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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Where the River Bends by Elsa Winckler - Book Tour - Book Trailer - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Elsa Winckler and her new book, “Where the River Bends”!  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 Elsa and to increase your chances of winning!

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


Where the River Bends
by Elsa Winckler

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GENRE: Contemporary

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BLURB:

Kalinda Evans works for the Anglo-Boer war foundation in Canada. She's sent to South Africa to make sure everyone who lost their lives in the war will be remembered. On her drive to the guest farm in Kimberley, South Africa, Kalinda picks up a female hitchhiker and is startled when just moments later, the woman vanishes. Kalinda would be convinced she was dreaming…except there’s still a white lace handkerchief on the passenger seat.

Extreme sports enthusiast and computer game designer Zack Carter is always after the next big challenge. He’s far too busy for romance and adheres to a three-date rule, until he meets his parents’ latest guest. When she relays the story of her mysterious experience, Zack’s family shares the local ghost story. Kalinda and Zack work together to solve the puzzle of the ghost and how it all ties in with the war and the work Kalinda is doing.

As their attraction grows, Zack realizes he no longer feels the need to prove anything to himself. He only needs to prove to Kalinda that he’s more than a good time.

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EXCERPT TWO:


Relieved, Kalinda nodded. Her insides were still shivering from the shock. She wanted to get to the little museum as quickly as possible and start on her assignment. She didn't want to stay one minute longer than necessary. At the moment Toronto sounded much more normal.

She glanced up. Zach was staring at her. Again there was the strange shift inside of her. How did the song put it? Easy on the eye, hard on the heart. Yep, that was Zach Carter. She didn't have to guess whether he was a flirt – the damn dimple seemed to appear just too readily. Dimples? Seriously?

"A last comment about Suzie," Luke said.

Kalinda swallowed a groan. Enough of the ghost stories, already.

"Apparently she only appears to people who are getting married soon."

"Well, that cannot be true, because getting married is definitely not on my agenda," Kalinda said firmly.

Madeline giggled. "Well, my dear. It was also the last thing on my mind. And then I met Zacharias."

Kalinda smiled vaguely, but didn't react to Madeline's words. She focused on her plate, fervently hoping all talk of ghosts and weddings was finished.

"I still don't understand how you ended up on your hands and knees on the road," Zach interrupted her thoughts.

Kalinda frowned, trying to remember exactly what had happened. "I fell, I think."

"But why?" Zach insisted. "You were driving …"

"I got out of the car to look for her. She was walking towards me when I heard the car behind me. When I turned around, the car was nearly on top of me. And then—" She inhaled sharply. "She pushed me out of harm's way," she finished softly.

"Otherwise our car could have hit you." Madeline had also turned pale.

For a few minutes it was quiet around the table. Then Zacharias cleared his throat.

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BOOK TRAILER:


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GUEST POST:

Do any of your characters have a special hobby or interest?  If so, write a post in the character talking about those interests.

Zach Carter, the hero in Where the river bends, is an extreme sports athlete. As a child he suffered from asthma and hated the hours he had to spend indoors while his friends were able to play outside. The only thing that made this bearable was playing computer games. When he finally found a way to manage his asthma, he started to create his own computer games, a venture that now makes enough money so that he can do what he loves – extreme sports.

I spent hours online looking for the most extreme kind of sports available on this earth and when I came across the Siberian Black Ice Race I knew that would be Zach’s next challenge. A race on Lake Baikal, described as ‘longer than England, colder than vodka and harder than granite’ seems to be exactly the next big challenge Zach would want to do.

And before you ask – no I don’t do sports, extreme or otherwise. In fact, I try not to do anything that makes me perspire! Reading in bed is my idea of a wild night out 😊 but I love reading about the extreme sports events men and women do all over the world.

Lake Baikal is the world’s oldest and deepest (averaging 744, 4 metres or 2 442 feet) ice lake. It’s also one of the clearest lakes in the world. It’s located in the South of the Russian region of Siberia between Irkutsk Oblast to the north and Buryat Republic to the south. In winter it is covered with black ice – eerily spooky!

I hope you enjoy reading about Zach’s race!





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AUTHOR BIO:


I have been reading love stories for as long as I can remember and when I ‘met’ the classic authors like Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Henry James The Brontë sisters, etc. during my Honours studies, I was hooked for life.

I married my college boyfriend and soul mate and after 43 years, 3 interesting and wonderful children and 3 beautiful grandsons, he still makes me weak in the knees. We are fortunate to live in the picturesque little seaside village of Betty's Bay, South Africa with the ocean a block away and a beautiful mountain right behind us. And although life so far has not always been an easy ride, it has always been an exciting and interesting one!

I like the heroines in my stories to be beautiful, feisty, independent and headstrong.  And the heroes must be strong but possess a generous amount of sensitivity. They are of course, also gorgeous!  My stories typically incorporate the family background of the characters to better understand where they come from and who they are when we meet them in the story.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Elsa will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner 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.

7 comments:

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

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  2. Thanks for helping to spread the word, Ally - I love your blog!

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    1. Thanks, Rita - I hope you'll be able to get your copy :)

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