Hi everyone! Happy Monday! I hope that your weekend was fabulous! I finished a wonderful Christian Romance written by Julianna Desmond (pen name), aka JoAnn Durgin. This is her first book written under a pen name and I have to say that I loved it every bit as much as I have all the books she’s written under her given name.
I was blessed to have been introduced to JoAnn via my wonderful sister-in-law. Though we live in different states I was able to spend a little time getting to know JoAnn and her husband Jim when they flew into town a couple of years ago and we’ve been friends ever since. I have literally read every single book she has written and have truly loved every one of them. Each and every book leaves you with wanting to not only better your relationship with God, but wanting to be a better person and live a more Godly life. They have all the ups and downs you’d expect. You will laugh and you will cry, but they are always uplifting and you’re left pacing the floors waiting for her next release (which I believe is Christmas!). I am more of a historical reader, but I’ve become literally addicted to JoAnn’s modern day Christian Romance stories, and now Julianna Desmond’s too. Now without further adieu, I’d like to introduce you. I’ve asked JoAnn to be my guest today and write a little about herself and her newest release. Ok everyone, here she is! I’m very happy to introduce you to my wonderful friend, JoAnn Durgin!
What’s an author to do after 25 published books? Try something new, of course! My name is JoAnn Durgin, and I’m a USA Today bestselling author who blends faith and humor in contemporary Christian romance novels. I was thrilled when my lovely friend, Lisa Macy, graciously invited me to share my brand new book, Only A Heartbeat Away, with you!
For this book, I created a fun pseudonym (pen name) using my same initials, and came up with Julianna Desmond. Doesn’t that sound like a romance writer name? The book released on September 1st, my faithful readers have been clued in, and I’m having a blast creating more book covers and titles using the “Only A ________ Away” theme. This first book can be found on Amazon (see link below), and it’s only 99 cents!
Here’s a little more about Only A Heartbeat Away:
Georgia Adler might be from a small town near Atlanta, but don’t call her a peach! When a top literary critic reviews her book as a “contemporary masterpiece of epic proportions,” Georgia is named one of America’s most promising new authors. When her agent sends out a press kit with her photo, magazine editors and talk show promoters across the country clamor for her attention. Against her better judgment, Georgia reluctantly grants a few interviews, and a whirlwind publicity tour begins.
Grayson Chambers walks into a tempest when he visits his friend Nick in Manhattan. He’d only planned on lunch, but a new female novelist who’s taking the literary world by storm is being interviewed. As the managing editor of a trendy New York magazine, Nick’s in desperate need of an immediate replacement for the ailing male model. Swallowing his misgivings, Gray steps in to model professionally one last time. He can tolerate working with a demanding, beautiful diva for a few hours if it’ll give him the opportunity to publicize his foundation to thousands of people. He’ll be paid extremely well for a short time in front of the cameras, so what could be the harm? It’s a win-win situation.
After Georgia meets the devastatingly handsome Grayson, she begins to question the very crux of her novel, and Grayson wonders if the basis for his foundation is misguided. Is this a “chance” meeting between them or a way for God to reveal His own plans for their lives individually or perhaps even…together?
I hope you’ll check out Only A Heartbeat Away. Thank you, Lisa, for inviting me as your guest on your fabulous blog!
Thank you JoAnn for being my guest today! Now everyone, please head on over to Amazon and get your copy! I promise, you will LOVE IT!!
Once you’re hooked, make sure you check out all of JoAnn’s other wonderful books at Amazon.com via her author page also!
Thank you all for being here today and I hope you’ll share these wonderful books with your friends too!
Until next time, have a wonderful, happy, healthy and blessed day! 🙂