Friday, 5 December 2014

December Rain Book Tour /Giveaway!!

Virtual Book Tour Dates: 11/26/14

- 12/24/14

Tour Promotional Price: August

Fog (the first book in this series) will be $.99 throughout the tour!

Genres: Contemporary Erotic



Monica and Alex Waters have spent that last few months working to

repair a broken marriage and rekindle their passion. Just as they start

finding their spark, Quinn Matthews and his escalating career

resurfaces, but this time Alex makes the decision to let Monica go.

The devastation of losing her high school sweetheart, her home, and

even her dog twists Monica down a destructive path that alienates her

from her closest friends and lands her on Quinn’s couch. Despite her

efforts to resist jumping into his arms again, the spark between them

reignites and sweeps her away on a whirlwind holiday adventure. She

finds that falling in love with Quinn’s family and lifestyle is as easy

as falling for his ocean colored eyes. The problem is that it’s all too

easy, and when she sees that Quinn’s reinvented life has completely

shifted towards her dreams, she starts to question whether he’s too good

to be true.

Quinn has a secret that was never meant to be kept this long, but

will Monica be able to trust another man who’s lied? And now that

Quinn’s got his happily ever after in sight, he’s not about to let her

go or share her with another man.


Praise For December Rain:

Just like August Fog, December Rain had me feeling so many

emotions; tears were shed, fists were clenched, and many smiles were

spread. I cannot wait for the next book in the series. Until then, I

will be happily rereading the first two.
 – Cheryl Schopen


The outdoor style

shopping mall is bustling with tourist and local art lovers. Rows of art

galleries surround the courtyard where a stage welcomes a local reggae

band. Monica settles into a groove and starts dancing with the crowd.

Alex tries to hang in for a couple of songs before he starts feeling

claustrophobic and looks to the galleries and shops around them.

Go ahead,” she says with a loving smile. “I’ll meet you down there… after one more song.”

He gives her a

little kiss on the cheek and glides his hand across her behind before

making his way out of the crowd. His attention is pulled by various

pieces in gallery windows along the way. There’s a large glass sea

turtle in shades of green and gold followed by a painting of an autumn

forest with heavy texture. He stands daydreaming for a minute until he’s

distracted by a reflection passing in the glass. It’s so brief he’s

sure it’s his imagination. He barely catches a glimpse down the mall as

the backside of the man disappears into another gallery.

Alex follows the

ghost, dodging through happy couples and pushy salespeople trying to get

his attention. Before he can see inside the gallery, a painting that’s

prominently displayed on a front wall stops him. A cold washes over as

he stands there staring at it. He slowly moves inside, mesmerized by the

familiar vibrant paint strokes until he sees a few people gathered in

the back. A man talking to two smiling women stills himself as Alex’s

eyes freeze on the back of his shaved head. No words were needed as the

tropical air takes a chill. Even the women sense a showdown, and step

back to give Quinn room.

Quinn turns. What do I say? Fuck! I thought that was him. I hoped it wasn’t. Quinn moves very slowly towards Alex. Is he gonna hit me? I do deserve it. Might as well get it over with.Hey.” Quinn pauses near the center of the room waiting.

Alex swallows hard,

his nostrils flaring and fist clenched. His jaw flexes as his breathing

grows heavier, but the emotions just start to turn to mush. His eyes

fill as thoughts of his new friend’s betrayal wash over and the painting

draws his eyes again.

I’m sorry Alex,” Quinn says quietly.


nearly passes the gallery on her way to see their friends when Alex’s

shirt first catches her eye. She halts and shifts backwards until she

sees the painting and stops. It’s a female figure bent forward reaching

for her toes. The abstract form of her body in swirls of orange and reds

is cradled by a man swathed in blues and purple.
Oh my God! That’s me. That’s us, stretching. It can’t be. He’s…

She struggles for

air as the tears swell, and she can already feel him. As she stands

there, not crossing the threshold, the two men watch her. When her eyes

finally land on Quinn, electricity fills the room. She can only see him

and the deep tan that backdrops the pale oceany eyes reaching for her. A

warm drop gently slides down her cheekbone as her breathing syncs with

his. His lips move slightly hinting at words that he can’t find, and she

struggles not to run into his arms.

Alex’s discomfort

is audible as he clears his clogged throat to rattle her attention to

his worried eyes. She steps in and touches his hand briefly. “I’ll be

outside,” she says, turning without another glance at Quinn.

Her feet move quick as her thoughts try to keep up. What

are they doing? Alex is gonna hit him. I can’t believe he’s here. What

are the odds? Did he know we’d be here? No. Maybe he moved here. That

painting was him and I together. Would Alex know that? It’s pretty

abstract. Fuck! This can’t be happening.

she knows it, she’s at the other end of the mall near the parking lot.

She settles on a bench to wait for the world to stop crumbling around



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About the Author:

I’m a designer, author, wife and dog-lover living in the South

Pasadena area of California. I got my BFA in Film Production from the

Academy of Art University in San Francisco, but my love of a good story

came way before college. I remember writing my first full story in fifth

grade on a typewriter. I cut and pasted it into a book, complete with

cardboard cover and taped binding. Things have changed a lot since then.

With the magnificent digital age I can produce books and give them to

the world without a sticky mess.

In college numerous instructors and peers praised my dialogue pushed

me to hone my storytelling skills. Of course the need to cut and paste

was still there, so I went into the world of Production Design and Art

Direction for films and television. It gave me the ability to connect

design to storytelling in a way that no other career can. The past 18

years have spun a unique perspective on visually emotional tales of

relationships and the thread that ties all things together. Now I’m

shifting focus on the driving force that brought me here… stories. I

hope that I can share a unique perspective on life, love and the pursuit

in all of the above.


Connect With The Author:







Win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card (winner’s choice), a

signed paperback copy of August Fog, and bookmarks for both books on

the December Rain Book Tour & Giveaway by A.L. Goulden! This

giveaway will run 11/26/14 – 12/24/14. This giveaway is open worldwide.

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