The excerpts I’ve put up the past two days? Those are from LOVE IN BLOOM, a book originally published by Kensington Zebra in June 2000, a book which has been out of print since about July 2000. Such is the way of series category books. They’re on the shelves for a month and that’s it. And since in the year 2000 there wasn’t much in the way of ebooks, unless you owned a Rocketbook or another of the early adapter models of ereaders (and I did!), LOVE IN BLOOM was never available in digital format – until now! And this brand spankin’ new digital copy of LOVE IN BLOOM can be yours for only $2.99! Click the cover to buy!
From their very first kiss . . .
Seventeen years ago, America’s premier young model, Eva Channing, ran from the glamourous world of New York fashion to small-town Texas, where she could forget her passionate, doomed affair with photographer Carson Brandt. Today, a single mom with a successful nursery business, Eva is content . . . until a magazine piece on former models brings the intensely sensual Carson tumbling back into her life.
. . . to a second chance at love
Carson has always been most comfortable expressing his emotions through a camera. The only person who ever broke through the armor around his heart was Eva. Now he’s determined to uncover the reason she left without saying goodbye, and the secret behind the son who bears a strong resemblance to Carson. One look at Eva’s beautiful face starts a fire deep within him that he hasn’t felt in years.
At the moment (meaning this morning as I write this post) it’s only available in Kindle format. I’m still waiting for the nook version at Barnes & Noble to go live and eventually I will explore making it available for Sony, Kobo, etc. And don’t worry if you don’t have a Kindle. You don’t need one! All you need is a computer!
Since this book was written in 1999, released in Y2K, I did a minor amount of updating:
1) A dead pager became a dead cell phone so the missed phone call from son to mother is still logical.
2) The very sexy scene set to the VHS of Last of the Mohicans, is now a very sexy scene set to the DVD.
3) I wavered between going all digital with the photography stuff, though settle with a mix of digi and film.
I also updated a bit of the, ahem, overwriting I had a tendency to do ten years ago, but for the most part, the book held up. I had a wonderful beta reader go through and read it for me. I sent her the Kindle file so she read it electronically and pointed out blips my scanning and my own read through didn’t catch. Typos, weird punctuation, stuff like that. She only found about a dozen instances and those have been fixed, so fingers crossed this edition is fairly clean!
The cover art? Yes, that’s courtesy of ME. I designed it myself. I scanned the book, I formatted the book, I will now market the book. I am my own publisher and it is a WHOLE lot of work, ack! But it’s also a whole lot of fun! Now, go forth and BUY and ENJOY!