Sunday, March 15, 2020

Lucky in Love and Money! by @BonnieEdwards #RomanceGems

Earlier this month, Kari Lemor used this title for her post: Luck of the Draw. I smiled when I saw it because one of  the boxed sets I had a book in was called just that. And lucky I was, too, to be included.

I was visiting Las Vegas on a tour of SoCal, Nevada, and Arizona for a winter break when I got an email inviting me into this set with several authors I’d worked with before. The catch? The book had to be written quickly and had to center around the idea of good luck changing a life.


This is where you picture me plotting a story on my iPad as we fly across Hwy 8 from Nevada into SoCal. Pretty country! Understand please, I am not used to plotting books ahead of time, but I knew I had to have the bones of the characters and what they had to learn well before I got back home. I did it!

She's strong now. She's capable now. And no one can make her run away again. 

Ashlee Branton’s lottery win is giving her and her son a new, settled life back home.

Except that returning to Blaine, Washington means facing her son’s father, Brick Harcourt, in a most unsettling way. But Ashlee has two pasts now, one with Brick and one with an ex who wants to crash their reunion.

Will she run again or stay and sacrifice money for love?

The other thing I wanted to do was add to a series I’d written for Kensington Books. They didn’t realize it was a series but I always wanted to write about a family who’d had to pull themselves up and out of a trailer park childhood that was less than pretty. Two of the novellas were published by Kensington and the third (with different character names because my dream of a connected series was dead) was published by Carina Press.

So I felt as if The Brantons was incomplete (until I get the rights back from Carina, that is) and there was room for Whole Lot o’ Love.

So, this goes along with my feeling that luck comes to those who work for it and make sure they’re in places where it can happen. Connecting with other authors and editors is key to luck in publishing.

Speaking of luck, don't forget to hop on over to our Monthly Giveaway page to enter our Rafflecopter contest. If you're in a rush to get to the pot of gold you can also click on this Quick Link.

May the Luck O'The Irish be with you!



  1. Funny the way hard work and tenacity leads to Luck! Here's to more good luck.

  2. I enjoyed this book very much! Great characters!

  3. Sounds like a great book. I have it on my Kindle TBR ASAP. Your post reminds me of that quote, "The harder I work the luckier I get."

  4. Caroline, yes! the harder I work the luckier I get, is exactly right.

  5. May we all have good luck during these trying times!

  6. I love writers' stories about writing.

  7. *LOL* Great story about how this book came to life.


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