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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Return To Audubon Springs by RoseAnn DeFranco (Virtual Book Blast Event / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book blast event for Return To Audubon Springs by Author RoseAnn DeFranco!

Return To Audubon Springs by RoseAnn DeFranco
Brothers Of Audubon Springs
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: September 22, 2013
Format: Paperback - 246 pages / Kindle - 362 KB ~ 188 pages 
ISBN: 1628300949
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

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Book Description:

When Emma Grant returns to her family's Audubon Springs beach house to fulfill the stipulations of her father's will, she has every intention of forcing her former lover out of the house for good. She's never fit into her wealthy family and would prefer avoiding her past, but with her brother threatening to reveal her young daughter, she has no choice.

Rafe Iuliano has other plans. The wealthy Grants tried to bribe him out of Emma's life years ago, but he's determined to prove once and for all that a master carpenter is worthy of Emma and the house.

Their ridiculous and steamy battle for the house reignites the love and passion that bloomed between them years ago. But when Rafe discovers she's kept their daughter a secret for two years, can he overcome anger and pride to claim his family and the love of his life, or will the deception drive a final wedge between them?

Book Excerpt:

“It’s good to see you too, Emma.” Rafe smiled. A flash of dimples tugged on her memory and heart. “Is falling into men’s flower beds a habit or should I feel special?”

“As it happens, I don’t see this as your flower bed, but rather my own.” Covered in dirt, Emma feasted her eyes on Rafe. She didn’t try to stand. Instead she pushed her hands further into the sticky mulch, needing something to hold on to, momentarily thankful to be on solid ground. She licked her lips. He looked good.

“Finally here to claim what’s yours?”

“Are you going to help me up or not?”

Rafe took a deep breath, and reached out a hand. When they touched, the same powerful jolt of electricity that used to exist between them ran up her arm and straight to her heart. He pulled harder than necessary and Emma slammed into his chest. She took a quick step back, needing space, and almost landed in the garden again. Rafe held on and steadied her.

“Whoa, easy. I don’t think the shrubs can take anymore.”

Her stomach twitched at the sound of his voice, so close it resonated in her ear and vibrated down her spine. His scent, masculine and fresh from-a-shower-clean, mesmerized her. He surrounded her even though he only stood in front of her, balancing her.

“Let go of me,” she whispered.

He complied by raising his hands, palms out, in the air as if they’d been burned. His heat lingered on her skin, and she ached with the loss of his touch. Emma went to work brushing the gritty mulch from her shaking hands.

“You always were a bit clumsy, huh, Ems?”

She snapped her head up, and her eyes landed on his playful grin.

About The Author

RoseAnn DeFranco grew up in upstate NY with her nose in a book and a song in her heart. Following the pursuit of a musical theatre career in NYC, she turned her creative energy to writing romance. RoseAnn blogs about her writing experiences with her critique partners at www.the A NJ shore transplant, she enjoys time spent at the beach with her family. She would love to one day live in a quaint shore town like the fictional town Audubon Springs from her Brothers Of Audubon Springs series. More information about these Contemporary Romantic Comedies can be found at


Virtual Book Blast Contest Giveaway

Win A $25 Amazon Gift Card

Author RoseAnn DeFranco will be giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one randomly drawn winner!

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Virtual Book Blast Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule:

November 5
1 Bunny's Review
2 Farm Girl Books
3 Stephanie's Book Shelf
4 Writing Novels That Sell
5 Full Moon Bites
6 Queen of the Night Reviews
7 Christine Elaine Black
8 The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat
9 My Devotional Thoughts
10 Simply Ali

November 6
1 The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl
2 Andi's Book Reviews
3 Deal Sharing Aunt
4 The Reading Addict
5 Jersey Girl Book Reviews
6 Bookgirl Knitting
7 The Hedonistic Minimalist
8 Dawn's Reading Nook Blog

November 7
1 Unabridged Andra
2 Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
3 Brooke Blogs
4 Storm Goddess Book Reviews and More
5 fundinmental
6 Harlie's Books
7 A Tasty Read
8 Welcome to My World of Dreams

November 8
1 Love is a Mystery
2 Books on Silver Wings
3 Books and Other Spells
4 Musings and Ramblings
5 A to Z Reviews
6 Once Upon A Book
7 Sugarbeat's Books
8 It's Raining Books
9 Long and Short Reviews
10 Straight from the Library


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for the opportunity to host the virtual book blast event.

  2. I can vouch for this being a FAB read! You'll fall in love with these characters!

    1. Thank you, Jenna! So happy you enjoyed Emma and Rafe's story. I had fun time writing it!

    2. Hi Jenna! Thank you for stopping by and visiting with RoseAnn. I downloaded the book onto my Kindle! :)

  3. Hello! Thank you for featuring Return to Audubon Springs today. I love the Jersey Strong message on your website. Audubon Springs is based on my favorite Jersey shore town. I'm wondering if anyone can guess which one?

    1. Hi RoseAnn! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book blast event. I downloaded the book onto my Kindle, I'll have to hurry up and read it so I can figure out which Jersey shore town it is based on. Jersey has a lot of wonderful shore towns, but as a born and bred Brigantine island girl, it has a huge piece of my heart. :)

    2. Hi Kathleen! I'm actually a Jersey Transplant. I'm from upstate NY, but now I can't imagine ever living far from the shore. There's also a storm in the book. In my mind, it's Irene, but my editor didn't want me to name the storm in the book. I'm sure your TBR pile is sky high. I hope you enjoy Return to Audubon Springs when you get the chance!

    3. I know what you mean about ever living far from the shore. I now live in the heart of the Jersey Pinelands with woods, deer and turkey as our neighbors, but my heart will always belong at the shore, I have too much sand and surf in me to have it any other way. lol

    4. The Pinelands! Hopefully you haven't had any encounters with The Jersey Devil. My hubs loves to tell people stories of his encounters...all made up, of course! :)

    5. I grew up hearing stories about the Jersey Devil. lol