Cover Reveal: BOUNTIFUL (True North #4) by Bestselling Author Sarina Bowen

Front cover, Bountiful, by Sarina Bowen

Coming Soon . . .

BOUNTIFUL

a standalone from the True North series by bestselling author

Sarina Bowen

 

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About BOUNTIFUL

No last names. No life stories. Those were the rules.

Once upon a time, a cocky, copper-haired tourist sauntered into Zara’s bar. And even though she knew better, Zara indulged in a cure for the small-town blues. It was supposed to be an uncomplicated fling—a few sizzling weeks before he went back to his life, and she moved on.

Until an accidental pregnancy changed her life.

Two years later, she’s made peace with the notion that Dave No-Last-Name will never be found. Until one summer day when he walks into her coffee shop, leveling her with the same hot smile that always renders her defenseless.

Dave Beringer has never forgotten the intense month he spent with prickly Zara. Their nights together were the first true intimacy he’d ever experienced. But the discovery of his child is the shock of a lifetime, and his ugly past puts relationships and family out of reach.

Or does it? Vermont’s countryside has a way of nurturing even tortured souls. The fields and the orchards—and hard-won love—are Bountiful.

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Each novel in the True North Series may be read as a standalone — but you won’t want to read just one.

Check out Books 1 – 3 of the series HERE!

 

Steadfast (True North #2), by Sarina Bowen – Book Review

Steadfast (True North, #2)Steadfast by Sarina Bowen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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I don’t know where to begin, and nothing I say will do this incredible story justice, but I have to try. I loved Bittersweet, #1 in the True North series; but I adored this sequel. Sarina Bowen seamlessly wove all of the best things about Bittersweet – including its setting, its sense of realism, and its wonderful characters – into the fabric of Steadfast, and in doing so, she set a new benchmark for greatness. This book moved me as much, or more, than any I’ve read so far this year.

Do you love stories that make your heart swell until it aches with love? A story that grips your soul with hope and dread at the same time? A story so emotionally charged and psychologically suspenseful you can barely stand to turn the page? A story so heartbreakingly real that you physically feel the pain of its characters, as if their struggle were your own? If so, Steadfast will quickly find its way into your heart and stay there forever.

We first met Jude in Bittersweet, as a young man just released from drug rehab after a 3-year prison sentence. We see his struggle with insomnia, cravings, flashbacks, nightmares, agonizing guilt and remorse. We see him begin to reclaim his life when the Shipley family offers him a chance to continue his recovery as a day worker on their farm. And when autumn comes and the season is over, we see him head back home, to the place where his addiction nightmare began: a place where nothing has changed; a place where the love of his young life, and the source of his deepest regret, Sophie, may or may not be waiting for him. But one thing is certain: he’s alone, he’s afraid, he’s nearly broke, and he’s in constant danger. The town hasn’t forgotten – or forgiven – his sins. His dealers know where he lives. And he’s ever at risk for falling back into old habits when his demons come to call.

Steadfast is Jude and Sophie’s story, and it is positively spell-binding. Sophie is strong, compassionate, and smart; she is also extraordinarily lonely. As the surviving sibling in a family tragedy, she bears the burden of survivor’s guilt as well as the devastating effects of dysfunctional family grief. Jude’s spiral into addiction, and its aftermath, nearly broke her, and it changed her life immeasurably. But she can’t let him go – he is inextricably linked to her past, and now her present…but what about the future? Can there be a HEA for two people destroyed by addiction and its tragic consequences? Can she afford to take that chance?

This is a story of secret, lies, betrayal and cover-ups. It’s full of twists and turns that will leave you breathless, but desperate to continue. It’s full of power, passion, and overwhelming love. But it’s not just about romantic love; it’s also about the kind of unconditional love and steadfast faith that makes addiction recovery possible for those who are able to break free. It’s a story of transformation, not just for its primary characters, but for others you will come to care about as you read it. It’s also full of new – and utterly unforgettable – characters I hope we’ll see again as the series continues.

The series title says it all. The True North series is all about finding your inner compass – the one that helps you find your way home. Despite the odds against them, the steadfast love that Jude and Sophie share makes anything possible. And that makes for a truly amazing read.

Do yourself a favor and start this darkly passionate, sexy, sweet, suspenseful love story today.

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Bittersweet, by Sarina Bowen — Book Review

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Bittersweet (True North #1)

An Amazing Beginning to A Heartwarming New Series by Sarina Bowen!

Synopsis

The new series is set in Vermont. True North is populated by the tough, outdoorsy mountain men that populate the Green Mountain State. They raise cows and they grow apples. They chop a lot of wood, especially when they need to blow off steam. (Beards are optional but encouraged.)

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.

 

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My Review of Bittersweet …

 

Bittersweet (True North, #1)Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sarina Bowen is one of those authors whose books I will one-click and pre-order without a second thought. That being said, Bittersweet, the first of her new True North series, absolutely blew me away. It has everything I love in a contemporary romance. It’s sweet, sassy, sexy, and fun, with just enough angst to keep you guessing, and enough warmth to fill your soul long after you’ve turned the last page. It’s perfect as a standalone, but you will love the Shipley clan so much you’re going to need more. Fortunately, Steadfast follows later this year. I’ve already pre-ordered mine.

I could go on and on about the beautifully described settings and scenes, the intensity of the passion between Griff and Audrey, the qualities that each brings to the story, the forces that drive them together and pull them apart; their inner struggles, hopes and dreams. All I can say is that Bittersweet is a work of literary art; every scene comes to life, every feeling surfaces. Don’t wait to read another review…just treat yourself to this incredible new release and be ready for the next book in what promises to be a bestselling series.

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Bittersweet, by Sarina Bowen — New Release & Author Interview

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Today we celebrate the release of Bittersweet, the first novel in the new True North series by best-selling author Sarina Bowen. As a special addition, I had the opportunity to interview Sarina about the book, the series, and her life as an author. Read on…

About Bittersweet

Cover Photo - Bittersweet, #1 of the True North Series by Sarina BowenFarmers make the earth move.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

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About Sarina Bowen

Photo of author Sarina BowenSarina Bowen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

Her Ivy Years and Brooklyn Bruisers books are hockey romance novels. These two connected series began breaking hearts in 2014 with The Year We Fell Down. See http://www.sarinabowen.com for updates.

HIM and US are the bestselling, hockey LGBT novels co-written with Elle Kennedy. HIM is also a finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Award.

For lovers of angsty snowboarders, Sarina also writes the Gravity series, featuring snow sports heroes.

Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, six chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

She would be honored to connect with you at http://www.sarinabowen.com. (You’ll want to subscribe to her newsletter, too!)

You can also follow her on FacebookTwitterAmazon, and Goodreads – where you can see her entire book collection!

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An Interview with Sarina

Tell readers about your inspiration for the True North series. What is it about the setting, rural/farm life, and lumbersexuals that called to you, and why do you think readers will love reading about the men and women featured in these stories?

Farmers really are sexy. True story! I am surrounded by interesting growers where I live. The organic-or-die Cedar Circle Farm in Thetford, VT is one of my favorites, and we buy hard cider in growlers from Poverty Lane Orchard in Lebanon, NH. These are not your grandfathers’ farmers. They’re young activists who want to change the shape of our food supply, and they are really inspiring.

 

Is there one book you’ve written – or collaborated on – that you’re most proud of, or that’s had a bigger ‘impact’ on you than you expected in some other way?  Tell readers about it.

The first time I published a MM novel was UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE YEAR and the departure terrified me. But it’s one of my best books and I haven’t regretted it for even a second.

What keeps you inspired with fresh ideas for stories/series, and what keeps you going when you feel stuck or even a bit discouraged (besides deadlines!)? Where do you look for inspiration, or what do you do when you feel ‘stuck’?

Getting out of the house really helps! Even a quick weekend away can totally recharge my batteries.

When and how did you decide to write professionally, and how did you decide on contemporary romance as your genre? If you wanted to try your hand at a different genre, which one would it be?

Confession: romance is not my first attempt! I’m also published in non-fiction and women’s fiction. It took me a while to find what I loved best.

What’s the best piece of advice or feedback you’ve received about being an author? What’s ONE tidbit can offer to those of us who are thinking about – or actually working on – their first novel? (Asking for a friend…LOL).

Learn to take criticism! Honest opinions about your work are invaluable.

Finally … How many books are you working on right now – alone or as a collaboration with another author (or authors)? What can readers look forward to in the last six months of 2016/early 2017? (Please, please, please say there’s more Jamie & Wes…!)

Elle Kennedy and I are writing a book for Blake and Jess, which begins at Wes and Jamie’s wedding! Title coming soon. In the meantime I’ll bring out STEADFAST (True North #2) in July, and ROOKIE MOVE (Brooklyn Bruisers #1) on September 6th.

Add STEADFAST  and ROOKIE MOVE to your Goodreads TBR, then Pre-Order them on Amazon!

STEADFAST   ROOKIE MOVE

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True North, a new series from Sarina Bowen — Triple Cover Reveal!

New York Times & USA Today best-selling author Sarina Bowen introduces

True North – a new contemporary romance series,

You can pre-order it today, exclusively from iTunes!

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Book 1:  Bittersweet

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then

some.

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True North Continues with…Keepsake and Steadfast

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