Wednesday, August 13, 2008

That's (Not Exactly) Amore by Tracey Bateman (AND GIVEAWAY)

***HUGE GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a copy each of the 3 book Drama Queen Series. Deadline is Wednesday August 20 at midnight.***

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

That's (Not Exactly) Amore

FaithWords (August 14, 2008)


Tracey Bateman

Tracey Bateman published her first novel in 2000 and has been busy ever since. There are two other books in the Drama Queen Series, Catch A Rising Star (#1) and You Had Me At Goodbye (#2)

She learned to write by writing, and improved by listening to critique partners and editors. She has sold over 30 books in six years.
She became a member of American Christian Fiction Writers in the early months of its inception in 2000 and served as president for a year.

Tracey loves Sci-fi, Lifetime movies, and Days of Our Lives (this is out of a 21 year habit of watching, rather than enjoyment of current storylines.

She has been married to her husband Rusty for 18 years, has four kids, and lives in Lebanon, Missouri.


When Laini Sullivan lands a job designing Nick Pantalone's coffee shop, there are two problems: one, Nick's nephew Joe hates all of her ideas and two, Laini has to admit he's right--she's a disaster at design. Still, she can't risk losing the job. To compromise, Joe brings in help on the project, while Laini continues to bake the goodies that keep his customers lining up.
Their relationship is moving along, so when new guy Officer Mark Hall implies that Joe's family is tied to the mob, Laini doesn't want to believe it. But things spin out of control when she meets the family, including "the uncles," who seem to confirm Mark's suspicions. To make things worse, Nana Pantalone makes it clear Laini isn't the kind of girl she has in mind for her grandson. Laini's not sure if she should give Joe the benefit of the doubt or just set her sites on Mark and fuhgetaboutit.

"Tracey draws us into the world of family and friendship with a few surprising twists along the way Bravo!"
~RACHEL HAUCK, author of Diva NashVegas and Sweet Caroline

If you would like to read the first chapter of That's (Not Exactly) Amore, go HERE

My Review: I like the whole series but I think this one is my favorite. I like to bake too. ;) The characters leap off the page. I was drawn into the unique plot. I highly recommend this book. The other main characters from the first two books make appearances in this one so it is best in my opinion to read the series in order. Either way I was sorry to see the end of this series. :)


Ronnica said...

Sounds interesting.

Anonymous said...

I've only read this last one, so I'd love to read the other two :)

Karin said...

Sounds good---Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks!

Mary said...

All 3 of these books sound great! Please add my name, thanks.


Anonymous said...

I would really like these books the series looks great !

Please contact me here

Tarasview said...

I would love to win the entire series!!!

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in. bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carole said...

I've read another of Tracey's books and loved it, so I would love to win this series. Thanks for the contest!

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway!! Thank you for being so generous and giving away the whole set. Lebanon, MO, is only about an hour and a half away from me! It would be great to win. :-)


Carolynn said...

I haven't read any of these, they sound great! Please enter me, thanks!

cpullum said...

Wow this book sounds good!!
Love to read it!

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