Do you believe in love at first sight? Do romances that happen really quickly in a story come across as unbelievable to you, or do you find yourself rooting for the characters in spite of the timeline?
Connecting Strangers, my romantic suspense releasing July 21st, has a whirlwind romance, and I see that it's a divided issue between reviewers. Some like it. Some don't.
To me, when someone is hungry for love and they meet "the one", they know. Their hearts tells them not to waste time. Maybe that makes me a bit of a softie or even too much of a dreamer. Regardless, I still believe in fairy tales, and whirlwind romances are what dreams are made of.
What about you? Do you think romances that happen fast are too unrealistic? How long did you know your spouse or significant other before you knew he/she was the one?
So my blog tour starts on Monday, and I will be all over the Internet for the next month. This is to celebrate the upcoming (July 21st) release of Connecting Strangers (Book 1 in the Discovering Emily series). Check out my Appearances page so you can follow along.
Did you see the prize list I posted earlier? In case you didn't, have a look! It's changed some since I originally posted it, but the prizes are still grand!
Before this all gets underway, I want to give a HUGE thank you to my friend, Lisa Renee Jones. She's a New York Times Bestselling Author with so much on her plate, but she's helped me every step of the way with this book launch. This woman is phenomenal! And the speed at which she moves makes me dizzy.
In case you aren't familiar with Lisa's work, you can click on her name to view her website. But you really want to be following her on Facebook and her YouTube channel because she hosts amazing giveaways and gives you all the inside scoop...especially on her Inside Out series which is in development for cable TV with the amazing Suzanne Todd producing (Alice in Wonderland/Johnny Depp). How cool is that?
So this is my way of saying thank you to an amazing lady, a wonderful friend, a talented author, and an inspiring human being!
My blog tour starts on Monday, June 23rd, and the following authors have graciously contributed prizes. I wanted to acknowledge them and thank them for their generosity because they rock! I'm including their website pages (so you can check out their books) and their Facebook Fan Pages so you can like them!
Thanks a million, ladies!
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/melanieshawnbooks
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCathrynFox
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/SteenaHolmes.Author
Lisa Renee Jones
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorLisaReneeJones
Facebook Fan Page: N/A
Rachel Van Dyken
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/RachelVanDyken
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/MariCarrWriter
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/VioletDukeBooks
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorcjcarmichael
Facebook Fan Page: N/A
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/KairaRoudaBooks
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/NinaLaneAuthor
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShaylaBlackAuthor
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/CariQuinnAuthor
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/MaliaMallory
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/ErikaWildeAuthorFanPage
Facebook Fan Page: N/A
My blog tour with Bewitching Book Tours starts on June 23rd, and over a dozen New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors have joined in to offer fantastic prizes for each blog stop. Take a look below at what you can win!
Prizes for June 2014 Blog Tour
$25 Amazon Card
E-copy of Dare to Love by Carly Phillips
$15.00 Target gift card
E-copy of The Memory Child by Steena Holmes
Paris bath set from Bath and Body Works by Lisa Renee Jones
Winner’s choice of ebook from Mari Carr’s backlist
Prize pack of all of Violet Duke’s books (Nice Girl trilogy, Nice Guy spin-off, and Love, Chocolate and Beer)
$15 Amazon Gift Card and Hands on with the CEO by Cathryn Fox
$25 Amazon Card and e-copy of Crazy Love by Melanie Shawn
$15 gift card by Rachel Van Dyken
10 copies of Entice by Rachel Van Dyken
E-books and gift card from Elena Aitken
2 signed ARCs of Linger which releases in September by Lauren Hawkeye
2 signed copies of Surrender to Temptation by Lauren Hawkeye
3 ebooks from C.J. Carmichael’s Fox & Fisher Detective Agency trilogy
Original print by a Charleston, SC artist
2 ebooks by Kaira Rouda
Moonpie General Store Moonpies and Candle
E-copy of Cria by Suzanne Rock
Nina Lane’s trilogy and $10 Amazon card.
Nina Lane’s trilogy and $10 Amazon card
Print copy of Forever Wicked by Shayla Black
$10 iTunes Gift Card by Cari Quinn and a signed print copy of Seduced (US Only)
Ebook copy of Seduced by Cari Quinn for international winner
Ebooks from Malia Mallory
$10 Amazon gift certificate and an ebook copy of The Marriage Diaries by Erika Wilde
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