Friday, January 14, 2022

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: The Nanny Song by Misty Mount

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for The Nanny Song by Misty Mount. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a fun 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: The Nanny Song
Author: Misty Mount
Publication Date: May 10th 2018
Print Length: 320 pages
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
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A dismal pall hangs over the Colt residence. Since the death of his wife, Brendan Colt has struggled to care for his children, Kason and Meela. Each is lost in their own deep grief, but there is more to this family than meets the eye.

After her tumultuous childhood, Mallory Riscoe has deftly avoided change. But her life is due for an upheaval when she’s fired from her sales associate position and takes on the role of nanny in the Colt household.

Mallory soon realizes she might have taken on more than she can handle when she finds more than two mischievous children haunting the grand, creaky house. If it isn’t the children’s brash uncle or schoolyard bullies, she finds herself confronted with strange sounds coming from the attic and suspicious late-night behavior from Brendan Colt himself.

It’s only when Mallory begins to feel a connection between not just herself and the children but their father too, that an unspeakable secret is uncovered. Is this new bond—and possibly Mallory's life itself—now at risk?

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EXCERPT:
The old house seemed to come alive at night with unknown creaking and moaning sounds. It was as if the attic was whispering to the cellar, the home’s nighttime voices snaking up pipes and linking below the floors. It was no wonder Meela was afraid to go to bed alone.

Mallory gazed up at the ceiling, wide awake and speculating. The room was so dark that the white plaster overhead appeared blackish-gray in color. Every noise in the room was strikingly evident and relentlessly pestering: the clock on the nightstand, the squeaky bed frame, even Mallory’s own heartbeat. A new scuffle resonated into the room from somewhere out in the hallway.

Mallory froze, all other sounds hushed in the background of her ears. It seemed as if something was moving very slowly down the length of the hallway in front of her room, advancing closer and closer. Then, just as abruptly as it had started, the noise stopped. Silence engulfed the atmosphere like a dull static in her ears and Mallory wondered if she had imagined the noise completely. After a few seconds went by, she sighed and shifted in bed. That’s when a definite metallic squeaking sound started, and Mallory bolted upright.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Misty Mount has written since age five and was first published at fourteen. She resides in Wichita, Kansas.







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GUEST POST:
- What is your favorite romance trope and why?

Even though tropes are considered “no-no” territory for writers, I think we all go there at least once or twice per story. It’s hard to resist, especially when some of these done-to-death plot devices are so tried and true, evoking all the good “feels.” And besides, even if we manage to avoid them in our own writing, who says we can’t enjoy them in other people’s?

I think my favorite would probably have to be the apology kiss that turns into a make-out session. You know, when one partner goes in for the kiss, immediately regrets it, pulls back and begins to apologize profusely for their impulsive behavior. Somewhere mid-sorry the other partner makes a dive for their lips, letting them know that the kiss was actually welcome, and it’s all rosy from there.

Even though this scene has been done countless times in books and movies, it could still go either way. (Characters do behave differently, and this is where sometimes other tropes come in to play, like the “slap after the kiss.”) So there’s always a bit of anticipation followed by (hopefully) relief after this one is played out. Anyway, that’s my favorite romantic trope. What’s yours?
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GIVEAWAY:
Misty Mount 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, the entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility for this giveaway.)

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32 comments:

  1. I would so enjoy reading this book and I like the cover too.

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    1. I'm so glad! I hope you get a chance to read it! :) Thanks!

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  2. Looking forward to reading your book!

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  3. Sounds great, thank you for sharing.

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  4. Sounds like a good read. Thanks.

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  5. very pretty cover, congrats on the release

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

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    1. Thanks, Susan! I'm so glad the cover turned out well!

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  7. I enjoyed the excerpt and the guest post, Misty, I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, which sounds like a captivating read and I like the cover! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much for following my tour! I hope you get a chance to read it. Thanks so much for your encouraging words! They made my day!

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  8. This sounds like a book full of twists and turns as well as a romance.

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  9. looks like a fun one

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

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  11. I enjoy reading enemies to lovers the most

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  12. Happy Friday! Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details, I hope that you have enjoyed your book tour and I wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors, I am looking forward to reading your stories

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    1. Aww, thanks so much! You're very welcome. I hope you're having a great weekend. Thanks for checking out my book and I hope you enjoy if you ever get a chance to read in the future. :)

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