Friday, September 11, 2015

Red Carpet Edition: Sweet Mountain Rancher and Harper's Wish | by Loree Lough and Cerella Sechrist

Release month is finally here, and we're celebrating now that SWEET MOUNTAIN RANCHER and HARPER'S WISH are available to readers!

Welcome to the red carpet edition of our "We Talk to Ourselves...a Lot!" blog series as we unveil the cast and characters of our two latest releases!

First up, Loree would like to introduce you to the characters (and her wish cast) for SWEET MOUNTAIN RANCHER, the second book in her Those Marshall Boys trilogy:

Here's the all-star lineup for Loree's dream cast for the story!





Next up, we're pleased to welcome you to Findlay Roads, Maryland, a small town in the Chesapeake Bay region. HARPER'S WISH is the first in a four-book series centering around Findlay Roads and its inhabitants:


Let's give a round of applause for Cerella's wish-list cast!


Now that you've met the cast of both novels, how about a chance to win the books, along with an Amazon gift card?

We had so much fun over the last two months, offering both the Endless Summer and Beach Reads giveaway that we decided to offer THREE prizes this month to celebrate our releases!



Use the form below to enter and remember to check back next month for another edition of "We Talk to Ourselves...a Lot!"


Sweet Wishes Giveaway from Loree Lough & Cerella Sechrist :: Three Winners of Amazon Gift Card & Autographed Books Giveaway

 
About Loree:

With nearly 5,000,000 books in circulation, best-selling author Loree Lough's titles have earned numerous 4- and 5-star reviews and industry awards. She splits her time between her home in Baltimore and a cabin in the Alleghenies (where she loves to show off her “Identify the Critter Tracks” skills). The release of Once a Marine (#1 in the “Those Marshall Boys” series for Harlequin's new Heartwarming line) brings Loree’s number of books in print to 104! Loree loves to hear from her readers and answers every letter, personally. Visit her at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and www.loreelough.com!


About Cerella:

 CERELLA SECHRIST lives in York, Pennsylvania with two precocious pugs, Darcy and Charlotte, named after Jane Austen literary characters. Inspired by her childhood love of stories, she was ten years old when she decided she wanted to become an author. These days, Cerella divides her time between working in the office of her family’s construction business and as a barista to support her reading habit and coffee addiction. She’s been known to post too many pug photos on both Instagram and Pinterest. You can see for yourself by finding her online at www.cerellasechrist.com. Harper’s Wish is her third Harlequin Heartwarming novel.

77 comments:

  1. Cerella and I can't wait to hear who YOU pictured while reading our September #Heartwarming releases ... and if you haven't read HARPER'S WISH and SWEET MOUNTAIN RANCHER yet, we can't wait to hear which Hollywood icons you pictured while reading the blog! Wishing you luck in our latest drawing, and a wonderful weekend, too!

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    1. Well said, Loree! I just love seeing our all-star casts lined up together. :)

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    2. I know, right! I'm so glad I remembered my autograph book! (Uh...do people still have those? LOL)

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    3. You all are so sweet and generous!

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    4. Just trying to show our appreciation to all those loyal #Heartwarming readers out there! Hope your weekend is wonderful, Jennifer! :-)

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    5. Our readers make it easy to be generous, Jennifer! You guys are the best, and we love to be able to show our appreciation for you! :)

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    6. It's easy when the books are so good!

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    7. Aww, Jennifer! I know I speak for all the Heartwarming authors when I say thank you for your support! :)

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  2. I 'm wishing that my family stays healthy and strong!

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    1. Are you kiddin', Jennifer? With you taking care of them, they'll be fine, because everything you do is done with love!

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    2. That's a great wish, Jennifer! I hope your family is blessed throughout the rest of this year and the ones to come!

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    3. I hope the same for your family as well Cerella and to your family Loree!
      Many blessings!

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  3. Okay, this is one MAGNIFICENT giveaway opportunity. I'm wishing I'll have a good shot at winning this one!!
    I love how you both put these posts together. They are so much fun, and they look great. Really nice job at choosing cast members for your characters. That Cam Gigandet looks strikingly similar to Loree's cover guy. You both did such a good job at the character choices. I have to think a little more about who I picture from Hollywood to represent these characters. Thanks for a great start to my Friday. ( :

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    1. Our only regret, Laurie, is that everyone who enters can't win! We love these fun posts, and it's good to hear that you do, too! Thanks so much for stopping by, and here's hoping you have a beautiful weekend!

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    2. Fingers crossed for you, Laurie xo

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    3. Laurie, I have so much fun "casting" my books. I actually spend wayyyy too much time thinking about who should play which part. Connor went through about four or five actor choices before I settled on Kevin Ryan. lol I'd be such a picking casting agent in Hollywood. ;)

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  4. I am wishing for time to spend with my family.

    Marsha B

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    1. Then we share your wish, Marsha! And we hope your weekend is wonderful, too! Thanks so much for stopping by! :-)

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    2. Time is such a precious commodity in our current day and age, Marsha! I always think our time is the most valuable gift we have these days. I'm wishing for more time for you to spend with your family!

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  5. I am wishing that I could win this giveaway lol I love reading the Heartwarming books, they are so refreshing to read and help to get my mind off of stressful things. Thank you all for writing such good books and giving back to your readers with these fun giveaways. Harlequin Heartwarming authors are the greatest!!!

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    1. Thanks for the thoughtful post, Darlene! It's always great, hearing that readers love the @Heartwarming line! I agree...every book is like a door to harmony. Cerella and I only wish that ALL of you could win these giveaway prizes! Wishing you and yours a beautiful weekend. Come back and see us soon, y'hear! :-)

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    2. Aw! That's so sweet, Darlene! Good luck :-)

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    3. That is such a lovely compliment to the Heartwarming series, Darlene! I may be biased, but I agree with you that they're such a nice way to relax and indulge in a good story. Good luck with the giveaway!

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  6. Nice, you two. Books sound fantastic and your ad is so clever.

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    1. Thanks, Roz! Cerella and I like our covers, too. Those designers in #Harlequin's art department sure are talented, aren't they! Wishing you a wonderful weekend, m'friend!

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    2. Thank you, Roz!! Just think about how great those Heartwarming covers are going to look on a Walmart shelf in January! :)

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  7. Wow! I wish I could enter! You two are great in the publicity department! I love the way you put this together. And I can't wait to read your books! They're on my Kindle.

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    1. We wish you could enter, too, Patricia! And we hope you'll love the books as much as we loved yours! Happy weekend wishes to you!

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    2. Thanks, Patricia! Good things tend to happen when Loree and I put our heads together. ;) Thanks for the support with ordering the books. As Loree would say, yer a peach!

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  8. What am I wishing for this month??? I'm wishing for an entire weekend alone so I can wrap up edits on my last wip and get it submitted. And I wish to win this giveaway so I can answer that elusive question...am I more like Harper or Eden. :)

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    1. Then we'll join you in that wish, LeAnne! After all, if happy endings are possible, why can't your wish come true! As for whether you're more like Harper or Eden, I'm guessing there's a little of both heroines in your head...and your heart! (See there...when I'm right, I'm right, right! LOL) Thanks so much for stopping by, and here's hoping you have a great weekend!

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    2. I'm with you, LeAnne - I'd love to have an entire solitary weekend to make some progress on the next Findlay Roads story! But we writers take what we can get, I guess. :) lol, I love that you're still puzzling which character fits your personality better!!

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  9. Lots of beautiful and handsome faces! And, I'm sure, two great stories. Such a good idea, Guys. Happy Weekend.

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    1. Well, thanks, Muriel! I love it when you post, because it gives me a chance to see your lovely, happy smile. It's contagious, I tell you...contagious! if your weekend is half as bright and sunny, it's gonna be a hum-dinger!

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    2. I know, Muriel, I thought about titling this post "Beautiful People", but I didn't think it was *quite* what Loree and I were going for. lol

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  10. What beautiful casts you ladies have managed to pull together. I hope they are all available for the movie versions. Love your creativity! I wish I could win!!

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    1. Oh, we'd LOVE it if you could enter and win, Carol! And y'know, I can't decide which I'd like better: A book-to-movie deal, or telling Cam that Nate's cowboy accent is just a wee bit more twangy... Hehehe. Have a great weekend, and thanks for popping in!

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    2. Carol, we really do need movie versions of our Heartwarming books. ;)

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  11. I want to walk this red carpet! Thanks for sharing this peek at your characters and stories, they look great :-) I'm excited for our wonderful Heartwarming fans to have a chance to win your awesome giveaway. I wish they could all win :-)

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    1. Oh, me, TOO, Karen! I know you love our readers as much as we do - it would be so nice if we could just gift every single one of them with gift baskets and swag! And you're right - this would be such a fun Red Carpet to walk down. If only they'd start making our Heartwarming novels into films... hmmm... :D

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    2. Oh, we're with you there, Karen...wishing everyone could win! One of the reasons Cerella and I host so many giveaways is to introduce new readers to the Heartwarming line, and keep already-love-em readers updated on who's writing what. Another reason is to give more people a chance to win. Maybe one of these days, we'll host a FOR AUTHORS ONLY giveaway! :-)

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  12. These both sound great and I can't wait to read both! I'm from Crofton, MD so that Chesapeake Bay one is intriguingly close by! :)

    Lynn Brooks
    http://www.thoughtsofablonde.com

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    1. OH! And I'm wishing for cooler weather this month!

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    2. Oh, that's fantastic about being in Crofton, Lynn! Loree is in the Baltimore area, and I'm just over the Maryland line in York, PA. The Chesapeake Bay region is so delightful. I was excited to set the Findlay Roads series there. :)

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    3. Crofton! Wow, Lynn...you're literally minutes from my house. (Well, 30 minutes or so, but still...) Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful week!

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  13. I love the cast line up, its great to see who you pictured when reading the books. And what a great giveaway.

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    1. Thanks, Sophia! I'm so picky with my casting that I HAD to choose actual IRISH actors to play Connor and Rory. I was fortunate that not only are Kevin Ryan and Elaine Cassidy from Ireland, but they look like they could be brother and sister, too, IMO. :)

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    2. So happy you stopped by, Sophia! I'm with Cerella: I need a clear picture of the characters in my head--even the secondary (and thirdary) characters--when I'm writing. I love that Cam and Nate really DO look a lot alike. Trouble is, it made it a whole lot easier to nurse a little crush on him. LOL Did YOU picture the characters in our September releases the same way? If not...who did YOU see, riding horseback and the restaurant kitchen? :-)

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  14. Love the cast lineups. I'm wishing for time to check off all those things on my fall to-do list.

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    1. I agree, Beth! The weather is finally just a tad cooler here today in southern PA, and it's putting my mind toward fall. :) I'm glad you like our casting and good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. Thanks for popping in, Beth! And hoo-boy, do I hear ya on finding time to check things off fall to-do list! Wishing you a great (time-filled) week! :-)

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    1. I hope that wish comes true for you very soon, @gds! :) Good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. Hoping your wish comes true, @gds! Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Teresa! I especially love the casting for our heroes and heroines. :)

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    2. So happy you stopped by, Teresa, and thanks for the 'casting love'! :-) Here's hoping your week is wonderful!

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  17. Sam Marshall is got a great smile. I am wishing for a stress free month.

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    1. I agree with you, Beverly, he does! :) Here's hoping for a stress-free month for you!

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    2. I love his smile, too, Beverly...and as soon as the book is released (working title NASHVILLE DREAMS), I think you'll love everything else about him, too! Here's hoping September is sweet and smooth!

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  18. I am wishing for more free time without the guilt so that I can get all of these intriguing books read. I can't tell you how many books I have added from all of your back-lists since I started following this blog.

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    1. LOVE hearing that you enjoy the Heartwarming line, @trosado! So I share your wish for guilt-free time to read, read, read! And good luck in the drawing, too!

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    2. I have the same problem, @trosado - never enough time for reading! At least, if the opportunity arises, you have plenty of good books waiting for you. :)

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  19. I'm wishing for this beautiful fall weather to last! It makes me happy!

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    1. Me, too, Stephanie! Now that we're past the rain, the sun is shining, and the weather is perfect!

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  20. I wish each of us good health, happiness and lives filled with love.

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    1. Such a beautiful wish, Glenda, thank you!

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  21. I would like to add that "I wish" and would love to win "the sweet wishes giveaway"!

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    1. And it never hurts to add an additional "I wish" to win a giveaway either! :)

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