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Monday, September 16, 2013

Renee Lee Fisher Launch Party Giveaway #2 - Nikki Lynn Barrett



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Blurb

This is Book 2 in the Love and Music in Texas series. Baby Stetson kicks off the series. 

Welcome back to Harmony's Echo, Texas.....

Melody Roland is on the run from the one person she trusted completely. One who hid a dark past she could never have imagined. When a pregnant woman on the bus she's fleeing on goes into labor, Melody rushes to her aide. Now she finds herself stranded in a tiny remote town just off the highway, with no way to her original destination.

She's alone, on edge, and unsure who to trust. Her instincts scream to get far away and fast. But how and where?

Jameson Grant struggles through the roughest year of his life. Suffering from the loss of his father, one grief stricken night, he made a mistake. One which cost him the only woman he's ever loved. Each lonely day he's faced with the constant reminders of how quick things can change. Throwing himself into the one thing he has left, his music, helps dull the pain he fights to keep hidden. His last salvation begins to crumble as things spiral out of control and he has no choice but to face the 'music' of his past.

The last thing he needs or wants in his life is a woman with more trouble on her heels than the best of country music lyrics. But Melody sings a sirens call within him that can't be ignored.

Jameson and Melody bond in ways stronger than either could have imagined, but one dangerous person from her past may threaten it all...

If she doesn't flee before he can convince her to stay, and that some love songs last an eternity.

Excerpt 

He pulled out a seat and sank into it, as quiet as possible. He heard the sound of constant laughter
coming from the table next to them. So far, so good. They hadn't turned their heads to notice Lucas and himself yet.

Lucas had a mischievous grin on his face. He winked, folded his large frame in the seat and turned his
attention to the table.

This was such a teenage act, but Jameson loved it. It was nice to have a little fun. He couldn't wait to
see their faces when they finally caught on that they were there.
Then the conversation got very interesting when he heard his name.

“So tell me more stories about Jameson,” Melody said, her long fingers drumming on the table. “Really
good juicy details.”

She wanted to know more about him? He liked that idea, but who knows what his sister or Avery would
tell her.

This ought to be good.

Lucas tried to hold back a laugh.

“Oh the things we could say. Where should we begin?” Blaine exchanged a look with Avery.

Oh boy.

“You him, don't you?” Avery asked.

Melody's face immediately turned beet red. “Maybe I do.” She sounded defensive.

“Maybe? It's a lot more than maybe. I notice the way you watch him, especially when he plays the
guitar,” Blaine teased.

“Okay, now you're putting her on the spot.” Avery took a sip of her drink.

“Me? You're the one that commented that she likes him!” Blaine shot back, giggling like crazy.

“Oh my God, you two!” Melody sputtered with a smile. “Back to the subject at hand. Jameson. I want
stories.”

Melody must have felt comfortable enough around them to be able to talk like that. Jameson liked that
about her. So much better than the quiet, meek woman she'd been. How could she think about leaving?

Then again, he wasn't in her head. He had no idea the things that ran in her mind.
“Should we ruin his image? Or tell her stories that will make her even more gooey over him?” Blaine
laughed.

“Gooey? Really?” Melody shook her head. “I'm not gooey over anyone. What a word.”

“I have a tendency to use strange words.” Blaine shrugged. “Okay. When Jameson was about three, he
had a little bit of a wild streak and ran naked around the yard.”

“Who 't do that as a toddler?” Melody asked, laughing. “Cute. I know you have something even
better though, don't you?”

Jameson felt the heat rush to his face. Oh hell. Toddler stuff? Low blow, Blaine.

Lucas socked him on the arm, holding back another chuckle. Jackass. Jameson kicked him under the
table. That only made it harder for Lucas to contain his laughter. The idiot was going to give them away if he
didn't stop!

“There was a time, I think we were ten,” Avery started. “We wanted to go swimming. There was a storm
coming, so we decided to do a 'go away' rain dance. Jameson grabbed some glow sticks and put them in a
triangle and danced around them. He was doing some weird chant, but then the storm only got worse and rained all over us. Blaine and I had already ran to the porch, giving up, but not Jameson. Then when the lightning stuck,he bolted, slipped and fell face first in the mud. He looked like a swamp creature, and then ended up ripping his shorts at the seam.” That got them all to giggle.

Thanks, Avery. You had to join in the embarrassing childhood moments with Blaine? Traitor.

“You know what he did to me one April Fool's Day?” Avery put her hand on the table and leaned forward.

“There was a little talent show in high school. We were practicing for it, and every fifteen seconds, he would
change the song. There were probably about fifty people in the room, listening. He started off with the one we were originally supposed to do, and then completely screwed it up! Drove me nuts. So I got payback big time.”

Jameson knew exactly what day she was talking about. He'd gotten her good, and boy he had no idea
what she had in store for him when she threatened payback.

“I was so annoyed at him, I snuck into the boy's locker room when he was in the gym, stole his regular
clothes and made sure to put a bright pink shirt and a pair of very flowery shorts in his locker. I found them in the lost and found. I didn't give him his regular clothes until the principal made me because his dress attire was distracting the classes. Man, he got so mad at me. Totally worth it though.”

“Sounds like you guys had a great time growing up,” Melody said.

Blaine nodded. “We did. Even with all the teasing and tormenting, Jameson was always looking out for
everyone. Even me, though I'm older. And I know he did a lot of fighting back when some of the girls said some rude things to Avery.”

“I think he kept me from getting in trouble a few times, because I was so ready to go off at them. They
always told me I was a nobody, and Jameson never liked those words. Man, he'd yell so loud at them, until they got their boyfriends involved. Jameson is a protector, but not a fighter, so … let's just say he probably has a few scars that won't go away.”

No, he'd definitely never been a fighter. But he'd stand up to anyone that messed with the ones he loved
and cared about.

“He does seem the protective type,” Melody said softly.

“Sometimes a little too much. He takes the weight for everyone and I know it's getting to him. But I think
things are getting better now.” Blaine leaned back in her seat. “My brother is a good kid.”

Jameson took that as his cue to move. He leaned back, tapped his sister on the shoulder and said,
“Good kid, huh? Nice stories you two decided to rat me out with.”

He and Lucas burst into laughter at their shock and surprise, each of them turning beet red

Book Buy Links

http://www.amazon.com/Melody-Head-Music-Texas-ebook/dp/B00E6MXWCG/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-melody-in-my-head-nikki-lynn-barrett/1116233923?ean=2940148513889

Giveaway Information 

Nikki is offering an ebook copy of Baby Stetson to one random person. Comment below and fill out the rafflcopter entries for Nikki's post.  a Rafflecopter giveaway

2 comments:

  1. Added to my TBR list..... Thank you for the chance to win!!!!

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