Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Rockstar Book Tours & Harlequin Very Valentine Reads Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Sara Arden (Unfaded Glory)

Unfaded Glory (Home to Glory, #2)
Title: Unfaded Glory
Author: Sara Arden
Format: Mass Market Paperback, audio, eBook
Imprint: HQN
Price: $7.99 U.S. / $8.99 CAN.
Release date: January 27, 2015
ISBN: 9780373779321

In Glory, Kansas, a fairy-tale wedding has local tongues wagging. But through this false engagement, can a wounded warrior and the woman he's protecting find true love?

Byron Hawkins doesn't want to be responsible for anyone ever again. The former Black Ops soldier is better at taking lives than saving them. But on a mission in Tunisia to deliver a package to safety, Byron is dismayed to find that the precious cargo is actually a hostage rescue, and that his orders are to take Damara Petrakis back to US soil and hide her in plain sight—as his newlywed wife.

Back in Byron's hometown of Glory, Kansas, petite, fierce Damara keeps surprising him; she may be royalty, but she's fully trained in martial arts and will sacrifice anything for her country. As the town rallies around the returning hero and his bride-to-be, he's finding that it's way too easy to play the part, and after the hell he has seen, that terrifies him. Byron didn't want another life to save, but the passionate beauty he's sworn to protect might just turn the tables and save him instead.


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About Sara Arden

Author bio: Sara Arden lives in a town very much like Glory, Kansas-- right down to Haymarket Square and the Corner Pharmacy. She started reading romance at a young age and by the time she entered high school, aced world history without ever cracking her textbook because of all the historicals she'd read. Besides reading, Sara enjoys paleo cooking, the smell of old books, tea and pedicures. She loves to hear from her readers.


Interview for Sara Arden


Thank you for your time Ms. Arden, I have to say I’m a big fan and it’s an honor to interview you for this Valentine’s special. 

Hi! Thank you so much for having me. It’s an honor to be interviewed. ;)

Which hero from your stories would you like to be your Valentine?

Oh, easy. Jack from Return to Glory, the first book in the Home to Glory series. He is ever so yummy and taking that journey with him, well, I kind of fell in love with him along the way. 

What is the best Valentine’s date? Real or imagined?

Anything that makes your heart beat just a little faster. Whether it’s that intimate dinner and your hands touch, or a night at home on the couch where you forget what you’re watching because you just can’t stop kissing each other… as long as there’s that spark that burns with a deeper fire, it’s perfect. All the pretty flowers, chocolates, and grand gestures in the world don’t make up for that. 

As a writer of romance, do you have higher expectations for Valentine’s day?

I don’t, actually. You might think I would since I do write about these relationships. But I don’t. Valentine’s Day is a lovely idea, I mean, any time there’s a reason to put more love out in the world? I’m in. But it’s not THE day for me. My husband and I celebrate New Year’s more because it was our first date. We actually celebrate that with a bigger to do than our wedding anniversary. We always say the wedding was just making it official, but it was that first date where we knew our lives had changed forever. 

Do you have anything special planned for this Valentine’s?

We’ll probably go out for dinner and a movie as a family and then play Cards Against Humanity and eat too much chocolate when we get home. 

Chocolate or Flowers?

Flowers. There’s something so magical about getting flowers. I can buy my own chocolate. 

Boxers or Briefs?

Anything but tighty whities. 

White linen or casual dining?

Each has its time and place and I enjoy both. 

A night in or a night out?

Again, I have to go with both. See, I’m a have my cake and eat it too sort of girl. I’m usually up for any kind of adventure, or snuggling up with an old quilt, some hot tea and a good book. I’m a big believer in experiencing everything you can. 

Thanks again for having me and I hope your Valentine’s Day is Happily Ever After worthy. 

Grand Prize Giveaway

Harlequin’s Very Valentine’s Reads prize-pack includes:
·  A copy of Julia London’s THE DEVIL TAKES A BRIDE
·  A copy of Sarah McCarty’s ACES WILD
·  A copy of Sara Arden’s UNFADED GLORY
·  A copy of Victoria Dahl’s FLIRTING WITH DISASTER
·  A copy of Lynda Aicher’s GAME PLAY
·  A copy of Cathy Gillen Thacker’s LONE STAR VALENTINE
·  A Copy of Lissa Manley’s HOMETOWN VALENTINE
·  A $50 Victoria Secret Gift Card

Tour Schedule

Week One

1/26/15 Parajunkee - Interview with Victoria Dahl

1/27/15 Books Complete Me – Interview with Julia London

1/28/15 Paranormal Book Club – Interview with Sarah McCarty

1/29/15 Once Upon a Twilight – Guest Post by Lissa Manley

1/30/15 Wicked L'il Pixie – Interview with Lynda Aicher

Week Two

2/2/15 Smexy Books – Guest Post by Victoria Dahl

2/3/15 Library of a Book Witch – Guest Post by Julia London

2/4/15 Curling Up With A Good Book – Interview with Sara Arden

2/5/15 My Favorite Things – Guest Post by Sarah McCarty

2/6/15 Magna Maniac Cafe – Guest Post by Cathy Gillen Thacker

Week Three

2/9/15 BookHounds – Interview with Lissa Manley

2/10/15 Fiktshun – Guest Post with Lynda Aicher

2/11/15 The Phantom Paragrapher – Guest Post with Sara Arden

2/12/15 Babs Book Bistro – Interview with Cathy Gillen Thacker

2/13/15 Reading with ABC – Interview with Julia London

Rockstar Book Tours


  1. They all look so very good will ave to go and get and start reading.

  2. Sara and her series are new to me. Thanks for the great post and intro!

  3. I love that they all are a bit different! I love reading romance books, and these all looks so good!

  4. Harlequin Holidays' authors are the best. They know what the readers wants and they have one for all sort of scenario.