Monday, March 5, 2018

Virtual Book Tour ~ The Pick Up (Up Red Creek series #1) by Allison Temple (Guest Post+Giveaway)

Virtual Book Tour ~ The Pick Up (Up Red Creek series #1) by Allison Temple (Guest Post+Giveaway)


Welcome to The Pick Up’s blog tour, presented by Allison Temple and Riptide Publishing! The Pick Up is Book 1 in the Up Red Creek series. This cozy small-town romance tells the story of single dad Kyle, who moves back to his hometown with his princess-obsessed six-year-old daughter Caroline. He doesn’t expect them to stay long, until he meets Adam, Caroline’s too-hot and too-serious teacher.


About The Pick Up


Kyle’s life is going backwards. He wanted to build a bigger life for himself than Red Creek could give him, but a family crisis has forced him to return to his hometown with his six-year-old daughter. Now he’s standing in the rain at his old elementary school, and his daughter’s teacher, Mr. Hathaway, is lecturing him about punctuality.


Adam Hathaway is not looking for love. He’s learned the hard way to keep his personal and professional life separate. But Kyle is struggling and needs a friend, and Adam wants to be that friend. He just needs to ignore his growing attraction to Kyle’s goofy charm, because acting on it would mean breaking all the rules that protect his heart.


Putting down roots in this town again is not Kyle’s plan. As soon as he can, he’s taking his daughter and her princess costumes and moving on. The more time he spends with Adam, though, the more he thinks the quiet teacher might give him a reason to stay. Now he just has to convince Adam to take a chance on a bigger future than either of them could have planned.





Available now from Riptide Publishing!



What Kind of Ice Cream Are You?

What’s a small town without the perfect ice cream parlor? In The Pick Up, Adam and Kyle go out for ice cream on their first date, and Kyle introduces Adam to the revolutionary and highly scientific field of ice cream psychology. The kind of ice cream someone orders says a lot about their personality (spoiler: a triple fudge sundae with extra sprinkles and a cherry on top means you’re ready for anything). Adam is skeptical, but it really works.
To find out what kind of ice cream treat you would be, just check out the graphic below.

I’m a chocolate ice cream in a cup with hot fudge.
Now I’m hungry too.
While I go get a snack, leave a comment below letting us know which treat you are (or make up your own)! You’ll also be entered to win the tour-wide prize of $25 in Riptide credits!


About Allison Temple


Allison Temple is a romance writer from Toronto, Ontario. She lives with her very patient husband and the world’s neediest cat. Her debut, The Pick Up, will be published by Riptide Publishing in 2018.
Allison has been writing since the second grade, when she wrote a short story about a girl and her horse. Her grandmother typed it out for her and said she’d never seen so many quotation marks from a seven-year-old before. Allison’s fascination with the way characters speak and communicate with each other in novels has not diminished in the ensuing thirtyish years.
Despite living in Canada’s largest city for more than a decade, Allison’s fiction writing draws inspiration from her small-town roots. Originally from Brockville, Ontario, she knows what it’s like to live in a place where nothing is more than a ten-minute drive away, and you’ll see everyone you know on Saturday morning at the farmers’ market. Her first job was selling coffee and making sandwiches at a bakery that has been family owned for over a hundred years. She was once given an award for “most improved tomato slicer.”
Since that early professional start, Allison has been, at various times, an odor lab technician, environmental consultant, corporate proposal writer, and marketing manager. She fills her free time with writing, community theater stage management, and traveling to destinations with good wine.
Allison came late to reading and writing romance novels. She didn’t read her first one until she was twenty-six years old, but it has been a landslide since then. She loves LGBT romance for the stories it tells and the characters it brings to life. She is very excited to be joining the circle of passionate and talented authors in the genre, and credits Heidi Cullinan and Marie Sexton for introducing her to it.
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Giveaway


To celebrate the release of The Pick Up, one lucky winner will receive a $25 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on March 10, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

11 comments:

  1. I do so like ice cream. Thanks.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Congrats, Allison, and thanks for the ice cream fun. My fav is mint choc chip (what psych interp goes with that?). As for the selection, it'd be pistachio in waffle cone, with sprinkles. - Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

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  3. congrats and cant wait for this one
    jmarinich33@aol.com

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  4. Pretty close to my tastes, though I admit I wouldn't have thought of pretzel bits on my own!

    vitajex(At)aol(Dot)com

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  5. Sounds good, but the ice cream thing definitely doesn't fit me. I would never pick pistachio! Yuck!
    jlshannon74 at gmail.com

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  6. Congrats on your book release!
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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  7. Congrats and all the best with the new release!! Adding the title to my tbr and just can’t wait to start reading!
    puspitorinid AT yahoo DOT com

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  8. Congratulations on the release. I'm a dark chocolate kind of girl... The darkest, the better!
    susanaperez7140(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Congrats on the new release! colby69@verizon.net

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  10. pistachio in a cup with extra sprinkle....sounds gross actually!

    leetee2007(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. Congrats on the new release! It sounds really good, I love this kind of plot.
    serena91291@gmail(dot)com

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