BOOK BLAST: KEEPER OF MY DREAMS by Susan Leigh Furlong Plus Giveaway!

About The Book

Publication Date: September 6, 2021

Reid Haliburton, a skilled gunsmith, wants to control who uses his revolutionary handgun until a vicious pirate decides the gun will be his. The price of refusing is Reid’s life and those of his three young sons. Reid’s only chance to save his sons is to send them away and face the pirate’s wrath alone.

Leena Cullane Adair is stunned to find three lads hiding in her cart, and, although she only met their father a week ago, he holds her heart and her dreams, and she will do whatever it takes to keep him and his sons alive.



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About The Author

Susan Leigh Furlong was born in the middle of a blinding spring snowstorm at the University of Michigan, which forced her mother to walk across campus in the snow to the hospital while in labor. Susan doesn’t remember any of this auspicious beginning, but it always makes for a good story! As a child she moved across the country six times to various big cities before the age of fourteen because of her father’s career in women’s ready-to-wear clothing. At college she met and married her love, and moved to his small hometown in southern Ohio, and you couldn’t get her out of there with a crowbar! She taught first grade and fourth grade and raised her children who did not have to change schools even once. Creating stories started early in life—as is typical of most writers—even before she could actually write. Then came handwritten pages stuffed in her underwear drawer, followed by stories created on a manual typewriter. Her first computer—a Commodore 64—was replaced by a series of computers and laptops, which her husband promised she could never fill up the storage space, but she always did. At age 32 she performed in her first community theater play—Guys and Dolls—where she quickly realized that she wanted to play ALL the parts, which is exactly what a writer does. She writes and/or directs church-related plays and sketches and also performs and sings with a music and drama ministry, LightReaders.

Her love of history led her to write two plays about her now hometown, presented in reader’s theater-style by local citizens, followed by two non-fiction books about the local history published by Arcadia Publishing. She loves to do the research even though old books and documents make her cough and sneeze! Susan first discovered romance novels when she won a copy of Velvet Song by Jude Deveraux at the local bookstore. She reads all varieties of books, but historical romance is forever her first choice.

Steadfast Will I Be and By Promise Made were published by The Wild Rose Press in 2019 and 2020 respectively. By Promise Made won the NEST – National Excellence in Story Telling – for Historical Romance for 2021. Her third book – Keeper of My Dreams – a continuation of the Cullane family adventures – will be officially released on September 6, 2021.


Blog Tour Schedule

September 27: Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read
September 28: Straight From the Library
September 29: Fabulous and Brunette
September 30: Locks, Hooks and Books
October 1: Novels Alive
October 4: Andi’s Book Reviews
October 5: Westveil Publishing
October 6:Long and Short Reviews
October 7: Literary Gold
October 8: The Key of Love
October 11: Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
October 12: Dawn’s Reading Nook
October 13: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
October 14: All the Ups and Downs
October 15: Gina Rae Mitchell

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Dayna Linton
Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between. Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third. Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews


    • Rita, I’ve seen your name on other postings this week. Thanks for commenting. I also love this cover. All three of my books have a single figure that fills the page. This one of Leena is one of my favorites. I hope to hear from you again.

    • Dorothy, I also think this cover with my heroine, Leena, represents the story well. I hope you will be able to read Leena’s story and then let me know what you think. I love hearing what others find interesting in my books.

    • Sherry,

      Thanks for commenting on this post. I hope you can read it and find out that it is a good book! I certainly enjoyed creating Leena and Reid’s story. Their love story of two widowers who find they can have second chances appealed to me. I hope it does to you.

  1. I love the cover and synopsis, this sounds like a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the book details and author’s bio.

    • Bea, I am glad you liked this blog post. I enjoyed putting it together and am glad it made you want to read the book. Enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed creating Leena and Reid’s story. Thank you for your positive comment.

      • You are most welcome! I have added this to my wish-list and hope to read soon. Did you spend a lot of time on research of the time period that the story is set in?


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