~ BLOG TOUR STOP ~
-- 'AT FIRST GLANCE' --
AUTHOR SUSAN L. TUTTLE
~Post Includes: Book Spotlight,
Author Bio, Unique Guest Post
Author Bio, Unique Guest Post
by Author & Giveaway~
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for At First Glance by Susan L. Tuttle, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Author: Susan L. Tuttle
Publisher: Bling! Romance (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
When it comes to love and matters of the heart, she’s got a lot to learn.
Estate planner Penny Thornton loves dusting off items others gloss over, especially since she relates to feeling tossed aside for the “bright and shiny”. When her younger sister’s approaching wedding launches Penny back into the throes of her dysfunctional family, she decides to use the festivities to close the gap in their relationships—even if it means appeasing them and finally losing the few pounds they’ve hounded her about for years.
But she doesn’t expect to meet two very different men in the process. East Fisher, the personal trainer who personifies everything she believes she could never attain, and Jonah Black, a man who reminds her so much of herself. Both men are more than they appear at first glance, and both seem interested in her romantically.
As Penny uncovers their hidden layers, she discovers when it comes to love and matters of the heart, she’s got a lot to learn about estimating value.
PURCHASE LINKS: Goodreads | Amazon
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan L. Tuttle lives in the Mitten State where she’s a homeschooling mom of three and happily married to her best friend. Between raising her teens and leading the women’s ministry at church, she finds time to write. She’s firmly convinced that letters were meant for words, not math, and loves stringing them together into stories that inspire and encourage. Romance, laughter, and cookies are three of her favorite things, though not always in that order. Connect with Susan at http://www.susanltuttle.com.
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**GUEST POST BY THE AUTHOR:
EIGHT BEHIND-THE-SCENES FACTS ABOUT THIS BOOK:
My sister helped me with the perfume aspect of this book. She is HUGE into perfumes. This picture is her on her wedding day (just this September) with my daughters who were her bridesmaids. This is just a tiny portion of her perfume collection, and she had us each pick one out to wear on that day. Her love for perfumes helped inspire this thread in my story. She brought over several small testers, and I fell in love with both the Guerlain and another called Illuminum. You’ll see them both in the story! The Guerlain was too expensive to purchase, but my best friend gave me a bottle of the Illuminum back on my 40th birthday!
This story centers heavily around Penny and her only sister Belle who is getting married. What’s funny is when I wrote this, my sister hadn’t even met her now husband, but as the release date approached we were planning MY sister’s wedding! It was funny to see how life imitated this story I had written years agoJ The difference is that my sister is older. A similarity is that she does call me Princess … though we get along MUCH better than Penny and Belle!
This is a pic of my BFF during a trip we took to Chicago to check out the places I’d used in the setting. One scene takes place in a restaurant called Roof. Unfortunately it was closed when we visited. Lucky for me, my BFF is much bolder than I! She sweet-talked one of the employees into giving us a tour of it anyway.
Holland, Michigan is really close to where I live, and while I made up the dress shop and the dance studio, CityVu is a hotel and restaurant my hubby and I love to go to!
Penny being six feet tall is because I am also six feet tall. It took me a long time to love my height and writing that part of her seemed to come naturally.
The Adele concert came about because of the song “Make You Feel My Love”. It’s one I’ve always loved, and it played one night while I was writing. That scene unfolded in my mind as I listened, and I knew I had to add it into the story. I originally wrote some of the lyrics into the scene, but that’s a big no-no for copyright reasons, so I had to pull them.
I happened across this picture of the most adorable dog while on Pinterest one day. And that is how Clooney was born:
The scene at the amusement park takes place at Six Flags Great America in Chicago and was all because Hubby and I love amusement parks and roller coasters. And that last ride of the scene? That was a little poke at my hubby. While I had to cut the scene short for word count, I still wanted to add in them starting the ride. Hubby and I went on a similar one when we were first married, and once we were lifted to the top, he froze! I had to pull the cord that released us into the freefall, and I haven’t let him forget it!
TOUR GIVEAWAY(1) winner will receive (US only)
- an ARC copy of At First Glance
- $10 Amazon gift card
- book cozy from The Cozy Life
- cute bookmark
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