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Soul of the Storm by @JeanGrant05 is a Love and Romance Festival pick #99cents #romance #giveaway

Title: Soul of the Storm

Author: Jean M. Grant

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Blurb:

Charlotte MacGregor lost the thrill of conquering mountains five years ago when her sister disappeared on a hiking adventure without her. Still guilt-ridden, Charlotte heads for a vacation to rustic Vermont with a friend—where she's surrounded by reminders of her devastating loss and plagued with unanswered questions.

Matiu Christiansen is an outdoors buff. He works multiple jobs to save for his dream of owning an outfitter in New Zealand. He's never quite felt at home in the United States and he yearns for his Maori roots, but his attraction to Charlotte puts a kink in his plans to move home later this year.

Thrown together by coincidence, Charlotte and Matiu form a kindred bond through their shared love of the outdoors. Can Charlotte surmount her demons to assist Matiu on a rescue when a late-season snowstorm hits? And can Matiu help Charlotte heal from the pain of the past?


“What’s on your agenda tomorrow?” He offered her a brookie. He sat closer this time, his thigh brushing hers.

She unwrapped the brookie, grateful to have something to focus on, inhaled the enticing mixed scent of chocolate and buttery deliciousness, bit into it, and had to cover a moan.

“Choice, right?”

“Heaven. I need to get you to write these sayings down. Though I’m filing them away in my brain. This is choice?”

“Yup or sweet as.”

“Sweet as what?”

“Just sweet as. We leave the conjunction hanging there.”

They shared a chuckle.

“Confuses the hell out of tourists,” he added.


“Easy as.” His eyebrows lifted as he munched. “So, tomorrow?”

“Not sure. If Ronnie hasn’t already ventured there, maybe north to Waterbury to visit the cheese and ice cream factories.”

“Nah, that’s tourist stuff. How about farther off the beaten track?”

“You have better ideas?”

“Of course.”

“What’s your schedule like since you’re Mr. Busy?”

His smiled tipped to a frown. “Another full day. Since I mucked this morning on my day off, maybe they’ll give me a break tomorrow. Plus, I’m waiting on their vehicle to get repaired.”

She found herself nibbling on her lip, and it wasn’t just from the chewy deliciousness in her mouth.

He poured her tea. His clock near the TV chimed. “I gotta change for the inn shift. Be right back. Drink the tea slowly. Let it work its flavor on your palate. Drink it like you would an expensive wine. Slosh it, inhale, savor.” He rose. “Just don’t spit it out after.”

She almost snorted the swallow of tea. God, he was a flirt, even if he didn’t know it. Maybe he did.

She admired his physique as he strode to his bedroom. The T-shirt stretched nicely across his wide shoulders, and she presumed he had a well-defined torso beneath it. She bet his calves were in kick-ass shape from all the work he did. And his butt…

He only half-closed the door. She got a decent peek as he took off his dirty T-shirt. Elaborate, curved black tattoos covered his shoulder blade in similar symbols to the ones on the quilt.

She pulled her gaze away as he disappeared behind the door. Veronica had warned her. Fun only, fun only. Oh my God, what the hell was she doing?

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On sale for 99 cents (e-copy only) from February 12th through March 12th !

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

Ah, the HEA. I really love to end a story with hope and happiness. I am a sucker for it. When there’s dark or dreariness in the world, we know we can snuggle up with a good romance and ride the emotional rollercoaster to a happy-ever-after. I also love researching villains, writing out wounded heroes, and finding new ways to approach classic tropes.

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

Read about the 5 love languages and take a fun quiz online, just you and your partner. Find out which way your partner appreciates love: words, touch, service, gifts, or quality time. Most people have more than one preference (and you probably already know yours, but it helps to show our special someone what we love the most). Once you know how they like to experience love, watch the connections heat up!


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Runs February 1 – 28, 2021.

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Author Biography:

Jean has a penchant for the misunderstood be it sharks, microbes, or people (fictional and real). A scientist by training, she now spends her days as an author and champion for her children. She has five published novels in the genres of historical and contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. She also writes for family and travel magazines and websites. When not writing, she enjoys tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, tackling the biggest mountains in New England with her husband, and chilling with her children, while taking snapshots of the world around her and daydreaming about the next story.

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Unknown member
Feb 18, 2021

Sounds like a great read


Unknown member
Feb 17, 2021

A Maori hero is new to me! I 'm really curious about this one...


Unknown member
Feb 16, 2021

Nice Excerpt!


Unknown member
Feb 16, 2021

Thanks for hosting me today, NN Light! Lovely as always!


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Feb 16, 2021

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

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