Friday, November 2, 2018

Blog Tour & Giveaway: A Southern Season: Four Stories From a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Claire Fullerton, Linda W. Yezak, Ane Mulligan


Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Southern Season: Four Stories From a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Claire Fullerton, Linda W. Yezak, and Ane Mulligan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Pull up a front porch swing and enjoy learning more about this collection from 4 great authors :)


a southern season Title: A Southern Season: Four Stories From a Front Porch Swing
Authors: Eva Marie Everson, Claire Fullerton, Linda W. Yezak, Ane Mulligan 
Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction 
Release Date: November 1, 2018 
Genre: Inspirational Southern/Women's Fiction Four seasons. 

Four stories. Each one set in the enchanting world of the South. These are the kinds of stories your grandmother told you from a front porch swing.  

Ice Melts in Spring by Linda W. Yezak
When Kerry Graham's boss forces her to return to the Gulf of Mexico where her husband drowned years ago, she feels only spring's chill and not the warmth of the Texas sun. Can the joy of a reclusive author and the compassion of a shrimp-boat preacher thaw Kerry's frigid heart?  

Lillie Beth in Summer by Eva Marie Everson
With the untimely death of his wife, Dr. James Gillespie believes God has abandoned him. He also believes he's never met anyone like the young widow Lillie Beth, whose beloved Granny lies dying at home, and who sees a God who sweeps hope through a farmhouse window. Can a young woman whose husband died in Vietnam restore a faith that is all but dead.  

Through an Autumn Window by Claire Fullerton
Because her larger than life mother Daphne Goodwyn is dead, forty-year-old Cate returns to Memphis with one thought in mind: something always goes wrong at a Southern funeral. But surrounded by the well-mannered society that raised her, the nostalgic rites of a three-day, autumn mourning bring the unexpected gift of the end of sibling rivalry.  

A Magnolia Blooms in Winter by Ane Mulligan
With Broadway stardom within her reach, Morgan James returns home in winter to help an old friend. Maybe it s just nostalgia, but when she sees him again, an old flame rekindles. When she's called back to NYC to take the lead in a new musical, will fame be worth losing the man she loves?  

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From: A Magnolia Blooms in Winter by Ane Mulligan

“How are you, Mama? Is Daddy still treating you like a queen?” I leaned against the two-foot long kitchen counter. Affordable Manhattan apartments were miniscule compared to ... anywhere, but especially to home.
“He’s a keeper, that’s for sure.” 
I heard a “but” in her voice. 
“Sweetie, I called for a reason.” 
Yep, there it was. 
“Are you between roles now? Can you come home?”
Between roles? Uh, yeah. Way between. I hadn’t played so much as a walk-on since September and it was now November. I actually had to take a second job to pay my rent, which was due in—I flipped a calendar page on my tiny fridge—two days. I stifled a groan so Mama wouldn’t hear.
“I might be able to, but I just had two different auditions. Rehearsals start in a few weeks for one and six weeks for the other.” I didn’t really feel I was right for the part that started soon. But the other? Oh, I was born to play the lead in Bloom!  “Why? Is something wrong?”
“Sugar Hill Community Church needs you, darlin’. I don’t know if I told you, but we hired Andy Wayfield as our worship pastor six months ago.”
“Andy?” My heart did a little flutter. How long had it been? Over four years, and his name could still send my pulse to racing. “No, you didn’t tell me. I wouldn’t have forgotten something like that. Wait a minute ... did he leave the band?” Another thought hit me like a wrecking ball. “Did he get married?” I swallowed my heart as I waited for her answer.
“Yes and no. Left the band, not married.”
That last bit of news zipped a delicious shiver down my spine. Andy. My college leading man. He always encouraged me to reach for the stars, telling me God had gifted me and I should use that gift for His glory. At the time, I sort of hoped he’d ask me to stay—and I would have. 
Three years to make it to the top. That’s what I thought. How could I tell him that even stretching on my tippy toes, my touch never reached a single star?


Eva Marie by Mary Denman Photography 2

Eva Marie Everson (Lillie Beth in Summer) is a multiple award-winning author and speaker. She is the president of Word Weavers International and the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference & North Georgia Christian Writers Conference.  

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Claire Fullerton (Through an Autumn Window) is the author of Mourning Dove, Dancing to an Irish Reel, and A Portal in Time. She is a transplanted Southerner from Memphis now living in Malibu, California.

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Ane Mulligan (A Magnolia Blooms in Winter) writes Southern-fried fiction served with a tall, sweet iced tea. She's an award-winning, multi-published novelist and playwright, who believes chocolate and coffee are two of the four major food groups.

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Linda Yezak

Linda W. Yezak (Ice Melts in Spring) lives with her husband and PB, the original scaredy cat, in a forest in Deep East Texas, where tall tales abound and exaggeration is an art form. Author of several novels, novellas, and short stories, she is best known for her award-winning Circle Bar Ranch series.  

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a southern season giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of A Southern Season, signed by all 4 authors! (US only)  

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 30, 2018 and last through 11:59pm November 5, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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