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Monday, October 11, 2021

Final Strike by Vanessa M. Knight - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Vanessa M. Knight and her new book, “Final Strike,” 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 $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Vanessa and to increase your chances of winning!!

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

Final Strike

by Vanessa M. Knight


GENRE: Romantic Suspense



Julie Connolly thought she had perfected the art of emotional eating, but ever since she learned of her father's passing, she's taken it to new heights. The bastard has figured out how to destroy her life from the grave.

Her father's proposal—abandon her son Cody, so someone else can raise him, or lose her inheritance. The outrageous condition doesn’t deserve a response but the lawyer her father hired demands an answer. Before she can tell the ambulance-chaser exactly where he can shove his demands, her worst fears come alive: Cody is kidnapped. Her only hope comes from Ben Mooring, a man she hates nearly as much as her father.

Though Ben Mooring lost his chance with Julie years ago, she and Cody still mean the world to him. He practically raised the kid for years when he was with Julie. When Cody goes missing, Ben drops everything to search for him. He might never win a spot in Julie's life again, but he can't rest while Cody is in danger and Julie needs him.

Julie and Ben join forces to find Cody, but they have to work quickly. If she doesn't find him soon, she might lose her son forever.



The screen filled with a grainy picture of the front of Cody’s school. Children ran and played. Swings swung. Totters teetered. Teachers stood talking to parents and watching the kids—until they didn’t. The female teachers all turned left as Cody and Dale entered into view. One woman blatantly checked Dale out, up and down. He was a nice-looking guy, which was probably why it took Julie years to get over him. But she had.

Cody ran toward the slide before stopping. He turned to Dale and said something with enough animation for those cartoons he loved, and then jumped into the line for the slide. As Cody climbed up the ladder he yelled over to Dale—probably to make sure he was watching. Cody always did that. Like they could miss him. He sat at the top of the slide and wiggled his butt. It gave him better flying power. At least that’s what Cody told her when Julie asked why he did that. Reaching forward, Cody tugged himself into movement, sliding down and landing with both feet planted on the ground. He raised his arms over his head like an Olympian after a dismount.

Dale clapped and gave his son a high-five. Was this when Dale decided to take Cody? Maybe bond more with his son? Was this the point when Dale felt he deserved quality time—to hell with his son’s education and Julie’s worry?

Dale leaned down to Cody’s level and said a few words. Cody launched himself at Dale. A sweet hug with his father. Even with the shoddy picture and the small screen, Cody’s smile came through. The kid had been in heaven with his father back—was. He was in heaven with his father back. He was happy, not in heaven. Julie couldn’t think about heaven right now. Not with Cody missing.



Who is Vanessa M. Knight?  Well, I’m an author.  Wow.  After years and years of wanting to use those words, that is fun to say.  It’s almost as fun as supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  Did I spell that right?

I write contemporary romantic suspense.

I live in Chicagoland with my family and menagerie of four-legged friends.  In my mind, these lovely animals do everything as they should.  I’m the alpha, keeping peace and harmony amongst my humble servants.  In real life, they own me.  I’m the maid, here for their feeding pleasure.  Well, that and to clean up their messes.

When not catering to the needs of adorably-furry faces, I slug through the nine to five grind and head home so I can write.  Of course, that’s after I make dinner and clean the house and all the other tasks that go into family life.  So really, I work, cater to animals and my family… and then, if I don’t fall face first into bed, I write.  I love putting my characters into crazy situations and watching how they react. I hope you love reading about them.

I love to hear from fans.  I can be found on Facebook at VanessaMKnight and at www.vanessamknight.com.











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  1. Vanessa ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your very intriguing new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    P.S. ~ I'm totally loving the very hot book cover ;)

    1. Ally- Thank you so much for having me here today. I absolutely love your blog.

      PS ~ He is rather nummy.

  2. I love the cover and think the book sounds good.

  3. Hmmm... I wonder what the cover guy's face looks like?

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