New Release Celebration! + Giveaway

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See contest info below

This past Tuesday witnessed the birth of another book baby: RISKING LOVE, book one in my Where the Heart Is series! Now this book–this series–is a bit of a departure for me. I usually don’t write romance, but that’s what the market was demanding four-plus years ago when I began penning it, so I grudgingly went with the market.

It was probably the toughest book I’ve ever written, and I honestly didn’t think it was very good. But to my utter surprise, my husband and daughter loved it (but they don’t count, right?) Then my beta readers loved it, my critique partners lauded it, and it was a Genesis finalist. I was left scratching my head thinking maybe it wasn’t so bad after all. But wasn’t fully convinced.

Now four years later, after promptings from those who’d read it, my romance novel has finally come to print, clothed in a fun and flirty cover that always makes me smile. And so far, the reviews are very positive. Still surprises me. I guess it pays to listen to your peers.

So, what is the romance about? Here’s RISKING LOVE‘s back cover blurb:

New ReleaseShe holds the key to his heart … and his home.
Can she risk falling in love with a man whose home she may have to take away?

Bank employee Lissa Morgan likes all the columns of her life to add up. From her job to romance, every major decision is planned out. But before she can go out on a date with Mr. Perfect, she attends a charity auction with her meddling mom who wins Lissa a date with thrill-seeker Caleb Johnson.

Caleb lived for adventure until heart disease stole his wife’s life. Then debt closed his business and now threatens to take his home. With a toddler to raise, he vows that his risk-taking days are over. But then he meets the cautious yet curious Lissa Morgan and decides it’s time to take one more risk—this time on love.

When Lissa learns the extent of Caleb’s debt, she wonders if she can collect on his heart if she forecloses on his home. And why is she falling for the wrong man—one who challenges her to leap from her orderly life and into his waiting arms?

So now you’re wondering, “Where can I run out and purchase this book?” Unfortunately, you’re unlikely to find it on store shelves–yet–but you can purchase it online at the links below:

Paperback

Amazon | B&N

eBook

Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo | 24Symbols

And check out this beautiful trailer created by John Martin Keith at Edenbrooke Productions. The music is written specifically for the book!

And finally, here’s the contest Info ~

Fill in the Rafflecopter form below for an opportunity to win an autographed copy of RISKING LOVE, plus a book filled with heart-healthy recipes, and a Go Red for Women lapel pin. Contest ends Monday, October 10, 2016 at midnight. Must be 18 to enter and live in the lower 48 US states. Enter contest here at Inkspirational Messages or at my blog:  http://brendaandersonbooks.com/2016/10/04/happy-book-birthday-risking-love/. (You’ll also find a low-cal Berry Cheesecake Dessert recipe at my blog, so you might want to scoot over there anyway!)

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Upcoming Release Announcement!

I’m excited to announce that my upcoming release, Risking Love, a Where the Heart Is romance, is now available for pre-order!* And don’t you love that cover?! My designer, George at Think Cap Design Studios, really captured the feeling of the story and the characters.

Here’s the back cover copy:

Bank employee Lissa Morgan likes all the columns of her life to add up. From her job to romance, every major decision is planned out. But before she can go out on a date with Mr. Perfect, she attends a charity auction with her meddling mom who wins Lissa a date with thrill-seeker Caleb Johnson.

Caleb lived for adventure until heart disease stole his wife’s life. Then debt closed his business and now threatens to take his home. With a toddler to raise, he vows that his risk-taking days are over. But then he meets the cautious yet curious Lissa Morgan and decides it’s time to take one more risk—this time on love.

When Lissa learns the extent of Caleb’s debt, she wonders if she can collect on his heart if she forecloses on his home. And why is she falling for the wrong man—one who challenges her to leap from her orderly life and into his waiting arms?

Risking LoveFor those of you who’ve read my Coming Home series, this is a bit of a departure from that. Where the coming home stories dealt with a lot of heavy, tough issues, and were more defined as family drama, this new series is definitely romance. But while the tone is lighter and a lot more humor is added, I still cover my share of tough topics.

*To pre-order the ebook, just go to Amazon: http://amzn.to/29M8HbL. Your book will be delivered to your Kindle app on October 4, 2016, the official release date of Risking Love.