Special Guest Author Regina West About The Long Way Home

CoverFrontAge Is Just A Number

A while back, I read an article that middle-aged Hollywood actresses have difficulty finding work. Once they can no longer play the main role of the twenty-something hot girl, they have to wait until they’re old enough to play the background role of her mother. A similar thing is happening in the book market with Young Adult and New Adult being the hottest genres around.

Well, love and romance don’t die the moment a person turns thirty. I didn’t want my work to follow this trend, so my main characters, Twilah and Aidan, are in their forties. Together, they rebuild their lives and find plenty of love and romance along the way. I think you’ll enjoy their journey.

Excerpt:

“Can I ask you something?” Twilah said then, her shoulders relaxed for the first time since Aidan got there, the grease still smudged across her forehead.

“I suppose so.”

“I saw you a couple of weeks ago over at the Tar & Feather. Do you remember that?”

He frowned, wary of where this was going. “Yeah, I remember.” For God’s sake, how could he forget?

She ran her dainty fingers through her long blonde hair as she sifted through her thoughts. Then she stood to her full height, her eyes on his, and squared her shoulders. “I am not my father. Make sure you remember that.”

No kidding. “Somehow I don’t think you’re gonna let me forget. See you, Ms. Dunn.”

As he backed out of the driveway, he stole a glance at one of the few women who had ever surprised him. She was in over her head, that was for sure, and she needed him, a fact she hadn’t denied. She needed him.

The Long Way Home

Twilah Dunn has it all—an exciting life in Los Angeles and a thriving ad agency she owns with her fiancé. Then she learns that her estranged father has died and her business partner is sleeping with her best friend. In one day, her perfect life unravels and the city she calls home is now anything but.

She returns to her hometown in North Carolina determined to sell her father’s horse farm in order to buy back her business from her cheating fiancé. But when she sees the farm’s dilapidated state, she can’t bear the thought of selling it that way. Against all reason, she puts her fast-paced, metropolitan life on hold and hires local cowboy Aidan Perry to help restore the farm to its former glory. She’s heard the rumors of his dark past, and she’s wary of mixing business with pleasure—again. But soon she can’t keep her mind, or her hands, off of him.

Can Twilah push through her fear and love Aidan? Will his past prove too dangerous? Has she really left LA behind or will it continue to haunt her?

About the Author

Regina West comes from a long line of romance readers. Anytime her mother and grandmother had a moment of quiet, they immersed themselves in whatever paperback romance they’d picked up that week. So it is fitting that Gina has chosen romance as her favorite genre for both reading and writing.

#15She grew up in North Carolina, spent a few years moving around the U.S., but has settled in beautiful Colorado. She spends her days working for a non-profit organization and her evenings hanging out with her two smartypants boys. In the middle, she manages to squeeze in writing, editing, classical guitar and knitting. Currently, she’s working on a six-book paranormal romance series.

One day, she hopes to leave winter behind forever and retreat to Tahiti to live in a yurt and while away the hours writing and sipping umbrella drinks.

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