Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Wildfire and Roses Book Tour: Giveaway for a $20 Amazon Gift Card


Wildfire and Roses
by Hope Malory
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Sparks fly when tenacious mountain climber and hiker Beasley McLemore meets hot smokejumper Will Gregor on a search and rescue mission in Yosemite. Getting together, however, isn’t easy. Strong-willed Beasley is bent on building a thriving landscaping business back home in the foothills of the majestic Smoky Mountains. Busy working 24/7, she has no time or energy for a man in her life ... she thinks. 

Scorched by love in his past, Will is content to live near awe-inspiring Lake Tahoe where he saves lives and forests as a remote wildland firefighter. He doesn’t need a committed relationship complicating his dangerous lifestyle ... he thinks. 

Through life-changing events and a family mystery, each must question long held beliefs about work, love, and life. Looming over their blossoming love affair is the 2,400 miles separating their homes and livelihoods. Will love keep them together or distance tear them apart?


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Read an Excerpt!

An opening in the trees revealed thickets growing beside a creek with green algae coating the rocks. The afternoon heat working in tandem with the heavy downpour gave way to sweltering humidity. She removed her rain and sweat-soaked shirt in favor of the cooler camisole underneath. Although she had packed a light waterproof jacket, the storm came without warning. The almost horizontal, wind-driven rain swept the ridge, plastering her hair to her head. Drenched, their clothes clung to their bodies. It was impossible not to notice Will’s ripped torso underneath his wet shirt. Stop looking at his body. She observed his stolen glance at her assets when she took off the outer layer. To rid her mind of those thoughts, she shook her head and turned her attention back to the task. She agonized about the frightened little boy, knowing the first twenty-four hours were the most critical. Would he survive the night if they didn’t locate him soon? A sense of unease gnawed at her.

At the same moment she turned toward Ranger Walsh to ask what they would do if they didn’t find him before dark, thunder roared through the forest making her words inaudible. The crunch of twigs and leaves beneath their feet turned into splashes as the rain persisted. They slogged through ankle-deep mud, around jutting rocks, and over blown-down trunks and branches. The wind whipped, and the downpour continued, slowing their progress.

The trail narrowed with sharp drop-offs on the left side. Walking in a single line, Ranger Walsh led, Will followed him, and she took the rear position. In a fraction of a second, she recognized what was happening ahead. Seized by fear, she cried out as Will stepped in a pool of mud, lost his footing, and tumbled down the side of a cliff.



Transported by books as a child, Hope Malory developed an interest in writing in second grade when she discovered poetry. Those early seeds, along with a penchant for happy endings, led her to fulfill her dream of becoming a romance novelist. 

After thirty years in the education field, Hope traded in a commute, traffic, and early mornings for inventing strong-willed characters and putting them in unpredictable situations. 

Now, whether relaxing on the beach, traveling with her husband, or spending time at home, she is busy writing her next novel.




Follow the tour HERE for exclusive content and a giveaway!



90 comments:

  1. I like the cover. It’s very romantic.

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    1. Thank you! I have a wonderful graphic designer. Glad you like it!

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  3. I like the cover. It is simple but has lots of emotion. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  4. Thank you, Susan, for hosting and featuring Wildfire and Roses on your blog.
    Hope Malory

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  5. I love the cover, it sounds like my kind of book.

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I hope you read and enjoy it!

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  6. Ooops! I accidentally put a twitter link in the newsletter sign up widget. I signed up for the newsletter under farmermomwife at gmail dot com

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  7. Wildfire and Roses has a lovely cover pic.

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  8. This would be great for my spring reading list. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I like the cover thanks for the giveaway

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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    1. I'm glad you like the cover. You're welcome!
      Hope

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  10. I'm looking forward to reading this book.

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    1. Thanks, Steph! I hope you enjoy it. Happy reading!
      Hope

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  11. The book sounds great. The cover looks sweet.

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  12. Cover looks lovely and book sounds good.

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  13. Sweet cover picture. I really like it.

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  14. I am loving the cover looking good

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    1. Thanks! I love it too. My cover designer did a great job.
      Hope

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  15. that book cover brings me back to younger days....
    jan

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    1. I know, right? It brings me back too. Thanks for commenting.
      Hope

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  16. Oooh, a smokejumper! I LOVE romances with smokejumpers!!!

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  17. How nice that the author could switch to writing and leave her commute behind.

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  18. I enjoyed the excerpt and love the cover!

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  19. I like the cover and the story sounds really good! I would love to read it

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  20. I really like the cover and it looks like a fabulous read.

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  21. I like the cover, nice and clear and simple.

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  22. I love the cover as it is so inviting.

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  23. The cover was very romantic and relaxing

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  24. I like the cover, especially the roses at the top.

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  25. I like the book cover. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. Thank you, Angela! Good luck with the drawing.

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  26. Cover looks awesome! It shouts romance.

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  27. I like the cover. It’s sweet
    Ashley c
    Addictedtorodeo at gmail dot com

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  28. David HollingsworthMarch 10, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    The cover is pretty interesting.

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  29. I love the cover, makes me want to know more.

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  30. I think the cover looks sweet.

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  31. I like the cover. It is very sweet. Thank you

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  32. I like the book cover - without reading the excerpt - my take from the cover is a great romance of a young couple and that there are ups/downs just like we all face. Looking forward to reading it - thanks for sharing your talents.

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    1. Thank you, Anne. You are right about the ups and downs. Enjoy!

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  33. The book looks like a great spring/summer read!

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  34. In all honesty, the cover seems kind of boring. It's a nice picture but, for me, does not convey any drama or tension.

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  35. I really like the cover, it's a pretty picture and looks interesting.

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  36. I like the cover, it's pretty and romantic.

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