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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Strong Within Us by J. A. Boulet - Book Tour - Book Sale - TWO!! Guest Posts - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host J. A. Boulet and her new book, “The Strong Within Us”!  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 $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with J. A. and to increase your chances of winning!

This eBook is on SALE on Kobo for ONLY $1.99 during the book tour!!!  See below for more details.

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

The Strong Within Us

by J. A. Boulet

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GENRE: Historical Fiction

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BLURB:

A struggle. A war. The past. Would you recover?

Nathan Olason picks up the pieces of his life in 1893 and becomes a devoted father and grandfather. Except something from his past is holding him back.

His grandson, Mike grows up in a loving family with Nath almost raising him as his own. Mike develops a passion for hunting and guns, while his family supports him with trepid hearts as WWI looms.

Nath feels helpless to stop this dangerous chain of events, as Mike announces that he is joining the Great War. Armed and deadly, Mike hones his marksmanship skills to a perfection not seen in any other soldier. He is taken on a wild ride of following his passions, courage and gruesome fighting, arriving at Vimy Ridge, France for the fight of his life.

Nath fearing the worst, flees to a place that he thought was his salvation; an old weathered cottage that holds the key to his future.

Follow in the footsteps of heroes.

Be vulnerable.

Would you recover?

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EXCERPT ONE:

She was a stunning woman with beautiful long black hair, shockingly rare blue eyes and tanned skin. She was captivating and absolutely gorgeous. Ivan thought that he didn’t have a chance until he found out that she lived down by the pier with her father. He bought fish from her father regularly, trading vegetables and grains some days. Every time Ivan visited the large fishery at the pier, he was always scanning the crowd for the beautiful blue-eyed fisherman girl. He found out that she was almost the same age as himself; she was 18, and he was 19. How she had managed to remain single was something beyond his stretch of knowledge. Maybe she was too beautiful, he thought. No man was courageous enough to approach her. Until this day, he thought.

Ivan straightened his tie and proceeded to the fishery. He ran his fingers through his hair, adjusting his cowlick. The pesky tuft of hair at his crown annoyed him greatly. It seemed to have a mind of its own, especially in tense situations; it would stick up like a fork in a haystack. Otherwise, he thought that he was quite a handsome fellow, standing at six feet tall, slim but fit, with dark blonde hair, a young uneven beard and captivating green eyes. Women looked at him often, so he knew that he was attractive, but he still felt unsure of himself some days, especially around stunning women like her. Ivan pulled the door to the fishery open, unconsciously licking his hand and smoothing down the cowlick again as he stepped inside.

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GUEST POST:

Five Reasons You Should Read My Book:

Okay here it goes, the FIVE reasons why you should go out right now and read my book (humour me, I can be funny sometimes):

1.)  It is well written, edited and researched thoroughly. I am a very picky reader, so naturally, I would expect the same quality of my own works.

2.)  It has awesome SEX in it! No further explanation necessary.

3.)  It has guns and violence. Like any gripping action movie, The Strong Within Us will grip you and keep you reading until 1 a.m.

4.)  You will form strong emotional attachments to the characters. You’ll be living their lives for a while and that’s what books are supposed to do, take you away from it all.

5.)  You will identify and relate to the characters on a level that might shake you to the core. It’s okay, you’ll survive but you might just be left with a renewed hope for survival. We all know because of Covid-19, a huge dose of hope would definitely help right now.

Now, what are you doing sitting around? Get out of here and pick up the book! It’ll hit your sweet spot!

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BONUS GUEST POST!!!:

Behind the Scenes, Things You Didn’t Know:

I spent weeks searching for a picture of the MKII rifle for the front cover. I checked online, military surplus stores and collectors; couldn’t find it anywhere.

A military store owner said, “Those rifles from WWI were sold or reused in WWII, most of them destroyed from overuse and it’s from 1917! The MKII’s are over a hundred years old! I wish you luck in finding it.”

After several weeks of failures, I called The Military Museums in Calgary, Alberta and finally found an MKII!! I was granted special permission by Roy Boehli from The King’s Own Calgary Regiment Museum to take photographs of the weapon at all different angles. It was one of the most thrilling days of writing this book! I love my job!

I hope my book inspires you to be your own hero and walk the path less travelled. Thanks for reading and thanks to the hosts for having me!

This is a picture of when I used to travel! San Diego July 2019! My son and I rented beach cruiser bicycles instead of a car. It was awesome!

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BOOK ONE – THE STRONG AMONGST US – PREVIOUS FAB STOP:

Did you know that J. A. Boulet was here in August featuring Book One, “The Strong Amongst Us,” in her latest Book Series, The Olason Chronicles?  Not only did she stop by to promote her book and share an exciting excerpt, but she also included an intriguing guest post about “Falling in Love with Characters.”

Check out J. A.’s previous stop on FAB to learn more about Book One “The Strong Amongst Us,” in her latest book series here:

https://fabulousandbrunette.blogspot.com/2020/08/the-strong-amongst-us-by-j-boulet-book.html

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AUTHOR BIO:

J. A. Boulet is the passionate author of The Olason Chronicles, a historical saga of war, courage, love and strength. The Strong Within Us Book 2 was released on Amazon November 11, 2020. J. A. Boulet was born and raised in Western Canada as a first generation Canadian from European descent. Her father was enlisted with the Hungarian military and fought bravely during the Hungarian Revolution, changing sides to stand up for what he believed in. He was granted asylum in Canada and built his family here.

J. A. Boulet was born many years later, raised with strong morals and values, which she stands behind to this day. She started writing poetry at the age of five and progressed to short stories and novels. She has a keen interest in settlers, healing, family bonds and military history. J. A. Boulet writes with a spine-tingling realism like none other, grabbing your emotions and refusing to let go. The Strong Within Us Book 2 will be the book you’ve been waiting for.

She currently lives in Canada with her two teenaged sons and a crested gecko named Mossio.

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CONNECT WITH J. A.:

Website:

https://jaboulet.ca

Blog:

https://jaboulet.ca/entries

Email:

admin@jaboulet.ca

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/love_walk_life

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/jabouletauthor

YouTube:

https://youtu.be/yl_CnBze4ds

Reddit:

https://www.reddit.com/user/NormalFemale

Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20412245.J_A_Boulet

Goodreads Book Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55856975-the-strong-within-us

Amazon Author Page:

https://amzn.to/32CvSRO

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BOOK BUY LINKS & BOOK SALE INFO:

**The Strong Within Us eBook is on SALE on Kobo for ONLY $1.99 during the book tour!!!**

Amazon US Kindle eBook:

https://amzn.to/3aS7X6p

Amazon US Paperback:

https://amzn.to/34PPTWT

Amazon US Hardcover:

https://amzn.to/38Pn8dU

Amazon CA Paperback:

https://www.amazon.ca/Strong-Within-Us-J-Boulet/dp/1777211239

Amazon CA Hardcover:

https://www.amazon.ca/Strong-Within-Us-J-Boulet/dp/1777211247

Amazon UK Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strong-Within-Olason-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B08BJ1ZNK7

Amazon UK Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strong-Within-Us-Olason-Chronicles/dp/1777211239

Amazon UK Hardcover:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Strong-Within-Us-Olason-Chronicles/dp/1777211247

Amazon AU Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.com.au/Strong-Within-Olason-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B08BJ1ZNK7

Amazon AU Paperback:

https://www.amazon.com.au/Strong-Within-Us-2/dp/1777211239

Amazon AU Hardcover:

https://www.amazon.com.au/Strong-Within-Us-2/dp/1777211247

Amazon FR Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.fr/Strong-Within-Olason-Chronicles-English-ebook/dp/B08BJ1ZNK7

Amazon FR Paperback:

https://www.amazon.fr/Strong-Within-Us-J-Boulet/dp/1777211239

Amazon FR Hardcover:

https://www.amazon.fr/Strong-Within-Us-J-Boulet/dp/1777211247

Amazon IT Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.it/Strong-Within-Olason-Chronicles-English-ebook/dp/B08BJ1ZNK7

Amazon IT Paperback:

https://www.amazon.it/Strong-Within-Us-2/dp/1777211239

Amazon IT Hardcover:

https://www.amazon.it/Strong-Within-Us-2/dp/1777211247

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-strong-within-us-j-a-boulet/1137976794?ean=9781777211226

Barnes and Noble Paperback:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-strong-within-us-j-a-boulet/1137976794?ean=9781777211233

Barnes and Noble Hardcover:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-strong-within-us-j-a-boulet/1137976794?ean=9781777211240

The Book Depository Paperback:

https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Strong-Within-Us-J-Boulet/9781777211233

The Book Depository Hardcover:

https://www.bookdepository.com/Strong-Within-Us-J-Boulet/9781777211240

BAM! Books-A-Million Paperback:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Strong-Within-Us/J-A-Boulet/9781777211233

BAM! Books-A-Million Hardcover:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Strong-Within-Us/J-A-Boulet/9781777211240

Chapters CA Hardcover:

https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/the-strong-within-us/9781777211240-item.html

Kobo US eBook – ON SALE FOR USD $1.99!!!:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-strong-within-us

Kobo CA eBook – ON SALE FOR CAD $2.99!!!:

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/the-strong-within-us

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

J. A. will be awarding a $15 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.

44 comments:

  1. J. A. ~ 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! :)

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    1. Good morning! It's a pleasure to be back! What a wonderful blog and wonderful people, thank you so much!

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  2. Thank you for the amazing interview with engaging content! Always a pleasure to be here!

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  3. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  4. Do you write more in bad weather or sunshine?

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  5. How many books do you read in a year?

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  6. Snowing at my house. Is it at yours?

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  7. Do you have a favorite way to write?

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  8. 2/16 comment - penultimate day

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  9. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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