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Texas BBQ Brothers #1

July 2019
On Sale: July 11, 2019
180 pages
ISBN: 0161266851
EAN: 2940161266854
Kindle: B07RD2M8PR
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Also by Audrey Wick:
Off the Market, August 2019
On the Market, July 2019
On the Market, June 2019
Coming Home, August 2018


Bookworms know that books make great gifts. Reaching out to someone with a story provides a way for them to enjoy the present long after the occasion on which it’s given. But where should you begin?

If you’ve ever been tempted to give a book but have hesitated, here are some tips to help.

1)      Time to judge a book by its cover. Cover art is labeled “art” for a reason: it’s an artistic expression that gives a taste of what’s between the covers. The same is true of the book title. So let the cover art and title guide you into choosing a book that matches your recipient’s taste, mood, or the gift-giving occasion.

2)      Look for books with extra content. Whether it’s a novel with a bonus chapter, a special edition, or a book with recipes in the back, extra content gives the recipient one additional reason to love the gift. Read through the full book description online or explore books in a brick-and-mortar store to find the perfect one.

3)      Personalize. Write an inscription in the book, add a handwritten note on nice stationery with a celebratory message, or slip a pretty bookmark inside. It doesn’t take much time to customize a gift, but the gesture can have a big impact. And if you can get the author to autograph the book, do it! Sometimes this can be ordered via the author’s website, an independent bookstore, or at an on-ground special event.

4)      Accessorize. Think like a bookstagrammer, those book lovers who take decorated social media photos that are compulsively likable. Based on the book genre or content, you can add something to the gift. If it’s a beach read, add a colorful beach towel. If it’s a cozy mystery, consider a box of tea. Think of other ways to add something special to give along with the gift. A pair of cozy socks, a lap blanket, or facial mask could be a fun way to remind the recipient that it’s okay to take a break and read.

5)      Double the gift. Two is better than one, right? If you don’t think giving a single book is quite the right fit, look for a duet opportunity to give a two-series set or a longer book series, whether a single-author series or a multi-author series. This is a great way to extend the reading opportunity for your recipient—and support hard-working authors in the process!

Books never go out of style and can make wonderful gifts for a variety of occasions. By choosing carefully and adding a special touch, you can make the most of the gift-giving opportunity and ensure that your recipient smiles.

Giveaway: Tell us about a favorite gift you’ve given or received. One commenter will win a paperback copy of ON THE MARKET, shipped anywhere in the U.S.! You can keep it for yourself, or give it as a gift (**hint, hint!**).

Audrey Wick’s ON THE MARKET is the first in a duet series for Tule Publishing called the Texas BBQ Brothers, which is part of their multi-author Last Stand series.


ON THE MARKET by Audrey Wick

Texas BBQ Brothers #1

On the Market

Will she be the secret ingredient to his happiness?

Valerie Perry has just inherited her grandmother’s home in
Last Stand, Texas, a far cry in the country from her city
life as an organic grocery buyer in San Antonio. Her
methodical daily routine suits her just fine, so she aims
to freshen up the property, sell it, and take her funds
back to the city. She’s only got two weeks during her
vacation to make this happen. Now is the time to cash in
and get out.

The oldest Hutchinson son, who people around town know as
“Hutch,” is a third-generation local who is poised to take
over the family business with his brother, Cole. The
barbeque brothers have very different ideas about the
future of their restaurant, "The Hut." Just when he thought
his biggest headache was his job, Hutch meets Valerie and
both their worlds are upended. He’s drawn to this fish out
of water, but Valerie’s time in Last Stand has an
expiration date.

Their sweet and saucy styles don’t mix, but can they both
find the recipe to a happy future?

Romance Contemporary | Women's Fiction [Tule Publishing, On Sale: July 11, 2019, e-Book, ISBN: 2940161266854 / eISBN: 9781950510320]

About Audrey Wick

Audrey Wick

Audrey Wick writes for Tule Publishing and is a full-time English professor at Blinn College in Texas. Her writing has appeared in college textbooks published by Cengage Learning and W. W. Norton as well as in The Houston Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, and various literary journals. Audrey believes the secret to happiness includes lifelong learning and good stories. But travel and coffee help. She has journeyed to over twenty countries--and sipped coffee at every one. 

Texas Sisters | Texas BBQ Brothers





14 comments posted.

Re: Audrey Wick | Top 5 Tips for Giving Books as Gifts + Giveaway!

sounds like a really fun book to read
(Vickie Couturier 7:16am August 6)

Great review thank you, The best gift I got was a big baskets with all kinds of bath and body works items in it. I loved it
(Penney Wilfort 9:59am August 6)

Like when characters have interesting jobs:organic grocery
buyer. Best gift we got for us is our dog, Holly!
(Anna Budziak 10:45am August 6)

Books or gift cards for books. And stuff for crocheting
(Cynthia St. Germain 5:18pm August 6)

best gift I received is a Spiedel I.D. braclet with my name
on it. my Dad gave it to me when i was in 6th grade. i still
have it!
(Nova Conover 6:07pm August 6)

I am loving the Texas BBQ Brothers series. The best gift I ever got was from my ex (who I am still good friends with), for my 40th birthday, he bought a trip to Hawaii for me to go visit him. He moved there after our divorce.
(Janine Rowe 6:16pm August 6)

The Best gift I ever received was when my children all went together and bought me my Mom ring Thank you for the chance to win this amazing book!
(Sarah Taylor 6:22pm August 6)

Books are a favorite gift for me to give. I have 4 on the table right now
that will be gifts. I have put gift baskets together for silent auctions for
several groups. I usually start with a book or several and build the
items in the basket around the book's theme. It is great fun to do.
(Patricia Barraclough 2:32am August 7)

Your books inspire me to read new books.
(Robin Davis 12:09pm August 7)

My favorite gift was the Barbie townhouse.
(Denise Holcomb 3:30pm August 7)

My brother is an artist. He made me a custom piece for
Christmas one year. I love it!
(Katrina Dehart 10:51am August 8)

My fav gift was a pic of the Pacific Ocean near SF that
my son took with his camera then blew it up and framed it
for me. That was my first gift that I had received from
him and I was so moved we have it above the tv as I moved
to Iowa from Ca and he knows how I used to go read at the
beach and that i miss hearing the waves crashing so when
i look at that picture I think of that and also of how
he hit me in the heart with it.
(Peggy Clayton 12:56pm August 8)

My favorite gift was a birthstone ring received Christmas day when I was in the seventh grade. I wore it for many years. Just thinking about it brings back many wonderful memories of my family.
(Anna Speed 9:46pm August 9)

This is my kind of I love to read.
(Robin Davis 8:46pm August 26)

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