Friday, June 26, 2015

A Fool for Love by Susan Lute (VBB, excerpt, and GIVEAWAY) GFT




by Susan Lute

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BLURB:

When a gypsy caravan-style truck breaks down at Martha's curbside, the last thing Zach Barret needs is an impulsive pixie rocking his boat. The more determined he is to stay away from the free-spirited, green-eyed nomad, the more he finds one kiss is not enough. Uncovering Alice York's secrets in paintings of empty swings and merry-go-rounds puts a new priority in the top spot on his short list. But can he convince this stunning woman to park her truck permanently in his drive?

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EXCERPT


Zach turned his attention to Alice. Unfortunately he hadn't put his best foot forward when he'd first encountered the foxy owner of the Ford. “Where were you headed when your fuel pump gave out?”

“Longview, Washington. Got a job there.”

“What kind of job, if you don't mind me asking?”

“I don't mind.” She nestled her chin in the palm of her hand, the sparkle in her eyes snapping with wry humor. “I work on classic cars.”

Remembering his first sight of her, he asked, “You're a mechanic?”

“Does that surprise you?”

The subtle scent of vanilla coming from her side of the table sent rational thought on a long hike in the opposite direction from practical reason. It was a good thing he was a grown man who had the power to stand up to steamy distractions.

“No.” The stranger his granddad and Lucy had invited to stay in their basement, who said she slept in her truck when it broke down, could be anything from a burglar to a most wanted criminal. 

Stunning green eyes studied him. The punch to his gut wasn't that unpleasant.

Everything about the woman, the cut of her short, wispy, strawberry-blonde hair, the flowery dress that snuggled close to curves he couldn't help noticing, the energetic wave of slender hands when she talked with Lucy, all suggested an impulsive pixie who liked rocking the boat. He didn't like his boat rocked.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Susan is an award winning, multi-published traditional and Indie author. Her debut novel, Oops...We're Married? was a Reader’s Choice nominee and Holt Medallion Finalist. She describes herself first and foremost as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, dreamer, and novelist. An ardent student of human nature who loves ancient history and myth, she didn't grow up planning to be a writer. That didn’t come until much later, after her first publication – a little known article for Listen Magazine titled, Jessie’s Choice.

Other things you should know: Susan is the oldest child of a military family. She’s traveled to many places over the years, but has never been to Ireland, Paris, or Crete, an omission she hopes to someday correct. Her favorite places in the world are New York City, Sedona (Arizona), Ouray (Colorado), and Bath (England). And she believes the best things in life come in unexpected packages. She writes whenever she can. In between she works as a Registered Nurse, reads, gardens, takes lots of photos, travels whenever the opportunity arises, and remodels her house. She LOVES dragons. Currently she’s working on the next novel in her Dragonkind Chronicles, and dreaming up a new contemporary romance.



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38 comments:

  1. Where is one place you want to visit that you haven't been before?

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    1. Paris, for sure. Tucany. Any castle in Europe :)

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    2. Nice question, Mai. I also would love to see Paris! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Rita! Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment.

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  3. Terrific excerpt~I enjoyed learning about you and your book! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Happy you enjoyed it, Betty. Thanks for dropping by!

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  4. Really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

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    1. You are quite welcome, Nikolina. Thanks for visiting!

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    1. Glad you liked it, Mary. Thanks for dropping by!

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  6. This sounds like a fascinating book! Thank you for the great post and contest!

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  7. Thank you for the exceptional post and contest!

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    1. You're welcome, good to see you again. Good luck in the contest!

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  8. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Always happy to share, patrick. Thanks for popping in!

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    1. Hi again, Betty. Thanks for the comment!

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  10. This sounds like such a great book! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome, Betty. Good to see you again!

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    2. You are very kind, Betty. Thanks for the compliment!

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  11. I love the cover! Sounds like a great book!

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    1. I love your tenacity, Betty. Hope it works out!

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  12. I enjoyed learning more about the author and her book! Thank you!

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  13. I found the author's bio to be very interesting and I'm amazed she has the time to write. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Sounds like she's VERY good at time-management, Betty. Great to see you again!

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  14. I enjoyed the blurb! Thank you for sharing!

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  15. I enjoyed the excerpt! Thank you!

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    1. Welcome back, Betty! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  16. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

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    1. Happy to share, Ree Dee. Thanks for visiting and good luck!

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