Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gabe Kincaid Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Gabe Kincaid book tour! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $25 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: April 14, 2014
Genre: Historical (Western) Romance

Gabe Kincaid has reasons to hate lies and those who tell them. He moved from Austin to Kincaid Springs and joined his great uncle’s law firm. Gabe believes he’s happy and pushes aside those moments of loneliness, of wishing for more. He strongly believes in the law, in justice, and obeying rules. Doing what’s right is fulfilling, isn’t it? Then why is he so fascinated with a circus fortuneteller who spins tales faster than a cowboy whirls his lariat?

Katie Worthington poses as Dorothy Duncan in a small-time circus. If she isn’t behind the scenes mending costumes or in the circus kitchen, she’s disguised as the fortuneteller, Maharani Shimza, Mystic of the East. Even so, she worries about being killed by the men pursuing her. She fears a brawl at her fortune telling tent that sends her into the Kincaid’s protective custody will end with her exposure and death. Then, a death at the circus implicates her. How can she escape when that attorney pops up every time she turns around?

Will Gabe and Katie let the sparks between them ignite into a passionate romance or will her secrets destroy their chance at a happily ever after?


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Excerpt:

She pressed her hand against his arm. “Don’t, Gabe. It’s such a nice afternoon. Don’t spoil it by prying.”

“All right. But I wish you’d trust me with all your secrets, Shimza. Damn, I feel like a fool calling you that but I don’t even know your real name.”

“Shimza will do. And I do trust you to keep me safe here.”

“But you don’t think I could if you told me more, is that it?” He gently clasped her shoulders and turned her to face him.

She met his gaze, pleading with him, “Please, it’s too . . . complicated.”

Slowly he slid his hands across her shoulders, lightly up her neck, and caressed her face with his thumbs. He rested his hands gently on either side of her face. “Then let’s make it a little more complicated.” He leaned forward and claimed her lips.

She dissolved against him. His gentle kiss increased in fervor. Her arms slid around him and her fingers weaved into his hair.

His hands slid across her back. Stroking. Touching. Hugging.

One of his strong hands skimmed her ribs beneath her breast. Brazenly, she wished he’d move higher where she ached to be touched. As it was, the heat of his touch near burned through her clothing.

He broke their embrace, his chest heaving. “I’ve never kissed a client. Damn, Grandpa will have my hide.”

She rested her head against his powerful shoulder. “Mmm, I don’t think so. Perhaps you noticed we were seated next to one another at dinner. I could be wrong, but I think the Judge and Mrs. Gamble are conspiring. Judge Kincaid smiled when we left the dining room together.”

“You don’t say? Then, if it’s all right with you, I’m kissing you again.”

And he did. Not that she was an expert, but her verdict was he kissed very well indeed.
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Giveaway:
Up for grabs is a $25 gift card.
Good luck!

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About the Author:
Caroline Clemmons
Caroline Clemmons is an Amazon bestselling author of historical and contemporary western romances whose books have garnered numerous awards. Her latest release is GABE KINCAID, book four of her popular Kincaid series. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, she has taught workshops on characterization, point of view, and layering a novel.

Caroline is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Romance Writers chapters of Yellow Rose, From The Heart, and Hearts Through History. Her latest publications include the acclaimed historical Men of Stone Mountain series: BRAZOS BRIDE, HIGH STAKES BRIDE, and BLUEBONNET BRIDE and the audio books of BRAZOS BRIDE and HIGH STAKES BRIDE.

Caroline and her husband live in the heart of Texas cowboy country with their menagerie of rescued pets. Prior to writing full time, her jobs included stay-at-home mom (her favorite), secretary, newspaper reporter and featured columnist, assistant to the managing editor of a psychology journal, bookkeeper for the local tax assessor and—for a short and fun time—an antique dealer. When she’s not indulging her passion for writing, Caroline enjoys reading, travel, antiquing, genealogy, painting, and getting together with family and friends.


21 comments:

  1. A lovely excerpt.

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  2. A romantic cover.

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  3. Goddess Fish PromosAugust 14, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Thanks for hosting!

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  4. So...is there a real life Gabe in your life? ;)

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  5. I always love doing these giveaways, not because of the prizes, but because I am introduced to new authors and books that I can read and review and get the word out to other readers :) That's what I like most about today's post- discovering new passions :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Victoria, what a lovely attitude and how wonderful for authors. If you would like to receive and eARC of my next release, please email me at caroline@carolineclemmons.com

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  7. Rita, thank you for commenting.

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  8. Oh, yes, although he's not an attorney. I call him Hero and he is the love of my life. I hope you are as lucky! Thanks for commenting.

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  9. I love covers by Kim Killion. I believe she does a wonderful job and am glad you agree. Thanks for commenting.

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  10. Mary, thanks for commenting. Best wishes.

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  11. Farrah, thank you for hosting me today on your lovely blog. Best wishes.

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  12. i liked the description, seem to get more out of them than excerpts

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  13. The book sounds interesting

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  14. The cover is so romantic! I love it the best :)

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  15. I love the author, she is just so... so... I don't even have words! She is just that cool to me :)

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  16. Sounds like a fascinating read! thanks for sharing!

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  17. I like the cover and the blurb.

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  18. the cover - it is so eye catching

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  19. Enjoyed the blurb and I like the heroine's fortuneteller name.

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  20. i liked the cover and blurb

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