LB Joyce, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A January to Remember.
A January to Remember by LB Joyce
Twelve Months, Twelve Love Stories
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
It’s been said third time’s a charm and Hannah Michaels was only hours away from making this happen. After a misunderstanding, an unexpected departure and too much time lost before and after, she was more than ready. The first real date Sean had promised was about to happen.
But then she did something so incredibly stupid. While out for a run, she stepped out in front of a speeding motorcycle. Sailing head-first into a parked car, she was suddenly left with no recollection of the last two years of her life.
Unfortunately, Sean fell into this void.
Even though Sean Young had been next in line to take over his family’s cattle ranch in Australia, baseball had always been his first love. His goal to play professionally was realized when an offer by Cleveland had him leaving the ranch and his family behind to fulfill this dream.
Never did he expect to take one look at Hannah and have her steal his heart. Nor, after returning from an unexpected trip home due to a family emergency, did he think he’d have to start all over again, proving the love they’d shared before her memory loss was still the real thing.
Will this third time become that promised charm? Will Sean’s persistence pay off?
A January to Remember is the sixth book of the series, Twelve Months, Twelve Love Stories. See why so many romance novel enthusiasts are hooked on this series and the cast of characters. Get caught up in their stories. Find out who will be the next to fall in love.
Tell us about yourself as a person.
What makes you different from other people?
I have this creative streak that just won’t let up. I want to do a little bit of everything. I’m a freelance artist, with my specialty designing Christmas ornaments. I’ve competed in quite a few recipe contests (Pillsbury Bake-Off, Betty Crocker, Nestles, to name a few), And now I’ve embarked on this writing journey, something I’ve become very passionate about. My mind is always on to the next design, the next story.
What is your personality type?
I think most people would say I’m outgoing, but in reality, I’m very shy. I’d rather be the behind-the-scenes person. At any kind of social function, I’m the person who makes sure all the food and drinks are ready to go. I’m very detail minded, something I’m sure drives my family crazy on occasion.
What is your favorite subject to talk about?
Even though I don’t have an athletic bone in my body, I love baseball. There is something so All-American about being at the ballpark on a mid-summer night, watching a baseball game.
What is your favorite meal?
I love going out for breakfast. If I had my way, I’d eat breakfast for every meal. But this is probably because I am a big coffee drinker and everyone knows, coffee is a must for breakfast.
Tell us about yourself as a writer.
What made you want to be a writer?
I never had any intention of becoming a write. Let along write a novel or a series. But with encouragement from quite a few of the friends I made during my recipe contesting days, one day I sat down and started writing. I’d thought I’d write in a more humorous style, based on my experiences in the contest world I was a part of. But evidently, this was not to be. Instead, I was, suddenly writing a romance novel. I do include quite a bit of humor in what I write. After all, one can’t be serious all the time. Especially when it comes to falling in love.
What’s your best advice for a new writer?
Read and research as much information about writing, publishing and marketing as you can. This is even more important if you are thinking about self-publishing your book. Connect with other authors, especially those who write in your genre. And finally? I sincerely believe if you write something good, you’ll eventually come out the winner in the end. It may take time and it’s a lot of hard work, but it’s definitely worth it in the end.
What are your writing goals for this year?
I never thought I’d arrive at this point, ready to begin on the seventh book of my series, Twelve Months, Twelve Love Stories. But with book six, A January to Remember, published, I’m more than eager to start on book seven. I began with two main characters in book one, A Million Decembers, and now this number has grown to possibly twenty. I like to keep the readers guessing by introducing the possible main characters in the next book. It makes me happy when readers tell me they can’t wait to read what’s next.
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LB Joyce lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio with her husband Dan. She attended Ohio State University, where she studied fine arts. A freelance artist by day, with designing Christmas ornaments her specialty, she’s also a writer by night. She has participated in numerous baking competitions and has quite a few wins to her name. She hates housework with a passion, has re-decorated every room in her house more times than she’d like to admit, hates housework with a passion and will drive just about anywhere because of her fear of flying. She will always keep her promise to add humor in her writing.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/L.-B.-Joyce/e/B01N2AFD4L/