If I Want You Blog Tour

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Introducing Blind Magic by Natalina Reis... *GIVEAWAY*







Title: Blind Magic


Author: Natalina Reis


Genre: Rom-com with a twist of magic


Release Date: November 18, 2017




Cover Designer: Claire Smith


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Marcy has never been in love. But when Oliver Dawson walks into her store, she falls head over heels. Unable to shake the feeling that she and Oliver were made for each other, for the first time in her life, the quirky witch considers casting a love spell for herself.





Oliver’s life is turned upside down when he’s shot and almost killed. Even though events haven’t been kind to the sexy police detective, he’s determined to make the best of his situation. But still, nothing could have prepared him for feisty Marcy breaking down his defenses, nor the healing tea that leaves him gagging.





Unconventional and hell-bent on getting her man, the little witch soon weaves her magic and captures his heart. He’s more than willing to give it to her, but when faced with his painful and turbulent past, neither are sure they’ll get their happily ever after. 





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Author of We Will Always Have the Closet, Desert Jewel, and Loved You Always, Natalina wrote her first romance in collaboration with her best friend at the age of 13. Since then she has ventured into other genres, but romance is first and foremost in almost everything she writes.

After earning a degree in tourism and foreign languages, she worked as a tourist guide in her native Portugal for a short time before moving to the United States. She li





ved in three continents and a few islands, and her knack for languages and linguistics led her to a master’s degree in education. She lives in Virginia where she has taught English as a Second Language to elementary school children for more years than she cares to admit.

Natalina doesn’t believe you can have too many books or too much coffee. Art and dance make her happy and she is pretty sure she could survive on lobster and bananas alone. When she is not writing or stressing over lesson plans, she shares her life with her husband and two adult sons.







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Thursday, 16 November 2017

Welcome contemporary romance author, Lynsey James *GIVEAWAY*



Hi, Lynsey! It's so great to have you here and to be a part of your tour - I'm looking forward to learning more about you and your work. Let's kick off with my questions...

1)     What is the best and worse thing you have learned from an editor/agent?

The best thing I’ve learnt from my agent Sarah is to believe in myself. That’s something I’ve always struggled with, but she’s helped me have that confidence in myself and my writing. Can’t really think of the worst thing, to be honest!

2)     What is your typical day?

Well, I’ve just started a new job working at a huge department store, so that’s taking up a lot of my time! On my days off though, I try to write as much as possible. I have about three projects I’m working on at the moment, so I try to divide my time between them.

3)     What do you read while in the midst of a project? Or don’t you?

I tend to save books for when I’m finished a project so I can really enjoy them. If I read while I’m working on a project, I usually end up thinking the book I’m reading is way better than what I’m working on!

4)      What do you do with a paperback once you’ve read it?
I keep it! I’m such a hoarder and I can’t bear throwing books away. I don’t have any room on my humungous bookcase for any more, but that won’t stop me picking up just one more…
5)      Are you nervous about friends reading your book?
OH GOD YES. There’s always that worry that they won’t like what I’ve written and will tell me they do just to be polite. Or that they might like one book I’ve done, but not the rest.
6)      What things inspire you to write? Location, music, film or even in a book?
My inspiration really comes from anywhere. It can be something I see on TV, read about in the news, or even a throwaway remark somebody makes. It takes the tiniest thing sometimes to spark off an idea and before I know it, I have a full story.
7)      What’s next for you?

I’m going to start working on a top-secret project very soon. Watch this space for more information…



Blurb: Being pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby is the last thing on Cleo Jones’s Christmas wish list. Scott might have been the man of her dreams once upon a time, but things change and now Cleo faces a future as a single mum… Or does she?

Scott won’t let Cleo go through this alone; whatever their differences he’s vowed to be there, from antenatal classes to night feeds and nappy changing. The two agree to bring up their baby as friends – but as Cleo’s bump grows, so do their feelings for each other.

Cleo can’t be sure if it’s her heart of her hormones urging her to give Scott a second chance – but getting back together could be the best Christmas present of all!


Author bio: Lynsey James was born in Fife in 1991 and has been telling people how to spell her name ever since. She's an incurable bookworm who loves nothing more than getting lost in a good story with memorable characters. She started writing when she was really young and credits her lovely Grandad- and possibly a bump on the head from a Mr Frosty machine- with her love of telling stories. She used to write her own episodes of Friends and act them out in front of her family (in fact she's sure she put Ross and Rachel together first!)

A careers adviser at school once told Lynsey writing wasn’t a “good option” and for a few years, she believed her. She tried a little bit of everything, including make-up artistry, teaching and doing admin for a chocolate fountain company. The free chocolate was brilliant. When Lynsey left my job a couple of years ago, she started writing full-time while she looked for another one. As soon as she started working on her story, Lynsey fell in love and decided to finally pursue her dream. She haven’t looked back since.

When Lynsey's not writing, eating cake or drinking tea, she's daydreaming about the day Dylan O’Brien FINALLY realises they're meant to be together. It’ll happen one day…


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Saturday, 11 November 2017

Secondary Character – Introducing Marian Cohen – the matriarch of Templeton Cove



When I started writing Finding Justice, the first book in my ongoing romance series with Harlequin Superromance, Marian quickly pushed herself forward as Templeton Coves boss. Shes in her sixties, funny, wise, a little bit naughty and very, very astute.

And an absolute joy to write!

So much so, I am pretty sure she has appeared in seven of the eight books in the series.

She is the glue that holds Templetons community together the oracle to whom the residents, young and old, come for adviceeven if the advice they receive isnt always welcomed at first.
Marian came to the Cove under a cloud of speculation about five years before the first book opens. A stranger to the Templeton, she arrived with long-standing resident George and they soon married. No one knows much about her background and no one dare ask! Shes loving, attentive and a bulldog to anyone who upsets her broodin other words, anyone she cares for in the Cove.

Its a dream come true that Im writing a series that so many readers enjoy and are still asking for more stories. The Templeton Cove Stories are a mix of mainstream romance and romantic suspense stories that link existing characters and also new characters I introduce, as and when.

Book 8 of the series, A STRANGER IN THE COVE (coming Jan 2018)  is really Marians story it was the right time to fill in the blanks for the devoted fans of the series. I am so excited for this books release!

In the meantime, why not catch up with Marian and all her fabulous antics in the first seven books in the series. Youll love her as much as me promise!

A Stranger In the Cove is available for pre-order here is the blurb & buy links:

Mac Orman is on a mission. When he discovers his recently deceased father had been searching for his birth mother, Mac aims to finish the job by finding the grandmother he never knew. His quest leads him to Templeton Cove—and a firecracker of a woman who instantly jump-starts his tortured heart.  
For Mac, Kate Harrington is the most tempting kind of distraction. But their sizzling connection comes with a side of suspicion for Kate, who doesn’t trust this brooding stranger in her town. Mac arrived with no plans to stay, but as he falls for Kate, he wonders how he could ever possibly leave.





Thursday, 9 November 2017

Introducing Christmas At Bay Tree Cottage by Linn B. Halton... *GIVEAWAY*


Genre: Romance/women’s contemporary/holidays
Release Date: 3 Nov 2017
Publisher: Harper Impulse
The countdown to Christmas is usually a magical time, but Elana James is fed up with living on a building site! The renovations on her beautiful cottage – like her heart – have been frozen in limbo ever since she was unexpectedly widowed.
Elana calls in a professional, Luke Stevenson, to help finish the cottage, so her little girl can send letters to Santa up the newly-repaired chimney. Luke’s kind, capable and sexy – but he’s also ten years younger than Elana. So why has her heart decided it’s finally time for a thaw?
The perfect read to curl up by the fire with … for fans of Rebecca Boxall.
EXTRACT
 ‘Mum, can we light the log fire tonight?’ Maya looks up at me with eager eyes.
‘I think we should wait until the weekend, darling. There isn’t really time to appreciate it on a school night, is there? Besides, I’m not even sure whether there are any logs left in the store. I promise to get it sorted as soon as I can.’
It was Niall’s job, sorting the fire. He would have booked the chimney sweep in early autumn and had the logs all ready and waiting, stacked neatly against the back wall of the garage. Ironically, last year I was much more organised. I suppose it was one of my coping mechanisms during those raw, early weeks and months. Keep going; keep doing something – anything, so I didn’t have to listen to what was in my head. But I feel bad. Maya will remember that this time last year we spent every evening huddled together on the sofa in front of the fire, reading. Hour upon hour we escaped into alternative worlds inspired by some wonderful authors. Roald Dahl’s Matilda, E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web, and Maya’s favourite, Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch, a story of tenderness and triumph.
It was the very worst of times, but I focused on getting us through it one day at a time. My gut instinct, immediately after the accident, had been to sell the cottage just to escape that prevailing sense that something was missing. Niall was no longer here and it would never, ever be the same again. But soon realisation dawned that Maya needed a sense of continuity; the memories trapped within these walls were a lifeline for her, although a cruelly painful reminder for me. In a way she feels her dad is still here and I can’t take that away from her.


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ABOUT LINN B HALTON
Bristol-born Linn lives in the Forest of Dean, in the UK. She resides there with her lovely husband and cat, Ziggy. She has been writing novels since 2009 and has written short stories for a number of magazines. She is also known for her series of ‘Home by Design’ articles wearing her former interior designer hat.
"I'm a hopeless romantic, self-confessed chocaholic, and lover of coffee. For me, life is about family, friends, and writing. Oh, and the occasional glass of White Grenache ..."
An Amazon UK Top 100 best-selling author with A Cottage in the Country in November 2015, Under The Stars also became a best-selling novel in November 2016. Linn's novels have been short-listed in the UK's Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards. Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award.
Linn writes chick lit, romantic comedy, women's contemporary fiction and psychic romance. Publishers include Harper Impulse, Choc Lit and Endeavour Press.

Goodreads Author Page: http://ow.ly/mk3H30atV5h



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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Introducing The Lido Girls by Allie Burns... *INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY*


 Hi Allie! It's so great to have you here and to be a part of your ongoing tour - I'm looking forward to learning more about you and your latest release, THE LIDO GIRLS! Let's kick off with my questions...

1.)                What did you want to be when you grew up?

I first wanted to work in paddy fields in China; the idea of splashing around appealed to me. In my teens I wanted to be an actress briefly after a couple of appearances as a chorus girl in amateur productions of Grease and Chicago. I also wanted to be a business woman, which I was for a while, but really I always wanted to write, I just didn’t believe it could ever happen.

2.)                Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?

Hot chocolate, iced coffee and herbal tea.

3.)                What genre do you typically read? Why?

I love reading about relationships, especially within families and between friends, so I read a lot of women’s fiction. I also like stories that blend fact with fiction because I get to learn something new whilst being entertained with a gripping story.

4.)                Share a favourite childhood memory.

My mum collected me from primary school to take me to an emergency dentist appointment, but there was no dentist appointment and we actually went to the beach for the day.

5.)                Do you have any shameless addictions? ie. Tea, Books, Shoes, Clothes?

I buy lots of plants and I hide all of the empty pots by the side of my house. It’s always a bit of a shock to see them piled up and to realise how much I have spent at the garden centre.

6.)                What do you think is the biggest challenge of writing a new book?

There are so many directions in which a story can go, and my temptation is to follow each of them to see which I like the best, which is very time consuming. The biggest challenge I have is deciding on the plot, and sticking to it. I haven’t managed it yet!

7.)                Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages a day?

I do, but I never stick to it. The deadline for Book #2 is approaching, but I’ve been ignoring my word count target because there is something I need to have straight in my mind before I can move on.

8.)                What are your thoughts on writing a book series?

I don’t think this would be for me at this stage of my writing career. I’d like to feel more adept at plotting and planning for a standalone novel before moving on to a series. 

The Lido Girls by Alison Burnside

Blurb: Escape to the inter-war years in this emotional story where opportunity can be found at the pool-side in your local lido… Perfect for fans of Pam Evans and Gill Paul

Change is in the air…

London, 1930s:

Natalie Flacker is tempted by the glamour of the new keep fit movement, but when she is dismissed from her prestigious job in PE she loses the life she so carefully built. Echoes of the war’s destruction still reverberate through her life, and now she is homeless, jobless and without prospects.

But connections made on a summer holiday, with her best friend Delphi, create opportunities. When Natalie is offered a summer job at a lido at the seaside, she jumps at the chance. But is she up to the challenge of taking on a group of unfit women in need of her help?

Set against the backdrop of the beginnings of the pioneering keep fit movement; this is a feel-good reminder of just what's possible when you find the courage to follow your heart.

Spend a very British summer with The Lido Girls!


Author bio: Allie lives in Kent with her family and two tortoises. When she's not writing for business or penning her Women's Historical Fiction, Allie enjoys swimming and yoga. She has an MA in Professional Writing from Falmouth University and The Lido Girls is her debut novel. She is currently working on a second interwar years novel, which is due for publication in the summer of 2018.

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Saturday, 4 November 2017

4 MORE SLEEPS UNTIL RELEASE DAY!!

Good morning, lovely readers!!

IF I WANT YOU is due for release this coming Wednesday (8th) so it's time to preorder for delivery to your reading device in just four short days.

I am so excited for you to read my latest romantic suspense - If I Want You is a darker, more intense romantic suspense than I've written before but has all the usual romance, conflict and emotion you'd expect in my books. I adore my heroine, journalist Tori Peterson, and I think Mark Bolton, my hero, is just the way you want your heroes to be - sexy, kind, caring and a single father who can kick ass if needs be!




Be sure to join me on my tour with Brook Cottage Books this coming week:

https://brookcottagebooks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/tour-sign-up-if-i-want-you-by-rachel.html

IF I WANT YOU blurb & buy links:

When local journalist, Tori Peterson, fails to prevent a child abduction outside her niece’s school, her horror and guilt sparks a vow to do whatever it takes to get little Abby Brady home to her parents.

While Tori battles the vile memories of her own kidnapping as a child, she accepts the help of widowed father, Mark Bolton. As he and Tori join forces with the local police, their attraction and intimacy grows…along with their fears for Abby.

Links are uncovered between Abby’s disappearance and Tori’s kidnapping, and Tori is forced to accept the monster who held her captive is back. But this time, Tori is all grown up, and there is no way she will let him hurt another little girl.

Buy Links:

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-i-want-you-rachel-brimble/1127157672?ean=2940158911118

What are you waiting for? Pre-order today - you won't regret it :)

Happy Reading,

Rachel x

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Introducing Need You Now by Dei Araujo... *GIVEAWAY*



Need You Now
by Dei Araujo

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GENRE: Romantic Suspense

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BLURB:

Nothing compared to the horror Amaranth Wallace felt upon discovering her babysitter beaten and her autistic son missing. To get him back, she must put all her faith in her ex-lover, the very man she vowed to avoid forever.

One steamy and mind-blowing night with Amaranth and Nicholas was hooked. But when she chose his half-brother over him, Nicholas turned his back on her and love. Now fate has brought them back together, and Nicholas must revisit old wounds that run deep with the woman who broke his heart.

Can Amaranth and Nicholas put their torrid history aside to find her son and get a chance at love?

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EXCERPT

A sigh escaped him. He was wound tight from the stress of the day, and his only desire was to relieve it by getting some shut eye. Unfortunately, her presence in his room drove all thoughts of sleep out the window.

“What are you doing here?” Nicholas picked up a black T-shirt and donned it.

“I needed to speak with you,” she said to the walnut stained door of his bedroom. She stood with her arms hugging her waist as if she was cold, a gesture he noticed she had a habit of doing when she was nervous. Her body was slim, but had curves in all the right places and he had the pleasure of viewing one of those places now. She had a nice, round apple bottom that begged to be grabbed and nibbled. The woman was a magnet, and he was her polar opposite, drawn inexplicably to her. He found his feet moving to stand behind her, his steps muffled by the plushness of his carpet. He inhaled her scent and catalogued it to his memory. She smelled of lavender, vanilla and a hint of something citrus. In a word, she smelled delicious.

“You do know you can turn around,” he said, his voice ruffling the wisps of wayward hair. “Your innocent eyes are protected.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Dei Araujo knew she wanted to be a writer at the age of 11 after writing a short story that drew a raucous response from her dad. Her love for romance came through her mother who encouraged Dei’s voracious appetite for reading. She went on to win writing awards in high school to include a first-place award for poetry in honor of her father who served during the first Gulf War.

After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Journalism/News Editorial, Dei was commissioned in the Air Force as a public affairs officer where she utilized her skill as a writer to tell the Air Force story. Her military career took her all over the world and exposed her different cultures and people.

While serving as an Air Force reservist, Dei completed her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University and rediscovered her voice as a romance writer. She’s living out her real-life love story in beautiful Miami, Florida, with her soulmate, and their four rambunctious boys.

Need You Now, a romantic suspense, is her first novel and the first in the Love’s Paradise series.
Dei is a member of Romance Writers of America.

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Twitter ID: @dei_araujo



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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Dei Araujo will be awarding a $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.