By Hook or by Rook Tour Kit

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About the Book

By Hook or by Rook

Series: The London League
Genre:  Adult, Historical, Regency, Romance
Publisher: Phase Publishing
Publication date: July 1, 2019

​The most dangerous journeys…
Jeremy Pratt is a spy for the Crown, and one of the best. He has been in more dangerous situations than he can admit, and has always come out unscathed. But escorting his colleague’s cousin home to her family, even in disguise, just might be beyond his skills, and the temptation beyond his ability to withstand.

…May be ones of the heart…
Helen Dalton is convinced there is more to this man escorting her than meets the eye, and something familiar about him, as well. There is only one man in the world who looks at her so intensely, banters with her so easily, and makes her blush so furiously. And when he manages a daring and heroic rescue, she wonders if she ever knew him at all.

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About the Author

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Rebecca Connolly writes romances, both period and contemporary, because she absolutely loves a good love story. She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She started writing them down in elementary school and has never looked back. She currently lives in the Midwest, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.

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Author Interview

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Guest Post

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Review

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Giveaway

BHOBR tour giveaway

(1) winner will receive a By Hook or by Rook Prize Pack (US mailing addresses only). Prize pack includes the following:
Winner’s choice of print or ebook copy fo By Hook or by Rook
Chocolate
London League Bookmarks
Book Themed Luggage Tages

Enter the giveaway HERE.
​Giveaway ends July 17 at 11:59pm MT.

Giveaway is subject to policies HERE.

Blog Stops

Follow along at SLB Tours for a full list of stops!

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Helpful Tour Information

1. The tour kit for By Hook or by Rook is now live.
2. The tour landing page will go live 11:30pm MT the night before the day of the blast.
3. Have your posts up by 12 noon ET on Monday, June 17.
4. If reviewing be sure and include an FTC disclosure.  For an example, see SLB Tours Policies.
5. As a reminder, if reviewing and you are not able to give the book a 3+ star rating please contact me and we will have you put up a spotlight post. Thanks. (As indicated in the SLB Tours Policies.)
6. To help promote, please share posts links on social media sites, such as FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Please tag SLB when possible.  Thank you!

7. For those on Facebook, please also share your post in the team Facebook group.
8. When your blog post is live, please email me the link so I can update the tour landing page.  Thank you!

Tour Schedule and Assignments

July 1-Blooming with Books (Review + Extras: Guest Post (you provide the topic))
July 2-Life is What It’s Called (Review + Extras: Author Interview (you provide the questions))
July 3-​Emily Yager (Review + Extras: Author Interview (you provide the questions))
July 4-Reading Is My SuperPower (Review)
July 5-Mindy Houng (Review)

July 8-Edits and Reviews by Leslie (Spotlight)
July 9-Maiden of the Pages (Spotlight + Extras: Guest Post (you provide the topic))
July 10-Singing Librarian Books (Review + Extras: Author Interview (you provide the questions))
July 11-Remembrancy (Review)
July 12-Red Headed Book Lady​ (Review)

By Hook or By Rook Cover Reveal Kit

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About the Book

Series: The London League
Genre:  Adult, Historical, Regency, Romance
Publisher: Phase Publishing
Publication date: July 1, 2019

​The most dangerous journeys…
Jeremy Pratt is a spy for the Crown, and one of the best. He has been in more dangerous situations than he can admit, and has always come out unscathed. But escorting his colleague’s cousin home to her family, even in disguise, just might be beyond his skills, and the temptation beyond his ability to withstand.

…May be ones of the heart…
Helen Dalton is convinced there is more to this man escorting her than meets the eye, and something familiar about him, as well. There is only one man in the world who looks at her so intensely, banters with her so easily, and makes her blush so furiously. And when he manages a daring and heroic rescue, she wonders if she ever knew him at all.

About the Author

rebecca-connolly-headshot

Rebecca Connolly writes romances, both period and contemporary, because she absolutely loves a good love story. She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She started writing them down in elementary school and has never looked back. She currently lives in the Midwest, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.

GOODREADS | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | BOOKBUB | WEBSITE | NEWSLETTER AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE 

Cover Reveal

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Giveaway

BHobR Giveaway

(1) winner will recieve a print copy of By Hook or by Rook (US mailing addresses only).

Enter the giveaway HERE.
​Giveaway ends June 24 at 11:59pm MT.

Giveaway is subject to policies HERE.

Blog Stops

Follow along at SLB Tours for a full list of stops!

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Helpful Tour Information

1. The cover reveal kit for By Hook or by Rook is now live.
2. The blast landing page will go live 11:30pm MT the night before the day of the blast.
3. Have your posts up by 12 noon ET on Monday, June 17.
4. To help promote, please share posts links on social media sites, such as FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Please tag SLB when possible.  Thank you!

5. For those on Facebook, please also share your post in the team Facebook group.
6. When your blog post is live, please email me the link so I can update the tour landing page.  Thank you!

Tour Schedule and Assignments

ALL posts must be up by Monday, June 17 by 12pm noon ET.

Beauty in the Binding
Blooming with Books
Edits and Reviews by Leslie
Emily Yager
Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
Heidi Reads…
Life Is What It’s Called
Maiden of the Pages
Reading Is My SuperPower
Remembrancy
Singing Librarian Books
Tell Tale Book Reviews

Refuge at Pine Lake Blog Tour Kit

Refuge at Pine Lake Blog Tour

About the Book

Refuge at Pine Lake

Series: Pine Haven
Genre:  Christian, Contemporary
Publisher: Chanson Books
Publication date: March 7, 2019

Robin Lancaster, a twenty-six-year-old former kindergarten teacher, has her summer and her life all figured out. She’s ready to be on her own, writing and illustrating her children’s stories at her family’s beloved lake house. Once there, she intends to rekindle a romance with Caleb Jackson, the area’s top hunting and fishing guide, and bag him for herself.

Complications arise from the start when Robin finds out her mother has rented the lake house to a man they know nothing about.

Matthew McLaughlin, forty-year-old widowed university professor and author from California, shows up at Pine Lake in crisis. A sabbatical might be his only hope to save much more than his career. He needs a place of refuge. Sharing the lake house with a lighthearted young woman and her dog is the last thing on his mind.

Caleb Jackson has his own plans. He’s used to things going his way, but a man staying in Robin’s house presents unforeseen challenges. When paths unavoidably entangle for these three, hearts are on the line.

GOODREADS | AMAZON

About the Author

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Rose Chandler Johnson is known for her heartwarming, inspirational writing. In addition to works of sweet contemporary fiction, her devotional journal, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea: Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments won the Georgia Author of the Year Finalist Award in 2014.

In her novels, Rose brings to life fascinating characters with compelling relationships embracing family, community, and faith. In distinctive southern settings, Rose creates memorable stories that will stir your heart. Readers often say her writing warms the soul as it reaffirms belief in love and wholesome goodness. Don’t be surprised if you sigh with pleasure as you savor the final pages of her stories.

Rose has lived in a suburb of Augusta, GA for thirty plus years. Before retiring from Georgia’s school system, she taught English, French, and ESOL. Currently, she is an English instructor at a community college. In addition to reading and writing, Rose enjoys cooking, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her six children and her beautiful grandchildren.

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Author Interview

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10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book

  1.    I storyboard my novels the old-fashioned way adding cut-out pictures from magazines for all the characters. I envisioned the girl with strawberry hair as none other than Avril Lavigne.
  2.    I have fun creating Pinterest pages for my books.
  3.    My protagonists love to cook, as do I. There’s so much food prep in this story I have seriously considered a recipe book to follow.
  4.    I kitchen-tested Jenny’s favorite apple strudel muffins three times to perfect the recipe.
  5.    Characters’ names are important. For some reason, naming the dogs was the most challenging for me. The pets’ names changed multiple times during the writing process.
  6.    My sister Margaret wears only Shalimar perfume. It’s the signature fragrance of a character in the story also named Margaret. This little element in the story was totally unpremeditated.
  7.    YouTube was great for live-action research. Even though I used to waterski years ago, YouTube videos refreshed my memory.
  8.    For fishing advice, I relied on my youngest son and a friend who lives on Lake Thurmond.
  9.    Flora and fauna need to be accurate, even in fiction. My daughter insisted the golden eagle Matt sees had to be a bald eagle because those are the ones we see at Lake Thurmond.
  10.  Mr. Charlie is an endearing neighbor in the story. As it happens, my daddy and granddaddy were both named Charlie.

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Review

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Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.

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Giveaway ends June 14 at 11:59pm MT.

Enter the giveaway HERE.

Tour Schedule

Check out the other stops and follow along with the blog tour HERE.

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Helpful Tour Information

1. The tour kit for Refuge at Pine Lake is now live.
2. The tour landing page will go live 11:30pm MT the night before the tour begins.
3. Have your posts up by 12 noon ET on your assigned day.
4. To help promote, please share posts links on social media sites, such as FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Please tag SLB when possible.  Thank you!

5. For those on Facebook, please also share your post in the team Facebook group.
6. If you are reviewing, please post your review on Goodreads, Amazon, etc. as well as your blog (not required, but greatly appreciated).
7. When your blog post is live, please email me the link so I can update the tour landing page.  Thank you!

Tour Schedule and Assignments

June 3-Remembrancy (Review + Extras: Quote meme(s))
June 4-Life is What It’s Called (Review)
June 5-
June 6-Library Lady’s Kid Lit (Review + Extras: 10 Behind the scenes facts about the book)
June 7-Emily Yager (Review + Extras: 10 Behind the scenes facts about the book)

June 10-Blooming with Books (Review + Extras: Author Interview (you provide the questions), 10 Behind the scenes facts about the book)
June 11-Leaf’s Reviews (Review)
June 12-
June 13-Pause for Tales (Review)
June 14-Singing Librarian Books ((Review + Extras: 10 Behind the scenes facts about the book, Quote meme(s))

Spinster and Spice Book Blast Kit

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About the Book

Series: The Spinster Chronicles
Genre:  Adult, Regency, Romance
Publisher: Phase Publishing
Publication date: May 1, 2019

Spinster, sweet Spinster
Isabella Lambert is a nice person. She is biddable, polite, soft-spoken, and eager to please. She also happens to be a spinster, and one of the writers of the infamous Spinster Chronicles, where she is less polite, more outspoken, and may not please anyone. Izzy also has a secret that only one person knows, and that one person may hold the key to its success.

Sebastian Morton finds Izzy Lambert fascinating. She is the perfect mentor for his younger sister as well as a capable and charming friend for him. When opportunity strikes to spend more time with her, her secret becomes his. But will this secret, and others, ruin their connection?

GOODREADS | AMAZON

About the Author

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Rebecca Connolly writes romances, both period and contemporary, because she absolutely loves a good love story. She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She started writing them down in elementary school and has never looked back. She currently lives in the Midwest, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | WEBSITE

Giveaway

S&SBB Giveaway

Enter the giveaway HERE.
​Giveaway ends May11 at 11:59 MT.

Giveaway is subject to policies HERE.

Blog Stops

Follow along at SLB Tours for a full list of stops!

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Helpful Tour Information

1. The book blast kit for Spinster and Spice is now live.
2. The blast landing page will go live 11:30pm MT the night before the day of the blast.
3. Have your posts up by 12 noon ET on your assigned day.
4. To help promote, please share posts links on social media sites, such as FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Please tag SLB when possible.  Thank you!

5. For those on Facebook, please also share your post in the team Facebook group.
6. When your blog post is live, please email me the link so I can update the tour landing page.  Thank you!

Tour Schedule and Assignments

April 30- Life is What It’s Called | Heidi Reads…
May 1- Emily Yager | Blooming with Books | Singing Librarian Books
May 2- Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic | Remembrancy​

 

Spinster and Spice Cover Reveal Kit

 

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About the Book

Series: The Spinster Chronicles
Genre:  Adult, Regency, Romance
Publisher: Phase Publishing
Publication date: May 1, 2019

Spinster, sweet Spinster
Isabella Lambert is a nice person. She is biddable, polite, soft-spoken, and eager to please. She also happens to be a spinster, and one of the writers of the infamous Spinster Chronicles, where she is less polite, more outspoken, and may not please anyone. Izzy also has a secret that only one person knows, and that one person may hold the key to its success.

Sebastian Morton finds Izzy Lambert fascinating. She is the perfect mentor for his younger sister as well as a capable and charming friend for him. When opportunity strikes to spend more time with her, her secret becomes his. But will this secret, and others, ruin their connection?

GOODREADS | AMAZON

About the Author

rebecca-connolly-headshot

Rebecca Connolly writes romances, both period and contemporary, because she absolutely loves a good love story. She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She started writing them down in elementary school and has never looked back. She currently lives in the Midwest, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | WEBSITE

Cover Reveal

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Giveaway

S&S CR giveaway

Enter the giveaway HERE.
​Giveaway ends May 1 at 11:59 MT.

Giveaway is subject to policies HERE.

Blog Stops

Follow along at SLB Tours for a full list of stops!

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Helpful Tour Information

1. The cover reveal kit for Spinster and Spice is now live.
2. The blast landing page will go live 11:30pm MT the night before the day of the blast.
3. Have your posts up by 12 noon ET on Thursday, April 25.
4. To help promote, please share posts links on social media sites, such as FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Please tag SLB when possible.  Thank you!

5. For those on Facebook, please also share your post in the team Facebook group.
6. If you are reviewing, please post your review on Goodreads, Amazon, etc. as well as your blog (not required, but greatly appreciated).
7. When your blog post is live, please email me the link so I can update the tour landing page.  Thank you!

Tour Schedule and Assignments

ALL posts must be up by Thursday, April 25 by 12pm noon ET.

Blooming with Books
Emily Yager
Heidi Reads…
Life is What it’s Called
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic
Remembrancy
Robin’s Nest
Singing Librarian Books

 

Refuge at the Lake Book Balst

Refuge at Pine Lake Book Blast

About the Book

Refuge at Pine Lake

Series: Pine Haven
Genre:  Christian, Contemporary
Publisher: Chanson Books
Publication date: March 7, 2019

Robin Lancaster, a twenty-six-year-old former kindergarten teacher, has her summer and her life all figured out. She’s ready to be on her own, writing and illustrating her children’s stories at her family’s beloved lake house. Once there, she intends to rekindle a romance with Caleb Jackson, the area’s top hunting and fishing guide, and bag him for herself.

Complications arise from the start when Robin finds out her mother has rented the lake house to a man they know nothing about.

Matthew McLaughlin, forty-year-old widowed university professor and author from California, shows up at Pine Lake in crisis. A sabbatical might be his only hope to save much more than his career. He needs a place of refuge. Sharing the lake house with a lighthearted young woman and her dog is the last thing on his mind.

Caleb Jackson has his own plans. He’s used to things going his way, but a man staying in Robin’s house presents unforeseen challenges. When paths unavoidably entangle for these three, hearts are on the line.

GOODREADS | AMAZON

About the Author

rose-chandler-johnson

Rose Chandler Johnson is known for her heartwarming, inspirational writing. In addition to works of sweet contemporary, Christian fiction, Rose has written an award-winning devotional, God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea: Experiencing God in the Midst of Everyday Moments.

​​GOODREADS | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | BOOKBUBBLOG 

Giveaway

RaPL Blast Giveaway

Enter the giveaway HERE.

Giveaway is subject to policies HERE.

Blog Stops

Follow along at SLB Tours for a full list of stops!

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Helpful Tour Information

1. The book blast kit for Refuge at Pine Lake is now live.
2. The blast landing page will go live 11:30pm MT the night before the day of the blast.
3. Have your posts up by 12 noon ET on Wednesday, April 24.
4. To help promote, please share posts links on social media sites, such as FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Please tag SLB when possible.  Thank you!

5. For those on Facebook, please also share your post in the team Facebook group.
6. If you are reviewing, please post your review on Goodreads, Amazon, etc. as well as your blog (not required, but greatly appreciated).
7. When your blog post is live, please email me the link so I can update the tour landing page.  Thank you!

Tour Schedule and Assignments

ALL posts must be up by Wednesday, April 24 by 12pm noon ET.

Beauty in the Binding
Blooming with Books
Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen
Life is What It’s Called
​Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic
Remembrancy
Singing Librarian Books

Enduring Promises of the Heart Tour Kit

Enduring Promises of the Heart Blog Tour

About the Book

Enduring Promises of the Heart

Genre:  Adult, New Adult, Historical, Romance
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Publication date: February 8, 2019

“What if I told you there is a way that we could all be happy? That if I were to propose to you, your father couldn’t deny us?” “What is it, John? Tell me!”
Just then the basket hit the water and the sea began to stream in through the spaces between the reeds. This was the end.
The year is 1887, and the small community of Pleasant View is abuzz over Penelope Pottifer’s serialized romances in the local paper. Since the release of the first volume, the thrilling story has captured the hearts and minds of the entire town— and several towns over!
Each successive edition of the Pleasant View Gazette spins a breathtaking tale of kidnappers, pirates, and forbidden love. Between volumes, however, Pleasant View resident Mary Clarence, the story’s toughest critic, hears a rumor that Penelope Pottifer is not, in fact, the author’s real name. Determined to uncover the mystery, Mary drags her friend Elizabeth Black into a hunt for the elusive author’s true identity. But fiction and reality seem to entwine when along the way, Mary and Liz discover unexpected truths, exciting adventures, and dramatic romances of their own.

GOODREADS | AMAZON

About the Author

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Valerie has a love for stories with happy endings and bright comedy. A native to the California high desert, she now considers Utah her home where she lives with her husband, three children and two chihuahuas. Growing up in a family of seven kids, Valerie learned to embrace her unique creativity and way of looking at the world and hopes it will enrich other’s lives. In 2015 she published two children’s books, Singing Not so Sweetly and Anabelle Loves Babies. She believes writing is the ultimate end-all for creative pursuits because there are no limits to what you can create. A picture may say a thousand words but a novel is usually around seventy-thousand.

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Author Interview

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Guest Post

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Snippet

The first 2 Chapters are available on www.mybookcave.com and Amazon.com, there is also a prequel at www.valerieloveless.info/prequel  that is updated often with new volumes.  

“Good afternoon,” Liz said, startling Mrs. Vohn, who was deeply entrenched in her gazette.

“Oh, Eliza, you startled me! How are you? What can I do for you today? Are you needing to withdraw for your Pa again?” “Liz,” Mary corrected Mrs. Vohn.

“Where?” Mrs. Vohn searched the room with her eyes.

“Please call me Liz, Mrs. Vohn. I’ve never taken to Eliza,” Liz stated.

“I’m sorry, dear. I had no idea. I swear I heard your father call you Eliza.”

“My pa has about a hundred nicknames for me, and he uses them all, all over town. Just about everyone calls me something different. One time he called me Bathsheba, and I had no idea he was talking to me!” Liz sighed. “No matter. I’m not here for my pa. We are here investigating a mystery.” Liz smiled.

“Ooh. What mystery?” Gladys whispered.

“Well,” Mary interjected, “we want to find out who wrote that story you got your nose buried so deep in that we scared the sin out of you just before.”

“Oh, well, how could I help with that?” Mrs. Vohn looked perplexed.

Mary obliged. “Perhaps if you drank less coffee, you would be less prone to fright.”

“No, Mary, with the Gazette,” Liz said, pointing to the copy Mrs. Vohn was still clutching.

Mary nodded and continued. “Mitzy, from the Gazette, said that Mr. Dixon deposits money into an account here for Penelope Pottifer. We were wondering if you could look up her account and tell us where she lives.”

“Well, why don’t you just get the address from Mitzy?” Mrs. Vohn said as though she had solved the whole problem.

“Well, that’s the thing, the stories come to the Gazette in unmarked envelopes. They don’t have a return address!” Mary explained.

Mrs. Vohn was disappointed. “I see. I’m sorry, ladies. I’m not supposed to give out that kind of information, you know. It’s against bank policy. We’ve got to respect our customers’ privacy. Mr. Vohn would be very upset if I told you an address. But I’m dying to know! Oh! What to do . . .” Mrs. Vohn was clearly torn between knowing who Miss Pottifer was and obeying the bank rules. She walked away from the counter toward the back desk, flustered, and then returned back to the counter in a more composed manner. Mary gave Liz a look. Liz interpreted it as meaning that Mary found Mrs. Vohn behaving strange.

“I’ll tell you what,” Mrs. Vohn began. “I know those deposits come on the first of the month or the following day, if it’s a Sunday or bank holiday. Why don’t you come back on the first? Loiter in the lobby a little. Have some of our complimentary tea. I’ll wink at you if and when I’m helping the person that comes and withdraws from the account that Mr. Dixon deposits in. I never paid attention before, but now that I know that is Miss Pottifer’s account, I’m going to pay attention next time!”

“Thank you, Mrs. Vohn,” Mary chimed.

The girls walked out of the bank together, and Liz caught the eye of Peter Latter, the dashingly handsome bank teller with sea green eyes and floppy dark brown hair. She smiled nervously as she passed. He smiled nervously back. Mrs. Vohn put her nose back in page three of the Gazette.

The balloon sank closer and closer to the choppy surface of the inky black ocean. John gently pulled the cord over and over to keep the balloon flying above the water until the flame would no longer light above them. It was inevitable that the balloon would sink and be consumed by the dark, cold hands of the sea. Lavender had no more tears to shed. She held on to John tightly and shivered. John had already offered her his coat, which she took, but it could not keep out the chill of knowing she was about to drown in the depths of the sea.

“John, I’m sorry. I’m sorry we couldn’t be together. I want that exciting life you spoke of, but I also can’t leave my poor father. He would die a thousand deaths if I left him to operate the store alone. You know my mother died, and it broke his heart into a million pieces. I am the glue that holds those pieces together.”

John put a rough hand on Lavender’s petal-soft cheek, “I understand, Lavy. I don’t want you to hurt your father. I want you and him to be happy.”

“It wouldn’t make him happy if I married a mountain man and left town.” Lavender paused, knowing the statement would cut him like a knife. Lavender didn’t much care that John was a mountain man, but she had been through this with her father. He hated the idea. He wanted someone like himself for his precious daughter. Someone who could take care of her, specifically by taking over the store.

“What if I told you there is a way that we could all be happy? That if I were to propose to you, your father couldn’t deny us.”

“What is it, John? Tell me!”

Just then the basket hit the water and the sea began to stream in through the spaces between the reeds. This was the end.

“I cannot read anymore! I can’t!” Sarah Clarence threw the Gazette on the tea table next to the settee, where Mary was arranging flowers on a hat. “Read it! Tell me everything turns out all right!” Sarah shouted at Mary with tears streaming down her face. She shoved the Gazette at her and ran from the room sobbing.

“Oh, good heavens, Sarah!” Mary called after her little sister. “It’s just a bit of fiction!” Mary eyed the paper for a few moments. I wonder what could make Sarah so desperately distraught?

“Fine. I will finish it, for Sarah.” Mary convinced herself knowing full well she was dying to know what could make Sarah so agitated.

She read up to the point Sarah had stopped and could go on no further. A little tear had welled in her eye. How ridiculous she must look, crying over the Gazette featurette. It wasn’t even by a real author!

“Dagum story!” Mary clutched the paper, crumpling it slightly in her tightened fists, wrenching it the same way the literature wrenched her heart.

“Mary! Language!” her mother chastised from in the kitchen.

“Sorry, Ma!” Mary apologized and took a deep breath. Then she wiped the errant tears from her cheeks.

John held on to Lavender in the icy cold water of the ocean. He helped her stay afloat and rest when she could swim no longer. His powerful arms took them miles and miles while she rested on his back as he tried to get her back to shore. But the shore was not even visible anymore.

“How do you know where the shore is? We could be swimming away from it by now or end up in the north country . . . or the south! We could end up on some savage island!”

“I’m following the stars.”

“You surprise me, John! A mountain man that knows how to navigate by the stars also?”

“That is how I got to this country, Lavy. I sailed.”

“John! You’re not from America? I never knew. What else do I not know about you?”

“Much . . .” He was struggling to speak with the exertion of swimming.

“Don’t talk, John. Save your strength.” But Lavender knew he had little strength left, and soon, they would sink together into the cold sea.

A watery grave.

Before all hope was lost, Lavender saw a light bobbing in the distance. John stopped stroking the waves and was doing his best to float and rest.

“John! Look! It’s a ship! A ship, John!” It was coming straight for them. They would be saved. Lavender held John up, renewed with energy at the prospect of being saved and longing to know what it was that John could do so that she and her father could both be happy with her marrying him.

“No. No, Lavy.” John was weak and could barely speak.

“I don’t understand, John. They can save us. HELP! HELP OVER HERE!” The ship had surely spotted them as she heard men calling, “Man overboard!” But there was something strange about their speech. Then a colder shiver shot through her. Colder than the ocean waves in winter. Pirates.

“Oh. Oh, heavens. Sarah! You won’t believe it. I promise they don’t die!” Mary was beside herself. “We are silly to get so worked up over a story. It’s not proper! Good heavens.” She threw the Gazette on the settee and went upstairs to her room for bed.

Review

(Insert review here.)

Giveaway

EPofH Tour Giveaway

​Enter the giveaway HERE.

Giveaway is subject to policies HERE.

Tour Schedule

March 5
Heidi Reads…
March 6
Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen 
March 7
​Stephanie’s Life of Determinations
March 8
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic
March 11
Bookworm Lisa
Reading Is My SuperPower
March 12
Blooming with Books
Kat’s Corner Books
March 13
Emily Yager
March 14
Singing Librarian Books
March 15
Paulette’s Papers

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Helpful Tour Information

1. The tour kit for Enduring Promises of the Heart is now live.
2. The tour landing page will go live 11:30pm MT the night before the tour begins.
3. Have your posts up by 12 noon ET on your assigned day.
4. To help promote, please share posts links on social media sites, such as FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Please tag SLB when possible.  Thank you!

5. For those on Facebook, please also share your post in the team Facebook group.
6. If you are reviewing, please post your review on Goodreads, Amazon, etc. as well as your blog (not required, but greatly appreciated).
7. When your blog post is live, please email me the link so I can update the tour landing page.  Thank you!

Tour Schedule and Assignments

March 4
March 5
Heidi Reads… (Spotlight + Extras: Snippet)
March 6
Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen (Spotlight + Extras: Snippet)
March 7
​Stephanie’s Life of Determinations (Review)
March 8
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic (Spotlight + Extras: Guest Post (you provide the topic))
March 11
Bookworm Lisa (Review + Extras: Snippet)
Reading Is My SuperPower (Spotlight + Extras: Guest Post (you provide the topic))
March 12
Blooming with Books (Review + Extras: Author Interview, Snippet)
Kat’s Corner Books (Review)
March 13
Emily Yager (Review + Extras: Snippet)
March 14
Singing Librarian Books (Spotlight + Extras: Snippet)
March 15
Paulette’s Papers (Spotlight)

A Tip of the Cap Tour Kit

A Tip of the Cap Blog Tour

About the Book

A Tip of the Cap

Series: The London League
Genre:  Adult, Regency, Romance
Publisher: Phase Publishing
Publication date: February 1, 2019

With Cap in hand…
Malcolm Colerain, Earl of Montgomery, needs a wife. He has four children, a peerage, and a demanding secret occupation as a member of the London League; all of which give him a fulfilling life, so a proper marriage of convenience is all he seeks. But when he meets Elizabeth Owens, things begin to change. Distance becomes difficult, convenience becomes rather inconvenient, and his exciting life as a spy turns on its head.
…Love comes to call…
Beth Owens seizes the chance to marry the handsome and striking Earl of Montgomery, marriage of convenience or not. Her heart is his for the taking, and she is determined that he eventually will. But the more she learns about her husband, the more he puzzles her. He has secrets, she is well aware, but just how many and how deeply do they run? And when she finds a few secrets of her own, will they ever have a chance at love?

GOODREADS | AMAZON

The Books in the Series

The Lady and the Gent  A Rogue about Town  A Tip of the Cap

About the Author

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Rebecca Connolly writes romances, both period and contemporary, because she absolutely loves a good love story. She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She started writing them down in elementary school and has never looked back. She currently lives in the Midwest, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | WEBSITE

Guest Post

(Insert guest post here.  This will be emailed seperately.)

Review

(Insert review here.)

Giveaway

ATofC Tour Giveaway

Enter the giveaway HERE.

Giveaway is subject to policies HERE.

Tour Schedule

March 4
Heidi Reads…
Kindle and Me
March 5
Pause for Tales
Leaf’s Reviews
March 6
Emily Yager
Blooming with Books
March 7
Locks, Hooks and Books
Reading Is My SuperPower
March 8
Mindy Houng, Reviewer
Paulette’s Papers
Singing Librarian Books

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Helpful Tour Information

1. The tour kit for A Tip of the Cap is now live.
2. The tour landing page will go live 11:30pm MT the night before the tour begins.
3. Have your posts up by 12 noon ET on your assigned day.
4. To help promote, please share posts links on social media sites, such as FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Please tag SLB when possible.  Thank you!

5. For those on Facebook, please also share your post in the team Facebook group.
6. If you are reviewing, please post your review on Goodreads, Amazon, etc. as well as your blog (not required, but greatly appreciated).
7. When your blog post is live, please email me the link so I can update the tour landing page.  Thank you!

Tour Schedule and Assignments

March 4
Heidi Reads… (Review)
Kindle and Me (Review)
March 5
Pause for Tales (Review)
Leaf’s Reviews (Review)
March 6
Emily Yager (Review + Extras: Guest Post)
Blooming with Books (Review)
March 7
Locks, Hooks and Books (Review)
Reading Is My SuperPower (Review)
March 8
Mindy Houng (Review)
Paulette’s Papers (Spotlight)
Singing Librarian Books ​(Review + Extras: Author Interview, Gust Post)

After the Rain Blog Tour Kit

After the Rain Blog Tour

About the Book

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Series: Sequel to The Last Summer
Genre:  Adult, Christian, Contemporary, Fiction, Inspirational, Romance
Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Publication date: February 4, 2019

Debra Hart is moving on. Maybe. Hopefully. One day.

As a radio show host, Debra spends her mornings as Miss Lonely Heart on air, empathizing with all the broken hearts in the Denver metro area. She spends her evenings watching old musicals and trying not to think about the guy who broke up with her and subsequently fell in love with one of her best friends. Alone in a new city, Debra questions where she belongs and who she is now.

When she stumbles into the indie music scene, Debra meets singer Ben Price. Rock star appeal, with a day job as a worship pastor, Ben is everything Debra wants to avoid. But he’s determined to be her friend, and it so happens she could really use one. Because try as she might, nothing seems to erase the anger and betrayal she feels.

It’s time for a new dream. But how does she start over when she doesn’t even know what she wants anymore?

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About the Author

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Brandy Bruce is a mom to three kids, a wife, a writer, a book editor, and someone who really loves dessert. She and her family make their home in the beautiful state of Virginia.

FACEBOOK | TWITTER | PINTEREST | INSTAGRAM | WEBSITE

Review

Insert review here.

Author Interview

Insert interview here.

10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book

  1.   I love all the connections to rain throughout this book. As a girl from Texas who lived in Colorado for years, I know well the sense of missing the rain, needing the rain. I missed the thunderstorms in Texas while I lived in Colorado. I wanted to share that with Debra, especially for the season of life she’s in—this sense of missing what we don’t have.
  2.   One of the best sources of inspiration when I was working on this book was the song Never Gonna Love Again by Lykke Li. Find it on Spotify or Pandora or Amazon music and turn it up loud. If After the Rain had a soundtrack, this song would be number one.
  3.   I tend to set my books in places that I’m familiar with. Several of the places mentioned in After the Rain are places I have connections to/memories of. The Sixteenth Street Mall in Denver, the rock at Castle Rock, the Denver Zoo, Breckenridge—these are all great Colorado locations where I’ve spent time.
  4.   Debra’s love for theater stems from my own experience of watching musicals with my grandmother. She introduced me to movies with Fred Astaire. A few years ago, I went to the theater district in Denver to see Wicked with my sister, and it was so fun that I knew I wanted to include that setting into a book somehow. Including the quotes for every chapter was one of the most fun aspects of writing this book!
  5.   There’s a crossover character in this book from another series! He’s not actually in the book, but he’s mentioned. Readers of the Romano Family Collection will recognize the name Leonardo Romano. (If you haven’t read that series, I hope you’ll check it out too!)
  6.   I love music so much, but honestly, I’m not very musical. (I think I might be tone deaf. Sad!) I definitely needed help with the musical terms/pieces in this story. A friend of mine, Kollette Decker of Renegade Road, is an amazing singer and the lead singer of a band that’s making a name for itself in the Denver area, and her help with reviewing and offering advice for After the Rain was invaluable.
  7.   One cool thing about writing is drawing from our own life experiences and then creating scenes and even dialog from moments you’ve lived. My own experiences are weaved throughout all my books. Even something as small as a dish I tried at a café. There are too many cases of this to share them all, but one example from After the Rain is the name of the bar/café called Percival’s Island. There was a Percival’s Island bar/café in the town where I went to college, and in my mind, I was recreating that same kind of fun, hipster-but-still-gritty, raucous kind of place, perfect for live music.
  8.   I knew I wanted Debra to see a counselor, and I also knew I wanted that to be as authentic as possible to what that might have looked like. Lucky for me, I’ve got several friends who are amazing counselors! One of them reviewed the book for me early on, specifically looking at the counseling sessions. I didn’t want to move forward until I had her ‘okay’ on the material. I think counseling can make such a difference in people’s lives.
  9.   When I first saw the cover of After the Rain, I had this huge sigh of relief. Because it was perfect. Maybe more perfect than the designer realized! I love the fact that the girl on the cover is dressed all in black. I love that she’s running, because I think of Debra as someone who’s running from life disappointment and also someone who’s started literally running in her life as a good outlet for stress. And I love that the umbrella is off to the side. It’s this sense that she’s already soaked, the umbrella can’t help her now. And it also captures the idea of a woman wanting to feel the rain, needing to feel something.
  10.  The name “Logan Fox” is mentioned in the book. That’s the name of the grandson of some special friends of ours. I remember when I saw that name posted in the baby announcement on Facebook, I loved it and knew I’d use it at some point!

Snippet

Deb, I miss you. I think about you. Just wanted to say it again.

I read the text from Lillian—Lily—Spencer as the elevator doors opened. Then I tucked the phone into my small purse. I walked toward the exit of the condominium building I called home now, catching a glimpse of myself in one of the mirrors on the wall.

This woman—with short hair, ringlets barely brushing my shoulders. Dark colors, chocolate-colored eyeliner—nervous about a simple thing like going to a coffee bar. I didn’t recognize her.

I stopped mid-hallway and leaned against the wall, my heart hurting.

I’m starting all over.

No.

I closed my eyes. I’d cried all the tears already. None were left. But the pain didn’t stop. A reminder of how much I’d loved Luke Andersen. How ready I’d been to link my story to his for forever.

But he’d chosen my friend Sara.

Quiet, lady-like, sophisticated, predictable Sara.

“Debra?”

My eyes opened. Cassidy and Jake, my neighbors, stood in the hallway, looking worried. I must have seemed ill. With one hand, Jake carried a baby car seat, inside it their five-month-old daughter, Gilly, slept soundly.

I pushed myself off the wall. “I’m okay,” I said without eye contact. I walked straight out of the building, to my car, and drove downtown.

Giveaway

ATR Blog Tour Giveaway

Giveaway includes the following:

  • Print copy (or e-copy if they want)
  • Umbrella
  • After the Rain guitar-pick necklace
  • DVD of Grease
  • Beatles quote mug
  • Coffee warmer
  • Earbuds
  • After the Rain bookmark
  • Notepad
  • Candy

​Enter the giveaway HERE.

Giveaway is subject to policies HERE.

Tour Schedule

February 11
Mindy Houng
Remembrancy
Among the Reads
Cover Lover Book Review

February 12
Library Lady’s Kid Lit
Reading Is My SuperPower
The Power of Words

February 13
Book by Book
Paulette’s Papers
The Green Mockingbird

February 14
Jorie Loves A Story
Pause for Tales
Maiden of the Pages

February 15
Wishful Endings
Life is What It’s Called

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Helpful Tour Information

1. The tour kit for After the Rain is now live.
2. The tour landing page will go live 11:30pm MT the night before the tour begins.
3. Have your posts up by 12 noon ET on your assigned day.
4. To help promote, please share posts links on social media sites, such as FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  Please tag SLB when possible.  Thank you!

5. For those on Facebook, please also share your post in the team Facebook group.
6. If you are reviewing, please post your review on Goodreads, Amazon, etc. as well as your blog (not required, but greatly appreciated).
7. When your blog post is live, please email me the link so I can update the tour landing page.  Thank you!

Tour Schedule and Assignments

February 11
Mindy Houng (Review)
Remembrancy (Review + Extras: Snippet)
Among the Reads (Review + Extras: 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book)
Cover Lover Book Review (Review)

February 12
Library Lady’s Kid Lit (Review + Extras: 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book)
Reading Is My SuperPower (Review)
The Power of Words (Review)

February 13
Book by Book (Review + Extras: Snippet)
Paulette’s Papers (Spotlight)
The Green Mockingbird (Review + Extras: Snippet)

February 14
Jorie Loves A Story (Review + Author Interview (limited))
Pause for Tales (Review)
Maiden of the Pages (Spotlight + Extras: 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book)

February 15
Wishful Endings (Review + Extras: Snippet)
Life is What It’s Called (Review + Extras: Author Interview (limited))

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