Monday, December 31, 2012

Goddess Fish Book Tours Presents: The Guardian's Heart

Michel Prince

Case Thomas is always in control whether its on the basketball court, the lab where he works, or in his love life. He thinks he has everything all figured out. All that changes when his parents pass away during his last year of college and Case is thrown into fatherhood when he becomes temporary guardian to two adorable twin toddlers. Weeks later, exhausted and running out of time, Case must decide if he's ready to become a father to these children, or give them up and move on with what's left of his life. Then he meets Gabbie Vaulst.

Gabbie is amazing with the kids, owns her own business, and has all the right curves in all the right places. She can tell Case is attracted to her, but does he really love her or is he just settling for a surrogate Mom who can wrangle his new kids? Knowing that she's falling in love with him, she chooses to push him away until his world straightens out. Can Case prove to Gabbie, and himself, that his feelings are real? Or is this sudden family too much for both of them to handle?

The odds, as well as members of their past who've come out of the woodwork, are against them, but when kids are involved, all bets are off. 


“My preddies no more,” Claire cried as Gabbie put on latex free gloves and started to clean Claire’s injured knee.

The fact she’d hurt herself was not the reason Claire was crying. She had torn her tights or “pretties” as she liked to call them. Claire cherished every one of her pretties. Gabbie had learned Claire was very much a girl, something Gabbie never was. Gabbie never cared about dresses or sparkly shoes when she was growing up, but to Claire they were a necessity.

As Gabbie pulled down Claire’s soft pink tights with the lacy backs, Claire looked as if she was being skinned alive. Whatever pain she felt from her scraped knee could have been as great as an amputation, she’d never acknowledge it compared to losing a set a tights to a hole in the knee.

“Mama inks my bess,” Claire sobbed as if she was just shot through the heart with an arrow.

“You still have your white and your blue and your orange pretties and don’t forget your ones with the little flowers on them.”

“I’s never gets better preddies…” she declared with all the melodrama befitting Scarlett O’Hara declaring her love for Tara.

“These pretties were almost too small for you, you’ve been growing so much. How about this?” Gabbie suggested, trying to hold back from laughing in the poor child’s face. To Claire this was life or death. “Your daddy and I will pick you up a new pair on the way home and maybe some big girl underwear since you’ve been doing so good on the potty. These pretties were made for little girls that wear diapers.”

Claire’s eyes perked up. She started to smile, but only briefly, holding the now-torn tights to her heart as she stood up and stuck her chest out.

“Dees was bestest preddies ever,” one little crystal tear fell from her dark mahogany left eye, catching on her soft lash then flowing down her chubby cheek.

Michel is giving away a heart necklace to a randomly drawn commentor during the tour. Follow the tour here. The more you comment the more chances you have to win. 

Michel Prince is an author who graduated with a bachelor degree in History and Political Science.  Michel writes young adult and adult paranormal romance as well as contemporary romance.
With characters yelling "It's my turn damn it!!!" She tries to explain to them that alas, she can only type a hundred and twenty words a minute and they will have wait their turn.  She knows eventually they find their way out of her head and to her fingertips and she looks forward to sharing them with you. 
When Michel can suppress the voices in her head she can be found at a scouting event or cheering for her son in a variety of sports.  She would like to thank her family for always being in her corner and especially her husband for supporting her every dream and never letting her give up.
Michel is a member of RWA Pro and Midwest Fiction Writers.  She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, son, cat and new puppy. 


SLAVE's Review:
Wow! The Guardian's Heart pretty much had me wrapped after the first paragraph. Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down till it was done. Michel Prince has a wonderful writing style that has refreshing view on a tale rarely told—a single young Black male seeking sole custody of two minor children. Michel’s character involvement was great. Even her two year old twins were alive, and not just some cute cherub that gives you a toothache for being too sweet. But more importantly, the story never took a backseat nor did it overpower the romance of the story. It was all evenly balanced and a great read. I look forward to the chance of re viewing more of your work
5 ½ pens


  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today...I'm humbled by your review

  2. Congrats on the new release Michel! Here's to many sales!


  3. Wonderful lady - but I know you so well. You're going to be a star girl!

  4. Congrats on the release. You're a new-to-me author and I look forward to learning more.

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you for the bookmarks Michel today I got them in my mail..Love them..

  6. Thanks Cass Love you too.

    Catherine glad to have you as a follower.

    Teena so happy you enjoyed them...and now you're entered for another giveaway by leaving a comment...How awesome