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Monday, November 4, 2019

Totally Devoted by E.M. Bannock 💕 Fun Facts, Audio Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Contemporary Romance)



Marie Trousdale, a modern urban California professional, is ready for a change when she realizes that she has been mourning her late husband and son for the past 10 years and her life has become stagnant. She hires Will Townsend, a rural Oregon contractor, to build a house for her on inherited property. The two mix like oil and water but the romance spark gets ignited. But will lifestyles, and values become an obstacle that cannot be overcome? Will misunderstandings and danger put out the flame of love or feed it? This steamy romance is a story of love, life, values, and family with a western flavor.

Totally Devoted is the first novel by author E.M. Bannock and was a 2019 National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award Finalist in both the Contemporary Romance 56K Words and up category and Best First Book. Audio Book is now available.


My first child, Totally Devoted, was published in 2013. Last year she was republished by 5 Prince Publishing after a face lift. She was re-edited, parts were rewritten, and she was given an overall new look with a sexy, appealing cover that I just adore. She came out bigger and better and I am very proud of the finished product.

It’s a romantic tale that explores aspects of life that many of us face; sorry, loss, and faith. It deals with relationships, truth and trust. Marie and Wil didn’t expect to fall in love. Now they must decide if they dare take the chance. They have to cope with emotions and feelings they thought they were incapable of.

If you’re like me, you love books. But in today’s busy world, who has the time to cozy up to a cup of tea, a glass of wine, or whatever you prefer, and savor the printed word? Not me, for sure! However, I am partial to audio books. They are a convenient and easy way to enjoy the literary world.

We live in a rural area and it’s over forty miles to the nearest store. I spend a lot of time in my car. Radio reception is iffy. BTW, we get no cell phone service at our house. The rides to town are long. I don’t know how I would make it without an audio book.

I also spend a lot of time in the kitchen; no pizza delivery either. I can listen while I cook. Two of my favorite things. And since the books I write are also among my favorite things, it was a natural progression for Totally Devoted to evolve into an audio book, and this year she did.

The audio book creation process was an eye opener with its ups and downs. I’ll highlight a few here for you. Here are some of the things that weren’t so much fun.

Because the cover for Totally Devoted was designed for me by the publishing company, I do not own it. That’s why you see a different cover on the (e)book and the audio book. I designed the audio cover myself so I KNOW that I own it. That was a bit of a shock at first but I had fun designing it. So, started out bad, ended up good.

Next is the fact that Totally Devoted is an X-rated book, you are limited in the number of narrators that are available. Again, started out bad but I really lucked out finding Juliana Solo to narrate for me. Once again, bad turned good.

The last is cost. It was very pricey. I guess if any good can be said about that, it would be. I love the end result. It was money well spent.

The good, is all of the end results from above and the finished product. Hearing your printed word read by someone else is a strangely exhilarating experience. It gave me goose bumps the first time I heard it, the good kind. I hope all of you will enjoy hearing it. It’s a spicy, modern romance with a western flavor that has something, I think, everyone can identify with.

Thanks for visiting and thank you to Romance Novel Giveaways for hosting this stop on my tour.



Marie regained her composure. “You’re right,” she said and pulled herself away from him. What was she thinking? He didn’t feel the same way about her. He was just as distant as ever. But what was that she had felt growing beneath his jeans as he embraced her? If he wanted to kiss her, he would have, right? And if he didn’t…well, maybe it was just a fold in the material. She breathed a sigh of relief that she had not made a complete and total fool of herself by kissing him.

They rode in silence the rest of the afternoon, each silently thinking, What if?




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I'm on chapter 2 and I just LOVE it! It's smart, insightful, and witty. It grabbed my attention right away. I'm excited to see what happens!
Shannon – Cape Coral, FL

This was great! I've already finished it and really enjoyed it. The story line was really good along with the other stuff! Don't know which was best! Keep the books coming.
Sue – Jacksonville, FL

Read the book and loved it! Looking forward to more books in the future. Annette – White Lake, MI

Loved the book!
Sandy – Manistee, MI

Read the book tonight! Great story, nice flow! Thanks E.M.!
Ande – Clark, WY

I read the whole book yesterday. Started at 7 AM and finished at 3 AM. With a few breaks to eat. But wow! I think I had 3 orgasms while reading it.
Lisa – Plymouth, MI


E.M. Bannock grew up in the Detroit suburbs in the 50’s and 60’s. Her father was a great story teller and E.M. says she inherited his imagination.

After graduation, E.M. moved to Los Angeles, California where she met her husband. They have lived in California, Oregon, Alaska, Florida, and Wyoming, where she now lives with her small family which includes a spoiled dog and cat, two horses, also spoiled, and a brood of chickens that live like queens in the chicken-coupe-de-ville.
She has made her living as an office manager, computer programmer/analysts, project manager, clothing store clerk, substitute teacher, and buffalo meat packer. Throughout it all, she never lost her love for writing.
A small inheritance from her father gave her the funds needed to begin her career as a published author. She has published two books. Her first book, Totally Devoted, which is now available in audio, was a 2019 National Excellence in Romance Fiction finalist in two categories; Contemporary Romance 65K Words and Up, and Best First Book. Her second book Zoey’s Place was published in 2019. 

E.M. Bannock is a Goodreads Author, a BookHub Author, a member of the Romance Writers of America, and a Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer.


    


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24 comments :

  1. Great cover and synopsis. This sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing your book and author details.

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  2. Another great book to discover. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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  4. I want to thank everyone for stopping by. I'd be happy to answer any questions. Thank you Romance Novel Giveaways for hosting this stop on my tour.

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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    1. Thank you, Cali W. Thank you for your comment.

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  6. This book sounds like a really good read.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie P. I hope you will enjoy it.

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  7. Lovely cover and enjoyed synopsis. Sounds like a good read.

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  8. Ooh, friends to lovers sounds fun!

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  9. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy.

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  10. I love cowboys! This sounds like a great read.

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the cover.

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