I’ve been feeling a little “under the weather” as my mother still puts it, so that means … reading. I’m smiling as I write that because, let’s be real, readers like us can find any excuse to read. Am I right?
It’s dark outside.
It’s light outside.
No reason necessary!
Lol … yes, pretty much anytime (in a reader’s mind) is a good time to curl up with a book. One of my neighbors has been curling up with my catalog of novels recently and she particularly liked a two-book set of romances that are set in an area not too far from us here on the California coast.
Chasing Valentino takes place on a coastal peninsula where movie stars—such as Rudolph Valentino—once roamed. Though the book is a contemporary story, I pulled in both facts and lore about the filming of Valentino’s most famous film of the 1920s, “The Sheik.”
For example, did you know that the Sahara Desert depicted in that movie is actually a real beach area known today as Hollywood by the Sea?
While Chasing Valentino is a contemporary romance featuring Greta and Zac and a 100-year-old postcard, there’s also a cast of eccentric, quirky neighbors to move the story along and fill in gaps from the past.
👀This is where the giveaway part of my post comes from—Chasing Valentino is part of a FREE digital compilation of 7 full-length novels called A Path to Love. (You’ll probably recognize other authors in the collection too!)
The entire collection is FREE for a few weeks in ALL stores. So this is a giveaway that’s for everyone! You can find it at your favorite store using this link: https://books2read.com/PathToLove
Oh, I hope you pick the collection A Path to Love at your favorite store and read my novel in it, Chasing Valentino.
Hopefully, you’ll also grab the second book in my Hollywood By The Sea series too, Finding Stardust. This one’s about a romance novelist who’s beginning to think there are no more heroes left in the world (so she’s on the hunt to find one …) Ahhhh! 💕
You can find Finding Stardust wherever books are sold or buy it directly from me here: FINDING STARDUST
Before I go, tell me: What’s your favorite excuse for taking time out to read?