Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Promising Love (Rescue Me #3) by Sara Ohlin

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Promising Love by Sara Ohlin. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $30 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Promising Love
Series: Rescue Me #3
Author: Sara Ohlin
Publication Date: November 9th 2021
Print Length: 268 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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When a glamorous spa owner seduces the grumpy neighborhood bartender, passion smolders…

Ruby Naylor, confident, successful proprietor of Spa La La, has been crushing on Lachlan MacGregory for ages and finally throws herself at the grumpy bartender as he’s helping her tipsy butt home to her apartment above his pub.

Ruby is the only woman Lachlan has ever loved—from afar. When she makes a pass, he finally admits he’s wanted her for a long time. He leaves her that night with three promises—a kiss, a special connection between them and an epic tomorrow.

Unfortunately, when tomorrow arrives and Lachlan is smacked with the knowledge that she’s already in a relationship with two men, he feels he has nothing to offer her.

His day gets worse when his addict father is on his doorstep again, demanding money. The thought that he could end up sick and miserable like his father eats at Lachlan, making him focus on what has never let him down, his successful pub in the burgeoning Corvallis neighborhood.

Learning that Ruby is not taken, Lachlan finally goes all out to win her back. With his heartfelt apology, it’s easy for Ruby to forgive him—she believes in joy, in romance, in happy ever after. What she never expected was how vulnerable Lachlan could make her feel.

Can their love withstand life-shattering events to lead them into a beautiful future?

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EXCERPT:
Ruby turned on the faucet, and a long black figure jumped from above her, streaked through the water and let out a large meow before it flew off the counter and slid down the hall. “Sh*t!” Ruby screamed.

“Ruby?” Lachlan yelled. He rushed into the kitchen and flipped on the light. “You okay?” Lachlan stood in the doorway, sweatpants on and nothing else, holding a skinny black cat. “Scared me.”

“I’m okay, just startled.” It took her a moment to catch her breath. He towered over her, a cat tail swishing over his broad, naked chest. “You have a cat?”

“Baby.” Lachlan scratched behind the cat’s ears. The creature arched under his touch and stared at Ruby. Skinny but healthy, the black cat had two white front paws and bright green eyes.

“You named your cat Baby? That’s what tripped us earlier, when we…when we…” Holy cow. Her cheeks flushed, thinking of how they’d gone at each other earlier, barely inside his house.

Lachlan’s face relaxed into a slow, tempting smile, as if he knew exactly what she was picturing. “Sugar Baby, actually.” He sounded a tiny bit annoyed at the animal but the expression on his face when he stroked his cat and the way the cat rubbed against his hand was pure love. Oh my God.

“Some days she has more salty than sweet in her, so she gets called Baby.” Lachlan smirked at the skinny cat. “She sneaks all over the place, demands food and plays in the water that comes out of the faucet. Goofball. I was too distracted earlier or you wouldn’t have tripped me,” he cooed to his pet. Insulted, or victorious—Ruby couldn’t tell—the cat streaked out of his arms, darted across the floor and disappeared.

She looked up and their eyes met. That zing, that connection buzzed.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Puget Sound based writer, Sara Ohlin is a mom, wannabe photographer, obsessive reader, ridiculous foodie, and the author of the contemporary romance novels, Handling the Rancher, Salvaging Love, Seducing the Dragonfly, Igniting Love, Flirting with Forever, and Promising Love.

She has over sixteen years of creative non-fiction and memoir writing experience, and you can find her essays at Anderbo.com, Feminine Collective, Mothers Always Write, Her View from Home, Under the Gum Tree, and in anthologies such as Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak about Healthcare in America, Take Care: Tales, Tips, & Love from Women Caregivers, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Although she’s the author of many essays about life, grief, motherhood and the connections we make through delicious food and shared meals, Sara loves creating imaginary worlds with tight-knit communities in her romance novels. She credits her mother, Mary, Nora Roberts and Rosamunde Pilcher for her love of romance.

If she’s not reading or writing, you will most likely find her in the kitchen creating scrumptious meals with her two kids and amazing husband, or perhaps cooking up her next love story. She once met a person who both “didn’t read books” and wasn’t “that into food” and it nearly broke her heart.

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GIVEAWAY:
Sara Ohlin will be awarding a $30 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 with this giveaway.)

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84 comments:

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

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  2. Thank you, All the Ups & Downs, for hosting me!

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  3. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

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  4. thanks this sounds like an interesting book

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  5. Cover looks great! Excerpt sounds interesting.

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  6. Sounds like an interesting book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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  7. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this is a must read book and series for me. Thank you for posting

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  8. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I love a glamorous love story. Good work.

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  11. This looks amazing! happy thanksgiving

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  12. Sounds like a great book. Happy Holidays !

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  13. I enjoyed the excerpt and Promising Love sounds like a wonderful holiday read for me and I love the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a magical holiday season!

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  14. The book Promising Love in the Rescue Me #3 series by author Sara Ohlin sounds like it is a book that many readers would enjoy.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  15. The book detail sounds amazing and one I know would be a great romantic read for me.

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  16. David HollingsworthNovember 23, 2021 at 7:11 PM

    Nice cover!

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

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  18. Handsome book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  19. Do you have a favorite kind of pie you enjoy as a dessert? I like lemon meringue pie.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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

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  21. I enjoyed reading the excerpt - well done!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  22. David HollingsworthNovember 25, 2021 at 1:20 AM

    Congrats on the book!

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  23. Which do you prefer - pecan or pumpkin pie?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  24. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  25. There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.
    Jane Austen

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  26. Have you ever backed anything on Kickstarter?

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  27. Say what? A SHY male bartender? Seriously? How did he get his job?

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  28. Do you prefer to have pumpkin pie or pecan pie for dessert?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  29. David HollingsworthNovember 26, 2021 at 8:25 PM

    How often do you write books?

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  30. Learning never exhausts the mind.
    Leonardo da Vinci

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  31. Do you prefer to eat turkey or ham as an entree?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  32. Do your characters in your books constantly talk to you?

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  33. Anything in particular prompt you to become a writer?

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  34. David HollingsworthNovember 27, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Is this your first book?

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  35. Are you glad when a book is finished?

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  36. When you eat small whole pickles, do you prefer sweet or dill pickles?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  37. Shared on Facebook today.

    https://www.facebook.com/alpacalover627/posts/607576597113205

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  38. David HollingsworthNovember 28, 2021 at 6:56 PM

    What are your favorite books?

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  39. What are your plans for the upcoming week?

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  40. Do you prefer apple or cherry pie?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. Ruby, a spa owner, is already in relationships with 2 males when Lachlan shows up and gets a second chance at love.

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  42. Shared today on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/alpacalover627/posts/608094830394715

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  43. David HollingsworthNovember 29, 2021 at 7:51 PM

    Do you like Art?

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  44. Have you always wanted to be an author?

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  45. Shared on Pinterest today.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1057642293711663802

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  46. David HollingsworthNovember 30, 2021 at 6:25 PM

    What are your least favorite things about being an author?

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  47. Shared on Pinterest today.
    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/1057642293711674043

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  48. Do you have a favorite flavor of cake that you especially enjoy? Today I'm having a slice of coconut cake with lunch.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  49. David HollingsworthDecember 1, 2021 at 8:08 PM

    What's your favorite bad movie?

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  50. What's your Throwback Thursday song?

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  51. Will you be writing more or less during this busy month?

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  52. What is your favorite meal using cooked turkey?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  53. David HollingsworthDecember 2, 2021 at 8:46 PM

    What's your favorite Christmas food?

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  54. What is your favorite book that you have ever read?

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  55. What's your favourite genre of music?

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  56. Willl you be doing a book signing?

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  57. LAST DAY.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  58. What is your favorite thing to bake?

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  59. Do you prefer to drink eggnog or hot chocolate?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  60. Sounds like a book, thanks for sharing.

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  61. Irishmen are fascinating and I love the premise of this book!

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  62. Does Sugar Baby get a prominent role in your book? Is she based on a real life pet? I love reading about beloved pets in fiction!

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  63. Thank you for being awesome and talented!! Happy Holidays!!!!

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