The purpose of this blog hop is to promote Charlene Raddon’s latest release, The Scent of Roses, as well as the work of each of the participating bloggers. Be sure to read to the end of this page so you don’t miss out on the grand prize. Also be certain you visit each blog and comment to qualify for the individual giveaways, and the big prize.
Charlene Raddon has been writing historical romance novels for over thirty years. Her work has won several awards and much well-deserved praise. Here is what she has to say about her newest release.
Any day when a new book is released is exciting for the author. I’m thrilled to announce that my eBook, The Scent of Roses, is now available.
The Scent of Roses is a sequel to my last eBook, To Have And To Hold, but stands alone and does not need to be read in order to be enjoyed. Whip Kincaid, from The Scent of Roses, is the half-brother of Buck Maddux from To Have and To Hold. Whip also has a twin, Cale, who readers met in Buck’s story, which gives me an excuse to write a third book for this series.
The added touch of paranormal elements made The Scent of Roses a fun story to write. Who doesn’t enjoy haunted houses with hidden passageways? When I first moved to Utah, I lived in this house. No, there weren’t any secret passageways, but in every other way, my description of the old house is accurate. The third element new in this book is the subject of polygamy.
Rosalyn Delaney came to Whisky Ridge, Arizona expecting to receive aid from her estranged husband, Josiah Bullock, in escaping the crazed leader of a polygamist cult determined to have her. She’s broke and has nowhere else to go. But Josiah is dead, murdered the very evening of her arrival. The town is in uproar, searching for the suspected killer, Josiah’s business partner, Whip Kincaid. Rosalyn also learns that Josiah has taken a second wife.
Whip is innocent but to prove that, he needs to stay out of jail. He hides in secret passageways in the old house he and Josiah shared. Smythely, the elderly butler who came with the house, is the only other person aware of the passageways. Lurking between spiderwebbed walls and using the abundance of peepholes provided allows Whip to keep up with what’s going on. Sneaking out at night allows him to investigate. He’s particularly interested in Rosalyn Delaney, and for more than one reason. Besides being attracted to her, he’s sure she knows something about the murder.
But does she? Is she safe at Rose House? Will she be safe from Whip Kincade?
I hope you enjoyed this peek into The Scent of Roses. Find it here, at Amazon.com.
BE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT WITH CONTACT INFORMATION. AT THE END OF THE HOP, A NAME WILL BE DRAWN FROM THOSE WHO VISITED AND COMMENTED AT EVERY BLOG. PRIZE IS A $45 GIFT CARD FOR AMAZON OR B&N, WINNER’S CHOICE. Other bloggers are also offering giveaways so make sure you hit them all. See below for the full list.
And one lucky winner who comments on this post will receive a free copy (your choice – paper or eBook) of my latest release, CAMPANULA.
CAMPANULA: A zombified retelling of Rapunzel
Zombies, angels, and everlasting love.
Cami and Mac have been in love with each other practically all their lives, but there’s a problem. Cami’s life is in danger because of a desperate deal her father, Zed the Zombie Killer, made with the local witch, Gert, before Cami was born.
Gert kidnaps Cami as soon as the girl starts menstruating and locks her inside the little used, much haunted tower of the old Waverly Hills Sanitorium. Cami will be the mother of many more zombie children for Gert unless Mac can find her and save her from the zombies and the witch’s clutches…with a little help from some heavenly friends.
Zombies, angels, and everlasting love await you within the pages of Campanula.
“The only way to stop these zombies is to get that bellflower from the witch’s garden and make oil from the dried leaves. I’ve run out of all the supply I had,” Zed told his pregnant wife one evening while he gazed out the window toward the garden that contained his zombie-killing treasure.
“Zed, I don’t want you to do this. I’m scared,” his wife said, an audible tremor in her voice.
Zed looked back at her. “Of course you’re scared, honey. Those zombies want to eat your brain, but I’m not going to let them. I’m going to go over there and get some of that bellflower. It has to be tonight. We can’t wait any longer. Their forces are getting stronger, and the poison will take at least two days to make.”
“But what if the witch sees you? She’ll turn you into a frog or something.”
Zed laughed. “Honey, she’s not that kind of witch.”
Zed’s wife frowned at him and reached for the can of Tab sitting on the end table next to her. She took a quick sip. “I still don’t like this. I’m due any day now. What if something were to happen to you? Who would help me take care of the baby?”
Zed’s mouth quirked at the self-centered comment, and his hazel eyes twinkled. He chocked it up to pregnant hormones, even though he knew better, and chose to ignore it. “Everything will be fine. I promise. Don’t you know by now that you married the world’s best zombie killer and herb thief? I’ll be back before you know it.”
Zed’s wife opened her mouth to protest, but the look on his face stopped any further comment from her. She watched quietly as he gathered his flashlight and his black leather jacket. He crossed the room to kiss the top of her head before walking out the door into the chilly, dark night.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mishael Austin Witty is an editor and the internationally bestselling author of SHADOWS OF THINGS TO COME, a Christian thriller/suspense novel, and BELIEVE IN ME, a sweet contemporary romance/women’s fiction novella. This zombie fairy tale marks a departure from the usual for her, but it was great fun to write, and she already has plans for another.
She lives in Louisville, KY (where most of the action of this story takes place), with her husband, cat, and two daughters. Connect with her online in the following places:
FULL LIST OF PARTICIPATING BLOGS
(Visit these and comment for more chances to win!)
May 31, http://www.heartoffiction.blogspot.com/giveaway
June 1 http://www.charleneraddon.blogspot.com – Official blog tour for Kat Flannery (not part of PUB/PM blog hop)
June 2, http://authortammieclarkegibbs.blogspot.com/giveaway
June 3 http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com/giveaway
June 4 http://writingdreams.net/giveaway
June 5 http://ciaragold.blogspot.com/giveaway
June 7, http://peggylhenderson.blogspot.com/giveaway
June 9, http://www.pamelaforeman.com/giveaway
June 11, http://elizabethdelisi.blogspot.com/giveaway
June 12, http://www.patyjager.blogspot.com/giveaway
June 14 http://www.wittyonlineeditor.com/giveaway
June 15 http://blog.cathymansell.com/ giveaway
June 17 http://tinafosterspageturner.blogspot.com/giveaway
June 18 http://ccrawley210.wordpress.com/giveaway
June 19, http://lynhorner.blogspot.com/giveaway
June 21 http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com/giveaway
June 22, http://www.raintrueax.blogspot.com/giveaway
June 23, http://bethtrissel.wordpress.com/giveaway