Monday, September 21, 2020

Trouble Blows West Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway


Trouble Blows West JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Trouble Blows West by Monique Bucheger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

The Secret Sisters Club
Title: Trouble Blows West 
Series: Ginnie West Adventure #2 
Author: Monique Bucheger 
Publisher: True West Publishing 
Release Date: March 18, 2020 
Genre: Middle-Grade Contemporary Fiction 

Putting her body in motion before her brain is in gear creates a mountain of problems for 12 year-old Ginnie West. She is certain that defending her twin brother, Toran, from the biggest bully in sixth grade was the right thing to do. But Ginnie couldn’t be more wrong. 

She quickly figures out that Toran doesn’t appreciate being rescued by a girl any better than Pierce likes being knocked down by one. When Pierce seeks revenge on Ginnie, Toran sets aside his anger and helps her plot a playback prank at Pierce’s house. 

Sadly, Ginnie learns that Pierce has a reason for being a bully when she sees his dad drop him to the floor like a ragdoll with one awful blow to the chest. Realizing he's a boy in big trouble, Ginnie switches gears and decides to be his ally, even if he won’t let her be his friend. 

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Monique Bucheger

When Monique Bucheger isn’t writing, you can find her playing taxi driver to one or more of her 12 children, plotting her next novel, scrapbooking, or being the “Mamarazzi” at any number of child-oriented events. 

Even though she realizes there will never be enough hours in any given day, Monique tries very hard to enjoy the journey that is her life. She shares it with a terrific husband, her dozen children, an adorable granddaughter, a son-in-law, three cats, and many real and imaginary friends. 

She is the author of several books and plans to write many more. You can find more about Monique and her works on her website

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Ginnie relaxed, pleased to hear the merriment in her dad’s voice. She waited for him to enter the kitchen and notice her.

No sense bringing on a lecture earlier than need be.

“Hi, Uncle Ben!” Uncle Jake stopped and took a second look at Ginnie, obviously puzzled at her presence in the kitchen. “Hey, Trouble. Are we late from work or are you early from school?”

Ginnie shrugged, and turned toward the scale, the candler, and the cartons that littered the blue countertop. She put the dropped egg on the scale. It was still whole.

Dad felt her forehead. “Hi, honey. Are you okay? Did you come home sick?”

“Now that you mention it, I have felt better.”

Uncle Ben cleared his throat.

Dad’s gaze moved from her face to Uncle Ben’s, waiting for an explanation. When Uncle Ben didn’t say anything, Dad crossed his arms in front of his chest and looked her straight in the eye. “Am I going to like what I’m about to hear?”

Note to self, comic relief isn’t a good strategy.

She turned away and studied the pot of violets on the windowsill.

Well, here comes the lecture.

“That depends on how you feel about me getting suspended for defending my brother.”

“Been there. Done that!” Uncle Jake teased.

Thank goodness for Uncle Jake!

(1) winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card OR winner's choice of Google Play, Apple, or Kobo!

Trouble Blows West JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight August 25, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on September 1, 2020. 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. I liked the excerpt, this sounds really good

  2. Sounds like an exciting book.

  3. Thank you so much! - JustRead Tours

  4. The girls on the cover are so cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I love the excerpt...what child hasn't stuck up for their sibling? I got in trouble plenty of times for people picking on my younger brother!

  6. Really neat book, enjoyed reading about it.

  7. The book sounds really relevant and really good. Cute cover also!

  8. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.

  9. Hi Randi. I just wanted to pop in and say "thank you" for hosting my book, Trouble Blows West. I hope you have a lovely day! :)

  10. This looks like one my niece would enjoy.

  11. Sounds like a fun read! Thank you for sharing!


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