Saturday, May 29, 2021

Stealing the First Mate: Release Week Fun!

This is release week for book 11 in the Independence Islands Series! Stealing the First Mate by Tabitha Bouldin, is a story about best friends, so this week we're talking about that. Please read about my best friend below, learn more about the book, and remember to enter in the giveaway! Also, remember to follow the tour this week for more chances to win. :)

Best Friends...

I have many friends who are special to me. Some friends I have known from childhood and keep in contact with. There are some that have moved away, but we still try to keep in touch. However, my best friend who is someone who's been with me my whole life. She is my mom. We have always had a good  mother and daughter relationship, but now that I'm an adult, we are also very good friends. We enjoy quilting together, shopping for fabric, going for walks, talking about good books, and sharing recipes. She's the friend I can talk to about anything and I'm blessed to have her in my life. Do you have a best friend you'd like to share about?

A little more about the book...

Sometimes, happily ever after is as elusive as a pirate's treasure.

Darcy Riggins dove headfirst into the online dating pool and sank. Every time.

Her lifelong dream of becoming a wife and mother becomes more elusive every year. So, taking the lack of a Mr. Right in her life as a decided “No!” from God, Darcy gives up altogether.

Single and happy is not an oxymoron. Right?

Nigel Jones has loved Darcy for ages, but her father (his boss, of course) ordered him to keep his feelings to himself, thanks to a stupid mistake that Darcy (thankfully) doesn’t know about.  Too bad her dad does.

Being single and content turns out to be tougher than Darcy imagined, and when she begins doubting everything she’s ever known, Nigel decides it’s time to admit his mistakes, tell the truth, and trust God for the outcome.

In this “forbidden-love-meets-friends-to-more” novel, Stealing the First Mate continues the Elnora Island romances of the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.

Stealing the First Mate is now available on Amazon!

Please enter in the giveaway and follow the tour this week!

Tabitha Bouldin - May 25th

Carolyn Miller - May 26th

Chautona Havig - May 27th

Melissa Wardwell - May 28th

Denise Barela - May 29th

Rachel - May - 30th

Sandra Barela - May 31st


  1. It sounds like a great read! Thank you for the chance and thank you for sharing about it. aliciabhaney(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  2. My bestie and I have been best friends for 19 years, since 7th grade. She is such an amazing woman and has constantly been by my side through the highest highs and lowest lows. I will forever be thankful and grateful to have her as my best friend.