Goddess Fish: “Return to Audubon Springs” by RoseAnn DeFranco Book Tour/Giveaway

By Ruth on November 5, 2013 in book, giveaway, promo






Return to Audobon Springs CoverRETURN TO AUDUBON SPRINGS


RoseAnn DeFranco


When Emma Grant returns to her family’s Audubon Springs beach house to fulfill the stipulations of her father’s will, she has every intention of forcing her former lover out of the house for good. She’s never fit into her wealthy family and would prefer avoiding her past, but with her brother threatening to reveal her young daughter, she has no choice.


Rafe Iuliano has other plans. The wealthy Grants tried to bribe him out of Emma’s life years ago, but he’s determined to prove once and for all that a master carpenter is worthy of Emma and the house.


Their ridiculous and steamy battle for the house reignites the love and passion that bloomed between them years ago. But when Rafe discovers she’s kept their daughter a secret for two years, can he overcome anger and pride to claim his family and the love of his life, or will the deception drive a final wedge between them?




“This is your fault!” Emma shouted.


“My fault?” Rafe blinked through the thick coat of flour. “You’re the one who started this.”




“Yeah, you—Miss Macrobiotic Princess!” They used the barstools for support, and pulled themselves up from the slippery floor. “You’re immovable just like your mother.”


“And you’ve got about as much depth as a toenail. For the life of me, I can’t remember why I was ever with you.”


With a predatory look in his eyes and gait, Rafe advanced. In two long strides he pinned her to the counter, his hands grasping her hips. “Don’t!” His voice, low and dangerous, and his near proximity overwhelmed, charging her body with a jolt of electricity rendering breathing impossible. His gaze locked on hers for an eternity, then without warning, he dipped his head and licked lavishly at the syrup on her chest and neck.


Need and heat consumed her at his touch, fraying what was left of her nerves. She dropped her head back, shivered, and her knees buckled. He held her steady, fully pinned against the counter and continued to feast on her neck. Then with a shake as if waking from a dream, he stepped away, taking his heat with him.


Emma swayed and gripped the counter. Goose bumps rose on her flesh at the storm brewing in his eyes.


“Say or do anything you want to push me out of this house, but don’t ever say you don’t remember.”




RoseAnn DeFranco grew up in upstate NY with her nose in a book and a song in her heart. Following the pursuit of a musical theatre career in NYC, she turned her creative energy to writing romance. RoseAnn blogs about her writing experiences with her critique partners at www.the violetfemmes.com. A NJ shore transplant, she enjoys time spent at the beach with her family. She would love to one day live in a quaint shore town like the fictional town Audubon Springs from her BROTHERS OF AUDUBON SPRINGS series.  More information about these Contemporary Romantic Comedies can be found at www.radefranco.com.


Web links: www.radefranco; www.thevioletfemmes.com; @radefranco; https://www.facebook.com/roseanndefrancoauthor



Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18586846-return-to-audubon-springs

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Return-Audubon-Springs-Brothers-ebook/dp/B00FDSL792/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380163799&sr=8-1&keywords=return+to+audubon+springs


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  1. Goddess Fish Promotions November 5, 2013 Reply

    Thank you for hosting

  2. RoseAnn DeFranco November 5, 2013 Reply

    Hello! Thank you for featuring Return to Audubon Springs today!

  3. momjane November 5, 2013 Reply

    Love, love this plot. Sounds like fun.

  4. steve weber November 5, 2013 Reply

    sounds like a good read.

  5. Sienna Snow November 5, 2013 Reply

    This book sounds amazing!!! I can’t wait to read it <3

  6. Barbara Thompson November 5, 2013 Reply

    Book sounds great. Looking forward to reading it. Thank you!!

  7. stacey dempsey November 5, 2013 Reply

    thank you for the excerpt and the giveaway it sound really good

  8. Natasha November 5, 2013 Reply

    Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. Morena Black November 6, 2013 Reply

    Sounds wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. RoseAnn DeFranco November 6, 2013 Reply

    Thank you all for your positive words. Good luck in the drawing!
    RoseAnn DeFranco recently posted…DAY TWO: Something Sweet While You ReadMy Profile

  11. Stacey B November 8, 2013 Reply

    This book really caught my eye. Seems like one of those books I’d get lost in and have it done within a day or two!

  12. RoseAnn DeFranco November 9, 2013 Reply

    Hi Stacey B. It was a fun book to write. If you do get a chance to read, I hop you enjoy!
    RoseAnn DeFranco recently posted…Last Sweet FREE DAY in Audubon Springs!My Profile

  13. Stephanie Shipley November 9, 2013 Reply

    I wonder if Rafe will be able to forgive Emma for keeping their daughter a secret. I hope things work out and they end up together as a happy family.

  14. Amanda Sakovitz November 10, 2013 Reply

    This really sounds like an interesting read. thank you for the giveaway!

  15. Thomas Murphy November 10, 2013 Reply

    sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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