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Whiskey Secrets by Joy Allyson is a Historical Fiction/Romance Event pick #historicalromanticsupsense #historicalromance #prohibition #giveaway

Title: Whiskey Secrets


Author: Joy Allyson


Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb:


Their world is collapsing!


 Prohibition has reached its tentacles into the hollows of Tennessee. It’s no secret Tom Tanner’s Tennessee Whiskey heirs are playing both sides of the law to save their livelihood—the challenge is not getting caught.

Tom Tanner Kittrell risks life and limb to protect his family’s legacy in a deadly gamble. Will Cammie Johnson, his beautiful neighbor, with temperance vigilante ties, reveal his secret?

Dillon Tanner, hell-bent on revenge after being wrongly accused, abducts pretty flapper, Lily Stonecipher, hoping she holds the key to who’s behind a takeover attempt. 

Kit Kittrell yearns to experience the freedom of the roaring twenties, from the thrill of speakeasies to the daring of bootlegging. Will town bad boy, Alex Stooksbury, step in to rescue her from certain disaster?

As the public’s thirst for spirits remains unquenchable, their lives and loves become inextricably entangled in the prohibition era.    




“The crime rate in these United States has soared since prohibition.”


“There will always be men who skirt the law.”

 “Men! Sweetheart, some of the best bootleggers around are women.” She pursed her lips, not willing to argue anymore. “Hey, are you one of those suffragettes who has run out of causes to support once you got the vote?”

 She glared at him, unable to not take his bait. “What does that have to do with anything?”

 “Well, I figured if you were—it’d explain things.”

 “Like what?”

He chuckled at her piqued interest. “Just how passionate you are about this whole prohibition thing? Or dedicated, should I say?”

 “You are insane.”

 “Well, if you are a suffragette, you should be happy. Prohibition has liberated women. Before the Eighteenth Amendment took place, I never saw a woman in a bar unless she was a prostitute.” Camille gasped. “Nowadays, you can go into any old speakeasy from Nashville to about anywhere and see lots of women drinking. Yes, sirree. Respectable women. And young ones too. The country’s number of women drinkers must have quadrupled in the past five years.”

 Camille scooted away, placing distance between them.

“And the most remarkable change in the ‘war between the sexes’ is in bootlegging. In most states, police officers won’t stop a woman they suspect bootlegging. Women know this and use it to their advantage. Can’t search her, police say. No, wouldn’t be right. But I hear in a few places they don’t care anymore. They’ll search a nice-looking woman whether they suspect her or not.”


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What if everything you worked for, lived for, and loved was taken from you almost overnight? The Roaring Twenties and Prohibition Era is the setting for Whiskey Secrets, the story of an American family faced with this unbelievable dilemma. Should the Tennessee Whiskey dynasty of Tanner Kittrell sell out and flee like so many of their neighbors or stay and fight, using every means possible to survive when their crazy world regains its sanity?  As the Temperance movement, the Volstead Act, and a band of criminals all throw roadblocks their way, unexpected romance swirls in—entangling three captivating cousins when they least expect it. If you enjoy fast-paced, intriguing suspense, and heart-throbbing romance, you will love Whiskey Secrets.


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Open Internationally.


Runs March 21 – April 2, 2024.


Winner will be drawn on April 3, 2024.


Author Biography:


As the daughter of a United States military officer, Joy Allyson grew up with a love of travel and a deep appreciation of history. A former teacher-turned-writer, she has an unquenchable thirst for historical romances for her reading choices. Her favorite characters – are rebel heroines and salvageable scoundrels. Joy believes the best romances are the ones you want to read over and over again.


 She resides among the beautiful hills of Tennessee with her husband and near her two daughters and six grandchildren.


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Mar 26

Thank you, Joy, for sharing your book in our Historical Fiction/Romance Bookish Event!

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