Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Win a $25 GC: Falling for Sarah by Cate Beauman


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Cate will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Widow Sarah Johnson struggled to pick up the pieces after her life was ripped apart. After two years of grieving, she's found contentment in her thriving business as photographer to Hollywood's A-list and in raising her angel-faced daughter, Kylee... until bodyguard and long-time friend Ethan Cooke changes everything with a searing moonlight kiss.

Sarah's world turns upside down as she struggles with her unexpected attraction to Ethan and the guilt of betraying her husband's memory. But when blue roses and disturbing notes start appearing on her doorstep, she has no choice but to lean on Ethan as he fights to save her from a stalker that won't stop until he has what he prizes most.

Enjoy an exclusive excerpt:

“Shh, shh, shh, it’s okay, kid. I’m trying my best here. You’re all right.” He moved the wipes over the baby’s bottom. “This stuff’s like cement. Man, I’d rather be in an alley with three UZIs pointed at my head.” With Kylee’s tiny baby butt clean, he clumsily placed the new diaper under her and swore again when he realized the tapes faced her stomach. Her legs moved about in her outrage, making it hard to flip the diaper around. “You’re not exactly helping me out, kiddo.” He adjusted the diaper and fastened the tapes.

“There.” He buttoned the onesie, muttering a curse when he mismatched the snaps. “Screw the pink outfit. This will have to do. You’re worked up. I’m worked up.” He placed his hand under Kylee’s neck and head, scooping her bottom up with the other, like he’d seen Sarah do earlier. Kylee’s cheek rested against his heart, and her cries turned to whimpers, then stopped altogether.

“There you go, sweetheart. That was pretty awful, huh? I don’t know about you, but I think I’m going to have nightmares for weeks.” He walked to the rocking chair with Kylee and sat down, sliding his palm along the peach fuzz on her head as he moved the chair back and forth. “I think I was about to cry myself, but let’s keep that between us, okay?”

“Here you are.” Sarah peeked in the room with her mass of blonde hair twisted up in a towel on top of her head. Her face was left unframed, showcasing big, exotic eyes, high cheekbones, and a lush Cupid’s bow mouth that smiled until she zeroed in on the mess on the changing table. “I see Kylee needed a change.”

“Don’t even ask. It was exhausting and traumatic for both of us.”

About the Author:
International bestselling author Cate Beauman is known for her full-length, action-packed romantic suspense series, The Bodyguards of L.A. County. Her novels have been nominated for the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, National Indie Excellence Award, Golden Quill Award, Writers Touch Award, and have been named Readers Favorite Five Star books. In 2015, JUSTICE FOR ABBY was selected as the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Gold Medalist, while SAVING SOPHIE took the Silver Medal. SAVING SOPHIE was also selected as the 2015 Readers Crown Award winner for Romantic Suspense and FALLING FOR SARAH received the silver medal for the 2014 Readers' Favorite Awards.

Cate makes her home in North Carolina with her husband, two boys, and their St. Bernards, Bear and Jack. Currently Cate is working on Deceiving Bella, the eleventh novel in her popular Bodyguards series.

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11 comments:

Nikolina said...

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

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Peggy Hyndman said...

Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

James Robert said...

Good afternoon! I am appreciate of you giving us the opportunity to win this giveaway, thank you

Rita said...

I enjoyed the post.

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

MomJane said...

Giggled a little as I read the excerpt. It was really fun. I loved the idea behind the story too.

Dawn said...

Cute excerpt! Thanks for sharing!

Ally Swanson said...

I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read. Looking forward to checking out this book.

Bea LaRocca said...

HaHa! Loved the excerpt!

Cate Beauman said...

Thank you everyone! This is such a busy blog - a wonderful place to visit!

And yes Peggy, I do have battles with writing block. It can be such a scary and anxiety filled experience. I battle through by taking breaks when I feel overwhelmed and distracting my mind. Typically I bake something ultra chocolaty and delicious!