Monday, October 12, 2020

Book Blast and Giveaway: The Secrets of Gable House (Lost Souls #1) by Nancy Fraser

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for The Secrets of Gable House by Nancy Fraser. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out all the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Secrets of Gable House
Series: Lost Souls #1
Author: Nancy Fraser
Publisher: Books From a Romantic's Heart Publishing
Publication Date: October 5th 2020
Print Length: 76 pages
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Noah Miller is shocked to learn that an unknown great uncle has named him heir to the family fortune, including the residence known as Gable House. Built by Noah’s fifth-back grandfather, the house is ripe with family secrets and unusual occurrences.

Maggie Shephard has spent the past ten years researching the history of Willow-By-The-Sea, including that of her own ancestors. Considered an authority on New England history, she’s often sought out as a consultant. When Noah Miller asks for her help in acquainting him with both the house and his ancestors, she jumps at the chance to share her knowledge with the handsome architect.

Noah and Maggie have an immediate attraction to one another, made even more so by the time they spend together researching the Gable family history. The fact that each Gable male died an untimely and gruesome death, leads Noah and Maggie on a quest for the truth in hopes of setting a murderous spirit free.

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BOOK TRAILER:
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EXCERPT:
Maggie paced the parlor, weighing her words against the contradictory stories she’d grown up on, and wondering exactly how much she should tell the heir to the Gable secrets right off the bat. Imparting her knowledge of the Gable family history was something that would benefit from a slow, easing-into-it approach.

Or, perhaps, you’re just wanting to prolong your time in Noah Miller’s company? Maggie batted her lashes, chasing away her annoyingly accurate inner thoughts.

“Archibald was born...um...I want to say in the late sixteen-hundreds, 1680 maybe. His actual birthdate is unclear since he wasn’t born here in the U.S. In 1701, he immigrated to the New England area from Heathshire, Wales with his parents, Theodore and Julia. They both died within months of arrival, having contracted something on the way over.” She drew a breath and continued. “Archibald—”

He interrupted and asked, “How about we call him Archie? It’s less of a mouthful.”

She smiled and began again. “Archib...uh...Archie built a trade empire on the backs of indentured workers. According to journals I’ve reviewed, he was not beneath cheating his business partners or competitors. It’s even said, he had a man murdered for not selling him a parcel of land.”

“Damn! I thought my ex wife was bad. My ancestors may have her beaten.” He grinned, and added, “But not by much.”

Oh, good. He’s not married. Hot as hell and available.

“In 1718, Archie married his first wife, Estella Lanier, daughter of a wealthy French businessman. Armand Lanier died a few months before his daughter’s wedding, leaving his entire estate to Estella. With no business experience to rely on, she gladly turned her fortune over to her new husband. Archie purchased the land and built Gable House for her in 1720, with the intention they would start a family. They became one of the half-dozen or so founding residents of what is now Willow-By-The-Sea. Their plans for a family took longer than they’d hoped, but eventually they had a son, Cornelius. Unfortunately, Estella died shortly after childbirth. Archibald—”

“Archie,” he corrected.

“Archie remarried a year-and-a-half later, to a woman named Penelope Green. He and his second wife also had a son they named Alister.”

“Good grief. How do you remember all these details? More importantly, why would you want to?”

She readily admitted, “It’s become important to me. My fifth-removed grandmother was also a founder of Willow, and I’ve scoured her personal journals over and over again trying to reconcile them with other historical documents.”

“And?” he prompted.

“I’m not sure yet. There’s a very thin line between fact and fiction. Sometimes there’s no line at all.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
NANCY FRASER—Jumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandon—is an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.

Like most authors, Nancy began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.

Published in multiple genres, Nancy currently writes for two publishers, and has recently thrown her hat into the self-publishing ring. She has published over thirty-five books in full-length, novella, and short format.

When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

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GIVEAWAY:
Nancy Fraser will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the book blast each day. Good luck!
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39 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting this first day of my tour. I look forward to checking back later for comments from your readers.

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  2. Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  3. Great title and cover! I love the excerpt, too.

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  4. This sounds like an exciting book. Romance and mystery...perfect!

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  5. What is the most fun thing about writing?

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    1. Susan, I'd say being able to drink coffee all day and pretend I'm not, but that's not much of an answer. For me, I think the opportunity to live in another space where Happily-Ever-Afters are always possible. In the case of The Secrets of Gable House, not only did I get to go somewhere else, but I brought along a ghost!

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  6. I am hoping to read this soon. Sounds wonderful.

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  7. This sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing the excerpt!

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  8. thanks this sounds like a wonderful book

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

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  10. I like the cover. It has great artwork.

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  11. I really want to read this one. Good cover too.

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  12. Great excerpt and giveaway. :)

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  13. Thank you everyone for the compliments on the cover. I was worried there was no "romance" to it but then I loved the gothic feel so much, I didn't worry about too much. Thank you as well for all the love comments. I hope everyone took the opportunity to watch the trailer and take a crack at the Jigsaw Puzzle.

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  14. I didn't realize you also wrote paranormal romance.

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  15. I love the cover. It looks haunting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. I love the cover! It sets the tone for the book.

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  17. "Lost Souls" is a great name for a series. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  19. I liked the excerpt. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Thank you for the introduction to your book!

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  21. sounds like a fun one

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  22. PNR has always been a favorite of mine!!

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  23. looks like a fun one

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  24. The book cover looks spooky. I like it!

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