Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Blog Tour: Clear As Day by Babette James

Clear As Day

By Babette James

Genre: Contemporary Romance


What’s a girl to do when her summer lover wants forever?

Haunted by dark memories of her parents’ volatile marriage, artist Kay Browning keeps her heart locked behind a free-spirit facade and contents herself with the comfortable affair she has every summer with easygoing photographer Nate Quinn.

The only trouble with her plan? This summer Nate’s come to Lake Mohave to claim the lover he can’t let go. He’s done with the endless traveling and settling for temporary homes and temporary loves. Kay’s always been more than just a vacation fling, and now he must convince this woman, who sees love as a course to certain heartbreak, to take that leap of faith and learn how safe love with the right man can be.

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“Kay!” That male voice was not her imagination.

“Oh, shit!” She twisted and dropped into the water, sinking neck-deep.

Mother always said, among other things, that a lady never goes skinny-dipping and must always wear a proper hat. Kay was only half skinny-dipping, but she fervently wished she’d worn something a bit more substantial than a baseball cap and the bottom half of the quintessential teeny-weenie yellow polka-dot bikini.

Shit, oh, shit, oh, shit. She so hated when Mother was right.

Okay, time to find out who’d just gotten an eyeful. The guy had called her name, so she should know him. Oh boy, if she’d flashed old George… She wiped water from her face, sucked in a breath against her pounding heart, and peeked around.


She must be sun-dazed. Nate? With a beard? Hair curling over his ears? No way.

Just because a familiar slouchy fishing hat topped those unruly, sun-bleached blond curls and just because this guy possessed the same deep-water tan and footloose taste in clothes as Nate with his electric blue Hawaiian shirt, bright orange swim trunks, and beat-up deck shoes didn’t mean—

“Hey, babe. Now that I’ve finally caught your attention, how about a hug from my girl?” He opened his arms. “Am I coming in after you or are you coming out?” Only Nate’s voice held that mellow timbre like chocolate for her ears.

“Nate! What…” Giddy delight flushed over Kay, clearing her shock. She dashed from the water and into strong arms, a wonderful hug, and a better kiss that launched her mind into a blissed-out whirl of oh, yes and why?

The oh, yes won out until the need to breathe forced them apart.

Nate gave her a long look, his usually easy gray eyes holding a new, simmering heat.


About the Author:

Babette James writes contemporary and fantasy romance and loves reading nail-biting tales with a satisfying happily ever after. When not dreaming up stories, she enjoys playing with new bread recipes and dabbling with paints. Babette is a member of New Jersey Romance Writers, where she has served on the Board. She is also a Pro member of Romance Writers of America, and the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal, Celtic Hearts, and ESPAN Chapters of RWA, Liberty States Fiction Writers, and Romance Divas.

As a teacher, she loves encouraging new readers and writers as they discover their growing abilities. Her class cheers when it’s time for their spelling test! Born in New Jersey and raised in Southern California, she’s had a life-long love of the desert and going down the shore. Babette now lives in New Jersey with her wonderfully patient husband and three extremely spoiled cats.

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Babette James said...

Hi, Ali, thanks for letting me visit here today!

Maria D. said...

Clear as Day sounds like a fun story. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Babette James said...

Hi, Maria, you're welcome and thanks for stopping by!

Timitra said...

Great excerpt...I'm definitely looking forward to reading Clear As Day!

Babette James said...

Thanks, Timitra, hope you enjoy!

Ali said...

Babette, thank you for stopping by! :)
The blurb hooked me on this, so I had to buy and can't wait to find the time to read :)

DiDi said...

I really need to move this one up in my TBR, sounds great =)

Nikki said...

Great post! Congrats on your release, Babette!

Babette James said...

Thanks so much, Ali! Hope you enjoy it! :D

Babette James said...

Hi, DiDi, thanks!

Thank you, Nikki!

Under the Covers said...

Great excerpt! Sounds like a fun read.


Mrs Condit said...

Gorgeous cover and the book looks like something I would enjoy!

Harlie Reader said...

Great cover and excerpt. I already have it on my Nook. :)


Babette James said...

Hi and thank you, Francesca!

Hi, Mrs Condit, and thanks. I love my cover. The Wild Rose Press did a wonderful job.

Babette James said...

Hi, Marika! Thanks and I hope you enjoy it. :)

Taryn@My Secret Romance said...

Wow...this sounds like my kind of book. I am definitely going to check this out! Thanks so much for the post and excerpt. :)

Babette James said...

Hi, Taryn, thanks so much and you're welcome!