Guest Author & Giveaway: Kelly Jamieson, Promise Harbor Wedding Tour

Posted March 29, 2013 by Shari in Book Tour, Guest Post / 0 Comments

One of the challenges I faced in writing Jilted was to make my hero sympathetic. (Actually, Erin Nicholas faced the same challenge with her heroine in her book Hitched.) Here’s why:

We have Josh Brewster, hero of Jilted, who is about to marry, Allie, heroine of Hitched. They care about each other. Their families have always been close. Their mothers were best friends. When Allie’s mom died, Josh’s mom had a hard time dealing with it. Both their families had a hard time dealing with it. Allie has been looking after her family. Josh moved back to Promise Harbor from Boston to help with that. Once there, it seemed easy and natural for him and Allie to slide into a relationship. And when they decided to get married, both their families were ecstatic. And those families desperately needed some joy.

But here’s the kicker…Allie and Devon, heroine of Jilted, were best friends. That was how Devon met Josh — hanging around at her BFF Allie’s house.

What kind of girl would date her BFF’s ex? How could Allie do such a thing?

What kind of guy would marry his ex’s best friend? How could Josh do such a thing?

For some people, these questions are black or white, right or wrong. You just don’t do that. There are rules.

But what if Josh felt like he was the one who’d been dumped? What if he felt Devon didn’t love him enough to be with him? What if he felt he was the victim?

What if Allie phoned Devon and told her she was seeing Josh and asked if Devon was okay with that? What if Devon said she was fine with it? What if Allie then phoned Devon to tell her they were getting married? And what if Devon said she wished them all the best? Would that still be a horrible thing to do, when so many people were going to be ecstatic that they were getting married?

Sometimes things aren’t just black and white. Sometimes things are (sorry, I have to say it) shades of gray. Sometimes people make mistakes. And sometimes things work out for the best.

What do you think? Could you forgive Allie and Josh for what they’ve done? Or do you need to read the stories to decide that?

Jilted by Kelly JamiesonJilted
Promise Harbor Wedding, book #1
by Kelly Jamieson

Released March 19th

The wedding’s off but the honeymoon is on

Devon can do this. She can show up at her ex-boyfriend Josh’s wedding, even though he’s marrying her ex-best-friend. She can show everyone she’s happy with her fabulous life in Boston, her great career, her amazing shoes — and she can show everyone she’s over him.

Truth is, her life isn’t so fabulous. She’s just been downsized out of her job, her Jimmy Choos won’t pay her rent, and…she’s still heartbroken that Josh chose family over her. The real reason she’s enduring this wedding is that her next stop is nearby Greenbush Island, her last hope of finding a new job.

Josh knows marrying long-time friend Allie will make everyone happy after the rough time their families have been through, and since the woman he really wanted to marry chose her career and big city life over himwhy not?

But the perfect wedding turns into a perfect disaster when Allie leaves him at the altar for another man. He never saw that coming! But hey, Devon’s there, offering to help him look for Allie on Greenbush Island, where he’d planned their honeymoon. Only, all they find are their old feelings for each other and a temptation to risk their hearts one more time…

Warning: This book contains a firefighter hot enough to ignite flames, a woman who doesn’t want to get burned again, a honeymoon suite but no honeymoon, and sex not on the beach (sorry).

BUY LINKS: Amazon | B & N | Samhain

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelly Jamieson is a best-selling author of over twenty-five romance novels and novellas.  Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. Where you can find Kelly:

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Nine Naughty Novelists | Pinterest

 

PromiseHarborTour

Into even the best-planned wedding a little chaos must fall…

Join the residents of Promise Harbor, Massachusetts for the wedding of the season! Or, at least, for the most entertaining wedding of the season. The groom’s been left at the altar, the Maid of Honor is MIA, the Best Man is in handcuffs and the bride has been swept off her feet–literally.

There’s definitely love in the air, but things are going to get a little crazy before anyone gets to happily ever after.

Jilted, Promise Harbor Wedding book one, Kelly, Jamieson, March 19, 2013
Bolted, Promise Harbor Wedding book two, Meg, Benjamin, April 2, 2013
Busted, Promise Harbor Wedding book three, Sydney Somers, April 16, 2013
Hitched, Promise Harbor Wedding book four, Erin, Nicholas, April 30, 2013

http://www.promiseharborwedding.com/

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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eli yanti
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eli yanti

Always make me want to read the next book 🙂

Kelly Jamieson
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Thank you so much for having me here today to talk about the Promise Harbor Wedding series!

Janna Shay
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Janna Shay

Great post. I love series because you keep a connection with the people in the first books.

Libby Shorthouse
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Libby Shorthouse

definitely on my ‘to get’ list!

ELF
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I like the familiarity of the setting, getting a chance to get a peek at the other characters, particularly the ones who have already found their soul mates. It’s almost like catching up with old friends. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with the release!

JanieC
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JanieC

Will definitely have to check this series out.

Reagan McGee
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Reagan McGee

Jilted is next on my TBR list and I’m already betting the the Promise Harbor Wedding series will be an autobuy for me!

Susan T.
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Susan T.

That’s pretty coo, a series written by different authors. I love being able to revisit past characters to see what they have been up to. Adding to my TBR. Thanks for the intro to another awesome book/series.

Stella (Ex Libris)
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In series I love how the books are interconnected either through siblings or friends. I also love how we got to revisit some of the previous couples and see what became of them after we waved them goodbye at the end of their HEA. But in other series where the stories are happening simultaneously I enjoy seeing the different POVs and how the same events are perceived differently and how they affect the life of the different characters. Congrats to all of you on this great new series, so excited to read them, I love wedding romances! 😀

Stella (Ex Libris)
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ps. I would find this setup in real life very problematic and quite unforgivable. I mean to get together with your best friend’s ex that is wrong, even if the parties say there are no hard feelings so many memories and history remain it would haunt me as the new girlfriend…

Joanne B
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Joanne B

I like that the books are connected, either with place or characters. I also like that the readers get to know the characters better.

Kim
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Kim

I love series because once you find a character or characters that you love, you hav a chance to see what happens to them, after they received their HEA. Please you are always introduced to other characters that you wonder about.

Filia Oktarina
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Filia Oktarina

. I love series because i can read story anothe character from book #1.

Vicki P.
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Vicki P.

There is NR’s Bridal quartet (series), but this quartet caught my attention because it is by 4 different authors! Looks like a fun read!

Gmapeony
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Gmapeony

I want to read this series; it looks great.

Jessie L
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Jessie L

I’m looking forward to reading this series. Thank you for the post!