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Child of Mine by Jana Richards - Book Tour + Giveaway

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Child of Mine
The Masonville Series
Book One
Jana Richards

Genre: contemporary small-town romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Date of Publication: February 20, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5092-2481-4


Number of pages: 262
Word Count: 64,880

Cover Artist: Rae Monet

Tagline: Is Lauren’s love for Cole stronger than her fear of scandal in her hometown?

Book Description:

Lauren didn't intend to sleep with her brother-in-law Cole on the day of her husband's funeral. But now that she is pregnant, she's not sorry. Cole's given her a baby, a long-wished-for miracle. He's been her friend forever, though she never told him or anyone else how unhappy her marriage to his cheating brother was. And she's afraid to tell the small town that considered her husband a hero that the baby isn't his.

Cole's been in love with Lauren since he was sixteen. It kills him that everyone believes the baby is his dead brother's. All he wants is to claim the baby, and Lauren, as his own. Though she marries him, will Lauren's heart ever be his?
Lauren must tell the truth or risk losing Cole. Is her newly-discovered love for him greater than her fear of scandal in her hometown?

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Excerpt #2 – 299 words:

Cole wrapped her
in his arms. He held her securely, whispering reassurances. “It’s all right,
Lauren. Don’t cry. It’s going to be okay, sweetheart.”
She clung to
him, her face buried against his neck. How wonderful to be held, to be touched.
It had been so long—
What was she
doing? This was Cole, her friend. She pulled away from him. “I’m sorry.”
“You don’t have
anything to apologize for.”
She turned away
and tried to wipe the tears from her face. After she got her tears under
control, she made herself smile at him. “Do you remember the homecoming dance?
The time I tripped in my new high heels and sprained my ankle?”
“Of course I do.
You couldn’t walk, so I carried you from the school gym to Billy’s car, and he
drove you home. I remember you were a lot heavier than you looked.”
She swatted his
shoulder, hiccupping laughter mixing with her tears. “Very funny. I was trying
to make a point.”

He wiped the
tears from her cheek with the pad of his thumb, his dark eyes full of tenderness.
“So what was your point?”
“You’re a good
friend. You’ve always been there every time I’ve needed you, and here you are
again. Thank you.” He stared into her eyes, but said nothing. She couldn’t look
away. He continued to stroke her cheek with his thumb, the tiny caress acting
like a balm to her battered heart. She placed her hand on his cheek.

They reached for
each other in mutual need. He pulled her against his chest, his mouth
descending on hers in a hungry, urgent kiss. She sighed against his mouth, and
he brought her closer. He wants me. It had been so long since someone had
wanted her. Only her.

About the Author:

When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist, and in 2018 “Lies and Solace” won Best Contemporary romance in the I Heart Indie contest.

In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada with their Pug/Terrier cross Lou.

She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at

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    1. Thanks for following my tour, Rita. Good luck in the Rafflecopter!

  2. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

  3. Thank you for having me on your blog!

  4. This sounds really great, I love the cover


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