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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Return of the Runaway Bride by Nancy Fraser - Book Tour - Book Sale - Book Trailer - Fun Jigsaw Puzzle - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Nancy Fraser and her new book, “Return of the Runaway Bride,” here on FAB!!  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 $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Nancy 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!!

Return of the Runaway Bride

by Nancy Fraser

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GENRE:   Contemporary Romance - Steamy

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BLURB:

Five years earlier, Emily Bennett ran out on Chase Michaels on the eve of their wedding. At twenty-two, she wanted more than the island of Last Chance Beach could offer. Intent on making a name for herself as a world-class journalist, she left to take a job with a big city newspaper.

Chase Michaels left Last Chance Beach not long after having his heart broken and joined the Coast Guard in an effort to rebuild his life. Returning four years later for a family emergency, he decided to stay and go into business with his best friend.

Emily’s returning as well. Not as the journalist she’d hoped to be but as a bestselling romance author. One of her books is about to be made into a movie, and filming will take place on Last Chance Beach and in the mainland town of Summerville.

Will Emily’s return give them a second chance at the love they once shared? Or, will her ‘other’ reason for leaving put a wedge between three best friends that can’t be healed by time or intention?

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EXCERPT ONE:

Last Chance Beach Wedding Chapel

Five Years Earlier

Chase Michaels stood at the front of the non-denominational chapel, in muted conversation with the justice of the peace. He turned slowly, surveying the half-dozen guests who’d been invited to the wedding rehearsal.

The only persons missing were his best friend Jared, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett and Emily, his bride-to-be.

Carly and Becca, Emily’s bridesmaids, hovered nearby.

“I’ve heard of a bride being late for the wedding before,” Carly whispered, “but the rehearsal?”

“You know Emily,” Becca responded, shaking her head in teasing resignation. “She does like to make an entrance.”

When the back door of the chapel opened, everyone raised their gazes in anticipation. Rather than the blushing bride, it was Jared Wilson, Chase’s best man, who entered the sanctuary and made his way down the narrow aisle.

Stopping just short of the flower-covered altar, he pulled Chase aside.

“She’s gone,” Jared said, his words falling like a lead brick on Chase ’s ears.

“What do you mean ‘gone’? Gone where?”

“Mrs. Bennett said Emily packed her suitcase, gassed up her car, and left. She’s on her way to Boston for a job interview.” Jared stuck his hand in the pocket of his jeans and withdrew a velvet pouch. “She left this for you.”

Chase didn’t need to look to know what was in the bag. After all, he’d been the one to give the modest ring to Emily in the first place. Drawing a deep breath, he spun around and faced his friends and family.

“Thank you all for being here for the wedding rehearsal.” Blinking back the threat of tears, he met his mother’s worried gaze. “However, there will be no need to practice. The wedding’s been called off.”

“Called off?” Carly asked. She and Becca exchanged glances and then closed the distance between themselves and where he stood. “If Emily’s got cold feet, we’ll straighten her out.”

Chase gave a quick shake of his head and bit back the string of curses welling up from within. “Emily’s gone. She sent back the ring and, as we speak, she’s on her way to Boston, eager it seems to put both me and Last Chance Beach in her rearview mirror.”

One-by-one, the guests slowly filtered out of the chapel, Carly and Becca giving Chase a hug of support. His mom wrapped her arms around his middle and squeezed, nearly drawing the tears he was fighting so hard to contain. Within minutes, he was left standing at the altar alone, but for the best friend he’d known since kindergarten.

“Are you okay, Chase?” Jared asked.

“No, but I will be. Just not anytime soon.”

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BOOK TRAILER:

Check out Nancy’s exciting new book trailer below!!!

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FUN JIGSAW PUZZLE:

Nancy has created a fun jigsaw puzzle for her readers to play!!!

Check it out here:

https://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=3e851474ba85

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GUEST POST:

Tips for Surviving a Desk Job

So how does a writer, or any other desk-jockey profession, manage to keep their butt in the chair when there are so many things to distract? And, assuming we stay in our chairs, is that really good for us?

There are some definite “rules” for those who must spend an inordinate amount of time seated at a desk and tied to a computer. The following are just a few:

Invest in an ergonomic chair, comfy but not too plush. Your back, hips and legs need support. A couple of months ago I purchased a high-end office chair made by Lazyboy. It’s the best $250 (on sale) business expense ever.

Take breaks every hour or two. Even if it’s only to walk around the house. Avoid making that walk a trek to the kitchen (coffee excepted, of course).

Do NOT eat at your desk. Studies show, people who consume their meals, or even heavy snacks, at their desks tend to gain weight faster than those who are still sedentary but refrain from bringing food into their office area.

Keep a water bottle handy. Sip frequently rather than go without and then down an entire bottle at one time.

Familiarize yourself with desk-ercises. I’ve including a handy chart for a few suggestions (see above pic).

If you’re someone who can walk and type, consider a treadmill desk. However, WARNING: Studies have shown that a treadmill desk does not lead to weight loss or even weight management and has been shown to reduce overall productivity. Personally, I can’t picture being able to type complete chapters while walking. The treadmill desk works best for people whose jobs are phone-centric with only data entry (e.g., customer service call centers), rather than those who have to type expansive amounts of text (e.g., authors).

Vary your work to stave off boredom. As a writer, I find breaking my work up into blocks for creating new work or switching between works-in-progress helps to keep my brain active and then my body follows. Usually.

Engage your brain. Stimulate your body’s energy by pushing the limits of your creativity. Think outside your normal genre. I’m currently in the final edit stages for a book so far out of my comfort zone it comes with ghosts!

These are just a few ideas/suggestions for helping us survive our desk tether. Of course, we still have to find a reasonable way to block out that enticing summer sunshine.

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AUTHOR BIO:

NANCY FRASERJumping Across Romance Genres with Gleeful Abandonis an Amazon Top 100 and Award-Winning author who can’t seem to decide which romance genre suits her best. So, she writes them all.

Like most authors, Nancy began writing at an early age, usually on the walls and with crayons or, heaven forbid, permanent markers. Her love of writing often made her the English teacher’s pet which, of course, resulted in a whole lot of teasing. Still, it was worth it.

Nancy has published over forty books in full-length, novella, and short format. When not writing (which is almost never), Nancy dotes on her five wonderful grandchildren and looks forward to traveling and reading when time permits. Nancy lives in Atlantic Canada where she enjoys the relaxed pace and colorful people.

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CONNECT WITH NANCY:

Website:

http://www.nancyfraser.ca

Newsletter:

http://eepurl.com/bxkKvD

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/nancyfraserauthor

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/nfraserauthor

Pinterest:

https://www.pinterest.ca/fraser425

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/romauthor_nancyfraser

YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3gC68iMStwKCr4v_S6fMIA

BookBub Author Page:

http://bookbub.com/profile/nancy-fraser

BookBub Book Page:

https://www.bookbub.com/books/return-of-the-runaway-bride-last-chance-beach-romance-by-nancy-fraser

Goodreads Author Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7206382.Nancy_Fraser

Goodreads Book Page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58049814-return-of-the-runaway-bride

Amazon Author Page:

http://amzn.to/2twAFAA

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BOOK BUY LINKS & BOOK SALE INFO:

**The Return of the Runaway Bride eBook is on SALE for ONLY $0.99 during the book tour!!!**

Amazon US Kindle eBook:

http://www.amzn.to/36MdpVd

Amazon US Paperback:

http://www.amzn.to/3eAp65R

Amazon CA Kindle eBook:

https://www.amazon.ca/Return-Runaway-Bride-Chance-Romance-ebook/dp/B094TQVB28

Amazon CA Paperback:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0977HQ89B

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/return-of-the-runaway-bride-nancy-fraser/1139455089

Kobo US eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/return-of-the-runaway-bride-2

Kobo CA eBook:

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/return-of-the-runaway-bride-2

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Nancy will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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4 comments:

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

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  2. Ally, as always, it's great to be here. Thank you for having me.

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  3. I really enjoyed the excerpt and look forward to reading more.

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