I hope your summer is going well. Seattle had a record-breaking heat wave this past weekend—over 100 degrees for several days, which we are not used to in the Pacific Northwest. In fact, many people don’t even have air conditioning, so local communities had cooling centers where people could come to get out of the heat. Fortunately, we do have AC, so I just holed up inside and wrote.
Marvin, my backyard bear, didn’t seem to sweat the heat at all.
NEW BOOK, NEW SERIES
But the really exciting news is that I have a new book out today—ebook, that is. Later this year, Wishing Tree, my new series of Christmas romances, will officially launch with The Christmas Wedding Guest in paperback, ebook and audiobook on September 28. To whet your appetite, I’ve written a Christmas in July Wishing Tree novella, Say You’ll Stay. Because Say You’ll Stay is a novella, it’s too short to print on its own, so it is an ebook exclusive. If you don’t have an ereader, you don’t have to miss out. There are free apps to read ebooks on whatever device you’re using to read this email right now—computers, tablets, smart phones. Just Google “how to read ebooks on (name of your device).”
Welcome to Wishing Tree, where the magic of Christmas in July will bring you home in this heartwarming story by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery.
Some heartbreaks hit harder than others. For Shaye Harper, the last one was so bad she swore off men for good. Wishing Tree, Washington was supposed to be a pit stop on the road to a fresh start, but Shaye is swiftly drawn in by the quirky small town’s celebrations—and a handsome stranger she can’t resist.
After deployments around the world, Army vet Lawson Easley knows there’s no place better than his hometown. And he’s determined to stay right here, forever. Too bad the first woman who feels like “the one” is just passing through. The more time he spends with Shaye, the more he knows that she’s the piece his heart’s been missing.
Swept up by the joyful summer festivities and Lawson’s obvious affection, Shaye starts to feel she belongs. Here, with him. She never meant to end up in Wishing Tree. Then again, she never meant to fall in love.
Susan Mallery, author of the Fool’s Gold romances, cheerfully invites you to Wishing Tree, where Christmas comes to life…
The Somerville sisters believe in love, but they’ve lost faith it will happen for them. Reggie hasn’t been home since the end of the world’s shortest engagement. When her parents decide to renew their vows, she buffs up her twinkle to help with the Christmas wedding. Unexpectedly, Toby, her first love, is back too, and the spark between them shines as brightly as ever. In the spirit of the season, will they let go of past hurts and greet the new year together?
Done waiting for the one, Dena is pregnant and on her own—on purpose. But then a gorgeous, sad-eyed songwriter checks into a room at her inn. Micah, unable to write since he lost his wife, finds inspiration in Dena’s determination to be a mom. One snowflake-speckled kiss and he’s a goner. But Dena is afraid to believe that a rock star could fall for a cookie-cutter small-town girl like her.
As the Christmas wedding draws closer, these two sisters just might unwrap the most treasured gift of all…love.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. . .
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery pens a love story of a different sort...a heartfelt tale of friendship between two women who used to be sisters.
Once upon a time, when her dad married Sage's mom, Daisy was thrilled to get a bright and shiny new sister. But Sage was beautiful and popular, everything Daisy was not, and she made sure Daisy knew it.
Sage didn't have Daisy's smarts--she had to go back a grade to enroll in the fancy rich-kid school. So she used her popularity as a weapon, putting Daisy down to elevate herself. After the divorce, the stepsisters' rivalry continued until the final, improbable straw: Daisy married Sage's first love, and Sage fled California.
Eighteen years, two kids and one troubled marriage later, Daisy never expects--or wants--to see Sage again. But when the little sister they have in common needs them both, they put aside their differences to care for Cassidy. As long-buried truths are revealed, no one is more surprised than they when friendship blossoms.
Their fragile truce is threatened by one careless act that could have devastating consequences. They could turn their backs on each other again...or they could learn to forgive once and for all and finally become true sisters of the heart.
SUSAN MALLERY AND SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS – FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
Thursday, July 8 at 5:00 PM PDT / 8:00 PM EDT
Join me and the delightful Susan Elizabeth Phillips for a lively conversation and Q&A, sponsored by The Ripped Bodice Bookstore. We’ll share all the secrets about our newest releases WHEN STARS COLLIDE and THE STEPSISTERS. Plus, we’ll talk about the differences in our writing processes and are they ever different!
To watch go to The Ripped Bodice LA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/therippedbodiceLA/ on Thursday July 8th from 5:00-6:00 PM PDT / 8:00-9:00 PM EDT.
During the event you will receive a 24 hour 15% off code to use on any purchase from the bookstore website!