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It's the Grand Finale of THE BATTLE IS O'ER by LAURA VOSIKA!

It's the Grand Finale of THE BATTLE IS O'ER by LAURA VOSIKA!


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Grand Finale for
The Battle is O'er
By Laura Vosika

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch - Author Interview

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read [The Battle is O'er]?

I hope they’ll feel as if they walked beside Shawn and Niall for a time, and all the rest in the story, that the inhabitants of the Blue Bells world have become people they knew and cared about. And many readers seem to very much feel that way. I hope they’ll carry with them the beautiful story of a man who recognizes his flaws and makes a decision to turn himself around. I hope they’ll remember the humorous moments and the poignant moments and smile long after the book is closed.

Bri's Book Nook - Review

"...I enjoyed every bit of plot that I read and could take the storyline seriously. . . . I would recommend this to lovers of fantasy novels, and now-complete series with complex storylines, characters, and worldbuilding."

Among the Reads - Excerpt

Clive moved in silence beside him for a time, flashing his light around the cells that opened on their right, and down another passage.

“That one comes to a dead end,” Shawn said. “I’ll take a look. Stay here. Be ready for anything.”

He followed the passage, quickly, his mind on Niall. His brother would be searching too, neither of them knowing if Simon had crossed or not. He hoped Niall would be okay—not ambushed by Simon. He hoped he wouldn’t be ambushed himself, nor Clive, nor the chief. He doubted they could take on a medieval knight with years of brutal warfare under his belt.

E-Romance News - Excerpt

Yes, Let’s Go Back to the Old Couple
Inverness, Present

“So you want to tell me where you were for a year?” his mother asked. “I’ve given you plenty of space, but I’ve waited long enough and I think you owe me some answers.”

Shawn stared into the fire. “An old couple in the west of Scotland?”

Carol snorted. “One of many stories you’ve told. if it were true, you’d have said so from the start.”
He took another long drink, letting the tea thaw out his insides. “What has Amy told you?”

Carol shook her head. “Nothing I can make sense of. A ring from Robert the Bruce. You turned up in the tower of Glenmirril. None of it makes sense.”

Shawn set the tea mug down, rose, and lifted the linen shirt made by Christina, revealing the scar.


Simon Arrives at Claverock
Claverock Castle, Northumbria, December 1317

Simon stared up with pride at the great stone walls of Claverock, at his banners snapping on its towers. His steward had kept the place up. It was all worth it, he thought. He drew breath. This was his moment! “Open the gates!” he bellowed up at his towers. “Your Lord of Claverock is home!”

Men looked down from the walls above the gatehouse. One pointed and shouted. Two ran, and soon the portcullis creaked, lifting. His steward raced through, falling to one knee, as he cried, “My Lord! My Lord, is it really you? We thought you dead, my Lord!”


Niall and Company Meet Christina Coming Home
Scottish Highlands, December 1317

They were two days into the ride, when a scout came racing back to them, spurring his garron. “Lochmaben ahead!” he shouted joyfully. “Milady Christina rides with them!”

Cheers rose from the men of Glenmirril. Relief washed through Niall. Their ruse with James Angus had not entirely silenced the whispers, though Margaret had been stalwart in looking down her nose at those who did so, reprimanding them and silencing them. He was grateful the rumors had not diminished the love of the people of Glenmirril for Christina.


Niall Meets Joan
Creagsmalan, Southwest Scotland, January 1318

Niall waited in the hills outside Creagsmalan as Conal, Lachlan, and Owen rode in. He and Hugh sat on a pair of boulders, watching sunrise spill light over the water beyond the town.

“Are ye sure she’ll believe it?” Hugh’s eyebrows suddenly furrowed. “Surely she knows the Bruce will not return his lands until he swears fealty.”

“Hope,” Niall said. “She wishes to believe it. Moreover, Bruce is known for mercy. She will count on that, for she does not wish to leave Scotland.”

Becky on Books - Excerpt

Angus Warns Shawn

“Sit down. We need to talk.” Angus’s voice snapped Shawn’s attention back to the hospital room. Angus sat in a wheelchair by the hospital window, wearing jeans and a heavy fisherman’s sweater, a book in his hand. He laid it down on his lap.

“You’re up!” Shawn stopped in the doorway, feigning energy. In truth, he’d had multiple late nights, on top of a heavy load of arranging for the album Ben wanted out yesterday. He wanted nothing more than to be in bed, asleep. But when he collapsed in bed, he turned and rolled restlessly through the dark hours with nightmares—if he slept at all.

“Shut the door.”


"It is full of action, danger and romance, plus more..."


"I found the novel to have an interesting premise with realistic characters and development. I like that the story was told from the past, future, and present. Overall, it was an interesting book..."


Simon Meets Eamonn Again

“Good to go home to your young bride, eh?” The man gave a wink as he waved for a stable boy.

Simon grinned. It felt odd and light on his face. Smiles, in his experience, had always been a deliberate tensing of muscles. This time, his features moved on their own, without his will, and his heart lifted, too.

“Cat’s got your tongue,” the man laughed. “She must be a fair delight to the eyes!” He slapped his horse on the rump and melted into the crowd, leaving Simon alone and feeling foolish in the midst of the courtyard, as more men poured through the gates.

Beck Valley Books - Spotlight

Daily Waffle - Excerpt

Amy Sees the Pool

He mentioned it as we entered his foyer. “By the way, I put in a pool.” A pool in the yard, I thought, a small pool or a hot tub on the deck. But this—this is beyond what anyone would conceive from, “by the way, I put in a pool.”

I stand on the terrace where Shawn loved to barbecue. Black velvet sky shows overhead. Starlight shines down—but now it pours through a glass ceiling. I catch my breath as I take it in—on my right, a room like a medieval castle vault; stone walls with Gothic arches at intervals, alternating between windows of leaded glass and stone niches framing….“Sconces,” I breathe. “You put in sconces.”

“They’re electric,” he says defensively. And then, with the child-like joy I loved, the innocent joy that made me believe his public self was the facade: “You like it?”

Mel’s Shelves - Excerpt

Beatrice and Simon
Northumbria, England, 1318

Beatrice’s head shot up as the door burst open, yanking back from her husband’s embrace.

“Sir Kenrick....” The guard, Erol, stumbled to his knees, shoved by a man in chain mail.

“Lord Claverock!” Kenrick jumped forward, reaching to help his man up off the floor as he said, “Why did you not send word you were coming? I’d have met you in the hall.”

Beatrice backed up, gripping her shift close as she studied her cousin. She’d not seen him in years, not since he’d been a vile boy, dropping spiders in her hair. The malice in his eyes had not changed.

Koops Konclusions - Spotlight


"The Battle is O'er blends the excitement of a modern thriller, with the immersive details of the best historical fiction. Vosika clearly shows her writing chops here, drawing her story forward with a cast of colorful and relatable characters living through extraordinary circumstances. I'd highly recommend this to fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series."


Escaping the Bishop’s Palace
Linstock, 1318

“Is he dead?” Lachlan whispered, looking at the man on the frosty ground.

Owen shook his head, working at the bolts on the huge doors. “A potion is all. He’ll appear to have fallen asleep at his post.” At the same moment, they heard a shout from the courtyard. Owen eased the door open a crack. They slipped through, onto the dock that ran alongside the castle wall and pulled the door shut behind them.

Lachlan scanned the river, whispering, “Conal!” His breath hung in the air.

Don't forget to enter the giveaway below, if you haven't already...

The Battle is O'er
(The Blue Bells Chronicles #5)
By Laura Vosika
Historical Time Travel, Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 470 pages
March 23rd 2018 by Gabriel's Horn Press

In the gripping conclusion to The Blue Bells Chronicles, just as Shawn is steadily regaining all he feared he had lost forever—his career, his son, and even Amy’s heart—he learns of MacDougall’s vengeance against Niall, for the act Shawn himself committed. He wrestles with a prophecy and an ancient letter that never changes, a letter that details the fate of his own son, if he cannot stop it—and possibly the fate of the world itself, as he learns of Simon Beaumont’s plan to use his knowledge of the future to destroy it.

Shawn’s selfishness once cost him everything. His newfound selflessness may do the same.


Other Books in the Series


About the Author


Laura Vosika is the author of the beloved series, The Blue Bells Chronicles, a tale of time travel, action and adventure, romance and redemption, ranging across modern and medieval Scotland. She runs Gabriel’s Horn Press, and is active in poetry as a member of the League of Minnesota Poets, routinely performing at local open mics. She has appeared in The Star Tribune, and on WCCO and Channel 12, and hosted Books and Brews with Laura Vosika on AM 950.


Tour Giveaway


- l winner will receive a print copy of Blue Bells of Scotland (book one in the series) and a Team Shawn or Team Angus t-shirt (US only)
- 1 winner will receive an ebook of Blue Bells of Scotland (open internationally)
- Ends June 27th

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We're launching the Book Tour for THE BATTLE IS O'ER by LAURA VOSIKA!

We're launching the Book Tour for THE BATTLE IS O'ER by LAURA VOSIKA!


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Launch for
The Battle is O'er
By Laura Vosika

Author Interview

What is your motivation behind writing THE BATTLE IS O’ER?

Readers wanted to know how the story ended! The inspiration for the whole series was three fold: a childhood novel about four siblings going into a Scottish keep and coming down to medieval times; a flash of an image of a man arrogant and obnoxious enough to gamble away his livelihood—in this case, a trombone—and the lyrics of the old folk song, Blue Bells of Scotland, which speaks of streaming banners and noble deeds—just the kind of book I would want to read! I was familiar with this song all the way back in high school because I played trombone and the folk song was long ago turned into a theme and variations for trombone, which is a challenging ‘showcase’ piece for the instrument.

What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it?

I hope they’ll feel as if they walked beside Shawn and Niall for a time, and all the rest in the story, that the inhabitants of the Blue Bells world have become people they knew and cared about. And many readers seem to very much feel that way. I hope they’ll carry with them the beautiful story of a man who recognizes his flaws and makes a decision to turn himself around. I hope they’ll remember the humorous moments and the poignant moments and smile long after the book is closed.

Do you have a favorite scene that you can share with us?

It’s hard to choose just one, and there are so many different reasons why I like an individual scene—for the humor, for the action, for the glimpse of a different side of someone, or the moment they suddenly take the action that changes everything. In this scene, Shawn is confronted, very publicly with his odd behavior, and finally quits lying and trying to cover up, deciding at last he doesn’t care if people think he’s crazy.

It was almost with a sigh of relief that the girl announced there was no more time for callers. “But I do have one more question for you,” she said.

Shawn’s insides tightened, and nerves shot up his arms, as they had waiting in a medieval forest, knowing Arundel was near, though he could neither see nor hear him.

The hostess smiled. “You probably expect this by now.”

“Where was I for two years?” Shawn forced a smile.

Jen frowned. “You were gone a year.”

“That’s what I meant,” he said. “I was having the time of my life.”

“With an old couple in the west of Scotland?”

“Yeah. They’re great people. Very relaxing year.” Shawn smiled like a Cheshire cat. “We had fun learning medieval French.”

“Not your usual pursuit.” The hostess smiled back, and the tension in Shawn’s stomach grew. “That’s not what I was going to ask,” she continued. “I don’t think anyone expects the truth from you on that, by now.” She turned to the screen hanging on the wall behind her, and it lit up with a YouTube video.

At the first glimpse of himself on screen, Shawn resisted the urge to close his eyes in humiliation. Never let them see it, he reminded himself. He plastered a smile on his face, unable to stop it playing, as he watched a night scene of himself prowling the dark streets of Berwick.

Niall! Came his own voice from the sound system in the small studio. It’s a trap! Part of him wanted to die. They must all think he was crazy. Insane. Stark, raving mad, and then some. Part of him churned with slow-rising anger. Niall was about to die and to them it was a big joke.

He stared at the video of himself looking ridiculous. Five million views, he noted. Five million, three hundred thousand two hundred and thirty eight, to be exact. Great.

He tried to console himself that any publicity sold albums. But what the hell was he selling albums for, he wondered, as the humiliating video played on, of himself creeping like a prowler around a corner, cupping his hands and hissing. He was earning piles of money to eat all he wanted in a house with central heat while Niall starved in the chilly winters and rainy springs and raced to a hideous death, trying to save Allene.

He scrambled desperately for a story to explain his behavior in the video. Nobody had asked to his face, and he’d convinced himself he could skate past this, too. The video came to an end with one last shout of It’s a trap!

Silence descended on the studio. The audience didn’t laugh. They didn’t applaud. They stared at him with questions in their eyes, as if trying to decide where the joke was.

He was tired of the lies. Trying to laugh off two years of his life as if it meant nothing—it was exhausting. His smile slipped, as the girl’s brightened. “You called yourself Niall Campbell at your last concert before you disappeared. Now you’re shouting to someone named Niall. I can’t wait to hear your explanation,” she said.

Shawn looked at her sadly. “Have you ever had a friend die?” he asked.

She looked confused. “Well, no, but that’s not....”

“I’ve watched men die in the last two years,” Shawn said. “Good men. Friends. And I’ve learned that God has a terrible sense of humor, because I used to lie a lot. And now when I finally tell the truth, it’s so insane nobody believes it. And I’m tired of lying. I don’t find it entertaining or challenging anymore. I find it exhausting.”

“Okay.” She looked doubtful. “Who is Niall?”

The audience leaned forward.

“He’s the best friend I ever had, and I don’t want him to die. Not like that.”

“Like what?”

“Hanged, drawn, and quartered.”

She leaned across her desk, blinking, the smile unwavering, as if waiting for a punchline.

“Do you understand what that means?” he demanded. “They draw you—that means they slice you open. Sternum to pelvis.” He drew a hand down his body. “They tear out your bowels—while you’re still alive.”

Jen blanched, though she forced a smile. “Where’s the punchline?” she asked.

“There is none.” Shawn unclipped the microphone from his linen shirt, held it awkwardly for a moment, and set it down on the desk.

“You’re leaving?” she asked.

“Yeah, we’re done, aren’t we?”

If you could sum up the book in one sentence, what would you say?

In the gripping conclusion to this tale of time travel, mysteries and miracles, romance and redemption, Shawn, whose self-centered hedonism once cost him everything, faces the ultimate test as he realizes his new-found selflessness may do the same.

Share something about you that is unique - maybe about how/where you write... or favorite snack foods?

I think the thing people find the most unique about me is my family. I have nine children, currently 29 down to 13, including 7 sons, and identical twin boys. At this writing, four boys and a daughter still live at home with me. We also have three cats and an Irish Wolfhound—much like the Laird’s hunting hounds in the books.

The Battle is O'er
(The Blue Bells Chronicles #5)
By Laura Vosika
Historical Time Travel, Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 470 pages
March 23rd 2018 by Gabriel's Horn Press

In the gripping conclusion to The Blue Bells Chronicles, just as Shawn is steadily regaining all he feared he had lost forever—his career, his son, and even Amy’s heart—he learns of MacDougall’s vengeance against Niall, for the act Shawn himself committed. He wrestles with a prophecy and an ancient letter that never changes, a letter that details the fate of his own son, if he cannot stop it—and possibly the fate of the world itself, as he learns of Simon Beaumont’s plan to use his knowledge of the future to destroy it.

Shawn’s selfishness once cost him everything. His newfound selflessness may do the same.


Tour Schedule



Laura Vosika is the author of the beloved series, The Blue Bells Chronicles, a tale of time travel, action and adventure, romance and redemption, ranging across modern and medieval Scotland. She runs Gabriel’s Horn Press, and is active in poetry as a member of the League of Minnesota Poets, routinely performing at local open mics. She has appeared in The Star Tribune, and on WCCO and Channel 12, and hosted Books and Brews with Laura Vosika on AM 950.


Tour Giveaway


- l winner will receive a print copy of Blue Bells of Scotland (book one in the series) and a Team Shawn or Team Angus t-shirt (US only)
- 1 winner will receive an ebook of Blue Bells of Scotland (open internationally)
- Ends June 27th

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It's the Grand Finale for MISS WHITE AND THE SEVENTH HEIR by JENNIFER FAYE!

It's the Grand Finale for MISS WHITE AND THE SEVENTH HEIR by JENNIFER FAYE!


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Grand Finale for
Miss White and the Seventh Heir
By Jennifer Faye

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch - Note from the Author

Hi. :-) Welcome to the blog tour for the second book in my ONCE UPON A FAIRYTALE duet. Trey and Sage’s story is loosely based on another of my favorite fairytales, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs...


ELSA WHITE STOOD before the window of her stylish Manhattan office adorned with black furnishings and gold trim. It wasn’t just any office building. It was a skyscraper owned by White Publishing. And Elsa’s office was on the top floor. She enjoyed looking down upon the rest of the world.

From her office window, the people below looked like peons—small and inconsequential. She smiled, knowing she was so much better than them. She had money, lots of money, and a powerful reach. She was forever finding ways to make her presence in publishing even greater—legal or illegal, it made no difference to her.


"The parts that make you smile the most is when each of them sees something that either humbles or surprises them about the other whilst finding that the longer they spend time with each other the more muddling things become as they are each spending an inordinate time contemplating each other!

...Faye loves to write strong heroines and heroes who are saving their own lives!"


Knock. Knock.

Sage stood and smoothed her navy skirt down over her thighs. She then ran a hand over her hair, making sure the long dark strands weren’t out of place. She didn’t know why she was making such a fuss. It wasn’t like she was the one being interviewed.

She came around her desk and opened the door. She had to crane her neck in order to smile up at him. From behind a pair of dark-rimmed glasses his dark gaze met hers, but she was unable to read anything in his eyes. A man of mystery. She was intrigued.

She held out her hand. “Hello. My name’s Sage White.”


"Although everybody knows the outcome of this tale, the characters are unique and the added twists" are engaging! It is a refreshing change to a well-read tale.

The characters are very real, the scenes easily visualized, and the adventure steadily increases and "draws the reader into the tale".The Book Cover image and Title are both "well-fitted" to this story.

I offer a Five Stars rating."


With evening setting in, Trey continued running—pushing himself. After bumping heads with Sage most of the afternoon, he was filled with pent-up energy. That woman was so frustrating and yet so enticing. He couldn’t decide whether he wanted to yell at her or pull her into his arms and kiss her.

He let out a frustrated groan as he slowed to a walk a block from his condo. The sooner he got the information he’d come to QTR for, the better. Ever since he’d stepped inside the office, everything had grown increasingly complicated.

The shrubbery next to him shook. He came to a stop. There was no wind to explain the sudden rush of motion. It was probably a squirrel. He was about to move on when he heard a high-pitched whine. Or was it a bark. Could there be a dog in there?

Bri's Book Nook - Review

"The plot was fast moving and told from the POV of Trey, Sage, and Sage’s stepmother Elsa. . . . The world-building was also unique, as I found myself enjoying the description of the gala, the chateau, and even the office. This novel definitely didn’t just focus on the romance and forget the rest of the story. Everything flowed smoothly...

...For a short book, everything was done in a nice and orderly fashion. I had nothing to complain about."


“I’ve been waiting for you. I have news.” Sage stopped in her tracks. A ball of white fur was sticking out from under Trey’s arm. “What is that?”

He turned to her. His hair was scattered. His shirt was unbuttoned at the collar and his tie was stuffed in his pocket. “It’s more like who is this?”

She frowned at him. “I’m not playing games. Is that a dog?”

Trey nodded. “I can explain—”

“You can’t have a dog in here.”

“I didn’t have a choice.”


"This modern-day retelling of Snow White was a fun read. Both Sage and Trey are dealing with their own issues with trust, parents, and "abandonment". They have trouble trusting each other. . . . Overall, it was an enjoyable book and I can't wait to read more books by the author."

E-Romance News - Excerpt

“His name. We’ll call him Happy.”

“Really?” Trey’s gaze moved from Sage to the dog, whose tail picked up speed. “I guess it fits.” Staring at the dog, he asked, “Would you like the name Happy?”

Arf! Arf!

Sage laughed. “I think he agrees.”


"This book is sweet and intriguing. I loved the journey of catching Elsa in her evil ways. This modern Day Snow White story is worth the couple hours it will take you to read it!"

Becky on Books - Excerpt

Trey laughed. “You had a pet rat?”

“What’s so funny about that?” she asked with a perfectly straight face.

He subdued his amusement. “Nothing. It’s just that you never cease to surprise me.”

“I also had fish, a bunny—” she paused as though to think about it “—a hamster and a guinea pig.”

“You had a very interesting childhood.”

He didn’t want to stop driving. This was the first time Sage had let down her guard with him and he liked it. She was a lot different outside the office—more relaxed and much more approachable.



Sage pressed a hand to his arm. “Are you okay?”

Trey pushed away the troubling thoughts. “Of course. Why do you ask?”

“Because we’ve arrived at the hotel and you haven’t gotten out of the car.”

He glanced out the window at Cannes’ finest hotel. When he was a child he imagined this place was a palace and a rich king lived within its walls. Other times, he would pretend his father lived there, taking care of important business, and that one day he’d return home. But in truth, his father never stayed at this hotel that he knew of and his father never came home.

Trey choked down the unwanted rush of emotions. “I think I’m just tired. I can’t sleep on planes.”

Book by Book - Review

"If you’re in need of a fun, contemporary romance to read this summer, Jennifer Faye’s Miss White and the Seventh Heir could be the perfect choice for you. . . . Though it’s not entirely unpredictable, Miss White and the Seventh Heirkept me entertained from start to finish, and I enjoyed it."

Wishful Endings - Review

"MISS WHITE AND TE SEVENTH HEIR is a modern twist on the classic fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. It's a light, fun romance with plenty of nods to the classic tale. For sweet romance readers who like their romance on the lighter side with a little heat, this one is for you."

Simply Kelina - Review

"I loved how both Sage and Quentin have family issues they are working through, which in turn leads them to pushing away from each other. I also love how they meet at work. This was a really fun and fluffy read. It even involves something for our animal lovers."


Her pulse quickened and she wondered what it would be like to kiss him. Before now, they’d always been at work where there was a constant string of people in and out of her office. There was no time for indulging in a kiss.

But tonight, all bets were off. She assured herself that exhaustion was playing with her mind. As she continued to stare at him, she knew she wasn’t alone with these wayward thoughts.

Bookworm Lisa - Review

"I loved that the characters are flawed and working to do and be better. This book is easy to read and enjoy. The romance isn't rushed, it begins as a reluctant friendship. The friendship is one of the highlights of the book. The characters how that positive relationships lead to a happy and productive life.

I enjoyed my time in this book. I give it a high recommendation."


"What a great fairy tale retelling. There are so many retellings out there that it is hard for me to give any a 5, unless they truly deserve it. They have to be different, have their own plot, be in their own time period and still have all the original things I remember form the original tale. This story has all those things."

Don't forget to grab a free bookmark and enter the giveaway below, if you haven't already...

Freebie


Grab a FREE Miss White and the Seventh Heir (Once Upon A Fairytale) Bookmark!
NOTE: A big apology but due to postal fees the freebies are only available to continental U.S. residents.

All you have to do is go to Jennifer's Contact Page and let her know your physical mailing address.
NOTE: Please state the quantity you desire and which bookmarks/titles you are interested in.

And remember you can order extra to share with your favorite bookstore, library and family/friends. :-)

Miss White and the Seventh Heir
(Once Upon a Fairytale #2)
by Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 pages
June 1st 2018 by Harlequin Romance
A billionaire with a secret…

Can the truth lead to happily-ever-after?

In this Once Upon a Fairytale story, hardworking magazine editor Sage White’s just getting used to being in charge, so she’s alarmed to find sparks flying with her new assistant—the distractingly handsome Trey! Working together, they grow closer, but can their blossoming relationship survive when Sage learns that Trey is really Quentin Rousseau, seventh heir to the publishing empire—and her boss?

Other Books in the Series

Beauty and Her Boss
(Once Upon a Fairytale #1)
by Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 pages
March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Romance
An innocent beauty, a scarred hero...

Could she be the one to open up his heart?

Handsome but guarded former Hollywood star Deacon Santoro prefers the confines of his mansion since an accident left him scarred both inside and out. But he promised to protect sparky beauty Gabrielle Dupre, his new PA. Can Gabrielle convince Deacon that love will give them the fairy-tale ending they deserve?

About the Author


Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.



1 winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card, autographed copy of BEAUTY & HER BOSS (Once Upon a Fairytale, book 1), Lindt Lindor assorted chocolate truffles, Lindt Salted Caramel bar, Whoppers, Reese's Pieces, candle, flower kit, book magnet, pen, and bookmarks
- US only
- Ends June 13th
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It's the Grand Finale of A COWBOY OF CONVENIENCE by STACY HENRIE!

It's the Grand Finale of A COWBOY OF CONVENIENCE by STACY HENRIE!


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Grand Finale for
A Cowboy of Convenience
By Stacy Henrie

We hope you enjoyed the tour! If you missed any of the stops
you can see snippets, as well as the link to each full post, below:

Launch - Note from the Author

While A COWBOY OF CONVIENCE is my sixth Love Inspired Historical novel, it has the distinction of also being my first full-length marriage of convenience story—and my first book to feature dude ranching! I read about the history of dude ranches while trying to come up with the idea for this story and found it so fascinating I decided to make these ranches a central part of the plot and setting for my story...


"For sweet romance that entertains and inspires, Stacy Henrie is an excellent author, always consistent, and I’ve loved everyone of her books that I’ve read so far. The Sheridan Sweethearts series especially strikes a chord with me, and A Cowboy of Convenience has the perfect balance of rich characterization, historical detail, emotion, and inspiration."


"I love this book! I felt the emotions of the characters as I went through the story with them. There were many different parts to the characters’ story that blended so well together. I happily woke up early in the morning just to read this book!..

If you enjoy reading romance that is clean and sweet then A Cowboy of Convenienceis the book for you! It is full of trials, sadness, joys, and love. It is another great Christian Love Inspired Historical read."


"I really loved this book. It is the first one I have read by author Stacy Henrie — and now, I cannot wait to read the other books in this series...

If you want a quick read (because I could not put this book down), be sure and grab a copy and enter the giveaway going on!"


"Henrie has found her niche writing Westerns and this sweet historical romance is fantastic! The characters are so likable, hardworking, and have hardships to overcome, making them realistic...

These are the types of characters who come full circle and steal your heart in the process..."

Moments - Review & Excerpt

"This is such a sweet romance, clean and inspiring, which is the kind I enjoy reading! Stacy does a great job with writing about the characters and how their interactions and relationship grows and changes as the book progresses. Vienna and West are both characters whom are easy to connect with and love; I was rooting for them both immediately upon starting this book. I highly recommend this book and really this series!"

“Howdy, Sheriff. What can we do for you?”

“Howdy, McCall.” The sheriff smiled back. “I’m here to speak to Mrs. Howe.”

West glanced at her, his expression and honey-brown eyes as wary as the emotion now churning in Vienna’s stomach. “Everything all right?”

“Not to worry, son,” the sheriff said, turning back to her. “But I’m afraid I need to speak with Mrs. Howe in private.”

Among the Reads - Review

"Author Stacy Henrie sends him on a touching journey of learning the truth about who God is...

I loved the way that Vienna has grown from the last time we saw her in The Rancher’s Temporary Engagement...

Vienna’s daughter, Hattie, is too cute for words. I love that she has a doll named Hattie and wants to name a horse by her own name as well. West’s love for Hattie, and her love for “Daddy West” is so very sweet!"

Books n Baubles - Review

"I really loved this book, I honestly couldn’t put it down! I;ll be honest and say there were a couple times I wanted to smack either Vienna or Wes but I’m very happy with the way everything ended up. overall the characters were likable and I really felt like I was there on the ranch with them."


"Of course, there's never any doubt that Vienna and West's marriage of convenience will turn real, but in this case, the joy is in the journey. . . . As Vienna and West spend time together, their relationship grows into a deep friendship and then to love. So basically, this is both a marriage of convenience AND friends to lovers novel ... what more could you ask for?"


"I really enjoyed A Cowboy Of Concenience, it gave me more pause to think than the average Love Inspired Historical, and I'd recommend it and Stacy Henrie's previous books to anyone who enjoys Love Inspired Historical romances."

cherylbbookblog - Review

"This is such a wonderful story. I loved reading Vienna’s and West’s story."


"Henrie gives her readers a ready emotional connection to her characters - something I truly appreciate by any author, as it anchours you straight into the drama!..

She has a calmness in her words and I liked how she choose to phrase her narrative's descriptions which both reflected the introspective nature of her story and the gentleness of an INSPY novel."


"Henrie’s story is filled with delightful and relatable characters, as she shows not only the struggles, but the life of hardworking people, and of course a sweet love story too that readers will find absolutely enjoyable...

...A heartwarming, inspiring, and entertaining story, readers will absolutely not want to put this charming and enchanting story down."


"If you enjoy marriage of convenience stories, like I definitely do, then A Cowboy of Convenience is a sweet tale that you will want to pick up for yourself!..

...This was the first book that I have read by this author, but I look forward to reading more in the future."

Book by Book - Excerpt

West threw another glance in the direction Vienna had gone on her walk. He’d wanted to press her for information about the sheriff’s news, but the pensive look on her pretty face when she’d exited the house had told him that she needed some time to herself first.

This undercurrent of protectiveness for Vienna wasn’t new, and it had only grown stronger when she’d come to live at the Running W three years ago—and then when West had learned her scoundrel of a husband was bound for prison. And now that protective instinct included taking care of her daughter whom he held firmly in place on the fence post next to him.


"This Historical Romance in the setting of the early West, will delight most any reader...

The characters are very endearing, the "Little House on the Prairie"-style drama is delightful. The scenes are portrayed well, they writing of the entire story was done well!"


"If you love cowboys, marriages-of-convenience, friends-to-more and adorable little girls, then A Cowboy of Convenience should be a must-read for you! Henrie once again creates a story that is equal parts endearing and swoonworthy – with characters who quickly feel like friends. I’m sad to see this imprint closing, but i hope Henrie will bring us back to Sheridan at some point anyway – at least once more!"

Brooke Blogs - Review & Excerpt

"A Cowboy of Convenience by Stacy Henrie is an inspirational historical romance that had my heart pitter-pattering from the start...

If you like a sweet story with honorable characters, this is a perfect romance to enjoy."

“Mommy, there’s a new horsie, and I want to name her Hattie. And my feet weren’t bein’ quiet so I had to shush them. Like this.” Vienna’s daughter repeated the shushing action, her narrowed gaze on her black shoes.

A faint smile lifted her mother’s lips. “That’s wonderful you’re learning to be quiet around the horses, Hattie.”

“Mr. West teached me.”

Vienna looked at West, a mixture of appreciation and regret in those beautiful green eyes. They reminded him of a pair of jade earrings his mother used to wear. The color of the stones mirrored the exact shade of Vienna’s eyes.

Remembrancy - Review

"Vienna Howe was introduced in Stacy Henrie’s The Rancher’s Temporary Engagement (see below for details on that read), and I really enjoyed getting to read her story...

Henry shares some history of the concept of a dude ranch in A Cowboy of Convenience, including those credited with starting the first one and a little history, but the meat of this story is in Vienna’s hidden strength and the push and pull between her and West. And of course, little Hattie who adds so much adorableness, you can’t help but grin when she steals a scene."

Heidi Reads... - Review

"There is a wonderful sense of anticipation throughout the book as we wait for West and Vienna to work up the courage to share their deepening feelings with each other. This is a lovely marriage of convenience story because they are already good friends with each other and have several years of built up trust behind them. . . . I loved the setting and characters, especially cute Hattie and Vienna's friend Maggy from the previous book in the series."

Don't forget to enter the giveaway below, if you haven't already...

A Cowboy of Convenience
(Sheridan Sweethearts #2)
By Stacy Henrie
Inspirational Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 288 Pages
June 1st 2018 by Love Inspired Historical

Groom by Agreement

A real home--it's what Vienna Howe dearly wants for her young daughter. Yet the ramshackle property she just inherited hardly qualifies. She can't afford the repairs--until foreman West McCall suggests they start a dude ranch together. For propriety's sake, they'll need a marriage in name only...a practical solution for two wary hearts.

Years ago, West convinced Vienna to marry a man of means, never realizing how cruel her husband could be. Guilt-ridden, he intends to secure the lovely widow's future. But despite his reluctance to get close to anyone, this union might do more than fix Vienna's ranch. It could open the door to a warm, loving future...


Other Books in the Series

The Rancher's Temporary Engagement
(Sheridan Sweethearts #1)
By Stacy Henrie
Inspirational Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 288 Pages
February 1st 2018 by Love Inspired Historical

Undercover Fiancée

The Pinkerton agent that Edward Kent hired is intelligent, capable—and unexpectedly female! Though shocked to learn that Maggy Worthing will be investigating the threats to his Wyoming horse ranch, Edward needs to find the culprit. And if that means a temporary engagement to give Maggy a cover story, he’ll play along with the feisty detective.

Maggy always gets her man—at least when it comes to solving crimes. The young widow refuses to marry again and land under another husband’s thumb. Unmasking Edward’s enemies will earn her a longed-for promotion…but the heart has its own mysteries. Could working together with the handsome English aristocrat spark a real and loving partnership?


About the Author


USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.


Tour Giveaway


- 1 winner will receive a $40 Amazon e-gift card (open internationally)
- 1 winner will receive a signed print copy of THE RANCHER'S TEMPORARY ENAGEMENT (US only)
- Ends June 13th
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We're launching the Book Tour for MISS WHITE AND THE SEVENTH HEIR by JENNIFER FAY!

We're launching the Book Tour for MISS WHITE AND THE SEVENTH HEIR by JENNIFER FAY!


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Book Tour Launch for
Miss White and the Seventh Heir
By Jennifer Faye

Note from the Author

Hi. :-) Welcome to the blog tour for the second book in my ONCE UPON A FAIRYTALE duet. Trey and Sage’s story is loosely based on another of my favorite fairytales, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

When I was little I had these big books of fairytales. I loved to have them read to me while I gazed at the colorful pictures. Back then I never dreamed that someday I’d get to weave my own version of a fairytale. Talk about fun.

Sage White didn’t have an idyllic childhood. To say her relationship with her stepmother was bumpy is an understatement. Now Sage understandably has trust issues, so when she ends up the managing editor of QTR magazine and hires a sexy male assistant, there’s an adjustment period.

Quentin Thomas “Trey” Rousseau, III is the brand new CEO of QTR and he has gone undercover in his own company. He is on a mission to make sure the magazine his father chose over Quentin and his mother is finally run out of business, but he doesn’t expect his boss to be so beautiful and compelling. Add in a trip to one of the most romantic spots on earth—the French Riviera—and Trey knows that he’s in over his head. Will Trey choose revenge over love? Or will Sage open his eyes to the truth that has been lurking in the shadows?

— Jennifer

Freebie


Grab a FREE Miss White and the Seventh Heir (Once Upon A Fairytale) Bookmark!
NOTE: A big apology but due to postal fees the freebies are only available to continental U.S. residents.

All you have to do is go to Jennifer's Contact Page and let her know your physical mailing address.
NOTE: Please state the quantity you desire and which bookmarks/titles you are interested in.

And remember you can order extra to share with your favorite bookstore, library and family/friends. :-)

Miss White and the Seventh Heir
(Once Upon a Fairytale #2)
by Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 pages
June 1st 2018 by Harlequin Romance
A billionaire with a secret…

Can the truth lead to happily-ever-after?

In this Once Upon a Fairytale story, hardworking magazine editor Sage White’s just getting used to being in charge, so she’s alarmed to find sparks flying with her new assistant—the distractingly handsome Trey! Working together, they grow closer, but can their blossoming relationship survive when Sage learns that Trey is really Quentin Rousseau, seventh heir to the publishing empire—and her boss?

Tour Schedule

June 4th:
Launch
Thoughts of a Blonde
Jorie Loves A Story
It's All About the Romance
Rockin' Book Reviews
Andi's Book Reviews
June 5th:
Bri's Book Nook
Stacking My Book Shelves!
Two Points of Interest
June 6th:
E-Romance News
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
Becky on Books
June 7th:
Christian Chick's Thoughts
underneath the covers
Book by Book
Wishful Endings
June 8th:
Simply Kelina
Teatime and Books
Bookworm Lisa
Deal Sharing Aunt
June 9th:
Grand Finale

Other Books in the Series

Beauty and Her Boss
(Once Upon a Fairytale #1)
by Jennifer Faye
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 pages
March 1st 2018 by Harlequin Romance
An innocent beauty, a scarred hero...

Could she be the one to open up his heart?

Handsome but guarded former Hollywood star Deacon Santoro prefers the confines of his mansion since an accident left him scarred both inside and out. But he promised to protect sparky beauty Gabrielle Dupre, his new PA. Can Gabrielle convince Deacon that love will give them the fairy-tale ending they deserve?

About the Author


Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.



1 winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift Card, autographed copy of BEAUTY & HER BOSS (Once Upon a Fairytale, book 1), Lindt Lindor assorted chocolate truffles, Lindt Salted Caramel bar, Whoppers, Reese's Pieces, candle, flower kit, book magnet, pen, and bookmarks
- US only
- Ends June 13th
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