I hope you enjoy your hop to my blog. I will be giving away an ebook copy of my debut, Escape the Doubt, for you to enjoy. This is my first hop ever and I wasn't all that sure what I should put inside this post. I have listed my dreamcast, my playlist and a small excerpt of Escape the Doubt in seperate posts. So scroll down... :)
ABOUT ME: I am a new author.... WOW! It still shocks me to be able to say that. Okay, so I am a new self-published author. My debut and it's series are YA/NA, Coming-of-Age Romance. I have many WIP's in progress and they won't always fit inside that same genre box. I hope to have a variety genres as each story chooses it's voice for me. I am 34 years old, mother to 3 beautiful daughters, and I have been married to my best friend since I was nineteen. I used to live in Texas but now I am back home in Louisiana. I am beyond nervous to be venturing into the book world as an independent author. I have never before shared my writing, even though I have hid many secrets in my own dark poetry (like my character, Riley). It's not that I didn't want to share, but more that I didn't believe enough in myself to do so. Sometimes though, you have to let go of insecurities and the fear of failure to find happiness. I have several post on my blog about why I write (check those out). Below is a poem I wrote about what writing feels like to me. So flying on a wing and a prayer, I took the leap off the ledge and now... HERE I AM.
THIS IS WHAT WRITING FEELS LIKE TO ME: (Enjoy my poem)
I just wish for a second I had all the answers. Even if in that second I only captured one or two answers to memory. Just for a second to not feel confused about which step should come first, that 'one' or the one I'm about to take. Just one simple, small second that feels like a minute or an hour. In that second I might be able to breathe, might be able to see a small glimpse or a sliver of insight, and not be so afraid of the unknown. The second passes, I don't receive the answers, only more questions, and I still can't breathe. I'm also still afraid of the unknown. The dark places in time, where thoughts and fear entwine is where I lie. Until the next second passes, and the next after that, until a minute becomes an hour, and hours become days without change. The whispers get louder, their are so many, pulling me back and forth and hard to focus on just the one. No need for time as they don't exist for them. For me, time is all I see. Too little time, running out of time... never enough time. And yet, in all that time... I never get my second with all the answers. Time, the peculiar thing that it is... never stops, never goes back... just continues to tick and to tock. Within time I will have even one answer, maybe two, just possibly three or very well none at all. Within time the whispers will become a voice I can rely on. The voice will become it's own maker of time, another cycle of unknown. Another second I fear and embrace because it's my own. With or without answers, this voice belongs to me, and it should not be feared but cherished. So I will try... try to embrace the time I'm surrounded with all of the whispers. I will to try to not fear the unknown or focus on the unanswered questions. I will try to not let my demons scare me off, even if time after time I do let them. This time will be different. This time, I will not count the seconds I'm lost, or the hours I feel like I can't breathe. This time I will just let the whispers find their voice, and the voice will find me.
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Escape the Doubt is a beautiful love story about two high school seniors, which are struggling to escape a past that fills one of them with doubt and guilt, while the other is filled with longing and desire. Josh and Riley have been best friends since they were four and five years old. Told in dual POV's, Escape the Doubt, will take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions as secrets unfold. When friendship shifts into love and innocence shifts into curiosity... the journey should be fun right? Wrong. Nothing involving these two happens easy or without a curve ball being thrown at them.
*Pages full of: wrong decisions, mistakes, misunderstandings, betrayal, lies, and secrets... so many secrets!
*This is book 1 in the Shifting Series but can be read as a standalone (no cliffhanger).