It’s Summer…how about a Holiday Story?

Summer is finally here and I, as well as everyone at Tule Publishing, is very excited about the delicious new releases from Tule’s Holiday Books imprint!

Holiday Books offer fantastic stories by some of the best contemporary romance writers today…stories that are classic beach reads and romantic, flirty and fun.  These stories also take place in gorgeous vacation destinations since a great beach read needs a great sexy setting, which is why Holiday has kicked off summer with the awesome Honeymoon Series.

Montana Born had a Brides series this spring, so Holiday needed a Honeymoon series, and first up was the fabulous USA Today bestselling author Carol Marinelli’s The Bride Who Wouldn’t (isn’t the cover gorgeous and sexy?!?), which released mid June and is selling very well right now at Amazon and getting incredible reviews!  If you like steamy…this is it!  Do check it out because I looooove Carol’s writing (and she’s a fellow Harlequin Presents author and this girl can do hot like nobody’s business!).

A romantic honeymoon in Paris, with a sexy billionaire Russian groom….
There are only two problems. It’s a marriage of convenience. And, the virgin bride is frigid.
Kate Edwards has never embraced her sensuality, is terrified of intimacy, and the wedding night is a disaster. Instead of calling the whole thing off, Isaak Zaretsky listens to her and challenges her using his unashamedly sensual nature and superb bedroom skills. But can Kate really give herself without love?

Then last week Holiday released this ‘perfect-for-the-beach’ read from Ally Blake, Second Chance Honeymoon and the reviews have been stellar!  I love the cover and the story—a romance on a cruise ship.  So fun.  And I love Ally’s premise…this is true escapist reading and a wonderful introduction to Ally Blake’s charming characters and voice.

Juliana Jones is twenty-seven, single (divorced) and out of work (again). But for the next eight days none of that matters. A citizen of the Royal Pacific cruise ship, she’s going to put it all behind her and with the aid of sun, rum and fun she’s gonna get her wild on. Then JJ discovers that she’s on a Second Honeymoon Cruise and is the only unattached passenger on board and the only one under the age of sixty!
Enter Kane Phillips, former star athlete turned ship’s fitness director. Kane can make JJ’s knees melt with a glance, but he’s staff and therefore off limits (right?). Besides, JJ’s not looking for a guy who has faced his own disaster and come out the other side of it all self-aware and ready for a relationship. Better to leave relationships to those who know how to tend one. But JJ’s feelings for Kane are growing and she has nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and even if she could run…
Is Kane just the man to keep up with her?

And just yesterday Holiday released the 3rd story in the Honeymoon series, Melissa McClone’s The Honeymoon Prize.  You know Melissa from her incredible bestselling Montana Born Christmas novella, Home for Christmas, and you’ll love her warmth in this story, too.  It’s a friends to lover story…one of my favorite kind.

He needs a wife…
Single bodyguard Nick Calhoun has been given an ultimatum by his boss—find a wife or lose his cushy, high-paying job. Clients’ wives are hitting on him and putting Nick, and his boss, in hot water. But monogamy? He’s never been a white picket fence kind of guy, and he’s not about to embrace the happily married lifestyle now. He needs a wife who doesn’t care about his steamy, extra-curricular love life…and he knows just the woman to fit the bill.
She needs a home…
Adalaide Sinclair spent years caring for her ill grandmother. Upon Grammy’s death, she’s stunned to find herself evicted from the only home she’s ever known and labeled a thief by her inheritance-hungry family. Addie needs to find a place to live and a job—fast. So when her childhood friend, Nick, proposes a no-sex marriage of convenience, she puts her dreams of true love and happily-ever-after on hold. Finding Prince Charming can wait a little longer, right?
But will their friendship survive the honeymoon?
When Nick and Addie unexpectedly win a dream honeymoon, they decide to go their separate ways during the ten-day vacation. Too bad a camera crew is waiting for them at the tropical paradise. Acting like a head-over-heels bride and groom for reality TV wreaks havoc on their no-sex agreement…and blurs the line between fantasy and reality. Will Nick and Addie remain married in name only, or will a romantic honeymoon for show turn them into true newlyweds?

And then next week, my friend USA Today bestselling author Kelly Hunter concludes the Honeymoon series with an incredible, unforgetable story,  The Honeymoon Trap.  This story is so original.  You won’t want to miss it.    

They were on the honeymoon of a lifetime. Pity it wasn’t theirs.
Eli Jackson has just married the woman of his dreams. Sure, it was part of an online role-playing game and not exactly real, but he totally dominated the wedding battle that followed and his lady wife was very impressed.
Eli never imagined that his brothers would bestow on them a real-world honeymoon package at one of the Gold Coast’s premier hotels. He never figured on costume designer Zoey Daniels being such fun. Together they’re dynamite, but Eli’s not looking for a real relationship and Zoey lives only for the day.
Besides, no one falls in love this fast. Do they?

To celebrate these wonderful Holiday Honeymoon series, I’ve got a wonderful giveaway.  How does a $50 Visa gift card sound plus lots of reader goodies?  I think we could all use a little extra spending money right now for a gorgeous beach cover up, a fun dinner out or maybe a spa manicure and pedicure…

To be entered to win the Honeymoon Series $50 Visa Giveaway, tell me in the comment section below if you’ve read any of the Honeymoon stories yet, and if you haven’t which of the four appeal to you most?  And if you have, what do you think of the stories so far?

The winner of the Honeymoon Series Giveaway will be announced one week from today, on July 9th, so be sure to comment and let your friends know about these wonderful sweet and sexy romances, perfect for reading at beach, by the pool, or even tucked up in bed!

Hope you’re enjoying your summer.  I’m so looking forward to the 4th.  No work for me this year on the 4th.  Just BBQ, family, and fireworks!

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