NY Times Bestselling author Brenda Novak
Welcome to Day 2 of my Blog Tour!
Did everyone find the gold mining related item in my previous blog? I hope so, because you’ll want to keep your score card current to win your Whiskey Creek package!* If you’re new, visit www.brendanovak.com to read a set of simple directions, your own score card and my itinerary so that you can join the fun and win, too. Everyone wins who follows the fun!
In my new contemporary series, readers are introduced to a tightknit clique that grew up together in the small town of Whiskey Creek, a place founded in the gold rush. Although Whiskey Creek is a fictional setting, it’s modeled after many of the real gold country towns near where I live. Western boardwalks still connect the buildings in the center of town. There are two Victorians that have been turned into Bed & Breakfasts. There’s a diner called Just Like Mom’s that serves good old comfort food (you can order the most delicious cookies from Just Like Mom’s on my website), an old-fashioned ice cream parlor that caters to tourists, a saloon-style bar where the locals hang out and an old-fashioned hardware store which sells gold-panning equipment. In ways, it feels like the town that time forgot—but it’s the type of place where I would dearly love to live.
Gail DeMarco is the heroine of WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES, a recent finalist in the National Reader’s Choice Award and the Bookseller’s Best Award. She was eager to leave her small town roots for the big city, where she planned to make a name for herself. So she started her PR firm in Los Angeles and accumulated a roster of A-list clients, including the biggest box office hit of all—sexy and unpredictable Simon O'Neal. But Simon, who's just been through a turbulent divorce, is so busy self-destructing he won't listen to anything she says. She drops him from her list—and he retaliates by taking the rest of her clients with him. Desperate to save her company, Gail has to humble herself by making a deal with Simon. The one thing he wants is custody of his son, but that's going to require a whole new image. He needs to marry some squeaky-clean girl who'll drag him off to some small, obscure place like Whiskey Creek…and guess who gets the job!
If you’d like to learn more about Gail and how she works out her differences with Simon, this book is currently on sale for only $1.99 in digital. http://amzn.to/1azMxmX
WHISKEY CREEK SERIES:
WHEN WE TOUCH (Digital prequel novella)
Book #1 - WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES
Book #2 - WHEN SNOW FALLS
Book #3 - WHEN SUMMER COMES
Book #4 - HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK (Coming out now!)
Book #5 - TAKE ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (To be released October 29, 2013)
Book #6 - COME HOME TO ME (To be released April 2014)
With many more on the way!
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*Prize consists of a mug from Black Gold Coffee (fictional coffee shop in my series where the group of friends who people these stories meet every Friday), a black Amos Auto Body T-shirt (Dylan’s fictional auto body shop), a free digital download of WHEN WE TOUCH (the prequel novella that kicks off the series), and autographed Whiskey Creek poster and autographed cover cards for all the Whiskey Creek books released so far!
by Brenda Novak
Sometimes home is the refuge you need—and sometimes it isn't....
Adelaide Davies, who's been living in Sacramento, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once called home. She's there to take care of her aging grandmother and to help with Gran's restaurant, Just Like Mom's. But Adelaide isn't happy to be back. There are too many people here she'd rather avoid, people who were involved in that terrible June night fifteen years ago.
Ever since the graduation party that changed her life, she's wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible—men now—are punished. But she can't, not without revealing an even darker secret. So it's better to pretend….
Noah Rackham, popular, attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide won't have anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very presence reminds her of something she'd rather forget. He only knows that he's finally met a woman he could love.
HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK:
WHEN WE TOUCH: http://amzn.to/16TGR2W
WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES: http://amzn.to/19czE4e
WHEN SNOW FALLS: http://amzn.to/1b4ETEE
WHEN SUMMER COMES: http://amzn.to/13QA8Vo
Meet Author Brenda Novak:
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of more than forty-five books. A three-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May at www.brendanovak.com (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised over $2 million. Brenda has a brand new small-town contemporary series out. Come meet the long-time friends who have made Whiskey Creek the “Heart of Gold Country,” with WHEN WE TOUCH (prequel novella), WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES (Book #1), WHEN SNOW FALLS (Book #2), WHEN SUMMER COMES (Book #3), HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK (Book #4) and TAKE ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (Book #6 due out October 29, 2013).
Follow the directions in each of Brenda’s posts along the tour. Keep track of your answers because at the end of the tour, you’ll be asked to submit them. Perfect “Character Mining Score Cards” will get a fabulous Whiskey Creek package! Full Tour Giveaway details can be found at http://brendanovak.com (as well as the “Character Mining Score Cards”) This contest is open to all US & Canada residents of the age of majority. Please see full Terms & Conditions at http://events.litconnect.com/virtual-book-tour-home-to-whiskey-creek-by-brenda-novak/
July 29: (un)Conventional Bookviews
July 30: Just Contemporary Romance
July 31: Herding Cats & Burning Soup
August 1: Books and Things
August 2: The Caffeinated Reviewer
August 5: Novel Reflections
August 6: Harlequin Junkie
August 7: Ramblings From This Chick
August 8: Enticed by Books
August 9: The Book Whore
OR, go to the following link to access direct links to each daily stop and find full giveaway Terms.