Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Romantic Reads For Your Next Cruise

Aside from eating and shopping, perhaps one of the most popular activities at sea is reading. Walk around almost any ship and you'll find passengers immersed in a good book, or reading on a Kindle or other electronic device. Cruise Diva loves to read, in addition to writing travel books, and I often find a quiet corner to curl up with a good thriller or romantic story. The romance of the high seas has often been the backdrop for some of the most famous love stories and Princess Cruises is bringing some special romance stories to enjoy on board by teaming up with Amazon's online romance community Kindle Love Stories to offer three free, original stories to enjoy during their cruise vacations and special sailings with bestselling romance authors. The short love stories, written by well-known authors Carolyn Brown, Heather Burch, and Barbara Longley, were inspired by their own Princess cruise experiences sailing to the beautiful Caribbean. Princess guests and Kindle users, including those using a Kindle app on any device, can easily download the free stories at, beginning in October. Mark your calendar!

"We strive to provide engaging experiences for our guests and we know they love to read, especially while on vacation, so teaming up with Kindle Love Stories is a perfect match," said Adrian Fischer, Princess Cruises vice president, entertainment experience. "As part of our newly relaunched Princess Book Club, avid readers will be able to participate in exciting onboard events and enjoy great stories inspired by a Princess cruise."

The three romance stories inspired by Princess Cruises include:
-- Kiss Me Maybe by Heather Burch
-- To Catch a Bouquet by Carolyn Brown
-- Once Upon a Night at Sea by Barbara Longley
Additionally, Brown, Burch, and Longley, along with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, will be sailing aboard a 5-day Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard Regal Princess, departing Ft. Lauderdale Nov 3, 2015. On board, the authors will participate in meet-and-greets, book club discussion,s and also offer book signings.

About the Participating Authors
Heather Burch writes full-time and lives in Florida. Her epic love story, One Lavender Ribbon, was an international bestseller and was one of the top 100 books on Amazon Kindle in 2014. Down the Hidden Path is the follow-up novel to Along the Broken Road, the first book in The Roads to River Rock series.

Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and a RITA finalist. Her books include contemporary romance and cowboy romance, with a penchant for country music, and historical romance. When she's not writing, she likes to sit in her gorgeous backyard in Davis, Oklahoma with her cats and watch them protect the yard.

Barbara Longley is an award winning, Amazon bestselling author. By day, Barbara is a teacher. She holds a Master's in Education, and has taught for many years. By night, she likes to explore things mythical, metaphysical, paranormal, and/or newsworthy. Much of what she learns makes its way into her stories, where all things are possible.

Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. Raised in Northport, Washington, the "First Lady of the West" and self-confessed barn goddess lives on a horse property outside Spokane, where her rescued horses roam free.

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