Hearts Under Fire Blog Tour w/ Celebrate Lit (Interview)

About the Book

Book: Hearts Under Fire

Author: Cori Lynn

Genre: Historical Fiction

Release date: April 3, 2022

When Laura, a heartbroken antique expert, stumbles across an old steamer trunk, she decides it is the perfect restoration project to distract her from her recent loss. She quickly discovers the trunk has a few mysteries of its own, including a journal dating back to 1941.

Laura finds herself caught up in a heroic love story between Ava and her high school sweetheart Dean. Their story of first love is suddenly interrupted when World War II begins, and Dean is sent to the front lines; leaving Ava to bravely fight her own battles supporting the war effort from home.

Laura soon identifies with Ava’s perseverance and in the process, is challenged to overcome her own hardships. However, the journal unexpectedly ends, leaving Laura with unanswered questions about Ava’s life. Laura is determined to uncover the missing pieces from the journal, but will she find the answers she seeks? And can she find the courage to love again?

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About the Author

Cori Lynn is a novelist and screenwriter based in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to her latest novel, Hearts Under Fire, she has written multiple screenplays including two feature-length films. As her recognition as a screenwriter evolved, she eventually walked away with an “Audience Choice” and “Best Story” award from the Phoenix Film Festival.

Cori graduated with a global business degree from Arizona State University and works full time as a Marketing Director. She spends her free time playing with her puppy, redecorating her home and crafting her next story.

More from Cori

Hearts Under Fire is a historical romance with a contemporary twist. The historical plotline was inspired by the first-hand accounts provided by my grandparents on both sides of the family. Hearts Under Fire differs in that it brings in a contemporary twist and it explores the idea of the parallels between the love story in 1941 and the contemporary love story from present day. 

Interview with Cori

Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.

I have a diverse creative background. I played guitar in a band that released a CD. I wrote multiple movie scripts, some that were turned into films and shown in local movie theaters and I’m working on the movie script for Hearts Under Fire.

What book is currently on your bedside table?

I’m a big fan of Terri Blackstock and just finished her book Smoke Screen. At the moment, her book If I Run is on my nightstand as my next read.

Does one of the main characters hold a special place in your heart? If so, why?

I would have to say the characters I most resonate with are the ones in 1941. The reason why is Dean and Grayson were based off my grandfather’s stories as a WWII Gunner and Ava’s character dealt with challenges based off my great aunt. Bringing in the family history to some degree created a connection with those characters that went a little deeper than the rest.

What is the key theme and/or message in the book?

I’ve heard readers say that they see themes of love, loss, family, and patriotism. For me, one of the main themes is dealing with loss whether it’s in separation or permanent, and how we learn to heal from tragedy.

Where can readers find out more about you and your books?

Author Website: https://thewritersjournal.net/novels/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/heartsunderfirefanpage/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/corilynn.author
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/147115854-cori-lynn
Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/corilynn

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Blogging With Carol, June 7

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 7

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For Him and My Family, June 9

deb’s Book Review, June 10

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 11

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 12

Connie’s History Classroom, June 13

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 14

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, June 15 (Author Interview)

Mary Hake, June 15

Pause for Tales, June 16

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 17


To celebrate her tour, Cori is giving away the grand prize packge that includes a signed copy of the book, a lip balm, T-shirt and a Journal!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


3 thoughts on “Hearts Under Fire Blog Tour w/ Celebrate Lit (Interview)

  1. Beatrice LaRocca says:

    Thank you for sharing the author’s interview and book details, Hearts Under Fire sounds like an excellent read and I am adding it to my TBR


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