Just a reminder, the tour for Ivy Entwined by Laura Simcox begins tomorrow.  Tour stops are listed below and make sure that you stop by here to enter her giveaway.

Grand Prize – ‘Celebration in a Basket’. (In keeping with the series theme – ‘Something to Celebrate’) Includes: fun party supplies for a girlfriends-type party (champagne glasses, napkins and plates, party food recipe cards written by the author), Mardis Gras style beads, candles, chocolate, hard candy, and a deck of ‘Ivy Entwined’ playing cards.

Three runner-up swag bags.  Includes: Ivy Entwined bookmarks, magnets, pens and a purse charm-style keychain. Each bag will contain two sets…one for the winner and one for a friend who loves to read romance, too!

*****Come back here on 9/6 for Laura’s guest blog!*****

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8/26:  Spotlight – Deal Sharing Aunt

8/30: Guest Post – Fantasy Floozies

9/3:  Spotlight – Indie Authors Books and More

9/4:  Spotlight – Melissa Kendall

9/4:  2nd stop – Interview – Romance With Flavor

9/5:  Guest blog/review – In the Name of Books

9/6:  Guest blog and review – Romantic Reads and Such

9/9:  Spotlight – Book Reviews and More

9/16:  Guest post – Read Love Blog

9/17:  Interview – Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews

9/19:  Spotlight – Inside the World of Books

9/20:  Spotlight – Bootheel Cotton Patch

9/23:  Spotlight – My Erotic Notions

9/24:  Spotlight – You Gotta Read Reviews

9/25:  Interview – Becky on Books

9/26:  Spotlight – Rose& Beps Blog

9/27:  Interview – In Shadows

9/30:  Guest Blog – Ramblings From This Chick

About the book: 

When Ivy Callahan returns to her hometown as mayor, she doesn’t expect much to have changed.  But now her ex-fiancé is the town planner, the biggest business is closed, and the only store interested in Celebration, NY is a Megamart.  On top of it all, the liaison for the big, bad, box store is Marcus Weaver, her childhood crush.  And he’s still as dangerously delectable as ever.

Marcus unwillingly spent his teens in Celebration with his vindictive, drunken uncle.  As far as Marcus is concerned, the town’s only use is to cement his rise up the corporate ladder.  He needs that Megamart opened, and Ivy is his ticket. But the sexy, stubborn mayor could also be his downfall.

As the unemployed townspeople put on the pressure, Ivy needs to do something.  With a fresh downtown-renewal project in the works, Ivy could stop Marcus and his Megamart before they kill the town’s spirit.  But with sparks flying between Ivy and Marcus, they each need to decide what’s more important: their careers or their hearts.

Meet the author: 

After spending twenty years in professional theater as a costume designer, with a few of those years also spent as a college instructor, Laura abandoned the nomadic lifestyle to sit in a comfy pleather office chair at a beat up ginormous second hand oak desk and write. The result? Romance novels! Her favorite thing ever since she was, oh, about twelve. She writes contemporary, light novels and enjoys creating quirky characters and funny dialogue. Still, the love story is the focus and Laura has a huge soft spot for a sappy, happy ending. She lives in North Carolina with her husband (true love is real!) and her adorable, high energy four year old son who is currently obsessed with pirates. When not playing mamma pirate, she loves hearing from readers and you can find your favorite way to say hi via the social media buttons on her website: www.laurasimcox.com.