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Heart Storms by @ncsamuelson is a Fall Into These Great Reads Bookathon Pick #womensfiction #romance


Author: N. Christine Samuelson

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb:

Three people’s lives collide in a perfect storm of heartbreak and ruin, betrayal and love. One woman and two men are drawn to coastal South Carolina to an oceanfront Victorian B & B inn. With losses from divorce, lies, secrets, cheating spouses, and abandonment, all three characters do not seek love or relationship. As they move into and through the emotional storm of their lives, destiny brings them together in an extraordinary way. But will they be destroyed or transformed by their fates?

An enchanting seaside inn complete with mystical elements lifts the characters’ spirits and helps them on their journeys. Their passionate triangle must be broken for them to move on with their lives, but who ends up with whom, or do they, and when?


It had been a long time since Gabriel shared details of his life with anyone, let alone a woman. But it felt right with Jade. Even more so, as thunder shook the heavens outside and lightning blazed over the ocean, Gabe felt his insides rattle and his dark places illuminate. His soul churned until his secrets strained to be let out to someone he could trust.

Now the devil’s and the angel’s voices on both shoulders rang out in unison, each trying to drown the other out. Gabe heard them equally. The angel’s voice urged him to be genuine and honest—because with telling the truth he’d never be sorry. The devil’s voice told him to lie to look good, then seduce her, let her go and if he didn’t, he’d be sorry. But with the devil’s words came the glare of lightning and thunder growled over the bar, shaking Gabe to his core.

Rain poured down in sheets. Gabe didn’t want his life to be an eternal storm, forever threatened with disaster. He wanted his life to be the way he felt inside this room—safe and warm with a beautiful, caring woman to share it with. It was time to listen to the good angel, and so the story of Gabriel Montoro poured out of him as profusely as the rain from above.

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Jade sensed the electricity in the air between them. She’d never experienced such charged energy with any man. Was it his technique, his charm, his sexiness? No—she had experienced those things before and they eventually wore off. What he had was unusual, deep and directly connected to the same elements in her. It was physically impossible to back away from his lips on her cheek.

She turned her mouth toward his, giving him the answer he wanted. He kissed her so softly, with lips warm and luscious. She melted under his spell, a merging of body and emotions that would linger into tomorrow leaving a swath of desire.

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What makes this book a must-read and/or what inspired you to write this story:

Bits and pieces of life experience prompted me to explore the ways people’s lives are broken along with the power of love to heal and the loss and betrayal of love to destroy. I am fascinated with the innumerable ways women and men are drawn together, how bonds are formed that seem to come with birth and stay throughout, and even after, this life. I believe love has this kind of power and endurance, knowing no limits of time or death.

Readers will keep turning the pages with the story’s plot twists, complex characters written from three points of view, and a journey through the storms of heartbreaks and losses incurred in life and relationships. It delves into the power of love to heal and move on.

Praise for Heart Storms:

“…It’s an amazing read. What a great storyteller you are. – Amazon Reviewer

“Loved It…An emotional and endearing story filled with wonderfully descriptive writing and amazing characters who find strength together to begin again. – Amazon reviewer

“…a heart-wrenching yet life-affirming tale of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption – Goodreads reviewer

“A brilliant book, and one I highly recommend…a beautifully written story about heartache, betrayal, love, loss and letting go of the past…. A thought-provoking…book blending mystical and romantic elements. – N.N.Light’s Book Heaven


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Open internationally

Runs September 1 – 30

Drawing will be held on October 1.

Author Biography:

Christine Samuelson has been a lifelong writer in many professional and personal capacities, but now writes the kinds of stories she loves—about life and love’s challenges, tragedies and victories. Her overall themes deal with the eternal bonds of love that transform lives and transcend time. Her characters and plotlines are grounded in reality but have a touch of mysticism and mystery.

As a graphic designer and in newspaper production, she won state press association awards for her cover and ad designs. Creativity and writing have always been an integral part of her work. From living in 14 cities in 10 states, with years of travel and three different careers, she's acquired a wealth of personal, professional, and life experiences. They inspire the diverse settings, characters, and authentic storylines of her novels written in a unique voice.

Christine lives in coastal South Carolina where the people, land and sea are constant sources of inspiration. She hopes readers of her books will be inspired to look at life and love through a different lens and realize that no matter your circumstances, we all share similar stories in our lives and our hearts.

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