I’m kicking off my new series about creative people and the projects they’re working on by introducing you to author Laura Heffernan.
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Laura is one of the authors who is participating in the Oceanic Dreams Romantic Comedy Novella Series along with me and six other authors. First, a couple of things about the Ocean Dreams series: This project has been a behind-the-scenes secret for months and I’m very excited we can talk about it now. It’s been a blast to work on a short, fun book. All our stories in the series are stand-alones, but they have similarities, like song titles for their titles and overlapping characters taking the same Caribbean singles’ cruise. The first book in the series is out next month, with new books coming throughout the spring and summer.
Laura’s book is called TIME OF MY LIFE. It’s the second novella in the Oceanic Dreams series. Here’s what Laura has to say about it:
“It’s basically Dirty Dancing meets The Love Boat, with a healthy dose of pole fitness. I did pole fitness for years, and briefly subbed as a teacher for the beginner classes. I absolutely adored it, so it was only a matter of time before the sport found its way into one of my books.”
Here’s the book’s blurb:
She needs a partner, but passengers are off limits. It’s only one dirty dance…what could go wrong?
Legend says every person who boards the Oceanic Aphrodite will find their true love within a day. Of course, staff like Janey know that’s a crock. She’s on the ship to teach pole fitness and earn her paycheck, not to find romance. Then she runs into Frank in the boarding area. He’s everything Janey isn’t–refined, classy, rich, privileged–but his good looks and charm also make him undeniably appealing. But he’s a passenger, and that can’t happen.
When Janey’s partner becomes too ill to perform in the end-of-cruise talent show, Frank offers to fill in. He’s never done pole fitness, but his ballet background makes him the perfect choice. Not to mention their only option. Despite their differences, after a week of dirty dancing, Janey is surprised to find herself falling for Frank. For the first time, she finds herself hoping the legend is real–but giving in to temptation means Janey will find herself out of a job.
It’s available for pre-order on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2XletZD
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Laura is offering this special GIVEAWAY to my blog readers:
Before taking time off to have a baby, yes, she could do most of the moves described in this book. Not that one. But because big girls don’t cry, she tries not to dwell on it. Where are you tonight? Probably on , tweeting about reality television, board games, or Canadian chocolate.”