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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Stranded in Love by Victoria Grant - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Victoria Grant and her new book, “Stranded in 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 ONE of THREE signed copies of her featured book!!  That’s right – there will be THREE lucky winners!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Victoria and to increase your chances of winning!

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

Please note that this giveaway is only available to North America residents.  Sorry INTL – please check out other giveaways on this blog.

Stranded in Love
by Victoria Grant


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



If a gold medal was awarded for Worst Day Ever, Laney Calderone would win it today, hands down. She’s just discovered she's pregnant, her fiancé abruptly dumps her when she tells him, and her new car refuses to start as a brutal snowstorm hits Toronto.

Good Samaritan Tyler Hammond offers to take her home; however, with the heavy snow falling and his patience dwindling, Laney’s gold medal day isn’t over yet.

Storms intensify both outside and in as Laney finds herself inexplicably attracted to this tall, dark and very handsome but infuriating stranger.

Can Laney fight her unwanted yet increasing desire for this man long enough to get through the relentless storm? And will Tyler let her walk out of his life as easily as she came into it?



Tyler took Laney into his arms and pulled her close. The music changed to that unforgettable jazz melody she knew so well, and out of the corner of her eye she noticed Stephen on the balcony with the band leader, a devilish grin on his face. Up to his old tricks again.

“You look ravishing tonight, Ginger.” Tyler whispered in her ear. “Did I ever tell you red is my favourite colour?”

Laney tried to move to the rhythm except her feet would not obey. She felt clumsy and self-conscious dancing with Tyler with so many people watching, especially her family.

“You feel a little tense, my love. Relax and enjoy.”

She closed her eyes wishing she could walk away, but that wasn’t going to happen. Tyler held her tight and guided her effortlessly around the floor. The mesmerizing scent of his cologne reverberated through her senses and she surprised herself when she realized she was smiling. The Tyler Trap, she thought. You’ve gotten stuck in it again, you idiot!

With a deep sigh, she let herself surrender and leaned into him. He smiled and pulled her even closer. It didn’t matter to her anymore who saw them, who noticed they were so close; she didn’t care.

As she floated around the hall Laney became immersed in her surroundings. The Christmas tree lights twinkling, the distant chatter and laughter of the guests, the captivating tune, and the wonderful feel of this amazing man in her arms.

Laney wanted to freeze time again. This man, this music, this moment. She rested her chin on his shoulder and let him take complete control. They moved as one, oblivious to every eye on them as they soared in the clouds, leaving all the other guests back on Earth.



Who Inspired Your Love for Books?

Thanks so much for letting me share my words with you today, Ally. It’s such a pleasure to be here.

My parents inspired my love of books. They always read to me and my sisters at bedtime, we’d visit the library as a family every couple of weeks, and we were always reading – in winter cuddled in a blanket by the fire, and in summer sprawled on that same blanket underneath the huge maple tree on our front lawn. I loved it.  Some of my favourite books from my childhood were The Wind in the Willows, anything by Beatrix Potter, and I loved the Nancy Drew series.  I even volunteered in the school library when I was in Grades 5 and 6, I just loved being around books, and still do.

I began writing stories as a child, and that love grew as I did. My compositions always earned top marks and several teachers suggested I seek out a career that would involve writing.  My creative writing teacher in high school told me my dialogue ‘sizzles’ and that I should become a playwright.  I haven’t yet penned a play, but you never know!

My love of writing romance novels began years ago. I’m a girly girl and just love the thought of meeting that handsome prince and living happily ever after.  It sounds like a fairy tale, but it does happen. I know, because it happened to me!  I met Larry in 1995, we were married in 1997 and, if it hadn’t been for his on-the-job injury, we would’ve lived out our happily ever after until we were old and grey. Sadly, he passed away in 2017, but not before leaving me with many wonderful memories and some fabulous ideas for new romance novels.

I will always write. It’s exciting, comforting, and an escape from this everyday world that can be so brutal and unforgiving.  It’s nice to open the pages of a book and know that you’re welcome in a whole new world.  So I invite your followers to open up Stranded in Love and get lost in the exciting world of Laney Calderone and her family.  It’s Book #1 in the series, Book #2 will be available early next year.




Born in England to a Monty Python-loving dad and a Lawrence Welk-loving mum - tea drinkers all - we moved to Canada when I was seven. "Say book, say look" my new classmates would hound me just so they could have a good chuckle at my accent. But being incredibly shy, this was a great way for me to make friends.

My love of words and a creative imagination prompted English teachers to urge me to write for a living, especially after I got a letter from the Prime Minister who thanked me for writing to him!  So cool for a twelve-year-old!

Through the years, I wrote while I earned a living as an Administrative Assistant in various companies; then I owned a Wedding Coordination business for six years (talk about romance!), all the while being happily married to the love of my life.

These interesting jobs plus wedded bliss gave me oodles of ideas for romantic plot lines, tall, dark and handsome heroes and feisty, beautiful heroines, and, of course, the happily ever afters.

I currently live in Mississauga and spend time with family and friends, and struggle daily with the wine and chocolate that somehow magically appear in my house...

And, amidst the endless cups of strong tea, while the dead parrot sketch and Cole Porter songs whirl around in my brain, I write. I will always write romances because I love creating fascinating characters whose lives I can make completely miserable before I give them their happily ever after.










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Victoria will be awarding 3 signed paperback copies of the book to randomly drawn winners (North America Only) via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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

    1. Thanks, Ally! It was fun to be here! I look forward to visiting again when my next novel is published. :)

    2. Sounds great! You are always welcome :)

  2. Enjoyed your post, Victoria. Good luck with the tour!

  3. Thanks, Diane! So glad you liked the post!