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Monday 1 August 2016

☀ Daddy's Girl - Ben Burgess Jr.

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Daddy's Girl, an African American Contemporary Romance by (, Legacy Books, 478 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.  Read the first two chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Daddy's Girl is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Ben Burgess Jr. will be awarding a kindle copy of Daddy's girl to five 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 interviews (ℚ).

Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Nick Johnson has always been an underachieving, borderline alcoholic. He soon finds himself in over his head when his affair with Vickie, an unhappily married homemaker, results in an accidental pregnancy. Vickie abandons Nick to raise their biracial daughter, Lynn, alone. Overwhelmed by the difficulties of single fatherhood and seeking comfort and help for himself in that stressful journey, Nick dates numerous women who will change his life forever.

Will raising Lynn force him to mature? Can a single father with a challenging past teach his daughter to become a strong, successful woman? Will a Daddy's Girl, raised primarily by her father, leave Lynn destined to fail from a lack of female guidance?

Teaser: Excerpt


Game Changer 

Nick, April 16, 1989

It was two in the morning. The loud ringing of the phone on my nightstand amplified the pounding throb of my hangover. I felt like shit. I yawned, stretched, and knocked the phone off the receiver. I fumbled with it in the dark before I groggily answered, “Hello?”

“Nick? Nick!” Vickie yelled.


“Wake up and get to Central General… now! I’m about to have this baby!” she wailed.

That woke me up.

I stuttered, “Wh-What? It’s a month early.”

“I’m aware of that, Nick. I need you to get your ass here now.”

“I’m on my way.”

“Did you hear me? You need to get here right fucking now.

I rubbed my hand over my face.

“Calm down. I said I’m coming.”

“I’m not kidding, Nick. Uniondale is twenty minutes away. If you’re not here within the hour, as soon as I have this baby, I’m signing it over to the state.”

“Don’t do that. I’ll be there. I already told you I’ll take care of us— all of us. I’m leaving now.”

She hung up.

I stretched and yawned again, trying to thaw out and prepare myself for an eventful day. I wobbled when I stood, still a little tipsy, then stumbled over the empty beer cans scattered on the floor on my way to the bathroom.

I gargled, took a long piss, and washed my face. I looked in the mirror. Dark stubble lined my chiseled face. I looked rugged, but I didn’t have time to pretty myself up.

My clothes were sprawled on the floor. I put on my jeans and sniffed my shirt; it was a little ripe but wearable, so I pulled it over my head and attempted to smooth out the wrinkles as I sprinted to my ‘86 Chevy Blazer and headed to the hospital.


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About the Author

Ben Burgess Jr is the author of the award-winning novels "Monster", "Wounded", “Love and Happiness”, and the new novel “ Daddy’s Girl."

He is an active performer of spoken word poetry.  Ben Burgess Jr uses his love of writing to inspire and influence youths to strive for what they believe in, and to never give up on their dreams.

His novels "Monster" and “Wounded” are currently used in schools on the lower east side of Manhattan.

Ben Burgess has a BA degree in Business Management and an MA degree in Educational Leadership.

He is the proud father of his daughter Jaelynn and is active in trying to improve urban neighborhoods and communities.

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