Helloooooooo! I’ve got some exciting news to share today, but first, here’s more from Steeped in Love!

Continuing from where we left off, now switching to Addie’s POV:

Addie absentmindedly stirred her tea as Jonathan prattled on about…God only knows what. She was too distracted by his chiseled muscles to give a damn. Based on appearance alone, this guy was a winner. But she doubted her great-aunt Edna would have approved. She always used to say that attractive men don’t make good husbands. Something about them having too much testosterone and not enough brain power to know when to keep it in their pants. 

Well, Edna was the main reason why she was doing this in the first place–searching for Mr. Right. Using a tried and true formula passed down from the woman who’d gifted her with her first bike, and then later, the first home she could call her own. She’d inherited her great-aunt’s house, along with a tidy sum of money, after she died close to a year ago. She never expected to be a homeowner until she got married and had kids, but she was no closer to that than she was at twenty.

Here’s the blurb:

Addie Mitchell is a pie-on-the-fly entrepreneur who’s finally ready to settle down in the big, empty house her late great-aunt Edna left to her. Frustrated with her lack of success in romance, Addie turns to another gift her great-aunt passed on to her—the art of reading tea leaves—to aid her in her search for the ideal mate. 

Novelist Ethan Holtz is having a hard time sinking his teeth into his next project, but he finds Addie fascinating. Mainly for her ability to make her dates disappear in fifteen minutes or less. He can’t help but eavesdrop on her dates in the local coffee shop, his writing haven, and soon finds himself taking pointers on what not to do from her failed suitors.

Though her methods seem nothing short of mad, he falls fast and hard for the pixie-haired pie-pusher. She thinks they’re all wrong for each other, but Ethan teams up with the tea leaves to prove they’re so right.

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Okay, about that exciting news…I’m very delighted to report that Steeped in Love is a finalist in the First Coast Romance Writers Beacon Contest! Even better still, both judges gave it a perfect score! The final round will be judged by an agent and editor, so cross your fingers for me, folks! 🙂 In other news, I survived my camping/hiking trip in the Adirondacks this past week. More on that in Wednesday’s blog! Have a fantastic week, my friends!

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