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Monday, October 29, 2012

Super Book Blast: Healing Notes by Maggie Jaimeson



My guest today is Maggie Jaimeson, who is on a blog tour promoting her new release: Healing Notes.

Maggie will be awarding one autographed cover flat to a randomly drawn commenter at each blog stop. In addition, she will award a $25 gift card to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) as a grand prize to one randomly selected commenter on this tour, and a $25 gift certificate to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner's choice) to a randomly drawn host. You must leave an email address to be entered into any of the drawings.

Follow the tour to increase your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:




Healing Notes
by Maggie Jaimeson

BLURB:

Forgiving yourself is the first step, but helping others forgive may be just too hard.

Rachel Cullen grew up in Scotland with a fiddle in her hand from the age of four. She couldn't imagine life as anything but a musician. When her husband brought her to America she was immediately embraced by the Celtic and Bluegrass communities. But after her divorce, Rachel's life is a mess.

A year of trying to prove to herself that she's woman enough for any man, and then a vicious rape while on tour with the band, leaves Rachel reeling. When she meets Noel Kershaw, an English teacher who is poetry in motion, she is definitely attracted. But he has a young child and he's suffering from his own divorce. The last thing Rachel needs in life is more baggage.

First, Rachel must reconcile who she is, what she wants, and how to get there. Maybe then she'll know how to be a part of the family she's always wanted.

Excerpt:

Claire crawled onto a stool on the other side of the island and smiled.  Neither of them talked for several minutes as they listened to the water in the pot heat.

“When I grow up, I’m going to play with Sweetwater Canyon all the time.”

“Are you sure you want to hang out with all us old folks?”

“You’re not all old. Well maybe a little old. But Kat isn’t old.”

Rachel smiled. “That’s true. She’s only seventeen.” And going on twenty-five it seemed sometimes.

“Oh, seventeen? That is old.” Claire put a finger to her lips and furrowed her brow. “How old do I have to be to play in the band all the time?”

“Probably at least eighteen.”

“But, you just said Kat—”

“Kat is different, because her mother plays in the band and can watch her all the time.”

“Well, you can watch me all the time. You can be my mother.”

Rachel gulped.

“Well, can’t you?”

“Can’t she what?” Noel walked in the room and lifted Claire off the chair in a big hug, swinging her around the room. “Can’t she what? She can do anything she wants.”

“See,” Claire leaned forward and looked at Rachel over Noel’s shoulder. “See, even Daddy thinks you can be my mother.”

“Whoa.” Noel set Claire back on the stool. “I’m not sure what I walked in on here.” He sent an accusing glance to Rachel. “You already have a mother, Claire.”

“I know. Not my real mother. My second mother. You know, like my friend, Megan. Her mommy and daddy got divorced and her daddy married a new mommy. So, Megan has two mommies now.  See?  Rachel can be my second mommy. Okay?”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Maggie Jaimeson writes romantic women’s fiction and romantic suspense with a near future twist. She describes herself as a wife, a step-mother, a sister, a daughter, a teacher and an IT administrator. By day she is “geek girl” – helping colleges to keep up with 21st century technology and provide distance learning options for students in rural areas. By night Maggie turns her thoughts to worlds she can control – worlds where bad guys get their comeuppance, women triumph over tragedy, and love can conquer all.

HEALING NOTES is the second book in the Sweetwater Canyon Series of four books.  The final two books will be available in 2013.

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7 comments:

Maggie Jaimeson said...

Gayle, Thank you so much for hosting my book on your blog today. It's so exciting to finally be getting this second book in the series out to readers. I'd love to ask your readers if there is a particular song or kind of music that has helped them get through life.

Ann Q said...

Poor Rachel, life has presented her many challenges.Music is such an emotional manipulator, and I do not have any one song,but, if things are not going as well as I like, I love to listen to bright uplifting tunes. annpa@gmail.com

Yvette said...

I love classical music when I need a pick me up.
Yvette
yratpatrol@aol.com

Maggie Jaimeson said...

Ann, You are absolutely right that music is an emotional manipulator. I think it is even more so if you are a musician.
Yvette, I love classical music too. I can remember, as a child, closing my eyes and making up entire stories while listening to a symphony.
I'm glad to hear both of you look to music as a pick me up. That is primarily how I use music as well. I do know that some people, when they are sad, tend to also choose sad music. I think it is a way to purge themselves of the sadness.

Ingeborg said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

Maggie Jaimeson said...

Thanks for stopping by at another blog on the tour, Ingeborg.

Maggie Jaimeson said...

The Grand Prize winner of the $25 gift card is Tore923. Congratulations Tore!

Because I've had such a great time meeting everyone on this tour, I have decided to award autographed cover flats (one per person) to anyone who has commented during the Book Blast tour. If you wish to have one, please send an email to maggie at maggiejaimeson dot com with the name you would like with the autograph, and your mailing address. They must be sent through the post. If you do not want your name endorsed, in addition to the autograph, then please say so.

I promise, I will not sell your address to anyone or pepper your mailbox with flyers.