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Thursday 22 October 2015

☀☄ Elli: Second Chance [1] - Tina DeSalvo

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Elli  by (, Tina DeSalvo, 320 pages).

This is the first book in the Second Chance series.  All proceeds are donated to the fight against breast cancer.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below. Read the Prologue and the first chapter with Amazon Look Inside.   Elli is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Tina DeSalvo will be awarding 10 x Care Package to Cancer Centers/Charities (nominated by you), and, in a separate giveaway, $50 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀) and reviews (✍).

Trailer | Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


"...a delightful and uplifting's simply excellent in so many ways! A keeper." - NY Times Bestselling Author, Heather Graham

Elli Morenelli has lived through a nightmare and now is working on getting her dream…

Her life could have been over with her breast cancer diagnosis, but Elli had fought and won. Now she is ready to fight for other women facing the same nightmare, but to do so she is going to need money. And she is going to need it fast.

Fortunately, Elli finds herself with half ownership of a Louisiana plantation. A twisted inheritance has set her up with an interesting future. Unfortunately, Elli no longer believes in planning a future, she just wants to take the money and run.

Ben Bienvenu wants nothing to do with the woman from California who is certain to turn his world upside down. But the conditions of the will that left the property to both of them doesn’t give him much choice. Not if he wants to keep the property that’s been in his family for generations.

A snobby diva rental dog, an impossible will, a nosy Bienvenu family, a distracting Mardi Gras season and a man who thinks he is protecting his son by standing his ground against her… Elli knows that trying to find common ground with this man known as the Cajun Dog Whisperer is going to be an uphill battle.

Two broken people.
Both in need of a Second Chance….

Teaser: Excerpt

     Ben whistled and tapped his hand on the side of his leg. How odd, she thought, why was he doing that? Suddenly, the three energetic dogs from earlier bounded into the bunkhouse and ran straight for her. She swallowed a yipe and fought the urge to run. She had to prove to Mr. Bienvenu that she adored dogs, just like he did, especially after having charged at them with the plunger. When the big, drooling, sable bloodhound stuck its snout toward her crotch again, she held her breath and twisted away from it. When the Marley and Me look-alike beige retriever licked her three-hundred-dollar loafers, she gritted her teeth and smiled. When the medium-sized, brown, black, and tan beagle stuck its big, black nose in her suitcase and shoved her clothes around, she fought the urge to chase it away. Instead, she walked toward Donna, who was barking with fury. “Now aren’t they cute?” she managed to say, trying not to sound insincere and hoping he’d take them back to his obedience school, which they clearly needed.
     “They’re yours,” Ben said, a glint in his eyes.
     She lifted Donna into her arms. “Mine? There must be a mistake.” Donna growled at the droopy-eyed hound staring at Elli’s crotch. She took a few steps away.
     “Tell her, Beau.”
     “Actually, Elli, the truth is…”
     “Your Aunt Rosa left you her three dogs,” Ben interrupted, sounding much too pleased about delivering the information. He waved his hands toward the ADD pack of canine chaos running around the room, sniffing everything, climbing on the beds, and occasionally licking something disgusting off the floor. God, she hoped that they came with a prescription of Ritalin. Or Valium.

Elli - available NOW!

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The Series: Second Chance

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Jewell [2]

**FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner Lending Library**

Once invited into New Orleans' historic mansions to evaluate prized antiques, Dr. Jewell Duet held a coveted professorship at a top university. With her deep knowledge of Louisiana history and antiquities, she was the go-to person for anyone requiring professional appraisals. But, one hasty decision cost her both her reputation and possibly her freedom. Now, as she waits to discover if her future includes prison, Jewell knows that taking the job at Sugar Mill is necessary if she is to support her beloved grandmother who has advanced dementia.

Charming, sexy lawyer Beau Bienvenu's attraction to the intriguing historian vies with his distrust of her motives. Beau has one simple goal when it comes to the family that rescued him and made him part of their clan...protect them at all costs. He doesn't trust Jewell, nor her reason for taking the lowly job at Sugar Mill Plantation. What is she really up to? Is it possible Jewell and her quirky grandmother are there to try to profit from a Bienvenu family mystery? If so, both women are out of luck.

Jewell and Beau are at odds about almost everything. The only things they agree on are that family is everything...and that their mutual attraction is inconvenient.

Hope, Love and Second Chances Continue in the heart of Cajun Country.

[Published 26 June 2015, 347 pages]

About the Author

Tina DeSalvo enjoys using her imagination, humor, empathy and personal experiences to turn characters and situations into books that she hopes will entertain readers. Her first book, Elli, brought her in close contact with so many readers with whom she has loved sharing stories, laughs, tears and hugs. Tina has always been inspired by the people she meets and by hearing their personal journeys, not to mention the people she just observes along the way…so, watch out. You could be a character in her next book!

Tina is married to her handsome Cajun hero, and they live in Louisiana. They have two sons, a wonderful daughter (in-law) and four delightful grandchildren.

If you'd like to know more about Tina DeSalvo, including info on her newest work, latest contests, where she’s speaking or having a book signing, where she gets her ideas, or to see her photos from when she meets her cherished readers…please visit her website.

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Giveaways and Tour Stops

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Follow Elli's tour at:

Oct 5: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
Oct 5: Kenyan Poet
Oct 6: J. Lynn Rowan
Oct 7: Tamaria Soana
Oct 7: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
Oct 8: After Dark Reading Nook
Oct 9: The Voluptuous Book Diva
Oct 12: Readsalot
Oct 13: Wendi Zwaduk ~ Romance to Make Your Heart Race
Oct 14: Musings of a Writer
Oct 15: Margay Leah Justice
Oct 15: 3 Partners in shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!
Oct 16: Long and Short Reviews
Oct 19: Louise Lyndon Romance Author Hear Me Roar
Oct 20: Queen of the Night Reviews
Oct 21: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
Oct 21: Two Ends of the Pen
Oct 22: BooksChatter
Oct 23: The Reading Addict
Oct 23: Buried Under Romance
Oct 26: Harlie's Books
Oct 26: mignon mykel { reviews}
Oct 27: Wake Up Your Wild Side
Oct 27: Independent Authors
Oct 28: LibriAmoriMiei
Oct 29: Romantic Fanatic
Oct 30: Straight from the Library


Nikolina said...

I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

MomJane said...

I really love the sound of this story. Enjoyed the excerpt.

krazymama.98 said...

Elli is a wonderful story. I am reading Jewell right now.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with both releases!


Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Stormy Vixen said...

Sounds like a great series, thanks for sharing!

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like an awesome series - I'm looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for sharing.

Karen H said...

Enjoyed watching the video today. Sounds like a couple of good stories.