Karen’s Killer Book Bench **Hearts of Braden Week**: Heart Song by Molly Daniels

Town of Braden

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Hearts of Braden Book Seven


Broadway pianist Shana Worthington rushes home to help run her family’s hotel while her father recuperates from a stroke. When she reunites with her high school sweetheart, will the sparks of desire burst into something more?

Current rock star Aiden Kross sees Shana’s potential as a songwriter. Will Shana’s career again overrule her heart?

Love vs fame. Which will she choose?

[Editorial Note: The book cover for HEART SONG by Molly Daniels is pending. The book will release December 29th. Watch Molly’s blog and website for further updates on this release.]

Hearts of Braden Book Seven

Have you ever wondered what writers go through when creating a series?

First, there is a common setting. In this case, we chose Braden, Iowa. Secondly, characters. How many are there in the town? Businesses, farms, schools….everything needs to be considered.

Thirdly, characters need to interact with each other.

With all these things in mind, the eight of us began writing. We created a special, hidden group on Facebook, and created files. One for characters, one for businesses in the community, and we discussed the order of our books.

Some authors were speedy writers, and quickly had their timelines and events in order. Others, like yours truly, had a general idea of what was going to happen, but the words refused to be written.

Over the past several months, I’ve held multiple personal messages with the other authors, in terms of what conversations would take place; what time of day would a certain character be found around town; even secondary characters who simply ‘show up’. Sometimes this gets tricky; since my heroine has been absent from the town for twenty years, I’ve had to find some sort of common back story between several characters. For instance, what happened at the Prom? What traditions would occur around Christmas? Did the local HS teams ever go all the way to the State Championship?

Yes, it’s a lot of work, and can be frustrating at time. As you read our series, my hope is that we’ve done such a good job of blending everyone together that you don’t notice any gaffes. We want you to be entertained, and to see your favorite characters weave in and out of the entire series.

Welcome to Braden. You might even recognize your own small town here.


“We’ve got to stop meeting this way.”

Shana stopped digging around in her purse for her key and blinked, then laughed when she recognized the business man from earlier, now in khaki slacks and a casual jacket. On impulse, she held out her hand. “Shana Worthington.”

“Shana? My god….where have you been hiding? Blake Overland…we went to school together.”

“Blake? Wow…this is a surprise. I thought you were headed to Texas to learn the oil business.” Shana hugged him. “How are you?”

The doors opened and Blake held the doors open with his body. “I’ll tell you all about it over breakfast in the morning, what do you say?”

“I’d love that. Seven?”

“It’s a date then.” Blake’s smile lit up his face. “See you in the morning.” He moved away and the doors closed.

Shana leaned against the wall in shock. Blake Overland had taken her to a few high school dances, and she’d cheered him on during wrestling matches, but he hadn’t been thrilled when she was accepted at Julliard.   Twenty years had passed since she’d seen last seen him. Apparently I’ve changed also; he didn’t recognize me at first either

Meet the Author, MOLLY DANIELS… Molly Daniel

Molly Daniels, author of Women’s Fiction www.mollydaniels.wordpress.com www.mjdaniels.blogspot.com Author of The Arbor University Tales: College, Romance, Life Available at Sweet Cravings Publishing Kenzie Michaels, author of Adult Contemporary Romance http://kenziemichaels.blogspot.com Author of The Anderson Chronicles Trilogy, available now at Freya’s Bower Appetite For Desire available now at Secret Cravings Teacher’s Pet available now at Freya’s Bower The Chosen series, available at Secret Cravings Wild At Heart now available at Secret Cravings


Links to Molly’s website, blog, books, etc.

Website: http://www.mollydaniels.wordpress.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mollyjdaniels

Blog: www.mjdaniels.blogspot.com

Blog: http://kenziemichaels.blogspot.com


Burst_08**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Molly has a giveaway for one of her Karen’s Killer Book Bench blog readers! Leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy of ENDLESS LOVE, Arbor University Series Book #5 by Molly Daniels.

Don’t miss the chance to read these stories! Thanks, Molly, for sharing your story with us. Can’t wait for the release!!

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10 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench **Hearts of Braden Week**: Heart Song by Molly Daniels

  1. bn100 says:

    interesting blurb

  2. Melissa Morr says:

    Would love to find out which one she picked love or fame.

  3. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Molly, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Thanks for sharing your book in the Hearts of Braden series! I’m looking forward to seeing your new cover and discovering how these two people find their happily-ever-after!

  4. Rose Arbor says:

    Hi, Molly!
    Loved the excerpt. This series sounds so good.
    I looked up “Endless Love.” I would love to win it.

  5. Good morning, Karen and Molly…I love the explanation of building a community in the small town setting. Very informative….I also loved the excerpt….now I want to know why he wants to take her to breakfast and so much more.
    Thank you for the intro!

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