Spotlight & Giveaway: Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak

Posted August 5th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight / 65 comments

Today it is my pleasure to welcome New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak to HJ

Blog Tour Day–Lucky 7.

Brenda-NovakOnly you don’t need luck! All you need in order to win a Whiskey Creek fan pack is an eagle eye and a little bit of diligence. By now you should have found SIX gold mining related items (since Whiskey Creek is located in gold country 🙂 ), one for each of my previous stops. You should also have noted the name of the character that was most prominently featured in each of the past posts. A perfect score wins the prize* so follow me through the whole 10-stop tour and claim yours! (If you’re starting late, you can get instructions at, where you will also find the scorecard you can update and save each day.)

Today I’m going to introduce you to Aaron Amos. He and his four brothers are some of my favorite heroes of all time. They are rugged and sexy self-made men who are just one step away from being dangerous (years ago the townspeople nicknamed these troublemakers the Fearsome Five but they’ve grown up a bit since then). Aaron is not part of the core group of friends on which I’ve built the series so far, but after featuring his sexy older brother, Dylan, in WHEN SNOW FALLS, I was getting so much reader mail about him that I just had tell his story.


Aaron’s had a bit of a rough past, and he’s still got quite a chip on his shoulder, but somehow that only adds to his appeal. Poor Presley (Cheyenne’s sister, also from WHEN SNOW FALLS) has been head over heels in love with him for years. But she’s never had much luck in love—in much of anything, to be honest—and she already knows from past experience that he doesn’t return her feelings. That was part of the reason she left town two years ago. She wanted to get away from him, start over and allow her heart time to heal. Now that she’s heard he’ll be moving away in a few months to start his own franchise of Amos Auto Body, the body shop he owns with his brothers, she feels as if it’s finally safe to return. She’s made peace with her past, overcome the behaviors that were an outcropping of her difficult childhood, and is all set to continue building in a positive direction by opening her own yoga studio where she can be close to Cheyenne, her sister, who is her only family.

There’s just one catch. Aaron isn’t quite gone yet. He may even be changing his mind about going. She keeps bumping into him, and all the things she thought had changed haven’t changed at all. She wants him more than ever. But she can’t fall back in his arms or his bed. She’s come too far to backslide now. Besides, there’s a secret she’s been guarding—a secret she’ll do anything to protect.

This books isn’t available for pre-order just yet. COME HOME TO ME will be released in April 2014, but I just wanted to give you a little sneak preview of what will be coming up. 🙂 So if you haven’t started the series, give it a try so you’ll be all ready for Presley and Aaron’s tender story.

So far, the Whiskey Creek series goes like this:

WHEN WE TOUCH (Digital prequel novella) –





Book #5 – TAKE ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (To be released October 29, 2013) –

Book #6 – COME HOME TO ME (To be released April 2014—not yet available for pre-order)

With many more on the way!

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HJ Exclusive Giveaway: print copy of Home to Whiskey Creek

To enter Giveaway: Please complete the Rafflecopter form and post a comment to this Question: Have you read any of the books listed above in the Whiskey Creek series, if so do you have a favorite book or character? 

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Back Cover:

Sometimes home is the refuge you need—and sometimes it isn’t….

Adelaide Davies, who’s been living in Sacramento, returns to Whiskey Creek, the place she once called home. She’s there to take care of her aging grandmother and to help with Gran’s restaurant, Just Like Mom’s. But Adelaide isn’t happy to be back. There are too many people here she’d rather avoid, people who were involved in that terrible June night fifteen years ago.

Ever since the graduation party that changed her life, she’s wanted to go to the police and make sure the boys responsible—men now—are punished. But she can’t, not without revealing an even darker secret. So it’s better to pretend….

Noah Rackham, popular, attractive, successful, is shocked when Adelaide won’t have anything to do with him. He has no idea that his very presence reminds her of something she’d rather forget. He only knows that he’s finally met a woman he could love.


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Blog Tour Details:

Follow the directions in each of Brenda’s posts along the tour. Keep track of your answers because at the end of the tour, you’ll be asked to submit them. Perfect “Character Mining Score Cards” will get a fabulous Whiskey Creek package! Full Tour Giveaway details can be found at (as well as the “Character Mining Score Cards”) This contest is open to all US & Canada residents of the age of majority. Please see full Terms & Conditions at

Blog tour prize consists of a mug from Black Gold Coffee (fictional coffee shop in my series where the group of friends who people these stories meet every Friday), a black Amos Auto Body T-shirt (Dylan’s fictional auto body shop), a free digital download of WHEN WE TOUCH (the prequel novella that kicks off the series), and autographed Whiskey Creek poster and autographed cover cards for all the Whiskey Creek books released so far!

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65 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak”

    • brendanovak

      Lori, you can get the prequel novella for free just for entering the contest on my website. That might be a great way to get a little taste of the series to see if it’s something you might like.

    • brendanovak

      Deb, I told Lori about the free novella above, but I should also have mentioned that the first book in the series, WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES, is currently only $1.99 in digital (limited time only). That’s also a cheap way to check out the series.

  1. Marcy Shuler

    I haven’t read them yet, but I have been collecting the series. I like to read them altogether.

  2. Leanna

    I have only read Ehen Summer Comes and I really liked Csllie for so many reasons. She didn’t let ahyone tell her what do and she did things the way she wanted to do thrm. As someone with serious medical issues I understood why she wsnted to keap it from her family.

  3. Erica M

    I have read 1,2,and 3. I love Dylan in When snow falls, I love his and Cheyenne’s relationship. I also love the secondary characters, and cannot wait to meet Noah in Home to Whiskey Creek !

  4. Jenn McElroy

    I have a copy of “When Lightning Strikes” waiting on my bedside table! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  5. Aline

    Unfortunately, I have not read any of those books. This is a great chance to start, though 🙂

  6. Ada

    I have not been lucky enough to start the Whiskey Creek series but I do have prequel novella in my Amazon Cloud to read. I’m hoping to get into it soon!

  7. heathercm2001

    I have read all of the books in this series, so far. They are all great! Cheyenne and Dylan may be my favorite. I’m so happy we will be seeing more of another Amos brother!

    • brendanovak

      Yes, Heather! Did you know I sell Amos Auto Body T-shirts on my website (at cost)? Also, if you’re following the blog tour, you’ll get yours for free!

  8. Missy Morrison Goodsell

    No, I haven’t read any of the Whiskey Creek series but I would love to as they look like they are awesome !!

  9. Irene Menard

    I have not read any of these, but they are on my list to “Be Read Books”!! Guess that means, I need to find more time for reading!!

  10. Kelley Schmidt

    I read some of Brenda’s book when I had a Harlequin Superomance subscription and always enjoyed her stories. I came across the prequel novella of this series and have been hooked ever since! I’m reading “Home to Whiskey Creek” right now.

      • Kelley Schmidt

        I’ve read some of the Dundee series but not all. I may read those while I’m waiting for the next Whiskey Creek book. BTW, I haven’t been able to find the mining items ever since day 4. Am I supposed to be looking for a word or a picture, like the first 3?

  11. Lisa Richardson

    I have not yet read this series, but I’ve read others of yours! Will be looking for these next time I go book shopping!

  12. Lisa Filipe

    I LOVE DYLAN AMOS….Sorry…Just had to get that out! And I KNOW that I am going to love Aaron just as much. This series ROCKS and I love each and everyone, BUT….I have read WHEN SNOW FALLS like 20 times!! I am so excited for Aaron and Presley’s book!

  13. roslyngroves

    I have the first three, and was planning to read them on my trip to RWA in Fremantle next week. However, they have found their way mysteriously to my sister’s house in another state. I have read the prequel and loved that. I can tell you however that my sister has devoured them all within a week, and has promptly gone and purchased number 4.

  14. Emma

    Like this series! Can’t wait to read Book #4 – HOME TO WHISKEY CREEK

    Book #6 – COME HOME TO ME .Have a great week.

  15. Patty B Coral

    No I havent read any of this series, but will definitely getting my hands on them.

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