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Tuesday 20 October 2015

☀☄ Jewell: Second Chance [2] - Tina DeSalvo

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Jewell, a Contemporary Romance by (, Tina DeSalvo, 347 pages).

This is the second book in the Second Chance series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and our exclusive excerpt below.   Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.   Jewell is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Tina DeSalvo will be awarding a $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 (☀).

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


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.

Teaser: Exclusive Excerpt

Mimi turned, looked directly into Jewell’s eyes. “You’re glad this job is over, huh, ma sucrée? I can see it in your troubled eyes.”
     Jewell blinked, refocused on the road in front of her. “Yes, I am, Mimi.” She was glad to be leaving the Simoneauxs’ property where she’d worked for the last week. The minute she’d walked into the poorly maintained 1920s bungalow, she’d felt like a Civil War cannonball had hit her in the chest. This was not the type of estate furniture and household property she would’ve been called to appraise and sell before her career plummeted to the depths of the muddy Mississippi River.
     “Me, too,” Mimi agreed. “You know, this was more like a garage sale than a pretty Magazine Street store. Or was this just a garage sale?”
     “It was an estate sale,” she sighed. The worst estate sale she’d ever facilitated in her professional career.
     “Hmm. I think it was a garage sale.” Mimi crossed her arms over her ample breasts and thick belly. “If you want to have a garage sale,” she insisted, “you can have one closer to home in New Orleans and save us the hour trip into the bayou country.”
     “I didn’t want to have a garage sale, Mimi.”
     “Then why did you have a garage sale? You don’t make any sense. I don’t understand.”
     Jewell looked at Mimi. Her brows were furrowed. She looked confused. She really didn’t remember why they were at the Simoneauxs’. “I took the job here because no one will hire me in New Orleans,” she said, keeping her voice even as she started the GPS on her phone to direct them to their next destination.

Jewell - 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.

Elli [1]

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

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

All Book Proceeds Donated to Women in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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….

[Published 23 April 2014, 320 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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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Stormy Vixen said...

Sounds like a great series, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

It's a fun excerpt!


Cali W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I like the excerpt. :)

Unknown said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you!

Victoria Alexander said...

I loved the trailer and the teaser.. thanks for sharing! ;)