Author Archives: Heather

The Princess Dilemma, a royal Victorian romance, by Heather Hiestand #Newrelease #KindleUnlimited

the-princess-dilemma-second-version

Buy or Borrow on Amazon

It’s here, it’s here! My final release of 2016, The Princess Dilemma. This historical romance is particularly close to my heart because it had a multi-year gestation. It is alternative history in a way, because the hero is the son of Queen Victoria’s father. He really did have illegitimate children many years older than his legitimate daughter, who became queen of England in 1837, but not my Edward FitzPrince.

This is a great book to read in anticipation of the new PBS show, Victoria, which is about the same exact time period as my book, with many of the same historical characters! Victoria Preview

victoria-tv-image

The Princess Dilemma Blurb:

England, 1837: In the game of kings, there can be only one winner, but a second chance at love is worth more than any throne…

As a British army colonel, Edward FitzPrince deals with dangerous secrets every day. When his mother dies and he learns he may have a claim to the British throne, he quickly finds himself out of his depths. The Scottish-born soldier discovers life in London and political maneuvering foreign indeed.

One woman can help him, German Princess Charlotte von Scharnburg, with whom he had a secret romance more than a decade before, his long-lost wife. As the best friend and lady-in-waiting to his half-sister, Queen Victoria, who has just ascended the throne of England, Charlotte is now his natural enemy.

Edward is determined to have his birthright. Charlotte must ensure her family’s survival. They will be each other’s greatest ally, or tear each other apart.

That Gold in Laguna by Heather Hiestand #newrelease #romance

that-gold-in-laguna-coverYeah! Book 2 in my Charisma Series, The Ericksons, is finally out. I wrote it back in the late winter, but held sexy treasure hunter Thor’s story all this time to be part of the mini-launch in the Laguna Beach series, part of Kindle Worlds. Buy Here

I really, really loved writing these stories, which came to me after a Curse of Oak Island television binge. The show has just started it’s fourth season, and I’m book two into my series!

Blurb:

Treasure hunter Thor Erickson stars in California Gold, a reality TV show. An outdoors buff, he wants to dig for buried gems in the wilderness, not in a rich girl’s Laguna Beach backyard.

Rachel McHughes is an art expert looking for a new challenge. She wants her wealthy father to sell his property so she can leave her job curating the family art collection and take a fulfilling museum position.

The California Gold producers insist the hunt for missing Hollywood Golden Age jewels is good television. The show must go on despite friction between the cast and the McHughes family.

Thor and Rachel can’t avoid each other, or the incredible, sexy chemistry they generate. The treasure they discover might not be gold, but each other.

 

OTHER BOOKS IN THE CHARISMA SERIES! Heather Hiestand on Amazon

A Treasure in Laguna cover

the-rockstars-christmas-reunion-gold

Preorder The Princess Dilemma: A Royal Romance by Heather Hiestand

the-princess-dilemma-second-versionThe Princess Dilemma, A Victorian Royal Romance, is now available on Amazon for preorder! It will be released on Nov 20th. Preorder Here

It is also on KU so you can read for free from Nov 30-Feb 28  if you are a member of Kindle Unlimited.

England, 1837: In the game of kings, there can be only one winner, but a second chance at love is worth more than any throne…

As a British army colonel, Edward FitzPrince deals with dangerous secrets every day. When his mother dies and he learns he may have a claim to the British throne, he quickly finds himself out of his depths. The Scottish-born soldier discovers life in London and political maneuvering foreign indeed.

One woman can help him, German Princess Charlotte von Scharnburg, with whom he had a secret romance more than a decade before, his long-lost wife. As the best friend and lady-in-waiting to his half-sister, Queen Victoria, who has just ascended the throne of England, Charlotte is now his natural enemy.

Edward is determined to have his birthright. Charlotte must ensure her family’s survival. They will be each other’s greatest ally, or tear each other apart.

A series about Queen Victoria is taking the Downtown Abbey slot in January. This is a great opportunity to learn about 1837 and get ready for the show!

 

Christmas Novel Sale! Christmas Delights is $.99! #historicalromance #holidayreads

Christmas Delights_100x150Buy Options

Christmas Delights is my holiday house party novel, a standalone part of the Victorian Redcakes series. It has a 4.3 Star rating on Amazon, and is available across all etailers. Get it for $.99 this November!

The sweetest gift is the hardest to unwrap. . .

Lady Victoria Allen-Hill never dreamed she’d be a widow at twenty-one—let alone a virgin. Her father insists that she attend a matchmaking house party in the snow-covered seaside town of Pevensey in hopes she’ll find a suitable husband. But for Victoria, it’s an opportunity to indulge in a passionate affair—and the handsome inventor she meets at the Christmas Eve masquerade ball may be just the man for the job. . .

Lewis Noble is the cousin of London’s famed Redcake sisters, so it almost stands to reason that he’s just as irresistible as one of their sugar-iced pastries. Lewis catches the eye of every woman at the party—but Victoria is the only one who catches his. He won’t be tied down in her father’s business, but watching other men court her amid a flurry of engagements ignites a jealousy he’s never felt before. A dose of honesty may be just the thing to mend their broken hearts—for many holidays to come. . .

Christmas is here! The Rock Star’s Christmas Reunion is out today! #new release #romance

the-rockstars-christmas-reunion-gold

Buy on Amazon

I’m so excited to have my holiday romance out today! It’s the first full novel in the Charisma series, and is a standalone holiday treat. Join new caterer Yakima as she keeps the small town of Battlefield, WA warm and cozy with Christmas treats, and romances Bax Connolly, who left town twelve years ago to follow his musician dreams. Now he’s back to reconnect with his blue collar family, and find his true home.

Blurb:

Twelve years ago, Bax Connolly left his small town behind to find fame and fortune with his guitar. Now the legendary, tattooed rock star is back and has purchased a home. The bad boy of the music industry wants to reconnect with his estranged family by throwing a huge Christmas party. But his tough, working class relatives have no clue how to deal with their ultra-wealthy and famous prodigal son and want nothing to do with him.

Yakima Wannassay’s catering company needs a Christmas miracle to keep from going under, but she never expected Santa to deliver her the perfect holiday client—her former next door neighbor Bax. A recommendation from him could take her business to a whole new level. And when she steps under the mistletoe with the irresistible Bax, she finds herself wanting to mix business with pleasure. Too bad a long ago told little white lie could blow up in her face and ruin both Christmas and her future.

The Rock Star’s Christmas Reunion reunites a couple who were never together except in rumor, adds some music industry edge, and mixes in the joy of the holidays!

Praise for Heather Hiestand’s novels:

“This is definitely one for the keeper shelf.” —Historical Romance Lover on His Wicked Smile

“Heather Hiestand once again pleased me beyond measure with this book. I love the characters all of them…”—Hannah’s Words on His Wicked Smile

“Top Pick! An all around great read! It’s funny, witty, sexy, and smart.” —Romance Reader at Heart on Cards Never Lie

“Before I realized it, the unusually strong and well-developed characters of The Kidnapped Bride had sneaked up on me and captured my full attention. This is one of the best shorter books I have ever read.” –Delle Jacobs, author of Lady Wicked

Cover Reveal Help! Which cover would you choose? #bookcover #coverreveal

the-rockstars-christmas-reunion-blackthe-rockstars-christmas-reunion-goldI’m releasing my holiday novel next week, and I have an important choice to make. My cover artist, Melyssa Naujoks, did the titling in two different colors, gold and black, and I can’t decide which one to use! Which do you prefer?

The Rock Star’s Christmas Reunion will be out next week. Curious? Here’s the blurb:

Twelve years ago, Bax Connolly left his small town behind to find fame and fortune with his guitar. Now the legendary, tattooed rock star is back and has purchased a home. The bad boy of the music industry wants to reconnect with his estranged family by throwing a huge Christmas party. But his tough, working class relatives have no clue how to deal with their ultra-wealthy and famous prodigal son and want nothing to do with him. 

Yakima Wannassay’s catering company needs a Christmas miracle to keep from going under, but she never expected Santa to deliver her the perfect holiday client—her former next door neighbor Bax. A recommendation from him could take her business to a whole new level. And when she steps under the mistletoe with the irresistible Bax, she finds herself wanting to mix business with pleasure. Too bad a long ago told little white lie could blow up in her face and ruin both Christmas and her future.

The Rock Star’s Christmas Reunion reunites a couple who never were together except in rumor, adds some music industry edge, and mixes in the joy of the holidays!

 

If I Had You by Heather Hiestand #BookClub Reading Guide

if-i-had-you-1

Need some jazzy historical fiction for you book club? Give If I Had You a try! Below are suggested questions for reading group discussions.

BOOK CLUB READING GUIDE for If I Had You by Heather Hiestand

 Jazz music is a passion of the heroine in If I Had You. Are there songs that tell the story of your life?

  1. Immigration is a major factor in the hero’s past in If I Had You. Do you think immigrants should fully embrace the culture of their new country, or is there still a place for the politics, language, and lifestyle of the old country while living in the new?
  2. There were more women than men in the young adult population in the 1920s, due to deaths in World War I. Many women had to support themselves but opportunities were limited. Would you do anything you could to find a man to support you, or look for work? What kind?
  3. A “live for now” attitude existed in youth culture in the 1920s because of all the terrors in the previous decade. How would living through a war and a flu epidemic as a teenager affect your twenties?
  4. Which comes first, protecting one family member or saving the lives of a lot of strangers? Would you help a relative escape the police if they had committed a crime or turn them in?
  5. If you owned a business with a scandalous history, would you embrace that history or attempt to hide it?
  6. In the 1920s, contraceptive information was becoming more widely available. Who should be in charge of family planning, the man or the woman?
  7. If the person you are in a relationship with speaks English as a secondary language, should you attempt to learn their primary language to deepen your relationship?

 

If I Had You by Heather Hiestand #newrelease #historicalfiction #newseries

IfIHadYou200x300Buy Now

if-i-had-you-1Welcome to 1924, a time when youth was fast and fleeting, and the young people of the time pushed the memories of terrible war into the deep recesses of their minds in order to PAR-TAY! England didn’t have Prohibition like the United States, just a law that required food to be served along with liquor. Youth flocked to nightclubs, movie theaters, and daytime dances in order to have fun. The madcap elite of the day were called the Bright Young Things.

If I Had You is set around a Grand Hotel with an attached nightclub,  the decadent Russian design bringing aristocrats, film and theater people, and travelers of all sorts to its doors. Not only that, it’s attracted the attention of Russia itself, and the new Soviet government is using the hotel to house trade delegates…or are they saboteurs, intent on bringing down the British government?

Into this glittering party arrives Alecia Loudon, a young woman ready to work as a secretary to theater people by day and live as a flapper by night. She wanders the hotel in the wee hours, listening to jazz and watching out for the handsome Russian night watchman who also prowls the corridors…

If I Had You is the first novel in the Grand Russe series. Book 2, I Wanna Be Loved By You is out next Valentine’s Day, and Book 3 will be out next September. Fall in love…in the 1920s.