Sunday, December 13, 2015

We're launching the Book Tour for THE BAD BOY OF BUTTERFLY HARBOR by ANNA J. STEWART!

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour for
The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor
By Anna J. Stewart

Come join us as we get a look inside Anna's newest Heartwarming story with a leading guy who the heroine doesn't trust, even if he's the right one for her...

Tour Schedule
12/20: Grand Finale

Introduction to The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor

There are times story ideas appear in the blink of an eye, a passing thought, a glimpse of something new or different. I'm often asked where I get my ideas and the truth is, they come from everywhere. Sometimes it's the hero who shows up first and the story comes from him. Other times, the plot presents itself and its time to find the characters to fill out the roles.

For Butterfly Harbor, my new series from Harlequin Heartwarming, the town came first.

I LOVE creating setting for my characters. When I first became serious about writing, I wrote paranormal and Urban Fantasy. World building is such an important aspect of that genre and I could get lost in it for hours. When I moved into contemporary romance, I discovered (happily) that I could have the same fun creating towns in various stages of success.

Butterfly Harbor, California is a town on the verge of collapse. People have left, businesses have closed, and the infrastructure is in desperate need of, well, a lot of helping hands. The idea of community coming together to save something as important as the town they live in holds tremendous appeal. THE BAD BOY OF BUTTERFLY HARBOR, the debut book in the series, sets the stage for serious change, not just for the town, but for a few residents in particular. With the return of Luke Saxon, the town's most notorious bad boy, lives are about to be turned upside down, not the least of which is Holly Campbell, who has her own reasons for resenting Luke. With a struggling family diner and a precocious 8-year old son not to mention a father who's been forced into retirement (guess who's taking her father's job?), Holly has her hands full. Life has a funny way of turning on a dime--and giving you exactly what you need, even when you don't think you want it.

So welcome to Butterfly Harbor. I hope you enjoy.

— Anna

The Bad Boy of Butterfly HarborThe Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor
(Butterfly Harbor #1)
by Anna J. Stewart
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Can people truly change?

Two things keep Holly Campbell grounded: her precocious son and preserving her forty-year-old family diner in the face of expansion and change. She doesn't need a blast from the past like Luke Saxon, who's back in Butterfly Harbor after more than a decade away. The hard-luck kid who nearly destroyed her family, leaving her to pick up the pieces, is taking over as sheriff. She can't trust him, even if Luke's ideas for the town's upcoming anniversary seem to show he's trying to give back to their community. Has Butterfly Harbor found its unlikely savior? And has the widowed single mother finally found a man she can believe in, rely on…and love?

You’ve met Anna J. Stewart (or someone like her) before. She was the girl who spun in circles on the playground hoping her Wonder Woman costume would magically appear before playing cops and robbers a la Charlie’s Angels–as Sabrina (she was the smart one). Anna was the girl in the back of the class with a paperback romance hidden in her algebra book (and yes, she failed algebra).

Growing up in the 70′s and 80′s meant there weren’t a lot of YA books, so she ventured early into mainstream fiction and read Stephen King’s CARRIE at the age of 8. Discovering Nora Roberts and romance novels early in high school opened her eyes to the wonders of storytelling and the beauty of a happily ever after.

So here she is, many years later with an English degree from CSU Sacramento, an RWA Golden Heart nomination behind her, countless stories in her head, and a serious addiction to STAR TREK, SUPERNATURAL, and SHERLOCK. She recently wrapped up a nearly 8-year stint working as assistant to NYTimes bestselling author Brenda Novak where she helped run Brenda's annual online auction for diabetes research. When she's not writing or reading (which she never has enough time for!), she's working on dollhouse miniatures and tolerating her overly-affectionate cat named Snickers (or perhaps it's Snickers who tolerates her).

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12 comments:

  1. I definitely have to check this book out. The Facebook link is incorrect. It should be https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAnnaJStewart.

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    1. Thanks for pointing that out. I checked it before the tour began, so that's weird that it's now down. Thank you!

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  2. A great post thank you. In my experience people do not change.

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    2. I think for the most part that's true, Mary. I think it also depends on what opportunities people are given to help them change IF THEY WANT TO. The desire has to be there...and with Luke, it is. :) Change takes work, especially significant change. Thanks for posting!

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  3. Hi Anna, Only God can change people and I've seen where people have changed for the better. The title is interesting. How did you come up with the title? Jenny

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    1. Hi Jennifer. The title was just there when I started the story. It said everything it needed to about the town and the people in it. There's actually more than one bad boy this can refer to, but Luke is the linchpin on the story. :) Thanks for posting!

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  4. This is very exciting, Anna! I very much look forward to reading this book!

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  5. I loved The Bad Boy of Butterfly Harbor! I look forward to the next book in this series.

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  6. Heartwarming and Bad Boys....Hmmmmm.....sounds interesting. Looking forward to reading your book. Congrats!

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