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Heart Storms by N. Christine Samuelson is a Christmas and Holiday Festival pick #romance #giveaway


Author: N. Christine Samuelson

Genre: 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 inn. With losses from lies, secrets, cheating spouses, divorce and abandonment, the last thing any of them want is love or a relationship.

Yet as they move into and through the emotional storm of their lives, destiny brings them together in extraordinary ways. Will they be destroyed or transformed by their fates?

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


“Heart Storms is a page turner! …volatile, emotional and intense love triangle! …The author beautifully draws you into a natural and emotional landscape that leaves you wanting to know more!” - Amazon Review

“Heart Storms delivers: N Christine Samuelson delivers a heart wrenching, yet life affirming tale of love, betrayal and ultimate redemption…Through a flowing script, Samuelson takes you into the [characters’] lives …it’s well worth the read.” – Goodreads review

“5 Stars…Tragedy and love and hope…presented in a beautifully written story. I love the way the author handled Jade’s attraction to both men… The setting was fabulous… Nice twists and lots of emotion. I couldn’t wait to find out how it turned out but I also didn’t want it to end. Great job!!” - Goodreads Review

The love triangle will transform readers… a poignant finale … The many real-world issues are treated with grace and compassion … a wonderful depiction of how the heart can love many and in different ways during different times.” – InD’Tale Magazine review

“A brilliant bookand one I highly recommend…Beautifully written …” – N.N. Light’s Book Heaven


During Christmas week, the guests raved about the inn, the decorations, and food alike. After the Christmas day’s activities were done, Jade and Gabriel enjoyed a quiet night at her cottage. Exhausted and well-fed from eating leftovers of Gabe’s wonderful food from the Christmas brunch and cocktail hour, they relaxed outside by the fire pit. They wrapped up in heavy sweaters, sat in oversize wicker chairs and sipped wine. Jade had strung lots of lights inside and out and set up candles outside. The sound of the ocean waves in the distance made the scene feel unreal for Gabe, as if this wasn’t his real life. But he wouldn’t let the feeling bother him tonight. He’d enjoy the moment, each moment he had with Jade.

Feeling peace down to his soul and love filling his heart, Gabe handed her a medium-sized gold box. “Merry Christmas. I liked this and thought you would, too.”

Jade beamed at him and ripped it open. It was a necklace—a delicate silver chain holding a brilliant diamond. “Don’t tell me this is a real diamond? I mean, it looks real, it’s gorgeous, but, Gabe you didn’t, did you?”

He leaned across and kissed her lightly, tenderly, then gazed intently as if to see into her soul. “I did, and yes, it’s real—nothing fake for you, my love.”

“You shouldn’t have done this, Gabriel.”

“Yes, I should’ve. Don’t you like it?”

Happiness overflowed inside her, streaming down her cheeks as teardrops. “I love it. It’s the most beautiful necklace I’ve ever seen.”

He watched as she tilted it back and forth, catching the glow of the fire, the diamond full of brilliance, the light reflecting and dancing on her face.

“Oh, Gabriel. I love this, and I love you more.” She sat on his lap and kissed him with all the love inside the kiss.

Gabe straightened and ran his hand up and down her leg, his hands trembling.

“What is it? Is something wrong?”

“Nothing’s wrong,” he said, “everything’s right. I keep thinking this thing with you and me is too unbelievable and something will happen to end it.”

Jade held him close and buried her face in the side of his neck. “Together we’re great. What we have is real and true. Nothing will end it.”

His eyes watered. “That’s why I chose this gift for you. Diamonds are forever, right?”

Her smile was as brilliant as the diamond. “Right.”

“And it’s not a ring because I guessed a ring would scare you off,” he said with a chuckle. “Besides, it seems a little too soon. There’s a lot about my life and me you don’t know yet. But I’m willing to share it with you in the future. So, the next best thing is a diamond to wear close to your heart to remind you, even if we’re apart, I love you. Do you know what I’m saying without coming out and saying it?”

She took his glass and set it on the table, then handed him the necklace to fasten around her neck. “I know what you mean, and I say ‘Yes, I will love you forever.’” She stood and pulled him up with her. “Let’s go to bed so you can show me exactly how much you love me, okay?”

“Yes, boss-lady, whatever you want,” and they laughed together.

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Share a holiday family tradition:

A favorite tradition is watching a live performance of The Nutcracker Ballet. The music, magical story, Victorian sets and beautiful dancing puts us in the holiday spirit. We also attend a local event called “Night of a Thousand Candles” where ten acres of an outdoor sculpture garden and hundred-year-old massive oak trees, giant spruces, palm trees, and huge ponds are decorated with literally thousands of lights in every color, candles, and decorations. There are firepits to keep warm, great food & drink, music, singing and bagpipers. What a lovely way to start the holiday season.

Why is your featured book perfect to get readers in the holiday mood?

A pivotal part of the story takes place through Christmas and New Year’s. Heart Storms is set in a small southern oceanfront town at a Victorian-style Bed & Breakfast Inn adorned with gorgeous Christmas decorations and a ten-foot tree. Festive lights are strung throughout the inn and its grounds, and an outdoor fireplace is set near the oceanfront bar and restaurant. The main characters are in the holiday mood, but undercurrents swirl in their relationships bringing many unexpected holiday surprises and plot twists!

Throughout the holiday season, the restaurant features traditional Southern dishes and drinks. The main female character’s beach cottage is decked out and set for romance, which is in the air everywhere, along with an underlying mystery and the turmoil of an unexpected guest. The story plays out under the festivities, lights, candles, stars, and the sight and sounds of the ocean—it’s sure to put you in the holiday mood!

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon gift card

Open internationally.

Runs December 1 – 31

Drawing will be held on January 2, 2024.

Author Biography:

Christine writes contemporary novels of love, life and relationships involving the eternal bonds that transform lives and transcend time, death, and place. Creativity and writing have long been part of her award-winning careers in graphic design, advertising and newspapers. In writing fiction, she explores the joys and triumphs, the tragic and magic of life and love that readers relate to.

Her characters are realistic, fresh and relevant with stories that include mystery and some mysticism. They are written in a unique voice and partially influenced by life experience which inspires the diverse settings, characters, and authentic storylines of her novels.

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

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2 comentários

20 de dez. de 2023

Watching Christmas movies and elf on the shelf!


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08 de dez. de 2023

Thank you, Christine, for sharing your book in our Christmas and Holiday Book Festival!

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