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Monday, August 31, 2020

Beach Kisses & Sunset Wishes by Nora LeDuc - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Nora LeDuc and her new book, “Beach Kisses & Sunset Wishes,” which is part of the exciting Last Chance Beach: Summer’s End Book Box Set!!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post – except the Available at Amazon picture, which takes you directly to the Amazon Book Sale Page.

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

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

Beach Kisses & Sunset Wishes
by Nora LeDuc


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



LAST CHANCE BEACH is the island paradise where dreams go to live again and wishes may come true. It’s Summer’s End on the island, and the cottages, condos, hotels, and bungalows are filled to capacity.

There’s still plenty of time to find summer fun and summer love, new romances and second chances; hot alpha males and heartwarming heroes, beach bunnies, dudes, and romance popping up when you least expect it.

Throw a log on the beach bonfire tonight and celebrate LAST CHANCE BEACH: Summer’s End, a special collection of 14 short stories from bestselling authors—all new, never published before—that will thrill the hopeful romantic in you. Some stories are sweet; some are sizzling hot. All will touch your heart and make you want to book a vacation to LAST CHANCE BEACH!



Hot August Night by Joan Reeves, NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
Can a chef and a hot dog loving cop resist desire when they’re forced to share the same overbooked beach cottage?

Something New by Liz Flaherty, USA Today Bestselling Author
Their lives are all planned out--until they're not.

I Do…Again by Nancy Fraser, Amazon Top 100 Author
Can they re-ignite what they once had and take a last chance on love?

The Man in Gull Cottage by Caroline Clemmons, Amazon Top 100 Author
Will the solution to her dilemma drive them apart or into one another's arms?

That One Summer by Maddie James, Amazon Top 100 Author
He's the one who got away. She's the one who couldn't commit.

Romancing the Spouse by Jan Scarbrough, Amazon Bestselling Author
Can she turn back the clock to save her marriage?

Blue Sky Summer by Kathleen Lawless, Amazon Bestselling Author
Of all the beaches on the coast, who does she see again? Him!

Hangover Husband by Bonnie Edwards, Amazon Bestselling Author
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there.

One Last Shot by Marcia King-Gamble, National Bestselling Author
She can run, but can she hide?  Will love still find her?

Secondhand Hearts by Kathryn Hills, Award Winning Author
Life takes you down many winding paths. Will theirs lead to love on Last Chance Beach?

Paradise Perfume by Connie Vines, Award Winning Author
Fragrance and love cannot be hidden.

Dreams of the Past by Laura Hunsaker, Award Winning Author
Can dreams of the future erase her nightmares of the past?

Beach Kisses & Sunset Wishes by Nora LeDuc
She wants someone interested in a fling. He wants someone interested in a ring.

Frankie McKinley’s last three relationships went up in flames. Her best bud insists she needs to relax, have a fling. But Frankie’s not into casual hookups. She vows to resist the lure of romantic Last Chance Beach and take a break from men. She’ll concentrate on her dream, opening a gift shop. Or so she’d promised herself until the morning her gaze locks with the handsome Sean Thomas-Michael’s sea-blue eyes.

Can't Buy Me Love by Hannah Rowan
Things aren't always what they seem.



From Beach Kisses & Sunset Wishes:

His brows shot up with interest. His lips parted slightly. Blue eyes that matched the sea drew Frankie to him and caused a sensation of dizziness to dance in her head. She was aware she was staring, but she couldn’t stop.
The squawk of a bird broke through the scrape of forks against dishes and the murmur of voices. The noises faded away. Even the thud of her heart seemed to pause when he nodded to her.

“Attention, everyone.” A server standing nearby with a carafe of coffee interrupted Frankie’s moment. “MacDyver has been sighted.”

“Quick the food.” Tikki covered their meals with napkins.

Silverware clinked as diners dropped their utensils and popped up their overhead covers–– their futile attempt at protection. As Frankie shoved her chair back to open their umbrella, she peeked at the man.

He picked up his toast and held it for a second. The seagull struck. With one swoop MacDyver grabbed the bread from his fingertips. A hush settled over the throng, and the bird soared heavenward with a snide cackle out the side of his beak and disappeared.

All gazes fell on the stranger MacDyver had robbed as he rose to his six-foot-plus height.



My Favorite Scene in the Book Beach Kisses and Sunset Wishes:

Most definitely, I have two favorite scenes in Beach Kisses & Sunset Wishes. The ending where they declare their love and the first kiss. Today, I’ve chosen to go with their first kiss.

Before I began writing this novella, I had a few ideas in mind for my characters. My hero and heroine recently had broken off disastrous relationships. Neither was excited about getting involved with each other. They justified spending time with each other with excuses. He wanted to see the sights. She was just giving him a tour. They needed a nudge to jolt them into action. That was their kiss. This moment would reveal the promise of what could be between them if they allowed their feelings to develop.

I was blessed with the perfect romantic location, Last Chance Beach. Incorporated into the setting are various sounds and sights––the rhythmic sound of rolling waves, children laughing in the water, the sky’s vivid yellows and oranges at sundown–to set the mood.

To make the evening more memorable, I added a drum ceremony. The drummers have gathered on the white sand to celebrate the sunset. The observance and the tempo of the instruments added to the island appeal and backdrop to the passage. So now Frankie and Sean stroll together along the edge of the blue ocean with the sun disappearing into the sea. And because my hero is a true romantic, he’s given the heroine a pin that looks like the flowers at her grandmother’s home.

Below is a brief excerpt from the scene:

His warm breath brushed her cheek. His woodsy coconut fragrance sent a swirl of heat through her stomach. If she leaned a little more, their mouths would meet. Their gazes locked as he straightened. She wanted more than anything to kiss him.

Gulls flew over them and called to each other in their piercing voices.

He moved back.

She put her palm over the pin on her chest. The best present ever, she thought, trying to steady her emotions. “I’ve heard wishes made on the beach at sunset come true.”

“Ah, then I’ll show you mine.” Gently, he touched her lips.

Thank you, Fabulous and Brunette, and Readers, and until we meet again, stay healthy, wealthy in books, and wise.



Nora grew up in rural New England where she currently lives with her family. She enjoys visiting and spending time with her friends, the Winettes, in Florida, where she continues to write. Her current book, Beach Kisses, Sunset Wishes is her seventeenth. In October, Christmas at the Easy Breezy will be released. You can find Nora on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook and her website: Noraleduc.com. She also contributes to the Romance Gems’ Blog every month.





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Nora will be awarding a $25 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.


  1. Nora ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. Thanks Ally. Always super to stop on your beautiful site. The happy colors lift my spirits. Thanks so much for hosting me.

    1. Nora, you're welcome!! I'm so happy to hear you like it :) And thank you for your kind words, you're always welcome here :)

  3. Ally, thank you for featuring Nora's book in the box set today!

    1. Hey, Nancy, my fab cover artist!!!! Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to come over! I'm sure you'll have a super day.

    2. Nancy, so great to have you stop by here too!! Sorry I missed you last week, I just had ankle surgery and I am in more pain than I expected!!! This is my second ankle surgery so I thought I knew what I was going into... But there have been many complications and they have really set me back... So, I haven't been able to be on my computer too much, but thankfully had many of my scheduled posts wrote up ahead of time... Anywho, looks like I will be seeing you next Wednesday for "D*mn Near Perfect," and on the 24th for "Return of the Wolfe," - looks like you've been quite busy as well :) Thanks for all the kind words and keeping up with all the comments :)

  4. Thanks, Liz. I appreciate you dropping by. Have a good one.

  5. Replies
    1. Hi Rita, Great to see you! Good luck in the rafflecopter.

  6. What a lovely site! And dedicated to so many things women love. Thanks for bringing Last Chance Beach to the world's attention.

  7. Hi Bonnie, isn't this a great spot? Thanks for coming by.

  8. This is a beautiful presentation! Thank you so much for featuring Nora and her great story.

    1. Hi Caroline. Thanks so much for coming by. Hope your day is going well.

  9. I love the cover, it looks beautiful

    1. Hello Marisela, thanks we do have beautiful covers. Many of the authors are talented enough to create their own.

  10. What a beautiful site, Ally. Thank you for hosting Nora and the Last Chance Beach collection.

  11. Hi Kathleen, so nice of you to visit. Enjoy Ally's site and Last Chance Beach.

  12. I'm reading this set now and loving it!

  13. This book sounds like a nice escape.

  14. Love the excerpts, Nora! Very pretty blog site! Thanks to the host. :)

  15. Thank you everyone for stopping by and for your sweet, thoughtful, and encouraging words!! I work hard on my blog posts to keep them special and unique for the author's big day so I truly appreciate the shout out!! Thanks for coming by to help celebrate Nora's exciting new book, "Beach Kisses & Sunset Wishes," part of the Last Chance Beach: Summer's End Book Box Set!! With 14 books included from Best Selling and Award-Winning Authors this is one box set you don't want to miss out on!!!

  16. Loved your story in Last Chance Beach: Summer's End! Thank you, FAB, for hosting Nora.

  17. Sounds like a wonderful read. Love the cover!