Excerpt Tour and Giveaway – Smitten at First Sight by Marie Astor
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Today we are welcoming Marie Astor to the blog! She’s here to share some information about her latest book, Smitten at First Sight. She is touring her book with Goddessfish Promotions and going to give away a piece of jewelry to a lucky commenter. Here’s the list of what’s she’s giving away followed by pictures:
Prize 1: Blue quartz three strand necklace with sterling silver clasp
Prize 2: Jade and prehnite necklace
Prize 3:Green aventurine sterling silver earrings
Prize 4: Smoky quartz sterling silver earrings
Prize 5; Rose quartz sterling silver earrings
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Smitten At First Sight
by Marie Astor
Maggie Robin has been dating the irresistibly good-looking, successful Jeffrey Preston for two years. But when Jeffrey proposes marriage a week after Maggie’s college graduation, she is no longer sure if she wants to marry a workaholic TV producer.
Maggie’s doubts culminate when during a ski trip to British Columbia, she meets Taylor Denton, a handsome, free-spirited big mountain skier who is the complete opposite of Jeffrey. It does not take Maggie long to realize that she has fallen in love with Taylor and she decides to break off her engagement with Jeffrey. But just when she thinks she has found the love of her life, an ill-fated misunderstanding tears Maggie and Taylor apart.
A week later, Maggie is told that Taylor has died in a tragic ski accident; yet, her heart refuses to believe in Taylor’s death. When Maggie returns to Taylor’s native town, she learns that Taylor is indeed alive, but has been seriously injured. Resolved to bring her lover back to life Maggie stands by Taylor’s side, convincing him to embrace life again.
Maggie had no choice but to stop at the sound of her name. “Hi, Taylor,” she greeted him brusquely.
“How are you, Maggie?” Taylor’s green eyes studied her.
“I’m fine, thanks,” she chirped, as if she were having a peachy day, as if her life as she knew it had not fallen apart. “And yourself?”
“Good. Great actually – I’ve had a really good day on the mountain this morning. But what are you doing here, at my grandparents’ lodge?”
“I didn’t know that this was your grandparents’ lodge.” Maggie balked – if she had known that, there was no way she would have stayed there. “I rented a room here last night. I hope it’s not a problem,” she added, perhaps a bit too defensively.
“Why would that be a problem?” Taylor shrugged. “Is everything all right?”
“Everything is fine. I just felt like a change of scenery while Jeffrey is away.” There was no way she was going to go into the details of her break-up with Jeffrey for fear that Taylor might get the wrong idea.
“Planning to take more photographs?” Taylor motioned at her camera.
Maggie nodded. “Yes. I want to take advantage of all the beautiful landscapes here.”
“Good for you.” He smiled. “Well, let me know if you’d like me to show you some really good spots. I know a couple of spots on the mountain with awesome views,” he added, flashing her a smile.
He probably chats up tourist girls all the time, Maggie thought. “Thanks for the offer – I’ll let you know.” That was one invitation she was not going to follow through on.
As he watched Maggie walk out the front door, Taylor could not help noticing that something was different about her today – he had to admit that he found her even more attractive now. It was as though she had become a different person overnight: somehow stronger, more confident. And he was glad to hear that she was getting serious about photography. From what little he saw, he thought it would be a shame to see her talent go to waste, which did not seem like such a farfetched possibility given the fact that Jeffrey had reduced Maggie’s efforts to “dabbling.”
The thought of Jeffrey made Taylor frown; he had intended to have a talk with Jeffrey to sort things out, but his plans were unexpectedly interrupted when Jeffrey announced that he would be going out of town for a few days to “tie up some last minute loose ends.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Marie Astor is the author of contemporary romance novels Lucky Charm, Smitten at First Sight, This Tangled Thing Called Love, romantic suspense novel, To Catch a Bad Guy, and a short story collection, A Dress in a Window.
If you would like to find out more about Marie’s books, please visit Marie at her website: www.marieastor.com.
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Marie-
Books by Marie Astor:
A Dress in a Window – a collection of short stories about love, coincidences, and fate.
Over the Mountain and Back – young adult fantasy adventure novel about a boy who takes his snowboard for a ride and finds himself in a magical, hidden world he never knew existed.