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* Book Tour/Excerpt/Giveaway * ALASKAN DREAMS by Beth Carpenter

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to my tour stop! The author is also running a scavenger hunt with an additional giveaway. Grab a clue from each stop on the tour (including mine below) and enter it here.

Alaskan Dreams (Northern Lights #6)
By Beth Carpenter
May 1st 2020
Harlequin Heartwarming

The dream she wants

The love she found

Lauren Shepherd has traded her hectic office job for a quiet life working on an elderly friend’s farm. Risking everything to move to Alaska might just be the perfect opportunity for her—if Lauren can convince handsome and fiercely protective Patrick O’Shea that she’s not swindling his grandmother. But when financial troubles threaten her dream, Lauren and Patrick unite in a hunt for a legendary treasure…only to discover something between them more precious than gold.

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The first time she’d looked out the window of her camper to see the goats swiping the grapes she’d left on the picnic table, she thought she must have neglected to latch the gate. The second time, when Spritz showed up in the middle of a walk with Biscotti and Muffin, Lauren knew she’d latched it, but she hadn’t bothered to fasten the safety hasp, and hadn’t realized Spritz knew how to pull out a pin. Today, before she’d gone to the bathhouse, Lauren had latched the gate, sealed it with a cotter pin, and fastened the hasp that should have been impossible for anyone without opposable thumbs to operate. And yet here they were.

Once she’d positioned herself between the goats and the woods, Lauren approached them, slowly. Spritz spotted her and ambled in her direction. “That’s a good girl,” Lauren crooned. “Just come a little closer.”

Spritz took another step toward her, a gleam in her eye. Lauren eased out a hand. The halter was almost within Lauren’s reach but Spritz jerked back at the last second. Lauren dove toward her, caught her flip-flop on a rock, and landed face down on the grass. Spritz and the other goats pranced around her, their bleats sounding suspiciously like laughter.

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About the Author

Once upon a time …

when Beth Carpenter was a little girl, she read everything she could get her hands on, and entertained herself on the school bus by making up stories in her head. Not a lot has changed. She’s still consuming books like M&Ms, and spends her days creating happily-ever-afters for her imaginary friends.

She lives in Alaska and Arizona with her husband and an aggressively affectionate fifty-pound lap dog. She loves to hear from readers.

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Tour Giveaway

One winner will receive a signed print copy of An Alaskan Proposal and a $25 Amazon Gift Card US only Ends May 20, 2020

Don’t forget to also enter the author’s scavenger hunt giveaway by grabbing clues from each stop on the tour and entering them HERE.


*Treasure Hunt Clue #2: Highest mountain peak in North America. Enter HERE

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* Review * RUTHLESS PRIDE by Naima Simone

* Review * RUTHLESS PRIDE by Naima SimoneRuthless Pride by Naima Simone
Series: Dynasties: Seven Sins #1
Published by Harlequin Desire on May 1, 2020
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Some men are meant to sin…

Pride made him what he is.

But desire might change him forever…

Millionaire CEO Joshua Lowell earned his icy reserve and arrogant pride through painful experience. He refuses to allow gorgeous but determined reporter Sophie Armstrong to dredge up his family’s dark past—or circulate rumors of his secret child. But Joshua’s fierce pride is at war with his heated desire for Sophie, the only woman who could ruin him…or save him from himself.

Opposites attract with a heated punch! With the first book in the highly anticipated Dynasties: Seven Sins series, Naima Simone kicks it all off with an unlikely match in RUTHLESS PRIDE. The characters are appealing and the story was fast paced. I’m looking forward to more to come in the series.

Joshua Lowell is dedicated. He’s determined to right the wrongs from the past and was willing to give up his dreams to do so. When a reporter starts nosing around, he’s determined to stop the ruckus from stirring up around his family again.

Sophie Armstrong comes across as fair and honest the minute she meets Josh. She wants to tell stories that mean something, not just sell sensationalism. She gets off on the wrong foot with him, but he slowly starts to understand that maybe there’s more to her than he expected.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes a fast paced, dramatic romance. There’s a continuation happening in this series that should bring answers to some of the mysteries along the way. Looking forward to it!


* Review * SCORING POSITION by Joanne Rock

* Review * SCORING POSITION by Joanne RockScoring Position by Joanne Rock
Series: Texas Playmakers #3
Published by Tule Publishing on May 7, 2020
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She’s playing the field…

Emma Garcia is ready to put down roots in Last Stand, Texas, and she’s ready for love – but only with someone settled and responsible. Professional wanderers like her ex-boyfriend, ballplayer Wes Ramsey, are exactly what she doesn’t need. Except when Wes walks into the local dance hall during her date with someone else, Emma can’t think about anyone but her sexy ex.

He's ready to score…

Wes is ready for the ride of his life now that his baseball career is taking off. He just needs to tie up loose ends at his family’s farm before spring training, a task he can’t focus on when the hometown rumor mill informs him that Emma is speed dating her way through the Last Stand locals in a bid to settle down. Wes knows he should leave well enough alone. But one hot look from his ex has him rethinking their split – and determined to show her what she’s missing!


They say you never forget your first love … and Wes Ramsey’s arrival back in Last Stand, TX proves that’s true! With the third book in her Texas Playmakers series, Joanne Rock brings us the final Ramsey brother’s story in SCORING POSITION. If you’ve read the previous two books, you’ll recognize lots of familiar faces and be able to pick up the ongoing story lines without a problem. I enjoyed their reunion!

Wes has the world at his fingertips now that his baseball career is heating up, and spending his last little bit of time back home in Last Stand becomes more and more attractive when he sees Emma almost as soon as he hits town.

Emma Garcia simply wants to have a home to put down roots in, but being attached to Wes meant seeing his dreams first hand and they don’t include staying put in Last Stand. She might love him, but she can’t give up herself just to be with him.

I recommend this book and the entire series to anyone who enjoys a small town atmosphere but is also a sports romance fan. Great characters, touching story lines and lots of feel good moments.


* Review * THEIR MOUNTAIN REUNION by Patricia Johns

* Review * THEIR MOUNTAIN REUNION by Patricia JohnsTheir Mountain Reunion by Patricia Johns
Series: The Second Chance Club #1
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming on May 1, 2020
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A new start…

With an old flame?

Fifteen years in an unhappy marriage showed Melanie Isaacs exactly what she didn’t want. Now she’s in Mountain Springs to figure out the rest of her life—even if it means facing her former sweetheart, Logan McTavish. The spark between Logan and Melanie is stronger than ever. But is it enough to heal two weary, damaged hearts…and show them the way to a new happiness?


Starting over … with a blast from the past?? With the first book in her The Second Chance Club series, Patricia Johns takes her reader on a roller coaster ride of emotions in THEIR MOUNTAIN REUNION. The characters are easy to like, they both have baggage that has brought them back to the place they shared as high school sweethearts and the drama is fast paced. I enjoyed their story!

Melanie earns her stamp on a reader’s heart from the very beginning. She’s looking to heal after ending her fifteen year marriage and setting out on her own without her ex and the step-kids she raised. Reconnecting with her first love might be more than she bargained for.

Logan is doing some soul-searching of his own and reconnecting with Melanie in the house where he spent some of his childhood brings back more memories than he was expecting. He’s not sure where life is taking him, but he’s enjoying having her along for the ride for this leg.

I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a sweet romance filled with lots of family drama, past wounds that need to heal and the reconnecting of friends and more. Emotional and satisfying!