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Saturday, August 1, 2015

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Jewell by Tina DeSalvo - CONTEST!

Hi there!
Welcome back to the Saturday edition of Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Goodbye July and hello August!  We're not letting a day of summer drift by without giving you the chance to add to your reading list.  No siree!  Today, we're shining the book spotlight on a Contemporary Romance title straight from the bayou filled with the sauciness and flavors that only Louisiana can bring.  So, if you're ready to  get your Cajun on, I suggest you join us for a spell as we introduce...

A Second Chance Novel
Tina DeSalvo

About the book...
Once invited into New Orleans’ historic mansions to evaluate prized antiques, Dr. Jewell Duet held a coveted professorship at a top university. With her deep knowledge of Louisiana history and antiquities, she was the go-to person for anyone requiring professional appraisals. But, one hasty decision cost her both her reputation and possibly her freedom. Now, as she waits to discover if her future includes prison, Jewell knows that taking the job at Sugar Mill is necessary if she is to support her beloved grandmother who has advanced dementia. 

Charming, sexy lawyer Beau Bienvenu's attraction to the intriguing historian vies with his distrust of her motives. He doesn't trust Jewell, nor her reason for taking the lowly job at Sugar Mill Plantation. What is she really up to? Is it possible Jewell and her quirky grandmother are there to try to profit from a Bienvenu family mystery? If so, both women are out of luck. 

Jewell and Beau are at odds about almost everything. The only things they agree on are that family is everything…and that their mutual attraction is inconvenient.


Sounds good, right?
I sure thought so...
...a leading lady distrusted by most waiting to see if her life will include orange as her new pink....
...a leading man, and possible love interest, that is at odds with his heart as he tries to find the truth...
...a lovable grandmother, a family mystery, local history, and....need I really go on?

Like I said, it sounds good, BUT it's about to sound even better for multiple reasons.  How do I love thee?  Let me list the ways...or rather THREE specifically.

1.  All proceeds from the FIRST book in the series, Elli, are donated to women in the fight against breast cancer.  How amazing is that?  As if you needed another reason to add a book to your wish list....

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2.  You can enter to win 1 of 10 copies on GoodReads now through 08/03/15!  So?  What are you waiting for?  Oh, oh...I know.  You want me to reveal reason number three.  Okay, okay!  No need to get pushy.  *ahem*

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3.  There's an EXTRA amazing giveaway going on right now courtesy of the author.  One lucky winner has the chance to win a Jewell Prize Pack!  The contents you may ask?  Ah well, that would be a copy of Elli, a special Jewell mug with Cajun coffee, and Lagniappe (extra surprises - Louisiana style!)  All you have to do to enter is CLICK HERE and fill out the Rafflecopter form.  Easy peasey, lemon squeezy.  The contest is set to end August 19th but why wait?  Get your entries in now!


About the author...

Tina DeSalvo is a journalist in Southern Louisiana… and she is a Breast Cancer Survivor. While Elli’s story is fictional, it is inspired by Tina’s real emotions and those of the people who fought cancer alongside her. She hopes you find inspiration when you read Elli’s journey in that wonderful, difficult, joyful, and fearful time after the cancer treatment ends and a renewed life begins.



Special thanks to Penny at Author Marketing Experts for the chance to feature this promotion and many thanks to the author for my own review pack!  Watch for the review coming soon, right here on the site!  BOTH titles are available now, so be on the lookout for them on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time...happy reading!

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