Fiction Friday – A Dream Not Imagined

I was supposed to post this book recommendation a couple of weeks ago but hadn’t been able to until now. Enjoy!

I wasn’t sure what to think when I picked up Shantelle Hannu’s debut novella A Dream Not Imagined. I’d had some interaction with Shantelle online, and she’d even agreed to be a part of my blog tour for Dare when neither of us had read each other’s books at that point.

I shouldn’t have worried. I blew through the book in a matter of hours. 🙂

About the Book

A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A STEPMOTHER, a GARDENER, and a secret

Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants—too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.

But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream…of the same prince.

In the end, are dreams even all they’re made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?

My recommendation

I’ve read a number of Cinderella adaptions so it’s rare for me to run across one that actually surprises me. This one did. At the start, Ellie seems like your normal Cinderella, complete with nasty stepmother and stepsisters. There’s the glimpses of the prince, the upcoming ball, the servitude, and then…

Then things get interesting. Cinderella arrives at the ball in a different manner than you’d expect. The ball doesn’t exactly go as expected either. I gasped out loud in one part, the twist leaving me floored because I thought I’d known exactly where this novella was going.

Turns out I was wrong. That’s the beauty of this novella. It draws you in with the seemingly normal Cinderella tale, then turns it on its head.

Once the main twists were completed, I did guess the twist at the end, and how the book would be resolved. But that was okay. The second major twist isn’t so much a twist but a secret that the reader and author share with giggles and whispers while waiting for the reveal at the end. It’s the kind of twist that leaves the reader gratified that they’d figured it out.

I also really loved the take on the evil stepmother. She’s still evil. Still a baddie. Yet, she does have a reason for it (not a reason most sane people would actually implement). She isn’t just mindlessly torturing Cinderella for no apparent reason. She has a purpose to Cinderella’s servitude.

Overall, it’s a sweet Cinderella story about waiting for God’s timing in your life.

Amazing Grace Blog Tour – Book Spotlight

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This spotlight is going up a little later than I meant to. A crazy weekend (fun, but crazy) meant I barely turned my laptop on the entire weekend.

While I have yet to read any of Faith Blum’s Hymns of the West, she graciously was a part of my blog tour for Dare. I also recently learned she’s a big Louis L’amour fan, so now I have to check out her books. 😉

So without further ado, here is a spotlight on Faith Blum’s recent release Amazing Grace.

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Caleb hurried to the post office. He had to get in and out before his sister finished at the general store. “Any mail for the Stuarts?” he asked the postmaster.

The postmaster took a lazy look at him over the top of his eyeglasses and gave a heaving sigh as he turned around to check. “Yep. Somethin’ from Ohio and somethin’ from Montana.”

Tapping his foot, Caleb waited until the large man put the letters lazily in his hand. As he left he wondered why Anna had written someone in Montana and who she knew in Montana. It was really none of his business, but he was still curious. He folded the Ohio letter in half and stashed it in his back pocket. It would get wrinkled, but at least Anna wouldn’t know about it.

 As Caleb struggles through some inner battles, he secretly starts a correspondence with a widow and her daughter. Their unabashed faith in God convicts him and increases his inner struggles.

Unable to find a steady job, Maggie places an advertisement to become a mail-order bride. Her daughter, Rachel, is her motivation and encouragement, but if Maggie doesn’t find a job or husband soon, Rachel might not survive through the next year.

Can Caleb learn to trust God despite his past? Can Maggie and Rachel hold onto their faith despite all their trials? What will happen when they meet in person?

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Excerpt from the Book:

Rachel waited outside the schoolhouse with James while their teacher talked to John and Tobias. Neither of them spoke, even in sign language.

They waited almost a half hour before John stepped out the door.

“What happened?” Rachel asked. “Are you in trouble?”

“Nah,” John said. “He just told me to watch my attitude and I shouldn’t be so willing to pick a fight, even if I was defending a girl.”

Rachel let her breath go rushing out of her nose. “I’m glad. I wouldn’t have wanted you to get in trouble because of me.”

John looked at her with confusion in his eyes. “Even if I would’ve gotten into trouble, it would’ve been my own fault because I knew exactly what would happen when I stepped in. I would have gladly taken a punishment if it meant he wasn’t hurting you. Speaking of which, how’s your arm?”

Rachel shrugged. “I’ll live.”

“You should have your ma check it when you get home.” He looked up at the sky. “And you’d better hurry home before she starts to worry sick about you being so late.”

Rachel put her right hand to her hip and glared at John. “What are you trying to be? My conscience? Mum will be fine.” She spun on her heel and looked over her shoulder. “See you two tomorrow.”

John watched her stride away with her nose slightly in the air and grinned. It was so easy and fun to get her mad. He looked over at James who was staring at him. “What?” he asked.

“Why do you treat her like that?” James signed.

John’s grin grew. “I dunno. It’s fun. Race ya home!”

John waited two seconds to give James a head start before he tore off after his brother.

Faith with Rikki-croppedAbout the Author

An avid reader, Faith Blum started writing at an early age. Whether it was a story about the camping trip that summer or a more creative story about fictional characters, she has always enjoyed writing. When not writing, Miss Blum enjoys reading, crafting, playing piano, Captaining on the Holy Worlds Historical Fiction Forum and playing games with her family (canasta, anyone?).

As a history enthusiast who has been fascinated for years with the Old West, Faith has endeavored to create a clean, fun, and challenging Western story. Faith lives with her family on a hobby farm in the Northern Midwest, where she enjoys the many cats they have.

You can find Faith on her Website, Blog, Facebook, and Twitter

If you’d like to check out the rest of the tour (please do, all the interviews have been awesome!), here’s the tour schedule:

April 27………Faith Blum……………….Introducing the Tour

April 30………Jess Strong……………….Book Spotlight

May 4…………Annie Douglass…………..Character Interview

May 7…………LeAnne           Douglas…………Book Review

May 11……….Shanna Hatfield………….Character Interview

May 14……….Dee Strawbridge…………Book Spotlight

May 18……….Dawnita Fogleman………Book Review/Author Interview

May 21……….Elizabeth Kaiser…………Author Interview

May 25……….Emily Kopf………………Book Review

May 28……….Kathryn Fogleman……….Author Interview

June 1…………Raechel…………………..Author Interview

June 4…………Faith Blum……………….Novella Cover Reveal

June 8…………Carlene Havel……………Book Spotlight

June 11……….Amanda Tero……………Book Review/Author Interview

June 15……….Jaye L. Knight……………Character Spotlight

June 18……….Claire Banschbach………Author Interview

June 22……….Tricia Mingerink…………Book Spotlight

June 25……….Karilyn Putt………………Book Spotlight

June 29……….Morgan Huenke…………..Book Review/Author Interview

July 2…………Faith Blum………………..The Wrap Up

Favorite Screen Characters Tag

I was tagged by Jaye L. Knight for the Favorite Screen Characters Tag. Narrowing down to 10 Favorite Screen characters is hard! Not to mention, I pretty much wanted to say ditto to every character on Jaye’s list. So here is my list (In no particular order).

Eowyn (Lord of the Rings)

While Aragorn has a very special place in my heart, I decided to feature Eowyn here since Aragorn was already featured in Jaye’s post. Eowyn is a horse-riding, sword-fighting maid of Rohan, and what’s not to like about that? Plus, her hair! Seriously, I want her no-frizz product. Somehow she goes through a full-tilt gallop, falling off her horse, and fighting the Witch King and somehow her curls remain in beautiful waves. I step out in the rain for two seconds and my hair starts to look like I touched an electric fence.

But what really clinched her as one of my all time favorite screen characters was the scene in the extended edition where Eowyn attempts to make soup (if you haven’t seen the extended editions, the extended edition of The Two Towers is worth watching just for that moment!) I’m an awful cook myself, so I can totally relate to this moment in the movie! The sequence below doesn’t capture the look on Aragorn’s face when he tries to swallow a mouthful.

Westley/Dread Pirate Roberts (The Princess Bride)

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Before Pirates of the Caribbean and Once Upon a Time‘s Captain Hook, Westley/the Dread Pirate Roberts is to blame for my crush on pirates. After all, he’s like pirate meets Zorro. Totally awesome! Plus the whole not-staying-dead-thing? Yep, he’s my first love when it comes to on screen pirates.

Captain Hook/Killian Jones (Once Upon a Time)

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While we’re talking pirates, I couldn’t help but include Killian Jones/Captain Hook on this list. That grin! And those intense eyes! Argh! There are times I just want to slap Emma and tell her to get with it girl and not let a guy like Killian get away.

Captain America (Captain American: The First Avenger, etc) 

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Just to make sure you guys weren’t getting too worried with my obsession with pirates and bad boys, here’s a really good guy to make the list. I might be in the minority, but Captain America has been my favorite Avenger since the first film with him. He’s just such a nice, old-fashioned, principled guy. His principles are tested, and his struggle is in trying to live out his principles in a complicated world. His personality actually reminds me a lot of Shadrach Alistair in my recent release Dare. 

White Witch (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe BBC version)

Okaaaaaaay, so what does that have to do with Frozen?

I’d like to include a villain on this list. The White Witch in the old BBC version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the ultimate villain. The White Witch in the new Disney version can’t come close to capturing the truly scary White Witch that the old BBC version had. No one does a witch the way Barbara Kellerman did in that movie!

Maximus (Tangled)

You had to know this one was coming, right? I absolutely adore Tangled! Flynn Rider is awesome and Rapunzel is so sweet! But, Maximus makes my list mostly because I own Maximus. Don’t believe me? Compare the pictures below:

Maximus is soooo cute too.

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Looks aren’t the only things that are similar. Let’s just say I’m keeping my horse well away from my sword…

Merida (Brave) 

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Because, well, she has a horse, she can out-shoot just about everybody, and that hair! Rocking those curls! Plus I love the mother-daughter story line. Both the mother AND the daughter have to change, which shows the complicated relationship that a lot of mothers and daughters have. On top of that, she’s a princess and she ends the movie single, which (being single myself) I can appreciate.

Maria (The Sound of Music) 

I love The Sound of Music! It is based on a true story, though the movie does change a few of the details. I actually did read the book that the real Maria Von Trapp wrote because I loved the movie so much.

Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)

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Another childhood favorite. Since I knew I wanted to be a writer, I always connected with Anne. And her mishaps! As I grew older, I began to appreciate the love story part with her and Gilbert. So adorable! I heard people are talking about doing a remake, but I fear Megan Follows will always be Anne to me!

Gilligan’s Island

Okay, I’m cheating. I’m picking the entire cast of the old TV show Gilligan’s Island. My family watches of a lot of the old TV shows, and Gilligan’s Island was always a favorite. Yes, it’s a little corny and you have to suspend disbelief. But the jokes are actually funny, not just body jokes masquerading as humor.

It’s a show where very different characters always came together in the end. They always stuck together as a family in spite of their differences (and whatever problem Gilligan caused to keep them still stuck on the island).

So there’s my list of ten of my favorite on screen characters. I could keep going, but I’ll have to cut it off at 10 otherwise this could get to be a really long blog post.

I think this is the point where I’m supposed to tag ten more bloggers. Looking through the list of people that have already been tagged for this post, it looks like the bloggers I know who’d want to be tagged have already been tagged…so I’m going have to pass on tagging more people.

What about you? Who would your Favorite Screen Characters be?

Dare Blog Tour Wrap Up

Wow, this has been a crazy week! A lot of fun, but crazy.

I’ve realized that a blog tour is a little bit like being Cinderella at the ball. You’re the center of attention, and your head is buzzing with all the excitement and adrenaline, but you’re also overwhelmed because you’ve never been the center of attention like this before, and you’re stammering and hoping you’re saying the right things to all the people coming up to say nice things to you.

I’m beyond thankful to all the authors and bloggers who participated in the blog tour. It was like having a whole group of fairy godmothers!

And of course all the readers who have contacted me on my blog or Facebook to say they are excited to read the book, and especially those who went out and bought the book, read it, and then reached out to let me know they loved it.

A special thanks to Kim Moss who came up with this snappy line in her review and gave me permission to use it. This new header is already up on Facebook, and I love how it looks!

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But the fun isn’t over quite yet! The Facebook party is tonight, and it is going to be a blast! I hope you all can make it, even for a few minutes!

In case you missed any of the stops, the full list of the blog tour can be found here.

Today is also your last chance to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway if you haven’t already. The winner will be announced at the Facebook party tonight! I can’t wait to chat with all of you there!

Character Chat #2

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I regain my seat behind Lord Alistair’s large, oak desk. The three people sitting across from me don’t seem any more comfortable after our break than they did before. Leith rubs the hilt of one of his knives. Renna grips her skirt like she wants to bolt. Brandi just bounces in her seat as if eager.

“Thanks for returning, everyone.” Since Brandi looks so eager, I decide I’d better start with her. “Brandi, Sierra wants to know what your favorite food is?”

“Aunt Mara’s maple sugar cookies.” Brandi closes her eyes and rubs her stomach. “Especially when they are warm and goey and the sugar on top is still melting into them.” She opens her eyes and cocks an eyebrow at Leith. “Aunt Mara never made them while you were visiting. Too bad.” She crosses her arm and turns her attention to me. “That will change in the next book, right?”

“I’ll…see what I can do.” I shouldn’t have been surprised. Brandi did tend to get her way when she set her mind on something. “Moving on. Leith, Claire wants to know if there is any skill you wish you had?”

“Throwing knives.” His eyes narrow at me. “I don’t have the hand-eye coordination.”

“Sorry. It’d make things too easy.” I clear my throat. “Renna.”

She squeaks and snaps her head up when I call her name. I think she was secretly hoping I’d forget about her if she made herself silent and small enough. I lower my voice a little bit. “Do you have any friends in Stetterly?”

She shrugs and picks at her skirt. “Not really. Before my parents died, I was the future lady of Stetterly. I didn’t exactly make friends with the local girls. Afterwards, it was safer not to leave Stetterly Manor all that much. And I wouldn’t want to put anyone in danger by being friend’s with them.”

I could hear the hint of loneliness in her voice. “But you do have a few friends.”

“Well, Lydia Alistair was nice enough when we were little. And her brother was…a friend.” Renna swallows and looks away.

“Yes, we’ll have to let the readers figure out the rest from there.” I can’t help but grin as I turn back to Leith. “Leith, Sierra wants to know if you think you’ll ever have a family in the future?”

His jaw drops. “What? You can’t seriously expect me to answer that question.”

“Yep. Don’t worry, none of you will remember this conversation when I leave the book-world, so you can be completely honest.”

He crosses his arms and glares at me.

I cross my arms and glare back. I’d played this whole silent game with him before. If I waited long enough, I’d get an answer out of him.

His shoulders sag. His eyes flick towards Renna for the briefest of moments. “I haven’t really thought about it.”

“Yes, you have.” I swallow my sigh of frustration. Sometimes he could be so stubborn he’d keep things from himself.

“It’s not like I’m ever going to have a future. King Respen is probably going to kill me long before that happens.”

“But if you did survive and you didn’t get killed and you were able to settle down, would you want to have a family?”

“You’re not going to drop this, are you?” His hand clenches on his knife. Renna flinches, but I don’t. I know it’s only a reflex. He wouldn’t actually draw it on me.

“Nope, I’m not. So just answer the question.”

“Fine.” He scowls. “Yes, I would like a family.”

Renna gapes at him. Brandi grins so broadly that I shoot her a warning look. I’d better distract her before she started meddling. Or spouting spoilers. “Brandi, if you could be anything or anyone, who would you be?”

She blinks at me for several moments. Finally, a question she doesn’t have an immediate answer for. She goes strangely still and stares at the floor. Renna cocks her head at Brandi, as if she was seeing a side of her sister she didn’t realize existed.

“I’m not sure.” Brandi shrugs. “I want to do something great. Something big. Like something from a story.”

I smile at her. “Don’t worry. You will. Eventually.”

Her face brightens with the return of her grin. “In that case, I’m happy just being me. That’s a good thing, isn’t it?”

“Yes, it is.” I pick up my stack of papers. “Thank you all for coming and putting up with me.”

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Character Chat #1

I open a door in a long hallway and step into a room paneled with dark wood. The floor is covered with dark green rugs and bookshelves line most of the walls.

Two girls jump to their feet. Seventeen-year-old Renna wrings her hands while thirteen-year-old Brandi grins. I smile back and walk to the large, leather chair set behind an oak desk. “Make yourselves comfortable. Lord Alistair has graciously loaned us his study for this interview.”

Renna perches on the edge of her seat as if she wants to run. Brandi plops into her seat. I settle into the leather arm chair. Ah, yes. I could see why Lord Alistair likes this chair so much. I steeple my fingers and lean back in the chair feeling quite pleased with myself…until I realize that my feet are swinging freely several inches above the floor.

I have to stand up to drag the chair closer to the desk. I probably look ridiculous: a girl perched in the lord of Walden’s chair with her feet stretched to tiptoes to touch the floor.

“So, are you going to ask us questions or what?” Brandi bounces in her seat, her grin still playing across her face.

“In a minute. We’re still missing one person.” I stare at the curtains that separate a small windowseat from the rest of the room. “Leith Torren, stop hiding on that windowseat and come out here.”

An eighteen-year-old young man dressed all in black eases around the curtains. The lamplight winks on the hilts of the knives strapped to his waist and across his chest. Renna cranes her neck around. Her eyes widen, and she presses her hands to the armrests of the chair as if intending to push herself to her feet.

“It’s all right. Stay right there, Renna. You’re safe.” I wave at her to return to her seat. I point at the third seat I’d dragged into the room in preparation for this interview. “Leith, if you would please take your seat, we’ll finally get this interview started.”

He tiptoes across the room and slips into the chair next to Brandi. Her grin is so wide I’m almost her face will split in two. Leith stares at me with shadowed, green eyes. Wary. His hands twitch toward his knives.

I lean my elbows on the desk. “You haven’t forgiven me yet for using you as my escort to Jaye L. Knight’s Facebook Ball a few weeks ago, have you?”

He shakes his head, but the wary expression doesn’t relax.

I sigh and tug on my hair. “You talked with her character, Jace, didn’t you? He warned you about these interviews.”

Leith nods. I grimace. “I knew I shouldn’t have let you wander off at that Facebook Ball. Don’t worry. This won’t be nearly as intense as what Jaye put Jace through. Your story hasn’t been out long enough to gather too many fangirls yet.”

Brandi’s grin widens, and I’m suddenly glad I didn’t take her along. I could only imagine the kind of trouble she would’ve gotten into at a virtual ball. “Anyways, let’s go over a few ground rules. I’ve tried to word the questions so they won’t give anything away, but try to make sure you don’t say too many spoilers in your answers.”

Brandi rolls her eyes. “You’ve already given away loads of stuff.”

“What, really? What have I given away?” I glance from my notes to the three people sitting across the desk from me. “No, don’t tell me.” I straighten my notes. “First question: Renna, when did you first become interested in healing? Isn’t that a little unusual for a lady?”

Renna jumps at my question and stares at me for several minutes. I wait her out. She’ll answer if I give her enough time. She picks at her skirt. “I was eight when Uncle Abel and Aunt Mara moved to Stetterly. It was only a few weeks later that Brandi cut her finger, and Aunt Mara stitched it up. Watching her, I knew then that I wanted to learn to help people like Aunt Mara. My father and mother let me learn. My mother figured it would be a useful skill.”

“She was right.” I tap at my papers again. “Brandi, I think I already know the answer to this, but what is your favorite animal?”

“Horse, duh.” She crosses her arms. “And you totally did know the answer to that one. Actually, you know all our answers already.”

“Not always. Some of you are very good at hiding things from you.” I point at Leith. “For example, he didn’t think to share his father issues with me until most of the way through the first draft.”

Leith shrugs. “It’s not something I just tell people. I was forced into it.”

Renna huddles lowers in her chair. I scowl at her. “And you, young lady, didn’t think to tell me some of your issues until the fourth major revision.”

“I was scared.” She ducks even lower.

I resist the urge to bang my head on the desk. I’d done enough of that while writing. Why did I have to write a book with characters even more introverted than I am? 

Banging your head on the desk isn’t going to help anything.” Brandi’s smile is a bit too smug. “At least I never gave you any trouble.”

“Not that kind of trouble.” I tap my sheet. “Well, it looks like you all have managed to distract me from actually asking questions. Looks like all I have is time for one more question. Leith, what are you afraid of besides death and failure?”

He glances at Renna and Brandi before answering. “Snakes. I hate snakes. I once had a small grass snake crawl into my boot while I was sleeping. In the morning, it slithered out as I was pulling the boot on.” He shudders. “I always check my boots now before I put them on.”

I shudder as well. “I agree. I hate snakes.” I stand up. “That will be all for now. Let’s take a break before I ask you the next round of questions.”

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Follow this link to find out about the rest of the blog tour and to enter the Grand Prize giveaway.

Does anyone have any questions that they would like to ask the characters when I bring them back for the next character chat?

Inspiration for Dare – Setting

So far the blog tour celebration has been exciting! To check out the rest of the posts in the tour, click here.

Today I’m going to share with you where I got the inspiration for the setting in Dare.

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When I describe the setting for Dare, I describe it as American West meets medieval or South Dakota with castles plunked into the middle of it. When I began writing Dare, I knew I didn’t want the usual, European geographical setting. I wanted something different.

And that’s when I remembered a camping trip from a number of years ago. My family and I were on our way back from Yellowstone when we swung through South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore. It had rained a few hours before, so it looked like George Washington was in serious need of a handkerchief.

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After we stared at Mount Rushmore sufficiently long enough to ingrain it in our memories, we piled back into our suburban and punched Custer State Park into the GPS to find our campsite for the night. It was about 6 in the evening. All of us were hungry. All we wanted to do was get to a campsite so we could set up our tents, eat, and go to sleep.

We didn’t know, however, that the GPS automatically routed us to the middle of the state park, not the entrance to the state park campground. For those who don’t know, Custer State Park is huge. It’s filled with twisting roads winding up, down, and around through the Black Hills. We drove and drove and drove until we finally realized we were lost. We were somewhere on a scenic route with sections of one-way road between these sharp peaks.

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We were truly lost. We spent hours trying to find our way out of this maze of scenic roads. Finally, at about 10 at night (yes, we’d been lost for four hours), we discovered we’d gotten out of Custer State Park and stumbled across a small campground called Horse Thief Resort. We had to set up our tents and eat a quick meal in the dark. But at that point we didn’t care. It was a pretty memorable adventure.

The scenery of South Dakota stuck with me, so when I was thinking about interesting scenery for Dare, I decided that the South Dakota/Nebraska area would be perfect. How many medieval fantasies also have prairies and western-style saddles? I modified the geography so Acktar isn’t exactly South Dakota, but it does resemble it. The Spires Canyon in Dare is named after and based on the tall spires of rock my family saw while lost in Custer State Park.

What about you? Any family vacation stories to share?

All through this week, I’m holding a giveaway to celebrate the release of Dare. Click here to find where to enter or enter from any of the posts along the blog tour.

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RELEASE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As you could tell by my spastic title, Dare officially releases today! Eeeep! Let the Party BEGIN!

To get everyone excited about the release, here’s the book trailer I posted to Youtube yesterday.

To celebrate the release, I’ve set the price of the ebook versions across all platforms to $0.99 for the first two weeks. After that, the price will go up to $2.99.

As an ebook, it is available on Amazon as of right now. I hope it get it up on Smashwords, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and basically anywhere you want to get an ebook as soon as possible.

Due to being a newbie and not knowing how long it takes Amazon to upload a print book, the paperback is still being processed by Amazon. I will let you know as soon as it goes live.

Today is also the start of the blog tour. Here is the schedule with lots of great posts for the next week:

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June 3

June 4

June 5

June 8

June 9

June 10 

This next week is going to be a blast! I hope you have as much fun on the blog tour and Facebook party as I have planning them. 🙂 I’m excited to finally share this book with you, and I hope you enjoy it!

For more celebration, I’m also holding a Grand Prize giveaway! (Due to the issues with shipping weapons internationally, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only). You can enter the giveaway here:a Rafflecopter giveaway

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