April Fool Bride by Joan Reeves

AFB_V2_2400px3200pReveal: April Fool BrideFor several months, I’ve been keeping the lid on my work in progress. Now I can reveal all: cover, publishing date, blurb, and excerpt. I’m even going to tease you with a video.

April Fool Bride is my novella that will appear in Weddings on Main Street, an anthology about, well, weddings of course! I hope you love the cover as much as I do.

This Box Set by eleven of us Authors of Main Street, consists of eleven novellas of varying degrees of sugar and/or spice. April Fool Bride is a bit spicy because I like a side order of sexy in my romance novels.

I plan to publish my novella separately a month after the release of the box set. April Fool Bride is the first of my new romance novella series: All Brides Are Beautiful.

(I had wanted to embed the video here, but after working 2 hours at midnight last night, I learned WordPress doesn’t allow enough usage MB to do this. Please visit YouTube for the video April Fool Bride:


Blurbing April Fool Bride

Oil heiress Madeline Quinn needs a husband by the time she turns twenty-five in order to claim her full inheritance. Mad Maddie, as the tabloids christened her, has learned the hard way that men only see dollar signs when they look at her.

A marriage of convenience is the solution, and Maddie turns to the one man in the world she can trust, her housekeeper’s son who always treated her like a little sister when they were kids.

Jake Becker hasn’t seen Maddie since the night she tried to seduce him. Why should he help the woman who changed the course of his life? Simple. Revenge.

Or is it something else. Something that simmers between them that neither Maddie nor Jake can resist?

Excerpt from April Fool Bride

Jake drained his cup and went back to the coffee carafe for more, using the time to mull over her “offer.”

He didn’t know what was going on in that rich girl brain of hers, but whatever it was, it was definitely intriguing. And so was Maddie. He’d be lying if he said she didn’t make his pulse throb. She wasn’t conventionally pretty, but her face was arresting. Striking. Appealing in its sensuality.

Her lips drew his gaze. Briefly, he allowed himself to think about covering her mouth with his. How would she taste? How would it feel to have her mouth on him. Heat uncurled within him, and he had to fight the images.

He didn’t have anything better to do at the moment, he told himself. So why not string her along? See what she wanted. He turned and faced Maddie. Crossing his arms, he leaning back against the black granite counter, aiming for nonchalance. “Okay. Tell me more. Who do I have to kill for this great financial opportunity?”

“Oh, it’s nothing like that,” Maddie said in a rush. “You just have to marry me.”

Post Script

I hope you’ll like April Fool Bride. Please join me in June for April Fool Bride and Weddings on Main Street.

(Joan Reeves writes sassy, sexy Contemporary Romance. Her books are available at all major ebook sellers with audio editions available at Amazon, Audible.com, and iTunes. Joan publishes Writing Hacks, a free subscription newsletter for writers, and I LUV Books, a free subscription newsletter for readers. Visit her blog, SlingWords. Watch her videos for writers and readers.


About Joan Reeves

Joan Reeves is a NY Times and a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance. She lives her happily-ever-after with her hero, her husband, in the Lone Star State. Sign up for Joan's mailing list: http://eepurl.com/Yk61n and visit her at JoanReeves.com and her blog http://SlingWords.blogspot.com.
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12 Responses to April Fool Bride by Joan Reeves

  1. susanrhughes says:

    It’s so exciting seeing all the new covers and reading the blurbs! I know yours is going to be great.


  2. Joan Reeves says:

    Thanks, Susan. It’s been a long haul, but I think we’ll all make it.


  3. Jill James says:

    Joan, love the cover and the video!!


  4. Carol says:

    Beautiful cover and I love the excerpt!


  5. E. Ayers says:

    Sorry about the video. I know it can be done, but the how takes some doing. But it’s worth clicking and watching! Great job!

    Considering I’ve had a sneak peek at so many of these books for our boxed set, I have no clue which one I will read first. Maybe I’ll just have to read them in whatever order they land in the set.

    Seriously, this is such a terrific group of authors. We have so many super authors here on Main Street, with tons of accolades behind their names. I promise you’re not going to find a better boxed set this summer! REALLY!!!


    • Joan Reeves says:

      Yes, I read all the stuff about embedding the video, but they don’t make it easy. Plus, they want to charge a fee apparently. I guess that’s why I’m partial to Blogger. They make everything so easy. I plan to read from the beginning to the end, whatever order they’re in. That’s what I did with the last box set.


  6. leighmorgan1 says:

    Your excerpt is WAY too short 🙂 I NEED more! April Fool Bride sounds fantastic. Your cover exudes sensuality and love. Seeing it makes me smile.


  7. monarisk says:

    Gorgeous cover and what a fun blurb. I bet this is going to be a bestseller soon. Joan, I’m glad you joined the Authors at Main Street this time.


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