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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Brass Tabby by Rowan Helaine - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Rowan Helaine and her new book, “Brass Tabby,” 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 $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Rowan and to increase your chances of winning!!

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

Brass Tabby

by Rowan Helaine


GENRE:  Contemporary Romance (Dark Comedy)



It’s loathe at first felony for the man with no future and the girl with no past.

Left blind and gruesomely scarred following a horrific accident, former golden boy Grant Harcourt isn’t looking for new friends when a snarky ball of hellfire dives into the back of his chartered car. Scrappy street artist Enola Fothergill is just trying to survive, and she definitely doesn’t need the attention that association with the Harcourt clan could bring. A bungled carjacking sparks a slow-burning passion, but when Nola’s murky former life catches up with her, they’ll both have to decide how far they’re willing to go for love.



Howling At The Moon:

Grant craned his neck to inhale the dry tang of an approaching electrical storm, feeling an unexpected thrill go through him. She didn’t seem like the type to check the weather before doing anything, so there was a strong possibility that if she didn’t head home, the rain would keep her in one place. As embarrassing as it was to admit, she never really left him anyway. If she hadn’t shown up when she did, he would have spent the last four hours before sunrise staring up at the ceiling and thinking about her before he finally fell asleep. “So. How was work?”

“Long,” she said. An instant later, she tipped back her head and let loose with a sonorous howl. The sound carried for a while, across the broad expanse of the lawn before it echoed off the tightly packed cedar hedge at the edge of the property. He could hear the way the sound struck the trunks of the trees and bounced back, barely a whisper on the return.

Grant laughed, genuinely laughed, for the first time he could remember. “What the hell was that?”

She responded with another howl, louder this time, projecting her voice into the sky. Leaning against him, she nudged him with her shoulder. “Go ahead. Try it.”



Fierce Female Lead Characters: How to Create Strong Role Models in Books

I liken independence to chronic pain. We tolerate it as long as we can. We get overwhelmed. We fall apart, cry it out, and then when we’re done, we get up and keep going, feeling better than we did before. I wanted to present a realistic female character who has been hardened by life, but still needs space to fall apart sometimes.

I think one of my beta readers put it best when she said that all too often, strong female characters are portrayed as “guys with boobs”. That is to say, we make the mistake of presenting them as devoid warmth. Vulnerability. Even femininity. I would argue that the strong female is one of the most compelling and emotionally nuanced characters we can tackle. Strong women don’t want someone who will follow blindly, treating them like a flawless goddess. They want the space to fall apart when they need to, without their partner treating them like she’s pulled a bait and switch on them.

In Brass Tabby, neither of the main characters find their true strength until they admit that they can’t do everything themselves. Real people are many things, not just strong, or weak. Sometimes admitting that we need help is the strongest thing we can do. It helps us draw a line and grow beyond our limits.



Born and raised in New England, Rowan is currently leading a semi-nomadic existence in the company of her aggressively affectionate hound dog Filburt and a hardy Finnish sourdough starter. She enjoys solo travel, rescue animals, men, and carbs.











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

  2. Sounds good, thank you for sharing.

  3. Do you listen to music while writing?

  4. Sounds like an interesting book.

  5. I enjoyed the guest post and the excerpt and Brass Tabby sounds like a great book for me to enjoy and the cover is cool! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful day!