Wednesday, January 10, 2018

*~Book Tour: Something to Treasure~*

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Something to Treasure
(Two Moon Bay #2)
by Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
January 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

If anyone can save him, she’s the one

Jerrod Walters hopes relocating to the coastal town of Two Moon Bay can be the fresh start he and his young daughter need. But the single dad is caught off guard when a beautiful PR professional offers to promote his diving excursions to legendary shipwreck sites. There’s so much he admires about Dawn Larson, starting with the woman’s upbeat, can-do personality. Dawn’s boundless capacity for joy might be the only thing capable of bringing him back to life after his tragic loss…


Other Books in the Series

Girl in the Spotlight
(Two Moon Bay #1)
by Virginia McCullough
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
June 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

The daughter they never knew

When Miles Jenkins sees the graceful young figure skater on TV, he can't believe how much she resembles Lark McGee, the girl he dated briefly in college. Could this aspiring star be the child Lark gave up for adoption eighteen years ago? He has to find out.

Locating Lark ignites conflicting emotions in Miles—including regrets for what might have been and romantic feelings that take the two single parents by surprise. As they prepare to meet their daughter, this deeper connection between the two just might be the chance at love they never got.

About the Author

A writer all her adult life, Virginia McCullough has had the opportunity to write the stories of her heart in her novels, including Girl in the Spotlight, the first book in her Two Moon Bay series for Harlequin Heartwarming. (Book 2 is scheduled for release in January 2018). Her award-winning romance and women’s fiction titles include The Jacks of Her Heart, Amber Light, Greta’s Grace, The Chapels on the Hill, and Island Healing.

Born and raised in Chicago, Virginia has been lucky enough to develop her writing career in many locations, including the coast of Maine, the mountains of North Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and currently, Northeast Wisconsin. She started her career in nonfiction, first writing articles and then books as a ghostwriter and coauthor. She’s written more than 100 books for physicians, business owners, professional speakers and many others with information to share or a story to tell.

Virginia’s books feature characters who could be your neighbors and friends. They come in all ages and struggle with everyday life issues in small-town environments that almost always include water—oceans, lakes, or rivers. The mother of two grown children, you’ll find Virginia with her nose a book, walking on trails or her neighborhood street, or she may be packing her bag to take off for her next adventure. And she’s always working on another story about hope, healing, and second chances.


The Historian & the Networker

Sometimes things aren’t exactly as they seem, at least at first glance. Or, maybe, when it comes to the hero and heroine of Something to Treasure, the two are much more than what they show on the outside. 

For many years, Jerrod Walters has been leading shipwreck diving excursions all over the world. Dawn Larsen runs a public relations practice—and she’s just won an award for one of her PR campaigns. Jerrod sees Dawn’s fingerprints on most everything in Two Moon Bay, from business promotion to charity fundraisers and she even has a hand in the town’s annual sidewalk sale, Stroll & Shop.  

Dawn quickly realizes there’s more to Jerrod than good looks and an adventure business. Perceptive of her, because Jerrod thinks of himself as more than a diver. He’s a historian, and every shipwreck is a time capsule.

 …there was something spectacular about the 280-foot Franklin Stone as a ship to visit… The wreck was a doorway to the past… Sometimes Jerrod believed he was speaking for the lake itselfin the way he described the treasures silently waiting to be discovered in the sometimes harsh conditions underwater.

When Jerrod first meets Dawn, she’s so professional he knows he’s found the right person to help him launch his business in a new location. And when the time is right, he might tell her about the book he’s writing about shipping on the Great Lakes. Jerrod immediately sees Dawn ashigh-energy, creative, and sharp—and gorgeous. In their first conversation, he notes her speech is peppered with phrases like:

 …Oh, I can pull a few strings with editors and advertising departments and call in a favor or two.

 Less than an hour after meeting Jerrod, Dawn is in Chicago’s Union Station waiting for her train back to Wisconsin, already busy making to-do lists to launch a campaign for this appealing new client she’s landed. When it comes down to it, Dawn can put him in touch with just about anyone who can offer what he needs to launch his business. She knows the perfect photographer for the brochure, and her best friend, writer Lark McGee, can produce the copy.   

The day Jerrod arrives at the marina, Dawn is on the dock explaining the layout of the waterfront to him and his crew, and adds: 

I stopped in to see Art and Zeke Donovan, the father and son who own the [marine supply] business. I told them all about you.

Of course, she popped into Donovan’s, just like she texted tourist centers in the region. But PR isthe mere label for what really drives Dawn. Her true passion is matching a need with a person to meet it. That’s because Dawn isn’t just a PR consultant, she’s a premiere networker.

Maybe we’re all most content when we peer beneath the surface and discover what really fuels our lives. Or, put another way, what’s the inner quality below the external label that drives most everything we do?

 Ironically, in his personal life Jerrod-the-historian can’t seem to move on from a tragedy in his past that left him reeling from his losses. Dawn-the-networker makes connections for other people every day, but she can’t figure out why connecting with the right man continues to be such a struggle.  

A little well-timed networking brings Dawn and Jerrod together, and they just might have a chance to find the missing pieces of their lives. I hope you enjoy Something to Treasure. I think of it as a journey of two people long to find what they’re really looking for!

— Virginia

Tour Giveaway

1st Prize (open internationally*):
- One $25.00 Amazon gift card
- A deep cranberry red scarf-shawl—so soft your skin will sigh and thank you!
- Inspirational art—a book of 20 pull-out 10” x 12” posters—each is a unique design and ready to frame, put on your fridge, or send to a friend who needs an uplifting message
- Two delicious Equal Exchange organic, fair-trade dark chocolate bars, one almond, one caramel crunch
*If an international winner is pulled, a second gift card will be received instead of the shawl, inspirational art, and chocolate bars.

2nd Prize (open internationally):
- One $25.00 Amazon gift card

Ends January 17th

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your post and giveaway chance. Look forward to reading it.
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