River Valley Collection Book Tour & Giveaway


Riversong (River Valley Collection #1)
by Tess Thompson
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Booktrope
Heat Level: Steamy
Length: 278 pages

Tour Schedule
Available At:
Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

Description:
When Lee Tucker’s husband commits suicide, he leaves her pregnant and one million dollars in debt to a loan shark. Out of options, she escapes to her deceased mother’s dilapidated house located in a small Oregon town that, like her, is financially ruined, heartbroken and in desperate need of a fresh start. Lee’s resilience leads to a plan for a destination restaurant named Riversong, to new chances for passion and love, and to danger from her dead husband’s debt as her business blooms.

Author Tess Thompson (formerly known as Tess Hardwick) assembles a colorful cast of endearing small-town characters and takes you on a journey that will make you believe in the possibilities of life – even in the face of overwhelming adversity and unimaginable grief. Lee Tucker is the kind of woman you find yourself rooting for long after the last page is read.

A surprising mix of romance, humor, friendship, intrigue and gourmet food – Riversong entertains while reminding you of life’s greatest gifts.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

My Review

Lee Tucker had a rough childhood, and she ran from her small town as soon as she could. Just when she thought it was getting better, her husband kills himself leaving her with a loan shark to deal with. He wants his money or her blood. Lee decides then that the only place to run is back to her hometown. She starts to rebuild her life and a relationship with musician/EMT Tommy Gonzales, but she’s not telling anyone her secret.
Riversong was a nice combination of drama and romance. The characters were well-developed, and the story had a nice smooth pace. There were some really heart-warming moments between Lee and Tommy and some really funny moments, too, with Ellen. Oh, and there’s an interesting twist that you don’t see coming.
The only negative thing for me was that I got annoyed at Lee for refusing to share her “secret” with Tommy or anyone else. It made the love story seem a little less than it should have for me. I really enjoyed the other drama moments, though, and how the whole story wrapped up. I rate it 4 stars & I’m looking forward to reading the next book!!
Warnings: strong language, threat of rape, mild sex scenes


Riverbend (River Valley Collection #2)
by Tess Thompson
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Booktrope
Heat Level: Steamy
Length: 272 pages

Available At:
Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

Description:
“Tag. I found you.”

Just as Annie Bell’s reputation as one of the best chefs in the Pacific Northwest grows to new heights, she receives a threatening phone call from her abusive ex-boyfriend. Marco is out on parole and hungry for revenge, blaming her for his ten-year imprisonment. Fearing for her life and that of her young son, Annie reluctantly accepts help from Drake Webber, a cold and wealthy recluse hiding a dark history of his own. Supported by the gang of misfits from their restaurant Riversong, Annie forges ahead despite her growing terror that Marco will appear at any moment and make good on his threats.

Author Tess Thompson reunites the colorful cast of endearing small-town characters from her bestselling novel Riversong and takes you on a journey that will renew your faith in love, friendship and the power of community – even in the face of seemingly insurmountable grief and fear. You’ll find yourself once again cheering for the residents of River Valley, especially the big-hearted and compassionate Annie Bell.

Escape with a blend of love, laughter, friendship, suspense and gourmet food while remembering it’s never too late for second chances.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

About the Author


Tess Thompson is a mother before all else, and a writer after that. After honing her craft in theater with a prize-winning play titled My Lady’s Hand, her heart was called to a different storytelling medium: the great American novel.

She is currently working on an ambitious historical fiction trilogy inspired by a story from her great-grandmother. The first of these, Riversong (Booktrope Editions), went on to become #1 on Barnes and Noble’s Nook Book chart in October 2011. Two years after its release, readership of Riversong continued to grow, spending weeks in the top 100 Kindle bestsellers. The second installment, Riverbend, is scheduled for release in May of 2013.

In March of 2012, Tess was honored to contribute to Write For the Fight, Booktrope’s collection of essays reflecting on life’s past, present and future. All proceeds from the sales of this collection benefit breast cancer research.

Like her main character in Riversong, Tess hails from a small town in southern Oregon. She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington with her two young daughters – a card shark working her way toward the tables of Atlantic City, the other a princess in training – and their wild but lovable dog, Patches.

Connect with Tess Thompson
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Amazon Author Page

Giveaway Time!!!

Prize is 10 eBook copies (1 each to 10 winners) of “Riversong (River Valley Collection #1) ” from Tess Thompson. Contest is tour-wide and ends July 13. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
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Happy Reading,

Alison

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