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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

New Release Book Tour + #Giveaway The Man She Knew - Loree Lough @LoreeLoughAutho @HarlequinBooks

RELEASING TODAY!
From Bestselling and Award Winning Author
Loree Lough
Don't they both deserve a second chance?
The Man She Knew
THE MAN SHE KNEW
Loree Lough
Series: By Way of the Lighthouse, Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Publication Date: June 1, 2017
Fourteen years ago, one reckless act cost Ian Sylvestry everything, including the girl he planned to marry. Since then, he has fought hard to turn his life around. Returning to his Baltimore town after serving a prison term was the first step. Winning back Maleah Turner's trust is a far more daunting challenge.
From their first sparks-flying reunion, it's obvious they still have powerful feelings for each other. In fact, they might be even stronger together now. But if their second chance is going to work, Maleah has to believe that Ian is a changed man. She really wants to believe…but she simply isn't convinced.
"I love it! I like all characters in this book. I could not put it down until the end."
- Terri, Goodreads Reviewer
"When I pick up a novel by Loree Lough, I know it'll be an entertaining read, filled with characters I love and scenes I'll remember forever. The Man She Knew is exactly that...and more."
- Claudia Mossman

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Excerpt:

            The firefighter made a move to lead the way inside, but Ian stopped him.
            “I know right where he is.”
            It made sense, so the firefighter stepped aside.
            “I’ll wait here until you reach the top,” he said.
            Ian read the message loud and clear: No sense taking the chance that their combined pounds might rip the already-loosened nails from the ragged risers and bring down the entire staircase.
            As before, he moved slow and steady, making sure his steps didn’t cause more damage to the already unstable risers. At the top, he got onto his hands and knees, and crawled until his pants leg got hung up on a shard of wood. He pulled gingerly, praying with every tug that his movements wouldn’t finish what the collapse had started.
            The beam of his flashlight landed on the mound in the corner. The bloodied hand was in the same position it had been earlier…palm up and fingers curled inward, like a spider on its back. Fingertips pressed to the wrist, Ian hoped for a pulse.
    Nothing.
            He sat back on his heels, thinking This is no way to leave the world.
            “All clear up there, Sylvestry?”
            Ian took a moment to collect himself. Yeah. Poor ol’ guy’s gone.” The floor trembled slightly when his partner’s boot hit the bottom step. Trembled again on the next one. “Take your time. The whole place is rockin’. And go easy when you reach the top. There’s sharp stuff pokin’—”
            A loud, terrifying groan drew his attention up, just in time to see the ceiling careening toward him. Crooking an elbow over his eyes, Ian braced himself for the impact. It hit hard and fast, and in the seconds that followed, he thought of the elderly man—barely a foot away—killed by his own home.
            …no way to leave the world…
            It didn’t hurt nearly as bad as he’d expected. The hardest part was remembering to inhale, exhale, inhale…
            Cash would be okay. Maybe having the dog to take care of would snap his dad out of the funk he’d been in since his mother left.
            He’d meant to call her. Not because she’d earned it, but because it would have been the right thing to do.
            If the worst happened tonight, it would be tough in Gladys. With no kids of her own, she’d pinned all her maternal hopes on him.
            …no way to leave this world…
            How ironic. Because he’d come close to meeting his maker a time or two at Lincoln. Had a few near misses while riding the Harley. Pulled through a couple of close calls during SAR missions. Heck, he’d even survived losing Maleah, the most painful, regrettable experience of his life.
            It was ironic, all right; just a few hours ago, he’d decided to figure out how to win her back.
    “Sylvestry… Sylvestry?”
            He tried to open his eyes, and failed.
            “You’re in the ambo, on the way to Hopkins.”
            Whose voice is that?
            “Hang in there, kid. Hang in there.”
            Ah, it’s Mack...
            “Get his cell phone, scroll through the contacts and find his dad’s number.”
            Hey, you’re supposed to hook Cash up with him, not separate them…
            The light was so bright, he could see the glow through his eyelids.
            Voices, half a dozen or more, merged into one.
            A needle prick.
            Feeling woozy.
            Was this it then? The end?
            When they tell her I’m gone, will she cry?
            Ian hoped not. He’d only seen her cry once, on the day the carted him off to Lincoln.
            Most awful thing ever…
    Because he’d caused her tears, and it shamed him, even now.
            If the powers that be decided to give him one more chance, he’d make things right.
    Somehow, I’ll make things right…

Giveaway

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Prizes up for grabs:
2 x $10 Amazon Gift Card
2 x The Man She Knew Paperback Copy (US Winners)
2 x The Man She Knew eBook Copy (International Winners)
Contest runs from June 1 - 14, 2017.

About Loree Lough

Once upon a time, Loree sang for her supper. That space reserved in pubs for "the piano lady?" Well, that's where she sat, strumming her Yamaha in cities all over the U.S. and Canada. Now and then, she blows the dust from the old 6-string to croon a tune or two, but mostly, she writes. And with the release of the 1st book in her third series for Harlequin Heartwarming, “By Way of the Lighthouse,” she’ll have 110 books on the shelves. She feels blessed that, over the years, most of her stories have earned 4- and 5-star reviews, but what Loree is most proud of are the dozens "Readers' Choice" awards she has won, because it's the readers' opinions she cares most about!
Loree and her husband and live in a Baltimore suburb and enjoy spending time at their cozy cabin in Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains (where she has nearly perfected her “identify the critter tracks” skills). They have two lovely daughters and seven 'grandorables,' and because she believes in giving back, Loree donates a generous portion of her annual income to several worthwhile charities. (See the full list on the "Giving Back" page at http://www.loreelough.com.)
While you're there, Loree hopes you'll drop her a note, because she loves hearing from her readers, some of whom have become lifelong friends! (You can also interact with her at Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.)
Official website: http://www.loreelough.com/
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Book Tour Schedule

Follow the book tour from June 1 - 14, 2017.
Discover more features, excerpts, reviews, interviews, fun facts and other extras on the tour.
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