Monday, December 3, 2012

Excerpt from Challenging the Legacy by Genie Gabriel & A Free Book


Today I have an excerpt for you from a new womens fiction, "Challenging the Legacy" by Genie Gabriel, that was released last month. Genie is touring blogs to get the word out about the book.

For years Genie has been fascinated by the puzzle of why some people collapse under life's traumas and others emerge triumphantly stronger. These triumphs of the human spirit over the ugliest of adversities became the basis for her stories. Yet her dramatic stories have always contained touches of humor, and sometimes she has great fun writing romantic comedy novellas. However, in all of her stories, her passion for writing romance is an outlet for the powerful messages that people can overcome great difficulties, and true love can turn life’s heartaches into happily ever after.

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Excerpt 

Drawing a deep breath, Ruby related the story of becoming pregnant, of going to Tallie when she couldn't get through to Pierce, and leaving Marly for Tallie to raise.

"So I have a daughter you never told me about?" Pierce glared at Ruby.

"I tried to tell you--"

"And you left her with Tallie?"

Ruby's chin went up another notch. "I knew Tallie would be a better mother than I'd ever be."

"So the two of you..." Tallie's glance pingponged between Ruby and Pierce.

The stricken look in Tallie's eyes stabbed guilt into Pierce's heart. Well, she had been the one to desert him, dammit. And he had waited years for her to return before Ruby caught his eye. The same color hair as Tallie's. He made the mistake of thinking perhaps he could recapture that special feeling--or purge it from his mind and senses.

A glance at the frozen set of Ruby's jaw nearly deflected him from seeing the hurt in her eyes. A stiff drink would be good right now.

"This is all a bit of a surprise to me," Pierce said. The two women glared at him. "To all of us, I'd say."

The sound of cars coming up the driveway registered at the back of Pierce's brain, and he waffled between irritation and gratitude. Irritation because he wanted to sort out Ruby's story, and gratitude because he figured this was going to be the kind of emotional bloodbath he tried to avoid at all costs.

"Were you expecting someone?" Pierce asked.

Glancing at the grandfather clock standing in the hallway, Tallie pushed up from the couch with a frown. "It's too early--"

But a disturbance at the door interrupted her as a young woman with streaming red-gold hair pushed inside and hustled straight toward Tallie. "We need the safe room. Halo is exploding."


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Challenging the Legacy
Author: Genie Gabriel
Series: The Legacy Series #5
Publisher: Rogue Pheonix Press
Format: ebook
Genre: womens fiction
Length: 470 KB
Release Date: November 1, 2012
Buying Links:  Amazon   All Romance eBooks   Barnes & Noble

Book Blurb (from the author):

Super-mom Tallie O'Shea took on eight adopted children and built a legacy of compassionate justice with her policeman husband. When he is gunned down, she doesn't think it's an accident. Then a former lover shows up and the lies from her past start unraveling. As dangers explode around her, can Tallie set things right before everything she loves is destroyed?


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Genie will be giving away a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and a $10.00 Powell's Bookstore Gift Card to one commenter at every stop.

Also, Genie has arranged for another book in the series to be FREE at Amazon each Monday during her tour. Get "The Bodyguard" by Genie Gabriel free on Kindle every Monday through December 24th) here:  http://tinyurl.com/aot3veu
 

22 comments:

  1. Intriguing excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

    chrysrawr@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Christine! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt. I appreciate you stopping by!

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  2. Any heroine who takes on 8 children is worth reading about :)

    Jill McHale
    jillmchale2@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Jill! Tallie is the kind of person I aspire to be. In spite of past traumas and mistakes that make her very human, she faces dangerous situations with courage and optimism. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I've already gotten the freebie...Thank you. Genie...Like you, I wonder what makes some people so resilient when others crack under great stress. I worked (in my younger days) as a telephone suicide and crisis counselor so we had a lot of time to explore that issue.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Catherine! Glad you got the freebie. :)

      It's tough to work crisis lines. So kudos to you for doing that. I'm not sure there's one single answer to resilience vs cracking. Each person seems to have a different journey, and some have a special courage to keep going in spite of the challenges.

      Thank you for being so supportive on my blog tours!

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  4. Wonderful excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Ingeborg! Glad you enjoyed the excerpt! It's good to "see" you again!

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  5. I am really anxious to read all five books. I love that there are more than one book. I hate for a book to end when it is really good.

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    1. Hi, MomJane! With very little encouragement, this series could continue indefinitely. On intense writing days, the fictional town of Halo seems more real than the world outside my writing cave. :)

      Thank you for your support in following my blog tours!

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  6. Hello, all! As usual, I'm getting a late start on the day, but will be back throughout the day to respond to comments. I'm so pleased to be here! Thank you so much to Bea's Book Nook for hosting me! (Love the photo of the cat! I'm definitely a sucker for animals. :)

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  7. This series is new to me and appreciate you sharing it.

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    1. Hi! If you want a taste of the fictional town of Halo and its citizens, you can download THE BODYGUARD free today and every Monday until Christmas **http://tinyurl.com/aot3veu**. This "feel-good Christmas story" introduces Halo and how the townspeople were part of a Christmas miracle.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. "Halo is exploding" is quite the cliffhanger statement!

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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    1. LOL! And I'm learning not to give away the rest of the story. :) Definitely lots of action in the scenes following this excerpt...

      Glad you stopped by!

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  9. Nice excerpt.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. Thanks, "bn"! I appreciate you following my tour. :)

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  11. AND THE WINNER of my blog tour weekly drawing for a $10 gift certificate is: Jill! Congratulations!

    And thanks to everyone who commented. Your names will be entered in the drawing for my end-of-the-month prize!

    Many thanks to Bea's Book Nook for hosting me today!

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  12. Thanks for the excerpt and the prize. Good luck with the book!

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  13. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read your books. They sound good. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

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  14. I thoroughly enjoyed the excerpt today thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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