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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Petite Madeleine by Eva Charles - Blurb Blitz & Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Eva Charles and her new book, “Petite Madeleine”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with Eva and to increase your chances of winning! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!

Petite Madeleine
by Eva Charles


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



The Claytons and Harringtons are back!

Drew Harrington loves baseball, drumming and Cassie Anteros, although not necessarily in that order. After his parents die, Drew finds comfort in all the wrong places, until Cassie discovers him passed out, facedown, in his own vomit.

Cassie Anteros is a big-hearted, sheltered princess who Drew abandons when he leaves school to get himself together. After graduation, with an Ivy League degree in hand and years of grooming behind her, Cassie is well-positioned to take over her father’s Wall Street firm, but a lump in her left breast sets her life on a different path.

Now eight years later, he’s the very sexy general manager of the Boston Blues baseball team, and she’s an award-winning baker in Baltimore. When the two come face-to-face, the earth trembles under their feet, threatening to swallow them whole. She still owns a piece of his soul, and he lives-on in her heart, but is that enough for Drew and Cassie to get a second chance at love, or has time and suffering already sealed their fate?



The waitress brought a dish of plump dumplings with golden, crispy skins. “These little suckers are amazing. Close your eyes,” he said carefully lifting the plumpest dumpling off the plate with chopsticks, and giving it a quick dunk in the sauce.

“Close my eyes?”

“Yeah. Everything’s better with your eyes closed. Your sense of smell, and all the sensations on your tongue, will be heightened.”

She leaned toward him, resting a hand on his thigh. “Are we talking about dumplings? Because I remember that you liked me to keep my eyes open.”

His groan sent a shudder, a powerful surge through him that nearly dislodged the dumpling from the chopsticks and sent it toppling into her lap.

His Adam’s apple bobbed, and he leaned closer to her. “We’ll try it both ways, first with your eyes open so I can watch you come apart, and then you’ll close them, and I’ll use my imagination when you begin to tumble…” He leaned in even closer. “But I’m not sure if I can trust you not to peek, we may need a blindfold to keep you honest.”

She gulped softly, and a small moan escaped from her lips.

He smiled. “Just remember, I’m not the one who keeps steering the conversation in that direction. Now close ‘em,” he commanded, bringing the succulent morsel to her mouth.


Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series chronicling the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore, nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style.

After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale.

When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.




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  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Lisa, Thank you for following the tour, and good luck with the drawing!

  2. Who were your greatest influences when it comes to writing?

    1. I'm not sure who is my greatest influence, but my earliest influences for writing a series were The Bobbsey Twins, and Nancy Drew. While I love romance, my favorite genre is history, and Doris Kearns Goodwin, Antonia Fraser, and Alison Weir are authors that I have read over and over. They have a knack for storytelling.It takes real talent to take a dry subject and make it come alive. I've learned a lot about the craft from reading their books.

  3. Hello! Thank you for hosting Petite Madeleine on your blog today! I'll be around for most of the day to answer questions from readers, and I have a question for them. Each book in the series makes reference to a scent, perfume, cologne, body lotion, do you have a favorite scent that you like to wear, maybe a signature scent, or are you like me, and chose according to the season, occasion or your mood?

  4. I like Terre d'Hermes, and I miss Magie Noire...


  5. Really great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks Victoria! I'm happy you enjoyed the excerpt.

  6. Trix, OMG! A perfume lover! I love Terre d'Hermes too! Although all summer, it was so hot here I wore Orange Sanguine and Aqua Allegoria Pampleluene. Magie Noire was a fabulous perfume, one of the great dames of the late seventies-eighties. Unfortunately, so many of the great perfumes have been reformulated beyond recognition--although we might not smell as good, we're safer and there's far less animal cruelty, it seems like a good trade-off.

  7. Hi Bridgett, Thank you! Marianne Nowicki has done the covers for the whole Meadows Shore Series, she's terrific.

  8. Ally, thank you so very much for letting me hang-out on your blog today and chat with readers. I hope the rest of your week is sunny and pleasantly warm!

  9. If you could spend a sunny day anywhere how would your perfect day look like?