Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Summertime Dream by Babette James – Spotlight and #Giveaway

I’m happy to show off the latest release, Summertime Dream by Babette James. Her book will be FREE for the duration of the tour. She will award a $10 Amazon GC to two (2) randomly drawn commenters during the tour.


The Fourth of July is over, but for these summer lovers the fireworks have just begun.

An unexpected inheritance brings business consultant Christopher Gordon from Los Angeles to quaint Falk’s Bend. He’s carved a week from his demanding schedule to list his great-grandparents’ house for sale and explore his roots. However, disturbing family secrets and the sweet temptation of writer Margie Olsson derail his plans, challenging him to seize the elusive dream missing from his hectic life — love.

A recent brush with death shook Margie’s life, but not her dreams and she’s ready to move forward. Only, standing up to her loving, over-protective family isn’t easy. Helping Christopher explore the derelict mansion and unravel his grandmother’s mysterious past should be a harmless fun taste of independence. But when her experimental summer fling ignites into unexpected love, how can her small town dreams work with his big city life?

Excerpt One:

Margie laughed. “Of course, in my dreams it was a bit less rundown.”

“I’d imagine so. Interested in buying?”

“Oh, if only I could, I would in an instant. I’m sure the property alone is worth far more than I can afford.  It’s a huge piece of land. And the repairs and restoration...” Longing swelled. She sighed. Someone else would buy and live in her dream home.

Quiet fell between them for a while. Bees buzzed in the clover. Birds sang, chirped, and flitted. A hummingbird whizzed past. Two more ducks joined the first amid quiet bickering quacks. Dandelion fluff drifted by on an unfelt breeze.

A truck rattled down the lane, breaking the moment.

“Suppose we ought to head back...” Christopher turned, so close their arms brushed, but instead of retreating, he hesitated. Their eyes locked. Where dismay and frustration had filled his green eyes, want simmered. The heavy air electrified.

You need a change.

On a surge of bewildering crazy courage, she stretched up and kissed him. The brief brush of lips to lips left her shaken and her heart pounding, like she had  just come up for air.

His eyes widened in his serious, craggy face.

No, oh, no. Blowing out an unsteady breath, she pressed a hand to her stomach. She’d carried her day’s adventure one impetuous step too far. Her heroines were the daring part of her. She’d never even kissed on a first date before, and this wasn’t even a date.

Before the apology fluttering in her mind could break free, he cupped her cheek and touched his mouth down on hers.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Babette James writes sweetly scorching contemporary romance and loves reading nail-biting tales with a satisfying happily ever after. When not dreaming up stories, she enjoys playing with new bread recipes and dabbling with paints. A teacher, she loves encouraging new readers and writers as they discover their growing abilities. Her class cheers when it’s time for their spelling test! Born in New Jersey and raised in Southern California, she’s had a life-long love of the desert and going down the shore. Babette now lives in New Jersey with her wonderfully patient husband and extremely spoiled cats.

Summertime Dream on Kindle:

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  1. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a really good read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  2. Congrats Babette and thanks for offering both a giveaway and a free book.

  3. Hi, Natasha! Nice to see you here.

    Hi, Sheena, thanks. I hope you enjoy Margie and Christopher's story.

    I'm delighted to visit here with you all today.

  4. Gorgeous cover and teasing excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Replies
    1. Hi, Cathrina. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. Hi, Stella. So glad you enjoyed it. :)

  7. The excerpt was great.


    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed it, Rita.

  8. The book sounds great! Congrats to Babette!

    1. Thanks so much, Kimberly. Enjoy!

  9. Hot cover and nice excerpt

    1. Thanks, readinpleasure! I couldn't be happier with cover.

  10. Babette,
    What a fun excerpt -- well done! Thank you for hosting Babette, Nana.
    ~Carole Avila

    1. Thanks, Carole, so glad you enjoyed it.

  11. Downloaded the book and can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing :)

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com


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