Wednesday, August 13, 2008

That's (Not Exactly) Amore by Tracey Bateman

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

That's (Not Exactly) Amore

FaithWords (August 14, 2008)


Tracey Bateman

Tracey Bateman published her first novel in 2000 and has been busy ever since. There are two other books in the Drama Queen Series, Catch A Rising Star (#1) and You Had Me At Goodbye (#2)

She learned to write by writing, and improved by listening to critique partners and editors. She has sold over 30 books in six years.
She became a member of American Christian Fiction Writers in the early months of its inception in 2000 and served as president for a year.

Tracey loves Sci-fi, Lifetime movies, and Days of Our Lives (this is out of a 21 year habit of watching, rather than enjoyment of current storylines.

She has been married to her husband Rusty for 18 years, has four kids, and lives in Lebanon, Missouri.


When Laini Sullivan lands a job designing Nick Pantalone's coffee shop, there are two problems: one, Nick's nephew Joe hates all of her ideas and two, Laini has to admit he's right--she's a disaster at design. Still, she can't risk losing the job. To compromise, Joe brings in help on the project, while Laini continues to bake the goodies that keep his customers lining up.
Their relationship is moving along, so when new guy Officer Mark Hall implies that Joe's family is tied to the mob, Laini doesn't want to believe it. But things spin out of control when she meets the family, including "the uncles," who seem to confirm Mark's suspicions. To make things worse, Nana Pantalone makes it clear Laini isn't the kind of girl she has in mind for her grandson. Laini's not sure if she should give Joe the benefit of the doubt or just set her sites on Mark and fuhgetaboutit.

"Tracey draws us into the world of family and friendship with a few surprising twists along the way Bravo!"
~RACHEL HAUCK, author of Diva NashVegas and Sweet Caroline

If you would like to read the first chapter of That's (Not Exactly) Amore, go HERE

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Come and visit some of those posting for the blog tour!

Amber at A Fiction-Filled Life
Amy at Simple Folk Schoolhouse
Amy at My Life
Andie at frommipov
Andrea at The Laughs Will Go On
Angela at One Baby, Seven Dogs, and a Mommy
April at Projecting A
April at Living In A State Of Constant Kansas
Barbara at Victoria Hill Farm
Becky at Savvy Mom
Betsy Ann at Betsy Ann "Writer at Large!"
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camille at There is a season
Camy at Camy Tang
Cara at the law, books, and life
Carla at Carla's Writing Café
Carol at Blogging With Carol
Carolyn at Serenity
Carolyn at Serenity
Carrie at The Random Thoughts Of Carrie
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Christy at At Split Ends
Courtney at A Mom Speaks
Dave at Dave Rhoades
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Dawn at Book Junkie Confessions
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Deborah at Country At Heart
Deborah at Comfort Joy Designs
Debra at Soul Reflections
Deena at A Peek At My Bookshelf
Delia at Gatorskunkz And Mudcats
Edyth at Great Reads by Jasmine
Erin at Life Around Here
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gretchen at Inspire Me
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jason at Spoiled For The Ordinary
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jeni at Allen Family Circus
Jenn at Blessed is She…
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jenny at Jenny B. Jones
Jenny at Come Meet AusJenny
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Joleen at timetotalk
Karen at Mommy of Three
Karla at Ramblin' Roads To Everywhere
Kelly at A Disciple's Steps
Kelly at Scrambled Dregs
Kim at Window To My World
Kim at Rainy Day Diamonds
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Lacy at Novel Inspirations
LaShaunda at See Ya On The Net
Laura at Laura William's Musings
Leah at Ponderings From My Heart
Leslie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Linda at Reading For His Glory
Lori at journey in grace
Lynetta at Open Book
Mandy at Mommy Cracked
Margaret at Creative Madness
Melissa at LifeWithTwo
Melissa at Bibliophile's Retreat
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Nora at Finding Hope Through Christian Fiction
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Peg at Sips 'n Cups Cafeteria
Pepper at Great Christian Fiction
Rachelle at Stifled Squeal
Rel at Relz Reviewz
Rhonda at Whatever…
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Stephanie at Punkin' Press
Sunny at Life In The Estrogen Sea
Susan at His Reading List
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tami at Tree Swing Reading
Tara at The Bee And Me
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Tricia at It's Real Life


Erica Vetsch said...

posted the blurb

Deborah said...

mine's up with my review AND i have a giveaway for all 3 books in the series!

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...

Mine is set to post in the morning at

Cara Putman said...

Mine's up with a review Thursday, plus an opportunity to win all three books based on the comments left.

Rulan said...

Mine is set to post in 10 minutes from now.

Jenny said...

Posted and pinged.

Rel said...

Up down under with review and giveaway to come!

David Meigs said...

me too

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Mine's Up!

Pattie said...

Posted, reviewed, pinged. Loved the book!

Pam said...

Posted at and

Kim said...

I'm posted with a review! This was a fun read!


Anonymous said...

mine is posted.

CherryBlossomMJ said...

posted with a THREE BOOK GIVEAWAY at Creative Madness

Delia said...

Mine's up.

Lori said...

posted and reviewed!

Jendi said...

Posted mine a little sooner this week. Hopefully it's written better this week.

Margie Vawter said...

I've posted.

Lynetta said...

Delightful book! Mine's up.

Gretchen Geyer said...


AndieJ said...

My review is posted! Loved, loved, loved this one!

Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Post will be up Friday morning around 12:30-ish.

No review. Haven't even had a chance to read the book yet!

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Cheryl Klarich said...

Up with a review. Fun read!!

April Erwin said...

Mine goes up w/a review tomorrow am at

Courtney said...

review is up at

Michelle Sutton said...

I'm up. No review.

Kelly Klepfer said...

Review up at Dregs and Novel Review. Interview will be Friday at Dregs

Brittanie said...

Posted with review and giveaway.

carla stewart said...

I've posted.

Ponderings From My Heart said...

posted with a review

Ausjenny said...

posted and review will come still reading but loving the book

Erin said...

Posted the review :)

Tami said...

Tami from Tree Swing Reading

KeepItSimple said...

Posted, reviewed, and pinged.

Blessings -

Tara said...

My review (and a giveaway) is up.

Leslie said...

My post is up with a review and giveaway. :)

Nora St. Laurent said...

Posted and reviewed

Nora St. Laurent said...
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Jim Thompson said...

I'm back, and I'm posting.

stampedwithgrace said...

posted with giveaway!

Georgiana said...

I'm up!

Mocha with Linda said...

I managed to get mine posted yesterday with a few comments. What a week!

Jasmine said...

Posted the blurb. Will have contest up and running soon!

Jim Black said...

Mine is posted.

Pepper Basham said...

posted, but no review this time.

Jason said...

Posted with a quick comment by my wife, who read and enjoyed it.

Squeezing in under the deadline...

Janna said...

I'm up with a review and giveaway - great book!!!

Ruth said...

Posted - I am SOOOO sorry I'm a day late, I completely forgot!

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...

Posted. Wish I had the first books in this series.

Linda said...

Posted with no review.
Completely spaced this one off.