USA Today bestselling author, Nina Pierce, grew up in a house full of readers. So becoming enamored with books was only natural. She discovered romance stories in her early teens, falling hopelessly in love with knights in shining armor and the damsels who saved them. Eventually, reading about fated loves and soul mates wasn’t enough. She now spends her days at the keyboard writing her own stories, blissfully creating chaos for her characters by throwing in a villain or two, a little murder and a whole lot of mayhem as they struggle toward their happy-ever-afters. Learn more about Nina and her books at her website.
A Trip Through Maine’s Splendor
Maine. I’ve lived here all my life. And right up until I headed off to college I’d taken it for granted. Of course I don’t think anyone realizes what they have until it’s no longer there. I grew up with my toes in the sand, the screech of gulls in my ears, and a gentle ocean breeze blowing through my hair. We spent time at the many pristine lakes and rivers in our area, swimming and ice skating. We rode the bus to school on dirt roads and snowmobiled through miles and miles of wooded forest.
Maine is a place where summers are hot, winters are too long (in my humble opinion) and the spring brings both relief and a fresh sense of renewal. But when you talk to many Mainers you’ll find a huge majority of us love the fall. There’s nothing like going apple picking in the fresh autumn air with the foliage dressed in the vibrant colors of red, orange and yellow.
Though many people enjoy the ocean and lakes during Maine’s warmer months, the tourist industry has found the last few years that hotels, bed and breakfasts and camping areas overflow with “leaf peepers” from mid-September through late October. Until I moved away and came back, I never realized Maine’s maples, beech and quaking aspen trees created one of the best fall shows on the Eastern coast. If you’ve never had a chance to visit Maine, why not plan an autumn excursion to catch our forests in their autumn finest?
With so much to love about Maine in the fall, it’s no wonder that my newest release, a romantic thriller, In His Eyes, is set on the Maine coast in my favorite season.
In His Eyes
It’s always wonderful to be noticed … or is it?
To those around her, Maggie Callaghan appears to have the perfect life…a handsome husband, three beautiful children, and her own business. But beneath her thin veneer lies a dark past and self-doubts. When evidence of her husband’s infidelity surfaces, Maggie leases a cottage on the Maine coast and prepares for her inevitable divorce. But a serial killer is on the hunt—and he’s marked Maggie as his next victim. Now her beachside retreat is the focus of an undercover FBI investigation targeting the murderer who’s left a trail of bodies across two states. As lies and secrets are revealed, Maggie realizes her life depends on knowing who’s protecting her—and who’s got her in his sights.