Friday, August 12, 2022

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: LOVIN' YOU Crazy (Love & Lies in Paradise #2) by Nora LeDuc

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for LOVIN' YOU Crazy by Nora LeDuc. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. 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 blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: LOVIN' YOU Crazy
Series: Love & Lies in Paradise #2
Author: Nora LeDuc
Publication Date: July 10th 2022
Print Length: 278 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery Romance
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Murder suspect Thomasina (Tommie) Murphy gambles on her childhood friend, an untested, smart PI to clear her name and bury her secrets.

Tommie Murphy is shocked to discover her dinner host shot dead in his elegant, Florida home. As the police examine her past relationship with a jailed convict, she becomes the prime suspect in the homicide. While Tommie pushes fast-forward on changing her impetuous lifestyle, a death threat left on her car warns that the killer has plans for her, too. Desperate, she turns to her former next-door neighbor, PI Jace Jackson. Yet, if she wants his help, she’ll have to break the promise she made to herself, never trust a man.

Jace knows he’s in trouble the moment Tommie, his long-time crush, suddenly shows up. She's looking for something, and he always has difficulty denying her requests. When she proposes hiring him, he refuses. After all, he investigates cheating spouses and insurance frauds. However, the challenge of her case and Tommie’s need for protection persuade him to finally accept. As days pass, he worries she’s hiding evidence. Soon, he discovers the truth that nothing is what it seems, especially the woman he secretly loves.

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EXCERPT:
Soft classical music was playing. He’d had her listen to one of his favorite songs during an online get-together. He’d explained opera was his first love, and he wanted to share it with her. She hadn’t had the heart to tell him the wailing drove her to wish for earplugs. The whimper of the dog, Picasso, at the other end of the foyer redirected her musings. He paced by an open doorway three yards away. His tail hung between his legs.

“Are you okay?” A prickle of warning shot through her. She whistled to the dog. “Come.” Picasso stiffened.

That wasn’t good. “Arturo! Please, answer me.” She hadn’t locked up. Any four-or two-legged beast could enter. Maybe she should leave. As she turned, she spotted the foil-wrapped chocolates. The sweets trailed down the corridor and curved into the room by Picasso.

She smiled. Aha, Arturo was teasing her. Yesterday, he’d joked about a path of rose petals leading her to him. She’d told him she’d rather have candy.

“I get it, Romeo,” she said loudly. “Cute.” He might not think the nickname was so funny after she flung her accusations at him.

She followed the goodies to the dog and stopped on the threshold of a chamber to her right. The space was poorly lit by a lamp on a huge wooden desktop. The chair was pushed against the bookshelves. Nobody was there.

A sad melody floated to her. “Arturo?” She squinted into the shadows. Where was he?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nora LeDuc grew up in rural New England, where she currently lives with her family. For a few years, she spent time in Florida during the winter. She loves writing about both areas in her romantic suspense/mystery stories.

And if you read sweet romances, be sure to grab Nora’s holiday book, CHRISTMAS at the EASY BREEZY. It takes place in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and is available now. She is currently working on a Cozy Mystery with an oceanside coffee bar.

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GIVEAWAY:
Nora LeDuc 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, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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85 comments:

  1. It's so interesting how different regions of the country or world have their own worlds even in just one small town. So much perspective. It's great that Nora can pull from those experiences living/traveling in other areas of the country.

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  2. Thanks, Brett, I was only in Florida part of the time so had to trust my memory and my super Beta Reader, Donna, that I was getting the picturesque Sebastian, Florida correct!!

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  3. Thank you posting all of this on your site. Great to be here. I clicked sign in with my Google acct, but still shows me as Anonymous. Nora-the Anonymous

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    1. You're very welcome =) Thanks for stopping by!

      And yeah, Blogger (Google) changed everything up, and they've changed the comment thing for the worse =(

      Anyway, Nora- the Anonymous does sound rather cool though =P

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  4. Hi Rita!! Thanks for following me and posting. Good luck on the raffle.

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  5. The dress on the book cover is such a pretty shade of blue!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Nancy, I searched a lot to find it. This is the dress in the book so I wanted it to be perfect. I'm happy you like it.

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  6. I think I may be picking up Christmas at the Easy Breezy! I love Christmas romances

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    1. Oh, that's great news. I hope you love it like I did writing it, Tammylyne.

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    2. added it to my bookmarks, once fall begins I will pick it up (I read summer novels in summer and Christmas in Fall LOL)

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  7. this sounds like an amazing story, thanks

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    1. Thank you. And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  8. Hi Stephanie, Thanks for coming today. Good luck in the raffle too.

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  9. I am looking to reading this book!

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  10. I am looking forward to reading this book!

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  11. Thank you trace. I look forward to hearing how you liked it!! Enjoy.

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  12. Love the cover. This sounds like an interesting story.

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I love the cover too. Nora

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  13. Sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Glad it caught your interest!! Nora

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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

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

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  17. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  18. I love a good mystery romance and this is just the book for me-thanaks

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  19. Happy Friday! I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, Lovin' You Crazy sounds like a must read for me. Do you have any reading or writing plans for the weekend?

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  20. David HollingsworthAugust 12, 2022 at 11:19 PM

    Happy Friday!

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  21. I love everything about this book - genre title and cover!
    Thank you for sharing it.

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  22. Romance plus mystery equals a great story. Good work

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

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  24. Have a relaxing Sunday filled with good reads :)

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  25. hope you are having a great Sunday

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  26. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  27. I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday.

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  28. David HollingsworthAugust 15, 2022 at 12:04 AM

    Happy Monday!

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  29. I wonder if the girl on the cover is sitting in her own library or one that belongs to someone else?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  30. Happy to find a "new to me" author to add to my list for upcoming trip.

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  31. Sounds like a great read. The cover is very nice.

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  32. Do you have a favorite holiday?

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  33. David HollingsworthAugust 16, 2022 at 5:11 PM

    Happy Tuesday!

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  34. Do you write more or read more?

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  35. Wonderful excerpt, I can't wait to read Lovin' You Crazy!

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

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  36. such a pretty cover, thanks this sounds great

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  37. What advice would you give to a writer working on their first book?

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  38. What's the strangest food you've ever tried?

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  39. David HollingsworthAugust 18, 2022 at 12:00 AM

    Happy Wednesday!

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  40. looks like a fun one

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  42. What part of the book was the most to fun to write?

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  43. I adore the rural New England setting, haven't been to Florida though

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  44. Tell me about your favorite birthday.

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  45. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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  46. David HollingsworthAugust 19, 2022 at 1:16 AM

    Happy Friday!

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  47. have an amazing Friday, thanks for the giveaway

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  48. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover and excerpt.

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