Arabella Dreams by Nancy M. Bell – Spotlight and Giveaway

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Nancy M. Bell will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

MediaKit_BookCover_ArabellaDreamsArabella Angarrick is heartbroken. Exiled from her beloved Cornwall, she must come to terms with life on the Canadian prairies and her arranged marriage to D’Arcy Rowan. She struggles to reconcile herself to life on a remote ranch with a man she barely knows. He knows he’s getting a two for one deal and Bella is thankful he is happy to welcome her unborn child into his home. D’Arcy is a kind man, but try as she might, Bella just can’t bring herself to love him. Her heart still yearns for Vear Du, the father of her baby. Will she ever stop dreaming of the selkie?

Enjoy an excerpt:

Arabella Angarrick leaned on the ship’s rail gazing at the spot on the horizon where the tip of Cornwall was lost from sight hours ago. She searched for the strains of the selkie’s song under the hiss of the sea against the ship, the rumble of engines, and the wind whining in the superstructure. Common sense told her she had far outdistanced the pod of selkies who gathered to wish her farewell, but she was reluctant to give up the tenuous grip on her homeland.

“Oh, Vear,” she whispered. “How am I going to live without you?” Her hands dropped to caress the still flat stomach beneath her coat. “I never had the chance to tell you about the baby. Maybe that’s for the best…” Her voice was lost in the wind and tears ran cold down her cheeks. The deck pitched underfoot forcing Arabella to clutch the rail.

About the Author:MediaKit_AuthorPhoto_ArabellaDreamsNancy M Bell is a proud Canadian and lives near Balzac, Alberta with her husband and various critters. She is a member of The Writers Union of Canada and the Writers Guild of Alberta. Nancy has numerous writing credits to her name. She has had her work recognized and honoured with various awards. Nancy has presented at the Surrey International Writers Conference in 2012 and 2013, and at the Writers Guild of Alberta Conference in 2014. She has publishing credits in poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

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Comments

  1. Thank you for hosting

  2. Nikolina says:

    The book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to reading it!

  3. Lisa Brown says:

    Congrats on the tour, and thank you for the excerpt, I enjoyed it 🙂

  4. What do you find to be the most challenging part of writing? And the most rewarding?

    • Hi Peggy. Good question! The most challenging part is finding the time to get the words out of my head on onto the page. The most rewarding is when people enjoy my stories and want to know more about the characters. Often a new story will come about based on one of the secondary characters in another book.

      Thanks for stopping by. I have enjoyed talking with you.

  5. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  6. James Robert says:

    Thanks for the great excerpt and giveawy

  7. Victoria says:

    Beautiful cover! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Hi Victoria, I love the cover, too. Michelle Lee did a wonderful job and I am very lucky to have such a talented cover artist. This cover follows the theme of the cover for the first book in the series, The Selkie’s Song. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Andra Lyn says:

    Sounds like a cute and fun read! What was your favorite part to write Nancy?

  9. Hello! Thank you for hosting me on your blog. I apologize for being late to the party, I just got home from volunteering at the animal shelter. I truly appreciate you hosting me.

    Best
    Nancy

  10. momjane says:

    This sounds like a great story. I loved the excerpt.

  11. Becky Richardson says:

    Which writers inspire you?

    • Hi Becky, I really like Canadian author Charles de Lint, also Mercedes Lackey, Jack Whyte and Diana Gabaldon. Oh also, Patrick Taylor. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Linda Romer says:

    Arabella Dreams sounds like a good read ♡ Thank you

    • Hi Linda, thanks for joining me on my blog tour. Arabella Dreams and the first book in the series, The Selkie’s Song were inspired by readers of my YA series The Cornwall Adventures who wanted to know more about the heroine’s grandmother and some of the history that affects the characters in the YA series. I love the covers for both of the first two books in the Arabella’s Secret series.

  13. Cali W. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway; I like the cover and excerpt. 🙂

  14. James Robert says:

    I’m back and thanking you once again for the opportunity at winning your great giveaway

  15. James Robert says:

    Thank you for offering us this giveaway, have an enjoyable Wednesday!

  16. James Robert says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win and have a blessed Sunday

  17. Thanks to Long and Short Reviews for hosting me this week, it is truly appreciated.

    Best Wishes
    Nancy

  18. James Robert says:

    Good morning and thank you once again for the chance to win

  19. I really enjoy the song-like language of the brief excerpt! The bits of alliteration dotted throughout; the words unfamiliar to me that somehow make sense as I’m reading… It’s beautiful. Thank you. 🙂

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