by Bernadette Marie
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
Kennedy Devereaux, owner of Kennedy Devereaux Designs, is a sight to behold in her signature pink colors, accented with custom designed jewelry. Intriguing enough that Joel Kingsley, the man building the new business next door, can’t help but keep coming around, just to get to know the woman in the designer clothes. He finds she’s not such a mystery, and his charm easily wins her over--until she finds that he’s forgotten to let her in on the secrets of his past.
Pink doors, crystal light fixtures, white shelves. Joel cupped his hands around his eyes to get a better look at the feminine interior of the store he stood in front of. Kennedy Devereaux Designs, the lettering on the door said. Costume jewelry, purses, and a few pieces of clothing were elegantly displayed on uncluttered shelves. He could see a small sitting area toward the back of the store with white chairs on a plush pink rug.
When he stepped back from the door, he inhaled. Could he even smell the store and all of its femininity?
“Can I help you?” A soft voice had him turning to see a woman, as feminine as the store, standing behind him.
She was the smell—sweet and floral. Soft golden hair framed a delicate face, and her lipstick matched the soft pastel pink of the doors he’d been looking through. Sharp blue eyes watched him as he stared at her.
Joel Kingsley was no idiot around women, but this one seemed to render him speechless.
A Word With the Author:
1.Did you always want to be an author? I think that there was always a little bit of me that wanted to be an author, especially after falling in love with Laura Ingalls’ books. But I didn’t find the love until I was in junior high school, and then it was a passion from then on.
2.Tell us about the publication of your first book. My very first book was published in 2010 by a small press. It was an unfortunate event that ended badly, but, it introduced me to my first editor, whom I think is the best thing to happen to me. She was wonderful. When I left that publishing house, she followed me and was my editor for years. My first book was eventually given back to me years later, and now is in the catalog of my own publishing house.
3.Besides yourself, who is your favorite author in the genre you write in? I have always enjoyed Nora Roberts’ contemporary romances. I love her voice.
4.What's the best part of being an author? The worst? The best part of being an author is creating the stories you love to read and having others that beg for you to write more. The worst part is the algorithms from distributors that change all the time. One minute you’re a blockbuster, the next minute you’re just a pile of rocks! But, you keep writing!
5.What are you working on now? Right now I’m working on my Devereaux Family Series. This series, about four siblings, is releasing each month, November through February. They’ve been a lot of fun to create.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011. Since then she has authored and published over thirty-five books. The married mother of five sons promises romances with a Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it because she lives it.
Obsessed with the art of writing and the business of publishing, chronic entrepreneur Bernadette Marie established her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, in 2011 to bring her own work to market as well as offer an opportunity for fresh voices in fiction to find a home as well.
When not immersed in the writing/publishing world, Bernadette Marie and her husband are shuffling their five hockey playing boys around town to practices and games as well as running their family business. She is a lover of a good stout craft beer and might have an unhealthy addiction to chocolate.
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Kennedy-Devereaux-Family-Book-ebook/dp/B08JZK8KKV
Bernadette Marie will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.