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Friday, December 8, 2017

A Hundred Promises of Love by Aidee Ladnier - Blurb Blitz - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Aidee Ladnier and her new book, “A Hundred Promises of Love”!  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 $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Aidee and to increase your chances of winning!

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


A Hundred Promises of Love
by Aidee Ladnier

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GENRE: Contemporary, Holiday

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BLURB:

For Ethan and Nico, a broken millefiori ornament is more than a few shards of glass−it’s a chance at finding love at Christmas.

Ethan Carson wants to treat his mother to the perfect Christmas while she’s visiting over the holidays. He’s spent all his savings on presents and bought an enormous tree that takes up half his living room. But when he starts to trim the tree with the family heirloom decorations, he finds her favorite ornament, the one his late father bought on their honeymoon, is broken.

Glassblower Nico Kazan doesn’t celebrate Christmas—unless you count trying to sell the art glass in his gallery to holiday shoppers. When Ethan, the object of his secret crush, asks him to recreate a broken Murano ball, he knows it will take more than his skill and time. Can he risk his heart to give Ethan back a symbol of love and family for Christmas?

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EXCERPT ONE:

On the Christmas card, two fluffy Persian cats sporting felt antlers stared at Ethan in disgust. Behind them a miniature sleigh sat empty. A thought balloon rose above one cat with the words, “Pull your own sleigh, fat man.” Ha. Ethan tried to smother the chuckle, but it escaped.

“Are you laughing at your Cousin Emmylou’s lumbago?”  His mom’s disapproving question snapped Ethan back to the conversation on his phone. He shoved the card back in the rack and lined them up from where the last customer picked through them.

“What? No. What is lumbago, anyway?” His Cousin Emmylou always had some ailment discussed ad nauseam by the family. A pang of regret thrummed in his chest as Ethan realized he wouldn’t see Cousin Emmylou or any of the extended family this Christmas.

At least his mom would be here to celebrate.

“It’s a three-dollar word for back pain.” Ethan’s mom sighed. “Last month it was impetigo. I swear that woman is a walking health hazard.”

“Well, you’ll get a week off from Cousin Emmylou. I’m looking forward to your visit, Mom.” And he was. His mom traveled little, and he wanted to pamper her this Christmas. He’d spent his cash, extra savings, and maxed out his puny credit card to buy spa day gift certificates, theatre tickets, and a special weekend stay at the Opryland hotel.  He’d even sprung for passes to see his mom’s favorite performer in concert. He’d need to watch his budget through January to make sure he didn’t overdraw his checking account, but she deserved it. Christmas was always hard, now that Dad had passed. And with her move out of the family home this year... He wanted her new memories to be just as special.

“I can’t wait to spend quality time with my baby boy again.”

“Well, it will be a whole new experience to see Nashville at Christmas. Don’t forget to bring a warm coat.”

His mom’s laughter sparkled through the phone’s speaker. “No shorts for Christmas?”

“I’m hoping for snow.” Ethan chuckled at his mom’s exaggerated “brrr” noise in response.

“There’s something else I—” She began but movement beyond the coffee shop’s plate glass window caught his eye.

Ethan recognized the tall, delicious figure in purple lens sunglasses striding toward him. He interrupted her mid-sentence. “Oops. Gotta go, Mom. Love you.”

“Love you too, baby boy.”

Ethan rammed the phone back in his pocket and ducked behind the counter a minute before the bell over the door jingled.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Award-winning author Aidee Ladnier began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, fold origami, and send ping pong balls into space. Don’t tell anyone, but she secretly likes to watch Hallmark Christmas movies because she’s convinced that the holidays are the most romantic time of year.

You can find her on her blog at http://www.aideeladnier.com or on her favorite social media sites – listed below.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Aidee will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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20 comments:

  1. Aidee ~ It is great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting me! I always enjoy visiting!

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

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    1. Hi Lisa! So nice to see you at this stop :)

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  3. Shared on G+ to help spread the word, good luck with the book tour!

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    1. Thank you, Nikolina! You are awesome as always :D

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  4. Happy Friday! Thanks for sharing the great excerpt, I"m looking forward to reading this one :)

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  5. I can't wait to read this book!

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  6. I like the excerpt!

    --Trix

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    1. Wonderful! So nice to see you on this stop, Trix. :D

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  7. I also watch the Hallmark Christmas movies, and I would love to see a photo of you in your magician assistants costumes. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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    1. Hi Misty! There's something comforting about curling up with cocoa and a warm blanket to watch a holiday happy-ever-after. What's your fave?

      And I don't think I have any of my old costumes. They were pretty boring. When your dad is the magician, no sexy sparkly costumes are allowed. LOL!

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  8. Hi Misty! There's just something so comforting about getting cozy under a blank with a fire and the television playing a Hallmark romance at Christmas. With the days so dark, they bring a little lightness.

    I don't know if I even have any of my old costumes. My Dad (the magician) was of the opinion that assistants should fade into the background, so most of them were black. No flashy sexy costumes. LOL!

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