Monday, February 5, 2024

Renewed Hope: Author Guest Post + Giveaway


Renewed Hope JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Renewed Hope by Carmen Peone, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Renewed Hope

Title: Renewed Hope
Seven Tine Ranch Romance #3
Carmen Peone
Iron Stream Fiction
Release Date:
February 6, 2024
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance

Can they find her son in time? 

Sophie Cayes is on the road to success as an artist. Until her ex-husband threatens to sue for full custody of their son. Upon learning of a guest ranch in Eastern Washington that keeps a room open for women in need, she grabs her son and bolts. Although Chad Davis loves starting colts on the Seven Tine Guest Ranch, his goal is to have his own spread. Everything’s on course until a woman and her preschool son show up. He’s not thrilled about helping out. Until the boy comes up missing. On his watch. Along with a tribal cop, they head back to Montana in search of the boy, knowing his dad was the one who kidnapped him. Sophie prays they find him before her ex-husband and his new wife go on the run. Taking her son with them. 

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About the Author

Carmen Peone

Carmen Peone is an award-winning author of Young Adult and Contemporary Western Romantic Suspense and lives with her husband in Northeast Washington and on the Colville Confederated Indian Reservation. She weaves threads of healing, hope, and horses into her stories that lead to happily ever after.

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Author Guest Post

The Inspiration Behind Renewed Hope 

Different events or eras seem to inspire books. Some are comical, some are serious, and some are flat-out heartbreaking.  

The inspiration behind Renewed Hope is flat-out heartbreaking. 

It comes from the death of my niece and her encounter with domestic violence.  

Alcohol and drug abuse run rampant on many reservations. It’s no different here on the Colville Indian Reservation in Eastern Washington State where I live and the tragedy occurred.  

I believe if drugs and alcohol were not involved, my niece would still be alive.  

There’s a movement that brings awareness to the First American community called Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women or MMIW (It also includes People,” MMIP).  

My goal is to bring awareness to MMIW and Domestic Violence, DW, because I don’t want anyone to experience the devastation our family went through. And the “Missing” in MMIP is why I inserted child abduction into the story. Again, to bring awareness.  

In 2009, my niece passed away after a week on life support. It was a hard week full of sorrow, anger, and confusion. How could a husband do this to his wife? They were in their early twenties. Full of life, or so it seemed.  

Yet there were signs and attempts to get her away from him. 

Those attempts failed, and she ended up lifeless  

But I learned that God brings blessings out of ashes.  

We’ve all heard the saying, “What Satan means for harm, God turns into good.” Well, He does because God is good. He heals, restores, strengthens, and comforts. In painful times, He draws us close and polishes our faith. 

Renewed Hope is a portion of the good that has come out of the tragedy. Though fictional, this story brings awareness and hope to MMIW and DV and provides a way to realize there are second chances at love in healthy relationships 

This Western romance provides a happy ending filled with love and laughter 

I’ve shed many tears while writing this book, but it has healed me too. And I hope it will help victims of abuse know they are not alone and that there is hope and healing, even among horses.  

I’ve experienced the healing God uses with horses and other animals. The use of animal-assisted therapy can be a powerful tool to help heal victims of abuse, illness, and loneliness. It’s one of the many blessings from God. 

Thank you for taking precious time out of your day to connect and learn about the inspiration behind Renewed Hope 

Check out the resource page on my website. You never know who might need a helping hand and a spark of light in the shadows of life 

Tour Giveaway

(3) winners will win a signed copy of Renewed Hope, a $25 Amazon gift card, and a story-related postcard!

Renewed Hope JustRead Tours giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight February 5, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on February 12, 2024. Winners 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 like a book I will enjoy reading.

  2. This sounds like a great book love the cover!

  3. This looks like a great book.

  4. Thank you for being part of the blog tour for RENEWED HOPE. Love it when I can find a new to me author whose books immediately goes on my TBR list. Can't wait for the opportunity to read and review it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  5. Seems like a good read.

  6. Thank you for being part of the blog tour for "Renewed Hope" by Carmen Peone.

    It's now on my TBR list and I can't wait for the opportunity to read and review it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  7. Thank you for hosting me on your blog!! I appreciate you.

  8. From Cindy Merrill, writer61 (at) yahoo(Dot com) : Story Hits close to home, unfortunately, my brother in law is a total creep, can't imagine why my sister married him.

  9. Thank you for sharing more about the author

  10. This looks intriguing. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.


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