Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Win a $50 GC: Petite Madeleine by Eva Charles


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Eva Charles will be awarding $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner for the other stops on the tour.
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The Claytons and Harringtons are back!

Drew Harrington loves baseball, drumming and Cassie Anteros, although not necessarily in that order. After his parents die, Drew finds comfort in all the wrong places, until Cassie discovers him passed out, facedown, in his own vomit.


 Cassie Anteros is a big-hearted, sheltered princess who Drew abandons when he leaves school to get himself together. After graduation, with an Ivy League degree in hand and years of grooming behind her, Cassie is well-positioned to take over her father’s Wall Street firm, but a lump in her left breast sets her life on a different path.


Now eight years later, he’s the very sexy general manager of the Boston Blues baseball team, and she’s an award-winning baker in Baltimore. When the two come face-to-face, the earth trembles under their feet, threatening to swallow them whole. She still owns a piece of his soul, and he lives-on in her heart, but is that enough for Drew and Cassie to get a second chance at love, or has time and suffering already sealed their fate?


Enjoy an excerpt:

The waitress brought a dish of plump dumplings with golden, crispy skins. “These little suckers are amazing. Close your eyes,” he said carefully lifting the plumpest dumpling off the plate with chopsticks, and giving it a quick dunk in the sauce.

“Close my eyes?”

“Yeah. Everything’s better with your eyes closed. Your sense of smell, and all the sensations on your tongue, will be heightened.”

She leaned toward him, resting a hand on his thigh. “Are we talking about dumplings? Because I remember that you liked me to keep my eyes open.”

His groan sent a shudder, a powerful surge through him that nearly dislodged the dumpling from the chopsticks and sent it toppling into her lap.

His Adam’s apple bobbed, and he leaned closer to her. “We’ll try it both ways, first with your eyes open so I can watch you come apart, and then you’ll close them, and I’ll use my imagination when you begin to tumble…” He leaned in even closer. “But I’m not sure if I can trust you not to peek, we may need a blindfold to keep you honest.”

She gulped softly, and a small moan escaped from her lips.

He smiled. “Just remember, I’m not the one who keeps steering the conversation in that direction. Now close ‘em,” he commanded, bringing the succulent morsel to her mouth.

About the Author:
Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series chronicling 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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22 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

clojo9372 said...

Did you always want to be a writer?

Lisa Brown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Eva Charles said...

Good morning, and thank you for hosting! I'll be around for most of today to answer any questions readers might have. Because Petite Madeleine is a second-chance-at-love story, Cassie and Drew share some of their favorite memories of each other in the book. Did you make a favorite memory this past summer? Big or small, one that will make you smile when you're shivering this winter?

Eva Charles said...

Hello Clojo! I've always loved reading, and I've worked in jobs all my life that required lots of writing, non-fiction writing. But we moved two years ago, and I found myself with a lot of time on my hands. A close friend encouraged me to write a book about my experiences growing up in a large ethnic family. While I didn't feel qualified to write a serious memoir,(who would read it???), the idea stuck with me, and I wrote a romance novel, that is now a series. The Meadows Shore series is about a large, close-knit Portuguese family.

Eva Charles said...

Hi Lisa! Thank you, I'm very excited about the tour and so happy you're following it! Good luck on the giveaway, and please keep an eye on my facebook page, I'll be announcing take-overs where there will be other opportunities to win prizes.

Bea LaRocca said...

Sounds like a great read! Thanks so much for sharing your words with us and for the Generous Giveaway! Best of luck to you with the remainder of the tour!

amy linderman said...

can't wait to read this! thanks for the giveaway. Amy (Guillaume) Linderman

Eva Charles said...

Hello Bea, Thank you for your kind words! The giveaway is my pleasure, it's a fun way to kick-off a book's release. Good luck with the giveaway!

Eva Charles said...

Hi Amy, There will be plenty of chances to win a free copy of the book in the next few weeks, including this evening--keep an eye on my facebook page!

Sherry said...

Sounds like a very good book. What's the hardest part of writing a book for you?

Eva Charles said...

Hi Sherry, The hardest part of writing a book for me is usually the middle. Beginning is easy. I'm a pantser, so I usually let the main characters lead me through their story. But the middle can be difficult, the characters and I sometimes "fight" about where the story should go. In the end they usually win, because it's their story after-all. The other very difficult thing for me is when writing a character with an illness or one who has experienced trauma. The heroine in Petite Madeleine is a breast cancer survivor, and I worried a lot about telling her story in a way that honors and respects all survivors. This proved to be very difficult, because every survivor has unique experiences, and a unique story.

168d7130-34d4-11e2-91ad-000bcdcb5194 said...

Their chemistry is palpable already!

--Trix

Rita said...

Sounds like a great read.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post - thanks for sharing the excerpt :)

Eva Charles said...

Hi Trix--You're right, Cassie and Drew have great chemistry. I think they were destined for a HEA.

Eva Charles said...

Hello Rita, Thank you! There will be lots of opportunities to win a copy, keep your eyes on my facebook page.

Eva Charles said...

Victoria, you're very welcome! Thank you for following the tour!

Bridgett wilbur said...

I would really enjoy reading this book.

Eva Charles said...

Hello Bridgett, I'm so happy the book sounds like something you'd like! Keep an eye on my facebook page for an opportunity to win a copy--there might be something going on tonight at 8 EST!

Eva Charles said...

Judy, Thank you so much for letting me hang-out on your blog and chat with readers today. I hope the rest of your week is filled with warmth and sunshine!

Nikolina said...

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