Wednesday, September 4, 2019

On Tour! #CharacterSpotlights SWEET MELODY by @HeidiMcCahan w/ @PrismBookTours #SweetMelTour #giveaway

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Sweet Melody
(Seabrook Romance #1)
By Heidi McCahan
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 242 Pages
August 1st 2019

When a struggling bakery owner is rescued by a wannabe songwriter with hidden culinary talents, they discover they can make sweet harmony - if they can only learn to work together.

Rhett Foster longs to change the world with his music, yet he can't even finish writing one song. Battered by a string of failures and disillusioned, he returns home to Portland, Oregon. While he desperately wants to create a chart-topping hit, his dad mandates a new mission: move to coastal vacation hotspot Seabrook, Washington and expand the family's successful restaurant chain.

In danger of destroying her late parents' legacy if she doesn't diversify her menu, Lindsay Carmichael will try anything to save her bakery. But with a tiny budget and an injured employee who can't work, she has no choice but to sink the last of her savings into buying a dilapidated food truck and hiring Rhett as a part-time barista. What she doesn't know is that the handsome songwriter has a secret - one that could destroy her business and her heart.

Welcome to Colorimetry, Heidi!!

Character Spotlights 

Lindsay Carmichael and Rhett Foster are the heroine and hero of Sweet Melody. This manuscript evolved through multiple re-writes, mentoring from Susan May Warren and the incredible editing insights shared by Kristin Avila. Here are a few key details that inspired the development of both Lindsay and Rhett. 

Characteristics: Lindsay has green eyes, long auburn hair and a petite figure. She’s endured tremendous heartache so she’s wounded, yet very strong and fiercely determined. Her friends describe her as an eternal optimist.  

Rhett is tall, with dark brown hair, brown eyes, an incredible smile and intriguing tattoo on his biceps. He’s discouraged, afraid of failing again, yet longs to write a song that makes a huge impact. The loss of his mother at a young age shaped his whole life and resulted in a difficult relationship with his father, stepmother and stepbrother. 

Please see the images that inspired Rhett and Lindsay when I started writing this story more than three years ago. 

If Lindsay had a playlist: lots of “girl power” songs by Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Maren Morris, Alessia Cara, Carly Rae Jepsen, Taylor Swift 

If Rhett had a playlist: everything from Zac Brown Band to Michael Bublè 

Lindsay’s favorite childhood memory: learning to bake with her mother in their family’s diner 

Rhett’s favorite childhood memory: writing a song with his mother 

3 people Lindsay would love to have dinner with: her parents and Julia Child 

3 people Rhett would love to have dinner with: his mother, Garth Brooks, Dallas Davidson (a successful songwriter) 

Lindsay’s greatest fear: losing her business and destroying her parent’s legacy 

Rhett’s greatest fear: never writing another song worthy of recording 

One destination on Lindsay’s bucket list: France 

One destination on Rhett’s bucket list: Ireland 

About the Author

Heidi secretly dreamed of writing a book for most of her childhood, but a particularly painful rejection letter in middle school convinced her to tuck that dream away. Instead, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington and a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. After a brief career as a Certified Athletic Trainer, Heidi married her husband Steve, then she dusted off her big dream of becoming a published author and launched her first contemporary romance into the world in 2014. A huge fan of coffee, dark chocolate, and happily ever after, Heidi currently lives in North Carolina with Steve, three active boys and one amazing Goldendoodle.

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One winner will receive a signed paperback with bookmark, $10 Amazon gift card, Sticky Fingers Strawberry Scone mix and a Seabrook Sea, Salt and Surf 100% soy wax candle from Hometown candle company.
US only
Ends September 18, 2019

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