Friday, August 30, 2019

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: In Pursuit of Perfection by Jacki Kelly

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for In Pursuit of Perfection by Jacki Kelly. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as a guest post about the craziest thing Jacki Kelly has done for love! There's also a tour wide giveaway. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more excerpts, guest posts, interviews, reviews, and more. Enjoy!
Title: In Pursuit of Perfection
Author: Jacki Kelly
Publisher: Intrigue Publishing
Publication Date: August 1st 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The next man in Macy Rollins’s life must be perfect. She’s had enough impostors and isn’t willing to settle for anything less. All she has to do is get through the company contract negotiation season and she will get that promotion she has been working so hard for. Avery Malveaux – one of Philadelphia’s most eligible bachelors – has been hired to work with her as legal counsel for the company. From the moment they are forced to work together tensions are high and expectations are low. He questions her ability, she questions his intentions. After Macy is suspected in an accounting shortage, she accuses Avery of betraying her confidence. Has she once again been deceived by a man she thought she could trust? Can she clear her name and win her job back? And can there be any hope for Macy’s pursuit of perfection.

From the moment Macy agreed to go out with Avery, she couldn’t focus on any of the important things. Instead of pursuing Michelle, she thought about what to wear. Instead of rechecking the few audit documents she had, she was wondering what she and Avery would talk about. This was a real date. Everything up to now was only practice. Dating Avery was playing with an open flame.

She closed her eyes and drew in a deep breath. All her thoughts whirled around the hurt little girl her father left standing in the doorway. That was the 202 area code number that kept showing up on her phone. She sighed.

Brian had been too young to understand the destruction their father had caused. But she couldn’t forget, and she couldn’t forgive.

The intoxicating expression on his face made her heart thump harder. There were good reasons to pull away from him. But she couldn’t. As risky as being with Avery was, she couldn’t walk away. She needed to forget about the past, to stop glancing backward and focus on the offerings of the future. Maybe now was the perfect time to open the lock on her heart.

The HR Director shook his head. “That’s not a possibility.”

For a moment the room was quiet. There had to be something she could say to make this right. “How soon—”

“Immediately. We’d like you to gather anything personal from your office that you’d like to take home with you and exit the building.”

She sat up straighter in the chair. “It sounds like you’re firing me.”

“Until we have finished our investigation, please do not return to the building.” He stood. The meeting was over.
Men and women have always sought the promise that only love can offer. Jacki invites you into an intriguing world where romance abounds around every corner and down every street. You’ll be amazed at the crazy things we do and don’t do for the promise of love.

Jacki has been writing since her fourth grade teacher made her keep a journal for a grade. Now she does it to keep track of all the fascinating and heartbreaking moments that life throws our way. Poetry, personal essays, short stories and novels have all occupied space in her heart and her hard drive.

Jacki lives in the northeast where the winters are too cold and the summers are warm. But, she wouldn’t trade it for anywhere else, well maybe for a fabulous house on the sunny sands of Miami Beach in February. Her lovable husband and adorable floppy eared dog endure her long periods behind the computer creating happy-endings for her amazing hero and heroines. Romance makes the world go round and Jacki is enjoying the ride.

Have you ever done anything crazy in the name of love?
Of course, I’ve done crazy things for love. I’ll bet there aren’t many people who haven’t. Every day of my relationship with my husband, I feel like I’m doing something crazy for him. I hate to cook, but at least three times a week, I’ll pull out a pan and prepare a meal for the love of my live. But the biggest thing had to be when we first met.

I met my husband when I was a freshman in college. Almost immediately I knew we had something special. On our second date he told me he loved me and his words didn’t take me by surprise, because I felt it too. He was a Junior and I was a Freshman. Some said we were too young to be serious.

In my Sophomore year we got married. He was student teaching and making very little money, but we had enough love to take care of everything. I look back on those years now and realize how young and naive we were, but we made it. We lived in a tiny apartment. Our furniture was given to us by our parents and other family members, but boy were we happy. It’s only now that I look back at those days and realize the risk we were taking. But I believed in him and he believed in me and together we created a life that’s been filled with love, happiness and joy. I wouldn’t recommend anyone do what we did, but I’m glad we made that crazy choice.
Jacki Kelly will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour.
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  1. Did you go to school and major in writing?

    1. Bernie, I studied some writing in school, but I'm always studying the craft.

  2. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  3. Congratulations on the book. I'm wishing you much success.

  4. I've thoroughly enjoyed following the tour for In Pursuit of Perfection and I can't wait to check it out. Thanks for sharing all of the great posts along the way :)

  5. The book sounds great! What is one tip you'd like to tell an aspiring writer?

  6. Is this the first book (similar to this one) that you've written? It sounds like a good read.
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  7. Sounds like a great book. Looking forward to finding ay my favorite bookstore!

  8. Ohhh this sounds like a great book! Definitely on my read list!

  9. This sounds like a wonderful read. The cover is great!

  10. This sounds like a great read.

  11. I am new to Jacki Kelly and her work. I am so glad this blog did this post. I have found another author I want to read.

  12. The book sounds like a great bread.

  13. Congratulations on your book. Looks like an awesome one.. Tina

  14. Thank you much for the giveaway chance!