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Promo Spotlight and Giveaway: All I Want is You by Toni Blake

Friday, June 20, 2014

I'm sharing a promo spotlight on Toni Blake's contemporary romance, All I Want is You (Coral Cove #1), today, as a part of the VBT. In the following, find the promo, an excerpt, fun facts about the book and author links. The giveaway includes a paperback copy of this book (US Residents ONLY), don't forget to enter (via rafflecopter widget given below)!

All I Want is You
Toni Blake
(Coral Cove #1)
Published May 27, 2014 by Avon

Sometimes you have to create your own destiny...

Christy Knight grew up in Destiny, Ohio, but lately she feels that her future lies elsewhere. Her parents are gone and the beautiful jewelry she creates doesn't pay the bills. Maybe it's time for Christy to grow up and find a guy who's smart, sexy, and solvent. Her rugged handyman neighbor fits the first two categories, but he's all wrong for her. If only he didn't have such captivating blue eyes.

Wary of trusting others, Jack DuVall hasn't been entirely honest with Christy. He's not really a handyman. He's not really broke. And sharing the long drive to visit her beloved grandpa isn't just about gallantry—he finds gorgeous, feisty Christy completely irresistible.

When secrets are exposed, Jack and Christy struggle to find their way back to one another, but the quirky seaside town of Coral Cove could prove the perfect place to find a red-hot destiny of their own.

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An Excerpt from All I Want is You:

He pointed to the tightrope.  “How do you do that?” he asked.

“Balance,” Fletcher replied.

And Jack laughed.

But Fletcher said, “No, I’m serious. Life is all about balance.  And walking on the tightrope is really just a metaphor for life. It’s … a balance of putting yourself at risk and keeping yourself upright at the same time. It’s about the discipline to teach yourself to do the impossible. Anybody can walk on a tightrope if they’re brave enough and dedicated enough. Anybody can learn to do the impossible – if they want it bad enough.

I just wanted it bad enough. So what’s impossible for you?”

“Trust.”  The word popped out of Jack’s mouth before he’d even realized it. Damn, how had this guy drawn that from him so quickly? 

Though Fletcher simply responded with a shrug.  “The whole world has trust issues. But you know who wins in life? The people who get over it and trust anyway. The question is always – do you want it bad enough?”

Fun Facts about All I Want is You

•    The core idea of ALL I WANT IS YOU actually came to me around fourteen years ago.  I even wrote a detailed synopsis for it at the time.  But due to various career issues being in flux in those days, I never had occasion to show the story idea to anyone.

•    I think the story developed in a much richer, deeper way as the start of the Coral Cove series than it would have as a singular work.

•    I really enjoyed taking a character first introduced in the Destiny series and using her circumstances to propel my work in a new direction – specifically, the Gulf Coast of Florida, where I’ve spent quite a bit of time due to the good fortune of an aunt and uncle who lived in that area for many years.

•    What’s extra fun for me about this story is that a lot of the mishaps that take place in the first few chapters really happened to me in real life when I was in my early 20s, living on my own for the first time, in Cincinnati – where ALL I WANT IS YOU begins.


About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Toni Blake’s love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel - nineteen notebook pages long. Since then, Toni has become a RITA-nominated author of more than twenty contemporary romance novels including her recent 2014 RITA nomination for Half Moon Hill, the last installment in her popular Destiny series.

Her books have received the National Readers Choice Award and the Bookseller’s Best Award, and her work has been excerpted in Cosmo. Toni lives in the Midwest and enjoys traveling, crafts, and spending time outdoors.

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(Note: I received the above promo+giveaway info from Book Plug Promotions. ~Punya)


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