Here we have the winner:
I think Rebecca is making her own version of these bookmarks, so now she can add the original ones to her collection 😉
Thank all of you for liking them. Hope you try to make your bookmarks in your own style (with or without hearts!), and show the result on your blogs 😉
I enjoyed very much The story of Sassy Sweetwater (review), also by this author, so when I saw that this new novel was on tour, I couldn’t say no to read and review it.
The Cassidys might look like an exemplary family, but if you look closely, you will find out some of their issues, which even they still don’t know they have. Lily Cassidy, a girl of sixteen, has her first serious relationship with a boy called Pierce; the problem is that her younger brother, Dalton, has seen them and gets to the conclusion that he has to do something to defend Lily’s virtue. Ryan Cassidy, their father, is worried because he is sure he is falling in love with the last of his lovers and, besides, he is noticing that his daughter Lily is spending too much time with his bastard son, Pierce. Of course nobody but Pierce’s mother and Ryan himself knows about that affair that happened so long ago. Finally, Rose Cassidy, the mother, is beginning to feel sexually attracted towards a member of the women’s club – a woman, no need to say.
Yes, you are right: everything is going to explode. All at once 😉
I know you are thinking this is like a soap opera but in a book (and it is!), but seriously: it works for me. I got gripped from the beginning, and by the time you get to know why Ryan doesn’t want Lily to have any intimacy with Pierce, you can’t stop reading. There are moments in which the story only gives you some clues about what’s happening – and later the author explains the situation through one of the characters – and other moments in which the reader is taken directly into the middle of the action.
There are secrets, murder, blackmailing, sex (non explicit) and love, which can take many shapes. You have no time to get bored with Vera’s stories.
You can win a physical copy (US only) or an ebook copy of Where the wildflowers grow.
To enter, just leave a comment saying you want the book!
It’s open until February 8; I will announce the winner on February 9.
Thanks to Virtual authors book tours
I started reading Riversong by Tess Thompson a few days ago and I was looking for more information about the author when I saw this blog tour event, so I decided to apply for this kind of activity for my first time.
I have to say that I’m really enjoying Riversong and I expect Caramel and Magnolias is also a good read. I leave all the information about the book, the author and the giveaway:
Bestselling author Tess Thompson, whose debut novel Riversong touched the hearts of readers worldwide, delivers a captivating and suspenseful tale of the possibilities that await us in life and in love – if we can find the courage to get off the sidelines.
Crushed by a broken heart, ten years ago Cleo Tanner walked away from her acting dreams and now leads a quiet, secluded life in Seattle. Sylvia, her best friend from college, is trapped in a loveless marriage, distraught by her desire to have a child – until an adoption agency owner in relentless pursuit of Cleo offers to help.
Just as Sylvia begins to experience a love so profound that only a mother can feel, a detective approaches Cleo with disturbing questions about the adoption agency. Determined to protect her friend, Cleo jumps into a dangerous investigation that forces her to confront the ghosts of her past.
A toast to friendship, motherhood, mended hearts and new beginnings, Caramel and Magnolias reminds us it’s never too late to reawaken the heart.
When she opened the door of her bathroom, he was there, perched on the edge of the bed, still fully clothed. His eyes lingered on her face before moving down the length of her body. “You look amazing in that robe,” he said. “Truly.”
He stood, coming towards her, holding her gaze in his. She leaned against the wall, letting herself melt into his chocolate eyes, until he reached for her and pulled her into his arms.
“It’s you,” she said, wrapping her arms around his neck. He smelled so good. She closed her eyes, waiting to feel his mouth on hers.
Then he kissed her, gently at first and then harder, pushing her against the wall. “You’re unbelievable,” he said, kissing her neck and pulling gently on the lobe of her ear with his mouth, which made her shudder. Then he was back at her mouth, kissing her hard again until their breath was ragged.
She buried her fingers in his hair, pressing against his body as his hands seemed to move all over her at once. He caressed the sides of her thighs and her backside, and then he reached under her robe to graze her breasts with his thumbs. She quivered and moaned softly against his mouth.
“Are we moving too fast?” He pulled back.
“No,” she whispered, fumbling with the top button of his shirt. “Not fast enough.”
Hummm, don’t you want to know what happens next? 😉
Tess Thompson is a novelist and playwright with a BFA in Drama from the University of Southern California. In 2011, she released her first novel, Riversong, which subsequently became a bestseller.
Like her main character in Caramel and Magnolias, Tess is from a small town in Southern Oregon. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington with her two young daughters, Emerson and Ella, and their puppy Patches. She is inspired daily by the view of the Cascade Mountains from her home office window.
Author social media links:
You can win an ebook copy of Caramel and magnolias in epub, mobi or pdf format. The copy will be sent from the publisher and it is open international.
Since this is the first giveaway I organize, it will be very easy to enter: just leave a comment on this post saying you want to win Caramel and Magnolias. Everyone will be assigned one number.
It is open until February 17th at midnight (Spain time). On February 18th I will write a post with the numbers and the winner, who will be chosen randomly, and he or she shall send me his/her email before 23rd of February.
If you have any doubt, please, feel free to ask in a comment or by email.