Thursday, December 12, 2013

Virtual Book Tour: Unlikely Angel

Please welcome author Genie Gabriel, who is going to tell us about her new release, Unlikely Angel. Genie will be giving out a $25 Amazon GC to a random commenter during the tour. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. To see the other stops on the tour, go here.

by Genie Gabriel



A child psychiatrist running from violence and a former bodyguard grieving the wife he couldn't save form an unlikely alliance to rescue her kidnapped children. In a crumbling mine tunnel on Christmas Eve, their lives depend on a mutt rescued from the streets, a determined mother, and an Unlikely Angel.



Two weeks before Christmas, Mitch decided he had waited long enough.

“Come on, mutt.” Mitch grabbed his coat and a pair of work gloves. “Let’s go find the twins.”

Gabe bounded to his feet and bumped the doorknob with his nose. He sniffed and marked around the yard while Mitch pulled the Ferrari out of the garage. As soon as the dog jumped into the car, Mitch drove to a lot selling Christmas trees. He selected one that would fit nicely in Julia’s small apartment and strapped it to the top of the car.

The mutt hung his head out the window, riding in silent watchfulness until the apartment building was in sight. “Woof!”

“You have to be quiet or we’ll get caught smuggling you in.” Under cover of the falling twilight and a bushy evergreen tree, Mitch and the dog walked quickly toward Julia’s apartment.

As soon as Julia opened the door, the dog pushed inside and sniffed out the twins, quickly falling back into their game of hide and seek. Within seconds, the twins’ giggles let Julia know the dog had found the children.

“I brought a tree.” Mitch stood the evergreen upright.

“I see that.” Julia bit her lip as she walked around the tree. “Nice choice. Bushy all around.”

“I had three picky sisters who trained me in the fine art of Christmas tree selection.”

Julia smiled. “They trained you well.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

I'm an optimist whose rose-colored glasses have bent frames and cracked lenses. When life kicks me in the teeth, I find miracles and lessons I refused to learn an easier way. In fact, I live with a small herd of miracles in the furry forms of dogs, who are constantly trying to teach me to forgive, to play more, and to love without limits. I write about people who find courage and integrity in the darkest times of their lives, who rescue stray dogs and kittens, who find a person they would willingly give their lives for, and who make their little corners of the world a better place. People have remarked my stories "aren't what they expected." With rose-colored glasses firmly in place, I take that as a compliment. I invite you to share a piece of my world in the pages of a book, and hope you find some surprises, some tears, some laughter, and always a happy ending.

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  1. Thank you to Full Moon Dreaming for hosting me today! I'm delighted to share my latest print release with you, titled UNLIKELY ANGEL. Two of the characters are four-year-old twins who believe in angels and ask for one to help their mom. My question to readers is: do you believe in angels?

    Of course, I do! But I would love to hear why you do or don't. Looking forward to chatting with you!

  2. Thank you, Julie, for hosting and to a great Book Blast. Genie, may sales on Unlikely Angel be highly successful!

    1. Oops...forgot to add this:
      info at caroleavila dot com

    2. Carole, thank you for your kind wishes! And I got your e-mail address also. :)

  3. Sounds like an interesting story.

  4. Well, the clock has struck midnight in my corner of the world and my doggies are snuggled in their beds. I will ask one of them to draw a name for the $25 gift card tomorrow and contact the winner privately, then post the name on my web site and on my Rock'n'Romance blog .

    Many thanks to Full Moon Dreaming for hosting me today, and to everyone who stopped by and commented. Happy holidays to all!