Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Guy Next Door Blog Tour: Author Guest Post + Giveaway

                              About the Author
Kate began her career as an elementary school teacher, but was soon promoted to fulltime mom. She is the mother of six living in the country. Her husband is trying to teach her to be a farm girl. She can’t saddle a horse, but she knows how to butcher a chicken. After a day of chasing children, cooking meals, and folding laundry, she likes to escape into a good book.
"10 Things About Me"
by Kate Palmer
  1. I love to teach children. I keep trying to figure out how to turn my book signings into children’s story times. Too bad I didn’t write a children’s book.
  2. Arches is one of my favorite places.
  3. I ran a half marathon.
  4. I live on a cattle ranch. I’m scared of horses—and the bull.
  5. I host a cooking show on TV. This is ironic given my complete inability to cook almost anything when I first got married.
  6. I got my first cell phone nine months ago.
  7. I love the water: beach, pool, creek, lake, whatever.
  8. I coach little league soccer.
  9. I bottle fruit and vegetables. A lot. There are 210 jars on my counter at this moment. That doesn’t count the salsa, corn, and spaghetti sauce in my freezer.
  10. I like to sew.

As part of the tour, Kate is generously offering a grand prize giveaway of a copy of The Guy Next Door plus Junior Mints (Eva’s favorite candy), and a copy Eva’s lemon chicken recipe.

To enter to win these prizes, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form provided. (Each tour stop will have the same Rafflecopter form).

  • Open from October 2 to November 2.
  • Must be 13+ years of age to enter
  • US mailing addresses only

Earn entries by doing any/all of the following:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About the Book
Author: Kate Palmer
Release Date: September 2012
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Genre: Romantic Suspense
On the surface, Eva Black’s life seems practically perfect. The small-town kindergarten teacher is set to wed ambitious lawyer Sean Langley, and their plans for a dream wedding are well underway. Eva accepts that she will soon live life in the spotlight as a member of the prestigious Langley family, but can she overlook her fiancé’s tendency to dominate the details of her life and push the limits of her standards?
Mere weeks before the wedding, Eva is thrown into a traumatic, life-changing event that changes her view of family commitment and creates a sharp contrast between her ideals and Sean’s. With her engagement to Sean in jeopardy, Eva finds herself relying on the support and encouragement of Peter, her kind and attentive next-door neighbor. Faced with a choice between her penitent fiancé and the increasingly mysterious Peter, Eva is unprepared for the consequences—and peril—that come with her decision.

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  1. Wow, can't believe you only just got a cell phone. I don't know how you lived without it. Good for you!

  2. Before I had teenagers, I was always with the children so a cell phone didn't seem necessary. Plus, my husband has had one for years so I used his if I needed one. I have to admit having my own has been VERY nice!