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Palm Springs King by Claire Marti is a Love and Romance Festival pick #romance #newrelease #giveaway

Title: Palm Springs King

Author: Claire Marti

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb:

A former rockstar. A perfectionistic yoga teacher. Opposites attract?

Rockstar Austin Michaels never took much seriously—other than his music. But tragedy thrust him out of the spotlight and into the boardroom. Now, he’s helping his brother run a luxury hotel chain and he couldn’t be farther out of his comfort zone. He’s doing his best––until his beautiful new spa manager arrives.

Yoga teacher Kenzie Banks earned her reputation as the best in the spa business by being a hyper-efficient perfectionist. Ready to plant roots after too many years on the road, she’s thrilled to land her dream job working for the Hotel Kings — they’re literally the family she always wished for. Except, her sexy boss Austin Michaels is driving her nuts with his impulsive decisions and smoldering glances.

The sparks between these two opposites burn so hot it’s a wonder they don’t spontaneously combust. But Kenzie knows what they say about fire…and she’s come too far and worked too hard to get burned. Can the pair find a way to work together, or will everything they’re building go up in flames?

One-click this opposites attract, forced proximity standalone romance today!

*Palm Springs King is the sixth book in award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Claire Marti's new spin off contemporary romance series, California Suits. The series follows the adventures of five best friends who are opening a string of luxury boutique hotels from La Jolla to Monterey to Beverly Hills as each one finds true love…usually where he least expects it. Each book is a standalone.


Just inside the ballroom on a small dais, Austin chatted with the musicians in the three piece band, who smacked him on the back and wandered off. He sat on the stool, fiddled with his guitar, then adjusted the microphone. His dark hair fell across his brow and his sooty eyelashes rested on the top of his cheekbones. He was heartbreakingly handsome.

He leaned in and addressed the guests. “Hi everyone, For the first dance, I’ve got a special song for my big brother and his beautiful bride. It’s called Beautiful You. So clear the dance floor and make way for Ryan and Charlie.”

Guests clapped as the newlyweds entered the small dance floor. Ryan pulled Charlie close, and she wound her arms around his neck. Bliss radiated off the golden-haired couple, who were lost in each other’s eyes.

The moment Austin strummed the opening chord, the room grew silent, then his haunting, husky voice filled the high-ceilinged room. Goosebumps rose along every inch of her skin. He sang of gazes locking, hearts longing, once in a lifetime chances.

With each gorgeous word, a magnetic pull drew her to him. The party, the reception dropped away. Out of her peripheral vision, the happy couple twirled slowly on the dance floor, like something out of a dream.

But all she could see was Austin. His eyes had been half-closed for the beginning of the song but then his indigo gaze caught hers, emotion shining in their depths. Her breath hitched and she clasped her hands together, unable to look away. Unable to sever their connection. For the rest of the love ballad, an invisible thread bound them across the space.

An unbreakable gossamer strand between Austin and her.

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What’s your favorite part about being a romance author?

I love writing stories that touch readers’ hearts in some way. Whether I’m providing an escape or entertainment or stirring up emotions, I want to provide hope and joy and smiles!

Here’s my tip to add romance to your love life:

Hmm…besides reading my books? Kidding. I’d say it’s remembering to choose kindness over the need to be right. Also, sharing a sunset and a glass of wine works every time!

Giveaway –

One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon US or Canada gift card.

Open internationally. You must have a valid Amazon US or Amazon CA account to win.

Runs February 1 – 28, 2023.

Drawing will be held on March 1, 2023.

Author Biography:

Claire Marti is an award winning and USA Today Bestselling author ​of swoonworthy Contemporary Romance novels set in Southern California, including the Pacific Vista Ranch series and the California Suits series. She lives in San Diego with her husband, silly dog and three clever cats.

Claire started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to pick up pencil and paper. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature and French, Claire was sidetracked by other careers, including practicing law, selling software for legal publishers, and managing a non-profit animal rescue for a Hollywood actress.

Finally, Claire followed her heart and now focuses on two of her true passions: writing romance and teaching yoga.

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Feb 21, 2023

My best romantic tip is to be honest & communication is key!


Donna Simonetta
Donna Simonetta
Feb 09, 2023

I love this series, and Palm Springs King is my new favorite. But I say that at the end of every California Suits book.


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Feb 09, 2023

Thank you, Claire, for sharing your book in our Love and Romance Book Festival!

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