Thursday, April 18, 2019

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Lion Dancing for Love (Deerbourne Inn #1) by Laura Boon

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Lion Dancing for Love by Laura Boon. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have a guest post as well as an excerpt for you. There's also a tour wide giveaway. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour for more excerpts, guest posts, interviews, reviews, and more. Enjoy!
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Title: Lion Dancing for Love
Series: Deerbourne Inn #1
Author: Laura Boon
Publication Date: March 27th 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Licking her wounds after a bad relationship, San Diego accountant Caitlyn Summers travels to Willow Springs to help her friend gear up for the annual Maple Sugar Ball. She isn't planning on staying long, but one encounter with the delicious Corey Duncan has her re-evaluating her plans.

Corey swore off love when his wife Annie died from breast cancer. Caitlyn is too young, too citified, and vibrates with a passion and energy that will upend the safe, comfortable rhythm of his life. Corey has to choose between playing it safe and taking a risk on love. Caitlyn needs to find the patience to let Corey lead. If not, the Maple Sugar Ball might end in a sticky mess, instead of a slow dance with the man who has captured her heart.

Will their fire burn hot enough to erase doubts and past hurts?

EXCERPT:
Caitlin took a fortifying sip of her coffee and welcomed the kick of the whisky. She had no interest in him. Her brain was in charge, and it knew what was good for her; she would go husband-hunting among the business men of San Diego. One of them must have a great body too. The devil on her shoulder snickered. You keep telling yourself that. Her ovaries agreed with the devil. Her angel, a by-the-book accountant and her internal guardian of rational thought, told them to keep quiet.

The older guy nodded at Annette. “Be there in a minute,” he mouthed.

Mr. Built looked over his shoulder, his eyes narrowed, and the intensity of his stare set sparks zinging in all of Caitlin’s unmentionable places. One corner of his mouth tilted up, and his eyes crinkled as if he knew exactly what he was doing to her. Rational thought sputtered to a halt and died.

“Who’s that?” Nope, her brain was not in charge, and her mouth clearly had a will and desires of its own.

“The guy behind the bar? Stan, the owner.”

Lynn chuckled. “Not him, Annette. The sparks are flying between your Cat and our Corey.”

“Really?” Annette’s eyes widened in enquiry.

Caitlin groaned. “No matchmaking. He’s just, you know…” She waved a hand in his direction and risked another look. One hundred percent man with a great ass. Her mouth watered. “Built.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Laura Boon stole her first romance from her father’s bookshelves as a teenager, The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss, and was immediately captivated. After holding a variety of positions in publishing, from bookseller to sales rep and publicist, she eventually found the courage to write her own stories. She was born in Zambia, grew up in South Africa, and went to university in America. She now lives in Australia with her husband and their adorable dogs Beau and Arro. When she is not reading or writing, she enjoys sleuthing for artisan chocolate and beautiful stationery, watching tennis, and walking alongside Sydney’s beautiful harbor.

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GUEST POST:
The Sweetest Things
by Laura Boon

I’m fortunate that the sweetest things a romantic interest has ever done for me can all be traced back to my husband G - proof I married the right man! He’ll generously tag along to tennis tournaments or writing conferences he has no personal interest in to keep me company. His is also always the loudest cheer in the room. Case in point, the 2016 RWA (Romance Writers of Australia) conference in Adelaide when the manuscript that was to become my first published novel came second in the Emerald Award for an unpublished manuscript. And he spruiks my books to all and sundry. Embarrassing but sweet.

G isn’t into formal occasions like birthdays and Christmas, but he is a ‘trash and treasure’ man, exploring all sorts of out of the way shops and venues for a good bargain. I am a frequent beneficiary of his finds and get impromptu presents throughout the year. For example, he recently discovered a treasure trove of delicate, Art Deco style jewellery, exactly the kind of thing I love. So for no formal reason, I found myself the proud owner of several exquisite pairs of delicate, colourful earrings as pictured. An extravagantly generous present which, since it was a bargain, brought him as much pleasure as it did me. They’re adorable. G’s gorgeous.

However, the very sweetest things G has ever done for me is find two little doggies named Beau and Arro, who are perfect for our townhouse. Proving he is indeed the King of the Bargain Hunters, we re-homed Beau. Every day, my little companions shine light on my life. What about you? What’s the sweetest thing a romantic interest has done for you?
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GIVEAWAY:
Laura Boon will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. Be sure to leave a comment at a different stop on the book tour each day to increase your chance of winning. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

44 comments:

  1. Always fun to hear about another new great book. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Who is your favorite character from your book?

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  3. I'm not sure that dog is real. It may be a stuffed animal! ;)

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  4. What cute pups!!! I really like what I have read about your book & I am looking forward to reading more!

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  5. Wow, what a sweetheart! The dogs are cute but so are those earrings!! :)

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  6. I so enjoyed this post, Laura. Your "G" man is a treasure. Thanks for sharing and all the best!

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  7. Sounds like a good book.

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  8. What cute dogs and I just love your cover.

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  9. Loved your post! You truly found a wonderful man. No wonder you write love stories. Best of luck with your sales.

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  10. Loved your post.
    The sweetest thing my hubby has done for me was adopt my two children and raise them along with the two he'd been left with. He truly didn't show any difference toward them--still doesn't.

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  11. What a guy! And those adorable dogs! Continued good luck with your book, Laura.

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  12. What do you most enjoy about writing?

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  13. Sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading.

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  14. I'm usually the gesture-maker, drat it!

    --Trix

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  15. My question is where do you get your ideas for your stories.

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  16. Sounds great and love the cover. Very romantic!!

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  17. What is the best book for kiddos?

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  18. Delightful cover. Nice jewelry. Did you always want to be an author?

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  19. I enjoyed the excerpt and your dogs are so cute!

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  20. Sounds like a very sweet second chance love story. Thanks for posting this 😍

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  21. The cover art is gorgeous.. makes me want to read this book....

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  22. Which book had the most profound effect on your life?

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  23. Great cover and sounds romantic. Thank you for a great giveaway!

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  24. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

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  25. Have you ever thought about writing in a different genre?

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  26. I can't wait to read Lion Dancing for Love! It looks like a good book!

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  27. The book sounds like a sweet story.

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  28. How do you draw inspiration from others?

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  29. sounds like a fun one

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  30. Where's the furthest away you've been?

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  31. I have been so looking forward to reading this book. I can't wait!

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  32. Your dogs are adorable!

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