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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Good Trouble by L. Simpson - Book Blast - Book Playlist - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host L. Simpson and her new book, “Good Trouble”!  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 an e-Book copy of Book One in the Alpine Valleys Book Series, “Beyond Today,” AND $10 Boroughs Bucks!!  Also, come back daily to interact with L. Simpson and to increase your chances of winning!

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

Good Trouble
(Alpine Valleys Book 2)
by L. Simpson


GENRE: Contemporary Romance




Annie Clarke knew fairy tales were only in books, and love was a disaster. Nothing could convince her to go down that road again. But local football hero, Erik Strathmore, wore her down. Too cocky by half, and too damn good-looking for his own good, when he suggested they give friends with benefits a try, she relented. At first, it worked. Erik was a great friend, and a fantastic lover. But then their hearts entered the field of play, and Erik betrayed her. Annie cursed herself for allowing it to happen again, she'd loved and lost for the last time. After realizing his mistake, Erik couldn't have agreed more. Annie would never love anyone else again. She was his, and he intended to keep her by his side forever.



I told myself I was keeping my door open because I was trying to be friendly. But that was a lie. I left it open so I’d know when he arrived. He was due any minute. I was emotionally unprepared despite anticipating the appointment for days. He unnerved me. Too cocky by half, and too damn good-looking for his own good. Been there, done that. Gave the t-shirt to the charity shop.

Professionally, though, I was ready. No problem. I had reviewed my notes, restocked my tape draw, warmed the oil, changed the pillowcase, and had cleaned the bed. Twice. I’d even folded the towels. Colour-coded origami swans now sat on the shelf. I’d adjusted my computer, then I fiddled with my pens, making sure the blue ones were on the left, the red on the right, and the highlighters in the middle. I had repositioned the Oasis mug on my desk, taking a moment to marvel at how it had lasted twenty years after I’d purchased it at a concert. A small reminder of the home I’d fled.

My brain, acting like a cat in a bag, u-turned from thoughts of home to the rugged, chiselled, Thor-like, blond-haired, blue-eyed, fantasy Viking-lumberjack who was also the son of Satan. That I preferred to think about him and not my home in England was saying something.

Needing to move, I stood up, the nervous energy making my skin tingle and my limbs twitch. I rubbed my sweating palms on my jeans and walked to the back of my treatment room, quietly cursing a blue streak at my inability to get myself in order.

He was only a damned man.

“You know, I could listen to you swear like a truck driver all day with that pretty accent of yours.”
My body froze, but my mouth didn’t. I wished it had, but my mouth never cooperated.



Music plays a huge role in my life and it’s particularly important for my writing. I like all sorts of music (death metal excluded) but I especially dig love songs and for those who live in Melbourne, I used to listen to ‘Love Songs and Dedications’ with Richard Mercer #guiltypleasure.

I also develop playlists for each of my books to help me either get in the mood or focus on particular characters. This is the best way to get my mind in the game while annoying my neighbours.

For Annie and Erik:

Johnny’s Gone.” By John Butler Trio.
Tip of my tongue.” By Diesel.
Song 2.” By Blur.
Wild Love.” By James Bay.
Fool for you.” By John Butler Trio.
Grace.” By Florence + The Machine.
Regular Touch.” By Vera Blue.
Wonder wall.” By Oasis.
Last Goodbye.” By Jeff Buckley.
Jackie and Wilson.” By Hozier.
Blame It on Me.” By George Ezra.
Gone.” By the Show Ponies.
Home.” By Johnnyswim.
Believe.” By Mumford & Sons.
Cut Me Loose.” By The Rubens.
Free Fallin’.” By John Mayer live cover.
Horses.” By Daryl Braithwaite.



As a girl growing up in Australia, Laura was lost in the world of Anne of Green Gables and Little Women. During high school, volleyball dominated her life. There had to be something positive about being 6’1” with red hair. Representing Australia from a young age she eventually took a scholarship at the University of Iowa. Living in America and being a full time athlete in a college town was an eye-opening experience and lots of fun (from what she can remember). #gohawkeyes

Returning from the States, her career took a different turn as she started working at the Red Cross and completed her Masters of Law in Human Rights. As one of the few non-lawyers in the class, her essays were far more floral than the rest, something that caused the discerning professors to shake their heads. Through working and studying, she realised there are other ways to win hearts and minds.

While she’s spent the last 14 years as an advocate against poverty and homelessness, the desire to change the world through storytelling has only got stronger. She now lives in the Alpine Valleys of North East Victoria, Australia with her husband, daughter, son, two dogs and seven chooks. When she’s not doing the whole mum thing, working at a homelessness agency, renovating her farmhouse, or trying to do laundry bleary-eyed at midnight, she is writing.



Laura’s Super Cute Puppy, Penny
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Laura will be awarding an e-copy of Beyond Today + $10 Boroughs Bucks to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Laura ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is a pleasure to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    1. Thank you so much and for including the playlists and the pictures of my doggos. Love the recipes - happy to swap any time