Monday, June 29, 2020

Romance

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Today, I’ve invited one of my favorite authors, Jemi Fraser, to tell us about her first love and how it inspired her writing?

Jemi is about to release a series of romances called Bloo Moose Romances.
Reaching For Normal
Reaching For Risks
Reaching For Everything

As a Beta Reader, I had the pleasure of a first look and I was blown away by how her books captured my heart. I just had to know what her inspiration was. Here is Jemi's story!

Thanks for having me on your blog today, Renee!

My first love?

Way back when, my sister started playing tennis. Being the tag-along sister I was, I decided to play too. We jumped on our bikes and found different courts around the city.
Back in those days, there were always lots of people at the tennis courts. In our city we had a system. Everyone sat on the benches lining the courts and waited their turn. People played for about a half-hour then took their seats at the end of the line. We all played doubles so that more people got to play.
At one set of courts, we played a few times against a boy and a girl we didn’t know.
Sigh.
He was a cutie and he played really well. We were well-matched teams so we often arranged to play against each other. It was a really fun summer.
Me being me, I was way too shy to ask the cutie for his name. In fact, we rarely spoke except about the game.
But my twelve-year-old self was in love.
Fast forward to Reaching For Everything and you’ll find that Kami and Rayce spent a lot of time in their youth on the tennis courts of Bloo Moose. Those memories, that love of the game translated easily onto the page.
As did the memories of that first love. That first burst of emotion that you remember a long time afterward.
As for the cutie?
I married him.
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Folks, if that doesn't make you swoon...nothing will!

Introducing
Jemi's
Bloo Moose Romances



Welcome to Bloo Moose, Vermont, where love is worth the risk! Small-town contemporary romance with an element of suspense. Each book is a stand-alone.
Release Date - July 21
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She’s no damsel in distress. He’s no Prince Charming. But if they don’t team up it won’t be only wolves that’ll be dying.
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One Reno List for the B&B. One Risk List for herself. One sexy retailer who should be the last one she wants.
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Reaching For Everything
Love means nothing in tennis. Can he prove to her that love means everything in life?
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Jemi Fraser writes both fiction and nonfiction. Her nonfiction work focuses on the ways that dementia has impacted her family. Her fiction work varies from contemporary romance to suspense and flash fiction. Years as a teacher have taught Jemi that life is short and that happy endings are a must.

Jemi lives in Northern Ontario, Canada where snow is always a topic of conversation and the autumn leaves make everything better.

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Readers, please share, tell us about your first love!






17 comments:

  1. A huge hooray for Jemi - who is a talented and vary varied author as well.
    And yes, I am tempted. Very tempted.

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    1. Thanks so much Sue!! Your words mean a lot!

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  2. What a great love story! So rare that a summer crush ever becomes a serious relationship! Congratulations, Jemi, on the upcoming releases!!

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    1. It's fun to look back at how long ago that was! Makes us both laugh at how shy we were with each other at the time!

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  3. You really married him? Wow. I guess you know his name now.

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  4. Thanks so much for hosting me and my books today, Renee!! Your support is very much appreciated! And reading "one of my favourite authors" made me a little teary eyed!!

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    1. Reading your words is always a pleasure! I'm thrilled that you're here! Thank you!

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  5. Jemi, it's always fun as a reader to find out what inspired a story. It's fun knowing where Kami and Rayce's story came from. A huge congratulations on the release of the books. They are wonderful and extremely hard to put down once you start reading. I can't wait to find out more about other couples from Bloo Moose.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mason! They're fun stories to write - and I'm working on Gage and Rebecca now! :)

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  6. I love that you married the cutie.

    Looking forwarding to reading these once they're out in the world! Congrats!

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    1. I know! We met again through another sport and started dating in high school :)

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  7. 'Dear reader, I married him.' Sooo cute. Love it. Congratulations on your upcoming releases. I've pre-ordered. Thanks for hosting Jemi, Renee.

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    1. LOL - it makes a good story - and even better that it's real!
      Thanks so much, Denise - you're awesome!

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  8. Hi Renee and Jemi! What a fabulous personal story and the books sounds interesting, as well. Congratulations, Jemi! Heading off to Amazon, now...

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