Thursday, December 9, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Stop the Clock (Golden Chains #3) by Cassie Swindon

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Stop the Clock by Cassie Swindon. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 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: Stop the Clock
Series: Golden Chains #3
Author: Cassie Swindon
Publication Date: November 18th 2021
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Raelyn Bell has already experienced death and loss. Her family is falling apart at the seams. Despite her fears that Zohaib will hurt the few people she has left, Raelyn is still determined to prove him guilty. But this villain’s hunger for more power threatens to rip her and Kody apart.

To save Raelyn from being captured, Kody Walsh makes a deal with the devil and is dragged across the border to the middle of a rainforest by Zohaib’s hostile force. Commanded to complete unimaginable tasks for the sake of the enemy, Kody’s stakes couldn’t be higher.

Raelyn desperately seeks for any way to rescue Kody and has to decide if she can trust her mother for help after all they have been through. Can they see this journey through without losing their lives—and each other?

**The eBook is free!**

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EXCERPT:
Kody swallowed hard and patted the side of his pants where he stored the engagement ring and pocket watch. When he had proposed to Raelyn for the seventh time, her face fogged over, and he wondered what was holding her back. Kody would still stand by her side if the baby was Phoenix's, so why was she so hesitant?

I know how much she loves me.

Kody walked to the back room and dug in the bottom of his emergency pack, a bag he kept full of supplies in case they needed to escape in a hurry. At the bottom, he felt the phone and pulled it out, pocketing the device before Raelyn or Liam spotted it.

“I need to go skin the deer.” He charged past them without meeting Raelyn’s eye. If she caught his gaze, she’d know in an instant that he had been hiding something from her for five months.

Usually, he thrived in the woods, yet tonight, the natural sounds under the brilliant, blue-mooned night turned unsettling. Squinting and shielding his eyes from the wind, Kody snuck through the frigid darkness. An owl hooted, and strong wings flapped, making him look up for the source, but he only saw stars freckling the night sky. Halfway down a hill, he tried to mask his footsteps but slipped and skidded to a spot he knew had cell reception. His body shivered, and muscles tightened together as if trying to cluster up into a ball.

The phone’s screen lit up. Kody rubbed his temple, then quickly dialed Dabbott’s number before changing his mind.

She picked up on the first ring. “Walsh?”

It was so good to hear someone from his team. “Yes. Are we clear to talk?”

“Roger, that. Are you safe?”

“Yes. I need info on Zohaib.”

“He’s two hours from your location.”

A giant knot formed in his throat. “Is he in custody?”

“No.” She paused. “We think Zohaib’s looking for Raelyn.”

Suddenly, visions swarmed the wintery scene like he was drowning in a drug of dreams. Agonizing memories jabbed his mind like the point of a spear. Raelyn laid in a pool of blood with a piece of metal sticking out of her stomach. The nightmare that had ripped him to pieces every single night for months returned, refusing to subside.

Kody shook his head.

It’s not real. It’s not real.

He clenched his jaw tightly. “That won’t happen. I won’t let Zohaib near Raelyn.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Instead of the boring bio info, here’s some interesting tidbits about the author:

• Tackled her father for a pair of Michael Phelps’ personal goggles

• Cried when the Cubs won the World Series

• Met husband freshman year of college- a blizzard & tequila may have been involved

• Moved cross-country by the flip of a coin

• Mutated into a zombie when daughter was born in 2013, then again 17 months later when her son was born

• Evacuated from a boat crash in the Atlantic during a whale watching tour

• Witnessed a wild horse pack galloping through the Rockies

• Cofounded a three-person Beanie Baby Club in the 90s- in a treehouse

• Snorkeled in The Great Barrier Reef

• Broke her foot when pretending to be a Baywatch lifeguard

• Stranded in a Cancun lagoon while jet skiing

• Crunched the back of a Dodge Neon against a wall while transporting a Medieval knight to a pub

• Invented a symbol language to pass notes to her best friend in high school

• Swung off a rope swing of a pirate ship in Aruba

• Backpacked through Italy

• Stole plaques showing what swim records she broke

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GIVEAWAY:
Cassie Swindon will be awarding a $10 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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60 comments:

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

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  2. It sounds like an interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Your bio sounds so interesting! Thank you for your giveaway.
    Merry Christmas

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  4. this sounds like a great book, thanks

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  5. What a lovely blitz, cool, cheers!

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  7. Sounds like a great suspense story. I like the cover.

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  8. Are you currently working on another book?

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  9. Stop the Clock sounds like a fascinating read and I am looking forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a magical holiday season!

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  10. I hope you and your family have a great time and you are such a great writer :)

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  11. When you were young, did you take formal swimming lessons?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. What was the most interesting thing you saw when you were snorkeling in The Great Barrier Reef?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. Do you enjoy decorating for the holidays or is it more of a chore?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  14. Do you write more in the Winter?

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  15. During the holidays, do you put a wreath on your front door?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  16. Do you have a favorite peppermint treat that you enjoy around the holidays?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  17. Will you be spending time with loved ones this holiday season?

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  18. Will you find time to write this month?

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  19. What is your favorite holiday cookie?

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  20. i hope you had a great weekend

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  21. How long did it take to edit your book?

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  22. The book sounds like a lot of fun to read & I love the cover.

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  23. For a holiday meal, would you rather have ham or turkey?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  24. Do you prefer mashed potatoes or stuffing as a holiday side item?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. Does your family do anything special for Boxing Day?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  26. I hope you had a great holiday :)

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  27. Do you have a favorite soup that you like to make and/or eat when the weather is cold?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  28. Nice excerpt and the book sounds interesting love to read it too.

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  29. Do you enjoy the "thrill of the hunt" of after Christmas clearance shopping either in person or online?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  30. I really like the cover and think the book sounds great to read.

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  31. Do you like having leftovers after the holidays? I love baking a big ham and then having leftovers that week plus more to put in the freezer!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  32. Sounds like a real page turner.
    heather
    hgtempaddy

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  33. Do you have any unique or special traditions for celebrating New Year's Eve?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  34. I hope you are having a good day

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  35. I hope that you, your family and friends and all the readers here have a happy, healthy and safe 2022!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  36. Are you glad when a book is finished?

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  37. Have a fun safe and fun night :)

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