Monday, March 9, 2015

It Will Always Be You by Tina Ness blog tour stop with excerpt, @AuthorTinaNess @XpressoReads #giveaway #romance

It Will Always Be You by Tina Ness
(You #1)
Publication date: October 26th 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


It Will Always Be You can be read as a stand-alone

After surviving four years with a commitment-phobic boyfriend, Elizabeth wants nothing more than to settle down. Too bad the man she desires, Marshall Roderick, leaves her flustered, trembling, and unable to utter a single word when he’s near.

Assuming he’s the very definition of a womanizing bachelor, Elizabeth relegates him to fantasyland and makes no move to get to know him. That is, until a chance encounter along the shores of Lake Superior leads to drinks and a steamy romance.

Confident, successful, and freakishly handsome, Marshall is everything Elizabeth has been looking for. But when an unthinkable act of violence shakes them both to the core, she discovers that Marshall isn’t as carefree and put-together as he led her to believe.

Now it’s up to Marshall and Elizabeth to figure out if their love can heal the scars of the past and turn them into the people they’ve always wanted to be.

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I don’t recall a time I have been this nervous and excited at the same time. He will be here any minute. Krystal is in the kitchen cleaning up from dinner when I hear a knock at the door. The second I hear it, it’s like everything goes into slow motion. As I make my way to the foyer, I notice the peonies on the half­moon table. My heart is dancing so wildly that I need to stop my forward momentum for a moment to try and slow it down. I fear I may pass out, and I certainly don’t need to add that to my “embarrassing moments” list.

I unlock the door and ease it open. There he stands before me in godlike perfection. I want to fling myself at him, tell him I’m sorry for not hearing him out, for causing him any reason to worry, for all the pain he has been through. But before I say a word, he has stepped inside toward me, clearly not wanting to touch me, maybe fearing he’ll hurt me. He reaches out and gently tucks my hair behind my ear.

“It’s so good to see you, Beth. I was so worried.” He swallows hard, like he’s holding something back. “I want to hug you so badly, but I’m afraid I’ll hurt you.”

Tears threaten my eyes at his sweet words. I love that he calls me Beth. I love that he already has something special for only me. “It’s okay if you hug me, Marshall.”

A single tear rolls down my cheek as I look up at him, deep into his denim blues. His thumb gently wipes away my tear, not breaking his locked gaze on my eyes. He wraps one arm around my waist, pulling me in close, grabbing onto my hand with the other, and he kisses my head, breathing deeply into my hair. We hold still that way for a while before my gaze moves to the flowers.

“Was it you?” I mutter.

He leans back, locking eyes with me again.

“Was what me?”

I nod over to the flowers, which are behind him.

He turns back to look. “Maybe,” he says with a sheepish grin.

“Marshall, it’s too much.” More than one tear escapes my eyes this time. “How did you know it was my favorite flower?”

“I overheard you telling Krystal how gorgeous you thought they were about a year ago,” he offers, again wiping at one of my tears.

“You heard that?”

More tears rush from my eyes. I can’t get my emotions together. I hate being this fragile. Maybe it was a bad idea to have him here so soon, but I can’t be more elated with what he has just shared with me. This man is full of surprises.

“You remembered what a flower looked like from a year ago?”

“Well, when someone you can’t quit thinking about speaks—and I’ve been thinking about you since the very first time I saw you—you listen, even if they won’t actually talk to you.”

Tina is a contemporary Romance Author from Minnesota where she was born and raised and still resides with her wonderful husband, two girls and two crazy boxer dogs. Tina ran her own photography business for eight years before finally deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author and she hasn’t regretted that decision for a single second since. Tina’s a romance junkie with a love for food, wine, fitness, nutrition, photography, music, boating on Lake Minnetonka, cross-country skiing and anything that inspires her or makes her laugh. Her first novel It Will Always Be You launched on October 26, 2014 and I’m currently working on book two of three of my You Series. Book #1 can be read as a stand-alone however. To learn more about Tina visit

Author links: website | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) 
What’s in the basket? 
-An Amazon Gift card for $10
-A signed copy of my book It Will Always Be You
-2 signed bookmarks
-The Lucky One DVD (with Zac Efron)
-2 bags of Microwave popcorn
-A bag of heart shaped Dove dark chocolates
-A Jamestown Revival CD (a band mentioned in It Will Always Be You)
-3 all natural Alba chap sticks
-1 red cloth basket
-Tina’s Playlist CD from It Will Always Be You (not in picture)
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  1. Thanks for hosting today, Laurie! :)

  2. The book sounds amazing, and I love the cover. Thanks for having the great giveaway.

  3. They all seem interesting. Wish I didnt miss it. -shaunie

  4. Awesome giveaway, thanks😂