Friday, May 31, 2013

Promote Your Book/Promote Mine Blog Hop

The purpose of this blog hop is to promote Charlene Raddon’s latest release, The Scent of Roses, as well as the work of each of the participating bloggers. Be sure to read to the end of this page so you don’t miss out on the grand prize. Also be certain you visit each blog and comment to qualify for the individual giveaways, and the big prize.

Charlene Raddon has been writing historical romance novels for over thirty years. Her work has won several awards and much well-deserved praise. Here is what she has to say about her newest release.

Any day when a new book is released is exciting for the author. I’m thrilled to announce that my eBook, The Scent of Roses, is now available.

The Scent of Roses is a sequel to my last eBook, To Have And To Hold, but stands alone and does not need to be read in order to be enjoyed. Whip Kincaid, from The Scent of Roses, is the half-brother of Buck Maddux from To Have and To Hold. Whip also has a twin, Cale, who readers met in Buck’s story, which gives me an excuse to write a third book for this series.

The added touch of paranormal elements made The Scent of Roses a fun story to write. Who doesn’t enjoy haunted houses with hidden passageways? When I first moved to Utah, I lived in this house. No, there weren’t any secret passageways, but in every other way, my description of the old house is accurate. The third element new in this book is the subject of polygamy.

Rosalyn Delaney came to Whisky Ridge, Arizona expecting to receive aid from her estranged husband, Josiah Bullock, in escaping the crazed leader of a polygamist cult determined to have her. She’s broke and has nowhere else to go. But Josiah is dead, murdered the very evening of her arrival. The town is in uproar, searching for the suspected killer, Josiah’s business partner, Whip Kincaid. Rosalyn also learns that Josiah has taken a second wife.

Whip is innocent but to prove that, he needs to stay out of jail. He hides in secret passageways in the old house he and Josiah shared. Smythely, the elderly butler who came with the house, is the only other person aware of the passageways. Lurking between spiderwebbed walls and using the abundance of peepholes provided allows Whip to keep up with what’s going on. Sneaking out at night allows him to investigate. He’s particularly interested in Rosalyn Delaney, and for more than one reason. Besides being attracted to her, he’s sure she knows something about the murder.

But does she? Is she safe at Rose House? Will she be safe from Whip Kincade?

I hope you enjoyed this peek into The Scent of Roses. Find it at Amazon.

Be sure to leave a comment with contact information.  At the end of the hop, a name will be drawn from those who visited and commented at every blog.  Prize is a $45 gift card for Amazon or B&N, Winner's choice.

Other bloggers are also offering giveaways so make sure you hit them all.

List of Participating Blogs
May 31, giveaway
May 31
June 1 - Official blog tour for Kat Flannery (not part of PUB/PM blog hop)
June 2, giveaway
June 3 giveaway
June 4 giveaway
June 5 giveaway
June 7, giveaway
June 8, / giveaway
June 9, giveaway
June 10
June 11, giveaway
June 12, giveaway
June 14 giveaway
June 15 giveaway
June 16, giveaway
June 17 giveaway
June 18 giveaway
June 19, giveaway
June 21 giveaway
June 22, giveaway
June 23, giveaway


  1. Love your 'excuse' to write a 3rd book in this series. Secondary characters are sometimes my favorite people in a book.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  2. Sounds like a fabulous read.


  3. Thanks for dropping by, ladies. And thanks to Mercedes for hosting this blog hop today. The first stop, but definitely not the last.

  4. I just know this book is going to be fantastic. I love this series so I can't wait to get this one. I keep telling my friends about your work.

    quiltlady110 AT gmail DOT com

  5. Congrats on your new release, Charlene!