Today I am excited to share Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak with you the fourth book in the Whiskey Creek series, a small town contemporary romance series along with Lit Connect Tours. Enjoy the guest post and be sure and enter giveaway!
Sometimes home is the refuge you need—and sometimes it isn’t….Adelaide Davies, who’s been living in Sacramento, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once called home. She’s there to take care of her aging grandmother and to help with Gran’s restaurant, Just Like Mom’s. But Adelaide isn’t happy to be back. There are too many people here she’d rather avoid, people who were involved in that terrible June night fifteen years ago. Ever since the graduation party that changed her life, she’s wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible—men now—are punished. But she can’t, not without revealing an even darker secret. So it’s better to pretend….Noah Rackham, popular, attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide won’t have anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very presence reminds her of something she’d rather forget. He only knows that he’s finally met a woman he could love.
Sounds interesting right? I love a good small town romance series and hope to read these soon. Let’s find our more, please welcome Brenda Novak to tell us a little more.
Guest Post-Day 5
Welcome to Day 5 of my blog tour! By now you should have found four gold mining implements, once for each of my previous stops, as well as the name of the character that was highlighted in that post. A perfect score wins a Whiskey Creek fan pack* so follow me through the whole 10-stop tour and claim yours! (If you’re starting late, you get instructions at www.brendanovak.com, where you will also find the score card which can be updated each day and saved.) Today I’m introducing you to Noah Rackham. He’s one of the core group of friends who meet every Friday morning at Black Gold Coffee. He grew up with Gail DeMarco, Callie Vanetta and the others in Whiskey Creek. A fun-loving, well-adjusted playboy, he’s had life pretty good. Not only is he a professional cyclist, he owns Crank It Up, the bike shop in town, which he runs himself during the off-season when he’s not racing mountain bikes in Europe. He’s had only one significant tragedy enter his life—on graduation night his fraternal twin was killed in the abandoned gold mine not far away. Adelaide Davis wasn’t one of the popular crowd. She’s been living in Sacramento but has to return to Whiskey Creek to take care of her aging grandmother, who raised her. But she isn’t happy to be back. Ever since the graduation party that changed her life, she’s wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible—men now—are punished. But she can’t. Not without revealing an even darker secret. So it’s better to pretend…. Noah is shocked when Adelaide won’t have anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very presence reminds her of something he’d rather forget. He only knows that he’s finally met a woman he could love. I got the idea for this story from an episode of Dateline. The night this particular episode came on I watched in horror as the reporter stepped me and other viewers through the disappearance of a young woman who worked as a motel clerk. She wasn’t kidnapped and killed by strangers. She was gang-raped and murdered by her friends, at a party no less! Even more shocking was the fact that no one spoke up afterward, even those who were at the party who weren’t directly involved. It wasn’t until years later that one woman finally broke her silence, and the poor victim’s family learned her true fate. I knew a topic like that (what happens to Addy is similar but not the same) would be a challenge to tackle in a romance, but I love to write about heroes and heroines who overcome great difficulty and find happiness in the end. It makes the denouement that much sweeter! If you’d like to see how Addy and Noah come together, and if the bad guys get their just desserts, HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK was just released on Tuesday and can be found wherever books are sold.
*Prize consists of a mug from Black Gold Coffee (fictional coffee shop in my series where the group of friends who people these stories meet every Friday), a black Amos Auto Body T-shirt (Dylan’s fictional auto body shop), a free digital download of WHEN WE TOUCH (the prequel novella that kicks off the series), and autographed Whiskey Creek poster and autographed cover cards for all the Whiskey Creek books released so far!
Meet the Author
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of more than forty-five books. A three-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs an annual on-line auction for diabetes research every May on her website (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised over $2 million. Brenda has a brand new small-town contemporary series out. Come meet the long-time friends who have made Whiskey Creek the “Heart of Gold Country,” with WHEN WE TOUCH (prequel novella), WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES (Book #1), WHEN SNOW FALLS (Book #2), WHEN SUMMER COMES (Book #3), HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK (Book #4) and TAKE ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (Book #6 due out October 29, 2013).
Books in the Whiskey Creek Series
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