Monday, April 22, 2013

The Promise of Paradise Blog Tour & Giveaway

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Harvard grad Ashton Kirk is headed for a promising law career when scandal breaks apart her family.  To escape, she changes her name and rents an apartment in the small town of Paradise, New Hampshire, where no one knows who she is.
 
Ash hopes for solitude, but all bets are off when Eddie West, the town’s most eligible bachelor, moves in downstairs.  The sexy auto mechanic loves his women and his cars shiny, sleek, and fast, and when he meets his new housemate, he wastes no time getting friendly.  But Eddie is nursing his own recent loss, and the last thing he wants to do is let someone new into his life or his heart.
 
Can two people from different worlds find common ground and a place to fall in love?  Or will Ashton’s past and Eddie’s scars keep them apart just as summer heat brings them together?  Is it possible to find your soulmate in the place you least expect?


Near the curb, engine still running and rock music bellowing from the speakers, idled a red pickup truck.  White and yellow flames danced along both sides.  Bending over the tailgate was a broad, bare, definitely male back.  Yow.  No wonder Jen looked like she was about to start drooling.  Even one floor up, Ash could trace the outline of nearly every muscle in his arms and back.  A bright red and yellow king cobra tattoo curled around his left triceps.  Wavy brown hair fell across the sides of his face.  His jeans, faded in all the right places, sat low on his hips.  Ash squinted harder and ran one hand over her hair.

Oh God.  They still make men who look like that?

“Turn around, please,” Jen commanded under her breath.  As if he’d heard her, he straightened up, biceps flexing as he hauled two large boxes from the back of the truck and turned up into the sidewalk.  Her sidewalk.  He looked up, and Ash’s heart dove into her stomach.  A neatly trimmed goatee underscored a crooked nose.  He flashed a smile and winked.

“Hey,” he called up.  “You live here?”

Jen nodded and jabbed a thumb in Ash’s direction.  “She does.”

“I’m Eddie West.  Movin’ in today.”  It was hard to hear him over the noise of the truck’s humming engine and the music.  Ash watched his mouth move instead.

“Need any help?” Jen asked.

Eddie shook his head.  “Nah. I’ve just got a couple of boxes to bring in.  The rest is coming tomorrow.  But thanks.”  He continued up the sidewalk.

Jen cupped her hands around her mouth and yelled down.  “Come up later, if you want.”

Ash elbowed her.  “What are you doing?”

Eddie backpedaled and nodded, grinning wider.  As he disappeared from their view, the heavy front door creaked open and, after a few seconds, thudded shut behind him.

Jen straightened up.  “See? I told you he’d be good-looking.”  She rolled her eyes.  “He’s beyond good-looking, Ash.”  She fell back against the railing, hands to heart in a dramatic pantomime.  “He’s perfect.”

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Allie Boniface is a small-town girl at heart who's traveled around the world and still finds that the magic and the mystery of small towns make them the best places to fall in love and find adventure. From the New England coast to Rocky Mountain hotels to tiny European bars, she's found more character and plot inspirations than she could ever count. Currently, she's lucky enough to live in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley with her own "Hometown Hero," a guy who can fix, build, drive, and grill anything and is the epitome of the strong and silent type.

When she isn't writing love stories, Allie is a full-time high school English teacher who gets a kick out of helping her teenagers negotiate the ups and downs of writing along with the ups and downs of life (because, really, she's still trying to do the same thing!). And while she'll continue to travel far and wide, Allie knows there's really nothing like coming back to the place where the people who have known you forever welcome you home with open arms.


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Click HERE to be taken to Allie’s interview with Eddie and Ashton.


Allie will be awarding a $10 Amazon OR B&N Gift Card AND an e-copy of any of her backlist books (winner's choice) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  Comment below to enter.  To increase your chances, follow the tour and leave comments at Allie’s other stops.

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24 comments:

  1. It sounds like a really good story, I believe opposites can attract as long as you eventually find some common ground in the middle

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. It does sound like a good story. You're right, opposites can attract and be good together if they find common ground. Sometimes those differences are what helps the relationship.

      Thanks for stopping by Shannon.

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  2. Thanks for hosting me today! I loved letting those two take over the post ;)

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    1. I LOVED it!!!!! I so want to read the book. I can hear the humor between them. Yes, I said that like they're reall people.

      Thanks Allie.

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  3. This looks great! Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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    1. I totally agree.

      Thanks for stopping by Meghan!

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  4. I am in love with this cover and it sounds like a great story!!

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It is a nice cover. I can't wait to read the book.

      Thank you for stopping by.

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  5. Great excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. That was one of my favorite excerpts from my selection. I like to think he hard them talking the entire time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. So glad you are part of this book tour. I have this book on my TBRs & did enter on another blog, but I know I can leave more comments.

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

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    1. Thanks for following the tour. The more you comment the better your chances of winnig are.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Great excerpt, and the cover is pretty!

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    1. Thanks Amanda.

      That was one of my favorite excerpts to choose from. The cover is really pretty.

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  8. Another amazing book for the TBR list.

    heather{at}coulter{dot}gmail{dot}com

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    1. I have this one. I can't wait to read it.

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    1. Hi Dayna,

      Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Thanks for having me Kim :) As I posted before, I love your layout! I am not trying to promote my site but if you have time to swing by and let me know what you think of my brand new families (hubby, daugher & myself) blog, I would really appreciate it! Thanks! Have a good evening! www.LazyDay.Ca

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    3. Thanks again.

      When you said family, I didn't realize your meant your FAMILY. That's pretty cool.

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  10. I am fairly new to the genre in which you write, but really do want to read more of it and I do find your novel very interesting. I think that the cover gave me the incentive to look deeper into reading the book too.
    Would love to win the giveaway as added incentive to begin checking into this genre even more. Thank you for the giveaway.

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