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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The MacBrides: Logan and RJ by J.L. Petersen - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host J.L. Petersen and her new book, “The MacBrides: Logan and RJ”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with J.L. and to increase your chances of winning!

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


The MacBrides: Logan and RJ
by J.L. Petersen

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

Logan, the eldest of the MacBride clan, is thrilled at his brother Clay’s pending nuptials to Sandy. But when Sandy’s sister RJ arrives at the family’s ranch, Logan’s world is turned upside down. However, the sisters’ shared past has created scars and barriers against love testing Logan’s ability to push aside his need and patience to win RJ’s trust and ultimately her unwavering love.

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EXCERPT TWO:

Logan studied the woman. He’d bet his favorite horse she thought she was portraying herself as stoic. All he saw was a woman on the verge of breaking. Remorse filled him. He jumped in thinking he knew where the trouble was as he had done with virtually all his siblings since their father died. Now he wasn’t so sure he had approached this situation right. Straightening, he rubbed the back of his neck and tried again.

“Look, I may have jumped the gun a bit. There’s obviously something wrong that has both of you in tears. Can’t I help?”

Frowning at his words, RJ tried to determine if the man was playing her. She’d been burned before by family trying to manipulate her with caring to get what they wanted. Studying him, she captured his image as she would one of her pictures. Studying it for all the nuances not readily seen. Tall, lean with a broad chest, he stood with an ease many would envy. His hair was mostly covered by his cowboy hat, but black locks escaped at the back of his neck. His face was all angles with sharp cheekbones, strong forehead and a nose that looked like it had been broken along the way. His lips were firm and his eyes deep blue.

The eyes held her. There seemed to be sincerity in them but something else was pulling at her. When her mind grasped what that was, she sucked in her breath. Want. And, as if he realized she saw his wanting her, his eyes narrowed and became more intense. She pulled her gaze away quickly, and once again, turned towards the balcony doors. Gathering herself from the shock of his wanting her, she realized her body was tingling. Not good.

“I appreciate the offer, but it’s not something I want to discuss with a stranger.”

Logan was stunned to know she saw his desire for her. It only seemed to heighten his need to grab her and hold tight. When she spoke, he knew he needed a bit of space to process what was happening to him. “I can appreciate that. But don’t be hasty about leaving. Why don’t you join us at the ranch for dinner tonight? If you come about four, you and Sandy can have some private time to talk.”

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GUEST POST:

Who Inspired My Love for Books

I’m not sure one person in particular inspired my love of books. My mom always made sure I had books as a child and especially as a pre-teen/teenager. I found books as a way of providing me with entertainment when I had no other forms. I’m an air force brat and there were many times during a relocation I had no friends. As I worked to cultivate friends in the neighborhood or school, I had my books to keep me entertained. I migrated to YA type romance in my teens to Harlequin and the like in my college years.

When it came to writing, from an early age, I would imagine being the heroine in those stories. Eventually, I would find myself starting to think about the storyline while lying in bed and rework them a bit.  I actually got to the point that I would fall asleep building whole stories in my head and I would try to write those stories down.

I married straight from college and relocated to Colorado, following my husband to his new job. Once again, books helped me through those first months of not knowing anyone. I worked at writing stories during my free time but never quite seriously. As life would have it job, career success, kids etc. took over and writing was put to the side. But a few years ago, I was involved in a self-discover weekend with some girlfriends where writing surfaced many times. It was if the place I was in in my life and my buried passions finally came together and presented the opportunity. From there, I challenged myself to actually take the time to complete a book. Now, I just published my fourth book.

I love this place I’m at in my life. The ability to be fearless in writing my stories and putting them out there for others to, hopefully, enjoy. It’s a wonderful feeling.

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AUTHOR BIO:


J. L. Petersen lives in Denver with her husband. She finds inspiration in her adopted state of Colorado. She's enjoyed reading all types of romance for years and finally found the courage to start telling her own stories. Ms. Petersen believes love is the strongest, most powerful of emotions. It allows us to trust, believe, forgive and have hope. Her stories try to bring those emotions to her characters.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

J.L. will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

30 comments:

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

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    1. Good morning Lisa! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway! :)

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    2. Thanks Lisa. I am so enjoying being part of Ally's blog. Good Luck!

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  2. I just love reading excerpts so I can find new books to read. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. Hi Madonna! Me too! Excerpts are a fun way to get a sneak peek into the book! The blurbs tell you what the book is about... But the excerpts show you the style of the writer and interaction with the characters... That's the tipping point and what draws me into deciding on whether to read that particular book... Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway! :)

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    2. Good Luck Madonna - hope the excerpt intrigued you enough to read Logan and RJ's story.

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  3. J.L. ~ It is great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :) I really enjoyed reading your guest post response! Also - I totally LOVED your bonus pic! Super cute and looks like you were having a FABULOUS time!

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    1. Thank you Ally. It's been fun to be on you site. That bonus pic was me having a blast with the family on our family vacation this year. There are times I can be a total ham :)

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    1. Thanks for visiting Victoria. Hope you enjoy Logan and RJ's story.

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  5. I enjoyed reading your guest post today. Brought back some memories of my childhood when I buried my nose in books. They were the friends that never failed to make me happy. Being quiet and rather shy, I didn't make friends very easily but my books were always there. Thanks for the giveaway too.

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    1. Something we share then Karen. I hope you are enjoying the book tour.

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  6. What are some of your favorite books? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Joseph, I have so many I don't think I can name them. But if we go with whose books I read over and over Julie Garwood and Nora Roberts are right up there. Good luck.

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  7. What books are you looking forward to reading in the near future. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. I was stoked when Julie Garwood's Wired finally released. I hope to see if she will have another one out any time soon.

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  8. Again, many thanks to Ally for hosting me. Connecting with everyone is really a joy. Good luck with the drawing everyone.

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  9. Who is your favorite book villian. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  10. Was wondering if the author has her next book in mind and if so what is it about?

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  11. What's your favorite genre of books to read?

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  12. Hope you have a fun Saturday and anyone in the path of Irma, please be safe. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  13. Monday so soon? Have a good one and let's all continue to pray for all affected by Hurricane Irma. Thank you once again for the opportunity to win.

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  14. What's your favorite book/author/movie/show?

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  15. Do you ever have writer's block? Do you have a method of getting past it?

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  16. What's your writing process like, write as you feel it or do you write a certain number of hours per day?

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  17. What's your ultimate writing goal/dream?

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  18. Have you ever met anyone famous before?

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