Blog Tour: Sweet Occasions - Linn B Halton + Giveaway

Festival of Romantic Fiction reader's award for 'Best Author Published' nominee, Linn B Halton, is taking her new feel-good romance novel on tour! Sweet Occasions is set to feature on a host of book blogs over the coming days, so why not follow the action and keep up-to-date with the reviews, exclusive guest posts and excerpts, and a giveaway.

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'Katie’s relationship has had more than its fair share of problems. After a difficult few years things begin to pick up and Katie finally realises her dream of opening up a bakery. Sweet Occasions specialises in novelty and celebration cakes, plus the most inspiring range of cupcakes anyone could possibly ask for!

Utilising her passion and skill helps to inject happiness back into her life, but it’s short-lived as things begin to fall apart. The reality is that you need to run a business with your heart AND your head. Help is at hand in the shape of her partner, Steve. He has the necessary experience, but does Katie want to tie herself to him financially, as well as personally? Then one rainy, wintry day a bedraggled customer steps inside the door to order a cake…Sometimes a turning point centres around one single moment in time: sometimes it takes two Christmases and three birthdays.'

I have absolutely no idea why I feel I can chat to someone who is one step removed from being a stranger. I'm not even sure that applies anyway, as Adam's also a customer. “Everyone needs someone to whom they can, occasionally, rant and rave. We all need that person who is prepared to listen and not be so caught up in our life that they have their own personal take on what’s happening. I had a work colleague who heard some pretty raw stuff when I was splitting up with Lily's mother.” I look across at him, and he's already half-way through his first cupcake. “That can't have been easy. Having Lily must have made the decision even harder.” “Well, it wasn't my decision, if I'm honest. Kelly was the one who decided to call it quits. It was mutual, our relationship was only held together by Lily. I guess I was happy to settle for what we had, and that was a mistake. We were arguing more and more. No child should witness a relationship falling apart, it gets ugly at times. At least you don't have that problem to add into the mix.” Adam's comment is an honest one, but it hurts all the same. He catches the look of sadness on my face as I sit back down, placing the coffees on the table. “Oh no, did I say the wrong thing?” “No, it's fine, really. Steve and I don't have any children, but that's a problem too. You see, I always thought I'd meet someone, get married and have a baby. End of story. Instead, I met someone and didn't progress past the stage of talking about marriage and a baby. He kept postponing the decision and I kept postponing the wedding date.” My head has sunk lower and lower, until I'm bent over my coffee. Adam might be a stranger, but I don't feel comfortable sharing my tears of regret with him. “It's a big decision; maybe he'll change his mind.” His concern is real and it touches my heart. “It's too late. You see ...” I hesitate, am I being a traitor sharing things I've never been able to voice before?

Author Bio: Bristol born Linn B Halton lives in Gloucestershire, in the small village of Lydbrook. It nestles on the edge of the Forest of Dean; she resides there with her adorable husband and cat with attitude – Mr Tiggs! Whilst Linn love to write romanctic novels and there is often a psychic ‘touch’ to her stories. Many of the paranormal events that feature in some of her books are real-life experiences She is the author of five novels, one true story and three novellas. Linn is signed by HarperImpulse and US publishers Sapphire Star.

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Enter to win the following:
First Prize: Signed paperbacks of The Quintessential Gemini and The Restaurant @ The Mill
Second Prize: Signed copy of Never Alone
Third Prize: E-copies of Never Alone, Touched by the Light, The Quintessential Gemini and The Restaurant @ The Mill

Terms and conditions: All ebook prizes will be given to winners in a format chosen by the author, Linn B Halton. No responsibility is taken for the non arrival of paperback prizes. Linn B Halton and CandleLit Author Services reserve the right to cancel and/or amend giveaway details at anytime and without prior notification. Image credit: Freepik  

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  1. Thanks so much for being a part of the Sweet Occasions blog tour and I can't think of anything more fun than being 'Lost in Chick lit'!