Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: When Love Whispers (Beaumont Brides Book 2) by Laura Haley-McNeil

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for When Love Whispers by Laura Haley-McNeil. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have a fantastic excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more excerpts and reviews. Enjoy!
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Title: When Love Whispers
Series: Beaumont Brides Book 2
Author: Laura Haley-McNeil 
Publisher: Huerfano Press, LLC
Publication Date: September 24th 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Sometimes, love comes in packages.

As the top ranked student at Charleston’s military academy, Preston Lowe excels in class, in sports and with women. Only Willow Dockery, a barmaid at the city’s trendy nightclub, sees the pain in his eyes when he’s out with friends having a good time. But Willow doesn’t know how Preston inwardly struggles to forget a past that could derail the career he’s worked hard to achieve.

Willow wrestles with her own secrets. After a disastrous relationship leaves her broke and disillusioned, she vows never to let anyone rob her of her dreams again. But as she gets to know Preston, it’s as if their tumultuous pasts meld together into something so startling it transforms their relationship and their lives forever.

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EXCERPT:
Preston Lowe sat with his fellow cadets in the one place he didn’t want to be. He had to have been out of his mind to let his friends talk him into spending an evening at The Club—Charleston’s trendy nightspot.

Music blared. Alcohol flowed. Women wore short skirts. Their heavenly scents promised a night to remember. His frustration from ignoring desires he’d squelched for three and a half years rose inside him. He’d entered Hawthorne Point Military Academy determined to focus on his studies, not easy in a town filled with beautiful women.

Graduation was six months away, and the cadets, tired of studying, declared a night to pursue women. Preston hadn’t wanted to go, but his best friend, Ed, begged him.

“Just stay until I meet someone who’ll dance with me.” Ed stood in Preston’s dorm room his face looking pitiful. Girls terrified Ed. Not good for a guy looking for a wife.

Preston felt sorry for him. He’d go to The Club but he wouldn’t forget the reason he attended the academy. The war had taken the lives of his childhood friends. Preston would remember his vow to carry on the mission they’d started―to fight until this war was finally over.

“You boys window shopping or do you want a cold one before your commanding officer drags you back to the barracks?” The waitress’ honeyed voice was low and gentle and just loud enough to be heard over the raucous conversations.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A native of California, Laura Haley-McNeil spent her youth studying ballet and piano, though her favorite pastime was curling up with a good book. Without a clue as to how to write a book, she knew one day she would.

After college, she segued into the corporate world, but she never forgot her love for the arts and served on the board of two community orchestras. Finally realizing that the book she’d dreamt of writing wouldn’t write itself, she planted herself in front of her computer. She now immerses herself in the lives and loves of her characters in her romantic suspense and her contemporary romance novels. Many years later, she lived her own romantic novel when she married her piano teacher, the love of her life.

Though she and husband have left warm California for cooler Colorado, they enjoy the outdoor life of hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and snow skiing. They satisfy their love of music by attending concerts and hanging out with their musician friends, but Laura still catches a few free moments when she can sneak off and read.

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GIVEAWAY:
Laura Haley-McNeil will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment on a different stop on the blitz every day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

51 comments:

  1. Looks like a great book. How much research did you have to do on it? What made you decide to place the hero at a military academy?

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    1. Hi, Suzannah. It's wonderful to meet you and thank you for your questions. The research was ongoing throughout the writing of the book. Google, of course, is a plethora of information. I belong to writers' sites that attract experts in military academies and Charleston, and I have friends and relatives who answered my neverending questions. Because Charleston has a military academy that has been referenced in movies and books, and I was raised near a military academy, I knew that would make a great background for my book. I hope you enjoy the book!

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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  2. Thanks so much for both the book description and giveaway as well. I enjoy hearing about another good book.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, James. It's wonderful to see you here.

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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    1. Thanks so much, Deborah! I hope you enjoy the book!

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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    1. It's wonderful to be here. Thanks for arranging this!

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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  5. Who is your favorite author that is currently still writing?

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    1. Hi, Bernie. It's wonderful to see you here. I don't know that I have one favorite author. Cami Checketts, Liwen Ho, Taylor Hart, Victorine Lieske are authors I've read recently and have enjoyed their books.

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    1. Thank you, Rita. It's wonderful to see you here! I hope you enjoy the book.

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  7. How many books do you write in a year?

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    1. Hi, Caryl. That depends on the year. I'm hoping to publish one more before the end of the year, but it's a Christmas story and by the time I finish it may be to late to release it so then I'll hold it until next year, so this year it may be one book.

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    1. Hi, Jamie. Good luck in the drawing. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers!

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  9. Beautiful cover! I just got the first book & I am about to start reading it tonight!!

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    1. Hi, Amy. Thank you for the kind words. Please let me know what you think of When Love Whispers.

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    1. Thank you, Sherry. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

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  11. This sounds like a wonderful book. I love the cover!

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    1. Hi, Julie. Thank you for the kind words. I though the cover turned out well. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

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  12. This is such a beautiful cover and I love the title on it.
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    1. Hello, and thank you for the kind words. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

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    1. Hello, and thank you for the kind words. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

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    1. Hello, I'm glad you like the bouquet. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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  15. What did you do in the corporate world? Are you writing full time now?

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    1. Hello, I work as a property manager so, unfortunately, I'm not writing full time ... yet. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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    1. Hi, Dale. Thank you for the kind words. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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  17. Love your books! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. Hi, Renee. Thank you for the kind words. Good luck with the giveaway!

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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    1. Hi, Deborah. It's nice to see you here. Thank you for the kind words. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

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    1. Hi, Wendy. Thank you for the kind words. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

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  20. What's your favourite horror movie?

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    1. Hi, Jamie. I don't watch horror movies, so, unfortunately, I don't have an answer for your question. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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    1. Hi, Sandra. Thank you for the kind words. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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    1. Hi, Deb. Thank you for the kind words. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers. It was a fun book to write.

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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  23. What was your favourite Disney movie?

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    1. Hi, Jamie. That's a tough one because there's so many. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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    1. Hello, and thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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    1. Hi, Danielle. I've been pleased with the reader response. I hope you enjoy When Love Whispers.

      Laura Haley-McNeil

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  26. How do you come up with characters for your books?

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