Saturday, February 14, 2015

Accept the Dandelion by Brooke Williams

Back Cover Blurb

Renee Lockhart has her eye on a lofty goal…to fill the open position of morning radio show host at the radio station where she works.  When her co-workers sign her up for a local TV version of “the Bachelor,” Renee goes along with it in order to raise her public profile.
Ben McConnell, the most eligible bachelor in town, insists that Renee be placed on the show, despite her bumbling audition.  Ben gets much more than he expected in Renee.  He gets a girl who doesn’t bow to his every whim…and a girl who opens his eyes to true, unexpected love. When nothing goes right on the local program called "Accept this Dandelion"...hilarity ensues. Imagine your worst possible dates happening...on TV!

Read an Excerpt:

“My favorite flower,” Renee Lockhart said, blinking into the bright light of the camera, “is the dandelion.” 

The producer scoffed. She couldn’t see him around the bulky black machine recording her every movement and the blinding hot lights shining into her eyes, but he was there. He shot rapid fire questions in her direction.

“You know dandelions aren’t really flowers, right?” His legs shifted.

Renee swallowed. She was uncomfortable seeing only his pants and shoes. It was as if his voice came from some unknown source outside her world under the bright lights. Were they getting brighter and hotter by the minute? “I...I know,” she stuttered as the sweat gathered at the back of her neck. What had she gotten into? She never should have allowed herself to be put into this position in the first place. “But they certainly look more like a flower than a weed,” she continued, picking up speed and gaining confidence. Who was he to mock her answers? “And I enjoy the way they turn to white puff and spread themselves in the wind.”

“White puff?” He snorted as someone else off camera coughed. “I think we’re done here.”

Renee’s face grew warmer. She was already flushed from the heat of the lights and the pressure of the situation, but now she had to be beet red. The producer’s legs turned and walked away from the set as another pair entered her line of sight. As the assistant’s face brightened outside of the shadows, Renee realized what was happening. She was being dismissed. In her fury and embarrassment, she began to pull at the wires connecting her to the microphone. It had taken the staff quite a bit of time to figure out where to place the small bud so her dress would hide it, but it would still pick up her voice. Now, Renee didn’t care how much effort had gone into its placement. She wanted it off. She needed freedom.

Renee shook the wire until it disconnected from the battery pack situated behind her. She pulled the microphone up and out in front of her and threw it onto the chair she had been occupying, only wishing it were heavier so she could make more noise.

What a waste of time. She should have known better than to ever agree to such nonsense. A dating show? It wasn’t like her. Her co-workers knew that. And yet they signed her up for it anyway, just because they wanted her to find someone. And she, even after her doubts and misgivings, had gone ahead with the process. What harm could it do? But now, she had her answer. Renee was mortified. A man with no torso dismissed her...a coward with only legs who had never even shown his face.

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About Brooke:
Brooke Williams is a former radio announcer/producer and script writer turned freelance writer and author. When Brooke's first daughter was born in 2009 she left her full time radio career to stay home. Eventually, she realized she could fulfill her lifelong desire to write while her daughter napped and she then entered into the freelance writing world. As her business grew, she took on clients from all over the world and began to dabble in fiction writing once again.

Brooke has several books on the market including her first novel, 

  • "Someone Always Loved You" 
  • and the thriller "Beyond the Bars." Others include 
  • "Wrong place, Right time" (December 9th 2014 from the Writer's Coffee Shop), 
  • "Accept this Dandelion" (feb 2015, Prism Book Group) and 
  • "Mamarazzi (August 2015, Prism Book Group.) 
  • She even has a children's book under contract for Feb 2016. 
Brooke loves all things writing and currently specializes in clean romantic comedy, though she's written a bit of everything.

Connect with Brooke here:
Facebook author page

BROOKE is giving away a copy of ACCEPT THE DANDELION. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


Robin Bunting said...

This sounds like a very interesting story line. Would love a copy. Thank you for this chance to win one.

Linda Kish said...

This sounds terrific. I'd love to read it.

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Patricia Bradley said...

Enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds like a great book!

Deanna Stevens said...

What a great story.. a bachelor story?? how fun.. on my TBR list :)
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Caryl Kane said...

I enjoyed learning about Brooke. ACCEPT THE DANDELION sounds like an amazing read.


Karen said...

This sounds like my kind of book, thanks for the introduction to this book and the giveaway.

KayM said...

Love the excerpt! This sounds like a great read!

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