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Blog Tour: Author, Marlena Smith #RRBC

 

Hi, again!

Welcome to Day 3 of my RRBC “SPOTLIGHT” Author Blog Tour! I am so excited to have you join me! A huge THANKS to RRBC and to my awesome host!!

Today, I would like to take you on a little tour of Belmont, Montana – the place where it all happens…

(Author’s Note: Location is a complete fabrication of the creative mind of the Author. Image credit, however, goes to Author’s home town and Google.)

Belmont, Montana
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Belmont is a small town of less than a thousand people. As you would imagine, everyone knows everyone and knows everything about everything. The people that populate this town, though, couldn’t imagine life in any other place.

Small as it may be, Belmont has a lot to offer. Especially to those wanting to start over, start somewhere different, get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

Here’s what you should know…

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1)  Places to visit:

~Main Street Cafe – Many of the locals would highly recommend having at least one meal a day here. Given there aren’t many restaurants within an hour’s drive-time, that’s a wise idea.

~Belmont Library – This is another place frequented by locals. The library is the home of many community events, including the famous Christmas Live Nativity Scene.

~Belmont Historic Train Depot – The Depot is now only a tourist spot, if only for the locals. It’s definitely a sight to see!

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  • Things to do:

~The Summer Carnival is an event all the kids love. The townspeople come together each summer to create a fun place for the family for the whole weekend. Games, rides and delicious food… Best weekend of the year!!

~Christmas is HUGE in Belmont. They prepare all year for the celebration. The church puts on a big play, the library carries out the Nativity Scene, and the Cafe serves a feast on Christmas Eve.

~NYE Dinner on Main is a special event for locals. The Cafe stays open late just to cater the event. If you don’t attend, you’re not a local!

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3)  People to know:

~Lucas is the doctor of the town, only working for appointments and emergencies. His free-time is what brings our heroine out of her hole.

~Sue Ellen is one of the most loved locals of Belmont. She’s like a grandmother to quite a few of the younger generation. She is especially close to Lucas, and often pries where she shouldn’t.

~Ms. Kathleen owns Main Street Cafe. She also organizes a lot of the community events. Her family has been a part of Belmont for a very long time, so she feels it’s her duty to always give back.

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about Scarlet’s new home. Get to know the town and the locals a little more in THE POWER OF LOVE, available Spring 2017.

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Book Blurb: 

All she wanted was a fresh start.

Eight months ago, Scarlet made the choice to leave the prison she called home, and to escape the man that put her there. She had made a new home for herself in the small town of Belmont, Montana. The abandoned apartment was far from luxury, but she was better off, away from her past life.

She never expected to meet Lucas, the local hero and town’s only doctor. She didn’t expect to enjoy the small town life. She didn’t expect her past to catch up to her.

Will she risk it all? Risk revealing her secrets at a chance of love? Will she be forced back into the life she hated? Will she gain control of her own destiny?

Available Spring 2017!!

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Author Bio:

Author Marlena Smith is a true Southern Belle at heart. Her home has always been in Alabama and she couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Growing up as a preacher’s daughter, faith and family played a large part in her life.

Her earliest memory of writing was that of 2nd grade when she was selected to attend the Young Author’s Conference in her home state. Little did she know then that her future was being mapped out.

Today, Marlena is an Author, Freelancer, Book Reviewer, Researcher and Secretary of Rave Reviews Book Club. She may wear many hats, but her passion remains with writing. That’s where her heart is and that’s where she feels she belongs. She has several works in progress, including an upcoming short romance, THE POWER OF LOVE, expected to be out in Spring 2017.

Until then, you can check out some of Marlena’s writing in the RAVE SOUP FOR THE WRITER’S SOUL ANTHOLOGY, available on Amazon.

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About Kev

Kev is an Author & Songwriter. After years of studying, and even more years working in education, and management in the US, he returned to his hometown in England where he finally settled down to focus on his writing and music. Links to his works can be found in the widget bar, and more information about them can be found on his pages above. He would greatly appreciate it if you would check them out. Kev has a M.Ed in Secondary Education with English as his main subject area. He also did post-graduate studies in Christian Counselling and Psychopathology after obtaining a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.

44 comments on “Blog Tour: Author, Marlena Smith #RRBC

  1. Your tour has been filled with great info, Mar. I’m a small town kind of guy, so this one is really cool to read.

    Thanks for hosting, Kevin!

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  2. Thank you, Marlena. Belmont sounds like a wonderful place to live!

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  3. I like small towns, especially the quiet ones where people look out for each other. A good place to make a recovery. Thanks Marlena for shrinking, and thank you Kevin for hosting her.

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  4. Love the setting – think I could live there!

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  5. Loved the pictures and learning about the location of your story, Marlena.

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  6. I think this was a very creative way to introduce the setting for your book! I thoroughly enjoyed the tour, Marlena! Thanks for hosting, Kevin!

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  7. Thank you so much for hosting, Kevin!! Such an honor for you to share your blog! 🙂

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  8. What a fascinating journey, Marlena. I’ve yet to visit Montana, but it’s on my list. I love the Northwest! Thank you, Kev, for hosting this lovely tour….

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  9. Thanks for the tour, Marlena. Thank you Kev for hosting

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  10. What a creative way to present a book. Loved it! Good luck to Marlena with her coming book!

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  11. Belmont sounds idyllic! Love the photo of the place it’s based on too 🙂
    Thanks for having us all over, Kev

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  12. Beautiful and cozy town. Very nice!

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  13. Love you new book cover, Marlena. 🙂

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  14. Fictional or not, Belmont sounds like a wonderful place to live. I would love to hang out there! What a fantastic way to introduce your characters and book, Marlena.
    And Kev, you always make such an excellent host 🙂

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  15. This was such a fantastic idea, Marlena! I’m really looking forward to the release of The Power of Love. I already feel connected with the characters, now the town. 🙂
    Thanks for the warm welcome, Kevin, as always.

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  16. Great looking blog, Kevin. It was a pleasure to take a close look at it, and of course the wonderful post by Marlena! Fabulous idea, taking us on a tour of the settings for ‘The Power of Love.’ Bravo to both of you!

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