Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Book Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Rising Star by Jennifer Faye

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Rising Star
(The Bell Family of Bluestar Island #4)
By Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 308 Pages
April 16, 2022 by Lazy Dazy Press

When Bluestar’s hometown celebrity unexpectedly returns to the island, there’s a heartbreaking scandal following her…

Country singer Emma Bell is finally making headlines—just not the right ones. Before she has time to heal her broken heart, her assistance is desperately needed. Bluestar’s Concert on the Beach Summer Spectacular is in trouble, and her soon-to-be sister-in-law’s job is on the line.

Financial investor turned carpenter, Noah Sullivan, has retired from his high-stress job due to health issues. He’s moved to Bluestar Island for a quiet, healthy life, but when Emma blows into town, his days are anything but serene.

Everyone in the small town counting on them, Noah and Emma must work past their conflicts to keep a promise to someone special to both of them. Will the summer’s sun soothe their tension and the sea breeze lull them into a peaceful surrender of their hearts?

Includes a recipe for Emma’s Heavenly Angel Food Cake!

The Bell Family of Bluestar Island series:
Book 1 – Love Blooms (Hannah & Ethan)
Book 2 – Harvest Dance (Aster & Sam)
Book 3 – A Lighthouse Café Christmas (Darla & Will)
Book 4 – Rising Star (Emma & Noah)
Book 5 – Summer by the Beach (Summer & Greg)

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He stepped inside the café, which was busy with tourists, and made his way to the counter at the back of the café. A young woman wearing a uniform and nametag that read Molly headed toward him. Her long red curls were pulled back into a ponytail. He’d frequented The Lighthouse Café many times while he’d been on the island, and he didn’t recall seeing this particular server.

She stopped in front of him and gave him a friendly smile. “May I help you?”

“I’d like an iced coffee with cream and sweetener.”

She rang it up on the register. “Will there be anything else? Perhaps a slice of peach pie?”

He shook his head. Though the pie was tempting, he wanted to get moving. “No thanks.”

He paid for his coffee and moved to the side to wait. The place was hopping for it being almost four o’clock. But he’d quickly learned that summer on the island was a lot different than the other seasons. During the summer months, tourists flocked to the island. If it was this hectic year-round, he wouldn’t have moved there. But he knew how peaceful it was during the other three-quarters of the year.

“Emma! Noah! Coffee is up.”

He moved to grab his cup at the same time as the woman. Their shoulders lightly bumped. He pulled back slightly. “Sorry.”

She apologized as well.

He waited for the woman to get her coffee first. After the woman took her cup, he grabbed the only remaining one. Before he took a sip, he noticed the name Emma written in black marker.

His gaze moved to the woman, who was already heading for the exit with his cup in hand. “Hey! Wait.” She didn’t seem to hear him over the noise of the café. He once more glanced at the cup in his hand. “Emma, wait.”

That did it. She stopped and turned. As she did, he was struck by her dark ball cap and big dark sunglasses. It was the woman from the airport. He was certain of it.

He strode toward her. “It’s you.”

Color bloomed in her cheeks. “I… I don’t know what you mean.”

“We saw each other at the airport.”

She shook her head. “I don’t think so.” And then she turned back toward the door.

He couldn’t let her get away. “Hey, you have my coffee.”

She paused. She removed her sunglasses to read the name on the cup. And then she turned around. The rosy hue in her cheeks deepened.

“Oh.” She held the cup out to him. Her blue gaze met his, causing his heart to thump against his ribs. When he didn’t move, she said, “Go ahead. Take it. I didn’t drink from it.”

He swallowed hard as he averted his gaze. As they exchanged to-go cups, their fingers touched. A jolt rushed up his arm and settled in his chest. He struggled to ignore the strange sensation. He swallowed hard.

Excerpted from Rising Star by Jennifer Faye, Copyright © 2022 by Jennifer Faye. Published by Lazy Dazy Press.

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About the Author

Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

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One winner will receive a digital copy of LOVE BLOOMS, HARVEST DANCE and A LIGHTHOUSE CAFÉ CHRISTMAS plus a $25 Amazon gift card

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