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Author of True Love, the first in the Nantucket Brides Trilogy

A Conversation with Jude Deveraux

The wonderful descriptions of Nantucket in True Love certainly make us want to go and live there! Why did you decide to set your story there? I recently purchased a summer house on Nantucket so when I moved publishers in the US to Random House, it seemed natural to set my books there. I created a street, made a map, added a family to my Montgomerys and Taggerts, and told about the island which I came to love. I wanted to show a different side of the island than just what the tourists see. Nantucket is a wonderful place to live, not just to go to the beach and party. You’ve written so many wonderful romance novels, including A Knight In Shining Armor, which is one of our absolute favourites! Is there a novel of yours that is closest to your heart? Yes, A Knight In Shining Armor is my favourite. That was a gift from God. Everything fell into place when I was writing it. I loved the characters, the time period, all of it. Did you always want to be a writer? What do you enjoy most about your job? I never thought about being a writer. I just had stories running around in my mind and one day decided to write one of them down so it would go away. I love everything about my job except copyeditors. I especially love creating the characters, planning the plot, then writing the book to see what happens. Do you have the most fun creating your heroes or heroines? That’s a hard question to answer. I think it depends on the book. Sometimes she takes over, sometimes he does. I once had a heroine who was so strong I had to create another man to go with her. I had another heroine who was so unpleasant I threw her out and started over. I’ve had a couple of men who I didn’t like and I changed them. It’s the most fun when the hero and heroine are attracted to each other but there’s some obstacle in their way. I love the fireworks between them! Which authors do you enjoy reading for pleasure? I mostly read non-fiction. I’m working on a cookbook now so my office floor is littered with many cookbooks, a lot of them I bought on my last trip to England. London bookstores are divine! What’s your biggest indulgence? TV show and movies. I watch them while I type my day’s work, while I cook, while I do most anything. Someone once said to me, ‘If they wear old costumes and speak with an English accent, Jude’s seen it.’ I have a Region 2 player and order obscure shows and movies from Amazon.co.uk. I was the envy of everyone when I had Downton Abbey months before it played in the US. Another indulgence I have is tea. Proper tea made with hot water and so dark you can’t see the bottom of the cup. It’s not possible to find in the US, so I visit the UK and indulge myself lavishly. Who would be on your dream dinner party guest list? I’d like Oscar Wilde and the whole Marlborough Set. Or the Algonquin group. I like people who make me laugh and can think fast. Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton can sit at my table any time he wants. What’s your most prized possession? I’m not much into possessions. I move around a lot, sell things, and start over. My ability to create is what I value most. And since I write by hand I’m a fanatic about taking care of them. Do you have a motto for life? I’m more into surviving than living by a motto. We’re already looking forward to Prince Charming! Can you tell us a little about what’s coming next for your Nantucket Brides? Prince Charming is about the son of the people in The Princess. My hero, Graydon Montgomery, is the crown prince of Lanconia and he’s supposed to marry an appropriately aristocratic young woman but falls for a commoner. The next one will be called, I think, Ever After. It’s about a young woman who inherits a house on Nantucket, and some tenants come with it. One is a gorgeous young man and the other three haven’t been alive for a few hundred years.

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The Wedding Party

Jasmine Guillory
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Jasmine Guillory

From the author of The Proposal, a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick!A fun and flirty novel from New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory, author of The Proposal and The Wedding Date, one of Cosmopolitan's 33 Books to Get Excited About in 2018.For fans of Jo Watson, Sarah Morgan and Holly Martin, the next charming romance by The New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal.Maddie and Theo have two things in common:1. Alexa is their best friend2. They hate each otherAfter an 'oops, we made a mistake' night together, neither one can stop thinking about the other. With Alexa's wedding rapidly approaching, Maddie and Theo both share bridal party responsibilities that require more interaction with each other than they're comfortable with. Underneath the sharp barbs they toss at each other is a simmering attraction that won't fade. It builds until they find themselves sneaking off together to release some tension when Alexa isn't looking.But as with any engagement with a nemesis, there are unspoken rules that must be abided by. First and foremost, don't fall in love...'What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel' New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay on The Wedding Date

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What Happens In Vegas

Shana Gray
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Shana Gray

'Full of fun, friendship and romance - a real escapist treat' Jill ShalvisIn the first warm, funny and romantic novel in the Girls' Weekend Away series, four best friends embark on the ultimate girls' getaway filled with hijinks and a sprinkling of romance. For any fan of Bridesmaids and Sex and the City and readers of Jo Watson, Lauren Layne, Joanna Bolouri and Cate Woods.When the cop... Tough-as-nails detective Bonni Connolly is on a girls' getaway in Vegas with her friends, when Lady Luck shines on her. Seizing the chance to treat them all, Bonni splurges on a little luxury including a VIP booth in an exclusive club. That's when she sees him. Meets the gambler... Professional poker player Quinn Bryant is in town for one of the largest tournaments of the year. Fortune smiles on him when he spots Bonni across the dance floor. But what starts as a holiday fling soon turns into something more, as Bonni learns to see the man behind the poker face. The stakes have never been higher. Even though Bonni's trip has an end date and there is another tournament calling Quinn's name, their strong connection surprises them both. And by the end of the weekend they start to wonder if what happens in Vegas doesn't have to stay there...Look for the next escapist Girls' Weekend Away novel, Meet Me In San Francisco, coming soon!'This book was hot and fun, perfect for a summer read. If you have a Vegas fantasy, this is your book!' Vicki Lewis Thompson, New York Times bestselling author'This was a fun and steamy read about a girl's weekend in Vegas. It felt like an episode of Sex & The City' Marsi N., Goodreads'What a fun book, I could not put it down! Bonni and her girlfriends are such a fun and wild cast of characters. They really make this book so fun' April B., Goodreads'The perfect book for your next weekend read or that beach vacation you're going to take' Whiskey Angel Life Blog'If you're looking for a fun summer read, I highly recommend this book' Jeanne M., Goodreads

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Ever After: Nantucket Brides Book 3 (A truly enchanting summer read)

Jude Deveraux
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Jude Deveraux

Ever After concludes New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's breathtaking Nantucket Brides trilogy, introducing characters from a new generation of Montgomery-Taggerts, the beloved family from her classic novels.Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything - even her love life - for her beautiful stepsister, Shelly. One fateful day, Hallie makes two startling discoveries: not only has a mysterious relative left her a house on Nantucket, but Shelly has been trying to steal it.Fleeing to Nantucket, Hallie finds her guest room occupied by wealthy James Taggert who has injured his leg in a skiing accident. Assuming that the devastatingly handsome man has led a charmed life, Hallie is surprised by Jamie at every turn. His attentions draw her out of her shell - but he has a dark secret, and is tormented by nightmares that only her presence can keep at bay. On the gorgeous island, magic is everywhere. As Jamie's relatives arrive for a wedding gala, the aura of romance - enhanced by a pair of matchmaking ghosts and a colourful island legend - lead Jamie and Hallie towards a very special story of True Love destined to last forever after.Jude Deveraux. Love stories to enchant you.Don't miss the first two Nantucket Brides as they find their Happy Ever After in True Love and For All Time.

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For All Time: Nantucket Brides Book 2 (A completely enthralling summer read)

Jude Deveraux
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Jude Deveraux

For All Time continues New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's breathtaking Nantucket Brides trilogy, introducing characters from a new generation of Montgomery-Taggerts, the beloved family from her classic novels.At the wedding of Alix Madsen and Jared Montgomery, Jared's cousin Graydon can't look away from bridesmaid, Toby Wyndam. It's not just her quiet beauty or humour - Toby possesses the truly remarkable ability of being able to distinguish Graydon from his identical twin brother, Rory. According to family legend, such a gift marks her as Graydon's True Love.Graydon is heir to the Lanconian throne and must to marry a noble woman who has been chosen for him. Yet, intrigued by Toby, he asks her to help him hide on Nantucket for a week away from regal responsibilities. Knowing their union to be impossible, they promise to simply be friends.But there are forces at work beyond their control, which are ruled by time itself and a seductive spell is cast over Graydon and Toby. If they are to be together, they must change what once was, as well as what will be.Jude Deveraux. Love stories to enchant you.Read Alix and Jared's unforgettable love story in True Love, the first in the Nantucket Brides trilogy and look for the third gorgeous romance in Ever After.

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True Love: Nantucket Brides Book 1 (A beautifully captivating summer read)

Jude Deveraux
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Alexandra Ivy

Alexandra Ivy is a New York Times bestselling author of romantic suspense, paranormal and erotic romance. She has also written Regency historicals under the name Deborah Raleigh. A five-time Romantic Times Book Award Finalist, Ivy has received much acclaim for her Guardians of Eternity, ARES Security, Immortal Rogues and Sentinels series. She lives with her family in Missouri and can be found online at AlexandraIvy.com.Connect with her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/alexandraivyfanpage and on Twitter @AlexandraIvy

Beth Ciotta

Beth Ciotta is an award-winning author who specialises in romantic comedy with a twist. Her work includes contemporary, historical, and paranormal romantic fiction. As Beth says, "I can't think of anything more fulfilling than writing stories where everyone (except the villain, of course) gets a happy ending!"Beth lives in New Jersey with her husband, two zany dogs and a crazy cat. A retired professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing. To learn more about her colorful life, visit her website at www.bethciotta.com, follow her on Twitter @BethCiotta and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BethCiottaBooks.

J. Kenner

J. Kenner loves wine, dark chocolate, and books. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughters. Visit her online at www.jkenner.com to learn more about her and her other pen names, to get a peek at what she's working on, and to connect through social media.

Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times bestselling author who lives in Oklahoma with her husband and dogs. She has three grown children, who are all scattered around the country having lives of their own. A lover of sports, Jaci can often tell what season it is by what sport is being played. She watches entirely too much television, including an unhealthy amount of reality TV. When she isn't on deadline, Jaci can be found at her local casino, trying to become a millionaire (so far, no luck). She's a total romantic and loves a story with a happily ever after, which you'll find in all her books.Find the latest news on Jaci's books at ww.jaciburton.com, and connect with her online at www.facebook.com/AuthorJaciBurton or via Twitter @jaciburton.

Jami Alden

Jami Alden is the Holt Medallion-nominated author for sexy romantic suspense. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her socially well-adjusted alpha male husband, her sons, and a German Shepherd who patiently listens to dialogue and helps her work out plot points.You can learn more at www.JamiAlden.com or follow Jami on Twitter @jamialden and on at Facebook.com/jamialden

Jannine Gallant

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Jasmine Guillory

Jasmine Guillory is a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School. She is a Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake recipe for every occasion, and upwards of 50 lipsticks.Visit her website: www.jasmineguillory.com, find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/jasmineguillorywriter and follow her on Twitter @thebestjasmine and Instagram @jasminepics for more information.

Jay Crownover

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Lindsay Emory

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Shana Gray

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