Monday, November 11, 2019

Memories in December Book Tour: Giveaway for a $15 Amazon Gift Card ~ 2 Winners!


Memories in December
Calendar Girls Book 4
by Gina Ardito
Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance 
Publication Date: November 7, 2019


Siobhan Bendlow is struggling with her recovery from an eating disorder and the financial downturn of her photography business. The last thing she needs is to become the sole caretaker of her wacky grandmother. Especially since the man of her teenaged dreams, Jimmy Vais, has moved back to town, newly single and available. So has his pesky younger brother, Justin. One Vais is fun, but juggling two is a problem. 

Althea Bendlow may be in her seventies now, but she still craves all the things she wanted in youth: joy, comfort, laughter, and happiness for her loved ones. If gaining the latter means performing some matchmaking magic for her only granddaughter, she’s up to the task. As long as her own past doesn’t keep distracting her, in the form of Captain Lou Rugerman, a man who meant the world to her for one night only. 

Welcome back to Snug Harbor, where the memories of a lifetime can become the dreams of tomorrow… 

**easily read as a standalone!!** 



I kill houseplants. There. Now you know one of my greatest shames. I'm not boasting. I just figure that if you're reading this, you're looking for more than how wonderful life is as a writer. You get enough of that elsewhere. Ditto for political rants, how to lose thirty pounds in a week, and creating gorgeous crafts with nothing more than twine and soup cans. My goal is to connect with you, dear reader, even if you're not a writer, not a New Yorker, not a mother, not a female. We're human (unless one of us is a spambot), and what we have in common is flaws. So here are a few more of mine: 

I sing all the time. I sing songs most people don't know -- jingles from television, crazy stuff I used to listen to on Dr. Demento, Broadway and movie soundtracks, and I can even bum-bum-bum through instrumental music. I sing in the car. In the shower. While I'm grocery shopping. And I headbop while I sing. When I'm not singing, I talk to myself. Just ignore me and move on. You get used to it after a while. 

I don't eat my vegetables. Seriously. I only started eating salad about ten years ago, but I'd still rather have a cookie.  

Given the option, I would live in a mall where I would never have to worry about freezing temperatures or too much sun. I'm extremely fair-skinned and could burn under a 60-watt light bulb. 

I can't sleep without background noise so the television's on all night. If it's too dark and too quiet, all I have are my thoughts. And even *I* don't want to be alone with my thoughts. 

Don't ask me to Zumba, line dance, or march in the parade. I have absolutely no rhythm. 

I color outside the lines. Not because I'm a rebel, but because I suck as an artist. My artistic ability is limited to being able to draw Snoopy sleeping on his doghouse. And I don't even draw that well. 

Regrets. I have more than a few. 

My favorite activity is sleep, and I'm pretty good at it. I don't clock a lot of hours, but I can powernap like a Persian cat and rejuvenate within ten minutes. 

I consider shopping and dining out excellent therapy for anything wrong in my life. 

My feet are always cold. Always. My husband of more than a quarter century claims it's because I'm an alien sent to Earth to destroy him. (He might be right about that.) 

Coming to my house for a visit? Unless you've given me plenty of advance notice, be prepared. My floor will not be vacuumed, there will be dishes in my sink, and I only make my bed when I change the sheets once a week. (I'm climbing back into it ASAP. Why make it?) Housecleaning is not high on my priority list. Okay, to be totally honest, it's not on the list at all. 

I can resist anything ... except ice cream.  

Since this is our first date, I figure I've revealed enough secrets for now. But if you've read this bio and think I might be the author for you, pick up one of my books or stalk my website: www.ginaardito.com




Two $15 Amazon gift cards 

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30 comments:

  1. I liked both the book description, and the gorgeous book cover.

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    1. Thanks, Juana! I have a very talented cover artist. The book description is sheer luck on my part. LOL

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  2. My question is where do you get your ideas for your stories.

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    1. Hi Darlene! Honestly, it depends on the story. I've had ideas come to me as dreams in the middle of the night, from real life experiences, from songs, from other stories, or just from my head. In this case, Siobhan was briefly introduced in Book 3 and I knew I'd be writing about her and her grandmother. I had no idea where the story would go until after I started writing, and the characters directed me where they believed they should go.

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  3. I think the book cover is very attractive. It looks charming.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  4. I like the cover... how their noses touch and he touches her chin.

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    1. Hi Peggy,

      You can almost see him swooping in for that wintry kiss, right?

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  5. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover!

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  6. The cover looks warm and inviting

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  7. oh they look so young and in love
    jan

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  8. I really like the "about the author" for this author. Amusing and honest!

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  9. I love Christmas and romance. I love the book cover. I would love to read this book.

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  10. I the author cover almost all general questions.

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  11. This looks like a fun book to read! I like the cover!

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  12. Such a warm and cozy cover, Love it!
    @tisonlyme143

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  13. I love the cover, it's really sweet!

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  14. The cover looks so cute and sweet! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. I like the cover and this looks like a good read.

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  16. I love the cover. Very sweet and promising romance.

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  17. the cover is amazing and alluring

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  18. Great weather I love the cold and this area already had some ice and it was so beautiful at the park. I really enjoyed myself.

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  19. The cover looks super wintery and so Christmasy. Love it!

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  20. The cover is nice and the book sounds like a good read.

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  21. This sounds like a great book can't wait to read it!

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  22. cute cover young love love the winter look on the cover.

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