Friday, June 30, 2017

blog tour Home Field by Laurie Winter

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Home Field by Laurie Winter. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 30 June till 13 July. See the tour schedule here.



Home FieldHome Field (Warriors of the Heart #1)

By Laurie Winter

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age category: Adult

Release Date: 30 June, 2017



Blurb:

One year after her husband is killed in action, Julie Ellis is back in her hometown and focused on raising her young son. Then Reagan Harrison bursts into her life—a cocky, charming linebacker who leaves her off balance.



As a successful, professional athlete, Reagan believes he has it all. But after meeting Julie, he finds every excuse in the book to spend time with her. Despite his best efforts not to fall too hard, Reagan envisions a future with Julie, along with the little boy he’s come to love as his own.



While Reagan’s protective love begins to mend Julie’s spirit, she can’t suppress her continued deep devotion to her late husband’s memory. And when a letter arrives from beyond the grave, Reagan resolves to provide her with the answers she desperately needs to heal. Now Julie must choose either to keep her heart closed off or remove the lock and fight for a future with Reagan. Can a second chance at true love be just as sweet?




You can find Home Field on Goodreads



You can buy Home Field here:

- Amazon

- Barnes & Noble

- Kobo

- Google Play

- Wild Rose Press

Home Field Excerpt 2:

“Thanks for understanding me.” Julie softly kissed his cheek. The rough stubble tickled her lips. “Even when I don’t understand myself.” She went to sit in her chair to finish her cup of coffee.
At that moment, she noticed the kitchen. What an unbelievable mess! Who’d actually cooked breakfast…a class of rowdy five-year-olds? She gave Reagan a sideways glance, to see him moving a last piece of waffle around his plate, collecting any remaining egg and syrup. “Did you use every bowl I own?”
He was the messiest cook she’d ever seen. A huge pile of dirty dishes sat on the counter, covered in dried waffle batter and egg. Bits of syrup-laden crumbs dotted the kitchen floor, like a sticky breadcrumb trail.
His smile held no hint of guilt, and he shrugged. “Nobody’s perfect.”

No, not perfect—but he was pretty darn close.



Laurie WinterAbout the Author:

Laurie Winter is a true warrior of the heart. Inspired by her dreams, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She keeps her life balanced with regular yoga practice and running. When not pounding the pavement or the keyboard, she's enjoying time with her family, who are scattered between Wisconsin and Michigan. Laurie has three kids and one fantastic husband, all who inspire her to chase her dreams.



You can find and contact Laurie Winter here:

- Website

- Facebook

- Twitter

- Goodreads

- Pinterest

- Instagram

Interview with LAurie Winter
Q1. What is your favorite part of Home Field and why?
A1. How to pick just one? Let’s see…my favorite part of the story to write was the dream scene in Cottonwood field between Julie and John. I remember sitting at my computer, crying as I wrote. I think what connected the most for me in this scene was the culmination of Julie’s emotional journey. Finally, she was able to say goodbye to her late husband, even if their time together was only in her dream. That moment is a major turning point for her, and therefore, the story.

Q2. If you could spend time with a character in Home Field whom would it be? And what would you be doing that day?
A2. I definitely would pick Reagan Harrison. He’s handsome, strong, and utterly romantic. I’d love for him to take me out on the same date as Julie was treated to—a romantic dinner by candlelight and a night of dancing at a hot club. If you want to know more about their first date, you’ll have to read Home Field.

Q3. If you could be the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?
A3. Outlander. Reading it, I felt transported with Claire to 18th century Scotland. Diana Gabaldon did a wonderful job creating a world that seemed so real and authentic. And Jamie Fraser *sigh*, he is my favorite fictional hero.

Q4. Are your characters based off real people or did they come entirely from your imagination?
A4. The idea of Home Field started with a dream featuring Clay Matthews, the Green Bay Packers star linebacker. I based Reagan Harrison loosely off of Clay. I love the idea of a defensive football player as a romance hero. In Home Field, Reagan becomes a strong defender of Julie’s heart.

Q5. What made you become a writer?
A5. I have always loved to read, all different genres, but romance was always my favorite. When I came up with the idea for Home Field, I couldn’t get the story out of my mind. So, long story short, I decided to try my hand at writing a full-length novel. I loved the process so much I wrote four more books for the Warriors of the Heart series. Book 2, True Horizon, is scheduled for publication in late 2017.




Giveaway

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Home Field. One winner will win a reader's gift basket (US Only). It includes:

* An Alice in Wonderland inspired teacup and saucer set

* Paperback of ON THE CORNER OF KING STREET by Mary Ellen Taylor

* Paperback of UNDER AN ADIRONDACK SKY by Karen Rock

* a $10 Amazon gift card

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