Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Small Town, Large Hearts Romance Blog Tour ~ Samantha Chase ~ Grace Burrowes ~ Andrea Laurence ~ Giveaway

Giveaway: Small town contemporary romance prize pack. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter.

 Q&A With Authors:

What can you tell us about the small town setting of your new romance?

Samantha Chase (author of RETURN TO YOU): The south shore of Long Island had always been my heroine Selena’s home. Born and raised minutes from the beach, she always dreamed that it would be where she’d find love, raise a family and live happily ever after. The small coastal town really hadn’t been part of James Montgomery’s plan for his own life, after meeting Selena, it’s suddenly a very appealing part of his future.

Grace Burrowes (author of KISS ME HELLO): Damson Valley lies in rural Maryland, about an hour away from both Washington, DC, and Baltimore. The Appalachian Mountains give the town a protected, bucolic feel, despite the proximity of big city lights. My hero attorney MacKenzie Knightley loved growing up with his brothers on a farm right outside Damson Valley, and was all too happy to go into practice with both James and Trent. The Knightley farm is now owned by foster mom Sidonie Lindstrom, who has moved away from Baltimore to give her foster son a better start in life. Sid has no patience for small town life, though before too long, the scenery does catch her interest…

Andrea Laurence (author of FEEDING THE FIRE): If you’re willing to turn your car off the highway and venture from the beaten path, you might be lucky enough to run across a town like Rosewood, Alabama. Steeped in southern charm and the traditional values of God, Family and Football (although not always in that order), Rosewood is like a time capsule preserving everything modern cities have lost. Here, you’ll find homemade pies, perfectly brewed sweet tea, and beauty parlors filled with lively gossip. It’s the kind of town where everybody knows everybody – and everybody knows your business whether you like it or not! Thanks for stopping by. Sit a spell and tell us what you know.

What’s the hardest part of dating in a small town?

Samantha ChaseDating in a small town – even if there isn’t gossipy people – just means that everyone is going to know your business. Not that it’s always a bad thing, but it’s still there. It’s hard to keep things private and when you have a terrible breakup, everyone knows about it – which is something Selena struggles with even ten years later.  

Is there a big party or a community get together for your small town?   

Grace BurrowesAt least within the pages of The Sweetest Kisses series, Damson Valley doesn’t have one annual gathering, but it has craft festivals, art festivals, winery tours, and when Sid really, really needs the help, her neighbors gather on short notice to help her tear down a hog house that offends property regulations and could cost her her foster care license.

Small towns are known for their gossip. What is some hot news going around about your couple?

Andrea Laurence: Well, with the recent bachelor auction, there’s lots of juicy gossip in town. People expected the ladies in town to pay a pretty penny for Grant’s time, but the never expected Pepper to be the one to buy him. She didn’t expect it either! Grant has made it no secret over the years that he wants Pepper and as far as anyone knows, he hasn’t succeeded until now. Everyone is holding their breath to see how it turns out. He isn’t exactly known for his monogamous style, but maybe Pepper is the one to tame the bad boy!


About the Authors

Samantha Chase

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

RETURN TO YOU releases March 3, 2015. You can preorder the title here: Amazon

Grace Burrowes

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes' bestsellers include The Heir, The Soldier, Lady Maggie's Secret Scandal, Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish and Lady Eve's IndiscretionThe Heir was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010, The Soldier was a PW Best Spring Romance of 2011,Lady Sophie's Christmas Wish won Best Historical Romance of the Year in 2011 from RT Reviewers' Choice Awards, Lady Louisa's Christmas Knight was a Library Journal Best Book of 2012, and The Bridegroom Wore Plaid was a PW Best Book of 2012. Her Regency romances have received extensive praise, including starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. Grace is branching out into short stories and Scotland-set Victorian romance with Sourcebooks. She is a practicing family law attorney and lives in rural Maryland.

KISS ME HELLO releases March 3, 2015. You can preorder the title here: Amazon

Andrea Laurence

Andrea Laurence has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to finally be able to share her special blend of sensuality and dry, sarcastic humor with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she's working on her own "happily ever after" with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody's business.

FEEDING THE FIRE releases March 16, 2015. You can preorder the title here: Amazon


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  1. There are all kinds of small towns that I find interesting...including the one where Jayne Krentz's telepaths live! Thank you for the lovely giveaway, all the titles sound wonderful!

  2. Thank you so much sharing and having me stop here on the blog!