Monday, October 24, 2016

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for The Crush by Heather Heyford and Waking Savannah by Terri-Lynne Defino

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for The Crush by Heather Heyford and Waking Savannah by Terri-Lynne Defino.  Please leave a comment or question for Terri-Lynne or Heather to let them know you stopped by.  You may enter their tour wide giveaway, where one (1) randomly chosen commenter will be awarded a digital copy of both author’s books, 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.  Good Luck!

The Crush
By Heather Heyford
Oregon Wine Country, Book 1

Publisher: Lyrical Shine (an Imprint of Kensington Books) 
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 226 Pages
ISBN: 9781601838247

Buy Links:  Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iTunes | All Romance | Google Play 

About the book:

In the first of Heather Heyford’s new series, set in Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine country, the grape isn’t the only source of intoxication . . .

A Perfect Pairing

Juniper Hart has her dream job—or rather, her dream job has her. Under Junie’s management, the winery her late father started is finally getting noticed. But she’s lonely, deep in debt, and overwhelmed with work. Even if she had time to date, the only men she meets are smug, stemware-breaking hotshots like Lieutenant Manolo Santos, whose good looks and smooth charm don’t half make up for the sour taste he leaves on Junie’s palate.

After years as an army engineer and a childhood in a restaurant kitchen, Manolo can see Junie’s winery is about to go sideways—and he’s bursting with ideas to help. Except Junie’s far too magnetic for comfort. He left New Jersey to escape becoming one more Santos man shackled to a captivating woman and a failing family business. But in the misty hills of Oregon, with a sip of supple pinot on his tongue, pulling away is the last thing he wants to do . . .

Waking Savannah
By Terri-Lynne Defino
Bitterly Suite, Book 3

Publisher: Lyrical Shine (An Imprint of Kensington Books)
Release Date: October 25, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 251 Pages
ISBN: 9781601835222

Buy Links: Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iTunes | All Romance | Google Play

About the book:

Bitterly, Connecticut, has been a haven for a woman shattered by painful memories—until a handsome stranger appears and threatens to awaken the ghosts of her past…

For the last eleven years, Savannah Callowell has led a peaceful existence in Bitterly. As the owner of an old farm, she’s mostly kept to herself, not daring to let anyone get too close. None of her neighbors know that she’s haunted by tragedy, and she’s done everything possible to escape her ghosts. She thinks she’s succeeding, until her new foreman shows up—and he’s far from being the college kid she was expecting…

A worldly former professor, Adelmo Gallegos has his own reasons for wanting to hide out on Savvy’s farm, and he isn’t about to share them with anyone, not even his enticing new boss. Still, Ade can’t help himself, the more time he spends with Savannah, the more he longs to lure her out of her protective shell. But how can he convince her that opening her heart is the only way to heal? Especially since he too has secrets he’s unwilling to share? Only when the past catches up with them may they be able to free themselves of it…

From Waking Savannah by Terri-Lynne Defino. Copyright ©2016 by Terri-Lynne Defino, reprinted by permission of Lyrical Shine, an imprint of Kensington Books. 

“Good-night, Savannah,” he said more softly than he should have, than he meant to. “I look forward to working with you.”

“Me too.” “Sleep well.”

“I’ll do my darndest to.” Savannah stopped in her tracks, tilted her head from side to side.

“Is something wrong?”

“Wrong? No. It’s just that…my headache’s gone.”

“I was not aware you were feeling ill. You should have said something.

We could have waited—”

“If we waited until my headache went away, it might have been months.”  

“Months?” “Unfortunately.”

“That doesn’t sound good.”

“It’s not, but I’ve been getting them for a long time. I’m used to it. Something about tonight made this one go away, though. I wish I knew what it was.”

“It must have been the cake,” he said. “Johanna’s Almond Joyful cake can cure all the world’s ills; I am certain of it.”

“I did have the one bite.” Her dimples deepened.

His heart stitched.  Ade pretended  to  have  an  itch.  “I think  it  was two bites.”

“That must be it, then.” Walking past him, she wagged her finger again. “Stay away from my cake now, you hear?”

“Yes, cruel taskmistress,” Ade called after her that one beat beyond the tease he imagined, and fumbled into schoolboy flirtation. Hallway shadows swallowed her bit by bit, until she was a hint of light cloth vanishing around the stair rail. Her tread shuffled up the steps. Water in the bathroom. Creaks across the floorboards above. Only after her door clicked closed and all sound ceased did Ade realize he still stood rooted to the spot where she had left him.

He half-heartedly contemplated snitching a piece of her cake, just to make her laugh when she saw it. Instead, he took out the pitcher of sweet tea and poured himself a glass.

Savannah was a woman. He was an expert in that field. What was it about her that brought forth honesty he didn’t know he possessed anymore? Why did he fumble like a schoolboy because of a dimple?

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Heather Heyford learned to walk and talk in Texas, then moved to England (“Y’all want some scones?”). While in Europe, Heather was forced by her cruel parents to spend Saturdays in the leopard vinyl backseat of their Peugeot, motoring from one medieval pile to the next for the lame purpose of “learning something.” What she soon learned was how to allay the boredom by stashing a Cosmo under the seat. Now a recovering teacher, Heather writes romance, feeds hardboiled eggs to suburban foxes, and makes art in the Mid-Atlantic. She is represented by the Nancy Yost Literary Agency.

Terri-Lynne Defino ~ Writer, cat-wrangler, sparklequeen. My first fantasy novel, Finder, was published by Hadley Rille Books in October, 2010, followed by: A Time Never Lived in 2012, and Beyond the Gate in 2013. October 2015 will see the release of Seeking Carolina (first in the Bitterly Suite Series) from Lyrical, an imprint of Kensington Publishing, and my first attempt at romantic women's fiction.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Good morning everyone! I'm back home early after my exercise class was cancelled—Yay!—I mean, dang.

  2. Trying again! The site won't accept any of my IDs. LOL. I'll try unknown Google. This is Terri, btw. :)

  3. I love Terri-Lynne DeFino's work, and am so excited to see a new novel by her! Both of these books look great. Thank you for sharing!