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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!

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

Cards Never Lie 2016 coverAmazon is $1.99

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.

The Characters of A Treasure in Laguna by Heather Hiestand #newrelease #LagunaBeach

A Treasure in Laguna coverA Treasure in Laguna is 24 hours old! I’ve updated it on Goodreads if you’d like to add it to your shelf:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30817693-a-treasure-in-laguna

Hello! I’m Crowe Erickson, the hero of “A Treasure in Laguna” and Heather, my creator, wanted you to know what I looked like 😉 I was a teen star on my family’s treasure hunting reality show, but it was cancelled after two years. Now that I’ve regrouped, made it through college and grad school, and done my research, I’m ready for another shot of glory. Join me and my crew as I try to land a new treasure hunter reality show. I call it —- California Gold! What do you think? Am I going to find some gold in Laguna Beach? Or anything else worth having?

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Lots of people have been learning about treasure hunting due to the success of shows like The Curse of Oak Island. Heather had the idea for “A Treasure in Laguna” after she binge-watched The Curse of Oak Island over December/January. Her father is interested in this treasure hunting reality show, and sucked her in, too. And it’s a good thing, because now I can hunt for gold!

My brother is going to get some face time in the sequel to my story. Thor, who was the camera operator in my book, will come to the forefront in his novella, which releases in November. Here’s Thor!

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If you want to know more about writing for Kindle Worlds, Heather has a guest post up, with quotes from some of her other authors, at http://www.fuseliterary.com/kindle-worlds-insider-tips/. If you have any questions, she would be happy to try to answer them.

New Release: A Treasure in Laguna by Heather Hiestand #romance

happy release day graphic10 New Stories Release today, set in Kaira Rouda’s Kindle World Laguna Beach

A Treasure in Laguna coverBlurb:

While searching for gold in Laguna Beach, treasure hunter Crowe Erickson finds the real adventure is love…

Add a dose of treasure hunting danger, mix in the excitement of finding true love when you least expect it, and you have A Treasure in Laguna

Failed teen reality TV star Crowe Erickson comes to Laguna Beach looking for gold, redemption, and a new treasure hunting reality TV show. What he finds is another kind of treasure:  Jenny Craft, the sexy television star who was his first crush.

While intrigued by his hunt for gold, Jenny left Hollywood and its shallow people far behind and is now running a successful restaurant of her own. She wants nothing to do with a younger, fame-seeking man.

One bad day in front of the cameras cost Crowe his first career. But he’s determined that this time it isn’t going to cost him the girl.

https://www.amazon.com/Laguna-Beach-Treasure-Kindle-Novella-ebook/dp/B01I2DN6FM

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July 4 to 11th: Historical Romance Multi-Author Giveaway with Five Winners

contestimageTo celebrate July 4th, I’ve teamed up with more than 50 fantastic authors to give away a huge selection of historical romance novels, PLUS a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner!

I’m giving away my book Trifling Favors. This is the last book in my Redcakes series. It is a standalone novel, or you could start the series from the beginning, with The Marquess of Cake, on sale for $.99 right now.

We’re each giving away five copies so there are going to be a lot of winners!

Enter the contest by clicking here: http://bit.ly/july-4th-historical

Remember, the contest starts July 4th and ends on July 11th!

 

Grand Hotel Romance! Pre-order I Wanna Be Loved By You by Heather Hiestand #20s30s

I Wanna Be Loved By You

“Looking forward to the cover for I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU? I know I am! Meet me here on Thursday, 6/30 for the reveal. You can pre-order the book at these outlets now!

https://www.amazon.com/Wanna-Loved-Grand-Russe-Hotel-ebook/dp/B01FPGT24S

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-wanna-be-loved-by-you-heather-hiestand/1123805668?type=eBook

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/i-wanna-be-loved-by-you/id1128182572?mt=11

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/i-wanna-be-loved-by-you-2

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Heather_Hiestand_I_Wanna_Be_Loved_by_You?id=Y_gqDAAAQBAJ

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Wanna-Be-Loved/Heather-Hiestand/Q730672920?id=6639573881238

 

Cover Reveal! A Treasure in Laguna (contemporary romance) by Heather Hiestand

A Treasure in Laguna coverComing July 7, 2016 from the Laguna Beach Kindle World based on the series by Kaira Rouda:  While searching for gold in Laguna Beach, treasure hunter Crowe Erickson finds the real adventure is love…

Heather Hiestand returns to contemporary romance with a new series of novellas!

Learn more about Heather’s books on Amazon at:  http://www.amazon.com/Heather-Hiestand/e/B004NG0A98

Blurb:

Add a dose of treasure hunting danger, mix in the excitement of finding true love when you least expect it, and you have A Treasure in Laguna

Failed teen reality TV star Crowe Erickson comes to Laguna Beach looking for gold, redemption, and a new treasure hunting reality TV show. What he finds is another kind of treasure:  Jenny Craft, the sexy television star who was his first crush.

While intrigued by his hunt for gold, Jenny left Hollywood and its shallow people far behind and is now running a successful restaurant of her own. She wants nothing to do with a younger, fame-seeking man.

One bad day in front of the cameras cost Crowe his first career. But he’s determined that this time it isn’t going to cost him the girl.

 

 

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Cinderella in the Jazz Age! Pre-order Sale for “If I Had You” by Heather Hiestand #historicalfiction #romance

IfIHadYouIf I Had You is out on September 27th and the usual price is $3.99 but my publisher has just lowered the price to $2.99 so make sure to pre-order!

Barnes & Noble

http://www.amazon.com/Had-You-Grand-Russe-Hotel-ebook/dp/B01A4ANY5I

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/if-i-had-you/id1088652508?mt=11

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/if-i-had-you-7

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=9781601835796&c=books

http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/33422

blurb:

Inside the glittering walls of a famous hotel, an ingénue experiences first passion . . .

As she stands before the gilded doors of The Grand Russe Hotel, Alecia Loudon is poised on the threshold of a profound awakening. It is the Roaring Twenties, and London is buzzing with opportunities for adventure . . . and indiscretion. The young personal secretary knows nothing of the ways of men, but a chance meeting with the hotel’s handsome night watchman sets her imagination afire.

Ivan Salter has noticed the quiet Englishwoman and wonders what delicate beauty might be lurking behind Alecia’s plain clothes. As the handsome Russian draws Alecia further into the hotel’s luxurious world, he introduces her to fine food, cool jazz, and forbidden assignations. Their dalliance is tested, however, by a surprising link between Ivan’s family history and Alecia’s bosses. Tangled up in international intrigue, the lovers must decide if their sparkling new romance is worth the cost . . .

Announcing Heather Hiestand’s July 7th release and a new @Kindleworlds @KairaRouda

laguna beach graphicI’m so excited to announce that I’ll be joining Kaira Rouda in Laguna Beach for the launch of her Kindle World! Yes, it’s my long awaited return to contemporary romance…

More than 10 of your favorite authors will be writing stories in beautiful, sunny Laguna Beach and some of the beloved characters from the series will be making an appearance. All books (including my A Treasure in Laguna) will be launched on July 7, just in time to fill your Kindle before heading to the pool or the beach! More soon and, I’ll see you in Kaira Rouda’s Laguna Beach world.

Laguna Beach Series: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016YNR4KA/