Cover Reveal: Love to Win Releasing July 30th!
I’m so excited to do a cover reveal on book three of the Fireflies series. This marks the end of the initial trilogy, though there is a possibility that Jack Kinkaid’s subtle matchmaking skills will continue for three more books. In the meantime, here’s the cover for Love to Win!
The talented cover artist, Melissa Stevens at The Illustrated Author, nailed summertime moonlight at Maddie’s gazebo. I love this third and final gazebo cover so much. It’s perfect for Dante and Brenna’s romance. Here’s a new teaser from the book:
“Well, I like that,” Brenna said. “My own mother likes your cake better.”
Dante regarded her with amusement. “Not everything has to be a competition between us, does it? What difference does it make which of us bakes the better cake?”
“Or sautés the better shrimp?” Brenna said, remembering Dante’s shrimp dish from Thanksgiving that she, Rebecca, and Maddie had all deemed to be almost better than sex. Not that she’d tell Dante that. She blew out a tired sigh. “I’m sick of losing to you in the food department. I try so hard to be creative, and you whip something up at the last minute that takes home the gold.”
“Is it really that big a deal?” He raised his brows.
Brenna stared at him a moment and made him laugh when she said, “Bet your ass! I hate coming in second on anything, especially to you. And say what you will—” She poked his chest with her finger for emphasis. “—but you’re just as competitive as I am.” He moved back a step and she poked him again. “You don’t like to lose at anything either.” One more poke. “You always do whatever you have to do to win.”
Dante’s eyes narrowed, but his lips curved. He stepped forward against the press of her finger, forcing her to step back—once, twice, thrice—and she sucked in a breath when her hips bumped against the counter. She reached behind her to grab the edge of the countertop, and her eyes widened when Dante rested his hands on either side of hers, hemming her in as he had done in the storeroom.
Brenna’s heart sped to triple speed. Dante leaned down and she parted her lips, in spite of herself, when his mouth stopped a mere breath away from hers, so close she swore she felt the radiating heat. A second passed, and another. His gaze dipped to her mouth. Brenna licked her lips and her eyes fluttered shut in anticipation, and then the stubble darkening his jaw tickled the skin of her cheek with the barest touch, and his warm breath against her ear made her shiver when he whispered, “You’re right. I’ll do whatever I have to do to win. You’d do well to remember that, sweetheart.”
He pressed his lips against the tender skin just below her earlobe and made her shiver again, then stepped back. Brenna stared at him, her mind whirling.
“It’s late. I’ll follow you home when you’re ready to go, make sure you get there safe,” he said. “And relax, I don’t expect to be invited in. I know you just want to be friends.”
Brenna still gripped the edges of the counter, her eyes wide and lips parted in surprise when he disappeared out to the porch.
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So what’s up next? Well, as mentioned above, Fireflies isn’t over yet. There are more books to come, three other Bright Hills’ ladies who deserve their own happily-ever-after. But they have to wait while I finish my fourth novel, the start of a new series taking place in a fictional seaside town in Oregon. I haven’t typed “The End” on the Oregon novel yet, and after I do there will be lots of revision work, but I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
That’s it for today, Buttercup. I hope you love the cover as much as I do.
Have a good week! See you next Wednesday. 🙂
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Romance is good for your heart! To purchase your copy of Love Built to Last or Love to Believe in eBook or print, go to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Black Opal Books, Kobo, or AllRomance. And remember, Love to Win releases on July 30th!
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