Monday, September 18, 2017

For Joy's Sake by Tara Taylor Quinn Domestic Violence Shelter Drive, Excerpt & Giveaways

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

For Joy's Sake
(Where Secrets Are Safe #12)

by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
August 1st 2017 by Harlequin Superromance

There's something about Julie

Hunter Rafferty is committed to two things: his bachelor lifestyle and his career as an event planner. But working with Julie Fairbanks on a fund-raising gala is quickly becoming the best part of his day. He can't stop thinking about the mysterious beauty—despite her refusals to have dinner with him.

Everything changes when seven-year-old Joy comes to The Lemonade Stand, a shelter for victims of abuse. To help Joy overcome her trauma and the mystery surrounding it, Hunter and Julie push beyond their boundaries, confronting their own past pain…and feelings for each other.

Other Books in the Where Secrets Are Safe Series
(Books released as of July 2017. Each can be read as a standalone.)

About the Author

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

Domestic Violence Shelter Drive

As Tara supports speaking out against domestic violence and supporting those who have been abused, both through her books and in her community, she would love for you to join her in donating items to a shelter in your area. Find out more here.

Tour Schedule

“I wanted Chantel and Colin to be able to welcome guests into their home as a couple.
More specifically, I wanted Chantel to feel like the hostess, the woman of the house. Since
she came into our lives on a lie, she still sometimes feels like an imposter, like she’s not
really one of us, especially when there’s a gathering that includes people who don’t know
the details. It can be hard for her. As if making the transition from street cop to detective
wasn’t difficult enough, she’s living in a society that’s completely unfamiliar to her. If I was
there, people would naturally turn to me as the hostess and...”
It was the reason she’d given her brother and his wife for skipping out on the high-dollar
evening they’d been planning for several months. They hadn’t been happy with her
proposed absence, hadn’t thought it necessary, but they’d accepted her choice. Because her
reasoning was valid.
“But why are you here?” Lila asked.
Julie frowned. It wasn’t unusual for her to be at The Lemonade Stand. In a volunteer
capacity with the children, but also hanging out with the women. “I don’t understand.”
“It’s Friday night. You’re twenty-eight years old. Independently wealthy and lovely. You
could be doing any number of things for fun and relaxation. Okay, so you wanted to be
away from your home for the night. You could’ve booked yourself into a resort spa. Gone to
the theater. You could have been on a date.”
Julie didn’t respond to Lila. She couldn’t.
Inside her, everything was tense. Poised for escape.
“We need you here, Julie. You know that. And we all want you here. You bring a nurturing
and understanding and compassion that’s special and very, very precious to these women.
And to the staff.”
Julie raised her eyes to Lila’s. And was scared by the concerned crease in the other
woman’s brow.
“But we aren’t being a friend back to you,” Lila went on, “we aren’t good for you if you’re
using us as a hideout.”
Ironic, considering that the Stand existed so women had a place to hide and be safe while
they healed.
“If you need to be here, you are welcome. Always. I don’t ever want you to need to come
to us and then change your mind. Or your course of action. But if you need to be here, then
we need to be doing something to help you.”
The band around Julie’s chest relaxed a little.

“It helps me just to be here,” she assured the other woman.
Tour Giveaways

1 winner will receive ebooks of Where Secrets are Safe series books 1 - 13 (open internationally)
1 winner (per the four tour segments) will receive a $10 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)


1 winner will receive 25,000 Harelquin My Rewards Points, equivalent to 5 books (US and CAN only)
1 winner will receive 5,000 Harelquin My Rewards Points, equivalent to 1 book (US and CAN only)

Both Rafflecopter giveaways end November 30th, 2017

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