Thursday, November 1, 2018

~ BLOG TOUR STOP A SOUTHERN SEASON ~

~ FRIDAY FICTION FEATURE ~
--BLOG TOUR STOP--
--  'A SOUTHERN SEASON'  --
A COLLECTION BY FOUR AUTHORS
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight, Author
Bios, Excerpt & Giveaway~
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Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Southern Season: Four Stories From a Front Porch Swing by Eva Marie Everson, Claire Fullerton, Linda W. Yezak, and Ane Mulligan, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Pull up a front porch swing and enjoy learning more about this collection from four great authors.

ABOUT THE BOOK

a southern season Title: A Southern Season: Four Stories From a Front Porch Swing
Authors: Eva Marie Everson, Claire Fullerton, Linda W. Yezak, Ane Mulligan 
Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction 
Release Date: November 1, 2018 
Genre: Inspirational Southern/Women's Fiction Four seasons. 

Four stories. Each one set in the enchanting world of the South. These are the kinds of stories your grandmother told you from a front porch swing.  

Ice Melts in Spring by Linda W. Yezak
When Kerry Graham's boss forces her to return to the Gulf of Mexico where her husband drowned years ago, she feels only spring's chill and not the warmth of the Texas sun. Can the joy of a reclusive author and the compassion of a shrimp-boat preacher thaw Kerry's frigid heart?  

Lillie Beth in Summer by Eva Marie Everson
With the untimely death of his wife, Dr. James Gillespie believes God has abandoned him. He also believes he's never met anyone like the young widow Lillie Beth, whose beloved Granny lies dying at home, and who sees a God who sweeps hope through a farmhouse window. Can a young woman whose husband died in Vietnam restore a faith that is all but dead. 

Through an Autumn Window by Claire Fullerton
Because her larger than life mother Daphne Goodwyn is dead, forty-year-old Cate returns to Memphis with one thought in mind: something always goes wrong at a Southern funeral. But surrounded by the well-mannered society that raised her, the nostalgic rites of a three-day, autumn mourning bring the unexpected gift of the end of sibling rivalry.

A Magnolia Blooms in Winter by Ane Mulligan
With Broadway stardom within her reach, Morgan James returns home in winter to help an old friend. Maybe it s just nostalgia, but when she sees him again, an old flame rekindles. When she's called back to NYC to take the lead in a new musical, will fame be worth losing the man she loves?

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EXCERPT:
From: A Magnolia Blooms in Winter by Ane Mulligan


Andy’s face glowed with welcome. But was it for Vanessa or me? I gave myself a mental shake. It didn’t matter. I was here on business.

If only my heart would listen.

He reached out and squeezed my hand. “Thanks for coming. I’m so over my head directing a play. There’s a notebook on the hearth for you.” He gestured to a large binder by the fireplace. “It’s got the script and my pathetic blocking notes, plus the tech designs. We’ve been in rehearsals for three weeks already.”

Only three? Why did amateur groups always cut short rehearsal time when they needed more than professionals?

He withdrew his arm from Vanessa’s clasp. “We can go through it now if you like.”

Okay, he was all business too. My heart did a nosedive, but I told it this was for the best. I sat on the hearth and opened his production book.

Vanessa glared. “I still don’t know why we need her. I directed the children’s Christmas play last year.”

A muscle near Andy’s eye twitched. It always did when he tried not to laugh. What happened during that play that tickled his funny bone?

“Morgan is a Broadway professional, Vanessa. She has experience in every aspect of a production. Besides, she wrote the script. No one knows it better than she does.”

“Well, I have my own ideas about—wait a minute.” She snapped her attention directly to me. “Really? You’ve acted on Broadway?” She jumped up and joined me on the hearth.

I wasn’t sure how it happened, but I went from persona non grata to potatoes au gratin.





ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Eva Marie by Mary Denman Photography 2

Eva Marie Everson (Lillie Beth in Summer) is a multiple award-winning author and speaker. She is the president of Word Weavers International and the director of Florida Christian Writers Conference & North Georgia Christian Writers Conference.  

CONNECT WITH EVA: website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
 
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Claire Fullerton (Through an Autumn Window) is the author of Mourning Dove, Dancing to an Irish Reel, and A Portal in Time. She is a transplanted Southerner from Memphis now living in Malibu, California.

CONNECT WITH CLAIRE: website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
 
Ane

Ane Mulligan (A Magnolia Blooms in Winter) writes Southern-fried fiction served with a tall, sweet iced tea. She's an award-winning, multi-published novelist and playwright, who believes chocolate and coffee are two of the four major food groups.

 CONNECT WITH ANE: website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest
 
Linda Yezak

Linda W. Yezak (Ice Melts in Spring) lives with her husband and PB, the original scaredy cat, in a forest in Deep East Texas, where tall tales abound and exaggeration is an art form. Author of several novels, novellas, and short stories, she is best known for her award-winning Circle Bar Ranch series.  

CONNECT WITH LINDA: website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

a southern season giveaway

TOUR GIVEAWAY
(1) winner will receive a print copy of A Southern Season, signed by all 4 authors! (US only)  

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 30, 2018 and last through 11:59pm November 5, 2018. US only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.




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