Friday, December 11, 2020

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Kennedy Devereaux (Devereaux Family Series #1) by Bernadette Marie

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Kennedy Devereaux by Bernadette Marie. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a guest post from the author. There's also a tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Kennedy Devereaux
Series: Devereaux Family Series #1
Author: Bernadette Marie
Publication Date: November 10th 2020
Print Length: 238 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Kennedy Devereaux, owner of Kennedy Devereaux Designs, is a sight to behold in her signature pink colors, accented with custom designed jewelry. Intriguing enough that Joel Kingsley, the man building the new business next door, can’t help but keep coming around, just to get to know the woman in the designer clothes. He finds she’s not such a mystery, and his charm easily wins her over--until she finds that he’s forgotten to let her in on the secrets of his past.

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EXCERPT:
Kennedy turned off the lights in the shop, made sure the coffee pot was off as well, and left through the back door, locking it. When she turned toward the tap house, she noticed Joel standing at the back door, his body leaned casually up against the door jamb. Her heart rate quickened. Those dirty jeans and worn out work boots had a sexy appeal, and she had to suck in the air that was now thick around her.

It was a beer, she reminded herself. Just a drink with the guy next door.

“I came out to make sure you were still over there. I thought you’d blown me off,” he said as she started toward him.

Pulling her purse up onto her shoulder, she felt the tug of guilt at his statement. She’d considered blowing him off, but she wouldn’t tell him that.

“I said I was coming, didn’t I? Well, here I am.” She didn’t much care for her tone. It made her sound conceited. She was used to that depiction and probably deserved it.

“Here you are.”

The light from inside glowed at his back, as the shadows from outside made his eyes darken. Kennedy gripped her purse strap to gain some control. He was handsome and just a little mysterious—and completely not her type.

“Are you going to invite me in?” she asked, and he nodded slowly.

“We tasted thirty beers. I’m moving just a bit slow.” A smile crept over his mouth, and she found hers went dry.

“We can do this another day.”

“Nah, I have a couple I want your opinion on.” He reached a hand out to her as if they were casual enough friends, and she would take it—and she did.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011. Since then she has authored and published over thirty-five books. The married mother of five sons promises romances with a Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it because she lives it.

Obsessed with the art of writing and the business of publishing, chronic entrepreneur Bernadette Marie established her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, in 2011 to bring her own work to market as well as offer an opportunity for fresh voices in fiction to find a home as well. 

When not immersed in the writing/publishing world, Bernadette Marie and her husband are shuffling their five hockey playing boys around town to practices and games as well as running their family business. She is a lover of a good stout craft beer and might have an unhealthy addiction to chocolate. 

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GUEST POST:
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told
by Bernadette Marie


The greatest love story ever told, well, there isn’t just one. I’m a lover of individual stories. I love to hear that magical moment someone met their significant other, or even significant-for-now other. 

Just like birth stories, every love story has its own amazing set of twists and conclusions. There is always that first meeting, that look, that kiss, and the first I love you. The reason the tropes in romance work is because everyone’s stories fall into one of those tropes.

My husband of twenty-seven years, and I fall into the friends to lovers trope with a unique night where we shared a hamburger during a snowstorm in college. My sister and her husband of sixteen years were set up on a blind date with their kids. My parents were married for forty-six years before my father passed away, and they were high school sweethearts.

So, the greatest love story, singularly, doesn’t exist in my opinion. Love stories surround us everywhere and come to light everyday—even during a pandemic. Can you say Zoom romance?
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GIVEAWAY:
Bernadette Marie 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!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

72 comments:

  1. I like the cover love to read it too.

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  2. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful book.

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  4. This sounds like a very good book.

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  5. I like the cover. It is very cute.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  6. Cute book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  7. How did you come up with the story?

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  8. What a lovely cover.. so romantic...

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

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  10. Sounds like a great read ! @dolphinBaby1369@aol.com

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  11. This read is a sweet romance - I love it!
    And with a matching fantastic cover.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  12. This has a sweet cover. I enjoyed the excerpt and it sounds like a terrific romance read.

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  13. Interesting summary. Looks like a good read.

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

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  15. Sweet cover. Thanks for your good works.

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  16. Nice to meet you, Bernadette! I enjoyed reading the Greatest Love Story Ever Told and your excerpt! Your book sounds like a fantastic read for me! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the tour!

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

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

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  19. I would like to read it love a good romance book.

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  20. Thank you for offering the giveaway.

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  21. What was your best success as a writer?

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  22. What was your best Christmas memory?

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  23. What inspires you when you are discouraged? My niece is an aspiring writer and is having a hard time right now.

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  24. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  25. Do you have a specific writing spot?

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  26. What are some tips for writer's block?

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  27. What are your writing resolutions?

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  28. What will you be doing to help your writing career in the new year?

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  29. What's your tips for dealing with road blocks?

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  30. What do you do when you're feeling sad?

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  31. What's your favourite ghost story?

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  32. sounds like a fun one

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  33. Sounds amazing, cant wait to read!

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  34. What do you do when you feel lost?

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  35. Nice excerpt! ;) Have a great day!

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  36. sounds like a fun one

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  37. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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  38. Thank you for sharing, sounds like a good read!

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  39. How has quarantine affected your writing?

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  40. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover.

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  41. I like to read the "about the author" part of any book review.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  42. The book cover looks good and the story sounds great!

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