LAST FIRST KISS – On sale June 23rd, 2015
About the book –
New to Avon author Lia Riley makes a splash with her first sexy, hilarious book in the sizzling Brightwater series!
A kiss is just the beginning…
Pinterest Perfect. Or so Annie Carson’s life appears on her popular blog. Reality is… messier. Especially when it lands her back in one-cow town, Brightwater, California, and back in the path of the gorgeous six-foot-four reason she left. Sawyer Kane may fill out those wranglers, but she won’t be distracted from her task. Annie just needs the summer to spruce up and sell her family’s farm so she and her young son can start a new life in the big city. Simple, easy, perfect.
Sawyer has always regretted letting the first girl he loved slip away. He won’t make the same mistake twice, but can he convince beautiful, wary Annie to trust her heart again when she’s been given every reason not to? And as a single kiss turns to so much more, can Annie give up her idea of perfect for a forever that’s blissfully real.
Guest Post –
Putting on My Big Girl Panties: Writing Adult Contemporary Romance
Last First Kiss (Brightwater #1) might be my fourth published book, but it’s my first adult contemporary romance. I debuted as a New Adult author in 2014 and loved revisiting my early twenties in all it’s angsty-ridden, heady, passionate glory. But here’s the thing. . .
Now that I’m in my thirties, married and a mom of (almost) three, I don’t feel like I magically have it “together.”
I pondered this for a little while and it interested me, and like any topic that interests me, there becomes a pull to explore it further, get my fingers moving on the keyboard and write.
So that feeling was the basic nugget that kicked off my Brightwater series. The desire to show women past the New Adult age, adults who were still looking to define themselves. They’d been knocked around a bit by life, faced tests and challenges, failed marriages, scars from their youth or ailing parents, and sometimes felt bewildered or even a little frightened. But despite everything life throws at them, they get up and keep going, fight the good fight and ultimately forge their own future, fall in love on their terms and deserve that happily-ever-after as a wiser and more confident women.
I’ve felt privileged to get to know Annie (LAST FIRST KISS), Eden (RIGHT WRONG GUY–out in August) and Quinn (BEST WORST MISTAKE–out in October) and learned a lot about myself while going on their journeys.
About the author –
Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult and Contemporary Adult romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.
A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn’t mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c’mon, who doesn’t love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about future books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound mighty fine.
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