Thanks for hosting us, Dani. Lou and I are very excited to be here and to share the cover by Reese Dante for Sunset at Pencarrow, which is being released by Dreamspinner Press on 7th June.
Sunset at Pencarrow is our first co-written story, and is part of Dreamspinner Press’s World of Love. I had been thinking about writing a story set in New Zealand for World of Love and when Lou asked me whether I’d like to co-write it with her, I jumped at the chance. This is our first joint brainchild, but as we’ve enjoyed the experience so much we’ll be definitely writing together again.
I loved being able to set a story in Wellington, and have Nate and Rusty visit places I know. However, as Lou—and Rusty—asked questions, I did find I had to double check information about locations I hadn’t been to for a while. We have a saying here: don’t leave home until you’ve seen the country!
Lou and I also wanted to highlight some of the local scenery that wasn’t perhaps as well known as the more recognisable touristy places. The cover perfectly captures the feel of the rocky Pencarrow coastline—at the head of Wellington Harbour.
We’re running a rafflecopter giveaway as part of our release celebrations, with further chances to win with each stop of our upcoming blog tour. We hope you enjoy reading about Nate and Rusty as much as we enjoyed writing them.
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Cover by Reese Date
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 7th, 2017
Kiwi Nathaniel Dunn is in a fighting mood, but how does a man fight Wellington’s famous fog? In the last year, Nate’s lost his longtime lover to boredom and his ten-year job to the economy. Now he’s found a golden opportunity for employment where he can even use his artistic talent, but to get the job, he has to get to Christchurch today. Heavy fog means no flight, and the ticket agent is ignoring him to fawn over a beautiful but annoying, overly polite American man.
Rusty Beaumont can deal with a canceled flight, but the pushy Kiwi at the ticket counter is making it difficult for him to stay cool. The guy rubs him all the wrong ways despite his sexy working-man look, which Rusty notices even though he’s not looking for a man to replace the fiancé who died two years ago. Yet when they’re forced to share a table at the crowded airport café, Nate reveals the kind heart behind his grumpy façade. An earthquake, sex in the bush, and visits from Nate’s belligerent ex turn a day of sightseeing into a slippery slope that just might land them in love.
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Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She works in a library, is an avid reader and watcher across genres, and is constantly on the lookout for more hours in her day. Music often plays a part in her stories, and although she denies being a romantic at heart, the men in her books definitely are. Anne has written in several genres—contemporary, fantasy, historical, and SF— and believes in making her characters work for their happy endings. Anne can be found at her blog and website at http://annebarwell.wordpress.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/anne.barwell.1, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/annebarwell or email her at email@example.com.
Lou Sylvre loves romance with all its ups and downs, and likes to conjure it into books. The romantics on her pages are men who fall hard for each other, end up deeply in love, and often save each other from unspeakable danger. It’s all pretty crazy and very sexy. Among other things, Lou is the creator of the popular Vasquez and James series, which can be found at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, and many other online vendors. She is “Author Lou Sylvre” on Facebook and @sylvre on Twitter. Catch her occasional blog at http://www.sylvre.com, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lou and Anne also have a joint FB page at https://www.facebook.com/sylvrebarwellhoffmann/