Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, New Releases

October New Releases

Is it really less than three months before Christmas?  Six new books for October, which include the first two books in the ‘Christmas in Manhatten’ series.

A Christmas Miracle, by Amy Andrews

Her knight in shining leathers!

Trinity Walker has learnt the hard way to stand on her own two feet for her sick son Oscar. But, when ex-army surgeon Reid Hamilton walks into her life and offers her a job and a home, she can’t refuse!

He might ruffle her feathers, but Trinity can’t help falling for the knight in motorbike leathers. Reid never expected this little family to bring such sparkle into his cynical life but now he’ll do whatever it takes to give Trinity the love she deserves this Christmas!

Christmas in Manhatten – A Firefighter in her Stocking, by Janice Lynn

A gift impossible to resist!

When a firefighter rushes a child into her ER, Dr Sarah Grayson is stunned that the ash-covered, exhausted hero is her incorrigible playboy neighbour, Jude Davenport!

Sarah is wary of such men, but when gorgeous Jude suggests a Christmas fling, she can’t resist. Yet their relationship deepens, and Sarah sees behind the playboy is a man who has loved and lost. He might try to keep his emotions on ice, but Sarah begins to wonder – could she be the one to heal his damaged heart?

Christmas in Manhattan
All the drama of the ER, all the magic of Christmas!

Falling for her Fake Fiancee, by Sue Mackay

A temporary arrangement…

Kelli Barnett invented a partner to avoid her parents’ matchmaking schemes. So, when her boss Mac Taylor – the man whose kisses once made her melt – offers to step in as her fiancé for a family wedding, Kelli snaps up his offer!

Widower Mac believes himself incapable of loving again. Until playing Kelli’s fiancé at the beautiful island retreat throws his senses into overdrive. But Mac must learn to let go of the past for this fake relationship to have a real future…

Reunited with her Surgeon Prince, by Marion Lennox

Claiming his secret heir – and his bride!

Dr Ellie Carson once married her secret prince, but then duty tore their whirlwind marriage apart – only Ellie was also pregnant!

Now, surgeon and Crown Prince Marc Falken is soon to become king – and he’s discovered he has a son! Claiming his heir means seeking out Ellie – the woman he’s never stopped loving. But can Marc convince Ellie she can be a doctor and his queen, and that finally they can become the family they were always meant to be?

Christmas in Manhatten – Sleigh Ride with the Single Dad, by Alison Roberts

Her secret Christmas wish

Dr Grace Forbes’ dramatic first day in Manhattan Mercy’s ER is unforgettable – especially when she runs into her old flame, ER Chief Charles Davenport, again!

That spark is still there between them but they’re different people now – after losing his wife, Charles is a single dad to adorable twin boys, while Grace has survived cancer but lost her dream of having children. Yet, as the weather gets colder she is drawn into the warmth of his family – could he make her Christmas wish come true?

Christmas in Manhattan
All the drama of the ER, all the magic of Christmas!

The Family She’s Longed For, by Lucy Clark

A family to heal her heart…

Dr Clara Lewis was devastated when Virgil Arterton left, but she picked herself up and started again, even after an accident that left her unable to have children…

Six years later, Virgil, now a widower, walks back into Victory Hospital – with his daughter! He knows leaving Clara was the worst mistake of his life but can he convince her he’s changed and that, if she’ll trust him with her heart, he can give her all the love and family she longs for?

 

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Things Making Me Happy by Amy Andrews

Thought it was time for another things making me happy post!

  1. Our Lucy has had a medical shortlisted in the Ruby (Romantic book of the year) award here in Australia! So thrilled to see readers rewarding Lucy’s talents and appreciating the breadth of stories the Medical line has to offer!lucyclark

2. This fabulous invitation to the Harlequin author party in San Diego. I can’t go but it never gets old to be invited!

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3 Being in this anthology with 3 of my fav Aussie authors!

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4.  Family. This pic of my sister, my neice and my daughter made me smile all day!

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5. Daughter is coming home today and have already booked 2 seats on the couch to binge watch the lastest sesason of Orange is the New Black.

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Whats making you happy?

 

 

Book Awards, Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

And the Nominees are….

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Over here at Love Is The Best Medicine, we’re pretty excited that FIVE of our talented band of medical romance authors have been nominated in the RuBY….the Romance Writers of Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year award. Woot! Squee!  It’s a great follow-on from Caroline Anderson and Anne Fraser (nominees) our Kate Hardy who won the British equivalent earlier in the year. For other medical authors who were nominated in the RNA and other awards,  please click here.

There are four categories in the RuBY; short sexy romance, short sweet romance, long romance & novels with romantic elements.

Your medical romance authors are a diverse bunch and of the five finalists, two have been nominated with books that are not medical romances but once you’re part of this group, we never let anyone go! So in alpahbetical order here are the authors and their nominated books.

Amy Andrews with Holding Out for a Hero. This book has already won the contemporary cover-HoldingOutForAHeroromance award at ARRA. YAY> When asked, “Why did you write this book?” Amy replied, “I wrote HOFAH a long time ago. It started out as what I thought would be a category romance and then morphed into this bigger than Ben Hur plot. I didn’t realise at the time but I know now that I wrote it because I couldn’t not. I just love this type of story. I call it urban-family romance. Stories set in cities where a bunch of quirky unrelated characters come together to form their own wonderful little community. Like a small-town romance but with a very urban landscape. My muse knew something back then that I didn’t. So the moral of the story is – always trust the muse!”

And the blurb says….

When sensible schoolteacher Ella Lucas rides into her home town on a Harley and seduces the resident football hero, Jake Prince, she figures she can be forgiven and move on. After all, she’s just buried her mother.

Two years later, back in the city, their paths cross again but this time Jake is in the process of destroying her favourite dive bar. With her home facing a wrecker’s ball, her school being closed down and her 15-year-old brother hell bent on self-destruction, it’s the last straw. Throw in a dominatrix best friend who is dating a blue ribbon guy so straight he still lives at home with his mother, it’s no wonder the sanest person in Ella’s life is a dog.

With all this to contend with, the last thing Ella needs is Jake back in her life. But, as fate would have it, Jake is the only chance she has to save her school.

As the school football season heats up, old secrets threaten to surface and Ella takes on greedy developers, school boards and national tabloids. But can she save not just her home, her school and her brother, but also the reputation of the man she’s never been able to forget? And, more importantly, does she want to?

Holding Out for a Hero is a quirky, heartwarming tale of unlikely romance, friendship and family.

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Lucy says, “This book is a very special one for me. A beautiful young girl, Zoe, passed away suddenly at the age of 13. I first met Zoe when she was 5 years old and she became close friends with both my children. Even now, a few years on, we still miss her so very much. Writers are given a unique opportunity to share their feelings through the pages of their stories and through One Life Changing Moment, I was able to share my love for gorgeous Zoe whilst helping Mackenzie and John to find their own happily ever after.”

And the blurb says….

Orthopedic surgeon and struggling single mom Dr. Mackenzie Fawles can’t believe her eyes when she sees John Watson—the man who saved her and her tiny daughter—again. He might have vanished before she had a chance to thank him, but she’s never forgotten how safe she felt in his arms….

John stopped doing emotion a long time ago, after the death of his wife and child. But an unexpected connection was formed the day he saved Mackenzie, and how she’s slipping past all his well-guarded defenses….

 

gold coast angels UKFiona Lowe with Gold Coast Angels: Bundle of Trouble .

Fiona says, “This book is the fourth book in the Gold Coast Angels series and I wanted to explore the themes of what it’s  like to live an everyday life in a tourist town that never stops, especially when life has not gone at all the way you planned and is peppered with devastating loss.”

And the blurb says…

Top-notch plastic surgeon Luke Stanley left Gold Coast City Hospital a proud family man — and returned from his vacation a widowed single father. Now Nurse Chloe Kefes is the only one brave enough to get close to the darkly brooding Luke.

Chloe has been through much in life herself, and knows falling for Luke and little Amber is asking for a bundle of trouble. But if she can help bring that laughing, easygoing man back, perhaps Chloe can bring the sparkle into all their lives again

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Carol Marinelli with Secrets of a Career Girl.

And the blurb says….

With the same work ethic that made her a doctor, Penny is determined to start a family. She’s come to terms with having IVF alone, but the biggest obstacle is keeping it a secret from her persistent boss, Ethan Lewis.

Penny thought it was her hormones making her hyper aware of Ethan’s dark eyes and sexy smile, but as she confides in him, she realizes it’s their sizzling chemistry!

137601916917570216Melanie Milburne with Never Say No To A Caffarelli

Melanie says, ” I adore tea rooms and have favourites all over the country (Ed note..,I know this to be true and have taken tea with Melanie in two of them 🙂 ) Poppy runs a tea room in a sleepy English village when hot shot hotel developer Rafe Caffarelli sets his sights on her pretty little dower house.”

And the blurb says.…Poppy Silverton is as untouched as the leafy English village where she runs a tearoom. But her home, her livelihood and her innocence are under threat…

Rafe Caffarelli is a mouthwatering specimen of Mediterranean manhood. He’s a playboy billionaire and determined to buy Poppy’s historic dower house.

Poppy will not give up the only thing that remains of her childhood and family. She’ll fight Rafe–and her attraction to him–all the way. And be the first woman to say “no” to a Caffarelli!

All five books are available at your favorite eBook store!

For more good news from our authors who have kicked goals in other competitions this year, please click here.

Congratulations to all the nominees!  Has anyone read any of these novels?

 

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels, The Writing Life

Stress-less Days!

by Lucy Clark

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could each find one simple, cost-less, calorie free way to immediately de-stress ourselves?  Do you ever find there are some days when you’re running around, doing twenty million jobs at once and you feel there is no end in sight?  The day seems to be going from bad to worse, you can predict, almost the minute, what will happen and there isn’t a thing you can do to stop it?

My tactic – and the only one I’ve found works in a way which helps to keep me relatively sane – is to barrel head-long into the day and survive it as best I can, safe in the knowledge that hopefully tomorrow will be better.

We all have days like these and I was thinking, if we were able to share some of our own tactics for getting through such days, what works for someone might work for another.  Your ideas may not be simple, may not be cost-less and may be filled with mounds of delicious and juicy calories but somedays, you’ve just go to go there.

On my writing desk, I have several ornaments – two of which are from the “Willow Tree” collection.

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These two little “angels” were given to me by my sisters.  The one holding the book signifies “The Love of Learning” and the other one with the lamp is “The Angel of Hope”.  My sisters gave these figurines to me individually (they hadn’t planned it that way) and at different times in my life – not for my birthday or Christmas but when I needed a reminder of their love the most.  These figurines sit on my desk as I write and help me to remember that I do have a love of learning and to always have hope in my life.  When I’m stressed – usually when I’m under a deadline – my gaze drifts to them and I am instantly relaxed, reminded that I am loved by my sisters.

I also have a miniature statue of Little Miss Forgetful – because I’m extremely forgetful.  I have a miniature statue of “Guido” from the movie Cars because I thought he was cute and funny.  I have two statues of “Mike” from Monsters Inc. because I am blind in one eye and Mike knows exactly how I feel.  I have a set of Chinese Baoding Balls – which are hand exercises balls to keep the muscles in your wrists nice and strong (good for typists) and they also make a lovely chiming sound which is rather soothing.  I also have a miniature “Snoopy” on my desk because I have loved him since I was a little girl. (how can you not love Snoopy?)

I have specifically placed these things on my desk because not only are they cute and fun to look at, especially amongst the paper and dictionaries and teacups but because they’re all very personal and sentimental to me.  I’m reminded of the people who gave them to me, of what these silly little statues signify in my life and they do help me to stop, take a breath and de-stress – even if it’s only for a moment.

Yet for those days when you get a speeding ticket, followed by a parking ticket, get bawled out at work for doing something wrong and spill coffee on your favourite top – and it’s your birthday – well on those types of days… calories are a MUST!

So what are some of the ways you manage your day to day little stress – or your big stresses?  The therapy session is open!

Lucy