Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Mountain Blaze by Debby Grahl

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Mountain Blaze by Debby Grahl. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a fantastic guest post. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Mountain Blaze
Author: Debby Grahl
Publication Date: November 2nd 2020
Print Length: 319 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Disillusioned by his wife’s betrayal, rodeo star Dillon McCoy comes home to the mountains of North Carolina to lick his wounds. When he agrees to take over the family ranch, the Lazy M, he’s unaware danger waits.

Diana Thompson is having doubts about her engagement to Trent Sawyer. She agrees to leave Chapel Hill and spend Thanksgiving with her friend Jenn at the Lazy M. When Diana and Dillon meet, neither can deny their attraction, but both must resolve past relationships while fighting their growing desire.

After Dillon turns down an anonymous offer to purchase the ranch, attempts are made on his life. When a body is found, Dillon sets out to discover who wants the McCoy land enough to commit murder. 

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EXCERPT:
Once she made it to the trees, the snow was deeper. Sinking to her knees, Diana struggled to move quickly. Knowing her trail would be easily followed, she pushed on. Not having a clue where she was going, Diana hoped to spot a landmark she’d recognize from their trail rides. Was Dillon coming? Did he know she was missing? Surely by now he was looking for her. But how long would it take for him to realize she was at the ranch?

Breathless, her hands and feet numb, she wiped tears from her cheeks. Stop it. You have to remain strong to survive. She gritted her teeth. Why had she changed from her sturdy boots to these fancy leather ones. She could almost hear Jenn now, “Girl, what’s the matter with you?”

None of this made any sense. What in the world was she doing lost in the woods in the snow running from a killer?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award winning author, Debby Grahl, lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with her husband, David. Besides writing, she enjoys biking, walking on the beach and a glass of wine at sunset. Her favorite places to visit are New Orleans, New York City, Captiva Island in Florida, the Cotswolds of England, and her home state of Michigan. She is a history buff who also enjoys reading murder mysteries, time travel, and, of course, romance. Visually impaired since childhood by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), she uses screen-reading software to research and write her books. His Magic Touch, a paranormal romance, was released by Wild Rose Press December 5, 2018. Her latest book, Mountain Blaze, was released November 2, 2020. 

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GUEST POST:
One of the most romantic places my husband, David, and I stayed was Hoo Cottage located in the English Cotswolds village of Chipping Campden. The cozy thatched-roof cottage, modernized on the inside, was built in the seventeenth century. David and I both enjoy old British murder mysteries and Hoo cottage was like stepping back in time. As we rambled through the countryside, passing fields with sheep, stone fences, tall hedgerows, and tiny hamlets, you could easily forget we were actually living in a world of cell phones, computers, and smart TV’s. I expected to see Miss Marple busily clipping her roses.

Each morning we’d set out, baskets on our arms, and stroll into the village. There wasn’t a large grocery store, so we stopped at the bakery, the butcher, and the produce shop. We browsed through an open market, then had afternoon tea at a quaint tearoom. We’d sit in the secluded garden eating homemade cheeses and drinking wine. After preparing dinner, we snuggled close by the fire and read Agatha Christie novels.

To my utter delight, we were able to tour Highclere castle and visit the locations where the outdoor scenes of Downton Abbey were filmed.

Writing this made me want to go back. I looked up Hoo cottage to see if it was still for rent, and to my surprise found it was for sale. Living half the year here in the US and the other half in England is a dream of ours. Here’s my opportunity to own the cottage I love. There’s only one problem, the cost. I’d have to become a famous author and have my books made into movies before this could happen, but one can always dream.
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GIVEAWAY:
Debby Grahl will be awarding a $25 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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37 comments:

  1. Good morning. Thank you so much for hosting metoday. Best regards, Debby

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  2. Really great post, I enjoyed reading it!

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  3. Rita and Victoria, thank you so much for stopping by!

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  4. Sounds like a great romance story.

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  5. What a lovely cover. I hope we get snow this year!

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  6. sounds great congrats on the release

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  7. Ladies, thanks to you all for stopping by! If any of you read Mountain Blaze, I'd love a review.

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  8. This sounds like a very good book.

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  10. This book is for me - I love romance!
    The cover makes me think of natural beauty.
    Thank you for sharing the review

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  11. sounds like a fun one

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  12. Lovely cover. Looks like a great read!

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  13. David HollingsworthNovember 18, 2020 at 9:50 PM

    Cover looks peaceful and tranquil.

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  14. Sounds like a really great romance book can't wait to read it 😀. Thank you so much for the chance.

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  15. I love the cover. It sets the tone for the book.

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  16. I really enjoyed the guest post, thanks for sharing with me!

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  17. Very nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  18. Looks like a great winter read. Thanks for your good works.

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  19. I hate winter but must say this has a beautiful cover.

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  20. Thanks for the chance to win.

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

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  22. What is it about the writing process that really brings you joy?

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  23. Beautiful cover. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Your book sounds great and  I appreciate you sharing it and for the giveaway.. Thanks!

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

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  26. What do you most enjoy about writing?

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  27. The book cover looks great and I would love to read this one!

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  28. I like the snowy setting of this book.

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