Monday, December 17, 2012

@GoddessFish Virtual Excerpt Tour & #Giveaway - Challenging The Legacy by Genie Gabriel

Today I'm pleased to introduce you to Genie Gabriel. Genie is on tour with her book, Challenging The Legacy over at Goddess Fish Promotions. You can view her tour schedule by clicking any of the tour banners, and don't forget to leave a comment as Genie's offering you a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card during her tour and a $10 Gift Card to Powell's Bookstore to one commenter at every stop.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

For years I've been fascinated by the puzzle of why some people collapse under life's traumas and others emerge triumphantly stronger. These triumphs of the human spirit over the ugliest of adversities became the basis for my stories. Yet my dramatic stories have always contained touches of humor, and sometimes I have great fun writing romantic comedy novellas. However, in all my stories, my passion for writing romance is an outlet for the powerful messages that people can overcome great difficulties, and true love can turn life’s heartaches into happily ever after.

My Web site:

Genre: Women's Fiction


Super-mom Tallie O'Shea took on eight adopted children and built a legacy of compassionate justice with her policeman husband. When he is gunned down, she doesn't think it's an accident. Then a former lover shows up and the lies from her past start unraveling. As dangers explode around her, can Tallie set things right before everything she loves is destroyed?


Back at the house, Pierce cornered Tallie. "What's the deal with a dredge?"

Tallie looked at him closely. Distinguished gray at the temples, eyes as sharply blue as they had been so many years ago. Still take-your-breath-away handsome, and here she was with a rifle on her hip, her hair wild with the natural curl turning to frizz, her minimal make-up of mascara and lip gloss cried and worried off, and wearing work-worn clothes to clean the house.

Though she regarded news conferences as media circuses, she never imagined this would end in Halo literally exploding with her children right in the middle of the action. Oh, yes, they were Bernie's kids. Even as she worried, immense pride filled Tallie's heart. Bernie's legacy of courage and compassion lived in his children. In their children.

"When she was a teenager, Marly rode a motorbike up the conveyor belt of an old mining dredge, revved it up as fast as it would go, and jumped over the gap to come down on the other side of the pond. She was so proud because none of her brothers could do it. They were too big and heavy."

As Tallie told the anecdote, Pierce's face grew paler and paler. "Is that as dangerous as it sounds?"

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BK said...

Hope you had a great tour Genie :)

Teddy Rose said...

I hope you enjoyed your tour!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today!

Unknown said...

Sounds like an interesting book! Good luck with the tour!!!

Anonymous said...

This was a fun tour--best of luck with the release, and happy holidays!


Rita Wray said...

Great tour, I've enjoyed it. I can't wait to read the book.


MomJane said...

Interesting excerpt. Sounds like a great story.

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hello, all! I'm getting my usual late start to the day, but will be back off and on during the day to chat with commenters.

Before I feed my doggies, but want to thank BK for hosting me today. I so much appreciate it!

I'll be baaaack...

Unknown said...

I love that you write your stories as people trumphing over adversity. It really gives us all something to aspire to

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Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hi, Teddy Rose! Love the dog picture! But I'm a pushover for dogs. I gladly let my doggie herd run my life--for the most part. However, they have learned to let me write occasionally. :)

Thank you for stopping by!

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hi, Rhomy! Glad this piqued your interest. :)

Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hi, Elizabeth! Thank you for your kind wishes, and happy holidays to you also!

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hi, Ingeborg! So glad you've been following my tour! Hope you enjoy the book. :)

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hi, MomJane! Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by to say hello!

Now, let's see if I can prove I'm not a robot on the first try. Am I the only one who can't read those letters half the time? LOL!

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

Hi, Shannon! I very much admire people who face trauma with courage, then go one step further and still find joy in life. Every time I write a story like this, it is in honor of real people who do that. They are indeed inspiring!

Thank you for stopping by!

Genene Valleau, writing as Genie Gabriel said...

And I'm wrapping up late today also. :)

But I wanted to thank BK for hosting me today, and also wanted to say thank you to everyone who commented.

I'd also like to announce the winner of this week's $10 gift certificate: it's Rhomy!

Rhomy, if you would please contact me at so I can send your gift certificate, that would be great!

Good-night, all!

Unknown said...

Sounds very interesting. Another one to consider reading. :)

Mary Preston said...

Thank you for the fabulous tour. I'll be reading you soon.