Monday, January 21, 2019

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Winner Takes All (Warriors of the Heart #4) by Laurie Winter

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Welcome to my stop on the book blitz for Winner Takes All by Laurie Winter. This book blitz is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you. There's also a tour wide giveaway at the bottom of this post. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops participating in the blitz here for other excerpts and reviews. Enjoy!
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Winner Takes AllTitle: Winner Takes All 
Series: (Warriors of the Heart #4)
Author: Laurie Winter
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 21 January 2019
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Storm Thompson wants to be anywhere but Liberty Ridge. Especially since his hometown also contains his childhood nemesis, Colleen Gardner. With a young daughter and mentally ill mother to care for, he struggles to simply make ends meet. Every day, his goal of owning an organic farm slips further out of reach.

Psychiatrist Colleen Gardner has her sights set on starting a retreat to help veterans suffering from PTSD. She's done well but her small town fundraisers just aren't enough.

"The Great American Scavenger Hunt" TV show offers a million-dollar prize, and Colleen and Storm are selected as competitors. Both resolve to do whatever is needed to win, even using the other to get ahead. Storm and Colleen compete to fund their dreams, but their already tattered relationship becomes more strained. Only one will win the money. But will love prove the ultimate prize?

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Excerpt:
The Great American Scavenger Hunt

Day 1


Storm stood on the stairs of the US Capitol Building, and the weight of his travel pack dug into his shoulders. Before sunrise, all the contestants were bussed seven miles over from their hotel in Arlington. A few other contestants started conversations, and his minimal replies made clear he wasn’t here to make friends. Colleen ignored him, which was good. Her mere presence provided enough distraction.

He had a good view of her down at the other end of the line. How could she stand upright underneath the weight of her pack? The thing looked as heavy as her. He’d bought his at the secondhand shop in Liberty Ridge. Colleen probably shopped at a high-end outdoor store that carried the latest gizmos and gadgets. Her pack and its contents might cost the equivalent of a small country’s GDP.

When he’d seen her yesterday at lunch, he almost didn’t recognize her. Her short hair looked amazingly sexy. This morning, she wore a tousled look, like she’d just rolled out of bed, which she likely had being that the clock just struck seven-thirty am.

The host of the show, Burt Blackstone, walked before the assembled group. He stood medium height, with a trim build, and a head of closely cropped, salt-and-pepper hair. Today, Burt wore khaki shorts and an orange button-up top. “I want to wish every one of you good luck. We’ll start filming shortly. I’ll go over the rules once more, mostly for the audience’s sake. Then, I’ll give the signal, and you’ll be off.”

A low murmur drifted over the group.

Storm shifted the weight of his travel pack and mentally walked through his plan. He held a red envelope, which was identical to the ones given to the other contestants. Let’s rock and roll.
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Previous books in the series:
Home FieldTrue HorizonAfter All
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Laurie Winter
About the Author:
Laurie Winter is a true warrior of the heart. Inspired by her dreams, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She keeps her life balanced with regular yoga practice and running. When not pounding the pavement or the keyboard, she's enjoying time with her family, who are scattered between Wisconsin and Michigan. Laurie has three kids and one fantastic husband, all who inspire her to chase her dreams.

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Giveaway:
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Winner Takes All. One winner will win a prize package (US Only). The prize package includes: a Tea, Books, Magic mug, a Romance Trope scented soy candle, and a $25 Amazon gift card.
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19 comments:

  1. It has been great hearing about your book and although I am not the reader myself, my 2 sisters and 2 daughters are. They love hearing about the genre's they like and me helping them get to find books they will enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a wonderful giveaway and thank you for sharing another author that is new to me! :)

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  3. Another new-to-me author. I like the sound of this book and the cover is beautiful.

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  4. Sounds like a great read cant wait to read this.

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  5. This sounds good! Will put it on my TBR list!!

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  6. Sounds like an interesting book.

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  7. Sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing the excerpt!

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  8. This sounds really good. I love the cover, very pretty

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  9. thanks for the post, this series looks so good

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  10. This book sounds like a fantastic read. Beautiful cover.

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  11. These sound like wonderful books and I love the covers! Thanks for the chance. :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing and the great giveaway.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  13. Awesome sounding book! This one is going to the top of my TBR list!!

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  14. I am a true Laurie Winter fan. I can't wait to get my hands on this book. (Audrey Stewart)

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