Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Alonso (Last Man Standing #5) by Allison Wells

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for the Last Man Standing series by various authors. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from Alonso, the fifth book in the series, by Allison Wells. There's also the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win either a $20 or $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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ABOUT THE SERIES:
You know who he is... the confirmed bachelor. The fellow who claims no woman will ever tempt him enough to succumb. Cupid will never hit his mark.

Well, guess what? We’ve got fourteen feisty heroines who are about to change their minds.

**Available exclusively on Kindle Unlimited.**

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Title: Alonso
Series: Last Man Standing #5
Author: Allison Wells
Publisher: Well Versed Publications
Publication Date: August 17th 2022
Print Length: 124 pages
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance
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Love is a bad word according to news producer Alonso Ortiz. So is the name Piper Campbell. He’s determined to avoid both until the latter becomes his new partner and on-air talent at Action News.

The name Alonso is a curse in the mind of Piper Campbell. After leaving her cheating fiancé and arriving for a new reporter position at Action News, she’s cursing the name even more when she realizes her old nemesis is now her producer.

Daggers and sparks fly as these two do their best to remain icy toward one another despite the growing heat between them. Can they work together and keep it strictly business? Or, will the last man standing fall for the woman he once loathed?

**Available exclusively on Kindle Unlimited**

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EXCERPT:
Piper Campbell was back in Savannah. And I would be babysitting her for the foreseeable future. I walked into work Monday afternoon and was greeted by a name plaque on Jennifer’s old desk that read Piper Campbell in a clear, professional font. There could only be one Piper Campbell at Action News. I swallowed hard and prayed that there was some other young reporter with that name.

Hadn’t she moved somewhere up north? I had mostly lost track of her after I graduated from SCAD, but the alumni newsletter had said something about her getting a reporter position in another state a few years ago.

If the people at work thought I was goofy and disorganized now, they hadn’t seen anything compared to me in college. I partied too hard, I talked too loud, it was a miracle I had graduated at all.

I graduated a semester late, but I graduated. Piper and I interned at Action News together and shared a handful of classes. She, for whatever reason, hated me. Which was fine, because I thought she was a stuck-up snob in school. An extremely sexy and well put together snob, but still.

Despite her snobbery, I had nursed a crush on Piper Campbell for the two years I knew her in college. She was poised and organized and sure of her place in the world. I was chaotic, loud, and as unconfident as one got. When we got the internships at Action News together, I had been thrilled. Until I nearly ruined her career over a stupid prank.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Allison Wells is a wife, mother, and sweet tea addict. Allison writes in two genres - Christian Women's FIction and Sweet Romance. She writes what she calls "gritty Christian fiction," books that show the hard truths of life but ultimately are stories of redemption in the end. Her sweet romances are clean and fun with a dose of laughter (the best medicine). She loves to bring a word of hope to readers worldwide. Her motto is, "Life is short, eat the Oreos."

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GIVEAWAY:
The authors will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to one randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter and a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to another 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 authors assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

165 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun book.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  2. This is such a wonderful series - and looks like such fun to read!

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  3. Thank you for featuring our wonderful series.

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    1. You're welcome, Nancy! Always a pleasure to feature any book or series you're involved with <3

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog to leave a comment <3

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  5. Thank you so much for hosting!

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    1. You're very welcome! Thanks for visiting my blog. <3

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  6. Love this series. Thanks for hosting!

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  7. Fantastic excerpt, Alonso sounds like an excellent read and I am looking forward to reading all of the Last Man Standing books!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!

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

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  9. I just finished this book and it is adorable!!

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  10. this sounds like an amazing book, congrats

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  11. The book sounds interesting. r.d1@myfairpoint.net

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  12. This sounds like a wonderful book.

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  13. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, Alonso sounds like an awesome read and I am looking forward to it. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and book details and the series' details as well

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  14. David HollingsworthAugust 17, 2022 at 11:06 PM

    Happy Wednesday!

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

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  16. was it hard to chose the cover

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  17. I love Alonso's smile, it's so charming. Good luck on the release!

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  18. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  19. David HollingsworthAugust 19, 2022 at 1:08 AM

    Happy Friday!

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  21. hope you have a very creative weekend

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  22. David HollingsworthAugust 20, 2022 at 6:26 PM

    Happy Saturday!

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  23. David HollingsworthAugust 21, 2022 at 3:28 PM

    Happy Sunday!

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  24. Do you check to see if there is another book with the title you chose?

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  25. David HollingsworthAugust 22, 2022 at 9:13 PM

    Do you like Winter?

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  26. I like the excerpt. What is your favorite beverage to have on hand while writing?

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  27. David HollingsworthAugust 23, 2022 at 5:35 PM

    Happy Tuesday!

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  28. is there an author that inspires you

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  29. David HollingsworthAugust 24, 2022 at 7:05 PM

    Sounds a great book!

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  30. Have you made an effort to make more author friends lately?

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  31. Is anyone in your immediate family an author?

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  32. David HollingsworthAugust 25, 2022 at 5:41 PM

    Happy Thursday!

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  33. How do you think the world will end?

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  34. Sweet Contemporary Romance - love this genre along with the title and cover!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  35. another week gone quickly happy writing

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  36. David HollingsworthAugust 26, 2022 at 6:09 PM

    Congrats on the book!

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  37. Sweet Contemporary Romance - I love this genre!
    Along with the fantastic cover.
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  38. It sounds like there's lots of interesting adventures when fourteen feisty heroines take on the same number of confirmed bachelors!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  39. Do you have characters living in your head?

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  40. I like everything about this book - genre title and cover!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  41. David HollingsworthAugust 28, 2022 at 6:29 PM

    How was your weekend?

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  42. I like learning "about the author"

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  43. It sounds like there are lots of interesting characters to be met in the Last Man Standing series!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  44. David HollingsworthAugust 29, 2022 at 8:20 PM

    Do you like cats or dogs?

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  45. I definitely prefer clean romances, nothing makes me more uncomfortable than reading about complex sexual situations 😂😂

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  46. David HollingsworthAugust 31, 2022 at 4:03 AM

    Happy Wednesday!

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  47. sounds like a wonderful book, thanks

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  48. What is your plan for children's literacy rates increasing?

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  49. So many men, so little time 😂😂😂

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  50. September already, happy writing

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  51. does the hot weather affect your writing

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  52. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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  53. David HollingsworthSeptember 2, 2022 at 9:27 PM

    Are you looking forward to Fall?

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  54. If you could have any super power, what would it be?

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  55. What are your plans for Labor Day?

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  56. What, to you, are the most important elements of good writing?

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  57. did you always want to be a writer

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  58. How do you come up with ideas for books?

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  59. David HollingsworthSeptember 4, 2022 at 7:25 PM

    Have a safe weekend!

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  60. Have a good Labor Day weekend.

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  61. Who inspired you when you first began to write?

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  62. Are any characters based on people you know in real life?

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  63. what are you forward to most this Fall

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  64. It would be interesting to see the process of how they pick the photographs of the men that are on the covers of these books!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  65. David HollingsworthSeptember 6, 2022 at 6:42 PM

    Happy Tuesday!

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  66. Have you decorated for fall yet?

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  67. What’s your favorite TV show? Mine is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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  68. David HollingsworthSeptember 7, 2022 at 6:40 PM

    Do you listen to podcasts?

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  69. do you have any other books started

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  70. David HollingsworthSeptember 9, 2022 at 2:19 AM

    What's your favorite soup?

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  71. What inspired the idea for your book?

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  72. at what age did you start writing

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  73. If you could run a store selling anything, what would it be?

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  74. What author do you most admire?

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  75. I know that many readers enjoy Sweet Contemporary Romances like these books.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  76. Do you ever read your own books?

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  77. did you take a vacation this year

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  78. How many books do you read each year?

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  79. What projects are you currently working on?

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  80. What other titles did you think about for this book?

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  81. What’s your favorite movie?

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  82. What's your favorite day of the week?

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  83. How many books do read per year?

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  84. What was your favourite comic strip?

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  85. congrats on the release, hope all is going well

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  86. Have you always dreamed of being an author??

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  87. What's your favorite movie?

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  88. I hope you are having a good day.

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  89. Do you like musicals?

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  90. What is your favourite unsolved mystery?

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  91. Do you like working with your editor?

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  92. is there a time of year you tend to write more

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  93. I hope y’all have a happy Friday!

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  94. What's your favorite snack?

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  95. What book to you like to re-read?

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  96. Do you like poetry?

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  97. is there an author that inspires you

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  98. The photos shown exhibit an interesting cast of book characters.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol.com

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  99. Who's your favorite author?

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  100. is there a quiet place you go to write

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  101. looks like a fun one

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  102. Christina Gail PearceSeptember 19, 2022 at 10:06 PM

    I can't wait to read it!

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  103. I'm hearing crickets. Do you have crickets where you live?

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  104. to you tend to writer more in fall or winter

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  105. This looks like a lot of interesting reading that many people will enjoy.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  106. Sounds like a great book! Who’s your favorite author?

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  107. Ready for Fall?

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