<— Today is extra special, ’cause not only do we have a new series to check out via this reading order, but the authors are sponsoring today’s Friday Finds newsletter, are today’s guest posters (it’s hilarious, and gives us an awesome sneak peek into who they are, and their writing process). Oh right… authorsssss? You ask? Yep! “Claire Raye” = two authors co-writing. 😀
OH AND they’re giving away the entire ebook series to one lucky commenter here!!! 😀
P.S. The authors mention: “While each book can be read as a standalone, it offers so much more if read as a series. HEA guaranteed with each book!”
The Rockport Beach Novels – How We Write:
So a long time ago, Raye and I decided that we would try our hand at writing a book together. We were both big readers and we also loved to write, so we thought why not combine this into a novel? Pretty quickly we managed to get Coming Home to You drafted and finished. We even had all of Finding Home with You done and half of Making Home with You done. Then it all kinda just died in the ass… Why? Even we weren’t really sure. All we knew is we lost our mojo, even though it had been really good fun. And it wasn’t until we took a vacation together to Hawaii in 2018 that we finally rekindled our love of writing, which resulted in us completely re-writing Finding Home with You and Making Home with You, as well as getting our shit together with the whole marketing and promo thing. How did this all happen…well we can probably trace it back to two things…alcohol and our crazy-ass husbands and all their snarky, sarcastic wisecracks as we sat at our swim up bar! Would you agree, Raye?
I would totally agree! It was definitely their support that got us going again… That and all that alcohol. (*drinks all the mai tais*). We literally published Coming Home to You and thought, “We wrote a book, so people will read it, right?” The answer to this was no, straight up no. We had no idea we needed to market the book, which brought us to our time in Hawaii. Our hubs are pretty successful and very knowledgeable, and while they basically think we write porn, they helped us get our shit together. We came back from our vacation refreshed, ten pounds heavier with a possible drinking problem and ready to write some books. We wrote Finding Home with You and Making Home with You at the same time, and then proceeded to crank out our next book, which may have been inspired by the shitty wine choices at our Hawaiian hotel’s club level. Btw, where did the idea for All’s Fair in Love and War come from, Claire?
Definitely a drinking problem…although to be fair, pretty sure I was making a solid effort on that one before we went on vacation. Was that the inspiration for All’s Fair in Love and War? I don’t know. I know I did suggest we write about a sexy farmer, who’s cranky and hot and falls for a girl who he then has hot sex with in a barn…which is totally different to what we ended up writing about, so clearly that wasn’t it. Or maybe like so many of our ideas, it started with that, and then evolved into something entirely different through our constant back and forth (and often drunk) messaging…?
Pmsl at the hot farmer having some sexy times in the barn! Hay in places that hay should never be! Well, whatever it was it was totally fueled by alcohol. I guess all we can say is we are back thanks to our husbands, mai tais, swim up bars, and Dramamine comas and stolen champagne (more on that another time).
Yeah, and let’s not forget the vodka and POG 😉
*snort* 😛 YOU GUYS CRACK ME UP!! Kind of sounds like some of our late night Friday night conversations here… 😉
About book #1:
Beck O’Loughlin never got over his first love. Not even when he left her ten years ago to become the now hardened Boston detective. But life has come full circle because he finds himself back in his hometown, bound and determined to protect her.
Kelsey Walters never imagined she’d get a second chance with the love of her life, but he reappears when she needs him most. Stalked and tormented by an ex-boyfriend, she just longs to feel safe again and knows Beck is willing to risk his life to give her that.
As their sexual tension builds, they both realize it may not be enough to rekindle what was once lost.
READING ORDER (although each book can be read as a standalone):
- Coming Home to You (The Rockport Beach Series Book 1)
- Finding Home with You (The Rockport Beach Series Book 2)
- Making Home with You (The Rockport Beach Series Book 3)
And now for the giveaway!
The authors are giving away:
- All 3 ebooks in the series!! :D!!!!
How to enter for a chance to win it?
Just leave a comment below and by 10pm EST, Sunday July 28th 2019, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond confirming their email address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The ebooks will be sent to the winner directly by the authors.
Giveaway open to International!!!