On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
Starting over is serious business
With her professional skiing career cut short by an accident, Hannah James is putting all her energy into transforming Snowy Sky Resort into something special. There’s only one obstacle. Famous pro-snowboarder-turned-consultant Tate Addison has his own ideas about taking the Rankins, Alaska, lodge to the next level. But Hannah won’t compromise her dreams. She gets that Tate is trying to create a stable home for his orphaned six-year-old nephew—a boy Hannah already adores. And if she isn’t careful, she could also fall for the boy’s too-attractive uncle. Is she risking heartbreak? Or do she and Tate really want the same things out of life?
The Other Books in the Series
Carol Ross is the author of three books for the Seasons of Alaska series for the Harlequin Heartwarming line. She lives with her husband and one loveable miscreant of a dachshund in a small town in Washington close to both the ocean and the mountains. For a complete list of her books, giveaways, and other fun stuff stop by and visit her new website: carolrossauthor.com.
February 14th: Launch
February 15th: Reading Is My SuperPower & I Am A Reader
February 16th: Rockin’ Book Reviews & Getting Your Read On
February 17th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection & underneath the covers
February 18th: Thoughts of a Blonde, Becky on Books, & deal sharing aunt
February 19th: Heidi Reads… & Zerina Blossom’s Books
February 21st: Grand Finale
$50 Amazon eGift Card and an ebook of A Family Like Hannah’s (open internationally)
Rankins’ Alaska Prize Pack: signed copy of A Family Like Hannah’s, an infinity scarf, gray fluffy mittens, a tin of Starbucks hot chocolate, a coffee mug, and a sterling silver snowflake necklace. (US only)
Copy of A Family Like Hannah’s (print if in the US, ebook if outside the US)
Ends February 26th
Is the Road to Love Paved with Embarrassing Moments?
When I started writing A Family Like Hannah’s, I wanted to capture the spirit of an Alaskan winter. Sure, the hero Tate is a snowboarder and the heroine Hannah is a skier, but I wanted more. I needed places and situations where you could feel the weather, but not too much. (Because, brrrr.) I wanted the reader to yearn to be right there with them. I wanted cozy, fun, romantic… Can you see the challenge I was facing here? Alaska in the middle of winter doesn’t exactly evoke the most thrilling of romantic encounters. Cold, snow, ice, cold, more snow… Tends to limit options, right?
Turns out, Alaskans are pretty inventive with their wintertime endeavors. Luckily, the town of Rankins had already laid a solid foundation for some of the best “meets” between Hannah and Tate. Add a little humor, a lot of tension, some creative license, and I’m excited to bring you a few of my favorite moments from A Family Like Hannah’s:
~Sledding with a class of preschoolers! Sounds fun, huh? Only problem is a “wardrobe malfunction” results in Hannah feeling a little too much of the cold. Meanwhile, Tate, who has very little experience with kids, is left to monitor the group. An icy, snow-covered hillside and a bunch of wound-up kiddos with their own tubes. What could possibly go wrong?
~The “Festival of Trees” is a popular social event and auction fundraiser in Rankins. This year, the mayor has introduced the first annual “Ugly Sweater Contest.” The contest is an unqualified success, but the evening’s attire – or lack thereof – results in a solidly embarrassing moment for Tate.
~New Year’s Eve means a party at the local favorite watering hole, the Cozy Caribou. Almost the entire town turns out to hear the band Rushing Tide perform. The group features two of Rankins local boys who’ve made it to the (almost) top. Unfortunately, the evening’s entertainment includes recruiting audience members to show off their vocal talents. This resulting unfortunate moment can only be described as mortifying for Hannah.
It only occurred to me as I wrote this post how many funny, but also kind of…uncomfortable encounters these two have in the book. Which begs the question, is the road to love paved with embarrassing moments? Do you have any embarrassing dating moments from your own courtship that you’d be willing to share?