has inspired me, but reading Tolkien as an adolescent had a massive impact. Having to work and getting into scuba diving took up too much of my time and I wrote little for too many years until I noticed the local college was running creative writing classes. I signed up, enjoyed it, learned a lot and decided writing was what I wanted to do.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I’ve read so many great books that singling out a top 5 seems mean to the rest of them! In addition, some authors such as Terry Pratchett, Tom Sharpe and Dickens wrote so many that it’s difficult to pick a favourite. However, here’s this week’s top five best books: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, Catch 22 by Joseph Heller, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham, The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I’d love to talk to Neil Gaiman, who seems to have an unlimited imagination. I’d ask him about graphic novels because he appears to be a master of the form and I don’t really understand their appeal. What am I missing, Neil?

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The part where the characters dictate that the plot must move in a totally unexpected direction. For me, that’s when an abstract set of ideas starts to become a story. I also enjoy it when a draft has been re-written and edited to the point where it suddenly feels like a novel.

What is a typical day like for you?

Too many years working in an office got to me and I tend to work between 9 in the morning and 6 in the evening, though most days I also take some exercise and have a walk to ensure I am not too sedentary. At weekends, I tend not to write much, and find a break can allow new ideas to flower.

What scene in Razor was your favorite to write?

The one where Razor encounters a mentally unstable homeless man sheltering beneath a bridge. The poor man is terrified by a black-clad demon that Razor just can’t see, but Razor uses the opportunity to find a clue to a bloody murder.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

Not really, but I’ve always liked this one from Terry Pratchett: ‘They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it’s not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance.’

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Interview with Cece Whittaker, Author of Angels in the Rough

What can you tell us about your new release, Angels in the Rough?

In Angels in the Rough, Joan, Annie, Helen, and Bernice are trying to move on with their lives as their true loves return from service in World War II. But the men are still fighting for those same things at home that they fought for abroad, in different ways. Their distraction from the women and preoccupation with life’s basics creates great frustration for Annie and Joan, who are so longing for romance. Their disappointment reaches a wild combination of distress and hilarity when an urgent need for their help changes everything. Very much on the lighter side, this fourth book in the Serve Series is about people’s connections and how comedic everyday life can be. But also it celebrates the importance of being true to oneself through the daily struggle of making the grade.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

It’s hard to know exactly what led me to writing, but it was probably the hours of listening to Mom’s funny character voices as she read us stories like Henry Huggins, Ellen Tibbets, Tom Sawyer, and Grimm’s Faery Tales. Dad had the same funny voice for each character which amused us all to no end. He liked to read unusual stories such as Slovenly Peter, the Cat Who Walked Alone, and Treasure Books, which for some reason he always referred as “Treasure Boxes.” Those experiences were kind of the lift-off point of wanting to create something good myself.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

The World of Jeeves, P.G. Wodehouse
The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich
The House at Pooh Corner, A.A. Milne
The Last Battle, C.S. Lewis
Hank the Cowdog Series, John R. Erickson

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I would probably ask the ghost of P.G. Wodehouse how he found so many unsavory situations in which to put poor Bertie Wooster, and if he had any help coming up with all of the miraculous solutions his Jeeves routinely brought about.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Writing fiction is my gateway to making life how I want it to be. It gets me to that kind of humorous Eutopia where my characters’ focus is on following instinct, finding the right answer, listening to love, and listening to God, and give us a lot to laugh about in the process.

What is a typical day like for you?

One of these days, I’m thinking I’ll have a typical day! Generally I have a coffee, play with the dogs then go into my office or somewhere in the car to work. I love to work in public place for the multitude of ideas one gets from being “a fly on the wall.” At least once a week I meet a friend for lunch and laughter in one of our luscious diners in New Jersey.

What scene in Angels in the Rough was your favorite to write?

I don’t even have to stop and think about this answer! I was working with two of the characters, Joan and Annie, who are both a little frustrated with their romantic situations. I was remembering the way one of my sisters used to slam around the kitchen when she was mad, and we’d kid her that she was acting like our grandmother, who used to wash dishes and stack them into the dish drainer so hard that you could hear the clanking all the way through the house. Of course that kind of kidding only made my sister angrier. And that’s what happened to poor Joan as she tried to make herself a calming cup of tea. The stove wasn’t working, and in her anger she showered herself in cold water from the kettle, and then miss-stepped and actually fell down onto the kitchen floor. When Annie comes in right after that, she can’t see Joan on the floor because she’s on the far side of the table, and Annie also slips in the water, pulling both the table and the tablecloth down on top of her. Just as she lands, and discovers that she’s got company, their friend Bernice walks in and discovers them. I don’t know if that ever happened later in my sister’s life, but Joan gave me a great way to revisit those days and create a comical scene which still makes me laugh!

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

I think my philosophy which I try live by, not always successful there, is “Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven,” which is a quotation from the Bible, by the Gospel writer, Matthew. Basically, to me it means put only your best foot forward, and take the time to make the right decisions, however hard that may be.

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Interview with Emma Hart, Author of Frenemies

What can you tell us about your new release, Frenemies?

It’s a super fun romantic comedy about what happens when your old college booty call moves in next door—except he’s now got a three-year-old daughter. There’s a prank war, a naughty puppy, and a meddling Grandma who likes to read obituaries over breakfast.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always loved books and reading, but I didn’t start to write until I was at home with my daughter when she was a baby. My husband came home from work one day and said, “My God, why don’t you write a book instead of reading one?” So I did, and the rest is history. He’s never let me live that down.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Oh, gosh. This is cruel. If I just pick any five of the Harry Potter books, does that count?
If not, these are the ones that have stuck with me: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone for US readers), The Twins at St Clare’s by Enid Blyton, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and Mallory Towers by Enid Blyton.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

Oh without a doubt: JK Rowling. I would ask her ALL the things about Harry Potter, the world building, the little nuggets that all tie in to something wonderful. But I’d probably cry first.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

That I’m creating a world that people can escape into. Good days, bad days, long days—the end product of all the hard work is a world where people can forget all their problems and immerse themselves into.

What is a typical day like for you?

Hectic! After my kids have gone to school and my kittens have been fed, I catch up on some emails/admin work. When my husband gets back from the school run, we discuss advertising and other data (he’s my ads/numbers guy, that stuff goes right over my head!) and then I’ll head out to my office and start writing. My assistant usually wakes up around my lunchtime since I’m in the UK, so I’ll check in with her on all things publicity, then get back to work writing or getting her some things that she needs to do her job. When my kids get home, it’s all about them until they head upstairs after dinner, and depending on where I am in a writing cycle, one off three things happens: write some more, do some graphic design work, or read/play Pokémon or The Sims to unwind.

What scene in Frenemies was your favorite to write?

Hands down the book club scene where Mason joins. I have a terrible habit of laughing at myself as I write, and this was one scene I found hilarious to put on paper.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

I don’t have anything specific—I actually have an entire wall of quotes that I need to put up in my new office since we just moved, but I do believe that nothing in life worth having comes easily, and that if you can dream it, you can do it.
Also: wine always helps.

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Interview with J.S. Hudson, Author of Enhanced

What can you tell us about your new release, Enhanced?

I consider Enhanced to be my best novel to date. It’s about four friends in high school that are struggling to reach their goals, and through dire circumstances, they happen upon the chance to become cybernetically enhanced. This seems like a cure-all. But as their goals draw nearer, their relationships with each other become more and more distant. Focussing on escalating issues with their parents and peers while attempting to control their new abilities consumes them. Meanwhile, they have no idea about the magnitude of danger they’re in, or who is hunting them down.

There was a lot of turmoil in my life during the writing of Enhanced and it spilled out onto the pages. I set out to write just a good sci-fi thriller, but my heart literally bled into a few of the scenes. Although it’s a Y.A. novel – not graphic or disturbing, it’s a deeply emotional book for me, and I hope the parts that moved me, move you as well.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I believe my inspiration to write comes originally from a gift placed inside me by God. I’m not saying that I’m special, because we all have different gifts – mine just happens to be telling stories. One thing that appeals to me about writing is the longevity of a finished work and the ability of stories to teach without teaching. There’s a saying that a smart man learns from his own mistakes but a wise man learns from others mistakes. In other words, the characters in a book are those “others” and we can learn a lot by reading about them.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

My favorite books are the old Dungeons & Dragons paperbacks of my youth, the theology of C.S. Lewis, and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

If I was the host of a literary talk show, my first guest would be Stephen King. I would ask him to plan out my next ten years of writing across the airwaves for accountability’s sake.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

The thing I love most about writing, is the ability to bring to life characters that you’d like to know personally or possibly defeat in battle – also places you’d like to visit or possibly flee from. It’s not a God complex, but the satisfaction over the worldbuilding aspect of writing might originate upstairs.

What is a typical day like for you?

A typical day for me is a constant struggle against distraction. For me, passion only gets me so far, but self-discipline is my very best friend. I wake up and write as much as I can, usually around 1500-2500 words on a good day. The rest of my hours consist of trying to slip in marketing, media, and more writing, amidst my other, sometimes more important, responsibilities. I try to go to bed with either chocolate, black licorice, or candied ginger, but more often than not it’s just minty toothpaste and a cool pillow.

What scene in Enhanced was your favorite to write?

My favorite scene in Enhanced, believe it or not, is a scene with Ashley (The girl on the cover) at a restaurant with her mom. They haven’t seen each other for a while because of an awkward separation from Ashley’s father. There’s a huge elephant in the room as they exchange pleasantries, but they’re unable to stave off an inevitable blowout. Good stuff…

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

I’d say my motto in life right now is “If you’re gonna fail, fail with friends.” Failure is inevitable, but if we don’t let the shame of failure isolate us, and instead, latch on to those who love us, we can go through seasons of failure much easier and much more quickly, too.

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Interview with Jeffrey L. Kohanek, Author of Wizardoms: Eye of Obscurance

What can you tell us about your new release, Wizardoms: Eye of Obscurance?

Eye of Obscurance is the first book in the Fate of Wizardoms epic, a tale of magic, intrigue, and twisted executions of many beloved epic fantasy tropes. It is an assassination/heist story that takes place in a world ruled by wizards and the ambitious vie for thrones able to grant the power of a god. Book one sets the table for a sprawling, epic adventure told in a modern, fast-paced style.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I have always had a desire to create and fulfilled that need in various ways over the years including, drawing, painting, home remodeling, or building things. In 2014, my kids were nearing the end of high school, and I found myself with spare time I had previously lacked. That was when I decided to leverage the creative writing courses I had taken years earlier, and I began to write.

I now have over a million words published, and I recently retired from my day job to write full-time.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

While there are many fantasy series I adore, the one I found most gripping and remains my favorite is Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. I wish we could have more books in that world, particularly if they featured Mat Cauthon.

With Fate of Wizardoms, I set out to write something in a similar vein but with a roguish character as the central figure and told with much faster pacing. I am not about to write 1,000-page doorstops like Jordan did. It doesn’t match my action-oriented storytelling style.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

It would be great to interview Brandon Sanderson so I could ask him about things hinted upon in his Stormlight Archives series. Brandon is among my favorite authors. He has had a significant impact on my writing style and approach to magic systems.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I am a storyteller by nature and fulfilling that need through novels is wonderful, but in the end, it all comes down to characters. I truly enjoy experiencing my stories through the eyes of my characters. In fact, they often do things that surprise me and take the story in places I wouldn’t have guess until it happened.

What is a typical day like for you?

I get up with the sun, eat breakfast and catch up on social media/internet happenings for about an hour. Then, I write. I often take a late morning break to work out, eat lunch, and am back to writing. I follow that up with the business aspects of being an author, such as managing ads, booking promos, and crafting my author newsletter where I share insights and free stuff with my fans. By then, I am ready for dinner and get to spend time with my family or friends. When I can, I fill in “free time” with reading, watching movies, and playing video games.

What scene in Wizardoms: Eye of Obscurance was your favorite to write?

While the heart-pumping action and spectacular magic are fun, I particularly enjoy witty banter between characters. One of my favorite scenes in this story is when the other main characters discover that Jace is really Jerrell Landish, a thief renowned for his outrageous exploits. They give him a hard time about a few of his exotic heists, and he bristles, unused to being the target of gibes. I would say more, but it would spoil the fun.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

Good things await those who put in an honest effort and treat others well. If you cannot exhibit respect and compassion, you cannot expect the same in return. I try to be open, honest, and approachable with readers in hope of a real connection to both myself and the stories I weave.

Jeffrey L. Kohanek is the author of the new book Wizardoms: Eye of Obscurance.

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Interview with Kris Francoeur, Author of Tomorrow and Yesterday

What can you tell us about your new release, Tomorrow and Yesterday?

This is my fourth published contemporary fiction novel, and I am very proud of this story. This is the first novel that doesn’t have any connection to Vermont, and I greatly enjoyed branching out in terms of the setting, and I absolutely love the two main characters in this book. While I never know exactly where my story ideas come from, after a vacation in Indiana, I knew that I needed to have some of it take place in the Amish area of the state.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I have written all of my life, but it truly was our son Sam who inspired me to become an author. He (along with the rest of my family) always believed that I would eventually be a published author. After Sam’s death, I knew I needed to honor his belief in me, and focus on my writing so that I could indeed become a published author.

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

Wow! My top 5 list…
Jitterbug Perfume
The DaVinci Code
Ferdinand the Bull
The Family Nobody Wanted
Life in a Jar

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

My first guest? My first guest would have to be Stephen King. I would want to ask how he keeps his enthusiasm for writing in the same genre for so long, then I would want to ask how his wife and son have been integrated into his writing career. Then, the most important question from the point of view of my youngest son, I would ask him who he thinks should be the next manager of the Boston Red Sox.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

I love how the stories just come to me, and how the characters control the story arc, sometimes against my own wishes. I love hearing readers say that my books have mattered to them or have touched them emotionally.

What is a typical day like for you?

My day starts with taking care of the sheep, alpaca, chickens and dog. Then coffee by the woodstove with my husband. After breakfast, I work at my day job of being a school principal, then come home to make dinner, do chores, and write, write, write.

What scene in Tomorrow and Yesterday was your favorite to write?

My two favorite scenes are the one where Delaney reunites with her horse, Freedom. My next favorite to write was the meatloaf scene in the diner.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

My philosophy of life comes from a song by the group Twiddle. The quote is, “Good things come to those who love relentlessly.”

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Interview with Betty Shreffler, author of King of Kings

What can you tell us about your new release, King of Kings?

King of Kings is the 3rd book in the Kings MC Romances. If unfamiliar with the series, this story is about Nix. He is the older brother of Liz from Book 1, Castle of Kings. Nix is also the President of the Kings MC. He is the kind of book boyfriend who will leave you with a book hangover. He loves with all he has and protects the ones he loves with ferocity. Writing his story was one of the most thrilling and emotionally gut-wrenching books I’ve written. As the reader, you feel it all with this book; drama, heartache, tension, raw emotions, sizzling chemistry, heat, danger, and excitement.

What books are currently on your nightstand?

The majority of the time I read on my Kindle or the Kindle app with my phone. However, I do have a collection of paperbacks I’m working my way through. The book I’m currently reading is Slow Burn by Autumn Jones Lake.

What advice would you give your teenage self?

This made me laugh out loud at first because of the list of things that came to mind! I’d tell younger Betty that she’ll be okay because I grow up to be a strong, independent woman. I’d also tell my teenage self to go to college for media & entertainment, arts & design. I would’ve enjoyed that much more than a couple of business degrees.

If you had an extra hour each day, how would you spend it?

Reading. I don’t get to read as much as I would like to and I use to read for pleasure quite often.

What makes your world go round? Why does it bring you joy?

Being a writer makes my world go around. It’s a passion I’ve had since I was twelve years old and it’s a part of me as much as breathing and eating is. Writing gives me joy because it gives me an escape into a limitless amount of worlds. I can go anywhere, do anything, and love and live fearlessly through my characters.

What scene in King of Kings was your favorite to write?

When the male lead, Nix completely gives into his love for the female lead, Synne. It’s a steamy and romantic scene and I loved it.

Betty Shreffler is the author of the new book King of Kings.

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