Christmas in July Reader Giveaway

Happy Christmas in July! Welcome to the 11th blog in this Christmas in July Reader Giveaway, which runs July 12-23, 2021. At the bottom of each author’s blog post, you will find the secret word(s). Write them all down and provide the entire answer on this Google form.

Note: You must grab all the secret words from every author in the Christmas in July Reader Giveaway to enter the contest to win a $400 Amazon gift card. At the end of this blog post is a link to the next blog, and so on, to the final blog post (18 in all). At each blog stop, the author will also give away a copy or copies of the featured Christmas book.

You fool! You can shuffle your money and build better retirement homes, but one day your life will be required of you. Then who will benefit from what you prepared for yourself?

The Christmas season’s come, and O. L. (Ollie) Feuille has dispatched all his obligatory gifts to clients and employees, but his thoughts are far from festive.

His chief competitor in the world of retirement homes, Hank Cochran of Swanky Seniors, is eyeing Ollie’s flagship home, the Queen Anne in Manassas.

Ollie would sooner die than let Cochran get his slimy hands on the pink Victorian lady. Although a tad run down, she still outclasses Swanky Seniors homes with their trendy colors and skylights. Ollie vows to save her at all costs.

Enter Art Dink, a down-and-outer turned fisher of men. Dink battles for Ollie’s heart, dancing in and out of his life—and dreams—right up to Christmas Eve.

Will Ollie take Dink’s bait or play the fool?

Do you have a favorite Christmas story hero or vilain? If you’d like to win one of three copies of The Old Fool, please comment below.

Now, it’s time for the secret words: Love your

Save the secret words, and when you reach the final blog, enter all the secret words on this form for a chance to win one of # Amazon gift cards!

Thank you so much for visiting! The next author on the tour is Izzy James and her Christmas book is Garrett. You can find it at this link. Remember, this Christmas in July Reader Giveaway will end on July 23 at 8 PM EST!

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Round-Robin: The Old Fool

Joyeux Noël!

Welcome to the blog tour stop for my Christmas novella The Old Fool. This story is the prequel to the Sully Parkway Series, and I’m delighted to share a pivotal moment in the life of one of its heroes.

Little Olivier’s parents couldn’t know they were saddling their son with an unpronounceable name, or that one day as real estate tycoon O. L. Feuille, his competitor would dub him an “old fool.”

As the Christmas season begins, O. L., known to his friends as Ollie, fends off overtures from his chief competitor in the world of retirement homes. Sleazy Hank Cochran is determined to acquire Ollie’s beloved flagship home, the somewhat dilapidated Queen Anne in Manassas.

The Old Fool front final

Ollie rallies his associates in a last-ditch effort to prevent Cochran’s takeover, but he’s distracted by the appearance of down-and-outer Art Dink, who has a different agenda in mind.

Stressed and financially stretched,  Ollie has a disturbing—and possibly prophetic—nightmare and finds himself at a crossroads.

Will he be wise or foolish?

It’s time to continue the scavenger hunt! Go to the book on Amazon at this link. When you read the book blurb, you’ll be able to answer the question: What is the name of Hank Cochran’s retirement home chain? When you have the answer, fill out this form and head on to the next blog!

Thank you so much for visiting! The next author on the tour is Sally Bayless, who is telling us all about her Christmas book Christmas in Abundance. You can find it at this link:

http://www.sallybayless.com/christmas-scavenger-hunt-round-robin-christmas-in-abundance/ 

Remember that the round robin will end on December 16th at 11:59 PM EST!