Kemberlee is a native Northern Californian who was raised in a community known as Steinbeck Country, home to authors John Steinbeck, Jack London, Robert Campbell, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Sterling, Robinson Jeffers, Mary Austin... just to name a few. With so much influence around her, it’s not hard to see why she fell in love with the printed word.
In 1997, Kemberlee couldn't pass up the opportunity to spend six months in Ireland, where she met a man who eventually became her husband. Upon permanently relocating to Ireland, Kemberlee established an Irish travel consultancy, building a reputation as one of Ireland's foremost Irish travel experts.
Kemberlee has had the opportunity to study Ireland's history and culture first hand, and has even picked up a cúpla focal . . . a few Irish words. Because of her knowledge of Ireland, she has had the privilege of working with some of the romance industry’s top authors who’ve set their stories in Ireland, including Deb Stover for "Mulligan Stew" and "Mulligan Magic."
Over the years, Kemberlee’s love of Ireland has inspired a number of Irish set stories, including A Piece of My Heart, Kemberlee’s first published novel, and short stories Moondance and The Power of Love. Other short stories include Tutti-Frutti Blues and Dude Looks Like A Lady, both set in Kemberlee's hometown of Carmel-by-the-Sea. All of these stories are published through Highland Press. See Kemberlee's website for order information.
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One Night in Dublin
At her mother’s prompting (nagging) about grandchildren, Sive wonders if it really is time to settle down. She’s just finishing college and should be thinking about her future. But is she ready to settle down? Is she ready for kids? More importantly, which of the three men she’s been seeing does she want to spend the rest of her life with? Sive has only 24 hours in which to make her choice.
Shape of My Heart [Irish Pride Series]
Gráinne moonlights at The Klub! to earn money for college tuition. John ‘JD’ Desmond is an undercover detective. The Klub!, owned by Jimmy Malloy, is being used as a drug front, headed by the notorious Taylor 'The Hunter' Wade. JD wanted Gráinne to snitch for him, but things get complicated when they fall in love. When Gráinne witnesses Jimmy’s murder, she and JD are forced to run for their lives.
A Piece of My Heart [Irish Pride Series]
Ten years after their break-up, the addendum in Mick's father's will forces Mick and Kate together to save Mick's heritage. Kate thought she was falling in love with Mick all over again, but a new revelation is too much for her. She is determined to finally say goodbye forever to her childhood sweetheart. Mick has other plans for Kate's future. And none of them involve goodbye.
The Power of Love
When Elaine discovers she's pregnant, she hesitates telling her husband, Ethan. They're newlyweds and want to wait until they're ready to start a family. Ethan surprised her by accepting early parenthood. But when they receive bad news after a prenatal exam, both must face that their charmed lives were about to come crashing down around them. Do Christmas wishes really come true?
Blánaid thinks there's something wrong with her. She hasn't dated in months. If not for her best friends, Ronan and Siobhan, Blánaid is sure she'll go crazy with loneliness and despair. Then, one night while watching the sunset, Ronan kisses her and suddenly, Blánaid's world is thrown into turmoil. Can Blánaid face the truth in Siobhan's words? Can Ronan settle for just being Blánaid's friend?
Rhythm of My Heart [Irish Pride Series]
Eilis Kennedy, gave up a singing career to become an Artists Representative with Eireann Records. Kieran Vaughan is just the talent she needs to contract who will really launch her career, while at the same time getting her out from under her boss's thumb. Fergus Manley vows to have Eilis in his bed at any cost.
The Carmel Charmers Series
The Carmel Charmers Series includes the novelettes Tutti-Frutti Blues and Dude Looks Like A Lady. These stories are set in the quaint town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, when eating ice cream while walking through town was illegal and one required a permit to wear high heels!
Dude Looks Like A Lady, book two Carmel Charmer Series
Pamela Howard can't believe she let her friend Maisie talk her into dressing as King Louis XVI for a charity event. Hank Delacroix is ready to throttle his friend Jake for tricking him into dressing as Marie Antoinette. When Pam finally meets her partner, memories and heartache awaken. And when Hank realizes Louis is his ex-fiancé, he has to find a way to finally apologize.
Tutti-Frutti Blues, book one Carmel Charmer Series
Town therapist Maisie Daniels is having a bad day. A double scoop of tutti-frutti ice cream is sure to boost her mood. When Sgt Jake Hennessey spots her step out of the shop with her cone, he doesn't to cite her for eating ice cream on the street, a recent ban, but invites her to dinner instead. By he end of dinner, Jake thinks he could love Maisie.
The perfect life Mick and Kate thought they had was slowly dissolving. It all comes to a head when Kate suspects Mick of having an affair. Kate’s parents step in to give each of them advice from their own years of marriage. Now, both Mick and Kate have set their own romantic plans in motion, but it could all fall through when Kate nearly blows up the kitchen.
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