The Indie Author Feature Presents: Nan Reinhardt

***Check out our CONTEST ALERT at the end of our Feature …

A casual summer fling is the antidote to their grief. A long-buried mystery brings them danger and intrigue. Suddenly, their fling becomes anything but casual! Today on the Indie Author Feature with Coffee Time Romance and More, I’m pleased to welcome Nan Reinhardt, author of The Summer of Second Chances

A Note from the Author

Nan ReinhardtHi, I’m Nan and I’m a writer of sexy romance novels for older women. Yeah, women still fall in love and have sex, even after 45! Imagine!  I’m also a wife, a mom, a mother-in-law, and grandmother to a precious little boy and a sweet golden retriever. I’ve been an antiques dealer, a bank teller, a stay-at-home mom, a secretary, and for the last twenty years, I’ve earned my living as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader.

But writing is my first and most enduring passion. I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t writing—I wrote my first romance novel at the age of ten. It involved a love story between the most sophisticated person I knew at the time, my older sister (who was in high school and had a driver’s license!), and a member of Herman’s Hermits. If you know who they are (the song “I’m ‘Enry the Eighth, I am” is now stuck  in your head like an earworm!), then you are my audience! I’m still writing romance, but this time from the viewpoint of a wiser, slightly rumpled, menopausal woman instead of a starry-eyed preteen.

I’ve completed four  novels; Rule Number One, published by BookStrand, is available at all e-retailers. The other three, which are part of the Women of Willow Bay series are published under my own brand, Fine Wine Romances—Once More From the Top, Sex and the Widow Miles, and The Summer of Second Chances are all available at any e-retailer. Like Jo March (Little Women), I write late at night, after the editing gig work is finished for the day and my household is asleep.

TSOSC_RebrandFinalArt_WOWBThe Summer of Second Chances

When Sophie Russo inherits two lakeside cottages in Willow Bay, Michigan, she thinks she can start over with a peaceful, quiet summer.

Boy, is she wrong.

First, there’s Henry Dugan, the nerdy genius behind the GeekSpeak publishing empire, who has rented Sophie’s second cottage so he can write his novel. The instant attraction catches them both off guard. He’s fresh off a brutal divorce, and Sophie’s still grieving her beloved Papa Leo, so this is no time to start a relationship, but a casual summer fling might be an option…

Then Sophie’s long-lost mother barrels onto the scene and opens up a long-buried mystery involving Depression-era mobsters and a missing cache of gold coins worth millions that some present-day hoodlums would like to get their hands on.

Suddenly, Sophie’s quiet summer becomes a dangerous dance with her grandfather’s dark past. With Henry at her side–and in her bed–Sophie needs to find a way to make peace with the past and look toward the future… assuming she lives that long.

QUESTION: When a casual relationship gets tangled up with a fight to solve a mystery, what kind of hero do you want at your side? The nerdy genius like Henry Dugan? The sheer brawn of a body builder? The smooth self-defence of the street-wise hunk? Let us know who you would want in your bed if you were in Sophie Russo’s shoes!

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CONTEST ALERT: As part of our Indie Author Feature, Nan Reinhardt will be giving away two copies of The Summer of Second Chances. Like our post, comment or share on social media for your chance to win!

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  1. I swoon for beta males. I love a friends first story, it’s my catnip. I would choose the Henry type because Henry=yum. He is that rare combination of a thinking, tender hero who is also strong and secure in himself. So, my answer is, I would pick WHICHEVER ONE IS HENRY. Every time. Also the streetwise guy…um, do I want to have to stop while we’re on the run every time he runs into a hooker he knows so they can catch up on old times???? 🙂 I’ll take Henry. In case I forgot to say that.

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    1. Yup, Henry is my first choice too, Lora, but then I wrote him, so obviously he’s my favorite! Good point about streetwise guy! Thanks for coming by, baby!


    2. Hi Laura – thanks for the great comment (thanks everyone for the great comments, too)! You’ve won our contest draw for our Indie Author Feature! Send me your email address to veronicabalebooks (at) gmail (dot) com, and Nan will send you a copy of The Summer of Second Chances! Thanks again, and look forward to hearing from you!


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