Monday, January 6, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for The Billionaire's Best Friend by Christina Tetreault

Join author Christina Tetreault on her Name Before the Masses Book Tour for The Billionaire’s Best Friend, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, from 12/16/13 – 2/10/14.  Please leave a comment or question for Christina to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter Christina’s tour wide giveaway, for a $25 Amazon or B&N GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow the rest of Christina’s tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  My review will post separately later today.  

What I Hope to Accomplish As a Writer in 2014 by 
Christina Tetreault

Today I am talking about what I hope to accomplish as a writer in 2014.  The answer to that is simple; I want to make the NY Times Best Sellers list.  Okay, so I am kidding a little although making that list someday is on my bucket list along with traveling around Europe.

In all seriousness, though I do have goals for the New Year.  First and foremost I hope to continue to learn and improve my craft.  Unless we are talking about Nora Roberts or Danielle Steele, I think every writer out there has room for improvement.  Even as I write this blog post, I have my first assignment in a RWA workshop waiting for me.

In addition to learning, I hope to release three more books this year.  The first book I hope to complete and release will be the first book in a new series I have planned.  This new series is a spin-off of my Sherbrookes Series.  Rather than center around a family, the factor which will tie these books together will be the town and book 1 features Sean O’Brien.  Some readers may remember him as a minor secondary character in The Billionaire Playboy.  I also hope to release book 5 in my series The Sherbrookes of Newport.  This book will feature Trent Sherbrooke, Jake and Sara Sherbrookes’ cousin.  The third book I hope to complete in 2014 is still a mystery to even me.

If I can complete these goals during the upcoming year, I will consider 2014 a success.

The Billionaire’s Best Friend
By Christina Tetreault
The Sherbrookes of Newport

Publisher: Christina Tetreault
Release Date: September 19, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 255 Pages

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About the book: 

Despite a wonderful family, a career she loves, and great friends, a void has existed in Lauren McDonald's life ever since her best friend Callie married billionaire Dylan Talbot. Although they have remained close, Lauren and Callie now lead very different lives, that is until Lauren meets wealthy CEO Kevin Walsh. Lauren believes he could be the man who will help make her life whole again.  That is until the night Nathaniel Callahan, her high school sweetheart and the one man she has always loved, shows up.

Although Nate ended things with Lauren before heading off to The Naval Academy and his life with the Marines, he never stopped loving her. Now 15 years later he is back to correct the mistake he made all those years ago.

With Nate back in town, Lauren must decide between the man who promises her the world and the man who has the power to crush her heart again.

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All messages between her brain and muscles stopped. For that brief moment she could only relish the feel of his firm lips once again against hers after all this time. Then the paralysis wore off, and she placed both hands on his chest and shoved him hard. "That didn't happen."
Nate folded his arms across his chest. "Yeah, Lauren it did."
Her eyes traveled down his face to his arms where his biceps strained against his shirtsleeves. Back in high school he’d been fit and muscular, but the years since then had taken his unrefined body and sculpted it to perfection.
Don't get distracted. "I'm seeing Kevin."
He took a step closer. Despite the warning bells in her head, a flash of heat and excitement burst through her body.
"Simple. Stop seeing him."
Nate's rich timber voice washed over her, triggering both desire and annoyance at the same time. Lauren latched onto the annoyance. "Kevin makes me happy." It's not a lie. He may not set her on fire, but they had fun together, and she felt safe with him. "Just because you're back changes nothing. I have a life, Nate. I didn't just sit around while you did your part saving the world."
Nate unfolded his arms then reached for her hand. "Lauren, give me a chance to explain. I—"
Rough calluses rubbed against her hand, a reminder of the different lives they had led since high school. "Nate, I'm glad you're home safe, but our relationship ended a long time ago. Maybe we can be friends again. That's it, though." Her last sentence came out almost as a whisper. If he'd come back into her life years ago, maybe her response would've been different. Now, though, too much time had passed.
Nate's jaw clenched, the only outward sign he felt anything. No big surprise there. Even as children he had been great at hiding his emotions. "I need some air.”
He disappeared out the front door onto the porch without his jacket. Ah, the wonderful Nathaniel Callahan avoidance. How many times had she seen that over the years? Oh well, at least it brought an end to their conversation.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I wrote my first story with characters similar to those in the Sweet Valley Twins books at the age of 10 on my grandmother's manual typewriter. As I got older my stories and characters became more mature. During my freshman year at UMass Dartmouth, I read my first romance novel and fell in love with the genre. I have been writing contemporary romance ever since.

Today I live with my husband, three beautiful daughters and two dogs in Massachusetts. Whenever I have a free moment you'll find me either reading a romance novel or working on my most current story.

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Twitter: @cgricci


  1. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you. Sounds like a good read.


  2. Romance novels always have a happy ending and that's why I love reading them!!

  3. This sounds like a wonderful romance. I loved the excerpt.

  4. I love romance novels because I love being swept off my feet. =) The warm, melty feeling in my heart that love stories bring are truly a small piece of bliss. Thank you so much for sharing, loved reading the excerpt!

    cloud.weaver.girl AT gmail DOT com

  5. Definitely like the HEA. I won't read a book that doesn't end with one :) Enjoyed the excerpt and looking forward to reading this book.

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  6. I like romance becuase it makes a refreshing change from the murder mysteries I usually read; a pleasant escape.

  7. I like the fact that no matter what the characters are going through, there is going to be a happy ending...unlike real life! Good luck with the release and thanks for the contest!

  8. The HEA does it for me....that's my reward for going through the struggles with the H/H!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  9. I love romance novels because they stir my emotions