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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Demise by Erica R Lomelino - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Erica R. Lomelino and her new book, “The Demise”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post – except the Available at Amazon picture.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!  Also, come back daily to interact with Erica and to increase your chances of winning!

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


The Demise
by Erica R. Lomelino

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GENRE: Romance

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BLURB:

Elizabeth Woods and Ian Sweeten had a romance which sparked over a few months. Marriage followed, and with it the couple traveled around the world as he served in the military. After Ian’s deployment, overseas, their young love deepened into something more but with life comes complications, and what Elizabeth comes to realize is that her husband is battling his own demons. Mind games, deceit and abuse become part of the ways Ian seeks to control her. As she struggles to repair her marriage and get back to the love they shared early in their relationship, Elizabeth realizes that holding on to the man she loves may come at a price too high to pay.

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EXCERPT ONE:

“How are you feeling today?” Dr. Carter asked.

“Antsy,” I told her. I’d brought a bottle of water and took a sip. It helped my throat at least. “I was thinking about what I wanted to say to you on my way here, and it just occurred to me there are some parts of my relationship with Ian that are just as painful as when they happened back then. What happened to the old adage about time healing all wounds? I should be past all this by now.”

Dr. Carter shook her head. “We all heal differently. But in my experience, time heals little if anything. It all depends on how much work you get done in the meantime. And that’s what you’re here for, so you’re moving in the right direction.”

 “You tell everyone that?”

She cracked a smile.  Dr. Carter struck me as a motherly woman. She was in her early forties, by my guess. “I do find myself saying it often,” Dr. Carter admitted. “A lot of people struggle with this idea that they should be further ahead in their emotional healing than they actually are. We give people the idea there’s this prescribed amount of time to be over mourning, and after that amount of time it’s somehow wrong to feel anything about it.”

 “Mourning?” I asked.

 “Yes,” she said. “You’re mourning the demise of your marriage.”

I thought for a moment before answering. “I never looked at it that way.”

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GUEST POST:

What inspired me to write, The Demise?

Last year I was still in the midst of feeling sorry for myself for my failed marriage of ten years. My newfound love was being patient with me and told me that maybe I should go and talk to someone. I pondered the idea for a moment and decided against it. Talking to someone is not going to help me heal. I continued on with my self-pity instead. I was emotional, I would lash out at the silliest things. He would look at me with sadness in his eyes. He was trying to understand and help me, and I knew deep down inside I was overreacting but I couldn't find a way to stop it. I was hurt and I was still mourning and felt no one understood. I should be over it by now. But why? Why should I be over it by now? I gave this man eleven years of my life and now I should just get over it?

One evening I was watching Netflix and I noticed an ad for a TV series. It was titled The Affair. It caught my attention and decided to start watching it. Although Alison Lockhart (one of the main characters in the series) was grieving the loss of a child I still felt I could relate to her. She was lost, trapped in her grief and I felt the same way.  I too was trying to piece my life back together. Then the 2nd main character appeared in the show, Noah Solloway.  He was a struggling author trying to write his second book. The affair between him and Alison began and Solloway started writing about his affair in his book and before long the words were just flowing onto the pages.

A light bulb went off in my head. An urge in my gut started to fester. I don't need to talk to anyone, I thought to myself, I need to write. I grabbed a pen and paper and started to write my life, my marriage.  Anything that came to my mind. There was no order at first. It was total chaos. I didn't mind though, I knew I needed to purge it all out no matter how hard it was. After everything I needed to write was all out. I created a timeline and decided to make my writing into a book. Yes, my book is written as fiction but there are stories within my book that are my memories and just like The Affair, the memories are bias to my side of the story. Which ones are true and which ones are made up? Well I will leave that up to you to decide.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Erica R Lomelino, lives in Jacksonville, Florida. In her free time, she enjoys the beach life, painting, reading, traveling and spending time with her daughter. She looks forward to developing her skill at writing and hopes to continue to write books that will put you on the edge of your seat.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Erica will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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27 comments:

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

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my page and I wish you all good luck in winning the giveaway!! If anyone has any additional questions let me know and I will be more than happy to answer them!

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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  4. Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed reading the excerpt! Please follow my tour for even more juicy excerpts from my book. My next tour date will be next Tuesday with https://christineyoungauthor.com/

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  5. This sounds like a really great book, thanks for sharing the excerpt!

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win and enjoyed the excerpt.

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  7. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.

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  8. Good Afternoon, Happy Friday! Thanks once again for the opportunity to win!

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  9. Good Morning! Wishing you a fun filled Saturday. Enjoy and thanks again for the giveaway

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  10. This book sounds like something I'd really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

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  11. Good Monday Afternoon! Have a great week and thanks for all you do and bringing us this giveaway.

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  12. Thanks so much for bringing us this giveaway along with many others as well.

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  13. Enjoy your Friday and thanks again for the chance at winning!

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  14. I appreciate the chance to win, thanks so much and have an enjoyable Saturday!

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  15. Sunday blessings to you and your family. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. Shared on G+ to help spread the word, have a great day! :)

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  17. Hope your Monday is terrific along with the rest of the week. Thanks for the chance at winning!

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  18. This cover is so lovely, a little sad somehow. That fact alone makes me want to read the story to find out what's going on. Happy Monday to you and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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  19. Good Afternoon! Been missing my entries between work and trying to fix up this old home I bought. Back today finally to once again thank you for the chance at winning.

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  20. Hope your Saturday is loaded with fun and many memories. Thanks for all you do and for this giveaway.

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  21. Happy Sunday! Hope it's going great for you. Thanks for the chance at winning!

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  22. Back again to say thanks again for the chance at winning. I appreciate it!

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  23. Have a great day and thank you for giving all of us the opportunity to win.

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