A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.
March 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Five Things I Know about War Photojournalist Dean Collins (The Bluebird Bet)
5. He left Tall Pines as fast as he could. Changing beds and scrubbing toilets at the bed-and-breakfast was never his idea of a life. Dodging bullets and telling important stories had fulfilled him, but he had to make a change before it killed him.
4. Dean was always happiest climbing the highest point of the roof or taking the risk that attracted every pretty girl’s stare.
3. After his mother died, he and his dad lost the glue that held them together. He’d trusted his father to keep the Bluebird safe for him, so he’d always have a place to come home to, and now he’ll fight to keep it.
2. Charming Edna is easy as telling her stories of his travels. They never end as she expects them to, but having the scoop first is worth agreeing to be his judge when the renovation plans are presented.
1. He admired hard work and no one works harder than Dr. Elaine Watson. She’d saved his father’s life. She would restore the place his mother had loved. She might even need the Bluebird more than he does, but there’s no way he’ll back down. He’s fighting for his future.
If you could nothing but a camera and a backpack, where would you go?
Dean Collins fought the urge to kick his feet like a bored four-year-old. After reading all the news he could get his hands on—old issues of the local paper, the state paper and his favorite online news sites—he’d come to sit on the edge of the dock while his father fished. Dean had wanted to start a conversation or make a connection or whatever the proper term was for two grown men talking about their feelings.
And they were sitting in silence.
Like they did most of the time, in fact. He raveled the edge of the latest pair of jeans he’d managed to destroy. For years, his wardrobe consisted of heavy boots, worn jeans and a collection of T-shirts that could fit in a backpack. No shorts. But these had a ripped knee and a bloodstain from an ill-fated trek from Dharamsala. That was the kind of thing he did for fun: climb mountains and shake off a skinned knee when the climb turned into a tumble.
Now he dangled his feet in the water and hoped for a nibble—anything exciting. Adjusting to the change of pace was harder than he’d thought it would be.
“Nice weather.” The whole world over, there was one topic of conversation everyone could fall back on: the weather forecast. Maybe they were on different sides of hot vs. cold or wet vs. dry, but everyone had an opinion about the weather. Tall Pines was no exception.
– $25 Amazon gift card (open internationally)
– Signed print copies of A Minute on the Lips & The Bluebird Bet (US only)
– 5 ebooks of The Bluebird Bet (to be gifted through Amazon or B&N)
Ends March 24th