MO’S HEART, the 5th Miracle Interrupted book, was released last Thursday. This is one of my favorite books that I’ve written. Because I love this book so much, I have it on sale for 99¢ through Thursday. On Friday, 4/26, it will be raised to $3.99.
I think what makes this book special is that Mo loves Rosa, the heroine, so deeply…but he can’t have her. If any of you are fans of the movie Love Actually, there’s a plotline in it with a man who’s in love with his best friend’s new bride. And it’s so poignant to watch it. His scenes tugged on my heart.
Luckily for Mo, he’s not best friends with Rosa’s almost ex-husband. Unluckily, he has the Mafia after him. Plus a few other problems.
But as a writer, it was lovely to write this story with such a deep love. As I write, I feel what my characters feel. Deep love is a pretty good way to spend my writing time. It’s even a good way when the love is unrequited, like Rick Springfield’s. Or the story in the movie Love Actually. (I’m not saying that Mo’s love is unrequited…just that it isn’t easy.)
Oddly, it’s thrilling to be scared, too – to experience the pounding heart and the adrenaline rush – yet you know you’re really not in danger. And it’s also fun to laugh. I love movies and books that make me laugh. And if they make me cry and laugh, that’s even better. It’s a book or movie that made me experience a spectrum of emotions.
Judging by your choice of books or movies, what are your favorite emotions to experience? One commenter will win a digital copy of MO’S HEART. I’ll announce the winner here on Friday, the last day of the special.
Here’s the blurb for MO’S HEART:
The Mafia comes to Miracle, Wisconsin…
Mo Vincent, the owner of Mo’s Place, is in agony because his soon-to-be divorced sous-chef is dating – but not him. He has his reasons for not asking her out. He did the right thing back in New Jersey, and it cost him his son, his wife, his restaurant. Now he’s found a home in Miracle. The village has accepted him, and his new restaurant is doing well. He should be content with what he has…but his heart wants more.
Chef Rosa Fabrini’s divorce is one signature away when her cheating husband returns home and expects her to forgive him. Her lawyer is AWOL, and her youngest son is demanding she take his father back. Desperate to escape the turmoil, she asks Mo to let her move into the empty apartment above the restaurant…right next to his place.
Mo can’t say no. His mind knows she’s forbidden fruit, but his heart dares to hope. Until his past shows up, and he finds out sometimes it takes a village…