22 January 2020

A Promise to Keep | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


Research librarian Savannah Sanderson wants nothing more than to escape into her happily-ever-after novels with their larger-than-life fictional heroes. But a promise to her late husband has her attending her dreaded twenty-year high school reunion, drinking ghastly punch, and taking desperate measures just to keep her vow, even if she has to hide behind the d├ęcor to do it.

Once a reckless troublemaker, Michael McCann fled town after graduation. Now a professional technical rescuer, he’s back for the reunion, but on his trip down memory lane, he soon comes face to face with unresolved issues, namely Savannah.

Before the night is over, a pact between these two old friends will lead them on an adventure into uncharted emotional territory where Michael must confront his past regrets and find the courage to reveal the truth. But can Savannah fly from her sheltered nest and risk her heart on a real-life hero?

Publisher: Anaiah Press
Release Date: January 21, 2020


It took about three seconds for him to realize she was running away—from him. How ironic. He should let her go. He should get on a plane and never look back, but then, history would repeat itself. He didn’t want that. The time had come to pursue her, even if it was just down the corridor through his old stomping grounds.

Michael followed the squeak of her sneakers as they echoed down the hallway.

“Oof!” There were sounds of a struggle.

What in the world?

He rounded the corner to find the janitor on the ground with his mop and pail, trying to untangle himself from Savannah. Frothy soapsuds slid down her face, proof the mop had won this round. The janitor in his blue coveralls, showing a row of white teeth, enjoyed the attention a bit too much. Michael couldn’t stop the guffaw that escaped his lips or the chuckle that followed—until she straightened, her fiery eyes narrowed and her arms folded over her chest. “It’s not funny, Michael McCann.” 

Uh-oh. He swallowed. Before he could think of what to say, she lunged for the fire-safety exit and set off the emergency alarm. That was Savannah for you. She still had a knack for the dramatic, and he loved her for it. Michael shook his head. A flight out of town was looking more and more appealing. His feet begged to flee to his rented four-by-four.


Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep releases, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.


(1) winner will receive a prize package including Mocktails book, 4 pins: 2 x Embrace Life, 2x Be Original, 1 large pretty napkin (tropical flowers), 1 small cocktail napkins (with maple leaves on them), A Promise to Keep bookmarks and an Amazon gift card $10 value!

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight January 20, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 27, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Open to US/CAN only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. This looks like a good book! Such a lovely cover! Thanks for the chance to win!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks for entering, Faith! I love the cover too!

  2. I really enjoyed the description, sounds like a well written book.

  3. Beautiful cover! Sounds like one I'll enjoy.

  4. Thank you so much Hallie!
    All the best to all who enter!

  5. Anonymous22/1/20 13:19

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  6. Sounds like a great book.

  7. Sounds like a book I would really like to read. Beautiful cover! Thanks for the chance.

  8. Anonymous27/1/20 13:51

    This looks like an awesome book! Sounds like something I'd like to read. Thanks for the opportunity to win!