Friday, November 15, 2013




by Lena Hart.


Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 2013
Formats: all ebook formats

The book is classified by the publisher as 3 flames: Sensual, mild sexual scenes

Believing in “Happy Ever After”
Guest Post By Lena Hart

When I signed on to write a third book for my publisher, I honestly didn’t know where it would begin. I knew who the characters where but nothing else beyond that. Then one day I had the misfortune—or fortune—to encounter someone who scoffed when I told them that I still believed in “happily ever after”.  I couldn’t believe his arrogance in the way he rejected and mocked my “naive” admission. But I defended my beliefs and it wasn’t long before I realized he was simple clueless to the true meaning of “happy ever after.”

Many, who aren’t familiar with romance, believe it’s just fairytales filled with sunshine and rainbows—and maybe an occasional singing bird or two. What they fail to realize is that the “happy ever after” doesn’t come without some heartache and pain. It’s takes a lot for anyone to make themselves vulnerable and to put themselves through that kind of turmoil. But in the end, they find that it’s all worth it with the right person by their side.

In BECAIUSE THIS IS FOREVER, I introduce two characters, Mia and Nate, who endured a lot emotionally before they got to their “happy”. Nate was the man who broke her heart, who crushed her dreams, and he would be responsible for fixing it. I put together a dreamer and a cynic and it was truly an experience to their journey to understanding what it means to be in love.

“We’re gonna argue,” he whispered into her hair, his tone soft and low but adamant. “It can’t be helped. This isn’t our first and it won’t be our last. But before we get into that bed, we have to promise to leave the bullshit outside this room.”

I also bring back characters from my earlier novellas, to share snippet of their lives five years later. Their endings hadn’t been without some grief and it was important that I share a little of their story to show that even the character we grow to love aren’t immune to life’s pain and sorrow. Only they didn’t let their pain and grief destroy their love. 

I don’t know if I got through the close-hearted soul I encountered, but I hope I got that message across in Because This Is Forever. Life happens. Sorrow doesn’t discriminate. And I hope the skeptics and the cynics understand that when we speak of “happily ever after”, we don’t simply mean the joys and laughter. Hurt and heartache doesn’t stop when we reach “The End” and us “hopeless romantics” understand that “happy ever after” isn’t a fairytale—it’s a state of being.

Lena Hart writes sensual romances with a hint of mystery and suspense. Her bestselling debut novel, BECAUSE THIS IS FOREVER, was released October 2013.  To learn more about Lena and her work, visit or find her musing out loud at



The decision that tore them apart...
Former hopeless romantic, Mia Trent, is crushed when the love of her life, Nate McArthur, reveals that he doesn’t want to get married—or have children. But it’s too late. Mia is already pregnant and her dream of “happily ever after” is sharply put to an end when she decides to keep her pregnancy a secret, refusing to force him into a life he doesn’t want.

The compromise that made them a family...
Five years later, Mia must reach out to Nate for help or risk losing her home and shelter for their son. Stunned and outraged by the sudden news of his child, Nate proposes a compromise: give him the summer to get to know his son and he’ll save her home. Yet with Mia back in his life, Nate isn't willing to lose her—or their son—again. What starts off as a temporary arrangement soon becomes a chance at rediscovery and becoming a family. Only Nate must convince his jaded dreamer that his love for her is true…and will last now and forever.



As she rinsed the last dish, Mia jumped when strong arms suddenly wrapped around her middle.

“Sorry,” Nate whispered into her ear. “I didn’t mean to scare you. I thought you heard me.”

She turned off the running water and leaned against him. “No, I was lost in my head. What did you say?”

Nate leaned down and kissed her on the back of her neck. Mia shivered. No matter where or how many, his kiss always left her lightheaded.

“I asked what’s for dessert,” he repeated, kissing her again.

Mia turned in his arms, laughing. “That’s so cliché, you know.”

“What do you mean?” he asked with mock disbelief.

She rolled her eyes. “Oh, please. You say ‘what’s for dessert’ then I say something ordinary and then you say something cheesy like wanting me for dessert.”

He looked down at her, thoughtful. “Hmm, that does sound like something I’d say. But this hungry man could actually still eat.”

“Oh,” Mia said, a little embarrassed by her rash assumption. He was serious. Nate wasn’t a small guy and could honestly still be hungry. “Well…” she began lamely, “I don’t have anything else to feed you.”

Nate’s eyes sparkled. “Yeah, you do,” he whispered. He placed his hands on the counter to either side of her, trapping her between his solid frame and the sink. “I said I could still eat.”

Mia paused, confused. Then she laughed, recognizing the heated suggestion in his eyes. “You’re bad,” she murmured, shoving at his hard chest.

He leaned in closer, his lips only a breath away from hers. “And you like it.”



Lena Hart writes sensual romances with a hint of mystery and suspense. Together, her alpha heroes and smart, sexy heroines tell a story of incredible love with unforgettable passion. A Florida-native, Lena currently lives in New York City with her two calico kitties, Duchess and Daisy. When she's not writing stories of happily ever after, she's reading, researching, or conferring with her muse. 

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Unknown said...

Thnaks for sharing Caroline! I loved the Guest post!

Unknown said...

Thanks Caroline for featuring me on your blog today!

Lena ♥

Mina Lobo said...

Hear, hear! Happily ever after may not be smooth, but I believe it certainly can *be*! Rock on, Lena! :-)

Unknown said...

Thanks Mina! =)