Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Beautiful One by Mary Cope Virtual Book Tour

Guest Post

Why take a chance on an unknown author?

I've read books by best-selling authors and unknown writers, and honestly, I'm more drawn to the unknown ones—probably because I'm one myself. But truly, some of the best stories I've read have been by these lesser-known authors. Taking a chance on an unknown author can lead to discovering a new and exciting voice. I never know when I might stumble upon a book that resonates with me and becomes a cherished favorite.

Unknown authors often bring diverse voices and experiences to their writing, offering a broader range of stories and characters. There can be a special connection when reading the work of an unknown author, knowing that I am one of the first to discover their talent. While there may be some risks in trying out a new author, the potential rewards, both for me as a reader and for the author, can make it a worthwhile experience.

By supporting them, I feel like I'm helping to nurture emerging talent and encouraging them to continue producing great stories. Speaking from experience, I know how much a review or a simple show of appreciation means to these authors. I am all for supporting them. Some of the most beloved and critically acclaimed books started off as under-the-radar releases, only to gain popularity through word of mouth and positive reviews.

Reading books by unknown authors has also been a more affordable way for me to explore new literature. Debut novels and self-published works often come at a lower price point, making them accessible to a wider audience. This affordability has allowed me to expand my reading list without breaking the bank.

So, the next time you're looking for a new read, why not step out of your comfort zone and give an unknown author a try? You never know what hidden gem you might discover. By giving lesser-known authors an opportunity, you not only broaden your reading horizons but also provide a chance for new writers to be heard.

Transformation, empowerment, love and music come together in the book, Beautiful One. 

Elizabeth Ryan is a beautiful, shy, naΓ―ve high school senior. Having never dated she meets the boy of her dreams, Aidan Mitchell. Despite his history of womanizing Liz is drawn to him. Soon Liz becomes the envy of all the girls on campus, when they become a couple and her dream boyfriend sweeps her off her feet and into the dating world that is all too new and strange for her. When other guys start to take notice of Liz, Aidan is troubled with fits of jealousy.

Elizabeth then meets the ruggedly handsome, Spencer Hayes and they quickly bond over their passion for music. Liz begins to struggle with the feelings that spark between them. In the end Elizabeth finds herself torn between helping Aidan overcome his jealousy and anger and giving into what her heart truly wants.


The music changed from one song to the next, and I realized I was having fun. My feet were killing me, but I didn’t care. I had been keeping track of how many guys I’d danced with. Currently I was at seven. I smiled at Melissa when she and Mason were dancing intimately even though the song was upbeat.

I was laughing, sweating, and dancing my butt off. This was the best time I’d ever had.

Then my heart stopped.

I felt a lump in my throat and a pit in my stomach when I saw him, dressed in black jeans and a black button-down shirt. He was movie-star perfect as he sauntered across the dance floor. When I tore my gaze from him, I noticed the accessory that graced his forearm. A leggy blonde wearing a short red dress. Figures.

I was torn between wanting to excuse myself and run or torture myself and stay. Foolishly, I opted for the latter. My heart twisted with jealousy watching Aidan gyrate to the music while his pretty dance partner sexually rubbed up against him. The pain was agonizing. Like a train wreck. I wanted to look away, but I couldn’t.

Mary Cope is a passionate romance writer known for her ability to craft characters that feel undeniably real. Drawing inspiration from both her personal experience and vivid imagination, Mary’s words resonate with readers. A romantic at heart, Mary believes true intimacy is what love is all about. 

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A randomly drawn winner will receive a $25 Amaon/BN gift card.


  1. Thank you, Momma says to Read, for hosting, Beautiful One, on your blog. 😊 πŸ“š

  2. Thank you for hosting today - we appreciate you.

  3. "Beautiful One" tells the story of a young woman navigating love, friendship, and growing up. Mary Cope's writing captures the magic and messiness of first love, making it a captivating read for anyone who enjoys a good romance.

    1. Thank you for the kind review, Edgar!

  4. The blurb sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Replies
    1. Thank you, Nancy! πŸ“šπŸ˜Š

  6. This sounds like an amazing read!

  7. This looks like a fantastic read. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Michael! πŸ“š

  8. Replies
    1. Thank you, Michele! I love it too. ❤️🎢

  9. How do you stay inspired and motivated to write during the summer months?

    1. Traciem, the summertime can be challenging, but sticking to a writing routine definitely helps.

  10. Great excerpt and giveaway. :)

    1. Thanks Cali! Good luck on the giveaway. ☺️

  11. Do you find summer to be a productive time for your writing?


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