Saturday, July 8, 2017

Home Field (Warriors of the Heart #1) By Laurie Winter Giveaway & Interview

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Home Field by Laurie Winter. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 30 June till 13 July. See the tour schedule here. Home Field

Home Field (Warriors of the Heart #1) By Laurie Winter
Genre: Contemporary Romance Age category: Adult Release Date: 30 June, 2017
Blurb: One year after her husband is killed in action, Julie Ellis is back in her hometown and focused on raising her young son. Then Reagan Harrison bursts into her life—a cocky, charming linebacker who leaves her off balance. As a successful, professional athlete, Reagan believes he has it all. But after meeting Julie, he finds every excuse in the book to spend time with her. Despite his best efforts not to fall too hard, Reagan envisions a future with Julie, along with the little boy he’s come to love as his own. While Reagan’s protective love begins to mend Julie’s spirit, she can’t suppress her continued deep devotion to her late husband’s memory. And when a letter arrives from beyond the grave, Reagan resolves to provide her with the answers she desperately needs to heal. Now Julie must choose either to keep her heart closed off or remove the lock and fight for a future with Reagan. Can a second chance at true love be just as sweet?
You can find Home Field on Goodreads You can buy Home Field here: - Amazon - Barnes & Noble - Kobo - Google Play - Wild Rose Press

Laurie Winter

About the Author: Laurie Winter is a true warrior of the heart. Inspired by her dreams, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. She keeps her life balanced with regular yoga practice and running. When not pounding the pavement or the keyboard, she's enjoying time with her family, who are scattered between Wisconsin and Michigan. Laurie has three kids and one fantastic husband, all who inspire her to chase her dreams.


Where are you from?
I currently live in the Fox Valley, located in Central Wisconsin. Since I grew up in Milwaukee, I love all things Wisconsin, including cheese and the Green Bay Packers. I did live in Metro Detroit for twelve years and enjoyed the vibrant and diverse community in that area.

Tell us your latest news?
My husband and I will be celebrating our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary this September. We decided to splurge and booked a trip to the Turks and Caicos. I’m looking forward to relaxing on the beach.

How did you come up with the title?
The title, Home Field, ties into the story in a few ways. The first and most obvious is that the hero, Reagan Harrison, is a professional football player. Most sports teams think playing on the home field gives them an advantage.
The other meaning of the title has to do with the special place Julie and her late husband, John, fell in love—Cottonwood Field. After John’s death, Julie moves back to her hometown. For the first few months, she avoids the field because she can’t emotionally deal with the memories. Cottonwood Field is a symbol of love, and then finally, letting go.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I would love for readers to come away with a deeper appreciation for our military and their families. In writing Home Field, I didn’t want to wash over Julie’s struggle with being a military wife, and then a military widow. The men and women in our armed forces, and their loved ones, give up so much for our country. Sometimes even their lives. I hope the characters in Home Field do them honor.

What book are you reading now?
I am reading Stalked by Elizabeth Heiter, which is the fourth is her Profiler series. I had the pleasure of getting to know Ms. Heiter while I lived in metro Detroit. She’s a very smart woman and a wonderful writer.

What are your current projects?
I’ve just completed a first draft for a new series, which takes place in a ski resort city in Utah. The hero and heroine are in their 40s, with grown children. Being more mature, they have a different perspective than some of the younger characters I’ve written. As I’m in my 40s as well, it’s a perspective I’m familiar with. Their story was so much fun to write.

What would you like my readers to know?

I put my heart and soul into my writing. No matter how many books I write, Home Field will always be special to me. My first child, so to speak. I love Reagan and Julie, and loved telling their story. And now, I am excited to share them with the world.

 You can find and contact Laurie Winter here: - Website - Facebook - Twitter - Goodreads - Pinterest - Instagram

Giveaway There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Home Field. One winner will win a reader's gift basket (US Only). It includes: * An Alice in Wonderland inspired teacup and saucer set * Paperback of ON THE CORNER OF KING STREET by Mary Ellen Taylor * Paperback of UNDER AN ADIRONDACK SKY by Karen Rock * a $10 Amazon gift card


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