Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Book Blast & #Giveaway for A Snowy White Christmas by Josie Riviera

Welcome to my stop on the Book Blast, hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions, for A Snowy White Christmas by Josie Riviera.  Please leave a comment or question for Josie to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway, where one (1) randomly chosen commenter will be awarded a $10 Amazon/BN GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  


A Snowy White Christmas
By Josie Riviera

Publisher: Josie Riviera
Release Date: October 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Length:  116 Pages
ISBN: 978-1519146403
ASIN: B017C0FVK4

Buy Links:  Amazon | B&N | Kobo

 

About the book:

Margaret Snow doesn’t believe in fairy tales, but as a devoted mother she’s determined to give her five-year-old daughter a Christmas filled with heart-warming memories.

The once successful LA swimsuit model returns to her small upstate New York town to buy back the foreclosed trailer she once called home. Her menagerie of rescue animals travel with her.

She doesn’t expect to see her former high school sweetheart, the athletic, ever-popular, and decisive Fernando Brandt.

Sparks fly when she realizes that the teenage hockey star is now a successful Realtor who is also interested in her dilapidated trailer for reasons of his own.

But can she resist the handsome, charismatic Prince Charming a second time?


And can she surrender her insecurities and accept the true gift of Christmas, finally feeling worthy of unconditional love?

EXCERPT


All the poise and modeling classes were forgotten in the space of a second.

Fernando. Fernando. Fernando. It couldn’t be, not after all these years. She drew in a breath and held it.

He brushed a hand through his dark hair, dampened from the icy weather. “I heard you were back in town.”

She swallowed. How did a man look so put together in this type of weather? Her voice returned and matched her shaking body. “You live in Owanda?”

“I thought I did, although you’re making me question it.” He looked around, a slight smile gracing his mouth. “Remember we lived two blocks from each other?”

Except she’d lived in the double-wide trailer at the edge of a trailer park and he’d lived in a cozy bungalow with white shingles and a red front door. She looked off for a moment, needing to focus on something else, anything else. Grumpy appeared to be sleeping.

“How could I ever forget?” she asked.

Fleeting hurt dimmed his gaze, but the smile remained. “You forgot quickly, actually.” He took a step forward, seemed to think better of getting closer, and halted. “I’ve missed you.” He glanced at the parrot. “Don’t tell me, let me guess. He’s blind.”

“Deaf.”

“Does he talk?”

“No, but sometimes he sings off-key.” She looked pointedly toward the street. “Probably because he’s speechless at the terrible weather.”

Fernando laughed. “It’s not so bad here. Summers are very pleasant.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Amazon Bestselling Author, Josie Riviera, is a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA). She writes contemporary and historical sweet and Christian romances. She’s a transplanted New Yorker now living in the sunny Carolinas. She has three grown children and shares the empty nest with her husband and the family dog.

Josie's an expert at board games and a compulsive reader of every genre, especially romance. In her spare time, she eats Peppermint Patties because they're lower in calories than other chocolate candy.

You can email her at josieriviera@aol.com

She ALWAYS answers.


Tweet me at @Josieriviera

Visit my blog, The Italian Blog, for recipes and updates at josieriviera.wordpress.com

Other Books by Josie Riviera:

Seeking Patience (Regency) http://tinyurl.com/a9nnbwy

Seeking Catherine (Tudor Novella) http://tinyurl.com/9cka84m

We'd Rather be Writing http://amzn.com/B01638N5PO

Lightning Strikes http://amzn.com/B0090MXP0Q


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15 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great Christmas theme book. Have you ever experienced a second chance relationship?

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    1. Jen,
      Great question! This book is about love and forgiveness, and high school sweethearts reuniting.

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  2. I am so excited to read this book. Thanks to the Queen for the intro to Josie and her work. Good job...both of you.

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    1. Misty,
      My thanks, also, for the intro. I loved writing this book, and hope you will enjoy reading it. If you don't mind laughing, crying, and a happily ever after, then this novella is for you.

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  3. This sounds like a great read. Thank you

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    1. Penny, You are very welcome. As writer, it's all about the characters and the emotion. Hope you enjoy A Snowy White Christmas.

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  4. This book sounds wonderful.I love reading Christmas stories and the cover is beautiful.

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    1. Silvia,
      Thanks for your lovely compliments! I love reading (and writing) "sweet" Christmas stories. This beautiful season is one of my favorite times of the year. Hope you're able to curl up with A Snowy White Christmas and a cup of hot chocolate. I admit--I'm a chocolate lover!

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  5. I am loving this cover and the story sounds wonderful as well.

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    1. Amy, Thanks for your compliments regarding the cover. I have a wonderful cover artist and she perfectly captured the "Snow White" idea of the novella. Hope you enjoy the book!

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  6. Thanks so much for hosting A Snowy White Christmas on your blog today! http://amzn.com/B017C0FVK4

    What is your favorite fairy tale?

    A Snowy White Christmas is loosely based on the fairy tale, Snow White, and Margaret, the heroine, is said to be Snow White's original name. But that's where the similarities end because this novella explores childhood deafness, dwarfism, pets with deformities (yes, a deaf parrot) and sickle cell sickness.

    Readers are saying that A Snowy White Christmas reads like a Hallmark movie. Please leave a comment and hope you enjoy this "sweet" Christmas novella.

    http://amzn.com/B017C0FVK4

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  7. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  8. Hi Rita,
    Glad you enjoyed the excerpt. And you are very welcome. :)

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  9. This book sounds lovely! I am always down for a good Christmas story! :-)

    After reading your bio, I am curious - what board game would you say you are best at? I also love playing board games; I'd have to say Trivial Pursuit is my favorite! :-)

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