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Christmas in Kentbury release

Title: Christmas in Kentbury
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 12, 2018

 

Blurb
Knightly
If practice makes perfect, I should excel at pretending that Heath
Miller doesn’t affect me. That I’m immune to that wide jaw, taut body, and the
unique woodsy-aftershave-engine-oil scent that makes my ovaries explode.
Since before I could walk, he’s been my champion. My best friend. The
one problem I can’t solve. Why? If I tell him I love him, I’ll lose him and his
adorable daughter. Maybe the best Christmas gift I can give him—and myself—is
to turn in the keys to my B&B and put some distance between us.
Heath
I’ve made my share of mistakes. Lost my MIT scholarship, came home to
fix cars and romance Kentbury’s female tourists—until I wound up a single
father. For all eight years of Cassie’s life, Knightly’s been my anchor.
I’ve changed. Cassie’s the best part of me, and Knightly’s been there
every step of the way. But as Christmas lays its mantle of magic over Kentbury,
she drops a bomb—she’s following a dream to New York City. I’ve got one week to
do everything, say everything I’ve never dared. To convince my best friend to
be mine—ours—for all the holidays to come.

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Excerpt

Prologue
Heath
I hate
surprises almost as much as I hate Sunday brunch at my parents. My family and I
don’t get along. It’s a cliché, but we’re like water and oil. I became
everything they hate and I hate everything they represent. My parents are
judgmental. During my late teens and up until a few months ago, I fucked
around—a lot—in every sense.
Needless to
say, I lost my scholarship to MIT during my sophomore year. The dean called me
irresponsible. My parents wrote me off as a failure until I came back to
Kentbury to take over my uncle’s car repair shop after he died. I try to keep
myself out of trouble and off the town’s radar. I steer away from the women in
town. But I do have fun with the tourists who stay at the lodge. It’s simple.
They’re here for a week or a weekend. Then they’re gone for good.
“But I ran
out of luck,” I sigh and look down.
In the
bouncy chair lies Cassie, my one-month-old baby. The fuss of black hair is
covered by a pink hat. Her arms aloft as if dreaming of cuddling her mother. I
slide my pinky into her open hand and watch as her fingers curl around it. I
feel her soft breath on the back of my hand. Already the tension is melting
away as I watch my sweet little girl sleep in peace. She’s so innocent, she
doesn’t know that our lives have been forever changed again.
“Maybe I
just got lucky,” I whisper close to her ear. “You and I are going to make it
work. I’ll make your proud little one.”
There’s a
slight knock on the door. I kiss her tiny hand before I open it for Knightly.
“That must
be, Knightly, coming to save the day,” I whisper to Cassie and kiss her tiny
hand.
There’s so
much I could tell her about my best friend, but not enough time. I only tell
Cassie what’s important, “She’s going to become your favorite person. We call
her Lee for short.”
When I
swing the door open, I finally relax. Lee’s here.
Her big
brown eyes narrow locking her gaze at me. “I need a big explanation,” she says
handing me the shopping bags she carries with her.
“Hello,
Lee,” I greet her and stare at all the bags she brought as she unzips her blue
parka.
“I got
everything that you asked for,” she says. Bishop is bringing the big items.
What do you need that for?”
Her voice
is neutral, but I know her well. She’s easy to read. The expression on her face
matches her mood. I know when she’s excited about something. I can tell when
she’s tired or cranky. Or, like right now, when she’s upset that I’m keeping
her in the dark. As she takes off all her winter gear and sets her snow boots
on the plastic tray, I close the door avoiding the sight of her body.
I like to
think of Lee Harris as my best friend. One of the boys. She’s the kid who I
hung out with since she could walk. I endless practice not noticing her sweet
curves or the way her long, dark, curly hair cascades over her shoulders once
she takes off her hat. I’m a shitty person and can’t do relationships. I’d
never do anything to jeopardize my relationship with Lee. Ever.
I tilt my
head toward the living room. “Follow me.”
“Oh my God,
did Santa bring me a baby?” She claps once and takes out the tube of hand
sanitizer that she always carries around.
Without
asking, she snaps the belt of the bouncy chair open and takes her into her
arms.
“Hey,
beautiful, welcome to Kentbury. You’re going to love this place.”
Cassie snuggles
closer to Lee who looks beautiful holding my baby. I swallow hard and remind
myself that she’s a friend who deserves a lot more than a guy who sucks at
life.
“You’re not
going to ask anything?”
“The mom
came to the lodge earlier, asking for you.” She sweeps my body with her gaze.
“Tall, dark hair, light blue eyes and was friends with the Lodge’s owner.”
Lee rolls
her eyes and sighs.
“You and
Kingston need to stop sleeping around or…” Lee touches her mouth lightly with
the tips of her fingers. “Oops, it happened.”
“You
could’ve warned me.” I grit my teeth.
“I
could’ve.” She shrugs. “Maybe next time.”
I glare at
her. She’s not funny but I don’t have the energy to deal with her banter.
Though, maybe she doesn’t have much energy either because she’s not as witty as
usual.  
“How are
you handling the news?” She asks with a serious tone, though her gaze remains
on Cassie.
“I’m
dealing, I guess,” I close my eyes briefly taking a deep breath. “Can you
picture me as a father?”
I gesture
to myself, showing her the hot mess that I am. Then, point to the
apartment I live in which is above the car shop.
“I’m a
fucked-up guy who can’t finish anything. I can’t even get along with my
parents. What am I supposed to do with a baby?”
“Love her,”
she answers.
“You should
give yourself some credit, Heath. She has the best dad in the world, and you
two have me and my family.”
I smile at
her and say the obvious, “I can always count on you.”
Lee studies
Cassie. She smiles at her, but her face looks a little saddened. Her brown eyes
are slightly red and watery. Was she crying? I’m sure it’s nothing. Later, when
I’m not busy with my baby I’ll ask her what’s wrong. In the meantime, I have to
learn how to be a dad.
Maybe I can
find a book on how to be a father online. It worked with the car shop, and so
far, I’ve managed it well enough.

 

 

Author Bio
Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling
author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children
and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband
who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to
find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high
quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact. 
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Christmas in Kentbury Cover Reveal!

 

Title: Christmas in Kentbury
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Andie B.
Release Date: December 12, 2018

 

Blurb
Knightly
If practice makes perfect, I should excel at pretending that Heath
Miller doesn’t affect me. That I’m immune to that wide jaw, taut body, and the
unique woodsy-aftershave-engine-oil scent that makes my ovaries explode.
Since before I could walk, he’s been my champion. My best friend. The
one problem I can’t solve for me is him. Why? If I tell him I love him, I’ll lose him and his
adorable daughter. Maybe the best Christmas gift I can give him—and myself—is
to turn in the keys to my B&B and put some distance between us.
Heath
I’ve made my share of mistakes. Lost my MIT scholarship, came home to
fix cars and romance Kentbury’s female tourists—until I wound up a single
father. For all eight years of Cassie’s life, Knightly’s been my anchor.
I’ve changed. Cassie’s the best part of me, and Knightly’s been there
every step of the way. But as Christmas lays its mantle of magic over Kentbury,
she drops a bomb—she’s following a dream to New York City. I’ve got one week to
do everything, say everything I’ve never dared. To convince my best friend to
be mine—ours—for all the holidays to come.

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Excerpt

Prologue
Heath

I hate surprises almost as much as I hate Sunday brunch at my parents. My family and I don’t get along. It’s a cliché, but we’re like water and oil. I became everything they hate and I hate everything they represent. My parents are judgmental. During my late teens and up until a few months ago, I fucked around—a lot—in every sense.

Needless to say, I lost my scholarship to MIT during my sophomore year. The dean called me irresponsible. My parents wrote me off as a failure until I came back to Kentbury to take over my uncle’s car repair shop after he died. I try to keep myself out of trouble and off the town’s radar. I steer away from the women in town. But I do have fun with the tourists who stay at the lodge. It’s simple. They’re here for a week or a weekend. Then they’re gone for good.

“But I ran out of luck,” I sigh and look down.

In the bouncy chair lies Cassie, my one-month-old baby. The fuss of black hair is covered by a pink hat. Her arms aloft as if dreaming of cuddling her mother. I slide my pinky into her open hand and watch as her fingers curl around it. I feel her soft breath on the back of my hand. Already the tension is melting away as I watch my sweet little girl sleep in peace. She’s so innocent, she doesn’t know that our lives have been forever changed.

“Maybe I just got lucky,” I whisper close to her ear. “You and I are going to make it work. I’ll make you proud little one.”

There’s a slight knock on the door. I kiss her tiny hand before I open it for Knightly.

“That must be, Knightly, coming to save the day,” I whisper to Cassie and kiss her tiny hand.

There’s so much I could tell her about my best friend, but not enough time. I only tell Cassie what’s important, “She’s going to become your favorite person. We call her Lee for short.”

When I swing the door open, I finally relax. Lee’s here.

Her big brown eyes narrow locking her gaze at me. “I need a big explanation,” she says handing me the shopping bags she carries with her.

“Hello, Lee,” I greet her and stare at all the bags she brought as she unzips her blue parka.

“I got everything that you asked for,” she says. Bishop is bringing the big items. What do you need that for?”

Her voice is neutral, but I know her well. She’s easy to read. The expression on her face matches her mood. I know when she’s excited about something. I can tell when she’s tired or cranky. Or, like right now, when she’s upset that I’m keeping her in the dark. As she takes off all her winter gear and sets her snow boots on the plastic tray, I close the door avoiding the sight of her body.

I like to think of Lee Harris as my best friend. One of the boys. She’s the kid who I hung out with since she could walk. I endless practice not noticing her sweet curves or the way her long, dark, curly hair cascades over her shoulders once she takes off her hat. I’m a shitty person and can’t do relationships. I’d never do anything to jeopardize my relationship with Lee. Ever.

I tilt my head toward the living room. “Follow me.”

“Oh my God, did Santa bring me a baby?” She claps once and takes out the tube of hand sanitizer that she always carries around.

Without asking, she snaps the belt of the bouncy chair open and takes her into her arms.

“Hey, beautiful, welcome to Kentbury. You’re going to love this place.”

Cassie snuggles closer to Lee who looks beautiful holding my baby. I swallow hard and remind myself that she’s a friend who deserves a lot more than a guy who sucks at life.

“You’re not going to ask anything?”

“The mom came to the lodge earlier, asking for you.” She sweeps my body with her gaze. “Tall, dark hair, light blue eyes and was friends with the Lodge’s owner.”

Lee rolls her eyes and sighs.

“You and Kingston need to stop sleeping around or…” Lee touches her mouth lightly with the tips of her fingers. “Oops, it happened.”

“You could’ve warned me.” I grit my teeth.

“I could’ve.” She shrugs. “Maybe next time.”

I glare at her. She’s not funny but I don’t have the energy to deal with her banter. Though, maybe she doesn’t have much energy either because she’s not as witty as usual.

“How are you handling the news?” She asks with a serious tone, though her gaze remains on Cassie.

“I’m dealing, I guess,” I close my eyes briefly taking a deep breath. “Can you picture me as a father?”

I gesture to myself, showing her the hot mess that I am. Then, point to the apartment I live in which is above the car shop.

“I’m a fucked-up guy who can’t finish anything. I can’t even get along with my parents. What am I supposed to do with a baby?”

“Love her,” she answers.

“You should give yourself some credit, Heath. She has the best dad in the world, and you two have me and my family.”

I smile at her and say the obvious, “I can always count on you.”

Lee studies Cassie. She smiles at her, but her face looks a little saddened. Her brown eyes are slightly red and watery. Was she crying? I’m sure it’s nothing. Later, when I’m not busy with my baby I’ll ask her what’s wrong. In the meantime, I have to learn how to be a dad.

Maybe I can find a book on how to be a father online. It worked with the car shop, and so far, I’ve managed it well enough.

 

Author Bio
Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling
author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children
and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband
who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to
find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high
quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact. 
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My One Despair Release

Title: My One Despair
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction
Release Date: November 1, 2018

 

Blurb
Once, they shared one soul. Can hope heal years of
despair and broken dreams?
Music is all I know. It saved me as a kid. It brings me fame
and fortune now. But what am I, the famous Gage Rodin, doing at night when I’m
on the road and can’t sleep? Googling her. Tess Hades, the
girl who still haunts my dreams and my lyrics.
She arrived like a quiet storm, a wild thing with eyes
guarded to the world. But she let me into the deep end of her beautifully
broken soul. When we were together, life was simple. When my life got
complicated, she did what she thought was the right thing. She let me go.
While she’s been out saving the wild creatures of the world,
my muse has fed on the memory of our life together. But now everything in my
world is shifting again, and not in a good way. I’m not certain I have the
strength to bear another devastating loss, so I find myself reaching for
something as rare and elusive as the perfect song lyric.
The one woman who never gave up hope…

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Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling
author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children
and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband
who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to
find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high
quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact. 
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“Can I get a drink?”

“A dirty martini?” he asked and stared at me for a bit. The anger in his eyes had disappeared. There was some humor in those mesmerizing green eyes. “Nah, that’s not your type of drink.”

“You know my type of drink?”

He walked around to the other side of the bar, leaned in closer to me and spoke. “I could try to guess.”

“Guess my drink?” I said, unable to come up with any original words because the intensity of his eyes hypnotized me. “I just want a dirty martini.”

“Dirty martini isn’t you.” His warm breath caressed my neck, making me shiver.

Suddenly, I wanted to feel the warmth of his hands all over my body, for that electrical current we created to charge my entire being. I wanted to listen to that spellbinding voice of his all night long.

 

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Title: My One Despair
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction
Cover Design: Amy Queau
Release Date: November 1, 2018

 

Blurb
Once, they shared one soul. Can hope heal years of
despair and broken dreams?
Music is all I know. It saved me as a kid. It brings me fame
and fortune now. But what am I, the famous Gage Rodin, doing at night when I’m
on the road and can’t sleep? Googling her. Tess Hades, the
girl who still haunts my dreams and my lyrics.
She arrived like a quiet storm, a wild thing with eyes
guarded to the world. But she let me into the deep end of her beautifully
broken soul. When we were together, life was simple. When my life got
complicated, she did what she thought was the right thing. She let me go.
While she’s been out saving the wild creatures of the world,
my muse has fed on the memory of our life together. But now everything in my
world is shifting again, and not in a good way. I’m not certain I have the
strength to bear another devastating loss, so I find myself reaching for
something as rare and elusive as the perfect song lyric.
The one woman who never gave up hope…

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Title: Flawed
Series: The Everhart Brothers #1
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 7, 2017

 

Blurb
Hunter
Given a choice, I’d date a woman who doesn’t know who I am.
Like the blue-eyed woman I meet on sidewalk, tears streaming down her cheeks.
The one who triggers what my overprotective older brothers call my “Everhart
Complex”—the uncontrollable urge to erase someone else’s pain.
This little character flaw could shred me if I let it.
That’s why I don’t do family law. But it’s who I am. Who I became after my
parents died.
Willow
Nothing says “successful adult” like living with my
grandfather and having my little sister as my boss. But with my acting career
stalled and my checking account in single digits, playing receptionist at
Beesley Enterprises is a bearable humiliation.
Until he walks into the office. The man I met on the
sidewalk on the worst night of my career. Mr. I’m-Going-To-Fix-Your-Life—as if
I’d let him. Because just for a moment, I felt safe. I felt something besides
numbness. And dammit, if I let my ice queen façade crack, I’ll be worse than
back to square one. I could fall off the edge entirely…

 

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Title: Fervent
Series: The Everhart Brothers #2
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 27, 2017
Blurb
Luna
Finally, I’ve got a chance to prove I belong undercover, not
riding a support desk. Or making babies to please my abuela. My job is to save
the babies. The children disappearing down NYC’s human trafficking rathole.
I’ll use any legal connection to do it. My horoscope warned
me no to give in to blind impulse, but god help me, Harrison Everhart makes me
want to close my eyes and leap. That would be the biggest mistake of my career.
Maybe my life.
Harrison
I work the kind of high-intelligence security that bends the
law forward, backward, and sideways to let New Yorkers live in blissful
ignorance. But maybe it’s time for some remedial training, because one minute,
Luna Galvez is lighting up my darkness with her angel eyes.
The next, she’s kicking my ass.
Skills like hers are wasted in the FBI. Whether she likes it
or not, from now on, we’re partners. Because after my ex-Ranger brothers and I
help her nail the bad guys, I’m putting her on the payroll. And by my
side—forever.

 

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Title: Found
Series: The Everhart Brothers #3
Author: Claudia Burgoa
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2018
Blurb
All I’ve ever wanted was for someone to choose me. My mother
didn’t. My father didn’t. The beautiful boy next door, who grew up to marry me,
didn’t. Neither did the next man with whom I thought my heart was safe.
Back in the Bay area, three thousand miles from New York
City, I can start fresh. Become one with the sea again, rise or fall on the
tide of my own choices. But on the first day of my bright new life, the darkest
shadows of my past follow me through my office door. The two men whose names
are definitely not on my five-year plan.
If I let it consume me—my need for one man, my love for the
other—the darkness will swallow me whole. I can’t let that happen. Not again.
This time, the waves of emotion crashing against my heart won’t drown me. This
time, I get to choose my happy ending.
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Claudia grew up with a childhood
that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. 
She lives in Colorado working for a small IT company, managing her household
filled with three confused dogs, her geek husband, two daughters wrought with
fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works
continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she
consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity
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Cover Reveal

Surprise Announcement & Cover Reveal!

I’ve been keeping a secret and am beyond excited to take part in this SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT!!

Join over two dozen other authors as they bring you The CARDS OF LOVE COLLECTION.

Pick your card.
Choose your fate.
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Pick another card.
Fall in love all over again.
Which card will you choose?

All of the Cards of Love stories are STANDALONES. Each book will be released this October.

Contributing authors include:
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CARDS OF LOVE: KNIGHT OF WANDS by Claudia Burgoa is releasing October 3rd. Be sure to add this emotional friends-to-lovers romance to your TBR: http://bit.ly/KnightofWands

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About Cards of Love: Knight of Wands:

A chance for a sweet future, or a recipe for disaster?

Kaitlynn

My dream was to cook my way to fame and fortune, not run myself ragged keeping my late parents’ quaint Savannah restaurant afloat. My sister is useless, I’m chronically short-staffed, and even Gertie, my antiquated oven, hates me.

Then in charges Oliver, like a Golden Knight. He’s hunky and charming and makes others feel at ease. He’s earnest and kind, optimistic and extroverted. My best friend. My sister’s ex. Picking up the slack like he never left all those years ago. Making my body shiver with the lightest touch, the slightest smile. It would be so easy to let him be my knight in shining armor. But I can’t let him, even though he makes Gertie purr like a kitten.

Oliver

I practically grew up waiting tables alongside KitKat. She’s a brilliant chef, but it’s clear she’s no manager. I’ve noticed other changes in her since her letters stopped coming to me in Iraq. There’s fire burning in her green eyes—and pain.

The kiss was meant to comfort. But it explodes into searing passion so white-hot, not even the tallest, iciest sweet tea can quench it. I shouldn’t try. She doesn’t want help, especially not mine. But a kiss like that is the beginning of a promise. A promise that won’t stop until I help her find her dream.

After you’re done try your luck again and pick another card. Fall in love all over again!