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Friday, July 10, 2015

BLURB BLITZ: THE SUMMER DIARY by ELYSE DOUGLAS + A $50 GC GIVEAWAY


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The Summer Diary

by Elyse Douglas

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BLURB

After her best friend and husband are killed in an airplane crash, a young woman finds her best friend’s diary and learns that she was secretly in love with another man, a soldier. Determined to find the secret lover, Keri sets off on a journey and discovers the key to her destiny.

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EXCERPT


Keri noticed that Sophia’s handwriting was clearer than her usual rushed script, when she often left out commas and didn’t always cross her t’s. The dots for the i’s were usually far from the intended letter, or left out entirely.

In the diary, Sophia wrote with care and precision, seemingly enjoying the process of documenting her thoughts and emotions.

I’m going to call this my “Summer Diary,” because when I’m finished filling all these pages, summer will be over, I’ll be married, I’ll fire my shrink and I’ll toss this thing into the fire. For now, I’m having fun. I can write any damned thing I want and nobody will ever know it or see it. I can be crude or selfish, sexy or crazy. Who cares? It’s only me talking to me, and when it’s all over—into the fire, baby, and forever forgotten.

My shrink is right, it’s very freeing to write down whatever you feel. Whatever you think. It’s like being in a hot air balloon or skydiving or being in bed with a sexy guy who absolutely sends you into spasms of ecstasy.

Okay, I feel wonderfully wicked. I went to lunch with the guy—oh what the hell—his name is Ryan. No last name, though. We ate hamburgers and drank dark beer at the Main Street Café. He’s quiet, doesn’t talk much, but wow, he is the sexiest man I’ve ever met. He oozes with it, but he seems to keep it inside, which really turns me on. Never met a guy like him. He’s like an unopened treasure chest, and girl oh girl, would I like to ride on top of that chest!


AUTHOR BIO

Elyse Douglas is the pen name for the married writing team Elyse Parmentier and Douglas Pennington. Elyse grew up near the sea, roaming the beaches, reading and writing stories and poetry, receiving a Degree in English Literature. She has enjoyed careers as an English teacher, an actress and a speech-language pathologist. She and her husband, Douglas Pennington, have completed five novels: The Other Side of Summer, Christmas for Juliet, Wanting Rita, Christmas Ever After, The Christmas Town and The Christmas Diary.

Douglas grew up in a family where music and astrology were second and third languages. He attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and played the piano professionally for many years. His two detective books include Death is Lookin' for ELVIS and Death is a TAPDANCER. His great, great grandfather lived to be 132 years old, and was the oldest man in the world when he died in 1928.

www.elysedouglas.com
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http://www.amazon.com/Elyse-Douglas/e/B0080S51TE/


GIVEAWAY

Elyse Douglas will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

20 comments :

  1. Love the layout. Thank you for hosting THE SUMMER DIARY.

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  2. Were you already a great writer? Have you always like to write?

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    1. I suppose "great" is in the eye of the reader. What touches one reader, bores another. Forgive the New Age reference, but I'm always trying to stay in "beginner's mind," even after years of writing. I want the words to be dynamic and alive. I want the reader to breathe the same breaths as the characters, feel the sweat, the confusion and the delightful mystery of love. I want the reader to be both entertained and uplifted, not only at the end of the novel, but at every point in the story.
      And, yes, I have always loved writing, being keenly aware of the power of words. I love that wonderful quote from the Bible "In the beginning was the Word." All the best, Mai T. Elyse

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  3. Love the trailer..thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thank you so much for the excerpt!

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  5. Who gets to decide the plot when you have differences of opinion?

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    2. Who gets to decide plot when differences arise? We go out to dinner and have some wine. Then we start our oral arguments. We've learned from years of experience that this works best, and it is quite romantic. Often Doug argues for the woman and I for the man. Now that makes for interesting dinner conversation. Good question, Neena. All the best -- Elyse

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  6. Great excerpt, I can't wait to read the book.

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  7. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. Interesting!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. The entire post was exceptional but I especially enjoyed the excerpt! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Great excerpt! I like how you guys iron out differences. :-)

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  11. "In the beginning was the Word" is one of my favorite quotes, too! Thank you for sharing!

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  12. Thank you so much for the post and the giveaway!

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  13. I really enjoyed the trailer! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Enjoying following the tour. Beautiful cover and love the excerpt <3

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  15. Really enjoyed reading the blurb & the excerpt, thank you!

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