Monday, June 24, 2013

Blog Hop: The Scent of Roses

The purpose of this blog hop is to promote Charlene Raddon’s latest release, The Scent of Roses, as well as the work of each of the participating bloggers. Be sure to read to the end of this page so you don’t miss out on the grand prize. Also be certain you visit each blog and comment to qualify for the individual giveaways, and the big prize.

Charlene Raddon has been writing historical romance novels for over thirty years. Her work has won several awards and much well-deserved praise. Here is what she has to say about her newest release.


Any day when a new book is released is exciting for the author. I'm thrilled to announce that my eBook, The Scent of Rosesis now available.

The Scent of Roses is a sequel to my last eBook, To Have And To Hold, but stands alone and does not need to be read in order to be enjoyed. Whip Kincaid, from The Scent of Roses, is the half-brother of Buck Maddux from To Have and To Hold. Whip also has a twin, Cale, who readers met in Buck’s story, which gives me an excuse to write a third book for this series.

The added touch of paranormal elements made The Scent of Roses a fun story to write. Who doesn't enjoy haunted houses with hidden passageways? When I first moved to Utah, I lived in this house. No, there weren't any secret passageways, but in every other way, my description of the old house is accurate. The third element new in this book is the subject of polygamy.

Rosalyn Delaney came to Whisky Ridge, Arizona expecting to receive aid from her estranged husband, Josiah Bullock, in escaping the crazed leader of a polygamist cult determined to have her. She’s broke and has nowhere else to go. But Josiah is dead, murdered the very evening of her arrival. The town is in uproar, searching for the suspected killer, Josiah’s business partner, Whip Kincaid. Rosalyn also learns that Josiah has taken a second wife.

Whip is innocent but to prove that, he needs to stay out of jail. He hides in secret passageways in the old house he and Josiah shared. Smythely, the elderly butler who came with the house, is the only other person aware of the passageways. Lurking between spiderwebbed walls and using the abundance of peepholes provided allows Whip to keep up with what’s going on. Sneaking out at night allows him to investigate. He’s particularly interested in Rosalyn Delaney, and for more than one reason. Besides being attracted to her, he’s sure she knows something about the murder.




But does she? Is she safe at Rose House? Will she be safe from Whip Kincade?
I hope you enjoyed this peek into The Scent of Roses. Find it here, at Amazon.com.

BE SURE TO LEAVE A COMMENT WITH CONTACT INFORMATION. AT THE END OF THE HOP, A NAME WILL BE DRAWN FROM THOSE WHO VISITED AND COMMENTED AT EVERY BLOG. PRIZE IS A $45 GIFT CARD FOR AMAZON OR B&N, WINNER’S CHOICE. Other bloggers are also offering giveaways so make sure you hit them all.

LIST OF PARTICIPATING BLOGS
June 1  http://www.charleneraddon.blogspot.com - Official blog tour for Kat Flannery (not part of PUB/PM blog hop)
June 3  http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com/     giveaway   
June 4  http://writingdreams.net/          giveaway
June 8, http://alisonhenderson.blogspot.com /    giveaway
June 9, http://www.pamelaforeman.com/  giveaway
June 15  http://blog.cathymansell.com/   giveaway 
June 18  http://ccrawley210.wordpress.com/    giveaway
June 19, http://lynhorner.blogspot.com/   giveaway  
June 21  http://ketaskeep.blogspot.com/  giveaway

11 comments:

  1. Good morning, again, Charlene! And I appreciate your hosting a stop on this blog hop, Wayne. I plan on checking out Cerridwen Moon and any other books you may have on Amazon when I've made my comment. Both of you have a good day today! jdh2690@gmail.com

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    1. Excuse me, Wayne. Not Amazon, as I discovered, but on your photo link on this blog. Good luck on getting Cerridwen Moon published. jdh2690@gmail.com

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    2. Thank you Janice! Have a great day!

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  2. Good morning Charlene, I hope you have a nice day promoting your wonderful book.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Morning, Ingeborg. You know, I may have to keep up these blog hops just so I can keep in touch with you. It's been nice. Thanks for sticking with me,

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    2. Thanks for stopping by Ingeborg, have a great day!

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  3. Good evening Charlene, I just came from your blog commenting on Wayne's post. It looks like we have one more day on this fabulous hop! I am really looking forward to reading your new book. Can't wait to get it. I wish both you and Wayne luck with your books. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  4. Sorry forgot to enter email addy

    quiltlady110 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Thank you Quilt Lady, have a wonderful evening!

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  5. Hi Gail. Yep, only one more day. It will be fun announcing the winner of the gift card. Good luck.

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