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August New Releases

Happy August! Here’s a bunch of new releases from our awesome authors.

 

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 Their One-Night Twin Surprise by Karin Baine. 

 From friends to lovers…

…to becoming a family—of four!

With her dreams of a longed-for family in tatters, air ambulance paramedic Izzy Fitzpatrick shares one night of comfort in the arms of best friend and colleague Dr. Cal Armstrong. One night that awakens a fierce yet undiscovered attraction…and leaves Izzy pregnant—with twins! Heartbreakingly, Cal’s already lost the chance of being a father once…but can Izzy convince him to embrace a second chance at family?

 

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Surgeon Prince, Cinderella Bride by Ann McIntosh

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…

Cinderellas to Royal Brides duet

Book 1 — Surgeon Prince, Cinderella Bride

Book 2 — Royal Doc’s Secret Heir

 

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Royal Doc’s Secret Heir by Amy Ruttan

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 revealing 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?

Cinderellas to Royal Brides duet

Book 1 — Surgeon Prince, Cinderella Bride

Book 2 — Royal Doc’s Secret Heir

 

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Dr. Right for the Single Mom by Alison Roberts

Can the doc who’s saving her child…

…help her love again?

ER and rescue doctor Tom Chapman knows what it’s like to lose everything. So when his colleague and friend, single mom Laura McKenzie, brings her sick son to the ER, Tom leaps into action. Caring for little Harry brings Tom and Laura a lot closer. But they’ve both been through so much, can they risk their hearts again?

Rescue Docs miniseries

Book 1 — Resisting Her Rescue Doc

Book 2 — Pregnant with Her Best Friend’s Baby

Book 3 — Dr. Right for the Single Mom

 

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A Return, a Reunion, a Wedding by Annie O’Neil

A second chance with her GP…

Dare she follow her heart this time?

Jayne had been so happy! Engaged to gorgeous Sam Crenshaw, planning an idyllic life together as GPs in Whitticombe’s close-knit community. Until the day her twin sister died, compelling Jayne to leave the man she loved to fulfill her sister’s dreams. Now a pediatric cardiologist, Jayne’s hit crisis point—and coming home to heal reminds her that her own dream is still life with Sam!

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A Family to Heal His Heart by Tina Beckett

Can this nurse and her daughter…

…mend his broken heart?

Brooding surgeon Zeke Bruen never got over the death of his daughter and has vowed to protect his heart ever since. But when he meets nurse Lindy Franklin and her gorgeous little girl, Daisy, his resistance begins to crumble. Soon they’re sharing a passionate kiss, and Zeke begins to believe that they might have a future. But can he let go of the past and find his forever family?

 

 

Happy Reading!

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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. ❤

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Summer of Mills & Boon Love

Spring has most definitely sprung here in the UK. We’ve had April showers, an Easter heatwave and now May is upon us there is sun. There’s no mistaking that we’re heading full speed into summer. A time when love (and hay fever!) are in the air! And while a British summer wouldn’t be complete without the threat of rain, here at True Love Towers we know that can only be a good thing… Because true love can’t shine until it’s weathered at least one storm!

The arrival of summer this year brings about a whole new collection of Medical Romance pairings. As usual our heroes and heroines are finding their very own HEAs, but we also have four brand-new duets. From the classic to the unique. Homages to British summertime and escapes to far flung exotic locations. All that’s left now is for you to decide which ones you want on your ‘Must Read’ list this year…

In June:

London Heroes by Annie Claydon
Doctors Gabriel DeMarco and Alistair Duvall founded The Watchlight Trust to help people get their lives back on track after they’ve been through life-changing trauma. And they work tirelessly to ensure their research can reach out to as many people as possible! But when their own lives are knocked off course, they find themselves in need of a little help of their own…

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London can be rather unpredictable at this time of year, but Gabriel’s story does include a trip to sun-drenched Italy…

In July:

SOS Docs by Louisa George and Sue MacKay
Chase Barrington and Ethan Reid share a tragic past. Now working tirelessly to save as many lives as they can, these heroic docs are thrown together on their latest humanitarian mission. But this time, they won’t only be helping others… As Chase and Ethan meet and fall for two very different women, could this trip be their chance to find their own opportunity to heal?

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These two stories are set on a ship offering medical treatment to refugees, located in the Mediterranean Sea. With stops in the UK, Marseilles and Naples you’re bound to see some European sun.

In August:

Cinderellas to Royal Brides by Ann McIntosh and Amy Ruttan
With the King taking a step back, the island Kingdom of Kalyana in the Indian Ocean needs Princes Farhan and Maazin to do their duty. But it won’t be an easy ride for these skilled royal medics. Especially when they meet the two women who will shape their country’s legacy, and their own futures!

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Fictional kingdom Kalyana is right in the middle on the Indian Ocean and boasts a sunny climate all year around. With highs of 30 degrees and without a cloud in sight, you’re guaranteed to top up your tan.

In September:

The Good Luck Hospital by Scarlet Wilson
The May Mắn Hospital is the heart of Hanoi, offering humanitarian care to those who need it most – and healing even the most broken of hearts that walk through its doors. May Mắn means good luck, and while many of the hospital’s dedicated lifesavers might have been unlucky in love, their fortunes are about to change…

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This duet’s setting is enchanting and exotic Vietnam, but beware, in September all that wonderful heat comes with a lot of rain!

 

We’d love to hear from you! What are you favourite summer story locations to read about?

Happy summer reading!
The Mills & Boon Medical Romance Editors

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First and Last – A celebration of Harlequin’s 70 years in publishing!

This year marks the 70th year in publishing for Harlequin – if you haven’t seen the celebration posts on the Harlequin blog yet, here’s the link.  For cover lovers everywhere, check out their Cover Art Retrospective.

And what better way to help celebrate than with our own covers.  We’ve all seen them change over the years and we’ve gathered a few firsts together from our Medical Romance authors, along with some later releases to compare them with.

Emily Forbes:  A first cover from 2004 (time flies!), and Emily’s latest release.  Aren’t they beautiful!

 

Susan Carlisle:  Susan’s first and most recent covers are very different but both tug at the heartstrings.

 

Two firsts from Lynne Marshall and Annie O’Neil.  Who can resist Lynne’s gorgeous Dad and Baby, and Annie’s wonderful snow kiss?

 

Annie Claydon:  The couple featured in Annie’s first cover made a welcome reappearance in her 9th, but the covers are very different!

 

Amy Ruttan:  Two more similar images, but very different covers!  Which do you like best?

 

Traci Douglass:  Traci’s first and most recent covers show subtle changes in design, but it’s difficult to stop looking at either of them.

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New Releases for May

Welcome to May! Spring is springing (in this part of the world, anyway…) and we have six fabulous new releases.

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Finding her Forever Family, by Traci Douglass

Risking her heart for the single dad!

After losing her mother to a hereditary illness, nurse Wendy Smith vowed never to risk having a family. But growing closer to sexy single dad, Dr Tom Faber, awakens her longing for a family – with him!

 

 

 

 

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The doctor’s family-ever-after?

Vowing never to get close to anyone again, being a locum doc suits Dr Jessica Ayers just fine! Until she meets dashing single dad Dr Harrison Wainwright… Is he the man Jessica never knew she needed?

 

 

 

 

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Rescued by her Rival, by Amalie Berlin

Fighting fire, fighting attraction!

Two years ago, elite firefighter Lauren lost out on her dream job as a Smokejumper to golden-boy Beck! Now she’s back and a wildfire forces them together, but it’s the flaming attraction between them that they’re desperately trying to extinguish…

 

 

 

 

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Tempted by the Hot Highland Doc, by Scarlet Wilson

A year-long seduction…

TV presenter Kristie Nelson’s new job could make her career, but it involves filming GP Rhuaridh Gillespie on a remote Scottish island. And Kristie’s just as tempted off camera by the irrepressible doc as she is when they’re in the spotlight…

 

 

 

 

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The Sheikh Doc’s Marriage Bargain, by Susan Carlisle

From shy Cinderella…

To convenient princess!

For sensible Dr Laurel Martin heading up a new lab for royal doc, Sheikh Tariq Al Marktum, is the chance to conduct the study of a lifetime. But to protect Laurel from the scandal her presence in his palace will cause, Tariq has a condition – a paper marriage! Once Laurel is swept into his desert kingdom, passion overtakes them, but can Laurel find her place in Tariq’s world – and his heart?

 

 

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The Surgeon’s Convenient Husband, by Amy Ruttan

Surprise reunion…

…with her husband!

Dr Ruby Cloutier agreed to a marriage with army doc Aran Atkinson in name only, so she could continue working in Alaska. Aran’s military service has suitably kept them apart – and their attraction at bay… Until he unexpectedly returns, more brooding and tempting than ever! Now, working together on life-threatening cases, it’s getting harder to resist the burning chemistry between them. Suddenly Ruby finds herself inconveniently falling for her convenient husband!

 

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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.