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Friday, November 22, 2013

Joyfully Yours Blog Tour - A Guest Post by Amy Lamont, A Playlist & A Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the "Joyfully Yours" blog tour. Author Amy Lamont is has a guest post for us and then shares the playlist that was inspirational to her as she wrote the book. 

Amy Lamont writes contemporary and New Adult romance about quirky heroines and hunky heroes. Over the years she’s had some jobs she loved (working as a program coordinator for a non-profit animal rescue), some jobs she liked (freelance writing), and some jobs she hated (her experience as a waitress has turned her into the excellent tipper she is today). But nothing gives her greater joy than writing romances that pack an emotional punch and come with a guaranteed happily ever after.

Amy lives in New England (*waves*) with her husband, twin daughters, and two rescue mutts. She loves chatting with readers. To get in touch, visit her at

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Counting Blessings

Thanks so much to Bea’s Book Nook for having me here to chat about my sweet holiday romance, Joyfully Yours.

When Faith, the heroine of Joyfully Yours, was a kid, one of her family’s Thanksgiving traditions was going around the table and having each family member say what they were thankful for. Over the years, the tradition has kind of fell by the wayside. But Faith always loved the tradition, and in the last few years she’s made a point of writing down the things she’s most thankful for.

This year, she has a lot to be thankful for. Here’s a peek into a few of the things Faith’s most grateful for this year:

      1) Her Brother. Faith’s brother Frank has always been her best friend. When she feels harassed by her mom and her sister, she can always count of Frank to take her side. And it doesn’t hurt that he shares her taste in men.

       2) Her Mother. This one is kind of a shocker to Faith. But this year she’s feeling very grateful to her mom for intervening in her relationship with Michael. Without her mom’s help, Faith would probably still be wallowing in self-pity over the way things ended between them.

         3) Her Music. Faith has always lost herself in music. And even though she’s had some doubts lately about where her music career is headed, she still knows there’s nothing else she rather do.

         4) Her Empty Wallet. Faith often bemoans the fact that the odd jobs she takes on so she has time to devote to her music, don’t leave her with a lot of financial wiggle room. But this year, she’s feeling extremely thankful for the empty wallet that brought her and Michael together.

         5) Michael. Faith is still pinching herself over finding a guy so perfect for her. Never in a million years would she have guessed he’d be the one. But she’s not questioning it. She’s just enjoying every moment with him.

Hope you enjoyed getting a little behind the scenes into Faith’s life! 


Joyfully Yours Playlist

I don’t listen to music while I’m writing. I find it distracting because I constantly want to sing along. But I do use it for inspiration. There were several songs that inspired me while I was writing Joyfully Yours, and I thought I’d share them with you:



Blurb from the author ~ 

A musician and a priest walk into a grocery store—singer Faith Leary thinks this is a better opening for an off-color joke than a recipe for romance, until she finds herself ogling Father Michael in the checkout line the day before Thanksgiving.

When Father Michael first steps in to bail Faith out of her financial jam, Faith thinks she’s being picked up at the grocery store. Right up until she catches sight of the black shirt and tab collar. Since not much in her life is going her way lately, it doesn’t come as much of a shock when Michael turns up at her mother’s Thanksgiving dinner. What does come as a surprise is the attraction that springs up between them. If only he weren’t a priest, he would be perfect for her.

Faith’s sister finds Father Michael attractive, too, and she’s making no bones about it. Scenes from the Thorn Birds flitting through her head, it comes as a relief to Faith to find out Michael is not exactly what he seems. It’s good news until she realizes her sister is a far better match for him than her screw-up self could ever be. But if that’s true, why does Michael insist on seeing only the good in Faith, no matter how often she falls short of her too perfect sister?

Publisher: Amy Lamont
Format: ebook
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Buying Links: Amazon*
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  1. I reviewed this for the tour and loved it.

  2. This sounds so sweet, and you know how much I enjoy holiday books ..they are like crack!


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