Books are food for my soul! Pull up a beach chair and stick your toes in the sand as the Jersey surf rolls in and out, now open your book and let your imagination take you away.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Unlikely Angel by Genie Gabriel (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 Unlikely Angel by Author Genie Gabriel!

Unlikely Angel by Genie Gabriel
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: November 2, 2013
Format: Paperback - 210 pages
ISBN: 1493640542
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

BUY THE BOOK: Unlikely Angel

Book Description:

A child psychiatrist running from violence and a former bodyguard grieving the wife he couldn't save form an unlikely alliance to rescue her kidnapped children. In a crumbling mine tunnel on Christmas Eve, their lives depend on a mutt rescued from the streets, a determined mother and an Unlikely Angel.

Book Excerpt:

Two weeks before Christmas, Mitch decided he had waited long enough.

“Come on, mutt.” Mitch grabbed his coat and a pair of work gloves. “Let’s go find the twins.”

Gabe bounded to his feet and bumped the doorknob with his nose. He sniffed and marked around the yard while Mitch pulled the Ferrari out of the garage. As soon as the dog jumped into the car, Mitch drove to a lot selling Christmas trees. He selected one that would fit nicely in Julia’s small apartment and strapped it to the top of the car.

The mutt hung his head out the window, riding in silent watchfulness until the apartment building was in sight. “Woof!”

“You have to be quiet or we’ll get caught smuggling you in.” Under cover of the falling twilight and a bushy evergreen tree, Mitch and the dog walked quickly toward Julia’s apartment.

As soon as Julia opened the door, the dog pushed inside and sniffed out the twins, quickly falling back into their game of hide and seek. Within seconds, the twins’ giggles let Julia know the dog had found the children. * “I brought a tree.” Mitch stood the evergreen upright.

“I see that.” Julia bit her lip as she walked around the tree. “Nice choice. Bushy all around.”

“I had three picky sisters who trained me in the fine art of Christmas tree selection.” * Julia smiled. “They trained you well.”

About The Author

Author Genie Gabriel

I'm an optimist whose rose-colored glasses have bent frames and cracked lenses. When life kicks me in the teeth, I find miracles and lessons I refused to learn an easier way. In fact, I live with a small herd of miracles in the furry forms of dogs, who are constantly trying to teach me to forgive, to play more, and to love without limits. I write about people who find courage and integrity in the darkest times of their lives, who rescue stray dogs and kittens, who find a person they would willingly give their lives for, and who make their little corners of the world a better place. People have remarked my stories "aren't what they expected." With rose-colored glasses firmly in place, I take that as a compliment. I invite you to share a piece of my world in the pages of a book, and hope you find some surprises, some tears, some laughter, and always a happy ending.


Virtual Book Blast Contest Giveaway

Win A $25 Amazon Gift Card

Author Genie Gabriel will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. 

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. 

The tour dates can be found here:


  1. Sitting on the Jersey Shore reading like the graphic at the top of this blog looked so inviting--until I looked up the current weather in New Jersey--beautifully white with snow and the thermometer hovering at about 17 degrees. So glad I'm inside and warm, and very grateful to Jersey Girl Book Reviews for hosting me today!

    What's your preferred weather? Snow or warm sunshine or something else?

    I love snow, but don't like the cold. Spring sunshine warms my heart, but as a native Oregonian, I've also been known to stand outside and inhale the smell of raindrops soaking into the earth.

    I'll be back throughout the day to chat with commenters!

    1. Hi Genie! While it is pretty to look outside and see the snow, I prefer my Jersey summers instead of the cold! lol

      Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book blast event. :)

    2. Hi, Kathleen! Well, it's warmed up enough to rain here in Western Oregon but it hasn't melted all the snow yet. Hope it doesn't freeze into a sheet of ice tonight. We've had interesting weather!

  2. Thank you, Jersey Girl, for hosting Genie!
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  3. I love the warm sunshine. My body hurts when it is cold.


    1. Gotta vote for the warm sunshine too, but I do love to watch snow flakes drift and cover the landscape in magical white. Can I have both at the same time?

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

  5. Hi Rita! I agree with you, I love the warm sunshine too. Thank you for visiting with Genie today. :)

  6. Well, the clock has struck midnight in my corner of the world and my doggies are snuggled in their beds. I will ask one of them to draw a name for the $25 gift card tomorrow and contact the winner privately, then post the name on my web site and on my Rock'n'Romance blog .

    Many thanks to Kathleen and Jersey Girl Book Reviews for hosting me today, and to everyone who stopped by and commented. Happy holidays to all!