Sunday, December 2, 2007

New Orchard Hill Series



I'm proud to announce that "Saving Gracie" the first story in my new series will be released this month. Riley and Grace were such fun characters to work with. I hope everyone will enjoy them as much as I do.

It's exciting to have this happen so close after my Christmas release "Nick and Noelle." If you visit my personal blog - sweetnessandlightreviews.blogspot.com/, you can read some excerpts from that story and get a chance to win a free copy of "Saving Gracie."

Blurb:
Orchard Hill Residents - Lock up your hearts. Pansy Parker and Misty Green are rivals in romance. Each believes she is the town’s best matchmaker. Now they’re going to settle the question for once and for all. They’re keeping track to see who can make the most matches in a year’s time. Both Misty and Pansy are determined to be the winner. No heart is safe in Orchard Hill – not even their own.

Riley O’Neil and Grace Randall have been best friends since kindergarten and Pansy knows they belong together. After Grace’s fiancée leaves her at the altar, Riley decides it’s time to tell her he wants to be more than friends. Grace is still reeling from her fiancée’s betrayal. She fears that if she and Riley start dating, it will ruin their friendship – and right now Riley’s friendship is something she can’t spare. A new year is coming up and it’s the perfect time for a fresh start. Will Grace take a chance on love with Riley?

Excerpt:
When he pulled up in front of her house, she barely waited for him to stop before she jumped out. She slammed the car door without saying good-bye and stormed up the walk to her house.

Riley parked the car and came after her. She looked surprised when he walked in the door just behind her.

“Forget it. The evening’s ruined, Riley. Go home.”

“I don’t want it to end like this. I have to tell you something.” His eyes pleaded with her.

Grace crossed her arms over her chest. “Fine. What do you want to tell me?”

“Don’t be like this Gracie.”

“What am I supposed to be like? I don’t know what’s gotten into you, Riley.”

He gave up. Words were only making things worse. He’d just have to show her.
He grasped her arms and pulled her to him. He could feel her surprise as he lowered his mouth to hers, but she didn’t push him away, so he pulled her closer, into the circle of his arms. If he had known this would feel so right, he would have given Steve a run for his money years ago. He tightened his arms around her and kept kissing her until he had to come up for air.

She stared at him with wide, shocked eyes and lifted her hand to her mouth. “That’s what’s gotten into me, Grace. I wish you had told me a long time ago that you had doubts about you and Steve.”

5 comments:

Sheryl said...

OoooH, I'm lurrving this, Kara. He can circle me in his arms anytime! xx

Georgiana said...

Great excerpt, and I love your cover!

Cindy K. Green said...

I'm so excited about this series. The little bits I've read of several of the stories have been great. Congrats again, Kara!

Sarita Leone said...

Congrats on the upcoming release! It sounds wonderful. :)

Victoria Pitts-Caine said...

Kara -

I like the blurb. Hope your series does well.

Victoria