Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Virtual Book Tour: Into the Fire (The Elements #1) by J.B. Glazer

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Into the Fire by J.B. Glazer. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a lovely guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Into the Fire
Series: The Elements #1
Author: J.B. Glazer
Publisher: JBG Press
Publication Date: October 23rd 2020
Print Length: 393 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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I have been hiding my whole life. Doing what’s expected has become who I am. Until I met Rob Ashford. With just one look into his stormy blue eyes, I knew I was lost. I’ve come to realize he gets what he wants. And what he wants right now is me. As much as I want to succumb to what he’s offering, I’m not sure if I’ll lose myselfꟷor find who I was meant to be. I’m not strong enough to refuse him. I give him everything, and even though he’s given me nothing in return, I still love him. He ignites a fire and passion that burns so bright I fear I’ll combust. The thought of leaving him terrifies me, but I know more than anyone that when you play with fire, someone always gets burned.

**The eBook will be $0.99 at Smashwords through February 8, 2021.**

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EXCERPT:
Veronica

“Do you like to fly?” I ask him.

“I do now.”

My back is to his front so he doesn’t see my smile. I ask Rob if we can take a photo together and he agrees. I hold my phone out and snap a selfie of the two of us. Even without it, this is a moment I will always remember.

As the sun makes a slow descent the sky turns breathtaking shades of pink and gold.

“If only I had a glass of wine to accompany this relaxing ride my night would be complete,” I joke.

“Champagne toast is after we land.”

“Oh, I was kidding.”

“All part of the package,” Glenn says. As we soar with the clouds I glance over at Rob’s profile. He still wears the same serious expression but his posture seems relaxed. I wonder if he ever takes a moment to enjoy simple pleasures. My guess is no. He surprised me with this plan because it seems out of character. He doesn’t strike me as the type of man who makes large gestures or plans elaborate romantic evenings. It makes me realize I don’t know him at all. Or else he’s painting a picture of who he wants me to see: a workaholic who doesn’t have time for love. But it seems there is more to the man than he’s let on. For someone who claims not be a romantic, this is by far the most romantic date I’ve ever been on. And I suspect no date will be able to top this night—ever. Rob has set the bar high, which means there is that much further to fall.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
J B Glazer is a Chick Lit and Romance author who writes fun and flirty books with a little bit of heat and a whole lot of heart. She believes in creating characters that are aspirational yet relatable and that a daily dose of chocolate is one of life’s necessities. She’s also a wife, mom, blogger, chauffeur, referee, short-order cook, maid, chocoholic, shopaholic, and multitasker extraordinaire. J B has a thing for big, dramatic endings because that’s the fun of getting to happily ever after.

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GUEST POST:
- What qualities do you find the most attractive in a significant other?

Hi, thanks for having me here today. I was thinking about the qualities I find most attractive in a significant other, and it’s funny because if you’d have asked me that when I was entering the dating scene, my answer probably wouldn’t have changed much. As a forty-something wife and mom, I have a different perspective on relationships, but I think the core tenants of what makes relationships work are the same. Here are the qualities that top my list:

Loyalty
Knowing someone will always stand by you is a powerful thing. When he’s with you, he’s with you 100%. You know you can rely on him for the small things, and more importantly, the big. While you have different interests, he’s willing to spend time doing what’s meaningful to you, and vice versa. He’s kind to the people in your life who are important to you and goes out of his way to establish a good relationship with them. He’s supportive of your feelings, hopes, and dreams, and you know he’ll always have your back, and you, his.

Honesty
Being open and honest is critical to the success of any relationship. This is the foundation for building trust, which I think is one of the key building blocks for a future. Because once it’s broken, it can never truly be repaired. Part of being honest is being true to yourself. And by that I mean not being afraid to show someone who you really are, and not who you think they want you to be.

Drive
I like guys who are passionate about what they do. There’s an energy they have—a competitive spirit that drives them toward attaining their goal. They aren’t the type to sit back idly, but rather, go out and make things happen. You feel safe in their presence because you know they can handle whatever challenge is thrown their way. There’s something sexy about a man who takes charge of a situation, but it needs to be balanced with a sense of compassion and not doing it at the expense of others.

Presence
What I mean by this is having your significant other be in the moment. He listens to you and is attentive to your needs. He makes time for you, your kids/pets/friends, and your relationship. He’s OK with an occasional night in (or in the current climate every night in). After all, aren’t you more important than that text message or whatever is on his screen? Bottom line is he makes you feel important and that you’re a priority.

Chemistry
Last but certainly not least, there needs to be that spark. It’s funny because the idea of chemistry is rooted in science, but there’s no formula that can explain this one. That indescribable feeling you have that draws you to someone else. It’s based on a mutual attraction, but it goes deeper than that. You could be in a room full of people, but you only see him. You think about him all the time and find that you’re happier, smiling for no particular reason. When you’re together, there’s an electricity that causes your heart to beat faster and your breath to quicken even though you want time to stand still. Even the smallest touch is nothing short of electrifying.

There are many more qualities that didn’t make the list. But at the end of the day, it’s about finding someone who you can be your truest self with, who loves you as you are and will always stand by you, and who builds you up so you are at your strongest. And ultimately, you are you at your strongest, together.
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GIVEAWAY:
J B Glazer will be awarding a $20 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

52 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me here and featuring my book on your blog!

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  2. How old were you when you knew writing was your passion?

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    1. I always loved to write and would devour books, even as young as elementary school. But I didn't become passionate about writing until I decided to pen my first novel. For me it was equivalent to binge watching a favorite show. Once I got started I was hooked!

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks, Ann. Seeing how the designer interprets my story is one of my favorite parts of the process. :)

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  4. Book sounds like a great romance story.

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    1. Thanks. I'm a big believer in happily ever after!

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  5. I liked the excerpt, thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks, Rita. Glad you enjoyed. It's always so hard to choose.

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  6. Sounds like a good read. Thank you for the giveaway!

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

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I'm happy with the way it turned out. It's a different style from my others but think it captures the tone of the series.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. It pushed my comfort zone but I had a lot of fun writing it.

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    1. Thanks, Zelda. I always like to have a bit of heat and a whole lot of heart in my books. Though this one definitely plays up the heat factor :)

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  10. sounds like a fun one

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  11. I love the cover and the excerpt.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! I'm happy with the way the cover turned out. It's a departure from my other books but I think it captures the tone of this series.

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    1. Thanks, Marisela. It was fun doing research on hot air balloon rides and getting to live vicariously!

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    1. Thanks! Seeing how my designer interprets my vision is one of my favorite parts of the process.

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

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  15. This looks like a steamy read. I'll check it out!

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    1. It definitely is. The heat level seems to go up with each book I write. I guess I push the boundaries a bit further each time ;)

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  16. Thanks! Glad you like it. I'm happy with the way it turned out.

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  17. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  18. David HollingsworthFebruary 4, 2021 at 12:46 AM

    The book sounds steamy and interesting.

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

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  20. Love the cover! Sounds like a great read.

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  21. I like the fire graphic on this cover. I enjoyed reading the excerpt.

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

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  23. I do like the cover and would really enjoy reading it too.

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  24. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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  25. As much as I love my Kindle, I do miss wandering around a Barnes & Noble looking and discovering books.

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  26. I have only read "I Should Have Said Yes" but then I saw J.B. Glazer's other books on Goodreads. I can't wait to get started.

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  27. Definitely looks like a steamy book to read! :)

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

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  29. This book sounds very good and would love to read.

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  30. The cover really sizzles with romance.

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