Monday, September 20, 2021

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Something Lost (Funerals and Weddings Series #1) by Bernadette Marie

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Something Lost by Bernadette Marie. 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 $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: Something Lost
Series: Funerals and Weddings Series #1
Author: Bernadette Marie
Publication Date: September 7th 2021
Print Length: 233 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Saying goodbye is sometimes the beginning.

Craig Turner was Coach Diaz’s star player, back in the day. He was held in high regard, until he broke the rules and dated the coach’s daughter. Young and stupid, his affection for her lasted until graduation, and then it was time to face the real world--but his love for her would never leave him.

Rachel Diaz became who her father wanted her to be, a well educated, well traveled, successful woman, but she holds a well full of secrets from the outside world. As a high school therapist, she uses her past traumas to help others overcome their own.

When the Fabulous Five arrive at Coach Diaz’s funeral, to pay their respects, a rekindling happens between them all—and between Craig and Rachel.

Is Rachel woman enough to face her demons and is Craig man enough to accept them? Or will their encounter be as brief as the affair they had a decade ago, behind her father’s back?

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EXCERPT:
She stepped to him. “I trusted you. You act all so cool and collected. Perhaps, this will faze you,” she said pushing him back and into the pool.

Suddenly, everything spun out of control. Olivia had been so upset that she hadn’t seen Santa Claus approach Jace carrying a small Christmas tree full of decorations for the hospital in Grand Cayman.

As Jace stumbled back into the pool, he unfortunately carried Santa and the tree with him into the water. The last thing Olivia heard was Santa’s “Ho! Ho! Ho!” turn into “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!” before they both took a splash.

Olivia literally bit her tongue to stop from laughing. This was so not funny, but yet it was hilarious. She, Olivia Chasen, had finally found her fun and excitement. She had a new groove.

And as she looked around and noticed all the phone cameras rolling, and most likely had been the entire time, she delicately took a curtsy as proper as one she’d give Queen Elizabeth herself. Thankfully, watching all those episodes of the The Crown had paid off big time.
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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:
- Do you believe in love at first sight? Why or why not?

Love at first sight sounds like a fairy tale, but who doesn’t love a fairy tale with a happy ending? I suppose love at first sight depends on what you fall in love with first. Do you fall for the eyes, the laugh, the clothes, or the soul? Or, perhaps, you fall because there is an undeniable spark you just can’t explain.

I do believe in love at first sight. My marriage is a product of this fairy tale trope. I was introduced to my husband on the first day I moved to college. To those around me, the introduction meant nothing, and they don’t even remember the moment. I, however, remember just knowing that the man who was in my presence for less than a minute was going to be someone who would change my life. There was a comfort, a feeling of deja vu, and an overall happiness that took over. Later, I fell in love with the eyes, the laugh, and the soul. I’ll admit, only recently, after thirty years of being together, I have started to appreciate his wardrobe. Somethings you fall in love with at first sight. Somethings need time.
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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. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions assumes all responsibility for this giveaway.)

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108 comments:

  1. Love the cover so romantic...Best of luck with the our and thank you so much.

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  2. This book looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. It sounds like a great read. I love the characters and the cover.

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  4. This has a sweet romantic cover. I enjoyed the excerpt

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  5. I love the romantic cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Neat tour for you book. Best wishes!

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  7. Cover looks awesome! Excerpt is intriguing. Great work!

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  9. Congratulations on the book release. Sounds like a great book.

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  10. Looks like a sweet and sorrowful read, Good work.

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  11. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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  12. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.

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  13. Congrats on this book!

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  14. What do you wanna be for Halloween?

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    1. :) I'm going as Holly Golightly :) Thanks for asking :)

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  15. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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

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

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  18. Thank you for hosting. I appreciate it.

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  19. I like everything about this book - genre, title and cover.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  20. how do you come up with the main story plot? thanks

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

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  22. What's the best dream you've ever had?

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  23. 'Funerals and Weddings Series #1' sounds like an interesting series.

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  24. Looks like a very romantic and fun read. Good work!

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  25. I like everything about this book - title genre & cover!
    Well done.

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  26. This is super hot cover and one book that I would like to read.
    heather hgtempaddy

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  27. What's the furthest away you've ever been?

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  28. "Funerals and Weddings Series #1"

    I always like catching the first in a series.

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  29. Congrats on the book!

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  30. Awesome! Any real life inspiration for this book?

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  31. What do you like to do in Fall?

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  32. What's your favorite book?

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  33. Which do you prefer beach or mountains?

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  34. What did you do for your community this year?u

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  35. Just saying Hello.

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  36. Just saying Hello.

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  37. What's your favourite urban legend?

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  38. where do you get your story ideas ?

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  39. What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten?

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  40. What's your favorite season?

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  41. Do you get any of your ideas from your own like stories

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  42. Where do you get your inspiration for writing from?
    heather hgtempaddy

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  43. When did you start writing books?

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  44. Have you ever been so stuck that you stopped writing a book?

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  45. Just saying Hello.

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  46. I find it amazing that you find time to write with 5 hockey playing boys.

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  47. What is your favorite genre to read?

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  48. What's your favorite color?

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  49. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  50. This sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing!

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  51. David HollingsworthOctober 1, 2021 at 5:23 PM

    How did you get into writing?

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  52. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  53. The romance book looks fun to read and the cover is pretty.

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