Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Wedding in Valentine

A Wedding in Valentine
Author: Emma Cane
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Avon Impulse an imprint of HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062264656
Event organized by: Literati Author Services

In A Town Called Valentine, Emily Murphy has an unexpected encounter (with the sexy Nate Thalberg) that changes everything. Now, in A WEDDING IN VALENTINE she and Nate are tying the knot, and it’s a celebration Emily’s best friend Heather Armstrong won’t miss—and will never forget!
Heather had never done anything out of the ordinary, but there was just something about that cowboy in the airport seven months ago she couldn’t resist. Cowboy Chris Sweet hasn’t been able to get the beautiful redhead out of his mind since that steamy night. Now to Chris’ surprise, she’s in Valentine—for his sister’s wedding!
Keeping the one night stand a secret the whole weekend will be hard, but denying their attraction for each other—nearly impossible! What’s in store for Heather and Chris? Will the romantic weekend in the charming town of Valentine sway Heather into taking another chance at love?
A WEDDING IN VALENTINE is brimming with sweet romance and sexy cowboys that will keep readers revisiting the town of Valentine time and time again.


Emma Cane was born in Erie, a small Pennsylvania town on beautiful Lake Erie, where the sunsets are some of the best in the world. Though Emma enjoyed figure skating and skiing (good sports in the northeast), she brought a book everywhere she went, usually science fiction and fantasy. Yes, Emma was a Trekkie. Early in her teen years, she decided maybe she could be a writer, and wrote passionate stories of teenagers in space, first by hand until her fingers cramped, and then on her dad’s manual typewriter, that she still can’t bear to give away. In high school she discovered historical romances, starting with Kathleen Woodiwiss’s Shanna, and Emma never looked back. The first romance she ever tried to write was a historical Western, but now she’s changed to the 21st century, where cowboys can ride pickup trucks as well as horses. Emma fell in love with small-town, heartwarming stories, and created the fictional town Valentine Valley, a small ranching community in the Colorado Rockies, where she sets her novels. A Town Called Valentine was the first in her new series. True Love at Silver Creek Ranch followed in January 2013. Her first novella, A Wedding in Valentine, came out in June 2013.

Emma always wanted a career. She determined she wouldn’t be good at the family business, funeral directing, mainly because a funeral director is a social creature, out in society, joining lots of committees and being involved in the community. She likes to pick and choose her committees (she's served in almost every capacity in her local writers' group) She especially enjoys being at home in the evenings, her face buried in a book. When she went to college, Emma figured it might be difficult to earn a living writing, so she tried many different jobs. After majoring in aerospace engineering and taking all her electives in English, she realized writing was her future. While she learned her craft and raised her children, she worked several jobs, from fitness training to programming computer-controlled machines. She joined her local chapter of Romance Writers of America, found her best friends, and with their help, sold her manuscript to Avon Books. At last, writing has become her full-time career.

Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband Jim and two rambunctious dogs Uma and Apollo.

Emma also writes as USA Today Bestselling historical romance author Gayle Callen.
~*Interview with Emma Crane*~
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
My name is Emma Cane, and I write the contemporary romance series Valentine Valley, set near Aspen Colorado. I love to crochet, sing, hike and snowshoe. I also write historical romances as Gayle Callen.
Do you have a day job as well?
Nope, I write 2-3 books a year, so it’s a full time job for me.
How did you choose the genre you write in?
As a kid, I read a lot of science fiction and fantasy, and wrote about teenagers in space throughout high school. But at a slumber party, I read a friend’s copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss’s historical romance SHANNA, and stayed up all night to finish it. I was hooked! So when I decided to get serious about trying to publish my own books, I gravitated right to historical romance, selling medievals first before I switched to the Victorian era. Contemporary romance was a natural for me to try, since really, at the heart all romances are about conflict and emotional issues keeping our hero and heroine apart until they fall in love. That happens in all time periods!
Is there a message in your novels that you want readers to walk away with? If so, what is it?
Probably the biggest message is that family is important, including the families you make with friends.
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