This is a book my friend, Ana Blaze, wrote. She's had dramatic problems with the publisher who originally released the book, and is re-issuing it in a self-publishing format.
I have known Ana for years and we've been supportive of each other's writing. She came up with the concept for One Lucky Night, and invited me to participate. I also helped edit A Late Thaw and her novella for Love and Other Games.
Her work is a lot like going on vacation to a place where everyone is beautiful and their intentions are pure. It's like a cross between really clean Canada and how I'd imagine heaven, really. Anyway, if you've had a rough day, wrapping yourself in the universe of A Late Thaw for a few hours will make you feel better. Seriously, reading her stuff is like drinking wine and eating cupcakes, except you won't feel guilty afterwards.
Here's the info on A Late Thaw:
TITLE: A Late Thaw
AUTHOR: Ana Blaze
GENRE: Comedy, Contemporary, Romance (Adult)
RELEASE DATE: April 2014 (originally published October 27, 2013)
GOODREADS BOOK LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17830852-a-late-thaw
SYNOPSIS: Barrett, Vermont, home to nearly as many goats as people. It’s the perfect picturesque spot to stop for cocoa after a ski trip or to buy your Christmas tree from a hunky farmer wearing snug jeans and a pair of well-worn boots. Kiley St. Claire isn’t there for either. She’s come home for one reason and one reason only: make enough money waiting tables at the local tourist trap to survive her final semester of graduate school. Of course she is going to have to see that Christmas tree farmer eventually. That’s fine; Kiley isn’t the same nerdy little girl he palled around with. Nope, she’s done crushing on Cole Thomas. Totally done.Cole thought he was ready, but seeing Kiley again is a punch to the gut. She rejected him and ran away without explanation. He still couldn’t imagine a future with another woman. Now at least he’ll have a chance to say what he’s needed to say for years and then, just maybe, he’ll be ready to move on. He only wishes she didn’t look so damn good in her uniform.
The cover was created by one of our other collaborators on One Lucky Night, Aria Kane, and I think she did a beautiful job.
Here's a little more about Ana:
Ana lives just outside Washington DC with her very supportive husband and three rather demanding cats. She loves the ocean, Indian food, Ikea, and cooking. Ana admits to watching too much television and she swears that someday she’s going to learn how to play the guitar resting on the bookshelf in her office. Ana is a member of Romance Writers of America.
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/AnaBlazeTWITTER: https://twitter.com/ana_blaze
If you buy this book, you could enter to win a copy of Love and Other Games, which features stories by Ana, Aria, Kara Leigh Miller and another of our collaborators, Melinda Dozier.
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