Thursday, December 31, 2020

Book Tour/Giveaway - Kennedy Deveraux by Bernadette Marie


Kennedy Deveraux by Bernadette Marie 


 GENRE: Contemporary Romance 


BLURB: Kennedy Devereaux, owner of Kennedy Devereaux Designs, is a sight to behold in her signature pink colors, accented with custom designed jewelry. Intriguing enough that Joel Kingsley, the man building the new business next door, can’t help but keep coming around, just to get to know the woman in the designer clothes. He finds she’s not such a mystery, and his charm easily wins her over--until she finds that he’s forgotten to let her in on the secrets of his past. 


Excerpt: Pink doors, crystal light fixtures, white shelves. Joel cupped his hands around his eyes to get a better look at the feminine interior of the store he stood in front of. Kennedy Devereaux Designs, the lettering on the door said. Costume jewelry, purses, and a few pieces of clothing were elegantly displayed on uncluttered shelves. He could see a small sitting area toward the back of the store with white chairs on a plush pink rug. When he stepped back from the door, he inhaled. Could he even smell the store and all of its femininity? “Can I help you?” A soft voice had him turning to see a woman, as feminine as the store, standing behind him. She was the smell—sweet and floral. Soft golden hair framed a delicate face, and her lipstick matched the soft pastel pink of the doors he’d been looking through. Sharp blue eyes watched him as he stared at her. Joel Kingsley was no idiot around women, but this one seemed to render him speechless. 


From The Author:

Guest post by Bernadette Marie

December 31

Saying Goodbye to 2020

I image there aren’t many of us who aren’t looking forward to the numbers changing on the year. 2020 has challenged each and every person in the world. Looking back at the days at home, the new norm of wearing a mask, and ordering food to be delivered or eaten outside, I find that there were a lot of good takeaways as well.

One of the takeaways was getting my writing back on track. In 2018 my life took a little detour with the death of my father. Though still productive that year and in the following year, I just didn’t feel as if my career was going in the right direction. After a decade of hard work, I didn’t want to lose what I’d built. 2020 forced me to put that focus back on myself and my career. During quarantine, I made sure my alarm was set every morning. I got up, worked out, and got in those words. The time to rebuild my routine helped me to focus on moving forward with my writing. Series that were five years in the making were wrapped up and new series were created. The need to write everyday, as if my life depended on it, filled me again, and my passion was back.

I could sit and list the hundreds of things that were changed, canceled, or taken away this year, but I find focusing on the positive helps me look at the good things that came from this year. Getting back to my passion is very high on that list.


AUTHOR Bio and Links: Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011. Since then she has authored and published over thirty-five books. The married mother of five sons promises romances with a Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it because she lives it. Obsessed with the art of writing and the business of publishing, chronic entrepreneur Bernadette Marie established her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, in 2011 to bring her own work to market as well as offer an opportunity for fresh voices in fiction to find a home as well. When not immersed in the writing/publishing world, Bernadette Marie and her husband are shuffling their five hockey playing boys around town to practices and games as well as running their family business. She is a lover of a good stout craft beer and might have an unhealthy addiction to chocolate. 








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