Crossing Promises by @KimberlyKincaid #NewRelease #Romance @InkSlingerPR


 

 

From USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Kincaid comes CROSSING PROMISES, the third standalone title in the Cross Creek series, releasing March 5th! A series filled with rugged, salt of the earth heroes who happen to be brothers, and strong family dynamics, CROSSING PROMISES is filled with heart, humor, and heat. Grab your copy today!

 

 

For Owen Cross, the only thing that matters more than family is farming. As the oldest Cross brother, the land is his legacy, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make Cross Creek a success-including hiring local widow Cate McAllister to manage the bookkeeping tasks that are growing in his office like weeds. Cate’s as pragmatic as she is pretty, and she rattles his hard-fought composure at every turn.

Cate had known a lot of things about her husband before he died three years ago in a car accident, but how much debt he’d gotten them into wasn’t one of them. She needs her job at Cross Creek, even if her boss is both gruff and gorgeous. But Owen’s a family man, through and through, and the last thing Cate is interested in is anything-or anyone-with strings attached.

As Owen and Cate join forces to right the farm, they discover there’s more to the other than the surfaces shows, and that passion can be found in unexpected places. Can Cate heal from the loss of one family to gain the love of her life? Or will the past prove too much for the promise of the future?

 

 

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EXCERPT:

Owen huffed out a soft laugh and took a sip of his beer. “You’re good at that. Being honest,” he clarified.

“Turns out, honesty can get you into as much trouble as the alternative sometimes,” Cate said, her heart smacking against her sternum for letting the omission slip out loud.

Of course, even with his beer buzz, Owen caught it. And, of course, because he had said beer buzz, he got bold enough to ask, “Yeah? How do you figure?”

It was on the tip of her tongue to dodge the question with some smart remark. But the truth was, beer buzz or not, Owen’s kindness deserved more than a baked-goods thank you. No matter how vulnerable the words would make her feel.

“You did a really nice thing for me the other day,” she said, and he coughed into his pint glass.

“Shit. You really do dive right in, don’t you?”

His candid reaction scattered the tension that had been building in her shoulders, and she forked over the truth. “Yep. Why did you send Mike to fix my oven?”

“Because.”

Owen waited out the minute it took Cate to replace a pair of beers for Greyson Whittaker and Billy Masterson and pour a round of Chardonnays for Michelle Martin and her usual crew for girls’ night out.

“Because?” Cate prompted upon her return, but Owen just lifted one leanly muscled shoulder in reply. Anyone else would’ve taken the cue to let it go, she knew. But she so wasn’t anyone else, and what’s more, she really wanted to know. “Come on, Owen. We got this far in the conversation. You’re not really going to go tight-lipped on me now, are you?”

The edges of his mouth curved just enough to form the hint of a smile, and ha! Gotcha. “You fixed my books. It only seemed fair.”

“You’re paying me to fix your books,” she pointed out, handing over a couple of checks to people waiting to settle up and head home for the night.

“Okay, fine,” Owen said when she was done, this time without prodding. “How about this? I sent Mike to fix your oven because you needed it. And I…get that.”

“You do.”

Cate’s breath hitched behind her navy blue top. No one knew how much baking meant to her-she’d certainly never told anyone how she felt when she was in the kitchen, how she craved the ease and calm that baking provided. She couldn’t. But something about the glint in Owen’s eyes told her that not only did he see how much she’d needed her kitchen, but he wasn’t bluffing or bullshitting about understanding that need, and when he nodded, she said the only thing she could think of.

“Thank you.”

“You’re welcome.” He lowered his stare to the half-empty beer in front of him. “I wanted you to know I appreciate your hard work, but I’m not always so great at knowing what to say. In fact, I kind of suck at it.” A self-deprecating laugh punctuated the admission, and God, did Cate know the feeling.

“Then you could just say that. Look, I’m not great at expressing myself, either,” she said, and Owen arched a brow.

“What? You? I never would’ve guessed.”

Cate’s laughter snuck up on her, but oh, it tasted dangerously good. “Ha-ha. Did you want to be the pot or the kettle, there, Casanova?”

Funny, his corresponding laugh sounded even better than hers felt. “Fair enough.”

“Why don’t we call it a draw and agree to stick with honesty from now on?” she asked. “Deal?”

“Yeah. Deal.”

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t miss the first two standalone titles in the Cross Creek series, CROSSING HEARTS and CROSSING THE LINE, now just $1.99 for a limited time only!

 

 

Hunter Cross has no regrets. Having left his football prospects behind the day he graduated high school, he’s happy to carry out his legacy on his family’s farm in the foothills of the Shenandoah. But when a shoulder injury puts him face-to-face with the high school sweetheart who abandoned town-and him-twelve years ago, Hunter’s simple life gets a lot more complicated.

Emerson Montgomery has secrets. Refusing to divulge why she left her job as a hotshot physical therapist for a pro football team, she struggles to readjust to life in the hometown she left behind. The more time she spends with Hunter, the more Emerson finds herself wanting to trust him with the diagnosis of MS that has turned her world upside down.

But revealing secrets comes with a price. Can Hunter and Emerson rekindle their past love? Or will the realities of the present-and the trust that goes with them-burn that bridge for good?

 

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Cocky farmer Eli Cross plays twice as hard as he works. When his latest stunt drums up a heap of negative PR for the family farm, he grudgingly agrees to play host to an ambitious New York City photographer. Her feature on Cross Creek could be just the ticket to show the country what the Cross brothers do best…which is more problem than solution for Eli.

Scarlett Edwards-Stewart has photographed everything from end zones to war zones. She’s confident she can ace this one little story to help her best friend’s failing magazine. At least, she would be if her super-sexy host wasn’t so tight lipped. But the more Scarlett works with Eli, the more she discovers that he’s not who he seems. Can his secret bring them closer together? Or will it be the very thing that tears them apart?

 

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About Kimberly Kincaid:

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2015 RWA RITA® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

 

 

 

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Heart’s Desire by Catherine Lanigan premiering on the @HallmarkChannel March 17th #HarlequinHeartwarming #Romance @PrismBookTours @cathlanigan



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Heart’s Desire
(Shores of Indian Lake #2)
Catherine Lanigan
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 191 pages
August 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming
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His homecoming is bittersweet…for both of them

Café owner Maddie Strong is finally ready to take her burgeoning cupcake business to the next level. With the help of handsome businessman Alex Perkins, her future’s all mapped out. Until her first love comes home.

At seventeen, Maddie adored Nate Barzonni with her whole heart and soul. But when he asked her to elope, she’d said no—she couldn’t let him throw away his dream of becoming a doctor. Then he vanished from her life for eleven years. Now the cardiac surgeon has returned to Indian Lake asking for a second chance, and Maddie has to choose between her new life…and the man she never stopped loving.

 

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About the Author

Catherine Lanigan is the international bestselling and award-winning author of over forty-five published titles in both fiction and non-fiction, including the novelizations of Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile. Ms. Lanigan’s novels have been translated into over twenty-four languages. Lanigan was tasked by the NotMYkid foundation to pen a collection of compelling and informative true stories of teen addicts. Ms. Lanigan’s SHORES OF INDIAN LAKE series for HARLEQUIN HEARTWARMING includes LOVE SHADOWS, HEART’S DESIRE , A FINE YEAR FOR LOVE, KATIA’S PROMISE, FEAR OF FALLING, SOPHIE’S PATH, PROTECTING THE SINGLE MOM, FAMILY OF HIS OWN, HIS BABY DILEMMA, TOO CLOSE TO THE FIRE (2018) and MY RACING HEART (2019).

The Hallmark Channel will air HEART’S DESIRE on March 17, 2018.

Ms. Lanigan is a frequent speaker at literary functions and book conventions as well as inspiring audiences with her real stories of angelic intervention from her Angel Tales series of books. She is an outspoken advocate for domestic violence and abuse and was honored by The National Domestic Violence Hotline in Washington, D.C. She has been a guest on numerous radio programs including “Coast to Coast” and on television interview and talk show programs as well as blogs, podcasts and online radio interview programs. She writes a monthly blog for Heartwarmingauthors.blogspot.com. Visit her at www.catherinelanigan.com, on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter@cathlanigan.com, Pinterest, Goodreads and Google+.

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MY FAVORITE ROMANCE MOVIES

Obviously, hands down my favorite would have to be ROMANCING THE STONE.  Here it is 34 years later and it’s still a classic. The story still holds up and it’s funny. The lines are classic.

And so is the story. Even though the movie has been out of print for three decades, the movie is available on Amazon on DVD. So is JEWEL OF THE NILE.

For those coming to this blog, here’s an interesting tid bit. This past Wednesday, I had my pre-interview with the producer of HALLMARK HOME and FAMILY SHOW.  Milena was terrific and we got along like old friends. Can’t ask for more than that. She asked me if there was anything in Romancing the Stone that was mine, since I’d written the book from the screenplay.

I had to tell the story about meeting Kathleen Turner when I first arrived in Los Angeles. I’d never been to LA and was in awe to begin with. There are all kinds of amazing stories that happened on that trip. Truly, I will always feel that I was guided by God and the angels every step of the way. That was a destiny trip.  On the plane, I sat across the aisle from Alex Hailey who wrote ROOTS.  I ask you what are the chances?  He and I talked for four hours!  An amazing sweet and very intelligent man. He hugged me when we got off the plane. And outside the plane, on the tarmac was a white limousine for Alex and a dark blue limousine for me.  I was on cloud 99!

I digress. So, I walked onto the sound stage at 20th Century Fox Studios and here was beautiful Kathleen sitting on a stool, a makeup person fixing her makeup. (Which she didn’t need. She was radiant).

I had an “entourage” person to introduce me to everyone…and to make sure I didn’t get into trouble, I guess.  He said, “Kathleen, this is Catherine Lanigan. The writer.”

Well, she jumped off the stool and very excitedly said, “Thank God you’re here!  First they told me you’d be here last week. Then they said it would be next week. I’m dying to talk to you. We have to have lunch.”

So on the break, we went to the commissary with Holland Taylor, who was just as or more radiant than Kathleen…this is why they call these ethereal beings, “STARS”.

Kathleen then says, “I’m having a fight with the director. He wants me to cry at the beginning of the movie and I don’t want to do it.”

Astonished, I said, “Why not?”

“Because, I don’t believe a romance writer or any writer would cry over their book.”

I said, “Goodness. I cry all the time. We have a joke in our house that there’s never a tissue, never toilet paper or paper towels because Mom is always crying over some scene she wrote.”

So, if you remember that scene when she DOES cry when she writes THE END, Joan goes around her apartment and she has no tissues, no toilet paper, no paper towel. Then blows her nose on a post a note. (Which was another question Kathleen asked. Did I use note cards?

I said, “That’s too organized. My walls are a blizzard of post a notes.”  That got in there, too.

So, yes. ROMANCING THE STONE is my favorite.  Then again, there’s CASABLANCA. GONE  WITH THE WIND—TITANIC—PEARL HARBOR-ALWAYS-MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION….

Catherine

 

Tour Schedule

March 5th:
Launch
Reading Is My SuperPower
It’s All About the Romance
Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews
March 6th:
Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!
The Power of Words
Heidi Reads…
March 7th:
Remembrancy
I Am A Reader
March 8th:
Christian Chick’s Thoughts
Nicole’s Book Musings
March 9th:
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Hearts & Scribbles
Thoughts of a Blonde
March 12th:
Book Reviews & More by Kathy
Paulette’s Papers
underneath the covers
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
March 13th:
Among the Reads
Wishful Endings
March 14th:
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
Faithfully Bookish
Locks, Hooks and Books
March 15th:
Brooke Blogs
Janice’s Book Reviews
March 16th:
Teatime and Books
Cafinated Reads
Becky on Books
March 17th:
Grand Finale
Sweetest Heart on the Hallmark Channel 9 PM ET

 

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