08 November 2016

Book Tour & Giveaway ~ The Stalker by Marina Martindale

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We are super excited to be part of the book tour for

The Stalker

A new romance novel by Marina Martindale that promises to keep you reading from cover to cover!

The Stalker is now available at:
Amazon Kindle | Print Book

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Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: August 31, 2016

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Rachel Bennett attended her ten-year high school reunion on a whim, but fate intervened once she saw Shane MacLeod. No longer the shy, gawky teenager she remembered, Shane has matured into a handsome and successful man, but her perfect evening ends when another man from her past suddenly reappears.

Craig Walker had been her mentor until he became jealous of her talent and success. Now he intends to either have her, or destroy her at all costs.

As Rachel’s family pressures her to take Craig to court, she can no longer ignore her nagging feeling that a tragedy is about to strike.

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Excerpt

Rachel gathered up her purse and Shane’s parents walked them out to their car, where all the goodnights were said. As they pulled away from the curb, Shane noticed the change in Rachel’s mood.

“You okay?” he asked.

“I’m fine. I’m just a little tired. I really did put in a long week this week.”

“I know you did, but you also seem a little upset.”

She sighed. “I guess I got a little thrown when your mother referred to Craig as an old boyfriend. Trust me, I never, ever dated the man. I never so much as went out to lunch with him.”

“I know you didn’t, and I’m sorry that happened. Sometimes Mom gets so wrapped up in her own stuff that she gets things mixed up. She also gets a little too over protective at times, but believe me, she never meant any harm.”

“I know she didn’t, but you have no idea of just how much people don’t understand what I’ve been going through. They always assume it’s somehow my fault, or that I somehow encouraged him, when I never did.”

“I know you didn’t, Rachel.”

“And I’m glad you understand, because a lot of people don’t. You wouldn’t believe some of the stupid remarks people have made, such as, ‘Well he obviously likes you, so why not give him a chance? You might even like him.’ Uh, no, I don’t think so. The thought of going out with him actually turns my stomach. Another time some woman said to me, ‘Gee, I wish I had your problem. I can never get a man to give me a second look.’ To which I wanted to respond by saying that perhaps she was too stupid to get anyone to notice her, but I was polite. I simply told her anytime she wanted to trade places it would be okay by me. Then there’s the old standby, ‘Boys will be boys,’ excuse. Really? So does that mean that because he’s a man, it’s okay for him to stalk me like a predator and make my life a living hell? Give me a break.”

“I know, Rachel, and I’m sorry. Believe me, I’ve been trying to help you as much as I can.”

“I know you have, and I’m truly grateful for everything you’ve done for me. I’m just tired and stressed. I wanted so much to make a good impression on your folks, but once again, thanks to Craig Walker, I failed. Miserably.”

“No, you didn’t fail miserably. In fact, I could tell they liked you, Dad, especially. Trust me, I know the signs.”

“Well, that’s certainly a relief.”


Giveaway
Join the giveaway contest from November 3 - 30, 2016.

Several prizes are up for grabs:
Two $10 Amazon Gift Cards
Several eBook of The Stalker by Marina Martindale

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About Marina Martindale

Marina Martindale PicJust like Gillian Matthews, the heroine in her debut romance novel, The Reunion, Marina Martindale began her career as a graphic designer and artist, and several of her paintings have been featured in juried art shows. Over time, however, she discovered writing was her true life’s passion.

“I love creating conflicted characters,” says Martindale. “I think they’re more like the people we meet in real life. I also like the complexity of romance. It’s an opportunity to delve deep into the human condition and try to understand what it is that motivates us to make the choices in life that we make.”

Martindale draws her inspiration from her own real life experiences, as well as those of the people around her. The stories, however, are fiction.

“The path to true love is never an easy one,” adds Martindale. “Some are haunted by people from their past. Others have been deceived or betrayed by the people they trusted the most. We all make bad choices, even though we usually don’t realize it at the time. My stories are about the unintended consequences of those bad choices, how the characters resolve them, and how they grow and become better people as a result.”

Marina Martindale resides in Tucson, Arizona. In her spare time she enjoys music, traveling, photography, and cooking.

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Tour Schedule

Get more tidbits, excerpts and info on The Stalker from the blogs below. Also, follow and visit each blog on schedule to get more chances to win the giveaway contest!

November 3
Book Unleashed - Promo
Lucky 13 - Promo, Excerpt

November 4
Books, Dreams, Life - Promo, Review, Excerpt
The Pen and Muse Book Reviews - Promo, Excerpt

November 5
1-chick and Her Kindle - Promo, Review, Excerpt
Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin' - Promo, Review

November 7
I Love Books - Promo

November 8
Liz's Reading Life - Promo, Excerpt

November 9
The Romance Reviews - Review
Celticlady's Reviews - Promo

November 10
Tory Richards - Promo, Excerpt, Guest Post
Crazy Beautiful Reads - Promo, Excerpt

November 11
Delish and Yummy Book Boyfriends - Character Profile

November 12
Spunk & Hunks - Interview

November 14
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon - Promo, Review, Excerpt

November 15
Sienna Matthews - Promo

November 16
Dawn's Reading Nook - Promo, Interview
Random Thoughts from a Book Nerd - Promo, Excerpt

November 17
Loves Great Reads - Guest Post
Hart's Romance Pulse - Guest Post

November 18
Country Girl Bookaholic - Promo, Excerpt, Guest Post

November 19
EskieMama Reads - Promo, Excerpt
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books! - Character Profile

November 21
The Starred Review - Character Interview
Romancing the Books - Promo

November 22
Maari Loves Her Indies - Promo
What Is That Book About - Excerpt

November 23
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Excerpt, Guest Post

November 24
The Phantom Paragrapher - Review
Just Love Books - Promo, Excerpt

November 25
Reading Alley - Excerpt

November 28
Life's Guilty Pleasures - Excerpt

November 29
The Romance Reviews - Excerpt

November 30
Romancing the Books and More - Excerpt
Lilly's Book World - Review


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