More photos from my visit to Highland Orchards in Chester County, Pennsylvania. A beautiful place. Enjoy!
We had a wonderful visit to Highland Orchards in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
I took a break after a busy release week for my new book NATURALLY YOURS and relaxed with my husband at Highland Orchards, a crown jewel of Chester County, Pennsylvania. People travel from around the state to pick their own apples and other fruits or to buy them direct from the Highland market. The staff bakes pies, cakes, breads, and their signature apple cider donuts every day. (I especially like to eat the apple cider donuts while they’re still warm.) They offer a wide variety of homemade jams, preserves, butters, relishes and more. Take a hay ride, visit the children’s zoo, or walk the corn maze. Well worth the stop. I gotta’ say; I love living in my home state.
These photos were taken with my little Fuji FinePix digital camera. Am I making you hungry?
Is your mouth watering?
“This little book took me by surprise. In just a short amount of words, I found myself connected to Mickey. He’s a paramedic, saving people’s lives on a daily basis. About half way through, you find out that he not only is a paramedic, he does many ‘knight in shining armor’ type things outside of work hours, which made me like him even more. Amanda is not timid by any means. She boldly puts Mickey in his place more than once. I like her spunk. I read this wonderful book in one sitting and I enjoyed every word.” 5 Stars! ~Jodie’s W.I.N.E List
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MANY THANKS to My Family’s Heart Book Reviews and Tours and the following book bloggers for featuring my new release.
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My Family’s Heart
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My Family’s Heart
Girl With Pen
2 Bibliophiles Guide
Bare Naked Words
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Words, Word, Words
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NATURALLY YOURS On Sale Now!
It’s RELEASE DAY! I’m excited to share my latest contemporary romance from Boroughs Publishing. I hope you’ll pick up a copy and enjoy Mickey and Amanda’s love story. Happily, the early reviews of the book have been overwhelmingly positive. I’m thrilled and humbled by the response. Thank you for your enthusiastic support.
Book bloggers will be spreading the word about NATURALLY YOURS during a three-day book blast. Join us! I’ll be interacting with readers and giving away fun prizes October 8,9,10. The complete list is posted on Adele’s Book Tour Footprints page, but I’ll add reminders to this blog each day of the tour.
To kick off the new release celebration, Harlie’s Book Blog and author Delilah Devlin are hosting me today. Here’s where you can find us.
Harlie gave NATURALLY YOURS Five Harlie’s and a Recommended Read review!
Who will save a man who saves the world?
After saving the life of a child, an Iraq War veteran–turned-paramedic finds love and absolution in the arms of a beautiful master chef.
“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” —Will Work for Books
Paramedic Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. He doesn’t do it for glory, though. He wants absolution, not admiration. And he lives by one rule: No personal contact after a rescue.
Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges, so when she learns the man who saved the life of her restaurant partners’ child won’t come to dinner, she suddenly has a mission. When the handsome paramedic actually shows up, that mission changes. Their attraction is undeniable and their chemistry explosive, but Mickey has demons he must face before he and Amanda can savor the rest of their lives. Together.
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I’m celebrating my birthday with my family on the eve of my new release NATURALLY YOURS and couldn’t be happier. Release Day is like a birthday party and Christmas morning wrapped up in one, and no gift could be better for an author than publication of her book by a supportive and enthusiastic publisher. The early reviews of NATURALLY YOURS have been overwhelmingly positive, which makes my release date sweeter. Thank you so much!
I wish the master chef in my story, Amanda Greer, could create a birthday dinner for me like the meals she creates in her restaurant. Her beautifully restored farmhouse would be warmly lit with candles and there’d be flowers on the table set with a linen tablecloth, silverware, and fine china. There would be no balloons decorating the room, though. Balloons have been banned from the premises. You’ll have to read NATURALLY YOURS to find out why.
Author pal Veronica Forand wished me a happy birthday by linking our blogs in a post about our books, and I’m returning the gesture. Check out her new and upcoming titles Code Red and Tackled By The Girl Next Door on her blog page.
Dozens of big-hearted book bloggers will feature NATURALLY YOURS over the next four days to get the word out about my new release. There will be prizes for visitors. I have posted the list of participants on my Adele’s Book Tour Footprints page and will post reminders over the next two days on this blog. Please join us!
I appreciate your interest in my books and for following my blog. I hope you enjoy NATURALLY YOURS.
Coming October 7, 2014!
NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs
Who will save a man who saves the world? Paramedic
Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. Mickey doesn’t do it for glory; he wants absolution, not admiration. He lives by the rule: No personal contact after a rescue. That code meets the ultimate test when Mickey saves a child’s life on a roadside and declines the parents’ invitation to dinner at their upscale restaurant.
Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges. When she learns Mickey has refused her business partners’ hospitality, she persuades him to change his mind. The handsome paramedic visits her restaurant and Amanda joins him at his table. Their unexpected chemistry turns kinetic and leads to a passionate kiss. In Amanda’s arms, Mickey finds relief from the stressors that haunt him, but resists falling in love. When Amanda challenges him to face his demons and accept the love she offers, Mickey arrives at a crossroad. The war-weary paramedic must first save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart.
“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” ~Will Work for Books
Author pals Susan Scott Shelley and Lynn Kellan write heartfelt, satisfying contemporary romance and asked me to tell you about my NATURALLY YOURS characters Mickey Kendall and Amanda Greer and their soon-to-be-released story. There are few things I like to talk about more than my books, so of course I was willing. NATURALLY YOURS is a sweet and sexy contemporary romance I hope will alternately make you laugh, cry, and cheer for its hero and heroine.
NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs
COMING OCTOBER 7, 2014 from Boroughs Publishing Group!
Paramedic Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. Mickey doesn’t do it for glory; he wants absolution, not admiration. He lives by the rule: No personal contact after a rescue. That code meets the ultimate test when Mickey saves a child’s life on a roadside and declines the parents’ invitation to dinner at their upscale restaurant.
Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges. When she learns Mickey has refused her business partners’ hospitality, she persuades him to change his mind. The handsome paramedic visits her restaurant and Amanda joins him at his table. Their unexpected chemistry turns kinetic and leads to a passionate kiss.
In Amanda’s arms, Mickey finds relief from the stressors that haunt him, but resists falling in love. When Amanda challenges him to face his demons and accept the love she offers, Mickey arrives at a crossroad. The war-weary paramedic must first save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart.
“They called you a hero in the press.” Her dark lashes lowered and lifted and she smiled at him with admiration shining in her eyes. “They were right, of course. What you did for Jack can never be repaid.”
Mickey winced at the hero reference. “I hate to disappoint you, but I only did what I’m trained to do.”
Amanda made sounds of disagreement low in her throat. “Elena told me at least a hundred and fifty cars passed her on the highway. Every one of them ignored her cries for help. Of all those people, don’t you think one might have been medically trained? Or at least cared enough to respond? No. You stopped. Only you.”
Oh. He hadn’t thought of that.
She pointed a finger at his chest. “There’s a difference between you and other people. There’s no other way to explain what happened on that roadway. Elena is convinced you’re special, and I never doubt her perceptions. That’s another reason why I wanted to meet you.”
Mickey stared into Amanda’s eyes and her pupils dilated. Her lips parted, ever so slightly, as if to welcome a kiss. Her tongue touched the inside of her bottom lip and disappeared. Mickey knew then, she felt it too. Synergy. Chemistry. An attraction so powerful it turned kinetic on contact.
Some called it love at first sight.
Amanda. Even her name was beautiful.
She took a sip of her drink and he watched her mouth and throat work the liquid. When she set down the tumbler, she wiped a droplet from the corner of her mouth with a trimmed, unpolished fingertip. Mickey wished he could have swiped the bead away with his tongue.
Amanda leaned closer and pressed a hand to his wrist. “Trained or not, you were the only stranger on that highway who had a heart.”
Mickey laid his hand over hers and she let him keep it there. Until now, he wasn’t sure he still had a heart. His had been chipped away, piece by piece, like a block of ice since the war. He’d considered it long gone, with his soul. In mere minutes, what was left had thawed in the center, leaving him raw and exposed.
Amanda continued to speak; clearly unaware she’d stripped away another layer. “I love Jack like he’s my own son. He’s a terrific kid. I’ve helped take care of him since the day the Martins and I started this restaurant. When you saved him, you saved us all.” Amanda leaned in and pressed a quick, sweet kiss against Mickey’s jaw.
Their gazes locked when she sat back in her chair. The gravity of her words and her straightforward kiss humbled him into speechlessness. He’d been thanked many times before, but this woman had gotten to him like no one else. He squeezed her hand and then downed the rest of his drink. Amanda took another sip of hers and set the glass on the table before retreating into silence. She turned the tumbler slowly in her hands.
Mickey looked back at her and tapped two fingers against the menu’s leather cover. “Nothing here is what I expected.”
Amanda returned a quiet smile, either assuming he meant food choices, or pretending he had. She tucked her arms beneath her breasts and leaned forward against the edge of the table, lifting perfect white swells above the neckline of her blouse. “Organic means untouched by artificiality. Grown and consumed in its natural state. We eat only healthy foods unspoiled by chemicals, preservatives, hormones, steroids, antibiotics, and genetically modified seeds or cells. Pure.”
Pure. Mickey gazed at the stunning woman by his side. The texture of her skin looked smooth as cream and welcoming to the touch. He longed to run his hands along her thighs, imagining sleek roads leading to heaven at their apex. “I like the sound of that.” The way she looked back at him while he studied her face made him wonder if she’d read his mind.
The one that had gone dirty.
Meet the characters in a release by my author pal Donna Michaels on October 2. Donna writes sexy western and military romances you’ll want to add to your reading list!
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Welcome, fall, my second favorite time of year. The air is cooler, the colors are vibrant, and some of our best holidays take place in autumn. What’s not to love?
Sunrise on Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. During my summer vacation I took sunrise photos almost every morning on the beach and was amazed at the uniqueness of each daybreak. The following unretouched photographs seemed like an appropriate welcome to the new season. I hope you enjoy them.