Today my guest is Sharon Struth, giving us a peek at her new work in the Blue Moon Lake series, as well as a look at Share The Moon. She's giving us just enough to intrigue us. Welcome, Sharon. By the way, today is Sharon's birthday. I love having her here to help her celebrate.
It’s a busy time for the series, with SHARE THE MOON currently available, an upcoming release of a Christmas novella, TWELVE NIGHTS, and the second full-length novel, HARVEST MOON due out December 2015.
Here’s a sample of what’s to come for next year. Oh, the dog in this scene is a Bassett hound, whose name is Bella—title hint ;-)
From Bella Luna, Book Three, Blue Moon Lake Novels by Sharon Struth
Leo Drake’s head ached and he couldn’t shake off his disorientation, certain he walked around in some awful dream.
“Your house?” The woman’s wide blue eyes showed her terror. “Could you please lower that bat? I didn’t break in. I have a key.” She tilted her head toward her hand, where a key ring dangled from her fingertips.
Shit. He lowered the bat and took the last step down into the foyer. Goddamn Everett must’ve rented the place again.
She lowered her arms. “Wh-who are you?”
“This is my house. Who are you?”
“Emma.” She hesitated a brief second and her heart-shaped face shifted into a more confident pose as she jutted out a determined chin. “Emma McMorris. I have papers showing I’m legally renting this place.” She took a manila envelope off the table near the door. “For at least this month, possibly longer. Are you Everett?”
He clenched his jaw at the mention of his brother’s name. “No. Leo Drake. My brother and I share ownership of the house. I hate to tell you, but you’ll have to find somewhere else to stay.”
A razor sharp edge glistened in her determined blue eyes. “I’m afraid not. I signed a lease. My options are limited, so we’d better get this straightened out.”
Leo took a step closer to her, his height a good head above hers. She stood firm, her gaze unyielding. Moxie always impressed him.
He studied her from top to toe. Mickey Mouse struck his usual kicked-back pose on her chest. Patterned pants lined her legs, looking more like they belonged on a clown or someone still in high school. Not this woman, whose age he guessed at over thirty.
She pulled out her cell phone from her windbreaker pocket. “Does Meg know you’re staying here?”
“The real estate agent.” She searched through the envelope and removed a business card. “I’m calling her.”
“Well, it’s pointless. Everett shouldn’t have leased this place again.”
She ignored him and dialed. He glanced down at the dog, which threatened him with bloodshot eyes and a wagging tail. Some watch dog. He resisted the urge to bend over and pet the cute guy.
Leo lifted his gaze to the uninvited guest, whose name he’d already forgotten. “There’s no way I’m leaving my own house.”
“We’ll see.” She turned her back on him. “Hello, Meg…”
A renter. The last thing he needed. Returning to the Northbridge house to get work done had been Leo’s last resort. Both his publisher and agent called him regularly, anxious to know about the book’s progress. The deadline to turn it in had passed months ago.
He needed quiet. Peace. The lake house stood amongst his favorite writing places. Back here, he expected to find his muse. Because he couldn’t find it anywhere else.
Since childhood, Everett had won every battle the brothers shared. This time, though, Leo wasn’t about to give in.
Keep reading for more information about the great first book in this series. It was a great read.
Sometimes trust is the toughest lesson to learn.
Sophie Shaw is days away from signing a contract that will fulfill her dream of owning a vineyard. For her, it’s a chance to restart her life and put past tragedies to rest. But Duncan Jamieson’s counter offer blows hers out to sea.
Duncan still finds Sophie as appealing as he had during boyhood vacations to the lake. Older and wiser now, he has his own reasons for wanting the land. His offer, however, hinges on a zoning change approval.
Bribery rumors threaten the deal and make Sophie wary of Duncan, yet she cannot deny his appeal. When her journalistic research uncovers a Jamieson family secret, trust becomes the hardest lesson for them both.
"Heart-tugging small town romance with real emotion.
Struth is an author to watch!"
—Laura Drake, author of RITA-award winning The Sweet Spot
“Sharon Struth has woven a tale of suspicion, mystery and the complete emotional breakdown of two people searching for love and restoration of their past lives. The plot is refreshing and will definitely keep the reader turning page after page. SHARE THE MOON is a book that restores faith in human nature and the ability to again find love.” –Fresh Fiction
Sharon Struth is an award-winning author who believes it’s never too late for a second chance in love or life. When she’s not writing, she and her husband happily sip their way through the scenic towns of the Connecticut Wine Trail. Sharon writes from the small town of Bethel, Connecticut, the friendliest place she’s ever lived.
SHARE THE MOON, book one in the Blue Moon Lake Romances, is a finalist for a RONE Award and a Chatelaine Award for Romantic Fiction!
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