Thursday, May 29, 2014

Author Guest Post/Giveaway : Healing Her Heart by Audra North

May is always such a weird month for me because, on the one hand, it’s my birth month, yay! Cake and presents! So that’s…you know. That’s nice. But then the whole excitement of my birthday dies down and I realize the next week or the next day or the next second after the candles get blown out that Holy crap I am one year older oh my god what have I done with my life?

There’s a lot of crying and eating what I like to call “self-pity cake.”

This birthday, though, was my first birthday as a published author! Yay! And on top of that exciting honor, I had a release to look forward to at the end of the month. Healing Her Heart, the third novella in the Stanton Family series from Entangled Publishing, released on Tuesday and I’m all aflutter.

I originally wrote Healing Her Heart because I had a story in mind for Greg Stanton, the hero. But as I was writing it, I realized that it was actually Carrie’s story more than Greg’s—Carrie is the heroine in Healing Her Heart. That’s why the title ended up focused on her. Because even though Greg is going through a crisis at the beginning of the book, it ends up being Carrie who gets healed.

It was really a fun book to write because Greg and Carrie are both such complete idiots when it comes to love. I don’t even know where to begin with how clueless these two are together. But with a little luck and a lot of great advice from the residents of the assisted living home where Carrie works, they end up learning how to fall in love. And Lily Stanton from One Night in Santiago has a cameo in this one!

I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Now I’m off to eat some celebration cake! Which, really, is the same cake as self-pity cake, just with a different name…and yet, somehow, celebration cake tastes so much better.

Book Title: Healing Her Heart
Author: Audra North
Release Date: 5/27/14
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Author Bio: Audra North fell in love with romance at age thirteen and spent the next twenty years reading as many romance novels as she could. Even now, after having read over one thousand of them, Audra still can't resist the lure of a happily ever after, and her collection continues to grow. She lives near Boston with her husband, three young children, and a lot of books. Visit her website at or find her (way too frequently) on Twitter @AudraNorth.

Book Synopsis:
Informing the next of kin of a patient’s death is hardly cardiac surgeon Greg Stanton’s favorite activity. Tired of spreading bad news, he decides to take a week off and enjoy a few extra curricular activities—one in particular that hopefully involves a certain blonde director.
Emily’s experience as the Director of New Beginnings, an Assisted Living Residence, has taught her that the wisdom of the elderly is often more healing than any drug. So when Greg drops by her office to tell her one of her residents passed away and mentions he’s taking some time off, Emily suggests that he spend the time volunteering at her facility.
Greg is in need of a way to de-stress. After being burned by her ex-fiance, Emily needs a little fun. What’s a little sex between friends? But when their casual arrangement is complicated by real feelings, one of them will have to step up to save what could be something special before they both tear it apart.

Tagline: A week together could be just the cure she needs...
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