Thursday, September 26, 2013

Happy Release Day (and birthday) Nan Reinhardt!

I spent yesterday helping my lovely critique partner Nan Reinhardt upload her first self-pubbed books to Amazon. In return, she treated me to a terrific lunch and sent me this nifty promo file, so I guess you could call today's blog a guest post. I had the pleasure if critiquing both of these books, and if you're looking for a story about a heroine who has a bit of life under her belt, these books are for YOU!
Both volumes are now live on Amazon!

Meet Nan Reinhardt!

Nan Reinhardt is a writer of romantic fiction for women in their prime. Yeah, women still fall in love and have sex, even after 45! Imagine! She is also a wife, a mom, a mother-in-law, and a grandmother. She's been an antiques dealer, a bank teller, a stay-at-home mom, a secretary, and for the last 17 years, she's earned her living as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader.
But writing is Nan's first and most enduring passion. She can't remember a time in her life when she wasn't writing--she wrote her first romance novel at the age of ten, a love story between the most sophisticated person she knew at the time, her older sister (who was in high school and had a driver's license!) and a member of Herman's Hermits. If you remember who they are, you are Nan's audience! She's still writing romance, but now from the viewpoint of a wiser, slightly rumpled, menopausal woman who believes that love never ages, women only grow more interesting, and everybody needs a little sexy romance.
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Once More From the Top 
The Women of Willow Bay #1

What do you do when the one that got away...comes back?

Carrie Halligan never regretted the choice she made sixteen years ago to raise her son Jack by herself in Willow Bay, Michigan. A successful photographer by day, at night Carrie satisfies her musical passions by playing piano at a hotel bar, maintaining a balance that works for her and Jack. Walking away from Maestro Liam Reilly without telling him she was pregnant with his child may have been the hardest thing she’d ever done, but it was definitely the right thing.

When Liam shows up in town to perform a benefit concert with the local symphony, however, Carrie’s carefully crafted life spins out of control. After sending Jack to summer camp, she realizes she can’t keep Liam in the dark forever. Telling the truth to the man she once loved more than life itself isn’t near as hard as spending time in his presence and realizing that the years haven’t diminished his power over her heart. Will her lie be too much to get past, or will the spark of passion between them overcome everything?

Sex and the Widow Miles 
The Women of Willow Bay #2

His life ended. Hers didn't.

Model-thin, beautiful, and aging gracefully, Julie Miles was looking forward to retirement with her husband, Dr. Charlie Miles, in their idyllic Willow Bay, Michigan home. But when Charlie dies of a heart attack, simply getting out of bed becomes a daily struggle. Desperate for a change of scene, she leaves her home to stay in her friend Carrie’s unoccupied Chicago apartment.

Her handsome and young new neighbor, Will Brody, seems to enjoy his assignment to keep an eye on her, and Jules can’t help but be flattered. She embraces life—and sex—again, until the discovery of a dark secret shatters her world once more. She knows her feelings for Will are more than casual, and he’s made it clear he wants her, but how can she ever trust a man again when her perfect life turned out to be a lie? Determined to get to the bottom of it all, Jules goes in search of the truth and discovers that there’s always a second chance to find real love.


  1. Happy Release Day, Nan! Wishing you lots of sales!!!

  2. Have a great release...and I'm so happy to learn women over 45 still have sex!!! It's great to read that all heroines aren't 24 with perky...well you know! lol!! Enjoy your day!

  3. @ Mellanie--Thanks!! I hope your wish comes true! ;)

    @Aleatha--nope, a lot of us are no longer all that perky, but we sure are still sexy! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Cheryl, thanks so much for all the lovely promo here today! You're not only a fabulous crit partner, but you're also a good friend! Bless you!!

  5. You're welcome, Nan! Thanks for the lunch!

  6. Congratulations on the book release and Happy Birthday Nan. CHEERS TO ALL US WOMAN OVER 45 with healthy sexual appetites.

  7. I hope it was a great release day (and birthday). Both you and the books are deserving.