Tuesday, July 9

Shameless Self-Promotion

I know I keep insisting on how hard it is for me to do self-promotion. It's true, I suck at it. But this is a safe place for me and I feel very comfortable sharing all my great news with my fellow wranglers and our readers. You guys already love me, right? Right?! 

Oh, whew... for a moment the impostor syndrome kicked in...

But it's not going to stop me from reminding you that there's only 9 days left until Meant to Be, Book 2 in the Four Irish Brothers Winery series releases, and I am so excited I can hardly breathe. The only thing keeping me from going completely off the dial is that I have a very close deadline for Book 3, as well as a raft of editing gig work that needs to be done. So I'm writing and editing like a madwoman. 

Oh, hey, just FYI: I'll be doing a drop-in at the Tule Book Club Facebook Group on July 18 (release day!!) at 2:00 pm Eastern Time. Would love to have you join the club and stop by to say hi! I could totally use some moral support! I'm giving away a fun prize to some lucky commenter and sharing some tidbits about me and the Four Irish Brothers Winery. 

Here's one of my very favorite scenes from this book--your own personal sneak peek at Sean and Megan's fun, fun friends-to-lovers story In this scene, the two of them have just left a disastrous double-date during which their dates ended up falling for one another, leaving Sean and Megan out in the cold. Sean is trying to help Meg understand how her date, Vinnie, is a real player. 
He glanced over at Meg, who appeared focused on navigating the curvy driveway into the winery property. “Here’s the thing”—he side-eyed her as she pulled into Char’s driveway—“Vin is like... like that dog in Up.
She switched off the car and turned to face him, her expression incredulous. “What?”
“You know the dog in that movie Up? We watched it with Ali at Christmas?” His point was valid if she would just open her mind, so he explained further. “The dog had a great ball that he was playing with—having fun, enjoying himself. Loved that ball. Then a squirrel ran by and he was completely distracted, dropped the ball, and chased the squirrel.” He grinned, hoping to get some kind of positive reaction.
She rested her elbow on the steering wheel and cupped her chin in her palm. “So, I’m the ball in this scenario?”
“And Vin is the dog?”
He nodded. She was getting it.
“And Gia is what? The squirrel?”
He threw his hands up in exultation. “Yes, exactly.”
She gazed at him for a long moment, “I’ve heard you say some really dumb stuff over the years, Sean Flaherty, but that has to be the dumbest. Stop defending him.” She yanked the keys from the ignition and opened her door. “Come on. I’ll walk you in.” 
So that's it! Hope this whetted your appetite for more of Sean and Meg's story! As always, thanks for your support and have a fantastic week!



  1. Love that little teaser, Nan! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Mine too--he's so innocently explaining... ;-)

  3. Great teaser! I loved the first book in this series so I know I'm going to love this one, too. Can't wait for Sean and Megan's story!

    1. Thanks, Jana! Sure hope you enjoy this one!

  4. Glad I'm not the only one who suffers from impostor syndrome. Heck, I thought I invented it! Love your excerpt, Nan, and can't wait to read the entire book - series, actually.