Tuesday, April 16, 2013

HEAs With Lorraine Nelson *Chance to Win Cameron's Quest*

Does every book have to have a happy ending? 

When writing a series, wouldn’t it be all right to leave the characters on a drastic hook?

My original manuscript had Cameron Manning being arrested at the end of the book, but my editor said, “No. We need the HEA.”

Even though we know his Irish love, Lacey Kerrigan, is going to stand behind him all the way, believing in his innocence.

Even though, as one of the ‘good guys’, we know he’s going to be proved innocent in the next book.

A relationship based on true love weathers the obstacles put in its path. So in a way, even though he’s arrested, it is a HEA just knowing they have that love to sustain them through difficult times. Life doesn’t always run smooth and having someone in your corner can be a real blessing. Isn’t that what love is all about?

What about you? Do you need that happily-ever-after or happy-for-now ending? Or would you be content to wait for the next book, which, by the way, is almost finished and ready to submit? 


Cameron Manning has never forgotten his first love. Of Irish descent, he met red-haired, fiery tempered Lacey Kerrigan in England, but her family returns to Ireland unexpectedly and they haven’t any means of contact. He finds her and receives the surprise of his life.

Lacey is thrilled to see Cameron, but is afraid of being hurt again. She keeps her distance and rebuffs his advances while he’s in Ireland, certain that a long distance affair will never work. But when tickets arrive for her to visit his home in Canada, she realizes his love is true and is willing to give them a second chance.

Fate intervenes when they find a murdered man on Cameron’s back deck. All evidence points to Cameron as the killer. Can their reawakened love survive the stress of a murder investigation? Or will it be the catalyst that drives them apart forever?


Lorraine Nelson is a multi-published author who lives in rural New Brunswick, on the east coast of Canada. Always a bookworm, she’s read many novels of romance and mystery over the years, finally deciding to put her pen to work at writing one.

“To write romance and romantic suspense is my dream come true, although my mom says I was born with an avid imagination and pencil in hand, crafting stories from an early age. Now my children have grown and have lives of their own, I have time to indulge my passion for writing.”

Lorraine lives alone with an independent yet affectionate tomcat, enjoys spending time with her three sons and six grandchildren. When not at the computer, you can find her spending time with family, gardening, baking and, of course, reading.

Lorraine loves to hear from readers. You can keep up with her releases by visiting the following locations:
Or email your comments to: lorrainenelson_author@hotmail.com

Comment for a chance to win, then follow her tour and comment some more! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Two e-book copies of Cameron's Quest is up for grabs. Winner to be announced the 18th.

Cameron's Quest Blogging Blitz, April 16th

Name Blog Url
Lorraine Nelson http://lorrainenelson.wordpress.com
Luscious Literaries http://lusciousliteraries.wordpress.com/
Raven http://www.ravenmcallan.blogspot.com/
Angelina www.angelinarain.blogspot.com
Doris http://thetardisscribbles.blogspot.com/?zx=764a701e81ce6f81
Staci http://www.chacelynpierce.blogspot.com/
Kristine Cayne http://blog.kristinecayne.com/
Rebecca http://www.laceywolfe.com/blog.html
Rebecca Hart 
Ashlynn http://www.ashlynnmonroe.com/apps/blog/
Sandra http://sandrabunino.com/blog/
Stacey Jo http://madisonsevier.blogspot.ca/
Elyzabeth http://inadreambeyond.blogspot.com/
London http://londonsj.blogspot.com/?zx=97cf3414e57434cf
Ju http://judimello.blogspot.com/
Laura Deluca http://authorlauradeluca.blogspot.com/2013/04/cover-reveal-camerons-quest-by-lorraine.html
Kacey http://kaceyhammellkreations.blogspot.com/
Michelle Clay http://www.michelle-clay.blogspot.com/


  1. Thanks for having me today, Tara! Post looks great! :)

  2. This sounds like a good book and is going on my TBR pile!

    1. Sounds good to me, Angie! Best of luck in the draw. :)

  3. I don't always need a HEA. Happy if that's how the story does end though.


  4. Thank you for your input, Mary. :)