Blog Tour

We’re taking a tour around the internets with Accidental Valentine.

  • Read about what inspired our story ideas here.
  • Find out about our favorite Valentine’s candy here.
  • Read a review of Accidental Valentine here.

The next stop on the Accidental Valentine blog tour is at Romancing the Book later today! Check it out!

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Have you read Accidental Valentine? Post your review on Goodreads or Amazon! What did you do for Valentine’s Day?

Release Day News

Better Latte Than Never is out and I have an official Amazon author page. Funny how Amazon gives me the stronger this-is-real feeling than holding the physical book in my hand. But having the actual book is awesome too!

My copies of Accidental Valentine arrived.

My copies of Accidental Valentine arrived.

Buy links for the paperback and e-book are live on Amazon and elsewhere. (So exciting!)

And–even more exciting!–Ingrid Hahn hosted me over on her blog with an interview about Better Latte Than Never and other writerly things. Check it out here.

Up Next

What’s next–or rather, what I’ve been working on since November–is a new paranormal romance series with four books. The series will follow the Thorne family that owns and operates a large art museum in Baltimore, MD. Each descendant of the museum’s founder, Benedict Thorne, is cursed. If they don’t find true love by their thirtieth birthday, they are doomed to die a horrible, lonely death.

I wrote a NaNoWriMo draft of Book 1 in November 2014, but have been trying to tighten up and increase the stakes of the plot. I started rewriting the draft again in Late January.

I’m particularly excited today because I’ve finally lit on what I think is the perfect opening scene for the first book and the scene’s starting to come together (ie. the hero and heroine are actually cooperating now). I’m hoping to wrap up and edit Book 1 by the end of the year so I can query some editors about it.

One More Week! and an excerpt

Accidental Valentine will be released by this time next week! Have you preordered a copy?

Here’s an excerpt from Better Latte Than Never to hold you over until Release Day!

“Sorry you’re stuck with me today,” he said.

Hailey dashed inside.

The warmth of the shop and his voice enveloped her. It already smelled beautiful in there. The usual coffee smells, but also something spicy. Something extra.

“It’s okay…” She took a deep fortifying breath, appreciating more of the new scent and adjusted her purse strap on her shoulder.

The bolt thudded into place and he stepped back into her view.

Since when had Andrew become so hot, and what was wrong with her? He had been her best bud since at least freshman year.

She swept her gaze over him again, tallying the changes she could see. Besides the sexy stubble and the muscle that twitched in his temple as he observed her inspection, he was the same old Drew. Button up flannel shirt, sleeves rolled up, khakis that hung on his frame as if they had been tailored. But instead of the supportive old friend that he was, he appeared scrumptious and totally kissable.

She dragged in a breath.

A timer beeped, breaking the moment.

“Hey, I made you coffee. It’s on the counter.” He headed to the back, leaving her to notice the holiday decorations and cardboard cherub hanging from the ceiling in front of her, his arrow pointed right at her chest. As if Cupid intended to make her his target. Her heart skipped a beat.

Hailey rolled her eyes at herself. Valentine’s Day wasn’t like Halloween. The veil between worlds wasn’t thin. Magic didn’t happen on Valentine’s Day. She had watched Amy hang the thing yesterday, pulling him out of the packaging from a big party store.

“Bring it on, fat baby,” she muttered and went looking for some coffee.

Preorder links are up:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Valentine-Claire-Gillian-ebook/dp/B00T5JBIXA/ref=sr_1_2
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/516719
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24264581-accidental-valentine
Roane Publishing: http://www.roanepublishing.com/accidental-valentine.html