Wednesday, March 13, 2013

For the Love of Jazz by Elke Feuer: Blog Tour and Giveaway








For the Love of Jazz
by Elke Feuer
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BLURB:

Restoration architect Josie Fagan takes on a project with lawyer and senator’s son, Patrick Pullman. It’s the perfect match. She needs his endorsement to save her business and he wants to restore his ancestral Chicago home. Love wasn’t part of her plan. Neither was being asked to stay at his home, haunted by ghosts, or discovering she has a claim to his home – which she adores. When she finds out his family may be responsible for her aunt’s disappearance fifty years ago, it’s a race to unearth the truth before she loses not only her business and her heart, but her life.

Patrick can’t deny his attraction to Josie and is willing to take a chance on love since his broken engagement a year earlier. Things become complicated when he learns of their family connection and her claim to the home he loves. He doesn’t believe in ghosts, or that his family is involved in her aunt’s disappearance, so insists they work together. But, when he starts seeing his uncle’s ghost, and threats are made on her life, he’s forced to confront the possibility his family could be responsible.


EXCERPT:

His fingers played with the onyx paperweight on his desk. “Did you get new clients?”
Her heartbeat raced as she shook her head slowly.
“Good, I want you to do the restoration.” His eyes rose to meet hers.
Oh man! There was a catch, and she wasn’t going to like it.

“I want you stay at the house during the renovations and not take on any other jobs until mine is done.”

“What?” He couldn’t be serious. She searched his face. He was. “Why do I need to stay at the house?”

“I need this project finished on time and that will mean having you close to discuss designs and restoration changes. Living at the house is the best option and also eliminates the risk of theft.” He leaned back in his chair. “Room and board is free. You don’t want to waste money your business needs, do you?”

Damn, he knew about her finances and was going to play hardball. Well, she had no intention of letting him use it against her. She was the best candidate and they both knew it. If she wasn’t, he would’ve hired another company. “I want a flattering personal reference,” she countered.

A cocky grin curved his lips. “Then I want guarantees.”

She held his gaze.

“You’ll get your reference if you meet my six-month deadline, if I’m satisfied with the quality of the work, and if the job comes within budget.” He moved his chair back into the upright position.

“That will not include changes you make to my original estimate or if you select inferior products,” she added quickly.

His smile broadened and a boyish dimple winked at her.

Is he enjoying this?

Damn him, he is! 




AUTHOR Bio and Links:



Elke lives in Grand Cayman with her husband and two kids. Reading, spending time with her family, traveling, and meeting people is her joy. Writing is her passion. She enjoys her job as a project manager, but her dream is to write full-time and stay home with her kids.  

Jazz and salsa are her favorite music to write to. She sometimes wonders if she’s not Billie Holiday incarnate because of the strong connection she feels to her and jazz. It’s her favorite writing music along with salsa.

She stumbled into writing suspense, and to her surprise found she enjoyed it, along with writing about serial killers. Elke is fascinated by them, and what motivates them to kill. She writes time travel, historical, and contemporary novels to even out her dark side.

Readers can connect with Elke at:

http://elkefeuer.com/

http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/pages/Elke-Feuer/185367964831994

https://twitter.com/ElkeFeuer

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6550227.Elke_Feuer

http://www.crimsonromance.com/elke-feuer/

Where to get the book:

http://ibookstore.com/

http://ibookstore.com/products.php?i=B00AKERYP0

Amazon.co.uk

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Jazz-Crimson-Romance-ebook/dp/B00AKERYP0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358611759&sr=8-1

Amazon.ca

http://www.amazon.ca/Love-Jazz-Crimson-Romance-ebook/dp/B00AKERYP0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358611807&sr=8-1

eBooks.com

http://www.ebooks.com/1097961/for-the-love-of-jazz/feuer-elke/


Giveaway:


Elke will be awarding a commenter at each stop a $5 Amazon Gift Card, and a $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. A bracelet made with Caymaninte stone will be awarded to a randomly drawn host (US/Canada Only).

Please follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.The tour dates can be found here:


24 comments:

  1. I'd be so irritated if that guy tried to cage me in at his place...but maybe it wouldn't be so bad :P

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. LOL! You might change your mind if you saw him. Sexy green eyes, rocking body and a voice that can charm your panties off. :-)

      Thanks for commenting.

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win!

    hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

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  3. I'm loving the sound of this book.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks! Glad you like it. There's one more excerpt to tantalize you with. :-)

      Thanks for commenting.

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  4. Well I like a man who knows what he wants ;)

    moonsurfer123(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Me too!

      Thanks for stopping by, again. :-)

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  5. I will have to add it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hope you enjoy it, Shannon!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. I like an interesting love story and strong characters, so I'm sure I'll enjoy the story!

    shadowrunner1987 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Is there a book or an author that inspire your writing?

    emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

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    1. If I had to pick one I'd have to say Jayne Castle. She spoke at the very first RWA conference I attended and her speech inspired me to take a chance on my writing and getting published. I almost burst into tears when I met her (I'm a sap like that). I also love the historicals she writes under Amanda Quick.

      The support and love from authors I've met online are a constant inspiration. We keep each other going.

      Great question! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Wouldn't it be great to be Billie Holiday reincarnated? Wow...just the thought makes me smile!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. It would be awesome! My character (and me) got to live vicariously in this book when she sang on stage. My character that is. Those scene were my favorite to write.

      Glad I made you smile, Catherine! Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Oh, haha! Loved it! I so can't wait to read this novel!

    justforswag(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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    1. They're just getting warmed up, Chelsea. Wait until you read the scene when they work together to solve the mystery. Sizzling. :-)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. A boyish dimple works for me.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  11. nice excerpt

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I have a question for either or both Elke and Margay. My question is if you had to choose only one book to recommend to people and it can't be one of your own what would it be? I always find it interesting to see how people answer this question especially writers. Most often people go with a classic or a book that inspired them to write, but I'm always curious to know what people choose. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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