Friday, June 10, 2022

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Sweetwater Promise by January Bain

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Sweetwater Promise by January Bain. 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 $35 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: Sweetwater Promise
Author: January Bain
Publication Date: June 6th 2022
Print Length: 301 pages
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
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Follow your heart to Sweetwater.

Daisey Winslow loves her small town of Sweetwater, but wonders how she’d fare living and working in a big city. Just as she’s decided to take a job in New York, along comes Deputy Sheriff Jack Samson.

Her polar opposite, Jack left the mean streets to return to Sweetwater’s peace and quiet, ready to find that special someone and raise a family, and the more time Daisey spends with him, the calmer her itchy feet get and the duller the big-city lights shine.

When she comes across the diary of her seven-times-great grandmother, reading her poignant words with the simple message, follow your heart, make Daisey question her decisions.

But Daisey’s not quite ready to give up on her dreams before she’s even started living them, however…what if the dashing lawman can fill her head—and her heart—with different, closer-to-home desires? Ones they can share?

Readers of Jenny Hale, Carolyn Brown, and Susan Mallery will love this fun, flirty, poignant, and feel-good small-town romance.

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EXCERPT:
Rose gave a sigh of pleasure. “Ah, that’s our new deputy sheriff, Jack Samson. Just arrived yesterday. Don’t you love a handsome lawman in a fancy hat?”

“Yeah.” I forced myself to turn away from the mouth-watering, outstanding view and focus on Cousin Rose. “Spill.”

She’s always in the loop. Everyone came to the Prairie Rose Café, thanks to the welcoming smile and warm greeting of the proprietor. Her food—the best in North Dakota. Her chicken and dumplings are amazing, and don’t get me started on her world-famous cinnamon apple raisin pie. My only defense against being as wide as I am tall is running. Though I do have an admirable petite shape, sort of Jessica Rabbitesque in the right light.

“He’s single and worked for the NYPD. Can you believe it?” Rose shook her head with feigned surprise. “And he chose to come back to Sweetwater. Fancy that, eh?” She gave me a smug smile like she’d just placed her Ace of Hearts on a winning poker hand.

“Huh. Very odd choice.” I wouldn’t let her trump it. “Samson. Old family name. He related to any of them?”

Rose nodded. “Yup. All of them. Came over on the Mayflower, like us. His parents moved to New York when he was five or six, so he wasn’t with us long and it was before either of us were born.”

Deputy Sheriff Samson not only wears a hat well, he’s one of our own. I can only hope he’s prepared to share all that big city expertise.

The deputy had stopped and was helping Tim, who was struggling with the oversized banner. Even from across the street it was obvious that Jack Samson was in prime condition. Made me want to head to the gym for a complete workout. I’m a bit too much of a fan of Rose’s apple pie and my personal favorite, rum-soaked-raisin oatmeal cookies. I’d already packed a few dozen for the wagon train trip. No point in taking chances.

“He’s a bit old for you,” Rose pointed out, arching a well-groomed brow at me. “Mid-thirties, I think. The scuttlebutt is he’s come home to Sweetwater to settle down with no intention of leaving. Unlike you.”

More movement out of the picture window caught my attention. A familiar black and white cat shot out of the narrow gap between the Barnes & Sons Hardware and Alice’s Flower Shoppe. Five-year-old Luke Barnes bounded out next, short legs pumping, his blond hair standing straight on end in the newest rage. Knowing both ends of Main Street were already blocked off to traffic due to the Ferris wheel perched at one end and the music stage on the other kept my heart rate from accelerating. Besides, Luke was always trying to corral Bandit, the aptly named one-year-old feline who was forever on the lam.

The new guy let go of his end of the banner he’d been helping Tim with and it slumped to the street in a colorful heap. He jumped to the little boy’s aid, dashing after the runaway feline and nabbing the tiny creature in a few broad steps. Then he leaned down and handed over the squirming furry body to the young boy, making sure Luke had a good grip on his constant buddy before letting go. Hmm. Good reflexes too. Didn’t even lose his awesome hat in the proceedings.

The deputy patted the boy on the head, then headed back and finished helping Tim secure the banner. A diner at the Prairie Rose Café witnessed an incident in the street this fine July morning and reports the newly arrived Deputy Sheriff Samson rescued Luke Barnes’s cat, Bandit. Little does he know that it’s a daily occurrence and he’d best invest in a ladder forthwith.

If I was a romance author, oh my, what I couldn’t do with the new hero. I laid my hand over my heart, imagining the juicy adjectives I could so easily spill out onto the page. Triple sigh. Words like dashing, scintillating, powerful, alpha…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
January Bain loves being a storyteller. To share the tales of high adventure, mysteries, and full-blown thrillers she has dreamed of all her life since she taught herself to read as a child. The story you now have in your hands is a very special novel that comes from the heart. She hopes to create books that features strong women who live life to the fullest, wild adventures full of twists and unforeseen turns, and hot complicated men who aren’t afraid to take risks. She can only hope her stories will capture your imagination as they do hers.

If you are looking for January Bain, you can find her hard at work every morning without fail in her office with her furry baby, Ling Ling. And, of course, she’s married to the most romantic man! Who once famously remarked to her inquiry about buying fresh flowers for their home every week, “Give me one good reason why not?” Leaving her speechless and knocking her head against the proverbial wall for being so darn foolish. She loves flowers.

If you wish to connect in the virtual world she is easily found on Facebook. Oh, and she loves to talk books…

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GIVEAWAY:
January Bain will be awarding a $35 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 over this giveaway.)

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80 comments:

  1. Good Morning to you! Thanks for having me as a guest on your blog! I hope that if anyone has any questions for me, they won't hesitate to ask. Thanks, and have a lovely day! The weekend is upon us! Hugs, January

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  2. This sounds like such a wonderful story.

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    1. Thank you, the story has a great deal of meaning to me. Mother and daughter problems can be difficult, but I think Daisy made out all right!

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  3. How do you think we should warn future inhabitants of earth about nuclear waste?

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    1. How do you think we should warn them?

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  4. Sounds good, the cover is lovely.

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    1. Thanks, Rita, I think they did a lovely job too!

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  5. The cover the looks really good. Sounds like a great story.

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  6. love the cover, this sounds like a great book

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  7. Beautiful boquet on the cover. Sounds like a good read and am looking forward to the Sweetwater backdrop for this romance read.

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  8. January, you write several different genres. What's your favorite genre to write?

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    1. Hi Kim, I have to admit my fav genre is the one I'm writing at that moment! I have eclectic tastes, wanting to savor everything during the short time we get to be on this Goldilocks planet! Thanks for the question. Wishing you a lovely weekend! Hugs, January

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  9. Looks like such a sweet read. Thank you

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  10. Fantastic excerpt, Sweetwater Promise sounds like a wonderful read for me and the cover is very nice! Thanks for sharing it with me and have an amazing TGIF!

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    1. Thank you, Stormy, wishing you a lovely weekend as well!

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  11. Thanks for all the lovely comments about the book and cover! Wishing you all a lovely weekend! Hugs, January

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  12. Happy Friday! Do you have any reading or writing plans for the weekend?

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  14. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  15. Good book for Spring reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  16. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  17. Sweetwater Promise sounds like a wonderful read for me and the cover is very nice! Good Luck with your book and Thank you for this great giveaway.

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  18. David HollingsworthJune 11, 2022 at 1:59 AM

    The cover is lovely.

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  19. If you could stay one age forever, which one would it be, and why?

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  20. Sounds fascinating. Would really love to read the book.

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  21. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  22. This sounds like a book that would be great for summer reading!

    Nancy
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  23. love the cover!

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  24. What author do you most admire?

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  25. Would you ever be willing to take a cruise? To where?

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

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  27. When do you think you could have used a second chance in life?

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  28. Do you relax on the weekends?

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  29. Are you glad when a book is finished?

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  30. David HollingsworthJune 14, 2022 at 6:28 PM

    Happy Tuesday!

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  31. How do you handle very hot weather?

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  32. The cover of Sweetwater Promise by author January Bain is very attractive.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  33. David HollingsworthJune 17, 2022 at 2:38 AM

    Do you listen to podcasts?

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  34. Have you started another book yet?

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  35. David HollingsworthJune 18, 2022 at 10:24 PM

    Happy Saturday!

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  36. I love the idea of an ancestor's journal inspiring Daisey

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  37. Luv to read thrillers that just won't allow me to put them down, have to start on page one and go until it is finished.

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  38. Good luck on all your endeavors.

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  39. David HollingsworthJune 20, 2022 at 4:18 PM

    Happy Monday!

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  40. Author January Bain's book Sweetwater Promise has a very pretty floral cover.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. Any advice for someone starting a new job?

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  42. This sweet contemporary romance sounds like a delightful summer time read.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  43. When was your latest celebration?

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  44. David HollingsworthJune 22, 2022 at 5:08 PM

    Hope you're keeping cool during this heat.

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  45. sounds like a fun one

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  46. Do you have any other passions besides writing?

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  47. David HollingsworthJune 23, 2022 at 6:45 PM

    Happy Thursday!

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  48. Do you ever take notes when you're out and about?

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  49. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  50. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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  51. My favorite...sweet romance. Beautiful cover and I am in agreement about the flowers!

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  52. David HollingsworthJune 24, 2022 at 6:31 PM

    Happy Friday!

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  53. Do you have any advice for getting some sleep?

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  54. It seems like opposites attract and I like reading Small Town Romance.

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  55. Sweetwater Promise by author January Bain sounds like a charming and sweet book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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