Monday, August 3, 2015

Spotlight & #Giveaway for Made For Us by Samantha Chase

Made For Us
By Samantha Chase
The Shaughnessy Brothers, Book 1

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca 
Release Date: August 4, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance

About the book:

Can't make time for love?

The Shaughnessy brothers have spent the years since their mother's untimely death taking care of each other and trying to make their father proud. Oldest son Aidan is hard-working, handsome, successful-and still single. Sure, he'd like to have his own family someday, but who has the time?

She'll show him how to find it

Zoe Dalton, a stunning designer Aidan meets on one of his construction jobs, has the beauty and heart to make Aidan realize how much he could be missing. But it's not easy to break down walls you've spent years building up. Now there's a major storm bearing down on the North Carolina coast, and it could be catalyst enough to force Aidan and Zoe into some major decisions of the heart.

Top Five Signs He is Right for You by Samantha Chase

Hey, Royal Readers!  I’m Samantha Chase and super excited to be here on Queen of All She Reads talking about my new contemporary romance, Made for Us, - book one in my new family series, The Shaughnessy Brothers.  And I have to tell you, this family series is one that I know you are going to fall in love with as much as I have.

What I love about this new series is how much family means to each of them.  When Lillian Shaughnessy was killed, she left behind a husband and six children whose ages ranged from eighteen to ten months.  And rather than this tragedy tearing them apart, it made them closer as they clung together to get through their grief.

At the point that you’re going to be meeting them, seventeen years has gone by and we see how the loss of their mother still affects who they currently are.  Each book will not only introduce you to an individual Shaughnessy as they navigate through their life and eventually find love, you get to spend a lot of time getting to know the rest of the family, as well. 

Made for Us focuses on eldest brother, Aidan.  He’s a workaholic who works in construction who doesn’t take time for himself, but once he meets the lovely Zoe Dalton, he suddenly decides to do just that. 

But if you’re like Zoe, how do you know?  Just because a super-sexy guy starts smiling your way, how do you know he’s right for you?  Here’s some helpful hints:

5.  He takes the time to get to know you.  Aidan was a little overly cautious in this step and sometimes he didn’t pay close enough attention, but in the end, he made sure that he knew Zoe as well as he knew himself.

4.  He listens.  Zoe fell a little hard for Aidan when she realized that he actually listened to the things she said and remembered them – whether it was just to listen to her talk about her day or her hopes and dreams – a man who is willing to let you talk about the things that matter to you is a keeper!

3.  He makes you laugh.  There were plenty of opportunities for Zoe to laugh at Aidan, but it was so much better when they laughed together.  A man with a sense of humor is definitely a gift – it shows that he has a lighter side and doesn’t take himself too seriously.

2.  He makes you sigh.  With pleasure!  A man who is sexy and affectionate and isn’t afraid to show that side of himself?  Yum!  Aidan was a little slow in this category too, but when he finally let his guard down and kissed Zoe for the first time?  It was better than she ever imagined. 

1. He’s willing to admit when he’s wrong.  This is a tough one for most guys, but when you find a man who is willing to admit he’s messed up and doesn’t try to make excuses for himself?  Grab that man and hold him tight.  Zoe did!  And that’s just one of the reasons they are living happily ever after! 

 About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today Bestseller/contemporary romance writer Samantha Chase released her debut novel, Jordan's Return, in November 2011. Although she waited until she was in her 40's to publish for the first time, writing has been a lifelong passion. Her motivation to take that step was her students: teaching creative writing to elementary age students all the way up through high school and encouraging those students to follow their writing dreams gave Samantha the confidence to take that step as well.

When she's not working on a new story, she spends her time reading contemporary romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.

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  1. Thank you so much for having me here today!!

  2. Of Course one of my favorites would be this series. My other 2 are Alluring Indulgence by Nicole Edwards and Men of Steel by MJ Fields

  3. Besides The Montgomery's. Probably The Anderson's by Melody Anne and the McCarthy's by Marie Force.

  4. The Sullivan clan by Bella Andre, the Anderson's by Melody Anne and all of Nora Robert's trilogy and quartet families, by blood or by love. I know I'll love the Shaunessey brothers too!

  5. Any of Nora Robert's...she has quite a few and off hand can't name them...but all are good.