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[Instead of watching those TV romances (if you've seen two, you've seen them all), why not unplug a little and read one for a change??  Maybe it's not quite as formulaic as the TV movies, but the concept is just the same.  (But probably more realistic.)]

Choose your hot crush actor from a favorite TV show, and imagine him as the main character in this book.  Wouldn't we all swoon??  Dana Hayes tries not to, but....


Dana's first book has just been published--and she's a bit nervous about people connecting her story to a handsome, popular actor.  Yeah, she based her main character on the hunky star, but she didn't want that to be too well known.  When she's assigned to do promotional appearances with the actor in question, Kaden MacKay, she discovers that--unlike his famous TV character--the man is a complete JERK.

Thrown together more than she'd like, Dana eventually learns that there's more to Kaden than his rugged looks and brusque manner....






(Sounds like one of those Hallmark Channel romance movies, no??  Give it a read and decide for yourself!)
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    Re: The single mom and the actor....
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    Re: The single mom and the actor....
    « Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 07:11:23 am »
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    Re: The single mom and the TV star....
    « Reply #3 on: May 27, 2017, 05:43:32 am »
    Choose your hot crush actor from your favorite TV show, and imagine him as the main character in this book.  Wouldn't we all swoon??  Dana Hayes tries not to, but....





    If you'd like to read the companion book...
    the book written by the main character of Fool Me Once:
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    Re: The single mom and the TV star....
    « Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 02:51:40 pm »
    Dana's first book has just been published--and she's a bit nervous about people connecting her story to a handsome, popular actor.  But when she's assigned to do promotional appearances with the actor in question, Kaden MacKay, she discovers that--unlike his famous TV character--the man is a complete JERK.

    Thrown together more than she'd like, Dana eventually learns that there's more to Kaden than his rugged looks and brusque manner....



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    Re: The soccer mom and the TV star....
    « Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 05:16:46 am »
    Choose your hot crush actor from your favorite TV show, and imagine him as the main character in this book.  Wouldn't we all swoon??  Dana Hayes tries not to, but....





    If you'd like to read the companion book...
    the book written by the main character of Fool Me Once:
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    Re: The soccer mom and the TV star....
    « Reply #6 on: July 01, 2017, 04:50:14 am »
    Dana's first book has just been published--and she's a bit nervous about people connecting her story to a handsome, popular actor.  But when she's assigned to do promotional appearances with the actor in question, Kaden MacKay, she discovers that--unlike his famous TV character--the man is a complete JERK.

    Thrown together more than she'd like, Dana eventually learns that there's more to Kaden than his rugged looks and brusque manner....



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    Re: The soccer mom and the TV star....
    « Reply #7 on: July 08, 2017, 05:49:34 am »
    Choose your hot crush actor from your favorite TV show, and imagine him as the main character in this book.  Wouldn't we all swoon??  Dana Hayes tries not to, but....





    If you'd like to read the companion book...
    the book written by the main character of Fool Me Once:
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    Re: The soccer mom and the TV star....
    « Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 08:10:25 pm »
    Dana's first book has just been published--and she's a bit nervous about people connecting her story to a handsome, popular actor.  But when she's assigned to do promotional appearances with the actor in question, Kaden MacKay, she discovers that--unlike his famous TV character--the man is a complete JERK.

    Thrown together more than she'd like, Dana eventually learns that there's more to Kaden than his rugged looks and brusque manner....



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    Re: The soccer mom and the TV star....
    « Reply #9 on: August 20, 2017, 06:18:51 am »
    Choose your hot crush actor from a favorite TV show, and imagine him as the main character in this book.  Wouldn't we all swoon??  Dana Hayes tries not to, but....





    If you'd like to read the companion book...
    the book written by the main character of Fool Me Once:
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    Re: The soccer mom and the TV star....
    « Reply #10 on: September 09, 2017, 05:43:30 am »
    Dana's first book has just been published--and she's a bit nervous about people connecting her story to a handsome, popular actor.  But when she's assigned to do promotional appearances with the actor in question, Kaden MacKay, she discovers that--unlike his famous TV character--the man is a complete JERK.

    Thrown together more than she'd like, Dana eventually learns that there's more to Kaden than his rugged looks and brusque manner....



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    Re: The fall TV season is starting back.... what if you met YOUR actor crush??
    « Reply #11 on: September 23, 2017, 05:50:04 am »
    What if you got to meet the star of one of your favorite TV shows--one of the hottest shows on TV, in fact?  You imagine how it will go: you'll possibly gush a bit more than you'd like (once a fangirl....), and he'll be gracious and self-deprecating.  Right?

    Well, that's not what happens when Dana Hayes meets the man on whom she based a fictional character.  She imagined the actor being pleasant and charming.

    WRONG.  Instead, Kaden MacKay is rude and boorish.  Shocked, Dana's intention is to walk away and never see him again.

    See what happens, and how she manages to peak behind the curtain at the man behind the famous name.


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    Re: The fall TV season is starting back.... what if you met YOUR actor crush??
    « Reply #12 on: October 07, 2017, 06:10:16 am »
    Choose your hot crush actor from a favorite TV show, and imagine him as the main character in this book.  Wouldn't we all swoon??  Dana Hayes tries not to, but....




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    Re: The fall TV season is here.... what if you met YOUR actor crush??
    « Reply #13 on: November 03, 2017, 08:41:17 pm »
    What if you got to meet your favorite "crush" actor?  That would be AMAZING, right??  But... what if you were disappointed in the result?

    Dana's first book has just been published--and she's a bit nervous about people connecting her story to a handsome, popular actor.  But when she's assigned to do promotional appearances with the actor in question, Kaden MacKay, she discovers that--unlike his famous TV character--the man is a complete JERK.

    Thrown together more than she'd like, Dana eventually learns that there's more to Kaden than his rugged looks and brusque manner....



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    Re: Like a Hallmark Channel romance movie
    « Reply #14 on: December 09, 2017, 08:07:53 pm »
    Formula for romance:

    ~ The main female character is a strong, independent woman.

    ~ She meets a man who is rude, obnoxious, and insufferable.

    ~ Of course they have to spend time together.

    ~ She finds out there's more to the man than meets the eye.

    Yep, this book checks all these boxes.  Give it a try!

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    Re: Like a Hallmark Channel romance movie
    « Reply #15 on: December 29, 2017, 06:36:01 pm »
    What if you got to meet the star of one of your favorite TV shows--one of the hottest shows on TV, in fact?  You imagine how it will go: you'll possibly gush a bit more than you'd like (once a fangirl....), and he'll be gracious and self-deprecating.  Right?

    Well, that's not what happens when Dana Hayes meets the man on whom she based a fictional character.  She imagined the actor being pleasant and charming.

    WRONG.  Instead, Kaden MacKay is rude and boorish.  Shocked, Dana's intention is to walk away and never see him again.

    See what happens, and how she manages to peak behind the curtain at the man behind the famous name.


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    Re: Do you like Hallmark Channel romance movies? Cuddle up and read!!
    « Reply #16 on: January 17, 2018, 12:27:10 pm »
    The weather is bitingly cold... if you need to warm up, what better way than a great relationship story??

    Dana's first book has just been published--and she's a bit nervous about people connecting her story to a handsome, popular actor.  Yeah, she based her main character on the hunky star, but she didn't want that to be too well known.  When she's assigned to do promotional appearances with the actor in question, Kaden MacKay, she discovers that--unlike his famous TV character--the man is a complete JERK.

    Thrown together more than she'd like, Dana eventually learns that there's more to Kaden than his rugged looks and brusque manner....






    If you love those movies on the Hallmark Channel, this book is probably right up your alley.  Give it a try!
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    Re: Do you like Hallmark Channel romance movies? Cuddle up and read!!
    « Reply #17 on: April 14, 2018, 07:46:35 pm »
    Formula for romance:

    ~ The main female character is a strong, independent woman.

    ~ She meets a man who is rude, obnoxious, and insufferable.

    ~ Of course they have to spend time together.

    ~ She finds out there's more to the man than meets the eye.

    Yep, this book checks all these boxes.  Give it a try!


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    Re: Do you like Hallmark Channel romance movies? Cuddle up and read!!
    « Reply #18 on: May 12, 2018, 05:43:30 am »
    Choose your hot crush actor from a favorite TV show, and imagine him as the main character in this book.  Wouldn't we all swoon??  Dana Hayes tries not to, but....




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    Re: Do you like Hallmark Channel romance movies? Cuddle up and read!!
    « Reply #19 on: June 17, 2018, 06:33:59 pm »
    What if you got to meet the star of one of your favorite TV shows--one of the hottest shows on TV, in fact?  You imagine how it will go: you'll possibly gush a bit more than you'd like (once a fangirl....), and he'll be gracious and self-deprecating.  Right?

    Well, that's not what happens when Dana Hayes meets the man on whom she based a fictional character.  She imagined the actor being pleasant and charming.

    WRONG.  Instead, Kaden MacKay is rude and boorish.  Shocked, Dana's intention is to walk away and never see him again.

    See what happens, and how she manages to peak behind the curtain at the man behind the famous name.


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    Re: What if you got to meet your TV CRUSH???
    « Reply #20 on: June 30, 2018, 05:57:15 am »
    The weather is scorchingly HOT... if you need to relax and forget the heat, what better way than a great relationship story??

    Dana's first book has just been published--and she's a bit nervous about people connecting her story to a handsome, popular actor.  Yeah, she based her main character on the hunky star, but she didn't want that to be too well known.  When she's assigned to do promotional appearances with the actor in question, Kaden MacKay, she discovers that--unlike his famous TV character--the man is a complete JERK.

    Thrown together more than she'd like, Dana eventually learns that there's more to Kaden than his rugged looks and brusque manner....






    If you love those movies on the Hallmark Channel, this book is probably right up your alley.  Give it a try!
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    Re: What if you got to meet your TV CRUSH???
    « Reply #21 on: July 21, 2018, 05:17:01 pm »
    The weather is hot and humid and stormy and unpredictable... if you need to relax, what better way than a great relationship story??

    Dana's first book has just been published--and she's a bit nervous about people connecting her story to a handsome, popular actor.  Yeah, she based her main character on the hunky star, but she didn't want that to be too well known.  When she's assigned to do promotional appearances with the actor in question, Kaden MacKay, she discovers that--unlike his famous TV character--the man is a complete JERK.

    Thrown together more than she'd like, Dana eventually learns that there's more to Kaden than his rugged looks and brusque manner....






    If you love those movies on the Hallmark Channel, this book is probably right up your alley.  Give it a try!
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    Re: Who likes the HALLMARK CHANNEL romance movies??
    « Reply #22 on: August 04, 2018, 05:02:42 pm »
    Formula for romance:

    ~ The main female character is a strong, independent woman.

    ~ She meets a man who is rude, obnoxious, and insufferable.

    ~ Of course they have to spend time together.

    ~ She finds out there's more to the man than meets the eye.

    Yep, this book checks all these boxes.  Give it a try!


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    Re: Who likes the HALLMARK CHANNEL romance movies??
    « Reply #23 on: August 08, 2018, 02:48:52 am »
    I'm getting into it, because I write screenplays too and I'd like to write in this genre.


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    Re: Who likes the HALLMARK CHANNEL romance movies??
    « Reply #24 on: August 10, 2018, 05:42:10 pm »
    I'm getting into it, because I write screenplays too and I'd like to write in this genre.

    The sad thing is, these books don't really have a definite genre.  Nobody's Perfect is NOT a romance novel (based on popular definition of the genre), and while Fool Me Once is much closer to it, I'm still not sure most romance readers would accept it.   ???


    (And funny you should mention screenwriting... I've written books that are a homage to a classic old TV show, and parts of the book are written in screenplay format.  I had Reasons for that, but had to scrap it in the later books of the series.)
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