By: Edie Ramer
Congratulations to "Donna E." the winner of Edie's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!
I love dogs, cats and romance in books. I was putting all of this and a sprinkle of magic into my last series, Miracle Interrupted, but after five books, I wanted to give the cats and dogs a bigger role in every book. And because my dog and cat are from rescue associations, I wanted to go with that.
That’s how my Rescued Hearts series was born, and I’m loving it. There’s a dog and cat in Christmas at Angel Lake, the second book of the series. Though the cat creates the inciting event in the book, the dog is a point of view character. In the first book of the series, Hearts in Motion, the point of view animal is a cat. A very wise cat. In my current book, I have a grumpy cat. She just joined the book recently, so I’m not sure of her impact, but I’m having fun with her.
And then there’s Christmas. There’s just something extra special about a Christmas romance, and I’ve wanted to write one for a while. When you pick one up, it’s with the expectation that it will have a heartwarming ending. This is one of my favorite books I’ve written, so I feel very happy about it.
CHRISTMAS AT ANGEL LAKE
**25 cents from every CHRISTMAS AT ANGEL LAKE book sold will go to the Washington County Humane Society in Wisconsin.**
A kitten saved her…
Broke, pregnant and deserted by her boyfriend, Maddie Barrymore swerves to avoid a kitten while driving in a Wisconsin blizzard—and her life takes another turn. Like Puss in Boots, she stays in an empty house. She has the baby, the kitten, gets a job and a degree…yet every day she’s ready to flee if the real owner shows up.
Five years later, he does…
Dumped by the woman he loves, film producer Logan MacLeesh’s heart is as dark as one of his movies. He plans to hole up in his grandmother’s old mansion and throw himself into his work…until he discovers the sexy squatter and her four-year-old son. Before he can call the sheriff, Maddie’s tale of how she ended up there entertains him. They make a deal that as long as she tells him a story every night, she and her son can stay. Even the cat, though Logan’s always been a dog person.
A dog in need of saving…
Far away in another state, a homeless dog lifts his head, sniffs…and smells him. The human who’s meant for him. As he heads through the snow toward the scent, his journey seems impossible, even though it’s Christmas, a time when miracles happen.
I’m giving away an ebook of Hearts in Motion, the first Rescued Hearts book to one commenter. Just let me know what are your favorite things in a romance?
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