Last Kiss of Summer by Marina Adair

Series: Destiny Bay, #1
On Sale: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Forever
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Q & A With author Marina Adair

What do you want people to know about you and your process?
I’m a #1 National bestselling author who holds a Masters of Fine arts in creative writing. I write contemporary romance that is quirky and sweet, but I always bring the heat. I’m a wife, mother, beer lover. And I’m one cat shy of crazy. I also have the best job in the world.

When did you know writing was what you wanted/needed to do?
When I went back to college in my 30’s I studied film and screenwriting. But it wasn’t until a mentor told me to try my hand at novels that I found the perfect story telling medium for me.

Does any music/situations/media inspire your writing process? If so, what?
Country music is super inspiring. Jason Aldean Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, singers who sing about love and heartache. Stupid Boy by Keith Urban inspired my Sugar, Georgia, series. Every book I write has a soundtrack.

Will we see any new works from you soon? What will they be?
The most exciting news is that I have a movie coming out. Hallmark optioned the rights to AUTUMN IN THE VINEYARD, part of my St. Helena Vineyards series. The heroine will be played by Rachael Leigh Cook, and the movie airs this October on Hallmark Channel.

In writing news, the first book in my new Eastons series, CHASING I DO, where it takes the best man to catch a run away bride, is finally out! I am really excited about this band of brothers where, family comes first, business moves fast, and life is nothing more than a game of risk. They don’t mind breaking the rules or testing the limits, but when it comes to matters of the heart … they play for keeps.

I just typed THE END on book 2 in the Destiny Bay series, FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME, which is a friends to loves story between a former NHL god and the town’s tough girl. It releases April of 2017.

I also have a new series, Sequoia Lake, which follows a team of bad ass search and rescue men as they each find love in the rugged Sierra Nevada. Book 1, IT STARTED WITH A KISS, releases 1-30-17.

Favorite wine and favorite chocolate :)

Not big on chocolate….i know. Weird, right? I love anything from Cafarro Winery.

He's one bad apple she just can't resist…
Kennedy Sinclair never dreamed she'd own a pie shop and an orchard in a small town like Destiny Bay. But nestled between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean, it's the perfect place to cross something off her "Life's short so eat the icing first" list and start her life over from scratch. Her shop, Sweetie Pies, is famous for its hot, flaky apple turnovers and sinfully delicious deep dish pie. For Kennedy though, nothing is more enticing than the tall, strapping slice of temptation who keeps coming back for more.
Luke Callahan is determined to make his hard cider business a success. With his beloved father's cider recipe and the opportunity of a lifetime in his grasp, he'll stop at nothing to get this deal done. There's just one catch: he needs Kennedy's apples. At first, he thinks it'll be as easy as pie to charm those apples right off her trees. But Kennedy isn't falling for his tender charms or his wicked ways. When the negotiations start heating up, so do the feelings they have for each other. And it takes just one kiss to seal the deal…

Kennedy rested her elbows on the counter and leaned forward. “You cook, clean, and make house calls? Be still, my heart.”
“I aim to please.” He dried off his hands and brought two steaming mugs of coffee to the counter. “Which is why I was trying to be quiet, so you could get another few minutes of sleep, before I surprised you in bed.” He grinned. It was a wicked grin. “Again.”
Luke had done more than surprise her last night; he’d spoiled her for other men. Sure, he was an incredible lover, but it was the tender moments in between that made her nervous.
This thing between them couldn’t last. She knew that. She also understood that if he was looking for something more permanent, she wouldn’t be the kind of woman to inspire that kind of commitment. She was unable to do it with her perfect match, or even her own mother. The one person who was supposed to love her unconditionally. Which left Kennedy painfully afraid that she was missing that elusive quality that led to forever.
Finding out that she was right, that she was unlovable, from a man who obviously had an incredible capacity to love, as she’d seen with his friends and family, would be too painful to survive. So she took the moment for what it was, committing to memory the warm aroma of the coffee, the way the sun cast a glassy haze over the kitchen, and the sleepy expression on his face that made him look softer. More relaxed. Like this was where he was supposed to be.
In this kitchen—with her.
Kennedy was becoming more attached—she could feel it. The way he treated her, the way he made her feel, even the way he looked at her, like right now, as if she were special. Which made her feel special.

Marina Adair is a #1 National bestselling author of romance novels and holds a Master of Fine arts in creative writing. Along with the Sugar, Georgia series, she is also the author the St. Helena Vineyard series, and her new Heroes of St Helena series. She currently lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California.
As a writer, Marina is devoted to giving her readers contemporary romance where the towns are small, the personalities large, and the romance explosive.

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