Reserved by Tracy Ewens Preview

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’m looking forward to settling in with Reserved, a new romance by Tracy Ewens. Reserved is the fourth book in Tracy’s Love Story series. I’ve read the other three and have thoroughly enjoyed the author’s modern, sassy and a little bit steamy writing style.

Here’s a preview of Reserved, as it appears on Amazon:

Makenna Rye Conroy was living the dream—with an amazing husband and a beautiful new baby daughter—when one night changed everything.

Almost six years after Adam’s death, Makenna and her daughter Paige have built a solid, happy life together. Makenna manages her brother’s trendy restaurant, The Yard, and helps out at Ryeland Farms, the family business, all while navigating the world of private school parenting. Sure, being a single mom has its challenges, but she hardly has time to pack her daughter’s lunch in the morning, let alone think about dating.

Travis McNulty, the middle child and biggest disappointment of the McNulty clan, is a chef at his best friend’s new restaurant. He gave up apologizing for not being the football hero his family wanted a long time ago. In fact, Travis apologizes for very little these days. He loves creating great food—it’s more of a passion than a job—and he lives life on his own terms with few complications.

For the past couple years, Makenna and Travis have worked side by side at The Yard, bickering, teasing, and never taking each other very seriously. That is until Makenna has her usual reoccurring dream; but this time, instead of her late husband as the featured man, Travis stands in his place. Travis may be attracted to his best friend’s sister, but she’s a widow and a mother, which tops the charts for complicated in his book.

As the game changes, Makenna and Travis, with a little help from Paige, have to figure out what they are willing to risk to reserve a table for three.

Looking forward to reading Reserved soon!

Check out these terrific book covers and click on the titles below to read my reviews of Tracy’s earlier romances:

 

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For more information about Tracy, check out her Who’s That Indie Author profile and these earlier interviews.

Who’s That Indie Author? Tracy Ewens
Author Interview 10/27/14
Author Interview 4/8/14

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We have a winner! Book Giveaway of Taste by Tracy Ewens

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Congratulations to Ellen – winner of the Taste book giveaway! Ellen will receive a signed copy of this smart and entertaining romance!

Taste Giveaway winnerThe winner was selected randomly by Rafflecopter.com.  Thank you to everyone who entered!

Click here to read my review of Taste.

Want even more? Check out my reviews of Tracy Ewens’ earlier romances:

Catalina Kiss, Premiere and Candidate

I also enjoyed reading Tracy's first love story!  Premiere Goodreads  Candidate_cover5
And to learn more about Tracy Ewens, click on these Book Club Mom interviews and feature:

Who’s That Indie Author? – Tracy Ewens

Interview: October 27, 2014

Interview: April 8, 2014

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Book Giveaway Update

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Hello Everyone!

You may know that I am running my first book giveaway of Taste by Tracy Ewens. Alas, as with all new things, there is the obligatory learning curve. In an effort to make sure that everyone who has entered is indeed registered, I have simplified the entry form to include a single request that you leave your name and email address.

If you have already entered and want to verify that you are on the list, please email me at bvitelli2009@gmail.com and I will check and add you if necessary.

You can enter by visiting Book Club Mom’s Facebook page and clicking the link in my post or on the Giveaway tab.

I have extended the giveaway through December 13, 2015 to give you all a chance to win!

Thanks for your patience!

Here come the holidays – Enter for a chance to win a free copy of Taste by Tracy Ewens!

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If only life were as simple as following a recipe…

Who’s looking for a little fun and romance during the holiday season? What better way than to curl up with a fun romantic novel?  Enter my giveaway for a chance to win a free, autographed copy of Taste by Tracy Ewens.

Visit Book Club Mom on Facebook, click on the Giveaway tab and follow the instructions.

Giveaway drawing is powered by Rafflecopter.com. It starts at 12:00 am November 22, 2015 and ends 12:00 am November 29, 2015, Eastern Time. See full Terms and Conditions on Facebook entry.


For more information, click here to read my review of Taste.

Want even more? Check out my reviews of Tracy Ewens’ earlier romances:

Catalina Kiss, Premiere and Candidate

I also enjoyed reading Tracy's first love story!  Premiere Goodreads  Candidate_cover5
And to learn more about Tracy Ewens, click on these Book Club Mom interviews and feature:

Who’s That Indie Author? – Tracy Ewens

Interview: October 27, 2014

Interview: April 8, 2014

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Taste by Tracy Ewens

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Taste
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Anyone will tell you that the restaurant business is tough, and food critics like Kara Malendar make it even tougher. Kara is known for her scathing reviews in the LA Times food section and the word is that her recent review of the Marco Polo was “the last nail in the coffin.” Kara loves the power of her job, but she feels a twinge of guilt when she sees the Marco Polo shutting down. What kind of career is being a food critic anyway? Kara’s not even sure she likes eating anymore.

As the daughter of U.S. Senator Patrick Malendar from California, Kara has spent most of her life in the public eye. And since she was a young girl, her mother Bindi has instructed Kara on all points of public life, what to wear, how to stand, where to look, how to smile. Kara’s just about fed up and somewhere deep inside her a change is beginning to take place.

Meanwhile, Logan Rye is putting all his energy into his new restaurant, The Yard, which is quickly becoming the hip place to eat. Logan and his friend, Travis are great cooks with high standards and they insist on using fresh meats and home grown produce from the Rye family’s farm. In addition to the best ingredients, Logan knows that hard work is the key to The Yard’s success. After all, hard work is all Logan knows. He’s been his family’s caretaker ever since he can remember.

Logan is working too hard to have a personal life, but no matter. He was stung before, by a certain LA Times food critic and there’s no way he’ll let that happen again with her or any woman. He’ll leave the womanizing to Travis. But when Kara is assigned to write a three-part feature on The Yard, it’s only a matter of time before these two worlds collide. Can Kara and Logan overcome past hurts and let love in?

In Taste, Tracy Ewens has set the stage for another hip, modern romance with plenty of good-looking characters, tantalizing dialogue, and a classy amount of spice and steam. But there are also realistic ups and downs, grounding moments of family conflict and consistent themes of friendship, family and love because in the end, that’s what it all comes down to, isn’t it?

Taste is the third in the series of love stories by Tracy Ewens, which was brought to life by her first romantic novel, Catalina Kiss. In each love story, Ewens focuses on one or two characters, but all her characters’ lives and histories overlap, making for a nice continuum. Each book stands alone and I believe the series can be read in any order.

Taste is full of references to mouthwatering foods, sharp dressing, with a good amount of humor. It’s a fun escape with a fantastic finish, confirming the author’s belief in love and romance.

I received an ARC to review Taste, which will be released on October 27, 2015.

If you like romance, click on the titles below to check out my reviews of Tracy Ewens’ earlier romances:

Catalina Kiss
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And to learn more about Tracy Ewens, click on these Book Club Mom interviews and features:

Who’s That Indie Author? – Tracy Ewens

Interview: October 27, 2014

Interview: April 8, 2014

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Who’s That Indie Author? Heather Walsh

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Author name: Heather Walsh

Genre: Contemporary Fiction

Books: Dented Cans and The Drake Equation

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Bio: Heather Walsh grew up in North Haven, CT, fantastically close to Pepe’s pizza. Her favorite writer is Alice Munro, her favorite movie is The Godfather Parts I & II (tied for first), and her favorite TV show is The Wire. She currently lives in Brookline, MA with her husband and two children. Her two novels, Dented Cans and The Drake Equation, have sold over 8,000 copies.

Favorite thing about being a writer: When a character does something unexpected as I write. It sometimes feels as if the character is in control and not me. Doesn’t happen often, but I love it when it does.

Biggest challenge as an indie author: Attracting new readers as more and more novels are published every year! Good for readers and tough for authors.

Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Contact Information: Visit Heather’s website at http://hwalsh.com/ for more information and updates.

Be sure to read my reviews of Dented Cans and The Drake Equation.

And click here to read my interview with Heather.

Are you an indie author looking for some positive publicity? Do you want to build your indie author network? Why not get your name out on Who’s That Indie Author?

Email bvitelli2009@gmail.com for a bio template and other details, and follow along on Book Club Mom to join the indie author community!

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Coming soon…author interview with Tracy Ewens

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Tracy Ewens

Tracy Ewens, author of Catalina Kiss, has written a new book! Premiere – A Love Story is due to be released on October 27.

I recently had the chance to ask Tracy about Premiere and some of her other projects. Check back soon to learn all about her latest book!

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