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Long and Short Reviews Weekly Blog Challenge | 05.27.20

Welcome to this week's blog challenge, hosted by Long and Short Reviews! The topic: Books set in my city or state. Even though there are many set in my state of California, I could only think of three authors (including me) that have based their stories here.

Brenda Novak: Whiskey Creek, Silver Springs, and Last Stand series are set in California.

Melody DeBlois: That April in Santa Monica.

Now I'm positive they're many more out there, but my brain is lacking in searching for the information. I'm blaming it on my edits. Maybe everything will return to its wacky "normal" brainwave pattern after I'm done.

However, there is one I do know well. My own story! A Magical Highland Solstice. This was my first Highland Holiday romance and dear to my heart. It's a time-travel romance with a dash of Fae magic. The heroine works at the fictional Blushing Rose Bakery in San Francisco. Love the "City by the Bay" and its surroundings...

Laird Cormac Murray has witnessed how love destroyed his own father after the death of his mother, and he vows to never take a wife. Yet when he comes upon a bewildered lass traveling alone, he finds his heart will no longer listen to his mind. In the end, Cormac risks everything to claim the love of a woman not of his time.

Eve Brannigan loves helping others and baking. After winning a contest, she is stunned to learn that the Clan Murray has requested her assistance to cater to their guests during the holiday season. When a lost path in Scotland leads her to a handsome but gruff Highlander, Eve fights the temptation to allow love to enter her heart for the first time.

Can the Fae and the magic of the Yule season bring together two souls who have forsaken love? Or will tragedies from the past separate the lovers forever?


So enough talking about my limited selections (no shame here promoting my book, either). Do you recall any stories you've read that are set in your state or city? Do share! Then hop on over here to see what the others are saying.

See you next week. Be safe and well. xo


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