18 January 2023

Midnight Blue | Excerpt + Giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours


A series of heartbreaking setbacks behind her, Scarlett Sykes is now focused on creating the best life possible for her daughter. One where innocence and joy is not colored by rejection or loss. While finances are tight and Scarlett’s job isn’t ideal for a single mother, her child will always know she’s loved. Especially since Harmony’s father wanted nothing to do with them.

As lead singer and the face of a successful country band, Jake Turnquist’s closest friends depend on him, but life in the spotlight is quickly losing its appeal. At a party celebrating another accomplishment, he’s stunned to discover Scarlett assisting the caterer. Almost ten years have passed, but he’s never forgotten his first love.

In the hours after a surprise revelation, Jake scrambles to orchestrate a way to spend time with Scarlett and Harmony—the family he’s always wanted but never knew he had. He once gave her up to pursue his music. What will he have to surrender to win her back?

Publisher: Anaiah Press Publishing
Release Date: September 6, 2022


“You’re jealous.” Andi didn’t miss a beat. “But Scarlett has always let her guard down around Levi because she’s comfortable with him. They don’t have a relationship history—one that didn’t end well to navigate around.” Empathy filled her eyes, probably due to her recalling her own relational heartbreak years ago. “Give her time, Jake. She’ll see you’re still the same guy from Fiddler Creek we all know and love.”

But was he? He’d chased after fame and fortune, leaving everything and everyone behind. And with his success came a whole new set of challenges he hadn’t anticipated.


Suzie Waltner is a lover of fiction and is first and foremost a reader. When she’s not at work or reading or writing, you can find her cheering on the Nashville Predators (hockey) or dancing an hour away in Zumba class. Until her second year of college, her life plan was to become a veterinarian. A fainting spell while watching a surgery performed on a sheep changed that plan. Now she works in the corporate world during the day while creating stories in her free time. Suzie resides in a suburb of Nashville, TN and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers as well as Faith, Hope, and Love Christian Writers. She currently serves as the president of the Middle Tennessee ACFW chapter.

Connect with Suzie by visiting suziewaltner.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.


(1) winner will receive an Everything But the Book Cozy Reading Basket: sherpa throw, I’d Rather Be Reading mug, I Read Past My Bedtime socks, 12 oz orange spice candle, portable power bank, book cozy, and some reading snacks plus a $20 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight January 16, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on January 23, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Sounds good, I like the cover.

  2. Thank you for sharing the excerpt from Midnight Blue!

  3. i enjoyed the excerpt!

  4. What a great cover !

  5. thanks for being on the tour, Hallie!

  6. I always enjoy a Suzie Waltner book.

  7. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, Midnight Blue is a must read for me and I am looking forward to meeting Scarlett and Jake. Thank you for sharing the author's info and book details

  8. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing!

  9. This sounds like a great read.

  10. I like the excerpt that gives us a peek of what Jake is facing.