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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

GC Giveaway, Excerpt & Free Book: Untangle My Heart by Maria K. Alexander


"Untangle My Heart" is a contemporary romance, available now, that is currently free at Amazon in Kindle format. Today I have an excerpt so if you like that, you can go download the book. The author, Maria Alexander, is also giving away a $25 gift card to one commenter on the tour, enter below.

A romantic at heart, Maria K. Alexander spent hours as a young girl getting lost in and wishing to be one of the heroines in the stories she read. Books gave her the ability to go to another world where she loved meeting new characters, learning about their problems, and watching them fall in love.
Maria blogs and shares her writing journey with her critique partners at:
When not writing, Maria loves to read, bake, downhill ski, visit the beach, and watch romantic comedies. Maria lives in New Jersey with her husband and children, and writes in her “spare” time between juggling a full-time job and her kids’ busy schedules.

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“Good morning,” he said. “Ready to go?”

“I’m all set.” She swung her laptop bag over one shoulder and grabbed the handle of her suitcase with her opposite hand.

“I’ll take that,” Edward said, reaching for the suitcase.

“I have it,” she snapped and held firmly onto the handle. His old-fashioned ways sometimes annoyed her and today was one of those days. Why was he always trying to be nice to her? It would be easier to maintain her distance if he wasn’t so damned considerate. Damned British manners. “I don’t need your help.”

He raised an eyebrow at her outburst but let go of his hold on the suitcase. “Fine. I see someone didn’t get her coffee this morning.”

“Wrong. I had two cups.” And a restless night of sleep with alternating dreams of Edward and Lucas. Frustrated from tossing and turning all night, she’d gotten up at four and started baking.

“I made biscotti if you’d like some.” She handed him a white bakery bag, hoping her offering of food would compensate for her irritable mood.

He opened the bag and pulled one out. “Are they safe to eat or did you use arsenic instead of sugar?”

Rather than dignify him with an answer, she leaned forward and took a bite. It was still warm and the chocolate chips melted in her mouth. Edward’s gaze studied her mouth as she chewed and for a minute Kate thought he may take a nibble out of her.

“Perfectly safe. I swear,” she said after swallowing.

He popped the other half in his mouth. “Not bad.”

“Not bad, my ass,” Kate said.

“That’s pretty fine, too.” 


When her marriage ended in tragedy, Kate DiFrancesco rebuilt her life, but has never gotten over the pain of what she lost. Seeking the help of an ex-lover ignites feelings she’s promised never to have again. She’ll need to untangle herself from dangers in her past in order to break the hard shell around her heart.

Edward Weston has a lot to prove, both to his stuffy upper-crust British family, and to himself. Working alongside Kate, a woman he had a casual relationship with, stirs unexpected feelings. Helping her family makes him realize what he's missing. For the first time, he wants more than a one-night stand.

When Kate is threatened, Edward must overcome feeling unworthy to protect the woman he loves and fight for the family he never thought he’d have.

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Format: paperback, Kindle
Release Date: Kindle - now; paperback - March 19, 2014
Buying Links: Amazon | Wild Rose Press



Maria will award a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 

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  1. On spaghetti we usually put tomato sauce with or without meat. I try to combine a decent jarred sauce with good canned tomatoes & herbs (fresh when I have them) & salt & pepper & a bit of Splenda.

    Not quite "gravy" but WAY BETTER than sauce.

    1. Hi Heather. Thanks for sharing your recipe. I like to use fresh basil when I plant one in the summer.

  2. I put sauce on my pasta. Thanks for posting. :)

    1. Hi Angel. It's always been called gravy in my family. :). Thanks for sharing.

  3. I like to go "easy" on the sauce of my pizza :)

    1. Hi Meg. I have one child who likes to drown his pizza (and everything) in sauce and another who complains when there's too much. It's a good thing I make 2 of them :). Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I make a sauce for our pasta. That way I know its Gluten Free for my daughter.

  5. Sauce.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Wonderful blog tour, hosts, interviews, excerpts and reader comments. Thanks for sharing!

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