Book tour – Second Honeymoon, from Sara Walter Elwood

Book tour – Second Honeymoon, from Sara Walter Elwood

I’m thrilled to be hosting a stop on Sara Walter Wlwood’s Second Honeymoon book tour…and make sure to read all the way to the end, because Sara’s got a giveaway for you!

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And, here’s Sara…

Sara Walter Ellwood


Although Sara Walter Ellwood has long ago left the farm for the glamour of the big town, she draws on her experiences growing up on a small hobby farm in West Central Pennsylvania to write her contemporary westerns. She’s been married to her college sweetheart for over 20 years, and they have two teenagers and one very spoiled rescue cat named Penny. She longs to visit the places she writes about and jokes she’s a cowgirl at heart stuck in Pennsylvania suburbia. She also has paranormal romantic suspense published under the pen name Cera duBois.

You can follow Sara at all her various links:

Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Newsletter Signup

And here are the books…

Gambling On A Secret by Sara Walter Ellwood

Gambling On A Secret

Book 1 of The Colton Gamblers


When Charli bets everything on a secret, will she find the deck stacked against her?

Former runaway-turned heiress Charli Monroe is hiding her sordid past and planning a future in Colton, Texas. Attending the local college for a degree in social work, she intends to raise cattle on her newly purchased ranch, which she plans to open as a home for troubled teens. Only a few glitches—the Victorian mansion is crumbling, the barn needs a roof, and her oilman neighbor wants more than friendship. When she meets Dylan Quinn, Charli is willing to take a chance on the town drunk to help her rebuild the rundown ranch.

Dylan has his demons, too. The former Special Forces commander can’t get past his ex-wife’s betrayal and the botched mission that left him with much more than a bad limp. Certain the greedy oilman next door to Charli wants much more than just her heart, Dylan’s even willing to stop drinking in order to protect her.

When things get dangerous and secrets of the past are revealed, is he only looking out for his new employer, or is she the new start he so desperately needs?

Buy Links:

Lyrical Press | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iTunes | Kobo

Gambling On A Heart by Sara Walter Ellwood

Gambling On A Heart

Book 2 of The Colton Gamblers


She once lost his heart on a bluff. Will she risk everything to win it back?

Beautician Tracy Quinn spends her days making the women of Colton, Texas beautiful, while living down the nickname of Olive Oyl, given to her by the only man she has ever loved—Zack Cartwright. She spends her nights alone, despite what her ex husband wants their friends and neighbors to think.

Ex-rodeo cowboy. Ex-bad-boy. Ex-Marine. Widower and single dad Sheriff Zack Cartwright can describe his life in exes. One ex in particular reminds him of what’s missing in his workaholic life: Tracy Quinn. For years since she broke his heart, he’s practically made avoiding her a second job. He still wants her, but can never go after her.

When cattle rustlers target her brother’s ranch, Tracy and Zack are stuck working together. Her son could use a positive male role model, and his daughter is wild for a chance at a “substitute” mom. But Tracy’s ex threatens to sue if she lets Zack near her son, and the Colton grapevine is abuzz with rumors about their past relationship. Is it worth the gamble to see if what they have is more than lust?

Buy Links:

Lyrical Press | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iTunes | Kobo

Heartsrtings by Sara Walter Ellwood



He’s determined to set things right, no matter the cost.

The last person Abby Crawford wants to face down is country music superstar Seth Kendall. Last time she did, she flat-out lied so he’d go to Nashville without her. She’s never understood why their mutual best friend proposed, but she went with it so her baby wouldn’t be fatherless. Now she’s a divorced mother of a teenager, and secretly Seth’s biggest fan.

Seth is home in McAllister, Texas for his father’s funeral…and a chance to meet the daughter he’s never known. He’s willing to face the music of his own making and admit he’s known about his little girl all along. For fifteen years he’s kept his distance because Abby told him to follow his dreams without her, insisting she didn’t love him. But now he won’t leave until he knows his daughter and she knows him, even if it means facing the woman who broke his heart for good.

Confessing she’s lied about her daughter’s paternity all these years won’t be easy for Abby, especially with her ex blackmailing her to keep the secret. And Seth doesn’t know the hardest truth of all: Every love song he plays on his guitar still plucks her heartstrings.


Buy Links:

Lyrical Press | Amazon | Barns and Noble | iTunes | Kobo


I’ve also got a great interview with Sara…

Who is your favorite author? 

Rachel Gibson. I just love her voice and her stories.

How do you describe your writing style? 

I have always thought of my writing style as a cross between Rachel Gibson and Linda Leal Miller.

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book? 

I guarantee a reader will get emotionally involved in my books and in the end they are cheering for the much deserved happy ending. My characters aren’t perfect and sometimes they aren’t always likable, but they are real.

Have any of your characters been modeled after yourself?

I really try to make my characters as different from me as possible. However, in a way Tracy from Gambling On A Heart is the only character where I could see some of my own psyche in. Tracy is super skinny and over tall, and even though I’m the complete opposite, she experienced a lot of the same kind of bullying as I had as a kid. Of all my characters, Tracy is the one that I really didn’t have to stretch too far to understand.

If you could exchange lives with any of your characters for a day which character would you choose and why? 

Wow… Let me think. Believe it or not, I’d love to be Grace from my first book, A Hunter’s Angel. There is just something about the eternal love of a vampire that makes me want to experience it. Of course, I’m not sure I’d like to live on a diet of blood for my immortal life.

What books have most influenced your life? 

I would have to say Gone With the Wind, and the North and South trilogy by John Jakes. I’ve read all these books more times than I can count. They really are my favorites.

If you could select one book that you could rewrite and add your own unique twist on, which book would that be and why? 

You do like the hard questions.  I would have to say Gone With the Wind.  Don’t get me wrong I LOVE that book, but darn it, I’m a romance writer for a reason. I want Scarlett and Rhett to have a happy ending.

Beatles or Monkees? Why?

Emm… Can I say neither? Nothing against either band, but I grew up listening to Johny Cash, George Jones, George Strait and Garth Brooks.

Who should play you in a film of your life?

That is a hard question… Jennifer Lawrence maybe


And, last but definitely not least, here’s Sara’s giveaway…

Sara is giving away a beautiful treasure box full of goodies:

1. A thumb drive containing Sara’s novella The Birthday Fantasy and her paranormals A Hunter’s Angel and A Hunter’s Blade

2. A signed paperback copy of Carolyn Brown’s Just a Cowboy and His Baby

3. A retractable black ink pen

4. A decorative diary style notebook

5. A mouse pad

6. Sara’s own custom designed jewelry (necklace and earring set)

7. $10 Starbucks gift card and more.

A total prize package valued at $100.

The giveaway ends April 30 and the winner of the Swag Pack will be announced on May 1, 2014. Must be 18 years old or older and a resident of the USA to qualify. Void where prohibited by law. See for complete list of terms and rules.

Just click here to enter:

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