in
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Feature and Giveaway: The Inheritance by Olivia Mayfield


Maggie Willings knew that returning home for her estranged grandfather’s funeral would not be easy, but she never expected the reading of his will to be the most difficult part. The four people named in the will—Maggie, her brother Robert, her ex-boyfriend Andrew, and her grandfather’s far-too-young girlfriend Bethany—are given a challenge: find out the truth about what happened to Maggie’s younger sister Cassandra, who vanished over eight years ago, and win the entirety of the estate.

Maggie is thrown by the strange request, reluctant to drag up painful memories of her sister’s disappearance, and bothered by her lingering attraction to Andrew, who wants to team up to solve the mystery. But there are ten million dollars on the line and Maggie has no idea where to start—or who she’ll be able to trust.

Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes |


It was so strange, seeing this change in Andrew. He’d been much more casual, more carefree when they were younger. Had worn nothing but faded jeans and old rock band T-shirts practically year-round when he wasn’t in his football uniform. As an adult, he was confident, attractive.

Dangerous.

In one easy movement he took a seat beside Maggie. His cologne had a slight woodsy aroma, and she couldn’t help but breathe him in.

Then she exhaled loudly. No, she was not getting caught back up in him. Not now, not after everything she’d been through. His exterior may have changed, may have gotten slicker and more sophisticated. But deep down, he was still the same arrogant guy who was too selfish to feel, to love.

Who’d dumped her without one second thought.

Andrew looked at Bethany, Robert, Maggie. The waitress scuttled over and brought him and Bethany cups of coffee. They all drank in silence for a moment, buried in their own thoughts.

Tension wound through Maggie like a tightening coil.

“Look,” she finally said, putting her mug down and fixing her gaze on her brother, steadily ignoring Andrew and Bethany. “I’ll admit—I don’t like this at all. I can’t believe what Grandpa did. But it was his wish, his money, and I’m willing to put aside my own feelings to…” Her throat closed slightly and she swallowed. “To find out what happened to my sister.”



Olivia Mayfield has been an unabashed fan of romance since she was a young teen, secretly devouring her mom’s Harlequins. She has a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, as well as a Master’s degree in English, and lives with her family in Ohio. In her free time, she loves reading, shopping, wearing absurdly high-heeled boots, cheesecake, singing karaoke, and harassing her friends.

Places to find Olivia:
| Site | Facebook | Twitter


Check out what's up for grabs.


Up For Grabs For Entire Tour:
  • 1 $25 Gift Card (Amazon or Barnes & Noble)

To Enter: 
  • Please leave a comment or question for Olivia.
  • Please leave your email address along with your comment to be entered. 
  • Giveaway ends November 8th.

Good Luck! 

Special thanks to Olivia Mayfield & Goddess Fish Promotions for sponsoring this tour-wide giveaway.

32 comments :

  1. This sounds fabulous! I love me some mystery solving tension shifting romance!
    And Welcome Olivia! How did the plot for the story came about? Did you plan for it to be a 6 book series when you came up with the story?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

      Delete
    2. Hi! Actually, I had planned this as a serial from the start, so I crafted the plot with this format in mind. :D

      Delete
  2. Loved the excerpt. How do you choose which excerpts to send out into the world?

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, good question! I guess I just try to find the ones I enjoyed writing for various reasons, or ones I think are the best teasers for the books. :D

      Delete
  3. Thank you for hosting me on your blog!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love finding new to me authors!!!! Put this on my wish list!
    kathleenpower@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks for another excerpt for this story. Will you be previewing the other books in the serial as they are released during this tour?

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Book sounds awesome. Loving this Ramblings from this chick...discovering new authors daily.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great excerpt, I enjoyed it.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oohh this sounds great! I loved the excerpt! Do you have a favorite character in this book? If so, who and why? :)
    kdjohnston73@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ummmmm...I think my fav is Andrew. He's so foxy. lol

      Delete
  9. Thank you so much for the post and giveaway! I'd love the chance to win, so fingers crossed. :-)

    Lindsey8907@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. This book looks great! I've seen it on another blog and really liked it. Thanks for the giveaway chance! My question is do you ever have a celebrity casting idea in your head when you're developing characters?

    clintmar@grm.net

    ReplyDelete
  11. oooh! a mystery plus a rekindled romance - just my kind of book!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your book sounds great.. Can't wait to read it

    mpashon@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  13. The book sounds really good. Thank you for the giveaway chance.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love romance stories with a mysterious twist. This one sounds excellent.

    ReplyDelete
  16. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love romance novels and to have a mystery to be solved, even better. Can't wait to read this book. I have a feeling I am going to fall in love with the characters.

    janiecers@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh man I want to find out what happened to the sister! this series looks amazing <3

    lilypondreads at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I loved the synopsis and excerpt. I went and bought "The Inherintance". I know I am going to enjoy this read.

    terrie.fulk61@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I like mystery and this is something that sounds like something a little different. The ideas of the ex boyfriend in the mix to inherit and the problem to soulve is just great. How do you set up a series at the start of writing the first book?
    avonsherry2003 @ yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Looks interesting! I really like mysteries and the ex attraction stories!
    Glenda dot martillotti @ gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. This mystery sounds super interesting! I love books with a compelling plot like this!
    mestith at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  23. This sounds like a interesting plot and good romance.

    Robincgreene @ yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  24. The cover looks art deco like. It's gorgeous! I have a feeling this one is going to be a nail biter! 4 main characters and 6 books? That's some story!

    kaur_chanpreet(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I loved the excerpt!!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  26. So where are you in the writing process for the series? Are all 6 books complete?

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete