Friday, July 22, 2022

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: The Time Traveling Matchmaker (Time Traveling Matchmakers #1) by Janie Emaus

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for The Time Traveling Matchmaker by Janie Emaus. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a great guest post about what era the author would love to time travel to if she could. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 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 Time Traveling Matchmaker
Series: Time Traveling Matchmakers #1
Author: Janie Emaus
Publication Date: July 25th 2022
Print Length: 224 pages
Genre: Time Travel Romance
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In The Time Traveling Matchmaker, love takes on a new meaning when soul mates are brought together through time and space.

Like every goal-oriented twenty-something, Jessica Singleton, an aspiring filmmaker, is obsessed with finding her future as quickly as possible. What she doesn't know is that the future is obsessed with finding her, too. Renn Porter, an agent with Time Traveling Matchmaker's Inc, blasts back in time - and into her life- in order to transport Jessica to the soul mate who has paid for this service...in the future. But things turn dangerous when it's revealed that Renn has been sent after his own soul mate.

Caught between two times, Jessica and Renn must struggle to stay alive. Falling in love is the biggest risk either of them has ever taken - because, as they are destined to learn, the very existence of Time Traveling Matchmakers, Inc. rests in Jessica's hands.

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EXCERPT:
Ever was a word that didn’t do well alone. It goes much better with happily and after. The way my life used to be. The way I thought it never would be again after David, and then along came Renn. And the world opened up, even better than before. His lips. His touch. His eyes. His voice. There wasn’t room in my mind for thoughts of anything else.

It didn’t matter that he claimed he came from the future. Maybe he did. So many things in this world defy logic. Especially love.

Please, God, bring him back to me.

My stomach growled. I opened the fridge again and picked up the healthiest looking apple, one without any bruises.

The apple tasted sour. I spit the skin into my hand and tossed the whole thing in the trash. The fabric in my pocket grew warm.

“Jessica.”

I spun around. Renn leaned against the wall, his trench coat open to expose a silky blue shirt. His lemony scent drifted into the room.

“It’s you,” I said, stating the obvious and feeling foolish for doing so.

His smile filled me with lightness.

“It’s me,” he said, as if he’d just returned from the store. In fact, he held a bag of donuts.

Donuts! He vanishes out of the bathroom and materializes out of thin air the next day with donuts?

A second later, the bag fell to the ground, and I was in his arms, kissing him. Putting the ever back into my life.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Janie Emaus believes when the world is falling apart, we’re just one laugh away from putting it together again. The Time Traveling Matchmaker is her debut adult novel. She is also the author of the blended holiday picture books, Latkes for Santa Claus, and the forthcoming Matzo Balls & Easter Eggs. Her essays, stories and articles have been published in numerous magazines, anthologies, and websites. In 2016 she won an honorary mention in the Erma Bombeck Writing competition.

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GUEST POST:
I'd love to travel one hundred years back to the Roaring 20s. No cell phones. No social media. Life wasn't perfect, but it seemed freer and happier. I'd go to Paris and hang out with F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Edith Wharton. How fun would that be? "Hello, Janie. Care to share a Gin Rickey with me?" "Why, yes, Mr. Fitzgerald." Well, I'm not sure what I would call him. My words would probably be stuck in my throat. Also, I loved the clothing and hairstyles of that time.
 
Sign me up for the next Time Travel Expedition - destination 1920. Hey, in 1922, no one could imagine carrying a small device that connected you to the world, allowed you to buy things, listen to music or send messages. Anything is possible!
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GIVEAWAY:
Janie Emaus will be awarding a $50 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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147 comments:

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

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    1. Hi Slehan - Thanks for stopping by. Good luck with the contest.

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  2. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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    1. Hi Jamie - Perseverance! I had this idea for many years and revised and revised. Submitted. Rejected. And so on. Just believe in yourself and don't give up. And of course, listen good feedback. I actually sold my first picture book, Latkes for Santa Claus, during a Pitmad event. Get involved and a writing community. And don't ever give up!

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  3. When I think of time travel and how I would love to go back in time ( as long as I can come back lol) I never thought about falling in love with someone in a different time. Intrigued and looking forward to reading.

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    1. Hi Katie - Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my book.

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  4. I wish I was a time traveler....and had a matchmaker.

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  5. this sounds like an interesting book

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my book.

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    1. Hi Nancy - I was intrigued with the concept and my characters arrived to tell the story!

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  7. I loved the excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Hi Debbi- Thanks! Good luck with the contest.

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  8. Time Travel is one of my favorite genres. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. I love time travel too. As do my characters!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it, Sherry. Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Wow. This sounds like a great book. Love the excerpt.

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    1. Hi Pag42 - Thanks about the excerpt. I hope you enjoy the book!

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  11. sounds like an awesome book! the title reminds me of 1 of my favorite movies.

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    1. Hi Stephanie- It could turn into a series, depending on how well the first book sells. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. This sounds like a really interesting book! Thanks!

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  13. David HollingsworthJuly 22, 2022 at 5:42 PM

    Happy Friday!

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  14. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  15. Great guest post and excerpt, The Time Traveling Matchmaker sounds like a fantastic book for me to enjoy! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a glorious TGIF!

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  16. Time Travel Romance is my absolute favorite! And this one sounds so good! Added to my TBR!

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    1. Hi Mick - If you're like me you have a high TBR pile. So thanks for adding my book!

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  17. Happy Friday! Thank you for sharing your guest post and book details, do you have any specific reading or writing plans for the weekend?

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    1. Hi Jamie- My latest obsession is swimming everyday to beat this unbearable heat and get some exercise. I always feel better after swimming laps.

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  19. Congratulations it looks fabulous!!

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

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  21. was it hard to design the cover

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  23. I love how the cover is a teaser.

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  24. Love the cover.

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  25. Sounds like a book I would enjoy reading. I like the time travel storyline.

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  26. How do you decide on a title?

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    1. I usually have trouble on titles, but this one was sort of easy. I had the title before I started writing. Slehan - Thanks for stopping by.

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  27. thanks this sounds like an amazing book

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  28. I enjoyed reading this excerpt - what a great read!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  29. I hope you have a great day!

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  30. David HollingsworthJuly 24, 2022 at 6:58 PM

    Happy Sunday!

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  31. I hope you had a nice weekend.

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  32. Have you read Err by Stephen King?

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  33. I have not read a time travel book- yet. After reading your excerpt -I would like to read this book-thanks

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  34. I think I would have a hard time putting this book down after starting to read it.

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    1. Hi Barbara - This is what every author loves to hear! Janie

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  35. The Time Traveling Matchmaker by author Janie Emaus sounds like an interesting time travel romance.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  36. Sounds like an interesting book.

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  37. What is your favorite type of candy?

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    1. Hi - Jamie. I don't eat much candy, but if I did it would be a Snickers! Janie

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  38. David HollingsworthJuly 25, 2022 at 9:53 PM

    What's your favorite book?

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  39. Are you working on another book?

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  40. What caused you to start writing?

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  41. how old were you when you started writing

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  42. David HollingsworthJuly 26, 2022 at 9:30 PM

    Happy Tuesday!

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  43. Happy to find a new to me author, I need more summer reads.

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  44. do you have any other books started

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  45. I'm with you! I also thing it would be fun to experience the Roaring 20s in person.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  46. What is your favourite breakfast treat?

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  47. David HollingsworthJuly 27, 2022 at 9:41 PM

    Have a good night.

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  48. Do you make writing notes on your phone when you're out and about?

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  49. did you always want to be a writer

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  50. David HollingsworthJuly 28, 2022 at 8:09 PM

    Do you ever take advice from other writers?

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  51. David HollingsworthJuly 29, 2022 at 6:02 PM

    Happy Friday!

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  52. Do you dream about a book you're writing?

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  53. is there an author that inspires you

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  54. What's your next book going to be about?

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  55. David HollingsworthJuly 30, 2022 at 5:20 PM

    Happy Saturday!

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  56. I love the excerpt. It's so hot that I have to fan myself to cool off.

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  57. thanks this excerpt sounds wonderful

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  58. David HollingsworthJuly 31, 2022 at 3:49 PM

    How are you doing these days?

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  59. Hope you are safe from weather problems.

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  60. I so want to read this one this summer sounds so good.
    heather

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  61. Are you a morning or a night person?

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  62. David HollingsworthAugust 1, 2022 at 9:15 PM

    Happy Monday!

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  63. David HollingsworthAugust 2, 2022 at 8:44 PM

    This book sounds really entertaining!

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  64. hope your book tour is going well

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  65. Where is the farthest place you've traveled?

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  66. David HollingsworthAugust 4, 2022 at 12:42 AM

    Hope your book will be a success!

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  67. hope you are enjoying the summer weather

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  68. Can't go wrong with Time Travel!

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  69. have a great weekend, thanks for the giveaway

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  70. David HollingsworthAugust 5, 2022 at 3:54 PM

    Happy Friday!

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  71. thanks this sounds like a very interesting book

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  72. David HollingsworthAugust 7, 2022 at 2:04 AM

    Happy Sunday!

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  73. hope you are having a great weekend

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  74. It sounds like Jessica Singleton is going to have lots of interesting adventures!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  75. Seyma Bennett ShabbirAugust 8, 2022 at 5:30 PM

    Sounds like a great read! I love sci fi and romance!

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  76. David HollingsworthAugust 9, 2022 at 1:40 AM

    Happy Tuesday!

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  77. Did you take a vacation this year?

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  78. hope your book tour is going great

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  79. Seyma Bennett ShabbirAugust 10, 2022 at 3:46 PM

    When you travel, do you incorporate those locations into your stories? Do you plan vacations with the idea of using them in your stories. Love the excerpt!

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  80. How are you doing today!

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  81. do you have any other books started

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  82. sounds like a fun one

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  83. Yes the "flapper" time would have been a "kick", lol.

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  84. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  85. Tell me about your favourite vacation!

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  86. David HollingsworthAugust 12, 2022 at 12:18 AM

    Happy Friday!

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  87. Which author do you most admire?

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  88. I have not read very many books that have to do with the idea of time travel.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  89. thanks have a wonderful weekend

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  90. Love that this involves time travel. Sounds like a really good read.

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  91. Sounds like something I’d love to read!

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