Thursday, June 13, 2019

Book Blast + #Giveaway: Love Calls You Home by Donna Simonetta @donna_simonetta @GoddessFish

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Donna will award a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn commenter. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Stephanie Williams left skid marks on the road out of Willow Springs, Vermont after she finished high school. She didn't return until her company sent her to evaluate the town for a massive development project. Back then she thought the town was way too small and too cold. Now the cold isn't as much of an issue since she's reconnected with her childhood friend, Donald Flanagan. Stephanie doesn't remember his eyes being quite so green, or his body quite so built. He's smart and funny as he ever was, and a forest-fire sized attraction burns between them.

Donald never understood his old friend's driving need to leave Willow Springs. He loves everything about it. When he learns the truth about Stephanie's project, and how it will turn his hometown into a theme-park version of itself, will it extinguish the flame that has sparked between them?

Read an Excerpt

It was much darker on this side of the building, without the bright, neon lights around the entrance, and even though they could hear the muffled music through the wall, it felt as though they were all alone in the world. Donald stopped and turned to face her, which placed her between him and the building. He cupped her face in his hands, and Stephanie marveled that she’d never noticed how big his hands were before. He leaned down a little and studied her face. His eyes seemed to be searching for a clue as to what she wanted. There were complications aplenty––putting their lifelong friendship at risk, and her work here in town, which Donald still didn’t know the extent of, being two major hurdles, but Stephanie knew what she wanted right now. She knew it from the bottom of her toes to the top of her head, with a certainty she’d never experienced before. Her blood pounded in her veins, and she felt a little breathless with excitement about the step they were about to take.

“Hurry up and kiss me, Flanagan, before I spontaneously combust.”

One side of the mouth she longed to be kissing quirked up in a sexy half-grin. “There’s no turning back if we take this step, Williams. Are you sure?”

About the Author:
Donna Simonetta writes the kind of books she loves to read--contemporary romances filled with heart, heat, and humor, like the books of her favorite romance writers, Susan Mallery and Jill Shalvis. A Sweeter Spot is the first book in the Rivers Bend trilogy, which is set in a fictional small town, populated by quirky characters. But if you prefer a big city setting and a little fantasy mixed in with your romance, try Angels Fly. A heartwarming story, set in beautiful San Diego, about getting a second-chance with your first love, with a little help from some unlikely guardian angels.

Writing is Donna's third career. She has worked in the business world, which she decided wasn't for her. So she went back to school to get her MLS degree, and worked in a school library, before deciding to pursue writing on a full-time basis. Donna lives in Maryland with her husband, who is her real-life romance hero. They enjoy traveling to visit far-flung family and friends, and spending time on the beach with an umbrella drink and a good book.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Teenyluvkins said...

Thank you for the excerpt. It really promises an interesting romance ^^. Good luck in your book tour

Donna Simonetta said...

Thank you for letting me visit today! I love this story, and appreciate your help spreading the word about it!

Donna Simonetta said...

Teenyluvkins--thank you so much for visiting! And for your kind words. If you decide to read Love Calls You Home, I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Teenyluvkins said...

@Donna Thank you ^^ I will pick it up and I'm sure I'll love it =D

You have a favorite spot in your home in which you write?

Donna Simonetta said...

I do, Teenyluvkins. It's in my living room. When I quit my day job and starting writing full time, I set up a little office in a spare room. And I would sit there and stare at the computer...and NOTHING! When I moved back to my living room, the words started flowing again!

Teenyluvkins said...

@Donna LOL!!! At least moving back to your nook they came back ^^

Teenyluvkins said...

What gets you going in the morning? Tea or coffee?

Donna Simonetta said...

I am coffee in the morning all the way, Teeny! I do like tea in the afternoon sometimes though.