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CASSIE BEAUMONT ~ HER TYCOON HERO’s Recovered and Restored Heroine

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Her Tycoon Hero coverCassie Beaumont Believes in Second Chances 

Set on proving to everyone that she’s no longer a party girl, Cassie is focused on her career as an event planner. But her dad’s top executive, Ryan Mitchell, proves to be a handsome distraction. Especially when someone from Cassie’s wild past tries to get her tangled in the life she’s worked hard to escape.

Ryan is taken with his boss’s beautiful daughter. But having been fooled by a brother who ran in her same circles, he is slow to trust. When Cassie’s newfound faith works its way into his heart, Ryan soon finds he wants to claim both her faith and Cassie as his own.

Welcome Cassie. Ryan has told us a lot of good things about you. Naturally, we’ve been looking forward to having you visit here at Foreign Affaire.

Thank you for hosting me.

Please tell us your full name and…

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DOWN UNDER IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA ~ Setting for Her Tycoon Hero

Autumn Macarthur:

My home town too! Can’t wait for my next trip back to see my family….

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by Narelle Atkins

1. North Curl Curl Beach in Sydney-s

North Curl Curl Beach in Sydney

I grew up on the beautiful northern beaches in Sydney, Australia. In 1998 when I first started writing romance, I was inspired to write a contemporary romance set in my home city. Her Tycoon Hero is this story.

2. Sydney Harbour and city skyline-s

Sydney Harbour and city skyline

I love Sydney Harbour, and a number of scenes in Her Tycoon Hero are set in or around the harbour. My hero, Ryan, is a sailor who moors his yacht on Sydney Harbour. Both Ryan and my heroine, Cassie, live in apartments with harbour views. The opening chapter is set in Cassie’s father’s waterfront mansion with gorgeous views of the city skyline and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

3. Sydney Harbour Bridge-s

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Cassie and Ryan commute to the city on the Manly ferry. A relaxing half hour journey with lovely views of the harbour and waterfront suburbs. The ferry passes by…

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AUTUMN MACARTHUR ~ On Writing and Some Favorite Things

Autumn Macarthur:

I’m interviewed today on a Foreign Affaire blog! All comments on any of my post there this month go in a draw for a two ebook bundle!

Originally posted on Foreign Affaire:

Believe In Me Autumn Macarthur

Can this surprising Santa allow love to deepen his untested faith and learn to commit, while helping Ms Scrooge believe in Christmas, and in God, once more?

Autumn, welcome back.

Thank you. It’s good to be back here on Foreign Affaire, talking about my favorite subject…writing.

I look forward to hearing what you have to say, Autumn, but first let’s take a look at some of your favorite things.

Favorite color:Green

Favorite season:  Spring

Light or Dark chocolate: Anything chocolate is good!

Water or Fizzy drink:Both. I drink lots of water, but I’m also a diet cola addict.

Tea or Coffee: Neither. My vice is diet cola!

Fuzzy socks or Tube socks: Fuzzy. I get cold feet. In winter here, I’ve been known to layer three or four pairs of socks under my fake sheepskin boots!

Dogs, cats or bird person: Cats, definitely. I love their independent…

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AUTUMN MACARTHUR ~ Up Close and Personal

Autumn Macarthur:

I’m interviewed today on Foreign Affaire! Comment on the blog post there for a chance to win a two ebook bundle!

Originally posted on Foreign Affaire:

Believe In Me Autumn Macarthur

Can this surprising Santa allow love to deepen his untested faith and learn to commit, while helping Ms Scrooge believe in Christmas, and in God, once more?

Autumn MacArthur1Autumn Macarthur is an Australian writer of inspirational romance living near London with her very English husband, three spoiled cats, and a guinea pig with a dandelion addiction. She loves reading, cooking, gardening, and writing deeply emotional stories to make you smile and remind you how big and wide and deep God’s love and forgiveness can be.

She tends to talk a little too much and laugh a little too loud, her sleep schedule is all over the place so you’ll often find her on the internet at 5am, and she’s grateful to be blessed with some good friends and a very patient husband. She’s also eternally thankful for God’s great love and mercy.

When she’s not talking to her strawberry…

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CARA TALBOT ~ A Few of Believe in Me’s Heroine’s Favorite Things

Autumn Macarthur:

Cara finds time to fire off a few quick answers on Foreign Affaire!

Originally posted on Foreign Affaire:

Believe In Me Autumn Macarthur

Can this surprising Santa allow love to deepen his untested faith and learn to commit, while helping Ms Scrooge believe in Christmas, and in God, once more?

Cara, so glad that you found the time to make it today to Foreign Affaire.

Thank you for having me back. Will this take long?

I don’t think so, Cara. I’ll talk fast. Tell us what your preferences are:

Light or Dark chocolate:Cadbury’s Dairy Milk

Water or Fizzy drink: Plain water. It’s cheaper. Why pay good money for bubbles?

Tea or Coffee: Coffee, for sure. I need my caffeine kick-start

Fuzzy socks or Tube socks: Fuzzy socks. I’m a stay-at-home girl.

Sun or Snow:  I used to love snow, but now it makes me sad. Too many bad memories around winter. Anyway, we hardly ever get real snow in London, just horrible icy slushy sleet.

Bath or Shower: Shower. Quicker…

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CARA TALBOT ~ Strung Out and Stressed Heroine of Believe in Me

Autumn Macarthur:

Cara, the overworked heroine of Believe in Me, is interviewed at Foreign Affaire today. If the poor girl can make the time, that is!

Originally posted on Foreign Affaire:

Believe In Me Autumn Macarthur

Can this surprising Santa allow love to deepen his untested faith and learn to commit, while helping Ms Scrooge believe in Christmas, and in God, once more?

Cara, welcome to Foreign Affaire. Nick Gallagher has told us a little about you, but we’d like to hear from you. Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself? Where were you born? Where have you spent your life?

My name is Cara Talbot, I’m 27, and I work as assistant deputy manager at Pettett and Mayfield’s department store in central London. Just a glorified accountant really, and someone for the store owner to blame when things go wrong.

I’m not sure anyone will be interested in where I grew up or any of these questions, do I have to answer them? I have work to do, you know. The store’s finances are in a terrible state, and I…

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NICK GALLAGHER ~ A Few of our Fun Hero’s Favorite Things

Autumn Macarthur:

Nick, hero of Believe in Me, back again talking about himself! Actors, huh! But he IS adorable!

Originally posted on Foreign Affaire:

Believe In Me Autumn Macarthur

Can this surprising Santa allow love to deepen his untested faith and learn to commit, while helping Ms Scrooge believe in Christmas, and in God, once more?

Nick, welcome back to Foreign Affaire. We are certainly eager to find out more things about you, especially your favorite things.

So, first off, what’s your favorite thing to eat and drink?

So much great food, I couldn’t choose. L.A. is FULL of amazing places to eat. I love pizza, good Italian, and Thai. Anything that tastes real, with strong flavor and lots of vegetables and color. One thing about England that’s not so great, the food tends to be drab and overcooked.

You’re making me hungry! Tell us what’s your favorite saying?

Life’s too short to worry, trust God instead.

Absolutely true, Nick. What’s your favorite book and why?

The Bible, because it’s all in there, everything we need to…

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NICK GALLAGHER ~ Fun and Entertaining Hero of Believe in Me

Autumn Macarthur:

Nick, the American Santa actor with a mission to save a London department store and make Ms Scrooge accountant Cara smile again (and have some fun dates in the process!) is interviewed on Foreign Affaire today. All comments go in the draw for a two ebook bundle!

Originally posted on Foreign Affaire:

Believe In Me Autumn Macarthur

Can this surprising Santa allow love to deepen his untested faith and learn to commit, while helping Ms Scrooge believe in Christmas, and in God, once more?

This week we’re going to get to know actor, Nick Gallagher, and Pettett and Mayfield’s Assistant Deputy Store Manager, Cara Talbot.

Nick, welcome to Foreign Affaire. We’re excited to have you here today and look forward to learning more about you. Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself? Where were you born? Where have you spent your life?

Thank you for having me today. It’s good to be here. I’m Nick Gallagher, an actor from L.A. I was born in Oregon, but Dad moved around a lot when he was called to different churches. We moved to L.A. to be nearer Hollywood when I broke into acting in my teens, and my whole family—Mom, Dad, and my twin little…

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TEN REASONS TO LOVE LONDON ~ Setting for Love In Store series

Autumn Macarthur:

Why I love London, the setting for my Love in Store series. Comment on the original post at Foreign Affaire to go in the draw for a two ebook bundle.

Originally posted on Foreign Affaire:

by Autumn Macarthur

reasons to love london

Dr Johnson said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,” back in 1777. Not a lot has changed since then.

London, the setting for the Love In Store series, is almost a character in its own right. I’ve loved the city since I arrived from Sydney for a year’s working holiday in 1996 and walked around entranced for the first three days, wide eyed and jetlagged, shaking my head in disbelief and thinking “I’m in London!”

All these years later, I’m still here!

Many of the characters in the Love In Store series are London born-and-bred, others are visitors to London who fall in love with the city as well as discover the love of their lives.

Ten reasons I love London (and the Love In Store characters do too):

1. It’s beautC.M.Friese via Flickriful!

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