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Guest Post and Giveaway: I Have People by Taylor Dean

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Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding that she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense-you’ll find all sub-genres of romance in her line-up. 


A Gentleman who says “Gosh” 

The hero of I Have People is a true gentleman and in many ways the perfect man. He’s kind, soft-spoken, polite to a fault, and compassionate.

But he’s also somewhat self-effacing, making him very human and relatable. He has other faults, like he’s NEVER on time for anything and he can’t seem to say the word NO. In conversation, he often uses the rather outdated words, ‘gosh’ and ‘by golly.’ But these things only add to his likability factor. 

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One of my favorite scenes in the book is when the heroine, Holly, and her BFF are secretly watching the hero, Gabriel, from afar. They observe everything he does with awe. It’s a short excerpt, but speaks to Gabriel’s character.

“Who’s the bimbo he’s with today?” she
asked with interest, her eyes glancing at Mr. Sinclair.
“That,” Holly said as she dug her sandwich
out of a paper sack, “is Celia. She surprised Mr. Sinclair just in time for
lunch because ‘she couldn’t wait to see him.’ He seemed pleased with her presence
so I think he likes her too.”
“Never date a man who is prettier than you.
And he is prettier than her, that’s for sure.”
Holly sighed, “I know, huh?” Mr. Sinclair
glanced their way and Angela and Holly quickly turned their heads. “Great, he
caught us staring at him,” Holly moaned.
“So what? He glances at you all the time.
I’ve been watching him.”
“No, he doesn’t.”
“I swear he does, honey. The man likes you.
Problem is, he’s such a boy scout,
he’ll never do anything about it. After all, you’re a married woman.”
“Why do you call him a boy scout?”
“He’s squeaky clean. He helps people, he’s
kind, he’s gentlemanly, he’s courteous—I bet the man has never uttered a swear
word in his life.”
Holly smiled. “Actually, he says the word,
‘gosh’ quite a bit. When he’s upset he says, ‘nuts.’ And often in conversation
he says, ‘by golly.’ It’s refreshing.”
They both dissolved into laughter. “Who
talks like that? I mean, really, you’ve got to be kidding me.”
“No one I know. I kinda like it, though.”
“Look, they’re getting up to leave.”
They stared as Mr. Sinclair pulled out
Celia’s chair, took her hand as she stood, helped her to don her sweater, and
took his time to arrange her hair so it wasn’t messy. He laughed attentively at
some witty quip she uttered. He then cleared their plates, and they left with
his hand at the small of her back.
Both Angela and Holly let out their breath
in wonder.
“Wow. Shane would’ve made me clear my own
Cal would’ve pulled the chair out from
under me, Holly thought sarcastically. “Cal doesn’t ever help me put on my
sweater or coat.”
probably helps old ladies cross the street, like a good boy scout.”
Once again they both dissolved into giddy

I Have PeopleI Have People

by Taylor Dean

Paperback, 366 pages

Published September 19th 2012 by Create Space


Missing any memories? 

Holly Sinclair is happily married to the love of her life, Gabriel. Young and in love, Holly hopes to have their first child soon. Of course, Gabriel wants to wait till Holly’s health is restored, much to Holly’s dismay. She feels perfectly fine. So what if she just woke up from an eight-month coma? So what if some of her memories are missing? She remembers Gabe and that’s all that matters, right?

That is, until HE enters her life again . . . she forgot about HIM.


You can find my review HERE!



5 prize packs to US winners: 1 signed paperback, 1 tote bag, 2 bookmarks, 1 “I Have People” pencil, and 1 “I Have People” pink dog tag necklace.


10 ebooks to US or International winners

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10 – PauseTime – Review; The Music that Inspired I Have People
11 – TheBroke Book Bank – Ten Things You Don’t Know About I Have People
12 – Mel’sShelves – Review; The Worth of a Soul
14 – TheReaddicts – Review; Two Kinds of Love
15 – Paulette’sPapers – A Gentleman Who Says “Gosh”
          Christy’s Cozy Corner – Review; The Inspiration behind I Have People
16 – fuonlyknew – The Prologue to I Have People
17 – Tressa’sWishful Endings – Review; The Locations Featured in I Have People
18 – LiteraryWinner – Review
19 – GettingYour Read On – Review; Soooo Cliche!
21 – That Girl Reads – Review; Two Kinds of Men

22 –  A Tiffyfit’s Reading Corner – My Favorite Character in I Have People

 – Beck Valley Books – The Title of I Have People

23 – Deco MyHeart – Review
          Mrs. Mommy Booknerds Book Reviews – Review
24 – GreenMountain Couple – Review
25 – icultgen – Friendship
  – I Am a Reader, Not a Writer  – When is it Abuse

26 – Grand Finale Blast!


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