Monday, April 14, 2014

Home Run by Bernadette Marie - Spotlight and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Bernadette will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

In one moment Christian Keller’s life was changed. Now as he picks up the pieces he wonders if he can possibly recoup what he lost.

Victoria Lincoln had a promising future with Christian until an accident took the life of her sister and left her as guardian to her two small children.

Their lives have gone in different directions, but Christian and Victoria’s paths will cross again. It will take a lot of change to pick up where they left off—if either of them can.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Scott reached for her hand and interlaced their fingers. He ran his thumb over hers in the most intimate of gestures and Victoria thought of how sweet they must look—this family dressed in their best, very cozy in Scott’s Lexus.

She let the tension roll out of her shoulders.

Scott gave her a glance and then turned his eyes back to the road. “So how long did you and Christian Keller date?”

The tension was back, but this time it stiffened every muscle in her body. The weight in her stomach was back too and it literally made her sick. She knew she’d tightened the grip she had on Scott’s hand.

“What makes you think we dated?”

He chuckled and continued to stroke her hand with his thumb. “The way he complimented your dress without looking at it. The grip he used when shaking my hand. The awkwardness you didn’t have with anyone else. Should I go on?”

“Please don’t.” She rolled her head to the side to look at him. He was handsome—more rugged than Christian with strong features and a dark completion. He was a natural in a suit—where she’d seen Christian squirm. There was an athletic build under that Armani and she’d seen it. They’d taken the kids swimming at his condo building last week. It had been the first time she’d been in a swim suit in over a year, but he hadn’t looked at the scars that riddled her body. He’d made her feel secure in her own skin.

Victoria took a breath. “We dated up until about eight months ago.”

He nodded and guilt plagued her.

“Okay, we didn’t just date. We were engaged.”

About the Author:
Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends. Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter. At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.

In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12 books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres.

Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events. She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she always promises Happily Ever After.

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  1. I'm loving this story line.


  2. Oh-oh, I sense a love triangle. For some reason this is one of my favorite tropes to read lol. Great teaser of an excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I like the premise of the story and enjoyed the excerpt.


  4. Thank you for having me today! :) I hope you all enjoy the Keller series. Home Run is especially fun!

  5. Hi Bernadette, You are a new-to-me author so I will enjoy following your tour to learn more about you and your writing. I liked the excerpt I just read and looking forward to reading more.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    1. Thank you Karen. I hope you'll find the tour entertaining! :)

  6. This book was wonderful. I loved it and every book in the Keller series.

  7. This sounds like a sweet and romantic story. Loved the excerpt.

  8. I love all of your books so far. I think my favorites are the Keller's. My great aunt and uncle were country music singers as well as many others in my family. My dad grew up in Nashville and I love that city. I am so looking forward to your upcoming books. Congrats on all of the new fans.

    1. Thank you Gina! I love that people have enjoyed the part of Country Music I've incorporated! Thank you for sharing about your family too! That is so much fun!

  9. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  10. Holy crap! TWELVE books in one year! You must be a MONSTER when you set your mind to something!!!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. This is certainly my calling! Writing is easy to me! :) I'm very lucky like that...don't ask me to do anything mathematical. not my calling :)

  11. This excerpt is great!!! It leaves me begging for more! You are a great writer Bernadette :) And i just love how you bring the emotions of each character to life:) -Alissa L.


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