Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Win a $50 Amazon/BN GC - Virtual Book Tour: The Summer Diary by Elyse Douglas


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Elyse Douglas will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

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.

Enjoy an 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 Caf√©. 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!


About the Author:
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.
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14 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Elyse Douglas said...

Love the layout and the blog. Thank you for hosting.

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Good luck with the release!

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Kim said...

Oh wow. This sounds like a good book. I like the idea of what could happen. I can't believe Douglas' great great grandfather lived so long. That's amazing, especially at that time.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post..love the excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)

Rita said...

I liked the excerpt.

morgan said...

I liked the voice of the diary narrative. I'd love to read more. What a hook!

Glenda Hefty said...

Now this sounds different and I like different as a rule as long as it doesn't come out contrived!

Janhvi said...

Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

Amanda Sakovitz said...

thanks for the chance!

Sydney Grieve said...

Thanks for the opportunity!!

Ree Dee said...

I loved the excerpt today! Thank you for the post and the giveaway.

Noelle Colletto said...

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

Ally Swanson said...

Great post! I really enjoyed reading the excerpt. Can't wait to read this book!