Summer Hearts – Six Tales of Sweet Romance

Book Synopsis:?




Every Summer Has a Love
Story…Six Summer Tales of Sweet Romance that bring you the very best in
Historical, Contemporary and Fantasy Romance. Sarah Daley, Carol Malone, Kathy
Bosman, Debby Lee, Robyn Echols, and Lisa Watson weave stories of long days, sultry
nights, sun-kissed beaches and sweet romance



Dreaming in California:

In the summer of 1967, Hollywood actress, Lucinda Baker, appears to have it all– fame, money, and an all too doting fiancé. Dark traits begin to emerge from the man she’s pledged to marry, and he threatens her. Lucinda must now lean on her best friend, celebrity photographer, George Creston to escape the clutches of the dangerous relationship. Together they are forced to summon courage, and trust each other in desperate circumstances. Will they find love in the process or lose everything they hold dear, including their lives.

A Summer of Stars:


Graham has escaped to her summer getaway to regain her perspective and her
health.? Zane Davidson has taken refuge
in the lovely seaside community, welcoming the healing balm of the salty sea
air and his childhood home to mend his wounds.
They aren’t looking for love, but their attraction is too explosive to
ignore.? Against the backdrop of starry
nights and sultry kisses, they come to realize that even love may not be enough
to save them from the angry storm of his past that threatens to destroy their

Drowning Sandy:

The water is calling…
and Sandy can no longer resist the urge to unleash her mermaid form. But a simple swim in Lake Ontario ends when she discovers the truth of her own banishment. When long time crush, Alardo, seems to shift in a direction she never dreamed possible, Sandy must make a choice — mermaid or human? Once she chooses, she can never go back. ?Summer Holiday:In the summer of 1905, Lizzy Gordon’s father dismisses her desires to be a doctor, demanding she become a teacher—a profession which does not allow women to marry.

Teacher Brent Pierce is dedicated to expanding young minds, but circumstances are forcing him to take over the family farm.
Before the summer is over Lizzy and Brent will be forced to make hard decisions. Can they find the courage to each stand up for themselves and still be together?
Shark Boss:
When Tara takes up a job at the local aquarium, her colleagues warn her about their harsh boss, Mr. Carter Jones. She soon discovers how impatient he can be, but she also can’t deny her fascination and attraction to him. Carter can’t stop watching Tara as she works but holds back from her because of his secrets. If she knew what he was, she would never want him. Could the reason for Carter’s moods be related to something more troubling than what’s on the surface? Tara soon discovers Carter’s secret, and it only bonds them closer. But the curse starts to take over Carter’s life, and he won’t give his heart to a beautiful woman when he can only cause her pain.
The Best Place to Meet a Man:
Jeff goes to the beach to run and clear his head. Meredith goes to the beach intent on burying her nose in her book. In this contemporary romantic comedy, these two collide when Meredith’s two young nephews come up with other plans.
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About the authors:


Debby Lee

Debby Lee was raised in the cozy little town of Toledo, Washington. She has been writing since she was a small child and has written several novels, but never forgets home.

The Northwest Christian Writers Association and Romance Writers of America are two organizations Debby enjoys being a part of. Publications, thus far, include a series of short stories titled The Butterfly Fairytales Collection, and a novella with Barbour Publishing.

As a self-professed nature lover, and an avid listener to 1960s folk music, Debby can’t help but feel like a hippie child who wasn’t born soon enough to attend Woodstock. She wishes she could run barefoot all year long, but often does anyway in grass and on beaches in her hamlet that is the cold and rainy southwest Washington.

During the football season, Debby cheers on the Seattle Seahawks along with legions of other devoted fans. She’s also filled with wanderlust and dreams of visiting Denmark, Italy, and Morocco some day.

Lisa Watson

A native of Washington D.C., Lisa Watson writes
multicultural novels with engaging storylines, strong, fun characters
with universal appeal. Lisa’s Match Broker series, introduced readers
to Love Contract, and matchmaking guru, Norma Jean Anderson, aka The
Love Broker. Book two in the series, Her Heart’s Desire, was a #1 on
Amazon’s Bestseller list, and was listed as one of 2014’s Top 25 Books
of the Summer, and Top 50 Best Reads. Book three, Love by Design was #2
on the Amazon Bestseller list.

Her latest story is a Sweet
Romance. A Summer of Stars, is one of the novellas in the Summer Hearts
Compilation. This exciting new collection featuring five additional
authors, and their sweet, beach-themed romances, will be released May

Lisa works at a technology consulting firm, is the
co-publicist for RT BookReview Magazine’s annual RT Booklovers
Conventions, and host for Reader’s Entertainment Radio show.

for nineteen years, with two teenagers, and a Maltipoo, Brinkley, Lisa
lives outside Raleigh, NC and is avidly working on a Sweet Romance, and
her next series. ?


Sarah Daley


Sarah lives in Arizona with her best friend and husband, Chris, their adorable monster child, and neurotic dog.

At the age of six, she became a reading machine. Devouring everything she could possibly get her hands on. In high school she almost failed English three times because of her detest for writing book reports. Today, Sarah writes whatever stories haunt her dreams, and struggles to focus on one idea at a time. When she isn’t enjoying time with her family, or writing, you will find her nose stuck in a book, or out walking and enjoying the sunshine.

Drowning Sandy is her debut novella!
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Carol Malone

Award-winning author Carol Malone has successfully combined her three passions – romance, sports, and writing in her two highly-rated books, Fight Card Romance: Ladies Night, and Ladies Night Christmas sequel. She was the first woman to write a romance for the all-male dominated genre. Carol invites her readers to scramble into a front row seat for a thrill-ride of suspense, sports, and romance. If not hammering out new tales, Carol’s loves reading, sports, and hanging with her author husband on the coast of California.


Kathy Bosman


Kathy loves reading and writing even more. She
homeschools her three kids, so in between unsuccessfully explaining the
difference between subject and predicate or how to divide fractions, she enters
an imaginary world of troubled and passionate characters whose stories take
over the page. Kathy lives in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, where the summers
are hot, the winters cool, and bugs thrive. Her first published novel, Wedding
Gown Girl, came out in 2012 with Astraea Press. She belongs to the Romance
Writers of South Africa Group (ROSA) which has been her greatest support and
inspiration the last few years.
Robyn Echols


Robyn Echols has been writing
since she was in junior high school. By choice, she spent most of her evening
hours in her “dungeon”, as her mother called her downstairs bedroom,
writing stories, only joining her family in front of the television upstairs
when her favorite programs were playing. She has spent hours learning and
teaching family history topics, and focuses on history from a genealogist’s perspective
of seeking out the details of everyday life in the past. Several of her family
history articles have been published in genealogy magazines.
Now Robyn resides with her husband
in California near the “Gateway to Yosemite” and has fun researching and
writing the books that she hopes will interest and entertain her readers. She
writes Young Adult/New Adult and contemporary fiction under Robyn Echols and
adult historical romance under her pen name, Zina Abbott.
When Robyn isn’t busy piecing
together novel plots, she stays busy piecing together quilt blocks.

Compiled by R M Alexander

RM Alexander is an author of clean romances that are sometimes contemporary, sometimes paranormal or suspense, but are always ruled by the heart of true romance.

With characters who look for love in the wrong places and are victims or the worse kinds of betrayal while fighting for what they want and believe in, RM’s novels promise a good read with unexpected twists and turns.

When she’s not writing, RM is spending time with her husband and two small children in Michigan. She loves to travel, especially to Walt Disney World, and can often be found on Twitter or Facebook chatting with other authors and readers.


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  1. Thanks so much for hosting us today, Inspired Kathy! It was a great learning experience for Carol, Robyn, Sarah, Kathy, Debby and I to get together and create a compilation that had a little something for everyone. Summer is the perfect time to start a great romance, and we hope your readers will agree!

    Happy Reading!

    Lisa ??

  2. Supposed to comment on the blog about best Summer, Mine was the Summer of 1977!!

  3. The best summer love story I have read was a fan fiction, unfortunately I don’t remember the name ??