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New Releases Coming Soon!

Published June 9, 2015 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

As most of you may know, Breathless Press closed its doors on May 1st. I had four books with them and took the option to buy the covers as I really liked their cover art. 🙂 Therefore, I have decided to self-publish the titles you see here.

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Blurbs:

Blessed Homecoming…A sweet romantic suspense.

Wendy Danforth is preparing to be a single mom, her ex-husband in jail for spousal abuse. She returns home to Riverton, New Brunswick, only to be caught off guard by the handyman in residence. Attraction hits, swift and piercing, but she quells her unruly emotions. With one bad relationship behind her, she’s in no hurry to get involved in another. Besides, at almost nine months pregnant, she wasn’t exactly looking her best.

Jake Roberts, hired to renovate the Danforths’ house, took one look at his employer’s daughter and wanted to run far and fast. He hadn’t been around a pregnant woman in three long years, not since his wife and unborn son died in an auto accident. But when her ex-husband escapes custody, he steps up to protect Wendy and her unborn child.

Her Unlikely Bodyguard…Heat level 2, romantic suspense

A stalker who wants revenge…a past flame rekindled…Jemma Leigh’s summer just got interesting.

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Jemma Leigh Harding has drawn the attention of an unknown stalker and returns to her hometown of Somerville, a safe haven—or so she thinks—on the east coast of Canada.

Theodore Garrity is the last person she expects to see, considering how easily he walked away from her after graduation to join the army.

Their past history involves secrets Jemma Leigh is hesitant to share. When it becomes clear the stalker has followed her home, Teddy becomes her unlikely bodyguard. Will the terror and past hurts separate them forever? Or will love blaze a fresh path for their future?

Love on the Rocks…A sweet romantic suspense.

When Sara attempts to save her daughter, she may also be escaping a fate worse than an abusive boyfriend…she may be running away from true love. The big question is: Which man will find her first?

Sara Compton, normally strong, independent, and fun-loving, is deeply distressed at having to abandon her baby, but she has neither money nor home and is hiding from an abusive and obsessive ex-boyfriend. The only way to keep her child safe is to give her up.

Anthony Jacobs has sworn off women due to a previous relationship gone sour. He finds the child, takes her home, and arranges care for her. When he places a public call for a nanny and a lovely woman arrives who seems to have a rapport with the abandoned baby, he hires her on the spot.

Sara is fraught with guilt and tension at the possibility of being found out. What will Anthony think of her if—or when—he finds out the truth? To add to her worries, trouble arises in the form of Sara’s ex-boyfriend, who appears on the scene with custody papers in hand. She makes a hasty escape, her daughter in tow, but in the process of avoiding the evil Elliot Saunders, is she leaving behind her one true love?

Finding Baby J…A sweet romance with a little heat.

One lonely woman, a doctor afraid of commitment… Will finding Baby J help them heal each other?

Shana Davis knows what it’s like to be unloved and unwanted. Her childhood involved being shuffled from one foster home to the next. One night, as her shift at Mercy hospital comes to an end, she hears a forlorn, mewling sound and finds a newborn baby boy left in a dumpster. The abandoned baby appeals to her soft heart and her immediate attachment to the child—dubbed Baby J—leads to her spending a lot of time in the Maternity Ward in the company of the handsome Dr. Daniels.
Dr. Kagan Daniels is heart-sore and commitment-shy due to his failed marriage and past experiences with selfish, cold-hearted women. But he sees a gentle, caring soul in Shana and is drawn to her. Despite his reservations, he realizes he wants to get to know her better and finds excuses to spend time in her company.
Having always wanted to be a daddy, Kagan adopts Baby J. As he and Shana grow closer, Shana feels she’s found her own private heaven. She has Baby J and the man of her dreams. What more could a woman want?
But a conniving woman, a manipulative mother, and a man from Shana’s past threaten to come between them. Will the lies spewed by others separate them forever? Or can their love win out over all?

And the best part is…they will be available in print. Yay! Will be back on Amazon as soon as I can get them there. Still recovering from major surgery, so time at my desk is limited. Thank you for your time, understanding, and support. Love you all!

New Release and Cover Reveal!!!

Published May 23, 2015 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

couple man and woman - romantic dawn at the beach
A Soldier for Poppy is now available online and just in time for Memorial Day weekend in the US. How do you like this cover? Gorgeous!

Blurb:
Poppy Jacobson has sworn off the military life ever since her husband died and left her to raise their children alone. She vowed never to hurt that way again and spent her days looking after her two preschoolers, her house, her garden, and her part-time work as an accountant. But she longed for someone to hold her in the wee hours of the morning. But did her attraction to Carl dishonor her husband’s memory?

Carl Anders was her husband’s best friend and an honorary uncle to her children, but for him that wasn’t enough. He’d always loved Poppy and it was time for her to start living again, hopefully with him. Could he break through the barriers she’d erected since Peter died? A summer with them as guests at his beach house would tell the tale.

It’s available now at Amazon.

Cover Reveal!!!

Published February 13, 2015 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Allora's Valentine

Just in time for Valentine’s…or so I hope…depending on Amazon. It’s uploaded and, although it’s not yet available, I couldn’t resist sharing the cover with you.

Ladies and gents, I am pleased to introduce you to Dexter Hammond, hotelier superb and sexy hero. 🙂

This sweet romance was a fun one to write as it combines a sense of humor with the budding romance.

Blurb:

Allora Tate had planned the perfect Valentine’s Day wedding…until her groom-to-be left her standing alone at the altar. She decides to go on her honeymoon by herself and meets Dexter Hammond, the sexy and exciting hotel manager.

Dexter sees many beautiful women pass through his hotel, but none have captivated him the way Allora has. He wasn’t keen on catching a woman on the rebound, but he couldn’t make his heart understand. Determined to catch her attention, Dexter plans a Valentine’s party for his guests with the hopes of winning her over during the evening.

Keep watching my Amazon Page for the release or my Facebook page. I will post as soon as I have the link.

Thank you for supporting me in my writing. 🙂

New Release!!! High-Tech Holiday!!!

Published November 15, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

I am so pleased to present this year’s Christmas story, High-Tech Holiday. My friend, DJ, and I brain-stormed it last year, but it was never completed. She got to nagging me a few weeks ago, so I finished it, had it beta read and edited while I did up the cover, then put it together to upload on Amazon.

Christmas to me is about love and sharing. Who better to do that with than family? Although I’m lucky enough to have my dearest family members near, there are plenty of people who travel to visit family during the holidays.

In High-Tech Holiday, Kris Temple is one of them. She’s flying home  to spend Thanksgiving with her family, extremely tired yet exhilarated from shopping earlier in the day. This is the weekend when her family decides who plays Santa on Christmas morning and, not having any children of her own, she’s determined that this year, it will be her. Of course, things get really interesting when she strikes up a conversation with her hunky, drop-dead gorgeous seat mate, Aaron Masters.

That’s all I will say for now. 🙂 The blurb and excerpt to follow will give you a sneak peek into the lives of Kris and Aaron, but first, I’d like to wish everyone a safe and profitable Black Friday and a Happy Thanksgiving.

Being Canadian, we celebrated Thanksgiving in October. It’s important to give thanks for the many blessings we receive…family, friends, food, shelter…they all feature daily in our lives. So does love, respect, and consideration for others. I’ve never taken part in the Black Friday madness, but I’ve heard the horror stories. Please be patient while waiting in those long line-ups. If you have an ereader of some kind, download a few stories to prevent you from being bored and cranky. LOL High-Tech Holiday would be an excellent choice, and you can check out my Amazon Author page for a list of all my available books. 🙂 Enjoy!

Blurb:

Kris Temple is a web graphics designer, an ambitious entrepreneur striving to survive in a dog-eat-dog world. She also wants to win her family’s Christmas contest. She adorns herself in full holiday gear the night before thanksgiving and is flying home fully decorated. She’s thrilled to find herself seated next to a handsome man. But Kris has a speech problem. However would she converse with this man without stuttering and embarrassing herself?

Aaron Masters is not thrilled to be flying economy, but his personal jet is in for repairs. He’d had to scurry to the reservation desk at the last minute to book a seat on the only flight out, and now he finds his practical, no-nonsense demeanor assaulted by a woman dressed as a holiday advertisement…his seatmate. How could he hope to ignore this woman for the entire flight?

With their flight being rerouted, calls from her ex-fiancé/co-worker pleading for assistance, and his ex-girlfriend stalking him, they are certainly in for a memorable flight.

Excerpt:

“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain. We are being rerouted due to a severe storm front sweeping down from Canada. We are unable to return to Chicago or continue on to Minneapolis.” There was a general murmur of discontent at this announcement.

“We are being rerouted south to Atlanta. Attendants will be on hand to assist with reservations for accommodation and help reschedule your flights. We apologize for the delay in your travels but deem the safety of our passengers our top concern. We are sorry for any inconvenience.”

“I should have stayed in Chicago,” Ethan mumbled.

“I’m going to miss the contest. Darn.”

Ethan pulled out his cell phone. “George, have Donald bring the car around to the airport and instruct Maria to make up a guest room. I think I have a travel companion who’ll be staying overnight.” He signed off a moment later and turned to her. “I hope you don’t mind me making plans for you, but since Atlanta is one of the corporate locations for the businesses I run, I know finding decent accommodation will be next to impossible.”

She hesitated briefly, before replying, “That sounds fine. Thank you. Are you sure it won’t put you out?”

“I have a six thousand square-foot loft. You won’t be crowding me,” he said with just a hint of a smile.

“I should call my family and let them know about the delay.” Nothing like stating the obvious, Kris, she thought with disgust as she flipped open her cell phone.

“Hi, Mom. I’m going to be delayed. They’ve rerouted my flight due to a storm. Yes, we’re landing Atlanta. No, I have all my luggage with me. Yes, Mom, I do have clean underwear,” she whispered the last part. She could feel the flush of color rushing into her face. God! How embarrassing. Once again she could tell he was listening to her every word. Especially when she whispered her response to her mother and he’d leaned closer.

“Yes, I’ll call as soon as I land. Bye for now.”

Shoving the phone deep into her pocket, she turned to see a huge grin on the handsome face next to her. “Are you enjoying yourself?”

“More than I ever thought possible.” His answering smile showed off a dimple in his right cheek.

“Well, I’m feeling rather exposed at the moment. So maybe you can share something personal about yourself?”

“Actually I was going to ask you what color.”

“What color?”

“Are they?”

“Are what?” she was starting to wonder if he was a little tipsy.

“Your underwear.”

“That is none of your business,” she admonished, incredulous he would even dare ask.

“Well, it sounded like your mom was concerned about it. I just figured I should be too.”

Now she could see he was really having fun at her expense. But then, it was kind of funny that a successful, independent woman had a mother who still wanted to make sure she had clean underwear in case of an emergency.

“My mom’s a bit old-fashioned and still thinks I’m twelve. She treats all of us that way.”

High-Tech Holiday is now available at Amazon. Only 99 cents!

Cover Art Reveal! High-Tech Holiday! Coming soon!

Published November 11, 2012 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

Christmas is my favorite time of year. The family get togethers, the concerts, the special church services, even the shopping. I love seeing the streets, stores, and houses all decorated for the holiday. But I especially love the spirit of peace and goodwill during this time. Too bad it didn’t last all year.

And the food!!! I can’t forget about all the delicious cooking and baking on offer. Yummy!

This year I’ve once again penned a Christmas novella. It’s titled High-Tech Holiday and will be releasing November 15th. Here’s a sneak peek. Enjoy!

Blurb:

Kris Temple is a web graphics designer, an ambitious entrepreneur striving to survive in a dog-eat-dog world. She also wants to win her family’s Christmas contest. She adorns herself in full holiday gear the night before thanksgiving and is flying home fully decorated. She’s thrilled to find herself seated next to a handsome man. But Kris has a speech problem. However would she converse with this man without stuttering and embarrassing herself?

Aaron Masters is not thrilled to be flying economy, but his personal jet is in for repairs. He’d had to scurry to the reservation desk at the last minute to book a seat on the only flight out, and now he finds his practical, no-nonsense demeanor assaulted by a woman dressed as a holiday advertisement…his seatmate. How could he hope to ignore this woman for the entire flight?

With their flight being rerouted, calls from her ex-fiancé/co-worker pleading for assistance, and his ex-girlfriend stalking him, they are certainly in for a memorable flight.

 

New Release!

Published October 13, 2011 by Lorraine Nelson - Author

His Christmas Wish is now on sale at Amazon! This novella is a sweet romance featuring a second chance at love. Only 99 cents.

http://www.amazon.com/His-Christmas-Wish-ebook/dp/B005V0T88O/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1318550429&sr=8-4

Excerpt:

Fatima Leone is out searching for the perfect Christmas Tree when her car skids off the road. When she wakes up, virtually in her ex-boyfriend’s arms, she has to wonder if fate is playing tricks on her.

All Colin Reyes wants for Christmas is to be left alone, but whenFatima reappears in his life, he finds himself rethinking his Christmas wish.

In other news… Zakia and the Cowboy is still a Featured Title at All Romance Books and in the top 50 for Mystery/Suspense; top 100 for Cowboy/Western. I couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you to all my fans. You’re the ones that made this happen and I so hope you enjoy the read.

And to anyone with Zakia and the Cowboy on their wish list, it is now 15% off at Evernight. A great time to get your copy!

 http://www.evernightpublishing.com/zakia-and-the-cowboy-by-lorraine-nelson/

Watch for Mistletoe and Mr. Hoe, coming to Amazon in November.