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WISHING ON A STAR Cover Reveal!

on October 18, 2018

I’ve been planning to revive this blog for a while, and what better time to do that than today? This year has been a crazy one for me, and the chaos is carrying all the way through to the end. That’s because WISHING ON A STAR releases on December 11, and today I’m ridiculously excited to share the cover with you! Isn’t she pretty??!!!???

 

 

Wishing On A Star carries on the Shooting Stars Series, featuring the artists and dreamers who pass through the doors of Shooting Stars Records, the newest label in Music City. Here’s the current back cover copy for Wishing On A Star! (Subject to change.)

This is the story of Jesse Gold—the first female artist signed to Shooting Stars Records, and one of the most talented unknowns in Music City. After getting a glimpse of success as one half of the Honkytonk Daisies, Jesse wants stardom more than ever, but she can’t get there without an album and for that she needs a producer.

Enter Ash Shepherd—a successful songwriter coming off a career-topping collaboration with the now-redeemed bad boy of country music, Chance Colburn. Stepping into the producer’s chair can take Ash’s career to the next level, but he won’t make just any album. The music has to be real and genuine and straight from the performer’s heart.

Thus comes problem number one. Jesse is determined to make the catchiest, most radio-friendly album she can to insure her debut record is a success. Ash is more interested in great songs than spoon-feeding listeners candy-coated country pop, and that means pushing Jesse beyond what he calls musical fluff.

But a disagreement on songs isn’t the only issue between them.

Which brings in problem number two. Jesse and Ash share a past that includes her brother’s death in a car accident while Ash was behind the wheel. That tragic night left Jesse scarred and alone, and after twelve years apart, these two wounded artists struggle to not only find common ground, but to deal with the powerful and unexpected sparks igniting between them.

Can Ash and Jesse let go of the past and take a shot at a future that neither imagined? Or will they cling to old wounds and lose out on a love they might never find again?

I’m crazy excited and nervous and all-around petrified to be putting this one out there on my own, but Jesse and Ash’s story had to be told, even if neither of them was willing to making the writing easy for me. I hope you’re excited, too, and if you are, feel free to hop over to Amazon and hit the preorder button today!

PS: There will be at least one more book in this series and it’s the one I hope everyone is waiting for. I know I am.

The Series Is Complete!

on November 11, 2014

Osburn-MoreToGive-17603-CV-FT-V4MORE TO GIVE, the fourth and final installment in the Anchor Island Series, is finally on sale. You can get the digital format for Kindle only on Amazon, while the print and audio versions are available anywhere books are sold. (If you don’t see the print book in your local store, ask them to order it. Or you can nudge your local library to bring it in for you.)

Da Blurb!

Callie Henderson had to fight to put her tragic past behind her, but now the up-and-coming player in the hospitality industry is well on her way to happiness. She has her sights set on the lead renovation position at the Sunset Harbor Inn—an inn that just happens to be owned by Sam Edwards, the man who comforted her in her grief and gave her one night of passion before walking away.

Sam is searching for someone who can turn his quaint inn into a premier boutique hotel. He just never expected that someone to be the one woman who knows his deepest secrets. But he needs Callie, and Callie needs the job. Throw in a talking parrot with a cracker addiction, some uncooperative islanders, and enough sexual sparks to light a beachside bonfire, and they’ve got their work cut out for them…

More to Give is a story of heartbreak and healing, of facing the past…and having the courage to believe in a future.

Read an excerpt here.

I can’t say how much this series has meant to me, and the response from readers has been more than I could have ever hoped for. Thank you all for loving these characters, and helping to make my dreams come true!

And don’t forget to check in over on my Facebook page, where I’ll be doing giveaways all day long.

Two Weeks and Counting!

on October 28, 2014

Osburn-MoreToGive-17603-CV-FT-V4MORE TO GIVE, the fourth and final installment in the bestselling Anchor Island Series will be flying off the virtual shelves (I hope!) in two weeks. I can’t believe the day is almost here. I so love this series, and writing the closing story was both joyful and bittersweet.

Ironically, there was never supposed to be a fourth book in the series. But when Sam Edwards stepped onto the page in HOME TO STAY, there was no doubt he was hero material. He was high-class and mysterious. Hot and emanated power. How could I NOT give him his own book??

But who would be the perfect woman for Sam? I knew she wasn’t already on the island, which meant I had to search the ethos to find her. Thankfully, she came to me with little prodding while I was on a flight from Atlanta to Norfolk back in 2013. Callie Henderson graciously stepped out of Sam’s past and landed on Anchor Island as if she always belonged there.

And maybe she did.

Writing this story meant getting to use both my business sense (I am a business major, after all) as well as my inner decorator. She’s buried deep, but loves to play. Especially when the budget is wide open – as in imaginary. I hope you’ll come see how Sam and Callie turn a rundown old island hotel into a beautiful boutique hotel, creating the perfect setting for elegant destination weddings, or a quiet getaway of any kind to charming and welcoming Anchor Island.

Here’s the back cover copy:

Callie Henderson had to fight to put her tragic past behind her, but now the up-and-coming player in the hospitality industry is well on her way to happiness. She has her sights set on the lead renovation position at the Sunset Harbor Inn—an inn that just happens to be owned by Sam Edwards, the man who comforted her in her grief and gave her one night of passion before walking away.

Sam is searching for someone who can turn his quaint inn into a premier boutique hotel. He just never expected that someone to be the one woman who knows his deepest secrets. But he needs Callie, and Callie needs the job. Throw in a talking parrot with a cracker addiction, some uncooperative islanders, and enough sexual sparks to light a beachside bonfire, and they’ve got their work cut out for them…

More to Give is a story of heartbreak and healing, of facing the past…and having the courage to believe in a future.

To celebrate the release of MORE TO GIVE, I’ll be giving away prizes all day on November 11th on my Facebook Page. Up for grabs will be not only Anchor Island books, but books from authors like Nancy Naigle, Kim Law, and more. Plus gift cards. So make sure you’ve Liked my page to see all the giveaways.

And don’t forget, it’s only THREE WEEKS to the release of COWBOYS FOR CHRISTMAS, an anthology of overlapping stories by Kim Law, Liz Talley, and myself. Three cowboys, two weeks, and one wedding. Toss in Christmas and what more could you want??

Free Book Friday Feature

on October 21, 2013

Cover High Res UTtCSay that fast three times.

I am happy to report that UP TO THE CHALLENGE is a featured romance novel on FreeBookFriday.com this week. I had a great time with the interview, and there are 5 signed copies of the book up for grabs.

Get yourself in the running, and then tell your friends about it, too. Contest ends this Friday (Oct 25) so get to it!

And don’t forget! UP TO THE CHALLENGE goes out to the world tomorrow (Oct 22). If you’d like a copy of your own, simply click the cover over there >>> and one-click away.

I’m So Excited!

on October 16, 2013

Cover High Res UTtCAnd I just can’t hide it. That’s right, book 2 in the Anchor Island Series UP TO THE CHALLENGE is almost here. Less than a week to go. Here’s what some folks are saying on Goodreads.

Mariel says “Sweet Cheez-its! Hot and emotional, this took me for a fantastic ride through the lives of Anchor Island residents. I loved how inter-woven the characters were and everybody, main and supporting cast both were well rounded and well developed.”

Linda says “…new author Terri Osburn did not disappoint! Her Anchor Island series is well worth the read. Have to love Sid and Lucas from the start, how they reconnect due to a family emergency, then watch out as the sparks fly! Make sure you have Terri Osburn on your reading list! I do!! Love her series and cannot wait for the her next book!!

Michele says “This was an awesome book. Lucas and Sid were hilarious with their back and forth banter. It was written extremely well. Sid was not your typical lead female character. She was not a wounded lost soul looking to be saved by a man. She was very outspoken and only changed to better herself. There were some great lessons for both men and women in this book. I would definitely recommend this book!” 

And Karen says “I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I read the first in the series beforehand so I would “know” everyone and it had me hooked! In Up to the Challenge, Lucas really redeems himself. Sid really made me laugh out loud at times and I just adored her! There was even a point that I was close to tears and that hasn’t happened in a while. All in all a wonderful, heartwarming story about learning what is really important in life!! Can’t wait for book 3 of this series! :)”

I seriously cannot wait for everyone to get their hands on this one. When asked what book is their favorite, most authors will say the one they’re writing. That’s true for me as well, but there is a definitely soft spot in my heart for this one. If you read MEANT TO BE, then you know a bit about Sid Navarro. As the heroine of this book, she was a blast to write. A character with a giant attitude who will say absolutely anything makes for a fun writing experience.

And don’t forget, you can get ahead of the game and pre-order the next book in the series. HOME TO STAY was also a blast to write. All the Anchor regulars play a part, with one or two newbies I think you’ll like as well.

If things look a little different around here, it’s not just your imagination. The week ahead feels like a new beginning, so it only made sense to freshen up the place.

Now speak up. Are you looking forward to UP TO THE CHALLENGE? And what do you think about the changes?

ONE WEEK!

on May 14, 2013

Sharlene pictureI realize there has been a pattern of increased panic and whining in my recent blogs, but oddly enough, one week before my debut novel goes on sale, I’m incredibly calm.

Who’d a thunk this would happen? Certainly not me.

A great boon has been the wonderful reviews I’m getting on Goodreads. I cannot thank these readers enough. They’ve taken a chance on a new author and truly gotten the story and loved my characters. And best of all, they’re telling their friends!

We authors talk a lot about marketing and publicity, blog tours and placement ads. But there is no better way to sell books than by word of mouth. By one reader loving your work and telling a friend. It’s something you can’t pay for or arrange, it just has to happen.

So thank you to those readers who have spread the good word about my book. I’d give you all a hug if I could. No matter what happens when this book is released, I’m already blessed with happy readers. Two, five, or twenty, it doesn’t matter. They enjoyed the book and that’s all I ever wanted.