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Wednesday 1 May 2019

☀ Joy After Noon: Sugar Sands [1] - Debra Coleman Jeter

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Joy After Noon, a Contemporary Romance by (, Elk Lake Publishing, Inc., 201 pages).

This is the first book in the Sugar Sands series.

"Jeter’s characters and scenery are so vivid and real that I felt I was right there sharing all their hope and fears. So looking forward to the next installment!" -Jana Little, Reader

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below. Joy After Noon is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author Debra Coleman Jeter will be awarding a $15 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 || Teaser: KCR Preview || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


Joy marries a widowed bank executive caught in an ethical dilemma. She misreads his obvious frustration while at the same time, struggles to integrate into her new family.

This novel explores the challenges of second marriages and dealing with stepchildren during the crucial years of puberty and teenage angst.

A college professor coming up shortly for the huge tenure decision, Joy finds herself falling apart as her career and her home issues deteriorate and collide. The truth about Ray’s relationship with his first wife hovers in the background adding to Joy’s difficulty in adapting to her new life.

About the Author

Debra Coleman Jeter has published both fiction and nonfiction in popular magazines, including Working Woman, New Woman, Self, Home Life, Savvy, Christian Woman, and American Baby.

Her first novel, The Ticket, was a finalist for a Selah Award, as well as for Jerry Jenkins’ Operation First Novel. Her story, “Recovery,” was awarded first prize in a short story competition sponsored by Christian Woman; and her nonfiction book “Pshaw, It’s Me Grandson”: Tales of a Young Actor was a finalist in the USA Book News Awards.

She is a co-writer of the screenplay for Jess + Moss, a feature film which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, screened at nearly forty film festivals around the world, and captured several domestic and international awards.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Nikki Wilbanks said...

Can you tell us a little more about the Sugar Sanda series? Will it follow the same protagonist? Thanks for sharing the novel preview. Plenty in there to get hooked on.

Debra Coleman Jeter said...

Thanks so much for having me on bookschatter today. I look forward to hearing from some of your followers. I'm heading to Kentucky for a couple of days to visit my mom since I'm going to be in Portugal on Mother's Day. My internet service is spotty in this part of Kentucky (near Kentucky Lake), but I'll check in every chance I get to respond to questions. I appreciate all visits and comments!

Debra Coleman Jeter said...

Sure, thanks for asking. The series is set in a little beach community on the Gulf of Mexico starting in the late 1970s and follows various members of the community. Joy After Noon follows Joy Hancock and her new family when she meets and falls in love with the widower Ray Jenkins. She becomes friends with Acadia O'Neil, who is married to the church preacher Peter. Acadia and Peter are only minor characters in Joy After Noon, but they are the protagonists in the next book to be published, Song of Sugar Sands.

Bernie Wallace said...

Would you ever like to see your book turned into a movie?

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Debra Coleman Jeter said...

Yes, for sure.

Debra Coleman Jeter said...

Thanks for joining the tour today.

Debra Coleman Jeter said...

Thanks for being here and part of the tour.

Bobbi said...

Joy is juggling a lot seems like. I know I can relate! I am curious to know what Ray is dealing with at work and why he's being so secretive with Joy.

Bernie Wallace said...