Wednesday, November 14, 2018

#GuestPost AVA'S PRIZE by @CariLynnWebb #Giveaway @PrismBookTours #Excerpt

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Ava's Prize
(City by the Bay Stories #3)
By Cari Lynn Webb
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

He needs a great idea

She can provide it—but at what cost?

The battle lines are drawn when army medic turned EMT Ava Andrews enters a contest devised by San Francisco entrepreneur Kyle Quinn. The first responder isn’t just competing for a tempting grand prize. She’s fighting her attraction to the self-made millionaire…and losing the war. But private and professional boundaries blur when a breach of trust threatens Ava’s future with Kyle.

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San Francisco and First Kisses by Cari Lynn Webb

Ava’s Prize, my new sweet contemporary romance from Harlequin Heartwarming, is set in San Francisco. One of the most iconic images from San Francisco is the cable car. Fortunately, a cable car ride led to the first kiss between my hero, Kyle Quinn and my heroine, Ava Andrews.

Here’s an excerpt:
Ava curled into his side and watched the high-rises and apartment buildings scroll by like a movie backdrop. “I need to do this more often. Thanks.”
“I was happy to be here for your first and second cable car rides,” he said.
The smile in his voice encouraged her to lean in closer. His hand dropped onto her shoulder. His fingers brushed against her skin; his touch brushed against her heart. For the first time in too long, contentment washed through her. Staying on the cable car with Kyle seemed like the only logical option. Falling asleep in the security of his arm seemed only natural.
Too soon Kyle nudged her awake, stood and checked for traffic on the street. He helped Ava off the cable car and guided her around a group waiting to board. Stepping onto the sidewalk, he turned. Ava walked into his arms.
He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her against him. “That’s the first time I’ve had someone fall asleep on me.”
Ava stared at the buttons on his dress shirt, thankful the night concealed the blush she knew extended from her chest to her forehead. “Sorry about that.”
“Don’t apologize.” He tipped her chin up with the back of his hand. “It might be the best part of my night.”
“Might be?” she whispered. The warmth in his gaze drained her voice. Anticipation roared through her. She was fully awake now. Fully present.
“This might be better.” Kyle tipped his head down.
Ava lifted toward him until her mouth settled on his. And she found exactly where she wanted to be. Curving her arms around his neck, Ava lost herself in the kiss and all the emotions Kyle stirred inside her.
Too soon, Kyle pulled away and pressed a soft kiss to her mouth. His gaze roamed her face. “I’d call that a successful night of firsts. Cable cars and cat naps.”
And their first kiss on a crowded city sidewalk at a cable car stop.
Here are some other beautiful places perfect for a first kiss in the City by the Bay:

1. Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park – with more than 50 acres of gardens and open space, you’re sure to find a secluded spot for a first kiss. Perhaps in the Redwood Grove, the Cloud Forest or neat the Magnolias, the garden’s signature blooming trees. Learn more here.

2. Lyon Street Steps – with more than 300 stairs, there a chance for exercise and romance on your date. The fabulous view of the Bay and Marin is worth the climb. And for a little more romance, climb the stairs at sunset.

3. Palace of Fine Arts – also a popular wedding venue, provides the backdrop for a beautiful stroll. and many photo opportunities. There’s a lagoon with swans and an amazing Greco-Roman style rotunda for pictures to remember your perfect date night.

4. Golden Gate Bridge – you have options to experience this gorgeous bridge and one of the city’s best things to see. It’s 1.7 miles across the bridge and you can walk or bike (free walking tours are offered). The views are phenomenal. Prefer the water, take the Sausalito Ferry or book a one-hour cruise that will take you right under the Golden Gate Bridge.

Happy Reading!
Cari Lynn Webb

About the Author

Cari Lynn Webb lives in South Carolina with her husband, daughters and assorted four-legged family members. She's been blessed to see the power of true love in her grandparent's 70 year marriage and her parent's marriage of over 50 years. She knows love isn't always sweet and perfect, it can be challenging, complicated and risky. But she believes happily-ever-afters are worth fighting for. She loves to connect with readers. Visit her at her website.

Tour Schedule

November 12th:
I Am A Reader
Hearts & Scribbles
November 13th:
Wishful Endings
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
Heidi Reads...
November 14th:
Rockin' Book Reviews
Among the Reads
Book by Book
November 15th:
E-Romance News
Harlie's Books
Reading On The Edge
Kimber Li
November 16th:
My Devotional Thoughts
underneath the covers
Andi's Book Reviews
November 17th:
Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will receive a$50 Amazon e-Gift Card & e-copy of The Rancher's Rescue (open internationally)
- 1 winner will receive a San Francisco Cable Car Ornament, Signed Copy of The Rancher's Rescue & $50 Amazon Gift Card (US only)
- Ends November 21, 2018

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