1. I hear you have a pet in your novel, For the Love of July. Tell us about the book.
For the Love of July is Book 2 in the “Twelve Months, Twelve Love Stories” series. It takes place in the Midwest and tells the love story of Abby Evans and Kevin Kardell. When they first meet, sparks fly. But not necessarily in a good way. Abby thinks he’s an egotistical athlete, while Kevin doesn’t know what to think, never having met anyone like her before. Then, with one kiss, everything changes between them. But as their love grows, Kevin senses she’s hiding something. Determined to find out what it is, never did he expect to find out what he did.
For the Love of July Blurb:
Think summertime…and baseball comes to mind. But let’s say we mix things up a bit. Think of it as a recipe in the making.
A recipe for love.
Start by tossing together one spunky hometown girl, Abby Evans, who bakes cookies for a living and Kevin Kardell, a hot and upcoming Major League Baseball sensation. A Chicago native and new in town, he is more than ready to show Cleveland just how good he really is.
Add a dash of humor, a pinch of sass and a whole lot of chemistry. Finally, the most important step of all? Add heat. Lots of it.
The result? Bam! Bang! Sha-zamm! You’ve got fireworks! A recipe that’s a winner, hands down!
But of course, there’s a catch…because, as we all know, anything worth having never comes easy.
Buy Links–For the Love of July and other books in the “Twelve Months, Twelve Love Stories” series:
2. I understand a very special dog inspired Poppy in this book.
Snickers was a cockapoo I was lucky to have for 18 years. I wish everyone could be lucky enough to have a dog with the personality she had…fun, smart, always happy and just too darn cute. I based Poppy, Abby’s dog in For the Love of July on Snickers. Like Snickers was for me, she was there for Abby, be it a sloppy puppy kiss or a cuddle. I have also included dogs in other books of the series. Mia in A Million Decembers, Popcorn and Snowball in February’s Angel, Mr. Pickles in February’s Angel, and Oreo in Goodbye Heartbreak, Hello May. Some of these little pups keep showing up throughout the series.
3. What other books have you written?
I have written and published 9 books, and I am now working on number 10. Eight of the books (along with the book in progress) are part of the “Twelve Months, Twelve Love Stories” series. I guess you could classify all of my books as Contemporary Romance, even though I find this genre so vague. I like to describe them as falling in the small town, sweet, but with a little bit of spice, and a feel-good kind of romance read. And, of course, always with a happy ending.
I have also started another series, “Holidays in White Oaks Valley.” There is only one book at this time, A Grand Slam Kind of Christmas.
Buy Links (Available in Print, Audio and E-Book):
Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/u/mVgeL6
Independent Book Stores: https://bookshop.org/shop/lbjoyce12
4. Where can readers learn more about your books and connect with you online?
All Author: https://allauthor.com/author/lbjoyce/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/L-B-Joyce/e/B01N2AFD4L/ref=aufs_dp_fta_dsk
MARCIA: L.B., thank you for being my June interviewees! I love discovering novels that feature dogs, and I look forward to reading your books.
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