Dreams Do Come True with P L Harris

In recent years, apart from writing, travelling has become a passion of mine. I love to take photos of locations I can use as inspiration in my books. Having limited travel experience growing up I promised myself a few years back, each year I would visit one of the states in my home country of Australia and one international destination.

Since then I have been lucky enough to see most of Australia, sail around the Greek Islands and visit fabulous locations such as Istanbul, Gallipoli, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Paris, Thailand, Greece and many many beautiful places in America, but the one place I truly love and return to time again is San Francisco.

Each time I visit San Francisco I find new and exciting places to see. I grew up watching movies and I always said it would be great to visit the real locations, one in particular was the movie The Rock and being able to visit Alcatraz was a highlight. I also grew up watching Full House so, of course I had to visit the location of the houses which are called The Painted Ladies. The architecture in this beautiful town is to be admired.

One of the tips that make each journey I take exciting is doing the research prior. Prior to my first visit to San Francisco I did not realise I had booked my accommodation on the edge of one of the not so nice neighbourhoods. I can tell you, as soon as I delved into researching, I quickly changed to a hotel in the bay area. A great move as I was only a 20 minutes’ walk from all the tourist activities. If you’re visiting don’t forget to see the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Pier 39 and take a ride on a tram.

Tasting a classic Irish Coffee from the Buena Vista in San Francisco was truly amazing. Of course, I have heard this is where the true origins of the Irish Coffee came about, but watching the bartender make 14 in a row and the speed he moved was like a performance in itself. He said they can serve up to 2,500 a day on a busy weekend. Now that is a lot of sugar.

One of the best ways to see a town is to jump on the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus. The best decision I made, and now I do it every where I go. You can see the best locations, take the best pictures and learn about the town and the culture as you go. I highly recommend trying this service.

On my recent visit I was there around Halloween time and being Australian it’s not a holiday that is celebrated as much as in the USA. It was wonderful to see how stunning the displays can be around the town. I cannot wait to go back and see what new features that have alluded my on my previous visits.

P.L. Harris writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense with a twist of mystery and intrigue. Her books are rich in storyline and location with characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. She is published with Serenity Press, Blue Swan Publishing, Evernight Publishing and Gumnut Press.

Polly Holmes is her cheeky, sassy alter ego. When she's not writing her next romantic suspense novel as P.L. Harris, she is planning the next murder in one of Polly's cozy mysteries.

P.L. Harris and Polly Holmes are award-winning authors. As P.L Harris, Hidden Secrets was a finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s 2017 IDA International Digital Awards, young adult category. Callie’s Dilemma, a finalist in the Virginia Romance Writers of America’s 2017 Fools of Love Contest, short contemporary romance short category. In His Protection was a finalist in the Romance Writers of Australia 2019 Emerald Pro Award. (Withdrawn due to receiving a publishing contract with Gumnut Press). In His Protection won first place in the Colorado Romance Writers 2019 Rocky Mountain Cover Contest, romantic suspense category.

As Polly Holmes, Cupcakes and Corpses was a finalist in the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America’s 2019 IDA International Digital Awards, short suspense category. Cupcakes and Curses claimed second place and Cupcakes and Cyanide gained third place making it a clean sweep in the category.

You can follow P.L. Harris and Polly Holmes on the following links:
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About her book:

Dee Chambers, owner of The Funny Bone Dog Grooming Salon is no longer looking for love after being burned once too many times in the past. But love comes looking for her in the form of Luke Ashwood.
Weary from the fast-paced corporate world, Luke arrives in Stonecrest Bay to make amends with his family. Drawn to the seaside town and the beautiful but prickly Dee, he decides to stick around for a while and finds love, family and the warmth of relationships. But is he ready to stay on for long?

Paw Prints of Love

Anthology Authors- Lisa Knight, Fiona Greene, Teena Raffa, Susan Dunn, Helen Walton, Leah Kinninmont, Jenny Lynch, Lisa Wolstenholme, Carolyn Wren and P.L. Harris.

Love can call on us in the most unusual places. In this fictional seaside town of Stonecrest Bay, love is on the horizon and the one place you’re sure to run into the unexpected is The Funny Bone, Dee Chambers’ dog grooming salon.

A solo-dad comes to Stonecrest Bay to start a new life with his young son. A four-legged pastry loving friend causes havoc in more ways than one. A house-sitter finds herself in a hair-raising chocolaty situation. A man bent on finding a replacement farm dog finds more than he planned at the town fair. A woman gets more than she bargained for when she comes face to face with her ex. A new resident arrives with hidden secrets. And a pro surfer finds unexpected romance.

From reignited high school crushes to unexpected birthday surprises, readers will be swept up in these stories of young love blossoming, heartache and healing, old lost loves rekindled, and of new hearts connecting in Stonecrest Bay where the unpredicted could stroll around the next corner. There’s a story for everyone in this light-hearted collection of sweet romantic stories reminding us that it’s all for the love of dogs.

Enjoy this collection of stories from ten different Australian authors set in the fictional seaside town of Stonecrest Bay.

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  1. I like the cover and stories with pets is always a plus for me! Congratulations on the release of this anthology!

    1. Thank you Nas, it's exciting release day is finally here.

  2. Congratulations on the release of this book.

    1. Thank you Amanda. This is one if my favourite books, especially with a dog theme.

  3. I love stories with pets. And I love puppies. I'm off to check this book.

    1. So do I Janie especially when I can r=write about my beautiful Bichon, Bella.

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    1. They are such and such a warm loving read.

  5. So glad you liked it, we loved putting this collection together.

  6. Nice post. Thanks. Sound like goof fun stories.

    Greetings from London.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. I love to travel and have been to London about 9 times now and love it.

  7. I have been to San Francisco one time before. I loved it and it remains one of my favorite trips. I still need to go back- as there is no way to see it all in one trip. Thanks for bringing me down memory lane and giving me new places to look forward to in the future. Best of luck!

  8. Hi Jess,
    So glad I could spark the memory again. San Francisco is a beautiful place and I can't wait to go back there. I love to travel the US and I haven't even touched the surface of places I want to visit.

  9. Animals buns are so fun:)

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