Hope Love and Community by Michelle Major

I’m so pleased that Michelle Major dropped by to talk about her new release, A Second Chance at Crimson Ranch & Hope Love and Community. Please check out Michelle’s new book and this lovely blog. ~ Donnell

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Ever since her marriage went up in flames, Olivia Wilder hasn’t had the desire for love. But one magical dance with Logan Travers might change all that. The blue-eyed hometown hunk is a bit younger and a whole lot sexier than any man she’s ever dated before. This is one carpenter Olivia would like to get to know better, and not just because of his building skills…

From his first dance with Olivia, Logan knows there’s something special about the beautiful brunette. The more she’s determined to keep him at arm’s length, the more Logan wants her in his embrace. And the more Olivia says she’s just passing through, the more resolved Logan is to make her his, forever.

~~Major photo HJ

Thanks, Donnell, for letting me stop by today! This is a treat for me because recently I’ve been writing. A lot. And editing. And writing. And researching new characters (by researching I mean surfing the internet for photos of my favorite hottie actors–it’s a job perk). But when I’m this busy I start to feel like I’m in a self-imposed solitary confinement. I spend so much time in my own head and hunched in front of the computer that I sort of forget how to be a normal person.

On the one hand my brain is so fried by the time I pick up my kids from school that I can barely remember what day of the week it is. On the other hand, I’m so enmeshed in the writing process that all I want to do is talk about character development and romantic conflicts and why certain stories work and become keepers.

Which is why the more I write, the more grateful I am for my writer and reader friends. Because we get it – we’re a tribe. Who else but another romance friend can talk about tropes and why we love them – whether wallflowers or friends to lovers or second chances? No one in the regular world will understand why Nora is the be all and end all (you might even have to use her last name for them to recognize her!). It’s a special community and the longer I write, the more blessed I feel to be a part of it.

I’m celebrating the release of my 5th book with Harlequin Special Edition this month. A Second Chance At Crimson Ranch is set in the fictional town of Crimson, Colorado. The heroine, Olivia Wilder, is going through her own struggles to find a community where she can feel at home. Lucky for her, there’s a new (and a few years younger) contractor in town that might be the perfect guy to help her. I’m excited to invite readers back to Crimson because it’s a gorgeous little mountain town filled with wonderful people and lots of opportunities for falling in love.

Because that’s what we all want from the stories we read–hope and love and community. I can’t think of anything better to have in common with friends than loving a good happy ending (okay, the hot heroes are a big plus). So when you have a chance, thank one of your writer or reader friends for being a part of your community. And ask them about their favorite ‘hero’ – maybe you’ll discover a new book for your keeper shelf.

Do you have a favorite book hero? There are many I love, but my favorite has to be Sebastian from Lisa Kleypas’ Devil in Winter. I’m a sucker for a rake reformed by a shy wallflower and Sebastian is perfect in that role!

Learn more about Michelle at:  www.michellemajor.com