Author Joan Carney has a brand new book out titled THE BABY PLAN. Today, she’s visiting me as part of her Goddess Fish Blog tour to promote the book. Click on the previous link to see all of the tour’s stops. As part of the tour, Joan will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
THE BABY PLAN
The itch of ‘baby lust’ has prickled just under the surface of Tessa’s skin since she turned thirty. Five years have passed since her thirtieth birthday, and her obsessive nature has stoked the minor irritation into a full-blown fertility frenzy. She’s given up waiting for the right man to put a ring on her finger and, instead, decides to actively seek out a man with the right genes who will give her the child she wants with no further involvement. Love wasn’t in the plan, but Karma had other ideas.
“I’m going to have a baby.” Spoken out loud for the first time, those words sent a rush of adrenaline through her veins. Warmth swelled from her heart as the vision that had taken center stage in her dreams for the last five years, captured the spotlight in her mind’s eye. Her arms circled her own body, aching to cradle that bundle of cooing softness.
Owen’s fork remained suspended in mid-air inches from his open mouth, his face frozen and pale blue eyes wide and staring. It took a moment for him to regain his composure enough to speak.
“You’re what? Are you sure?” He shook his head, put his fork down and rested his back against the seat. Tessa was sure the incoherent mumbles that followed were a litany of swear words, but she stayed calm.
His gaze scoured the ceiling as his voice groped for a public-appropriate response. “How did this happen, Tess? You, of all people. I can’t believe you’d let yourself get into this predicament. You never told me you were seeing anyone. Who is he? Does he know? Are you in love with him?”
Tessa shook her head to focus as much as to explain. “No, no I’m not pregnant now. I mean I plan to get pregnant.”
Her breath stilled then released as the panicked expression on Owen’s face softened to one of mere annoyance. But she wasn’t out of the woods yet. She’d only started to lay out her plan. Stalling for time, Tessa pushed the chopped antipasto salad around the plate with her fork.
“I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, Owen, and I’ve made up my mind. You only need you to back me up when it comes time to tell Mom.”
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A transplant from the concrete sidewalks of New York City to the sunny beaches of Southern California, Ms. Carney enjoys writing stories about women who are strong—whether by nature or circumstance—and the men who love and respect them for who they are. Things that make her happy are rainy days (too much sun is a bore), writing the perfect first line, family get-togethers, reading books that grab her heart, and finding new connections in her genealogy research. Bold coffee and dark chocolate fuel the artistic fire inspired by her family, friends, and psycho, lizard hunting cat.
******** Remember, Joan Carney will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the highlighted link for a chance to win! And visit her on all her tour stops:
October 1: The Tired Buyer
October 1: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race
October 2: Loving Happily Ever After
October 2: Romance Novel Giveaways
October 3: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
October 3: Readeropolis
October 4: Laura’s Interests
October 4: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
October 5: So Many Books
October 5: Jazzy Book Reviews
October 8: Let Me tell You a Story
October 8: Kimmi Love
October 9: Writing is my oxygen
October 9: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
October 10: Viviana MacKade
October 10: Deal Sharing Aunt
October 11: T’s Stuff
October 11: Sapphyria’s Books
October 12: Wake Up Your Wild Side
October 12: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
October 15: Nickie’s Views and Interviews
October 15: Musings From An Addicted Reader
October 16: Fabulous and Brunette
October 16: Our Families Adventure
October 17: It’s Raining Books
October 17: Long and Short Reviews
October 18: A Writer’s Life
October 18: This and That Book Blog
October 19: Andi’s Book Reviews – review
October 19: Lampshade Reader
October 22: Author C.A.Milson
October 22: B-Gina Review
October 23: Mixed Book Bag
October 23: Bookish Reviews, Tours and Giveaways
October 24: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
October 24: Rainy Day Reviews
October 25: Author Deborah A Bailey
October 25: Dawn’s Reading Nook
October 26: The Avid Reader
October 26: Welcome to My World of Dreams