Monday, October 26, 2015

Best In Show Book Tour & Giveaway**Closed**

Mina’s Adventures Series, Book 6
Maria Grazia Swan
Cozy Romantic Suspense, 188 pages

Mina Calvi, Italian transplant to Southern California, thinks her love life might finally come together, just as her professional life has.

Her Furry Friends Foundation, a no-kill shelter for rescued cats and dogs, is a success, and Mina hopes she may find a loving forever home for herself, in the arms of Diego Moran, her elusive, frustratingly mysterious, on again-off again, lover.

When a seemingly innocent night out with friends lands Mina in a hospital bed and Diego undercover, and not the covers Mina wants him to be under, Mina has to draw on all her new-found maturity, and all her supportive friends for strength.

Meanwhile, a Best in Show cat takes up residence at the Ritzy Cats B&B, Mina’s other venture, setting Mina on the trail of a suspicious character who might not have the cat's best interests at heart.

Add a Matchmaker to the Stars, a temperamental Italian chef and the usual menagerie of people and pets, stir it all up and you have an entertaining, hard to put down romantic tale of suspense.
Did he love her?
In the heat of the night, love was a given. But as daylight unfolded, her insecurities found their path to her heart. Mina didn’t move, afraid the slightest shifting might wake him. His chest rose and fell against her back as he breathed peacefully. Their bodies touched, connected in a perfect fit. A match made in heaven she repeated to herself, in heaven but not on earth?
The longing she felt for him transcended sex and lust. Eyes closed, she revisited their good-bye two years ago in the cemetery in Italy, and that sense of unconditional love he’d brought into her life. It was the kind of love Mina assumed girls customarily expected from a father, a brother, a kin. But that was only a guess, a yearning, since she’d grown up without parents or siblings, so she had never experienced such love, until then, during that magical Italian summer.
Diego stirred and brushed his lips up and down the nap of her neck. “Missed you,” he whispered.
Now wide-awake, Mina quipped, “You missed me? How?”
“How?” In one fluid motion he spun her around, her body pressed against his. “How did I miss you?’
He paused, his eyes burning from a surge of passion she hadn’t seen coming. “For the last two years I carried with me the image of you in your red dress. The way you looked the last time I was near you. It’s branded in my soul. I couldn’t rid myself of it. Even now a glimpse of a red dress would arouse me. I’d be aroused not by the woman wearing it, but by the memory of you in that red dress.”

About the Author
Best selling author Maria Grazia Swan was born in Italy, but this rolling stone has definitely gathered no moss.

She lived in Belgium, France, Germany, in beautiful Orange County, California where she raised her family, and is currently at home in Phoenix, Arizona--but stay tuned for weekly updates of Where in the World is Maria Grazia Swan?

As a young girl, her vivid imagination predestined her to be a writer. She won her first literary award at the age of fourteen while living in Belgium. As a young woman Maria returned to Italy to design for--ooh-la-la--haute couture.

Once in the U.S. and after years of concentrating on family, she tackled real estate. These days her time is devoted to her deepest passions: writing and helping people and pets find the perfect home.

Maria loves travel, opera, good books, hiking, and intelligent movies (if she can find one, that is). When asked about her idea of a perfect evening, she favors stimulating conversation, Northern Italian food and perfectly chilled Prosecco--but then, who doesn't?
Find Me Here –Maria Grazia Swan:, personal readers/website.

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Maria G. Swan said...

Good morning Mary, thank you so much for this wonderful page. Just looking at it cheered me up.

Natalie B. said...

Hello Maria! As a person who only adopts and fully believes in rescuing over "shopping" for pets, I love that this book's female lead runs a rescue for animals as well as herself. This sounds like a sweet and romantic read. Thank-you for this generous chance. :)

Maria G. Swan said...

Oh, Natalie, thank you for your kind words. I feel just as you do, as a matter of fact I volunteer my time at The Home Fur Good animal shelter and dedicated my previous book, a Cat To Die For to the shelter director Lynda Logan. Was there until an hour ago. Hope you like the book.

fee roberts said...

This sounds like a wonderful story. My daughter would love it. She's a vet tech, and has seen some of the horrible things that people do to animals. On the flip-side of that, she has also seen animals find loving homes.

Maria G. Swan said...

Fee, that's what it's all about indeed, finding loving home for those pets, the shelter where I volunteer is a no kill, and that's the main reason I can work there. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

Kaye Killgore said...

Hi Maria, your books look amazing. Of course, anything with animals is good reading. I too believe in rescuing.

Maria G. Swan said...

Last night we lost a puppy we rescued from County, it had Parvo, we tried everything, at least little Ranger didn't die alone and he had a name a loving people around. I get emotional..but that's what keeps me writing. Thanks for posting.