Monday, November 26, 2012

GIVEAWAY: Challenging the Legacy by Genie Gabriel


Super-mom Tallie O'Shea took on eight adopted children and built a legacy of compassionate justice with her policeman husband. When he is gunned down, she doesn't think it's an accident. Then a former lover shows up and the lies from her past start unraveling. As dangers explode around her, can Tallie set things right before everything she loves is destroyed?




Excerpt :



...Not long after they left, the doorbell rang.

Puzzled, Tallie looked out the peephole. Her heart dropped to her stomach as she blinked and looked again.

The man on her porch didn't disappear. He simply stood casually with one hand in his pocket, surveying the house and surrounding property as if appraising a potential purchase.

Tallie stood in front of the elevator doors, clasping a massive arrangement of sunflowers in front of her. The florist shop where she worked part-time had been busy that afternoon. After she delivered these flowers to the third floor, several other arrangements were waiting for her back at the shop.

The doors opened with a ping and a man charged out. Tallie tried to step aside, but he plowed into her before she had a chance to move. The vase slipped from her hands, scattering yellow flowers and shards of glass as it shattered on the marble floor.

The physical contact reverberated through her body and settled in her belly as a primal longing.

The same longing now unfurling at the core of her being.

The door swung open, surely from Tallie turning the knob. But her brain was no longer connected to any of her actions as she stared at the man she once thought would love her forever.

 AUTHOR Bio and Links:

For years I've been fascinated by the puzzle of why some people collapse under life's traumas and others emerge triumphantly stronger. These triumphs of the human spirit over the ugliest of adversities became the basis for my stories. Yet my dramatic stories have always contained touches of humor, and sometimes I have great fun writing romantic comedy novellas. However, in all my stories, my passion for writing romance is an outlet for the powerful messages that people can overcome great difficulties, and true love can turn life’s heartaches into happily ever after.


My Web site: www.GenieGabriel.com
My LEGACY blog: http://oshealegacyseries.blogspot.com/


   ~Giveaway~



Genie will be giving away a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and a $10.00 Powell's Bookstore Gift Card to one commenter at every stop.

Just leave a comment with your email address for a chance to win. For MORE chances to win follow her Tour! The link is below. 

23 comments:

  1. Good morning, all! In addition to commenters being entered in my drawings, one of my earlier books is available today for FREE. You can download THE BODYGUARD, which introduced my fictional town of Halo, home of my Legacy Series. The tiny url for this download is **http://tinyurl.com/aot3veu**. Enjoy!

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    1. P.S. Guess I should have made it clear anyone can download the free ebook--you don't have to comment. :) Too early in the morning for me!

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  2. Great excerpt, I want to read more.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi, "Ingeborg"! You are in luck--there's a different excerpt on my web site **www.GenieGabriel.com** and two chapters plus on the Amazon Web site. :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Unusual but fascinating sounding story. Of course, I love all your stories, so this ks no exception.

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  4. Hi, MomJane! Thank you for your kind words. The characters seem to lead all my stories in unusual directions. With this one, they surprised me with an unusual twist near the end that was so perfect, I wondered why "I" didn't think of it. :)

    Good to "see" you again!

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  5. This sounds very intense, but intriguing!

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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    1. Hi! There are some intense scenes in this book, but also some touching, some surprises, and a touch of humor here and there. :)

      Glad you stopped by!

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  6. Great book. Hope your tour goes well.

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  7. Sounds like a thrilling novel, I am intrigued to learn more

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  8. Hi, Shannon! There's a different excerpt on my Web site **www.GenieGabriel.com** and two full chapters on Amazon. Take a look if you're so inclined. :)

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  9. Thanks, Genie. I went and grabbed the freebie of The Bodyguard on Amazon and look forward to reading it.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Catherine! Glad you took advantage of the free download. Let me know what you think!

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  10. You know my reading time is a bit limited these days but I did have a chance to read The Bodyguard (loved it!), I've downloaded the The Leader of the Band so now I'll take advantage of the .99 cent special and get The Rockstar. Did I read out of order?? Oops! I'll have to get on the ball and catch up with this latest series. Thanks! Pam R.

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    1. Hi, Pam! Yes, I know how limited your time is, and I'm so glad you enjoyed THE BODYGUARD! Not to worry about reading out of order--each of the books stands alone. Though it might be a bit confusing if one of the characters is married and has a baby in a later book and you go back to find they aren't even involved with a man. LOL! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. :)

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  11. Very nice excerpt.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, "bn"! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt. And thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Before it gets too late, I want to say thank you to Tamaria (love that name!) for hosting me today! I won't draw this week's winner yet since it's not midnight my time. :) Will wait for any other comments later this evening, then post the name here and also on my Halo Legacy Blog **http://oshealegacyseries.blogspot.com/**. Thanks to everyone for stopping by!

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  13. And the winner is: Shannon! I'll be contacting you by e-mail. Congratulations!

    And thank you once again to Tamaria for hosting me and to everyone who stopped by!

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  14. Super Mum indeed. I'm interested to see how this story plays out.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  15. Wow you have quite the schedule going on. Story sound svery entertaining. Hope you blog tour goes well for you.

    ctny

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