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Friday, October 7, 2016

Flight Risk by Barbara Valentin - Virtual Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Barbara Valentin and her new book, “Flight Risk”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

This book is on sale for only $0.99!!  This awesome deal will be available during this book tour.  For more information on this deal and where you can buy this book, please see details below.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with Barbara and to increase your chances of winning! 

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

Flight Risk
by Barbara Valentin


GENRE: Romantic Comedy/Chick Lit



When Aubrey Thomas, a phobic travel writer, must chose between jumping to what she considerers certain death from a skydiving static line or sinking even deeper into debt in the unemployment line, she scrambles to find someone—anyone!—who can help her overcome her debilitating fear of heights. Enter John Trelawney, a charming window washer who thinks nothing of dangling by a cable fifty stories up and claims he can cure her. Everything about John makes Aubrey nervous... including the way her heart kicks into overdrive whenever he's around. But, at the end of her rope, she takes him up on his offer. Can he really help her get over her fear of heights? Or will Aubrey find herself free falling...possibly even in love with him?



"Where to now?" Aubrey asked as she wadded up what remained of her lunch and deposited it in a nearby trash can.

"You'll find out when we get there."

So juvenile.

John then headed for the exit. With the midday sun rising higher in the sky, the lakefront began to toast. So did her cheeks when she watched him tug off his sweatshirt as he walked. The white fitted T-shirt he had on underneath left little to her imagination.

A tumble of excitement, exasperation, lust, and dread welled up in her as she joined him.

"You're like a kid in a man's body, you know that?"

An incredibly hot man's body.

He stopped and faced her. "And did you know that most people who suffer from phobias have a hyper-developed need for control?"

"Are you implying that I'm a control freak?"

He chuckled. "No, I'm not implying it. I'm stating it, rather explicitly."

She pointed at him. "There. You did it again."


She quoted back what he had just said. "Who talks like that?"

He narrowed his eyes. "Well-read adults?"

Of which you seem to be neither.

She kept walking.

"What are you getting so huffy about?" with another of his penetrating stares.

After a moment of silent reflection, she replied, "I don't like not knowing where I'm going."

At this, he held out his hands as they walked along. "Did I call it, or did I call it?"

She turned and grumbled, "Jackass."



Describe Your Writing Space

Barbara's Favorite Writing Spot
Out of all the places in my house I chose to write, I picked the kitchen table. It’s not glamorous or secluded and it’s definitely not quiet. So why did I pick it?

That’s a very good question. It’s one I ask myself. Frequently.

My boys (husband included) are always popping in, foolishly wondering what’s for dinner (or lunch or breakfast). When they see me perched on my stool, gazed fixed on the glowing screen of my laptop and hear the click of the keys as I work feverishly to up my word count, they know - if they want to eat, they’ve got to make or bake it themselves.

Parking myself smack in the middle of the busiest room in my house has its advantages. I can know what’s happening with everyone without having to come downstairs to find out why it’s so quiet, what is burning on the stove or if there’s any coffee left. All I have to do is raise my gaze from my laptop.

Does this make mean I’m lazy? On the contrary. The other perk about parking myself in the kitchen is that the table – solid and square – is high enough that I can stand while I write. I do this frequently to get the creative juices flowing. And to keep our cat from jumping on my back so she can sit on my shoulder, silently assessing my work. While it startles me when she does this, I don’t mind the company. Except when she decides to pace across my keyboard.

My kitchen has two windows. One over the kitchen sink, which affords a lovely view of our backyard, and one on the back door. When I am on deadline, my husband will sometimes take my boys away for the day – to visit relatives in the city, go to downstate cross-country meets, or to run errands. When they get back, they’re surprised to find that I’ve barely moved and I’m surprised to find that hours, sometimes an entire day has passed.

While it’s in dire need of a redo, I can’t imagine writing in any other room. Maybe they’d feel a little too claustrophobic for my liking.  Maybe I like being able to do plies while I write. Whatever the reason, I can’t imagine parking myself anywhere else.



Barbara Valentin
Author of the bestselling Assignment: Romance series, Barbara was named "Indie Star of 2015" by Publishers Weekly. A member of Romance Writers of America, she looks forward to the day when her to-do list includes "Send Oprah a thank you note" and "Accept Godiva's request to be a taste-tester."



Nala - Barbara's Adorable Furbaby








**Flight Risk will be $0.99 during the tour.**








Barbara Valentin will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble 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.


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

  2. Thanks for featuring my latest release (and my fur baby)!!

  3. Enjoyed the post and excerpt. Sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  4. Great writing space, love the art work :)

    1. Haha, thanks Victoria! I'll tell my youngest he has a new fan. :D

  5. That's a very cozy looking writing space. Is that an Apple laptop you have there? It looks a lot like mine.

    1. Yep, it's my 5-year old MacBook Pro! I love it. I've had it refurbished twice already. :)

  6. Halloween is coming up. Are you planning to go all out with decorating and costumes?