Friday, May 23, 2014

Book Blast: Essence by Mackenzie Lucas

available in late June
All Haven Jameson ever wanted was to own a little piece of paradise. Now, she does, having established a
successful luxury spa in St. Augustine, Florida. But when the property next door is sold to a mega developer and
his pro-golf celebrity brother, who design trendy, bustling playgrounds for the rich and famous, she fears her
dream could slip away. Confronted by her late husband’s infidelity, Haven learns everything she believed about
her marriage was a lie. She finally sets aside her grief and opens her heart to loving the widowed pro-golfer. Haven
discovers that living a safe, loveless life is far worse than embracing passion and taking a chance on a man who’s
vowed never to love again.
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“I will not let some greedy land developer ruin everything I’ve worked so hard to build.”
Haven Jameson slapped the palm of her hand flat onto her desk with a loud thwack. “Owww.”
She rubbed her stinging hand.
Failure wasn’t an option. Sure, it was always a present danger as she forged her way
to the top, struggling to establish Essence here in St. Augustine. She’d had plenty of sleepless
nights while trying to make a success of her upscale boutique spa chain.
A month ago, the St. Augustine location opened to a raging success and received
accolades from the highest society clients who’d she’d given complimentary stays during
opening week.
“Unfortunately, Haven, I don’t think you’ll have much say over who buys the land,”
Sally, Haven’s business partner and best friend, said, sitting across the desk from her. “Imogen
Carmichael will have the last word. She usually does. She sold you this plot of land. And for
some reason, I sure as heck can’t figure out, she held on to the adjacent tract. She could have
sold you the whole parcel at the same time, but she didn’t. I don’t know what goes on in that
woman’s mind. She seems a little off-kilter to me.”
“Don’t be mean, Sally. She’s a little eccentric for a woman in her late fifties, but not
“Me? Mean? Never. I’m not the one who waits for a successful, luxury, full-service spa
to open next door before I announce I’m offering a prime piece of real estate adjoining it for sale.
She could ruin us. We’ve sunk so much time and money into this location. What happens if she
sells to a developer who wants to put in a boardwalk and a Ferris wheel? Or she decides the offer
from Joe’s Wacky Used Car World is right?”
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 About The Author
Mackenzie Lucas is an avid reader of genre fiction. She writes contemporary and paranormal romance, and listens
to an eclectic mix of music. She loves a good story, whether it’s an erotic short, a full-length romance novel, or the
narrative slice-of-life found in country music. In any story, emotional integrity and authenticity are most important
to her as well as a big dose of romping hot sexual tension. She enjoys smart-mouthed, sexy heroines, hunky alpha
heroes who know how to take care of their women, and plot twists that surprise her, but most of all, she just
wants to experience the satisfying emotional arc of a character falling in love and finding what he or she needs
most in life.
Mac is a small-town country girl with a world-traveler’s heart. She grew up in the Allegheny Mountains of
Pennsylvania and she’s lived in Dublin, Ireland, within throwing distance of New York City in Long Island, and now
in the Washington, D.C. area. She obtained her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Dickinson College
and received her M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She’s currently an author, a writing
coach, a mother, and a wife.
With Mackenzie Lucas—whether you’re reading her light paranormal romance or her small-town-based
contemporary romance—you’ll always find a heart-warming love story about connectedness, community, and
emotional authenticity. And, no, it doesn’t hurt that all her heroes are panty-melting gorgeous alphas and all their
sexy, sensually aware heroines know how to stand up to them, give no quarter, and love them just as they are.
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  1. This is new to me but I like that excerpt. Seems like an interesting book. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by!