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Monday, October 5, 2015

Elli



ELLI
by Tina DeSalvo

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GENRE:  Romance

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BLURB:

Her life could have been over with her breast cancer diagnosis, but Elli had fought and won. Now she is ready to fight for other women facing the same nightmare, but to do so she is going to need money. And she is going to need it fast.

Fortunately, Elli finds herself with half ownership of a Louisiana plantation. A twisted inheritance has set her up with an interesting future. Unfortunately, Elli no longer believes in planning a future, she just wants to take the money and run.

Ben Bienvenu wants nothing to do with the woman from California who is certain to turn his world upside down. But the conditions of the will that left the property to both of them doesn’t give him much choice. Not if he wants to keep the property that’s been in his family for generations.

A snobby diva rental dog, an impossible will, a nosy Bienvenu family, a distracting Mardi Gras season and a man who thinks he is protecting his son by standing his ground against her… Elli knows that trying to find common ground with this man known as the Cajun Dog Whisperer is going to be an uphill battle. 

Two broken people.


Both in need of a Second Chance….

EXCERPT:

“Out!” Ben stormed into the guest room and closed Elli’s open suitcase, zipping it shut before speaking again. “You’ve got some nerve moving into my home, lady.” Two hours ago, he thought he’d made it clear to her that she was not welcome anywhere on his land. “Either go back to the bunkhouse for the night or find a hotel…preferably in Kansas!”

She lunged for the suitcase and sat on top of it before he could pick it up. “This is my house, too. I can stay here if I want. You can threaten me all you want, but I have rights. I asked my attorney, and she said I had the legal right to domicile on the plantation if I want…and I want.” She folded her arms across her chest as if that made it final. The hell it did.

He gripped the suitcase handle, looking at her a full three seconds to give her ample warning she had better move her West Coast derriere off the suitcase. When she just stared back with that stubborn look he’d seen much too often in the short time he’d known her, he figured they were at an impasse. Again. He shrugged his shoulders and yanked the suitcase off the bed, causing Elli to tumble to the floor. Her little prissy dog, resting on the bed pillow, raised her head and looked at her owner, sniffed, and put her head back down.



AUTHOR INFO:

Throughout her life, Tina DeSalvo has filled many roles – daughter, sister, student, wife, mother, journalist. Then one day she took on one she had not planned – breast cancer patient. In an instant her life changed. But as she had done everything else in her life, Tina threw herself into overcoming this role and becoming a survivor.

It was during this time of fighting and healing that Elli was born. Tina took all that she learned, many of the people she met during the battle and poured it all into a book full of heart and humor. Elli is the story of getting a second chance at life after breast cancer. It’s not a book about cancer, it’s about a woman who’s had it. It’s a story that will make you laugh and could even bring tears to your eyes and it’s right from Tina’s heart. So much so that she is donating all proceeds from the sale of Elli to help meet the unmet needs of other women who are going through the same fight she did.

Since Elli, Tina has continued her Second Chance series with Jewell. We hope that you will check out Jewell as well and keep an eye out for Abby coming later in 2016.

Now, as we enter October and another Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tina is reaching out to share her story and share Elli’s story again. There will be Facebook events (https://www.facebook.com/TinaDeSalvoAuthor) and news of other contests and appearances on her website (www.tinadesalvo.com ). And all month long she will be visiting blogs to share her heart and her message. She’s looking to give away Care Packages to ten Centers that work with Breast Cancer patients.  You can nominate a Center or Charity that has worked with you or a friend or family member as they went through treatment for Breast Cancer. From all nominated, ten will be randomly picked and Tina will give away a basket full of goodies in the name of you or your friend or family member. Let’s spread the love in October to those that might need it the most.

Buy the book at

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Elli-Second-Chance-Novel-Book-ebook/dp/B00JWA30LK/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elli-tina-desalvo/1119464794

The author is giving away a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift certificate. Use the link below to enter.  The second link is for the Cancer giveaway.


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27 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Mai T. said...

What do you want your tombstone to say?

Teresa Kander said...

What a great story! And as a breast cancer survivor, thank you for the Cancer Center giveaway!!

Lea-Ellen B. said...

Tina - Thanks for donating all proceeds from the sale of 'Elli' to help others, as well as you giving 10 care packages to centers that work with Breast Cancer patients.

Lea-Ellen {night owl in IL}

Andra Dalton said...

What a wonderful way to raise awareness for such a worthy cause!!! Hats off to everyone that's participating in this project!!! Many Blessings to all those who have been touched by this disease that they stay strong & courageous as they continue to fight!!! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway & good luck to all who enter!!!:)

Anonymous said...

I wish you well, and good luck with the release!

--Trix

misty gaoutte-clarkson said...

Thank you for doing this

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Elaine, thank you for hosting my blog tour on the very first day on your wonderful site! As a breast cancer survivor, my wish is to let ladies (and men) out there know you can live a life filled with love and Second Chances- through cancer!! I hope I told I was able to do that through ELLI, a Second Chance Novel. Breast Cancer awareness month is an excellent time to spread that message...and to shout out often- GET your mammograms and DO your monthly Self Breast exams ladies (you too, men)!! Thanks again, Elaine.

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Thank you, too, Goodess Fish Promotions for organizing the show! Woohoo! Let the fun begin...

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Lea-Ellen, I'm a night owl, too! I have been buying some fun items to stuff in the care packages for both the fighters and their med teams. They will have the opportunity to distribute the items in whatever way the find is best for them. Maybe a prize bingo? Stay well.

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Teresa, I hope you enjoy reading the full book! I tried to make it light but get to the heart of Elli's journey after the treatment ends and she must try to figure out how to live her life as a survivor...of course, Ben is making what she thought she had figured out, difficult. That is all of our journeys in life right? Thanks for your comment.

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Hi Mai T. Thanks for stopping by- believe it or not, I have thought about this question. I have it written down for my family.

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Thanks for your positive and uplifting comment, Andra. Good luck to you, too. T

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...
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Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Thank you Misty, good luck with the contest and I hope you enjoy ELLI!

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Hi Trix,
I tried to send you a nice little heart but it didn't appear in the comment so..I'm trying this again..lol! I wish you good luck with the contest and wish you excellent health "heart"! (It's a pink heart of course)

Eva Millien said...

Sounds like a really good book, good luck with the tour and your book, thanks for sharing!

Sue Blanford said...

Tina good luck with the tour. Going to try to make it every day in support.

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Thanks Sue! You rock!

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Teresa- i wish you excellent Health!

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Thanks Eva for commenting. I enjoyed writing ELLI and the book that follows, JEWELL. I love the people from Sugar Mill Plantation in both books

Lisa Hutson said...

That was my favorite thing. Elli is a story about a woman that survived cancer. Not about the cancer. It's about the amazing woman. Loved it! I have just started Jewell. :-)

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Thanks for making note of that Lisa. I wanted to write the story of life as a survivor! I hope you enjoy Jewell.

Tina DeSalvo, Author said...

Thanks for the comment, Victoria.

Nikolina said...

Really enjoyed reading the blurb & the excerpt, thank you!

Dario Z said...

Thank you for fighting for those who cannot!