Thursday, February 13, 2014

Tempting Thursday

Happy Tempting Thursday!
Today I'm sharing a new release from one of my fave authors!
HEART RIVER INN by Jocie McKade!
I grabbed my copy this morning and can't wait to dig in!

Lexi Sheridan doesn’t believe in true love. It’s a fantasy found only in old Hollywood movies. She’s a journalist trying to climb the professional ladder and work her way into a national news organization. When a mysterious old photograph lands in her lap, it could be her ‘golden ticket’ to that coveted news job.

That photo leads her to the Heart River Inn, a lovers’ resort nestled in the wilds of the Pocono Mountains. The resort is a kitschy place that she at first finds nauseatingly filled with fake couples in love. However, after only a few days interviewing guests, her jaded soul begins to see things with a new perspective.

At the Heart River Inn, Lexi encounters a soft-hearted owner with a secret past, a hot manager, lethal swans, attack curtains, and an assortment of couples you won’t soon forget.

If on some night your world is looking bleak, your heart is broken, and you don’t think true love exists, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to stumble across the heart-shaped sign of the Heart River Inn.

Welcome, the Heart River Inn
The Pocono’s are America’s kitschy romance capital. Nestled amid beautiful mountains near the
New Jersey state line, many overlook its small towns, and beautiful scenery.
A few years ago, hubby and I spend a very fun anniversary weekend in the Pocono Mountains.
We stayed at one the resorts with the champagne glass bathtub, in-room swimming pool, and
fireplace. Was it kitschy? Yes. But it was so much fun. We laughed, we ate, we meet some
amazing people, and we ventured into the small towns and parks in the area. Wow, all the stuff
they don’t say in the brochure.
Heart River Inn came out of that weekend, and many of the characters bloomed out of that
It begins with journalist Lexi Sheridan finding a photograph while doing some research. She
works for a small NY magazine and dreams of landing a job at one of the big networks and
traveling the world getting to do the ‘big’ news stories. This one photograph just might make her
dreams comes true.
The problem with Lexi, is that she’s well nice, and it’s very hard for her to be the ruthless
journalist that shoves the microphone in someone’s face. This time, however, she vows it will be
different and she will get the dirt on that photograph.
In love, Lexi hasn’t exactly had a good history, so she comes to the lover’s resort with a jaded
heart and a skeptical mind.
Each chapter features a different couple that is staying at Heart River Inn. They tell Lexi why
they are there, what brought them there, and why they keep coming back. It’s quite the cast of
characters that frequent Heart River Inn, as well as evil gym equipment and trained attack swans.
I hope you’ll enjoy a visit to the Pocono’s and make Heart River Inn your destination.

Bio and Links

Jocie McKade is an author, scriptwriter, and journalist. Very much like her character Lexi
Sheridan, her heart got in the way of her journalism and after a showdown with a newspaper
editor, she began writing fiction. She lives in the Midwest with her family and Diesel the Wonder Dog. When not writing, she grows ArnoldSwartzaWeeds in her garden, and camps whenever the opportunity presents itself. Jocie also writes romantic comedies as Linda McMaken.

You can find Jocie online at:

One lucky commenter will win an e-copy of Heart River Inn!!!
Make sure you leave your email so I can contact the winner!!!
Contest lasts until February 20th at midnight


  1. that looks lovely!! Thanks for the heads up Tobi!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Gaele! I can't wait to dig in!

  2. This book sounds really good!

  3. Hehe!! Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing Tobi!!

  4. Thanks for sharing Tobi, this book sounds like a really fun read! I love to discover new authors, thank you.


    lori @ lustypenguin . com

  5. We spent a few romantic weekends in the Pocono when we lived I Jersey and have fond memories. .great post and the novel sounds sweet.

  6. Oh that looks like a lot of fun :) I love quirky places like that. Could probably deal without the attack swans though. lol Those things are scary!

  7. I love the Poconos! We went on our Honeymoon there. :) Looks like a great book!

  8. This sounds like something I could really enjoy :) Plus I loved when I hear a mentioning of places I've been, I love the Poconos! A very romantic setting.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. This definitely sounds like a lot of fun - and I'm telling you, the chance to read about those swans already has me giggling! Thanks for bringing this book to my attention, I'm off to GR now to TBR it so I don't forget!
    liz at fictional candy dot com