Friday, May 10, 2013

Review Tour & Giveaway - Beacon of Love by Allie Boniface

Welcome to the last stop on Allie Boniface’s Virtual Book Tour for Beacon of Love.  Please leave a comment or question for Allie below to let her know you stopped by.  Allie will be awarding a $50 B&N Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so please leave your email address with your comment so she can contact you if you win. You can check out my review here

Beacon of Love
By Allie Boniface
Hometown Heroes, Book 1

Publisher: Lyrical Press
Release Date: April 26, 2013

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Buy Links:  Kindle    Nook     iTunes  

Book Description : 
Welcome to Lindsey Point, Connecticut: suspicious of outsiders, loyal to tradition, and absolutely devoted to its local legends.

Enter Sophie Smithwaite, feisty travel show host, in town to film an episode about Lindsey Point’s haunted lighthouse. But digging into the story of a tragic murder-suicide and love gone wrong reveals startling connections to Sophie’s own past. When a gorgeous local handyman fills in behind the camera, Sophie’s life gets complicated by more than just her family history.

Part-time paramedic, handyman, seasonal Santa-Lucas Oakes does it all–except get attached. He’s still reeling from the death of his best friend ten years ago and the more recent infidelity of his ex-fiancee. Yet despite Sophie’s big-city nosiness and her insistence on chasing long-dead ghosts, he’s drawn to her.

But mixing with an outsider means questioning people and traditions Lucas has always defended. When a series of attacks seem to be connected to Sophie’s investigation, both Sophie and Lucas must decide if they are willing to risk everything to uncover the town’s secrets…and their own.


“Want something to drink? Water?”

Sophie shook her head.

“Not thirsty?”


He set the glasses down on the counter. “What?”

“Come over here and kiss me.”

His smile crooked. “Or what?”

She took two steps toward the kitchen, and he took one toward the living room, and they met in the middle. “Or I’m going to go crazy.”

He placed his hands on her cheeks and kissed her forehead.

Sophie closed her eyes, waiting for the slow, inevitable slip of his mouth down her neck. To her curve of her collarbone. Maybe lower.

“There you go,” he said. His hands went away.

Her eyes flew open. “That’s it?”

“You said you wanted a kiss.”

Her fists landed on her hips. “Ha ha. Funny guy. So funny, in fact, I think I’m gonna recommend that comedy special you were talking about to Lon. He’s looking for a new show, you know. Maybe you’re the next big thing.”

Lucas swung her off the ground. Her arms went around his neck and her mouth ended up a fraction of an inch below his. “Maybe I am.” He kissed her again, this time not on the forehead. And not sweetly. “What do you think?”

But she couldn’t answer, couldn’t think of anything at all except his tongue teasing hers, her legs wrapping themselves around his waist and holding on like she’d never held onto a man in her life. Fire sizzled up her spine, and the air in the room went hot. Her hands--God, her hands couldn’t get enough of him. They wanted to be everywhere, in his hair and on his face and unbuttoning that damn shirt and taking off her own dress that was so in the way right now.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Allie Boniface is a small-town girl at heart who's traveled around the world and still finds that the magic and the mystery of small towns make them the best places to fall in love and find adventure. From the New England coast to Rocky Mountain hotels to tiny European bars, she's found more character and plot inspirations than she could ever count. Currently, she's lucky enough to live in New York's beautiful Hudson Valley with her own "Hometown Hero," a guy who can fix, build, drive, and grill anything and is the epitome of the strong and silent type.

When she isn't writing love stories, Allie is a full-time high school English teacher who gets a kick out of helping her teenagers negotiate the ups and downs of writing along with the ups and downs of life (because, really, she's still trying to do the same thing!). And while she'll continue to travel far and wide, Allie knows there's really nothing like coming back to the place where the people who have known you forever welcome you home with open arms. 


Twitter: @AllieBoniface1


Don't forget to leave a comment or question for Allie below to let her know you stopped by.  Allie will be awarding a $50 B&N Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, so please leave your email address with your comment so she can contact you if you win.


  1. Thank you so much for having me here today!

  2. Allie...Sophie Smithwaite is such a great name. Do you go through a process for choosing names? Do you have names first or do you develop the story (and characters) until the names "present themselves"?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  3. Catherine, that's a good question. I don't usually have names first....I usually pick one that seems "right" when I start the story, and then see if it changes as the story goes along. Funny story: a fellow author of mine walks through graveyards and looks at headstones to come up with character names!

  4. Its been a great tour, I will have to add Beacon of Love to my to be read list

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com


  5. Well, it's the last day of the tour and I want to say I've enjoyed following you around, learning more about you and your books. So, thanks for a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  6. lol! Guys can sure be infuriating cant they!?!? I had a boyfriend who did the exact same thing to me. Drove me freaking nuts!! Thanks for sharing the blurb and excerpt!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  7. I love the premise of the story. Thank you for a great tour.


  8. Congrats to Allie on the new release! Sounds awesome :) thanks for sharing!


  9. Great giveaway! I look forward to checking out the book.


  10. Congratulations on the publication of Beacon of Love! Sounds like a very exciting book. Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

  11. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  12. I really enjoyed reading the synopsis & then the excerpt. Sounds like a book I'm going to have to read. Thank you!

    JessieL62 at comcast dot net

  13. Nothing like a man who teases-- and then delivers ;-)
    I've had the best time on your tour, Allie!
    All the best,


  14. Thanks for the giveaway, Allie and Congrats on your release!
    mestith at gmail dot com