Checking Inn By Emily Harper Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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Welcome to the Checking Inn Blog Tour!

After storming up the Amazon charts with the brilliantly funny White Lies, Emily Harper has now released her second rom-com novel Checking Inn. Find out all the details, read reviews, guest posts and enter the tour giveaway as the book visits a selection of fantastic blogs . . .


‘Kate Foster runs the Summerside Inn (and her life) by well-organized checklists.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00025]Make sure the caterers don’t serve devil’s food cake to the Christian Women’s Alliance– check.

Tell my mother that having a séance to get rid of any unwanted spirits in the kitchen during dinnertime is not okay- check.

Send a friendly reminder to all staff that the pens are colour coded for everyone’s enjoyment, and therefore it is not a good idea to put them all in one jar in order to “spice things up” as was anonymously suggested– check.

But, when an acclaimed hotel critic dies at the Inn, just before she’s about to publish a scathing review that would ruin the business, Kate’s life and checklists are thrown into disarray. And it doesn’t help matters that the detective assigned to the case is messy, unorganized, and too charming for his own good. Now Kate has to prove her innocence and save her Inn, or else the only thing that she’ll be organizing is the prison’s next bake sale.’

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As way of introducing us to the ever-organised Kate, Emily has written a series of 3 guest posts to be featured on separate tour stops. Although, the posts can be read as standalones, they are also connected and you’ll find the links to the next instalment at the end of each part. In today’s post Kate painstakingly puts together her ‘relaxation list’ . . .

I know what people call me. I know what they say about my− er− habits. Luckily I’m one of those people who can just let things slide off their back. I’m like a duck covered in oil. Except, I’m happy… and clean… I’m very careful to avoid any dirt.

But, I can find the humour in situations. Like when someone stole my clipboard yesterday and sent me a picture text of Clippy with the newspaper and a ransom note demanding $5.00. And we all had a good laugh.
At least, the volunteer policemen in town were laughing when I called them to report a ‘major crime’.
Anyways, the point is, I have decided to relax a little. It is my New Year’s resolution, after all, and I just know by the end of the year I am going to be the epitome of calm, cool, and collected. I have done extensive internet research on the art of relaxation (I mean, if I am going to do it I might as well do it right), and have compiled a to-do list.

Obviously the to do list would look much better on my clipboard, but we won’t get into that. See, I’m already letting it go…

But I am not withdrawing the police report.

So here it is. My perfect relaxation list.
1) Lift daily wardrobe restrictions (suggestions: a weekend blouse is acceptable with Monday’s grey pencil skirt. If feeling particularly daring try Tuesday’s underwear- but only if you feel comfortable.)

2) Allow Mother to be in charge of the afternoon activities’ schedule (though it might be a good idea to lay a few ground rules with this one. We only just got our permit back after the cupcake inferno incident).

3) Join the local yoga studio and practice meditation techniques (considering it’s run through the Summerside Retirement Home, I can pretty much guarantee I will be the best yogi within a fortnight. I mean, most of them can’t touch their toes. Not that it’s a competition…).

4) Drink eight glasses of water a day to remove any unwanted toxins from my body. Apparently the water in coffee doesn’t count.

5) Do one crazy, spontaneous thing every day. Suggestions include, but not restricted to: not wearing pantyhose, eat dessert before dinner (though salad should still be first for digestive purposes), not correct my mother when she misuses the word ‘touché’, well− you get the idea.

Obviously this is just a starting point. I mean, I will have most likely mastered these in the first day or so and shall expand the list from there. Or maybe not…
I’m relaxing already.

Read Emily’s follow-on guest post over on Jera’s Jamboree tour stop tomorrow!



Emily Harper has a passion for writing humorous romance stories where the heroine is not your typical damsel in distress. Throughout her novels you will find love, laughter, and the unexpected!

Originally from England, she currently lives in Canada with her wonderful husband, beautiful daughter, mischievous son, and a very naughty dog.

Emily is also the author of the funny and charming novel White Lies, which has proven to be a huge hit with fans. The book will even be appearing on The Marilyn Denis Show as a giveaway next month! For more information on the book please visit or

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Emily Harper has generously donated some amazing prizes for 3 lucky winners! Take a look at what is up for grabs with easy entry via the below Rafflecopter:


1st prize: Kate spade clutch, nail polish and signed copy of checking inn

2nd prize: signed copy of checking inn

3rd prize: ebook of checking inn

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  1. Thank you for this lovely giveaway!
    I m so happy to follow your beautiful world!
    Have a nice week!

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