Tuesday, March 9, 2021
RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Moments Like This by Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha
Today, we are so excited to celebrate the release of Moments Like This, the first title in the From Kona with Love series, by Anna Gomez & Kristoffer Polaha's! To celebrate this book birthday, we have teasers, an exclusive Chapter 1 excerpt, and a review to share! Not only that, we have a book trailer to share, too! So... Be sure to check it out and grab your copy now!
Plus, join the authors, Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha, on virtual promotional events happening today and the next several days!
From Kona With Love, #1
March 9, 2021
After Andrea "Andie" Matthews chooses her career over a marriage proposal and then loses a promotion she worked so hard for, she jumps at the chance to take a break and help run a friend's coffee shop.
Alone in Hawaii, Andie befriends the staff and quickly grows to care for them, making her determined to revive the company.
As luck would have it, she meets the mysterious Warren Yates on Christmas Eve. They share a cup of coffee, some conversation, and even a moment, which leads to many more in the coming weeks.
But when Andie learns who Warren really is—and what he actually wants—she is torn between her feelings and his deception.
Will Warren be able to win her heart back?
Praise for Moments Like This
"... [An] atmospheric romance ... Gomez and Polaha’s descriptions of Hawaii are postcard worthy. The breezy pace and gorgeous setting will stoke readers’ wanderlust." ~Publishers Weekly
"A sweet, closed-door, multicultural romance [that] will resonate with readers." ~Booklist
Moments Like This Promotional Events!
Check out Anna and Kristoffer’s PODCAST interview with Writing Community Podcast
March 9th at Barbara's Books, Chicago, Register here for FREE. 6PM (CT) | 7PM (EST)
March 9th at University Bookstore, Seattle (Ticketed Event). 6PM(CT) | 7PM (EST)
March 16th at BelCantoBookstore, LA (IG LIVE) 7PM(CT) | 8PM(EST)
March 18th at Facebook Live, Booktrib (LIVE INT) 7PM(CT) | 8PM(EST)
April 2nd at Writers Bloc Podcast, (LIVE) 12PM(CT) | 1PM(EST)
April 28th at Cuyahoga Public Library, Cleveland (LIVE Signing) 6 PM(CT) 7PM (EST)
**About the Authors**
Four years ago, after experiencing a great loss in her life, Anna Gomez, who writes as Christine Brae, decided that it was time to channel her feelings on paper and see where it would take her. She never imagined that her words would touch the hearts of many women with the same stories to tell. With an established fan base and a dedicated following, Anna Gomez has published six novels, three of which have won Literary Awards: The Light in the Wound series, Insipid, In this Life, Eight Goodbyes and the Year I Left. Her books have debuted in the top 1,000 at Amazon and continued to rank in the Top 100 in the months following their release.
Anna Gomez is a hopeless romantic who writes about real life, flawed characters and the saving grace of unconditional love. Her experience of living and growing up in a foreign country plays a large part in her stories. Her full-time career and ability to travel extensively also add flair and individuality to the vividly written settings in her books. They transport the reader to faraway places and make them feel like they’ve been there before. Anna’s inspiration stems from the people she meets and the places that she’s seen. Her stories are realistic and honest, thought-provoking and impactful. Her love for poetry is evident in her writing style.
Anna holds a senior executive position at one of the world’s largest global advertising agencies and lives in Chicago with her husband and three children.
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Kristoffer Polaha is best-known for his long starring role in the critically acclaimed series Life Unexpected (The CW). Other TV series credits include Get Shorty with Ray Romano and Chris O’Dowd, the limited series Condor opposite William Hurt and Max Irons, The CW’s Ringer (Sarah Michelle Gellar) and Valentine, as well as North Shore (FOX).
In addition to co-starring with Rainn Wilson in Backstrom (FOX), he had a multi-season role on the acclaimed series Mad Men (AMC) and Castle (ABC). Polaha is also well-known for starring in Hallmark Channel movies such as Dater’s Handbook with Meghan Markle, and the Mystery 101 franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.
Polaha first received attention for his portrayal of John F. Kennedy, Jr. in the TV movie, America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story, opposite Portia de Rossi. He has appeared in numerous independent features, including Where Hope Grows, Devil’s Knot (Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon), and the Tim Tebow film, Run the Race.
Polaha has a featured role opposite Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman 1984 and the forthcoming Jurassic World: Dominion.
In addition to his work as an actor, producer, and director, Polaha is branching into the book world by co-authoring a new series. He is also involved with several charitable organizations, including being an ambassador for World Vision, a board member for HerArtsInAction, and The Polaha Family Circus Foundation.
Polaha was born in Reno, Nevada, and he is married to actress Julianne Morris. They have three sons.
Note: This Review contains NO spoilers
I am still swooning after reading this. What an emotional and heartfelt journey for both Andie and Warren. Set in the beautiful and mystical Hawaiian Islands, this romance flowed and grew from the first page until the end. I was absolutely carried away with every moment these two characters spent together... and apart. Of course, the descriptive words of location also made this story magical and romantic.
Moments Like This flowed seamlessly from the beginning to end; first, in Andie's POV, then in Warren's POV. With both POVs, it gave this romance so much more depth allowing me to understand where these two characters were coming from; in coming to terms with their past and present, then, in the end, their future. Such vivid and eloquent storytelling that whisked me away into their world.
I have read a couple of Anna Gomez's books under her pen name, Christine Brae, and loved the stories. So, I was pretty excited to read this new story by Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha. In the end, Moments Like This is a swoon-worthy and heartfelt romance that took me away to the magical and mystical Hawaiian Islands which, not just tugged, but pulled at my heartstrings. I am so looking forward to reading the next books in this series!
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