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Stealing the First Mate: Release Party

Stealing the First Mate: Release Week Party

Are you ready for an Independence Islands party?

We are!

For Stealing the First Mate we’re talking about best friends. Nigel and Darcy have been friends since they were six. They’re grown now and Nigel’s in love with Darcy. In a friends-to-something-more with a splash of unrequited love and forbidden love, Stealing the First Mate is full of humor, secrets, and pirates.

My best friend story:

My husband and I started out as friends, but now I consider him my best friend. Through the toughest situations I’ve ever faced, he’s been by my side. We do everything together.

We’ve faced our son’s life-threatening surgery and 21-day hospital stay when he was a year old. We kept each other sane through long days and worse nights.

He’s the one who took me to the beach so I could see the ocean for the first time. Which brings me to the story I want to tell you.

My husband is my staunchest supporter. He’s the one who, when I said I wanted to write, told me he knew I could do it. When I finished my first book, he asked when it would be published. He never doubted I’d make it. When the first agent turned me down, he asked who was next on the list. When the second and third said “no”, he said “keep going”.

The day the first contract came through, he was the first person I told, and his response was simple yet powerful. I’m sure you can guess what he said.

“I knew you’d get it.”

Unwavering support and love. That’s what best friends are made of.

More about the book:

Sometimes, happily ever after is as elusive as a pirate’s treasure.

Darcy Riggins dove headfirst into the online dating pool and sank. Every time.

Her lifelong dream of becoming a wife and mother becomes more elusive every year. So, taking the lack of a Mr. Right in her life as a decided “No!” from God, Darcy gives up altogether.

Single and happy is not an oxymoron. Right?

Nigel Jones has loved Darcy for ages, but her father (his boss, of course) ordered him to keep his feelings to himself, thanks to a stupid mistake that Darcy (thankfully) doesn’t know about.  Too bad her dad does.

Being single and content turns out to be tougher than Darcy imagined, and when she begins doubting everything she’s ever known, Nigel decides it’s time to admit his mistakes, tell the truth, and trust God for the outcome.

In this “forbidden-love-meets-friends-to-more” novel, Stealing the First Mate continues the Elnora Island romances of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.

Before you go…Be sure to enter my giveaway plus visit the other posts for the release fun and enter the giveaways there!

Follow the party!

Tabitha – May 25-That’s me and you’re already here!

Carolyn – May 26

Chautona – May 27

Melissa – May 28

Denise – May 29

Rachel – May 30

Sandy – May 31


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1 thought on “Stealing the First Mate: Release Party”

  1. Sorry, I was not on Facebook yesterday. My Mom is my best friend. She has always been there for me in good times and bad. When our apartment caught fire, we sat on her bed and watched the firefighters fight to put it out. She held me in her arms as I cried. She told me that I would always have a home with her. My husband, our dog and I moved in with her in her six room house. She is someone I can always depend on.


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