#BookBlitz #Giveaway – THE MARINE’S RETURN by Rula Sinara


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The Marine’s Return
By Rula Sinara

The Marine’s Return
(From Kenya, with Love #6)
By Rula Sinara
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
January 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He can’t be her hero…

But he made a promise to keep her safe

Wounded marine Chad Corallis just wants to be left alone. Until he discovers his best friend’s very pregnant widow is in danger. A dedicated nurse, she refuses to leave her Serengeti medical clinic when it’s threatened by poachers. Chad is honor-bound to protect her, but who will save him from falling for his best friend’s wife?

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Special Note from the Author

Dearest Readers,

Thank you for joining me in celebrating the release of THE MARINE’S RETURN, the sixth and final book in my ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series for Harlequin Heartwarming. No words can express how much I have loved writing this series, from watching the children in the first three books grow up to face their own romantic hurdles in books 4 through 6, to endearing orphaned baby elephants and other captivating wildlife, to the famous, breathtaking setting of Kenya’s Serengeti ecosystem and Masai Mara regions.

The stories in this series take on issues such as ivory poachers, loss of loved ones, selective mutism, fracking and other environmental issues, human rights and those of a country’s indigenous people, man vs nature conflicts, education for young girls/women who have little access, medical care in rural populations and the life-changing challenges our war veterans face, from PTSD to physical injuries.

The books do stand alone, although readers who have been following the series have said that, since it has a rich family saga/miniseries feel and characters from the first books play significant roles in the later stories, reading them all makes for a deeper experience. For example, Pippa Harper, who everyone meets as a spunky, adorable four-year old being raised at a remote, rustic elephant rescue camp in the Serengeti by her single-mom wildlife vet in book 1 (THE PROMISE OF RAIN), is a young adult in book 4 (EVERY SERENGETI SUNRISE), gets her own romance in book 5 (THE TWIN TEST) and even plays a role as the series comes to a close in book 6 (THE MARINE’S RETURN). We also see Haki, a childhood friend of Pippa’s in book 1, and Maddie, a ten-year-old who can’t speak in books 2 (AFTER THE SILENCE), get their hero/heroine stories in EVERY SERENGETI SUNRISE. Mac Walker, a rugged bush-pilot with an Indiana Jones air to him is seen throughout the series and gets his own adventure in THROUGH THE STORM. And we first meet the hero of THE MARINE’S RETURN, Chad Corallis, as a rambunctious, hyperactive and very cute toddler who is clearly destined to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a marine (book 2). He does just that, but his future ends up coming to a dark stop and he’s faced with a challenge he’s convinced he can’t overcome.

But, despite the seemingly impossible romantic obstacles, heart-gripping situations and, even, danger in the books, there’s always the promise of a happily ever after in a Harlequin Heartwarming romance. I hope you enjoy the series and this final story! Be sure to also check out my novella (which is linked to this series), THE SWEETHEART TREE, in the anthology A Heartwarming Thanksgiving.

Although my ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series is coming to a close, I’m embarking on a new series for Harlequin Heartwarming that will take you from rescuing elephants in Africa to saving sea turtles along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. My ‘Turtleback Beach’ series is set in a fictional beach town along the more southern Hatteras Island of the Outer Banks and the first book, ALMOST A BRIDE, which involves a runaway bride and an ex-military hero in the witness protection program, releases June 1, 2019.

Many thanks to all of my readers. I wish everyone a peaceful and happy New Year!

Rula Sinara

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National and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she’ll ever admit to. Rula’s writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. You can discover more about Rula at her blog A Writer’s Rush, on Twitter, on Facebook as RulaSinaraAuthor or on her website www.RulaSinara.com, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.

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Blitz Giveaway

1 WINNER WILL RECEIVE (US only):
– Autographed print copies of the first three books of the ‘From Kenya, With Love’ series – The Promise of Rain (Mills & Boon Duo copy, including The Weather Girl by Amy Vastine), After the Silence and Through the Storm.
– A 15×15 canvas tote bag featuring the cover of Through the Storm.
– A 12×18 Harlequin Heartwarming tote bag
– Bookmarks
– $10 Amazon Gift Card

Ends January 6, 2019

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#BlogTour #Giveaway – EVERY SERENGETI SUNRISE by Rula Sinara

 


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Every Serengeti Sunrise
(From Kenya, With Love #4)
Rula Sinara
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 368 pages
December 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Elephants, Africa’s wild savannah and three best friends…

When attorney Maddie Corallis returns to Kenya to fight a humanitarian vs animal rights case, the last thing she expects is for her childhood friend, wildlife veterinarian Haki Odaba, to be the very man she’s up against. Loyal and protective, Haki would never turn his back on the elephants he’s devoted to saving, any more than Maddie could abandon the native tribes she’s come to protect. An impossible battle…but nothing compared to the fight they face when old feelings surface and the soul-deep connection they’ve always shared threatens the worst kind of betrayal…that of their dearest friend Pippa. The one Haki is expected to marry.

Denying their feelings is torture, but giving in is not an option. Not with the suffering it would cause. Besides, Maddie left Kenya once and she’ll be leaving again soon. An ocean, a case and a friend between them. Maybe love can’t always find a way…or can it?

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Excerpt

(This snippet takes place the morning after Haki finds out that Maddie is opposing him in a humanitarian vs animal rights case. She needs a guide to take her to some of the Masai villages for testimony. Feeling upset and betrayed, he initially refuses to take her. Oh, and Mosi is a manipulative little vervet monkey that hangs around Camp Busara.)

Keep your enemies closer. That was essentially manipulation. The word had such a negative connotation, but what if it harmed none? Mosi got what he wanted by tapping into a human’s emotions with one harmless look. Nature was full of lessons, wasn’t it? And Jack was right. Spending time with Maddie meant having the chance to sway her. He needed to find the old Maddie, the girl who’d once dreamed of visiting Kenya and going on safari, and had had that dream come true in spades…then abandoned it. He needed to find the Maddie who used to love tagging along with the keepers and begging them to let her bottle-feed the baby elephants. He needed to save her from that high-achieving, put-together, lawyerly facade.

The sun uncovered its full self and cast a blend of shadows and reflections across Busara. He stood and stretched his back. Perhaps progress could happen today after all. He simply needed to appeal to her emotions and conscience. Sure, he’d take her wherever she wanted to go, to get whatever information she needed, but she was going to get a lot more than she bargained for.

The screen door opened and clattered softly shut behind him. He glanced over his shoulder.

“Good morning.”

Anna had always been an early riser. She held her mug of coffee to her lips and closed her eyes.

“Mmm. Sorry, I needed that sip too desperately to talk. Good morning.” She leaned against the porch banister. “Plans today?”

“Do you need help in the clinic?”

“No, I’m good. And you don’t take enough time off. As soon as I guzzle this mug, I’ll check on Etana. The baby from yesterday,” she explained.

“Interesting name choice. I hope it helps.”

“You know Pippa. She insists it can’t hurt.”

Pippa had been naming the majority of their baby orphans since she was just out of babyhood herself. Etana meant “strong child” in Kiswahili; as weak and malnourished as Anna had said the baby elephant was when they found her, Pippa was no doubt trying to give it hope in her own way. Haki tipped his head to the side.

“No, it can’t. Is Mac picking her up?”

“Yes. Very soon. I told her if they get too busy at Camp Jamba Walker, she can always stay overnight to help until he can bring her back.”

“I might be able to loop around and get her, depending on how the day goes and if she wants to wait for us.”

Anna took her last swig of coffee.

“I was afraid to ask what you’d decided. Are you taking her?”

By “her” he knew she meant Maddie. He inhaled through his nose and let it out with a sigh.

“I’ll take her. Jack made a good point last night.”

“Ah. So you plan to change her mind about the case?”

He shrugged. Anna smiled as she set down her mug and pulled her hair back into a ponytail.

“And here I thought that all you men in the family learned long ago how hard it is to change the mind of a strong woman.”

The image of Maddie stuck to the ladder and looking like her pride would never recover came to mind. Strong woman? If anything, she seemed unsure of herself.

“You’re frowning.” Anna’s voice softened and she put her hand on his arm. “Haki, the ones who’ve had to overcome the greatest hurdles usually have the greatest inner strength. Having a gentle soul doesn’t make a person weak. Take your parents, for example—especially Niara. And Maddie. And you, you’ve had a good life, but you’re so much like your father.”

He flinched. His father as in Kamau, not the man who fathered him.

“Am I?”

“I helped to raise you, didn’t I? Just like Kam. Always the strong, quiet protector.”

The back of his neck warmed and he tucked his hands in his pockets.

“Just remember,” she continued, “Maddie is not so different.”

Anna patted his back and headed to the clinic to check on Etana and the others.

Maddie a protector? Anna was right in a sense. She’d always been the older one, making sure her brothers’ or Pippa’s feelings weren’t hurt growing up. Same for Haki. But now, she was here to defend the villagers and Haki was born to defend the elephants.

The problem was that only one of them could win.

And someone was going to get hurt.

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National and USA Today Bestselling author Rula Sinara lives in rural Virginia with her family and crazy but endearing pets. She loves organic gardening, attracting wildlife to her yard, planting trees, raising backyard chickens and drinking more coffee than she’ll ever admit to. Rula’s writing has earned her a National Readers Choice Award and HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, among other honors. You can discover more about Rula at her blog A Writer’s Rush, on Twitter, on Facebook as RulaSinaraAuthor or on her website www.RulaSinara.com, where you can also sign up for her newsletter.

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Tour Schedule

November 13th: Launch Colorimetry
November 14th: Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!
November 15th: Reading Is My SuperPower & Hearts & Scribbles
November 16th: Kimber Li’s Cowboy & Fairytale Book Reviews & Rockin’ Book Reviews
November 17th: Deal Sharing Aunt & Inside the Mind of an Avid Reader
November 20th: Backing Books & Book Lover in Florida
November 21st: Wishful Endings
November 22nd: Heidi Reads… & I Am A Reader
November 23rd: underneath the covers
November 24th: Becky on Books
November 25th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

Prize Pack #1: (one winner, U.S. residents only)
– A set of three, 15X15 in cotton canvas ‘From Kenya, With Love’ tote bags
– A handmade wooden ‘Believe’ star ornament
– A set of 3 plush wild animal TY Teeny Tys (great stocking stuffers!)
– An autographed copy of A Heartwarming Christmas Craft & Cookbook
– An autographed copy of After the Silence
– An autographed copy of Through the Storm
– Every Serengeti Sunrise bookmark

Prize Pack #2: (one winner, open to U.S. and International residents)
Amazon Kindle (gifted) copies of The Promise of Rain and After the Silence (Winner may substitute a different backlist book by Rula Sinara, if one of the above titles is already owned. No other substitutions apply.)

Ends November 29th