One Distant Summer cover reveal & ARC opportunity!

So…I have book news. 🙂

After writing A North So True—my snow-kissed Swedish story—I did a complete turnaround, and have been working on a book that’s all sunshine and heat. I’m excited to let you know that ONE DISTANT SUMMER will be coming in January. If you like summery, heartfelt, sweet-and-sexy stories, this book is for you!

And it already has a lush and lovely cover! Isn’t it gorgeous? I’m in love with this cover…and I hope you’ll fall in love with the story inside.

Although it won’t be published for a while, a limited number of advance review copies will be available for early readers. My newsletter subscribers have already had the first chance to apply, but a few more copies are available.
Read on to find out more about the book, and for your chance to request a free ARC!

One Distant Summer cover

One summer can change everything.

Jacinda Prescott spent one life-changing summer in Sweet Breeze Bay, New Zealand, and left disaster in her wake. Since then, she’s thrown herself into her music career, and her life in LA. But when the price of fame threatens to become more than she’s willing to pay, the distant bay calls her back.

Liam Ward walked away from everything he knew after the death of his talented brother, the guy Jacinda loved and lost. When he finally returns to the bay, looking for closure, she’s the last person he expects to find—and the last woman he should fall for.

Stuck as neighbors for the summer, their off-limits attraction is hotter than the South Pacific sun. But the secret that ties them together is the one thing that could destroy her career, and break their hearts all over again…if they let it.


One Distant Summer kicks off the Sweet Hot Summer series, set under the South Pacific sun in beautiful Sweet Breeze Bay, New Zealand.

ARC numbers are limited. If you’d like to be one of the first to read and review, apply now!

Please do get in touch if you have any queries, or any problems with the form. As always, you can reach me via the contact form on this website, or find me on Facebook at @SerenaClarkeAuthor.

Let’s make summer last a little longer! 🙂

All Over the Place is a BookBub featured deal today!

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For a short time, All Over the Place is available for only 99c in the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and 99p in the UK. (It’s also on sale in the other European countries.)
If you haven’t read this fun, escapist, romantic story yet, now’s your chance to grab it at a great price!


P.S. Have you subscribed to my newsletter yet? You can be one of the first people to get a sneak peek at the gorgeous new cover for my next book, coming soon—just sign up at bit.ly/SerenaVIPs!

A North So True giveaway winners, and a new contest!

ANST contest winnersIt’s all about winning in today’s post!

First of all, congratulations to Kim and Heather, who won the giveaway celebrating the release of A North So True! A package of genuine Swedish treats is winging its way to each of them. Enjoy! 🙂

I want to say a big thank you to everyone who’s read A North So True so far. The reviews have been trickling in on Amazon and Goodreads, and I’m so happy that you’re enjoying this sweet-and-steamy, snow-kissed story!

“The best book I have read in so long, it took me two days.. I was awake until 4am! I couldn’t put it down! I laughed and cried – which is rare! A brilliant book.”

“Everything you’d want in a novel. Romance, mystery, suspense, a hero who you fall in love with and a leading lady who you almost wish you could be. A great read that I couldn’t put down and was gutted when it came to an end.”

“Excellent read…felt I was in the snow…imagining the wolves…lovely storyline…deep felt characters…like one big family…well recommended.”

Thanks for your feedback! I love hearing from you in person too, so do keep on keeping in touch. 🙂

If you haven’t read A North So True yet, you can find it pretty much everywhere:
iBooks  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Kobo
Amazon USA  |  Amazon UK  |  Amazon Canada  |  Amazon Australia  |  Amazon France  |  Amazon Germany  |  Amazon India

The other winning news is the chance to enter a brilliant giveaway, organised by Kathy at I Am A Reader! Entry is via the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck everyone!

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Splash Into Summer $250 Cash Giveaway
June 1st to 20th

An awesome group of bloggers and authors have joined with me to bring you one fabulous prize—whether you’re coming into summer or winter! One lucky winner will receive $250 Amazon.com Gift Code or $250 in PayPal Cash.

Thanks to these fabulous sponsors!

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Giveaway Details

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