Sunday, January 22, 2017

Cover Reveal: I Love You Three by Milou Koenings

I have a new book coming out!

I've been saying that for months. I could have had a baby and then some by now. And now that it's finally happening, I can't quite believe it. I suspect I won't believe it until I start hearing from people reading it.

But it's time to reveal more than the cover.

I love you three by milou koenings

The book was set to launch last summer. Then a whole avalanche of medical events descended on almost every member of my family. We've spent so much time in hospitals we practically lived there. The book release kept having to be pushed off.

And part of me didn't mind because releasing a book is kind of scary.

Terrifying, actually, because no matter what you write, romance or dystopian YA thrillers, putting it out there is baring a part of your soul. Even in a make-believe world of spunky, beautiful heroines and strong, tender heroes, bits of the author's own life and experiences, or aspirations can't help seeping through.

And there's so much of that in my upcoming book, I Love You Three.

Someone recently asked me what my next book was about. I told her.

Want to know, too? This is I Love You Three:
Two broken people.

Mac’s a former marine struggling to adjust to civilian life after the death in combat of his best friend. When a teaching job opens up in the small town where his friend used to work in the summers, Mac takes it as a sign and moves to Green Pines, hoping to find refuge from his demons.

For Julie, there’s no refuge from night feedings, a crazy mom, an ex-mother-in-law and an overdrawn bank account. She’s struggling to build a better life for herself and her baby and the only thing she knows is she’s not falling for any guy again.

There’s only one problem. You never know when love will knock you off your feet.

The lady who'd asked me shook her head dubiously and said, "I thought authors are supposed to write about what they know." 

I stared at her open-mouthed in shock, and then realized she doesn't know me. She sees me just as a work-at-home mom in a provincial town.

She doesn't see someone who grew up in a war zone and fights post-traumatic stress every single day.

She doesn't see the daughter and granddaughter of war survivors.

Doesn't see a woman surrounded by men who have been, are or will be in the military. Except for my dad and son-in-law — basically every man I know.

She never knew me as a destitute single mom desperate to survive.

And doesn't know me as someone who believes so strongly in second chances — because I keep being blessed with them time and time again...

It took me a moment to realize what a victory that encounter really was. 

Here I am, finally — an ordinary mom in a more or less quiet town, living a perfectly ordinary life. How extraordinary.

That's exactly what I am going to wish for my wounded characters in I Love You Three as they start their journey out in the world when the book launches on February 7. (You can get it now on pre-order at Amazon!)

I hope you'll love them and wish them well as much as I do.

Oh, yeah. This was supposed to be a cover reveal, not an all-my-secrets reveal, wasn't it? 

So here you go:

Milou Koenings is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes romance because, like chocolate, stories with a happy ending bring more joy into the world and so make it a better place. 

Her Green Pines sweet romances, Reclaiming Home and Sweet Blizzard are available on, iBooks, Nook, Kobo and all your favorite e-book retailers.  

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a beautiful, inspiring blog, Milou. Sounds like a wonderful read. My "Valentine" novella is entitled, "I Love You More." So, our titles are very close, but the stories are very different.