Today we’re celebrating the release of book 5 in Kaira Rouda’s Laguna Beach series, LAGUNA DREAMS. All of the Laguna Beach novels can be read individually, or enjoy the entire five-book series. Here’s a bit about the book:
Welcome back to Laguna Beach . . .
Phillip Kensington has been a lucky man. His wine business is booming, he’s engaged and about to marry a woman he thought he loved. But she has changed since he slipped the ring on her finger. When Amanda, a beautiful stranger needs his help, he jumps into action. In the process, she helps him realize his future must change.
Amanda Crown is suffocating under the bright spotlight of her mother’s dreams for her future. Running off the studio lot in Hollywood after a particularly embarrassing scene, Amanda meets the man of her dreams. And then his fiancée. Amanda decides it’s time to follow her dreams and make a big move, what she didn’t realize was her step toward her future would bring her back into Phillip’s world.
Will he be able to take the steps to make their dreams come true?
Kaira shares her thoughts on release day…
Today’s a bittersweet book launch day for me! It’s sweet, because my latest contemporary romance novel, LAGUNA DREAMS, arrives in the world today. Bitter-ish, because, due to my new publisher and my pivot to writing domestic suspense, this will be my last romance novel for the year!
But that’s the thrill of the publishing world, really. I feel truly blessed to be working in the field of my dreams these past six years since my debut novel, HERE, HOME, HOPE came into the world. I’ve had the chance to meet amazing readers, fantastic writers and build a “second-act” career of my dreams. I was well on my path of releasing a women’s fiction novel once a year when I met Jane Porter, a fabulous author who publishes in both the women’s fiction and romance world. She convinced a somewhat reluctant me to give romance a try, and the result was WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON published in July of 2014. I’ve been writing romance, some say frenetically, ever since and loving every minute of it. Who doesn’t love happily ever after? Following the Indigo Island four-book series, I launched the Laguna Beach series set in my beautiful hometown. Today’s launch, LAGUNA DREAMS, is the culmination of both the series, and of my romance career. For now. Because who knows what the future holds. That’s the fun of the writer’s life.
LAGUNA DREAMS is the culmination of my Laguna Beach series, and of my romance-writing journey. It’s a happily ever after for my favorite characters, with a few bumps along the way. Amanda Crown is a reluctant Hollywood star looking for her future. Phillip Kensington’s wine business is booming, but his love life is a mess. These two meet by accident and sparks fly, but will he be able to take the steps necessary to make their dreams come true? I hope readers will enjoy LAGUNA DREAMS, available today in both eBook and audio book.
I’m so thankful for this chance to work in the publishing industry, for my friends in the romance world and women’s fiction world, including my Tall Poppy Writer team. And I’m so excited about the future thanks to my agent, Katie Shea Boutillier, and my publisher, Graydon House Books, a new imprint from Harlequin launching this fall. After today I’ll shift focus to my first Graydon House release, BEST DAY EVER, coming September 19th. As with all of my stories, romance and women’s fiction, BEST DAY EVER takes a look at what goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect lives. In this case, a domestic suspense tale where the perfect husband may not be what he seems.
All of this is my happily ever after. Thanks for sharing in it!
Kaira is a USA TODAY bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary fiction exploring what goes on behind closed doors of seemingly perfect lives. Novels include ALL THE DIFFERENCE, HERE, HOME, HOPE, IN THE MIRROR, THE GOODBYE YEAR and BEST DAY EVER, coming September 2017. Her modern beach romances include the Indigo Island series and the Laguna Beach series, also its own Kindle World.
She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: @KairaRouda; and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books. For more please visit wwww.KairaRouda.com.