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Friday 14 October 2016

☀☄ Flight Risk: Assignment: Romance [4] - Barbara Valentin

Thank you for joining us on the last day of the Virtual Book Tour for Flight Risk, a Romantic Comedy by (, Gemma Halliday Publishing, 233 pages).

This is the fourth book in the Assignment: Romance series

Don't miss our Character Interview by author Barbara Valentin.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author Barbara Valentin will be awarding a $25 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 (☀), interviews (ℚ), and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser: KCR Preview | The Series | Character Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


From bestselling romantic comedy author Barbara Valentin comes the latest laughter-filled Assignment: Romance novel...

When Aubrey Thomas, a phobic travel writer, must chose between jumping to what she considerers certain death from a skydiving static line or sinking even deeper into debt in the unemployment line, she scrambles to find someone—anyone!—who can help her overcome her debilitating fear of heights. Enter John Trelawney, a charming window washer who thinks nothing of dangling by a cable fifty stories up and claims he can cure her. Everything about John makes Aubrey nervous... including the way her heart kicks into overdrive whenever he's around. But, at the end of her rope, she takes him up on his offer. Can he really help her get over her fear of heights? Or will Aubrey find herself free falling...possibly even in love with him?

The Series: Assignment: Romance

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

False Start [1]

Mattie Ross is probably the last person who should be doling out good counsel to anyone on anything. Still smarting after being left at the altar two years earlier, she is strapped with debt, has sworn off men, routinely buries herself in her work and despite her well-proportioned figure, remains haunted by childhood taunts of "Fatty Mattie." But to her publisher at the Chicago Gazette, and readers, she is their latest advice columnist, The Plate Spinner, a self-assured working parent to adorable fake children and multi-tasking savant.

Enter Nick Derosa, the twin brother of Mattie's cold-footed fiancé who is trying to get back on his feet after his brother steals his identity and implicates him in an illegal investment scheme. But thanks to Nick's legendary running career, the publisher of the Chicago Gazette proposes a wager: If Nick can train an out-of-shape working parent in time to compete in the Chicago Marathon, he will contribute enough to help Nick launch his own non-profit running club for kids. Suddenly "Fatty" Mattie and Nick are thrust together as the most unlikely of pairs and under a deadline to put their trust issues aside and avoid another false start in their lives.

[Published 15 October 2014, 217 pages]

Help Wanted [2]

When Claire Nelson decided that her happily-ever-after lay not in marriage but in a spot on the New York Times bestseller list, she vowed never to tie the knot. But that was before she met Paul Mendez, handsome and charming enough to have her breaking said vow and marrying him shortly after college.

Almost fifteen years and four sons later, Claire is now a burned out breadwinner ready to ditch her quest for happily-ever-after, and Paul has traded his dream of chairing corporate board meetings for volunteering at PTA meetings as a stay-at-home dad. Feeling trapped in a demanding job, Claire's repeated attempts to get Paul to return to work fall flat. Contemplating divorce, she drafts a letter to the Plate Spinner, a popular advice columnist, asking for help. But when the reply contains an offer that may just put her bestselling author dreams back on track, Claire’s only question is: will Paul be on board? Or does her charming husband make a surprise move of his own?

[Published 11 May 2015, 207 pages]

Key Change [3]

The first thing Sara Cleff, a hard-edged, shower-singing rock music critic, wants to do after following a band on tour is crawl into her nice comfy bed in her well-appointed, optimally located vintage apartment.

But before making it home, she learns her roommate-slash-boyfriend has apparently broken up with her while she was away on assignment and sublet their apartment out from underneath her. Ouch! When her key no longer fits in the lock, the last person she expects to find on the other side of the door is Andrew Benet, a wickedly gorgeous music director from a nearby church.

Something about the brash music critic strikes a chord with Andrew, and he offers her the chance to stay on one condition—she has to join the choir at his church. While Andrew may hold the lease on Sara’s apartment, does he have the key to unlock her heart?

[Published 2 December 2015, 236 pages]

The Plate Spinner Chronicles [NF Collection]

From author Barbara Valentin comes a collection of hilarious Plate Spinner columns from her bestselling Assignment: Romance series...

What working parent hasn’t considered delivering a performance review to their child prior to granting a salary, er, allowance increase? “The Plate Spinner Chronicles: A Working Mother's Epic Adventure” is a hybrid memoir/how-to guide that is stuffed with multi-tasking advice and relevant, but nostalgic anecdotes, all written in the wry tone of a harried working mother who’d rather laugh than cry over the length of her to-do list. This book is a compilation of The Plate Spinner columns which originally ran in the Chicago Tribune.

[Published 1 August 2015, 159 pages]

About the Author

Author of the bestselling Assignment: Romance series, Barbara was named "Indie Star of 2015" by Publishers Weekly.

A member of Romance Writers of America, she looks forward to the day when her to-do list includes "Send Oprah a thank you note" and "Accept Godiva's request to be a taste-tester."

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow Flight Risk's tour at:

October 3: Louise Lyndon Romance Author Hear Me Roar
October 4: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
October 5: Spunk and Hunks
October 5: Hearts and Scribbles
October 6: The Reading Addict
October 7: Fabulous and Brunette
October 10: EskieMama Reads
October 11: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
October 12: Book Lover Promo
October 13: Buried Under Romance
October 14: BooksChatter


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Barbara Valentin said...

Thank you for featuring the heroine of my latest release! I love your site and love that it's the last stop on my blog tour. :)

Unknown said...

congrats on the tour, the book looks great, and thanks for the chance to win :)

Barbara Valentin said...

Thanks, Lisa! Glad you stopped by!

Tammy Dalley said...

congrats on the tour, thanks for the chance to win

Barbara Valentin said...

Hi Tammy! Thank for following along. :)

reneejr said...

Congratulations on your book release and tour! You choose such fun covers! Colorful and telling!

Barbara Valentin said...

Thanks, Renee...It's a blessing to have such a great cover artist!

Stormy Vixen said...

I enjoyed following the tour and learning about Flight Risk, sounds like a terrific book!

Bridgett Wilbur said...

I just love the cover very creative.

Maria said...

I really like the sound of this book- how many more books are you planning in this series? Thanks for the chance to win.

Barbara Valentin said...

I appreciate you coming along for the ride, Eva!

Barbara Valentin said...

As good as I know my cover artist is, she always manages to exceed my expectations!

Barbara Valentin said...

Hi Maria - This is the fourth book in the series and I've got at least two more planned. Thanks for asking (and reading)!

Victoria Alexander said...

I've enjoyed following the tour for Flight Risk! All of the excerpts and interviews have been fun to read along the way and I'm looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for sharing :)

Barbara Valentin said...

So glad you could join us, Victoria!