Monday, July 25, 2016

Love Blooms on Main Street {+ Giveaway}

It’s fun to be participating in the Release Week Blitz for LOVE BLOOMS ON MAIN STREET by author Olivia Miles.

LOVE BLOOMS ON MAIN STREET is the four installment in Olivia’s Briar Creek Series. As part of the celebration, Olivia is sharing and excerpt from the book and her “Top Five Things a Florist Doesn't Want to Receive as a Gift.” In addition, there’s a tour-wide giveaway for your chance to win a mass market copy of LOVE BLOOMS ON MAIN STREET. Please see the end of the post for more details.

◊ Author: Olivia Miles
◊ Series: The Briar Creek Series, #4
◊ On Sale: July 26, 2016
◊ Publisher: Forever
◊ Format: Mass Market & eBook
◊ Price: $5.99 USD (MM) & $4.99 USD (eBook)

Love is always in season . . .
          Florist Ivy Birch fantasizes about the day a man will surprise her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Especially if that man happens to be Brett Hastings. One stolen kiss at her best friend's wedding and Ivy can't get the sexy ER doctor out of her head.
          In the small town of Briar Creek, you can't avoid anyone for very long. Not that Brett has been trying to avoid Ivy. He just can't afford to let anything distract him from his work-not again. So when a hospital fundraiser throws them together, love is the last thing on his mind. But with her quick wit and sweet laugh, soon the one woman he's tried to keep at arm's length is capturing his heart...

The “Top Five Things a Florist Doesn't Want to Receive as a Gift

This is tricky, but I can imagine the following items would be less than appreciated…

     1.  A flower arrangement that doesn’t top what she is selling in the shop.
     2.  A boring vase
     3.  Gardening 101 book
    4.   An Idiots Guide to Flowers book
     5.  Yet another trinket with flowers on it

Now an excerpt from LOVE BLOOMS ON MAIN STREET for your reading pleasure.

          A small gasp escaped from her but was quickly silenced by the firm press of Brett’s mouth on hers. Unlike their last kiss, which had felt so tender, this time Brett was leaving no room for confusion about his intentions. She stiffened against his touch, trying to resist him, but pleasure pooled warm in her stomach and the space between her legs began to ache as he wrapped two arms around her waist and pulled her to his chest. 
          Oh, God. She wanted to fight this. The feeling he was stirring within her. The need for more. She opened her mouth to him, letting him in. He kissed her deeply, not giving her a chance to break away, and she wasn’t so sure she could, even if she wanted to. Her hands, which had been pushed off her hips by the strength of his arms, hung loosely at her sides, as if determined to stay out of this drama she was creating for herself, but, like her mouth, they lost the fight. She slid her hands up onto Brett’s arms, taking in every curve of his hard muscles, and up onto his shoulders as she leaned into him. His breath was heavy as he kissed her harder, and she parted her legs to let his slide between and press against the tightness that was building within her. 
          “What are we doing?” she asked when they finally came apart. She blinked up at him and resisted the urge to flatten his disheveled locks. I did that, she realized with a flutter. 
          “I don’t really know.” Brett’s voice was low and coarse. “But I like it.” 
          She firmed her mouth and smoothed her dress. Not good enough. 
          Turning to stare at the folding table, she felt her spirits begin to sag. She’d let him in again. Let him take her to places she’d wanted, to dream dreams that should have stayed in her unconscious. And nothing had changed. Men don’t change, Ivy. That’s what her mother had always said. When would she learn? 
          “Well, it can’t happen again,” she insisted. 
          “Oh no?” 
          She glanced back to see that slow, sexy smile. “No.” But even as she said it, her body was saying yes.


Mistletoe On Main Street, #1
A Match Made On Main Street, #2
Hope Springs On Main Street, #3
Love Blooms On Main Street, #4
Christmas Comes To Main Street, #5

LOVE BLOOMS ON MAIN STREET is available to purchase at the following sites:

Author Olivia Miles
Olivia Miles is a Chicago-based romance writer. Having grown up in New England, Olivia attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec before settling in Chicago where she lives with her husband, their daughter, and two ridiculously pampered pups.

When she is not chasing after her little ones, she is hard at work creating feisty heroines and alpha heroes with a heart. A city girl with a fondness for small-town charm, Olivia enjoys highlighting both ways of life in her stories.

For more on Olivia and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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This is a tour-wide giveaway for ten (10) mass market copies of LOVE BLOOMS ON MAIN STREET by Olivia Miles. For your chance to win a copy just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Thanks for stopping by today during Olivia’s blitz. Have you ever operated a florist or considered operating one? What do you think would be the most enjoyable part of operating a florist?


  1. Now that excerpt is hot...
    Congratulations to Olivia.
    I have never been a florist - but, like bookshops, they are shops which draw me in. Every time.

  2. Olivia, I'm sure a florist doesn't want a gift of flower anything!

  3. Sounds like a great series! I helped a friend with their flower shoppe for a few days, and I loved it! You are working with beautiful flowers and greenery, and the aromatherapy is awesome! You are helping people to connect with one another and you know that receiving a floral gift will surely make their day and bring about a lift in their spirits.

  4. It sounds like a cute series. I can barely grow flowers, so I don't think a flower shop is in my future.

  5. I like the flower theme for the series! And I bet florists get their fill of flowers!

  6. What a nice context for this series! And there's something about a hot romance for summer reading. Thanks for sharing, Mason.

  7. gorgeous people on that cover!

  8. This sounds very good thanks, she's a new author for me.


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