Monday, January 4, 2021

Kennedy Devereaux by Bernadette Marie - Book Tour + Giveaway

Kennedy Deveraux

by Bernadette Marie


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



Kennedy Devereaux, owner of Kennedy Devereaux Designs, is a sight to behold in her signature pink colors, accented with custom designed jewelry. Intriguing enough that Joel Kingsley, the man building the new business next door, can’t help but keep coming around, just to get to know the woman in the designer clothes. He finds she’s not such a mystery, and his charm easily wins her over--until she finds that he’s forgotten to let her in on the secrets of his past.



“Who’s smitten with me?” Oliver asked as he set his box on the table. “Oh, tell me it’s that gal next door.”

Joel discarded the rest of the bar mix in his hand into the bucket they’d placed for trash under the table. Oliver’s words had felt like a kick in the gut, and Jeff must have noticed. Without hesitation, he kicked again.

“Which gal next door?” his brother asked. “The blonde in the pink and heels?”

Ouch, Joel thought as Oliver took a seat.

“Are you kidding me? Too pretentious. Too stuck up. I’ve been snubbed by the cheerleading squad and the prom queen before.” He began to unload the box he’d set on the table. “I’m talking the other one. Not the pregnant one either,” he said holding up a finger in objection before one of the mentioned her. “The leggy one with the mess of auburn hair. Sexy as hell. Like maybe, she was the wannabe jock that fit in with the pretty girls and balanced them out. You know.”

They all howled in laughter at his analogy, except for Joel who was able to finally breathe. Good, he thought. No one had their sights set on Kennedy except him. But Jeff was right. If she ended up hating him, it could be bad for them.

As Oliver cracked open the first growler and passed around the plastic cups, Joel decided he couldn’t afford for Kennedy to hate him.


Author Interview 1. What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author? Imposter syndrome! It stops me from being productive in my own way.
2. If you could tell your younger writing self, anything, what would it be? Get more involved in writing organizations, and realize you have something to offer.
3. Favorite childhood memory involving books? When I was about 7 or 8, I received the boxed set of the Little House on the Prairie books for my birthday—actually, I got two sets. One from my mom and one from the neighbor. One in yellow and one in blue. I didn’t read well, and now I know dyslexia runs in my family, so I never read them. My passion for actually reading didn’t come until I was 12. However, you’d never have known I didn’t read them. They are WELL loved!
4. If you could dine with any literary character, who would it be and why? Rhett Butler, because why not? I could do with some flattery.
5. What fantastical fictional world would you want to live in (if any) given the chance? I like the towns I create, even if some of them don’t have names. There is a quaint feel to them, and I suppose I write them because I’d enjoy living there.
6. Did you want to be an author when you grew up? Wanting to be an author came with my passion for reading at twelve. Before that I wanted to be a teacher, a hair stylist, and a singer.
7. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Motivated, leader, kind
8. What is your most unusual writing quirk? I will write until I can’t keep my eyes open, however, my brain is still active. I will write with my eyes closed, which is easy since I’m an expert typist with amazing speed!
9. What’s one movie you like recommending to others? I love feel good rom coms, but I would suggest The Intern, though not really a rom com at all. This is more classified as a friendship movie, but so well done. That, and I’m a sucker for anyone in business and the office space in the movie gives me all the feels.
10. If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be? We have a guinea pig that we adopted from our son when his girlfriend found out she was allergic to her. We love her to pieces, but I’ve been craving a dog. I don’t suppose I’ll ever own one, but I have a craving lately.
11. Have you ever met anyone famous? I have. I’m friends with a lot of local celebrities. I grew up with a #1 chart topping song writer and actors (some of who voice some very popular characters,) yet those names may never be recognized. I’ve also met Luke Bryan, Dan & Shay, Lee Brice, and Tyler Farr.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011. Since then she has authored and published over thirty-five books. The married mother of five sons promises romances with a Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it because she lives it.


Obsessed with the art of writing and the business of publishing, chronic entrepreneur Bernadette Marie established her own publishing house, 5 Prince Publishing, in 2011 to bring her own work to market as well as offer an opportunity for fresh voices in fiction to find a home as well. 


When not immersed in the writing/publishing world, Bernadette Marie and her husband are shuffling their five hockey playing boys around town to practices and games as well as running their family business. She is a lover of a good stout craft beer and might have an unhealthy addiction to chocolate.








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Bernadette Marie will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner

via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. I like the cover. The blurb sounds like a cute romance. Thanks for the chance.

  2. The cover is very nice, the book sounds like a really interesting book.

  3. I enjoyed reading the interview and getting to know you Bernadette! Your books sounds like fantastic read! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This looks like a very good read.

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  6. A lovely book cover and I enjoyed reading the synopsis and author interview. This sounds like a wonderful book and series and I am looking forward to reading.


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