Christie Ridgway, author of the Crescent Cove series, on tour March/April 2013

Posted By on February 13, 2013

The entire romantic Crescent Cove series is on tour!

Beach House No.9 - RidgwayAbout Beach House No. 9 (Book 1)

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN (January 29, 2013)

When book doctor Jane Pearson arrives at Griffin Lowell’s beach house, she expects a brooding loner. After all, his agent hired her to help the reclusive war journalist write his stalled memoir. Instead, Jane finds a tanned, ocean-blue-eyed man in a Hawaiian shirt, hosting a beach party and surrounded by beauties. Faster than he can untie a bikini top, Griffin lets Jane know he doesn’t want her. But she desperately needs this job and digs her toes in the sand.

Griffin intends to spend the coming weeks at Beach House No. 9 taking refuge from his painful memories-and from the primly sexy book doctor who wants to bare his soul. But warm nights, moonlit walks and sultry kisses just may unlock both their guarded hearts….

Bungalow Nights - RidgwayAbout Bungalow Nights (Book 2)

  • Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN (February 26, 2013)

Return to USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway’s Crescent Cove, California, where the magic of summer can last forever…  Combat medic Vance Smith made a promise to a fallen officer: to treat the man’s young daughter to an idyllic vacation at Beach House No. 9. One month, some sun and surf, a “helmet list” of activities to check off and Vance will move on. But the “little girl” he’s expecting turns out to be a full-grown woman. With silky hair, big brown eyes and smelling sweetly of the cupcakes she makes for her mobile bakery, Layla Parker is irresistible. And Vance shouldn’t lay a finger on her. Honor-and one heck of a scarred heart-says so.
To Layla, Vance is a hero who was injured trying to save her father’s life. She intends to spend their month of lazy days and warm nights taking very good care of the gorgeous soldier-inside and out…

The Love Shack - RidgwayAbout The Love Shack (Book 3)

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin HQN (March 26, 2013)

Return to USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway’s Crescent Cove, California, where the magic of summer can last forever…

Globe-trotting photojournalist Gage Lowell spent carefree childhood summers in Crescent Cove. Now that he desperately needs some R & R, he books a vacation at Beach House No. 9—ready to soak up some sun and surprise old friend and property manager Skye Alexander. Their long-distance letters got him through a dangerous time he can’t otherwise talk about. But when he arrives, the tightly wound beauty isn’t exactly happy to see him.

Skye knows any red-blooded woman would be thrilled to spend time with gorgeous, sexy Gage. But she harbors secrets of her own, including that she might just be a little bit in love with him. And she’s convinced the restless wanderer won’t stay long enough for her to dare share her past—or dream of a future together. Luckily for them both, summer at Crescent Cove has a way of making the impossible happen….

Ridgway_Christie_12_colAbout Christie Ridgway

An avid reader, Christie began writing romances in the fifth grade when she wrote stories starring her teen idol (and herself as the heroine, of course!). These stories remain intact, in a locked box with a mercifully missing key.

After college as an English major, she became a technical writer in the computer field for a number of years. That led her into computer programming, a geeky profession that was not-so-surprisingly satisfying for the daughter and sister of accountants.

Christie married her college sweetheart and gave up     full-time programming when her first son was born. A visit from an old friend prompted her to take up writing again, and she joined her local chapter of Romance Writers of America two weeks later.

Thanks to the camaraderie and support she found there, Christie persevered, making her first sale to Harlequin. When another son joined her family, she continued to write, juggling motherhood, wifehood and the writing life. She makes her home in Southern California, doing work that she loves thanks to the support of her math-teacher husband and their two sons.

If Christie is not at her computer writing contemporary romances, she is washing clothes or folding clothes or washing some more clothes or folding yet another load of clothes. She does a lot of laundry due to active sons, as well as a husband who likes to surf, bike and fix things!

While the yellow Labrador retriever, the cat, the fish and the tortoise do not add to the laundry piles, they do add to the excitement. As often as possible, though, Christie escapes it all with — what else? — a romance.

You can keep in touch with Christie’s laundry-filled life at christieridgway.com.

Christie Ridgway’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, March 11th:  Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews Beach House No. 9

Wednesday, March 13th:  Romancing the Book – The entire series!

Thursday, March 14th:  A Chick Who ReadsBungalow Nights

Wednesday, March 20th:  Simply Stacie Bungalow Nights

Friday, March 22nd:  Peeking Between the PagesThe Love Shack

Friday, March 29th:  Books on the Brain – Friday First Lines guest post

Monday, April 1st:  Passionate EncountersBeach House No. 9

Tuesday, April 2nd:  Urban Girl Reader – The Love Shack

Thursday, April 4th:  Ticket to AnywhereBungalow Nights

Monday, April 8th:  Col ReadsThe Love Shack

Wednesday, April 10th:  Urban Girl ReaderBeach House No. 9

Thursday, April 11th:  Good Girl Gone Redneck  Beach House No. 9

Friday, April 12th: From the TBR Pile Bungalow Nights

Monday, April 15th:  Seaside Book Nook The Love Shack

Monday, April 22nd:  Urban Girl Reader – Bungalow Nights

Monday, April 22nd:  Simply Stacie – Beach House No. 9

Monday, April 29th:  Good Girl Gone RedneckBungalow Nights

TBD:  Chaos is a Friend of Mine – The Love Shack

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