CJane Elliott here! I’m thrilled to be with The Novel Approach today to reveal the cover for my upcoming release, In Over Our Heads. This gorgeous cover is by the extraordinary L.C. Chase. In Over Our Heads is the second book in my Stories from the Shore Series from Dreamspinner Press—a series of novellas that feature ocean settings. In Over Our Heads is the story of Anthony Vallen, who some of you will remember from the first book, All the Way to Shore, as the lively, matchmaking cousin of Jonathan Vallen. Readers won’t have to have read the first book to enjoy Anthony’s story, though—it’s a sweet and funny tale of a second chance for love. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!
About the Book
Author: CJane Elliott
Type: Stories from the Shore Series, Standalone
Page Count: ~183
Buy Link: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 16, 2017
Genre: Contemporary, second chance romance, vacation
First book in series (all are standalone) ~ All the Way to Shore: Dreamspinner Press || Amazon
Blurb: A second chance for romance plunges them into deep waters—without love’s lifeline, they’re sunk.
Anthony Vallen is the life of any party. Full of energy and fun, Anthony adores romance and enjoys playing matchmaker for his friends while dancing the night away with a series of Mr. Right Nows. But he’s given up on his own happy ending. A bad breakup years ago made him a secret cynic about love… until he runs into Walter Elkins—the boy who broke his teenaged heart—on a scuba-diving vacation in Key West. Suddenly, Anthony’s reasons for shunning romance no longer hold much water. Being with Walter again forces Anthony to get serious—about himself, his worth, and his heart’s desires.
Brilliant and self-contained, scientist Walter Elkins prefers deep thoughts to other people. He’s a good boss and a model citizen, but Walter doesn’t let anyone get close. After a tragedy drove him out of his science career, Walter landed in Key West and became owner of a dive shop and a bar. Things are fine until Anthony Vallen—the only person who ever penetrated his defenses—shows up, and Walter’s calm, controlled life capsizes. He and Anthony have a second chance for love, but Walter must confront the old fears that threaten to torpedo their happiness.
About the Author
After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJane Elliott finally decided to put them on paper and hasn’t looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they need to get to the happy ending.
CJane is an ardent supporter of LGBTQ equality and is particularly fond of coming out stories. In her spare time, CJane can be found dancing, listening to music, or watching old movies. Her husband and son support her writing habit by staying out of the way when they see her hunched over, staring intensely at her laptop.
CJane is the author of the award-winning Serpentine Series, New Adult contemporary novels set at the University of Virginia. Serpentine Walls was a 2014 Rainbow Awards finalist, Aidan’s Journey was a 2015 EPIC Awards finalist, and Sex, Love, and Videogames won first place in the New Adult category in the 2016 Swirl Awards and first place in Contemporary Fiction in the 2017 EPIC eBook Awards.