Regina Hart is Keeping Score
Posted by Donna MacMeans Jun 27 2012, 12:05 am
Patricia Sargeant aka Regina Hart is a good friend and a great writer. What a pleasure to welcome her back into the lair again! Before I turn the blog over to Regina, I just wanted to share some of the rave reviews KEEPING SCORE has garnered. RT Bookreviews gave KEEPING SCORE a 4.5 star rating saying “When a reader gets so invested that she wants to pimp-slap characters in a book, the author has done her job. The writing is clever and funny, and the rooting interest for the lead couple is high.” Publishers Weekly says: “A keen understanding of the human heart gives this mature romantic story a realistic tone. The dialogue is explosive, seductive, and pleading as it artfully shows the silent strength of the characters.” I’d say Regina hit one out of the park with KEEPING SCORE, but then that would be the wrong sport. Here’s Regina:
It’s great to be back in The Lair! How’s everyone doing? Well, I hope!
Donna, thank you so much for inviting me back to this great community. I always have fun here. There’s a lot of positive energy. And of course, I appreciate the opportunity to tell everyone that Keeping Score, the last book in the Brooklyn Monarchs trilogy, which I’m writing as Regina Hart – will be released in six short days. July 3, 2012. I’m getting all hyped up just thinking about it.
The Brooklyn Monarchs books are contemporary romances featuring the franchise members and friends of a fictional National Basketball Association team set in Brooklyn, New York. I visited the Romance Bandits blog almost a year ago – June 19, 2011 – to chat with you about Fast Break, the first book in the trilogy. (Ah, the fond memories!) Fast Break launches the team’s Cinderella Season with the franchise’s owner, Jaclyn Jones, and the team’s rookie head coach, DeMarcus Guinn. The second book, Smooth Play, centers on the team’s vice president of media and marketing, Troy Marshall, and sports reporter Andrea Benson.
Keeping Score ends the Monarchs’ Magical Season with veteran baller Warrick Evans and his wife, Dr. Marilyn Devry-Evans. In this story, Warrick’s quest for the NBA championship could cost him his marriage. I know. It sucks to be him.
Happily Ever Afters. That’s why we love the romance genre, isn’t it? We like to read, “And they lived happily ever after.” But we sometimes wonder what the characters are doing now, don’t we? For example, are Joan Wilder and Jack Colton from “Romancing the Stone” and “Jewel of the Nile” still sailing around the world? Are Leslie Wright and Scott McKnight from “Just Wright” parents now? And what about Leslie’s cousin, Morgan? Did she find her Prince Charming? Will we get Morgan’s story?
What happens to our hero and heroine after the “happily ever after”?
One of my favorite song lyrics of all time – and I have a bunch of them – is from Faith Hill’s song, “This Kiss.” The line is, “Cinderella said to Snow White, ‘How does love get so off course?’” That lyric helped inspire Warrick and Marilyn’s story. They had their happily ever after – and then somehow their love got off course. Their story is a twist on the reunion hook. They’re still together. But they’re fighting to save their marriage. Will their love be enough to win that battle? Find out July 3. (LOL! I couldn’t resist.)
Your turn! What are some of your favorite song lyrics – or your favorite songs? Two of you brave souls who share your secrets with us will get one copy each of Smooth Play, the second book in my Brooklyn Monarchs trilogy.
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