Friday, June 26, 2015

Book Tour: Walker Pride by Bernadette Marie

Bestselling Author Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011, along with her other series and single title books. The married mother of five sons promises Happily Ever After always…and says she can write it, because she lives it.

When not writing, Bernadette Marie is shuffling her sons to their many events—mostly hockey—and enjoying the beautiful views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from her front step. She is also an accomplished martial artist with a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do.

A chronic entrepreneur, Bernadette Marie opened her own publishing house in 2011, 5 Prince Publishing, so that she could publish the books she liked to write and help make the dreams of other aspiring authors come true too. Bernadette Marie is also the CEO of Illumination Author Events.

A few Questions and answers with Bernadette

  •         What is your favorite late night snack?
    • a.       Chocolate. Nothing specific. I love chocolate in all of its glorious forms.
  •      Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
    • a.       I see that NYT Bestseller wish coming true. I know I’ll have many more books out and I see no end to that. I’d like to see my publishing house grow and succeed as well as my author event company. In ten years I’ll be able to travel more, so I think my books will only be enhanced by that.
  •       Tell us 5 random things about yourself.
    • a.       I built myself a treadmill desk and that is where I work for the first two hours of my morning.
    • b.      My first career was as a nail care professional and I opened my first salon when I was 20. I still do hair in my basement studio, when I have time.
    • c.       When I was in high school my vocal coach told me that it takes 20 years to perfect an operatic voice and I was 10 years ahead of my time.
    • d.      I will put on my FitBit the minute I wake up and walk to the bathroom so I don’t miss any steps in my day.
    • e.       I have very few organization skills when it comes to my house and yet I dislike piles and clutter with a passion.
  •        What was the most surprising part of writing this book?
    • a.       It surprised me that the characters kept taking control of the book and it got longer and longer. In fact, I had no idea that the “who done it” guy was the guy! I thought he was going to be in the next book. I was very surprised at that.

 Susan Hayes moved to Georgia to start the life she wanted to live and build her catering career. On the brink of having everything she ever wanted, Eric Walker and his family happened into her life.

Eric Walker’s life had been quiet, structured, and boring until his uncle gambled away the family’s property and jeopardized Eric’s livelihood. Now midst family secrets learned, someone ruining his business and trying to drive him off his land, he fell in love.

Things will never be the same for them—especially if someone succeeds in destroying the Walker family and killing Eric.

When available all sales sites are listed on the 5 Prince Publishing website.


Shifting a glance to her he noticed how delicate the skin was on her neck. It would be a damn shame to not press his lips to that pulse point just once.
The thought alone nearly had him light headed.
When she looked up at him and her eyelashes batted a moment before she licked her lips, he was gone.
Eric swiftly pulled her to him and took possession of her mouth as if his life depended on it.

10 Favorite things of Bernadette Marie:

My favorite vacation is DISNEYLAND!
My favorite book is IF TOMORROW COMES by Sidney Sheldon
My favorite collection I have are vintage lunch boxes from the 70's and 80's
My favorite kind of clothing are yoga pants
My favorite place is anywhere my family is
My favorite drink is boring plain water
My favorite smell is a blooming lilac bush
My favorite time of year is spring
My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving (even though I was born on the 4th of July)
My favorite food group is chocolate :)

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