Get Caught in a Storm with Hurricane Bride from Bestselling Author Beth Williamson

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We introduced you to the Magnolias and Moonshine bestsellers series last week. Today, get a peek at the third book in the collection from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Beth Williamson.

Get caught up in the storm...

When a hurricane forces uptight Claire Blackwood's life into a tailspin, she never expects to find her true north again. An opportunity to get back on her feet lands her at the Peach Bellini B&B and sharing a cottage with a man who makes her feel again.

Boyd Rowe lives life as it comes to him and sharing a house with Claire is the most difficult thing he's ever done. The tightly wound woman makes him crazy at the same time makes him long for something else. The runaway hurricane bride is just the storm he needs.

*A Magnolias &Moonshine Novella*

Here's an excerpt

    Claire undressed slowly, every muscle in her body aching from bone-deep exhaustion. It wasn’t the work she’d done making meals and helping guests. No, it was the emotional exhaustion of the last week. She’d been blowing in the breeze like a plastic bag on the highway, bruised and battered from the journey.
    Now she had a place to sleep, people who were kind and generous, and a chance to reset. She’d begun to fall for the charm of the Peach Bellini. The night creatures had sung a full symphony as she walked toward the cottage at nine.
    As she pulled on her robe, she yawned so hard, her jaw cracked. A hot shower and she was going to collapse into that fluffy bed. As she walked out of her bedroom, the bathroom door opened. She stopped mid-stride, too shocked to do anything but stare, her travel tote and towel dangling from her hand.
    Boyd walked out wearing only a navy blue towel. Water clung to every sculpted inch of him. Droplets clung to his dark hair, which curled when wet. He turned to smile and all the air whooshed out of her.
    “Hey, roomie. Shower’s all yours.” He walked down the hallway with a lean hipped swagger and walked into the second bedroom she hadn’t even realized was there.
Holy shit.
    She was sharing the house with Boyd? Why hadn’t Pearl mentioned it? Claire’s entire body flushed with heat. She was expected to use a shower after Boyd had been in there naked? Her exhaustion turned into something completely different. Annoyance, disappointment, and a whiff of arousal.
    Claire stood in the hallway for an indeterminate amount of time before she took a step toward the bathroom. No matter what, she couldn’t stay in the house forever without showering. There was nothing she could do it about it tonight. She could be practical and just make do for now.
    Tomorrow she could talk to Pearl about different accommodations. There were certainly guest rooms in the house. For paying guests, of which she wasn’t. Hell, she didn’t think she could afford even one night at the bed and breakfast.
    Resigned but resentful, she entered the bathroom. The air held warm moisture, the mirror fogged from the previous occupant. She closed the door and readied herself for a shower.
    She couldn’t think about the fact Boyd had just been naked here. The man was a fellow employee, and she wanted nothing to do with him. The arousal she’d felt was temporary insanity caused by the emotional storm she’d just emerged from.

Meet Beth

Beth Williamson, who also writes as Emma Lang, is an award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her books range from sensual to scorching hot. She is a Career Achievement Award Nominee in Erotic Romance by Romantic Times Magazine, in both 2009 and 2010, and a quarter-finalist in the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.
Beth has always been a dreamer, never able to escape her imagination. It led her to the craft of writing romance novels, fueled by Reese’s and tenacious pursuit of the perfect story. She’s passionate about purple, books, and her family. She has a weakness for shoes and purses as well as bookstores.
Life might be chaotic, as life usually is, but Beth always keeps a smile on her face, a song in her heart, and a cowboy on her mind. ;)

Contact info
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E.E.: What’s your favorite motivational phrase?

Beth: I love this question. I have this quote on the wall in my office:

“You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” ~ Christopher Robin

As writers, or any artist truly, we all struggle with self-confidence. Are we good enough? Is everyone else more talented? Am I really a writer?

Since I was in third grade, I always loved to write. Everything from poems, to short stories, scripts, plays, books, and anything in between. I knew it was who I was, not just what I wanted to do. My imagination engine runs constantly to the point it distract me from real life things. Like remembering to do the dishes, or clean the house, or the other eighty-seven chores on my list. J

Sometimes what we do requires bravery. Every time we publish or submit a book or even give a copy to a friend to read, we need to be brave. Dig deep and put our creation up for someone else’s pleasure and opinion. It’s hard each and every time but we do it because we’re brave.

Strength of conviction is critical as a writer. We have to know that what we write is the best it can be. Not everything is perfect, but every word is part of our soul, a piece of our strength out in the world.

And then there’s smarts. I’m an intelligent person and while I had to work to get good grades in math, I managed to graduate high school and college with an A- average. Now here I am 30+ years later and I’m smarter than I was especially in life experiences.

Every day I sit down and become part of my fictional world, losing myself in the words as they fly from my fingertips. Every day I look at the sign on my wall and read it aloud to myself. I am braver, stronger, and smarter than I was yesterday. Today I am my very best.

Do you have a favorite motivational quote or thought? Will you share it?

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  1. Thank you for hosting me today, E.E.! <3 I'm excited to be hanging out with y'all again. :)

  2. great excerpt - I bought this one when it released now more reading time!!

  3. This was so interesting it is to bad that it isn;t in print! ptclayton2@aol.com

    1. Hi ptclayton! It IS in print! :) http://amzn.to/2oJNKYf

  4. Thanks for sharing! :)

  5. My favorite motivational quote is "Bravery isn't the absence of fear, but action in the face of fear."

  6. In keeping with Pooh, “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,..."
    And the one from Einstein about nothing being a miracle and everything being a miracle.

  7. I have two that I love.

    “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
    Winston Churchill

    Yogi Bhajan — 'Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.'

  8. I have two

    When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.

    Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much