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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Fully Involved by Lindy Bell - Book Tour - Book Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Lindy Bell and her new book, “Fully Involved”!  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 Lindy and to increase your chances of winning!

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

Fully Involved

by Lindy Bell

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GENRE: Sweet Firefighter Romance

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BLURB:

Katie Garrett is madly in love with her dashing firefighter husband, Andy. When he is diagnosed with cancer, their entire world is turned upside down. Andy clumsily tries to protect Katie from the truth by not telling her, but her fear — and his increasing pain and tumultuous emotions — only feed her deep-seated insecurities, as they fight for Andy’s life and for their marriage.

While the fire station and its camaraderie are Andy’s refuge, station officer Lt. Mike Bentley wages a vendetta against Andy, making Andy more determined to avoid revealing weakness of any kind. In spite of Bentley’s despising Andy, the C shift crew rally to support Andy until events take a downward turn.

As she discovers Andy’s cancer was caused by exposure to lethal chemicals while on duty, Katie navigates the treacherous maze of uncertainty and grief to emerge a stronger, more confident woman who represents her husband and the fire service as an advocate for firefighter safety and protection.

Firefighters face a myriad of dangers, but the invisible dangers – his past, her fears -- can pose the greatest threat of all. Will courage, duty, and love be enough to save Andy from these unseen threats? Will he come to recognize the far-reaching impact his life has on others? If the worst should happen, would his greatest legacy be the love of the fire service or the love for his wife? In the end, the unforeseen might have the greatest significance of all.

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EXCERPT ONE:

Katie slipped her shoes off and swung them from the tips of two fingers as she walked down the hall. She stepped into their bedroom just as Andy came out of the bathroom, fresh from a shower. A towel around his waist but still beaded with water, his broad chest and muscular arms, flexed as he grabbed her in a wet hug. He smelled of soap, his damp skin still warm from the shower.

“Hey, beautiful!”

“You’re soaking wet!” Katie squealed as Andy lifted her up and swung her around. She laughed as she looked into Andy’s electric blue eyes, crinkling with pleasure. He set her gently down but before she could say anything, his warm lips covered hers, tenderly at first and then more intensely as he pulled her close, her body fitting willingly to his. Katie felt her heart race and her breath quicken as Andy’s strong arms held her so tight she could feel his heart beating.

Andy grazed her lips with another lingering kiss before leaning back and grinning into her flushed face.

“That was some welcome home, mister,” she sighed happily before opening her eyes.

Looking into Andy’s face, she could tell something was wrong. The smile on her face turned into a frown and then a look of concern.

“You look pale.”

Andy dropped his arms and walked quickly back to the bathroom. “I’m fine,” he said, an edge in his voice.

“You sure?” Katie ventured, peering into the steamy bathroom.

“I said I’m fine,” Andy said as he snapped a tee shirt over his head. “Why can’t you just take me at my word. I’m tired of being second guessed on everything.”  A sudden flush of anger covered his face as he turned on Katie.

Startled, Katie took a quick step back. “No one is second guessing you,” she tried to assure him in a soft voice. “You just don’t look like you feel well.”

“Again, I am fine,” Andy snarled, brushing past her. “Don’t we have an open house to get to?”

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MY BOOK REVIEW:

I originally came across this book a few months ago when I had the author, Lindy Bell, here on FAB for a Book Blast Tour post.  I remember reading the book blurb and excerpt and was immediately intrigued.  I promptly added the book to my TBR List and looked forward to checking it out.  So, I was very excited when I saw this book was part of an upcoming Review Tour!!!  I quickly signed up and I am so happy that I did as this book did not disappoint!!!

Wow!!!  Wow!!!  Wow!!!

This book took me on such an emotional ride!!!  There were moments I was laughing, then crying, then smiling, then feeling excited, then sad, and repeat lol!!!  This book definitely has all the feels!!!

This book was such a powerful, well-written, and brilliantly told story!!!

I absolutely loved the characters!!!  Lindy Bell clearly has a talent for creating such likable and genuine characters that are easy to connect with!!!  Plus, who doesn’t love a book about handsome, charming firemen?!

This book was just so relatable, easy to read, and fully engaging!!!  The pages just flew right by as I was completely captivated and hanging on every word.

I’ll admit I’m probably a bit bias on the cancer story line theme as I am currently going through my own personal cancer journey.  Plus, after years of having watched and taken care of my mother as she has survived two cancers.  So, reading about Andy’s battle definitely hit home for me.

Although, cancer is a strong story line theme, this book has so many other intriguing qualities such as wonderful, realistic, characters, engaging storytelling, thoroughly detailed passages, and well-placed plot points.

All in all, I really enjoyed reading this book and would absolutely recommend it!!!  I think all contemporary romance and firefighter fans 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 project ten years in the making, Fully Involved is Lindy Bell’s debut novel and avidly reflects her admiration and love of the fire service. Thoroughly researched, the quest for accuracy for the book led Lindy to participate in the Plano Citizens Fire Academy, attend classes and accompany firefighters on ride outs. With a retired fire chief and a current paramedic/firefighter in the family, Lindy has witnessed firsthand the dedication and humbleness of first responders which fueled the impetus to convey the importance of the legendary fire service brotherhood and create cancer awareness and its growing effect on the fire service.

Lindy’s first book, Jane Austen Celebrates~Holidays & Occasions Regency Style, is a showcase Regency Era holidays and their impact on modern holiday celebration traditions. A member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, Lindy has spoken to a variety of groups and taught Continuing and Adult Professional Education courses at Southern Methodist University (SMU).

A graduate of Abilene Christian University, Lindy currently lives in Plano, TX and works from home for a governmental executive recruitment and training firm. As hobbies, Lindy enjoys supporting Plano Fire Rescue by volunteering with the Plano Fire Rescue Association, writing, reading an engaging novel and cross stitching.

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CONNECT WITH LINDY:

Website:

https://www.lindybellwrites.com

Blog:

https://lindybellwrites.com/blog-2

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/LindyBellWrites

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/LindyBellWrites

Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.com/janeite1

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/LindyBellWrites

Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17391065.Lindy_Bell

Goodreads Book Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56983750-fully-involved

Amazon Author Page:

http://amzn.to/38MD5T0

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BOOK BUY LINKS:

Amazon Kindle eBook:

http://amzn.to/3vy4v94

Amazon Paperback:

http://amzn.to/3bTA9WI

Barnes and Noble Paperback:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fully-involved-lindy-bell/1138826471

The Book Depository Paperback:

https://www.bookdepository.com/Fully-Involved-Lindy-Bell/9781736560402

BAM! Books-A-Million Paperback:

https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Fully-Involved/Lindy-Bell/9781736560402

IndieBound Paperback:

https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781736560402

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Lindy will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card 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.

5 comments:

  1. Lindy ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your intriguing 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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  2. Ally: Thank you so much for the awesome review!! I'm so happy that you enjoyed FULLY INVOLVED and really appreciate your strong support in the review tour AND the blog tour. I wish you and your Mom the very best in your cancer journey and thank you for sharing that personal insight. Thanks so much for hosting today and hope to get to correspond with you on other books in the future!
    All the best.
    Lindy

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