Saturday, November 21, 2015

Leaving Brookhollow...

I can't believe that it was almost three years ago that I got 'the call'. The life-changing call from Victoria Curran that turned my single title homeless story about Luke & Victoria into a six book small town Heartwarming series.

Love, Lies & Mistletoe is the sixth and final book in my Brookhollow series and saying Goodbye to the series was bittersweet. I love each of the characters I created in the small town and I know I wrote the HEA I set out to write...but I know I will definitely miss writing about this small town.

This last book is Heather Corbett's story. She has been a secondary character in the series since book 1 and my intent was always to end the series with her HEA, (spoiler alert) with her leaving Brookhollow. It is definitely a symbolic full-circle as the series opens with her best friend, Victoria returning to the small town.

There was a lot of pressure with this one. Fans of the series are amazing and I'm so grateful for the readers who looked forward to each instalment as they released. So, I wanted to wrap up the series in a way that would leave them with a warm feeling when they turned that last page.

I hope I succeeded:)

Happy Reading! And thank you all for hanging out in Brookhollow with me:) Maybe we will meet there again someday;)

xo
Jen

**Giveaway** Comment below to be entered a signed print copy of LOVE, LIES & MISTLETOE and a Starbucks Gift Card! Winner announced here on Monday:)

This small-town sheriff has big-city secrets 
As a detective in New York, Jacob Marx had been deep under cover in a drug cartel…until a bust went terribly wrong. Now posing as a good guy is proving even tougher. Since the force sent him to Brookhollow to lie low as a deputy sheriff, he's been struggling to stay detached from the townspeople. Especially Heather, the gorgeous, high-heeled bartender at the local pool hall who asks too many questions. Tempted as he is, he can't allow himself to connect with her or anyone else. His career and safety are at stake. Of course, a little flirting couldn't hurt… Could it?

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  1. Aw, Jennifer, I can only imagine how hard it is to say goodbye to your characters after six books. I had trouble doing it with just three in my K-9 trilogy.

    For readers who missed buying your backlist titles through the recent online promotion can still purchase them at a total 30% off through the Harlequin website. I also look forward to reading your other November release, the Winter Wedding Bells anthology.

    Best wishes with your release and your current WIP, whatever it is!

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    1. Thanks Kate!! Yeah, I'm so excited that The Trouble With Mistletoe (book 1) is currently on sale for $1.50:) Love that readers get an inexpensive introduction to the series!

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  2. Congratulations on your sixth book, Jennifer. That's quite an accomplishment. I can imagine how difficult it is to say goodbye when you've spent so much time with the characters.
    I'm happy Kate mentioned your backlist titles. I'd love to read the series from the beginning.
    The premise for Heather's story sounds so intriguing. I'm curious, do you plan to write another multi-book series?

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    1. Hi Jill!! Thank you-I love Heather and Jake's story. It was my first dip into Romantic Suspense Waters lol:)
      I've also written a three-book MMA sports romance series for Penguin's Intermix line-a higher heat level. And next year I'm releasing a new 5 book small town series with hockey heroes from Grand Central's Forever line. :)
      I hope you will check out the Brookhollow series and I really hope you enjoy them. Three of the six titles are holiday themed, so it's a great time to read them lol:)
      xo

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  3. Congratulations, Jennifer Snow! You know I have loved this series since book #1. Looking forward to reading this one as well. I can only imagine how you feel leaving Brookhollow for good, but remember it will always be with you ( ; It's difficult for me to imagine leaving Rankins, too! Good Luck on all of your many projects. You deserve all the success in the world!

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    1. Thanks Carol!! Have I mentioned how much I adore you?? lol:)

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  4. Thank you for sharing Brookhollow with us, the readers. I love the series and, for me, Falling for Leigh is my favorite.
    Best of luck with what comes next for you.

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    1. Thanks so much Marcie!! Falling for Leigh is my favorite too lol. I love the three holiday themed books in the series, but Falling for Leigh was inspired by a friend of mine, so it has a special place in my heart:) xo

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  5. Congratulations on such a wonderful series!! You did a fantastic job and I am so happy for you as all these amazing NEW opportunities come your way. You deserve it :)

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    1. Thanks Amy!! I'm so excited about the new series releasing next year...Glenwood Falls, Colorado is so different than Brookhollow, New Jersey but just as warm and welcoming:) Hope you'll visit;)
      xo

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  6. This was such a fantastic series. Loved it!

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    1. Thanks so much Linda! So glad you enjoyed it:) xoxo

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  7. I am always heartbroken when a favorite series ends. Good thing there is plenty of room for a new one to become a favorite!

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    1. :) Exactly!! And the good news is that we can always re-read them and visit anytime! xo

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  8. Congrats on new release. Love small town stories. Will have to check out the rest of the series. Good luck with future endeavors.
    Christinebails at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks Christine! Hope you enjoy the series:) The first book- The Trouble With Mistletoe is avail on Amazon for $1.49 right now:)

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  9. I expect that it is never easy to close a chapter in our lives,,like saying goodbye to a old friend,,thanks for sharing with us

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    1. :) Exactly like saying goodbye to friends lol. I don't usually read my books once they release, but I may have to revisit these lol:)
      xo

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  10. Goodbye is always hard. Sounds like a great book. Looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Thanks Crystal!! I hope you enjoy Heather and Jake's story:) xo

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  11. Congratulations on your new book! Leaving a familiar place is hard. I hope your next "hometown" brings you as much joy!

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    1. Thanks Meredith:) So far, the new small town of Glenwood Falls, Colorado is definitely helping to make leaving Brookhollow a little easier:) Getting to write the Thanksgiving short definitely helped to:) Have you checked those out yet on the Harlequin.com site?

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  12. It's always bittersweet when a favorite series ends. This sounds like the perfect conclusion.

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    1. Thanks Brooke! I hope so:) The last line in this book is probably my favorite from the entire series lol:) xo

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  13. New author for me always excited when I find a new author means more to read.

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    1. Hi Kim:) I love new readers:) Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will check out the series! xo

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  14. You will just have to find a new town to visit. Thanks for the chance.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. There are so many new towns just waiting to be discovered lol:) xo

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  15. The book sounds really good. I haven't read the series. :( From the blurb and your comments, I sure readers are going to need tissue.

    Having a series end is always hard.

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    1. Hi Kim:) The first book in the series was lighter and flirty in tone, and then the books got a little more emotional as they progressed lol, so I deliberately made book 6-LOVE, LIES & MISTLETOE another lighter book in tone. Definitely still emotional as the final book in the series but not as much as a tear-jerker as Falling for Leigh is or Fighting for Keeps lol:) xo

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  16. love your books and this one sounds awesome too -- jody.714@hotmail.com

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  17. Don't think I have read this series, but I love HEAs. I am ready to try new stories.

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    1. Yes please-try new stories!LOL:) The Trouble With Mistletoe (book 1) is currently on sale for $1.50 on Amazon;) xo

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  18. I love reading these kinds of books, and always look forward to the next in the series. It is almost like you really know the people and the town is real to me. It is always sad when the series ends. If I try to tell non readers this they think that I am crazy lol Thank you for the wonderful stories :)

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    1. You've come to the right group-we don't think you're crazy-it makes you one of us lol:) Thanks for stopping by:) xo

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  19. Congratulations, Jennifer Snow! You have written a wonderful series and it's sad to see it end. meowcat_21@hotmail.com

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  20. Congrats. Must be sad and exciting at the same time. Pp92596 at outlook dot com

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    1. Definitely sad and exciting:) I hope you check out the series! xo

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  21. Hi everyone!! Thank you all for the love today:) I'm just heading out for a date day/night with my husband, so if I don't respond to comments right away, that's why:) But I'll be sure to check in tomorrow and announce the prize winner:) Thanks again!! xo

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  22. Congratulations on your sixth book, Jennifer!! I've just recently been introduced to your books and am enjoying this wonderful series.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  23. The book sounds really good. I haven't read the series. :( From the blurb and your comments, I sure readers are going to need tissue.

    Having a series end is always hard.

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  24. The only thing that could possibly make the cover more appealing is a signature! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  25. Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Holidays.

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    1. Happy Holidays to you and your family as well:) xo

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  26. Great looking book. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

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    1. :) :) I loved writing this series! Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Congrats on completing your series. Hard though to say goodbye to your friends. Starting a new chapter in your life.

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    1. Thanks Shari! I hope you enjoy this story:)

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  28. Small town stories are always great. Bittersweet to have to say goodbye to your charscters.

    Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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    1. Small town series are my favorite! Thanks for stopping by:)

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  29. There's nothing like getting to live your dream. Even though the series is ending it sounds like you derived great pleasure from writing it. Congratulations on your achievements. ( :

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  30. Congratulations on the Brookhollow series and best wishes on your new ventures, Jennifer! I can't wait to enjoy Glenwood Falls!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  31. Noooo. You can't leave us! We demand more! :)

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    1. Lol:) Sorry;) The next one will be out soon! xo

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  32. Gosh, Jen! Too bad you and your work aren't getting any attention! Congratulations on such good work and on being such a lovely heroine, yourself!

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  33. I love your books, I can't wait to read it.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much Rita! I hope you enjoy it:)

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  34. O, congratulations Jennifer! Wow, six books in the series! I hope there's new books from you after you say goodbye. I have yet to read any of your books, but this one is on my TBR list. Now that I know it's part of 6, I need to add the others. Congrats again and thanks for a great giveaway! I would love to win! justcommonly(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. :) thank you!! I hope you will enjoy the series:) xo I have lots of new projects in the works;) Looking forward to sharing them all!

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  35. O, congratulations Jennifer! Wow, six books in the series! I hope there's new books from you after you say goodbye. I have yet to read any of your books, but this one is on my TBR list. Now that I know it's part of 6, I need to add the others. Congrats again and thanks for a great giveaway! I would love to win! justcommonly(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Congratulations on book 6 Jennifer! Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway!

    dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  37. Never could say goodbye! Good luck in your new location!

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  38. Congratulations and job well done!

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  39. Congrats on the new book. I'm looking forward to reading this.

    schultheis319 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I hope you enjoy it:) xo

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  40. Congratulations on the release of the sixth and final book in the series. I can imagine a bit of sadness as you leave these characters behind because I am sure they are just like family to you and at the same time I can imagine your excitement as you move on to this new chapter in your life and author life as well. In a way I know how you feel, through my son if you can imagine. My son has been in band since 5th grade. He moved onto to middle school band and then high school band. He then was accepted to the University of Maryland and of course was in the band there for the years he was there. Today he played for the last time since he is a senior and will be graduating in May. He has not chosen a profession in music. He is going to be a police officer. So in a way it's like you, moving on but starting an exciting new chapter. I wish you the best of luck in your new series and all life brings you. I am looking forward to reading this. I Love Harlequin Heartwarming books and a Christmas book is a fun bonus. Sincerely, Deanne
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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    1. Thanks so much Deanne and congrats on winning the giveaway! xo

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    2. I am so excited, Jennifer Snow. Thank you : )

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  41. Congratulations Jennifer,
    It must be so hard to end a set of books as it must be exciting. I would feel as though the characters were my friends after that long.
    Enjoy what comes next for you !!

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    1. The characters definitely feel like friends:) xoxo

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  42. Congratulations on book number 6, I'm looking forward to the new series. I hope your holidays are terrific!
    kittygirl15401 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Thank you! I hope your holidays are wonderful!! xo

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  43. Congrats on your new book, I can't wait to read it.

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  44. Interesting series

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  45. Thanks again to everyone commenting and stopping by:) The winner of the book and gift card is...Deanne Patterson!! Please email me your address to jennifer@jennifersnowauthor.com
    xo

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  46. I'm late to the congratulations here.. But I finished Love, Lies and Mistletoe last night. It was a perfect Chris story. I'm just as sad as all your fans about saying goodbye to Brookhollow.,I adored Falling for Leigh, and Fighting For Keeps was terrific! Good luck with all your new endeavors!

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    1. Yay!! So glad you enjoyed it Catherine:) It means so much to me that you're reading the series and I appreciate the reviews!! xoxo

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  47. Guess I am too late, Congratulations to Deanne Patterson! She won the book and gift card.

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    1. Sorry Cheri!! Next time;) Thanks for stopping by anyway:) xo

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  48. I've been out of orbit lately and trying to catch up, so I had to stop by here because Jen is one of my favorite authors (and a super sweet person). I love the Brookhollow series and refuse to say goodbye...I'll just reread them again...and again...and again. :)

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    1. Awww...thanks so much LeAnne! I truly value your friendship and support:) Big hug!

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