This is simply perfect!
The Fixer Upper (Echo Springs, #1) by Maggie Mae Gallagher released last week in the Adult, Contemporary, Romance genre.
Abby Callier is more in love with Shakespearean heroes than any real man, and she’s beginning to wonder if there is life for her outside the pages of a book. It doesn’t help that her esteemed parents tend to view her as they would one of their science experiments gone wrong. On the eve of finishing her dissertation, she escapes her staid existence to live in the house she inherited from her Great Aunt Evie in the small town of Echo Springs, Colorado. Because, let’s face it, when a woman starts comparing her life to horror films, it might be time for a break.
Sheriff Nate Barnes believes in law and order and carefully building the life you want. In his spare time, he has been remodeling his house in the hope that one day it will be filled with the family he makes. But Nate doesn’t like drama or complications and tends to avoid them at all costs. And yet, when Miss Abigail Callier, his newest neighbor, beans him with a nine iron, he can’t help but wonder if she might just be the complication he’s been searching for all along. It doesn’t hurt that he discovers a journal hidden away by the previous tenant and decides to use Old Man Turner’s advice to romance Abby into his life.
Abby never expected her next-door neighbor, the newly dubbed Sheriff Stud Muffin, to be just the distraction her world needed.
The problem is she doesn’t know whether she should make Echo Springs her home, or if this town is just a stopover point in her life’s trajectory. And she doesn’t want to tell Nate that she might not be sticking around—even though she should because it’s the right thing to do, the honest thing—because then all the scintillatingly hot kisses with the Sheriff will come to an abrupt halt. Did she mention that he’s a really great kisser?
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AUTHOR BIO:Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Maggie grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Maggie never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.
Maggie is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes erotic romance under the name Anya Summers. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.
Thank you so much for having me today, Viviana!
The idea for my Echo Springs Series came about from a few different angles. First, the town itself does not exist; I want to be clear about that before anyone goes driving through Colorado looking for it. Echo Springs was a town I created with some inspiration garnered from a few towns I visited along Interstate 70 when I lived in Colorado a few years ago. There’s a little bit more freedom to get really creative when you construct a town from scratch instead of taking one that already exists. I enjoyed bringing Main Street and the bustling businesses to life. In designing the town, I constructed a map of it mainly because I’m a visual person and having the full layout of Echo Springs made it easier to breathe life into it. Like there’s a rock and gemstone tourist shop called Get Your Rocks Off and an old fifties style diner with the best burgers where anytime I think about The Emporium Diner, I get hungry.
Each book in the Echo Springs Series will be a complete standalone, although there is a connective thread: the heroes are all best friends. Nate and Miles grew up together in Echo Springs and went all the way through school together. They went on to college together. It was while they were in college that they met Jacob and Sam. They’re kind of like the Musketeers once D’Artagnan joined the group with an all for one and one for all comradery. I like the aspect of the male friendships and bonds, the willingness to have each other’s backs no matter what. And the town draws them all back together after they each had to go their separate ways. Nate and Miles return to their old stomping grounds. Jacob and Sam gravitate toward living in the town because they need their friends.
Also, in the first book, THE FIXER UPPER, we are introduced to Bill Turner through a journal he left behind in his house that Nate purchased. Each of our heroes take a turn reading it and use some of the deceased guy’s suggestions for wooing the woman they want into their lives. Only, things tend to not go as planned and hilarity ensues.
While there are four books planned for the series, I’m already thinking up more stories to come. Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to check out the first book in my Echo Springs Series, THE FIXER UPPER!
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