Thursday, May 4, 2017

"Riversnow" by Tess Thompson

(The River Valley Series Book 4)
by Tess Thompson

Riversnow is the fourth book in The River Valley Series by Tess Thompson. Also available: Riversong, Riverbend, and Riverstar.

Riversnow is currently on tour with Enchanted Book Promotions. The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

Genevieve Banks is beautiful and successful – and one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses.
While filming opposite Hollywood’s heartthrob Stefan Spencer in River Valley, Genevieve and Stefan form a deep friendship. He wants to take their relationship to the next level, but a violent incident from Genevieve’s past has made her feel intimacy is an impossibility.
When her closely guarded secret is revealed, Genevieve is forced into a decision: Stay silent and let others suffer or bravely confront her violent past and the man who hurt her.
In this fourth installment of the bestselling River Valley Series, author Tess Thompson explores themes of community, friendship, and love.

Book Video

The evening passed quickly. Too quickly. By twilight, eight inches of snow had covered River Valley and the surrounding mountains. Quite unusual, Lee and Tommy told them, for this time of year. While the unfortunate snowplow driver worked to clear the streets, Gennie and Stefan dined inside the warm restaurant on Annie’s succulent dinner: rack of lamb with mint sauce, a medley of vegetables, rosemary potatoes, and blackberry cheesecake for dessert. Gennie permitted herself full portions and ate as if she were not scheduled to begin filming a new project right after the Thanksgiving holiday. She drank two glasses of wine and felt loose and warm. If only this moment could last forever.
After dinner, several couples rose to dance to Tommy’s band. She stayed in her seat, enjoying his beautiful voice. Stefan reached across the table, tapping her hand. “Would you like to dance?”
“Dance? Do you dance?” she asked, teasing, knowing full well that he danced. They’d spent many Friday nights on this very dance floor, cutting a rug to Tommy’s music.
“I’ll dance with you, Genevieve Banks, anytime.”
Stefan held her loosely, with only inches between their bodies, as they swayed to the music. She inhaled his spicy scent and wrapped her fingers in his hair. Song after song, they danced together in the far corner of the floor, the world nothing but the two of them. Her heart beat the seconds away until Tommy announced last call and last song. Stefan’s eyes were soft as he covered her hand with his.
“We’ve officially closed the place down. You have to go to bed before you turn into a pumpkin.” They said their goodbyes to their new friends, promising to visit soon. Gennie managed to keep from crying. She would do that later, in the privacy of her room.
[Want more? Click below to read a longer excerpt.]

Praise for the Book
"This book can be read as a stand alone, but if you have read the other River Valley books, then you will welcome back old friends. I wish I could jump into the book and live there happily ever after. Everything seems so real in fictional River Valley. The characters become real, the town with its beautiful square calls me, and the restaurant draws me. It all feels like home. It is a place to heal when you are broken, and broken they are. You will devour Riversnow and come up wanting more. I highly recommend this wonderful book!" ~ Kathy
"Throughout the book, the memorable characters from River Valley are present and we continue to see brief looks into their lives. I enjoy that Ms. Thompson continues to include the characters that we have loved in previous books. I can't wait to read another Tess Thompson book! This is a must read for those that have read any of The River Valley Series. If you haven't read any of them, what are you waiting for?!?" ~ Nicki L
"This is a great read. If you are already a fan, or haven't read a single one of The River Valley Series, this is a well written, very enjoyable book. It can be read as a stand-alone, but why wouldn't you want to read all of these great books?" ~ DD
"I loved this book because the writing is excellent, Ms. Thompson makes her characters feel real. You think you are part of this story and care about everybody. I couldn't put it down, read it in one day. I can hardly wait for the next book in this series. Well done, Tess Thompson." ~ Bookwrym61
"Tess outshines herself again!! What a great Read!!" ~ Donna Blickenstaff

About the Author
Tess Thompson is a bestselling novelist of romantic suspense. She’s also a Zumba dancing queen, though the wearing of the crown is reserved for invitation-only appearances. Recently she’s participated in obstacle course races, the hardest of which was the Spartan Beast in Sun Peaks, British Columbia. It was an awful experience that will soon be included in a novel. There was running. And climbing a mountain. And obstacles, like walls and crawling under barbed wire. She is not the running or obstacle queen.
Like her characters in The River Valley Series, Tess hails from a small town in southern Oregon, and will always feel like a small town girl, despite the fact she’s lived in Seattle for over twenty-five years. She loves music and dancing, books and bubble baths, cooking and wine, movies and snuggling. She cries at sappy commercials and thinks kissing in the rain should be done whenever possible. Although she tries to act like a lady, there may or may not have been a few times in the last several years when she’s gotten slightly carried away watching the Seattle Seahawks play, but that could also just be a nasty rumor.
She currently lives in a suburb of Seattle, Washington, with her brand new husband, the hero of her own love story, and their Brady Bunch clan of two sons, two daughters and five cats, all of whom keep her too busy, often confused, but always amazed. Yes, that’s four kids, three of whom are teenagers, and five cats. Pray for her.

Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win an ebook copy of Riversnow or an ebook copy of Miller's Secret by Tess Thompson.