Thursday, April 16, 2015

Featured Author: J.D. Hollyfield

Welcome Today's Featured Author 
J.D. Hollyfield!!!


Life in a Rut, Love Not Included (Love Not Included #1)

Having it all isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

When Sarah Sullivan’s perfect life blows up in front of her, she finds herself crawling back to the one place she never saw herself returning: Home.

At thirty-one, Sarah had it all. Perfect job, perfect boyfriend, perfect life. When all that is taken away from her, she is left heartbroken and angry and desperate enough to let her life swallow her whole…for a while.

Fending off love and the pursuit of happiness completely, Sarah vows to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. She creates a list of goals for herself—starting with a much needed shower—and constructs a plan to dig herself out of her rut. What she doesn’t plan for is meeting the arrogant new employee her parents have hired to work on an addition to their home. Enter Jack Calloway, the handsome, charming, lickable foreman with an insatiable effect on Sarah’s girly parts.

Jack accepts the job, but gets more than he bargained for. Unable to ignore his racing hormones—and calm his temper—over the obnoxious woman who clouds his judgment, Jack pulls her in and steals her heart until she finally surrenders. But is he up for the challenge of picking up the pieces of Sarah’s broken heart? Can he carry her out of her rut?

Life Next Door (Love Not Included #2)

There is only one thing in life that professional pastry Chef Priscilla Westcott values more than baking and wine, and that’s honesty. A quality she soon learns that her marriage lacks when her husband runs off with their next door neighbor.

Divorced and alone, Priscilla is determined to make changes in her life. She decides to approach her new goals like one of her beloved recipes. Surely with a little time, a dash of patience, and measured planning she can whip herself—and her life—back into shape.

However, when a new—and utterly delicious—neighbor takes up residence in the house that ruined her marriage, Pricilla fears that her careful world will fold faster than a deflated soufflé.

Trent Walker knows what he wants and his sweet, sassy neighbor is at the top of the list. He’s certain that the chemistry between them would be explosive, but Priscilla fears that an affair with him, however hot, could be a recipe for disaster.

 My So-Called Life (Love not Included, #3)

My So-Called Life (Love Not Included #3)

Life couldn’t be any brighter for art dealer Christina Daniels. At the top of her career, she has no problem flaunting just how perfect her little world has become.

When tragedy strikes back home, Christina is forced to put everything on hold to return back to a past she’s tried so hard to escape. Including a love she regrets letting go.

Ian Whitman has only one regret and it was letting his first love walk out of his life. Now that she’s returned, his heart won’t give her up twice without a fight.

As secrets are revealed, can Ian soothe her heart while convincing her that a place she tried so hard to run away from is the place she’s destined to stay?

Will love get a second chance in the face of tragedy?

About J.D. Hollyfield:
Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time superhero...
J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.
Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her Debut Novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions to the Love not Included series, along with her charm, humor and HEA's.

Interview with J.D. Hollyfield:
1. Can you tell us a little about your books?
The Love not Included series are all standalone books! They are filled with humor, swooning, and just the right amount of romance. I tend to not take life too seriously and it shows in my characters. I think anyone who enjoys reading will enjoy sitting down and indulging in any of these stories.

2. What book did you enjoy writing the most?
That’s tough! I tend to relate to all characters in some sort of way so writing each one has been inspiring for me. I loved Life Next Door. I loved CeCe’s fierceness towards her bad luck. I am just wrapping up My So Called Life and I must say that I am in love with Christina. She has a tough spirit that a lot of people will be able to relate to.

3. Do you have a favorite character to write about?
I loved writing CeCe Prescott in Life Next Door. She is a complete wino so I totally related to her. Her wit and strength reminds me a lot of myself so it was easy writing when building her character.

4. Do you have a favorite spot to write?
Anywhere that is quiet and allows me to drink wine and eat gummies while I write. So that breaks down to my office. Apparently libraries and work frown upon drinking booze in their establishments.

5. Do you have any “odd” writing habits?
I always start my books in chapter three. I just cannot picture the way a story begins until I am midway through. I also tend to French braid my hair a billion times while I write. Hey, you asked for odd!

6. Do you listen to music while you write?
I do! But it entails one song over and over when I need to set the mood. I believe my husband wants to claw his ears off every time he hears Ed Sheeran. He was played a lot while writing My So Called Life.

7. When did you know you wanted to write a book?
I wrote Life in a Rut, Love not Included almost three years ago. I just wrote to get this revolving storyline out of my head. I sat on it for a few years before I actually did anything with it. Believe it or not I first wanted to write song lyrics. My dream was to get a company to pick up my writings that way. Turns out some paths are meant to go in other directions.

8. What was the last book you read?
I just finished Thin Love by Eden Butler and I LOVED it. I would recommend!

9. What are writing projects are you currently working on?
I am wrapping up book three in the Love not Included series, My So Called Life. Book four is coming along nicely and we hope for an October release. I have signed up to work with some other amazing authors on some projects so keep an eye out for a Shifter series in October. In 2016 I will be announcing some romantic suspense series that I am excited about as well!

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