Monday, September 21, 2015

Linda Joyce Celebrates Re-Release of Bayou Born

Today is a special day for fellow Rose, award-winning author Linda Joyce. Linda's contemporary romance Bayou Born is re-released as a part of Amazon's Encore series.

Bayou Born is the first book the in Linda's Fleur de Lis series, and it’s a RONE Award Finalist. Bayou Bound and Bayou Beckons of the series are available. Linda is finishing the much-anticipated Bayou Brides. She also has a second series—The Sunflower Series. Book one, Her Heart’s Desire launched last month.

Welcome, Linda and congratulations! Please tell us about this special book.

In Bayou Born, you’ll meet Branna Lind and James Newbern in fictional Lakeview. There is a canine character, General Beauregard, who is very real. He is one of the three dogs in my family. He is very much a general—takes charge and full steam ahead. 

I hope you’ll enjoy the story of Branna and James: 

Branna Lind's self-esteem rests at the bottom of the Mississippi River. She’s canceled her "wedding of the decade" and refuses to say why. She wants life on her own terms—no ready-made job in the family business, no safety net of close-knit kin, and no more betrayal. Men are purely optional. 

College professor James Newbern prizes his bachelorhood. He knows beautiful women are high-maintenance trouble, and Branna fits that “type.” He is happy to avoid her until the college vice president assigns him to mentor the newest hire—Branna. 

Beau is certainly proud of his 'mom's' book.
Branna is on her way to a new life, but will the scars of the past send her running from love? Even if she faces the truth, will she ever convince James she truly is his "type"?

#southerncharm #smalltown #contemporary #romance

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  1. What a fantastic read, and I love the tie-in with your real-life pet (and a handsome fellow he is!) Best of luck with your re-release!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sandra. I know Bayou Born will have another excellent release.

  3. Hi Linda. Congrats! Good Luck with Bayou Born - Looks interesting.

    1. I so agree--the blurb is terrific and really makes one want to stop all work and immediately read :)

  4. Laura, isn't that photo precious! I wish I had a side-kick to help like that :) Thanks for being here.