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#ManCandyMonday Tyler Hoechlin is my choice for Owen Pierce!

OMG! Just 8 days to go until the release of ONE SUMMER NIGHT so we have to get to the really important stuff, like who to cast for the movie! The hero in the story, Owen Pierce, is dark-haired and has charcoal grey eyes shot through with silver. He is drop dead handsome and dresses like someone off the pages of GQ in bespoke suits since he is a real estate tycoon.

After giving it a lot of thought and doing thorough research – a tough job but someone has to do it — my choice to play Owen Pierce in a movie version of ONE SUMMER NIGHT is Tyler Hoechlin! So what do you think?

You can buy ONE SUMMER NIGHT at these retailers:

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2krMwfE
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2kYLWZV
B&N: http://bit.ly/2kNuo0p
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qsqdwx
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2fuEphL

Tyler Hoechlin SDCC 2014 (cropped)

Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

#ThrowbackThursday A Visit to the Turn the Page Bookstore & Nora Roberts

I’ve had the immense pleasure of not only visiting the Turn the Page Bookstore, but also being able to sign there next to the amazing Nora Roberts! What a lovely person and an immense writing talent. Her IN DEATH series is one of my favs of all time.

This is a picture of Nora, me and little Spottie. Spottie was the hero’s beagle in THE LOST and this was taken the year THE LOST was nominated for a RITA. Spottie was with me for the whole journey that year!

If you get a chance, it is truly worth it to go to the bookstore or maybe even splurge for a night at the Inn at Boonsboro.

P.S. – Don’t forget to check out the ONE SUMMER NIGHT Pre-order Blog Tour & Giveaway and also take a moment to pop by my buddy Lois Winston’s blog for a behind the scenes look at ONE SUMMER NIGHT and an ARC Giveaway.

#WriteWed Inspiration for ONE SUMMER NIGHT and the At the Shore Contemporary Romance Series

My idea for ONE SUMMER NIGHT got started when the heroine, Maggie Sinclair, just didn’t want to leave me alone. She kept on bugging me to write her story, an enemies to lovers with a marriage twist, and then brought along her best friends, Connie and Emma, to have them nudge me as well!

Maggie is spunky and determined to save her family’s Fifth Avenue department store for a number of reasons. She wants to protect the many loyal employees who had worked there for so long. She wants to salvage the legacy of a mother who died too young. Last, but not least, she wants to put her own stamp on the store where she had literally grown up.

Maggie has to raise a lot of cash to implement needed changes in the store, but to do that she has to reach out to the one person who is going to make her life difficult: Sexy Owen Pierce. Maggie has had the hots for Owen since they were teens, but there’s one big problem: Their families have been feuding for the last twenty-some years.

As for Owen, he’s just as interested in exploring his attraction to Maggie. He thinks she’s smart, beautiful, independent, and stubborn, but wants to explore the sizzle he feels whenever she is near.

Owen and Maggie decide to toss aside their normally responsible selves and find a way to end the rift between their families. What follows is a story that has humor, heat, and heartbreak, but also the happily ever after you want, just in an unexpected way.

I hope you’ll take the time to check out ONE SUMMER NIGHT at these retailers:

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2krMwfE
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2kYLWZV
B&N: http://bit.ly/2kNuo0p
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qsqdwx
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2fuEphL

#TeaserTuesday ONE SUMMER NIGHT #Romance

Good morning! Just two more weeks until the release of ONE SUMMER NIGHT! OMG, so exciting! This morning I have a teaser for you from this new release.

In these scene, Maggie and Owen find themselves waiting for a table at their favorite Italian restaurant. With only one table available, they decide to not be their normally responsible selves and have dinner together.

Click here if you cannot see the exceprt of ONE SUMMER NIGHT below.

ONE SUMMER NIGHT is available now at all these retailers and in bookstores on October 3!

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2krMwfE
Amazon Paperback: http://amzn.to/2kYLWZV
B&N: http://bit.ly/2kNuo0p
iBooks: http://apple.co/2qsqdwx
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2fuEphL

#ManCandyMonday Danny Pino & Carlo from At the Shore

It’s Hispanic Heritage Month so I’m going to tempt you all month long with some sexy Latin men! Today’s choice is a familiar face for fans of COLD CASE, LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, or THE SHIELD. Danny was born in Miami, but is of Cuban descent and has appeared in a number of television shows and movies as well as motion pictures. He has been nominated for numerous ALMA and IMAGEN awards and has taken home two IMAGEN awards for his work on COLD CASE and LAW AND ORDER. You can visit Danny on Instagram and Twitter.

I actually think Danny would be a good choice for Carlo in #3 in the At the Shore Series. You get to meet Carlo in ONE SUMMER NIGHT, but his bigger role starts in #2 and he is the hero of #3.

Danny Pino

#ThrowbackThursday – Midwest Book Lovers Unite Conference

A couple of years back I had the pleasure of attending the Midwest Book Lovers Unite Conference. I had a truly amazing time and got to meet so many nice people. There was a costume party to end the event and I had a run-in with this SWAT guy and managed to get the upper hand on him. Actually, maybe more than one hand on him, LOL!

Have a great day! Also, take a moment to visit with my buddies Maria Lokken and Jenn Nixon who are hosting an ARC Giveaway for my new release, ONE SUMMER NIGHT.

#WineWednesday What People Think I do as a Writer with Wine

You’ll have to excuse as I’m a little punch drunk today. No, not too much wine, just a lot of work! I was up until close to midnight finishing up a project!

But speaking of wine . . . Some wine fun for you today!

Have a great Wednesday and don’t forget to check out all the giveaways going on for ONE SUMMER NIGHT! You can find them all on my Facebook Page and on Twitter and on Instagram.