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July New Releases!

Happy July! We have some brand spanking new releases for you this month. Perfect for the beach or to snuggle up under a blanket with, depending on which part of the world you’re from!

JulyRelease1The Army Doc’s Baby Secret by Charlotte Hawkes

His wife is back…

…with his secret son!

Since losing his leg on a mission, soldier Zeke Jackson has worked hard and come a long way; now a multi-millionaire he’s also committed to helping others. Yet nothing can prepare him for the moment his wife, army doctor Tia Farringdale, walks back into his life and reminds him just how powerful their connection still is… And Tia isn’t alone — she’s brought his son with her!

 

JulyRelease2Saved by Their One-Night Baby by Louisa George

Can a shock baby…

…redeem this damaged doctor?

In this SOS Docs story, the last person pediatrician Ethan Reid expects to see on board the rescue boat during his latest humanitarian mission is nurse Claire Durand. The woman he shared an electrifying, anonymous encounter with is now his newest colleague! Life’s taught Ethan to keep everyone at arm’s length, but Claire’s bombshell changes everything. Because Ethan’s no longer alone — Claire’s pregnant, with his baby!

SOS Docs duet

Book 1 — Saved by Their One-Night Baby

Book 2 — Redeeming Her Brooding Surgeon

 

JulyRelease3Redeeming Her Brooding Surgeon by Sue MacKay

He couldn’t save his friend…

Can she save his bruised heart?

In this SOS Docs story, haunted by the fact he couldn’t save his best friend, brooding surgeon Chase Barrington dedicates himself to saving lives. He won’t get close to anyone again, but is blindsided by a passionate kiss with stunning ex-army doc Kristina Morton. Suddenly Chase is on a rollercoaster of emotions, but can he leave the past behind and embrace a future with Kristina?

SOS Docs duet

Book 1 — Saved by Their One-Night Baby

Book 2 — Redeeming Her Brooding Surgeon

 

JulyREelase4Pregnant by the Single Dad Doc by Louisa Heaton

Working with her ex…

…leads to unexpected consequences!

Turning her life around after a crushing loss, medical student Ellie Jones is shocked to discover her new mentor is Dr. Logan Riley—who broke her heart years earlier! Single dad Logan’s hands are full raising his autistic daughter, but Ellie finds herself more drawn to him than ever. And when the family losses they’ve both experienced bring them closer, reigniting their old flame, it leads to an unplanned surprise…

 

JulyRelease5A Nurse to Tame the ER Doc by Janice Lynn

Their connection is undeniable…

Will it last forever?

Nurse Taylor Hall is finally putting her life back together post-divorce. And a fling with sexy playboy Dr. Jack Morgan, when they’re both working at a music festival, is the perfect way to move on. Their chemistry is electric, but Taylor isn’t looking for commitment and besides Jack’s leaving town soon… Unless their deep unexpected bond can convince Taylor to fight for a second chance at forever…

 

JulyRelease6A Nurse and a Pup to Heal Him by Kate Hardy

A nurse, her puppy…

And the family he never thought he’d have?

After losing his wife and baby to his best friend, guarded GP Ben Mitchell’s sworn off love. But nurse Toni Butler and her adorable therapy dog Archie are drawing him out of his shell. When a romantic weekend in Vienna leads to an unexpected pregnancy, Ben’s painfully reminded of the family he lost. What will it take for Ben to believe this family’s for keeps?

 

Happy Reading! xo

 

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Summer Plans

Me again! I’m suffering through a sinus infection, but I’m here and I’m really looking forward to summer. I’m going to RWA in NYC in July and then I’m headed to Ottawa for one of my favourite Reader events Romancing the Capital, but also I’m looking forward to camping! Especially now that we’re the proud owners of this:

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I spent many happy summers as a kid in my parents Coleman camper. And I love camping, but haven’t been able to do a whole lot. It was fine when our kids were little and we were able to all fit in our tent, but as I get older and they get bigger, it wasn’t feasible.

And I missed camping.

So the DH and I have been talking about this step since we got married. We toyed with the idea of a more permanent trailer in a park, but the thing is we love travelling. We didn’t want an RV because first they cost $$$ and like a car depreciate a bit more than a tent camper or a travel camper.

We did start looking, but we’re overly impressed at the dealers with what we saw for our price range. Then my DH got word from a work buddy. He’d upgraded to a hybrid travel trailer and this was in our budget, in awesome shape and we were helping out a friend.

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It has a slide out. My parents didn’t. It also has heated mattresses and a furnace so we can camp right up until the Provincial Parks close in October.

Since, we were SO late starting a lot of the popular northern parks and our vacation time was already taken, so we’re doing some weekends. Next year we can do a week. And I’m already planning.

On the top of my list next year is Algonquin Provincial Park:

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Arrowhead Provincial Park:

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And finally, Neys where famed Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris painted Pict Island from this park:

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This year our plan is just to stay close to home and we’re hitting Inverhuron and Point Farms.

So those are my plans for the next few summers. 🙂 It’ll be nice to unplug and relax. One thing I learned about travelling to Wood Buffalo in the summer of 2017 was that it totally recharged my muse being disconnected and being up north. We’re all looking forward to it and I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with my kids before they get too old. Best part, we can bring the dog!

What are some of your plans for summer? Or if you’re heading into your winter season, what did you do for your summer?

And if you’re going to be in NYC for RWA in July 2019 I would love to see you! I’m signing at the Harlequin Signing and the big RWA signing. 🙂

And if you’re going to Romancing the Capital in August 2019 in Ottawa, I’ll see you there too. ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, New Releases

New Releases

It’s June and we have brand spanking new releases for all of you! Including the debut book of our newest Medical Romance Author Deanne Anders!

 

NEWRelease1Falling for her Italian Billionaire by Annie Claydon

Hired to protect him…

Now she’s falling for him!

In this London Heroes story, protecting Dr. Gabriel DeMarco from a threat against his family is no-nonsense bodyguard Clara Holt’s most challenging assignment yet. The Italian billionaire is distractingly gorgeous anddetermined to put his patients before his own safety! Clara vowed never again to risk mixing her career with romance — only while she’s busy protecting him, Gabriel’s busy breaking down the walls around her heart…

 

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From Midwife to Mommy by Deanne Anders

The family she’s always wanted…

With the man she doesn’t expect!

Midwife Lana Sanders is about to adopt little Maggie, and gain the family she never thought she’d have, when pediatrician Trent Montgomery arrives claiming to be Maggie’s uncle! Lana won’t give up without a fight, but resisting the tempting Texan is her greatest battle. They work well together in the delivery room and sparks fly in the bedroom, but can Lana trust Trent with her heart?

 

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Her Secret Miracle by Dianne Drake

Can their miracle baby…

…bind them — forever?

Dr. Michi Sato will never forget the night of incredible passion she shared with lone-wolf billionaire and surgeon Eric Hart. Especially as it resulted in the baby she never thought she’d have. Her son’s heart condition has meant Michi’s always put him first, but now she must fly him to New York for treatment…and tell guarded bachelor Eric that he’s a father!

 

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Pregnant with Her Best Friend’s Baby by Alison Roberts

From friends with benefits…

To parents!

Paramedic dream team Maggie and Joe aren’t just crewmates in the Aratika Rescue Service, they’re also best friends. Until a particularly perilous, adrenaline-fueled rescue leads to one hot night in the shower! But Maggie discovers their unexpected and intensely passionate encounter had life-changing consequences. Now with a baby on the way, she can’t help but wonder, can she and Joe ever be more than just good friends…?

 

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Second Chance with the Single Mom by Annie Claydon

Can their unexpected reunion…

…become a longed-for family?

In this London Heroes story, Dr. Alistair Duvall’s stunned when ex-wife Raina Elliot walks back into his life, needing help for her amputee daughter. After the heartbreak of losing their own baby, Alistair’s not prepared for the adorable little girl to capture his heart. And seeing Raina again rekindles a spark that never quite died… Can Raina convince him he can be the husband and father he wants to be?

 

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The Surgeon’s Surprise Baby by Tina Beckett

He doesn’t believe in second chances…

Until one knocks on his door!

When neurologist Luca Venezio’s romance with surgeon Elyse Tenner ended as passionately as it began, he returned to Italy little knowing he’d left part of himself behind… Until Elyse arrives from America with their baby daughter and upends his world! Luca’s rocked by the bond with his little girl and how much he’s missed Elyse. Can they overcome the distance between them that’s more than merely miles?

 

Happy Reading! xo

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International Day of Midwives

Hi Ho, Everyone!

We usually don’t post on Sunday, but today is the International Day of Midwives and we at Love is the Best Medicine knew we had to celebrate by sharing books by our authors where midwives are the main characters and why we love midwives so much.

We’re going to start with Emily Forbes wonderful contribution.

One Night That Changed Her Life AUS Sept 17

The midwife’s pregnancy shock!

From the moment she sees Dr Xavier O’Donnell, midwife Brighde Campbell knows how the night will end. In the gorgeous obstetrician’s arms, she can forget the closely kept reason she avoids commitment—but then she discovers she’s pregnant…

Finding out he’s going to be a father both shocks and delights Xavier, but Brighde seems intent on shutting him out. Her painful secret will test both their hearts, but can he convince Brighde that no matter what the future holds, they can face it together?

Find more info here.

Author Karin Baine share with me what inspired her to write about midwives:

My friend, Catherine, retrained as a midwife about four years ago so I know how much dedication and hard work it takes to get there. When I gave birth to my eldest son, my community midwife happened to be at the hospital and stayed on long past her shift to deliver him. I’m so grateful no one in the profession treats it as a nine to five job! 

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Midwife Under The Mistletoe

 

A kiss under the mistletoe…
A family for Christmas?

GP Fraser McColl longs to be part of a loving family, but past experience has taught him he’s better off alone. Only when he’s thrown together with gorgeous yet guarded midwife Iona Munro, to care for two children at Christmas, he’s tempted to believe in miracles… After one passionate night together, can he persuade Iona that they deserve a lifetime of happiness—together?

 

You can find more information here.

 

 

 

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The exhilaration midwife Claire West feels at bringing a new life into
the world is magical, But Claire fears she carries a genetic illness
that she could pass on to her own child. She’ll never experience the
wonder of motherhood…

So, when determined baby doctor Campbell Deane begins to pursue her,
she knows she cannot get involved. But Claire finds him hard to
resist!

Then Claire discovers that she may be pregnant. Yet with Campbell’s
dedication, her dilemma could turn into a miracle for them both…

You can find out more information here.

 

The lovely Robin Gianna has TWO Midwife books!!

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Her Christmas Baby Bump (Midwives On-Call at Christmas)
Talented midwife Hope Sanders’s dream of holding a baby of her own is finally coming true! She’s just weeks away from beginning her fertility treatment–and then meeting gorgeous hotshot fertility doc Aaron Cartwright throws a holly sprig in her plans…
Aaron’s mistletoe kisses might be dazzling, but after they spend one magical Christmas night together, Hope never expects to end up pregnant! 
Now she’s faced with telling Aaron her surprise baby news…but has she finally found the man of her dreams, too?

 

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The Prince and The Midwife (The Hollywood Hills Clinic)
 
Gabriella Cain prides herself on the exemplary service she provides to her celebrity moms-to-be. So she certainly doesn’t appreciate Dr. Rafael Moreno suddenly taking over her department…even if he is royalty–and gorgeous!
But distrust soon turns to secrets shared as irresistible Rafe proves dangerously easy to fall for. With a painful past behind her, can Gabriella dare hope for a fairy-tale ending with her prince?
You can find out new information here.
And finally, our newest medical author whose debut is coming out June 2019!!!
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The family she’s always wanted…

With the man she doesn’t expect!

Midwife Lana Sanders is about to adopt little Maggie, and gain the family she never thought she’d have, when pediatrician Trent Montgomery arrives claiming to be Maggie’s uncle! Lana won’t give up without a fight, but resisting the tempting Texan is her greatest battle. They work well together in the delivery room and sparks fly in the bedroom, but can Lana trust Trent with her heart?

You can find out more information about Deanne here.
We’re so very glad we can share our midwives with you! I haven’t written about a midwife yet, but I respect the heck out of them. I wanted to use one when I was having children, but medical reasons prevented that, so I’m glad to be able to put this post up.

 

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Cover Reveals!

It’s Amy & Ann and we’re both excited to show you the covers to our awesome Duet coming August 2019.

Ready?

YAY!!!

I’m really excited to do this cover reveal for a lot of reasons. First the covers are AMAZING. I love the cover of ROYAL DOC’S SECRET HEIR, he’s pretty much how I imagined Maazin.

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The UK version! 

And second, I got to write a duet with Ann McIntosh!!!

I’m not sure many people know that Ann and I have been friends for over a decade and critique partners for that long too. When I was working on my debut Medical romance back in 2011 (when it was first requested), Ann was the one helping me through the process.

Then when she decided to submit, I was the one telling her the same things she told me. So, I was thrilled to able to finally work with her.

Though I will give credit where credit is due, Ann mostly came up with this idea and did a lot of the heavy world building because we were writing and planning these books just after my mother passed. My brain wasn’t really there and like the amazing partner she supported me through that rough time.

This makes this duet so special to me and I’m SO excited to be able to share our covers with you.

My book is book 2 in the duet and here’s the blurb to tempt you before I hand over the reins to Ann.

A shock reunion…

A son reclaimed!

In this Cinderellas to Royal Brides story, Dr. Jeena Harrak’s returned home. Banished years ago by the king of Kaylana upon falling pregnant with Prince Maazin’s baby, Jeena never had a chance to say goodbye to Maazin, or to tell him of his father’s cruelty. After she reveals his heir, working alongside gorgeous yet closed-off doctor Maazin is harder than she ever imagined…but might their overwhelming connection be enough to reunite their family?

This project has been a joy to work on for me, since it’s the first time I’ve gotten to collaborate with my good friend Amy Ruttan on a Harlequin/Mills and Boon continuity. She’s my longest and best writing friend, and, as she said, we’ve been in each other’s corners pretty much from the start of our professional writing careers. She’s the best cheering section a girl could have!

I adore the gorgeous cover for Surgeon Prince, Cinderella Bride, and loved coming up with both the setting for this book, and the history of the fictitious kingdom. Those who know me won’t be surprised by the fact the Kalyana is a tropical paradise—an archipelago of islands somewhere in the Indian Ocean. My love of tropical climates and island settings is well known!

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UK Version!

And the story itself also combines a couple of my other obsessions: genealogy, and DNA testing. The advances in genealogical research afforded by DNA testing is well known, but when your roots are barely or completely unknown it becomes even more exciting. Imagine being linked to families you’ve never heard of or met, when prior to that you knew little or nothing about your family origins! Exciting stuff, and loads of fodder for authors.

My book is first in the series (as befitting the elder son and heir to the throne of Kalyana, LOL!) and I hope you’ll be as excited as we are for the release of the Cinderellas to Royal Brides stories. Here is the blurb:

A year-long contract…

…to marry a stranger!

In this Cinderellas to Royal Brides story, Dr. Sara Greer’s shocked to find Crown Prince Farhan on her doorstep with life-changing news—she’s the long-lost heir to the throne of Kalyana! Farhan needs to preserve his title and Sara wants to connect with her newfound heritage, so agreeing to his convenient proposal seems like the perfect solution! Until their inconvenient chemistry has her reconsidering their hands-off agreement…

So, we’d love to hear what you think and we’re both really excited about August and the release of our princes.

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Happy FriYAY!

I got into the habit of calling my Fridays…FRIYAYs, especially since I do my Core class usually on Friday and the instructor is very positive and calls the workouts FriYAYs. Although, truth be told, by the end of it, I’m not feeling so YAY. More like pain.

But Fridays I do reflection on my week. At my FitClub we do Monday Goals and Friday reflection. I like the accountability with other members and I like that no one is perfect. Not even the coaches. That means a lot. It’s real and honest. It’s also made a huge impact in my life for the better.

It’s been 7 months since I started my FitClub journey and this is the longest I’ve consecutively worked out.

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Photo on left is when I started my journey. Photo on right is January 2019.

It’s been a pretty amazing journey and that 7 months has helped my writing in ways I can’t even begin to tell you.

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Didn’t think I would be able to do this. My Coach proved me wrong and I felt so amazing.

On top of consistent working out, I took two courses. Becca Syme’s Write Better Faster, which completely opened my eyes to my strengths and how to utilize that in my business and her more focused Strengths for Writers, which talked about my Top strengths and how to use those strengths to create a plan. Three of my top 5 were working against each other and I was stagnating. Strategic could see where my book needed to go, the whole thing laid out in my head, but Context wouldn’t let me move forward until I knew WHO the characters were, but strategic was like “Please, we work the characters out in the story” and context was like NO. Empathy was sitting there sucking in everyone’s emotions.

All around. Empathy was draining me completely dry.

So I learned to step away from drama and toxic people. I put my family first and my health as well, so that means putting myself first and working out. Consistently.

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Every Minute on the Minute. 2 Rounds. I almost died.
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Hmm. It would be easier to stay at home, but I’m here so I guess I’ll go in.

And all of this has made a huge world of difference.

Before my Mom passed away in June last year I had started a partial for another project. Got feedback from my agent and then Mom passed and I stagnated. Completely. I struggled through my next two contracted books.

It was SO hard to write The Surgeon’s Convenient Husband (May 2019) and Royal Doc’s Secret Heir (August 2019).

Then, with the mindset coaching, physical coaching and Becca Syme’s courses, something happened and that partial was finished in 48hrs. I read through it four times, made changes and I was possessed.

I sent it to my agent and waited for his feedback. He’s great for feedback and I trust his opinion completely. He replied that it was great and we talked about submitting it.

So, that’s why I wanted to talk about FriYAY! It’s been a long, hard journey and I’m getting there. There are things to be grateful for and I think FriYAYs should be celebrated more often. 🙂

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Out in May 2019. This book, was the first I wrote after Mom passed and it was a hard fought book I’m proud of.
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WINNERS!!

I didn’t forget! I just had to wait between some awesome scheduled blogs, BUT I have winners!!

WIN

WOOHOO!

So the grand prize winner, who gets a CHOCOLATE HERO. Yes, I found a chocolate man and some other fun little swag I’ve collected from various reader cons and of course books by Me (Amy Ruttan), Ann McIntosh and Traci Douglass is…*Amy is doing a drumroll*

LAURIE B. 

Congrats Laurie B. Email me at contactamy.ruttan@gmail.com

I’m not done though…

HELEN S. You’ve won books by Amy Andrews, Louisa George & Emily Forbes

LANEY4  You’ve won books by Sue MacKay & Annie Claydon

Congratulations. So if all the winners email me at contactamy.ruttan@gmail.com with your email and I’ll get you in contact with the authors who have your prizes.

Thanks for playing. 🙂