Thursday, January 19, 2023

Midnight Blue Blog Tour + Review (and Giveaway)

 Midnight Blue JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Midnight Blue by Suzie Waltner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Title: Midnight Blue

Series: Love in Color #1

Author: Suzie Waltner

Publisher: Anaiah Press Publishing

Release Date: September 6, 2022

Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance


Why have I never read a book by Suzie Waltner before? I honestly have no idea! While Midnight Blue is the first I have read by her, it will not be the last. I am excited it is the first in the series and can't wait to see who the second book follows!!

I loved this story! Single mom Scarlett has overcome quite a bit in her young life! Single-parenting is no joke, especially with no contact with the father, add in her additional losses, and she could have been leading a bitter existence. But, she doesn't! She is dealing with all life has thrown at her, with her main on raising her daughter.

When Jake waltzes back into Scarlett's life, she understandably wants nothing to do with him. Jake doesn't understand the cold shoulder she is giving him or how she could have seemingly moved on so quickly from him. While miscommunication is one of my reading pet peeves, this is different and done well. 

I enjoyed this second-chance romance and was rooting for Scarlett to learn to trust again. I was also rooting for Jake to grow up a bit and do the right thing. He did do one thing where I was like "oh no!" I was completely invested in this story, and I think you would be as well. It's been a while since I read a book this quickly (less than a 24-hour time period).  

Thank you to the author and JustRead Tours for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to provide a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.


About the Book

 A series of heartbreaking setbacks behind her, Scarlett Sykes is now focused on creating the best life possible for her daughter. One where innocence and joy is not colored by rejection or loss. While finances are tight and Scarlett’s job isn’t ideal for a single mother, her child will always know she’s loved. Especially since Harmony’s father wanted nothing to do with them.

As lead singer and the face of a successful country band, Jake Turnquist’s closest friends depend on him, but life in the spotlight is quickly losing its appeal. At a party celebrating another accomplishment, he’s stunned to discover Scarlett assisting the caterer. Almost ten years have passed, but he’s never forgotten his first love.

In the hours after a surprise revelation, Jake scrambles to orchestrate a way to spend time with Scarlett and Harmony—the family he’s always wanted but never knew he had. He once gave her up to pursue his music. What will he have to surrender to win her back?

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About the Author

Suzie Waltner is a lover of fiction and is first and foremost a reader. When she’s not at work or reading or writing, you can find her cheering on the Nashville
Predators (hockey) or dancing an hour away in Zumba class. Until her second year of college, her life plan was to become a veterinarian. A fainting spell while watching a surgery performed on a sheep changed that plan. Now she works in the corporate world during the day while creating stories in her free time. Suzie resides in a suburb of Nashville, TN and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers as well as Faith, Hope, and Love Christian Writers. She currently serves as the president of the Middle Tennessee ACFW chapter.

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Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a Everything But the Book Cozy Reading Basket: sherpa throw, I'd Rather Be Reading mug, I Read Past My Bedtime socks, 12 oz orange spice candle, portable power bank, book cozy, and some reading snacks plus a $20 Amazon gift card!

Midnight Blue JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 16, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 23, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.

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  1. Thank you for the kind review. I'm so glad you enjoyed Jake and Scarlett's story. Cassidy and Seth are up next in Red Velvet (coming in April) followed by Levi and Mia's story (tentatively releasing in July).

    1. Suzie, yay! I will keep an eye out of them :) Thanks for dropping by!

  2. I'm glad the miscommunication is done well. This one sounds amazing.

  3. Great review, Cindy! Miscommunication is one of my pet peeves, too, so I'm glad that it's done well here. Looking forward to reading this one. :)

  4. Replies
    1. Shelly, I hope you get a chance, it is wonderful!

  5. thanks so much for sharing your review! :)

  6. This sounds like a really great read.

    1. Debbie, it is, I hope you get a chance to read it!

  7. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of Midnight Blue, I love the cover and synopsis and I cannot wait to read this story myself

    1. Bea, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :) Thanks for stopping by!

  8. This is a great review! I’d love to read this book! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you! I hope you get the opportunity to read it.

  9. Love a great romance and so excited to read!

  10. The book sounds awesome. I'd love to read!