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Virtual Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ Glass Tidings by Amy Jo Cousins

About Glass Tidings

Eddie Rodrigues doesn’t stay in one place long enough to get attached. The only time he broke that rule, things went south fast. Now he’s on the road again, with barely enough cash in his pocket to hop a bus to Texas after his (sort-of-stolen) car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Midwest, USA.
He’s fine. He’ll manage. Until he watches that girl get hit by a car and left to die.

Local shop owner Grayson Croft isn’t in the habit of doing people any favors. But even a recluse can’t avoid everyone in a town as small as Clear Lake. And when the cop who played Juliet to your Romeo in the high school play asks you to put up her key witness for the night, you say yes.

Now Gray’s got a grouchy glass artist stomping around his big, empty house, and it turns out that he . . . maybe . . . kind of . . . likes the company.

But Eddie Rodrigues never sticks around.

Unless a Christmas shop owner who hates the season can show an orphan what it means to have family for the holidays.

Available from Riptide Publishing.

About Amy Jo Cousins

Amy Jo Cousins writes contemporary romance and erotica about smart people finding their own best kind of smexy. She lives in Chicago with her son, where she tweets too much, sometimes runs really far, and waits for the Cubs to win the World Series.

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To celebrate the release of Glass Tidings, one lucky winner will receive $20 in Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 10, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

Reviewed by Stephanie

This is my second favorite holiday book this year!!

Eddie is a traveling "artist", his specialty is glass work. He travels from Illinois to Texas and sometimes California. This year he takes a chance and ends up staying in the Midwest longer than he's comfortable for. Realizing he mad a mistake by an "idea" he thought he wanted to try he ends up broke down on the freeway near a very small town.

While walking through the town towards a train station he witnesses a horrible accident. The officer asks the local hermit, Grayson or Gray, to accommodate the witness for the night so she can get his statement in the morning, as things have become super hectic on Black Friday for the small town police department.

Gray, who's kept to himself for around a decade, with all his family gone and pushing away his once close friends, is a bit reluctant, but ends up taking Eddie in.

Grayson, for his own reasons, really likes the sound of someone else tinkering about in his space, making the large old house not so quiet. On a whim he asks Eddie to stay around a bit. Offering him work in the shop and subcontracting some of his glass work. Eddie, being the vagabond he is, isn't quite so sure at first, but ends up giving it a whirl.

It was really kind of sweet watching these two open up to each other. Haven't having someone to lean on for either of them in quite a long time, it's kind of like they relearn it together. Of course there are jumps in the road, and when Eddie storms off, your heart kind of breaks. When Gray finds himself with a new guest, it's sort of funny in a way, because he's not quite sure what to do. It's also a bit more funny when Eddie discovers said new house guest. Who would have thought that two grumpy guys could actually be funny? And the gift that Eddie ends up making for Gray? Bloody brilliant! and imagine extremely gorgeous.

I thoroughly enjoyed this read and highly recommend it for the holiday! 5*


  1. Thank you for the review Stephanie =)
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  2. I loved Glass Tidings! Was so excited to read it and it lived up to my high expectations. :)

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  3. Thanks for the great review! Makes me want to read Glass Tidings even more.


  4. some good reasons to read it,
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  5. Congratulations on the new release, Amy!

  6. Congratulations on your release!! I HAVE to have this book. There is just something about reading stories this time of year that leave me all gooey inside!! Thank you as well for the contest!!

  7. Thank you for the introduction to Glass Tidings! I can't wait to read more qbout it.

  8. Congrats on the release, I look forward to reading this soon!

  9. Congrats for this release, Amy. I love the cover and cannot wait to read it.


  10. Thanks for the review, I can't wait to read it.


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