Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Healing Notes by Maggie Jaimeson - Virtual Tour and Giveaway

Today we're spotlighting author Maggie Jaimeson on her one day Book Blast with Goddess Fish Promotions for the contemporary romance, "Healing Notes".

Maggie will award one autographed cover flat to a randomly drawn commenter at each blog stop. In addition, she will award a $25 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) as a grand prize to one randomly selected commenter on this tour, so comment here AND follow her tour (if you click on the banner over there on the left, it'll take you to a list of her tour stops)! The more you read and comment, the better your odds of winning. You could be introduced to a great new author AND win a GC!

Forgiving yourself is the first step, but helping others forgive may be just too hard.

Rachel Cullen grew up in Scotland with a fiddle in her hand from the age of four. She couldn't imagine life as anything but a musician. When her husband brought her to America she was immediately embraced by the Celtic and Bluegrass communities. But after her divorce, Rachel's life is a mess.

A year of trying to prove to herself that she's woman enough for any man, and then a vicious rape while on tour with the band, leaves Rachel reeling. When she meets Noel Kershaw, an English teacher who is poetry in motion, she is definitely attracted. But he has a young child and he's suffering from his own divorce. The last thing Rachel needs in life is more baggage.

First, Rachel must reconcile who she is, what she wants, and how to get there. Maybe then she'll know how to be a part of the family she's always wanted.

After she hung up, Rachel stared out at the river behind the house. She had goose bumps along her arms. She could listen to his voice for a long, long time. Why did this man intrigue her so much? Was it just because he didn’t seem interested? Yes, that must be it. He was safe. He had a kid and he wasn’t interested. That meant they wouldn’t get involved.

All conversation stopped as she entered the room and the women looked at her in anticipation. She had the urge to say nothing just to be difficult.

“Soooooo, who’s Noel?” Kat took the receiver from her. “I liked his voice. Sounded real sexy.”

Rachel took a deep breath and pasted a nonchalant smile on her face. “Remember the little girl at the last concert who wanted my autograph? Noel is her father.”

“I see.” Theresa drew out the word as an invitation for more.

“It’s not what you think. It turns out the little girl wants fiddle lessons. Since she saw us play, she’s gotten it in her mind that she wants to learn. He had no idea who to call, so he thought he’d call the main number for the band to find me. He didn’t even think I gave lessons, just that I could make a recommendation.”

“Uh huh,” Michele said, a note of disbelief in her voice.

“But he is cute, right?” Kat insisted. “And you are interested, and something could be going on, right?”


“Ah, come on, Rachel. How can you not be interested in that voice?”

“It’s just fiddle lessons for the little girl. The girl is sweet. I’m happy to work with her. As for the father, nothing is going to happen. Believe me.”

Maggie Jaimeson writes romantic women’s fiction and romantic suspense with a near future twist. She describes herself as a wife, a step-mother, a sister, a daughter, a teacher and an IT administrator. By day she is “geek girl” – helping colleges to keep up with 21st century technology and provide distance learning options for students in rural areas. By night Maggie turns her thoughts to worlds she can control – worlds where bad guys get their comeuppance, women triumph over tragedy, and love can conquer all.

HEALING NOTES is the second book in the Sweetwater Canyon Series of four books. The final two books will be available in 2013.

Website: http://maggiejaimeson.com
Blog: http://maggiemeandering.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maggie-Jaimeson/118916694787820
Twitter: @maggiejaimeson


  1. Healing Notes sounds like a great read.


  2. MJ, Thank you for taking the time to feature my book on your blog and to be a host for this Super Book Blast. By the way I LOVE your umbrella and flowers rating. Very clever.

    As this is the second book in the series, I'd love to hear from your readers what the look for in a series to keep them interested throughout. I've done this series as four stand alone books, so you don't have to read them in order. However, reading them in order does help you to keep all of the character arcs in the right chronology.

    So, what works or doesn't work for you when you invest your time and dollars in a series of books?

    1. thanks for being here and sorry for the late reply -- was in the path of Sandy and had no power!

      Re: series -- I'm a huge fan, but each book needs to be strong. I auto-buy Nora Roberts series she does each year, and have been disappointed twice by books that may have moved the series story along, but the romance itself was weak or boring. Still, she hits it for me 99% of the time, so I still buy! I admit, this is the first I've heard of your series, and I loved the "voice" in the excerpts so may be going to nab the first and see what I think :-)

  3. Congratulations on the release! To answer your question, I can forgive a lot if a series has great characters, but they have to stay true to themselves throughout...


  4. Sounds like a great read!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  5. Very nice excerpt.


  6. Anonymous, a great point about staying true to themselves. Though I do have to say that part of growth is sometimes finding yourself first. Natasha and bn100, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad the book looks interesting to you.

  7. The Grand Prize winner of the $25 gift card is Tore923. Congratulations Tore!

    Because I've had such a great time meeting everyone on this tour, I have decided to award autographed cover flats (one per person) to anyone who has commented during the Book Blast tour. If you wish to have one, please send an email to maggie at maggiejaimeson dot com with the name you would like with the autograph, and your mailing address. They must be sent through the post. If you do not want your name endorsed, in addition to the autograph, then please say so.

    I promise, I will not sell your address to anyone or pepper your mailbox with flyers.


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