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    Announcing a 2022 Release from Megan Fuentes

    Let me sum up my 2021 really briefly for you: there was not a whole lot of the flow I set out to have. Clearly. If you are subscribed to one or more of my newsletters, it may have felt like I dropped off the face of the earth. Sorry about that. Surprise! I’m alive! And I am feeling renewed after attending Orlando Reads Books 2021. By the way, I attended Orlando Reads Books 2021! I was safe, of course—masked up and distanced as often as I could be—but I did get to meet a few readers and I got to set up my table for the first time. (An…

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    Read the First Chapter of IN CHARLESTON WITH YOU

    I’m pleased to announce I’ve successfully done what I secretly wanted to do for my past two books and never got around to doing—include the Victorian language of flowers! Yes, In Charleston With You—which will take place in part at the South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition of 1901–1902—stars a British man with a ne’er-do-well brother, both of whom inherited a love of floriography from their late parents. Across the pond, a beautiful, spit-fire pen pal will challenge everything the brothers have planned for themselves. And now, without further ado, you can read the first chapter for yourself… Chapter One Jacob Jacob blew air into his gloved hands as…

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    Read the First Chapter of IN BUFFALO WITH YOU

    Happy Book Birthday to my novelette, In Buffalo With You, which is available now! This book gave me headaches and butterflies, anxiety and elation, but I’m so happy with how it turned out. I hope you will be, too! This book was more rich with history than the last—the Newsboy Strike of 1899, real-life soprano Nina Morgana, and a particularly memorable event from the Pan-American Exposition that shocked the nation. I learned so much! And, of course, the romance is sweet and meant-to-be. Just as I did with In Barcelona With You, I’m sharing my first chapter with you right here on my blog. Enjoy! Chapter One Tommy In Tommy’s…

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    Celebrate Spring with Romance & Even More Romance

    I have a very special announcement, but you’ll have to act on these deals fast to take advantage of them… I’ve teamed up with over thirty authors to bring you the May Day Sweet Historical Romance Sale! For the first week of May only, all of the books will be priced between 99¢ and $2.99. This is my first BookFunnel promotion—yay author milestones!—but I’ll be bringing you all tons more in the future. I love discovering new authors and helping you discover new authors, so it’s the perfect tool for me. Plus, obviously, you get to take advantage of some sweet deals! But guess what? I’m already bringing you a…

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    Supporting Indie Creators During Coronavirus

    Maybe supporting indie creators during coronavirus is only at the back of your mind. Maybe you can’t even think about it because you’re trying to balance a thousand other things—homeschooling your kids, working from home, balancing your literal or figurative checkbook, or whatever obstacles the new world order has you facing. Money is tight, and tensions are high. That’s understandable. That’s to be expected, in fact, which is why the majority of my suggestions here will be completely free to you, but will mean the world (or, in some cases, a little extra money) to the indie creators you love. (And I say indie creators because I tried to keep…

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    Read the First Chapter of IN BARCELONA WITH YOU

    My novelette In Barcelona With You is now available for pre-order on Amazon! I couldn’t be more thrilled to have my first solo publication out in the world. (Well, sort of!) It’s been a journey, people. I debated pushing back this day so many times. At one point, I even—briefly!—considered scrapping the project altogether. But I didn’t. My friends wouldn’t let me, and ultimately, I wouldn’t let me. I’ve been sitting on the sidelines of the publishing game for too long! It’s time for me to play! To celebrate this momentous occasion, I’m making the first chapter of In Barcelona With You available to read for free, for everyone, right…

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    February 2020 Releases from Megan Fuentes & Emma Fontaine

    Ah, February—the month of Valentine’s Day. And February is an extra special month in my heart because it’s also my boyfriend’s birth month! I’d celebrate all twenty-nine days if he’d let me (and if our schedules allowed for it). Would you believe he used to buy me presents on his birthday? I’m a very lucky girl. But enough about me—onto me! I have three projects releasing this month, and I’m so excited to share them with you! Not all of the links are live right now, but I will go back and update this post as soon as they’re ready to be clicked and tapped. And now, without further ado……