Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sara's Promise Book Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Hi all,

I'm so happy to announce the publication of my new romance novel, Sara's Promise! After months of preparation it is finally here and I'm so excited! Sara's Promise is a romance, but it has a few twists that you won't expect and hopefully will enjoy. Here is a description of Sara's Promise:

Do you believe in soul mates?

 William Grafton had the perfect life with his lovely wife, Sara, and two teenaged children. But one day his perfect forever was shattered when Sara died suddenly, leaving him alone to raise his children and wonder how he would ever get through life without his soul mate. Five years later, he finds himself looking into a familiar pair of blue-green eyes that remind him of Sara. The woman is the exact opposite of his late wife, yet he finds he is drawn to her. But after a few strange occurrences, he begins to wonder–are these just coincidences or has his Sara come back to him as she once promised in the form of this new woman? 

 Annie Paxton doesn't believe in soul mates or fate. She had watched her father die of a broken heart after her mother passed away and has since cast away any fairy tale ideas of love. Then she meets the man who has been haunting her dreams and she begins to see love in a whole new light. But her dream man is still tied to his deceased wife, and Annie doesn't know if he will ever be able to break away from his past. As strange occurrences unfold, Annie wonders if William could ever truly love her for herself and not for the traits that remind him of Sara.

 Were William and Annie brought together by fate, coincidence or by Sara keeping her promise?


 Where to buy Sara's Promise

Amazon Kindle – $3.99

Book Release Blog Tour & Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of Sara's Promise, I am having a book release blog tour and giveaway! All of the following people have so generously offered to be a part of this blog tour and I am so grateful to every one of them. Each day there will be one or more blogs promoting Sara's Promise and each blog will have a unique excerpt from the novel. Follow in the order of the schedule and you will be able to read the excerpts in order. What a fun way to learn more about this novel!

In addition, I am giving away four great prizes! Leave a comment on this site (and any of the participating blogs) to have your name entered in the drawing for one of four prizes: Two $25 Amazon Gift Cards and 2 paperback copies of Sara's Promise. Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you. You can enter at each site of the blog tour for more chances to win! That's 13 chances to win! Giveaway starts December 10th and ends December 17th at midnight. Winners will be contacted December 18th after noon.

Now – here is the blog tour schedule. I hope you will follow along!

Sara's Promise Book Release Tour Schedule

December 10thAn Angell's Life – Promo & Excerpt 1

December 10thStephanie Hurt – Promo & Excerpt 2 

December 11thRenata F. Barcelos' Fiction – Promo & Excerpt 3 

December 11thGina's Library – Promo & Excerpt 4

December 12thSusan's Magical Musings – Promo & Excerpt 5 

December 13thDean Mayes – Promo & Excerpt 6 

December 13thTugboat Design – Promo & Excerpt 7

December 14thJan's Blog – Promo & Excerpt 8   

December 14thJanna Shay – Promo & Excerpt 9

December 14th - Janna Shay (blog 2!) Promo & Excerpt 9   

December 15thHave You Heard My Book Review – Promo & Excerpt 10

December 16thAnn's Afterthoughts – Promo & Excerpt 11        

December 17thLynette Endicott – Promo & Excerpt 12 

December 17thLynelle Clark Aspired Writer – Promo & Excerpt 13   

I want to give another big thank you to all the participating blogs – everyone is so encouraging and supportive and I am thrilled to call each of these bloggers my friend.

I'd also like to thank the following people for their help in publishing Sara's Promise:

Deborah at Tugboat Design for the beautiful book cover she created and the help in formatting the paperback version.  Also for creating all my banners, bookmarks, and the blog tour button.

Lynnette Labelle of Labelle's Writing on the Wall Editorial Services. Lynnette is a talented editor who helped me turn Sara's Promise into the best novel it can be! 

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you will follow along with the book blog tour.

Don't forget to leave a comment with your email address included in order to enter the Giveaway!




  1. I'm going to buy my copy of your Kindle version now and, when I've finished reading it, I'll be sure to post a review.

    The cover and your book description enticed me. In fact, the entire layout of your blog is beautiful. Browsing the covers to the right of your blog allowed me to relax a little. The covers are stunning...

    Whether you enter my name in any draw is completely up to you. I'm buying the book because I want to read it and I have a sneaking suspicion I will be checking out the other books you've written as well...

    1. Thanks, Norma. My cover designer is Deborah at Tugboat Design ( She creates beautiful covers. :-) Enjoy the book.

  2. Sounds like a really fun blog tour. Looking forward to participating.

  3. I love the cover. Beautiful! I can't read to read it. It sounds interesting

    1. Thanks, Lisa. Tugboat Design makes beautiful book covers!

  4. Beautiful cover!!! I can not wait to read it as it sounds interesting.

  5. Good luck to you. I wish you future success on all of your endeavors.

  6. Congratulations Deanna! It sounds like an amazing story and the cover is beautiful.

  7. This books sounds real interesting!

  8. I do believe in soul mates. It sounds like a great story

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. Hi Shannon,

      Thanks for stopping by. I believe in soul mates too! :)

  9. i do beleive in soulmates

  10. OMG your novel sounds amazing

    1. Hi Kathleen,
      Thanks for dropping by and leaving a message. I hope you will try Sara's Promise - it is a beautiful love story. :)