Welcoming #HarlequinHeartwarming Author Cari Lyn Webb with a Walmart Selfie (Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaway)

On tour with Prism Book Tours.

I love Harlequin's Heartwarming line and I'm thrilled that I can now go and pick up copies for myself or as a gift for someone else at a local Walmart! I want to welcome Heartwarming author Cari Lynn Webb to my blog today sharing her selfie and message! Don't forget to check out the other stops on the tour and make sure you enter the fabulous gift card giveaway by taking a selfie of your own...

Something Special About a Paperback


I’m a split personality when it comes to e-books versus paperbacks. I was an early adopter of the Kindle and still have one of the original versions in my office. My Kindle keeps me calm when I fly. I’m not the best of flyers and reading is my coping mechanism. (I picked up my first romance in an airport bookstore between flights when I was a teenager and I’ve been hooked on romance ever since.) One of my fears has long been that I’ll finish a book during a plane flight and have nothing to distract me aside from the In-flight magazine. There is nothing calming about an In-flight magazine. But now my Kindle conveniently stores as many books as I want and gone are my days of stuffing several paperbacks into my purse before a flight.

However, no matter how many books I load onto my Kindle, there is still something special about a paperback - holding a book resonates deep within me. And even the Kindle hasn’t dimmed my love for the paperback. I upgraded to the Kindle Fire as soon as it became available because I wanted to see the book covers on my Kindle bookshelf in color. I missed those rich and vibrant colors of a paperback cover. And yes, I read the acknowledgments first and then the author’s special thank you, even on my Kindle, even though with one click, I can jump to Chapter One.

I have some of the same books on my Kindle and in print. Several paperbacks are so well read that now I re-read those stories on the Kindle while the paperback version stays on my bookshelf for safe keeping. There’s something about holding a book and flipping the page and anticipating a favorite scene or line of dialogue. Picking up a paperback is like sitting down to spend an afternoon with a good friend. There’s something about opening that cover (without breaking the spine – I’m particular about that) and escaping into a new world inside those pages.

So I’ll continue to double-dip and load more books on my Kindle and stash more paperbacks on my bookshelves for what my husband calls an incurable reading habit. And I’m thrilled that I’ll get to add more Heartwarming books to my bookshelves now that Heartwarming paperbacks will be available at Wal-Mart. A Heartwarming story will be within reach no matter if I pick up my Kindle or a paperback… there’s nothing better than that.

Happy Reading!

 Cari


Cari Lynn Webb lives in Alabama with her family. If she isn’t at her computer, she can usually be found: picking up her daughters from school, dropping off at swimming or soccer practice or running into the grocery store for that one thing she forgot on her shopping list. She loves escaping into a romance and her e-reader can usually be found in her passenger seat. Visit her at: www.carilynnwebb.com.


Make Me a Match: Baby, Baby\The Matchmaker Wore Skates\Suddenly Sophie
The Matchmaker Wore Skates, will release in February 2016 as the second story in the anthology, Make Me A Match.

Tour Schedule

Check out these Heartwarming authors' own selfies...

January 3rd: Launch
January 4th: I Am A Reader - Amy Vastine
January 5th: Mel's Shelves - Anna J. Stewart
January 6th: deal sharing aunt - Cari Lynn Webb
January 7th: Reading Is My SuperPower - Carol Ross
January 8th: Katie's Clean Book Collection - Catherine Lanigan
January 10th: Babs Book Bistro - Leigh Riker
January 11th: Love, Laughter, Friendship - Melinda Curtis
January 12th: Heidi Reads... - Pamela Tracy
January 13th: Christian Chick's Thoughts - Rula Sinara
January 14th: Bookworm Lisa - Tara Taylor Quinn
January 15th: Grand Finale

Tour-Wide Giveaway

15 - $10 Walmart Gift Cards
- Rules: To enter, take a selfie at a local Walmart with a Heartwarming book and post publicly on social media (can be your hands, your face, etc. with a Heartwarming book). Can enter once each day with a different picture each time. Those who post the same picture multiple times will be disqualified. Those who only post privately (so that it can't be viewed publicly) will also be disqualified.
- US Only
- Ends January 20th

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