Friday, August 11, 2017

My Favorite Season by Maureen Child, Author of His Unexpected Heir from A Summer of Romance Sampler + Giveaway (US/Can)

His Unexpected Heir
Maureen Child
from Harlequin Desire // Harlequin // HarperCollins

Between duty, honor... and a baby! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Maureen Child.

Six months. That’s how long Rita Marchetti has mourned Jack Buchanan. Yet here he is, alive, standing in front of her, perfect... and devastatingly sexy! Even more amazing is the former marine’s admission that he wanted Rita to think he’d died. But the two of them are about to become three and Jack is back just in time.

That baby Rita is carrying is his. Despite the pain he holds so close to his heart, Jack can’t walk away from his child. A marriage in name only would solve everything. Everything except a desire too deeply buried and too long denied...

My Life Through Seasons in His Unexpected Heir

Summer is half way over and I’m ready for fall.

I was born and raised in Southern California, so it was pretty much "summer" all year round. Our winter coats were sweatshirts and flip-flops worked every day (unless we got the stray rain shower). Christmas Day was often eighty degrees and unless a storm rolled in off the ocean, blue skies ruled the day.

Sounds idyllic, I know. But for most of my life, I wanted to see storms. Thunder and lightning. Big black clouds rolling over the mountains. Well, five years ago, we moved to the mountains of Utah and it’s been wonderful. I’m finally experiencing four seasons and I love it.

My favorite season is just around the corner. Autumn. Northern Utah has so many trees and so many different varieties, that Fall is magical. Every color you can imagine explodes onto the scene and I can literally spend hours on my deck, just watching the trees swaying in the wind.

There’s something about a chill in the air that makes the world seem cozy. Driving through the canyons, I can watch the river rush over rocks and fallen trees. Storms race in and as the clouds gather over the mountains, I always take a minute to appreciate that I’ve finally gotten my wish.

A hot cup of tea and a good book are all you really need to make the day perfect.

And, speaking of books, my July Harlequin Desire, His Unexpected Heir, was partially set here in my new hometown of Ogden, Utah. I love putting real places in my books along with a lot of my family and friends. Most of them know now to read the books carefully looking for their names. 

Being in the mountains, with summer waning and the winter coming, I can say I’m looking forward to getting a lot of reading time in. I hope you all make time for it, too. There are plenty of wonderful books out there, just waiting to be discovered. And naturally, I hope you’ll try mine, too.

His Unexpected Heir is part of A Summer Romance: A Sweet and Sexy Sampler that features many awesome Harlequin authors! The digital book is available for FREE, so check it out to discover some new summer favorites!

The sun is hot and the beaches are bustling, so grab your sunglasses and one of these irresistible page-turners and get ready to indulge in the perfect summer romance. Whether you're in the mood for a sweet small-town love story, an edge-of-your-seat suspense or a sizzling international playboy, these talented bestselling authors have you covered. So sit back with a cool drink and prepare to be swept away with this free romance sampler featuring excerpts from twelve new novels by today's hottest authors.

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About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Maureen Child is the author of more than ninety romance novels and novellas. Maureen is a five time nominee for the prestigious Rita award from Romance Writers of America.

Life is busy but when she isn’t writing you can find Maureen sitting under her "thinking tree," coming up with new ideas for even more stories. When she isn’t dreaming up a new book or writing a current one, Maureen loves to travel. Her favorite vacation spot is Ireland, with Scotland coming in a very close second. She and her husband love a good road trip and Maureen’s looking forward to the day when she can actually drive to Ireland. Talk about the best of both worlds!

Maureen Child is a native Southern Californian who has recently moved with her family to the mountains of Utah where she's learning to deal with snow on the road and deer in the yard.


Books à la Mode is giving away one print copy of His Unexpected Heir—yay!!

To enter, all you have to do is tell me in the comments below:
Are you sad that summer is ending, or more excited that fall is right around the corner?
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Maureen and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

Summer is my favorite season so I am a little sad but fall is my second-favorite so it's not too much of a disappointment! I mostly associate fall with warm and cozy holidays, so I'm definitely on board with that :)

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the tour publicist and publisher—a huge thank you to the lovely folks at TLC Book Tours and Harlequin Books!
Giveaway ends August 25th at 11.59 PM (your time).
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Good luck!