Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Blurb Blitz Tour and Giveaway: Imperfect Timing by Bobbie Candas

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz tour for Imperfect Timing by Bobbie Candas. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $30 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: Imperfect Timing
Author: Bobbie Candas
Publication Date: April 20th 2021
Print Length: 312 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Time is ticking on this second chance at romance…

With a recent promotion and loads of confidence, Chloe Stevens has landed in sunny LA as a sales director for a leasing company. Quickly picking up on successful business strategies, Chloe also zeros in on a challenging romance option, Zane Shepard, an LA city planner. Chloe and Zane quickly discover an intriguing lust/love attraction, eventually transforming it into the perfect relationship.

After a year, Chloe is ready to take the next step, cohabitation, but instead, Zane blindsides her with the unexpected news of a breakup.

After months of sleepless nights doubting herself, Chloe decides their breakup stemmed from the issue of bad timing; she was ready to commit and he wasn’t. Armed with her theory of choosing future relationships based on matching timelines, Chloe packs up her damaged heart and moves home to Dallas. She quickly lassos a new love interest, Trey Morgan; a boyfriend with good timing who’s ready to take the plunge.

Twenty years later, Chloe’s world unravels when she discovers her marriage to Trey is riddled with infidelity and lies. Taking on a new job, she’s forced to confront her past and rebuild the confidence she had in spades when she was younger. Unexpectedly, she has a chance to take a second stab at romance, but finds her good timing mantra severely tested.

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EXCERPT:
I tried to resurrect our happiest moments. It was probably right after I turned twenty-eight. Trey and I were surprised at how quickly I got pregnant. My labor had been intense, almost twenty-four hours of surging pain, coming, going and then relentlessly returning in a more ferocious onslaught. Trey was my champion through the struggle, holding my hand, joking with the nurses, encouraging me, bringing ice chips, making me laugh, playing my favorite songs to distract me. He stuck by me at my worst and was there for the big reveal.

I still remembered his excited words. “Sweet baby Jesus, Chloe, she’s coming in for a landing. It’s her head. Just a little more. It’s happening, it’s happening. You’re awesome, doing fantastic! She’s so beautiful, so tiny.”

Then he was crying. Tall, burly Trey was crying like a baby, and our soft, sweet smelling pink bundle of a daughter was wailing, as a newborn should. I cried out of relief and my OB nurse and doctor wept from relief. It was one noisy, joyful, wet room. Happy oozed from every pore of my being and I knew Trey was in the same state of mind as we held our daughter, gazing down on the miniature oval wrinkled face, surrounded by wisps of light hair. She cemented us and our marriage in that moment. There’d been uncertainties before, but we now knew we were in it together; a strong binding force brought about by a tiny, fragile person.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I'm a Texas girl: grew up in San Antonio, went to school at UT in Austin, and settled in Dallas where I raised a husband, two kids and a few cats. My husband and cats will probably disagree on who raised who, but I'm a sucker for a robust discussion.

For years I've been involved in retail management, but have also really enjoyed writing, taking deep dives into the lives of my characters. When you can pry my fingers off the keyboard, I've been known to imbibe in a few glasses of wine and have been spotted forking into some decadent desserts while gathering with friends and family. I enjoy shopping, usually on the hunt for apparel with a weakness for shoes, and will frequently jump at the opportunity taking an unexpected trip to a far-away place.

In addition, there’s always time for reading. I keep a stack of novels ready and waiting on my night stand, with a few tapping their toe in my Kindle as well. I bounce around genres, snoop around the best-seller lists, and on the ready for a good recommendation.

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GIVEAWAY:
Bobbie Candas will be awarding a $30 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card as well as a print copy of the book to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter (book available for continental US only). To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

54 comments:

  1. Love the cover.. reminds me of my first love...

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  2. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this sounds like a wonderful read

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  3. Sounds like an interesting story.

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  4. I think that the cover of your book is very attractive.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  6. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover and the excerpt.

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  7. This sounds like a very good book.

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  8. How long was the writing process?

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  9. David HollingsworthMay 11, 2021 at 4:05 PM

    What inspired you to write this book?

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful story.

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  11. A great romance - just what I am needing for a break.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  12. Thanks Barbara!
    I hope this second-chance romance ticks all your boxes. Happy reading!

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  13. Love the cover sounds like a great read

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    1. Thanks Danielle, So glad you like the cover. It's an important but tough choice. Imperfect timing is a great blend of second-chance romance and women's fiction. Happy reading!

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  14. Pretty cover...I love romance books!

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

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  16. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  17. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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

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  19. I always read when I go to bed.
    It helps me fall asleep.

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  20. Where is your favorite place to write at?

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

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  22. Tweeted about this -
    https://twitter.com/JalapenoMama/status/1393028967716823046

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  23. I hope your weather is better than ours - rainy.
    Guess we are needing it though.

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  24. A start over again saga- this is the kind of plot i like a lot.

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  25. I am making rhubarb coffee cake today - yum!

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  26. I enjoy reading all book reviews.
    It helps me to find ones I would enjoy.

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  27. Happy Monday! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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  28. It looks like a good read.

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  29. I think I am getting in a rut reading the same authors.
    Time to expand.

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  30. The book sounds great and the cover art is cute!

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  31. I admire your skills in writing.
    I have difficulty writing just about anything.

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  32. sounds like a fun one

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  33. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  34. I can see how the same people win your giveaways all the time. They comment excessively with 1 or 2 words of nonsense. "Great Excerpt" "Looks Good". I guess I'll start doing that also, since the comments are where they are winning in numbers!

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    1. Sorry, Audrey. I am not in charge of the giveaways for these tours. They are tour wide meaning whomever organizes them (in this case, Goddess Fish Promotions) are the ones who put the giveaways together and pick winners. I just post what I am given. To be honest, I don't think they bother checking the comments. The only ones who see them ore myself and the author if the author checks out my post.

      I know it's no consolation, but I enter tons of giveaways...even the low entry ones, and I never win even though I enter every day. I don't get how the same people win.

      Please don't shoot the messenger though =( I have no control over it.

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

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  36. I look forward to reading this.

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  37. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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  38. Timing as a romantic issue sounds like an interesting subject.

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