Monday, September 23, 2013

Rescued By A Stranger Blog Tour & Giveaway

Rescued By a Stranger
By: Lizbeth Selvig
Avon Romance

She’s a woman full of dreams
When a stranger arrives in town on a vintage motorcycle, Jill Carpenter has no idea her life is about to change forever. She never expected her own personal knight in shining armor would be an incredibly charming and handsome southern man-but one with a deep secret.

He’s a man hoping to outrun a tragedy
When Chase Preston jumped on his motorcycle to escape his wounded life, he didn’t expect the perfect woman to fall into his arms... literally! But though he can’t deny his feelings for the sweet and beautiful Jill, he doesn’t see any way he and his mistake-filled past will fit into her bright future.

Falling in love may require more than either can give
The longer Chase stays in Kennison Falls, the more deeply Jill and the people of her home town pull him in. The more Jill discovers heroic qualities in Chase, the more she wants to find a home in his arms-if only he would trust her with the truth. But will truth tear them apart when Jill’s dreams start coming true and Chase’s past finally returns to haunt him? Or, can they get beyond dreams to find the love that will rescue their two hearts?


“You must be awful tired,” Chase said. “You haven’t stopped moving all day. Want something to drink? There’s a water pitcher in the refrigerator, or I saw hot cocoa mix and some tea.”
“Are you going to have something?”
“I’m not a tea man, but I’ll heat some water for the cocoa if you like.”
He eased from the couch, and Jill closed her eyes. Angel shifted and Jill stroked her head rhythmically. Nothing hurt. Nothing pressed on her body or her mind. Chase didn’t ask her what she’d done today, what she was doing tomorrow or next week or next fall. He shuffled pots in the kitchen and it sounded safe and comfortable .
She opened her eyes to a dim room. Warmth from a thick quilt cocooned her. Gentle snoring from the end of the sofa filled the room, and she lifted her head to see Angel curled like a little husky at her feet. Chase was nowhere to be seen. Struggling to her seat, she winced slightly at the stiffness in her shoulder and squinted at a mug on the coffee table in the middle of the floor. That’s when she heard it again. The voice that had awoken her.
“No.” Chase spoke softly, urgently, a note of despair in his voice. “She can’t be gone. You’re the…Brody…have to save her.” His voice trailed off into unintelligible syllables.
Jill stood, curious but confused. Who was he talking to? Someone in his sleep? What time was it? She pressed the glow button on her watch and read 2:15 a.m.
“This isn’t our place anymore.” Chase mumbled again. “Didn’t want. My fault. Brody…failed.”
He was curled into a loose ball on his side, fully clothed, on top of the bed quilt. Nothing moved, he didn’t thrash like a victim of nightmares supposedly did, and the only indication he was dreaming was a slight tic around his closed eyes. A deep frown.
Carefully she touched his shoulder. “Chase?”
“Huh?” Like a trap snapping shut, his hand shot out and clamped around her wrist. She screeched. “What the —” he began, and bolted upright. “Jill? What’s wrong?”
“Oh, lord, I was about to ask you the same thing. You scared the crap out of me.” She looked down at her wrist and he followed her eyes. When he realized how tightly he held her, his fingers sprang open.
“Sorry! Sorry.” He released a huge sigh and raked his hand through his hair. “You can’t sneak up on a guy from the hood.”
“The hood?”
“Memphis. Where I lived, it wasn’t cool to startle someone.”
“I’m really sorry too. You were —mumbling in your sleep. I was making sure you’re okay.”
He rubbed his eyes. “Was I saying anything interesting?”
“You were trying to save someone.”
He went still. She stroked the side of his arm. “Is everything okay?”

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Lizbeth Selvig lives in Minnesota with her cradle-robbing husband and a border collie that inspired the character Dug (”Squirrel!”) in the Disney movie Up. After working as a journalist and editor and raising an equine veterinarian daughter and a talented musician son, Liz entered and won RWA’s Golden Heart® contest in 2010 with her contemporary romance The Rancher and the Rock Star. In her spare time, she loves to hike, quilt, read, horseback ride, and play with her nearly twenty four-legged grandchildren.
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  1. Hi Marlene,
    Thanks so much for featuring my book today--I'm honored to be here. I've looked around your beautiful site and really appreciate all the things you do for readers and authors. And, your own story is amazing. Thanks for all you do!
    Liz Selvig

    1. Hi Lizbeth,

      My pleasure. I can't wait to get my hands on this book now!

      Thank you. Through my passion for reading I have made many (author and blogger) friends. I understand, more than ever, the importance of promoting authors and their books. Feel free to stop by Book Mama Blog anytime!

      Thank you! I have had my share of struggles in my life, but I try not to let them hold me down.

      Marlene :)

  2. This sounds like a very interesting book - I'll be looking for it! Just had a boo at your own web site, Lizbeth, and it's lovely - with your own handsome hero right there!! (small envy here). Cheers on your writing success! - Celia (RWAGVC)

    1. Thanks so much, Celia--how sweet of you to check out the web site. I really truly appreciate your support and I hope you enjoy the book!

  3. This book sounds wonderful. It definitely needs to go on my TBR list.

  4. You drew me in once Jill woke up and heard Chase talking in his sleep. Would really like to know what is haunting Chase. Added "Rescued By A Stranger" to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway. :-)

    1. Cool! I'm never sure what excerpt is going to get used, so I was excited to read this one too! I really hope you enjoy the story. Chase is kind of my self-tortured hidden alpha--an everyday hero who's in a tough spot. I think he figures it out nicely though! Hope you'll let me know what you think!

  5. thank you for your giveaway :) is it hard to pick which teaser to post ?

    1. Hi Vishous! In this case, I didn't pick the teaser. It was either my publicist at Avon or Marlene here at Book Mama. Either way, someone did a great job, and I'm glad I didn't have to make the decision!

  6. sounds awesome. thank you for hosting. :)

  7. Thank you everyone for visiting and commenting. I'm so happy to meet you. Not sure if you'll all see this a day late and I apologize--we had a family funeral yesterday and the day was gone before I could come back and comment. Hope you ALL enjoy the book!

  8. Rescued By a Stranger sounds wonderful.Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  9. Your book sounds amazing! And is on the to buy list!!!! Or not, fingers crossed. Thank you for the giveaway, and for sharing your talent as an author.

  10. This book sounds amazing, can't wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Ahhh Chase sounds amazing! Can you tell me where I can find my very own Chase PLEASE :)

    Also I love the fact your dog is named Doug ahhhh! I LOVE that film UP the graphics are AMAZING and the start is soooo touching and so sad! No matter how many times I watch it I always end up crying

    Good luck with the book, sounds great :)