Saturday, July 12, 2014

Welcome To My Back List!

Welcome to another exciting SCP Blog Hop!  This month, we're introducing you to our back lists:) For a complete list of participants and their links, go HERE.  So without further ado, fasten your seat belts and prepare to travel back in time to 1984-88.  You remember those years, don't you?  Let me refresh your memory real quick:

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Anyway, welcome to Arbor University!  
Arbor University Tales:
    Arbordale, Indiana...where mistakes are made, love blooms, friendships thrive, and futures are being formed.  Start in 1984 and work your way to the present with these young men and women as they begin their journey toward adulthood!

 #1:  Love On The Rocks (formally known as Love Is Sober)
Elicia Keller starts her first year of college as a snobbish, self-absorbed coed.  When she starts enjoying the party scene, will her self-destructive attitude drag her down, or will she learn from her mistakes?  Sometimes, the 'man of our dreams'  isn't always the one we picture...

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#2: Love Finds A Way (Formally known as Love on the Rocks): 
     Can a blind date turn into a romance?  Amy Callahan wants to find out, so when she flies to California to spend a week with Matt Slagal, she discovers the ups and downs of a long distance relationship.  Which one prevails..."Absence makes the heart grow fonder"  or, "Out of sight, out of mind"?

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#3:  Forbidden Love:  
Meet Keri Patterson, a sophomore at Arbor University, pursuing an Auto Technology career in the middle 1980s.  The college is located in the fictional town of Arbordale, Indiana, and Keri’s dream is to one day be a part of an Indy car racing team.  Along the way, she meets and falls for an older man, Kyle Sampson, who happens to be going through a divorce.  With the innocence of her first love, Keri tries to balance her ambition to be the first female member of a racing pit crew and her awakening femininity.  Will Keri and Kyle’s romance survive the hairpin twists and turns, or is disaster looming?

Kyle is not without problems of his own.  He wasn’t expecting to meet the girl of his dreams so quickly, before the ink is even dry on the divorce petition.  Trying to keep the two facets of his life separate, he discovers there is a fine line between love and hate, as well as deception and protection.  But life doesn’t always get wrapped up in neat packages.  Sometimes it blows up in your face.

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#4:  Balancing Act:
Gretchen McLaren has her life mapped out. A tour of duty with the Peace Corps, then working as a social worker for the elderly. But her boyfriend Joe Walker doesn't agree with her plan, and tries everything in his power to change her mind. But will he succeed? Or will his efforts drive her into the arms of another man?

Troy Anderson finds himself hearing the words no man wants to hear, "I just want to be friends." But when a skilled manipulator tries to tear down the woman he loves, will he fight for her? Find out what happens when jealousy upsets the balance of love and ambition. Has Gretchen been blind to true love the entire time?

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If you prefer your romance in a slightly more 'adult' way, then get back in your time machine, fasten your seat belt, and welcome back to the Present:)

Dustin James is shocked to learn the sexy blonde he met two days earlier is none other than his father’s caterer who also works at the country club he’s recently joined. When he can’t keep his hands off of her, is lust for her sexy body all he wants, or is it love?

Courtney Bright defied the rules by admitting her attraction to the new customer at the country club. But when she realizes her feelings aren’t just sexual, will she take a chance on love, or is her job more important?

Angela Clayborn discovers the man she sent to prison nearly two years before, has been granted an early release.  Torn between wanting to see him and fearful if she does, sparks fly when Steve Blumenthal appears in her gift shop and later at her condo.  Will Angie free her heart from its icy prison?  Has Steve really turned his life around, or is it a hoax?
Meanwhile, in Colorado on business, Angie’s current boyfriend, Brad Morrison, is wrestling with his own call of the wild.  He’s met unconventional, sexy Emma Nichols, who runs not only her own riding stable, but helps out with her family’s woodworking store in EstesPark.  Emma resents Brad’s offer to help during a family crisis, but eventually discovers that Fate sometimes sends people down unexpected paths to love.  Can Brad tame a wildcat?  Or will Emma settle for the safe path?


Heare2Watts said...

Beautiful book covers! Thank you for being part of the SCP Back List Blog Hop!

Kathy Watts

Michelle Willms said...

I miss being able to talk to someone without the person constantly checking his/her cell phone (or playing on it). I also miss going to the movies without seeing and hearing cell phones and lap tops/notebooks everywhere. I could do this all day. :)

michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I miss the television programing. Honest, clean sitcoms and fantasies outrank reality TV in my book any day. Thanks for being a part of the hop!

Debbie lemon said...

I miss people actually talking to each other instead of always on their cell phone.Thanks for the chance.

Carolyn Gibbs said...

The 80's was a great time. I also miss just having more face time with my friends instead over the Internet or phone. Can't wait to get caught up on Arbor University :).

Cindy Bartolotta said...

I thought hard about that list and while I agree with all of them, I find my life enriched with the technological changes. I do miss some stuff, though. I think the for me is: no in NO. That was final. You knew where you stood. Don't like it? Oh well...
Thanks for being in the blog hop.

B.C. Brown said...

I miss cruising. I miss driving up and down a street a few times, and then pulling over in a parking lot, blading times, and hanging out with friends for hours.

Holly J Gill said...

I miss the music in the 80's some fantastic tunes were out and even some now I use to inspire me for my WIP, not forgetting some amazing films, I was a young girl in the 80's so therefore I intend to remember more and life never seemed to pass by so quickly!

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Eva's Flowers said...

I'm a totally 80's girl, I was in high school during that time. I miss some of the clothes, though a lot of them are making a come back, I think the music as well. Those were some good times!


Sandra Nachlinger said...

Just stopped by to say "hi" and hope you enjoy the blog hop. Your books are on my TBR list, and they all sound terrific.

Tamara Hoffa said...

I miss...Big Hair! Lol.
sugerlady (at) aol (dot) com

morgan said...

I miss cruising through town with with my girlfriends.