I’m crazy about brides and weddings and have loved Bridal Magazines since I was a girl. There’s something about those gorgeous white dresses–puffy, sleek, shimmery, silky, slinky–and how they transform an ordinary girl into a princess.
I think every girl at one point has secretly flipped through a glossy Brides magazine, wishing she could be that Bride, which is how Montana Born Books new Spring series came about. We wanted great writers to give us a great bride…and it was up to the author to find her inspiration. The only rule? The heroine had to be in or from Marietta, Montana, and by the story’s end, she had to be a bride.
And the stories are wonderful. So very very wonderful.
They’re even better than the beautiful glossy brides covers Lani from Storywonk gave them. (Thank you, Lani! You’re a dream!!)
Last week Tule Publishing launched the Montana Born Brides series with Kelly Hunter’s What a Bride Wants, and the reviews have been pouring in–65+ so far and they’re fabulous. I think her cover is perfect, too. It’s fun, flirty, and sexy which suits Kelly’s great characters and voice. When questioned about her heroine, Kelly said, “I adore Ella Grace Emerson from this story. She’s such a blend of confidence and insecurity. She’s a strong woman. A capable one. I also gave her a go get it attitude and a little touch of princess. I think I want to be her.”
Just yesterday, Tule released Trish Morey’s Second Chance Bride, the second story in the Brides series, and it’s only $0.99 cents on Amazon today so be sure to get your copy right away. Sometme tomorrow, on Tuesday, the price will go up to $2.99 so don’t miss your chance. (And see what I mean about gorgeous covers?!? Trish’s cover makes me want to dance!)
When I asked Trish what she loved most about her heroine, Scarlett, she said – “I love that Scarlett is flawed and knows it. She adores her twin sister, Tara, (even if she’s not too crazy about her choice of boyfriend) and wishes she were more like her. Tara’s the sensible twin while Scarlett has always been the one to get in trouble and need bailing out. But she’s strong too, and resilient, and she’s nobody’s fool, and by the end of the story, she’s getting her act together and finding her place in the world.”
Then coming up next week on the 15th of April will be the 3rd Brides story by the incomparable Sarah Mayberry. Sarah’s Almost A Bride, features Trish’s heroine, Scarlett’s twin sister, Tara and another stunning cover. Sarah’s story is amazing…all these authors are amazing and I am so excited for you to discover these talented authors, too.
And if you love these first three stories as much as I do, you’re in luck. There will be five more Brides novellas by talented authors Katherine Garbera, Joanne Walsh, Kathleen O’Brien, Megan Crane, and Anne McAllister. Lucky luck us!
But before I get ahead of myself, let’s launch this first stories in style! I’ve got a terrific giveaway for one of you consisting of a beautiful teapot, teacup, tea, 3 brides stories by Harlequin super star talents Trish Morey, Kelly Hunter and me, plus lots more fun reader goodies —
For a chance to win this pretty bridal prize, talk to me! Tell me, are you a fan of wedding stories? Have you read the first book in this new Montana Born series? If so, what did you think? Or tell me when was the last time you attended a wedding! Fill me in and you’ll be entered for a chance to win. Contest ends Thursday night with winner announced Friday so enter today! (And don’t forget to get your copy of Trish’s book for just $0.99 before the price goes up!)