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Helen Lacey on her Blog Tour with a Giveaway!

Today I asked debut author Helen Lacey to come back and tell us about her journey around the blogosphere- but she came bearing gifts!
So over to Helen now....


It’s Been  A Great Party . . .

 After many weeks on the blogging road, my party for Made For Marriage is winding down. But it’s been great fun and I’ve had the chance to connect and meet so many lovely readers and fellow authors along the way.

 With readers, it’s struck me how passionate you all are about books. And particularly about romance books. I was twelve years old when I read my first Mills & Boon novel and I have been hooked ever since. I love the escapism, the happy-ever-after’s, the feisty heroines and heroes I can fall that little bit in love with for a few hours. I also love the sense of family and community that readers can find in a Harlequin novel, particularly in the pages of a Special Edition, which is why I’m so happy to be writing for that line.

UK release of MADE FOR MARRIAGE
 Amongst other authors I’ve found support, friendship and many kindred spirits. My journey towards publication was a long one. It took twenty three years from the time of my first submission, and eighteen rejections later before I got the call in November 2010. So, to aspiring authors I can only say, don’t give up. The dream can be realized and the prize in definitely worth all the angst and waiting and the many disappointments along the way. When a door closes, a window opens.

 Over the past six weeks I’ve been able to share stories about some of the things that are important to me, like my love of horses and the beautiful part of the world where I live. And of course I’ve been able to share Made For Marriage. Book two will be released later this year, and book three in early 2013 and they follow with stories about the people of Crystal Point, a small town very much like the one where I live. Books four and five are just about to go to my editor, so I will keep up with news about them on my website at www.helenlacey.com –and I’d love you to stop by and leave a message on my Guestbook page if you get a chance.

 And a special thanks to Nas for hosting such a great party. She is the queen of Blog Tours!

 I’ll be giving away a copy of Made For Marriage to one commenter today. And the grand prize, of a $50.00 Amazon gift card and for those who like a little bling, a fabulous silver Pandora bracelet, will be announced at Romance Book Paradise and on my website in a couple of days time.

 Thanks to everyone who has stopped by on my tour and left a comment. I wish you all the best of luck with the grand prizes! Happy reading J







Equestrian Callie Jones was used to difficult parents at her riding school. But Noah Preston took the cake.

How dare he question her teaching abilities, after his headstrong daughter paid no heed to rules—her teacher's or her father's?

Single dad Noah was ready to apologize for overreacting. But he wasn't sorry for the way the stunning American riding instructor made him feel. And he soon learned that there was more to Callie than her smarts, sass and fire: a shattered heart that threatened to splinter even further. Could he make her see that he—and his family—were for keeps?



Buy Links:

Harlequin   Amazon        Amazon UK      Book Depository

Helen Lacey on the web:



Website     Facebook     Twitter     Blog           Helen's Page at RomanceWiki



For full itinerary and awesome posts on Helen's Celebration tour check out Helen Lacey- Author Page.

Thank you to all Romance Readers new followers....RIYA.





50 comments:

  1. Here's to more wonderful tours in your future. Glad this one has been successful.

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  2. I don't need to win a copy, since I already did elsewhere! :D I really enjoyed the read, and Noah is totally sexy! Congratulations again Helen!!

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  3. I really want to add this book in my book to read please! thanks for the chance!

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  4. Hi Cleemckenzie!

    Thanks for coming along!

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  5. Hello Trisha,

    You were one of the Romance Reader's winner earlier for Helen Lacey's Made For Marriage, I think?

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  6. Shelley, thanks for coming and all the best!

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  7. So glad you've had such a fun tour! I've loved reading romance from the first as well :)

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  8. I've enjoyed reading your posts, Helen. All the best!

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  9. Hi cleemackenzie - thanks so much for dropping by. I'm certainly looking forward to celebrating the release of book two later this year. Thanks again.

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  10. Hi again Trisha! Thanks for your kind words about Noah - I think he's kinda sexy too :)

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  11. Hi Shelley B. Thanks so much for stopping by. You're in the draw! :)

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  12. Hi Helen,

    Thanks for the kind words re the blog tour. Queen of Tours? Moi? Lol!

    Thank you for being a great guest on each one of your blog stops. You interacted with visiters so well and they loved following you around!

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  13. And ....Congratulations on the release of your MADE FOR MARRIAGE and love the UK cover! So beautiful!

    Wishing you mega sales success!

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  15. This really is a book I'd like to read. I love a MC who is sassy. :)
    It's on my TBR list!

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  16. Hi Jemi - lovely to see you here. Always great to meet another avid romance reader.

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  17. Hi Shelley - great to see you again. Thanks for following the tour. :)

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  18. Hi Emily - great to see you here. You're in the draw. Thanks again.

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  19. Hi Friends!

    There's also a chance to win Helen's fantastic MADE FOR MARRIAGE here:

    http://julietmadison.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/helen-lacey-answers-juliets-ten-awkward-author-questions/#comment-455

    and here!

    http://romconinc.com/index.php?option=com_lyftenbloggie&view=entry&category=contemporary&id=1950%3Amade-for-marriage-by-helen-lacey&Itemid=22

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  20. thanks for the giveaway..

    i wan read this book..please enter me...^^

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  21. Icha - thanks for dropping by. You're in the draw! :)

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  22. Cheers to successful tours! Congrats, Helen.

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  23. Thanks Talli, much appreciated!

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  24. Riya, I would love to read this book. It sounds totally glorious. Like a hop in the tub and read the entire book glorious.

    Congrads Helen! *waving*

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  25. Hi Robyn - thanks for stopping by. And you're in the draw. Good luck!

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  26. Congratulations on your newest and upcoming books, Helen!

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  27. Hi Sharon, and thank you for you comment. Great to see you here :)

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  28. It's great seeing Helen again. Yes, we're a passionate bunch about books. :)

    I hope there are more books and tours and that I'll see Helen around again.

    And I'd love to be in the draw.

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  29. The blog community truly is a wonderful one. It's great you've had such a great tour.

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  30. Hi there Medeia - lovely to see you here. Yep, books rock :)

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  31. Hi Lynda - thanks for stopping by today. Much appreciated :)

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  32. Congratulations, Helen! And thanks - it's always good to hear that 'don't give up' advice!

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  33. Hi there Deniz. Thanks for stopping by. Great to see you here.

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  34. I enjoyed this blog tour, I think I visited most of the stops. It was lovely meeting you Helen and of course, Riya too!

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  35. Hi again Maria - lovely to see you here. So glad you enjoyed the blog stops. Thanks again :)

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  36. Sounds like it's been an awesome tour! The book sounds fabulous, too.

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  37. Hi Peggy - yes, the tour has been fabulous. Thanks for stopping by.

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  38. Hi Peggy - yes, the tour has been fabulous. Thanks for stopping by.

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  39. Quite interesting! : ) I gots to have it!

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  40. Hi Clara - thanks for stopping by, you're in the draw :)

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  41. 23 years! That's amazingly determined! Something to bear in mind for aspiring writers like myself. I'm glad to know you are finally doing what you dreamed of. I hope there are many more to come. :)

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  42. Hello Helen Lacey! What a wonderfully inspiring post! I think Mills & Boon was my first proper grown up read - I devoured them like chocolate!

    All the best with your fab series of Made for Marriage! Take care
    x

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  43. Hello Rebecca - thanks for stopping by. Yes, it was a long road, but well worth the wait. The most important thing in this game is to keep writing and submitting :)

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  44. Hello Old Kitty - thanks for stopping by. Mills & Boon and chocolate - two of my favourite things :)

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  45. Thank you to all friends who visted this week and made Helen welcome!

    And thank you to Helen for taking the time out from her busy schedule to chat with all of us!

    Helen has announced the winner for this giveaway and her Grand Prize winner is also announced at
    Romance Book Paradise !

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  46. Ah, we love our romance! I wish you every success.

    Denise

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  47. Inspiring! I've been at this writing seriously business for six years. It's good to know that perseverance pays off.

    Good luck, Helen Lacey!

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  48. Hi Denise - thanks for stopping by. Much appreciated :)

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  49. Hi there Theresa! Keeping at it is the key. Good luck :)

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  50. Congratulations. Impressive looking covers and I'm hooked on the synopsis

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