Thursday, August 8, 2013

Blog Tour: Cross the Ocean by Holly Bush (Excerpt + Giveaway)


I've had the opportunity to host Holly Bush before and have read and reviewed her books and they are wonderful, wonderful reads.

Today, Love Saves the World welcomes back Holly, who is here to promote, Cross the Ocean, her latest book.

Holly is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly chosen commenter. Giveaway is through Rafflecopter.

To visit Holly's other stops, click here.

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About the book --

Blurb:

1871 ... Worlds collide when American Suffragette, Gertrude Finch, and titled Brit Blake Sanders meet in an explosive encounter that may forever bind them together. Gertrude Finch escorts a young relative to London and encounters the stuffy Duke of Wexford at his worst. Cross the Ocean is the story of an undesired, yet undeniable attraction that takes Blake and Gertrude across an ocean and into each other’s arms.

Excerpt:
Blake found his guests in the music room listening to Melinda play the pianoforte. “Miss Finch, may I beg a moment of your time?” he asked as he touched her elbow.

The two of them retreated out of hearing distance from the rest.

“Yes?” Miss Finch clipped off and folded her hands at her waist.

“I find I do owe you an apology,” Blake began.

“And every other woman in the room as well,” she replied.

“I am not concerned with every other female in the room.” Blake stood tall. “I have many faults, but hurting a guest’s feelings cannot be one of them.”

“I agree with you there,” Miss Finch said and clapped politely.

“Agree with what?” he asked.

“You have many faults. The least of which are poor manners.”

“Yes, well, in any case, I apologize for what I said.” Blake looked away ashamed. “I was wrong. You are really quite attractive.”

Gertrude Finch put her hands on her hips, and her voice rose with each word. “I could care less what you think of me.”

“Now, now, no need to call attention our way,” Blake said and glanced at the assembly listening to Melinda. “No need to be defensive, either. I am aware of the tender sensibilities women associate with how attractive they are. My own mother made us all kiss and coo over Aunt Constance, and she had whiskers longer than . . .”

“Listen to me, Sanders. I meant what I said. I couldn’t care less whether you think I’m attractive or not. You dismiss ideas and brains for the lack of a pretty face. I think you’re a pompous idiot. What do you think of them apples, Your Highness?” she said.

Blake held his hands behind his back, and a muscle twitched below his eye. “Miss Finch, the title ‘Your Highness’ is reserved for the royal family. You Americans bandy about titles as if a one of you could trace a history further back than the last mule you shoed.”


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About the author --

Holly Bush was born in western Pennsylvania to two avid readers. There was not a room in her home that did not hold a full bookcase. She worked in the hospitality industry, owning a restaurant for twenty years and recently worked as the sales and marketing director in the hospitality/tourism industry and is credited with building traffic to capacity for a local farm tour, bringing guests from twenty-two states, booked two years out.  Holly has been a marketing consultant to start-up businesses and has done public speaking on the subject.

Holly has been writing all of her life and is a voracious reader of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, particularly political and historical works. She has written four romance novels, all set in the U.S. West in the mid 1800’s. She frequently attends writing conferences, and has always been a member of a writer’s group.

Holly is a gardener, a news junkie, has been an active member of her local library board and loves to spend time near the ocean. She is the proud mother of two daughters and the wife of a man more than a few years her junior.

Find Holly here:
Twitter: @hollybushbooks
Website: www.hollybushbooks.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Holly-Bush/247399131941435

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Holly is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly chosen commenter. Giveaway is through Rafflecopter.

To visit Holly's other stops, click here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

46 comments:

  1. Good morning and thanks for having me at Love Saves the World! I hope your followers enjoy the excerpt. Holly

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  2. i would so love to win the gift card seeing as i am out of work and i could get some christmas gifts with it

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  3. Great excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. Good luck with your tour and thanks for sharing the excerpt, I enjoyed it.

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  5. What a fabulous novel! I am adding it to my Wish List right now. Congratulations on your successes. I hope the right person wins this. Right person meaning the most deserving. Thank you!

    conniecape(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Hello all! Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  7. It is a wonderful excerpt thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  8. Hi, everyone!

    Thank you for dropping by and helping me welcome Holly!

    Drop by Holly's other stops! Good luck to everyone!

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Thanks Tin! It's always nice to stop by Love Saves the World!

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  10. Great review. I would go with amazon.

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  11. Amazon please :)
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  12. I'd please like the Amazon Gift Card... Thanks for the giveaway.

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  13. Amazon GC would be great, thanks!

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  14. I love amazon as there is so much to choose from so I would pick amazon

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  15. Thank you for hosting! I'd have amazon gift card :)

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  16. Great giveaway!!! :D

    I would love to win the Amazon gift card

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  17. I can just imagine the fireworks between a titled gentleman and a suffragette. The blurb and excerpt make the story sound great, and Amazon would be my choice.

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  18. Hi there, what a great giveaway! I'd choose Amazon

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  19. I'd love an Amazon GC.

    Thanks for the amazing excerpt & giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  20. i'd go for amazon - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  21. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time! I'd go for Amazon
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  22. Id like the Amazon gc.

    Amanda Sakovitz

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  23. I would like the amazon.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  24. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    Amazon GC thankyou

    pharmx_2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. I would love the Amazon GC! Thank you!

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  26. Would be awesome to win an Amazon g/c, or a prepaid Visa card.

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  27. I would love Amazon!

    Awesome!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    SueSueper Sue

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  28. Amazon is my top pick definitely. Thanks very much!

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  29. I'd choose the Amazon gift card! I enjoyed the excerpt! I love Victorian era history and especially the American women's suffragette movement! Thank you!

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  30. i want amazon please!

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  31. I like the smartalecky repartee!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  32. I would love the amazon gift card. amypugmire@live.com

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  33. I prefer Amazon; thanks for the giveaway!
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

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  34. BN

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  35. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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