Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy Book Birthday!

I'm so excited to have Carry Me Home on sale now! I hope you'll pick it up and enjoy it and then let me know! Today I'm out celebrating so I won't be on here too much, but I did want to tell you this. The excitement of the day your book goes on sale doesn't go away. I'm still as giddy today as I was with the very first book release. I want to run around the city shouting to anyone passing. I want to stand on the corner by the stoplight with a sign sharing my book cover. I want to dance around the house each time a friend or relative calls me and I downright want to lift a glass of Glenfiddich whisky when a new friend or reader emails. Carry Me Home is my 4th ebook and so far these feelings haven't diminished. Will they in time? I hope not!
Okay, while I'm out celebrating, here's the blurb, an excerpt and the buy links in case you want to pick it up right now! And when you're done here, visit the Daily Dose of Decadence blog for a closer glimpse into the struggles Jamie and Mary have.
Book Blurb:

After six months in the city, Mary MacDougall returns to the Scottish Highlands to finalize her divorce. Because of a past tragedy, she doubts her husband Jamie can possibly love her with the same unbridled passion as before and insists ending the marriage is best for both of them. But Jamie has other ideas….
Jamie MacDougall has no intention of letting his bonnie lass go. At least not without a fight. Aye, they’ve suffered heartache, and she may be ready to call it quits, but he refuses to throw away the partnership they’ve built since they were children. Instead, he’ll remind her they were meant to be together, forever.
Can this marriage survive pride and grief to allow love to carry them home?

“What do you want, Jamie?” She’d not get caught up in his soulful amber eyes. No, she would not.

“You’ve had your bit of fun, but I want you to come home.” He tilted his head to one side and drifted his fingertips along her bare arm.

She yanked away. “I’ve come to get my papers from you, to say good-bye to those I love, and to move on with my life.” She stepped around him and continued down the path to the center of Glenhalish. “I’ll be at the Kierlain House until Sunday. Please bring the forms and leave them with the front office.”

“I don’t have them.” He nearly shouted with glee. “I tossed them out.”

“I thought you might say that.” Smiling on the heels of another small victory, she fished through her handbag and pulled out another copy of the divorce papers. She’d come armed with a half-dozen copies just in case he chose to be difficult. She strode back to him with her chin held high and slapped the papers against his chest. “Here.”

Jamie stared at the lass’s fine arse strutting away from him. Her hair had been cut, straightened and the summer dress with the flowery print accentuated all the curves he’d fallen for so many years ago, the curves he knew so intimately. And those heels, for the love of St. Bridget, Mary hadn’t worn high heels like that since she left school. They’d brought her closer to his height, yet she still only reached his shoulders.

She’d left Glenhalish in January, a cold, distant housewife, and come back this alluring woman. For a moment, panic set inside his gut. He’d intended to convince her to come home so they could face their grief and move on together, but seeing how much happier, sexier, and sophisticated she was, perhaps Edinburgh was good for her, better than he could be.

But he wanted her back, wanted to get through this rough patch they’d strayed onto after the lad’s death, and return to the partnership they’d shared since primary school. They had too many years left. She couldn’t leave him. He wouldn’t survive without her.

The lass may have plans to leave him forever, but Jamie MacDougall wouldn’t give her up without a fight.

Reviews Are Already Coming In!
"It's rare that a book actually brings me to tears and even more rare that I can both laugh and cry in the same book, but this deeply moving story of a couple on the verge of ending their marriage did just that....This is a must read!" ~~~~~~~~ RITA Award Winning Author Jan Hudson

"This book was a short-sweet-happy ending type of book that was just perfect to read before bedtime! These are cool characters in a cool setting and all I can say is I could have kept reading." ~~~~~~ Artist and Web Designer Cheryl Rae

AND.....Remember I'm also on the Daily Dose of Decadence Blog today discussing the impending divorce of my main characters.

(Remember, any comments you make to any one of my blog spots this week will put you in the running for five different prizes! Check out the list of places on the Monday post of where I'll be each day! AND if you tweet about it, which will give you MORE chances to win, make sure to include me @AlexaBourne and #CMHReleaseParty!)


  1. The excerpt keeps getting better and better. Sounds like a really emotional read.

    Marcy Shuler

  2. Nice excerpt

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