Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Blog Tour Spotlight ~ FOOL FOR LOVE by @SusanLute (+$10 Amazon/BN GC Giveaway)


Alice York lives a nomadic life working as a classic car mechanic so she can follow her dream of painting landscapes. Then she breaks down in Sellwood and takes a temporary job with sexy Zach Barret, but getting drawn into this single dad's delightful family is not on the menu.

Zach Barret has two priorities – be the best dad he can to his twelve-year-old daughter and keep Martha's Elder House running without hiccups, a challenge at the best of times since his granddad persists on chasing off the hired help.

When a gypsy caravan-style truck breaks down at Martha's curbside, the last thing Zach needs is an impulsive pixie rocking his boat. The more determined he is to stay away from the free-spirited, green-eyed nomad, the more he finds one kiss is not enough. Uncovering her secrets in paintings of empty swings and merry-go-rounds puts a new priority in the top spot on his short list. Can he convince this stunning woman to park her truck permanently in his drive?

Zach turned his attention to Alice. Unfortunately he hadn't put his best foot forward when he'd first encountered the foxy owner of the Ford. “Where were you headed when your fuel pump gave out?”
“Longview, Washington. Got a job there.”
“What kind of job, if you don't mind me asking?”
“I don't mind.” She nestled her chin in the palm of her hand, the sparkle in her eyes snapping with wry humor. “I work on classic cars.”
Remembering his first sight of her, he asked, “You're a mechanic?”
“Does that surprise you?”
The subtle scent of vanilla coming from her side of the table sent rational thought on a long hike in the opposite direction from practical reason. It was a good thing he was a grown man who had the power to stand up to steamy distractions.
“No.” The stranger his granddad and Lucy had invited to stay in their basement, who said she slept in her truck when it broke down, could be anything from a burglar to a most wanted criminal.
Stunning green eyes studied him. The punch to his gut wasn't that unpleasant.
Everything about the woman, the cut of her short, wispy, strawberry-blonde hair, the flowery dress that snuggled close to curves he couldn't help noticing, the energetic wave of slender hands when she talked with Lucy, all suggested an impulsive pixie who liked rocking the boat. He didn't like his boat rocked.

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Susan is an award winning, multi-published traditional and Indie author. Her debut novel, Oops…We’re Married? was a Reader’s Choice nominee and Holt Medallion Finalist. She describes herself first and foremost as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, dreamer, and novelist. An ardent student of human nature who loves ancient history and myth, she didn't grow up planning to be a writer. That didn’t come until much later, after her first publication – a little known article for Listen Magazine titled, Jessie’s Choice.
Other things you should know: Susan is the oldest child of a military family. She’s traveled to many places over the years, but has never been to Ireland, Paris, or Crete, an omission she hopes to someday correct. Her favorite places in the world are New York City, Sedona (Arizona), Ouray (Colorado), and Bath (England). And she believes the best things in life come in unexpected packages. She writes whenever she can. In between she works as a Registered Nurse, reads, gardens, takes lots of photos, travels whenever the opportunity arises, and remodels her house. She LOVES dragons. Currently she’s working on the next novel in her Dragonkind Chronicles, and dreaming up a new contemporary romance.

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22 comments:

  1. Adding this book to my wish list , looks good ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Kathy.

      Thank you for stopping by and checking out the book. After you read it, please stop back by and let me know what you thought of it.

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  2. The excerpt was amazing! This sounds like a fascinating book! Thank you for the great post and contest!

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    1. Hi Betty.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      I'm glad you liked the excerpt.

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  3. Thanks Kathy! It was a fun story to write. I'm working on book 3 now and having a blast with it :P

    Betty! Yay! One of my most fav characters is the apple-green 1955 Ford truck, lol.

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    1. Hi Susan,

      That's for stopping by and responding to the ladies.

      I tried looking for an email to ask you a question about the book. I was wondering if you could tell me about the book cover. It says, "Novellas for busy lives. Two authors. Same town. Different Stories." What does that mean exactly?

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    2. Okay, the third time has got to be the charm, right? Apparently, I'm kind of challenged this morning. So my previous responses where more eloquent, lol. This one is going to be short and sweet :) My friend, and author, Darla Luke and I were in New Orleans last year at the Romantic Times Convention, sitting on a park bench along the Mississippi River, wondering if we could come up with a project we could work on together. The Sellwood Novellas are the result of that musing. We both work crazy day jobs, don't have enough time to read, and sometimes scant time to write. So...novellas...for busy readers...we each write a book...they are all set in Sellwood, Oregon. And they will be about different characters, rather than a serial of the same hero and heroine. A Fool For Love is Book One. Darla's, All Of You is Book Two (she's almost done with it, so watch for it to come out this summer), Book Three is my, Sealed With A Kiss. I'm aiming for a September/October pub date. She has the even books. I have the odd...lol, that sounds funny doesn't it?

      Oh, and you can always reach me at Susan @ susanlute . com (without the spaces).

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    3. Okay. I get it now. Thank you. I swear, I was scratching my head trying to figure it out.

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  4. What a cute cover. The blurb sounds great, I love how more authors seem to be using females in less traditional roles like mechanics. Adding this to my TBR list!

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    1. Hi Ada. Thank you for stopping by. Kim has a great site here :) I particularly love role reversal stories. It's fun to read something unexpected, don't you think?

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    2. Hey Ada!!!

      Thanks for stopping by and checking out the book. I'm amazed I know how to change oil in my car. Not that I have, but still.

      Thank you so much Susan.

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  5. Great excerpt! Sounds like a great read! Love that cover!

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    1. Hi Brenda :) My cover designer does a terrific job. This is one of my favorites. If you get a chance, check out The London Affair. Now, there's a cover. I'd be curious to find out which one you like better :)

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    2. Thanks for stopping by Brenda. I'm glad you liked the excerpt. You're right, the cover is great. I have to admit, it's the first thing that caught my attention. Oh my GOSH Brenda!!!! The cover for The London Affair is beautiful. I love the way the lady and the umbrella stand out.

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  6. Amazing excerpt! I am liking the book more and more! Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the book Ree Dee. If you pick it up, I hope you come back and let me know what you though of it.

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  7. Hi Ree :) My sister's name is Marie. I always call her Rie. So glad you're liking the excerpts. There is so much I loved about writing and publishing this book. One of them was picking out the excerpts for the tour.

    You all have been great! Thank you, Kim!

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    1. You're welcome. I can't imagine how hard it is for authors to pick out excerpts. Bloggers get like 2-4 to choose from. I ALWAYS have a hard time. I've actually HAD to buy a book, because an excerpt had me soooo into the book once. Okay, maybe a couple of time.

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  8. Great excerpt, will keep an eye out for this book!

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    1. Hi Anita.

      I'm thinking this is a book I'm going to have to check out too. Thanks for stopping by.

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