Friday, August 18, 2017

Blog Tour: Guest post from Christine Rimmer, author of The Maverick Fakes a Bride!

We are excited to be a port of the End of Summer Blog Tour with Harlequin Books and TLC Book Tours! Each tour stop will feature a guest post from one of the authors below, plus a fun Rafflecopter giveaway. Be sure to follow along!

Today we have a guest post from Christine Rimmer, author of The Maverick Fakes a Bride

Author: Christine Rimmer
July 2017 Release
ISBN: 978-0373623563

 All the single ladies in Rust Creek Falls know Travis Dalton. And they all know the sexy, rascally rancher is not the marrying kind. So how is it that our town's most notorious bachelor has wound up engaged on a Western reality TV show? 

We here at the Gazette are pleased The Great Roundup has chosen our hometown heartbreaker as a contestant. And we are definitely rooting for Travis's unexpected union with childhood friend Brenna O'Reilly, the one girl we believe can keep this cowboy on his toes. But is it true this betrothal is strictly a fabrication for the cameras? Pass the popcorn, dear readers. We suspect this made-for-TV romance could be headed straight for a Hollywood happy ending!

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Guest Post:


It’s mid-August already.  Summer’s almost gone.  But I intend to make the most of every last ray of hot sun right up through Labor Day.  I read a lot in the summer, maybe even more than in other seasons.  There’s something about heat and sun and a good book: unbeatable.
Back in the day, I was a true sun-worshipper. My favorite summer pastime then was called “Laying Out”—meaning basking in the sun in a bikini or something equally skimpy.   Sunscreen?  Never heard of it.  I’m shocked now to admit I used to slather myself in baby oil and let the sun have its way with me as I got deliciously lost in the pages of a yummy beach read.
I lived in California’s central valley then. At every opportunity, I’d escape to the Sierras, where there is wondrous Laying Out to be had on the banks of the Yuba River. I’d lie on slate outcroppings or in stretches of silvery sand, with the long, sighing sounds of the wind in the evergreens and the constant hollow rushing of the river to keep me company. And I would read a juicy novel, one that would totally sweep me away.
A bikini, a beach towel, a bottle of baby oil, and a good book. The four B’s—oh, my yes. 
The years, as they tend to do, somehow have flown right past. Now, I am perhaps wiser. And definitely more cautious—and you will notice I didn’t say a word about “older.” Hah. I want to keep the wrinkles at a minimum. And avoiding melanoma is a must.
Yes, I still Lay Out. But now I do it wearing sunscreen on my covered deck, in the shade. I’m down to one “B”: a good book. And you know what? As long as I’ve got a book, I’m just fine. 
And about the book…?
Well, I’ve read some great ones this summer.  And now I’m trolling for more.  I’ve got some RaeAnne Thayne and the latest Susan Mallery.  And Jane Green’s The Sunshine Sisters, as well.  Can’t wait to dig into those. I don’t even miss the baby oil and the sun on my back when I’m caught up in a great story.
So here’s to extending the end of your summer to the last possible warm, sunny day and to stellar summer reading for all of you—and please.  Don’t forget the sunscreen. 😉

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End of Summer Blog Tour TOUR STOPS:

Monday, August 7th: Mama Reads – guest post from Cynthia Eden
Wednesday, August 9th: Smexy Books –  guest post from Gena Showalter
Friday, August 11th: Books a la Mode – guest post from Maureen Child
Saturday, Aug. 12th:Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – review: New York, Actually
Monday, August 14th: Reading Reality – guest post from Maisey Yates
Tuesday, August 15th: Reading is My SuperPower – review, Bounty Hunter
Wednesday, August 16th: Just Commonly – guest post from Patricia Davids
Thursday, August 17th: Reviews from the Heart – review, Their Pretend Amish Courtship
Friday, August 18th: From the TBR Pile – guest post from Christine Rimmer
Friday, August 18th: Just Commonly  – review, Bounty Hunter
Saturday, Aug. 19th:Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – review: Holiday in the Hamptons
Monday, August 21st: Bewitched Bookworms – guest post from Sarah Morgan
Tuesday, August 22nd: Just Commonly  – review, Their Pretend Amish Courtship
Tuesday, August 22nd: Reviews from the Heart – review, Bounty Hunter
Wednesday, August 23rd: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – guest post from Lynne Graham
Friday, August 25th: The Sassy Bookster – guest post from Lisa Childs
Friday, August 25th: Just Commonly  – review, New York, Actually
Monday, August 28th: Romancing the Readers – guest post from Rhenna Morgan
Monday, August 28th: Books and Bindings -review: New York, Actually
Tuesday, August 29th: Just Commonly  – review, Holiday in the Hamptons
Tuesday, August 29th:Books and Bindings – review, Holiday in the Hamptons
Wednesday, August 30th: Reading is My SuperPower – guest post from Lynette Eason
Wednesday, Aug. 12th:Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – review: Can’t Hardly Breathe
Friday, September 1st: Book Reviews and More by Kathy – guest post from Annabeth Albert


Christine Rimmer said...

Have a totally fabulous end of summer, everyone! And good luck on the giveaway. XOXO!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for featuring Christine for the tour!