Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Seducing the Dragonfly (Graciella #2) by Sara Ohlin

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Seducing the Dragonfly by Sara Ohlin. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway for your chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the rest of the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Seducing the Dragonfly
Series: Graciella #2
Author: Sara Ohlin
Publisher: Totally Bound Publishing
Publication Date: March 10th 2020
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Can an independent, successful designer learn to trust her heart with the one man who crushed it twelve years ago?

Returning home to the Oregon town of Graciella after twelve years away, international real-estate guru Turner Brockman intends to make amends for having disappeared, then vanish again. He didn’t plan on meeting a figure from the past he tried to escape—beautiful Lily Moreno, now all grown up and the independent creative owner of Dragonfly Design & Construction.

Lily never expected to see Turner again and she’s determined to hide the love she’s felt for him since she was a girl, when he crushed her heart and killed her trust in men. Creating and owning the top construction company on the West Coast and being there for her friends and family are Lily’s only desires now. Except…there’s an intense chemistry between her and Turner, one she gives in to, only to harden her heart after every encounter.

Welcomed back into the beauty of Graciella and the family farm with loving open arms, Turner falls quickly for Lily, but faces his greatest challenge yet—seducing Lily into trusting him completely. Will his intense love, patience and good old-fashioned wooing be enough to capture his dragonfly’s heart?

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EXCERPT:
“Lily?” His breathing was heavy. Sunlight bounced off the car, lit their faces. The glare shocked him back to earth. He traced the soft skin of her cheek. Even their shadows caressed. The raw vulnerability of the moment struck him like a healing over of some ancient scar. “Look at me, Liliana.” But when she did, he wished he hadn’t asked.

It wasn’t fear or confusion he saw. She was downright pissed. The full force of her grenade powered toward him. He might have started it with that kiss but if she hadn’t grabbed onto him and kissed him back like he was her next breath, if he hadn’t been absolutely certain she wanted him, in that moment he would have pulled away. “Don’t glare at me. You wanted that to happen too.” He rolled away and sat up.

“Oh, now you know me so well, Turner Brockman. You think I make out with random men on my front lawn every day.” She struggled to button her shirt.

He stared at her. She’d tried to hide it, but he heard the tremble in her voice that matched her shaking fingers. She was afraid, of him, of herself? He couldn’t tell, but he was determined to find out why.

“No, Lily. I don’t think that, not even close. Don’t put words in my mouth. It doesn’t suit you. We kissed each other.” He gestured between them. “It’s called getting carried away. The sparks have been there since I came back. Intense sparks, I might add.”

He offered a hand to help her up, which she smacked away before standing on her own and starting toward the house.

“Be pissed at me if it makes you feel better. You’ve perfected that. Add whatever wound I’ve inflicted on you this time to my list of transgressions. But that was the most explosive, amazing kiss I’ve ever had.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Puget Sound based writer, Sara Ohlin is a mom, wannabe photographer, obsessive reader, ridiculous foodie, and the author of the contemporary romance novels, Handling the Rancher, Salvaging Love, and her latest contemporary romance Seducing the Dragonfly.

She has over fifteen years of creative non-fiction and memoir writing experience, and you can find her essays at Anderbo.com, Feminine Collective, Mothers Always Write, Her View from Home, Under the Gum Tree, and in anthologies such as Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak about Healthcare in America, Take Care: Tales, Tips, & Love from Women Caregivers, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Although she’s the author of many essays about life, grief, motherhood and the connections we make through delicious food and shared meals, Sara loves creating imaginary worlds with tight-knit communities in her romance novels. She credits her mother, Mary, Nora Roberts and Rosamunde Pilcher for her love of romance.

If she’s not reading or writing, you will most likely find her in the kitchen creating scrumptious meals with her two kids and amazing husband, or perhaps cooking up her next love story. She once met a person who both “didn’t read books” and wasn’t “that into food” and it nearly broke her heart.

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GIVEAWAY:
Sara Ohlin will be awarding a $20 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 at a different stop on the blitz each day. Good luck!
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50 comments:

  1. Do you have any ideas for a followup?

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    1. I just started writing Book 3 (Adam's Book) in the series!!

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  2. Thank you for sharing this book, it sounds great and I'm glad I got to hear about it.

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  3. Thanks so much for hosting me!!!

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  4. Sounds awesome! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. I really enjoyed the excerpt and look forward to reading more.

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

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  6. When you were a child and adolescent, what authors, book series and genres dd you enjoy reading?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. This sounds like a great read!

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    1. Thank you!! I love the covers Totally Bound does!

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  9. thanks love the cover and this sounds like an amazing book

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  10. I really like the cover. The cover is very cute!

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann! Totally Bound does great covers!

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  11. Sara, What do you most enjoy about writing in this genre?

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  12. Sounds great, I like the cover.

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  13. Beautiful cover. I loved the excerpt. It sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/213639576060839238,, This may be the right pin image. The book sounds interesting.

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  15. Great excerpt, it made me want to read more!

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  16. Thanks for the opportunity to win! And thanks for sharing your book. Sounds like an awesome read

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  17. I liked both the excerpt, and the book cover. I am looking forward to reading this story.

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  18. Love the cover and this book sounds like a great love story.

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  19. Like the cover! Sounds great!
    Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  20. Like the cover & synopsis! Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

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  21. do you have your friends and family read your stuff for feedback?

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  22. Thanks for the excerpt, I enjoyed reading it.

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  23. The cover is seriously too cute!!

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  24. How long does it take for an author like yourself to write a book?

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  25. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  26. I enjoyed the blurb. Sounds like a great book.

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  27. sounds like a fun one

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  28. Second Chance Romance is one of my favorites. In the excerpt, the kiss left me breathless. I definitely want more.

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  29. Adding this one to my must read list.

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  30. I like the book cover and enjoyed reading the excerpt!

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