New Release: Next Door Neighbors

It’s new release week! All week long I’ll be featuring new releases from incredible indie authors and it all leads up to the release of my new book, A Familiar Darkness, on April 5th. Today’s new release is from Frances Hoelsema, author of Growing Up Neighbors and she’s pleased to announce the release of the second book in her Neighbors series:

Next Door Neighbors

Next_Door_Neighbors_Cover_for_KindleElena Montgomery, an elderly victim of fibromyalgia, has two main loves in her life:

Brian, her attractive and hard-working son; and Jill Stevens, her caring friend and next door neighbor.

When Brian and Jill meet for the first time, they have a chemistry that no one can deny.

Although Jill finds herself wanting to get closer to Brian, she believes she can’t. Being hurt in the past, she vows to remain single the rest of her life, thinking it’s better not to love than to love and get burned. Brian, on the other hand, wants to get to the bottom of her fears and show her that not all men are the same. He is determined to win her trust, her heart and her hand in marriage.

Through pain, passion and pursuit, will Brian be able to prove to Jill what true love is all about?

Next Door Neighbors is a clean, contemporary romance that will not only pull on your heart strings, but leave you wanting to read more!

Here’s an excerpt:

For the few brief seconds that they gazed into one another’s

eyes, Brian’s urge to kiss Jill grew intensely. If there was ever going to be a moment to display his

affection, this was it. Brian slowly, eagerly leaned over to just inches before Jill’s lips, stopping just shy of

delivering their first kiss. Excited she didn’t move away, he reached his destination, brushing his lips with

hers.

Their kiss started off gently, softly. It was tender and sweet. The

longer it lasted, though, the more Jill had melted into it, and the deeper and more passionate it became.

She needed him.

He needed her.

But a moment later Jill froze. The heat between them instantly

turned to ice as she abruptly pulled away from what the two of them were enjoying just seconds ago.

Puzzled, Brian asked, “Is everything all right?”

She couldn’t do it. As much as Jill admitted to wanting Brian and

as great as their kiss was, traveling down that road again was too big a risk. And with him leaving soon, she didn’t want to start something she could never finish. Shaking her head, she said, “I’m sorry. I can’t do this. I can’t allow myself to get involved with you or any other man again.”

Providing no other explanation, she completely freed herself

from Brian’s hold and ran out of the room.

Brian followed swiftly while shouting, “But I’m not

like…”

With the slam of a door, Jill was gone.

Next Door Neighbors is available on Amazon 

For more information on Frances and/or her writing, please connect with her on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/frances.hoelsema.author OR on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/FrancesHoelsema.

You can also find updates on her blog at: www.franceshoelsema.wordpress.com.

 

You Gotta Read: Open Door

Open Door by Christine Locke is a paranormal suspense set in the beautifully historic town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  It follows the story of 16 year old Carin White as she moves to town with her “aunt” to work in the big house aunt Helen has inherited.  But strange things start happening and Carin quickly realizes that things are not what they seem at Mallace Mansion. When she finds a family album in the attic, her mother reveals the mysterious truth: she isn’t Carin White. She’s Carin Mallace.

My Thoughts

I loved this book because it grabbed your attention right from the first page and drew you into the mystery of the house. I could easily envision the setting of the Mallace estate in lovely Eureka Springs. That city has always captured my imagination. It isn’t difficult to become absorbed in this incredible story where the house is as much a character as the people.  You’ll keep reading just to know what happens to Carin as her life becomes increasingly more complicated by the mystery surrounding her. There were surprises from the first chapter until the last page. This book is not meant for very young readers as it deals with some intense drama, but teens and adults alike should enjoy it.

Where to Get It
It’s only 99 cents on Amazon Kindle!

Want More?
Come back on Friday to see what Mrs. Locke has to say about writing. She’s got some fabulous advice for you and explains how she developed her story and The Legacy Series. Until then, you can read what her main character, Carin Mallace, has to say about living at Mallace Mansion by visiting The Legacy of Carin Mallace and reading her diary entries. Don’t forget to grab your copy of the book, too!