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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

The Russians are Coming! If I Had You drops in one week #GrandRusseseries

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If I Had You, the first book in my Jazz Age London series, goes on sale in one week! I’ve been eagerly awaiting the response to my move to 1924. When you were last reading my historical fiction, it was 1892 in London! How times change…

When I decided to write a Grand Hotel series, I needed to make it opulent. I found information about the Ballet Russes and was very inspired by the costuming of this French-based ballet company. I designed my hotel based on the art in the marketing materials for The Sleeping Princess ballet back in the early 1920s. It’s on the Internet if you want to take a look.firebirdThis gorgeous creature is the Firebird. In my series, this painting hangs on a wall in the hotel and it figures into the series as it goes along. With all this Russian art in the decor, I had to bring in Russian characters, too.

Move over Scottish heroes, here come the Russians!

The hero of my first book is Ivan Salter. He was an upper middle class Russian who was able to leave during the Revolution because he and his sister were visiting friends close to Finland and were able to escape. Some people left that way, others left by way of China…or even British warship, like the hotel’s chambermaid, Princess Olga Novikova, another key character in the series.

In this time period the Bolshevik threat was very real, and a fair amount of the plot in this series highlights love in the time of bombs, deceit, and spycraft, 1920s style. In books 2 and 3 of the Grand Russe, you’ll start to see the spies come into play. It’s hard to fall in love when you’re pretending to be someone you are not!

But in If I Had You, the heroine is a British girl, reared by a vicar, who just wants to be a flapper, one of those girls who danced the night away in fabulous clothes. When she goes to London to work for a theatrical couple, she has no idea their command performance at the hotel is going to stir up a hotbed of Russian anger, centered on the hotel. Falling in love with refugee who is starting over isn’t so simple either. But when you meet the love of your life you just have to roll with it!

Happy September and Happy Release Month for Heather Hiestand

IfIHadYou200x300Happy September! Here in the Pacific Northwest it feels like autumn already. Admittedly, so did July this year, but most of August was hot and summery. It’s time to put away the kiddie pool, though, brew some tea, and curl up with a bunch of new books! My publisher is promoting If I Had You with some other new historical romances that are coming out this month, and I can’t wait to read them all. My Kindle is recovered from its epic crash and I have them all loaded up to enjoy!

If I Had You is out September 27th, though you can preorder it, as well as the sequel, “I Wanna Be Loved By You” which is out on Valentine’s Day. I’m negotiating the title of book three in the Grand Russe Hotel series with my editor.  Book #3 will be out in September 2017. I hope the series is a success so I can keep writing stories set in my exotic, sexy hotel in 1925. I have two more stories already planned, including the happy ending for the mysterious and elegant hotel manager, Peter Eyre, who is featured in all the stories, along with his doomed romance with a tragic flapper.

I can’t wait to see who the favorite secondary characters are in my new series! I always have my own favorites, and how readers respond gives my editor and I feedback as to who readers want to learn more about. That’s how Lewis Noble got his own story in the Redcakes series. Yes, Christmas Delights was written just for Lewis fans (of course, I’m one too!)

Thank you to my readers, who allow me to pursue my favorite career outside of motherhood. I hope we can enjoy the Grand Russe hotel together.

#HistoricalRomance

Goodreads Q&A with Historical Fiction Author Heather Hiestand

IfIHadYou200x300I’m very excited to talk about my Roaring Twenties romance, If I Had You, with fellow lovers of history and romance. It’s my new Grand Russe Hotel series starter and is up for pre-order now. I’m hoping 100 people will add it to their Goodreads shelf so that my publisher will host a Q&A with me on the site. Please add my “Cinderella in the Jazz Age” novel to your shelf! bit.ly/2aDawHf

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Also, my paranormal witch in space erotic romance novella, Ex Factor, is rereleased today with a new sexy cover, and is on sale for $.99! Check it out at https://www.amazon.com/Ex-Factor-Anh-Leod-ebook/dp/B01K1EMP84. It’s free on Kindle Unlimited!

Blurb:

Columbo Balbane misses his ex. He’s out transporting cargo around the solar system, but he’s still in love…and in lust.

Teasy Rose never told Columbo she’s a witch, and now that she’s single, she’s ready for a change. She sells her candy shop and starts Ex Factor, a new business where she uses magic spells to impersonate other people’s exes and simulate final meetings with old lovers.

When Columbo schedules an appointment, not knowing it’s her, can Teasy find closure for herself? Or is it truly possible to go home again?

Cards Never Lie by Heather Hiestand is Reissued #newrelease #romance #cheapreads

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Smashwords is just $.99!

I’m so excited to see my first published novel rereleased today by Fuse! Cards Never Lie was the third or fourth full length novel I’d completed, and I sold it after selling a couple of short stories. It was exciting so see it released then, to a no-longer existent imprint, and exciting to see it rereleased now. I think of this as a happy, fun book but of course…whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!

If you want to read more, there is a new interview up at:  Interview

Blurb:

LIFE ASSESSMENT

Seattleite Melanie Vanderpool needs to change her conservative ways and find a new wild life. So why does a fortuneteller have to give her such bad news about her soul mate? The good news—passion is in her future. The bad news—her dream lover is going to be forceful and perverse. Hmmm…what can a girl do but jet off to Las Vegas and start hunting for her man?

CAREER ASSESSMENT

Melanie is going to lose her job if she doesn’t come up with some hot new products for her massage oil company. Can attending an adult movie convention give her some ideas? For sure, rubbing up against sex toy company CEO Rob Black is giving her some seriously amorous thoughts. But it will be hard to focus amid the spies, handcuffs and mayhem.