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This is my stop during the blog tour for Raising the Stakes by Karen Rock. This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 7 April, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

Raising the Stakes CoverRaising the Stakes

by Karen Rock

Genre: Adult

Age category: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 1 April, 2015


Hiding from the world…

Tucking herself away in the Adirondack woods was supposed to keep Vivienne Harris safe. From dark memories of the Bronx, from danger, from entanglements. But when an orphaned bear cub raids her pantry and conservation officer Liam Walsh appears with news of poachers nearby, her private, peaceful world is turned upside down!

Suddenly two forces are drawing her out—Button, the cub who needs her help, and Liam, the man who’s dead set against her rehabilitating the bear. If she can just win Liam’s support, Vivie knows she can give Button a good life. And maybe find the courage to embrace a future with Liam…

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karen in gardenAbout the Author:

Karen Rock is an award-winning YA and adult contemporary romance author. She holds a master’s degree in English and worked as an ELA instructor before becoming a full-time writer. Currently she writes for Harlequin Heartwarming and her first novel for the line, WISH ME TOMORROW, has won the 2014 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2014 Golden Quill Contest and a finalist in the Published Maggie Awards. The first novel in her co-authored YA series, CAMP BOYFRIEND, has been a finalist in the Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards.

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My Review:

I have been lucky this week to read such good and interesting books.  I enjoyed reading Raising the Stakes.  I found it a fast read and it held my interest till the end.  Vivienne had moved out to Adirondack woods to feel safe; after surviving an attack.  One night she heard some news down in her kitchen – when she went down she found a scared little bear eating her fresh baked pies.  When she calls to report the bear conservation officer Liam Walsh shows up.  The bears mother was killed by some poachers and Vivienne things that she should keep the cub and raise it.  She even named him button.  That did not sit well with Liam – animals need to be back in their natural habitat.  There are few twist and turns in the story and like I mentioned you will not want to put it down once you start.

This is the first book I read by Karen Rock ~ but I am going to pick up a couple more of her books to read. Along with the tour wide giveaway – I have one copy of Raising the Stakes to give one of my readers.  Winner’s choice of e-copy or paperback (US) or an e-copy (INT).  You must be 18+.  Extra entry for leaving a comment.  Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. Giveaway ends Apr 16, 2015.

Please fill out the form HERE to win the copy of Raising the Stakes.

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Raising the Stakes. These are the prizes you can win:

– a 100$ Amazon gift card (INT)

– a set of signed paperbacks of Wish Me Tomorrow, His Hometown Girl, Someone Like You and A League of Her Own (US only)

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I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my opinion.

  2 Responses to “Raising the Stakes Blog Tour and Giveaway”

  1. Wow! Thank you so much for this beautiful review 🙂 I’m thrilled for you to read more books as it”s the highest of compliments. I’m honored to be on your wonderful blog today!

  2. The cub on the cover is so darling!

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