Monday, November 2, 2015

A Heartwarming Thanksgiving: Snow Day Baby by Amy Vastine


On tour with Prism Book Tours.

TODAY'S FREE SHORT STORY:

Snow Day Baby by Amy Vastine

Sheridan Colfax is eight months pregnant and snowed in at the airport on Thanksgiving weekend. With a little help from the former geek turned handsome doctor, Scott Spencer, she finds the perfect heartwarming Thanksgiving moment to share with the world.

Read it HERE!

Guest Post: 

Thanks so much for hosting me today! I am so excited to talk about my Thanksgiving short over on Harlequin.com because it allowed me to go back and revisit a character I always felt bad about not getting a happy ending. In my series, THE CHICAGO SISTERS, one of the sisters believes that she is supposed to marry a doctor. In THE BEST LAID PLANS, Emma Everhart always follows her plan. When Dr. Scott Spencer starts working in the same ER, she’s sure she’s supposed to fall madly in love with him, get married, and have two perfect children. The only problem is that she can’t fight her feelings for a handsome paramedic named Charlie Fletcher.

Emma and Charlie got their HEA, but the sweet Dr. Spencer walked away empty-handed. Originally, he was written as kind of a jerk. It made it too easy for Emma to walk away, so my editor suggested making him a perfectly nice guy with plenty to offer, causing Emma to doubt her feelings for Charlie. Scott became a sweet, talented doctor who knew how to treat a lady right. Unfortunately for him, that lady was meant for someone else.

So when Harlequin came to me about this Thanksgiving short, I had to give Scott the ending he deserved. SNOW DAY BABY was born.

Scott is headed home for Thanksgiving and an interview at the hospital his father wants him to work at in Minneapolis. Since Scott has nothing really holding him in Chicago except his job, he agrees to fly up for a couple days. A big snowstorm interferes by delaying all the flights, including the one Sheridan Colfax is taking to Florida. Sheridan is 8-months pregnant and having a hard time coping with the idea of being a single mom. She’s also responsible for finding the next viral video to share on her company’s entertainment website. Scott and Sheridan share a past – one where she was the popular homecoming queen and he was the geek with a crush. Oh, how the tables have turned! 

When these two reunite, finding a heartwarming Thanksgiving video might be easier than Sheridan thinks…



Amy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read. Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

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TOUR SCHEDULE

We'll be highlighting 13 FREE short stories by beloved Harlequin Heartwarming authors that will be available from Harlequin during November via their site.

Don't miss any of these FREE novellas! Stop by each of the tour stops each day:

11/2: Snow Day Baby by Amy Vastine
Singing Librarian Books, The Power of Words, & Katie's Clean Book Collection


11/4: Wedding at Turkey Run by Liz Flaherty
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing, Babs Book Bistro, & Heidi Reads...

11/6: Her Thanksgiving Soldier by Leigh Riker
Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima, Mel's Shelves, & Brooke Blogs

11/9: Mr. Right All Along by Jen Snow
Katie's Clean Book CollectionMin Reads and Reviews, & Love thy Shelf

11/11: Falling for the Cowboy by Sophia Sasson
Kindle and Me, The Power of Words, & Colorimetry

11/13: The Marriage Gift by Tara Taylor Quinn
deal sharing aunt, Babs Book Bistro, & Brooke Blogs

11/16: Heart of a Hero by Pamela Tracy
Writing Pearls, Wishful Endings, & Waiting For Wentworth

11/18: Thankful for You by Karen Rock
Christian Chick's Thoughts, Getting Your Read On, & Love, Laughter, Friendship

11/20: Autumn at Jasper Lake by Carol Ross
Reading Is My SuperPower, I Am A Reader, & Colorimetry

11/23: The Firefighter’s Promise by Kate James
Canadian Book Addict, Mel's Shelves, & Beck Valley Books

11/24: Wedding of His Dreams by Cari Lynn Webb
Bookworm Lisa, Kindle and Me, & Zerina Blossom's Books

11/25: The Sweetheart Tree by Rula Sinara
The Written Adventure, Reading Is My SuperPower, & Writing Pearl

11/26: Married by Thanksgiving by Melinda Curtis
Heidi Reads..., Love, Laughter, Friendship, & Singing Librarian Books 

11/29: Grand Finale
11/30: Facebook Party

All Heartwarming print titles are 30% OFF during November from Harlequin as well! Use code HEART1115.

GIVEAWAYS

Goodreads Giveaway

13 Harlequin Heartwarming Books
Enter on Goodreads HERE.

Pinterest Giveaway

 
Pin one or both of these images to spread the word and enter to win this adorably festive Thanksgiving Table Set:


Pinterest Prize includes: four reversible, quilted placemats, four matching napkins, hand-painted matching napkin rings, matching table runner, matching quilted hot pad/trivet, floral centerpiece in pot, and hand-crafted pilgrim pair.
- Enter via the Rafflecopter below
- Open to US only
- Ends December 4th


Tour Giveaway

Grand Prize: Harlequin Heartwarming Year Subscription (Provided by Harlequin and to US/CAN only)
$40 VISA card (US only)
13-Book Heartwarming Prize Pack: The Best Laid Plans, Back to McGuffy's, If I Loved You, Love, Lies & Mistletoe, First Comes Marriage, Once Upon A Marriage, Small Town Secrets, Winter Wedding Bells, If Not For A Bee, When The Right One Comes Along, Wedding of His Dreams, After The Silence, and A Memory Away (print copies if US, ebooks if international)
8-Book Prize Pack: The Best Laid Plans, If I Loved You, Love, Lies & Mistletoe, First Comes Marriage, Once Upon A Marriage, Winter Wedding Bells, If Not For A Bee, and After The Silence (print copies if US, ebooks if international)
Ends December 4th

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14 comments:

  1. Katie, thank you for being part of our Heartwarming Thanksgiving event. Amy, thank you for kicking off a month of FREE online reads with your wonderful story!

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    1. I'm so excited to be a part of this! What a fun month we have ahead. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting on this tour, Katie! I hope your readers will come check out some fun stories and enter to win some fabulous prizes! :)

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    1. Hi, Amy! I was so excited to see that I got to spotlight your story!! What a fun month!!

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  3. Can't wait to read all these wonderful books

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    1. It is, isn't it? I hope you have a chance to read the free story! It's darling!

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  5. I just finished Amy's story. It was grand :)
    P.S. It's ends Happily Ever After

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    1. I loved her story!! I'm looking forward to the others coming up this month!

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  6. Amy, LOVE this story. So happy to see Dr. Spencer get his own HEA. I thought he was a cutie in The Best Laid Plans. Thank you for kicking off this event in the best possible way. Thankful for you!

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    1. I, too, loved Scott and was excited to see him get a story.

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  7. Katie - Thanks for hosting!

    Amy - I love your entire Chicago Sisters series and it was great to re-visit characters :).

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    1. You're welcome! I'm so excited to be a part of this grand event!

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