Saturday, December 10, 2016

#Christmas Confessions from Kensington author Laura Heffernan @LH_Writes

Laura Heffernan is living proof that watching too much TV can pay off. When not watching total strangers participate in arranged marriages, drag racing queens, or cooking competitions, Laura enjoys travel, baking, board games, helping with writing contests, and seeking new experiences. She lives in the northeast with her amazing husband and two furry little beasts.

Some of Laura's favorite things include goat cheese, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, the Oxford comma, and ice cream. Not all together. The best place to find her is usually on Twitter, where she spends far too much time tweeting about writing, Canadian chocolate, and reality TV. Follow her @LH_Writes or visit her website, Laura is represented by Michelle Richter at Fuse Literary

Christmas Confessions

1. I always buy books at Christmas because books are wonderful. I buy them for as many people as I can, especially young nieces and nephews. I want them to learn to love reading early.

2. In my opinion, Christmas fruitcake should be whatever you want it to be. Eat it, don’t, use it as a doorstop. You do you, and enjoy.

3. I better get up Christmas morning and find no cats under the tree or else.

4. I think most Christmas movies are wonderful, and my favorites are A Christmas Story and White Christmas.

5. My husband and a I haven’t been able to create our own Christmas traditions yet, but we’ll probably do a pot luck with friends who also don’t have family nearby. My favorite dish is buffalo chicken dip, and I’ll be drinking hot cocoa.

AMERICA'S NEXT REALITY STAR is forthcoming from Kensington/Lyrical Shine on March 7, 2017. Pre-order today!


Twenty-four-year-old Jen Reid had her life in good shape: an okay job, a tiny-cute Seattle apartment, and a great boyfriend almost ready to get serious. In a flash it all came apart. Single, unemployed, and holding an eviction notice, who has time to remember trying out for a reality show? Then the call comes, and Jen sees her chance to start over—by spending her summer on national TV.

Luckily The Fishbowl is all about puzzles and games, the kind of thing Jen would love even if she wasn’t desperate. The cast checks all the boxes: cheerful, quirky Birdie speaks in hashtags; vicious Ariana knows just how to pout for the cameras; and corn-fed “J-dawg” plays the cartoon villain of the house. Then there’s Justin, the green-eyed law student who always seems a breath away from kissing her. Is their attraction real, or a trick to get him closer to the $250,000 grand prize? Romance or showmance, suddenly Jen has a lot more to lose than a summer . . .

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