Friday, November 27, 2020

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Crimson Snow by Ina Carter

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Crimson Snow by Ina Carter. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a great guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Crimson Snow
Author: Ina Carter
Publication Date: May 12th 2020
Print Length: 360 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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The Greeks had seven words for LOVE. I felt all of them for ONE MAN…

My name is Lauren, and I was a stolen baby.

They found me in a trailer park in rural Texas when I was eight years old. My childhood wasn’t perfect, but then I had Kevin. He was my everything…

When they returned me to my biological parents, we were torn apart. 

My new family desperately tried to fix me, make me forget him… My father kept me on a short leash and controlled every aspect of my life. The one thought keeping me afloat was to find Kevin, but he vanished without a trace.

I searched for him for twelve years, but the man I found was not the boy I lost. He is a college baseball star, tattooed, moody, and dark… And he hates me.

Can Kevin help me defeat my demons, or does he have too many of his own? 

**The eBook is on sale for $0.99 until December 2nd!** 

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EXCERPT:
I was taken to another room with a big table and many chairs. A woman came in, sat across from me, and started telling me things about how Mamma was not my real mom and neither was Daddy. She said Mamma told Stacy she stole me when I was a baby from some hospital in the California State. I knew those were lies, and I told her Stacy is a liar. All I could think of was Kevin, not about Mamma and Daddy. She was trying to tell me he was not my brother, either. When I heard that I had to go with her and stay for a while with some nice people, I started crying. 

“Is Kevin coming too?” I sobbed. 

“No, sweetheart. He would have to stay in another place.” 

I tried to run away from the room. All I wanted was to get back to my brother. The officer must have been guarding the room from the outside because he grabbed me before I could get away from him. 

At the same time, I saw another man taking Kevin out of the doctor’s room. My brother looked at me, and I would never forget his eyes. Desperate, fearful, broken. His whole face was distorted by the pain. It was radiating from his whole being. 

I kicked and screamed. Called Kevin’s name. I bit the hand that was holding me prisoner. Kevin was also pulling away, trying to kick the policeman keeping him captive. 

I don’t know why, but they let us go. We ran to meet in the middle of the corridor and collapsed down to our knees, wrapping our arms around each other. And we cried. 

“You are my sister, Jules. My friend. My… everything,” Kevin sobbed, and his words were echoing my exact thoughts. 

“Please, Kevin! Don’t let them take you away from me! Please!” I begged him. 

But they were already pulling him from my arms, breaking our souls, ripping away from me the one person I loved the most in this world. 

“I’ll find you, Jules! I’ll come for you!” Those were the last words he said to me…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ina Carter has always been an avid reader. She discovered her love for writing at an early age when her first poem was published in a literary magazine at age twelve. As a lifetime collector of inspirational stories, Ina believes that love is the most powerful force in the Universe. She writes in multiple genres – romantic comedies, contemporary and paranormal. Ina lives in Southern California with her husband, two kids, and one very temperamental cat.

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GUEST POST:
- What does your writing space look like?

For the last few years, my favorite place to write was my living room couch. When I do research for a book, I print out pictures of the places I am writing about or have a “mood board” of visual imagery related to my story. This can include symbolic objects related to the plot and pictures of people who I think look like my characters. For Crimson Snow, for instance, I ordered all the books that Kevin and Lauren read and had them spread out on my coffee table, so I can “live” somewhat in their heads. 

I write on two laptops. I prefer using Word for PC for my main story, and use my MacBook for design work, formatting, and marketing. I have a degree in Graphic Design, and I create all my book covers, my website, and marketing materials.
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GIVEAWAY:
Ina Carter will be awarding a $50 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 tour each day. Good luck!
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61 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting me on your blog!
    Ina Carter

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  2. Good Morning! Your book sounds great and I'm glad I got to learn about it. Thank you!

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful love story.

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  4. This is a romantic read I would enjoy.
    Love the heartwarming cover.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  5. This is a cute cover. I like the pink heart. Honestly, it's the first thing that grabbed my attention.

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  6. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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  7. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  8. This sounds like a very good book.

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  9. Neat theme to your romance book. Cheers.

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  10. Cute cover; looks like a really interesting book.

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  11. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  12. Sounds like an interesting story.

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  13. I love a good romance book , so far this book is sounding very interesting to me, and nice cover.
    @tisonlyme143

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  14. My childhood was not much different from this- my Grandparents took me in when I was 5, but not my two brothers. It took me twenty years to reconnect.

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    1. I am sorry that my story hits home for you, Cindy. My two heroes have a painful childhood, but the book is also full of hope and love. I hope you like it!

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  15. Great blog post- love finding new (to me) authors

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  16. This sounds like a read I'll truly enjoy. I'm intrigued to see how she gets out of the terrible childhood and find the man/boy she was looking for. Sounds like she going to have to re-meet him again since hes so differnt

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    1. Yes, after twelve years apart my two heroes have changed, and their meeting is cathartic, but at the end their love for each other is enough to heal all wounds. I hope you read Crimson Snow and find out what happens to Kevin and Julie!

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  17. I'm really intrigued by the description! I'm excited to read this.

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  18. Dang, you really tormenting the main character in this one.

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    1. You are right. The excerpt is from one of the more dramatic scenes in the book. There is a lot of painful childhood trauma, but also a lot of hope.

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  19. this looks like a great intriguing reads!

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  20. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  21. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  22. David HollingsworthNovember 28, 2020 at 9:45 PM

    The cover looks awesome!

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  24. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. What a good romantic winter read. Thanks for your good works

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  26. I love the cover! The colors and design are amazing.

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  27. Sounds like a very interesting book can't wait to read it. Thank you so much for the chance 😀

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  28. I like the beautiful artwork on the cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I really like the blurb and the cover!

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  30. I really love the cover , well done.
    @tisonlyme143

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  31. Love a good romance. Thank you

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  32. I think that the cover of your book is interesting and unique.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. Sounds like a heartwarming read. Love the cover.

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  34. The cover is beautiful! After reading the summary I'm anxious to read it.

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  35. Great cover! Thank you for sharing!

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  36. What is your favorite thing about being an author?

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  37. Hits too close to home, I was sent to my Grandparents to live when I was 5- and I remember how my older brother tried not to cry when I was pulled away.

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  38. This drew me in. I would love to read Crimson Snow!

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  39. I love this cover! What I have read about your book sounds fascinating!

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  40. sounds like a fun one

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  41. I love the cover and I would so enjoy reading it too.

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  42. looks like a fun one

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  43. I like the cover. It has nice artwork.

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  44. Thank you for the excerpt. It sounds like a good story.

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  45. Thanks for the excerpt. That cover is amazing!

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  46. I love the book cover and the story sounds really good.

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  47. The cover visual is really intriguing.

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