#BlogTour #Giveaway – SEARCHING FOR SARAH by Julieann Dove


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Searching for Sarah
(The Sarah Series #1)
Julieann Dove
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 333 pages
April 27th 2017

The first in a three book series called Searching for Sarah. Come meet Sarah and begin her journey….

Sarah Keller is convinced that her Mr. Right is stuck in traffic…in another country…on another planet. ‘Thirty-one and still single’ isn’t how she wants to be introduced by her dad. That’s why she’s on five dating websites, posing as anything from an avid gardener to a crazed thrill seeker.

Sam Turner is a single dad, workaholic, who owns his own company. Long-term relationships have never worked out for him. That’s why he needs a nanny.

When a mutual friend suggests Sarah take the job temporarily, everything changes for them both. Sarah begins falling for the man who meets almost none of her online criteria. And when strange things start happening—things that jeopardize the safety of Sarah, Sam is the last person she would imagine is hiding something.

Excerpt

Pretty Woman. That’s the movie that kept running through my head the entire time I spent looking around my room. And during the private plane ride to the city. And when the town car came and picked us up and drove us to the Waldorf Astoria. It was a modern-day fairy tale experience. Sam knocked out his business obligation and said he’d pick Sophie and me up at five for dinner. Afterward we’d go to the play.

Dinner was the best I’ve ever eaten: lobster swimming in a light butter sauce, bright green asparagus flanking the outer edge of the plate, and a cobbler for dessert that made me look at peaches in a whole new light. I had to double wrap Sophie’s chest with linen napkins, so the ice cream sundae she ordered with double chocolate wouldn’t drip on her party gown.

“Sam, my cheeks hurt from all the smiling I’ve done tonight.”

He walked on the other side of Sophie, exuding his manly smell and making my eyes feel easy like Sunday morning. Another chance to see him in a tux. He forgot to pack one, so the concierge had one sent up to his room. White tie this time. It time-warped me to that night we danced. And then the rain. How good it felt twirling with him in the driveway.

“I’m glad you’re having fun.” He looked down and smiled at his daughter. I was jealous she got to hold his hand.

We sat in the front row at the play. Every time I broke trance from the actors, their songs, and their magnificent costumes, I’d look over at Sam. Of course, I’d act as though I was looking aimlessly, but it was he who held my attention. He’d been a perfect gentleman—holding doors, pulling out chairs, and remarking I looked pretty. I never felt so alone and detached. But it wasn’t as though he was doing it to punish me; I knew he was giving me space. But, he looked just as alone as I felt.

“Boy, that was one of the greatest performances I’ve ever seen.” I helped Sophie up from her chair. Despite her enthusiasm, she fell asleep three quarters way through.

“Here, I’ll carry her.” Sam hoisted the little girl onto his shoulder. He held out his arm for me to go ahead of him.

We got in the waiting car and rode back to the hotel. “So it was good, wasn’t it? I liked when Mary Poppins flew through the air. I wonder if she was scared of falling?”

Sam adjusted Sophie’s head hanging on his arm. “That would’ve certainly scared me. But she did it with such style and grace. Probably practiced it a million times.”

He looked out the window.

“You know, no matter how many times I’ve put myself out there and gotten rejected, I’m still scared of falling.” I stared out my window and continued to talk. “I used to put all myself into each relationship, and the more I did, the harder I fell. So I began reserving myself a little bit more each time I got with someone new. I would hold back the butterflies, try to ignore the heart palpitations. Because it seemed the second I became invested, that was the moment I’d get the text, email, or note on my car windshield.” I wiped my eyes.

About the Author

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Julieann Dove lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and five fabulous children. Vacations happen in Nantucket or the Carolina beaches—anywhere there is inspiration for her next book. One day she hopes to travel to Italy, drive one of those little cars around the countryside, and speak the language fluently!

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Other Books by the Author

The Secret He KeepsA Reason to Stay
Waking Amy (Amy, #1)Leaving Amy (Amy, #2)Finding Amy (Amy, #3)

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Tour Schedule

April 29th: Launch
April 30th:
Zerina Blossom’s Books
Christian Chick’s Thoughts
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
May 1st:
Reading Is My SuperPower
Hearts & Scribbles
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
May 2nd:
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Rainy Day Reviews
Nicole’s Book Musings
Hardcover Feedback
May 3rd:
Brooke Blogs
Booklove
Book Lover in Florida
May 4th:
Angels With Attitude Book Reviews
Teatime and Books
May 5th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

– 1 winner will receive a signed copy of Waking Amy (US only)
– 1 winner will receive an ebook of Waking Amy (open internationally)
– Ends May 9th

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#BlogTour #Giveaway – THE SECRET HE KEEPS by Julieann Dove


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Book Tour Grand Finale for
The Secret He Keeps
By Julieann Dove

Dane has loved Rachel for years and is hoping that one day she will figure that out. We hope you enjoyed finding out more about their story! If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out…

Launch – Note from the Author

I am especially excited for this book release because it was the very first book I composed when I took to the leap to becoming an author. The original idea has been tossed and turned and eventually manifested into something completely different from where it began.

Linda’s Book Bag – The Setting and Characters

The setting takes place in Mystic, Connecticut. This is a place my family visits once a year. As you may know, the movie, Mystic Pizza took place there. It was Julia Roberts’ first real acting gig, I believe. I absolutely love that movie, so I thought, ‘what about another story that originates from there?’ And there I had it.

Bottles & Books Reviews – Promo

Kindle and Me – Review

“Overall, the story was cute, my husband has loss of memory from an accident and I could relate to that aspect very well. . . . Dane is a good man, even though there were some things I didn’t like that he did. I love holidays with family and this was during thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years and I love all the family drama and still everyone loves everyone. It was a little sad the history that Rachel has lived with all her life. I felt for her.”

Becky on Books – Excerpt

“You could fly with me, all expenses paid, to Savannah, Georgia and pretend to be interested in me.” She quickly added, “Not like wildly interested, just like smile at me and seem fond. No, that’s a better word. Fond of me.

The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Promo

Nicole’s Book Musings – Excerpt

She looked at him before she answered. Making it seem like it was a problem would only bring to light it was. And no matter what, it couldn’t be. “I won’t kick if he promises not to.”

He seemed uncomfortable, taking a deep breath that drew in his abdomen. Not his usual quick-witted self with a rapid retort of sarcasm. “I can sleep on the chair.”

Book Lover in Florida – Music and Writing

Music touches me greatly in the creative process. Lyrics and melody have a way of pouring through to my soul and giving me an incredible muse. Every book I write, I create a playlist. It was actually a song that created the entire plot for my book. Gravity, by Sara Bareilles, was my inspiration.

underneath the covers – Excerpt

“So, how was your first week? Did it all come back to you?” He rested his elbows on the table. It was all he could do not to reach across and pull a stray hair from the middle of her forehead. But then that would lead to touching her cheek. Then that would lead to bending across the table and kissing her. Something she wouldn’t understand.

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The Secret He KeepsThe Secret he Keeps
by Julieann Dove
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 276 pages
December 8th 2016

Dr. Rachel Miller has no recollection of what happened that night she climbed in the car with her husband and he drove recklessly into a tree. She has no clue as to why she survived and he didn’t. Nor does she understand why strangers are coming up to her on the street and telling her things she can’t recall about a life that seems so long ago. But Dane Stone knows.

Dane Stone is Rachel’s business partner…and her deceased husband’s best friend. He knows about the notes, the hotel receipt, and the reason she got in the car that night. It’s for her protection that he keeps the secret, but inside he’s dying to tell her.

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Julieann Dove lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and five fabulous children. Vacations happen in Nantucket or the Carolina beaches—anywhere there is inspiration for her next book. One day she hopes to travel to Italy, drive one of those little cars around the countryside, and speak the language fluently!

WebsiteGoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest

Other Books by the Author

Waking Amy (Amy, #1) Leaving Amy (Amy, #2) Finding Amy (Amy, #3) A Reason to Stay

Tour Giveaway

– 1 winner will receive a signed copy of Waking Amy (US only)
– 1 winner will receive an ebook of Waking Amy (open internationally)
– Ends December 18th

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On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

The Secret He KeepsThe Secret he Keeps
by Julieann Dove
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 276 pages
December 8th 2016

Dr. Rachel Miller has no recollection of what happened that night she climbed in the car with her husband and he drove recklessly into a tree. She has no clue as to why she survived and he didn’t. Nor does she understand why strangers are coming up to her on the street and telling her things she can’t recall about a life that seems so long ago. But Dane Stone knows.

Dane Stone is Rachel’s business partner…and her deceased husband’s best friend. He knows about the notes, the hotel receipt, and the reason she got in the car that night. It’s for her protection that he keeps the secret, but inside he’s dying to tell her.

GoodreadsAmazon

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Music and Writing

Music touches me greatly in the creative process. Lyrics and melody have a way of pouring through to my soul and giving me an incredible muse. Every book I write, I create a playlist. It was actually a song that created the entire plot for my book. Gravity, by Sara Bareilles, was my inspiration. The song is about someone so drawn to someone else, that it’s almost like gravity that does the work. Bruce Springsteen’s Secret Garden was another key player in the writing of this book. Rachel is very guarded with her heart, but once someone breaks in, it’s worth it.

Listening to music tends to bring out a more emotional response in my writing. I drive an hour, one way, to work, and I find songs that relate to my characters and what they’re going through. Since I use Spotify, I download the songs I like and replay them when I get home and write. For “The Secret He Keeps”, I listened to a lot of Lady Antebellum, Ed Sheeran, and Otis Redding. I even list songs they dance to in the book. For that scene, I replayed the song until the scene was finished!

— Julieann

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MeetTheAuthor

Julieann Dove lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and five fabulous children. Vacations happen in Nantucket or the Carolina beaches—anywhere there is inspiration for her next book. One day she hopes to travel to Italy, drive one of those little cars around the countryside, and speak the language fluently!

WebsiteGoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest

Other Books by the Author

Waking Amy (Amy, #1) Leaving Amy (Amy, #2) Finding Amy (Amy, #3) A Reason to Stay

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December 7th: Launch
December 8th: Linda’s Book Bag & Bottles & Books Reviews
December 9th: Kindle and Me
December 11th: Becky on Books & The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
December 12th: Nicole’s Book Musings
December 13th: Book Lover in Florida underneath the covers
December 14th: Grand Finale

Giveaway

– 1 winner will receive a signed copy of Waking Amy (US only)
– 1 winner will receive an ebook of Waking Amy (open internationally)
– Ends December 18th

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#BlogTour #GuestPost – THE SECRET HE KEEPS by Julieann Dove

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Title: The Secret He Keeps

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Heat: clean)

Tour Dates: December 8th – a 1 day tour

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Synopsis

Dr. Rachel Miller has no recollection of what happened that night she climbed in the car with her husband and he drove recklessly into a tree. She has no clue as to why she survived and he didn’t. Nor does she understand why strangers are coming up to her on the street and telling her things she can’t recall about a life that seems so long ago. But Dane Stone knows.

Dane Stone is Rachel’s business partner…and her deceased husband’s best friend. He knows about the notes, the hotel receipt, and the reason she got in the car that night. It’s for her protection that he keeps the secret, but inside he’s dying to tell her.

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My Guilty Pleasure

The Hallmark Movie Channel!! Yes, that’s me sitting on that sofa watching another couple hours of a movie I’ve seen four times before. And yes, I’ll go to bed watching the same channel. My poor husband falls asleep to the Christmas countdown almost every night. That is if I get the room before him. If not, I’m destined to fall asleep watching a political news channel. But as soon as his eyelids go shut and the breathing becomes regulated to a slow hum, on goes the Christmas movie! I love the new movies that premiere on the weekends.

There’s one thing you can count on with the Hallmark channel, and that is the happily ever after. I didn’t always write with a happily ever after. In fact, all of the short stories I wrote growing up ended sadly. I felt that was how best to get readers to feel something. Now, since I’ve grown up a little, I realize there is enough sadness in the world, and everyone needs and deserves a happily ever after. I must say it’s so much better seeing the positive than highlighting the negative. Maybe that’s why I like the Hallmark channel so much.

My children tease me relentlessly for watching my Christmas movies. I get a lot of eye rolls, ear muffs, and running away from the t.v. screen, but I don’t care. Sometimes it serves as a soothing white noise to have it on. Let’s face it, television isn’t what it was when I was growing up. Now even the family channels show things I have to preview first before my kids watch. But that ol’Hallmark channel is completely G-rated. And that gives me peace of mind.

My other go-to movies during December is anything black and white. White Christmas, Christmas in Connecticut, The Bells of St. Mary…I love them all! Anything original is a treat for me. I’m generally super busy with everything going on, but I make it a priority to watch some of my favorites.

 

MeetTheAuthor

julieann-doveJulieann lives in Virginia, yet longs to live everywhere else. It doesn’t come as a surprise that along with her gypsy soul, comes an active imagination. That’s why she loves to write and invent worlds and people, so that she can formulate their happily ever after. Hobbies include cooking new recipes, sewing, and spending time with her cute boyfriend/husband and five fabulous children. Vacations happen in Nantucket or the Carolina beaches—anywhere there is inspiration for her next book. One day she hopes to travel to Italy, drive one of those little cars around the countryside, and speak the language fluently!

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