Hi everyone, on April 12th More Than I Wished For releases. It’s Chase and Noelle’s complete story in one book for the first time. All stories previously appeared in the Season of Anthologies.
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More Than I Wished For trilogy
Release Date: April 12, 2016
Author: Merry Holly
Publisher: Lan Hop Independently published
Word Count: 75,000
Page Count: 241
ISBN E: 978-0-996-3821-7-5
More Than I Wished For book information:
Book Description: A whirlwind holiday romance, a rushed wedding, to relocating tropical Island of , challenge Chase and Noelle as they adjust to each other and life as a couple.
Noel Noel Noel by Merry Holly
Season of Magic
Dumped and lonely, is it possible to find love at the local mall? Noelle thinks not, but a chance encounter with Chase Clayborne while Christmas shopping has her rethinking her rigid set of rules as sparks flare between them.
A Wedding and a Promise by Merry Holly
Season of Love
A Christmas engagement leads to a Valentine Wedding. Noelle wants to slow down the wedding while she and Chase get to know each other better. In her opinion 63 days of dating is too soon to marry a person.
Marriage wasn’t on Chase’s mind when he headed home for the holidays. But a chance meeting sends him straight into Noelle’s arms. Once he laid eyes on her his heart was gone forever. But he has a secret. One he’s afraid to tell her for fear she’ll break the engagement.
Noelle’s Surprise by Merry Holly
Season of Surprises
Married life isn’t what she thought it would be. Now life changing news has Noelle trying to find the right time to tell Chase it. Lately they’ve been arguing more and more. Maybe they married too soon.
Frustrated at Noelle’s unhappiness, Chase has tried everything to combat it. But her mood swings are driving him crazy. When he finds a brochure on plastic surgery, he flips out. His beautiful wife doesn’t need it. How can he finish the project he’s working on while keeping her happy and on the island until its completion?
In a season filled with secrets, Noelle’s got a big one—it will change their lives forever. How will Chase react to the news?
More Than I Wished For
Excerpt: Noelle’s Surprise
The plane bounced on the tarmac a couple of times before it settled and taxied down the runway. Chase smiled at her when she loosened her death grip on his hand. This was it—their new home for the next nine months. Would she like it? Adjust? Noelle certainly hoped so. Paradise or not, she didn’t know anyone but Chase here. How would she fit in with his clients? Pushing those thoughts away for another time, she decided to enjoy her last week with him before he started work on his next project. All to herself, mmmm! What would she do with him? A smile tugged at the corner of her mouth. Oh yeah, she knew exactly what she was going to do with him and to him.
“What’s the smile for?”
“You’ll find out when you take me home,” she whispered.
Standing, she stretched, working out the kinks in her back before reaching into the overhead bin for their bags.
“I’ll get that, darling,” Chase said, pushing out of his seat, crouched over like a pretzel as not to hit his head on the plane’s ceiling.
She stepped forward to allow him to climb into the aisle behind her. “Thanks, honey, it feels good to stretch.” With that she rubbed her lower back.
“I’ll take care of that too, shortly,” he said, his voice husky with need.
Hot glowing coals splotched across her face. Quickly she looked around to make sure no one had overheard him. “Behave.”
People started moving forward, pushing her and Chase along the aisle to disembark the plane, interrupting their conversation. And a good thing too, she thought. Would this feeling of love and want ever abate? She hoped not. The warm, humid air hit her in the face as she stepped up to the exit. Palm trees everywhere she looked swayed in the soft ocean breeze beyond the runway. Airport personnel wearing shorts in February all seemed so foreign to her. It was a wonderful welcome after leaving the snowy skies of Connecticut. Though that first hour in the air was touch and go, turbulence rocked the plane like a boat on rough seas. Thoughts of death plagued her as she downed vodka and tonics faster than Andrew Miller could throw a pitch for the Yankees. She believed Chase still had her nail marks in his forearm.
While Chase collected their luggage, Noelle decided to head to the door to hail a cab to save time and started walking away from him.
“Noelle,” Chase called out.
“I’m going to grab a cab.” The floral, peppery air filled her senses. It smelled delicious.
He caught up to her with their suitcases under his arms and pointed. Naturally he thought of everything. A big shiny limo parked at the curb, a driver holding up a sign with their name on it both thrilled and embarrassed her.
Their name. Her name. Mr. & Mrs. Chase Clayborne in big letters it announced to the world we’re a unit. Two weeks ago she was Noelle Eve Barnes. Today she was Noelle Clayborne. And she loved how it sounded.
The driver took their bags while Chase helped her into the backseat. Stepping in from the humid air into the frigid air-conditioned car sent waves of shivers up and down her arms and legs. Her yellow sundress offered no warmth.
“Well, Mrs. Clayborne, what do you think?” Chase asked.
“It’s beautiful. I want to see the rest of the island today. Will we have time?”
“Time stands still here. This week is yours. Anything you want to do, we do.” He draped his arm around her shoulder, pulled her in close, and rubbed his hands up and down her arms to warm her.
All Stories in More Than I Wished For appeared in the Season of Anthologies.
I loved how each story ended with the author sharing a favorite, delicious-sounding recipe.
5 stars. Heartwarming Holiday Tales. A Season of Magic is a great read. Five heartwarming tales of love, romance and food. Did I mention the recipes? I can’t wait to try making my own homemade Rosie’s Christmas Cookies. You can’t go wrong with this collection after all it is reading and cooking in one!
5 stars, Delightful Reads Seasons of Love, a Box Set containing five delightful novellas by noted romance authors, is a perfect choice for times you need a break from the craziness of our world. Each story is different, yet compelling in its own way. In Wedding and a Promise by Merry Holly, a prospective bride is concerned when she realizes her fiancé is filthy rich and there’s so much she doesn’t know about him. In Bobbi Lerman’s Unexpected Match, a nurse hooks up with a restored coma patient to whom she’s revealed her innermost thoughts. Stacy Hoff had me craving chocolate in Love Delights, when coworkers compete for a promotion and end up you know where. Beachcomber Valentine is actually part of by Stephanie Queen’s Beachcomber Series, continuing the angst between two detectives who lust after each other but can’t quite get it together. I loved multi-published Gerri Brousseau’s English caper, Puppy Love. Two dogs, who are smitten, lead a wealthy Lord to find true love. All the stories in this volume are light and fun to read—a good reason to buy the book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous collection of holiday stories
5 stars, Season of Surprises is a lovely collection of stories that will get you in the holiday mood early! In Merry Holly’s story, Noelle’s Surprise, Noelle and Chase and a small circle of associates confront one another in questions of trust under the glare of the Florida sun. It takes Christmas in July to shed light on their true situations. To read more of this review and other 5 star ones click on this link: http://www.amazon.com/Season-Surprises-Holiday-Box-Set-ebook/dp/B014LZJRVM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1460043988&sr=8-1&keywords=season+of+surprises#customerReviews
Marian Lanouette aka Merry Holly information
One of ten children Marian Lanouette/Merry Holly took up writing to explore new and adventurous places. While her friends traveled on planes for vacation, Marian/Merry traveled in books. With an overactive imagination she started creating her own characters and stories. Marian’s first book If I Fail, A Jake Carrington Mystery was followed up with Burn in Hell the following winter.
The Season of Anthologies are Marian/Merry’s brain child. The books in the series include the following; Season of Magic Holiday Box Set (2014), Season of Love (2015), Season of Surprises Holiday Box Set (2015) and Season of Thrills mystery/suspense/ thriller box set (2015). Season of Magic hit the Amazon Bestselling list. She plans many more books in the Season of Series.
An avid reader, she discovered her love of mysteries by reading the Daily News as a youngster. Intrigued by the real life crimes, and how the police worked and eventually solved cases, ignited her imagination beyond the ordinary. Her love of romance and adventure came about while reading the gossip columns.
Marian has many books planned for Jake Carrington and his crew. The third book in the series Mated for Life will be out in late 2016 as will Season of Promises Box Set.
Links for Merry Holly/Marian Lanouette:
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Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/Marian-Lanouette/e/B0095YFGZ6/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1459967640&sr=8-2-ent
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