A Brand New Address is the first book in Kathleen Rowland's Intervenus series, aimed at the New Adult market.
The cosmic impact of 2153 throws Earth into a second Ice Age and impacts planet orbits in the entire solar system. Water erupts on the moon-sized asteroids near Mars and Venus, morphing their atmospheres into habitable. After Mars’ nuclear war, Venus is the next big hope.
Yardley is reserved, Marchand has communication issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.
Taking place during 22nd Century Earth’s second ice age, A BRAND NEW ADDRESS follows childhood friends Yardley Van Dyke and Marchand LaFond who trick and tease each other. Robin-hooding thief Marchand sails his ice-boat across the frozen tundra to deliver fuel and food to the needy. Subsistence gardener Yardley gives away home-cooked meals. Just when their attraction sizzles, he enters a space race to Venus.
Yardley promised her dying mother she’d care for the family by growing food in their greenhouse. Clashing with Dad’s fiancé puts her on the outs at home. After winning a prize for an intergalactic garden project, she wants to prove her prototype works on Venus.
Groomed for the mission and calling the shots, Marchand can’t let emotions to get in the way. Maneuvering through sun spikes and space junk is dangerous enough. Evil competitor Vito Savage plans to annihilate competing shuttles. Will Savage’s darkest sins come to light? If Yardley goes, will she tolerate Marchand’s brazen exterior? Will Venus be their brand new address where life will find them?
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About Kathleen Rowland:
Kathleen writes romantic suspense, and her books run the gamut from sweet (INTERVENUS series) to sensuous (WATERFRONT series).
She grew up in Iowa where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and raced her sailboat onLake Okoboji. Now she wears flip-flops and sails a Harbor20 with her husband, Gerry, but wishes there were lightning bugs in California.
Though she holds an MS in computer science, she dreams about her characters and, upon waking, she might put them on a different path. She picks colors to represent characters-- for instance green for Yardley because she’s a gardener and nurturer; red for Marchand because he’s a Robin Hooder and must fight to protect.
Kathleen is proud of their five children who have flown the coop, giving her time to write. She believes that with hard work, dreams do come true.