If you love to devour romance novels, then have I got a series for you! Novel Publicity & Co has put together a huge blog tour for Bella Andre’s New York Times and USA Today best-selling contemporary romance series The Sullivans. These sexy, emotional and funny novels about a group of eight grown siblings and how they meet their loves will make you laugh and cry right along with the characters. The books even take place in California, giving you the opportunity to travel by proxy and escape the winter blues. Remember the TV show Eight is Enough? (Well, if you’re really young, maybe you don’t!) But if you remember watching that 1970s show, or catching the re-runs after school in the 1980s, picture the boisterous family atmosphere, but imagine that the siblings were all adults and looking for love, and that the show was on a cable channel like HBO or Showtime which allows for graphic love scenes. Now you’ll get a feel for what you’ll find in The Sullivans.
I don’t normally review books, but I love discovering a new series. It’s such fun to revisit familiar characters and see how they’re doing in another novel. And yes, I needed to escape the winter blues. I plan to read all of the Sullivan novels, but so far I’ve read three of them. Here is my review of the first book in the series. Click on the title for the Amazon link. I’ll be reviewing a couple more books during the tour.
The Look of Love: The Sullivans, Book 1 (Contemporary Romance)
In this first installment, Chloe Peterson is having a bad night. When her car skids off the side of a wet country road straight into a ditch, she’s convinced even the gorgeous guy who rescues her in the middle of the rain storm must be too good to be true. As a successful photographer who frequently travels around the world, Chase Sullivan has his pick of beautiful women, and whenever he’s home in San Francisco, one of his seven siblings is usually up for causing a little fun trouble. Chase thinks his life is great just as it is—until the night he finds the troubled Chloe and her totaled car on the side of the road in Napa Valley.
This book reeled me right into the series. Although not all of the Sullivan siblings play a significant role in this book, author Bella Andre nicely sets up the series by weaving in details about Chase’s family and doing some foreshadowing of events to come. She deftly builds the increasing chemistry between Chase and Chloe and romance readers will be riveted to see how their relationship goes from no strings to falling in love, and how Chloe will overcome the problems that brought her to the wet dark road in the first place. I also enjoyed the Napa Valley setting. Readers should be forewarned that the love scenes in all of the Sullivan books are steamy and they were steamier than I typically read. I skimmed over them as I typically read romances that cut away earlier in the love scene. But there were no offensive or crude words so the explicit scenes didn’t deter me from enjoying the book. Despite having 500 books on my Kindle, as soon as I finished this book, I immediately went on to read Book 2.
The Sullivans are on tour with Novel Publicity. Follow along for your chance to win amazing prizes. We’ve got special romantic swag baskets for each book, an iPad Mini, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, and Kobo eReader, and Amazon and iTunes gift cards. WOW!
You’ll also get introduced to this amazing contemporary romance series via excerpts as well as interviews with and guest posts from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author, Bella Andre. You’ll definitely want to learn more about the family that has captured the world’s heart.
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About The Sullivans: In this sexy, emotional and funny contemporary romance series, each member of the Sullivan family will eventually find true love…usually where he or she least expects it.
Audiobooks are also available for the first five in the series (with more coming soon). Plus, keep an eye out for paperback editions coming from Harlequin Romance starting Summer 2013.
About the Author: New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Bella Andre has always been a writer. Songs came first, and then non-fiction books, but as soon as she started writing her first romance novel, she knew she’d found her perfect career. Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly) about sizzling alpha heroes and the strong women they’ll love forever, nearly all of her novels have appeared on Top 10 lists at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Kobo.
Her books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine “Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called her “One of the top digital writers in America” and she has been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She has given the keynote speech at Book Expo America on her self-publishing success and has sold more than one million books.
If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100 year old log cabin in the Adirondacks.
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