Welcome to Day 4 of my Blog Tour!
So far, you should have three gold mining implements, which you found on my previous blog visits, as well as three names—the names of the characters featured each day. Anyone with a perfect score at the end of my 10-day tour will receive a Whiskey Creek package,* so don’t miss the fun. Visit www.brendanovak for directions, a scorecard and details on the prize.
One of my favorite movies of all time is A WALK TO REMEMBER. It’s a movie I could watch over and over. Not only is the love story poignant, the way the two main characters change each other’s lives is uplifting. That film definitely inspired me when I was writing WHEN SUMMER COMES (only I wasn’t too excited about the girl dying in the end so I knew from the outset that mine would not go that way).
When Callie Vanetta receives the devastating news that she needs a liver transplant, she also learns that the chances of getting one aren’t good. She’s waiting and hoping but, determined to spend whatever time she has left on her own terms, she moves out to her late grandparents’ farm. She’s always wanted to live there. But the farm hasn’t been worked in years and she begins to fear she can’t manage it, that she’ll have to return to town. Then a stranger comes knocking at her door. He’s an attractive and mysterious drifter by the name of Levi McCloud, and he offers to trade work for a few nights’ shelter.
Callie figures she doesn’t have anything to lose. He needs a place to stay until he can fix his motorcycle; she needs an extra pair of hands. The arrangement seems ideal until what was supposed to be temporary starts to look more and more permanent. Then she realizes she does have something to lose—her heart. And, although he doesn’t know it, Levi stands to lose even more.
If you’d like to read, WHEN SUMMER COMES, you can order it at any bookstore or online at:
WHISKEY CREEK SERIES:
WHEN WE TOUCH (Digital prequel novella)
Book #1 - WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES
Book #2 - WHEN SNOW FALLS
Book #3 - WHEN SUMMER COMES
Book #4 - HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK (Coming out now!)
Book #5 - TAKE ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (To be released October 29, 2013)
Book #6 - COME HOME TO ME (To be released April 2014)
With many more on the way!
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by Brenda Novak
4th in a series
Sometimes home is the refuge you need—and sometimes it isn't...
Adelaide Davies, who's been living in Sacramento, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once called home. She's there to take care of her aging grandmother and to help with Gran's restaurant, Just Like Mom's. But Adelaide isn't happy to be back. There are too many people here she'd rather avoid, people who were involved in that terrible June night fifteen years ago.
Ever since the graduation party that changed her life, she's wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible—men now—are punished. But she can't, not without revealing an even darker secret. So it's better to pretend….
Noah Rackham, popular, attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide won't have anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very presence reminds her of something she'd rather forget. He only knows that he's finally met a woman he could love.
Meet Author Brenda Novak:
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of more than forty-five books. A three-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May at www.brendanovak.com (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised over $2 million. Brenda has a brand new small-town contemporary series out. Come meet the long-time friends who have made Whiskey Creek the “Heart of Gold Country,” with WHEN WE TOUCH (prequel novella), WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES (Book #1), WHEN SNOW FALLS (Book #2), WHEN SUMMER COMES (Book #3), HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK (Book #4) and TAKE ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (Book #6 due out October 29, 2013).
Giveaway Details: (US/Can only)
Follow the directions in each of Brenda’s posts along the tour. Keep track of your answers because at the end of the tour, you’ll be asked to submit them. Perfect “Character Mining Score Cards” will get a fabulous Whiskey Creek package! Full Tour Giveaway details can be found at http://brendanovak.com (as well as the “Character Mining Score Cards”) This contest is open to all US & Canada residents of the age of majority. Please see full Terms & Conditions at http://events.litconnect.com/virtual-book-tour-home-to-whiskey-creek-by-brenda-novak/
July 29: (un)Conventional Bookviews
July 30: Just Contemporary Romance
July 31: Herding Cats & Burning Soup
August 1: Books and Things
August 2: The Caffeinated Reviewer
August 5: Novel Reflections
August 6: Harlequin Junkie
August 7: Ramblings From This Chick
August 8: Enticed by Books
August 9: The Book Whore
OR, go to the following link to access direct links to each daily stop and find full giveaway Terms.
*Prize consists of a mug from Black Gold Coffee (fictional coffee shop in my series where the group of friends who people these stories meet every Friday), a black Amos Auto Body T-shirt (Dylan’s fictional auto body shop), a free digital download of WHEN WE TOUCH (the prequel novella that kicks off the series), and autographed Whiskey Creek poster and autographed cover cards for all the Whiskey Creek books released so far!