Wisconsin Weddings!

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21 years ago today, we flew out of Australia with our 8 month old baby and landed in Wisconsin, where EVERYTHING was different. We had the best few years there and loved every minute. I’ve set four wedding themed books there including Picture Perfect Wedding set on a dairy farm in the dairy state 🙂 If you haven’t read Rita award-winning Boomerang Bride or the Wedding Fever series, read all about them at finoalowe.com and grab a copy today where all eBooks are sold. Happy Anniversary to us!

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Book Sale; grab a deal!

9781488756498_0914_SavedByTheBride_CVRCarina Press has Saved By The Bride, book one in my Wedding Fever trilogy, on sale for 99 cents where all eBooks are sold!  What a great way to try the first book in the trilogy and if you enjoy it, you have the delight of knowing there are two other books you can lose youself in 🙂

Reviews are enthusiastic! “...Saved by the Bride has such a wonderful humour and sense of fun about it. Fiona Lowe, you have created a couple, and a town, that you just can’t help but cheer for.” 5/5 My Written Romance 

You can read some reviews here

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So what’s it’s about?

Welcome to Whitetail, Wisconsin, future home of Weddings that WOW!

As acting mayor, Annika will do anything to revive the economy of the town that’s been her refuge ever since her art career imploded and her fiancé walked out. Even if it means crashing an engagement party to talk business with the bride’s billionaire father. But the evening starts with a kiss from a gorgeous stranger-and ends with a night in jail.

Finn Callahan can’t believe his sister is getting married, not after their parents’ disastrous track record. And he’d rather be anywhere than working from his family’s vacation home. Until he catches a leggy blonde sneaking in the window, and suddenly telecommuting for the season is very appealing.

Unable to resist their mutual attraction, Annika and Finn are soon mixing business and pleasure-just for the summer. Too bad Annika’s heart missed the memo about not falling in love…

And to get you in the wedding mood, watch the book trailer 🙂

All buy links can be found here. I hope you enjoy taking advantage of the wedding sale!

Say Yes to the Sale!

Release Day for Runaway Groom!

RunawayGroom Today is release day for Runaway Groom, book 3 in my Wedding Fever trilogy! Cue the sound of champagne corks popping and fireworks exploding 😉

It’s also my 24th novel and it’s just as exciting as my first or perhaps even more so because now I have dear readers who know me and write me asking when the next book is coming out 🙂

I was thrilled to get an email from a reader with an advanced copy who said, “Dear Fiona, You are not helping my insomnia!”

She read Runaway Groom in one sitting 🙂

Just in case you don’t know what Runaway Groom is about, it features an Aussie guy on the run, a lawyer hiding out and a heap of well meaning people in Whitetail. It’s a stand-alone book BUT if you’ve read Saved By the Bride and Picture Perfect Wedding, you get to revisit with old friends too.

I have a Pinterest board so you can peek in and see the log cabin Amy and Ben are forced to stay in 😉

This is what the blurb says…..

Runaway Groom; Book three of Wedding Fever

Amy Sagar’s life is in ruins. Fired from her fast-track job and dumped by her double-crossing boyfriend, she retreats to Whitetail, Wisconsin, to lick her wounds and regroup. Meeting an impossible, sexy Australian isn’t part of her strategy for getting back on track.

Ben Armytage is running away. After being left at the altar and publicly humiliated, he’s taking his vintage motorcycle on an extended road trip from Argentina to Alaska. Having his journey interrupted by a breakdown and sharing a house with a curvy, redheaded lawyer in a town obsessed with weddings was never on his itinerary.

Though being stuck in a luxury log cabin isn’t really a hardship, living together with their broken hearts isn’t easy. When the attraction between Amy and Ben proves unstoppable, they’ll both begin rethinking their plans…

For more weddings in Whitetail, check outSaved by the Bride andPicture Perfect Wedding, available now!

 

Early reviews have been very positive with readers giving Runaway Groom 4 and 5 stars!

Fiona Lowe always has a way of mixing comedy with a sweet, hot, romance, Runaway Groom was no exception.

 

“I absolutely loved Runaway Groom. Fiona writes a wonderful romance.”

It’s a big book of 99,000 words and you can grab it from every eBook store for around $3-$4. Here are some helpful links!

Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook

I hope you enjoy the Wedding Fever trilogy!

Do you love or hate the Christmas letter?

This blog is Xposted over at Love is the Best Medicine.

It seems to me, people either fall on the side of loving to receive a yearly Christmas letter or hating it. Me? I LOVE it. So totally love it!

I enjoy hearing the news from family and friends from around the world. Yes, even from second-cousin Evelyn who has ‘gifted’ Freddy.

Personally, I think he may become the next unabomber, but let’s not go there!

I’ve always sent a Christmas letter…since the age of 20 when I left home. This year, I’ve  received cards from people saying, “We’re looking forward to your letter.” It seems, over the years, the Lowe Family letter has got some fans.

Like I said, I’ve always written a letter but one year when I came to write it, I thought how similar our year had been to every other with the exception of the mid-year vacation/holiday destination.  If I was bored writing it, surely people would be bored reading it.

(As an aside,  I have learned this is not true because it seems most of us think everyone else is leading a much more sparklingly interesting life compared to our own. Point of fact, I LOVE to read your news) So anyway, that year, I used a play on words and sent out a letter called the Lowe-Down and made headings such as Lowe-Life, Lowe-cation, Lowe Expectations…you get the idea 🙂

I got fan mail from family and friends and along with it came the expectation of, “What are they going to do next year?”

Crap. That wasn’t my intention AT ALL. Let’s add another stress to the festive season 😉

Then Boy Wonder discovered Publisher and Photoshop around age 9 and got in on the act. Suddenly, the letter became a production. Since then we’ve done a Twitter feed letter, a Facebook letter, a blog, a Lowe’s catalogue sale and so it goes on. We’ve added a photo collage and I’ve taken to sending it as a PDF via email and just mailing the card.

This year took more planning because Boy Wonder was up the bush, so he had to create the template in the September holidays!

So why do I think our letter is well-received compared with second-cousin Evelyn’s? I reckon a lot of it is to do with self-deprecation. Throughout the year, I try to remember to write down all the dumb stuff we did. That way I can get away with sneaking in the occasional achievement 😉

Things like: Fiona distractedly reaching for the lip balm and discovering she’d put Vegemite on her lips. * My husband complained about the Sydney transit machines not working; turns out he was using the wrong ticket. *The Lad was busy texting a girl and ended up 15km away from where he should have gotten off the bus. *DH clambored through the roof with internet cable for the PVR and knocked out the antenna in the process. There goes $300. *Fiona borrowed a tennis racquet thinking she’d left hers in the garage, only to discover she’d left it at the tennis centre for two weeks over the holidays.Oops! *Boy Wonder got a certificate for being organized and promptly lost

So my top tips for a great year-in-review letter are…’make ’em laugh, make ’em cry, make ’em happy. Show your human side.

Do you write a letter? Do you like receiving them? Tell me, I’d love to hear. I’d also love to hear some corker stories from letter’s you’ve received.

And in Book news!  Runaway Groom, book three in the Wedding Fever trilogy is up for pre-order and out on January 20th…the perfect treat during the cold or heat of January.

Amy Sagar’s  life is in ruins. Fired from her fast-track job and dumped by her double-crossing boyfriend, she retreats to Whitetail, Wisconsin, to lick her wounds and regroup. Meeting an impossible, sexy Australian isn’t part of her strategy for getting back on track.

Ben Armytage is running away. After being left at the altar and publicly humiliated, he’s taking his vintage motorcycle on an extended road trip from Argentina to Alaska. Having his journey interrupted by a breakdown and sharing a house with a curvy, redheaded lawyer in a town obsessed with weddings was never on his itinerary.

Though being stuck in a luxury log cabin isn’t really a hardship, living together with their broken hearts isn’t easy. When the attraction between Amy and Ben proves unstoppable, they’ll both begin rethinking their plans. SO if you love a hot Aussie biker and a disgraced lawyer, this is the book for you!

For more weddings in Whitetail, check out Saved by the Bride and Picture Perfect Wedding, available now!

PRE-ORDER NOW! 

The Writing of the Trilogy is Over

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Fifteen months ago, I came up with the idea of the Wedding Fever trilogySaved by the Bride, Picture Perfect Wedding and Runaway Groom. Today, I have just sent the final copy-edits for the final book, Runaway Groom, to my editor! I have lived and breathed Whitetail, Wisconsin for a long time and today I feel a bit adrift.

Wedding Fever is the first trilogy I’ve written and although part of me is happy the job is done,  I’m sad to be leaving Whitetail.  I LOVED this town and the people in it.

Now it’s over to the team at Carina Press to work their magic on covers and meta data and all that other technical stuff that goes into making my word document into a book.

Look what a great job they did on the cover for Picture Perfect Wedding? I LOVE love love it and not long for you, my readers to wait now as it’s up for pre-order and out on August 12th. For my northern hemisphere readers, this is perfect timing for the perfect summer read at the lake, on the beach or just holed up out of the sun inside under the cool of the AC!  For my southern hemisphere readers, this story will wash away your winter blues!

Pre-Order IT NOW!

Carina Press, Kobo ibooks
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Of course, on August 12th there WILL be a party over at my Facebook author page  so if you haven’t gotten around to ‘Liking’ the page yet, now is the time to do it so you don’t miss out on any of the party fun. There will be handsome men, gorgeous farm animals, food and prizes.

And if you haven’t quite caught up with book one of the series, Saved By The Bride, grab it now at $2.99 or less!

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BUY IT NOW!

 
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A Pictorial Diary of Central Australia

We’ve spent the last  ten days in Central Australia. It’s winter so we’ve had icy cold mornings and clear, sunny days. We’ve hiked canyons and gorges, ridden camels, had silver service in the desert and generally enjoyed ourselves.  Enjoy the photos courtesy of my husband’s new camera!

Red Centre Way

The Red Centre Way; a cluster of roads in the Northern Territory

King's Canyon

King’s Canyon; a close up of the red, red rocks.

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Desert daisies

Gum at King's Canyon

Ghost Gum at King’s Canyon

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Sunset at Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)

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Sounds of Silence dinner in the desert.

Wild Camels

Australia has a very healthy population of wild camels, which we export around the world.

Chester the camel with my hat

Chester the camel wearing my hat!

Kata Juta

Kata Tjuta…a cluster of rocks 50km from Uluru.

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Dinner on the last night 😉

Cover Cafe’s Annual Book Cover Competition

Color me excited! I’m thrilled  to say that the print edition cover of Boomerang Bride is a finalist in Cover Cafe’s annual competition and the voting is open! I ADORE this version of the cover.

Designed by Amanda Emmerson, this cover was chosen by the Australian arm of Harlequin  to grace the cover of  the Australian print edition last year. Carina Press also used it for the US print edition.

I have no clue who nominated the cover but I am

stoked that someone took the time and that it made it to the finals. If you love the cover as much as I do, you might want to pop on over to Cover Cafe and vote for it along with other covers in different categories. Three votes in three separate categories are required for the vote to count.

There is also a worst cover section and I found the covers there both oddly disturbing and compelling all at the same time! It’s worth stopping by for that section alone!

Voting is open until May 28th but why not do it now 😉