The romance of the high seas has been the backdrop for some of the most famous love stories. Now, Princess Cruises has teamed up with Amazon’s online romance community Kindle Love Stories to offer guests three free, original stories to enjoy during their cruise vacations and special sailings with bestselling romance authors. The short love stories, written by well-known authors Carolyn Brown, Heather Burch and Barbara Longley, were inspired by their own Princess cruise experiences sailing to the beautiful Caribbean.
Brown, Burch and Longley, along with New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Linda Lael Miller, will be sailing aboard a five-day Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard Regal Princess, departing Ft. Lauderdale November 3, 2015. Onboard the authors will participate in meet-and-greets, book club discussions and also offer book signings. Rates start at $549 per person.
Princess guests and Kindle users, including those using a Kindle app on any device, can easily download the free stories at www.amazon.com/allamour, beginning in October.
“We strive to provide engaging experiences for our guests and we know they love to read, especially while on vacation, so teaming up with Kindle Love Stories is a perfect match,” said Adrian Fischer, Princess Cruises vice president, entertainment experience. “As part of our newly relaunched Princess Book Club, avid readers will be able to participate in exciting onboard events and enjoy great stories inspired by a Princess cruise.”
The three romance stories inspired by Princess Cruises include:
- Kiss Me Maybeby Heather Burch
- To Catch a Bouquet by Carolyn Brown
- Once Upon a Night at Sea by Barbara Longley
Heather Burch writes full-time and lives in Florida. Her books have garnered praise from USA Today, Booklist magazine, Romantic Times Book Reviews, and Publishers Weekly. Her epic love story, One Lavender Ribbon, was an international bestseller and was one of the top 100 books on Amazon Kindle in 2014. Down the Hidden Path is the follow-up novel to Along the Broken Road, the first book in The Roads to River Rock series. Heather's heartbeat is to tell unforgettable stories that make your heart sigh. http:\\www.heatherburchbooks.com
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and a RITA finalist. Her books include contemporary romance and cowboy romance, with a penchant for country music, and historical romance. She and her husband have three grown children and enough grandchildren to keep them young. When she’s not writing, she likes to sit in her gorgeous backyard with her cats and watch them protect the yard from crickets, locusts, and spiders. She resides in Davis, Oklahoma.
Barbara Longley is an award winning, Amazon bestselling author. Each of her four siblings were born in different states, and because her family moved so frequently, she learned early on how to entertain herself with stories. By day, Barbara is a teacher. She holds a Master’s in Education, and has taught for many years. By night, she likes to explore things mythical, metaphysical, paranormal, and/or newsworthy. Much of what she learns makes its way into her stories, where all things are possible. http://www.barbaralongley.com
The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. Raised in Northport, Washington, the “First Lady of the West” and self-confessed barn goddess lives on a horse property outside Spokane, where her rescued horses roam free. For her long-standing success and devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded Linda their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Hallmark Movie Channel is developing a series based on Linda’s Big Sky Country novels published by HQN Books. Her latest release is Christmas in Mustang Creek, an October 2015 HQN holiday hardcover and the fourth in her Brides of Bliss County series set in a fictional Wyoming town. www.lindalaelmiller.com.
“This adventure with Princess Cruises has been so exciting. The inspiration for a love story set on a cruise was amazing because romance was everywhere. The stories just needed to be told and were such fun to tell,” said author Carolyn Brown.
“We created Kindle Love Stories as a place for romance readers to engage with their favorite books and authors and we’re so excited to be collaborating with Princess Cruises to bring that experience in-person with these events,” said Laura Hoffman, Marketing Manager, Kindle Love Stories.
For more information about the Kindle Love Stories events, visit http://www.princess.com/specialevents. Additional information about future cruises with featured romance authors will be announced soon.