Friday, May 20, 2016

Blurb Blitz w/Excerpt & Giveaway ($50 GC) - A Wedding at Meadows Shore by Eva Charles

 

A Wedding at Meadows Shore

by Eva Charles 

GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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BLURB: 

Meadows Shore is the childhood home of the five Clayton sisters and the six Harrington brothers, the family seat where these irresistible characters gather regularly…or whenever they need the comfort of Portuguese home cooking and the love and wisdom of elder women.  

After Sophie Clayton catches her husband in bed with a young intern, she creates a new life for herself as the executive director of a failing domestic violence agency. It’s the perfect job for a woman born to fix everything. A friend’s broken heart, a tattered agency, a flat tire—she’ll roll up her sleeves and make it as good as new. Sophie rarely encounters anything she can’t fix…until she meets the devastatingly handsome and insufferably arrogant, Max Parker. One of Boston’s most eligible bachelors, he’s never without a stunning young woman on his arm and in his bed. 

When Sophie’s forced to deal with Max, sparks fly, and somewhere in the crossfire of verbal daggers and clever barbs, she discovers his darkest secret.

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EXCERPT: 

“Do you mind if I throw this in the freezer?”  

“Of course not, dear. You may need to move a few things around, but there should be plenty of room. Max, my hands are wet, would you help Sophie get that ice cream into the freezer—the one in the pantry. What flavors did you end up making?”  

Sophie headed toward the pantry off the kitchen. “Coffee for Daniel, vanilla, and mint chocolate chip. I thought they’d all work with chocolate cake.”  

He took the cooler from her. “You made the ice cream?”  

She nodded, opening the freezer.  

“I’m impressed. Mint chip is my favorite.” 

“Really? I would’ve pegged you more as a rocky road kind of guy—dark, with bitter chunks, and nuts—not too smooth.”  

He could only see her back at the moment, but he knew her eyes were twinkling and the corners of her mouth were curved up. He could hear it in her voice.   

He grabbed a piece of ice from the freezer and reached around her, touching the icy half-moon to the hollow of her neck, the sweet spot right where it meets the collarbone. The very spot he wanted to kiss. She jumped, startled by the unexpected cold against her skin, and raised her hand to swat him away.  

“I don’t think so,” he crowed. Letting the ice cube fall to the floor he grabbed both her wrists, holding them while she struggled to get free. He leaned against her, pinning her between his body and the refrigerator door. Even the chill from the open freezer wasn’t enough to cool what was smoldering between them. He could feel her pulse racing, saw her lips part in anticipation. He bent to kiss her, but caught himself just in time, emitting a low growl instead. As much as he wanted it, this wasn’t the time or the place to steal a kiss. 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series that chronicles the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.

After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.  

When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.




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GIVEAWAY: 

Eva Charles will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

30 comments:

  1. What authors do you like to read? What book or books have had a strong influence on you or your writing?

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  2. Thank you for hosting A Wedding at Meadows Shore today! I'll be available for most of the day to answer questions from readers, but my internet access will be spotty at times. I will also leave readers with a question: Some readers of romance novels find insta love unrealistic. Do you believe in love at first sight?

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  3. Hello Mai! My very favorite authors are Doris Kearns Goodwin, Antonia Fraser, Alison Weir, and Robert Starkey, historians who write non-fiction, but they do so in a way that is so vivid it pulls you into the past. They make Roosevelt's white house, the Tudor Court, and Versailles so real you can imagine yourself being swept across the dance floor by some handsome rogue.

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  4. I can't wait to read this one, it sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

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  5. Thanks, Victoria, I'm glad you enjoyed it.Good luck with the contest!

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  6. Thanks, Victoria, I'm glad you enjoyed it.Good luck with the contest!

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  7. It's a fun excerpt!

    --Trix

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  8. Thank you, Rita so happy you enjoyed it!

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  9. Thank you, Rita so happy you enjoyed it!

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  10. I really enjoy the excerpt. It sounds like a great read and I would love to read it. I am entering under the name of Virginia

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  11. I really enjoy the excerpt. It sounds like a great read and I would love to read it. I am entering under the name of Virginia

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  12. Great excerpt! Good luck on the tour and thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  13. Hi Trix! Thank you for stopping by this afternoon, have a great weekend!

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  14. Hello Jane, Thank you for your kind words. Have a lovely weekend!

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  15. Hello Virginia,I'm so pleased you enjoyed the excerpt, I hope you get a chance to read Sophie and Max's story at some point.

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  16. Hi Judy, Thank you for your kind words. The giveaway is my pleasure, good luck!

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  17. Sue--I apologize for the double postings. My internet connection was spotty for a bit this afternoon, and I posted from my cell phone. Big mistake. So sorry!

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  18. Sue, Thank you for letting me interact with readers on your blog today.I hope you have a lovely weekend filled with sunshine!

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  19. Mint chocolate chip is my favorite ice cream. Now I've got a craving!

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  20. I enjoyed the excerpt and am looking forward to reading more. Thank you for sharing!

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  21. Sunday blessings and thanks again for the chance to win

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  22. Happy to be a part of this tour, thank you for sharing!

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  23. Is there anything about A Wedding at Meadow Shores you would change, now that it's out in the wild?

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  24. Nice excerpt looks to be a good read

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