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Monday, September 26, 2016

Resthaven by Erik Therme - Blurb Blitz & Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Erik Therme and his new book, “Resthaven”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with Erik and to increase your chances of winning! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!


Resthaven
by Erik Therme

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GENRE: YA suspense

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BLURB:

The last thing Kaylee wants to do is participate in a childish scavenger hunt—especially inside the abandoned retirement home on the edge of town. When she finds a bruised, deaf boy hiding inside one of the rooms, she vows to lead him to safety . . . only to discover the front doors are now padlocked, and her friends are nowhere to be found. Kaylee is about to learn that not everything that goes ‘bump in the night’ is imaginary, and sometimes there are worse things to fear than ghosts.

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EXCERPT ONE:

Listen.

That’s my father’s favorite word. I’m pretty sure that’s why he left my mother and me: we never listened. What does he expect? My mother hides behind a computer sixty hours a week, and I’m only fifteen. It’s not in our nature to listen. Case in point: I think my mother just asked a question I didn’t catch—which is bad—because she hates repeating herself almost as much as I do. My best defense is to keep staring out the car window, pretending I didn’t hear.

“Well?” she asked.

“Yeah,” I said, “I get it. You hate me.”

“Kaylee, I don’t hate you. And we both know you brought this on yourself.”

“Me? How is this my fault? I haven’t done anything—”

“Exactly. It’s been three weeks since we moved here, and in that time you’ve made zero effort to make friends or leave the apartment. If it wasn’t for Anna, you wouldn’t do anything but come home from school and sulk in your room.”

I slunk down further in the passenger seat. “Yeah, and if it wasn’t for Anna I wouldn’t even be here right now.”

“Well, I think it was very generous of these girls to invite you over tonight, so at least try and make an effort. It’s only for a few hours.”

I scowled out my window, knowing it was pointless to argue. Once my mother made up her mind it took an act of God, or an argument with my father, to change it.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering for his oldest daughter’s volleyball team, or chilling on the PlayStation 4 with his thirteen-year-old. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only seven places in the world UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Erik Therme will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

42 comments:

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Have you started your next project? If so, can you share a little bit about your book?

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    1. My third novel, Roam, is going through the editing process and will hopefully see publication by early next year. It's a character driven novel and very different than my first two books. I’m also knee-deep into a fourth book about a father searching for his missing daughter, who might—or might not—have been kidnapped.

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  3. Thanks so much for hosting, Ally! I'll check in throughout the day and happily answer any questions that pop up. :)

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  4. What inspired you to write this novel? Do you have a muse?

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    1. I have two teenage daughters, and I wanted to write something I thought they’d enjoy. I'm also a big fan of horror movies, and it was a lot of fun to employ a creepy, abandoned building as a backdrop for the story.

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  5. I enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great book!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt, Eva. It was a lot of fun to write but definitely a challenge since I used no chapters. The idea was to have the story unfold in "real time" like a movie, which makes it a brisk, fast read.

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  6. Who are some of your favorite authors; what strikes you about their work?

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    1. Stephen King has always been an inspiration, and my wife and I were lucky enough to see him a few months ago while he was touring. He was amazing to listen to! I'm also a big fan of Gillian Flynn as I'm drawn to "dark" characters as I think they're more interesting. Another favorite is Joshua Gaylord, who also writes under the pen name Alden Bell. I often use sites like Book Bub to discover new authors. If the sample looks interesting, I'll probably take a chance on them. :)

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  7. This sounds like a really great book, I love the cover and enjoyed reading the excerpt. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks Victoria. I was thrilled when I saw the completed cover, and I've gotten numerous compliments on it. :)

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  8. Sounds like a very good read, thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt.

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  10. Congrats and best of luck on your new release Erik! Thank you also for this great giveaway!

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  11. Where did you meet Darth Vadar????
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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    1. When I was 8 years old, David Prowse (the man “inside” the Darth Vader suit) came to Iowa on a Star Wars promotional junket. They were also looking for 2 kids to don original Jawa costumes.

      Through astronomical luck, I was chosen not only to wear one of the original Jawa costumes from the original trilogy, but also to pose for photographs with the Dark Lord himself.

      Definitely the pinnacle of my childhood.

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  12. You're awesome and I sure appreciate all the work you do daily to bring us these great giveaways. Thanks so much!

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  13. You were one lucky little dude! That's awesome about the Darth Vadar thing!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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    1. It really was amazing. Here's a link to the signed picture (by Prowse) if you were interested: https://eriktherme.com/randomness/darth-is-a-cool-dude-1980/

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  14. Sure hope your not tired of hearing from me again but want you to know I appreciate the opportunity to win. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks so much for the support, James! :)

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  15. Friday!!!! The day so many look forward to and the start of a big work weekend for me. Thanks again for the chance at winning

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  16. Have a fun Saturday and thank you for the opportunity to win

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  17. I checked out your Darth Vadar link from above. Pretty cool! And thanks for having this contest, too!
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  18. Have a Blessed Sunday and thank you for all you do for all of us.

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  19. Good Morning! Have a great day and thanking you again for the chance at winning.

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  20. Happy Hump Day! Hope it's a great one for you and thanks for all you do offering us these terrific gveaways

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  21. Hope everyone who is in the path of Hurricane Matthew is safe and just want to thank you for this giveaway.

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  22. Enjoy your Friday and prayers for all those going through Hurricane Matthew. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  23. I am off to work soon so stopping by, wishing you a great Saturday and saying thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. Finally, I am back I keep messing up but here today to say thank you for this giveaway

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  25. Have a terrific day and I want you to know I DO appreciate you bringing us these great giveaways, thank you.

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  26. Stopping by to say Good Morning on this fine Friday. Hope it's a great one for you and thank you for this giveaway.

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  27. Hope your Saturday is filled with fun and thanks for all you do for us offering us these giveaways

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  28. Off to work soon for me but hope you have one awesome Sunday! Thanks for the opportunity at winning.

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  29. I have missed you lately, my appologies but back to say thank you for the chance at winning.

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