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We're launching the Book Tour for CHRISTMAS IN THE COVE by CAROL ROSS!

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Launch for
Christmas in the Cove
By Carol Ross

Come join us for a little suspense and romance set during Christmas in scenic Pacific Cove...

Tour Schedule

December 14th:
Thoughts of a Blonde
Katie's Clean Book Collection
Paulette's Papers
December 15th:
Harlie's Books
Heidi Reads...
Falling Leaves
Rockin' Book Reviews
beck valley books
December 16th:
Mel's Shelves
Books, Dreams, Life
JoJo's Corner
Nicole's Book Musings
December 18th:
Christy's Cozy Corners
I Am A Reader
Book Lover in Florida
With Love for Books
December 19th:
Reading Is My SuperPower
underneath the covers
Bookworm Lisa
Getting Your Read On
December 20th: Grand Finale

Note from the Author

Who doesn’t love the beach? Growing up just an hour from the Pacific Ocean and spending days and weeks of my childhood at the beach; camping, digging clams, playing in the sand, fishing on the ocean and Puget Sound, exploring old forts and caves, it seemed like the obvious choice to set a book here. But where exactly? There were so many locations that seemed perfect, countless landmarks, lighthouses, beaches, coves, ports and small towns that make my heart sing. I wanted accuracy and yet I wanted to include them all. Thus, the little town of Pacific Cove was born. It’s a mix of many of my favorite spots and memories along the Oregon and Washington coasts.

I chose to set this book in winter because the hero and heroine, Eli and Aubrey, are both members of the United States Coast Guard. In addition to some of the most dangerous ocean conditions in the world, the Pacific Coast is also known for its wild winter weather. That’s when the most dramatic storms happen. Like their motto states, the Coast Guard is “Always Ready.” And as I discovered in my research, these incredibly brave men and women live by their creed. Even under seemingly impossible to navigate conditions, their courage, skill, and heroism cannot be over-stated.

Luckily for me, winter also means Christmas. So to add some sweetness and lighthearted moments, a Christmas contest is playing out during the book. These moments turned out to be some of my favorites, and (I think) some of the most heartwarming.

Thank you for joining me, and Eli and Aubrey, on this tour. I hope you enjoy Pacific Cove and its characters as much as I enjoyed writing them.

Happy Holidays!


Christmas in the CoveChristmas in the Cove
by Carol Ross
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
December 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Nobody is going to hurt her—not on his watch

A DEA stealth mission has brought coast guard Lt. Commander Eli Pelletier home. But when he ends up aiding rescue swimmer Aubrey Wynn during her own harrowing mission, powerful emotions reignite between them. Except Aubrey doesn't want Eli's protection. She wants answers.

Twelve years ago, Eli broke up with Aubrey without telling her the real reason he was leaving Pacific Cove. How can he try for a second chance if he's forced to deceive her again? Amid suspected drug trafficking and a sabotaged Christmas contest, Eli must find a way to regain Aubrey's trust without compromising his career or endangering the woman he loves.

Carol Ross lives with her husband and one loveable miscreant of a dachshund in a small town in Washington close to both the ocean and the mountains. She adores the Pacific Northwest because it provides her with endless opportunities for the activities she loves—hiking, running, skiing, and spending time outdoors. Although she enjoys reading in many genres, she writes what she loves the most—romance, especially light-hearted stories about the fun, flirty, and often-tumultuous path toward a happily ever after.

Other Books by the Author

Mountains Apart (Seasons of Alaska #1) A Case for Forgiveness (Seasons of Alaska #2) If Not for a Bee (Seasons of Alaska #3) A Family Like Hannah's (Seasons of Alaska #4)

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card and a copy of Christmas in the Cove (signed copy if US, ebook if international)
- Ends December 24th

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  1. I really like the book cover! This book looks like such a fun, happy, interesting, and intriguing Christmas holiday read! Totally can't wait to read this book!

    1. Thanks so much, Ally! I like the cover, too. I was so excited that it looked so Christmas-y. Really hope you enjoy the story.

  2. This sounds like a wonderful Christmas read.

    1. Thank you, Mary! It was such a fun story for me to write.

  3. Thank you so much for organizing this tour for me, Tressa and Laura! I love Prism Book Tours(:

  4. Thank you so much for the chance to read and post reviews on a few sites!

  5. Thank you, looks good would love to read.

    1. Thank you, Wendy! Merry Christmas and good luck in the giveaway.

  6. My Review: Another great book by Carol Ross. Just the right amount of Romance and Suspense to keep the reader hanging onto every page. Aubrey and Eli were in love in high school and then Eli broke her heart by breaking up and leaving Pacific Cove. They are back working together after 12 years and finding that their love is still strong. But there are things going on that Eli cannot tell Aubrey and in trying to protect her he drives her away. Can they put all the mistakes behind them and find a lasting relationship even through the tough situations. I recommend this book and I believe you will enjoy it as I did. This book was gifted to me by the Author with no requirement for a review. All views are my own.

    1. Stella, thank you again! You're awesome. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. I really appreciate you taking the time to read and review it. Merry Christmas!

  7. This looks like lovely read for the holiday season! I would also like to tip my hat to the cover designer. Love the look. Especially the vibrant red Christmas ribbons! :)

    1. Thank you! I would love to take credit for the design but Harlequin's art department designs all our covers. I was hoping for a Christmas cover, so I was really excited when I saw it.

  8. I love the cover. It reminds me of where my sister used to live. It's perfect for this time of year. I hope those two can work things out. I'm a sucker for a happy ending.

    1. Thank you, Linda! It really is a beautiful cover. So grateful to Harlequin's art department. Even though I'm not sure where the photo was taken, I'm pretty sure I'd like to live there(: And Lol! That's the beauty of reading romance novels, right? Even though I'm guaranteed a happy ending, I'm always on the edge of my seat until I finally get there.

  9. Great review I'm looking forward to reading this, love the cover too

    1. Thank you, Penney! I hope you enjoy it. I love the cover, too! So thankful for Harlequin's art department and their excellent designs.

  10. I really enjoyed your excerpt! What's not to like? A beach and Christmas together!

    1. Thank you so much, Lori. And my sentiments exactly! Two of my favorite things wrapped up in a book.

  11. you got great read who does your covers and do you have any of the book mark or the swag on them

    1. Hi! Thank you. Harlequin's art department designs all of our covers. They really do an excellent job, I think. I don't have any bookmarks or swag with the Christmas cover. I wish I would have had some made!

  12. I love the book cover very nice. Love these types of stories, can't wait to read it!! :)

    1. Thanks so much, Chelsey! Hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas!

  13. Christmas in the Cove sounds like a really great book. I will have to check it out.

    1. Thank you, Courtney! I hope you get a chance to read it. Have a great Holiday!

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