Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Andi's Tips - LOVE, UNEXPECTED by @VEMcCullough w/ @PrismBookTours #giveaway

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Love, Unexpected
(Two Moon Bay #3)
By Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
May 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Moving to a new place isn’t easy…

Until a neglected ship and its owner make her feel at home

After spying a boat in need of some TLC, single mom Andi Sterling strikes a deal with its owner, Zeke Donovan, who shares her passion for restoring old things. Uncovering the legendary ship’s secrets draws them closer. Is it too soon for Andi to open her heart to the chance to build new dreams?

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Please welcome Virginia to Colorimetry!!

Andi’s Tips for Single Moms   

Andi laughed in my ear when I ask her about tips for single moms, but once I got her started, she didn’t hesitate to give me her list, starting with:  

  • Luck out and have a good ex-husband.  

Miles is as close to Brooke as Andi is and they share their daughter with few wrinkles or angry moments. (You may remember, Miles Jenkins, the hero of Girl in the Spotlight. I always knew Andi had needed a story of her own.) Andi and Miles may not have been right each other, but they show us they’re the right parents for Brooke.  

  • Now and again you may need to hide your feelings—especially envy.  

When Andi moves to Two Moon Bay, she hasn’t landed new job and she’s mismanaged the timing of the move so she and Brooke have no place to live. Meanwhile, Miles is now happily married to Lark and living his brand new house on the shore. Brooke is off on a trip to Chicago with Miles and Lark—a fun time of Ferris wheels and ice cream cones. Could be Andi’s a little envious. She can’t give Brooke those things, not right now. 

  •  Make your own friends. 

It bothers Andi to realize she left behind very little when she moves to Two Moon Bay. Her life had been devoted to Brooke and to her job as manger of a medical practice. What about friends? Too busy to make them, she claims. She’s vowed never to date again, so where does that leave her. Alone. She didn’t notice what was missing until she moves to the town where the only person she knows is her ex-husband. She needs a life of her own. 

  • Quit calling everything an adventure! 

When Andi can’t find a place to live, she pretends she and Brooke will have a great adventure living on a boat. Nice try. But Brooke is ten, not five, and all she sees is peeling varnish and buckets catching the rain coming through the leaky portholes and cabin top. Calling this an adventure is not going to cut it.  

  • Revel in the good times 

In the midst of a career crisis, adjusting to a new town, and dealing with a ations that haunt her, Andi also meets Zeke and his dad, Art, and their dog, Teddy. Brooke becomes smitten with the dog, and Art is like a new grandpa. Turns out Zeke needs Andi and Brooke as much as they need him. Add a horse named Maple to the mix, and the “homeless,” jobless summer turns out to be one of Brooke and Andi’s best. 

Other Books in the Series

Girl in the Spotlight
(Two Moon Bay #1)
By Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
June 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The daughter they never knew

When Miles Jenkins sees the graceful young figure skater on TV, he can't believe how much she resembles Lark McGee, the girl he dated briefly in college. Could this aspiring star be the child Lark gave up for adoption eighteen years ago? He has to find out.

Locating Lark ignites conflicting emotions in Miles—including regrets for what might have been and romantic feelings that take the two single parents by surprise. As they prepare to meet their daughter, this deeper connection between the two just might be the chance at love they never got.

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Something to Treasure
(Two Moon Bay #2)
By Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

If anyone can save him, she’s the one

Jerrod Walters hopes relocating to the coastal town of Two Moon Bay can be the fresh start he and his young daughter need. But the single dad is caught off guard when a beautiful PR professional offers to promote his diving excursions to legendary shipwreck sites. There’s so much he admires about Dawn Larson, starting with the woman’s upbeat, can-do personality. Dawn’s boundless capacity for joy might be the only thing capable of bringing him back to life after his tragic loss…


About the Author

A writer all her adult life, Virginia McCullough has had the opportunity to write the stories of her heart in her novels, including Girl in the Spotlight, the first book in her Two Moon Bay series for Harlequin Heartwarming. (Book 2 is scheduled for release in January 2018). Her award-winning romance and women’s fiction titles include The Jacks of Her Heart, Amber Light, Greta’s Grace, The Chapels on the Hill, and Island Healing.

Born and raised in Chicago, Virginia has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.

Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.
Tour Giveaway


1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card and the pictured Handfelted Wool Bowl and Gemstones (US only):

Description: A beautiful handfelted wool bowl filled with colorful gemstones to add a little beauty to your home. The bowl contains a small amethyst cluster from Uruguay which is generally used in rooms where people tend to congregate such as kitchens and family rooms. It is said to bring about peace and open communication. The bowl also includes a pink chunk of rose quartz from Brazil as a reminder of love and healing, a candle quartz crystal crystal from Madagascar said to make anyone who enters your home feel welcome, a pretty piece of blue lace agate from Southwest Africa to help create relaxing and accepting energy near your front door, a deep blue apatite heart from Sri Lanka to encourage the sharing of feelings and tangerine quartz from Brazil for information retention and perfect for your office, study or a student's room.

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