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Blog Tour: Sweet Occasions – Linn B Halton + Excerpt

Blog Tour: Sweet Occasions – Linn B Halton + Excerpt

 
I'm really excited to bring you this lovely excerpt and fabulous competition from Linn B Halton!
 
 
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Festival of Romantic Fiction reader's award for 'Best Author Published' nominee, Linn B Halton, is taking her new feel-good romance novel on tour! Sweet Occasions is set to feature on a host of book blogs over the coming days, so why not follow the action and keep up-to-date with the reviews, exclusive guest posts and excerpts, and a giveaway. 
 
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What they say:  'Katie’s relationship has had more than its fair share of problems. After a difficult few years things begin to pick up and Katie finally realises her dream of opening up a bakery. Sweet Occasions specialises in novelty and celebration cakes, plus the most inspiring range of cupcakes anyone could possibly ask for!
 
Utilising her passion and skill helps to inject happiness back into her life, but it’s short-lived as things begin to fall apart. The reality is that you need to run a business with your heart AND your head. Help is at hand in the shape of her partner, Steve. He has the necessary experience, but does Katie want to tie herself to him financially, as well as personally? Then one rainy, wintry day a bedraggled customer steps inside the door to order a cake … Sometimes a turning point centres around one single moment in time: sometimes it takes two Christmases and three birthdays.'
 
 
 
 
 
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“Adam, my name’s Adam.” He wipes away the crumbs from around his mouth and gratefully accepts the plate I offer him. “Sorry, I haven’t eaten since breakfast and the cold got to me. I'm not usually such a wimp but it's been the day from hell. I’m very grateful to you.”
He grins and I smile back at him. He has the most fascinating deep-brown eyes that draw you in, and a face that reminds you of your best friend’s brother. A guy you quickly begin to feel comfortable around. As the colour returns to his face he’s becoming more animated.
 
“My pleasure, I'm Katie. You’re the first case of hypothermia I’ve had to deal with this winter,” I joke, feeling more relaxed and a little relieved.
 
“You must think I’m mad. Who would go out on a day like this with no umbrella and wearing a thin jacket? That’s a car driver through and through, for you. I’m used to dashing from car to door and that’s about it.” “You travel a lot?”  “Yes, I’m an IT consultant. A troubleshooter—I go where the problems are. No two days are the same.”
 
He finishes the last bite of the second cupcake and proceeds to stack the two plates neatly on top of each other. He gives his mouth one last wipe with the napkin and in one gulp, empties his coffee mug.
 
“You are a life-saver. I feel almost human now.” He flashes a smile that plays around the corners of his mouth. “Umm ... that cake, as I was saying ... since Pop died Gracie is always complaining that the world doesn’t cater for people who live on their own. So I was thinking something small. I’ll never hear the end of it if I turn up with a family-size cake. My grandmother is a lovely lady, but she hates waste.”
 
“Well, I think I have just the thing ...”
 

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Author Bio:
 
Bristol born Linn B Halton lives in Gloucestershire, in the small village of Lydbrook. It nestles on the edge of the Forest of Dean; she resides there with her adorable husband and cat with attitude – Mr Tiggs! Whilst Linn love to write romanctic novels and there is often a psychic ‘touch’ to her stories. Many of the paranormal events that feature in some of her books are real-life experiences She is the author of five novels, one true story and three novellas. Linn is signed by HarperImpulse and US publishers Sapphire Star.
 
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Enter to win the following:
 
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First Prize: Signed paperbacks of The Quintessential Gemini and The Restaurant @ The Mill
 
Second Prize: Signed copy of Never Alone
 
Third Prize: E-copies of Never Alone, Touched by the Light, The Quintessential Gemini and The Restaurant @ The Mill
 
 
Terms and conditions:  All ebook prizes will be given to winners in a format chosen by the author, Linn B Halton. No responsibility is taken for the non arrival of paperback prizes. Linn B Halton and CandleLit Author Services reserve the right to cancel and/or amend giveaway details at anytime and without prior notification. Image credit: Freepik   
 

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  1. Thank you for being a part of the Sweet Occasions tour! Lovely to be here and visit the beach ... is that seagulls I can hear? Ha! ha!

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