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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Redneck Heaven Review/Giveaway


Title:  Redneck Heaven

Author:  Marchelle Wallace

Publisher:  MW Publications

Length:  428 pg/150,390 words

Sub-Genre: Comedy, Contemporary


BLURB:

Meredith Colt has an epiphany on her way to her own wedding. The epiphany leaves her in the arms of sexy green-eyed stranger Marlon Bridges. Four weeks later, the lovely Miss Colt arrives at her deceased Grandfather's house in search of herself in Heaven, Pennsylvania (Redneck Capital of the World, according to her mother and sister) only to find her closest neighbor is none other than the sexy Redneck Marlon Bridges, owner of the Heavenly Timber and Logging Company.

The town has very strict views on Flatlanders and Meredith lives down to their expectations of how a Flatlander should act. Marlon is a card carrying member of the Rednecks-R-Us club.

Can these two strangers put their differences aside and discover that true love hits you upside the head with a two by four when you least expect it?

 

EXCERPT:

“Excuse me; pardon me, oh hell, just move.” Gwenivere Meredith Colt said as she desperately tried to navigate the narrow aisle, without much luck, as people kept popping up in front of her.
Gwenivere was trying to get to the bathroom on the rocking, rickety rackety train that she was currently riding on. She was dressed in the most hideous white dress she had ever seen, which was also two (okay 4) sizes too small. Well it was her wedding day so what did you expect. The ginormously ugly dress had an old-fashioned bustle skirt that made her ass look three times its normal size, which was in no way small to start with, so the addition of yards of extra fabric was not helping. It also had a three-mile long train, which she kept stepping on and getting twisted around her ankles, so she was afraid she would fall over at any minute. Added to that, the bodice with the spaghetti straps, which was causing her non- small breasts to smoosh up and over the top and she was in hell. Well actually, Gwenivere was on an excursion train, final destination…Happily ever after, forever and ever. (Yeah right) The hideous dress with the excessive fabric kept getting caught on the seats, the floor, and the men’s shoes.
Men? Where are the maid of honors and the sister and frantic mother of the bride?
Just peachy, wrong train. “Where in the hell is the bathroom?” Someone gave an indistinct wave in the general direction that she was already headed, so she kept going forward, trying not to make eye contact with anyone, since she was already sure that none of them belonged with her wedding party anyway.
Gwenivere heard a distinct rip from the direction of someone’s shoe as she tried pulling all that extra fabric out from behind her, while trying very hard not to breathe so that things didn’t start popping out the top of the ugly dress from hell. She made a frantic attempt to look normal, but let’s face it; normal had been left at the train station.
Where had this gone wrong? Possibly, when she showed up for a wedding she didn’t plan, didn’t remember agreeing to, and probably didn’t want. Not to mention the butt ugly dress that she didn’t pay for or try on before the wedding. How in the hell had she ended up here? She remembered Mark talking about them getting married, and that he would take care of everything, because she was so bogged down at work, because he had bogged her down with so much of his workload that she had a hard time getting her own done, Thank you very much. “No problem, I’ll handle everything,” he’d said. When exactly had he asked her if she wanted to get married? When had she said “yes I will marry you, please plan everything and don’t forget to make me look as stupid as possible?”
Nice time for an epiphany. God I’m dumb. And where in the hell did they hide the bathroom on excursion trains, please God let there be a bathroom.

IMHO: 

Redneck Heaven is an entertaining and believable contemporary romance. I loved the antics of Meredith, she kept me reading just to see what she would do next. And Marlon was the kind of hero I like, I just wanted to steal him away and bring him home with me! The characters are real and could fit right in with most of my friends, neighbors and family. The plot keeps moving and is engaging. The book is a fast read. Rednecks and Flatlanders alike will find something to like about this book, they can laugh at themselves and each other!
Review copy from author.

BUY LINKS:
AMAZON PAPERBACK: Redneck Heaven paperback
AMAZON KINDLE: Redneck Heaven kindle
BARNES & NOBLE:  Redneck Heaven
CREATESPACE: Redneck Heaven

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I live in a very small town in Northern Pennsylvania. I am blessed with one of everything... one husband, one son, one daughter, one dog, one cat, and a pet bunny. I have always wanted to be an author and have been writing stories in my head for years.
When not writing, I am a Bookkeeper and Tax Preparer. I enjoy cooking, swimming, crocheting, flowers, wild birds, cute scarecrows (not the scary kind), photography, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. In my spare time, I volunteers at the local senior center, public library as well as various church activities.
I am an avid reader, reading mostly romance, although I am willing to try almost any book that is recommended. I like to be entertained but not scared. My favorite authors are Jennifer Crusie and Janet Chapman. My favorite books are Faking it, Agnes and the Hitman, Bet Me, the Highlander series, The Man Must Marry, and the Magic Series by Patricia rice.
I love country music and listen to it every chance I get. I can be found dancing to the beat everywhere I go. My favorite season is Tax Season.
I am a 2010 and 2011 Participant and Winner of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month www.nanowrimo.org). Participating in NaNoWriMo helped me take one of the stories from my head to the page. It was an awesome experience and I recommend every budding author give it a try.
Redneck Heaven is the result of Participating in NaNoWriMo 2010.



One lucky commenter will be randomly chosen to win a digital copy of Redneck Heaven.  Good luck to all!! 


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5 comments:

  1. That excerpt still strikes me as hysterical even though I read it yesterday.

    That is neat that you are a published NaNoWriMo author. I participated in that too.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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  2. book sounds interesting thank

    swkimbell@yahoo.com

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  3. thanks for this giveaway opportunity butterfli262002@yahoo.com it sounds so great cant wait to read it.

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  4. Nice excerpt. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. This book sounds like a really fun read. Can't wait to get it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Joanne B
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