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Monday 23 May 2016

☀ Wanderlust: The Walker Family [4] - Bernadette Marie

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Wanderlust, a Contemporary Romance by (, 5 Prince Publishing, 177 pages).

This is the fourth book in The Walker Family series.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below, as well as details of the other books in the series.
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Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Gia Gallow has traveled the world. Her wanderlust landed her in Georgia where she has created a life for herself away from the petty differences of relatives and domineering ex-lovers.

Having settled in America, she has a successful business and dear friends—and the attention of both Dane and Russell Walker.

Due to her own family's dramas over dueling hearts, she might have to forget about her feelings for Dane to keep peace within the Walker family, but sometimes even running thousands of miles away can't keep a heart from going after what the heart wants. And Gia's heart wants Dane.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Dane nearly had to run after his brother he was walking so fast. "Hey!" he yelled, but Russ kept going.
     Finally, he caught up to him and with his hand on his shoulder, turned him around.
     "What's up with you?"
     Russ shrugged off his hand. "Don't let me bother you. You were busy. Go back and finish what you were doing."
     "What the hell are you so mad about?"
     "Nothing," he said and hurried toward his truck. But Dane was right on his heels.
     "Don't be an ass. What's wrong with you?"
     "Remember that you don't live here, right? So waltzing in and taking the most eligible, most beautiful woman off the market is a crappy thing to do."
     "I beg your pardon?"
     "You heard me. I live here. She lives here. We were getting along just fine before you came along."
     "Getting along? Are you telling me you're seeing Gia? Is that what you're saying?"
     His brother looked away for a moment then back at him. "No."
     "Oh, so you're just pissed I got to her first."
     Russ stepped in until they were nearly chest to chest with each other. Dane didn't remember the two inches Russ grew more than him, but now he saw them.
      "Don't worry, though. I'll pick up the pieces when you break her heart and go back to your little job."
     He couldn't help it Dane shoved him against the truck. "I don't think she's a piece of property that can be claimed with finder's keepers."
     Russ shoved back and even raised his fist to him before they both realized that Gia was standing there watching with a hand over her mouth and the bag of gifts for their mother.
     Russ lowered his hand, opened the door to the truck, and a moment later he sped away.
     Dane scrubbed his hand over his face. "Damn it."
     "You forgot these," she said holding the bag out to him.
     He took the bag from her. "I'm sorry about that."
      "You have to go after him. You have to fix this."
     "Fix this? He will be fine. He's a grown man and he doesn't need"
     She held up both her hands. "Fix it, Dane. You cannot let him go on like this. Especially when there is nothing to be upset about. The kisswellthe kiss was only"
     He stepped in. "Don't tell me you're going to discredit that."
     "I will not come between brothers."
     "So you and him"
     "No. We are just friends." "You said that to me too." "Do not turn this on me."
     Out of frustration, he pulled his keys from his pocket. "I'll go after him and talk to him. Can I see you tonight."
     "Bachelorette party. You worry about Russell."
     "This sucks," he groaned as he drug his fingers through his hair.
     "Good bye, Dane," she said as she turned around and marched back to her store.
     He watched her walk away and that amazing feeling that had been stirring inside of him when he'd kissed her felt like lead now in his gut.
     The Lord giving and his damn brother taketh away. Maybe it had been a mistake he thought as he walked to his mother's car and opened the door. A few more days and he'd leave, returning to his miserable life, but without such distractions.

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The Series: The Walker Family

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Walker Pride [1]

Susan Hayes moved to Georgia to start the life she wanted to live and build her catering career. On the brink of having everything she ever wanted, Eric Walker and his family happened into her life.

Eric Walker’s life had been quiet, structured, and boring until his uncle gambled away the family’s property and jeopardized Eric’s livelihood. Now midst family secrets learned, someone ruining his business and trying to drive him off his land, he fell in love.

Things will never be the same for them—especially if someone succeeds in destroying the Walker family and killing Eric.

[Published 25 June 2015, 298 pages]

Stargazing [2]

A mother’s secrets threaten a daughter’s future…

Bethany Waterbury left Hollywood and the shadow of her mother's death to give herself a fresh start. Her main intention—to connect with the family she’d never really had the chance to know.

Author Kent Black is enjoying his chart topping success and living freely wherever his travels take him. But when he meets the illustrious Bethany Waterbury his wanderlust subsides and the thought of a steady future begins to take over.

Kent believes in happily ever after, but the burden of Bethany’s past might be too much for him to embrace—unless true love is more powerful than a Hollywood tragedy.

[Published 29 September 2015, 172 pages]

Walker Bride [3]

Always the bridal consultant, never the bride. That was former bad girl gone business professional, Pearl Walker's life until she put her hands on Tyson Morgan while measuring him for a tux.

Tyson was happy being a miserable man, taking care of his family's land, and not involved with a woman. However, even he can't resist the pull of attraction to the beautiful, and off limits, Pearl?

The feud between the Walkers and the Morgans had torn apart friends and families for generations. What might happen when Pearl Walker and Tyson Morgan become business partners—and more?

[Published 2 February 2016, 234 pages]

About the Author

Bernadette Marie has been an avid writer since the early age of 13, when she’d fill notebook after notebook with stories that she’d share with her friends. Her journey into novel writing started the summer before eighth grade when her father gave her an old typewriter. At all times of the day and night you would find her on the back porch penning her first work, which she would continue to write for the next 22 years.

In 2007 – after marriage, filling her chronic entrepreneurial needs, and having five children – Bernadette began to write seriously with the goal of being published. That year she wrote 12 books. In 2009 she was contracted for her first trilogy and the published author was born. In 2011 she (being the entrepreneur that she is) opened her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, and has released contemporary titles and has begun the process of taking on other authors in other genres.

Bernadette spends most of her free time driving her kids to their many events. She is also an accomplished martial artist, working her way to her second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.

An avid reader she loves to meet readers who enjoy reading contemporary romances and she always promises Happily Ever After.

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