Thursday, April 24, 2014

HOME RUN by Bernadette Marie ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

In one moment Christian Keller’s life was changed. Now as he picks up the pieces he wonders if he can possibly recoup what he lost.
Victoria Lincoln had a promising future with Christian until an accident took the life of her sister and left her as guardian to her two small children.
Their lives have gone in different directions, but Christian and Victoria’s paths will cross again. It will take a lot of change to pick up where they left off—if either of them can.


Scott reached for her hand and interlaced their fingers. He ran his thumb over hers in the most intimate of gestures and Victoria thought of how sweet they must look—this family dressed in their best, very cozy in Scott’s Lexus.
       
She let the tension roll out of her shoulders.
       
Scott gave her a glance and then turned his eyes back to the road. “So how long did you and Christian Keller date?”
       
The tension was back, but this time it stiffened every muscle in her body. The weight in her stomach was back too and it literally made her sick. She knew she’d tightened the grip she had on Scott’s hand.
       
“What makes you think we dated?”
       
He chuckled and continued to stroke her hand with his thumb. “The way he complimented your dress without looking at it. The grip he used when shaking my hand. The awkwardness you didn’t have with anyone else. Should I go on?”
       
“Please don’t.” She rolled her head to the side to look at him. He was handsome—more rugged than Christian with strong features and a dark complexion. He was a natural in a suit—where she’d seen Christian squirm. There was an athletic build under that Armani and she’d seen it. They’d taken the kids swimming at his condo building last week. It had been the first time she’d been in a swimsuit in over a year, but he hadn’t looked at the scars that riddled her body. He’d made her feel secure in her own skin.
Victoria took a breath. “We dated up until about eight months ago.”
       
He nodded and guilt plagued her.
       
“Okay, we didn’t just date. We were engaged.”


Home Run is available at Amazon
The Keller Family Series:


Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends.  Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter.  At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.
 
In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published.  That year she wrote 12 books.  In 2009  she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born.  In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres.
 
Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events.  She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.  An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she always promises Happily Ever After.
 
5 Prince Publishing: http://www.5princebooks.com/bernadettemarie.html


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Bernadette will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  Be sure to leave your email address with your comment, so you may be contacted if you are chosen the winner.  You can follow Bernadette’s Home Run Blog Tour here.

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23 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me today!!! :)

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    1. You're welcome. I really like all of your covers.

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  2. This excerpt leads me to believe this gets to be rather complicated. I enjoyed the excerpt.

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    1. Haha!!! That makes for a good book, right? :) Thank you for stopping by!

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    2. Hi Jane.

      Thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked the excerpt.

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  3. I'm looking forward to catching up with all of these books.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  4. How totally awkward! Gosh I hate it when my ex-s and current flames meet...The most strange experience ever!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  5. I loved the excerpt and cover! Looks like a great read!

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  6. Thanks for another great excerpt.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  7. My TBR list keeps getting taller!! :)

    kylanma @ yahoo. com

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    1. I know the feeling. There aren't enough FAKE sick days to get all the reading in!!!! Thanks for stopping by.

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