Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Book Tour for Fateful Waters by J.M. Anton (Guest Post & GIVEAWAY)

Fans of contemporary romance will find J.M. Anton's new release, Fateful Waters, utterly delightful.  Get a glimpse into this book today with a visit from J.M. who will also be awarding a gift card to a random commenter.  So let's welcome, J.M. Anton.......

Fish out of water stories, why they make romance fun!

Romance novels that are studies in the battle of the sexes abound, but what makes some books page-turners, and others tough to get past the first chapter?
An avid reader I have to ask myself when I sit down to transfer the characters in my imagination to the written word, would I want to read this? In the plotting of the book “Fateful Waters” the physical attraction of two polar opposites sets up a good deal conflict between the hero and heroine, I needed a reason for their opposing outlooks.
What better way to highlight their differences than to take one or both of the characters out off their element and deposit them in an alien environment? Lexie, our heroine, was chosen to make the journey into an unfamiliar land. That set the stage for soul searching, and a good bit of humor.
Okay, we have our heroine in a strange world and have to decide how she will cope with it. Lexie is smart, independent, used to hard work, and making decisions. All those traits will be needed to survive in the hostile world in which I’ve placed her. Developing Lexie was thoroughly enjoyable. She has some personality quirks that absolutely make our hero crazy.
I had to rewrite the hero several times and in the process decided turn about is fair play. So, I plunged this Alpha Male into Lexie’s world, and made him the fish out of water.
Early reviews are wonderful! Reader feedback like “great adult entertainment,” and “I laughed out loud at parts of the story,” let me know that I had created a fun read.
A hero or heroine can be mentally and emotionally yanked into a strange reality, and find themselves floundering and gasping for air, like our fish out of water. I tried this approach with another romance/mystery that is near completion. “Cassandra: Night Shades” was a bit more of a challenge to weave in some humor and it came during a tense meeting between Casey and our hero.
What if our heroine really was flung into depths of space to arrive on another planet? This one is a change of pace to a sci-fi setting for our little fish out of water.

Follow Melinda Potter and Alexandra Parker, across the country, as the friends travel from their home on the shores of Lake Erie to the drought-stricken state of Texas. After graduation from The Ohio State University, Melinda has a date with an online Romeo. Lexie, who is supposed exert a moderating influence on her impulsive friend, winds up in a hospital where she wakes to everyone calling her Mrs. Ross.  She doesn’t have a clue how she got there, or who Mr. Ross is.


“About time you got here!” She let her frustration out on the hapless deputy when she yanked open the front door. He’d made the trip out in slightly over an hour, traversing still mucky roads. To her impatient mind, she’d been pacing David’s house for an eternity waiting for the deputy’s arrival.
Melinda fought for control, placing her shaking hands in her lap. After relating the events of the evening before, she retrieved another tissue from her handbag to stem the overflowing tears . 
“When did you last hear from your friend?”
“Lexie called me about six thirty yesterday to ask for additional directions.”
“And did you give them to her?”
“Not exactly. I’m not familiar with the area, or very good at giving directions. David wrote down the directions, at our hotel suite yesterday, that we left for her before coming out here. When she called he gave me directions to adjust her route. David said she was only about a mile from his place.”
“Why didn’t he just talk to her and give her the new information to adjust her route?”
“Lexie doesn’t really like David, and he knows it. He tried to talk me out of extending an invitation for her to join us.
“I’ll look into this, and let you know if your friend or your vehicle turn up.”
“Deputy Boyd, could you drop me off at the hotel in Lubbock? I’m kind of stranded here, and maybe Lexie has returned to our suite by now.”


Jackie. Anton is the author of Backyard Horse Tales: Sox 2nd Edition recepient of the prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. She makes her home in Northeastern Ohio.
Mother of two adult Children and a Grandmother she and her husband of forty-one years live on a small farm in Medina Township. As author of the family friendly series Backyard Horse Tales (readers age 8-adult) her adult novels are written under the pen name J.M. Anton.
An avid horseperson she and her husband continue to ride daily. She loves a good mystery as well as working out the day-to-day struggles and complexities of human relationships. Find out more about the author on her blog “Writing for readers in a .com world.

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J.M. is awarding a $25 BN GC to a random commenter throughout the tour.

-To be entered, leave a comment, along with your email addy.
-A winner will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more you comment the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 1/11.


  1. Thank you for hosting my book blog tour. Great blog site, "I'll be back!"

    J.M. Anton

  2. So now I want to know who Mr Ross is...


  3. Fun excerpt!


  4. I'm looking forward to reading Fateful Waters, sounds like a good read.


  5. This story sounds awesome and also fun to read. Loved the excerpt.

  6. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds really good!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  7. The blurb sounds really interesting with the waking up as Mrs. Ross.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  8. Sounds like it might be a fun read...oh, the possibilities Mr. and Mrs. Ross :)

  9. Thank you for the excerpt and good luck with the new release!

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com