Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Blurb Blitz w/Giveaway - Once in a Lifetime by Jayne Nichols



Once in a Lifetime

by Jayne Nichols 

GENRE: Contemprorary Romance 

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BLURB: 

Is it possible for a poor hash-house waitress to find love with a wealthy Irish horse breeder?  Not as long as he thinks she conned his father into leaving her his cottage on the island of Inish Mor in the Aran Islands.  To prove his assumption false, Samantha St. John sells her new inheritance to Kieran McDade for one Euro, receives his thank-you kiss on her cheek, and bids him farewell.

Never expecting to see him again, she is surprised to receive his invitation and a plane ticket to Ireland.  He’s had second thoughts and offers Samantha a holiday at his home on FastTrack Farm where she charms not only his race horse, but Kieran himself.  For Samantha, it is like a fairy tale, complete with a wicked witch, an elegant ball, and a horse race that could decide whether her Cinderella story will have a happy ending.
 

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EXCERPT: 

Kieran watched Samantha approach Niall, leading the filly.  What on earth was she doing?  He needed Lifetime to concentrate on the goal.  Now was not the time for distractions.  The stallion shook his head, pranced in a circle calling to the filly.  She answered.  Much to Kieran’s surprise, Lifetime cantered eagerly to his place at the starting pole.  At Niall’s signal, he gave the horse his head and went along for the ride.  Very little urging was needed at the curve.  All out seemed to be the only speed in Lifetime’s current repertoire.
 

Niall’s face was all smiles as Kieran approached him.  He held up his stop watch.  “He runs like that in the Derby, he’ll break the record.”
 

Kieran dismounted, still so dumbfounded, he couldn’t find his voice.  He walked the stallion toward Samantha.  She waved.  The horse whinnied.  Maid of Honor responded.
 

She patted Lifetime’s neck.  “He did good, didn’t he?”
 

Kieran nodded, staring at her.  He smiled, cleared his throat.  “Very good.”
 

A grin lit her face.  “Well, my dad used to say there wasn’t a male, man or beast, that wouldn’t perform at his best with a lady watching.”
 

Kieran stroked the stallion’s nose.  “We are such predictable creatures, aren’t we?” 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Growing up, I wrote a few things for school—reports and a few creative writing projects for English class—but never really thought about writing novels until after I married my David.  Even then, what little writing I did leaned toward Mystery.  I didn’t discover Romance until my husband and I traveled to Greece.  It was hot—I mean really hot—and we ducked inside the Athens Hilton to bask in their air conditioned gift shop.  I was looking at a rack of paperback books and picked up one entitled Born in Fire by someone named Sarah Hardesty.  I stayed in our air-conditioned hotel room for two days reading that novel nearly non-stop and decided then and there what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.  I wanted to write Romance.  It wasn’t until I was back home and hunting through a Barnes and Noble for more books by Sarah Hardesty that I learned the author was actually Nora Roberts.  Truthfully, I had never heard of her.  I know who she is now.  And who knows, maybe someday, she will have heard of me. 

As Jayne Nichols, I write contemporary romance (Wish Fulfilled Series) and romantic suspense (Madrona Point Series), and I love every minute of it.
 

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Buy Links for ONCE IN A LIFETIME:
 
Amazon   B&N    Kobo   iBooks   ARe   CreateSpace


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GIVEAWAY: 

Jayne Nichols will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 
 
 

26 comments:

  1. Good luck with the release!

    --Trix

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    1. Thank you, Trix. And good luck to you in the drawing. Jayne

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  2. Sue, thank you so much for hosting me today. Jayne

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  3. I liked the excerpt. Sounds like a great read.

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  4. Sounds like a lovely story! Thanks for sharing the excerpt ;)

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    1. You're very welcome, Victoria. I'm glad you stopped by. Jayne

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  5. Loved the blurb and excerpt. I also liked reading Nora Roberts.
    Jennifer Rote

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer, I love them, too. Nora was an inspiration to a lot of authors. Jayne

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt and your bio, Jayne!

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    1. Hi Mary,I'm so delighted you could stop by again. Jayne

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  7. Congratulations on your book's release, I enjoyed the excerpt! Good luck with the tour & thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Thank you so much, Judy. Good luck to you in the drawing. Jayne

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  8. What a fun excerpt. I loved it.

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    1. Yes, MomJane, Samantha can be pretty quick with her comebacks. Thank you for stopping by. Jayne

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  9. Congratulations on your book's release, I enjoyed the excerpt! Good luck with the tour & thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Judy, looks like you did what I did on one of the other tour sites. Saying something so nice twice deserves a double thank you! Good luck in the giveaway. Jayne

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  10. I'm currently struggling with a nasty flu bug and will be on my way to the doctor soon. In case I don't get back later to comment today, I want to thank you all for joining me on this leg of the tour. Please go ahead and leave a comment, ask a question, or just say Hi, and I'll answer you asap. I wish each of you luck in the drawing. A special thank you to Sue for hosting me today. Jayne

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  11. Loved this book and recommend it highly.

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  12. What a great excerpt, thank you for sharing--Once in a Lifetime sounds like a lovely book! Jayne, I hope that you are soon feeling better! I just recently recuperated and it's pretty rough.

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  13. Enjoyed the excerpt Thanks for sharing

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  14. I just love the book cover, it’s amazing!

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  15. I just love this excerpt! Thank you.

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  16. I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such a fun and interesting read! Looking forward to reading this book!

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