The terms in the title have become quite familiar in writing and publishing circles these days. Many readers may not have heard of them because many readers don’t care how a book came to be. They just want to read a good story that draws them into the lives of the characters or takes them on a journey to places they haven’t been or maybe some familiar place. A good number of authors these days are enjoying the privilege of writing for what we call a “traditional” publisher and also writing books we publish ourselves. These are hybrid authors. Today I’m going to introduce you to a fellow Love Inspired author who also has indie published some books. She is a hybrid author.
Meet Belle Calhoune.
Belle Calhoune grew up in a small town in Massachusetts. Married to her college sweetheart, she is raising two lovely daughters in Connecticut. A dog lover, she has one mini poodle and a chocolate lab. Writing for the Love Inspired line is a dream come true. Working at home in her pajamas is one of the best perks of the job. Belle enjoys summers in Cape Cod, traveling and reading.
Here is information about Belle’s new inspirational romance series Seven Brides, Seven Brothers.
Seven boys were adopted from the foster care system by Alec and Maggie Donahue, a loving Irish couple living in Breeze Point, Cape Cod. Now grown men, the brothers are making their way in the world in their chosen professions, each hoping to find love that will last a lifetime.
Blue Donahue, an internationally-known journalist, has come home to Breeze Point, Cape Cod to celebrate his parents’ fortieth wedding anniversary. When his father suffers a stroke, Blue, along with his six adopted brothers, is thrown into a tailspin. When he comes face to face with Sarah, the love of his life, his heart awakens to all the possibilities stretched out before them.
Sarah Dalton, an emergency room nurse, can’t believe her eyes when her ex-fiancé, Blue Donahue, comes crashing into her hospital. Four years ago their relationship crashed and burned when Blue showed up two hours late for their wedding. Now, she’s forced to face the only man she’s ever loved as he deals with a family crisis.
The hurts of the past loom large between Blue and Sarah. But as circumstances drive them together, they find that the love they thought they’d lost has endured. And, with faith and truth, they may be able to create a love stronger than any they’d ever dreamed possible and get their happily ever after.
Ryder Donahue, a Paramedic, lost his wife, Lena, to cancer four and a half years ago. Despite his devastating loss, Ryder has continued to make forward strides, earning himself the Hero title as he saves lives on a daily basis. When he begins to experience romantic feelings towards his best friend and paramedic partner, Tess Dailey, he resists putting his heart on the line a second time.
Tess Dailey has always been in love with her Paramedic partner and best friend, Ryder Donahue. She’s hidden her feelings for six long years, but when an unexpected kiss occurs at a Donahue family wedding, things get complicated between them. Being in love with a man who’s afraid to love again requires courage. Will she risk it all by staking a claim on the love of a lifetime?
In addition to her indie published books, Belle has two books published by Harlequin Love Inspired, you can read about these on her website.
As you’re surfing the internet, you can check out my indie published book, A PLACE TO CALL HOME.
Belle will be giving away a copy of her Love Inspired book, FOREVER HER HERO. Leave a comment to enter the drawing.
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