Unlikely Angel by Genie Gabriel – Spotlight and Giveaway

12_12 unlikely VBT_UnlikelyAngel_Banner

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Genie will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so leave a comment or ask Genie a question. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

12_12 unlikely CoverUnlikelyAngelA child psychiatrist running from violence and a former bodyguard grieving the wife he couldn’t save form an unlikely alliance to rescue her kidnapped children. In a crumbling mine tunnel on Christmas Eve, their lives depend on a mutt rescued from the streets, a determined mother and an Unlikely Angel.

Enjoy this excerpt:

Two weeks before Christmas, Mitch decided he had waited long enough.

“Come on, mutt.” Mitch grabbed his coat and a pair of work gloves. “Let’s go find the twins.”

Gabe bounded to his feet and bumped the doorknob with his nose. He sniffed and marked around the yard while Mitch pulled the Ferrari out of the garage. As soon as the dog jumped into the car, Mitch drove to a lot selling Christmas trees. He selected one that would fit nicely in Julia’s small apartment and strapped it to the top of the car.

The mutt hung his head out the window, riding in silent watchfulness until the apartment building was in sight. “Woof!”

“You have to be quiet or we’ll get caught smuggling you in.” Under cover of the falling twilight and a bushy evergreen tree, Mitch and the dog walked quickly toward Julia’s apartment.

As soon as Julia opened the door, the dog pushed inside and sniffed out the twins, quickly falling back into their game of hide and seek. Within seconds, the twins’ giggles let Julia know the dog had found the children.

“I brought a tree.” Mitch stood the evergreen upright.

“I see that.” Julia bit her lip as she walked around the tree. “Nice choice. Bushy all around.”

“I had three picky sisters who trained me in the fine art of Christmas tree selection.”

Julia smiled. “They trained you well.”

About the Author:12_12 unlikely GenieGabrielPhotoI’m an optimist whose rose-colored glasses have bent frames and cracked lenses. When life kicks me in the teeth, I find miracles and lessons I refused to learn an easier way. In fact, I live with a small herd of miracles in the furry forms of dogs, who are constantly trying to teach me to forgive, to play more, and to love without limits. I write about people who find courage and integrity in the darkest times of their lives, who rescue stray dogs and kittens, who find a person they would willingly give their lives for, and who make their little corners of the world a better place. People have remarked my stories “aren’t what they expected.” With rose-colored glasses firmly in place, I take that as a compliment. I invite you to share a piece of my world in the pages of a book, and hope you find some surprises, some tears, some laughter, and always a happy ending.

My Web site: http://www.GenieGabriel.com
My blog: http://oshealegacyseries.blogspot.com/


  1. I am so pleased to be at Long And Short Reviews as part of my Book Blast tour! Thank you for hosting me!

    For those who stop by, do you put up a Christmas tree? Real or artificial? I love the smell of evergreens, but appreciate the ease of my instant tree–about 18 inches tall that I take out of its storage bag and set on the table. This year, I’m still waffling on which one to choose. How about you?

  2. Thanks for hosting!

  3. Nice excerpt, thank you.

  4. Thank you for hosting. Wonderful book blast!
    info at caroleavila dot com

  5. Artificial tree. Stopped using real trees years ago.

  6. Intriguing story

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. Well, the clock has struck midnight in my corner of the world and my doggies are snuggled in their beds. I will ask one of them to draw a name for the $25 gift card tomorrow and contact the winner privately, then post the name on my web site and on my Rock’n’Romance blog .

    Many thanks to Long and Short Reviews for hosting me today, and to everyone who stopped by and commented. Happy holidays to all!

Speak Your Mind