Friday, October 6, 2017

Book Tour ~ A Priceless Find - A Camden Falls novel by Kate James

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.


A Priceless Find

(Camden Falls #2)

by Kate James

Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 365 pages

October 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming


Can opposites really attract?


A robbery followed by the discovery of a forgery at a respected art gallery thrusts Chelsea Owens into the center of an investigation headed by Detective Sam Eldridge. The instant chemistry between the high-spirited aspiring curator and the tall, dark, brooding cop is a classic case of opposites attract.



Complications arise when Chelsea uncovers a connection to an unsolved art heist. Teaming up with Sam to find the stolen paintings ignites feelings that could lead to lasting love. But Sam isn't ready to move beyond the tragedy in his past, no matter how promising his future with Chelsea could be…


Excerpt:

“Chelsea. Hi. What brought you here?”

She could see amusement—and was it pleasure?—on Sam’s face. She could also see over his shoulder that Marla was watching them intently. “There’s something I’d appreciate your opinion on,” she said in a subdued voice.

“Okay,” he said with a quizzical look, and led her through the door to the back and into his office.
“Do you remember me showing you the Babineux painting the evening you were at the gallery?” she asked once they were seated.

“I remember you showing me a lot of paintings,” he said with a laugh. “I couldn’t tell you which one was the Babineux.”

“It was one of the first ones I showed you. Anyway, one of our best patrons bought it.” She frowned. “Or it might be more accurate to say he used to be one of our best patrons. Well, he admired the painting at the gala—”

“Now I remember the painting,” Sam interrupted. “And the guy who bought it is the one Joel Sinclair made such a big deal out of leaving without seeing you?”

“Yes.” Chelsea nodded rapidly. “Anyway, he came back and bought the painting. Because of the value, his insurance company wanted an independent appraisal done. As part of the appraisal process, they authenticate the work, to ensure it’s the original.” She went on to give Sam the details, then pulled the photocopies from her handbag. She placed everything in front of him and watched as he flipped through the pages.

He had strong, capable hands. Long fingers. She wondered what it would be like to link her fingers with his.

She shifted in her chair.

He glanced up, and when his eyes met hers, there was a warmth in them that caused a pleasant tingling along her spine. When he focused on the papers again, she took the opportunity to study him further, the chiseled jaw, dark brows and firm mouth that had just drawn into a frown.

When he looked up again, the warmth was gone from his eyes.

“Is it possible that Ridley’s was mistaken in their authentication?” he asked.

She shrugged. “Anything’s possible, but it’s highly unlikely. Authentication of paintings has come a long way in recent years. It used to be an art, but with current-day technology it’s more of a science. Authentication may be a year or two off, if we’re talking about old masters, but not centuries. The composition of paints is so dramatically different, I can’t see how an error like that could be made. It would be beyond incompetence. Regardless, we’ll have Ridley’s reauthenticate the painting.”

Sam nodded thoughtfully while he stacked up the papers and handed them back to her. “When do you expect the results?”

“They’ll be concerned. Understandably. It’s their reputation as much as ours. I expect they’ll make it a top priority. We should have the results in a day or two.”

Sam nodded again. “What do you think happened?”

Chelsea tried to ignore the fact that Sam was all business now. She laughed to calm her nerves. “You’re asking me?” She pointed to herself. “That’s why I came to see you!”

He settled back in his chair. “I don’t have sufficient information to come up with a hypothesis. How easy is it to replicate a painting like that and make it convincing enough to fool industry experts?”

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Other Books in the Series


A Child's Christmas
(Camden Falls #1)
by Kate James
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 376 pages
November 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming

There's a stranger at the door on Christmas Day… 

Single mother Paige Summerville wants to give her seven-year-old son the Christmas of his dreams. Jason needs surgery to beat the illness that's plagued his young life, leaving Paige desperate to make ends meet. So she turns to a charity that grants the wishes of sick children… 

Then a stranger arrives bearing gifts for Jason—and for her. He's Daniel Kinsley, a lawyer who's grown cynical about family. But his kindness in making Jason's wishes come true offers him more than he ever imagined. Is there room in Paige's heart for a man who could fulfill all their dreams? And not just at Christmas!


About the Author




Kate spent much of her childhood abroad before attending university in Canada. She built a successful business career, but her passion has always been literature. As a result, Kate turned her energy to her love of the written word.



Kate's goal is to entertain her readers with engaging stories featuring strong, likable characters. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her writing. She and her husband, Ken, enjoy traveling and the outdoors, with their beloved Labrador Retrievers, Harley and Logan.

Kate would love to hear from you! You can connect with her by email, through her website, her Facebook pageTwitter, or mail at PO Box 446, Schomberg, ON, L0G 1T0, Canada.
Tour Giveaway




Prize Pack:

- The prize pack includes:
   · Aqua over-the shoulder tasseled bag

   · San Diego K-9 Unit mouse pad

   · Signed copy of Sanctuary Cove

   · Signed copy of The Truth About Hope

   · Singed copy of When the Right One Comes Along, first book in the San Diego K-9 Unit series

   · A pack of three metallic page markers with an inspirational quote on each

   · Pair of heart-shaped earrings embellished with ruby-colored stones

   · Assortment of signed bookplates

   · $20 Amazon gift card

- Prize pack available for Canadian and US residents. Should the winner be international, e-books will be substituted.
- Ends October 11th

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for welcoming me to your blog, Janet, to celebrate the release of A PRICELESS FIND.

    Happy reading . . . and blogging!

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    1. You're most welcome! Such a delight having you on Teatime and Books!

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