It’s time for the April New Series Spotlight! If you love series books as much as we do, you’ll know that there are tons of them out there, and we don’t always find out about them right when they come out. So we are trying to help you find some new series reads. Each month we will feature a new up and coming series that we think you should know about!
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Fiona Lowe won a RITA award last year for her Carina Press novel Boomerang Bride. She has been writing contemporary romance for years now, and is excited to share with us her new series, Wedding Fever, which will feature three books all based around weddings. The first book, Saved by the Bride, is out now.
New Series Description
Weddings That WOW! The series is set in the small north woods Wisconsin town of Whitetail where the residents have always thrown great weddings for their own citizens. Why not spread the love beyond those who live in town and save their town from the ravages of the global economic slowdown at the same time? Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time….
How did the idea come about
I live in a small town and it’s hard finding ways to stand out and survive in tough economic times. We had just received the news that one of our town’s major employers was pulling out and the news had people reeling and everyone was talking about how we needed to attract industry to our town. Everyone was wracking their brains for inspiration.
That weekend, my husband and I went to a big city wedding. It was a fabulous night and no expense had been spared. In fact, I felt a bit ‘country’, not that it stopped me from having an amazing time but I knew a lot of money had been spent on the wedding. It got me pondering about the wedding industry and suddenly I had an idea for a story.
As for the characters, the best stories come out of pairing up opposites who want totally different things, so I made Finn a rich, Chicago businessman and Annika, a small town girl trying to save her town from financial ruin. I threw in family dynamics, divorced parents, a sister planning the society wedding of the year and voilà! I had the story for Saved By The Bride.
There are three books planned for now. Saved By The Bride (April ), Picture Perfect Wedding (August) and Runaway Groom (January 2014).
Set against the backdrop of the Whitetail, the small town with a big heart, each book follows two different couples as they work their way towards their own HEA. The books have been described as laugh out loud funny with heart. In Saved By The Bride, Annika Jacobsen is busy helping out people with their problems because that means she doesn’t have time to face or deal with her own.
In Picture Perfect Wedding, the pace changes. Luke Anderson is a local dairy farmer who’s having a bit of a quarter-life crisis when he meets Erin, a wedding photographer who will do almost anything to get permission to shoot a wedding in Luke’s sunflower field. Luke doesn’t have time for nonsense and sunflowers are a crop for his cows and covered bridges aren’t romantic, they just protect the bridge from black ice.
The final book, Runaway Groom, features Ben, an Australian on a road trip who has every intent of avoiding anything and everything to do with weddings. Nothing would make him spend time in a wedding town but fate has different ideas that come in the form of Amy, our between jobs lawyer.
To get a feel for the trilogy, watch the book trailer! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78-leTYypnw
The Wedding Fever trilogy is my first series since winning the 2012 RITA for best Single Title Contemporary Romance with my cross-cultural (USA/Australian) novel, Boomerang Bride. I also write for Harlequin medical romance. Saved By The Bride is my 21st novel.