From the Vineyard

by Gina Fotopoulos, Assistant Manager Email Marketing

In the spirit of the grape harvest season, we’re going on a little wine-tasting adventure with stories that pair perfectly with some of our favorite wines from around the globe. From light, fresh and fruity to bold, rich and earthy, we have the perfect romance (and vino) for you!

USA

0815-9780373788989-bigw (1)Thrill Me by Susan Mallery

Take a trip to Fool’s Gold, California, with #1 New York Times bestselling title Thrill Me by Susan Mallery. This invigorating romance pairs well with Barefoot Refresh Perfectly Pink Spritzer. The fruity blend of flavors will transport you to sunny California! Enjoy chilled or over ice.

 

 

 

 

 

SPAIN

1015-9780373298532-bigwThe Soldier’s Rebel Lover by Marguerite Kaye

How does a rendezvous in a vineyard sound? Isabella Romero is one rebellious señorita! And having not seen Major Finlay Urquhart for two years, they share a passionate moment that leads to an explosive love affair. Deep garnet color and ripe fruit flavors, Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva is a beautiful match for this passionate tale.

 

 

 

 

ITALY

0815-9780373743483-bigwReturn of the Italian Tycoon by Jennifer Faye

Tough tycoon Angelo Amatucci must return to the Tuscan village of his childhood. With a lot of work to do, he brings his dedicated assistant Kayla Hill with him. As beautiful Kayla falls for the village’s charms, she also discovers a new, very attractive side to Angelo. Say “I do” under the Tuscan sun with the full-bodied and earthy Ruffino Chianti and fall in love with the beautiful Vineyards of Calanetti today.

 

 

 

 

FRANCE

1015-9781460386422-bigwAn Heir Fit for a King by Abby Green

Entering a Parisian perfume house to buy a fragrance for a current lover, exiled King Alix Saint Croix leaves with a powerful craving for another woman altogether—stunningly exotic perfumer Leila Verughese. Very aromatic with a pleasant flower and fruit fragrance, Henri Bourgeois Petit Bourgeois Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is great to sip on while turning the pages of this sizzling tale.

 

 

 

 

CANADA

1113-9781460321812-bigwNow You See Me by Kris Fletcher

Café owner Lydia Brewster wants to shake things up. And J. T. Delaney, infamous legend of Comeback Cove, just might be the man she needs. Shake things up with Coyote’s Run Gewurztraminer 2013. This Ontario wine pairs well with this story set in the Canadian Thousand Islands. Break out the cheese and crackers, you’re in for a real treat.

 

 

 

 

NEW ZEALAND

0814-9781460336779-bigwThe Mighty Quinns: Rogan by Kate Hoffmann

New Zealand adventure guide Rogan Quinn doesn’t deny he’s a commitment-phobe. But that doesn’t mean he won’t indulge in pleasure where he finds it. The vibrant, robust and terrifically refreshing Kim Crawford Pansy Rosé 2014 will quench your thirst for adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

0314-9780373676002-bigwDeadly Safari by Lisa Harris

Texas Ranger Alex Markham lands an unusual assignment—protecting an ambassador’s daughter on a South African game reserve while she is making a documentary. But danger lies ahead… With flavors of ripe black berries, leather and campfire smoke, the exuberant Obikwa Shiraz will transport you to the African savanna.

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Comments ( 6 )
  1. Penn_Harlequin
    September 15, 2015 at 12:57 pm
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    I love this!! I especially love the mention of the Ontario wine . . . I keep trying to get my sister and b-i-l to join me on a trip to Ontario and to entice them I remind them of bike tours and wine tours. You’d think that would get them, but no luck so far. Maybe I’ll send Kris’s book and a bottle of the Coyote’s Run Gewurztraminer 2013 to her and see if that gets her interested. 🙂

    • Gina
      September 17, 2015 at 12:02 pm
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      That’ll definitely do the trick! And fall is the perfect time to come to Ontario wine country, it’s so beautiful!

  2. therese lopez
    September 15, 2015 at 11:52 pm
    Reply

    These books sound so good!! Makes me want to read them all.

  3. joni
    September 17, 2015 at 12:57 am
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    Love reading these books. I’ve got one already and can’t wait to get another book to read.

  4. Edan-Kane Soledad
    September 17, 2015 at 9:22 am
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    Great idea connecting varieties of wine to these books. I loved “The Return of the Italian Tycoon”. I’m intrigued by “An Heir Fit for a King” and “The Soldier’s Rebel Lover.”

  5. kris fletcher
    September 18, 2015 at 10:21 am
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    What fun to see my story among such fantastic company – both the books and the wines! I will definitely need to check out Coyote’s Run. BOnus for me – it’s right on my way home!

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