Friday, December 4, 2015

Spotlight w/Giveaway - Winter Oranges by Marie Sexton

Winter Oranges
by Marie Sexton

About the Book: 

Jason Walker is a child star turned teen heartthrob turned reluctant B-movie regular who’s sick of his failing career. So he gives up Hollywood for northern Idaho, far away from the press, the drama of LA, and the best friend he’s secretly been in love with for years.

There’s only one problem with his new life: a strange young man only he can see is haunting his guesthouse. Except Benjamin Ward isn’t a ghost. He’s a man caught out of time, trapped since the Civil War in a magical prison where he can only watch the lives of those around him. He’s also sweet, funny, and cute as hell, with an affinity for cheesy ’80s TV shows. And he’s thrilled to finally have someone to talk to. 

But Jason quickly discovers that spending all his time with a man nobody else can see or hear isn’t without its problems—especially when the tabloids find him again and make him front-page news. The local sheriff thinks he’s on drugs, and his best friend thinks he’s crazy. But Jason knows he hasn’t lost his mind. Too bad he can’t say the same thing about his heart.


Winter Oranges is one of Riptide's 2015 charity titles. 

Twenty percent of the proceeds from this title will be donated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center. 

Founded in 1996, the GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, they operate two national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline and the GLBT National Youth Talkline, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that help both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more. 

To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit their website:


About the Author: 

Marie Sexton lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other. In particular, she loves the Denver Broncos and enjoys going to the games with her husband. Her imaginary friends often tag along. 

Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity. She loves them anyway.

Connect with Marie: 


·Twitter: @MarieSexton


To celebrate the release of Winter Oranges, Marie Sexton is giving away two titles from her backlist and a $50 Amazon gift card!
Your first comment at each stop on this tour enters you in the drawing. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 5, 2015.
Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. Entries. Follow the tour for more opportunities to enter the giveaway!
Don’t forget to leave your email or method of contact so Riptide can reach you if you win!


  1. Happy to make another stop on the Winter Oranges tour!

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  2. Thanks for the post and participating in the tour. I look forward to reading Winter Oranges.


  3. Sounds like an interesting read.

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  5. Thanks for the tour!

  6. The book sounds so good, I enjoying reading about Ghosts they are so intriguing I'm looking forward to reading the book.


  7. Thank you for this great tour and giveaway! I just began reading the book and love it!

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  8. I enjoyed reading the book description. This book sounds like such a fun and interesting read! Thanks - allyswanson at hotmail dot com.

  9. Congrats on the new release! It sounds like a great read.

  10. Congratulations on the new book!
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  11. An interesting story line.


  12. I've really enjoyed this tour! Thanks!
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  13. sounds interesting

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  14. Sounds great!
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  15. Enjoying the tour! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  16. Thank you for the great tour. It's been enjoyable.
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  17. Wonderful Christmas story. I loved it.
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  18. I have always been fascinated with how authors create a situation for the two main characters to be together when one is a ghost. I like how Marie handled this.