Friday, December 31, 2021

Book Blast and Giveaway - Their New Year's Beginning (The Fortunes of Texas: The Wedding Gift #1) by Michelle Major

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Their New Year's Beginning by Michelle Major. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blast wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Their New Year's Beginning
Series: The Fortunes of Texas: The Wedding Gift #1
Author: Michelle Major
Publication Date: December 28th 2021
Print Length: 236 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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At the stroke of midnight, a stranger’s kiss changes everything…

Brian Fortune doesn’t think he will ever find the woman he kissed at his brother's New Year's wedding. So when the search for the provenance of a mysterious gift leads him into a local antique store a few days later, he's stunned to find Emmaline Lewis, proprietor—and mystery kisser! Surprise turns to shock when he realizes that she's also six months pregnant. Brian has never been the type to commit—and he’s really not ready to become a family man in one fell swoop! But suddenly he knows he’ll do anything to stay at Emmaline's side—for good…

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EXCERPT:
I do need you. So much. Emmaline’s heart pounded with all the things she wanted to say to him. But those things would just make her look like a bigger fool. She’d already let her heart stay in the lead for far too long.

“I’m a soon-to-be single mother living in a small town in Texas.” She pointed a finger at him. “You’re a big-city bachelor who likes your freedom and your uncomplicated life. I’m a box of complications, Brian.”

“The past month has seemed simple enough to me,” he murmured. “Why does that have to change?”

Because I’m in love with you, she wanted to scream. But she didn’t. It was bad enough that she felt as though she was dying on the inside. She couldn’t bring herself to invite outright rejection from him. If he wanted more, he’d tell her.

“We’ve had fun,” she said, which was only a tiny bit of the truth between them. “I’ll keep up the research on the sculpture and let you know if I find anything.”

“That’s it?” He blew out a long breath.

“Is there something more?” she asked, hoping beyond hope that he’d give her some sign that her fears weren’t founded. All she needed was one tiny reason to launch herself into his arms and ask him to stay.

Their gazes held, and she could almost feel the current of electricity running between them. Emmaline wanted to believe that Brian would tell her something more. That he would give her what she needed to hear, the admission of love she was too afraid to say to him.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today bestselling author Michelle Major loves stories of new beginnings, second chances and always a happily ever after. An avid hiker and avoider of housework, she lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains with her husband, two teenagers, and a menagerie of spoiled furbabies.


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GIVEAWAY:
Michelle Major will be awarding a $20 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 and the author assume all responsibility with this giveaway.)

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36 comments:

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

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    1. I'm so glad you think so! Have a wonderful new year!

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  2. Thanks for having me today. I hope everyone is excited for 2022!

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt and Their New Year's Beginning sounds like a wonderful romance for me to read! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a happy & successful New Year!

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  4. David HollingsworthDecember 31, 2021 at 4:43 PM

    The cover is nice.

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  5. Nice cover. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. This book will be put on my list of Books to be read next

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  7. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  8. Do you eat "lucky" foods on New Year's Day?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  9. Brian tells Emmaline the words she wants to hear. It looks like a sweet romance.

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  10. David HollingsworthJanuary 1, 2022 at 9:36 PM

    Hope your New Year's was neat.

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  11. Do you make New Year's Resolutions at the start of the new year?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. I like the cover and excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. David HollingsworthJanuary 2, 2022 at 6:59 PM

    This book sounds good.

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  14. What author do you most admire?

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  15. sounds like a fun one

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  16. what is your favorite book of all time?

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  17. David HollingsworthJanuary 3, 2022 at 7:32 PM

    What is your favorite thing to do when you're taking a break?

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  18. Do you set an alarm so you don't write for too long at a stretch?

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  19. The book sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Do you have a favorite soup that you enjoy cooking or eating? I am cooking a white bean soup with ham today.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  21. You are amazing and so creative!

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  22. David HollingsworthJanuary 4, 2022 at 8:17 PM

    What is your favorite method of de-stressing?

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  23. How long did it take you to write this book?

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  24. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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