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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Fated Hearts by Becky Flade - Book Tour - Book Sale - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Becky Flade and her new book, “Fated Hearts”!  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 $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Becky and to increase your chances of winning!

This eBook is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

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


Fated Hearts
by Becky Flade

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GENRE: Romantic Suspense

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BLURB:

Psychiatrist Henley Elliott fled her quiet life in Cleveland for a gypsy lifestyle, trying to stay one step ahead of her painful memories. When she breaks down in quirky little Trappers' Cove, Minnesota, she meets Sheriff Carter McAlister - a man healing from his own share of hidden heartbreaks.

At the request of a friend, Carter offers Henley a job to help her get back on her feet . . . but soon he can't resist trying to sweep the intriguing woman off them. Breaking through her carefully built shell proves to be a near-impossible task, and to make matters worse, a dangerous new presence in the Cove seems to be targeting Henley. They must learn to trust in each other in order to keep her safe.

Can Henley and Carter leave their secrets and scars in the past to get a second chance at happily ever after?

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EXCERPT TWO:

Dublin bolted from the parked car. The dog was familiar with the cabin, having called it home not too long ago, and loosed a happy yip as he bounded into the bushes. Carter didn’t know if she had heard the car, the dog, or both, but Henley Elliott stepped out onto the porch before he had moved more than three feet from the Jeep’s door.

“Good morning.”

“You’re the guy from yesterday.”

“Yes, ma’am.” He smiled but didn’t approach.

“You’re the sheriff?”

“Yes. I am. And you’re Henley Elliott.”

She inclined her head but didn’t relax her stance. She should be cautious. Of course, he wasn’t going to test her aim with the Louisville Slugger she held at her side.

“My dog is around here somewhere watering the flora, possibly chasing fauna. His name is Dublin. He’s a German Shepherd, and he’s friendly. We lived here for a while ourselves. I’m letting you know in case he comes bouncing out of a bush and attempts to lick you. I don’t want you to startle and hit him with that baseball bat.”

She watched him a moment longer and then propped the bat against the wall of the cabin. “Let me guess: my landlord asked you to come by, check me out?”

“Close, but not quite. Her husband did.”

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MY BOOK REVIEW:


This book is creative, entertaining, exciting, intriguing, captivating, suspenseful, and extremely gratifying!!!

I could not put this book down and read it in just one sitting!!!

This book starts out ten years after the first book.  Maggie and Aidan Gaels are now married and their daughter, Tala, is ten-years-old.  A new mysterious stranger, Henley Elliot, arrives in Trappers’ Cove when her car breaks down.  Maggie and Tala welcome Henley into their lives and even offer her a place to stay at their cabin.  Aidan is unsure of newcomer Henley as he is concerned for the safety of his family.  Sherriff Carter McAlister, a close friend to the Gaels agrees to run a background check on Henley and suss her out.  Carter realizes Henley is the girl he met on the side of the road after her car broke down and tried to give her a ride that she ultimately turned down.  Carter was instantly infatuated with her and curious to get to know her.  Henley, strapped for cash, and needing money to pay rent and pay for her auto repairs accepts Carter’s offer for a job working as a dispatcher at the sheriff’s office.  Henley has been on the run for the past two years fleeing from town to town.  Staying long term in Trappers’ Cover was so not her ideal plan.  But being around Maggie and Carter makes her feel safe so she decides to stay while she works on paying off her debts.  But there are many reasons Henley has been on the lam and it seems they finally may be catching up with her now that she’s settled down.  Who is hunting down Henley?  Can Carter protect her?  Will Carter be able to finally win Henley over?  No spoilers here!!  But you definitely will want to read this book and find out!!

I really liked the main characters, Henley, Carter, Maggie, Aidan, the ever so curious and inquisitive Tala, and of course the adorable Dublin, Carter’s German Shephard!  They were all likable, relatable, and genuine.

I really liked Henley and Carter as they both had real problems, flaws, and baggage.  They worked well together, and their witty banter really played off each other.  The characters fit well together and just seemed to complement one another.  Not to mention their chemistry and passion that sizzled off the page!!

I liked that Henley was such a multi-dimensional character as she was at first quiet, timid, demure, and secretive.  Then over the course of the book she really opens up and you get to meet the strong, stubborn, sassy, tenacious, and caring character that she's kept locked away.  It is also revealed that she has been dealing with self-esteem issues, personal insecurities, and hiding a secret, mystifying ability.  After suffering a traumatic head injury Henley can now pick up the emotions of anyone she touches.  Mostly a burden and always afraid of being touched or having to touch someone as feeling someone’s sadness, grief, or anger – even for just moments can be overwhelming and unbearable.  This was such a creative and intriguing ability and one that I couldn’t imagine having!

I really enjoyed that the author created flawed and damaged characters that really showcased her writing style and ability to push her characters to reach their full potential over their arc.  This is especially so with Henley, as her character had such significant growth, development, and improvement over the course of the book.

It was great catching back up with Maggie, Aidan, and the charming folks in Trappers’ Cove!  I was so happy to see so many returning characters!!  I tend to get invested in my characters – especially in a book series, so I was glad to see everyone come back and pick right up where we left off from the last book.

I loved the adorable Minnesota setting.  My mom’s family is from there and I grew up with all those silly small-town stories about walking to school in the snow five miles, etc. lol!!!  So, I loved all the author bringing in the sweet hometown vibes with all the neighborly fixin’s.  It definitely brought an enjoyable element to the story line.

I also loved the author’s writing style as she was superior on detail and the way she immerses you into her storytelling.  Her writing draws you in and keeps you fully engaged as the story unfolds!!

I liked that this book had many, but short chapters as they were well-written, concise, and easily flowed.

This book has a creative story line that evenly flows, superb writing style with meticulously well-described scenes, strongly-developed characters, is steady paced, and completely keeps you fully entertained!!

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few very unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

This book is Book Two of The Fated Series.  This book can be read as a standalone, however, there are significant character and story line overlap from the previous book.  Even with the overlaps, this book wouldn’t be confusing to new series readers, but I personally would think it would make more sense and have a stronger impact on the understanding of this book series, if you started with book one first.

I will be reading and reviewing additional books in this series and look forward to sharing my take on those books with you soon!

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!  I think all romantic, suspense readers will like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

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AUTHOR BIO:


A city girl, born and bred, I tend to place my stories in and around southeast Pennsylvania, or at least have a character or two from the area. Home is where the heart is and I make mine with my very own knight in slightly tarnished armor, three beautiful daughters, my son-in-law and two grandsons. When I’m not busy living my own happily ever after, I’m writing about someone else’s.

I’d love to have you visit with me at any of my virtual homes or write to me directly at beckyfladeauthor@gmail.com.

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BOOK BUY LINKS & BOOK SALE INFO:

**Fated Souls eBook is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!**

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Becky will be awarding a $20 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.

16 comments:

  1. Becky ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I really enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

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    1. Ally - thank you for reading and hosting! And thank you for the sensational review; you've got me riding a high.

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  2. The cover is absolutely romantic and breathtaking!!

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    1. It is lovely, isn't it? Thank you & good luck in the giveaway

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  3. My family loves reading so hearing about another great book I appreciate. Thanks for sharing and also for the giveaway.

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    1. You're so welcome. I hope you and your family enjoy the book

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  4. good job ! Reviews are a good marketing strategy for a book, get the book visibility and help with sales. For more reviews, try https://honestbookreview.com I can also help create a free marketing strategy specific to your genre and book.

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  5. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Rita. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Carter's dog is very special to him - and to me

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  6. This is one of my favorite genres to read, sounds good!

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  7. I hope you give it a chance. Thanks

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  8. I love Dublin already! Sounds like a creative, attention holding work.

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