Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Once and Forever Blog Tour (+$25 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway!)

Title: Once and Forever
Author: Various Authors
Series: N/A
Pages: N/A
Publisher: Posh Publishing
Date Published: November 1, 2013
Format: eBook
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

From five compelling authors, five original novellas which will make you laugh and cry, and believe in a love that once found will last forever. Meet a duke, a psychic, a bodyguard and a professor…and one "guardian fairy" in absorbing stories ranging from regency and contemporary romance to paranormal and women's fiction.
~~~Try an Excerpt!~~~
(Contemporary Paranormal Romance – Elaine Fox’s The Princess & the Pinot)
“All right,” I said carefully, looking down at this tiny obnoxious man who called himself my fairy. “So what does that get me, three wishes or something?”

I wondered why it had to be me who went crazy. I mean, I already had enough problems.

“Naw, you don’t have to wish, girly.” He scratched his belly with three fingers. “I know exactly what you want. Hell, everybody here knows what you want. But the difference is – I can get it for you. Or maybe I should say, I can get him for you.”

I started shaking my head. “No. I don’t care if you are real and you can work magic. I don’t want him that way. I don’t want something fake"

“Oh puh-leeze, you’ll take him however you can get him. And what is love but magic anyway? However it comes about?"

His point might have struck me true if he hadn’t just wriggled something out of his ear and stood examining whatever it was on the end of his finger.
~~~Meet the Authors ~~~
Mary Blayney:
 NY Times Best Selling author Mary Blayney’s first two romances were contemporaries published by Silhouette Books. Since 2000 she has been writing regency set historical novels and novellas for Kensington, Bantam and Berkley. Returning to the contemporary market with her novella in ONCE AND FOREVER, Mary hopes to continue to tell stories set in both the regency and the 21st century.
Married to a retired Coast Guard officer, Mary has lived all over the US from Alaska to Puerto Rico, but is now settled near Annapolis, Maryland within sight of the Chesapeake Bay. Her life close to the Coast Guard and its mission to search and rescue, has convinced her that life is best lived with joy, love and a generous heart. Those convictions are what she most wantS to share with her readers. Family will always play a strong part in her books since she believes that family relationships are as fundamental as the love between a man and a woman.

Elaine Fox:

NY Times Best Selling author Elaine Fox began her career writing time-travel romances, such as Rita-finalist Traveler, and Impostor (both now available as e-books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble), then added historicals to the mix. After six books with Leisure Books, she moved to Avon to begin writing contemporary romances. Her first, Maybe Baby, hit the USA Today Bestseller list and eight more novels and four novellas followed, with several of them also reaching the USA Today list.

Most recently she participated in the anthology Mirror, Mirror from Berkley Publishers, which debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestseller list.

Elaine lives just outside of Washington, D.C., with a small Cuban dog and a lovely Argentinean man. Elaine is trying to learn Spanish.

Emelle Gamble:

Emelle Gamble was a writer at an early age, bursting with the requisite childhood stories of introspection. These evolved into bad teen poetry and worse short stories. She took her first stab at full length fiction in an adult education writing class when her kids were in bed.  As M.L. Gamble, she published several romantic suspense novels with Harlequin. She has contracted with Soul Mate Publishing for Secret Sister, published in the summer of 2013, and Dating Cary Grant, a Spring 2014 release.

Molly Harper will be released by Posh Publishing in December, 2013.

Emelle lives in suburban Washington D.C. with her husband, ‘Phil-the-fist’, her hero of thirty years,  and two orange cats, Lucy and Bella. These girls, like all good villains, have their reasons for misbehaving. Her daughter, Olivia, and son, Allen, are happily launched on their own and contributing great things to society, their mother’s fondest wish.

Evie Owens:

Evie Owens was born in Japan, but grew up on a dairy farm in Upper Michigan. She's waited tables and tended bar, which makes her a very good tipper, but writing is her passion. She's thrilled to be included in this anthology with some of her favorite authors.

These days, Evie lives in Maryland while her two fabulous daughters and one glorious granddaughter live too far away. Leaving her no alternative but to turn to a life of crazy cat ladyness (except for the "cat" and the "ladyness" parts).

The authors will be awarding an eBook copy of "Once and Forever" to five randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and a Grand Prize of a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


  1. Thank you so much for having us on your site, Andra! (LOVE the sloth picture, btw. LOL) The five of us (authors) are thrilled to have written this anthology and are eager to share it with readers!

  2. The genie in the excerpt cracks me up -- calling her "Girly" and "scratching his belly with three fingers". Makes me think of Al Bundy, sitting on the couch slouched back, with his hand down his pants. Elaine, can't wait to pick up a copy of this anthology. I've always enjoyed your doggy books, but I think my favorite (so far) was HOT STUFF with Joe the coffee guy (am I the only one who sees the pun in that?). Thanks for continuing to write - sure hope your Spanish is coming along well - is it easier to learn another language as an adult?

  3. Al Bundy!! YES! OMG, I wasn't thinking of him but that's exactly what I was going for!

    It sounds like we have the same taste in books - HOT STUFF was one of my favorite books to write. And Lauren *definitely* got the pun on Joe the coffee guy - glad you did too. :)

    I think to learn a language as an adult - and this is just my fairly recent opinion - you have to have the right motivation. And having my man and my dog talking about me behind my back in Spanish is mine. LOL (Does that sound paranoid?)

  4. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like an amazing read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  5. I like anthologies. The stories make for good stand-alone quick reads. Some days that's all I have time for.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  6. Catherine, I know what you mean. Sometimes you just want that quick hit of fiction - and getting a variety pack is even better! Good luck to you and Natasha!

  7. I love the start about an annoying short man being her fairy. This made me laugh a lot because I just recently returned from a trip to Dublin , Ireland and we went to a story telling night where they told us tales of fairies.

    1. Oooh, what fun to be at a storytelling night in Dublin!! I love that my story made you think of that! :)

  8. This does sound fantastic.


  9. thank you for hosting the Once and Forever tour