I first met Cameron earlier this year after reading her work on Write on Edge, where she is the managing editor. She has been a strong advocate for my writing, and I’m more than happy to support her with her newest book, Buck’s Landing.
Please give a warm welcome to Cameron Garriepy.
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Many thanks to Eden for sharing her space with me today. She’s such a gracious hostess.
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In Cameron’s own words …
Buck’s Landing is my first full length novel and my first romance, and I’m thrilled to send it out into the world. I’ve been reading romance since I was way too young, and I’ve always said I wanted to write one of my own. One of the things I strive for in romance is relatable characters. I hope my readers will connect with my characters because they’re likable, fallible, tender, volatile, sometimes colossally stupid, but ultimately people in love reaching for the soul that fulfills them.
New England has always been my home, so it was a natural choice to set my first novel in the region. Sofia and Silas’s Hampton Beach is a real place, a vibrant community that I’ve worked hard to capture on my pages. Sofia is the reluctant owner a mini-golf course on the boardwalk, Silas the neighbor who’s under her skin.
Read an excerpt
The dinner hours were sometimes slow, so Sofia settled into her seat, picking up the novel her assistant manager had been reading in her down time. It was about twenty years old, with a tall, dark, chiseled hero on the cover, and the title in gilded lettering. At the end of two hours, she was a good way through it.
“I wouldn’t have pegged you for a reader of bodice-rippers.” Silas was leaning on the chain link gate that separated the course from the sidewalk on that side. She was unreasonably glad to see him.
“I thought you had a date.” She hoped her reply sounded flip.
His eyes twinkled. “I did. Steamers and lobster down at the pound with my sister and my nephew.” He waved through to Charlotte, who’d seen him from her position at the snack bar window.
Sofia set the book down, bending its broken spine. “Do you flirt with everyone on the strip?”
Silas laughed, crossing to the cashier’s window and leaning in. “Just the pretty girls.”
“I’m sure.” She sat up a little straighter. “Are you going to make a habit of hanging out at my gate?”
“Maybe. I have another date tomorrow night,” he said with a sly grin.
“Oh?” She didn’t want to hear about it.
“I’m taking her to Blink’s for fried dough, and then I’m going to kick her ass at Skeeball down at the Funarama,” he said, dropping his voice to a conspiratorial whisper. “But just so she doesn’t get mad at me, I’m going to win her a giant stuffed panda at the ring toss.”
“You seem awfully sure of yourself,” she countered.
“Oh, I am.” He straightened, but reached out to push a stray lock of hair, gone curly in the humidity, from her cheek. “I’ll pick you up at ten-fifteen, after the course closes.”
He was gone before she even had a chance to reply.
About Buck’s Landing
Sofia Buck escaped Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, ten years ago with no intention of returning, but her father’s untimely death forces her to come back for the summer to deal with Buck’s Landing, the family business he left behind. Sofia has one goal, to keep the business running until it’s sold. What she doesn’t count on is falling in love.
Silas Wilde walked away from an unsatisfying legal career in Manhattan. Relying on instinct and serendipity, he finds himself running a seaside market and gift shop on Hampton Beach’s Ocean Boulevard. He’s content in his new life and livelihood, until a chance encounter with his new next-door neighbor awakens him to the one thing he’s missing. Her.
Threatened by Sofia and Silas’s very different dreams, can their love survive the summer’s end?
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Connect to Cameron
Self-described shenaniganist and unabashed romantic, Cameron wrote her first romance novel on an antique typewriter, using a stack of pink paper. Detours between that draft and her publishing goals have included a BA in Music, a professional culinary education, and twelve years in the child-wrangling industry.
Cameron writes from the Metro Boston area, where she lives with her husband, son, and two poorly behaved dogs. In addition to writing fiction, she is a managing editor at www.writeonedge.com.