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Bedazzled Dreamer by Deborah King - Book Tour + Giveaway

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Bedazzled Dreamer

She’s about to launch her dream business. The last thing she needs is a distracting housemate and his son…
Shelby is excited to open a shop with her best friend. But with Janna just-married and moved out, she worries their hopes of starting a boutique will never come true. And things get more complicated when her old distrust of men is put to the test by her handsome new roommate and his little boy…
With Oktoberfest decorations forgotten and replaced by Christmas cheer, she slowly allows Shane and the child a space in her heart. But she doesn’t trust her second chance at romance or the success of her boutique when surprising news threatens her newly minted courage.
Can Shelby find the strength to let her ambitions flourish, along with her new passion?
Bedazzled Dreamer is the second touching book in the Inspiration In Cologne women’s fiction series. If you like heartwarming stories, cozy small towns, and festive holiday experiences, then you’ll love Deborah King’s romantic women’s fiction tale.
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Author Q&A
1.       What is the first book that made you cry?
I read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott when I was a teenager. Sweet Beth’s death devastated me. As she was taking care of a family who came down with scarlet fever she contracted the deadly disease, and eventually died from the complications. I was heartbroken.
Years later, I had learned Beth’s death paralleled Louis May Alcott’s sister, Lizzie, who also died of scarlet fever.
2.       How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
I wrote Daring Dreamer, my debut novel, in the Inspiration of Cologne series in one year. The prequel, Destined Dreamer, took me a couple of weeks to a month to write. Yes, it’s only 10+K words. I wrote Bedazzled Dreamer in six months. Book three in the Inspiration In Cologne series, which will remain nameless at this time, has taken me six months to write. I’m in the process of reviewing and editing the manuscript before I send it to my multitalented editor. So, if you average writing time between the four books it’s a little over six months per book.
3.       How do you select the names of your characters?
First, I think about the characters’ unique personalities before I choose their names. In my mind, my characters’ names match their personalities.

I’ve also asked my Advanced Readers’ Group on Facebook to name a few of my characters. It’s fun to see which names they pick from the few I add in a poll. I may not always agree, but it is what it is. J

4.       What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be?
My ‘spirit animal’ is and forever will be a phoenix. I realize that some of you may not think of a phoenix as a real animal, though I’ve researched the origin in the past and come to believe that indeed a phoenix does or did exist. I’ve risen from the ashes (overcome the depths of despair) five times in my life and have evolved stronger each time.
5.       What are your top 5 favorite movies?
It is impossible for me to pick my top five favorite movies. All movies are unique in their own way. Although, I know you would like to know where my interests lie. Off the top of my head, I would pick: Chocolat, City Of Angles, Little Women, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Training Day, love the music. Oh wait; I also love Philadelphia, Stepmom, Cider House Rules, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Green Mile, and Something’s Gotta Give. See, I can’t pick five.
6.       If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
I hope I never encounter the situation. My heart would shatter into a million pieces.
7.       What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?
I’ve read too many books to pick one character. I could picture myself being friends with many characters who have the same characteristics as I do: a place to call home, love of family, best friends, animals, nature, and the freedom to follow your dreams.
8.       Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Have patience with yourself and the marketing aspects, if you go the self-publishing route. Don’t doubt your writing. But most importantly, if you think your story has been written, it hasn’t. Only you can write your story because we’re all unique and possess our own perspectives. So, of course, I would encourage someone to follow their dream of writing and advise them to continue. The process evolves with each book you write.
9.       What book do you wish you had written?
Many, though I’m thrilled with the books I’ve written.
10.   Tell us 10 fun facts about yourself! :)
I am an introvert, and most people who really know me now would never believe I was a cheerleader in high school, somewhat popular, parasailed, and know how to sail a thirty-five foot boat. I’ve taken care of tiger cubs along with many other wild animals when I worked at a wildlife recue center. I love to hike, dance, and workout.

My all-time fun experience was when my daughter and I were searching for starfish and rare shells on a sandbar, far from the shore in the ocean, when the tide came in. The experience was fun, rewarding, and terrifying for me as a mother: swim for our lives. Luckily, we are both excellent swimmers, she better than me, which is why I knew we would both make it back to shore safe and sound. When we reached the shore neither one of us could stop laughing because we had both held on to the plastic bags our treasures were in while swimming. Yes, my life despite its not so good years, which I have overcome, has been filled with adventure and fun. After all, I will always follow my dreams.

Author Bio –
Deborah King is a spirited woman who was inspired to pursue her dreams due to her mother’s death from early onset Alzheimer’s disease. She has the unique ability to read people and tackle life’s hardships.
Deborah is a distinctive new voice in women’s fiction. After raising two children, working with a not-for-profit wildlife rescue organization, and reading too many books to count, she retired from her personal training and weight management business to follow her dream of writing.
Deborah is extremely grateful for having the opportunity to work with many different people sharing and teaching what inspires her, which you will catch glimpses of in her books.
She lives in Missouri with her supportive husband, two cats, who believe they’re dogs, her mini fitness store, and her eclectic collection of books.
For all the latest information, excerpts from her upcoming books, general fun, or to chat, join her at Facebook - Deborah King The Inside Scoop: Launch Team .
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Giveaway to Win a Paperback copy of Bedazzled Dreamer by Deborah King (Open to US Only)
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