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Friday, September 19, 2014

End of Summer Birthday Bash | Day Five ~ Meant To Be Mine Excerpt & Giveaway!

Excerpt from Meant to Be Mine by Becky Wade         

          Ty Porter liked her -- her! -- which made her the luckiest girl in Vegas.  Their very good fortune during the past two hours at the craps table hardly compared.
          Celia picked up the dice and gave them a shake.  The group of players gathered around the table focused their attention on her.  Some called out encouragement.
          "If you roll a seven," Ty said, "I vote we get married."
          "You're incorrigible."
          "If you roll a seven, sweet one, I'll take it as a sign, we'll get hitched tonight, and you'll be stuck with me for life."  He placed all his chips on the pass line.
          "I've just proposed to this little lady here," he announced to the table.  "If she rolls a seven we're going to make it official."
          The players hooted and hollered.
          "He's just joking," Celia informed them. 
          Their excitement drowned out her rationality.  Several players raised glasses.  Others added additional chips to their bets.  All heartily approved of Ty's plan.  Apparently, the decision to hang a lifetime commitment on the roll of two dice made perfect sense to sloshed tourists in Vegas.   
          Celia tossed the dice.  They flew to the opposite end of the oblong table, bounced off the bumper and skittered to a stop.  A '3' and a '4'.           Seven.
          The table broke into an uproar.
          Celia stood amid the clamor.  The sight of the dice, an unmistakable three and an unmistakable four, branded into her brain. 
          The dealers reached forward to dole out chips to all the players.
          "You just doubled my money," Ty drawled.  "Thank you kindly, Mrs. Porter."
          "I'm not Mrs. Porter."  Teasing tinged her voice.  She didn't want to be too hard on him, not when the notion of him wanting to marry her was so outrageously flattering. 
          "Determined to wait until after the ceremony, huh?"  He tipped the dealers and requested a tray so that he could pack up his chips.  "You coming?"
          "Definitely."  She didn't want to tell him this, at the risk of seeming pathetic.  But she'd follow him anywhere.

Author Becky Wade: 

Becky makes her home in Dallas, Texas with her husband, three children, and one adoring (and adored) cavalier spaniel. Her CBA debut, My Stubborn Heart, was a finalist in both the RITA and INSPY awards. Undeniably Yours, which kicked off her Texas-set Porter Family series, recently won the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and has been nominated for a Carol Award.  Her newest contemporary romance, Meant to Be Mine, released in May. 

Web Site and Social Media Links:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A18HYEG/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B00A18HYEG&linkCode=as2&tag=chrisbooksrev-20&linkId=6ONKMJXH2VXYZMNU   http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764209752/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0764209752&linkCode=as2&tag=chrisbooksrev-20&linkId=SC2KUFKMB6KNOPI5

Short Summary of Meant to Be Mine:

One spontaneous Las Vegas wedding. 
+ One groom who regrets it in the morning. 
+ Five and a half years of separation. 
+ A baby hidden from her father. 
= Lots of emotion, fun, romance and forgiveness.


Enter for a chance to win signed copies of the first two books in the Porter Family series, Undeniably Yours & Meant To Be Mine! Giveaway is open to the US and ends 9/28.

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  1. This books are so interesting. Would love to read them :)
    dkstevensne at outlook .com

  2. I can't wait to read Meant to be Mine! I loved Undeniably Yours, but the story line of MtbM is even more intriguing to me.

  3. Oh dear, oh dear . . . something tells me a marriage based on the roll of the dice will be a complete disaster, but a great story.

  4. I can't imagine being in such a situation. I want to read the rest of the story because this little snippet made me laugh. This is a week that I need more laughter in it.

  5. I'm delighted to take part in your second annual birthday bash, Melanie! Thanks so much for inviting me to participate. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. You're giving away gifts.... What can we give YOU to celebrate?!

  6. Love this excerpt! I enjoyed "Undeniably Yours", and can't wait to read "Meant To Be Mine"! Thanks for the chance to win, ladies!

  7. Becky Wade is a new to me author, but this book teaser has me hooked! Thank you for the giveaway!
    Kelly Y.
    kelly *at* dkcountryarts *dot* com

  8. Thank you for the giveaway! I've only read one of Becky's books, "My Stubborn Heart", but I loved it!

  9. Your End of Summer Birthday Bash has been fabulous, Melanie! Becky Wade will be on my TBR list and her book Meant to Be Yours. Hope you will do this again next year. Happy Birthday!
    Thank you for this giveaway opportunity!

  10. I can not describe how much I love this book! Reading the excerpt is so tempting tomake me want start reading it again right now.


  11. I have not read this book, yet, but I LOVED Undeniably Yours. I am very anxious to read Meant to be Mine!

  12. Wow, what an amazing giveaway, I would to win books because I have been wanting to read them!!!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and God Bless you!!!
    sarahrichmond.12@gmail. com

  13. I have read all but Meant to be Mine! It is on my wish list. Love Becky's books! thanks for the chance to win!

  14. Becky Wade is by far one of my favorite contemporary romance authors! I'm so excited to see a giveaway of some of her books on your blog! Thanks for the opportunity!! :)

  15. Melanie, your End of Summer Birthday Bash is a fabulous idea! Becky Wade is a new author for me. I would love to add these books to my TBR pile. Thank you for this giveaway!

  16. Okay, I have been wanting to read this book but now, reading the excerpt, I am hooked. Now I will have to find it and read it. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Meant to be mine is my favourite book that she's written so far

  18. I have read all Becky Ward's books and love them. This is a wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  19. I've read all of Becky's books and really liked them. I'm looking forward to the next book about the Porters.
    Thanks for this chance to win her books.

  20. I love Becky's books - I would like the chance to win these for a friend please - thanks so much! :)

  21. Becky Wade is one of the best Christian Romance authors. I love reading her books. It also reminds me of how much I love my husband and how VERY blessed I am to have HIM as mine :) Becky has been blessed with a great talent and she shines her light through the Lord in her novels.


  22. I've read Meant To Be Mine just recently and loved it! What a fun and great giveaway!

  23. Wow! I want to read this!!

  24. thank you for the giveaway! I haven't read any of her books, but I am so interested in them, they all look so good!

  25. This sounds like it will be fun to read. I would love to be the lucky winner.

  26. Hello Melanie. thanks of the review of Becy's books. I remember this in other comments. I remember once when she showed two pictures of her and her husband for us to pick the one most like the cover and was fun.. I would be thrilled to win her books. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

  27. I enjoyed Meant to Be Mine and am sure the next book will be fabulous as well. Would love to have a print copy of both so I can share :)

  28. I have not read any of Becky Wade's books as yet and would love to win. Several of the sites to follow, I could not remember my 'name' but definitely was already signed up. wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  29. I would love to win this book...thanks for the giveaway! rita.navarre@yahoo.com

  30. If asked I might say historical fiction was my favorite genre, but I've read some great contemporary novels recently, Becky's included! I loved My Stubborn Heart.

  31. I would love to add these to my keeper shelf! 😄

  32. I'd love to win Meant to be Mine! Sounds wonderful!

  33. I love that Becky writes about the Porter family. It is my maiden name!

  34. I loved Undeniably Yours and can't wait to read Meant to be Mine!

  35. After reading the teaser of the book, I have to read the whole thing now! Thanks for a chance at winning the book. I can't wait to read it either way.


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