Wednesday, August 13, 2008

That's (Not Exactly) Amore by Tracey Bateman

Personal note: I've been away to Philadelphia for the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference. I spent a week ahead of time and a couple of days after helping Marlene Bagnull in her home office. After getting home Monday evening, I've been working at getting caught up here at home. Now today, I'll start back in with work—both writing and editing. I'm a little behind on the posting the blog tours, so I'll try to play catch up with that, too, this week. And I just realized I haven't posted the Bible reading for the last couple of weeks. So that will be at the end of this post. So . . . today . . .

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

That's (Not Exactly) Amore

FaithWords (August 14, 2008)


Tracey Bateman

Tracey Bateman published her first novel in 2000 and has been busy ever since. There are two other books in the Drama Queen Series, Catch A Rising Star (#1) and You Had Me At Goodbye (#2).

She learned to write by writing, and improved by listening to critique partners and editors. She has sold over 30 books in six years.

She became a member of American Christian Fiction Writers in the early months of its inception in 2000 and served as president for a year.

Tracey loves Sci-fi, Lifetime movies, and Days of Our Lives (this is out of a 21 year habit of watching, rather than enjoyment of current story lines).

She has been married to her husband Rusty for 18 years, has four kids, and lives in Lebanon, Missouri.


When Laini Sullivan lands a job designing Nick Pantalone's coffee shop, there are two problems: one, Nick's nephew Joe hates all of her ideas and two, Laini has to admit he's right—she's a disaster at design. Still, she can't risk losing the job. To compromise, Joe brings in help on the project, while Laini continues to bake the goodies that keep his customers lining up.

Their relationship is moving along, so when new guy Officer Mark Hall implies that Joe's family is tied to the mob, Laini doesn't want to believe it. But things spin out of control when she meets the family, including "the uncles," who seem to confirm Mark's suspicions. To make things worse, Nana Pantalone makes it clear Laini isn't the kind of girl she has in mind for her grandson. Laini's not sure if she should give Joe the benefit of the doubt or just set her sites on Mark and fuhgetaboutit.

"Tracey draws us into the world of family and friendship with a few surprising twists along the way. Bravo!"
~RACHEL HAUCK, author of Diva NashVegas and Sweet Caroline

If you would like to read the first chapter of That's (Not Exactly) Amore, go HERE

Daily Bible reading: Tuesday, August 5—Psalms 68–69; Acts 24
Wednesday, August 6—Psalms 70–71; Acts 25
Thursday, August 7—Psalms 72–73; Acts 26
Friday, August 8—Psalms 74–76; Acts 27:1–26
Saturday, August 9—Psalms 77–78; Acts 27:27–44
Sunday, August 10—Psalms 79–80; Acts 28
Monday, August 11—Psalms 81–83; 1 Peter 1

Tuesday, August 12—Psalms 84–86; 1 Peter 2
Wednesday, August 13—Psalms 87–88; 1 Peter 3
Thursday, August 14—Psalms 89–90; 1 Peter 4
Friday, August 15—Psalms 91–93; 1 Peter 5
Saturday, August 16—Psalms 94–96; Galatians 1
Sunday, August 17—Psalms 97–99; Galatians 2
Monday, August 18—Psalms 100–102; Galatians 3

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