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Welcome to my tour stop with JustRead Publicity Tours! I'm happy to be able to support a fellow blogger who I've worked with for years with her most recent book release. Read an excerpt and enter the tour giveaway below...

Midnight Blue
(Love in Color #1)
By Suzie Waltner
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & eBook, 278 Pages
September 6, 2022 by Anaiah Press Publishing


A series of heartbreaking setbacks behind her, Scarlett Sykes is now focused on creating the best life possible for her daughter. One where innocence and joy is not colored by rejection or loss. While finances are tight and Scarlett’s job isn’t ideal for a single mother, her child will always know she’s loved. Especially since Harmony’s father wanted nothing to do with them.

As lead singer and the face of a successful country band, Jake Turnquist’s closest friends depend on him, but life in the spotlight is quickly losing its appeal. At a party celebrating another accomplishment, he’s stunned to discover Scarlett assisting the caterer. Almost ten years have passed, but he’s never forgotten his first love.

In the hours after a surprise revelation, Jake scrambles to orchestrate a way to spend time with Scarlett and Harmony—the family he’s always wanted but never knew he had. He once gave her up to pursue his music. What will he have to surrender to win her back?

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Unaware of the storm brewing around her, Harmony closed her eyes as she led into the chorus. “When the morning comes and the storm blows through, I’ll be waiting. Watching over you. When life disappoints, and you can’t help but cry, let the rain of my love get you by.”

Scarlett blinked back tears at the broken promises and years of loneliness those lyrics represented.

A fierce scowl marred Jake’s face. “Where’d you hear that song?” He took a step forward, crushing a cup in his hand as his gaze bounced between her and Harmony.

The music stopped mid-note. Scarlett stood and moved in front of her daughter as his face grew redder. Why was he so angry? She hadn’t broken her word—he was the expert at that. All she’d done was taught a little girl—one desperate to understand why she didn’t have a dad who loved and wanted her—a song.

“My daddy wrote it.” Harmony’s small voice ignited every protective instinct within her.

About the Author

Suzie Waltner is a lover of fiction and is first and foremost a reader. When she’s not at work or reading or writing, you can find her cheering on the Nashville Predators (hockey) or dancing an hour away in Zumba class. Until her second year of college, her life plan was to become a veterinarian. A fainting spell while watching a surgery performed on a sheep changed that plan. Now she works in the corporate world during the day while creating stories in her free time. Suzie resides in a suburb of Nashville, TN and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers as well as Faith, Hope, and Love Christian Writers. She currently serves as the president of the Middle Tennessee ACFW chapter.

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Tour Schedule

Follow along at JustRead Tours for a full list of stops!

Tour-Wide Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a Everything But the Book Cozy Reading Basket: sherpa throw, I'd Rather Be Reading mug, I Read Past My Bedtime socks, 12 oz orange spice candle, portable power bank, book cozy, and some reading snacks plus a $20 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked above. The giveaway begins at midnight January 16, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 23, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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