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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

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Aloha!

Okay, so maybe I should have opened with a big Texas “Howdy” since I’m blogging about the Fortunes today, but I can’t seem to wrap my head around horses, ranches and bluebonnets when this is my  temporary office view.

My Office

 

Since I never leave home without my laptop, I had this same view for a week while I was writing Wed By Fortune.  And now that the book is finally on the shelf, I’m back at Kaanapali Beach on Maui, my favorite vacation spot.  It’s a perfect place to rest and play, as well as read.

So how ‘bout them Fortunes?  I love this series—not just taking part in the creation process, but by reading each of the books as they become available.   But then again, who doesn’t love reading about the trials and romantic escapades of the Fortune and Mendoza families?  It’s also fun to catch up on the lives of the characters we met in the past.

As a romance author, I have the best job in the world.  But I must admit, it can be lonely at times, especially when I’m holed up in my office… Well, not the one with a view of the Pacific, as well as Lanai and Molokai.   I’m talking about the one at home, which isn’t a bad place to work—unless I’m trying to finish a manuscript by the deadline.   But there’s something special about working with five other authors and our editors to create a series of books.

While working on the 2016 Fortunes of Texas, Karen Rose Smith and I emailed back and forth to get certain details, descriptions and characterizations right.  Karen’s book, Fortune’s Secret Husband, introduced rancher, Chase Parker, who runs a horse rescue organization.  In my book, Wed by Fortune, Graham Fortune Robinson took some of Chase’s horses to Peter’s Place, a home for troubled teens.  There, the boys learned how to work with the horses, how to gentle them and care for them.  In the process, they began to change their own lives.

Following her divorce, Sasha-Marie Smith returns to her uncle’s ranch and is surprised to reconnect with Graham, who’d been an older teen she’d once known—and crushed on!

Even though that spark of attraction still exists, Sasha knows there isn’t a chance of anything romantic happening between them, especially since

Graham is cowboy sexy, single and unattached.  On the other hand, Sasha has come back to Texas with a four year old daughter—and a good size baby bump!  But little does Sasha know, Graham is going to struggle with all kinds of warm, fuzzy feelings—and plenty of romantic thoughts.

I hope you enjoy reading Wed by Fortune as much as I enjoyed writing it.  And now, if you don’t mind, I’m going back to my temporary office.  🙂  The white sand and tropical breezes are calling me!

Nancy chiming in here: Thanks for joining us today, Judy! And for offering such a generous prize! Readers, please tell us where your dream office would be located. One person who comments will win a couple of Judy’s books and a $10 Amazon gift card.

 

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JudyPhotoSince 2002, USA Today bestselling author Judy Duarte has written more than fifty books for Harlequin Special Edition and Kensington Publishing, earned two Rita® finals, won two Maggies and received a National Reader’s Choice Award. When she’s not cooped up in her writing cave, she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending quality time with her grandchildren. You can learn more about Judy and her books at her website:  https://www.JudyDuarte.com Or on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/JudyDuarteNovelist

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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Michelle Fidler, you’ve won a $5 Amazon gift card and copies of my two May releases: FORTUNE’S PRINCE CHARMING (If you live in the US, you have your choice of paperback or e-book; if you’re international, I’m happy to send you an e-book) and SCANDALOUS BILLIONAIRES (this one is in e-book only). Please contact me at nrobardsthompson@yahoo.com with your email and/or mailing addresses and I will send you your prizes.

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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May is barely halfway over and already this month has been so busy that it feels like I’ve packed a year’s worth of activity into just 17 days.

Here’s the top five happy things that have happened to me if you share five things that have happened to you, I’ll choose a winner from those who post to receive a gift card and copies of my two May releases (more about those in a moment).

 

  1. IMG_5685College Girl graduated from college. I think she needs a new name – Career Girl? Because she has a job. We’re so proud of her and eager to see what the next chapter of her life holds for her.

 

 

  1. Completed a book and started on another. No matter how many books I write, I can say with certainty that there is nothing like the feeling of finishing a book. It’s fun to start a new story, but I love putting another baby to bed and taking a deep breath…before I move on to the next one.

 

  1. Fortune's Prince CharmingSpeaking of books – I had not one but two releases this month. FORTUNE’S PRINCE CHARMING and SCANDALOUS BILLIONAIRES hit the shelves on May 1 and 3 (respectively). Each is special to me for different reasons. FORTUNE’S PRINCE Billionaires_boxed set_ScandalousBillionaires-FRONT-ONLYCHARMING is part of the 25th anniversary celebration of Harlequin’s Fortunes of Texas series. I love the SCANDALOUS BILLIONAIRES because it’s an anthology that I coauthored with four of my good friends. I hope you’ll check them out – and remember, if you comment, you might win them!

 

  1. Went to the beach – The Norwegian and I managed to get away to the beach for a few days. The weather couldn’t have been more gorgeous and even though I worked while I was there, there’s something so restorative about getting away. We try to do that at least a couple of times a year.FullSizeRender (13)

 

  1. I’ve enrolled in a class to learn how to paint abstract florals. In all my spare time, right? Lately, I’ve life has been feeling like it’s been all work and no play (I even worked while I was at the beach). I’m not complaining because I am so grateful to write my books, but I do need to remind myself to refill the well. This is my move to do that. I’ll share some of the results in the weeks/months to come.

 

Please tell me five happy things and you might win!

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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Scandalous Billionaires

Nancy Robards Thompson: Today is an exciting day for Jaunty sisters Kathleen, Katherine/Kathy and me. It’s launch day for the SCANDALOUS BILLIONAIRES. The three of us joined forces with our friends Mimi Wells and Eve Gaddy and each wrote a story in the SCANDALOUS BILLIONAIRES collection. I’m so excited to have Eve Gaddy as my special guest today to share with you a little about our collaboration and  the sexy heroes of our stories. Please give a warm Jaunty welcome to Eve!

Eve Gaddy: Thanks, Nancy! It’s great to be here.

I want to tell you about a very special project I’m proud to be part of. Scandalous Billionaires is a sizzling set of stories set on the Amalfi Coast. Four of my friends and I–Katherine Garbera, Mimi Wells, Nancy Robards Thompson, Kathleen O’Brien and Eve Gaddy– wanted to set our stories on a fictional island off the fabled Amalfi Coast. We decided that all our heroes were billionaires because, well, billionaires are hot. Ours certainly are.:) The setting is the fabulous Isola Del Sole at the Hotel dei Fiori and we gave our billionaires strong, feisty women to fall for. There’s a little bit of everything in the Scandalous Billionaires box set. Intrigue, deception, mistaken identities, and a lot of long, steamy nights!

 

The Billionaire’s Temptation by Katherine Garbera

 

Rocco De Luca lives and loves in the fast lane. A past Formula 1 champ, he has been jetting around the world arranging celebrity charity races and partying with the world’s elite. Coming home to Isola del Fiori and filling in for his older brother for a few weeks sounds…well, boring. Until he meets Steffi Harlan.

Steffi Harlan is sophisticated, elegant, and way too smart to fall for a tanned chest and a bad-boy smile, or so she thinks, until she’s put in charge of keeping the jet-set playboy out of trouble while he’s gone. Sure, no problem. Except Steffi isn’t immune to Rocco’s charms.

They burn up the nights they spend together, and the last thing Steffi wants is to crash out and end up with a broken heart… Can they both survive love in the fast lane?

 

Rocco

  

The Billionaire’s Deception by Mimi Wells

 

After quitting her first “real” job, Janine Pike takes off for Europe, saving an excursion to the famed Isola del Sole for last. But when her travel-mates sail off with her backpack, phone, and passport after a night of partying, she’s left only with the euros in her pocket and the faint hope that her estranged half-sister, who works at the renowned Hotel Dei Fiori Isola del Sole, might help her.

Shel Myerson, amateur racecar driver and wildly successful TV mogul, oozes wealth and prestige. What he doesn’t have much of is privacy, thanks to a recent and ugly public breakup. What he doesn’t expect is to be mistaken as an employee by a very pretty—and very broke—Janine, the one person in Europe who also doesn’t have any idea who he is.

Shel and Janine discover their chemistry is combustible—but will their budding relationship survive the heat once the press catches on?

 

Sheldon

 

 

The Billionaire’s Betrayal by Nancy Robards Thompson

 

As heir of Dei Fiori Enterprises, Matteo De Luca‘s single focus after his father’s untimely death is rebuilding his family legacy and hotel empire. After two years, he’s close to achieving his goal, but there’s one person standing in his way… A sexy distraction he’d never anticipated.

Two years after her beloved husband’s death, Helena Von Lienz knows it’s finally time to let go. With her share of a hotel business, Helena heads to the Amalfi Coast in search of closure, and a portrait created for her by her late husband. What she doesn’t anticipate to discover during those hot Amalfi nights are some unexpected truths about her late hubby, and a strong sensual shared desire with Matteo, the sexy and ambitious CEO of Dei Fiori…

Will mixing business with pleasure be the end, or just the beginning, for Matteo and Helena?

Matteo+De+Luca

 

The Billionaire’s Secret by Kathleen O’Brien

 

High School art teacher Sophie Smith is usually the most honest of women. But when her dearest friend and mentor asks her to be her stand-in on a two-week vacation at an Amalfi Coast luxury resort, she won’t let her down… even if it means posing as a rich, pampered socialite.

As it turns out, Sophie could get used to this, especially handsome, enigmatic gardener Declan Muldoon who’s strangely more thrilling than any of the billionaires buzzing around. She ends up falling for him—hard.

Then Sophie discovers she’s not the only one pretending. Declan’s gardener gig is temporary. He’s actually the black sheep of a very wealthy, powerful family, a man who appears to be in need of an heiress.

An heiress exactly like Sophie is pretending to be…

 

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The Billionaire’s Charade by Eve Gaddy

 

Summer St. Croix hates weddings. But when she meets hot-as-sin Luke Vanetti at her oldest friend’s ceremony, he promises to give her a reason to like them.

It’s all sexy fun and games until Summer realizes that Luke is none other than her new boss. Summer refuses to continue to have a fling with her superior, even though the passion between them still runs wildfire hot. But the billionaire private investigator doesn’t see the problem, especially since he knows that one night with Summer won’t be enough.

When Luke’s cousin sends an SOS asking for help in stopping a ring of jewel thieves from robbing his luxury hotel on the Amalfi Coast, Luke agrees. And Summer’s first assignment will be posing as his very sexy, rich, and bejeweled fiancée  at the Hotel dei Fiori Isola del Sole.

Playing the happy couple is hard enough during the day, but the nights… will those romantic Amalfi nights turn the charade into more than just a job for both Summer and Luke… for good?

Luke

To find out how you can win a gourmet Italian basket, please check out the SCANDALOUS BILLIONAIRES Facebook page 

Before you do, what is your dream vacation and with whom would you spend it?

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Escape to Italy’s fabled Amalfi Coast with five USA Today Bestselling and award-winning authors for a limited time at a special price! Order the Scandalous Billionaires box set now, for only $0.99! Get your FREE copy of Nona’s Cookbook when you preorder the box set. Just send a screenshot of your preorder page to scandalousbillionaires@gmail.com . Copies will be sent out starting next week.

 

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Eve for Jib JabEve Gaddy is the award winning, nationally bestselling author of twenty-five novels and novellas. Eve’s books have won and been nominated for awards from Romantic Times, Golden Quill, Bookseller’s Best, Holt Medallion, Texas Gold, Daphne Du Maurier and more. She was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Innovative Series romance as well as winning the 2008 Romantic Times Career Achievement award for Series Storyteller of the year. Eve’s books have sold well over a million copies worldwide and been published in many foreign countries. Eve’s writing career began when she was in search of the perfect job and a friend challenged her to write a novel. Naturally, she thought of romance, since that is one of her favorite things to read. Once she began it was love at first type and she’s been writing ever since. Eve loves her family, spring and fall in east Texas, the Colorado mountains, dogs, chocolate, books, and electronics. She enjoys cooking except when she is in the throes of creating, and has been known to tell her husband that is what peanut butter and jelly was created for. Eve also loves a happy ending. That’s why she writes romance.

Nancy Robards Thompson

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Award winning author, Nancy Robards Thompson has reinvented herself numerous times. After earning a degree in journalism, she worked many jobs including newspaper reporter, television show stand-in, production and extras casting for movies, and several jobs in the fashion industry and public relations arena.

She started writing fiction seriously in 1997. Five years and four completed manuscripts later, she won the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award for unpublished writers in July 2002, and sold her first book the following February. Since then, Nancy has found Nirvana doing what she loves most – writing contemporary and historical women's fiction and romance full-time.

Nancy has fourteen published books (published as Nancy Robards Thompson and Elizabeth Robards), which critics have deemed "…funny, smart and observant." Her novels have been translated into Dutch, Italian, French, Polish and Korean, among other languages. In October, she contracted with Harlequin Books to write three more Harlequin Special Editions, which will be released in 2012. Most recently, she contracted with Harlequin Special Edition to contribute to their on-going "Fortunes of Texas" series. That book, tentatively titled "An Unexpected Fortune," will be released in May 2012.

For more information, please visit her website.

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Congratulations, Amyc! You’ve won a $10 Amazon gift card. Please email me at NRobardsThompson@yahoo.com and I will send your pize to you.

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