Friday, February 14, 2020

Book Blast and Giveaway: Restart in Bristol (Racing Hearts in Serenity #3) by Sedona Hutton

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Restart in Bristol by Sedona Hutton. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card.Be sure to check out the rest of the stops participating in the blast for more excerpts and reviews. Enjoy!
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Title: Restart in Bristol
Series: Racing Hearts in Serenity #3
Author: Sedona Hutton
Publisher: Rocky Top Book Press
Publication Date: February 14th 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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He’s a hot mess. She wants stability. Will these childhood sweethearts risk another pass at love?

Veterinarian Holly Nicholson longs to put down roots. And with a growing practice and pending nuptials to a handsome doctor, her dream future is finally within reach. But when her NASCAR racing high-school steady rolls into town, Holly’s heart takes an off-track excursion.

Curtis “CC” Clark burned out from life in the fast lane. Switching gears, he moves to a small town in search of some cosmic signpost to reveal his destiny and crosses paths with the only girl he’s ever loved. But he’s worried fate sent him into the pits when he finds out she’s engaged.

Between working at the same animal shelter and her engagement crumbling, Holly can feel old desires stirring. But before they can pick up speed, CC gets his big chance for a high-profile comeback. And returning to the road may mean giving up his beloved forever.

Can CC and Holly find common ground and take their love across the finish line?

Restart in Bristol is the third standalone novel in the Racing Hearts in Serenity contemporary romance series. If you like bad boys with a heart of gold, strong women, and a touch of new age spirituality, then you’ll adore Sedona Hutton’s fun, sexy romance.

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EXCERPT:
Curtis rested his forehead against Holly’s, and her heart decided. She nodded in agreement.

“Is that a yes?” he asked, his voice low and husky.

“Yes.” Her response came out breathy, which didn’t surprise her. Whenever she was around Curtis, she felt like a breathless teenage girl.

“You won’t be sorry.” He brushed a hand through her hair. “Damn, you’re beautiful.”

She let out a nervous laugh. It was so dark that all she could make out were shadowy images. His words were sweet, but that didn’t stop the insecurity from poking at her insides. She didn’t look anything like the stunning women she’d seen him with over the years.

“That, coming from you.” She shook her head. “You’ve always seemed to have a steady stream of gorgeous women.”

“You can’t believe everything you read.”

Maybe she shouldn’t, but she’d read the articles and she’d seen the pictures. She wondered if any of those women had meant anything to him and if he’d found love over the last decade. She didn’t want to ask, but she needed to know. “What was your longest relationship?” she asked, scuffing her sandal on the floor.

He ran a hand through his hair. Maybe it had only been a few weeks, which is what the Internet had led her to believe.

“Over six months,” he said, surprising her.

She tilted her head. “Why did you break up?”

His pause was long, but she held the silence, determined to wait him out. After what felt like an hour, he finally responded. “Georgiana thought I was still hung up on you.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Author Sedona Hutton finds inspiration in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and curly-coated retriever. In addition to writing, she’s a Reiki Master and a certified Chopra Center Meditation instructor. She enjoys reading, yoga, gardening, and experiencing the great outdoors on boats, motorcycles, and Jeeps. Sedona pens a “Peace, Love, & Joy” blog on her website. 

Sedona’s novel, Cloud Whispers, was a Finalist in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Contest, an Official Selection in the 2018 Summer eBook Awards for New Apple Literary, Shortlisted for the Books Go Social Best Indie Book of 2018, and a Bronze winner in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards. Nora’s Promise was awarded the Bronze medal in the 2019 Reader’s Favorite Contemporary Romance category and was a Finalist in the 2019 NIEA contest. The Perfect Lap was the 2019 Reader’s Favorite Contemporary Romance Finalist.

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GIVEAWAY:
Sedona Hutton will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the book blast. To increase your chance at winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the book blast each day. Good luck!
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25 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

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  2. How long did it take you to write your book? Congrats on the books release.

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  3. A big thanks to All the Ups and Downs for hosting this tour!

    Wishing everyone a Happy Valentine's Day! 😊 Sedona

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  4. Hi Bernie - Thanks for your question. It took about 4 months to write this one (6 months including work with my editor.) This story took a little less time to write because many of the characters were already developed from the first two novels in the series, Nora's Promise and The Perfect Lap.

    Have a great weekend - Sedona

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  5. Just a reminder that today is the LAST DAY to get a FREE eBook of The Perfect Lap (the second standalone novel in the Racing Hearts in Serenity): https://amzn.to/2VkXIkv.

    Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend - 😊 Sedona

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  6. I am such a big NASCAR fan. I live near Darlington and have been to so many races I can't count. Daytona 500 this weekend and Trump is diving the command to start the engines?

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    1. Hi Audrey...if you're a NASCAR fan and a romance fan, you're going to love this series! Very cool that you live near Darlington...my closest track is Bristol. Just a reminder that there's only a few hours left to get a FREE eBook of The Perfect Lap (the second standalone novel in the Racing Hearts in Serenity): https://amzn.to/2VkXIkv.

      Thanks for stopping by the tour. Happy reading and Happy Valentine’s Day! 😊 Sedona

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  7. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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    1. Hi Cali - Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate you stopping by the tour! 😊 Sedona

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  8. sounds like a fun one

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    1. Thanks Daniel! Have a great weekend - 😊 Sedona

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  9. I love the cover. I love watching NASCAR. Thank you for the chance and the giveaway.

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  10. thanks this sounds like an amazing book

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  11. Thanks lildevilgirl, Tracy, Marisela, and Wendy for stopping by the tour. Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Weekend! 😊 Sedona

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  12. It sounds like the perfect read for me.

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    1. Hi Judy - Hope you enjoy it! If you're interested in the second book in the series, The Perfect Lap, the eBook is available for free for a few more hours: https://amzn.to/2VkXIkv.
      Happy reading…and Happy Valentine’s Day! 😊 Sedona

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  13. The book sounds like a great read.

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  14. How fun, I live near the Bristol Motor Speedway!

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    1. Hi Diana - It was a fun series to write! I live a couple of hours from Bristol...it's a small world! Cheers - 😊 Sedona

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