Monday, 4 January 2016

Blog Tour Interview & Giveaway - The Sale Of Woodhouse Glass by K. J. Watters




The Sale of Woodhouse Glass
Author:
K.J. Watters
Genre: Contemporary Romance (sweet)

Book Description:
“Touching and intelligent, The Sale of Woodhouse Glass isn't your ordinary romance. Kali Woodhouse is a widowed mother-of-two who spends her days running her deceased husband's business, Woodhouse Glass, and flirting with the town police officer, who is exactly right for her in every way. He's certainly a better choice than the bad-boy, screw-up she's known since childhood, and who just so happens to need a job and has the necessary skills for Woodhouse Glass.

“No, this isn't the generic storyline you've seen before with flat characters who play their roles according to the formula. Watters eschews cliche and instead tells a touching story about love, loss, family, and finding happiness again after tragedy.”

-Author of "Someone Else's Fairytale" E.M. Tippetts

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Excerpt

Within half an hour, the lawyers had arrived with their paperwork and it was done. Kali and Spencer walked out side by side into the warm summer day, a sense of finality clinging to them.

“How do you feel, fancy suit-wearing business owner?”

“Excited. And sad.” Spencer stopped walking to turn and look at her. He pulled on his collar. “And hot.”

Kali laughed. “A mixed bag. Such is the life of the self-employed. I guess I’m off to the life of the unemployed for now.”

“You sure you don’t want to keep your job?” Spencer looked hopeful.

“Nah. No offense, but I sold it to get away from you, so that would kind of defeat the purpose.”

Spencer nodded with a good-natured chuckle. “Fair enough. But if you change your mind…”

Kali smiled sadly. They both knew that wasn’t going to happen, and they stood looking at each other for a moment, neither exactly sure how to walk way.

“Hey, um, give the kids a hug for me. I’m gonna miss ‘em. Would it be weird if I signed up to coach Ryder’s soccer team this year?” He wasn’t serious about the soccer, but she knew he would miss the kids. They would miss him, too. They already complained about not getting to see him much. Now they wouldn’t see him at all.

“Single thirty-something man with no children signs up to coach six-year-old soccer. Yeah…I’m thinking it might be weird.”

He laughed as he reached for her and pulled her into a tight embrace. It was the first time they had touched in weeks. “I’m gonna miss you, Kal.”

Kali rested her cheek against his silky tie and freshly pressed shirt. This was goodbye.

“I kind of hate you, Spencer.”

“I kind of hate myself, Kal. But I love you.” He didn’t let her go.

“I love you, too.”

When he finally released her, his eyes looked a little bit glossy, the way hers felt. He kissed her on the forehead and turned to walk to his truck, leaving her standing in the sunshine, not quite sure if she was supposed to feel relieved or heartbroken to have reached the end.


About the Author
K.J. Watters is the author of The Sale of Woodhouse Glass, a solitary journalistic article, and a large number of unfinished manuscripts.

She has an underutilized degree in Communications, selected for its minimal math requirements. She married her math tutor who is now a CPA in southern Oregon.

Her hobbies currently include reading, writing, and watching beginner level gymnastics, ballet, and soccer practices. When she isn’t writing or being a mom, she also teaches high school conflict resolution classes part-time.


Enter to win a signed copy of K.J. Watters' debut novel, The Sale of Woodhouse Glass.

Kali is torn between the three men who each hold a part of her heart. Two of them have dumped her and one of them is dead; a bit of a disheartening group. But since the universe isn't dealing out tragedies fairly, she might have the luck to end up with that once-in-a-lifetime love a second time.

Discover a promising new author! “Touching and intelligent," this clean-read romance is "beautifully written." E-books just $2.99.  


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54 comments:

  1. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  2. What is your favorite thing about your career?

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  3. Thank you for hosting. I'd like to read some of your work.

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    1. I hope you do! If you read The Sale of Woodhouse glass, email me or join my newsletter and I will send you free bonus content (extra and deleted scenes for the manuscript). Thanks!

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    1. I read a pretty wide variety, but I probably lean toward women's fiction and classic lit. Despite the fact that I published a romance, I don't actually read a lot of romance, which might have something to do with the fact that many of my reviews say that this is "not your typical romance." :)

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  5. Thanks so much for featuring my book!

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  6. Thank you for this giveaway :)

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  7. Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing )

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  8. I enjoyed the excerpt.
    Jennifer Rote

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  9. I enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a wonderful book, thanks for sharing!

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  10. Thank you for the chance. Sounds interesting though admittedly it's rare for me to read from that genre.

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    1. Actually, it's rare for me as well. None of my other works in progress are romances. But it was fun to write. If you give it a shot, I hope you enjoy it!

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    2. Actually, it's rare for me as well. None of my other works in progress are romances. But it was fun to write. If you give it a shot, I hope you enjoy it!

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  11. Since the author has a large number of unfinished manuscripts, I can imagine there is quite a bit of new works coming that we will love. I wish her much success.

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    1. Thank you! I'm always working on something!

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  12. OMG, I hope that wasn't the end??

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    1. Haha, nope. A lot of the descriptions floating around hint that both relationships end at one point, the mystery which on it works out with in the end. :)

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    2. Sorry, I'm on my phone, hopefully you can forgive the typos in there. :/

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  13. Really cool cover. Do you get to design the covers normally?

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    1. It was a compromise between what I wanted and what the publisher wanted. I said no faces, they said it had to convey a relationship. Thanks for asking!

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  14. Enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Wow- conflict resolution classes. It's a skill all teens need.

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    1. True! I think all kids and adults can benefit for those skills. Although, I choose not to judge my success as a teacher by my own children's conflict resolution skills. ;)

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  16. The Sale of Woodhouse Glass sounds like a great story ♡ I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you

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    1. Thank you! If you read it let me know and I'll send you some free bonus scenes that didn't make the final version. :)

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  17. An interesting book description.

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  18. That excerpt is interesting. Thanks for featuring another author I had to learn of.

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  19. Sounds good. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

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  20. Thanks for hosting a giveaway! The book sounds interesting.

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  21. What an interesting book! What was your inspiration for this story?

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    1. I honestly cannot answer that question. I don't know where the ideas come from, they are just there in my head! Writing and reading are very similar for me. I have a vague idea what is going to happen at the beginning, but it mostly unfolds as I go. Thanks for asking!

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  22. I really enjoyed the excerpt! This sounds like a terrific book, thank you for sharing!

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  23. Thanks for the chance!! This is nice of you. I am an Author as well. It's tough work!

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  24. I love stories where 2 characters start off seeming so wrong for each other but end up so right.

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  25. When you are writing do you prefer pen and paper or typing?

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  26. I love the cover! This story is very intriguing to me and can't wait to read it. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  27. This is definitely my kind of book! I love contemporary romances, and I'm intrigued by the concept that this isn't just a formulaic story. Can't wait to read it! :)

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  28. I really enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you.

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win

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  30. Sounds like it could be very interesting. Thanks.

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  31. I like the cover, it does convey relationship. I'm with you though, I'm not big on covers with faces. I do judge books on their covers, I know it's suppose to be wrong, but it hasn't failed me yet. Good luck with this book. I'm not a huge romance only book reader, but I have been known to read one every now and then. This one sure does sound like a good read for me.

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  32. Thank you for this awesome giveaway :)

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  33. Thank you for the giveaway! Great interview. :)

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  34. The book sounds very intriguing, thank you for the reveal!

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  35. This looks like a really interesting book that I'd enjoy reading a lot!

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  36. Sounds good. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.

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